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JUNE 8, 2011 THE PRESS PAGE 5 Announcing Boys State 2011 Par[00 00River.e00ion relegate Brady Gudgel, son of Paul and Valerie Gudgel, Isaiah Hy!den, son of Joel and Loft Hylden, and Jordan Bruplmond, son of Brad and Sue Brum- men all of Park River have been selected by the Park River American Legion to attend Boys State at the W.ahpeton School of Science. It will be held from June 12 to the 17. North Dakota American Legion Boys State is a citizenship-training program sponsored by the American Legion. Pisek egion de'gate Justin Zahradka, son Jeff and Lori Zahradka of Lawton, has been selected by the Pisek Ameri- can Legion to attend Boys State at the Wahpeton School of Science. It will be held from June 12 to the 17. North Dakota American Legion Boys State is a citizenship-training program sponsored by the Ameri- can Legion. INTERN FROM PAGE 1 winter, she thought it would be a good fit. Through her studies at LIND Hunter has learned some aspects of COlmnunications writing, such as press releases for public relations, and she was interested in gaining hands on experience in journalism at her hometown paper. Hunte, the daughter of Peter and the late Carolee Hunter, graduated from Park River High School in 2007. The internship position is supported by the North Dakota Newspaper Association Education Foundation. FIRSTUNITED Bank #3733 (14594405) $1 7 99 RELATIONS CONTINUED equipment used in planting and harvesting is quite impressive. Hans Jurgen, who works for the government as an architect in Germany, commented on the construction of some of the buildings and how it differs from in Germany. Hans Peter, who owns Allianz Insurance in Regensburg, said farming in North Dakota wasn't exactly what he expected. "It is an industry," he said. Laura said that the rest of their visit would include family time, a tour of Park River, a few rummage sales, and Saturday evening Mass before they flew out on Sunday. Father Gary Luiten of St. Mary's in Park River welcomed the visitors at the evening church service and said that he had time to visit with them at the Alkofer residence when they first arrived. He added thdt another notable Regensburg native is the current pope, Pope Benedict XVI. Hans,Peter and Hans Jergen said fi'om here they would spend a few days in New York before they end their three-week vacation in the states. "Being that we never ever met them before, now I feel like we've known them our whole lives," said Laura adding that one day she hopes tO be able to meet their families. Hans Peter's wife Erna and Hans Jergen's wife Agnes weren't able to come on the trip because of their work schedules. "They were just such wonderful, wonderful houseguests," Laura said adding that it was sad to see them go. FROM PAGE 1 Above: L to R: Hans Peter Alkofer travelled from Germany to visit with his distant relations, Ray Alkofer and Tony Alkofer of Park River. Right: Sara O'Toole explains bean grading to Laura Alkofer, Hans Peter Alkofer and Hans Jergen Kastl during their tour of the O'Toole's farming operation. A night for a mission: Edmore hosts the opry By Irene Levang EDMORE, N.D. -- The Opry, North Lands style, came to Edmore on Wednesday, May 25, to a packed crowd at the Edmore School Gymnasium. The event was the finale tbr a financial appeal tbr the Northlands Rescue Mission, Grand Forks. Prior to the event, members of the business committee secured donations for the Mission from numerous businesses and individuals from over 30 area towns served by the Mission. By the time of the event, the 300 available tickets for the Opry meal" US Flag Set w/6' Pole #USI*I (6263-0081) Was $1.2 99 $9 99 Blue Rhino Home of Economy 20# Propane . Single Hook Spinner TankExchange 1/2 Gal. Jug Reg $1 19 .,.o000 w.,"""',,0 99 $3 99 $1 7 99 Or Buy A Spare 20# Tank Filled and Ready to Go $4499 Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, June 30, July 1, 2, & 3, 2011 @ Hamilton, ND m hariat Chuakvagon Friday, July 1 @ 7:00 p,m, Saturday, July 2 @ 1:30 p,m, Tickets $10 & $5 0rlB LOR s mc,s.' Citizens 8ate Bank- Midwest @ Cavalier 0r Waalla. North Star Community Czedit Union @ Cavalier. lhney National Bank. Leevers SuperValu Foods. . Bank of Hamilton, UlutedValley Bank @ Cavalier. , Choice Financial @ WaLha, The Cavalier Chromcle, Sunday, July 3@ 2:00 p.m, Tickets $10 & $5 Saturday, July 2nd 7:30 p.m. SPONSORED BY: Citizens State Bank. Midwest & United Valley Bank ALL TICKETS $10,00 WRISTBA00IDS $20 $25 Thursday, June 30 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 & $5 and entertainment were sold out; many additional tickets were sold for the entertainment only. The meal was coordinated by Sally Diseth, Edmore, and Dr. Larry Legacie, Lawton; the dining room by Sharon Loraas, Fairdale. The Opry meal consisted of a pile of pg pickins ,(pork provided by Viking, Pork, Edmore) on a homemade bun, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, and various crisps for dessert. The entertainment was kept secret until the program unfolded that evening. Many area artists-- young and older, men and women--provided music and oratory. Humor was interjected between the artists by emcee and singer, Pastor Don Reynolds, Minnie Pearl (Mavis Aslakson), Junior Staples (Doyal Diseth), and String Bean (Duane Gronhovd). What happened to these people...no Southern drawl here...they all spoke with a heavy Norwegian brogue at the North Lands Opry! Matt Landsem, Edmore, coordinated the sound; video by KNDK, Langdon. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Associates Arika Johnson, Devils Lake, and Wayne Nygard, Edinburg, were on hand to present a check for $2,000 to the Mission via Dave Sena, Executive Director, who along with other staff from the Mission, attended. In addition to the $2,000 presented during the show, $750 in additional Thrivent dollars were given to the cause earlier, increasing the total Thrivent contribution to $2J50. Jen Bjerke, Thrivent's Rocky Mountain Region's fraternal representative from Bismarck, was also on hand for the event. Total Opry proceeds for the Mission were $22,000 which included donations, ticket sales, supplemental Thrivent funds, and $8,000 m matching dollars provided by. Friends of the Northlands Rescue Mission. Many, many, area people served on the various Opry committees. They are too numerous to list; though their contributions were essential to the success of the event. Editor  Note: Levang was the Event Chai: Kids Pedal Pull Saturday @ 3:00 p.m. Matt Hodek Polka Band Saturday @ the Free Stage 4.'00-7:00 p.m, Sh n t "T',L ' to : ',i choose between my he, atth my paycheck." i Eye.one has the r, ight to breathe smoke'-free air. dhanl  deadly. 49,400 Americans die from 5e,condhand smoke every year, Exposure to socorlhand smoke ncreases the risk of lung cancer, heart attack and other ser,ous illnes There is no safe leve of eposure, North Dakota bars are exempt from secondhand smoke laws. Their employees have no prolec:tn, Workers i, a .,oke-fdled environment have no choice t:xt to breathe S4roky air ill will tOx chemls ncl carcinogens, Going srnoke- works. A ,ecent report by' the institute of Medic4ne *ound that smoke-free laws prevent heart attacks arid lht even brief exposure to secondhand smoke can increase rsk for heart alack. Let's clear the air, All our workers deserve protection from secondhand smoke. 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