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November 13, 2014 Billings County Pioneer Page 3 Watch for depression in Is it normal for older adults to be depressed this time of year? It's normal for older adults, those 65 and over, to have some despon- dency due to events related to this time of life, such as the adjustment to retirement, health problems that are more likely to increase with age and the loss of loved ones. In the winter, decreased sunlight can con- tribute to feelings of depression. Also, icy conditions and cold weather may keep older adults at home, causing increased feelings of loneliness and isolation. However, depression is not a normal part of growing older. If feelings of depres- sion occur several times a day and persist for more than two weeks, it's time to make an appointment with your doctor. How do I know if what I feel is depression? In older adults, symptoms of de- pression can be similar to those found in the early stages of illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Whatever the cause, it's im- portant to see a doctor. Many older adults are reluctant to discuss their feelings because they still view de- pression as a weakness they should control. Depression is not something you cause. It is a medical illness and it can be successfully treated. Are the symptoms of depres- all mule The North Dakota Game and Fish Department's fall mule deer survey indicated production in 2014 bodes well for the future. Biologists counted 1,969 (1,761 in 2013) mule deer in the aerial sur- vey in October. The buck-to-doe ratio of 0.50 (0.46 in 2013) was slightly above the long-term average of 0.43 bucks per doe, while the fawn-to-doe ratio of 0.95 (0.74 in 2013) was the highest since 1999, and above the long-term average of 0.90 fawns per doe. "Overall, this year's fawn pro- duction is very encouraging, and with average-to-good survival should result in another increase in Ider adults sion different for older adults? Anyone experiencing major de- pression is likely to have similar symptoms, such as loss of interest in things that were formerly of inter- est, crying without reason, sleeping too much, withdrawing from family and friends, and even thoughts of death or suicide. Older adults are also likely to notice more aches and pains, digestive issues and sexual problems and are more likely to feel forgetful, confused or unable to complete tasks they began. How can my family medicine doctor help me? Family medicine doctors are trained to diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses in both the physical and mental health realms. At your appointment, it's important you tell your doctor exactly what you've been feeling. Bring all your medications--prescriptions as well as over-the-counter supplements you take--to your appointment. Your doctor will ask questions about your symptoms, your overall health and your family history of health problems. You may also have a physical examination. If you are di- agnosed with depression, treatment may include counseling and, if nec- essary, medication. Medicines to treat depression are called antide- pressants and they correct the chem- ical imbalance in the brain that has caused the depression. What should I do if I think an older family member is de- pressed? Depression is often first recog- nized by friends or family members. Begin by talking to your loved one about your concerns and encourage him/her to make an appointment or offer to make it yourself and ac- company him/her. People who are depressed often have trouble fol- lowing through even when they have good intentions. If your loved one has talked about wanting to die or commit suicide, intervene imme- diately. Call his/her family medicine doctor and work together keep your loved one safe until he/she receives treatment and is feeling better. Rena Nordeng, MD, a board cer- tified family medicine physician, sees patients at Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic. Dr. Nordeng com- pleted her medical degree at the University of North Dakota School of M(dicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, and her residency at Idaho State University in Pocatello. r survey compl "Overall, this year's fawn production is very encouraging, and with average-to-good survival should result in another increase in the spring." Bruce Stillings Faith on the field The band, Chasynn Canaan from Lead, S.D., performs at the FCA Fields of Faith event in Beach last month. Speakers included Shann Schillinger from Baker, Mont., originally, who played for the Falcons and Titans. He spoke about the importance of faith and having a strong "team" mentality on and off the field. Danny "Football" Luecke, NDSU three-time national cham- pion, spoke about lukewarm Christianity and how God changed his heart. An estimated 225 people attended that night from Beach, Wibaux, Bowman, Belfield and elsewhere. (Courtesy Photo) NDDOT: Please remove hay bales from rights of way The North Dakota Department Hay bales remaining on rights of hibits hay from being placed in the of Transportation on Nov. 6 re- way after this date will be removed right of way except on the outer minded citizens that as of Nov. 1, as directed by the district engineer, edge. Large round bales must not all hay bales on North Dakota high- The bales need to be removed for be placed on in-slopes or within 60 way rights of way needed to be re- snow management and safety red- feet from the outside edge of the moved, sons. North Dakota state law pro- driving lane. the spring," said Bruce Stillings, big disturbance, predators and weather. game management supervisor, Dick- The fall aerial survey, conducted inson, specifically to study demographics, While it is encouraging to see covers 24 study areas and 306.3 mule deer numbers increase for the square miles in western North short-term, Stillings said challenges Dakota. Biologists survey the same remain for continued population study areas in the spring of each growth, including changes in habi- year to determine population abun- tat quality due to fragmentation and dance. Panel seeks applicants for Board of Higher Education BISMARCK - North Dakota of- Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, N.D., ficials are looking for applicants for 58505-0440. two openings on the state Board of The terms of two members, Higher Education, days after voters Terry Hjelmstad, of Minor, and affirmed their support for keeping Grant Shaft, of Grand Forks, are the board in charge of the state uni- ending June 30. Hjelmstad has versity system, served one four-year term and is el- The governor's choices must be confirmed by the North Dakota Senate during the 2015 Legislature to be eligible to serve. Non-profit advocacy workshops to be held BISMARCK - The State Histori- cal Society of North Dakota,(SHSND) will be offering free workshops for non-profit organizations this fall. "The Art of Advocacy" workshops will allow an organization's staff, board members, and volunteers to bet- ter understand how to advocate for and promote their organizations to local leaders and the communities they serve. Presenter Danielle Stuckle, out- reach coordinator for the SHSND, will also discuss the differences be- tween advocacy and lobbying, how to prepare an elevator speech, and how ton, on November 19 at 1 p.m. ,to connect with local and national : United Tribes Technical College leaders in support of an organization, in Bismarck, N.D., on December 2 at Attendees will learn about tools and 9 a.m. methods to get their messages heard Register online and find complete and be able to demonstrate the impact details at http://history.nd.gov/work- their work has on the audience they shops. For more information or to serve, find out how to host a workshop in Workshop dates and locations in- your region, contact Outreach Coor- clude: dinator Danielle Stuckle, at Chateau de Mores State Historic 701.328.2794 or email Site in Medora, N.D., on November dlstuckle@nd.gov. 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. Missouri-Yellowstone Conflu- ence Interpretive Center near Willis- Golden Sunday, Nov. 16 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 punished in a 30-day time period, unless the writer is Applications from North igible for appointment to a second Dakotans who are interested in term. Shaft has served two four- serving on the board must be re- year terms and may not be reap- ceived no later than Friday, Dec. 5, pointed. - 2014, said Kirsten Baesler, the state The nominating committee will superintendent of public instruction, forward three nominations for each Baesler is chairwoman of a com-vacant position to the governor, mittee that will review the applica- who appoints the board's members. tions. Applications must include a rey sume and references. Applicatiorl forms may be obtained online or by making a request to Kirsten Baesler, Department of Public Instruction, llth Floor, State Capitol, 600 Et Valley Manor Potato Bar n i - 4:30- 7 p.m. at 1 "-. the Manor 1 Van or Bus Service Billings County Golden Valley County Distance of 160 Miles CALL 701-872-3836 The Billings County Pioneer and Golden Valley News have shared advertising, and have been sharing the news for some of their inside pages for about 40 years. This means the coverage of your ad isn't limited to just either county? Our primalT coverage area is western Stark County and west to the Montana border. It pays to advertise? 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; goldenandbillings@gmailcom nsurance 110 Term Life Insurance Universal Life Insurance Fixed Annuities Index Annuities IRAs Long-Term Care Ins. Bruce Ross Central Ave. South, Beach, ND (701) 872-4461 (office) (Across from Bank of the West) (701) 872-3075 (home) ATTENTION Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Insurance can benefit ranchers in North Dakota and Montana that depend on rainfall at specific times for haying and/or grazing practices. Sign-up Deadline for 2015 PRF is November 15th, 2014!! t I John Bennett Houglum Agency 16201 Old Hwy 10 Sentinel Butte, ND 58654 1.800.784.2106 Office 701-367-8639 Cell Germolus .- Wayne Lee ~ Marisa Carlsrud Check us out on the web --www.federalcrop.net Bennett Houglum Agency is an Equal Opportunity Provider Free will donations to benefit the kitchen B B B B B B B B B B B BEACH St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Rev. Dan Berg Mass: Saturday 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Golden Valley Manor Chapel Pastor Ron Hudson of Calvary Chapel Sundays: 6:30 p.m. 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 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: 8:30 a.m. ; : y BELFIELD and third Sunday of each month St. Peter's Lutheran - LCMS Belfleld Baptist Church Rev. Scott Hojnacki Rev. Robert Hlibichuk Worship Service: Sunday - 8 a.m. Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. St. Bernard's Catholic Church Sunday Bible Study: l0 a.m. Rev. Bill Reulle FAIRFIELD Saturday: Confessions 3-3:45 p.m. St. Demetrius Ukrainian Mass: 4 p.m. Catholic Church Sunday: Confessions 7:30-8:15 a.m. Rev. Taras Miles Mass: 8:30 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy: 8 a.m. on St. John Ukrainian Catholic second and fourth Sundays, Church 10 a.m. on first, third and fifth Rev. Taras Miles Sundays Divine Liturgy: 8 a.m. on f'nrst, GOLVA third and fifth Sundays, St. Mary's Catholic Church 10 a.m. on second and fourth Sun- Rev. Dan Berg days Mass: 8 a.m., Sunday Belfield Lutheran ~ ELCA MEDORA Rev. Roger Dieterte Medora Lutheran - ELCA Sunday School (all;ageS)t :11 a.m. Rev. Roger Dierterle Sunday WorsNp: 10 ~m Sunday Worship: 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m., Wed. ELCA Union Congregational Church Rev. Roger Dierterl~ : :Rev. Warren Maxted (Located 25 miles southeast of Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Belfleld) Services running 4-20 - 9-14 Sunday Worship: 11:45 a.m. on first St. Mary's Catholic Church No services until May 2015 SENTINEL BUTTE Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. SOUTH HEAR T St. Mary's Catholic Church Rev. Bill Reulle Confessions before Mass Saturday Mass: 4 p.m. TR 0 T TERS 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 Sunday Worship: 11:15 a.m. Christian Fundamental Church Pastor Jeremy Stradley Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. These schedules are brought to you by." Silha Funeral Homes www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com 221N. MeadeAve. 53 lstAvenue S.E. Glendive, MT 59330 Beach, ND 58621 406-377-2622 or 701-872-3232 or 1-800-368-2690 1-800-892-6424 JAMES J. WOSEPKA, P.C. CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Licensed In North Dakota and Montana 41 Central Ave. South t~ O. Box 970 Beach, North Dakota 58621 701-872-4321 /