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MARCH 5, 2014 THE PRESS PAGE 5 introduced to protect rtwal hospitals, patients: WASHINGTON -- Senator John voyant and predict the unknown at the transferred in less than 96 hours. Hoeven has joined Senators Pat Roberts time of admission instead of focusing At issue is whether the hospital can (R-Kan.) and Jan Tester (D-Mont.) to on treating a patient to the best of their be reimbursed if, for instance, a physi- introduce bipartisan legislation to pro- abilities," Roberts said. "We need to fo- clan certifies that they expect the patient tect rural Critical Access Hospitals cus on ensuring rural patients have ac- to be treated and discharged within 96 (CAH) and their patients by eliminat- cess to the health system, not come up hours, but the situation changes and the ing new "condition of payment" rules with bureaucratic ways to make it patient must be kept longer. The physi- from the Centers for Medicare and Med- harder for patients in rural areas to get clan will be faced with a scenario in icaid Services (CMS) that require a quality care from their doctors." which they have failed to meet the terms physician to predict and limit a patients' "Putting arbitrary limits on how of their certification. This is likely to lead stay to within 96 hours. There are crit- many hours patients can stay in critical to premature discharges and readmis- ical access hospitals in 34 towns across access hospitals is dangerous and vio- sions, both of which CMS has taken ac- North Dakota, including Cavalier, lates the trust patients put in their doc- Grafton, Langdon, and Park River. tars and nurses," Tester said. "Critical tions to minimize. In some cases, rural "Compelling doctors to predict at the access hospitals play a vital role in pro- patients may be forced to travel to an ur- outset that a patient needs to stay in the viding quality and affordable healthcare ban hospital a great distance away. hospital no longer than 96 hours could in rural communities, and we shouldn't The bill is cosponsored by Senators result in patients being release before shortchange the care someone receives Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) Dick Durbin (D- they are fully treated, and then being because of their zip code." ILL), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo), Tammy Bald- readmitted because they didn't get the The Senators' bill, the Critical Access win (D-Wis.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), AI care they needed in the first place," Ha- Hospital Relief Act of 2014, removes the Franken (D-Minn.), Chuck Grassley (R- even said. "Doctors need to have the "condition of payment" for Critical Iowa), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), flexibility to do what is in the best in- Access Hospitals that requires a physi- John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Deb Fischer terest of their patients." clan to certify upon admission that (R-Neb.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) "This rule requires doctors to be clair- each patient will be discharged or and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.). BISMARCK, N.D. -- who prefer to mail in their dress, phone number, de- Agriculture Commission- information should obtain a scription of products of_ er Doug Goehring encour- form by contacting Jamie fered, times of operation ages all providers of local- Good, North Dakota De-and contact persons. ly-produced foods to list partment of Agriculture, "For the first time, pro- their business information in 600 E. Boulevard Ave., the new edition of the North Dept. 602, Bismarck, ND ducers can list all the places Dakota local foods directo- 58505-0020 or (701) 328- where their products are ry. 2659. sold, including grocery "The new 2014-15 di- The deadline for sub- stores," Goehring said. rectory is being compiled mitting information is Fri- In addition to producers, now, and the information is day, March 14. the guide also lists infor- needed soon to meet the Goehring said the direc- mation on sellers of local publication deadline," tory is open to all local foods, such as farmers mar- Goehring said. "It's now foods producers, kets, roadside stands, pick- faster and easier than ever to "It's more than fruits and send in your information on vegetables," he said. "The your-own gardens, CSAs the new online registration directory is open to all busi- and home delivery produce form." nesses that market locally- operations. The form is available at sourced products." Goehring said the new Each listing includes the directory will be available in foods-directory. Producers name of the operation, ad- May. It's more than fruits and vegetables. The directory is open to all businesses that market locally-sourced products." Park River Area School Board Of Education Meeting O O Valley-Edinhurg School Board Notice Of Filing Deadline NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE FOR VALLEY-EDINBURG BOARD Notice is hereby given, That the filing deadline for a three year term for the Valley area position now held by Dan Johnson and a three year term for the Edinburg area position now held by Janne Myrdal for the Valley-Edinburg Public School District #118 School Board will be Monday, the 7th day of Apri!, 2014 at 4:00 n Office in Edinburg. Interested parties may pick up Application for Nomination and Statement of Interest is at the following location: Valley-Edinburg High School, Edinburg, ND By order of the Valley-Edinburg Public School Board A. Eileen Rinde, Business Manager PM at the Valley-Edinburg High School (March 5 and March 12, 2014) City Park River, ND Notice of Election and Deadline to File Petitions CITY PARK RIVER, ND NOTICE OF ELECTION AND DEADLINE TO FILE PETITIONS Council Member Ward 1 (4 year term) Council Member Ward 2 (4 year term) Council Member Ward 3 (4 year term) Park Board Member (1 positions) (4 year term) The Park River City election will be Park Board Member (2 positions) (2 held in conjunction with Walsh County's year term) Primary Election on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Walsh County will conduct Vote by A candidate for city office must submit Mail. The only location to vote on Election a completed SFN 2704 Day is the Farmers Room at the Walsh Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a County Courthouse from 8:00 a.m. to completed SFN 10172 Statement of 7:00 p.m. Interests to the City Auditor by the above Notice is hereby given that the deadline. All forms are available from the deadline for filing a petition to have a City Auditor's office, 514 BriggsAve S, PO candidate's name printed on the ballot for Box C, Park River, ND 58270 or can be the City of Park River, ND is Monday, April obtained on-line at 7, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. The following city offices are up for election: /forms.html. For additional information call 701-284-6150. Mayor (4 year term) (March 5, 2014) PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING TUESDAY, 5:30 PM JANUARY 21, 2014 PARK RIVER, ND Regular board meeting held January 21, 2014. Hahn, Thompson, Rost, Houser and Rata present. President Hahn called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. M: Bata S: Thompson to approve the Minutes of the Special Board Meeting held November 24, 2013. All in favor, M.C. Tracy Laaveg entered the meeting at this time. M: Laaveg S: Houser to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held December 12, 2013, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Houser to approve the expenditures as follows: General Fund #1289-1337, $145,964.68, Payroll & Benefits #75177-75234, $294,903.93, Manual checks #511039-511068, $341,050.51 and Special Activities #1148- 1188, $50,699.14, All in favor, M.C. AARON SCHRAMM 10.50 5,582.35 MYRLIN TROFTGRUBEN 25.00 NANCY LARSON 15.00 ND DEPT. OF HEALTH 140.00 NDAESP 190.00 NDASA 165.00 NORTH DAKOTA INSURANCE DEPT. 160.00 NORTH STAR COOP 6,192.40 NORTH VALLEY VOCATIONAL CTR 31,884.00 NORTHERN RED RIVER INTERACTIVE TV 8,000.00 PEARCE & DURICK 341.25 PENWORTHY 156.64 SAMSON ELECTRIC 8,111.14 SCHUMACHER & SONS 1,243.66 KRISTI SEIM 10.50 SHERRY CURRIE 60.00 TERE NIELSEN 31.50 KATIE THOMPSON 15.00 THREE STAR DAIRY, INC.2,485.02 TRANE 13,517.60 UPPER VALLEY SPECIAL EDUCATION 11,042.03 US FOODSERVICE GRG DIVISION 5,730.30 WALSH COUNTY PRESS 208.68 WATER & LIGHT DEPT 9,038.64 WAYNES VARIETY 76.53 CLAIRE WELCH 61.63 WELCH'S BAKERY 935.70 150.00 560.00 ' 200,0ff:~ BECKY SVOBODNY 25.00. I BRENDA NILSQN ....... .,.~ 1~0.50,7, ~'~ i RICK CLEMETSON CENTRALDOOR~HARbWARE~.~.4!'~, KI ER~.'TtN' H[JFffT CULINEX ........ 17.60 .......... DAHLSTROM MOTORS 35,888.00 DAHLEN PLUMBING & HEATING THE HARTFORD PRIORITY 1,521.85 ACCTS 2,342.37 DORSHER PIANO TUNING AFLAC 1,832.86 240.00 FIRST UNITED INSURANCE 366.00 FLEXIBLE BENEFITS/DISCOVERY BENEFITS 110.00 GLOBAL SAFETY 149.00 GRAND FORKS PUBLIC SCHOOLS 712.47 GREATAMERICA LEASING CORP. 1,696.00 JEFFREY ZAHRADKA 7,440.30 JANA GUDMUNDSON 10.50 JEAN FJELD 624.99 JOY BUCHHOLTZ 1,084.98 KATHY KIBLER 2,127.30 KEITH'S LOCK & KEYSECURITY WORLD, INC. 13,192.69 KIERSTIN HUR-I-F 84.49 KIM LARSON 10.50 LEON'S BUILDING CENTER 92.39 MARY JO OLSON 7,700.00 MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES ND ATTORNEY GENERAL 44.50 DEPT. OF MOTOR VEHICLES 19.50 DEPT. OF MOTOR VEHICLES 18.00 BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ND 12,421.61 NDACDA 108.00 WALSH COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. 10.00 ND ATTORNEY GENERAL 44.50 WELCH'S BAKERY 32.60 WATER & LIGHT DEPT 7,729.15 LYRIC THEATRE 684.00 NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 50.00 BETH'S HOME COOKING 1,162.50 REGION III 107.36 CENEX FLEETCARD 90.12 VERIZON 104.86 BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ND RUSS DAVIS WHOLESALE 7,638.50 THREE STAR DAIRY, INC. 272.10 TROPHIES & ENGRAVING 61.25 WAYNES VARIETY 137.00 WELCH'S BAKERY 50.80 11,346.91 LEE BEATTIE 500.00 GRAFTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 68.99 FIRST UNITED BANK OF PARK RIVER 258,491.25 THE HARTFORD PRIORITY ACCTS 2,329.28 FLEXIBLE BENEFITS/DISCOVERY BENEFITS 110.00 M: Rost, S: Houser to approve the FLEXIBLE BENEFITS/DISCOVERY BENEFITS 2,771.29 half-time work request based on Mr. AFLAC 1,832.86 Ham's recommendation and pursuant to ACHIEVE THERAPY 718.74 the stipulations outlined in their contracts, CAVALIER PUBLIC SCHOOL Houser aye, Thompson aye, Laaveg aye, DISTRICT 140.42 Rata aye, Rost aye and Hahn aye, M.C. DRAYTONNALLEY/EDINBURG M: Laaveg S: Rata to approve Vicki 140.42 Hell's early retirement request, All in favor, GRAFTON SCHOOL DISTRICT M.C. 140.42 M: Houser S: Thompson to pay JIM'S SUPER VALU 465.21 $4,000.00 to the Arena, All in favor, M.C. MIDWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT M: Rost S: Thompson to approve the 140.42 law enforcement request to use the MINTO SCHOOL DISTRICT 20 weight room, Houser, Thompson, Laaveg, 140.42 Rata, Rost and Hahn aye, Laaveg nay, ND HIGH SCHOOL ACT M.C. ASSOCIATION 547.80 M: Thompson S: Rata to approve the NORTH BORDER HIGH SCHOOL 2014-2015 school calendar as presented, 140.42 All in favor, M.C. PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL M: Laaveg S: Rost to set June 10, 267.38 TROPHIES & ENGRAVING 110.70 2014, as the date for the school board election and to name the Alumni Room as ACHIEVE THERAPY 663.74 JIM'S SUPER VALU 354.41 the polling place and the hours as 11:00 KEITH BERG"'~:= ...... 356~25 :a,m. to 7:00 p.m:, All in favor,, M~C.~ ND HIGH SCHOOL ACT M: Houser S: Rata tO alSpr0ve the ASSOCIATION 5,270.95 pledge of assets dated December 31, TROPHIES & ENGRAVING 19.50 2013, All in favor, M.C. TYLER WASLASKI 110.25 Reports were received by: Kirk Ham- AARON SCHRAMM 66.00 Financial, Administrative and REA; ACHIEVE THERAPY 289.16 Administrative- Aaron Schramm and CHAR MYRDAL 24.75 Brenda Nilson; Vocational Center- report COCA-COLA REFRESHMENTS read from Brad Brummond by Diana 1,473.07 Hahn; there was no Library Report. Other DOLLYWOOD FOUNDATION items of discussion included: staffing for 903.53 2014-2015 and the Negotiations Seminar. DONNA GALLOWAY 22.00 The next board meeting is scheduled WYATT JELINEK 5.00 for February 11,2014 at 5:30 p.m. JENNY HUNT 30.00 With no further business, the meeting JS WHOLESALE & VENDING adjourned at 7:00 p.m. 965.48 KELLY LARSON 22.00 KEVIN SKAVHAUG 22.00 LARRY OMDAHL 22.00 LORI BENEDA 22.00 NORTH STAR COOP 240.00 BRETT OMDAHL 44.00 PARK RIVER AREA REVOLVING ACCOUNT 2,895.11 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL 25,443.94 PAT LESSMAN 292.00 RICKI JONES 30.00 Diana Hahn, President Rebecca Svobodny, Business Manager (March 5, 2014) City Pisek, ND Notice of Election City Edinburg, ND Notice of Election NOTICE OF ELECTION City offices to be filled at the June the Community Center at 250 Main Ave., Election are: Edinburg, ND or call 701-993-8445. 15 Mayor-four year term signatures are required from the residents The Election for the City of Edinburg Two (2) City Council Positions-four of the City of Edinburg to validate a will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in year terms candidate's petition. conjunction with the Walsh County Three (3) Park Board Positions-four Vera Brandvold Primary Election. Petitioners have until year terms City Auditor 4:00 PM on April 7, 2014 to turn in their Individuals seeking to have their name petitions to be placed on the City Election on the ballot for any of these offices may ballot, obtain a petition from the City Auditor at (March 5, 2014) NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE FOR election: PISEKCITY ELECTION City Council Member (1 position) (4year term) Mayor (4 year term) Notice is hereby given that the Acandidate for city office must turn in deadline for filing to have a candidate's a completed SFN 2704 name printed on the ballot for the City of Petition/Certificate of Nomination and Pisek election is April 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm. completed SFN 10172 Statement of The following city offices are up for Interests to their City Auditor by the above deadline date and time. All forms are available from either your City Auditor by calling 701-284-6501 or can be obtained online at (March 5, 2014) Park River Area School District 8 Notice of Election OUR NCAA BASKETBALL CONTESTI Sign up and play at: Fill out your bracket and have fun watching how your picks compare to others' in our community. Easy to enter and fun to play - all participants have the chance to win awesome prizes including a 40" Samsu ng Smart TV! Maximize your viewing experience with high definition programming! We offer a growing selection of HD channels including sports, family, entertainment, movies, news and more! \ 701.284.7221 . 800.284.7222 ,., NOTICE OF ELECTION Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, the annual school election for Park River Area School District 8 will be held. The polling site will be the Alumni Room of the Park River Area High School. The positions which will be vacated and the length of terms are: Adams - two-year term to fulfill the position vacated by Jared Carlson Park River Rural - three-year term Residents who desire to be on the ballot must file a Statement of Intent and Statement of Interests before 4:00 p.m., April 7, 2014. The necessary forms can be obtained from the Business Manger's Office, By order of the School Board of Park River Area School District #8 Rebecca Svobodny Business Manager (March 5, 2014) Kinky Blue $2.oo off a bottle 30 pack for $16.99 7: i iiii!!ii i!i!ii ili;i i! !i!!iiiii,! !:iiii ii!!!ii ! t ' !