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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017 Pa e 3 just a pharmacv:j. 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: R THE -Walsh County Veterans Service Office Veteran Suicide War is Hell. Anyone who disagrees with that statement hasn't experi- enced it. I personally haven't experienced it, but having heard many retellings of what happened "over there" I can most definitely concur that War is Hell. And the war does not end when our fellow veterans come home. At the end of July, I was fortunate enough to attend the 2nd annual Veterans Mental Health Conference in Fargo. It was made possible by the Vet Center in Fargo and the Veterans Warrior Foundation. I sat in a room full of providers, clinicians, and fellow veterans to learn more about mental health in veterans. Speakers included a victina's advocate, a doc- toral psychologist, and the North Dakota National Guard Chaplain. Very deep and difficult topics were covered to include the methodol- ogy behind suicide, how it is not a thoughtless act, and Military Sexual Trauma, how it is not gender specific. Another topic was trying to un- derstand how the military sends an ordinary, regular person offto war, has them take another life to protect their country, and then sends them home. I have posted many helpful links and articles to the Walsh County Vet- erans Service Office Facebook Page (Search on Facebook: WalshCoun- tyVeterans) and hope that you will take a moment to check them out. Education and awareness is only half the battle in the war against veter- ans suicide. Readjustment Counseling Service A 'Veterans Serving Veterans' effort was made in the establishment of the Vet Center Program. The Vet Center Program was established by Con- gress in 1979 out of the recognition that a significant number of Vietnam Take Back, Walsh Co. era vets were still experiencing readjustment problems and the VA at that time was unable to meet their needs. Vet Centers are community based and for the most part outside the VA system. The goal of the Vet Center is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral services and to help veterans and their families make satisfying post-war read- justments to civilian life. There are Vet Centers in Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and Minot. A few other things I took away from the conference is that no one but yourself can make you angry, and recovery is a journey not a destination. The goal of recovery is not to fix everything, but to assist in the joumey of rediscovering who you are after combat - life after war and finding your new self along the road of recovery. If you would like any information mailed out to you, please contact me at 352-5030. Thank you all for your bravery and your service. Walsh County Health and local law enforce- ment are hosting drug take back events here in Walsh County.The dates, times, and location are:August 15th at Grafton Drug, Grafton, from 10:30am to I:00pm. September 7th at the Edinburg Community Center, from I I:00am to I:00pm.Join County Health and local law enforcement to help combat the theft and abuse of unused medications. Interested in becoming a spotlight sponsor? Contact the Press at 701-284-6333 Park River COUNTY PO BOX 49 . Park River 1 .- LI Samaritan 301 County Road 12BI Shcic " 1 1 ..... 284-7115 Park River Implement AUTO PARTS 284-631 6 Park River ~ 284-7244 F%I RS Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 TUNITED Michiqan ~ 259-2112 Sank &Insurance Hoop-le ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 110 4th St. E Park River 284-7221 Jim's Super Valu 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! 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This patented tech- nology automatically offioads as much as possible to WiFi when available, so you'll consume less data than you would with tradi- tional carriers. text and 1 gigabyte (GB) of data. ffyou need more data, their $30 per month plan gets you 2GB, and $45/month buys you 4GB. How much data do you need? The best way to find out is to check your current phone bills. The av- erage smartphone owner uses be- tween 2GB to 3GB of data each month, but most older smartphone users use less than 1GB. To use Republic you'll need a compatible Android phone (you can't currently use Apple iPhones), or you can buy a new phone through the company. It currently offers eight Android phones with prices starting at $99. Consumer Cellular Another excellent low-cost op- tion for lighter data users, and one that caters to older adults is Consumer Cellular (Consumer-, 888-532-5366). 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Magician Kameron tests, entertainment, and more. Messmer will be providing enter- This year's theme is "Dine Daze." tainment at the amphitheater at To kick-off the weekend's 7:00 pm. Following the show, events, a scavenger hunt will be there will be an ice cream social held at the amphitheater on Friday, and door prize drawing to end the August 11 at 8:00 pm. Teams of night. six will receive a list of items that On Sunday, August 13, the they must find and bring back to fishing derby will be open for the amphitheater. Parents and old- registration at 9:00 am at the boat er kids are welcome to participate dock. This derby will begin at 9:30 in this event, am and is for kids ages 15 and On Saturday, August 12, meet at the picnic shelter at 9:00 am to younger. In addition to the derby, register for the Iron Kids Contest. a sand castle contest will be held Kids ages 9-12 can compete in this on the beach from 12:00-1:00 pm. This event will be split into triathlon type event, which will be- gin at 9:30 am. Participants must two age categories, 12 & under have a bicycle, bicycle helmet, and and 13 & older. Prizes will be giv- closed toed running shoes. Fol- en out following each event. lowing the Iron Kids Contest at The events throughout Kids 11:00 am, kids ages 3-8 can par- Weekend are free of charge in ac- ticipate in the Aluminum Kids cordance with a daily pass or an- Contest. Arts and crafts, including nual pass. Icelandic State Park is tie-dying and button making, will located 5 miles west of Cavalier, be available from 2:00 pm - 4:00 ND on State Highway 5. For more pm at the picnic shelter. Tie-dying information, please contact Mol- participants must bring their own ly Skadsen at (701) 265-4561. white t-shirt. A seed-spitting con- The mission of North Dakota test will take place at 3:00 pm at Parks and Recreation Department the picnic shelter. A family obsta- is to provide and enhance outdoor cle course will follow from 4:00- recreation opportunities through 5:00 pm at the picnic shelter, diverse parks and programs that Teams of six will work together to conserve the state's natural diver- complete six obstacles. The win- sity. ND resource: FARGO, N.D. -- You have heard of 911 to dial for emergen- cies, 411 for automatic telephone directory, 811 to call before you dig, but have you heard of 211 ? 211 is an easy to remember tele- phone number that links contacts to information and referral, lis- tening and support and suicide in- tervention. FirstLink answers the ' 21 t phone tineor-theerrtirestate .... of North Dakotaand Clay Coun- ty, Minn. This is a flee service for callers, open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. FirstLink has a database of resources and can direct contacts to basic human needs such as food banks and rent assistance and to physical and mental health re- sources such as drug and alcohol intervention, support groups and counseling. FirstLink can offer listening and support. Cannot sleep at 2:00 AM, feelillg.anxious,, difficulties on y0urjob site; a call specialist is available to provide listing and support and offer hope. For more information dial 211 or 701-235- 7335 or refer to Richard Wakefield* Gary Chwialkowski ND, MN Licensed Board Certified H.I.S.* Quality hearing aid care Complimentary Hearing Test 60 Day Digital Hearing Aid THai Service and Fitting Major Brands 36 years serving the area O% First Care Health Center Tuesday, Aug. 15 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FINANCING AVAILABLE For appt. 701-746-7000 1-800-658-3442 2514 S. Washington Grand Forks, ND Insurance~Medicaid ~~ 1 %H COUNTY Ve're .your hometown paper n the heart of Watsn county. 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