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Page 8 The Press June 1, 2010 ..... r f ............. ~ Tr .................... ~L. ........................................... JUNE 6-11, 2010 Park River American Legion Auxiliary Park River Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring Courtney Nilson, Alaina Myrdal, Taylor Schlenk and Brittnee Linn for theirS2010 Girls State. Girls State is about learning county, city and state government. They make many new friendships. They may also take part in the music program. Girls State is held June 6-11 at UND campus in Grand Forks. Adams American Legion Auxiliary Delegates for,the 64th annual session of Flickertail Girls state are: Amanda Boe, daughter of Nancy and Jeff Boe; Mary Bylin, daughter of Beth and Lory Bylin; Courtney Drevecky, whose parents are;'Saild and Mark"Drevecky;' and Bre Rose, daughter of Jean Vejtasa and Curt Rose. The girls have completed their junior year at Adams-Edmore High School. Flickertail Girls State is held each year on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks. This year's session will begin Sunday, June 6 and will conclude with a graduation ceremony on Friday, June 11. The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of North Dakota, sponsors the program. It is designed to teach the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship. The daily schedule consists of participation various activities associated with the functions of government on the city, county, and state levels. The Qually-Dvorak Post #237 of the American Legion Auxiliary of Adams is sponsoring the girls. Five piano students have just completed Piano Guild Auditions which were held in Grand Forks on May 21,2010. These Piano Guild Auditions were sponsored by the American College of Musicians, Austin, Texas. The students are: Sami Blixt, Emily Laaveg Courtney Shirek, Toby Zikmund, and Emily Zikmund. Sami Blixt, a seventh grader at Park River, is the daughter of Cody and Mary Christenson. Emily Laaveg, a sixth grader at Park River, is the daughter of Wayne and Tracy Laaveg. Courtney Shirek, a .fourth grader at Adams-Edmore, is the daughter of Tom and Tara Shirek. Toby Zikmund, a fourth grader at Park River, is the son of Tim and Jacqui Zikmund. Emily Zikmund, a sixth grader at Park River, is the daughterofTim and Jacqui Zikmund. Each student prepared and played a ten piece memorized program for a professional adjudicator and received a gold pin, a report card, and a trophy. All five students are piano students of Sheryl Kjelland. Throughout the United States and abroad, more than 100,000 piano pupils will participate in the annual National Piano- Playing Auditions which are held in over 880 audition centers. The Piano Guild was established in 1929 in Abilene, Texas. Courtney Shirek Emily Laaveg Samantha Blixt Fourth honor flight scheduled Local World War II veterans donations. Contributions to the will be transported to RRHF program are tax Washington, DC, on Sept. 10, deductible and can be sent to PO 2010, by Roughrider HonorBox 220, Bismarck, ND 58502 Flight. This will be the fourth The cost of each trip is flight organized by the volunteer- : approximately $ t75,000. led group. RRHF estimates that The RRHF group, has escortedJ at least one additional trip will be almost 300 servicemen and necessary to accommodate the remaining WWII Veteran applicants. "In honor of their courageous actions, we are pleased to again be able tO offer North Dakota's WWII vets a complimentary trip to see their monument," said Kevin Cramer, chair of the RRHF committee. The veterans travel free of charge to visit the WWII memorial, a national monument completed in 2004. "With so many deserving individuals hoping to have this experience, the public's support is urgently needed," said Cramer. "Contributions of any size are appreciated and accepted from anyone except the veterans we serve." The Honor Flight program does not receive any public funding; it relies solely on private women to Washington, ND. An additional 800 veterans have traveled on honor flights originating in Fargo and Grand Forks. The Bismarck organization is currently the only active group serving North Dakota veterans. Through the Honor Flight Network veterans are flown to see the monument on a 'first- come, first-served basis.' Applications for future flights are available online at www.rrhonorflight.com or by calling (701) 373-5416. The W-WII memorial pays homage to the 16 million Americans who served during the campaign. Of the 69,000 men and women from North Dakota who served during WWII, it is estimated that 6,000 to 8,000 are still living. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD As a retired county official, I would like to comment on an issue placed on the ballot in the June Primary Election. On June 8, the voters of Walsh County will be given a choice whether they will be able to continue .voting for the candidate of their choice to serve as auditor, and treasurer, and recorder. About six months ago, some members of the Walsh County Commission sought to eliminate the voter's right to cast their vote for the candidates who choose to take the responsibility to serve as county officials. Upon taking office, elected officials take an oath to uphold ND law in administering the duties as prescribed therein. However, when the members of the Commission brought to a vote among the five commissioners whether heads of office should be appointed by the" County Commission as well as appointing an overall County Administrator, that idea was voted down by a 3 to 2 vote. Now the choice will be up to the voters. The vote will be taken on June 8. The choices will be: 1. Allow the voters to decide in each election who should head up the county departments. There would be no need for an overall County Administrator. 2. Allow the County Commissioners to appoint the people who perform the various duties. People need to keep their right to choose those who profess their interest in serving as your county officials rather than leaving it up to the commissioners, which can become personal. The voters should know that there will be no cost saving to the County by changing to a system whereby heads of departments are appointed by the County Commissioners. Currently there is in place a system of checks and balances between the offices and the County Commissioners. With complete commission control, the internal audit system could be severly compromised. Therefore, I recommend a NO vote on County Measure # 1 when you come to the polls on June 8, 2010 or cast your vote by absentee ballot. Lila Mielke, Former County Commissioner Lois Penas, Retired Register of Deeds Jean Bomer, Retired Director of Tax Equalization Frances Ensminger, Retired Deputy Treasurer Ann Thompson, Retired County Treasurer ALL UTILITIES F'AIDI with Year Lease Signing 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts For Rent *On-site laundry facility *Income Based Apartments. Contact Vieki for a showing or application at 701-331-3826 cell 701-352-2275 home Professionally Managed by Prairie Homes Management 1-888-893-9501 -- toll free TTY: 1-800-366-6888 ! North Star Coop in Park River is upgrading our card operated systOm for our gas and fuel pumps. During this process, we have been advised that our current Cardtrol Cards will no longer work at the Park River location. *We have ordered cards for most of our customers. If you card does not work, please call or stop by our office in Park River and we will Issue you a new card. After this transition is complete, you will be able to use your local Cardtrol Card at all three of our North Star Coop retail locations in Park River and Cavalier. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patronage! I To FCHC "Kudos" in Park River From Kay Alkofer I After knee replacement surgery at Merit Care in Fargo with Dr. Askew, I spent twelve days in the swing bed here in P.R. What a great place to recover!! I can't thank the staff enough for the{r super care and kindness toward me. The whole nursing staff is excellent! The food was j awesome too. Tony was able to eat guest dinners with me every day. The cleaning department and the swing bed activity department were very good and friendly too. I Special thanks to Joe Karas for his encouragement and expertise during my daily therapy. Thanks also to Dr. Johnson, Tammy and the lab people from the clinic. I have always known how capable they are in many ways. Special thanks to Dr. Johnson for his skill in removing a j skin cancer from Tony's face during this time too. What i a wonderful medical complex we have in P.R. Millions of thanks again, to all of you. My appreciation goes out to all the family and friends who visited, called, sent flowers, cards and goodies. It meant a lot to me. Thanks to all who have brought food ] to the house during my hospitalization and since I've | returned home. What a help!! God Bless All of You Kay Alkofer P.S. Last but certainly not least, thanks to Pastor Jeff ff for his caring, concern and especially the visits and prayers. Walsh County Sheriff on June 8 (Paid for by Lauren W. Wild)