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SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 135 ISSUE 12 PARK RIVEP,, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 his Left: Greg H l joP, s while wailing his tum get- " ling a haircut on LeRoy's last day of cutting hair. Getting his hair cutin the chair is Dar- ren Olafson. ae o.:. LeRoy makes sure hekxtsgood before mak- ing his alter- noon cus- tomers look good on his last day of cul haraf- ter 65 years. .... ~ ~: Photos: Law Biri By Allison Olimb at night as the town was hopping. Times would travel to the nursing homes to give real money is. time there were 18 barbers in Walsh Court- of The Press changed, and with it, the hours did as well. a free cut. He went to Molar Barber College in Far- ty. EDINBURG, N.D. --Ask LeRoy Ped-At 83 years old, LeRoy recently had gone LeRoy has had customers come from all go. His first job was in Devils Lake, N.D., Through the years they have seen the erson how many haircuts he can do in day to a limited schedule. He would email his over the northeast comer of the state. He has working for $1 a haircut. He had a few strug- town change. Back in the 50's Edinburg was and he jokes: "Are you working for the In- 200+ clients, and open for just a few days had customers from every town in Walsh gles working as the new kid on the job and a 5ttle different with three grocery stores, two temal Revenue Service or are you just be- a month before closing his doors last week, County. LeRoy has had five generations of eventually decided to try his hand in the of which were department stores, a variety ingnosy?" hanging up his clippers for the last time. Halls. At one point, he had 16 O'Tooles Grand Forks market where haircuts were up store, a women's dress shop, and then At one point in his career, Edinburg'sres- His still steady hands were kept busy by coming through his doors at one time -- to $1.25. He became one ofthree barbers in some. And he has seen the business change ident barber could be found cutting hair on a constant flow of customers in those final the most from any one family, the Dacotah Hotel in a town with around 70 from a $1 a cut to his final price of $13. Edinburg's Main Street barbershop for 19 days. Customers from next door to the next His career spans 65 years. Right out of barbers. hours straight. When he first moved to town, county over stopped in to visit. Every one high school he took a county job running It was in 1954 when he and wife, Louise LeRoy the borber Saturday was a shopping day for the rural had a story and he remembers them all, from heavy equipment until someone suggested decided that their future was in Edinburg community. He could be open unti111 or12 the squirmy youngsters to the old friends he that a career as a barber would be where the where they would start their family. At that CDDt. page 2 m CAVALIER, N.D. -- The signs to recognize an individual con- pression in high school and came close to taking her own life. Darling templating suicide can have a broad range. With a vast range of stu- opens up and willingly shares her story, and together attendees can find dents and adults being affected in multiple ways in and outside of a way to help everyone be better aware of how to help other students schools, it is important to be aware of the possible emotions children who are facing very similar life choices. There has to be a motive to and adults may be experiencing and therefore be able to identify how make a change in this life, and our motivation is life itselfi Let's take they may outwardly express them. the time to make this change, together! Cavalier Public School will host speaker McKenzie Darling on Sep- There is help in the community. If you believe there is a risk for sui- tember 25th. Darling's motivation in sharing her own experience with cide, contact a professional immediately. Call a suicide crisis center, depression and suicide is to help others find the motivation to make a crisis hotline in your area, 2-1-1 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a fam- positive changes in their lives. Darling will share her story with stu- dents at 2 p.m. and again to parents and community members at 6:30 ily physician, a psychiatrist, a medical emergency room, or a community p.m. Both presentations will be in the Cavalier gymnasium and are free mental health center listed in the yellow pages. and open to the public. This presentation is brought to you courtesy of Cavalier Public School Depression is not a "one-size-fits-all" type of illness, so it is valu- and the Pembina County Behavioral Health Coalition. For more in- able to be as educated as you can be on the matter. Darling admits she formation on the work of the Behavioral Health Coalition please con- may not have all of the answers, but she was a student who faced de- tact Pembina County Public Health at 265-4248. BOTTINEAU, N.D. m The The Arbor Day Foundation, in annual Trees Bowl and Awards partnership with the U.S. Forest Ceremony, sponsored by the North Service and National Association Dakota Forest Service and North of State Foresters, sponsors the Dakota State University, will rec- Tree City, Tree Campus, and Tree ognize North Dakota's 48 Tree Line USA programs. Communi- City USA communities, two Tree Campus USAs, and one Tree Line TreeC/ty honors USA this year at the Fargodome on CODt. 3 Saturday, Sept. 23. GeocachingTour planned See page 3 youth .take EcoTour See page 6 "To make a tine gentleman, several .trades required, but chiefly a barbed' Oliver Gddsmi Breaking News See page 5 Bin buster in Hoople See page 12 |