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COMMUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 20 4 Page 5 [ ......................................................... deed V'o zc es : -.. r.._.rlr ................................... ND's unsung heroes: Honoring caregivers By Janis Cheney BISMARCK, N.D. -- Every day, a remarkable group of North Dakotans performs a great labor of love: caring for aging parents, spouses,brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and friends so they can re- main in their homes. They are on duty 24/7, and often cannot take a break. Yet they wouldn't have it any other way. These caregivers are truly unsung heroes. To honor family caregivers, AARP launched a new initiative to focus attention on their stories called "I Heart Caregivers." Every caregiver has a story and gather- ing these stories strengthens the caregiver community for every- one's benefit. If you know some- one with a story to share, encour- age them to go www.aarp.org/iheartcaregivers. In addition to I Heart Care- givers offering caregivers the op- portunity to share stories with each other, the initiative also pro- vides us with a powerful way to bring those voices to North Dako- ta policymakers. AARP North Dakota is gearing up to work for common-sense solutions in the legislative session beginning in January to support family care- givers and their loved ones. For example, we need to develop im- proved transitional care plans for patients returning home from the hospital and better support the pro- grams and services that care- givers and their loved ones need in their own communities. We know that there are 109,000 North Dakotans who are family caregivers each year. Let's rec- ognize these remarkable individ- uals who are working to help loved ones live independently and who make it possible for them to stay in their homes where we know they want to be. Editor's Note: Cheney is the State Director for AARP North Dakota. Starkweather holiday .display moves to DL By Mike Connor STARKWEATHER, N.D. -- Dear Editor: 'Christmas in the Country' has gone to Town this year! Just a re- minder, this will be the first time since 1987 that Ellen & I will not have 'Christmas in the Country' in blar f/ yard. : ..... : 99% of all of-o//r outdoor Christmas decorations have bben donated to the Lake Region Her- itage Center (the old Post Office) at the corner of 5th Ave & 4th St. in downtown Devils Lake. Lisa Zimmerman and her staff are planning to go all out this year decorating the Heritage Center both inside and outside. When you are in Devils Lake take time to Visit the Heritage Center and see how they have beautifully deco- rated it for the Holidays! Please check the Heritage Cen- ter website for more info: www.lrhcmuseum, com, call 662- 3701 or e-mail lrch@gondtc.com Plans call for the displays to be lighted through January 3, 2015 ! There is a nominal charge to view all the interior displays and no harge to view the nterior dis- plays,,,: ,:., :., ., .,=a ,, ..  ,, , ,._ , _, If you and your family are among the thousands who have viewed our displays in past years, Ellen & I encourage you to visit the Lake Region Heritage Center tosee the tradition continue! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Editor's Note: Ellen and Mike Connor of Rural Starkweather, N.D., have had thousands of folks from northeast North Dakota go through their yard since 1987 to see all the Christmas lights. A rr 0 2-'3--= ='2- -: " who participate, the adults who work with them and the commu- nities it serves. When 4-H youth pledge their head, heart, hands and health to better living, it really does mean for better living. For many organizations De, cember brings a close to the year, but for Walsh County 4-H we're just getting a new year started! 4-H in Walsh County is gearing up for another year of fun. There are currently seven active 4-H clubs in the communities of Adams, Dahlen, Edinburg, Fairdale, Fordville, Grafton, Hoople, Lankin, Lawton, Minto, Park River and Pisek. Area clubs are always excited tO have new members join their club and share in the fun. 4-H is open to yodth age 8 (or third grade)through age 18 as of September 1 st. Youth, ages 5 and in kindergarten until project age 8, participate as Cloverbuds. You and your friends can take part in 4-H by joining one of the clubs in Walsh County or you can start your own club - it's easy to do! 4-H enrollment for the 2014- 2015 year is currently underway. Area 4-H Clubs include Flat- landers, Hayshakers, Made in the USA Kids, Ranch Hands, Seven Rustlers, Spirit and Walsh Win- ners. For more information about the 4-H clubs in your area or to learn more about 4-H, contact Karl Helgoe at the Walsh County Extension Office, 284-6624. Join the fun today! Source: Brad Cogdill, ND 4-H Youth De- velopment Director CORN INDUSTRY ALERT! 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The Reinke dealership was honored during Reinke's re- cent annual convention held Octo- ber 23-25, 2014, in Palm Springs, Calif. "Congratulations to Rite Irriga- tion on this well-deserved recogni- tion," said Reinke Director of Mar- keting Tom Palmertree. "We are proud to have them as a dealer and appreciate their ongoing commit- ment to Reinke and to their com- munity." Reinke dealerships from across the United States and Canada gather each year to attend the com- pany's sales convention. The con- vention awards ceremony recog- nizes select Reinke dealerships for their hard work and dedication to sales and marketing throughout the past year. Gold, silver and bronze Reinke Pride awards were given to a total of 118 dealerships this year. The Reinke Pride awards are deter- mined as part of an incentive pro- gram that distinguishes superior achievement levels according to an evaluation based on a dealership's exterior and interior housekeeping Photo: Submitted Above: (L to R): Reinke President Chris Ruth; Tim Maendel with Rite Irrigation; and Reinke North Central Territory Manager Rich Miller and maintenance, indoor and out- door displays, safety, retail envi- ronment, merchandising, profes- sionalism, promotions and event participation, and market share. "We really look forward to com- ing together each year to recog- nize the efforts of our dealers and applaud them among their peers," said Palmertree. "Our annual con- vention is also an opportunity for us to share ideas, learn from one another and get set for another suc- cessful year serving the agriculture industry." O ........  .... 3 percent for people whose cancer has spread. To get screened for lung cancer, your hus- band will need a low-dose computed tomog- raphy (CT) chest scan, which is a painless, non- invasive test that generates detailed three-di- mensional images of his lungs. For the screening, he will be asked to lie on a table that slides through the center of a large, doughnut shaped scanner that rotates around him to take images. Each scan takes just a few seconds, during which time he'll be asked to hold his breath, because movement can produce blurred images. The entire procedure takes only a few minutes from start to finish. You also need to be aware that a lung CT you to some radiation - about the same as a mammography but more that of a chest X-ray. Lung CT screenings aren't foolproof either. They can produce a high rate of false-positive results, which means they frequently detect small spots (abnormalities) on the lungs that are suggestive of cancer but aren't cancerous. These false alarms lead to more testing and sometimes lung biopsies, as well as unneces- sary worry and anxiety. Prevention Because smoking causes 80 to 90 percent of all lung cancer cases, the best way to er for a long time, quitting now still decreas- es your risk. Other factors that can increase the risk of lung cancer include exposure to sec- ondhand smoke, radon, asbestos and other tox- ic chemicals or fumes. For more information on lung cancer screenings, call the American Lung Associa- tion at 800-586-4872, oruSe their online tool (LungCancerScreeningSavesLives.org), which will help you determine if your husband needs to be screened. Send your senior questions to." Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a con- avoid lung cancer is to not smoke, and if you " tributor to the NBC Today show an-d author of "The Savvy Sen- screening has its downsides. First, it exposes do smoke, quit, Eyen if you've been a smok ' :io,"book ............ : , , : .. L g:-i.-D Q L:-ZS TS Y:--; OM PA GE J have access to whatever they have up in Langdon," he said. "I can also sell new cars, but I have to go to Langdon to do that." After successfully selling used cars from the lot, the decision to build an office building was made this past Spring. "We decided in April of 2014 to put an office, here," Lundquist said. "I told Dan- ny Roy, the owner of D&B Motors, and he was all for it." Reception from the community and surrounding communities has been good. "A lot of people have commented that it's nice to keep it ==:_-_-=_-::. L-'-_:--_-.-_-- -_-A_-_--7 ." aL.J.atlaLI,.a, ,It IIIL..IICL .L .LaL.JJIJ local," said Lundquist's wife, Kim- berly. "They can talk to someone they know who will treat them right and give them the best deal that they can." Along with used car sales, the Lundquist family has also opened a laundromat in the office building. In- side, visitors will find four small washers and dryers, along with a large washer and dryer. Other amenities include TV and Wi-Fi, and the building will be air condi- tioned during the summer time. "Since we bought the car wash, we thought a laundromat would fit in nicely, but we had never found a place for it," said Lundquist. "We decided in August to put in the laun- dromat, too." The laundromat also has re- ceived a warm welcome from the community, and is a service that res- idents have wanted. "People were coming up to us very regularly to ask if we were going to put a laun- dromat in here, " said Kimberly Lundquist. "A lot of people want- ed the larger machines for things like comforters and outdoor sleeping gear like sleeping bags," she said. "They were a big investment and people seem to really like them." The used car dealer and laun- dromat has been something of a family operation for the Lundquists. Along with Bob's car sales, Kim- berly often meets interested buyers to show cars or go on test drives. The couple's children, Christian (15) and Courtney (11) often chip in with cleaning and the detailing of cars in the lot. "It's definitely a family business," said Kimberly. Lundquist sells cars on weekdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., or by ap- pointment (for winter time) and Sat- urday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by ap- people to be wise with money and to live generously. The Walsh Coun- ty Chapter wanted to help our local movie theaters and provide an op- portunity for our communities to enjoy a movie free of charge." In Grafton at the Strand they decided to help out with the end of se- mester school parties that are held at the theater and in Park River, Wharam said, they wanted to get involved with this event. "When Laurie mentioned this upcoming event, we were more than hap- py to be able to sponsor a movie in Tom's memory," she said."He was such a big part of our community, | thought it was a great idea." liIt'It" ltl +l ,++tll l+tls\\; 'qIlt'c[l+ll+." I() f])(tlS till W/lill IrtIx l[l{'I% ........ t+icl(l itl(i tainilv. NC1-Vilt \\;tlltl i/ISlil';illl't* Ct(|5 {hlvili" the tlexv }t)ll. ST UNITED 701-352-2068 Grafto. nsurance 701-284-7167" Park River 701-894-6123 ,, Hoople yr. 14 701-944-2231 Adams [110, ,, ,,, , It II II II II 1 I ........................... Thrivent also will be collecting nonperishable food items for the Walsh County Food Pantry at the Park River event. The film, about a high school wise guy who is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that, is rated PG- 13. 6 00tmd e! Bring in an old pair of glasses during December and January and receive 50% off Your next pair of frames! *Offer expires February 27* *Some restrictions do apply*