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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 Page 3 Locally owned and operated, Graft0n Drug features a unique selection of giftware, puzzles, candy, kitchen items cards, and more. Gift wrap with purchase• Gift cards also available• Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: 9 a pharmacy, There will be a Blood Drive at the Park River High School Elementary Gym on Wednesday; April 5 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Sponsored by the National Honor Society. For an appoint- ment please see Rochelle Kovarik or a NHS member or go to: sponsor code: parkriver in rni Contact the Press at 701-284-6333 Park River PO Box 49 COUNTY Park River .samaritan 301 County Road 12B 284-7115 AUTO PARTS Park River Implement 284-631 6 I ffk. Par,.v ,s4,,44 Adams ~944-2231 Grafton 352-3668 TUNITED Michigan ~ 259-2112 Bank&lnsurance H oo#e ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 -Walsh County Veterans Service Office The Veterans Crisis Line was under some pressure of its own last year. It wasn't handling its call volume very well. Veteran suicide rates haven't gone down and we must remain vigilant to this crisis. In response to the recently released VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that reviewed processes from June 6 through December 15, 2016 of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), the Department of Veterans Af- fairs released the following statement: The Department of Veterans Affairs is proud to announce that the chal- lenges with the Veterans Crisis Line have been resolved. Prior to the opening of our new Atlanta call center our call roll over rate often exceeded 30%. Our current call roll over rate is less than 1%, with over 99% of all calls being answered by the VCL. "Suicide prevention is one of our highest priorities," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin. "Fixing the Veterans Crisis Line was a critical step in keeping our commitment to Veterans." To reach a trained VA professional who is specially trained to attend to emotional crises for Veterans and Service members: • Dial the National Suicide Prevention Hotline number, 1-800-273- TALK (8255). Veterans should choose option 1 to reach a VCL Respon- der;. • Text 838255 - A VCL responder will text back. • Chat online at "In the past year, we have continued to provide backup support for the Veterans Crisis Line as they developed their second site in Atlanta to take on the growing number of veteran calls," says Dr. John Draper, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. "In that time frame, we started with 1 of 3 calls rolling over to our centers, and we now see a ratio of about 1 for every 210 calls." It's never too late to ask for helpl 110 4th St. E Park River Jim's Super Valu 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! "Where Quality is Standard" RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL New WORK OR REMODEL EMERGENCY ~ERVICE AVAILABLE Call 701-331-1579 Katrina Hodny, Veteran Service Officer Admin Bldg 638 Cooper Ave, Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237 701-352-5030 or 701-331-1700 • walshcountynd.corn/veteran Facebook @NDWCVSO By Jim Miller and vacation pay all count toward the income limits, but pensions, annuities, investment earnings, in- terest, capital ga'ms and govern- ment or military retirement benefits do not. To figum out how much your specific earnings will affect your benefits, see the Social Security Retirement Earnings Test Calcula- tor at effect.html. It's also important to know that if you do lose some or all ofyour So- cial Security benefits because of the earning limits, they aren't lost for- ever. When you reach full retirement age, your benefits will be recalcu- Dear Savvy Senior, I'm considering retiring later this year and starting my Social Se- curity benefits, but wouM also like to work part time. Will this affeet my benefits, and if so, how much? Ready to Retire Dear Ready, You can collect Social Security retirement benefits and work at the same time, but depending on how old you are and how much you earn, some or all of your benefits could be temporarily withheld. Here's what you should know. Working Rules e PEMBINA, N.D.- The Amer- Kraemer of Grand Forks Unit 6. ican Legion Auxiliary District 2 She will be speaking about the spring meeting will be hosted by Washington DC Conference, the Unit 77 of Pembina on Monday, 35th Anniversary of the Viet Nam April 17, 2017. The social will be- Wall, and other topics of impor- gin at 5:30 at the Community tance to local units. AllAmerican Center, and supper will be served Legion Auxiliary members in Dis- at 6:00. The joint opening session trict 2 are encouraged to attend! of the LegiOn and Auxiliary will Other officers and chairmen begin at 7:00, after which the Auxiliary will go to the Pembina from District 2 include: Kathy Lutheran Church for their meeting. Tuma, Larimore Unit, District Registration for the Auxiliary will Vice President; Catherine Olson, take place at the church. Cavalier Unit, Girls State Chair- District President Marlene man and Communications Com- Simundson of Mountain Unit 227 mittee; Lauren Hillebrand, Cava- will preside at the meeting. The lier Unit, Girls State Committee, main speaker for the evening will and Eileen Vondra, Lankin Unit, be Department President Diane Americanism Chairman. Scott Wedel, Owner s a'ele ct ric. 14@g mail .com GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Gardening Sunday will take place onApril 8 from 8:00am to 4:15pm at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Sponsored by the NDSU Ex- tension Service and Grand Forks Horticultural Society, this year's featured speaker is Joe Bergeson who will give two presentations. Joe is the third generation owner of Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, MN, which was founded in 1937 by his grandparents Melvin and Olga Bergeson. He continues Melvin's tradition of giving no- nonsense planting and landscape advice to many customers each year. Joe is responsible for de- signing the gorgeous display gar- dens at Bergeson Nursery that draw visitors from miles around each year. He loves talking about plants of all kinds, focusing on plants that work for this area and how to grow them in the easiest and where it's going, Dwarf and Upright Woody Ornamentals, New Varieties of Grapes and Berries, Improving Your Garden Soil, Grilling with Garden Vegetables and Fruit, Gardens forAll: Plan- ning Your Garden Around Your Physical Limitations, Succulents: Grow Your Own + International Peace Garden Collection, Com- posting Yard and Kitchen Waste, Fermenting Vegetables for Better Health, Evergreens: Dwarf and Be- yond, Growing Root Vegetables Successfully, Preserving Your Gar- den Produce, Spotted Winged Drosophilia: Managing Inyasive Fruit Flies, Growing Hostas, Peek a Boo Plants: Hiding Your Eye Sores, Square Foot Vegetable Gar- dens, Adventures in Shade Gar- dening, and Springtime Pruning Basics. Many experts will be present to cover the numerous topics. 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For details • under your full retirement age - and examples ofhowthis is calcu- • They Are Expecting o BOV which is 66 if you were bom be- lated, see tween 1943 and 1954, or 66 and 2 tire/whileworking2.html. * months if you were born in 1955 - For more information on how• and are collecting benefits, then working can affect your Social Se- ** Relsey (Blol e) Mollet you can earn up to $16,920 in 2017 curity benefits see • without jeopardizing any of your So- lated to a higher amount to make up • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Saturday, April 1-3pm • " Victory Free Lutheran Church • in Park River • ,- ............... ~ • :Registered • : at Target : ' All are Welcome • L ................... cial Security if you don't reach your full retirement age this year. But if you earn more than the $16,920 limit, you'll lose $1 in benefits for every $2 over that amount. In the year you reach your full re- tirement age, a less stringent rule ap- plies. If that happens in 2017, you can earn up to $44,880 fi'om Janu- ary to the month of your birthday with no penalty. But if you earn more than $44,880 during that time, you'll lose $1 in benefits for every $3 over that limit. And once your birthday passes, you can earn any amount by working without your benefits be- ing reduced at all. Wages, bonuses, commissions, ners/retire/whileworking.html, or call the Social Security at 410-965- 2039 and ask to receive a free copy of publication number 05-10069, "How Work Affects Your Benefits." Tax Factor In addition to the Social Securi- " ty roles, you need to factor in Un- cle Sam too. Because working in- creases your income, it might make your Social Security benefits taxable. Here's how it works. If the sum of your adjusted gross income, non- taxable interest, and half of your .. Senior Savvy Cont. page 6 ELECTRIC LTD. 65 Years of exceptional service - with many third generation customers. 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The position entails: providing assistance filing orders of protection and legal advocacy, providing support and advocacy at the hospitals and police departments, 1:1 support, support group facilitation, and sup- porting guests in shelter. Primary job functions will be performed at DVAC's office in Grafton. Experience in domestic violence, direct, service advocacy, and crisis intervention preferred. Two-year degree in humanservices or related field and/or bilingual skills are a plus. Knowledge and experience working With people, good organizational skills, and ability to communicate orally and in writing are required. Must be able to demonstrate ability to make logical decisions in crisis and non- crisis situations; empathize and remain non-judgmental; prioritize and assess a client's needs. Must be able to work with minimal supervision, be flexible and avail- able as program needs dictate. Advocacy training provided. Valid drivers license is required and candidate must pass background check. DVAC offers a competitive s~lary DOQ, health insurance benefit, annual and sick leave, and paid holidays. Email resume with cover letter to or call 701-352-3189 for more information Your Professional Prescription Service We offer .... Mail-Out Prescriptions. Delivery Service. Blood Pressure Screening. Photo Kiosk. 10% off Sr Citizen Discount. Zoovio Video Dealer, Gifts, Hallmark Cards. Drive-up Window Ye Olde Medicine Center Park River • 701-284-7676 Drayton Drug .Drayton • 701-454-3831