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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS Wednesda7, December 26, 2018 Page 3 iday New Yeal Open 9 Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: WFL Kosobud Lodge Meeting, Lankin WFL Kosobud Lodge 106 will have their next meeting on Sunda Jan. 6, 2019 at the Lankin Senior Center. It will begin with a 12A5 Pot Luck meal and a 1:30 pm meeting will follow. Final reports of 2018 will be shared with members before sending them to Cedar Rapids Office. Please plan to attend. Park River COUNTY PO BOX 49 d . Park River Sa.mantan 301 County Road 12B 284-7115 Park River Implement AUTO PARTS 284-631 6 UeirEO 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 Super Valu 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! ELECTRIC LTD Lijeline The Leaa r In Personal Response andSupport Services 65 Years of exceptional service - with many third generation customers. Experienced, well trained and knowledgable staff that live in your communities. Providing Quality Electrical Services to: Farms Agricultural Plants Schools Water Plants Homes Cities Hospitals Just about anything else that needs wiring ,Serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota Call us at 701-284-7433 SAMSON, the strongest name in the industry! Pembina County Memorial Hospital Full/Part time RN Flex time RN/LPN/CNA Wedgewood Manor Full/Part/Flex time RN/LPN Full/Part time CNAs Part time Dietary Aide Sign on BONUS CNAs GREAT BENEFIT PA CKA GE! Apply online: or contact Human Resources at 701-265-6308 for more information. Pembina ( ~mnty Memorial-llo.vfital lVedgewood ,llam, r By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, vironmental Therapeutics web- What can you tell me about sea- site at In sonal affective disorder? I have al- the meantime, here are several ways hated wintertime, but since, treatment options and remedies I retired and am home a lot more, that can help. the dark and cold winter months Light therapy: The most el- make me depressed and lethargic, fecfive treatment for SAD is sitting Fighting the Blues in front of a specialized light ther- apy box for 15 to 20 minutes a day. Dear Fighting, Light therapy mimics outdoor If you get depressed in the light to cause a change in brain winter but feel better in spring and chemicals linked to mood. It's summer, you may indeed have sea- most effective when timed to fit a sonal affective disorder (or SAD), person's individual circadian a wintertiine depression that affects rhythm, which varies widely from roughly 6 percent of Americans. person to person depending on In most cases, SAD is related to whether they're a night owl or a the loss of sunlight in the winter morning lark. You can calculate the months. Reduced sunlight can up- proper time for doing light thera- set natural sleep-wake cycles and py by taking the circadian rhythm other circadian rhythms that can test at affect the body. It can also cause The best light therapy lamps a drop in the brain chemical sero- provide 10,000 lux of illumination, tonin, which affects mood, and can many times stronger than typical increase the levels of the hor- indoor light, and have a diffuser mone melatonin, which can make screen that filters out ultraviolet you feel more tired and lethargic, rays and projects downward to- If you think you may have ward the eyes. SAD, a trip to your doctor's office is the best way to diagnose it or Senior Savvy you can take a SAD "self-diag- CO/Tt, po~ 5 nostic" test at the Center for En- THE -Walsh County Veterans Service Office The Doing VA Math: Adding up numbers should be a rounded to the nearest 10% simple counting exercise:.two plus 5. If there are more than two dis- two equals four, four plus four abiTities, the c0tiibined value for equals eight, and so forth. How- the first two will be found as pre- ever, the VA has another mathe- viously described for two disabili- matical system; they call it the ties combined rating table. 6. The exact combined value If VA finds that a Veteran has (without rounding yet), is corn- multiple disabilities, VA uses the bined with the degree of the third Combined Ratings Table to calcu- disability late a combined disability rating. 7. This process continues for Disability ratings are not additive, subsequent disabilities and the final meaning that if a Veteran has one number is rounded to the nearest disability rated 60% and a second q0% disability 20%, the combined rat- If you would like to see the ing is not 80%. This is because Combine Rating Table, you can subsequent disability ratings are Google Search: VACombined Rat- applied to an already disabled Vet- ing Table, or navigate the new eran, so the 20% disability is ap- The.rating table con- plied to a Veteran who is already sistsof9 columns and 76 rows. Itis 60% disabled. Below you will find a complicated table and I cannot re- the steps VA takes to combine rat- ally display it in a newspaper col- ings for more than one disability umn, but if you would ever like to using the Combined Ratings Table see the process of determining your to illustrate how combined ratings rating, I would be happy to show are calculated, you. The takeaway here is to know 1. The disabilities are first that 10plus 10equals 19and just arranged in the exact order of their because you have numbers that add severity, beginning with the great- up to 100, does not mean that you est disability and then combined are rated at 100%. with use of Combined Ratings Any questions, please call me at Table 352-5030. Thank you for your 2. The degree of one disability service. will be read in the left column (numbered 19-94) and the degree Katrina Hodny, Veteran of the other in the top row (num- Service Officer bered 10, 20, 30 ), whichever is Admin Bldg 638 Cooper Ave, appropriate Suite 5 Graflon, ND 58237 3. The figures appearing in the 701-352-5030 or 701-331-1700 space where the column and row walsh- intersect will represent the com- bined value of the two Facebeok @WalshCounty 4. This combined value is Veterans lr~ 4 "/kT lr~ .~ - : ~ -, .~ I BAND: Broadband Association of United States. North Dakota. As communication methods Polar Communications is one evolved around the world, BAND of 18 member organizations that and its member organizations are part of BAND. The change in have evolved with them. In the name reflects the commitment of past decade, Polar Communica- the member organizations to tions has laid4,086 miles of fiber evolve with the communication across North East North Dakota. needs of North Dakotans, with an "BAND and our member or- important shift from telephone to ganizations have changed a tot in broadband. "As communication has shift- the past 65 years," said Karl ed globally, our services have, Blake, CEO/General Manager. too," said Karl Blake, CEO/Gen- "But what hasn't changed is our eral Manager. "We wanted our commitment to working together, name to reflect that. It's no longer staying innovative, and providing about telephone -- it's about unparalleled service." broadband." Today, BAND and its member BAND was formed sixty-five organizations continue to build off years ago when a group of North of their 65-year-old promise: to Dakota telephone cooperatives evolve with the needs of its sub- met at the Patterson Hotel in Bis- scribers "at the end of the line." marck. Their mission: to guard Together, they are ensuring North against unfavorable legislation, Dakota is the most connected and to ensure the highest quality state in the U.S. communication systems were "We don't know what services available across North Dakota. and technologies customers will This mission has carded the or- use in the future," said BAND ex- ganization through a revolutionary ecutive Vice President David era of communication. At the time of the association's creation, Crothers, "but we do know that it will be broadband and Intemet- a majority of rural North Dakota residents had party-line service, based and it will require more ca- wires were stnmg from pole to pacity and more speed in more pole and "long distance" calls places. Polar Communications were prohibitively expensive. To- and the other independent broad- day, rural areas of the State have " band providers in North Dakota access to some of the fastest and are committed to meeting that most affordable broadband tech- challenge just as we have done for nology found anywhere in the the last 65 years." broadband association of north dakota Front Page Life: Park River/Fordville-Lan kin Aggies ,dam Zavalney wrestles with Drayton/Valley-Edinburg Titans Tanner Kasprowicz (10) and Brendan Durand for a loose basketball. The Aggies downed the Titans 61-26 in Park River. Join us for a 100th Birthday Open House Celebration for Pauline (Palsy) Foseide at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg on January 5th from 2-4 pm. How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast If you need help, push your personal help button, which automatically dials the Lifeline Response Center. Trained Personal Response Associates who have instant access to your pertinent information will contact you immediately to see what help you need. Even if you can't answer, Lifeline will send the help you need right away and will follow-up to ensure that help did arrive and you are being cared for. .samantan,F YOU ARI: AT RISK CALL Lifdtne S ictv. 284-7115 . 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