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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 Page 3 Walsh County Spotlight   The merchants below are / / proud to announce: / Durand Family Benefit, Crystal A baked potato bar benefit for the Durand family will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at St. Patrick's Church in Crystal. Christi Durand has endured multiple surgeries due to an accident that occurred last fall. She has been unable to work due to the injuries she sustained. Matching grant funds provided by Catholic United Financial. COUNTY SS Park River PO Box 49 284-6333 l  Smaritan Park River 301 County Road 12B 284-7115 [   Park River Implement 284-6316 __ IFllRSTUNITED ' "'Bank & Insurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton - 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 H oople ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 \\; 110 4th St, E Park River 284-7221 Jim's Super Yalu 284-6433 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! Eled:00rie "Where Quality is Standard" RESIDENTIAL & (OMMENCtAL NEW WORK Oe REMODEL EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE Call I01 -3 3 1 - 1 519 Scott Wedel Owner saetectric.14@ Veterans Ave. S, "ta  River ND FOR THE TROOPS -Walsh County Veterans Service Office Big Outages to VA Eligib00 For years now the VA has turned away veterans for enrollment in VA Healthcare simply because that veteran had a solid retirement account and/or had land that was all counted as the veteran's Net Worth. If the veteran's net worth was above 80,000 dollars then the VA could de- clare that veteran ineligible for care. Well finally the VA has reversed course on this net worth requirement. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is no longer taking into consideration a veteran's net worth when it considers eligibility for VA Healthcare. I know that there are veterans who have come into my office only to find out that they are not eligible. This decision will open up the door to many vet- erans who previously were denied care. I am hopeful that many veter- ans will be coming into my office to sign up for VA healthcare in the near future. There is still the income threshold that the VA will consider for el- igibility purposes but my advice to veterans is do not count yourself out. Let the VA decide if you are eligible. With these changes I am confident that many more honorably discharged veterans will be eli- gible for the care that they deserve. Please stop by my office at 638 Cooper Avenue Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237 to fill out an application or give me call to set up an appointment at 701-352-5030. Thank you for your service. Chris Kratochvil * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grafion By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can a person in their early 50's have osteoporosis ? When I fell and broke my wrist last winter the doc- tor that treated me told me I might have osteoporosis. What can you tell me? Worried Ronda Dear Ronda, While osteoporosis is much more common in older seniors, it can strike at any age. In fact, the National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that half of women and up to 25 per- cent of men in the U.S. 6ver the age of 50 will break a bone due to os- teoporosis. Here's what you should know. ,Who's at Risk? ..... }iOsteoporosis is a disease that c ajses the bones to become brittle al weak and more susceptible to fractures. Around 10 million Amer- icans already have osteoporosis (80 percent are women) while another 43 million have "pre-osteoporo- sis," or osteopenia. But the good news is this disease is both pre- ventable and treatable. Most people, by the time they reach their late 30's, gradually start losing some of their bone mass, but for women, menopause is the time when this process really accelerates. Bone loss for men occurs much more slowly. However, by age 75, osteoporosis is as common in men as it is in women. Some of the key risk factors of developing osteoporosis include: being over age 50; being female; menopause; having a family histo- ry of the disease; being small and thin; having an eating disorder; not getting enough calcium and vitamin D; getting too much protein, sodi- um and caffeine; having an inactive lifestyle; smoking; drinking too much alcohol; taking certain med- ications (see for a list); and having certain medical con- ditions (see To help you determine your risk of osteoporosis, the National Insti- tutes of Health has a quick, online quiz you can take at bonecheck- Prevention and Treatment A good first step in preventing and treating osteoporosis is to get screened. For women, that should start around menopause, especially if you're not taking estrogen, or any- one who has broken a bone after age 50 or who has other risk factors. All women over 65 and men over 70 should be tested every two years .:, Medicare covers it. Screening ;'for osteoporosis is a simple, painless, bone density test, which takes about five minutes. Here's what else you can do to protect your bones. Boost your calcium: The best way to get bone-building calcium is through your diet. Dairy products (low-fat milk, cheeses and yogurt), dark green leafy vegetables (broc- coli, kale, collards), sardines and salmon, cooked dried beans, soy foods, almonds and fortified cereals and juices ate all good sources of cal- cium. Vitamin D is also important to help you body absorb calcium. The National Osteopomsis Foun- dation recommends 1,000 mg of cal- cium daily for women under age 50 and for men under 70, and 1,200 mg for women 51 and older and for men over 71. Note: Recent studies have found that excess calcium could Savvy Cont. page 5 REGISTRATION FOR PRE-SCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN Registration for all Pre-school and Kindergarten students who will begin pre-school and kindergarten in the Park River Area School system this fall. You can register Feb. 23-27, 2015 between the hours of 8:30- 11:00 A.M. and 12:30 -4:00 P.M. at the Park River Area Elementary School Office. Pre-school children who register must reach their 4th birthday before August 1,201-5 and Kindergarten children mustreach their 5th birthday before August 1, 2015, All students who enroll are required by state law to have an immunization record on file with the school before they may begin kindergarten next fall. These forms will be available at the time of registration. Each student must present his or her birth certificate before registration is complete.  :  :: ...... l " Photo: Submitted Bfliske Inducted Into Auctioneer's Hall Of'Fame FARGO, N.D. -- Dennis Biliske was inducted into the North Dakota Auctioneer's Asso- ciation Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the 63rd Annual NDAA convention held in Fargo, ND. Criteria for the award is based on honesty, high ethical standards, a successful auction business, con- tributions to the auction profes- sion, service to the NDAA, involvement in community affairs and family. Biliske started his auction ca- reer in 1985 by attending auction college in Mason City, IA while still a high school senior in Cava- lier, ND. Biliske has had an illustrious career, conducting well over 2000 auctions in nine U.S. States; has been a managing partner in nu- merous Canadian auctions and was the lead auctioneer for Asia Intemational Auctioneers in Subic Bay, Philippines for seven years, conducting 49 auctions in south- east Asia. Together with his wife Sue, Biliske now owns and operates Main Resource Equipment Auc- tions and Main Resource Land Sales with his business partner Allen Merrill in Grand Forks, ND. In addition to those already in attendance for the conference, Dennis was joined by several fam- ily members, co-workers past & present and friends from through- out the industry & region for the celebration. When asked if there was any- thing he'd like to say, an emo- tional Biliske humbly said "This is an incredible honor that I will always cherish, but don't forget our next consignment auction at the Alems Center is March 25." Drayton plans all class reunion for Riverfest DRAYTON, N.D. -- An All- Class Reunion will be held in Drayton in conjunction with Dray- ton Riverfest July 16-19, 2015. Plans include sports activities, kids games, parade, a variety show, meals and food vendors, sffeet dances, fireworks, and more. Organizers are asking all Drayton alumni to pass the word and to send us your current contact in- formation. If we can contact you electronically, we may be able to save a lot of money on postage. We're seeking help to prepare mailers and for registration and welcome tables at the event. For more information, please contact Drayton Alumni Association at or 701- 454-6104 or PO Box 121, Dray- ton, ND 58225 or Drayton Com- munity Chamber of Commerce at 701-454-FISH or chamber@dray-, or find us on Face- book (search Drayton All Class Reunion-2015). Fulbllme ;eltcms tn Fovtlle. NO. OE Your Profe,,00,,sional 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 Park River 701-284-7676 Drayton Drug Drayton 701-454-3831