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Would you like an opportunity to pray for your children and grandchildren? (college age included!)  Moms in touch is an opportunity to pray for our children, their teachers, and other school concerns.  We stand shoulder to shoulder in great anticipation of what God will do on behalf of the children and schools of the world.  Our children face much pressure in life and prayer is the best gift we can give them! Let's help "fill the gap" for our children.

Moms in Touch will meet from 5-6pm at Lenore Franchuk's home on the first three Mondays of each month. Lori Cook (652-2049) is the contact person if you have any questions. 

 

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Vikings Kleinsasser Leaves Lasting Legacy at Alma Mater

by Michelle Knoll - KSTP.com 01/02/2012

 


Former Vikings Jim Kleinsasser is going to leave a lasting legacy off the field long after he's done playing.

The former University of North Dakota player presented a $10,000 scholarship to 17-year-old Jacob Greenmyer after Sunday's game.

Greenmyer will attend UND in the fall. He is a cancer survivor who plans to use that money to pursue a career in medicine. More than 250 people applied for the scholarship.

Sunday was Kleinsasser's final game after a 13 year career with the Vikings.

 

More about Jim Kleinsasser:

 

NFL: Kleinsasser calls it a career, has no regrets
Published January 01, 2012, 11:15 PM
GrandForksHerald.com

 

MINNEAPOLIS — Jim Kleinsasser was making his way to the postgame interview room looking about as comfortable as an old farm boy walking the red carpet with boots and a simple black-and-white “North Dakota football” T-shirt.

“It’s the first time I’ve been up here in my 13 years,” said the Vikings’ now-retired blocking tight end, looking down from the spot normally reserved for stars with names like Peterson and legends with names like Favre.

Kleinsasser, the team’s second-round draft pick in 1999, had just finished the 181st and final game of his NFL career, a record for a Vikings tight end. He spent pregame posing for about as many photos as he has career receiving yards (1,688). He went to midfield for the coin toss as the team’s only captain, a nice gesture from his head coach, Leslie Frazier.

A game was played. The Vikings lost, 17-13 to the Bears. Kleinsasser didn’t add to his season receptions total of one, nor was he even targeted. But he did what he does, which is block about as well as any tight end in today’s NFL can block. His highlight, for those who squinted to see it, came near the end of the first half, when he went in motion from left to right and blocked Julius Peppers, one of the game’s best pass rushers, well enough to allow Joe Webb to complete a 19-yard pass to set up a field goal.

After the game, Kleinsasser posed for more photos and hugged his parents, Carter and Kathe, about as many times as he has career receptions (192). Then, with his helmet raised, he disappeared into the tunnel as the last player to leave the field.

“Just kind of overwhelming really,” Kleinsasser said. “I never expected coming into this game that anybody would even care if I walked out of the game.”

But people did care. Do care. A lot of them.

About 125 of them sat in the rafters of Sections 238-239 wearing gold T-shirts with Kleinsasser’s No. 40 and the words “Pride” and “Carrington, N.D.” on the front, and “Kleinsasser” on the back.

The Vikings donated those 125 tickets to the folks in Kleinsasser’s hometown of Carrington, pop: 2,200. They also sent two coach buses to Carrington High School to gather them at 8 a.m. Saturday. They arrived in town six hours later and spent part of New Year’s Eve with the town’s favorite son.

“Jimmy’s represented Carrington extremely well,” said Marty Hochhalter, Kleinsasser’s high school football coach. “When I watch Vikings games, I watch Jimmy. He’s laid it on the line every Sunday for 13 years for this team. Now he can walk away proud of what he accomplished. Proud that he got to determine when it was his time to go.”

Carter, Kleinsasser’s father, guessed that Jim will “hunt and fish for a while and then go back and finish college.”

“I’m guessing that’s what he’ll do,” Carter continued. “But for now, we’ll spend some time just enjoying all the good memories with the Vikings.”

Teammates couldn’t say enough about what those memories mean to them.

“He’s a pro’s pro,” rookie tight end Kyle Rudolph said. “It’s hard to say this because it makes him sound old. But he’s like a father to me.”

Kleinsasser, who turns 35 this month, said he made up his mind before the start of training camp that this would be his final season. He has no regrets and said there’s absolutely no way he’s pulling a Favre and coming out of retirement.

“I’m the luckiest guy,” Kleinsasser said. “From Day 1, I’ve been a lucky guy.”

 

(Note:  I really like this article about Jim Kleinsasser, so I copied it in its entirety, just in case it disappears from the Grand Forks Herald website.)

More info about Carrington, ND.

 

Carrington, North Dakota, The Central City

 

Carrington Chamber of Commerce

 

Carrington, North Dakota: Wikipedia

 

Carrington, ND: Citi-Data.Com

 

US Census: Quick facts - Carrington, North Dakota

 

Foster County, ND: Official Website

 

South Central North Dakota

 

US Census: Quick Facts - Foster County, ND

 

North Dakota State University: Carrington Research Extension  Center

 

North Dakota State Government

 

NewsDakota.Com

 

Come to the Senior Citizens Card Parties

 The Carrington Senior Citizens Club will have public card parties on the first and third Sundays, starting in October and running through April.  They will start at 2 p.m.  

    There is a charger of $5 per person which also includes a lunch with sandwiches, bars and a beverage.  You do not need to be a senior citizen to attend.  You just need to like playing cards, having fun and visiting with people!

 

 

Foster County Museum

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The Foster County Museum invites you to visit on Sundays during the months of July and August.

 

Wigs for Cancer Patients

Free wigs are available for cancer patients at Hair & Nail Designs in Carrington. Please call 701-652-3200 for an appointment.

 

 

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