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P, age 6 Golden Valley News February 22, 2018 I Rodriguez 1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the word for"W" in the NATO i0honetic alphabet? 2. LITERATURE: Who wrote the , ,~ short story titled The Monkey s Paw . ",3. GOVERNMENT: Which one of file amendments to the U.S. Constitu- tion forbids double jeopardy? 4. ROYALS: Who was the daughter of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII of England? 5. MYTHOLOGY: What is the Greek counterpart of the Roman god- ~ess Minerva? : '6. TELEVISION: Which member of :the "Our Gang" cast was shot to death *in a dispute at age 31 ? 7. LANGUAGE: What does the Lat- !in phrase "prima facie" mean? : 8. U.S. STATES: Which state's offi-' ~ial song is "Roll On, Columbia, Roll 9. GEOLOGY: What kind of gem- ,'stone is actually fossilized tree resin? 10. GEOGRAPHY: What is the rood- ~m name of the country of "Cymru"? Answers 1. Whiskey , 2. W.W. Jacobs 3. Fifth 4. Queen Elizabeth I 5. Athena 6. Carl Dean Switzer, who played 'Alfalfa" 7. Based on the first impression 8. Washington 9. Amber 10. Wales DIFFICULTY THIS WEEK: 2018 King Features Synd Inc. orts ~ Chl~s l~hoeek 1. Who was the last St. Louis Car- 7dinals player before Jedd Gyorko in ~2016 to hit 30-plus home runs in a ;season? ~. 2. New York Yankees catcher Yogi ;Berra caught three no-hitters -- two '0by one pitcher. Name that pitcher. ; 3. In 2015, Saquon Barktey broke the ~Penn State freshman record for rushing ~yards (1,076). Who had held it? st. When was the last time that the Houston Rockets swept a playoff series 4-0? ,5. Name the last team before the :P!ttsburgh Penguins (2016, 2017) to ~win consecutive Stanley Cups, each tjme in six games 6. When was the last time the U.S. men's team lost an individual back- ~troke final at the Olympics? 7. In 2017, golfer Cristie Kerr set a record for most career points for a U.S. team member at the Solheim Cup [21 points). Who had held the mark? Answers ' 1. Carlos Beltran had 32 home runs in 2012. 2. Allie Reynolds tossed both in i1951. 3. D.J. Dozier rushed for 1,002 yards as a freshman in 1983. '. 4. The Rockets swept Or!ando in the i1995 NBA Finals. ' 5. The Philadelphia Flyers, in 1974 a~)d 1975. 6. It was 1992. 7. Juli Inkster had 18.5 points in her Solheim Cup career Paula Creamer (19.5 points) also passed Inkster in ,2017. HOCUS-FOCUS 2018 King Features Syndicate, Inc. "Frozen peas make the best quickie !ice pack ever. They stay cold without being bulky and conform to just about iany shape. You also can make a holder by doubling over a kitchen towel and stitching it up on the ends, leaving one ;end open. Stick your ice pack inside and apply directly to the skin. We have a bag of frozen peas that we drew a l~ig "X" on, so we know that's the 'ice ~.ack' peas!" -- R.M. in Oregon !6 I. g 9 L 9 i 8 Z 6 b L 9 !il. t} 6 8 9 g L :S 8 g Z I. 6 9 ;i: 9 z t, 6 e I. sI i)Y6 1.9 3Lg8 I JeMsuv nHoons AI)IOOM by Linda Thistle Solution below 1 7 4 1 7 . 7 4 1 4 7 Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. Moderate II Challenging i HO0 BOY! This weekly puzzle is brought to you by: T&A Seeds Beach, ND March 1 tax deadline for agricultural producers Agricultural producers have until * The personal exemption amount tax liability by averaging, during a March 1,2018, to file their 2017 in- is $4,050 three-year period, all or part of the come tax returns without penalty if * Long-term capital gains andcurrent year's elected farm income. they have not made estimates, qualified dividend income is taxed at This is done on Schedule J. North "Producers have until April 17 to a 0 percent rate for individuals in the Dakota farmers who elect to use in- file without penalty if they have paid 10 or 15 percent tax brackets and at come averaging for federal purposes their estimated tax by Jan. 16, 2018," 15 percent for those in the 25 to 35 also may use Form ND-1FA, which says Ron Haugem North Dakotapercent brackets and 20 percent for is income averaging for North State University Extension Service those in the top income bracket. Dakota income tax calculations. farm economist. * The annual individual retire- * Some producers may have gen- Items to note for 2017 income tax ment account contribution is $5,500 erated a net operating loss (NOL) for preparation: for 2017 or $6,500 for individuals 50 2017. The 179 expense election is or older. Agricultural producers can carry $510,000 Generally, the 179 ex- * The annual gift tax exclusion for a loss back five years for a refund. pense election allows producers to 2017 remains at $14,000. They may elect to carry the loss back deduct up to $510,000 of machinery * The 2017 Social Security wage only two years or elect to carry the or equipment purchases for the year base is $127,200. loss forward up to 20 years. Note that of the purchase There is a dollar-for- * The business mileage rate for self-employment tax is not refund- dollar phase-out for purchases of .2017 is 53.5 cents per more than $2,030,000. * Crop insurance proceeds, if re- Information on agricultural tax The additional 50 percent first- ceived in 2017, may be deferred to topics can be found in the "Farmers year bonus depreciation provision is 2018 if you qualify. You must use Tax Guide," publication 225. It is in effect for 2017. It is equal to 50 cash accounting and show that, under available at any IRS office or can be percent of the adjusted basis after normal business practices, the sale of ordered by calling 800-829-3676. 179 expensing, damaged crops would occur in a fu- Any questions about these topics or It only applies to new property ture tax year. further updates should be addressed that has a recovery period of 20 years * A livestock deferral can beto your tax professional or the IRS at or less. made by those who had a forced sale 800-829-1040 or Call The standard deduction is of livestock because of a weather-re- the North Dakota Tax Department at $12,700 for those who are married lated disaster. 877-328-7088 or go to and filing jointly. The deduction is * Remember that qualifying farm- for answers to $6,350 for singles, ers can elect to compute their current North Dakota income tax questions. Congressman schedules mobile office hours WASHINGTON - Congressman Kevin Cramer has scheduled mobile office hours in Manning and Ami- don on Tuesday, March 13. Mobile office hours allow constituents to receive assistance with casework from the Congressman's staff. Individuals from the Manning and Amidon areas are encouraged to stop by the mobile office for help with veterans and Social Security benefits, Medicare billing problems, immigration issues, military records or medals, or for assistance with any other federal agency. Tuesday, March 13: Dunn County Courthouse -- 10-11:00 a.m. Com- mission Chambers 205 Owens Street Manning Slope County Courthouse -- 1:30-2:30 p.m. Com- munity Conference Room 204 Main Street Amidon Contact Kaitlyn Weidert, Cramer's Field Represen- tative, with any questions. She can be reached by email at Kaitlyn.Weidert @ or telephone (701 ) 839-0255. The Spats by Jeff Pickering BY HENRY BOLTINOFF drink prizefighters like best! qound :sieMsuV WEATHER REPORT! Illustrated by David Coulson Below are 12 words you might use year- round when talking about the weather. Use these words to complete the puzzle grid above. Use the trial-and-error method; erasers are optional. 4-letter wdrds5-letter words ARID FROST BLEW FROZE .'~,=0. ~oM~ ~ BURN MOIST 'GALE RAINS UNK-UPS! Here's a list of 12 small words that are divid- MIST SHADE ed into two columns Turn them into six longer words by SWEAT linking them together. To do this, draw a line from a word THAWS in the left column to a word in the right column. ele9 9 "lS!OiN " "su!eH "i, '~aI8 ' 'sMeql 'Z .eOeeJov.qS'pueiB9!. :&IOMSUV ezoi:J t (u~oo)"]ee~s "0t "IS,IN "6 "P,~V "S i~U~O~~ ~ ~u~dJ~o "epeq$ "L um8 "~ lSO~-I "1. (SsOmV) :s~eMsuv THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME BY AL 5CADUTO