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November 16th, 2012
Out on the prairie my Husband and me.
Are stuck in a our cabin with a very urgent plea.
We have no place to go â€“not family at least.
To sit and enjoy a good turkey feast.
Now truth be told weâ€™re really quite quirky.
So you shant put it past us that weâ€™d eat something other than turkey.
Pizza Dave makes a frozen pepperoni to boast.
And itâ€™s not beyond me to just eat some garlic toast.
My burly husband deserves something much more inviting.
We wish a church was serving food-it would be well worth the tithing.
Those church ladies can cook this is for certain.
Those looking to score discounts and deals for holiday shopping have plenty of options as retailers across the nation open earlier and have bigger sales on Black Friday, the notorious Friday after Thanksgiving. But scoring deals on what is deemed the biggest shopping day of the year often requires camping out and rising before the sun.
The Valley City Public Schools school board discussed how special education services are paid and how the costs could be shared more equitably among a group of schools that share special education services at its regular meeting on Tuesday.
Currently, special education services, including services for blind and hearing impaired, are provided by the Sheyenne Valley Special Education Unit. VCPS partners with five other school districts; Oakes, Maple Valley, North Central/Wimbledon/Spiritwood, Hope and Page, to provide special education services.
Dave Opdahl/Special to the Times-Record
Band and Choir students from area high schools gathered for the Barnes County Music Festival. After working together for a day, the students combined for band and choir concerts.
The DECA store at Valley City High School is the place to purchase everything Hi-Liner including clothing, outerwear, and accessories.
According to DECA advisor Scott Hurlimann, who teaches business at VCHS, students are involved with running the store from helping to choose what Hi-Liner merchandise to feature, to operating the business during activities and one day a month.
An Ottertail Power employee with strong links to Valley City is helping restore power to portions of New York state pummeled by Superstorm Sandy.
Brad Weninger of Carrington is the husband of Valley City native Lisa Weninger, said his father-in-law, Louie Nicoli of Valley City.
Lisa, a registered nurse with Foster County Public Health, said Wednesday her husband left for Long Island, N.Y., Nov. 2 with a group of 16 to 18 Ottertail Power volunteer employees to help restore power to vast areas of the state affected by the storm.
Brad works for the Ottertail Power office in Jamestown.
As a member of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America), Our Saviorâ€™s Lutheran Church in Valley City participates in many mission projects that benefit people in developing countries.
One group, called The Good Samaritans, focuses just on quilt making.
â€śWe have a group of 15 or so (14 ladies and one gentleman) who faithfully sew quilts every Tuesday for Lutheran World Relief and also give to Abused Persons Outreach Center and others that need a touch of love with a handmade quilt locally,â€ť said Janice Stowman, chairperson of the churchâ€™s womenâ€™s group.
Leevers Foods is currently running a â€śstuff a truckâ€ť promotion, which started Nov. 5 and lasts through Nov. 25.
The promotion is an effort to collect nonperishable food for the Barnes County Food Pantry.
Rick Idland, general manager, said, â€śThis is such a caring community, and thereâ€™s so much need out there.â€ť
â€śI know everyone is doing their parts,â€ť he said, citing the Valley City Parks and Recreationâ€™s food drive at Ruckus at the Rec along with local car dealersâ€™ â€śstuff the trunkâ€ť promotions.
Valley Cityâ€™s annual Salvation Army begins its 2012 bell-ringing campaign Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.
The mission goal of $32,000 is $10,000 greater than last yearâ€™s goal, a result of tremendous success last year combined with great need, said Isensee, the Barnes County Salvation Army chairman.
Last year the campaign raised double its goal of $22,000.
The Salvation Army is a Christian organization started in 1852 in England by William Booth and brought to the U.S. in 1880.
A Valley City city official was charged with misdemeanor duty upon striking an unattended vehicle last month.
The official was coming onto Sixth Street NE in Valley City near the intersection of Chautauqua Boulevard, and encountered a large city truck approaching from the opposite direction. The official moved to the right and hit a parked car. After inspecting both cars, the official decided the damage was minimal, and went on. Presumably, said the official, the truck driver called the police.