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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2.6, 2015 Page 3 Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: Park River Parks and Recreation would like to invite you to share in the ground " l breaking ceremony for the new RV Park in the Green Acres Subdivision of Park River on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 5:30p.m. at Ground Breaking Site - Green Acres Subdivision, Park River. Welcome: Mayor Dan Stenvold. Keynote Speaker: Mark Zimmerman, Director ND Parks and Recreation. Refreshments served in the City Community Center at 514 Briggs Avenue South after the ceremony ] . Park River . sagnantal3 301 County Road 12B :--=- ,, 284-7115 AUTO PARTS Park River Implement 284-6316 Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 H oop-le ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 110 4th St, E Park River \ Jim's Super Valu 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! Alexander House - Park River 284-7141 Upper Deck Bar & Grill "Where Quality is Standard" Scott Wedel, Owner s aelectric. 14@g mail .com 1-888-8! -Walsh County Veterans Service Office VA recently launched two new no-cost training programs, Acceler- ated Learning Programs (ALPs) and VA Learning Hubs, to help transi- tioning Service Members and Veterans from all eras learn skills, earn credentials and advance in civilian careers following separation from service. ALPs and Learning Hubs are part of VA's Veterans Economic Com- munities Initiative (VECI), promoting education and employment op- portunities for Veterans through integrated networks of support in 50 cities. VA launched the VECI program in response to President Obama's August 2014 challenge to help Veterans and families integrate with their communities and find lneaningful jobs that can lead to economic suc- cess. Under VA Secretary Bob McDonald's MyVA transformation, VECI is now in place in cities across the United States. "My message to transitioning Service members is simple: Plan early and stay engaged, because transition is the mission," said McDonald. "These two new resources provide no-cost opportunities for our transi- tioning Service Members and Veterans to learn new skills and earn cre- dentials, which can increase their competitiveness during their transition.'" ALPs offer transitioning Service Members and Veterans the opportu- nity to build on their world-class training and technical skills gained through their military service, and earn certifications in high-demand fields. VA is piloting ALPs this summer with seven courses focusing on building skills and certifications needed to advance in high-demand ca- reers in information teclmology (IT), as part of the President's TechHire initiative. Each ALP course is offered at no cost and includes free refer- ral and support services.. The first ALP cohort includes seven courses covering a range of IT-re- lated topics, including: Coding/Programming Boot Camps; 80+ IT Certifications in Hardware, Software, Networking, Web Serv- ices, and more; Network Support Engineer Job Training and Certification; Cybersecurity Training and Certification; IT Help Desk Job Training; and IT Boot Camps for Desktop Support and Windows Expertise. Transitioning Service Members and Veterans from any era are invited to apply to their choice of courses. Applications will be accepted starting August 17,2015 - seats in the pilot cohort are limited; applicants are en- couraged to apply early. ALPs do not involve use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.. Students are able to participate in these programs while also pur- suing other programs of study using Post-9/l 1 GI Bill benefits. Visit the ALP website to learn more about each program and apply. VA is also launching Leaming Hubs in 27 cities across the country this year in partnership with the American Red Cross, The Mission Con- tinues and Coursera, an online education platform. Transitioning Service Members and Veterans can take advantage of both online and in-person study. Each week, online course modules will be completed outside the classroom while class sessions, led by Learn- ing Hub facilitators, provide opportunities to discuss course materials with peers, hear from subject matter experts, and network. Upon com- pletion of the program, Service Members and Veterans may elect to re- ceiveone ffee erified certificate issued by.Cou era. =l For more information about the VECI or to learn more about VA ALPs and L6hming Hubs, contact VeteranEmplyment'vbac@va'gv" Published August 5, 2015 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs If you have questions about this or any other benefit please contact the Walsh County Veterans Service Office at 701-352-5030 or stop by for a visit at 638 Cooper Avenue Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237. Source: Federal Veterans News Chris Kratochvil * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5. Grqfion By Jim Miller Dear Sawy Senior, An old Jamily fi'iend recently cc ked me to be the executor of his will when he dies. IJ e(/Iattered that he asked, but l'm not sure what ex- actly the job entails. What can you tell me? Concerned Friend Dear Concerned, Serving as the executor of your friend's estate may seem like an hon- or, but it can also be a huge chore. Here's what you should know to help you prepare. Rules and Responsibilities As the executor of your friend's will, you're essentially responsible for winding up his affairs after he dies. While this may sound simple enough, you need to be aware that the job can be tedious, time con- suming and difficult depending on the complexity of his financial and family situation. Some of the duties required include: Filing court papers to start the probate process (this is generally re- quired by law to determine the will's validity). Taking an inventory of every- thing in his estate. Using his estate's funds to pay bills, including taxes, funeral costs, etc. Handling details like terminat- ing his credit cards, and notifying banks and government agencies like Social Security and the post of- rice of his death. Preparing and filing his final in- come tax returns. Distributing assets to the ben- eficiaries named in his will. Be aware that each state has specific laws and timetables on an executor's responsibilities. Your state or local bar association may have an online law library that de- tails the roles and requirements. The American Bar Association web- site also offers guidance on how to settle an estate. Go to american- bar.org and type in "guidelines for individual executors and trustees" to find it. Get Organized If you agree to take on the re- sponsibility as executor of your friend's estate, your first step is to make sure he has an updated will, and find out where all his important documents and financial information is located. Being able to quickly put Savvy Cont page 5 HOOPLE, N.D. -- Two people fore coming to rest in the east ditch were sent to the hospital on Thurs- of the highway. Hinkers Nissan day, Aug. 20 as a result of an ac- also ended up in the east ditch. cident near Hoople. Larson and Hinkel were trans- The crash took place in the con- ported to Pembina County Me- struction zone on Highway 18morial Hospital in Cavalier. Both around 12:12 PM. Vehicles were totaled and towed Eric Larson, 85, of Park River had been travelling south on the from the scene. highway. Larson's Cadillac struck The driver of the street sweep- a Nissan driven by Laura Hinkel, er was uninjured. 20, of Edinburg Larson was cited for passing Larson attempted to pass a while unsafe. southbound street sweeper and North Dakota Highway patrol then struck the street sweeper be- is investigating the crash. equate, and 5 surplus. Subsoil mois- ture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 27 short, 66 adequate, and 5 surplus. Field Crops Report as of the week ending August 23, 2015: Win- ter wheat harvested was 87 percent, well ahead of 38 last year. Durum wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 17 fair, 63 good, and 19 excellent. Durum wheat coloring was 99 percent, ahead of 83 last year and the five- year average of 85. Mature was 80 percent, well ahead 0f47 last year. Harvested was 37 percent, well ahead of 8 last year, and ahead of 23 average. Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 64 good, and 18 excellent. Spring wheat matm'e was 98 percent, well ahead of 61 last year. Harvested was 70 percent, well ahead of 9 last year and 41 average. Barley harvested was 89 percent, well ahead of 25 last year and 53 av- erage. Sunflower condition rated 0 per- cent very poor, 8 poor, 20 fair, 64 good, and 8 excellent. Sunflowers blooming was 99 percent, ahead of 90 last year and 92 average. Ray flowers dried was 29 percent, well ahead of 3 last year, and ahead of 19 average. Bracts turning yellow was 4 percent. Flaxseed condition rated 0 per- cent very poor, 1 poor, 17 fair, 74 good, and 8 excellent. Flaxseed coloring was 99 percent, well ahead of 76 last year and 79 average. Har- vested was 21 percent, well ahead of I last year, and ahead of 11 av- erage. Dry edible peas harvested was 91 percent, well ahead of 31 last year and 62 average. Dry edible beans condition rated 3 percent very poor, 12 poor, 26 fair, 52 good, and 7 excellent. Dry edi- ble beans setting pods was 96 per- cent, ahead of 89 last year, but near 94 average. Dropping leaves was 50 percent, well ahead of 25 last year and 20 average. Harvested was 3 Oats mature was 98 percent, well ahead of 72 last year. Harvest- percent. Lentils harvested was 67 percent. ed was 78 percent, well ahead of 26 last year and 52 average. Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 19 fair, 61 good, and 13 excellent. Corn dough was 79 percent, well ahead of 53 last year, and ahead of 67 average. Dented was 20 percent, ahead of 2 last year, but near 18 average. " S'o ;z fidi{idfi rht ] rcent Potato condition rated 3 percent very poor, 7 poor, 26 fair, 54 good, and 10 excellent. Potatoes vines dry was 18 percent. Alfalfa condition rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 32 fair, 49 good, and 8 excellent. Alfalfa hay second cutting was 91 percent, well ahead of 65 last year, and ahead of 81 av- very poor, 6 poor, 20 faif,' 51 good, erage. and 12 excellent: Soybeans setting Sugarbeet condition rated 0 per- pods was98 l~rcent, ah id of 93 last year, but near 95 average. Dropping leaves was 19 percent, ahead of 0 last year and 2 average. Canola condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 65 good, and 13 excellent. Canola coloring was 97 percent, ahead of 90 last year and 92 average. Harvested was 33 percent, well ahead of 7 last year, and ahead of 23 average. cent very pool, 2 poor, 19:fair, 56 good, and 23 excellent. Sugarbeets harvested was 3 percent, near I last year and 2 average. Livestock, Pasture and Range Re- port: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 33 fair, 52 good, and 7 excellent. Stock water supplies rated I per- cent very short, 14 short, 79 ade- quate, and 6 surplus. lan Tuesday, September 1 5:00 pm until gone (First Tuesday of each month) Seeking subcommittee members! The City of Park River is seeking individu- als to serve on the 4th of July Sub Commit- tee. This Committee will be meeting to bring together new ideas to make our 4th of July Celebration a full day of events for all ages that will encourage people to stay in the City for the entire day. If you are interested in serving on this Sub Committee please email Jolene at prcitycoor@polarcomm.com. Join us at the Market in the Little Park* i 1 . Thursdays from 5.30 6.30 p.m. August 27 Market Meal Park Rivergymnastics *In case of weather re!ated venue changes check Facebook for updates Your Professional Prescription:. Service We offer. 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