Archive - Oct 10, 2012 - News Article
People who need help paying heating bills this winter may be eligible for assistance through the North Dakota Department of Human Services.
Barnes County Social Services began accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Oct. 1. LIHEAP is a federally funded program administered through the state.
On Tuesday, Mari Quittschreiber at Social Services said so far about 100 people have signed up for the program.
â€śWeâ€™ve probably had less people applying now than last year at this time,â€ť Quittschreiber said.
Money raised from Litchvilleâ€™s Annual Pie and Pickinâ€™ social will be used to help deal with a $5,000 milk bill left unpaid when Litchville Enterprises, which owned the townâ€™s grocery store, closed down, said Arlene Andrus Monday.
To help, the Oct. 13 monthly Valley City Bluegrass Jam has been moved to Litchville, and will take place with the social.
Andrus, whoâ€™s leading the effort, was a stockholder and former Litchville Enterprises board member.
Glendaâ€™s Beauty Salon is still a buzzing and well-known salon in Valley City, but the owner, Glenda Sherman, has not worked there for a couple years due to a hand injury. Sherman now rents out four of the stations in her shop to individual stylists. Although sheâ€™s been retired for a couple years, sheâ€™ll be officially celebrating with an open house later this month.
â€śIâ€™ve had two shops in Valley,â€ť Sherman said of her lifelong career as a hairdresser.