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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY [ 7, 2017 Page 3 ' j ph 'c ,..,,not ust a arma y, 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~i:!ii:ii~!![t Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: The Legion auxiliary will be distributing pop- pies around town, door-to-door in the resi- dential areas on Wednesday, May 17. On Thursday; May 18 they will be distributed at businesses in Park River Contact the in sponsc Press at 701-284-6333 COUNTY Park River PO Box 49 , Park River , t tritan301 County Road 12B ~~ *- AUTO PARTS Park River Implement 284-6316 F IRST UNITED Bank&lnsurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michigan~ 259-2112 Hoople,~1894-6123 Crystal ~ 657.2168 110 4th St. E Park River Jim's Super Yalu 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! S CALL FOR RATES ADVERTISING DEADLINE: THURSDAY AT NOON PHONE (701) 284-6333 FAX (701) 284-6091 WCPRESS@POLARCOMM.COM e , J Park River, ND Iv 1 & 2 Bedroom Aoartments I ' $400 Walmart Card (With 1"2 month lease) *Income Based All Utilities Paid Ground Level Laundry Facility Non Smoking Or Call Katie @ 701-331-2939 Prairie Homes Management 1-888-893-9501 TTY: 1.800-366-6888 EHO -Walsh County Veterans Service Office This week, I found a few articles that explained the role of a County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) and I wanted to share them. I am hop- ing this will serve as a reminder that as a Military Veteran or family mem- ber of a veteran, you are not alone in navigating the system. CVSOs are in every county in North Dakota and are there to help, at no cost. Not all CVSOs are full-time county employees, so sometimes one must be pa- tient when trying to get a hold of them. County veteran service officers are usually your first contact to assist you with state and federal Veterans benefits and issues. They have an un- derstanding of the problems which confront Veterans, dependents and their families. The CVSO knows the extent, meaning and the application of laws that have been passed by the U.S. Congress in the interests of Veterans and their dependents. The CVSO will apply specialized knowl- edge in the best way suited to the needs of every individual Veteran or other beneficiary who comes to the office for assistance. CVSOs are like prosecutors or defense attorneys. They're always building a case for their clients. Three-quarters to 90 percent of the vet- erans' claims submitted for VA benefits come through a county veterans service office. The CVSOs are staffed by accredited veteran service offi- cers, trained to navigate a bureaucracy nearly as complex as a military campaign. They help veterans gather the necessary paperwork to support claims, file claims and assist in appealing claims that have been denied. County veterans services offices are the at-home, back-to-the- community stop for veterans who have served the nation, fighting its wars and keeping its peace. They are the local link in an intergovemmental chain serving the country's 21.8 million veterans. The CVSO stretches back to the Civil War, but really took offafler World Wars I and II. The offices exist at the county level, by statute, in more than half of the states. A dozen or so states do not ha')e CVSOs, including the District of Columbia and Virginia. That doesn't mean there is no help for veterans. State regional veterans affairs offices and Veterans Service Organizations such as the VFW, American Legion and Amvets have VA-accredited serv- ice officers, but they are unlikely to know the community as well as a county-level officer would, and not be as willing to make connections with other nonprofit organizations in the community serving vets. As always, thank you for your service and contact the Walsh County Veterans Service Officer with any questions or to schedule an appoint- ment at 701-352-5030. 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.com/veteran Facebook @NDWCVSO By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, ply was routinely screened for the I've recently read that all baby vires. boomers should get tested for hep- Hepatitis C is transmitted only atitis C Is this really necessary, and "through blood, so anyone who re- if so, what are the testing and treat- ceived either a blood tmnsfusiorl or men t procedures ? an organ transplant prior to 1992 is Healthy Boomer at increased risk too. So are health- care workers exposed to blood, and Dear Healthy, people who injected drugs through It's true. Both the U.S. Preventive shared needles. The virus can also Services Task Force and the Centers be spread through microscopic for Disease Control and Prevention amounts of infected blood that (CDC) recommend that all baby could occur during sex, from shar- ing a razor or toothbrush, or getting boomers - people bom from 1945 a tattoo or body piercing at an un- through 1965 - get a hepatitis C test. sterile shop. The reason is because baby Most people that have hepatitis boomers account for 75 percent of C don't know they're infected be- the 3 million or so hepatitis C cas- cause there are no symptoms until es in the U.S. Those that are infect- their liver becomes severely dam- ed are at very high risk of eventually aged. It can actually take 30 years for developing liver cancer, cirrhosis or people to show any signs of the other fatal liver diseases, virus, but by then, it may be too late Most hepatitis C infections oc- curred in the 1970s and 1980s, be- Senior Savvy fore there were tests to detect them Cont. page 6 and before the nation's blood sup- Your Community. Your Paper. 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" GRAFTON, N.D. -- Grafton The cost to compete at our lo- Scholarship Pageant is set for Sun- cal is minimal. $75 entry fee for the day, June 18 at 4pm. This year we teens, and the older group doesn't are adding the Teen Competition, as have an entry fee, but there is a re- well as a "Princess Program." quirement (by Miss America Org.) Our pageant is a "Preliminary that they raise $100 for Children's competition" to the Miss North Miracle NetworkHospitals, which Dakota Scholarship Pageant in June is the national platform of the Miss 2018, and the Miss ND's Outstand- America Organization. There is an ing Teen competition, also in June online process that makes it pretty 2018. Miss America's Outstanding Teen easy for people to donate. program is for girls ages 13-17 (at The Princess Program, which is the time of the national competition), also new for us this year, is for ages So for our pageant in June they 5-12. The girls will take part in any would need to be .at least 12 by July or all of the elements of competition, 31, 2017, and no older than 16 on as they are comfortable with. Noth- July 31, as the winner would go on ing is mandatory, and they are not to the state competition in June of scored. Everyone is a winner and 2018, at which time they need to be will have a fun day. Participation is between 13-17, and still in school limited to 7 girls in this group, and (haven't graduated), will be on first come/first served ba- Ladies between 17 (as of June sis. The first 7 girls that register and 2018, and HS graduate) and 24 pay ($60) will be able to participate. (no older than 24 on December 31, This will be a great way to gain con- 2018) would be in the Miss North fidence and experience being on Dakota preliminary competition, stage, interviewing, and performing Last year we crowned Miss Sum- talent (talent is optional). merfest and Miss Heart of the Val- For more information about our ley. We were able to give each of local pageant, please email at these young ladies $500 scholarships graftonpageant@gmail.com for college, and the opportunity to You can also learn more at compete for more scholarships, and www.missnorthdakota.org, and the job of Miss North Dakota, in a few short weeks in Williston. the www.missamerica.org. young lady crowned as Miss North "The Miss America Organization Dakota 2017 will go on to represent is one of the nation's leading North Dakota at the Miss America achievement programs, and one of Pageant in Atlantic City, NJ in Sep- the world's largest provider ofschol- tember, and receive more scholar- arship assistance for young women." ships from the state and national or- The Grafton Pageant Organization ganizations as well. Last year Miss is a franchisee of the Miss North North Dakota Scholarship Org gave Dakota Scholarship Organization, out over $39,000 in scholarships to Inc., a 501(4) Non-Profit Organ- contestants at the state pageant! ization. FARGO, N.D. -- The North Dakota State University Extension Service is looking for families to help test new vegetable, herb and cut-flower varieties in their back- yard gardens, More than,200 far - -I ilies have,participated in this pro, gram in past years, making this one of the largest research networks in America. "Over 50 trials are available," says Tom Kalb, NDSU Exten- sion's horticulturist for western North Dakota. "The best way to identify the finest varieties for gardeners in North Dakota is to test the varieties in the gardens of North Dakota." All gardeners are welcome to participate, including children. Each trial consists of a com- parison of two varieties. For ex- ample, the green bean trial com- pares the most popular green bean in the state, Bush Blue Lake 274, versus the new 2017 Bean of the Year award winner, Inspiration. "The trials are' easy to conduct," says Kalb, "We want to know which variety germinated better, matured earlier, produced higher yields and tasted better. We want to know which of the varieties gar- deners would recommend to oth- er gardeners in our state." There is a fee of$1 per trial and seeds can be ordered online. To look at the seed catalog and learn more, search online for "North Dakota Home Garden Variety Tri- als" or visit https://www.ag. ndsu.edu/homegardenvarietytri- als/. Last year, we were able to fund six grants and money for a schol- arship totaling $15,026. The grants were: $150 for the Chris Rostvet Scholarship to the PR Area Schools; $3,000 Kiddie Korner Preschool & Daycare dba Sun- shine Kids Center's request for fur- nace room & bathroom updates in the daycare building; $4,606 for the City of Park River request for replacing all toilet & urinals in the City Hall Auditorium and to pur- chase new tables, chairs, service ware, historical pictures & storage for the Community Room; $1,500 for the The Lyric Continues re- quest to update insulation, flooring & paneling in the backroom of the Lyric Theatre; $1,500 for the PR Volunteer Fire Dept request to purchase a gas detection machine & 20 pairs of extrication gloves; $2,950 for the City of Park River ceived donations and memorials totaling $12,360. The advisory board encourages people to re- member the Foundation when giving memorials or making tax deductible donations by sending them to the Park River Community Foundation, P.O. Box C, Park River, ND 58270. State Tax Cred- it for Endowment Gifts. Individuals may receive a state tax credit for a contribution of $5,000 or more (lump sum or ag- gregate in one year) to the PR Community Foundation. The tax credit is 40% of the char- itable deduction allowed by the IRS up to a maximum credit of $10,000 per year per taxpayer or $20,000 per year per couple filing jointly. Businesses that pay ND in- come tax may take a 40% credit up to a total of $10,000 for gifts to the request to replace the lighting fix- PR Community Foundation. Farms Agricultural Plants tures in the Community Room Applications for this year's dis- Schools Water Plants with LED liohts; $1,320 for the tribution can be picked up at the Homes . Cities - ................ Park River Centenmal Trees (spun- Park River Clty Office located at Hospitals dUSI aDOUI anything else mat needs wiring .....-~._ .-.-...... r(. ~- .. n -- ,~ ,- ~ .. 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