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#M L!' 9: 0 ,ZO .-4 09 SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 132 IssuE 10 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA i i WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10,2014 i i i Putt/ng the pieces .... together : 1 By Allison.Olimb Quilt Bingo raises more than $7,000 for AItru Hospice00 Camp Good Mourning Photos: Larry Biri Left: Joan Swartz hangs the "Broken Glass" quilt donated by Lucy Knoll of Stephen, Minn. Knoll has donated a number of quilt tops through the years that have been completed with the help of businesses and individuals who have "adopted" them. Top Right: Camp Good Mourning Director Sue Mairs hands out one of the many prizes from Quilt Bingo. Participants had the chance to win quilted items through bingo games or they had the option to purchase raffle by the yard tickets. Bottom Left: Missy Moen gets help from her daughter McKenzie, 5, at Quilt Bingo. Potato Bowl Ambassadors represent UND and Park River in 2014 event uate of Winona Senior High School in Winona, Minn., were named as the 2014 Potato Bowl Ambassadors. Ben is the son of Ron and Jen- nifer Thompson of Park River and is attending the University of North Dakota this fall pursuing a Civil En- gineering degree. Ben graduated from Park River Area High School with a 3.83 GPA. He participated in band and choir and has been the captain of both his high school hockey and baseball teams. He was a member of the National Honor So- ciety, a North Dakota All State Academic Honorable Mention and the recipient of the United States Army National Scholar/Athlete Award. Ben has also been active in his church and charitable causes. By Chris Larson for The Press GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The 49th annual Potato Bowl weekend is now passed, and two men with ties to the Park River area were rep- resented well throughout the week- end as events unfolded throughout the University of North Dakota campus and, as a whole, the City of Grand Forks. The Potato Bowl USA is a week- long festival teaming the Universi- ty of North Dakota and the Red Riv- er Valley Potato growing industry. It was created in 1965. Events started on Tuesday with the Potato Bowl Scramble spon- sored by Hugo's and went straight through Saturday's LIND football game. Ben Thompson, a 2014 graduate of Park River Area High School, and Drew Thompson, a 2014 grad- Potato Bowl Cont page 6 of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Bin- go players of all ages filled the Park River Area High School Gym last Sunday to raise mon- ey for a good cause and to get the chance to win an array of beautiful quilts. The third annual Quilt Bingo event raised more than $7,000 for Altru Hospice Camp Good Mourning. Camp Director Sue Mairs said that what makes events like these special is that 100 percent of the proceeds go to the campers and none of it goes toward administrative costs. In the past three years Quilt Bingo has brought in more than $21,000 to benefit the kids who attend the grief camp held at Park River Bible Camp. The funds raised in the past year, she said, went toward the purchase of new curriculum and extending the hours they are able to offer the camp in the coming year among other crafts and lessons to help youth who have lost a loved one. Mairs said that in the past 16 years .the camp has .been able to :help'more than 700 families of kid.s ages 6-18 deal with grief and develop healthy 'coping strategies. Upon making the announce- ment of the amount made that Sunday, Mairs explained that that means they will be able to offer the kids splatter paint base- ball cap crafts, tye dye shirts, music therapy, stepping Stone projects, high ropes course, and climbing wall options. "That is what you purchased " for next year's 55 campers," she said thankful of everyone's support. Quilt Bingo will be held in Grafton in 2015. Klose turns Edinburg care into vet clinic By Kellen Dobmeier of The Press EDINBURG, N.D. -- As of mid summer, Walsh County resi- dents have welcomed a new vet- erinary clinic to the area. Charlotte Klose of Hoople has opened Dako- ta Animal Care in Edinburg. Klose, who has been a vet in the area for close to 20 years, started off with two and a half years at Park River Veterinary Clinic, fol- lowed by 15 years at Golden Val- ley Veterinary Service in Park River before deciding the timing was right to open her own practice in Edinburg. Dakota Animal Care offers a wide variety of services to residents in the region. "It's a mixed animal practice, so we work with small an- imals, from surgeries to medical cases, and large animal -- bovine, equine, and whatever else," Klose said. "I've also worked with sheep, goats, and pigs, just in this last month." Dakota Animal Care will offer even more services in the near Photo: Larry Biri Above: Charlotte Klose examines Connie Benjaminson's horse and her foal in what used to be a bowling alley, The bowling balls still sit in the gutter as remodeling continues at the new Edinburg clinic.. future. "We'll also have boarding services, but it's still under con- struction," Klose said. The clinic is located right offof Highway 32 in the old Edinburg cafe building, which was in need of significant renovations to be able to transition it to its current state. "We've done just about every- thing, ourselves. We practically gutted the whole front," Klose said. "We tore out walls, carpets, ceiling tiles, replaced windows and doors, replaced the entire elec- trical system. That was all done from the first of March until mid July." She said that it was completed thanks to her husband Paul, their kids, and her working every night and with the help of their extend- ed family on weekends. 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