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Valley News & Views Calendar of Even ts Sugar Bowl Senior Center Regular Activities The First Sunday of Every Month at the Sugar Bowl Senior Center Noon potluck dinner. Everyone welcome! Bone Builder Exercise Class - Mondays and Wednesdays beginning at 1030 a.m. Bingo every Monday at 2 p.m. Cards (Spite and Malice) Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Health Maintenance Clinic (Foot Care) 4th Monday of each month from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. FACE THE NEW YEAR AT DRAYTON STORY HOUR Story Lady says, "Your face will freeze like that, if you're not careful!" January Story Hour will feature GRANDPA'S FACE, BABY FACE, & FUNNY FACES. The act-out story will be Simple Simon, and we'll write a story about "Fairy Faces". For our craft we'll make a strange face. Don't lose face at these sessions: January 10thin Abbey s Day Care at 9:15AM and Tracy's Day Care at 10:00AM; January 13--Drayton Preschool at 9:30AM & 1:30PM, Drayton Kindergarten at 10:00AM & Drayton First Grade at 12:30PM. The American Legion Auxiliary has some Grand Forks and Fargo Coupon Books available. If you re interested in purchasing one please call 701-454-3906. 22nd: Girls' Saturday January 22nd: Garnett Home Open House from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. $3.00 Charge with refreshments included. Matty's Annual Snow at 11 a.m. For more information call 257-6650 29th: Boys' B-Squad ts School until 5 p.m. $3.00 Charge with Vedt Om webs;de at Id/en.witdpedia.  North Dakota Got an Event? Know of An Event? Let Us Know So We Can Post It Here. Recollections of Thirty-Two Years in the State Senate Part 8 by Harvey Tallackson I have completed my comments on my eight election campaigns. Money was a problem in running for an office. My friends were good to me but it cost quite a bit of my own money. Newspaper and radio advertisements are expensive. A candidate needs to prepare handouts and outdoor signs. You need to spend a lot of your time campaigning, even going door to door. I was never bitten by a dog but I came very close to it several times. People are usually good to you and even invite you in for some coffee. It's a disadvantage to be a legislator from District 16 as you need to drive 275 miles to the capitol in Bismarck. I usually came home each weekend as I had a business office in Graflon and some rental property in Park River. Besides farming and raising potatoes I was also in the dairy business, selling whole milkk to Williamson of the Grafton Milk Company. I got out of the dairy business in the late 60's so that was before I started politics. I have been asked why I got into politics and why a democrat. To begin with, I cared about people and because of my size (I was 6'4" as a High School freshman) I usually protedcted the smaller students and stuck up for the under privileged. Then in 1960 when John Kennedy was elected President, Senator Burdick was asked to recommend a potato farmer to serve on President Kennedy's National Potato Advisory Committee under the Secretary of Agriculture. Senator Burdick aske me to serve on the committee. I accepted and traveled to Continued on Page 10 Pembina County Public Transportation Schedule January 2011 Transportation for people of all ages for medical appointments, shopping, visiting, banking, hair appointments, etc. Local Transportation In Drayton Mondays, Wednesday's, Thursdays, and Fridays Fare $2.00 Transportation to Grafton Tuesdays Fare $5.00 Transportation to Grand Forks Wednesdays Fare $10.00 For Reservations - Call 454-6586 Around the Town was had by all and the plan is to do it again next year. Puzzled Lavonne Anderson and Pat Anderson stopped by for coffee at Erma Raney's this week. Earlier they had been building a jig saw puzzle, which fell apart when they tried to move it to a piece of cardboard. After coffee, they returned to the puzzle. Christmas Visitors Christmas visitors at Erma Raney's were Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hedman, Greenbush; Mr. and Mrs. Nell Hedman, Moorhead; Jan and Conner Hedman, Lakeville; Connie and Lee Meier, Crookston; Ben and Tammy Meir and Olivia, Omaha, NB, and Continued From Page 1 James and Bethany Tolefson, St. Cloud. Sweets for Your Sweetie Pembina CountyMealswill be doing it's annualValentine Fund Raiser to support senior servi'ces again this year. They will deliver decorated cakes and cookies to the Sweetie of your choice on Valentines Day. Look for their ad in next. week's paper. Shirley's Back l talked to Shirley Raney today at the Senior Center. She informed me that she thinks she's just about 100% now after a very serious bout with pneumonia which landed her in the hospital on November 29th. 00owesmont by Saralee Monday January 10th Saralee Hoselton visited Linda Hoselton in Grafton. Merv and Phyllis Holter and A. D. Duncklee went to Grand Forks Tuesday where they had dinner. On the way home they stopped in Drayton and visited Mildred Flach and had afternoon lunch; Romanzo and Evelyn Duncklee of Emerado were also visiting. Wednesday Saralee Hoselton had lunch with Linda Hoselton in Grafton; that afternoon they visited Kathleen Bellamy in Sunset Home. Janelle Nyegaard and Colton of Hallock visited A. D. Duncklee on Thursday. John Steenerson came from Las Vegas Thursday and spent the weekend with Richard Steenerson. John visited Steve and Ellen Marciniak on Friday. Saralee Hoselton went to Fargo January 13th where she stayed with Geoff and Hope Hoselton, Jan, Chris, Faith, Dakotah, Sami, Grace and Dylan and Virginia Fabela. Friday; night she went with several family members to attend the play "The Chronicles of Jane Part 7"; Dakotah was a cast member. Saralee returned home Saturday. Bekah and Landon Mapel of Mayville came Friday to the Mike and Judy Stellon home and stayed until Sunday. Mike and Judy Stellon and Landon Mapel visited Nancy Billings January 16th. Legislative Report by Senator Joe Miller The first weeks of session has been filled with optimism and excitement. There are several new legislators this year and you can tell they have zeal and competence. I look forward to working with them all. Governor Dalrymple has laid out an equally optimistic view of North Dakota's future. Road and infrastructure repair and development seemed to top his priorities; however, he has also made some proposals on further tax cuts, job development and university system funding reforms. I was pleased with his speech overall. I share his optimism. I think we have some great years ahead of us in North Dakota. We must ensure our policies do nothing to hinder that growth and, in fact, amplifies it. Since I serve on the Finance and Taxation committee, I work very closely on tax legislation. I have signed on to the Governor's proposed fifty million dollar income tax cut. This is a modest cut that should easily work into our budget. I believe there is most definitely room for more tax cuts in other areas of the tax code. I have proposed a bill to encourage bars to go "smoke-free." It is my hope by offering a small tax break on the gross tax on alcohol sales that bars will eliminate smoking if they feel it is in their economic benefit. I have often felt that this should be the local bar owner's decision and that a statewide ban was a bit heavy handed. The bill number is SB 2216. There is a great deal of interest in legislation concerning the practice of field drain tiling. I have written a draft that I continue to work on. I hope to have this in good order by the filing deadline on Monday, January 24th so that we can get a good start on legislation that will benefit the person tiling and address concerns of downstream landowners. Drain tile has incredible economic benefits to offer farmers, as well as, possible flood mitigation effects. Tile improves the soil health by stabilizing excess water Continued on Page 10 Attorney at Law 910 Hill Ave. PO Box 70 Grafton ND 58237 (701)352-0916 Farmland Sales and Leases Real Estate and Business Planning Estate Planning, Probate and Tax Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota Our Friday Night Fish Fry Is Back 5:00p.m. til a:OO p.m. Page 3 January 20th, 2011, Wedding Shower For Steve Helm and Julie Landkamer Sunday, January 23rd 2:00 p.m. T#nify LuMeran Church, Drayton Both men and women are welcome. Steve & dulle will be wed on January 29th at uumvus Adolphus College, St Peter, Minnesota O'ccart is Rolling January 2011 Bound for Blessing, our 2010 stage production, has been preserved on DVDI The play is an adaptation of Lauraine Snelling's Red River of the North novels and chronicles the lives of the Bjorkiunds as they leave their native Norway and emigrate to Dakota Territory. Live audiences were captivated, and now you can enjoy the story as it comes to life on your TM. The DVD was filmed at Drayton, North Dakota in July 2010 and compiled professionally at Sundog Studios in Fargo. We plan to be at KodaBank to give you an opportunity to pick up one of these for yourself on Thursday, January 27. Remember - we have most of Lauraine Snelling's books on hand in the museum which are available for you to purchase. Her next book, A Heart for Home, which is book 3 of the Home to Blessing series will be available in March. Watch for the advertising. Just contact us at the address/ phone number below. Next week on Monday, January 24, is the quarterly meeting of Ox Cart Trails Historical Society. We will meet at Tisdale at 7:00 (business meeting at 6:30) to talk about life in Drayton and the area in previous years. We did this at the last meeting and it was a very enjoyable. We learned about the pavilion in Robbin, bankers' hours in the early days of Drayton State Bank, and who would like to learn how to rollerblade. We encourage the public to attend this meeting. For more information on Ox Cart Trails Historical Society's programs, please contact Marlys Boll, 701-454- 6103 or email president@ oxcarttrails.net. l:J00"00toh wlt, h the rJ00tetch! by Leo I]eattctmmp Continuing our Photography division we, once again, show one by Lorene Reimer. A photo of Lorne's windmills was shown in November of 2010. The photo shown is of Lorene's brother, John Reimer, taken on the Maah Daah Trail at the north end of the North Dakota Badlands. Lorene's photograph placed first in the Bike Trail category for the National Recreation Trails Photo contest for 2009. Lorene was highly praised by the editor, Stewart Macdonald, ofthe NRT magazine; "We were really pleased with the quality and variety of photos we received--We hope you will get out on the trails this winter and summer for future photo contests." If you or someone you know likes photography, please, contact one of the Brush Bunch members. 'dng care of all of you. Altru Clinic - Drayton is devoted to serving our community. With access to a variety of services and specialties, we're able to get you the care you need. Call us, (701) 454-3311. Altru Clinic - Drayton 1003 N. Main Drayton, ND I E-mail. Us At valleynv@polarcomm,com, isit our Website ca: www.valleynv.com