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January 12, 2010 The Press Page 3 THE NOR00 DAKOTA Foc00 Walsh County Health District SHORT SHOTS The North Dakota department of health, Division of Food and Lodging is responsible for protecting public health through licensing and inspection of: • 752 restaurants • 390 bars with limited restaurants • 432 lodging facilities • 502 mobile home parks and campgrounds • 64 bed and breakfast facilities • 573 retail food stores • 48 meat markets • 19 bakeries • 63 assisted living faoilities • 6 tattoo/body art facilities • 140 tanning facilities • 30 preschools and day care centers that prepare food • 95 schools and migrant food service sites The division provides educational courses in safe food handling, reviews plans for new establishments and helps investigate possible Foodborne illness out- breaks. The food and lodging division also serves as the US Food and Drug Administration's liaison in the state on issues related to manufactured food, misbranded food, and food recalls. In Walsh County the State Health Department's Food and Lodging division provides all of these services to the citizens. (Some of the larger health units do their own food and lodging inspections). If you have any concerns about safety or sanitation in any food or lodging facility feel free to report that con- cern to our office and we can forward you on to the ND Department of Food and Lodging. Yousaidit, Dakota00 NOTHING WORKS NEWSPAI00R 2514 S. Washington Medicaid Approved Grand Forks, ND 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE "Dedicated to Your Hearing*" • Advanced Digital Technology • Free Hearing Test & Eval. [ • 45 Day Digital Hearing Aid Trial SOYBEAN MEETING (Continued from Page 1) Greg Endres or Lionel Olson, NDSU area Extension specialists/cropping systems, will discuss intensive soybean management, no-till and strip- till versus conventional-till planting rates, planting dates, plant populations, seed sizes, different soybean production products on the market and weed management issues. NDSU Extension county agents Julie Hassebroek (Forman), Brad Brummond (Park River) and Randy Grueneich (Jamestown) will be the hosts and provide local crop updates. The programs and lunches are sponsored by the North Dakota Soybean Council, which oversees promotion, research and marketing pro- grams funded by soybean check-off dollars. The programs are free and open to the public. Preregistration is not neces- sary. Richard Wakefield* Gary Chwialkowski ND. MN Licensed Board Certified H.I.S.* For appt. 1-800-658-3442 29 years serving the area Grafton Family Clinic Grafton, ND Wednesday, Jan 20 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. First Care Health Center Park River, ND Tuesday, Jan 19 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 4-H CONGRESS (Continued from Page 1) "The best part of the trip was getting to meet people from all over the country and even from other countries," Novak says. "My favorite part of the trip was meeting new people, mak- ing new friends and service projects," Bruse says. "The trip was a blast, and I would rec- ommend it to all 4-H'ers if they have the opportunity to do so." Delegates explored a variety of Atlanta resources, including the Carter Presidential Library, Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Change, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta Zoo, CNN Center and Atlanta History Center. Keynote. speakers for the conference were Dan Thurman, a motivational speaker, author, entertainer and entrepreneur: Dan Clark, a nationally recognized speaker, songwriter, recording artist and primary contributing author to "Chicken Soup for the Soul," Barbara Chamberlin, an Extension Service instructional design and educational media specialist, assistant professor and project director of the Learning Games Lab at New Mexico State University; and Katie Stam, Miss America 2009. Stacey Heggen, an agent for the North Dakota State USDA PROGRAM (Continued from Page 1) SURE provides crop disaster assistance payments to eligible producers on farms that have incurred crop production or crop quali- ty losses. The program takes into considera- tion crop losses on all crops grown by a pro- ducer nationwide. SURE provides assistance in an amount equal to 60 percent of the differ- ence between the SURE farm guarantee and total farm revenue. The farm guarantee is based on the amount of crop insurance and Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage on the farm. Total farm revenue takes into account the actual value of production on the farm as well as insurance indemnities and PLAYGROUND PROJECT (Continued from Page 1) Tle fundraising hit a standstill .... foll6wmg tffe event that was held in the fall and until recently, the project funds held at $108,000. With the addition of the $50,000 North Dakota Parks and Recreation grant, the total amount of funds is currently at $158,000. Ham said that the committee will be meeting this week to start the bidding process and go over play systems and equipment costs with the vendor, but the idea is still to purchase two sys- tems for the different age groups. The initial plan was to pur- chase a more traditional slide. tunnel, and platform system for the younger group and an Evos system for the older group. The Evos system is described as an unconventional playsystem , JAN. A.M. TO 2:30 P.M. FY A00,UDI'i'ORIUM University Extension Service's Benson County office and the chaperone for the four North Dakota 4-H'ers, says that attending the conference gives North Dakota youth an oppor- tunity to gain life experience through travel and interaction with 4-H members frorh throughout the U.S. "Many of them discover a renewed energy for the 4-H program and the opportunities they have to make a difference within it," Heggen adds. "What an amazing reward for those who are able to attend a trip like this." The North Dakota 4-H Foundation sponsored the trip. NEW ARRIVAL University Extension Service .=arch and 2010 production. 00EAKERS INCLUDE: Extension Brummond ocal crop updates. Lillian Rose Lillian Rose Bennett was born Dec. 29, 2009 at First Care Health Center in Park River, N,D. She weighed 7 lb. 8 oz. and was 19.5 inches long Proud Parents: Darick Bennett & Juanita McKay of Walhalla, ND Grandparents: Vicki & Steve Bennett, Rose Buckholz, and Matt Brown all of Walhalla certain farm program payments. To be eligible for SURE/producers must have suffered at least a 10 percent production loss on a crop of economic significance. In addition, producers must meet the risk man- agement purchase requirement by either obtaining a policy or plan of insurance, under tile Federal Crop Insurance Act or NAP cov- erage, for all economically significant crops. For 2008 crops, producers had the oppor- tunity to obtain a waiver of the risk manage- ment purchase requirement through a buy-in provision. Producers considered socially dis- advantaged, a beginning farmer or rancher, or a limited resource farmer might be eligible for SURE without a policy or plan of insur- ance or NAP coverage. In addition to meeting the risk manage- ment purchase requirement, a producer must have a farming interest physically located in a county that was declared a primary disaster county or contiguous, county by the Agriculture Secretary under a Secretarial Disaster Designation. Regardless of a Secretarial Disaster Designation, individual producers may also be eligible for SURE if the actual production on the farm is less than 50 percent of the normal production on the farm due to a natural disaster. For SURE, a farm is defined as all crops in which a pro- ducer had an interest nationwide. For more information on the .new SURE program, please visit your local FSA county office or The is free, includes )en to the public. Preregistration is not necessary. IKeI { PI'0grms,ded by soybean check-off dollars "Community Sponsors" of the Park River Playground Project pictured from left to right: Kirk Ham, Superintendant of Park River Schools; Greg Bauer, Citizens State Bank; Steve Rehovsky, First United Bank; Susan Phelps, Gate City Bank; and Jana & Dave Hankey, O'Toole) landscaping will go towards maintaining the new playground in the future. "It was a great community project," Ham said of being able to raise $58,000 in funds through the community's efforts. As for the old equipment, Ham said the fire department volunteered to help take it out, but there may be some use in it Hankey Farms. (Photo: Allison designed to build upper body strength. "Our goal is to take out the old equipment as soon as school is out," Ham said. The plan is to install the new equipment and update the land- scaping by July 1. Ham said that any funds the school has leftover after the cost of purchasing the equipment and still for someone else out there. "Someone will probably want it," Ham said adding that he hopes to be able to take bids for it. Approximately 20 yeats ago, students participated in a number of fundraising efforts for 3-4- years to sell everything they could to raise $20,000 to purchase the equipment that stands at the school today. NDGGA Elects New Executive Committee and Directors The North Dakota Grain Growers Association is pleased to announce the election of the fol- lowing positions: Hurdsfield, ND producer Terry Weckerly as President: Portland, ND producer Brad Thykeson as first Vice President; Taylor, ND producer Jay Elkin as second Vice President and Arnegard, ND pro- ducer Bob Wisness as Secretary- Treasurer. Each of these individuals have tirelessly worked to provide a voice for wheat and barley pro- ducers on domestic policy issues - such as crop insurance, disaster assistance and the Farm Bill. They will provide an excellent source of leadership and NDGGA looks forward to what the next year has to offer. Two new directors have joined the ND Grain Growers board. Litchville, ND producer Mark Formo was elected to the South East District. Mark has been farming since 1978 on his great grandfather's farmland. He is cur- rently growing wheat, barley, corn and soybeans with his dad, uncle and cousin. Dennis Johnsrud was elected to the Board to fill the North West district. Dennis currently farms in Epping, ND on his Grandfather's homestead that has been in the family since 1906. Dennis and his son rinse winter wheat, durum, peas and canola. The North Dakota Grain Growers are excited to have both Mark and Dennis join the Board and we look forward to their ideas and input in the coming years.