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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018 .-== == -- = .= =:~" -- =: =z =." ~ = == 2:~" --: 2z= =:~-2 2- - = 2: -- She had two big projects on her Python Management Coordinator in North Dakota, organized under the plate during the transition, one fell south Florida. North Dakota Soil Conservation through due to funding concems and His job was to work across the Districts Law enacted in 1937. the other had enough boots on the federal, state, tribal, and local levels They are organized by vote of the ground where Johnston was able to to help manage the invasive python people within the district and are step back. species, managed by a board of supervisors, "I'm doing a project with the "I enjoyed my job down there, also elected by the people. Army Corps and the county high- but I didn't enjoy living in south Soil Conservation Districts are re- way department out at Homme to Florida," Freeman added, sponsible for carrying out a program take care of some erosion in a He is not unfamiliar with the area ofsoil and water conservation on co- ravine that's out there, but Sharon as he graduated from the Universi- operating farms within the district Lipsh and her guys are doing all the ty of North Dakota with a degree in boundaries. The Soil Conservation mobilization and the installation. We Fisheries and Wildlife Biology. Pri- District is supported by charges for were far enough in that project that or to Florida he spent ten years with some services, and can levy taxes. itwas OK forme to stepout of it." the Utah Division of Wildlife Re- According to the EPA, "The The Walsh County Three Rivers sources and served as a member of 1987 amendments to the Clean Soil Conservation District employs the Utah Aquatic Invasive Species Water Act (CWA) established the three full-time employees with ad- Task Force. Section 319 Nonpoint Source Man- ditional summer hires. The directive "He can work on multiple issues agement Program. Under Section ofthe entity since it was founded is across multiple agencies," John- 319, states, territories and tribes to protect the district's resources in ston said. "He is very capable when receive grant money that supports a a way that best serves the people, it comes to sampling and that type wide variety of activities including The official mission statement of of thing. He's got a lot of experi- technical assistance, financial as- the district is "to protect our natural ence." sistance, education, training, tech- resources. We actively work in co- Though his qualifications are nology transfer, demonstration proj- operation with other agencies to im- perfect for Three Rivers Soil Con- ects and monitoring to assess the prove water quality, conserve and servation District, it was more of a success of specific nonpoint source improve soil, conserve energy and happy accident than a plan. Freeman implementation projects." improve the environment for the and his family moved to Bottineau In 2010, Homme was identified people of Walsh County and -- to be closer to family. His wife, Sara, as an impaired water body. Three more importantly -- for our future was hired as a new teacher at Park Rivers subsequently monitored the generations. Our full-time employ- River Area School and the job with conditions, met with landowners and ees are supervised by a locally soil conservation opened soon after, established a plan to apply for 319 elected board that serves as a liaison Johnston said that a big part of grant funding in order to reduce the to state and federal agencies. The this new arrangement is the evolv- phosphorus loading to the reservoir. District is your local voice for con- ing job descriptions of those with- W lsh County Three Rivers Soil servation at the state and national in the district as determined by the Conservation will be continuing levels." supervising board. The job ahead of efforts that have been established in Their goal is to provide landown- Three Rivers remains the same. the past-- staying on the frontline ers with locally based conservation She said that people saw the dirt monitoring Homme Dam for signs plans for land-- through shelterbelt blowing across the county recently of dangerous blue-green algae, of- solutions, cover crops-- and water and asked her what she was going fering trees in large scale plans for -- providing crucial water testing, to do about it. She added that many shelterbelts to individual trees for They have been able to finish sum- don't realize that the best time to backyards, offering youth education mer tree planting projects earlier this come up with a conservation plan is through the Eco Ed Tour program, month and will be getting back to 8 during the fall. and much, much more. a.m. to 4:30 p.m. summer hours. Johnston said that now that plant- Johnston invites area landowners District Watershed Technician ing season is done she will contin- throughout the district to stop by Evan Freeman joined the team at the ue efforts to seek out and apply for their Park River office on the west end of June. Freeman came to the grants to help better the district. They end of town off of Highway 17 to area fi'om Bottineau, N.D having also will be looking to provide see how they can work together to previously worked with Florida more education and outreach, ensure that the natural resources of Fish and Wildlife Conservation The Soil Conservation Distfi County will thrive for years Commission as the Interagency a legal subdivision of the State of to come. Photo: Submitted Above: 60th Class Reunion of Walsh County Agricultural School Class of 1958: Front (L to R): Jeanne Mon- son, Grafton; Ubby (Svir) Buck, Manvel; Mavis (Frovarp) Onstad, Park River; Delaine (Frovarp) Peoples, Park River; Carrie (Penas) Larson, Lompoc, CA. Midd Row: Jim Mosolf, Park River; Romona (Johnson) Moe, Everette, WA; Shirley (Jagow) Dub, Park River; Bill Kenney, Thousand Oaks, CA. Back: Harold Severson, Denver, CO; Gary McLaughlin, Lanldn; Ed Grabandd, R dne, Wl; Ronald Hunldng, Lompoc, CA; Jim Miller, Fordville; John Hobbs, Devils Lake and Harlan Larson, Park River. PAGE 1 are working on this designation and part of that is to pro- mote it, is to promote wellness, especially for children, starting with well-child visits. But obviously that's just a piece of the pie. There's many different avenues where we're going to make things a lot more child friendly in our clinic, and in our hospital, but specifically in our clin- ic. This is a big first step." "It's good for First Care and it's good for all of the other local agencies who are partnering because we of- ten overlook what people offer and what they can help with," Koenig said. First Care Health Center will be joined by Safe Kids Grand Forks, Park River Volunteer Fire Department, Walsh County Health District, Park River Volunteer Am- bulance, Walsh County Sheriff's Department, and NDSU Extension of Walsh County. Through this collaboration, each agency will have the opportunity for community outreach in one loca- don. The event is open to everyone and flee to all. Snacks and demonstrations will be offered. Sangrait added that the owner of the Park River Dairy Queen, Marl Ben- nington, even has donated treat tokens for the occasion. Local agencies will be offering information on oral hygiene and toothbrushing, medication safety infor- marion, sun safety, wellness visits, bike safety, water safe- ty, intemet safety, the county's 4-H program, fire safety for the home; registration for CPR classes and more. First Care Marketing Director Mariah Hall added that Safe Kids "will be here with a full van of kids' safety things -- From bike and multi-sport helmets to float- ies and car seats, and they will also have items avail- able for purchase." And of course, car seat check ups will be offered. Appointments for car seat check ups are available by calling 284-4682 but are not required. Join us at the Park River at the Little Park* 5:00- 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26, Join us in the park for chili cheese or plain footlong hotdogs with all the fixings, chips, a bar and water. ]I E LTftlC THE/VRE in Park River e Find us on Facebook FERDINAND will start at 6 p.m. Bring chairs, blankets 'in case of inciement weather, Market and Meal will be held at Park River Amedcan Legion Your ad goes here! Call 284-6333 today for rates. First Care Health Center's August Schedule IE]BOI]~Y ~331];;]]]S3E ]~I3B Dr. Mirza Baig, Gastroenterologist August 8, 22 ( olonoscopy, Endoscopy, Hepatic Consults) Dr. R3nald Brockman, Ophthalmologist August 21 Dr. Jason Go, Oardiologist August 16 Dr. Inder Khokha, Surgeon Every Thursday Dr. Kevin Pan,co, Oncologist August 13 Dr. Anil Potti, Oncologist August 23 Audiccare AM - Brenda Haugen August 28 Wakefield Hearing Center August 21 Richard Wakefield, BCH Mammograms, Digital August 2, 16, 30 Foot Care Clinic 9AM - 2PM August 15 Nuclear Medicine August 6 Dietitian--Christina Bata, LRD Every Thursday Physi zal Therapy Every Monday--Friday Corissa Kruse, PT, DPT, CLT; Robin Tracy, PT, ATC, CSCS; Allie Beneda, PTA Social Workers Every Monday--Friday Tina Sitzer, MSW, LSW; Emily Koenig, MSW, LCSW Shelle Berg, RN, Outpatient Care Coordinator & Clinical Health Coach : Every Monday--Friday Mental Health Therapists-- EvNyn Ayala Thursdays Jonathan Thompson Fridays C-f Scans available daily MRIs---every Wednesday Ultrasounds- Monday--Friday Bank Putting You First First United Bank has an opening for a full-time Teller/Customer Service Representative in our Park River office. Pdor bank teller, cash handling or equivalent expe- rience preferred but not required. We will Irain the dght candidate. This position requires good interpersonal skills and attention to detail. If you are interested in applying for this position, contact Joseph Fietek at: First United Bank PO Box 150 Park River, ND 58270 Phone: 701.284-7244 EOE/Equal Housing Lender/Member FDIC I I I I I ~lii Nliilliiln Valley-Edinburg District has an immediate open- ing for a middle school paraprofessional. Candidates with a background working with children preferred. Start- ing wage $13/hour. Assistant volleyball and basketball coa ing opportunities are also available to the right cam didate. Interested parties should send a letter of interest and resume to: Mitch Jorgensen, Superintendent Valley-Edinburg School District #118 4013 Euclid Ave. Crystal, ND 58222 Hove you read the today? Start or renew your subscription: In-County $34 / Out-of-County $38 / Out-of-Szate $42 RO. 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