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Sl.oo ISSUE NUMBER 41 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 7, 201 3 Right: Jump- ing for Joy It's Prom Night! Park River students (L-R) Aaron Peterka, Katie Bohn, Chad Jelinek, Abby Zikmund, An- drew Hylden and Claire Welch let loose with some enthusi- asm on main street Park River just pri- or to the Park River Prom. Though it wasn't quite spring weath- er, Saturday night was con- siderably dif- ferent than the snowstorm that blew in Sunday night leaving be- hind school delays and closures and reports of up to 10 inches of snow. More prom photos on page 10. Photo: Larry Biri PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The advisory board has announced that the Park River Community Foundation is accepting appli- cations for eligible community projects. The amount available for distribution this year is $12,000. The Park River Community Foundation was formed in 1984 through the generous contributions of its founders. The fund, which started with $30,000, has grown to $305,744 today. Eam- ings from the fund are distributed each year for the betterment and support of community and charitable activities within the city. Preference is given to capital improvement projects rather than programming, travel, or operating support. Distribution of funds is determined by an advisory board of eight members composed of the Mayor, designees from Senior Citizens, the Ministerial Association, Community Club, and First United Bank Board. These five members select three at large members. Last year a $2,700 grant was awarded to First Care Health Center toward the purchase of pulmonary function testing equip. and a mobile blood drawing cart; $1,450 to the Park River Sen- ior Citiz.en Center for air cond. & skylight repairs; $2,500 to the Sunshine Kids Center for computer/software upgrades, carpet, & radiator covers; $2,400 to the PR Fire Dept. for extrication sta- bilization tools; $1,500 to the Good Samaritan Society toward new accessible van; and $150 for the Chris Rostvet Memorial Scholarship. This amounts to almost $11,000 given toward the betterment of the Park River Community. During 2012 the Foundation received donations and memo- rials totaling $11,785 plus a matching grant from the North Dakota Community Foundation of $10,000. The advisory board encourages people to remember the Foundation when giving me- morials or making tax deductible donations by sending them to the Park River Commumty Foundation, P.O. Box C, Park River, ND 58270. Again this year, the North Dakota Community Foundation will match dollar for dollar any unrestricted gifts raised during calendar year 2013 up to $10,000. State Tax Credit for Endowment Gifts Individuals may receive a state tax credit for a contribution of $5,000 or more (lump sum or aggregate in one year) to the PR Community Foundation. The tax credit is 40% of the charita- ble deduction allowed by the IRS up to a maximum credit of $10,000 per year per taxpayer or $20,000 per year per couple fil- ing jointly. Businesses that pay ND income tax may take a 40% credit up to a total of $10,000 for gifts to the PR Community Foundation Applications for this year's distribution can be picked up at the City Auditor's office or found online at www.ndcf.net and must be returned to the City Auditor's office by May 17, 2013. Lending a helping hand: GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Northern Valley-Greater Grand Jodie Storhaug, Volunteerwhere they can get at least one Churches, organizations and Forks Mobilepack for 2011, Co-Chair, praised the North- good meal a day. individuals in Northern Red 2012 and 2013 to 1,018,000, em Valley churches, organiza- Most of this year's food will River Valley counties packed Funds and volunteers for tions and individuals for their go to Haiti. 427,000 meals for starvation- 2013 came from Pembina, "generous response to the op- Donations are still being ac- impacted children April 5-7 Cavalier, Walsh, Grand Forks, portunity to reduce starvation cepted and checks may be in the Grand Forks PublicNelson and Traill counties in in the world." Works Building, enough toNorth Dakota. The ingredients She noted that school loca- made out to FMSC #1304-13 feed 1,170 children for a year. cost $90,200 and were packed tions are often distributors of and mailed to Feed My Starv- The 427,000 meals broughtby 2,000 volunteers working the meals and that encourages ing Children, 306 Circle Hills, the total meals packed by the in 2-hour shifts, children to attend schools Grand Forks, 58201. GRAFTON, N.D. --At the provides advocacy, safety and February 19, 2013 Walsh shelter to victims of domestic County Commissioners meet- violence and sexual assault. ing funds were awarded for the Hoople -- Repair city 2012 Walsh County 1/2 Mill of Hoople sign at junction of "Self Help" Program. ThisHwy 17 and Hwy 18. Also funding is allocated to cities flowers for the city. that undertake community im- provement and betterment Lankin-- Repair city shed- projects. The main objective replace with new steel roof and of this program is to promote sides to be painted. development and quality of life Minto -- Planted 50 trees within a community. The fol- along berms throughout city. lowing cities submitted appli- Park River -- Replace corn- cations and were awarded munity Christmas decorations. funding: Pisek -- Continue to Adams -- Installed a larger repave/repair city streets. overhead door in city shed. During the month of May Edinburg -- Purchase of aapplication forms for the 2013 tractor, program will be sent to mayors Fairdale -- Mowing and and auditors in Walsh County. maintenance of park grounds. Fordville -- Trimming of I encourage all communities to city's east tree line. participate in the 1/2 Mill Forest River -- Mosquito "Self-Help" Program. For fur- spraying for city during sum- ther information contact mer of 2012. Katherine Lunde, Red River Grafton -- Domestic Regional Council at 352-3550 Violence and Abuse Center or e-mail klunde@nd.gov. The main ob'ective of thisp: to- gram ts to promote devetop- /nent and p/ality of llfe within a community. " Flag etiquette Public Notices ,~p -" rtil[ ,s tlhe cru, d{lte,~c montlh:" T.S. Common Sense Calendar events 6%e p,0(g e'9