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ISSUE NUMBER 44 .,i PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA Pae 8 WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 201 2 It's all fun and games... PR does Play Day Right: Park River Elementary School held their annual Play Day events on Friday, May 4. Races, relays, obstical events, long jump and more were all a part of the final days of school fun day. Minnow races were a big hit with the kids at play day. Faith Vasicek (I-r) Cassandra Richardson, Hudson Nelson and Dyl For more photos of the games turn to Page 12. q0he yeast of dhe veteran Park River School to hold dedication for tribute, shrine By Allison Olimb 4 The. dedi.catlon ceremony of the Veterans. Wall of Honor and the reedom of The Press Shrtne wtll tnvotve students and communtty members. The event also will PARK RIVER, N.D. -- What started as a small project has ex- include a special recognttlon of the Rtchard Orsund famtly." the Freedom Shrine, which includes a number of historical documents, as well as update the Wall of Honor be- fore his year was through. He addressed the Legion members with the idea early in the year and asked for their help. From then until now, the number of veterans on the wall has jumped dramatically. . "When I came in the building there were 24 pictures on the wall," he said. The legion members have set a cri- teria for the wall to include service men and women who have either graduated from the Walsh County Agricultural School or Park River School or those who have been or are a member of the Park River or Pisek American Legion. The total number of veterans on the wall has surpassed 80. It got to the point where the wall could no longer handle the number of men and women being submitted, so the Lehman introduced the idea of having a digital display. The display includes a continuous slideshow that features the veterans and their service history. It includes those who have since passed right up to those who are still serving. "This is history," Lehman said. The dedication ceremony of the Veterans Wall of Honor and the Free- dom Shrine will involve students and community members. The event also will include a special recognition of the Richard Orsund family. Orsund was killed in action in 1968. Both the Veteran's Wall of Honor and the Freedom Shrine were made possible through donations from throughout the community. "It's a nice way to end the year," Lehman said. "It's been the year of the veteran." ploded into a living tribute for area veterans. Park River School will be hosting a dedication ceremony for their revamped Wall of Honor and newly established Freedom Shrine at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15. When Park River High School In- terim Principal James Lehman began his year at Park River he said that he immediately noticed the school's Wall of Honor and was impressed wjth the idea. He wanted to bring in FCHC seeks input about area health needs PARK RIVER, N.D. -- In an effort to gauge the overall health needs of the community, First Care Health Center (FCHC) will survey area residents during an approximately three-week period starting May 14, 2012. Results of the survey will provide guidance to First Care Health Center on better ways to address health care needs. The survey is part of a community health needs assessment initiated by First Care Health Center. FCHC is receiving assistance in conducting the assessment from the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. First Care Health Center strongly encourages all area resi- dents to participate in the survey. Surveys will be distributed to area residents through various channels, including through members of a Community Group convened by FCHC as part of the community health needs assessment process, service clubs, stores, churches, and other public venues. Residents may access an interactive, online version of the survey at www.survey- Additionally, written copies are available by calling First Care Health Center at 701.284.4538 or 701.284.4589. All survey responses are anonymous, and there is no way to track responses back to individuals. To help ensure anonymity, survey responses are returned to the Center for Rural Health; a postage-paid return envelope is included with each written survey. The survey will allow First Care Health Center to learn of the community's awareness of local health care services being pro- vided, hear suggestions and help identify any gaps in current and future services, and determine preferences for using local health care versus traveling to other facilities. In addition to spe- cific questions, the survey also seeks general, open-ended input from residents about the community's health needs and the FCHC Oo,r., 1p, ag,,_s Adams-Edmore blood drive set for May 10 EDMORE, N.D. -- The days are getting longer and spring is popping out all over. With the nice weather comes, yard work, fishing, farming and graduations. These great spring activities keep people busy--- too busy, sometimes, to donate blood. It takes 1500 blood donations every week in North Dakota to meet our own hospital patients' needs; these patients are your neighbors and friends who are eager to return to their families as soon as pos- sible. To make sure there's a de- pendable blood supply locally, the Adams-Edmore High School Student Council is sponsoring a blood drive being held from 10 AM to 3 PM on Thursday, May 10th at the AEHS Gymnasium. To sched- ule your"lifesaving" blood do- nations please call AEHS at 664-2282 give a neighbor or Blood Drive Con, page, 3 Memorials qee pa,ge e Area Voices See pa,',e' 5 "Clhildh00en n,e, ed the tfire, edom ,rod tibon00e to plb00. ]Play iis not ,. ,, t a lau00.,00uury. Play a ne00ess00uty. Kay Redfield Jamison Dell does dumplings Se'e' pa,,e' 5 Team Green