May 17th, 2012
We escape the womb living only to take our first breath already dying. We swim or get yanked out of our warm motherâ€™s birthing bin and it must feel like â€śTa-dah!â€ť That quickly turns to â€śOh no! Not yet!â€ť We really are born dying but I donâ€™t think it is kosher for me to remind you of that. Nobody wants to hear or think about the impending news that theyâ€™re dying. Maybe thatâ€™s why we donâ€™t ever acknowledge weâ€™re dying until we get older or we get hit with a chronic, terminal disease. Maybe my own chronic pain and my own disease process has turned me into what Iâ€™ve become.
The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Candidate Forum at the Valley City HAC Gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22.
Thursday Keith Heuser, administrator at Mercy Hospital and Chamber president, confirmed he will moderate the forum.
Heuser said all candidates for city commission and county commission have been invited to participate.
â€śAll but one candidate said they can make it,â€ť said Stephanie Mayfield, executive director of the Chamber. â€śI havenâ€™t heard back from (city commission candidate) Arthur Frieze,â€ť she said Thursday.
The Valley City High School Senior Choir, Senior Band and Jazz Band traveled to New York City May 3-6 to compete in the Heritage Festival at Riverside Church. Riverside Church is located in the upper west side of New York, next to President Ulysses S. Grantâ€™s tomb and the Hudson River.
Juniors and seniors and music directors Sheila Zinke, Penny Peterson and Tom Kjelland along with eight chaperones spent four days competing and touring The Big Apple, even seeing a couple celebrities.
North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk received the his partyâ€™s nomination at the State Republican Convention for the U.S. House of Representatives April 1 and faces one last hurdle at a contested June primary before cinching the partyâ€™s nod. On Thursday morning, he sat down for a phone interview with Times-Record reporter David Luessen.
Kalk grew up in Bottineau, where he graduated high school in 1984 and took a year of junior college classes before enlisting in the U.S.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at the following cemeteries:
8:00 am Hillside Cemetery
8:15 am St. Catherine Cemetery
8:45 am Oriska Cemetery
9:00 am St. Bernard Cemetery
9:30 am Memory Gardens
9:45 am Woodbine Cemetery
At 10:30 AM there will be a parade down Central Avenue. (No political entries or No candy throwing during the parade) The parade will start by Sheyenne Care Center. If you have questions about the parade call James Riden (845-1586).
Immediately following the parade, or about 11:00 AM, there will be a Program at the VFW Clubroom.
Most sales start at 8am and end in early afternoon. Over 20 garage sales throughout Cooperstown!
Multi-Group sale at the Cooperstown community building at the fairgrounds.
Maps are available Thursday May 17th at the Millers fresh foods and Town and Country.
The garage sales start Saturday, May 19th!
The event is sponsored by the Cooperstown community club.
AgCountry Farm Credit Services has awarded twenty-four $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors from northwest and west central Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. Criteria for selection included academic record, vocational promise, financial need, personal attributes and leadership/extra-curricular activities. The recipients are:
Jenna Gullickson, daughter of Scott and Wendy Gullickson, Spiritwood, N.D. Jenna graduates from Barnes County North â€“ East Campus and plans to attend North Dakota State University.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS ) is not simply a program to get students in Valley City to walk to school. It is to create an environment where citizens receive safe opportunities for more routine physical activity. Valley City received a SRTS grant to improve accessibility to sidewalks on a route from Mercy Hospital past the St. Catherine School and up to Jefferson School. The grant also provided for speed monitors to be put up at the schools.
Two Jamestown residents, Cole Huber and Chelsey Fiebiger, were honored by the Barnes County Commission and the Sheriffâ€™s Office with the countyâ€™s award for heroism on Tuesday.
The couple were presented plaques by Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin at Tuesdayâ€™s commission meeting.
â€śThereâ€™s nothing like being in a room full of nurses. In a small community like this, we all know each other by where we work,â€ť Tamie Gerntholz, nursing director at The Legacy Place, exclaimed.
The Legacy Place hosted the first annual Nightingale Nursing Ceremony, an event to honor nurses in Barnes County, on Tuesday. About 100 guests showed up to take part in the eventful evening.
Valley Cityâ€™s newest assisted living facility was filled with delighted nurses, both active and retired, reacquainting and reminiscing with past co-workers, classmates, and friends.