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October 6, 2009 The Press Page 9 School of Medicine and Health Sciences Announces Pre-Med Day GRAND FORKS. N.D.- ...... Anyone interested in learning about a career m medicine, or in the process of applying to medical school, is invited to attend the annu- al Pre-Med Day on Saturday, October 24. at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (UNDSMHSI. This daylong event is free and takes place in the Reed Keller Auditorium (Room 1350) at the south end of the UNDSMHS at 50t N. Columbia Road. Organized by the UNDSMHS Student Council and UND Undergraduate Medical Association. the event is intended for people who are thinking about a career in medicine or who have applied to medical school and need more specific information on the admissions process. Speakers will introduce pamci- pants to the medical school, the admissions process and the UND pre-med and medical school curric- ula. Panels of medical students will discuss what medical school is like. and local physicians will tatk about their lives as doctors. A mock interview session will give participants an opportunity to preview the UND medical school admissions process. Students may attend any or all events during the day. Pre-registration ns requested but not required: please call the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions at 777-2840. foods BISMARCK The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is looking tbr volunteers to conduct community surveys to detennine interest in establishing local Farm-to-School and other programs promoting the production and consumption of local foods. "Survey workers will collect data from local business- es, agricultural producers, school officials and others to help commtmities decide if they are interested in these programs." said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. "We will provide volunteers with traimng and intbrmation for conducting these surveys." Goehring said interested persons should contact Sue Balcom at NDDA at (701) 328-4763 or suebat- com@nd.gov. TrainND Northeast hosts Small Town Success Summit TrainND Northeast will host the 4th annual Small Town Success Sulmnit, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. October 20 at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. The suimnit tbcused on sharing ideas to help our small towns succeed will bring together community offi- cials, state representatives, and feder- al leaders, to offer concrete ideas on what small towns can do to survive and thrive. Participants will have the chance to network, brainstoma, and share experiences with each other. Nationally known for his dynam- ic. high energy presentations. Jep Enck. President of Enck Resources in Fort Collins, Colorado will be the keynote speaker. In his keynote address. Change Is in the Wind, Jep will share his insight on navigating the economic, social, and technologi- cal changes taking place in business- es and communities as we move to a new economy. Enck will also present a workshop entitled Board of Directors' Responsibilities. In this workshop, participants will learn about the "ins and outs" of board membership including meeting man- agement styles, such as Parliamentary Procedure. consensus building, and agenda designs. Also covered will be the legal issues for boards including conflict of interest. ethics and job descriptions. The afternoon will be spent in Round-table discussions with federal. state, and business leaders. Roundtable topics include: Lynette Flage, Community Leadership Specialist, NDSU Extension Center for Comnmnity Vitality Horizons Program - effects of long term community decision making Jolene Kline, Director of Plalming and Housing Development. North Dakota Housing Finance Agency - housing issues that face our communities - Sandy McMerty, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, North Dakota Department of Commerce - social media outlets that are available to businesses and communities Dale Van Eckhout. Business and Comlnunity Progrmn Director for USDA Rural Development stimu- lus funding for communities Jelmifer Turnbow, Operations Managel; Kadnnas. Lee & Jackson - facts and misconceptions of wind development Frances Jefferson, Regional Director of the Women's Bureau, US Depamnent of Labor - women in green and non-traditional jobs TrainND Northeast invites every- one to attend the Small Town Success Summit. Tuesday, October 20 at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. Registration ~s $35 and includes lunch, after September 30, registration is $45. Group rates for eight or more participants are avail- able. For more information, or to reg- ister, call 1-800-443-1313. ext. 1578, or visit w~,.lrsc.edu/workforce and click on "Small Town Success Summit.'" Curves of Grafton Joins Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign The probability of a woman being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her life is about one in eight. And. the proba- bility of dying from breast cancer is about one in 35. according to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer death rates are going down, the Association says, which is prob- ably a result of finding the cancer earlier and receiving improved treatment. That is why Curves' locations, including the one located at 628 Hill Ave. in Grafton, are encourag- ing women to get annual mammo- grams and perform monthly breast self-exams during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Women who bring in a mammogram, performed within the last year. or make a $25 donation to the American Cancer Socie~ will be waived from paying a service fee when they join Curves during one of the last three weeks of October Also, participating Curves locations will make available a unique home breast self-exam kit called the Liv Aid, which makes the breast self'- exam process more sensitive for detecting unusual lumps. For every Liv Aid kit sold, Curves will donate one to another woman who can't afford one. "Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer among women worldwide, and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a per- fect opportunity for us to emphasize ways of prevention." says Lilly Lysengen of the Grafton Curves. "Not only are we rewarding women .for having mammograms and encouraging them to perform breast-exams, we are also educating Grafton-area community members about the disease and how they can significantly reduce their risk through diet and exercise." Based on recent information released about breast cancer, Lysengen has provided the follow- ing advice for local women regard- ing breast self-exams: How can women exercise good breast health? Most women who think of screening for breast cancer think of mammograms, but there are three ways to screen for breast cancer: mammography, clinical breast exam by a healthcare professional and breast self exams. When com- bined, they offer the best opportuni- ty to detect the disease at its earli- est. most treatable stages. How important is early detec- tion? Early detection means the avail- ability of more treatment options. More than 95 percent of women whose breast cancer is caught in its earliest stages are more likely to be healthy and disease-free five years after their diagnosis and treatment. Lysengen said. How ~mportant are breast self- exams'? Breast self-exams catch a signif- icant number of breast cancers, some 15 to 20 percent, that other- wise might have gone undetected for possibly up to a year between doctor visits. Lysengen said. And, about 80 percent of breast cancers not discovered by mammography are found by women themselves. Through breast self-exams, women are in the position to detect subtle changes in their breast tissue. Recent research has linked obe- sity and excess weight with an increased risk for various cancers, including breast cancer. According to Lysengen. Curves has been a long-committed partner in the fight against cancer, raising millions of dollars annually for research, treat- ment, and recovery programs. The company has helped millions of women around the world lose mil- lions of pounds and move away from all types of diseases. "When women understand that one-third of all breast cancer can be related to lack of exercise and poor diet, they'll see that they have the opportunity to have much more control over their cancer risk." Lysengen said. "We want to encour- age women to learn more about the impact wellness has on preventing cancer" For more information about Curves of Grafton or what week in October it's wmving the service fee, contact Lilly Lysengen at 701-352- 486t or 97JTBG7@curvesmail.com About Curves Curves works every major mus- cle group with a complete 30- minute workout that combines strength training and sustained car- diovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance. Curves also works to help women lose weight, gain muscle strength and aerobic capacity, and raise metabolism with its groundbreak- ing, scientifically proven method that ends the need fbr perpetual dieting. Founders Gary and Diane Heavin are considered the' innova- tors of the express fitness phenome- non that has made exercise avail- able to around 4 million women globally, many of whom are in the gym for the first time. With nearly 10.000 locations worldwide. Curves is the world's la~est fitness franchise. For more information. please visit: www.curves.com. FFICE / AL AW FFICE / L Tracy L. Laaveg, at Law Attorney at Law Wes R. Welch 284-7833 201 Briggs Ave., PO Bo.v 107, Park River 102 4th St., PO Box 127, Park River, ND 58270 I Phone (701)284-6300, Fax (701)284-6306 I laaveglaw @ polarcomm.com / 800 Hill Ave. With offices also at: I P.O. Box 636 112 Main St. P.O. Box 216 ] Grafton, ND 58237 Drayton. ND 58225 [ 701-352-0570 701-454-3512 | UCTION ERVICES AUCTION SERVICE "The Auction Company Who Cares!" Ryan Askim 331-0551 Arlyn Askim 284-6881/360-4512 GRAFTON & PARK RIVER HIROPRACTIC CLINICS (.HIRO/ [~AC-I lC [-XCF 1 l f'N(-[ 701-352-0400 701-284-6677 47 WEST 6TH ST 424 BRIGGS AVE S GRAFTON. ND PARK RIVER. ND Dr. Jonathan Jelinek Dr. Brian Larson LARSON-BENEDA DENTAL 418 Briggs Ave. S. 'Park River, ND 58270 Complete Dental Care Restorative, Cosmetic & Surgical Mon.-Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 701-284.6131 Dr. Nicholas Beneda EARING PR First Care Health Center - Tues. Oct. 20 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ForAppt: 1-800-658-3442 plete Hearing Aid Care" Walk-ins welcome. EALTH NSURANCE Gwen Johnson Associate 701-331-0827 Office Life Cancer Accidental Hospital Dental Group or Direct Plans Available gwen_johnson@us.aflac.com Lifetime Dental, P.C. 321 Briggs Ave., Ste. 3 Park River 701-284-7777 Roberta L. Ekman, D.D.S. HOP GEORGE'S Barber Shop Q Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CLOSED MONDAYS Phone:-284-7724 Park River, ND 58270 II P" Letter Perfect Sign Co. Ann McCann Phone 701-352-3720 1030 Eastern Ave. Grafton. ND 58237 EASONAL Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation District Karen Cudmore ]oleen Swartz Walsh County Service Centea" 417 Park St West Suite I Park River. ND 58270 Phone: 284-7466 Ext 3 FAX: 284-7238 Eye Care, P.C. VETERINARY ARE Park River Veterinary Hwy 17 West, Park River Open 8 to 5:30 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday GERARD A, DAHL, D.V.M. JENNY MUCKEY, D.V.M. ESTATE 7()1.284.76,' q ebeeea Ckgee (70t) 2e 14 ;g9 (701} 2g76gg Cd~ (701} 2g76g0 g=a : o JlhS@po Jeo.Leo. ~ww.~0~tS.0a9 SIGN