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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 17 2014 Page 3 GRAFTON VValsh County Spotlight The merchants below are J proud to announce: Crazy Christmas Sweaters for a Cause Day, Park River Pull out your colorful Christmas sweaters and helAo get kids excited about readin ! Friday, uec 19 Park RiverArea Schoo ; encouraging your business and office to take part in their annual Crazy Christmas Sweaters For A Cause fundraiser. Funds go to support an amazing program in our community called Imagination Library that mails a free book each month to every child in our school district from birth to age five. Suggested $10/person or free will or sponsor a child for the year for $25. RSVP to ", (;(x>:t .0]-|.. S;:iari tan. 301 Park ,River County Road 12B 284-7115 [  Park River Implement 284-631 6 Bank&lnsurance 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 284-7221 Jim's $.per Vain 284-6433 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! Eleclr00" "Where Quality is Standard" RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL NEW WORK OR REMODEL EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE Call 10 t -3 3 t - 1 519 Scott Wedel, Owner saelectric. Veterans Ave. S,-Park River, ND a FOR THE TROOPS -Valsh County Veterans Service Office How can I qualify for hearing aids from the U.S. Department of Vet- erans Affairs (VA)? You may receive free heating aids from the VA if you have a service- connected disability rating for hearing loss or tinnitus. You may also be eligible for hearing aids if you are drawing compensation from the VA for any disability, although a co-payment may apply. The state also has a grant program that can help low-income veterans pay for hearing aids, although this program is not administered by the VA. How can I quafify for eyeglasses from the VA? The criteria for eyeglasses are similar to hearing aids, except service con- nection for an optical condition may be required. How can I qualify for medication from the VA? You must be enrolled in the VA Health Care System to qualify for med- ications. Co-payments may apply for non-service connected care. Treat- ment for service connected conditions is free in VA facilities. My neighbor gets his medications from the VA, and I know he has more money than I do, yet I've been told that I don't qualify because of my income and assets. Why is that? There are several criteria that may be used to establish health care eli- gibility. You may be exempt from means testing if you are a combat zone veteran of the current conflicts; are a Vietnam veteran; were awarded a Purple Heart Medal; or are receiving VA disability compensation. Also, veterans who enrolled prior to 2003 did not require means testing. Do not count yourself out ofVA Healthcare eligibility; let the US Department of Veterans Affairs determine if you are eligible. Where can I get an ID card to prove that I am a Veteran? There are several different options to obtain a veteran ID card. The first is if you are a military retiree you are eligible for military retiree ID card that you can use to access military installations to use the PX/BX and com- missary. If you are not a retiree and not actively serving you can obtain a VA Healthcare ID card that can be issued to you upon enrollment in VA Healthcare. This card cannot be used to enter military installations but can be used as proof of service for the purposes of obtaining discounts from local businesses. Lastly the state of North Dakota can issue a "V" indicator on your North Dakota driver's license that can be used to iden- tify you as a veteran You have to obtain a signature from a Veteran Serv- ice Officer who can verify your service on a SFN 59980 that you will take with you to the Driver's license office, Where do I go to get more information or apply for benefits? Contact the Walsh County Veterans Service Office at (701) 352-5030 to arrange an appointment to discuss benefits and complete the applica- tion forms. You may also stop by for a visit at 638 Cooper Avenue Suite 5 Grafion, ND 58237. Thank you for your service. Chris Kratochvil * Walsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grafion By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about lung cancer screenings? My hus- band was a long-time smoker, but quit many years ago, so I'm won- dering if he shouM be checked out. Concerned Spouse Dear Concerned, According to recent recom- mendations from the U.S. Pre- ventive Services Task Force - an independent panel of medical ex- perts that advises the govemment on health policies - if your hus- band is between the ages of 55 and 80, is a current smoker or quit within the last 15 years, and has a smoking history of at least 30 pack-years, he's at high risk for lung cancer and should talk to his doctor about getting screened. Pack years are determined by multiplying the number of packs he smoked daily by the number of years he smoked. You'll also be happy to know that lung cancer screenings - which are recommended annual- ly to those at risk- will be covered by all private health insurance plans starting in 2015, and Medicare is expected to begin coverage this February or March. The Medicare screening, howev- er, will only cover high-risk ben- eficiaries through age 74. Lung cancer kills around 160,000 Americans each year making it the most deadly of all possible cancers. In fact, more peo- ple die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer also occurs pre- dominantly in older adults. About two out of every three people di- agnosed with lung cancer are 65 or older, and the risk of lung cancer peaks at age 71. Lung Cancer Screening The goal of annual screenings is to detect cancer early before symptoms appear, so it can be cured. The five-year survival rate among people with lung cancer when it's caught in its earliest stage is 77 percent, versus only 4 to 25 Savvy Cont. page 5 Associate Y o provide oversight y & guidance for State of North Dakota enterprise computing technology. Broad knowledge & exloerknce required in Mainframe, Unix, Linux, Windows, Storage & Network technologies. Benefits include: Family Paid Health Care, Pension Plan, Sick & Holiday Pay, Y & Flexible Work Schedule. )# Contact us at wrw.nd.govllTDI 701.328.1004 or TTY 1.800.366.6888 [ December ceremony planned for Koenig, Fetsch Colin and Mary Beth Fetsch of Langdon, ND announce the en- gagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Emily Fetsch, to Adam Koenig of Park River. Adam is the son of Dr, Dan and Bet- ty Koenig, also of Park River. Emily is a 2012 graduate of Langdon Area High School and will grad- uate from the University of North Dakota in the spring of 2015. Adam is a 2009 graduate of Park River High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota Crookston, and is employed with Heart- land Gas Company. The wedding will take place on December 20, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Park River. The couple will reside in Park River. Baby girl born to Beneda family John, Abby, Toren and Luke Beneda would like to introduce their new baby sister, Kate! Kathryn Rae Beneda (81bs 1.3 oz) was born on December 10, 2014 to Jackie and Nic Beneda of Park River, ND. Grandparents are Richard and Mary Schlosser ofEdgeley, ND. Ron and Rita Beneda of Park River, ND. Great grandparents are Dennis and Arnola Skorheim of Park River, ND. Dennis and Verna Beneda of Lankin, ND. Christina Long of Berlin, ND. We will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4 Welch's Bakery 701-284-7713 Park River 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 Drug Drayton 701-454-3831