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Page 4 Golden Valley News November 5, 2015 III Notice to Creditors Probate No. 17-2015-PR-00033 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Donna Faye Baertsch, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above Erin and Thomas. Foster parents bring H. and N. to Family Connections and a Family Connections staff member meets them. Sending and receiving mail between H. and N. and Erin and Thomas Reasonable efforts which have been employed to place siblings together, in the same foster care, relative, guardian- ship, or adoptive placement are as fol- lows: N. and H. have been placed in the same foster family. Reasonable efforts which have been employed to maintain family connec- tions for those siblings, who are not jointly placed, unless it is co0trary to the safety or well-being of any of the sib- lings, include: N. and H. have regular phone calls and visits with their half siblings, T. and g.. The goals of the prior order have not Lots 11 & 12, Block 8 $230.00 307 E. Front St. Original of Sentinel Butte Dated this 28th day of 2015. Tamra Sperry County Auditor (November 5) Town site October, Notice to Creditors MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM Office Address: 38 Second Ave E Dickinson ND 58601 Probate No. Telephone Number: (701) 227-1841 By: David C. Piper, Attorney #06723 Email: Attorneys for Personal Representa- tive Probate No. 17-2015-PR-00030 estate. All persons having claims against the said decedent are required to present their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first publi- cation of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Dee Ann Baertsch, Per- sonal Representative of the Estate, at P.O. Box 8, Medora, North Dakota, 58654, or filed with the Court. Dated this 26th day of October, 2015. /s/Dee Ann Baertsch Dee Ann Baertsch, Personal Repre- sentative ALLEN LAW OFFICE, PLLC Gene W. Allen, ND #06887 97 East Main Street PO Box 188 Beach, North Dakota 58621-0188 Phone: 701-872-4400 Attorney for Personal Representa- tive. (October 29, November 5 and 12) Notice to Creditors yet been accomplished, in that the child remains deprived as that term is defined IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF in the Uniform Juvenile Court Act GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, STATE (N.D.C.C. 27-20) because: OF NORTH DAKOTA Respondent father has been unable to locate. The proceedings have been published in Golden Valley County's newspaper. Respondent Mother, Erin, has failed or refused to complete all the services required by Golden Valley County Social Services. She also has not completed the Parenting education requirement. Additionally, Respondent Mother, Erin currently lives in a one bedroom apartment with her husband Thomas and is not suitable housing to place these two minor children, along with Erin and Thomas' other two chil- dren T. and B. all back in this apartment. Erin needs to file suitable housing to ac- commodate a family of six. Reasonable efforts to finalize the permanency plan, explained here: Ongoing Wraparound Case Man- agement services; Home visit; Psychi- atric and residential treatment placement; Individual and family ther- apy; and PATH Foster Home referral. That the current plan for the minor children is continued placement with foster family and to work on reunifica- tion with mother. Compelling reasons exist not to ter- minate parental rights because of the family connections and the age of N. and H_ The Indian Child Welfare Act apply. Golden Valley nate parental rights because of the age Probate No. 17-2015-PR-00032 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Beat- rice V. Martian, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above estate. All persons having claims County Social Services requests that a against the said decedent are required Permanency Hearing be held on the to present their claims within three (3) basis of the previously-stated depriva- months after the date of the first publi- tion adjudication and that the minor chil- cation of this notice or said claims will dren's current court order placing them be forever barred. Claims must either in the care, custody, and control of be presented to Duane R. Martian, Per- Golden Valley County Social Services sonal Representative of the Estate, at be extended for another twelve (12) P.O. Box 374, Beach, North Dakota, months from November 7, 2015 to No- 58621-0374, or filed with the Court. vember 6, 2016. Dated this 23th day of October, THE PETITIONER REQUESTS 2015. THE FOLLOWING RELIEF: /s/Duane R. Martian The Court should first order that this Duane R. Martian, Personal Repre- Petition be filed, and a Notice of Hear- sentative ing should then be issued to the Re- ALLEN LAW OFFICE, PLLC spondents, which hearing the Court Gene W. Allen, ND #06887 ' shall promptly schedule. The Petitioner 97 East Main Street requests that the Court make the fol- PO Box 188 lowing findings and order: Beach, North Dakota 58621-0188 That reasonable efforts to return the Phone: 701-872-4400 child home were made; That it would Attorney for Personal Representa- be contrary to the welfare of the child to tive return to her home at this time; That (October 29, November 5 and 12) compelling reasons exist not to termi- Hear .................... of the children; That the requested ex- tension is necessary to aCcompliSh the In the Matter of the Estate of Howard Ridenhower, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publi- cation of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Linda Ridenhower, Per- sonal Representative of the Estate, or filed with the Court. purposes of the order extended; That the children attend school or alternative education, abide by rules of the school, and complete courses of instruction; That the children and parents cooper- ate with family/individual counseling, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF evaluations or other programs designed GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, STATE to treat and/or rehabilitate the children OF NORTH DAKOTA as recommended by their custodian; IN THE INTEREST OF N. A., A That the children submit to psychologi- CHILD, DOB: 01-14-06 Case No: 17- cal/psychiatric evaluation upon request 2014-JV-00004 IN THE INTERST OF and follow recommendations for treat- H. A., A CHILD, DOB: 12-5-2004 Case merit; That the children not consume, No: 17-2014-JV-00005 possess or purchase alcohol, drugs or State of North Dakota, tobacco; That the children and their Petitioner, parents sign releases of information to -vs- access school, medical, or treatment N A., minor child, H.A., Minor child records of the children; That the chil- Erin Sheppard, Mother, Scott Adam, dren's parents report to Child Support Father Enforcement Unit within 20 days of Respondents. placement of the children to determine TO THE JUVENILE COURT: their ability to contribute to foster care Comes now Elizabeth A. Ebert, costs; That the appropriate county Golden Valley County State's Attorney, Sheriff's Department, or their designee, on behalf of the State of North Dakota, will provide transportation for this chil- Petitioner, and the children's legal cus- dren as requested by the legal custo- todian Golden Valley County Social dian; That the Indian Child Welfare Act Services ("GVCSS"), and hereby peti- does not apply to the minor children; tions for amendment and extension of That the minor children continue to be the present custody order which expires placed under the care, custody, and on November 5, 2015 for an additional control of Golden Valley County Social period of twelve months. This matter is Services for placement in a suitable fos- supported by the authority of the Court ter care setting. Golden Valley County to modify and extend the orders of the Social Services will be the financially re- Juvenile Court pursuant to N.D.C.C. sponsible county. Said extended order 27-20-36 and 27-20-37, in the best in- shall terminate on November 6, 2016, terests of the Respondent child, and in unless further Order of the Court extend order to achieve the objectives of the said order for anotheroperiod of time. court's original order. 3. The Petitioner represents to The affidavit of Lindsay Franks, the Court that the allegations set forth LSW, is incorporated herein by refer- in this Petition are true to the best of the ence in support of the Petition. Petitioner's knowledge, information, The minor children N. A. and H.A. and belief. were born on January 14, 2006 and De- Dated this 26th day of October, cember 5, 2004, respectfully. These 2015. minor children currently reside in foster Elizabeth A. Ebert, ND Bar ID care at Sara Bullis and JasOn Bultis' #07326 residence in Bowman, North Dakota. Golden Valley County State's Attar- Pursuant to Orders dated March 31, 2015, the minor children haves been in ney the care, custody and control of Golden (November 5) Valley County Social Services. The names and residential addresses of the parents, guardian, or custodian of said Notice child, are as follows: Mother: Erin Sheppard, 373 2nd NOTICE OF ANNUAL SALE Ave. N Beach ND 58621 Father: Un- OF REAL ESTATE FORFEITED known Temporary Guardian: Golden TO GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY Valley County Social Services, 67 1st FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Ave. SE Beach ND 58621 N. A. and H. A. are children, pur- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that suant to the Order March 31,2015 has the following real estate has been for- been adjudicated a deprived children as feited to the County of Golden Valley, that term is defined in North Dakota's State of North Dakota, for delinquent Juvenile Court Act (N.D.C.C. 27-20). taxes; that said County has taken tax Lindsay Franks, LSW, has executed an deed to such property and will offer it for affidavit which is attached and incorpo- sale at public auction at the Office 0f the rated into this Request. Reasonable ef- County Auditor in the Golden Valley forts which have been employed to County Courthouse on Tuesday, No- reunify the child with his parents and to vember 17, 2015, beginning at 9:00 cure the deprived behavior are as fol- A.M., MST. lows: This parcel of real estate is to be Drug/Alcohol evaluations were sold to the highest qualified bidder scheduled Parental capacities were thereof, but not for a sum less that the scheduled and completed Parenting minimum sale price. This sale will con- classes have been offered. Erin partici- tinue from day to day until complete. pated in a parenting class Scheduled REAL PROPERTY, FIXTURES, phone calls between H. and N. and Erin AND STRUCTURES ARE WITHOUT and Thomas Sheppard, N.'s and H?s WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION. step father who lives with their mother CITY OF SENTINEL BUTTE Erin. Scheduled visitations at Family DESCRIPTION Connections between H. and N. and MINIMUM SALE PRICE N~D.C.C.27-20-37PETITION FOR AMENDED AND EXTENDED CUS- TODYORDERANDPERMANENCY HEARING Dated this 16th day of October, 2015. /s/Linda Ridenhower, Personal Rep- resentative PO Box 638 Beach, ND 58621 By: David C. Piper, Attorney #06723 Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm 38 Second Ave East Dickinson, ND 58601 Attorneys for Personal Representa- tive (November 5, 12 and 19) Billings County School District BILLINGS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 Minutes of Regular Meeting September 8, 2015 The regular meeting of the Billings County School Board was called to order at 5:00 p.m. MT, Tuesday, Sep- tember 8, 2015, at the DeMores School in Medora. Present were members Lynn Arthaud, Joey Kesset, Stacey Kessel, Mike Klatt, and Julie Reis. Also voting. All in favor. M/S Joey Kesse!/Klatt to award the propane bid for the 2015-16 school year to Creative Energy at the bid price and provisions, Arthaud, Joey Kessel, Klatt, and Reis voted in favor. Kerry Bittner, Technology Coordina- tor, submitted a request to the board to go from a full time hourly wage to a part- time 230 day contract at a salary of $53,560 with leave benefits to remain the same number of days as with his current full time position. M/S Arthaud/Stacey Kessel to deny the re- quest. All in favor. Bittner also requested to be paid round trip mileage to and from Medora for days he is working at both schools beyond the two days he is normally as- signed to Prairie. M/S Stacey Kessel/Reis to table a decision. All in favor. It was the consensus of the board that any action taken will need to be considered for all District staff. Arthaud requested that Bittner, along with all other staff having Iogins and passwords assigned to them for school systems such as technology, se- curity systems, phone systems, fire alarm systems, iStation, Accelerated Reader programs, etc., provide this list to the Business Manager for safe keep- ing in the event it is needed and the per- son in possession of it is not available. Arthaud asked that as passwords are changed, the list is updated immedi- ately and provided to the Business Manager. Assistant Principal Boswell reported to the board that the teacher's aide po- sition at Prairie has not yet been filled but another applicant has come for- ward. Lori Kollar is willing to substitute as a kitchen helper. M/S Reis/Klatt to employ Koller as substitute kitchen help each school day until the teacher's aide position is filled. All in favor. Principal Peplinski reported on up- coming events in the District. She also reported that she and Boswell are work- ing with the 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade teachers at each building to help form a Student Council at each school. This group will then be responsible for plan- ning activities for special events such as Red Ribbon Week, etc. Peplinski and Boswell will be attending the Southwest Principal's meeting the end of October. The Principals also revisited how the school newsletter would be issued. The board members reiterated their interest in seeing it be a District-wide newslet- ter. The Principals will determine who will be best suited to do the newsletter. Board members noted that the school website was outdated in some sections. They asked that the technology coor- dinator be given the responsibility to The agenda for the NDSBA annual convention was provided to the board. Prior to October 1, board members will let Simnioniw know if they can attend. M/S Arthaud/Stacey Kessel to appoint Joey Kessel and Arthaud as voting del- egates with Stacey Kessel serving as an alternate. All in favor. Simnioniw provided information to the board on the cost of providing school-owned phones to staff. The board has been reimbursing some staff for the use of personal phones for work- related use. The board felt it was pru- dent that the Principals have school-owned phones and not use their pe[sonat phones for work-related com- munications. Peplinski already has a school-owned phone assigned to .her. Boswell Stated that she would be fine to have only a basic phone to use for work. M/S Joey Kessel/Reis to approve issuing a basic phone and 1 gb data plan to Assistant Principal Boswell. All in favor. Tom Hutzenbiler in Mainte- nance and Kerry Bittner, Tech Coordi- nator, are reimbursed at $45 per month for their personal phone to compensate for work usage. The board will see how the current situation with the Principals works before issuing work phones to the other two staff members. Principal Peplinski read a letter sub- mitted by Erika Honeyman requesting additional compensation of $150 per week to provide technology instruction at DeMores. M/S Joey Kessel/Reis to deny the request. All in favor. The board asked the Principals to work with staff to find solutions to how technology instruction will be provided. The Student Publications & Free- dom of Expression policy (FGDD) was reviewed. M/S Stacey Kessel/Klatt to approve the second reading Of the re- vised policy. All in favor. The Student Use of Electronic De- vices policy (FFI) was reviewed. M/S Joey Kessel/Stacey Kessel to approve the second reading of the revised pol- icy. All in favor. The Teacher Grievance Procedure policy (DGA) was reviewed. M/S Klatt/Reis to approve the second read- ing of the revised policy. All in favor. Arthaud asked the board to review drafts of two letters--one to school pa- trons and one to staff. The letters pro- vide guidance on procedures to follow if there are complaints or grievances. It was the consensus of the board to send out the letters along with the policies that support the procedures. Stacey Kessel reported on the pro- grams and services being provided by RESP. Peplinski also provided infor- mation on the Partner Success Man- ager or Personal Edivate Coach Oil activity report By News/Pioneer Staff The N.D. Department of Mineral Resources had nothing to report for new activity or changes in oil and gas wells in Golden Valley, Billings, Stark and Slope counties for the week of Oct. 25: Baker Hughes reported there were 63 rotary rigs drilling in North Dakota as of Oct. 30. Heart River Writers' Circle welcomes travel writer DICKINSON - The Heart River Writers' Circle (HWRC) is looking forward to welcoming travel writer, editor and professor W. Scott Olsen, of Moorhead, Minn., to the Dickin- son State University campus for a reading and discussion Nov. 12 and 13. Olsen, an English professor at Concordia College, recently finished his I lth book, titled A Moment with Strangers, a collection of travel es- says and photographs that will be published later this year by the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies Press. He will give a public reading from his new book Thursday evening in Beck Auditorium at 7 p.m. and will also partake in a panel discussion fo- cused on travel Friday afternoon in the Stoxen Library at 12 p.m. This discussion is part of a Global Table event sponsored by the Multicultural Committee at DSU. These events are free and open to the public and an audience of aH ages is encouraged to attend. "Heart River Writers' Circle is pleased to present Scott Olsen to the Dickinson com- munity," said Dr. Peter Grimes, di- rector of the HRWC. "His vast experience as a nonfiction writer, as well as an editor of an international literary magazine, Ascent, will give the DSU community and Dickinson make sure all information on the web- services provided by RESP. public a special opportunityto learn site is current. Simnioniw passed around a thank Peplinski presented the board with. you letter .received ,from Danyka, how a professional writer turns the present for all or part of the meeting the state accreditation annual compli- were Principal Shae Peplinski, Assistant ance reports. M/S Joey Kessel/Stacey Principal Danielle Boswell, Business Kessel to approve the annual compli- Manager Tammy Simnioniw, and Kerry ance report for DeMores School. All in Bittner. favor. MIS Reis/Klatt to approve the an- M/S Stacey Kesset/Reisto approve nuat compliance report for Prairie the consent agenda, which included the School. All in favor. M/S Klatt/Joey Minutes from the August 11, August 14, Kessel to approve the district-wide an- and August 27 rneetingsi the attached nual compliance report. All in favor. check list and the addition of one Boswell informed the board that stu- agenda item. The motion carried unan- dent records are not readily available at imously. Prairie. All student records, including DD SEPTEMBER Prairie student records, are filed at De- PAYROLL $73;957:03 Mores School. Boswell requested that 17493-17505 SEPTEMBER copies of the Prairie student records be PAYROLL VENDORS $35,148:59 ! sent to Prairie where they will be kept in EFT SEPTEMBER : a locked cabinet. The board agreed PAYROLL TAXES $24;619.73 ' that this would be the best approach so EFTAFLAC $748.95 that the information is readily available 17506 APPLE INC $249.00 to the teachers and principal at Prairie 17507 ARMBRUST School. SANITATION $315.00 Boswell reported that there are sev- 17508 BELFIELD PLUMBING eral backpacks still on hand that were & HEATING $421.63 donated a couple of years ago to the 17509 BILLINGS CO. school district. She has been studying SCHOOL DIST. #1. $283.80 the emergency planning procedures 17510 BLUE CROSS and determined that an emergency kit BLUE SHIELD $1,199.57 should be in each classroom at each 17511 CITY OF MEDORA $692.52 school. This kit would be grabbed by 17512 DANIELLE BOSWELL$487.95 the classroom teacher and taken out of 17513 DENNIS O'BRIEN $9,978.40 the building during drills or emergency 17514 DOLLYWOOD situations. It would include a list of stu- FOUNDATION $38.36 dents and other items deemed neces- 17515 ERIKA HONEYMAN $14.88 sary for various emergency situations. 17516 GARY MEDUNA $4,614.40 There are enough backpacks for both 17517 GREAT schools for this purpose. She will re- PLAINS CLINIC $141.00 search what needs to be included and 17518 THE HORACE price out where to obtain the items at MANN COMPANIES $336.80 the lowest price. 17519 MARLAHUTZENBtLER$83.95 Business Manager Simnioniw re- 17520 KATHY MALKOWSKI$5,697.72 ported on the status of the Prairie 17521 KEMPS LLC (DBA School roof project. The project dead- CASS-CLAY CREAMERY) $146.51 line was extended to October 15 with 17522 KERRY BITTNER $45.00 liquidated damages assessed at $250 17523 KERRY BITTNER $471.15 per day for each day beyond the ex- 17524 KERRY BITTNER $320.45 tended deadline. 17525 KERRY BITTNER $216.70 17526 LAURAARMBRUST $39.10 17527 LAURA BARNAUD $106.76 17528 ELIZABETH ODERMANN 17529 LORI NOBLE $25.00 $85.10 17530 MARJORIE JENSEN $105.50 17531 MARLA.JB $156.20 17532 MIDSTATE TELEPHONE CO. $345.64 17533 ND COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERS $0.00 17534 ND SMALL ORGANIZED SCHOOLS $400.00 17535 OLSON'S SERVICES5,877.60 17536 PETER ODERMANN$4,626.84 17537 RUDY'S LOCK & KEY $90.00 17538 SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUBS INC $88.00 17539 SHAE PEPLINSKI $511.75 17540 SHAE PEPLINSKI $338.33 1754t SOUTH HEART SCHOOL DIST. $5,000.00 17542 SPARTAN STORES LLC$24.35 17543 SW WATER AUTHORITY $33.31 17544TOM HUTZENBILER $45.00 17545 TOTAL SAFETY $426.00 17546 WAL-MART COMMUNITY $94.36 17547 WEST PLAINS ENGINEERING INC $2,000.00 17548 WEST RIVER" STUDENT SERVICES $2,364.50 17549 ND LEAD CENTER $300.00 EFT JP MORGAN CHASES38,390.37 Propane bids for the 2015-16 school year were advertised. Creative Energy was the sole bidder with a bid of $0.95 per gallon with downward protection as follows. If the retail price of propane de- livered by Creative Energy falls below $0.95 per gallon on the retail price to or- dinary consumers, the lower price will be reflected at the time of delivery to the school district. If the price at the time of the next delivery has risen above the $0.95 per gallon, only $0.95 per gallon will be charged. Stacey Kessel re- quested to declare a conflict and refrain from voting. M/S Arthaud/Joey Kessel to allow Stacey Kesset to refrain from Please support your local merchants Matkowski regarding the National FCCLA Leadership meeting she at- tended with financial assistance from the BCSD. Simnioniw reported that the entire Community Center multi-purpose room is now available for use for phy ed for DeMores students. The City of Medora Council waived their fees but asked that that facility be added to the school dis- trict's general liability insurance policy for this use. M/S Reis/Joey Kessel to approve adding the Community Center multi-purpose room to the school's gen- eral liability policy and to issue a thank you to the city for their support. All in favor. M/S Joey Kessel/Klatt to adjourn. All were in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. Lynn Arthaud, President Tammy Simnioniw, Business Man- ager (November 5) common experience of" travel into pohshed e, says. A public notice is information infoming citizens of government activities that may affect the citizens' everday lives. Public notices have been printed in local newspapers, the trusted sources for community information, for more than 200 years. 5(~I Son - He Sells! cattle company ]3th Annual Production Sale Saturday, November 14, 2015 At the Ranch 12 miles N of Beach, ND on Hwy 16 29- IB Month Old Forage Developed Angus Bulls , reliable NOVEMBER Medora Community Center 4:00- 7:00pm < :, F !:i ,5, c 8:oopm , Auctont,mdropo oc ton IIl n orthewhoe .Delores School, fedora .Kid Games Big Sky Well Service, Belfield .Pie Auction Hutzenbiler Chiropractic, Dickinson .Bake Sale family/ ,, ; , , :. : ," : ,: : t