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Community gathers for 42nd annual Christmas Eve dinner



The Valley City Community Christmas dinner will be observing year 42 of the event. One of the organizers, Rayma Fiegen has been a part of the event for 20 years and has previously chaired the event. While it is held at ts hard for people to be alone on Christmas Eve. Saint Catherine Catholic Church, it is not the church In Valley City, that doesnt have to be the case. For that organizes the event. Rather, it is a small group of over 40 years, an informal group of people in Valley people who get together and informally put on the event City have seen to it that people can have a good dinner, maybe catch some entertainment, and talk and socialize every year. Colleen Musgrave is the current chair of the event. with other people on Christmas Eve and maybe feel a She said they get a good turnout for the event every year little less lonely on this holiday. and people seem to like interacting with a number of different types of people who also might just happen to SHOE REPAIR & SALES be alone on the holiday. Thats because a small group of dedicated volunteers make it happen. METATARSAL HUNTING & FISHING While it may attract college students who cant get EQUIPMENT home for the holidays, Musgrave said the dinner does PROTECTING FOOTWEAR ZIPPERS & REPAIR attract a variety of people. That way, different types of people can get together on Christmas Eve and GUNS: Reading seriously have a chance to interact BUY, SELL, TRADE with each other. harms idiocy. Musgrave said that Ye Olde Books - Valley City the focus has changed a 226 E. Main St. 701-845-8721 OPEN: 9:30-5 little bit since the event Tuesdays-Fridays 0212#344 125 CENTRAL AVE. S. - VALLEY CITY, ND 701-845-2087 OR 701-845-2378 started. It used to be for people who were going to be totally alone Check us out on Facebook! for Christmas, like college students, or some of the homeless, but now some families come. The event hasnt always been the same. At its high point, Fiegen said, We served 790 meals and for that we had to use the upstairs gymnasium, but that got to be too much. She added that while in years past, they did do some home delivery of meals they no longer are able to offer that service. But, she said, people can pick up a dinner at the church and take it with them if they want to have a dinner for Christmas Day. Fiegen added that the more 420 Main Street Lisbon, ND (701)683-7695 or 866-683-4654 scaled-back event that Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm they do now, which is in Check us out on Facebook! the church hall, has a Center for Dental Excellence Dentistry for All Ages For One-Visit Crowns (CEREC) Implants Root Canals bit more friendly numDentistry All Ages One Visit Crowns (CEREC) Cosmetic Dentistry WhiteFillings Bleaching State of the Art Technology Implants Root Canals CosmeticDentistry ber. The event we used White Fillings Oxide Bleaching Laser Assisted Dentistry Nitrous Oxide Nitrous Digital Radiology - 90% Less Radiation to Patient to do became a bit too State of the Art Technology Laser Assisted Dentistry PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE INSURANCE ELECTRONICALLY FILED ALL MAJOR CARDS ACCEPTED much too handle. Digital Radiology - 90% Less Radiation to Patient


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Fiegen said there used to have to be a lot more organization with, Someone in charge of cooking the meal and someone else in charge of entertainment, but with the downsized event, we just focus on providing a home-cooked meal and some camaraderie. There will probably be some entertainment too, said Musgrave, but it will probably be on the informal side with someone bringing a guitar to sing Christmas Carols. The entire holiday enterprise is run on donations and volunteers Musgrave said that they can always use donations in the run-up to the event. People can drop off or mail a check to the church, which also collects checks for the event. People can make the check out to the Community Christmas Eve Dinner in care of St. Catherines Catholic Church if they want to donate. The address is 540 3rd Avenue North East, Valley City, North Dakota, 58072. They have also developed a network for getting word out about donations and the event. They work with some of the Lutheran Churches in the area and The Salvation Army to get word about the need for money and to bring people to the event. More specifically, that would include John Beil from Trinity Lutheran Church, and Joe Lund from Faith Lutheran Church and the Salvation Army, along with Fiegen and Musgrave from Saint Catherines Church Musgrave said that they get good reviews by the at



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A very special Elvis Christmas on display

Alumni sing to put you in the Christmas mood

ack and Betty Gorman are opening their homes for a very special Elvis Christmas display from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Dec. 8 and 9, at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 2700 8th Ave. SW, Jamestown. This private collection will be on view, nothing is for sale; however you may take photos or record anything in the room. Donations will be collected for the James River Humane Society. All donations are welcome. Admission is free to the public.

ongratulations to the artist of this years Christmas in the Valley button design contest. Tifani Komrosky, a fifth grader in Mrs. Kohlers classroom at Washington Elementary school was chosen as the winner. Her picture was chosen out of more than 70 entries. Congratulations to Komrosky and thank you to everyone who entered a design. They were all wonderful. The winning button is shown on the front page of this newpaper. If you havent already purchased a Christmas button be sure to stop at a participating location and get your name entered in the weekly drawing with every Christmas button you purchase.

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Not so fast with the E-cigarette hype

By Vicki Voldal Rosenau


ust a few days ago, I encountered it again: A national voice arguing that society should be urging tobacco smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes as an alternative means of nicotine delivery. This particular e-cig campaigner was featured on the pages of a major North Dakota newspaper. He recited the familiar reduced harms argument that health advocates ought to freely promote e-cigs because, since they do not combust tobacco, they de10th Annual liver lower levels of toxins to their consumers. I say: Not so fast. The true, reliable scientists

are reminding us that while much is still unknown about e-cigs health impacts both on current smokers who switch and on youthful potential smokers, we do know for sure that e-cigarettes are addicting. We also know that the highly profitable e-cig industry (a huge chunk of which is owned by those same old villains known as Big Tobacco) is aggressively marketing to young people, and their tactics are working all too well. Last year, e-cig use more than


Starts Saturday, Dec 7

LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST 7-9:30 a.m. Enderlin VFW CHRISTKINDLMARKT 9:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Enderlin City Auditorium A traditional German holiday market
(Great food, gifts, holiday crafts & more!)


MARYHILL MANORS OPEN HOUSE 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to tour, visit and enjoy fellowship with the staff and residents.

THE GROUP: (l-r) Erik Opdahl, Maestro of the show John Monilaws, Josh Argall, Randy Hajek, Marty Lanter and Lance Drevecky

CLIOS HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES 1-5 p.m. Tickets available at library, Christkindlmarkt, homes
See the homes of Jeff Wadeson, Stephanie and Tyson Hoy, Donna Orn, and Beth & Bobbie Geske

his group of EBC Alumni are working to produce the 18th Annual EBC Alumni Committee "We're in the Christmas Mood" show that will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14., in VCSU Vangstad Auditorium. The show is filled with Big Band Christmas selections along with several vocal solo's and ensembles. Attendance is free however you are asked to bring an item for the Barnes County Food Pantry. A free will offering is also taken.

Saturday, Dec. 14 - 7:30 p.m.

SWINGING INTO CHRISTMAS 7 p.m. Enderlin City Auditorium


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A yummy soup supper followed by local musicians performing holiday music. Soup supper starts at 5:30 p.m.; Holiday show - 7 p.m. Supper & Show: $12; Show only: $5. Tickets available at the door.



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com for updates. CANCELED: The Commerce Committee and the Chamber of Commerce invite you to be a part of the annual Parade of Lights 6 p.m. down Central Ave. If you have any questions please feel free to email or call the Chamber at 8451891. AA: Alcoholic Anonymous meet every Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City. BAZAAR: There will be an Asante Network African Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheyenne Care Center Coffee Shop. All items are made by womens groups in Africa and all proceeds go to help them continue to educate, feed, shelter and cloth the people they are responsible for, including many HIV/ AIDS orphans. BOOKS: Books are Fun and Bake Sale at the HAC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info contact Nadine at 845-3925. TRIBUTE: Simply Diamond,a Neil Diamond Tribute Band will be at the Eagles Club beginning at 6 p.m. Enjoy a show and dinner. For info or tickets please call the NDWS at 845-1401. MOVIE NIGHT: The Polar Express with Tom Hanks begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Vault Coffee Shop, 223 Central Avenue N, Valley City. Rating: PG. The parade of lights begins

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The ensembles of the VCSU Music Department invite everyone in the community to attend the annual Holiday Extravaganza concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in VCSUs Vangstad Auditorium. This is a fantastic way to begin the holidays with friends and family. What better way to get in the mood for the holiday season on the first weekend of December? Come listen to the Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band perform both traditional and modern holiday classics, such as Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Ill Be Home for Christmas, and Silver Bells, and also including music from the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, Mannheim Steamroller, and the musical Les Misrables. The VCSU Saxophone Quartet will also be featured on the performance. The concert is suitable for all ages, and families are encouraged to attend with their children. Admission for adults is $5, students admitted free. Dont miss this wonderful holiday performance! Questions about the event may be directed to James Adams, VCSU Director of Bands at or 701-845-7271.

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Friday, Dec. 6

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. WINTER SHOW: The North Dakota Winter Show will take place Dec. 5-8, at the event center off Exit

292, Valley City. This event is free and will feature the North Star Classic, cattle shows and sales, dinner show, commercial exhibit, fitting clinic and more. A Neil Diamond Tribute Band called Simply Diamondwill perform at the dinner

show at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at the Valley City Eagles Club. Contact the NDWS to reserve tickets for more information by calling 701-845-1401 or 1-800437-0218. Visit the website at www. northdakotawintershow.


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at 6 p.m. This is a free showing, everyone is welcome. Please note, this movie is on Friday night, there is no movie on Saturday. Please feel free to bring your comfy portable chairs. Blankets, etc... We want your movie viewing experience to be as comfortable as possible. 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 701200-0891 or email her at amandagoplin@gmail. com. MUSIC: Valley City State University presents Chamber Concert, at Vangstad. 3 p.m. $5 Adult Admission fee, students free; VCSU staff, faculty and students admitted free with ID. MUSIC: Valley City State University presents Valley City and Jamestown College Orchestras, Valley Voices, Valley Youth Choir, at Vangstad. 7:30 p.m. $5 Adult Admission fee, students free; VCSU staff, faculty and students admitted free with ID. CHRISTKINDL: Lions Pancake Breakfast, held from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at the VFW in Enderlin. JAM SESSIONS: Monthly bluegrass jam sessions resume this month at the Barnes County Museum n n n n n n n n n in Valley City from 1 to 5 p.m. The acoustic jam is free and open to the public and beginning players are welcome. For more information call John Andrus at 701-762-4891 or go to The monthly jams will run through May and are sponsored by the Bluegrass Association of North Dakota and the Barnes County Museum. 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. OPEN HOUSE: A Christmas Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. at Wesley Acres Camp and Retreat Center. CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Swingin into Christmas at the Enderlin City Auditorium, 327 Railway Street, Enderlin, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A yummy soup supper followed by local musicians performing holiday music. Soup Supper from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Holiday show 7 p.m. Tickets for supper and show $12; Show only $5; Tickets available at the door. n n n n n n n n n

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LIBRARY: The Valley City Barnes County Public Library is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 8453821 for more information. WINTER SHOW: The North Dakota Winter Show will take place Dec. 5-8, at the event center off Exit 292, Valley City. This event is free and will feature the North Star Classic, cattle shows and sales, dinner show, commercial exhibit, fitting clinic and more. Contact the NDWS for more information by calling 701-845-1401 or 1-800437-0218. Visit the website at www. northdakotawintershow. com for updates. CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Kathryn Christmas Dinner Show featuring the Maasjo Sisters along with the AMAZING DUO of TWO SMART GUYS (Tom Overn & Duane Larson) and Stephanie Cavette will round out the evening entertainment at the Prairie Waters Facility, (formerly known as: The Kathryn School). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.00/person. Dinner choices are chicken or beef and need to be made at the time of reservation. For tickets, call or email Joyce at; 701-796-8021. Seating is limited. No tickets sold at the door.

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: Shop at the Christkindlmarkt from 09:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Enderlin City Auditorium. Free to the public. A traditional German holiday market featuring baked goods, crafts, jewelry, gifts, music, food, and Kids craft room. TOUR OF HOMES: A Holiday tour of homes from 1 to 5 p.m. in Enderlin. Tickets are available at the City Library prior to the event. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased on the day of the event at the tour homes, the Enderlin City Library, and the Enderlin City Auditorium. 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 information by calling 701info: Cindy Rusnusson, 845-1401 or 1-800437701-845-8979. 0218. Visit the website at www.northdakotawinterSunday, Dec. 8 for updates. HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: CHRISTMAS ELVIS: The Solomon G. Comstock Jack and Betty Gorman House hosts Holiday Tours Presents: A Very Special and Treats from 1 to 4 p.m. Elvis Christmas Display 9 at the Comstock House. a.m. to 8 p.m. at the new Admission $5 per person, Hampton Inn & Suites in children 5 and under free. Jamestown. FREE admisCelebrate the Holidays sion though donations Victorian Style, right in are being accepted for Moorhead. This year the the James River Humane Red River Watercolor Society. Jack and Betty Society will showcase an Gorman Contact:701Art Show, traditional treats 252-3209. and tea will be served in the Dining Room and Monday, Dec. 9 then join us for a tour of LIBRARY: The Valley City the house and some fun Barnes County Public activities. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 701-845WINTER SHOW: The North Dakota Winter Show 3821 for information. will take place Dec. 5-8, MEETING: The Barnes at the event center off Exit 292, Valley City. This event County Water Resource District Board meets at is free and will feature the 8 a.m. on the second North Star Classic, cattle Monday of each month shows and sales, dinner at the county Highway show, commercial exhibit, fitting clinic and more. Con- Department, 1525 12th St. N.W. in Valley City. More tact the NDWS for more info: 701-845-8508. Barnes County Public Friends & More Club Library hours: Mondays: 10 Christmas Party at The a.m. 7 p.m. open evening. Eagles from 1 to 3 p.m. CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY: The Valley City Chamber home decorating contest runs until Friday, Dec. 13. CHRISTMAS ELVIS: Jack and Betty Gorman Presents: A Very Special Elvis Christmas Display 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the new Hampton Inn & Suites in Jamestown. FREE admission though donations are being accepted for the James River Humane Society. Jack and Betty Gorman Contact:701252-3209. MEETING: The Valley City NARFE Chapter will be holding their regular monthly meeting at noon at the Senior Center in Valley City. Please join us for food, conversation and games as we celebrate the upcoming Christmas season. You may bring an item for the food pantry. All prospective members are welcome. 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 speakers meeting 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+. KIWANIS: Valley City Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday at 12:04 p.m. 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. BROWN BAG: Seventh Annual Sounds of the Season Brown Bagger Series, 12:10 to 12:55 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church sanctuary, 138 3rd St. N.W. in Valley City. Carole Flatau will be the featured performer. Bring your lunch or just come to listen to the music of the holiday season and enjoy provided refreshments.

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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. MEETING: The Buffalo Community Health Ministry board meets the second Tuesday of each month. More info: Parish Nurse Gwen Fraase, 701-6335533.

STORYTIME: Mommy and me Circle Time with Amanda Adams. Storytime takes place at 10:30 a.m. with Kathleen Fritch, at the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library. More info: 845-3821. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH: Today at Faith Lutheran Church, 575 10th St. SW #3 - 11 a.m. Stewardship Meeting; 12:10 p.m. Good God Questions; 1 p.m. Quilters; 3:15 p.m. Faith Kids Club; 4:30 p.m. 7th and 8th grade Confirmation; 6 p.m. Speaking parts for Christmas program and 7 p.m. 9th grade Confirmation. MEETING: The Barnes County Soil Conservation Board meets every second Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Barnes County SCD office, 575 10th St. S.W., Valley City. More info: 701-845-3114, Ext. 3. 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

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SENIORS: Buffalo Senior Citizens meet every Monday at the Community Center, Buffalo, from 9 a.m. FAITH LUTHERAN to 5 p.m. CHURCH: Today at Faith SENIORS: Litchville Lutheran Church, 575 10th Community Center. St. SW #3 - 9 a.m. Circle; Morning Coffee Monday 10:30 a.m. Womens Bible through Saturday 8 to Study and 7 p.m. Founda10 a.m. Hand and tion Foot (cards) at 7 p.m. ROTARY: Valley City Wednesdays. Rotary Club meets every AA: Alcoholic Anonymous Tuesday at noon at the meets every Monday at 8 Valley City VFW. p.m. at Fellowship Corner, BINGO: Enjoy Tuesday 320 Second Ave. S.E. in Night Bingo at the Valley Valley City. City Eagles. Blackout and progressive bingo games. SENIORS: Buffalo Senior Early bird games at 7:10 Citizens meet every Monday at the Community p.m. and regular bingo will Center, Buffalo, from 9 a.m. start at 7:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY: Dacotah Banks LIBRARY: Valley City

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FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH: Today at Faith Lutheran Church, 575 10th St. SW #3 - 6:30 a.m. Genesis Bible Study; 10 a.m. Altar Guild; 10 a.m. Skyline Villa worship service; 7 p.m. Council Meeting. 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

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City. Anyone is welcome; no experience necessary. More info: Lela Grim, 701845-4067.

information, call Janet at 845-2596.

TOPS: Tops Club of Enderlin meets every Thursday at TOASTMASTERS: Secthe Senior Center in Enderond Crossing Toastmasters lin. Weigh in from 8:30 to 9 is again meeting every a.m.; meeting at 9. Thursday from 12 - 1 p.m. HOURS: Business After in the Norway Room at the VCSU Student Center. Hours at the Valley City Town and Country Club at Visitors are welcome. For 5 p.m.

Holiday ensemble recital showcases many voices

he Valley Voices Womens Choir, Valley Childrens Choir, and Valley Civic Orchestra will perform in concert at 7:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 7, in Vangstad Auditorium on the VCSU campus. The community is invited to hear these enthusiastic community ensembles as they present seasonal music in a combined concert. The VCSU Community School of the Arts sponsors both choirs and the community orchestra and all members of Valley City and the surrounding communities are invited to attend. The Valley Youth Choir, directed by Dr. Sara Hagen, consists of students in third through ninth grades. Many of us remember the TV shows and movies that help to make our Christmas holidays so special, commented Hagen. I know I was always excited to see Frosty, Charlie Brown and the Grinch! The VYC is eager to share their versions of these familiar themes with our audience. Selections on this concert include: Merry, Merry Christmas from Home Alone 2 arranged by TomFettke and Thomas Grassi, A Charlie Brown Christmas arranged by Steve Zegree, Grinch! A Xmas Choral Medley arranged by Andy Beck, My Favorite Things arranged by Mac Huff, Frosty and the Hand Jive arranged by Mac Huff, Believe from the Movie Polar Express arranged by Mark Hayes. The choir will perform Merry, Merry Christmas with the orchestra and Believe with both the orchestra and Valley Voices. The Valley Voices, directed by Dr. Christopher Redfearn, will perform a variety of literature including Ding Dong! Merrily on High arranged by Howard Cable, The Holly and the Ivy arranged by Ruth Dwyer and Martin Ellis, Candlelight Carol by John Rutter, Kling, Glochen, Kling! arranged by Robert Sieving, What Sweeter Music by Eleanor Daley, and White Christmas arranged by Clay Warnick. The Valley City Civic Orchestra, directed by Dr. James Adams, will play the following traditional holiday favorites in addition to performing with the choirs: O Holy Night arranged by Robert W. Smith and Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard and arranged by Calvin Cluster. The concert will conclude with a sing-along that will

he University of Jamestown Wind Ensemble will present Shall We Dance? at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 in the Reiland Fine Arts Centers DeNault Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The program will feature dances from Suite of Old American Dances by renowned composer and Broadway musical orchestrator Robert Russell Bennett, as well as Christmas selections. Fans of Mannheim Steamroller wont want to miss our band arrangement of one of their most popular tunes, says Dr. Laura Zamzow, Director of Bands. Our percussion ensemble will also play some Christmas pieces. Cookies, fruit, and hot drinks will be served at a reception following the concert. The Wind Ensemble is a dedicated group of University of Jamestown students from 15 different majors, as well as community members and U of J faculty members. It has been my privilege and joy getting to know everyone and making music with them, Dr. Zamzow says. On behalf of the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Big Orange Pep Band, Id like to thank the community for their enthusiasm and support of instrumental music at the University of Jamestown.

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he University of Jamestown Department of Music will present its annual Advent Vespers service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Voorhees Chapel.The event is free and open to the public. The service, an opportunity for individual reflection on the Advent and Christmas seasons of the church year, will include congregational hymns and organ selections played on the Black-Schlossman Pipe Organ, 1999, gift of the late Anna Jane Schlossman and her family.The organ is one of the five largest pipe organs in the state of North Dakota. Organists David Morlock and Dr. William Wojnar will lead the program.Familiar carols and chorales will be sung, and the congregation will hear organ compositions from various countries and historical periods.

he estate of the late Sharon Clancy has made a generous gift to the Valley City State University Scholarship program. Proceeds from the gift will establish an endowment in memory of Sharon Clancy. The earnings from the endowment will sponsor a scholarship for a VCSU student, in the STEM fields, e.g., Science, Technology, Engineering

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he weather outside is only frightful if youre not looking forward to first ice. In fact, throughout the northern parallels of the upper Midwest, many eager ice anglers are creeping out onto the newly-frozen water and are already finding great success. On their sled houses and in their tackle boxes, ice enthusiasts are hauling out the latest and greatest in electronics, lures and other gear and setting a new standard for the Hottest Stuff on Ice for the winter of 2014.

Side Steppin Shelter - Coming from Frabill ( the biggest advancement in shelter layout since the flipover shack was designed results from a relatively simple tweak to the classic sled-style unit. Where most flip-overs have zippered doors in the front-facing fabric, the new Ambush Ice Shelter Series has moved the entry points to the both sides of the fabric of the sled-style shack. This helps eliminate the constant stepping-over of holes, electronics and fishing rods, and makes entry and egress much easier and safer - for gear and anglers.
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It will always be different and changing, Curtis said. I will always be bringing in different stuff. These items are of a style thats not just a hand-me-down. They are very trendy for todays styles.

Christmas movie The Vault Coffee Shop will play a Christmas movie at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. The Vault is located on North Central in Valley City. Chamber contest The local Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Home Decorating Contest between Dec. 9 and 13. For more information, please contact the Chamber at 845-1891. Bank holiday events Dacotah Bank of Valley City will host two holiday events. The first event is the Friends and More Club Christmas Party. This party is planned for Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Valley City Eagles Club from 1 3 p.m. The Dacotah Bank Holiday Open House is planned for Thursday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. at Dacotah Bank.
Another all-too-often overlooked fall hunt involves turkeys. The fall turkey season extends until Jan. 5. While all the licenses are issued, if youve got one, remember, theres plenty of season remaining. And dont forget late-season Canada goose hunting. Providing that weather conditions havent significantly worsened, December goose hunting provides one last crack at giant Canada geese. Though cold, wind and snow can pose a significant obstacle, many hunters relish this opportunity. Finally, the end of the regular deer gun season is not the end of deer hunting. Archery season extends to Jan. 5 and the muzzleloader season runs Nov. 29 through Dec. 15. Late November and early December dont have to be down times for hunters or others wishing to spend a few more days outside. And if thats not enough, darkhouse spearfishing opens Dec. 1. In many years, Dec. 1 is just a date on the calendar, because lakes arent safe for even walking travel until well into the month, but temperatures so far this year are such that icefishing and darkhouse spearing may get off to an early start.



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First Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 146 701-633-5410 Service 10:00 a.m. Sundays St. Thomas Church (701) 633-5150 PO Box 78 TOWER CITY St. Pauls Lutheran Church (701) 749-2309 401 Broadway St www. ORISKA St Bernard Catholic Church (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 575 10th St SW #3 701-845-4390 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

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he life of the Christian is a life of faith. So that we are not confused about the meaning of this we have faith defined for us in Hebrews 11:1 which says, Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. We are now in the season of Advent, a time in which we consider the promises that God made to the people By The Rev. of Israel. Dennis Norby He promised that He would send the Messiah and Gods promises create faith. We who live in this time recognize the fulfillment of this promise in the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Part of Advent is spent considering the saints of the past who looked forward with faith to that day which God had promised. A study of the promises of the Old Testament will find that many of the promises of God were fulfilled in the first coming of Christ and there are some that are awaiting fulfillment when Jesus Christ returns again. So as the believers

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By 1916, Postmaster Chamberlain was in charge of the Enderlin Post Office and arranged for the installation of mail collection boxes in several places around the city with the By Susan mail collected at 5 p.m. Schlecht each day. ******************** We have a wonderful new link on the Enderlin Museum website: If you click on the Research tab and then look under the Research Links category you will see a link to the 1966 Enderlin Jubilee Book. The entire book has been scanned and converted to searchable PDF format by George L. Smith, a gentleman from Colorado who has been researching his grandmother, Dora Etta Hutchinson Smith, and great-great grandmother, Marietta Ginger Hutchinson Mattison, who once ran a boarding house in Enderlin. They arrived in Enderlin about 1897 because the widow Mariettas sons had jobs with the Soo Line. Marietta later married Henry (Harry) Mattison who was best known as the man who built the Labbitt building. Mr. Smith said he greatly enjoyed his adventure researching his Enderlin connections and thought other researchers could benefit from an online version of the book which helped answer some of his questions! If you dont have the original book, dont remember where you put the original book, or never had the book, please check out the link to see what you may be missing! ****************** Watch for more history next week!




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fter reading Tom Iserns short essay (elsewhere in this issue) on madstones, which includes an appeal to his readers for a specimen to examine, I checked to see if one were for sale on eBay. Voila! There was one, and I bought it for the handsome sum of $2.50. Actually, this madstone is a replica made quite some time ago by the By Dennis Stillings Smithsonian. The stone came in a small leather bag with a drawstring accompanied by a paper on the history of madstones and bezoars. The text of this paper is as follows: Folklore in many areas of the world accords high therapeutic value to stone-like concretions and smooth hair-balls called bezoars or madstones. Bezoarsa Persian word meaning antidote to poison are reputed to neutralize poisons in food or drink, to draw out the venom of poisonous snakes and reptiles, and to be a successful remedy in treating the bites of mad


or rabid animals. In some places. bezoars are even pulverized and taken internally as here were terrors of a panacea for parasites, jaundice, cancer, pioneer life that we plague and melancholy. scarcely know today, Bezoars are occasionally found in the but once were commonstomachs and intestines of many mamplace. They were things too mals. The stonelike concretions (calculi) are thought to have their beginnings in horrible to talk aboutbut a foreign body such as a nail or a pebble, people did talk about them, By Tom Isern and are largely a concretion of ammonioendlessly and gruesomely. NDSU magnesium phosphate and lime salts. The For instance, rabies, or hair-ball type of bezoar is composed of hydrophobia. hair or other fibrous materials, usually This viral accumulated around a foreign object such disease spread as a stone or nail, by the normal peristaltic by animal bites movement of the stomach. struck fear into Both types of madstones are smoothfrontier hearts surfaced, probably as a result of continual because it was movement in the digestive tract. Generally, treacherous as the mineralized types are egg-shaped, as well as horrific. opposed to the round shape of the hair-ball A family dog types. afflicted with raOne of the tests for madstone effectivebies might froth ness was the application of the cure to the at the mouth wound. The stone was first soaked in Dennis Stillings Collection act aggresMWW: 18 Madstone replica. and sive, or it might not. A rabid dog might be perfectly affectionate, perhaps a little sickly, and then suddenly bite the baby who was petting it. Once the disease set in for a human victim, people knew what to do. A case in Comprehensive dentistry in a comfortable, caring environment 1881 occurred near Dallas, Texas, but was reported in newspapers as far as Bismarck, North Dakota. A man named George Arnold was bitten by a mad dog. He had the wound cauterized, and he also applied a madstone to it, but still contracted rabies. Methodically, Arnold went to a store and bought a lock and chain. He wrote a letter of farewell to his wife and children, went into some nearby woods, and chained himself to a tree. Evidently people knew what was going on and left him alone, until two days later going out to retrieve his body. Newspaper reports of the state of the body are too graphic for me to reproduce here. John Ise, in his pioneer memoir from western Kansas, recounts the case of a man who was tied to his bed when he developed hydrophobic symptoms. The narrative is a little vague about what happened next, unless you are familiar with pioneer 202 Central Ave. #1 Valley City custom. The men of the community came in and mercifully smothered the man with the bed tick. In 1885 Louis Pasteur made the first 1114#155_02 successful treatment of a patient with

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rabies vaccine made from rabbit tissue. It was twenty years or more, however, before physicians and patients in the middle of North America put any faith in the Pasteur method. In the meantime they relied on traditional remedies. One was cauterization. A physician might burn the wound with nitric acid. Lacking that, people would do the job with a hot iron. Not surprisingly, people preferred to resort to the other common method of treatment, which was a madstone. A madstone was a smooth concretion recovered from the belly of a deer. Porous, it was first scalded in milk, then applied to the wound, Courtesy BCHS where it Baseball-size bezoar would adhere. The from cows stomach. process was repeated until the stone no longer stuck. Rabies was everywhere on the frontier, and so I know it had to have been present in pioneer North Dakota, but here the evidence is thin. North Dakota newspapers report cases around the country. They detail procedures for the folk remedies, and as we get into the twentieth century, they publish medical evidence in favor of the Pasteur treatment. Still, I have yet to collect graphic accounts of rabies treatments in North Dakota, nor have I located a single madstone in possession of citizens of the state. In western parts of the state, settlement may have been late enough that settlers would have had faith in, and access to, the Pasteur treatment. It is possible, too, that severe winters limited the spread of the disease, in contrast to southern regions, where rabies scares were more frequent. If you happen to have a madstone passed down in your family, I would love to have the opportunity to see it. - See more at: http://www.prairiepublic. org/radio/radio-programs-a-z/plainsfolk?post=53225#sthash.pQ8osGvx.dpuf

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Heidi says its time to put country first, put politics aside and work together to cut government spending, balance the budget, create jobs and get our economy back on trackwhile protecting North Dakotans, reads Senator Heidi Heitkamps still-functional campaign website Senator Heitkamp made bipartisanship an important part of her campaign By Rob last year. Its a theme she Port went to over and over again. If you come up with the right ideas and you elect people willing to work across the aisle and not engage in partisanship, and if you elect people without seeing everything through blue shades or red shades, but with (a) clear vision, we can solve these problems,Bismarck Tribune reporter Nick Smith quoted Heitkamp as saying in an October 2012 article. The person we send to the United States Senate needs to represent North Dakota, not a political policy. [O]ur leaders in Washington today continue to play political games and get in partisan squabbles on getting the job done, The Hill quoted Heitkamp as saying in a February 2012 article. These comments from Heitkamp about bipartisanship arent surprising to anyone who followed her 2012 campaign. In fact, they arent surprising to anyone who follows politics. They are the rote talking points of the political world. Every single politician is on the record in favor of bipartisanship. But heres the thing about what most people really mean when they talk about bipartisanship: They mean you should agree with them. A partisan, to a Democrat, is a Republican who disagrees with them. And vice versa for Republicans. When politicians talk about bipartisanship, they want us to think theyre talking about consensus, but really theyre not. Theyre talking about capitulation. Senator Heitkamp is a prime example. Senator Heitkamp invested heavily in the language of bipartisanship while campaigning for the Senate. She is, after all, a

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Democrat in a state where Democrats in elected office are few and far between. Her path to victory laid with convincing voters that she would be a Democrat who found a lot of common ground with Republicans. Yet, as Senator, Heitkamp voted for something that specifically allows the majority party in the Senate to avoid consensus with the minority party. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who funneled millions into Heitkamps campaign, got her vote in changing the Senate rules to confirm Presidential judicial appointments by a simple majority vote. But that change in and of itself wasnt the issue. Rather, it was how the rule was changed. Normally changing the Senates rules requires a 67-vote majority. The reason the much-maligned filibuster, requiring a supermajority to pass legislation, has survived all these years is that changing it requires a super duper majority. Until last month, that is, when Heitkamp and her fellow Democrats changed the rules with a simple majority, not just gutting the filibuster for judicial appointments but setting a precedent whereby it can be gutted for anything. With that Rubicon crossed, its hard to imagine either party in control of the ver the next three years, we are going to do a lot of talking about problems on the Indian reservations. As a member of the U. S. Senate Committee on Indian By Lloyd Affairs, HeiOmdahl di Heitkamp has introduced legislation to create an 11-member, three-year Commission on Native Children. Senator John Hoeven, and a number of other senators with large Indian constituencies, have joined Heitkamp on the proposal. The panel would submit a report to Congress recommending ways to improve life for Indian children. Senator Heitkamp hopes this will produce a national plan for funding Indian education. To do some fact-finding, Senator Heitkamp went to the Standing Rock Reservation south of BismarckMandan. Accompanied by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler, she visited with tribal and school officials about the needs. Tribal Council Member Jay Taken Alive was skeptical. If the commission is ever created and makes a report, he doubts that the federal government will ever provide the funds. Then there is the 12-member advisory committee, co-chaired by former Senator Byron Dorgan, named by Attorney General Eric Holder to study violence involving Indian children. When in office, Dorgan chaired the Senate Indian Affairs committee.



Dorgan is quoted as saying that weve got a lot of Indian children in this country living in Third World conditions and it has to change. Hes right. Four hearings of the advisory committee were scheduled so more talking could be done. While I think both of these study committees are worthwhile, I share Taken Alives skepticism. As lieutenant governor, I chaired the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission for Governor George Sinner for four years. We rotated monthly meetings


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include not only the choirs and orchestra but the audience as well. Songs in the sing-along are Joy to the World, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and Silent Night. Conductor James Adams offered the following about the upcoming concert, We are excited to again be a part of this annual holiday tradition in Valley City, and enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with the choirs and present this music to the community. Performers in the Valley Youth Choir are: Accompanist, Cyndi Hill; Singers Monroe Adams, Abriana Gruettner, Aiyana Gruettner, Heather Fischer, Talia Germann, Joylyssa Kuehne, Noah Kauffman, John Lahlum, Lexi Nix, Emma Olson, Katie Clark, Jonathan Redfearn, and Mikayla Wadeson. Members of the Valley Voices who will be performing in this concert are: Accompanist, Cyndi Hill; Vocalists: Pat Bayley, Mary Buringard, Katie Clark, Lydia Ertelt, Susan Ertelt, Gigi Goven, Marcia Hegna, Liz Hoskisson, Judy Karch, Janice Clark Klein, Sharon McCarrier, Linda McKenna, Diane Olson, Jackie Owen, and Karen Tabor. Orchestra members include: violin 1 Charlie Kreidelcamp, Mary Kreidelcamp, Hannah Paulson; Violin II Rosalyn Bruhschwein, Whitney Dawes, Hilde van Gijssel; Viola Timothy Bratton; Cello Wesley Dawes; Double Bass Richard Clark; Flute Nikki Hanson, Sarah Paulson; Oboe Jennifer Redfearn; Clarinet Gilbert Kuipers; French Horn Tayren Ben-Abraham; Trumpet James Adams; Trombone David Burgess; Percussion Kathryn Woehl


Senate will view the filibuster as an obstacle. Not when they can change the rules on a whim. Thats a shame, and acutely hypocritical for someone who has blown as much hot air about bipartisanship as Senator Heitkamp has. The filibuster is - or was, I guess - a rule that required consensus. It required bipartisanship. It was rooted in the idea that a nation as large and diverse (in every way a nation can be diverse) as America was even at its founding shouldnt pass broad national policy without broad consensus among the nations elected leaders. Thats

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into two chambers. Thats why, originally, only the House was popularly elected with the Senators being appointed by the states. And thats why the Senate was established as a far more deliberative body than the House. The intent was to hold legislation to a much higher standard in the Senate. Because process, because consensus, matters. Or it did matter. Now we have two legislative chambers that, aside from term lengths and size of membership, essentially function the same way. Thats not a positive development for the health of our republic.


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among the four reservations. The meetings were opportunities to hold the white mans feet to the fire. Tribal leaders could let off steam about the failure of the federal and state governments to honor the level of commitment to which NativeAmericans were entitled. So every month we would gather and talk about the problems. Because the state appropriations for Native-American programs were so meager, all we could do is talk. So we talked and we talked. We could do little else. North Dakota now has money a lot of money. But will that change our priorities so that some of this money will be used to finance gaps in federal programming? Im skeptical. Even though it is time for the state to assume some financial responsibility, in the past we have been too willing to neglect Indian problems, arguing that these were federal matters. That let us off the hook. Our policy process is rigged against small minorities, regardless of the legiti-

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distinct minority in a political system that only responds to majorities or economic clout. So implementing plans by either the state or national government will be an uphill fight all the way. And anyone who believes that problems on Indian reservations can be solved without money must also believe that the moon is made of cheese. It was very appropriate for Superintendent Baesler to accompany Senator Heitkamp to Standing Rock. Her presence underscored the importance of education. Next to personal safety, an education system wrought with low attendance, dropouts and lack of academic discipline is the most critical problem for Native-American kids. Education must have federal and state support, but it must also have tribal and parental support. Without that support, it isnt going to change. So there will be a lot of talking over the next couple years about the problems in reservations. Lets hope it results in action.

With all the great fishing opportunities in North Dakota, an extra few weeks of icefishing is a good thing. Just be cautious early on. Anglers should drill test holes as you make your way out on the lake, and use a chisel to check ice thickness while moving around. The following minimums are recommended for travel on clear-blue lake ice formed under ideal conditions: 4 inches for a group walking single file; 6 inches for a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle; 8 to12 inches for an automobile; and 12 to 15 inches for a pickup or truck. Early in the winter its a good idea to double these figures, just to be safe. Leier is a biologist. He can be reached by email: dleier@

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milk and then applied to the wound. If it adhered it was believed to have potency if it felt off it wasnt as highly prized. The longer the madstone adhered to a wound the more potent it was in warding off the disease. In treating rabid dog bites the stone was repeatedly soaked in milk, each time it let go until it would no longer adhere, at which point it was believed that all poison had been removed from the wound. Centuries ago jeweled madstones were considered suitable gifts for kings and emperors. Even today they are passed from generation to generation in many areas of the world and carefully guarded as family heirlooms. It is possible that the term bezoar is at least as well known in these parts as the term madstone. As Wes Anderson and I were Vicki Voldal Rosenau is the Tobacco Prevention Coordinator at the City-County discussing bezoars in the Health District. doorway leading from the Your Health is coordinated by Mercy Hospital. museum to the Nearly-Nu thrift shop, Wes pointed out FERGUSON: from 8 that a bezoar is mentioned NAIA National Tournament last season, and have won in one of the Harry Potter books. 20-plus games in four of the past six seasons under head A fellow shopping in the coach Jeff Kaminsky. The Vikings begin play this season Nearly-Nu overheard this. in the new North Star Athletic Association, which features He knew what a bezoar was VCSU, Mayville State, University of Jamestown, Dakota and went on to add a few State and Presentation College. Dickinson State is set to comments. join the conference next season.

doubled among U.S. middle- and high-school students. Whats even-more concerning is that more than 75 percent of youth e-cig users smoke tobacco cigarettes, too. Such dual use is very high among adult e-cig users, as well. This fact increases the likelihood that, in the end, e-cigs will actually increase harms by leading children to start smoking, and by undermining tobacco cessation attempts. Given the absence of scientific evidence that e-cigs actually will reduce tobacco-caused harms and the presence of the nefarious tobacco industry in the e-cig business, I am in complete agreement with leading health experts who hold that, at present, e-cig use along with smoking should be prohibited in all public places. These experts base their conclusion on two major reasons: E-cigs may pollute less than tobacco cigarettes, but they still pollute; and Introducing these cigarette look-alikes back into our public spaces will undermine the healthy-norming effects of smoke-free environments by RE-normalizing the smoking behavior (as well as by facilitating users relapse to cigarettes). Meanwhile, with plenty of 1950s-style, sex-and-rebellion ads back on TV, e-cig sales in the U.S. are booming. According to the New York Times, sales will more than double this year, hitting $1.7 billion. Oh, did I mention that the e-cig promoter whose words I recently read is the former CEO of a national health organization, but he now works for ECIG, the Electronic Cigarette Industry Group?


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he Presidents House Preservation Society will hold a holiday open house at the Presidents House Guest Inn on the campus of Valley City State University on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. The Presidents House has been decorated for Christmas, and the open house will feature refreshments, tours of the home and information Ye Olde Books - Valley City about renovation plans. 226 E. Main St. 701-845-8721 The historic house, built in OPEN: 9:30-5 1901, served as the residence Tuesdays-Fridays for Valley City State presi0212#344

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dents from 1918 until 1994. It is included in the VCSU central campus that is listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Owned by Valley City State since 1921, the house has been preserved and managed by the Presidents House Preservation Society. Now operated as the Presidents House Guest Inn, visitors may rent any of the homes four bedrooms or the entire house for overnight stays. The house is also available for special events. Plans have been drawn for a much-needed upgrade to the house to increase accessibility and create a better flow for events; those plans will be shared at the open house.

he Valley City State womens basketball players traded in their sneakers and shorts for fleece and scissors on Sunday, donating their time to make blankets for area children

in need. The VCSU women donated those handmade blankets to the Project Linus organization, which seeks to provide love, security, warmth and comfort to chil-

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dren who areseriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer blanketeers. With the help of Norene Baeth, Project Linus-Fargo/ Eastern North Dakota Chapter Coordinator, the VCSU womens basketball team made 19 blankets that will be distributed throughout the eastern North Dakota area to kids in need. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug. Since 1998, Project Linus has delivered more than 4.7 million blankets. For more information on Project Linus visit http://


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