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June 13th, 2012
The Sheyenne Care Center staff and residents in Valley City recently saw the addition of two new faces.
Cynthia Smith will take over as director of nursing, while Valley City native John Ziemba will be the new employee recruiter.
Smith moved to North Dakota from South Carolina in June of 2001 when she accepted a job as director of nursing in Rugby, eventually becoming the administrator of the Rugby Long Term Care Program.
All precincts reported. See Thursdayâ€™s Times-Record for full results.
Valley City Commission
Ken Evenson â€” 484
Arthur Frieze â€” 199
Robert Drake â€” 860
Mary Lee Nielson â€” 1,012
Madeline Luke â€” 1,077
Legislative assembly appointments
Yes-96,298 (60.48); No-62,917 (39.52)
Elimination of property tax
Religious freedom measure
Discontinuation of UNDâ€™s nickname
-Compiled by Scott Schlaufman
Lisa Blackâ€™s reason for wanting to participate in this yearâ€™s Relay for Life is more personal than for many people. Lisa, who will be conducting the luminary ceremony, has a number of family members whoâ€™ve been affected with cancer. But she is also a survivor of cancer herself.
Although this is her first year partaking in Relay for Life, Lisa said sheâ€™d been interested before but was never around during the event.
The relay takes place 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday at Lokken Field.
Special to the Times-Record
BISMARCK, ND - The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame (NDCHF) finalized plans for the 2012 induction weekend June 22-23, in Medora, with special recognition programs and receptions to acknowledge the current (and past) inductees in to the Hall of Honorees of the NDCHF â€“ Center of Western Heritage & Cultures: Native American, Ranching and Rodeo.
Stephanie Mayfield has left her position as Executive Vice President at the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce as of Friday.
To honor her service, the Chamber held a farewell open house Friday afternoon.
Mayfield is excited for her next adventure to stay at home with her 4-year-old daughter. She said her daughterâ€™s daycare closed and instead of trying to find a new one, she decided to stay home with her.
Mayfield has been with the Chamber for more than two years; she started in March of 2010.
â€śOpinions donâ€™t matter, theyâ€™re going to do what they want to do,â€ť said one landowner as he left a public hearing on the Thordenskjold Drain reassessment.
On Oct. 18, 1953, the cornerstone was laid at the St. Paulâ€™s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Valley City. Along with it, a time capsule was secured for a future congregation.
The Church opened the capsule following services on Sunday at St. Paulâ€™s new location.
â€śTo be able to open it,â€ť said the Rev. Mathew Sprunger, â€śit was really awesome.â€ť
Sprunger will celebrate three years with the church in August, and said that the former pastor of the church, Donald E. Kolander, handpicked many of the articles that were placed in the capsule.
Special to the Times-Record
The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce announces that this yearâ€™s proceeds from the Annual â€śDuckinâ€™ Down the Sheyenneâ€ť rubber duck race will go to United Way of Barnes County.
The annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 16 during the Rally in the Valley festivities.
Applications were reviewed by the Chamber Board on Friday, May 18.
There were many local youth-orientated organizations who applied. The United Way will use the funds to support the many worthy groups within Barnes County that they support.
Summer Reading fun: Over 110 children plus teens and adults have helped launch our Summer reading program. Keep on coming. Join the fun!
After a week off, I needed to get back (up to snuff). Meanwhile, Politeness will get you most anything! In â€śThe Duckling Gets a Cookieâ€ť by Mo Williams, a childrenâ€™s title, Duckling asks (politely) for a cookie, with nuts, and receives it immediately. Pigeon is jealous! He complains loudly and long about asking and not receiving. Finally, Duck says he got the cookie for Pigeon. Then Duck politely asks for another cookie, without nuts!
Spectators lined Central Avenue Saturday as they watched rivers speed down the hill in motorless cars sponsored by area businesses.
Competitors in the 17th annual Soap Box Derby were divided into two divisions, stock and super stock. The derby was conducted as a true double-elimination event with each race consisting of two heats against the same opponents. The drivers swapped lanes and wheels between each heat.
With temperatures soaring to almost 90 degrees and winds quite gusty at times. the drivers still had fun racing their gravity-powered race cars.