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JANUARY 15, 2014 THE PRESS PAGE 3 Walsh County Spotlight / The merchants below are proud to anno KEEP CALM ANDQUILT ON QUILT RETREAT, PRBC Friday, Jan 17 - Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 Park River Bible Camp Check-in Time: 1:00-6:00 PM, Friday Depart: 3:00 PM, Sunday Please bring a snack to share - More information on Page 8 I Interes.tlQd in becoming a spozl,ght sponsor? Contact the Press at 701 284-6333 CO U NTY -) Park River PO Box 49 : SS 284-6333 " (&apos;F.r'rtaritan 301 County Road i2B! .  'l) ", r , S(x:ICP, ' Q-J 284-7115 Park River Implement 1  Adams ~ 944-2231 illll . - Granon ~ 352-3668 I|IFIRST UNITED Michigan ~ 259-2112 "Sank&lnsurance Hoop-le ~ 894 6123 Crystal ~ 657"2168 110 4th St. E Park River 284-7221 Jim's Super Val. 284-6433 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! -k -k- -k -k -k -k ,k -A- -k -k -k -k "k X i Di "I ili,'! i i I l li|'l i  - Front End Web Designer - HTML, Cascading, Adobe Suite, Graphic Design & Web Content Mgmt. 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This certificate is an en- graved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased veterans. The program was initiated in March of 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and has been continued by all subse- quent Presidents. The Department of Veterans Affairs administers the PMC program by preparing the cer- tificates which bear the current .... ,,,. ......... /.,t,7,,,,,,,, <" ,,J,, ...... ,..,,,..., ,/,t.+../.../,,,<1 ,t, ......... , ,./i,.. "/,..,../..,;,, President's signature expressing the country's grateful recognitiorfof' : copies. It took about three months the Veterans service in the United to get them back which I figured States Armed Forces. Eligibility for the Presidential Memorial Certificate includes the next of kin or loved ones of an hon- orably discharged deceased veter- an. My Grandfather was veteran of the Korean Era and he passed away a number of years ago so I decid- ed to send in a request for few was pretty good considering how slow and tedious the government can be sometimes. If you would like to order some of these please feel free to call or stop by the Walsh County veterans Service Office at 701-352-5030, 638 Cooper Avenue Suite 5 Graflon, ND 58237. Chris Kratochvil * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grafton Baby girl born to Oiimb family CRYSTAL, N.D. -- Olivia Ann was born on Dec. 10, 2013 at 12:21 a.m. at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks to proud parents Fran- cis and Allison Olimb of Crystal, N.D. She weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 inches long. She was welcomed home by her big brother Gary Brian, her cat Kitta, and her dog Fred. Grandparents: Sara and Brian O'Toole of Crystal,  N.D. and Gary and Carol Olimb of Alvarado, Minn. Great Grandparents: Richard and Keitha O'Toole of Crystal, N.D. and Bernice McGuire of Hallock, Minn. Warrior Words: Writing wo00t00shop for Veterans of any UoS. War GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Greater Grand Forks Community The- atre was recently awarded a North Dakota Humanities Council grant to fund "Warrior Words," a monologue-writing workshop for veterans in four North Dakota cities. Conrad Davidson, College of Arts and Sciences dean, will teach the Minot workshop with the first session on Feb. 4 in Hartnett Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tentatively, the workshop will consist of six to eight sessions. The workshop is open to veterans of any American war or conflict who have an interest in creating work bed on :their experiences as soldiers. Ttie three er workstfops will be taught 6tjr Lot, ]ge and university professors: Sherry O'D0nnell in Grand Forks, Nita Ritzke in Bismarck and Peter Grimes in Dick- inson. "We anticipate that there will be sto- said Kathy Coudle-King, The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre ex- ecutive director. "The workshop is a way to collect and archive the experiences of veterans living in North Dakota and to bring together service men and women from various generations to craft then share their stories." Each participant who creates a pol- ished monologue will receive a stipend. They will also have the opportunity to read it aloud before an audience in their workshop city and see it per- formed in Grand Forks during the run of the Community Theatre's production of "The Last of the Boys," Stephen Dietz' play, in Alrrfl:. "Last:of the Boys !-re- volves around two Vietnam veterans and: the ghosts who haunt therfi, including Robert McNamara. Workshop writers will be invited to Grand Forks for a collective reading in ries about sacrifice, but we also expect May. to see a blend of humor, as well, as vet- To enroll in the Minot workshop, vet- eransofdifferentgenerations share sto- erans can contact Davidson at 858- ties about their experiences on topics 3159 or conrad.davidson@minotsta- such as drill sergeants and food rations," State law requires motorists to allow room for pulled-over veldcles BISMARCK, N.D.- Tie North Dakota Depart- mint of Transportation re- mnds travelers to be alert fo vehicles pulled over by La Enforcement this mmth. During January's inensified enforcement period for seat belt laws arfl other code violations, th number of vehicles being pulled over is ex- pected to increase in areas across the state. According to state law, drivers should allow as much room as possible, moving into the adjacent lane if it is clear when en- countering authorized emergency vehicles which include law enforcement, ambulance, fire truck or highway maintenance ve- hicles such as NDDOT trucks and snowplows. On a mt!lti-lane highway out- side city limits, the law re- quires motorists to move to a lane not adjacent to the authorized vehicle. This maneuver must be made with regard to safety and other traffic. If it can- not be done, the driver must proceed with due caution, reduce the speed of the vehicle, and main- tain a safe speed for exist- ing road conditions. Fifty-six law enforce- ment agencies across the state are participating in extra patrols for traffic safety enforcement. Addi- tional seat belt enforce- ment will continue through January 31. to really get things rolling and moving," commented Flage. According to Flage, the purpose of the presenta- tion is to discover what is working well in the com- munity, and to discuss strategies on how young people can get involved and take leadership roles within their community. Flage explained to the group how research has determined the community capitals model that tells what "capitals" make up a healthy community sys- tem with a healthy ecosystem, a vital economy, so- cial wellbeing, and healthy people. "There are seven capitals that make up a strcng community," stated Flage. "All of the capitals around [the community] are really what make it work. Some communities are stronger in some ar- eas than others." According to the model, it all starts with natural Capital (good soil, air), and moves, on to cultural ..... capital, human capital, social capital, pitical c,p- ital, financial capital, and finally built'eapitafi(!n- frastructure). Many interesting tidbits of information were in- cluded in the presentation including county and state income level, population, and where money goes when its spent locally. Mid-way through the presentation, the group was asked to take a moment and ds:cuss.amortgst themselves what community ehallenies they were most concerned with, what was it about that par- ticular issue that is most important to the commu- nity, and what were some specific ways the com- munity could take action on that issue. The majority of the groups agreed that within Walsh County and more specifically, Park River, housing costs and wages are not corresponding to each other and groups were also concerned with the lack of new businesses and business retention within the com- munity. It was the opinion of one group that there are cer- tainly enough blue collar jobs in the area and not enough people to fill them; however, trying to afford housing on those wages prove difficult at times. A large effort began late in 2008, to bring Walsh County's young generation together and promote business and prosperity in the county with the Learning, Experiencing, Exploring, Networking, Strategizing, and Sharing (LENS) assessment. The Park River Community Club has continued to pro- mote facets of this assessment with events like "Fri- day Night Out". They hope to have an event like this one at least every other year in addtion to the other events that the club sponsors every year. Program grows to aid veterans seeking collegiate education FARGO, N.D. -- New online collabora- tions between North Dakota State Univer- sity's Veterans Education Training program and the University of Mary, Minot State Uni- versity and North Dakota State College of Science will soon expand services to help vet- erans prepare for a college education. Start- ing Jan. 13, veterans can take online preparatory courses by visiting those cam- puses, using space provided for them and get- ting assistance as they prepare to attend the college of their choice. More sites will be added in the future. In addition, veterans who prefer to access computers from home or other venues also can take the online precollege courses. During the last legislative session, funding was provided to assist veterans seeking a cer- tificate or diploma from a North Dakota in- stitution of higher education. In an effort to serve as a bridge for veterans to enter and complete college, preparatory courses are of- fered through a cooperative effort between Veterans Educational Training and post-sec- ondary institutions across the state. The serv- ice is provided free to veterans who pla.n to attend a college or university in North Dakota. Currently, classrooms are available at NDSU and the University of North Dakota. Veterans not living in those areas can take on- line courses. According to Jeri Vaudrin, Veterans Edu- cation Training project coordinator, veterans who have been out of the educational arena for a few years can find it difficult to adapt to being a student. Veterans can struggle to com- plete their educational goals because of time away from the structure of school, the need to provide for their families and health issues caused by deployment. Vaudrin said the last census showed there were about 55,750 veterans in the state. "While one-third of them enrolled in classes, only 20 percent completed and earned a de- gree. Our veterans deserve a better chance to reach their lifelong goals," she said. "The state of North Dakota and our post-secondary institutions recognize the needs of our veter- ans. Through this program, we can provide a means for them to reach their goals at no cost. 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