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Valley News and Views Page 3 September 5th, 2013 This week, I thought it fitting to celebrate Mrs. Lillian Ferguson. Scores of students have passed through her doors over the years. A few readers may recall Lillian's teaching debut at Drayton school in 1948- 50. In 1950 she moved south with her new husband Cameron, to serve a stint with the Air Force. They came back to Drayton in 1955 and in 1959, she returned as a full time teacher at Drayton school. She retired in 1989, but continued to substitute for several years. If you do the math, her career encompassed generations. Her slight build defied her no nonsense style. As Mrs. Ferguson's fourth grade pupil in 1975 (come on now!), her legacy is timeless. Remember now, we were the 'be all, end all' class! Mrs. Ferguson was sensitive to our overall potential. She would many times call out to us "People!" I know she believed in our collective value as students. If that didn't gain our attention, she manned the light switch. Our time in Sugar Bowl Senior Center. Bone Builder Sunday of Every Month at the Class - Mondays, Health Monday of each month from 8:45 a,m, to t2:00 p,m. Story Hour in Drayton the :flannel Kindergarten at 10:00 a.m., September 10th; Drayton 1st Grade at 12:30 p.m.. September [2th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., ho ade Turkey, Dressing, Potatoes, Sauerkraut, Take outs available, $10.50. 12, $5 and Pre-school $2.00. else, plan After all, it i programs polarcomm.com to= pitch in. projects, paper at valleynv@ Got an Event?. Know of AnUs Know So We Can Post it, mail itor email it in. Call =om Pembina County Public Transportation Schedule September 2013 Transportation for people of all ages for medical appointments, shopping, visiting, banking, hair appointments, etc. Local Transportation In Drayton- Fare $3 Monda3 Wednesda3b Thursda3 Friday Transportation to Graflon- Fare $6 Monday Through Friday Transportation to Grand Forks - Fare $12 Wednesdays For Reservations Call 454-6586 Valley News and Views Periodical postage paid at Drayton N.D. Permit (#679-990). Member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Official newspaper for the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School District No.19. Published every Thursday at Drayton, North Dakota. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Valley News and Views, PO Box 309, Drayton, N.D. 58225- 0309. Valley News and Views welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and we reserve the right to edit all letters for length and accuracy of content. Roberta Van Camp, Publisher Emeritus Published By Great Caesar's Ghost Larry Ritzo, Owner/Editor Yearly Subscription rates: $30.00 In Pembina County $35.00 All other addresses $.75 at News Stands Phone 701-360-3005 Fax 701-454-6333 All material, including photographs, advertisements and articles, subject to Copyright. Copyright 2009. O the dark gave us a chance to collect our thoughts (or opportunity to give each other pencil lead inoculations). Whatever the case, Mrs. Ferguson had a keen sense of our invaluable worth. Mrs. Ferguson was synonymous with coffee. Her coffee filled mug was her constant companion. I'm sure as the day wore on, she may have contemplated additives. She frequently imparted words of advice. "Don't put the cart before the horse!" has been branded in my memory. Reading excellence was priority to Mrs. Ferguson. She had high hopes that smaller groups of three or four who enhance our oratory skills and confidence. Many times, her gait would come to a standstill as we collaboratively struggled to find the correct page. Just to inform readers, she didn't retire until 1989. I will always adore you Mrs. Ferguson and am honored to say I was your student. Saralee Romanzo and Evelyn Duncklee of Emerado met Phyllis Holter in Grand Forks August 26th, they took Mildred Flach out to Perkins to celebrate her birthday. On Monday Doug and Bev Hauge of Minot visited Marvin and Clarice Mosolf. Tuesday morning Saralee Hoselton visited Linda Hoselton in Grafton. Richard and Gayle McConnell visited John and John Styles and their guest Carol Beth Smith on Wednesday. Merv and Phyllis Holter were among those attending Whimsical Wednesday at the Sugar Bowl Senior Citizen's Center where they heard a presentation given by left Heitalla of NDAD. That evening Saralee Hoselton went with Karen Halcrow and Karen Schumacher to the Worship Committee meeting of the Upper Valley Charge of the United Methodist Church held in Pembina. Mike and Rachel Wittrock and Ava came Friday to spend the Labor Day Weekend with Richard and Gayle McConnell. On Saturday they all went to Lake Bronson. Later Ben and Kriss Tucker and Kelly and Ella McWilliams came to the McConnell home. Friday Mike and Judy Stellon went to spend the weekend at their Warroad lake home. Saturday they were joined by Doug and Carol Born of Moorhead, Ray and Carol Knoff from Iowa, and Drayton residentsw Dan Mapel, Brooks Stellon, Terri Keena, Bob and Kathy Knoff. Dan, Brooks and Terri left Sunday and the rest stayed through Labor Day. Sunday afternoon visitors were Brenda, Emily and Ella Landowski of Grand Forks. Among those attending the monthly Sugar Bowl SEnior Citizen's Pot Luck were Dean Young, Saralee Hoselton and STeve and Ellen Marciniak Sunday September 1st. That day Phyllis Holter visited A.D. Duncklee. DRAYTON CHIROPRACTIC _ _ ~,= "-_" Harvin Windows and Doors is a world leader in manufacturing made-to-order wood windows. Our company is recognized for quality products, a unique customer-responsive approach, manufacturing nnovation and an exceptional safety CUlture. A comprehensive employment package includes competitive wages and great benefits like health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, disability, 401(k) plan, paid time Off, paid holidays and mucn more. Our Grafton location is currently adding full-time production, technical and professional positions to meet our upcoming business needs. Production Associates - Regular fulI-Ume positions available day and night shift o Starting wage $12 + $1.25 shift differential for nights $.50 increase at 3 months $.25 increase at 6 months and 1 year Fall Seasonal Production Workers - Temporary fulI-Ume and part-time positions o Day shift hours or night shift hours o $12 starting wage for full-time / $11 for part-time / NO benefits ~>Stay the entire fall campaign and ~ceive a bonus Coatings Operator 1 - 9:30 pm to 6:00 am shift includes $1.50 shift differential CoatingsOperator3-9:3Opmto6:gOamshift indudes$1.SOshiffdifferential Coatings Engineer CoaUngs Engineer Technician Engineering Intoms (Fall 2013 and Spring 2014) H0re information about these positions is availaNe online at y~'w,n~rvin.corn/c,~ers. Interested candidates may contact us at 701-352-4077 or mail ~.~,@~rvi=~. Stop in at 14835 Hwy 17 West in Grafton to complete an application. Equal Opportunity Employer STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA SURPLUS VEHICLE PROPERTY PUBLIC AUCTIONS 4 big days statewide - Selling vehicles, heavy equipment, shop, misc. Monday, September 9, 2013 9 AM CDT - Aberdeen, SD Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9 AM CDT - Mitchell, SD Wednesday, September 11, 2013 9 AM CDT - Ft. Pierre, SD Friday, September 13, 2013 9 AM MDT - Sturgis, SD Info, photos at www.sdsurplusproperty.com or ph. 605-773-4935 81 tdlbZlSZl 605-673-2629 AUCTIONEERS/BROKER: nON BRAJ~EEN, JEFF STORM Gertrute Frog Says, "1 subscribe to the Valley News and Vb vs simply because it tastes so good. And it doesn't strain my eyes." II I II II l:Jra h with the IJattcl r I,ec I ;eauchaml) This "The Brush Bunch at Work" article brings to you our 20th and most recent member of the Brush Bunch. It is also our 265 newspaper article. BrendaFletcherj oined our group this summer, she has not been able to attend many painting sessions. In June we were invited to their home for a luncheon. Brenda and her husband, Duane Davis gave us a tour of their beautiful back yard containing a patio, fish pond, numerous flowers and plants and several walking paths, one of these took us to a hill top and aview of the Pembina River and the shale bank known, locally, as the Sand Slide. Even thou it is gravel or shale it was called the Sand Slide and was remembered as a hangout for several of us when were younger. During the tour of their beautiful home Brenda showed some of her art work. Her portraits were beautiful, we all told her that she has so much to offer the Brush Bunch. We are waiting for the day she can join us at the gallery, she has so much in the line of her talents. Shown is the group after our walk and lunch. Brenda is in the front row at the left. Standing on Laurel's left is her sister Caroline Dubuque of Albuquerque. This is what I call a two- fer. The end of "The Brush Bunch at Work" series and the beginning of a new series, which I will call "The Busy Brush Bunch". This will cover our extra curricular actives, over a period of time, the first of which is our luncheon and tour of Duane and Brenda's beautiful home and yard. These articles will not be in any special order, but I will try. Thanks for putting up with me, the comments on the past articles, your patients and the newspapers for printing our Brush Bunch articles' Quotable Quotes; What is art, but a way of seeing? Thomas Berger. God Bless! WE WOULD LOVE THE HONOR OF YOUR JOINING US FOR THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY OF Sara Marciniak and Dean Boura Saturday September 7th - 6 p.m. 201 South 4th St. - Drayton, ND Reception and Dance to Follow At Johnson Memorial Hall (Behind Kelly's Country Market) Family Baby Shower and Celebrating the Arrival of Noah Rosa DeSouza Son of Tanio and Angelica DeSouza Sunday, September 8th 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teien Covenant Church (men, women & children) Welcome! Attorney at Law 9]0 Hill Ave. PO Box 70 Grafton ND 58237 (701)352-0916 Farmland Sales and Leases Real Estate and Business Planning Estate Planning, Probate and Tax Licensed in North Dakota and. Minnesota 909 N, Main Street Drayton Specials Beginning In June - Broasted Chicken Night - Walleye Hight - Prime Rib Night ! 0:00 a.m. to ! :00 p.m. Homemade Soups and Lunch Specials Daily Call for the Day's Special 701-454.3425 Open Tuesday-Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays from 10 a.m. to I p.m. ~dd Subscribe to the Valley Hews and Views Online