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PAGE 8 THE PRESS JANUARY 1, 2014 Wrapping up the holidays with care Photos: Larry Biri Above Left: Santa visited Park River in a big way. A 16-foot Santa visited the John and Cathy Van Damm home at the North end of Briggs Avenue. John was spotted mak- ing sure Santa was stable and comfortable. Above Right: David and Veronica Anderson stand in front of their well decorated yard and house in Park River. J were hauled to the three dozen satellite piling stations and its five factories in the Red River Val- ley. Butler's Thriftique, operated by Jennifer Butler, opens in Park River taking the place of Prairie ROots Girls and Collectables. Valley-Edinburg Elementary honoi'ei5 for their efforts of pro- moting healthy living, earns the sil- ver star award in the HealthierUS School Challenge. Over $4,500 was raised for Alitfirs Hospice' Camp Good Mouming during the second an- nual Quilt Bingo fundraiser at St. John's;Catholic Church in Graflon. Park River Volunteer Fire De- partment recognized during Na- tional Fire Prevention Week. The 99th annual Walsh Coun- ty Fair takes place in Park River at the Chris Midgarden Arena and at- tached buildings. Drayton hosts blood drive that brings in 22 eligible donors. The Draton.Valley-Edinburg Titans were host to the North Border Eagles in Edinburg for DVE's first ever "Pink Night," a fundraiser in honor of breast can- cer awareness. Fundraising for the Lyric The- atre in Park River reaches the $40,000 mark. Dr. Dori Carlson of Heartland Eye Care in Park River is the re- cipient of the North Dakota Op- tometric Association Award in recognition of her public service. University of Jamestown stu- dent Rebecca O'Toole of Crystal performs in the University of Jamestown Theatre production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel." Park River/Fordville-Lankin Aggies football team heads to the playoffs and were defeated in the first round. The North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA) is pleased to announce its new public website NDHSAA NOW at Park River's "Little Park" in the middle of town now has a little more to offer the youth in the com- munity. The old orange and blue playsystem located on the park's west end at the corner of 4th Street west and Harris Ave. south recently was removed and a new structure was put into place. Brittany Myrvik of Park River had the adventure of a lifetime when she got the opportunity to meet one of her heroes, Taylor Swift. The "CanCervivior" Relay For Life Team put together an amaz- ing Haunted House in Park River at the home of Daphne Fallis. The Edinburg American Le- gion Auxiliary has sponsored a successful blood drive with 35 el- igible donors. Out to Lunch Caf6 in Park River has new owners, but the fed- eral government shutdown delays opening. Minto School District receives $10,000 grant to purchase ag tech- nology for the classroom. Charlotte Myrdal, a Title I teacher at Park River Area Public School, was recently nominated for the State Outstanding Title I Educator of the Year Award by the staff at her school. November Good Samaritan Society, Park River, purchased a new wheelchair accessible van f-r its residents. This was made  .... sible due to the generosity of many donors in both Park River and the surrounding communities, as well as some fundraising events held by the Good Sam. The 26th annual Park River Bible Camp Quilt Auction take places at the Park River Bible Camp. A bear was sighted in Minto. Valley City State University presents a recital by Andrea Swartz, soprano; Andrea is a sen- ior composite music education major from Park River. Earl Weisz, chairman of the Park River American Legion Gam- ing Fund, presents a check of $5,001 to Mary Beth Snyder from the committee charged with say: ing the Lyric Theatre in Park Riv- er, The Lyric Continues. Park River hosts volleyball dis- trict tournament. The Park RiV- er/Fordville-Lankin Aggies claim the District 4 championship and move on to Regionals. It's Official: the town of Minto is in the Guinness Book of World records for the "Largest serving of chili con came". Park River holds a successful blood drive with 32 eligible donors. Park River Area School honors Veterans Day with their third an- nual Veterans Day Program. The team of NDSU Extension Service staff from Walsh and Pembina counties who developed and carried out the Outdoor Ac- tivities for Youth: An Outreach Op- portunity program were honored with an Extension Program Ex- cellence Award at the Exten- sion/Research Extension Cente The students of Valley-Edin- burg spent their spare time putting together a pirate's tale. Missoula Children's Theatre brought the new show "Blackbeard the Pirate" to Crystal. Justin Zahradka of the Park River FFA Chapter was named the national winner of the Agriscience Research-Plant Systems Profi- ciency award program at the 86th National FFA Convention in Ken- tucky. North Dakota Community Foundation delivers grants to lo- cal groups in Walsh, Pembina, Nelson, and Grand Forks counties. The North Dakota Community Foundation was organized in 1976. The Foundation was formed as an efficient means of meeting the needs of North Dakota in the ed- ucational, charitable, arts, scientific and health areas. The Kjelland families of Park River (Orville and Aaron Kjelland) were chosen to receive the Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Con- servation District award for their conservation practices. Teresa Gire of Park River and her four hens land in hot water as special city council meetings were held to address the violation to city ordinance 3.a. (poultry within city limits). Park River Area School teacher, Justin Kiefer, is taken into custody for corruption of a minor age 15- 17 with an adult over 22 years of fall conference. ; 'age. The Good Samaritan Society o Park River native Jeremy Park River makes the transitions to the electronic age with the im- plementation of their new records system. Joleen Swartz of Park River shows her Appaloosa, "Fiscal, Cliff' at the World Appaloosa show in Fort Worth, Texas. He placed in the top ten. Houser went on a bow hunting trip to Colorado with a mule deer buck tag and comes back suc- cessful. A campaign for good: Ruth Jelinek of Pisek celebrates her 60th birthday with the culmination of 60 good deeds. December The Walsh County Warriors 19 and Under girls hockey team takes to the ice for their first sea- son. Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation board decides to purchase the former Garden Cen- ter located west of Park River on Highway 17. The building will serve as the new tree shed for the District Conservation Trees. The NDSU Harvest Bowl pro- gram recognizes the success, ded- ication and hard work of out- standing agriculturists in 53 coun- ties in North Dakota and several counties in Minnesota. Local hon- orees included Joe and Patty Bata from Adams representing Walsh County and Thomas and Linda O'Toole from Crysl representing Pembina County. Park River Area School teacher, Justin Kiefer resigns his teaching position at Park River Area School. A piece of Walsh County his- tory, an open floor plan with vault- ed ceilings, a 1960's rambler with a little Norwegian flair, and a twin home dressed for Christmas make up the 2013 Tour of Homes in Park River; participants in- cluded Maribeth Anderson, Jay and Becky Skorheim, Jeff and Marsha Johnson, and Lydia Kel- ly. Kaye Novak, Mary Ralston and Lori Ternquist sang beautiful Christmas songs at Altru's Hospice annual Tree of Light Memorial ceremony at the Park River am- bulance building. Park River Area High School One-Act team places third out of eight at the 2013 NDHSAA State Class B One-Act Play Contest in Jamestown. The Edinburg WPA Auditorium - and the Vikur Lutheran Church in Mountain are added to the Na- tional Register of Historic Places. Ben Kothrade, originally of Minn., joins the Walsh County Sheriff's Department as the newest deputy in Park River. Park River celebrates their an- nual Super Santa Saturday. Children of all ages write to Santa Claus. Park River Area School K12 put on a couple festive Christmas concerts. Fate of Teresa Gire's hens will be up to voters: Park River City Council decides to let Park River vote on city ordinance in June 2014. The Top Hat Bar in Pisek sees a change in ownership. New own- er Cally Odstrcil took over the Top Hat from Wanda and Curt Sarki- lahti. Santa Claus makes a stop in Lankin for the second annual San- ta Day organized by the city of Lankin and its businesses. The Silver Dollar Caf6 in Lankin closes it doors. Each year Polar employees have the opportunity to take part in the Casual Clothes for Charity program. Every Friday those par- ticipating are allowed to wear jeans for $1.00. The total money collected this year was $2,200. All participating employees submitted a charity of their choice for the funds to be given to. One charity was randomly drawn, and this year's recipient is the Park River Ice Arena - ice plant fundraiser. Rochelle Kovarik, who is in her sixth year as Library Media Spe- cialist at Park River Area High School, spearheaded the commu- nity wide "Crazy Christmas Sweaters for a Cause" event to support the efforts of Imagination Library in Park River. Farm your land smarter, more efficiently, and more timely with this simple innovative program designed to help families stay in the FARMING GAME. 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