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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 Photo: Submitted Above: Sent by David Larson: I just received the recent issue of the Press with the photo of Mrs. Johnson's first grade class in 2018 -- sweet things all of them. attached a photo that lets you go back exactly 70 years: Mrs. Johnson's first grade dass in t 948-- an altogether different lot. . O AI ~ 1 MANDAN, N.D. -- More than 300 North Dakota veterans and their family members will gather this weekend for the North Dakota American Legion's Annual Winter Conference. They will focus on the four pillars the Legion was founded on nearly a century ago: Veterans Affairs and Re- habilitation, Children and Youth, Americanism and Homeland Security. Friday's opening session begins at 7:00 pm at the Bayrfiont Inn, Man- dan, ND, and will bring together military-relevant leadership from across the state. Friday's opening speakers include: Commissioner Lonnie Wangen of the ND Department of Veterans Af- fairs National Commander Leading Candidate Brett Reistad Saturday's speakers prior to the 2018 Oratorical State Finals at 1:00 pm Senator John Hoeven Intemationa! Music Camp Directors ND Boys State and Flickertail Girls State Directors Saturday's banquet keynote speaker at 6:00 pm National Vice Commander Byron Callies Other highlights of the conference on Saturday include the Press As- sociation Luncheon, during which the North Dakota American Legion Press Association Award is presented to a North Dakota individual or group who has made major accomplishments in publicizing or promoting the Amer- ican Legion. If there are any questions, please contact Ron Matthews, De- partment Adjutantat or 701-293-3120. ----=v=--- :---.: =d=.2 5- =-~- i Stenvold and Myrdal have beennearly 60 people sharing the infor- pushing to see what can be done. mat!on within a day. Myrdal said that the DOT risk as- Please plan on attending. This ,nat team dug throu :,aoo, ao visit will determine whether they do of research and decided that the next step was to have a town hall meet- mg to address the concerns of the people. "It's a chance for people to get "closer to their government offi- cials," Myrdal said. Stenvold posted the meeting in- formation to Facebook and had anything with the 32/17 intersec- tion," he said. "I' m guessing an emp- ty room will get nothing done -- a full room will give us a fighting chance." A representative from the ND DOT said that they are going to be there to listen. Community members are encouraged to attend. coordinator, thought this event would be a great way to highlight Park River's newest business while re- minding the everyone about Giving Hearts Day. Ruth said that they are very fortunate that Sherry is donating her space and her time to this great cause. They are calling this the "Cycle of Care" Spin-A-Thon, as funds raised on Giving Hearts Day will be focused to- ward needs for First Care Heath Center spanning across departments and decades from newborn to elderly. more competitive lot, and the Easy Rider. Each cyclist will be grinding it out for 15 minutes to help their team take home honors for most money raised in each divi- sion, highest miles in each division, and highest team sprit in each division. "I want people to have a blast," Ruth said. Teams signed up include a variety of businesses, fam- ilies, high school students, and teachers in addition to hospital and clinic staff. As of last week there were 10 participating as "The Young and the Rest of Us." While there might be some trial and error involved in the logistics of being the first ever Spin-A-Thon, Ruth hopes that the teams will be able to cheer each other on and everyone involved will be able to make a fun af- ternoon of it as the riders and sponsoring donors help to raise money for match funds for Giving Hearts Day. Sherry said that she plans to jump in every once and a while to get people excited. And, she said, she is work- Ruth said that they hope this is just the beginning of a great relationship between these two Park Rivdr busi- ness as the cycle of care continues. Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour online giving event for organizations across North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. During this 24-hour period, donors can lo- gin to wwy to support some of their favorite charities. Thanks to the sponsors of these match funds, Ruth The Spin-A,Thon is modeled afterAltm s Spin, for Tour de France teams and 9,Easy Rider:teams. Par of O0 a p!ay!ist to feature a few heart happy tunes, said, donations over $10 on Thursday, Feb. 8 have the Kids program with a few. modi cations.E ch, i s, of, the spirit awed ll e Ruth ai,d,",I gul jp, s,t to thanl6 tb,e hospital for giving me chance to multiply. While not everyone can jump on to have four riders and raise a minimuni 6f$20 J to sup her favorite is the Endoscopy/Colonosc0py Team eloppo ty to get involv l charity, she added, a bike foi- First Care, anyone can log on to www.giv- port the mission. There are two divisions to signify dif- who has given themSeb)es the cheeky m0fiiker "The year First Care was able to raise more than $63,000 on Feb. 8 to have their donation make ferent levels of competition, the Tour de France, for the Wise Cracks." Mariah said that she and her family are in 24-hours. a major impact with just a little click. CONGRATULATIONS TO SHERIFF RON JURGENS FOR IMPLEMENTING NARCAN IN THE WALSH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens holding the Narcan nasal spray and Carrying Cases recently implemented by the Sheriffs Office. The Walsh County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Walsh County Substance Misuse Prevention Grant, has put Narcan into the hands of each Sheriff's Deputy in the county Narcan is a lifesaving medication that can effectively reverse an overdose from opioid drugs. If given quickly in an opioid overdose, it can reverse the effects of that overdose and save a life. Deputies from Walsh County may be the first person to arrive on an overdose scene, due to the size and limited emergency services of the county. Having Narcan in the deputy's hands is another important safety tool in the fight against opioid overdose deaths. Opioids include prescription pain medication such as oxycodone, morphine, Vicodin, Percocet, Fentanyl patches, etc. It also includes the illegal drug heroin. In ND there were 61 overdose deaths in 20:15. Providing Narcan inthe field, before the ambulance arrives, may be the difference that saves a life. What does an Opioid Overdose Look Like? The body may go limp The person may be gurgling, or vomiting Skin color turns purple or blue-look at lips ,Theycannot be awakened Breathing is very slowed or shallow and finger tips What can you do to prevent opioid overdoses/deaths? 1. Call 911 immediately if you suspect an overdose 2. If the person is not breathing well, give rescue breathes (Learn CPR) 3. If you have a family member or friend who is using heroin or misusing prescription pain medication talk with your local pharmacist about getting Narcan Nasal Spray for your home. Volunteer your time to others. Get involved in your community. dumq/n# the tmr/d r/qht tree. 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