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Page 8 December 19th 2013 Welcome back to the Laiken and Taylor Column. Girls' basketball had their first game this week, and the boys also had some. The girls' first game was on Friday, December 13th against Larimore. The eighth grade lost, the seventh grade only played 2 quarters and lost, JV won, and varsity lost. They played again on Monday, December 13th, Thursday, the 19th, and Friday the 20th, which is a home game in Edinburg for those who wish to come and support our girls' basketball team! The boys played Park River on Friday the 13th also. All of our boys lost, but that's all right because they can jump back up and win the next one! On Thursday the 19th the 8th grade and Foods classes made treats and cider to share with the high school side! They worked hard to prepare the sweets and to make sure there was a wide variety of snacks to choose from. The kids get 8 school days offfor Christmas break, from the 23 (a Monday), resuming Thursday, January 2nd. We asked some kids what they are doing over Christmas break. Tyber Pokrzywinski, a freshman, said,"I'mplanning to spend Christmas break up at the skating rink, hanging out with friends and playing hockey". Colton Orstad, a seventh grader, said, "I plan to sit around and relax over vacation as much as I can." Ariel Deppa, an 8th grader, said, "I'm going to eat lots of food (like Christmas cookies!), go sledding, spend time with my family, and obviously, open presents!" This week's riddle: Two prisoners were in a cell with a high window. They couldn't reach it no matter what they tried. They decided to tunnel out, but then concluded that will take too long. Then one gets an idea and they both escape. What did he think off. Answer: They began to tunnel until the dirt pile they dug up was high enough to reach the window, then climbed up the dirt pile and jumped out. Thanks again for reading the Laiken and Taylor Column. Email us at laikentaylor.column@gmail. com. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer by Dr. Elmo You know, it's not Christmas until you've heard, "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," at least a half dozen times. Often though, one finds themselves struggling to hear the lyrics. In the spirit of Christmas, for those of you who aren't 100% clear on the lyrics, I've posted them below. A bit on the writer and performer, Dr. Clio. Dr. Elmo is a doctor of veterinary medicine. Hear that Morrie? Something about you guys. Teach class in your KISS outfit lately. Dr. Elmo, Elmo Shropshire, D.V.M., wborn October 26, 1936, has recorded several albums and continues to perform to this day. Mostly humorous bluegrass. Dr. Elmo is also quite a runner. On October 13, 2012 he won his age division in the US National 5K Cross Country Championship in San Diego, CA and October 27, 2013 he won a gold medal in the World Master's Games as part of the USA 4 X 400 USA relay team in Porto Allegre, Brazil. But who cares about all that, right. The lyrics follow. Now you can sing it correctly throughout the rest of the season: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer Grandma got run over by a reindeer Walking home from our house Christmas eve. You can say there's no such thing as Santa, But as for me and Grandpa, we believe. She'd been drinking too much egg nag, And we'd begged her not to go. But she forgot her medication, And she staggered out the door into the snow. (Chorus) Grandma got run over by a reindeer, Walking home from our house Christmas eve. You can say there's no such thing as Santa, But as for me and Grandpa, we believe. Now we're all so proud of Grandpa, He's been taking this so well. See him in there watching football, Drinking beer and playing cards with cousin Mel. It's not Christmas without Grandma. All the family's dressed in black. And we just can't help but wonder: Should we open up her gifts or send them back? (send them back!) (Chorus) Now the goose is on the table And the pudding made of fig. And the blue and silver candles, That would just have matched the hair in Grandma's wig. I've warned all my friends and neighbours. "Better watch out for yourselves." They should never give a license, To a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves. Grandma got run over by a reindeer, Walking home from our house, Christmas eve. You can say there's no such thing as Santa, But as for me and Grandpa, we believe. Merry Christmas When they found her Christmas morning, At the scene of the attack. She had hoof prints on her forehead, And incriminating Claus marks on her back. 12 Packs of Coke Products 2/57.00 PLAY the North Dakota Lottery HERE[ St. Thomas Public School Lunch Menu Through Thursday December 19th Thursday December 19th Breakfast Pizza Ravioli Garlic Toast and Mixed Vegetables CHRISTMAS BREAK l A Pembina County Retrospective In 1812 Selkirk's Scots arrived as settlers seventy miles north of Pembina at Ft. Douglas, but under threat from the North West Fur Company (NWC) and lack of food (they arrived late in the year and only had time to build houses), about 150 deserted. The remaining fifty moved south to Pembina, where they built Fort Daer on the opposite side of the Pembina River from the Hudson's Bay fur post, Fort Skene, run by Hugh Heney. It occupied the site of Chaboillez's old post. The Scots passed the winter at Pembina, sharing the settlement with the m6tis and Ojibwa who lived there. In May 1813 they returned to the north and Ft. 'Douglas to take up agriculture, but the harvest wasn't adequate to feed the settlers, so they went back to Pembina for the winter, as they also did in 1815. A food shortage in 1814 caused Governor Miles Macdonell to issue the Pemmican Proclamation which prohibited exporting of food from the area. This angered the m6tis, who sold pemmican to the NWC traders, so they arrested Macdonell and burned the settlement. "Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you're doing, but nobody else does." So Advertise in the Valley News and Views Drayton Public School Lunch Menu Through Friday December 20th Juice, and Milk Chili Crispitos with Toppings, Carrots, Peaches, and Milk December 21 - January 1 Christmas Break Valley News and Views Thursday December 19th Granola Bar, Yogurt, Juice, and Milk Chicken Burgers, Peas, Strawberries, and Milk Friday December 20th Cereal or Oatmeal, Yogurt, Macdonnell left six men and the McLean family to guard the homes around Ft. Douglas and moved everyone else to Pembina. However, the North West Company tried to make life for the settlers as difficult as possible. Selkirk then sent over more settlers (150 Highlanders) and a new governor, Robert Semple, to replace Macdonnell, who resigned due to physical and mental stress. On June 19, 1816, a band of around sixty-five m6tis and Ojibwa employed by the North West Company attacked the Selkirk settlers, killing twenty-one or twenty-two, in the Battle of Seven Oaks. One of the dead was Robert Semple. That winter the remaining settlers left their farms and once again sought refuge with the hunters, m6tis, and Indians who lived in and around Pembina, surviving the winter as hunters themselves. In 1817 Selkirk concluded a treaty with the Ojibwa and the Cree whereby he was granted a two-mile wide strip ("as far as a man could be seen on a white horse") on both sides of the Red River from its mouth to the mouth of the Red Lake River (the "Great Forks," now Grand Forks) and from the mouth of the Assiniboine west to the Muskrat River. However, he was granted a six miles radius around Fort Daer (Pembina) and around the "Great Forks." In 1818 the Red RiverValley south of the 49th parallel was ceded to the United States. That year some French Catholic families arrived to settle in the Selkirk Colony, causing some concern for the Presbyterian Scots. The French asked Lord Selkirk for a priest, and Bishop J.O. Plessis of Quebec sent Father Joseph Severe Norbert Dumoulin and teacher William Edge. On July 18, 1818, the first Mass in what became North Dakota was held. In September 1818 they built a log church which had a membership of three hundred. It was located about a mile north of Pembina. Edge taught sixty children in the rectory. In 1818 and 1819 the colony's crops were destroyed by grasshoppers and grasshopper larvae, so the settlers turned even more to hunting out of Pembina, where they also wintered. In June 1820 seed wheat was brought up from Prairie du Chien in what became Wisconsin and farming resumed. Three hundred sheep were imported, but all except fifteen died by ingesting arrow grass, which produces prussic acid when stressed by lack of moisture or by frost. 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