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o L" ": 1 "i _,i" m-.. Co s,.   - ,00 ISSUE NUMBER 8 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 201 2 hea'e Students and teachers welcomed a new school year on Thursday, Aug. 23 at Park River Ele- mentary. Classmates were reunited as par- ents sent their children off to their new class- rooms. Top: Mrs. Shannon Markusen's second graders say the Pledge of Allegiance before class starts on the first day of school. Students pictured left to right are Carter Spoonland, Han- nah Larson, Julia Pic, Avery Goll. Bottom Right: Mrs. Alysha Coffman reads the book "First Day Jitters" to her new kindergarten class. Bottom Left: Kim Rost says goodbye to her son Aiden on his first day of school. For more First Day of School moments turn to page 8. The sounds of students fill the halls of Park River schools with the start of another academic year .... Photos: Larry Blri Growing Leaders: Extension looks to the future of Westem Walsh, Pembina County with leadership program PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Are you interested helping grow your community? Would you like to learn more about the businesses, organizations and services available in your re- gion? If so, please consider participating in a new program to be offered locally called Growing Leaders in Pembina and Western Walsh County. Anyone from Pembina or Walsh County ages 17 and up who want to develop their per- sonal leadership skills, learn more about the region, and work on a county-wide proj- ect that will better the region can be involved. This program will be available for up to 25 individuals across the two  Anyone from Pembina or Walsh County ages 17 and up who want to de%elo.ptheir personal skills leadership , learn more about the region, and work on a county-wide project that will better the region can-be-involved." counties beginning this Sep- tember 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 running for office or willing to serve on commit- tees within their county com- munities To increase awareness of the assets and services avail- able in the region Participants will attend eight, seven-hour sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., one day each month from September 26, 2012 to May 15, 2013 (there will not be a session in December 2012). Each session will be held at sites around Pembina and western Walsh County and involve educa- tional programming in the morning and a tour of the com- munity, local businesses, and services in the afternoon. The schedule takes participants to different communities in the region including Walhalla and the breathtaking Pembina Gorge; Park River and its suc- cessful service industries; Cav- alier and the Cavalier Air Force Station; Edinburg and its historic center; Neche and its international manufacturing businesses; Fordville and the Northern Plains Railroad; and Growing Leaders Co,ma, 1p, a,e 6 J Park River, August 191 Late- (Very late--) breMd-g news By David Larson for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The city baseball team disbanded in early August as usual. What wasn't usual was the spectacular season (final record 20-4-3) and the Gazette's mention that the team was financially successful this year, and the relative lack of out-of-town players (only four were brought in this year). The county assessor's office published the annual list of as- sessed values. Some few farmers must still have been using oxen in the fields. A 3-year-old horse was valued at $36.00, while oxen were listed at $18.00 per head. Professor Sovig, a missionary in Honan, China, will preach at Pastor Bjerke's Lutheran Church (Our Saviour's Church, but it was still known as Vaar Frelsers). Even a century ago July weather in Park River was rather variable. The hottest local July day on record occurred on July 11, 1894--97 degrees. The coldest day was July 6, 1908, when Obituaries See pae 2 Park River youth on a Mission See page "R\\;s lb,ng as dhe, m aure t, est. there wilU[ lhe 1p]nayer ibn dk,0oll:" Author Unknown Area Voices See page 5 Threshing show See Ip, a,v,e ]12