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THE WALsH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015 Page 3 k Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: Stephanie O'Toole Benefit,Thompson Thompson School will be hosting a spaghetti feed Benefit for Stephanie O'Toole and Dan O'Toole on Sunday, April 26, from 4-6 pm. For those that are not able to make it and wish to make a donation, donations can be mailed to: Thompson School O'Toole Family benefit, 424 3rd StreetThompson, ND 58278. [RA Park River PC Box 49 gg 284-6333 Cp,- .maritan, Park River , s,,:, ...... :284'7i 15 ::' [  Park River Implement 284-6316 % 'FIIRST UNITED Bank&lnsurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams - 944-2231 Grafton - 352-3668 Michiqan - 259-2112 Hoop-le - 894-6123 (.;rystal ~ 657-2168 110 4th St. E Park River 284-7221 Jim's Super Yalu 284-6433 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! "Where Quality is Standard" RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL NEW WORK OR REMODEL EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE Call I0 f -33 f - f 519 Scott Wedel, Owner saelectric. 6625145 Ave. NE Grafton, ND FOR THE TROOPS -Walsh County Veterans Sei;vice Office HonorHight is BacM The last time that WDAY and Forum Communications sent an honor flight of WWlI veterans to Washington DC was in 2008. Now in 2015 the Honor flight is returning and this time it is open to Korean War Vet- erans as well as WWII veterans to apply. Priority will be given to surviving WWII veterans that have not previ- ously traveled on an honor flight. Honor Flight provides these veterans with all opportunity to travel to our Nation's Capital at no cost to the veteran! They will be provided with an opportunity to tour the war memorials and other sites around the Wash- ington DC area. The flight will leave from Fargo on July 24th and return the next day. Again, veterans fly tree but if they chose to have an ac- companying guardian the cost will $750 tbr that individual. Applications can be tbund on the website The Walsh County Veterans Service Office has copies of the application in our office as well. Veterans can stop by to get a copy at 638 Cooper Suite 5 Grafton ND, 58237. You may also call our office number at 701- 352-5030 to arrange to :have an application mailed to your home. This is a great opportunity to experience our heritage and to pay trib- ute to the men and women that have served our country through the years. Thank you tbr your service. Chris Kratochvil * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grqfton By Jim Miller Dear S(llVVV [d]i() What pmducts or solutions can you recommend to hel l ) seniors keep up with their medications? My l room is stq)posed to take several dif ferent medications at different times" of the day'equently jbgets. Reminding Son Dear Reminding, Anybody who juggles multiple medications can relate to the prob- lem of forgetting to take a medica- tion, or not remembering whether they already took it. This is espe- cially true for people who take medications at varying times of the day. Here are some different prod- and pill sorting. Some compound- ing pharmacies or independent drug stores offer single-dose packaging along with a number of online phar- macies like Reminding Services Another simple solmion that can help your morn stick to her med- ication schedule is to use a med- ication reminding service. These are services that will actually call, email or text your mother reminders of when it's time to take her medicine and when it's time to refill her pre- scriptions. Some even offer extra re- uct and service solutions that may minders like doctor and dentist ap- Companies that Offer such'se - Medication Helpers ices are, Getting organized and being re- minded are the two keys to staying on top of a medication schedule. To help your morn achieve this, there are a wide variety of affordable pill- boxes, medication organizers, vi- brating watches, beeping pill bottles and even dispensers that will talk to her that can make all the difference. To find these types of products go to (800-549-0095), where you'll find dozens to choose from. Also check out Reminder Rosie (, $130), a voice activated talking clock that tells you when to take your medicine, and can be used for other reminders, too. And tbr a super comprehensive medication management device, there's the MedMinder automatic pill dispenser. This is a computerized pillbox that will beep and flash when it's time Ibr your morn to take her medication, and will call her if she forgets. It will even alert her if she takes the wrong pills. This de- vice can also be set up to call, email or text family members and caregivers letting you know if she misses a dose, takes the wrong medication or misses a refill. Avail- able at, or 888- 633-6463, the MedMinder rents for $40 to $65 per month. Medication Packaging Another possible way to help simplify your mom's medication use is to get her prescriptions filled in single-dose packets that put all her medications (vitamins and over- the-counter drugs can be included too) together in neatly labeled pack- ets organized by date and the time of day they should be taken. This does away with all the pill bottles which provides free medication re- minders via text message or email. Their website can also help you make easy-to-read medication schedules that you can print out for your morn to follow. Or, if your mona uses a smartphone or tablet, there are free medication reminding apps that can help, like MediSafe ( or Med- Coach ( If', however, your mom doesn't receive texts or use a smartphone, tablet or computer, or may be the an- swer. With starting prices ranging be- tween $4 and $10 per month, these services will call your morn on her phone (they can send text mes- sages and emails too) for all types of reminders including daily med- ications, monthly refills, doctor ap- pointments, wake-up calls and oth- er events. Or, if you're looking for extra help, Care Call Reassurance (call-re- assurance.corn, 602-265-5968 ext. 7) may be a better fit. In addition to the call reminde to your mom's phone, this service can be set up to contact a family member or desig- nated caregiver if she fails to answer or acknowledge the call. This serv- ice runs between $15 and $20 per month. Send your senior questiotzs' to: SavT Senior; PO. Box 5443. Norman, OK 73070, or vLs'it &n,vy- 5,niot:o,g. Jim Miller is' a conOibutor to the NBC To&o: show and author qf "'The Say W Senior" book What are you celebrating? Let us help share your excitement. Charges apply for open house invitations. Benefit/silent auction set for Marvin Collins PARKRIVER, N.D. -- A Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction Benefit is planned for Marvin Collins of Park River. Funds will go toward medical expenses. The benefit will take place on May 2 at the Park River American Legion Post from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Park River American Legion Post. Menu will include spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic toast, and coleslaw. Take out meals will be available by calling 284-6655. The event will be free will do- ! : nation with supplemental ftmds provided by Thrivent Financial. Monetary donations can be made to Marvin Collins Benefit, PO Box 382, Park River, ND 58270. Silent auction contact is Vern Houser 33 - 1668 or Ed Loras 256- 0440. Bake sale donations are welcome as well. Collins is a veteran who has served the community, supported area athletics, and always has been very civic minded. Piper named poster baby for ND March of Dimes PARK RIVER, N.D. 1 Piper Ferguson of Park River, daughter of lustin and Tanya Ferguson, has been named the 2015 March of Dimes North Dako 'ta Chapter Cutest Baby Contest winner. Votes were given via donation to the March of Dimes March for Ba- bies for each of the individuals com- peting tbr the prize. The baby with the most donations was the winner. Together the entrants raised just shy of $6,000 for the March of Dimes. As the contest winner, Piper will have her own "photo shoot" and will serve as the poster child tbr healthy babies throughout the re- mainder of 2015. Funds raised in March tbr Babies support research and programs that help morns have full-tenn preg- nancies and babies begin healthy lives. And they will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newbom intensive care. :. , . , : : C00uncil on Devdopmental Disabilities to host community sdf-advocacy meetings BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota State Council on De- velopmental Disabilities, which promotes independence, inclusion, and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, is host- mg community conversation meet- ings about self-advocacy m nine North Dakota cities between April 15 and May 21, 2015. Council executive director Cheryl Hess said people with de velopmental disabilities, their fam- ily members, and advocacy organizations are encouraged to at- tend to learn how they can have a voice in shaping the service deliv- ery system and in assuring that people have choices and access to employment and other opportuni- ties to live and actively participate in their communities. "We want to engage people in conversations about issues that concern them, to collect informa- tion from participants about any unmet needs or gaps in services, and to encourage people to become part of the new North Dakota Self- advocacy Network," Hess said. Community meetings will be held at these area locations on these dates: Grand Forks - May 12, 4-6 p.m., Northeast Human Service Center, Room 5A and 5B, 151 S. Fourth St. Devils Lake -May 13, 2-4 p.m., Lake Region Human Service Center's Vocational Rehabilitation Office, 200 Highway 2 W. Graflon - May 13, 10 a.m.- noon, Carnegie Regional Library, 630 Griggs Ave. Meeting details are online at tice/index.html. Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to partici- pate fully in a meeting or who would like more information can contact Cheryl Hess at 701-328- 4847, ND Relay TTY 800-366- 6888, or Council information is online at Cavalier - Neche - Park River NEW LOCATION NOW OPEN Providing more efficient services for you! Park River Agronomy Center Stop in or call Terry, Dan or Trevor at 70]-284-7453 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 Drayton Drug Park River 701-284-7676 Drayton. 701-454-3831 1 i