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THEWALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018 Page 3 not just a pharmacy, Locally owned and operated, Grafton - Drug features a unique selection of giftware, puzzles, candy, kitchen items cards, and more. Gift wrap with purchase. Gift cards also available. Walsh County 41L.I Spotlight The merchants below are / ,/ I proud I Giving Hearts DayThe 24-hour Online GMng Hearts Day Fundraising Event will take place on Thursday Feb. 8. Contributions of $10 or more will be matched. Please go to www.impactgivebackorg to participate.There are a number of area organize- dons benefitting from the online event this year a few of the area participants include: First Care Health Center of Park River, Park River Bible Camp, St Gianna's Maternity Home of Warsaw, Good Samaritan Society of Park River, CHI Friendship, and Unity Medical Center of Grafton. Sal aritan -'" Socict Park River 301 County Road 12B 284-7115 AUTO PARTS Park River , l lmplement, 284-6316 Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 UNITED Michigan ~ 259-2112 --"- . Bank&lnsurance Hoople ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 110 4th St. E Park River Jim's Super Valu 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! ELbC I HIe LTD. 65 Years of exceptional service - with many third generation customers. Experienced, well trained and knowledgable staffthat live in your communities. Providing Quality Electrical Services to: ,Farms Agricultural Plants Schools Water Plants Homes Cities Hospitals Just about anything else that needs wiring Serving northeastern North Dakota and northwc~evn Minnesota Call us at 701-284-7433 SAMSON, the strongest name in the industryl -Walsh County Veterans Service Office There are a few ways to officially identify yourself as a military vet- eran. One quick way is to get a 'V' indicator added to your driver's license. North Dakota implemented this indicator August 1, 2011. To get this in- dicator, visit your local County Veterans Service Officer and bring your DD214 (discharge document), if they don't already have it on file. The CVSO has access to a form that they sign and give to you to take to the Driver's License Division. Present the form when you renew your driver's license and the 'V' indicator will be added that day. If you have over a year or many years before your license is up for renewal, you still can get the indicator. Same process, except it will cost $8.00 to get a dupli- cate license printed. The other quick way to prove you are a military veteran is to bring a copy of your DD214 (discharge document) with you. This method is use- ful if applying for a loan at a bank. VA health care enrollees do receive a card once they are enrolled in the VHA system and continue to use the system. Enrolling in the VA health care system can be challenging, but CVSOs encourage all veterans to apply anyway. Lastly, the federal government approved funding for a national veter- ans ID card back in 2015. They finally rolled out the web site (Vets.Gov) this past year. The system appears to be back up and running for the mo- ment. This method will require youto have a computer with Interact ac- cess, an e-mail, and a smartphone that can take photos and send/receive text messages. You will also need your military discharge paper and a government photo ID. The aforementioned methods are only open to those who served on federalized active military duty. Peacetime, non-federalized National Guardsmen do qualify for membership in the Veterans Service Organi- zation AMVETS (amvets.org). Any questions, please call the Walsh County Veterans Service Office at 352-5030 or your local CVSO. Thank you for your service. Katrina Hodny, Veteran Service Officer Admin Bldg 638 Cooper Ave, Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237 701-352-5030 or 701-331-1700 walshcountyvso@nd.gov walshcountynd.corn/veteran Facebook @WalshCountyVeterans ! I I r By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, diologist, and the devices could sell I've heard that hearing aids for between $250 and $300 at will soon be available over-the- drugstores and other retailers. counter and will be much cheaper The only problem is that it will than they currently are. What can be a couple more years before you tell me about this? My husband these OTC hearing aids are avail- desperately needs hearing aids able to consumers. So in the mean- but we simply can t afford them. time, here are some tips that can Searching Spouse help you find some affordable op- Dear Searching, Check Your Insurance Unfortunately, for many years While most private health in- the high cost of hearing aids has surance companies do not cover kept millions of Americans with hearing aids, there are some that do. heating loss from getting hearing For example, Aetna members can aids because they can't afford purchase aids at a discount through them. certain suppliers, and United Hearing aids - typically sold Healthcare offers hearing aids to through audiologists' offices - are their beneficiaries through Health- expensive, usually ranging be- Innovations for $799 to $999 each. tween $1,000 and $4,000 per ear, You should also know that some and are not typically covered by pri- federal workers, as well as residents vate insurance or traditional of Arkansas, Connecticut, New Medicare. Hampshire, and Rhode Island can But there's good news on the get their hearing aids covered by horizon. Last summer President health insurance, as can eligible vet- Trump signed the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 into law. erans through the Department of This will allow people with mild to Senior Sovvy moderate hearing loss to buy hear- Corlt. po e ,5 ing aids without consulting an- au- "/'e /,zl,//ed /a Ever Giving Hearts Day Menu Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread, Beverages, and Desserts Where and When Wednesday, February 7th 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Park River City Hall 504 Briggs Ave. South Park River, ND 58270 This free will offering event is a joint fundraiser between Park River Bible Camp and the Good Samaritan for Giving Hearts Day. san aritan p A R K Members of the Women's Bible Study group of the Federated Church held their weekly meeting on January 23, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Center to honor Lorene Whitesides Larson on her 100th Birthday. Regally dressed in a beautiful purple outfit, Lorene shared ex- periences of her 100 years of life that kept the ladies entertained and laughing. Family and friends remem- bered her with cards and floral arrangements. The Activity De- partment had the room arranged and decorated for the occasion. Closing the celebration; they had Lorene's favorite orange cookies from Welch's Bakery and coffee. years Photo: Submitted Photo: Submitted Above: Lulher Meberg, Walsh,County Commissioner co ratulates North Dakota of Engifleem(NDAtE) 18 Supedntendent of le for roadway and bridge funding ties when they were transitioning and has been involved in numer- in their leadership positions. ous FEMA disasters to the point of " She is a wife and a mother, an being on a first name basis with a avid golfer, an active member of lot of the Department of Emer- her church, a Team Captain for Re- gency Services personnel, lay for Life, and a member of the Sharon has never hesitated to American Legion Auxiliary. reach out to her peers to either re- Sharon holds the title of the first ceive or give advice even going as female Highway Superintendent in far as assisting neighboring coun- North Dakota. dresses will be packaged and mailed to the RHFH collection site in Flori- da. Both Jenson and Knutson are seniors at Valley-Edinburg High School. "Joining FCCLA has been a great experience for me," Knutson commented. "FACS and FCCLA teach valuable skills like leadership and commu- nication skills." "You also meet a lot of new people when attending FC- CLA events." Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and socie- tal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has more than 150,000 members and more than 5,300 chapters from 48 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Become a 'Giving Heart' on February 8th by donating to CHI Friendship to help support people with disabilities! Donate Onlir~! Write a check! Call us with Impac111~eback.org Dated 2/8/18. received on/belorequestions! O~mate, ~ear~h Gi~ng Hearts Day 701-235-8217 "Friendship" CHI Friendship Giving Hearts Day *--[filiAl| I|1 2111--- Your Professional Prescription Service We offer Mail-Out Prescriptions. Delivery Service. Blood Pressure Screening. Photo Kiosk. 10% off Sr Citizen Discount ' Zoovio Video Dealer. Gifts, Hallmark Cards. Drive-up Window Ye Olde Medicine Center River. 701.284-7676 Drayton Drug Drayton 701-454-3831 - Laurie