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.J i &lt; ,L_ U} --: r- < :} :::Z - x  Sih Co .00 ISSUE NUMBER 30 P :. RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014 ( Photo: Larry Biri Above: The Park River-Fordville-Lankin Aggies wore military style uniforms and were visited by North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers and the American Legion color guard before their game with Langdon last week, Members from)he Rotnem,lPost No. 274 of Fordville, the _ul Farup Post No. 147 of Park River, the Bosh-Ryba Post No. 157 of Lankin, and Novotny-Kachena Post No. 208 of Pisek all participated in the presentatbfthecolors. """ ......... By Kellen Dobmeier of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Those who attended last week's Thursday and Saturday basketball games at Park River took part in the school's Military Appreciation Nights. The Park River- Fordville-Lankin boys basketball team hosted Langdon Area High School on Thursday night, while the PRFL girl's basket- ball team hosted Midway-Minto on Saturday night. Area servicemen and women honored at PRF00 MilitaryAppreciation games The teams wore camouflage uniforms that were provided by the North DakotaArmy National Guard. The uniforms were ap- proved by both the Guard and the North Dakota High School Ac- tivities Association. Current and former military members were offered free ad- mission to both games, and were also encouraged to dress in uni- form and be part of team picture before each game. All military members were invited to the north end of the gym to take pic- tures with the teams. The boys basketball team won their game against the Cardi- nals by a score of 71-56. The girls basketball team slid by the Mustangs with a one point victory of 52-51. About 3,400 Soldiers serve in the ranks of the North Dakota Army National Guard. The units are spread across the state, with North Dakota Soldiers drilling in about two dozen locations. More coverage on the Miliarty Appreaciation Nights page 7., Park River Area awarded family literacy event grant By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- An event is coming to Park River, brought to you in part by teachers and staff who care about literacy. Park River Area Schools re- cently was awarded the Prairie Public Share a Story Family Literacy Event Grant. Rochelle Kovarik, library media spe- cialist, said that they applied for the grant in December be- fore the holiday break and were notified of the award in early January. The grant is a $2,500 to $3,000 value for the school to host a family event. According to the Prairie Public website, the objective of the grant is to create an event that will "encourage families to recognize the im- portance of 21 st century liter- acy." Each year, Prairie Public partners with educators in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota to host free com- munity-wide family literacy events to build literacy aware- ness by offering this grant to those who serve young chil- dren. Kovarik said that they do not have any formal plans in place as of yet, but they do have a committee that will work with a representative from Prairie Public to put to- gether the event for this spring. The grant, she said, would go towards planning materials, publicity for the event, rental ofa PBS character, a new book for each child at the event, and a stipend for refreshments. "It will be fun," Kovarik said adding that they have all kinds of possible activities in- cluding storytelling, readers' theater, make a story and more. Details to follow. ND Township Officers plan educational workshops, locations to include PR PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The NDTOA is again holding educational workshops for all North Dakota Township Officers: This includes Supervisors, Assessors, Clerks, PoundMasters, Highway Overseers, Zoning Officers or any other office holder in a township in North Dakota. These workshops are scheduled during the first and last weeks of February and will last about two hours each. The Dates, times and lo- cations are listed below. These workshops bring the NDTOA to our members at a location and time which will al- low the members you to drive into the session and return home that same day. We will be dis- tributing 2014 hand books updated with the 2013 Legislative Session law changes. The agenda will include a report from new President Roger Olafson on organizational ac- tivities. Township Workshops Co,nx.. p, ag,e 3 Neighbors helping neighbors: Fundr00iser to be held for Wilcox Family FORDVILLE, N.D. -- Lacey Wilcox of Fordville, N.D., was hospitalized several weeks before the birth of her twins and had been making bi- weekly trips to Fargo for weeks before that for monitoring the twin pregnancy: diamniotic monochorionic (two amniotic sacs, one placenta). On October 30, 2013, Lacey gave birth to twin boys, Eli Luke at 1 pound 14 ounces and Liam Daniel at 1 pound 8 ounces. Eli and Liam were placed in the NICU at Sanford and placed on ventilators. Eli.has had 2 surgeries: Nov. 2 for dis- tended abdomen and Nov. 26 for inflammation and infection. Both boys are continuing to grow stronger every day. Around Christmas time, Eli was 3.6 pounds and Liam was 3.3 pounds. Lacy has been staying in Fargo with Eli and Liam at the Ronald McDonald House. Lacy and Luke Wilcox live in Fordville, ND. 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