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Prescription drug take back program
is still available here in Renville County

In December 2009, in conjunction with his Prescription Drug Abuse Conference, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem launched the Prescription Drug Take Back program.

The Prescription Drug Take Back program provides North Dakota citizens with a safe and simple method to dispose of unused and unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medicines, thereby helping to protect our state’s environment and keeping these drugs off the streets.

North Dakota is the only state in the nation operating a year-round state-wide prescription drug disposal program. It is free to the public, with 50 locations throughout the state.

Unused and unwanted medicines and prescription drugs (including controlled substances) can be disposed of safely by depositing them in the secure disposal container, located at the Renville County Sheriff’s Department, located in the Renville County Courthouse, Mohall. No questions asked! No patient information is collected. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents will collect the drugs and then they are incinerated.

As of September 2014, 8,340 pounds of unwanted and unused medications have been collected and destroyed.

In order to comply with federal laws, the local law enforcement agency and the ND Bureau of Criminal Investigation are responsible for securing, logging, and destroying the collected drugs.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Department will accept the following: unused or expired prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines, including:
pills, tablets, caplets, inhalers, and nebulizer solutions. To safe guard patient confidentiality, REMOVE PRODUCT FROM THE PACKAGING.

Any amount of liquid medicines should be left in the container.

Examples of some controlled substances: pain relief, including Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Demerol, OxyContin, Fentanyl, etc.; Anti-depressants like Valium, Zoloft, Prozac, etc.; Sleep aids, such as Abien, Lunesta, Sonata, etc.

They DO NOT ACCEPT creams, powders, lotions, or any sharps (such as syringes, lancets), thermometers, glass, home based car (HBC) or durable medical equipment (DME) supplies and ... (To read this article and more, see this week's edition of the Renville County Farmer.)

Alzheimer’s presentation to be held in Minot
Thursday, November 6th

The Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND in partnership with the ND Dementia Care Services Program will offer a free presentation titled, “Caring Through the Holidays”. This free presentation will take place on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Adult Learning Center, 1609 4th Ave. NW, Minot, ND 58701. Presentation is free and open to the public; registration is not required. This project is supported by funding granted through the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Aging Service Division.

This class helps care partners navigate through the challenges of the holiday season. The class focuses on holiday stress and challenges for families dealing with dementia. Tips are provided for stress management, hosting and attending family gatherings, gift giving, and helping the person with dementia participate.

Open house retirement party for Jeni McCann
The Village Family Service Center is holding an Open House Retirement Party for Jeni McCann on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at The Village Family Service Center, 20 1st St. SW, Suite #250, Minot.

Jeni has been at The Village for eight years, working as an Intensive In-Home Family-Based therapist, Mental Health Case Aide supervisor, and most recently as the supervisor in charge of the Supervised Parenting Time and Child Exchange Center. She has been in the helping professions for 35 years, and has touched countless lives, helping children and families improve their lives.

The Village Family Service Center is a private nonprofit with offices throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. In Minot, The Village provides in-home and in-office counseling, financial counseling, adoption and pregnancy counseling, employee assistance programs, and the Supervised Parenting Time and Child Exchange Center.

For more info call 701-852-3328 or go to

Alcohol enforcement planned for Saturday, November 1st
On Saturday, November 1st, troopers will conduct an alcohol enforcement saturation in Ward County to deter impaired driving. A sobriety checkpoint will be held at a predetermined location in Ward County. Saturation patrols will follow the checkpoint.

In 2014, approximately 42 percent of all traffic fatalities have been alcohol-related. Plan ahead and arrange a sober ride home.

Results of the enforcement will be provided on November 3rd.

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