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THE VVALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER I 5, 2017 Page 3 ust a pharmac%. .. 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. KARl BETH Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: Members of the community can bring canned and boxed food items to St. Mary Catholic Church, Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 20- 22, and place these donated items before the altar. The food drive items will be used for the church environment for the Thanksgiving service to be held Wednesday; Nov. 22, at 7 p.m becoming a spotlight sponsor? Contact the Press at 701-284-6333 COUNTY Park River PO Box 49 Implement .AUTO PARTS 284-6316 ,, Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 FIRST UNITED Michigan ~ 259-2112 Insurance Hoople ~ 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! ':Where Quality is Standard" "Specializing in farm and home wiring" Scott Wedel - Owner A ND & MN licensed Master Electrician. Call him today to line up the projects you want done before winter. Always the same person doing the same level of work for you. 701-331-1579' www.saelectric.company saelectric. 14@gmail.com ~ ~ ~ Park River, NJ~I I 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments $400 Walmart Card (With 12 month lease) *Income Based All Utilities Paid Ground Level Laundry Facility Non Smoking Call Katie @ 701-331-2939 irie Homes Management 1-888-893-9501 1-800-366-6888 EHO -Welsh County Veterans Service Office Pr /n'oda/ms November Veterans and Military Families Month On Nov. 1, VA Secretary 13avid Shulkin joined President Donald Tromp inthe Oval Office for the President's signing of a proclamation es- tablishing November as Veterans and Military Families Month. This is the first time that America will celebrate Veterans and Military Families for the entire_month and not just on Veterans Day. "Our Veterans and Military Families are an important part of our lives throughout the year, and by focusing for the first time nationally on a whole month of activities nationwide for Veterans and Military Families Month, we can more fully celebrate and recognize their contributions to the nation," said Secretary Shulkin. The signing of the proclamation by the President is the first of many events nationwide. Highlighted events for the Month include: Senior leader visits to VA medical centers and regional offices; Homeless Veteran Initiative events; Surrogate Speeches; Churches/Synagogues recognize Veterans and their families; VA Canteen Specials; and Suicide Prevention Events. Specific national events for the Month include: Nov. 13-17 -Veteran Legal Clinic Week of Service (Pro Bono Legal Assistance for Veterans at VA medical centers); Nov. 13-17 - National Apprenticeship Week; Nov. 13-17 - Suicide Prevention Week -- Preventing Veterans Suicide is Every- one's Business; Nov. 15 - Groundbreaking Ceremony West LA Ceme- tery; Nov. 20-24 - Spend an Hour with a Vet Week; Nov. 20 - National Cemetery Administration Veteran Employee Day; Nov. 28 - 10th An- niversary of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES); Nov. 30 - VA names new cemetery in the San Francisco Bay Area. The full list of events for Veterans and Military Families month is available at https://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/veteransmonthcalendar.asp Katrina Hodny, Veteran Service Officer Admin Bldg 638 Cooper Ave, Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237 701-352-5030 or 701-331-1700 walshcountyvso@nd.gov walshcountynd.corn/veteran Facebook @WalshCountyVeterans By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, up to 50 percent of their ex's full fls a divorced woman, am I en- Social Security benefit, or less if titled to my ex-husband's Social they take benefits before their Security benefits? I was married full retirement age - which is 66 for 14 years and would like to if you were born between 1943 know how this works, and 1954. To find out your full re- EDINBURG, N.D. -- The Ed- and providing refreshments. Oth- inburg American Legion Auxiliary ers who assisted with the drive in- have sponsored a very successful clude: Bud Langerud, Greg blood drive. The drive held in Ed- Langerud, Loren Lagerud, Alida inburg on October 9th saw 28 peP- Flom, Diane Pitcher, Bev Ham- pie volunteer to donate blood and mer, Loretta and David Hanson. 24 were able to give. Two people Thank you to KXPO Radio and gave blood on the automated Cable TV-Polar for advertising 2RBC machine that collects two the drive and the Citizens State units of red blood cells which re- Bank for providing cups and nap- suited in 26 total products, kins. Space to hold the drive was According to Weldon Roberts, provided at the Community Cen- Donor Recruitment Representative ter. for United Blood Services, "Com- On behalf of the patients who munities like Edinburg make a re- benefited, United Blood Services gional blood program work. PeP- appreciates all the thoughtful peo- ple volunteer to donate when there pie who volunteered to help oth- has been a well-organized cam- ers by giving of themselves. To paign, informing the public of sign up for your next life-saving the need for blood." blood donation appointment, Lynette Langerud coordinated please go to www.unitedblood- the drive. The Edinburg American services.org. Legion Auxiliary was also re- Blood is for sharing; you have sponsible for registering donors truly given the "Gift of Life." PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The American Legion Auxiliary has sponsored a successful blood drive. The blood drive was held in Park River on October 10th. Ac- cording to Weldon Roberts, Donor Recruitment Representative at United Blood Services, "Park Riv- er had a good turnout. There were 39 people who volunteered to do- nate and 30 were able to give. Two people gave blood on the auto- mated 2RBC/Plasma which re- suited in 32 total products. Maxine Wilkes and Audrey Johnson co-coordinated the drive. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsored the drive and assisted with recruiting donors, publicity, providing refreshments, and reg- istering donors. Others who as- sisted with the drive include: Lois Anderson, Dorothy Novak and Karen Bohn. Space to hold the drive was provided at the Ameri- can Legion. The availability of blood is de- pendent on the success of blood drives held in many communities. The citizens of the Park River area can be assured that their commu- nity is a good example of a well- run blood program. On behalf of the patients who benefited, United Blood Services appreciates all the thoughtful peo- ple who volunteered to help oth- ers by giving of themselves. To sign up for your next life-saving blood donation appointment, please go to www.unitedblood- services.org. Blood is for sharing; you have truly given the "Gift of Life". Happily Divorced - tirement age and see how much your benefits will be reduced by . , - ~ ~ ...... ~ ...... ......... : ....... ? ear Divo c t, ............ ,....... aklng them '" early DO y0uwant your news noticed. blef0r'divoreed:spousesSocial kbclla .h l.' O yc u ,or your grroul3 "eburity benefits !fyou meet cer-- Keep in mind though, that if r taincriteria. Here s how it works, you qualify for benefits based on ave, a sto y tell? -. A divorced. .spuse. can collect your own work history,.__vou 11 re- a Social Secunty rehrement ben- ceive the larger of the two bene- Contact The Press. efit on the earnings record of their fits. You cannot receive benefits on ex-husband (or ex-wife) ffyou are both your record, and your ex's at least age 62, were married for at work record too. least 10 years, are unmarried, and To find out how much your re- are not eligible for a higher ben- tirement benefits will be, see your efit based on your own earnings Social Security statement at record. SSA.gov/myaccount. And to get In order to collect, your former an estimate ofY0ur ex's benefits, spouse must also be at least 62 find call Social Security at 800-772- eligible for Social Security bene- 1213. You'll need his Social Se- fits. But, he doesn't have to be re- curity Number to get it. ceiving them in order for you to collect divorced spouse's benefits, Divorced Survivor as long as you've been divorced You also need to know that if for at least two years, your ex-spouse dies, and you were Even if your ex is remarried, it married for 10 or more years, won't affect your right to divorcee you become eligible for divorced benefits, nor will it affect your ex's survivor benefits, which is worth retirement benefits or his current up to 100 percent of what your spouse's benefits. Senior Savvy Benefit Amount Cont. page 6 A divorced spouse can receive What are you celebrating? Let us help share your excitement. Annoucernnets free. Charges apply for open house invitations. ELECTRIC LTD. 65 Years of exccptional service - with many third generation customers. Experienced, well trained and knowledgable staff that live in your communities. 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