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p-- f..) -/L  Lul &apos;q . U3 <I:: I r,- t,u ICE  .. If. P-, r-.I _.E I.L ,CE - <:E I.ul .{D-J Day Ikl 1 1 THI , 1938 : The animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released and had major success in the box-office, making more money than any other motion pic- ture up till that point. 1932 : The first Winter Olympics was held in the United States. These games took place in Lake Placid, New York. Inside Obituaries .. .......... Page 2 Opinion ........ : ....... Page 3 Classifieds ............ Page 4 Public notices ....... Page 6 Interstate crashes, page 2 Sports scores, page 4 Fun at the derby .... I Above: Beach Den Leader Marlene Muruato presents an award to Bailey Frieze, a Bear Cub, at the Pinewood, Derby that was held on Jan. 26in Beach. At left: Bear Cub Logan Sime poses for a photo in a racing poster at the Pinewood Derby. (Courtesy Photos) SBDC director to speak at meeting Ray Ann Kilen, regional direc- tor with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will be the featured speaker for the Beach Area Chamber of Commerce meet- ing on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at noon in LaPlaya's banquet room. says Cory McCaskey, Chamber president. The SBDC in Dickinson pro- vides services for Region 8, which includes Adams. Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope, and Stark coun- ties. As regional director, Kilen pro- vides free and confidential counsel- ing to small businesses, including pre-venture (idea stage), startups and existing businesses. She pro- vides assistance with business plans, marketing plans, financial plans (projected cash flows, budg- ets and financial statements). SBDC also facilitates educational opportu- nities for small businesses to fur- ther their education on a variety of business topics. Kilen is an experienced small business owner with prior business ventures as a sole proprietor with a commercial cleaning business, a limited liability corporate partner in a home building company, a limited liability partner in a home renova- tion company and currently owns and operates a small corporation providing environmental consulting and hazard rehabilitation services. Kilen holds a masters in man- agement degree from the University of Mary. New deF)uty sheriff on patrol By Ellen Feuerhelm Staff Writer Scan Hagen from Cottonwood, Minn., recently started working with the Golden Valley County Sheriff's Department. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University. He has been hired to work in the patrol division, said Sheriff Scott Steele. Hagen replaces Deputy Cody Johnson. The Sheriff's Department is now fully staffed with three full- time and four part-time employees, said Steele. The county decided to fill one of the full-time slots with more pan- time employees. Scan Hagen Dean's lists, page 6 Interstate crashes, page 2 DLD YOU KNOW A million dollars' worth of $100 bills weighs only 10 kg (22 Ib). Beach boys basketball vs. Dickinson Trinity, A, B and C teams, at Beach, 4 p.m., Feb. 2. Heart River boys basketball vs. Glen Ullin/Hebron in Glen Ullin, A, B and C teams, 3:30 p.m., MST, Feb. 4. Heart River girls basketball vs. Bowman County, A, B and C teams, at South Heart, 4 p.m., Feb. 4. Health screening, Senior Citizens Club of Belfield, 1-2:30 p.m.; business meeting, 1 p.m., Feb. 17. FEMA approves request to begin damage assessments BISMARCK Gov. John Hoeven has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved his request to begin Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) to document losses and costs incurred as a result of last month's severe win- ter storm. Hoeven requested the assess- ments on Jan. 28, paving the way for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to ,help municipali- ties, tribes and rural electric coop- eratives (RECs) recover costs associated with the storm. "The initiation of the PDA process brings us one step closer to helping our communities and state recover from the losses that occurred as a result of January's winter storm," Hoeven said in a prepared statement. "We will con- tinue to work with FEMA, through .our Department of Emergency Services, to help our municipalities, tribes and rural electric cooperatives recover from this storm and receive reimburse- ment for losses and damages." The PDA process will begin on Feb. 8 and should take about a week to complete, according to the governor's office. The process will document the extent of rnpact to cities, counties, tribes and rural electric cooperatives incurred in this storm. The request was made as a result of a statewide winter storm that downed power lines and poles "We will contin- ue to work with FEMA, through our Department of Emergency Services, to help our municipalities, tribes and rural electric coopera- tives recover from this storm and receive reimburse- ment for losses and damages." Gov. John Hoeven primarily in the southwestern cor- ner of North Dakota, leaving about 6,200 households without power. Most have since, been restored with power. The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services requests that those without power remain vigilant about personal prepared- ness and safety, and recommends that generators are kept well away from homes and outside of struc- tures. Carbon monoxide fumes are deadly and can quickly over- whelm. Shown above is a downed power line in Slope County. While this pole is obvious to passers- by, buried wires or the stubs of poles may not be, and electrical cooperatives advise snowmo- bilers and ATV riders to be careful in these areas and right-of-ways. (Courtesy Photo) RECs: LooKout for storm debris. MANDAN - The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) urges snowmobilers and ATV operators to take extra caution when riding in power line right-of-ways, which may contain leftover debris from the January storm. Wally Kalmbach, director of safety for NDAREC, asks drivers to slow down and exercise cau- tion when traveling in ditches. "The recent storm toppled nearly 2,000 poles across the state, scattering conductors, cross-arms, poles and wire. Because the damage is wide- spread, some of the debris may not be collected until spring," he said. Snowmobilers and ATV opera- tors should be on the lookout for broken pole stubs and other debris that may be partially covered by snow, the RECs advise. 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