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I 3 " m < :-- i  :: Y $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 20 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 70, 2013 IMII 0 in acting bug Photos: Larry Biri The week of Nov. 4, the students of Val- ley-Edinburg spent their spare time put- ting together a pi- rate's tale. Missoula Children's Theatre brought the new show "Blackbeard the Pirate" to Crystal. The show starts off as a lazy day on the beach, but quickly turns to mystery and adven- ture when the search for Blackbeard's treasure begins. Pi- rates, sailors, crabs, crocodiles, mermaids, seaweed creatures, parrots, and more brought the produc- tion to life within one week when the stu- dents performed for the public on Friday and Saturday. Left: The pirate Peachfuzz (Kayley Kemp) Ides to scare the sailors (Brady Reilly, Killian Burrell, and Connor Hurtt) while pirates Backer), Greybeard (Isaac Oberg), and Blackbeard (Galadriel Burrell) look on. More photos on the back page. J NDCF awards grants to the area BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota Com- munity Foundation Delivers Grants to Local Groups. Kevin J. Dvorak, President and CEO of the North Dakota Community Foundation de- livered grants from the North Dakota Commu- nity Foundation's Statewide Greatest Needs) Un- restricted) Fund to area projects. NDCF Area Board Members are Dawn Keeley- Grafion and Don Oppegard - Park River. NDCF Develop- ment Director, Amy Warnke of Grand Forks also participated in the presentations. Area grants: Manvel - Fire Department - $1,500 to pur- chase Wild Land Firefighter Equipment Park River - Fire Department - $1,500 for New Personnel Protective Gear Crystal - C'rystal Park Board- $2,000 to pur- chase New Playground Equipment Park River- Community Theater- $5,000 for Digital Projector Upgrade for Theater Cavalier- Pembina county Memorial Hospital Foundation - $2,500 for New Examination Ta- bles Park River---=Sunshine Kids CefiTer- $500 to Update outside Facilities Cavalier- Pembina County Historical Soci- ety-S500 to Upgrade to Veterans Memorial NDCF Grants Co, vlL, page, 5 Zahradka named winner in National FFAAgriscience Research program LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Justin Research -Plant Systems is Zahradka, 19, or the Park Riv- one of 49 Systems proficiency er FFA Chapter, in North Dako- ta was named the national win- ner of the Agriscience Re- search-Plant Systems Profi- ciency award program at the 86th National FFA Conven- tion, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2013 in Louisville, Ky. Proficiency awards recog- nize FFA members who ex- celled as agricultural entrepre- neurs, employees or volunteers while whey gained hands-on ca- reer experience. Agriscience award program is sponsored by Monsanto, as a special project of the National FFA Founda- tion. Justin Zahradka of the Park River FFA Chapter in Park River, North Dakota leased 40 acres from a neighbor in the hopes of expanding his beef production SAE. When he dis- covered that the land had Left: Students in the Aggie Vi- sion class use technology to showcase what they have learned about producing videos. Front: (L to R) Nathan Slaamod, Kayla Bohn, Joey Frausto, Ryan Papenfuss. Back: Max Berger, Joe DiNicola, Kyle "Chuck" Fer- guson, Austin Moe, and lan McCombs. Aggie Vision teaches eark"River Area students a new type oftech By Kellen Dobmeier of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The 2013-14 school year has brought a new class option for juniors and seniors at Park River Area High School. During the fourth pe- riod of the day, a hand- ful of students filter into Bill Galloway's classroom, ready to continue work on var- ious productions in a course called "Aggie Vision", which is a col- laborative effort be- tween the school and Polar Communica- tions. The course itself deals with the many aspects of film, such as basic filming tech- niques, film editing, and even some ele- ments of Green Screen, a technique that in- volves video layering. Aggie Vision also has it's own TV channel, number 74, on Polar's basic cable package. Polar's Chief Mar- keting Officer Joan Swartz said that Po- lar's part in the pro- gram, which launched Oct. 4, is providing the school the equipment and the signal to show the programming on. With that channel, people who are unable to travel to PRAHS athletic events have a chance to watch the Thanksgiving feast See paffe' 2 Top riders See page 5 ",We m,&e a l[ t'&',,"'hnt,ff by \\;qha t we et, l&u,l:: \\;,e ma&e a l[ffe lb what \\;,,,,e gb,m." Winston Churchill Holiday events See pair',e, 3 Edmore Students of the Qarter See pa,,'e 8