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HOOL THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,2015 Page 7 Thur. Sept. Wed. Sept. 3o Meals are subject to change without notice EDMORE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EDMORE) Served Daily: Skim milk, salad bar option, whole wheat products Thurs- B: oatmeal, toast, sauce L: turkey noodle soup, sandwiches, crackers, fruit Fri- B: muffins, .sauce L: French dip, French fries, sauce Mon- B: French toast sticks L: taco salad, lettuce, cheese, corli, retried beans, sauce Tues- B: cereal, yogurt, juice L: wraps, macaroni, chips, fruit Wed- B: omelets, toast, sauce L: hot ham & cheese, French fries, sauce UNIVERSITY (IF MINNESOTA - CROOKSTON FORDVILLE-- LANKIN SCHOOL (FoRDVILLE) Milk, bread, and salad bar or veg. tray are served daily. Thurs- B: blueberry coffee cake, assorted cereal, juice L: chicken fajitas w/assorted toppings, white rice, fruit cups Fri- B: French toast, syrup, juice L: macaroni hmnburger hot dish, corn, bmls, fresh fruit Mon- B: assorted cereal, toast, juice L: soft: shell tacos, m~chos, assorted toppings, fruit cups Tues- B: fried eggs, toast, juice L: tater tot hot dish, WG buns, green beans, coleslaw, fruit sauce Wed- B: chmanlon rolls,juice L: chicken tortilla soup, assorted sandwiches, crackers, cheese slices, fruit cnps MINTO PUBLIC SCHOOL (MINTO) l~uits, vegetables, milk, peanut butter, jelly, and bread served with all meals. Thurs- B: cereal, toast L: soft shell taco chicken taco, chips/salsa, black beans Fri- B: nmffins, yogurt L: hot dogs, potato chips Mon- B: breakfast pizza L: vcNetable beef soup, roast beef sandwiches' ~ ...... Tues- B: dinnamon rolls L: chicken patty on a bun, potato salad Wed- L: Frendi toast, syrup L: spaghetti, garlic toast, cooked carrots PARK RIVER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (PARK RIVER) Bread, sun butter, jelly, fruit, salad bar, and milk served daily. Thurs- B: French toast, sausage L: baked potato bar w/cheese, gravy, chili or broccoli Fri- B: cereal, toast, L: cheese burgers Mon- B: cereal, toast L: chicken burgers, chips, salsa Tues- B: breakfast burritos L: pepperoni pizza, corn %Ved- B: cereal, toast L: hamburger hot dish, green beans VALLEY~ EDINBURG K-4 (HoOPLE) Fresh v~gies (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- pancakes and sausage, apple juice Fri- had shell taco w/toppings, beans Mon- pepperoni pizza, green beans Tues- corn dogs, baked beans mac & cheese Wed- spaghetti w/meat sauce, WG breadsficks, peas VALLEY-EDINBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (CRYSTAL) Salad bar, fruit, milk served at each meaL Thurs- soft shell tacos, assorted toppings Fri- dficken nuggets,curley fries, baked beans Mon- chicken fajitas, retried be,'ms, assorted toppings Tues- tater tot hot dish, bread & butter Wed- chicken alfredo, rotini noodles, grace bread sticks VALLEY-EDINBURG HIGH SCHOOL (EDINBURG) Bread, milk, fruit, veggie bar, dessert, penn u t butter and jelly served with all meals. Thurs- Parent "readier Conference chicken patty of WG bun, macaroni salad Fri- WG French bread pizza, spinach sarad Mon- spaghetti w/m~t sauce, garlic bread sticks Tues- chili, crackers, cheese slices, lorkgjohns, push up Wed- scalloped potatoes, meatballs and smokies ill BBQ sauce, corn, dinner roll nn A ,-r, .. r ........ ..__: ... -,- rather than 1 percent interest, putting the required mills to cover the proj- ect at 118.7 for an increase in 36.42 percent from the current mill levy. The project loan is set to continue over the next 20 years. Ham said that this increase would begin with the next tax season, and because the board decided to have all districts, former Adams and former Park River, start at the same level, the entirety of Park River Area, as well as all land an- nexed into the district would be affected equally with this increase as they go forward as a district. A taxpayer from neighboring district addressed concem of how this 20- year loan could possibly affect him should their district run into trouble and consider a transition into the current PRA district. Ham said that the board has gone on record to state that anyone who chooses to annex their land into the district or any districts that dissolve or reorganize to become a part of the Park River Area District would not receive any special priv- ilege and would be subject to the same assessment as current district tax- payers. He explained that while additional property owners in the district may spread out the valuation, it would still be a 20-year loan regardless. Ham offered an explanation of the tax levy process as required by ND Century Code 57-15-02.1, which involves publishing notice of increase in the official newspaper, offering citizens the opportunity to present oral or written comments, and offering notice to property owners with $3,000 or more and 10 percent or more increase in the previous year's as- sessment. Some were concerned about their new growth assessment, but Ham said that the county auditor determines .those valuations, not the school. "The vast majority of our budget comes from the state," Ham said. He explained that of last year's $5.2 million budget approximately $800,000 came from property tax. He added that it wasn't that long ago that they were levying 185 mills, but because state funding is based on a per stu- dent basis now, that number has changed. State foundation aid comes in at roughly $10,000 per student. The project increase is "almost dead on to what we said it was going to be," Ham said. The renovation is mostly completed. Ham said they still have some cos- metic issues to be addressed, but students are in place and teachers have noted the improvement. The addition is slated to be ready for occupation on Jan 22, 2016. "I think we were very upfront about what we were asking for," Ham said of the project, which was approved by 74 percent of the district vot- ers. The initial project, when proposed for vote, was estimated at $9 mil- lion and though the bids came in at $3.1 million over estimates last spring, Hmn said the board voted to find other ways to fired the increase rather than changing the integrity of the project or passing the increase onto the taxpayers. The board made minor cutbacks on the project to reach a manageable budget of$11.4 million, which then could be covered by general ftmd and an additional bond of $2 million to be paid out of the budget. The school also has been finding alternate ways to continue making improvements, seeking out grants to improve aspects of the building from lighting and security to helping adapt classrooms to meet the needs of pre- school students. you want your news noticed? o you or your rou a sto, ry t Contact The Press: (701) 284-6333 So Much...So Close! Pembina County Memorial Hospital Wedgewood Manor Sign on BONUS CNAs & LPNS We are currently in need of the following positions: Occupational Therapist RN LPNs GNAs Flex time cook/dietary aide GREAT BENEFIT PA CKA GEl Apply online: or contact Human Resources at 701-265-6308 for more information. PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Park 12-13, 14-15) competing in sepa- tificate fl'om the NFL, signed by River will be hostinga local NFL rate boys' and girls' divisions. Commissioner Roger Goodell. Punt, Pass, and Kick Contest on Ages are based on their age as of Ribbons will also be awarded to Saturday, September 26th at 4:00 December 31,2015. Participants the top three placers in each divi- PM at the High School Football can register either online at sion. Field. Boys and girls will be http:Ntinyurl.coin/AggiePPK (pre- Winners from each age group competing against their peers in ferred) or on-site. Parental sig- will advance to a sectional corn- punting, passing, and kicking con- nature is required for on-site reg- petition in October. tests (based on distance and ac- istration. More inforlnation about the curacy). No registration tee or purchase NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Program Punt, Pass, andKickis set upin is required to enter, can be found online at five age groups (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, All participants receive a cer- BenedaVolunteers during'Meet Crookston through Service' at the U of M CROOKSTON, Minn.- As part of New Student Orientation at the University of Minnesota Crook- ston, students are introduced to Crookston through a progranl called "Meet Crookston through Service" betbre classes even start. On Saturday, August 22, 2015, students were at work at 14 differ- ent locations around the communi- ty ander the direction of their student orientation leader and Lisa Loegering, assistant director of community engagement on the Crookston campus. Esten Beneda, Lankin, N.D., spent the momhag at Washington EI- ementalT School volunteering as of this unique service opportu- nity. Sites and their respective service activities included: Oakdale Cemetery -Worked with members of' the Knights of Columbus to put pea gravel under- neath the headstones that have sunken at Oakdale Cemetery. Castle Park- Worked with com- munity members to pull weeds and prepare this natural play space tbr an upcoming children's event. Cathedral School/Cathedral Li- Photo: Submitted Above: Esten Beneda (Right) and other volunteers work together to help teachers at Washington Elementary School get ready for the school year during "Meet Crookston through Service." serous gardens in Crookston Humane Society - Bathed ani- mals and walked dogs Minnesota Institute of Contem- plation and Healing (MICAH) - Made signs fbr a pilgrimage trail lo- seum - Cleaned up in preparation tbr their upcoming Harvest Festival. Rydell National Wildliti Refuge - Removed protective tubes liom trees and calculated tree , urvival rates brary - Cleaned areas of the school cated at the site. Sub, 7ountry, and You - Pulled .... and organized b0oks in the library North Country,-Food Bank ,- weeds; cleaned, and prepared tbr up- Care and Share - Painted sever- (Downtown location) - Packed tbod coming event. al rooms, put together "Beds in a boxes Villa St. Vincent - Visited with Bag?' and organized a room fifll of Polk County Historical Museum residents donations. - Moved and set up books tbr up- Washington Elementary School Crookston Downtown Beautifi- coming book sale - helped teachers prepare their class- cation - Weeded and watered nu- Red River Valley Sugarbeet Mu- rooms for the start of school. BISMARCK, N.D. -- Ap- develop and enrich understanding For a copy of the rules and an proximately $13,000 is being of- ofagricultureas the sourceoffood application, please call Bcfll at fered as mini-grants to projects in- and/or fiber in our society, lndi- 701-471-5004 or go luudag- volving agriculture projects, units viduals or groups such as teachers, and lessons used for school-aged 4-H leaders, commodity groups, and click on Mini children by the ND Ag in theand others interested in teaching Grants. The deadline forapplying Classroom Council. This pro-our young people about the is- is October 5, 2015. gram has been going on for more portance of agriculture in North The ND Ag in the Classroom's than 10 years and has provided Dakota are welcome to apply,mission is to cultivate an under- more than $100,000 worth of sup- Last year funds were granted to standing of the interrelationship of port to classrooms, 4-H groups, li- programs for materials such as gar- braries, teachers, and individuals den supplies, tbod products, equip- agriculture, the environment, and in the past. The mini grants will ment, curriculum, and supplies people by integrating agriculture fund hands-on activities that will for activity days. into K-12 education. i