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"~ :. C 7 :7-'*:: ,/:YLU - %'-- THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 Page 3 vv<: re not lust a armacy, 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 I BETH Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: Quale Lutheran Church will host its annual Ham Dinner and bake sale on Sunda Sept 23 at the Lanldn American Legion in Lankin, ND. Dinner will be served with a free-will offering from I I:00 I:00 p.m. Take-out orders are available. All are invited to attend. ;H COUNTY Park River PO Box 49 d Park River ,N l antan 301 County Road 12B 284-7115 Park River Implement AUTO PARTS [ F IRS Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 TUNITED Michigan ~ 259-2112 Bank&lnsurance Hoop-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! ELECTRIC LTD. 65 Years of exceptional service - with many third generation customers. Egpefienced, well trained and knowledgable staff that live in your communities. Providing Quality Electrical Services to: Farms Agricultural Plants Schools Water Plants Homes Cities Hospitals Just about anything else that needs wiring Serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minne.~ta Call us at 701-284-7433 SAMSON, the strongest name in the industryl Pembina County Memorial Hospital Flex time RN/LPN/CNA Flex time Hospital receptionist M-F 3:30- 6pro (every other weekend, Sat & Sun 8am- 12pm) Wedgewood Manor Flex time RN/LPN Full/Part time CNAs Sign on BONUS CNAs GREAT BENEFIT PACKAGE! Apply online: or contact Human Resources at 701-265-6308 for more information. Pembiml ('ounty Memorial Ho,vfital lt~'dgewood Manor By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, I've been reading that there are a bunch ofdifferentflu vaccines for seniors this flu season. Which flu shot is right for me? Flu-Conscious Carol Dear Carol, It wasn't that long ago that if you wanted to get protected from the flu, you simply got a flu shot. But now days, there are so many flu vaccine options you might feel like you are ordering off a menu. To help you de- cide which flu shot is fight for you, you need to consider your health, age and personal preferences. Here's what you should know. Flu Shot Options Just as they do every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Pre- vention (CDC) recommends a sea- sonal flu shot to everyone 6 months of age and older, but it's especial- ly important for seniors who are at higher risk of developing serious flu-related complications. The flu puts more than 200,000 people in the hospital each year and kills an average of 24,000- 80 to ~ percent of whom are seniors. Here's the nan- down of the different vaccine op- tions (you only need to get one of these): Standard flu vaccines: If you want to keep things basic, you can't go wrong with a "standard (trivalent) flu shot," which has been around for more than 40 years and protects against three different strains of flu viruses. This year's ver- sion protects against two A strains (H1N1 and H3N2), and one in- fluenza B virus. Or, for additional protection, you should consider the "quadri- valent flu vaccine" that protects against four types of influenza- the same three strains as the standard trivalent flu shot, plus an addition- al B-strain virus. Senior specific vaccines: If you're age 65 or older and want some extra protection, you should consider the "Fluzone High-Dose" or "FLUAD." The Fluzone High-Dose has four times the amount of antigen as a regular flu shot does, while the FLUAD contains an added ingre- dient called adjuvant MF59. Both vaccines provide a stronger immune response for better protection. Egg allergy vaccines: If you're allergic to eggs, your flu shot op- tions are "Flucelvax" or "FluBlok." Neither of these vaccines uses Senior Savvy Cont page 6 -Walsh County Veterans Service Office Depending up on how active you are in reading articles online or in your local paper, you may or may not have noticed that September is Na- tional Suicide Prevention Month. I wanted to take a moment to speak on this issue. According to a recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North Dakota saw a 58 percent increase in the rate of death by suicide between 1999 and 2016--- the largest statewide increase in the country. Additionally, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in North Dakota across all ages, as well as the 2nd leading cause of death for youth. Those numbers are staggering, but from my professional point of view, I am not at all surprised. My job is to assist military veterans in filing claims for benefits with the VA. A very common claim through my office is for mental health conditions. These can range from the ground soldier who fought the enemy face-to-face to the soldier who broke their leg after basic training and had to be sent home. These experiences are as diverse as you can imagine. And those experiences effect a person differently. Another part of my job is to assist widows when their spouse dies. There have been cases through my office where the cause of death was suicide. So what leads a person to suicide as an answer? According to Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, from Denver, "oy many accounts, 90% of peo- pie who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental illness. Other forces be- sides mental illness also can cause suicide: trauma, stress, loss, and any other event or condition that creates excruciating pain. The forces of sui- cide cause irrational thoughts. They rob the person of the ability to see any possibility for change. They connive to make the person believe that sui- cide is the only way to end the pain. Usually it is not just one problem, but instead a multitude of problems, that lead to suicide. There are no simple explanations." Prevention. How do we as a society prevent suicide? That's the mil- lion dollar question, isn't it? We have increased communication by mak- ing the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline more prevalent (1-800-273-8255). This Lifeline is answered in North Dakota by FirstLink. The services are free and confidential. In Senator Heidi Heitkamp's newsletter this week about this topic, she asks: "In a state where we pride ourselves on our willingness to lend a helping hand and take care of each other, why are so many feeling backed into a comer with nowhere to turn?" The simple answer is: we all need to do better. Katrina Hodny, Veteran Service Officer Admin Bldg 638 Cooper Ave, Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237 701-352-5030or 701--331-1700 Facebook @WalshCountyVetemns in Cavalier 200 Sign on Bonus GREAT BENEFIT PA CKA GEl Apply online: or contact Human Resources at 701-265-6308 for more information. Pembina ('onnty 31emorial ttospital I I'edt ewood ,1 lanor Ernest and Joan Olson celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 11, 2018 at the Edinburg Community Center with family and friends. They were married August 10, 1968 in the Vikur Luther- an Church, Mountain. Emie and Joan have four children, Roberta (Glen) Hinkel, Amy (Steve) Rinde, Bruce (Val), and Tim (Lisa); nine grand- children and three great grandchildren. GRAFTON, N.D. --As of awareness programs to ensure Sept. 12, the Walsh County Burn that a high level of preparedness, Ban has been lifted, mitigation, response and recovery Although the Ban is no longer will be maintained for all known in effect and Fire Danger levels are hazards. Continuous assessment, low, Brent Nelson, Emergency planning, training and exercising Manager urges those engaging in is undertaken involving public burning to "please still monitor agencies and the public sector. In your burning closely and keep doing this, a partnership with a your water hoses handy to make good work relationship formed sure your burning is put out com- with local emergency response pletely." agencies, such as fire, law en- Emergency Managrnent is a forcement, public works, volunteer comprehensive effort coordinating agencies, public health, and emer- a wide range of public safety and gency medical services. GRAFTON, N.D. -- Walsh 11:30 a.m. County Health Nurses recently Pisek Legion: 12:30 p.m. to announced the 2018 Flu Shot l:30p.m. Schedule. The following are list- October 3rd (Wednesday) ed by date and location. Adams Caft: 11 a.m. - 12:30 September 24th (Monday) Lankin Senior Site: 10:30 - p.m. 11:30 a.m. October llth (Thursday) Fordville Senior Site: 12 noon Walsh County Health Office - lp.m. (638 CooperAve Grafton): 9 a.m. September 25th (Tuesday) - 12 noon and 1 p,m. - 4 p.m. Park River Senior Site: 11 a.m. October 17th (Wednesday) - 1 p.m. Walsh County Health Office September 26th (Wednesday) (638 CooperAve Grafton): 9 a.m. Graflon Senior Site- 1 - 2 p.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m - 4 p.m. September 27th (Thursday) Call 701 - 352 - 5139 if you Edinburg Community Center: need a nurse to come to your 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. home to get vaccinated. September28th (Friday)) Vaccines available include: Forest River Legion/Com- munity Center: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 High Dose flu, Regular flu shotg, a.m. both adult pneumonia shots, and Minto Senior Center: 12 noon tetanus boosters. - 1 p.m. Walsh County Health District October 1st (Monday) will bill your insurance, please Fairdale Cafe: 10:30 a.m. - bring your insurance card! Have you read the ;E S S today? Start or renew your subscription: In-County $34 / 0ut-of-County $38 / 0ut-of-State $42 R0. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270 Your Professional Prescription Service We offer Mail-Out Prescriptions. Delivery Service. Blood Pressure Screening. Photo Kiosk. 10% off Sr Citizen Discount. Zoovio Video Dealer. Gifts. Hallmark Cards. Drive-up Window Ye Olde Medicine Center Park River 701-284-7676 Drayton Drug Drayton 701-4543831 DeGree