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ASA applauds trade agreement, farm bill progress

June 4, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

The United States entered into the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade AgreementWith a proclamation from President Barack Obama, prompting the American Soybean Association to congratulate the governments of both countries for their collaboration and cooperation in the interest of trade expansion.

“The free trade agreement with Colombia holds a great deal of potential for America’s soybean farmers,” said ASA President Steve Wellman, a soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb.

Some low cost summer activities for families

June 4, 2012

Here are a number of wonderful low cost summer activities for kids and families that help families keep their hard-earned money in their pockets.

With each of these ideas, you might fashion “what to do” boxes. Create two boxes - one for “outside” and one for “indoors” - containing index cards with activities written on them. Rotate who in the family gets to pick the card for that day. This is a great way to avoid activities that cost a lot of cash and a fun way to create a family plan.

May kept law enforcement authorities busy

June 4, 2012

Some tense moments wrapped up the month of May for local law enforcement officers. The month also saw a new police chief hired and one of the wilder Memorial Day weekends.

Fred Thompson, a recently-retired police captain from Henderson, Nev, was chosen from 39 candidates that were whittled down to 10 phone interviews and five face-to-face interviews. Thompson is a 29-year veteran of the Henderson Police Department.

As sewer work was underway in downtown Valley City on Thursday, May 31, workers uncovered a gas line on the south side of the high school.

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