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Thursday November 7th, 2013 7) Cents The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School Volume 31 - Number 42 Halloween Happening Place This Year Graflon's Lutheran Sunset Home was the Legion to Celebrate Veteran's Day At Hastings Landing Several State, Regional and District Dignitaries to Attend Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton was the most happening place this Halloween as hundreds of ghosts, goblins, ninjas, princesses, witches and the like wandered the halls in search of Halloween treats. Even the Pope was there. Staff and residents were in their Halloween best and a jolly good time was had by all. There were a number of Draytonites there. I did my best to get their pictures for presentation in this week's paper. Turn to page 5 to check out pictures of some of the locals that were participants in the event. Pictured above, one of the many satisfied customers that visited Lutheran Sunset. Second Graders Write to the Great thnnpkin Mrs. Schumacher's second grade class wrote letters to the Great Pumpkin, last week. You can read them on page 5. As you know, each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the one pumpkin patch that is most sincere. He's a litle like Santa Claus, but has a much more orange-ish complexion. I he didn't rise up out of your pumpkin patch this year, it wasn't sincere enough. I think if the kids pictured above would have had their own patch, he just might have showed up. The fans of the Great Pumpkin are from left to right, front row; Hailey Berg, Aspyn Wilson, Siobhan Kissee, Claire Thompson, Emily Jerome, Colette Bellamy and Natasha Knudson. Back Row: Bryce Wimpfheimer, Levi Johnston, James Larocque, Grant Void, Gavin Ryan, Isaac Garro, and Mrs. Schumacher. .......  ii#iii  :  ii I/'  ii And Speaking of the Great thnnpkin in at somewhere around 300 pounds. Makes you wonder how anyone could vandalize the In celebration of proclamation of Armistice Veteran's Day, the Drayton Day, to be "filled with American Legion Post 159 solemn pride in the heroism and Legion Auxiliary will of those who died in the Welcome North Dakota country's service and with Department Commander gratitude for the victory." In Eugene Kachena, Eastern 1954, President Eisenhower Regional Vice Commander, signed legislation changing Rodney Kadlec and District the name of the federal Two Commander Gordon holiday to Veterans Day, Peterson to a banquet at acknowledging millions of Hasting'sLanding, November World War II and Korean 12th, 2013. War veterans in addition to ..... A social will begin at those of World War I. "On B;00. p.m. followed by a that day," Eisenhower said, free meal, for all Post 159 "let us solemnly remember Legion members, Auxiliary the sacrifices of those who members and spouses, fought so valiantly, on the Members can pay their seas, in the air, and on 2014 dues at the door or by foreign shores, to preserve contacting Dan Rudnick, our heritage of freedom." 701-520-1287 or Darlene When Congress changed the Larson, 701-454-3968, date of observance to the New members are fourth Monday in October, welcome, starting in 1971, state The history of Veterans legislatures, veterans groups Day began in 1919, with and the American people President Woodrow Wilson's urged a return to the original Teien Covenant Harvest Banquet to Feature Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir Choir Composed of Teens and Adults Recovering From Drug and Alcohol Addiction Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge (MnTC) announced that Teien 'Evangelical Covenant Church at Drayton, will host the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir at the Harvest Banquet to be held Sunday November 10th 2013. The choir will perform at their 5:30 p.m. services. The MnTC Choir is known statewtde having performed at over 230 churches in 2012. The choir's contemporary Gospel and Praise songs will be accompanied byinspiring client stories of addiction recovery. Additionally, representatves from the program will be available following the service to answer questions about the programs of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. The event is open to the public and all are welcome. You will be inspired by the message of hope brought by the MnTC Choir. For more than 25 years, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. They are one of the largest, most effective and most affordable programs in the nation with campuses in Minneapolis, Brainerd, Duluth and Rochester, Minnesota. Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge offers both a long-term faith based recovery program and a shorter-term treatment program allowing us to effectively serve individuals with a broad -O:xrm of addiction issues; from those seeking treatment for the first time, to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years. Every Sunday, groups of Teen Challenge residents visit regional churches wehre they share inspirational songs and personal stories of their recovery from addiction. The chor provides a unique learning environment and plays an integral part in the recovery process as residents truly benefit from giving vocal expression tot he life change that they have experienced. Everyone is Welcomer poor old soul, but they did. 311" .d "It 'l /l'l'l 11 Kind of like beating up an urayton Lumeralv00KjeDerg elderly person. Chuck and his pals, a Harvest Festival November 17 held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday November 17th,. A prelude of music by Rachel Dryburgh and the Skjeberg Bell Choir will precede the service. The musical program will also be provided by the Association Free Lutheran Bible School, vocal male quartet. Following the service, the fellowship will continue with lunch in the church basement. Everyone is Welcome! And speaking of the Great Pumpkin. The plump fellow above is Chuck the Pumpkin. Chuck weighed couple of 150 pounders were hanging out in the garden behind the Blawat house this season, having been part of a kid's pumpkin growing project. Chuck's two pals were kidnapped, never to be seen again, and Chuck was hauled out to the railroad tracks and left to become a victim of the Burlington Northern Railroad. Although Chuck was rescued prior to intercepting the train, he was still badly damaged, but managed to make it out in pretty good form for Halloween. The youngsters, and Chuck's adoring fan were overjoyed that he at least survived, but were deeply saddened by the loss of his fellow pumpkins and the The Drayton Lutheran Churchwillhavetheir Harvest Festival Sunday, November 17th at 11 a.m. with a potluck dinner following the service. A vocal quartet fromt he Association Free Lutheran Bible School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, will provide the musical programs. Matthew Dryburgh, son of lay pastor Jon Dryburgh is part of the group. The Skjeberg Lutheran Harvest Festival will be it is such that it makes the inconvenience worth it. Obvious to most, abusing an innocent giant pumpkins grown by kids looking forward to displaying them at Halloween, is neither clever, admirable or funny. lack of their presence on Halloween Eve. A good prank is one that people can admire and respect for its cleverness and ingenuity. While it might cause an inconvenience to the pranked, the spirit of date, and in 1975, President Ford signed legislation authorizing the change. In 1978, the nation's Veterans Day observance reverted to Nov. 11. 1918: This photo, taken in the forest of Compi#gne, shows the railcar that was was given to Ferdinand Foch for military use by the manufacturer, Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits. The railcar was used as a discreet location for reaching an armistice between the Allies and Germany at the 11th hour of the 11th day of November that ended World War I, known then as Yhe Great War.' AA Meetings to Resume Now that beet harvest has ended, AA meetings will agian resume. Meetings are to be held at 8 p.m., Thursday nights. Call 218-526-0264 for additional information. Kip's Soup du Jour Went out to ,Hasting's Landing today to check out the Soup du Jour. Someone had told me they thought it was going to be his Stoganoff Soup, but turned out to be his Turkey Dressing soup. Yup, just like it sounds. Thanksgiving in a bowl. Most delicious. A thick and hardy soup with generous chunks of Turkey and just the right amount of dressing, It becomes part of the mix and it truly hits the spot. Kelly's Sausage of the Week Kelly left about an hour ago. He had planned on making sausage later in the day, but whimped out. He headed out the back door leaving me with letters to the Great Pumpkin, saying, "I'm not going to do sausage tonight. I'll do it tomorrow." Lucky I got loaded up good at Kips earlier, or I might not have survived without the sausage. By the way did I tell you that when l finished the soup I began to understand why they call it an appetizer. I suddenly was famished, so I had one of his 90 pound burgers and a field of fries. So stuffed when I left, I could barely keep my eyes open. So, the fact that Kelly didn't make sausage tonight wasn't as traumatic as it might have been. Tomorrow, he's going to focus on his famed Potato Sausage. I believe he said he was going to make some snack sticks too. I still haven't had a chance to do bits of it on a baked potato, but when I do it will be Polish with Cheddar, bits, and a gallon of sour cream.