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7~ Cents Thursday, December 29th, 2011 98584 The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School VNV Full Time Staff On The Truth of Vacation This Week Inner Peace Revealed for 2012 Here's wishing you a very Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Prosperous 2012 and thanks for taking the time to purchase, steal or subscribe to, the Valley News and Views. Thanks too to all our advertisers. Readers, please take a look through their holiday customer appreciation ads and take a little time to stop and appreciate the fact that we have these businesses available to us. As you may have noticed the paper is running light and tight this week. I figured after 5 or 6 years (not sure how many exactly unless I check the records), of doing this every week without a break, it was time to take a vacation and that since things were so slow this time of year, this would be the opportune time. Now, since I really can't leave I went down to minimum pages this week and will have to settle for that, I guess. Still, this can equate to as much as 12 hours of vacation. In addition, Earl the Penguin andI exchanged chairs, so it is technically a traveling vacation. I might even take some pictures from the road.., or at least the other side of the office, I did iaave tO finish filling this last little space before leaving on vacation and seem to be doing a pretty good job of it. So I'll continue. Now, most of the media takes this time to do a year in review, dredging up all those angst inspiring moments from the past year, just to let us say "ain't that awful" one more time and sell a few million dollars more of advertising. If we're not busy being dragged through the year in review, we're being encouraged to get those New Year's resolutions, you know, those things we should have got started on last year, down on paper. Now they say that the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.., and the second best time is now, so maybe there's something to the resolution thing. However, no matter where you turn, it's always "now", therefore it's always a good time to get started. So, who needs those stupid resolutions anyway? Instead, I thought it would be nice if all of you could have a little peace and quiet and maybe take a few seconds to appreciate anything good that might have rolled your way over the past year and maybe even say a word of thanks. On the other hand, if it's been a bad one, maybe take some time to quietly hope andpray for a better one. If n0t f0r yourself, then for someone you know. The Best to All of You. If you're searching for inner peace, you'll find that the following is so very true: If you can start the day without caffeine, If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time, If you can take criticism and blame without resentment, If you can conquer tension without medical help, If you can relax without alcohol, If you can sleep without the aid of drugs, ...Then You Are Probably... Little Jimmy Sez, Happy New Year Volume 29 - Number 52 Christmas Coloring Contest Hey kids, there is still time to enter the Valley News and .Views Christmas coloring contest. We only published one picture to be colored in ihe December 15th edition of 'the paper. If you'd like to enter but don't have the paper, have your mom or dad stop by the office and I'll give them one. We've had several entries so far. The deadline for dropping off your work of art is December 31st, at this office. Regular Meeting Of City Council Janurary 9th The regular meeting of the Drayton City Council will be held Monday, January 9, !2012, beginning at 7 p.m. Around the Town New Deputy Drayton has a new Deputy who will be coming to work here soon. His name is Marcus Ramsay. Marcus is originally from Bathgate. He was recently a ranger at Icelandic State Park. An outdoorsman, he enjoys hunting and fishing and also photography. Maybe we can talk him into becoming a contributor. Marcus will be finishing up training at ,the county level in about a week and then will do some on the job trai/ning with Deputy Carter here in town, before fully assuming his role. Kelly's New Smoked Cajun Sausage Setting up the newspaper office in Kelly's grocery store has it's advantages. Every Tuesday I get to sample his latest sausage making. Today he and son, Nolan, were experimenting with a new smoked Cajun sausage. One version with pepper jack cheese, the other version without. I must say the experiment was a success and both were delicious. They will be available this week at the store; until gone. A true win-win, I plug his sausage and I get to snarf a variety of fresh smoked sausage every week. Curling About Ready to Start Even though it seems nothing like the season, Continued on Page 2 iWho's That Reading the Valley News and Views? Well By Golly, That's My Mom! Jonathan Wilson, New Kid In Town.... Who's that reading the Valley News and Views? Well, that's my mom! Carole Ritzo, for anyone who may not know her. She was just getting ready to check out of Altru hospital last Friday a short stay following a procedure, but took time to scan the VNV, before leaving and returning home, just in time to celebrate a very fine Christmas. Valley News and Views ~Vcather NumlnatT Drayton's Seven lIa) Fort'cast I've been meaning to introduce everyone to the new kid in town, Jonathan Wilson. I say new "kid" just because I'm getting so old. Now, I imagine many of you have already had a chance to meet Jonathan, who is a new teller at the KodaBanl~ but if you haven't had your chance, here it is. Say "hi" to Jonathan. Jonathan was born in Davidson, from Grafton, Jonathan took up the Virginia Beach Virginia. North Dakota. banking business a fewyears His family moved to Port Landis' family, including ago when seasonal layoffs Charlotte, Florida when he his sister Larisa, would left him without work in the was still a youngster and come for visits to New York. construction business. He that's where he grew up. Jonathan obviously got to applied for and got a teller ]onathan has done a lot of know the family quite well job with Wells Fargo Bank, different work including five as h e ended up marrying where he worked for three years in press department at Larisa. years before signing on at the Jehovah's Witness World He and Larisa and their Kodabank. Headquarters in Wallkill, two boys Rohan, soon to be We give Jonathan a late, NewYork. 4 years old, and 2 1/2 year but hearty welcome and It was there that he old Khaimus, now reside in hope that he stays on with us made friends with Landis Grafton. for quite some time to come. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Parily CIo,qdy Mostly Clondy ParTly Cloudy Parlly Cloudy Mostly Sunny MosTly Sum~y P~tly CIot~dy 29 / 19 31 / 19 232 / lg 26 / 10 24 i 5 23 / 1 27 / 8 = - A very heavy sl~owstorn~ ushered in the "winter of the deep snotv". The storm produced 30 inches of snow a~ Peoria. III. and 36 i~ches at Kansas City. Me, The snow continued until the middle of February, causing great suffering among pioneers. Dee. 30, 1988 - Unseasonably cold weather prevailed i~l the southwestern United States, A week of sub|)eezing lemperalures in Southern Califbrnia claimed the lives of five people. R.edding, Calif. was blanketed with lbar inches of snow. Today we will see partly e[ondy skies with a high temperatut~ of 29", humJdi~ of 93%. F)z~t wind 5 mph. I'he record high teml.remlure tbr ttxkly is 45" ,set m 1'~.)9. Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight wirh a 31Y% chalice of snov,, ovcmighl low of Iq". The rcx-ord low for Tonight is -25 set in 1 ~6. Friday, skies will be mostly cloudy with a slight chanc~ of snow, high tem l~emTure of 31". Nm'ddity of 93%. 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