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_2" ""2 O,-- "-2 - _3 -'2.  -"2 . -,. "-2 c2 CO -    ------c'-  ..rZ_ it k=--- COUNTY SIN,. ...... . 1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 38 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 201 2 Delightfully sweet performances: G-PR stages Summer Nights in Candy Land Above: Grafton freeskaters (I-r) Olivia Campbell, Jocelyn Nelson and Danielle Szklarski skated to "Centerfield" by John Fogerty. Above Left: Dressed like cotton candy, Park River Basic Skills 2 & 3 skater Emma Hagen waves to mom and dad in the crowd. Above Right: Park River Snowplow Sam skated to the "Good Ship Lollipop". Skaters are (I-r) Norah Wharem, Madison Bernhoft, and Brynn Johnson. Summer Nights cont. Page I0 Park River Community Foundation Grants available PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The members. advisory board has announced Last year a $1,775 grant that the Park River Commu- was awarded to First Care nity Foundation is accepting Health Center toward the pur- applications for eligible com- chase of an instrument for the munity projects. The amount treatment of ear infections; available for distribution this $1,775 was awarded to the year has not been determined. Park River Senior Citizen The Park River Community Center for roof repairs; $1,775 Foundation was formed in was awarded to the Sunshine 1984 through the generous Kids Center for fumiture, contributions of its founders, equipment, &leaming aids; The fund, which started with $1,775 was awarded to the $30,000, has grown to Park River Library for iPads; $266,052 today. Eamings $1,775 was awarded to the PR from the fund are distributed Fire Dept. for a scene light and each year for the betterment fire suppression pack; and and support of community and $1,775 was awarded to Walsh charitable activities within the County Extension for horse city. Preference is given to arena fencing. This amounts capital improvement projects to over $10,000 given toward rather than programming, the betterment of the Park travel, or operating support. River Community. Distribution of funds is de- During 2011 the Foundation termined by an advisory board received donations and memo- of nine members composed of rials totaling $10,375 plus a the Mayor, designees from matching grant from the North Senior Citizens, the Ministe- Dakota Community Founda- rial Association, Commercial tion of $10,000. Club, Decca Club, and First PR Grants United Bank Board. These six members select three at large Cont/L ae, Gate City Bank donates to local organizations PARK RIVER, N.D. -- In the past several months, Gate City Bank has donated $346,800 to area organizations as part of its commitment to support communities and causes. Local donations included contributions to First Care Health Center, Lyric Theatre, and Park River Volunteer Fire Depart- ment. Additional donations were made to regional organizations in- cluding American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate, Boy Scouts of America Northern Lights Council, Catholic Charities of North Dakota, North Dakota Association for the Blind, North Dakota Veterans Cemetery Foundation, North Dakota Business Challenge, North Dakota Caring for Children Foundation, North Dakota LifeSmarts, State Historical Society of North Dakota, The God's Child Project, and United Sportsmen of North Dakota. A $1.4 billion mutual community bank, Gate City Bank has been providing complete banking services to its customers since 1923. Gate City Bank has 32 convenient banking offices across North Dakota and Minnesota, and employs more than 400 peo- ple. LISDA FSA invites minority farmers, ranchers to officially register PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) invites minority farmers and ranchers in Walsh County and across the nation to voluntarily join the USDA Minority Farm Register to receive information and opportuni- ties from USDA agencies. "The new Minority Farm Register is an out- reach tool to reach underserved farmers and ranchers who are not currently enrolled in USDA loan, farm or conservation programs," said Kristi Brintnell, Walsh County FSA county executive director. "The Register is a shared outreach list that will help USDA, community- based organizations and minority-serving edu- cational institutions to communicate with minority farmers and ranchers." By joining the Register, minority producers may receive outreach materials, newsletters, and program announcements from USDA By joining the Register, minority producers may receive outreach materials, newsletters, and program announce- ments from LISDA agencies. They may also receive infor- matlon and assistance from other LISDA-approved outreach partners, such as community-based organizations, faith- based organizations, and mlnority-serving educational institutions. agencies. They may also receive information and as- sistance from other USDA-approved outreach partners, such as community-based organiza- tions, faith-based organizations, and minority- serving educational institutions. USDA will carefully control access to and use of the Reg- ister. Individuals wishing to join the Register must sign and date a form that provides their name and address. Providing phone numbers, e-mail address, race, ethnicity, gender and farm or ranch location will be voluntary, although the additional information increases the producer's opportunities for receiving timely assistance. The Register pamphlet with the registration form is available at the Walsh County USDA Service Center or from approved USDA out- reach partners. Completed forms may be mailed to: USDA Minority Farm Register, USDA Stop Code 0503, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250. FSA and USDA's Office of Advocacy and Outreach are jointly administering the Register. Registration forms are available in Spanish (AD-2035SP) and English (AD-2035) on the FSA web site ( under "Forms". An individual may remove his or her name from the Register by writing to the Minority Farm Register, USDA Stop Code 0503, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250. For more information, please contact the Farm Service Agency, STOP 0503, 1400 Inde- pendence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-0503 (Call 1-866-538-2610; Fax: 1-866- 302-1760; E-mail: Area Obituaries %e,e 1p,a,,e , 2 Local bowler takes second place See p,oKe' 5 "Oo,miing togneldher ii a lbetinuntihnt \\;Workibag luogedh, er ii sulooe,," Henry Ford Easter Recipes from Dell See pag, e j V-E Keg'. Science Fair winners qee' Ip,,ag'e' 7 L "