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COMMUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS " WEDNESDAY, MARCH I I, 2015 Page 5 -- ..-,.--.--. ..'-- = .7 ,.,..- :,,.;-" -- zz.,.,,.-t;". ." =,.;--"- _-- programs are administered by the North Dakota Forest Service and are sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, US Forest Service, and Na- tional Association of State Foresters. The Tree City USA awards ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Me- morial Hall with a color guard presentation by the Gilbert N. Nelson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1326. An official welcome fionl the city of Bismarck will be given by City Commissioner Parrill Gross- man. First Lady Betsy Dalrymple will deliver some congratulatory re- marks, and will be followed by some comments from State Forester Larry Kotchman. The First Lady and State Forester will conclude the ceremony by presenting each award winner with a certificate and have their photo taken with the winners. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served to all partic- ipants, legislators and the general public ill Memorial Hall. The North Dakota Forest Service will have a public exhibit of the many benefits trees and forests provide to all who live in and visit our state. Please come and join us! For more information on the Tree City USA, Tree Line USA and Tree Campus USA programs, contact or call (701) 328-9945. -- ,.,.---------. -=-==--22. T-,",U_.2-2& ?i.':--2:..zJ.. -..=_5,.U_. investor partner in Insight Technologies" said Insight Technologies CEO, Rick Davis. The day to day operations of Insight Technologies will remain unchanged, according to Davis. Brian Burkett, Insight Technologies chief operating officer com- mented, "Our partnership with Polar Communications, Dickey Rural Networks and Dakota Central is a natural part of our long tenn plan for Insight Technologies. There is tremendous energy in place and we are excited to continue to bring diverse technology solutions to our clients". Polar Communications has provided phone, data, video, mad advanced business solutions to Northeast North Dakota since 1952, providing more than 20,000 connections in 32 communities. Insight Technolo- gies has been in business since 1978 and employs some of the more experienced IT and web development professionals available. Although their offices are in North Dakota, they serve clients locally and across the country. Together, the companies will develop and implement strate- gies to enhance your customer service while providing a competitive advantage and improve the way you do business. hAVVYY-Y:OM ?ACE 3 ried out, and allows you to name guardians if you have minor or de- pendent children. In addition to a will, if you own real estate or have considerable assets, another option you may maker tbr $35. Or, if you only need to create an advance directive you can do it for free at (or call 800- 658-8898), where you can get state-specific forms with instruc- want to consider is a "revocable tiw tions. Or for only $5, an even bet- ing mast." This functions like a will but allows your estate to avoid the time and expense of probate (the public legal process that examines your estate after you die) and helps ter tool is the Five Wishes docu- ment (, 888- 594-7437), which is valid in 42 states and will help you create a customized advance directive. ensure your estate's privacy. Durable Power of Attorney: GetHdp  ......... This allows you to designate some- " : if, however, you/want or need one...u;trust to make financial tax 'iassisiane-or' il"fyou ive ' a': bm J and legal decisions oayour behalf plicated financial simaiion, blend- if you lose your decision-making ed family or have considerable as- capacity. Advanced Health Care Direc- tive: This includes two documents that spell out your wishes regard- sets, you should hire an attorney. An experienced lawyer can make sure you cover all your bases - espe- cially when writing a will or living ing your end-of-life medical treat- trust - which can help avoid fam- ment. The two documents are a ilv confusion and squabbles after "living will which tells your doe- : yon re gone. tor what kind of care you want to Costs will vary depending on receive if you become incapacitat- ed, and a "health care power of at- torney" which names a person you authorize to make medical deci- sions on your behalf if you become unable to. 'i Do-It-Yourself If you have a simple estate and an uncomplicated family situaZ tion, there are several good do-it- yourself guides that can help you : create all these doCtiments for very qittle money:i " 7' .... iFor creating a Will; a top re- source is the Quicken WillMaker Plus 2015 software (available at that costs $50, works with Windows personal computers and is valid in every State except Louisiana. If you use a Mac, offers an online will where you reside, but you can ex- pect to pay somewhere between $200 and $1,000 for a will, or $1,200 to $5,000 for a living mast. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ( and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys ( websites are good resources that have di- rectories to help you find someone in your area. Ifinoney is tight, Check with your state's bar 'association (see to find low,cost legal help in your area. Or call the Eldercare Locater at 800-677-1116 for a referral. Send your senior questions to: Sav W Senior; I70 Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or vi.sqt Saay- Seniorotg. Jim Miller h a conobutor to the NBC ?bday show and attthor of "The Savw Senhr" book Dist. 10 check" m. 'Surge' bill, medical marijuana, bee bill By Chuck Damschen Rep. District 10 BISMARCK, N.D.  ...... It seems like the time here in Bis- marck.has passed quickly and as I write this we have just rettu-ned from crossover break. The Dis- trict 10 Foruln held in Mountain was well attended and the time went by fast with a lot of good questions and discussion. Thanks to Farm Bureau for facilitating that event. The dynamics of this session have been notably different than 2013. With the lower conmlodity prices in crude oil and ag prod- ucts we find ourselves dealing with a large potential for a sig- nificantly reduced revenue stream. This is a reality that the Legislature seems to be coping with and adjusting spending ac- cordingly. I believe most of us knew that this could occur and we would just have to reduce spending. The "surge" bill was adjusted and non-oil impacted counties took quite a cut. Of course that's disappointing, but we can stillbe thankful for the funding we will receive fioin it. Our townships and counties will get a nice boost and if things improve as we move [bpward we'll have more to work with next time. We heard a bill for medical rnarijuana in Human Services. There was a lot of testimony from people whose children suffered from rare conditions that they had been led to believe could be helped by marijuana. Sadly, there is not a shred of research to sub- stantiate the claims that symp- toms or diseases respond positively to the drug. The active ingredient is available in pill form already in ND and call be pre- scribed. The potency of unregu- lated marijuana is so varied that it can range from zero active ingre- dient to two to three time the level that is toxic to a child. This is part of what the bill would have okayed. It was defeated in the House by more than a 2 to 1 mar- gin. Tile bee bill will be coming to the House Ag Committee soon. There are some amendments that were added in the Senate but I would encourage anyone inter- ested to look it over and watch the schedule. We can at least offer more amendments if we tel it is necessary. Feel free to contact me with thoughts or concerns. I look for- ward to hearing from you and will try to keep an update ill the papers. Editor.'s Note: Damschen is a Representative./br District 10 in the North Dakota House c?f Rep- resentatives . Bill Tracking and Legislative Votes By Gary Paur is a search bar named Send me to bill and a link to the daily journal which has the Rep. District 19 No.(9999). Type in the number of the bill you vote count. BISMARCK, N.D. -- I have been asked are looking for. Hope this helps you to keep an eye on us. for an explanation as to how one can track a 3. There will be 4 choices that look like this bill and to see how legislators voted. Here is HB 1144Actions HB 1144 Video Major Top- Rep. Gary Paur - a step by step walk through, ics Index 2015 Legislative Infonnation Editor  Note." Paur is a Representative.[br 1 .Go to 4. Click on HB xxxx Actions District 19 in the North Dakota House of Rep- 2. In the top right comer of the page there 5.There you can see what the status of it is resentatives. Wanted: Volunteer weather observers needed in ND FARGO, N.D. -- A nationwide rain and snow reporting network is looking for volun- teers in North Dakota to become part of the state's climatological history, says Adnan Akyuz, state climatologist and professor of climatological practices at North Dakota State University. These observers will measure rainfall, snowthll and snow depth as part of the Com- munity Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow' (CoCoRaHS) Network. Some observers also measure the water equivalent of the snow after it melts. North Dakota has been collecting precipi- tation (rainfall and snowfall).data since the eai'V2'iP00s ]ifmost places..Ven-farmers, engineers and weather and river forecasters ask frr ]Precipitati0n data tbr a given location, that information comes mostly from volun- teer observers. "Now is your Chance to provide that data and be a part of the state's climatological his- tory," Akyuz says. "It's fun, easy and only takes five minutes a day." North Dakota has nearly 300 volunteer precipitation observers. "However, it is not nearly enough," Akyuz says. "We need as many volunteer observers as possible around the state to help forecast flood potential, as well as drought assess- lnents. Don't worry if you do not know how to do all that. We have a lot of training mate- rials for you to become an observer. All you need is an interest in weather to participate in the program and a cylindrical rain gauge." In your neighborhood, volunteers of all ages and backgrounds already may be meas- uring precipitation in their own backyards as part of CoCoRaHS, which has grown to more than t5,OOO volunteer observers covering every state. Data from CoCoRaHS volunteers rou- tinely are being viewed and used by many professions and organizations, including me- teorologists, hydrologists, emergency man- agers, city utilities, insurance adjusters, agribusinesses, engineers, science teachers and the National Weather Service. Data are ' " "  :c: /' i :)' i," ' ; '? .... -'.. used for many applications, such as water re- source planning, severe storm warnings, teaching earth science, predicting crop yields and assessing hail damage. "Because rainfall varies greatly across very short distances, CoCoRaHS observers fill a crucial need for many of these agencies, and through analyzing past events, it has become clear that we can never have too many pre- cipitation reports," says Daryl Ritchison, North Dakota's assistant state clilnatologist. During March, the CoCoRaHS network is running its annual competition among states called "CoCoRaHS March Madness." The idea is to see how many new observers it cma recniit in each state. North Dakota was the winner in 2010 and 2012. "We want to show the nation that weather is important in our state," Akyuz says. To volunteer for the CoCoRaHS network, go to aspx. / i iii>!i :;!!!:?! Extra DUI patrols will occur throughout March BISMARCK, N.D. -- In the month when colleges go on spring break, beer goes green and both the calendar and the clock show signs of daylight--perhaps it's no surprise there's a buzz in the air. The message from law en- forcement is to eliminate one buzz and that's if you plan to drive after drinking. Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving, and city, county, and state patrols will be out in full force to find and ar- rest hnpaired drivers during the month of March, and especially during the period between March 13 to 18, around St. Patrick's Day. Last year, during this same time period, North Dakota saw two fatal crashes and 17 alcohol- related crashes. Law enforcement agencies show St. Patrick's Day is a high- risk period for crashes involving alcohol. More than half (55 per- cent) of drivers in crashes that killed people in the U.S. between midnight and 5:59 a.ln. on March 18, 2013, had a BAC of .08 or highel: "We're asking you not to risk a DUI, but we're also urging the public to help prevent alcohol-re- lated deaths--they don't have to happen," said Lt. Tom Iverson, safety education officer tbr the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Law enforcement agencies and the North Dakota Depart- ment of Transportation advise motorists to take care coming home from their St. Patrick's Day festivities and keep these safety tips in mind: If you will be drinking, plan ahead for a sober driver or a safe alternative such as staying overnight; Keep your friends and fam- ily from driving impaired; take their keys or offer to be their des- ignated driver and offer them a safe ride home. Support law enforcement by calling 9-1-1 to report an im- paired driver. You could save a life. Fmlding for high-intensity im- paired driving enforcemem is provided by the North Dakota Depamnent of Transportation. Strict enforcement of traffic laws is one of several strategic part- nerships aimed at eliminating preventable motor vehicle crashes in North Dakota. Learn more about the efforts to reduce roadway deaths and serious in- juries at im- portant in our state," Akyuz says. To volunteer for the CoCo- RailS network, go to tion. aspx. Dakota with . ;Ylr fled ad will appear in all 90 North Dakota daily and weekly newspapers for only / ;: . r Call your newspaper or 1-866-685-8889 HELP WANTED HOSPITAL LABORATORY DIRECTOR: experienced MT to manage labs in Oakes and Lisbon, ND. No call and no weekends! Apply at Email with ques- tions. CCMH HOSPITAL IS SEEKING experi- enced HR Officer. Minimum 3 yrs experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Experienced in benefits/com- pensation programs and Federal/State regu- lations. Deadline 3/13/15. For more information call 701-256-6100 or visit EOE HELP WANTED: MASSAGE THERAPIST. Part or Full time position at established hair salon and spa in Kenmare, ND. Call Denyce Holter at Wild Styles, 701-385-3168. FULL time parts sale person needed for John Deere Dealership in Langdon, ND. Ben- efit package included. Send resume to Lang- don Implement, 9346 Hwy 1, Langdon, ND 58249. i NOW HIRING: HEAVY F JIPMENT ME- CHANICS AND OILERS. Lnop andField/Full time permanent positions. Gratech Company, Berthoid, ND 58718. Phone 701-453-3434 or Fax 701-453-3478. EOE PRAIRIE VIEW LANDSCAPING & Exca- vating hiring for mechanic. FT, year-round, benefits, pay DOE. Call 701-250-0000 or email resume to CENTRAL N.D. DIRT and field drain tile contractor seeking dependable individual. Full time employment. Must have good operator and mechanical skills. No long distance work. 701-341-0454/ RAILROAD VEGETATION CONTROL: Full-time traveling opportunity, 60-80 hours/week, $11-$15/hour, meal allowance, paid lodging & benefit package. RAW, Inc. in Cooperstown, ND - 888.700.0292 I I info@rawapplica- KRB GRAV.EL AND KRS Transport hiring Class A License-CDL drivers and ownedop- erators. Work local or OTR. Competitive wages and benefits 701-788-8925. JOHNSON FARMS TRUCKING, Walhalla, ND, is looking for OTR drivers and owner op- erators. Drivers making $60,000+. New 2015 trucks! No Northeast runs. Call 800-437-5349. APARTMENTS FOR RENT EXPERIENCE THE GOOD LIFE at Silver Waters Retirement Community in Grand Forks, NB:4 &--2-bdnrfs,-many amenRiescun- derground parking: Ht/wtr/swg/garb paid: 7'0! 7384757 2 www.iuxcommonitiescdm  . : APARTMENTS FOR SALE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Rentals, Apartments For Sale. Proven cash flow. Jamestown, ND 701-361-7152. REAL ESTATE FOR SALE NORTH DAKOTA FARMLAND values are at all-time highs! Contact Kevin Pifer 701-238- 5810 ( for Free Farmland Valuation Land Auctions & Farmland Manage- ment Services. MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE ND MEDIA GUIDE: Names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mails of all ND newspa- pers, radio/-I-V stations, specialty publications. Only $25. ND Newspaper Association, (701) 223-6397. NATIONWIDE NEWSPAPER ADVERTIS- ING placement made easy! You make only ONE call and get only ONE bill! Contact the North Dakota Newspaper Association for de- tails: 701-223-6397. ANOUNcEMENTS 31 ST ANNUAL DEER SHOW-Gun Show, Saturday-Sunday, March 14-15, National Guard Armory, Carrington, ND. Sat. 9a.m.- 5p.m., Sun. 9a.m.-3:30p.m. Information call 701-652-1989. MISCELLANEOUS WE MAKE. tTeasyto place an ad in one or ii 891North Dak6tsP&pei:s/One order, one bill, one check.,We provide the ad design and tearsheetS::i th;N6 Dakota News: paper Association, (701) 223-6397. !, ! !