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i  .7 %-z- k SINGLE COPY $I.00 VOL. 132" ISSUE 2" PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JULY 16,2014 i  :: i LANKIN, N.D. -- Lankin, N.D., was host to the seventh Antique Tractor Ride on Saturday, July 5. There were 50 tractors registered with a total of Drivers registered from 29 cities and 5 States -- North Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Minnesota. Over 150 people gathered at the Lankin Legion following the ride to visit, eat a pork and dumpling meal served by the Silver Dollar Caf6 and door prize drawings were awarded. The youngest driver was Brian Sisk, 13 from St. Thomas and the oldest driver was Hamilton Hurtt, 83, from Hoople. Driver from the farthest was Kay Ondracek from Medanales, N.M. Most decorated trailer was Gary Askim family from Park River. Dave Praska was given a sPecial gift for allow- ing the ride to stop at the Praska farm for the past seven rides for an enjoyable break and pit stop. Photos: Larry Biri Top: Approximetly 50 tractors leave Lankin Saturday morning heading east on the Slow Tractor Ride. Bottom Left: David Olson needed a little push and a incline to drop the clutch and get his tractor started as it quit going up a hill. David did get it restarted to join up with the parade. Bottom Right: Greg Skibicki watches as his son Evan steers on a stationary tractor before the start of the Slow Tractor Ride in Lankin Saturday. FII Solutions presents Park River t with f.acility findings: Secttrity, space concen00 top list By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVERI N.D. -- Park River Area School District held a special board meeting on Wednesday, July 9 to discuss the findings of a recent comprehensive district facility as- sessment as a part of the school's long-range planning process required by North Dakota Century Code. FJJ Solutions was hired by the school board to look at the school from every angle, taking into account the age of each section of the building, the measurements of the class- rooms, the access to natural light, and right down to the number of outlets, as well as the wants and needs of the students, staff, com- munity stakeholders, board and administration. Through a series ofprioritization workshops, Dave Bergeron and Glenn Chiodo gathered in- put regarding current state of as well as the fu- ture of PRAS. Out of all of the groups they found that the PRA Assessment Cont page 6 Walsh County Health District Completes Community:00eeds Assessment on Underage and Adult Bh ge Drin] ring Based on these results, Walsh County Health District is now beginning to develop a plan to guide efforts towards addressing GRAFTON, N.D. --As part of the Strategic Prevention Frame- work State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG), Walsh County Health Dis- trict completed a community-lev- el Needs Assessment centered on underage drinking and adult binge drinking. The purpose of this Needs Assessment is to deter- mine how and where to focus prevention efforts in addressing these problems in the community. Walsh County Health District gathered, reviewed and summa- rized community data surrounding alcohol-related crashes, alcohol- related arrest rates, .youth and adult alcohol consumption and factors that contribute to these issues. The priorities identified through this process are alcohol re- lated crashes, adult drinking and driving, youth and adult binge drinking and youth drinking. Dr/nk/ng Cont page 6 n K1 Cheers! path expansion fundraiser to ieature wine tasting event By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The PR Bike Path Expansion Fund will be hosting their second fundraiser of the year. A wine tasting will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at the Park River Legion. "We will be having a somme- lier from Happy Harry's Bottle Shop to help us host The Favorite Eight Wine Tasting," said Natal- ie Cameron, who along with Lind- say McMillian is organizing fundraising efforts for this project. The cost will be $20 per person and it will feature four white wines and four red wines. The cost also will include a wine glass and a lesson in wine pairing 101. "Come learn the basics of wine and how to pair your favorites with the rights foods to enhance your taste bud experience," said Cameron. She added that early registration encouraged "to ensure we have more than enough wine for every- one." Those wishing to attend are en- couraged to call or text Linsday 701-360-3044 or Natalie 701- 370-9770. All proceeds will be donated to the PR Bike Path Expansion Fund. The expansion project is a part of a dream Joel Hylden of Park River is working on to expand the existing bike path. Wine Tasting Cont page 6 Question of the Week See page 2 Seaes See page 7 'This big-wheeled wide load ain't goin' any faster. So just smile and wave and tip your hat, to the man up on the tractor." Craig Morgan Conne00ngVe00 and Jobs See page 3 aknkr of  See page 8