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ISSUE NUMBER 44 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA SINGLE COPY $1.00 Racingto the finish With the 2010 to '11 school year coming to a close this month, Park River Elementary held its annual Play Day May 6. Top left: Peyton Schroeder and Hudson Nelson hop along during the sack race at the annual Park River Elementary Play Day. Middle left: Joey Kram runs back to te pail with his cup of water during one of the races at Play Day. Bottom left: Zachary Staven blows bubbles at one of the nursery rhyme themed stations at Park River's Elementary School Play Day Right: Jenna Zavalney participated in the long jump at the annual Park River Play Day. .) Press awarded honors at state newspaper convention GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Walsh County Press received four awards at the North Dakrta Newspaper Association convention held on May 6 in Grand Forks. In the category of newspapers with a circulation of 1,001-1,999 the Press was awarded honors in advertising, writing, and layout. Allison Olimb accepted first place in the category Personal Column - Serious for her column primed in the Nov. 10 issue of the Press regarding teen bullying. She also was awarded second place in ad design for Promotion of the Newspaper- Advertising and third place in the headline writing category for the headline "What the Zumba?!". Katrina Hodny and Allison Olimb were both recognized with an honorable mention in the category of Front Page Design Excellence. This is the second year that the Press has competed in the Better Newspaper Contest. Last year, Olimb was awarded first place in reporting and ad design for promotion of newspaper readership, Hodny received third place for Sports Page Layout and the Press received Honorable Mention for Overall Design. The North Dakota Newspaper Association was founded in 1885 and acts on behalf of all of North Dakota's 80 weekly and 10.daily newspapers. NDNA is governed by an nine-member Board of Directors elected by member newspapers. A structure of committees, whose members are volunteers, make recommendations to the Board of Directors. The 2012 convention will be held May 3-4 at the Airport International Inn in Williston. DUI Task Force shows favorable results GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- People were out in force this past weekend enjoying the beautiful weather. Also out if force, in a unified Effort to keep our roadways safe, was the Northeastern North Dakota DUI Task Force consisting of law enforcement agencies from Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina; and Walsh Counties. The DUI Task Force participated in a May 7 checkpoint in Grand Forks County and region-wide saturation patrols May 6 and 7. They made 15 driving under the influence arrests and several other significant arrests. In addition, the task force reported one driver had Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.312 percent. "We want people to have a good time but we also want everyone to be safe." replied Bill Vasicek from the Community Traffic Safety Program, "The goal of the task force is to save lives." The task force began on October 1, 2010 in order to take significant steps towards reducing alcohol-related crashes and fatalities across the state. Close to 90 percent of all law enforcement agencies currently participate in the DUI Task Force across North Dakota. This program is intended to save lives by reducing alcohol-related fatalities and car crashes. By working together to create high visibility enforcement, early results show a positive impact on deterring motorists from drinking and driving. 00lhariha00 dhe 00,00eakh Area gardeners to gain a fresh marketplace By Allison Oiimb hospital wellness grant, which of The Press ...... PARK RIVER, N.D. -- This summer Park River is joining the locovore movement. Britt Jacobson, Ruth Jelinek, and Extension Agent Brad Brummond, are working on bringing local foods to the people through a weekly farmer's market. A public meeting was held May 3 to see what interest was m the community. A combination of fifteen local growers and eaters joined in on the conversation. "We've always had an information farmer's market," Brummond said referring to the lot on Highway 17 where some growers sell when can. This; he added, is an attempt to formalize the farmer's market, offering consumers regular hours and more local vendors. Brummond said what he means by local would be ve.ndors from a three to four county area. The steering committee began working on the concept a couple months ago. Brummond is bringing his expertise with extension to the project. Jacobson joined the team as an interested party and a proponent for local foods. Jelinek got involved in part because of her work with the has a goal to be able to decrease: obesity..jn the area. She also decided to get invOlved because she is the president of the Park River Community Club and wants the farmer's market to turn into a destination event. According to the suggested rules and guidelines that the committee came up with, items sold at the market will be limited to locally produced fruits and vegetables, baked goods and canned goods that meet state health codes. Crafts made by local craftsmen also will be allowed. Meats are prohibited. One item that was brought up at the meeting was whether eggs were permissible. Jacobson said that she would look into if it would be a problem. The majority of those at the Tuesday meeting said they have vegetable gardens and some fruit, which produce more than they can eat, that they would like to share. 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