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i , February 28, 2013 Golden Valley News Page3 Changes in grand Jury law spurs debate Dieters" Beverage choices ., ognize citizen&apos;s in ol ement but it i<; times resurface in the other chamber • District 39, R-Arnegard also important to have integrity in the and be sent back and placed in con- The session is now one week away for what is referred to as crossover. That's when all House bills need to be voted upon in .the House and all Seriate bills voted upon in the Senate. When we come back from crossover, then the House will then start the hearing process on Senate bills and vice versa in the Senate. Starting around Easter the confer- ence committees will begin to work out the differences in the version of a bill that one house passes and the other side amends. The House had a lively debate on House Bill 1451, which addressed the requirements that citizens will need to do in order to call a grand jury. Currently the requirement is 10 percent of the voters who voted in the last governor's election in what- ever countythat the petition workers wanted to choose. What is happen- ing is that the petition sponsors would select a county with low voter population and file a petition on statewide issues or on elected offi- cials. It is important to protect the citizen's right of referral and to rec- process. The current percentage was amended inn9 the requirement in 1905. At that time most citizens lived in a rural area and travel was limited by roads and weather. Today, most citi- zens live in communities, and we have super highways and Interact access so required signatures are much easier to acquire. The bill would move the re- quirement up to 40 percent of vot- ers who voted in the last general election or a maximum of 5,000 sig- natures. The bill also shifts the re- sponsibility to notify the courts of the petition from the county commission- ers to the county state's attorney. The debate on the bill lasted about 35 minutes and the bill was voted a "do pass" so that the Senate will have an opportunity to review the process. Sometimes legislators get all excited about the measures that fail or pass out of the chamber. They act like this is the last chance to get their ideas into law. The truth is that we are only moving to the next stage of the process and everything, and I mean everything, is still on the table. I've seen ideas that were defeated several terence committees. The appropriation committee now has all the bills that contain spending requests and as they finish their work we can finish voting on the remain- ing 100 bills in the House. The larger appropriation bills are split between the House and the Sen- ate so completing the budget doesn't happen until the end of the session. One thing that has been bothering me this session is the lack of biparti- san support for committee work..In the past the committees would take testimony, discuss the measure and anyone who had a concern would bring amendments to improve the bill so that the committee would send out the best bill possible to be de- bated in the chamber floor. This ses- sion, only the majority party is offering amendments and there is lit- tle or no discussion in committee on any concerns. Then When the bill is presented on the floor the debate often is on concerns that could have been addressed in committee. I hope this changes in the second half so that the work we do reflects the best alternatives for all the people. Medal of honor recipient again honored BISMARCK - Gov. Jack Dalrym- ple and First Lady Betsy Dalrymple were joined on Feb. 21 ,by congi-es- sional and state officials, veterans, militar3z members and the'public to honor Minot resident and former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Rome- sha, who was awarded the na- tion,)krs highest military honor for, courageous service during an enemy attack in Afghanistan. President Obama presented Ro- mesha witla the Medal of Honor dur- ing a ceremony at the White House on Feb. 11. "What Staff Sgt. Romesha ac- Complished while wounded and under heavy fire is remarkable" Gov. Dalrymple said. He disregarded his own safety to rescue injured soldiers, retrieve the fallen and take the fight to the enemy. He is a true American hero and we are proud to call him a North Dakotan. Staff Sgt. Romesha acted with incredible bravery and this country owes him a great debt of gratitude." Romesha, 31, is the fourth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. He was awarded the medal for leading the charge against hundreds of Tal- iban fighters during an Oct. 3, 2009, siege on U.S. troops at a small corn- Gov. Jack Dalrymple, left, presents Medal of Honor recipient and Minot resident Clinton Romesha with a North Dakota flag that has,flown over the state Capitol. Dalrymple and First Lady Betsy Dalrymple hosted a public reception on Feb. 21 in Rome- sha's honor. (Courtesy Photo) bat outpost in Afghanistan. Romesha served for 12 years in the U.S. Army and deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. He lives in Minot with his wife, Tammy, and their three children. , Romesha's reception, held in the state Capitol's Brynhild Haugland Room, was attended by veterans, state officials and many other North Dakotans. Among those also at- tending were: Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, Sen. John Hoeven, Con'- gressman Kevin Cramer, Maj. Gun. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota adjutant general; and Jim Hatlelid, president of the Minot City Council. Crop disaster assistance program deadline near Aaron Krauter, state executive director of North Dakota's USDA Farm Service Agency; reminds producers to purchase FSA's Non- insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program coverage for noninsur= able crops. "Crop insurance is an important risk management tool for farmers, but it's not available for all crops. That's why NAP is so important," said Krauter. - " NAP is a federally funded pro- gram that provides coverage to producers for noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory of prevented planting occurs due to natural disasters. Crops eligible for NAP coverage are those for which crop insurance is not available, in- cluding fruits and vegetables, aquaculture, turf grass and forage crops. "Producers must apply for cov- erage before a diskster strikes," continued Krauter. "Like regular crop insurance, once an application period closes, the opportunity to obtain coverage is passed." The application closing date for spring planted crops is March 15, 2013. In order to enroll, producers need to contact the local FSA Office where they farm. Start a Career in WELDING! www.learnl:oweld.com Agri Insurance Inc. • Term Life Insurance • Universal Life Insurance Fixed Annuities • Index Annuities o IRAs • Long-Term Care Ins. Bruce Ross 110 Central Ave. South, Beach, ND (701) 872-4461 (office) (Across from Bank of the West) (701) 87:%3075 (home) / BEACH LEGION CLUB 0' 281 E MAIN - BEACH ND Pull Bin qo Tabs 701-872-4362 Black Jack Live Friday & Saturday [ Hours: Mon-Fri. 3pm-lam Sat. lpm-lam Happy Hour: Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-6:30pm DID YOU KN()%V? FCS of Mandan has distributed over $18 milfion in CASH patronage in 14 years. In February, we will deliver nearly $1.6 million in patronage checks to nearly 2,300 borrowers. Ask us how lowers borrowim costs. More information about NAP and where to find your local USDA service Center can be found at www.fsa.usda.gov Put Your Money WhereYour House N c,,s,.:sse5 e community ":, , best ', s!Le ant1 our economy \\; • :/;:!i, •:'!.I. , BEACH St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Rev. Dan Berg Mass: Saturday 4 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. • Golden Valley Manor Chapel Pastor Ron Hudson of Calvary Chapel Sundays: 6:30, Communion, first Sunday in each month 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 Pastor Ben Baker Sunday School: 9:.30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. BELFIELD St. Peter's Lutheran - LCMS Rev. Scott Hojnacki These schedules are ll brought to you by." 221 N. Meade Ave. Glendive, MT 59330 406-377-2622 or 1-800-368-2690 can make a difference By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist NDSU Extension Service For several consecutive weeks last fall, I visited the fourth-grade classroom that includes my daughter. We explored reading, math and other subjects as we discussed nutrition, acted out a play and did hands-on ac- tivities. One day, we examined the ingre- dient statements to find words that indicate a food has added sweeten- ers. They learned that sweeteners add calories but no nutrients, such as pro- tein or vitamin C or A. Are you smarter than a fourth- grader? Besides the term sugar can you name at least four words that in- dicate your favorite beverage is sweetened with a calorie-containing ingredient? Pause and think. If an 'ingredient statement in- Cludes the words high-fructose corn syrup, fructose, fruit juice concen- trate, honey, sucrose or dextrose, the beverage has added sweeteners that contribute calories. All these ingredi- ents are combined as sugars on the Nutrition Facts label. One week, we studied Nutrition Facts labels. I brought a variety of empty beverage containers with me so we could practice reading labels. We calculated the number of tea- spoons of added sweetener each bev- erage contained. We-used sugar cubes as our vi- sual aids. The cubes are stackable and a lot neater than spoons of syrup in an elementary classroom. One cube weighs about 4 grams, which is equal to 1 teaspoon of sugar. I told them a little story about the Golden days when I was their age. While we can fit some added sweet- eners in a healthful diet, we need to consider portion size and conse- quences of too many added calo- ries. Back then, bottles were .smaller and made of glass. Soda pop was a treat, not a beverage regularly served with meals. An 8-ounce bottle was the norm and had about 100 calories. That was equal to 7 sugar cubes. Later, 12-ounce cans of soda be- came the typical size. A can of regu- lar pop has about 150 calories. That's about l0 sugar cubes. Now 20-ounce plastic bottles are the norm. If you drink the entire bot- tle, which technically is 2.5 servings, you are consuming 250 calories or about 17 sugar cubes. Liter-sized containers are available, too, and some people treat those bottles as single servings. Stack up about 27 sugar cubes if you drink a liter of regular pop. The kids were surprised at the towers of sugar cubes we created. Then we talked about juice and other beverages. Juice labeled 100 percent fruit juice contains natural sugs from the fruit, plus most con- tain vitamin C. A fruit-flavored bev- erage, on the other hand, may contain little, if any, fruit juice.. While we can fit some added sweeteners in a healthful diet, we need to consider portion size and consequences of too many added calories. Unfortunately, when we drink sweetened beverages, we usu- ally do not feel very full compared with eating food. According to a pub- lished study, with 18 months of fol- low-up, researchers reported that if children drank just 12 ounces (one can) of regular soda per day, they in- creased the odds of becoming obese by 60 percent. Think about your beverage choices. Here are some tips adapted from ://www.myplate.gov: Make water, low-fat or fat-free milk or 100 percent juice easy op- tions in your home. EnCourage fam- ily members to eat whole fruit for the fiber advantage. • Drink water instead of sweet- ened drinks when you are thirsty. En- ergy and sports drinks and regular soda all provide added sweeteners and calories to you r diet. • Take water on the go in : clean, reusable water bottle. Reusable water bottles are easy on the envir’ :ment, convenient and cost-effective. • Save money at restaurants by ordering water when dining out and ,drinking water from the tap at home. • .Enjoy an occasional sweetened beverage, but have a smaller portion. Split a can of soda pop. • Read and compare Nutriti0h Facts labels to learn more about sugar, fat, calories and nutrients in your favorite beverages. Program for seniors accepting applications The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is accepting ap- plications. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Adams, Billings, Bowman, Burke, Divide, Dunn, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, McKenzie, McLean, Mer- cer, Mountrail, Oliver, Slope, Stark, and Williams counties and have in- comes of $14,363 per year or less for a family of one ($19,388 for a family of two). There are 17 openings for qualified candidates. "Unfortunately, finding a job can be especially difficult for older work- ers who have not looked foi" employ- ment for some time or for those who have been unsuccessful in their job hunt" said Lyle Koller, emlrloyment and training coordinator for Experi- ence Works. Our program is a step- ping stone for people desperate for work. We can provide immediate as- sistance and wages, for those who qualify for the SCSEP. Experience Works SCSSEP is available at rio cost to people who meet eligibility criteria. The program provides paid community service as- signments at local public and non- profit organizations, training, referral to needed services, and job search as- sistance. For more information call 1-800-842-4982 or e-mail lyle_koller@ experienceworks .org. To find out more about experience • Complete all courses in 12 weeks • Mig - Tig - Stick & Pipe Welding.courses • Blue Print Reading & Welding Symbols • 40 hr. - 480 hr. courses • New classes starling monthly • Open 50 weeks a year • Maximum of I 0 students per class • Certifications available Lynnes Welding Training Inc. Bismarck Campus: 1-701-751-4256 Fargo Campus: 1-701-373-0658 works, visit www.experience- works.org. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Van or Bus Service Billings County Golden. Valley County Distance of 160 Miles " •CALL 701-872-3836 Worship Service: Sunday - 8 a.m. :: Rev. Robert Hlibichuk • i < rl St. Bernard's Catholic Churli, , , Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Roy. Bill Reulle  Sunday Bible Study: 10 a.m. Saturday: Confessions 6-6:45 p.r FAIRFIELD Mass: 7 p.m. , ii: ;2; . St. Demetrius Ukrainian Sunday: Confessions7:30 ' )::'i:i. Catholic Church Mass: 8:30 p.m. ;? • Roy. Tarns Miles m St. John Ukrainian Cathc ,: :: ,t Divine Liturgy: 8 a.. on Church ', , , second and fourth Sundays, Roy. Tarns Miles ! '! l(!m, on first, third and fifth Divine Liturgy: 8 a.m ',:. Sundays third and fifth :' SL MaCatholic Church 10 a.m. on second ' Re. Berg Mass: 8 a]Lunday ,= MED ltedoruthan - ELCA Sunday / :' R,Qge;Dierterle - Dag!um "!'i: Sun"y:Ws: 8:30 a.m. 30 p.m., Wed. Rev. Roar lrch (Located 25 only 10:30 a.m. Mary'sColic Church first and third Sunday of each i. No Mass from November through month .................. April Belfield Baptist Chm't ' '' ........ $ENTINEL BUTTE Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor J.T. Burk Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. SOUTH HEART St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rev. Bill Reulle Confessions before Mass Saturday Mass: 4 p.m. TROTTERS Trotters Church 1 st and 3rd Sunday of each month WIB A UX United Methodist Church Pastor Ruth McKenzie Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Calvary Temple, Assembly of God Pastor Reuse Stephans Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. , 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. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home www.silvemale-silhafuneralhome.com 201 South Wibaux St. 53 1st Avenue S.E. Wibaux, MT 59353 Beac h, ND 58621 406-796-2421 701-872-3232 or 1-800-892-6424 JAMES J. WOSEPKA, P.C. CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Licensed In North Dakota and Montana 41 Centrl Ave. South I O. Box 970 Beach, North Dakota 58621 • 701-872-4321