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January 24th

Nutrition Class for On the Move Set for Feb. 7

January 24, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

Nutrition, Heart Disease, Cholesterol and You, a 1-1/2 hour class sponsored by Barnes ON THE MOVE, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 7, in the Valley City Public School Administration Building, 460 Central Avenue North in Valley City. Everyone is welcome.

The class is free for ON THE MOVE members, $6 for non-members with scholarships available.

BC Parks Have Profitable 2012

January 24, 2013

Barnes County Parks, primarily Clausen Springs Recreation Area and Little Yellowstone Park made more than $26,000 in revenue in 2012 making it a record year.

VC’s Rotary Club Pancake Dinner a Hit

January 24, 2013

A steady stream of people including seniors, adults and children streamed into the Valley City Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Dinner Tuesday evening at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

After diners were initially served a meal of pancakes, sausages, syrup, and a choice of coffee, water or milk, Rotary Club members went table to table offering seconds to those who wanted more, along with pouring coffee.
The meal was served from 5 to 7 p.m.

“It was very successful,” said Dick Gulmon, a community affairs committee member of the Rotary and an organizer of the event.

January 23rd

VC Ranked Top Place to Raise Kids in ND

January 23, 2013

With a growing oil patch in western North Dakota and the Fargo-Moorhead area expanding, the entire state of North Dakota has been recognized for its growth and low unemployment numbers lately. According to two articles published in the Times-Record Forbes recently ranked North Dakota third on their annual Best State for Business and Careers list, and in November North Dakota was ranked the best run state in the nation by the annual 24/7 Wall Street study.

Yet another city in the state has been recognized for its excellence — and this time, it’s right here.

County Holds Regular Meeting

January 23, 2013

The Barnes County Commission approved allowing Theresa Will, Executive of City-County Health, to purchase new video conferencing equipment using funds from the Center for Disease Control for the City-County Health Department during its regular meeting on Tuesday.

According to one of the CDC’s stipulations, equipment purchased with CDC funds can only be used by the health department. Currently, other departments use the equipment including the Barnes County office of the North Dakota State University Extension Service.

January 22nd

December Blood Drive Successful

January 22, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

Valley City blood drive coordinator Pastor Dan Forsberg and the Trinity Lutheran Church have sponsored a successful blood drive. The two-day drive held in Valley City on Dec. 20 and 21 saw 94 people volunteer to donate blood and 83 were able to give. Twenty-eight people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 111 products were collected. One of the donors gave blood for the first time.

Education News: Spelling Bee, Math Counts and College Honors

January 22, 2013

Students Compete in Spelling Bee
Special to the Times-Record
Five junior high students qualified in the semi-final round to participate in the 2013 school spelling bee finals held at VCJHS on Wednesday, January 16.  Left to right:  Haley Jensen, Kristina Haugtvedt, Annie Fitzell, Abby Lemnus, and Wanita Warcken.  7th Grader Abby Lemnus (second to right) was the runner-up, and Wanita Warcken (far right) was the school champion. Wanita will advance to the county spelling bee at VCSU on February 4th.

Area Students to Compete in MATHCOUNTS
Special to the Times-Record

VC Hosts Legislative Forum

January 22, 2013

Gun rights, school security, and agricultural property taxes were but some of the hot topics discussed Saturday at a legislator’s forum at Valley City High School.

January 21st

Feir and Wit: Entering the Age of Wedding Bells

January 21, 2013

I have entered the age of wedding bells and save-the-dates. I’m not exaggerating when I say a new engagement comes to my attention almost daily.

I think the main reason this stuns me is because of the recently outdated trend of the majority of the population waiting until they’re nearly 30 to get hitched. That’s not old, by any means, but it’s years later in life than when most couples started their lives together in previous generations.

The Legacy Place Continues Growth

January 21, 2013

The Legacy Place, an assisted living facility in Valley City, has hired two part-time nurses as an effort to increase their nursing staff, business manager Cami Hendrickson said.

To accommodate for growth and better serve its residents, The Legacy Place, owned by Paul and Tanya Diegel, has reorganized staff internally and is seeking new staff.

Wendi Johnston, licensed practical nurse, is a recent graduate from Bismarck State College who had previously worked at the Anne Carlson Center in Jamestown.

 

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