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co ~; 0"~ ~ ,,' ('r) - (~3 e. c,,.~ < m SINGLE COPY $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 49 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013 Photos: Larry Biri That fo tter word... RAIN may have caused a change of the Walsh County Relay for Life, but it didn't stop For Life Committee and Volunteers from raising . money for the American Cancer Society while celebrating ----:-.: .... : thOsewho haveiost.theirbat, tie with cancer. Above: The path of luminaries outside of the Grafton Armory did not fare so well in the damp weather. Right: Guest speakerTerry Dullum was one of the highlights at the Walsh County Relay For Life at the Grafton Armory Friday night. Walsh County fundraiser battles and nature GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The North Dakota State Chap- ter of the RE.O. Sisterhood will hold its 99th annual con- vention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND, June 14 - 15. Chapters Q, Park River; U, Langdon, and D, T and AF of Grand Forks will host the event which will draw nearly 250 women from across the state. Co-chairmen for the con- vention are Linda E. Larson of Park River and Beth Leever and Barbara Beach of Grand Forks. Delegates from Park River are Sharon Kinsala and Lana Lindell. Mary Borman, Chapter AA, Bismarck, president of North Dakota State Chapter, will pre- side. Special guest will be Bar- bara Atchison, Antioch, CA, P.E.O (Oo, p N 5, By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- In past years the Park River Com- munity Club has hosted the an- nual Blooms in June Plant Sale in early June. This year, be- cause of the late season the sale has been postponed. In a typical year, gardeners would donate their seedlings and perennials to the sale for other gardeners to buy. Proceeds from the Blooms in June Plant Sale support up- keep of plants on the bike path, Little Park, and in the Mayoral Park downtown Park River. Seasonal challenges of a late winter and wet weather caused problems for gardeners across the area, so Park River Community Club Beautifica- tion Committee member Ruth Jelinek said that the committee would host a Fall Plant Sale instead. The sale will be held in Au- gust at the Fair Building Aug. 29 following the last Farmers Market. PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Whether you can save flood-damaged rugs and carpets depends on the source of the flooding "If the floodwaters consisted of clean basement seepage or runoff from your yard, you can dry and clean your rugs and carpets," Kari Helgoe of Walsh County Extension says. "But if floodwaters con- taminated with sewage covered your car- peting, you should discard it for health safety reasons because the water and the carpet likely contain infectious organ- isms." Here are some basic rules to help you decide whether to keep or throw out your rugs and carpeting: You should discard wall-to-wall car- peting, most large area rugs and any rugs with foam backing if they were flooded with contaminated water. Getting them professionally cleaned generally isn't worth the expense involved unless they are valuable rugs. If you want to salvage carpeting soaked with contaminated water, consult a professional cleaning company that cleans carpets at its own cleaning and dry- ing facility, A steam-cleaning (hot-water extraction) method is best. You can salvage wall-to-wall carpet- ing soaked by clean rainwater if you have it professionally cleaned or you dry and shampoo it. Washable throw rugs usually can be cleaned in a washing machine. Check with your insurance company to make sure it will cover the cleaning ef- O, GRAFTON, N.D. -- Walsh County Emergency Management has Red Cross and Salvation Army Flood Clean-Up kits available for individuals affected by the re- cent flooding. Kits contain some basic cleaners, bucket, gloves, broom, mop, and squeegee to help you with the start of your cleanup efforts. Kits are available at the city offices in Park River, Minto and Grafton along with the NDSU Extension Office in Park River and the Walsh County Emergency Management Office in Grafton. Residents who experienced home damage from the recent flooding should report the damage to their City Of- ficials and rural residents can report dam- ages to the Walsh County Emergency Management Office at 352-2311. Cur- rently there is no financial assistance for individuals, but it is important for resi- dents to report damage so the cities and the county can determine the degree of damage and the individual needs that ex- ist. Individuals can find information on cleanup through the NDSU Extension Service web site at edu/flood/home/afler-the-flood or can link to the site through the Walsh County Emergency Management site at If you have any questions, please feel to contact Walsh County Emergency Management at 352- 2311. forts., wet. The general guideline for rain-soaked If the carpeting is installed with tack carpets is you should replace them if they strips, you might be able to remove it and were soaked for more than 24 hours. But have it cleaned and reinstalled. if they were wet for less than 24 hours, Replace padding because it is nearly you can clean them or have them profes- impossible to clean. sionally cleaned. If you can't remove the carpeting, dry Here are some additional tips on clean- it as quickly as possible with a wet/dry ing rain-soaked carpet: Don't clean basement carpeting in- A{t rl al doors in the summer because you are adding moistureto an area that's already Colntt. ]p,a , e3 See RaKe 2 Farmers worried about time See pa e'4 '"Camtcer iis at wo] dl, ]Fl[Olg a e_J]FllbO ]Fit(OeJ]" t PR mayor reports on wet weather See paN,'e, 2 Niemannscholarship recipients See pa ,e 6