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Valley News and Views Area and Events Page 3 December 19th 2013 Down Our Street The lovely and rather dapper, Todd Peterson poses with the freshly cut family tree. 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 PLAY MUSIC NEXTTOTHE 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 IO:00AM and Drayton 1st Grade at I:30PM; December I7th--Drayton Preschool at 9:30AM & I:30PM and Drayton Kindergarten at 10:00AM. Drayton AA Now Meeting Thursdays at 8 p.m. Call 218-526-02644or additional information. December 19th - The Northwest Community Action, Inc. Board of Directors 11 hold their regular scheduled meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the Badger office. NOTICE Drayton Ambulance is now accepting dues for 2014. Dues are $15 per family and Payable to: Drayton Volunteer Ambulance Assoc. PO Box 238 - Drayton, ND 58225 Pembina County Public Transportation Schedule December 2014 Transportation for people of all ages for medical appointments, shopping, visiting, banking, hair appointments, etc. Local Tmnspotion In Drayton- Fare $3 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Transportation to Graflon - Fare $6 Monday Through Friday Transportation to Grand Forks - Fare $12 Wednesdays For Reservations Call 454-6586 Installed All Winter WINTER DISCOUNTS 100% Financing OAC NewRoofND.com 701-652-1631 While reading the Grand Forks Herald, I stumbled upon an article with heading "Cut your own Xmas tree at Rydell Refuge". We had considered swapping our 'fake' Xmas tree for a real this year. Rydell Refuge is located near Erskine, MN. The refuge hosts an annual tree-cutting event. Armed with an arsenal of saws and an axe (chainsaws prohibited), Todd, Ian, and I set out for Ersldne. After all, who wouldn't love 'tromping' through the woods in ankle deep snow in -7 degree weather? I didn't take long after I started complaining, Todd found the 'One'. Ian quickly picked up the axe and began a 'frenzied' attack upon the tree. With lumberjack-like precision, Todd sawed for what seemed like an eternity. Finally, the 25 'footer' made its' descent to earth. Caught up in the moment, I shouted'Four'! We had conquered the "beast"! I soon found out different. "Are you kidding"? Todd asked. "No way will the whole tree fit in the back"! "Really?", I responded. After sawing off 18 feet, the tree was finally ready for transport. Once at home, we encountered another dilemma; getting the tree through the door! 10 inches later, it was in our house. FYI, real trees shed like crazy! They also 'suck' up an enormous amount of water too. Like a Harley, real trees require constant attention! However, the sacrifice doesn't compare to the cherished family memories that have been created. I can't wait to it again next year! December 14th: Rev. Leroy and Beverly Aufenkamp welcome son Nathan home from California for Xmas. Nathan is a student at Trinity Bible College in Costa Mesa, CA. A noticeable weather difference: 70 degrees to - 5 degrees. Welcome home Nathan! December 14th: Ann (Harlow) Kraft attended along with other Cavalier School staff attended TIES 33rd annual Education Technology Conference in Minneapolis. More than 3,000 teachers attend workshops to best utilize new technology in education. Vendors showcase newest available technology for use in schools. While in Minneapolis, the group attended 19th annual 'Holidazzle Parade' downtown. A procession of lighted floats, dancing elves, and over 200 costumed characters accompanied by holiday music make their way down Nicollet Mall. owesmont by Saralee Tuesday Dec. 3rd those attending the Adventures Unlimited Christmas Party at Hastings Landing included Marvin and Clarice Mosolf and Saralee Hoselton. Saralee Hoselton went to Richardton Dec. 5th . On the way she visited Connie Johnson in New Salem. She spent several days staying with her grandchildren while Adam and Catie Hoselton went to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Dec. 7th Saralee, Mack and Micki met Bob and Loft Faulhaber at Perkin's in Dickinson where they had lunch and later spent the afternoon at the Faulhaber home. Adam and Catie returned home Sunday. Saralee went to Fargo Dec. 10 and met Ardis Haaland at West Acres Mall for afternoon lunch. Saralee then went to the Geoff and Hope Hoselton home where she spent the night. That evening Geoff, Hope, Sami, Grace and Saralee went to the Fargo South High Theater where they attended the Holiday Orchestra Concert in which Dakotah and Faith performed. Saralee returned home the following day Dec. 6th Merv and Phyllis Halter went to Willmar and picked up Cassie Halter and took her with them to Red Wing where they visited at the Derk and Jolene Maggert home until Dec. 1 lth. While they were there they helped Caitlyn Rosanna Maggert celebrate her "golden" birthday on the 10th. They met Ann Halter at Sauk Centerwhere Cassie returned home with her mother and Merv and Phyllis continued on home. Mike Stellon and Dan. Mapel went to Clifford, ND, Dec. 7th to celebrate the birthday of Lowell Baldock. Marvin and Clarice Mosolf attended the wedding shower for Ryan Weinlaeder and Ashley Lafreneire held Dec. 8th at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Dec. 10th Marvin and Clarice Mosolf attended the Trinity Lutheran Christmas Party at Hastings Landing. Saralee Hoselton was among those attending the American Legion Auxiliary Christmas Party at the Tisdale Manor Dining Room Dec. 12th. That day Merv and Phyllis Halter met Romanzo and Evelyn Duncklee at the Target lunch counter in Grand Forks, and after lunch they visited Mildred Flach at Maple View. Those attending the Christmas Concert put on by the Drayton School Music Dept. Thursday night included Mike and Judy Continued On Page 7 Attorney at I.,aw 9110 Hill Ave. PO Box 70 Grafton ND 58237 (701)352-0916 Farmland Sales and I.eases Real Estate and Business Planning Estate Planning, Probate and Tax Licensed in Noi'th Dakota and Minnesota DRAYTON CHIROPRACTIC erine J. Hengel 7m-454-3555 Poor Sleep, Mi Neck Pain, Whi Hm Office Why Come and discover t zo4 East Hwy 66, Suite, December 14th: Kristen Bjerke competed in her 1st Snow Angel Dance Competition at Bemidji High School. Kristen is a member of Bemidji HS Varsity Blue Angels Dance Team specializing in Jazz and Kick dancing. The team placed 2nd with their kick dance routine. Kristin is in 8th grade at Bemidji Middle School. Parents are the late Shane Bjerke and Heather (VanCamp) Bjerke (Bemidji). Grandparents are Kenny and Sandy (Green) Bjerke and John and Patty VanCamp (Bemidji). December 15th: Mike and Jessica 'Brazier' Aasand along with Todd and Kayla Thompson attended Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles football game at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome in Minneapolis. Mike looked mighty fine: in his Vikings New Era pigskin knit hat. By the way, Vikes kicked butt with final score 48-30. Soup du Jour Continued From Page 1 cold weather. Since his batch of the first Soup du Jour was quickly consumed, Kip started on a second, which I was privy to later in the day. Philidelphia Steak and Cheese Soup. A nice spicy soup loaded with green pepper, onions, mushrooms and steak. Definitely not vegetable beef. Thick, not brothy and full of flavor. Some folks have taken notice of my detestation of peas. Mary Lou Stewart wrote a nice note this week, but added that she had called Santa personally and asked that he drop a big bag of peas down my chimney. She also noted that if he can't do it, maybe Kelly could. I will never say a kind word about a pea. At least, the vegetable or fruit or whatever the hideous creature is. IJru00h with the IJuttck r I)' I,aurel Brtlsseau The Brush Bunch held their annual Christmas party with 17 members present and one guest & three members unable to attend. Amywas in charge of the decorating and it was all very festive. The planned pot luck is always a good meal and we ate well. We also played some silly games and prizes were given to the winners. The gift exchange is always a painting or hand made gift. It is always fun to see what creative things people have been busying themselves with. In spite of the cold day--we all enjoyed our last meeting of the year. We will reconvene on the 7th of January. Dave P Gray supplied the picture to go with today's article. Mary Ellen was also at our party but she was playing photographer that day so wasn't in the picture with the rest of our members. We especially thank the local papers for continuing to print the Busy Brush Bunch articles and all of you who take the time to read them. Stop in and see us each Tuesday at the Chamber/ Gallery--coffee is usually on and there could even be a goodie or two available to share. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Busy Brush Bunch. Christmas q Open House At Drayton Drug December 16th-20th Stop In and Check Out Our Daily Specials Take a Break and Enjoy Our Cider Cookies Coffee Closed Christmas and New Years Day Open Christmas and New Years Eve q Until Noon =[I Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Open New Years Eve From 4 p.m. Til... * * * Sunday Buffet* * * !0:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Homemade Soups and Lunch Specials Daily Call for the Day's Special 701-454-3425 Open Tuesday-Satorday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays from !0 a.m. to ! p.m. E-mail Us At valleynv@polarcomm.com