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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 201 5 Page 3  Walsh County , \\; Spotlight X " The merchants below are proud to announce: Guest Speaker, Park River Missionary DougVavrosky will be a special speaker at Bethel Baptist on June 21st at the 9:30 AM service. Doug and his wife Avril have done missions work for many years in Taiwan and to the Chinese. In the past few years they have been in many countries around the world.There will be a question and answer time after the AM service and a church potluck meal to follow. Park River PO Box 49 284-6333 (;(xxl . t ,sa,mantan 301 Park River County Road 12B 284-7115 l  Park River Implement 284-6316 % 00'0000eSTUNrreo Bank&Insmnce Park River - 284-7244 Adams - 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 Hoop le - 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 l[ 110 4th St E A--R Park River 284-7221 Jim's Super Yal. 284-6433 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs7 i Sons of Norway to hold annual summer picnic PARK RIVER, N.D.-- The Sons of Norway Lodge of Fairdale, ND will hold its mmual summer pic- nic on Saturday, June 20th at the Leroy Ramsey farm of rural Park River, ND at 5:30 pin. Steve Hilgren of Parkers Prairie, MD will be the featured guest and will be talking on Ancient Viking America. He has the website Leroy and Faye Ramsey are the hosts tbr the picnic and will be es- corting tours of their farm showing the historical significant structures and artifacts they have discovered. Lunch will be served and all per- sons interested in the Sons of Nor- way or in these subjects are invit- ed to attend. The directions to the Ramsey Farm as follows: From junction of Hwy. 17 and 32 - 5 miles south to 63rd St NE. Go west 1 1/8 turn south 1/2 mile to the campsite. Editor's Note ] The For the Tro.oos colunm was not available this week. It will return as soon as possille. By Jim Miller Dear Saw, Seniol, What teaching resources can you recommend to help seniors learn how to use computers, tablets and smartphone dc'ices? At age 72, I am interested in joining the tech- nology revolution so I can keep up with m.v kids" and grandkids a little better: but I need help. Technology Novice Dear Novice, There are lots of different tech- nology teaching tools available to boomers and seniors today, but what's available to you will depend on where you live. Here are some different places and to look tbr help. Local Classes and Workshops There are many communities that offer beginning computer and personal technology classes for older adults that are new to tech- nology. To find out what's available in your area, contact your local pub- lic library, senior center, college or university, or local stores that sell computers. Your Area Agency on Aging may also be able to help you - call the Eldercare Locator at 800-m 677-1116 to get your local mlmber. If you can't find any local programs that meet your needs, here are some national resources that offer technology training in select loca- tions. SeniorNet: This organization of- fers a variety of basic online com- puter courses as well as instructor- led workshops at 36 learning cen- ters throughout the United States. A first year membership fee of $43 is required. See or call 239-275-2202 for more hfformation. Oasis Connections: Provides primarily free computeL Intemet and mobile technology classes in 30 U.S. cities. They partner with local libraries, job help centers, senior centers and faith-based organiza- tions where these classes are offered., 314-862- 2933 ext. 272. Lifelong Learning Institutes (LLIs): Usually affiliated with col- leges and universities, LLIs offer a wide mway ofnoncredit courses to retirees, and some may offer tech- nology courses. To find an LLI that Elderhostel (roadschol- Together they support around 500 LLI programs nationwide. AARP TEK Workshops: Avail- able to everyone, TEK workshops are free technology learning events on tablets or smartphones and are offered in various cities throughout the U.S., 202-434- 3021. Older Adults Technology Serv- ices (OATS): If you live in New York City, OATS provides free tech training to seniors in 70 loca- tions throughout the city., 718-360-1707. How-To Books There are also a wide variety of books you can purchase that can help you learn how to use different types of technologies. Visual Steps (, for example, of- fers a number of practical and ac- cessible computer handbooks, soft- ware user guides and other in- structional materials that are tailored specifically for seniors, as does the "For Dummies" books (dum-, which you can buy in oook stores nationwide or online at sites like Amazon.corn and Bame- Online Instructional Services If you already have a computer and some computer and/or Intemet skills, but would like to expand your lolowledge, there are a number of online services you can turn to that offer a wide variety of self- paced technology lessons and in- structional videos. Some good ones to checkout in- clude, which is supported by the Goodwill Com- munity Foundation and is com- pletely free to use. And MyPC-, which is privately owned and offers nearly 700 lessons for $39 for three months or $79 for one year. Also check out Tech-, a free educational website that teaches seniors with ba- sic computer skills about frequent- ly used websites, and Geeka- too.corn, which offers tech support house calls in all 50 states, and of_ fers two-hour tutorial instruction for offers computer/technology class- $79. fl "' Elel es, contact your closest colleges or Sendyourseniorque*tionsto:Sava.ySenio,. search the websites of the two or- P.O. Box5443, No,'man, OK73070, orisUS.w ganizations that support and facil- Seno,:o,x. Jim Miller  a contritmtorto the NBc itate them - Osher ( and boot ( k. "Where Qudiq is $tandard" I o.,,.o,,.,,,,,or of"The Sa,', 3, Senior" I1" V k- --7 f ',SIDENTIll & [OffiCER(Ill " or% .lO& I \\; / ( Ntw WORK OR R[UOOEL / ,-.J.. EtERGEKCY S.ERVI(E AVAItABtE / W Call 701 331 1579 1 Scott Wedel, Owner 1 AT THE WAlSH COUNTY NUTRITION saeleetri. 14@gmail.eom 1 AND TRNISPORTATION 6625145 Ave. NE 6rafton, ND J The Walsh County Nutrition and Transportation Program would like to extend an invitation to all the pub- lic for an open house at our newly renovated offices. The open house will take place on June 25, 2015 at 2pm - 4pm Our address is 907 Park St E in Park River. b',, Nelson Appointed to Polar Board of Directors PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The Board of Directors of Polar Com- munications appointed Chris Nel- son to the Director position for Dis- trict 2. Chris is a District Conserva- tionist for USDA-NRCS Pembina County in Cavalier. He has worked for USDA-NRCS throughout North Dakota for 16 years. He grew up in and graduated from Edinburg High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Nat- ural Resources Management from University of Minnesota Crookston. Chris also volunteers as treasurer for the Fjalla Cemetery Association. He Photo: Submitted and his wife Malinda live in rural Milton. wC Tramportafion plans trips to musical bubble-gum pop and rock.and roll. This is great entertainment for all ages. We will be going for the Wednes- day afternoon matinees on July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. Please call the Walsh County Transportation Program at 701- 284-7980 to set up your reservations and for the cost. Reservations must be made a week in advance before the scheduled trip. Reservations for July 8th must be made by June 30th. PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The Walsh County Transportation Pro- gram is happy to announce foul spe- cial trips in July. We will be going once again to Frostfire Sununer Theatre for this year's production of "Joseph and the Amazing Techni- color Dreamcoat." This delightful musical parable is the biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors. This story is set to a cornucopia of musical styles ranging from country and calypso to Four state parks to hold tree plantings, June 20 also be holding their North Dako- ta Parks and Recreation Departlnent 50th Anniversary Celebration start- ing at 12:30 p.m. Free food, re- freshments and ice cream are being served until 2 p.ln. There will be many give-a-ways for all ages, sales of 50th Almiversary mer- chandise and the NDPRD Travel- ing Exhibit will be open for touting. Spend the afternoon at the park hik- ing, canoeing, fishing or just relax- ing. The Park Interpreter will host kids and family fun activities throughout the afternoon. Information on North Dakota Parks and Recreation can be found online at BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is holding corrunemo- rative tree plantings in four state parks on Saturday, June 20, and the public is welcome to take part in the events. Fort Ransom State Park and Lewis and Clark State Park will start their tree planting efforts at 9 a.m., while Lake Sakakawea State Park and Icelandic State Park begin at 10 a.m. Each park within the state park system are planting 50 trees in honor of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department's 50th Anniversary. Lewis and Clark State Park will Aneta to host events for annual turkey barbeque 7:30am to 10:00am. Next, there's games for kids 12 and under at the Aneta Orchard, north side of town. There's an Old Time Tractor Pull with cash prizes from the Tractor Club at 11:00am until 2pro. Weigh in at CHS before 10am, please. Then there's a lunch stand at the Aneta Auditorium from 11 am to 9pm and an Aa'ts and Crafts Show from 12 noon to 8 pm at the Pavil- ion and City Park. The animal pa- rade begins at 3 pin and the inflat- able games in the part start at 4pro. The highlight of the weekend, of course, is the turkey barbecue from 4pm to 7:30pm with 300 turkeys, 1000 pounds of potato salad, 900 pounds of beans and much more! We serve with 6 lines!! 9pro to I am there's a street dance to "8th Hour" sponsored by White Tail Bar. Sunday, June 21, there's the All Faith Service at 10am in the city park. The festival is sponsored by the Aneta.Booster Club. ANETA, N.D. -- Aneta, ND is once again serving up the best turkey bbq ever! Plans are under- way for the 55th annual Aneta turkey barbecue and summer festi- val. The barbecue will be held Sat- urday, June 20, 2015 from 2pm to 7:30 pm in the city park. There will be music by Chuck Gust while you enjoy that fabulous turkey, potato salad, beans, rolls, chips, ice cream, pickles and beverages. The festival starts Friday, June 19 with rhubarb tasting recipes 4pm to 6pm, in the Aneta Orchard, north side of town. There's a chicken and rib buffet at the American Legion Club from 5:30 to 8:30 that day as well. Then, at 7pm, there's the won- derful Talent Show at the City Au- ditoritan. Friday, June 19 closes with a street dance to "Red Line", sponsored by the White Tail Bar from 9 pin to 1 am. Saturday begins with a pancake breakfast at Sundahl Church from - Thousands of Satisfied Customers Transferable Warranty Licensed-Insured Providing Realistic Solutions MN License #20542636 ND License #38488 800-348-62d7 Drain tile & baseboard systems Buckling walls corrected Foundation repair & wall crack repair Egress window installation Base pmr0ent Water Controlled viding Service Since 1967 Safe EGRESS U $saecure I HOLD-RIGHT"WALLANCHOR$ WINDOW STABIL-LOCFOUNOATION P,ERS Your Profe,,;003ional Prescription Service We offer... 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