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5 - Pembina County Burn Ban In Effect As of Afternoon of May 14th 75 Cents Thursday May 16th, 2013 The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School Volume 33 - Number 18 In addition to raising over 85,000 meals for the Great Plains Food Bank, in their Harvest for Hunger campaign, CHS also provided funds to several commuity and area charities and support organizations. Harold Weimer of CHS, left, is pictured above handing Jordan Grundstrom, representing the Drayton Fire Department with a check for $585. Big Thank You For Hunger Campaign Support Thanks to You, CHS Drayton Raises Over 85,000 Meals ll7th DHS Graduating Class to Be Let Loose Sunday by K.C. Gardner (Editor's Note: DHS wil holdit's graduationceremony on Sunday at 1 p.m. Turn to our Graduation Page, Page 5, to familiarize yourself with this year's graduates). On Sunday, May 19, the 117th DHS graduating class will be released on an unsuspecting world. Of the ten seniors, four of them are first-generation graduates: Angeldawn Larocque is the second graduate named Larocque. Rachel luhl is the fifth Juhl to graduate from DHS. Austin Litflejohn is the first Littlejohn to graduate from DHS. Katie Twamley is the second Twamley to receive a diploma at DHS. Four are second- generation graduates: Ashlynn Betz is the second graduate with the surname Betz. Baylie Karboviak is the third person with that surname to graduate from DHS. Her mother Clarice Olson Karboviak graduated in 1980. Bradley Keena is the third DHS graduate with the surname Keena. His mother Mavis Danielson Keena received her diploma in 1983. Brandon VanCamp is the 32nd VanCamp to obtain a diploma from DHS. His father Brett VanCamp is a 1980 DHS graduate. One senior is a third- generation graduate: Morgan Emanuelson is the seventh graduate to bear that last name. Her father Mike Emanuelson gradated in 1978; her mother Tracy Kasprowicz Emanuelson is a 1988 graduate; her grandfather Ray Emanuelson graduated in 1937; her Continued On Page 8 Curses, A Triple OOPSI Vacation Bible School Actually Starts May 20th Runs May 20-23 - Thursday Program Begins 8 p.m. OOPS, had the wrong date in the headline last week, should have read as above, May 20th instead of May 24th. The actual run dates are the 20th through the 23rd. I've reprinted the entire article on page 7, to set everyone straight. The Buzz Mother's Day visitors of Pete and Helen Byzewski were Paul Byzewski of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Peter and Janet Byzewski and Jim Byzewski of Drayton. Sausage of the Week This week's Sausage Continued On Page 3 of ThankYou!ll The 2013 CHS. Harvest for Hunger campaign was a huge success! This could only happen with the great support and generosity of our Community Businesses, Community Members and area Member Producers. We want to thank the following for helping CHS Drayton raise over 85,000 meals, the 4th largest amount in all CHS business unit that participated. Cavalier Equipment, Swanson Motors, Elwood Schumacher, Grain System Repair, Joel Kramer, Scott Hanson, Joe Hardy, Charles Rousseau, Paul Brown, Dan Salwei, Charles Morrison, Jeff Cull, TomVaughn, Robert Schroeder, Allan Anderson, Cavalier Parts, United Valley Bank, Gregory Building Center, ShaunAnderson, Kurt Kemnitz, Mark Morrison, Noel Pilon, Midway Seeds, Citizen State Bank, C& R Steiger, McCurdles, Cavalier Supply, Halcrows Inc., Valley Building Center, Big Jims Tire, Zoo Bar, Pete's Bait, Drayton Drug, Blawatts Construction, Trina Weimer, Drayton Chiropractic, Scott Hansen, Tom Bovee, Ron Boll, Harris Gierszewski, JeremyPollestad, Merl Defoe, Joyce Tuttle, Great Caesars Ghost, Gregg Pollestad, Jeff Blawatt, Deane Scharmar, Pete Brown, Kent and Lori Schluchter, Vivatson Farms, Jeff Cull, Pat Mahar, LA -Farms, Jon Puppe, Kittson County 4H, CHS Ag Services, Swanson Motors, Mark and Deborah Morrison, Robert and Gene Schroeder and all those who donated to the free will events. The results of this Campaign were over 85,000 meals to the Great Plains food bank and the local match to local charities. CHS local matching funds went to the Drayton Fire Dept and Ambulance service $585 each, the Cavalier Fire Dept and Ambulance service $585 each, Kittson county 4H $585 and the Drayton Christmas Helper $975. The total results are positively astonishing, providing more than 3.2 million meals. Food collections . were : m( than 740,000 pounds and cash collections more than $490,000. Some Sure Signs of Spring For Those Looking for the Transition from the Recent Ice Age We haven't had much of a transition this year from winter to spring. The past few weeks we've been dealing with snow, way below normal temperatures and rising flood waters. Many were wondering if maybe we had just slipped back into the Ice Age. Speaking of which, I thought I saw a Woolly Mammoth in the distance, crossing a field to the east of my place a couple weeks back. It was early morning and I hadn't put on my glasses, which I'm slowly getting accustomed to, so when I did, I realized it was a pickup going down the road a mile east of the place. I still think there might be one out there somewhere. Point is, as we began to wander into the middle of May we really needed something to give us a sign that there really was a spring somewhere. A few of the believers began purchasing seed and fertilizer and the like, just in case. Last week Scott and Drayton American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Poster/ Coloring Contest Winners Announced by Saralee Hoselton School. They would like to announce that the entire 3rd Grade Class of non-winners are given Honorable Mention because they did such a good job. The winners are as follows: 3rd Grade--lst, One of the many Poppy Posters on display at Kayli Staskivige, Kodabank Stop in and take a look The kids put in a lot of good work on their posters. 2nd, Shay]ee The Drayton Unit K r i n g s t a d, American Legion Auxiliary 3rd, James Knudson; 4th Grade--lst, Alaura Strand, again conducted a poppy 2nd, Damian Pokrzywinski, poster and coloring contest at the Drayton Elementary 3rd, Samuel Johnson; 5th Grade--lst, Hailey Dahl, 2nd, Todd Anderson, 3rd, Max Landry; 6th--lst, Ariah McClintic, 2rid, Jacuelyn Pompa, 3rd, Dylan Meader; Kindergarten-- (flag and yellow ribbon) 1st, Chase Rauser, 2nd, Daniel DeSouzi; 1st Grade (flowers and flag)- -lst, Hailey Berg, 2nd, Aspyn Wilson; 2nd Grade--(Tomb of the Unknown) lst--Kelsi Staskivige, 2nd, Ian Passa. The Poppy Posters can be seen at KodaBank, and the coloring contest efforts are on display at Kelly's Country Market. Congratulations to all. Mother's Day Brunch a Sign of Spring Alyson and Nicholas VanCamp help theft grandmother Shirly sign guests in at the annual Methodist Church Mother's Day Brunch. Day Brunch at the Methodist Church. The morning brunch at the church was well attended. Special entertainment was provided by Brianna Wink and Baylie Karboviak. Brianna and Baylie sang a duet for the folks and Brianna, who recently received a a star rating at the state music contest in Miont, played a flute solo. Down at the school things were really hopping. Over 40 vendors had set up on the floorofthe gymnasium. Some very fine venders indeed. I stopped by JenaRose Doll clothes to talk to them a bit because they had phoned in an ad last week. I got there just in time to overhear a conversation between them and a lady who was purchasing doll clothes for Continued On Page 11 Dan over at Northern Nature Seed were actually jumping through hoops trying to keep up with and deliver a tidal wave of orders (piture far left). Apparently some of the farmers had chipped their tractors out of the ice and were going to get going, no matter what. Others were preparing their air boats to plant rice along the shores of the new glacial lake. The Ag activity seemed to get things going a little. Then came the weekend and a sure sign of spring, the Booster Club's 4th Annual Pre- Mother's Day Extravaganza down at the Drayton School and the Annual Mother's Jessie and Janessa Woinarowicz were representing their sister den, owner of Jen's Breads, at the Booster Club's 4th Annual Pre-Mother's Day Extravaganza. See article for details on the business. Blue Knight Track Teams Participate In Three Meets by Murph Thompson The Blue Knights maybe short on track numbers making it tough to compete for high team finishes, but they are proving to have some quality. The Blue Knight's continue to have success in the specialty events. Paul Tharalson went 12' twice this past week. Jalyn Larson and Paige Emanuelson finished one-two in the triple jump at the Panther Booster Track and Field Meet in Rugby. The Drayton-Valley- Edinburg tracksters showed improvement this week as many of the gifts and boys reached new personal best marks in events. The meets came with various weather conditions. PEMBINA COUNTY OUTDOOR 5-6-13 Tharalson was the only blue ribbon winner for the Blue Knights at the Pembina County Outdoor in Cavalier. Paul won the pole vault clearing the bar at the State Qualifying mark of 12' to finish first. Mathew McKay was 3rd in the vault going 7'6". Jalyn went 7'6" and Elli Pastorek 6' to finish 3rd and 4th in girls vault. Josh Ulvog had personal best marks in both the shot put and javelin. Josh finished 5th in javelin going 108' 9". Cordell Wimpfheimer had personal best 4' 10" for 4th in high jump and Danielle Durand was 6th in girl's high jump at 3' 9". Paige Emanuelson and Jalyn Larson finished 4th and 5th respectfully in long jump, Paige 14' 7"a new personal mark she exceeded that mark again at the next meet. Larson went 14' 4" on her jump. Emanuelson had a personal best triple jump of 31' 2V2" placing third. Paige was 3rd in the 200 dash running a personal best :29.66. Larson and Sidney Kringstad placed 4th and 8th in the 100 high hurdles. Jalyn had a personal best Continued On Page 11 L