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Y 9, 2012 f THE PRESS Aggie ' Articles " News and Notes from Park River Public School VE goes Green Above: The students at the Valley/Edinburg School in Hoople got to show their Team Green Spirit recently. Through sales and donations, every student at the school was able to have a Team Green shirt, and everyone wore them to attend the Shrine Circus as a school event. Thanks to all who made it possible for us to attend the circus through ticket donations and for all of the Team Green support! Team Green is an effort to show support for Samuel Green of St. Thomas. Samuel, who was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of this year, celebrated his sixth birthday on March 21. (Photo:Submitted) J Seim places third in state poster contest VAI,I,EY-EI)INBUR(; SCHOOL Above: Amy Seim (center) is pictured with her teacher Sarah Thompson (right) and Joey Roberson-Kitzman (left) from the American Lung Association in ND. (Photo: Submitted) year's display occurred from Feb. 6 through Feb. 10, both on the department's website and also at libraries. During this time, the public was invited to vote for the 2012 Grand Champion Radon Poster Winner The Department of Heath visited all 19 par- ticipating classes and presented awards to 326 particip, Dqts from the poster contest. Students alsoi'eceived free radon test kits.and a paz;tii- pation prize. " " "' : The Depamnent of Health would like to con- gratulate Jericah and all the students, and thank the teachers and health professionals for their ef- forts to help promote awareness of radon in North Dakota. The selected State Radon Poster can be viewed On the Department of Health's website at (click on Radon Poster Contest). For more infomaation about radon, contact Justin Otto, North Dakota Department of Health, at 701.328.5188, or by e-mail at PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The 2012 North Dakota State Radon Poster Contest winner is Jericah from Sunrise Elementary School lo- cated in Bismarck. Amy Seim of Park River took third. Each year the North Dakota Department of Health invites fifth graders from around the state to participate in tl3e radon,poster contest. The classes that participate receive educational" information on radon and its health effects from their teacher or from representatives of their lo- cal public health unit. The students create a poster depicting one of the following topics: What is radon? Where is radon found? Health effects of radon How to test for radon What can be done about radon? After the posters are submitted to the De- partment of Health, the department picks the top three from each participating class. These top three posters are then placed on display. This PAGE 7 Highlights from the secretary's desk By Lois Solseng I'm usually the last one to write an article from the school and, obviously, it is that time of year again. I always struggle with what to write because I'm not a teacher so I'm not doing something special in class or doing a certain assignment, etc. I guess you could say that I have the best of both worlds. I get to deal with adults & children during the school day. So let me share with you some of my highlights of the school year. 1) I got a glimpse of the Super Apple Man! (Yes, that really was his name! He even used it when he called on the phone. Although he wasn't dressed as an apple - that would be the Fruit of the Loom guy). He was here to help with our RTI-B program. The program we have implemented regarding behavior! I wasn't in the elementary gym but it was loud! 2) I got dogged in our "Ugly Christmas Sweater" staffcontest. I thought I had it in the bag until I saw Miss Lothspeich's sweater. There was no contest. I had to concede defeat! Her sweater was pretty ugly! 3) I clucked like a chicken when I was asked to be in the kindergarten rock concert! Of course, I didn't know I was going to be the chicken! Even my son didn't know it was me when I made a surprise visit to his Math IV class. Deep down I know he thought I was pretty cool! 4) To celebrate Reading Month, the FM Redhawk Mascot paid us a visit! I was wishing I still had nay chicken suit! They really got the kids pmnped up. It was fun to see! Of course, not quite as fun as seeing Mr. Moe lose to Miss Boese in the race they had them do. He claims otherwise but I saw it with my own two eyes! 5) Rapunzel, also, showed up at school during Reading Month! Yes, it was me! But I had a long brown braid instead of a blonde one. A person still needs to have a sense of fashion regardless of the situation. I was in good company. Some of the other characters were: Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Thing 1 & Thing 2, Pippi Longstockings, Laura & Mary Ingalls, and The Cat in the Hat. 6) In a few more days, we will have at least 2 ducklings hatch! There is always excitement in the kindergarten room when the time draws near. They do it every year and it is still thrilling! I got to take them home last year and babysit them over the weekend. I can't say I was hurt to see them go! They are messy! 7) The final highlight of my year is coming up. I no longer have to attend Play Day! Although these are special events, every day is a highlight! You never know what will happen during the day. It is a pleasure working with the students, the parents and the sta I hope you all have a wonderful summer and 1"11 see you in the falH Editor " Note. Solseng is the secltan, for Park River Elemeniao: Third quarter honor roll Students with an Students with a "B" Laura Hinkel "A" average were: average were: Zachary Kringstad Seniors Seniors Austin Markel -"'BI'!)O "'" ........ . : ChelieArerson ........... ' ghavna pJidps ghg s&d Ra$1' - ' eina Brathdi' Joshua Ulvog Juniors Andrew Evenson Sophomores Kadee Gullickson .............. Ashley Reilly Sophomores Morgan Ellingson Courtney Estad Hayley Fingarson Selena Hobbs Abbie Sondeland Freshmen Alex Iverson Rebecca Klose Kilen Flanagan Christina Gullickson Jennivene Hinkel Jacob Holm Alex Holt Ryan Iverson Brandon Kartes Blake Laxdal Ashley MacDonald Juniors Haley Braathen Karisa Eddington Joshua Holm Jordan Laxdal Kristan Lorenzen Kristian Myrdal Sarah Olson Aaron Sondeland Freshmen Alexandra Braathen Kristy Estad Jackalyn McCollum Eli Olson City of Park River Aqlvertisment for Bids ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Park River, North Dakota, will receive sealed bids prior to 2:00 PM, CDT, June 5, 2012, at the City Auditor's Office, 514 Briggs Ave S., Park River, ND, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened by City Auditor for tabulation and will be presented on June 11,2012 to the Park River City Council for their determination. Bids are for East Feeder Conversion. The project includes providing labor and equipment to install Owner-furnished overhead and underground electrical distribution system material within the City of Park River, North Dakota. The major functions to be performed under this contract are as follows: 1. Replacing 4 kV protective equipment with 12 kV protective equipment (arrestors, cutouts and insulators) on energized lines. 2 Replacing 4 kV overhead transformers with 12 kV transformers on energized lines. 3. Installing step-up transformer with risers. 4. Boring 1,100 feet for underground conductor. 5. Installation of a junction cabinet and pad-mounted transformers. 6. Providing labor and equipment to assist the City with the voltage conversion The Plans and Specifications, together with all necessary forms and documents for Bidders, may be obtained from the Engineer, KBM, Inc., 405 Bruce Ave., Suite 200, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201, (701)772-7156, ext. 248, upon payment of Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00), not refundable, for each copy. The Plans and Specifications may be examined at the offices of the Owner or Engineer. No bid will be considered unless sealed, filed with the City Auditor and accompanied by a bid bond payable to the Owner in an amount equal to five Public Notices percent (5%) of the maximum base bid price. The successful bidder shall be required to furnish performance and payment bonds, each in triplicate, equal to 100 percent of the contract amount. The successful bidder shall also be required to furnish a certificate of insurance, in triplicate, indicating the coverage specified in the Contract Documents. A Bid shall be submitted no later than the date and time prescribed and at the place indicated in the Advertisement for Bid and shall be enclosed in an opaque sealed envelope plainly marked with the Project title, the name and address of Bidder, and shall be accompanied by the contractor's license and bid security. Proposals shall be filled in with ink or typewritten. No alterations or interlineations will be permitted, unless made before submission, and initialed and dated. If a Bid is sent by mail or other delivery system, the sealed envelopes containing the Bid and the contractor's license and bid security shall be enclosed in a separate envelope plainly marked on the outside with the notation "SEALED BID ENCLOSED." A mailed Bid shall be addressed to the Park River Municipal Utilities. As per the ND Century Code 48-01.2- 05 #4, "That each bid must be accompanied by a separate envelope containing the contractor's license and bid security. The bid security must be in a sum equal to five percent of the full amount of the bid and must be in the form of a bidder's bond. A bidder's bond must be executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principal's bid is accepted and the contract awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten clays after notice of the award, shall execute a contract in accordance with the terms of the bid and the bid bond and any condition of the governing body. A countersignature of a bid bond is not required under this section. If a successful bidder does not execute a contract within the ten days allowed, the bidder's bond must be forfeited to the governing body and the project awarded to the next lowest responsible bidder." No bids will be read or considered which do not fully comply with the North Dakota bond and license requirements. In compliance with Section 43-07-12 of the North Dakota Century Code, each contractor submitting a bid must have a copy of his North Dakota contractor's license, issued by the Secretary of State enclosed in the bid bond envelope; must be licensed for the highest amount of the bid; and such license must have been in effect at least 10 days prior to the bid opening. A bid submitted without this information properly enclosed in the bid bond envelope may not be read nor considered and must be returned to the bidder. The Owner reserves the right to hold all bids for a period of forty-five (45) days after the day fixed for the opening thereof, and to reject any or all bids and waive minor irregularities or minor errors in any Proposal, if it appears to the Owner that such irregularities or errors were made through inadvertence. Any such irregularities or errors so waived must be corrected on the proposal in which they occur prior to the execution of any Contract that may be awarded thereon. In estimating the least cost to the Owner as one of the factors in deciding the award of the Contract, the Owner will consider, in addition to the bid prices, the experience and responsibility of the Bidder. Dated this 5th day of May, 2012 City of Park River PO Box C Park River, ND 58270 By: Tom Larson Title: City Auditor (May 9,16, 23, 2012) Connor Hodek and Emma and Trey Almen (pictured with their mom, Heather) were the winners of bikes at the Sunshine Kids Center Egg Hunt at the Easter Carnival on April 7. Gold Sponsors Praire Appraisal Service Larson Beneda Dental Office Hankey Seed Co. Grafton Drug. Valley Sprayers Inc Brandon & Richard Larson Ye Olde Medicine Center First United Bank. Silver Sponsors Heartland Eye Care Tollefson Funeral Home Gramma Jo's Kitchen Leon's Building Ctr Farmers Union Insurance. Northern Aircraft Service Main Hair Care Ltd. Northern Plains Railroad Polar Communications Bronze Sponsors Northdale Oil Dundee Mutual Ins. Co. First United Insurance Agency Hall Currie Lawyers Dahlen Plumbing & Heating Ag Country Farm Credit Services Jims Super Valu Samson Electric. First Care Health Center East Side Garage Jim's Auto Body Prize Sponsors Ye Olde Medicine Center Dairy Queen Wayne's Variety Gate City Bank Park River Implement Prairie Ag Service North Star Coop ...... : ,,, , ,a:P[umb,in.,g ..... wieier Construction Lance