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Pase 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 Meals are subject to charge without notice EDMORB PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EDMORE) Served Daily: Skim milk, salad bar option, whole wheat products Thurs-B: oatmeal, toast, fruit L: hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, sauce, dinner roll Fri- B: cereal, sauce L: chicken burger, French fries, Cardinal beans, sauce Men- B: pancakes, fruit L: chicken nuggets, rotini, bread, pretzels, sauce Tues- B: HB eggs, toast, fruit L: beef stroganoff, carrots, dinner rolls, fruit Wed- B: cereal, sauce L: scalloped potatoes w/ham, green beans, bread, sauce FORDVILLE- LANKIN SCHOOL (FoRDVILLE) . Milk, bread, and salad bar or reg. tray are served daily. Thurs- B: French toast, syrup L: grilled ch. eese, tomato soup, crackers, fruit sauce Fri- B: scrambled eggs, toast L: baked potato bar w/assorted toppings, fruit Men- B: grilled cheese L: hamburgers w/assorted toppings, French fries, fruit cups Tues- B: raspberry croissants, assorted cereal L: scalloped potatoes, ham slices, green beans, coleslaw, fruit sauce Wed- B: scrambled eggs, toast L: reg. beef soup wfidumplhags, assorted sandwiches, fruit cups MINTO PUBLIC SCHOOL (MINTO) Ptuits, vegetables, milk, peanut butter, jelly, and bread served with aH meals. September Menu Not Available PARK RIVER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (PARK RIVER) Bread, sun butter, jelly, fruit, salad bar and milk served daily. Thurs- B: assorted WG muffins L: subs on a bun, triangle potatoes Fri- B: cereal, toast L: popcorn chicken, potato salad Men- B: omelets, toast L: sweet & sour chicken, WG rice, steamed broccoli Tues- B: sausage, egg & cheese WB biscuits L: BBQ's, beans Wed- B: WB bagels, yogurt L: turkey/bacon wraps, macaroni .salad VALLEY- EDINBURG K-4 (HoOPLE) Fl~sh veggies (lettuce, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, celery), fruit and milk served at each meal. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches offered as an alternative to the entree. Thurs- chicken burger, French fries, peas Fri- grilled cheese, tomato soup Men- hot ham and cheese, baked beans, potato chips Tues- soft shell taco, retried, beans Wed- chicken nuggets, pasta salad, corn VALLEY-EDINBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (CRYSTAL) Selad bar, fruit, milk served at each meal. Thurs- chicken/~flfredo, garlic Thurs- soft shell taco, retried beans Fri- tater tot hot dish, bread & butter Men- hot dogs, macaroni & cheese, peas Tues- beef burritos w/gravy, Spanish rice Wed- Early Dismissal turkey subs, chips, baked beans VALLEY- EDINBURG HIGH SCHOOL (EDINBURG) Bread, milk, fruit,~.e~gie bar, de.err, peanut butter and jelly served with aH meals. Thurs- chicken burger on WG bun, potato salad, chips Fri- pepperoni French bread pizza Men- chicken strips, grench fries, corn Tue~- hamburger hot dish, mixed begetables, WG roll Wed- cheese pizza, stuffed breadsficks By Allison Oiimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Classes are back in session and each and every student has a different story to share. Some worked at summer jobs, some spent their weekends at the lake, others still took advantage of summer sports leagues. For Annie Koenig of Park Riv- er, the summer brought a new kind of adventure as she spent three weeks touring Europe with the Northern Ambassadors of Music. Four hundred and seven stu- dents, who were nominated by their band and choir directors, chose to take their musical talents abroad in this international opportunity. "We were the biggest group that they'd ever had," said Annie who was one of 185 choh: students in the group. They also had a jazz band and two concert bands take part in the ex- perience. Annie, now in her senior year at Park River Area High School, re- ceived a letter in the mail labeled "Northern Ambassadors of Music Choir Trip" toward the end of her sophomore year. "I really didn't know what it was about," Anr i.'e said. "So, I talked with my choir teacher and she said be- cause I'm so involved in music she nominated me for this trip." Northern Ambassadors take a group of students to Europe every two years as a part of Voyageurs In- ternational. According to their web- site, "Voyageurs International is a Colorado-based company organ- ized in 1970 to take American stu- dents and their music to audiences abroad." Annie explained that there are ambassador groups across the coun- try, but this particular one is com- prised of students from Montana and North Dakota. The adventure began on July 5 at North Dakota State University. An- nie went to Fargo where she would meet the rest of her fellow travelers. She said that of the group there were a few familiar faces as she knew two girls from Graflon, Alaina Droog and Hailey Suda, and one from Cavalier. They spent three days in Fargo memorizing and rehearsing the 15 songs they would be performing be- fore putting on a farewell concert. "The songs we sang, most of them weren't in English. We sang a lot of African pieces, some Latin, basilicas to cathedrals -- that were acoustically ideal. "You'd finish a note and then the note would keep going for another five seconds, she said. "You got goosebumps every time." At the end of some of the bigger performances, she said, "we all got together and did 'America the Beau- tiful' with the band and the choir." Though there were only a hand- ful of scheduled performances that did not mean they were limited. An- nie said that sometimes they would be touring a place and all of a sud- den the choir director would have everyone line up. "I remember in Venice we were just in the town square and we just started singing and the crowds gath- ered," she said. "Everyone loved it." Annie said she has been in- volved in band and choir and com- petitions and honor choirs though out her years at Park River and it was a real honor to be selected for this op- portunity. "Once we decided to actually go on this trip it took a long time for it to sink in, she said. "Ever now Photo: Submitted sometimes I think 'Did I actually do Above: Annie and Betty Koenig take a scenic walk around Lake Geneva in. Swilzerland as a part of the Norlh- that?" One of the best moments, her em Ambassadors of Music. Annie was nominated by her choir director to be a part of lhe choir. Betty chose to mother shared with her, was the go on the trip as an adult baveler. peacefulness of Switzerland. They French and some songs were just The first stop was England. They to see the Broadway musical,"Phan- took an hour-long hike around Lake noises," Annie said. "It wasn't bor- made their way through London; tom of the Opera." Geneva. ing pieces by any means; it was all Paris, France; Cranz-Montana, "That was one of the top three "It wasn't as hectic as Paris or pretty exciting." Switzerland; Vaduz, Liechtenstein, stops in the entire trip," she said. London. It wasn't cramped like Annie said that though she was Seefeld, Austria; Venice, Italy; and Due to heightened security and that," Annie said. "You felt like you the only student from Park River, she Rothenburg, Germany. terror threats, the performance in were with nature out there." was not alone, her mother, Betty Annie's passion for history Paris was canceled but they still got 'q'qowlfeellikelkindofgotlike Koenig, went along as an adult piqued her interest in anticipation of to take in the sights of the city in- the traveling fever ljust want to look traveler, the trip. cluding the Louvre Museum, which up more places to see where I can "Once we got on the trip I was "I'm German, so I was really ex- is the world's largest museum and a get to in the world," Annie said. pretty glad she was there," Annie cited about Germany." historic monument in Paris, France She already is looking forward to said. There were performances of 'q'hat was one highlight of Paris," the cultural trip she will be taking Annie said that her grandmoth- course, but they also had a day trip Annie said. "You could spend er, Betty's mother, had fallen ill in to Dachau, the first of the Nazi con- months there and you wouldn't see next year as a member of the Span- February prior to the trip and they centration camps opened in Ger- everything." ish class, but the experiences she had did not know if things were going many, intended to hold political Traveling across several coun- as a member of the Northem Am- go as planned, prisoners, tries, there was some culture shock bassadors of Music will stay with her "She ended up passing away the The Northern Ambassadors of involved, for a long time to come. week before," Annie said. Music program coordinated all of the "Each culture, each place is so "Obviously there's a lot of con- The trip became a special mem- transportation, hotels, two meals a different from one another," she said flicts going around in the world right ory shared by mother and daughter, day, and tickets to everywhere, explaining how some were much now and social barriers and things She said traveling the world was "You'd never be able to do a trip , more welcoming~han others. "Every likethat, but when you're all together a dream theyshared that they like this on your own, it was well country we had to leam basic phras- in one room you kind offorget about er quite thought would come trur. worth the money," Annie said. es and how their currency works." it because you're all enjoying the "When we first boarded the plane Much of their time overseas was "1 was surprised. I thought we same song," she said. "It doesn't on the international flight, we both dedicated totaking in historical, cul- were going to sing almost every day even have to be in your language or started to cry a little bit,"Annie said tural, and artistic experiences, but we didn't," Annie said. Each of there's, you can all just sit there and adding that at that moment it was all One of the biggest highlights for the planned performances were at kind of be one without worrying becoming real. Annie was in London when they got impressive locations -- from big about anything else." Park North Dakota By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. Kindness is spreading! Nanci Wil- son, a morn from Minto who works in Graflon, took the first step in kicking off Graflon North Dakota Rocks and Minto North Dakota Rocks. Now, as of Sept. 1, a new Facebook page has been launched-- Park River North Dakota ROCKS. "As of right now. I started it in Minto, spread into Grafton, and now to Park River. I always hide rocks in that community to get them started," Nanci said. The concept came from the Kindness Rocks Project. Start- ed by life coach Megan Murphy. "I realized that the passers- by on my walk were probably there for the same reason that I was. My morning walks became my designated time for in- trospection and insight. I walked each morning to 'clear my head' from my persistent thoughts and to tap into deeper in- sight. I often times found myself looking for signs and mes- sages along the way, such a heart shaped rocks or a pieces of rare sea glass. When I stumbled upon them, I would see it as a sign that my question had been answered and I was on the right path. This truly made me feel at ease and happy. That was when I had the idea (more like an epiphany) to paint and drop inspirational messages on beach rocks for others to stum- ble upon. Maybe my rock would be the message that they need- ed for encouragement. It tums out...I was fight, thus The Kind- ness Rocks Project was bom!" Murphy said.. The project has two goals: Goal # 1: Inspire others through randomly placed rocks along the way. Goal #2: Recruit every person who stumbles upon it to join in the pursuit of inspiring others.through random acts of kind- ness. Photo: Submitted Left: Rocks lee Ibis have been hidden around Park River pro- meting community and kindness. Nanci said that she read an article about the project and thought "how simpleand also why aren't we doing this! "Par- ticipants paint rocks and then hide them. The goal is that some- one will take a photo with the rock, post it to the Facebook group, and either rehide or make more, creating an ongoing cycle of random moments of kindness. "You never know who needs that rock," Nanci said. "Kind- ness is powerful! Plus it gets families involved!" She said that painting rocks, as well as finding them has become a real bonding experience between her and her son. The best part is that getting involved is simple. "There is no wrong way. We use spray paint to create a col- orful base. Some people use chalk paint and acrylic paint. Paint markers are easy .as well. The only must is to seal them with either mod podge or a spray sealant. That way your creations don't fade!" she said. "We write on our rocks with Sharpies!" Rocks can be created with characters, shapes, designs, or business names, sports teams or more. Nanci chooses to spread messages of inspiration. "My favorite rock says 'keep purpose constant'. That's my favorite quote. Its such a gentle reminder to put your best en- ergy forward, daily," she said. It is an everyday scavenger hunt that promotes the com- munity. By sharing through social media and participating through rehiding or creating more rocks to share, the fun con- tinues on. To find them, one must simply keep their eyes open. "That's half the fun! Stumbling upon the rocks in your day to day moments," Nanci said. 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