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Valley News & Views Page 5 March 7th, 2013 KC's Column Continued From Page 4 Meet the Doris (Kirkeby) Rodrigues Clan (Paul Whiteman) 1928--My Blue Heaven (Gene Austin) 1933--You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me (Bing Crosby) 1938--Thanks For The Memory (Shep Fields) 1943--I've Heard That Song Before (Harry James) 1948--I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Cover (Art Mooney) 1953--Till I Waltz Again With You (Teresa Brewer) 1958--Dofft/I Beg OfYou (Elvis Presley) 1963--Walk Like A Man (Four Seasons) 1968--Love Is Blue (Paul Mauriat) 1973--Killing Me Softly With His Song (Roberta Flack) 1978--(Love Is) Thicker Than Water (Andy Gibb) 1983--Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) 1988--Father Figure (George Michael) 1993--A Whole New WorId (Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle) 1998--My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion) 2003--All I Have (Jennifer Lopez/LL Cool J) 2008--Low (Flo Rida/T. Pain) 15 YEARS AGO On March 8, 1998, Arlene Puppe Onstad passed away in Grand Forks. The wife of Earl Onstad, she was also the mother of Kathy (DHS 1978), David (DHS 1980), and Kevin (DHS 1986). NOTABLE QUOTES good rule was, whenever you were with people whose intentions were in doubt, the first thing you did was look for a way out or something to hit them with." (as said by Jack Delaney in Elmore Leonard's 1987 crime novel "Bandits.") STUDENT OF THE WEEK KC's Student of theWeek for Feb. 25-March 1 is Cameron Littlejohn, junior son of Vicki and Chris Litflejohn. Cameron was a member of the Titans boys' basketball team which took third in the Region II Tournament. He is a junior representative on the DHS Student Council. This is Cameron's third selection as Student of theWeek, having been chosen for Dec. 22- 23, 2008, and March 15-19, 2010. Trivia Quiz Answers (1.c; 2. a; 3. c; 4. a; 5. b) According to Doris Kirkeby Rodrigues, far left, it was a beautiful wedding last summer at Hagg Lake, Oregon as her son Matthew tied the knot with Natalie Hisaw. The rest of the group pictured from left to right are Doris's husband Northon, new daughter -in-law Natalie Hisaw Rodrigues, son Matt Rodrigues, their only daughter Jennifer Rodrigues, Nathaniel Rodrigues and Brook Rodrigues. In her note to the paper, actually notes Doris had a lot of good things to say about Drayton, was keen on Hasting's Landing and thought and thought everyone, expatriates and all should spend more money in Drayton. I think we all agree. I am utterly spoiled, living in Tehachapi. When one reads about the horrendous storms in other parts of the nation, it makes one feel almost guilty. Almost but really more grateful since winter is not my favorite season. White stuff is not my favorite yard decoration. Yes, it can be beautiful. Yes, the shadows of the trees on the snow are spectacular and most likely worth taking pictures of and perhaps even painting. But, let's not encourage it to stay around. That's my way of thinking. Two of the many good things about winter, are wood stoves and fireplaces. There is something about wood heat that warms one's bones. Such a comforting warmth. And with a good book and a cup of either hot chocolate or flavored coffee or some combination thereof, a fine way to enjoy these shorter days. Oh, and don't forget to have a pot of homemade soup simmering in the kitchen. So what am I reading this winter? Not enough is myfirst answer. My to-be-read stack keeps growing. However, one of the excellent books I've been reading, one chapter each night after the novel I'm has to say. reading and before rereading In One Perfect Word she Jesus Calling, is One Perfect tells stories not only from Word by Debbie Macomber. her own life, but also from Debbie is best known for many other famous people her fiction but I have been both contemporary and enjoying her once a year historical. This is a book to releases ofa nonfiction book. make you think and add Debbie is a master journaler, richness to your life. can't say journalist since I so highly recommend it. she does not write for the You can find it in all book media, and I am working on delivery formats, printed learning from her. All of her book form, audio, e-readers nonfiction books are drawn and online. from what she has learned My book releases for through her life. Besides this spring are A Place to writing, she is a highly Belong which wraps up successful businesswoman; Cassie's adventures in South her writing is just one facet of Dakota in the Wild West her business ventures, along Wind series, due out in April, with motivational speaking, and Second Hand Horses, owning commercialproperty the third installment in the and being generous. She is S.A.V,E. Squad Series' for and has been a student of readers in the 7-11 year old success for years, bracket and all others who One Perfect Word comes are enjoying these animal from her experience of every rescue adventures. And January choosing a word are there ever adventures, for the year. She studies the laughs included. Release is chosen word, and allows that mid-March. wordtomoldherthroughthe So, as ever, I wish you year, sometimes pushing and happy reading and hopefully sometimes leading the way. some of you are writing. She has found this practice We have a lot of writers and to be highly beneficial on artists of all kinds in our so many levels including little town. We are indeed her faith, her home, family privileged. and business lives. She has learned to listen to what God Awards g Funding Requests Bismarck, N.D. -- The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for fiveprojects totaling $259,932at its quarterly meeting held February 21, 2013 in Bismarck. APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce which administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural pro ducts. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agritourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance. The following awarded requests were funded: NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Fargo, was awarded $75,000 to assist in research that will expand utilization of NDSUproducts, ultimately improving the expansion and future of the agricultural economy of the state. NDSU Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Fargo, will receive funding of $38,612 to assist in research that will explore the feasibility of using flax fiber as a replacement for glass fiber in the Thermo- Lite product line produced by SpaceAge Synthetics. NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center, Carrington, was awarded $64,320 to defray the costs of a project that will examine the potential use of energy beets for bioremediation of saline soils. The followingprojectswere awarded, and are pending funding upon completion of contingencies: Crunchfuls of North Dakota, LLC, Minot, will receive funding of $56,000 to assist in plans for building a direct-sell marketing business plan for value- added agricultural products. This business will leverage the bean-based functional platform marketed under the Crunchfuls brand including cereals, snacks and bars. Aspen Aquaponics, Bottineau, will receive funding of $26,000 to defray the costs associated with conducting a study for expanding operations to include product packaging for the retail market. The company plans to complete a feasibility study and business plan to confirm the More on Water District Consolidation At a joint meeting of the two Boards of Directors of North Valley Water District (NVWD) and Langdon Rural Water District (LRWD) in Langdon in December 2012, there was a unanimous consent to proceed to consolidate the two water systems by January 1, 2014. The NWVD and LRWD systems have actually worked together for a period of years, and the two systems are interconnected through the former ABM military pipeline, with the Edinburg, Adams, and Fairdale areas served with water from NVWD. Why consolidated the two systems? The service areas of the two systems, which includes Pembina County, Cavalier County, and portions of Walsh, Ramsey, and Towner Counties have lost populations over the past decades, creating a challenge to adequately maintain and make system improvements and to adequately staff employees, while keeping water rates competitive. The positives of consolidation include cost savings from more efficiency, no loss of jobs, more efficient use of staff, less duplication of services, and more population base to support Continued on Page 6 size and scope of the market prior to the expansion. The next APUC board hearing will be held May 15th, in Fargo. Applications for the May meeting must be received by April 1st. Prototype and Technical Assistance grants must be received by March 1 st. APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. For additional information, please visit 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 New Wheel Chair Lift Installed ..... ~ X~;'~ ......... The new wheel chaff lift was installed last week at the oM City Hall. That's Carol Gardner in there trying it out along with one of the Sanford Health workmen who installed the lift. The lift will make it a lot easier for some of our seniors and those with disabilities to take part in main floor events at the hall. Sorry about so much fill folks. Had just a little too much for 8 pages and ended up having to add two extra pages but not much information to go along with it. Oops. 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