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FEBRUARY 9, 2011 THE PRESS PAGE 5 recetvtn, amon, rural funds from hospitals GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Over 50 rural North Dakota communities will benefit from grants pro- vided to rural hospitals through the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program administered through the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This year the North Dakota Flex Program distrib- uted approximately $255,000 through 22 grants to help rural hospitals across the state implement dec- tronic medical records (EMR), purchase software and equipment, provide training and support for staff, and market new programs. Some hospitals will use the funds, for example,, to market new digital mammog- raphy services, purchase EMR compatible equipment or portable x-ray machines, train staff on information technology, or coordinate regional trainings for boards of directors. Facilities that received grants include: Ashley Medical Center, Ashley St. Andrew's Health Center, Bottineau Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier Cooperstown Medical Center, Cooperstown Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center, Elgin Garrison Memorial Hospital, Garrison Sakakawea Medical Center, Hazen West River Health Services, Hettinger Lisbon Area Health Services, Lisbon Sanford Medical Center Mayville, Mayville Nelson County Health System, McVille First Care Health Center, Park River Heart of America Medical Center, Rugby Mountrail County Medical Center, Stanley Community Memorial Hospital, Turtle Lake McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc., Watford City Wishek Hospital and Clinic Association, Wishek Marlene Miller, Flex Program director says, "Since it began in 1998 the Flex Program has pro- vided over $9million in direct funding to the state's rural hospitals. It is an important program for the state in that it provides needed support da/ough funding and direct technical assistance that benefit rural communi- ties by maintaining access to quality health care." The North Dakota Flex Program, funded through a grant from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy (Health Resources and Services Administration), is a state-based partnership that works with and assists rural hospitals to stabilize and sustain their local health care infrastructure. In addition to grants, the CRH also uses North Dakota Flex Program funds to provide technical assistance to rural providers for community assessments, staff surveys, and strategic planning. experience medical careers LANGDON, N.D. -- The public health. They were able to career of their choice. A parent Langdon Area Scrubs Camp wasview x-rays, practice suturing, give session was held in the computer held on Wednesday, January 26 injections into oranges, experience lab to identify several career re- with 22 area students attending, various disabilities, check blood sources. The students experienced a simu- sugars, and look into the micro- The Langdon Area Scrubs lated emergency situation, rode in scope. They also demonstrated the ambulance and Maple Manor's transferring using gait belts, played Camp was made possible by a van, toured Cavalier County the Chronic Care Challenge game, grant from the Center for Rural Memorial Clinic and Hospital and & participated in other activities. Health--University of North Maple Manor Care Center and had Each student was given a packet of Dakota--and our local health care exposure to many different health resources, facilities. Coordinator was Carla careers available in a rural setting Several students had a follow- Symons, RN. Aaron Nord, a in acute care, long-term care and up session job shadowing a health Senior at PRHS attended. ND arts program grant deadlines approaching BISMARCK, N.D.-- by May 15, 2011 for grant application process Application deadline project periods of July 1, for everyone. All grants dates for the North 201 1 to April 30, 2012. (with the exception of Dakota Council on theEarly submission is Traditional Arts .Arts grants are approach- strongly encouraged for Apprenticeship and lng. Artist-in-Residence, all programs. Technology grant) must Teacher Incentive,, and click on "Grant Programs." For general grant questions, or if you need assistance with the The Legislature has completed would restore World History to a cles with children under thirteen three weeks, although we had a Social studies requirement instead present. It is a great experience power outage one day that pre- of an elective. Bill Jahraus, a his- for them, and they do an outstand- vented us from holding a floor tory instructor from Grafton High ins job at the podium. Their bill session and was not counted as a School contacted me about the failed last session as it was day. Committee work held in the change in HB 1400 passed in the deemed unenforceable. morning was not affected. I found 2009 session. Mr. Jahraus testi- There was also a group of sec- out later that the state capitol fled at the Education committee ond graders seeking to designate "shut down" affected statewide hearing. We have support from the "ladybug" as the state's official functions. Our grandson was to some educators on the committee insect. These bills do not take up take his Drivers permit test in so hope an amendment will make a lot of time, and who knows, it Grafton but was rescheduled it favorable to those who fear may influence them in the future because of the technology making curriculum changes at this to be interested in local and state involved, time. government. The, budget work is taking You will read a lot about HBThe House Judiciary shape, and we are challenged to 1134 which relates to the Committee passed a comprehen- look carefully at spending bills Teachers Fund for Retirementsive revision of laws governing that are not in the Governor's pro- employee and employer contribu- notaries. The bill is being revised posal. It isour responsibility to tion requirements. It will increase in cooperation with the Secretary pass a balanced and sustainable the contribution on both sides as of State to include relevant provi- budget. The Moody Revenue the fund needs shoring up. There sions from current laws that are Forecast is a report that we will are other bills also relating to state not included in the Uniform Act. receive before the crossover dead- employees and teachers. We all deal with a Notary Public line, and will be helpful in the The Williston students were from time to time but it's technol- process, back for their second session to ogy that drives this changes in I introduced HB 1143, which support the smoking ban in vehi- practice and recording. This week found us staying in mittee voted a do Pass, but it was present process of sending disput- session longer and moved many defeated in the floor session, ed samples to the Federal Grain bills forward in the process. The House bills 1465,1250,and Inspection Service, which is the next four weeks before crossover 1147 all relate to school district final goal. Elevator managers tes- will become more intense, bullying policies. Each require tiffed there are few disputes. And the issues get bigger, districts to adopt an anti bullying House Finance & Tax The House Human Services policy. Committee heard several bills committee has heard HB 1333 HB 1256 is the Graduated relating to individual and corpo- relating to foster care. This bill Driver's License bill, which had rate income tax reductions, and would shift the placement costs of intense' testimony from parents limiting property tax increases. foster care and subsidized adop- who have lost their teens to acci- All bills with fiscal notes will be tion from County property taxes dents, and concerns from rural to the State. This would relieve parents who see a need to have some of the last to move through property taxpayers of a significant their children driving for time and before crossover. burden over which local officials distance reasons. I was pleased to have a visit have little control. The committee The House Agriculture from a Grafton student, Mark has not acted on this yet.. Committee gave a Do Not Pass to Martinez, who was with House Judiciary heard HB HB 1359 following a lengthy tes- Skills,USA, having a display in 1280 which would allow historic timony relating to calibration of the Great Hall. (previously run) horse and dog instruments used to measure pro- You may contact me at jkings- races to be run on video terminals tein in grain. This bill would or call 701-520- with betting similar to live races, involve the Public Service 2435 under the supervision of the Commission to calibrate testers, Racing commission. The com- Opposing testimony described the Rep. Joyce Kingsbury As a reminder, the be completed and sub- online grant system, Hayshakers 4-H club news Community Arts Access, Individual Artistmitted via NDCA's please call NDCA's of- Bv Haves Haslekaas exDo Anril 1st at 6 nm communicmHnne rte 12 and Presenter SupportFellowships for online system which is fice at (701) 328-7590.Hayshakers 4"Hmeeting, held January 23, 2011 at6pm iHayshake 'rs'isinch geot'project ex 2, "J grants must be submitted Traditional Arts, Dance, available at These grants are sup- was called to order by President Garrett Skorheim. Aaron Nord and Garrett Skorheim volunteered to online by April 1,2011 and Theatre artists final http://northdakota.cgweb ported by the North I Pledges were said and Secretary and Treasurer re- work. Election of officers was held. New officers are for programs taking place grant submission dead- .org/. . Dakota Council on the I ports were approved as read. as follows: Justin Zahradka, President, William between July 1,2011 and line is February 15, 2011. . Complete. descrip- Arts a state ..l Old Business was for the purchase of showbox Bata,Vice-President, Tim Hodek, Secre , Garrett June 30, 2012 (draft re-The North Dakota i , . . . . tary t 0ns __ ant .......... ~.l_Jw_est~k supplies. Supphes approved to be pur- Skorhenn, Treasurer, Hayes Haslekaas, Reporter, view deadline is March "Ci uncil'on'tl{e Arts Uti ro ams, ' ]delines iNetUUllal C,llUOWlllen ......... ,-:::..'- - .... : ....................... ; .......... . ............. i'" p 3gr . gu , ' for ,t... ..,_ Ichased are 2.wheelb v s, 2 Shovels and 2 rakes. Mmhael Nord, Scrapbook, Colton Skorhe m, 15). The Traditional Arts lizes an online grantana. now to apply are rtatumg m I New Busmess included the discussion on a ski Recreation Chairman. --' Apprenticeship applica- system that is designed to available , t ougl} contmgent on availability [ trip, variety show topics (Variety Show April 17 at 3 Pizzas were served for lunch along with bars tions must be postmarked simplify and expedite the r LJ a S weoslte at of funds. I pm), dates for upcoming county 4-H events (project brought by Eva Sobak and Bergit Sobak. nurses also to all the custodians and mainte- nance people at First Care Hea!th Center I a also want to thank the people that came to visit at the hospital and at home. A special thank you to Pastor Jeff for all the prayers i Also for all the cards and letters I received. I want to thank my family for all the help I am receiving at home while recovering. q I also want to say what a wonderful hospital we have here m small town U.S.A, Park River. I truly believe I received better care t than I wouldhave in a bigger far away city hospital. Thanks again, . Earl Weisz J i C a rd off a n pie who were so helpful at the time of Kris' last illness and death. Special appreciation goes to those "Angels ofMercy,'the Altru Home Health and Hospice nurses and other members of their team.-Kris appreciated their tender, loving care so much ' Special thanks to nieces Nancy Lawson and Rose Moore for all their help with transporta- tion, food and care. Thankyou also to sisters Helen Bowles and Lillian Ferguson for their care and support and to nephew Scott Salwei and wife Mary for all the frod. visits and con- cem. We also appreciate the, [ovely flowers, card, meaningfial notes, food and telephone ! calls Rita Heigaard Holly and Pat Deisz Family 19' Steve and Shelley Heigaard Family J J Do you want your news noticed? Do you or your group Word ann have story to tell? s c ot exoress our appreciation \ for the many acts oi kindness and sympathy / h,',r,', h,',ln we receivedat the sudden de "ath of our husL I l .I .,., ,,., , ,,.,,,., ,v , "-"1-'. band, father, grandfather and great-grandfa- [ Contact The Press: (701) 284-6333 ther The ou ouring of your affection and the memories st ared with us of the way Mik l I Your hometown paper In the heart of Walsh County touched each of your lives has truly been our I il strength in these dark days.| " Thank all for I. il I FARMLAND FOR SALE IN I you your calls, cards, memo.- i , , ELK1V[OUNT TOWNSHIP als, flowers, visits and food brought to our I | Jl I I i homes. Thank you to the ladies who shared [ rl I GRAND FORKS COUNTY I their beautiful music and to the ladies who [ 11 I NoI TH DAKOTA ' I j served the delicious lunch following the serv- I l] I I ice. to the casket bearers and to all who came [ I | I ' t to fiis ftm.eral service or in some way gave ofl [ Ivamily members offer for sale the following described farmland" | yourse in paying your rest respects to Mike. I | " " | ...... ...... . I I The SE1/4 Section of 35, Township154 Range 56 LESS a parcel I arK.t lver Amomance e lce and toI I Commencing at the SE comer point of the SEI/4, Section 35, Towaashi| first L, are taea tn L, enter m .an _ to eacno I I 154, Range56, thence West along the quarter line 2667.91 feettothe | you WhO respondedto our c 1 ,Y our ettortsI iI I sw comer point thence North along the West quarter line 871 feet I " ........ / 1 I thence East 2667.91 feet running Parallel with the South quarter line to] the East quarter line Thence South 871 feet to the point of beginning I A gmormous thank ou to Mike Such and his " I dedicated staff at ;llefson Funeral HomefiS [ 11I gxceptin Cntaining apprximately53-35 acres mre r less. l ' (Approximately 97 23 acres of tillable cropland ) yourprofessmnahsm was evident fight dok ,;n I [ " " I to the last little personal detail, which you [ I | knew would be ap reciated Written bids will be received at the offices of WesR Welch,201 Briggs p | ~ I [ Avenue Suth, Park Rive, North Dakota 5~8270, until 2:00 P.M-, Tuesday, I A special note of thanks to the person who [ I |March l, 2011. Oral bidding will take place at the Alexander House - ] sent a memorial to the Park River Bible ]ISecond Level at 2:00 P.M. onMarch 1,2011.Bids will beopenedatthat ] Camp in Mike's memory but neglected to [[me and place. S ous wntten bids will be invited to remain and participate| sign your name. | l[ Iin oral bidding. The Right is reserved to waive irregularities and to rej'ect anyI . . | Ir all bids. Ten percent (10%) ofthe purchase price will be due uPn | locally, one. we may,,have missed, thank you] |accep ceofbid. Please submit written bidby clearly identifying this I an mr oemg mere mr us wnen we neeaea I i}1 Iparcel with a lump sum bid ' l you! | i ill I 1,., ......... ,, .... ,, .... a| I For Bidding Instructions and Land Details Contact: l aneramnyoiwiyron n aigaru i "'" R "1 h i ./ I wes . we c , rt; I I 2Ol Briggs Ave. S, P.O. BOX 107 I Park River, N.D. 58270 (701) 284-7833 I o - ,- I I - I , I I i :