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PAGE 2. THE PRESS JUNE 12, 2013 A MINUTE WITH THE VlAYOR BY DAN STENVOLD NIAYOR OF PARK RIVER I've been told that it's time to sit down in front of the computer and put my thoughts to print one more time, so here we go! Rain. And there's too much rain. I think that's where we are now. In my 62.11 years, I've never seen anything like it. I can remem- ber when 3/4" was a huge rain, now it comes in buckets. My 6" rain gauge overflowed once and was almost full again in just two of our rain experiences. Overland flooding, water in basements, storm sewers full, san- itary sewers full, burned out sump pumps are just a few of the terms people are talking about. Part of our overland flooding problem happened when part of a dike/drain north of the airport was compromised by the high water. It has been repaired. Our landfill will be open till June 20 for customers of Consoli- dated Landfill -- there will be no fees. We are also looking at a city pick-up this week. The date will be posted on our local TV channel. Dennis Larson said that when we do it, he wants everything put on the street in front of your property. That way we're not tearing up the alleys and it's a lot easier to pick up with the pay loader. Our city employees have been swamped with all the extra work that comes with flooding. Our sewer system has been taxed to the limit -- we may have to look seri- ously at our sump pump problem. They should ALL be draining into the street at this time, NOT into the city sewer system. We've been trying to patch streets too -- it seems as soon as the patching equipment hits the street, it rains. To do a job that will last, we need hot and dry. Our city crews also have been mowing and trimming where they can, again hampered by high water. Any standing water on your property will add to the mosquito problem we're going to have as soon as it gets warm. Check for standing water in pails, old tires anything that is holding water and get it drained off. 1,000 mosqui- toes can hatch in an old hubcap with 1/2" of standing water. Our North Star Addition is pro- gressing even with all the rain. A lot of the infrastructure is in. We've sold 5 lots. I'd like to see a dozen sold by the end of summer. You will not find better lots to build a home, anywhere in the state. Let's get them sold! The 4th of July is about three weeks away. We have several events planned again and hope- fully, the weather will be nice to us. I put in an order last week with the BOSS for good weather. This also means it's time to think about having all your property looking its best. Mowing, trimming, all the extra "stuff" hid or hauled out to the dump. This is one time during the year where we get to showcase our city as to how beautiful it is and people that are visiting do no- tice everything that you do to make our city look beautiful. Till next time, keep smiling, be nice, thank you and have a great summer! ifelme The Leader In. Personal Response and Support Services El)MORE PRI SCHOOL PROGRAM The Edmore School District will be offer- eing preschool beginning in the fall of 2013. For more information ot to register your child please contact Mr. Matt Ford, principal at the Edmore School at 701- 644-2281 or stop by the school Monday- Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (] By Emily Laaveg that describes how much they liked ofThe Press their book, why they did or did not PARK RIVER, N.D. -- This like that book, and what it was summer, kids have the opportunity about. Also, to eliminate that to get more involved with the feeling of homework and to get library and reading, them to read more than what they The Park River Public Library normally might, they are also is offering a summer reading provided with a Bingo sheet with spaces requiring them to read program where kids ages 4 and up books of different genres, such as come to do crafts, have story time, mysteries, sports, science fiction, and bring home books to read. and others. Once they get a Bingo, At the beginning of the they are eligible for a prize. program, the kids fill out a sheet To contact the library, call (701) describing how many books they 284-6150. Summer library hours want to read, or how many minutes are Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30pm, they would like to spend reading Tuesdays from 12:00 to 4:00pm, during the program, which goes Thursdays from 4:30 to 8:30pm, from June to July. To complete this and Saturdays from 9:00am to goal, they will fill out a worksheet 1:00pm. Four Seasons Garden Club news By JoAnn E. Gorder went to Helen's Greenhouse at PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Four Voss to shop for flowers for their Seasons Garden Club met at own use. They drove back to Out Grandma Jo's caf6 in Park River to Lunch cafe at Park River. on May 7, 2013. Members decided to meet June Twelve members were present 5th but this was delayed till June including Rose Lynne Miller, Patty 6th some members could purchase Bina, and Deb Karas. Edie Rygh flowers and plant them in the five called the meeting to order, pots located in the Park River city Members shared spring tips. park. Members discussed planting The next meeting will be June flowers in the pots at the city park. 25th to tour gardens in the Cavalier Judy Linstad, Judy O'Shea, and area. Members meet at Cenex at Janet Leith volunteered to help 9:30. with this project, as were all Editor's Note: Gorder is members, secretary for the Four Seasons Six members met May 21 st and Garden Club. il Have a really [~l(~ thank your We can help. Call the Press at 284-6333 How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast yt u rl ,d he, lp, y Jr" p.r ;tt r al buU,trr' , ' Goner, Trained Personal Response'Associates who have i:nst nt access to your pc incnt. in:format.ion will contact you immedia:ely be see what, help you need. Even Y you can't answer, Uteline wilt send the help you need light away and will tollow-up ensuT'e t.hal: help did arrive and you ar'H []HirlU c:ar'H J R)r' P~'