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Page 8 April 23, 2009 An access road to a ranch south of Medora water Sunday. (Photo by Richard Volesky) Channel (Continued from Page 1) was buried through his property. The pipeline was broken during the weekend, and the ranch south of Hugelen's lost its water service. Hugelen said the water did not af- fect his buildings, as they are located a few feet higher than the surround- ing area. He said he's been ranching at the site for 25 years, and this is the highest the water has been. According to the National Weather Service, that last highest river level at Medora was 16.52 feet on March 28, 1978. The highest on record was 20.5 feet on March 23, 1947. Prior to the weekend, the Na- tional Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service esti- mated that the river's level could reach 17.2 feet. That estimate prompted special meetings of the Medora City Council and Billings County Commission on Friday afternoon, April 17, and again on Saturday morning, April 18. The river spilled over its bank twice in March, due to ice jams. An issue was that the gauge on the river wasn't operating at the time, and so it wasn't known how the river level seen in March corresponded to cur- rent readings, said Pat Rummel, the county's emergency manager. The U.S. Geological Survey maintains the gauge. Friday afternoon, arrangements were made to have 11 county trucks go to Bismarck to pick up 7,000 filled sandbags that had been pre- pared for flooding there. "We were concentrating on (getting) the full ones because we don't have a lot of people," said Rummel. Medora's population is about 100. Friday evening, county officials used handheld GPS units to deter- mine various elevations around Medora. The elevation readings were compared to a reading near the river, and with a little math, it was determined how much of a rise in water was needed to reach homes or businesses in Medora it- self. The road that runs north into Theodore Roosevelt National Park also serves as a dike. Officials for a time discussed building an earthen dike on the road if needed. Friday, another concern was the condition of a dam in the area of Ekalaka, Mont., but Rummel said he was later assured that the dam was stable. Saturday morning, officials de- cided if the river reached 18 feet or more they would reconvene for an- other meeting. Mayor Doug Ellison said the plan was to send law en- G VN By Jane M. Cook April 1959: Crew surveys No. 10 A crew of surveyors and engi- neers has been busy the past several weeks working on Highway No. 10 west of the state line, and from re- ports they are surveying for the new super highway that will run about a mile north of Beach. The surveyors' stakes leave the highway at the first curve west of the state line and cut across the field east indicating the spot where the new highway will join the present No. 10 Highway. This new road is being built in sections and it looks now as if Mon- tana will be getting some of its work done before construction starts in this community. The F. A. Kilwein Co. of Dickin- son was apparently the low bidder on the road construction work, which included grading of 3.9 miles of road near Beach. Kilwein's bid was $20,756 for a stretch of farm- to-market road going north from U.S. Highway 10, two miles east of Beach. remains under At the new chan- nel, shrubs and slabs of clay soil could be seen falling into the muddy, churning river on Sunday. forcement through town to notify residents if the level Of 18 feet was being reached. Sunday, at Badlands Ministries, water was starting to flow under the camp's tent platforms, but the camp was otherwise not affected. A road around the camp is at 17 feet, which protects the camp to that level. Camp buildings are at 19 feet, said Bad- lands Ministries Director Brent Seaks. Southwest of Medora, Dee Baertsch said her home and build- ings and that of her sister, Sandy, were spared this time. Floodwater had affected their buildings twice in March. "It actually happened to be a to- tally different event," said Dee Baertsch. "This was not quite as scary." A previous difference was river ice that tended to jam and cause water to backup from the river. The river's highest level was early Sunday morning at 16.34 feet, according to the National Weather Service. By Monday evening, it was at 15.01 feet, or just slightly above flood stage. 2009 BCP-GVN Nunberg receives award Beach City Auditor Kim Nunberg, left, and Mayor Walt Losinski pose with the award the City Council gave Nunberg at an April 14 luncheon. Nunberg received the award in recognition of her working for the city for 15 years and for her accuracy, precision, dedication and job performance, said Losinski. Last week was also North Dakota's City Gov- ernment Week. (Photo by Richard Volesky) 'Cowpies' can be data source for ranch managers By Seanna Sparks Soil Conservationist You may have heard about the Nutritional Balance Analyzer Pro- gram (Nutbal), but were never really sure what the buzz was about. According to the Center for Nat- ural Resource Information Technol- ogy, the Nutbal Program analyzes fecal samples (a.k.a. manure) from grazing lands by using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) to determine the nutritional qua~ty of the forage that livestock wer~con- suming approximately 36 hours prior to defecating. Dietary crude protein and di- gestible organic matter, which can tell you the net of energy mainte- nance/gain, can be obtained from this test. This program is a tool for monitoring the changes in forage quality over time, and can aid the producer in choosing the most cost- effective feedstuff for his or her live- stock. The Nutbal program has also been very useful in aiding the pro- ducer in making grazing rotation system adjustments. There are essentially two parts to the Nutbal program. One part involves the collecting and analyzing of fecal matter from native range or tame pasture. Usually, the / fecal samples are collected monthly for the duration of the grazing season in order to monitor the nutritional changes throughout the entire season. The other part of Nutbal involves inputting the fecal test results into Nutbal Pro software, and using the Nutbal reports to aid the producer in his or her management decisions and record-keeping. Currently, the NRCS is offering free fecal analyses on a first-come first-serve basis to producers who would be interested in the Nutbal Program. For more information, please stop by the Beach NRCS Field Office or contact us at (701) 872-4551, ext.3. (Seanna Sparks is a soil conser- vationist with the Beach NRCS Field Office.) Subscribe to the GVN today! Call 872-3755 for more details hiropractict ( linic Natural Health Center I I0 Central Ave. S, Beach, ND Holistic services offered include: Applied Kinesiology Acupuncture Nutrition Consultation Cranial-Sacral Therapy Foot Orthotics , Pediatric and Pregnancy Dr. Jake Dr. Kylie Holkup Simnioniw M, W & F - 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. T & Th - 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sat. - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 1-701-872-7520 Racing News T mlla m m Illn m IIIIm m I I II Stump Lake (Nelson county) has been added to the list of water II bodies allowing a daily limit Of 5 and a possession limit of 10 on I northern pike i Ii Legal archery equipment for licensed anglers may also include the use of night vision equipment or electronically enhanced light gathering optics including flashlights and lanterns as an aid in I II locating and/or shooting at fish. Archery, spear, and underwater spear fishing will be legal from I May 1 through September 30 of each fishing year (initial II I proclamation has a. closing date of November 30). II | ~i~']~[~;~[~]iP~i~i~p"[~..iiiI~m~ma'z*-'~.~1h4[*]~*vl~4~um~l~;~i~T;~[*x~ I I A comp;e;; 2008-;010 Fishing Proclamation listing all regu/at;ons is 7;~,,able from the I | North Dakota Game and Fish Department, 100 North Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck ND - 58501-5095 (701) 328-6300 _ I I= m m ~ m === m -~- ,== == == m m m ,m == #- CLIPAND SAVE Saturday, April 4, Jim and Marj Kettle in Belfield Sunday morning Wyckoff went to Dickinson to meet for an Easter brunch. Later, the Mol- Lois Walker, and Tom and Lynnlendors traveled to Dickinson to Wyckoff for lunch at Perkins.have Easter dinner with their other On Thursday, April 9, Jim anddaughter and family, Marsha and Marj Wyckoff drove to Dickinson Ron Davison and son Hunter. and enjoyed lunch at the Dakota Mary Cook and Jane Cook en- Diner with Lois Smith and Nila. joyed Easter dinner with Mary's son Judy Mollendor, Linda Cook, and daughter-in-law, David and Mellisa Lowman and Jane Cook at- Linda Cook in Beach. tended the bingo games at theJim and Marj Wyckoff drove to American Legion Club Friday Dickinson Sunday to enjoy Easter evening, dinner with Tom and Lynn Wyckoff, Friday, Marj drove to Wibaux at the home of Lynn's mother, Lois and stopped in to visit with her sis- Walker. Other guests included Lois" ter and husband, Fern and Jimbrother, Gus Anderson, and Dean, Bacon. Later she drove to the home Lisa and Gabe Wyckoff of Bis- of her sister, Jean Nistler. Sister marck. Judy Kahl was also there visiting. Jim and Marj Wyckoff enjoyed Dean Wyckoff stopped in for alunch at the La Playa Restaurant in visit at his parents' home, Jim and Beach, which was put on by the Marj Wyckoff, and visited with his American Bank Center for their cus- dad. Dean was returning from tomers. Billings on his way home to Bis- Jan Johnson and Judy Johnson marck, joined the Red Hat Ladies from Easter Sunday, Don and Rella Sentinel Butte and Beach,who were Abernethy, and Bob and Sally Aber- invited by the Wibaux Red Hat nethy traveled to Williston to enjoy Ladies to come to the Shamrock for their Easter dinner with Bob and a luncheon. Sally's daughter, Jodi and Tate Mike Van Horn stopped in for a Cymbaluk. Afterwards, the four visit with Jim and Marj Wyckoff on headed to Killdeer to visit with Wednesday, and was invited to stay Burns Abernethy, and then to Dick- for lunch. inson to visit with Sally's mother, Wednesday evening, Jan and Jim Leone Quast. Johnson attended a bridal card Jack Cook joined his childrenshower for Pastor Paul and Dana. and grandchildren, Scott and Lori Thursday evening, Delhi Town- Cook with daughter Angelina, and ship members met at the home of Karen and Greg Davidson, withDon and Rella Abernethyfor their children Emily and Katie, at the equalization board meeting. Mem- Easter Egg Hunt at the Interpretive bers present included Mr. and MrS. Center at the Chateau deMoresHeise, Ron Davidson, and Mr. and Easter Sunday, along with a number Mrs. Dale Maus. of visitors who came out for the Marj Wyckoff drove to Wibaux event, on Friday to pick up her sister, Jean Gene and Arlene Schmeling andNistler, and drive her to Glendive daughter Marie were Easter dinner where Jean had to have some phys- guests at the home of Jim and Jan ical therapy due to the heart surgery Johnson on Sunday. she had done earlier. Judy and Terry Mollendor met Thought for the week: God does- with daughter Melissa and Lane n't call the qualified. He qualifies Lowman and family at Trappersthe called. "lnsuranceslnc. Term Life Insurance Universal Life Insurance Fixed Annuities Index Annuities IRAs Long-Term Care Ins. 1 10 Central Ave. South, Beach, ND (Across from Bank of the West) Pro Racing Talladega Superspeedway m Race Information & Records Last Year's Winner: Kyle Busch Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott 212.809 - 1987 Race Record: Mark Martin 188.354 - 1997 Race Time: 1:00 pm ET, April 26th Track Statistics & History April 25 - 26, 2009 Through April 19, 2009 2009 Sprint Cup Series Driver Points 1 ) Jeff Gordon 1242 2) Jimmie Johnson 1157 3) Kurt Busch 1144 4) Tony Stewart 1138 5) Denny Hamlin 1088 6) Clint" Bowyer 1052 7) Kyle Busch 1026 8) Cart Edwards 1023 9) David Reutimann992 10) Kasey Kahne 975 11 ) Jeff Burton 953 12) Matt Kenseth 946 2009 Nationwide Series Driver Points 1) Kyle Busch 1075 2) Carl Edwards 1028 3) David Ragan 949 4) Jason Leffler 932 5) Brad Keselowski 898 6) Joey Logano 893 7) Brendan Gaughan 822 8) Justin AIIgaier 818 9) Mike Bliss 789 10) ;Jason Keller 779 Location: Talladega, Alabama Turns I Front I Back: 33 /16.5 / 20 Distance: 2.66 miles Shape: Tri-oval Talladega Superspeedway is one of the best known motorsports facilities in the world with over thirty-six years of racing tradition. Records for both speed and competition have been .established at Talladega. The backstretch is nearly 4,000 feet long with a total frontstretch of 4,300 feet, making it the largest oval track on the NASCAR circuit. The track's true dominator had been Dale Earnhardt, who had posted 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup wins. The speedway can accommodate more than 143,000 fans and has a 212-acre infield'. Adjacent to the track is the International Motorsports k~all of Fame and Museum. Bruce Ross (701) 872-4461 (office) (701) 872-307.5 (home) Driver Sta~ Finish Points/Bonus ,Mark Martin won the Sprint Cup race in Phoenix on Mark Martin 1 1 195/10 Saturday night for his first win since 2005. Martin became Tony Stewart 6 2 175/5 the third oldest winner in NASCAR histo~ snapping a 97- Kurt Busch 3 3 170/5 raca winlees slreak with a dominating ran. He led 157 of 312 dimmie Johnson 104 165/5 laps. After the race Mark said, "l teld the guys l donl have Greg Biffle 13 5 155/0 any problem keeping up with a 25-year old, at least not for the next 15 minutes." Martin's crew chief Alan Gustafson Denny Harnlin 12 6 150/0 said, "Age is irrelevant with Mark. It doesn't even come into Martin Truex Jr. 26 7 146/0 the equatJen. Mark's enthusiasm, his energy, his dnve.., he's David Reutimann 88 , 147/5 incredible. He's as good as any of them." Tony Stewart, who Sam Hornish Jr. 35 9 138/0 came in second said, "There's no shame in losing to a guy Cad Edwards 11 10 134/0 like Mark Martin." Kurt Busch finished third. | - __ Mark Martin Bom: Jan. 9, 1959 Sponsor: Carquest/Kellogg's Crew Chief: Alan Gustafson ear: Chevrolet Biography: Mark Martin is known for his consistency. For exam- ple, he finished in the top ten eleven times in 2008 out of the twenty-one starts he rf~ade. He also qualified for the Chase for the Cup all 3 years he raced full-time dunng its existence. Mark Martin also currently holds the record for most Nationwide Senes wins ~ 48. Overall, Mar'dn has 36 career NASCAR Cup wins and has finished second in the Sprint Cup Series point standings four limes (1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002). In 1990, a 46-point penalty at Richmond for using an ille- gal (but non-performance enhancing) carburetor spacer caused him {o lose to Dale Eamhardt by 26 points in the final standings. Later NASCAR stated that they should not have penalized him, but they could Rot reb'act the decision. Martin announced he would re4ira after the 2005 season, dubbing the sea- son the "Salute to You" tour as a thank you to his fans. Martin later agreed to come back and dnve for the 2006 season. In 2007, Martin became the oldest dri- ver in ~ modem era to lead the Sprint Cup points for more than one week. Last year, Martin made his 700th career stert at the 2008 Aute Club 500. Jim France will quit his role as chief executive officer of International Speedway Corp. on June 1. 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