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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014 Program tohelplow- r income North Dakotans Pay it forward: with heating costs is now accepting applications BISMARCK, N.D. -- Cold North Dakota winters can have a dramatic effect on home heating costs. The N.D. Department of Hu- man Services is reminding low-in- come individuals and families that help is available through the Low In- come Home Energy Assistance Program. Applications are now be- ing accepted at county social serv- ice offices in North Dakota. The federally-funded program helps qualifying households in need of assistance pay a portion of their home heating costs, which includes natural gas, electricity, propane, coal, fuel oil, wood, or kerosene. The program also covers furnace re- pair and weatherization services. Households must meet program income and asset limits to qualify for the program. This ensures that help goes to those most in need. To qualify, a household can earn up to 60 percent of the state median in- come, which for a family of three equals about $43,430 per year be- fore taxes. Individuals can apply at their lo- cal county social service office Oct. 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015. An application is available online at www.n&gov/eforms/D/sth00529. pdf and should be completed and re- turned to county social services along with documentation that ver- ifies household income and assets. Last year, the program paid an average of $1,320 in heating ener- gy costs for just over 13,000 North Dakota households. The program directly pays fuel vendors, such as utility and fuel oil companies, on be:- half of qualifying households. Near- ly two-thirds of the participating households include people who are elderly, have disabilities, or include children age five and younger. Because saving money on heat- ing also involves conservalion, the N.D. Department of Human Serv- ices contracts with the N.D. De- partment of Commerce for weath- erizafion services including home in- sulation, furnace repair, and other energy-saving improvements to help lower heating costs. The direct work is often carried out by com- munity action agencies. Visit vices/financialhelp/energyassisthlml for more information on LIHEAP. ..... i:7,i : / Heitkamp offers internship opporttmifies BISMARCK, N.D. -- U.S. Sen- ator Heidi Heitkamp is encouraging motivated North Dakotans to apply for internships in her North Dako- ta and Washington, D.C. offices. "Interning in one of my offices is an incredible opportunity for North Dakotans to learn not only about public policy, but to see gov- emrnent in action," said Heitkamp. "By giving students and recent graduates a firsthand look at the tmiquelberiences of being an in- temor my office and hearing from past interns, I hope more students and recent graduates apply to be- come part of my team and take ad- vantage of this opportunity to serve North Dakota. Knowing the in- terns who have already come through my offices, I'm incredibly proud that the future of our state will one day be in such capable hands." Heitkamp's office offers student internships in her North Dakota and Washington, D.C. offices and is cur- rently seeking spring intems. Stu- dents interested in politics, govern- ment and the legislative process are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be those who demonstrate leadership, thoughtfulness, creativity, a strong attention to detail, and a sense of public service. Preference will be given to students who are from North Dakota. To apply: www.heitkamp.sen- ships. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. TLC donation made in memory of Larson Left: Laurie Jensen of The Lyric Continues (TLC) accepts a donation from Suellen Brunsvold. Brunsvold said that she was se- lected by Shannon Hanson who works for Bell State Bank and Trust in Fargo to be part of their "Pay it Forward" program. She was given $1,000 to be able to pay forward to anyone and decided to make her do- nation to the Lyric Theatre in Park River in memory of Tom Larson. She said that she and Jensen were beth in Jaycees with Lar- son and there were a lot of great memo- ries that made her want to honor Tom in this way. He was very involved in the re- vitalization of the theatre and Brunsvold is happy to be able to get the theatre one step closer to their goal in the renovation process. She said she was thankful to be able to do it with the help of Bell State Bank and Trust. "it's a really great program. They do this every year." Photo: Allison Olimb District 2 Legion Auxiliary meeting hdd in Park River, Three women awarded for memlxi00p PARK RIVER N.D. -- A total of 60 members and 2 guest were pres- ent at the District 2 Legion Auxil- iary meeting held on Sept 26th 2014 in Park River, ND. District 2 President Janie Pflaum conducted the meeting. State Pres- ident Aria Roth reviewed her proj- ects for the year. State Legion Com- mander Don Weible stopped in for a moment to give his support to Arla's projects. State Membership Chairman, Judy Tweet, gave a pres- entation on increasing member- ship. State Secretary Catherine Ol- son was also in attendance. All members in attendance agreed to give the door prizes to those with the most years of membership. They were: Inez Midboe, Hoople, 96, a 66' year member of Hoople Post 240. , Lillian Jallo, Park River, 92, a 66 year member of Lankin Post 157. Loretta McLaughlin, Lankin, 94, a 68 year member of Lankin Post 157. Thank you ladies for your many years of dedication supporting our -N J Photo: Submitted Above: Inez Midboe, Hoople, 96, a 66 year member of Hoople Post 240. Lillian Jallo, Park River, 92, a 66 year member of Lankin Post 157. Loretta McLaughlin, Lankin, 94, a 68 year member of Lankin Post 157. veterans, a member to make a difference in ilies can contact a local Legion Anyone interested in becoming the life of our soldiers and their faro- Auxiliary or Legion member. vote Alien Ruzicka for Walsh County Commissioner "1 would appreciate your Vote and support in the  upcoming election. It would be an honor for ,,, me to continue serving the residents of Walsh County." . Park River Location 0nly - ]i: orth Star Coop (7Oll 284.7161 Must be 21 or older to purchase (Paid for by Allen Ruzicka on his own behalf) Marvin Windows and Doors Check out what's new this ]alll new starting wage-$12.35 / hour, benefits Also hiring fall seasonal workers $15. OO / h o u r for full-time $12.50 / hour part-time Plus earn $1.25 shift differential for evening shift Apply online at or stop in at 14835 Highway 17 in Grafton to complete an application. Eaual Oooortunitv Emolover .. t. MARVIN ;, Built around you For @e cddeK beer i town stop at ltorth Star Coop! Christian | ! E & J - ,3 Brandy nu=nEight Cans 1 Liter 3o pk. $16.99 $1o.99 YOU HAVE WATER. YOU HAVE ELECTRICITY. DO YOU HAVE FIBER?,00 Polar (ommunications' Fiber-To-The-Home project is ongoing and will be completed no later than 20t6. We have been bringing fiber to our rural area to prepare your home or business for the future. You may not realize your need for having fiber optics at your location now, but one day everyone will have a need and it is growing fast. Just like rural water, getting fiber after the completion of this project could cost you thousands of dollars. WHY FIBER? Fiber is fast. Most people don't need speeds that least not yet. However there are more and more applications that will require robust speeds that only fiber can handle. We are seeing increased demands for video streaming and gaming, as welt as an increased number of devices in each home that use broadband access. I [f you nave not had fibel plowed to your location ano woid like mnre information, please contact our oce at 701.284#221 oJ t.800.284.7222, 7e are oper Monday riday, 7:30a.m. 5:30 p,m.and Saturday, S:O0 a.m. - 4:30 p,m. wwv i Ill I , J 'I i