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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 - Page3 Walsh County / Spotlight The merchants below are // " proud to announce: / See You At The Pole, Park River Join the Park River Area Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for an evening of prayer at the annual "See You At The Pole" Event at 7 p.m. on Wednesda Sept 24. t lnterested in becoming a spotlight sponsor? Contact the Press at 701-284-6333 COUNTY SS Park River PO Box 49 284-6333 1 Park River , 301 County Road 12B! 284-7115 Park River I00Y/ Imp?men, [ AUTOPARTS'" 284,6316 / : 1  Adams ~ 944-2231 / "l/l - Grafton .352-3668 I IIlHRSTUNITED Michigan 259-2112 Bank & Insurance Hoop-le ~ 894657-216123  1 Crystal ~ 68 \\; 110 4th St. E Park River 284-7221 limps Super Valu 284-6433 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! Card!|. I Lease Signing CO URT APARTMENTS " Park River, ND j 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments "- *Income Bas&l *ALL Utilities Paid *No Steps *Laundry on Site Call Katie @701-331-9515 Professionally Mana ed b  g Y Prairie Homes Management 1-888-893-9501 toll free : try: I FOR THE TROOPS [ -Walsh County Veterans Service Office Hagel Issues Guidance for Vetermff DisU00e 00grade ge, luests By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. DoD News, Defense Media Activity Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced supplemental guidance to military records boards to ensure consistency in considering veterans' discharge upgrade requests related to post-traumatic stress disorder, De- lnse Depamnent spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today. "Recent attention has been fo- cused on the petitions of Vietnam veterans to upgrade their discharges According to the memo, the pol- icy guidance also will assist the boards in carefully considering every petition brought regarding dis- charge upgrade requests by veterans claiming post-traumatic stress dis- order, including a comprehensive re- view of all materials and evidence provided by the petitioner. Hagel's guidance also mandates liberal waivers of time limits, en- sures timely consideration of peti- tions, and allows for increased in- volvement of medical personnel in board determinations. based on claims of unrecognized The defense secretary's guidance post-traumatic stress disorder," also provides in petitions for Warren said. "In these cases, post- changes in characterization ofserv- traumatic stress was not recog- ice, boards should give liberal con- nized as a diagnosis at the time of sideration to service treatment service, and in many cases, diag- record entries that document one or noses were not made until decades after service was completed," more symptoms that meet the di- agnostic criteria of post-traumatic This supplemental guidance, War- ren saidl issued in a DoD memo- stress disorder or related condi- tions. randum, applies to veterans who as- sert that they suffered post-traumatic stress related to their service. "It will help review boards ensure thir and consistent results across the military services and ease the ap- plication process for veterans who are seeking redress," he said. The DoD memo says the supple- mental guidance is not intended to interfere with or impede the Mili- tary Department Boards for Cor- rection of Military/Naval Records' statutory independence to correct er- rors or remove hajustices through the correction of military records, and that it will help to ensure consistency across the military services. Hagel notes in the memo that the boards are neither courts nor in- vestigative agencies. Therefore, he wrote, his supplemental guidance details medical considerations, mit- igating factors and procedures for re- VIEW, Hagel has directed the military services to implement his guid- ance within 45 days. "This is our responsibility and the right thing to do for veterans," Hagel said. "This new guidance re- flects our commitment to those who served our country during times of war many decades ago." (Follow Army Sgt. 1 st Class Ty- rone Marshall on Twitter: @Mar- shallDoDNews) If you have any questions please feel free to give our office a call at 701-352-5030 or stop by for a vis- it at 638 Cooper Avenue Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237. Thank you for your service. Chris Kratochvil * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grafion By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, My mother, who lives with me, has Alzheimer's disease and l wor- y about her wandering away. What tips can you recommend to help me protect her? Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, According to the Alzheimer's Association, about 60 percent of people who suffer from dementia wander at some point. For care- givers, this can be frightening be- cause many of those who wander offend up confused and lost, even in their own neighborhood, and are unable to communicate who they are or where they live. But there are things you can do to guard against this and protect your loved one. Wandering Prevention For starters, to help reduce your mom's tendency to wander, keep her occupied and involved in fa- miliar daily activities such as prepar- ing dinner or folding the laundry. It's also important to encourage daily exercise and limit daytime napping to reduce nighttime restlessness. There are also a number of sim- ple home modifications you can make to keep her from wandering away. Some possible solutions in- clude: adding an extra lock on the top or bottom of the exterior doors out of the line of sight; install child-proof door knobs or levers; place a full-length mirror, or put a Savvy Corm page 5 COUNTY ESS our hometo'n papgr art of Wsh COunty. Stay connected, subscribe. In county Out of county Out of state $34 $38 $42 To et started call 701-284-6333. Call for Ornaments for State Christmas Tree BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Council on the Arts invites artists and crafts people to provide handmade ornaments for the North Dakota State Christmas Tree. The tree will be on display in the Memorial Hall of the State Capitol, and Govemor Jack and First Lady Betsy Dalrymple will participate in a lighting of the tree ceremony. The tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for Monday, December 8, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Submitted ornaments can vary from traditional to contemporary arts. Items that are commercially produced or made from kits are not eligible. This is a great art project for elementary classes, Scout troops, 4- H clubs, residents of assisted living be of any medium of the designer's choosing.. .... II q " Each ornament should include the name of the person entering it, and a brief one or two line descrip- tion of the ornament that includes the art form used, the special cir- cumstances through which it was created, such as a class or senior cen- ter project. A descriptive listing will be available at the ceremony and will be mailed to everyone who submits an omament. Ornaments must be received in the NDCA office no later than Fri- day, November 14, 2014. The or- naments become the property of the NDCA, and may be hung on' the state tree in ensuing years. Mail or- center, as well ,as a great familyproj- naments to: NDCA, 1600 E. Cen- ect. This year s motif is round/ball tury Ave., Suite 6, Bismarck, ND ornaments, but ornaments can also 58503-0649. Used Book Sale planned in GF for Sept 26 GRAND FORKS, N.D. --AAUW Used Book Sale at the Grand Cities Mall in Grand Forks on Friday, September 26, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday, Sept. 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm The AAUW (American Association of University Women) is a non- profit organization. The AAUW also has male members (many chap- ters, in addition to our Grand Forks chapter), so the acronym, AAUW, is more commonly used. Each fall, they hold a''Used Book Sale" at the Grand Cities Mall to help fund UND Scholarships =--------'--= = =- ..... L"-_--?E" -" ;"2_-- events I the Hoople 125th cele- bration in July and an Art and Wine Social in August. She plans to continue hosting these special events at the store and she also has taken the show on the road par- ticipating in the Garden Junk Fes- tival in Halleck earlier this Sep- tember. She said that being back in Hoople has been a really good move. never do something like this in a bigger area." l " . . l   : Sarah said that she would like to see the store turn intoa co-op for artists and furniture; but for now, she is just happy to see new life be- ing put into the store her parents closed seven years ago. "It's really rewarding," she said. For information, and events follow online at the "Second "It's fun being back. I could: Chance" page on Facebook. !;: CJ,;'i*t l,;irSt,/' JI/IV ' t'l ll ; / /! ]; ' Walsh County Health Nurses 701-352-5139 September 24th (Wednesday) Forest River Legion/Comm Ctr: 10:30am-ll :30am Minto Senior Center: 12noon-1pm September 25th (Thursday) Park River Senior Site: 11am-1pm September 26th (Friday) Lankin Senior Site: 10:30-11:30am Fordville Senior Site: 12noon-lpm September 29th (Monday) Walsh County Health Office (638 Cooper Ave Grafton) 9am,12noon and 1 pm-4pm September 30th (Tuesday) Adams Caf& 11am-12:30pm October 7th (Tuesday) Walsh County Health Office (638 Cooper Ave Grafton) 9am-12noon and lpm-4pm **We have the High Dose Flu Vaccine for those people over 65, as well as the 4 strain flu shots and flu mist. Senior citizens--Bring your Medicare B Card-it pays for your flu vaccine. Other adults and children--bring your insurance cards. Your community. Your paper. 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