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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS ~/EDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 I, 2018 Page 3 We're not just a pharmacy, Locally owned and operated, Grafton Drug features a unique selection of giftware, puzzles, candy, kitchen items, cards, and more. Gift wrap with purchase. Gift cards also available. Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: 9 Join is for Park River's Spooktacular Second Annual Halloween Bash onWednesda ; OcT. 31 at Park River City Hall from 5:00-7:00 for ages Preschool through 6th grade. (Guardian must accompany children in all activities. Fun, Games, Prizes - Door Prizes- one boy's bike and one girl's bike to be given away (donated by Mayor Dan). Lunch will be served - Free will Donation. Event sponsored by Park River Community Club. FREE Movie & Small Popcorn for Junior High and High Schoolers- Beedeiuice at 7 p.m. at the LyricTheatre. samaritan S,x:ictv Park River 301 County Road 12B 284-7115 AUTO PARTS . ; Park, River Implement 284-6316 Ir Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 UNITED Michigan ~ 259-2112 --"" Bank&lnsurance H oop-le ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 110 4th St. E Park River Jim's Super Valu 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! ELECTRIC LTD Lifeline The Leader In Personal Response andSupport Services 65 Years of exceptional service - with many third generation customers. Experienced, well trained and knowtedgable staff that live in your communities. Providing Quality Electrical Services to: Farms Agricultural Plants Schools Water Plants Homes Cities Hospitals Just about anything else that needs wiring Serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota Call us at 701-284-7433 SAMSON, the strongest name in the industry! Pembina County Memorial Hospital Full time Housekeeper Full/Part time RN Flex time RN/LPN/CNA Wedgewood Manor Full/Flex time RN/LPN Full/Part time CNAs Part time Dietary Aide Sign on BONUS CNAs GREAT BENEFIT PA CKA GEl Apply online: or contact Human Resources at 701-265-6308 for more information. Pembina County Memorial Ho.vfftal Wedgewood Manor By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the retirement saver's tax credit? At age 60, I'm looking for ways to boost my retirement savings beyond my 401(k) plan and have heard this may be a smart way to do it. Is this some- thing l'm eligible for? Need to Save Dear Need, If your income is low to moder- ate and you participate in your em- ployer-sponsored retirement plan or an IRA, the "Saver's Credit" (also known as the Retirement Savings Contribution Credit) is a frequent- ly overlooked tool that can help boost your retirement savings even more. Here's how it works. If you contribute to a retirement- savings account like a traditional or Roth IRA, myRA, 401(k), 403(b), 457, federal employees' Thrift Sav- ings Plan, Simplified Employee Pension or SIMPLE plan, the Saver's Credit will allow you to claim 10, 20 or 50 percent of your contribution of up to $2,000 per year for singles or $4,000 for couples. This valuable tax credit can be claimed in addition to the tax de- duction you get for saving in your traditional retirement accounts. To qualify, you must also be at least 18 years old and not a full'time student and were not claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax re- turn. And your adjusted gross in- come (AGO in 2018 must.have been $63,000 or less as a married couple filing jointly, $47,250 or less if fll- ing as head of household, or $31,500 or less if you're a single filer. These income limits are adjusted annual- ly to keep pace with inflation. To get the 50 percent credit, you'll need to have an income be- low $19,000 ,if you're single, $28,500 if you re filing as head of household, and $38,000 for couples in 2018. The 20 percent credit rate applies to individuals earning between $19,001 and $20,500; for head of household fliers it's $28,501 to $30,750; and for couples it's $38,001 to $41,000. And the 10 percent rate is for in- dividuals with an adjusted gross in- come between $20,501 and $31,500; for head of household fliers $30,751 to $47,250; and couples it's between $41,001 and $63,000. Here's an example of how this works. Let's say that you file your taxes as head of household and your AGI for 2018 is $30,000. Over the course of the year, you con- tribute $2,000 to your employer's 401(k) plan. Since your AGI puts Senior Savvy Cont page 6 -Walsh County Veterans Service Office Ifa veteran has filed a claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Af- fairs (VA) for disability compensation or pension benefits, VA may ask that veteran to go to an examination as part of the claim process. For dis- ability compensation, this exam helps VA determine if the veteran has a disability related to their military service or if their condition should re- ceive an increased rating due to it worsening. In the case of pension claims, the exam documents the level of disability. This is known as a VA claim exam or a compensation & pension (C&P) exam. This exam is different from a regular medical appointment because the examiner,won't prescribe any me0icine.or treatment- for il tance, the i veteran won t receive a referral: to 6 aiist.TtiecX er wiU only perform a medical review to identify or confm-n any disabilities shared in the claim application. They will rec0rff findings and provide them to a VA claims processor to complete the claim process. A few years ago, the VA moved to have contractors schedule these exams. The two vendors for our area are QTC Medical Services and Lo- gistics Health (LHI). When a claim is formalized and turned into the VA, the VA is to review the claim and request an examination if one is re- quired. Sometimes they schedule exams when one isn't needed, but no system is perfect. Once the exam request is received by QTC or LHI, the vendors have a contractual obligation to get the exam scheduled for the veteran in less than 20 days. When a veteran receives the call from QTC or LHI, a date and place will be given. If the veteran is not able to make that appoint- ment, a rescheduling may be requested. This change only adds time to the claim, but it is highly recommended that if the original date and place is possible, make that appointment. Again, the contractor exams are not there for treatment purposes. Also, if anything unexpected or unprofessional happens at a veteran's exam, it needs to be reported to either their County Veterans Service Officer or their representative to the VA be it the American Legion, D.A.V V.V.A or the N.D.V.A. Any questions or concems about contract exams, please feel free to call the Walsh County Veterans Service Office at 352-5030. Thank you for your service. Katrina Hodny, Veteran Service Officer Admin Bldg 638 Cooper Ave, Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237 701-352-5030 or 701-331-1700 Facebook @WalshCountyVetemns Photo: Submitted Above: Seven-year-old Piper Schanilec of Park River, ND won the gifts bicycle. Ten-year-old Alden Swenson of Park River, ND won the boy's bicycle. LANKIN, N.D. -- Western Fratemal Life (WFL) Kosobud Lodge 106 sponsored a bicycle giveaway in conjunction with the Walsh County Fair on October 19, 2018. Seven-year-old Piper Schanilec of Park River, ND won the girl's bicycle. She is the daugh- ter of Matthew Schanilec and Jodi Jelinek. Ten-year-old Aiden Swen- son of Park River, ND won the boy's bicycle. He is the son of Josh and Ashley Swenson. The bicycle giveaway is part of WFL's Kids Care program and the Kosobud Lodge's commitment to area youth. Western Fraternal Life Associ- ation (WFLA) was established in 1897 as a fraternal benefit socie- ty, providing its members burial in- surance and social activities. Lodges were formed around the Midwest. Membe. attended meet- ings and Were actively involved in civic and community events. WFLA was one of the first frater- nal organizations to offer women and juveniles the opportunity to become members with affordable life insurance. The Association is proud to celebrate many years of fratemal and financial service, of- feting competitive life insurance and annuity products to all of its members. It is licensed in 18 states and is the only fraternal ben- efit society domiciled in Iowa. Today, WFL has more than 42,000 members and 130 active lodges throughout the United States. For more information contact the WFL Home Office, 1900 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 at 877.935.2467 or 319.363.2653. Anyone who would like to en- joy the benefits of membership with WFL should contact Lodge 106 President Daniel Kouba at 701.230.1908 or the Home Office at 877.wflains. CAVALIER, N.D. -- The sible to reserve a tree for decorat- Northeastern North Dakota Her- ing, Trees will be in place for dec- itage Association (NENDHA) and orating November 9 through No- Icelandic State Park would like to vember 16. The Pioneer Heritage invite local organizations to par- Center is open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ticipate in our Christmas celebra- Monday through Friday. Should tion by decorating a tree at the Pi- you be unable to decorate during Pricer Heritage Center. The Christ- these times, please call to arrange mas Exhibit will be on display a date and time that is convenient mid-November to January 1,2019. for you. Decorations should be re- The theme for this year is moved from all trees as soon as "Memories of Christmas Past". The Christmas Open House possible after January 1, 2019, and will be held on Sunday, November no later than January 9, 2019. 18, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm The Christmas Open House is at Icelandic State Park, 13571 free of charge in accordance with Hwy 5 Cavalier, ND. The program a daily pass, annual pass, or a will start at 2:00 prn in the lower NENDHAmembership. Icelandic level of the Pioneer Heritage Cen- State Park is located 5 miles west ter, and will feature a musical of Cavalier, ND on State Highway performance from Suzanne and 5. Jon Larson. For more information, please Please call Icelandic State Park contact Molly Skadsen, at (701) at (701) 265-4561 as soon as pos- 265-4561. How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast If you need help, push your personal help button, which automatically dials the Lifeline Response Center. Traided Personal Response Associates who have instant access to your pertinent information will contact you immediately to see what help you need. Even if you can't answer, Lifeline will send the help you need right away and will follow-up to ensure that help did arrive and you are being cared for. samaritan IF YOU ARE AT RISK CALL Ltfdtne ( ,5 "I S(')~2ic~'" 284-71park River15 1~,j "i;;~ Good Samaritan Campus PARK RIVER, N.D. -- If you raise funds to help meet their pro- desire hbmelii id6 lbfse for the posed local and worldwide mission Thanksgiving and Christmas hol- budget for 2018 totaling nearly idays without the fuss and bother, $6,000. the women of Our Saviour's The lefse will be sold "fresh" Lutheran Church in Park River for pickup on Saturday, November have the answer for you. The 3,2018 after 11:00 AM. women of Our Saviour's will be To place your orders for the making lefse for sale on Saturday homemade lefse, please call Sheryl morning, November3. They will Kjelland at (701) 284-7586 or sell the lefse in packages of 6 (701) 520-9975 or Lorie Clemet- rounds for $10 or 12 rounds for son at (701) 284-6157 or (701) $20. 331-3854. The WELCA group is selling Pre-payment is required ifpre- the homemade lefse in an effort to ordering. Your source for Happy Your Professional 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 Y e Olde Medicine Center Park River. 701-284-7676 Dra}econ Drug Drayton. 701-454-3831