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Page 4 March llth, 2010 Valley News and Views GREAT BEGINNINGS 1193 "Good-bye, my Fancy! Farewell, dear mate, dear love! I'm going away, I know not where, Or to what fortune, or whether I may ever see you again, So, Good-bye, my Fancy." (the beginning of "Good-bye, My Fancy!" a poem by Walt Whitman) NOSTALGIA QUIZ TIME 623 (1919-1960) 1. On early TV starred as Harrigan on "Harrigan and Son." (a. William Bendix; b. James Cagney; c. Pat O'Brien) 2. On early radio __ was the program based on an original work by Sax Rohmer. (a. EasyAces; b. Fu Manchu; c. Mandrake the Magician) 3. A new three-cent purple stamp was issued in New York City on April 11, 1939, to commemorate the opening of (a. the California Gold Rush Museum; b. the New York World's Fair; c. the San Francisco Exposition) 4. On earlyTV starred as the husband on "Pride of the Family." (a. Paul Hartman; b. Lou Jacobi; c. Roscoe Kearns) 5. Richard Gale, Warren Neale, and Buck Duane are all characters in novels written by. (a. Max Brand; b. Zane Grey; c. Nelson Nye) (answers at the end of the Column) RADIO DAYS The following are important dates in old- time radio history: March 12, 1900--announcer HarlowWilcox was born. March 12, 1933--President FDR's first "fireside chat." A MESS OF POTTAGE 1250 This portion of my column describes the works of Libertarian philosopher and economist Murray Rothbard (1926-1995). In 1995 he published "Economic Thought Before Adam Smith." Chapter 6 is entitled 'bsolutist thought in Italy and France." The Italian Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) wrote "The Prince" in which he threw out centuries of Christian morality based on natural law as the guiding principle for a ruler to follow and replaced it with the promotion of the all-powerful State in which the ruler is controlled by no checks from an outdated morality. POETIC FRAGMENTS Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is known for his novels, such as "Ivanhoe," but he also wrote Romantic poetry Here is a portion of his poem "The Maid of Neidpath': '1 sunk and dim her eyes so bright, Her form decayed by pining, Till through her wasted hand, at night, You saw the taper shining. By fits a sultry hectic hue Across her cheek was flying; By fits so ashy pale she grew Her maidens thought her dying." DHS, 1925 56 On September 12, 1925, the school board awarded a contract to provide the school with soft coal and ND lignite to the St. Hilaire Lumber Co. for Indian Head coal at $4.40 a ton and to Buchanan & Son for Youghiogheny at $8.75 per ton. BILLBOARD'S TOP TEN 1970 March 7 1. Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Simon & Garfunkle) 2. Travelin' Band (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 3. Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin (Sly/Family Stone) 4. Rainy Night In Georgia (Brook Benton) 5. Hey There Lonely Girl (Eddie Holman) 6. Ma Belle Amie (Tee Set) 7. The Rapper (Jaggerz)* 8. Give Me Just A Little More Time (Chairmen of the Board)* 9. Raindrops Keep Dropping On My Head (B.J. Thomas) 10. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Hollies)* The laggerz formed in Pittsburgh in 1965. In 1970 they had three Hot 100 hits, but only the first one, "The Rapper," hit the Top Ten. It peaked at #2 and was-on the charts for 13 weeks. NUMBER 1 SONGS March 11 1895--The Sidewalks Of New York (Dan Quinn) 1900--Mandy Lee (Arthur Collins) 1905--Yankee Doodle Boy (Billy Murray) 1910--Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet (Haydn Quartet) 1915--It's A Long, LongWayTo Tipperary (John McCormack) 1920--Dardanella (Ben Selvin's Novelty Orchestra) 1925--Tea For Two (Marion Harris) 1930--Happy Days Are Here Again (Ben Selvin) 1935--Isle Of Capri (Ray Noble) 1940--In The Mood (Glenn Miller) 1945--Rum And Coca Cola (Andrews Sisters) 1950--Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy (Red Foley) 1955--Sincerely (McGuire Sisters) 1960--Theme From ' Summer Place" (Percy Faith) 1965--My Girl (Temptations) 1970--Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkle) 1975--Have You Never Been Mellow (Olivia Newton-John) 1980--Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen) 1985--Can't Fight This Feeling (REO Speedwagon) 1990--Escapade (Janet Jackson) 1995--Take A Bow (Madonna) 2000--Amazed (Lonestar) 2005--Candy Shop (50 Cent and Olivia) (Source- -Joel Whitburn, "Record Research") 15 YEARS AGO On March 10, 1995, Marjorie Long Evenson, 86, died in Grafton. On March 11, 1995, The DHS Speech Team was at the Cando Speech Meet. Kenny Gardner took first in Poetry Interpretation and qualified for the State Meet. NOTABLE QUOTES "Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber." (from Shakespeare's tragedy, "Julius Caesar," Act II, sc. 1) STUDENT OF THE WEEK KC's Student of the Week for March 1-5 is Tyler Anderson, eighth grade son of Darrin and Gaylene Johnson. Tyler had one proficiency at mid-term of the Third Nine Weeks, and he was on the "B" Honor Roll for the First and Second Nine Weeks. He was on the junior high Blue Knights football team, the junior high North Border Eagles boys' basketball team, and is on the Blue Knights boys' track team. This is the second time that Tyler has been Student of the Week, having been selected for March 23-27, 2009. Nostalgia Quiz Answers (1. a; 2. c; 3. b; 4. b; 5. b) 2010 Flood Preparation Begins Continued From Page 1 starts at 42 feet. The NWS says that planners are usually pretty accurate using the 50% flood level prediction on the probability chart. The 50% probablility level Drayton dropped from 43.1 feet in the last period to I 43 feet for this period. This is right in line with Drayton's current flood strategy. According to the Drayton City Office, we're still in the watch and wait mode. Planners are anticipating about the same as last year, Valley News and Views Periodical postage paid at Drayton N.D. Permit (#679-990). Member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Official newspaper for the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School District No.19. Published every Thursday at Drayton, North Dakota. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Valley News & Views, PO Box 309, Drayton, N.D. 58225- 0309. Valley News and Views welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and we reserve the right to edit all letters for length and accuracy of content. Roberta Van Camp, Publisher Emeritus Published By Great Caesar's Ghost Larry Ritzo, Owner/Editor Yearly Subscription rates: $30.00 In Pembina County $35.00 All other addresses $.75 at News Stands Phone 701-360-3005 Fax 701-454-6333 All material, including photographs, advertisements and articles, subject to Copyright. 009. 0 which was 43.85 feet. So, it's not a matter of if we will act, but when to get started. Currently city crews are putting together all the necessities in preparation for the upcoming flood fight. After the current weather system passes through the area, the forecast daytime temperatures and conditions are conducive to a favorable melt. The NWS will update its flood outlook every 7 days. The next update should come out March 12. Who knows, it could drop from 43 feet to 42.9. Wouldn't that be great? Renew Your Subscription or Subscribe to Valley News and Views, Online. Now You Can Use Your Credit Card or PayPall "You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all, just as intelligence without the possibility of expression is not really intelligence. Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing." - Luis Bunuel It was another magnificent weekend spent with friends and family as we gathered for our annual Academy Awards party Sunday. Every year my husband and I attempt to throw a grand event to allow everyone the opportunityto get dressed up and spend a night enjoying the awards show, this year was no exception. A few of my friends and family members started the evening at our house getting ready for the big night. After our arrival, we discovered we had quite a large turnout this year. In addition to decorating for the show, we purchase several trophies so those in attendance can vote for their peers in a variety of categories. During each commercial break we give out awards and door prizes. This time we were treated to some of the most hilarious acceptance speeches we have ever heard. At one point my brothers and I were laughing so hard, we practically fell off our chairs. It was an exceptional evening spent with people who are very dear to my heart. There was one person missing though and his absence was profoundly felt. Our friend Scott Burton who passed away about four months ago was always very present at our awards show. i He would help tas dec0mte, get dressed up for the evening, Time Jensen and always enjoyed the night's festivities. We printed a picture of Scott in his tuxedo from one of our prior celebrations and had it sitting next to a trophy to honor him and remember what a huge part he played in our lives. Although he couldn't be there in body; I have no doubt he was there in spirit. He was one of those people who was never afraid to "play" with us when we came up with ideas to get everyone together. We miss him terribly but will be eternally grateful for the precious time we were blessed to spend with him. R was certainly a reminder of how short life can be and how important it is for us to not take the moments for granted. I love the Academy Awards but even more than the actual show, I love gathering with everyone for an evening of jovial togetherness. My husband always tries to make the night special for me and I can't thank him enough for all he does. I also want to send a huge thank you to my friends and family members who attended; your presence was a true gift. It meant more to me then you will ever kno This weekend I will spend time with my brothers on our annual trout fishing expedition to Canada. Although I will be away from any technology including phone and internet service which might prove to be difficult, I'm looking forward to standing out on the ice with them. We live just a short distance from each other but our lives often get so busy we rarely get to enjoy time together. The fishing trip is a perfect occasion to make some new memories and take in the loving connections we share.  :':  Last year after returning home from our yearly trip I literally dreamt about it for several weeks. It is certainly a relaxing time; I relish every moment I get with my brothers so this will no doubt be an unforgettable trip. Walking in the gentle rain today with my puppies I tried to take a few deep breaths and simply allow myself the grace of soaking in the beauty all around me. Shuffling through the slush along our gravel road I could feel my spirits lifting as I thought about how soon spring will be at our doorsteps. I told my husband how much I would love to have a small garden filled with fresh flowers to pick and set on the kitchen table through the summer months. I cherish the rich smell and bright colors of each pedal and hope I can find the time to care for my small garden. Every day is so new and full and promise, I can't help but feel the pleasures of living as the seasons change. I'm looking forward to many new adventures and experiences throughout the spring and summer months. Sometimes along the way time gets away from us and before we know it days, months and years have passed. We look back on the memories often wishing we could return to those special moments that played such a huge part in our journeys. Even though we can't ttLrn back the hands of time, we can open our eyes to the present moments and trust everything we experience is meant to be. Willa Cather once wrote, "Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again." 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