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PAGE 2 THE PRESS MARCH 1 3, 2013 I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Doctors, staff, Co-workers of First Care Health Center, Unity Medical Center, Good Samaritan Center, Midgarden Family Clinic, Sunset Lutheran Home, and Walsh County Public Health. Dr. Wakefield, Dr. Mark Siegel, Dr. & Mrs. Ashok to the communities of the area, People of North Dakota for the hundreds of cards, flowers, memorials, ford and expression of sympathy and overwhelming support given at the passing of my husband. Thank you Park River Ambulance, Walsh County Emergency Medical Services for one of the most difficult job and painful experience you had to deal with trying to save the life of your Medical Director. The pain couldn't be worse for all of us. To all the patients of First Care Health Center, Unity Medical Center, all the patients of Dr. Omotunde that were looking forward to see him that fateful day and that fateful week, that he never showed up at wDrk. To the area ministers that did a wonderful job at the Memorial Service. To the Chief Executive Officers of Unity Medical Center, Mr. Butler, and First Care Health Center, Mrs. Dryburgh. What a void this has created. Karen Heftta, Mary English, Nancy Jensen, AudreyBlair, Ann Pohanka, Linda Larson, Oh my Godi What can I say? To all the former staff of Doctors Clinic, Mr. and Mrs. Hylden, that you for having the strength to sing at the memorial service of your friend. Mr. Mike Such of Tollefson Funeral Home, special thanks to you for an excellent job and support you gave me during the difficult tim'es. My gratitude to Adele Momerak, Delaine.Russum, Karen Heftta, Karen Bigwood, Kristy Hajicek, Julie Johnson, Lisa Orlando, Amber Cummings and Mary English for the prayer shawl. My thanks to my wonderful neighbors Mr. & Mrs. Jeff and Patti Dahlen for taking care of the house while I was away and for the constant snow removal while my husband was alive and after he died. My gratitude to the Principal, teachers, staff and students, class of 2017 of Park River High School for their support and accommodating us for the ceremony. Thank you to my nephew Senator Joey Miller and my son Mark Jensen, members of the Lutheran church for the dinner. Dr. and. Mrs. Kotnik thank you for your nightly dinner. Thank you Mr. arid Mrs. Rest :for taking care of Ifedayo while his dad was alive and at his passing. I know that my life will never be the same again without my husband but "Because He lives I can face tomorrow." Because of your prayers and support (My family of Walsh County and North Dakota) I know I can have the strength and courage to carry on and fulfill his dream and I will be able to bear this everlasting pain in my heart. Thank you for all you've been to Dr. "O" and I for the past twenty-four years. Ester Omotunde For Dr. O. S. Omotunde's Family Florice L. Ford Florice L. Ford, age 95 of Far- go, ND and formerly of Park Riv- er, ND passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Sanford Pal- liative Care Unit of Fargo. Florice L. Bakke was born July 7, 1917 in Golden Valley Township, Walsh County, ND, the daughter of the late Thorvald and Sophia (Ellingson) Bakke. She attended ru- ral school in Golden Valley Town- ship and graduated from the Walsh County Agricultural School in Park River. Following her education she worked for the ASC office in Park River for eight years. Florice was united in marriage to David A. Ford on December 4, 1943 in Park, River. The couple made their home l, in Park River and they farmed in the: Park River area. David passe& • away on October 8, !995 and Florice then moved to Fargo to live with her daughter Pat. : She was a member of the Park River Federated Church and WMF, the Order of Eastern Star, P.E.O. and the Park River Formightly club. Florice held offices in all of these organizations. Florice is survived by her daugh- ter, Pat (Herman) Novak, Fargo, ND; two grandchildren: Todd (Anna) Novak, Apple Valley, MN and Heather (Doug) Peterson, Min- netonka, MN; five great grand- children: Charlie, Alex and Ella No- vak andAzia and Zoe Peterson. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Lorraine Wind- ingland. Funeral services were held Sat- urday, March 9, 2013 at 2:30 P.M. at the Park River Federated Church. Visitation was Saturday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will • be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Park River, ND. An online guest book is available at: www.tolle The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. -St € l/€ s gralit’--'-, ': .......... y,,mo,,,,s.M:,o,s Large Outdoor Display Beautifully Handcrafted Custom Designs Friendly Personal Service North onHwy 220 East Grand Forks 218-773-7461 Olx'n Weekdays 8-5 Evening and Weekends By Aptx)intmenr COOK Part-time benefitted position available (rotating morning/af- ternoon shifts). Requires high school/GED and one year food i service experience. Starting salary at $10.47 - $13.96/hour DOE. Will consider underfilling as a Food Service Assistant which requires graduation from high school/GED; oR one year of food service experience ($9.73-$12.97/hour DOE). Reference requisition #290321. The Developmental Center's impressive benefits package includes: • Fully paid health insurance for families and individuals • Retirement plans • Accrued annual and sick leave • Life Insurance .... ; • Ten paid holidays per year, • Internal recruitment opportunities Deadline to apply Monday, March 25, 2013. Reference requisition #290321. Apply on-line www.ncl.govlhrms/koslaon.hb'n/ or atthe DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE 701 West 6  Street, Grafton, ND Anyone needing assistance or acmmrnodalJon should contact Julie Kosmatka, 701-3524284 The State of North Dakota is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We operate a drug-free campus. i Richard M. Johnson Richard M. Johnson 01-30-1945 / 02--08-2013 Survived by his wife Kathy and his sons Daniel and David, and his grandchildren. Also survived by his mother Selma Johnson and his siblings: brothers - Wayne Johnson, Guy Johnson, Gordah Johnson Jr. and Alan (Jeanette) Johnson; and sisters - Susan (Bill) Folendorf, Maryanne (Charles) Greicar, Karen Johnson and Judy (Keith) Papenfuss. In addition Richard is survived by a large loving family of nieces and nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his father, grandparents, aunts and uncles and nephew Travis Johnson. A celebration of Richard's life was held 02-13-2013 in Boise, Idaho. Richard Wakefield* "Dedicated to You r Hearing" Gary Chwialkowski . ND,  Licensed • Advanced Digital Technology Board Certified H.I.S.* For appt. • 60 Day Digital Hearing Aid Trial 701-746-7000 1-800-658-3442. Free Hearing 32 years serving the area First Care Health Center Tuesday, March 19 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Grafton Family Clinic Wednesday, Mar. 20 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Northern Plains Railroad is accepting applications for a Railroad Carman in Fordville, ND Welding, torching, metal work,. fabrication and machine experience a plus. Benefits include but,are not limited toi Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Railroad Retirement and competitive pay. Applicants must pass all pre-employment testing and background checks. To be considered for the unique opportunity, interested Applicants may send their resume or completed application to"  Northern Plains Railroad Attn: Human Resources 112 Main Street Fordville, ND 58231 701-229-3330 EOE Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2 p.m. Worship Borg. Sunday.: 10:30 Vikur 9:15 a.m. Sunday Scho0! Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg • TuB: 9:30 W0mens Bible Study. Sunday.: 9:15 Trinity 10:15 a.m. Sunday School St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 10:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin ( Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Sunday 8:30 a.m. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m., Tuesday: 5:30 p.m., Thursday: 7 a.m. St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.. Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m.. Monday & Friday: 7 a.m.. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Sch001/C0ffee, 10 a.m. Worship ( Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday.: 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 Sunday School St. Mary's Church Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Good Sam. Center • 5 p.m. St. Mary's, Park River Sunday: 8 a.m. St. Luke's, Veseleyville. 10 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River Federated Church Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville) • 9:30 a.rn. Sunday School (Park River). 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Victory Free Lutheran Church; Park River Sundays: Sunday Schoolg:45a.m. Coffeeand Fellowship 10:30a Worship Service 11:00aWednesdays:Men's Bible Study 9:00a.m. Cenfirmation 600pro. WinGS 7:00p.m. Youth Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg Sunday: 9 a.m. Church Services / 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 a.m. Bible Study " Bethel Baptist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship. Awana Children's Min- istry 6:20 PM Wednesdays. Prayer & Bible study Wednesdays at 7 PM Heft Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Bank&lnsurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams - 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 Hoople ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 "True to a Sacred Trust" Hwy. 17 West ParkRiver Farmers Union Insurance Co. Dwight ByronJay Thompson OFFICE: 284,6955 -wy /7 Ea00,. 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