North Dakotaâ€™s paddlefish snagging season opens May 1 and is scheduled to continue through the end of the month. However, depending on the overall harvest, an early in-season closure may occur with a 36-hour notice issued by the state Game and Fish Department.
The Annual Maple Valley PTO Burger, Bingo and Silent Auction Fun Night will be held at the Oriska Elementary School on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Burgers will be served from 5:30-7:00 p.m.; Silent Auction items will be on display from 5:30-7:15 p.m.; and, Bingo will run from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Soft serve ice cream will also be served.
North Dakotaâ€™s NASP State Archery Tournament Scheduled in Bismarck
The state Game and Fish Department invites all North Dakota schools participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program to register for the annual state tournament. The 2012 tournament is held April 13-14 at the VFW Sports Center in Bismarck.
I don't remember when I saw my first working player piano but the one we've always had is the one my father purchased back in the 1950s from a couple of old maid twin school teachers who dressed alike and just died at the age of 104 not too long ago. One of them won it in a contest in 1914 and by the 1950s they were willing to sell it and get an entertainment unit.
The ON THE MOVE Family Cooking Classes were held on February 28 and March 1, 2012. All of the tasty menus and recipes from the classes are now available online at the following link:
You can also find delicious weekly menus and recipes on the NDSU Extension Service site at the following link:
Whooping cranes are in the midst of their spring migration and sightings will increase as they make their way through North Dakota over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these birds as they move through the state is asked to report sightings so the birds can be tracked.
Over the course of oneâ€™s life itâ€™s a given that one makes mistakes; some certainly bigger than others, a few medium ones and most small but lingering with stories to go with them to last a lifetime and bear signpost of warning to those who may follow. I myself have a dark mistake from my youthful teenage days that has haunted me these many years. It is something I am not proud of but it is at last time to confess and release myself from its hostage of my conscience. I hope you wonâ€™t think any the worse of me for this exposure of my human frailties.
As expected, North Dakota deer hunters took fewer deer last fall than in previous years, according to harvest statistics recently finalized by the State Game and Fish Department.
Slightly more than 95,000 hunters took more than 49,000 deer during the 2011 deer gun season. Hunter success was 51 percent, down from 64 percent in 2010 and well below the annual average of 70 percent during the past decade.
ON THE MOVE for Students started March 4 for all Barnes County elementary schools and ends March 31. It is a 4 week program that encourages students in kindergarten-grade 6 to do 60 minutes of physical activity on either 5 or 7 days of the week and have fun doing it!
Students who are physically active learn better, have a healthier weight and are overall healthier. Parents are encouraged to exercise with their children throughout the program.
ON THE MOVE for Students is sponsored by Barnes ON THE MOVE Partnership, local sponsors, and the North Dakota Cancer Coalition.
The annual REACH banquet will be held at the Valley City Eagles on Thursday, March 29. The evening will begin with a social hosted by the REACH Directors at 6pm. The banquet is open to the public. The cost is $10 per person. This includes the social a meal, entertainment and a guest speaker.
This year's guest speaker will be Fr. Patrick Shea, president of the University of Mary.