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m WE[ 16, 2011 ISSUE NUMBER 36 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA SINGLE COPY $1.00 r Park River hosts one wild weekend I - , -- -. .: ;\\; Left: Park River Figure Skaters held their annual skating show March 12 and 13. This year's show "Skating Safari" featured a number of wild characters. These little lions are a part of the Snowplow Sam skating.group. The class includes: Morgan Dvorak, Tessa Peterka (Helper), Sam Hagen, Jenna Zavalney (Helper), Bailey Christenson, Jaylee Jelinek, Madison Bernhoft, Emma Hagen, Cadance, Jelinek, Brandon Houser, Eli Johnson, Piper Agotness, and Connor Hodek. .J March blizzard puts a stand still on spring By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- March 2011 proved true to the saying "in like a lion" with the events of last Friday. Rains hit Park River at around 3 p.m. March 11. What followed was winds and snow, which managed to shut down travel throughout the state as they rolled across from the west. The blizzard, dubbed "Blizzard Estra" by the Grand Forks Herald, closed roads and cancelled events through Saturday. On Friday, the Park River School did not release classes early, but cancelled all afterschool activities. On Saturday, the Meet and Greet event in Park River that was being organized by Walsh County Sherriff Lauren Wild was cancelled. Wild, who is campaigning for the April recall election, had said that a number of special guests would be attending including former Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp, former Lieutenant Governor Rosemarie Myrdal, and retired Bureau of Criminal Investigation Director Jerry Above: If you had a white car it was somewhat hard to find in the parking lot Friday afternoon. See more photos of "Blizzard Estra" on page 10. Kemmet. than 800 motorists had to be the ditch on Highway 17 But according to Cecil rescued in the western part of between Grafton and Park 'Fong, a spokesperson for the the state. River Saturday morning. Department of Emergency Walsh County was not o Services, more than 700 miles immune to the hazardous gizzard of road were closed at the conditions. A number of Co1t, ][ne, llO height of the blizzard. More vehicles could be spotted in Migarden Family Clinic given immunization award PARK RIVER, N.D. Migarden Family Clinic in Park River has been awarded the " DTaP 4" during 2010 AFIX awards. AFtX (Assessment, Feedback, Incentive, eXchange) is a continuous quality improvement tool that consists of assessment of vaccination coverage levels and immunization practices; improving vaccination coverage and exchanging information and resources for improvement. Nationally and in North Dakota, coverage rates for the fourth dose of DTaP lag behind other antigens. North Dakota Department of Health conducted quality assurance visits and Dr. Kristi Midgarden and Paula Pengilly, FNP along with medical staff has achieved a goal of 90 percent or higher for the fourth dose of DTaP. The DTaP vaccine is highly effective for the prevention of diphtheria, Award Con, 1p.ge, 3 FSA farm loans available for women and minority groups PARK RIVER, N.D. I Donald Tongen, Farm Loan Manager for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Walsh County announced today that women and minority farmers interested in buying and operating family-sized farms may be eligible for loans from FSL "The Farm Service Agency is interested in promoting greater involvement in farming and ranching by women and Sweets See paff, e' 3 Squirts ee pe 6 "M,W vounr lb,lt, eihntt ' ' (O)IU[IBLIUflBLIOxIF Tlhe slhtaunnuoc]ks ,dh,at t ,_.to,',,,,,. AMntd ]nntay uroulb, l[e a\\;,ao,'d[ you W]h,6e.,,ae]r you g.o,.." ( Irish Blessing Scouts See paKe 5 Snow See paffe o