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Page 6 January 7th, 2010 Valley News ........ and Views Readin ' n ' Writin ' Continued From Page 2 always intriguing and often lead to deep thinking and talking. All in all, book groups are an excellent use of time and a great place to make new friends. My newest novel A Measure of Mercy came out in September and is the first book in a new trilogy called Home to Blessing. Astrid Bjorklund stars in this new series about Blessing, ND. Watch for book two, No Distance Too Far in April 2010. May your new year be full of love and laughter, the desire to learn new things and gratitude for the many blessings we already have. A daily gratitude list is a powerful gift you can give yourself. Happy readin' & writin', Lauraine Imposter Mouse Mouse might not be around for Christmas. However, Printhess Kombucha insisted that all was not lost and recommended placing Vicky's favorite peanut butter trap near the duct. Days passed, but no Christmas Mouse. Finally, on the evening of the 16th around three a.m. after that weeks edition of the Valley News and Views had been sent off the trap was discovered to be closed. The additional weight indicated the presence of a mouse. The Christmas Mouse had come back for Christmas. She was placed back in her tank and being late, Eeek, Printhess and myself went to bed, only to be awakened a short time later by the continuous squeaking of the exercise wheel. The exercising continued through the night. I thought it strange since Vicky hadn't been terribly interested in the wheel before. Next day she spent most of the day in the wheel. The Continued From Page 1 exercise appeared to be doing her some good as she had bulked up some and the baby oil in her fur had been worked out. She now had a lovely light brown and white coat. It was Roman Gugliemo of our NewYork Office who first noted that mouse looked to be an imposter. He had been watching it streaming live over the Drayton Christmas web site and observed that the mouse's coat did not look to be the right color. The mouse was later identified as Ferdinand Manuel, a very famous and athleticfemaleimpersonator. He was known for his comedy routines which he performed in night clubs across the country. But what of Vicky Mouse? Nearly two weeks after her disappearance, Eeek and Printhess K. sounded the alarm in the master bedroom. Something, or someone was hiding behind a chest of drawers. A trap was baited with peanut butter and within an hour it contained a mouse. Not just any mouse, but the petitie, baby oil covered Christmas Mouse. She had returned home in time for Christmas. Within 24 hours Vicky and Ferdinand were best of friends. They had moved into Vicky's alfalfa log, given to her as a gift from Britt Wanberg, Dr. Larrie's daughter, and were later featured in the National Enquirer as one of the hottest couples since Brad and Angelina. While early last week, Haggis M. Lee, President of the Republic celebrated the return of Vicky Mouse, noting what a lovely couple she and Ferdinand made, Vinny Mouse, Vick'y's brother made it very clear that he did not approve of the relationship. Vinny was spotted later in the week, clearly under the influence of nutmeg and attempting to pick a fight with a feral cat in the south end of Robbin. He was last seen disappearing into the woods along the Red River, dragging the cat by its tail. Drayton Public School Lunch Menu Through Friday January 15th Thursday January 7th Waffles, Sausage Patties, PorkRoast, MashedPotatoes, Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt, Juice, and Milk Gravy, Buns, Fruit, and Milk Juice, andMilk Tatar Tot Hotdish, Bread Thursday January l4th Chicken Fajitas with Stick, Fruit, and Milk Cereal, Yogurt, Juice, and Toppings, Fruit, and Milk Tuesday January 12th Milk Friday January 8th Cereal, Yogurt, Juice, and Soft Shell Tacos with Cereal, Yogurt, Juice, and Milk Toppings, Fruit, and Milk Milk Chicken Burgers on Buns Friday January l5th Elvis' Birthday! with Toppings, French Fries, Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt, Burger Baskets with Fruit, and Milk Juice, and Milk Toppings, French Fries, Fruit, Wednesday January 13th Pizza, Green Beans, Fruit, and Milk Scrambles Eggs, Hash and Milk Monday January 1 lth Browns, Juice, and Milk St. Thomas Public School Lunch Menu Through Friday January 15th Thursday January 7th Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Toast, Milk and Juice Tostados, Refried Beans, Lettuce, Salsa, Fruit, Milk and Juice Friday January 8th Caramel Rolls, Toast, Milk and Juice Cod Fillets, Tater Tots, Beans, Fruit, Milk and juice Monday January 1 lth Cereal, Toast, Milk and Juice Pizza Hotdish, Corn, Dollar Buns, Fruit, Milk and Juice Tuesday January 12th Bagels, Toast, Milk and Juice Turkey Supreme, Carrots, Fruit, Salad, Milk and Juice Wednesday January 13th Egg Bake, Toast, Milk and Juice Thursday January 14th Scones, Toast, Milk and Juice Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Milk and Juice Friday January 15th Caramel Rolls, Toast, Milk and Juice Corndogs, Smiley Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Milk and Juice "Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us." -Voltaire The Vikings get to sit back and watch the first round of the playoffs after achieving the number two seed in the win against the New York Giants. "I think it's proof of what we're capable of doing," said Favre. That is definitely true, the Vikes breezed by the Giants destroying them 44-7. The Giants defeated Brett Favre and the Packers in 2008 before going to the Super Bowl and pulling the upset over on the Patriots. The Vikings needed a big win to gain some confidence back after the loss last week. "Where it takes us from here, I have no idea. But it was definitelyamomentumboost and confidence." Brett Favre was 25-31 and threw for 316 yards with four touchdown passes. This game put him over 30 touchdowns for the 9th time in his career, also 4000 passing yards for the sixth time. And finishing off the year with only seven the Vik, One Seed PORTS URU NATHAN interceptions, the least amount he's had in 18 years as a starter. This last game definitelymakingastatement for Favre for a possible MVP Award winner. Tight End Visanthe Shiancoe had 7 receptions for 94 yards along with one touchdown. Wide Receiver had 6 catches for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns. Adrian Peterson had 9 carries for 54 yards and scoring a touchdown. "It felt good just to be back in rhythm offensively," Peterson said. "The defensive side looked good too. That's definitely the way you want to enter the playoffs." The defense completely shut down the Giants offense in the first 3 quarters. Not only that but their league leading sack count by sacking Giants Quarterback Eli Manning 3 times. Defensive Ends Jared Allen, Ray Edwards and Brian Robison did the sacking of Manning. Allen stripped the ball on his sack, which he recovered. They needed this win. Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry died two weeks ago in a a domestic dispute with his fiance. He was originally thought to have fallen out of the back of a truck they were in, but the fiance has just recently said that Henry jumped out of the truck and she wasn't driving very fast. He didn't jump with the intention of getting hurt, she said he thought he could land safely on his feet. The next day he died due to a massive head injury. Right now I would talk about Tiger Woods but I'm sure anything I would say you probably have heard already from the News or from Tiger's women. So I'm not gonna go there. Have any comments? Or any questions? Email me at or Snowmobile Youth Safety Courses Scheduled The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is scheduling SnowmobileYouth Safety Courses at several locations in January. Youth ages 12 and older who do not possess a valid driver's license must attend a snowmobile safety class and pass a written exam in order to legally operate a snowmobile on any land not owned or leased by the child's parent or guardian. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Registration Hotline at 701-328-5348. A $20 fee is charged for the course. Scheduled classes around our area are: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 Icelandic State Park, Pioneer Heritage Center 9 am to 2 pm Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 Manvel Public School, 801 Oldham Ave. 5 to 9 pm Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 Grafton, Choice Financial Building, 38 6th St. W 5 to 9 pm Additional classes will be held throughout North Dakota this winter. Information on upcoming classes can be found on the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department's web site, http: //www. snowmobile/index. html#classes. For more information call the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department at 701-328-5357. 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