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April 4, 2012

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COUNTY SINGLE COP' (( ISSUE NUMBER 39 PARK IiVER, NORTH DAKOTA i The culmination of Reading Month: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012 RR. Elementary students dress as their favorite story characters :\\; Left: Conner Hodekraces along in the obstacle course dressed as Luigi of the Mario Brothers during the last day of Reading Month. The Park Per E IIrlIMy R!dnts and staff celebrated the end of Reading Month by having a Dress as Your Favorite Story Character Day on March 30. Middle: Morgan Dvorak throws the ball in hoping to knock down the pins as Tucker Woods looks on. Right: Where's Waldo? Clover Gillespie dressed up as the Waldo story character. Skywarn weather class to be held in P.R. PARK RIVER, N.D. Walsh County Emergency Management will be hosting a Skywarn Severe Weather Spotters Class in Park River. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Park River Fire Hall on Wed., April 11. This is a volunteer program to assist the National Weather Service in issuing warnings, by providing information on current conditions during se- vere weather. Emergency Re- sponse Officials. Amateur Radio Operators and the Gen- eral Public are all encouraged to attend. A representative of the Na- tional Weather Service in Grand Forks will be present- ing information on recogniz- ing the signs of severe weather, safety, what to expect in your county and procedures for reporting information to the National Weather Service. Walsh County Emergency Management has supported a group of volunteer weather spotters for several years. These spotters are activated whenever severe weather is imminent and provide vital in- formation to save lives, protect property and the environment. Anyone interested in the Sky- warn program is invited to at- tend this important training session. For more information con- tact, Brent Nelson, Walsh County Emergency Manager at 352-2311. Foster care, adoption meeting scheduled By Katrina Hodny for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. In small town, N.D., people often times forget the need for foster homes. Experts in the field of foster care will be on hand Sunday, April 22 in Park River for anyone wanting to know where to start the process of becoming a licensed foster home. The informational meeting on foster care and adoption will start at 4 p.m. at the Park River Community Room. Experts include Seri Gerszewski, Social Work Supervisor/Foster Care worker: Rachel Fisher, Foster Care licensor: Lisa Piche, Assis- tant Regional Supervisor/Shelter Care licensor: and Andrea Olson, AASK (Adults Adopting Special Kids) Adoption Worker. Walsh County is in dire need of foster homes. Children currently have to relocate to other counties and school districts because of the lack of foster homes in the county. "The process to start a foster care license can be started at the informational meeting," said Fisher, LSW in Grafton at Walsh County So- cial Services. "Once the application is received by the agency, the licensor will contact you to set up a home visit." Foster" Care MeeCin Walsh County is in dire need of foster homes. Children cur- rently have to relocate to other counties and school dis- tricts because of the lack of foster homes in the county. Niig00]ht to ][00ememlber" Father/Daughter dance By Katrina Hodny for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. The first Father/Daughter Dance, sponsored by the Good Samar- itan Society (GSS)-Park River, was a huge success with 32 couples attending the event. It was held at Kensington Place on Saturday, March 24. Father/Daughter couples of all ages registered and went to get their picture taken by Larry Biri of 1MorePhoto in Park River. Registered couples received a 5x7 photo, meal, entertain- ment, and door prizes. Wayne's Variety of Park River donated three dozen carnations for every girl attendee. According to Laura Brod- ina, Director of Resource De- velopment for the GSS-Park River and Osnabrock, the cou- ples sat down to eat their fill of either pulled pork, shredded beef or shredded chicken sand- wiches with all the trimmings. The grand march started at 6:00 p.m., followed by danc- ing and door prizes. B Unit Music Productions provided entertainment while Summerplace Dairy Queen of Park River and Park River Square donated gift certifi- a SUCCESS Above: Tony Johnson and Gracee Thorlakson had fun dancing at the Father/Daughter dance at Kensington Place in Park River March 24. cates. "We had many volunteers who helped work the event as well as donations for salads and goodies," said Brodina. "I would like to thank everyone whohelped in one way or an- other to make this event such a success." All proceeds went towards the Good Samaritan Society Wellness Program. District 2 Spring Meeting See page 2 PR students recycle See page S "]Do or do not,, The]00e iis no Jedi Master Yoda CRP Enrollment See page S Annual Walleye Feed See ][a,ge 3, ili ,, II ,,I I; II I"l]]!r[ll]lll[[NlItllllrlllllltl Ii!I I1[11 t '] I !'i i'! ,M I], 't