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S Co &apos;: < '-- INGLE P'  : .: ISSUE NUMBER 4 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1,2012 Dust off the combine, it's harvest time Harvest officially has kicked off in the region. Some farmers have polished off winter wheat harvest and have moved into hard red spring wheat harvest. This spring dry condi- tions allowed for planting to get un- derway sooner than in previous years. Though, much of the country has been experiencing drought-like condi- tions, the Wheat Quality Council has stated that the re- gion's wheat fields have not suffered as much as producers feared. Right: The O'Toole boys don't have far to go to get to the elevator while harvesting this field. Kelly O'Toole un- ...... _loads his combine while Casey O'Toole drives along in the grain cart in this 60- acre winter wheat field encircled by the railroad loop that goes to the Crystal grain elevator, C,o,ulNl yo,u be ,at c,o,]nnunnuunnti00%v leader?' Area program seeks participants PARK RIVER, N.D. --Are you interested in gaining new skills to help your community grow and prosper? Would you like to learn more about the businesses, organizations, and services available in this county? If so, please consider participating in the Growing Leaders in Pembina and Walsh Counties program. Anyone from Pembina or Walsh County ages 17 and up who want to develop their personal leadership skills, learn more about Pembina and Walsh counties, and work on a county- wide projects that will better the region can be involved. This program will be available for up to 25 individuals across the two counties be- ginning in September 2012. The overall ob- jectives of the program are: To build confidence and leadership skills for Pembina and Walsh County residents. To increase the number of individuals run- ning for office or willing to serve on committees within Pembina and Walsh County communi- ties. To increase awareness of the assets and services available in Pembina and Walsh County. Participants will attend eight, seven-hour ses- sions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., one day each month from Sept. 25, 2012 to May 28, 2013 (there will not be a session in December 2012). Each ses- sion will be held at sites around Pembina and Walsh County and involve educational pro- gramming in the morning, and a tour of the community, local businesses, and services in the afternoon. A major part of the program is leadership ed- ucation, which will take place in the morning of each meeting date. Educational topics will in- clude: learning your behavioral style, under- standing your community's assets, managing conflict, parliamentary procedure, ethical deci- sion-making, effective communication and pub- lic relations, and legal and financial issues for decision makers. The second major part of the program is in- creasing awareness of the assets and services available in the two counties. The afternoon of each meeting date will be spent touring sites in the host community to increase this awareness first-hand. In March, 2013, participants of the Growing Leaders in Pembina and Walsh Counties pro- gram will travel to Bismarck for two days to tour the State Capitol and ND Heritage Center and meet many North Dakota State agency staff members. Because knowing and understanding what happens at the state level is critical in many of our decisions at the local level, the Growing Leaders program will provide this travel oppo|-unity to participants. Please contact Kari Helgoe, NDSU Exten- sion, Walsh County (701-284-6624 or kari.l.hel- or Helen Volk-Schill, NDSU Extension, Pembina County (701-265-8411 or for more infor- mation or a registration form. Support has been received for this program, but a tuition fee is still required. The class size is limited so please register early. The deadline for registration is September 7, 2012. Photo: Larry Biri Park River Community Endowment Fund awards spring grants PARK RIVER, N.D. -- At the July 2, 2012 Advisory Board meeting of the Park River Community Endowment Fund, grants totaling $6,125 were awarded to five local or- ganizations. Those receiving funds include: $1,300 to First Care Health Center for pul- monary function testing equip- ment; $2,400 to the Park River Fire Department toward the purchase of automated extri- cation cribbing; $1,500 to Sun- shine Kids Center to purchase a new computer and software; $775 to Happy Hour Senior Citizens to repair and clean carpet, repair air conditioner and purchase towel dispensers; $150 to Park River Public School for a memorial schol- arship in the name of Chris Rostvet. Since 1983, the Park River Community Endowment Fund has strived to meet its mission of improving the quality of life for citizens of Park River and the surrounding area. Each year, the Advisory Board does this by making grants to or- ganizations in the community for worthwhile projects. "We use income generated from the Endowment Fund to make the grants", said Advisory Board Chair Dan Stenvold, "Over the years, we have given more than $110,000 in grants and each year that amount in- creases". The Advisory Board will host a second round of funding to take place in the PRCEF Grant Con. l,ge,,..g Carlson's tenture as AOA president ends PARK RIVER, N.D. Dori M. Carlson, O.D., of Park River, N.D., assumed the of- rice of immediate past-presi- dent of the American Opto- metric Association at their annual meeting held in Chicago, IL on June 30, 2012. Dr. Carlson was the first woman to serve as AOA pres- ident and was first elected to the board in June 2004. During her tenure on the AOA Board, Dr. Carlson Photo: Submitted served as liaison to many dif- ferent committees and project teams. Most notably she was instrumental in developing the School Readiness Summit: Fo- cus on Vision which evolved in to a Joint Statement signed by thirty different organizations calling for a comprehensive eye exam to be the foundation of children's vision care. This Carlson Mouthwatering watermelon See page,  Fishing for winners See page, 5 "][f you wait ]unntil dhe wiindl aun,dl dhe \\;ealdhler ,aue just right, you will[ never 1pl,aunt ,mytlhtibnl ,rod ne\\;er h,aur,et ,myIdhibng"' Ecclesiastes H: 4 Tick check See paKe 4 Legion ball results See' pa,,'e, 6