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Only $1.00 Thursday July 10th, 2014 The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School Volume 34 - Number 27 Several of our friends from Skjeberg, Norway, stopped by for a visit this week They seem to like Drayton and their connection to the Skjeberg Church communi as some have traveled here six times so far. One of Tuesday's highlights was a visit to the Blessing Museum, where they took a moment for a group photo. Pictured above from left to right are Laila Ravneng, Eric Hauge, Hilde Hauge, Lars Eric Hauge (back), Frida Hauge (front) and Mona Hauge. I think I've got everyone right. I have to be on my toes because the electronic version of the paper goes to Norway, tonight. Even if I'm wrong, a tint time was had by all. We were once again extended a special greeting for a meal and a visit. After blessed with a visit fromto the congregation andabit the meal there was once several of our friends from of music, again special music with Skjeberg, Norway. Not so A superb Skjeberg style pot Lyndon Johnson providing large a group this year, only luck was served following the musical accompaniment on six in all but still fun to see service, the accordion. Frida Hauge, them again. Drayton is one On Monday the group put the youngster of the group of their favorite destinations, in a full day and a good part did a baton twirling demo for no doubt because of theirof the evening in Winnipeg. the group, Frida has traveled connect to the Skjeberg Lyndon Johnson was one ofto the United States twice Church on this side of the the local trip leaders along from Shapsborg, Norway pond. Some have traveled with Maftys and Merle to for baton competitions. here six times, so far. On Nelson. It is said a very good After dinner and socializing Sunday, there was a special time was had by all and at the center, they touredthe gathering which wasLyndon, who is very familiar Blessing Museum and they supposedtobeattheSkjebergwith the city and all thefinished thedaywithsupper Church, but due to a loss of nooks and crannies on theat Hastings Landing. power caused by an early road back, definitely did not Their next stop will morning stormthegatheringrun short of special sites for be a visit with friends in was moved, pot luck and all, the visitors. Michigan. to the Drayton Lutheran Tuesday they stopped by Church. At the service, they the Sugar Bowl Senior Center UFO or UFA? You Decide I stopped to take a picture of the big crane moving a large piece of construction into place, part of a project to increase output while loading trains at the elevator and will also allow them to load two different commodities at the same time. Pretty cool as they lifted the piece over the large bins and placed ......... it behind them. Reviewing the pictures I noticed an unusual black speck on this one, an object flying in the distance. You can see it above the center grain bin of the three on the left. Upon enlarging it I was a little shocked to discover what appeared to be what we often think of as a traditional flying saucer. There's been much debate on this one. It's difficult to determine the distance of the object. On the photo it appears to be beyond the grain bins by some distance. However, a photo being a two dimensional surface, it's kind of hard to tell. At this point we have to assume it is either a UFO, unidentified flying object, or a UFA, unidentified flying avian Up until a few minutes ago I was inclined to go with the pigeon theo but I discovered it again in the last frame I shot at a much higher altitude and farther away. Relative to the crane, it was above it and to the north of it. Now we're talking super pigeons. Service July 13 The Annual Bowesmont businesses of Bowesmont Church Service is scheduled be in place courtesy of for 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July Richard McConnell. 13. The catered Hall picnic Every one is welcome to will immediately follow the our service and picnic. The service at the Mike and Judy church is cared for by the Stellon farm. members of the Bowesmont Reverend Leroy Heritage Preservation, Inc. Aufenkamp is the guest It is the only building left in speaker for the service. Bowesmont after the flood of The annual parade of 1997. markers of the former Fire Fighters Near and Far Several members of the Drayton Volunteer Fire Department are pictured above receiving instruction on the departments premo pump truck. The truck can supply water to a haft dozen hoses at one time. It carries 750 gallons of water which in can use in about a minute at max capaci However the intemal supply is intended to get the truck operational long enough to hook to an external water source. It still can use up a lot of water. During the fire at the old Zoo Bar, it almost drained the water tower and the crews were forced to setup to draw water from the river. On the far west side of the country, on December 20th, 2013, Ashley St. Cin, pictured below, the daughter of local son Bradley Norgart graduated from the 24th San Mateo County Fire Academy in Califomia. Ashley had been a wild land firefighter for CAL FIRE for nearly a decade before Daly City Fire Department made her an offer she couldn't refuse. With 3 months on the job, her crew was recognized by the County for saving the fife of a choking victim, resulting in Meritorious Service awards for each of them. She has just finished month ' 6 of the 18-month probationary period and is as happy as can be! PlanningA Riverfest Event? If you re planning an event media emails for running for Riverfest (July 17-20), ads to attract vendors. "please contact below so that Rob Boll, Treasurer we can include the correctDrayton Community information in the overallChamber of Commerce event publicity. PO Box 265 Concessioners are needed Drayton, ND 58225-0265 and we've also received some Phone 701-454-3317 calls from people interested Fax 701-454-3817 in craft and vendor booths. Chamber line: 701-454- If you could help by getting FISH the word out and organizing Email: chamber@ a craft show, please contact the below. We do keep an Web site: www. email list of crafters and we do maintain a good list of Around the Town I Swimming Pool Classes and Schedule Changes There will be no family swim at the Drayton Swimming Pool, during swimming lessons which will last from now through July 21st. Water Aerobics will begin on July 22nd and be held every Tuesday and Thursday. The cost is $5.00 per session. There will be no family swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays while the class is in session. Any questions, call 454- 6231. VBS Bible Videos A group of teenage gifts who taught VBS in May are hosting two Bible Video Nights for kids in grades K through 6. The two nights they picked are Wed, July 16th at 7 pm and Wed, July 30th at 7 pro. They will be held at Trinity Lutheran and will run approximately 50 minutes. Free popcorn will be served. All kids invited - bring friends! Riverfest Parade Entries Sought Drayton, ND - Parade entries are sought for the Drayton Riverfest Grand Parade, Saturday July 19. You may pre-register by calling or emailing the below. Parade entrants will assemble in Drayton's Schumacher Park beginning at 10:00 a.m. and the parade begins at 11:00 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Harold Weimer 218-843-5228 or Trina Weimer 218-988-2185 or email Drayton Community Chamber of Commerce at PC Historical Preservation The Pembina County Historic Preservation Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, July 14, 2014at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Pembina County Historical Society Museum, Highway #5 West, Cavalier, ND. Alumni Banquet july 18th Drayton Alumni Association's annual alumni banquet is scheduled for Friday, July 18 at Hastings Landing Restaurant in Drayton, ND beginning at 6:30 pm. Honored will be the Classes of 2014 and 1964; all alumni and their guests are invited. If you can't find a sitter, please bring your youngsters along. Meal cost is $13.00 plus alumni dues. For more information, call Barbie Steenerson, '87 at 701-520-0913.