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JULY 13, 2011 THE PRESS ' PAGE 5 Park River Park Board hosted the first annual Stars and Stripes Babe Ruth Tournament July 1 in Park River. The tournament featured teams from Park River, Grafton, Devils Lake and Grand Forks. The four teams competed for top honors. Left: Ben Thompson went on to pitch and field the Park River Babe Ruth team to a 12-2 win over Devils Lake. Park River went on to win the championship of the Babe Ruth Tournament in Park River. Above: Esten Beneda slides safely into second base. The Park River Babe Ruth team went on to down Devils Lake 12-2. Baseball program builds a future By Caylee Hunter of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. Good things are happening in Park River Baseball, according to Babe Ruth Coach Brent Zimmerman. This summer, the teams have held their own in games and tournaments. Zimmerman said that it has taken a couple years to get the program built back up, but it is now well on its way to being a respectable, structured program with some direction. "I'm pretty optimistic about where this program is going," said Zimmerman. There are several people that have been working behind the scenes to improve PR Baseball, including the move toward forming a Baseball Boosters Board. Several community leaders have stepped up and his life wishing he was 7 years old again; to do it all over. This should be the direction of the Park River Baseball Program," said Zimmerman. Currently, the Cal Ripken 10U League has two teams, with them respectively being placed at No. 1 and No. 2. The 12U is doing very well also, as they are currently in their third year of being undefeated in a league game. The Babe Ruth team is 4-2 in the league, with a good chance of winning the league this year. As for the tournament that was held during the Fourth of July weekend, Zimmerman said they definitely would do it again next year because teams from all over want to play. Zimmerman hopes to provide year-round training for the players in the future. For now, he coaches all ages m a baseball camp that starts in late April and goes until the beginning of the Park Board season. expressed interest in boardpositions.- ........... "This spring training allows t]xemto-get a jump on the, "I remember my grandfather and his unwavering : other teams. interest in anything baseball related. He rived baseball, "Park River is producing excellent players and has played it till he was 45, and spent the next 50 years of become the town to beat," said Zimmerman. IG, rowihntg a co]nnunnmunLii W event Park giver Farmer's Market to open July 21 PARK RIVER, N.D. The Park River Farmer's Market will begin its season Thursday,,July 21, 2011 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Little City Park located at 4th Street W. and Harris Avenue S. The Farmer's Market will be located in the southwest comer of the Little Park. A variety of products will be available, including: fresh produce, homemade baked goods, canned goods, fresh eggs, and crafts. Britt Jacobson, one of the event organizers stated, "We are very excited about the interest shown in the Farmer's Market by both vendors and customers." Jacobson serves on the planning committee with Ruth Jelinek from First Care Health Center and Bradley Brummond of the Walsh County ExtEnsion Service. The Park River Farmer's Market will run Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. through September 15, and perhaps longer if there is interest from vendors and customers. In case of inclement Above: Gall Kartes of rural Edinburg in her garden where she is growing variety of produce to sell at the Park River Farmer's Market. (Photo: Submitted) weather, the Farmer's Market will take place at the Fair Building. Each week there will be a theme for the Farmer's Market with the first week being the Grand Opening. According to planning committee member Ruth Jelinek, "It is our goal to make this a community event, not just a market." Additional vendors from the area are welcome, but all vendors must pre-register. Non-profit organizations interested a booth for a one-time bake sale or craft sale are also welcome. For more information, contact Britt Jacobson at 284-6000. Wild Delight Nyjer Seed Ruckers Candies t5% OFF Above: The Park River Park District had a beautiful day to hold their first annual Red, White and Blue Co-ed Sand Volleyball tournament on Saturday, July 2. A total of eight teams participated. Major Ace Holes took 1st place and received 100 dollars for their win. Park Board sand volleyball tournament a hit The Rave took 2nd place, Raw Dogs took 3rd placeand Bad Aces took 4th place. Sherry Currie was the tournament official and administrator and Todd Kjelland was announcer. Walsh County Historic Preservation Commission to present speaker on Depression-Era Buildings GRAFTON, N.D. Architectural Historian and NDSU professor Steve Martens will make a 45-minute slide presentation to the July 18 public meeting of the Walsti County Hfst0ric Preservation Commission. The meeting will be held at the Chase Building (just north of the historically-important Walsh County Courthouse) at 516 Cooper Avenue, Grafton and will start at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend, and to participate in a follow-up question and answer session to share local knowledge about these buildings. There is no cost for attending, and refreshments will be served. Professor Martens will show photos of depression-era federal work relief buildings, emphasizing those in the northeastern counties of North Dakota. His talk will emphasize the impact those projects had on economic recovery and renewal of hope. in rural communities during the Depression years Depression-era buildings and landscapes tell a story about the importance of work in sustaining communities. Based on findings from a year- long research project sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, this slide presentation will illustrate the rich variety of buildingo,,in North Dakota accomplished finder the "alphabet soup" of work relief programs in the 1930s (,WPA, CCC, CWA, PWA). Particular emphasis will be given to public buildings and water conservation projects in the northeastern counties of the state. Local buildings will be discussed in terms of their history and cultural Significance in the context of the Depression-era, focusing on opportunities for future research to add to our understanding. The underlying lesson in these durable, regionally- distinctive buildings has much to do with their embodiment of community and productive work as essential human values. LATE-LATE CONTINUED FROM w t baseball games (for a purse of $100 each), 10-0 and 2-1 over Minto and Langdon. The fireworks, as always, concluded the celebration. The real attraction of the day, however, was the "aeroplane" flight. [I'll have a full description of the misadventures of PR's first plane flight next week.] One of the biggest attractions on the Fourth was a demonstration of the Rumely Oil Pull engine, a huge traction engine. It used kerosene for fuel, and was oil- cooled, and generated from 30 to 60 horse power. It was capable of pulling l0 141 stubble plows or of rtmning the largest separator ever made. On the eighth of the month the local nine was scheduled to play against "The Colored Keystones", who were reputed to be the fastest aggregation of colored bah players in the country. The paper didn't can T any report of the results. Walter Dougherty had his face covered in bandages. He was operating a gasoline plowing outfit in Vesta Township, when one of the chains connecting the plow to the tractor broke and grazed his face. PAGE 1 Louis McPherson was reappointed janitor of the public school. Bames' Big Wild Animal Show was scheduled for 2 performances on July 26. There were to be three rings of performing wild animal including one of the two troupes of performing Bengal tigers in the entire world. The other performs for the Maharajah ot Ceylon. In their 4-column, half-page ad the Animal Show claims to have 300 wild animals, including Russian bears that ride on horseback Banker Karl Farup left for New York City. There he will board the steamship Oscar II for Christiania (Oslo). He will be gone six weeks and will spend some time with his daughter Irena (Rena), who has been studying in Berlin, and will be spending some time in Norway during the summer. The July 28 issue notes that sortie winter wheat and rye harvesting has started. 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