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OMMUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014 Page 5 m iiiiii, ! ' G:!ii !!C!I:II i t Cancer Therapy Fund , $4,000 } "}S x ! .......... ............... ,- ....... ,,: ..... i,,,~ . s200 , < .' -r . :~-~ !: i ~',~ r, < :b [ Cancer, faith, and the Intemet By Allison Olimb take more powerful action against of The Press the five large tumors that have in- PARK RIVER, N.D. --"I ful-vaded her colon, stomach and ly expect that I am going to be near her kidneys." healed. I am a teacher and I have In the short video she recorded a heart for the world and I want to she said, "I am asking you to go to the world and 10ve people pray.., however you feel to con- and share God With them." tribute to my life I thank you for In October, Heidi Collins,it." daughter of Marvin and Marilyn Her faith has been with her Collins of Park River, shared her through the struggle with the can- story on the website go- cer and now through radiation through the encour- treatments she finds comfort in agement of her friends and fami- scripture even when she struggles ly. Her page on the site, which is for answers. On her most recent update she a place for people to make online posted: "How it touches me to benefit another, has ponder that I am but dust and that been shared more than 170 times He understands--that He sees me and her video has been viewed on like a father with His little child. YouTube more than 280 times. He understands that I am weak, "About a year ago I was diag- that I don't see clearly, that there nosed with stage 4 colorectal can- is a natural inclination in me that cer," she said. automatically says, 'I can do it!' At that time she collapsed in her when I really can't!!! But He loves car when her colon ruptured and me dearly in spite of it and He infection went all through her makes, HimslLfuUy available. body: Her 'story on, the, website And,this loving kindness is :so stafe tS e under e emdrgency great; tt fills the ehrtl aiid beyond. surgery, but it had m astasized to So now my challenge is tO really part of her liver and doctors could receive and trust in this immense not remove all of the cancer." love and the provision He has for She had been fighting this bat- me in my weakness. This is part of tle with cancer up until now the journey." thyoughprayer and natural healing Within a month, $4,000 had methods, but she said she had been raised through the benefit reached the next step in her care, site. which is expensive and not cov- Anyone wishing to contribute, ered through her insurance, share her story, or offer messages The site stated "Her body has of encouragement can do so at not responded as well as we would have hoped, and now she needs to heal. By David Larson school this year, and 272 in the grade school, ball boys. The room is rather small, but it for The Press The largest class is the fourth grade, with 42. seems to be the only building available. A hum- PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Miss Laura Port- Emil Rumreich and others drove from bet of games are being scheduled. man, teacher of drawing and music at the lo- Pisek to Veseleyville to watch a Bohemian play St. Mary's church is nearing completion. cal school, has resigned her position. Miss staged by residents of that place. University politics in the state was pretty Portman is the granddaughter of an ex-govemor Ivan Spomitz, age 13, is seriously ill after dirty. The NDAC (North Dakota Agricultur- of Ohio, Jacob Wheeler. Her fiancr, PR swallowing a dose of iodine that he mistook al College, in Fargo) Board of Trustees unan- Brown, of New York, Newport, and Cleveland, for medicine, imously elected Professor Ladd (and soon-to- is a well-known sportsman and clubman. She The grade school principal noted that there be Senator Ladd) to be the school's new pres- is an avid tennis player, pianist, and classical were no grades below 75% in the eighth ident. Then another vote was held: Ladd's ap- dancer. "At present [reads the engagement an- grade this month (a marked improvement pointment was rescinded 4-3. The three dis- nouncement from an Ohio newspaper] she is over last month). He felt free to add that if we senting members resigned. The four men in in the far west showing her grit in a small North could have more regular attendance our schol- the majority, plus three new appointees would Dakota town." Her replacement was a young arship would improve, elect another president. Hmmm .... woman from Michigan. A week before Christmas the news that About 1/3 of the high school students re- In one of the biggest cash deals in this part everyone was waiting for appeared: lots of flesh ceived grades of 85% or higher during the of the state, Banker CD Lord has sold his Pleas- lutefisk has arrived (along with 600 pounds of month of November. Arthur Gullickson was ant Hill Farm to Mrs. Etta May Lawson. The fresh frozen small whitefish), the only football player on the list. 320-acre farm sold for $60/acre, $19,200. The The flour mill is turning out about 250 bar- The first Christmas ads appeared in the De- farm is located about three miles southwest of rels of Gold Medal Flour daily, cember 10 issue of the PR Herald. town. The building across the street from the "The Hello Girls at the telephone exchange There are 127 students in the city high Windsor hotel has been rented for the basket- give thanks for the many gifts." ,s TTlrTT~" lr'~lr~ ~ "S m- ,*'~ lr"t S'~ agreement that the renter would sign that cov- ers issues like smoking, pets, chores, overnight guests, use of common rooms, etc. Most home-sharing programs are free to use or request a small donation. Others, however, may charge the homeowner and potential renter a fee for this service. There are dozens of home-sharing programs throughout the U.S. You can find a list of at the National Shared Housing Resource Center website at If you don't find a program that serves your area, you can also search for housemates through national resources like Let's Share Housing (, the Golden Girls Network ( and Roommates 4 Boomers (room- All of these programs of- fer national Web-based matching programs and charge membership fees that run anywhere be- tween $30 and $39. If you don't have any luck with the home- sharing programs, put a call in to your Area Agency on Aging (call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 for contact information) who may be able to offer assistance or refer you to local agencies or nonprofit organizations that offer shared housing help. You can also check with the local senior or community center, church or temple that your mom attends to see if you can post an ad on their bulletin board or in their newsletter. Or, you can advertise in your local newspaper or online at or If your mom finds someone on her own that she's interested in renting to, ask the prospec- tive renter to fill out a "rental application" (see to download and print one for free) and run a full tenant back- ground check, and then call their references. Background checks can be ordered online through companies like starpoint- and for a small fee. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, PO. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a con- tributor to the NBC Today show and author of "The Savvy Sen- ior" book Perhaps the most important ad- Overall, the new site is going to vantage of the new facility will be offer plenty advantages compared to the advantage of not needing so the old site. "One of the big advan- many people to accomplish tasks tages will be having everything like loading and unloading. "At centrally located instead of scattered the current facility, it takes two around the facility," said Coffman. loader operators and one personto "Here, there are three different +ii'ofd{rect trat ic," said Co'an. buildings that we store chemical in, "S0metimesthe loader Operators so when a customer comes to pick would need an assistant when they up chemical, it would be a challenge were loading specialty product." to us and an inconvenience to "At the new plant, it'll be one per- them." son directing traffic and one person "We would typically have to operating the loader." load out of more than one building. Along with the office and blend- At the new facility, all the chemical ing tower, a new storage and work- will be in one building." shop is being constructed. The shop More than anything, Coffman is 60 feet by 120 feet as a whole, said the company is excited about with 40 to 60 to be converted to a the springtime transition. "As a heated shop in the future. The re- company, we're excited to building maining 80 by 60 is to be used as this new facility at our Park River cold storage for seed, chemical, location to provide better service to and equipment, our customers." Do you want your news noticed? [ I Contact The Press: (701) 284-6333 " Photo: Submitted Above: Darrel and Steven SI0minski, 2014 c0nservalj0n awardees. Darrel Slominski, who has lived on the farm east of Warsaw for about 37 years, gave a short description of what led to the award. "Seeding of trees, following a lot of government practices, conserving the land for the future." Those practices led to well deserved recognition. Lifeline The Leader In Personal Response andSupport Services How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast If you need help, push your personal help button, which automatically dials the Lifeline Response Center'. 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CDL or filled. Apply at: ability to obtain one is a plus. Salary ings/5718 "Exempt from ND Veterans' DOE. Health insurance, paid vacation, Preference" housing available. Contact Chad at 701- MCLEAN COUNTY IS hiring one or 962-3343. more full-time Deputy Sheriffs. Apply by JOHNSON FARMS TRUCKING, Wal- 4:00 PM CST on December 31 by calling halla, ND is looking for OTR drivers and 701-462-8541. Owner operators. Drivers making POSITION OPEN FOR Assistant ele- $60,000+. New 2015 trucks! No North- vator manager, Sykeston, ND. Excellent east runs. Call 800-437-5349. wages, benefits. For information call Lynn CITY OF HARVEY looking for FT at Miller Elevator Co., 701-984-2489, Sanitation Laborer/Water Department. Sykeston, ND. CDL required. Excellent benefit package. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR POSITION Resume to: 120 W. 8th St., Harvey ND 58341. Deadline 1/2/15. REAL ESTATE FOR SALE NORTH DAKOTA FARMLAND values are at all-time highs! 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