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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 &apos;Town with a Heart' takes on ALS Ice BLr00_et Cl00lenge Photos: Larry Bid Clockwise from Top Left: Park River Ambulance, First Care Health Center, and Park River Volunteer Fire Department get iced. By Allison Climb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The forecast last week in Park River was cloudy with a chance of ice bucket. The worldwide online fundmisings phenomenon known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge finally reached Walsh County. The Walsh County Shcrdff's Department called out the Park River Volunteer Fire De- partment and Park River Ambulance, who then responded at the Park River Farmer's Market last Thursday. Challenges have been met with freezing enthusiasm at Grafton Drag, First Care Health Center, Ye Olde Medicine Center and beyond. Though the original challenge was to donate men- ey to ALS research or dump a bucket of ice water over your head, many have met the call for awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Scle- rosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," by doing both. The ALS Association's website describes ALS as "a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control mus- cle movement is lost. With voluntary mus- cle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed." There currently is no cure to this genet- ic disease, but one FDA approved drug has been shown to modestly slow progression ofALS. Many drugs still are in clinical tri- als. Life expectancy of those diagnosed with ALS averages about two to five years from the time of diagnosis. Donations to the ALS Association can be made at or be sent to The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PC Box 6051,Albert Lea, MN 56007 At press time, the donations made to the ALS Association as a result of the challenge had exceeded $80 million. Have you read the SS today? Start or renew your subscription: In-County $34 / Out-of-County $38 / Out-of-State $42 P.O. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270 I For the Ideg beer fn tvn stop at O/ortb Star coop! 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Call 701-284-6333 IVLARVIN- Windows and Doors Please apply in person at: Marvin Windows and Doors of Grafton 14835 Highway 17 West 6rafion, ND 58273 B u i I t a ro u n d yo u<: (70])352-4077 MARVIN WINDOVVS #dllD DOORS OF GRt:TON HAS A CLF_AN, SAFE ENVIRONMENT flTH CAREER GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU, t T I Hockey Registration Dtes: Sept. 4 and Sept 7 PR Alumni Room 7:00 PM Levels available: Termites Mites Squirts . Jr. Gold Boys 14 U Girls Hockey 19 U Girls Hockey For additional information call Travis Bell at 360-1597 or Katie Thompson at 331-9597 //\\; / \\; / \\; of North Dakota adults read their NEWSPAPER everyweek! 73'0 of 18 to 24-year-olds . 74% of 25 to 34-year-olds o 73" of 35 to 44-year-olds 89 !/o of 45 to 54-year olds .91% of those 55+ COMBINATION TECHNICIAN POLAR COMMUNICATIONS, a competitive and growing telecom- munications company located in Park River, ND, is looking for a Combination Technician to per- form duties related to all facilities comprising the exchange distribu- tion network. RESPONSIBILITIES include a wide range of exchange operat!ons, including the installation and main- tenance of services offered over Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Technol- ogy, including telephone, IPTV, se- curity systems, IP PBX, cable locating, fiber and copper splicing. QUALIFICATIONS include A.A. or equivalent degree from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experi- ence and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and ex- perience. BENEFITS include a progressive salary range of $31,740 to $63,460, along with a full benefit package, in- cluding pension and savings plans, free disability coverage, life insur- ance, paid holidays, paid time off, and health, dental, and vision insur- ances. A complete job description and Polar Application form can be ob- tained from company website at APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 29, 2014 Please send cover letter, Polar Application and resume to the following address: Polar Communications Attn: HR Administrator PC Box 270 Park River, ND 58270-0270 Polar Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer. f . I , t i