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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTer-PREss " WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014 Farm Bill meetings to be -x held in Walsh County PARK RIVER, N.D. -- There will be three opportunities for area farmers to get the update on the 2014 Farm Bill. 2014 Farm Bill Informational Meetings will be held Monday, Dec. 8 in Minto at the Commu- nity Center at 10 a.m. and in Lankin American Legion at 2 p.m. and on Monday, Dec. 15 at the Park River American Legion starting at 4 p.m. followed by the Crop Improvement Meeting and supper at 6 p,m. Guest speaker at the meeting will be Dwight Aakre, ND State Extension Serv- ice "Using your Farm Informa- tion to make an Informed Deci- sion on the Farm Bill Options. Walsh County FSA, NRCS, and Extension Service are pre- senting the informational meet- ings. They are encouraging produc- ers to plan to attend one or more of these very important meetings. Exchange program looking for community members to join team FARGO, N.D. -- ASSE Inter- national Student Exchange Pro- gram (ASSE) is seeking repre- sentatives to work with volunteer host families and international ex- change programs in the United States for high school students from around the world. Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to em- bark on their American adven- ture. Local Represrntatives also have the opportunity to support American high school students in their journey abroad. Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host fam- ilies, supervise the exchange stu- dents in their community throughout the year and interview American students who wish to live and learn abroad. Area Rep- resentatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. ASSE's primary goal is to con- tribute to international under- standing by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active ,participa- tion in family school,and com., munity life. Through sharing their home, host families and communities also gain new knowledge and appreciation of other cultures and languages. ASSE's Area Representatives are the cornerstone of the organiza- tion,, making all of this possible! For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Rep- resentative, please call the Mid- western Regional Office at 1-800- 736-1760, email us at asseusamidwest@asse.com or go to host.asse.com to learn more. We look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of Area Repre- sentatives nationwide-striving to- wards a world of understanding, one child at a time! ASSE International (formerly American Scandinavian Student Exchange) is a non-profit, public benefit organization. ASSE is of- ficially designated as an exchange visitor program by the U.S. De- partment of State, was founded by the Swedish Ministry of Edu- cation, cooperates with the Cana- dian Provincial Ministries of Ed- ucation, and the,New Zealand Department eflEducation, Grant Opportunity available for Recreational Trails Program (RTP) BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Parks and Recre- ation Department (NDPRD) is seeking Recreational Trails Pro- gram (RTP) grant applications for 2016, NDPRD will have approxi- mately $930,000 of federal grant monies available for motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects through the Recre- ational Trails Program. The Recreational Trails Program is an 80/20 matching grant program that provides funding for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects. The RTP is administered at the state level through the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department with guidance from the Recre- ational Trails Program Advisory Council (RTPAC), and federally through the Federal Highway Ad- ministration (FHWA). Applicants may request grant amounts ranging from a mini- mum of $10,000 up to a maxi- mum of $200,000 and project sponsors must have at least 20 percent match available at the time of the application. Eligible projects consist of construction of new recreation trails; restora- tion of existing trails; develop- ment and rehabilitation of trail- side and trailhead facilities and trail linkages; purchase and lease of recreational trail construction and maintenance equipment; land acquisition/easements; trail ac- cessibility assessment. Priority will be given to construction of new trails. Projects are required to commence in 2016. Applications for 2016 will be online at http://www.parkrec. nd.gov/, click on the grants tab. The application cycle will open Dec. 1, 2014 with a deadline of Jan. 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. CST. Photos: Larry Bid Top: Joe and Irene Espelien have a lot to be thanldul for this Thanksgiving. Their daughter Jody has returned from Honolulu, where she lived for 33 years to care for them. The three enjoy a thanksgiving meal at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Park River. Bottom Leit: ' Wow look at that will you, a father and son team does dishes. That's what David and Jackson Hankey were doing at the Thanksgiv- ing meal at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Bottom Right: Xander Dahlgren feels the effects following a big Thanksgiving meal. Local Good Sam receives recognition PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Good Samaritan Society - Park River, earned the tier two recog- nition as part of the American Health Care As- sociation/National Center for Assisted Living Quality Initiative Recognition Program, for achieving the following Quality Initiative goals: safely reducing hospital readmissions and safely reducing the off-label use of antipsychotics. In honor of this achievement, AHCA/NCAL presents a special badge ribbon to staff. This award commends the Good Samaritan staffon their commitment to quality, demonstrated by attainment of the Quality Initiative goals and improving the lives of the individuals in which they serve. :, U.S. Postal ervice offers a holiday special return PARK RIVER, N.D.- North Pole Postmarks Encourage cus- tomers to give their child an unforgettable gift - a personalized letter from Santa! The U.S. Postal Service can help keep the enchantment of Santa Claus alive by delivering a letter from Jolly Old Saint Nick, post-marked from the North Pole. Here's how: 1. Write a personalized letter to a child from Santa Claus and sign it "From Santa." 2. Insert the letter into an envelope, and address it to the child 3. Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the enve- lope. 4. Ensure a First-Class Mail stamp is affixed to the envelope. 5. Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope, with appro- priate postage, and address it to: North Pole Postmark Postmaster, 4141 Postmark Drive, Anchorage, AK 99530-9998 "Letters from Santa" must be received by the Anchorage, AK Post- master no later than December 15, 2014. Santa's helpers in Anchor- age, AK will take care of the rest! Have you read the / today? Start or renew your subscription: In-County $34 / 0ut-of-County $38 / 0ut-of-State R0. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270 $42 Your ad goes here. 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