10.9.2023 Mayor’s Message

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  • Hi Folks,
  • Last week I mentioned the reliability of Municipal Power; our power was “on” .99998 of the time during September.  You might be surprised to know squirrels are the greatest cause of outages!
  • This is National Fire Prevention Week, and its theme is “Cooking Safety Starts With YOU.  Pay Attention to Fire Prevention”.  Look through your homes to identify possible fire hazards and have your fire extinguishers inspected at our Fire Hall.
  • Our Fire Department Personnel will be promoting fire safety with department tours and informative sessions around town throughout the week.  This year, our Volunteer Firefighters logged 3348 man hours of firefighter training!  Thank Volunteer Fire Fighters, their families and their employers.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday is the “Battle of the Badges” blood drive at Stout-Miller Inc., Dodge & Ford dealerships on Winter Show Road.  Call Vitalant for an appointment at: 877-258-4825.
  • Mental Health Awareness Week in Barnes County kicked off with an “Out of the Darkness Walk” for Suicide Prevention at Lokken Field Sunday afternoon.  There was a touching program and 124 walkers participated in this 1 of 500 walks across the country.  “Facing a struggle is a strength not a weakness”.
  • PURPLE streetlights?  We are not alone; it is a factory defect and is all over the country.  The company is standing behind the product to date so we can be grateful.
  • School bus drivers are needed to transport students to classes and activities.  Licensure & training is available through Dietrich Bus Service in Valley City.  This is a critical need for our schools and community so please call 701-845-1590.  Thank you for your consideration.
  • Recently there have been numerous cigarette wrappers and drink containers thrown on our streets.  Will you please hold your trash until you can dispose of it properly?  Thank you.
  • Thanks to all who provide and proof material for this article.                    
  • If Jack Nicklaus had to play my tee shots, he couldn’t break 80.  He’d be a pharmacist with a string of drug stores in Ohio.”    ~ Lee Trevino                     

                                                                                                                                                                       Blessings, Pray, be Grateful and Respectful,


Dave Carlsrud

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