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The students are currently selling Pizza Corner pizzas Five DHS students have been nominated to participate in the 2011 Northern Ambassadors of and Butter Braid pastries. Music European Tour. The entire tour group will consist of a number of select students from Anyone wishing to order North Dakota and Montana. The students will tour and perform in seven European countries, this summer. The students pictured above, from left to right are: Becka Landowski, Laura Brosius, Karen Kliniske, Trista Heiser and Rebecca Juhl. Five Drayton music students have been nominated by their music teacher, Jane Uggerud, to participate in the 2011 Northern Ambassadors of Music European Tour. The Northern Ambassadors of Music is a select honor group composed of music students from North Dakota and Montana. Drayton music students who will be part of the 2011 Northern Ambassadors of Music European Tour are Laura Brosius, Trista Heiser, Rebecca Juhl, Karen Kliniske pizza or pastry may contact one of these girls. (Editor's note: if you've not tried one of the Butter Braid products, you've missed out totally on one of the best things that life as we know it, has to offer). PS: I'm especially fond of the Cream Cheese braids. Katie Ce VNV Kid of the Week This week's Kid of theWeek is Katie Cegla. Katie is in Mrs. Beaudoin's sixth grade class. Her morn, Tina, is a stay at home mom and her dad Chuck is an iron worker. She has a brother Stephan and sister, Courtney. They also have an unofficial pet cat named Garfield. According to Katie, Garfield is actually an outside cat that gets to come in fairly frequently. She says that she and Garfield are pretty tight. Since we just passed Christmas, I deviated from the regular questionnaire and asked Katie how her Christmas had been and if she had received any really cool Christmas gifts. She said Christmas had been really good. She went on to say that a 1000 and a 100 piece jig saw puzzle, and a "Make a Quilt", quilt making kit were among her list of gifts. She also told me that this Christmas she got her Official New Best Friend, a Beanie Baby bat, named Batty. Say that real fast ten times. Of course we had to talk a .... !!!!i::ii:i iiiii:iii!!!iii !iiiiii!!iiii!i !!i!i!iiiii!!i!ii!!i!i!iiii! .... : i Katie Cegla is a spirited young lady, who knows exactly how she likes her toast buttered, and has strong opinions as to how her favorite vegetable, the tomato should and should not be used. She thinks she might like to be a lawyer someday, an idea well supported by her morn who says she thinks Katie would be a good lawyer because she really likes to argue. With a sharp mind and an eye for details, especially when it comes to foods, we might see her presenting her arguments before the Supreme Court someday, but for now we'll just have to settle for her as this week's Valley News and View's, Kid of the Week little about Christmas food, so I naturallyhad to ask if they had lutefisk for Christmas. The question was met with some confusion. As I tried to explain the evils of lutefisk to her, Kim Dahl, who was at the front desk began to praise the stuff and a small debate ensued. Basically I tried to explain it as rotten fish, soaked in poison, boiled or baked, served with drawn butter, to the delight of good Norwegians. Kim on the other hand claimed that lutefisk could be be tasty and delicious. She also noted that she thought the best lutefisk around is served at the annual Park River Bible Camp lutefisk dinner. Good Norwegian. Once we got the lutefisk cleared up Katie told me they had a great Christmas dinner, none of it involving lutefisk. Instead they had a turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, and all the trimmings. They also had blackberry jello for dessert, which she said she had helped to make. So, I asked her if she liked to cook. Katie said she did and the conversation quickly evolved into a discussion about toast and the proper preparation, which was of particular concern to Katie. She claims it's got to be just right, She went on to point out that her dad uses way too much butter, while her mom uses a medium amount. After going on to define some fine lines in the buttering of toast, Katie said that she buttered her toast perfectly. So, what did she do during the holiday storms?" She worked on her quilt, worked on her puzzles, listened to the MP3, played some Nintendo and did her nails. On New Years, she went with friends to Pizza Hut. After covering Christmas, we got back on track with the regular Kid of the Week questions which focus a good deal on favorites. Katie's favorite color is red.., and white. But her "most favorite" color is pink. She likes pink, not only because it's pretty but because it's also the color of her birthstone. She pointed out the fact that everything she was wearing from tennis shoes to earrings were either pink or trimmed in pink. Katie says she likes going to school everyday and her favorite thing about going to school is going into the classroom and getting to be with her friends. Her favorite subjects in school are spelling and social studies. Her least favorite is math, although she says she enjoys the sciences. Her favorite television program is "Minute to Win It". Her favorite snacks are "Fruit Snacks", which are kind of like a gummi. She likes real fruit too and noted that even a carrot can make a tasty snack. However, she told me her favorite vegetable is the raw tomato, which gave rise to another lively discussion, this time on the tomato. Seems she enjoys a raw tomato, butisprettyparticular about what type of processed tomato product she'll eat. No tomato chtmks in spaghetti sauce not fond of tomato juice .... I think basically the raw tomato was about it. Her favorite meal is steak and French fries with a side of eggs. Now the eggs have to be over easy. Only, over easy. There should be toast with that too. I got the inclination she might be a good chef someday, so I asked her what Continued on Page 6 Curling Season is Upon Us The Curling season is upon us. Men's league curling started last Tuesday evening and it's reported that there are currently eight teams, which meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. The women's league, which was reported last week as being a little "iffy" is trying to organize and will hopefully complete at least a partial season. If you're interested in joining the Women's League you should call Jane at 454- 3317. Curling in Drayton is as old as the town itself. In the "good old days," the bulk of the community lived for the opening of the curling rink and the skating rink, as other than survival, these were the primary winter activities. Whether man, woman, or beast, if you're interested in seeingwhatit's about orwould like to throw a rock or two, you should come down to the rink when it's occupied. Just about any of the Curling Club members would be thrilled to give you an overview of the sport. All ages encouraged. 5th Grade Class Holding Book Fair this Week The Drayton School 5th Graders are holding a Book Fair this week in the school commons area. The event, which is open to the public, will run through Thursday afternoon of this week, so VNV readers still have a chance to get down to the school and check out the very large variety of quality books they have on hand. The proceeds from the sale of the books will go into the classes bank account. The classmates are pictured above and are, from left to right, Front Row: Warren Head, Zachery Johnston, Gaven Prigge, Thomas Blawat and Reed Gozdal. Back Row: Ariel Deppa, Karin Dahl, Laiken Larson, Kelsy Woinarowicz and Taylor Stegman. Ind the With the passing of Christmas and NewYears, and having received a generous portion of chilly January temperatures, current activity around the town clearly refects the meaning of the phrase, "slower than molasses in January." The school appears to be the most "happening" place, with some life signs occasionally noted around the curling rink. We're expecting a blast of very cold air toward the end of the week, so we really can't expect much intense activity for a while. Anyone familiar with this neck of the woods understands this to be expected this time of year. Not much to do for a while but stay warm, finish off those buckets of Christmas cookies and dream of the first thaw of the season. Back From S. Africa BriannaWinkandher mom and dad, Dawn and Jacques VanderLith, have returned from their 41 day holiday trip to Dubai (one of the seven emirates that constitute United Arab Emirates in the eastern Arabian Peninsula) and South Africa. So far I've heard the group went on a desert safari in Dubai and spent Christmas Day lounging under a waterfall in South Africa, enjoying temperatures we can only dream about at this point in the season. Brianna is said to have detailed the trip as a class assignement and we hope she will share some of it in the future, with our readers. Papa Lou's Online If you've got a hankering for some Papa Lou's Barbeque Sacue, I just talked to Tracy Giles today and he informed me that they now have a website. Although not yet totally complete, a person can get online and order up some sauce. Of course if you live in the neighborhood, you might just want to give a call and pick it up, but for those of you living outside the area this is your chance to replenish your stock. The address for the website is www.papalousbbq.com. Lucky Not so Lucky I ran into Lily Erovick down at the school today. She had some sad news. Seems that her pet chicken, Lucky, wasn't so lucky anymore. Lucky is now, no more. It appears the January cold took its toll on the brave little chicken. .............................. 2 ............................................... '