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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER I 6, 2016 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. gd~RI I Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: Pancake BrealSast, The Lankin American Legion will be having a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 10am - I pm. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee, everyone welcome! becomi spotlight sponsc Contact the Press at 701-284-6333 Park River ;1t[ COUNTY PO BOX 49 284-7115 AuTO PARTS Park River Implement 284-6316 i [ : ~ Park River ~ 284-7244 )I RST Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ,., 352-3668 UNITED Michigan ,-, 259-2112 Bank&lnsurance Hoop-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! "Where Quality is Stendord" RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL NEW WORK OR REMODEL EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE Call 701 -33 I - 1579 Scott Wedel, Owner saelectric. 14@g mail .com 6625145 Ave. NE Grafton, ND Park River, NO 4=, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments $400 Walmart Card (With 12 month lease) *Income Based Utilities Paid Ground Level Facility Non Smoking Building Ill Katie @ 701-331-2939 irie Homes Management 1-888-893-9501 EHO -Walsh County Veterans Service Office My name is Katrina Hodny. I am from the Lankin area and I was the Walsh Cotlnty Veterans Service Officer (WCVSO) from January 2011 to July 2013. Many of you know my name and I know yours. I am back at the Veterans Service Office in Grafion as of November" 1. I was fommate enough to be offered the position and I accepted. I am looking forward to continue assisting area Veterans and their fam- ilies while implementing ideas to reach out to new Veterans. As alwaysl anyone can call the office or send offa quick e-mail to ask general questions about benefits and services available to Veterans and their families. The office is still full-time but continues to be a one-man show and hours and availability may vary for the next few months. I en- courage appointments. I encourage phone calls. I post my scheduled training dates on the office door as well as Facebook and the Walsh County web site. I am grateful and honored to be in a position to assist our military vet- erans and their families. I look forward to reconnecting with area organ- izations and starting new working relationships. Have a question? Send your inquiry to the WCVSO and have it an- swered in this column. If you have the question, maybe others do too. Katrina Hodny, Veteran Service Officer Adrnin Bldg 638 CooperAve, Suite 5 Grafion, ND 58237 701-352-5030 or 701-331-1700 walshcountyvso@nd.gov walshcountynd.com/veteran Facebook @NDWCVSO By Jim Miller Dear Sawy Senior: Can you recommend an), long- distance capegiving tips that cat? help me help my elderlyflTther who lives in another state? He has' physical- ly declined over the past yem; but is determined to stay living in his own house. Worried Daughter Dear Worried, Providing care and support for an your dad - call 800-677-1116 for contact information - to find out what's available. Use financial aids: If your dad needs help with his financial chores, arrange for direct deposit for his in- come sources, and set up automat- ic payments for his utilities and oth- er routine bills. You may also want to set up your dad's online banking service, so you can pay bills and monitor his account anytime. Or, if aging parent who lives far away can you need help, hire a daily money be very difficult and stressful. Here manager (aadmm.com) to do it for are some tips and resources that can you. They charge between $25 and help. $100 per hour. When it comes to monitoring mad Benefitscheekup.org is another caring for an aging parent from afar, excellent resource to look for fi- you have a co uple ptions, You can ,..ancial. as sjst l)cg+prpgl ms tlmt ,either hima pJ:ofe iql l help ularly if your dad's needs, or you can man= -ISe's lower-income. age things yourself by building a Hire in-home help: Depending on support system, tapping into avail- your dad's needs, you may need to able resources, and utilizing tech- hire a part-time home-care aide nology devices that can help you that can help with things like prepar- keep tabs on him. ing meals, housekeeping or personal care. Costs can mn anywhere from Professional Help $12 up to $25 per hour. If your dad needs a lot of help, To find someone, ask for referrals you should consider hiring an "ag- through your dad's doctor or area life care rofe " ing " p ssional who will hospital discharge planners, or try give hitn a thorough assessment to websites like Care.com, Care- identify his needs, and will set up Linx.com, CareFamily.com or and manage all aspects of his care. CareSpotter.com. These professionals typically charge Utilize technology: To help you between $100 and $200 per hour, keep tabs on your dad and manage and are not covered by Medicare. his care from afar, there are various To find a professional in your technologies that can help. dad's area, ask his doctor for a re- For example, there are motion ferval or visit the Aging Life Care As- sensors (like Silver Mother - sociation website at AgingLife- sen.se/silvermother) andvideo cam- Care.org. eras (nest.corn/camera) that can Do-It-Yourself help you make sure he is moving around the house normally; corn- If your dad only needs occasional puterized pillboxes (medmin- help, or if you can't afford to use a der.com) that will notify you if he care manager, here are some things forgets to take his medication; sire- you can do yourself to help him. plified computer tablets (grand- Assemble a support system: Put pad.net) that provide important together a network of people (near- face-to-face video calls; and a vari- by friends or family, neighbors, ety ofwebsites that can help you co- clergy, etc.) who can check on your dad regularly, and who you can call ordinate care (lotsahelping- on from time to time for occasion- hands.corn) and medical information al help. Also put together a list of re- (reunioncare.com) with other faro- liable services you can call for ily members. For more tips, call the National household needs like lawn care, handyman services, plumber, etc. Institute on Aging at 800-222-2225 Tap local resources: Most com- and order their free booklet"Long- munities offer a range of free or sub- Distance Caregiving: Twenty Ques- sidized services that can help seniors tions and Answers." with basic needs such as home de- Sendyour senior questions to: Sa y.Senior. livered meals, transportation, senior p.o. Box 5443 Norman, OK" 73070. or visit Savvv- Senioro~. Jim Miller i~ a contrihutor to the NdC companion services and more. Con- today show and author qf "'The Sav"~y Senior" tact the Area Aging Agency near boo~. I I I I I lIT ..... 1 TIP/'~ ......... 1 ____2----.322 ~" ~.~=~= -::2~-L;27-= =--U--2-2_=.U., -= wanted to be the one to continue his work. How can your , experlences benefit area veter a s? Aw: My previous experience ith area veterans, the VA system, and the computer system make me able to sit in the chair and immediately know how to help focus on outreach to those who may reach others. Word of mouth is the most effective way of getting the word out and I intend to go where the people are in order to better inform them of benefits available to military veterans and their families. At this time, the position of County Veterans Service Officer in any client that walks through the Walsh County remains full-time door. It always takes time to get and a single person office. back up to speed and rules and Unfortunately, this means not regulatlons seem to change more everyone can be helped all the often than not with an evolving VA time. Area veterans and their system, families are very important and Do you have any major deserve the best assistance. I ask achievements you can that my county continue patience share-from when you first worked and understanding when I may not this office? always be in the office. Over the A:When I was first in thenext few months, I will have office, new conceptswere training dates to attend and emerging in our local VA Regional hopefully beginning to schedule Office in Fargo, such as being able speaking opportunities throughout to submit a Fully Developed the county. I encourage a phone Claim directly to the VA in Fargo call befbre a long trip. The office and have a claim decision in one to does have a dedicated cell phone three weeks. That timeframe was that can be called at any time as something of science fiction to needed: 701-331-1700. It has most, but the new initiative did texting capability and the office indeed work in the veteran's favor does have a Facebook page to help when done correctly. I was very keep area Veterans informed of proud when I could submit a what is happening in the office and proper claim for my clients and get at the VA. them a fast, accurate decision. I am thankful for the I have many altruistic ideas that opportunity to serve once again at I would like to implement over the the Walsh County Veterans Service next calendar year. I intend to Office. Jack Karas finished third with 2,421 votes. The one other Walsh County race on the ballot had no candidate list- !ed -- the position of was Walsh County Soil Conservation district supervisor. As Election Day ap- proached, Justin Zahradka of Law- ton began to campaign as a write- in possibility. There were 281 write-in votes cast. Zahradka finished the race with the 54 votes to become the newest Walsh County Soil Conservation district supervisol: District 10 elections The District 10 state senate race went to Republican newcomer Janne Myrdal of Edinburg who entered the race following the an- notmcement from Joe Miller of Park River that he would not be seeking reelection. After a hotly con- tested primary race Myrdal came out on top and took the general elec- tion with nearly 64 percent of the vote. ' With all precincts reporting, the .Secretary of State election results put Myrdal at 4,238 votes, democ- rat Quentin Wenzel at 2,352 votes 1 went to Lonnie W. Olson with 15,964 votes, 55.80 percent of the vote, Jim Wang received 12,549, 43.86 percent of the vote. There were 96 write-in votes. Judge of the District Court No. 5 went to Laurie A. Fontaine. She ran unopposed, receiving 25,549 votes and 99:20 percent of the vote. There were 209 write-in votes. Statewide elections Statewide elections were met with a strong republican represen- tation. Republican Doug Burgum was named governor-elect with his lieu- tenant governor, Brent Sanford (76.51 percent). Republican in- cumbems John Hoeven (78.47 per- cent) and Kevin Cramer (69.12 percent) will be returning to Con- gress. Also elected to office were re- publicans Josh Gallion, state audi- tor; Kelly L. Schmidt, state treas- urer; Jon Godfread, insurance comr missioner; and Julie Fedorchak, public service commissioner. Su- perintendent of Public Instruction *and 47 write-in votes. Kirsten Baesler also was elected to ; Joining Myrdal in Bisrfiarck another term. Shewon with nearly from District 10 will be incumbents 75 percent of the vote. in the" state representative race, David Monson and Chuck Damschen. Out of 11,584 votes, Monson received 4,241 votes; Damschen received 3,726, democ- rat Elsie Blair Magnus received 1,937 votes; and democrat Daryl Passa received 1,606, There were 14 write-in votes. In Walsh Cotmty 348,891 ballots were cast out of a total of 570,955 eligible voters. Northeast judicial races Judge of the District Court No. Statewide issues included five ballot measures. Measure 1 passed requiring state legislators to live in the district that they represent. Measure 2 passed allowing alloca- tion of some extraction tax revenue to schools, Measure 3, dubbed Marsy's Law, passed expanding the rights of crime victhns. Meas- ure 4, which would have increased the tax on tobacco products, did not pass. Measure 5 passed allowing North Dakotans access to medical marijuana. What are you celebrating? Email wcpress@polarcomm com or call 701-284-6333. Charges apply for open house invitations. t ELECTRIC LTD. 65 Years of exceptional service - with many third generation customers. 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