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%, c~ t.O k.) ,-.4 .~ t.Ll t'~ .~ (DOO c~ ,,~ r'.- LO L.r~ ~/3 t"q~ SINGLE COPY $1: VOL. 135 ISSUE 2 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017 Photos: Larry Bid PR Fourth of | Bottom Right: Arnedcan Legion Chades Scl idt waves to the crowd as he leads the Park River Walk for Veterans in the Fourlh of July Parade. Over 160 t-shirts were sold in Park River to benefit the pro- gram, slarted by the previous national commander, to support veteran pro- grams and raise awareness about veterans and the L ion's positive im- pact on communities nationwide. Top I.ett: Lankin American Legion member Harold Jallo is draped by an American lag as he proudly rides in the parade in Park River. Bottom Lelt: Sill enjoying watching a Park Riv- er Fourth of July Parade was 102-year-old Netlie Greicar of Pisek. = PARK RIVER, ND. -- The Walsh County Health District and the Walsh County Sheriffs Office are partnering with Ye Olde Medi- cine Center in Park River and Safe Kids, and the Edinburg Communi- ty Center in Edinburg to make Walsh County safer. Drug Take Back Events will be held in Park River at the parking lot at Ye Olde Medicine Center from 10:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18. And at the Edinburg Community Center from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 7. Editor's Note: The following is a letter to the editor written by Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens en- couraging Drug Take Back of Pre- scription Pain Medications." No one that works in law en- forcement in North Dakota has any doubt that abuse of prescription pain killers is a problem. The num- ber of deaths in North Dakota has tripled in two years (2013-2015)i People who are addicted to pre- scription pain killers are 40x more likely to become addicted to hero- in. Over half the drug overdose deaths in the United States involved an opioid and nearly half of those were prescription pain pills (opioids). Common names for prescription opioids include Morphine, Oxy- codone, OxyContin, Percocet, Methadone, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Codeine, and Fentanyl. (This is not a complete list). It is not uncommon during drug arrests in Walsh County to find a va- riety of prescription pills not be- longing to the person being arrest- ed. They are getting those pills from somewhere. Maybe it is from your house, purse? What can you do? First-ask your doctor or dentist if the pill they are prescribing to you has the potential to be abused. Then ask-is there an altemative medication that I could try? If not, ask-can I just fill a few days of pills instead of the whole prescription? (Sometimes in dental procedures or other minor surgeries/health condi- tions you only need pain medication for a few days, if that). If you use prescription medica- tions follow these 3 simple steps: LOCK your medications up in a Drug Take Back Cont. page 4 FORDVILLE, N.D. -- Northern Plains Railroad (NPR) is celebrat- ing its twentieth year of safely serv- ing our customers in Minnesota and North Dakota. As part of the celebration, NPR is pleased to an- nounce the launch of a celebratory logo. Started in 1997, NPR first oper- ated out of a small office in Devils Lake, ND, where it served the sur- rounding area on the former SOO Line/Canadian Pacific Railway Northem Plains Cont. page 4 See page 3 Walsh 4-Hers participate in events See page 7 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endov by their Creator with certain unalienable Right, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The Declaration of Independence Grafton airport to receive grant See page 6 lhoa, rodeo! See page I I k