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News f o r veterans Vet bonuses available The Commissioner of Veterans Affairs for the State of North Dakota has confirmed that the Legislature extended the deadline to apply for the Vietnam Era Bonus to June 30, 1982. Missoula VA head David W. Armstrong, Jr., has application blanks in his office for those North Dakota Veterans who served on active military duty between August 5, 1964 and January 28, 1973. The bonus is paid at the rate of $12.50 per month for stateside service and $17.50 per month for overseas service. Those North Dakota Veterans who have not received their North Dakota Bonus living in Montana can apply at any Veterans Affairs Division in the State. For this area, Richard E. Orman (Veterans Service Of ficer at 1018 Burlington, Missoula, phone number 721- 4910) will be happy to assist those desiring to apply. Applications can also be made directly to the Bonus Division, Office of the Adjutant General, Box 1918, Bismarck, North Dakota, 59505. j Dubay’s Ranch Market Grocery Meats Produce Drugs Paper Goods Quality, Price, S ervice - 1 0 Hours a d a y a t this m o d e m store in St. Ignatius Open S u n d a ys 10 a .m . to 4 p .m . f o r y o u r convenience Facts about alcoholism by Pete Chalwain • The average alcoholic is a man or woman with a good jo b , a good home and a family. • Alcohol is a mood-changing drug. • The chronic alcoholic has a physical and psychological addiction to the drug alcohol. • 50% o f all fatal accidents occurring on the roads in volve alcohol. • 50°7o o f these fa tal accidents involve an alcoholic. % Alcoholism accounts, directly or indirectly, fo r most problems. % Alcoholism has been called the most serious drug problem in terms o f number o f victims, physical damage to the body and its organs, and total cost to society. % Alcoholism ranks with heart disease and mental illness as threats to p e o p le s ’ health. • Alcoholism is the most neglected disease. • Alcoholism is a complex, progressive illness. Ex-POW information needed In order to assist with the implementation of Public Law 97- 37 (Former Prisoners of War Benefits Act of 1981), David W. Armstrong Jr., Administrator, Veterans Affairs Division, Social and Rehabilitation Services, announced that the division is trying to locate all ex-prisoners of war living in Montana. Former prisoners of war are asked to provide the division office with their names, addresses, telephone numbers, Veter- and administration claim number (if any), and social security number. They should also note whether or not they’re receiving Veterans Administration benefits. The information will be put in the Veterans Administration computer and any duplications of information will be screened out. All veterans organizations have been asked to assist in com piling the list. Ex-prisoners of war should give the required information to: Richard E. Orman, Veterans Service Officer, Veterans Affairs Division, 1018 Burlington, Missoula, MT (Phone 721-4910). Orman’s schedule for February Richard Orman announces that he will be available to veterans and their dependants in Lake County on the following schedule on Thursday, February 11th: Poison Job Services Office from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Pablo Tribal Headquarters from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Ronan Senior Citizens’ Center from 2 to 4 p.m. On Thursday, February 18th, Mr. Orman can also be contacted on the following schedule: St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center from 1 to 2 p.m. St. Ignatius Tribal Health Department from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Dixon Post Office from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Arlee Senior Citizens’ Center from 3 to 3:30 p.m. • Alcoholics are sick, just like people suffering from heart disease or cancer. • I f not treated, alcoholism ends in permanent mental damage, physical incapacity, or early death. % Alcoholism is treatable, especially when detected early. CHARLO'S PEOPLE ................. CONCLUSION cape, with short, open sleeves and a wide neck. These fire typical clothes for old-time Flathead women. She used to have a buckskin dress with fancy decorations on it, but someone bought that from her a few years back. She only wore it to dances and special occasions - it was too hot and heavy for regular wear. Featured in this chapter of the book, Charlo’s People, are photos of 1930s hunting party, pole racks for drying meat, Mary Kiser, Paul Charlo, Sam Februaiy 1,1982... Finley and Mary Ann and Louie Coombs. (Next issue: Our last reprinted in stallm e n t o f Mr. Hungry Wolfs b o o k is called “Stories o f Singing a n d Dancing, told by Louie Ninepipe. ' j ............... . ........................ p «« j b