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I WEDNL ER 5, 2011 ISSUE NUMBER 1 3 RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA SINGLE COPY $1.00 This farming year has been a challenging one for many area farmers. A wet spring made for late plant- ing, but this fall's warm, dry weather helped to move har- vest along through small grains. An early hard frost in the Red River Valley in mid- September presented another challenge for many farmers whose crops were not far enough along. Some have reported dam- age in corn, soy- beans, and edible beans. Those who es- caped damage, how- ever, are seeing high prices that reflect the supply shortage of the year. The North Dakota USDA, NASS report list harvest for dry edible ans, po- tatoes, and corn for silage chopped passed the halfway point. Harvest re- cently began on sun- flowers and corn. cent harvested. Sug- arbeet harvest is at 15 percent and soy- beans are at 43 per- cent harvested. Right: Terry and Dar- ryl Borgeson were busy combining a field of soybeans east of Lankin last week. By Allison Olimb pending on the type of syste:m used, your do- of The Press nation time will vary." EDINBURG, N.D. -- United Blood Serv- Average time for a whole blood donation is ices has been saving lives since 1943. Edin- about 10 minutes. burg, N.D., has been saving lives since 1996. Following donations, donors are asked to On Monday, Oct. 10, they are teaming up to spend 15 minutes in the refreshment area to do it once again. The American Legion Auxil- have a snack and drink plenty of fluids. iary in Edinburg is sponsoring a blood drive Donations are screened for HIV, hepatitis B from noon to 5 p.m. in the Edinburg Commu- and C, HTLV, West Nile virus, Chagas' disease nity Center. and syphilis to ensure that they are safe to use. Appointments can be made by contacting Cholesterol is also checked, which donors can Alida Flom at 993-8610 or Lynette Langerud find their results for online. at 993-8792 or by going online to www.blood- According to United Blood Services statis-, sponsor code: edinburg, tics. "Blood transfusions save more than four Event organizers are encouraging anyonemillion lives each year. It is estimated that who can to make the effort to donate, blood is needed every two seconds, and that The donation process starts with an interview one out of seven people entering the hospital and a brief medical exam, which includes tem- will need blood." perature, blood pressure, pulse and blood he- Donation is the only way to ensure that the moglobin level to determine the donor'ssupply will be available for those involved in eligibility, accidents, as well as for "everyday needs such According to the United Blood Services as cancer treatments, orthopedic surgeries, website, "Depending on where you donate and organ and marrow transplants, cardiovascular patients' needs, you may be invited to make a surgery and blood disorders such as anemia or whole blood donation, a double red cell dona- sickle cell disease." tion (sometimes called a Power Red donation), For more information go to www.united- or a platelet or plasma pheresis donation. De- Appointments can be made by contacting Allda Flom at 993" 861o or Lynette Langerud at 993-8 9z or by going online..." By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- This year, the Park River Decca Club celebrated 60 years as an organization. Sept. 10, 1951 the study club held its first meeting. The l0 charter members Joan Fail, Donna Chapman, Irene Hankey, Betty Jean Greenwood, Claire Simonson, Alice Shortridge, Gail Meberg, Leona Walstad, Carol Ann Lewis, and Glenna Tal- lackson formed the constitu- tion and bylaws of the organization. Formed as an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the group adopted the name Decca, which means 10 in Latin. Irene Hankey was the first president elected in the organ- ization. The organization is respon- sible for a number of commu- nity projects throughout the years. A few of the group's ef- forts included: The Big Park Project raised funds for a sign, gravel, Above: GFWC Decca Club recently celebrated its 60th anniversary by inviting past members to a cake, conversation and coffee party. Cur- rent GFWC member s are pictured left to right: Nancy Espelien, Mar- ion Onstad, Jean Haave, June Ellingson, Gail Meberg, Pud Thompson and Jean Bodmen. Not pictured is Joyce Ramsey. (Photo Submitted) flower garden, bike rack, play- and first aid programs. ground equipment and bleach- Current GFWC members ers. are Nancy Espelien, Marion Raising money, along with Onstad, Jean Haave, June the Fortnightly Club, for band Ellingson, Gail Meberg, Pud uniforms. Thompson and Jean Bodmen, Helping to sponsor stu- and Joyce Ramsey. dents attending International Nancy Espelien currently is Music Camp and Girls State. serving as General Federation Promoting safety projects, of Womens Club of North stop signs, no U-Turn signs, Dakota State President. Obituaries Se, e p,o g,e 2 Harvest scenes See p,o K,e'5 Check out this issue for our special fair issue. your hands on all of pre-falr info. the What's new in Parks Technology and education Sre'e 7