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i PAGE 6 ' THE PRESS NOVEMBER 28, 2012 home. tloliday decorations are by Wayne's Variety. Toby and Cheryl Welch 105 Eugene Ave This 2200 square foot home built in 1960 was one of the first in what is known as the "'Kensington" neighborhood. Panoramic views of the river are visible from large windows in every western facing room of the one story home. The stmrooln/family rooln or "anilnal room" as it is often rclbrred keeps one of Toby'g bears and other friendly trophies. An- other bearskin nearly covers a wall in Toby's office. Besides fhvorites prints by Terry Redlin, the Welch's m!joyment of orld travel is apparent to the visitor. Their memories of Budapest, Venice, Paris and New York City hang about their home along e works of Grandma Welch. Harlan and Carrie Larson 523 Briggs Avenue They call it American Super Classic Salute (ASCS). What could have silnply been a storage building has become a mini display of classic cars, bikes and motor melnorabilia plus a classy 2000 plus square foot apart- ment. The cement block 50 by 146 foot building was originally opened in 1961 to house the USDA's county Agricultural Stabilization and Con- servation Service (ASCS) office. From a pahn tree to a mounted bison head. the Walls of the display area reflect Larson's interest in cars, hunting and fishing, eclectic art, North Dakota sports and Park River history including a mini wall of.throe of photos fiom the city's past. Park River natives, the Larsons spent their adult careers in southern California. Transfom]ed from stark offices the spacious two-three bedroom apartlnent is decorated in shadesof brown and cream. Refreshments will be ser ,ed here. PARK RIVER, N.D. .............. The mission of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international philanthropic ed- ucational organization, is to pro- mote educational opportunities for women, and education continues to be the primary phi- The mission of the RE.O. Sister- hood, an international vhilan- tlwoplc educational orpadtzatlon, ' is to,promote educatlo al op.por[ tUilLL'q[ tica for women, and lanthropy, tion continues to be the primary Over 80,000 women have bee. philanthropy2 recipients of over $170 million in' financial assistance of grants, Applications fbr the grants or pies: loans, scholarships and awards scholarships are made through a RE.O. Educational Loan Fund through RE.O. philanthropies in- local P.E.O.chapter. Anyone in- is a revolving loan fired estab- eluding the Program lbr Continu- terested in informatk)n about the lished in 1907 to lend money to ing Education, Educational Loan philanthropies may contact Lisa worthy women students to assist Fund, International Peace Schol- Olson, president of Chapter Q, or them in securing a higher educa- arship. Scholar Awards and the any P.E.O. lnember. Chapter Q, tion. STAR Scholarshil. . The grants are which was formed in 1928,, .... _ Cot-toy Coll,,8o ........ alto,t made possible from voluntary ally awards scholarships to Park liberal arts college for womenat contributions lbrm P.E.O. chapters River High School graduat!ng Nevada, MO, owned and sup- throughout the U.S. and Canada senior women, ported by the P.E.O. Sisterhood and gifts and bequests fi'om RE.O; The P.E.O. Sisterhood main- since t 927. members and others, tains six educational philanthro- P.E.O. International Scholar- III I II ship Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships tbr inter- national women students to pur- sue graduate study in the U.S. and Canada. P.E.O. Progam tbr Continuing Education was established in 1973 to provide need-based grants to women whose education has been intenupted and who find it neces- sary to return to school tO support themselves and/or their thmilies. P.E.O. Scholar Awards was es- tablished in 1991 to provide sub- stantial awards to women who are pnrsuinga graduate degree or are engaged in graduate research. Tho STAR Scholarship, estab lished in 2009, is a nonrenewable scholarship for graduating high school senior women that must be used in the academic year tbtlow- ing graduation. I I O O O O Board Of Education Meeting Valley-Edinburg District #118 COOP Committee Meeting Valley-Edinburg District #118 VALLEY-EDINBURG DISTRICT #118 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING TUESDAY, 7:00 PM ' OCTOBER 9, 2012 EDINBURG, ND Meeting called to order by Vice President Darre[ Pastorek Present:, Darrel Pastorek Valley Edinburg School District #118 School Board President, Fred Hall, Valley- Edinburg School District #118 Vice President,, Mary Laxdal, Dianne Goodoien, Andrew Gullickson, Dan Johnson, Janne Myrdal School Board Members. Superintendent John J. Oistad, III, HS Principal Larry Larson, Elementary Principal Andrew Currie and Business Manager A. Eileen Rinde Others present: Wayne Brandvold and Jared Ellingson APPROVAL OF MINUTES MSC: Johnson-Myrdal to approve minutes Assuming a roll call vote-v6te unanimous, APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL REPORTS Hot Lunch beginning balance 61,282.43Month end balance $61,768.68. Activities beginning balance is $32,586.71 -Month end balance $24,091.46. District General Fund- Beginning Balance $1,167,439.27; Ending Balance $922,937179; Building Fund Beginning Balance $138,698.42; Ending Balance $138,918.88 Savings Analysis as Of October 9, 2012 as follows: Total District Cash: Flexi Medical Spending Account 2,569.49 General Fund C'hecking 517,482.60 General Fund Savings 608,231.50 Building Fund Checking 139,177.54 Building Fund Savings Special Activities Checking 22,515.82 Hot Lunch Checking 53,055.42 Total Cash: t ,267,461.13 1/2 of Total Cash 633,730.57 Less checking funds already at Citizens State Bank: Special Activities Checking (22,515.82) Hot Lunch Checking. (53,055.42) ! Balance needed in Citizens 558,159.31 Savings Accounts: Less Current Savings Balance (608,231.50) Cash to be deposited into First United Bank 50,072.19 MSC:LaxdaI-Hali to approve financial reports. Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous-Johnson-Goodoien abstaining from vote due to conflict of interest REVIEW OF BILLS MSC: Goodoien-Laxdal to approve the review of bills. Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous ADMINSTRATIVE REPORTS SUPERINTENDENT REPORT Supt. Oistad reported that a Early Vocational Childhood Grant from DPI ($5,000) has Dan Johnson reported; Valley- been applied for; this grant would be used Edinburg has 6 students attending North to offset expenses for implementing a PK Valley; ranging from Building Trades, Auto program in the District. We have received Tech, and Health Careers. the new bus and it is being used On a REA route. The Hoople kitchen oven project is RRVEC governing Board minutes still in process; Culinex has been were distributed. contacted and another new oven has Transportation been ordered to replace the faulty oven. Principal Larry Larson reported; the School Board members were asked to new bus is on the route and the status of state intent of attending the School Board possible bus drivers reviewed with the Convention so registration can be sent in. Board. The following members will be attending: Buildings & Grounds Darrel Pastorek, Mary Laxdal, and Janne Wall tile in the Edinburg location is Myrdal. nearing completion with only the base tile remaining to be installed. Furnaces in SECONDARY PRINCIPALS REPORT High School are running with some minor Secondary Principal Report was given issues and 3 or 4 remain to be installed. by Principal Larry Larson. The enrollment : Sports Coop is stable from last month with 68 students Oistad reported that discussion with enrdlled in the High School. Disbipline Drayton and St. Thomas on possible Log was reviewed with the, Board; the doops in Volleyball and other activities policy regarding "mere presence" of might be forthcoming. More information alcohol was reviewed;ten students were on the direction of their plans will be affected by the policy. Other issues on available after their November school the discipline log were a tobacco violation board meetings. and cell phone usage; all of which have A letter of application for assistant been dealtwith. BEKSportsbroadcas;ted BBB coach from Larry Larson was Monday, October 8th Valley ball game in presented to the Board. Edinburg and were pleased with the MSC: Hall-Myrdalto hire Larry Larson student workers the school provided, as assistant BBB coach ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL REPORT Assuming a roll call vote-vote Principal Currie reported on theunanimous enrollment of PK-4-82 students and The FB regional two year plan draft Grade 5-8- 79 students. Supplemental handout wab distributed. Supt. Oistad material for the Saxon Math for grades 3- addressed the possibility of going super 6 has been ordered for review by the regional format beginning 2013 for teachers. Volleyball, GBB and BBB; however, at this COMMITTEE REPORTS time other districts are not interested in Curriculum/Personnel Committee pursuing this option. Myrdal reported; discussion was held NEW BUSINESS on teacher needs in the future. EXTRA CURRICULAR POLICY Patron Jared Ellingson addressed the Board on his concerns regarding the "Mere Presence" policy in the Student Handbook. The Board noted the concerns and discussion was held on programs that promote positive activities for youth and deter alcohol use; general thought was that peer participation and leadership is the key for success in this endeavor. APPROVE FINAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET AND LEVY MSC: Johnson-Hall to approve District YALLEY-EDINBURG DISTRICT #118 COOP COMMITTEE MEETING OCTOBER 22,2012 CRYSTAL, ND Present: Darrel Pastorek, Andrew Gullickson, Superintendent John J. 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