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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015 i Page 3 Walsh County l I Spotlight   The merchants below are / / I proud to announce: // I Walsh County Relay for Life, Grafton Walsh County Relay for Life will take place at Leistikow Memorial Park on Friday;June 5 starting at 6 p.m.The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Park River PO Box 49 284-6333 _P(.;.,lXt . K RIvtIR Park River 301 County Road 12B 284-7115 Park River o/1,34 Implement Pa-R 1  Adams ~ 944-2231 ll_ .. Granon ~ 352-3668 I|IFIRST UNITED Michigan ~ 259-2112 r-T'_aank& I.s.ra.ce Hoop.le ~ 894-6123 --,,r-- Crystal ~ 657-2168 \\; __. 110 4th St. E [-,,...%, '-  Park River " 284-7221 Jim's Super Val. 284-6433 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! i b Ele00He00 "Where Quality is Standard" I RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL | NEw Wou OlZ RE.ODEI. / EtERGENC' SERVICE AVAIl.ABLE / I Call 701 33 1 1579 1 Scott Wedel, Owner 1 saelectric, t 4@g mail .corn / 6625145 Ave. NE Graflon, ND Jr p- House six bilk aimed at00gveter, ms The House approved a series of bills Monday aimed at helping veter- ans win government-paid jobs, get small business loans or obtain other assistance. The House passed six bills aimed at veterans. One bill would give pref- erence to government contractors who employ veterans on a full-time ba- sis. Another bill would allow all veterans to receive official identification cards through the VA. A third would require that written reprimands and admonishments re- ceived by VA employees be kept on file for as long as the person works for the VA. Under current policy, an admonishment only remains in an em- ployee's file for two years and a reprimand for three years. Lawmakers said this hurts the VA's ability to get a true picture of an employee's per- formance history. Rep. Veto Buchanan, R-Fla., said the bill on ID cards responds to vet- erans who have expressed frustration over their inability to document their service without carrying around official military records. Under current law, veterans who do not qualify for a VA-i.ssued ID card must carry other documents to prove their veteran status. Some of the doc- uments contain sensitive personal information, including Social Securi- ty numbers and service details that put veterans at risk for identity theft, Buchanan said. The bills now go to the Senate. If you have any questions about this or other benefits please feel free tocontact the Walsh County Veterans Serv- ice Office at 701-352-5030 or stop by for visit at 638 Cooper Avenue Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237. Just a reminder that the Veteran Service Office will be closed from Monday the 25th of May through Friday the 12th June. Please direct all calls to the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs at 701-239-7165. Thank you for your service. Source: By Matthew Daly The Associated Press May 19, 2015 Chris Kratochvil * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grafion By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can you go over the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating and choosing one? I need to find a place for my elderly mother, and could use some help. Searching Daughter Dear Searching, There's a wide array of housing options available to seniors, but what's appropriate for your mom will depend on her needs and fi- nancial situation. Here's a run- down of the different levels of sen- ior housing and some resources to help you search. Independent living: If your mom is in relatively good health and is self-sufficient, "independent living communities" are a good place to start. Typically available to people over age 55, this type of senior housing is usually apart- ments or town homes that are ful- ly functional. In addition, many of these communities also offer amenities such as meals served in a co/nmon dining area, house- keeping, transportation and a va- riety of social activities. To locate this type of housing, contact your Area Agency on Ag- ing (call 800-677-1116 to get your local number), or use online serv- ices like and Most of these com- munities are private-pay only, and run anywhere from $1,000 to over $4,000 per month. If that's too expensive, anoth- er option is "senior apartments," which are often subsidized by HUD for lower income seniors. You can locate these through your local housing authority or online at - click on "Find Rental Assistance." Assisted living: If your mom needs some help with daily living activities, an "assisted living fa- cility" is another option. These fa- cilities provide personal care (like -bathing, dressing, eating going to '-the bathroom) as needed, as well as meals, housekeeping, trans- portation, social activities and medication management. Many facilities also offer special care units for residents with dementia. Costs typically run between $2,000 to $5,000 or more per month. Most resident's pay for assisted liv- ing from personal funds, and some have long-term care insurance policies. But, some states now have voucher plans that let you use Medicaid money. Another similar, but less ex- pensive option to look into is "board and care homes." These of- fer many of the same services as assisted living facilities but in a much smaller home setting. Your Area Aging Agency is again a good resource for finding these facilities, as are the previ- ously listed senior housing lo- cater websites. And for help choos- ing a facility, the Assisted Living Federation of America offers an excellent guide at list. Nursing homes: If your mom needs ongoing medical and per- sonal care, a "nursing home," which provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, is the next option. To find a good one, use Medicare's nursing home compare tool at Savvy Cont. page 5 IMPACT CHANGE Edinburg to hold blood drive Donors eligible to win a trip to Hawaii in UBS giveaway EDINBURG, N.D. -- United Blood Services is excited to offer the ultimate vacation prize pack- age to one lucky winner: 2 air- fare vouchers to Hawaii and accommodations for a 5-night hotel stay. Donors will be auto- matically entered to win between May 26 through Sep!ember 11, 2015. "We are excited to offer this amazing vacation package during the summer months when dona- tions can decrease due to travel, enjoying the outdoors, and high schools and colleges not being in session. But the need for blood never goes away," said Jennifer Bredahl, Regional Donor Re- cruitment Director, United Blood Services. "We encourage those who have never donated before to try now, find out your blood type, and bring a friend. If it's been a few years, we'd love to see you again, too." Starting May 26, 2015 through September 11, 2015, each Mon- day a finalist will be drawn from the week prior. The weekly fi- nalists will be notified individu- ally and announced on the United Blood Services Facebook page. The 16 weekly finalists will be put into a final drawing which will occur on September 14, 2015. In addition, each week an- other lucky winner will be drawn to win a luggage set. Across the region, over 550 blood products are needed each day to serve patients in 115 hos- pitals. Donors are encouraged to donate blood and ensure the shelves are stocked during the summer months. The next blood drive will be on June 11, 2-6pm at the Edin- burg Community Center To make an appointment please call Rita @ 993-8173 or go to www.UnitedBloodSer- To save time, donors can now fill out their Health History Ques- tionnaire online at www.United- the day of their donation. To donate blood, volunteers must be at least 16 years old (16 year old donors need a minor donor permit which is available online) and be in good health. Must be 18 years or older to win prize package. Offer applies to participating United Blood Services blood centers and mobile blood drives operated out of Bismarck, Fargo, Minot, ND, Aberdeen, Mitchell, Rapid City, SD, Casper, and Cheyenne, WY. NOTICE REGARDING OPEN BURNING Open burning is banned by Ordinance within the Park River city limits. All recreational fire pits on private and public property shall comply with the following require- ments. All fires must be a minimum of 10 feet from all com- bustible materials i.e. dwellings and structures, decks, fences, trees, etc. All fires shall be contained within a fire pit, an outdoor fireplace, or fire bowl, chimenea. A screen or a lid shall be used to prevent floating embers and ash. No out- door fireplace, fire bowl, chimenea, or any other free- standing conta!nersha!! be used upon any deck or patio that is constructed of wood, composite material or any other combustible material. The size of the fire (flames) shall not exceed 3'X3'X3'. Only clean, unpainted and untreated wood or cooking charcoal may be burned. Chemically treated products, garbage and yard waste, including but not limited to: chemically treated fireplace logs; treated, painted, stained or glued woods, such as plywood or particle board; or leaves, grass clippings or garden vegetation, shall not be burned. The fire must be attended at all times by a person 18 years or older. A garden hose attached to a water supply or other ap- proved fire extinguishing device (i.e. fire extinguisher, bucket of sand) shall be readily available. The fire must be extinguished by midnight each night. All fires are subject to extinguishment at the direction of the fire or police department. Care must be observed as to wind direction and ve- locity so as not to endanger the safety or property of others or the peaceful enjoyment of their property. By order of PARK RIVER CITY COUNCIL Call Jolene Halldorson at 284-6150 with any questions. Park River City-Wide Rummage 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