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Page 2 THEV~ALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017 sided ledge stone fireplace faces the living room on one side, the dining- room with a long ranch-style table on the other. Open to the dining room flae kitchen features granite countertops, alder cabinets, a farm- house sink and a handy pot filler over the stovetop. A sun porch leading off the dining room is fin- ished in bark siding. The soaker tub in front of a sev- en-foot window overlooking the woods in the en suite master bath is a favorite of their three young sons. Efficiently located off the master bath, the laundry room also opens to the hallway leading to their sons' bedrooms and bath. Jay and Charlene Skjerven 7419 136th Ave NE, Hoople You know there is something unique when a car is the focal point of one of the rooms in your house! It's called the "man cave" and thoughtfully displayed is car mem- orabilia: An actual museum. All that plus a 2015 Harley street bike and a decked out chopper made from a lawnmower motor. That's just one. There's a second man cave in the basement. This is where Jay's winter time hobby flourishes. A devotee to Pontiac brand, Jay has created a 10 by 12 foot landscape of miniatures in- cluding a town (Pontiacville, of course), a mountain, trees, deer blind, railroad, streets and high- ways, all in painstaking detail. "Two Lane Blacktop," a movie featuring Pontiacs, is playing at the drive-in theatre. Some of the cup- boards in this "cave" contain 2000 Matchbook cars, all Pontiacs, no du- plicates. The original portion of the two- story farmhouse was built in 1926. Jay's parents, Dean and Leah Skjer- ven, purchased the farmstead in 1971. An addition added the next year is finished in old barn wood and features a fireplace which is the main source of heat for the house. Jay and Charlene purchased the home in 2008. In 2016 the kitchen and laundry were remodeled. Orig- PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The mission of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international philanthropic educational organization, is to promote ed- ucational opportunities for women, and education continues to be the primary philanthropy. Over 80,000 women have been recipients of over $175 million in financial assistance of grants, loans, scholarships and awards through P.E.O. philanthropies including the Program for Continuing Education, F_xiucational Loan Fund, International Peace Scholarship, Scholar Awards and the STAR Scholarship. The grants are made possible from voluntary contributions form P.E.O. chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada and gifts and bequests from P.E.O. members and others. Applications for the grants or scholarships are made through a lo- cal P.E.O. chapter. Anyone interested in information about the phi- lanthropies may contact any P.E.O. member. Chapter Q, which was formed in 1928, annually awards scholarships to Park River Area High School graduating senior women. The P.E.O. Sisterhood maintains six educational philanthropies: P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund is a revolving loan fund established in 1907 to lend money to worthy women students to assist them in se- curing a higher education. Cottey College is an acca'edited liberal arts college for women at Ne- vada, MO, owned and supported by the P.E.O. Sisterhood since 1927. P.E.O. International Scholarship Fund was established in t949to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue grad- uate study in the U.S. and Canada. P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education was established in 1973 to provide need-based grants to women whose education has been in- terrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support them- selves and/or their families. P.E.O. Scholar Awards was established in 1991 to provide substantial awards to women who are pursuing a graduate degree or are engaged in graduate research. The STAR Scholarship, established in 2009, is a nonrenewable schol- arship for graduating high school senior women that must be used in the academic year following graduation. inal woodwork and windows pre- serve the character of the 91 year old home. Included on the tour is Jay's car bam filled with classic vehicles and Charlene's "Summer Kitchen." Tom and Shelly Burchill 124 North Star DR, Park River This modern, contemporary home was built in 2015 in Park Riv- er's newest housing addition, North Star. Roll out drawers and pullouts, built-in spice cabinet, a warming drawer are some of the handy fea- tures of their convenient kitchen. Stained glass on the upper maple cupboards picks up the blue of the quartz countertop. The silver and gray that accents the kitchen con- tinues into the open dining and liv- ing room in drapes, furniture and cabinetry. A cable railing built by Tom fin- ishes the deck adjoining the dining room. He is the master of his leg- endary Big Green Egg Grill used fre- Give a gift subs crip tion In-County $34, Out-of-County $38 , Out.of.State $42 P.O. Box 49 Park ND 58270 quently during winter. Hues of soft grays and taupe con- tinue in the guest bedroom ant the master with a large walk in closet, en suite bathroom that includes a walk- in shower, towel warmer and lux vinyl flooring. Built-in night lighting follows the steps of the stairway and a square hand railing leading to the lower lev- el fitness and family rooms. Win- dows and doors of the walk-out pro- vide lots of natural lighting. Dale and Melanie Pecka 114 Oakridge LN, Park River A secluded cul-de-sac in the woods of Oakridge hous'mg division east and north of Park River is the perfect setting for this rustic A- frame. Originally built in 1979, the now more than 3100 square foot home includes an addition built in , 1985. It includes three levels with three bedrooms and 1.5 baths. The Peckas purchased the home in 2014. Melanie's flair for deco- rating and Dale's engineering and carpentry skills have them up- dating including removal of a spiral staircase and in 2015 adding a three-season room, a family gath- ering spot in summer that leads to a unique firepit with large group seat- ing. A rock fireplace straddled by large vertical windows encompass- es an entire wall of the living room. A roaring fire, walls adorned with hunting trophies and artifacts com- bine for a cozy decor welcoming family and friends on winter evenings. Grandchildren are drawn to the built-in window benches to watch for wildlife roaming freely in the woods. The master bedroom is on the up- per level. Two bedrooms, a TV room and playroom for the grand- children are the lower level. Park River, ND ;e $400 Walmart Card with 12 month Lea $200 Waimart Carlt with 9 month Lease 1 Bedroom Apartment - $325 2 Bedroom Apartment- $475 All Utilities Paid Ground Level Laundry Facility Non Smoking Call Katie GerardA. Gerard A. Dahl, DVM, age 75 of Park River, ND passed away on Fri- day, November 24, 2017 near Park River, ND from in- juries sustained in an automobile acci- dent. Gerard Albin Dahl was born De- cember 4, 1941 in Willmar, MN the son of the late Albin and Hannah Cgtterboe) Dahl. He was baptized at his grandmother Ytterboe's home. He was confirmed at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in At- water. He attended rural school and graduated from Atwater High school. He attended the Univer- sity of Minnesota and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1966. Following his education he worked in New Rockford, ND until 1968 when he moved to Park River and joined Dr. Sturlaugson at the Park River Veterinary Clinic. It has been said that "Doc" knew every dogs name from Grand Forks to Bismarck! Dr. DaM was a lifetime member of the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association and Min- nesota Veterinary Medical Associ- ation. He was also an honorary member of the Walsh County Livestock Association, Northeast North Dakota Pioneer Machinery Association, the North Dakota Stockman's Association, North Dakota Veterinary Association where he was named Vet of the Year in 2015 and the Sons of Nor- way Vaarliv Lodge #486, where he served as Past President, and made three trips to Norway. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He loved to col- Dahl lect antique cars, old tractors and a steam engine. He had a passion for the Park River Bible Camp and never missed a lute- fisk dinner. Doc is survived by his siblings: Barb (Lowell) An- derson, Clara City, MN; Richard Dahl, Annandale, MN; Nieces and nephews: Lois (Brace) Nelson, Craig and Russ, Tim (Denise) Anderson, Shaun, Nathan, Sierra, Nate, Brooklyn, Dalton, Gregory, Stephanie, Joce- lyn, Collin and Rylan; Tom (Dawn) Anderson, Nicole and Travis; Bryan (Christa) Dahl and Braylen; DeDe (Jason) Puncochar, Makai, Kenli; and his good friend, Harlen Grovom. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in- law, Barb Dabl and niece, Bethany Dahl. Memorial services will be Sat- urday, December 2, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the Park River Bible Camp, Park River, ND. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Bible Camp. Friends may also call at the Bible Camp and Saturday for one hour prior to the service. Internment will be at the Palmyra Cemetery in Bird Island, MN. The family would prefer memorials to the Park River Bible Camp, the Northeast North Dakota Pioneer Machinery Assoication or the Sons of Norway Lodge in Fan'dale. An online guest book is avail- able at: www.tollefsonfuneral- The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. The angel answered and said to "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God." Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2:00pm Borg Worship. Sunday: 10:30am WORSHIP at Vikur, Communion, Sunday school 9:15. Monday: Borg Auxiliary Christmas Party 12pm. Tuesday: 2:30pm Bible Study at Borg. Wednesday: Confirmation 4:20-5:20, Gardar Ladies Aid Christmas Party 6pm Tdnity Lutheran, Ednburg Sunday: 9:15 Worship (Communion), 10:15 Sunday School. Tuesday: 9 a.m. Women's Bible Study, Wednesday: 4 p.m. WELCA Chistmas Pro- gram, 5 p.m. potluck meal. Confirmation 4:20-5:20 7 p.m. Council St John Nepomucene catholic Church, Pisek Saturday: Confession 4:00 pm Mass 5:00 pm St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lanldn (www Sunday: Adoration- 7:00 a.m.- Mass- 8:30 a.m. Sis. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Beohyne Sunday: 10:30 a.m. St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 pm. Sunday Mass: 10:30 am. Wednesday: 12 pm. Friday: 7 am Sacrament Of Reconciliation: Sat 3:30-4:45 pm St Palrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 am, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 am Saturday: 8:30 am, Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 9:3010:30 am Our Saviours lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: 9:00 AM Coffee Fellowship 10:00 AM Worship Zion Lutheran Church, Hoopie Church services at 9 am Saturday: Sunday: 8 St. Mary's Catholic Church 9:30 a.m. Good Sam. Center. 5 p.m. St. Mary's, Park River a.m. St. Luke's, Veseleyville 10 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River Sunday: Federated Church 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville) 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) Wednesday: 6-7 p.m. Children's Church Sunday: Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg 9 am Church Services, i0:15 am Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 am Bible Study Victoff Free Lutheran Church, Pawk River Sunday: 9:45 AM Sunday School, 10:30 Coffee Fellowship, 11:00 Worship Service Monday: 7:00 PM Deacon's Meeting, 8:15 General Board Meeting. Wednesday: 6:00 PM Confirmation, 7:00 Kid/Youth Group for all ages of youth, Christmas Program Practice, 7:00 Adult Bible Study Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Bethel Baplist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship Tuesday: Prayer and Bible study at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: Awana Children's Ministry 6:20 p.m. High Rains MinisW: MountaJn Lutheran, Adams; Bethlehem Lutheran, Doyon; Cmmer( Lutheran, Edmore, Lawton Lutheran, Lawton; Nekoma Lutheran, Nekoma; Our Redeemer's, Fairdaie; United Lutheran, Brocket Sunday: Holy Communion 8 am Nekoma-layperson 8 am Bethlehem/Mountain 9:30 am Lawton/Our Redeemer's 11 am United/Concordia IIIFtRST UNITED / Sank&lnsurance Park River - 284-7244 Adams - 944-2231 Grafton - 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 Hoople ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 "True to a Sacred Trust" Hwy. 17 West Park River 284-6086 Farmers Union Insurance Co. Jay Thompson~Dwight Byron OFFICE: 284-6955.wy 17 East. Park River BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH/ CALL THE PRESS 2 ' 333 TODAY! ,, mantan PAl==; P, wt* 301 Co. Rd 12B Park River Ph. 284-7115 Fax 284-7117 Ye Olde Medicine Center 10% Senior Discounts FREE Mail Out Service UPS *Kodak Kiosk * FREE Bioed Pressure Checks .) Hwy. 17 West* Park River 284-7676 AGASSIZ NIMAL HOSPITAL *Complete Medical Services/ Surgical Services *Boarding *Grooming *Pet Supplies Daniel J. Koenig, DVM 284-6688 ;H COUNTY 403 Briggs Ave So, PO Box 49, Park River, N D 58270 Phone: (701) 284 6333, FAX: (701)2846091 E-mail: The Walsh County Press, Inc. (U.S.ES. Pub. No. 665320) is published weekly on Wednesdays for $34.00 per year in Walsh County, $38.00 for out of county, $42.00 per year for the rest of North Dakota and out of state, from The Press building, Park River, North Dakota. Please allow 3 weeks to start new subscriptions or change of address (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 665-320) Per~ postage paid ~ Park River, N.D., and ad~ mailing office POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Walsh County Press, P.O. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270. Nordmark Publishing Publisher Brook Dahlgren Office Manager 140 Viking Dr., Rugby, ND 58368 Lany Bid Freelance Photographer Allison Olimb Editor-in Chief Kevin Skavhaug Staff Writer Policy on Corrections Any error should be reported immediately. Please check the accuracy of your advertisement the first day of insertion. The Walsh County Press will offer a free reprint in the event of an internal error. BUSINESS HOtrRS The Walsh Couaty Press is open fm~n 9:30 am. to 4:30 p.~ Tuesday liarough Friday. Submission deadline is Thursday at noon~ Phone 701-284-6333 Fax 701-284-6091 Email: L~T~,/Aar~ VOICES POLICY The Walsh County Press will accept letters to the editor and other submissions on issue of public interest. To be published, letter/article must be signed and include your address. Unsigned letters will not be considered. Letters may not be used to thank specific people or organizations. - The Walsh County Press reserves the right to shorten letters, edit out factual errors and reject those deemed libelous, in poor taste ur of a personal nature. - The Walsh County Press will not run letters from the same author two weeks in a row. All opinions expressed are those of the author and do not represent the opinions of The Walsh County Press. - Letters must be legible. - Preference will be given to letters from the Walsh County area. Letters from outside the area will be considered if they are of sufficient interest. Official newspaper of the City of Park River, the City of Edinburg, and Park River Area school. I