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Page 8 Golden Valley News January 30, 2014 Hoeven: Federal Railway Administration strengthens inspection standards, procedures BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued new rules to im- prove track inspections and enhance railway safety. The FRA has amended the Federal Track Safety Standards to enhance the process by which it detects flaws in the rails by establishing minimum qualification requirements for rail flaw detection equipment operators, as well as en- hancing requirements for more fre- quent rail inspections, remedial actions when flaws are detected and rail inspection records. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, Hoeven is working to support their effort by securing more resources for inspectors at both the FRA and the Pipeline Safety and Hazardous Ma- terials Safety Administration (PHMSA). "The Casselton derailment has highlighted the need for improved rail inspections as one part of a com- prehensive plan to improve rail safety for our communities," Hoeven said. "We are working with all re- sponsible agencies, as well as the in- dustry, to make sure that we advance the effort. The FRA&apos;s rule change is a good step forward as we continue to press for the smart, long-term meas- ures that will improve rail safety, in- cluding the need to advance long-overdue standards for building new tank cars with greater safety fea- tures. The FRA's announced rule changes follow an ongoing review process that began in October 2012. During the past" few years, Hoeven has been working closely with the various federal, state and local offi- cials responsible for rail safety, in- cluding the FRA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Haz- ardous Materials Safety Administra- tion and National Transportation Safety Board, to push for the speedy and effective implementation of long-overdue policies needed to pre- vent rail accidents. Homeland Committee has hot meeting on cold day "Nobody in her right mind would call a meeting in January even if it was declared a crisis," grumbled Madeleine Morgan as she shuffled into the community hall along with the town's 12 other electors for a spe- cial session of the Homeland Secu- rity Committee. (The 14th elector, Little Jimmy, the perennial online college student, was gone to Fairbanks for "a practicum on polar bears.) Crisis meetings, requiring imme- diate action, were one up on emer- gency meetings which required nothing. "It's colder in this coliseum than it is outside," she lamented as she chose the warmest looking steel chair near the front. "We shouldn't even be out," Orville Jordan, the retired railroad depot agent, added. "We don't need to meet.., we need to hibernate." "Couldn't we start the pot-bellied stove and get a little heat?" asked Holger Danske, who had his sheep- skin coat pulled up past his collar and his cap flaps snuggled down against his ears. "It takes a whole day to warm this place with one little stove," Chief Alert Officer Garvey Erfald pointed out. "Well, I think we should light the fire andall sit around the stove to do our business," proposed Orville. "I don't think we have any wood," Garvey doubted as he craned his neck around to see what might be N.D. Matters By Lloyd Omdahl combustible. "Well, there's that table Holger broke when he got mad over passing that rule about fracking in extraordi- nary places in the city limits," Josh Dvorchak recalled. "He's got mineral rights, you know." "The only extraordinary place we have is the raised wildflower bed by the old bank," Madeleine reported. "And they all died when Sievert sprayed them with Roundup instead of the special fertilizer we ordered from Gurney's." "We shouldn't have any fracking in the flowers until we're sure they're dead," suggested Dorsey Crank, sponsor of the anti-fracking rule. "Come on! Let's vote on starting the stove," proposed Holger. He was now bouncing his freezing feet on the cold floor and slapping his mitts against his sides. With the call for action, Chairper- son Ork Dorken banged his Coke bottle on an empty chair to call the meeting to order. "Okay !" he exclaimed authorita- tively. "Let's vote on starting the stove. First, we'll hear arguments in favor." "It's 13 below outside and at least 20 below inside," Josh chattered. "That should be enough argument." His statement earned an "Amen" from three supporters. "Okay. Everybody in favor raise a hand," Ork ordered. Holger raised both hands. "No stuffing the ballot box with two hands, Holger," Ork scolded. "Garvey will count." "Six in favor," Garvey determined after a studied glance around the hud- dled group. "Now let's hear from those op- posed." "If we start the stove, the meeting will just get longer and we will sit around wasting our time instead of doing business," speculated Dorsey. "Let's vote," bellowed a trem- bling Einar Stamstead whose nose was now bluer than usual. "Six against," Garvey announced: "Six-to-six, we're tied." "How can that be?" asked Holger. "There are 13 of us." "Well, I'm the chairman so I did- n't vote," Ork explained. "But doesn't a chairman vote in a tie?" queried Madeleine. "We've never adopted rules so I don't know," Ork answered defen- sively, disguising the fact that he couldn't make up his mind. "Let's postpone the crisis, order a rules committee to report back in the spring, and adjourn," proposed Gar- vey. Without waiting for a vote, all 13 - with Holger in the lead - fled out the door and into the cold northwest wind without discussing the crisis. Since 2008, the Theodore Roo- sevelt Center at Dickinson State Uni- versity has created the largest digital collection of Roosevelt documents and artifacts, with more than 20,000 items published to date at The legislature of the State of North Dakota has committed $12 million in funding for a new facility, provided Planning (Continued from Page 1) $3 million is raised from non-state funds and provided state revenues continue to exceed projections by 3.5% through June 30, 2014. "Since 2005, Dickinson State University has led an initiative with the mission 'to raise the profile of Theodore Roosevelt and promote un- derstanding of one of the most re- markable statesmen and intellectuals in American history.' This is an au- dacious goal for our university befit- ting the legacy of the 26th President himself," said DSU president D. C. Coston. "In expanding the mission of the Theodore Roosevelt Center, we intend to create something which will have national stature and of which the university, the city, and the state will be very proud." man. The Bucs are now 3-0 in Re- gion play and 8-1 overall this season. It was a game for the veterans as Hailee Farstveet led all scorers with 22 points. Miss Farstveet came up with (8) steals off of the press and shot 9 of 9 from the free throw line. Cid Stedman had one of her finer performances holding down the inte- rior defense by topping all rebound- ers with I0 for the game and scoring 12 points. Bailey Waldal scored 16 points while also shooting 100% from the free throw line 5 of 5. The Buccaneers will play their next game at home against the al- ways tough Watford City Wolves. There will be three games, ABC, with the C-Game beginning at 4:00: On Thursday, the Bucs will continue to be at home against Hebron/Glen Ullin. The homestand continues with yet another home game against Hazen. The first game begins at 2:00 PM. Beach 57, Bowman County 46 Bucs (Continued from Page 1) Beach 27 37 46 57 Bowman County 6 14 30 46 B: Hailee Farstveet 22, Bailey Waldal 16, Cid Stedman 12, Brook- lynn Zachmann 4, Paige Rising 2, Taylor Abraham 1. BC: Ariana Zook 11, Morgan Woodley 10, Kaitlyn Dix 8, Brittany Hansey 7, Kaylee Heinrich 6, Becca Fisher 4. 3-pointers: B 1 (Farstveet 1), BC 5 (Dix 2, Fisher 1, Zook 1, Woodley 1). Free throws: B 18-23, BC 7-11. Total fouls: B 16, BC 19. Fouled out: BC Dix. Rebounds: B 42 (Stedman 10), BC 43 (Woodley 8). Assists: B 9 (Stedman 4), BC 4 (Zook). Steals: B 15 (Farstveet 8), BC 2 (Zook 1, Hansey 1). Turnovers: B 7, BC 29. HIGHLIGHTS: Hailee Farstveet 22 pts., 8-steals, 9 of 9 Freethrows 100%. Cid Stedman 9-assists, 10-re- bounds Bailey Waldal 16 pts., 5 of 5 Freethrows 100% Ariana Zook (Bowman) 12pts. Beach Freethrows 18-23=82% Rent this space for only a few dollars a week. Call 872-3755 for more details today! Wijte+!+!Su!e[e! Are you Reedy? to Help Keep You on the Road! I apologize for the lack of news last week as we were in Phoenix vis- iting family. The weather there was perfect - in the 70's and 80's. But on the morning we left the temperature hit a low of 44 - just to prepare us for our chilling return to North Dakota. On Thursday our day began with Mass at 9 a.m. followed by Exercises at 9:45+ Some went shopping in town at 10:30. By 2 p.m. most of us were ready to play a few rounds of Bingo in the Activity Room with Debbie Lauf. Pastor J.T. Burk led Devotions at 4 p.m. Ron Barthel visited his mother, Wiene Barthel. Elaine Noll, Sarah Mosby, and Hunter came also. We all look forward to Friday mornings because of our wonderful Hair Ladies who come faithfully to pamper and beautify us. This week they were Judy Ridenhower and Wendy Ekre - Thank You! Coffee and yummy goodies were served in the Dining Room during Hair Time and again at 3 p.m. We are pampered in more watys than one at the Manor. Linda Hutchins visited Juanita Baird. Saturday morning exercises began at 10 a.m. in the Activity Room. Cof- fee and treats were served in the Din- ing Room at 3 p.m. Sunday's events began at 9 a.m. with Adoration followed by Word and Communion at 10. We played cards and games at 2 p.m. with coffee and treats served at 3 in the Dining Room. The Community Church held services in the Chapel of Angels at 6:30 p.m. Jerry and Sue Tosner vis- ited with Verna Tosner. Vern and E1- lyne Tosner also visited with Verna. They took her to church then came back in the evening. Ethel Kipley vis- ited with Frances Kress in the after- noon. Sarah Maus visited Donna Sygulla. Joe Michels visited Joe and Clara and Dorothy Stolberg. Nicole and Bree Davidson visited Christine Finneman. Monday morning brought Bible Study with Linda Marman at 10:30 a.m. Most of us were playing Bingo at 2 p.m. in the Activity Room led by St. John's Church. We all tried win- ning as many times as we could of course! Janine Olson visited with Christine Finneman. Exercises at 9:45 a.m. started our Tuesday morning off the right way. We played Bingo in the afternoon at 2 with Debbie Lauf. Devotions in the Chapel were led by Pastor Hojnacki at 7 p.m. with Gloria Ueckert at the piano. Barb Martian visited Frances Kress. Albert Rojic and Bernie came to visit Sis Rojic. Julianna Thoemke and Josh Barthel visited Wiene Barthel. Dan Varney visited the Manor, Audre Barthel visited Chris- tine Finneman. Linda G. visited Charles and Mary Scherman. On Wednesdays we are on our own until Craft Time with Marlene and Bethine at 2 p.m. This week we painted figurines of our choice with acrylic paints. Some went home with a cute dog, cat, zoo animal, or princess. Coffee and goodies were served when we were done painting. Last week we had a yummy pizza party with Debbie Lauf when Mar- lene was gone. Lacy Abraham and Jesse visited Florence Finneman. Donna Sygulla went to Dickinson to see her dentist. Next Wednesday we will be putting together and mailing boxes to our soldiers. So, if you have anything you would like to contribute please leave it at the front desk at the Manor with a note saying: "For our soldiers". Thank you!!! Andy Rooney quote of the week: "I've learned that it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular." The weather has been taking our locale on a type of roller coaster ride, up one day, down the next, then up again and down. Saturday, Jan. 18, the temperature was around 35, and by Tuesday it had dropped to the high teens, and below 0 that evening. Thursday, the temperatures started to rise again, reaching the mid 30's once more, and bringing a nice sunny day as well, with the forecast for this coming weekend of Jan. 24 to reach into the low 40's, but rain is also ex- pected. Dean, Lisa and Gabe Wyckoff stopped in at the Jim and Marj Wyck- off residence, bringing a nice dinner to share with their folks last Sunday, the 19th. Jane Cook and her mother Mary Cook traveled to Wibaux Sunday af- ternoon to visit with Mary's sister and husband, Irene and Bob Job. Jane left her mother at the Job residence and stopped in to visit her friend, Barbara Carlson who is recuperating at the Wibaux County Nursing Home fol- lowing her operation on an aneurysm in Minneapolis, Minn. Many will be glad to hear that, although the heal- ing will take some time, Barbara is doing well at this writing. On Wednesday evening; Cheryl Cook hosted a Bunco game at her home, with prizes being awarded to Shirlene Knighten, who won for having the most Buncos; Cheryl Cook who got first place; Wendy Klecker who came in second, Kelli Allen third place winner, and Kristi Fischer who was given a prize for the least amount of Buncos. Supper and snacks were also provided for the players during the evening festivities. From the pages of the Sentinel Butte Republican, January 29, 1914: The quarterly teachers' examina- tion will be held in the court house at Beach on Thursday and Friday, Feb- ruary 12 and 13, 1914, opening at 9:30 mornings sharp. Applied appli- cants for certificates are supplied with paper, pens, ink, etc., and are required to be on hand at the opening hour. Joseph A. Kitchen, Co. Supt. of Schools, Golden Valley County. The W. O. W. Lodge held their reg- ular meeting the 17th when officers were installed as follows: Post Con. Commander, J. K. Toft; Con. Com- mander, Oscar Odman; Ad, Sentinel, Loren Knapp; Banker, Wm. Carew; Clerk, Ed. Eide; Escort, Jay LaMeres; Watchman, John Adams; Sentry, John Schweigert; Board of Managers, Bar- nett, Brockmeyer, and Gronning. The committee on funds for the new hall at Alpha report very gener- ous donations from the businessmen of Sentinel Butte. We feel assured that when the Alpha territory and sur- rounding country has been canvassed there will be a nice Sum raised toward the erection of the building. Ad: Just to clean up the balance of our winter goods we now offer the following: Men's sheep-lined coats, regular price, $6, now $4.25; Men's heavy overshoes, regular price, $2.25, now $1.25; Men's heavy horsehide l mittens, regular price, $1.00, now .75. You are always welcome - buy or not: - at The Model. J. P. MacDonald, Manager. Sentinel Butte's exclusive clothing and shoe store. i i i All Producers Welcome Seminar Topics: Trend Adjusted Yields (Canola, Corn, Soybeans, Sunflowers, Wheat) Enterprise Plus (Corn-Grain, Soybeans) "" Revenue Versus Yield Coverage Land Emerging from USDA ProgramsNew Breaking Rules Private Product Options Marketing, Credit and Tax Updates Please RSVP 48 hours in advance to John Reger, your Crop Insurance Specialist in Dickinson at (701)227-1207 or (800) 291-1207. 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