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Page 6 January 17th, 2013 Welcome back to the Laiken and Taylor Column. On January 10th the boys basketball teams played. The seventh grade won, and so did the eighth grade. But sadly, the IV and varstiy lost. You may have noticed we had some, um, "cold" weather this week. First, Mother Nature tries to throw you off guard by sending in a nice, 30 degree Wednesday, then, realizing you are not falling for it, tosseed a freezing rain at us on Thursday, and on Friday its so slippery you can't even WALK and it's FREEZING cold. We even got out of school on Friday at 1:30 instead of the normal time: 3:15. But also cancelled on Friday were the boys' basketball game, the girls' 1882 September 9--The Alsop left Grand Forks with three barges of general merchandise for Pembina. September l l--A steam engine belonging to. Mr. Chambers was being unloaded from the Alsop at Drayton when a plank broke and the steamer's crew spent nearly all day extricating the machine from the mud and water. September 13--Two Grandin deckhands, James Young and Joseph Lefeave, died in Fargo when theywere sucked under the wheel of the steamer when going from a barge to the boat in a yawl. September 15--The Alsop was delayed two hours at Grand Forks due to the malfunction of the railroad bridge. September 17--The Selkirk arrived in Grand Forks with 2500 bushels of wheat and left on September 18 with nine carloads of lumber and three of general merchandise. September25- -The Selkirk 1 eft Grand Forks for Pembinawith lumber and merchandise. September 29--A news item said that large shipments of No. 1 Hard wheat were leaving Drayton on the January Specials Cold Weather - Hot Deals 20-Packs of Coke Products Only $5.99 PLAY the North Dakota Lottery HERE! 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Upcoming games for boys' basketball: Jan. 17, at Lakota Adams Edmore; Jan 18, C Squad at Cavalier; Jan. 21, Griggs County Central at Edinburg; and Jan 22 at Grafton against Grafton. We hope you have safe travels during the week. We also hope for warmer weather and hopefully a Spring without much flooding. Last week's riddle: A man was at a bar feeling poor. He sees a rich man take 50s out his pocket to pay the cashier. The poor man says to the rich man "I know all the songs known to man." The rich man laughed and said,"I bet you all the money in my pocket that you can't sing a song with my daughter's name in it, Sarah Ann." The poor man went home rich and the rich man went home poor. What song did the man sing? Answer: Happy Birthday. Thank you for reading the Laiken and Taylor Column! A Chronicle of Red River Steamboating Part 22 By K. C. Gardner, Jr. barges attached to the steamboats. The Selkirk left Grand Forks for Pembina and intermediate points with wood, lumber, and merchandise. In early October the Selkirk arrived in Drayton with a heavy load of freight, picked up a load of wheat, and returned to Grand Forks. October 7--The Selkirk arrived in Grand Forks with about six carloads of wheat on deck and in one barge. It then cleared for downriver ports with merchandise. October 12--The Alsop could not leave Grand Forks due to the malfunction of the railroad drawbridge; the railroad was charged ten dollars an hour for the delay. October 17--The Selkirk had arrived in Drayton recently with freight and returned to Grand Forks with wheat, not going to Pembina. An announcement on October 29 said the Pluck would winter in Moorhead. October 31--The Selkirk arrived in Grand Forks with wheat and then left, headed downstream. November 4--The Selkirk arrived in Grand Forks, unloaded wheat, and left for Pembina with a large load of merchandise and two barges of lumber. November 10--The Alsop and four barges loaded with wood were frozen in at Drayton. Mr. Slater was left as the watchman. The rest of the crew departed for their homes; Captain Alsop went to Moorhead, where he worked on an ice boat with a steam back-action traction engine. November 11 --The Selkirk tied up in Grand Forks for the winter and the crew began putting the boat in the ways. The boat had made twenty- seven trips between Grand Forks and Pembina in 1882, which was considered a light year. A December 1 announcement said that 30,000 bushels of wheat had been shipped from Drayton before the Red River froze.  lf You Can't Find Wkot You're looking For... WE'lL FIND IT FOR YOUll vs EI:rFIFIEI3 PRE-OWNED X1753A Valley News & Views Youth Aerospace Science Program Set For April ,The North Dakota State University Extension Service is giving youth an opportunity to learn about aerospace. NDSU Extension, along with the North Dakota 4-H Foundation and University of North Dakota School of Aerospace Sciences, is hosting a program in Grand Forks on April 28-29 for youth 12 to 15 years old. The 2013 4-H Aerospace Event will be held at the UND School of Aerospace Sciences. Participants will be able to: * Learn the basics of aircraft structure, navigation, aerodynamics and air traffic control * Discover careers in aerospace science * Take the controls in a digital aircraft simulator * Attend a radio-controlled plane presentation * Tour the UND Aerospace facility * Build and launch rockets The registration fee is $35, which includes materials, lodging, an evening meal April 28, a continental breakfast the morning of April 29 and a snack. Youth must be accompanied by a chaperone, who is required to register and pay the same fee. One chaperone should accompany every four or five youth. The registration deadline is April 9. Registrations will be accepted on a first- come, first-served basis. For more information or to register, visit the NDSU Center for 4-H Youth Development website at http:/ / 4h/. Drayton Public School Lunch Menu Through Friday January 25th Thursday January 17th Bagels, Peanut Butter, Fruit, and Milk Baked Potato Taco Bar, Romaine Lettuce-Tomatoes, Peas, Black Beans, Pears, and Milk Friday January 18th Cereal, Yogurt, Fruit or Juice, and Milk Hot Dogs, Carrot Sticks, Baked Beans, Pineapple tidbits, and Milk Monday January 21st No School Martin Luther King Birthday Tuesday January 22nd French Toast Sticks, Yogurt, Fruit, and Milk Hamburger / Bun, Baked Beans, Potato Variety, Mandarin Oranges, and Milk Wednesday January 23rd Cereal, Yogurt, Fruit or Juice, and Milk Cheeseburger Macaroni, Peas, Carrot Sticks, Peaches, and Milk Thursday January 24th Breakfast Pizza, Fruit, and Milk Soft Shell Taco with Tortilla Shell, Romaine Lettuce- Tomatoes, Black Beans, Steamed Carrots, Pears, and Milk Friday January 25th Cereal, Yogurt, Fruit or Juice, and Milk Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, Broccoli - Raw, Pineapple tidbits, and Milk Fruit and Veggie Bar Served Daily / Soup Line 7th - 12th Served Daily St. Thomas Public School Lunch Menu Through Friday January 25th Thursday January 17th Hot Pockets Scalloped Potatoes with Ham Friday January 18th Rolls Chicken Breasts with Rice Monday January 21 st No School Martin Luther King Birthday Monday January 22nd Tornados Macaroni and Cheese Wednesday January 23rd Pizza Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes Thursday January 24th Tacos Chicken Nuggets Friday January 25th Rolls Lasagna Roll Ups All breakfasts served with cereal, toast, hard boiled eggs, fruit, Milk and juice. 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