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Drayton Public School's Parens' Notes Starts On Page 5 Thursday August 8th, 2013 The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School ! Volume 33 - Number 29 II III II Ritzo Fired: No More Around the Town! Heinrich 's, Down Our Street to Replace Column Yes, it's true. I had to fire myself this week. I will no longer be trying to produce the "Around the Town" column. I have been replaced by Beth Knudson Heinrichs and the Around the Town title has been replaced with the more nostalgic, "Down Our Street." Beth actually comes way over qualified with a for real degree in journalism and true life experience in the field. She's also got the right stuff as far as the combination of appreciation for the community, a good connect with the numerous generations and equally good sense of humor are concerned. Many folks have requested more local information, like the good old days. I think Beth will be the answer to your prayers. You can turn to her column now on page 3. On the positive side, this gives me the chance to pursue more serious issues like Earl the Penguin aad the 2nd Annual Most Photogenic Chicken Contest. I therefore may have to retum to Notes from the Republic. Also, for the sausage lovers, Sausage of the Week will continue in one way or other. It's amazing the number of out of town folks that salivate over Kelly's Sausage of the Week. Last Day of Swimming is August 17th The last day of swimming at the Drayton swimming pool will be Saturday, August 17th. Hours for that day will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Beginning Monday August 12th, the pool will be open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for open swimming as well as from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for open swimming. More Good Eating In Store For Us We hate to see summer winding down already but there is some good that comes of it. We've got two more picnics to look forward to. KodaBank Picnic Members of the Drayton Lutheran and Skjeberg Lutheran churches as well as other volunteers from the area went to Grand Forks Sunday to serve the annual parish picnic at Northland Rescue Mission. As usual, the food was outstanding and very well received by all. Some supervision was necessary as seen in photo at right, as Judy Gozdal supervises husband Ray, reminding him to cut the bars and not the fingers. Below, Bobby Westling was caught sitting on a rock, pondering life, the universe and everything. There might have been a few thoughts about an upcoming rib dinner there, too. } Drayton Lutheran Parish and Local Volunteers Serve Annual Meal The Drayton Lutheran elsewhere. Still, wellover 100, USDAmeasurevdaich doesn't KodaBank will be holding it's annual picnic Thursday August whatever. No details yet, but it's always good. Look for mo e info next week. Skjeberg Ladies' Picnic in the Park Likewise, the Skieberg Lutheran Ladies, of which I am proud to be an honorary member, will be hosting another picnic in the park on Sunday, August 25th. They'll be serving up Ribs with the traditional, buttery.... umm, new potatoes and the equally buttery and delicious corn on the cob. Don't forget the large array of fine homemade pies and the wide Parish headed up the which is closer to the usual nesessarily moan these Annual Northland Rescue number served, lined up to Ee 0ple have no food, but at variety of cucumber salads .... Mission picnic in Grand enjoy the meal and generous times may not t ave access and more. Forks on Sunday afternoon, seconds, io the foods req ed to live The Poppte Ridge Pickers, Participants got a preview of The weather was nice, the , a healthy and ac e life. The VNV Bighorn River August 14th. The first trip is navigability from Lancaster will be what will be in store for us folks were hungry and thes Pem ina County l ood Bank ,Expedition Phase I study of the Missouri, providing live entertainment at the Skjeberg Picnic in the ..... meal Was much appreciated, provides good suppOrt iff Yellowstone and Big Horn and they are very good as Park later this month. Just Members of the Great this area. In Kittson county The first phase of the Rivers, as well as to turn up well. fabulous, as usual. Members of the parish, which inludes the Drayton Lutheran and Skjeberg Lutheran churches, and volunteers from around the area donated food, cash and time toward the event. A superb meal of bbq ribs and the trimmings along with a gaggle of bars were served by volunteers, pictured above, who transported the food and set up the serving line. The group had prepared to serve up to 250 people. However being Sunday, many of the residents were Plains Food Bank, were also at the Mission on Sunday, taking a food survey. They were in the right place. They went away pretty well satisfied too. One of the things the Great Plains Food Bank does is provide support to counties that can't provide on their own the support required to feed their hungry. Just a note, in Pembina county there are about 540 persons or 7.4% of the population that is determined to be food insecure. Food insecurity is a there are about 370, or 8% of the population. Getting Practiced Up for Catfishing Tournament Brianna Wink was out practicing week before last for the upcoming Rod and Reel Rally Catfishing Tournament to be held here in Drayton, August 24th. Brianna is pictured at left, helping to hold up the 19 pound practice catfish she caught that afternoon while out fishing with morn and dad, Dawn and Jacques Van der Lith. Seems Brianna doesn't care much for holding the fish itself, but was fine taking the top position on the fishing scale, which held the fish. The entire family will be fishing in the tournament on August 24th. Speaking of which, you can still sign up as there are a few tournament slots available. Biggest catfish wins $1600. There is a $50 entry fee per person. Minimum two per boat. Call 454-6184/454- FISH or visit www.draytonnd. corn for more information. Valley News and View's Bighorn River Expedition is set to roll the afternoon of possible leads that may be connected to several legends Continued On Page 2 More details to come on both events next week. Look for it in this paper. Lisa Ann Fortier Added to the Drayton Distinguished Graduates Gallery by K.C. Gardner Ann Fortier, a member of the DHS Class of 1984, has been added to the Distinguished Drayton High School Graduates' Gallery. She was nominated for that honor by Murph Thompson. Her college career included Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN, 1984-1987; Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, 1987-1991; Graduation and degree-- 1989, BS; 1991, DVM, Veterinary Science; and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1995-1998; Graduation and degree--1998, Ph.D., Cartilage Resurfacing. She was an Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular Medicine and Clinical Sciences, Cornell University, 2001-2002; an Assistant Professor, Dept. of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University, 2002-2007; an Professor, Dept of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University, 2007-2013; and was made a Professor, Dept of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University in 2013. The Recognition and Awards onwhichher selection to the gallery were based include the Jacques Lemans Best Podium Presentation Award, International Cartilage Repair Society Meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2000; the New Investigator Research Award, Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, 2001; being a member of the Board of Directors, InternationalCartilage Repair Society, 2004-2007; sitting on the Examination Committee, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Chairperson, 2008), 2004- 2008; the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, Cornell University, 2005; being on the Executive Board (Treasurer), International Cartilage Repair Society, 2007- present (2013); serving as the President, International Cartilage Repair Society, 2009-2011; and serving as the Vice President, International Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Society, 2010- present (2013). She is also the author, primary author or collaborative author of at least fifty-five journal articles and manuscripts in her field of study. Lisa's membership brings the total number of such graduates to nine, the others being 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; John Holler, DHS 1972; and Boyd Wilson, DHS 1986. 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.