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AUGUST 14 2013 THE PRESS PAGE 7 Big changes coming to First Care Health Center's annual Harvest Fest PARK RIVER, N.D. We've made some changes to First Care Health Center's 2013 Harvest Fest - a new date and a new location - and we're so excited about it! We're holding the 2013 First Care Health Center Harvest Fest on Friday, Sept. 13 at the Park River Col- iseum. "Giving Thanks with a Grateful Heart" is the theme of the 2013 Harvest Fest Fundraiser. Harvest Fest is sponsored by First Care Health Center with proceeds going to help purchase computed radiog- raphy equipment at First Care Health Center. Tickets are $20 and are available at: First Care Health Center; Citizens State Bank; Gate City Bank; First United Bank; Ye Olde Medicine Center; and Jim's Super Valu. The ticket price also includes a chance on $500 Park River Bucks donated by First United Bank of Park River, Adams, Grafton, and Michigan. The evening's festivities start with supper at 6:90 p.m. followed by the Basket Auction. Handcrafted items, specialty theme baskets and more will be avail- able for sale during the Basket Auction. Remember to buy your tickets for the First Care Health Center Harvest Fest held on Friday, Sept. 13 at the Park River Coliseum.  We've made some changes to First Care Health Cen- ter's 9.ol 3 Harvest Fest - a new date and a new loca- tion - and we're so excited about it! We're holding the ol 3 First Care Health Center Harvest Fest on Friday, Sept. l 5 a t the Park River Coliseum." 17f']F'f' f'- .... .- ,-.,1-,.-, 1 E- ..E =... %.L.:.L, .ff, L--- E-.=L:.C. = ($350)- Park River Volunteer Am- bulance. Birdie Level Sponsor ($100)- Agassiz Animal Hospital, Ag- Country Farm Credit, Agri Max, Butler Machinery, Byron/Paulson -Farms, Choice Financial, CHS, Inc., Citizens State Baak, D's De- signs, Edinburg Snow Sports, Farmers Union Insurance Co. Park River, FCHC Physical Therapy DepL, Flaten Potato Farm, Gate City Bank, Grafton Drug, Hall Cur- fie Lawyers, Harold's Steam Clean, Heartland Eye Care, Hoople Farm- ers Grain, Hugo's Family Market- place, John & Janice Meagher, KXPO Radio, Leon's Building Center, Inc., Lifetime Dental, Midgarden Family Clinic, Morgan Printing, Mortenson & Rygh, CPA, Nell Bemhofl -" NTB Seeds, Net- Work Center, Inc., Norman & Katherine Homberger, North Star Coop, Northdale Oil, Inc., Northern" Tier Anesthesia Assoc., Northern Plains Railroad, Park River Dental - Dr. Brian Larson & Dr. Nic B.eneda, Phyllis Hankey Schindele, Prairie Appraisal, Radiographic Technolosies, Inc., Richard Lien Fars,"S 'dD TuckiJJg/'LLc, Tollefson Funera[ Home, Tracy Laaveg, PC, True North Equip- ment, & Welch's Bakery. Winners of the Special Golf Contests: Longest drive for men: Neff Bernhoft; Longest drive for women: Brenda Nilson; Closest to the pin: Jim Praska; Longest putt: Curtis Simon; and "Divot A Chance With Citizens State Bank" contest: John Clapp. First Care Health Center would like to thank everyone for his or her part in the golf tournament, hole sponsorships, and donations. , Photo: Submitted Above: 1st Place- Park River Amublance Team (L-R) Dan Young, Cindy Staven, Darryl Hell, & Randy Mastre 2nd Place- Farmers Union Oil ' - Adams, Lankin & Milton Team (L-R) Chris & Julie Byron, Melanie & Nell Bernhoft Photo: Submitted Above: 2nd Place- Farmers Union Oil- Adams, Lankin & Milton Team (L-R) Chris & Julie Byron, Melanie & Neil Bernhoft Photo: Larry Biri Above: Joe Gullickson, operations superintendent of Walsh Grain Terminal, talks about the inside load-. ing area at the elevator to a group of farmers on the tourof the new elevator held last week lrI7" :-:-.- _-" C'-"- :_---- _r _--7: --_-_-_-_-" _-:_ __'.'r,. 7 wv lJt.k.nJtJt .,W JtL.Z.ltt V Jt .KLV.LWJt Jt llJ.Ld 1 General Manager Kelly Westby started as the elevator just recently, but he said that he has heard farm- ers will be ready anywhere from this week to three weeks out. The , late start, which was hampered by weather troubles and seeding de- lays, has left farmers waiting for their chance to start taking off the crops for the 2013 year. "It's going to be a long drug out harvest," Westby said, but they are ready for it. At-full capacity, the grain ter- minal holds 1.8 million bushels. The facility's bins reach 140-feet high arid 190-feet at the highest point of the elevator leg. The state of the art computer system allows elevator employees to control elements of the grain ter- minal's inner workings from the click of a mouse from three differ- ent locations and monitor the con- tents of each bin for both safety and quality control reasons. The truck drivers scan in and out with cards at the 110-foot en- closed scale and don't even have to get out of the truck ensuring speed and efficiency for farmers rushing to get their crop in the bin. Gullickson said that they, have the ability to move a truck from weighing-in to weighing-out in around six minutes. "Trucks can't unload fast enough," said Gullickson. "The biggest hold up is grading." By the numbers, the grain ter- minal is built for efficiency with the ability to load out 70,000 bushels an hour with a 9,000-foot loop track designed to load l l0- ,car shuttle trains. Gullickson said that their target time for loading out a train is eight hours. "Everything's made to go, go, Photo: Larry Biri Above: One of the Walsh Grain Terminal tours is silhouetted as they make there way along the tour site. Around 150 people stopped by the Open Housethat was held on Aug. 8 to meet with the staff, tour the facility, and enjoy a meal catered by Jim's Super Valu. go," Gullickson said. sure the building was settledand They completed a fill pattem last stable following construction. 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