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i THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018 Page 3 vVe're not just a pharmacy; 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. Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: Park River Area School Retirement Open House for Rick Clemetson, Lorrie Hylden, Nancy Larson & Larry OmdahlWednesda ; May 16 from 3:30 - 5:00 at PRASAlumni Room. ~,H COI[JNTY Park River PO Box 49 Park River (;(X)Id . @.sa, mantan 301 County Road 1 284-7115 -Walsh County Veterans Service Office Disability Myth: It's too late to rile a disability claim--I left active duty years ago! There is no timeline to rile a disability claim for a service-connected disability. However, it's generally much easier to file a claim shortly after leaving the military. This is because you need to establish a connection to your illness or injury and your military service. This is generally easier when done shortly after leaving the military. However, some illnesses and injuries don't occur until years after leav- ing military service. This is something that has received national attention in recent years as many veterans from the Korean and Vietnam War eras have been diagnosed with cancers and other medical conditions associ- ated with Agent Orange exposure or related chemicals, or exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Other exposure hazards include mustard gas, asbestos, ionizing radiation, Project 112/SHAD (chemical tests to defend against biological and chemical weapons threats), and ,Ra- diogenic Risk Activities. In these casts, it can take years or even decades before symptoms occur. Remember, there is no time limit to file a claim! Myth: If I'm awarded a VA disability rating I will have to use the VA medical system for health care. The VA doesn't require veterans to enroll in the VA health care system if they are eligible for health care. You also aren't required to use the VA medical system if you do enroll. Many veterans choose to continue using their current health care plan. But it's nice to know the benefit if there for you if you ever need it. Next time, I'll round out my four-part disability myth series so be sure to check it out. As'always, any questions or concerns or just random thoughts that need a sounding board, give me, Katrina Hodny, a call at 701-352-5030 and I will do my best to assist you. Katrina Hodny, Veteran Service Officer Admin Bldg 638 Cooper Ave, Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237 701-352-5030 or 701-331-1700 walshcountyvso@nd.gov walshcountynd.corn/veteran Facebook @WalshCountyVeterans By Jim Miller 2B Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any special Medicare programs that help seniors with medication costs? My 74- year-old mother, who lives pri- marily on her Social Security, takes several high-priced drugs that sap her income even with her (or $28,150 for married couples liv- ing together). Bank accounts, stocks and bonds count as assets, but her home, vehicle, personal be- longings, life insurance and burial plots do not. Also, your mom's monthly in- come can't be more than $1,538 (or Medicare drug plan. $2,078 for married couples). If t Looking for Assistonce your mom suppo s a family.mem- Park River i . oer wl! tl es with her, or nves i lplemetl t " Dear Lookin orHawaii, her raceme cani ,:Yes, there's a ]ow-income sub-= b higher.' [ 284-631 6 sidy program called Extra Help In addition, the gove.rnment that can assist seniors on a tight won t count any money it YOur I Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 UNITED Michiclan ~ 259-2112 Sank&lnsurance 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. budget with paying for their pre- mom receives help for household miums, deductible and co-pay- expenses like food, rent, mort- ments in their Medicare (Part D) gage payments, utilities and prop- prescription drug plan. erty taxes. Currently around 10 million How To Apply There are three ways to apply for people are receiving this subsidy, but another two million may qual- Extra Help: online at SSA.gov/pre- ify for it and don't even realize it. scriptionhelp; by calling Social They're missing out on hundreds, Security at 800-772-1213; or by maybe thousands, of dollars in visiting her local Social Security of- savings each year. rice. Changes in the law make it eas- The application form is easy to ier than ever to qualify for the Ex- complete, but you'll need your tra Help program. Even if your mom's Social Security number morn applied and didn't qualify and information about her bank bal- before, she may be eligible now. ances, pensions and investments. The amount of additional assis- Social Security will review her ap- tance she would receive depends plication and send her a letter on her income and assets. If she within a few weeks letting you qualifies for help, she'll pay no know whether she qualifies. more than $3.35 for a generic Ifyour mom doesn't qualify for drug and $8.35 for a brand-name drug in 2018. Senior Savvy To get the subsidy, your mom's Contpage 5 assets can't be more than $14,100 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 Servi~ northea.stcrn North Dakota and northwestern Minncsota Call us at 701-284-7433 SAMSON, the strongest name in the industryl Pembina County Memorial Hospital Full or Part time RNs Flex time CNA &LPN Full time Housekeeper Wedgewood Manor CNAs Full time Night Nurse RN / LPN Flex time LPN & RN Sign on BONUS CNAs GRE:AT BENEFIT PACKAGE! Apply online: www.cavalierhospital.com or contact Human Resources at 701-265-6308 for more information. Pemhina County Memorial lh, v)ital Wedgewood Mam r Dwight Byron Park River Paid for by Dwight City Council 35 Years Business Owner in Park River 20 Years on Park River City Council Byron on his own behalf DeGree PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Scan Osowski, Knights of Columbus Insurance Agent with the Dolan Agency of Fargo, has been named Agent of the Month for April. Scan has been an agent since April 2017 and serves Park River and the surrounding area. The Knights of Columbus is one of the largest life insurers in North America, and the largest Catholic life insurer in the world. Ph0~:SubmiRed BISMARCK, N.D. -- The ND Parks & Recreation Department is hosting an adventure challenge from May 18 through September 7, 2018. The 2018 Adventure Challenge provides incentive to not only visit North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department loca- tions, but to fully experience the recreational opportunities, his- toric aspects and natural wonders to get outdoors and try accom- plishing as many as they can! Participants must have a Facebook account and "like" the ND Parks & Rec 2018 Adventure Challenge Facebook page. Participants must take pictures, proving completed challenges. Pictures must be sub- mitted via private message to the ND Parks & Rec 2018 Adventure Challenge Facebook page. Bonus around the state. Take on this chal- challenges will be posted period- lenge by yourself, with friends or ically to the Facebook page and with your family and have some will have deadlines for which fun as you play in our backyardI they need to be completed and cor- The goal for the2018 Adven- responding pictures to be sub- ture Challenge is to get people out- mitted. doors while exploring various Spend the spring and summer North Dakota state park locations months taking tours, exploring throughout the state including trails, trying new recreational ac- Beaver Lake, Fort Abraham Lin- tivities, visiting historic places coin, Icelandic, Fort Ransom, Lit- and exploring everything that the tie Missouri, Turtle River, Lake Metigoshe, Lake Sakakawea,'Gra- North Dakota Parks & Recreation hams Island, Sully Creek, Lewis Department has to offer! Those & Clark, Cross Ranch and Fort that complete the most challenges Stevenson State Parks. Addition- will be awarded prizes which in- al locations include the Lewis & clude free camping, nights in Clark Interpretive Center, Fort yurts/cabins, equipment rentals Mandan and the Pembina Gorge and more! Recreation Area. The mission of North Dakota To participate in the challenge, Parks and Recreation Department visit www.parkrec.nd.gov or vis- is to provide and enhance outdoor it the ND Parks & Rec 2018 Ad- recreation opportunities through venture Challenge Facebook page diverse parks and programs that to obtain the list of adventures, conserve the state's natural diver- Listed adventures can be corn- sity. For additional information pleted in any order. Participants and official rules, please visit the are not expected to do all of the ND Parks & Rec 2018 Adventure challenges, but are encouraged Challenge Facebook page. Conta( the Walsh County Press wcpress@polarcomm, com or 701-284-6333 *Fees apply for open house invitations )f Di soon. Paid for by Wes Welch on his own behalf We Have a rea y O~O thank you, 11 can help. Call the Press at 284-6333 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 t