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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 Page 5 By Ginny Walker PARK RIVER, N.D. -- 1 would like to thank tl/e community of Park River. They took the 4th of July parade right into the parking lot of the Good Sam Home and all the floats were there. You should have seen the faces of all the residents, What a gift. Then just this last week the Aggies Band did the same thing. Those people have been blessed by this community. That's what living in a small town is all about in America. Neighbors loving neighbors. Editor's Note: Walker is from Hoople, N.D. BISMARCK, N.D. -- Mo- torists are reminded to watch for deer along roadways this time of year because juvenile animals are dispersing from their home ranges. October through early Decem- ber is the peak period for deer-ve- hicle accidents. Motorists are ad- vised to slow down and exercise caution after dark to reduce the likelihood of encounters with deer along roadways. Most deer-vehi- cle accidents occur primarily at dawn and dusk when deer are most often moving around. Motorists should be aware of warning signs signaling deer are in the area. When you see one deer cross the road, look for a second or third deer to follow. Also, pay attention on roadways posted with Deer Crossing Area caution signs. Deer-vehicle accidents are at times unavoidable. If an accident does happen, law enforcement authorities do not have to be no- tiffed if only the vehicle is dam- aged. However, if the accident in- volves personal injury or other property damage, then it must be reported. In addition, a permit is still re- quired to take parts or the whole carcass of a road-killed deer. Per- mits are free and available from game wardens and local law en- forcement offices. A few precautions can minimize chances of injury or property dam- age in a deer-vehicle crash. Always wear your seat belt. Don't swerve or take the ditch to avoid hitting a deer. Try to brake as much as possible and stay on the roadway. Don't lose control of your vehicle or slam into some- thing else to miss the deer. You risk less injury by hitting the deer. If you spot deer ahead, slow down immediately and honk your horn. K'~""'""~n l'~ .5 - ~"~"~ ' Tr~r~ L ! Jr 'n A t~v'1 ,~ ~" transport of the body after death, low organ donation because they so there's no funeral. If your f am- deal in body parts as well as ily wants a memorial service they whole cadavers. can have one without the body. Or, If you don't have Internet ac- some programs offer memorial cess, you can get help by calling services at their facility at a later the National Family Service Desk, date without the remains, which operates a free body dana- Body transporting: Most pro- tion referral service during busi7 grams will cover transporting your ness hours at 800-727-0700. body to their facility within a cer- Once you locate a program in tain distance. However, some may your area, call and ask them to charge, mail you an information/registra- tion packet that will explain ex- What To Do actly how their program works. If you think you want to donateTo sign up, you'll simply need your body, it's best to make to fill out a couple of forms and re- arrangements in advance with a turn them. But, you can always body donation program in your change your mind by contacting area. Most programs are offered the program and removing your through university-affiliated med- name from their registration list. ical schools. To find one near Some programs may ask that you you, the University of Florida make your withdrawal in writing. maintains a list of U.S. After you've made arrange- programs and their contact infor- ments, you'll need to tell your fam- mationatAnatbd.acb.med.ufl.edu/ily members so they will know usprograms, what to do and who to contact af- In addition to the medical ter your death. It's also a good idea schools, there are also private or- to tell your doctors, so they know ganizations like BioGift your final wishes too. (BioGift.org) and Science Care Sendyour senior questions to: Savvy Sen- (ScienceCare.com) that accept ior, 1~0. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or vis- whole.body donations too. Some it SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contrib'utor to the NBC Today show and author of "The of these organizations will even al- Savvy Senior" book. 164 Infantry Regiment 75" Armiversary of Landing at Guadalcanal Historic I)isplay- ()pen House Sat, ()('t 14, 2017 .t)alll-SI)lll Free Chat with (;ua(lalcanal (;uvs lI)m - lhogram l:30t)m. Military Band Concert 21)m. Bismarck Slate College" Energy Center Emaii: Editor 161.11d nthim'vNcws@hotnmil.com ( ( c(t 1)honcfl'cxt: 70 i -.)8.)-2.)24 P First United Insurance Agency has an immedi- ate opening for a Customer Service/Clerical position in our Park River and Grafton offices. Strong computer and communication skills are necessary. This is a full-time position with an extensive benefits package. Please email resume to cstabo@fuinsnd.com. l:irst [!nited is an liqual ()l)pOrtunity t-mployer. ~. 1L wlrllr-* I"~lr~I, TI"~'WT ~r "sLT "~'r'llr~ Demonstrates a significant impact on the emergency man- agement field, setting them apart through remarkable contributions in the professional arena and strong leadership wi.thin their community. Nelsen said that they all felt that Brent hit it out of the park on all criteria. "He's very in tune with the state. He knows what works. He knows what doesn't. He holds his ground and he's not afraid to say 'hey, you know this isn't right,'" she said. Nelsen said that being a part of emergency management is a field where once you're in it, you love it, and you' re in it for the long haul. While they may not be first re- sponders, they work right along- side them. Emergency managers are always on duty whether deal- ing with a crisis, working clean up and recovery, or through education and preventative means, she said, it is an all-inclusive job. 'Tm glad to have him in my re- gion," Nelsen said of the Northeast region, which includes Rollette, Pierce, Wells, Foster, Eddy, Ben- son, Towner, Cavalier, Ramsey, Pembina, Walsh, Nelson, Grand Forks, Griggs, Steele, and Traill counties, and the two Tribal Na- tions of Turtle Mountain and Spir- it Lake. "We all work really well together." Brent and Becky Nelson live on a farm between Park River and Grafton. They have four children, Jared, Zachary, Kaitlyn, and Seth. Nelson has served as emer- gency manager of Walsh County for the past 23 years. Left: (Left) Holly Bloodsaw, the North Emergency Manage- ment Assodation Board past Sec- retary/Treasurer and North Dakota Emergency Management Assoda- lion Board President Kristen Ndsen (Right) present U[aime Adc-,e- ment Award at the 2017 Emer- gency Management Association Conferenceto Walsh County Emer- : Photo: Submitted gency Manager Brent Nelson, , J BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota Acting State Conservationist, Jill Howard, announced FY2018 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications are due by Friday, November 17, 2017, All applica- tions submitted by close of business will be considered for funding in fis- Cal year 2018. EQIP is a voluntary program that provides financial assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices based on identified natural re- source concems, such as soil quality, water quality, water quantity, an" qual- ity, habitat quality, and energy. Landowners and operators who are engaged in livestock, agricultural, the Professional Treatment P OFESSIONAL I f)()SH- .l INSUI A[I(.)NSYS]" KM And FREE USE of the insulation blowing machine Stop in or call Leon's Today! Sale ends Sept. 105 4th St. East Park River, ND 58270 Phone: 701-284-6266 Fax; 701-284-6211 www.leonsbuitdingcenter com for your community event, Christmas pageantA special celebration. or any other need! This ad runs in all 9~0 daily & for $700 or less! (full'ate or forest production on eligible land and have natural resource concerns may be eligible to participate in EQIP. Through EQIP, NRCS works with producers to develop a conservation plan and a plan of operations that both identifies appropriate conservation practices needed to address natural resource concems and implement those identified conservation practices. Conservation plans must be developed for the entire land unit that will be included in the EQIP contract. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis; however, applications must be submitted by close of buSiness on November 17, 2017, to be con- sidered for fiscal year 2018 funding. To find out about EQIP or to complete an application, please visit your local NRCS service center or visit our website at www.nd.nrcs.usda.gov/pro- grams. Cavalier - Neche - Park River ring North Star Coop in Park River Agronomy Sales Position Competitive Pay and Benefit Package Contact Jeff at 701-265-2965 or Trevor at 701-331 - 1422 Have you read the Start or renew your subscription: ln.C0un~ $34 / 0ut.0f.C0unty $38 t 0ut.0f.State $42 RO. Box 49 Park River, ND 58270 i