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MIXED ADC 553 513 00-00-OO 46P 9T sMALL ToWN pAPERS **C005 217 W COTA ST SHELTON, WA 98584-2263 SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 135 ISSUE 46 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018 O Photos: Larry Bid The spring concert at Park River Area School was one that Iongfime music teacher Lorrie Hylden will not soon forget. This was her final concert before refiring. She has touched counfiess lives in her 38 years with the Park River District. In a surprise performance, cur- rentand former including femily mem- bers joined in song in recognition of the time and talent she has shared with the community throughout the years. Above: As a surprise to Lorrie Hylden many of her former students gathered for one tinal number. Lorde said itwas the best gilt she could have ever asked for. Bot- tom Left: Just one of the many moments Lor- riP was overcome by emotion. It was the last Park RiverElementary Spring concert for Lor- rie Hylden who is retiring after 38 years as the Park River Elementary music teacher. Bottom Right: Some of Lorrie and Joel Hylden's chil- dren took the stage as part of the last per- formance for their morn. Vanessa (Hylden) Lo- ken (L to R), Jocelyn Hylden, Bijah Hylden and Isaiah Hylden. ,i .~ o WASHINGTON -- Attending the weeklongthose issues. Delegates participated in roundtable National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C groups who researched issues such as teen health, was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for agriculture and juveniles. The groups developed Gretchen Brummond of Park River. presentations on their findings and then shared She was one of four North Dakota 4-H'ers the findings with key decision makers at vari- selected to participate in the recent conference, ous federal agencies throughout the Washing- The others were Mara Bornemann of Center, ton, D.C area. Teddy Mayer of Mott and Toby Zikmund of "I was able to meet and connect with 4-H'ers Pisek. fi'om all across the country, and even Canada and The conference is an event in which more than Puerto Rico," Brummond says. "We were in- 260 youth explore current issues affecting volved in roundtable discussions (texting and youth and the role 4-H can play in addressing driving, for example) and were able to present them to different agencies (Department of Transportation, for example). "This trip made me step out of my comfort zone and present my roundtable topic to pres- tigious adults," she adds. "It was very powerful to see that I could make an impact on a national level by presenting to the Senate Committee on Agriculture," Zikmund says. "The conference reinforced the idea that National 4-H Cont page 8 By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- In 2016, Jackie Ramsrud of Park Riv- er heard the call to spread the word of God through mission work in Alaska. To assist in the financial expense, the women of Victory Free Lutheran Church rallied around her by offering a luncheon fundrais- er. This year fellow church mem- ber Laurie Larson decided to go bigger by bringing women across the region together for an evening of faith, fellowship, food, family, Evening of Fellowship Cont. page 2 Graduation Keepsake Edition See insert What it means: Master Gardener See page 5 Music can change th world because it can change peopl Breaking News See page 5 Ague baseball takes region title See page 9