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Valley News & Views ii ii!ii!iiii ~i!iiii .... !iiiiii =/!i !!ili ........................ Page 5 October, 17, 2013 I am writing this on the very tail end of September and we've already experienced fail weather changeability. Real rain even. Maple, liquid amber and ash leaves are all changing color. Cool nights. Darkness is coming sooner and staying around longer. Hear me heave a big sigh. I like fall, but I dearly love the longer days of summer. Somehow I know I cannot have it both ways. I do. I really do know that. I thought to review another suspense novel this month. Stranded by Dani Pettrey is a real page turner in an unusual setting, a cruise ship sailing to Alaska. I challenge you to guess the ending. I couldn't that's for sure. A definite sign of a good mystery writer. I can't wait to find Submerged and Shattered, the first two books in the Alaskan Courage series. Dani Pettrey is a fairly new author and definitely one to watch. But as I inferred, I have another book that I am enthralled with. I heard about it over a year ago and you know how sometimes we put things off, or perhaps that is just me. But I received One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. This is not a book you zip through in a couple of hours but is one of the few books that I will go back and read again and again. One Thousand Gifts has been on many major bestseller lists and the reviews were superb. Ann was on a search for more joy in a life that had seen some truly hard places, something like so many of us have experienced. She was challenged to keep a list of the blessings that came to her each day and became so excited at the things she was seeing, that the journal laid open on her counter as she went about her daily chores as a farm wife, mother of six children, speaker and writer. Eucharisteo. She has plumbed the depths of this magnificent word and shares with her readers how a life of thanksgiving helps one realize the blessings, that bring deep joy along with senses that are sharpened to perceive greater depth and the wealth of our daily living. "Snippets of the list that never ends." Some numbered items from her list are: boys laughing, laundry flapping, wind rushing through an open truck window, a glorious moonrise, spring on the breeze. Eucharisteo. This book has become one of my blessings. Ann has helped me look around with new eyes. Her word use creates pictures. I know reading One Thousand Gifts will make your life richer too. Ann is known for her exceptionalblogandweb site, www.onethousandgifts.com and www.aholyexperience. com. My great news is the release of An Untamed Heart, the story of Ingeborg's life before she made the journey from Norway to America and North Dakota. So many readers have asked for this book and now I know what her life was like too. And I love the cover. This has been a wild two months with the releases of my other books starting with Wake the Dawn in August, A Pioneer Christmas and No Ordinary Owl in September. So happy reading and writing and enjoy fail. Dakota Tales and Trails Continued From Page 2 booth to promote development of future e- commerce. Such a model could apply later during the winter season at Hastings Landing, which is equipped with digital screens, for a special evening dinner is served and parents and public can view the stories being preserved by their children and grandchildren. Selected short films can be entered in a variety of regional or statewide film festivals, as outlined in the "Story Mapping Dakota" project, supported by ND Humanities Council and local matching scholarships for training. Numerous benefits can result as focused on by Superintendent Schlieve in the meeting with students, such as dual credit possibilities, extra-credit for a course or a reference on college applications that includes community service, ' Other .... benefits ' from the day were voiced: "use the method for student or community fund-raising," "promote heritage tourism," "use smart phones to snap a photo that line the school wails of a distinguished alumni to listen and see the one-minute story of that person on the small screen," "tell the story of our storefronts and organizations for better commerce," and "let's do a make-over on our appeal and outreach for "Old Fashioned Christmas." In the car driving home, I found myself humming a familiar tune, "What a difference a day makes." October 16th, 1891 Drayton Echo A threshing machine engine, water tanks, other equipments and a large crew mof men and horses to operate same, arrived Tuesday and Wednesday from near Red Wing, Minn., to work in the wheat in this vicinity. Others are being dropped off all along the line of R.R. where needed. Don't worry; there will be plenty of men and machines to take care of the wheat crop. The plank for the new side walk across the R.R. track along north side of Almeron street has arrived and Draytonites are hoping the R.R. authorities will hustle it built and heal the.wounded feelings of pedestrians who sigh for more certain and convenient footing over that way. Religious services for the benefit of threshers who would not go to church with their working suits on, were held at the N.P. Station Sunday last by the Epworth League folks. October 17th, 1913 Drayton Echo Minot - It is learned that two men were killed and one injured and nine horses cremated when lightning struck a barn on the John Engebretzon farm near Berthold, Thursday night. John Engebretzon, aged 16, and Peter Nelson a farm laborer, were instantly killed. The farm owner was stunned but was rescued by his wife. As soon as she revived her husband, they both went in to get the boides of their son and the laborer. At Northwood a house was hit by lightning while the James Edwards home near that city was practically demolished by lightning. Over 30,000 bushel of potatoes have been marked at the potato elevator in this city and there are quite a few acres to be dug yet. The Misses Southard entertained a number of their friends last Saturday evening. The evening was spent in a social way and in making cafldy. Late in the evening refreshments were served. Those present report a very enjoyable evening. One of the fastest games of football ever pulled off in this city was the one played last Saturday between the high school team and the boys from the "U" and a few of the local boys. The high school team played wit 12 men while the scrubs were Retirement ............... ' ..... Sale Storewide savings 0n guns, amino, books, knives, reloading supplies AND fixtures, gun racks, book racks and only allowed 9. Ray Maid, who acted as referee, umpire, time-keeper, linesman and water carrier, showed very poor judgement for a man of his ability in the football business. Graham Patmore and Howeard Husto were the stars in teh game, aitho Cuyler Anderson and Alvin Stomner did great work in tearing holes in their clothes. We will not mention the score as we have awarm spot in our hearts for our high school team. October 20th, 1933 Red River Valley Leader The average North Dakota bee colony requires about 50 pounds of honey to insure an adequate winter food supply. A.E. Gutekunst, Dr. R.E. Bechtel, W.J. Buchanan and H.A. Johnson motored to Colfac, N.D. Sunday, where they spent the day hunting pheasants. The beer ordinance for the city of Drayton is scheduled for passage at a special meeting of the city council to be held next Tuesday evening according to Mayor I. Steenson. IJ u h with the IJuttch! Le( Beaticl]aml) On August 27th of this year our Busy Brush Bunch held our regular meeting Tuesday at the home of Brush Bunch member Mary Helen Kirking in Cavalier. Shown is several of us coveringVHS cases with varies color of wall paper. This makes a very nice case to store small objects in. Some of which is our painting supplies. Our hostess is shown, at the end of the table, passing out the know how for the project. The meeting and project was held in her very well supplied craft room, notice the stocked shelves, which is a building in the back yard. The "backyard" was the envy of us all. In includes several well maintained buildings, several raised garden spots, flower beds of all types and Mary Ellen's pride project, two chickens! The projects produced several nicely decorated cases. This would make a great project for all ages. A very delicious lunch was served by the hostess, thanks Mary Ellen for a great day. We are managing to keep very busy at the Brush Bunch, Everyone seems to be rushing into the Christmas gift mode. We are open every Tuesday from 10 until 5 PM. Check us out for early Christmas shopping. We have some pretty neat "stuff". And, it is home grown! Our funny of the week comes from Laurel Brusseau. Sunday School teacher began her lesson with a question, "What do we know about God?' "He is an artist" said Johnny. "Really, how do we know that" said the teacher. "You know- Our Father, who does art in Heaven.." God Bless. Business Success in Small Communities Continued From Page 2 economic downturn, such as the '80s farm crisis. .Being good at bootstrapping and bartering, thus lowering the income side of the equation .Supporting the community through needed goods and services as well as general participation in community growth The business owner may look at financial success as meeting his or her financial needs. He or she wants some of the things in life, but research has found that many small-business owners also include other measures; they are not governed by dollars alone. "Yet just having your business in a small town does not mean that financial success cannot be achieved in traditional terms," says Muske. "There are examples all-around of people reaching financial success while maintaining a small- town business." This is easier to do today because of the technology. First, the Internet allows that owner to reach out, not only to the next county, but across the U.S. and the 1956 annual homecoming celebration of Drayton high school, October 11- 12, was the coronation of Larry Albrecht as King and Susan Raney as Queen in the gymnasium Friday evening. Twila Fleckten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fleckten will represent globe, with products and services. Technology such as the Internet allows small businesses not only to sell worldwide but to market their products or services globally, too.. People can find you, read your reviews and know all about your business without ever stepping foot in the store. "Those people who are doing Internet sales often comment how surprised they are at where some of the orders originate," says Volk-Schill. Technology also allows the smail-business owner to be indistinguishable from his or her larger competitor. It allows an owner to focus on a niche market that the larger competitor does not feel is worth the time and effort to pursue. But that niche market can result in significant returns and growth for perhaps just one individual meeting the need. When surveyed, business owners who are successful in small communities say they feel as successful as owners in much larger locations, whether that success is based on traditional terms or other measures. So yes, you can start and operate a successful business in a small community. Muske suggests you remember this statement from Christopher Morely, an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet who also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures: "There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." For more information on smail-business development, visit NDSU's smail-business support website atwww.ag.ndsu.edu/ smallbusiness and sign up for the monthly newsletter. Or check out Facebook at www.facebook.com/ NDSUextsmallbiz or Twitter at @gmuske. Another on i, ne resource is www.eXtension. org/entrepreneurship. You also can get help from your local chamber of commerce, aswellastheSmall Business Administration and its related organizations, such as the Small Business Development Centers and Service Corps of Retired Executives. Another resource is USDA Rural Development. Drayton in the North Dakota potato queen contest to be held in connection with the Walsh County Fair and state Potato Show in Park River October 22-25. Miss Fleckten is sponsored by D. L. Rutherford. October 19th, 1972 1st Week of November Drayton Express Plans are gaining momentum for the Jaycee sponsored Halloween Carnival to be held Oct. 31 at the 'local school gymnasium according to Jim Gebur and Bob Merrill, chairmen of the event. Call to learn more about becoming a Drayton EMT Rob Boll 701-454-6103 or Bill Tuttle 701-520-1486 October 18th, 1956 Drayton Leader The highlight of the NOW HIRING: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST .................... OR MEDICAL LAB TECHNICIAN We are seeking qualified candidates to fill our MT/MLT position at Speaflish Regional Hospital. This 40-bed acute-care, multi-service, not-for-profit hospital is located in Spearfish, SD, a resort-like natural setting and focal point for tourism. The Black Hills National Forest featuring scenic Spearfish Canyon and Mt. Rushmore are within a short driving distance! If you are qualified and share our passion and commitment for excellence, consider joining our team! Go to www.regfonalhealth.com for more i nfo & apply online, We offer excellent benefits and competitive pay. It's a great place to work and beautiful place to live! 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