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I JANUARY 23, 2013 THE PRESS PAGE 5 Lynda Hurtt of Polar's 2012 PARK RIVER, N.D. Polar is excited to announce file recipient of its 2012 Eagle Award as Lynda Hurtt. Lynda began her employment with Polar in October 2005 as an Accountant. Her duties include is Recipient Eagle Award WASHINGTON -- Beginning Jan. 27, file Postal Service will introduce a First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The new stamp will al- low customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of$1.10, and is among new mailing and shipping services filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission. preparing financial reports, payroll and general ledgel, she also re- cently obtained CPA certification. Lynda was nominated for this dis- tinguished award and voted on by her peers based on the following qualifications: Goes above and be- yond nomlal job responsibilities, will do whatever it takes to get the job done, provides new and creative ideas, shows outstanding company dedication, demonstrates teamwork and accepts challenges, is involved in the community and/or volunteer Photo: Submitted work, demonstrates outstanding customer service and/or assistance, and promotes a positive attitude. Ice fishing derby set for Icelandic State Park's Lake Renwick CAVALIER, N.D. -- Icelandic man to catch a fish will also com- State Park's Lake Renwick is the pete for prizes. site tbr an ice fishing tournament Icelandic State Park is located being sponsored by the Pembina five miles west of Cavalier, ND on County & Area Sportsman's Club Highway #5. To reach the lake tbl- on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to low detour signs. Registration is 1 p.m. being held near the boat ramp. Entry fee for the derby is $10 For more information about the per person with children ages 12 tournament call 701-265-4561. In- and under free. Participants must formation about Icelandic State have a valid North Dakota fishing Park and the North Dakota Parks license. Prizes will be awarded for and Recreation Department can be the largest northern and perch found online at www.parkrec.nd. caught. Kids and the oldest fisher- gov. Winter Expo scheduled at Turtle River State Park for Feb. 9 ARVILLA, N.D. -- The annual about feeding common winter yard Winter Expo is set for Saturday, birds and winter birding in general. Feb. 9 at Turtle River State Park At 1 p.m. the "" Feeding Frenzy" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. takes place as participants make Most of the event will take place suet bird feeders to take home. at the park's newly renovated .The ScoopfromLafimorewill Chalet. Activities include: have snacks, hot drinks, and tbod The Ski & Bike Shop will have available for sale during the day. winter equipment -- skis, snow- There is no charge for the event, shoes, fat-tire bikes, snowboards, but the North Dakota State Parks' ete. --4 to-try out. Expevts.will,l on,annual, vehicle pass or,$5 daily hand,to answer questions and is required )br entrance into the demonstrate equipment. There will park. also be used equipment for sale. For further intbmaation please Cabela's is on site from 10a.m. contact Laci Prucinsky at (701) to ! p.m. Winter clothing options 594-4445 or and choosing the right pair of lnfomaation on the North Dakota binoculars is the feature of Cabela's Parks and Recreation Department presentation, and Turtle River State Park can be Stop in and cllat with Sandy found online at www.parkrec. from the Grand Cities Bird Club Do you want your news noticed? rou have Contact The Press: (701) 284-6333 The price for First-Class Mail single-piece letters will increase by a penny when prices change." Postcards -- 1-cent increase to 33 ceivingasignatureupon delivery as part ofthe cents service offering. The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) A large variety of flat-rate boxes and en- will review the prices before they become ef velopes for Express Mail and Priority Mail, in- fective Jan. 27. The Shipping and l lailing price eluding the padded and legal-sized flat rate en- filings will be available on the PRC website at velopes will continue to be offered by the Postal and the new Mailing Service Service. prices will also be available at http://pe. New domesticretailpricingforPriority Mail Flat Rate products include: Several new Shipping Services products will Small box -- $5.80 be available in January. Free tracking will be of- Medium box -- $12.35 fered to all competitive packages, including re- Large box -- $16.85 tail Priority Mail and Parcel Post (recently re- Large APO/FPO box -- $14.85 named Standard Post). Regular envelope -- $5.60 Also new, customers shipping Critical Mail Legal envelope -- $5.75 letters and flats will now have the option of re- Padded envelope -- $5.95 The price for First-Class Mail single-piece letters will increase by a penny when prices change. The new 46 cent Forever stamps will al- low customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regard- less of price changes. Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 27 include: Letters (loz.) -- 1-cent increase to 46 cents Letters additional otmces --- unchanged at 20 cents Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) --$1.10 npanan areas BISMARCK, N.D. -- Agricultural produc- ers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas are eligible to renovate shelterbelts and restore forested riparian buffers as part of two Cooperative Conservation Partnership Ini- tiative (CCPI) proposals. Assistance through this partnership will help producers achieve nat- ural resource benefits such as clean air, clean water, productive soils, and enhanced wildlife habitat. "This multi-state partnership will go a long ways in helping farmers and ranchers maintain the benefits provided by shelterbelts and ripar- ian forest areas," said State Conservationist Mary Podoll. "1 am pleased that NRCS is of- feting these conservation opportunities as the fi- naloutcome will lnean improved water quality, better soil erosion control, and conserved en- ergy." CCPI is a voluntary conservation initiative that enables the use of certain conservation pro- grams--along with resources of partners--to provide financial and technical assistance to owner and operators of agricultural and nonin- dustrial private forest lands. Funding for eligible projects will come from the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) with technical assistance being provided by each associated state forestry agency. The North Dakota Forest Service is setting as a primary sponsor of this initiative and will work with NRCS to implement conservation on the state's farms, ranches, and forest lands. North Dakota thrmers and ranchers are en- couraged to apply for fi.mding to renovate shel- terbeits and restore forested riparian buffers at their local NRCS Service Center. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Applications received by close of business on Friday, Febru- ary 15, 2013, will be eligible tbr fiscal year 2013 funding consideration. d"'V ~. i ~,~, It7 I honors as the high overall individ- ual in the nation for consumer de- cision making with a score of 386. Walsh County's consumer choices team took fifth place overall, a great accomplishment for a young team. Other team highlights in- cluded Abby Zikmund placing first in the individual class placings; the team took fourth place in team in- divid ml placings; and the te',un also took third place in team reasons. The team did an outstanding job of representing North Dakota! Competition at the Western Na- tional Roundup is open to 4-H and FFA members between ages 14 and 19 who qualify for the conference by winning their state's contest or being chosen as a state delegate. In addition to consumer deci- sion making, contestants compete in horse and livestock judging, hip- pology and public speaking, par- liamentary procedure, family and consumer sciences events, horse demonstrations and meats judging. Conference participants also attend workshops that expose them to top- ics such leadership development. Photo: Submitted Above: Walsh County Consumer Choices Judging team members: Emily Laaveg, Hayley Fingarson, Tricia Zikmund, Abby Zikmund, The team would like to thank ents of the team members who everyone who supported our everyone who played a part in helped with fimdraising and orga- fundraising efforts. helping us get to Denver. nizational duties. It was a great experience tbr Special thanks go out to the par- We would also like to thankeveryone involved! Board of Education Meeting Valley-Edinburg )istrict # City of Edinhurg Council Proceeding Building/Grounds Committee Meeting Vallcy-Edinburg District #118 CITY OF EDINBURG COUNCIL PROCEEDING JANUARY 14, 2013 7:00 PM Call to Order: Mayor Halldorson Present: All Present MSC: Hall, Pewe approve minutes as read. MSC: Sondeland, Denault to approve payment of bills beginning with check #6711 through #6726 for a total of $3558.67 and approve the 2012 financial statement and the monthly financial VALLEY-EDINBURG DISTRICT #118 BUILDING/GROUNDS COMMITTEE MEETING THURSDAY, 1:30 PM DECEMBER 6, 2012 EDINBURG, ND AGENDA Walk through of Edinburg and Hoople statement with balance on hand of $22,226. t 9. Old Business: None New Business: *MSC: Denault, Hall to approve amendment to USPS lease agreement with city. Motion carried. Adjourn: Pewe February 11,2013 at 7 pm Respectfully submitted Vera Brandvold, Auditor (January 23, 2013) Schools regarding possible projects Minutes: Present: Darrel Pastorek, Fred Hall, Superintendant John J. Oistad, III Discussion was held regarding possible summer projects for the school buildings in Edinburg and Hoople. (January 23, 2013) VALLEY-EDINBURG DISTRICT #118 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING TUESDAY, 7:00 PM DECEMBER 11, 2012 HOOPLE ND Meeting called to order by President Darrel Pastorek Present: Darrel Pastorek-School District #118 President, Fred Hall, Mary Laxdal, Dianne Goodoien, Andrew Gullickson, Janne Myrdal School Board Members, absent Dan Johnson Superintendent John J. Oistad, III, HS Principal Larry Larson, Elementary Principal Andrew Currie and Business Manager A. Eileen Rinde APPROVAL OF MINUTES MSC: LaxdaI-Hall to amend October minutes on financial analysis to reflect correct figures, increase in savings of $37,785.63. Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous- Goodoien abstain, due to conflict of interest MSC: MyrdaI-Gullickson to amend November minutes on financial analysis to reflect correct figures increase in savings of $15,147.41. Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous- Goodoien abstain, due to conflict of interest MSC: Goodoien Laxdal to approve November minutes as written. Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL REPORTS AND SAVINGS ANALYSIS Hot Lunch beginning balance is $57,974.63Month end balance $57,006.08 Activities beginning balance is $27,156.52-Month end balance $30,533.63. unanimous MSC: MyrdaI-Laxdal to approve Total District Cash: ADMINSTRATIVE REPORTS minutes Flexi Medical Spending Account Superintendent Oistad requested Assuming a rollcallvote-vote 15,894.09 input on Business Manager's Job unanimous General Fund Checking Description and Evaluation form, form A, Sports Coop 496,156.49 form B, or form C. Discussion was held on the number of General Fund Savings MSC:Goodoien-Halltoapprove Form uniforms to order for boys and girls 584,149.98 C and do evaluation at the end of basketball, ,directive was to order 15 Building Fund Checking calendar year to be brought to January black A and B squad basketball uniforms. 136,619.62 2013 meeting Volleyball uniforms will also need to be Building Fund Savings Assuming a roll Call vote-vote ordered. Special Activities Checking unanimous MSC: HalI-Myrdal to approve one time 30,000.68 Superintendent Oistad handed outdonation for Saturday morning K-4 Hot Lunch Checking approved levy report from Pembina Basketball program- $500 for coaching 49,876.78 County. The 2012 Taxable Valuation for and $2,000 for supplies. TotaICash: Valley-Edinburg is $11,211,666. Assuming a roll call vote-vote 1,312,697.64 The Ergonomic Initiative Grant was unanimous 1/2 of Total Cash reported on. The project cost isNEW BUSINESS 656,348.82 $13,122.54; District will pay $3,280.64 SUPERINTENDENT FORMATIVE Less checking funds already and the NDWSI will pay $9,841.91EVULATION at Citizens State Bank: Secondary Principal Larson reviewed MSC: HalI-Goodoien to approve Special Activities Checking his report with the board, superintendent formative evaluation. (30,000.68) Principal Currie' reviewed his report Assuming a rollcall vote-vote Hot Lunch Checking with the board, unanimous (49,876.78) COMMITTEE REPORTS AUDIT Balance needed in Citizens Curriculum/Personnel Sup. Oistad, handed out audit report 576,471.36 December 10, 2012 minutes were from Mortenson Rygh CPAfor 2011-2012; Savings Accounts: handed out page 31 which had the Summary of Audit Less Current Savings Balance MSC: HalI-Goodoien to approve- Results. as well as Findings Related to (584,149.98) minutes, the Financial Statements was reviewed. Cash to be withdrawn Assuming a roll call vote-vote from Savings Account and deposited unanimous to general fund: 7,678.62 Curriculum/Personnel committee to Meeting adjourned meet to overview present curriculum and MSC: HalI-Myrdal to approve financial will report findings and recommendations reports, at January meeting Assuming a roll call vote-vote Transportation Darrel Pastorek, Board President unanimous- Goodoien abstain, due to Principal Larry Larson reported. conflict of interest Buildings and Grounds REVIEW OF BILLS Hall reported on the meeting and the MSC: LaxdaI-Goodoien to approve findings. A. Eileen Rinde, Business Manager the reviewofbills. December 6, 2012 minutes were Assuming a roll call vote-vote handed out. (January23,2013) ss ('