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SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 132 ISSUE 51 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015 Photo: Larry Bid Above: The Lyric Con'dnues committee member Dap/I I.arson fills in the last notches of the goal board on Highway 17. Lyric hits fundmisin $I By Allison Olimb *ions, which can be send in to the Lyric of The Press at The Lyric Continues Committee, PO PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Last week as Box C, Park River, ND, 58270. Daryl Larson filled in the last space of Theater manager Julie Johnston en- the Park River Lyric Theatre fundraising courages everyone to stop by on the goal board with the last drip of red paint, Fourth of July to see what has been done The Lyric Continues (TLC) officially and take in their weekend show "Juras- reached a goal of raising $100,000. sic World" starring Chris Pratt, which "I want to thank the people of Park will show on Friday, Saturday, and Sun- River and the surrounding community day at 7 p.m. for supporting the Lyric," said TLC . Johnston said that attendance has chairperson Laurie Jensen. "We're hop- "been steady" and they currently are ing they're enjoying the fact that it's showing two days a week. After operat- open for them." ing at a $6 admission price for a year, on Though they have reached the goal, July 1 (one year after re-opening) it was they have not done so without chal- decided that they would be raising the lenges. "We are still at a $28,000 deficit admission price to $7 to match the local because of the default on the projector." market. Jensen added. Johnston said that they are always The company that was to provide a looking for suggestions to make they digital projection system initially filed Lyric better. They currently are dis- for bankruptcy last year after having cussing how to fit an additional showing taken funds from both theaters in Park into the week, trying to decide if a River and Grafton. Those funds have Thursday show would be an option. Se- not been recouped and TLC said though lecting movies also can be a challenge. they filed a claim, that doesn't mean With one show a week it can be a tough they will see that money again, pick, narrowing down what summer hits Upgrading the theater has been an ongoing process since ftmdraising began make it to the screen. in 2013. The initial repairs included vi- "We definitely welcome any sugges- tions for movies that people wish to be tal pieces such as a digital projection system, accessible restrooms, and new shown," Jensen said. seating. Many of the continuing repairs And for anyone who wants to get a have included paint, a new window dis- free movie night, they are always look- play, repairs to the fire exit, and current ing for volunteers to help with the plans to improve energy efficiency and shows. Each volunteer gets a pop, pop- minor structural repairs in the back stor- corn, and free movie pass on the night age room. they volunteer. Fundraising efforts will continue dur- "It's a fun volunteer job," said TLC ing the Fourth of July festivities in Park member and volunteer Roberta Char- River with Lyric Bingo at the City Hall tier. at 2 p.m. TLC also has been discussing For more information including show the idea of hosting a Chili Cook Offin times and trailers go to www.face- the fall. Year-round fundraisers include, the AmazonSmile program through or call 284-, and direct dona- 6199. By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- This June two doctors of physical therapy joined the staffofFirst Care Health Center. Lexi Jares and Kassandra (Kertz) Laxdal have taken over the post from now retired Joe The two come from different backgrounds, but both have made it to Park River because of the same goal -- helping other reach theirs. Meet Lexi AQ: Where are you from originally? : Aberdeen, SD. AQ: Where do you live currently? : Grand Forks, ND. AQ : What is your education background? : I attended Northern State :/"XUniversity in Aberdeen, SD as an undergraduate from 2008- 2012 where I majored in biology PARK RIVER, N.D. -- It's been 12 years since NDSU and UND have met on the football field. On Sept. 19th they will once again be "back in the game" at the Fargodome. First Care Health Center in Park River has joined forces with Gate City Bank of Park River to pro- vide one lucky person with four tickets to this epic football matchup. First Care Health Center is sponsoring a "Back in the Game" Sports Raffle to raise funds for the physical therapy department at First Care. Whether you're getting "Back in the Game" of life after surgery or a sports injury, First Care Health Center provides physical the(apy services and equipment for patients in the northeastern comer of North Dakota, from young to old, and many other medical needs which saves patients time and money to have their physical therapy rehab closer to home. With the addition of another physical therapist to the PT department and additional equipment purchased we will be able to expand our services. First place winner in the "Back in the Game" Sports Raffle will win four tickets to the BISON/UND Football game on Sept. 19, donated UND/NDSU Cont. page 5 with a minor in chemistry. After graduating from Northem with my B.S. degree I began physical therapy school at the University of North Dakota. I recently graduated inMay2015. QA: What made you decide to go into PT? : I always knew growing up that I wanted to work in the medical field, but wasn't sure which career path was the best fit for me until my senior year of college. Physical therapy allows me to use my past knowledge as an athlete as well as work with patients of all ages and diverse diagnoses. What made First Care %, Health Center a good fit for you?-Do you have any ties to the hospital/area? A: First Care Health Center seemed like a good fit for me because it allowed me to work in a welcoming community in a PT Q and A Cont. page5 By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The city of Park River has been busy planning the annual Fourth of July celebration as it inches closer and closer. But this holiday they have had to do so without the assistance of Tom Larson, who died in October of last year. City Coordinator Jolene Halldorson said that the task of planning the celebration is a little overwhelming as Tom had it all in his head and knew exactly what needed to be done, but one event on the schedule was put into place last February to ensure that the work Larson did for the city would be remembered with a bang. The Park River Volunteer Fire Department addressed the city with the idea of a tribute to Larson. The following proclamation was issued: "WHEREAS; the City of Park River hosts an Annual 4th of July Cel- ebration; and "WHEREAS; there is an annual fireworks display; and "WHEREAS; the City of Park River Volunteec Fire Department are partners with the fireworks splay; and Memorial Fireworks Cont. page 2 See page 2 in meat See page 7 "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals:' Zig Ziglar ND Cegkm convention set See page 5 PR places fd~h a~ tDumament See page 8 ).