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Valley News & Views d!ii!i!i!!i!ili:ii Page 7 May 3rd, 2012 True Christians, that is "born-again", Bible- believing Christians are at a disadvantage when it comes to retaliation, revenge, and feuding with their neighbors. Those who give no thought to God or who are Christian in name only can let their feelings of anger and thoughts of retribution dictate the way they respond. These can express their anger by turning the air blue with swearing and cursing. They can build fences to show their anger or disdain. They can gossip, they can destroy their neighbor's property or reputation. Sinners have many options to which they can turn to get even or to pay back the one who has offended them. Christians, however, are not supposed to employ any of these tools of revenge. They are not even permitted to hate their worst offender. Jesus said that hate in the eyes of our Heavenly Father is the same as murder: "Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him" (I John 3:15). How then is a Christian to respond to those who hurt them? It is difficult to answer, because we have to act within the confines of scriptures. such as Romans 12:17, which says, "Recompense no man evil for evil". Verse 18 adds, "...as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men". Verse 19 says, "... avenge not yourselves, and finally verse 21 admonishes, "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." So what are Christians to do when they are treated poorly or unfairly? We'll find one answer in the same twelfth chapter of Romans. This time verse 20 -"If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink." In other words retaliate with kindness, compassion, and love. By pastor leroy aufenkamp We recently had a presentation by the Great Plains Food Bank talking about the Mobile Food Pantry. This is an opportunity for anyone that needs help with groceries to receive food baskets. The Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Pembina County Historical Museum, which is about 6 miles west of Cavalier, on Tuesday May 1st from 2:15-3:00 p.m. The Mobile Food Pantry is for everyone-families with children, senior citizens, or anyone experiencing financial difficulty. There is a registration form that must be filled out and brought with you to the Mobile Food Pantry. We have those forms in our office at Pembina County Meals & Transportation (located at the Drayton Senior Citizens Center). You can also go online to www.lssnd. org/GreatPlainsFoo dBank and find the registration form. It is a very short form that asks for name, address, number of children in household, number of adults in household, and number of senior citizens in household. By signing the form you are also certifying that your income meets the Income Guidelines and that you are in need of food assistance. The Income Guidelines for monthly income are: 1 person $1,815; 2 people $2,452; 3 people $3,090; 4 people $3,725; and for each additional family member add $638. If your income is above these guidelines but you have been experiencing unexpected medical bills or other unexpected expenses, you may still be eligible ff you are in need of food assistance. They do not ask for verification. You just need to sign the form and present it when you get there. This is a drive thru food pantry-you drive up to the distribution spot and workers load the food boxes into your vehicle. If someone is not able to travel to the distribution spot because of illness or being homebound, someone else can pick up food baskets for them as long as the homebound person sends a signed registration form. Of course, they encourage everyone to come pick up their own food baskets, but they do realize some people in need are not able to, especially the frail elderly. Pembina County Public Transportation will provide rides to the Mobile Food Pantry on May 1st. There will be a $5.00 charge and we can only take 5 passengers, so if you would like a ride, please call early to reserve a seat, 454-6586. Senior Meals Through Friday May llth Thursday May 3rd Monday May 7th Mashed Potatoes, Corn ChickenrNoodle Casserole, Lemon Pepper Fish. and Tropical Fruit Broccoli. Carrot Sticks, PaprikaPotato.ThreeBean Thursday May lOth Cantaloupe Cuts and WW Salad and Cantaloupe Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Bread Cuts Green Peas, Broccoli Friday May 4th Tuesday May 8th Vegetable Salad and Hamburger on WW Bun Salisbury Steak, Mashed Strawberries with Tomato Slice, Veggie Potatoes, MixedVegetables Friday May 1 lth Pasta Salad, Carrot Raisin and Plums Cabbage Rolls, Baked Salad Potato. Broccoli and Fruit Orange Roast Pork with Gravy, All meals served with whole wheat bread, margarine and 1% milk. Suggested donation is $4.00, Under 60, $6.75. Pembina County Meals and Transportation - Call: 454-6586 I Obituary Walter Johnson, 99 Grafton on Walter Johnson, 99, of Drayton, North Dakota passed away at Lutheran Sunset Home in Sunday, April 22, 2012. Walter was born to Peter and Lena (Peterson) Johnson in Eagle Point Township of Marshall County on January 8, 1913. He attended Eagle Point country school and began farming 1936. Walter married Evelyn M. Grundstrom November 30, 1939 at Teien Covenant Church. They lived and farmed in Eagle Point Township until 1991 when they moved into Drayton. One of Walter and Evelyn fondest memories were of a 30 day trip to Norway and Sweden for their 50th Anniversary. Evelyn passed away on July 30, 2005. Walter was a longtime member of Teien Covenant Church and served on the church board. He also served on the Stephen, Minnesota school board from 1964 to 1970. Walter has been a resident of Lutheran Sunset Home for the past several years. He is survived by a son, Lowell (Susan) Johnson; a daughter, Marilyn (Gary) Hudgins, Dothan, AL; four grandchildren, Kristen (Anthony Passarelli), Karyn, Tara and Ryan; and a sister-in- law, Margaret Grundstrom, Minneapolis, MN. Walter was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn; and brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 28th, 2012 in the Teien Covenant Church, rural Drayton, with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Leroy Aufenkamp, presided; BettyDahl, organist and Karen Vold, soloist. Casket bearers were Dallas Grundstrom, Lon Johnson, LaVern Grundstrom, Gary Hudgins, Ryan Hudgins and Alden Johnson. The Drayton Ambulance Service would like to thank the following for their memorials and donations: NORMAN NELSON MEMORIALS Ron and Roberta Corrick DONATIONS Teien Township We would like to thank everyone that came to support Sophie's benefit. We would also like to thank everyone for supporting us through raffle tickets, silent auction, and donations. Also a huge thank you to Angie Sobolik and Brad Jonhson for organizing everything and everyone else that helped throughout the evening to make it a success! Jade, Wendy, and Sophie Fredrickson Hope Lighting the Way When the sun goes down, hundreds of luminaria light the way under the stars to remember those lost to cancer, those fighting cancer, and those who have fought cancer and won. This ceremony of light symbolizes the hope and perseverance with which we all continue to fight. If you would like to make a donation for a luminaria please contact a Relay For Life Team, Tammy at 265-2896 or Tina at 265-8138. This year those names on the luminaria will be prerecorded for the ceremony so please make your donation and teams please turn the names in by May 21st. You may still make a donation after that date for luminaria to be placed around the track. News we can use? Call the VNV Hot Line 701 360-3005 Or Email valleynv@polarcomm.com Subscribe or renew your subscription to Valley News and Views Online by going tc www.valleynv.com Winner of the Animal Republic of Robbin's Pullet Egg Prize. %[ilDavid L. Petersen ][[Attorney General Practice of Law Emphasizing: Estates and Elder Law Planning, Wills and Trusts, Business Organizations and Services, Agricultural Law, Personal and Farm Tax Services. 112 North Main Street - EO. Box 216 Drayton, ND 58225 Phone (701) 454-3515 4-Person Golf Scramble Saturday, May 12, 2012 Cava lier Country Club Shotgn'Yee-Off @ 000 am $100 per team registration fee Includes 2 rounds of golf (18 holes) and Lunch Prizes will also be awarded! Registration Limited to 20 teams (4 members per team) To register your team and/or reserve a golf cart (extra fee) for this event, call Brenda at 701-265-3342. Sponsored by Pembina County Relay Team*United Lutheran Church and various community sponsors. We would like to extend a thank you to all the sponsors!  ...... . , . ' .... These Announcements Sponsored By KodaBank Adamson-Austin Funeral Home 701-454-3333 Dr. Tom Dunham Optometrist 701-454-3340 Larson Semi-Trailer Sales 218-455-3341 Motel 66 Drayton 701454-6464 David L. Petersen Attorney 701-454-351!5 This Space for Rent Northdale Oil 701-454-3342 Drayton Insurance Agency ,i 701-454-3317 i ! Kelly's Country Market 701-454-3811 Ed's Lawn Care 701-360-3256 Valley News and Views 701-360-3005