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e,~ D.. I.kl tt') Oq ~el . ua ~ el U30~ // SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 134 ISSUE 44 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017 O Park, River Area Elementary hosts invention convention By Kelli Johnson PARK RIVER, N.D. -- On Friday, April 28th, the Park Riv- er Area Elementary first graders in- vited other classes, parents, and grandparents to come and Check out their inventions at an Invention Convention Open House. Yes, we have some very creative and clever inventors right here in Park Riv- er! For the past few weeks the first graders were reading and studying about inventors, their inventions, how inventions make our lives better, and how original inventions have been improved. The kiddos were excited to read about and study inventors like" Thomas Edison, Alexander Gra- ham Bell, the Wright Brothers, Ben Franklin, and Garrett Morgan to name just a few. The kiddos Inventors Cont page 6 $ 7-- ~,~ ~.~9 Photos: Larry Bid Right: Eli Beneda, son of Jodi and Abe Beneda, shows his invention, the Pringle Elevator, a unique way to get the pringles out of the can. Above: Isabella Swartz impresses her family members with her invention a Super Step. Family members are (l-r) Elaine Swarlz (grandma), Mike Swartz (dad) Denise Bata (aunt) and Jennie Swartz (mother) By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- In 2011 Park Riv- er began what would be know as the Park Riv- er Farmer's Market. A small committee worked to offer Thursday nights in the Little Park that would provide a chance for people to sell and purchase garden produce, baked goods, crafts, and socialize at weekly fundraiser meals. Through the years the committee dwindled leaving only the NDSU Extension Service of Walsh County, located in Park River, working to coordinate the event. Last year, Walsh Cotmty Family Consumer Science Agent Jamie Medbery approached the Park River Community Club to notify them that it would be the last year that Extension would manage the farmers market, as she would like to transition the responsibility to another group. "J really didn't want it to end," Medbery said. She said that this job did not fit the role of Extension and when the Community Club The market will be held in the Little Park in Park River onThursday evenings June 15-Aug. 31 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.with a bell signaling the start of sales. stepped up to the task, it was a good match, market vendors to get the word out about the Medbery added that the Extension Office is al- transition. She asked all interested parties to ways happy to be used as a resource for the contact her for a vendor packet, which includes market and its vendors, a market registration form, rules and guidelines, "I think it's a bet.ter fit for the Community and health and safety codes, as they have to Club," Medbery said explaining that they stick to state regulations. Information also is have a wide base of members to help with the available at Gate City Bank and the Park Riv- different aspects of the event, er City Office. Community Club members Lara Carlson of In addition to the market itself, Miller said the Good Samaritan Society and Ashleigh that they really hope to make this more of an Miller of Grafton/Park River Chiropractic event. With Park River Community Club of- have stepped up as market coordinators. Carl- feting the first market meal and many return- son is handling the organization of the week- ing organization stepping up to serve meals ly summer event set to start on June 15. Miller is coordinating the market's social me- Farmers Market dia presence. Carlson sent out postcards to previous Collt. page 6 I/ . .f/:'" .#. ,,. . ~v p s # y... GRAFTON, N.D. -- Kristie Wolff of the ND American Lung Association was in Grafton on April 18, 2018 educating students and adults on the dangers of e-cig- arettes. She gave a presentation to Grafton 5th, 6th and some 9th graders plus had a booth set up at the Grafton School health fair. According to a recent Surgeon General's report, e-cigarette use among youth and young adults is a public health concem because the use of products containing nicotine in any form among youth is unsafe. Many e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive. A recent e-cigarette study published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing de- termined that over half (51%) of 't'~' / 7 1 t tQ ^ i the labels on e-liquids did not ac- curately reflect the levels of nico- tine found in the products. So even if a product label states thal it has no nicotine, the statement may not be accurate. The brain is the last organ in the human body to develop fully. Brain development continues un- til the early to mid-20s. Nicotine exposure during periods of sig- nificant brain development, such as adolescence, can disrupt the growth of brain circuits that con- trol attention, learning, and sus- ceptibility to addiction. The effects Cont page 6 See page 2 See page 5 imagination and junl ' Knights of Columbus aid Pisek See page 2 Valley-Edinburg honor roll See page 7