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T ~,,} v.-I -~ r',tr~ U,lkO t~. taO t F-.t.gZ u"l l~ t"q tl'~ SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 134 ISSUE 46 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017 ? ~:, 5 ii /: . ,:=~ Right: This farmer just east of Park River kicks up a cloud of dust while doing field work. Left: This TerraGator custom applicator found the need to be pulled out of a field west of Grafton. The Grafton area is be- hind the westem part of the county in planting because of the dose to 50 inches of rain received last year. These pictures were taken on the same day, ten minutes later and 10 miles apart. The west escaped much of the rain dumped on the Grafton area last summer and fall. Photos: Larry Bid PARK RIVER, N.D. -- A pan- cake breakfast will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at St. Mary's Church in Park River to benefit the mission of St. Raymond's School in South- em India. Serving Kindergarten through 10th Grade, the school serves 850 students and employees a staff of 50. The school is operated under the Navarooph Society with Fr. Prasad Mameni, current pastor St John Nepomuncene in Pisek, as the director. The purpose of the society is to serve rural villages with meager in- come for education, health and self-employment for around 35 The school is operalx under the Nava- rooph Society Fr. Prasacl Mameni, current St John Nepomuncene in Pisek, as the director. farming villages in South India. sorships from around world. The society began in 2004 to give The society has also organized educational opportunities to chil- health awareness camps, and self- dren of these villages and merge employment training for rural them into the mainstream of soci- farmers. The society supports ru- ety. ral farmers due to the difficulties The society also works to help and challenges they face. them feel they are equally inde- In recent years many farmers pendent, respectable and useful, have committed suicide due to in- and eventually help them earn adequate income from their small self-sustaining income. This goal holding of land and as they are not is made possible through spon- skillfully trained to work in other sectors. The long term help to these families is to educate their children and bring about a change for the next generation. The society still has many chil- dren needing support for educa- tion. For $250 a year, you can help a child pay tuition, buy books and sponsor food/housing. Your spon- sorship brings huge difference to the life of a beneficiary child. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. The pancake breakfast is host- ed by the Knights of Columbus Council 5505. To join or volunteer please contact Greg Bauer at 284-6058. PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The ad- Preference is given to capital im- visory board has announced that provement projects rather than the Park River Community Foun- programming, travel, or operating dation is accepting applications for support. eligible community projects. The Distribution of funds is deter- amount available for distribution mined by an advisory board ot this year is $16,662. eight members composed of the The Park River Community Mayor, designees from Senioz Foundation was formed in 1984 Citizens, the MinisterialAssocia- through the generous contribu- tion, Community Club, and Firs! tions of its founders. The fund, United Bank Board. These five which started with $30,000, has members select three at large grown to $503,940 today. Eam- members. ings from the fund are distributed each year for the betterment and PRCF support of community and chari- table activities within the city.Corl poge 3 See page 2 See page 5 6 is not the filling pail, but the lighting fire ' Grafton adds to pageant program See page 3 2017 Graduation Keepsake Edition See Insert