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Page 6 Golden Valley News. May 4, 2017 Math Meet winners Twenty students from the Billings County School District on April 21 attended the Regional Math Meet in Richardton. Tacy Palahniuk, sixth grader from Prairie School, won fifth place in- dividually. The sixth-grade team from Prairie, shown above, won the first-place team award; they are Tacy Palahniuk, Shawna Burian, Jayson Morel and Brianna Klatt. (Courtesy Photo) Counties in di WASHINGTON - In response to Renville a request from Brian Haugen, Farm Cass Service Agency's acting state exec- Golden Valley utive director in North Dakota, the McLean U.S. Department of Agriculture has Wells designated 25 counties in North Dickey Dakota as primary natural disaster Griggs areas due to losses caused by multi- Mountraii pie disasters that occurred in the Williams 2016 crop year. Farmers and ranchers in the fol- Disaster Number 1: USDAhas lowing counties in Minnesota, designated Adams, Billings, Em- Montana and South Dakota also mons, Golden Valley, Grant, Sioux, qualify for natural disaster assis- Slope and Stark counties in North tance because their counties are Dakota as primary natural disaster contiguous. Those counties are: areas due to~ losses caused by Minnesota drought that occurred from April 1, Kittson, Marshall, Norman and 2016, through Oct'. 1,2016. Polk Farmers and ranchers in Bow- Montana man, Burleigh, Dunn, Hettinger, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan Kidder, Logan, Mclntosh, McKen- and Wibaux zie, Mercer and Morton counties in South Dakota North Dakota also qualify for natu- Campbell and McPherson ral disaster assistance because their Disaster-Number 3: USDA has counties are contiguous, designated Hettinger and Oliver Farmers and ranchers in the fol- counties in North Dakota as pri- lowing counties in Montana and mary natural disaster areas due to South Dakota also qualify for natu- losses caused by frost and freeze ral disaster assistance because their followed by excessive heat that oc- counties are contiguous. Those curred from March 15, 2016, counties are: through June 15, 2016. Montana Farmers and ranchers in Adams, Fallon and Wibaux Burleigh, Grant, McLean, Mercer, South Dakota Morton, Slope and Stark counties in Campbell, Corson, Harding and North Dakota also qualify for natu- Perkins ral disaster assistance because their Disaster Number' 2: USDA has counties are contiguous. designated 15 counties in North All counties listed above were Dakota as primary natural disaster designated natural disaster areas on ~reas due to losses caused by ex- Feb. 15, 2017, making all qualified cessive r~/in, high winds, tornados farm operators in the designated and hail that occurred from Jan. 1, areas' eligible for FSA's low emer- 2016, through Nov. 15,2016. Those gency (EM) loans, provided eligi- bounties are: bility requirements are met. Benson Farmers in eligible counties have Mclntosh eight months from the date of the Volunteers visit state schools about American Legion Boys State and Girls State By Edna Sailor For the N.D. American Legion and Auxiliary It has been a whirlwind number of days for Beck-Sherven-Post mem- bers and some North Dakota Boys State and Girls state leaders. William Wilber and Marlys Aubol joined forces with three young repre- sentatives who volunteered to visit area schools with information about American Legion Boys" State and Girls State opportunities. Even Kritzberger, 19 from Hills- boro, 18-year-old Samantha Nord- mark from Rolla, and Dawson Schefter, 18, from Langdon volun- teered to visit over 20 area schools. The group disseminated information about the program and. encouraged high school juniors to attend the pro- grams in June of this year. Boys and Girls State programs are described as an exciting weeklong program that gives participants a firsthand experience running state government. There are no lectures, no classrooms -just hands on situa- tions that let participants take charge and make decisions. The program seeks young men and women who have completed their junior year of high school and are willing to work together in competitions and develop talents and leadership skills. Partici- pants meet new people and experi- ence campus life. North Dakota Boys State alumni include state leaders in business, law and medicine. Also included are for- mer and current members of Con- gress including former governor and United States Sen. John Hoeven, for- mer Gov. and United States Agricul- ture Secretary Ed Schafer, Gov. Doug Burgum and legendary cham- pionship Chicago Bulls and L.A. Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Burgum will attend the 2017 Boys State ses- sion. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is an enthu- siastic support of the Girls State pro- gram. She has attended the sessions i' Rolla High School senior Samantha Nordmark, left, speaks to a class full of students during a recent trip across the state pro- moting American Legion Boys and Girls State. At right is Even Kritzberger from Hillsboro. (Courtesy Photo) for many years in the past and will anything close to it may cause eyes again attend the 2017 session, to roll, there is no shortage of excite- William Wilber joined the group ment for the programs from atten- to help enc0ura~e youth and is dyes. among Legion and Auxiliary propo- "Boys State completely changed nents of the program's many benefits, my life. The American Legion sees "Participants are able to earn high the potential in young men and school credits for being in the pro- women and giv.es them an opportu- gram. They are also eligible fornity to explore it. The program brings scholarships available only to partic- together youth from all comers of the ipants, but increase eligibility for still state and gives them the opportunity other scholarships. Those who enlist to create and run their own govern- in the military may earn an extra ment. From governor, legislators, ag stripe. To get an even better feel for commissioner and mayors, partici- the program and its advantages visit 'pants learn the responsibilities of the Facebook pages for Girls State each office. For me it showed me that and Boys state. I had the potential to make meaning- Both programs are a terrific lead- ful changes in my community, state ership training opportunity using and country," Kritzberger said. government as the tool," Wilber said. Local volunteer and "Unit mom" Despite the factproponents know at Girls State for the past six years, the mere mention of government or Maryls Aubol was in the thick of Baker Hughes Inc, on April 28Co., 764'FNL and 2605' FEL, De- #33504 - NP Resources, LLC, posted its weekly rig count reports, velopment, Elkhorn Ranch, 20618', Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-2- U.S. rig count is up 13 rigs from 9-5/8 inch, 2303' Ground, API #33- ll-3H, Lot2 2-143N-102W, Billings last week to 870, with oil rigs up 9 to 007-01880 Co., 275'FNL and 2565' FEL, De- 697, gas rigs up 4 to 171, and mis- #33502 - NP Resources, LLC, velopment, Elkhorn Ranch, 20523', cellaneous rigs unchanged at 2. Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-1- 9-5/8 inch, 2238' Ground, API #33- Canadian rig count is xtown 14 12-3H, Lot2 1-143N-102W, Billings 00,7-9,1~83, ~.j, ~,~, ,~,=, .~ ,,~,.7~ rigs from last week to 85, with oil Co., 773'FNL and 2582' FEL, De- #33505 - NP Resources, LLC, rigs down 9 to 24 and gas rigs down velopment, Elkhorn Ranch, 20634', Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-2- 5 to 61. 9-5/8 inch, 2304' Ground, API #33- 11-2H, Lot2 2-143N-102W, Billings The North Dakota rig count was 007-01881 Co., 275'FNL and 2590' FEL, De- 44, which is the same as the previous #33503 - NP Resources, LLC, velopment, Elkhorn Ranch; 20528', week's. Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-1- 9-5/8 inch, 2238' Ground, API #33- The following relates to oil and 12-4H, Lot2 1-143N-102W, Billings gas well activity for the week of Co., 781'FNL and 2558' FEL, De- April 23, in Stark, Golden Valley, velopment, Elkhorn Ranch, 20768', Billings and Slope counties and is 9-5/8 inch, 2306' Ground, API #33- from reports of the Department of 007-01882 Mineral Resources: Steele declaration to apply for loans to Permits Burke help cover part of their actual approved: 9 ItS 6 Z g 8 I. McKenzie ' losses. FSA will consider each loan #33500 - NP Resources, LLC, Towner application on its own merits, tak- Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-1- I.8 g It9 6 g Cavalier ing into account the extent of losses, 12-1H, Lot2 1-143N-102W, Billings g g 6 I.~ 8 It9 Z Pembina security available and repayment Co., 755 FNL and 2629 FEL, De- 6 9 It8 L /-g Traill ability. FSA has a variety of pro- velopment, Elkhorn Ranch, 20839', Divide grams, in addition to the EM loan 9-5/8 inch, 2301 Ground, API #33- 17 Z I. ~ ~ 6 8 9 Ramsey program, to help eligible farmers re- 007-01879 S ~ 8 g 9 Z L It 6 Walsh cover from adversity. #33501 ' NP Resources, LLC, Grand Forks Other FSA programs that can Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-1- / 9 g 8 6 It g ~ I. Rolette provide assistance, but do not re- 12-2H, Lot2 1-143N-102W,Billings O I. g 9 g 6 Z It Ward quire a disaster declaration, include 6 ~ It /. I. ~ 9 g 8 i Farmers and ranchers in the fol- Operating and Farm Ownership lowing counties in North Dakota Loans; the Emergency Conserva- ~ "IO/~SLIV also qualify for natural disaster as- tion Program;" Livestock Forage Redmon,., n oans nlnooM ---- sistance because their counties are Contiguous. Those counties are: The Billings County Pioneer and Golden Valley News have shared advertising, and have been sharing the news for some of their inside pages for about 40 years. DIFFICULTY THIS WEEK: This means the coverage of Your ad isn't limited to just either countyt. Our primary coverage area is western Stark County and west to the Montana border. It pays to advertiset. Disaster Program; Livestock In- demnity Program; Emergency As- rec0onized as Barnes sistance for Livestock, Honeybees, ~TJ - -- Dunn and Farm-Raised Fish Program; and NDG&F volunteer LaMoure the Tree Assistance Program. Inter- Nelson ested farmers may contact their Volunteer instructors for the North Billings Iocal.USDA service centers for fur- Dakota Game and Fish Department Eddy they information on eligibility re- were recently recognized at an an- Logan quirements and application nual workshop in Mandan. ' Pierce procedures for these and other pro- Among them was Glenn Red- Bottineau grams. Additional information is mond of Belfield, who was recog- Emmons also available online at nized for his five years of service as McHenry disaster.fsa.usda.gov, a volunteer instructor. i things as she met and shared ideas with the visiting youth. "I love my role at Girls State. I enjoy welcoming the girls who may not have been away from home for the first time. Many youth come to the setting for the first time maybe not understanding what it is all about. Elections for city, county and state government ... participants are drawn into the leadership roles and learn quickly what those responsibilities are. They also have an opportunity to make new friends and from that point they learn about government in a fun way with some skits and pep rallies. As they work together exploring government, many bonds are created between the girls and many who may have been shy about coming in the first p ce do not want to leave their new friends when it is over. They are able to see how the experience is valuable to them," Aubol said. Samantha Nordmark couldn't wait to lace up her shoes and get out on the recruitment trail with the group. "I have gained so much from North Dakota Girls State. This pro- gram changed my life. After attend- ing the program, I have matured intO a much more civic minded commu- nity member with a new respect for the American Legion and Auxiliary members. I have gained some new leadership skills and opportunities as well. I now volunteer my time across the state to help promote the program to high school juniors in hope they, too, will decide to attend Girls State because I know it will change their lives, too," Nordmark said. The dates for the 2017 Bo),s and Girls State are scheduled for June 11 through 16. Boys State is held at the North Dakota State College of Sci- ence in Wahpeton. Girls State is held at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. More information and registration forms are available at www.NDGirlsState.org or www.ND- BoysState.org. 007-01884 #33506 - NP Resources, LLC, Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-2- 11-1 H, Lot2 2-143N- 102W, Billings Co., 275'FNL and 2615' FEL, De- ve!opm.ent, Elkhorn Ranch, 20725', 9_75( ,)nch, 2238, Ground.,, API,_#33- 007~01885 .... :. Permit renewal: #31169 - Whiting "Oil and Gas Corporation, Kessel 31-27PH, NWNE 27-140N-99W, Stark Co. by Linda Thistle 2 4 1 7 7 4 4 1 6 1 7 4 Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. Moderate O O Challenging HOO BOY! 2017 King Features Synd., Inc. This weekly puzzle is brought to you by: T&A Seeds Beach, ND (701) 872-3248 I