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DECEMBER 11, 2013 THE PRESS PAGE 5 BISMARCK, N.D. Sena- "Today is an important andmarck. The unit specializes in tot John Hoeven joined the Bis- proud day for the State of North planning, coordinating and issu- marck community on Dec. 7,Dakota as we welcome home the ing contracts for supplies and during two separate ceremonies 1919th Contingency Contracting services needed to support other held to honor members of the Team and prepare for the deploy- U.S. forces serving in the region North Dakota Army Nationalment of the 814th Medical Com- as well as civilian organizations, Guard's 1919th Contingencypany," said Hoeven. "Both of in-country contractors and other Contracting Team (CCT) and the these units are comprised of foreign businesses. 814th Medical Company (Area highly skilled, disciplined sol- The 814th Medical Company Support). A freedom salute cere- diers, and we are grateful to each is based out of Bismarck with a mony was held to welcome the one, as well as their families, for 1919th CCT unit home following the sacrifices they make defend- detachment in Grand Forks. Ap- its deployment to Afghanistan in ing our nation's freedoms. They proximately 65 Soldiers make up support of Operation Enduring represent the very best of our the unit that will deploy to Freedom A separate send-off country, and we are proud and Afghanistan early next year to ceremony was held for the 814th thankful for the work these units provide emergency trauma serv- Medical Company as the unit are doing on behalf of our state me and operate troop medical prepares to deploy to and country." clinics. This will be the unit's first Afghanistan in support of Opera- The 1919th Contracting Team mobilization in support of the tion Enduring Freedom Soldiers are based out of Bis- GlobaiWar on Terrorism. Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to meet Dec. 16 BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Fargo - Southeast Human on the Diagnostic and Statistical Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Service Center, 2624 Ninth Ave. Manual of Mental Disorders Force will meet Mon Dec. 16, S Red River Room (DSM-5) changes related to 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 Graflon - Life Skills and Autism and the Support Autism p.m. (Central Time) using 10 Transition Center (formerly De- in North Dakota grant from the video conference sites located in velopmental Center), 701 W. North Dakota Center for Persons North Dakota Sixth St Conference Center West with Disabilities at Minot State The public is invited to partic- Grand Forks - Northeast University. There will also be ipate in the meeting from these 1o- Human Service Center, 151 S. Autism-related updates from the cations: Fourth St Ste. 401, Meeting N.D. Department of Public In- " Bismarck- N.D. Department Room 5E of Human Services' Mental Jamestown (two locations)- struction, N.D. Department of Health and Substance AbuseSouth Central Human Service Health, and N.D. Department of Services Division, Prairie Hills Center, 520 Third St. N.W Con- Human Services, and discussion Plaza, 1237 W. Divide Ave Ste. ference Room 124 and N.D. State on public comment procedures. 1C, Prairie Rose Room Hospital, 2605 Circle Dr Con- An agenda is online at . Devils Lake - Lake Region ference Room 320 Human Service Center, 200 Minot - Minot State Univer- tice/index.html. Highway 2 S.W East Confer- sity, 500 University Ave. W Me- Individuals with disabilities ence Room morial Hall, Room 207 who need accommodations can Dickinson - Badlands Human - Williston - Northwest Human contact Julie Huwe at 701-328- Service Center, 300 13thAve.W Service Center, 316 SecondAve. 8920, toll fi'ee 800-755-2719, ND Ste. 1, Basemem' General Staff W Conference RoomA200 Relay TTY 800-366-6888, or Conference Room Agenda items include updates f Above: Kaye Novak, (I-r) Mary Ralston and Lori Ternquist sang beautiful Christmas songs at Altru's Hospice annual Tree of Light Memorial ceremony at the Park River ambulance building. Right: The lights on the tree shine brightly for our loved ones at the Park River Tree of Light Ceremony. Patsy Helland is over- come with emotion as her daughters name, Dawn Hell is read during the cere- mony. Dawn passed away from cancer on Oct. 18th of this year. Photos: Larry Biri -.% BISMARCK, N.D. -- Low-in- go to and a licensed insurance agent or bro- for Medicare or Supplemental Se- come North Dakotans can now use their desktop or laptop com- ker. Federally-approved applica- curity Income. Qualifying income apply for the state's new Medicaid puter to download, complete, tion assisters called Navigators information is online at Expansion health care coverage save, and submit the tillable PDF and Certified Application Coun- .; by calling toll free 1-855-794- form. The form cannot be com- selors can helppeopte seeking'p/t- on 7308 and providing the requested =,plete4 and submitted on mobile,Vate insurance coverage through North Dakota lawmakers aD -' ' ' ,-- r- information, devices such as tablets andsmart- ' the federal marketplace. Their n'roved the expansion of Medmald" " The N.D. Department of phones Paper applications are contact intbrrnation is on theWeb -. - aurmg me zot. Lemsmuve As- at h s-//localhel healthcare OV slon or contact the u uepart Human Services has contracted available through the department ttp . p. "g semblv There is no deadline to with Automated Health Systems and at any county social service Medicaid Expansion coverage, apply mr wectlcam coverage (AHS) to handle telephone appli- offices Contact information is on- is dltterent than l, ortn uaKota s . for lnlormauon at)out me lvleo- cations for the Medicaid Expan- line at traaltlona Vmalcam coverage mat lCald lzxpanslon, visit sion coverage that becomestions/countysocialserv, serves quanrylng row-income . www nd gov/dhs/medlcaidexpan- available January 1, 2014. The Applicants will be notified chddren, their adult careg]vers, . . company's call center is assisting about their eligibility after their pregnant women, and individuals .- . - North Dakota by confidentially application is processed. Those with disabilities including the ment of Human Services Medmal entering application information who do not qualify for traditional aged and blind. Expanded Medi- Services Division at 600 East and processingeligibilitydetermi- Medicaid coverage or Medicaid caid is available to a broader Boulevard Avenue- Dept. 325, nations. Expansion coverage will need to group of individuals under the age Bismarck, ND 58505, (701) 328- North Dakotans can also apply explore private coverage options of 65 with household incomes up 2321, toll-free (877) 543-7669, online or by paper application. To through the Federal Health Insur- to 138 percent of the Federal ND Relay TTY (800) 366-6888, appl y online, individuals should ance Marketplace or by consulting Poverty Level, who do not qualify or e-mail Travelers advised of ice and black ice on compacted roadways GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The of black ice on roadways Black North Dakota Department of ice forms when emperatures drop Transportation warns the public rapidly and any moisture on the with the below zero temperatures road freezes into a smooth, nearly North Dakota is experiencing, trav- elers need to be aware that corn- invisible slippery surface. This thin pacted ice and black ice may be layer of ice is very hard for mo- torists to detect, so drivers need to encountered on roadways across be especially vigilant in looking for the state. Some areas have recently expe- changes in a road's surface that rienced freezing rain andsnow, may affect traction. In addition, ice along with blowing and drifting can form from moisture being snow. This is creating areas of scat- tracked onto roadways by vehicles tered, compacted ice and making and from vehicles exhaust sys- travel difficult on some roadways tems. and bridges. Crews are working to Motorists are urged to remain improve road conditions, however cautious as you travel, even when de-icers are less effective in ex- tremely cold temperatures. Main- road conditions appear to be in tenance crews are limited to apply- ing abrasive material such as sand to provide temporary traction and using eqmpment to scrape the ice and compacted snow. Motorists should also be aware good condition Do not use cruise control and stay informed about road conditions by dialing '511' or visit the website at for the most up- to-date information available wcpress @ p01arc0mm.c0m P.O. Box 49 Park River, ND 58270 WALSH COUNTY FARMLAND FOR SALE KENSINGTON TOWNSHIP Joanne L. Olson offers for sale the following described farmland: Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) of Section Four (4), Township one Hundred Fifty-seven North (157N), Range Fifty-five West (55W) (99.67 tillable acres more or less) (39.1 acres in CRP expires 2020) Written Bids will be received at the Law office of Wes R. Welch, 201 Briggs Avenue South, Park River, North Dakota 58270, 10:00 AM, Wednesday December 18, 2013. Bids will be opened at that time and place. Serious written bidders will be invited to remain and participate in oral bid- ding. The right is reserved tO waive irregularities and to re- ject any or all bids. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price will bedue upon acceptance of bid. Please submit written bids by clearly identifying Olson land- sale. price per parcel, NOT PER ACRE. We accept bids hand delivered, mailed or faxed. For Bidding Instructions and Land Details Contact: Wes R. Welch, PC 201 Briggs Ave. S PO Box 107 Park River, ND 58270 (701)284-7833 Fax 701-284-7832 Do you want your news noticed? Confact The Press: (701) 284-6333 ~2 ,-:: -'? ::: ,?,'