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J Page 8 April 29, 2010 Drug trafficking arrests increase The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) says it's experienc- ing a substantial increase in the amount of drug trafficking arrests made by state troopers during recent months. Troopers have a history of suc- cess with detecting and arresting personal use narcotics violators, according to the NDHP. But detect- ing larger quantities of drugs and drug currency moving across state highways is a greater challenge, according to the agency. Drug trafficking refers to the sale and distribution of illegal drugs. During the past 19 months, state troopers discovered approximately 20 pounds of marijuana, V2 pound of methamphetamine and seized over $5,000 of drug-related money dur- ing the 12-month-time period of September 2008 through August 2009. From August 2009 through March 2010, they have seized over 216 pounds of marijuana, 7 pounds of methamphetamine, and over $50,000 of drug money. Arrests for drug possession with intent to deliver are also on the increase. State troopers have made 49 arrests for intent to deliver viola- tions since September 2008. Over half of these 49 delivery charges were made during the past six months. Much of the agency's drug .inter- diction stems from specialized training that the troopers have been receiving. This training is com- bined with cooperative efforts between law enforcement agencies. "The troopers are getting zeroed in and are starting to hit their inter- diction stride," said NDHP Lieutenant Jody Skogen. "Subtle clues that were overlooked in the past are now setting off warning bells, and those warning bells often signal the end of the road for drug users and traffickers alike." State troopers are not doing any- thing different than what they have always done, according to the NDHP. While traffic enforcement has proven to be one of the most effective means of increasing traffic safety, it also serves as an effective means of both deterring crime and detecting criminal activity. "These drug and currency seizures are being made by troopers who are performing their primary functions of traffic enforcement and . commumtY policing," said NDHP Colonel James Prochniak. "Traffic safety will continue to be the pri- mary mission of the Highway Patrol. We will remain vigilant and do our part to keep North Dakota roadways and communities safe." The NDHP has a K-9 (trained dog) program that further enhances the agency's drug interdiction abili- ties. The program consists of nine K-9 teams across North Dakota. Last year these teams logged 159 narcotic searches, 32 school search- es, 29 safety talks, five tracks for missing or fleeing subjects and two evidence searches. The K-9 teams accounted for 83 misdemeanor arrests and 27 felony arrests during 2009. It's officially spring - tractors and various farming equipment needed for spring planting are visible in the fields - a great sight after the winter season! Welcome home, Levi Nistler! Everyone rejoices that you are home and hope you are enjoying the warm temps we're having. Doris Berger, who has been in Dallas, Texas, with her daughter and family, flew to Bismarck, and her sis- ter, Kay Ann Finneman, brought her back to Golva. The Bemice Kreitinger family was in Jamestown last weekend when Rose Kreitinger was inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame. Gerald Hardy, Gary Hardy's uncle, passed away in California this last weekend. Josie Maus has been visiting her mother, Sarah Maus of Beach, and her sister Anna and Andy Moe. Rick Stoveland was the holder of the winning raffle ticket for the Polaris 4-wheeler given away at the pancake supper held last Saturday at the Fire Hall in Golva. Some of the other win- ners were Mark Howard, winning the rifle, and Susan Sarsland, who won the $1,000 savings bond,. The rummage sale at the Golva church was a success and much was sold. Bob and Beth Nistler of Golva, and Ed and Marilyn Nistler of Beach attended the baptism of the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nistler, held in Bismarck last Sunday. Chris is the son of Ed and Marilyn. Please call 872-3633 if you have news. This column will be longer if you do. Overnight success comes after many days of hard work. April 28, 1960: Tescher was guest of honor Mrs. M. C. Tescher of Sentinel Butte was a guest of honor at the N.D. Mother of the Year banquet, held at the Municipal Country Club in Bismarck last Saturday, April 23. Tescher was one of the candi- dates for this honor, representing Golden Valley County. Attending the dinner with her were daughters, Mrs. A1 Lang of Bismarck, and Mrs. Gladys'Murphy. District nurses meet at Beach Fourteen registered nurses from Dickinson and Beach attended the Badlands District Nurses Association meeting at Beach last Sunday afternoon at Dr. Bush's lodge. The prografia was given by Mrs. Richard Savoye, who was a flight nurse during the past war in Europe. She showed colored slides of scenic spots on the continent. Sister Friedagard, mother superi- or at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dickinson, gave a report of a meet- ing she attended in Jamestown, which was a mass disaster Civil Defense School, and dealt with teaching nurses how to handle situa- tions in case of aft emergency. April 21, 1960: Short asks for resolution Rep. Don L. Short said recently he has introduced a concuffent reso- lution asking President Eisenhower to proclaim 1961 as the year of the Dakota Territory Centennial. In a wire from Washington, Short said, "Establishment of a territorial government for this area in 1861 was one of the milestones in America's history and symbolized the growing strength of the pio- neer's westward travels." Short said a proclamation by the president will fittingly commemo- rate the early day history of the ter- ritory. He said there was little doubt the resolution will be approved Woody's Feed & Grain S. 7th Ave West Dickinson N.D. 701-225-5161 Equipment in N.D. tracks quakes worldwide By Richard Volesky Editor/Writer FAIRFIELD - Minutes after earthquakes hit elsewhere in the world, they are picked up by a seis- mic station in the Fairfield area. Such was the case with the mag- nitude 8.8 quake that hit Chile in February. The Fairfield station reg- istered the Chile quake 13 minutes after it happened. January's 7.0 quake in Haiti was recorded in North Dakota about 7 minutes later. The Fairfield station is one of 30 broadband seismic stations located in underground vaults in the state. They are located approximately in every other county, with other sta- tions in southwestern North Dakota being located in the Manning, Amidon and Regent areas. The stations are part of a project known as the EarthScope Transportable Seismic Array that cov- ers the continental U.S., according to Fred Anderson, a geologist with the North Dakota Geological Survey. The array is designed to increase the knowledge and understanding of local, regional and worldwide seismology, and information about earthquake occurrence and proba- bilities in seismically quiet conti- nental interiors, said Anderson. Typically, the distant earthquakes that can be recorded in the state will be those that have a magnitude 5.0 or greater. "The amount of data (collected) will keep scientists busy for years to come," said Anderson. The earthquakes in other coun- tries are too distant to be felt by people in North Dakota, but pro- duce enough energy to be can be detected by the array. The energy moves out from an earthquake's epicenter in a manner similar to the result of dropping a pebble in a pond, explained Anderson. Most of the monitoring stations in North Dakota were installed in 2009, and will be removed in 2011. Monitoring during this two-year timeframe will be all that's needed, said Anderson. Data collected is to be analyzed at data management centers in California and Washington D.C. The monitoring equipment is transportable and will likely be moved to Minnesota and Wisconsin. One monitoring station - in the Maddock area - will be left in place as a part of a reference network. The Maddock station is located in a good area geographically, said Anderson. During previous years, there have been 16 earthquakes that originated or were felt in North Dakota, five of which have been actually verified. Huff Hills, south of Bismarck, expe- rienced a magnitude 4.4 in 1968. As a means of studying North Dakota tremors further, the North Dakota Geological Survey wel- comes calls from residents when they believe they have felt an earth- quake. r To lease with Continental, call 580-249-4770, or email DID YOU KNOW? We finance 4-H or FFA Ag projects through our Club Credit Program. Students -Apply fora Club Credit Loin Today, ECLS h P_EO_U _S_PJ3RSDJ. QE A_G  P_PJ3_GIA.M.  Farm Credit Services of Mandan Answering Your Equipment Needs We have enjoyed walking out- side. We are looking forward to the spring flowers. Thursday began with Mass in the chapel at 9 a.m. We did our muscle strengthening and weight-liffing exer- cises, then Steve took us downtown for our shopping and appointments. During our activity time we made invitations for our tea. Our hair was done by Gloria Hendry, Marlene Muruato, and Lois Ferebee - our faithful ladies. Our hair and laundry room is progressing and in a couple of weeks it will look brand new. We enjoyed coffee in the afternoon and had devotions in the evening led by members of First Lutheran Church. Eileen Buchholz led our exercises on Saturday morning. Shirley Lamont's funeral was held in the chapel in the afternoon. Loretta Tescher brought crocuses several times for us and visit- ed Lorraine. Frances Kress came for Shirley Lamont's service and visited Marie HoUar. Sunday morning, Word and Communion was held in the chapel. The Bell Ringers from First Lutheran Church came and enter- tained us for the afternoon. Gwen Lorenz, Jan Johnson from sentinel Butte, Arlys KLrkpatrick and Gene and Arlene Schmeling came to lis- ten to the ringers. Bill Johnson had Mr. and Mrs. Brockmeyer and Wilma Hayden as dinner quests. Monday morning, Resident Council was held in the activity room. The Catholic church ladies came to play bingo with us. Tuesday morning, we did our exercises, followed by Adoration. At 2 p.m., Linda Cook came with the bus for a trip to Sentinel Butte. Our first stop was to Doubloons for ice cream before we headed down the highway. We enjoyed picking crocuses on Indian Hill. The weath- er was wonderful, and we enjoyed being outside. Later, Pastor Hojnacki led devotions, and Gloria Ueckert was the pianist. Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon, the county health nurse came to see us. In the afternoon we made gifts for the tea event. Eileen Buchholz's guests from Antelope, Mont., were Rose, Keith and Bertha Torgerson. Our last meeting was held April 15, meeting at the Back in Beach, we held a short meeting to fill in ambulance building and carpooling to the greenhouses vacancies for all our summer projects, as well as plan- of Ardyth Barbour near Wibaux. Seeing all her hard ning for the upcoming plant sale. work turning into beautiful, growing plants really gave A delicious lunch was served by Janie Rathbun, Pat us the "itch" to get our hands dirty in the gardens! Thompson and Loft Koppinger. who died last June in a car accident. "That was the deal that he had with his mom," Ron Finneman said, refer- ring to his son's plan to donate his hair to the Locks of Love program. Matthew's waist-length hair was so long because it was the first time he had it cut. Ponytail (Continued from Page 1) "Matthew had never wanted to cut his hair because our dad had long hair," said Jesseaca Finneman, who is Matthew's sister. "Throughout Matthew's life our mom and Matthew had always talked about if he were to cut his hair that he would donate it to Locks of Love. Unfortunately our mother passed away before she was ever able to see it done. We are very proud of Matthew ..." For making the donation, Matthew was recognized with a cit- izenship award certificate from his elementary school. Don and Rella Abernethy trav- eled to Fargo on Friday and attend- ed the birthday party of a great- granddaughter. Jim and Marj Wyckoff drove to Dickinson on Friday and visited with their son and :family, Tom, Lynn and Kaitlynn Wyckoff. Mary Cook, and her daughter, Judy Mollendor, drove to Dickinson Saturday, where they picked up Judy's daughter and son, Marsha and Hunter Davison, then journeyed to Bismarck to do some shopping. Put Your A4oney Where Your House Zsl locat #db,ndent ":*t: strengthen our busiesses are  community your best velue ad our conomy Jane Cook attended an annual training session at the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site in Medora on Saturday. Marsha and Ron Davison, and son Hunter from Dickinson, David and Linda Cook from Beach, Judy and Terry Mollendor, and Mary Cook were supper guests at the home of Jane Cook on Saturday evening. 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