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I 57" /'-4 7: C~-3 "- b < 0,'~ m2 _-a m .... PY $1 .OO ISSUE NUMBER 7 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013 Photo: Larry Biri St. Gianna's Ma- ternity Home in Warsaw, N.D. began the year- long celebration to mark 10 years of giving expectant moth- ers a safe place to go. The home kicked off their anniversary cel- ebration with an opening Mass on Saturday, Aug. 17 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Warsaw. Left: A large crowd makes there way from the St. Stanislaus Church to the Gianna's Mater- nity Home. The statue is of Gi- anna Beretta Molla, an Italian pediatrician who was made a Catholic Saint in 2004 because she sacrificed her life so her fourth child could be born safely in 1962. For more pho- tos from the cel- ebration kick off turn to the back page. PARK RIVER, N.D. From March through June, Gate City Bank donated$291,400 to organizations across North Dakota and western Minneso- ta as part of its ongoing com- mitment to support local com- munities and causes. Local donations included contributions to First Care Health Center and Park River Figure Skaters. Gate City Bank also made donations to statewide organi- zations including the Alzheimer's Association, Amer- ican Foundation for Suicide Prevention, American Red Cross, American Cancer Soci- ety, Boy Scouts of America Northern Lights Council, Hunt- ington's Disease Society of America, Make-A-Wish, ND Firefighter's Museum, ND Spe- cial Olympics, and ND Teen Challenge. Breaking News 9 By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. i Per- formers at the Opera House: Olav Thorshaug, Norwegian dancer. He holds the world and grand championship Jer- sey cows in both classes. Rev. Currie is the vicar of the local Episcopal Church President Wilson named JJ Dougherty as the Park River record for the "Hallingkast" postmaster. with a kick of 9 feet. [LookSO Huseth of Great Falls this up on YouTube!] AlsoMontana returned home after a participating ,_will be Nils visit, o Borge, Europe s best 8-string violin player. La te la tO 54 prizes for Currie's herd. (CostlIl&r e" 3 Including the championship By Emily Laaveg of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Since a survey was sent out last March, a committee has been created to head the plan of restoring and updating the Lyric Theatre in Park River. They have named this project The Lyric Continues, or TLC. At the last meeting, held Aug.. 15, committee members made it clear that they wanted to raise $100,000. They are planning on spending half of this money on the new sound and projection equipment, and the other half will go towards making the Lyric more handicapped accessible. Once they have gotten the $50,000 needed for the projection equipment, the.y will open the Lyric Theatre again. According to acting chairman Tom Larson, they currently have about $25,000 in both cash and promises. They are hoping to have all of the money they need for the projection equipment by the first of December. This July, the committee set out a brochure at the Aggie Alumni Ban- quet as a fundraiser, which gave in- ] N.--_c0 EXISTIN~ J,ANiT~ i CLOSET 5T,AIF~5 I .... % ....... i NELU : ,: 1"1/I.9 : 7 :[3:i-.! NEW M/W ' C~T ! NEW DOOR ~f LOCATION IN Plans courtesy of Leon's Building Center Above: Updates to the Lyric Theatre include the transi- tion to a more handicapped accessible facility. formation about what needed to be done and how a person could do- nate to the cause. There are several levels of dona- tions for the ongoing fundraiser. Ac- cording to the brochure, the contri- bution levels include: Buy a seat - $100 Bronze contributor- $501.-$500 Silver contributor- $501 -$2,000 Gold contributor - $2,001- $5,000 Platinum contributor - greater than $5,000 There were also several new fundraising ideas discussed at last Thursday's meeting. One idea that was immediately acted on was the creation of a sepa- rate fundraising committee. Some ideas for this new committee include sponsoring a meal at the Farmers Market on Aug. 29. Another plan is to send out a mass mailer around the area. The idea of futxdraising at the Park River Area School by hav- ing a competition with a free movie Movie picks from the pool See pa,ge 2 Class of '65 celebrates See page' 6 "la,\lll o unr &re,areas ,oaua come lUtnule>, II ]htax, e the ,conuur, ai e 1Uhtelmt,, to 1p, u rsue '" " Walt Disney Misialek memorial picnic set See pag, e 6 Back to school: Lunch Menus See paR,',e'9