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Page 2 Golden Valley News August 29, 2019 NDDoH seeking information on exposure to puppy with rabies BISMARCK - The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is working with the South Dakota Department of Health in seeking individuals possibly ex- posed to a rabid puppy or the puppy's littermates. On Aug. 29, a puppy tested pos- itive for rabies in South Dakota. Very little is known about the puppy, but it last resided in Agency Village, S.D. Limited information available is indicating that this puppy had at least three littermates that have been adopted by individ- uals who are unknown. "Our concern is that the litter- mates have been exposed to rabies and may develop rabies and expose their new owners," said Alicia Torfin, epidemiologist with the NDDoH. "It's possible that some of the new owners may be North Dakota residents." Rabies is a viral infection that affects the central nervous system. It is almost always fatal for animals and people. People who are ex- posed to rabies need to begin a se- ries of rabies vaccinations as soon as possible after the exposure. The following recommendations can reduce the risk of rabies to peo- ple: - Routinely vaccinating pets Shown is the puppy that tested positive for rabies. Lit- termates will most likely re- semble this puppy. (Courtesy Photo) - Avoiding contact with wild an- imals Washing bite wounds thor- oughly with soap and water - Beginning the series of rabies vaccinations as soon as possible after an exposure Anybody who may have infor- mation regarding the whereabouts of these puppies should call the NDDoH at 800-472-2180 or (701) 328-2378. How to get social security disability benefits when you can't work Dear Savvy Senior, What do I need to do to get Social Security disability benefits? I'm 60 years old and have some health prob- lems that won't allow me to work, but I've read that getting disability benefits is difficult. Laid Up Lenny By Jim Miller enough to work part-time, your ap- Dear Lenny, plication will be denied. You also Getting Social Security disability need not apply if you still are work- benefits when you're unable to work ing with the intention of quitting if can be challenging. Last year, more your application is approved, be- than 2 million people applied for So-cause if you're working your appli- cial Security disability benefits, but cation will be denied. two-thirds of them were denied, be- Your skill set and age are factors cause most applicants fail to prove too. Your application will be denied that they're disabled and can't work.if your work history suggests that Here are some steps you can take you have the skills to perform a less that can help improve your odds. physically demanding job that your Get Informed disability does not prevent you from The first thing you need to find doing. out is if your health problem quali- To help you determine if you are ties you for Social Security disability disabled, visit SSAigov/planners/dis- benefits, ability/qualify.html and go through You generally will be eligible the five questions Social Security only if you have a health problem "uses to determine disability. that is expected to prevent you from How to Apply working in your current line of work If you believe you have a claim, (or any nther line of work thnt yc,iyour n~xt .~tep is to gather up your have been in over the past 15 years) personal, financial and medical in- for at least a year or result in death, formation so you can be prepared There is no such thing as a partial and organized for the application disability benefit. If you're fit process. You can apply either online at SSA.gov/applyfordisability or call You can hire a representative to 800-772-1213 to make an appoint- help you with your Social Security ment to apply at your local Social disability claim. By law, representa- Security office, or to set up an ap- tives can charge only 25 percent of pointment for someone to take your past-due benefits up to a maximum claim over the phone, of $6,000 if they win your case. The whole process lasts about an It's probably worth hiring some- hour. If you schedule an appoint- one at the start of the application ment, a "Disability Starter Kit" that process if your disability is some- will help you get ready for your in- thing difficult to prove such as terview will be mailed to you. If you chronic pain. If, however, your dis- apply online, the kit is available at ability is obvious, it might be worth SSA.gov/disability/disability starter initially working without a represen- kits.htm. tative to avoid paying the fee. You It takes three to five months from can always hire a representative later the initial application to receive el- if your initial application and first ther an award or denial of benefits, appeal are denied. The only exception is if you have a To find a representative, check chronic illness that qualifies you for with the National Organization of a "compassionate allowance" (see Social Security Claimants' Repre- SSA.gov/compassionateal- sentatives (NOSSCR.org, 845-682- lowances), which fast tracks cases 1881) or National Association of within weeks. Disability Representatives If Social Security denies your ini- (NADR.org, 800-747-6131). Or, if tial application, you can appeal the you're low-income, contact the decision, and you'll be happy to know Legal Services Corporation that roughly half of all cases that go (LSC.gov/find-legal-aid) for free as- through a round or two of appeals end sistance. with benefits being awarded. But the Send your senior questions to: bad news is with backlog of around Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor- 800,000 people currently waiting for man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySe- a hearing, it can take 12 to 24 months nior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor for you to get one. to the NBC Today show and author Get Help of "The Savvy Senior" book. Hunters in Williston area asked Resource Center to hold sessions oil By News/Pioneer Staff The following relates to oil and gas well activity for the week of Aug. 25, in Stark, Golden Valley, Billings and Slope counties and is from re- ports of the N.D. Department of Mineral Resources: Released from "confidential" status: #35629 - Petro-Hunt, L.L.C Zabolotny 144-98-3B-10-3H, Lot4 3-144N-98W, Billings Co 775 BOPD, 1645 BWPD - Bakken Permit renewals: #35355 - Cobra Oil & Gas Cor- poration, NERU, 1701H, NENE 17- 144N-101W, Billings Co. #35354 - Cobra Oil & Gas Cur- ty rt poration, NERU 1804H, SWSW 17- 144N-101W, Billings Co. #29301 - Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation, Cymbaluk Federal 31- 15PH, NENW 15-140N-99W, Stark Co. #29296 - Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation, Koppinger 41-13PH, NWNE 13-140N-98W, Stark Co. #29295 - Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation, Koppinger 21-13PH, NWNE !3, t40N-98W, Stark Co. Well name change: #22223 - Medora Minerals, LLC, Lourdes 16-15 1TH, SWSW 9- !37N-99W, Stark Co (was Lourdes 16-15 llTH) to help with CWD surveillance West Dakota Parent & Family Resource Center will be holding The North Dakota Game and Fish Instructions and information are sessions for parents of fifth graders Department is asking bowhunters posted at the drol~-Off sites. Test re- in September. who harvest a deer in gun hunting suits will be provided to hunters The Changing I Program will units 3A 1 and 3B 1 to help the de- within 2-3 weeks. Additional drop- provide information and dialog with partment's chronic wasting disease off sites will be available throughout parents on what to expect as the child merges into adolescence. The surveillance efforts by submitting the the region during the deer gun sea- head of their animal for testing, son in November. dates for these will be: in South Heads may be dropped off in CWD is a fatal disease of deer, Heart, Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 7- freezers located at the Game and moose and elk that can cause long- 8:30 p.m. at South Heart Elemen- Fish district office in Williston, and term population declines if left tary. For Belfield, it will be on at the Divide County sheriff's office unchecked. Annual surveillance for Thursday, Sept. 19, from 7-8:30 in Crosby (north side of building). CWD is critical for determining the p.m. at Belfield Elementary, and for Hunters wishing to keep the head spread of the disease and if manage- Billings County (Medora/Fairfield), may have it sampled at the Williston ment actions have been effective, it will be held Monday,~Sept. 23, office during business hours. Taxi- More information on CWD, in- from 7-8:30 p.m. at DeMores Ele- dermists in Williston are also assist- : cluding information about testing, is mentary. ing in~the',effort~y ~saving~ head~ ~available at the Game and Fish weh-. r - throughout the season. *site, gf.nd.gov.~ ,:'~ ,~ ~ USDA rele details on Market FacilitationProgram The sign-up period for the 2019 history 'at the' ~ounty :'level, and the Market Facilitation Program is now 2019 payment rates per commodity. open, says Bryon Parman, North These calculations are thenaveraged Dakota State University Extension across the county such that each acre agricultural finance specialist, of the specified crops receive the The program provides aid to farm- same payment rate. ers growing specified crops in the "These county rates may differ form of a county-wide payment rate dramatically, even for neighboring as determined by the U.S. Depart- counties, i.e. Stutsman County re- ment of Agriculture (USDA). ceiving $51 per acre, while Kidder The county payment rates were re- County will receive $29 per acre due leased at the end of July and varied the ratio of crop acres receiving a from a minimum of $15 per acre to a high payment like soYbeans, to crops maximum of $150 per acre. Many assigned a lower payment rate such North Dakota.c6umiesinthe south- as corn (as well as the typical yield westempa4"t'of flaestate will receive for the specified' crops)," says Par- the minimum Of $ !5 per acre while man. "A county may have more total the eastern part of the State will have soybean acres than the neighboring payment rates of up to $60 per acre county, however, if the neighboring (Lamoure County)i' Most of the county has more soybean acres rela- southeastern counties will receive tive to other crops with lower pay- more than $50 per acre with the av- ment rates, then their rate per acre erage payment rate across North could be higher." Dakota being $31 per acre. Additionally, crop acres with no Last year, the rate was applied to payment rate still receive a payment, actual 2018 production where a rate however, they lower the county aver- was chosen and multiplied by the age by having a $0 value attached to number of head, bushels, tons or hun- them. dred weights produced and verified 2019 payments are set to go out in after harvest. It was weighted heav- three portions with 50% of the rate ily towards soybeans, with soybeans being paid out in the first payment. getting $1.65 per bushel. However, counties receiving less than According to a report by Farm Fu- $30 per acre will receive at least $15 tures, Cass County received the most during the first round of payments. money of any county in the U.S. in 2018, having $34.4 million paid out, while Richland and Stutsman coun- ties were both in the top 10 in 2018. This year payments are in dollars per acre and not based on the current year's crop production. Additionally, the rates have changed, and other crops are included that were not pre- viously. The USDA performs four calcula- Please support your local merchants! tion steps to determine the payment rate. The steps include looking at the typical number of acres in a county of the 2019 specified crops, the yield Assistance avail, ble for blackbird damage to crops BISMARCK - Agriculture Com- Wildlife Services provides federal missioner Doug Goehring is remind- leadership and expertise to resolve ing farmers that assistance is wildlife conflicts that threaten public available for blackbird damage to :,health and safety; and agriculture, crops through the U.S. Department ,property and natural resources. of Agriculture's (USDA) Wildlife Wildlife Services provides services Services program, to residents of North Dakota through "Blackbirds cause millions ofdol- a Cooperative Service Agreement lars in losses annually to sunflower with the North Dakota Department and grain crops in North Dakota," of Agriculture, North Dakota Game Goehring said. "Wildlife Services ~and Fish, and the State Water Com- provides integrated blackbird dam- mission. age management by loaning non- : Goehring said those needing lethal management equipment to blackbird management may find the farmers and assisting with blackbird contact for their county at dispersal from sunflower fields and www.nd.gov/ndda/wildlife-services roost sites." or by calling (701) 355-3300. Put Your Money Where Your house Is~ local independent ~ ~',"rstrel~gthen our businesses are I~ community your best value and our economy SERV! NG SOUTHWESTERN ',' NORTH DAKOTA AND,SOUTHEAsTERN - ' MONTANA STEVENSON 701-483-7900 866-483-7900 W3NW. STEVE N SONFUNERALHOME.COM Golden Valley News P.O. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621 (U.S.P.S. 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, P.O. 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: 701-872-3755 Fax: 701-872-3756 Email: gt)idenandbillings@gmail.com Subscriptions: 1 year: $36 Golden Valley County 1 year: $40 elsewhere in North Dakota 1 ~year: $44 out-of-state and snowbirds 9 months: $27 In-state college rate The Golden Valley NeWS is a proud member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. All content is co ABBREVIATED NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES relahng to ND Oil, Gas. UIC, and Re, fairy Admini!~rah,ve Rules North Dakota Oil and Gas Division Oil and Gas Division 8 am Mon Oct. 7, 2019 1000 E Calgary Ave Bismarck, ND Dickinson Field Office 1 pm Mon, Oct. 7, 2019 926 E Industrial Drive Dickms a, NO Clarion Hob l and Suites 8.'00 am Tue. OcL 8, 2019 1505 151111 Ave W Williston ND Mimot Field Office 1:30 pm Tee Oct. 8, 2919 7 Third St SE, Suite 107 Minot, ND :.:~pe~.-," l'~. ~'~z~=.~. ~ ~.le~ rrt~ ~. ,'X:,I~ red ~P" ~ ,'~" (S'~'J ~d, !! ',~J 2at lr~ atIerd the Changing II Program sessions ,' are forsixth graders and will be held for parents and their sixth-grade children. Dates for these sessions will be: in South Heart, Tuesday, , Center ; (Continued on Page 4) '", Van or Bus Service Billings County Golden Valley County Distance of 160 Miles ~AL~TOl -.872r3836 :~ ~ur~board meets at 9:30 a.m " first Tuesday of each month at 22 S. Central Ave Beach. The publ!c is invited! ABBREVIATED NOTICE OF INTENT TO ENACT AND AMEND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES rela'~ng to the P r~bce of Phy~c~an~ As~s~n.~ Spec~at bcense Re~/a~rement~, Interslate. 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