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( S ( 13 :2 ~ [ SINGLE COPY $I .00 VOL. 132" ISSUE I PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 Left: Ken from the Kem Tem- ple Shriners stops to greet some youngsters collecting candy at the annual Park River Inde- pendence Day Parade. The Fourth of July fes- tivities were met with a brief down- pour to- wards the end of the parade, but the skies eventually cleared leaving a beautiful day filled with family fun. For more scenes from the Park River celebration turn to the back page. Photo: Larry Biri Park River Frowners Market to Season July 10 PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The Park River Farmers Mar- shopping or supplement a backyard garden, plus it gives ket will open for the season Thursday, July 10th and run residents the opportunity to meet the people who grow and every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Little Park in produce our food," said market co-manager Britt Jacob- Park River through August 28th. son. Last year the Park River market saw 24 different ven- Farmers markets benefit individuals' health, the local dors selling produce, baked goods and homemade wares, community and the environment. Buying local foods and Market organizers hope the market will attract even more products is a simple way to help put money back into the vendors with locally grown or made goods and provide res- local economy and save gas. idents and commuters alike with products that are fresh, Returning to the market again this year'will be meals nutritious and convenient, hosted by various local organizations as fundraisers. Re- "We feel the market is a great way to do some weekly lay for Life will be kick-offthe market's opening date fol- lowed by Good Samaritan Center (July 17), Made in the USA Kids 4-H Club (July 24), Sunshine Daycare Center (July 31), Park River Firemen (August 7), Park River Fed- erated Church (August 14), Park River Gymnastics (Au- gust 21), and Park River Pool Boosters (August 28). For more information on becoming involved in the Park River's Farmers Market or for a vendor application con- tact the Walsh County Extension office at 284-6624. For schedule updates and a list of vendors, visit the mar- ket's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ ParkRiverFarmersMarket. Fund started to aid former PR family whose home was destroyed in tomado By Emily Laaveg and Allison Olimb School. Brittnee was just finishing up her County, South Dakota. Out of all the towns ture still stood it was questionable as to how of The Press freshman year at the University of North in the county, the only town hit was Wess- long. WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. -- A Dakota in 2012 when James and Terra de- ington Springs. According to the National Overall, twenty-three homes in the town benefit fund has been started for a former cided that they wanted to make a change. Weather Service winds reached upwards of were declared uninhabitable, including the Park River family whose home was declared So, James left his longtime job with 127mph. The NWS rated the tornado at an Linn's, twenty more homes were dam- uninhabitable following a devastating tor- Schwan's and they, with their children EF2, most severe being an EF2. aged, and three businesses were destroyed nado that hit the South Dakota town of Shannon and Jordan, moved to South The Linn family waited for the storm to in the town of 850. Some injuries were re- Wessington Springs. Dakota where James had family and a job clear from the safety of their basement, but ported. Luckily, there were no fatalities. James and Terra Linn moved from Park opportunity. Terra was employed at the when they emerged, their vehicles had River not long after their daughter Brittnee, Walsh County Press at that time. been destroyed, walls had been ripped LJnt] Ftltl'llq a standout Aggie volleyball and track ath- On June 18, the National Weather Serv- from their garage, the roof of the house had lete, graduated from Park River High ice issued a tornado warning for Jerauld been badly damaged -- though the struc- Col'It. poge 5 By Kellen Dobmeier of The Press GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Since the release of his book, Finding Faith in the Field, Ben Hylden has seen the audience for his story and mes- sage grow at a surprising rate. The book itself has already sold more than 2,000 copies, according to Hylden. Along with those roughly 2,000 copies sold, Hylden has also con- ducted multiple book signings in several places, including different Hugo's stores, the Park River School Library, and Ferguson Books and Media in Grand Forks, and that number continues to rise. "It has to be close to 10 signings, by now," said Hylden. Overall, the reaction to the book has been very positive. "The feed- back has been amazing, so far. I didn't really know what to expect," said Hylden. "So far, it's mostly been people telling me about how much it's impacted them with their faith or dealing with a physical setback." "People always:.s ay that they couldn't put it down, which proves to me that God inspired me and wrote through me, and that it's im- pacting people's lives." Along with the reaction to the book release, Hylden's had several other opportunities present them- selves. "Mostly speaking opportu- nities," Hylden said. "It's expanded my platform for impacting and helping more people." Speaking is something that Hylden hopes to continue to do. "That's my career, now. I want to continue to speak and help people." As far as recent speaking op- portunities, Hylden has spoken at several different places since his book release, some of which are Far- go Oak Grove High School, South Middle School in Grand Forks, Grace Free Lutheran in Edinburg, and Park River Elementary School. Hylden also has spoken at churches in Fergus Falls, Minn., a Health Careers class at Grafton High School, a Literature class at the University of North Dakota, and the Life Skills & Transition Center in Grafton. With even more speaking op- portunities on the horizon, readers who'd like to hear Hylden's message firsthand will have options about which to attend. "Coming up, I'll be speaking at a hospice group in Grand Forks, the Faith in Action "Dujour" in Cavalier in September, and at Park River Bible Camp for their Camp Worship Day on July 13," Hylden said. "rll also be speaking at a Thrivent Financial Company Retreat in Brainerd, Minn., at Hope Church in Grand Forks, as well as at church- es in Lakota and Michigan, N.D." Along with the experience of helping people, Hylden has been en- joying himself. "It's been busy, but definitely fun," Hylden said, who now has a speaking trademark: Hylden Cont. page 3 Question of the Week See page 2 Stm eounty, dub 4-t-I news See page 6 and 7 "You have to love a nation that celebrates its Independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by theWhite House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets and the flies die from happiness.You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. Erma Bombeck See page 3 See page 8