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Valley News and Views Page 7 May 16th, 2013 Occasionally I turn my computer and go to Facebook. There are humorous "posts". There are cleaver "posts", and there are pictures of family, nature, or some other interesting feature. Then too, you will run across a post displaying a prayer or statement about God's goodness, faithfulness, and love. Right below it the same person may post a saying filled with that which is vulgar, crude, or hateful. When reading these I am reminded of James 3:8-12. James refers to the tongue as being resistant to any form of control, and "an unruly evil, full of deadly poison" (v:8). In the verses following James explains himself - "Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it breaks out into curses against those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth...this is not right" (NLT). James compares this to a fountain or spring - "Does a spring of water bubble out with both fresh water and bitter water?" Using another example James reminds his readers that a fig tree does not produce olive berries, or '% vine, figs" (v:12). This is an impossibility, just as a fountain can not yield both fresh and salt water. What does this say about the person who both praises God and spews forth vulgarities? Perhaps the person is not truly a child of God, but has a heart that longs for God's presence (but has not found it). Or it could be he/she is a Christian, but has not learned to yield the tongue to the holiness and purity produced by the indwelling Holy Spirit. In either case, heavenly wisdom, which is pure, peaceable, gentle, full of mercy and good fruits, and devoid of hypocrisy (v: 14-18) can be found through God's Spirit. By pastor leroy aufenkamp Obituary Doris Heuchert, 83 Doris Heuchert, 83 of rural St. Thomas, ND died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at her home. Doris Carol Williamson was born December 15, 1929 at Glasston, ND the daughter of John and May (Long) Williamson. She attended grade school at Glasston and graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1947. She graduated from Minot State Teachers College and taught at the Lane School near Crystal. She also taught at the Cranley School in rural Cavalier. Doris married Carl Heuchert on June 14, 1951, at the farmhouse. Carl passed away on May 24, 1967. Doris was very involved and dedicated to her church. She taught Sunday school and music for many years and belonged to the LWML of St. Patti's Lutheran Church, rural St Thomas. She served on many church committees. She will be most remembered for her love and dedication to her faith, family, friends and farm. Doris is survived by her five children: Elton (Renae), rural St. Thomas, Jolene Adrian, rural St. Thomas, Verlinda (Rich) Margerum, Pembina, ND; Allen (Val) rural St. Thomas, and Carlton (Stacey) rural St. Thomas, 11 grandchildren: Adam Adrian, Sara LaFromboise, Doug Margerum, Katie Adrian, Kelsey Smith, Andy Adrian, Jason Margerum, Sam Heuchert, Luke Heuchert, Noah Heuchert, and John Heuchert, five great grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Carl, brothers, Lyle Williamson and Jack Williamson and sister, Marie Heuchert. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 15 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of rural St. Thomas, with interment at the church cemetery. An online guest book is available at: www. tollefsonfuneralhome.com The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton was in charge of the arrangements. t- We have several "whimsical Wednesday" presentations scheduled: April 24 Kameron Dahl, Safari In Africa; May 1 Kallie Christenson from Pembina County Public Health; May 22 Samantha Lahman NDSU Extension, Patio Gardening; May 29 Rae Ann Johnson, Family Caregiver Support Program. If you have any ideas or know of anyone who has a hobby or topic they would like to share, please let us know. We are always looking for ideas for our "whimsical Wednesday" presentations. The Sugar Bowl Senior Citizens have an ongoing rummage sale. Profits from the rummage sale are used to pay expenses to operate the building and for improvements to the building. They are always looking for newmerchandise. If anyone has anything they would like to donate, please drop it off. Household items are preferred, but clothing in very good condition will be accepted. Each season items that have not sold are boxed up and taken to the Dakota Boys Ranch or Salvation Army thrift stores in Grand Forks. Senior Meals Through Friday May 31st Thursday May 16th Beef and Spanish Rice, Peas, Romaine Lettuce with Dressing, Pineapple Ring, Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Topping and WW Bread-1 Friday May 17th Swiss Steak with Tomatoes and Onions, Parslied Potatoes, Green Beans and Apple Crisp with Tbpping Monday May 20th BBQ Ribs, Potato Salad, Beets and Medium Orange Tuesday May 21 st Tator Tot Casserole, Green Beans, Orange Slice and Fresh Fruit Wednesday May 22nd Salisbury Steak in Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Coleslaw,, Orange Slice and Grapes Thursday May 23rd Meatloaf, Parslied Potatoes Carrots, Pineapple Ring and Blueberry Crisp with Topping Friday, May: 24th Italian Chicken Breast, Rice Pilaf, Baked Squash, Tossed Romaine Salad with Dressing and Cantaloupe Monday May 27th Closed Memorial Day Tuesday May 28th Salmon Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Peas and Pineapple Wednesday May 29th Beef Stew, Baking Powder Biscuit, Cranberry Sauce, Broccoli and Fruit Thursday May 30th Porcupine Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Orange Slice and Mandarin Orange Gelatin with Topping Friday May 31 st Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Sliced Carrots and Cherry Crisp with Topping All meals served with whole wheat bread, margarine and 1% milk. Suggested d0nalbn is $4.00, Under 60, $6.75. Pembina County Meals and Transportation - Call: 454-6588 "1 don't know why some people change churches - what difference does it make which one you stay home from?" -Rev. Denny Brake Vacation Bible School Starts May 20 VBS is being planned by the local churches and the dates have been set for Monday, May 20th through Thursday, May 23rd. There will be no VBS on Friday. Our theme is "Tell It On The Mountain." Drayton Lutheran Church will once again be the location and the times will be from 6 pm to 8:15 pm. There is NO CHARGE for VBS, but each day a free will offering is taken for our VBS project. This year the committee has chosen the Northland Christian Mission in Grand Forks with a special request that our funds go towards helping children and moms staying at the mission. NO MEAL will be served again this year. Several snack choices and beverages will be served. There is no pre- registration, but parents are askedtoregistertheirchildren at 5:30 pm on Monday prior to VBS beginning. We will need names, contacts and phone numbers. All children ages three through those who just completed the 6th grade are encouraged to attend. All 3 year olds must be potty trained and must be going to attend Kindergarten in the Fall of 2014. We encourage children to invite a friend and come have fun learning together about Jesus. Parents, grandparents and friends are encouraged to come at 8 pm on the last evening, Thursday, May 23rd. for the closing program. Volunteers are always needed & welcome. Please ' call Cheryl Gjevre (454-6175) if you are able to give some time and if you can help with snacks please call Kristie 454-3317. Special Whimsical Wednesday Events At the Senior Center ' I would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate my 87th birthday. I am so richly blessed. I would also like to thank all those who have helped take care of me after I broke my wrist. Thank you for the cards, well wishes and especially the prayers. May God bless your lives as you have blessed mine!! -Erma Raney The Drayton Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the following for their donations: JANICE CARLSON MEMORIAL Irene Stellon DONATIONS CHS There are a couple of special Whimsical Wednesday events coming up at the Sugar Bowl Senior Center. All events begin at 12:25 p.m. and everyone is welcome. The events are as follows. May 22nd Samantha Lahman from Pembina County Extension Office will give a presentation on Patio Gardening. May 29th - Rae Ann Johnson from National Family Caregiver Support Program will give a presentation on the Family Caregiver Support Program. Petersen ttorney General Practice of Law Emphasizing: Estates and Elder Law Phmning, Wills and Trusts, Business Organizations and Services, Agricultural Law, Personal and Farm Tax Services. 112 North Main. Street - RO. Box 216 Drayton, ND 58225 Phone (7011) 454-3515 , These Announcements Sponsored By Adamson-Austin Funeral Home 701-454-3333 Dr. Tom Dunham Optometrist 701.454-3340 Motel 66 Drayton 701-454-6464 David L. Petersen Attorney ;70t145'4-'.35;115 Drayton Chiropractic 701-454-3555 Northdale Oil 701-454-3342 Larson Semi-Trailer Sales 218-455-3341 This Space for Rent Drayton Insurance Agency 701-454-3317 Kelly's Country Market 701-454 811 ] Ed' Care i 701-360-3256 Valley News and Views 701-360-3005 Valley News and Vie . PO Box 307 8225 70] 360 30051701 454 6333 Emaill valle v@polarco !