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J I MIXED ADC 553 779 00-00-00 31P 7T SMALL TOWN PAPERS **COO5 2i7 W COTA ST SHELTON, WA 98584-2263 ! , %;- Emotions run high for the Bucs after beating the No, 1 rankedteam in Region 7. (Photo by Renee Orluck) Bucs serve notice, down region's top team By Renee Orluck third quarter and outscored Trenton than their opponent (25-23). How- Correspondent 20-13 for a 60-40 score to begin the ever. the difference was the number The week of Feb. 12, proved to be fourth quarter. Trenton came out in of 3-pointers made as Bowman put another busy week for the Bucs with the fourth quarter and battled to stay in nine compared to the two made for three games on the schedule,in the game outscoring Beach 22-14. Beach On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Bucs They made 10 shots while the Bucs Beach scoring: Gage Swanson 24, traveled to Trenton to face the countered with putting in six of their Gunnar Farstveet 23, Josiah Orluck Tigers. Last year the game against own fourth-quarter shots. The Bucs 14. Jhett Farstveet 6. Three pointers: Trenton provided the Bucs with their prevailed with a 74-62 victory. Orluck 1, Swanson 1. Free-throws: only win of the season. However, Beach scoring: Gunnar Farstveet 13-21. just as the Bucs are much improved 22, Gage Swanson 22, Josiah Orluck On Saturday, Feb. 17, the Bucs this year, so are the Tigers as the 12, Cole Erickson 9, John Summers played their last regularly scheduled Tigers came into this game with 5, Jhett Farstveet 2. Three pointers: home game. The gymnasium was seven wins on their record. The ref- Erickson 2,Summers 1. Free-throwS: packed with fans as Beach faced the Lerees were determined to let the ath- 9-14. number one Region 7 team, Beulah letes on both sides of the ball get into Thursday, Feb 15, the Bucs cele- Miners (10-0 in Region 7 and 16-3 their rhythm and just play a lot of brated senior night and hosted the overall coming into this game). continuous basketball as only five Bulldogs from Bowman. Bowman The Bucs quickly came out of the fouls were called on the Bucs com- came out in the first quarter outscor- starting gate and played one of their pared to nine fouls for the Tigers. kag Beach 24-15. The second quarter best first quarters of the season, The first quarter started off well for found the Bucs outscoring the Bull- outscoring the Miners 20-9. The both teams as they traded baskets dogs 20-12 and going into halftime Miners came out in the second quar- throughout the quarter. Trenton down 35-36. The third quarter found ter and cut into the Buccaneer lead as ended up with a first quarter lead of both teams putting in 16 points and they outscored the Bucs 17-10. The 19-15. Bowman took a one point lead into Bucs lead 30-26 at halftime. In the The second quarter found thethe fourth quarter, 52-51. The fourth third quarter, the Bucs outscored the Tigers cooling off and the Bucs heat- quarter was again pretty even with Miners 18-15 to take a 48-41 lead ing up as the Bucs outscored the Bowman outscoring Beach by one, Tigers 25-8 and took a 40-27 lead 17-16 and taking home the win 69- Basketball into halftime. Beach had a great 67. Beach actually made more shots (Continued on PageS) Loan forgiveness program may offer years of relief BISMARCK - State Superin- many as four years of student loan school year. Login information was tendent Kirsten Baesler said North debt forgiveness. The teacher re- distributed earlier this week. Appli- Dakota's newly revamped student mains eligible even if his or her po- cations received before April 15, loan forgiveness program for teach- sition is not included on a future 2018, will get first priority, although ers may offer up to four years' worth shortage or critical need list. No later requests will be considered. of debt relief, which school districts more than two teachers in any one "The North Dakota University may use to recruit or retain teachers, district may benefit from the forgive- System are excited for the opportu- Teachers who benefit from theness program at once. Payments on nity to partner with DPI on this col- program could have from $12,000 to behalf of the teacher are made di- laborative effort to recruit and retain $26,000 in student loan debt forgiven rectly to the loan servicer, our teachers in North Dakota," said over four years, depending on their The critical need teaching posi- NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott. position and location, Baesler said. tions that qualify for teacher student "We thank the legislators for looking "We're hoping that our schoolloan relief are'. Science, Business and at new ways through this program to districts will be able to use this, not Office Technology, Agricultural Ed- keep our children learning and our only as a recruitment tool for our ucation, Technology and Engineer- teachers teaching in specific, targeted new teachers who are just graduating ing Education,and Computer areas." - or teachers who are just entering Science. Teachers who accept jobs in criti- the field - but also as a retention tool, "These were the teaching posi- cal need positions in rural or remote to help them stay in those school dis- tions that were most often left un- school districts that have fewer than tricts and pay off their student loan filled, and our students were going 1,000 students would qualify for as debt," Baesler said. without those classes in many of our much as $26,000 in debt relief over The 2017 Legislature made major school districts," Baesler said. four years, paid in ar nual install- changes to the teacher loan forgive- "We're becoming more targeted and ments of $6,500. Critical need posi- ness program. Applications now more focused in providing a larger tions in other districts would qualify must come from school districts, incentive for our teachers, where for up to $12,000 in debt forgiveness rather than individual teachers, there is the most need." over four years, paid in four $3,000 Teachers will no longer receive ben- Teacher shortage areas are inincrements. efits under the state's former pro- prekindergarten through 8th grade; A teacher shortage position in a gram. elementary music education; mathe- rural or remote school district with Districts may seek loan forgive- matics; English language arts; social fewer than 1,000 students would be ness for positions in areas where the studies; guidance counselors and spe- eligible for up to $18,000 in student Department of Public Instruction has cial education teachers in prekinder- loan forgiveness over four years, determined that a teacher shortage or garten through 12th grade; family and paid in four installments of $4,500 critical need exists. School districts consumer sciences; foreign lan- each. may apply for debt relief for no more guages; English learners; library "We needed to be focused with than two teaching jobs at any one media specialists; and career clusters, what we were offering our teachers time. The North Dakota University who go to our rural, isolated school Once a teaching position has been System on Friday began taking debt districts that have a critical need," filled, the teacher is eligible for as relief applications for the 2018-19 Baesler said. By Jane Cook Reporter Last month, some area residents traveled to Guatemala to work on a mission project. Ron and Sherry Zachmann, Diane Szudera, Robin and Toni Jandt, Henry and Lisa Gerving, Jerry and Mary Weinreis, Michelle Hardy, 'Michelle's sister Arlene Abraham from Bismarck, and Arlene's 16- year-old granddaughter, Kennedy Blac k; Ike Kuntz from Dickinson, and Chuck Peterson from Dickinson, who served as leader of the group, traveled to aid in the building of homes for some of the country's homeless people. About five years ago, Guatemala resident Oscar Palencia found home- less families living in a dump site near the town of Escuintla. The peo- ple were trying to make a living by scavenging for things to sell, using cardboard as shelters, and even find- ing food at the dump site. Palencia felt a need to help these people, and with the help of a handful of local residents, they started a soup kitchen, buying vegetables from a grocery store and making a large pot of soup for the people, bringing it to those at the dump site at least once a week. As a result, BuildinGuate was begun to help the needy in this part of the country. The clump site was re- named Land of Hope, and mission workers from the United States began to offer their help as well. BuildinGUATE is committed to ~lping the poorest of the poor bY providing the necessities and founda- tion of a healthy life. It signifies a commitment to be a voice for the voiceless, provide basic necessities, and to build communities. It seeks to encourage hope, love, and dignity by An unidentified girl seems to be enjoying soup from the Build- ingGUATE soup kitchen. (Photo Courtesy of BuildingGUATE) empowering individuals to work to- 1 or 2 p.m the team would quit for gether for the good of the community, the day due to the hot the weather. The local residents have helped This year, team helped in pour- build homes for the impoverished ing a slab for the soup kitchen. Picks families so they no longer have to and shovels were used to get the site live right in the dump itself,prepared for concrete, which was 50 "These are not homes as we know feet in diameter. Concrete was them," Zachmann said. "These are mixed in a mixer, then shoveled into very small, measuring about 12-by- buckets and wheelbarrows to be 16 in size. So far, six homes have taken to the soup kitchen site. A been built, and a small community is concrete lid for a cistern was also starting to form." made during that time. All of the Not only are homes becoming work had to be done by hand. Other available, but a small clinic, roughly members of the team helped in 12 -by- 20 insize, is there to help aid preparing the meal on Wednesday in their healthcare. Doctors and den- and Friday. tal teams come in to take care of the The Zachmanns have been going needs of the people. Although not to help the Guatemalans for the last everyone has the ability or skills four years. In his report to the parish needed, the funds collected have of St. John the Baptist at one week- helped Palencia buy the needed prop- end Mass, Ron Zachmann said, "The erty on which to build the homes, phrase that's been used is: It's like Asked about the work itself, Zach- being bit by the Guatemalan bug; you mann said that the team would leave want to go again. But I'd rather refer for the job site at 4 a.m. and arrive at to it as being touched by Jesus about 5 a.m. to begin work. At about Christ." Burgum hosts first-ever Main Street ND Summit BISMARCK- Gov. Doug Burr fullest potential," Burgum said. evolve over the next several months. gum on Feb. 12 challenged commu- "Each community faces unique chal- Those attending the two-day nities to get involved now in lenges and opportunities, and the summit heard from local and na- envisioning their futures during his Main Street Initiative is about em- tional community development ex- keynote address at the first-ever powering local leaders to find cre- perts and advocates, learning about Main Street ND Summit, hosted by ative solutions that capitalize on their best practices and how to engage the North Dakota Department of strengths to create smart, financially community leaders, entrepreneurs Commerce at the Bismarck Event solvent communities for the future." and students in envisioning North Center. Burgum also unveiled the betaDakota's future. Featured speakers Welcoming the more than 650 version of the Main Street Commu- include d Charles Marohn of Strong community members, students and nity Dashboard, an online tool de- Towns, Robert J. Gibbs of Gibbs state team members who registered veloped by the Department of Planning Group and Roger Brooks of for the two-day event, Burgum pro- Commerce,Information Technology Roger Brooks International. moted the three pillars of the Main Department and other state agencies Attendees also heard from Lt. Street Initiative: a skilled workforce; to provide community leaders with Gov. Brent Sanford, who shared his smart, efficient infrastructure; and publicly available - but not always experience as former mayor of Wat- healthy, vibrant communities to help easy to find- information that can be ford City and how the community North Dakota compete in a 21 st cen- used to help grow healthy, vibrant, fi- utilized the three pillars of what is tury economy in which rapid techno- nancially solvent communities. The now the Main Street Initiative to deal logical advancement is changing dashboard, which includes commu- with rapid growth and create a com- every job, industry and organization, nity profile information and state, munity attractive to workers and "Our state's unlimited promise county and city financial informa- families. and potential can only be reached if tion, is viewable at www.main- Summit every community reaches their and will continue to (Continued on Page 8) Changes could be coming to health insurance By Wendell Potter market, he announced the executive order on Rur/ l Health News Service The only significant change to Jan. 5. "That means we will no What happens in Idaho in the the ACA that members of Congress longer be penalized for buying cov- coming weeks undoubtedly will not have been able to enact so far is the erage that doesn't meet all the Oba- stay in Idaho. What happens there removal of the penalty Americans macare rules. Now the door is open could make a big difference in how must pay to stay uninsured. That was for states to pursue our own reason- much you pay for your health insur- accomplished through a provision of able solutions." He said his move ance - or whether you can even get the recently enacted tax reform law. would give consumers more choices insurance. Otter said he viewed the repeal of the and lower their insurance costs. Idaho's Republican governor, C. penalty as a green light for states to L. "Butch" Otter, signed an execu- make much more far-reaching Otter's executive order would tive order last month that, if not changes to rules governing the sale allow health insurers to once again blocked by the federal government, of health insurance, sell policies -- and engage in prac- will do what Republicans in Wash- "Congress and President Donald tices -- that were made unlawful by ington have not been able to do: turn Trump have eliminated the individ- the ACA. Although many health care the clock back to the days before the ual mandate requiring all Americans policy experts believe the order is in Affordable Care Act, at least in the to buy Obamacare plans or face fi- Insurance state's individual health insurance nancial penalties," Otter said when (Continued on Page 8) + Come See Us For Your Ag Loan If you're looking for a dependable source of ag financing, come visit us. For years, area farmers have relied on us for their ag loans. Our bank is a strong, locally-owned financial institution. We offer fast, friendly, personal service. And because we're local, we understand the needs of this area. Whatever your j nancial needs, we're here to help. On ;4 First Afame Baais First State Bank Golva Medora Beach 872-3656 623-5000 872-4444 Member FDIC ATM in Beach & Medora lobby