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MARCH 6, 2013 THE PRESS PAGE 3 Prescription drug abuse is a growing people who abuse prescription pain relieVers from a friend or relative. Grafrton Drug track of your medications, and to store them place out of sight. To dJslmz~se of old or unused medications, don't toss or flush -- bring them in to Grafl~n Drug, and they will be property disposed of at no charge. \ \ \ \ \ Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: "Cabin Fever Reliever" Quilt Retreat will be held March 8-10. Everyone will be kept in stitches at this retreat, enjoying fellowship and fun in a "pieceful" atmosphere at the camp while learning various quilting techniques. For more information (701)284-6795, goprbc@, or Interest in becomin Contact the Press at 701-284-6333 ('OllNlY Park River PO Box 49 --tmJ4. s .n " " Soclctv" 301 Park River County Road 12B 284-7115 AUTO PARTS Park River Implement 284-631 6 -Walsh County Veterans Service Office The Dementia Epidemic: More than just forgetfulness In my experience working with area veterans and my brief time spent in the dietary department at the Good Sam in Park River, I have been made more aware of a growing disease: Alzheimer's. It's one of those situations where you just don't think about it until it is right in front of you. I have spoken with a few spouses who care for their veteran husbands that are afflicted with dementia, early-onset and full- on Alzheimer's and got to know some of what they go through with be- mg a caregiver. Currently 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and it is the seventh-leading cause of death in the U.S. It makes a person wonder: Where does one go for help, support, and education? And what is being done to cure this growing epidemic? The Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota has been pro- viding services, information, and advocacy for more than 30 years to peo- ple with dementia, their families and health care providers. This Chapter is one of seven founding chapters of the National Alzheimer's Association, headquartered in Chicago. It was started by fam- ily caregivers who came together around a common need of getting sup- port and help for their loved ones with dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota, an estimated 116,000 people have Alzheimer's in Minnesota and North Dako- ta. There is a regional office that serves Walsh County in Fargo. They of- fer a broad range of programs and services including: 24/7 Information Helpline, Community Education, Support Groups, Care Consultation, Med- icAlert + Safe Return, and Professional Education. Early diagnosis ofAlzheimer's disease or a related dementia is an im- portant step to getting appropriate treatment, care and support services. For more information about partnering with your doctor, contact the East- em North Dakota Office in Fargo: Office: 701.277.9757 Fax: 701.277.9785 24/7 Information Helpline: 1.800.272.3900 MailingAddress: 4357 13thAvenue SW, Suite 203, Fargo, ND 58103 Contact the Walsh County Veterans Service Office for a free informa- tion sheet from the Alzheimer's Association, Katrina Hodny * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave, Grafton budgetary issues, and education, was unnecessary, so he voted it to the topics of oil, gas prices, down. and abortion. Park River resident Mitch There were those on both sides Sanderson brought up concern of the property tax discussion over several bills that have gone those who fear the return of through the 63rd assembly. He Measure 2, the measure that was noted which the legislators of put on the ballot last year that District 10 had or had not voted would eliminate property taxes, for, letting them know that the and those who felt that their prop- people are paying attention. erty taxes were unrelenting. Several bills he was concerned Monson brought up the milk about were bills that would affect bill that Would have provided a the citizens right to the initiative cup of milk for North Dakota process. school children during snack More than 900 bills have made time, which was shot down. He their way through the legislature said republicans really got beat and of the proposed bills, more up over that one, but since many than 600 will crossover. Those schools already provide breakfast that have passed the senate will and lunch, during which, students move on to the house for consid- are offered milk, he thought it eration and vise versa. i, wm smma Public Walsh County Health District , ..... Short Shots What is Newborn Screening? Newborn Screening is a blood test for certain genetic disorders. The North Dakota Newborn Screening Program identifies babieswho may have one of these disorders. With early diagnosis and treatment, complications from these disorders may be prevented. How is my Baby Tested? A medical professional will take a few drops of blood from your baby's heel between 24-48 hours of birth, or just before your baby leaves the hospital. IMPORTANT-Babies born outside of hospitals also should be tested, preferably at about 24-hours to five days after birth. Parents can arrange the screening test with their health care provider. Although newborn screening is mandated by state law, legislative language was changed to reflect that parents have the fight to refuse testing for any reason. May Baby looks healthy, are the Tests Necessary? Yes. Most babies with these disorders appear healthy at birth, but they may have a disorder that could cause mental retardation, illness or even death. What will my Baby be Tested for? There are about 40 disorders that are screened for in North Dakota. The test screens for disorders that: Affect how the body breaks down proteins (such as PKU) Cause hormone problems (such as congenital hypothyroidism) Affect how your body makes energy (such as MCAD) Affect breathing and getting nutrients from food (such as cystic fibrosis). Newborn Screening is done after birth to identify genetic disorders as early as possible. Many children have been identified with disorders that could have led to mental retardation, illness or even death without proper treatment. Give your baby the best start possible by getting their Newborn Screening done! G.._ooA, maritan Happenings at Our - bOele-tY- Good Samaritan p.=g Moniea Simon ADC March Events March 6 6:30 Bethel Baptist Youth " March 7 3:00 Piano music with Father Luiten March 7 2:30 Monthly Communion Service March 8 7:30 Mennonite Singers March 12 3:30 Bible Study with Jeannen McMillan March 12 4:30 Hymn sing with Cheryl Cox March 14 3:00 Monthly Birthday Party hosted by Good Samaritan Center Auxiliary March 19 3:30 Bible Study with Jeannen McMillan March 19 4:40 Hymn sing with Cheryl Cox March 21 2-4 STAR USED BOOK SALE AND DESSERT LUNCH March 21 3:45 ESP Kids here March 26 3:30 Bible Study Jeannen McMillan March 26 4:30 Hymn sing with Cheryl Cox March 28 3:00 Auxiliary Program and lunch Victory Free Lutheran Used books may be dropped off at any time for our used book sale. % UNITEO Bank&lnsurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 Hoopqe ~ 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! Local ND Company $300 OFFt ,~. Local Gift Card i-Park Court Apts - Park River ",, ! All utilities paid ' I **Income Based** I Private Entrance with NO STEPS NOW AVAILABLE!! , / Call Katie 701-331-9515 /f \ : Professionally Managed by _ Prairie Hom~ Management 1-888-893-9501 L TTY 1-800-366-6888 EHO ........... ......... .~ Exhibit based on the book 'Sundogs and FolkArt of the Northern Great Plains' to CAVALIER, N.D. -- What do Monster Fish, Haunted Houses, Duck Decoys and Sunflower Pie have in common? They all represent folk art and folklore that is part of the rich history of the Northern Great Plains. The Sundogs and Sunflowers exhibition is based on the book, Sundogs and Sunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains. This groundbreaking compilation, thirty years in the making, celebrates the proud folk heritage of the Northern Great Plains. The exhibit will be displayed at the Pembina County Historical Museum beginning March 10 when Rita Zaharia, Neche, will exhibit the Ukrainian eggs she has made from 2-4. Rim is one of the artisans featured in the book. Sunflowers: Folklore and show in Pembina County Plains was compiled and edited by North Dakota State University Professor Emeritus Dr. Timothy J. Kloberdanz and NDCA folklorist Troyd A. Geist. The book has received great praise and won first place in the North Dakota Library Association's 2011 Notable Document revelations. The exhibit is great entertainment appropriate for the entire family. If you enjoy the exhibit, information on how to purchase the book, Sundogs and Sunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains will be available, It is the perfect book to state's fifty-three counties represented. Tradi- tions from the prairies of South Dakota, western Minnesota, eastern Montana, northeastern Wyorn'mg, and the Canadian provinces of Al- berta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan also are in- cluded. From 2010 to decades past, the book covers ghost stories and other strange tales, leg- Awards. share with anyone who .wants to get to know Most of the book's content comes from more about North D~ota. The 352 page, cof- North Dakota with every single one of the fee-table-size, full coI0r, hardc0vervolume fea' tures more thana thousand examples of folklore and folk art, as well as more than 300 images. The exhibit's sponsoring organ'tzation is the North Dakota Council On the Arts (NDCA), a service and pro agency of the state, estab- lished in 1967 by the State Legislature to de- In addition, the exhibit will be open at the ends, blizzard stories, weatherlore, proverbs, Museum from 1-4 Thursday-Sundays March folk expressions and folk speech, folk beliefs, 14-17 and March 21-24. Admission is free and ' folk medicifie, holiday ~elebrafi6ns, hfinting, coffee and refreshments will be served each fishing and trapping traditions, and folk art. Sunday. For further information or to arrange a The exhibit includes 28 full-color photo- tour call 701-265-4691 or email pcshm@polar- graphic panels that provide a sampling from The Pembina County Historical each of the book's 10 chapters. Like the book, Museum is located 5 miles west of Cavalier. the exhibit includes some stories and images Published by the North Dakota Council on people will recognize from their own family the Arts (NDCA), Sundogs and Sunflowers: members, friends, and neighbors while other, Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great less familiar selections will provide fascinating velop the arts and to promote and support the arts in North Dakota, Grant fiands are provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and ap- propriations from the state of North Dakota. The mission of the North Dakota Council on the Arts ensures that the role of the arts in the life of our communities ~ll continue to grow and will play a significant part in the welfare and educational growth of our citizens. Web- site: |l honoring Walsh County Auditor 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Walsh County Courthouse Farmers Room Stop in to wish her a happy retirement. Dolmto Pro-Finished 40 x 80 Deluxe Ai Buildinl EVER~ING INCLUDED Minnesota and North Dakota [[I ~ ~s Available SCHEDULE NOW FOR SPRING/SUMMER CONSTRUCTION We are limiting ourselves to building 20 buildings We are excluding Williams Co. JR CONSTRUCTION Tel 218-631-1947 218-639-0732 JRCONSTRUCTIoNMN.COM ND #43695:* MN LIC #BC270437 ........ il I II * FAtITDRY" DIRECT* 30 YEAR WARRANTY I