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Valley News & Views Page 5 November 22nd, 2012 .....................................  ; Is it possible to be both thankflfl and unthankful at the same time about the same thing? I would say "yes'. For example, I am also thankful that after a hot, dry summer we received both rain and snow in sufficient amounts to help us going into the winter, but I am not thankful that it came just as beet harvest began or that it continued until the last beet was frozen in the rain- soaked field. Finally, while I am not thankful that at times I still sin, I am thankful for I John 2:1, which says, "My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." Jesus is God's gift to humanity-- "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). I am thankful that through faith in Jesus Christ my sinful past is forgiven. I am thanicful that He gave me eternal life when I believed in and surrender my life to Him. And I am thankful that this same gift of new life now and eternally is for "whosoever believes in Jesus" by pastor leroy aufenkamp Leah Austi]ord, who has been our Outreach Worker, has taken over van driving duties in the Cavalier area. Because of her new driving responsibilities, she recently attended a driver certification class in Minot-Passenger Service and Safety, Defensive Driving and Maltreatment Awareness were the topics covered in the three day class. The Outreach Program is being eliminated by the state and replaced with a new program called Options Counseling-Aging & Disability Resource Link. Leah will continue to visit people in their homes who are receiving or requesting home delivered meals. There is still an assessment form that needs to be completed to qualify people for home delivered meals. The change to our program is that the HDM assessment is now considered part of the meal program and not part of the Outreach Program. Leah will now be known as the Home Delivered Meal Manager. She will continue to talk with clients about other needs they may have and make referrals for them to agencies that may be able to help with those needs. The change for us is that we will not be actively seeking out people to see what needs they may have. Leah will only be visiting people who are receiving or requesting home delivered meals. Clients with other needs will be referred to the Options Counseling - Aging & Disability Resource Link office at the Greater Grand Forks Senior Citizen Association. They will be providing Options Counseling for our whole region which includes the counties of Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh. This change in services is a federal program change. We are not sure how it is going to work; the first year will be a learning experience and a challenge. We have two Alzheimer's Association classes coming up. Ashley Magner from the Alzheimer's Association will present "Understanding MemoryLoss" onWednesday, November 14th, and "Caring Through The Holidays" on Wednesday, November 28th. The presentations will be at 12:25 p.m. at the Drayton Senior Citizen Center. The public is invited to attend. Senior Meals Through Friday November 30th Thursday November 22nd Tuesday November 27th Sauce Closed ForThanksgiving Hamburger on WW Bun, Thursday November29th Friday November 23rd Vegetable Beef Soup, Soda Salmon Loaf, Mashed Crackers, Romaine Salad with Potatoes, Creamed Peas and Closed For Thanksgiving Dressing and Ambrosia Cup Pears in Gelatin Monday November 26th Wednesday November 28th Friday November 30th BBQ Ribs, Baked Potato, Porcupine Meatballs, Parslied Pineapple Glazed Pork Chop, California Blend Vegetables Potato, mixed Vegetables, Parslied Potato, Beets and and Baked Apple with Orange Slice and Peach Cinnamon Pineapple All meals served with whole wheat bread, margarine and 1% milk. Suggested donation is $4.00, Under 60, $6.75. Pembina County Meals and Transportation - Call: 454-6586 Prairie Fare Continued From Page 8 are fork-tender. Remove pot roast and vegetables; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid, if necessary. Measure 1 1/2 cups of cooking liquid and return to stockpot; stir in flour mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir two to three minutes or until thickened. Carve pot roast into thin slices; serve with vegetables and gravy. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Serves eight. Each serving has 380 calories, 17 grams (g) of fat, 22 g of carbohydrate and 4 g of fiber. (]ulie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., R.D., L.R.D., is a North Dakota State University Extension Service food and nutrition specialist and professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences.) Obituary Winnifred 'Winnie Winnifred 'Winnie' Bloomquist, 88, of rural East Drayton in MN, passed away quietly on Thursday morning, November 8, 2012, at Woodside Village in Grand Forks, ND. Winnifred Lucie Halcrow was born April 6, 1924, to John and Winnifred (McIntosh) Halcrow in Bowesmont, ND. Winnie attended school and graduated from Bowesmont High School, attended NDSU and received her BA in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and Theta Sigma Phi (Journalism). Winnie was the Woman's Page Editor and feature writer for the Daily Pioneer newspaper in Mandan, ND, for several years. She married Harvey Bloomquist on Dec. 12, 1948, and moved to the Bloomquist farm where they worked together raising various crops, livestock and their family. She loved to entertain, and holidays always found her fixing a delicious meal for family and friends and making sure everyoneenjoyedthemselves. Winnie enjoyed traveling with Harvey throughout the US and Canada, as well as many countries around the world. They traveled with People-to-People to South American, Australia and New Zealand and enjoyed travels to Scotland, Shetland, Japan, Saudi Arabia and many countries in Europe. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in 1998, shortly before Harvey passed away in March 1999. Winnie's long life was filled with many varied interests and community involvement including: Girl Scout Leader, Teien 4-H club leader, Order of the Eastern Star, Kittson County Republican chairwoman, American Lutheran Church Women officer and District delegate. Curling was her passion. She was an active member of the Drayton Curling Club and the Grafton Curling Club. After being selected for the 1976 Scots Tour with the US Women's Curling Association (USWCA), she served as a delegate to the USWCA Board and as president ' Bloomquist, 88 1987-1988. Winnie was instrumental in starting the USWCA Friendship Tour for women curlers in the US and Canada that continues to today. Winnie also served as a delegate from North Dakota to the Board of Directors of the United States Curling Association (USCA) for many years and served as USCA president 1996-1997. Winnie was one of only two women to have held both posts. Winnie traveled to many bonspiels, curling championships, and World Curling events in Canada, Sweden, Scotland, Switzerland, and Japan. Winnie loved her cabin at the Northwest Angle on Lake of the Woods where she enjoyed fishing with Harvey, picnicking on the islands, bird watching, cross-country skiing in the winter, quiet time just writing and reading in the cabin. She collected antiques and operated a shoppe named Poo's Corner, "by appointment only". Her extensive knowledge of antique glassware was much respected. Poo's Corner was also the name of her popular weekly column in the Valley News andViews, which ran for many years. She wrote poetry at times, and her poem about the little town of Bowesmont is memorialized in stone at the historic Bowesmont Methodist Church, the last surviving building. Winnie edited several books in the community including the 100th anniversary Church History book, "Skjeberg, a People, a Church: 1883-1993" for the Skjeberg Lutheran Church of rural Teien, Minnesota, where she was a faithful member for over 60 years. She taught Sunday School and served the ALCW (Ladies Aid) in many ways. Winnie is survived by her children, Laura, Priscilla, Tim (Kim) and Dan (Dawn); 7 grandchildren, Sarah and James Hammond; Jessica, Alex, and Kristina McDaniel; Raeann Thirlwall and Kayla (David) Holmes; sister-in- law Dorothy Halcrow; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Her two rescue dogs, Snowy and Bitsy, also survive her. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Winnifred; herbrothers, John, Harold and sister-in-law, Eleanor; her sister, Eleanor and brother-in-law Bob; and her beloved husband of 50 years, Harvey. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Drayton Ambulance Service, the USWCA, USCA or the Alzheimer's Association http://www.alz. org Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 14 in the Skjeberg Lutheran Church, rural Drayton, followed by interment in the Skieberg Cemetery. Rev. Patrick McCormack and Rev. Dan Faust, presided. Marlys Nelson, organist; Lyndon Johnson, soloist and Brian Solum, bagpipes. Casket bearers were James Hammond, Alex McDaniel, Earl Mattson, Joey Hauert, Bob Halcrow and Ken Halcrow. Austin Funeral Home in Drayton. The Austin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. The Drayton Booster Club would like to thank everyone that contributed to the success of our 4th annual Halloween Party. Without you this would never happen: Drayton Gaming, American Crystal, KodaBank, True North Equipment, Hastings Landing, C-Store, Kelly's Country Market, Drayton School, Taryn Landowski, Ardis Olson, Kim Dahl, Greg Pollestad, Kerri Stegman, Wayne Stegman, Larry Ritzo, Joyce Tuttle, Kristi Juhl, Judie Gozdal, Jan Maurstad, Barb Visness, Roberta Corrick, Rhonda Steffan, Amber Cummings, Sheila Peterson, Jim Peterson, Deb Kuznia, Marie Carlin, Mandy Carlin, Sandy Bratlie, Sharon Elden, Tracie Prigge, Henry Head, James & Molly Warren, Rob Boll, Jeremy Behm, Elizabeth Eng, Polly Pokrzywinski, Kayla Eide, Stormy Larocque, Dean Boura, Angela Hollingsworth All the kids that helped with the carnival. Everyone that baked for our cake walk and supper. If we forgot anyone, we are very sorry! Again Thanks for all the help! The Drayton Ambulance Service would like to thank the following for their memorials donations: WINNIFRED BLOOMQUIST MEMORIALS Irene Stellon Donna and Ernest Bostad Doris lensen Teien Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Steve Grosz Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Mass United Methodist Church Pastor Gary Johnson the month, LWML ! Church Related Events and i i i i iiiii iii ii i Drayton Lutheran Parish Rev. Peter Schiefelbein Service 7:00 p.m. Evening Service These Announcements Sponsored By KodaBank Adamson-Austin Funeral Home 701-454-3333 Dr. Tom Dunham Optometrist 701-454-3340 Larson Semi-Trailer Sales 218-455-3341 Motel 66 Drayton 701-454-6464 David L. 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