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AREA NEWS: Flu center ... Silverman honored

Flu Center: An Emergency Flu Center at RiverView Hospital in Crookston will see patients from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Flu Center: An Emergency Flu Center at RiverView Hospital in Crookston will see patients from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The center's call-in line will be manned from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at (218) 281-9757 or (800) 743-6551, ext. 9757.

Silverman honored: Erica Silverman, a Grand Forks native, recently was named "Casting Associate of the Year" at the eighth annual Talent Managers Association Heller Awards in Los Angeles.

Silverman is the casting associate for the show "Criminal Minds" on CBS and teaches casting workshops for actors. She graduated from Central High School before going to college at the University of Southern California.

Erica is the daughter of Steve and Robin Silverman and granddaughter of Sam and Evelyn Silverman. Info: www.imdb.com/name/nm



OfferFest: The Alma Free Lutheran Church of rural Argyle, Minn., will hold its annual Offerfest at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rusty Chords will perform. Pie and ice cream will be served and everyone is welcome.

The church is located at 28098 300th St. N.W., Argyle, Minn.

- From Argyle: seven miles west on County Road 4; two miles south on County Road 1. Right turn on County Road 19.

- From Newfolden, Minn.: 16 miles west on County Road 28, two miles south on County Road 1, Right on County Road 19.

Indian Health: The seventh annual American Indian Health Research Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today in Ambassador Room C of the Canad Inns in Grand Forks will offer opportunities for partnerships among communities, tribal colleges and researchers.

There is a $25 registration fee. The schedule is as follows:

- 8 a.m.: Breakfast and registration.


- 8:45 a.m.: Phyllis Johnson, UND vice president for research and economic development, will make welcoming remarks, followed by a greeting from Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.

- 9:15 a.m.: Keynote speaker Leo J. Nolan, Indian Health Service senior policy analyst for external affairs, will discuss "Health Care Reform in Indian Country." He served as the executive director of the Intradepartmental Council for Native American Affairs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has been with IHS in various capacities since 1986. Nolan is from the Onondaga Nation and is an enrolled member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation. He has degrees from Syracuse University and the Pennsylvania State University.

Conference panel discussions topics include:

- 11 a.m.: "Reducing Cancer Disparities for American Indians in the Rural Intermountain West"

- 1:15 p.m.: "Bringing Back the Horses -- Culturally-Based Wellness.

- 2:15 p.m.: "Recognizing Community Expertise in Research Partnerships"

Antique Street Show: The Warren (Minn.) Women's Club will present an Antique Street Show luncheon and program featuring antiques expert Ell-Piret Multer, Grand Forks, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Warren Community Center. The program will be about how to assess value and factors that affect an item's worth. Admission will be $10.

After the program, Multer will be available to do appraisals. Those who have an item they'd like to have assessed can bring it along. Appraisals for the items will be $5 each.


Advance luncheon/program tickets can be purchased at True Value, Warren Pharmacy, Mane Studio and Annabelle's Wish, or from Women's Club members. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

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