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.--"5-- I -- - k I -:i k l f,: i  i;:;t L__ SINGLE COPY $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 36 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2.014 : " ' . & ................... PhOtos: LaffyBiri ..... Above: Harlan Larson (front) and Kevin Jensen check out the light display they designed for the front of the Lyric The- atre. Top Left: Kevin Jensen (left) and Daryl Larson work on the area where the new bathrooms will go at the Lyric The- atre. Bottom Left: Laurie Jensen (left) and Shelle Berg organize the old posters at the Lyric. The collection of old posters will be put up for sale atthe March 16 Spud Bar. fU TLC to host Lyric Spud Bar and Silent Auction March 16 By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Over the past year, the Lyric Theatre in Park River has been undergoing a trans- formation. Sunday, March 16, The Lyric Continues (TLC) committee to save the theater will be hosing a baked potato bar and silent auction to raise funds for the ongoing proj- ect. With every dollar, the meter on the display board off of Highway 17 through Park River ticks a little higher, but with every project ticked off of the to do list of the remodel, another need appears. The well worn seats that had seen more than their fair share of cus- tomers have been retired. Gray seats from a closed down theater in Valley City were repurposed to bring new life to the theater's interior. Years of spilled soda have been removed from the floor and replaced with a new coat of paint. The restrooms have been gutted and broken down to the bones where a new, more ac- cessible facility soon to take their place. Each piece of the badly need- ed updates slowly have been coming together. Tomorrow's Leaders: Damon Johnson among 2014 class of Potato Industry Leadership Institute WASHINGTON -- Twenty-four pota- to growers and industry representatives joined together to form the 2014 class of the Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI), an annual program jointly admin- istered by the National Potato Council (NPC) and the United States Potato Board (USPB) that identifies and cultivates the next generation of leaders within the in- dustry. From Feb. 20-27, PILI participants traveled from potato growing regions across the country to attend eight days of industry training and professional devel- opment. This year's class kicked off in Stevens Point, Wisc., where the class re- ceived an overview of the local and national potato industry, including some of the chal- lenges and issues beyond the production sector. NPC Executive Vice President and CEO John Keeling provided attendees with an overview of the industry's press- ing publicpolicy issues. USPB Chief Mar- keting Officer John Toaspern gave a mar- ket and consumer update and talked about Johnson ,81 e; - Oo,n.L. lP g 5 Park River coach awarded Coach of the Year honors By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- For their first season of high school girls 19u North Dakota Ama- teur Hockey, the ladies of Park River did not win a single game. But at the state tourna- ment held in Fargo they did walk away with a big honor. Bearing the banner of the Walsh County Warriors, the ladies tied on their skates each week and learned the sport of hockey. This year not only was a learning year for the girls about how to play and the rules Obituaries See p,a,ffe, _ Hockey, hockey, hockey %,e,/?,,ag,e' 9 "I lt]hdbn& ciJnL,elmtat, lnnl,ovi.ez% aladl lnnlag4c ha\\;ve ,alkays lb,eeln ,cl[,oelk, v ,asocii,aed[.. fl[']h,e V, elry ,e,arl[iie, st l?e,0,1pl,e who ]nn[ad[,e {'(d[]nnt \\;,,x,vcre m,ag4cit,,nY Francis Ford Coppola Whoa, Mustangs! Fashion hits the stage See' pagne, _ ,/