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.... * . ........... .... : .... : ...... ...... 4 .,. ............... : .... , : .... ' .: :,.: ": .: :2 : ...... :: PAGE 6 THE PRESS JULY 11, 2012 Park River Farmer's Market held the first event of the sea- son on Thursday, July 5. The market is held every Thursday throughout the summer offer- ing shoppers a chance to pur- chase fresh garden items as wells as some baked goods and crafts. Following the 5:30 p.m. market each week will be entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. A different entertainer sponsored by area businesses will perform each week. Watch the Press for schedules. Top Left: Meadowlark Gardens had a brisk business selling their tomatoes at the first farmers market in the Park River down- town park Thursday. Vera Loewen and her daughter Jana were working the table at the market. Bottom Left: The Prairie Chicks entertained the crowd at the farmers market. The group sang bluegrass, country, folk and old time mu- sic. Members are (I-r) Barb Kaspraick, Nellie Shutt and Mary Kovarik. Right: Brianna Novak is all smiles as she holds a armful of baked good bought from one of the ven- dors at the Park River Farmers Market Thursday at the Little Park. J On dh e ]r,o,,a a tim,,,,,, Sixth annual Antique Tractor Ride schedule LANKIN, N.D. -- Shine up 701-331-1005 to pre-register and your antique tractors and take them lbr more information. down the road to Lankin, N.D., tbr Registration starts at 7 a.m., the sixth annual Antique Tractor drivers meeting at 9:30 a.m., leave Ride being held Saturday, July 21. Lankin at 9:45 a.m. and stop at the Tile ride is for everyone with Dave and Guy Praska farm for a pit tractors 1960 and older. Drivers are stop, arrive at the Top Hat in Pisek ask&t to meet in Lankin between for a flee-will noon meal, leave 7:00 find 9..30, to participate in Pisek at 1 p.m. and arrive back in the s'i'xth annual tractor fide from Lankin around 3 p.m. after another Lankin to Pisek, which is a 10-mile pit stop at the Praska farm. ride each way. There is a $10 entry Drawings for door prizes will fee per tractor driver, which in- be 30 minutes after an-icing back in cludes the evening meal, beverage Lankin. Winners need to be pres- and special door prizes, ent. Following the drawings, an This event was started six years evening meal will be served at the ago with there being 44 tractors Lankin fire hall for all drivers, rid- the first year, 66 the second, 88 the third, 102 the fourth, and 85 the ers, and the public. There will be a fifth. Event organizers, Francis and $6.50 charge for non-drivers and Marilyn Praska, hope to have a public and $3 for chikh;en under 12. The menu includes bologna, successful turnout again this year. Drivers and tractors come from scalloped potatoes, baked beans, as tar as Calilbmia, Iowa, Kansas, buns, watermelon, homemade South Dakota, and Minnesota.donuts and cookies. Prizes are given for the oldest and Also on Friday, July 20, a youngest drivers, and most unique potluck supper will be held at the decorated trailer or hayrack this fire hall at 7 p.m. for anyone inter- year. ested followed by a parade of the Hayracks are available for any- tractors already brought to Lankin. one, young and old, to ride on. Camping is available. Music can be heard playing on the Everyone is encouraged to racks and a lot of visiting going come and enjoy the weekend in on. Note: Riders nmst register this Lankin. year plus a $1 fee will be charged. Breakfast will be served at the Anyone interested please call local cat6 on Saturday morning Francis Praska at 7011-593-6155 or starting at 7 a.m. GRAND FORKS, N.D.--Rural and public health providers, vol- unteers and organizations were rec- ognized recently with awards. The North Dakota Public Health Association presented four awards: Public Health Worker of the Year to Lisa Clute, First District Health Unit; Minot, and Haley Thorson; Gland ,Forks Public Health. ...... ' " Outstanding Service Awardto Connie Griffin, Bismarck Burleigh Public Health, and Jim Heckman, First.District Health Unit, Minot. The North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program's Making a Difference Award went to First Care Health Center in Park River This award has been designed tbr Critical Ac- cess Hospitals that are able to demonstrate that a program or serv- ice originally funded or supported with Flex funds is still making a difference to the comnmnity and service areas. The Dakota Conference on Ru- ral and Public Health planning committee presented three awards: The Outstanding Rural Health Professional award was presented to Darrold Bertsch, Sakakawea Medical Centel, Hazen. This award is presented to a health care pro- fessional located in rural North Dakota who has demonstrated leadership in the delivery of rural F()REST RIVER'S FRIDA Y; JUIN 13, 2012 Activities begin with a Parade at 1:00 pm (Contact Brian Schani[ec at 701-248-3261 to Enter) *Art entries MUST be in staging area south of the Elevator by Noon* 2:00 pm Train Rides (board train at south end of town) 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM FR Farmer's Elevator Open House 2:00.4:00pm Dakota Dutchman Band Face Painting Bouncy Houses Ice Cream Social Kids games Historical Display , ..... Hockey Museum 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Volleyball & Ladder Golf Must be signed up by 1:00 PM Sign up sheet at Tom's Lounge ....... .... 5:00 - 8:00 Country Smokehouse B 8:00 - 1:00 am Street Dance Featuring Past Due Admission charge Dusk - Fireworks Display I 'ood & Beverage ve,ld ors , vil ! be o pell th rough ou t, tl e d ay an d during lhe slreet dance 2:30 - 4:00 pm Midway School opmi m,d available |(:)I" loll rs. lake us on I 'acebook! "Fo rest Rive ; N D 2(:) 12 Quasquicen tennial Celebration" ..... ::.?( : :~4- "5" :~ ; ..... :L : 4 , 2~:~:,~, f~ Above: First Care Health Center CEO Louise Dryburgh accepts :the Making a Difference Award on behalf of Park River's hospi- tal at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health. (Pho- tos: Submitted) health services. Rural Health Provider award is pre- ; The Outstanding Rural Health sented to a health care clinician Provider award recipient wasAlan whose practice is in rural North R. Lindemann, physician for the Dakota and has unselfishly made Harvey Clinic. The Outstanding an important contribution to their Sign up for SecurelT Plus before July 31 and get the first 3 months FREE! commtmity and area. This award is considered to be a lifetime service award for a rural health care provider. The Outstanding Rural Health Volunteer award went to Gayle Sclmeibel, volunteer for Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby and Slfirley Flieth, front desk .vol- unteer and auxflmry member fit Ja es own Reglonal Medical en- ter. The Outstanding Rural Health Volunteer award recognizes the contributions made by a colmnu- nity person who has volunteered to contribute their energy, time, and ,skill toward the betterment of tara! health care. The awards are presented annu- ally as part of the Dakota Confer- ence on Rural and Public Healtl which is facilitated by the Center for Rural Health at The University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sc enceg This year's conference was hel May 30 - June 1 in Grand Forks, The Dakota Conference is a joint effort by Altm Health System of Grand Forks; North Dakota PuN lic Health Association; North Dakota Rural Health Associatio UND College of Nursing: and the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences' Center for Rural Health and Department of Famil) and Community Medicine. ii