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Page2 and Notices November 21st 2013 ..... : :: :: : : Valley News and Views In 1948, the people of North Dakota voted to levy a one mill statewide property tax to help fund the UND Medical Center. They did it because they wanted doctors. Even though the levy was no longer necessary, they voted against repealing it in the 1980 primary election. They wanted more doctors. In November, 1982, they again voted against repealing the one mill property levy. They wanted more doctors. The 2013 Legislative Assembly appropriated $125 million for a new Medical School building. Legislators all around the state voted for the building because they wanted more doctors. Then the Assembly passed Resolution 4002 mandating a study of health providers, especially in rural areas. It wants more doctors. So let it be clearly understood. The people of North Dakota are pouring millions of dollars into the Med School because they want more doctors. As provided in state law, the purpose of the Medical School is to upgrade medical services in North Dakota. Not in the nation, not in the region, but in North Dakota. And the greatest shortage is family practitioners interested in going to the underserved communities of the state. Recruiting medical students for smaller communities poses some major problems: (1) choosing family practice over a more romantic and profitable specialty; (2) the after-hours obligations of family practice, and (3) accepting the lifestyle of smaller communities. Comparatively speaking, family practitioners are often on duty more hours a day than specialists. Family practitioners deal with a wider range of medical emergencies; specialists confine their skills to a repetitive practice. Family practitioners are rewarded with half the pay of the specialists. Family practitioners in rural communities have more limited social opportunities than specialists in larger cities. It is obvious that to be a family practitioner requires a different setofpersonalvalues than that of specialists. The recruitment process must recognize these differences. A "values" screening process is necessary to find students with a compassion for people that makes the sacrifices of family practice in smaller communities worthwhile. The next challenge is recruiting students who want to practice in smaller communities because they grew up in rural North Dakota and don't need to be persuaded about the merit of community values. Medical students from Fargo, Bismarck, Sioux Falls and Minneapolis 11 not spend their careers in the Mohalls, Cooperstowns or Killdeers. We can bribe them with payment of their loans, grants for five years of service and other inducements, but they will bail out as soon as they have met their obligations. We need to support students who have the heart to serve the rural areas of North Dakota. The family practitioner candidates with rural roots ought to be the beneficiaries of all of the subsidies, grants and aid available to medical students. The next crucial step in buildingacadreofcommunity family practitioners is getting ND graduates to complete their 3-year residency training in North Dakota. North Dakota currently has state-supported primary care residency sites in the four major cities. Unfortunately, these residencies have not attracted enough North Dakota students. Only about five UND Med School graduates per year choose to compete their training in a North Dakota primary care residency program. That isn't enough. Now folks in the Med School may think they are doing everything they can to get North Dakota more family practitioners. The truth is that none of us ever does all we can. And the message is that North Dakota wants more doctors. Regular and Special Meetings September 10th, 2013 "Thanksgiving' is celebrated in different ways and at different times around the world, usually with a folklorethatincludes feasting, harmony, celebration of peace, family in-gatherings and in most origin-stories is harvest-related with divine thankfulness. Earliest references refer to America as the "first" Thanksging, with the painted image of American Indians sharing food with the Puritans. In fact, a three- day celebration did occur in Jamestown, VA in 1610 with 53 Pilgrims and 90 American Indians, except that the Natives in the historic painting from the 1800s were dressed in Great Plains regalia and many historians doubt that Pilgrims dressed in the depicted attire at that time. President George Washington proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving in 1777, after a victory over the British in the Battle of Saratoga, which early on often linked the day to military successes. Tradition was that Thanksgiving Day be celebrated on the last Thursday of November, but FDR broke tradition in 1939 when five Thursdays were on the calendar. As no federal designation had been made, 23 Republican states celebrated on November 30 and 22 Democratic states chose November 23, according to Wikipedia. On October 6th, 1941, the US Congress officially declared a federal holiday on the last Thursday of November. 1 DOj vu. These days, Thanksgiving for many is a four-day weekend, filled with some original remnants perhaps, : but mostly highlighted .by shopping, football, parades, Emanuelson joined the meeting. Discussion was held concerning Midland Township roads. Supt. Schtieve is to contact township officials with concems about the safety of 155th Avenue Northeast. Supt. Schlieve informed the board on the following issues: Dates to Note Monthly Readings: Articles from the Grand Forks Herald concerning the new funding formula for school districts. Building Projects Update Board Contact Information Super Regional Update Extended School Day Program Update Act Results and Additional Information There being no further business before this Board, Emanuelson made a motion to adjourn this meeting. Brosius seconded the motion, and upon vote, the motion carried unanimously. This record of the proceedings of this meeting is subject to review and change at the next regular board meeting to be held October 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM. MARK HATLOY HY C.J. SCHLIEVE This is a record of the proceedings of the special meeting of the Drayton School Boar d that was held September 10, 2013 at the school at 7:00 pm. Members present: Hatioy, Brosius, Littlejohn Members absent: Emanuelson, Larson Also Present: Supt. Schlieve, Dean Ralston, Harold Peterson Presiding: Hatloy This meeting is mandated by Legislative action and to be held annually prior to the Board adopting This is a record of the proceedings of the regular meeting of the Drayton School Board that was held September 10, 2013, at the school at 7:30 PM. Members present: Hatloy, Brosius, Littlejohn Members absent: Emanuelson, Larson Also Present: Hy C. J. Schlieve, Dean Ralston Presiding: Hatloy Littlejohn made a motion to approve the amended agenda (Tuition Agreement, Transportation Discussion, Township Roads and Open Enrollment) as presented by Supt. Schlieve. Brosius seconded the motion, and upon vote, the motion carried unanimously. Littlejohn made a motion to approve the consent agenda, the August 13, 2013 minutes, financial reports and bills (to be reviewed at the October meeting) as presented. Brosius seconded the motion, and upon vote, the motion carried unanimously. Supt. Schlieve presented communications from the following: DPI - ImmunizationANeather Related Closure/AdvanceED NDSBA Convention Registration Annual School Law Seminar Reports were given for the following items: North Valley Career & Tech Center Pembina County Special Education Waish-Pembina Administrators RRVEC REA Hot Lunch Activities Principal/AD Brosius made a motion to adopt the following policy statements: FC (Student Safety & Supervision), FC-E (Missing Student Reporting Form), and to table ABBA (North Dakota's Comprehensive Model School Policy for Tobacco Use) until the October regular board meeting. Littlejohn seconded the motion, and upon vote, the motion carried unanimously. the extended family for such activities. The month of November has two federal holidays, Thanksgiving and Veterans Day, and both celebrations have a connection to giving thanks, like "Thank you for your Service." Veterans Day too had a rather "bumpy" beginning, originating as "Armistice Day" when WWI was ended on the llth hour of thellth day of the llth month. President Wilson first issued a proclamation in 1919 for States to "commemorate with thanksgiving".. (that).. "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." In 1938, Congress changed the day to Veterans Day, and in 1954, President Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day, proclaiming that "the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose" as a federal holiday to honor American veterans of all wars." In 1968, a"Uniform Holiday law" designatedVeterans Day on a Monday (for a three- day weekend) and went into effect for October 25, 1971. However, President Ford in September 1975 restored November llth for Veterans Day, effective in 1978, and it has remained as the original historic day since. DGj vu all over again as Yogi Berra is quoted saying. When Europeans look at our history, they sometimes poke fun at us. Churchill once said, "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." In rural communities, Thanksgiving is traditionally more home-centered with greater emphasis on extended families getting together. Most often the two holidays in November call attention to America's core values of freedom and to those family members who defended these values in history or in present time. I interviewed a 91-year-old WWII veteran last Saturday who lost his brother in the Normandy invasion. The brothers grew up on a farm and spoke Norwegian at home with the grandparents and English with the parents and at school. Both were drafted and eventually were assigned to England. The brother was trained in a special airborne unit made up of Norwegian- speaking Americans with a military contingency plan to invade Norway, join up with resistance forces and attack the German Army from all directions. Both were at airfields near London but were never able to meet - letters were the only communications. When D-Day happened, he was deployed into France, engaged in the Battle of the Bulge under General Patton's "Hell on Wheels" Division and was killed by a sniper bullet in the liberation of southern Netherlands near the Belgium and German borders. His collection of letters and a family genealogy book, almost literally, have a "seat" at the table during Thanksgiving. Thirteen percent of the American population is veterans. November is a month when we celebrate Thanksgiving and honor our veterans- in the fall with Veterans Day and spring during Memorial Day - like two bookends that hold upright our history and heritage. Although Thanksgiving for most families is a four- day "holiday," the time at the family table and the stories, 333.19 G&k SERVICES 42.60 GERRELL'S SPORT CENTER, INC. 711.48 GF HERALD 85.26 GRAFTON AUTO ELECTRIC 42.52 HALCROW'S INC 354.88 HELM ENTERPRISES 488.01 HILLCREST COUNTRY CLUB 50.00 HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO 1,500.00 JOHN R. GREEN 48.27 JPMORGAN 429.00 KEITH ANDERSON 120.00 KENNEDY, ALLI 80.00 KODA INSURANCE 3,721.00 KRINGSTAD CONSTRUCTION 210.00 KRINGSTAD CONSTRUCTION (210.00) LEE, RACHEL 376.96 LEE, RACHEL 9.00 LIBRARY STORE, THE 262.30 LUNSETH PLUMBING AND HEATING 67.52 MAKEMUSIC 184.00 MARC 141.62 MARC 228.71 ND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT 2,511.98 ND TEACHER FUND FOR RETIREMENT 17,737.19 NDATL 30.00 NDCEL 190.00 NDCEL 190.00 NDDpI 25.00 NDDP1150.00 DHS OCTOBER 2013 EXPENSES ADVANCED MIDWEST REGION 150.00 AFLAC 1,230.61 AGRI- VALLEY - GRAND FORKS 1,052.34 ALTRU HEALTH SYSTEM 50.00 ASSURANT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 99.91 ASSURANT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 401.72 ASSURANT HEALTH 401.72 ASSURANT HEALTH (401.72) ATLAS PEN & PENCIL CaRP 65.81 BARTON BUS SALES 791.98 B C / BS OF ND 11,026.20 BF_.AUDOIN, which are exchange across generations, are what hold the most meaning. Supt. Schlieve presented the following policies for first reading: ACBD, ACBD-E1, ACBD-E2, ACBD- E3, ACBD-E4, ACBD-E5, ACBD-E6, ACBD-E7, ACBD-E8, ACBD-E9, ACBD-E10, ACBD-E11 and ACBD- R. Supt. Schlieve presented the following policies for distribution, FAAA-E, FACB-E, FACB-E2, FGA- E3 and ABBA (re-revised) Littlejohn made a motion to approve the 2013 - 2014 budget as presented by Supt. Schlieve. Revenue General Fund $2,514,596.00 Expenditures General Fund $2,827,293.00 Projected Ending Balance $300,510.00 Brosius seconded the motion, and upon vote, the motion carried unanimously. Brosius made a motion to accept the resignations of Desirae Osowski (dishwasher) and Rachel Lee (speech coach). Littlejohn seconded the motion, and upon vote, the motion carried unanimously. Littlejohn made a motion to pursue an agreement with Kittson Central School for students from Minnesota attending school in Drayton. Brosius seconded the motion, and upon vote, the motion carried unanimously. Brosius made a motion to accept two open enrollment applications from the Grafton School District. Littlejohn seconded the motion, and upon vote, the motion carried unanimously. It was the consensus of the board to table the Strategic Planning Meeting. Discussion was held concerning a letter received from the Grafton School District concerning the transportation Drayton School is providing for students of the Grafton School District to attend school through open enrollment in Drayton. Supt. Schlieve is to draft a letter to Supt. Maus and Grafton School Board regarding the issue. Valley News and Views 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. 009. 0 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. TV extravagancies and "getaways," with maybe a turkey sandwiched in with a budget. Discussion was held concerning this past Legislative session ending in May, 2013, in which the funding formula was changed dramatically, which will result in taxpayers seeing a redfJction in the mills assessed and the taxes being levied. There being no further business before the Board, Brosius made a motion to adjourn this meeting. Littlejohn seconded the motion, and upon vote, the motion carried unanimously. This record of the proceedings of this meeting is subject to change at the next regular board meeting to be held October 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM. MARK HATLOY HY C.J, SCHLIEVE SEPTEMBER EXPENSES ACME TOOLS 2,750.00 AFLAC 1,230.61 AGRI-VALLEY - GRAND FORKS 413.13 ASSURANT HEALTH 5,565.72 AVERA PACE 200.00 BC/ BS OF ND 12,116.00 BC/BS OF ND 11,543.60 BIG JIM'S TIRE UP NORTH 30.49 BLUE CROSS/ BLUE SHEILD OF ND 906.00 BRIAN CHARBONNEAU 300.00 CAMERON LII-FLEJOHN 100.00 CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY CO 55.23 CAVALIER CHRONICLE, THE 28.00 CITY OF DRAYTON 316.05 DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP 140.00 DISCOVERY BENEFITS, INC 1,546.54 DISCOVERY BENEFITS, INC 1,200.00 DISCOVERY BENEFITS, INC 55.00 DRAYTON DRUG 21.02 ED'S LAWNCARE 1,345.00 EDUCATION WEEK 84.94 EMBROIDERY PLUS 101.94 FOLLETF EDUCATIONALSERVlCES 217.14 FORKS FREIGHTLINER Attention American Crystal Sugar Beet Growers brand to American Crystal Sugarbeet growers and expand their suport of the Sugarbeet Industry. 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