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COUNTY Page 6 WEDNESDAY, OCTOb,'n ,t,2011 ISSUE NUMBER 14 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA SINGLE COPY $1,00 "X 'American Nile' Batten down the decorations Left: Time to se- cure your ghostly Hal- loween decora- tions! Recent winds have threatened to take any out- door decor on a wild ride. Winds gusting at more than 50 miles per hour last Friday offered a challenge to anyone out- doors, including fireflghters re- sponding to a grass fire near the bike path outside of Park River. The Na- tional Weather Service has re- ported that the- beginning of October has been "ex- tremely warm" for the Red River Valley. -But, don't get used to it. The fall weather that has been about 16.3 degrees warmer than av- erage as re- ported in the Grand Forks area may lead to a cold, snowy winter similar to last year. to open in Grafton GRAND FORKS, N.D. i The North Dakota Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Grafton Fine Arts Club, is please to announce the open- ing of American Nile, a photo- graphic story of Hispanic migrant workers in the Red River Valley, at the Steve Lar- son Photography Studio in Grafton. The exhibition will open Tuesday, October 18, and will be on display until Tues- day, November 1, 2011. Gallery hours will be 9 - 5 pm, weekdays. There will be a public reception on Tuesday, October 18, 7 pm. The exhibition is touring as part of the Museum's Rural Arts Initiative program. Through this program, the Museum delivers, installs, and returns to take down the exhi- bition, free-of-charge to rural North Dakota communities. Each traveling exhibition re- mains with the community for two weeks, where it is moni- tored by local art council members and community vol- unteers. The Museum also provides reimbursements to North Dakota schools within a 50 to 60-mile radius of the ex- hibition host community. Schools wishing to visit the Emergency Management urges wildfire caution GRAFTON, N.D. -- With an early frost and the continued mild fall weather, many landowners are taking advantage of the conditions to burn off CRP acreage, hay meadows, cattails, and roadside ditches. These fires can be very beneficial, if you fol- low a few simple guidelines. Preventing these fires from es- caping requires planning, understanding of the weather and having an adequate clear zone. Before you begin Burning ask yourself these questions: From FirewiseND) " " ..... ........... Are there any local restrictions or burn bans for my county? Have I looked at the weather for the day of the burn and the next day? Have I notified the proper authorities prior to burning? (Local Fire department / Walsh County Communications Center (352- 2041)) Do I have a plan if the fire gets away? Do I have adequate water/equipment/people to keep the fire under control? Do I have the ability to put the fire out cold to the touch? Wildfire caution Go, v t.. Ipe, 3 Freedom Shrine, Wail of Heroes project to become reality By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are cre- ated equal... " "Fourscore and seven years ago... " "... ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." These identifiable statements come from key moments in history soon to take center stage in the halls of Park River School. Interim Princi- pal James Lehman has made it his goal to in- stall a piece of history with a Freedom Shrine. The project has a financial goal of $1,000. With donations from the Park River American Legion gaming fund and the Park River Com- munity Club in addition to a number of per- sonal donations, he has reached $850 in pursuit of his goal. Lehman said that this project would be real- ity very soon. The shrine is comprised of 30 historical doc- uments spanning from the Mayflower Compact written in 1620 to Ronald Reagan's speech at the Brandenburg Gate in 1987. "I've put one in every building I've been at," Lehman told the Park River American Legion members at their October meeting. Park River Mayor Dan Stenvold said that he has seen a similar display at the Hector Inter- national Airport in Fargo. Above: Earl Weisz (pictured far left) and George Moen (pictured far right) from the Park River American Legion gaming committee and Park River Mayor Dan Stenvold (right) present checks to Park River Interim Principal James Lehman to assist in his efforts to create a Freedom Shrine in Park River school. "It's a gorgeous display," he said. history to the halls, Lehman also wishes to im- In addition to adding a piece of American prove upon a piece of Park River history. "One of the first things I saw was the Wall of Heroes," he said of entering Park River's school. Lehman said that he had never seen a simi- lar display in a school before. He decided that he wanted to expand and im- prove upon it by using uniform frames, adding name plaques and moving the display to a space where itwould be more visible and eas- ily added to. Addressing the legion post, Lehman asked for help in this effort. He assigned the legion- naires to the task of coming up with an updated list complete with names and photos of Park River graduates who served in the military. Lehman said there would be a ceremony to unveil the Freedom Shrine and Wall of Heroes when the projects are completed. According to the Freedom Shrine website, "The Freedom Shrine originated from the Free- dom Train. This train toured the nation in 1947 carrying an exhibit of famous 'documents of liberty' such as the United States Constitution and Abraharri Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The tour was conceived to give Americans the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of Amer- ican citizenship. The documents included were carefully chosen to exemplify the beginnings of our nation and the subsequent important United States turning points." Obituaries See p,age' _ Fire Prevention Week See p,a,g,e' 5 "W,e k,eelpi, lnn,o,vibntg o,lrw,d[, ,o,lp, elntibnt,. ln[Cw ,d[o,O, lr antd[ do, ibnt,ff lntcw It]huunt,, lbeaat|Ule w,e le C1L]Bt"IL(O)IlJ[5 ,aunt, d[ cumt';oilhv ]ke, elp l[,ea=diibnt,Z Ulg dl,o,nt new ]patllz]h&. Walt Disney Twins are 80 years young See p,ag'e' 3 Kudos for ESP See, p,a,,'e, 7 ii ,,.v, 1