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April 21, 2016 Golden Valley News Page 5 Hat Tips By Dean Meyer Hearing PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Beach City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm at City Hall 153 Main Street for comment on an Application for Building with Conditional Use sub- mitted by Beach Cooperative Grain Company and Too Far Farms, LLC to allow a commercial grain elevator and accessory structures on the SE 1/4 LESS TR.A-72 & TRACTS, SEC 25- 140-106. Kimberly Nunberg City Auditor April 2t & 28, 2016 (April 21 and 28) Notice awarded at approximately 5:00 p.m. during the regular board meeting. Bid- ders are urged to be present at that time. A copy of the contract requirements is available by contacting the District of- fice at 701-623-4363. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities, and to accept or re- ject any or all bids. Preference may be given to current contractors who have a satisfactory history with the District. By Order of the Board, Tammy Simnioniw, Business Man- ager (April 21 and 28) Notice STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA IN DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF BILLINGS SOUTHWEST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Notice of Sheriff's Sale of Real Prop- erty Civil No. 04-2014-CV-00017 Specialized Technology Threading, Inc., Plaintiff, VS. LG Irrevocable Trust, Defendant Organizational LEPC [1] NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Meeting Notice that a Judgment of the District Court of the Southwest Judicial District in and for Billings County will hold an Organi- the County of Billings and State of North zational LEPC (Local Emergency Plan- Dakota was entered and docketed in ning Committee) Meeting on May 11th the office of the Clerk of Court on the at noon in the courtroom of the Billings 29th day of June, 2015, at 9:54 a.m. County Courthouse in Medora. All MDT in the above-captioned action in meetings after this will be held quarterly, favor of Plaintiff Specialized Technology (April 21 and May 5) Threading, Inc. ("Spec-Tech") and against Defendant LG Irrevocable Trust ("the Trust"), wherein it was adjudged, Bids determined, and decreed that the Trust has an undivided 25.000000% working Request for Bids interest, being a 20.000000% net rev- enue interest, in the Davis State 1-36H The Billings County School District oil and gas well with the spacing unit will accept sealed bids for managed IT being the N1/2 of Section 36, T144N, support services. R98W ("the Property"). Sealed bids are to be marked "Man- [2] The Judgment, among other aged IT Support Services" and ad- things, directs the sale by me of the dressed to Billings County School Property, which includes, as one parcel District, Attn: Tammy Simnioniw, Busi- without division, hess Manager, PC Box 307, Medora, the whole of the leasehold for oil or ND 58645. Bids must be received by gas purposes to which the materials or 3:00 PM MT, May 10, 2016. Bids will be services were furnished, or for which opened and awarded in the board room the labor was performed, and the ap- at the DeMores School in Medora be- purtenances thereunto belonging; ginning at 5:00 p.m. during the regular all materials and fixtures owned by board meeting on May 10, 2016. The the owner or owners of such leasehold Board reserves the right to accept or re- and used or employed, or furnished to ject any or all bids, and to waive irregu- be used or employed in the drilling or tarities. A Request for Proposal is operating of any oil or gas well located available upon request by calling 701- thereon; and 623-4363 and it is posted on the Billings all oil or gas wells located on such County School District website. All leasehold, and the oil or gas produced amendments to the RFP will be posted therefrom, and the proceeds thereof in- on the website and it is the responsibil- uring to the working interest therein as ity of interested vendors to frequently such working interest existed on the visit the website to determine if there date such labor was first performed or are amendments to the original RFP. such material or services were first fur- By Order of the Board nished. Tammy Simnioniw, Business Man- [3] The funds and proceeds aris- ager ing from the sale shall be applied to the Telephone 701-623-4363 costs and expenses of making the sale, (April 21) payment of the amount due to Spec- Tech, with any excess remaining after Bids .satisfaction of the sums due to Spec- Tech to be deposited with the Court for distribution pursuant to further order of Request for Bids the Court. The Billings County School District is requesting bids to transport school children on the following routes for the 2016-t 7 and 2017-2018 school years: Route #1: Beginning in Belfield, running south of Belfield and through- out south Fryburg area and ending in Belfield. Bus capacity approximately 28; Route miles approximately 105 miles per day. Route #2: Beginning in Medora, running west of Medora to Fryburg and surrounding areas north and south of Fryburg, ending in Medora. Bus ca- pacity approximately 28; Route miles approximately 100 miles per day. Route #3: Beginning at Prairie School in Fairfield, running south ap- proximately 10 miles south and east of the Prairie School area, ending back~. Prairie School. Bus capacity approxi- mately 28; Route miles approximately 120 per day. Route #4: Beginning at Prairie School in Fairfield, running north and south on Highway 85 stopping at vari- ous bus stops along the way, ending at Belfield High School. Bus capacity ap- proximately 38; Route miles approxi- mately 75 miles per day. Route #5: Beginning at South Heart School, running north of South Heart and ending back at South Heart School. Bus capacity approximately 48; Route miles approximately 100 miles per day. Route #6: Beginning at Prairie School in Fairfield, running northeast and northwest of Fairfield and ending at Prairie School. Bus capacity approxi- mately 28; Route miles approximately 105 miles per day. *** ROUTE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE BOARD. Official route mileage will be set by the Board in the fall. It will be the responsibility of the contractor to provide a bus of ade- quate capacity to meet the needs of the route. Bids must be on a per mile basis, and the outside of the envelope must be marked with Bus Bid@ and the route number. Please include the description of the bus to be used and the name of the driver and substitute driver(s). Suc- cessful bidders who have not provided service to the District in the past, will be required to provide a faithful perform- ance bond in the amount of $2,500. All drivers and substitute drivers may need to undergo a criminal background check. Submit bids to Billings County School District, Box 307, Medora ND 58645 by 4:00 PM MT, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Bids will be opened and I) II) Y()[" KN()W? Farm Credit Services of Mandan www.farmcreditmandan.com Put Your Money I Where Your House Is! [4] By virtue of a Special Execu- tion issued to me out of the office of the Clerk of Court; [5] I, Sheriff of Billings County, North Dakota, will sell the Property to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction at the front door of the court- house in the City of Medora, County of Billings, and State of North Dakota, on the 25th day of May, 2016, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time, to satisfy the amounts due, with interest thereon, and the costs and expenses of such sale, or so much thereof as the pro- ceeds of such sale will satisfy. [6] DATED this 14th day of April, 2016. SHERIFF OF BILLINGS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA /s/Pat Rummel Sheriff 495 4th Street, Medora, ND 58645 (April 21, 28 and May 5) tocat independent ,~'-~ strengthen our bus~nesses a~~ community your best value and our economy Hearing PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Beach City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm at City Hall 153 Main Street for comment on a Request for Condi- tional Use submitted by Dee Ann Baertsch to allow a daycare at 83 West Main Street. Kimberly Nunberg City Auditor (April 21 and 28) DUglOUtS 4 ........................ Beach, ND 2 Bedrooms Available * All Utilities Paid * Laundry Hookups * Income Based Call Wade in Hello, I was just thinking the other morning. Shirley has warned me about thinking, but sometimes I can't help it. I was thinking that 1 am pretty dang lucky. Other than diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, eyesight, and hear- ing, I am in pretty good shape. I'm lucky,. There are people with a heck of a tot more problems than I've got. And they don't have near as much fun! What got me to thinking about this was a calf. I was down in the barn a couple days ago feeding a bottle calf. It was a twin calf that the mama cow forgot when he was a day or so old. But this is a darn nice calf and took right to the bottle. Before I started feeding him 1 had called the saddle horses in and grained them. It was just starting to get a little light and that calf was sucking that bottle and those saddle horses were munching on oats. 1 swear there isn't a sweeter sound than that. Then you add a little rain falling on the barn roof and that must be what heaven sounds like. But I imagine my chances of checking that out are a little slim. Anyway, that's what got me to thinking. I was thinking that Dad al- ways said 1 was lucky. And I guess he was right. So I started thinking about the things I enjoy. 1 enjoy having a beer on the deck with good friends on a warm summer evening. And Shirley would say I enjoy having a drink with friends on a cold winter evening just as well. 1 enjoy friends. I enjoy a good dog that chases cows when I tell him too and some- times stops when I tell him. And he is Kordonowy h in university women in small towns aren't living as long as before Those of us who grew up in small good to my grandkids, rural communities in the 1950s and 60s, expected to have longer life I enjoy trotting a horse down a long ridge headed for Hans Creek spans than our parents. when the grass is green and the The trends were in our favor. creeks are running. White women born in 1900 could I enjoy cutting alfalfa hay just be- expect to live, on average,just shy of fore it blossoms and smeUing that 49 years; white men 46.6 years. sweet smell. Heck, 1 even enjoy un- Those were our grandparents and our rolling that bale on fresh snow and neighbors. seeing the cows line up to eat that By t950, life expectancy had hay months later, climbed to 72 years for white women I enjoy watching a great bucking born that year and 66.5 for white horse and I enjoy watching a good men. By 2000, life expectancy was cowboy make a great ride on a good still increasing, with female babies bucking horse, expected to live to nearly 80 and I enjoy watching Shirley get a calf males to almost 75. America was on started nursing a bottle if the calf is the rise, jobs were plentiful, antibi- too dumb for me to get it started. She otics kept us fi'om dying of strep can do it. throat, and polio vaccine kept us out I enjoy coming in to the smell of of the iron lung. We thought things would only keep getting better. a good pot roast in the oven, or maybe the smell of pork ribs and So I was dismayed to read a story sauerkraut in the crock-pot, in the Washington Post in April that I enjoy the smell of the air after a blew holes in those childhood ex- shower. Especially when that shower pectations. The Post found "white follows a long dry spell. Grandpa al- women have been dying prematurely ways said it "always rains right after at higher rates since the turn of this a dry spell". He was a wise man. century, passing away in their 30s, 40s, and 50s in a ~low-motion crisis Another thing he told me was, driven by decaying health in small "'Don't ever buy a horse from a guy town-America." that sits in the front pew in church!" I enjoyed that. That "small town Ame. rica'" was I enjoy watching a little kid smile where I grew up. 1 contrasted the when they see a baby calf or new Post's findings to the claims made by flower blooming. Or when they learn all those politicians who have told us to feed a calf or a lamb. we have the best healthcare in the world and who point to gobs of I enjoy dirty, noisy kids in our house. I enjoy kids that pet their money lavished on the National In- horse even after it tipped a barrel or stitutes of Health to find new cures knocked down a couple poles, and to hospitals promoting their lat- Heck, I could go on and on. Dad est in, aging machines. The Post found that since 2000, the health of is right. I've always been lucky. Later. Dean all white women has declined, but the trend is most pronounced in rural areas. In 2000, for_ every 100,000 women in their late 40s living in rural areas, 228 died. Today it's 296. By Jane M. Cook groups, and tbr the conductors to Reporter practice their rehearsal and conduct- BISMARCK - The University of ing skills in prep~ation for their ca- Mary Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz, and reers in music. Chamber Choir presented their an- A local student who participated nual Spring Concert on Sunday, in the concert,wasTandaKord0n0wy April 10, in Our Lady of the Annun- of Belfield. elation Chapel at the university. A variety of, choraL; standards A unique feature was added this ranged from the poignant Renais- year with the addition of student-di- sance motet,"Super flumina Babylo- rected chamber choirs. Seven student his," to an adaptation of a Swedish conductors were responsible for se- polka, "'Nordic Polska." The group lecting music for their ensemble, recently performed for the North This gave them the opportunity for Dakota Music Educators Associa- choir members to sing in smaller tion. Impaired driving enforcement results in 834 citations Law enforcement patrols across the state worked more than 1.300 overtime hours tbr the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign during the month of March. These extra patrols resulted in 1,336 traffic stops across North Dakota with 158 arrests and/or cita- tions being alcohol or drug-related. These numbers reflect the totals re- ported from 44 of the participating law enforcement agencies, including the North Dakota Highway Patrol. A total of 834 citations were at- tributed to the added patrols with 93 accounting for driving under the in- fluence arrests or refusal of a test. There were another 27 arrests or ci- tations for other alcohol-related vio- lations and 38 drug-related arrests. Tickets Ior speeding were the largest portion of the citations at 270. The traffic stops also resulted in one felony violation arrest. The primary goat of high-visibil- ity enforcement in March was to pre- vent impaired driving, especially during the time period around the St. Patrick's Day holiday. Learn more about traffic safety initiatives at ndcodefortheroad.org or join the conversation on the Code for the Road Facebook or Twitter page. Memorials to North Dakota crash fa- talities can be seen at ndcode- fortheroad.org/memorial. If the U.S. really has the best healthcare, why are women dying in their prime, reversing the gains we've made since I was a kid? After all, mortality rates are a key measure of the health of a nation's population. Post reporters found, however, tlvat those dismal stats probably have less to do with healthcare - which we like to define today ,as the latest and greatest technolog~ and i!!suranee coverage albe t wii;h high deductibles - and more to do with what health ex- perts call "the social determinants of health," such basics as food, housing, employment, air quality, and educa- tion. Landmark studies examining the health of British civil servants who all had access to health insurance under Britain's National Health Service have found over the years that those at the lowest job levels had worse health outcomes. Some of those outcomes were related to things like work climate and social influences outside work like stress 701-690-7552 Professionally Managed by Prairie Homes Management 1-888-893-9501 TTY 1-800-366-6888 q' Please support your local merchants National Volunteer Week was April 10- 16, 2016 Farm Credit Services would like to recognize all of the rural volunteer firefighters and ambulance crews that support the well.being of our rural communities. and job uncertainty. In its analysis, the Post found that the benefits of health interventions that increase longevity, things like taking drugs to lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, are being overwhelmed by increased opioid use. heavy drinking, smoking and obesity. Some researchers have spec- ulated that such destructive health behaviors may stem from people's struggles to find jobs in small com- munities and the "dashed expecta- tions" hypothesis. White people today are more pessimistic about their opportunities to advance in life than their parents and grandparents were. They are also more pessimistic than their black and Hispanic con- temporaries. A 42-year-old Bakersfield. Cali- fornia, woman who was addicted to painkillers for a decade explained it this way: "This can be a very stifling place. It's culturally barren," she said. There is no place where chil- dren can go and see what it's like to be somewhere else, to be someone else. At first, the drugs are an escape from your problems, from this place. and then you're trapped." she told Post reporters. I recently heard the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy talk about his upcoming report on substance use. About 2.2 million people need help, he said, but only about one mil- lion are actually getting it. Murthy wants his report to have conse- quences as far reaching as the 1964 surgeon general's report linking to- bacco use to lung cancer. In t964. Murthy noted, 42 percent of Ameri- cans smoked; today fewer than 17 percent do. The Post story concludes that the lethal habits responsible for the in- creasing mortality rates is cresting in small cities where the biggest manu- facturer has moved overseas or in families broken by divorce or sub- stance abuse or in the mind and body of sonleone doing poorly and just bL~rely hangingon. The Surgeon General has taken on an enormous task, but his efforts just mighi help the nation move its life expectancy trends back in the right direction. (What do you think is causing poor health in your community? Write to Trudy at trudy.lieber- man@gmail.com.) The Billings County Pioneer and Golden Vallev News have shared advert&bTg, and have been sharing the news jbr sonw (?f their inside pages jbr about 40 ),ears. This means the coverage of your ad isn't limited to just either counO,! Our primary coverage area is western Stark CounO, and west to the Montana borde B pays to advertise! 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