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September 19, 2012

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 THE PRESS PAGE 3 f Park River's A dance romance drama rated PG-13: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sea& the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans. An action adventure drama rated PG-13: in a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen, Walsh County Spotlight ' The merchants below are proud to announce: The Good Samaritan Center in Park River will be holding their annual Used Book Sale and Dessert Lunch on Thursday, Sept 20 from 2-4 p.m. Used books may be dropped off at the center at any time before the sale. -Walsh County Veterans Service Office Additional Monetary Benefits for Eligible Military Retirees Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP)restores re- tired pay on a graduated 10-year schedule ibr retirees with a 50 to 90 per- cent VA-rated disability. Concurrent retirement payments increase I 0 pet'- cent per year through 2013. Veterans rated 100 percent disabled by VA are entitled to full CRDP without being phased in. Veterans receiving ben- efits at the 100 percent rate due to Individual Unemployability are enti- tied to full CRDP etTective Jan. 1, 2005. To qualify, Veterans must also meet all three of the tbllowing criteria: have 20 or more years of active service, or,full-time National Guard duty, or satisfactory service as a reservist; be in a retired status; and be receiving retired pay (mffst be offset by VA payments). Retirees do not need to apply tbr this benefit. Payment is coordinated between VA and the Department of Defense (DoD). Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)provides tax-free ,,, monthly payments to eligible retired Veterans with combat-related injuries. With CRSC, Veterans can receive both their fill ]nilitary retirement pay and their VA disability compensation if the injury is combat-related. Retired Veterans with combat-related injuries must meet all of the bl- lowing criteria to apply tbr CRSC: Active or reserve component with 20 years of creditable service or medically retired; receiving military retired pay; have a 10 percent or greater VA-rated injury. In addition Veterans must be able to provide documentary evidence that their injuries were a result of one of the following: training that simulates war; hazardous duty (e.g. flight, diving, parachute duty), an instrument of war (e.g. combat vehicles, weapons); amaed conflict (e.g. gunshot wounds, P, urple Heart). Disabilities relaied to in-service exposures to hazards (e.g. Agent Or- ange, Gutfwar illnesses, ]-adiation exposure) fbr which VA awards COln- pensation are considered combat-related for CRSC purposes. For intbrmation, visit www.det nse.gov; or call the toll ti'ee phone num- ber for the Veteran's branch of service: (Anw) 1-866-281-3254; (Air Force) 1-800-616-3775; (Navy) 1-877-366-2772. The Arnay has its own web- site at https://hrc'army'mil/sit'e/crsc/index'html and e-mail at crsc.info@us.amly.mil The Walsh County VSO will be on location: Wed. Sept. 19 at Cit- izens State Bank (321 Briggs Ave) in Park River from 9:00 to 4:00. The WCVSO will be on location to assist Veterans, their depend- ents, and survivors with any questions they may have regarding their current/future benefits. CSB will be providing coffee and donuts for Veterans on these dates. I