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FEBRUARY 15, 2012 THE PRESS PAGE 5 Polar to sponsor student at Washington youth tour PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Polar will again sponsor a high school student to the National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA) Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The 2012 tom is an all-ex- penses paid trip scheduled for June 2-6, 2012. Youth tour participants will re- ceive a first-hand glimpse at how the legislative and regulatory deci- sions made in Washington, D.C., affect how their local service providers operate in their own hometowns. The trip features a comprehensive overview of the telecommunications industry, in- cluding careers in telcom as well as the critical role that telecommuni- cations plays in rural America. In addition to the educational component of this trip, the youth tour also introduces the students to various historical landmarks throughout the nation's capital. Visits to the Vietnam, Korean and World War II memorials, the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian Institu- tion, Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln and Jefferson memori- als are among the highlights of the trip. To qualify, the student's parents must be subscribers of Polar and the student must be age 16 or 17 years old at the time of the youth tour. Deadline for entries is March 1, 2012. Applications can be ob- tained fi'om your high school guid- ance counselor or at www.think polar.com. Chevy scholar deadline nears GRAFTON, N.D. -- On Feb. 20, ten scholarship finalists will be chosen through the Chevy Scholar program. The West Dakota Chevy Dealers and Heartland Chevy Dealers of North Dakota and west- em Minnesota are offering four $5,000 college scholarships to out- standing high school juniors and seniors in the region. The deadline for applications is February 20, 2012. After the Fi- nalists have been determined, from March 6 -19, 2012, the public will be able to vote online and by text to determine the winners. The schol- arship winners will be announced the week of March 20, 2012. Students can nominate them- selves or be nominated by family, friends, parents, teachers or coaches. Nomination fomls can be downloaded at ww'.chevyscholar.com or picked up fi'om local Chevy dealers. Nom- inators fill out basic information including colrununity involvement, academic achievements, extracur- ricular activities and vohmteer work. At the end of the process, one nominator will win $500 cash through a random drawing. Nomination tbrms can be sub- mitted at any participating Chevy dealersliip, including Hanson Auto in Grafion, ND and Swanson Mo- tors in Cavalier, ND. To learn more or to nominate a student, go to www.chevyscholar. corn or visit your local Chevy dealer. I FARMLAND FOR SALE TIBER TOWNSHIP, WALSH COUNTY THE HAROLD & LILLIAN TROFTGRUBEN FAMILY offers for sale the following-described property located in Tiber Township, Walsh County, North Dakota: Parcel #1: SSWlA, less a 30.89 acre tract, and NE1/,SWll4 of Section 11, Township 158, Range 57, containing 95.69 tillable acres Parcel #2: NI/2NW% and NW%NE of Section 14, Township 158, Range 57, Containing 42.6 tillable acres Parcel #3: NEI/, of Section 15, Township 158, Range 57, containing 124.6 tillable acres Parcel #4:WI/=SE of Section 10, Township 158, Range 57, containing 74 tillable acres The Seller shall retain 50% of the mineral rights in and to the above-described proDertv BID PROCEDURE: Written bids will be received at the law office of Steven C. Ekman, Bremer Bank Building, 910 Hill Avenue, PO Box 70, Grafton ND 58237 until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Bids will be opened at that time and place. Please mark your envelope "BID FOR TROFTGRUBEN LAND" (include parcel number). Bids should be in the total amount and not per acre. Persons having submitted reasonable written bids wilt be allowed to remain and participate in oral bidding. The right is reserved to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. TERMS: 10% of the purchase price will be due upon acceptance of a bid, and the balance due thirty (30) days later. For further information, contact: Steven C. Ekman Atttorney at Law 910 Hill Ave, PO Box 70 Grafton ND 58237 (701) 352-0916 (Telephone) (701) 352-1855 (Fax) Local health dist. promotes Through with Chew Week GRAFTON, N.D. -- Waish Cotmty Health Dista'ict has partnered with Walsh County den- tal clinics to promote tobacco prevention during Through with Chew Week set for Feb. 19 - 25. During this time Walsh County dental clinics will be offering flee oral screening exams tbr spit tobacco users. Health professionals from the Walsh County Health District encourage spit tobacco users to participate in the free oral screenings, but more importantly, this is an opportunity for users to make a plan to quit using tobacco permanently and to get help with quitting. With many public places across the world go- ing smoke free, the tobacco industry has started promoting the idea that spit tobacco is a good substitute for smoking. However, research shows otherwise - spit tobacco will not help you quit smoking and is not a safe alternative. Spit tobacco use increases the risk of oral can- cers - which include cancer of the lip, tongue, cheeks, gums and the floor and roof of the mouth - and can cause other cancers, heart, dis- ease and strokes, high blood pressure, tooth de- cay and gum disease. Walsh County Health District tobacco pre- vention coordinator Sharon Laxdal said, "Smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarettes, as many people believe, and it is even more addicting because this type of to- bacco has a higher concentration of nicotine than cigarettes." Laxdal urges spit tobacco users to watch for signs of disease and cancer. If they have a sore in the mouth that does not heal within two weeks, feel any bumps or soreness or see any discoloration, they need to contact their health- care provider. These could be early warning signs of cancer. Tobacco prevention is the key to reducing the risk of oral cancer- avoid nicotine addiction by never using tobacco in the first place. However, if you are a tobacco user, it is important to quit and Walsh County Health District has a program in place to help users quit. Tobacco users may contact their Walsh County Health District at 701-352-5139 tbr assistance in quitting and re- imbursements on qualifying products used to help with the quitting process. In addition, the North Dakota Tobacco Quit- line is available to help spit tobacco users in their efforts to quit and will design a program specifi- cally for them. The Quitline also offers free nicotine patches, gmn or lozenge s for those who qualify. These nicotine replacement aids can be a great help during the qtfitting process. The Quit- line phone number is 1-800-QUIT-NOW. To participate in the free oral screening ex- ams, spit tobacco users are asked to contact the following Walsh Comity dental offices to sched- ule an appointment: Kern Family Dentistry, Graflon at 352-2013 Drs Larson/13eneda, Park River Dental Clinic at 284-6131 Dr. Ekman, Lifetime Dental, Park River at 284-7777 Daby Dentistry, Graflon at 352-0730 Developmental Center campus goes tobacco-free GRAFTON, N.D. -- The Walsh County Health District commends the Developmental Center for be- ing a leader in promoting healthy responsible behavior in our com- munity. Effective the first of the year, the Developmental Center put into place its new tobacco-free grounds policy. This new policy prohibits the use of any type of tobacco any- where on their grounds and in- cludes buildings, sidewalks and parking lots. The policy will apply to all employees, visitors, volun- teers and vendors. Clients residing at the Developmental Center will have another year before this new policy will include them. The Developmental Center Wellness Committee started the process for this new policy about three years ago. As a wellness organization, they are dedicated to the promotion of health and wellness. The ultimate goals of this new policy are to protect everyone from exposure from secondhand smoke, Above: Front row: DJ Fohrman, Mary Sluke, Michele Hansel, Brenda Schroeder; Back row: Judy Redman, Kristen Peterson, Karen Linstad, Gloria Gebur, Roberta Jurgens; Not Pictured: Mary Jester, David Raney, Patty Offerdahl; (Photo: Submitted) exposure, the policy will benefit cunent tobacco users by creating an environment conductive to quitting and reducing overall tobacco consumption. To enhance these efforts, coun- seling and cessation products are available for those wanting to quit. Several sessions have been held at SIDS and cancer. In a 2006 report, The Health Consequences of Invohmtary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, the Surgeon General concluded that "secondhand smoke is similar to the mainstream smoke inhaled by the smoker in that it is a complex mixture containing many chemicals (including fornaalde- hyde, cyanide, carbon monoxide, ammonia, and nicotine), many of which are known carcinogens. Exposure to secondhand smoke causes excess deaths in the U.S. population from lung cancer and cardiac related illnesses." There is no sale level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Results of a 2010 statewide sur- vey, conducted by Winkelman Consulting based in Fargo N.D. show that 72 percent of North Dakota adults support smoke-free laws. The new social norms include the thct that the public now expects smoke-flee environments. The Developmental Center has recognized the benefits of a tobacco-free environment and is moving forward to create a healthier environment tbr their clients and employees. to create a healthier living environ-, the Developmental Center over the ment tbr the clients who make their past year to help assist in this tran- home at the Developmental Center":/sition process. ..... 'and to ensure a healthier work Secondhand sn'e has bern enwronment for emiblyees, . , :, proe -e-,b rmmerous health In addition to protecting all problems ranging from heart people from secondhand smoke disease to emphysema, stroke, i E Iff "11 I I , Advertise in The Press today , I I, , ' wcpadvertising@grnail.eom ," I I FARMLAND FOR SALE KENSINGTON & FERTILE TOWNSHIPS, WALSH COUNTY NORMAN and MARLENE PAULSON offer for sale the following-described property located in Kensington and Fertile Townships, Welsh County, North Dakota: Parcel #1" The North Half of the Northwest Quarter (NIANW) of Section 1, Township 157, Range 55, containing 62.8 tillable acres and 7.1 CRP (Kensington Township); and Parcel #2: The West Half of the Northwest Quarter (WV=NW) of Section 7, Township 157, Range 54, containing 74.8 tillable acres and 2.0 CRP (Fertile Township). BID PROCEDURE: Written bids will be received at the law office of Steven C. Ekman, Bremer Bank Building, 910 Hill Avenue, PO Box 70, Grafton ND 58237 until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Bids will be opened at that time and place. Please mark your envelope "BID FOR PAULSON LAND" (include parcel number). Bids should be in the total amount and not per acre. Persons having submitted reasonable written bids will be allowed to remain and participate in oral bidding. The right is reserved to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. TERMS: 10% of the purchase price will be due upon acceptance of a bid, and the balance due thirty (30) days later. For further information, contact: Steven C. Ekman Atttorney at Law 910 Hill Ave, PO Box 70 Grafton ND 58237 (701) 352-0916 (Telephone) (701) 352-1855 (Fax) LAND FOR SALE Park and Crystal Townships The seller offers the following tracts of property located in Park and Crystal Townships, Pembina County, North Dakota, for sale on bids: Park Township Tract No. 1: The East Half (E 1/2 ) of Section Twenty-eight (28), Township One Hundred Sixty (160), Range Fifty-five (55), EXCEPTING THEREFROM approximately 10 acres on the East side of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4 ) which is the farmyard. According to the FSA there are 298.5 tillable acres in this tract. The bases are as follows: Wheat 147, Corn 16, Sunflower 9 Crystal Township Tract No. 2: The Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4 ) and the West Half of the Northeast Quarter (W 1/2 NE 1/4 ) of Section Thirty-two (32), Township One Hundred Sixty (t60), Range Fifty-five (55). According to the FSA there are 224.3 tillable acres. The bases are as follows: Wheat 110.2, Corn 12.0, Sunflower 6 Crystal Township Tract No. 3: The Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4 ) and the South Half of the Southwest Quarter (S 1/2 SW 1/4 ) of Section Eighteen (18), Township One Hundred Fifty-nine (159), Range Fifty-five (55)less a tract located in the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 18 described by meets and bounds. This excepted plot contains Approximately 1.07 acres. According to the FSA there are 218.6 tillable acres. The bases are as follows: Wheat 97, Corn 9.8, Sunflower 9.8, Soybean 4.3. The owners will reserve fifty percent (50%) of all oil, gas, and mineral rights to all of the tracts sold. ALL OF THE ABOVE TRACTS ARE SUBJECT TO easements, special or improvement taxes and assessments, mineral conveyances, rights-of-ways and reservations of record. Possession will be given to the new owner upon payment of the purchase price. Mailed sealed bids on a total dollar amount and not on a per acre basis for each tract, specifying "Land Sale Bid Tract 1, 2, or 3, or all" to the following: Wes Argue, P.C. Attorney at Law #1 Wall Street P.O. Box 108 Hamilton, North Dakota 58238-0108, on or before March 2, 2012. Please indude your current mailing address and telephone number on your written bid. The top bidders will be invited to orally bid on the tracts. The successful bidder or bidders will be expected to place a 10% down payment on the property with the balance of the purchase price being made within sixty- five days after the acceptance of the offer. The seller will furnish recently continued abstracts of title and will pay all real estate taxes levied through calendar year 2011. The seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive all formalities. After oral bids have been received on each of the separate tracts the dollar amount for all tracts will be totaled and any bidder or bidders wishing to increase the total amount by $5,000.00 or more will be allowed to bid on the total package,o[Le3[ ......... ,., ::,,... ., ,;.::.,,,. For further details Eall iq'e'Ai:j'i' 'U ':':, ': ''::'"' ";""',' i