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Page 2 May 27th, 2010 Valley News &amp; Views Dakota Trails & Tales Heal here By Dr. Larrie Wanberg With Memorial Day com- ing up, I think back on 21 years on active duty when a parade of American soldiers and their families passed through my door in the med- ical clinic, emotional pain in their hearts or in physical pain from wounds. One touching moment stands out above the rest. When the prisoners of war at the end ofViet Nam were released, there were times of joy for many but also times of despair for some families. I was stationed at Fitzsim- mons Army Medical Center in Denver, which was des- ignated to receive returning PeWs from captivity by the Viet Cong. Some had suffered seven years of prison and some torturous transport in bamboo cages through the jungles and marshes of guer- rilla warfare. Many had nerve damage from wire restraints, some had orthopedic problems from not being able to stand straight in short cages, and all had deep emotional scars that a clinician like myself from Norh Dakota could not imagine being inflicted by another human being. The touching moment was at Stapleton Field in Denver where a huge C-121 Air Force Starlifter plane was about to land. Aboard were eight returning PeWs who were about to put their feet on American soil after up to seven years in captivity. The soldiers were flown the day before fromViet Nam to the Philippines, where they received primary medi- cal checkups and then flew the next day to Fitzsimmons for definitive and specialized care. The military had recom- mended more "de-compres- sion" time and more adjust- ment to medical needs be- fore returning to the States. Political pressure for im- mediate return prevailed and the PeWs boarded the plane with plenty of medical staff. However, assigned per- sonnel for each Pew carried a "bad news packet" that was to be released to the soldiers en route to prepare them for major life events that would impact their lives. One soldier on board that didn't know that his wife had died in childbirth and a five- year-old son was waiting to greet him. He got the news on the plane with a dozen hours to face the cameras and lights that awaited his arrival. It was late on a summer evening when the screaming engine of the huge jet pulled up to a large group of family and community members. Dignitaries boarded the air- craft to greet the returning soldiers. Each soldier then depart- ed the aircraft at his scripted time to descend the open, movable stairway ramp. A five-year old boy, dressed in a light tweed coat and a cap, looking like a kinder- gartner in an upscale school uniform, stood with his rela- tives, who nudged him for- ward to stand alone at the bottom of the ramp. He car- ried a single, long-stemmed rose in an outstretched hand. The father hesitated half way down the stairs, then rushed to pick up his son and twirled around in a pro- longed hug and disappeared in a crowd of relatives to the hospital. Few on the ground in the audience realized what had just happened, until front- page news features the next day detailed the story. From that moment on, I was responsible for the fami- lies of these soldiers from the Upper Midwest during their stay in the hospital and their readjustment with their families. The families were followed for five years by the staff of the Center for Pris- oner of War Studies in San Diego. The new father and young son developed a parent- child relationship, thanks to the ongoing involvement of his caregivers over the years. Soldiers and spouses didn't fare as well over time, as to For information contacii' Jolyn Greenwood Cavalier Public School 701-265-8417 Helen Volk-Schil[ 4*H Extortion Agenl 701-265-8411 ww ndsu edu/extension Campers learn and develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills by: creating their own businesses developing a camp community organizing a town council electing leaders marketing their business meeting local entrepreneurs Students grades 4-8 Teachers earn education credits 2010 Annual Members' Meeting ..... Thursctay, June ;ruth , 630pm * Par Rtvu [Iigh Sdool (-ym Dinne:5:oo-6:oopm " Chris Midgarden Are!m ...... Registration 5:lS-6;15pm ; Parl< River High School Don't miss the $500 Grand Prize Drawing after the Meeting! Bring the famil ' - child care is provided! L\\; ,,,.,vwvv.t hi  k [:;c,]a r.c:ol Y 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, PC 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. Copyright 2009. i ...... i!! iii!i ii ii  [ " item71  ....  ill? 7  M tei;th :;;i;iii:iii ii my knowledge, all married soldiers being divorced with- in the five-year studied. Each family handled the adjustment of prolonged separation differently. One family from Iowa arrived with a large RV and toured every day during family time to talk in the protection of the RV. As a group, the soldiers got antsy in hospital conference rooms in prescribed 'thera- py" times. What worked bet- ter was to get a small bus, drive them into the nearby mountains and meet in an old Western bar with swing- ing doors like in the movies. The soldiers were not at- tracted to beer or alcohol but liked to gather in a dim cor- ner around tables and talk about things, any "things," in a place that was part of their imaginations. Every so often one would get up, bust out of the build- ing through the swinging doors and return talking like John Wayne or Jimmy Stew- art. I was worried that the swinging doors could not hold up by the initial force of their leaving and reentering, but the owners were toler- ant. On Memorial Day, we should remember patriots like these who endured so much for the freedom of "swinging doors" in our so- ciety. I especially remember the long stem rose in the hands of a five-year-old and eight innocent "farm-boy draftees" who suffered so much. New program starts July 1 Landowners have until June 30 to apply for weed-control funds BY LESLEY LUBENOW EXTENSION SERVICE/PEMBINA CO. The Pembina County Weed Board is offering a landowner assistance pro- gram for the fiscal year end- ing June 30, 2010. The landowner assistance program provides financial assistance to control noxious weeds on non-cropland ar- eas in Pembina County. The weed board will reimburse up to 80 percent of herbicide purchase for noxious weed control. If a landowner applies a chemical, this in-kind spray- ing time will count as the 20 percent cost-share for the landowner. The program has a limited pool of granting money. The Pembina County Voter Update Reminder to voters that the June Primary/City Election is a "Vote by Mail" Election. Time is running out to get a ballot mailed to you. If you have received your ballot, vote it, sign the envelope, and return to the County Auditor. Ballot envelope must be postmarked no later than June 7, 2010. You cannot deliver a voted ballot in person on the day of election. The only polling location open on election day will be at the Pembina County Courthouse in Cavalier from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. NOTICE TO PUBLIC City Property For Sale by the Drayton City Council. Oral bidding will follow if necessary. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to extend the deadline for receipt of bids and to negotiate further with bidders. Written bids shall be delivered or mailed to City of Drayton, 122 South Main Street, PC Box 280, Drayton ND 58225. Carol Gardner City Auditor 701-454-3590 Notice is hereby given that the City of Drayton ND is offering for sale the following property: Parcel # 29-3180000, North 10' of Lot 26 and all of Lots 27 and 28, Block 19, Railroad Addition, City of Drayton. The property is a 60' X 125' vacant, corner lot located at 401 South 3rd Street in Drayton ND. Minimum bid shall be $7,500.00. Written bids will be accepted until 7pm, June 7, 2010, at which time they will be opened and considered NOTICE TO CREDITORS John N. Ferguson Estate within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be foreve barred. Claims must either be presented to R. Scott Stewart, personal representative of the estate, at P.O. Box 151, Langdon, ND 58249, or filed with the Court. Dated this the 11th day of May, 2010. R. Scott Stewart Personal Representative P.O. Box 151 Langdon, ND 58249-0151 iN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT, PEMBINA COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of John N. Ferguson a/k/a Jack Ferguson, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate, All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims claemical must be purchased by June 30 with the intent to spray this season. Next year's cost-share pro- gram will start on July 1. Contact Kadie Herseth- Benson, Pembina County Weed Board officer, for more information on eligibility. Her phone number is 701- 520-0076. Looking for Junior Master Gardeners ! This summer, I am offering the Junior Master Gardener gardening Classes through Kaleidoscope. Kids will be planting and caring for a youth garden on the Country Estates property in Cavalier. The class will meet eight times during the summer. The class starts June I and meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on selected Tuesdays this summer. Children from 6 to 12 years old are invited to participate. The class will explore the world of vegetables, flowers, weeds and bugs. Call the Extension Office at 701-265-8411 for more de- tails. NOTICE OF crrY ELECTION Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 8th day of June, 2010, at the Pembina County Courthouse in Cvalier, North Dakota, an election will be held in accordance to the consolidated Precints and "Vote by Mail" process as so ordered by the Board of Pembina County Commissioners. For the City of Drayton the following will be elected: Mayor for a 4 year term and 3 city council members for 4 year Mayor City of Drayton Vote for no more than ONE name c. Ardls Olson Council Member City of Drayton Vote for no more than THREE names Q'Y.D C> Mark Prlgge Michael J Larson Municipal Judge City of Drayton Vote for no more than ONE name O Todd J Gozdal O Park Board Member City of Drayton Park Vote for no more than THREE names terms, Municipal Judge for a 4 year term, 3 Park Board members for 4 year terms, and the question of imposing a V2% city sales and use tax with proceeds dedicated to the Drayton Park District Swimming Pool Fund. Such election will be opened at 8:00 AM and will continue to be open until 7:00 PM of that day. In accordance with the "Vote by Mail" process, the only polling location is at the Pembina County Courthouse. A voter mayvthe upon a measure by darkening the oval ( ted ) opposite either the wod "YES" or 'NO' thlowg the summary of each question. Drayton City Sales Tax Measure 01 Julia Landkamer Ross Lambert 0 0 0 0 0 ;hall the City of Drayton adopt an ordinance pursuant to the Home Rule Charter imposing an additional 112% city sales and use tax upon all gloss, taxable retail receipts, with all prooeeds to be dedicated to the Drayton Park District Swimming Pool Fund? Said tax, if approved, will be effective October 1,2010 <. YES You approve the 1/2% city sales and use tax, O NO You do not approve the 1/2% city sales and use tax. Given under my hand and the official seal of the County of Pembina, State of North Dakota, this 17th day of May, 2010. Linda Schlittenhard Pembina County Auditor/ Treasurer NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there will be a school election for the purpose of electing two rural board members for terms of three (3) years. The election will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the school starting at 11:00 AM and ending at 7:00 PM. All patrons are eligible .to vote for these positions. Applications for Nomination and Absentee Ballots are available at the school Nominations for this position will be accepted at the school until 4:00 PM, April 9, 2010. Notice be given that the regular Board Meeting will beheld on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. -JUDY STELLON OFFICIAL BALLOT #1 DRAYTON SCHOOL DIST #19 108 S 5 th STREET DRAYTON, ND 58225 GENERAL ELECTION JUNE 8, 2010 Vote for on__.e.e candidate. The position represents the rural area for a three year term. A;ll voters in the district may vote. Mark an X in the box opposite the candidate you wish to vote for. ****************************************** Mark Hatloy I ] 1 1 OFFICIAL BALLOT #2 DRAYTON SCtiOOI, DIST #19 108 S 5 '1 STREET DRAYTON, ND 58225 GENERAL EI,ECTION JUNE 8, 2010 Vote for on_e candidate. The position represents the rural area fbr a three year term. All voters in the district may vote. Mark an X in the box opposite the candidate you wish to vote for. Chris Littlejohn I ] Write-in: [ ] Write-in: I E2C? 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