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COMMUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 Page 5 :::: ,4e&apos;cA v/o 0000'ing t00urag00o00 on Donate l00nor Sabbath November ...... By,Miehaela Misialek ADAMS, -N,D:  As I remember my beau- tiful energtie'l 5 year old daughter, Kelsey Mae Misialek, during "Donate Life Donor Sabbath November," it doesn't take long for me to have asmileon my fac, Kelsey was a type of per- son that gut others first, paid it forward and gave 1 t 0% in anything that she did. Kelsey was wit- ty, IQved,ountryrnusic, hunting, and her Ford truck but most importantly she had a dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. :It's beert almost 2 years since Keisey was taken, from us,. The,pain of losing a child nev- er goes away; you have waves of good days and bad: Sometimes you feel thankful, sad, happy, scaw, ed, nSxy and at pece all nt the same time. It's dmingthcse tiraes when I try to remember what Kelsey was,all about and how she gave the gifoflife toio maw people. I'm honored and very proud that Kelsey chose at the age of 15 to become an organ donor. She was well informed and wanted to, help others even in her death, nev- er,ttiinking, how, quickly that day would come. Ketsey may h,ve died June 26, 2012 at a young agof l&years old but on June 28, 2012 she gave thgift of life to 60-100 people, of which we have.the personal stories of 4 recip- ient, ](e]y,bemge donor gives her death a pur- pose .tqher short life. She has shown me and ousandofothers how precious life is and when one door c!9s an entire new world opens up. For this [ am blessed. Our family has grown m leaps, an ounds,because of the sacrifice Ke!sey gave. I won't deny, the pain can be over- wh,!ming,aqd can ,turn our world upside down as thi is o nw !ife as grieving parents. We are, till lmmg 0tr "new normal" and we trust in Gqdto find our way in the trenches of grief. Our family cherishes the past, lives for today and Photo: Submitted Above: Kelsey Mae Misialek finds courage for tomorrow as many of the donor recipients do on a daily basis. We are honored to know that Kelsey lives on in others through her organ, eye and tissue donations. Kelsey has saved a 49 yr. old man that is married and has 4 children; he was on the waiting list for a year and half. As.well as a 62 yr. old woman that is married and has retired, she was on the waiting list for over 2 years. Kelsey has also saved a 3 yr. old little boy that is now 5 years old; he has a twin brother that also received a transplant from another donor. His family reports they are both doing very well. Kelsey gave the gift of life to a 50 yr. old single morn of 3. She was on the waiting list for over 3 years and very ill. She states her goals are to get well, to finish college and to enjoy watching her children grow up. These are true miracles and I know Kelsey is very proud of her legacy. As November is known for "thanksgiving" and reflecting on giving to Others, I hope that you will pray about becoming a donor or at least have the conversation with your family members about your decision to be or not to be a donor. It's the unknown that leaves family members in turmoil of what their loved one would want. I want to share with you just a few important reasons to become a designated donor. 1 .) Over 110,000 people are waiting across the US for an organ transplant 2.) 18 people die each day waiting for a transplant 3.) Every 12 minute00 .a new n.ame ig added to the waiting list 4.) There is no age limit and no cost to the donor families 5.) Many families haven't discussed whether to be a donor or not and many families are left with a difficult decision 6.) You can still become a donor if you have had cancer or another serious illness 7.) You can still have a traditional funeral 8.) It is possible for one person to save over 60 people If you choose to become an organ, eye and tissue donor you can simply check the donor box when you renew your ND driver's license or log onto www.donatelifend.org to become a desig- nated donor. It's that simple. As Kelsey would say "life is short, live it, don't waste it!" Editor's Note: Misialek of Adams, N.D., is the CEO & Founder of Kelsey's Courage Scholar- ship Non-Profit Organization, Donate Life Am- bassador, and Advocate for Grieving Parents & Private Site Creator. ..... : d d 00erMeasure: 1: Precise language nee e ' By Curtis Olafson EDINBURG; N.D. -- It was in- teresting, and at the same time, very fi'Usgting.to., watch the,heated and Sgtyotablodebam;ovor, Measure '' "" 1.'"'.,I ..,.,s{!y " frfistratmg"' .... + ..... be -; cause it was a debate that could eas- ily.have been avoided. I am not writ- ing to dwell on the past and spec- Mate on xrdyat ught about the de- feat of Me'aire I . I im' writing tO respectfully suggto North Dako- ta citizens and esorcially to the sup- po,%"! 1, that there is a btttl t a y! 'forward, The supporters of Measure 1 said that the'Rrpgsrfthe measure was to prevent activt judges from rul- ing that, under 6 slate constitution, an;.jndiv;luat h0s a right to an abortion. That is a laudable goal, and one with which I wholeheartedly agree. In fact, in February of 2012, i .kedth_e Nqh Dakota_Legisla- spIfidt.this ved',Ssue.,;..":;' . hg lai{guag  6fthe amerid; ment I proposed was markedly different from the language of Measure 1. My proposed amend- ment said, "Nothing in this consti- tution may be construed to grant or secure any right miming to abortion or the funding of an abortion." The language is simple and precise, and it is difficult, if not impossible, to misconstrue. It would accomplish what the proponents of Measure 1 stated to be their mission. Howev- rer, unlile Measure 1, this language would not open the door for oppo- nents to claim (rightly or wrongly) that the amendment would interfere with in vitro fertilization, life-sav- rectNeS; becaiase plainly and sim- ply it would have no effect what- soever on any of those areas of health care. Even those who am pro-choice should not be concerned about this amendment, and hem's why. The net effect of the adoption of this amendment would be that the North Dakota Legislature would retain the authority, within the limits set by the United States Supreme Court, to regulate abortion, rather than hav- ing that power vested in the hands of just one judge. Regardless of whether one is pro-life or pro- choice, it is important to understand that the heavy hand of judicial ac- l favor of, or an issue. .... : i: ?: ,:.!t, It is unfortunate that the pro-life community in North Dakota was so deeply divided by the heated debate over Measure 1. It was a debate that did not need to happen. It is time that we set aside the conflict ofth$ past, and reunite to move forwar in a positive way. Editor's Note: Olafson, of Ed- inburg, N.D., represented District 10 in the North Dakota State Senate from 2006 to 2012. He served as the Hce-Chairman of the Senate Ju- diciary Committee for three leg- islative sessions. f0i  an esfiateone-fifth of deaths in the Unit- ed Stales each'year. Bhlregeh shows that quitting, even after agd 65; #atly reduces your risk of heart disease, strrk,an4, osteoporosis and many other dis- eas[s. It J lo helps you breathe easier, smell and taste ford br,not to mention saves you quite a bit:ofmSney.  $5 pack-a-day smoker, for ex- ample, aves abtu't $150 after one month with- out cigarrtt, and%ore than $1,800 after one year. .... "'! ' - ' ,+l ,= a!: ,;'i "FlOw tO'Quif" .The. first sep yoh' need to take is to set a "quit da"' bt've yotelf a few weeks to get ready. D'urin'thattie'you may want to start by re- duint'ngmber or the strength of cigarettes }o' u,solto brii ! weaning yourself. Also check od{ bver-{hedbuntinicotine replacement prod- - ,. '. i'lE.'. uds 7,patch,s gnrnvand lozenges - to help curb your mvgt'And just prior to your quit day get rid[of a!l mgarettes and ashtrays in your home, f r i < " f 00000!iu want news noticed? i0ntict The Preis:i701)284.6333 Monday, December 8, 20 Your goes here! Call 284,6333 today {or rates. AGRICULTURAL DRAIN TILING Surface and subsurface water problems? ;)Call ,n[truction I or local qoality service! IdO:od ra;oage:'can improve field .ope,raion an production, ireue i{,f'o!;Fr6p loss, maxi- .MD..,net rgturn'  and much more. Now scheduling. ....... or enil Dub.Construction@gmail.com ill i i ii l]l ....  ......................... car, and place of work, and try to clean up and even spray air freshener. The smell of smoke can be a powerful trigger. Get Help Studies have shown that you have a much bet- ter chance of quitting if you have help. So tell your friends, family, and coworkers of your plan to quit. Others knowing can be a helpful reminder and motivator. Then get some counseling. Don't go it alone. Start by contacting your doctor about smoking cessation counseling covered by Medicare, and find out about the prescription antismoking drugs that can help reduce your nicotine craving. You can also get free one-on-one telephone counseling and referrals to local smoking ces- sation programs through your state quit line at 800-QUIT-NOW, or call the National Cancer In- stitute free smoking quit line at 877-44U-QUIT. It's also important to identify and write down the times and situations you're most likely to smoke and make a list of things you can do to replace it or distract yourself. Some helpful sug- gestions when the smoking urge arises are to call a friend or one of the free quit lines, keep your mouth occupied with some sugar-free gum, sun- flower seeds, carrots, fruit or hard candy, go for a walk, read a magazine, listen to music or take a hot bath. The intense urge to smoke lasts about three to five minutes, so do what you can to wait it out. It's also wise to avoid drinking alcohol and steer clear of other smokers while you're trying to quit. Both can trigger powerful urges to smoke. For more tips on how to quit, including man- aging your cravings, withdrawal symptoms and what to do if you relapse, visit smokefree.gov and nihseniorhealth.gov/quittingsmoking. If you're a smartphone user, there are also a number ofapps that can help like LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach, Cessation Nation and Quit It Lite. Send your senior questions to." Savvy Senior, PO. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySeniororg. Jim Miller is a con- tributor to the NBC Today show and author of "The Savvy Sen- ior" book Positions available HELP WANTED: NORTH STAR COOP IN PARK RIVER IS LOOKING FOR PART-TIME HELP AT THE COUNTER. MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD. NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS. INCREASED PAY INCENTIVE FOR NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS. TO APPLY STOP IN THE STORE AND TALK TO DUANE. HELP WANTED: NORTH STAR COOP IN PARK RIVER IS LOOKING FOR PART-TIME HELP IN THE KITCHEN. NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS. INCREASED PAY INCENTIVE FOR NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS. TO APPLY STOP IN THE STORE AND TALK TO DUANE. 00_N0rth ..... < Great American " Sm.okeout emphasl00s need for tobacco prevention GRAFTON, N.D. -- The 39th annual Great American Smokeout, which will take place on Nov. 20, en- courages everyone to lead tobacco- flee lives to prevent tobacco-relat- ed diseases and improve overall health and quality of life. The event is traditionally aimed at getting smokers to quit, but Walsh County Health District and the North Dako- ta Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy (the Center) are using the opportunity educate on the best ways to prevent tobacco use among our kids. Tobacco prevention efforts are more important than ever because to- bacco companies are finding new ways to market their products to youth, which increase s youth rates of tobacco use. According to the 2014 Sgeon General's Report, "Advertising and promotional activities by the tobacco companies cause the onset and con- tinuation of smoking among ado- lescents and young adults." Tobac- co companies frequently use bright- ly-colored packaging and fruit-fla- vored tobacco products that look and taste like candy to entice kids to try tobacco. "The number of fruit- or candy- flavored tobacco products has sky- rocketed in recent years specifical- ly because they appeal to children," said Stacy Langen, RN with Walsh County Health District. "That's why we focus on prevention, espe- cially at a young age. We want our kids to be smarter than the tobacco companies' marketing ploys." Another effective way to reduce youth smoking is to increase the price of tobacco products. Accord- ing to the 2014 Surgeon General's Report, "increases in the prices of to- bacco, including those resulting from excise tax increases.., reduce the prevalence and intensity of to- bacco use among youth and adults." In an attempt to keep prices low, tobacco companies use special dis- counts and promotions that make their products cheap to buy. Tobac- co companies also make sure their addictive producis are phced in highly visible areas that appeal to youth, such as near candy displays or at the checkout counter. "Tobacco companies are using whatever tricks they can to get kids to try their products," said Jeanne Prom, executive director for the Center. "Tobacco is big business and the industry works hard to replace the thousands of customers who die each year." Prom noted that tobacco pre- vention programs are essential in keeping the next generation tobac- co free. "Nearly nine out of ten smokers had their first cigarette before age 18. That means if we can keep our kids tobacco free before age 18, most will never start to use tobacco," Prom said. To learn more about tobacco prevention contact Walsh Cotmty Health District at 701.352.5139 or visit www.bmathend.com. I This property features 320 acres to be sold in two parcels. This is excellent Red River Valley cropland with strong cropping history and Soil Productivity Indexes of 89.] and 87.6! Parcel 2 includes an old farmstead with electricity on the property, quonset, pole barn, and garage. Great location near St. Thomas, NDI Parcel 1: Acres: 160 +/- I Legah SE 13-160-53 Cropland: 160 +/- Soil PI of 87.6! Parcel 2: Acres: 160 +/- Legal: NWV, 20-160-52 Cropland: 146.11 +/- Soil PI of 89.1! Bob Pifer - 701.371.8538 ....... bob@pifers.<om Office: 722 Demers Ave East Grand Forks, MN 89th St. NE : 3 !i 84th St. NE 1i. 'S www.pifers.com 877.700.4099 COMMUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 Page 5 :::: ,4e'cA v/o 0000'ing t00urag00o00 on Donate l00nor Sabbath November ...... By,Miehaela Misialek ADAMS, -N,D:  As I remember my beau- tiful energtie'l 5 year old daughter, Kelsey Mae Misialek, during "Donate Life Donor Sabbath November," it doesn't take long for me to have asmileon my fac, Kelsey was a type of per- son that gut others first, paid it forward and gave 1 t 0% in anything that she did. Kelsey was wit- ty, IQved,ountryrnusic, hunting, and her Ford truck but most importantly she had a dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. :It's beert almost 2 years since Keisey was taken, from us,. The,pain of losing a child nev- er goes away; you have waves of good days and bad: Sometimes you feel thankful, sad, happy, scaw, ed, nSxy and at pece all nt the same time. It's dmingthcse tiraes when I try to remember what Kelsey was,all about and how she gave the gifoflife toio maw people. I'm honored and very proud that Kelsey chose at the age of 15 to become an organ donor. She was well informed and wanted to, help others even in her death, nev- er,ttiinking, how, quickly that day would come. Ketsey may h,ve died June 26, 2012 at a young agof l&years old but on June 28, 2012 she gave thgift of life to 60-100 people, of which we have.the personal stories of 4 recip- ient, ](e]y,bemge donor gives her death a pur- pose .tqher short life. She has shown me and ousandofothers how precious life is and when one door c!9s an entire new world opens up. For this [ am blessed. Our family has grown m leaps, an ounds,because of the sacrifice Ke!sey gave. I won't deny, the pain can be over- wh,!ming,aqd can ,turn our world upside down as thi is o nw !ife as grieving parents. We are, till lmmg 0tr "new normal" and we trust in Gqdto find our way in the trenches of grief. Our family cherishes the past, lives for today and Photo: Submitted Above: Kelsey Mae Misialek finds courage for tomorrow as many of the donor recipients do on a daily basis. We are honored to know that Kelsey lives on in others through her organ, eye and tissue donations. Kelsey has saved a 49 yr. old man that is married and has 4 children; he was on the waiting list for a year and half. As.well as a 62 yr. old woman that is married and has retired, she was on the waiting list for over 2 years. Kelsey has also saved a 3 yr. old little boy that is now 5 years old; he has a twin brother that also received a transplant from another donor. His family reports they are both doing very well. Kelsey gave the gift of life to a 50 yr. old single morn of 3. She was on the waiting list for over 3 years and very ill. She states her goals are to get well, to finish college and to enjoy watching her children grow up. These are true miracles and I know Kelsey is very proud of her legacy. As November is known for "thanksgiving" and reflecting on giving to Others, I hope that you will pray about becoming a donor or at least have the conversation with your family members about your decision to be or not to be a donor. It's the unknown that leaves family members in turmoil of what their loved one would want. I want to share with you just a few important reasons to become a designated donor. 1 .) Over 110,000 people are waiting across the US for an organ transplant 2.) 18 people die each day waiting for a transplant 3.) Every 12 minute00 .a new n.ame ig added to the waiting list 4.) There is no age limit and no cost to the donor families 5.) Many families haven't discussed whether to be a donor or not and many families are left with a difficult decision 6.) You can still become a donor if you have had cancer or another serious illness 7.) You can still have a traditional funeral 8.) It is possible for one person to save over 60 people If you choose to become an organ, eye and tissue donor you can simply check the donor box when you renew your ND driver's license or log onto www.donatelifend.org to become a desig- nated donor. It's that simple. As Kelsey would say "life is short, live it, don't waste it!" Editor's Note: Misialek of Adams, N.D., is the CEO & Founder of Kelsey's Courage Scholar- ship Non-Profit Organization, Donate Life Am- bassador, and Advocate for Grieving Parents & Private Site Creator. ..... : d d 00erMeasure: 1: Precise language nee e ' By Curtis Olafson EDINBURG; N.D. -- It was in- teresting, and at the same time, very fi'Usgting.to., watch the,heated and Sgtyotablodebam;ovor, Measure '' "" 1.'"'.,I ..,.,s{!y " frfistratmg"' .... + ..... be -; cause it was a debate that could eas- ily.have been avoided. I am not writ- ing to dwell on the past and spec- Mate on xrdyat ught about the de- feat of Me'aire I . I im' writing tO respectfully suggto North Dako- ta citizens and esorcially to the sup- po,%"! 1, that there is a btttl t a y! 'forward, The supporters of Measure 1 said that the'Rrpgsrfthe measure was to prevent activt judges from rul- ing that, under 6 slate constitution, an;.jndiv;luat h0s a right to an abortion. That is a laudable goal, and one with which I wholeheartedly agree. In fact, in February of 2012, i .kedth_e Nqh Dakota_Legisla- spIfidt.this ved',Ssue.,;..":;' . hg lai{guag  6fthe amerid; ment I proposed was markedly different from the language of Measure 1. My proposed amend- ment said, "Nothing in this consti- tution may be construed to grant or secure any right miming to abortion or the funding of an abortion." The language is simple and precise, and it is difficult, if not impossible, to misconstrue. It would accomplish what the proponents of Measure 1 stated to be their mission. Howev- rer, unlile Measure 1, this language would not open the door for oppo- nents to claim (rightly or wrongly) that the amendment would interfere with in vitro fertilization, life-sav- rectNeS; becaiase plainly and sim- ply it would have no effect what- soever on any of those areas of health care. Even those who am pro-choice should not be concerned about this amendment, and hem's why. The net effect of the adoption of this amendment would be that the North Dakota Legislature would retain the authority, within the limits set by the United States Supreme Court, to regulate abortion, rather than hav- ing that power vested in the hands of just one judge. Regardless of whether one is pro-life or pro- choice, it is important to understand that the heavy hand of judicial ac- l favor of, or an issue. .... : i: ?: ,:.!t, It is unfortunate that the pro-life community in North Dakota was so deeply divided by the heated debate over Measure 1. It was a debate that did not need to happen. It is time that we set aside the conflict ofth$ past, and reunite to move forwar in a positive way. Editor's Note: Olafson, of Ed- inburg, N.D., represented District 10 in the North Dakota State Senate from 2006 to 2012. He served as the Hce-Chairman of the Senate Ju- diciary Committee for three leg- islative sessions. f0i  an esfiateone-fifth of deaths in the Unit- ed Stales each'year. Bhlregeh shows that quitting, even after agd 65; #atly reduces your risk of heart disease, strrk,an4, osteoporosis and many other dis- eas[s. It J lo helps you breathe easier, smell and taste ford br,not to mention saves you quite a bit:ofmSney.  $5 pack-a-day smoker, for ex- ample, aves abtu't $150 after one month with- out cigarrtt, and%ore than $1,800 after one year. .... "'! ' - ' ,+l ,= a!: ,;'i "FlOw tO'Quif" .The. first sep yoh' need to take is to set a "quit da"' bt've yotelf a few weeks to get ready. D'urin'thattie'you may want to start by re- duint'ngmber or the strength of cigarettes }o' u,solto brii ! weaning yourself. Also check od{ bver-{hedbuntinicotine replacement prod- - ,. '. i'lE.'. uds 7,patch,s gnrnvand lozenges - to help curb your mvgt'And just prior to your quit day get rid[of a!l mgarettes and ashtrays in your home, f r i < " f 00000!iu want news noticed? i0ntict The Preis:i701)284.6333 Monday, December 8, 20 Your goes here! Call 284,6333 today {or rates. AGRICULTURAL DRAIN TILING Surface and subsurface water problems? ;)Call ,n[truction I or local qoality service! IdO:od ra;oage:'can improve field .ope,raion an production, ireue i{,f'o!;Fr6p loss, maxi- .MD..,net rgturn'  and much more. Now scheduling. ....... or enil Dub.Construction@gmail.com ill i i ii l]l ....  ......................... car, and place of work, and try to clean up and even spray air freshener. The smell of smoke can be a powerful trigger. Get Help Studies have shown that you have a much bet- ter chance of quitting if you have help. So tell your friends, family, and coworkers of your plan to quit. Others knowing can be a helpful reminder and motivator. Then get some counseling. Don't go it alone. Start by contacting your doctor about smoking cessation counseling covered by Medicare, and find out about the prescription antismoking drugs that can help reduce your nicotine craving. You can also get free one-on-one telephone counseling and referrals to local smoking ces- sation programs through your state quit line at 800-QUIT-NOW, or call the National Cancer In- stitute free smoking quit line at 877-44U-QUIT. It's also important to identify and write down the times and situations you're most likely to smoke and make a list of things you can do to replace it or distract yourself. Some helpful sug- gestions when the smoking urge arises are to call a friend or one of the free quit lines, keep your mouth occupied with some sugar-free gum, sun- flower seeds, carrots, fruit or hard candy, go for a walk, read a magazine, listen to music or take a hot bath. The intense urge to smoke lasts about three to five minutes, so do what you can to wait it out. It's also wise to avoid drinking alcohol and steer clear of other smokers while you're trying to quit. Both can trigger powerful urges to smoke. For more tips on how to quit, including man- aging your cravings, withdrawal symptoms and what to do if you relapse, visit smokefree.gov and nihseniorhealth.gov/quittingsmoking. If you're a smartphone user, there are also a number ofapps that can help like LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach, Cessation Nation and Quit It Lite. Send your senior questions to." Savvy Senior, PO. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySeniororg. Jim Miller is a con- tributor to the NBC Today show and author of "The Savvy Sen- ior" book Positions available HELP WANTED: NORTH STAR COOP IN PARK RIVER IS LOOKING FOR PART-TIME HELP AT THE COUNTER. MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD. NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS. INCREASED PAY INCENTIVE FOR NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS. TO APPLY STOP IN THE STORE AND TALK TO DUANE. HELP WANTED: NORTH STAR COOP IN PARK RIVER IS LOOKING FOR PART-TIME HELP IN THE KITCHEN. NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS. INCREASED PAY INCENTIVE FOR NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS. TO APPLY STOP IN THE STORE AND TALK TO DUANE. 00_N0rth ..... < Great American " Sm.okeout emphasl00s need for tobacco prevention GRAFTON, N.D. -- The 39th annual Great American Smokeout, which will take place on Nov. 20, en- courages everyone to lead tobacco- flee lives to prevent tobacco-relat- ed diseases and improve overall health and quality of life. The event is traditionally aimed at getting smokers to quit, but Walsh County Health District and the North Dako- ta Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy (the Center) are using the opportunity educate on the best ways to prevent tobacco use among our kids. Tobacco prevention efforts are more important than ever because to- bacco companies are finding new ways to market their products to youth, which increase s youth rates of tobacco use. According to the 2014 Sgeon General's Report, "Advertising and promotional activities by the tobacco companies cause the onset and con- tinuation of smoking among ado- lescents and young adults." Tobac- co companies frequently use bright- ly-colored packaging and fruit-fla- vored tobacco products that look and taste like candy to entice kids to try tobacco. "The number of fruit- or candy- flavored tobacco products has sky- rocketed in recent years specifical- ly because they appeal to children," said Stacy Langen, RN with Walsh County Health District. "That's why we focus on prevention, espe- cially at a young age. We want our kids to be smarter than the tobacco companies' marketing ploys." Another effective way to reduce youth smoking is to increase the price of tobacco products. Accord- ing to the 2014 Surgeon General's Report, "increases in the prices of to- bacco, including those resulting from excise tax increases.., reduce the prevalence and intensity of to- bacco use among youth and adults." In an attempt to keep prices low, tobacco companies use special dis- counts and promotions that make their products cheap to buy. Tobac- co companies also make sure their addictive producis are phced in highly visible areas that appeal to youth, such as near candy displays or at the checkout counter. "Tobacco companies are using whatever tricks they can to get kids to try their products," said Jeanne Prom, executive director for the Center. "Tobacco is big business and the industry works hard to replace the thousands of customers who die each year." Prom noted that tobacco pre- vention programs are essential in keeping the next generation tobac- co free. "Nearly nine out of ten smokers had their first cigarette before age 18. That means if we can keep our kids tobacco free before age 18, most will never start to use tobacco," Prom said. To learn more about tobacco prevention contact Walsh Cotmty Health District at 701.352.5139 or visit www.bmathend.com. I This property features 320 acres to be sold in two parcels. This is excellent Red River Valley cropland with strong cropping history and Soil Productivity Indexes of 89.] and 87.6! Parcel 2 includes an old farmstead with electricity on the property, quonset, pole barn, and garage. Great location near St. Thomas, NDI Parcel 1: Acres: 160 +/- I Legah SE 13-160-53 Cropland: 160 +/- Soil PI of 87.6! Parcel 2: Acres: 160 +/- Legal: NWV, 20-160-52 Cropland: 146.11 +/- Soil PI of 89.1! Bob Pifer - 701.371.8538 ....... bob@pifers.<om Office: 722 Demers Ave East Grand Forks, MN 89th St. NE : 3 !i 84th St. NE 1i. 'S www.pifers.com 877.700.4099