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Page 10 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS VVEDNESDAY, IULY t, 2015 I OO0 O By Kevin Skavhaug of The Press PARK PdVER, N.D. ........ Teach- e :s are generally pretty good at run- ning. Running to make copies of tests, running to the office tbr sup- plies, or, in the case of two Park River teachers, just good old-fash- ioned one foot in front of the oth- er running. Katie Thompson and Alyssa Tait recently completed the 13.1- .mile Fargo half marathon and al- though their end goals were some- what similar in fashion, the means to the journey are a bit different. Thompson, who just recently took up the sport of running, had fit- ness and perhaps some stress relief in mind when she decided to take up the sport. "I run because it's something that I'm actually doing just for me," said Katie who is the Junior High Science teacher in Park River. "It's my me time... Running is a time I can pray, think, not think, and re- flect on things in my life. It's a great outlet." For Alyssa, running has been a part of her daily routine for most of her life. "I competed in track and cross country in high school and college and still there really isn't a day that goes by that I'm not running," said Tait. The .2015 Fargo marathon was Katie's first half marathon run. Tait has completed six half marathons and one full marathon. This year she finished in seventh place overall in the women's divi- sion. Both have plans to continue with running long distances. As fbr preparing tbr such a long distance, both say it takes some work. "You need to condition your body and mind to run nonstop for 13 miles," said Tait, "but the ab- solute hardest part is the mental as- pect of it. If you can overcome that, the body usually can do the rest." Photos: Submitted Top: Alyssa Tait has been a runner for years. She finished seventh in the Fargo half marathon out of over 3,000 women. Bottom: Katie Thompson's son Trace helps her celebrate her first half marathon. For Thompson the challenges came from both aspects as well. "Getting out of bed in the early morning to go run at times is tough but overcoming that is an end to it- self." While Katie is focused on the fit- ness end of it, plus the challenge of accomplishing goals, Alyssa is at the point of her life when the com- petition is what is driving her. "In the Fargo marathon I really wasn't sure how many women were ahead of me when I had about two miles to go but I knew there was a young woman trying to catch me and there was no way I was going to let that happen." Alyssa held off the gal trying to' overtake her for seventh and .for her that is part of the allure of running. "I am competitive by nature I guess and running allows me to be involved in a competition and hopefully it's something I can do for a very long time." At the moment, Alyssa is off the running regiment as she suffered a stress fracture in her foot during the Fargo marathon. "That's ok," said Alyssa, "I can still bike to keep my legs and lungs in shape." Both are quick to give advice to anyone out there thinking of run- ning a half marathon, or even a 5 or 10 K run. "Just do it," Katie advises, "it does not matter at all how Past you can run or how long it takes you to finish any race, all the matte is that you are doing it." Both women have made plans for a half marathon this fall. Katie will be running in the "Go Far Marathon" that raises awareness for Cytolnegaloma. Alyssa is trying to get back on her t et and train for a full marathon this August as well. For the rest of their running fu- tures, things seem to be headed in the right direction for both runners with distant finish lines awaiting their arrival. Lifeline The Leader In Personal Response and Support Services Photos: Submitted Left: Carter Arendt helps a young golfer as she eyes the green. Right: Fourl Park River Parks and Rec's new golf program has participants lined up for a drive. By Allison Climb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- This June Park River Parks kicked off a new program that uti- lizes two valuable Park River resources: talent and location. Ian Myrdal, Lisa Karas, Ryan Solseng, Carter Arendt and Lane Bell all have been tak- ing their talents to Hillcrest Country Club to spread their love of the sport with the new Park River Parks golf program. "We are working with Hillcrest Country Club to increase golf enthusiasts and teach all those interested within the commtmity," said Parks Director Corri Bell. "We really want to promote and show the eommumty how lucky we are to have a beautiful golf course within the community." Bell said that they had a turnout of 35 regis- trants for the first session on June 15, Lessons are set to run for six weeks throughout the sum- mer at 6 p.m. on Monday evenings. "Parks and Rec would like to extend a huge thank you to the five instructors for their valu- able time in teaching and to Hillcrest Country Club for allowing us to use the course," Bell said. GRAFTON, N.D. -- Walsh County Gun Club results after 6 weeks ending June 24, 2015 are: WINCHESTER LEAGUE TEAM NAME Control64 Thompson Truckers49 Really?? 38 Bremer Bank 33 Thompson Spuds29 Tallackson Farms29 Torkelson Clippers20 TOP SHOOTERS AFTER 150 TARGETS WD Suda 150 Run Hultin 148 Doug Thompson 147 Andy Thompson 147 Josh Thompson 147 Doug Thompson146 Tom Polkinghorne145 Tom Olson 145 SHOOTING 25 STRAIGHT Doug Thompson x3, Andy Thompson, Dan Schindele x2, Brad Magnusson x2, Tom Olson, Nate Tallackson, John Forbes x2, Dwight Wilson x2, Jody Lee, Doug Vesper, Jim Thompson, Grog Skibicki x2, Josh Thompson x2, Mark Robert- son, (:had Gerloff, Rod Howatt x2, Jerry Blanchard x2 SHOOTING 50 STRAIGHT Andy Thompson, Doug Thomp- son, Josh Thompson, Tom Polk- inghorne, Pat Bosch, Ken Fischer, Doug Vesper SHOOTING 50 STRAIGHT Josh Lien, Ron Hultin, Nic Bene- da FEDERAL LEAGUE TEAM NAME Jim's Super Valu48 Fordville Coop 46 He-Mart 45 Magnus Force 39 Welch's 31 Vets29 Kilmerl 4 TOP SHOOTER AFTER 150 TARGETS Ron Hultin L47 John Forbes 145 Andy Gemmill 145 Brad Magnussor)t 44 Marlin Egeland143 Jerry Blanchard 143 Grant Skibicki 142 Randy Hahne 142 Andy Gemmill 142 SHOOTING 25 STRAIGHT l larlin Egeland, Gary Hove, Brad Magnusson x3, Craig Mag- nusson, Jerry Blanchard, Grog Skibicki, Andy Gemmill x2, Lynn Miller, Jeff Dahlen x2 SHOOTING 50 STRAIGHT Randy Hahne, Rock DeSautel, John Forbes SHOOTING 75 STRAIGHT Ron Hultin BROWNING LEAGUE SHOOTING 75 STRAIGHT Doug Thompson TEAM NAME SHOOTING 100 STRAIGHT Torkelson Farms50 Jamie Bennington, Ron HultinPolar49 SHOOTING 150 STRAIGHT PR Legion 48 WD Suda McKee38 SB Bison 29 REMINGTON LEAGUE Kieley Electric 29 TEAM NAME GLD9 Olson Oil 62 TOP SHOOTERS AFTER 150 Simplot 40 TARGETS Custom Ag 38 Ron Line 146 Extra End 33 WD Suda 143 PR Dental 28 Randy Hahne 143- Zoo Bar 27 Andrew Torket on 142 JR's24 Ken Fischer 140 TOP SHOOTERS AFTER 150 Mark Olson 139 TARGETS Luke Wilcox 138 Josh Lien 145 Nic Beneda 136 ken Hultin 145 Aaron Melland136 Josh Thompson143 JimMosolf 136 Nic Beneda 143 Mike Foerster 135 Mike Stellan 142 Jeremy Bosch ' 135 .... Nate Tallackson 141 SHOOTING 25 STRAIGHT Tom McCannl41 Aaron Melland, Mark Olson, AI Thompson 141 Ken Fischer, Andrew Torkelson, Je- Randy Hahne 141 remy Bosch, Ron Line, Nic Bone- SHOOTING 25 STRAIGHT da, Luke Wilcox, Mike Foerster Nate Tallackson, Tom McCann,SHOOTING 50 STRAIGHT Jim Dusek, AI Thompson, JoshRandy Hahne, Run Line, Luke Lien x2, Mark Olson, Josh Thump- Wilcox son x2, Run Hultin, Nic Beneda, SHOOTING 75 STRAIGHT Matt Beneda WD Suda How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast If you need help, push your personal help button, which automatically dials the Lifeline Response Center. Trained Personal Response Associates who have instant access to your pertinent information will contact you immediately to see what help you need: Even if you can't answer, Lifeline will send the help you need right away and will follow-up to ensure that help did arrive and you are being cared for. Good samaritan , VGUA,EATRtS, CAU.Ltfdine Stk:icw" 284-7115 Park River ~ Good Samaritan Campus III II I Looking for a challenging, fast-paced job in a clean and friendly work environment? Stop in at one of our hiring blitz events to learn more about employment opportunities at Marvin Windows of Grafton. W i n d o w ", ~ r, ,-i D ~) Q r s Built around you. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, July 9, 10,11, & 12, 2015 @ Hamilton, ND OAME. L OR INFLA TA Thursday - - -- -5 pm to 10 pm Friday ...... -4 pm to 10 pm Saturday .... 12 noon to 5 pm 5 pm to 10 pm Sunday ..... 12 noon to 5 pm $10.00 Wristband or $2.00/ride IIDUDE IBALL Thursday, July 9th 7:00 p.m. in front of the Grandstand FREE ADMISSION FREE STAGE AREA Thursday ....... 6:30 p.m. Friday ...... 5:30 & 9 p.m. Saturday .... 1:00 & 5 p.m. This event is sponsored in part by: DeMars Farms, Joliette Ag Systems. North Star Community Credit Union, Jason J. Dietrich Agency, & Cavalier Dental Clinic. Bull-O- Rarna Friday, July 10th 7:00 p.m. - Grandstand FREE CONCERT outside the Grandstand to follow Bull.O-Rama Friday, July l Oth Concert sponsored by United Valley Bank & Citizens State Bank-Midwest I ( llll II MPIOII3111P Saturday, July 11th 12 noon in front of the Grandstand RACING Saturday, July 11th @7:00 Sunday, July 12th @ 1:00 Kids" Day Saturday, July 11th - 1:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - Pedal Pull at the Free Stage Free Fireworks Display Saturday, July 11th - 10:00 p.m. Sponsored by Citizens State Bank- Midwest & United Valley Bank Sunday, July 12th lpm - 4 pm