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S! 1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 43 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014 Saturday, April 26, the Edin- burg General Store held a celebration for the history books during its Annual Cus- tomer Appreci- ation Day when owner, Bernice Flanagan had a lot to celebrate. Right: Walsh County Histori- cal Society Preservation Commission President Low- ell Bylin pres- ents Bernice Flanagan with a plaque signi- tying the Edin- burg General Store is listed on the National Register of His- toric Places. To Bernice's left is Board member Jon McMillan and Bernice's sons Joe and James. For more photos from the event turn to page 11. Photos: Larry Biri GRAFTON, N.D --As a reminder of the dangerous and temperamental nature of North Dakota weather, the Walsh County Board of Commis- sioners has named the week of April 28- May 2, 2014, as "Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week" in Walsh County On April 22 they issued the following proclamation signed by Chairman Ernie Barta: WHEREAS, emergency pre- paredness is s function of gov- ernment dependent upon the leadership of elected officials and efforts of many dedicated volunteers and public employ- ees; and WHEREAS, the potential exists for personal hardship, loss of life, and property loss- es from the effects of severe summer weather; and WHEREAS, outdoor activ- ity by our citizens increases sig- nificantly during the summer months, requiring people and officials to be especially cog- nizant of the potential dangers D tornado warning warning to take GRAFTON, N.D. Warnex 14 is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30, and will originate from the National Weather Service sometime between 11 am and noon. The warning message will be a simulated tornado warn- ing. "Once the Grafton Area Warning Point (Walsh Coun- ty Communication Center) is notified, we will initiate our County Alert & Warning An- nex and disseminate the in- formation through our notifi- cation procedures," said Brent Nelson, Walsh County Emer- gency Manager This is only an exercise! Please contact Walsh Coun- ty Emergency Management, if you have any questions re- garding this test. of severe weather and the ap- propriate protective actions; and WHEREAS, government or- ganizations, volunteer agen- cies, the media, and business and industry are attempting to inform and educate the public on summer safety; and WHEREAS, personal and public safety can be enhanced by understanding and aware- ness of dangers inherent to summer weather and increased outdoor activity: I, Ernie Barta, Chairman, Walsh County Commission- ers, do hereby proclaim April 28- May 2, 2014, as "Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week" in Walsh County Executed this 22nd day of April 2014 PARK RIVER, ND. -- The advisory board has announced that the Park River Communi- ty Foundation is accepting ap- plications for eligible commu- nity projects. The amount available for distribution this year is $14,000. The Park River Community Foundation was formed in 1984 through the generous contri- butions of its founders The fund, which started with $36,000, has grown to PARK RIVER, N.D. -- From January through March, Gate City Bank donated more than $173,000 to organizations across North Dakota and west- ern Minnesota as part of its on- going commitment to support local communities and causes. $360,053 today. Earnings from the fund are distributed each year for the betterment and support of community and char- itable activities within the city. Preference is given to capital improvement projects rather than programming, travel, or operating support. Distribution of funds is de- termined by an advisory board of eight members composed of the Mayor, designees from Sen- ior Citizens, the Ministerial The following Park River organizations received dona- tions: HS After Prom Party Lyric Theatre Park River Parks and Rec Park River Volunteer Fire Dept Association, Community Club, and First United Bank Board. These five members select three at large members. Last year a $3,000 grant was awarded to the City of Park River toward the kitchen re- modeling project at the Le- gion Coliseum; $500 to First Care Health Center for the PRCF Grants C,o, n IL, lp, a,g e 6 Gate City Bank also made donations to regional organi- zations including the Boy Scouts of America Northern Lights Council, Make-A-Wish Foundation, ND Alzheimer's Association, Special Olympics, United Way and YMCA. Senior piano recital See pa2KeJ PR native wins design competition See pa , e 7 IL k~" " We dhl,aqp, e ,o,lunr build[,'bnl s; themafl te , oluur lb,uildibnF s shalpe ua,"' Winston Churchill Gift of comfort: O.uilt donation See page, 6 Valley-Edlnburg does prom See l?a e Jl2