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DECEMBER 4, 2013 THE PRESS PAGE 5 Thank you, Walsh County, for feeding those in need By Jodie and Bruce Storhaug GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- We congratulate the churches and volunteers in the Park Riv- er area and Walsh County that shared in the April 5-7, 2013, packing of 427,680 meals for starvation-impacted children in the Greater Grand Forks &apos;Feed My Starving Children' drive. Of those meals, 272,160 went to the Convoy of Hope in the Philippines. We were pleased to learn that the Convoy of Hope is a major organization providing meals for needy people follow- ing the terrible hurricane that de- stroyed villages and killed around 3,000 people. We don't know if the meals packed in the Grand Forks re- gion were directly involved in the Convoy of Hope distribution but we are happy to report that meals packed right here in the Valley region are available to feed starving children in natural disasters. The remaining 155,520 meals packed last year went to Haiti where recovery from the dev- astating earthquake lags and the need for emergency food con- tinues. Churches and volunteers in the Park River area and Walsh County are urged to join us again in raising $88,000 for in- gredients and packing 400,000 meals on April 4-6 in the Grand Forks Public Works Building We are packing meals that are saving lives. Editor's Note. Jodie & Bruce Storhaug are Volunteers Co- Chairs jbr Feed My Starving Children. PR to present yearly Super Santa Saturday event By Allison Olimb PARK RIVER, N.D. -- With less than three weeks until Christmas, Park River's annual holiday kick-off event, Super Santa Saturday, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7. The day, sponsored by the Park River Community Club, will include everything from sleigh rides to visits with Santa and more. SuperSanta Saturday begins 9 a.m. with the Holiday Mall shopping center at the Park Riv- er City Hall. The Holiday Mall will feature a variety of vendors including Scentsy, j ewelry,=pot- ,,. tel'y, fleece,.plackets Negia n 'rosemaling, Tastefiilly Simple, Watkins, Czech crafts, kitted items, lefse, baked goods, and a variety of other crafts. Vendors will be selling until 3 p.m. Sunshine Kids Center also will be at the City Hall serving lunch. From 10 a.m. to noon, First United Back will be sponsoring free sleigh rides on main street. Coffee, hot cocoa, and cookies will be served in the lobby. This year, the Westem Walsh Ministerium will once again be bringing back the Christmas Nativity Display at the Federat- ed Church on 4th Street West. "It Began with a Family" will fea- ture a variety of nativity displays donated by families from around the area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For little ones ready to unload their wishes on the big man in red, Santa will be dropping in at Citizens State Bank from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those looking to check offtheir wish lists simply are being asked to give back to the community by bringing a nonperishable food item to do- nate to the Walsh County Food Pantry. For those looking for a little home inspiration, the annual PEO Chapter Q Tour of Homes :wiit: offer setCguided tours through the four unique Park River places for $10 per ticket from noon to 4 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. Polar Commu- nications and Gate City Bank will be sponsoring the free kids' movie "Planes" at the Lyric Theatre. In addition to the shopping and holiday features, those in at- tendance will also have the chance to win up $250 in Park River Bucks by signing up at the Holiday Mall. Two $250 prizes for ages 18 and up will be giv- en out and four $25 prize will be given for those under 17. F RIEND SI I I I.N (;. , ,I ' 1 LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE POSITION-GRAFTON, ND Friendship, Inc., a human services organization has a part-time LPN position available 20-22 hours a week Hours mostly between Monday-Friday 8a-5p Must currently be licensed to practice as a LPN in North Dakota. One year experience as an LPN in a nursing home, hospital or working with people with developmental disabilities. Current driver's license Starting salary $20.73/hr DOE An excellent benefit package APPLY on-line at Deadline for applications December 13, 2013 EOE NDSU was held Nov. 8 and 9. Highlights of the event includ- ed a Harvest Bowl dinner and awards program on Nov. 8 at the Fargo Ramada Plaza and Suites and the Harvest Bowl football game between NDSU and Illinois State on Nov. 9. As part of Harvest Bowl, honorees participated in educational sessions on the NDSU campus. The NDSU Harvest Bowl pro- gram recognizes the success, ded- ication and hard work of out- standing agriculturists in 53 coun- ties in North Dakota and several counties in Minnesota. Local honorees included Joe and Patty Bata from Adams rep- resenting Walsh County and Thomas and Linda O'Toole from Crystal representing Pembina County. Joe and Patty Bata farm near Adams. They grow corn, wheat, soybeans and pinto beans, along with managing a purebred Sim- mental cattle herd. They also had one of the largest purebred hog op- erations in the state and were some of the first to use artificial in- semination in the hog industry. They have raised several of the top Simmental stud bulls used in the U.S. and Canada. They have sold cattle and hogs to China, Mexico, Taiwan and Canada. The NDSU judging teams have held workouts at their farm. The Batas have do- nated heifers, and bull semen to the NDSU Animal Sciences Depart- ment. They received the Pork All American, North Dakota Sim- mental Promoters of the Year and North Dakota Simmental Pioneer awards. Joe serves on the town- ship, Walsh County Annexation and Choice Financial boards, and Walsh, Pembina ag leaders honored at Harvest Bowl FARGO, N.D.--The 40th an- practices. Thomas served in the nual Harvest Bowl program at Photos: Submitted Above: Joe and Patty Bata from Adams were honored from Walsh County at the 2013 Harvest Bowl. Above: Thomas and Unda O'Toole were honored from Pembina Coun- ty at the 2013 Harvest Bowl. is active in the Walsh County Crop and Livestock Improvement Association and Walsh County Fair. Patty graduated from the New York Hairstyling Academy and manages the farm accounting. She has served on the Walsh County Fair Board and church boards, and was an emergency medical technician. Joe and Patty have four children, who are all NDSU graduates. Thomas and Linda O'Toole of Crystal grow sugar beets, small grains, soybeans, edible beans and corn using conventional farm U.S. Army for two year and grad- uated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in account- ing. He worked as an auditor for Touche Ross & Co. and the Ron Offutt family before returning to the family farm. Thomas serves on the North Valley Water District and Pembina County Hospital boards. Linda attended the University of North Dakota and worked as a dental assistant. She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and St. Patrick Altar Society. Thomas and Linda have two chil- dren and four grandchildren. As the state's land-grant uni- versity, NDSU plays a major role in contributing knowledge through research, academic programs and the Extension Service. More than 2,500 agriculturists have been recognized and more than $125,000 in scholarships have been awarded to NDSU student athletes who are studying agri- culture, business or premed and come from an agricultural back- ground. An agfibusiness award recipi- ent is chosen annually. This award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of agriculture and business in North Dakota and beyond. Richard Frohberg, a former NDSU hard red spring wheat breeder who is known internationally for his work, received the 2013 award. Frohberg was the principal in- vestigator of NDSU's hard red spring wheat breeding program from 1966 until his retirement in 2002. During his tenure, 25 vari- eties of wheat were released and he also contributed to the devel- opment of nine varieties after his retirement. their children, Henry, Clarence arld Inga lived in the home until their passing. ,:: Now Maribeth with the with ex pertise of contractor Staey Stvuk , have stripped the cabin walls to tli" natural oak. In the kitchen they found the ceiling was knotty pine, Staven framed a piece of the orig- inal cloth-like wallpaper which once more hangs in her livin- groom. Maribeth describes her drcor as "woodlands." She can't always hang things where she would like. She puts a nail where a nail will go. She says her house is a work in progress. Her long sunroom porch is divided into an entry and sitting room. Wood from out buildings will be used to finish some the walls of her bedroom. The upstairs is a future project. Jay and Becky Skorheim 602 3rd St W They found the glass tile they wanted for the back splash in their kitchen. The shades of brown and taupe dominate interior of the new home they moved into a year ago. Becky likes to cook and entertain. The quarter sawn oak cabinets are convenient for her needs. Lighted nooks above cupboards and door- ways display treasures. The open floor plan allow the hosts to visit with their guests in the dining and living area the vaults to 16 foot ceilings. A special fumishing in the dining area is an buffet once owned by Jay's grandmother, Tilda Skorheim. Once covered with black lacquer and relegated to a back porch, it was refinished to its natural beauty by Merle Daley. The Skorheims say the 3200 square foot home was a dream to P.E.O. FAQs PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The mission of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an in- temational philanthropic educational organization, is to promote edu- catioual opportunities for women, and education continues to be the pri- mary 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, Educational Loan Fund, International Peace Scholarship, Scholar Awards and the STAR Scholarship. The grants are made possible from volun- tary contributions form EE.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 EE.O. chapter. Anyone interested in information about the philan- thropies may contact Lisa Olson, president of Chapter Q, or any EE.O. member. Chapter Q, which was formed in 1928, annually awards schol- arships to Park River High School graduating senior women. The P.E.O. Sisterhood maintains six educational philanthropies: EE.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 accredited liberal arts college for women at Ne- vada, MO, owned and supported by the P.E.O. Sisterhood since 1927. EE.O. Intemational Scholarship Fund was established in 1949 to pro- vide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate 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 substan- tial awards to women who are pursuing a graduate degree or are en- gaged 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 ),ear following graduation. build. The contractors worked well together, there was no waiting and the weather cooperated. In- cluded are a master suite, two guest bedrooms, Jay's office with ample evidence of his love of hunting and a bonus room above the garage. Jeff and Marsha Johnson 104 Briggs Ave N Look for a kubbeseol and a klokkestr when entering this ram- bler built in the mid-1960s Both Jeff and Marsha's backgrounds are full Norwegian. The fumishings and drcor reflect their enjoyment of family antiques and newly ac- quired treasures. Among the many pieces is a 1880s brass and china lamp in their dining room from Jeff's home church in Osceola, WI The oil lamp hung on a chain that raised and lowered it to be lit. Porcelain dishes are displayed in a hutch that belonged to Marsha's maternal grandparents from Am- brose, ND. Each of their two chip dren have remembrances of their grandparents and great grandpar- ents in their rooms. In their spa- cious finished basement an antique cabinet displays toys from Jeff's childhood. Lydia Kelly 402Hill Ave N Christmas is a favorite holiday for Lydia. Her new twin home is decorated beautifully with the aid of Bob Thomson of Wayne's Vari- ety in Park River. The open floor plan from kitchen, dining and liv- ing room continues to the outdoor patio. Lydia has a love of color. Her striking bedroom is lavender ac- cented in white including a white Christmas tree decorated with the attractive bling of her late mother's jewelry. She has reserved the large master suite for guests. She likes to peruse antique shops and display her "finds." An oil painting of a local artist, the late Bette Galloway hangs in the mas- ter suite. Built for convenience as well as handicapped accessible, the twin home features lots of storage in- cluding a walk-in pantry. 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