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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER I 0, 2014 Page 7 By David Larson for The Press PARK R1VER, N.D. -- There must still be hundreds of us Park Riverites, some older, some still sorta young, who have memories of the old grade school building -- memories of being so bored that it was "exciting" to watch the shadows move across the hard maple floor, of running madly out to recess, trying to avoid the play- :ground bullies, posing for Mr. Hultstrand on the front steps, watching incredibly bad movies down in the gym, watching Fritz (or whoever the janitor was) sweep the classrooms, throwing our coats over the hooks in the cloak room, going down, or up, to the mu- sic room, remembering that wonderful smell of "hot lunch" on a bitter winter noontime, and all those dozens of memories that race back into our minds when rec- ollecting those wonderful days of grade school. Somewhere in our memories every one of us re- members filing into the school library, trying to find a book that would last us a week. I remember in the sweetest in the worId. Some descried them as soundir~g I said the books were old, and I meant really old; the copyright date is 1909. "1909" and "Park River Library" were enough to delight an old local histori- an like myself. But I found something even more delightful, a kind of Christmas gift, with each of the books. Some six- ty years ago the librarian removed the books from the collection-- but she left the cards in the pockets! On those cards were the names of some -- no, many -- long-ago students who had walked into the grade school library on their weekly visits and Checked out books, even before I was a first-grader back in 1948. The card pockets have "1946" written on them. I'm not sure of library procedures, but it seems likely that when the librarian discarded a previous card, she pro- vided a new pocket for the new card and in this case at least put the date on it. In these two books, the due dates show only the month and day, not the year, but judging from the cycle of months and days, it looks like the books may have been on the shelves until 1950 or fourth grade when Miss Heinle came to my rescue, and 1951 before they were finally retired, after perhaps forty helped me find a book that was interesting and new, even with lead pencil, or "dog-earing" a book, would of Heaven itself. The chimes had been silent so long . " years of service rather than my checking out Paddlewings, the Pen- earn you a fine. I even remember learning a new word that some folks doubted that they ever had rung at all, . . guin for the third time. It seems like !,remember there from those admonitions on library card pockets: so the people determined to coax them into ringing. At .enclosmg scans of.both library cards. The hand- being a lot of really heavy books, like Crime and Pun- "...and for all the fines accruing... A kid remembers a massive Christmas service, they watched as the no- writing ramer mature In most casesi possm7 me ishment, Kenneth Roberts novels, and others that were those warnings. They seemed very stern at the time. bles gave immense amounts of money-- silence They teacher or an oiaer l brary asslstani signed me OOOK OUI. just as thick. And if my memory hasn't completely The books I came across are pretty much ordinary watched as the king slowly approached the alto, and In afewcases!he writing looks like that of a younger bet[ayed me, the grade school library was like the city children's books from many years ago, two copies of gave his crown-- silence The people were about to g(ade sc oo er.. , ...... ...... library: it had a lot of very old books. "Why the Chimes Rang bs; a fellow named RaYmond leave, when the chimes began to ring, softly at first, Were youa schooler in the late' 1940s? It might Recently, I came across a couple of very old books MacDonald Alden. It is an illustrated children s sto- and then bursting out with all the forceful joy of Christ- be fun to see if some of you readers of the Press can that were once in the Park River Public School Library's ry, only 31 pages long, with some text, and lots of vivid mas. They rang, because, unseen by all, a little boy had identify one or two of those young readers from a long collection. They've still got the pocket for their library line drawings. It is perhaps on a third or fourth grade placed a small silver coin on the altar as a gift of love. time ago, or, surely somebody might even encounter cards, with the standard warnings of 60 and more years level. Its plot is simple: The chimes of a church in a End of story. The book itself isn't really worth writ- herself. It would be a nice Christmas present to the town ago: books could not be kept longer than two weeks, far-away land had not rung in living memory. Their ing even this small article about -- but there is a bit if we could identify some of these children from so long after that the fine was two cents a day; marking a book, sound was supposed to be as beautiful as the sounds more to my story, ago. THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER I 0, 2014 Notice to Creditors Notice to Creditors IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Betty A. In the Matter of the Estate of Rodney McMillian AKA Elizabeth A. McMillian, Lynn Ellefson, Deceased Deceased Probate No. 50-2014-PR-00065 Probate No. 50-2014-PR-00067 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the their claims within three (3) months after date of the first publication or said claims the date of the first publication of this will be forever barred. Claims must be notice or said claims will be forever presented to Kevin Skavhaug, 622 Code barred. Claims must either be presented Ave. S. Park River, ND 58270 personal to Jon B. McMillian, Personal representatives of the estate or filed with Representative of the estate, at 144 Co. the Court. Rd. 12B, Fordville, ND 58231 or filed with the court. Dated this 17 day of November, 2014 Dated this 3 day of December, 2014. Sillers, Laaveg & Wenzel Attorneys at Law By: Tracy L. Laaveg, PC Attorney ID #5839 104 4th St. W. PO Box 127 Park River, ND 58270 Telephone: (701) 284 6300 Fax: (701) 284-6306 Attorney for the Petitioner Kevin Skavhaug Personal Representative Wes. R. Welch Wes R. Welch, PC PO Box 107 201 Briggs Ave. S. Park River, ND 58270 (701)284-7833 Attorney for Kevin Skavhaug (Dec. 10, 17 and 24, 2014) (Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 2014) The following is a list of our former subscribers whose addresses are unknown. If you know the where- abouts of these individuals please contact our office at 701-284-7221 or 1-800-284-7222, Polar Communications, P.O. Box 270, Park River, ND 58270-0270. Name Address City. State Zip Code Aafedt, Leland 901 42nd St SApt 129 Fargo ND 58103 Aaland & Robbins PO Box 655 Cavalier ND 58220 Acacio, Kevin A 708 Spraker Dr Rm 114 CavalierAFS ND 58220 Adams Mountain Lurtheran Church PO Box 79 Adams ND 58210 Agotness, Amy PO Box 324 Park River ND 58270 Aid Association For 5820 73rd Ave N Apt 212 Minneapolis MN 55429 Aid Association For PO Box826 Cavalier ND 58220 Aid Association For PO Box 1046 Conchas Dam NM 88416 Discover fascinating stories and easily plan your own adventures to where history happened! A Traveler's Companion to North Dakota State Historic Sites 3rd edition ........ $23.95 To order, call 701.328.2879 or e-mail STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH DAKOTA Aipperspach, Alma c/o Darwin Golz, PO Box 536 cavalier ND 58220 Almen, Tyler 809 Wadge Ave S Apt 5 Park River ND 58270 Al's Tax Service 1346 H Denegon Ave Kissimmee FL 34741 Amb, Nick R 41 Main St S Karlstad MN 56732 American Legion Hall PO Box 165 Mountain ND 58262 Amundrud Ernest PO Box 157 Fairdale ND 58229 Amundson Patty M 4662 8thAve S Fargo ND 58103 Anderson Floyd T PO Box 299 Northwood ND 58267 Anderson Ivan J 40 Good Sam Dr Arthur ND 58006 Anderson Jayson O PO Box 275 Drayton ND 58225 Anderson NeilA. 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Apply at: "Exempt from ND Veter- ans' Preference" BANKING: OPERATIONS/COMPLIANCE Officer with or without lending experience needed for $35M South Dakota bank. Full hospital insurance for employee and family. Possible ownership. Great oppor- tunity for the right person. 806-679-3288. EXTENSION PARENT EDUCATOR, Morton County Mandan, ND. NDSU is an EO/AA Employer. Open until filled. Apply at: "Exempt from ND Veterans' Pref- erence" EXTENSION AGENT-IN-TRAINING/Ag & Natural Resources, dized housing for Williston/Belfield. Weekly pay, excellent benefits. Oliver County, Center, ND. NDSU is an EO/AA Employer. Open until or filled. Apply at: "Exempt from ND REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Veterans' Preference" NORTH DAKOTA FARMLAND values are at all-time highs! Con- RAILROAD VEGETATION CONTROL: Full-time traveling opportu- tact Kevin Pifer 701-238-5810 ( for Free Farmland nity, 60-80 hours/week, $11-$15/hour, meal allowance, paid lodging & Valuation Land Auctions & Farmland Management Services. benefit package. RAW, Inc. in Cooperstown, ND - 888.700.0292 I I info@rawapplicators,com MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR POSITION available with Weckerly YOUR NORTHSCAN CLASSIFIED ad (up to 25 words) will appear Farms, Hurdsfield, ND. Looking for FT, year-around farm equipment in every North Dakota newspaper for just $150. Contact your newspa- operator and or laborer. Some mechanical work involved. CDL or abil- per to place an ad. ity to obtain one is a plus. Salary DOE. Health insurance, paid vacation, ND MEDIA GUIDE: Names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mails of housing available. Contact Chad at 701-962-3343. all ND newspapers, radio/TV stations, specialty publications. Only $25. CLASS A OTR DRIVER WANTED. Reefer/drive in. Home weekly. 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