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very emotional who went before them exhibit will be on in a cause greater than display at First & themselves. Farmers Bank, Portland,. We can never forget The memorial, Rememthose who sacrificed bering Our Fallen from everything for our freeNorth Dakota, is a sad dom. We must rememreminder of the ultimate ber these American sacrifice made by 21 North Heroes and speak their Dakotans killed in The names when we see This exhibit will be open to War on Terror while wear- the public for viewing. their family members, ing our countrys uniform said Colonel James Biin Afghanistan or Iraq. ernesser, USAF (Ret.). This memorial has been viewed across This exhibit is created so it can travel easNorth Dakota since April 28, 2012 and is ily throughout North Dakota, so that more currently scheduled into May of 2014. people will have the opportunity to honor Viewing of the display from Monday, and remember North Dakotas Fallen. Dec. 2 through Friday, Dec. 13 at First and The North Dakota Department of The Farmers Bank, 5089 Parke Ave., is open to American Legion will be responsible for the public during business hours. moving the exhibit from community to The warriors of the 21st Century, community. professionals, who volunteered to join the The exhibit is open to the public. If United States Armed Forces, grew up in you would like to host the display, please the shadow of September 11, 2001, a defin- contact David Johnson, Adjutant; North ing moment for most of them. They come Dakota Department of The American Lefrom all walks of life and every corner of gion, 701-293-3120 or adjutant@ndlegion. our country, daring to go where so many org. More information regarding curnever would. They retain the face of freerently scheduled viewing site, please visit: dom and build upon the legacies of those

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Mark and Kristal Skramstad with their three boys Raymond (15), Isaak (14) and Elijah (4).

Blood drive successful

A total of 47 people volunteered to donate blood, and 40 were able to give during Valley City State Universitys November 5th blood drive. Twelve people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 51 products were collected. Seven of the donors gave for their first time. Trek Wilhelmi coordinated the drive, and the VCAB sponsored and assisted with recruiting donors, publicity, providing refreshments, and registering donors. Space to hold the drive was provided at VCSU Skoal Room. On behalf of the patients who benefited, United Blood Services appreciates all the thoughtful people who volunteered to help others by giving of themselves.

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he Mark Skramstad Family Bake Sale Benefit will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Valley City VFW. Family and friends are organizing this holiday bake sale for which supplemental funds have been applied for through Thrivent Financial Barnes County Chapter #3132. Mark and Kristal Skramstads Valley City residence received fire damage October 4. No one was home when the fire occurred. They had no insurance. The family has recently moved to an apartment with their three boys, Raymond (15), Isaak (14) and Elijah (4). Our family is extremely grateful for all of the community support received with their prayers, gifts and concerns. Mark Skramstad said. For the observant passerbys who called in the fire and the prompt response of the fire department. The Red Cross, Salvation Army and our employers, Stoudt Ross Ford and Burger King were outstanding. And the many volunteers who came to help us move things out of the house were awesome.




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Nov. 22, 1963 - At 12:30 p.m., on Elm Street in downtown Dallas, President John F. Kennedys motorcade slowly approached a triple underpass. Shots rang out.

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By Jon Pike For the INDY om Musgrave said that when he took his first acting class at Minnesota-State Moorhead, he didnt even know what a monologue was. When he found a monologue was indeed a solo speech by an actor on stage, he went off to search for them and found out that, there were, indeed, books full of monologues at Barnes and Noble. This less than promising beginning Musgrave as, what he characterizes, as the least experienced actor that theater program may have ever seen, to a path that led him to graduating with a theater degree and then on to the Twin Cities to do theater and commercial work. After landing some national commercials, Musgrave said an acting friend offered to bring him out to Los Angeles, which eventually led to a recurring role on the short-lived, That 80s Show on Fox. Now the journey has taken him from Valley City High, where he had always meant to participate in theater, but never got around to it, to being a featured player in an upcoming cable drama featuring some fairly hot actors directed by a pair who has had substantial critical and commercial hits. Just to get an appointment for an audition was quite a bit of work in itself, Musgrave said. I thought maybe being from North Dakota would carry some weight. He then found out, a little bit before the general public, who else was going to be cast on the show, after he was cast. I was a little bit beside myself, he said, and finally understood why it was so hard to get seen. I was shocked, grateful, surprised. All of the above. The Coen Brothers of Minneapolis will be rolling out a cable drama for the FX network, loosely based on their hit, Fargo that will feature Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, and Bob Odenkirk, among others. Though Musgrave, said he kind of prefers doing comedy, hes looking forward to doing a drama as he said he does not want to limit himself to too much in terms of what he does. Sometimes when your first impression of an actor is doing comedy, its
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hard to see them as a serious actor. Look at Jim Carrey, Musgrave said. He did comedy, comedy, comedy and then when he did straighter roles, people held him a little at a distance. The path to being on a nationally broadcast TV show had not exactly been a straight one for Musgrave. After graduating from High School in Valley City, he went on to study accounting at the University of North Dakota. Musgrave said that while he got good grades in the accounting program, he

didnt feel like he fit in there. It was while he was home on Christmas Break that he sat down with his Dad to discuss his future and it came out that he really wasnt happy studying accounting and that he felt like he was an alien in the program that he was planning on making his lifes work. I just did not belong there, he said. I couldnt get excited about the things that people were getting excited about and I couldnt talk with any interest about the things that people were talking about.


Lakes closed to ice fishing

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Sing like no one is listening at the Homewood Christmas program. Join in singing the songs of the season, at 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 23. Tim and Becky Hager invited the public to join them at Homewood Farm off exit 288 and then 5.5 miles south and 1 mile west of Valley City. The sing along features music by several area musicians including: Greg and Andrea Hager, Randie and Katie Meyer, the Doug Fogderud family, Steve and Nancy Kuykendall, Gary and Jan Herr, Tim Fogderud, Naomi Wawers, Tim and SueAnn Berntson, and Tim and Becky Hager. Laurie Christensen will be on the keyboard with Cole Christensen on drums. Many classic Christmas carols will be sung by all in attendance and a special Ho, Ho, Ho guest will appear. There is no admission fee for this Christmas celebration in an old, but recently restored barn. For those unable to climb the steps, a closed circuit TV will be available on the ground floor. Refreshments will be served on the main floor following the program.

sale. Income from the sale of these works of art will provide dignity, hope and a better future for the artists and their families. Bring your family and friends and Shop With a Purpose for Gifts That Give Twice. AA: Alcoholic Anonymous meet every Friday at 5:30 pm in the conference room of Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City.

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LIBRARY: The Valley City Barnes County Public Library is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 845-3821 for more information. OPEN HOUSE: An open house to celebrate Del Wicks 90th birthday from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Valley City Eagles. No gifts requested. Her children are hosting the event. BAKE SALE: A Bake and Quilt Sale will be held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 138th 3rd St. N.W., Valley City, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lefse and goodies of all kinds. Coffee, juice and rolls will be served. FLING: The annual Snowball Fling will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the HAC in Valley City. Craft Vendors and tons of fun to be had. For more information please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 845-1891. VENDOR BLENDER: The Vendor Blender will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at AmericInn Hotel. Stop by


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Friday, November 22

SHEEP TO SHAWL: From Sheep to Shawl Exhibit continues at the Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, Minn. A Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County installation of fiber

pieces illustrating the arc of fiber arts from functional to fine art. General admission. HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Christmas on Pearl Street with unique gifts, free gift wrapping & refreshment

at the Olde School Gift Shoppe in the Historic 1916 Buffalo High School in Buffalo from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. AFRICAN BAZAAR: Do your Christmas shopping at an African Bazaar Open

House on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The bazaar is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 605 8th Ave. NE, Valley City. Their hands create the baskets, jewelry, clothing and other items for


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to see over 20 direct sales and crafters! HOLIDAY SHOWCASE: The Merry & Bright Showcase will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eagles Club. Your favorite area crafters and artisans, along with some awesome new vendors, invite you to their first annual show and sale. For more info please call 490-0367. FESTIVAL OF TREES: The 18th Annual Festival of Trees will be held beginning at 1 p.m. at the Eagles Club in the Riverside Room. Enjoy pictures with Santa/Open House, a silent auction, and the Live Auction Tree gala. For more information please contact Mercy Health Care at 8456557. WEIGHT LOSS CLASS: Valley Nutrition (located on Central Ave next to Central Ave Pharmacy) will be holding a six-week long weight loss challenge. It is a $35 pay-in but the top three losers (of weight, that is) will get their fee back. They will be offering support, advice, and helpful hints along the way. For more information please contact Amanda Goplin at 701-200-0891 or email her at amandagoplin@gmail. com. AFRICAN BAZAAR: Do your Christmas shopping at an African Bazaar Open House on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The bazaar is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 605 8th Ave. NE, Valley City. Their hands create the baskets, jewelry, clothing and other items for sale. Income from the sale of these works of art will provide dignity, hope and a better future for the artists and their families. Bring your family and friends and Shop With a Purpose for Gifts That Give Twice. AA: Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Saturday at 8 p.m. at Fellowship Corner, 320 Second Ave. S.E. in Valley City. On the last Saturday of each month, the meeting is a speaker meeting - for all to attend, not just alcoholics. WINTER FARMERS MARKET: Roses Winter Farmer Market runs from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Christmas at the Barnes County Museum in downtown Valley City. More info: Cindy Rusnusson, 701-845-8979. RETIRED TEACHERS: The Valley City Area Retired Teachers will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church at Noon. The program will be Steve Hammel from the V.C. Public Library. Bring items for the food pantry. Arlys Netland - president. SENIORS: Litchville Community Center. Morning Coffee Monday through Saturday 8 to 10 a.m. Hand and Foot (cards) at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. AA: Alcoholic Anonymous meets every Monday at 8 p.m. at Fellowship Corner, 320 Second Ave. S.E. in Valley City. SENIORS: Buffalo Senior Citizens meet every Monday at the Community Center, Buffalo, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. LIBRARY: Valley City Barnes County Public Library hours: Mondays: 10 a.m. 7 p.m. open evening.

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FUNDRAISER: Buffalo Daycare Inc. is having their 13th annual Soup and Sandwich Fundraiser at the Buffalo Community Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free will offering. There will also be a raffle and bake sale.

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LIBRARY: The Valley City Barnes County Public Library hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 701-845-3821 for information.

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LIBRARY: Valley City Barnes County Public Library is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 701845-3821 for more information.

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WINTER JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR: Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Reiland Fine Arts Center Lobby, University of Jamestown Campus, Jamestown. Employers register online at: career-center/. For more information, contact or kjbossert@ Unable to attend? BINGO: Enjoy Tuesday Night Bingo at the Valley City Eagles. Blackout and progressive bingo games. Early bird games at 7:10 p.m. and regular bingo will start at 7:30 p.m. OPEN MIC: Open Mictakes place at Duttons Parlour in downtown Valley City every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Entertainers (music, comedy, poetry, etc.) and audience members are welcome. No cost. AA: Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Wednesday at noon and 7:30 p.m. at Fellowship Corner, 320 Second Ave. S.E. in Valley City. The 7:30 p.m. meeting is a new open speakersmeeting and is open to the public. CARDS: Play Racehorse Smear every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to close at CMs Place in Wimbledon. Prizes: Hams\, bacon\, turkeys. For people 21+. at VCSU Student Union, West Door. BOOK CLUB: The Valley City-Barnes County Librarys book discussion club meets at 2 p.m. in the librarys multipurpose room. More info: Liz, 701845-3294. STORY HOUR: Lisbon Public Library Summer Story Hour Wednesdays 10 to 11 a.m. Pre-K through 2nd Grade are invited to attend.

MEETING: The City-County Health Board meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday late second-half rally of each month. (Note that carried the Viking meetings may be canceled womens basketball for a lack of a quorum or team to its second win of a lack of agenda items.) the season Saturday. TrailMore info: 701-845-8518.

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STORYTIME: Story time takes place at 10:30 a.m. at the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library. More KIWANIS: Valley City info: 845-3821. Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday at 12:04 p.m.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Please note, the newspaper will be printed a day early next week so the pressman may enjoy a day off, please send your notices by 5 p.m. Monday to submissions@indy-bc. com.

QUILTERS: St. Catherine Quilters makes quilts for those in need every Thursday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the St. Catherine School gym basement, Valley City. Anyone is welcome; no experience necessary. More info: Lela Grim, 701-845-4067. TOASTMASTERS: Second Crossing Toastmasters is again meeting every Thursday from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Norway Room at the VCSU Student Center. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Janet at 845-2596. TOPS: Tops Club of Enderlin meets every Thursday at the Senior Center in Enderlin. Weigh in from 8:30 to 9 a.m.; meeting at 9.


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ing William Penn 57-53 with 6 minutes remaining, the Vikings scored the next 11 points en route to a 7469 victory. Sierra Even made backto-back jumpers to give VCSU its first lead of the second half at 59-57. Ashli Lee would follow with a 3 and Megan Trautman knocked down two free throws after a Viking steal for a 64-57 lead. William Penn would fight back and eventually tied the game at 69-69 with 12 seconds remaining, but Ashli Lee knocked down one of two free throws for a 70-69 lead, and after a William Penn turnover Sadiqah Jihad made two free throws for a 72-69 lead. William Penn had a last gasp, but turned the ball over with 2.7 seconds remaining. Brittany Lehner scored

20 points, including her 1,000th career point, to lead the Viking offense. Lehner knocked down 10 of 12 free throws, part of a 31-for-39 day at the line for VCSU. Megan Trautman went 8-for-8 at the line and also knocked down two 3-pointers for 14 points off the bench. Jihad and Even each added nine points. Valley City State improves to 2-3 overall. The Vikings will hit the road Sunday for a 2 p.m. exhibition game at St. Cloud State University.


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How will the Health Insurance Marketplace that starts in 2014 affect my Medicare coverage?
The Health Insurance Marketplace is designed to help people who dont have any health insurance. You have health insurance through Medicare. The Marketplace wont have any affect on your Medicare coverage. Your Medicare benefits arent changing. No matter how you get Medicare, whether through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan, youll still have the same benefits and security you have now, and you wont have to make any changes. The Marketplace provides new health insurance options for many Americans. If you have family and friends who dont have health insurance, tell them to visit to learn more about their options.

onfused about the Affordable Care Act? Are you wondering how the Affordable Care Act affects your health insurance? Guest speaker Donene Feist will present on the Affordable Care Act at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the Valley City Barnes County Public Library, 410 N Central Ave. Feist is one of North Dakotas 17 navigators whose job is to find uninsured residents and inform them of their opyear, you dont need to do anything. For more information on Medicare Open Enrollment, visit or tions under the Affordable Care Act For more information about the workshop call 701-845call1-800-MEDICARE. NOTE: The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enroll- 3821 ment period (Oct. 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014) overlaps with the Medicare Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2013). Therefore, people with Medicare who are looking to make Medicare coverage changes should make sure that they are reviewing Medicare plans and not Marketplace options.

Do I need to do anything with Marketplace Plans during Medicare Open Enrollment from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7?
Medicares Open Enrollment is the time when all people with Medicare are encouraged to review their current health and prescription drug coverage, including any changes in costs, coverage and benefits that will take effect next year. If you want to change your coverage for next year, this is the time to do it. If youre satisfied that your current coverage will continue to meet your needs for next

What should I do if Im contacted about signing up for a Health Plan? + The Medicare open enrollment period is a time when theres a higher risk for fraudulent activities. + Its against the law for someone who knows that you have Medicare to sell you a Marketplace plan. + DO NOT share your Medicare number or other personal information with anyone who knocks on your door or contacts you uninvited to sell you a health plan. + Senior Medicare Patrol programs are teaching people with Medicare how to detect and report fraud, and protect themselves from fraudulent activity and identity theft. + To learn more about health care fraud and ways to protect against it, visit or the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program in your area (locate your SMP at This information is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
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ight Valley City State football players were named First Team All Conference on Wednesday as the North Star Athletic Association announced its season awards. A total of 30 players were selected First Team All Conference by NSAA head coaches. Valley City State running back Derek Elliott was voted Most Valuable Player Offense. Viking linebacker Jake Thurston was named Most Valuable Senior, and VCSU head coach Dennis McCulloch was voted Coach of the Year. Jamestown's JT Petsch was named Most

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Valuable Player Defense. Elliott and Thurston led a total of eight Vikings named First Team All Conference. Offensive linemen George Trujillo and Gustavo Ramirez, tight end Jacob Miller and kicker Thomas Cortez were named to the First Team Offense along with Elliott. Defensive linemen Matt Craft and Dwanye Fearon were voted First Team Defense along with Thurston. Jamestown (N.D.) tallied seven players on the NSAA Football All-Conference first team, followed by Mayville State (N.D.)

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(701) 845-3713 606 5th St LITCHVILLE First Lutheran Church (701) 762-4297 506 5th St SANBORN Sacred Heart Catholic Church (701) 646-6306 711 4th St MARION North Marion Reformed Church (701) 669-2557 4430 99th Ave SE, Marion VALLEY CITY All Saints Episcopal Church 516 Central Ave. N 701-845-0819 Calvary Baptist Church (Independent) 2030 West Main St. 701-845-8774 Congregational United Church of Christ 217 Fourth St. NW 701-845-1977 Epworth United Methodist Church 680 Eighth Ave. SW 701-845-0340 Evangelical Free Church 1141 Ninth St. SW 701-845-1649 Faith Lutheran Church 215 Fourth St. NE 701-845-4390 First Baptist Church 3511 S. Kathryn Rd. 701-845-4500 First Church of the Nazarene 913 Riverview Drive 701-845-4193 Grace Free Lutheran Church (AFLC) 2351 West Main St. Valley City 701-845-2753 Jehovahs Witnesses, Valley City Kingdom 529 Sixth St. SE 701-845-1887 Mercy Hospital Chapel 570 Chautauqua Blvd. 701-845-6400 New Life Assembly of God 520 Winter Show Rd. 701-845-2259 Our Saviors Lutheran 138 Third St. NW 701-845-1328 Pentecostal Church 214 Fourth Ave. NW 701-845-9590 Rivers Edge Ministry (Interdenominational) 348 E. Main St. St. Catherines Catholic Church 540 Third Ave. NE 701-845-0354 St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) 202 3rd St NW 701-845-0702 Seventh Day Adventist 461 Third Ave. NE Sheyenne Care Center Chapel 979 Central Ave. N. 701-845-8222 Southwest Bible Chapel 826 Fifth St. SW 701-845-2792 Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) 499 Fourth Ave. NW 701-845-3837 Valley Baptist Church 204 5th St. NW 701-845-6950 ENDERLIN First Lutheran Church 326 Bluff St (701) 437-3317 Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Frank Dobos. First Methodist Church 228 5th Ave (701) 437-3407 Jehovahs Witness 367 Oehlke Ave (701) 437-3576 Trinity Lutheran Church 319 Fourth Ave. (701) 437-2433 Hope Lutheran Church (AFLC) (meeting in the Enderlin Methodist Church) Sunday School@10 a.m. Worship Service@11 a.m. 701-437-3777 Email Pastor Norby at NOME St Petri Lutheran Church 12505 52nd St SE (701) 924-8215 LISBON Assembly Of God 1010 Forest St. (701) 683-5756 First Baptist Church (ABC) 401 Forest St. (701) 683-4404 Trinity Lutheran Church 418 5th Ave W. (701) 683-5841 United Methodist (602 Forest St. 701) 683-4479

St Aloysius Catholic Church 102 7th Ave W. (701) 683-4584 Redeemer Lutheran Church 803 Forest St. (701) 683-5347 FINGAL Holy Trinity Catholic Church 419 1st Ave. (701) 924-8290 LEONARD Bethel Moravian Church 15407 49th St SE (701) 645-2287 Leonard Lutheran Church PO Box 279 (701) 645-2435 St Peters Lutheran Church (ELCA) 4713 150th Ave SE (701) 347-4147 FORT RANSOM Standing Rock Lutheran Church, 136 Mill Rd. (701) 973-2671

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ome people seem to always be looking for an argument. They relish an opportunity to get someones blood boiling (sometimes their own). When it comes to wars with words they are like boxers at a weigh-in. At a weighin both sides are By The Rev. feeling like Dennis Norby they are in top shape, able to perform at their peak, and feel as if they are invincible. Boxers in those situations sometimes appear as if they dont want to wait for a ring or boxing gloves but want to start the battle right away. People are sometimes like that with words as well. They are abrasive, rude, and contentious looking to score a solid blow on someone. It seems that the letter of Jude was written because of false teachers saying things they should never have said because they were false. Jude 1:3 tells us, Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

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Jude, the brother of Jesus, who wrote the verse above was not of that sort. He was not interested in a war of words. In fact, he wanted to write about the greatness of the salvation enjoyed by believers but was drawn into a different discussion. The false teachings and abuses that were being aimed at believers needed to be addressed. Jude saw the destructive nature of false teaching and recognized that there are times when a battle line should be drawn. He enters the battle by declaring that the friends he writes to must contend for the faith. The word has the idea of struggle in an athletic competition. It brings to my mind the running back that charges up the middle and hits the defensive line and continues to struggle to push for extra yards. His training has taught him to keep pushing, to keep those legs pumping, to keep going. Jude uses the word faith as a way of summarizing the teaching of the prophets and apostles describing the way of salvation as found only in the person of Jesus Christ. This, Jude says, must be contended for. This faith is precious and glorious it must not be demeaned by being twisted by false teachers. Stand up, contendstrugglefor the faith. It is worth our every effort; our last bits of energy. Jude notes in the following verse how quietly and stealthily those who pervert the Gospel come in. We must be on alert at all times to discern where error is creeping in. How can we do this? How can we contend for the faith? One way is simply to make every effort to have a growing understanding of faith in Jesus Christ. Know your Bible; gather for worship; pray together as families. Another, ask questions. If you hear something from someone, you can ask, Is that what the Bible is teaching? or Where in the Bible did that come from? or Did you misspeak about this? Thirdly, having done that work, dont listen to false



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n November 27, an era in Valley City restaurants will come to an end. Robys Family Restaurant will close its doors for good. It happened really fast, said owner Jan Baumann. Its hard to sell a business. You have to do it when the time is right, and I kind of feel like it is. Jan said health concerns of years of working long hours with few days off and the newly opening restaurant competition in Valley City made it seem like the right time. With all the new competition coming in, I feel there is only so much business to go around, Jan said. This is a good opportunity to get out gracefully and while were still on top. Most people sell when the business is doing badly. Im not doing that, Helping Families and Im proud of that fact. Even though Jan feels it is the right time to sell, she said it was For Over 70 Years a very big decision and it took her a few days to decide. I feel bad about my customers, Jan said. Im going to miss them. The outpouring of concern and caring has been gratifying. Jan hopes that other restaurants in town will take this chance to increase their business. They better treat my customers right, she added. Jan has been the sole owner of Robys for the last 18 years, 701-845-3232 - when she purchased the last

share from one of her brothers. Her parents, Steve and Phyllis Matthews opened the restaurant in October of 1976. The restaurant was built by Jans brothers, who scavenged the wood from railroads, barns, and old buildings to give the restaurant a unique look. At one time, the shingles were also made of wood. Jan has been at Robys throughout the whole history of the restaurant, leaving only once to go to Iowa for one month. It might be safe to say that more heart and soul has gone into this restaurant than is typical in the food business. Jan worked alongside her parents, and currently works with two of her daughters and a son-inlaw. That took a lot of fun out of it when my dad passed away, Jan said. For years, I worked side by side with my parents. The opportunity to work with your parents isnt something too many get, but its a blessing. Family has been a blessing in more than one way. Jan said the labor shortage in Valley City is horrific. Many high school students are involved in sports and dont work like they used to, while she believes more college students live off of loans. Jan said she believes that jobs build character as much as sports do. For these reasons, Jan is thankful to have had her daughters working with her. They allowed us to be open, when other places had to close, Jan said. According to Jan, putting in the hours a restaurant requires is not as easy as it used to be, and as a manager she needs to do just that. She said she really hasnt had a weekend off in ten years, and has worked 6 or 7 days a week while raising four children. She said one of her regrets is missing some of her childrens games and activities, since the restaurant had to come first. Im having trouble putting in the long hours I


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On January 1, you take one of your garden onions, slice it in half and make bowls out of the individual layers. You lay those on a cookie sheet, fill them with salt and when you rise the next morning you will be able to predict the months that will be dry and the months that will be wet. Now, I have never done that but I sure would like to know more about that particular process. So, if anyone out there can fill in the details, I would be happy to share that information with the rest of the world. In the meantime, the moon was just full and that brought us the change in weather for the next 28 days. Its getting colder here and there were a few tiny flakes of snow. But, what can we expect... really?

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The long winter and tardy spring of 2013 disrupted a lot of outdoor activities, including farm and construction work and baseball games and track meets. The weather also influenced North Dakota wildlife, particularly upland game birds, which experienced a relatively poor reproduction year that State Game and Fish By Department biologists partly attributed to Doug Leier a delayed start to the nesting season and cool, wet weather early on when nesting did start. A big question mark for fisheries biologists until just recently was how the weather affected fish reproduction, with ice out on many lakes occurring weeks later than normal. It looks better than we expected, said Scott Gangl, Game and Fish Department fisheries management section leader, after the annual fall fish reproduction survey was completed. Our biologists have been seeing some pretty good numbers of young-of-the-year yellow perch in lakes statewide, signaling some good reproduction this year. This was especially true in our larger lakes that traditionally provided a perch fishery. Devils Lake and Stump Lake reported excellent numbers of young-of-the-year yellow perch. Reports also indicated good numbers of young walleye in the upper reaches of Lake Sakakawea, and fair to good numbers of perch on the east end of the lake. Reproduction was poor for most fish in the Missouri River and Lake Oahe, which are still recovering from the forage losses during high water in 2011. We found some shad and decent numbers of white bass in Oahe, Gangl said. This was our second year in a row of stocking shad in Oahe, so its nice to see some reproduction of those alternate forages. The sport fishery will have a difficult time recovering without that forage base. On another note, Gangl said fisheries biologists are seeing good survival of walleye stocked around the state in North Dakotas smaller waters. There were also fair numbers of young-of-the-year pike, he said. While we initially didnt know what to think of the late spring, it apparently was good for fish. And while the initial fisheries assessment is known, more questions remain across the fields and prairies. For instance, how will later production affect pheasant grouse heading into winter, with many young birds a few weeks behind in their typical growth patterns. Will they be as ready to cope with the onset of winter as they would be in a normal year? The hope is that winter is slow to arrive, light in impact and quick to leave. So far, November hasnt been all that warm, but at least it hasnt produced a major snowstorm yet that will linger on the landscape until next spring.


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Thanksgiving was a three-day food-filled By Dennis celebraStillings tion shared between the pilgrims and Wamponoag tribe in 1621. It is claimed by some that there is no evidence that turkey and cranberries were served. Venison The 1936-37 Normal Practice School first-grade class in costume for a and seafood were readThanksgiving play. (Courtesy BCHS) ily available, and so were official public holiday until 1863, used for quite some time afterward. turkeys. I say that turkeys when president Lincoln declared it Knives, spoons, and fingers were were served. Cranberries (originally to be. used. The fork was not brought to crane-berries because parts of the Since the first Thanksgiving, the New World by the pilgrims. The flowering plant look like cranes) were turkeys have received increasing atEnglish ridiculed forks as being efalso available, but because sugar was feminate and unnecessary. Many Brita luxury in those days, skeptics doubt tention. According to a study done by the National Turkey Association, ish clergymen were strongly opposed they were served. Well, aside from Americans ate 690 million pounds of to the use of forks; they believed that the fact that some peoplemyself turkey during Thanksgiving in 2007. only human fingers were worthy of includedlike to eat unsweetened touching Gods food. When someone cranberries, my wife Cathryn pointed That is an amount approximately died after having used a fork, some out that honey would have been avail- equal to the weight of the entire population of Singapore. clergymen preached that it was Gods able as a sweetener. Massive quantities of leftover froway of showing His displeasure over In 2011, the U.S. produced 750 zen Thanksgiving turkeys led to the the use of such a shocking novelty. million pounds of cranberries, 30 creation of TV dinners by Swanson Governor Winthrop of Massachupercent or 225 million pounds of in 1953. setts was the first person in the New which were consumed at ThanksgivContrary to popular belief, green World to eat with a fork, but that was ing alone. bean/mushroom soup casserole was 10 years after the first ThanksgivBenjamin Franklin, who occasionnot served at the first Thanksgiving. ing. Forks were still very rare. (Yogi ally electrocuted turkeys in the name This popular Thanksgiving menu Berras famous advice that when of scientific research, nevertheless item came into being in 1955 and was you come to a fork in the road, take wanted the bird to be our national symbol. Thomas Jefferson backed the created by Campbells. I know this be- it is said to make reference to this eagle. The eagle was chosen, and since cause I had one of the first ones made scarcity.) Eating with a fork did not catch on until the middle of the 18th then no one has ever suggested eating right here in Valley City. Forks were not used at the first century, and the fork was not used roast eagle for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving table, nor were they Thanksgiving did not become an MWW: 20


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Fisheries biologists are seeing good survival of walleye stocked around the state in North Dakotas smaller waters. (NDGF Photo)
While thats the hope of hunters, biologists and wildlife managers, a lot of ice anglers are waiting patiently to start their pursuit of North Dakotas historically high fish populations. They wouldnt mind a few nice freezing stretches to start making ice for safe fishing conditions. Since I m already on the topic of winter, its not too early to start planning for next year, and a great way to get going on that is with the Game and Fish Departments annulal North Dakota OUTDOORS calendar, the source for all hunting season and application dates for 2014. Along with outstanding color photographs of North Dakota wildlife and scenery, it also includes sunrise-sunset times and moon phases. To order, send $3 for each, plus $1 postage, to: Calendar, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58501-5095. The calendar is the North Dakota OUTDOORS magazines December issue, so current subscribers will automatically receive it in the mail. Leier is a biologist with the Game and Fish Department. He can be reached by email:

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This summer I had an opportunity to go to Norwayand they talked about, you know, after 20 years of north sea oil income, the country of Norway is actually contemplating the possibility of running their country basically on interest, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple said during a recent interview on Chris Bergs Valley News Live television proBy Rob gram in Fargo. And thats Port an amazing thought. It has a lot of implications. Indeed. Governor Dalrymple was responding to a question from CEO Mike Marcil whose research shows that by the end of the current biennium the state could be sitting on upwards of $20 billion in savings. That would be money the state has saved above and beyond a tripling of the total budget since the 2001-03 biennium. To put it into perspective, the states total budget for the current biennium is roughly $13.5 billion, meaning that by the end of 2015 the state is projected to have enough money squirreled away that it could operate for multiple years - roughly two bienniums if you remove federal pass-through dollars from that total budget numbers - without levying a single dime in taxes. Thats remarkable, and a perspective on state finances the public doesnt often get. Its not surprising that even North Dakotas top elected official is talking seriously about the state living off the interest of some of these funds. But could we really eliminate all taxation? Would we want to if it were possible? To the first part of that question, the answer is no. We probably couldnt eliminate all taxation. For one thing, were talking strictly about state dollars. Whatever may happen with state finances, voters have made it clear that they value local control (the defeat of Measure 2, abolishing property taxes, on the June ballot last year is evidence enough of that). Which means that local taxes would stay in place. Whats more, many of the trust funds the

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state maintains are dedicated to specific purposes and have limitations on how they can be used. Without major changes to the law, the legislature cannot start appropriating the proceeds from those funds to other places. That last is something which can be fixed through legislation or the ballot, which brings us to the second part of the question. Do we really want a tax free state? As a conservative Ive no love of taxation. I am for taxes that are simple, transparent and low. I also believe it is every citizens duty to find legal ways to pay as little in taxes as possible. Money in the hands of those who have earned it, freed up for commerce or savings or investment, does society much more good than money sitting in the government coffers. But Im not sure Im comfortable with the concept of a state full of people who are disconnected from the cost of government. Because the cost of government is a check on the size of government. Sometimes people on the right say that government should be run like a business, but I dont think thats true. Maximum revenues, which is the goal of any well-run

ow much do you know about seniors? We call them seniors because nobody wants to own up to being old. So we dont talk about old people even if they are. Nevertheless, they are a unique crowd. Here is a test that will help you evaluate their quirks. If you get less than five correct, you need to visit a local nursing facility By Lloyd soon. Omdahl 1.Why do folks eat supper earlier and earlier as they get older? a.The cost of groceries may go up by six oclock. b.Food is addictive and they need a fix now! c.Dr. Oz may demand a reduction in calories on his next program 2.Why do seniors feel that the younger generation is going to the dogs? a. Its envy because they are no longer a part of the younger generation b. They think age and wisdom are correlatives c. They think rock music belongs in nursing homes. 3. Why do seniors get more serious about church as they age? a. They want to be sure that they will get a Christian burial

b. They recall some of the things theyve done in life c. Church on Easter and Christmas may not cut it with St. Peter d. God may not mark on a curve 4. Why do they dress sloppier with every passing year? a. Nobody manufactures clothes that shape b. They cant find their size at the thrift store c. They think nobody cares so why should they d. They want to fit in with the younger generation 5. Why do seniors go to bed at 8:30? a. To save on the utility bill b. Theres more sex on TV than they can handle c. The 10 oclock news is the same as the 6 oclock news d. After playing bingo all afternoon, what else is there? 6. Why do they dash for Arizona and Florida in November? a. To get used to the heat in case they got religion too late b Its cheaper to wear the same clothes year-around c. Their long underwear wore out years ago.

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unhooked the horse from the buggy. It would seem that the old 7. Why do older folks think they are entitled to senior man then either became so exhausted discounts? that he fell over and expired or that a. Society owes them for living so long the horse, in struggling to extricate b. Why should they quit chiseling just because they itself, struck the man and knocked retire? him over. There is also a probability c. They are saving for even rainier days that the man succumbed to a parad. They noticed that everything is overpriced lytic stroke. As there was no indication of foul play, the coroner thought 8. Why do they prefer FOX or MSNBC for their politi- it unnecessary to summon a jury to cal analysis? further investigate the case. a. They are experiencing brain cell deterioration His only known relative is a daughb. They want their biases confirmed ter, Mrs. Andrew Anderson, residing c. Thinking at any age is dangerous on a farm in Owego township. d. They no longer have time for detailed answers It was a sad ending for the old gentleman, who was nearing his eightieth 9. Why do they both oppose and support a balanced milestone and very feeble. budget? ************* a. They love Medicare Sues Comments: A very sad b. Ambivalence is in style these days story, indeed, but in case you think c. Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds we can believe everything we read in these early newspaper articles, I will 10. Why do seniors dislike contemporary music in now give you the rest of the story! church? a. This racket is not a joyful noise unto the Lord b. If God wanted contemporary music, he would have created people without ears c. Seniors cant sing without melody d. So they can better appreciate North Dakota

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After searching for a death record for Mr. King and finding nothing, I decided to search the Owego Cemetery records on the Find A Grave website. Still no record of Mr. King, but, by looking at each individual record listed for the cemetery, I did find a Mr. James M. Kinney listed with a death date in November of 1915. There also was a photo of his tombstone which listed him as a wagoner Co. B, 10 Minn. Inf which would have been during the Civil War. I then went to the trusty 1981 Sheldon History Book and on page 279 I found a family history on an Olianna Kinney. According to the Sheldon book, Olianna Johnson had come over from Norway at age 15 and found work on the Powers Ranch south of Leonard where she met Mr. Marlin David Kinney, the ranch foreman, and they were married. They homesteaded north of Wyndmere but in 1901 her husband died. His death entitled her to a second homestead so she headed up to Owego as a widow with two small children. Her father-in-law, James M. Kinney, a Civil War veteran accompanied her to help her get started on NE - 22 Owego Township. In 1909 Olianna Kinney married Andrew Anderson, a recent immigrant from Norway. The family moved to Valley City in 1923 where Mr. Anderson worked on the railroad. Thanks to a little research, I was able to verify that the name of man who suffered death in the marsh was James M. Kinney, not King, and Mrs. Andrew Anderson was his daughterin-law from her first marriage, not his daughter. Now you know the rest of the story! ****************** Watch for more history next week!

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Care center welcomes new employees
The Sheyenne Care Center hired three new administrative employees, Andrea McMillan, Heather Elliot, and Michon Ann Kysilkas. McMillan is a social work intern/ designee, who graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She is a Wimbledon native. Elliot is the new nurse manager in the Special Care Unit. She is a Valley City native, who graduated with a degree in nursing from North Dakota State University. Kysilkas is a registered licensed dietitian. She was raised in Grand Forks, and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in dietetics. Eagle Creek is considering an expansion to South Dakota. The company is based in Minnesota, and has technology centers in Pierre, S.D., and Valley City. They are currently building a center in Vermillion, S.D. The proposed expansion would bring a second center to Pierre by the end of next year, along with up to 175 new technology jobs. The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new members during the month of November, Lori Froemke and Reign Realty. The 31st Annual Snowball Fling is planned for Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Hi-Liner Activity Center. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and features arts, crafts, and food. This event offers everyone an opportunity to do Christmas shopping for unique items, all under one roof. Santa pictures will also be available at the event.

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used to, Jan said. Theres days you dont sit down all day and youre constantly going. Jan credited her husband, Gary, and her mom with helping her take care of her time when she needed to tend to her business, and said she wouldnt have been able to do it without them. Jan recalled bringing her oldest daughter to Robys, setting her aside, and going to work to deal with buses during very busy times. Jans daughters Lacey and Toni work with her at Robys, along with Laceys husband Jim. She has another daughter Haylee, and a son, Jeff, who never worked at the restaurant. Jan described Robys employees as a close-knit group. She said Robys tends to keep employees longer than some employers. We try to pay better wages and treat them well, Jan said. Theyre almost like family. Jan hopes the customers will be patient with the new owners, who hope to open a new restaurant in the spring. Theyre going to do great things, she added. I think people will enjoy it. I really want this place to do well. Fresh blood in here will be good. For now, Jan is uncertain of her future plans. She is not ready to retire, but plans to take the winter off, and look for some type of work in the spring. Jan is looking forward to spending time at her country home, which is near Eckelson. Its time to take time for me, my husband, and my mom, Jan said. By spring, Ill be looking for something.
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business, shouldnt be the goal of government. The goal of government should be providing whatever services the democratic process dictates at as efficient a cost to the taxpayers as possible. One check on government growing too expansive is its cost. The bigger government gets, the heavier a financial burden it lays on the people. Absent that cost check, government may grow into something far more bloated and intrusive than any of us are comfortable with. Democracy gives all a say in the size of government, but along with that should come an obligation to share the cost of government. At the federal level the tolerance for massive budget deficits, and the lopsided tax code, have allowed our national leaders to grow the federal government irresponsibly without a corresponding increase in its cost. With a federal government that is already out of control, the last thing North Dakotans need is a state government that is similarly unhinged. North Dakotas windfalls should be used to reduce and simplify taxation, but never to eliminate taxation entirely.

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with six selections. Dakota State landed five selections, while Presentation (S.D.) had four selections to the allconference team. Valley City State and Jamestown were crowned as North Star co-champions with a 3-1 conference record. Dakota State and Mayville State were tied for third place in the conference standings with a 2-2 conference record. Presentation finished fifth in the conference standings. There are 25 players that are selected to NSAA Football All-Conference Honorable Mention team. For Valley City State, five players were named All Conference Honorable Mention: linebackers Fontayne Fuga and Austyn Flores, offensive lineman Taylor Carvalho, wide receiver Colby Lum and quarterback Kurtis Walls.

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You know when you dont fit. His Dad said it wouldnt be worth it, if he would still be unhappy doing it when he was 40. He said he felt like choosing acting was going out on a limb. If you live in North Dakota, there not a lot of acting schools and theres not a lot of examples to follow. Id had always talked about acting but, I was incredibly frightened by the idea. So, Musgrave said he then took a semester off from school and then signed up as a theater major at MSUM, where he learned such vital information as what a monologue is. He also participated a bit as an actor in the schools then new film program. After graduation, he then started working on the path that led him from commercials and theater to now working with A-list actors. The series will be shot near Calgary, Canada, in the Canadian West, and while it is mostly being done to hold down costs, as shooting anything in Los Angeles is expensive, Musgrave said hes kind of anticipating it. Im incredibly excited to feel the wind in my face and the snow beneath my feet, to really get into the role and the world that Fargo is. So, Musgrave will be back in the frozen North, if not quite actually North Dakota, and this time it will be with some of the best that Hollywood has to offer and on a nationally-televised cable drama. The show is slated to be part of the 2014 season on the FX network.

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in North Dakota until shortly before Thanksgiving in 1889. Knives had long been used for eating, and guests might bring their own, which were sharppointed and used to spear food. Of course, they continued to be used as weapons and thus posed the possible threat of danger at the dinner table, especially during heated family political arguments. In 1669, King Louis XIV of France banned pointed knives at the table Something tells me to beat it. (Dennis in an effort to reduce violence. Stillings Collection) Some folks were also disgusted by the use of the sharp-pointed knives because it is the number one evening when for the picking of teeth. Thus we have the people return home and reunite with their typically dull rounded blade of table knives high school buddies. A second possibility today. is that the anxiety of being surrounded by It has been claimed that the night before family drives some to drink. Thanksgiving is the biggest drinking night of the yearbeating out even New Years THE TURKEY SHOT OUT OF THE OVEN Eve and St. Patricks Day. Some say it is
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