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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 Pa e 3 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 Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: Park River Bible Camp will be hosting their annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner on Sun- day, Sept. 24 from II to 3 p.m. Bazaar starting at I I a.m.Take outs begin at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Kids 6-12 are $5. Kids 5 and under, free. What are you celebrating? Let us help share your excitement. Charges apply for open house invitations. gH COUNTY Park River PO Box 49 CP, , Park River ( , /aritan 3Ol:lc0unty Road i2B AUTO PARTS Park River Implement 284-6316 F IRST UNITED Bank & Insurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams - 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michigan - 259-2112 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! ivers Full time, Part time, Local and Over the Road. No Northeast loads Contact Marvin at 701-248-3204 River, Park ND 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments $400 Walmart Card (With 12 month lease) *Income Based All Utilities Paid Ground Level Laundry Facility Non Smoking Call Katie @ 701-331-2939 irie Homes Management 1-888-893-9501 / TTY: 1-800-366-6888 EHO .... -Walsh County Veterans Service Office I'll tell you what I know. I know that no one is getting any younger. What happens when an aging group such as the members of the Ameri- can Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Vietnam Veterans of Amer- ica aren't being succeeded by the younger veterans? Those organizations go away. They disappear. That is what happens. I was able to attend the North Dakota American Legion District 2 fall meeting in Park River, Thursday, September 14, and they spoke of their many programs and updated the district in local post happenings and the like. They also addressed the looming reality that the members present in the room, ranging from local post to national office, aren't getting any younger. Why are these Veterans Service Organizations so important? Why should I belong to them? These are some of the questions that float through young veterans minds. My take on the situation is circular: mem- bership brings in money, money goes fi'om the local level to higher lev- els, and these levels provide programs back to local members and their families. In addition to this simplified explanation, funding also provides for representation at the legislative level, making sure that military vet- erans are always in the hearts and minds of the Unites States Congress. There is really too much to mention about what these organizations do provide. The American Legion was chartered in 1919 as a patriotic veterans or- ganization. The American Legion is one of the largest military organiza- tions, but, like many others, is seeing a continuous drop in membership, mostly due to older members passing away and not enough new members to replace them. The American Legion will be celebrating its 100th con- vention next summer and centennial next year and they hope to rebound their numbers. For more information regarding Veterans Service Organizations, please visit their web sites or get a hold of your local groups to get in- volved. Some of the groups in our area: www.legion.org, www.amvets.org, www.dav.org, www.vfw.org, and www.vva.org. Ask questions. Get to know the members. Most have been with their posts for over 40 years. And call me or stop by my office: 701-352-5030 -Admin Building 638 Cooper Ave. Grafton. I can send you out anyin- formation you'd like, if you don't have access to a computer. Thank you for your service. Katrina Hodny, Veteran Service Officer Admin Bldg 638 Cooper Ave, Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237 701-352-5030 or 701-331-1700 walshcountyvso@nd.gov walshcountynd.com/veteran Facebook @WalshCountyVeterans DearSavvy Senior, joints through their normal range of What exercises are best suited for motion. These exercises should be seniors with arthritis? I have os- done daily. teoarthritis in my neck, back, hip and Strengthening exercise: Calis- knee and have read that exercises thenics, weight training and work- can help ease the pain and stiffness, ing with resistance bands are rec- but I don't know where to start, and ommended (two or more days a I certainly don't want to aggravate week) to maintain and improve it. your muscle strength, which helps Stiff and Achy support and protect your joints. Aerobic exercises: Low-im- Dear Stiff, pact activities like walking, cy- Many people who have arthritis cling, swimming or water aerobics believe that exercise will worsen are all recommended three to five their condition, but that's not true. times per week to help improve car- Exercise is actually one of the best diovascular health, control weight, treatments for osteoarthritis, and improve your overall function. Proper and careful exercises can It's also important to keep in mind help reduce joint pain and stiffness, that when you first start exercising, strengthen muscles around the joints you need to go slow to give your and increase flexibility. It also helps body time to adjust. If you push manage other chronic conditions that yourself too hard you can aggravate are common among seniors with your joint pain. However, some arthritis, such as diabetes, heart dis- muscle soreness or joint achiness in ease and obesity. Here are some tips the beginning is normal. to help you get started. To help you manage your pain start by warming up with some Recommended Exercises simple stretches or range of motion Determining exactly which types exercises for five to 10 minutes be- of exercises that are best for you de- fore you move on to strengthening pends on the form and severity of or aerobic exercises. Another tip is your arthritis, and which joints are to apply heat to the joints you'll be involved. It's best to work with working before you exercise, and use cold packs after exercising to re- your doctor or a physical therapist duce inflammation. to help you develop a personalized exercise program. The different If you're experiencing a lot of types of exercises that are most of- pain while you exercise, you may ten recommended to seniors with need to modify the frequency, du- arthritis include: ration, or intensity of your exercis- Range-of-motion exercises: es until the pain improves. Or you These are gentle stretching exercises Senior Savvy that can relieve stiffness as well as improve your ability to move your Corlt. page 5 Let us help share your excitement. Charges apply for open house invitations. CAVALIER, N.D. -- A self-dri- ticipants will proceed to the grounds ving tour of historic geocaches in of the Pembina County Museum to Pembina County has been planned search for geocaches placed there. for Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 The group will split, with some go- pm. The Pembina County Historic ing to geocaches in the Edin- Preservation Commission is hosting brag/Mountain area and some going the tour, which will begin with a to the LeRoy/Cavalier area. Trans- presentation about the hobby of portation will be provided. Upon geocaching at the Heritage Center at completion of the driving tour, re- Icelandic State Park west of Cava- freshments will be served at the Her- lier, ND. itage Center. This event is free and Following the presentation, par- open to the public. PARK RIVER, N.D. -- In Ob- participating in the Life Chain servance of Respect Life Sunday, the across the nation. All are urged to annual Prayer Chain for Life will be join. The inter-denomination prayer held Sunday, Oct. 1 along Highway chain is sponsored by Walsh Coun- 17 near St. Mary's Church in Park ty Right to Life I conjunction with River. Beginning at 2 pm, partici- the Pregnancy Help Center. Re- pants will spend one hour in silent freshments will be provided after the prayer asking God's forgiveness prayer chain at St. Mary's parish cen- for our nation and to end the horror ter. Questions may be directed to of abortions. Pro-life people will be Shirley Sobolik at 284-6534. ties, campuses, and utility com- panies engaged in the programs show a commitment to the plant- ing and care of trees that result in healthy, sustainable community forests, which improve the quali- ty of life for everyone. The North Dakota Forest Service administers the programs. Sixty-four percent of North Dakota's population lives in a Tree City USA community. North Dakota's largest Tree City is Far- go, and North Dakota has the smallest Tree City in the nation, Sibley with a population of 22. Grand Forks and Mandan are the longest running with 41 years. North Dakota State University (NDSU) was the first Tree Cam- pus USA and United Tribes Tech- ice will distribute 3,000 Meyer and Black Hills spruce trees after the game. The 2017 Tree City USAs in- clude: Arthur-7 years, Bismarck- 40, Bottineau-29, Cando-28, Car- rington-27, Casselton- 17, Cavalier- 20, Cavalier Air Station-20, Coop- erstown-29, Devils Lake-37, E1- lendale-24, Dickinson-24, Fargo- 40, Forman-20, Grafton-29, Grand Forks-41, Grand Forks Air Force Base-24, Granville-24, Harvey- 14, Hatton- 12, Hazen-30, Jamestown-37, Lakota-7, LaM- oure-32, Landgon-32, Lankin-21, Lincoln-11, Lisbon-28, Mandan- 41, Mapleton-15, McClusky-2, McVille-20, Milnor-20, Minot- 25, Mohall-3, New Rockford- 25, Northwood-32, Oakes-10, nica[ Co]!ge in.Bismarck was the Pekin-22, Rugby, 14, Sibley-5, :first trlbal college,,.MbntanaDako-,. Townerj28 iVa]ley Ciby 29, Wah- ta Utili is the only Tree Line peton-33, Washbum-9, Watford USA inthe state. City-25, West Fargo-33, and These leaders will be recog- Williston-36. nized at the Fargodome with a The 2017 Tree Campus USAs noon luncheon at 12 p.m. fol- include: North Dakota State Uni- lowed by an awards ceremony at versity of Fargo and United Tribes 1 p.m. NDSU President Dean Technical College of Bismarck. Bresciani and State Forester Lar- The 2017 Tree Line USA is ry Kotchman will present each rep- Montana Dakota Utilities. resentative with a plaque and a tree For more information on the print. The award winners will also Tree City, Tree Campus, or Tree attend the Trees Bowl football Line USA programs, contact Ger- game at 2:30 p.m. and be recog- ri Makay, Community Forestry nized onthe floor during half-time. Manager, at gerri.makay@ The North Dakota Forest Serv- ndsu.edu or (701) 652-2951. First Care Health Center Join Our Team! Full-time ADT Supervisor position available at First Care Health Center in Park River, ND. 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