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r copy e :i~? Fairview, waves to the crowd after being Montana at Saturday night's pageant at Sidney Middle VANDER WEELE Fairview, represented the area well at man competition in Fargo, N.D., June 7. away with a third-place showing in his I very pleased with that," Unruh said. "Beirtg tt- I'm very happy?' tests of strength included putting a 200- log over his head for the maximum number flipping a 700-pound tire end over hugging" a 345-pound stone and mov- a track with it as fast as possible, lifting implement and walking as fast as carrying three different implements up high stairs and putting round 230-300 stones on top of a platform. a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it," Unruh there were 27 total contestants. Unruh 12th overall and third in the lightweight top two participants in each division the national competition. But not qual- for nationals doesn't~pset Unruh. I kind of glad because I can now work on my for next year," he said, to compete at four strong man events PHOTO BY BILL VANDER WEELE crowned Miss Northeast- School. PHOTO BY BILL VANDER WEELE Joe Unruh works out at home to prepare for strength competitions. "[ want to spend the next couple of years seeing liow I can improve," Unruh said. His ultimate goal is being in the world's strong man competition. "But that would be four or five years down the road," Unruh said. The Hotel Albert, Fairview, sponsored Unruh at the Fargo competition. "Everybody has been real supportive," Unruh said. BY BILL VANDER WEELE Herald-Leader What could you do to make your community safer? You could keep an eye on your elderly neigh- bors. You could help track traffic patterns in the area. You could even deliver drinks to firefighters during a long, fire episode.. Those acts of volunteerism aM more are what the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Citizen Corps are coordinating. "We are w)lunteer brokers," said Carmen Miller, program director. "Our product is volunteers." The local RSVP is less than one year old. As long as federal guidelines are met, the program will receive $100,000 annually in Homeland Security funds for the next 10 years. That's $I million com- ing into the community. Part of the requirements is to have a certain amount of volunteers active in the program. Miller explains RSVP will develop and coordi- nate a community-wide volunteer response to emergency and community health and safety issues. Hearing the term Homeland Security may be confusing when one thinks about Sidney, but offi- cials stress security is larger than looking out for terrorists. "Homeland Security means to make our own community safer and stronger and make the com- munity better able to respond to emergencies of any kind," said Butch Renders, director of Disas- ter and Emergency Services. "That's not only ter- rorism, but it's the everyday 9-1-1 call." Miller noted President George W. Bush said gov- ernment can't be totally responsible for security, but residents need to be part of the solution. Although RSVP is for individuals 55 and older, Citizen Corps is for all volunteers. The four areas of emphasis for the programs are 1. Community health, 2. Safety, 3. Disaster pre- pareness and 4. Seniors outreaching to seniors. Jchbnd and MCone Cou Volunteer Prog If someone applies for RSVP, they have a large variety of areas to volunteer. Topics range from answering telephones, computer support, deliver- ies, kitchen clean up, mentoring at-risk youth, reading to youth, senior visiting, senior transporta- tion and weather storm identifiers. "We will match volunteers with opportunities that interest them," Miller said. One current goal is developing a neighborhood watch program to encourage people to be more concerned about their neighbors. "It's important for neighbors to know when oth- ers are alone, handicapped or vulnerable," Miller said. Those volunteers can then offer help to emer- gency officials when there is a potential problem. "It's just a watch," Miller said. "The best people at an emergency are those people trained to be there. We just want to support what they do." See Volunteers, page 8A BY BILi. VANDER WEELE =~3'~'11 be a nice way to see if it's something I want Herald-Leader to keep doing," Norby said. Lori Norby has been selected as the new Sidney In other school board news during Monday's School Board trustee, meeting: Trustees interviewed Norby and two other can= Sidney Superintendent of Schools Doug Sulli- dictates before announcing their decision. Norby van reported the moving of materials between replaces former chairman Perry Williams who resigned in May because of time concerns. - ............. ~ ~"~ "My main interest is to see how the school board "My main interest is to see how works," Norby said. "I would like to understand the school board works." better how decisions are reached." ....... ~ - Lori Norby Norby has worked as a Title I instructor at Rau' Elementary School for the past three years. She ................. feels this gives her some insight into educators' schools is about 90 percent completed. views. The required five-year plan by the school dis- The youngest of her three children, Mandy, trict has been submitted to the Office of Public graduated from Sidney High School in May. Instruction. Norby, who will be the only woman currently on Trustees approved raising the driver's educa- the board, looks forward to the challenges, tion fee to $175. Because she is an appointee, Norby will serve Trustees hired Virginia Dschaak as drill team until an election is held in May to finish Williams' coach, Rollie Sullivan as boys basketball coach term. and Cole Fink for summer maintenance. many (Editor's note: The follow- ing features one of Sidney's special citizens. This is the beginning of a series on the contributions of the area's spe- cial citizens who face chal- lenges but are succeeding.) BY ELLEN ROBINSON Herald-Leader Sidney citizens all contribute personal talents, abilities and skills for the good of the com- munity. The true beauty of this community is the importance of each individual. i I i "I like all my jobs. I am always happy. I like having the extra spending money." - Eddy Schwartzenberger Eddy Schwartzenberger's per- sonal contribution to Sidney is his lawn-mowing business, Eddy's Lawn Service. Schwartzenberger has been servicing the yards and lawns of Sidney since 1987. "I like doing my job," Schwartzenberger said. Schwartzenberger has six reg- ular clients. He shovels snow in the winter for the same people that hire him to cut grass in the summer. "I always look forward to sum- mer. I &njoy cutting grass better than shoveling snow," Schwartzenberger said. Schwartzenberger's business has grown by word of mouth. As part of his lawn care services, he also does branch removal and trims edges. "Removing the branches is the hardest part of my job. I have a mower, a weed eater and a wagon attached to my bike. My dad made the wagon for me, and Tressa Rau painted it for me," Schwartzenberger said. Rau, owner of Rau DeSigns, did the graphics on Schwartzen- berger's wagon in exchange for lawn mowing. "Eddy mowed my lawn four times as payment for the graph- ics. He is really good advertising for me because he tells everyone that I did the work on his wagon. He has got me a couple of jobs just from telling people. He knows everybpdy,'" Rau said. Early in the morning, before it ~ets too hot, is when Schwartzenberger mows most of the lawns. "The rain is good for business. See Lawns, page 8A A successful lawn service Is one ofjobs performed PHOTO BY ELLEN ROBINSON by Eddy Schwartzenberger. *** New This Year *** Ticket Packages Containing: 1 concert ticket, 1 Thurs. night & 1 Fri. night, rodeo ticket & 1 fair button Total Cost $35 ($12 uvings)