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AUGUST 2012 THE PRESS PAGE 5 enlor Photo: Larry Biri Above: During the Seniors Helping Seniors Root Beer Float Fundraiser held in Park River last week, senior citizens serving up root beer floats in Jim's Super Valu parking lot in- cluded Joann Okeson, (I-r) Beverly Anton and Adelle Hankey. Money raised from the event went to help defray the costs of expenses for the Park River Senior Citizen's Center. Meals are served at the center Monday through Friday and they make about 15 home delivered meals and 25 members eat in each day. In one year, they serve approximately 9,040 meals in Park River. Contact The /; .% !i ':dl!l'; ~! ,~,NOTICE~ FORBIDS ' Park River School Dlstrict #78 is accepting bids for' gasoline and diesel school vehicles to be filled at the pump. fuel for Each bid shall be plainly marked "Bid" and addressed to the Business Manager, Park River High School, P.O~ Box 240, Park River', ND 58270. Bids will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on August 14, 2012, in the Superintendent's Office at the Park River High School. The Board of Education reserves the right to split the bids or" to reject any or all bids and to buy to the best interest of the school. Contracts will run from September 1, 2012 to September' 1, 2013. Dated at Park River the 24m day of July, 2012. By Order of the Board of Education Rebecca Svobodny, Business Manager ) J :er I GRAFTON, N.D. -- The Walsh County Historic Preserva- tion Commission (WCHPC) and the Walsh County Historical Soci- ety (WCHS) are pleased to have Dr. Kimberly Porter as guest speaker on Monday, Aug. 13. The presentation "James J. Hill's Other Great Endeavor: The Red River Transportation Company" will be at 7 p.m. at the Chase Building, Lila Mielke Room, 516 Cooper Avenue, Grafton, ND 58237. Dr. Porter received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1995. She has been at the University of North Dakota since 1996, focusing her attention on United States history, particularly the 1877-1945 eras. Accordingly, she teaches courses in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, as well as the New Era and the New Deal. ! Dr. Porter teaches the History of North Dakota, and has published North Dakota: 1960-the Millen- nium. i With regard to research, she tb- cuses her work on matters related to rural/agricultural history and oral history. Dr. Porter is currently engaged in researching/writing a Top: International at Fort Garry biography of Henry Field, an Iowa-based entrepreneur who sold everything from wall paper to wedding rings, seed corn to spot- ted hogs, and garden seed to gaso- line. Along the way, he started one of the first privately held radio sta- tions west of the Mississippi River, unsuccessfully ran for Congress and urged Americans to thought- fully consider what was being lost with the urbanization of their ha- Photos: Submitted tion. The presentation is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Any individual requiting special accommodation (i.e alternative formatting of literature, an inter- preter, or help in accessing the fa- cility) should advise us of their needs by contacting the Red River Regional Council at 701-352-3550 or e-mail GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Northern Valley Youth Orchestras is hosting a recital by students in Dal Segno, a program in chamber music and orchestral perfbrmance for string musicians in grades 5 through 9 and features students from Grafton and Edinburg. The concert will be held Thursday, Aug 9 at 7 pm in the Recital Hall at UND's Hughes Fine Arts Center. The recital will include works by Haydn, Mozart, and others, per- * Y0nned by introductory and inter- inediate chamber music students been attending the Dal Program directors are Naomi W Ish. and Robin Riveland; addi- tional coaches are Ligia Feo de Drago, Jenny Goeke, Jeremiah Johnson, Lalangi Marasinghe, Hannah Noyes, and Karen Wyatt. Students participating in Dal Segno this year come from a num- ber of surrounding communities: Newfblden, MN: Ruby Jacobson; Plummer, MN: Sarah Quick; Thief River Falls, MN: Grace Brickson, Hannah Brickson, Lily Helm; Grafton, ND: Lilly McKay; Hills- boro, ND: Elijah Sheets; Thomp- son, ND: Cera Riveland Edinburg, ND: Mikayla Fingarson; Grand Forks, N D: Emily Anderson, Grant Anderson, Michael Anderson, Michal Baxter, Jack Bu'linan, AU- drey Chan, Darian Colgrove; Lau- ren Craig, Rachel Craig, Lauren Eickman, Claire Folson, Jessica Folson, Morgan Halliday, David Hettich, Hannah Maier, Sarah Miller, Ally Nilles, Cole Powell, Maggie Powell, Kinneri Rami, Brinna Richtsmeier, Abigail Saly- ers, Anna Shalhnan, William Smith, Shauna Stoltman, .lake Sturges, and Evan Welsh. A $3 mininmm donation is sug- gested for members of the public. Dal Segno is a project of the Northern Valley Youth Orchestras. This year, additional support has been received from Wakefield Hearing, Arioso Music Academy, Bremer Bank, Claire Givens Vio- lins, Poppler's Music, Scott's Mu- Sic, Folson Farms, and In-Prints. For inore informatiolr about Northern Valley Youth O . hestras and affiliated programs 701-213- 0310 or 66 Grow your future with an ag bank that knows you, your operation and your community. 99 If You Can't Find What You're Looking For WE'LL FIND IT FOR YOU!I '!2 Bukk @~'-""=~ I GMI::::. Hwy 17 W. or 110 W. 5th St Grafton Phone 701-352-3600 or 800-279-3083 Open 8:00 - 5:30 Mon. - Fri. & 8:00 - Noon Sat. 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