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Pa00e6 August 15th, 2013 Stuff Valley News and Views Tales and Trails Continued From Page 2 with organic foods for self- sufficiency and dietary health to help prevent diabetes. On a broader scale, he envisions more International programs with youth on the "Nature of Peace," that can draw, like the International Music Camp does, from all corners of the "global village." Heading west, a stop in Bottineau to visit briefly at curbside with a few students that passed by, noting their diversity of backgrounds and future interests in both sports and liberal arts. As a retired educator, these grass-root Lloyd Omdahl doing a mid-census count in the oil patch in 2015 to readjust the disbursements to a current population count. In their population prognosis, Bangsund and Hodur anticipate that as time passes that the temporary residents will become permanent and, thereby, qualify to be counted as permanent residents that could count toward reformulation of the state funding. By 2015, a fair number of temporarieswillhavebecome permanent. However, we will Continued From Page 2 still see a large number of commuting workers who will not regard North Dakota as their permanent residences. This means that criterion would have to be developed to distinguish between permanent and temporary residents in order to arrive at a fair count. The governor and the legislature demonstrated some boldness in responding to pressing problems in the oil patch. An interim census in 2015 would be another bold move to guarantee fairness in sharing in the ongoing state aid programs. SUDOKU Theme Crossword Back to School Answers On Page 8 27 58 m mm 6 7 8 14 17 21 24 29 38 46 50 54 6O 65 66 69 72 10 32 52 61 spontaneous encounters with students always strike me by their values and beliefs in what they are learning. I reflect on how mature young people are today than my personal memory serves me. At near dusk, I arrive in historic Stanton, where I often stay with friends to recharge my batteries for thinking ahead and acting on creative thoughts. Ray and Brian Kerns - father and son -- have built adjacent homes that are, in a sense, galleries of craftsmen that have built art into every day living that is worthy of 'Archectural Digest." .Brian's wife, Joanne, is a trained archivist who is curator at the U.S. Park's Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site. As I arrive, they are sitting at the picnic tables on the upper patio, flying a "Quadcopter" with a small video camera attached, taking a "birds-eye view" of the farm. A quadcopter is a toy- like drone, flown by remote controls, with four vertical props like corner posts on a small platform and capable of carrying a small load like a mini video camera. The guidance system is linked to satellites similar to GPS so if the remote controls are not used for a few moments, the craft hovers in place. Wow! Pretty exciting to see what's happening across the prairies. When it comes to innovation and change, "What a Difference a Day Makes." Do you remember when Ray Squirrel and Vinny Mouse became inebriated during the flood and took off on a raft for St. Louis, only to end up in the 24th century. Upon passing through the wormhole on . their return Ray had some ; Ole Learns About Catholic Horses ale was a gambler and was at the horse races in Winnipeg playing the ponies and all but losing his shirt. He noticed a Priest who stepped out onto the track and blessed the forehead of one of the horses lining up for the 4th race. Lo and behold, that horse - a very long shot - won the race. Next race, as the horses lined up, the Priest stepped onto the track. Sure enough, he blessed another one of the horses. ale made a beeline for a betting window and placed a small bet on the blessed horse. Again, even though it was another long shot, the horse won the race. He collected his winnings, and anxiously waited to see which horse the Priest would bless next. He bet big on it, and it won. As the races continued the Priest kept blessing long shots, and each one ended up winning. ale was elated. He made a quick dash to the ATM, withdrew all his savings, and waited for the Priest to bless the next winning horse. True to his pattern, the Priest stepped onto the track for the last race and blessed the forehead of an old nag that was the longest shot of the day. This time the priest blessed the eyes, ears, and hooves of the old nag. ale knew he had a winner and bet every cent he owned on the old nag. Hewatcheddumbfounded as the old nag came in last. In a state of shock, he went to the track area where the Priest was. Confronting Him, he demanded, "Father! What happened? All day long you blessed da horses and dey all won. Den in da last race, da horse you blessed lost by a mile. Now, tanks to you I've lost every cent of my savings! Lena is going to shoot me." The Priest listened, nodding wisely and then said with sympathy, "you must be a protestant." "Dat's right," ale said, I'm a good lutran." "Well, my son," said the Priest, "that's the problem. You Protestants, don't the difference between a simple blessing and last rites." Arrrrrr... A Pirate Joke A seaman meets a pirate in a port, and the conversation soon turns to their adventures on the sea. The seaman notes that the pirate has a peg-leg, a hook, and an eye patch. The seaman asks "So, how did you end up with the peg-leg?" The pirate replies "We were in a storm at sea, and I was swept overboard into a school of sharks. Just as my men were pulling me out, a shark bit my leg off." "Wow!" said the seaman. "what about your hook"? "Well...", replied the pirate, "We were boarding an enemy ship and I was battling the other sailors with swords. One of them cut my hand off." "Incredible!" remarked the seaman. "How did you get the eye patch"? 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