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........ _ ............................ . .................... 2"T-- - FEBRUARY 22, 2012 THE PRESS PAGE 3 Valsh County ,:  Spotlight  '%# :  l The merchants beloware / i  proud to announce: // 00C.AeIN FEveR R00UEV00R .00(IILT 00E'I,REAT_ 9-11, 2012 . MARC00 *1 We've got a jam-packed weekend of quilting classes, ! scheduled at the Park River Bible Camp the weekend of : March 9, 10, & 11,2012 for the "Cabin Fever Reliever" 1 Quilt Retreat! ,: Quilters attending the "Cabin Fever Reliever" Quilt , Retreat will have their choice of making a Crazy Daisy Window Quilt and Paintstick class or bring their own UFO's (UnFinished Quilt PrOjects) to work on. 3 Sisters 11 Quilt shop in New Rockford will be teaching the Crazy Daisy Window Quilt and Paintstick Class and vending for the quilt retreat. The cost for the retreat is $90.00. ;' For more information about the Cabin Fever Quilt Retreat and other upcoming quilt retreats call the Park , River Bible Camp at 284-6795. u arnariran Park River 301 County Road 12B 284-7115 : Park River .: Implement 284-631 6 q . ~ i|I FIRST UNITED " ---'Bank& Insurance Park River ,., 284-7244 Michigan ,-, 259-2112 Adams ,-, 944-2231 Grafton ,., 352-3668 110 4th St. E Park River 284-7221 Ji.'s Super Valu 284-6433 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! I Spacious 2 bedroom apa.rtmen ts for ten t zn Park River All Utilities Paid Income based No steps Laundry facility on site - MUST SEE - Contact Vicki for more information at 701-331-3826 701-352-2275 $200 Rental Incentive with lease signinglr. I Bedroom apartments also available Professionally Managed by Prairie Homes Management 1-888-893-9501 -- toll free TTY: 1-800-366-6888 FARM LAND FOR SALE Bids will be received on land located in Shepherd Township of Walsh County. North Dakota legally described as follows: NE 1/4 of Section 26, Township 156, Range 59 FSA Data: There are 119.6 acres of CRR 107 acres come out in 2012and the remaining I216 in 2013. The Buyer will be expected to assume the CRP contracts with the 2012 payment prorated to date of closing. The land is also subject to the PLOTS program through September 30. 2013. Terms: 10% down upon acceptance of bid and execution of an Earnest Money Contract, and the balance in thirty (30) days. Bids: Written bids will be received until 1:30 p m on Thursday, February 23. 2012. at the Law Offices of Hall Currie Lawyers. Ltd.. 315 Briggs Ave.  S., Park River. at which time and place the bids will be opened. The three highest written bidders will be permitted to raise their bids orally. The Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any irregularities. For more i, nformation call Stephen L. Currie, 315 Briggs A:enue. Rark River. N.D. 58270, at (701) 284-7444. i i 1 pARK BI V I i arks ,,, lib ecreallen I PARKS AND REC REPORT BY TODD KJELLAND I WWVV. PR-PARKS.COM ' I of tnheerttt tclrlenges?efa! iinli feis O fck L eireto challenge ourselves. Some of the greatest men in history were called visionaries. Thomas Edison, Albert Einsteha. and Henry Ford, to name a few, were in their own time ridiculed and called crazy. These men challenged what most considered impossible, but yet added some of the greatest achievements in modern history. We. as a community have an opportunity to become visionaries by making decisions today that will benefit those that will come after us. Building for the future instead of fixing the past will assure sustainability and growth. Now is the time to put aside prejudices and look at options that benefit not one. not two but all fundamental needs of our community. Park River is at the brink of expansion. Are we ready? Do we have the ability and resources to accomlnodate a future if we refuse to look beyond our own selfish desires? We are at a crossroads with a crippled ice arena, an aging and inefficient swimming thcility, and all overcrowded exercise room. We have a lack of sufficient gym space for Gymnastics. Dance. Basketball. and other youth and adult programs. A common goal for all our civic and sports organizations is to be able to provide a higher quality of life. Working together to provide not one temporary solution to one prob!em, but a long term solution to many problems is a key factor in our community's growth. Is a new Comnmnity Event Center that would house an ice arena, basketball courts, community rooms, swimming pool, indoor walking/running track and weight room be considered crazy or visionary? Special thas to all the participants of our vouth basketball program. Our next youth activity will be a Jr Volleylall Cmnp for grades 1-4. Check ['or details. Reach Kjelland at - 701 284 6005 or LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD l an prompted by the latest political advertisement on the building of the oil pipeline from Canada to New Orleans. The Canadian government just recently completed the oil pipeline through eastern North Dakota Indiana. They just recently started the flow of tax sand oil through this pipeline. It took years of engineering and public hearings to push this project to fruition. It's not a single process. The engineering is tremendous; the hurdles ve7 formative. This was also called the Keystone Pipeline. The present proposed Keystone pipeline to New Orleans will be built. The republicans in Congress have seized the opportunity to make this worthwhile project political. They know that by the very laws they have passed over the past tizw years that this project cannot be rushed. Their laws spell out the steps that need to be taken before a pennit can be issued. For the life of me 1 can't understand why the supposedly neutral newspapers, radio, and television hasn't pointed this out to the American public. This Keystone pipeline will be built in due time and with every recaution. 1 attended several Hearings on the Keystone pipeline that was recently built through our area. There was a lot of opposition fi'om land owners and water concerns. They were all answered so the pipeline was constructed. Now Senator Hoeven and Representative Berg think the republican criticism is to their advantage. I knew Representative Berg would julnp on the republican band wagon but Senator Hoeven should know because of his experiences as Governor that these projects take time. Why di&a't Representative Berg vote in favor of President Obama's job bill? That bill would have created 100's of 1000's jobs. Why doesn't our news media tell the facts so the public can be properly infbrmed? In my experience promoting the Drayton Red River Bridge it took us over six years to jump through all the hoops to complete that project. The laws of Congress are set up to safeguard projects to protect the public. Harvey Tallackson. Graflon, N.D. Lankin-Legion Auxiliary news By Loretta McLaughlin LrANKIN. N.D. The Lankin Legion Auxiliary met February 6. Meeting opened with a prayer tbllowed by a moment of silence in memory of our departed member Caroline Karas. followed by the pledge of allegiance and the preamble. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved and treasures report was given. The president thanked all the workers who worked at the Walsh County Christmas payanddinner ,was, held at our Legion. Thank you cards were .reived from .the Fargo V.A. and from the George Miller family. Our three adopted Veterans and three service men in service were remembered with gifts. Eighteen members of our unit participated in the memorial service for our departed member Caroline Karas at her funeral in St. Mary's Church in Park River. We are happy to announce that we have exceeded our membership goal. Our annual blood drive will be held February 16, 12:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Lankin Legion with Lucille Wm'd and Trudy Wippler in charge. Eileen Vondra gave an interesting report about the Mid- Winter Conference she attended in Bismarck. She also brought our poppies. We will celebrate the Legion birthday party at our next meeting. Upcoming events that :were discussed and tabled till the next meetings were the Legion  Tidket isai April25. sewing at th Good Samaritan Home in Api: and at PollO'Fegt; Girl sfati Will b held June 10-15 and the International Music Camp at the Peace Gardens. Being no further business to conduct, meeting was adjourned. Trudy read the closing prayer. Editor k /Vote: McLaughlin is seoetatTfor the Lankin American Legion Auxilia' Unit 157. [111111111111111111111111111111111111] I I : Advertise in The Press today : I I ',' ," I I I I Ihmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmal Health & Wellness Fair "Healthy. Wealthy & Wise" Making Wise Investments For A Healthier Future Thurs. March I, 2012 I:00 p.m.s6:00 p.m. Park River Elementary Gym Health & Wellness Screenings Interactive Activities Door Prizes Register to win a Wii Console g Wii Fit Plus Bundlell Everyone Welcome Young g Old Alike! Children must be accompanied by an adult Wellness Outreach Without Walls Network is a local collaborative effort to promote healthy g wellness services Above: Key players in the Freedom Shrine project back: (I-r) Gary Johnson, John Johnson, James Lehman; front, left: Oivind Helland and Marvin Collins. Not pictured: Dan Stenvold. FREEDOM SHRINE FROM PAGE 1 purchased easily and that these gifts must be cherished and protected. More than 12,000 Freedom Shrines have been dedicated in schools, military installations and government buildings since the program began in 1949." "'It has really added something to that building," added Lehman. "It jumps out at you." The Freedom Shrine is project two of three on Lehman's to do list. He orchestrated the Veterans Day Program on Nov. 10 at the school and his final goal is to update the Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor features photos of Park River Alunmi who have entered the Armed Services. The number joining has become bigger than the wall: therefore, it is planned to replace the photos with a large digital screen that will scroll through photos of Alumni of Park River High School, Walsh County Ag School. and members of the local American Legion. The screen is similar to one that the North Valley Vo-Tech has in their facilitv. According to Lehman. a tbnnal dedication ceremony will happen in the spring once the Wall ot Honor project is completed. CITY OF PARK RIVER REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PRELIMINARY & CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SERVICES The City of Park River s requesting proposals from qualified firms interested m prowomg Preliminary and Construction Engmeenng Services for various City Projects. The projects may include funding from EDA. A general scope of the serv=ces m be prowded for each project is as follows: Pro oct 1 - Enqineerinq for Roadway and Infrastructure Prey de engineer ng serv cos to th reconstrucl 135 Avenue NE from ND Highway 17 south approximately 1 'A miles to a new grain terminal site and prowde infrastructure and roadway planning and engineering for a proposed development east of Park River Proiect 2 Electrical Transmission Line Extension: Provide engineering services for construction of an electrical transmission line from an existing substation in Park River to the south approximately I mde to a new grain terminal ste Firms are invited to submit proposals for emer or both of the projects listed above A separate proposa* shall be submitted for each project, Each proposal shall prowde me following information A. Project Information 1) Submit familiarit and understanding of the proposed project 2) Submit proposed approach B. Personnel 1) Submit resumes of des=gn and construction personnel with brief description of project roles and reference to similar projects. C. Experience 1) Submit list of five (5) similar projects in the last four years. L=st owner, type of work and construcbon cost). 2 In-house engineering expertise and/or need for outside consultants m=wl electrical, mecnamcal testing, etc.) 3) Survey expertise iData Collection and Conslruchon Staking). D, References 1) Submit references of four clients and/or individuals one shall be a financial reference E. General Information I) Ownership, Verify if minority owned 2) Firm's headquarters where work would be performed and from which expenses and mileage would be charged 3) Name and phone number of the firm's contact person Each firm will be judged on a basis of values as shown above. Proposals shall be limited to no more than 6 pages. Those firms not selected will be adwseci m writing, The City of Park River reserves the right to reject any or all proposals Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 PM on Februar 29. 2012. at the auditor's office of the City of Park River. Please submit proposals to: PRELIMINARY & CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SERVICES Tom Larson. City Administrator City of Park River P.O. Box C Park River ND 58270 go Your source for Happy Happoninl00s. Walsh County Press 284-6333