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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS ° WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 Pa e 3 -Walsh County Veterans Service Office I Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: 9 The FCA at Park River Area HS will be coordinating the SYATP event this year on Wednesday, September 23 beginning at 7:00 PM. The gathering will be around the flagpole at the front of the school. All are welcome. spotlight Contact the Press at 701-284-6333 ;H COUNTY Park River PO Box 49 Raymond Spicer enlisted in World War II at the Grand Forks Post Office in 1942. On Wednesday, the World War II vets registered for the North Dakota Victory Roll Call work- shop through the Grand Forks County Historical Society at the Myra Museum. The Victory Roll Call is an ef- fort to create a roster of WWII veterans who live in North Dakota as the number of veterans still living dwindles. The roster is being created to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. and tracked him down when they both returned to North Dakota. The two became lifelong friends. In tact, Stuberg's grandson works on Urness' farm. Wayne Rowe, 93, served as a radar technician, starting with the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. tte helped modify the radar on U.S. weapons to better track "buzz bombs." Rowe, originally from Cavalier, N.D., went to Bel- gium, France and Germany as a radar technician, and stayed on as an occupation soldier. While Urness and Rowe 'served in the European theater, About 60,000 men and women " Gerry Joyce, 91, served stateside. from North Dakota served in the "Most people don't realize that maiL-,-,, A,,rin,, World War II 'tboth coasts (of the U.S.) were • • !heavil uarded," Jo ce said Shirley J. Olgelrson, an orgamze Y g Y • for the roll call, said there are an He was sent around the U.S. to estimated 200 World War II vet- erans left in Grand Forks and 2,000 in North Dakota. "We hope to get all of the World War II veterans in North Dakota to be registered," Olgeir- son said. Written stories and journals are elso encouraged to be do- nated. Olgeirson said the roster and any documents donated will be placed in the state archives in Bismarck• Wayne Rowe will donate a journal he kept as a signal radar operator in the European theater, and Reginald Urness already do- nated one of his uniform shirts. The veterans joked with each other while taking a group photo during the workshop, playfully arguing whether captains or gen- erals should get to sit /'or the photo• The men were happy to tell help protect naval bases, such as Fort Lauderdale and Port Ever- glades in Florida. While serving, Joyce said he was exposed to un- thmiliar customs in the U.S., such as "Southern slang" and segrega- tion in the south. "I was fortunate that I didn't go overseas, but I sure got an educa- tion," he said. Meanwhile, Jim Corbit, 90, served in the navy in the South Pacific• His ship was mostly in the Guadalcanal, and it was his job to keep a ship home to 860 soldiers clean• Corbit said he had a top bunk, which was good so he wasn't squished by people in beds above him, but it also meant he had to wipe off asbestos on his bed every night that had fallen from overhead pipes. The Victory Roll Call of North Dakota veterans and their stories is part of a bigger celebration for their stories• the end of World War II. A vie- ....... IIil: s U2;So ,8 Soer:edaitn (ntlro o nY tory celebration program;ii d; 284-6333:1..... P : ,- ,-- USO- tyle dance, "Willl, be;i ld ...... ' ' • .... ' ' ' ' ........... ' ....... -- ° I" ...... ' ......... !l :'He i'etlained to GSn any 20 y6gN5' 'Oct 10 in Bismarck OA~(;~ l I Park River ...... ': I after World War I1 ended to: "oi oe :" ' .... • I t ; . . . . . r in r lniormatlon, N, ISlI wnere ne was statlonecl ana an .M q. sa, mantan 301 County Road 12B I , . -o [ army major gave hiln a tour ot tory. 5 ] his old barracks and the church If ""'yuu I...w .......... a,,y he attended on base • • about this or any other benefit "It was very emotional to go ' AUTO PARTS [ FIRSTUNITED & Insurance Park River Implement 284-6316 Park River - 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton - 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 H oop-le 894-6123 Crystal 657-2168 please contact the Walsh County back there, but I'm so glad I did," Veterans Service Office at 701- Umess said. 352-5030 or stop by for a visit at Even across the Atlantic 638 Cooper Avenue Suite 5 Ocean, Urness had a connection Grafton, ND. to his hometown, Leeds, N.D. Source:State Veteran News When he arrived in Europe, he had to register his name in a Chris Kratochvil * Walsh book. A U.S. combat soldier, CounO, Veterans Selwice Officer Louie Stuberg, who was also Administrative Building, 638 from Leeds, saw Urness' name Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grqlion By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Seniol; Where can we find afJbrdable hearing aids'? My husband needs a set but we can't really afford to pav the exorbitant prices. Can you help us? Loud-Talking Wife Dear Loud, It's unfortunate, but millions of Americans with hearing loss don't get hearing aids because they sim- ply can't afford them. Hearing aids - typically sold through audiolo- gists' offices - are expensive, usually costing between $1,000 to $3,500 per ear. What's more, tra- ditional Medicare doesn't cover them and private insurance typi- cally hasn't either. But there are numerous ways to save on hearing aids if you know where to look. Here are a few tips. Check Your Insurance While most private health in- surance companies do not cover hearing aids, there are a few that do. United Healthcare, for exam- ple, offers high-tech custom hear- Sawy Cont. page 5 110 4th St. E Park River \ \ Jim's Super Yalu 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! "Where Quality is Standard" RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL NEW WORK OR REMODEL EMERGENCY ERVICE AVAILABLE Call 3t'01 - t I I - 1579 Scott Wedel, Owner saelectric. 14@g mail .com 6625145 Ave. ND 90 A 90th Birthday Open House celebration honoring Edie Fay will be held on Saturday September 26 from 2 4pm at the Park River Community Center located at 514 Briggs Avenue in Park River (Back room at City Office) Your presence in her gift 2015 Flu Shot Schedule Walsh Nurses 139 September 28th (Monday) Lankin Senior Site: 10:30-11:30am Fordville Senior Site: 12noon-1 pm September 29th (Tuesday) Forest River Legion/Community Center: 10:30am-ll :30am Minto Senior Center: 12noon-1pm October 1st (Thursday) Fairdale Cafe-10:30am-11:30am Pisek Legion: 12:30pm to 1:30pro October 6th (Tuesday) Park River Senior Site: 11am-1 pm October 7th (Wednesday) Edinburg Community Center: lO:30am 12:30pm l October 8th (Thursday) -. Caf& 11am-12:30pm ......................... October 9th (Friday) Grafton Senior Site: l:00-2:00pm October 13th (Tuesday) Walsh County Health Office (638 Cooper Ave Grafton) 9am12noon and lpm4pm October 29th (Thursday) Walsh County Health Office (638 Cooper Ave Grafton) 9am12noon and lpm4pm **We have the High Dose Flu Vaccine for those people over 65 as well as the 4 strain flu shots and flu mist Senior citizensBring your Medicare B Card it pays for your flu vaccine Other adults and children--bring your insurance cards Park City Wide Fall Clean Up Scheduled for the week of Oct 6th Please call the plant at 284-6399 by 4:00 pm on Monday, Oct. 5th to be added to the pickup schedule Acceptable Items: bikes, metal, old grills, carpet, furniture & appliances (must have certificate showing Freon has been pumped out) (Microwaves & appliances $5 each, TV's & computer monitors $10 each). Non-Acceptable Items: paint, oil, trees, branches, household garbage, newspapers, & cardboard. Customers will also be billed for excessive amounts A local aggregate company is looking for Class A belly and side dump drivers. Lots of work, overtime and immediate openings. Call LeRoy at (602)469-0999 or Steve at (701)331-2948. Full time Part time Local and Over the Road No Northeast loads Contact Marvin at 701-248-3204 III R 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 Driveup Window Ye Olde Medicine Center Park River. 701-284-7676 Drayton Drug Drayton. 701-454-3831 I