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.,,,,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,t,,,,MIXED STATES " 587 0/0/0 ,, 31 .I SmallTownPa~ers ~. 217 W COTA ~T SHELTON~ WA 98584 "Like" Us on Facebook. www.faceboo (.com/valleynv 75 Cents Thursday March 21 st, 2013 The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School | Volume 31 - Number 12 St. Patrick's Day Fund Raiser Draws Large Crowd In Spite of Foul Weather A Community Center renovations to repair areas to enlarge and improve the fundraiser was held Sunday, of deterioration and to kitchen, replace the electrical Hastings Landing. The event modernize the historic box, and to replace the east included a fine buffet of beef, building for comfort andand west doors on the main breasted chicken and all the usability. Anewroofhasbeen floor. Funds from the event trimmings, and dessert, plus installed to solve the leaking will be going to help improve entertainment and door problems and a gorgeous the kitchen.The event was prizes. They even had a new wheelchair lift was sponsored by the City Hall Leprechaun, seebelov, installed to accommodateCommittee and Ox Cart H G ]ohnson Memorial those unable to negotiate the Trails Historical Society. Hall is undergoing majorstairs. The next projects are The Gordon Halcrow house on 5th Street looks like its all ready ford white Christmas. Someone somewhere didn't get the message that the first day of spring was Wednesday. Wonder what the 4th of July is going to look like. Every Time We Turn Around, Another Storm Gees, enough already. Every time we turn around it seems like we're getting another round of snow. It's starting to look a little like that year we don't like to remember very well. Things got started on Sunday. In spite of the weather, the St. Patrick's Day fund raiser at Hasting Landing had a good turn out and did very well. Most of Monday we were under blizzard conditions. Kept things moving pretty slow around town. I got caught out at the ranch, which between that and a bit of a bug, made it pretty hard to work on the paper. Looking at the National Weather Service Snowfall Map, the last blow it looks like we got a pretty even distribution of around 5 inches in the north end of the valley. From Grand Forks southward it averaged 4.5 and tapered down to about 3.5 in Fargo. That 50% flood probability number posted by the National Weather Service keeps inching its' way upward and is approaching 41 feet. Receives Award That darn Saralee, out gallivanting all over the place and when she comes back to town, guess what happens? She turns into a Leprechaun. That's her in the foreground and Danny Rudnick in the background. They were a part of the St. Patrick's Day Fund Raiser at Hasting's Landing held by the City Hall Restoration folks. Public Health Week Recognized April 1 through 7, 2013 Pembina County Public Health Encourages Residents To Support Public Health Approaches to Save Lives and Save Money Contributed by Jeanne Chaput, Pembina Country Health BISMARCK, N.D. - During North Dakota 58.3 percent of Health Fair on Friday, April The Drayton Water the federal Safe Drinking Treatment Plant staff has Water Act, which consists of been awarded a Certificate of 11 major rules. Alongwith the Compliance for the year 2012 Certificate of Compliance, by the ND Department of the water plant staff received Health. The award recognizes a letter of commendation successful compliance with and congratulations from Helping to Keep North Dakota Clean the Department of Health. National Public Health Drayton City water plant 4Neek, April 1 through 7, staff include ]ohnathan 2013, Pembina County Guss, Perry DeGeldere and Public Health is highlighting Nick Rutherford. the importance that public health and prevention play in keeping our community healthy. The theme for Public HealthWeek is "Public Health is Return On Investment, Save Lives, Save Money." Every year in the United States, seven out of 10 deaths are due to preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. In fact, chronic diseases account for 75 percent of national health-care spending, yet only 3 percent of our health-care dollars go toward prevention. Here in '~%lley Nesss and Views Weather~Summar! Local UV Index Detaile Loc'd Fore,'as! The three third graders pictured above were the top three picks for the Drayton School, in the Keep North Dakota Clean poster contest. The purpose of the contest is to help protect North Dakota's environment by building public awareness end encouraging us folks to keep North Dakota clean. Pictured above from left to right are thrid place winner Ariaunna Larocque, second place winner Kayli Staskivge and first place winner James Knudson. Peak F'ishitigtlhtnting Times ]his \~,eek Weather TFivia Newman Signs, who believe, collectively, we can make a positive impact through every day choices and actions. The poster contest is for students in grades 1-8 and special needs. Participants create artwork that reflects his or her knowledge about the responsibility we all have to keep our state and water clean, reduce waste, recycle, plant trees, prevent wildfires, create wildlife habitat, and use all our natural resources wisely. First place artwork in each grade will be turned into billboards! All state winners, their immediate family, and teachers will be invited to an awards ceremony during Earth Day week on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Memorial Hall in Washburn, North Dakota. After the ceremony, a luncheon will be served and everyone will get free admission to the North Dakota Lewis and Clark Continued on Page 3 Members of the Drayton School third grade class participated in the 45th Keep North Dakota Clean (KNDC) poster contest. The purpose of the contest is to help to protect North Dakota's natural environment by keeping North Dakota clean and healthy for the people, and animals that live and visit here. The KNDC contest is sponsored by a variety of partnering agencies and organizations, including our residents are living with a costly and potentially life- threatening chronic illness. But there are steps we can take to help turn these statistics around. Residents can learn and be empowered to change risky behaviors through public health approaches that include promoting wellness in the workplace and schools, and engaging communities in changing risky behaviors. Small preventive changes and initiatives in our community, schools and workplace can make a big difference in living healthier lives. Visit Pembina County Public Health's booth at the 26th at the American Legion in-Cavalier. We hope this event encourages people to learn more about the steps they can take to prevent diseases. According to Kallie Christenson, Public Health Nurse, chronic diseases can be prevented by taking actions through more active living, healthy eating, and living tobacco free. Public Health Week is part of the American Public Health Association's annual celebration of the role of public health and helps educate and engage Americans in the movement to create a Continued On Page 3 Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Munday Tuesday Wednesday Mostly Sunny Partly Cloudy Mostly CloudyMostly CloudyMostly CloudyMosII~ CloudyPartly Cloudy 18/3 . 22/ 13 28i 16 29/ 16 29/11 24/ 10 31 / t5 0-2: [.uw. 3.5: .M( ~.k" rate. 6 ?: High. 8 I 0: VcC, |t~gh. [ i +: Exl~eme k,,H~,~urc (~n 3wu be allergic to cold tll~ r a,efH]l(,F~~' t) OJtlIIM ,ldll131 I1! (JoJ) ilaplllls g ~lll311a Holt%') ;f~lJl~ qseJ I! lag diderot atUC,S :.r&~gffV Sun/Moon Chart This Vveek ~eather Histo|T M~.l:h..2L..l~3~ - A tornado swarm occurred in tile Deep South. [le(wem~ late afternoon and early the next morniuo, severe thullderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in Alabama. Mississippi. Georzia and l'emlessee. The tornadoes killed 3.!,4 people aad i~aj urcd 1.784, I,asl \\eek's Ahnanac & Growing Degree I)a3s MalxlL..2,},~_.I~/JI - A spectacular display of Ihe Northern l..ights was visible as far south as Bradeaton Fla.. El Paso. Texas and Fresno. Calif. At Detroit. the display was said to be "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude". Today we will see mostly sunny skies with a high temperature of 18'L humidity of 68%. I Jght winds. The record high temperature for t~Klay is 58" set in 1957. Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low of 3. The record low for tonight is -12 set in 1965. Friday. skies will be partly cloudy with a high temperature of 22". humidity of 69%. Skies will be mostly cloudy Friday night with an overnight low of 13. Expect mos0y cloudy skies Sat~trday wilt~ a slight chance of snow, high lemperature of 28". Skies will remain mostly cloudy Sunday with a slight chance of snt~w, high temperature of 21~~. geak.T.ial~ Thu 7:16-9:16 6:4~-8:46 Fri 8:02-10:02 7:32.9:32 Sat 8:49-10:49 8:19- 10:19 Sun 9:36-11:36 9:06-11:06 ~.ak_Tim~ &M PAl Mon 10:24-12:24 9:54-1 l:.54- Tue 11:13 1:13 10:43-12:43 Wed 11:30-1:30 I I:(X)-I:IX) ...... 1~_~: Snari~e S.nm~d M~nri~ M.uonsel Tht,7:26 ..... 7:--i ...... 1: 1 .... Full 3/27 Fri 7:24 a.m.7:45 p.m. Sat 7:22 a.m,7:47 p.m,4:00 p.m.5:19 a,m. Sun 7:20 a,m.7:48 p.m,5:1t8 p.m. 5:46 a,m, Lust ir/'~TM Men 7:18 a.m.7:50 p.m.6:17 p.m.6:12 a.m. 4/2 ~ Tue 7:16 a.m.7:51 p.m.7:30 p.m.6:38 a.m. Wed 7:14 a,m,7:53 p,m.8:44 parL7:05 a.m. New 4110 First 4/18 Da~x .[tig,h lx~x Nermnls [5~[p 3/12 21 7 31/15 O,(X)" 3/t3 21 - 15 32/16 I).(R}" 3!14 28 19 32/16 O.(R)" 3i15 19 1 33717 O,IX)" 3/16 9 -9 33117 O.(X)" 3/17 19 -26 34i 18 0,(~)" 3/18 21 5 34118 0.06" Farmer's Growing Degree Days 3/12 0 3/16 0 3113 0 3il7 0 3!14 0 3/18 0 3/15 0