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1I 5 + "-C_ t L ft. SINGLE COPY $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 38 PA RER, NORTH DAKOTA ' 'i By Kellen Dobmeier of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- As of the beginning of this school year, students at Park River Area High School have had the op- porttmity to learn some ba- sic greenhouse practices in a greenhouse attached to the school's shop. Brent Amdt, a teacher at the school, had quite a bit to say about the Greenhouse Project. "Greenhouse Project is designed to give all stu- dents in the Park River Area an enhanced area to learn about plants and planting systems," said Amdt. "Ultimately, I would like them to be working on dif- ferent experiments, like lack of key nutrients, grow- ing tomatoes hydroponi- cally, growing things in the middle of winter." According to Arndt, the added space has provided moreopportunities for him and tile students, as far as the projects they could un- dertake. "Before, we were really hindered as to what we could grow with the limit- ed space we had in the classroom," Ardnt said. "This gives us a much bet- ter space to grow things and better conditions to grow them in." Arndt has concrete goals about what he hopes the :: :! WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014 Park RiverArea School greenhouse is in bloom Photo: Larry Biri Above: Park River Area School teacher Brent Arndt (right) helps Colton Rostvet, (L to R) Sawyer Cudmore, and Gavin Gillespie check on seedlings in the Park River Area School greenhouse where spring has sprung! First Care announces receipt of funding for a coloret-lal cancer screening initiative PARK RIVER, N.D. -- First Care Health Center, Park River, N.D, has re- ceived grant funds to administer a no-cost colorectal cancer screening program for eligible North Dakotans, according to Louise Dryburgh, CEO. The initiative is a state-funded col- orectal cancer screening project, which is now in its seventh and eighth year of op- eration. Four hundred and sixty five in- dividuals have received colorectal cancer screening since the beginning of this ini- tiative in 2007. The 2013 North Dakota Legislative Assembly has continued to see the value in this initiative by increas- ing the funding to expand the reach in North Dakota to six healthcare facilities. First Care Health Center is one of six Cancer screeninl Oo, nL, p, at:ge z First Care Health Center receives SHIP grant GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- First Care Health Center in Park River is the re- cipient of a grant through the Small Ru- ral Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). The SHIP grant for $7,126 will be used toward purchase of vendor fees for consumer satisfaction surveys and for a subscription to online quality-related computer software. The Health Care SafetyZone Portal allows providers to electronically cap- ture incident report data in a common report template in order to review and benchmark with other small and rural facilities in North Dakota. Administered by the Center for Rural Health, SHIP is funded through a grant from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy. SHIP expenditures are focused on quality improvement, performance improvement and patient safety. Fund- ing is used to support complex health care billing, coding and reimbursement processes, and is used to upgrade soft- ware and hardware, as well as for staff training, consultation, and educational materials. Five-year plan Walsh County Town Hall Meeting set forApril 2 PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The Walsh County Job Develop- ment Authority, in partnership with the Red River Regional Council, has initiated the de- velopment of a five-year eco- nomic and community devel- opment strategic plan. The Walsh County JDA has ap- pointed a "Strategy Committee" comprised of area public and private sector leaders that will be meeting on April 2-3 to re- view and select among 25 po- tential development strategies. A public Town Hall Meeting will be held on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Red River Region- al Council in Grafton to seek public feedback on develop- ment strategies. "For the past 25 years, the Walsh County JDA has strived to assist our communities in business and community de- velopment efforts," said Julie Campbell, Walsh County JDA. "We have established a Strate- gy Committee seeking consid- erable input from the private sector so that we can do all that we can to support our business Town Hall (Go, no ]pffge 3 Late-Late Breaking News Se, e, 1p),ae, 2 VE dominates Science Fair See p,aK, e' 7 "][lnt ldhl, e splriiJag ][ ]hta\\;,e {oolumtt, ed ,o,lnte lhlauun4hred aun4l ldhibnh',,'iix ,dliifferent ]kibnl,dl ,o,t[ we, atlhtelr funtit, dl, e ,o,tf to,unr auntdl l,,entlL-Sv ]huo, lunra,"* Mark Twain Walsh County Project Expo See p,a,ffe, 6 All region GPR hockey players $ee p,age 9