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MARCH 2, 2011 THE PRESS PAGE 5 Notable Native: Ramsey earns honorary degree THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The C0nejo Valley arts scene in Calitbmia can trace it's roots right back to Park River, N.D. Elmer Ramsey began his work at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks in 1965. In 2009, Ramsey was honored with an honorary doctor of humane letters from CLU as a part of the university's 50th anniversary. According to a report in the Ventura County (Calif.) Star, Ramsey has been credited with "launching the Conejo Valley's music culture and keeping it alive for decades." The college's president said, "We wanted to honor Elmer because he has had a tremendous impact on CLU's music program and on music in the Conejo Valey." According to his bio, Ramsey started playing trumpet professionally at age 14. He had his own 40's-style Big Band on radio station KWLK (Longview, Wash.) at age 17, and at 19 played in the Portland Symphony (now the Oregon Symphony), radio station KO1N in Portland, and made West Coast tours with Mel Tormr, Joni James, and Kay Starr. Coming to Los Angeles in 1956, he continued playing at the 20th Century Fox, Desilu, NBC studios, Disneyland, Melodyland Theatre, Laguna Pageant of the Masters, as well as the King Family, Ernie Ford, Nat King Cole, Jimmy Durante shows, and a variety of classical engagements. As a symphony conductor for 30 years, his guest artists have included pianist Leonard Penario, violinist Glen Dicterow (Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic), Sidney Weiss (Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic), and many others. As Music Director/Conductor, he has also worked with such greats as Florence Henderson, Bernadette Peters, Mami Nixon, and Dale Kristien as well as conducting Julie Andrews in the motion picture Star. Ramsey retired from University teaching after 40 years and still continues conducting, composing, and arranging. Area bowlers advance PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The North Dakota American Legion Northeast Regional Bowling Tournament wrapped up this past weekend at the Bowl Mor Lanes in Park River. Taking part in the event were bowers from Adams, Bottineau, Cando, Dahlen, Harvey, Lankin, McVille, New Rockford, Pisek, and Park River. Among the entrants was ,American Legion District 2 Commander Mark Antal and his team "All Army." Following are the final results. The top two in each category advance to the state finals to be held at the Wonder Lanes in New Rockford this coming weekend, March 5. Team- 1. Bottineau 2490, Ron Martin, Bill Petersen, Dave Geisinger, Tom Kessler. 2. Adams, Pisek, Park River 2482, Lynn Berg, Joe Klemens, Marilyn Collins, Keith Berg. Doubles -- 1. New Rockford 1253, Quentin Lange, John Hitz 2. Bottineau 1250, Bill Petersen,Tom Kessler 3. Adams, Park River 1239, Joe Klemens, Keith Berg 4. Lankin 1237, Mike Hodny, Jerry Hodny Singles -- 1. Joe Klemens, Adams, 714 2. Brent Freund, Cando, 669 3. Keith Berg, Park River, 667 4. Tom Kessler, Bottineau, 654 5. Ron Martin, Bottineau, 649 6. Bill Peterson, Bottineau, 636 7. George Freund, Cando, 633 Editor Z Note: Last week's results listen Marvin Collins as a competitor in the tournament when it shouM have read Marilyn. PRBC offers 'Cabin Fever Reliever' PARK RIVER, N.D. -- We've be teaching the quilt classes and got some great quilt classes.,lme,d,,, vending.for the quilt retreat ..... up for the "Cabin Fever Reliever Arrival time will be from 4:00- Quilt Retreat March 11 - 13 at the Park River Bible Camp. We've got a jam-packed weekend of quilting classes scheduled at the Park River Bible Camp. Quilters attending the "Cabin Fever Reliever" Quilt Retreat will have their choice of making a Caddy Pad or a Betz White Olive Swing Bag, or bring their own UFO's (UnFinished Quilt PrOjects) to work on. 3 Sister Quilt Shop in New Rockford will 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March l 1 at the Chapel Complex. Since we've moved into the Chapel and have lots and lots of room-the more quilters the merrier! Bring a quilting friend or two with you for a weekend of fun, fabric and fellowship! For more information about the Quilt retreat and other upcoming quilt retreats please call the Park River Bible Camp at 284-6795 or 800-269-2465. PUBLIC NOTICE United States Air Force Notice of Availability Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of Privatization of Military Family Housing (MFH) at Cavalier Air Force Station (AFS), North Dakota Headquarters Air Force Space Command, in conjunction with Cavalier AFS, has completed a Draft EA that evaluates the potential eftbcts of conveying MFH units, granting a lease of land, and transferring responsibility for providing housing at Cavalier AFS to a private developer (the Project Owner [POD. The transition period would begin upon completion of contractual matters initiating the Proposed Action and would last for up to 6 years. From conveyance to end state, the number of MFH units would remain at 14 units, but at no time during the transition period would there be fewer than 9 units available. At all times during the transition period, sufficient numbers of MFH units for all eligible pay grades would be maintained. The analysis considered iri detail potential environmental effects of the Proposed Action and the No Action Altemative. The results, as found in the EA, show that the Proposed Action would not have a significant adverse impact on the environment, indicating that a Finding of No Significant Impact would be appropriate. An Environmental Impact Statement would not be necessary' to implement the Proposed Action. Copies of the Draft EA showing the analysis are available for review at the following libraries: Cavalier County Library Cavalier Public Library 600 5th Avenue 106 West 2nd Avenue South Langdon, ND 58249 Cavalier, ND 58220 701-256-5353 701-265-4746 Walhalla Public Library 1010 Central Avenue Walhalla, ND 58282 701-549-3794 Written comments on the Draft EA are invited and will be received Comments on this for 30 days from the publication of this notice. document should be provided in writing to: Mr. Robert Fors 10 SWSIMS 830 Patrol Road #260 Cavalier AFS, North Dakota 58220-9350 Emaih Telephone: 701-993-3688 A reward iln(g epe rie n c e: Fargo Student with local connections earns his honor as an Eagle Scout FARGO, N.D. -- David Styrk Eide has earned the'rank of Eagle Scout and will be recognized at a Court of Honor celebration at 2:30 p.m. March 6th at Hope Lutheran Church South., Fargo. His Eagle Scout board of review was December 9, 2010. David is the son of John and Lina (Johnson) Eide, Fargo, N.D. and the late Irene arid Allerd Johnson of Park River. He is the nephew of DeWayne and Gwen Johnson, Dean and Erna Meberg, and Dwight and Sue Johnson, all of Park River, ND. He is a member of Gethsemane Boy Scout Troop 225, Fargo. He is a sophomore at Fargo South (N.D.) High School. His Eagle Scout project was to David Styrk Eide (Photo submitted) build a sandbox for Hope Kids daycare and patio area "both located at Hope Lutheran Church South campus in Fargo. Using donated material he and his Troop had to move over 25,000 lbs. of sand, fill and materials by hand to complete his project. His project took over 150 man/hours to complete. Some of the highlights of scouting have been attending the National Jamboree with 100,000 other scouts at Fort AP Hill, Virginia. David has camped out 82 nights in 34 different locations. He has helpedwith 68 different servic projects for the community totaling 139 hours, and has slept outside in subzero weather to earn the zero hero award. Red River RC&D is accepting grant applications GRAFTON, N.D. -- The Red River Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council is currently accepting grant applications for projects lo- cated in the following counties: Grand Forks, N.el- son, Walsh, and Pembina. Projects must fit into one of the four long range goals of the Red River RC&D that relate to water management, land management, land conservation, or community development. Ap- plications are accepted on a continuous basis through- out the year and are considered by Red River RC&D board members at their subsequent board meeting. Projects competing for funding need to be projects that will be completed by September 1,2011 in order to be considered for current funding. Eligible appli- cants for the grants include: state or local units of gov- ernment (cities/counties) or non-profit organizations. Typically grant awards range up to $1,00D for funded projects. The Red River RC&D Council has been in existence since 1980 and council members consist of Soil Conservation District members, County Commissioners, and Members at Large. The premise of the RC&D program is that local people know what is best for their communities. Because of this, local people create and organize their own RC&D areas, define their own goals, and work with a broad range of public and private entities to achieVe their objectives. Examples of projects that received funding in 2010 include: the Pembina County Weed Board to scout, map, and control Purple Loosestrife on the Pembina River, the Nelson County Historical Society to rehabilitate the Stump Lake Village Pioneer Church, the LEAD Group of Grafton to provide additional lighting along the bike path in Grafton, the Nelson County Park Board to develop additional campsites within Stump Lake Park and many others! A complete list of projects that the Red River RC&D Council assisted on in 2010 can be found on our website in our 2010 Annual Report located at If your city or non-profit organization is interested in applying for the Red River RC&D grant or want more information or technical assistance, please contact our chairman, Veto Russum at our office at '701-352-0127. You may also visit personally with Red River RC&D council members about your interest in receiving assistance. Couuty representatives are: Walsh County - Veto Russum, Pembina County Corene Vaughn and Michael Kotchman, Grand Forks County - Muriel Stadstad, Tim Schroeder, and Helen Cozzetto, and Nelson County - Erin Schrupp. Grant applications are available at our office or they can be emailed, mailed, or downloaded from the website listed above. GRANTS )fware upgrade; $1,000 was awarded to the Park River School toward playground equipment; $2,500 was awarded to the PR Fire Dept. toward the purchase of "jaws of life"; $850 was awarded to the City of Park River for wireless microphones for the City Hall Auditorium; and $150 was awarded to the Park River Community Foundation for entrance signs. During 2010 the Foundation AVAILABLE PAGE 1 received donations and memorials totaling $2,185 plus a matching grant from the North Dakota Community Foundation of $2,185. The advisory board encourages people to remember the Foundation when giving memorials or making tax deductible donations by sending them to the Park River Community Foundation, P.O. Box C, Park River, ND 58270. Again this year, the North Dakota LAND FOR SALE IN ADAMS TOWNSHIP, WALSH COUNTY, NOgTH DAKOTA Parcel #1:EV2NW Sec 11-157-58 Parcel #2:SE Sec 4-157-58 Parcel #3: Part of NWNW & S/zNWV4 Sec 10-157-58 South of Rwy Bids Due March 29, 2011 John Botsford RED RIVER LAND CO www.redriverlandco.eom Community Foundation will match dollar "for dollar any unrestricted gifts rafsed during calendar year 2011 up to $10,000. Applications for this year's distribution can be picked up at the City Auditor's office or found online at and must be returned to the City Auditor's office by May 6, 2011. Edmore Updates TAX PREPARATION The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has trained people who can prepare your TAXES for free if you are elderly or low income. Some elderly do not have to file any more. Call Trudy Ertmann at 701 662 6767 to schedule an appointment in Devils Lake. VETERAN SERVICES Earl Hanson is in Edmore at the Senior Center on Main St. between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first and third Thursday, monthly. He is a Veteran Service officer for Ramsey County. Stop in on St. Paddy's Day, March 17, if you have any questions or problems for him. MEMBER MEETING The all-members monthly Edmore Sr. Citizens meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on March 7. That first Monday, you are welcome to bring your ideas to share for future activities. Other Centers in the State have music once a month, games such as cards with three $1.00 door- prizes plus lunch, fun quiz, read jokes & Wii bowling. Several do yearly St. Paddy's Day soup & sandwich supper, May baskets or Memorial ,Day Vets Lunch Potluck. Others do a winter weekly pinochle or dominoes evening. A few go by bus on five trips a year including Senior Day at the Minot State Fair, Ft. Totten little theater & concerts. For fund raisers there were yearly Feb. cherry pie social, winter Sat. donut sales, raffles, recycled greeting cards, summer ice cream socials, salad bars at local events, bingo, Christmas basket raffle & weekly Bunko. Smoking cessation free classes are being investigated. Everyone with an interest is welcome at the Edmore Senior Citizens Club. DISPLAY Many collect things they appreciate for their hobby. One of several for Jean Boesl is her tea serving collection. Some of her colorful teapots, cups, napkin rings and sugar bowls, are on display under glass at, the, E.dmore Sr ..... Center. Call Shery1701 721 5214 if you have a collection that you would like to let the Edmore community see for a month. OUTREACH WORKER The Edmore area is fortunate to have Laura Wavra for an outreach worker. She can come to your home to arrange for services that you may need such as Guardian Alerts Emergency Dialer bracelet or necklace. Call 1 888 607 8610 to talk to her or make an appointment. SHERIFF LAUREN WILD SATURDAY, MARCH 12 1:00 - 4:30 P.M. PROGRAM AT 2:00 P.M. PARK RIVER CITY AUDITORIUM SeeCtL GUESTS: FORMER ATTORUY GENnAL Hmnu HBTKAMP, FORMER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR ROSEMARne MVRDA% Rmmsn BUmSAU OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIRECTOR JERRY KEMMET AND OTHERS. PLEASE COME AND ENJOY. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. APRIL 12TH IS ANOTHER ELECTION FOR SHERIFF. ilxM00mzn To vo00: VISIT OUR WEBSrrE; WWW.SHERIFFWILD.COM (p*zo  av mm. m.o o.  o m*u,) Do youwant your news noticed? Do you or your group have a story to tell? We're here to help. Contact The Press: (701)284-6333 I Your source for Happy Happeninl00s. Walsh County Press 284-6333