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Page 2 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MARCH I 2015 Me ical Minute:. What00 the, teal with private screenings? - By Mandi Johnson, MD, MPH PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Dr. Mandi, I re- ceived a flyer in tile mail about a private health screening event at my church. This seems like a good idea, but it is a lot of money. 1 feel like I am ill good health & I really want to keep it that way. Can you give me advice about whether or not I should attend this event? How do I know what tests 1 need to have done? Thanks, I. M. Healthy Dear Mr. Healthy, What a great question! Private health screenings are becolning more popular. You can pay money to have lab or imaging tests done to find medical problems. You may see this as a good way to take charge of their health. But, if you ask your family doctor. they will likely cringe. So. why do these events frustrate medical providers? When you talk to lne about health screening, I use guidelines & your personal medical information to determine what tests are needed. These tests are typically covered by your insurance. When you go to a private health screening, this is a business that is try- ing to make money! They may recommend tests that you don't need. Or even tests that vour insurance would pay for. How can a test hurt you? Well, if I spend money on a medical test that isn't needed I would be frustrated that it cut into my Caribou coffee budget! But, there is no test that is 100% perfect. If your test result came back as abnolTnal, it may lead to more tests or proce- dures. This may cause you umaecessary anx- iety, increased radiation exposure, allergic re- actions, kidney problems, etc. On the other hand. if your test came back as normal but you are having symptoms, you might think your First Care Health Center Park River, ND FRE Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Screenings March 16th 9 pm Call 284-7555 for an appointment Dr. Mandi Johnson will be providing the free screenings by appt. on March 16th only # First Care Health Center Park River, ND vvw.firstcarehc.com body is healthy when there is actually a prob- lem. My advice to you is to skip the private health screening event & save your Caribou coffee money! Make an appointment for a physical with your doctor. At this visit, your medical provider will discuss what screening tests are fight for you. You might be surprised to know that depending on the patient your insurance will pay to screen for carotid artery disease, abnormal heart rhythms, abdominal aortic aneurysnas, peripheral artery disease, & osteoporosis. These tests aren't right for every single patient. We'll make sure that you know why we are ordering the test & that you un- derstand the result. Do you have another question for me? Send your question to First Care Health Cen- ter. PO Box L Park Rivel, ND 58270 in care of Dr. Mandi Johnson. i finest Andrew Curde (left) and Bill Galloway officiated a number of games in the State Girls B Toumarnent in Minot. Richard Wakefield* Gary Chwialkowski ND. MN Licensed Board Certified HJ.S.- I First Care Health Center I Tuesday, March 17 I 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Complete hearing aid care Advanced Digital Technology 60 Day Digital Hearing Aid THai Complimentary -,..ilhd[k.d Hearing Test & EvaL  34 years serving the area .... -.i I Grafton Family Clinic Wednesday, Mar. 18 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For appt. 701-746-7000 1-800-658-3442 2514 S. Washington Grand Forks, ND 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE Insurance/Medicaid W I Lifeline The Leader In Personal Response andSupport Services JOHN 15:5 2015 by King Features Syndicate, Inc, World rights reserved. Have a really [])[[( thank you? We can help. Call the Press at 284-6333 How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast If you need help, push your personal help button, which automatically dials the Lifeline ResponSe Center. Trained Personal Response Associates who have instant access to your pertinent information will contact you immediately to see what help you need. Even if you can't answer, Lifeline will send the help you need right awayand will follow-up to ensure that help did arrive and you are being cared for. ..gSit_:fitan ,F You A.E Ar.,s. cA--2.4.7.., R..' ' 5 Lictil'l PAk"''ta Good Samaritan Campus Pastor Walter E We.man Pastor Walter E Wellman of the Good Samaritan Home in Park Riv- er and formerly of Edinburg, passed away at First Care Health Center of Park River on Sun- day March I, 2015. Walter was born in Flandreau, SD on January 5, 1919, the second child of Charles E and Rosa (Kukuk)Wellman. He lived with his family in rural Colman, SD and attended Rutland. SD School through 10th grade before moving with his family to Madisort;,-SD where he aduated from High School in 1936. He married Gertrude Etterman on January 17, 1940 in Austin, TX. He was drafted into the Anay in 1943 and proudly served with the 259th STA Hospital, as an Anay Medic attached to the Bur- ma Road Engineers, in Tengchung, China, until being honorably discharged in 1945. After being discharged he re- turned to Newton, KS and worked for the Sante Fe Railroad, before feeling a call by God to go into the ministry. He took his training in Newton, KS at the Headquarters of the General Conference of the Church of God of the Firstborn. His first Pastorate was in Shawnee, OK for a time, before moving to Edinburg in 1952, where he faithfully pastored the Church of God until October of 2008. Walter along with his wife, Gertrude and daughter, Jean made many trips" ministering down through the central states from North Dakota to Texas, to Flori- da and into Mexico. Walter was a member of the Edinburg Ameri- can Legion, he was very proud of his service to our country and en- joyed sharing stories and memo- rabilia of his mililtry travels with everyoff6,:sOet:ially ith his chil- dren and grandchildren. A recent highlight for him was being able to take a trip with the National Honor Flight, at the age of 90, where he visited the WWlI Me- morial in Washington, DC with his son, Don. He is survived by his daughters: Lois (Bob) Lundquist, Adams, ND: Jean Wellman Grand Forks, ND: Judy(Jim)Killfoil, Grand Forks, ND; son: Don (Jodi) Well- man, Devils Lake, ND. His daughter-in-law: Adrienne Well- man. Cavalier. ND. Grandchil- dren: Bob, III (Kimberly) Lundquist, Julie (Dr Joel) Johnson. Park River, ND: Paul Wellman II. Cavalier, ND; Jes- sica(Craig)Bata, Adams. ND: Char- lie(Jennifer)Well- man. Drayton. ND: Joshua Killfoil, Minneaoplis, MN; Jared KiUfoil, Min- neapolis. MN; Mandi (Charlie) Ricketts, Gilbert, AZ; Aaron (Briana) Wellman, Bismarck, ND: Austan Wellman, Fargo, ND; Great Grandchildren: Jeffrey J_ohnson, Grand Forks. ND; Jordan Johnson. Park River, ND; Christian, Courtney Lundquist, Park River. ND; Tuck- er, Hailey Bata, Adams, ND: Har- rison Ricketts. Gilbert. AZ; Sister: Ernestine Troftgruben, Dickin- son, ND. Sister-in-law Clara (Em_je) Butetl, Lawrence KS. Sis- ters-in-Law: Phebe Ratzlaff, Lang- don. ND: Ann(Leonard)Bergley, Cave Creek, AZ: Ruth Steen, Far- go, ND; Irene Etterman, Red Lake Falls, MN; Eileen Etter- man, Moorhead; MN; Bothers- in-law: Paul (Marie) Etterman, Fargo, ND; Jim (Karen)Etterman, Port Isabel, IX; Pete 0)elores) Et- terman, Willmar, MN; and sever- al nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by ......... his parents, wife of 51 years on July 13. 1991; son, Paul on Oc- tober 13, 2008; and infant son Timlay in 1949. Brothers: Carroll (Lil/Grace) Wellman and Vere Wellman. Brothers-in-law: Lenes Troftgruben; Herb(Anna)Etter- man; Edwin Etterman. Richard Et- terman. Paul Ratzlaff, Ron Steen. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Grace Free Lutheran Church ofEdinburg, ND. Visita- tion was held on Friday from 6:00PM -7:30 PM with a prayer service at 7:30 PM at the Tollef- son Funeral Home of Edinburg. Friends could also call at the church on Saturday for one hour priortothe service. Interment will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery of Edinburg in the spring. Military rites will be provided by the Edinburg American Legion Post and the North Dakota Na ....... tional Guard Honor Guard. An online guest book is avail- able at: www.tollefsonfuneral- home.cola The Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg is in charge of the arrangements. Walsh County Press Church Directory Pembina Hills I.ulheran, Mountain Thursday: 2 p.m. Worship Borg, Sunday.: 9:15 Worship at Trinity 10:30 Worship Vikur 9:15 Sunday School Trinity Lutheran, Eolnburg Sunday.: 9:15 Sunday School, t0:20 Worship Tue: 9:00 Women's Bible Study St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 10:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, LankJn (www.plbSpadsh.org/) Saturday 5:00 a.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Sunday 8:30 a.m. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m., Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.. Thursday: 7 a.m. St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.. Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m, Monday & Friday: 7 a.m.. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 10 a.m. Worship on Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday School stating at 9 AM, Church services at 10AM st. Chu.rch Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Good Sam. Center 5 p.m. St. Mary's, Park River Sunday: 8 a.m. St. Luke's, Veseleyville. 10 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River Federated Church Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville) 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Park River). 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) ,apostolic Faith Church, Park River Services at the Park River City Building Meeting Room on Sundays at 6pm. Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Wednesday: 6 pm Confirmatiowclass 7pro. WinGS, 7 pm Youth Bible Study, 7 pm Adult Bible Study. Sunday: 9:45a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 10:30a.m. Coffee and fellowship 11:00a.m. Worship service Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg Sunday: 9 a.m. Church Services / 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 a.rn=Bible Study Bethel Baplist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship. Wednesday: Awana Children'soMinistry 6.1)0 p.m.. Tuesday: Prayer & Bible study at7:00 p.m. Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural/lams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship IRST UNITED ank&lnsurance Park River - 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 Hoople ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 "True to a Sacred Trust" Hwy. 17 West * Park River 284-6086 tolle[s'onfimeralhome, corn Farmers Union Insurance Co. Jay ThompsonDwight Byron OFFICE: 284-6955H.. 17Eas, o ParkRiver BECOME ,.t CIIUttCft SCHFDULE SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH. I CALL 7"IIE PnEXS e84- 6sss TODAT! r,_h-nP(;(xxt . .'-Oq ..samaritan C Sbcicw 301 Co. Rd 12B Park River Ph. 284-7115 Fax 284-7117 Ye Olde Medicine Center 10% Senior DiscomIs * FREE Mail Oul Service * UPS *Kodak Kiosk * FREE Blood Pressure Checks Hwy. 17 West* Park River 284-7676 AGASSIZ ANIMAL HOSPITAL *Complete Medical Services/ Surgical Services *Boarding *Grooming *Pet Supplies Daniel J. Koenig, DVM 284-6688 NTY 403 Briggs Ave. So., P.O. 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