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April 12th

Food Pantry Need Increases, Donations Keep Up

April 12, 2013

The Barnes County Food Pantry has seen an increased need in the community, and JoAnn Korf, site manager at Barnes County Senior Center who also works with the Barnes County Food Pantry, said donations have kept up with that increased need.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record

April 11th

Sheriff has New Space

April 11, 2013

The Barnes County Sheriff's Department has moved into new offices in the former USDA Building Behind Wagon Wheel Motel off Winter Show Road. Visitors to the new office should enter through the east doors.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

Drought Conditions Lessening For Farmers

April 11, 2013

Jennifer Ritterling, senior meteorologist with the Grand Forks office of the National Weather Service, said Wednesday it is hard to gauge moisture on the ground because “everything is still frozen,” but as of April 4, “drought is ongoing with some improvement.”

Ritterling said the Grand Forks office is mostly concerned with flooding predictions, but for farmers, drought can be a bigger concern.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, as of April 2, Barnes County and southeastern North Dakota was categorized as being in moderate to extreme drought conditions.

Summer Camp; Not Just for Kids

April 11, 2013

In spite of a lingering winter, summer will soon be upon us and with it will come kids who are out of school and bored. A variety of summer camps are available for youth and parents in a range of prices including traditional summer camps, camps for athletes, academic and arts camps, and Bible camps. Some even offer financial assistance to those who qualify.
For information on many of the summer camps for area kids, read Thursday's Times-Record.

VC Schools Gets Activities Director

April 11, 2013

The Valley City Public School Board approved a contract Tuesday during a special meeting for Martin (Marty) Bratrud as the new activities director for the school district.
The school board unanimously approved the contract after a recommendation by the interview committee. Bratrud starts work officially on August 5 this year.
Read more about Bratrud in Thursday's Times-Record.

April 10th

Community Gardens Open Soon

April 10, 2013

A meeting for the community gardens in Valley City is set for Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Hi-Liner Activity Center. There are currently six plots available for rental.
To learn more about the gardens, read Wednesday's Times-Record.

Contest Winners Urge Others to Live Healthfully

April 10, 2013

Three area students – two from Valley City and one from Tower City – won the "Eat Smart. Play Hard." poster contest sponsored by the North Dakota State University Extension Service, the North Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the NDSU Center for 4-H Youth Development. The contest was a way to teach students about maintaing a healthy body by educating others.
To learn who the winners were, read Wednesday's Times-Record.

OTC Medications And How To Decide

April 10, 2013

It is essential for consumers to carefully read labels on over the counter medications, Mercy Hospital Pharmacist Amy Noeske Tuesday told about 60 people at the Valley City Senior Center for the District VI 2013 North Dakota Governor's Forum on Aging.
Noeske spoke about over-the-counter medications and how to decide which are right for the consumer. Noeske said it is essential for consumers to carefully read labels on over the counter medications.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record

Fruits, Vegetables Essential to Health

April 10, 2013

During the District VI 2013 North Dakota Governor's Forum on Aging at the Valley City Senior Center, Sharon Buhr and Michon Kysilka urged attendees to eat more fruits and vegetables.
About 60 people, many of them senior citizens, were at at the center for the half-day forum, which ran from 9 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

April 9th

ND Bill Protects the Elderly and Vulnerable

April 9, 2013

Elderly abuse, including financial abuse like scams against seniors, is on the rise in North Dakota, primarily because the state's population is aging. A bill recently passed both houses in the legislature that would require reporting of suspected elder abuse.
For more about the elder abuse bill, read Tuesday's Times-Record.

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