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Valley News & Views Page 5 January 15,2015 Terrorist attacks have become almost common- place, and yet the attack in France a few days ago was so brazen, savage, and barbarous we in the West find it difficult to wrap our minds around. The pure hatred, the murderous spirit, and the de- monic glorification of death is stunning to behold. Every act of terrorism serves as a fresh remind- er of the truth of Paul's prophecy in II Timo- thy 3:1 - "This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come." The word "perilous" can also be translated "fierce" as it is in Matthew 8:28. In this passage two demonically driven man come running out of the tombs towards Jesus and His disciples. Matthew describes their nature as "exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way." It is not a stretch in any sense of the word to say the same of those whose only desire is to frighten or kill people with whom they dis- agree ideologically. Truly they must be controlled by the same dark powers. They are so fierce that men scarcely dare pass by them for fear of being killed. We might hope that terrorism, along with other every form of evil and violence (such as the race related murders in this Country) simply fades away, and that we might see a return to simpler and safer days. Sadly, such is not to be the case. Paul writes in verse thirteen of the above chapter that we can expect to see an escalation of evil in our day - "evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse". One day soon the world will wake up to discover it has entered the days spoken of in the book of Revelation. Mankind's only source of hope is the One so often rejected - Jesus Christ. By pastor leroy aufenkamp Scam alert-there is a scam going on that con- cerns phone calls from people claiming to be from the IRS. Callers are identifying themselves as agents with the IRS and are claiming the person who is receiving the phone call owes money in back taxes. They are threatening the person re- ceiving the call with arrest and further fines. The IRS website at under Tax Scams/Consum- er Alerts states the following: Note that the IRS will never 1) call to demand immediate payment nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a a bill; 2)demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe; 3)require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card; 4)ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone or 5)threaten to bring in local police or other law enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying. I know someone who received one of these calls and the caller was very demanding and con- vincing. The person checked with the tax preparer and learned it was a scam. Always beware of peo- ple trying to collect money over the phone. FARMERS PRODUCERS OF AGRI-VALLEY: Notice of Annual Meeting Thursday, January 22, 2015 8:30 Howard Johnson Inn Grand Forks Secretary, Noel Pilon The Drayton Ambulance Service would like to DONATIONS thank the following for their memorials and do- Roger and Sheila Weinlaeder nations: Nodak Electric Operation Roundup DORIS THOMASSON MEMORIAL Merle and Marlys Nelson Emergency Medical Services serving Pembina County for over 46 years Pembina County has a long history of emergen- cy medical services. Ambulance service to the area was originally provided by Bill Olson fol- lowed by Ray Farrow. Due to ridged regulations and the high cost of operation it became impossi- ble to maintain a private service thus the Pembi- na County Ambulance Service was organized as a non-profit organization on February 6 th, 1968. A total of $6,000 was granted for the purchase of an ambulance, $5,000 from Pembina County and $1,000 from the City of Cavalier with mem- berships sold at $10/person to help fund the $12- 13,000 fully furnished ambulance with Mr. Abel Armstrong donating the first $50. The first ambu- lance was a 1968 Oldsmobile purchased in June 1968 from Meteor Sales in Minneapolis, MN. The ambulance was housed at the hospital. The ambu- lance service had 15 members helping provide pa- tient care with training provided by the hospital. The original drivers for the service were Greemer Hillman, Roger Erickson, Harold Kopf, Harlan Schluchter & Melvin Stark and paid by the hos- pital $3/hour for driving and $3 per 24 hour call. The hospital at the time supplied the attendant ei- ther an RN or an aide as ordered by the physician and at times the physician went with. Most of the time the attendant was released from floor duty unless it was a long scheduled trip out of town. The first ambulance call was on June 24 th 1968. Melvin Stark took the ambulance on its first run with a transfer from Pembina County Memorial Hospital to Grand Forks Hospital. When the am- bulance was out of town the area had to rely on the local mortician to assist in transport. The average call volume per month in the early days was 20-25 per month. With call volume increasing a second ambulance was purchased in June 1972 with $500 donated by the Waihalla Fire Department. These funds helped purchase a 1966 Pontiac formerly owned by Deaconess Hospital in Grand Forks. This unit was stationed in Walhalla. In 1974, two new Dodge ambulances were purchased, one for Cavalier and one for Walhalla. A $15,000 match- ing grant ($7,500 for each ambulance purchased) was provided by the State Highway Department Traffic Safety Program. The ambulances cost $16,500 each at the time. The communities of Cavalier and Walhalla raised the matching funds to complete the purchase price. In 1974 Pembi- na County saw the first county EMT's through an ambulance attendant training program provided by the North Dakota Emergency Health Services Division which granted training to ten members of each of the two ambulance squads. In 1979, the Pembina County Ambulance Association Board later to be known as Pembina County Emergen- cy Medical Services (PCEMS) purchased a 1979 Ford modular vehicle. In 1980, the ambulance association petitioned the county commission to place authorization for an ambulance service mill levy on the ballot in order to support ambulance service in the county, which voters passed and through subsequent voter approval is still in place today. In 1980, Cavalier and Walhalla Ambulance services set out as their own entities to serve their communities followed by the services in Drayton and Pembina. Over the years ambulance services in the area have had many dedicated members serving as board members, drivers and attendants over the years. Since the beginning several things have changed. First being the types of training a person must have to serve as on an ambulance. The equipment need- ed on board an ambulance has grown immensely for the betterment of patient care. The ambulance purchasing price has also drastically changed since 1974 where the price was $16,500 to the current going price anywhere from $120,000 to $200,000 per unit. Pembina County EMS Council currently has a board of directors consisting of a member from each ambulance and quick response unit along with hospital, 911 system and an at large representative. The board meets quarterly and has one part time employee who is in charge of EMS education to participating services. In future issues of this paper we will highlight individual ambulance and quick response services. Senior Meals Through Friday January 23 hursday, January 15 Turkey/Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Squash, Peaches, Cranberries Friday, January 16 Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Carrots, Ambrosia Cup, Orange Slice Monday, January 19 Closed Martin Luther King Day Tuesday, January 20 Beans, Potato Salad, Apricots : Wednesday, January 21+ Beef Stew, Biscuit, Tangy Cole Slaw, Fruit Thursday, January 22 Roast Pork in Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Peaches Friday, January 23 Hamburger Tomato Hotdish, Green Peas, Three Bean Salad, Pears Sloppy Joe on WW Bun, Baked t All meals served with whole wheat bread; mamarine and 1% milk. Suggested donation is .00, Under 0, $7,50. Pembina County Meals and Transportation-Call: 4586 Drayton Lutheran Parish Pastor Jon Dryburgh Skjeberg Lutheran Church Rural East Drayton Worship 9:30 a.m. Drayton Lutheran Church 209 South Main Street Worship 11:00 a.m. Bible Study, Wednesday Evenings 7:00 p.m. at Tisdale Manor. Fleece Assembly of God Rev. Leroy Aufenkamp Assembly Schedule: 10:00 a.m. Sunday School {age 2 through adult) 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Service 7:00 p.m. Evening Service Our opening meeting for the new year, 2015, was held on Wednesday January 7th with 16 members present for the pot luck dinner. Group #3 was in charge of setup and cleanup. Even though a group is in charge anyone may help at this time. Eleven members stayed for the meeting led by President Barb who started with the Pledge of Al- legiance. In the absence of the secretary, me, Janet read the minutes of the last meeting. Correction; The turkey dinner served in December was from 4-6 nor 2-4. The Treasures report was given. Both reports were approved. Ou Turkey dinner was a huge success. Foot care for January was cancelled because Stacy was in Grand Forks with her father who was in the hospital. February foot care will be on Monday the 2nd. Your appointment will be at the same time. Unless you change it. Arlene and Doris will help with this. Pot luck dinner will be at noon and meeting at one PM. A thank you card will be sent to Longtin Farms for the meat and cheese tray sent to us for our New Years Eve party. February 4th will be the Blood Drive from 1:00 until 6:00. The club is asking for HELP to set up for the blood drive. January calender is out. Thursday the 15th is the Birthday Dinner at the J&E Cafe at 11:30. Marleen invited the seniors to the dedication of the Big Pembina Lutheran Church at 2:00 on Saturday the 17th. In place of "Fun Night" we will begin our "Sunday afternoon at the Movies" Sunday the 18th at 3:00. Bring some snacks. Everyone is invited. Next Meeting February 2nd. Remember the Blood Drive in Feb- ruary 4th. The afternoon was spent playing cards. Keep Healthy and warm: God Bless! By Leo beauchamp ............................ + + + +++ Teien Evangelical ovenant Church Pastor Steve Grosz 218-455-3868 Sundays: 9:00 a.m. Family Worship Celebration 10:00 a.m. Fellowship and Refreshments 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages St. Edward's Catholic Church Rev. Fr. Anozie Joseph A. Okogba Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Mass Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Mass Assumption aulOllC Church of Pembina Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Mass United Methodist Church Pastor Gary Johnson Drayton 203 North Main Street Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. Broadcast on KXPO 1340am at 10:15 a.m. Humbolt Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. Pembina Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m. Trinity utheran Church "Church of the Lutheran Hour" Rev. 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