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October 30th, 2012
Area students recently competed in A BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology), robotics competition at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. The Valley City robotics team, whose members call themselves the Hi-Linerds, took home prizes that included first place for â€śMost Robust Robot,â€ť first place for â€śMentor of the Year,â€ť second place for their robot, third place for their engineering notebook, and third place overall. The clubâ€™s second place distinction earned it a spot in the Regional BEST competition in Fargo in December.
Area children got to wear their costumes early this year during the eighth annual Ruckus at the Rec that was held Friday evening at the Recreation Center gym in Valley City.
The event featured an evening of carnival games for all children ages pre-school through sixth grade. Parents and grandparents also joined their parents dressed in costume. Community and surrounding area businesses and organizations as well as interested individuals also assisted with the activities.
Members of the Valley City High School football team danced to the hit song â€śGangnam Styleâ€ť at a pep rally Friday. The pep rally was held for the football team, which beat Bishop Ryan 24-14 in Minot Saturday in the state tournament. The rally also celebrated the cross country team, which competed in the state meet Saturday.
Sheyenne River water flows are expected to increase early this week as water pumped from the east end of Devils Lake begins arriving, said Schueneman manager of the Baldhill Dam for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Friday Schueneman said North Dakota once again Monday began pumping water out of the east end of the lake into the Sheyenne River after repairing a pump that was out of action.
Friday, October 26 through Monday, October 29
Members of the local Boy Scout Troop 560 are selling Christmas wreaths, crosses and garlands as a fundraiser for scouting activities. To place prepaid orders, please contact Jon Jury, 2012 parent chairman at 845-1558 or 490-0148, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Scouts will be delivering all purchases beginning Saturday, November 17.
Friday, October 26
A bride should always keep her groom guessing. Donâ€™t you think? Shoot! You donâ€™t even need to be a bride to a groom. Iâ€™ll expand that sentence to declare, â€śA person should always keep the world guessing!â€ť And so I do.
The season of the flu is already upon us, and health officials in Valley City urge anybody age 6 months and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Local pharmacies and City-County Health District offer flu shots with no appointment necessary.
Sarah Hansen, Registered Nurse at the City-County Health District, said the CCHD is open to give flu shots from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The cost of shots at the CCHD for private pay is $32. They can also be covered by private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare.
State Senator Ryan Taylor (DNPL), candidate for governor, visited Valley City Thursday. More than a dozen people had the opportunity to meet the candidate and hear his plans for the future when he visited the AmericInn for a lunchtime town hall meeting.
The Community Health Ministry of Buffalo and Tower City will be sponsoring the ninth annual Tour of Homes on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1-4:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.
The tour will begin at the Buffalo 1916 School on Pearl Street, where tickets, maps and refreshments will be available, and the Olde School Gift Shoppe will be open for your shopping pleasure. Advance tickets will also be on sale at Kasowski-Gubrud Repair and the Food Market in Buffalo.
The Valley City School District's major campaign to collect food for those in need begins Wednesday, albeit under a new name, â€śStuff The Truck.â€ť
Last year the effort went under the name â€śPack The HAC.â€ť The new name brings the effort full circle, said Cindy Waagen, director of Marketplace Foods.
â€śThat was our original name,â€ť when Marketplace Foods started the effort in 2000, Waagen said Wednesday.
The Valley City School District took over leadership in about 2005, Waagen said. â€śWhen it was done by Marketplace the schools were always involved,â€ť she said.