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COMMUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8,2014 Page 5 A,C'cA Uozcc00 Forcing a post Labor Day school start date could impact activities By Matthew Fetsch VALLEY CITY, N.D. -- Dear Parents and Patrons: This letter is written on behalf of the North Dakota High School Activities Associ- ation (NDHSAA) to express opposition to North Dakota initiated Measure 8, requiring school classes to begin after Labor Day. Our organization and its 171 member schools strongly support local control ofschool cal- endar development. Approval of this measure could impact the needed flexibility currently allowed schools in developing curricular and co-- curricular calendars. The NDHSAA staff has received a number of inquiries regarding the impact of a Labor Day start on our calendar. Although the ini- tiative does not address high school activities season dates, it should be noted the NDHSAA calendar is approved through the 2018--19 school year. Perhaps even more importantly, NDHSAA state tournament venues have been approved and are locked in through the 2020- -21 school year. Due to existing long--term agreements with these venues and our approved calendars, three concerns with beginning classes after Labor Day are: 1) Student participation in activities may de- crease 2) Athletic regular seasons may need to be shortened, decreasing participation opportu- nities for students in our state 3) Fine arts activities may also be impact- ed by shortened seasons, again decreasing par- ticipation The NDHSAA mission statement states "the purpose of the organization is to contribute to the education of high school boys and girls of North Dakota by protecting our member schools, students, and personnel from the ex- ploitation of special interest groups." Our or- ganization, and its Board of Directors repre- senting member schools across North Dako- ta, oppose Measure 8. Editor's Note: Fetsch is the Executive Di- rector of the North Dakota High School Ac- tivities Association based out of Valley City, N.D. 'Inalienable right to life' not ballot jargon or radical new thought By Amanda Werth CAVALIER, N.D. -- Meas- ure l, the constitutional amend- ment on the ballot this November, states "The inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recog- nized and protected." In the dictionary, the word "in- alienable" refers to something that's "impossible to take away or give up." Using that word about human beings and their right to ex- ist sounds like we're taking that right to life pretty seriously, no matter who those human beings are, or how old they are, or how young they are, or where they rank on some "quality of life" scale. But wait a minute! Who says there's an "inalienable right to life"? Where does that phrase even come from? That's anti-abor- tion jargon, isn't it? That's just some kind of religious talk, isn't it? Saying that there's an "inalienable right to life" mean you're impos- ing your morality on me! What re- actionary right-wing nut job who came up with that, anyway? Well, it was Thomas Jeffer- son, actually. Remember the Dec- laration of Independence? "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Hear it echoed in the Constitution of the State of North Dakota, written in 1889: "all individuals are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoy- ing and defending life" (article 1, section 1). Measure 1 protects citizens from others who think that some people don't have a right to life. It isn't a radical new thought. This idea's been around since 1776 as one of the founding principles upon which our system of gov- ernment is based. It was important for our country then. It's important for our state to remember now. Editor's Note: Werth" is from Cavalier, N.D. Measure 1 is an intrusion of government on personal decisions BISMARCK, N.D. --As life-long Re- publicans, we fundamentally believe that in- dividuals - not the government - are respon- sible for their actions and have the right to make decisions about their life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. ., Our party principles also point out that we "ard' ai[ guaranteed certain individual free- doms - regardless of age, creed or sex. In com- ments made at the North Dakota State Re- publican Convention, NDGOP Chairman Harms highlighted these sentiments very well and Representative AI Carlson echoed personal responsibility in his comments to those gath- ered in Minot. As Republicans, Measure 1 contradicts our principles of individual freedom and re- sponsibility This is the measure on the statewide ballot in November that would per- manently change our state constitution to re- quire that we must 'recognize and protect life at every stage of development'. Because of its vague language, this meas- ure could lead to government interference in private health care decisions. We think of our friends and family who have had children or grandchildren through the miracle of science. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has assisted so many couples in North Dakota to build the families they longed for. If Measure 1 lasses IVF doc- tors have stated that they will no longer be able to practice in our state. We think of friends and family members who have suffered the loss of parents and chil- dren. We support their end-of-life decisions to aSS away on their own terms - with dignity d peace. Measure 1 places government be- tween a patient and their doctor when making those difficult end-of-life decisions. As Republicans, we don't want to inhibit any individual's ability to make an individual choice about his or her life or health care. The freedom to make those choices is for them, not the government - and especially not a judge - to decide. For us, it's about believing that government needs to stay out of our personal decisions. That's why we, as North Dakota Republicans, will be voting no on Measure 1. Signed'., DeAnn Bjornson Fargo; .-,:L Nancy, Myrdal Brandvik, Bismarck; : Jenny Buell, Fargo Dina Butcher, Bismarck; Bev Clayburgh, Grand Forks Vicki Fredrikson, Fargo; Rep. Kathy Hawken, Fargo; Rep. Nancy Johnson, Fargo; Barbara Larson, Bismarck; Elizabeth Lucus, Bismarck; Robin Nelson, Fargo; Cody Kay Strothman, Bismarck; Gerridee Wheeler, Fargo. Editor's Note: Dina Butcher of Bismarck, N.D., submitted this letter on behalf of the signed. ND00Oeba00a, oom00 Slatewideon0000 FARGO, N.D. -- AARP North Dakota is co-sponsoring candidate debates beginning Oct. 8 on Prairie Public. The debates feature candidates for two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and four North Dakota statewide offices: Secretary of State, Agriculture Commis- sioner, and two seats on the Pub- lic Service Commission.Here is the schedule for when the debates will first broadcast on Prairie Pub- lic. All times are Central. Oct. 8 - Secretary of State, Prairie Public radio network, 6:30 p.m. (April Fairfield, AI Jaeger, Roland Riemers) Oct. 9 - North Dakota U.S. House, Prairie Public radio net- work, 6:30 p.m. (Kevin Cramer, Robert "Jack" Seaman, George B. Sinner) Oct. 10 - North Dakota U.S. House, Prairie Public television network, 8 p.m. (Kevin Cramer, Robert "Jack" Seaman, George B. Sinner) Oct. 10 - Secretary of State, Prairie Public television network, 8:30 p.m. (April Fairfield, A1 Jaeger, Roland Riemers) Oct. 15 - Public Service Commission, Prairie Public radio network, 6:30 p.m. (Brian Kalk, Todd Reisenauer) Oct. 16 - Public Service Commission, Prairie Public radio network, 6:30 p.m. (Tyler Ax- ness, Julie Fedorchak) Oct. 17- Public Service Commission, Prairie Public tele- vision network, 8:30 p.m. (Bri- an Kalk, Todd Reisenauer) ........ ....... _-._--__--=-_._- _--_ .,_ _.,-._!-, *,.Eii i- i -x--lii- i-iibX) d private cemeteries. Military Funeral Honors Another popular benefit available to all eligible veterans buried in ei- ther a national or private cemetery is a military funeral honors cere- mony. This includes folding and pre- Oct. 17 - Public Service Commission, Prairie Public tele- vision network, 8:00 p.m. (Tyler Axness, Julie Fedorchak) Oct. 22 -Agriculture Com- missioner, Prairie Public radio network, 6:30 p.m. (Doug Goehring, Ryan Taylor) Oct. 23 - Minnesota 7th Dis- trict U.S. House, Prairie Public ra- dio network, 6:30 p.m. (Collin Pe- terson, Torrey Westrom) Oct. 24 = Agriculture Com- missioner, Prairie Public television network, 8:30 p.m. (Doug Goehring, Ryan Taylor) Oct. 24 - Minnesota 7th Dis- trict U.S. House, Prairie Public tel- evision network, 8:00 p.m. (Collin Peterson, Torrey Westrom) Nov. 2 - Beginning at 3 p.m., all of the debates will be rebroad- cast back-to-back on Prairie Pub- lic's television network begin- ning at 3 p.m. They will also be available for online viewing at prairiepublic.org any time after the initial televised broadcast.AARP is co-sponsoring the candidate debates with Prairie Public to pro- vide voters with information on where the candidates stand on is- sues important to our members and their families. AARP does not endorse candidates, have a polit- ical action committee (PAC), or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.AARP's voter guide for federal candidates can, be found at aarp.org/your- vote. benefits, some veterans may also qualify for a $734 burial and funeral expense allowance (if hospitalized by VA at time of death), or $300 (if not hospitalized by VA at time of death), and a $734 plot-interment al- lowance to those who choose to be buried in a private cemetery. To find senting,the U.S. burial flag to the out if your dad is eligible, see ben- veteran s s'mvix;orsand the p!aying efits.va.gov/benfits/fac{ieetg/buri- of Taps, performed by two or more ....... ...... :" unifonfied military members. The funeral provider you choose will be able to assist you with all VA burial requests. Depending on what you want, certain forms may need to be completed which are always better to be done in advance. For a complete rundown of burial and me- morial benefits, eligibility details and required forms, visit www.cem.va.gov or call 800-827- 1000. Burial Allowances In addition to the many burial a!s/burial.pdf. To apply for !- i. j burial allowances, you'll need to fill out VA Form 21- 530 "Application foi" Burial Bene- fits." You need to attach a copy, of your dad's discharge document (DD 214 or equivalent), death cer- tificate, funeral and burial bills. They should show that you have paid them in full. You may down- load the form at va.gov/vaforms. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySeniol:org. 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