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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014 Pae 3 Walsh County // Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: Century Birthday Celebration, Mountain Century Birthday Celebration in Honor Of Esther Jonasson of Mountain,will be Saturday; October II at the Mountain Community Center. Open House with refreshments from 1.430 pm to 4:00 pm. Everyone welcome. Interested in becoming a spotlight sponsor? Contact the Press at 701-284-6333 COUNTY ESS Park River PO Box 49 284-6333 (;(xxl . CO,.Smantan 301 Park River County Road 12B 284-7115 I  Park River Implement 284-6316 FIIRST UNITED --"Bank&lnsumnce Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 H oo#e ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 110 4th St. E Park River 284-7221 Jim's Super Valu 284-6433 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! meeCl,tc "Where Oualily is Standard" RESItI[MIIAL & {0MM[I(]XL MEW WORK O! R[.oot EMEIGIFIffY SFii( AVAI! All F Calm I01-11 H-II579 Soo Wedel, Owner s a electri c. 14 .Lgm ai I .corn Veterans Ave. , Park Rivet, ND rd!!! gning 7 ; Apartments  Based ties Paid Steps on Site -2939 by EHO free ;888 1 FOB THE TROOPS -Walsh County Veterans Service Office Cross of Gagan00 The Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm was originally awarded to members of Headquarters United States Military Assistance Command otherwise known as (MACV) and its subordinate units. All personnel who were assigned to units serving in the country of Vietnam during the period from 8 February 1962 to 28 March 1973 were consid- ered to have been a part of MACV, regardless of their branch of service or component. In other words if you have never been awarded this medal and you served in Vietnam then you are entitled to receive a correction of your military record. Most veterans of the Vietnam War never had this medal added to their record as they were discharged before the medal was created. If you would like to request that this medal be added to your military record then you can make a request to the National Personnel Record Cen- ter. They will take a look at your military record and will determine if you are eligible. Once eligibility is determined the correction will come on a DD Form 215. Unfortunately, as a medal that was issued by the former government of South Vietnam it cannot be physically issued to the individual service mem- ber by the Department of Defense. Only medals awarded by the Unit- ed States can be issued by the Department of Defense. However a cor- rection of the veteran's military record is still warranted and deserved. Vet- erans and family members may purchase the medal on their own dime. If you would like to add this medal to your record or to the record of a deceased family member then please feel free to contact the Walsh Coun- ty Veteran Service Office at 701-352-5030 or stop by for a visit at 638 Cooper Avenue Suite 5 Graflon, ND 58237. Thank you for your serv- ice. Chris Kratochvil * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grafion By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Does the Veterans Administration provide any special funeral servic- es or benefits to old veterans? My father is a 90-year-old World War H veteran with late stage Alzheimer 's, so I'm looking into fu- neral options and would like to know what the Vii may provide. Planning Ahead Dear Planning, Yes, the Veterans Administration offers a number of burial and me- morial benefits to veterans if their ial flag that can be used to drape the casket or accompany the urn (after the funeral service, the flag is giv- en to the next-of-kin as a keepsake); and a Presidential memorial cer- tificate, which is an engraved paper certificate signed by the current President expressing the country's grateful recognition of the veteran's service. National cemetery burial bene- fits are also available to spouses and dependents of veterans. If your dad is cremated, his re- mains will be buried or inumed in discharge from the military was un- , .e. same mannei as :casketed re= der conditions other than dishon- orable - which will need to be ver- ified. To do this, you'll need a copy of your dad's DD Form 214 "Certificate of Release or Dis- charge from Active Duty, which you can request online at archives.gov/veterans. Here's a rundown of some of the different benefits that are avail- able to veterans that die a non-ser- vice related death. National and State Cemetery Benefits If your dad is eligible, and wants to be buried in one of the 131 na- tional or 93 state VA cemeteries (see www.cem.va.gov/cem/cems/listcem .asp for a list) the VA benefits pro- vided at no cost to the family in- clude a gravesite; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual gravesite care; a government head- stone or marker; a United States bur- mains. Funeral or cremation arrange- ments and costs are not, however, taken care of by the VA. They are the responsibility of the veteran's family. Private Cemetery Benefits If your dad is going to be buffed in a private cemetery, the benefits available include a free govemment headstone or marker, or a medallion that can be affixed to an existing pri- vately purchased headstone or marker; a burial flag; and a Presi- dential memorial certificate. Funeral or cremation arrange- ments and costs are again the re- sponsibility of the family, and there are no benefits offered to spouses and dependents that are buffed in Savvy Cont. page 5 A huge thank you to everyone that came to my retirement open house. Your "well wishes" were very much appreciated. Thank you to the staff of First United Bank for organizing the event. You have all made me feel very special. To all my customers, it has been an honor and a privilege to serve you over the years and I will miss every one of you. I have truly enjoyed my years at First United Bank and all the amazing people I have worked with. I have been so fortunate to have had such an interesting and fulfilling career, thanks to you. Audrey Blair ParkRiver to host Blood Drive on Oct. 14 PARK RIVER, N.D. -- When you plan your errands this week, why not add "save a life" to the list. Sound like a superhero comic book or a movie? It's not; you can save a life between picking up dry clean- ing and buying groceries by stop- ping at the Park River American Le- gion from 12-6 p.m. on Oct. 14. Make your convenient appoint- ment to give blood at www.Unit- edBloodServices.org or by calling Lois - 284-7443. With each dona- don, donors receive a free total cho- lesterol test and earn points in Unit- ed Blood Services' Hero in Me re- wards program. Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Ad- ditional height/weight requirements apples to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. For more information, vis- it www.UnitedBloodServices.org. Lentils harvest advanced to 79 percent complete, well behind 99 average. Dry beans harvested was 62 percent, behind 71 average. Con- ditions rated 3 percent very poor, 7 poor, 31 fair, 51 good, and 8 ex- cellent. Potatoes at the vines dry stage was 97 percent, near 95 average. Harvest was 57 percent complete, behind 66 average. Conditions rat- ed 3 percent very pool 5 pool 27 fail 54 good, and 11 excellent. Corn dented was 95 percent, near 96 average. Mature was 57 per- cent, behind 69 average. Harvest be- gan with l percent completed, be- hind 14 average. Conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 6 pool 20 fair, 53 good, and 19 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 95 percent, near 97 average. Har- vest advanced to 31 percent com- plete, behind 45 average. Conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 20 fail 60 good, and 15 excellent. Sunflowers at the ray flowers dry stage was 98 percent, near 99 av- erage. Bracts yellow were 89 per- cent, behind 94 average. Bracts brown were 55 percent, behind 71 average. Conditions rated 2 percent very pool 3 pool 20 fair, 62 good, and 13 excellent. Sugarbeets harvested was 52 percent, ahead of 30 average. Con- ditions rated 1 percent very pool 7 pool 29 fail 50 good, and 13 ex- cellent. Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range condi- tions rated 1 percent very pool 4 pool 16 fail 60 good, and 19 ex- cellent. Due to a lapse in federal funding in October 2013, the Crop Progress reports for the weeks ending Octo- ber 6, 2013 and October 13, 2013 were canceled. Therefore, previous year estimates for the corresponding weeks will not be available. Five- year average estimates will reflect the years 2009-2013 using pub- lished estimates for 2009-2012 and imputed estimates for 2013. Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and NDSU Extension Service. EDMORE VOL. FIRE & AMBULANCE OPEN HOUSE ............ .............. r -- u -" 77' .,L: ".,   ;;: L   ::" !o! y :: :-LJ ' k i - : \\;/ dEAL.ASOU7 Loan Officer or Sr Loan Officer (Branch Manager potential) Grafton, ND We are seeking a Loan Officer or Sr Loan Officer in our Grallon, ND branch to join our team. The successful candidate will proactively sell and deliver customer-focused financial solutions tailored to spe- cific customer needs, provide counseling and services that lead customers to effectively analyze their operation's performance, at- tract new customers and ensure satisfaction and retention of cur- rent customers. With applicable supervision experience and background, this po- sition could also serve as the Branch Manager. In that role, the successful candidate would provide on-site leadership, staff coor- dination and office/facility management. If you are a team player, have a Bachelor's degree in agriculture, business, finance or related field, experience working with farmers and ranchers in a sales environment, excellent analytical and com- munication skills, apply today! Closing Date: October 14, 2014 For full details and to submit your resume, please visit our website at: www.agcountry.com/employment "We Bring More to Your Table" E EO/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability Your Prof,00ssional 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. Drive-up Window Ye Olde Medicine Center Park River 701-284-7676 Drayton Drug Drayton 701-454-3831 Ye Olde Medicine Center Cavalier 701-265-3332