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The Star Page 5 A Rolette County 4-H member pens a note to a health care worker as part of an effort to express a “heartfelt thanks” for their efforts. Heart-felt thanks County 4-Hers show appreciation to health care workers Do you know someone who works at a clinic, hospi- tal, nursing home, assisted living facility, or is an ambu- lance crew member, fire firefighter or police officer? These individuals as well as other front-line workers have been working extra hard to keep us safe. We invite you to join in the Rolette County 4—H “Heartfelt Thanks“ effort a part of “North Dakota 4—H Hearts for HealthCare” campaign to recognize healthcare workers. Create a special message or valentine for health- care workers. Deliver it to a community drop-off box or the Rolette County Extension Office February 10th. The messages will be delivered to healthcare workers the week of Valentine’s Day. Cards will also be gathered at the Rolette County Extension Office 102 2nd Street, Rolette County Courthouse, PO Box 430, Rolla, ND, 58367. Call 477-5671 for access into the Courthouse. Drop-off boxes can be found at the Belcourt Post Of- fice and One-Stop Grocery of Belcourt, The Square Deal of St. John, Doug & Mary’s Jack and Jill and Leevers Foods of Rolla, the Rolla Library,“and W'ayne’sFood : Pride ,of Dunseith. We invite everyone to be a part of this campaign. Take part and invite family and friends to write cards as well. Let’s honor and show gratitude to our healthcare profes~ sionals for what they do. Farm Safety Webinars The webinar series may have something for you even if you are not an active farmer. You may have animals or be around trucks or other large machines. Safety is im- portant for all of us. So, check out these Virtual opportu- nities. The webinars are free of charge. You many choose to take in one or all of the series sessions. Farming and ranching are among North Dakota’s most dangerous occupations. Because of this, North Dakota State University Extension and the University of Min— nesota Extension have partnered to offer a series of one- hour farm safety webinars this winter. The webinars will be held at 11 am. Thursdays between now and March 18. The webinar dates and topics are: - Feb. 4 - tractor and equipment safety Feb. 18 youth farm safety - March 4 livestock safety March 18 mental health Presenters willtincludeiNDSU Extension agents and ‘ specialists, producers, emergency responders and Uni- versity of Minnesota Extension educators. “We’re always in a hurry,” says Angie Johnson, NDSU Extension agent and farm and ranch safety program co- ordinator. “Mother Nature has us racing against the clock to get tasks done. When we’re rushed, we increase 0111". chances of making a mistake, and that’s when accidents will happen. The goal of the FarrnSafety Webinar Series is to start the conversation of safety as a priority at the farm/ranch level.” Visit z.umn.edu/FarmSafetyWebinars to preregister. Preregistration is required. > For more information, contact Johnson at angela.b.johnson@ndsu.edu or Emily Krekelberg, farm' safety and health educator with University of Minnesota Extension, at krck0033@umn.edu. To learn more about farm and ranch safety, visit NDSU Extension’s website at www.ag.ndsu.edu/exten— sion/farmsafety. Impeachment (Continued from Page -4) Dirt Willow Sky Skye Duarte and Cole Davis of Belcourt announce the birth of a baby daughter, Willow Sky, on Oc— tober 20, 2020. Willow weighed 10 pounds, five ounces and was 20 inches long. She was born at Quentin N. Burdick Me- morial Health Care Facility in Bel- court. Willow joins a brother, River Sage Davis, age 5. Willow’s grandparents are William and Debbie Duarte and Wayne Davis. Amari Reign Janna Azure and Alex Jeanotte of Dunseith announce the birth of a baby daughter,Amari Reign, on J an— uary 28,2021. Amari weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces. She was born at Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Fa- cility in Belcourt. Amari joins siblings brothers, Liam, 11,Thacen, 8, and Hero, 5. Amari’s grandparents are Keith and Melinda Azure of Belcourt and Lloyd (Shorty) and Lisa Jeanotte of Dunseith. face, that the Senate would be pre- cluded from finishing its business when circumstances permitted the safe return of Senators? The derailment of a constitutional process conceived by the framers of the Constitution as fundamentally important to the rule of law and the safety of the nation by either a cyni- cal tactic of resign-to-escape, or the temporary delay of trial caused by a public health crisis, would reduce the trumpet sound of the rule of law to that of tinkling crystal. , The end of Donald Trump’s term t of office does not mark the end of the Senate’s power to try him on charges of impeachment. The integrity of the impeachment process enjoys the same protection as that constitution- ally afforded a court of law to fully exercise its judicial power and dis- pose of the cases and controversies brought before it. The forthcoming impeachment trial of former President Trump is not the first time that the Senate has held an impeachment trial of a former of—- ficial. In 1876, Secretary of War William Belknap resigned shortly be- fore the House voted to impeach him. The Senate concluded that it did, in fact, possess the authority to try Belknap, despite the fact that he was, by that point, a former executive branch official. Although Belknap was acquitted of the charges against him, the fact that the trial was con- ducted constitutes an important con— stitutional understanding of the law of impeachment by the first branch of government. The Belknap precedent, the logic of the impeachment power and its critical role in maintaining executive accountability and republican gover- nance, lead us to the conclusion that a former president may be tried by the Senate. (Adler is president of The Alturas Institute, created to advance Ameri- can Democracy through promotion of the Constitution, civic education, equal protection and gender equality. Send questions about the Constitu- tion to Dr. Adler at NDWTPCol— umn@gmail.com and he will attempt to answer them in subsequent columns. This column is provided by the North Dakota Newspaper Asso- ciation and Humanities North Dakota.) Death Notice Lyle Gunvald Christofferson Lyle Gunvald Christofferson, Oroville, CA, formerly of Rolla, lov- ing husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 9, 2021 at the age of 79. Services will be held at the Bisbee Lutheran Cemetery on July 1, 2021. A full obituary will be in' next week’s edition of The Star. Does acupuncture work and the ihsurance issue Dear Savvy Senior, Is acupuncture a viable treatment for pain and is it covered by ‘ Medicare? Since the pandemic hit, I have a lot of lower back and neck pain and am wondering if it’s worth trying. What can you tell me? Looking for Solutions Dear Looking, Many studies over the years — funded by the National Institutes of Health '— have found acupuncture to be very effective in easing pain and can help with a variety of other ail- ments too. Here’s what you should know. Acupuncture Treatment First used in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture has be- come increasingly popular in the United States over the past decade. While acupuncture isn’t a cure-all treatment, it is a safe, drug—free op— tion for relieving many different types of pain including low back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, mi- graine headaches, fibromyalgia, postoperative pain, tennis elbow, carpel tunnel syndrome, dental pain and more. Studies have also shown that it can be helpful in treating asthma, depression, digestive disor— ,,ders, menopause symptoms like hot flashes, and nausea caused by chemotherapy or anesthesia. Exactly how or why acupuncture works isn’t fully understood, but it’s based on the traditional Eastern the- ory that vital energy flows through pathways in the body, and when any of these pathways get blocked, pain and illness result. Acupuncture un- blocks the pathways to restore health. However, today most Western practitioners believe that acupunc- ture works because it stimulates the nerves causing the release of endor- phins, which are the body’s natural painkiller hormones. It’s also shown to increase blood circulation, de- crease inflammation and ,stimulate the immune system. What to Expect During acupuncture, practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles through the skin. The needles are solid, sterile and disposable (used only once), and as thin as a cat’s whisker. The number of needles used for '1 By Jim Miller each treatment can vary anywhere from a few, up to a dozen or more. And where the needles are actually stuck depends on the condition being treated, but they are typically inserted about one-quarter to l—inch deep and are left in place fer about 20 minutes. After placement, the needles are sometimes twirled or manipulated, or stimulated with electricity or heat. You may feel a brief, sharp sensa- tion when the needle is inserted, but generally it’s not painful. Once the needle is in place, however, you may feel a tingling sensation, numbness, mild pressure or warmth. How many treatments you’ll need will depend on the severity of your condition - 12 treatments done weekly or biweekly is very common. It’s also important to know that acupuncture can be used in conjunc- tion with other conventional medical treatments, or by itself. Cost and Coverage The cost per treatment typically runs anywhere from $40 to $150, de— pending on where you are in the country and what style of treatment you are receiving. Today, an increasing number of private insurance plans, including some Medicare Advantage plans, and policies provided by employers offer . some type of acupuncture coverage. You’ll also be happy to know that last January (2020), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services an- nounced that original Medicare will now cover up to 12 acupuncture ses— sions in 90 days for patients with chronic lower back pain. Eight addi— tional sessions can be added if pa- tients show improvement. But in order to receive Medicare coverage, you must use a licensed acupuncturist who is supervised by a medical doctor, physician assistant or nurse practitioner trained in acupunc- ture, who will need to process the acupuncture claim. Currently, 1i- censed acupuncturists can’t directly bill Medicare. To find an acupuncturist in your area ask your doctor for a referral, or you can do a search online. Two good resources are the National Certifica- tion Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (nccaom-org), and the American Academy of Med- ical Acupuncturists (med- icalacupunctureorg), which offers a directory of MDs and DOs who are certified to practice acupuncture. 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