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Page 6 August 8th, 2013 iiii!ii!i~ Valley News and Views eighth grader. The first question we asked Welcome back to the was; "What is your favorite Laiken and Taylor Column! thing to do in the summer?" School is going to start on And this is what they told us: Tuesday, August 20th so if Aliyah said "I like to swim you have any kids, it is time and play softball." Ariah said to start school shopping! "I like to swim at the pool," Since summer is slowly and Kelsy said "I like to go wrapping up and coming to tubing and jet skiing at my an end, we wanted to talk lake." about all the fun that has Next weaskedthemwhere been going on throughout their favorite place to be is the summer and what kids during summer. Aliyah likes have enjoyed the most. Sowe to be anywhere with her decided to ask three different friends, while Ariah likes to kids their opinions on what go to her grandmas so she they thought. The kids that canseeherfriends, andKelsy we talked to were: Aliyah likes to be at the lake. Bartels, fifth grader, Ariah We then asked what their McClintic, seventh grader, favorite summer food was. and Kelsy Woinarowicz, Aliyah couldn't decide; we don't blame her, it's a hard decision! Ariah said she likes steak and hot dogs and Kelsy likes hot dogs on the grill and corn on the cob. Finally we asked what they were looking forward to most as fall approaches us. Aliyah is looking forward to seeing her friends more, Ariah said she is excited for school, and Kelsy is also anticipating seeing her friends more often this fall when school starts. Thank you for reading the Laiken and Taylor Column, you can contact us through our email at laikentaylor. column@gmail.com and we hope you enjoy your last few weeks of summer! be true to each other, treat each other like you treat your friends, but most important Love one another deeply from the heart." I plan to hang it in our home where I can read it everydayas agentle reminder to live like my big brother does, loving deeply from the heart, being kind and tender hearted even through the challengingtimes, andletting the energy of every simple moment travel beyond all boundaries. Along the Way Continued from Page 4 so eloquently wrote, "LoveAnother cherished gift the moment, and the energy I received from one of my of that moment will spread familymembersisabeautiful beyond all boundaries." sign. On the top of it in big My big brother has bold letters are the words, taught me we can all make a "Home Rules." Scattered difference in this world, the across a collage of colors are smallest acts of kindness, a several Bible verses to live by. simple smile, gratitude for It reads, "Always be honest, the moment, loving even county our blessings, forgive through the tough times can and forget, be kind and cause the energy of each tender hearted, comfort one moment to "spread beyond another, keep your promises, all boundaries." be supportive of one another, Red 1902 July 12--The Grand Forks arrived with about 15,000 bushels of wheat for the M&N transfer elevator in East Grand Forks. July 16--The Grand Forks, Captain J.E Perro, had been undergoing repairs the previous few days. July 22--The Fram arrived in Grand Forks from upstream with wheat. August 1--Captain Perro was back from his Stillwater, MN, vacation. August 7--Some druggists made an excursion on the Grand Forks. A September 10 news story said that O.A. Lystad was the head of the firm of Lystad and Harstad of East Grand Forks which was the principal stockholder in the East Grand Forks Transportation Co. The company had built two new elevators along the river in 1901 and paid a dividend of 36 per cent. Business was booming. September l 1--Mr. Penniston would have the Grand Forks ready for moving wheat in a few days, but was having difficulty raising a crew. September 13--The Grand Forks and its barges headed upriver for wheat and lumber. October 12--The Grand Forks steamed past Acton. October 16--The Grand Forks and four barges loaded with 10,000 bushels of wheat came in from Granville and BigWoods. A Chronicle of River Steamboating Part 51 By K. C. Gardner, Jr. October 20--The Fram brought 5400 bushels of wheat in from the south. October 24--The Grand Forks and its barges brought in a load of wheat. October 29--The Grand Forks and its barges came in from below Grand Forks with 10,000 bushels of wheat. November 9--The Grand Forks brought in a heavy load of wheat from upriver. November 10--Commodore Lystad brought the Fram in from Acton with 15,000 bushels of wheat and left that evening for Anderson's, several miles upriver from Grand Forks. The Fram and its barges carried a crew of twenty-five. November l 1--The Grand Forks and its barges attempted to head upriver, but were turned back by ice. It would be the last trip of the season. Notes From the Re Most Photogenic Chicken Contest Stirs Controversy Trouble was brewing in the Animal's Republic of Robbin this week when it was announced that this year's annual Most Photogenic Chicken Award would be going to a llama, named A1. AI the Llama named the Animal's Repubfic of Robbin's 2013 Most Photogenic Chicken. Never, since the raising of the "chicken or the egg" question, has there been such a gut wrenching and mind twisting question posed to the citizens of the Republic. That question being, "does the most photogenic chicken have to be a chicken?" Third runner up, Mad Mike the Rooster, noted that it didn't make any darn sense to have a photogenic chicken contest that can be won by a llama or a pig. Mike said that he at least the Pig pleaded, "why can't had feathers, while closely we all just be friends," one eying Gertrute's warts, of the goats spilled a bucket It was clearly getting of popcorn and the chickens heating. Ethel the Chicken were on it in a flash. announced that all chickens Likewise, Ray Squirrel and and anything with feathers fellow rodents entered the would boycott next year's popcorn fray, while Gertrute contest and search for a way Frog screamed, "stop that, to legally remove "chicken" stop that, we're having a from the contest title, meeting.., we're having a meeting." Being about the only one 12 Packs of Coke Products 2/$7.00 PLAY the North Dakota Lottery HERE! Ethel the Chicken This caused quite a stir because everyone knew there was something comical about a chicken and that's what made them and the contest so special. About the time Frederick Frederick the Pig that didn't eat popcorn, she was completely ignored. The popcorn inadvertently served as a weapon of mass distraction and a result, the meeting totally eroded and nothing was decided. GTROLGUM EQUIPMENT,I I Skid Tank Packages : Skid Tanks Farm Pumps Filters N c. Nozzles We can provide you with all of your fuel storage and handling equipment needs. We sell tanks, pumps, hoses, nozzles, filters, tank containment systems, lubrication equipment and more. Grand Forks, ND 58203 Toll Free 800-727-5499 Local 701-772-7261 Far~lo, 701-373-7806 454-6277 Cenex C-Store Drayton Mad Mike the Rooster. Gertrute Frog took a jab at Mike saying that if they went by his rules, he wouldn't be eligible because he was a rooster. Apologies to my aging friends. Puzzle will get bigger again. 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