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June 10, 2021 Golden Valley News Page 3 OPINION NEWS How do scammers know so much? Do you ever wonder how scam- mers know so much about you? There are several ways. Do you frequently enter contests? Not only do marketers collect infor- mation like your name, age and ad- dress, they may learn other things about you as well, AARP North Dakota says. Do you mail in warranty cards? Many warranty cards request per- sonal infermation like how much money you make. It is likely that your information is being sold to others, ei- ther legitimately or as part of a scam. Do you fill out surveys? Did you recently fill out a questionnaire rating your stay at a hotel or the service at a restaurant? Selling survey data is big business, and marketing firms and ' evencriminals can learn a lot about you based on travel preferences, what type of home you own, or what car you drive. Do you share personal updates on social media? Scammers turn to so- cial media postings to learn more about those they target. Be cautious. Don’t post personal information, nar— row who can see your posts, and avoid posting real-time updates about your whereabouts. Don’t just toss your mail in the garbage. Shred mail that has your name and address, account numbers, or other personal data. If you don’t . have a home shredder, save your pa- pers for a neighborhood shredding event. Obituaries are prime hunting grounds for scammers, who learn the names of vulnerable widows, widow- ers, children or grandchildren. Keep personal information in obituaries to a minimum. Finally, many public records are available at the federal, state, county and city levels, including census data, property information, criminal records, bankruptcies, and tax liens. Private companies can pull together all this information on you and sell it to anyone, and it’s 100 percent legal. If you think you have fallen victim to any type of scam, call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360 for guidance and sup- port, or visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraud- watchnetwo'rk. United States has outgrown federalism When the Articles of Confedera— tion proved inadequate for dealing with the critical problems left after the 1783 armistice with England, the leading colonists advocated a na- tional meeting of colonial delegates to amend the Articles. After several years of jerks and starts, the 1787 convention came to order and 55 delegates worked through the steamy Philadelphia summer to negotiate solutions for the weaknesses of the Confederation. The creation of federalism by granting specific powers to the fed- eral government and reserving all other powers to the states worked quite well for the first decades when horse-and-buggy was the means of transportation and most business was local. As time passed, the Supreme Court was asked to take a second look at the traditional interpretations of the commerce clause, the general welfare clause, equal protection clause, among others. So the defini- tion of federalism has been expanded to deal with new unforeseen prob— lems arising out of nationalization of the country. However, the American economy, society and culture have become so national that the fragmentation of a 1787 federal system no longer serves the people adequately. The structure of the goVerri‘hE‘nt oughtho facilitate, rather than delay or obstruct the pros- perity and happiness of the people. At the present time, groups have come into existence with the goal of GOII gadgets that can help Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any golfing equipment that can help older golfers? My dad, who’s 76, loves to play golf, but‘arthritis in his hands has made griping the club challeng- ing, and his fragile lower back makes stooping over to tee-up or retrieve the ball a problem too. Is there any- thing out there that can help? Golfing Buddy Dear Buddy, There are actually a wide variety of adaptive golf equipment that can help older golfers who struggle with injuries, arthritis or loss of mobility. Here are several golfing products that may help with different needs. Gripping Solutions Gripping a golf club is a very common problem for seniors with hand arthritis or those who have hand or elbow injuries. To help alleviate this problem there are specially de- signed golf gloves and grips that can make a big difference. Two of my favorite gloves are the Bionic Golf Gloves (Bionic- Gloves.com) that have extra padding in the palm and finger joints to im- prove grip. And the Power Glove (PowerGlove.com) that has a small strap attached to the glove that loops around the club grip to secure it in your hand. These run between $20 and $30. Another option is to get oversized grips installed on your dad’s clubs. These can make gripping the club easier and more comfortable and are also very good at absorbing shock. Oversized grips are usually either one-sixteenth-inch or one-eighthi This could be YOUR AD! This space could include your logo, picture, name, and contact info, plus details about your services and products. An ad this size runs in all multi-day weekly N.D. newspapers for $700 or less! (full state and regions also available.) Matters By Lloyd Omdahl N.D. changing the Constitution. A num- ber of states have signed on to the proposal to have two-thirds of the state legislatures call a constitutional convention. Other folks want to junk the Electoral College for direct elec- tion of the president. Then there are others that want to reverse the Supreme Court decision declaring corporations people for purposes of contributing to cam— paigns. Another group wants a con- vention limited to adding an amendment requiring a balanced budget at the federal level. Support and oppbsition to all of these convention proposals has been bipartisan with the John Birch Soci- ety and the Eagle Forum against and the conservative American Legisla- tive Exchange Council in favor. States have been so divided on the proposals that they have been with- drawing their consent as fast as new supporters have appeared. Most of the dialogue about forc- ing a call of various conventions is not relevant to the greater question of redesigning the national government to manifest the national complexion , of our economy and society. National issues have become more important than state issues. The failure of federalism is well documented by our recent experi- ence with the muddled management By Jim Miller inch larger in diameter than a stan— dard grip, and cost around $10 per grip. You can find these grips and have them installed at your local golf store or pro shop. Or, for a grip-and-glove combina- tion fix, check out Quantum Grip (QuantumGripcom), which incorpo- rates Velcro material recessed in the golf club grip and a companion golf glove that has mating Velcro material in the palm. Cost: $25 per grip, and $40 a glove. Upright Tools For golfers with back, hip or knee problems, there are a number of dif— ferent tools that can eliminate the repetitive bending and stooping that comes with playing golf. For exam— ple, for teeing up ,the ball without bending over, consider the Tee-Up Foldaway by Zero Bend Golf. This is a 34-inch long-handled tool that has a trigger-style handgrip and a jaw that holds the ball and tee for easy placement. It costs $70 at ZeroBend— Golf.com. ‘ V For other stoop-proof tee-up solu- tions, see the Tee Pal Pro ($70, TeePalLLC.com) and Joe’s Original Backtee ($25, UprightGolf.com). ZeroBendGolf.com and Upright— Golf .com also offer ball pickup tools and magnetic ball marker products that cost under $15. Or, if you just want a great all— around golf picker—upper, consider Contact the N.D. Newspaper Assoc. or your local paper about the 2x2 network: 701 423-6397 Your name and contact info of COVID-l9 at all levels of govem— ment. President Donald Trump put federalism to the test when he dele— gated the COVID-19 pandemic to the states. States became enemies as they tried to outbid each other for medical supplies needed to fight COVID-19. Then the federal government got into the act and was competing with the states. Responses to the pandemic varied radically from one state to the next. Some states closed their doors to out- of-staters. Masking rules were in- consistence, with governors fighting local governments. It would have made a great road show but the cast was too big. It would be funny except some experts estimate that federalism and its implementers caused 300,000 of the COVID deaths. A federal system spawns a lot of piecemeal policy. Because federal- ism requires the mobilization of a high level public support, processes are slow and cumbersome. But just as in the days of the Arti— cles of Confederation we are now faced with problems that are not being solved in a federal system. It will take a national government to develop universal health care, to cope with earth warming, to respond effectively to natural disaster, to fi- nance the infrastructure, to secure equal rights for all, and to cope with unforeseen crises. All of these will require a greater sense of community. older golfers the Graball GrabAll Jaw — sold through Amazon.com for $10 for a package of two. It attaches to the handle end of your putter and chip- per and is designed to pick up golf balls, flagsticks, putters and green side chippers. Reflective Golf Balls If diminished vision makes locat- ing the ball challenging, Chromax golf balls (ChromaxGolf.com) can help. These are reflective colored golf balls that make them appear larger and brighter. Cost: $10 for a three—pack. Easy Carts There are also ergonomically de- signed golf carts that can help older golfers tote their clubs around. the course. If you like to walk, Cad— dyTek (CaddyTek.com) and Clicgear (Clicgearusa.com) has a variety of three and four-wheeled push/pull carts that are highly rated for func- tion and foldability. Costs typically range between $150 and $300. Or, for severe mobility loss, the SoloRider specialized electric golf cart (SoloRider.com) provides the ability to play from a seated or stand- ing-but—supported position. Retailing for $10,500, plus a $600 shipping fee, this cart is lightweight and pre- cisely balanced so it can be driven on tee boxes and greens without causing any damage. Federal ADA laws re- quire that all public golf courses allow them. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, PO. Box 5443, Nor- man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySe- nior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. The Prairie West Development Foundation office will be closed from Monday, June 14 through Monday, June 21 and will reopen Tuesday, June 22. Gov. Doug Burgum renders remarks at the sendoff ceremony honoring 225 soldiers of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 1.88th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, June 5. (Courtesy Photo) N.D. Guard members leave fOr mission, GRAND FORKS About 225 soldiers of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s lst Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regi- ment were honored June 5 at a send- off ceremony at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks in preparation of a long-year mobilization to the na— tional capitol region. Addressing the departing soldiers were the commander-in-chief of the North Dakota National Guard, Gov. Doug Burgum, US. Sen. John Ho- even, US. Sen. Kevin Cramer, Maj. Gen.'Al Dohrmann, North Dakota National Guard adjutant general and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Bindstock, North Dakota National Guard senior enlisted leader. The unit is com- manded by Lt. Col. Walyn Vannur- den and the senior enlisted soldier is Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Garrett. “This is the 12th mobilization for the 1_-188th ADA since 2004, mak— ing it the most-deployed unit in the North Dakota Army National Guard,” said Burgum. “We are deeply grateful for their courageous service and sacrifice, and we ac- knowledge and appreciate the in-. credible service and sacrifice of their families as well. North Dakota stands in strong support of these families and our soldiers as they ful- fill their duty to protect our nation and our most cherished freedoms.” Their mission involves collabo- rating with other Department of De- fense agencies forming the integrated air defense system pro- tecting the airspace around the Washington DC. area. The soldiers will contribute to Operation Noble Eagle. The air defenders supported the Operation Noble Eagle mission twice before - from July 20l3 to April 2014 and March 2017 to Feb— ruary 2018. Soldiers from this unit deployed to Kosovo as part of a NATO peacekeeping mission, six times to Afghanistan and twice to Iraq. The North Dakota National Guard also has about 70 soldiers as— signed to Company C, 2nd Battalion. 285th Aviation Regiment, serving in the national capitol region. They de- ployed November 2020 and are ex— pected home later this summer. Funding allows North Dakota to enhance its rent relief program BISMARCK — In the final days of the recent North Dakota legisla- tive session, lawmakers authorized access to almost $352 million in federal resources to transform the state’s Emergency Rent Bridge into a more comprehensive rental assis- tance program. Called ND Rent Help, the pro- gram will aid more North Dakotans with the goal of helping restore their economic well-being and housing stability. 1 Phase one of ND Rent Help was Free Alzheimer’s virtual presentation set,- DICKINSON The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free virtual presentation titled Effective Commu— nication Strategies. This presentation will take place on Thursday, June 17, from 1 — 2:15 pm. The webinar is free and open to Jerkovic selected to Jamestown Dean's List JAMESTOWN — Antonia Jerkovic of Beach has been selected to the University of Jamestown's Spring 2021 Dean's List for main- taining a semester GPA of 3.50 or better. Kubik named to Dean's List at DSU DICKINSON Cheryl Kubik of Sentinel Butte has been named to Dickinson State University's Dean's List for the 2021 spring semester. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher. implemented June 1, 2021, and re- places the state’s Emergency Rent Bridge. According to the North Dakota Department of Human Serv— ices, this new, enhanced program can now assist households at higher income levels and for a longer pe- riod of time. The program’s income eligibility was increased from 60% of area median income (AMI) to 80% of AMI, which equals an an— nual income of up to $80,000 for a family of four depending on the county in which they are located. the public. Registration is required. This project is supportedby funding granted through the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Aging Service Division. Call 1-800-272-3900 to register for the class. ABBREVIATED NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND ADMINISTRATIVE RU LES RELATING TO enforcement of fed- eral out of service orders in order to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program grant. North Dakota Highway Patrol will hold a public hearing to address proposed changes to the N.D. Admin. Code 38.04.0102 at' NDHP Conference Room State Capitol Building 600 Boulevard Ave. Bismarck, ND Tues., July 6, 2021 2:00 pm. CDT ' Acopy oi the proposed rules may be re— viewed at the office of the North Dakota Highway Patrol. 600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept. 504, Bismarck. ND 585050240. A copy of the proposed rules and/or a regulatory analysis may be requested by writing the above address, emailing ndhpsafetyedu@nd.gov or calling 701- 328-2447. Written or oral comments on the proposed rules sent to the above address or telephone number and received by Monday, July 19, 2021 will be fully considered. If you plan to attend the public hearing and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a dis» ability, please contact the North Dakota Highway Patrol at the above telephone number or_ address at least 5 days prior to the public hearing. Dated this 3rd day of June 2021. Colonel Brandon Solberg Superintendent The assistance terms were also ex— tended from six months to up to 12 months. To participate, at least one mem— ber of the household must have qualified for unemployment or have experienced a reduction in income during the pandemic and be behind in rent or at risk of homelessness or housing instability. Households with incomes below 50% of AMI will re— ceive priority. Renters can begin the application process at https://porta— lapps.nd.gov/dhsps/emergency—rent. Please suppofl your local merchants ABBREVIATED NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND AND ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES RELATING TO EDUCATOR LICENSURE Education Standards and Practices Board will hold a public hearing to address proposed adoption to the ND. Admin. Code 67.1.02-02. 674—0203. 67.1—0203-07. 67.1-02-03. 674-0204. 67.1-02-05. 67.1—02-06. Education Standards and Practices Board 2718 Gateway Ave. Suite 204 Bismarck, ND Wed., July 7, 2021 3:00 pm. CT A copy of the proposed rules may be obtained by calling the lfdum‘ilion Standards and Practices Riléli‘d (701) 328-9641. Also. written comments may be submitted to 2718 Gateway Ave. Bismarck ND until July it), 2021. If you plan to attend the public hearing and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability. please contact the Education Standards and Practices Board at the above telephone number or address at least 3 days prior to the public hearing. Dated this 28th day oi May 2021 Rebecca 8. Pitkin. PhD Executive Director Education Standards and Practices Board