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October 1st, 2013

Government Shutdown Would Have Local Effect

October 1, 2013

Both the U.S. Postal Service and Baldhill Dam will remain open, and social security and military checks would continue being sent out if the U.S. Government is closed today due to no agreement being reached between the U.S. House and Senate.
Local U.S. Government employees who could be furloughed without a budget deal are U.S. Department of Agriculture employees, the National Fish and Wildlife Service and full-time National Guard employees.

Sheyenne Care Center Celebrates 75 Years

October 1, 2013

The Sheyenne Care Center will celebrate 75 years of operation Wednesday with a full afternoon of events planned for the community to attend. After opening in 1938, the nursing home has gone through many milestones that have made it what it is today. Administrator Craig Christianson says support from the community is the reason the program has been so successful and lasted this long.
The celebration begins at 1:30 p.m. with a services fair in the lobby area of the nursing home. The fair will feature display booths showcasing the various services SCC offers.

Drug Court: A New Option for Young Addicts

October 1, 2013

Andrew is 24 and has already been in prison.
In 2012, Andrew was arrested for delivering marijuana, a felony in North Dakota. After spending several days in a county jail, a few months in the state penitentiary in Bismarck, and five months in a half-way house, he's staying clean – he's determined not to go back. "I'm still on parole," Andrew said. "If I mess up now, I have to start my whole sentence over. If I just keep my nose clean, and I don't have to worry about going back."

VC Celebrating Walk to School Day

October 1, 2013

Valley City Public Schools and St. Catherine’s School in Valley City will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day Oct. 9.
About 1,100 students from the Valley City schools are expected to walk to school Wednesday, Oct. 9 along with parents, teachers and community leaders. Administrators from St. Catherine’s, Jefferson, Washington and the Junior-Senior High Schools with help from Dietrich Bus Service, the Valley City Police Department, School Parent Teacher Organization’s and Barnes County ON THE MOVE Partnership are orchestrating the event.

September 30th

GUEST VIEW: Dinosaur Hunter Discusses Commercial Vs. Academic Finds

September 30, 2013

On Sept. 25, the Fargo Forum published an article about Dueling Dinosaurs, a pair of dinosaurs that appear to be fossilized in a fighting position, that referred to the upcoming auction of the find as "mostly hype." In the article, Paleontologist Jack Horner claimed the find had no scientific value because it was collected by people who make money.
I respect Jack Horner and the academics that do research in the field of paleontology, but I could not disagree more with the comment that all scientific value is lost simply because money is involved.

Barnes County Dispatch Up and Running

September 30, 2013

Barnes County Dispatch based in the Barnes County Courthouse began handling its own calls Thursday, as communications were passed from state radio to Barnes County.
Kimberly Franklin, director of Barnes County Emergency Management, said Friday, “We now get our own calls – although a few weeks late.”
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

NDSA Hosting Breeds Cattle Tour

September 30, 2013

The North Dakota Stockmen's Association will hold its 27th annual All Breeds Cattle Tour starting and finishing in Valley City, that will showcase ranches in southeastern North Dakota on Oct. 11.
The tour will feature a line-up of 12 area cattle producers representing eight breeds of cattle, including some in Barnes and neighboring counties.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

Bridges Celebrates Grand Opening

September 30, 2013

Bridges Bar and Grill celebrated its grand opening all last week. Celebrations included kids face painting, wine tasting, Valley City State University athlete autographs, music, an official ribbon cutting ceremony and more.
After opening in May, the bar and grill restaurant attached to the AmericInn has added some new menu items, and now serves an array of hand-pattied burgers, chicken sandwiches, wraps, wings, appetizers and more. The bar also has eight tap beers and a wide selection of beers and wines.

September 27th

Picking for a Cause: VCSU Students Pick Squash for Food Bank

September 27, 2013

Valley City State University Freshmen spent a morning in the country working for a cause Thursday.
As part of the Learning to Live/Living to learn course, about 200 students – the entire freshman class – converged on the Dan Faust farm near Valley City to pick squash for the Great Plains Food Bank. The group nearly filled two semi-trailers with buttercup squash – more than 47,630 pounds. The squash will be distributed to more than 270 charitable feeding programs including shelters, soup kitchens and food pantries.

Former VC Man Leads Truck Convoy

September 27, 2013

Chad Sorensen, of Larimore, N.D. and formerly of Valley City, had the honor or leading a truck convoy Sept. 21 in West Fargo after raising $2,500 for Special Olympics. Sorensen raised the most money, so he was the lead dog truck of a 45-truck convoy.
The convoy, which Sorensen said was the world's largest for Special Olympics, is done all over the country to raise money for the organization. North Dakota has its convoy every September in Fargo.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

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