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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY,AUGUST 30, 2017 Pa e 3 i u st a ph arm ac% 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. KARl F Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: For the last Park River Farmers Market on Thursday, Aug. 31 Hoff Lutheran Church will be serving the meal of a baked potato bar, bars, and lemonade for a free will offering. The funds we are raising are for our 125th celebration in 2018! Interested in becoming a spotlight sponsor? Contact the Pres at 701-284-633 ~ALSH COUNTY PO BOX 49 S 284-6333 - Si>cic'ts ~ T)~ l 284"7t 15 AUTO PARTS Park River Implement 284-63 1 6 S Park River ~ 284-7244 ~l~ll Adams944-2231 Grafton 352-3668 T UNITED Michigan 259-2112 " Insurance H oople 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! Full time, Part time, Local and Over the Road. No Northeast loads Contact Marvin at 701-248-3204 Park Riverl NO - 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments ;, $400 Walmart Card (With 12 month lease) *Income Based I )i AIIUtilitiesPaid-GroundLeVell d Laundry Facility Non Smoking Call Katie @ 701-331 2939 I'i. Or Prairie Homes Management I t 1-888-893-9501 I I TTY" 1-800-366-6888 EHO o .1 Se~ I inlng -by Adele Hankey I love baked beans and often take remaining ingredients. Bake at 350 them to a party where potato salad, degrees for 45 minutes. vegetable salads and etc. are served. A casserole of baked beans is Crock Pot Baked Beans always welcome at a party. 5 slices bacon, fried and crumbled 2 - 16 oz. cans baked beans, Baked Beans drained 2 lbs. navy beans, soak overnight 1/2 green pepper, seeded and 7 C. water chopped 1 med. onion, chopped 1/2 med. onion, chopped 1 C. sugar 1 1/2 tsp. mustard 1 1/2 Tbsp. salt 1/2 C. catsup 1 1/2 C. brown sugar, packed 1/2 C. brown sugar, packed 4 Tbsp. dark molasses 1/2 C. smoked Barbecue Sauce 3 tsp. dry mustard Mix all ingredients and put in 2 C. catsup Crock Pot. Cover and cook on low 3/4 to 1 lb. bacon, fried and cut for 8-10 hours or on high for 2-3 into pieces hours. Put all ingredients in cooker in order listed and stir to mix. Cover,Remodeled Beans and cook slowly for 14-16 hours or 1 large can pork and beans 8 to 10 hours at 350 degrees. 3/4 C. catsup 1/2 C. brown sugar Calico Beans 1 tsp. dry mustard 3/4 lb. ground beef 4 Tbsp. dark molasses 1/2 lb. bacon, cut up 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 C. chopped onion (Bacon bits may also be added if 3/4 C. brown sugar desired) 1 lb. lima beans, drained Mix all ingredients together and 3/4 C. catsup bake. Bake at 335 degrees for 1 1/2 1 tsp. mustard hours or longer if thicker beans are 1 can pork and beans desired. 1 can kidney beans Brown ground beef and bacon Until next time, with omon. Combine with "Dell" | t By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, to check on your dad if necessary. Are there any services you know The fallback is if no one can be of that check in on elderly seniors reached, the police or other emer- who live alone. I worry about my gency services personnel will be 84~year-old father falling or hav- dispatched to his home. ing a medical emergency, and not To find out if this service is avail- being able to get to the phone to call able in your dad's community, call for help. And he won t wear a life his local police department's non- line help-button, emergency number. Desperate Daughter If, however, the police or sher- iff's department in your dad's com- Dear Desperate, munity doesn't provide a daily Depending on where your dad check-in call program, there are llves, there are check-in call serv- number of companies you can tur qces, volunteer visiting programs, to that offer similar services offered and a variety of technology options directly to consumers for under $15 you can turn to that can help you per month. Some to check into in- keep tabs on him. Here are sever- elude the CARE senior calling al to check into. program (, CareCheckers ( Daily Check-in Calls and IAmFine ( To make sure your dad is OK every day, consider signing him up Volunteer Visiting Programs with a daily check-in call service Another option you may also program. These are telephone re- want to investigate is volunteer vis- assurance programs run by police iting programs, which are usually or sheriff's departments in hundreds run by churches, community of counties across the country and groups, or social service agencies. are usually provided free of charge. These programs provide volun- Here's how they work. A com- teers who will visit an older adult puter automated phone system in their home usually for an hour or would call your dad at a designat- two once a week, providing com- ed time each day to check-in. If he panionship as well as the answers, the system would as- reassurance that someone is check- sume everything is OK. But if he ing in on a regular basis. They can didn't pick up or if the call goes to also alert you if they notice your voice mail after repeated tries, you dad's health or living conditions (or whoever his designee is) would get a notification call. If you are not Senior S~vyI reachable, calls are then made to Cont page 5 backup people who've also agreed What are you celebrating? Let us help share your excitement. Charges apply for open house invitations. ELECTRIC LTD. (;5 Years of exceptional service - with many third generation customers. Experienced, well trained and knowledgable staff that live in your communities. Providing Quality Electrical Services to" Farms Agricultural Plants Schools . 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Pembina County celebrates abling the mature reader to imag- 150 years of existence in 2017, and ine the "unstated conditions" that many of us can trace our roots in were also present. this North Dakota soil to the his- Please plan to attend this after- tory of the Homestead Act and its noon of book discussion, remem- impact on the landscape of North- bering, nostalgia, and celebrat- eastern North Dakota. The scene ing of our heritage. Stories are changed from pristine wilderness, meant to be shared, and much to a few acres of newly broken knowledge is gained by hearing sod, to bonanza farms interspersed anecdotes that are traced back to with villages, cities, highways past generations. Join us for mean- and railroads, ingful conversation and a cup of The Northeastern North Dako- coffee at the Pioneer Heritage ta Heritage Association invites Center on the grounds of Ice- everyone to attend a book discus- landic State Park. sion on If This Land Could Talk: Those who attend this event Homesteading on the Northern will have the opportunity to put Plains by Judy R. Cook and Sara, their name into a drawing for Plain and Tall by Patricia $160, in honor of the 160 acres MacLachlan, as well as on ex- given to homesteaders. The draw- cerpts from the volumes of inter- ing will be held at the annual views of North Dakota pioneer Christmas Open House in No- women compiled in a 1988 - vember. 1990 project by the ND Home- This event is free of charge in makers: Sod, Logs, and Tar Paper, accordance with a daily pass, an- Courtin', Cookin', and Castor Oil, nual pass, or a NENDHA mem- and Clothes Lines, Hemlines, and bership. Icelandic State Park is lo- Party Lines. These books can be cated 5 miles west of Cavalier, found at the Cavalier Public Li- ND on State Highway 5. For more brary, information, please contact the Judy Cook's book tells of four park at (701) 265-4561. The police contract expense budget concerns into considera- (including policing: base salary, tion, the law enforcement presence benefits, administrative costs; sup- in the community simply is too im- plies: office supplies, postage; re- portant to downgrade. pairs/maintenance; fuel; train- "I had a business in another ing/travel/subscriptions; commu- town with tess than full-time polic- nications: phones, radios; uni- ing. Over five years I got broken forms and equipment; and insur- into five times, vandalized five ance) for 2015 was $138,326.57. times, so I've come to town and I The expense for 2016 was hope it stops," said Tracton Lewis $185,969.72. Where this budget of Park River. took a big jump was in the com- "I get the money thing," said munications, and uniforms and Jim's Super Valu owner Diana equipment categories as required Hahn. "But I don't think dropping ;both by law and changing tech- our police presence at this time nologies. Stenvold said that this would be the right move." particular year, a major expense Some noted how having this was a vehicle, which needed to be added law enforcement benefits updated, the town in more ways than one as Byron said that they felt as people feel it is a safe place, they though the city was paying twice choose to make it their home. --for policing and expenses. He Some added that though the used Minto as an example, as it is town may feel safe, there still is a the next biggest town, citing that criminal element, whether people Park River pays seven times as see it or not, citing the opioid epi- much. As the sheriff's depart- demic as being a too real problem, merit does provide basic services even in Park River. across the county on a per-citizen Many community members basis, had high praise for the sheriff's de- "I do agree we're getting more. partment as they had benefited I don't think it's seven times from quick response times that more," he said. "I think there's could have been much different room for negotiations." should the contract with the city be To this, Walsh County Sheriff taken out of the equation. Ron Jurgens said, "I don't think "To me, it comes down to safe- we're talking apples to apples ty," Jurgens said. He said that he when we compare Minto to Park has had people say there is no River." He explained that towns crime in Park River. "We're proud such as Minto have to handle or- of that." But he also added that dinances from dogs to parking all there is plenty going on that peo- on their own and Park River is pie don't know about. looking at full time coverage corn- Walsh County Commissioner pared with towns that receives two Karen Anderson said that she or three trips per day for 15 to 20 didn't know how a negotiation minutes a time. would even work. "Fifteen to twenty minutes is "Everybody in this room wants not adequate for a city the size of to be safe and the numbers, they Park River," Jurgens said. are what they are, and I'm not sure The city previously operated how we can negotiate that," she with a police department. When said. "Nobody wants to cut any- the transition to the current system thing. And I wouldn't either if I took place in 2001, the city and lived in Park River. So, I'm not county operated with three sure how far we're going to get deputies to be stationed exclu- with negotiating, to be honest." sively and reside in city limits. Following the period for public That since has changed to two comment Byron said, "I got the deputies as of 2009. feeling negotiations are done." The previous sheriff, Lauren City Coordinator Nancy Wild, said that were the city to Thompson recommended that the change coverage "you're not go- contract be put to a vote as she has ing to save a nickel." He said that been working on toward an agree- they would spend it all on overtime ment since last October. and the city's police would burn Mayor Dan Stenvold stated out quickly, resulting in high that council members Mike Lor- turnover, ton and Bob Lundquist were not The community was well rep- able to be present due to a fire de- resented at the public meeting partment call. Council members with concerned citizens including Arvid Knutson, Dwight Byron, business owners and those in the Keith Anderson, and Kyle Halvor- health care field. 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