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Dav 1964: Martin Luther King, Jr., was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in civil rights. GVN Oct. 13, 1960: Short to speak in Beach Congressman Don Short will report to his home friends and neighbors at a meeting to be held in Beach on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Although under a very tight sched- ule to appear in as many places as possible before the election on Nov. 8, Short has insisted upon meeting in Beach so he may talk with the folks in his home community. Nistler injured in fall Bernard Nistler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nistler of Beach, was admitted to the Bismarck Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 5, after suffer- ing a 14-foot fall from a dairy barn 2 miles south of Mandan. He was listed in good condition after treat- ment for the dislocation of his right shoulder and bruised eye. The metal barn, which is under constru,,,i.s,l]ag, same one .that , William Johnson of Sentinel Butte fell from on Sept. 19, leaving him with a fractured vertebrae. Nistler was also injured on Sept. 21 when a nail struck him in the left eye, requiring minor surgery. Some 'inside' learning In this month's accelerat- ed reader activity at Golva School, the students learned about" the interior of geode rocks and had the opportu- nity to break open their own geode. To end the fun, each student made their own geode using clay donated by Prairie Fire Pottery. Above: Sam Stoveland, left, watches as Madison Schantz forms clay. (Courtesy Photo) Left: Cassie Bosserman studies the fragment of a geode. (Courtesy Photos) Beach to have new eatery By Richard Volesky Editor/Reporter ' The eatery at the Flying J Travel Plaza in Beach will soon take on the ddcor and menu of the Denny's restaurant chain. The changeover is expected to occur in January 2011, said Ellen Robinson, a spokesperson for Pilot Travel Centers. Pilot and the Flying J travel centers completed a merger this past summer. The merger of the two compa- nies creates a network of more than 550 interstate travel centers and travel plazas focused on serv- ice for professional drivers and traveling motorists. The new com- pany is called Pilot Flying J and operates in 43 states and six Canadian provinces and employs more than 20,000 people. It is one of the top 10 privately held compa- nies in the United States, accord- ing to a prepared statement from the company. Customers are to see the Pilot and Flying J brands on signage at the interstate facilities, according to the company. Other than Denny's, other Flying J locations are to have brand additions such as Subway and Pizza Hut. ,t lency allowed to mediate in oil country disputes BISMARCK - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has authorized the North Dakota Agricultural Mediation Service (AMS) to help farmers and ranchers in oil country to resolve disputes with oil exploration companies. 'Fhe oil boom has been great for North Dakota's economy, but the actual business of producing the oil - the surveying, the drilling, the storage and the transportation - has resulted in some conflicts with local landown- ers," Goehring said. "AMS negotia- tors are trained in helping people set- tie their disputes without resorting to costly fitigation." Goehring said AMS would han- dle disputes involving oil production in the same manner they use in other agriculture-related disputes. "Either party can contact AMS and ask for mediation or negotiation services" he said. "AMS will then contact the other party, and if the other side approves, meetings will be arranged between all parties?' Goehring said it is important to begin the process early. "The longer a dispute simmers, the greater the like- lihood it will end up in court," he said. The state's leading oil and gas industry organization is encouraging its members to utilize the service. "We see this as a proactive tool to help us build and maintain partner- ships with surface owners," said Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. Goehring encouraged any North Dakota agricultural producer who is involved in a dispute with a petrole- um company to contact the AMS. A division of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, AMS offers a range of low-cost mediation and dispute resolution services to farmers and ranchers, their creditors and others. The agency also provides financial and credit counseling, assis- tance with financial and government program paperwork and other assis- tance. Long rider Bernice Ende visits with residents of the Golden Valley Manor in Beach. Woman sees country on horseback By Richard Volesky Editor/Reporter Not many people are able to draw the attention of youngsters, senior citizens and many people in between. But Bernice Ende of Trego, Mont., was able to do just that. Ende shared her adventure as a long rider with students in Medora and Beach recently, and made an evening presentation to the general public at the Bijou, Show House in Beach. She also visited with resi- dents at Beach's Golden Valley Manor. One of her first rides was to visit her sister in New Mexico. The first 1,000 miles were miserable, she recalled, but now says she enjoys the treks she makes with her two horses and her dog Claire. The dog rides in a basket on top of one of the horses. Ende, who described herself as "old as dirt," began her current 6,000-mile journey from Trego in March 2009, and is on her way back home. At the Golden Valley Manor, Ende said she's been taking the long trips for 6 years and hopes to do so for a few more years yet, according to Nancy Schafer, who works in the activities department at the Manor. Ende, at the Manor, described small towns as the "true heartbeat" of America, according to Schafer. "Horses are her passion (and she) admits it takes a lot of faith and trust to travel like this - never knows where she will stay, where she will get water or food ... but she gets by," said Schafer. Ende told schoolchildren that food sometimes is what she finds along the way, such as rosehips and buffalo berries. She showed the children how everything she needs is packed away onto the horses, include a col- lapsible bucket that she can throw into a lake or stream for water. If the weather gets particularly dangerous, she said she tries to find shelter in what's available nearby, such as an 'old barn. She covers about 20 miles per day. The most frightening moment, she said, was in Texas when a black stallion came into her campsite at night and appeared to want to attack her and one of her horses. The greatest enemy, actually, is fatigue, said Ende, so she rides using cau- tion and skill mixed in with atten- tiveness, according to Schafer. Her other talents include being a pianist. She played several songs for the Manor residents. She ends each of her visits with at least two words: "Happy trails." Niece settles in as Minnesota dentist SPRING VALLEY, Minn. - Chalsey Niece is a caver. Shs thrilled to go spelunking, shadowing others into tiny cavities and drilling. "I decided in high school that this is what I really wanted to do. We took these personality and apti- tude tests, and whatever mine was was not what I wanted. My teacher said, 'Go online and find something you like,' so I did that, and kind of picked dentistry then," said Spring Valley Dental Clinic's new dentist, a native of Beach, N.D., population 1,000. "I found it kind of interesting. When I went to undergrad school, I just stuck with it. I did a zoology major there and then I shadowed a bunch of dentists and did extern- ships, things like that. Once I real- ly got into it, I loved it. It wasn't like my dad or my mom or any family members were dentists. My great-grandpa was, and his dental equipment is in the museum in my hometown - that's how old that is - but there have been no real influ- ences." She did her undergraduate work in Fargo at North Dakota State University and then went to dental school at Creighton University in Omaha. She and her fianc6 relocated to the Rochester area at the same time so that they could remain close to one another. "My fianc6 is working in Rochester at Mayo as a resident, and when he found out that he did- n't really have a choice where he was goifig after he got matched with Chalsey Niece his program, we figured our mar- riage would have a better start if we were in the same town. We both graduated in May, and moved after that. It worked out great, because Spring Valley Dental was looking for another dentist. I don't know if this will be permanent, but we'll be here for probably six years, at least. Hopefully, a long time." Niece added, "I like all the aspects of it, from little kids in pedi- atric dentistry all the way up to sen- ior citizens and working with the elderly. I like doing root canals, fill- ings, all that. It's nice to be able to get the experience and do a little bit of everything. I'm very into doing all aspects of dentistry. I like it all so far. I'm new and learning, and I love that." "I'm looking forward to getting to meet and know all the patients here, taking care of their oral health, because there's a bond between doc- tor and patient. I miss my patients and teachers at dental school already, so I'm excited to have new patients to'build relationships with. Every day is different, and I like that." Not all of her patients will be at Spring Valley Dental Center, how- ever, as she's in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays and spends the rest of her week as a dentist with a mobile clinic in Rochester. Perhaps the reason Niece enjoys dentistry so much comes from her affection for the art of human sta- lactites and stalagmites, pictures and hair. "I like art - not in the typical sense, but because there's so much artistry in dentistry. I like things to look nice, like teeth, hair, paintings, things that can be improved on and made to look the way you want them to look." She spends her spare time paint- ing and taking in the outdoors. "I'm very much into outdoorsy stuff - not camping - but I like going for bike rides, skiing, going on lakes - which I can do now that I'm in Minnesota. My mom's a beautician, so ever since I was little, she would have me help her in her salon. I love fix- ing hair ... I do hair and cut hair whenever I can." (Niece is the daughter of Nona and Bob Niece of Beach. This story and related photo were reprinted with permission of the Spring Valley Tribune.) First State Ban " Beach 872-4444 Golva 872-3656 Medora 623-5000 24 hr. 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