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MAY 16, 2012 THE PRESS PAGE 3 Park River's L F ......... IIR K,R Iv ecreation PARKS AND REC REPORT BY TODD KJELLAND NOW Showing: __+ Full summer schedule Iron Man, Capitan America, Hulk, Thor, and othem team up in this superhero film, based on the Marvel comic books, to battle evil. kimE 18- salwmy, law 1J, The first five people in the door will receive free popcorn! Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: Rb'r/REME/W" OPEN /-/oust, PJuu R0v00R A Retirement Open House for David Beckman, Edie Rygh and Maribeth Anderson will be held on Wednesday, May 16th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the PRHS Alumni Room at the Park River School. Spring is the renewal of minds, bodies and nature. It is also the time for summer preparation. The planning of all the fun summer activities is upon us. Here are a few of the options PRPR have planned for this year. We are opening our summer season with a USTA (United States Tennis Association) Block Party on May 22nd. Activities will start at 5:30p with a Playground FUN(d) Feed. The instructional Tennis Block Party will begin at 6:30p for ages 6-18. Prizes ofT-Shirts, racquets and other tennis related items will be given away. Register online at Signups for Summer League Sand Volleyball will also be held this night. On June 11-13 PRPR and PRHS will host a Youth Basketball Camp for kids in grades 1-6 (2012/2013 school year) This will be held at Park River ttigh School. Proceeds from the camp will go towards the Park River Pool. The Minnesota Twins "Play, Ball" Youth Baseball Camp will be held in Park River on June 16 for boys and girls ages 6-16. No registration required for the camp. Following the camp, there will be a local competition of Hitting, Running, Pitching and Bunting followed by a Babe Ruth and Cal Ripkin game between Park River and teams to be announced. Concessions will be available with proceeds going towards the youth baseball / softball programs. July 4th we will be having our second almual Red, White and Blue Sand Volleyball Tournament in the Little Park. 4on 4 co-ed teams are invited to compete for cash prizes. Register online at The month of July also plays host to The Park River Gymnastics Summer Acro Camp. The Camp is for ages 4 - 17, The dates are July 23- 26 and will be held at PRHS. Registration information can be found online at A Youth soccer camp will be held this summer as well. Dates are to be determined. Watch for details for this and all PR Parks and Rec activities at Reach Kjelland at - 70l 284 6005 or prpark' BECOME A SPOTLIGHT SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH! CALL THE PRESS 284-6333 TooA'/ COUNTY SS Park River PO Box 49 284-6333 f  Park River i Implement 284-6316 FllRSTUNITED Sank&lnsurmce Park River ~ 284-7244 Michigan ~ 259-2112 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 , k \\; 110 4th St. E Park River 284-7221 Mayme Lukes 90th Birthday Mayme Lukes will celebrate er 90th birthday on May 19th. She and husband Charlie originally farmed near Lankin, ND until 1963 when they retired from farming and moved to Grand Forks to start Town and Country Realty. This was also the start of a 30 year career for Mayme as a retail catalog specialist with Sears. They retired in 1985 and moved to SE MN near Oronoco, and built their present home in Zumbrota in 1995. Mayme is an active member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Zumbrota and will be married to Charlie for 68 years on May 31st. They have 2 sons ( Alan in Bismarck and Frank in Rochester), 1 grandaughter (Susie) and 1 grandson (Charlie), 3 great grandaughters and 3 great grandsons. Her favorite hobby is gardening at their Zumbrota home, 225 East 13th St., 55992. Birthday greetings can be mailed to this address. Invest in our parks, otw fixture By Nic Beneda A quality parks and recreation program is important to the success of our community and is an asset that attracts new residents to our city. In the past several years the Park River park board has seen a large amount of growth in the number of youthprogranas we offer, and the number ofchil&en who participate in those programs. The park board currently administers baseball, baseball concessions, softball, Pop Warner football, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, soccer, tennis and swirmning lessons. We operate the pool, mow and maintain five parks, the baseball diamonds, and mow along the bike path. Our future goals include an outdoor hockey and skating rink, a new pool and additional baseball fields. We also hope to improve accessibility to the river, as well as develop the parks near the river and update our play equipment. This past year we have had several hundred youth participate in our programs and have offered thousands of hours of activities to children in our town and surrounding areas. Increased participation has increased the cost to run these prog-rans. Our goal is to run qual- ity programs, while keeping fees low so all youth of our conmmnity can participate. In recent years we have had to raise enrollment fees. We feel our fees are at a level where any more large increases will be a bur- den to lower income families, discouraging them from participating. In order to make these programs accessible and successful, we must have other sources of income. It has been several decades since the park board has asked for a mill levy increase. Since that time minimum wage has increased greatly, fuel prices and maintenance costs have risen and park equipment has deteriorated. There is a large need for capital improvement in our parks, our pool is approaching 50 years old and is nearing the end of its useable life, and there will soon be a need for additional baseball fields. The future growth and continued development of our parks and recre- ational programs depends heavily on additional funding. The Park River park board currently receives approximately 20 mills from the general fund. The board is asking voters for the futnre abil- ity to increase the general mills to 35. An increase of I mill will cost the home owner $2.25 per $50,000 of home value. This will give us the needed funding to meet our rising costs and allow us to begin im- proving our existing facilities The board asks for your continued support in the future. Please know that all decisions are being made with the benefit of the youth of Park River in mind. Let's take pride in our parks, they represent our community and reflect the investment we have made in our children and ourselves. Remember. our parks belong to all of us. Editor's" NoW: Beneda, J?om Park River, N.D., is the president of the Park River Park District. 00ele00rafl'n 8 90 00ears Margaret Gutterud Margaret Gutterud of Park River, ND will celebrate her 90th Birth- day with an Open House on May 19th, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. All family and friends are invited to at- tend the event at "Kens- ington Place", 915 Park St./Highway 17 in Park River. greetings of love, friendship, and special memories shared are the only gifts desired. JOB OPENING: ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR/RECRUITER Jim's Super Valu 284-6433 101 3rd St. W ParkRiver For all your dinner needs! m liillllllllllllillil llm l I , Advertise in The Press today ] I I I I I l I i alibi Illlll llllllll 1 llllllllll Ill SO" HOTEL PAII6E Full time, benefited position at Dakota College at Bottineau (ND) This position involves enrollment management activities that support the marketing and recruiting of prospective students and the academic counseling, advising and retention of enrolled students. Periods of travel are an integral component of this position. Responsibilities also include the management of databases and student information systems. Bachelor's degree, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proficiency in Microsoft and desktop publishing software required. DCB is an equal opportunity employer For more details and application instruc- tions, please visit: we're rowg a swinging bash in Your MEET A SPECIAL MYSTERY GUEST NOTICE REGARDING OPEN BURNING Open burning is banned by Ordinance within the Park River city limits. Recreational burn pits will be guardedly allowed observing the following rules: Use of commercial burn pits with screen & cover t( extinguish flame is preferred. Burn dry hardwood only. No paper, cardboard, grass, leaves, or other garbage. - l . Care must be observed as to winddirection and velocity so as not to endanger the safety or property of others or the peaceful enjoyment of their property. Fire pit shall not to be left unattended while fire is present. Fire pit shall be completely extinguished at a reasonable hour. Walsh County Sheriff's Dept. will monitor "fire pit" use and cite violations. By order of PARK RIVER CITY COUNCIL