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ISSUE NUMBER 35 s PRK RIyEI, NQBTH DAKOTA SINGLE COPY $1.00 f J I i Thinking healthy thoughts The Wellness Outreach Without Walls (WOW2) Network held their third health and wellness fair at the Park River Elementary Gym March 1. Focusing on the theme of being "Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Making wise investments for a healthier future," the WOW2 brought a variety of informational tables to the fair this year. Over a dozen organizations participated in the fair and offered door prizes along with interactive learning. Students from Park River, Valley-Edinburg, and Adams-Edmore were in attendance. "Our goal is to educalg c..ommunity members about health and wellness in all forms from seeing the doctor about your health to choosing smart ways to inwst your money," said Jenna Gullickson, Wellness Coordinator. Top: Susan Peterka, Dental Hygienist at Larson & Beneda Dental, exprains to Mikara Johanson, (L-R) Julia Koppang, Leandre Kalhagen and Emily Ketelsen what information is gathered from a dental X-ray. pellerka, along with Mary Beth Snyder, displayed the differences in teeth of different animals. Bottom Left: Tanner Jelinek tries on a hel rod, and Tyler Feltman a facemask at the Park River Volunteer Fire Dept. booth. Kids had the opportunity to try on fire jackets, and pull arounda 150-pound life size "dummy" to simulate dragging someone out of a fire; Bottom Right: Pharmacist and owner of Ye Side Medicine Cter Laurie Larson has Sierra  Johnson, (L-R)Amanda Erickson and Paige Laxdal grind up some coffee beans with a mortar and pestle. ; / J Former Park River man, pioneer in dialysis treat- ment, dtes in Artzona By Pamela Knudson, Grand Forks Herald Reprinted with permission of the Grand Forks Herald. CHANDLER, AZ Dr. Thomas Mart, former Park River resident and pioneering physician in the field of kidney dialysis, died Feb. 21 at a care center in Chandler, Ariz. He was 84. Marr and colleagues in Spokane, Wash., opened the first U.S. dialysis center out- side of a research setting that treated chronic kidney disease at a time when such diseases were often death sentences. He started the Kidney Dial- ysis Center at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane in 1961. A year later, he and Drs. Loren Gothberg and Richard Steury opened the Artificial Kidney Center in the hospital where they worked in the emerging field of peritoneal dialysis, a method of cleansing the blood when diseased kidneys cannot. Initially the center had four beds and treated patients pri- marily with acute kidney fail- ure. In 1965, the center's per- salutatorian of the Class of 1945 of Walsh County Agri- cultural School, then Park River's high school. He was one of the school's first bas- ketball players to be named first team All-State. After serving in the U.S. Navy for two years, he at- tended the University of Min- nesota where he earned his medical degree in 1953. He took intemship training at Har- borview medical center and fellowship training at the VA Hospital, both in Seattle. When he began his medical career he changed the spelling of his name to Marr because people often mispronounced Meagher. He married Ardis Graham. In 1959, the family moved to Spokane where he began his internal medicine practice at Rockwood Clinic. Ardis passed away, and, in 1997, he married Sue Ann DeSmeth. Marr is survived by his wife; sons Stephen (Cyndi) Marr and Michael (Sharon) Marr, and daughters Theresa Marr (Dan) Gusregan; Judy fsonnel began to provide care to Marr-Gusky (Paul), Katie tl Marr and Mary Marr (Mark) a "ents with acute and chronic , , ,, , :" kidney failure The-,, ti'o-el  Lenz4 13, granaclaiaren, anct i'gibte"patients'to pe:rfo-rn d"ial, fiVe greit-grarldthi!dren. ysis at home. He was preceded in death By the 1980s, more than 95 percent of the Spokane Kid- ney Center's 145 patients were on home dialysis, significantly reducing health care costs and increasing personal independ- ence. The national rate at the time was roughly the reverse, about 90 percent 0fpatients re- ceived dialysis in medical set- tings and 10 percent at home. Marr retired in 1996. He was born in Grafton on April 18, 1927, and raised by his parents, Arthur and Vivian Meagher in Park River. He was by his parents; his first wife; and sisters, Katherine Meagher and Mary Jean Meagher Grossinger. A funeral mass will be held at a later date at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spokane. A private burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice of Spokane or Sisters of the Holy Names. Reach Knudson at (701) 780-1107; (800) 477-6572, ext. 107; or send e-mail to pknud- Offering sweet treats, delectable t00utdge, and uniqpute gifts North Country Gifts & Goodies sets up shop in Grafton By Katrina Hodny for The Press GRAFTON, N.D. With 40 years of culinary experience, Barbara Field and her little shop of sweet treats has brought a delightful deca- dence to Grafton, N.D. North Country Gifts & Goodies, 45 W 6th Street, opened in Jan., of- feting a variety of homemade candy and treats. "I focus on the old-fashioned can- dies," said Field. "I also make candy to order, even the seasonal kinds." Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., patrons can stop to sample the goodies while enjoying a cup of coffee on the house. Field makes 90 percent of her can- dies from scratch with a few being pre-made but with a dash of chocolate added. "Grafton loves their chocolate," said Field. According to Field, she sold ninety pounds of fudge within the first two weeks. Thirty different flavors can be available on any given day. And she isn't afraid to branch out. "I'll try anything once/" said Field when it comes to fudge flavor com- binations and food in general. "One of the most popular [fudge flavor] is Funky Monkey- a chocolate banana fudge." A few of the flavors of fudge in- clude banana cream, lemon, amaretto, mint, and peanut butter cup; however, the selection is never limited to what is on display. She also takes custom orders when called in ahead of time. "People make special trips for items," said Field. "Sometimes the flavor in mind is sold out; it's best to call ahead." 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