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?Y $1.00 i , ISSUE NUMBER 51 . PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013 After a very, late start for some and an even later restart for many area farmers, the planting season for 2013 is winding down. Snow, rain, and flood con- ditions left fields difficult to work with and caused farmers to scrounge for dry patches while consid- ering their options. This time last year, USDA reported most major crops for North Dakota at 100 percent planted. This year, all crops are behind. Above: This farmer north of Crystal plants around numerous washed out areas of this field. Recent rains left many fields in the imde-wate .-Thi :: advantage of a nice day last week to plant a field of red potatoes east of Park River. According to the Na- tional Agricultural Statistics Service, potato plant- ing for the state is 84 percent complete, behind last year at 100 and 99 average. Photos: Larry Biri Breaking News By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The Park River city baseball team opened its schedule early in the month. Their first game was against Lankin, and they won 5-4 despite making 9 errors. Ronning (from Spicer, Min- nesota) pitched for Park River, Weed for Lankin. In their sec- ond game the team lost to Grafton 4-0, despite the fact that Park River pitcher, Spomitz, struck out 18. The typesetter at the Press Hannah Dychorn resigned, but she was replaced almost im- mediately by Eva DeForge. All contracts for the County School have been let. Total cost, including the plumbing and heating--S31,470. Wilson and Anderson submitted the PARK RIVER, N.D. -- A total of 21 people volunteered to donate blood, and 18 were able to give during Park River's June 6th blood drive. Six people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the dona- tion, so a total of 24 products were collected. Katie Bartelson, Donor Re- cruitment Representative from United Blood Services stated, "It is not only those who spon- sor the blood drive, but the people of Park River donating that makes the difference to patients in the hospital. You never know when a loved one or even you will need blood. We want to thank all the peo- ple who volunteered on June 6th." Lois Anderson coordinated the drive and assisted with re- cruiting donors and publicity. Others who assisted the day of the drive were: Marcie Weisz, Karen Bohn & Joann Votava. Blood is for sharing; you have truly given the "Gift of Life." PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The Park River FFA chapter partic- ipated in the 84th Annual State (5 )ventiofi at North,, .... Dakota State University in Fargo the.week of June 3-7. Park Rive t 13 of its mem- bers, representing the chapter proudly: Over 1700 students and advisors were in atten- dance which set a new re ,ord attendance. Also, for theist time there was exactly 50 f- cent males and 50 percent:fe- males in attendance. Contests weren't the only Photo: Submitted thing the students took p'art in, Above: Members (L to R) Back: Andrew Hylden, Andrew Jimenez, Joseph Frausto, Alexandra Kizima, a few serving as delegates to Ryan Papenfuss, Kyle Ferguson. Front: Jette Peterka, Sheyanne Jerome, Bridget Foerster, Karli John- the ND State Association. son, Tessa Peterka, Katie Bohn (Not Pictured: Katrina Nord, and Justin Zahradka) Karli Johnson was part of the committee of students that looked into different leadership opportunities for the state's FFA'ers. Sheyanne Jerome was part of the committee that eval- uated candidates and nomi- nated this year's new state of- ricer team. At the 5th general session, on Thursday morning, the chapter was in attendance for the retiring address by for- mer chapter president Justin Zahradka. The Park River FFA chapter would like to send their thanks to Justin again for all his hard work with the chapter and his service on the state officer team. " Thursday evening the Park River advisor, Brent Arndt, was awarded the Honorary FFA State Degree, given by the ND FFA Executive Committee. The Park River chapter was excited by all the happenings at this year's events and is ex- cited to look towards next year. Following are the results from the contests and events that the Park River FFA mem- bers participated in at the state convention. In the Extemporaneous Speaking event Bridget Foer- ster earned Gold Rank-4th. In Dairy Foods Andrew Hylden earned Gold Rank, Joseph Frausto earned Gold Rank, Jette Peterka earned Silver Rank, Katrina Nord earned Bronze Rank and Andrew Jimenez earned Bronze for a team rank of Gold Rank 8th Place. In Courtesy Corp Alexandra Kizima earned Gold Rank. In chorus Bridget Foerster earned Gold Rank, Joseph Frausto earned Gold Rank, Ryan Papenfuss eamed Gold Rank, Andrew Jimepez earned Gold Rank, and Tessa Peterka earned Gold Rank. In Talent Review Joseph Frausto earned Silver Rank. The Small Animal Care team included Sheyanne Jerome-Bronze Rank, Alexandra Kizima- Bronze Rank, Jette Peterka- Bronze Rank, and Tessa Pe- terka earning a team rank of Bronze. The Food Science team included Joseph Frausto- Silver Rank, Kyle Ferguson- Bronze Rank, Andrew Jimenez-Bronze Rank, and Katie Bohn earning a team rank of Bronze. The Meat Evaluation team included Ka- trina Nord-Bronze Rank, Ryan Papenfuss-Bronze Rank, and Andrew Hylden earning a team rank of Bronze. Also par- ticipating in the Ag Mechanics event was Karli Johnson. 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