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Emmons Co. Farm Bureau Women’s Committee holds annual salad supper


The Emmons County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee held its annual salad supper at the KEM Electric Hospitality Room on Wednesday, April 10. Over 40 Farm Bureau members attended the supper, which featured a supper, the presentation of the annual Honey Award, and a presentation by Judy Dasovick-Gabriel (standing), owner of The Little German House in Strasburg. The Emmons County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee held its annual salad supper at the KEM Electric Hospitality Room on Wednesday, April 10. Over 40 Farm Bureau members attended the supper, which featured a supper, the presentation of the annual Honey Award, and a presentation by Judy Dasovick-Gabriel (standing), owner of The Little German House in Strasburg. The Emmons County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee held its annual salad supper at the KEM Electric Hospitality Room on April 10.

Over 40 Farm Bureau members attended the supper, which was followed by a presentation by Judy Dasovick-Gabriel, owner of The Little German House in Strasburg.

The event also featured the presentation of the annual Honey Award, which went to Erma Wohl of Linton. The Honey Award is promoted by the North Dakota Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee, with recognition given at the county level.


Erma Wohl (right) of Linton receives the 2012 Honey Award from Emmons County Women’s Farm Bureau President Elaine Ryckman. Erma Wohl (right) of Linton receives the 2012 Honey Award from Emmons County Women’s Farm Bureau President Elaine Ryckman. In order to be eligible for the Honey Award, a member must be a resident of the county she was nominated in, and she must be or must have been active in the Farm Bureau. The Honey Award is presented to a member just once during her membership in the Farm Bureau.

Erma and her husband, Lyle, live on a farm northeast of Linton, where they raise cattle. Erma owns and operates E.B.S. Beauty Salon in Linton, while Lyle is an employee at R&K Equipment in Linton. Lyle and Erma have four grown children. Ernest and Fred (Alisha) reside in Bismarck; Robin (Ryan) Silbernagel lives in Portland, and Rhonda Weigelt lives in Gwinner. The Wohls also have nine grandchildren.

In her spare time, Erma enjoys crocheting and embroidering, and doing crossword

Commodities were distributed


Judy Dasovick-Gabriel, owner of The Little German House in Strasburg, was the guest speaker during the Emmons County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee’s salad supper. Judy Dasovick-Gabriel, owner of The Little German House in Strasburg, was the guest speaker during the Emmons County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee’s salad supper. According to Rosemary Wolf, Emmons County Food Pantry and Senior Commodity Program Coordinator the Emmons County Senior Commodities were unloaded and packed for 62 qualified senior clients on Monday, April 8.

Assisting were the Strasburg Reformed Church and volunteers. Volunteers helping were Mike Kunz, Lil Kunz, James Klein, Alvina Goldade, George Lawler, John Glatt, Lenae Schneider, Bob Brandner, Jim Plienis, the Rev. Floyd Haan,Ed Nieuwsma,Anne Nieuwsma, Ray Nieuwsma and Chrstine Nieuwsma.

Commodities were picked up from Bismarck by Mike Kunz. puzzles, and she enjoys gardening and doing yardwork on the farm. Erma also enjoys helping Lyle with the chores, and riding horse—whether it be for moving cattle or for pleasure riding.

The Emmons County Farm Bureau was established in October, 1949. Current members of the Emmons County Women’s Farm Bureau Board are Elaine Ryckman (President), Jane Vander Wal (vice president), Cheryl Hanson (secretary-treasurer), Georgia Vander Vorst, Sally Huizenga, Jane Vander Wal, Kathee Van Beek, Shirlene Serr and Lisa Miller.

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