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PAGE 6 THE PRESS DECEMBER 18, 2013 A,'c,4 V"o._rcc00 Concern for the 'town with a heart.' By Jeanne Peterka PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Park River: "The Town With a Heart?" After reading the article regarding the pet hens that Teresa Gire keeps, I'm wondering if the ma- jority of the city council should- n't be classified as chickens. I was appalled at the manner the coun- cil chose to advise Teresa of this ridiculous animal ordinance. A simple phone call, letter or visit from a council member would have been more fitting that send- ing a Sheriffs Deputy (s) to her home at 10:00 PM! Hens don't crow, they are not presenting a public nuisance, health concern, they're well cared for, and are pets. Come on council members; show us that Park River is still "The Town With a Heart." Editor's Note: Peterka is the from Grafion, ND. From a Class Room to a Jail House By Ronnie Setness PARK RIVER, N.D. -- I find it very troubling and embarrass- ing for our Park River Area to be in such a situation with our 5th grade teacher. I don't know the family but I admire them for coming forward, they need our prayers and our reaching out to them. The young girl is a class mate of my oldest grandson Ry- lan, which are both 16. We live in a democracy and a person is considered innocent until proven guilty. Hopefully the situation is only with this one young 16- year-old teenager, we will just need to wait and let the legal sys- tem do its work. At this time of December 1 st, I have talked to four school board members and one principal and they claim they know nothing and had no part in the interview involved with hiring the fifth grade elementary teacher. It is fair to assume someone in- terviewed him and recommend- ed him as he couldn't hire himself. Over the past year I have read sev- eral articles in our local papers concerning the fomaing of Park  River AreaSchools and attended some the community meetings. I came to the understanding we would attempt to hire qualified, experienced teachers from our community. There were experi- enced, qualified teachers in our community especially with the combination of the two area schools going together. Why did the Administration go down the road of hiring a teacher from South Dakota? It makes no sense and the fact that he got hauled from the school to the jail really makes no sense. I believe we need a new policy enacted on how we hire teachers. It appears the system we have doesn't work and we have disappointed the Park River Area. When the two schools went together, we were told they were going to hire ex- perienced, qualified teachers from the Park River Area Schools if they could find them. There was ample supply our administration did not follow through. They sim- ply lied to us. This kind of per- formance undemaines some of the basic moral principles we are trying to instill in our students. Again, I want to emphasize when we hire qualified people in our community, we know their char- acter, life styles values, etc, etc and it's easy to do our home work. The more dis tam the.applicant is, the no dif,,glt en- sum[rig to doe se thing: At the same time following this tran- sition of locally would have helped bring the whole area school into a move united com- munity. This is something we all need. Character comes with per- sons' skills and other things can be taught and learned. Editor "s Note: Setness is the from Park River, ND. Weathering the storm: "Christmas Season Miracle" By Fred & Mary Thoelke CRYSTAL, N.D. -- My hus- band, Fred and I were returning from a Doctor's appointment in Fargo, Wednesday, December 4th. It was one of those extra stormy, North Dakota winter days and we were on high alert driving both directions to and from Fargo. As the day turned into night and we finally reached the Grafton exit to head home to Crystal, we hit a bank of snow that stopped us cold. And it was cold outdoors, at least 2 below zero with 24 mile an hour winds causing a lower wind chill fac- tor. Having prayed all the way both directions, for angels to watch over and protect us and get us home safely, we were de- lighted in how the good Lord shoes to answer that prayer. My husband put on our flash- ing lights - for we were very close to the entrance to the exit and were concerned that a semi or another vehicle might not see our difficulty and crash into the back of us. He jumped out to see if he could do anything to extricate us from this perilous situation. But before he could get back into the car, a young man in a white car pulled up just to the side of us (effectively pro- tecting us from interstate traffic), and grabbed a small portable shovel and started digging! Next, a white pick-up with three young men pulled up be- hind us (further protecting us from any possibility of a back- end collision) and started help- ing the young man with the shovel dig us out. I told my hus- band - look at these young North Dakota men - they are smiling as they work to get us out - look at them! He agreed they could- n't be more full of energy and joy as they did what we were not able to do - push the car back- wards and forwards, dig and smile, dig and smile and finally set us free! They hopped back in their vehicles after much gratitude on our part and head- ed home themselves. The white car continuing on the interstate, my husband asked the young man driving the pick up where they were headed (hoping we could follow them awhile) and sure enough, they were going to Park River! The driver gave us his name.. Andy Thompson. I believe he and his buddies were angels sent by God in an- swer to our day long prayer for protection! I will enter this into the "Christmas season mir- acle" category of my journal for this December 2013. I want to thank the families of these young men for raising such solid, good men who take a North Dakota winter storm-by storm them- selves-with joy and concern for others in need! Submitted with deep grati- tude. py Holida Midgarden Family Clinic will be open Christmas Eve until noon and reopening on Dec. 26. Closed New Year's Day NORTH STAR CooP IN PARK RWER r /5 HA VING A * HOLIDA r WINE SALd DECEMBER 23 - 31 BuY 2 oR MORE BOTTLES OF WINE AND GET $1.00 OFF PER BOTTLE I. CHOOSE FROM ANY WINE IN STOCK. STOCK UP FOR THEHOLIDAYS NORTH STAR : all of with i i Your classified ad will appear in all 90 North Dakota daily and weekly newspapers for only Call your newspaper or 100660085-8889 for details HELP WANTED CITY OF NAPOLEON seeking applica- tions for full -time POLICE OFFICER. Ap- plicants must be ND post licensed or li- censable. Salary between $30,000 and $40,000 per year depending on experi- ence - benefits included. Send resume to PO Box 31, Napoleon, ND 58561, or call 701-754-2626 with any questions. Posi- tion open until filled. DIVIDE COUNTY SCHOOLS in Crosby has Business Manager opening. Ac- counting, computer and office skills re- quired. Express interest by January 3. Call 701-965-6313 for more information. NOW HIRING EVENT specialist, conduct in-store demonstrations to generate ex- citement and brand awareness, through events and promotions. Weekends. Email Linda.Vue@asmnet. corn or call 952-829- 3304. FULLTIME AUTO BODY Tech. with expe- rience wanted. Pay based on experience. Call Stein Auto Body at 701-256-2286 or 701-370-1512. H & H ELECTRIC, Inc. a local established electrical company in Williston, ND is seeking Journeymen and Experienced Apprentice Electricians. Oil & gas industry experience a plus! Competitive pay and benefits. 701-774-1001. HEFTY SEED OF Hurdsfield, ND is seek- ing an experienced c=ustom applicator. Du- ties include spreading, spraying, soil test- ing, customer deliveries, and other related tasks. Must be dependable. If interested, please contact Chad at 701-962-3346. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR POSITION available with Weckerly Farms, Hurds- field, ND. Looking for FT, year-around farm equipment operator and laborer. Some mechanical work involved, CDL or ability to obtain one is a plus. Salary DOE. Health insurance, paid vacation. Housing available. Contact Cole at 701-652-5770. IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR an experi- enced truck driver or wner/peratr" Competitive compensation package for drivers includes benefits, vacation and performance bonuses. Freight Solutions of Hurdsfield, ND specializes in hopper and liquid freight, hauling bulk ag com- modities. We are seeking a qualified, pro- fessional driver to join our company. Tanker and NH3 experience preferred but not required. Must be able to drive to Canada. If you are looking for reliable work with a family-owned company, call Mark at 701-962-3302 or visit freightsolu- RUD TRANSPORTATION, LLC is hiring full-time hydrovac operators and swampers for the Dickinson area. Starting salary is DOE. We provide BC/BS Single Plan HealthCare, Afiac Accident Policy, Paid Time Off. Housing is provided at $700/month. The following requirements are needed: Possess a current Class B CDL with Tanker endorsement, Pass com- pany road test, pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Must be able to follow all company policies for safety procedures. Must follow all directions carefully and safely. Must be able to complete all re- quired paperwork accurately, timely and legibly. Must perform maintenance and service work on truck and trailer. Contact Jennifer Peterson for inquiries and to re- ceive an application: Rud Transportation, LLC, PO Box 56, Center, ND 58530, Phone: 800-794-3169 Ext. 105, Fax: 701- 794-3647, Emaih BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES STAKE OUT: TURN-KEY restaurant busi- ness next to motel, Lisbon, ND. Very suc- cessful. Catering banquet room (seats 250). Owner retiring. Priced reduced $279,000 to $199,000, 701-678-3193. FIRST & LAST CHANCE Bar, Lisbon, ND. Turn-key bar, drive-up window, off street parking, 5 lots, very successful. Owner retiring after 21 years. $129,000, 701- 678-3193. HOMES FOR SALE ROCK LAKE, ND Home For Sale, 3 BR 2 Bath, att garage, on 4' crawl space. Con- tact Amy Nikolaisen, Can-Do Auction & Real Estate, 877-812-4305 www.can- REAL ESTATE FOR SALE SNOWBIRDS ARE FLOCKING to Ari- zona! Vacation-investment homes, or re- locations. Contact Mark Tait, Designated Broker GREENBIRD REALTY. Over 20 years experience. 701-645-1566, Serving ND & AZ. NORTH DAKOTA FARMLAND values are at all time highs! Contact Kevin Pifer 701- 238-5810 ( for Free Farmland Valuation Land Auctions & Farmland Management Services. WANTED: MINERAL INTERESTS/Oil & Gas Leases - Experienced Family Owned Oil Production & Exploration Co. We'll Help You Monetize Your Mineral Assets. Send details to P.O. Box 8946, Denver, CO 80201. MineralAssets@qwestof-, 877-754-3111. LAND FOR SALE 40 ACRES IN SOUTH DAKOTA. $19,960! $460 down, $195/mo. No credit check! Owner financing! Larger Parcels Avail- able! Great Buy! 1-800-967-7868 John B. MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE LOOKING FOR THE most complete list- ing of ND Media? ND Media Guide. Only $25! Call 701-223-6397, ND Newspaper Association. A 25-WORD AD costs only $150. Runs in every North Dakota newspaper. What a deal! Contact your newspaper to place your ad. MISCELLANEOUS WE MAKE IT easy to place an ad in one or all 90 North Dakota newspapers. One order, one bill, one check. We provide the ad design and tearsheets. Call the North Dakota Newspaper Association, 701-223- 6397.