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Page 2 Golden Valley News March 6, 2014 Marjorie A. MEDORA - Marjorie A. Gratton, 96, of Sentinel Butte, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Dickinson. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 7, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Medora, with the Rev. Dan Berg officiating. Rite of Committal will be held at a later date in the Medora Cemetery in Medora. Silvemale-Silha Funeral Home of Beach has been entrusted with the arrangements. Marjorie was born on Feb. 2, 1918, in Dickinson. the youngest daughter of William and Margarite (Schreiber) Neuens. She was raised on the Neuens ranch north of Medora and received her elementary educa- tion in country schools north of Medora and in Medora. Marjorie graduated from Dickinson High School in Dickinson. Following high school she attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha in Omaha, Neb. Marjorie met and later married Weldon Gratton on Jan. 2, 1935. To- gether they made their home in a log cabin at the CCC camp north of Medora before moving into Medora. During World War II, Majorie and Weldon lived at Peaceful Valley, headquarters for the Theodore Roo- sevelt National Park. It was at this time they had their sons Charles W., Weldon Jr. (who died in infancy) and Robert W. In 1946, they moved to Omaha, Neb., and throughout his ca- reer he was transferred to Washing- ton, D.C., and Vernal, Utah. Due to Weldon's health, they moved to Mesa, Ariz.. where they resided until Weldon's death in 1990. At that time, Marjorie and Robert moved back to the Sentinel Butte and Medora area, where she remained until the time of her death. Marjorie worked a variety of jobs Gratton Robert "Bob" Gratton in her life including: real estate, as- sistant administrator for the Ameri- can Heart Association and director of United Cerebral Palsy. While living in Vernal, Utah, they open.ed a flower and garden shop as well as an an- tique store in Medora and Sentinel Butte. Marjorie was very active in the Catholic Church, Chamber of Com- merce as well as the Elks and Rotary clubs. She reorganized the Medora Cemetery and spent countless hours researching. Marjorie served on the board as president and held several other offices. Marjorie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Weldon; her parents; infant son, Weldon Jr.; three brothers, Walt, Jack and Victor Neuens; two sisters. Viola Ray and Elsie Stiles and shortly after her death her son, Robert W. Marjorie is survived by her son, Charles Gratton of Midland, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.,~ilvernale- silhafuneralhome.com. Czech immigration documents sought The Czech Heritage Partnershiplions. (CHP), via its Family History and This effort is undertaken in cooper- Documents Center in Protivin, Iowa, ation with the Ministry of Foreign Af- is seeking to obtain copies of letters, fairs of the Czech Republic. The cards, diaries, scrapbooks and similar Czech Heritage Partnership (CHP) is ;related"c0~)mic~ttirn~as~ociated wiiti a 501c3 not-for,profivlo~a C~orpora- 'the im~i'~'tion .of individuals and don'.~ ~ ;~ ' ' ':~-~' '-'? -."- families from Bohemia and Moravia Please send, copies of your docu- in the i850 to 1900 timeframe. " ments to the CHP Family FIistory and Family trees and genealogies are Documents Center, P.O. Box 186, 131 also being sought. If you are in pos- South Main Street, Protivin. Iowa session of such documents, the CHP 52163. If you wish to designate the would appreciate receiving a copy of CHP as recipient of these documents those items, now or in the future, in in the future, or if you have any ques- order to ensure the historic record they tions about the project, please call contain is preserved for future genera- Eileen at 563-569-8700. Friday, March 7: Saturday, March 8: MEDORA - Robert "Bob" Grat- ton, 68, of Sentinel Butte, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, near Fryburg. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday, March. 7, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Medora, with the Rev. Dan Berg offi- ciating. Rite of Committal will be held at a later date in the Medora Cemetery in Medora. Silvernale- Silha Funeral Home of Beach has been entrusted with the arrange- ments. Bob was born on Dec. 17, 1945, in Fargo, a son of Weldon ~and Marjorie (Neuens) Gratton. He was raised and educated in many places including: Medora, Omaha, Nebraska, Ken- tucky, Connecticut, and Vernal, Utah. Following high school he attended college at the University of Nebraska- Omaha and later enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was honorably discharged. Bob helped his parents most of his life with several business ventures in- cluding a flower shop and an antique store. He drove track and worked at Walmart for a period of time. Bob had made a promise to his dad to take care of his mother and was able to do so until the very end. Bob took great pride in taking care of the Medora Cemetery from 1996 until 2006 and loved going to antique auctions. He was a quiet man and kept to himself. Bob was totally de- voted to his mother, and some of Mar- jorie's last words were: "Take care of Bob he has been so good to me!" Bob was preceded in death by his father, one infant brother, Weldon Jr. and before his death his mother. Bob is survived by a brother, Charles Gratton of Midland, Texas, and numerous cousins. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.silvernale- silhafuneralhome.com. USDA touts North Dakota progress USDA Rural Development re- The report provides detailed in- leased a progress report highlighting formation on programs and spotlights the agency's impact across North significant investments made in Dakota. Over the past year, more healthcare, affordable housing and than $506 million has been invested public utilities. With over 40 flexible in the state to grow communities and programs, Rural Development proj- build infrastructure, ects are financed through direct "Our office put an emphasis on loans, guaranteed loans and grants. meeting the demands of growth in USDA Rural Development has 42 the state both in population and pri- employees in six offices across North vate sector industry," said Jasper Dakota and manages a loan portfolio Schneider, USDA Rural Develop- of over $4 billion. ment state director. "By partnering with individuals, businesses and communities, we have been able to build critical infrastructure and spur economic activity." ABBREVIATED NOtiCE ,] , :, FJN ENT;TOADOpT, " AMEND, AND REPEAL 7 CERTAIN ADMINP3TRATIVE J RULES / relating to the Practice of Dentistry, | Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, / North Dakota Board of Dental Examiners will hold a public hearing to address proposed changes to the N.D. Admin. Code Title 20, Board of Dental Examiners. Radisson Hotel Manhattan Room 605 East Broadway Ave. Bismarck, ND 58501 Wed., March 12, 2014 2:00 p.m. A copy of the proposed rules may be obtained by writing the agency at The North Dakota State Board of Dental Examiners, 2900 East Broadway Ave.. P.O. Box 7246, Bismarck, ND 58507- 7246. or contacting the agency at (701) 258-8S00. Also written comments may be submitted to the Board at 2900 East Broadway Ave., P.O. Box 7246. Bismarck, ND 58507-7246 until March 27, 2014. If you plan to attend the public hearing and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please contact the agency at the above telephone number or address at least 15 days prior to the public heanng. Dated this 27th day of January, 2014 Rita Sommers Executive Director ND State Board of Dental Examiners ABBREVIATE NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES relating to N.D.A.C. Chapters 75-02-07.1 Ratesett!ng' for ' Basic Care Facilities ,~ North Dakota Department of Human Services will hold a public hearing to address proposed changes to the N.D. Admin. Code Room 212, Second Floor Judicial Wing State Capitol Bismarck, ND Wed., April 2, 2014 10:00 a.m. Copies of the proposed rules are available for review at county social services off~_s and at human service centers. Copies ofthe proposed rules and the regulatory analysis relating to these rules may be requested by telephoning (701) 328-2311. Wntten or oral data, views, or arguments may be entered at the headng or sent to: Rules Administrator, North Dakota Department of Human Services. State Capitol - Judicial Wing, 600 East Boulevard Ave.. Dept. 325, Bismarck, ND 58505-0250. Written data, views, or arguments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. onApri114, 2014. If you plan to attend the heanng and will need special fadlities or assistance relating to a disability, please contact the Department of Human Services at the above telephone number or address at least two weeks prior to the hearing. Dated this 27th day of February, 2014. Benefit Event Ryan Feldman and Amanda Little Creek They lost everything in a house fire on 2-26. Please join us for a free will dinner of sloppy joes and a benefit pie auction on March 9 at 6 p.m. at the Beach Legion. Donations can be made to the Ryan and Amanda account at First State Bank. Your generosity is appreciated/ District 39 Republican Committee Notice of District Convention and Endorsing Convention and Selection of Delegates to State Endorsing Convention The District Convention of District 39 Republican Party will be held as follows: Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014 Place: American Legion Post #46 Highway 22 Killdeer~ ND Time: 2:00 pm MDT The business to be conducted will include: 1. Endorse candidates for state legislative seats; 2. Select delegates to the State Republican Endorsing Convention; 3. Presentations by candidates for state offices; 4. Such other business as may come before the convention; For more information contact Anthony Larson, Chairman of District 39 Republicans at 701-567-4993. (Paid for by District 39 Republicans) Man injured in Feb. 28 crash A Belfield man who injured in.a wearing a seatbelt, the report said. car crash Friday, Feb. 28, has been The Belfield Ambulance trans- charged with driving under the in- ferred Schaff to Spirit Lifeline in fluence, according to a North Dickinson where he was airlifted to Dakota Highway Patrol report. BismarCk and treated for his in- Thomas Schaff, 44, was driving juries. northbound on a gravel road ap- His vehicle was totaled in the proximately one mile south of crash. Belfield at about 7 p.m. when he lost The Belfield Police Department. control of his Chevrolet Blazer, ac- Stark County Sheriff's Office and cording to the report. Schaffentered Billings County Sheriff's Office the ditch and was ejected from the also responded. The crash is under vehicle as it overturned. He was not investigation. Area water projects funded BISMARCK - The State Water Commission has agreed to provide an additional $32 million in state grant funds to support critical water supply projects in three western North Dakota cities. The commis- sion will tap available funding within the Resources Trust Fund to provide cost-share grants for water supply projects in Dickinson, Wat- ford City and Williston. In December, the Water Com- mission began work to expand a grant program so that more water supply projects qualify for state as- sistance. The expanded program approved by the Water Commission makes cities eligible for state grants for water supply projects based on population growth and financial need. As part of the expanded grant program, the Water Commission agreed to provide state funding for 35 percent of engineering costs for pre-construction work, 60 percent of construction engineering costs Golden Valley News P.O. Box 156. Beach, ND 58621 (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 221-280) Staff: Richard Volesky, editor/ reporter, and Jane Cook, office and news assistant. The Golden Valley News is pub- lished each Thursday, 22 Central Ave., Suite 1, Beach, ND 58621 by Nordmark Publishing. Periodicals postage paid at Beach, ND and addi- tional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Golden Valley News, P.O. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621. Please allow two to three weeks for new subscriptions_, r.enewal of ex- pired subscriptions and for address changes. Contact Information Phone: 701-872-3755 Fax: 701-872-3756 Emaih goldenandbillings@ gmail.com Subscriptions: 1 year: $34 Golden Valley County 1 year: $38 elsewhere in North Dakota 1 year: $42 out-of-state and snowbirds 9 months~ $25 In-state college rate The Golden Valley News is a proud member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. All content is copyrighted. and 60 percent of the construction costs for approved water supply projects. The grants approved by the Water Commission are: Dickinson - $18:4 million for new water transmission lines, a pumping station, water storage fa- cility and other water supply infra- structure. Watford City - $6.7 million for two new water towers, new water transmission lines and other im- provements. Williston - $6.95 million for new water transmission lines and engineering services. NOTICE OF INTENT TO CREATE ADMINISTRATIVE RULES relating to N.D.A.C. Chapters 75-03-38 and 75-03-39 Autism Spectrum Disorder Voucher Program and Autism Services Waiver AND TO AMEND N.D.A.C. Chapter 75-04-06 Eligibility for Intellectual Disabilities - Developmental Disabilities Case Management Services. North Dakota Department of Human Services will hold a public hearing to address proposed changes to the N.D. Admin. Cede Room 210, Second Floor Judicial Wing State Capitol Bismarck, ND Wed., April 2, 2014 1:30 p.m. Copies of the proposed rules are available for review'at~ebUhtysocial services offices and at human service centers. Copies of the proposed rules and the regulatory analysis relating to these rules may be requested, by telephoning (701) 328-2311. Written or oral data, views, or arguments may be entered at the hearing orsent to: Rules Administrator, North Dakota Department of Human Services, State Capitol - Judicial Wing, 600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 325, Bismarck, ND 58505-0250. Written data. views, or arguments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. o~ April 14, 201~.. If you plan to attend the hearing and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please contact the Department of Human Services at the above telephone number or address at least two weeks prior to the hearing. Dated this 27th day of February, 2014. 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