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Page 8 July 25th, 2013 H !!ii ....i ..... iiy !i: :!ii!!i ~i!:~ i~iiil;iiii~!!U:!i!iiiiyiiiii!y i~i~i *~ ~ : ~ iiii:i!iiii Valley News and Views Welcome back to the Laiken and Taylor Column. Riverfest was last weekend and there were a lot of great and fun things to do during it[ For example there was a parade, inflatable games, a mud volleyball tournament, a street dance, fireworks, and many other fun activities. Everyone liked it and had a good time. The second session of swimming lessons starts on Monday the 29th and will go untilAugust 9th for levels 1-5, while the tiny tots swimming lessons will go from August 5th-August 9th. Riddle time: A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree. Who will get the banana first, the monkey, the squirrel, or the bird? A n s w e r ; None of them, because bananas do not grow on coconut trees] What starts with "P", ends with "E", and has more than one thousand letters? Answer; A post office! As you may remember us mentioning before; Cheryl Gjevre hosts a bible study for us (Laiken and Taylor), Kelsy Woinarowicz, and I(arin Dahl every week- although this summer we have been doing some other different things to that we would like to share with you. We started off the summer by going to Park River to the Pregnancy Help Center to learn more about abortion. Then two weeks ago we all went up to Tisdale Manor, talked with the residents there, had coffee and bars, and shared our favorite bible passages. It was a lot of fun, and then this previous Tuesday we went to Grafton to visit Karin's Grandma King and Taylor's Grandma Kittleson to tell them about what we are doing in our group and share our favorite verses with them. Well that pretty much wraps up what has been going on in Drayton lately, so have a great week and email us at laikentaylor.column@ gmail.com Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest The deadline for submitting photos to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department's annual Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest is Sept. 30. The contest has categories for nongame and game species, as well as plants/ insects. An overall winning photograph will be chosen, with the number of place winners in each category determined by the number of qualified entries. Contest entries are limited to digital files submitted on disk or via email. Contestants five entries. Photos must have been taken in North Dakota. By submitting an entry, photographersgrant permission toGame and Fish to publish winning photographs in North Dakota OUTDOORS magazine, and on the Department's website, gf.nd.gov. Photo disks should be sent to Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest, C/O Patrick T. Isakson, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58501-5095. are limited to no more than Send emailed digital communityservices.nd.gov/ community/child- care- grant-program/. The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading photos to photocontest@ nd.gov. Digital submissions can be either original digital photographs, or scans made from prints or slides/transparencies. Photographers will need to supply the original image if needed for publication. Photo disks will not be returned. All entries must be accompanied by the photographer's name, address, phone number and email address if available. Other information such as photo site location and month taken are also useful. and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. Child Care Grants Continued From Page 7 on a first-come, first-served basis. Day care facilities established prior to July 1, 2013 and day care expansion projects completed prior to July 1, 2013 are not eligible to apply for grant funding. Additional information for the Child Care Grant program can be found at http://www. Hide not your talents. They for use were made What's a sundial efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people in the shade? 1901 A Chronicle of Red River Steamboating FUNGICIDE A Multi-Cr0p Fungicide Target Diseases are Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Late Blight & White Mold (Scler0tinia) For Multiple Crops Such As: Edible Beans Soybeans Sunflowers Vegetable Gardens 12 Packs of Coke Products ;7.00 PLAY the North Dakota Lottery HERE! A. Link, Inc. 218-779-1993 Safe for Applicator & Consumer ~ ZERO Reentry Time An announcement on April 9 said that the recent defeat of the Rivers and Harbors Bill in Congress meant no dredging of the Red River that year. April 20--The Grand Forks left its namesake city and steamed upriver with two barges of wood. April 25--The Fram, with the East Grand Forks Transportation Co. as its new owner, came into port from the north with barges of wheat. May 8--The Grand ,Forks pulled into Drayton on its second trip of the season and loaded wheat. May 23--Rafts of wood were being floated down the Red River and stacked at Drayton. June 22--It was announced that earlier in the week, the Fram's owner Mr. Lystad had accompanied the boat when it went to Acton for a load of wheat at Hugh Parr's. July 4--The Fram steamed into Grand Forks with several barges of wheat. July 8--The Fram passed byActon. July 24--Captain Lystad took the Fram to Drayton to pick up 5000 bushels of wheat and a load of wood. July 25--An announcement said the Red River steamers were very busy. July 26--The Fram returned to Grand Forks, September 12--Captain Penniston of the Grand Forks reported that the grain traffic had been less than normal due to the light crop the previous fall, but that he expected it to pick up. An item on September 17 said an unnamed steamer made a trip from Grand Forks to Acton the previous week. September 27--The Red River and Red Lake River steamboats were doing a "land office business." Got a short story, photograph, feature, joke or news piece? Why not share it ,ith the w rest of us? Call 360-3005 Email valleynv@polarcomm.com or just drop by. 0W Classifieds Get Around. Part 49 By K. C. Gardner, Jr. October 24--The first steamer of the fall season pulled into Drayton for a load of spring wheat. October 19--Steamboats were still doing a land office business. November 5--Red River navigation ended, according to Captain Hayes of the government fleet. It was somewhat earlier than normal due to low water and to ice. 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