June 18th, 2012
Special to the Times-Record
First Community Credit Union (FCCU) recently held fundraisers to raise money for Relay for Life, totaling more than $12,000. FCCU has chosen a different organization for each quarter to raise money and awareness for these organizations.
All of FCCUâ€™s 14 branches sold frozen Pizza Corner pizzas in which $2,800 was raised for Relay for Life, with FCCUâ€™s Wishek branch selling the most pizzas at 350. Proceeds collected from employees wearing jeans on designated days were also donated to Relay for Life and luminaries were sold at the branches.
Vicki Rosenau, tobacco coordinator for the City-County Health District, backs a proposed North Dakota ballot initiative to ban smoking in all indoor workplaces, including bars, a step that the state Legislature has refused to take since lawmakers approved broad smoking restrictions seven years ago.
The measure, which a group called Smoke-Free North Dakota submitted to Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Wednesday, would cover â€śe-cigarettes,â€ť which produce an odorless, nicotine-laced vapor thatâ€™s similar to tobacco smoke.
If Valley City seemed a bit more populated this weekend, itâ€™s probably because visitors and high school reunion-goers joined Valley City residents as they soaked up at this weekendâ€™s annual Rally in the Valley.
The weather was pleasant but windy at times for the celebration hosted by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce. The weekend was jam packed with activities for all ages in Valley City.
The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team didnâ€™t necessarily play badly in its final game of the annual Pizza Corner Classic.
The problem in its 10-0 loss to Steele afternoon was that a few unlucky breaks added up and left the team with a 6th place finish in its own tournament.
The two-day tournament wrapped up Sunday at Charlie Brown Memorial Field and featured teams from southwestern North Dakota.
â€śWe had a snowball effect,â€ť said coach Lance Lukes. â€śWe made a mistake, we made another one after that, and it led to a big inning for them.â€ť
Post 60 begins week of league play
The Valley City Post 60 baseball team kicks off a week full of Section 1 play with a home game today against Enderlin at 5:30 p.m. at Charlie Brown Memorial Field.
Post 60 has home games this week with Wahpeton Wednesday, Great Bend Thursday, and Galchutt Friday. All have a 5:30 p.m. start.
Local golfer hits hole-in-one
Former Valley City High School basketball standout Kami Anderson has accomplished plenty since graduating in 1984.
She eventually took her skills to the prestigious Stanford University, where she remains the 18th highest scorer in school history, and today still holds Class A state tournament records for most points in a game (47), most free throws in a game (17) and most field goals in a game (17).
Youâ€™re reading these words so that means you have one. Some of you have more than one because thatâ€™s how your mama rolls. You may have had the good one or you could have been stuck with the bad one. Whichever one you got youâ€™ve been affected. This isnâ€™t a riddle though it is beginning to sound like one. Simply, Iâ€™m talking about dads.
I figure now is as good a time as any for a little Blonde on the Prairie therapy session. Go ahead and sit down on my couch. Get comfortable if youâ€™d like to.
Shut your eyes and say the word. Ready?
â€śAs far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster,â€ť said actor Ray Liotta as he immortalized mobster-turned-FBI informant Henry Hill in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film â€śGoodfellas.â€ť
Hill was an associate in the New York-based Lucchese crime family and testified against mafia members following the theft of $5.8 million from a Lufthansa Airlines vault.
Really Big Music is hosting what it hopes to be the start of an annual tradition of a music scholarship dance and jam session Saturday night.
Bill Jansen Road Race
Hi-Line Park, 8 a.m.
5K, 10K, Mile races all available. Cost is $5 for the mile, $10 to walk and $20 for an individual race. Registration is Saturday at 7 a.m.
VCHS Alumni basketball game
City Auditorium, 4 p.m.
Some of Valley Cityâ€™s top players from years past return home for a hoops game and pep rally. Admission is $3 and will benefit the Hi-Liner Booster Club.
Pizza Corner Classic
Charlie Brown Memorial Field