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9 *** ,XED 553 51300"00-00 48P 9T SMALL TOWN PAPERS **C005 217 W COTA ST SHELTON, WA 98584-2263 SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 135 ISSUE 50 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 Photos: I any Bid Above: Jon Markusen, engineer for KLJ and president of the Park River Legacy Fund, shows plans for Phase Two of the Park River Parks and Recrealfon complex on the east side of Park River. Right: Goin.g over things with excavat- ing crew before the land is graded for the project. Phase One included the 20 lot full-serwce campground with com- fort sta on as a way to generate income for the parks. As of May 24, the construction on Phase Two: a four diamond baseball complex-- two Cal Ripldn diamonds, one Babe Ruth diamond, and one Legion diamond, two soccer f ,= lds, and a parking lot, began. The 40-Acre recreational complex plan also indudes future plans for a community playground and park, swimming pool site, and a mullipurpose community center. The project so far has been possible through a fundraising capital campaign, grants, and the efforts of passionate community members. Phase One was completed primarily through a grant from the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund. Seventy percent of the funding for Phase 2 was achieved through donations. The park board plans to continue funding the project through grants and donations. L~ ~ !~ i!/~ ii/~,ii~!,~i:~ii~ii ~i BISMARCK, N.D. -- Julie Zik- four-year terms July 1. mund and Doug Bichler are joining SBARE works with the North North Dakota's State Board of Agri- Dakota Agricultural Experiment cultural Research and Education Station and North Dakota State (SBARE). Their four-year terms University Extension to identify begin July 1. Also, Lance Gulleson and Mark Birdsall will begin their second Cor/t, page 5 PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Patient safety, ed- ucation, and satisfaction are three goals that First Care Health Center (FCHC) continuously strives to improve. In August, FCHC had the opporttmity to add to their team, with these goals in the forefront, in hiring a licensed pharmacist. With the addition of the newly added pharmacy team, FCHC is able to further improve patient safety, education, and satisfaction, while ad- hering to new regulations and the standard of care practiced in North Dakota. Brittany Novak, PhamaD, native of Dahlen, North Dakota, has been the pharmacist at First Care Health Center since August 2017. She is a key component to patients' care team and applies both her knowledge and compassion dai- ly as she describes her work as getting "to be a part of both sides," emphasizing that she gets to create relationships with patients, while work- ing alongside providers in recommending dosages and medications. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at University of Minnesota - Crookston, she at- As patient safety knowledge dosages makes her a providers, nurses, and tended and graduated pharmacy school at the University of Minnesota. She started at First Care Health Center in August of 2017 and was previously employed at RiverView Health in Crookston, MN. Novak brings a lot to First Care Health Cen- ter. As patient safety is always a top priority at FCHC, Novak's knowledge about medica- tions and dosages makes her a phenomenal re- source to providers, nurses, and patients. She answers questions that patients may have about their current medications or newly pre- scribed medications as well. While patients are in the hospital, it is essential that the hospital has each patients' prescribed medications in is always a top priority at FCHC, about medications and phenomenal resource to patients. stock. Novak has created FCHC's own for- mulary that keeps track of stocked medications, vaccinations, and infusions, and she is able to ensure that medications, including ones that may not be in the formulary, get ordered in a time- ly manner and given to the patient in the right dose, in the right form, at the right time. Upon patient discharge from the hospital, she meets with patients to make sure patients are educated and comfortable with their prescriptions. Novak also works with the providers in the Pharmasist Cont. page 5 Bee the change: Waish See page 2 Pollinators See page 7 Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. Benjamin Franklin Saluting Davidson Post #156 See page 6 Rumble in Hill C:oun See page 12