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A holiday-season farmerâ€™s market is scheduled for Saturdays until Christmas at the Barnes County Historical Museum from noon to 2 p.m.
Available this month will be holiday crafts, baked goods, fall veggies, and Christmas evergreens.
According to organizer Becky Huber, the winter farmerâ€™s market will be a great place to purchase gifts of locally made Christmas crafts from vendors that include Candy Rasmussen and Janice Syverson, Huber and more.
Shoppers can also enjoy visiting the museum.
The Elevate Within Holiday Extravaganza, which is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Valley City Eagles Club, is just one way the organization hopes to help people de-stress during the holidays.
Valley City State University students spent Thursday packaging up books and other supplies for soldiers as a service learning project and charity campaign.
The students in professor Jonna Zinielâ€™s human communication course have spent the past two weeks gathering donations, including books, cards and letters and basic toiletries, to send to soldiers serving overseas.
The organization, called â€śBooks for Soldiers,â€ť has grown from sending just books to much more.
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North Dakotaâ€™s new smoke-free law, passed by more than two-thirds of North Dakota voters, will take effect on Dec. 6. The new law strengthens North Dakotaâ€™s existing smoke-free law by making all public places smoke free.
For the second year in a row, deputies with the Barnes County Sheriffâ€™s Department are working to make the holiday season a bit brighter for county families in need.
Deputy Scott Crump said he and fellow deputy Don Fiebiger started Deputy Secret Santas in 2011, to benefit families in Barnes County. â€śWe specialize in families in need with financial burdens.â€ť
The emergency room nurses at Mercy Hospital were recently honored for their efforts in talking with families about tissue donation.
The group was given the 2012 tissue partner of the year award from LifeSource, a nonprofit organ and tissue donation organization that serves North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota.
In October, hospital administrator Keith Heuser attended the North Dakota Hospital Association annual meeting.
With the help of a $150,000 grant, Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons is creating a Girl Scout camp volunteer delivery program to reignite camping experiences for todayâ€™s busy girls.
Through the grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Girl Scouts will create a new training platform for volunteers which will bring camp opportunities into the many communities served by the council.
The grant will benefit Valley City Girl Scouts, said Ann Metli, a spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons council, which serves Girl Scouts in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.
During the regular Valley City City Commission meeting Monday, Ryan Mathias, owner of the NuBar in Valley City, presented the commission with his plans to build a windbreak smoke shelter to accommodate his smoking customers when a new law takes place Thursday.
During the regular November election, North Dakota voters approved a smoking ban that would prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and 20 feet from any door.
Editor's note: The story that ran in Wednesday's paper incorrectly identified the commissioners that were sworn in at Tuesday's meeting. This article has been updated with the correct names.
Two newly re-elected county commissioners, Cindy Schwehr and John Froelich, were sworn in during the regular meeting of the Barnes County Commissioners on Tuesday.
The commissioners approved a contract with Valley City for a financial split and a return of funds to the county for operations of the 9-1-1 system.
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The drawing for the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals was held Saturday evening at the Rosebud Visitor Center. Â
The results of the drawing:
Airplane Tour for 2 from Mike Lerud: Â Caren Berg, Valley City
Oral B Electric Toothbrush Set from Dr. Caren Berg: Â Julie Mikkelsen, Valley City
Lia Sophia Necklace/Earrings Set from Julie Keller:Â Tyler Keller, Valley City
Homemade Afghan from Connie Gullickson: Â Sue Carlsrud, Valley City
One-hour Setting and $50 Print Credit from Photography by Sarah:Â Nancy Oast, Valley City