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Page 8 November 17th, 2011 i i~ii i iiii!iiiiiiii~ii iiiiiii .... iii iiiiii Valley News & Views The Laiken and Taylor Column Drayton Elementary News and More - With Commentary on the Passing of Cosmo the Frog Hello people of America and other various countries. This is week three of the "Laiken and Taylor Column." We're finally halfway to our special 100th column! (Or the special sixth, but really how special is that?) Congratulations to the third and sixth graders for passing the C.A.R. track. C.A.R. is short for "Children Acting Respectfully." Teachers write out slips for students and classes for doing nice things and behaving. The track has twenty-four spaces, if you pass the track once; you get ice cream! Each extra time you pass the track the prize gets bigger! The latest update on the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade boys' basketball team: they lost again. They played against North Border-Neche, The fourth, fifth, and sixth grade boys' basketball team will have a game on Thursday, November 17th, andTuesday, November 22nd here in the Drayton gym at 5:00 pm. If you're looking for something to do, then why don't you come down and cheer them on. Now I'd like to get serious for a moment. Mrs. Parker, the fifth grade teacher, had three frogs this year, with a few tadpoles also. Now, she only has two frogs (plus the tadpoles.) The frog that died, Taylor's favorite, was named Cosmo, named by Taylor herself, when she took it home one summer. We'd like to have a funeral through this Newspaper Article, even though Cosmo's body is not present. Mrs. Parker flushed him already. Ahem. "Dear Cosmo, even though you are not with us, we hope you are looking down at us right now. We have suffered a terrible loss. And though we could not meet at this funeral in person, we hope you appreciate it all the same. I doubt many people have been to an Underwater Frogs funeral. I now wish Taylor to say a few words." "Cosmo, I remember when you first came to my house. I hope you had a good view from my dresser. I also remember when you first "croaked" at night. It sounded like some sort of telephone. I thought maybe a television was on, and a phone was ringing on it. But obviously it wasn't. My mother and I concluded it was you, Cosmo. But it took us awhile, anyway. I heard you chirp many nights after that. Thank you, Cosmo." Okay Amen Cosmo! Thank you folks, I bet Cosmo appreciated that. I know we said we'd write about the third grade science experiment this week, but they haven't done it yet; so we guess we can't write about it yet. We'll try to next week. Don't like that? So sue us. So ends another week with Laiken and Taylor. I hope you join us next week, where we could write about ANYTHING! Wishing you good weather and safe journeys! Kid of the Week Continued From Page 1 doesn't bother him. This winter he is looking forward to building snowmen and snow forts, lots of them. He is also looking forward to ambushing his sisters with snowballs .... Except for his baby sister. Speaking of winter, he told me that he's looking forward to Christmas and thinks that he just might get a remote controlled car this year. Inside, Alden likes to watch some television, his favorite television characters being Itchy and Scratchy from the Simpsons. He also has two Star Wars light sabers and enjoys an occasional dual with his sisters. When it comes to meals, Alden has two favorite meals. He loves chicken, or turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes and for that reason is really looking forward to Thanksgiving. He also really- really likes it when his room makes macaroni and cheese with cut up hotdogs in the mix. Somehow we got on the subject of pumpkin pie. He told me his mom was making the real deals this year, cooking down some pumpkins that didn't get turned into jack-o-lanterns and making homemade pies. He must pay close attention when she's making them, because he describe boiling them up and removing the skins, adding eggs to the mix and lots of cinnamon. He really enjoys it when his mom gives him the mixing spoon to snack on. What was the last thing Alden did, that his folks told him not to, but did anyway? It was a bad one.., he played with fire and he got caught. I said, "I bet that didn't go well, did it?" Alden shook his head and told me it wasn't good. So, I asked him how long it was before he could sit down again and he told me about a day. We both ended up agreeing that playing with fire was a bad idea. We changed the subject and from there it all got quite scientific. Alden told me he'd like to be a doctor when he grows up. I asked him why a doctor and he told me, "because he's never got to see a heart and he'd like to see one." Apparently he's considered the problem some because he explained that you can't just open someone up and look at their heart. He said you have to make them pass out first and then you check out their hearts while they're asleep. If he could change one thing in the world, what would it be? He'd like to take the moon and smash it. Not out of meanness, but out of scientific interest. He'd just to see what would happen. He noted that the Earth could end up wobbly and off kilter, not to mention the loss of tides. If he couldbringsomething back from the past, what would it be? His great-great- great grandfather, because he never got to see him. We really covered a whole lot more ground than noted here. To compile it all would have required volumes. By the time we were finished, Alden had pretty much run me through the mill. So, we took the traditional picture and Alden returned to class and I left trying to figure out how I was going to gather it all together. So thanks Alden for the challenging thoughts. This old brain hasn't had a workout like that for a long time. I really think you'll be a good doctor some day, although I can also see you wandering the world with a big magnifying glass studying bugs. Maybe have your own television show. Thanks too for taking the time to talk to us and for being this week's Kid of the November Fall Specials Winter Hours 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thanks for the Great Harvest! 32 Ounce Powerade 2 For $2.50 PLAY the North Dakota Lottery HERE! Men's Greenbay Men's Nationwide 14" Pac Boot 11" PaC BOOt =NK01"~ .'-.'WKBO ~ OX Reg. s64W Reg. s64.9~ Women's Acadia Pac Boot #WK2014X Reg. s64.~ Valley News and Views Winner of the 2010 Animal,s Republic Pullet Egg Prize for Excellence In Journalism and Marginal Lawn Care. Subscribe Today! 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