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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 20 I 5 profit groups that improve the quality of life for the Park River com— munity. Larson served on the Park River Community Endowment Fund Advisory Committee for over 30 years, and was serving as its Chair at the time of his passing. “Tom cared about this community very much,” said Advisory Com- mittee member Ann Berg. “His gift will benefit Park River residents and this area forever.” Since its establishment in 1983, the Park River Community En- dowment Fund has awarded over $143,500 in 129 grants to qualify- ing projects in Park River. 2015 grant recipients included the City of Park River for replacing furnaces in the auditorium, First Care Health Center for the Digital Scale Project, Good Samaritan Society of Park River for the purchase of a new generator, Kiddie Korner Preschool & Daycare for shingling their roof, and the Park River Happy Hour Sen- ior Citizens Club to help repair the front of the Senior Center Build- in g. The Park River Community Endowment Fund supports project and programs in the areas of civic, preservation, education, health servic- es, emergency services, arts, youth, and senior services as well as a broad category for the “greatest need”. Front Page Life: Drayton/Valley-Edinburg Titans Rachel Jonasson drives to the basket past Tornadoes Whitley Carrier. The Titans won 56-37 over the Tornadoes in Cavalier last Friday. I Offer to BXpire Dec, 18, Christmas giftware. We offer . . Mail-Out Prescriptions Delivery Service Blood Pressure Screening Photo Kiosk I 10% off Sr. Citizen Discount Zoovio Video Dealer Gifts Hallmark Cards ' Drive-up Window Ye Olde Medicine Center Park River - 701 -284-7676 I g 7 if :3; + if I I I l l I F919 . Guge I I Off Christmas Open House at: I I candles Ye Olde Medicine Center in I I Park River and Drayton Drug I I or reed in Drayton will be Monday, I I d -ff December 14th thru Friday I I I USBPS- December 18th. I Limit ’1 er I p We will be having cookies, I I CUStDmer- hot: cider, and savings on all I I I I Drayton Drug Drayton . 701-454—3831 Hours: M-F 8:306 Hours: 9—6 - Sat. 9-12 Have a really, . S! PICK-IT CHALLENGE ' We can help. Call the Press at 284-6333 Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Wednesday: Confirmation 4:15-5:15pm at Trinity Gardar Ladies Aid Christmas Party 6pm, Thursday: 2:00pm Borg Worship, Sunday: 10:30am WORSHIP at Vikur, Sunday School program during church service followed by potluck Tuesday: 2:30pm Bible Study at Borg Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg Wednesday: 2130—3230 Confirmation, 4 pm WELCA Christmas program, potluck at 5 pm. Sunday: Sunday 9:15 Worship, 10:15 am. Sunday School, Tue: 9200 Women‘s Bible Study St John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 8:30 pm. St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Lankin (www.p|btriparish.org/) Sunday 10:30 pm. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Saturday 5:00 pm Games start December 19th Sign up at: polarbowlchallenge.com The Park River Community Endowment Fund'is a permanent en- dowment fund that supports the Park River community. The North Dako— ta Community Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under IRS code 501(c)(3) and North Dakota law, provides professional man- agement for the fund. Gifts to the fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of state and federal law. Interest from the Park River Commu- nity Endowment Fund is rewarded in annual grants every year to sup- port nonprofit projects and programs that work to improve the quali- ty of life in the Park River community. The Park River Community En— dowment Fund is able to accept outright gifts, deferred gifts, bequests, life insurance and charitable gift annuities. The Park River Community Endowment Fund Advisory Commit— tee is made up of local residents who lead fundraising efforts and rec- ommend grant awards. Current members are Dan Stenvold (Chair), Steve Currie, Don Oppegard, Joann Okeson, Father Gary Luiten, .Eu- gene Bossert, and Ann Berg. For more information about the Park River Community Endowment Fund or the North Dakota Community Foundation, please contact Amy Wamke at 701—795-1531 or visit www.NDCF.net/ParkRiver. 5.171‘ (.100. It is difficult to find the adequate words to thank all of you. All the 100 s of searchers who helped us find our TraVIs. You put your Was on hold and risked your health In the difficult terrain. Thank You. Thank you all for the support and generosity to our families. We are humbled. Travrs' hearts. Just to mention a_ few of the grou s that were out searching for Travis: alsh County SherIff's De artment, Grand Forks Water Rescue, rand Forks Sheriff's Department, State Border Patrol, Search and Rescue Dogs, Quick Response Teams, Red Cross, Nelson County Sheriff's Department, All community ambulances, all other community law enforcement agenCIes, community groups servrng sandwiches, coffee, water, the cities of Park River, Pisek, Fordville, Larimore, Grafton, Brocket, Lakota, Michigan, Lankin, Whitman, Adams, Grand Forks, and so many more. We apologize for Ieavmg any group out, but there were so many out there searching for Travis. The families and relatives of Travis Wade Vorachek. JOIN OUR FREE COLLEGE BOWL FOOTBALL CONTEST! Pick the winning teams of this year's bowl games and you could win a great prize from Polar. “9 POLAR St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 am. Tuesday: 5:30 pm. Thursday: 7 am. St. Brigid of lreland Catholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 pm. - Sunday Mass: 10:30 am. - Monday Friday: 7 am. - Wednesday: 6:00 pm. Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Park River 9:00 AM Sunday School/Adult Study/ Coffee, 10:00 AM Worship Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday School stating at 9 am. - Church services at 10 am. St. Mary’s Church Saturday: 9:30 am. Good Sam. Center - 5 pm. St. Mary’s, Park River Sunday: 8 am. St. Luke’s, Veseleyvllle - 10 am. St. Mary’s, Park River Charles J. .Lukes, age 91, of Zumbro— ta, MN, passed away on Thanks- giving morning, November 26, at the Zumbrota Care Center in Zumbro- ta, Minnesota. Charles (Char- lie) was born on March 2, 1924 on the farm near Lankin, North, fl Dakota, to Frank and Sylvia (Tren- da) Lukes. He attended school in Lankin and was very active in the school band playing trumpet. He married Mayme Kovarik on May 31, 1944. Charlie and Mayme lived on their farm near Lankin and had two sons, Alan and Frank. He retired from fanning in 1963 and moved to Grand Forks where he became a bulk oil agent for DX back to school and entered the real estate business, at first as a sales- man for Valley Park Real Estate and a few years later started his own company Town and Country Real Estate . He became a VA and FHA appraiser as well and had a very successful business for the next 25 years. He was past presi- dent of the GF Board of Realtors. Charlie and Mayme traveled extensively across the United States and Canada, including Alaska. with their travel trailers and mo- torhome. He became very inter- ested in gemstones and joined the East Grand Forks Gem and Min— eral Club, later becoming president. He built a sophisticated lapidary shop in their home and could be found at his benches cutting rocks and polishing pieces that were turned into jewelery in his spare time. Mayme designed many ofhis unique creations. Charlie loved horses and drove to Calgary many times to attend their rodeo. Old time polka music was another fa- vorite. They moved to Minnesota (rural 'Oronoco) in 1985 and built a country home with room for gardening and more gem hunting trips. In 1995 they moved to Zumbrota where they built a retire- ment home and joined Our Saviours Lutheran Church. Charlie is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mayme, of Zumbro- ta, son Alan (Ellen) ofBismarck, son Frank (LauraJean) of Rochester, granddaughter Susan (Josh Wendland) of Milbank,, SD, grandson Charles (Katie) Lukes of Cape Coral Florida, sister Flo— rence Flanigan of Fargo, brother- in-law Tony Hodny of F argo. niece Carolyn Hodnv of Fargo. and] land, Olivia and Stella Wendland (twins), .Rylan and Harper Charles Wendland all of Milbank, and Quentin and Carlisle Lukes of Cape Coral, Florida. Harper was born on March 2nd, and his mid— dle name is after great grandpa Charlie. He is preceeded in death by his parents Frank and Sylvia Lukes , an infant brother Frankie and an in- fant sister Josephine. He will be buried at Oakwood East Cemetery in Rochester in a private graveside ceremony by Pastor Eric Westlake. A celebration of his life will be incorporated into a church service at Our Saviours Church at a later date. Charlie was a 75 year member of the 'Westem Fraternal Life Association. Arrangements are being handled by the Mahn Funeral Home in Zumbrota, Minnesota. Memorials may be directed to the Zumbrota Care Center, 433 Mill Street, Zumbrota, Minnesota 55992. THE IIIUSTRATED BIBLE ...A decree went out from Caesar Augustus; all went to be registered, everyone to" hisown city. joseph also went up from Galilee to the city of Bethlehem, to be registered with Mary, who was with child. While there, she gave birth to her first: * born Son, Wrapped Him in sWaddling Cleths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. © 2015 by King Features Syndicate, lnc. World rights reserved. - Walsh County Press 0 Church Directory - Federated Church Sunday: 9 am. Worship (Fordville) - 9:30 am. Sunday School (Park River) - 10:45 am. Worship (Park River) Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Wednesday: 6:00 PM Confirmation, 7:00 Wings, 7:00 Youth Group Sunday: 9:45 AM Sunday School for all ages, 10:30 Coffee Fellowship, 11 :00 Worship Service Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg Sunday: 9 am. Church Services 10:15 am. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 am. Bible Study Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 am. Worship Bethel Baptist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 am. worship, 10:45 am. Fellowship 0 Wednesday: Awana Children’s Ministry 6:00 pm. - Tuesday: Prayer Bible study at 7:00 pm. 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 tollefiou/imeralhome. com E 'Frnsr UNITED J FBanansurance my; FUNERAL HOME The Walsh County Press, Inc. (U.S.P.S. Pub. 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