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NDG&F's summer Understandin safety reminders The North Dakota Game and Fish Department urges boaters to keep safety in mind when enjoying time on the water. A boat should have enough life jackets on board for all passengers. North Dakota law requires all chil- dren ages 10 and younger to wear a personal flotation device while in boats of less than 27 feet in length. The law also requires all personal watercraft users to wear a life jacket, as well as anyone towed on skis, tubes, boards or other similar de- vices. However, state law allows an individual who is at least 16 years of age to Windsurf or boardsail without wearing a PFD. Water users should make sure to wear life jackets that are the appro— priate size, and in good condition. Water skiers and tubers should wear a life jacket with four nylon straps rather than one with a zipper, be— cause straps are stronger than zippers upon impact with water. Anglers or persons paddling a canoe should opt for a PFD that is comfortable enough to wear for an entire outing. It is also important that children wear a PFD while swimming. Swim- mers should know the water’s depth, as serious injuries can occur from diving into water. Large objects hid- den below the water’s surface can lead to significant injury. Failure to wear a personal flota- tion device is the main reason people lose their lives in water recreation ac- cidents. North Dakota boaters also are re— minded that marine VHF radios are an important part of boat safety that should not be improperly used by op- erators. These radios are intended for boat operators who are in distress and facing an emergency situation. Regulations to help ensure safe boating this summer are found in the 2018-20 North Dakota Fishing Guide. A more comprehensive listing is available in the North Dakota Boat and Water Safety Guide or the Boat North Dakota education book. Test information can help parents, Baesler says BISMARCK ~ State Superin- tendent Kirsten Baesler says student results from the North Dakota State Assessment for English and mathe- matics are now available for parents to request from their childrens’ schools. Baesler said they offer help- ful information about the progress of each student’s learning. The results are called Individual Student Reports. The North Dakota State Assessment itself was given from March 18 through May 10 to students in grades three through eight, and to students in the 10th grade. Making assessment scores quickly available have made the re— sults more valuable to parents and teachers, Baesler said. Parents who wish to see the reports should request them from their child’s school prin— cipal, the superintendent said. Printed copies could be sent to parents, or they could posted on a se— cure website that would allow par— ents to look at their childrens’ reports, Bauer said. Teachers may also find them useful in deciding how to change instruction for indi- vidual students, and to make instruc— tional plans for the next school year. The North Dakota State Assess- ment’s website has information that is tailored for parents and students at:— sources/students-and-families/. The site has guides for interpreting the English and mathematics reports. 6 ways to stay solicitor safe With spring and summer in full swing, Better Business Bureau® of Minnesota and North Dakota wants consumers to be mindful of dishon- est door-to-door sales tactics. Though many door—to-door sales- people operate honestly and repre- sent trustworthy businesses, there are others who want to make a quick buck and move on as quickly as pos- sible, sometimes leaving customers wondering if they’ve just been scammed. . Door-to-door salespeople could be pitching anything from alarm sys- tems and landscaping services to cut- lery and food storage. Some charitable organizations conduct door-to-door fundraisers, too. Before buying anything, though, make sure to follow these guidelines as recom— mended by BBB: Ask for identification: A reputable seller won’t be afraid to provide you with all requested information, in— cluding a photo ID and business card. Inquire about licensing: Many city ordinances require door-tosdoor salespeople to have a solicitor’s li— cense. Ask the salesperson if they’ve obtained proper licensing or'checked in with City Hall. Verify the person and the busi— ness: Ask for the seller’s offer in writing and research the business after the seller is gone. Contact them directly to verify the salesperson is an employee and research the com- pany at You can al- ways wait to make a purchase. Read the contract: Don’t skip the fine print! Make sure you understand the terms and conditions before sign- ing anything. You can always say no, even in the face of high-pressure sales tactics. Know your rights: The Federal Trade Commission’s Three—Day Cooling-Off Rule gives consumers three days to cancel purchases more than $25 that are made in their home or at a location that’s not the seller’s permanent place of business. By law, salespeople should give the customer a receipt and a cancellation form that can be sent to the business to cancel the agreement. Businesses must give customers a refund within 10 days of receiving the cancellation notice. It’s OK to be skeptical: Some consumers feel bad not giving sellers the benefit of the doubt, but if some— thing seems not-quite-right, don't be afraid to ask clarifying questions or pass on the offer altogether. Don’t forget, BBB is here to sup- port consumers before and after making a purchase. Along with re- searching a business on or by calling 800—646- 6222, people who have been scammed or think they may have been scammed should report their experience on our Scam Tracker at v DEADLINES V The deadline for submitted copy and stories and all ad orders is noon on Fridays. Call 872-3755 or e-mail goldenandbillings Forecast Sponsors: Farmers Union Oil Co. 701—872-4471 Interstate Cenex 701-872-3590 7-day Forecast Hot Stuff Pizza 701-872-3190 WI. lump: 541*? Thursday Few 5131in Golden Valley News NEWS Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the different enrollment periods for Medicare? I’m planning to work past age 65 and understand Medicare of— fers Initial, Special and General pe— riods in which I can enroll. How does this work? Medicare Illiterate Dear Medicare, The rules for signing up for Medicare can be quite confusing, es- pecially if you plan to work past age 65. But it’s critical to understand the ins and outs of enrolling because the consequences of missing a deadline can be costly and last a lifetime. Here’s what you should know about Medicare’s three different enrollment periods. Initial Enrollment Period At age 65, the Initial Enrollment Period is the first opportunity that most people are eligible to enroll in Medicare. If you’re already claiming Social Security benefits at least 4 months before age 65, you are automatically enrolled in Medicare, with coverage starting the first day of month you turn 65. If you’re not receiving So- cial Security benefits, it’s up to you to enroll in Medicare either online at, over the phone at 800-772-1213 or through your local Social Security office. You can enroll any time during the Initial Enrollment Period, which is a seven—month period that includes the three months before, the month of, and the three months after your 65th birthday. It’s best to enroll three months be- fore your birth month to ensure your coverage starts when you turn 65. If, ,however, you plan to keep working and have health coverage from your employer, or from a spouse’s employer, you may want to delay Medicare Part B , which covers outpatient services, and Part D, which covers prescription drugs. But first check with the human resources department to see how your em- ployer insurance works with Medicare. Typically, if your employer has fewer than 20 employees, Medicare will be your primary insurer and you should enroll. But if you work for a company that has 20 or more em- ployees, your employer’s group health plan will be your primary in- surer as long as you remain an active employee. If this is the case, you I’IIBIIII TRANSPORTATION Van or Bus Service Billings County Golden Valley County Distance of 160 Miles CALL: 701 -872-3836 Our board meets at 9:30 am, first Tuesday of each month at 22 S. Central Ave., Beach. The public is invited! Friday 5MB Heap t lunch 65% suit In Loving Memory of Bob Clarin June 8, 1917 J- May 26, 2003 We look for pussy willows and crocuses, we listen for the meadowlarks androbins, and we smell the moist soil as the growing season approaches. We remember how much these things and how very much We miss you, Dad! -- Lovineg remembered and sadly missed by Joyce and Tom Ray and Bev and Jerry N 011 and families." By Jim Miller You can enroll any time during the Ini- tial Enrollment Pe- riod, which is a seven-month period that includes the three months be- fore, the month of, and the three months after your 65th'birthday. don’t need to enroll in Part B or Part D when you turn 65 if you’re satis~ fied with the coverage you are get- ting through your job. But in most cases, unless you’re contributing to a Health Savings Account, you should at least sign-up for Medicare Part A, which is free and covers hospital services. Special Enrollment Period If you delay Part B and Part D past age 65, you can sign up for Medicare during the Special Enroll— ment Period. Once you (or your spouse) stop working and you no longer have group health coverage, you have eight months to enroll in Part B. But if you miss that deadline, you’ll pay a late-enrollment penalty for the rest of yoUr life. The penalty increases your premiums by 10 per- cent for each 12-month period that you don’t have coverage. The window for Part D is shorter. You must sign up for Part D within two months of losing drug coverage. If you go 63 days or more without drug coverage, you’ll pay a lifetime Golden Valley News PO. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621 (uses. Pub. No. 221—280) The Golden Valley News is pub- lished each Thursday, 22 Central Ave., Suite 4, Beach, ND 58621 by Nordmark Publishing. Periodicals postage paid at Beach, ND and addi- tional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Golden Valley News, PO. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621. Please allow two to three weeks for new subscriptions, renewal of ex- pired subscriptions and for address changes. Contact Information - Phone: 701-872-3155 Fax: 701-872-3756 Email: Subscriptions: 0 1 year: $36 Golden Valley County - 1 year: $40 elsewhere in North Dakota 1 year: $44 out-of-state and snowblrds 0 9 months: 327 In-state college rate The Golden Valley News Is a proud member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. All content Is copyrighted. Established Aug. 15, 1919. It is spring, Dad meant to you... you meant to us. this “i wle local Forecast %% Few Shim-rs Mostly (Thump: Fewfiihtmnrs Scattered Rain MMIIyE-iunny £8149 Imus! "finite. {fill Sunday 5814? I’llkqlllnlk'f‘t 452$ 53M} gMedicare’s enrollment periods late—enrollment penalty that equals 1 percent of the monthly base premium (about $33 in 2019) times the num- ber of months you don’t have Part D of other creditable coverage. General Enrollment Period If you miss either of these first two enrollment periods, you’ll have to wait until the General Enrollment Period, which is January 1 through March 31 of each year, but your Part B and Part D coverage will not begin until July 1.And you’ll be subject to late-enrollment penalties. There is, however, no penalty for late enrollment for Part A. You can sign up anytime with coverage be- ginning the first day of the following month. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, PO. Box 5443, Nor- man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySe— Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. May 23, 2019 Free fishing set for June 1-2 North Dakotans who want to give fishing a try are reminded they can fish for free June 1-2. That is the state’s Free Fishing Weekend, when all residents age 16 and over can fish any North Dakota water without a license. Residents age 15 and under do not need a fish- ’ ing license at any time of year. Fishing regulations and informa- tion on fishing waters is available on the Game and Fish website at, and in the current regula- tions guide available at license ven- f dor locations. Please support your local merchants Reminder to Families of Beach Cemetery Memorial Day is a time to stop by the Cemetery to remember your loved ones and enjoy the beautiful arrangements that are placed there for this special weekend. THANK YOU to everyone who has given memori- als, contributed to the cemetery fund, and volun- teered their time on improvement projects at the cemetery this past year. Improving the appearance of the cemetery is a continuous effort. As you know, we are a volunteer non-profit board. Along with your donations and help, the Beach Cemetery Board will continue to maintain and im- prove the cemetery. Donations can be sent to the ad- dress at the bottom of this article. We also would like your help in updating addresses and locating people who may have an interest in sup- porting the Beach Cemetery. Beach Cemetery Association Secretary, Judy Ridenhower PO Box 472 Beach, North Dakota 58621 Baiting I---——-—--—-——:-<CLIPANDSAv51 _2019 “,- ~. Chronic Wasting Disease l . Proclamation Summary The North Dakota 'Game'an‘d Fish Depa following the spread of Chronic Disease (6WD) Info and within North Dakota. .cwo streetcar. nervous system of white-talled deer, mule door; elk, moose. and other could: and It is always fatal! 2020 rh'nent declares the I? to sun r I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 's’ (I) D 2 9-. .l U )1. it is illegal to hunt big game over half or place bait to attract big game for the purpose of hunting in deer hunting units 3A1, 3A2 and north of state highway 2 in unit 3A3, 331, 30 (west ofthe Missouri River), 3E1, 352, SH, and 3F2. Bait includes grain, seed, mineral, salt, fruit, vegetable nut, hay, any naturally derived scent or lure (e.g. urine), or natural or manufactured food placed by an individual. Baiting does not include agricultural practices; gardens: wildlife food plots: agricultural crops; livestock feeds; fruit or vegetables in their natural location, such as apples on or under an apple tree; I or unhervested food or vegetables in a garden. This ban does not apply to wildlife management activities conducted by or under the direction of the Department I Carcass Transportation I It Is illegal to transport into or within North Dalton the whole carcass or carcass parts of a) a white-lulled deer, mule deer, moose, elk, or members of the cervld families from I states or provinces with documented occurrences of CWD In wild populations or formed cewids; b) a white-felled door or mule door from deer hunting units 3A1, 381 and 3F2 In North Dakota: c) a moose from moose hunting unit M10 in North Dakota; I and d) an elk from elk hunting unit E6 In North Dakota; except for the following lower risk portions of the carcaso: I Meat that is cut and wrapped either commercially or privately. Quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached. Meat that has been boned out: - Hides with no heads attached. - Clean (no hide or brain tissue present) skull plates with antlers attached. - Intact skulls with the hide, eyes, lower jaw and associated soft tissue removed, and no visible brain or spinal cord tissue present. - Antlers with no meat or tissue attached. I - Upper canine teeth, also known as buglers, whistlers, or ivon'es. Finished taxidermy heads. I The entire city limits of a city that shares a border with any of the following hunting units I I shall be included in that unit: M10, E6, 3A1, 381 and 3F2. In addition, the Willislon I Game and Fish Department office complex is included in Unit M10. I It is legal to transport who/e deer carcasses between deer hunting Units 3A1 and 381 I I during any 2019 deer season. The following states, province: or countries have free ranging or captive deer, elk, or I moose diagnosed with CIND. and only the lower risk carcass parts listed above from I harvested white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk. moose, or other cervlds taken in these I states, province: or countries will be allowed transported into or within North Dakota: I I Hummus I - Arkansas - Minnesota ' New York Texas I ' Colorado - Missouri - Ohio Utah I I ' 0 Illinois - Mississippi - Oklahoma - Virginia I - Iowa - Montana - Pennsylvania - West Virginia I Kansas Nebraska 3 South Dakota - Wisconsin I - Maryland - New Mexico Tennessee - Wyoming I - Michigan ' , - North Dakota - Deer Hunting Units SM, 381, and 3F2; Moose Hunting Unit M10; Elk Hunting Unit E6. ' I I mum countries | . Alberta - Finland Norway I - Quebec South Korea - Sweden I I - Saskatchewan I Additional Infected states, provinces or countries may be added as necessary. I A complete 2019-2020 Chronic Wasting Disease proclamation along with amendment number one is I available from the North Dakota Game and Fish Depaltmenl, 100 North Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, I ND 58501-5095. (701) 328-6300. L——‘V————'-h-———XCLIPANDSAYEJ Monday, l’rwp 'lwse: 52M; \‘l l'illlll‘l‘ iris if! 9 1an my plums: [nun Nu! mu is life Earth.“ ‘Illlt; .‘ll’jlllllll I’ve“! fiuwon’i surer-,1 run“ at“ a: gust; iXiKsIIY‘ ‘ W52- ‘l‘m‘mt Mu: furs 69159 1mm , m“, um» Wlud'kirllv‘e-nlurrnni _---4-gm-.c....l--a..--_u----'~-..~..s.‘w--~_—-...-v--‘-~--- ......-s-