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APRIL 3, 2013 THE PRESS PAGE 3 I P fton Drug and treat yourself to some spring bling with a new piece of jewelry, or add a splash d color to your home decor or garden. \ \ \ \ \ \ Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: Wednesday, April 3 From 8:45 to 3 p.m. at Park River Elementary Gym For an appointment call 284-7164 or 285-6684 Interested in becom" a sp0tl=ght s Contact .the Press at 701-284-6333 (0 I J NI"Y Park River PO Box 49 Park River b( lC "ri'tan 301 County Road 12B " 284171 1 5 AUTO PARTS Park River Implement 284-6316 Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 TUNITED Michigan ~ 259-2112 Bank&lnsurance Hoop-le ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 110 4th St. E Park River 284-7221 Jim's Super Valu 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! REGIONAL COMMUNITY FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES Panel presentations workshops, netwJking, and exhibits on civic, economic, and environmental issues Saturday, April 27 -- Warren, Minn. Warren-Alvarado-Oslo School. 224 E. Bridge Ave. 420 Briggs Ave S- Park River Univorsilv of Nbrth DOKOTO Confor for Cornmunilv Engogomont Free event registration at: -Walsh County Veterans Service Office The: Eleventh Hour Oftentimes those of us in veterans' services get that call, the one that alerts us to'a veteran in need. Unfortunately, half the time there is noth- ing we can do. Too frequently I receive calls from family members that usually involve discussing burial options and benefits. I wrote a column about the dementia epidemic not too long ago and can't stress enough how common it is be- coming. Once a person, in this case a veteran, doesn't have too many 'good' days it becomes difficult to get them to and from treatment or appointments for benefits. There are ways around the system to assist more medically challenged veterans but it can take time and time can be a luxury that one .doesn't have. The subject of an eleventh hour call isn't one that is talked about a lot or even planned for at all. We think we will never get there, that it won't come up. I am not even 30 years of age and I am always thinking about what if something happens to me. What would my family do; what should they do? Veterans have different options but nothing is a guarantee. As it stands the federal Department of Veterans Affairs is not serve every veteran of every war. They will not 'take care of you' no matter what just because you served. It is a statement that I disagree with and hope vet- erans and their families will take the proper steps to become educated be- fore they have to make that eleventh hour call, before it is too late. Before you can see a VA doctor and use the VA Medical System, you first must enroll and qualify. Before you can collect disability or pension benefits from the VA, you must produce evidence that you were hurt in service and still have the same disabling condition or you must show you are below the poverty line for income. The po!nt is there are steps to utilize these benefits and no one, not even a power of attorney, can do this on behalf of the veteran. The veteran is solely r sponsible for signing all documents and participating in all ex- ams. Family members can be a huge help to veterans' service officers but the veteran must also be capable. My advice to all veterans and their families, research all possibilities for yourself and your loved one. Make phone Calls to your veterans' service officer and social services for a starting point. A phone call never hurt any- one. Katrina Hodny * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave, Grafion k 13 Michigan Fire Hall 9 to 11 am Lakota Fire Hall 12:30 to 2:30 pm I for all your floral needs Located east of Hardee's Think Spring! Saving Lives, Saving Money-Public Health is a good return on investment. The following five themes are examples of what public health teaches us: Ensuring a safe, healthy home for your Family Smoke alarms can double your chances of surviving a fire so install alarms on every floor of you home and change'your batteries when you change your clocks with the time change Post the Poison Control Number on your refrigerator: 1-800-222- 1222 Creating a Healthy Workplace Create a work environment in which workers feel comfortable reporting unsafe work conditions or workplace abuseL Provide the required equipment to keep workers safe, such as respiratory gear, ear protection, etc. Providing a safe Environment for Children it School Support smoke free and tobacco free policies in your child's school Work with your school in supporting anti-bullying policies Protecting you while you are on the Move Never drive impaired or let family or friends drive impaired. Always buckle your seat belt, no matter how short the trip you Will be taking, and don't be afraid to remind others in your vehicle to buckle up Empowering a Healthy Community Stay up to date on vaccinations for y6urself, and for your loved ones. Educate yourself and suplSort efforts to reduce domestic violence m your community. These are a few examples 'of how p ablic health works in your community to save lives, and save money. Public Health is a great return on investment. Happenings at Our s maritan Good Samaritan Sdclc.t37 %kJ )'AR Rwr. Moniea Simon ADC We celebrated Easter at the Good Samaritan Center with Easter Serv- ices on Sunday. We also had a wonderful Good Friday Service with Pas- tors, Jeff Johnson, David Hinrichs, Byron Cox, Paul Kiel, Matthew Masko, Susan Haukaas and Greg Bauer. Thursday afternoon Victory Free Luther- an Church hosted our Auxiliary Lunch and Program. They served a de- licious dessert lunch and had a wonderful program with readings from Margie Laaveg and Mrs. Craig Dahl, music selections were provided by Sherry Sobolik, BiLly, Sophie and Emily Laaveg. Wednesday afternoon we had an Easter program provided bu residents at the Grafton Devel-" opemental Center. Jeanneen McMillan led Bible Study on Tuesday af- ternoon and Sheryl Cox, Mary Collins and Carla Nygard led our week- ly hymn sing. Devotional leaders for the week were Lois Ydstie, Lorene Larson, Mon- ica Simon, and Jan Novak. Accompanists were Mary Seim, Jan Novak and Monica Simon. Terry Hagen assisted with Nail's time and Shirly Sobo- lik led Rosary. As you can see we have had a busy week and we thank everyone who gave of their time and talents again this week. Your Prom Special ists offering hair, airbrushed makeup, all nail services and Infinity Sun Spray Tans. Hurry and call 284:6811 to make your appointment, spots are filling fa t. RUNNERS GROUP 8:00 a.m. GROUP PIt TICE 9:00 a.m. Runners Group is FREE walkers, joggers, and runners AND YOU GET IN FOR,FREEl " Offer applies to fhosc who have not been to a I