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Page 8 Golden Valley News March 31, 2011 School Board says no sale Manor News ny Lorna Holzwarth Golva News By Shirley Schulte By Richard Volesky Editor/Reporter MEDORA- At a special meeting on March 25, the Billings County School Board decided not to accept a $200,000 bid for the former Fryburg school. The school was offered at an auc- tion on March 9, and the highest bid received at that time was $200,000 from Missouri Basin Well Service Inc. of Belfield. The building had been appraised at $450,000. 'qhat (amount) far under I have no qualms about saying no," said Darren Baranko, board president. The rest of the board members agreed. Paige Burian, board member, was unable to attend the meeting due to poor highway conditions. Prior to the meeting, the board ' asked its business manager, Darlene Mitchell, to ask its attorney, Gary Thune of Bismarck, to determine if the $200,000 bid could be Considered as the building's fair market value. A North Dakota state law requires that a school district cannot sell real estate for less than fair market value. An exception is that a school district could sell real estate at a lower value to another governmental entity. In a letter to Mitchell, Thune wrote that bids at a well-advertised auction could be considered an indi- cator of fair market value, but added', that his law firm's research didn't result in a clear answer. Pifer's Auction and Realty con- ducted the March 9 auction. The board opted to sign an exclusive list- ing agreement with Pifer's through which the former school will be list- ed for sale undl;;,:3, 2011. optimistic that the bulldog !.Would be sold as activity picks,up,in"e area this spring and summer. In other business, the board accepted the resignation of Kasey Malkowski, who has been the dis- trict's maintenance and repair person for the past five years. Malkowski, in a letter to the board, said he has an opportunity elsewhere, and he offered to help train the person hired as his replacement. /i Thursday morning, 12 ofus gath- ered in the activity room to do our exercises. We have changed a few of our old exercises for new ones that we think will help us stretch better. Adoration was held in the chapel. Steve took us downtown to do our shopping and other errands. Phil and Evelyn Siegle visited Carrie Meyer. After lunch we had our St. Patrick's Day Party with Nancy and Mary. We listened to some stories about St. Patty's Day, enjoyed green sand- wiches, candies and punch. Frances Kress was the winner of the "Guess the number of jelly beans in the jar." Friday morning, Marlene Murnato, Judy Ridenhower and Gloria Hendry did our hair. Linda Hurchins, Dora Kundor, ,Ruth Barnaby and Karney and Ariel spent the day with Juanita Baird. Pastor Maxted led devotions after supper, and Vera Schneider played the piano. Loretta Wyckoff led our exercis- es on Saturday morning. Sunday morning, we had Communion in the chapel, played some cards and enjoyed coffee in the afternoon. Monday morning, we had Resident Council in the activity room. We shared ideas and sugges- tions for our activities at the Manor. St. Mary's Church ladies came to play bingo with us. They always bring such good prizes and goodies; we are so appreciative that they come. Tuesday, Loma led us in our exercises. In the aftemoon, 24 of us played bingo; we had Rice Krispie treats and coffee. Larry Streitz's sis- ter, Cheryl, visited him. Pastor Isaac led us in our devotional time in the chapel. Wednesday afternoon, we had fun making crafts with Marlene and Bethine. Sentinel Butte News By Jane Cook Pam and Jodey. Bragg were Friday visitors at the home of Don and Rella Abernethy. Judy Mollendor, Cheryl Cook, Sue Feldman and Jane Cook enjoyed the bingo games at the American Legion Club Friday evening. Sally Abernethy and Billie Van Horn were out for a visit and coffee at the Don and Rella Abernethy res- idence on Saturday. Later that after- noon, Robert E. Lee from Medora stopped in, Jane Cook attended a program at the Chateau deMores Interpretive Center on Saturday. Doug Ellison was there to read a portion of his new book, Journals of a Mountaineer. Saturday evening, Don and Rella Abemethy joined Keith and Myrna Farstveet for supper at the American Legion Club. Don and Rella Abernethy, and Bob and Sally Abemethy were din- ner guests at the home of Jodey and Pam Bragg on Wednesday evening. News (Continued from Page 1) ty almost zero for short periods of time. "Television antennas were a prime target, scores being bent and broken. The force of the high winds snapped six large telegraph poles off, belong- ing to the N.P. Railroad; near the Fahlstrom Elevator in east Beach, toppling them onto poles belonging to MDU. Some tourists ran into difficulty when they received traffic tickets for not, driving at greatly reduced speed, due to the blowing dust, making it impo sible to see the vehicle ahead. There was at least one case of a car crashing! into the back of another, near the Thoemke farm east of Beach. The weather did an about-face on Monday, we are very happy to add,  winds dying dOW n completely and the thermometer rising to 61 F. It seems.) the winds weren t aU blown out, as they returned with gusto on Tuesda bringing 1 inches of wet snow. This Wednesday was clear and calm. {! Spring break was a fun time for Paul and Mary Lee Schmitz. On Friday, they went to Rapid City, S.D., where they met their daughter Jackee, her husband Dean and their children Madssa, Ethan and Macee VanVleet of Bismarck for a day of fun at the water park. Dwayne and'Wanda VanV|eet and twins, Jackie and Bobby, from Wyoming joined them there. On Saturday, they all went ski- ing and snow tubing on Majestic Miner Mountain near Terry Peak. Brenda Maus did the farm chores for the Schmitzes while they were away. Gerald Curl is hospitalized at St. Alexius in Bismarck while he is get- ting radiation treatments. You can keep up with his progress on Caringbridge. His wife Judy is staying with their son Rob. Linda Stoveland was in Bismarck with them last week. Her husband Rick brought her home on Thursday. The Curls' daughter Karen, and Sheryl Curl are spending some time with them now. We are hoping to report that they are back home soon. Lucas Nistler's science fair project, "Melting Matters," won fLrst place at the local science fair. He BOLD isn't meeting the government's challenge for insurers to spend at least 80 cents of every dollar on patient care. It's beating it by spending 9] cents -- good reason for lawmakers to have a look at the great things happening here in North Dakota. See where your money goes at Photo by Katie Pinke Wishek, ND placed again tt the regional meet, so he will be attending the State Science Fair in Grand Forks on April 7. Marissa Van Vleet, a freshman at Moorhead State University, is on the Dean's List for the first semester. Larry and Shirley Schulte took advantage of the day off from school on Friday. They both scheduled med- ical appointments in Dickinson. On Saturday, they went to Glendive to visit Delbert and Jean Schulte. Jean has been having health problems also. Is it old age or we getting sick of the long winter? BlueCross BlueShield of North Dakota An iadepencloot licoee of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield A,societton THE TIME IS NOW. SPRING IS HERE. GET SAVING. ib m - - L[ ....... ! .... ;_2% 'r li-.--_ r--:'' .........  i.lgt]gtntattatlgm ,tMmlD SPRING BONUS ,'111" -- -  i Not all buyers will qualify for Ford Credit limited-term financing. Ford Credit Bonus Cash requires Ford Credit financing. 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