Marilyn Hagerty: Never fear, the bells are near
After all of my fretting about the carillon being quiet on the UND campus, I have received reassurance. It comes from David Sundine, an electronic technician for many years.
He asked how far I lived from campus. He assured me the Westminster chimes ring out on the hour with the corresponding time of day. There are different tunes, such as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" on Friday. Also, "Over the Rainbow."
SaturdayS they chime out with "Claire De Lune" and "Home on the Range." I guess I will have to camp out on the campus.
Every day, Sundine says the chimes peel out the time of day. He was very polite and did not ask if I needed a hearing aid.
David assures me all is well with the chimes. And if you want to hear the alma mater, it's on at 8 p.m. every evening.
As the bells ring out, the Shrine will shine this weekend. The Shrine band will be around for a breakfast open to the public at the Masonic Lodge in Larimore at 7 a.m. Saturday. The Larimore Days parade starts at 11 a.m., and Alec Cabacungan will be honorary grand marshal.
Alec also will be in attendance at the North Dakota Shrine Bowl games at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday in the Alerus Center here.
The weekend at hand will be one to remember next January.
Q. Who is this Alec Cabacungan?
A. He's the Shriner Hospitals for National Television Patient Ambassador.
Q. What are the best finds at the Saturday farmers market downtown?
A. You can watch people, dogs and kids. There's coffee, cookies and green stuff fresh from area gardens. Also baked goods and honey. Arts and crafts. Homemade soap. Corn, too!
Q. What's going on at the roundabout on 24th Avenue South, and 34th Street?
A. They are putting up an apartment building which now has a name on it: Enclave.
Q. What clever license plates have been spotted around here?
A. With reader help, there's UMPAPA and KPSMlLN. Then, there's EYE GOLF, I GRMA and AHED OFU.
Paul and Deb
Cheerful people of the week: Paul Helgeson and Deb Nelson.