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Page 4 July 10th, 2014 ~iiiii!iiil #!:ix !!!:!!!!! =!i =s: =iiiiiii!!iii!~!!i!i!i!i!!!iii!:ii!i!i!!! s; =:33 ........ Valley News and Views ! I _ /-3 ' times. She'd back out of her driveway driving Sunday, while I sat on my deck, she took her car and exited her driveway multiple : around the block returning to her home multiple times. She continued to do this for an hour. Initially, I thought she had forgotten something at home. I never saw her take Dear Lady Di, front yard. I have a next-door neighbor with very odd Now that her dog is living within the behavior. It's becoming annoying and I'd like confines of electric jolts, she plays outdoors your advice on dealing with her. She's retired with her him all the time. I used to entertain from a long career and has lived alone her on my deck but it's awkward knowing she can entire life. She recently adopted a large dog eavesdrop on every conversation. The worst and just installed an electric fence in her part, she's a very nosey neighbor. m i;iiiiiiiii iii~i@ "Back GREAT BEGINNINGS DHS 1927 1419 79 out of all this now too much for US, Back in a time made simple by the loss Of detail, burned, dissolved, and broken off Like graveyard marble sculpture in the weather, There is a house that is no more a house Upon a farm that is no more a farm And in a town that is no more a town." (the beginning of "Directive," a poem by Robert Frost) NATIONAL DEBT As of July 6 the national debt was $17,619,016,442,772.08 (over seventeen trillion dollars). This was a new all-time record! It was $99 billion 462 million larger than the $17,519,554,033,471.48 of June 29. Each American now owes $55,508.09, up $304.62 from the $55,003.47 of June 29. The increase in the national debt since our members of Congress were first in office: Former Senator Kent Conrad: 1987- -$2,350,276,890,953.00; Jan. 2, 2013-- $16,441,433,358,986.17, an increase of over 14 trillion, 91 billion dollars. Former Representative Rick Berg: Jan. 2011--$13,997,932,781,828.89; Jan. 2, 2013-- $16,441,433,358,986.17, an increase of over two trillion 443 billion dollars. Senator John Hoeven: Jan. 2011- -$13,997,932,781,828.89; today-- $17,619,016,442,772.08, an increase of over three trillion 621 billion dollars. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Representative Kevin Cramer: Jan. 3, 2013--$16,437,549,999,170.77; today-- $17,619,016,442,772.08, an increase of one trillion 182 billion dollars. WORLD WAR I WorldWar I began one hundred years ago, 1914. July 16--Serbia was preparing for war. TRIVIA QUIZ TIME 846 1. Scones come from the country of. (a. Denmark; b. England; c. Morocco) 2. Baklava come from the country of (a. Bulgaria; b. Russia; c. Turkey) 3. "Petits fours" are tiny i (a. cakes; b. cookies; c. pies) 4. Gouda cheese come from (a. Holland; b. France; c. Switzerland) 5. "Babe au rhum" is rum (a. cake; b. candy; c. coffee) The thirteenth member of the DHS Class of 1927 and the 302nd DHS graduate was William Carl Wagner, who was born to Charles and Wilhelmina "Minnie" Schaeffer Wagner on August 27, 1906, in Stephen, MN. The Wagners attended the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. He was in Manitou, Manitoba, ? to June 1929, and again from ? to March 1930. He married Opal Hafdahl of Beltrami and International Fails, MN, on June 9, 1930, at Roseau, MN. They had two children: Dona May, 1931, and William Lee, 1934. The Wagners lived in Loman, MN, by July 1931 to ? (but were still there in Dec. 1941). He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at Cavalier on March 7, 1944, trained in Virginia and Louisiana, and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was separated at Minneapolis on Dec. 15, 1945, as Motor Machinist's Mate 2. He was in Drayton for twelve years, working as a mechanic for Tisdale Ford and as aweigh Master for American Crystal, but I don't know the years. He lived in International Falls, MN, for over forty-two years. In 1984 and maybe 1993 he was in a nursing home in St. Cloud, MN. He may have passed away in 1995 in Koochiching County, MN. No other information is available. BILLBOARD'S TOP TEN 1974 July 6 1. Rock The Boat (Hues Corporation) 2. Sundown (Gordon Lightfoot) 3. Billy, Don't Be A Hero (Bo Donaldson/ Heywoods) 4. Rockour Baby (George McCrae) 5. If You Love Me (Olivia Newton-John) 6. Hollywood Swinging (Kool and the Gang) 7. You Make Me Feel Band New (Stylistics) 8. Annie's Song (John Denver) 9. You Won't See Me (Anne Murray)* 10. On And On (Gladys Knight/Pips)* (* indicates a new song) Anne Murray was born Mona Anne Murray on June 20, 1945, in Springhill. Nova Scotia, Canada. Between 1970 and 1986 she had thirty-two hit songs, twenty-eight of them hitting the Hot 100. "You Won't See Me" was her eleventh release. It peaked at #8, was on the charts for twenty weeks, and became her third-biggest all-time hit, behind "You Needed Me" and "Danny's Song." NUMBER 1 SONGS JULY 10 (answers at the end of the Column) 1894--Dem Golden Slippers (Silas A MESS OF POTTAGE Leachman) 1476 1899--My Wild Irish Rose (George J. This portion of my column describes Gaskin) the works of Libertarian philosopher and 1904--Toyland (Corrine Morgan/Haydn economist Murray Rothbard (1926-1995). Quartet) In 1995 he published "Econornic Thought1909--Shine On, Harvest Moon (Ada Before Adam Smith." Jones/Billy Murray) Chapter 11 is entitled "Mercantilism and 1914--The Song That Stole My Heart freedom in England from the Civil War to Away (Henry Burr) 1750." A division developed in eighteenth 1919--Beautiful Ohio (Henry Burr) century monetary thinking. On one side 1924--California, Here I Come! (A1 stood John Locke and his followers, standing Jolson) for hard money and anti-inflation policies. 1929--TheWedding Of The Painted Doll On the other side was Nicholas Barbon and (Leo Reisman) his supporters, who were pro-inflation.1934-:I'llStringAlongWithYou(TedFio Two brothers--Dudley North (1641-1691) Rito); Moon Glow (Benny Goodman) and Roger North ((1653-1734)--sided with 1939--Stairway To The Stars (Glenn Locke. Roger North wrote a biography of his Miller) three brothers which contained a preface 1944--I'11 Get By (Harry James); I'll Be that explained Dudley North's approach Seeing You (BingCrosby) to economic questions. North begins his1949--Riders In The Sky (Vaughn discussion of trade with a basic axiom: free Monroe) trade occurs because each of the traders 1954--Little Things Mean A Lot (Kitty values what he or she receives more than Kallen) 1959--The BattleOf New Orleans what he or she gives up. (Johnny Horton) POETIC FRAGMENTS 1964--I Get Around (Beach Boys) Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was a 1969--Love Theme From Romeo and major Romantic poet. Here is a portion of his Juliet (Henry Mancini) poem "Adonais": 1974--Rock The Boat (Hues "I weep for Adonais--he is dead! Corporation) O, weep for AdonaisI though our tears 1979--Ring My Bell (Anita Ward) Thaw not the frost which binds so dear1984--When Doves Cry (Prince) a head! 1989--Good Thing (Fine Young And thou, sad Hour, selected from allCannibals) years 1994--I Swear (All-4-One) To mourn our loss, rouse thy obscure 1999--If You Had My Love (Jennifer compeers, Lopez) And teach them thine own sorrow! Say: 2004--I Believe (Fantasia) 'With me 2009--Boom Boom Pow (Black Eyed Died Adonais; till the Future dares Peas) Forget the Past, his fate and fame shall NOTABLE QUOTES be "For, to the noble mind An echo and a light unto eternity!'" Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove saw a lot of candy wrappers and typical dirt. Suddenly my next-door neighbor runs up my driveway with her dog in tow and is totally freaked out seeing me. She thought I was at work. She said she can't walk her dog without putting him in the car to drive him out of the driveway now that she installed this fence. I could go on and on about all her anything with her each time so I have no idea wacky explanations but I'1! spare the details. why she continued doing this. I wasn't sure how to respond so I just Today I woke up to go to work and opened blurted out, "You can park here anytime you my garage door. Directly behind my open needtowalkyourdog".I'vecreatedamonster door was a parked car in my driveway. Since and now I don't know how to get myself out I was in the garage, there was no place to exit of this jam. with my car. I was pretty freaked out since Doggone Stupid I thought someone might have camped out in my garage the night before. I looked for Dear Doggonit, a person or a body in the car not knowing ThisisreminiscentofmyfavoriteHitchcock what to expect when I approached. I live on movie, Rear Window. You're peering in a steep hill so it's uncharacteristic to see any windows looking for a corpse when you get parked vehicle in my driveway when I wake up for work? C'est la vie', it just wasn't meant up. to happen on that beautiful summer day. As I approached the car I reached to grab My best advice, watch the movie and late at the driver's door handle and it was unlocked, night, leave it on her doorstep. Lying on the passenger seat was a lanyard with several keys. I opened the back seat Lady Di thinking it might provide a clue to whom the Write Lady Di confidentially at car belonged. I opened the rear door and just "Life isn't simple. But the to do so much more than we we pray with confidence, beauty of it is, you can always ever imagined he would, releasing the doubt and start over. It willget easier." Lately when Bing doesn't fear with every whispered -AlaciaBessettecome in with the others supplication, in the midst Every day, morning and and we go looking for him, of our repose, prayers are night, we let our loving cats I get somewhat anxious answered. The universe outside to blow off some wondering if he is lying hurt has aligned the grace of our steam and play in the damp somewhere or if an eagle flew needs with the assurance of grass. They love this time, over, noticed his weakness, our prayers. some climb trees, others and grabbed him. I know this is easier said use their time to do a little Tuesday morning I woke than done and often when hunting like our one eyed up early after a difficult day weprayanddon'tseemtosee mama cat Gracey, and there on Monday worrying about results, the fear can overtake are some who love to go for a several family members our conscious efforts to trust walk with Willow and I down experiencing health issues, and give thanks in all things. the gravel road. I grabbed a cup of warm Frustration arises and we When it is time to come in coffee and opened the door are left with the anxiety of I call them by name and for to let everyone outside, knowingnomatterhowmuch the most part they all come I came back in, finished we push, we cannot control without much coercing, the customary morning some of the circumstances Lately however our little chore list, took a showerthat arise in this uncertain disabled baby Bing, the runt to prepare for the day, and world. of the group, is the last one decided that morning as IIn my "Daily Teachings" in. We often end up searching prayed repeatedly for peace email the other morning about all the concerns onthese words by Rhonda for him in the tall grass beyond the dike surrounding my mind, I would let "ourByrne were written across our house, babies" come in when theythe page, "Every night before Bing has had neurological were ready including Bing. you fall asleep, replay in your problems since he was born. One by one, they made mind the good moments of He is offbalance and instead their way to the front door the day, and give heartfelt of jumping with his back ready to have breakfast and thanks for each one of them. paws like most cats do, he settle in for their morning Think about the next day hops with all four feet to get naps. They were all in except also, and intend that it is on things like their feline Bing when our black lab going to be amazing, that it dinner table. He rarely climbs WillowandIwentforanother is going to be filled with love trees as he cannot keep his walk with mama Frankie who and joy, and that all good is balance when he attempts simply loves walking next to coming to you. Intend that to walk along a large branch, us, something she has done it is going to be the best day since Papa and I picked her of your life. Then when you I have watched him jump a short distance from a fallen up when she was just a baby. wake in the morning, before stalk only to end up with his Instead of worrying aboutyou get out of bed, declare face planted in.the dirt. him I simply thought to your intentions again for the Hesimplywantstobeacat myself, he will come when he day and give deep thanks as and do everything the other is ready. Rounding the curve though you have received ones do. Earlier this week he of our driveway just beyond them all." even caught his first mouse the American flag we haveI thought about how outside.Idonotlikewatching flying proudly in the front Monday night I tried to settle souls suffer no matter what yard, I turned around to find in bed unable to fall asleep, the circumstance so I was Bing following behind in a filled with anxious concerns grateful when he eventually careful prancing like walk as for my family members with let it go without hurting it.We he usually does. health issues. I finallyprayed, praised him for his capture I thought about life and "God I'm giving it all to you..." as if he was a small child how sometimes when we One after another, I named walking for the first time. push too hard trying to make those who were on my mind, We never thought our fragile things happen when they are I placed them in the healing slender guy would make it out of our control usually hands of love trusting He through his first year of life the outcome is the opposite would carry them just as let alone a second year able of what we want. But whenHe has carried me all these Continued On Page 5 Get blg savings when you add any new service in July! Add HD/DVR service or more cable channels, sign up for SecurelT Plus, move up to BroadBand Internet. You choose the service and we'll provide the deal! Call todaj} and a,6kfor3 our deal! \ 800.284.7222" 701.284.7221 f