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L m CO L"A fd i LF i &apos;-2 C-O < z-- -: : "-- L& Z :  >.U. --} ".-= iiii m SI, 1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 50 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014 A lot of important lessons can be taught on the tience. Right: Frankie Martinez proudly at his son Alex, 5, as they fish off the dock at Homme Dam near Park River on Fathers Day and the following day. It took a lot of patience for everyone in the region to get past this year's long winter. For more photos from this spring's winter warm-up turn to the back page. Arbor Day Foundation names Lanldn Tree City LANKIN, N.D. -- Lankin, N.D., was named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to ef- fective urban forest management. This is the 18th year Lankin has re- ceived this National designation. Lankin achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the pro- gram's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care or- dinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day obser- vance and proclamation. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foun- dation, in partnership with the US Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. "Everyone benefits when elect- ed officials, volunteers and com- mitted citizens in communities like Lankin make smart invest- ments in urban forests, "said John Rosenow, founder and chief ex- ecutive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with nu- merous economic, social and Tree City C,o, ri t, Ip, age 6 Addressing goals, dreams at PRA facility assesment By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- On Tuesday, June 10, members of the community were asked a not so sim- ple question: What does the future of the Park River Area School look like? Glenn Chiodo and Dave Berg- eron of FJJ Solutions are in the process of completing a compre- hensive district facility assessment as a part of the school's long-range planning process. The process, ac- cording to North Dakota Century Code, addresses "the effects that Asem en t Photo: Larry Biri J Building a bigger bike path: Fourth of July Fundraiser to go to dream project inPR By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Joel Hylden of Park River is a dreamer. He said that he has millions of dol- lars worth of ideas for the town and as a part of his ongoing efforts for im- provement and beautification, his new goal is to add four additional bike paths to the community. The additions would include a South Route, which would go 1.5 miles around the south edges of Park River; a North River Route, which would go 1.5 miles around the north end of the Park River; a Middle Route, which would go 0.7 miles down Park Street; and a South Riv- er Route that would go 0.4 miles on the south end of the Park River. In an effort to raise the 1.5 million needed for this expansion goal, Lind- say McMillan and Natalie Cameron have taken over the roll of fundrais- ers. They have two events planned for this summer; a Fun Run/Walk during Park River's 4th of July festivities and a wine walk/wine tasting later on in the July. In past years, the annual 5K put on during Park River's 4th of July fes- tivities had been organized by First Care Health Center through their Wellness Without Walls Grant. When the grant was over, the event was open for new organizers to take on. Cameron said they got the idea to use a Fun Run/Walk as an opportunity to raise money for the expansion be- cause it is a good opportunity to showcase the current bike path. Early registration will be available on or before June 25 with a cost of $25 for adults, $15 for children. All participants registered by that date will receive a commemorative t- shirt. For those registered after that date, cost is $30 for adults and $20 for children. Children 10 and under, strollers and wheelchairs are free. Registration information can be found at First United Bank in Park River. The event will begin with 7:30 a.m. registration and packet pick up at the former Park River Elementary school building located on Harris Ave and 5th Street West where participants can park their vehicles for free for the duration of the 4th of July festivities. The run will begin at 8 a.m. The ap- proximate 5K path will go from that location to the east bike path located along Highway 17, and back again. As the event is meant to be as a fun fundraiser Cameron said that the runners would not be timed and no Bike Path Cox.. 1p, ae, 5 Obituaries See page' 2 President Obama visits ND See pa,ge' 5 "E00e0000vone 00]hto00ud[d lbe, lie00e tbnt 00o,metlhiba0000; 1[ lbel[ie00e I'ltlt tt"its]htii]nt,00"* Henry David Thoreau (aestlon of the Week See paffe 2 Calendar of Events See page' o 4