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{: ( : C  !'!!!ii ! \\; LSH COUN SINGLE COPY $I.00 VOL. 132 ISSUE 42 PARK RIVERi NORTH DAKOTA i i WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015 Photo: tam/Bid For many in the area, Sunday's rain showers brought a sigh of relief. Dry conditions have been benefidal for farmers looking to get into the fields; however, the addison of high winds has created high fire danger and low visibility dust storms in the region. Fires across Pembina and Walsh Counties threatened the region last Wednesday. Most notably was a fire that raged across 129 from Grand Forks to Jollielte. Above: This farmer is barely visible while prepping a field last Thursday near Fordville. P.E.O. to bring 00pring into Junque' to PR By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D.- The Park River area chapter of EE.O. is taking the craft show concept and turning it on its head with their first ever "Spring into Junque" sale, Repurposed, refurbished, upcycled,.vintage, shabby chic, rustic.., the Park River American Legion will be packed with items for sale from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. P.E.O. Chapter Q member and one of the event's coordinators, Edie Rygh, said that the organization decided to take on the popular "Junque" trend as a fundraising event with items gathered by members. "With so many people who had access to old items it's a pretty reasonable financial venture for us," she said. They have collected old doors, windows, metal grates, etc. that have become popular in shabby chic decorating as well as items that have been redone with updated paint schemes, items such as four pane windows that have been Photo: Submitted repurposed, furniture pieces, and much, much more. Edie said that years ago they used to do a craft show, but homemade crafts have gone by the way- ide. "Everybody had a different taste for what they like." The event is designed to be a leisurely expe- rience. There is no admittance fee and there will be a wine bar and beverages available. Funds raised from the event will go toward EE.O. Chapter Q's philanthropic ventures. "We promote education for women and of course continued education for women," Edie said. EE.O., which is an international organization with invitational membership, has become known as a philanthropic educational organization. The Park River chapter raises funds by spon- soring the annual Tour of Homes each Decem- ber as well as teamin, g with Good Samaritan So- ciety during the summer to provide a meal in the park during the summer Farmers' Market season to be able to offer scholarship opportunities to area women. Regional Council Awards Funding to Thl00 Pl00j00ects GRAFTON, N.D. -- The Red River Regional Council (RRRC) awarded funding to three region- al projects at its Board of Directors meeting on April 16 in Grafton. The awards are as follows: * $13,185.84 of Red River Ri- parian Program funds to the City of Grafton as part of a debris re- moval project in the Park River within the city limits. This repre- sents 60% of the total project cost of $21,976.40. Matching funds will be contributed by the City and the State Water Commission. This project will remove debris in a three mile stretch of the Park Riv- er including 30 debris items and 60 trees. $150,000 of Red River Ri- parian Program funds to the Walsh County Water Resource District to support a debris removal project in the Park River. These ftmds would be matched with $i00,000 each RRRC Actions Cont. page 9 Pembina Co. fires draw responders See page 2 Legion Post 147 narnes rs See page 6 "You can't use up creativity. The more you use,00e more you have. Maya Angelou Late-Late Breaking News Seepage 5 PRA speech to head to state See page 7