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J , t , Thursday August 1 st, 2013 Drayton Public School's Parens' Notes Starts On .Page 5 The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School 75 Cents Volume 33 - Number 28 Lots of Construction Going On Around The Area We're Booming Some Ourselves and It's Not Oil Related While a really big construction project is going on out at the CHS elevator site, pictured above, which will more than double their capaci the last of our old fashioned landmarks, the grain elevator located mid-town, pictured at right, is coming down. Out with the old and in with the new. There's a lot of new construction going on around the area, which kind of makes you wonder, "what's up?" Don't know how you can help but not notice the humongour addition, pictured above, going up on the west side of the CHS elvevator complex on the south end of town. It's really big and will more than double the elevator's capacity, which is already pretty big. At the same time the last grain elevator down town belonging to Emanuelson Family Farms, is beginning to be taken apart and will soon disappear. Out with the old and in with the new, I guess. Lots of construction projects going on around the town and immediate area. The school is having its heat and air system revamped. A major project that will continue into the school year. Helm Enterprises has erected a very large building on the north end of town next to the car wash. Some of you are probably wondering what it's about. It's a detailing shop for large trucks. It's part of Ron's master plan for getting vehicles in tip top condition before going out on the sales lot. If you try to get a general contractor around here is a VNV News Tip of the Week We really enjoy a good news tip and this week we received a great one from Morgan Emanuelson. On the far end of their property south of town stood a single corn stock on the edge of a freshly cultivated field. A testament to rural humor, someone spotted it, found the humor in it and took the initiative to paint and erect the sign we see next to the lone plant. It's available for all to see on the west side of Highway 44 as you travel toward the south overpass. Color, gender, ethnicity doesn't matter here. We pick on everyone equally. I think that's why most everyone around here regardless of color, gender, ethnicity and the like are pretty good humored and not easily offended. After all, Morgan is a blonde, quite intelligent and accomplished for her age, and she found it hilarious enough to report it to the paper. already. Transystems (trucking) did note that they have been hindered a little by the oil ' boomwhenit comes to hiring drivers for the upcoming sugar season. A lot of truck drivers are required out west and the pay is super. Although the shortage of labor can't be blamed on the oil boom, in some cases, shortage of construction products can be. Mike Green. owner of Valley Building Center told me it's taking longer than usual to get items like ready made trusses and beams and similar items because theres such a flow of these items out west to meet the construction demands there. We're actually doing pretty good around these parts, mainly due to some very good agricultural years. The farmers have seen some pretty good profits and are putting part of those profits into making improvements. Makes sense. The bulk of the construction in the area is ag-related, which is also the bulk of the industry in these parts. The oil industry is adding to North Dakota's already prosperous nature. A lot of industrious people here and generally speaking some good, common sense money management. North Dakota is Number 1 in the nation right now for economic growth, no doubt spurred by the oil boom. However we were doing pretty good, relatively speaking, before the boom too. Probably a good time to take stock of what we've been doing right and try to preserve and improve upon those principles that seem to have served us quite well. Winters a bugger, but it ain't all bad in North Dakota. real trick. I haven't talked The mysterious, large new building on the north end of town to one who isn't clamoring by the car wash was recently put up by Helm Enterprises. It's a to hire some extra help and detailing shop, obviously for large vehicles. Ron says they will has an opening before next use it for prepping vehicles prior to placing them out on the summer. They're really basy.  #Ot for sate. Construction is kind of booming around here and it has nothing to do with the oil boom out west. I asked around to some of the folks in the business as to what they believed was going on. North Dakota has a very low unemployment rate. The shortage of labor around here isn't because of a mass exodus it's because most everyone is employed The Goat Vs Mr. Scott Long before the Canadian born Jame's Doohan, the original Star Trek's Mr. Scott, was battling with Klingons, he was tangling with the Germans on Juno .Beach on D-Day, as the Allied Forces invaded Normandy. The Goat, a big Star Trek fan wanted to check into this a bit. He wondered if Scotty had some true grit, or was just all smoke with the Klingons. Here's what he found out. When world War II broke out, Doohan joined the Royal Canadian Artillery. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the 13th Field Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. He went to England in 1940 for training. His first combat experience was the invasion of Normandy. Canadians and Brits went ashore at Juno Beach. Going ashore, he shot two snipers and led his men to high ground, making their way through a field of anti- tank mines. After reaching their objective, they took Continued On Page 6 Drayton-Valley- Edinburg 2013 Football News Football equipment and uniform handout for Grades 7-12, will be held on, Thursday, August 8th, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, at the school in Hoople. You must have your physical form completed and signed and your concussion form signed before you can practice. NDHSAAguidelines state that all student athletes are required to have a physical examination prior to participating each school year. North Dakota State Law mandates all athletes and parents review concussion policy information prior to the athlete being able to participate in activities. The first practice for the 2013 Titan Football Teams will be 6:00 PM Wednesday, August 14th, in Drayton, for grades 7-12. Swimming Pool Reminder Just a reminder, there will be no Family Swim, July 29th through August 9th, due to swimming lessons. Pool hours during that period will be: 1:00-4:45 p.m. Open 7:00-9:00 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday the pool will there will be open swimming from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Beginning August 12th, the pool will be closing at 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, because of darkness due to changing daylight conditions. Continued On Page 3 Boyd WilsonAdded to the Drayton High School Distinguished Graduates Gallery by K.C. Gardner Boyd Wilson has become the newest member of the Distinguished DHS Graduates Gallery at the Drayton School To be nominated for to the Gallery, a Drayton graduate must receive national or international recognition in a major field of endeavor and have a positive impact on the communi state, nation or the world. Technical Specialist, Flow Cytometry/Hematology: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000 he worked as an Infection Control Practitioner: St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center, Gillette Children's Hospital, Ramsey Clinic, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota. He was the Director of Performance Improvement/ Clinical Quality, HealthEast Care System, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2007 to 2009, and then the System Director of Infection Prevention and Control, HealthEast Care The newest member of the Distinguished DHS Graduates Gallery is Boyd Wilson, a 1986 graduate. He attended the University of North Dakota, 1986 to 1990, graduating in 1990 with a BS in Medical Technology/ Clinical Laboratory Science. From 1992 to 1995, he attended the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1995 with an MS in Environmental & Occupational Health/ Epidemiology. He was a Medical Technologist: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1990 to 1994, and a Senior System, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2000 to Present. The Recognition and Awards for which Ken Gardner nominated Boyd for inclusion in the Gallery include-- Joint Commission Best Practice Infection Prevention Programs Designation, 2009. American Hospital Association, Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence Project Designation, 2010. Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) National Chapter Leadership Award, 2011. APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention Award, 2013. US Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Healthcare Quality/Critical Care Societies Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award, 2013. Boyd joins seven other DHS graduates in the Gallery: Ethel Halcrow Cooley, DHS 1906; John Pavlik, DHS 1957; Terry Brosseau, DHS 1960; Dr. James Brosseau, DHS 1962; S. Decker Anstrom, DHS 1968; Lynn Jorde, DHS 1971; and John Holler, DHS 1972. For inclusion in the Gallery there are three criteria: 1) a valid diploma from Drayton High School; 2) national or international recognition in a major field of endeavor; 3) a positive impact on the community, the state, the nation, or the world.