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November 21, 2013 Golden Valley News Page 3 Healthy Advice Shown, from left, are Brianna McDaniel, Trie'sena Brown, Bailey Waldal, Marshall Nunberg, Paige Rising and Rod Merkel. (Courtesy Photo) Students compete in OraIc,rical Contest Four Beach High School students participated in the annual American Legion sponsored High School Ora- torical contest held on Nov. 13 at Beach High School. Students were required to prepare and deliver a 6 to 8 minute speech on some portion of the United States Constitution. Contestants were eval- uated by a panel of judges who con- sidered both speech content and delivery. the Beach Legion Post. Students were encouraged and supported by , high school faculty members Bri- anna McDaniel and Rod Merkel, who are instrumental in the success of the High School Oratorical Con- test. The Legion Oratorical Contest starts at the local Post contest. Win- ners are eligible to compete through district, regional and state contests before culminating in Indianapolis, according to Peterson. Those competing and their rank- ings were Paige Rising, who placed first and will receive a $300 cash prize; Bailey Waldal, second, $200; Marshall Nunberg, third, $100; and Trie'sena Brown. Paige is eligible to compete in the Eighth District contest to be held in Belfield on Dec. 7 at 1 p.m., where the winners of Post contests will vie for prizes of the same magnitude. All about heartburn, acid reflux, GERD When does heartburn become a medical concern? Three out of 10 people experience heartbum occasionally. But if you begin to regularly notice heartburn, stomach upset and a feeling of tasting foods again as you regurgitate them, your heartburn likely has advanced to a state known as acid reflux or GERD (gas- troesophageal reflux disease). Acid made by your stomach cells may be flowing backwards into the esophagus, causing these symptoms. What is the difference between acid reflux and GERD? GERD is a more advanced form of acid reflux. In addition to heartburn, symptoms include hoarseness, diffi- culty swallowing and chest pain. The constant irritation of the esophagus can also cause inflammation and other complications such as bleeding or prob- lems breathing. GERD is chronic and progressive. What can I do to decrease heart- burn? Avoid foods and drinks in general that trigger heartburn: fatty or fried foods, tomato based foods, alcohol, chocolate, mint, garlic, onion and caf- feine. Eat small meals more frequently rather than large meals in one sitting. Avoid eating at least three hours before going to bed. Don't take naps or lie down after eating. Don't wear tight clothes that pressure your waist and ab- domen. Maintain a healthy weight. Brook Nelson, MD Avoid all tobacco products. Is there an effective medicine I can use? Over-the-counter treatments pur- chased at a local drug store can be help- ful. Antacids such as Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums neutralize stomach acid. Medications that reduce acid pro- duction don't work as quickly, but they provide longer relief from discomfort. Examples of these include Zantac, Pro- tonix, Tagamet and Prilosec. When should I see a doctor? If heartburn and acid reflux occur at least twice each week or symptoms be- come unmanageable, make an appoint- Judges this year were Ruth John- Ind., next spring when 55 winners of The West Region contest will again son of Belfield, and Richard all LegionDepartmentcontestsvie be held in Watford City at l p.m. Belfield School's Honor Rnll Kukowski and Harvey Peterson of for the top scholarship of $18,000, CST on Jan. 11.. ,v Belfield School's Honor Roll for Maggie Fulton, Alexa Hanna, Lil- d  the first quarter: lianna Hanson, McKenna Haverluk, Concerne varents can schedule screening STRAIGHT A: Colton Boltz, Chandler Hushka, Jordan Hutzen- Seth Obritsch, Rachael Solberg biler, Ty Janda, Liegha Johnson, The West River Student Services to help identify infants and children Parents who are concerned that A HONORS: ChristianAnheluk, Phoenix Johnson, Chantel Kessel, with delays in growth and develop- ment who may need supports and/or services. It's important that all par- ents keep track of their children's growth and development. Not all children do the same things at the same ages, but there are some gen- eral guidelines. Unit and regional school districts have designated the week of Nov. 18- 22 as Child Find Week in their com- munities. Child Find was established through the Individuals with Disabil- ities Education Improvement Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act their child isn't developing as quickly or doing the same things as others of his or her age, should con- tact their local school principal or West River Student Services at (701)" 483-1257. A selective screening may be scheduled to help the child grow, develop and learn. State: Hepatitis C investigation progressing BISMARCK The North Dakota Department of Health re- cently received laboratory test re- suits for additional hepatitis C tests performed in the Minot area in Oc- tober. . The results:onfizmthat, eight additional people have the related strain of the virus, bringing the total number of hepatitis C cases in this outbreak to 35. The department emphasized that these cases do not represent recent infections, but are part of the original outbreak inves- tigation. The Department of Health re- minds residents they cannot catch hepatitis C the same way you can catch a common cold or other virus. Hepatitis C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the hepatitis C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. The hepatitis C virus is not spread by sharing eating utensils, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing, and it is not spread through food or water. You cannot catch hepatitis C from visiting with someone or being around someone who has the virus unless the blood of that person comes in contact with your blood. That does not hap- !pen under normal, everyday cir- ,cumstaces .......... -,, . . .... The invetigati, gn in ,Minqt ,corl- tinues. According to Tracy Miller, state epidemiologist for the Depart- ment of Health, "At this time, we have made progress in analyzing data, which has helped narrow the focus of the investigation. How- ever, we have not conclusively identified the source; as soon as we have clearer information concern- ing the outbreak, we will share that with the health community and the public." As part of the investigation, the Department of Health has tested approximately 500 people who may have had exposure to the virus that is the focus of this outbreak. Those blood tests have been sent to labo- ratories for further analysis. The department continues to contact HOW TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS We welcome letters to the editor concerning issues of area interest or regarding stories and editorials that have been published. Letters should be limited to 400 words. Guest columns or opinion-editorials longer in length are also welcome. A writer can have only one letter or column regarding the same subject published in a 30-day time period, unless the writer is responding to a new aspect of an issue that has been raised. Letters and columns are a way to encourage public discussion. Thank-you letters and invitations cannot be published as letters to the editor, but can be formatted as advertisements. Please include your name, address and phone number on your letter or column so that we can contact you. Your address and phone number will not be published. Golden Valley News/Billings County Pioneer, P.O. Box 156, Beach, N.D. 58621; Agri Insurance Inc. Term Life Insurance Universal Life Insurance Fixed Annuities Index Annuities IRAs Long-Term Care Ins. Bruce Ross 110 Central Ave. South, Beach, ND (701) 872-4461 (office) (Across from Bank of the West) (701) 872-3075 (home) others who may have been exposed and is providing them with infor- mation about testing. "The additional information we receive from these tests will greatly assist us with our investigation and move us towards the goal of stop- ping this outbreak,"said Miller. ' Members of the public who have questions about either this outbreak or hepatitis C in general may call the department's public health hot- line toll-free at 1-866-207-2880. The hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Information is also available on the website at Allison Buckman, McKenzie Buck- man, Caleb Chruszch, Sierra Costas, Jodee Egly, Ashley Ellison, Emily Godfrey, Katherine Hlibichuk, Aaron Kuntz, Logan McMahen, Jenna Obrigewitch, Mara Obrigewitch, Breann Obritsch, Abbi Oe, Kathryn Presley, Tristen Schuhrke, Cade Shypkoski, Blayne Smith, Raven Walker, Ashley Wolf B HONORS: Tashina Baranko, Ethan Black, Joshua Brevik, Nathan Bullinger, Destiny Chamberlain, Branden Chruszch, Matthew Elef- son, Codi Fischer, Alexa Fugere, ., . L J J J _ Jin ,s[.. Cridayi N6v. 29, 2-4 p.m. ,,-- ,,, - 0090th:00 Early birthday party for ,,, HELEN REITER at Golden Valley Manor Reception Room ~ cake and coffee - Lauren Kruckenberg, Dion Madler, Jostin McDowell, Michael Praus, Mikayla Raskin, Joseph Richard, Sarah Richard, Kacee Runyan, Cauy Shypkoski, Alexis Smith, Kyle Strasheim, Krystal Tessier, Nicole Thomas, Tori Tooley, Alexis Urias, Toby Wolf PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Van or Bus Service Billings County Golden Valley County Distance of ,! 60 Miles CALL' : 701-872-3836 BEACH LEGION CLUB 281 E. Main Beach, ND 701-872-4362 Pull Tabs Bingo Black Jack New Happy Hour: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Mondays thru Thursdays. Karaoke: 9 p.m. to closing, first Saturday of every month Bingo: the social event of the week! Friday at 6 p.m.! Join us! Hours: Mon. - Fri. 3 p.m. - 1 p.m.; Sat. 1 p.m. - 1 a.m. ment. A doctrf can diaghose the extent of your problem and prescribe stronger prescription medications or a combina- tion of medications. An EGD (esopha- gogastroduoi]dnoscopy) may be recommended for more accurate diag- nosis or, in some cases, to treat symp- toms. EGD is a minimally invasive proce- dure that makes it possible to view the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum using a telescopic instrument with a tiny camera mounted on it. It's important to diagnose GERD correctly and take steps to control it because GERD can lead to esophageal cancer. If surgical re- pair is a consideration, you will need an EGD first. Does surgery cure GERD? There are surgical options for the treatment of GERD. Surgery may be recommended if other non-surgical treatment isn't effective or if other com- plications begin to accompany GERD. Laparoscopic fundoplication is one of the most common operations per- formed for refractory GERD symp- toms. (Brook Nelson, M.D., is a board cer- tiffed general surgeon at Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic. She com- pleted a medical degree and residency in general surgery at the University oJ Missouri-Kansas City School of Medi- cine. Nelson performs EGD procedures and laparoscopic operations for the treatment of GERD.) . Did you know? The Billings County Pioneer and Golden Valley News have shared advertising, and have been sharing the news for some of their insidepages for about 46 years. This means the coverage of your ad isn't limited to just either county/Ourprimary coverage area is western ' Stark Cq#nty'and' west to the Montana border, It pays to advertise/ We're the Millers OUR BUILDINGS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES CALL NOW AND START BUILDING YOUR LEGACY TODAY 1-800-237-9620 !ii/i ii , ) BEACH St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Rev. Dan Berg Mass: Saturday 4 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Golden Valley Manor Chapel Pastor Ron Hudson of Calvary Chapel Sundays: 6:30, Communion, first Sunday in each month St. Paul's Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev. Scott Hojnacki Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m. Sunday School: 11"15 a.m. First Lutheran Church - ELCA Pastor J.T. Burk Sunday School: 8:10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Beach Evangelical Church Pastor Ben Baker Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. United Community Church Pastor Warren Maxted Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. BELFIELD St. Peter's Lutheran - LCMS Rev. Scott Hojnacki Worship Service: Sunday - 8 a.m St. Bernard's Catholic Church Rev. Bill Reulle Saturday: Confessions 6-6:45 p.m. Mass: 7 p.m. Sunday: Confessions 7:30-8:15 a.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church Rev. Taras Miles Divine Liturgy: 8 a.m. on first, third and fifth Sundays, 10 a.m. on second and fourth Sun- days Belfield Lutheran ,ELCA Rev. Roger Dieterle Sunday School (all ages): 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Daglum Lutheran Church - ELCA Rev. 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Wibaux, MT 59353 Beach, ND 58621 406-796-2421 701-872-3232 or 1-800-892-6424 SENTINEL BUTTE Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor J.T. Burk Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. SOUTH HEAR T St. Mary's Catholic Church Rev. Bill Reulle Confessions before Mass Saturday Mass: 4 p.m. TROTTERS Trotters Church 1 st and 3rd Sunday of each month WIBA UX United Methodist Church Pastor Ruth McKenzie Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Calvary Temple, Assembly of God Pastor Reese Stephans Sunday Worship: 10:.45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church - ELCA Pastor J.T. Burk Sunday Worsh!p I 11 : 15 a.m. Christian Fundamental Church Pastor Jeremy Stradley Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. -. i ,JAMES ,J..WOSEPKA, P.C. CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Licensed In North Dako!aand Montana 41 CentralAve, South P.O. Box 970 Beach, North Dakota 58621 701-82"2-4321 "i