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Those attending a Golden Valley County group discussions on the medical/wellness ommunl community meeting wednesday, Feb. 26, take clinic project idea. (Photos by Jane M. Cook) part ISCUSS al By Jane M. Cook Reporter A Golden Valley County commu- nity meeting was held Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Beach Community Center. The focus on this meeting was determining whether it would be worthwhile in building a med- ical/wellness center for the Golden Valley County area. A supper began the meeting, with music being provided by Gloria Ueckert. The meeting was sponsored by VisionWest ND, Prairie West De- velopment Foundation, the city of Beach and the Beach Area Chamber of Commerce ......... Golden Valley County is one of 19 counties in western North Dakota participating in the VisionWestND three-year planning grant that has a total of 39 members, including col- leges/universities, regional councils, the N.D. Association of Oil & Gas Producing Counties, and the Three Affiliated Tribes. A copy of the final strategic plan was on each table for participants to review, as well as copies that are available at city hall, the county courthouse, Prairie West, and the chamber office. It was during one of the earlier steering committee meetings that a project was chosen for discussion which would benefit the whole county, and not just Beach. It was determined then that the clinic in Beach is too small. From that, dis- cussion continued by adding a well- ness component, which is how the project became the "medical/well- ness center." A schematic, or artist's rendition, has been on display around town for several months and was also brought into Wednesday evening's meeting. It was necessary to consult with in Poster sheets are used to discuss the pros and cons of hav- ing a new medical/wellness clinic built. St. Joseph's Hospital in regards to recreational activities - such as a the clinic to see if that would be a climbing wall, an indoor pool, possibility as the Beach Clinic is cur- and/or a therapy pool - a pool where rently a branch of St. Joe's. At this a person walks against a current. point in time, the committee was Marie Hvidsten, Rural Leader- confident that the hospital would take ship instructor from NDSU Exten- care of the medical clinic portion.As sion, was the Feb 26 facilitator. a community, it was also necessary Those attending were set up in small to determine what the "wellness" groups and were set up with poster- center segment will be. The steering size sheets, then were instructed to committee knew that it was to be discuss the pros and cons of build- more than a "fitness center." The ing a medical/wellness center'. committee wanted to incorporate The majority at the meeting were wellness through nutrition classes for enthusiastic of the prospect of hay- special dietary needs (cardio, dia- ing such a facility so close at hand, betic, etc.), using equipment to help and not having to travel to Dickin- people recover from surgeries such son or Glendive for such needs. as knee and hip replacements, rota- In the next few months, more tor cup repair; and more that need an meetings will be held to determine exercise regimen to improve healing, how to get started, and the public is The committee has also been vocal encouraged to attend these meetings. about the need for a walking mezza- This will be a long-term dream of nine for use by walkers and joggers, the kind of place wanted for the There was also discussions held young and older population alike to as to whether to add a place with enjoy. in missile silos Senators press to WASHINGTON - At a meet- removal of the missiles and destruc- tary of the Air Force. ing last week, members of the Senate tion of the silos, weakening the na- Following the meeting, Hoeven ICBM Coalition, including Sens. tion's nuclear deterrent. The met with Gene Dodaro, the comp- John Hoeven, R-N.D.; Jon Tester, D- bipartisan Senate ICBM Coalition, to troller general of the United States Mont.; Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.; which all of the senators belong, sup- and head of the U.S. Government Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; John Walsh, D- ported the Hoeven-Tester legislation. Accountability Office (GAd). The Mont.; and John Barrasso, R-W3~o.; Of the three legs of the nuclear triad senators are recommending that the pressed Admiral James Winnefeld Jr., - land-based missiles in silos, mis- GAd review the legislation and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of siles aboard submarines and bombers make a determination as to what the Staff, to retain missile silos in North - intercontinental ballistic missiles law requires. Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. are the most cost-effective because "Land-based ballistic missiles are As members of the Senate Appro- they cost less to maintain, the sena- a strategic asset and the most cost-ef- priations Committee, Hoeven and tors say. fective nuclear deterrent in the U.S. Tester authored a provision in the Last week, however, the senatorsarsenal," Hoeven said. "Senator Department of Defense (DOD) ap- learned that the Pentagon believes it Tester and I wrote the language in the propriations bill that blocks the ad- has other authority to start thebill to bar the Defense Department ministration from undertaking any process of eliminating silos, prompt- from initiating any process that could environmental analysis to reduce the ing Hoeven to organize a meetingresult in the loss of these vital assets. number of active silos containing with top Pentagon officials. In addi- We need to keep these silos up and Minuteman III ICBMs, all of which tion to Winnefeld, DOD officialsrunning because they are vitally im- are located at bases in North Dakota, who participated in the meeting were portant, not just to Minot and North Montana and Wyoming. Madelyn Creedon, assistant secretary The senators are concerned that of defense for Global Strategic Af- Silos the study is designed to facilitate the fairs and Eric Fanning, undersecre- (Continued on Page 8) Bowman, Kempenich to seek By Neal A. Shipman Farmer Editor Two District 39 Republicans, Sen. Bill Bowman and Rep. Keith Kempenich, have announced that they will be seeking re-election in the 2014 elections. According to Bowman and Kempenich, their priority in the up- coming legislative session will be to continue' working for support of infrastructure needs in the district. "During the last session we made some gains, but the effort failed in bringing more oil revenue from oil and gas production taxes back to the local political subdivi- sions," states Kempenich. "The original bill in the House did that, so we have the framework of what is needed. The challenge is to edu- cate the rest of the state and de- velop a plan that is a win for the whole state." According to Kempenich, he would like to see the state use a por- tion of the funds that have been set aside to help oil-impacted areas being able to bond against future oil i Sen. Bill Bowman revenues to support ongoing efforts by the local political subdivisions. "There has been some discus- sion about putting together a re- gional trust fund," states Kempenich. "The funding of this would be a challenge, but not im- possible." Both Kempenich and Bowman believe that the state needs to fol- low a common sense approach to lection Rep. Keith Kempenich regulations that don't prohibit growth of the resources and recog- nize the needs of the District. "Our efforts in the next session are to keep the needs of District 39 in front of the Legislature," state Kempenich and Bowman. "But we need help from both chambers and the governor." (Reprinted with permission of the McKenzie County Farmer.) rnor, EPA discuss regulations BISMARCK- Gov. Jack Dalrym- pie on Feb. 27 met with Gina Mc- Carthy, administrator of the ~nvironmental Protection Agency (EPA), and EPA Regional Adminis- trator Shaun McGrath to discuss the agency's proposed emissions regula- tions for power plants and other envi- ronmental issues important to North Dakota ......... nology that is commercially viable North Dakota residents, and to attend and cost effective. He said the state's a meeting of energy producing states, coal-fired power plants continue to re- which will be held in Bismarck April duce emissions, and that unattainable 16-17. standards would undermine the na- The governor told McCarthy that tion's energy security and could lead he is also concerned about the poten- to higher utility rates for customers tial for EPA overreach under the aus- and lost jobs. pices of the Clean Water Act. A draft The EPA has proposed standards EPA report, entitled "Connectivity of that cap greenhouse gas emissions Streams and Wetlands to Downstream from newly built coal-fired power Waters," does not distinguish between plants at 1,100 pounds of carbon diox- federal and state jurisdictions, which ide per megawatt-hour. The agency's could lead to a determination that all proposed standards for existing coal- waters within the Prairie Pothole Re- fired plants will be issued by June. gion fall within federal jurisdiction, McCarthy told Dalrymple that the Dalrymple said. public comment period regarding the The Clean Water Act is intended to EPA's proposed standards for new protect navigated water bodies and power plants has been extended as re- any expansion of federal jurisdiction quested by the governor recently in beyond waters directly related to nav- Washington D.C. The EPA had origi- igation would be an overreach. Be- nally provided a 60-day public com- cause uncertainty and differences of ment period, which was set to close opinion exist regarding the extent of March 10. The extension provides an- the Clean Water Act's authority, it's other 60 days for public comment, set important that the EPA and U.S. Corps to conclude on May 9. Dalrymple also of Engineers maintain ongoing com- encouraged McCarthy to visit with munications with state officials, Dal- utilities, power plant operators and rymple said. i~/"It's good to have Administrator ~y in North Dakota so that she can see and hear for herself just how important common sense regulation is to major energy states like ours and to the entire nation," Dalrymple said. "North Dakota is one of only a hand- ful of states that meet the EPA's air- quality standards and I hope this visit will help her better understand that a one-size-fits-all approach for reduc- tions in carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants is not the answer." Dalrymple told McCarthy that roles under development by the EPA to regulate carbon dioxide emissions must be practical and based on tech- Lady Bucs sweep Skyhawks on Parents Night Friday evening was marked as finding their way into the score- Green 2, Brooke Slater 2 Parents Night, and senior parents book. 3:pointers: HS 3 (Joppa 2, An- were introduced along with their After the game, all players and dress 1), B 4 (Waldal, Dietz, Hof- daughters who played their last parents were invited for a small fer, Abraham). Free throws: HS game of their high school careers meal and dessert for a traditional 5-7, B 6-10. Total fouls: HS 8, B at BHS. together. Words were spoken by14. Records: HS 10-11 (Region 7- The opponents last Friday Athletic Director Brandt Gaugler 6), B 19-2 (Region 11-0). evening were the Hettinger/Scran- and the coaching staff. Seniors Region 7 Opening Round ton Skyhawks. There were three sang their very own "rap" songMatch-Ups: games that were played with the with a short slide show produced 3:00 (1) Beach vs (8) Killdeer Bucs,winning all three games for a by Tom Wilhelmi to end the 4:30 (4) New England vs (5) final sweep of the season. It was evening of fun. Beulah the final Region 7 contest of their Seniors playing their last game 6:00 (2) Trinity vs (7) Het- regular schedule before moving at BHS were: Megan Benes, Paige tinger/Scranton into post-season play. Rising, Chantel Fulton, Cid Sted- 7:30 (3) Hazen vs (6) Bowman The Buccaneers wasted no timeman, Hailee Farstveet and Bailey County from the Opening tip as all five Waldal. Region 7 Games Will Be Played starters scored with Cid Stedman The Running Bucs will now AtThe Knights Of Columbus Cen- and Brooklynn Zachmann combin- continue in post-season play on ter ing for 13 of the 19 first-quarter Monday, March 10. The first Final Region 7 Standings: points. The Bucs took the first round Region 7 Tournament gameBeach 11-0 quarter lead 19-10, playing all six is slated to begin at 3 p.m., match- Trinity 10-1 seniors on "senior-parent" night, ing No. 1 Beach against No. 8 Hazen 8-3 In the second quarter, BHS Killdeer. New England 7-4 clamped down on the Skyhawks Beach 72, Hettinger-Scranton Beulah 7-4 with a strong "man" defense, hold- 40 Bowman County 6-5 ing sixth seed Hettinger to justBeach 19 14 24 15 72 Hettinger/Scranton 6-5 eight points while scoring 14 toH/S 10 8 11 11 40 Killdeer5-6 end the half. Beach: Bailey Waldal 18, Taylor Glen Ullin/Hebron 5-6 Coming out of the locker room Abraham 11, Cid Stedman 11, Richardton/Taylor 2-9 with a lot of energy, the Running Brooklynn Zachmann 10, Hailee Mott/Regent 1-10 Bucs tallied 24.third-quarter points Farstveet 9, Ashlynn Dietz 3, Taryn Heart River 1-10 defending with their full-court Hoffer 3,Megan Benes 2, Lateasha Results Thursday, Feb. 20: press and pushed for fastbreak op- Lechler 2, Baili Nielson 2, Paige The Running Bucs won their portunities. Rising 1. 18th game of the season by defeat- The Buccaneers recorded their HS: Casey Joppa 13, Kaitlin ing Mott/Regent 84-33 in another 19th win of the season against only Reitz 6, Cassie Holt 6, Cassie An- two losses that ended their regular dress 5, Kinsey Jahner 2, Nicole Roundball season schedule with 11 players Weaver 2, Kaite Wolff 2, Brittany (Continued on Page 8) i First State Bank Good service is important in any business...especially , .... Golva Medora Beach banking. 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