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PAGE 2 THE PRESS N ,Y 29, 2013 L Photos: Larry Biri Top: Grafton dike walkers Aaron Johnson (I-r) Jason Doak and Adam Schnellbach look over a heavily flooded park. Left: Grafton Policeman Alex Droske checks the Park River water level from the Highway 81 bddge Wednesday night, The river reading was 16.13 feet, The level crested the next morning at 16,35 making it the second highest level ever in Grafton. The river reading was 16.52 feet in 1950. Right: A fireman's fire gear hangs on a tree to dry in Crystal and boots dry on the sand bags in the background, Firefighters and volunteers worked all night to save the town of Crystal from one of the town's worst floods. ]r~]rTJ~r~r~,r~ r, rJ~'~iAr ri~m-lr~ 7 PARK RIVER, N.D. It's that 3 seconds someone in the United time of year again, to break out the States needs blood. Two-thirds of suntan oil! A time to get away on men and women age 16 and over are the weekends and spend some time eligible to donate, yet fewer than 5 at the lakes; and, unfortunately, a percent of these healthy adults take time to start mowing the lawn once time to give blood. again. Anyone who is in good health, Along with all of the activities weighs at least 110 pounds, and has that summer rings, it also brings a need for blood. Summer is tradi- not donated in the last 56 days (8 tionally a difficult time of year for weeks) is eligible to donate blood. recruiting blood donors, due to the So, make a difference this sum- fact that many people are on vaca- mer by donating blood at Park Riv- tion and spending their time with ac- er's next blood drive on Thursday, tivities they have waited for all June 6 flom 8:00 am to 12:15pmat year. the Park River American Legion. Unfortunately, the need for blood CallLoisat 701-284-7443 tosched- never takes a vacation. In fact, every ule an appointment. air lowlands, which would include the city of be evacuated during the . . ,, hal Cavalier. It is "full to the absolute bnm, homes did sustain damage from the river as mple said ...... wel! as seep#ge t'r0m the saturated ground. He said that the mayor is taking the advice Unlike Cavalier and43rafton who still, at Dal- of the,National, Guard and the. water, etagi-., thisJ opim, ycere fightingithe water backl flood fight. Several Red Cross, Salvation Army, or Lutheran Dis- neers and would allow citizens to return when rymple said that the next step in Crystal is to it was deemed safe. He said that though it document the damage. He said to take as looked like the situationwas starting to turn a many pictures of the damage as possible and, corner from that first night when the city had he added, they would return to assess the to be evacuated, it would be a waiting game. damage in a week or so with FEMA. Residents of Cavalier were allowed to re- Dalrymple said to repair streets and some turn home as of 7 a.m. on May 24. of the city infrastructure, the town would have As for the damage in Crystal, which threat- to rely on the local political subdivision -- ened the entire western and northern side of city or county leadership -- to get the paper- the town with overland flooding from the Cart work in and get it approved to receive disas- Creek, Dalrymple said, "It's an unbelievable ter funding. event here. You did a good job of funneling For individuals affected by the floodwaters water out of the back side." he said their best hope is to go through the so- Only the homes west of Cart Creek had to cial service network organizations such as PARK RIVER, N.D. Begin- ning April 15, United Blood Serv- ices donors will have the ability to complete their donation interview online the same day of their blood donation appointment. With this new service, United Blood Servic- es can reduce the length of inter- views on-site at a center or mobile drive to only essential follow-up questions. Donors can visit the Unit- ed Blood Services website, access the interview and print out a bar- coded Fast Track Donation Ticket that they must bring with them to their appointment. "Whenever we survey donors about how we can make their ex- perience better, they usually say that the interview process should be simplified, shortened or automated," said Jennifer Bredahl, Regional Donor Recruitment Director for United Blood Services. "We took these suggestions to heart and now are happy to provide this new, shortened interview process for our dedicated donors." United Blood Services encour- ages donors to give the online health history questionnaire a try for their next donation at the Park Riv- er American Legion's upcoming blood drive on Thursday, June 6th from 8:00 am to 12:15 pm. There are some important guidelines to note, especially the fact that donors must complete the questionnaire the same day as their donation. Donors still have the option to have one of our staff members ask the health his- tory questions, like we currently do. All donors have to do is simply re- quest this option when they arrive to donate. Instructions can be found online at www.UnitedBloodServices.org and by clicking the "Health Histo- ry Questionnaire" link on the left. Answers cannot be saved, so donors must complete the 10-15 minute in- terview in one sitting. Donor data is stored only in the barcoded "Fast Track Donation Ticket" that a donor will print following the interview, so a login is not required. The online donor interview was developed by Calimex USA Corp., a software de- veloper based in San Francisco. People who are 16 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health are eligible to donate blood. Additional height/weight re- quirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 must have a signed permission from a parent or guardian. aster Response .............. .......... In addition to the damage caused in each: Jon: The F dl'k River American LegiOnAUX- individu0J- ty, Dalrymple also noted tha iliary awarded scholarships to C01e Re.ho- apd noti*ceda lot of delay in ea'( m Workl Chad JelineK. This was acddently I.eft.out or me said rural area farmland is the biggest chal- ParkRiver High School Awards article m .the May lenge they were seeing across the counties. 22 Issue of the Walsh Coun Press. Any time you The next stop on his agenda was to tour the have a COlTe 'Jon to repol't,plec e call the I"r as Park River at Grafton, which the Cart Creek at 284-6333, Everyone m.ak s mistakes, we are in Crystal flows into. happy to fix ours. He said that the Park River had jumped up twice this year, first from spring run-off and now just a few weeks later close to a record from rainfall. As of Thursday, May 23, the river reached its crest at a near record 16.2 feet. He closed his stop in Crystal by saying, "Thank you for being such a strong commu- nity and doing what North Dakotans do." We can help. Call the Press at 284-6333 Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier Thursday: 2 p.m. Worship Borg Sunday.: 9:15 Worship at Trinity Saturday Mass: 5 p.m., Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday 10:30 Worship Gardar Pioneer 7 a.m.. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg Tue: 9:30 Womens Bible Study. Sunday.: 9:15 Worship Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River 9:00 a.m. Sunday School/Coffee, 10 a.m. Worship & Friday: Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River May 29th Bethel and Victory Youth Party. Leave Victory at 6:30p.m. Open in- vitation for incoming 7th graders(now 6th graders) Vacation Bible School June 3-7 at Victory. lp.m.-4p.m. Program June 7th at 3p.m. AFLC Annual Conference: June 11-14 at the ARC, Osceola, Wl Free Lutheran Youth Con- vention June 30-July 5. St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 10:30 a.m. Tri-Parish Corpus Christi Mass & Procession St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin (www.plbtriparish.org0 Saturday 5:00 p.m.- no Mass Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Sunday 8:30 a.m.- no Mass St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.. Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.. Thursday: 7 a.m. Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday.: 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 Sunday School St. Mary's Church Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Good Sam. Center. 5 p.m. St. Mary's, Park River Sunday: 8 a.m. St. Luke's, Veseleyville 10 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River Federated Church Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville) 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Park River), 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) Park Center Lutheran Church, Rural Hoople Sunday June 9: Services 10:00 AM Joel Hylden Speaking - coffee/fellow- ship following Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg Sunday: 9 a.m. Church Services / 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 a.m. Bible Study Bethel Baptist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship. Awana Children's Min- istry 6:20 PM Wednesdays. Prayer & Bible study Wednesdays at 7 PM Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship IRBST UNITED ank&lnsurance Park River - 284-7244 Adams - 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 Hoople ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 "True to a Sacred Trust" Hwy. 17 West * Park River 284-6086 tollefsonfuneralhome, com Farmers Union Insurance Co. Dwight Byron~Jay Thompson OFFICE: 284-6955/ wy 17East. Park River BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH/ CALL THE PRESS 284-6333 TODAY[ samaritan 301 Co. Rd 12B Park River Ph. 284-7115 Fax 284-7117 Ye Olde Medicine Center o * * * * 10 Yo Senior Discounts FREE Mail Out Service UPS Kodak Kiosk FREE Blood Pressure Checks Hwy. 17 West* Park River 284-7676 AGASSIZ ANIMAL HOSPITAL *Complete Medical Services/ Surgical Services *Boarding *Grooming *Pet Supplies Daniel J. Koenig, DVM 284-6688 1 403 Briggs Ave. So., P.O. Box 49, Park River, N.D. 58270 Phone: (701)284-6333. FAX: (701)284-6091 E-mail: wcpress@polarcomm.com The Walsh County Press, Inc. (U.S.ES. Pub. No. 665320) is published weekly on Wednesdays for $34.00 per year in Walsh County, $38.00 for out of county, $42.00 per year for the rest of North Dakota and out of state, from The Press building, Park River, North Dakota. Please allow 3 weeks to start new subscriptions or change of address (U.S,P.S. Pub, No. 665-320) Periodicals postage paid at Park River, N.D., and additional mailing office POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Walsh County Press, P.O. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270. Nordmark Publishing Publisher Brook Slebodnik Office Manager 140 Viking Dr., Rugby, ND 58368 Larry Biri Freelance Photographer Allison Climb Editor-in Chief Official newspaper of the City of Park River, the City of Policy on Corrections Any error should be reported immediately. Please check the accuracy of your advertisement the first day of insertion. 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