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Valley News & Views Page 4 January 15, 2015 Bowesmont Saralee Hos00 Saralee Hoselton went to the Geoff and Hope Hoselton home December 26 th where they cel- ebrated a belated Christmas. The following day Geoff took her to the airport where she flew to the Twin Cities and she spent the night at the Lisa Jackson home. December 28 th Lisa, Marina and Rachel Jack- son and Saralee flew to Los Angeles where they picked up their rental car and went to their mo- tel in North Hollywood. That afternoon they took the Universal City Walk at Universal Studios. The following day they took the Warner Brothers VIP Studio tour. This included a museum devot- ed to the Harry Potter and Batman franchises. On December 30 'h the travelers took the City Tour through LA and Beverly Hills. They then walked on the "Walk of Fame" to the Hard Rock Caf6 for lunch. After that they took in these attrac- tions: The Hollywood Wax Museum, Ripley's Be- lieve It or Not and The Guinness Book of World Records. Then they had supper at the Snow White CafC Saralee and the Jacksons spent December 31 st at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. New Year's Day they went to Pasadena to have breakfast at the Methodist Church and then watched the Tourna- ment of Roses Parade. Later they went to the dis- play area to view the floats from the parade up close. January 2 "d they spent at the Venice and Santa Monica Beaches. That evening they rode the big Ferris Wheel at the Santa Monica Pier. The next day they went to the viewing spot for the Holly- wood Sign at Griffith Park. Then they spent the afternoon at the L.A. Zoo. Later that evening they flew back to Minneapolis. That afternoon Marina Jackson moved to Pittsville, WI. Saralee spent a few more days at Lisa's home. The two of them went to the movies "Into the Woods" and "Unbro- ken". On January 7 'h Saralee flew back to Fargo and then drove home. December 30 'h Merv and Phyllis Holter visited Mildred Flach at Maple View in Grand Forks. Janelle and Nolan Nyegaard of Hallock visited Merv and Phyllis Holter January 10th. Scammers Grew More Ambitious Last Year BBB Lists Top Ten Scheme ; of 2014 Burnsville, Minnesota - January 8, 2015 - Scammers tried out some new tricks in 2014, but stuck with some old "classics," as well. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) looks back on 2014 and offers an infor- mal list of the Top Ten scams from last year. "You hate to use the word ambition when it comes to scammers, but they are creative and re- lentless," said Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. "They are also, often, professionals. It's important for ev- eryone to know who and what they're up against." Though the list of scams reported to BBB and monitored by its staffers was long, these were the Top Ten scams in terms of their overall reach. 1) Bogus IRS calls- Unknown callers false- ly claim an affiliation with the IRS and tell intend- ed victims they owe taxes and must make an im- mediate payment using a pre-paid debit card or via wire transfer. Scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with arrest or even deportation. However, the IRS contacts people by mail in regard to un- paid taxes. 2) The Caller ID Scam- Your phone rings and you see your name and phone number pop up on caller ID. If you answer, a computerized mes- sage claims to be able to lower your credit card interest rates. Any action consumers take, such as pressing 1 to 'opt out,' tells fraudsters that the phone number is 'good,' and that number is then added to lists which scammers sell to other scam- mers. And those promises of lowering your credit card interest rates? Not legitimate. 3) Timeshare scams - Timeshare owners receive calls from individuals claiming to have secured buyers or renters for their timeshares. Af- ter receiving official-looking contracts, consum- Calendar of Even ts ers are eventually informed they have to provide funds upfront to cover transfer fees, title or clos- ing costs and/or taxes in order to close the deals, which aren't real. 4) Online Pet scams - People find websites claiming to offer purebred puppies for free or at very low prices. However, they're told transfer fees have to be wired to release the puppy or pay- ment has to be made to a third-party shipper. The funds are paid, generally via wire transfer or pre- paid debit cards, but the pet never arrives. 5) Mystery Shopping offers - People re- ceive mailed solicitations, accompanied by sizable checks, to become mystery shoppers. Though the checks look legitimate, they're bogus. Consumers should be aware that legitimate mystery shopping firms don't operate in this manner. , 6) Tech Support Seam - You receive a call out of the blue saying there's a problem with your computer. A 'helpful' expert offers to help you fix it and/or asks for your credit card information. Don't play along! Cooperating could give scam- mers access to your computer and/or sensitive fi- nancial information. When there's a problem with your computer, you call the expert - they don't call you. 7) Sweepstakes/Lottery solicitations - You receive a notice saying you've won a huge cash prize. All you have to do is pay taxes, insurance or fees and the "prize" will be yours. However, if you have to claim your winnings, you haven't won anything. 8) Bogus postcard/Survey scams - Good news! You've been told you've won a $100 gift card from a major retailer or will get one for taking a short survey. The bad news? These 'offers' are fake and the people behind them just want your credit card number or personal information. 9) Fake subscription re- newal notices - Consumers re- ceive subscription renewal no- tices promising the lowest rates on newspapers or magazines, but discover the notices are sent by a third-party. They also dis- cover renewing directly through the periodical's publisher costs less. 10) Grant schemes - Usu- ally these grant "notifications" come via the phone, but people may also receive them through mail and email. Individuals who receive them are told they're either eligible for or have been awarded a government grant, but processing fees must first be paid. However, there are no pro- cessing fees for federal grants. ll A Pembina County'] Retrospective 1 Part 61 l By K. C. Gardner, Jr. J On April 6, t886, T.W. Gaffney presented to the Pembina County Commission a petition from Ed Brennen and fifty others asking for a new township to be formed out of a part of both Ham- ilton and Neche townships. The Commission voted to reject a petition by George Skene and fifty-eight others to form a new township out of a portion of Crystal Town- ship because the boundaries of Crystal Township had been set by the Territorial Legislature, so the Commissioners felt they had no jurisdiction over them. On April 7, 1886, the Pembina County Com- mission voted to receive and file the remon- strance of Mr. Faucet [Fawcett?] and seven- ty-three others against the division of Hamilton and Neche townships to form a new township. The Commission voted to reconsider the rejection of the petition of George Skene and others for a new township formed out of Crystal Township. They then voted to receive and grant the petition for a new township (T159, R54) which would be named Elora. A township election was set for April 24 in the District #35 school. The Commission then voted to grant the peti- tion of George Gillis and thirty-six others for the formation of a new township (T160, R54) to be named Lodema with a township election to be held in the George Farr residence on April 24. On May 26, 1886, the Pembina County Com- mission voted in favor of a petition of Ed Bren- nen and 150 others requesting the division of Hamilton and Neche townships to form Bathgate Township with an election to be held on June 7 in the office of the "Bathgate Sentinel." Voting for: McGuinn, Nixon, Bergrnan; voting against: Arnold, Wallace. An amendment was offered in response to numerous petitions from resi- dents of Hamilton, Neche, and St. Joseph townships asking for the formation of Bathgate Township to the effect that the new township would be com- posed of portions of Hamilton and Neche townships, while part of St. Joseph Township would be attached to Neche Township. Bathgate Township would be com- posed of the north half (sections 1-18) of T 162, R 53; sections 25-26, T163, R53; and sections 29-32, T163, R [not listed in the minutes, but presumably 52]. Sections 1-3, 10-15, 22-27, and 34-36, T164, R54, and sections 25-27 and 34-36, T164, R54, would be attached to Neehe Town- ship. For the amendment: Arnold, Wallace, Berg- man; against the amendment: McGuinn, Nixon. The next day the Commission voted to recon- sider its action on the division of Hamilton Town- ship with McGuinn, Nixon, and Bergrnan voting for and Arnold and Wallace voting against. The original petition without the amendment, but with an election set for June 8, was then passed. Mc- Guinn, Nixon, and Bergman voted in favor, while Arnold and Wallace voted against. The Commission granted a petition by A. Du- ville and others to attach a portion of St. Joseph Township to Neche Township. [This does not appear to have been done.] On July 7 the Commission laid over a petition of Stephen Eyolfson and fifty-nine others to de- tach T159, R56 from Thingvalla Township and to organize it as Gardar Township. The Commission also rejected and would not accept the protest of J.P. Hecks and W.J. Lundin on behalf of Neche Township to the Commis- sion for allowing the detachment of Bathgate Township because the Commissioners claimed they had lost jurisdiction over the case after the division election was held. [Maps do not indicate that Neche Township lost any land to Bathgate Township.] Brush with the Bunch! by Leo Beauchamp Our Christmas and New Years break has come to an end. Our first painting day was held on Tuesday January 6th. What a festive looking day it was as we worked among the .decorated Christmas Trees that were still displayed at the Gorge Art Gallery. A Christmas Tree decorating contest was part of the "Light up Walhalla" celebration held on December 18th. The Brush Bunch was one of the contestants of around a dozen trees. The Walhalla City Library won the contest with a "Tree of Knowledge" built out of books with the usual Christmas lights. Con- gratulations Brenda and crew. The accompanying photo shows Leona, Lisa and Laurel, among the pines, doing their crafts. The tree on the right was decorated by Choice Financial and the one on the left was done by Bloomers, the flower shop. @ %]][David L. Petersen I[IAttor00ey General Practice of Law Emphasizing: Estates and Elder Law Planning, Wills and Trusts, Business Organizations and Services, Agricultural Law, Personal and Farm Tax Services. What a wonderful way to begin the new year. Af- ter dinner served by Leona, our first meeting of the year was led by Vice President Amy. And, we are off to another busy year. On the agenda was our 2015 Art Show, the 1st weekend of May, the theme of which is "Simply Vintage". Should give us a lot to work with and a lot to look forward to. A lesson on Stress, from the Brush Bunch; We could learn a 10t from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors. But they all have to live in the same box. Have a Great 2015 and God Bless! By Leo Beauchamp 112 North Main Street - P.O. Box 216 Drayton, ND 58225 Phone (701) 454-3515 24TH ANNUAL 2015 RED RIVER VALLEY & Marine Products 00,00Show v FARGODOME - JAN. 23-25 ''"'' ' ' i January Pembina County Public Transportation Schedule January 2015 Transportation for people of all ages for medical appointments, shopping, visiting, banking, hair appointments, etc. Local Tmnspo00tion In Drayton- Fare $3 Monday Through Friday Transportation to Grafton- Fare $6 Monday Through Friday Transportation to Grand Forks - Fare $12 Wednesdays For Reservations Call 454-6586 Agri-Valley Cenex C-Store 454-6277 Drayton