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NOVEMBER 16, 2011 THE PRESS PAGE .5 More than quitting, about prevention GRAFTON, N.D.--Nov. 17 prematurely from smoking-related policies in all workplaces and marks the American Cancer diseases and cost North Dakotans outdoor recreation areas. Society's 36th ammal Great over $247 miUion in healthcare. According to the Center, nearly American Smokeout. On this day, "Events like the Great 90 percent of adult smokers begin smokers are encouraged to quit American Smokeout are helpful smoking while in their teens, or tobacco use and ultimately take an for those planning to quit smoking, earlier, and two-thirds become important step toward a healthier but people must be educated about regular, daily smokers before they litk that can lead to reducing their the risks of tobacco use so they reach the age of 19. But when kids cancer risk. But the best cure for never start," Sharon Laxdal, with are not exposed to the concept of addiction is prevention, the Walsh County Health District smoking, they are less likely to Smoking is responsible for 90 says. "Prevention is the only way become smokers themselves. percent of deaths from lung cancer to protect future generations from and 30 percent of all cancer deaths, /he hazards caused by tobacco The fight against tobacco is a according to the North Dakota use." winnable battle. Science and Cenmr for Tobacco Prevention and When people are educated onexperience have identified proven, Control Policy (the Center), which the harms of tobacco use and cost-effective strategies that educates North Dakotans on the choose to either quit using tobacco prevent kids from using tobacco, dangers of tobacco use and or never start, a pattern of social help tobacco users quit, and protect secondhand smoke. Tobacco is norms begins to take shape that everyone from secondhand smoke. also the leading cause of makes it less socially acceptable to To learn more contact the Walsh preventable deaths in North use tobacco. Would-be smokers Cotmty Health District at 701-352- Dakota. Last year, tobacco use are less likely to start smoking 5139 or go to killed 890 North Dakotans when cities implement smoke-free "NautEonall[ Nunrse ]P alCltilCE(O)ne]r \ Ve ek N(o v ]t3olL9 practitioners healthcare crisis Walsh County N D --As the healthcare provider shortage crisis looms nurse practitioners offer the highquality, cost effective patientcentered services needed to help solve the increasing demand for healthcare in the United States Nurse practitioners are licensed expert clinicians with advanced training who provide primary acute and specialty healthcare services They work as a partner with their patients helping them make educated healthcare decisions and healthy lifestyle choices Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP APRN FNPC FAANP is president of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Nurse practitioners have a proven track record of success, and research has shown that they provide highquality primary care with outcomes that are similar to or even better than primary care physicians Dr Jensen said National Nurse Practitioner Week November 13 19 2011 is a time to celebrate these unique healthcare providers and to remind lawmakers of the importance of allowing nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their experience and education The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the oldest and largest national professional organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties AANP represents the interests of approximately 148,000 nurse practitioners in the country and advocates for the active role of NPs as providers of highquality cost effective comprehensive patientcentered and personalized healthcare For more information, visit wwwaanp org To locate an NP in your community go to npfinder com ram rln Top: Extended School Program (ESP) Coordinator Peppi Robideaux leads a group of i students in a Zumba performance. Bottom left: Eric Swartz and his mother Kristi and i I Bottom right: Maggie, Morgan, and Ethan Chalich were just a few of the 110 people I I taking part in the ESP Family Night of the year held at tile Park River School commons I I on Monday, Oct. 24. Robideaux said that the kids are in four groups this year: Kids in the I ! Kitchen, Creative Kids, Fit Kids, and Ever Changing World. The kids prepared the meal I -! and performed Zumba to,show off some of the iils ttieyhave learned so farthis yea .- I Lifeline The Leader In Personal Response andSupport Services How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast If you need help, push your personal help button, which automatically dials the Lifeline Response Center. Trained 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 YOUAREATRISKCALL284.7115parkRive, Ltfcli--PLC Pxa~: Rwea Good Samaritan Campus Friendship, INC. Supporting People with Disabilities FCL Grafton Manager: Full-time position must have one year supervisory experience and two years experience working in programs serving people with disabilities. 503 Supervisor: Full-time position in Park River area. Must have one year experience working in programs serving people with disabilities. 605 Supervisor: Full-time position in the Park River area. Must have one year experience working in programs serving people with disabili- ties. 605 Coordinator: Full-time awake-night position in Park River. Wednesday-Saturday night, with scheduled shift of 10 p.m.-7 a.m. Night differen- tial pay included. -Paid orientation, in-service/education -Benefit package included -Must be 18 yrs. -Must have valid driver's license and proof of in- surance Applications accepted on-line by going to: or by contacting Job Services in Grafton for assistance. I I Has an immediate job opening at our Grafton store for an Ag Diesel Mechanic. Experience preferred but will train the right person. A good ag background and being a self moti- vated person is just as important as experience. We have a modern shop with overhead cranes and the latest technology and testing equip- ment. Benefits include: 401 pack- age, health insurance, uniforms furnished and laundered, vacation and sick leave (13 days the first year), tool allowance, and signing bonus for experienced technician. Call Terry Pilon or Brian Hanson at 701-352-3600 or watts #800-279-3083 | Ill ill I illili I I I I lii | ill | lill lii I I , Advertise in The Press today , I I I " " " I , wcpadvertislng@gmail.eom , I I L a l~ilml I . i i mmm-e llImm imll I imm imm imm Fri. Nov. 18, 201 Park River City Hall