Page 1


Of Grand Forks • East Grand Forks

November 15, 2012





Issue # 794

Little Paper Ever Read®

Published by: Wick Publications • P.O. Box 12861, Grand Forks, ND 58208 • For Advertising Call: 701-772-8239 •

Anytime. Anywhere. Any day …

Sharon Opdahl, Agent Sharon Opdahl 2534 17th Avenue South, Suite F Grand Forks, ND 58201 Agent Bus: 701-746-0495

2534 17th Ave. S. • Suite F Grand Forks, ND 58201 701-746-0495


That’s when you can count on State Farm . ®

I know life doesn’t come with a schedule. That’s why at State Farm you can always count on me for whatever you need – 24 / 7, 365. GET TO A BETTER STATE™. CALL ME OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY.

State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL

Your Hometown Florist


s ank

giving Centerpie



1214 S. Washington St. • Grand Forks

We Fix iPad Screens! We replace screens on: • iPads • iPods • iPhones • Tablets


DEATH VALLEY by Janet Spencer

Death Valley is the driest spot in the U.S. It’s also the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere. And it is one of the hottest spots on Earth. Join Tidbits as we tour one of America’s most unusual national parks. • It’s BIG! Death Valley National Park is the largest national park outside Alaska. The valley is about 130-140 miles long, and the valley floor averages 5 miles wide. The national park contains nearly 3.4 million acres. The state of Rhode Island could fit inside Death Valley National Park more then three times over. It’s twice the size of Delaware, and nearly the same size as Connecticut. • It’s LOW! A parking lot at a place called Badwater is 279 feet below sea level. Several miles away in a desolate salt pan, there are a few dips that are 282 feet below sea level. Death Valley is the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere, but the Dead Sea (between Jordan and Israel) is 1,360 feet below sea level. • Only six places on earth are deeper than Death Valley, and they are all desert valleys. If these valleys received more rain, erosion would eventually fill them with sediments and they would no longer be below sea level. Also, they’d be lakes instead of valleys. turn the page for more!

Publish a We provide the opportunity for success!

computer repair solutions 1003 S. Washington St. • Grand Forks, ND (across from Gerrells)

Paper in Your Area

Call 1.800.523.3096 (U.S.) 1.866.631.1567 (CAN)

Dakota Pediatric DENTISTRY (formerly Dental Care 4 Kidz)

Pediatric Dentist:





ack says...

“Cozy Dry Feet are Happy Feet”


Many More Styles to Choose From



Grand Forks • Grand Cities Mall • (701) 775-JACK

Custom Aire’s

Licensed & Insured

Mention this ad and get

$2500 OFF

100% Satisfaction Guarantee After Hours:




A Lightweight Vacuum Even a 6-Year Old Can Handle


See store for details



Chad Hoge, DDS, MS

A Dentist who has spent two additional years of training in the treatment of infants, children & teenagers. Your child will love coming to see us.


Supralite by Riccar

Out Cleans Other Lightweight Brands Cleans Carpet & Bare Floors (Model RSL1)

Reg. $249



House of Vacuums

410 N. Washington St., Grand Forks Mikala Hoge, DDS

746-9300 • 1-800-481-9303

Why Medicap Pharmacy? WhyDrive-Thru Medicap Pharmacy? Window.

DEATH VALLEY (continued):

Drive-Thru Window.

• It’s HOT! The heat is partly caused by the low elevation. With every thousand feet you lose in elevation, the temperature rises by about 5 - Another Satisifed Medicap Patient degrees F. Death Valley’s topography—a deep valley sandwiched between two steep mounHOURS HOURS tain ranges—also magnifies the heat. Hot air M-F 9-7 M-F 9-7 rising from the valley floor gets trapped beSat. 9-1:30 Sat. 9-1:30 tween mountain ranges. The hot air re-circuJeff Theige R.Ph. Park Mall • 1395 S.S. Columbia Road • •746-1800 Theige, R.Ph. Med Med Park Mall • 1395 Columbia RoadRoad 746-1800 JeffJeff Theige, R.Ph. Med Park Mall • 1395 S. Columbia • 746-1800 lates and gets hotter. The dryness also contributes to the heat. Death Valley has no clouds for Complete hearing aid care shade, no rain for cooling, and little vegetation • Advanced Digital Technology • FREE Hearing Evaluation to stop rocks from absorbing heat all day. In • 60 Day Hearing Aid Trial turn, the heat reinforces the dryness, evaporat• Service Most Makes ing rain before it reaches the ground. “I love the drive-thru window. No walking through “I lovestore the drive-thru window. walking through a large just to pick up myNomedicine.” a large store just to pick up my medicine.” - Another Satisifed Medicap Patient

2514 S. Washington • Grand Forks Hours: • Mon-Fri 9-5 • Sat 9-1

746-7000 • 1-800-658-3442 •

Quiz Bits 1. 2. 3. 4.

5. What was the name of Mallory’s not-so-bright boyfriend on TV’s “Family Ties”? Death Valley is just a part of a 6. In the “X-Files” TV drama series, larger desert. Name it. what was the phrase on the UFO How many people die of the heat poster in Fox Mulder’s office. in Death Valley each year on average? 7. Where is the Centers for Disease At two percent humidity, how Control and Prevention located? long does it take laundry to dry 8. How old was Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated? Who on a clothesline? became president after Lincoln? How deep was the ancient lake that filled Death Valley during the TRIVIA Ice Age 100,000 years ago?



• When it comes to average highs, Death Valley beats the Sahara. In 2001, Death Valley hit 100°F or higher on 154 days in a row. It’s hit 100°F or higher in every month except November, December, January, and February. It’s hit 110°F on (coincidentally) 110 days in a row, in 1996. And it hit 120°F on 43 days in a row, in 1917. • July is the hottest month on average, with a daily high of 115°F. August is second, with an average daily high of 113°F. June is third, at 109°F. • In July, when the average daily high is 115°F, the daily average LOW temperature is 88°F.

SALE! Home Owned & Operated Since 1939! 701-772-6611

• The hottest temperature ever recorded in Death Valley was 134°F on July 13, 1913. By comparison, the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 136°F, recorded in the Sahara Desert in Libya in 1922.

• Ertl • Tonka • Little Tikes • Radio Flyer Wagons • Breyer Animal Collectibles • Fisher Price • Much More!

• Things cool off in winter. In November the average daily high is 76°F. In February it’s 72°F, and in January and December it’s 65°F.

Hwy. 81 North • Grand Forks, ND • Hours: M-F 8-8 • Sat. 8-6 • Sun. 12-5

University Station Eco-Friendly

2.00 OFF

For Home or Business




Touchless High Pressure Laser Wash

Exp. 12-14-12 • Restrictions may apply

“It’s About Time for the Perfect Gas Station”


Located off Gateway Drive north of the Ralph Engelstad Arena

10% OFF Limit 4 • Expires 12-14-12

775-4657 • 2520 S. Washington St. • Grand Forks




Your Snowplow Headquarters ADI Snow Defense 88” Hydraulic Plow

Hydraulic Plow



Fits most Pickups, SUVs, and Jeeps


The ADI Snow Defense 88” Hydraulic Plow is made for clearing driveways, parking lots, and roads. Tested under the most extreme snow conditions, this plow not only can do the job, but is easy to operate, and user friendly. The plow is 88” wide, 26” tall, weighs 385 lbs. and moves the snow effortlessly. When the plow is not in use, it can be removed from the vehicle in seconds and moved or stored using the Quick Release castor wheels. All plow attachments remain with the plow when not in use. The Snow Defense Plow slides into a Class III 2” Front Receiver Hitch. Standard features include 16 gauge reinforced steel blade with snow deflector, 2 heavy duty trip springs which allow the blade to trip forward when encountering an obstacle, in-cab controls, hydraulics for raising, lowering and angling the plow, blade markers, HD skid shoes, Quick Release castor wheels, and a jack for installing and removing the plow.

Check out the New Vision snowplows online today -

Stop in or give us a call today! 6105 Hwy 2 W., Grand Forks, ND • Hrs.: 9-6 M-F; Sat. 9-3

(701) 746-0083 • 1-800-279-7492

©2012 King Features Synd., Inc. All rights reserved

Fishing on Lake of the Woods

Q W Massage & Spa

Fall Rate:

305 Demers Ave, EGF MN 218-773-4229


Lake of the Woods


Baudette, MN

sports Quiz 1. Who is the San Diego Padres’ all-time leader in career stolen bases? 2. Name the only team to win a World Series after losing it the previous two years. 3. When was the last time before 2011 (New Orleans) that an NFL team scored at least 62 points in a game? 4. Who holds the record for the most sacks in one NFL game? 5. What is the NCAA Division I record for most consecutive games, by a player, with at least one 3-point shot made— 36, 52, 70 or 88? 6. Who was the last defenseman before Erik Karlsson in 2011-12 to finish in the top 10 in scoring for an NHL regular season? 7. When was the last time before 2012 that Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the NASCAR Cup points standings during a season?


Spa Services:


Contour Body Wraps


Sugar Scrubs


Ionic Foot Detox

Hot Stone

Spa Foot Service

Warm Bamboo

And more…

Early-Bird 25% off Sale through October! Bring In this Ad to save an additional 5%!

 

 

Virtually Eliminates Conden-  Custom made to fit almost sation and Frost any window or Patio door. Lower heat Bills up to 50%

Save Money and Energy.

Fraction the Cost of Replacement Windows Install & remove in seconds Keeps drafts, dust, & noise out. Check out our new showroom at:

Free Estimates!

4224 Gateway Dr. Grand Forks


Eagles Club Specials

members NIGHT

Mondays & Tuesdays • 4-Close Current Members Domestics & $ Special: Rail Drinks


5:00 - 8:00 PM

Lutefisk Swedish or Meatballs & Lefse

(Sorry, No Take-out)

$1.00 Burgers or Brats

5-8 pm

$1.50 Domestic Beers

5 - Close

DAILY mondays

• Happy Hour 4-7 PM


• Happy Hour 4-7 PM


Open to the Public

• $1.50 Beers (5-CL) • $1.00 Burgers or Brats (5-8PM)


• Happy Hour 4-7 PM • 75¢ Draft Beers (All Day)

• Happy Hour 4-7 PM • Crab Legs, Walleye, Shrimp & Steak (5-8)

Wednesday Thursday, Friday and Sundays 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


HORSE RACES Every Sunday 7:00 PM (everyday)

DAILY SPECIA Bucke f 6 L Domestict o Beers $15.00

Don’t forget our Fantastic Banquet Room Great setup for: Holiday Parties, Wedding Receptions, Birthdays or any other important occasion. Call & reserve today!

New hours: Open @ 10 Am M-Sat. & Noon on Sun.

Eagles Club 350 227 10th St. NW • East Grand Forks


• It’s DRY! Why is Death Valley so hot and dry? Don Lago describes the science behind it in his book, Death Valley Trivia. The main factor is called the “rain shadow” effect. When storms come out of the Pacific Ocean and head inland, they have to cross a series of mountain ranges, which force clouds to rise, condense, and drop their moisture. With every mountain range they cross, the clouds have less moisture left for the next one. The Sierras can get 34 feet of snow per year, but then the clouds have little moisture left for the Owens Valley just west of the Sierras; the Owens Valley gets less than 6 inches of rain per year. Clouds that make it past the Sierras then hit the Panamint Mountains and lose most of their remaining moisture. This leaves little rain for Death Valley, or for the Amargosa Range on the east side of Death Valley. While the Panamints get 15 inches of annual precipitation, the Amargosa Range gets only 3-5 inches. • The average annual rainfall in Death Valley is only 1.94 inches. By comparison, New York City receives an average of 49.64 inches of rain per year. In some years, Death Valley has recorded no rainfall at all, such as 1929 and 1953.

pull tabs

• Lutefisk or Swedish Meatballs (5-8PM)





• Death Valley’s official temperature is recorded at a weather station five feet above the ground. But the ground gets hotter than the air. The hottest ground temperature ever recoded in Death Valley was 201°F in 1972. • The record low temperature in Death Valley is 15°F, set in 1913, which was the same year that set the record high of 134°F. Death Valley’s all-time low is about the same as the all-time lows of Phoenix or Houston.

every thursday:


DEATH VALLEY (continued):



Valley Car Wash “Extreme Works” Wash ($19.95 value) with purchase of $100 in Valley Dairy Gift Certificates Gift Cards are available at any Valley Dairy Store or Valley Car Wash location.

See Store for Details. Offer good through January 1, 2013

• 100% CYAN

get ready for • 100% MAJENTA • 100% YELLOW • 100% NOIR


With a new AUTO START for your vehicle! ®

Starting at $24999 ®

Contact your local agent Group Contact your&local agent for for more information: moreIndividual information: t for more information: Medical & <Agent Name> Medicare Financial Services <Agency Name> Coverage <Address> Roger Parkinson • 701-772-1872 H2409, H2410, H2450_2058 (01-2009) <City, ST ZIP> ©2009 Medica. Medica contracts with the federal government. <Phone> NEW ADDRESS: 2750 17th Ave. S. • Ste. B • Grand Forks <Hours of Operation> >


Remote Start & Security Check us out for the

Best Prices


in Town on

Window tinting

©2009 Medica. Medica® contracts with the federal government.

by Linda Thistle

2009 Medica. Medica® contracts with the federal government.

Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.

60+ Years Experience

701-738-0713 • 1323 8th Ave. S., Grand Forks

NETWORK\PCs RX Your #1 Remedy for a Healthy System • PCs\Servers and Laptop Troubleshooting & Repair • Virus and Spyware Removal • Security Assurance • Data Recovery • Backup Solutions • Installs and Upgrades • Certified Services • 24/7 On Call Emergency


Challenging HOO BOY!

© 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved.

Tim Driscoll

Phone: 218-779-7296

DEATH VALLEY (continued):

wanted cna’s! Apply at our Grand Forks locations:

Valley Eldercare Center, 2900 14th Ave. S., GF or 4000 Valley Square, 4000 24th Ave. S., GF


• With so little rainfall and so much evaporation, the humidity level in Death Valley sometimes falls to 2 percent. With humidity this low, even when the temperature is a pleasant 70 F, people can become seriously dehydrated.


Call Jenny 787-7831 or Kathy 787-7932

• Even in the summer heat, people in Death Valley may not get sweaty. The human skin often remains dry. But this doesn’t mean you aren’t perspiring: it means that perspiration is evaporating instantly. For people from humid climates, who are accustomed to skin and clothes drenched with sweat, this can trick them into seriously underestimating how much water they are losing.

$11.60 - 13.14 / Hour +Premium Pay for PM Positions

National Adoption Day

Finding Water • There is no place in Death Valley more than 15 miles away from a spring. Natives knew all the water sources in Death Valley, but prospectors and tourists have died of thirst even when springs were nearby because they didn’t know where they were.

Every day in America, children who enter the Foster Care System become available for adoption. Give a gift to a child in foster care who is waiting for their

Forever Family!

National Adoption Day Celebration

WHERE: Grand Forks County Court House 124 South 4th Street DATE: Saturday, November 17th 2012 TIME: 9am – Noon Adoption Finalization Hearings 9am – 11am Program to begin at approximately 11am

Community wide Open House including breakfast, toy drive and children’s activities begin at 9:00am. Gifts will be used throughout the year as birthday, Christmas and adoptive placement gifts. For more information call 701-775-4196 or go to

in Jo






le Ce





*If you are unable to attend the National Adoption Day Celebration, toy drive donations can be dropped off at Catholic Charities North Dakota , 311 South 4th Street, Suite 105, Grand Forks, ND.

• Death Valley has over 350 seeps and springs. Some are barely large enough to keep the ground damp, but the largest, Travertine Spring, can pour out up to 2,000 gallons per minute. If Death Valley wasn’t so dry, its springs would start building a lake on the valley floor. • The water that pours from these springs comes from the mountains of central Nevada. Snowmelt flows underground for hundreds of miles until water reaches the surface. This water can take thousands of years to arrive in Death Valley. This means that the tap water you are drinking in Death Valley may have fallen as rain when the Egyptian pyramids were being built.

Catholic Charities

North Dakota

Helping People, Changing Lives.

Festival of Trees

Thanksgiving Weekend until Sunday, December 2nd Located in the Sears wing of Columbia Mall

Tidbits of Grand Forks/ East Grand Forks is Locally Owned and Operated.


JOSEPH STRAUSS • Joseph Strauss was born in Cincinnati in 1870. He was short, but he nevertheless tried out for the school football team. As a result, he spent several weeks recovering in the infirmary, where the window in his room offered a view of the Cincinnati-Covington Bridge, which was America’s first long-span suspension bridge. Strauss subsequently developed a fascination with bridges. When he graduated from college with degrees in business and economics, his commencement address presented a proposal to construct a railroad bridge across the Bering Strait, linking Alaska and Russia. • Strauss got a job working for a foundry where he learned the ropes of steel and iron manufacturing, and then went to work for a bridge building company. Later, he went to work for

an engineering firm, and then started his own engineering firm in 1904. His specialty was drawbridges, and he constructed around 400 of them. However, he dreamed of something more challenging, so when officials from San Francisco approached him in 1919 about spanning the Golden Gate Strait, he jumped at the chance, even though he had never constructed a single suspension bridge. He didn’t even have a degree in engineering. It took more than a decade for Strauss and city officials to convince the public that a bridge should be built. In the midst of the Great Depression, a city bond raised the funds needed, and work on the Golden Gate Bridge began in 1933. • 100% CYAN

• 100% MAJENTA • 100% YELLOW

Thief River Falls • 100% NOIR



$25 OFF Any Auto Starter

Auto Starters

Must show coupon • Expires 12-7-12

1515 Hwy 59 South • Thief River Falls, MN • 218-681-4424


JOSEPH STRAUSS (continued):

is to




We raise: Driveways Sidewalks Garage Floors Stoops Street Grain Bins Sunken Concrete.

Less Costly Alternative to Replacing Concrete!

Your concrete is virtually ready to use when we leave your property. No Wait Time!

We Raise Concrete, Because We Can!

We use state of the art technology

• Steps • Curbs & Gutters • Bridge Ends • City Street • Garage/Warehouse Floors • Driveways • Sidewalks • Patios • Fill Void under Concrete 216965




BUY LIKE A LITHIA EMPLOYEE Present this ad and receive Lithia Employee Price on any in-stock vehicle, new or used! 2273 32nd Ave S. Grand Forks, ND 58201 T [701] 203-0012 Offer expires 12/31/12

SENIORS 55 & Older Do you have limited income? Call Experience Works for Skills Training & Job Development Opportunities EEO/AA

Call Today 701-746-8149



Signs . Screenprinting . Embroidery

Licensed for UND

Trusted Local Service Since 1985!

• There were many challenges to overcome: deep water, turbulent currents, corrosive fogs, high winds, and heavy sea traffic. Strauss asked for help from engineering visionaries Charles Ellis and Leon Moissieff, whose contributions were essential in refining the design and overcoming the engineering challenges. He then downplayed their involvement so that he would get more of the limelight. To his credit, his insistence on rigid safety measures prevented many deaths and proved that large projects could be completed safely when worker’s health and well-being was given a priority, which was not typically the case at the time. He wanted people using his bridge while admiring the workers who built it; he was horrified by the thought that wives and children and parents might one day be crossing the bridge while remembering the husbands and fathers and sons who died during its construction. He also instituted the policy of hiring men for the duration of the entire project in a day and age when construction workers were more typically hired on a daily basis. He wanted continuity among workers and did not want to be constantly training newly hired men, because the work was so dangerous. • His health began to fail during the construction, which lasted four years. He was once gone from the site for a six-month stretch, leading to rumors he’d had a nervous breakdown. Yet, he managed to see the project through to the end, and proudly walked across the completed bridge on the day it was opened to the public. Strauss died of a heart attack a year later, at the age of 68. He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, with a basrelief of the bridge etched in brass mounted upon his tombstone.

: i There are more pets in Japan than children. i A goldfish will turn gray if kept in the dark for a long time.

“The Most Unique Store in Town”

• New & Pre-Owned Items • Home Staging • Interior Design • Consignment Find us on Facebook

• Estate Sales • Auction Services

© 2012 by King Features Syndicate. All rights reserved

Located next to TJ Maxx

2875 32nd Ave. S. • Grand Forks • 775-HOME (4663)


Journeymen Electricians Journeymen Electricians & &Apprentices Apprentices Needed Needed

CompetitivePay Pay&&Benefits... Benefits... Competitive

Applications Available at: Applications Available at: Send resumes to: Send resumes to

622 South 15th Street Grand Forks, ND 58201 701.757.0852 ph 701.757.0906 fax

LETTER BOX Place a letter in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9 box square contains all of the letters listed above the diagram. When completed, the row indicated will spell out a word or words. by Linda Thistle


Nobody Has Better Bands Than Big D's!


Fri. Sat. Fri. Fri.

Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 23 Nov. 30

New Medicine (Nat’l Recording Artist) Hitchville (Minneapolis Country Band) 24-Seven (Pop Rock - Fargo) 32 Below

$1-U-Call-Its Fridays & Saturdays 8:30-10:30pm Free Apps Monday-Saturday 5-7pm Free Cab Rides home for Students (must have student ID)

© 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


Tired of paying more than


a month for your

Bees are among the most intelligent of insects, and they demonstrate that in a variety of ways:

Medica® has affordable Medicare plans with the features you value: • Same premium regardless of age, gender or Medicare disability • Tobacco users pay the same premium • No health underwriting • Does not replace your Original Medicare • No need to wait for Medicare enrollment periods • Large network of doctors and hospitals

Call me today to learn more: <Broker Name>

(Licensed Insurance Agent) Roger Parkinson

701-772-1872 <1-000-000-0000>

<00:00 a.m. – 00:00 p.m.>, <Monday

HARVEST Financial Services

You can call Medica at 1-800-906-5432, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, 7 days a week. Access to representatives is limited on weekends/ holidays during certain times of the year. TTY users, please call the National Relay Center at 1-800-855-2880. © 2012 Medica. Medica is a health plan with a Medicare contract. H2450_3067 CMS Approved (12/08/2011)




Scan Here For Our Website Since 1898



RTSE www.SMA Everything Local! For


Scan THere TEX For Our Website

SSGF to 30549

Apply Msg & Data Rates May Offers To Receive Mobile From Our Advertisers


SSGF to 30549

Since 1898

Msg & Data Rates May Apply

To Receive Mobile Offers From Our Advertisers

Search www.SMARTSEARCHPAGE S .com For Everything Local!

NEW Directory 701-741-1969 701-388-5026




• Residential • Commercial • Industrial

• Mobile Home Parks

(701) 746-8947 1-800-438-7686 •



• Reasonable Rates • Reliable Service

20% OFF First Time Cleaning!

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL • 20+ Years Experience • Insured




Be Watching for the

• Researchers once did an interesting experiment with bees. They brought two groups of bees from their home hive to Carnegie Lake in Princeton, New Jersey. One group of bees was taken to a bunch of pollen-laden flowers in a rowboat that was anchored close to shore; the other group was taken to a bunch of flowers in a rowboat way out in the middle of the lake. After sampling the flowers, the bees flew home to their hive and both groups did a waggling dance indicating a source of pollen had been found. The bees at home evidently refused to believe that there could be flowers in the middle of the lake, because whereas lots of bees returned to harvest pollen from the flowers close to shore, almost none came to the boat in the middle of the lake.


2 October 2011

2 October 2011

• When bees find food, they communicate its location by doing a dance that signifies direction and distance to their fellow bees. One bee researcher set up two food sources near a hive. One was close to it; the other was farther away. Then he watched the dancing movements of the bees that fed at the different stations. The bees that fed at the nearby station did wagging dances; those that fed at the more distant place did circling dances. When he moved the food sources, the dances changed accordingly. He found that a bee returning from a spot 100 yards away would make 10 turns in 15 seconds, but those returning from 2 miles away would make only 3 turns in 15 seconds. If the food was in the direction of the sun, the bee danced with its head up. If it was away from the sun, the head was down. If it was at a 45-degree angle to the sun, the bee danced in a corresponding angle to the hive.





B IS FOR BEES (continued): • Air • Cruises • Tours • Funjet • MLT Vacations • Amtrak • Vacation Packages

775-5099 • Toll Free 1-800-358-2891

Find at least 6 differences in details between panels

Differences: 1. Picture is missing. 2. Spoon is missing. 3. Paper towels are missing. 4. Socks are shorter. 5. Handle is missing. 6. Box is different.

© 2012 King Features Synd., All rights reserved.

Professional Home Inspection Service





is Now Available at all the Grand Forks & EGF locations of:

• Professor tested some bees by DEERE.James JOHNGould DEERE. (continued): placing a bowl of sugar water near a beehive. • It was while living in Illinois that John noAfter it had been discovered by the bees, he ticed the problems that farmers faced when started moving it. Every few minutes he moved attempting to till soil. Because the area had theformerly dish, butbeen eachwoodland, move wasthe four times soil waslonger rich than the previous move. Thus, he moved it with hummus, which clumped and clung one to inch, then four inches, 16 inches and so the blades of the plowsthen farmers were accuson.tomed Soontohe wasWhile moving the dish more cirthan using. repairing a broken 100 feet in a single jump. The bees caught cular saw, Deere stumbled upon an idea. Heon and were waiting for skills him when he arrived. employed his smith to fashion the steel blade into the Bee shapeFacts of a plow. He affixed two wooden spokes, then hitched the device • Number of flowers a bee must visit to make to a horse. It plowed the heavy Illinois soil one pound of honey: 2 million like a charm. In fact, a farmer who happened • Number of miles the flown hive of bees to be observing test by run aimmediately putin order makefor1 his pound honey: 55,000 in antoorder ownofJohn Deere plow. • •Amount honeyDeere madegave by aup worker honey bee In shortoforder, his blacksmith and focused on making plows. The inshop a lifetime: 1/12 teaspoon companyannual grew steadily and added many em-of • Average per capita consumption ployees. In the late 1840s, John relocated the honey: 1.1 lbs. entire operation to Moline, Illinois. Ashamed • Average speedlack of aofhoney bee: 15 mphsent his of his own education, John childrennumber to the state’s finest schools. One of a • Average of flowers visited during his proudest days occurred when son Charles single collection trip: 50-100 earned the equivalent of an MBA from Bell’s • Average lifespan of a worker bee: 28-35 days Commercial College in Chicago. • •Average of a queen bee:the 2 years With hislifespan son Charles managing company, John found to pursue in• Percent of the time average humanphilanthropic diet derived from terests. He co-founded insect-pollinated plants: both 33%the First National Bank First Congregational Church. • Percent ofand thatthe pollination performed by honey He was elected the mayor of Moline in 1873, bees: 80% where one of his first actions – the replace• Percent of the the city’s time bees 0 ment of openspend drainssleeping: with a sewer pipe system – saved countless by reduc• Number of bees in a hive: up tolives 60,000 ing the spread of disease. • Percent of body weight an average bee can car•ryThe John Deere in itsoriginal nectar load: 50% logo, registered in 1876, depicted a deer that was native to Afri• Number of eggsyears an average laysreper ca. Thirty-six later, inqueen 1912,bee it was day: 3,000 placed with the image of a North American white-tailed deer. In thetodecades fol• Amount of food she needs eat dailythat to do so: lowed, the now-familiar “outline” logo took 80 times her weight over as the symbol of the John Deere brand.

Information in the Tidbits® Paper is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.


Can’t Get Enough



Send $24.95 (plus $5 S&H) by Check or Money Order to: Tidbits Media, Inc. 1430 I-85 Parkway, Suite 301 Montgomery AL 36106

(Alabama residents LIMITED EDITION BOOK SET please add $1 sales tax.) Reprints of Books I, II & III WHILE THEY LAST!

1Q2009 :: Wk 13 :: Mar 22 - Mar 28 :: Pg. 6

The Tidbits® Paper is a division of Tidbits Media, Inc. · Montgomery, AL 36106 12 Tidbits Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved · Copyright © 2009



Hours: M-Sat: 9-6

1375 S. Columbia Rd., GF • 701-757-0451 (Located in the strip mall next to Scheels)

Quiz Answers

1. Mojave Desert 2. Two people 3. About 2 minutes 4. 600 ft. deep 5. Nick Moore

6. “I Want to Believe” 7. Atlanta, GA 8. 56 years old; Andrew Johnson


NOW HIRING Both FULL-Time and PART-Time Positions Apply Online at: or stop into Sears located at Columbia Mall Sears is an EEO/AA Employer

Sports Answers 5. 88 games by 1. Tony Gwynn Cory Bradford with 319 SB of Illinois (‘98-01) 2. Yankees (1921-23) 3. 1985 (Jets scored 6. Paul Coffey of Detroit (‘94-95) 62 vs. Tampa Bay) 4. Derrick Thomas 7. 2004 of KC (7 in 1990)

Tell ‘Em You Saw Their Ad in Tidbits! Advertisers make Tidbits possible

We Put Dreams in Driveways! SAVE SAVE 2


Starting at $4,599.00 Installed • 100% CYAN

• 100% MAJENTA • 100% YELLOW

WE INSTALL: • AstroStart • Truck Bedliners • Running Boards / Nerf Bars • Bed Rails • Tonneau Covers • Chrome Accessories • Rims & Tires • Snow Plows • Bug Deflectors • Grille Guards • DVD Headrests • & Much More! • 100% NOIR



For details on Western Snowplows visit PROFESSIONAL INSTALL TEAM


$25 OFF AstroStart

• Includes 2-Way remote & 1-Way remote • 2,500 ft. Range • 2-Way Feedback


• Must show coupon • Expires 11-30-12 • Not valid with any other offers

• 2-Year Warranty on Remote • Limited Lifetime Warranty on All Other Parts • 5-Year Warranty on Labor only at Rydells

2514 5225

$54900 INSTALLED* • Includes 2-Way remote & 1-Way remote • 1-Mile Range • 2-Way Feedback

$43900 INSTALLED* • Includes two 1-Way remotes • 2,000 ft. Range • 1-Way Feedback *Most Makes & Models

) 277-8959 2700South SouthWashington, Washington,Grand GrandForks Forks || Toll Toll Free Free ((855) 855(855) 474-7958 2700 277-8959

Tidbits November 15 Issue  
Tidbits November 15 Issue  

"Death Valley," Joseph Strauss" and "B is for Bees"