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t, THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014 Page 3 Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: FCHC Hosp.ital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar, Park River Wednesday, Nov.5th is the First Care Health Center Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar from I I:00 am - 1:30 pm at the Park River American Legion.There will be lunch, baked goods, and gift items for sale. Come for lunch (sandwich, chips, dessert, and beverage) and do some Christmas shopping while you re there.There will be hand embroidered dish towels, knives, greeting cards, and other items for sale.The Hospital Auxiliary supports FCHC through its fundraising efforts. Please support the Hospital Auxiliary by attending on Nov. 5th. . ,P'4.. s;man tan Park River 301 County Road 12B 284-7115 [ ji3i7 Park River ly/ J-IIImplement / 1 Adams 944-2231 / ll-- .- Grafton ~352-3668 I /I/ FIRST UNITED Michigan ,-, 259-2112 l--"Bank&lnsurance Hoop-le ~ 657"-21894 6123 l Crystal ~ 68 110 4th St. E Park River 284-7221 Jim's Val= 284-6433 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! Electri "Where Ouality is Standard" RESIDENTIAl. & COMM[R(tA[ NEw WoRK oR REMOD flail 1OI-31 I-I $?@ Scott Wedel, Owner saelectric. 14@gmail corn Veterans Ave. S,-Park River, ND Card!!! S,gn,ng APARTMENTS i Paid =(11 701.331-2939 1-88893-9501- toll free TrY: 1-800-366-6888 EHO i FOR THE TROOPS -Walsh County Veterans Service Office .for vet  frward The tide may be turning in the effort to allow all honorably discharged veterans to shop at the online store operated by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. "It appears there are no insurmountable hurdles," Said a source famil- iar with a meeting held Oct. 8 between Russell Beland, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for military manpower and personnel, and officials with the Navy Exchange Service Command, Marine Corps Exchange and AAFES. In May, AAFES officials submitted a formal proposal to defense offi- cials to allow all honorably discharged veterans toSh0p online at its ex- change store only. The proposal does not extend to brick-and-mortar stores. But concerns subsequently were raised in some quarters within the De- fense Department that expanding the online access would lead to "ben- efit creep"-- access for veterans to brick-and-mortar exchange stores and even to other quality-of-life benefits, sources said in August. In the wake of the "very productive meeting" Oct. 8, officials from all three exchange services asked defense officials to delay the next meet- ing of the DoD Executive Resale Board for a couple of weeks to give them time to work on remaining issues, the source said. That meeting was previously scheduled for early November. Informa- tion was not immediately available from defense officials confirming whether the meeting has been delayed. About 90 percent of honorably discharged veterans left the service be- fore qualifying for retirement, and thus don't qualify for exchange shop- ping privileges. "Why not give them a modest benefit to honor their serv- ice?" said AAFES director Tom Shull, in a previous interview with Mil- itary Times. He noted that among this group are many veterans who have deployed four, five or more times to war in the post-9/11 era. The profits that could be generated by this increased customer base would help the active-duty and retired community in several ways, Shull said, to improve the brick-and-mortar stores and also provide more funding to morale, welfare and recreation programs on military bases. AAFES officials contend the decision could be made with a policy change. DoD's examination of the idea will include a legal review to determine whether that is the case, or whether a change in law would be needed. AAFES officials are also in ongoing discussions With the Veterans Af- fairs Department's Veterans Canteen Service about sharing revenue if the proposal is accepted. AAFES officials have unofficially relaunched the website, providing more predictability for customers that items will be available; easier navigation; fewer clicks to checkout; and same-day ship- ping for many items. The Navy Exchange also has officially relaunched its shopping web- site,, but it's not known whether NEXCOM also will seek to expand shopping privileges for veterans on its site. If you have any questions or concerns about this or any other benefit please feel free to contact the Walsh County Veterans Service Office at ,70 -35-2-5030 or stop by for avisitat 638 Cooper A,Suite(5,Gn, - ......... " 'Chris Ki;atbchvil * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer ] Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Sic 5, Grafion I By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, How this works is you pay an an- I had dental insurance through nual membership fee- around $80 to $200 a year- in exchange for 10 my work for many years but lost it when I retired Where can retirees find affordable dental care? Need a Dentist Dear Need, Finding affordable dental care can be challenging for seniors liv- ing on a tight budget. Most retirees lose their dental insurance after leaving the workplace, and original Medicare does not cover cleaning, fillings or dentures. While there's no one solution to affordable dental care there are a number of options that can help cut your costs. Here's where to look. Medicare Advantage While original Medicare (PartA and B) and Medicare supplemental policies do not cover routine den- tal care, there are some Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans that do. Many of these plans, which are sold through private insurance compa- nies, cover dental care along with eye care, hearing and prescription drugs, in addition to all of your hos- pital and medical insurance. If you're eligible for Medicare, see to look for Advantage plans in your area that covers dental care. Dental Discounts Another way you can reduce your dental care expenses is to join a dental discount network. to 60 percent discounts on service and treatments from participating dentists. To fmd a network, go to (or 888-632-5353) where you can search for plans and participating dentists by zip code, as well as get a breakdown of the dis- counts offered. Another option that's currently available only in the southern Cal- ifornia area is They provide users free access to a net- work of dentists offering up to 50 percent discounts on all services. Dental Schools Dental school clinics offer sav- ings opportunities too. All 65 ac- credited dental schools in the U.S. offer affordable care provided by dental students who are overseen by their professors. You can expect to pay about half of what a tradition- al dentist would charge and still re- ceive excellent, well-supervised care. Another option is to check with local colleges that offer dental hy- giene programs. For training pur- poses, many programs provide teeth cleanings by their students for a fraction of what you'd pay at a dentist's office. To search for nearby dental schools or dental hygiene programs Savvy Cant page 5 Linstads celebrate 50 years FORDVILLE, N.D. -- Merlin and Ann Linstad were married on No- vember 6, 1964 at Quale Lutheran Church, rural Fordville where they still reside. They have 3 children: Laurie (Kevin) Jensen, Park River; Sheila (Lee) Krueger, Casselton, ND; and Bernie (Michelle) Linstad, Michigan, ND. They also have 4 grandchildren: Kendra Krueger, Jamestown, ND; Kaleen Krueger, Abbey and Ryan Linstad. Following a trip to Branson, Missouri, they will celebrate with their family at a private dinner. Greetings and well wishes are welcome. No gifts please. ParkRiverBlood Drive brings in total of 33 products PARK RIVER, N.D. -- A total of 34 people volunteered to donate blood, and 27 were able to give dur- ing Park River's October 14th blood drive. Six people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so  total of 33 products were collected. Every community and everyone within each community has a stake in an adequate blood supply. Blood will be available only because of blood Lois Anderson coordinated the drive and the American Legion Auxiliary sponsored and assisted with recruiting donors, publicity, providing refreshments, and regis- tering donors. Space to hold the drive was provided at American Le- gion. Donations will help meet the blood needs of many patients in 93 area hospitals served by United Blood Services. Blood is for shar- drive sponsor,, /5odffifris; ind rag; you have lyg-rven the "Gift volunteer donors, ofLifeY .... ..... ' Edinburg Blood Drive brings in total of 37 products ED1NBURG, N.D.--A total of 38 people volunteered to donate blood, and 28 were able to give during Edinburg's October 13th blood drive. Nine people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 37 products were collected. Every community and everyone within each community has a stake in an adequate blood supply. Blood will be available only because of blood drive sponsors, coordinators, and volunteer donors. Lynette Langerud coordinated the drive and assisted with recruiting donors, publicity, providing refreshments, and registering donors. Oth- ers who assisted the day of the drive were: Mary Seim, Mary Burkett, Eu- nice Evenson, Vera Brandvold, Diane Pitcher, Alida Flom and Lois Otto. The Edinburg American Legion Auxiliary sponsored the drive. Space to hold the drive was provided at the Edinburg Community Center. Donations will help meet the blood needs of many patients in 93 area hospitals served by United Blood Services. Blood is for sharing; you have truly given the "Gift of Life." What are you celebrating? 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