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Thursday, July 13, 2006 Golden Valley News & Billings County Pioneer 3 a or V Front row I-r: Erin Krebs, Deanna Kessel, Erica Odermann. Middle row I-r: Joe Odermann, Jon Krebs, Jake Baumgarten. Back row I-r: Katelyn Kordon, Samantha McDowell, April Baumgarten. courtesy photo The 77th ND State FFA Convention was held June 5th through the 9th and was suc- cessful for the Belfield FFA chap- ter. Those attending were Joe Odermann, Jon Krebs, Katelyn Kordon, April Baumgarten, Jake Baumgarten, Erin Krebs, Samantha McDowell, Erica Odermann, and Deanna Kessel. Jon Krebs did very well in the Advanced Ag. Mechanics contest placing with a gold (15th place) individual, Katelyn Kordon com- peted in the Horse Judging con- test and received a high silver award, April Baumgarten also received a silver in Dairy Cattle e ;aluation. Jake Baumgarten did an excellent job in Dairy cattle showmanship as he placed in the top 5 and received a gold 9 Of the 2005 North' Dakota public high school graduates who went through the American College Testing (ACT) assess- ment, the average composite ACT score was 21.3 out of a pos- sible 36. Nationally, the composite tested out of a possible 8,008. Of the two largest racial groups in the state, white gradu- ates averaged 21.5 and American Indian and Alaska Native gradu- ates averaged 17.5. Average ACT composite scores for other minor- ity 2005 graduates were 21.5 store for ACT-tested 2005 gradu- "for Asi m-American and Pacific ares was slightly lower at 20.9. Islanders, 17.6 for African' This month's "Population Bulletin," a monthly publication from the North Dakota State Data Center at North Dakota State University, focuses on ACT program scores released by ACT, Inc. ACT scores are designed to predict a student's potential for success in college. According to ACT, 82 percent of North Dakota students graduating from public high school in the spring of 2005 took the ACT assessment dur- ing their sophomore, junior, or senior year. This proportion is up from 75 percent in 1994. If a student was tested more than once, only the most recent test record was used. ACT composite scores for North Dakota students have remained reiatively consistent during the past five years, rang- ing from 21.2 to 21.4. 2005 female graduates scored slightly better on their ACTs than males in North Dakota. The average ACT composite score for 2005 female graduates in the state was 21.3 compared with 21.2 for males. According to ACT, 6,562 high school graduates (2005) were American or blacks and 19.2 for those of Hispanic origin of any race. Within North Dakota, the 2005 graduates of Griggs County had the highest average ACT composite score in the state at 23, followed by graduates of Cass County (22.3) and Grand Forks County (22.1). Fifteen North Dakota counties had ACT composite scores above the state average of 21.3. Two counties, Dickey and Williams, had the same score as the state average, and 34 counties had lower scores (Billings and Slope counties do not have public high schools). - ACT has developed bench- marks to measure what it takes to be successful in standard first-year college courses =in the areas of English, math, reading, and science. According to these benchmarks, 69.2 percent of ACT-tested 2005 North Dakota public high school graduates were ready for college English, 44.8 percent were ready for col- lege math, 52.4 percent were ready for college reading and 29.4 percent were ready for col- H0nor your loved one with a lasting memorial. Puy a tree and plaque to be planted at the new Fishing Fond at the I eaoh 0elf Course. Call Kim lqu.berg for information. $72- 1 I or $72-4103. Stevenson-Mischel- Olson Sereing ~t/nvesrera NortJ~ Daleota and Sou~e~ter= Mo~ta=a ~~ Jon Stevenson Funeral Director Nic Stevenson & Tom Muckle STEVENSON i'866-483-7900 Our Family Serving Your Family award. Floriculture is one event that Beifield competed with a full team of three, they were Deanna Kessel, Erica Odermann, and Samantha McDowell. This was their first time competing in the contest and they received a team bronze and Erica and Samantha received individual bronze awards. The Small Animal Contest is a newer contest for North Dakota, those competing in this as a team and individu- als were Erin Krebs, Samantha McDowell, Katelyn Kordon, and Deanna Kessel. They all studied very hard for this contest and it paid off as they placed with a gold team award and placed 5th overall. Deanna received a silver, Katelyn and Samantha gold, and Erin Krebs a gold (12th place) award. Erin Krebs also competed in the FFA Creed contest and received a bronze award. 'Joe Odermann received his State degree and ran for SW Region Vice President during the week and obtained a lot of great experience through interviews, writing speeches, and working with teams to finish different types of jobs. He had a blast run- ning and learned a lot! Finally, Erica Odermann served on the Courtesy Cor.p and was assigned to help behind the stage and with publicity for the entire con- vention, did an outstanding job and was one of the 2 awarded a travel stipend for the National Convention held in October at Indianapolis. The week after state conven- tion, June 13th - 16th, four FFA members attended Range Camp held at the Logging Ranch by Amidon. Those attending were Trell Shypkoski, Erin Krebs, Joe Odermann, and Erica Odermann. They all had a very good experi- ence and learned a lot during the four days. Some of the activi- ties that went on during this week were plant identification, ecological site identification, soil texturing, presentations from experts (NDSU, NRCS, Soil Conservation, ND Stockman's, and others), a hike in Theodore Roosevelt Park, and free time in the evenings for card play- ing, camp fires, and socializing! The final day was a contest and awards. Joe Odermann had won the contest last year so he attended with the intention of helping others out along with learning a little more himself. Erin Krebs received a 2nd place prize for one of the four sites judged, Erica Odermann placed in the top 10 on plant identifica- tion. Over all as a contest, Trell received 9th place and Erica 4th place. Erica was.also selected as the =Most Improved" during camp. Thank you to the Stark County Soil Conservation and the Medora Grazing Association for funding these students to attend, it was well worth it. NDSU students named to dean's list lege science. "These data highlight both strengths and challenges within our state's secondary education system," says Richard Rathge, State Data Center director. "Overall, the scores should reinforce our belief that No rth Dakota high school .students, in general, are performing above, national levels. However, what is most disturbing is the uneven- ness in school readiness across the state by race and subject matter. Hopefully, these data will serve as a wake-up call to encourage us to seek solutions." North Dakota students receive degrees from North Dakota State University gradua.ted 1295 students in May 2006. Area graduates were: Amber Marie Egan Beach Chalsey D Niece Beach Jennifer J. Obrigewitch Beach Teresa Faye Oe Belfield Area North Dakota students were among the 2475 North Dakota State University stu- dents to be placed on the spring 2006 dean's list. A student must earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher and be enrolled in a least 12 class credits to qualify. The asterisks indicate the student earned a 4.0 , grade point average. Area students named were: Bradley A. Ueckert Beach Daniel J. Duletski Belfield Lindsey R. O'Brien Belfield Teresa F. Oe Belfield Jonathan E. Sandvik South Heart MSU names Beach student to President's List Brian Updike, Beach has earned a 4.0 grade point aver- age and has been named to the Minot State University Spring President's List. To be named to the President's List, a student must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the semester and complete a minimum Of 12 hours. Updike is the son of Tom and Marlys Updike of Beach. is a You can't always prevent injury or illness from striking those you love. But you can prepare before it happens with dependable health coverage from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Dan Farstveet, Nodak Mutual Agent Dickinson and Beach 483-5300 or 872-3100 Offered by: Nodak Mutual . Insurance Company ,~,ving oar North Dakota Farm Bu~um membcm. NodakMumal Insurance Company is Blue Crots Blue Shield of North Dakota anindcpendent agent for Blue Cross is an independent I/ ansee of the Bide Shield of North Dakota. Blue Cro~ and Blue Shield Association. "o~ ~ott~ Btm Cm~a~d Btue ,','~k~lAstoc~tkm. 'a"Rog~I~gnwl mi'k (W fSP~.h,nld~Qta Fe~m Bureau. NWWiW, A V,~mJ m,l,rm',o~ ew~,mm~e Major Musicians piano recital was held on April 30, 2006 at Golva School. Teacher is Nicole Davidson twenty students performed. In March, these students attended the Piano Festival held in Dickinson and eight received superiors and eight received excellent ratings. Back row: Kari Schmeling, Morgan Nunberg, Hannah Rodne, Hannah Wegner, Kaylene Kreitinger, Jill Rising, Brooke Davidson, Jolee Bosserman, Katie Schmeling. Front row: Tyler Steffan, Bayli Waldal, Steph Steele; Paige Rising, Destiny Portonova, Ashley Ueckert, Brooklyn Zachmann, McKenzie Dietz, Miranda Dietz, Haley Steffan, Ashlynn Dietz. Not pictured: Marry and Kaycee Campbell, McKensie Mattern. courtesy photo Beach Babe Ruth met Hwy 21(Mott-Regent=New England) Friday eve- ning. Atough game for both teams ended with Hwy 21 on top, 5-4. Thursday afternoon action ended with Beach crushing Scranton 13-3. Above: Beach player can't outrun the ball to first. Below: Jake Teacher makes third b.efore the ball reaches the baseman. Inset: Beach catcher sends Hwy 21 to the bench with an out at home. photos by Cindy Makelky Playing July 14, 15, 16 PG "OMEN" July 21, 22, 23 R BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER P.O.BOX 406, Medora, ND 58645 (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 056-180) Sharon Dietz, Managing Editor; Richard Volesky, Asst. Editor Cindy Makelky. Production; Bonnie Deckert Sales Representative; Marlene Muruato, Proofreader/typist The Billings County Pioneer is published each Thursday, 22 Central Avenue Suite 1, Beach, ND 58621 by Nordmark Publishing Rolla, N.D. Periodicals postage paid at Beach, ND and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER, P.O. Box 406, Medora, NIl 58645. Please allow two weeks for new subscriptions and renewals. Telephone number: (701) 872-3755, Fax: (701) 872-3756. E-maih $31.00/Yr. in Billings County and ;elfield Area; $34.00/Yr. elsewhere in North Dakota; $37.00/Yr. out-of-state; $19.00 ' 9 month-in state college rate. GOLDEN VALLEY NEWS P.O. BOX 156, Beach, ND 58621 (U.S.ES Pub. No. 221-280) Sharon Dietz, Managing FAitor; Cindy Makelky, Produ.ction; Bonnie Deckert, Sales Representative; Marlene Mumato, Proofreader/typist The Golden Valley News is published each Thursday, 22 Central Ave. Suite 1, Beach, North Dakota 58621 by Nordmark Publishing, Rolla, N.D. Periodicals post- age paid at Beach, North Dakota and addi- tional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: GOLDEN VALLEY NEWS, P.O. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621. Please allow two weeks for new subscriptions or renewals. Telephone Number: (701) 872-3755 Fax: (701) 872-3756 E-maih $31.00/yr in Golden Valley and Wibaux Counties $34.00/yr elsewhere in North Dakota $37.00/yr out of state $19.00 - 9 month-in state college rate