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Valley News and Views Page 7 August 15th, 2013 Afte having fed thousands with a small handful of fish and bread, Jesus dismissed the people and sent His Disciples on a boat with instructions to go to Bethsaida, while He "departed into a mountain to pray". Not long after setting out the winds began to blow. Rowing became difficult as the winds increased and the waves rose higher and higher. Mark 6:48 says Jesus "saw them toiling in rowing". He did not command the winds and waves to cease as He did on another occasion. This time Jesus walked down the mountain, stepped into the Sea, and began walking. The Gospel vaites tell us it was now the middle of the night and that the Disciples were miles from shore when they saw what they thought was a spirit. ]esus calmed their fear, saying, "Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid" (Mark 6:50,John 6:19). The winds and waves became calm the moment Jesus stepped into the boat Every child of God has found themselves in a similar situation. Believing we have heard from God we set out to obey; we have gotten into the boat, figuratively speaking, only to find ourselves in the midst of a terrible storm. We are rowing and doing everything we know to do. Jesus seems so far away. In truth, though the darkness surrounds, Jesus sees us toiling, worried we're not going to make it through this storm. He may not remove the stormy situation. He may slowly walk towards us on the very waves that are sending terror through every fiber of our spiritual being. We may not recognize Him at first, but soon He will speak words of comfort, "Be not afraid", He will step into our boat, and what seemed to be certain disaster is settled and over. By pastor leroy aufenkamp The 2013 North Dakota Legislative Assembly was a good session for the Senior Citizen Meal Program. The Legislature increased funding to provide Senior Citizen Meals. For the first time ever, there will be enough funding for all agencies in the state who serve senior meals to receive federal/ state reimbursement for all the meals served. What this means to Pembina County Meal & Transportation is that we will receive $3.90 reimbursement for every meal we serve. In the past, we were only reimbursed for approximately 19,000 meals a year but we served between 25,000 and 26,000 meals. The remainder of our funding for the 6,000 to 7,000 meals came from Mill Levy funds, donations and fund raising. The average full cost to provide meals statewide is $8.00-$9.00. The $3.90 per meal is still only a part of that cost, but the increase to allow all meals to be reimbursed will be a huge benefit to our program and all the others like it across the state. What that means for our agency is that we will have funds to purchase new equipment when it is needed, without having to wait for donations Senior Meals Through Friday August 30th or fund raising. It means we can keep up with the rising cost of groceries and other supplies. It means we can offer employees competitive wages that compare to other businesses in town and the surrounding area. The Legislature also increased Mill Levy Match funding, and public transportation funding. Legislators are realizing that it takes money to provide services that keep people independent and living in their own homes, and are stepping up to the place to provide the funding needed. Thursday August 15th Roast Turkey with Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, and Rhubarb Crisp with Topping Friday August 16th Spaghetti with. Meat Sauce, Green Beans, Spinach Salad with Dressing and Apricots Monday August 19th Swedish Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Mandarin Orange Sauce and Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Tuesday August 20th Hamburger on WW Bun with Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion, Corn and Potato Chowder, Carrot Stix and Pear Sauce Wednesday August 21 st Roast Beef with Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, and Shortcake with Strawberries and Toi,,u Thursday August 22rid Chicken Stripsi Potato Setadl Carrot Raisin Salad and Water Melon Wedge Friday August 23rd Beef Stew, Baking Powder Biscuit, Fresh Broccoli with Ranch Dressing and Cantaloupe Monday August 26th Tator Tot Casserole, Green Beans, Orange Slice and Fresh Fruit Tuesday August 27th Sloppy Joe on WW Bun, Cream of Broccoli Soup, Chocolate Pudding with Topping and Medium Orange Wednesday August 28th Porcupine Meatbal!s, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce and Banana Thursday August 29th Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Pineapple Ring and Blueberry Crisp with Topping Friday August 30th Salisbury Steak in Gravy, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Cabbage, Orange Slice and Grapes All meals served with whole wheat bread, margarine and 1% milk. Suggested donation is $4.00, Under 60, $6.75. Pembina County Meals and Transportation - Call: 454-6586 I Christmas Angel Program On For 6th Consecutive Year Pembina County Social Services is pleased to announce that they are able to offer the "Christmas Angel Program" again this, their 6th consecutive, year for children residing in Pembina County! Our fundraising efforts have begun for the 2013 Christmas Season and we are once again seeking monetary donations from community organizations, businesses, and individuals. In December, we will purchase "Bucks" from participating Pembina County cities and give parents who have applied on behalf of their children a specified dollar amount per child. This amount will be dependent upon the amount of donations we receive. We are excited to be able to help eligible parents to purchase Christmas gifts for their children. Applicants are given the choice of which city they would like their "Bucks" from. The participating Pembina County cities that offer "Bucks" are: Cavalier, Walhalla, and Drayton. Donations are accepted throughout the entire year for this program, not just at Christmas time. If you are part of an organization or club that raises money or know of another, please consider donating to the Christmas Angel Program. Any donations can be sent to the PCSSB Christmas Angel Program, 300 Boundary Rd W #3, Cavalier ND 58220. Donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt. Checks should be payable to: PCSSB Christmas Angel Program. Checks will be deposited in a timely manner. Let's all work together to make Christmas even more special for the children in Pembina County. WE can make a difference! Thank you! Diane Anthony, Project Coordinator, and Pembina County Social Service Employees Along the Way pain you are in we hurt deeply seeing you like that. I wish I could take all your pain away." Paul Pearshall once said, "Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted." I know I would, in a split second, give my life for a family member and I also know as life flows haphazardly with its ups and downs, we all need to be reminded of the depths of blessings we have in family. Thank you to my family, I love "Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you're doing, but nobody else does." Continued From Page 4 you more than any words could possibly express. Sometimes along the way when life's difficulties threaten to interrupt our focus, remember one of nature's greatest masterpieces is family. Like the strong oak tree family is what gives us roots, nourishes us with compassion, helps us grow when we are weak, and surrounds us with the grace we are destined to receive. Steuart Henderson Britt So Advertise in the Valley News and Views l would like to sincerely thank the community of Drayton for supporting the Kickin' Out Cancer Crew's Relay for Life Team in our fundraising efforts at the mud volleyball tournament during Riverfest. We just can't thank you enough! Also, a special thank you goes out to the 1st place team for your generous donation! The team consisted of Trevor Pollestad, Lindsay Pollestad, Chase Rost, Lance Leinen, Ben Carlson, Katie Whitehead, Allison Gumke, Samantha Braun, and Ernie Ayala. Thank you to Tim Elde and Sarah Puppe for allowing us to sell concessions at the event, and thank you to Pete Brown, Burble Steenerson, and the Drayton Knights for everything. Your support is greatly appreciated. The City of Drayton would like to thank the following for their memorial donations to the H.G. Johnson Hall (Community Center): ANN FREDRICKSON MEMORIALS Paul and Shirley Anderson Bob Olson David and Polly Pokrzywinski Rod and Tummy Puppe Bob and Marilyn Watkins Ray and Kathy Watkins Members of BCTGM 167G Unit 326 Lynn and Renae Fredrickson and Family dLp IDavid L. Petersen IAttorney General Practice of Law Emphasizing: Estates and Elder Law Planning, Wills and Trusts, Business Organizations and Services, Agricultural Law, Personal and Farm Tax Services. 112 North Main Street- P.O. Box 216 Drayton, ND 58225 Phone (701) 454-3515 Drayton Lutheran Parish Pastor Jon Dryburgh Skjeberg Lutheran Church Rural East Drayton Worship 9:30 a.m. Drayton Lutheran Church 209 South Main Street Worship 11:00 a.m. Bible Study, Wednesday Evenings 7:00 p.m. at Tisdale Manor. Fleece Assembly of God Rev. Leroy Aufenkamp Assembly Schedule: 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (age 2 through adult) 11:00 a.m. Moming Worship Service 7:00 p.m. Evening Service Teien Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Steve Grosz 218-455-3868 Sundays: 9:00 a.m. Family Worship Celebration 10:00 a.m. Fellowship and Refreshments 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages St. Edward's Catholic Church Rev. Fr. Anozie Joseph A. Okogba Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Mass Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Mass (March-May- 11 a.m. Mass) Assumption Catholic Church of Pembina Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Mass United Methodist Church Pastor Gary Johnson Drayton 203 North Main Street Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. Broadcast on KXPO 1340am at 10:15 a.m. Humbolt Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. Pembina Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church "Church of the Lutheran Hour" Rev. Bernhard Setter 9:30 a.m. Worship Services 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 7:00 p.m. First Wednesday of the month, LWML Special Church Related Events and Announcements Tuesday Evenings - Video Bible Study - 7 p.m. Come join us for a video Bible study on the Old Testament book of Esther, by Beth Moore. The study group meets in the commons area (next to the office) in the Drayton Public School. Wednesdays 7 p.m. Bible Study at Tisdale Manor conducted by Jon Dryburgh, lay Pastor of the Drayton Lutheran Parish. Everyone Welcome. St, John's Lutheran Chuh Bible Study Eve 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month ueglnnmg at 10 a.m. i ....  ........ :  ' : e;: ........ i ............ i i i .................. i .... These Announcements Sponsored By ii;ii ,:i!!ill 7:% ........ KodaBank Adamson-Austin Funeral Home 701-454-3333 Dr. Tom Dunham Optometrist 701-454-3340 j Larson Semi-Trailer Sales 218-455-3341 Motel 66 Drayton 701-454-6464 David L. 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