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PAGE 6 THE PRESS JULY 3, 2012 Grafton&apos;s first smos:e-free bar finds success, support GRAFTON, N.D.- It has been about four months since the Extra End Sports Bar in Grafion went: smoke-free and bar owner John Aasand and his wife Debbie are very happy with their decision to operate a smoke-free bar. According to Aasand, he no longer hears complaints from his non- smoking customers about the bothersome cigarette smoke and how it clings to their hair and clothing after they leave the bar. "Customers are happier since we went smoke free," said Aasand. Aasand admits he was worried about how the new smoke-free status would affect his business but the change to smoke- free has not hurt him business wise at all. His loyal customers and friends have continued to support the Extra End. "Overall the customers that do smoke have been supportive about the change," said Aasand. Sharon Knudson, a fonner smoker who works at the Extra End said that she really likes the change to smoke- flee. She enjoys that fact Above: Extra End is Grafton's first smoke-free bar. (Photo: Submitted) that she no longer has to tolerate the smell of the cigarettes. Another added benefit of being smoke- free is that she no longer has to clean dirty ashtrays. Aasand agrees that his employees support the new smoke-free atmosphere. Even his employees who smoke have adjusted well and as a result of working in a smoke-free environment, they report that they have decreased their cigarette consumption by about half. "I am very glad that we made this decision on our own to go smoke- free," said Aasand. "The majority of our customers do not like being ' around the cigarette smoke so this new smoke-free status gives the people in Grafton a smoke-free bar in which to enjoy a night out." Walsh County Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Sharon Laxdal reports that she is very pleased that the Extra End is enjoying their smoke-free status. Not only are the customers and employees enjoying the smoke-free air, they are being protected from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Congratulations to the Extra End on this successful update to your business and to the community of Grafton for having their first smoke-free bar. Pacesetter Volleyball Camp set for PR PARK RIVER, N.D. -- A Pacesetter Volleyball Camp will be held next week Monday- Wednesday at the Park River High School Gym for players entering grades 7-12. All players entering grades %12 will meet from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and all players entering grades 7-8 will meet from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Players will receive a complete program of instruction in championship volleyball skills with teaching sessions followed by drills to make the skills a habit and games to test the skills. Contests and awards are also part of the Pacesetter camp. Players who have not registered may register at the beginning of their session on the first day of camp. For questions, email info@pacesettemet.com. Above: Back Row (left to right): Coach kesa Whaley, Amy Seim, Hannah Gordon, Marls Miller, Josie Markusen, Gretchen Brummond, Morgan Seim, Elaina Swartz, Sadie Myrvik, Kaitlynn Scherr, Syd- ney Beneda, Sawyer Cudmore, Assistant Coach Lori Seim Front Row (left to right): Jaylie Woods, Cheyenne Gillespie, Josie Brodina, Sydney Porter, Karina Whaley, Gigi Brouillard, Maci McMillan, Destinee Hahn, Julia Sveen, Kaylee Seim (Photo: Submitted) PR Girls Softball to conclude glowing season with tournament at home PARK RIVER, N.D. --The 12 and under girls slow pitch softball team will be concluding their season by hosting the league tournament on Wednesday, July 11 on all three Park River baseball/softball diamonds. Games are expected to begin at 5:00, so come out and support your local team. The Park River "GlowBalls" have a league record of 3-2 with wins over Manvel, Langdon and Cavalier. The losses were to Necheembina and Drayton. Results of the game against Valley on Monday, July 2 were not available for publication. CHICAGO CONTINLIED FROM PAGE 1 Millennium Park to check out "The Bean", one of the city's famous sculptures, and the Buckingham Foun- tain for many photo opportunities. Sunday morning it was back to performing at two church services, prince of Peace Lutheran and the Parkwood Community Church. Congregations in both churches were thrilled by the choir's perform- ances. They were interested about where Park River is located, some of its history, and the fact that the ap- proximately one hundred and thirty students in the high school, almost one hundred of them choose to be involved in either band or choir! It was very fun to have both-current and tbrmer Park River residents, as well as people from area conununities, at the services. After the performances, it was back on the buses for the drive home, arriving back in Park River at 3:00am Monday morning. All in all, the trip was a tremendous success. The students and chaperones were very impressed by the city's beauty and culture. Many of the students com- mented right away that they would like to come back some day. Weltz was quoted as saying, "I have always felt that as an educator, if the only thing I teach kids is music, I have not done as much for them as I could have. There are many topics that come up in class which do not involve music. I like to take every op- portunity I can to show my students more about life than just music. But they need to be exposed to more than what happens in the classroom, and watching their faces as they interacted with each other while ex- periencing the events on this trip was truly rewarding for me, as well as everyone else. I want to thank the school administration, the community, and the chap- erones for making this trip possible. You have helped to build memories that will never be forgotten." Efforts are being made to put one of the perform- ances on the school's website for everyone to hear. An announcement will be made when that is completed. Heed help paying your phone bill? City of Edinburg Regular Counci .Meeting EDINBURG PROCEEDINGS MAY 14, 2012 7:00 PM Call to Order: Mayor Halldorson All members present MSC: SondelanO. Hall approve minutes read. MSC: Denault, Sondeland to approve payment of bills beginning with check #6593 through #6605 for a total of $3763.18 and approve the monthly financial statement with e balance on hand of $30183.13. Old Business: Dog licenses will be aailable for purchase from 6:30-8:30 on My 30, 2012 at the Community Center. New Business: Charles Mielke representing the Community Club was present at meeting to discuss options on what should be done with the Legion Building. MSC: Sondeland, Pewe approve sale of property behind Vargason's house for $1.00 to Chris Vargason. tf necessary, property will have to be surveyed. Discussion held about purchasing a different tractor for the city and what money would be available. Adjourn: Pewe Next meeting: June 11, 2012 7pm Respectfully submitted Very Brandvold, Auditor (July 3, 2012) CITY OF EDINBURG COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS JUNE 11, 2012 7:00 PM Call to Order: Mayor Halldorson All members present MSC: Denault, Hall to approve payment of bills beginning with check #6606 through #6616 for a total of $2762.21 and approve the monthly financial statement with balance on hand of $28160.69. Old Business: Reminders will be sent to dog owners who did not provide proof of dog vaccinations. New Business: MSC: Pewe, Denault approve purchase of a tractor. MSC: Sondeland, Pewe to apply for Walsh County V2 mill Self-Help funds. Awarded funds will go toward tractor purchase. Council reminded of North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund findings that need to be updated, replaced or installed before end of summer. Adjourn: Sondeland Next meeting: July 9, 2012 7:00pm Respectfully submitted Vera Brandvold, Auditor (July 3, 2012) FOREST RIVER'S tllllk0000llltt ILI00BIIMIOII FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012 Activities begin with a Parade at 1:00 pm (Contact Brian Schanitec at 701-2484261 to Enter) *All entries MUST be in staging area south of the Elevator by Noon* l00bod & Beverage 2:00 pm Train Rides (board train at south end of town) vendors will be ()pen 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM throughout the day and FR Farmer's Elevator Open House 2:00 - 4:00pm during the street dance Dakota Dutchman Band ., . . Face Painting . !i . "- 2:.30 - 4:00 pm Midway Bouncy Houses  < ._._=. School open and available Ice Cream Social * "//e( t'" for tours. Kids games /7!){i'  o" Historical Display * " Like us on Faeebook! Hockey Huseum " . "., .h,.** "Forest River, ND 2012 3 O0 pm 6 O0 pm " ,, _ %,\\;\ tl //'\\;\N ' 'f" Y, Quasquicm t] exln] Volleyball & LadderGotf . .__.. ! 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