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SINGLE COPY $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 49 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 201 2 Top: Lit Luminaries spell out everyones's hope on the east dike in Leistikow Memorial Park during the Relay For Life Friday evening. Bottom Left: Cancer Survivor Speaker Jeanette Bjornstad, Park River lights the first luminaria. Jeanette was diagnosed with ovarian cancer three years ago. Bottom Middle: Many relay teams built campfires to take the chill out of the evening. Bottom Right: Lit luminaries light up the road through Leistkow Memorial Park Friday during the Relay For Life. More photos on Page 5. ratsers PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Fourth of July parades . . . marching bands, antique cars and tractors, little children and candy, class reunion floats, and horses. Whenever you have horses in a parade it's in- evitable you'll find "road ap- ples" on the street, or in other words - horse droppings. On the Fourth of July in Park River, ND you'll have a chance to cash in on the de- posits that the horses leave on the street by purchasing a "Splish, Splash, Plop for Cash" Save Our Pool Fundraiser raf- fle ticket for $10. Park River's Briggs Ave from 7th Street to Highway 17 has been digitally mapped and tional prizes will be awarded for the second plop ($300) and the third plop ($200)! In the event that the "plop" lands be- tween two sections a pre-se- lected group of judges will de- divided into 5' x 30' sections, termine the winning section. each with its own number to be "Plop" spotters will follow the randomly assigned prior to the parade on July 4, 2012. A $10 raffle ticket donation entitles you to a 5' x 30' section and if the first horse deposit "plops" in your section you win $1,000! It's that easy! Addi- horses during the parade to de- termine the winners. All deci- sions of the Judges are final. "Splish, Splash, Plop for Plop Co, vzt, l?,a g e,3 FCHC exten PARK RIVER, N.D. -- First Care Health Center still is seeking community input on what the area needs are. The rural hospital in Park River, N.D., serves a large area and provides a variety of services. Beginning in May, a number of surveys were passes out throughout the com- munity and a focus group was held to es- tablish what the hos- pital has been doing well, what could be improved upon, and what else could be provided to the area. First Care Health Center Administrator Louise Dryburgh said that in an effort to gather more informa- tion the comment pe- riod would be ex- tended. First Care Health Center needs your input by June 25. "We are counting on your feedback to assist us in determin- ing how we can best meet your healthcare needs and expecta- tions," said Dryburgh. First Care Health FCHC Survey (Oo, vt IL, ID, aN, e 3 ]PlLa v Ball PARK RIVER, N.D. -- On Saturday, June 16 the Minnesota Twins Play Ball! program is coming to Park River. The event will be held at Vern Halvorson Field or in the case of inclement weather at Park River High School Gym. The free baseball and soft- ball clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 16. The first session is for 6 to 9- year-olds and the second for 10 to 16-year-olds. Clinics focus on hitting, fielding and throw- ing. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children. Children ages 6 to 9 years should report June 16 at 9:00 a.m.; children ages 10 to 16 should arrive at 10:30 a.m. The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics program provides boys and girls from throughout the Upper Midwest with the opportunity to enhance their baseball and soft- ball skills, while also hearing positive messages about staying in school and away from drugs and alcohol. Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clin- ics are funded and administered by the Twins Community Fund. Created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani, the clinic program serves as a way for the ball club to pro- mote the games of baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region. Since the program's inception, more than 800,000 youth have taken part in Twins clinics in the Up- per Midwest and Southwest Florida. Play Ball! Minnesota is a collaboration among the Min- nesota Twins Community Fund and Minnesota youth baseball and softball organizations. Play Ball! Minnesota's focus is to promote and improve the games of baseball and softball for Minnesota youth through increasing participation, com- munication and volunteerism; and improving fields, instruction and sportsmanship. For more information about Play Ball! Min- nesota visit www.playballmn.com. Obituaries See 2 .v" Pit Elementary Awards See pa ,e' 6 '"Cmeer iis a word, not at lEItll;el[qt o ,,* * Summer Park Board news See 1pa e 3 VE Students of the O~arter See page7