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Valley News and Views Page 3 December 5th 2013 Down Our Street On Saturday afternoon, I fought the throngs of Columbia Mall shoppers to attend Mr. Gardner's book signing at Ferguson Books & Media. This would be myfirst time at a book signing. Mr. Gardner was seated out front at a long table with copies of all three of his published books. Coincidentally, the table resembled 'study hall' seating from my youth at DHS. Neatly laid out, 2011's "The Song is Ended", 2012's "The Dark Between the Stars", & newly published "Meatball Birds & Seven Other Stories" validated Mr. Gardner's status as an established author. I was surprised to learn it took nearly 20 years to publish his first novel. As I approached, I felt important in the company of such home town celebrity! He eagerly signed a copy of 'Meatball Birds' & added an extra note. I captured the moment with myphone camera. Intrigued by the title, I skipped ahead to the 'Meatball Birds' story. It gives bird watching a new meaning & takes aviation to Calendar of Even ts Sugar Bowl Senior Center Regular Activities Noon Potluck - The First Sunday of Every Month at the Sugar Bowl Senior Center. Everyone welcome! Bone Builder Exercise Class Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 1030 a.m. Bingo - Every Monday at 2 p.m. Cards (Spite and Malice) Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Health Maintenance Clinic (Foot Care) 4th Monday of each month from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Strike up the Band at Story Hour Story Lady will be the leader of the "hand in a bag" at December Story Hour for Drayton. She will read stories such as DON'T PLAYMUSIC NEXT TO THE ZOO, CHUCK'S BAND & IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO THE MOVIES. The flannel graph story will be "Pete the Cat, the Wheels on the Bus". For our craft we will make jingling bells and the write-your-own-story is Violet's Violin. Beat the band to one of these sessions: December 16th--Tracy's Day Care at 10:00AM andoDrayton 1st Grade at I:30PM; December 17th--Drayton Preschool at 9:30AM & I:30PM and Drayton Kindergarten at 10:00AM. Drayton AA Now Meeting Thursdays at 8 p.m. Call 218-526-0264 for additional information. December 7th Drayton's Old Fashioned Christmas - Really, it's not that far off. Vendors start planning, idea folks, let's hear your ideas, early. Everyone else, plan on attending. Everyone welcome to pitch in. After all, it is Christmas. Almost. Interests,ideas, projects, programs and the like, email this paper at valleynv@ polarcomm.com Phil the Rat Sings Sinatra In the Animals' Republic - Saturday December 14th - In the Republic's Amphitheater under the stars. Begins at 8 p.m. Don't forget to bring a heavy blanket. Later, dance to the crazy Calypso sounds of Vinny Mouse and his orchestra. December 19th - The Northwest Community Action, Inc. Board of Directors will hold their regular scheduled meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the Badger office. Pembina County Public Transportation Schedule November 2013 Transportation for people of all ages for medical appointments, shopping, visiting, banking, hair appointments, etc. Local Transportation In Drayton- Fare $3 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Transportation to Grafton- Fare $6 Monday Through Friday Transportation to Grand Forks- Fare $12 Wednesdays For Reservations Call 454-6586 Valley News and Views 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. 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. O Picture of "yours truly" and Mr. Gardner at his Ferguson Bookstore, book signing last Saturday. Sorry for the blur, but a memorable picture. new heights. Thanks for the 'good read' Mr. Gardner! November 20th-30th: Joyce McFarland arrived in Laguna Beach, CA to visit daughter Janelle Hilton. The pair took in a few nightspots: Mastro's Ocean Club, Newport Beach, St. Regis Monarch Beach, & Selanne Steak Tavern. Selanne Steak Tavern is owned by Anaheim Duck great Teemu Selanne & located fn a historical Laguna Beach building built in 1934. Joyce & Janelle spent Thanksgiving enjoying Big Bear Mtn. snow & Big Bear City, CA Christmas tree lighting. November 21st: My aunt Connie (Simmons) Peterson celebrated her 80th birthday! Along with family, Connie served football 'tailgaters' cake. November 22nd: Jason Hjelmstad enjoyed birthday celebration at Speedway Continued On Page 6 IJr, uah wLth the rJuetck! h I,ec Beauchan]l) Our4 th of/ulyparticipation in the Langdon 125th Celebration didn't begin and end with our taking part in the art show mentioned last week. Shortly after being contacted by the Langdon Chamber of Commerce we began making plans as to the best way for the Brush Bunch to have a good showing. Of course showing our art was number one and a float in the parade, which was in the planning stages, was a must. Every birthday party needs a "Birthday Cake". Mary Ellen and Carol came up with the idea and the design. The accompanying picture shows the early construction of the cake. Carol is on the phone ordering more supplies, Laurel is hard at work protecting the floor as we were painting cardboard cut into various lengths and heights to make a three layer cake. Liann is rushing in from the left to help. Other Busy Brush Bunch members are working in the background. Cardboard was obtained from several sources which was cut and painted according to the design and the candle was the tubing inside a roll of carpet. A lot of ideas and ingenuity went into baking the cake. The cake was moved to a location in Langdon to be assembled (next week's article) by several Busy Brush Bunch members. And, once again, we couldn't have done all this without the help our"honorary' member Paul Brusseau. Our annual Christmas party is set and will be here before we know it. Our one liner; God Himself doesn't judge a person until he is dead, so why should we? God Bless C C.,(,.+,.,, y Attorney at Law 910 Hill Ave. PO Box 70 Grafton ND 58237 (701)352-0916 Farmland Sales and Leases Real Estate and Business Planning Estate Planning, Probate and Tax Licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota 00Bowesmont Saralee Hos, Monday Marge Thomas of Douglas, GA, came to visit her parents Ellen Marciniak and Steve who is hospitalized. November 26th Saralee Hoselton had lunch with Pat Wise at the North Branch Bowl and Grill in Hallock. On Thanksgiving Day Mike and Judy Stellon, Dan Mapel, Ross and Landon Mapel, and Nancy Billings went to Grandin to have dinner with Jody Bohn. Later that day Mike and Judy, Nancy, Ross and Landon visited Brenda Landowski in Grand Forks. They also visited with her guests Doug and Carol Born. That day Saralee Hoselton went to Fargo where she had Thanksgiving Dinner with the Geoff and Hope Hoselton family and their guest Mary Fabela of Fargo. Marvin and Clarice Mosolf went to Buxton to the home of Jim and Liz Kirkeby for Thanksgiving supper. Others who shared the meal were Amanda and Noah Kirkeby of Buxton, Rick and Laura Block of Grand Forks, Andrew Block of Fargo and Brandon and Britney Block of Grand Forks. Paul and Yvonne Kalka, Amanda and Joe brought Thanksgiving supper to Chester and Donna Kalka. On Friday Adam Hoselton of Richardton had dinner with Saralee Hoselton. November 30th Saralee Hoselton was among the guests at a double baby shower held at theWest Fargo home of Sue Thompson for Janeen Russell and baby Ruby Rae and for Claire Hoselton. That day Merv and Phyllis Holter visited A.D. Duncklee. Sunday Merv and Phyllis Holter and Marvin and Clarice Mosolf and Kathlyn Rath were among the guests celebrating Doris Jensen's 80th birthday at the Emmanuel Lutheran church in Grand Forks. That day Sarlee Hoselton was among those attending the Sugar Bowl Senior Citizen's Christmas Party and pot luck dinner. Trinity Lutheran Church will host a couples wedding shower for Ryan Weinlaeder and Ashley Lafreniere on Sunday, December 8th at 2 pm at Trinity, Men and women welcome, Birthday Party For Ann Soderfelt Friday December 6th From 4 to 6 p.m. Sugar Bowl Senior Center Main Street Drayton Cake and Ice Cream Will Be Served No Gifts Please. Attention American Crystal Sugar Beet Growers HARIBO Crop Production Services is excited X:3:7 fortheopportunitytoofferthe MARIB0  brand to American Crystal Sugarbeet growers and expand their suport of the Sugarbeet Industry. With a portfolio of unique varieties, focused on high sugar yield, the MARIB0 brand provides a strong option for growers to consider in achieving their high yield goals. 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