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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 Page 3 Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are / / I proud to announce: _l LIR The annual ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Western Walsh Ministerium, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Park River Bible Camp. Pastor Paul Trenne, Interim Pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Park River, will be the speaker. Refreshments will follow, all are invited! AUTO PARTS Park River Implement 284-6316 & Insurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams - 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 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! -Walsh County Veterans Service Office The House and Senate on Tuesday November 3rd finalized a plan to squeeze $5 billion from defense spending as part of a broader budget deal that heads offpossible pay freezes and furloughs. The savings comes from lower-than-expected military fuel costs, starting the Pentagon's new long-range strategic bomber contract later, cuts in staffand contractors, and smaller increases to Army and Air National Guard operations and maintenance spending. The $5 billion in reductions will be rolled into an amended $607- billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2016, which the House plans to vote on this week. President Barack Obama vetoed an earlier version of the annual policy bill last month in a fight with Republi- cans over federal spending that had threatened military pay and ben- efits. The lion's share of the cost savings, about $1 billion, will come from falling oil prices. Energy and fuel is a top expense for the De- fense Department: Lawmakers also plan to save $230 million by a later start to the procurement contract for the long-range bomber. Last week, the DOD announced Northrup Grumman will receive the initial $35.3-billion contract for the first 21 of the classified aircraft, which is expected to begin flying in the 2020's. The spending fight in Washington pushed past the start of the new budget year at the end of September and the bomber savings is ex- pected to come from money that would not be spent because of the lost time. The cuts also will put increased pressure on personnel and con- tractors. The DOD will be required to find $435 million in savings in headquarters staffing and another $262.5 million in civilian employ- ment and contract work. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a lead architect of the NDAA, has championed reductions in staffing. The NDAA already called on the DOD to chop its headquarters, administrative and support staffby 20 percent to wring $10 billion from those areas by 2019. Many lawmakers in Congress are concerned that declining or flat defense spending is hurting the military's readiness but the deal on cuts will not allow planned boosts. The Army will get $250 million less and the Air National Guard will receive $192.6 million less in operations and maintenance money - a key area of spending that keeps them combat ready -- than what was proposed in the earlier version of the NDAA. Both will still receive money for operations and maintenance above what was requested in the White House and DOD budget, according to congressional staff. Meanwhile, a raft of new policies in the NDAA likely will remain untouched as it heads for votes in the House and Senate. The bill includes an historic reform of the military s 20-year pen- sion system, hikes in Tricare prescription copay fees, and a prohibi- tion on retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, an aging platform that is still favored by infantry. Military pensions will be overhauled into a blended system with a 401 (k)-style savings plan, which will greatly expand access to retire- ment benefits. Under the new system, all new service members would automatically have 3 percent of their pay placed into a Thrift Savings Plan account with a DOD match equal to 1 percent of their pay. : Service members nowcould opt out of the changes, which are es- timated to save about $8.1 billion in 10 years. Please call the Walsh County Veterans Service Office at 701-352- 5030 with any questions or concerns or stop by for a visit at 638 Cooper Avenue Suite 5 Grafton, Nd 58237. Thank you for your serv- ice. Source Stars and Stripes By 7'ravL~" .Z Tritten Pub//shed." November 3, 2015 Chris Kratochvil * Walsh County Veterans Service O[ficer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grq[ton By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Seniol; My .fiTther died several years ago, at the age of 76, fi'om a stom- ach aneurysm, which now has' me wondering. What are my risk fac- tors of getting this, and what can I do to protect myselj, as I get older? Just Turned 60 aorta, the weak area bulges like a balloon and can burst if it gets too big, causing life-threatening inter- nal bleeding. In fact, nearly 80 per- cent of AAAs that rupture are fatal, but the good news is that more than nine out of 10 that are detected ear- ly are treatable. 2 .i jim Kirsten Hurtt and Joshua Lien, along with their parents Tim and Nao- mi Hurtt and Richard and Cindy Lien all of Hoople, ND are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Kirsten is a 2006 graduate of Valley High School of Hoople and a 2010 graduate of UND with a bachelors degree in nursing. She is em- ployed by Altru out of Grand Forks as a registered nurse. Josh is a 2004 graduate of Park River High School and a 2009 graduate of NDSU with an Accountancy degree. He is employed by the Mortenson & Rygh CPA firm out of Park River, ND as a CPA and also farms with his family near Hoople. The couple will be united in marriage on November 28th at the Cal- vary Lutheran Church of Bemidji, MN and will make their home on the farm in rural Hoople, ND. Please celebrate with us at her Open House on Sat., Nov. 28th from 2-4 p.m. at the Adams City Auditorium Everyone Welcome/ Call "Where Quality is Standard" RESIDENTIAL & COI MERCIAL NEW WORK OR REMODEL EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE IOI-IB I-lilt Scott Wedel, Owner s a electric. 14@gmail .com 6625145 Ave. NE Graflon, ND Call Kati _ -800-366-6888 Dear 60, Stomach aneurysms, also known as "abdominal aortic aneurysms," are very dangerous and the third leading cause of death in men over 60. They also tend to run in fami- lies, so having had a parent with this condition makes you much more vulnerable yourself. An abdominal aortic aneurysm (or AAA) is a weak area in the low- er portion of the aorta, which is the major artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. As blood flows through the Who's At Risk? Around 200,000 people are di- agnosed with AAAs each year, but estimates suggest that another 2 million people may have it but not realize it. The factors that can put you at increased risk are: Smoking: Ninety percent of people with an AAA smoke or have smoked. This is the number one risk factor and one you can Savvy Cone page 5 Do you want your news noticed? Do you or your grou ha, e a stoYy to-tell.; Contact The Press: (701) 284-6333 Communication Specialist Needed: Communication Specialist (911 Dispatcher): $2,588.00-$3,740/month, plus benefits. This individual will serve as a communication link with all emergency responders; will monitor and operate a variety of communications equipment; and will assist the public with all emergency communication related needs. Requires equivalency to completion of twelfth grade and a clear criminal background history. General experience dealing with the public in a service environment is desirable. Contact Grafton Job Service for testing requirements, application, and additional information located at 927 West 12th Street, Grafton, ND 58237. Position open until filled. 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 Ye Olde Medicine Center Park River- 701-284-7676 Drayton- 701-454-3831