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WEDNESDAY, 0.:. : 1 5 - - ISSUE NUMBER 52 * PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA SINGLE COPY $1.00 Park River dishes up a destination celebration Top left: Traffic was heavy Monday morning on Highway 17 between Grafton and Park River with Park River 4th of July Parade entries. Bottom left: Kerry Schmitz (I-r) and Todd Fee serve up burgers behind thaAmerican Legion after the Park River 4th of July parade. Right: Jim McGregor is reflected in the hood of his 1933 Ford and the american flag also as he polishes it before the big 4th of July Parade in Park River. \\; Change comes to Little Park in PR The idea for a sand volleyball court was introduced to utilize the space. Park Board member Sherry Currie was looking to revamp the old court that had been located by the baseball diamonds. "It is a good activity for older kids and adults to get exercise," said Currie. The location of the park and also the fact that there was existing sand there, made it possible for this to be the perfect spot. Currie hopes to get a summer sand volleyball league started for people of all ages to enjoy and also host more tournaments, "It was a needed step," said Kjelland, "without action everything is just talk." Kjelland also recognized the need for activities geared toward older kids and the importance of incorporating physical activity. As for the rest of the equipment in the park, there are no plans to remove it quite yet. In the future, however, th e Park River Park Board plans to replace it with new, handicap accessible equipment when they have the funding. By Caylee Hunter : of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Out iwith the old, in with the new. :The Little Park, located in the :center of Park River, is now .home to a sand volleyball :court. Aer the removal of the i.'playgroun.d equipment on the east side of the park, there was ;-space available for a new :addition. The playground equipment was outdated and not up to code, according to Park District Manager Todd Kjelland. It was potentially hazardous for anyone playing :on it. ]H[oltiLdh V ]hibto]00v Great Aeroplane Flight of 1911. lived in Park River will remember the fireworks at the ballpark with the family until the day she or he dies. I wonder if other persons have personal names for some of the fireworks that they see, year after year--"macaroni", the "green gianC', "the shooting stars", and others. The fireworks memories really last. But some memories, even memories of the Aeroplane Flight ConL l[ag,e' 7 By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- A Park River Fourth is a special celebration. It commemorates a national holiday; it brings together the community; it also creates memories. Park River's Fourth of July celebrations today are spectacular community events: community breakfasts, The Parade, the jets' fly-over, baseball games, entertainments and dances, and, of course, the culminating extravaganza, The Fireworks. Every person who has ever J Park River woman makes optometric history By Caylee Hunter of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- In June, a Park River woman became the first female president of the American Optometric Organization's 113- year history. Dori Carlson, O.D. who practices in Park River and Grafton, accepted this position. "It's a tremendous honor, hopefully I am the right person to serve at this time in our profession," said Carlson. Carlson is very well accomplished in the world of optometry. She first was elected to the AOA Board of Trustees in June 2004, re-elected in 2006 and elected President- Elect at the ll3th Annual AOA Congress and 40th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting Above: Dori Carlson is the cover woman for Women in Optometry after becoming President of the American Optometric Association. in June 2010. Prior to her election to the Board, Carlson was the first female president of the North Dakota Optometric Association. She served as chair of North Dakota's Managed Care Committee, Hospital Privileges Committee and Mentoring Committee. As President-Elect during 2010-11, Carlson has served as chair of the Investment and Personnel Committees and is a member of the Agenda and Executive Committees. She continues to serve on the North Dakota Blue Cross Blue Shield Advisory Committee and is a long-standing member of the North Dakota Legislative Committee. After obtaining her doctorate of optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry, Dr. Carlson completed a residency at the Carlon Why eagles are the best See p,affe' 2 Farm news See p,a,,',e 5 "A]h,, 00aunnnumer,, 0000qhtat \\;v(o)u ]hta\\;,00e ,c m,adheJ 00uts s00udBf, er aunt,dl lti00k,e Russel Baker Going Canadian See page' j Anderson finds common ground @e'e' p,a,,'e, 6