October 2nd, 2012
Nikki Johnson is on her second month in her new business in downtown Valley City. Johnson, Valley City, opened Absolute Tranquility Therapeutic Massage in July, offering a variety of relaxation services.
Johnson is also an occupational therapist but decided she wanted to focus on a more relaxing side to therapy.
â€śThe world is so stressful, I just want to focus on helping people relax and incorporate it into their healthy living,â€ť she said.
The National Fire Prevention Associationâ€™s annual â€śFire Prevention Weekâ€ť kicks off on Sunday, and Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath said he is preparing to present to Washington, Jefferson and St. Catherineâ€™s Elementary Schools next week to educate children on fire safety.
Solicitations for donations for the Erma Overby Scholarship at Valley City State University will be sent in the coming weeks, but the Valley City-Barnes County Health District can no longer be a part of the effort to recognize the former CCHD director.
Overby, who passed away on June 4 at age 87, worked as a school nurse and the director of the City-County Health District when the two departments merged in 1978. In 2004 the state recognized her with the Outstanding Service in Public Health Award.
You know youâ€™re getting older when the acquisition of new or upgraded kitchen accessories produces excitement. In the past few years, Iâ€™ve moved on from Easy-Bake Ovens to much greater culinary gadgets.
The reason most kids under 30 years old donâ€™t find the lit-up magic of a touch-screen oven or the ease of an electric can opener exhilarating is because we donâ€™t really need to.
Who cooks on a regular basis? Why would you go to the trouble of buying several ingredients when thereâ€™s ramen to be bought, 10 cents each? Whatâ€™s an oven, anyway, and how do you use one?
Dr. Mark Strand, an associate professor in the North Dakota State University Masters in Public Heath program, recently contacted the Valley City-Barnes County health district, curious about CCHDâ€™s Chronic Disease Management program.
Earlier this month, Strand, who was unavailable for comment on Friday, met with CCHD Director Theresa Will to ask about the program. Will said he offered help to her in writing a case study on the program that would be submitted as a medical journal article.
Faculty, students, and community members from across the state will come to the Valley City State University Oct. 11 and 12 to attend the North Dakota University Systemâ€™s 2012 Arts and Humanities Summit. During this biennial event, scholars and artists from across the state will gather to present and share their work in visual arts, music, readings, theater, and scholarship.
Jonna Ziniel, professor at VCSU and coordinator of the event, said the summit is â€śa really nice showcase of what the state has to offer.â€ť
State House and Senate candidates and candidates for the Barnes County Commission have all been invited to participate in a candidate forum Oct. 16 at the Valley City HAC Gymnasium, said Doug Anderson.
Anderson is a Chamber Board member, leads its legislative committee, and is marketing and communications manager for Valley City State University.
The candidate forum is being sponsored by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce, and will take place starting at 7 p.m.
ENDERLIN â€“ The undefeated Maple Valley/Enderlin football team held its perch on the the top of the Class A Region I standings 26-22 win over Northern Cass in its homecoming game Friday night.
The Falcons offense attacked from the air with passing team of quarterback Jordan Haseleu and wide receiver Austin Dixson and key defensive plays gave MVE the victory. The game went back forth throughout the fourth quarter and Falcon head coach Brett Kapaun said he was proud of his team's tenacity.
Every year in football, the center snaps a ball to his quarterback hundreds, if not thousands of times.
But as simple as it seemed late in Saturday's 39-28 loss to NCAA Division II South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, something went wrong for the Valley City State University football team.
The Vikings were in the middle of a drive following a touchdown by the Hardrockers that put VCSU down 32-28.
Of all the games a football team plays each year, there is rarely a non-playoff matchup that draws a crowd better than a homecoming game. But in the same vein, all excitement of the weekend comes with the possibility of distracting players.
But in Friday night's 40-13 homecoming win over Lisbon, the Valley City High School football team showed that it was all business.