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Page 6 October 14, 2010 Sentinel Butte News By Jane Cook Don and Rella Abemethy traveled to Devils Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 29, to do some fishing, and visited with Don and Carol Mattern. Saturday, Don and Rella Abernethy, and Ted Trinka attended the Hostfest in Minot, attending the Daniel O'Donnell concert. Don and Rella Abernethy visited with daughter. LaDonna Fallgatter in Bismarck on Sunday on their return trip home. Don and Rella Abemethy enjoyed supper at the home of Bob and Sally Abernethy on Tuesday evening. Other dinner guests included Billie Van Horn, Darlene Gundlach, Dorothy Trester, Bonnie Underwood, Pat and Diane Weir, Bob and Bonnie Lee, and Dr. Bruce Huckell from Albuquerque, N.M. Marj Wyckoff drove to Wibaux on Tuesday to help Ron Burman cele- brate his birthday at the home of Jean and Mick Nistler's. Other guests included Nick and Ginger Burman, Mervin and Judy Burman, Judy and Chuck Kahl, and Fern Bacon. Wednesday evening, the Abernethys, Barry and Nancy Schafer and Bruce Huckell drove to Wibaux and had supper at the Shamrock. Beef Talk By Kris Ringwall Beef Specialist NDSU Extension Service Manor News .y Lorna Holzwarth We have had such nice fall weather, and we have enjoyed walk- ing outside. Last Thursday was such a great day, weather wise. After we had Mass, we did our exercises led by Nancy Schafer and took the bus downtown to do our errands. In the afternoon we got on the bus again and headed out to 1-94 and went out to Painted Canyon, where we enjoyed coffee and bars. We headed back to Medora and to Bully Pulpit with our bus driver, not to golf but to enjoy the scenery. We kept driving down to the Badlands Ministries campsite and enjoyed seeing the remodeled church. Judy and Lee Kremers from Denton, Texas, and Gerri Hanson from Williston came to see Florence Miske. On Friday, Gloria Hendry, Leone Van Vleet and Marlene Muruato did our hair. Devotions in the evening were led by First Lutheran Church members. Gladys Berger's daugh- ter, Marilyn and her husband, and niece came for a visit for three days and stayed with her son, Howard Ridenhower. Sunday morning communion service was held in the chapel. In the afternoon we played cards and enjoyed our coffee time. Community church service was held in the chapel. Monday morning's Bible study was ted by Ardyn Mattson. In the afternoon we had coffee in the din- ing room. Juanita Baird's two daughters came for an afternoon visit. Tuesday morning we did our exercises in the activity room. We had communion and adoration in the chapel. St. Paul's Church ladies came here to play bingo with us. We are so thankful to these ladies for giving us their time and goodies. Rose Gasho's son, Harlan and grandson, Dale came to visit. Devotions were led by Pastor Jim and Lola Isaac from Beach Evangelical Church. Wednesday afternoon we had crafts and worked on decorating our Christmas sweatshirts. Enjoy all these wonderful fall days. NRCS extends CSP sign-up period WASHINGTON - Natural giving them more time and hopeful- climate change. Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White announced the ranking period cut- off date for producer applications in NRCS's Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended to Jan. 7, 2011. "We're extending the deadline for applications to CSP to provide agricultural producers more time to complete their applications," said White. "This will help farmers, ranchers, and forestry producers by ly allow even more producers to participate in this program." CSP is offered in all 50 states, District of Columbia, and the Pacific and Caribbean areas through continuous sign-ups with announced cut-off dates for ranking periods. The program provides many conservation benefits includ- ing improvement of water and soil quality, wildlife habitat enhance- ment and adoption of conservation activities that address the effects of All producers are encouraged to apply for CSP. The program, authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, offers payments to producers who maintain a high level of conserva- tion on their land and who agree to adopt higher levels of stewardship. Eligible lands include cropland, pastureland, rangeland and non- industrial forestland. Producers should contact their local NRCS office for more infor- mation. Celebration of Marriage planned The Diocese of Bismarck, Office of Family Ministry, is holding its annual Celebration of Marriage Day Anniversary Mass on Saturday, Oct. 30, at St. Wenceslaus Church, 525 3rd St. E. Dickinson. Liturgy begins at 12 p.m. with Bishop Paul A. Zipfel presiding and luncheon reception following. All couples will receive a Certificate of Congratulations regardless of the number of years married, along with a photo taken of them with the Bishop. Couples married from 4 months to 68 years have been in attendance and honored at previous anniversary masses. Pre-registration is required. Call Shirley or Jane at the Diocese of Bismarck 701-222-3035 or toll free 1-877-405-7435. Pvt. 1st Class Newton comi)letes training BISMARCK - Pvt. I st Class Kayla M. Newton of Belfield has completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training for the North Dakota Army National Guard. Newton attended Basic Combat Training for 10 weeks at Fort Jackson, S.C., graduating in August 2009. She then attended Advanced Individual Training which consisted of 12 weeks of military occupational schooling at Fort Lee, Va., graduating in August 2010. Prior to her training, Newton was assigned to the Recruit Training Company in Bismarck, which pre- pared her for her military training by learning basic combat and soldier tasks. Since completion of training, Newton will be assigned to 816th Engineer Co. in Dickinson, as a logis- ticai supply specialist. Newton's parents are Kelley and Terry Newton of Belfield. Newton graduated from Belfield High School in 2010 and attends Dickinson State University in Dickinson. Higher priced calves bought supper Fall cattle processing raises the question of just how much a pro- ducer wants or needs to do. What if two neighbors each were selling 30 steer calves and split the trucking cost? The calves were well-grown, typical northern calves that were managed similarly through pre- and post-weaning. The calves averaged 650 pounds. The first set of calves sold in the ring for $1.11 per pound. This gives us an average price of $721.50. The second set of calves brought $1.15 per pound for an average price of $747.50. The first lot grossed $21,645, while the second lot grossed $22,425, which is a difference of $780 or $26 per head. Since the cattle appeared similar and the same buyer bought both sets of calves, the producers asked what the difference was. The buyer flipped open his cell phone, pulled the feedlot notes off the company's website and said that the first set of calves bought from the same pro- ducer last year had a 3 percent greater death loss than the calves from the second producer. The difference meant the first set of calves, if they perform as they did the previous year, would have to make up the value of a dead calf, plus the added treatment and feed expenses for a dead calf. The moral of the story is that people who buy cattle know their business and can track previous purchases and fine- tune expectations by using modern communication devices. With a little calculation, the pre- vious year lowered the potential value of this year's calves by the dollars lost in last year's dead calf, plus the amount of investment the feed yard had in the calf prior to its death. When calves are in short sup- ply, buyers may be challenged if they get too picky. However, the fact remains that surviving in the beef business depends on sharp pencils and knowing the field. The offset for producers is to better present calves as being fully prepared for the market and high- light expected future performance and calf health. Two basic principles apply based on two questions. As a producer, will I be keeping ownership of the calves following weaning and for how long? If one plans on keeping the calves or retaining interest in the ownership of the calves through feeding, one needs to make sure the calves are fully prepared for maximum protec- tion because dead or sick calves do not bring a reward. Likewise, making sure the calves can qualify for additional market opportunities also is critical. Owning cattle at the time of harvest allows for a direct transfer of premi- um dollars if the cattle have met the required criteria for the clesired market. Second, will I be selling directly off the cows? This question is a bit more problematic. A similar concept would be fix- ing up a house or car before adver- tizing it for sale. How many dollars does the current owner want to put into a calf to please a future owner? As often noted, the obvious mar- keting benefits are not always so obvious. One thing does seem more and more obvious: Technology does not forget. With cell phones and other com- munication devices, instant com- munication has become the norm. Large historic data files are readily available and usable. With current technology, cattle buyers can call up performance measures and health histories on previously purchased cattle at the touch of a phone pad. Pictures and feed yard performance are standard recall, and any harvest opportunities that were captured can be noted. The price is a result of a quick review by phone that tells the cattle buyer all that he or she needs to know. The buyer then knows how hard to push for a given set of cattle. In this case, the neighbors are still neighbors. On the way home, both reviewed their herd health pro- tocols and just how they could bet- ter present their calves at next month's sale. Before I forget, the producer who got more money for his calves bought supper. May you find all your ear iags. Funds for feeder cattle reporting OK'd BISMARCK - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has authorized special funding to pro- vide market reporting of North Dakota livestock in West Fargo. "Budget constraints have forced the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) in Sioux Falls to discontinue report- ing at two of the five livestock auction markets in North Dakota," Goehring said Tuesday. "I have sourced enough money in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) budget to resume reporting in the West Fargo market on behalf of AMS." Livestock market reports, pro- vided after market sales, usually weekly, are an important tool for livestock producers to determine when they should market their ani- mals. AMS will continue livestock market reports at Napoleon, Dickinson and Mandan. The feder- al agency has stopped reporting at Jamestown. "Ending the Jamestown and West Fargo livestock marketing reports by AMS caused a huge void in livestock market informa- tion in eastern North Dakota," Goehring said. "Resuming the West Fargo reports will help fill that gap." Goehring said NDDA will con- tract with trained personnel to con- duct the reports in West Fargo through Feb. 1,2011. "I will reassess the situation early next year to consider funding options.'" Goehring said. "'In the meantime, it is important to keep as much of the reporting available as possible." Vote Paul J. Schmitz Golden Valley County Commissioner Your vote on Nov. 2 will be greatly appreciated! (Paid for by Paul J. Schmitz) R LECT DAVE JURGENS Billings County Sheriff Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Dakota 30 years of Law Enforcement, 27 years with the Billings County Sheriff's Office, 24 as Sheriff 25 year member of the American Legion Wm. C. Blair Post 144 Your continued support on Nov. 2nd will be greatly appreciated. (Political ad paid for by Dave Jurgens) BEACH St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Rev. Russ Kovash Mass: Saturday 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday St. Paul's Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev. Scott Hojnacki Sunday Worship - 10:15 a.m. Sunday School - 11:15 a.m. First Lutheran Church - ELCA Pastor J.T. Burk Sunday School - 8:10 a.m. Sunday Worship - 9:30 a.m. Beach Evangelical Church Worship Sunday - 10:00 a.m. United Community Church Pastor Warren Maxted Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. BELFIELD St. Bernard's Catholic Church Rev. Shannon G. Lucht Saturday Mass: 4 p.m. Confessions: 3:15-3:45 p.m. Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Confessions: 7:45-8:15 a.m. St. John's Ukrainian Catholic Church Rev. Tams Miles Divine Liturgy: 8 a.m. on first, third and fifth Sundays, 10 a.m. on second and fourth Sundays St. Peter's Lutheran - LCMS Rev. Scott Hojnacki Worship Service: Sunday- 8 a.m. Belfield Lutheran - ELCA Rev. Roger Dieterle Sunday School (all ages): 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Daglum Lutheran Church - ELCA Rev. Roger Dieterle (Located 25 miles southeast of Belfield) Sunday Worship - 11:45 a.m. on first and third Sunday of each month Beifield Baptist Church Rev. Robert Hlibichuk Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday Bible Study: 10 a.m. Belfield Church of God 781 Milissa Ave. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Homes 221 N. Meade Ave. 204 South Wibaux St. 53 1st Avenue S.E. Glendive, MT 59330 Wibaux, MT 59353 Beach, N.D. 58621 406-377-2622 or 406-796-2421 or 701-872-3232 or 1-800-368-2690 1-800-892-6424 www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com i Pastors Harold & Marge Sundgren Thursday, 7 p.m. FAIRFIELD St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church Rev. Taras Miles Sunday Divine Liturgy: 8 a.m. on second and fourth Sundays, and 10 a.m. on first, third and fifth Sundays GOL VA St. Mary's Catholic Church Rev. Russ Kovash Mass: 8 a.m., Sunday MEDORA Medora Lutheran - ELCA Rev. Roger Dieterle Sunday Worship - 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday Union Congregational Church June, July and August only Sunday worship - 10:30 a.m. St. Mary's Catholic Church Saturdays 4:00 p.m. May 3 - end of Oct. SENTINEL BUTTE Trinity Lutheran Church J. WOSEPKA, P.C. CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Licensed In North Dakota and Montana 41 Central Ave. South P.O. Box 970 Beach, North Dakota 58621 701-8 72-4321 Pastor J.T. Burk Sunday Worship - 8 a.m. TROTTERS Trotters Church I st and 3rd Sunday of each month WIBA UX United Methodist Church Pastor Ruth McKenzie Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Calvary Temple, Assembly of God Pastor Andy Lam Sunday Worship- 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 am. Trinity Lutheran Church - ELCA Pastor J.T. Burk Sunday Worship - 11:15 a.m. Christian Fundamental Church Pastor Jeremy Stradley Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship - 11 a.m. Buckboard Inn Beach ND 701-872-4794