Abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly and other vulnerable adults is probably underreported, according to Michelle Gayette, elder rights program administrator for the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services. A new law that requires health care professionals report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation should increase reporting and help many adults who can't help themselves.
Previously, reporting of harm to vulnerable adults was voluntary, and some people were uncomfortable with reporting. The new law "takes the guesswork out of it," said Gayette.
Improved soil health, competitive yields during dry seasons and increased farm income are some of the benefits of energy beets that farmers will learn about during plot tours being held across North Dakota in August and September.
Energy beets are sugar beets bred for the biofuel market and for industrial purposes, used to create ethanol and high-value chemicals. Representatives from the energy beet project will discuss the project research so far, the positive impact to soil health, the cropâ€™s tolerance to dry and saline soils, and the progress on commercializing this new industrial crop.
Valley City is trying to get as many people as possible to donate blood for an Aug. 12 drive in the main room of the Valley City Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
The drive is set for 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The upcoming drive is being sponsored by the AmVet Ladies Auxiliary. People wanting to make an appointment should contact Rose at 845-1064.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.