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Page 8 Golden Valley News August 4, 201i M,00nor ;ws By Lorna Holzwarth Golva News By Shirley Schulte Grass in this draw northwest of Fairfield is yellowed after saltwater from a nearby oil well mishap drained through the area. (Photo by Richard Volesky) i Spill reaches nto national grassland Looking Back GVN Jane M. Cook By Richard Volesky Editor/Reporter FAIRFIELD - Cleanup is under way at a oilfield site northwest of Fairfield, where saltwater and oil fouled a grassy draw, including part of the Little Missouri National Grassland. About 220 barrels of saltwater and 10 barrels of oil leaked at the site, Lynn 1-Ielms, director of the North Dakota Industrial Commission's Oil and Gas Division said on Aug. 1. The leaked was reported to the agency on July 15. Helms said a field inspector determined that about 180 barrels of the saltwater and four barrels of oil were. reco'ered, while 40 barrels of the saltwater and six barrels of oil went into the soil. He said the apparent cause of the r mishap is that a separator's valve failed, which allowed the oil and water to flow to the well's flare pit. The flare pit overflowed and the water and oil flowed south- ward. Run Jablonski, district ranger for the Medm:a District of the Little Missouri National Grassland, said the leak is believed to have started on July 14. The saltwater extended about 425 to 450 yards south. The width of the area of foliage killed ranged from a few feet to about 15 feet wide. Helms said the contaminated soil will have to removed to at least the depth of the root zone of the area's grasses, and new top soil will have to be brought in. The contaminated soil will have to be taken to a site where it can be "land farmed," which will be done to help the con- taminants break down. The soil will later end up in a landfill. The well at issue, the Johnson Trust 2-34H, is located on land owned by Larry N. Johnson family members. Johnson said minerals there belong to the Fedora family. Johnson said the renter of the land reported the problem to him. The well is operated by Encore Energy Partners Operating L.L.C. Johnson said he heard from a con- tact with the company that Encore had previously acquired the well from another company, and that he was told that the lack of an adequate berm was being blamed for part of the problem. Helms said Encore may face a fine as a result of the leak, bu an "investigation will have to be qom- pleted first. "If it looks like they did every- thing right, then there won't ,be a fine," said Helms. Meanwhile a bond that the com- pany posted previously is to cover any costs related to cleanup anddis- posal of the soil in the event the company doesn't follow through itself. No one from Encore returned a phone call from the Billings County Pioneer seeking comment. Jablonski said no water wells in the area were affected. A small stock dam helped collect the spill and prevented it from going further. He said there are a number of small spills each year, with surge of those relating to equipment mb- lems. Most spills are containe d on an oil well's site or pad. "Most(oil) companies do a great job," said Jablonski. Sentinel Butte News sy Jane Cook Friday, University of Arkansas' .Ken Kvamme and students Adam, Graham and Becky left for Washburn to do some archeological work there after working at an archeological dig north of Sentinel Butte, and spending some time vis- iting with Don and ReUa Abernethy. Jane Cook, Linda Cook and Cheryl Cook traveled to Wibaux Friday night to enjoy supper at the Rainbow Club in Wibaux. A storm came through while they were eat- ing and they had just about finished eating when the power went out. Sentinel Butte was without power that night as well for almost two hours. Rod Brown and Jim Baumgartner of Wibaux stopped in to visit with Don and Rella Abernethy Saturday. That after- ranger at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The young Wyckoff family moved back here from Billings, Mont. Sunday afternoon, Judy Bragg, Robert Lee from Medora, and Bob and Sally Abernethy were visitors at the Don and Rella Abernethy home. That evening, Don and Rella, and Bruce and Lisa Huckell were supper guests at the Barry and Nancy Schafer home. Jim and Marj Wyckoff traveled to Dickinson on Monday to keep doctor appointments. While there, they stopped in to visit with Tom and Lynn Wyckoff, and daughter Kaitlynn. Dan and Jake Nelson from Williston stopped in to visit at the Don and Rella Abernethy residence. That night, Don and Rella, and Theodore's, Wednesday evening. Jane Cook hosted a jewelry party at her home Thursday evening. Marie Schmeling was the coordina- tor. Guests incl0ded Judy Mollendor, Cheryl Cook, Arlene Schmeling and Loft Cook. Our news week starts on Thursday, which began with Mass in the chapel with Father Kovash. Following Mass we did our exer- cises with B.J. Anderson. Then we took the bus downtown to do our errands. Before we made our trip for ice cream, B.J. gave us wonderful foot massages. In the afternoon Steve made two trips with the bus to take us for ice cream at LaPlaya. About 22 of us enjoyed being treated to Char's Fun Day in memory of our friend Charlotte Langerud. On Friday, Gloria Hendry and Leone Van Vleet washed and fixed our hair. Pastor Warren and Bey Maxted led us in our devo- tional time in the chapel. Saturday morning exercises A week ago, some members of the Beach Garden Club were in Golva looking at the gardens and flowers in the area. Two of the places they stopped were Loft Howard's garden and flowers, and to see the nice flow- ers and garden at Nicki Davidson's home. Bunny and Arlene (Douglas) McBride of Iowa City, Iowa, were visitors at the home of Judy Curl on Thursday. While here, they treated Judy to lunch at the LaPlaya Restaurant. They are staying at Eagle Ridge South of Medora with Arlene's brother Paul while vacationing in this area. Rick and Linda Stoveland made a trip to Wafford City this week. They reported 25 mph traffic on the major highways in the area. Aug. 3, 1961: Horse Show here during fair dates Orin Hardenbrook of Sturgis, S.D., will present the third annual Horse Show Friday, Sept. 15, at Beach; it will be an approved AQHA show. There will be plenty of action in the various events planned which will include halter classes, trail ride, open cow cutting, barrel racing, and western pleasure, junior and senior divisions. Ervin E. Ueckert of Beach is superintendent for the show and those having any ques- tions concerning it, should contact him. Tosner child dies in truck accident Last rites were solemnized for Ivan John Tosner, 3, on Saturday, July 29,1961, at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church in Beach, with the Rev. Marvin Buck officiating. Pallbearers included Donald Efta, John Marciniak, Marvin Abraham and Alexander McCaskey. He was interred in the Beach Cemetery. Fair (Continued from Page 1) races, "aimed for kids who can safe- ly handle dirt bikes and ATV 4- wheelers, although anyone who wishes to enter may do so, and may enter the day of the races. A demoli- tion derby is set at 1:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds, with Raymond per- forming in between heats. Ads with more details appeared in the July 28 and July 14 editions, and in today's editions. Heart River Hearing 1051 3rd Ave. W Dickinson, ND 58601 Colors of Health 31 Sims Street, Dickinson ND 58601 701-483-1060 1-866-483-1060 Vitamins -,- Herbs  Homeopathy Aromatherapy  Organic & Gluten Free Products Monday - Friday 8:30-5:30 & Saturday 9-4 were led by Loretta Wyckoff and Eileen Buchholz. At 2 p.m., Ruthie entertained us with her humor and talents. About 25 of us really had a great time laughing and enjoying our time with her. Cyndy Lundberg came to see Gertrude Jacobs. Chuck and Sheila Bemstens and Ormy and Jane Ormiston, all from Minot, came to see Loretta Tescher. Sunday morning Communion was held in, the chapel. Lee and Judy Kremers from Denton, Texas, and Darlene Wilson from Bowman came to see Florence Miske. Becky Davis from Kalispell, Mont., Lorrie Lynn, and Rita Lunn Harder from Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada, came to see Kay Jones. Carol Schmeling's visitor ' was" Ardyn Mattson. " Don Brengle led our bille I study on Monday morning. ?. Tuesday morning exercises/ were led by Lorna. Adoration was in the chapel following exercisel; time. We played bingo in the; afternoon with Judy Vincent ca ll- ing our numbers. Evelyn Siegle', came to see Carrie Meyers. Pastor Jim and Lola Isaac from thet Evangelical hurch came for devotions. " -" Wednesday afternoon Bethinei did massages for us, Paul and" Donna Lacka came to see Orville: Moe, and Don and Joan Berger: visited Florence Miske. Matt and: Mel Slocomb and Natalie visited: Vera Schneider. Brenda and Gary Maus spent the weekend visiting Run and Diane Hollar in Minnesota. Run is on oxygen, and appreciated having visitors come to see him, since he is not as able to travel, as he would like. Gary and Michelle Hardy drove their motorcycles to Watford City to attend Gary's aunt Hazel Pilot's 85th birthday party on Sunday. Mike Berger's sister Frances Becker is in Denver being treated for infection in her knee and leg. She had a knee replacement, and it didn't heal well. Paul Schmitz has been driving truck delivering lumber for Prairie Lumber Company. Gene Weinreis flew to Colorado to bring Sherry and Kori Finneman back to Golva to attend Sher mother, Edith Bosserman's funda'aI: The Finnemans live in Craig, Colo. Sherry was here a couple of weeks: ago to visit her mother. Ashlynn and Alexis Trester spent: last week in Golva visiting ,at the; home of their grandparents, James: and Elaine Kremers. Louis and Dianna Dobrowski from Wibaux, Mont., took Dianna's sister Mary Barthel, who lives at the Golden Valley Manor, and Christine Finneman of Golva to Glendive, Mont., last Friday where they joined other family members, sharing a potluck dinner at the home of Mary Ann (Barthel) Marman. The Barthels' first cousin, Steven Barthel, and his wife Martha were visiting here from St.Michael, Minn. Ivan died instantly when he was accidentally struck and run over as his father backed his truck up in their farmyard 10 miles northeast of Beach on Friday morning, July 28, at 8:30 a.m. Dr. C. A. Bush, local coroner, ruled that the truck had only traveled 10 feet altogether, and that everything happened too fast for Mr. Towner to be able to stop. The 5-year-old brother of Ivan saw the accident, and said that his little brother ran in front of the machine, and kept running until he slipped and rolled into the left rear dual wheels. Ivan would have been three years old on August 6. N.D. Highway Patrolman Hollis Dietz of Beach was the investigating officer. Lightning knocks out relay system Crashing thunder and lightning and a big shower cooled tempera- tures in Beach last Friday night, starting about midnight, and some damage followed in the wake of the storm, when lightning struck the Northern Pacific Depot in Beach. The telegraph relay there was completely knocked out, and the operator who was on duty at the time was Mrs. Emmanuel Kautzman. She would undoubtedly have been injured except for the fact that she had just stepped away from the board just as the bolt struck. Local customers could not send any messages via telegraph until the relay was repaired after lunch on Monday, July 31. Some messages were sent via Belfield, and phoned into and out of the Beach depot, so business could be carded on, but not as usual. Golden Valley County Fair & Spirit of the West Celebration, Aug. 3-7. Regular meeting of the SB City City Council, August 8 8:00pm, New City Building. From Wireless Technology to Tiny 'Invisible' in-the-canal Hearing Aids We Have It All/ Call 1-800-585-0728 to schedule an appointment Experts in amplification Dr. Kim B. Callahan, CCC-A FAAA Clinical Audiologist Michelle Palmer, BS HIS Hearing Instrument Specialist ". Beach: August 16 -- Killdeer: August 17 : b Bowman: August 11 and 25 yN w .r Ii,00 .w n m. m, j ew Students & Parents f Please preregister at your prospective noon, the Abernethys traveled to Barry, Nancy, Lois and Brett Miles City to attend an engagement Schafer were supper guests with # school. To register a student, you must party for Jim Cook's gratidson and Bruce and Lisa Huckell. North Dakota High School Activities # have the following information: :"# ' fiance, C01e Cook and Lindsay. Jane Cook and friend and # Previous school's name, address, phone, fax num- Dean and Lisa Wyckoff, and son Chateau coworker, Laura Jacobson The North Dakota High School Activities Association Gabe have recently moved back to of Dickinson, enjoyed supper at the made changes in the physical requirements for participation # ber Social Security Card Immunization Records. Medora where Dean is now chief Rough Riders restaurant, in high school sports programs. The first allowable physical p We must have this information before the stu- date is now April 15 for the 2011-2012 school year. All stu- #1 dent can attend school/ r. Champions Ride dentsmust have a completed physical form which includes # Lincoln Elementary office will be open August 8 onour new date: .,#it TRt., I questions to be answered by parents, a physical evaluation #. 701-872-4253 SATURDAY, August 6, 2011" 1.'00 P.M. @@,':'1 by a doctor or physician and a clearance form with par- # Beach High School office is open year around # Advance tickets av ent/guardian permission for medical treatment on file with 701-872-4161 the Activities Director. The forms are new and can be picked f Home schooled students need to register with Home On The Range up at the High School office or Beach Medical Center. Phys- ! Larry Helvik, Superindentent, Beach High School, . Beach City Office I icals must be completed every year before students will be  600 N Central Ave., Box 368, Beach or call 872- James Wosepka, CPA, Beach I allowed to participate in sports practices or games. 4161 for more information. ". 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