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;--i Lr; d - '- C 0 c 0 k --  - .'- 0 Co SINGLE COPY $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 18 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013 Collecting Photo: Larry Bid Left: Bible Camp Director Sean Barnhart helps the bidders warm up by raising their arms before the bidding starts before the start of the 26th annual Park River Bible Camp Quilt Auction Sunday. Above: With program and bidding number in hand Sara Goodman looks over on of the pieces of art for auction, a quilt on the stage at the Bible Camp Chapel. More photos on the back page, Athletics can take their toil: FCHC physical therapist talks sports By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Sports injuries have been gaining in attention in the media recently. Concussions are being taken more seriously than ever with the likes of former quarterback Brett Favre admitting having memory loss as a result of injuries on the field. As a part of continuing his education, First Care Health Center physical therapist Joe Karas attended a sports symposium sponsored by Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine earli- er this year to learn about some of the latest re- search on sports injuries. The symposium featured a tendonitis expert, GSS gains new Photo: Submitted Above: The Good Samaritan Society, Park River's new vehicle is a carry over, 2012 Ford Cargo Van. a sports doctor for the military academies, a cou- ple of orthopedic surgeons who do treatments of shoulder injuries, a head sports trainer from a ma- jor university and concussion doctors. Karas said that they discussed being prepared on the field and having plans in place to treat head and back injuries as well as new rules to go by on concussions such as the three concussions and out rule. He added that one of the speakers that he found most interesting was the tendonitis expert from Australia who works with the Australian Olympic teams. He said that tendons are ex- tremely hard to treat. She said that it takes a com- bination of rest and exercise to get tendons back ! transportation PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Good Samaritan Society, Park River, purchased a new wheel- chair accessible van for its res- idents. This was made possible due to the generosity of many donors in both Park River and the surrounding communities, as well as some fundraising events held by the Good Sam. The new vehicle is a carry over, 2012 Ford Cargo Van. It is equipped with a wide base rear lift, making it easy to transport any size of wheelchair. GS$ vehicle (Oo,n t. /p,,ag,e, .5 to where they need to be. Since the symposium, Karas said he has been able to utilize some of the techniques she discussed to treat a case of Achilles tendonitis. "Sometimes with injured athletes it's a mat- ter of managing the injury," Karas said explaining the importance of building back up slowly to re- turn to play because studies show that the only way to predict the odds of a person becoming in- jured is if they have sustained a previous injury. At First Care, Karas said, he can take direct access cases, which means the patient can come to him directly, however, he prefers to have a doc- tor's order to verify that the injury isn't some- thing more serious. He said that he likes that doc- tor, physical therapist relationship because they can work together to access the patient's pain. "It takes time to heal," he said. "If you're look- ing for the magic potion, it's not out there." When he looks at a patient to find the source of their pain, he said, he starts at the feet, then the knees, then the hip and pelvis area, check- ing for tightness and weakness. One thing he has found in his experience has been young athletes straining themselves to achieve visual results in the weight room. He said Here come the Holidays: Park River prepares for Super Santa Saturday By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- With Halloween past and chillier weather on the horizon, Park River is looking ahead to the annual Super San- ta Saturday sponsored by the Park River Com- munity Club. The first Saturday of December will feature Santa, sleigh rides, the shopping and more. Included in the list of events planned for the day is the ninth annual Holiday Mall, which will be held at the Park River City Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 7. Holiday Mall Chair Ruth Jelinek said that let- ters have been sent out and a wide variety of ven- dors already have responded, but there is plen- ty of room for more. Some of the items available at the event will include Scentsy; popcorn, cards and soup from Friendship, Inc.; jewelry; pottery; fleece blankets; snowmen; Norwegian rosemaling; Tastefully Simple; Watkins; Anna Kalgard's Czech crafts; knitted items and other crafts; lefse; and a va- riety of baked goods. Area vendors, crafts people, and artisans are invited to promote their products and wares in time for the holiday season. Jelinek said that anyone interested in renting space at the mall could contact her for rental rates and sizes. Paid registrations must be received by Nov. 20. For more information contact Ruth Jelinek at 284-4589 or email hcc@polarcomm.com. Obituaries See p,affe' _ Legion makes Lyric donation 5;,e',e' lp,a,',e' 5 'ql-:,adk, e y,o,00u0r n,e00e00dil[{e, ]nay c]htil[cl[,, aunlcl[ \\;w006r]k all: yo00uor paltll00e]nn00 i[ll: wii.l[l[ Oo, lnnie ou(at auadl lb,y.. 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