November 13th, 2012
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Nov. 15 marks the 37th Annual Great American Smokeout â a day when everyone is encouraged to lead tobacco-free lives to improve their overall health and quality of life.
âWeâre serious about protecting the health of North Dakotans, and the Great American Smokeout is a great opportunity to advance the most-powerful disease-prevention strategies we know: smoke-free policies,â said Vicki Voldal Rosenau, tobacco prevention coordinator at City-County Health District (CCHD).
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is warning state residents about a computer virus/computer scam using a false security warning claiming to be from the FBI threatening imprisonment unless the user follows instructions and pays a demanded fine.
Stenehjem said âby using the name of a government agency and threatening imprisonment, the scam artists hope to intimidate the victim into sending money immediately. This is the worst kind of scam.â
Monday Barnes County law enforcement personnel said that they had not seen any reports of the scam from local residents.
Rachelle Muir didnât plan on competing in the Miss America Scholarship Preliminary Pageant while her little sister Sarah lay unconscious in an Atlanta, Ga. hospital bed, but she did it anyway. Itâs what her sister would have wanted, she said.
FARGO â All year long, Valley City High School senior Jasmine Stevens played a crucial role in the volleyball team's offensive success, and when the team entered Friday's elimination match in the Eastern Dakota Conference tournament, coach Katy Van Dyke had her ready for more.
"I talked to her (Thursday) and told her 'I'm going to depend on you. You might not kill the ball every time, but you are so dependable about getting the ball over the net,'" Van Dyke said.
VCSU Swept at A.I.I. Tourney
The Valley City State University volleyball team was eliminated on the first day of the Association of Independent Institutions' conference tournament Friday in Mayville.
The Vikings lost 3-0 to both Ashford (Iowa) University and Jamestown College.
Against Ashford, the Vikings had a hard time finding kills and fell 25-16, 25-15, 25-12.
Special Chocolate Day Story Hour at Library
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Wednesday Valley City junior high school teacher Kristi Shanenko and her third-period eighth-grade reading class did a special library story hour recently at the Valley City/Barnes County Public Library.
The special story hour was in connection with the library's annual Chocolate Day fundraiser Saturday which raises money for children's materials.
Keith Hovlandâs service during the Vietnam Conflict ended more than 40 years ago, but to him, it still feels like yesterday.
Rhiny Weberâs World War II military service may have been shorter than some of his contemporaries at two years, but during those two years he earned a Bronze Star, three battle stars, an infantry combat badge and a POW medal, and spent six months as a prisoner of war in Germany.
Weber became a U.S. soldier at the age of 20 in December 1943, and took basic and infantry training in Fannin, Texas. He spent his time as a soldier in Italy serving in the infantry with Company F, 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Division.
Austin Gordon spent the last ten years serving overseas in three different deployments with the North Dakota National Guard, while attending Valley City State University and raising a family of three with his wife Nicole. He said traveling with the Guard gave him much to learn and much to experience.
Gordon, staff sergeant, was first deployed to Kosovo in 2000, two years after he joined the military. His engineer battalion spent six months there, doing construction on the camp and a little work in the surrounding areas.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a No Travel Advisory for the northwest region of the state due to freezing rain creating glare ice causing hazardous travel conditions. This No Travel Advisory includes areas surrounding Williston, Watford City, New Town, Crosby, Bowbells and Stanley.