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September 18th

Native of Mexico Speaks on Country's Independence at VCSU

September 18, 2013

A new club, Diversity @ VCSU, held its first event related to diversity and inclusion Monday afternoon. In an effort to promote and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Abel Turrubiates, native of Mexico, gave a presentation on Mexican Independence Day in Valley City State University's Skoal Room.
The event, open to students and the community, was the first of many planned over the next two semesters. VCSU hired diversity and inclusion coordinator Nadja Johnson early this year to educate students on various cultures throughout the world and help students of all diversities feel included.

Extension Classes Help Families

September 18, 2013

Barnes County is one of 10 Parent Resource Centers in North Dakota, with County Extension offering parenting classes to help families deal with difficult issues.
Amy Tichy, PRC coordinator for Barnes County told Barnes County commissioners Tuesday classes including “Crossroads of Parenting and Divorce,” a Family Art Hour and a 16 week program targeting families at high risk for child abuse and neglect are being offered.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Barnes County Rejects Campground, Seeking Consensus

September 18, 2013

Barnes County Commissioners have rejected a proposed new campground off Barnes County 21 near Lake Ashtabula, in hopes Scott Cole can reach an agreement with neighbors.
Commissioners rejected the plan for a campground with space for about 20 units after about six Getchell Township residents said they were uncomfortable with the proposal.
Commissioners voted 1-4 against the plan, with Rodger Berntson voting in favor.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

September 17th

Health Department Hosts Safety Conference

September 17, 2013

Area officials and those who work with children are being sought to attend an upcoming child passenger safety conference in Bismarck Oct. 1 and 2.
The North Dakota Department of Health's Child Passenger Safety Program is sponsoring the "Celebrating 30 Years of Buckling up Children" Child Passenger Safety Conference at the Ramada Bismarck.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Local Leaders Take Walk Through VC

September 17, 2013

Valley City was host to the state Rec and Park Conference last week, and one event they hosted was a walk audit in which community leaders could participate. On Thursday, Mark Fenton, nationally-acclaimed authority on transportation, streets, planning and public health, visited the conference, spoke to local leaders and took them on a walk, explaining how an audit works along the way.
Thursday's walk served the purpose of showing leaders how to conduct an audit, but also gave participants an idea of how accommodating the area is for pedestrian traffic.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Transport Company to Pay

September 17, 2013

The Barnes County Sheriff's Department and local farmers who participated in the 2011 capture of an escaped prisoner from an area corn field will be reimbursed for their efforts.

September 16th

Leever's Cake Decorator Receives Awards

September 16, 2013

Leever's Foods cake decorator LeAnn Strittmatter was given awards for two cakes she created and showed at the North Dakota Grocers Association Cake Challenge at the Ramada Inn in Fargo last Monday.
The Valley City resident placed first in the novelty theme cake division for a swan cake she made and third in the advance cupcake division for a tiger cake she made out of cupcakes.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

Heitkamp Hosting Twitter Town Hall

September 16, 2013

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (@SenatorHeitkamp) will host a Twitter Town Hall on Tuesday, starting at 3:15 p.m. to talk about the recent developments in Syria, and her alternative proposal to address the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons.
In an interview Friday, Heitkamp said this is the second time she will be hosting a Twitter Town Hall. Her first effort was on education.
Anyone following @SenatorHeitkamp on Twitter can begin submitting questions about Syria by including #AskHeidiH with their tweet.
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Jensen, Leininger Join Senior Companions

September 16, 2013

Kathleen Jensen and Myrna Leininger have joined the Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions program as a volunteer senior companion in the Barnes County area.
As senior companions, Jensen and Leininger provide free in-home assistance with daily living activities and social and recreational opportunities to help local seniors who are lonely, isolated, frail, disabled or homebound.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

September 13th

Local Hip-Hop Artist Performing in Fargo

September 13, 2013

A local hip-hop artist is performing a show in Fargo later this month. Erik Kiley, 19, of Valley City, will open for Pledge Empire Records, a group of hip-hop artists based out of the Twin Cities, at concert venue The New Direction in Fargo Sept. 21.
The show begins at 5 p.m., and tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Kiley can be reached for tickets via Facebook or on his cell phone at (701) 334-9006.
Kiley said his hip-hop career stemmed from writing poetry when he was younger. He began writing lyrics about a year ago.

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