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PAGE 4 THE PRESS N.Y 7, 2014 Photo: Submitted Above: Back row (L-R): Faith Vasicek, Samantha Houser, Taylor Grove, Elle Carlson. Front row (L-R): Emma Almen, Nathaniel Burl- ing, Chloe Kadlec. Students of Jeanette Berntson present spring piano recital PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Stu- dents of Jeanette Berntson per- formed in a "Spring Rain Piano Recital" at Bethel Baptist Church in Park River, Sunday, April 27. Students included: Faith Vasicek, Samantha Houser, Taylor Grove, Elle Carlson, Emma Almen, Nathaniel Burling, and Chloe Kadlec. I FOR THE TROOPS -Walsh County Veterans Service Office [ I Veterans are getting a Raw Deal on Healthcare When I first started the job as the Veterans Service Officer for Walsh County I like many other Veterans made an Assumption which turned out to be very wrong. That assumption was that if you were a veter- an you could automatically get treated at the VA Medical center in Far- go or at the one of the many VA Outpatient Clinics throughout the state. Sadly many veterans are turned away from enrollment for medical treatment at US Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facilities for one very glaring and in my opinion terrible reason, they make too much money. Currently the law has income stipulations for enrollment for veterans who do not have a service connected disabilities, those who served in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf or within the last five years. Mean- ing many Veterans have fallen through the cracks and the VA will not enroll them in healthcare because it iS believed that since they make above the income threshold that they can afford to buy their own in- surance. I would consider that logic to be seriously flawed. Many veterans upon enlistment were told that they would be taken care of as a veteran who served their country honorably. That prom- ise has not been kept as some are turned away from coverage for eco- nomic reasons that are out of the veteran's control. Talking to veter- ans across this c/)unty and beyond it has become clear that justice is not being served to many of those that honorably sacrificed for their country and they have considered it a breach of faith that their gov- ernment has overlooked them. So what can we do; we need to take action as veterans and concerned family and friends. We need to call our congressman and Senators and tell them that we believe that Healthcare for Veterans should be based on their character of service and not on the money in their wallets. Do not let our lawmakers continue to balance the budget on the backs of our service members. The time is now to take action. Chris Kratochvil * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer Jenson graduates Marine Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grafton " Corps boot camp, training-- - MOUNTAIN, N.D. -- Marine Reservist Syris A. Jenson from Mountain, ND is 2013 graduate of Valley-Edinburg Public School. He is the son of Jody and Staci Jenson of Mountain, and the grandson of Russell and Sherry Hannesson, Mountain and Bob and Sherrie Sather, Moorhead MN. Pvt. Jenson graduated from Unit- ed States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on January 31, 2014. Pvt. Jenson successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at -- MCRD San Diego, CA. He also completed 4 weeks of Military Combat Training at Camp Pendle- ton, CA. Pvt. Jenson is currently drilling in Wahpeton, ND and will be reporting to his Intelligence Spe- cialist, Military Occupation Spe- cialty School in Dam Neck, VA this summer. Park River Area blood drive brings in 64 products PARK RIVER, N.D. -- A total of 55 people volunteered to donate blood, and 45 were able to give during Park River Area High School's April 2nd blood drive. Nineteen people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 64 products were collected. Twen- ty-five of the donors gave for their first time! Aaron Schramm and Jessica Greciar coordinated the drive, and the National Honor Society spon- sored and assisted with recruiting donors, publicity, providing re- freshments, and registering donors. Space to hold the drive was pro- vided at Park River Elementary Gym. / On behalf of the tatients who benefited, United Bbod Services appreciates all the tloughtful peo- ple who volunteered to help oth- ers by giving of te.mselves. you have truly given the of Life." The family of Harold R. Anderson would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to us during Harold's lengthy illness. We want to acknowledge Dr. Joel Johnson, Louise Dryburgh and the staff of First Health Care Center for the excellent care that Harold received and for the kindness and support given to family members. Thank yto those that came ........... to .our home:&nJ:provided.therapy ........ , ,servic from Altru.Home Health that., ,-, allowed Harold,to these last .' few months. We also want to thank Kurt Onstad and Park River Ambulance services for helping when we needed you. We would like to thank Pastor Jeff Johnson for his frequent visits, prayers and words of comfort and encouragement. Thank you to Mike Such and the staff of Tollefson Funeral Homes for leading us threw the final process, to the Paul Farup American Legion Post #147 and the North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard for providing military rites. We also want to thank our family, friends and co-workers for the food, flowers, phone calls and words of support and comfort. We will miss Harold forever, but our wonderful memories will lessen the pain we have in our hearts. With warm regards, Lois Anderson Rick and Lena Anderson family Sheree Anderson and family Ron and Kelly Anderson family Bob and Deb Anderson family Shelle and Duane Berg family GRAFTON DUUG Remember Morn on Mother's Day, May 11 th, with a special gift. Treat her to some spring bling with a new piece of jewelry or scarf, or choose ii from our unique home & garden decor. Now thru Mother's Day, get 30% off any iar candle by Root. 11 Walsh County Spotlight   The merchants below are proud to announce: IcE CRE/U00 FU#OR00ER, Rn/ER There will be ice cream and a variety of bars being served after the Park River Area Elementary School concert in the high school commons Thursday, May 8. A freewill offering will be collected with funds going towards planting a memorial garden in front of the American Legion Coliseum. Project by Isak Johnson working towards his Eagle Scout Award. Interested in becoming a spotlight sponsor-.- Contact the Press at 701-284-6333 ,', -(;xl ..JJ .. 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