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Valley News and Views Page 7 November 28th 2013 I saw this on Facebook a few days ago -"Black Friday: because only in America people trample each other for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they alreadyhave". This statement identifies a struggle most of us face all to often. We are thankful; we try to remember to be thankful for our many blessings even when it's not Thanksgiving, but every once in a while a less attractive side of human nature finds its way to the forefront of our life. Today I want to share a few things for which we can be thankful every day. First, that God provides for the basic needs of His children. "I have been young and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread" (Psalm 37:25). The key to this blessing is Matthew 6:33 - "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Second. I am thankful that even if Obamacare fails, is over-priced, even collapses, there is a God to whom I may turn who says, "I am the Lord that healeth thee" (Exodus 16:26). Psalm 103:3 says God is the One "who...healeth all thy diseases." Third. I am thankful that when I call on God, humbly confessing and turning from all my sins "He is faithful and just to forgive my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness" (I John 1:9). I may not always display a thankful attitude. There may be times when I want more than I need. I may even get up in the wee hours of the morning and take part in Black ' Friday, but with God's help I will be thankful everyday for who He is and what He does for me. By pastor leroy aufenkamp It is not too early to start thinking of Christmas gift ideas for your favorite senior citizen. We have gift certificates available for senior meals and for transit rides. Senior meal gift certificates are a great gift for your loved one who participates in the senior meal program. The gift certificates can be used for congregate meals at the senior center or for home delivered meals for qualified individuals. Each gift certificate is $4.00 and a person can purchase as many as they would like. We also have transit punch cards available. Punch cards are for $10 and drivers cross out the amount of the fare when the passenger rides. Punch cards can be used for rides in Drayton, or to Grafton and Grand Forks. December "Whimsical Wednesdays" will be: December 4th: John Johnson and Revel Sapa from Options will talk about the Affordable Care Act. December 1 lth: Jon Brosseau will provide Christmas music. December 18th: Elementary students from Drayton Public School will perform Christmas music. We had several donations of squash this fall and have had several delicious meals of squash. Thank you Mary Hanson, Clarice Karboviak and Danny Rudnick. Danny even came in and helped cut up the squash he donated as they were quite large and required a little strength to cut. If you are looking for inexpensive Christmas decorations or gifts, check out the "Rummage Room" at the Sugar Bowl Senior Citizens Center. Donations for the "Rummage Room" come in almost weekly and stock is rotated. There is currently a display of Christmas items and several sweatshirts for winter warmth. Thursday November 28th Closed Thanksgiving Holiday Senior Meals Through Friday December 13th Wednesday December 4th Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Beets, and Fruit Tuesday December lOth Porcupine Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Normandyl Thanksgiving Holiday Monday December 2nd Baked Potato, Whole Kernel Corn, Pineapple and Bitzy Brownie Tuesday December 3rd Sloppy Joe on WW Bun, Vegetable Chowder, Soda Crackers, Three Bean Salad and Mandarin Orange Pork Chop, Pars led Potato; Pork Roast Mashed Potatoes Mixed Vegetables, Pudding with Fruit and Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Friday December 6th Chili, Baked Poatao, Carrots, Pineapple Ring and Dessert Monday December 9th Chix Wild Rice Casserole, Green Beans, Pineapple and Cranberry Sauce Peas and Carrots and : ple Crisp with Toppings Thursday December 12th Cracker Crumb Fish, Hash Brown Bake, Mixed Vegetables and Fruit Gelatin with Topping Friday December 13th Salmonloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Peas and Fruit Sauce All meals served with whole wheat bread, margarine and 1% milk. Suggested donation is $4.00, Under 60, $6.75. Pernbina County Meals and Transportation -Call: ! Obituary Ruth Pribula, 77 Ruth Pribula, 77, of EastGrand Forks, MN died Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Village, East Grand Forks, MN. Ruth Estella Pribula was born on October 17, 1936 in Oslo, MN the daughter of Alf and Hulda (Gulbranson) Elden. Ruth grew up in Oslo, MN and graduated from Oslo High School in 1955. On June 30, 1955 she was united in marriage to Lambert Pribula in East Grand Forks, MN. Ruth worked at Associated Potato in Drayton, ND and Hugo's in Grand Forks. She also volunteered at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Warren, MN. Ruth is survived by a daughter, Marie Pribula of Drayton, ND and son, Ronald Pribula of Salt Lake City, UT; sister, Irene Hurd of Grand Forks, ND; brothers, Karl (Kathy) Elden of Big Lake, MN and Ole (Kim) Elden of Thief River Falls, MN; four grandchildren, Melissa, Danielle, Brandon and Jon; two great-grandchildren, Max and Ave and several nieces and nephews.. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lambert; son, Raymond Pribula; two brothers, Allan and Erling; two infant siblings, Ida Christine and John Elden. Memorial service was held Wednesday, November 27, in Dahl Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, MN. Interment will be in the Mesopotamia Cemetery, Rural Oslo, MN. Online Guestbook: www. Arrangements were provided by Dahl Funeral Home. Obituary Travis Gierszewski, 36 Travis Gierszewski, 36, Grand Forks, died Friday, November 22, 2013 as the result of an automobile accident near Thompson, North Dakota. Travis Matthew Gierszewski was born June 5, 1977 at Grafton, North Dakota to Lawrence and Doreen. He was raised and educated in Drayton, North Dakota, graduating from Drayton High School in 1995. He attended Mayville State University, and later transferred to UND where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. He married Amy Hammon on June 12, 2004 at Rochester, Minnesota. They have lived in Grand Forks since their marriage. Travis was currently a partner in B & G Construction in Grand Forks. Travis enjoyed all sports including playing golf, softball, basketball and hunting. Above all Travis was a true family man and a dear friend to so many. He spent his life surrounding himself with people he loved. Travis is survived by his wife, Amy, Grand Forks; children, Justin, Paytn, Preslie, and Paris, all at home; parents, Doreen (Tom) Steenerson and Lawrence (Sherry) Gierszewski, all of Grand Forks; siblings, Lisa (Travis) Bursinger, Grand Forks, Devin (Alesha) Gierszewski, Portland, ND, Brady Steenerson, Grand Forks, andTyson Gierszewski, Grand Forks; grandmothers, Carol Knudson, Agate, ND, Edith Gierszewski, Grafton, ND, and Margery Steenerson, Drayton, ND; step-sisters, Stacy (Art) Specht, Lakeville, Prairie Fare Continued From Page 10 Add onion, carrots and pepper and garlic. Saut until vegetables are tender- crisp. Add canned tomatoes, chicken broth and spices and simmer for 10 minutes. Add turkey and beans and heat thoroughly. Season to taste and serve. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if desired. Makes eight servings. Each serving has 260 calories, 3.5 grams (g) of fat, 29 g of protein, 26 g of carbohydrate, 8 g of fiber and 400 milligrams of sodium, (Julie 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.) MN, Suzanne (Pat) VanHeel, Willow River, MN; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Benard Knudson, Conrad Gierszewski, Marlen Steenerson, and his aunt, Denise Schneider. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 27, in University Lutheran Church, Grand Forks. Interment will be in Thompson Cemetery, Thompson, North Dakota. University Lutheran Church in Grand Forks will receive memorials for benefit of the family. Arrangements were with Amundson Funeral Home, Grand Forks. Online guest registration is available at www. amundsonfuneralhome. corn In Memory Of Shane R. Bjerke 10-6-71 to 11-28-11 I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times andbright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun Of happy memories that I leave When life is done. Forever in our hearts. Family and Friends of Shane Bjerke These Announcements Sponsored By Adamson-Austin Funeral Home 701-454-3333 Dr. Tom Dunham Optometrist 701-464-3340 Larson Semi-Trailer Sales 218-455-3341 Motel 66 Drayton 701-454-6464 David L. Petersen Attorney ' 70 145#-'35 1!5 Drayton Chiropractic 701-454-3555 This Space for Rent Northdale Oil 701-454-3342 Drayton Insurance Agency 701-464-3317 Kelly's Country Market 701-454-3811 Ed's Lawn Care 701-360-3256 Valley News and Views 701-360-3005 !i! !i iiili i i i i,!i! )i, ! i/ii:! i!illili i! i: i!ii !i!ii '' ..........