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July 16th, 2012
Returning to Music at the Courthouse Lawn will be âThe Meyer Familyâ from Valley City on Wednesday, July 18, beginning at 7:15 p.m..
Randie Meyer, son of DeMar and Shirley Meyer and Katie, daughter of Clarence and Lillie Olson, have been married for forty-two years. Their four children have been singing since they were two years old and now the fifteen grandchildren are asked to help âPass the Faith Alongâ as one of the songs says.
Barnes County 4-H members who participated in the dog project had a chance to show off their work Friday at the dog show during Barnes County 4-H Achievement Days.
The show began at 5:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Winter Show building. Crowds gathered around to watch the 10 dogs and their owners compete in obedience and showmanship.
The dog show is an annual show held every July during the achievement days.
Ellen Bjelland, Barnes Countyâs 4-H extension agent, said Barnes County is one of the few counties that does a dog show.
HOPE, N.D. â âUnbelievable,â a woman remarked as she inspected a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 retractable convertible. The car, owned by Earl and Connie Behm of Valley City, was one of several dozen in the classic car show during âHope Days.â
Over the the weekend the city of Hope celebrated its annual Hope Days and the 2012 Class Bash reunion of students from Hope, Luverne and Pillsbury.
This yearâs events included a classic car show, 5K run/walk, demolition derby and a Sunday morning golf tournament.
Approximately one year ago, the Head Injury Association began a peer mentoring program. The purpose of the program is to assist families and individuals who have sustained a brain injury cope with the complexities and impact of this disability from acute care through community re-integration.
Barnes County is among the healthiest counties in North Dakota according to the University of Wisconsin.
The UWâs Population Health Institute recently released its 2012 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report, which found that Barnes Ranks No. 2 in the âHealth Outcomesâ category, second only to Griggs County. Under âHealth Factors,â Barnes was fifth, behind Bowman, Cass, Griggs and Burleigh.
âI probably donât need to tell anyone here that thereâs a significant flood risk in Valley City. Youâve all lived through it and been through flood fighting efforts,â began Sierra Schroeder of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a half-hour slide show presentation during a public forum Tuesday.
A light but vocal crowd attended the evening meeting, which was hosted by the Corps and the City of Valley City, that gave residents the opportunity to speak with officials from the Corps about permanent flood protection in Valley City.
Special to the Times-Record
Flowers growing in containers may need to be watered daily. Hanging baskets of fuchsias and other flowers are especially prone to drying out.
A layer of mulch in containers can reduce watering needs.
Remove flowers in the garden after they fade. This is called deadheading. In this way, the plant wonât waste any energy on producing seed in these faded flowers. Rather, the plant will spend its energy on producing new flowers.
A local contractor will have to wait one more month to find out when he will be paid in a development that had one member of the Barnes County Water Resource District Board calling for the resignation of another.
On Monday, the board moved to rescind a motion from last monthâs meeting to pay for work done on âLegal Drain No. 2,â and will decide how to proceed next month based on whether board member Duane Lettenmaier will pay the bills personally or not.
The five-day search for a missing Valley City State University student ended Monday on the northern rim of the Grand Canyon.
Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson held a press conference Tuesday afternoon stating that the Coconino County Sheriffâs Department in Arizona informed VCPD hours earlier they had located 22-year-old Amber Glatt, who suffers from reccurring amnesia.
âThe missing persons part of it (this case) is closed,â Thompson said. âThereâs a few other details we want to clear up and we will work to do that before we officially close everything.â
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Amanda Grafing of Valley City, along with Paul Leier, owner/operator of Big Hammer Music Entertainment, will be providing music on Wednesday, July 11th at the Courthouse Lawn starting at 7:15 pm.
Amanda graduated from VCHS in 2007. After graduation she was hired by John Deere Seeding Group where she is about to complete her 5th year.
Paul LeierÂ is the owner and operator of Big Hammer Music Entertainment. He has been doing DJ - Karaoke since 1995 in Twin Cities and North Dakota Area.