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Valley News & Views and Page 3 June 23rd, 2011 Calendar of Even ts Sugar Bowl Senior Center Regular Activities Noon Potluck - The First Sunday of Every Month at the Sugar Bowl Senior Center. Everyone welcome! Bone Builder Exercise Class - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 1030 a.m. Bingo - Every Monday at 2 p.m. Cards (Spite and Malice) Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Health Maintenance Clinic (Foot Care)4th Monday of each month from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. POPPPING GOOD STORIES AT STORY HOUR Pembina County Story Hour for May will be "Popping out all over". Story Lady says, "Here's the answer to all kids who asked for a pop-up book to be read Just One More Time." She will be featuring MY MESSY CLOSET, I LIKE TO EAT BUGS, UNDER THE SEA & 600 BLACK SPOTS. Our flannelgraph story will be "Messy Billy" and we'll make a pop-up card for our craft. Pop over to one of these sessions: May 12--Drayton Pre School at 9:30AM & I:30PM; Drayton Kindergarten at 10:00AM; Drayton 1st Grade at 12:30AM; May 16---Abbey's Day Care at 9:15; Tracy's Day Care at 10:00AM Sunday .July. 10th - Annual Bowesmont Commumty Church Service - 11:3o a.m. Catered picnic at Leo Stellons following the service. Sallyaturday July 16th - Drayton's Annual Rod and Reel Catfishing Tournament. Go to www.draytonnd. com for registration forms and full details. Saturday August 6th - Drayton City Wide Rummage SaIe. Starts at 9 a.nx Registration Fee $7.00 Fee will cover advertising costs, signs, flyers, local newspaper ads and maps. Registration Deadline is August 2nd. Contact Andrea Passa 701-454-3443. St Thomas Happenings S aturday June 18th - Annual St. Thomas  Parade b at 12 noon. Kids activities and pe R zoo , 12:00, outdoor volleyball and horseshoe tournament and pork chop :d from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m, Bingo and Street Dance starts t 7p,m, Sunday June 1- Father's Day MondayJune  - t andWeless OiniC Monday June 27th- Recycling Wednesday_ June 29th - Open House Bridal Shower li or Krystle Chritinson, bride to be of Preston Thiele, at St. John's Lutheran Church in St. Thomas, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome. NewWebsite is up at www.stthomasnd.voffice3.com I']rumh wLth the I']utnch! by Leo 13eauchaep The oil painting shown was on loan for our 40th Art Show from Kelly and Lou Gratton. The Foxhunt was painted by Genie Gratton and showed three mounted riders all decked out in the orange and black riding outfits. One other lady is on horseback and ready to go. Along with the five horse, all saddled, are eight hound dogs. Foxhunts originated in the 1700's in England. Only the imagination can tell how many hours it took Genie to paint this large masterpiece. Continued On Page 5 Pembina County Public Transportation Schedule June 2011 Transportation for people of all ages for medical appointments, shopping, visiting, banking, hair appointments, etc. Local Transportation In Drayton Mondays, Wednesday's, Thursdays, and Fridays Fare $2.00 Transportation to Grafton Tuesdays Fare $5.00 Transportation to Grand Forks Wednesdays Fare $10.00 For Reservations - Call 454-6586 the Pare Scharmer attended the Annual Conference of the Dakotas United Methodist Church, held at Watertown, June 8-11. On June 15 Deane and Pare Scharmer were guests for supper along with other family at the Glen Scharmer home in St. Thomas to celebrate the 9th birthday of Macy Scharmer. Deane and Pare Scharmer left for Sioux Falls on Saturday, returning home Monday. While in Sioux Falls they stayed with the Ammann family and celebrated Melina's 5th birthday on Sunday. This being Tuesday noon, I notice a large wall of water moving our way from the south. Currently Fargo is getting heavy rain. Hopefully it won't make it this far north. I've been pumping out a low spot in my back yard on a regular basis, due to the reoccurring rains, trying to get it fully mowed. On Sunday l was moving the pump when I notice something crawling through the grass. Close examination revealed a crayfish. I normally stop for the occasional frog or toad when I'm mowing. They're plentiful this year and a sure sign of a wet spring, however, you know it's really wet when you start pulling the mower over for crayfish. Had a nice chat with Lesley Lubenow at the Pembina County Extension office. She said she roughly estimates about 15% of the cropland in Pembina county was not planted. A few weeks back it was looking much worse and at one time she thought maybe about 40% wouldn't get in, but the 10 day stretch of fairly decent weather a while back allowed a lot of folks to get in and get more planted. She noted a lot less wheat this year and hardly any canola, with soy beans and sunflowers as the most 00Bowesmont by Saralee Hos, Wednesday June 8th Richardand GayleMcConnell went to Omaha to visit Mike and Rachel an d Ava Wittro ck. Saturday evening they all went to Ava's dance recital. On Sunday they celebrated Ava's 4th birthday. The McConnell's returned home Monday. Tuesday June 14th Phyllis Holter visited Mildred Flach and later they ate dinner at the Sugar Bowl Senior Citizen's Center. That day Saralee Hoselton was among those who attended the meeting of Drayton American Legion Auxiliary $159. Later she visited Loren and Pearl McFarland and Joyce McFarland and also had supper with them. Mike Emanuelson visited Richard and Gayle McConnell on Wednesday. On June 16th Saralee Hoselton visited Linda Hoselton in Grafton. That day Marvin and Clarice Mosolf visited his sister Delores Evenson in Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks. On Thursday Kriss Tucker of St. Thomas visited Richard and Gayle McConnell. John and Jan Styles visited Saralee Hoselton on Friday June 17th. Merv and Phyllis Holter spent from Friday through Sunday at Lakewood Park Bible Camp on Devil's Lake. Landon Mapel of Mayville came to visit Mike and Judy Stellon on Friday. Allen and Carol McConnell of Greeley, CO, came to the home of Richard and Gayle McConnell Friday to spend the weekend and attend Carol's 50th High School Reunion in St. Thomas. Saturday morning Ben Tucker joined them for coffee. Brad and Taryn Kalka and Paul and Amanda Kalka all of Grand Forks visited Chester and Donna Kalka Saturday. Mike and Judy Stellon and Landon Mapel went to their lake home near Warroad on Saturday and returned home Sunday night. Steve and Ellen Marciniak and Tomand Marge Thomas were among the guests at Corrine Chapman's 80th Birth day Party held Sunday at the Senior Citizen's Center. Clarice Mosolf attended a baby shower for Emily Schuster held at the Randy Schuster home and hosted by Rachel Sunday afternoon. Sunday dinner guests of Richard and Gayle McConnell included Allen and Carol McConnell and Kriss Tucker; Allen and Carol returned home the following day. To celebrate Father's Day Marvin and Clarice Mosolf had supper in Grand Forks at the home of Rick and Laura Block. Other guests were Jim and Liz Kirkeby, as well as Amanda and Noah. popular replacement crops. On a positive note, I saw some folks fishing by the new bridge over the weekend. Also some boats on the river. Pete's bait shop is now open and it's not uncommon to see someone cleaning fish at the fish cleaning station. Word is the fishing is good, but access is still a challenge and lots of mud. The dam is still under water with just a ripple where it's supposed to be and you still can't get to the water below the dam for the mud. Monday there were only about three campers in the park. Tuesday the number had doubled. Normally this time of year we have around 18 in the old campground. The park has a lot of wet spots and golfing is limited to the dry areas. This and the cool wet weather has slowed the flow of visitors into the park. Hopefully in the days ahead we'll see those numbers continue to grow. The city is still pushing to beautify the community. We depend on tourism a lot more than most folks realize. Anyone who spends a little time in the town is technically a tourist and an attractive town tends to draw people and keep them around a while. It's good for the local residents too. A nice looking place tends to improve our outlook and encourages taking pride in the community. The better we care for it, the more we are likely to enjoy it. Speaking of beautifying. There is a pair of tires against a street pole behind the fire hall, that would be nice if their owner took care of them. Little bird told me. The Drayton Airport will be seeing some improvements starting the first part of July. The Runway will be shored up, resurfaced and drainage improved. Should be complete before September. In the world of Kelly's Grocery, I asked Kelly if the weather was affecting his business at all. He said not really, however both he and Maria noticed that the fresh fruit and produce is going like wildfire. We all concluded... aliens. It's that time of year and the produce section is next best thing to a garden, the gardens around here being slow, due to the weather, with under-developed garden oddities. The Fireworks Stand will open Monday June 29th. All us kids are looking forward to that. Sponsored by the Drayton Knights, who do good things for the community. Don't be a Scrooge, help the kids have a little fun. See their ad below. Notes from the Republic Life in the Animal's Republic has been pretty chaotic since the passing of President Haggis M. Lee, late last fall. Ray Squirrel quickly assumed the role of president, even though Vinny Mouse was supposed to be the vice president and a power struggle ensued. Since none of the residents liked Ray very much, no-one listened to him. Vinny went into a pout, so the republic meandered aimlessly for months. Haggis left a little reminder of his presence on the planet, actually two little reminders. Buttercup and Leroy "Nutmeg" Lee. As you remember, Haggis originally had the hots for Madam Zoey, but after continuous rejection he began seeing Trixie, who became the love of his life. Since his passing, Trixie and the kids have Continued On Page 6 ,t, ,late Care Try Our New !/3 Ib 44-Burger ' !/3 ib be , Pepperiack Cheese, Fried Onion, 44 Sauce, BQ Sauce, Bacon Daily Lunch Specials for June 27th - July 1st /IB. Monday: Roast Beef Caramel _  Tuesday' Taco Salad f;,,6 .,.. Rolls "  ;  Served Wednesday: Turkey Day . --I] I Daily! 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