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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018 Page 3 "Y ' ~ ~3 .]~ Locally owned and operated, Grafton Drug features a unique selection of giftware, puzzles, candy, kitchen items, cards, and more. Gift wrap with purchase. Gift cards also available. KARl i Walsh County 41 .1 Spotlight f The merchants below are / / I proud to annou I 9 Park River Blood Drive will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday;April 4 at Park Riv- erArea School Elementary Gym. For an appoint- ment please see Rochelle Kovarik or a National Honor Society Member or go to sponsor code: parkriver.The event is sponsored by National Honor Society. COUNTY Park River PO Box 49 (hx l . samantan S,x:icta 301 Park River County Road 12B 284-7115 Park River Implement AUTO PARTS : L [ Par ver-2 -.2 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 TUNITED Michigan ~ 259-2112 Bank & Insurance Hoop-le ~ 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! ELECTRIC LTD. 65 Years of exceptional service - with many third generation customers. Experienced, well trained and knowledgable staff that live in your communities, Providing Quality Electrical Services to: Farms Agricultural Plants Schools Water Plants Homes Cities Hospitals Just about anything else that needs wiring Serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota Call us at 701-284-7433 SAMSON, the strongest name in the industryl -Park R/vet, NB 12 NonSmoking EHO -Walsh County Veterans Service Office I received some clarification about Veterans honor flights in the state of North Dakota. Did you know that we have access to two hubs that host Veterans honor flights to Washington, D.C.? The most recognized was the WDAY Honor Flight. They recently changed their name and organization structure. It is now known as the Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN and WDAY has wished them all the best in their future flights. Their new web site with an updated applica- tion can be found at more in- formation, veterans can also call 218-28 HONOR (218-284-6667). The other hub is the North Dakota Native Veterans Honor Flight. They formed in 2015 and is spearheaded by ND state senator Richard Marcel- lais from Belcourt. They do the same thing as the aforementioned hub. They recognize American Veterans for their sacrifice and achievements by flying veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their memorials at no cost to the Veteran. For further information, veterans can call 701-477-8985. Both honor flight hubs give priority to WWII Veterans followed by Korean War Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, and terminally ill Veterans from all wars. They both have flights they are hoping to fill this year. I en, courage Veterans who fall into the right categories to apply to go. If you would like any of theapplications mailed out to you, just give me a call at 352-5030 and let me know. These groups rely on donations to make these flights possible. If you donate to charity or would like to start, these groups would be a great option to consider. As always, thank you for your service. Katrina Hodny, Walsh County Veterans Service Officer. Katrina Hodny, Veteran Service Officer Admin Bldg 638 Cooper Ave, Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237 701-352-5030 or 701-331-1700 Facebook @WalshCountyVeterans By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Though it may seem hard to be- lieve, at age 65, I never have got- ten around to making a will, but I'd like to now. My question is: Do I need to hire a lawyer to write my will, or can I do it myselff I want to get my affairs in order, but I hate paying an attorney fee if I don't have to. Getting Organized Dear Getting, It's not hard to believe at all. which can help avoid family con- fusion and squabbles after you're gone. The National Academy of Eld- er Law Attomeys ( and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ( websites are good resources that have directories to help you find someone in your area. Costs will vary depending on your location and the complexity of your situation, but you can ex- pect to pay somewhere between Few than half of American adults $200 and $1,500 to get your will have awill, mainly because they made. help you save, shop either haven t thought about it or around and get price quotes from gotten around to it, or they've put it off because they don't want to think about dying. But having a will is important because it ensures that your mon- ey and property are distributed to the people you want to receive it after your death. If you die without a will, your estate will be settled in accordance with state law. Details vary by state, but assets typically are dis- tributed using a hierarchy of sur- vivors. Assets go to first to a spouse, then to children, then your siblings, and so on. You also need to be aware that certain accounts take precedence over a will. If you jointly own a home or a bank account, for ex- ample, the house, and the funds in the account, will go to the joint holder, even if your will directs otherwise. Similarly, retirement ac- counts and life insurance poli- cies are distributed to the benefi- ciaries you designate, so it is im- portant to keep them up-to-date too. Do You Need a Lawyer? Not necessarily. Creating a will with a do-it-yourself software pro- gram may be acceptable in some cases, particularly if you're single and have a modest bank account. But if you have significant fi- nancial assets or a complex fam- ily situation, like a blended fami- ly or child with special needs, it's best to seek professional advice. An experienced lawyer can make sure you cover all your bases, several different firms. And before you meet with an attomey, make a detailed list of your assets and ac- counts to help make your visit more efficient. If money is tight, check with your state's bar association (see to find low-cost legal help in your area. Or call the Eldercare Locater at 800- 677-1116 for a referral. If you are interested in a do-it- yourself will, one of the best op- tions is the Quicken WillMaker Plus 2018 software (available at NOLO.corn) that costs $70, works with Windows personal computers and Macs, and is valid in every state except Louisiana. It's also recommend that if you do create your own will, it's wise to have a lawyer review it to make sure it covers all the impor- tant bases. Where to Store It? Once your will is written, the best place to keep it is either in a fireproof safe or file cabinet at home, or in a safe deposit box in your bank. But make sure your ex- ecutor knows where it is and has access to it. Or, if a professional prepares your will, keep the orig- inal document at your lawyer's of- rice. Also, be sure to update your will if your family or financial cir- cumstances change, or if you move to another state. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Sen- ior, EO. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or vis- it Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of "The Savvy Senior" book. Contm the Walsh County Press wcpress@polarcomm com or 701-284-6333 *Fees apply for open house invitations GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Gar- Conifers in North Dakota; Horti- dening Saturday is April 14, 2018 culture as Therapy: Getting in from 8:00am to 4:15pm at the Touch With Nature; Top Rated Veg- Alerus Center in Grand Forks. etable Varieties; Easy Ways to Im- Sponsored by the NDSU Ex- prove Home Landscapes; Creating tension Service and Grand Forks a Cutting Garden: Make and Take Horticultural Society, this year's Vase; Foraging Wild Fruits and featured speaker is Dr. John Ball Nuts of the Upper Midwest; Suc- who will give two presentations. Dr. culents: Tough Plants for Tough Ball is a Professor of Forestry at Places; Edible Medicinal Flowers South Dakota State University andWeeds; Backyard Bee Keeping; where he also serves as Forestry Ex- Fermenting Favorites; and The tension Specialist. Previously he Great Tomato Race. Many experts managed tree care companies in the will be present to cover the nu- Midwest and East. In addition merous topics. The registration fee there will be three breakout sessions, covers all of the day's events in- each having nine programs, eluding the educational programs, Topics include: Tubers, Bulbs gardening vendors, breaks, lunch, and Corms, Oh My!; The Basics of silent auction, a free perennial, and Hop Production; Cool Fruits for a lots ofgreai gardening camaraderie. Cold Climate; Orchids From the For more information go to Container Up: Selecting and Caring or call for Orchids; #NDwine: Grow Lo- the NDSU Extension Service at cal, Drink Local; Undemtilized 701-780-8229. operate, and that all of the twenty-five (25) motel units shall in some man- ner physically attached into a continuous, integral part. Any present li- censee operating a motel with less than twenty-five (25) rental units shall not lose its license solely for having less than twenty-five (25) units. "B.) To a licensee or transferee of a licensee, which licensee in the past held a Walsh County liquor license, but which license or transferee of a license is now subject to the licensing authority by virtue of the licensed premises being annexed to the city, if the Walsh County license was valid and in effect at the time of annexation; provided that, however, licenses granted under this exception will not be counted against the numerical lim- itation set above. "2.) The total number of club licenses as defined in this ordinance shall not exceed three (3) in force in any one (1) year." The Development Corporation said that this might be the time to ad- dress the ordinance, not simply to address this one proposed business, but future businesses as well. Julie Campbell, of the Walsh County Job Development Authority, spoke with Nick Ziegelmann, City Administrator of Grafton about how they ad- dress the issue. He said that they have a liquor license, beer license, and wine license. This allows the option for purchasing a full license, or a li- cence for beer or wine or both. Park River Mayor Dan Stenvold said that the other bar owners are adamantly against it. But he did a straw poll of community members who said that they would be in favor of the proposed restaurant going forward. Campbell added that it isn't just this community that is interested. Stenvold and other members of the Development Corporation agreed that the competition would be good and could result in bringing more peo- ple into town: "People aren't going to sit there and get drunk," Stenvold said. Park River City Coordinator Nancy Thompson said that the Park Riv- er City Council has the ability to amend the ordinance however they choose. The Development Corporation discussed showing their support of amendments to update and simplify the ordinance at the Park River City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9. A small committee of four was set up to meet and discuss protentional changes of the liquor or- dinance to present to the Council. "If we have to amend things to make it happen," said Harold Myrdal of the Development Corporation via conference call, "that's what we have to do." Park River City Council March Minutes Recap There is an individual wanting to purchase Out to Lunch Caf& They are looking at making it a higher end restaurant and would like to be able to serve a glass of wine or a spe- cialty beer with a person's meal. Currently the City doesn't not have a liquor license like this and would have to amend City Ordinance 2. B. relating to license, fees and retail sales of alcoholic beverages. Three of the bar owners talked to the Mayor and some Councilmembers and are against the city giving this person a Wine & Beer License. Byron and Lundquist think there's enough Liquor License in town and Halvorson didn't think a new liquor license cate- gory should be added to sell more alcohol. Ms. Thompson stated this is going to be a restaurant not a bar, if a person wants to go out and have drinks there going to go to a bar not a restaurant for a meal and a glass of wineor beer and if this isn't passed this may cost the city a new business in town. City Attorney Laaveg told Council they can do one of three things take no action, send it to a committee or make a motion. Motion by Knutson to amend Ordinance 2.B and add a Beer and Wine license. Motion dies due to lack of a sec- ond. Lawler Angus Ranch 2 Year Old Black Angus & SimAngus Bulls--Private Treaty! $$One Price- Choice of Pen/ 701-782-4280 Your Professional Prescription Service We offer. Mail-Out Prescriptions. Delivery Service. Blood Pressure Screening. Photo Kiosk. 0 10 go off Sr. Citizen Discount. Zoovio Video Dealer Gifts. Hallmark Cards. 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