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December 6, 2018 Golden Valley News Page 3 Hat Tips By Dean Meyer Hello, I'm too young to remember the good old days. I guess they were in the early 1900's. When you didn't eating a bait of grain while I am jump starting a loader tractor and worrying about the fuel gelling up. Even yesterday, I had a touch of nostalgia. I wasn't that cold. I was in a heated cab on a four-wheel drive tractor. But it was the weekend. So Shirley was here for chores. After having her knee replaced, she got one of those bracelets that tell how much exercise you have had each day. I don't need one. I can tell by night- time if I have had enough exercise. It's called being tired. But since Shirley had this bracelet on, I thought she should get a little exercise. So she wrapped up and came out to open gates and cut the twine off bales as I fed. And I could throw the axe out to her and point at a water tank that needed the ice chopped off it. She could feed the cats when I threw a can out of the cab have snowplows and four wheel drive tractors. You didn't have snow blowers and insulated underwear. You didn't have front-end loaders and sanded highways to drive on. If you wanted to get to your neighbors on a morning when it is - 27, you harnessed a team up, threw a scoop shovel on the sled in case the team played out in a drift, wrapped a towel around your face and headed out. Those were the good old days! I am old enough to remember feeding cattle with a team. And there still are a few cowboys that do it. And dang, I have a lot of respect for them! They might have frozen cheeks and stiff joints, but they probably don't have a note at the bank. They might have stiff fingers with a touch of arthritis in them, but they can throw a cold, stiff harness on the team that's Golden Valley g a County Commission and pointed to the tack room where my two mousers sleep on a heated pad. They lie in wait for a mouse that may or may not come along. There hasn't been a mouse in there for years. But there is dry cat food, a can of moist food in the morning, and a heated pad. It's a cat's life. People talk about the good old days. They yearn for yesterday. And some people talk about how pretty winter days can be. They talk of how the prairies can look like an ocean! With waves! And how the sundogs can look so beautiful as they accom- pany the frozen sun on the eastern horizon! Poppycock. What looks beautiful to me is a woman with insulated boots, carhart coveralls, a facemask, a rabbit lined cap, and mittens on opening the gate and chopping ice. I mean it even beats the Victoria's Secret catalog, or the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edi- tion ! Later, Dean ndum on beef ch ckoff needed To the editor: Women Involved in Farm Eco- nomics (WIFE) is supporting amend- ing the Beef Research and Promotion Act, which legislated the beef checkoff, to allow only promo- tion of beef that is born and raised exclusively in the United States and to allow additional contractors. Pol- icy was changed during the 42nd WIFE Convention held in Santa Fe, N.M in November. The U.S. has already imported 1.3 million head of cattle in 2018. This s up 4.2 percent from 2017. Promot- ing only domestic born and raised beef would drop the Beef Checkoff budget by about $1.3 million because imported beef would no longer be paying the checkoff. WIFE proposes filling this void by opening services from additional contractors and thus creating more competition in the use of checkoff funds. Changing the Beef Research and Promotion Act would require a vote of producers and WIFE is calling for a referendum to allow additional contractors. National WIFE President Diane McDonald of Inkster, North Dakota, explained, "Advertising only domes- tic beef would increase the impor- tance of knowing which meat was domestically produced and which meat was imported. Why should we advertise the safety, nutritional qual- ity and high health standards in our domestic herds if no one can tell the difference at the meat counter?" With that in mind, WIFE is supporting the identification of all meat as to coun- try of origin. McDonald stated, "The USDA in- spected label is not sufficient to iden- tify U.S. beef. Any beef that is in- spected by the USDA gets this label - even imported beef." Currently when a hanging carcass crosses our border with an identify- ing mark as to the country of origin, the minimum that needs to happen to get the USDA sticker is for that car- cass to be cut up into smaller parts and inspected. WIFE feels those paying the checkoff should promote the product they raised - not what is imported. For more information contact Diane McDonald at (701) 248-3654. WIFE is a grassroots organization for women in agriculture focusing on promoting legislation and policies that increase profitability for family farmers and ranchers. Marlene Kouba N.D. WIFE publicity chairman Regent to download the Restoring Degraded Grasslands book chapter and go to to download the following reports: * Biologically Effective Manage- ment of Grazinglands * Biogeochemical Processes of Prairie Ecosystems * Evaluation and Development of Forage Management Strategies for Grazing (Continued from Page 2) Range Cows * Methods for Development of Biologically Effective Management Strategies * Increasing Value Captured from the Land Natural Resources The workshop is free to attend, although lodging, transportation and meals are the participants' responsi- bility. Coffee and bottled water will be provided. To register for the workshop, email Manske at or call (701) 456-1118 or (701) 456-1120. Provide your name, mailing address and telephone number. If. more than one person will attend from your ranch, provide the name of each per- son. nu Regional agronomy research re- sults, dealing with saline and sodic soils and the latest research on re- generative cropping systems will be featured topics at the 35th an- nual Western Dakota Crops Day, hosted by the North Dakota State University Hettinger Research Ex- tension Center (REC). The event will be held at the Hettinger Armory on Dec. 20. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts, and presentations starting at 10 a.m. Participants will be able to view exhibits and visit with vendors throughout the day. Topics will include updates on new crop varieties, new herbicides, crop production and current agron- omy issues in the West River re- gion. "This year's crops day will pro- vide excellent information on soil health and the latest in cropping systems research, along with the traditional variety performance and ongoing regional agronomy re- search," says John Rickertsen, Hettinger REC research agron- omist. Chris Augustin, NDSU Exten- sion Soil Health specialist at the North Central REC in Minot, will give a presentation on soil issues facing western Dakota producers. Saline and sodic soils are common problems and often have similar symptoms, but are not the same thing and require different man- agement strategies to correct. Au- gustin also will discuss decreasing soil pH mainly caused by near-sur- face application of ammonium- based fertilizers on soils which have a relatively low cation ex- change capacity. Dwayne Beck serves as man- ager of Dakota Lakes Research Farm east of Pierre, S.D where he has done cropping systems re- search using low disturbance no- till and diverse rotations since 1989. Deck's research explores the important role of diverse crop ro- tations in minimizing weed, dis- ease and insect problems while increasing potential profitability. He will discuss his current re- search including no-till, diverse crop rotations, cover crops, inter- cropping and grazing livestock as a holistic management approach to regenerative agriculture. Results from agronomy re- search in the western Dakotas will be presented by Rickertsen; Caleb Dalley NDSU Hettinger REC North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition Winter Conference weed scientist; Ryan Buetow, NDSU Dickinson REC area Exten- sion cropping systems specialist; Chris Graham, South Dakota State University West River Ag Center Extension agron- omist, Rapid City; and Patrick Wagner, SDSU Extension ento- mology field specialist, Rapid City. The show will also include commercial exhibits by several seed, chemical and agricultural service companies displaying their newest products and innovations. The event is free of charge and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact the Hettinger REC at (701) 567-4323. Wednesday, Jan. 16 / o A 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Ramada Hotel, Bismarck | Regeneratiq Land, Uvestock & People 1 with Dr. Peter Balt~,S~eve ~ D~ml~ aml ~ i. 2018 Leopold Award ~nersJeremy and .Sarah REGISTER BY JAN. 8 S50 per person/S30 for members, SOJOIN TODAY REGISTER at or 701-355-4458 Sponsored in part by North Dakota NaturaI Resources Trust and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS November 8, 2018 9:00 A.M. Chairman Troy Tescher called the meeting to order. Commissioners Harley Steffen and Donald Maus, States Attorney Christina Wenko, Adam Smith and Gene Hamilton were pres- ent. Commissioner Steffen made a mo- tion to accept the agenda as is and Commissioner Tescher seconded. Mo- tion carried. Commissioner Maus made a motion to approve the October regular and special meeting minutes and Commis- sioner Steffen seconded. Motion car- ried. Commissioner Maus made a motion to approve the prepaid and current vouchers for payment and Commis- sioner Steffen seconded. Motion car- ried. Current business brought before the Board: Commissioner Steffen made a mo- tion to sign the GIS Workshop sub- scription renewal and Commissioner Tescher seconded. Motion carried. Commissioner Steffen made a mo- tion to sign the Dentention Service Agreement for another 30 months and Commissioner Maus seconded. Motion carried. An application for abatement or re- fund of taxes was reviewed. Commis- sioner Tescher made a motion to reject an abatement for Sydney Hegge in- volving the property ALL SEC 9-138- 103. The application had been filled out and signed as the current total true and full value of $129,100. Hegge's applica- tion did not specify the amount of the re- duction she was requesting as required by statute rather it was stated at the hearing she was requesting "something lower." In addition, Hegge identified the reason for the abatement based on ac- cessibility. The information presented to the Board did not support a finding of lack of access. Commissioner Steffen seconded the motion. Motion carried. Commissioner Tescher made a motion to sign the Maintenance Certifi- cation County Federal Aid Project and Commissioner Maus seconded. Motion carried. Discussion was held on snow re- moval for the upcoming winter season. It was agreed the County will advertise for bids on the snow removal. States Attorney Christina Wenko gave the Board an update. Discussion was held on various road topics. Sheriff Scott Steele met with the Board to give them an update on the progress of the interview room remodel in the Sheriff's department. Adam Smith met with the Board to discuss some issues that he has in re- gards to a building permit for the Nl/2 Sec 4-139-105 parcel #02037500 with an address of 1654 36th St SW. After discussion the Board agreed that Smith will not be required to get a permit. It was agreed that States Attorney Christina Wenko and Tax Director Henry Gerving will get together to go through the verbage on the require- ments of building permits for agricultural structures to avoid future confusion on what is required. Gerving will present the changes to the Zoning Board at the November meeting. Road Foreman Pete Wirtzfeld and Andrew Krebs with KLJ met with the Board. Krebs presented the Board with the compliance certification to be signed on the Beaver Creek Bridge. The Board agreed to sign the Western Dakota Energy Association Local Gov- ernment LoadPass Permits agreement. Mowing of the County's shoulders are about complete. Wirtzfeld brought the Board up to speed on the Square Butte Road project. Discussion was held on the Five Point and Rocky Butte Bridge projects. Slope County requested ad- ditional gravel from the Finneman Pit to finish the John Brown Road project. The Board agreed to sell them up to 1500 yards of gravel to finish the proj- ect. Discussion was held on the Bon- nie View Road. Wirtzfeld and the Board agreed that it needs spot graveling or graveling in its entirety. Commissioner Steffen made a mo- tion to adjourn and Commissioner Maus seconded. Motion carried. Chairman Tescher declared the meeting ad- journed at 12:00 pm. The following vouchers were audited and approved for the month of Novem- ber: Direct Depos Golden Valley County Employees Payroll 64038.92 -99901 North Dakota State Treasurer 1154.20 -99900 JPMorgan Chase Bank NA 622.25 Golden Valley Outfitters~Park Cafe will have a Christmas sale on Saturday, December 15, with extended hours: 8:30 am - 3 pm Free cinnamon rolls and coffee/ O 10% off Stormy Kromer 15% off shoes and jeans 20% off Bailey and M&F hats 25% off Men's Wrangler shirts 30% offWyoming Traders coats 77457 ND Association of Counties 196.57 77458 City of BeaCh 412,22 77459 MDU 2166.54 77460 Midstate Communications, Inc. 1160.51 77461-77464 Weed Control Disbursements 137.94 77465-77484 Social Services Disbursements 5109.01 77485 Golden Valley Co States Attorney 1358.33 77486 SW Multi-Co Correction Center 6617.50 77487 Dakota Dust-Tex, Inc 127.50 77488 ND State Radio Communications 1728.85 77489 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc. 20377.07 77490 Information Technology Dept 1165.90 77491 Harvey Peterson 240.00 77492 ND Secretary of State 1005.98 77493 Prairie Lumber Beach 199.69 77494 TrueNorth Steel 26157.40 77495 Beach Food Center 11.23 77496 Farmers Union Oil 24216.70 77497 DMC Wear Parts LLC 1270.50 77498 Praxair Distribution, Inc. 3.97 77499 Golva Repair 50.00 77500 Ramkota Hotel & Conference Ctr 200.00 77501 Election Systems & Software, LLC 538.87 77502 Mainstay Suites 84.60 77503 Department of Transportation 3758.48 77504 Tamra Sperry 182.24 77505 Henry Gerving 803.51 77506 Rachel Keohane 84.28 77507 Gregory lan Runge 561.20 77508 Golden Valley News 656.81 77509 Colonial Research 223.03 77510 Radisson Hotel Bismarck 183.30 77511 3D Specialties Inc. 104.22 77512 North Dak Newspaper Association 247.76 77513 Onsolve, LLC 2500.00 77514 John Deere Financial 675.47 77515 Deere & Company 92.10 77516 BOSS Inc 129.56 77517 1-29 Trailer Sales 44.00 77518 VOID 77519 U.S. Postal Service 62.07 77520 Rohan Hardware 53.55 77521 Northwest "13re Inc 498.76 77522 Productivity Plus Account 3101.73 77523 DS Solutions 175.00 77524 Pitney Bowes Global Financial Svcs 453.48 77525 ND Association of Counties 1335.00 77526 Noll Construction, LLC4175.00 75527 Harvey Petereon 120.00 77528 Steve Raisler 120.00 77529 Thomas J. Togni 40.00 77530 Pump Systems, LLC 41.41 77531 SeaChange Print Innovations 175.00 77532 Westlie Motor Company 3063.88 77533 Beach Co-Operative Grain Co 1156.45 77534 Barthel Custom Farming 2880.00 77535 Jacqueline Dietz 263.75 77536 Angelina Marman 125.75 77537 Renae Smith 253.25 77538 Tracey Streitz 245.75 77539 Raynette Szudera 253.25 77540 EverSpring Inn & Suites- Bismarck 84.60 77541 Troy Tescher 511.21 77542 Reservation Telephone Coop 40.00 77543-77570 Collections Submitted 56136.25 77571-77575 Library Disbursements 3795.18 77576 Golden Valley County Treasurer 4000.00 77577-77591 Golden Valley County Employees 21014.85 77592-77597 Payroll Liability Disbursements 38566.58 77598-77603 Cafeteria Plan Disbursements 954.61 77604 Ashley Ueckert 467.54 77605 Cenex Fleet Fueling 847.09 77606 Verizon Wireless 250.90 77607 Darin Maus 14.17 77608 Paul Schmitz 16.35 77609 Troy Tescher 72.25 77610-77611 Payroll Liability Disbursements 22260.06 77612 Cafeteria Plan Disbursements 38.75 77613 Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND 1086.40 ATTEST: Tamra Sperry, County Auditor , Chairman, County Commissioners BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS NOVEMBER 20, 2018 1:00 P.M. Chairman Troy Tescher called the meeting to order. Commissioners Don Maus and Harley Steffen along with Henry Gerving, Gene Hamilton and States Attorney, Christina Wenko were present for the annual sale of real es- tate forfeited to Golden Valley County for delinquent taxes. The County advised that it was not warranting title to any of these proper- ties and the buyer was put on notice they were purchasing the property under that premise. There was no one present interested in bidding. There was one property delinquent. Lots 1-2 of Block 10 Hunter's 5th to the City of Beach. Discussion was held on the specials that are assessed to the property in the amount of $46,952.61. The property of Lots 1-2 of Block 10 Hunter's 5th to the City of Beach did not have a bid. The property will still be available for purchase with the mini- mum bid set at $500. Any bids can be submitted in writing to the County Audi- tor which will be presented to the Board for acceptance or not. One bid was received for snow re- moval. Tescher Fencing LLC sent a bid for $75/hour for removal done with skid- steer with bucket and sweeper and $30/hour for removal done on foot with shovel or snow blower. Commissioner Maus made a motion to award Tescher Fencing LLC the snow removal and Commissioner Steffen seconded. Roll call vote: Maus-yes, Steffen-yes, Tescher abstained from voting. Motion carried. Mark Hardy joined the meeting. Commissioner Tescher made a mo- tion to reopen the bidding for the prop- erty to be sold for delinquent taxes, and Commissioner Steffen seconded. Mo- tion carried. Discussion with held with Mark Hardy on the details of the prop- erty up for sale. After reviewing the specials on the property Hardy decided that he was not interested in the prop- erty and there was no additional bid- ders. Commissioner Tescher made a motion to close the bidding and Com- missioner Maus seconded. Motion car- ried. Further discussion was held on the property and specials regarding NDCC Section 57-28-17, which allows any property not sold at the November meeting may be sold by private sale free of a lien if the governing body of the city in which the property is located finds that the sum of the minimum sale price and the unpaid special assess- ment exceeds the market value of the property. If the governing body of the city makes this finding, it may cancel all or part of the special assessment lien against the property to reduce the lien to an amount which, when added to the minimum sale price, will be equal to the market value of the property. Commissioner Steffen made a mo- tion that the County would propose waiving $8000 in specials and that States Attorney Christina Wenko will work with County Auditor Tamra Sperry to compose a letter to the City of Beach proposing to match the $8000 for a total of $16,000 in reductions on the specials and Commissioner Maus seconded. Motion carried. Commissioner Maus made a motion to adjourn and Commissioner Steffen seconded. Motion carried. Chairman Tescher declared the meeting ad- journed at 1:48 P.M. A'n-EST: Tamra Sperry, County Auditor , Chairman, County Commissioners (December 13) Van or Bus Service Billings County Golden Valley County Distance of 160 Miles CALL: 701-872-3836 our board meets at 9:30 a.m first Tuesday of each month at 22 S. Central Ave Beach. The public is invited! Coming Soon POSsibl winting of "Echoing Trails, Billings County History, Vol. 1 B Reserv6 your copy now Send che s ,payable toi illings Co. Historical Society c/o Connie Hartman P,O, Box 364 Medora, ND 58645 $10 tax and shipping)