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THEWALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, OC1-OBER 21,2015 Page 7 Co. (Alpine, Texas) Citizens Mutual Telephone Cooperative (Bloomfield, Iowa) Endeavor Communications (Cloverdale, Ind.) Lake!and Communications Group (Milltown, Wis.) Madison Telephone Co. (Staunton, Ill.) NineStar Connect (Greenfield, Ind.) Paul Bunyan Communications (Bemidji, Minn.) Polar Communications Mutual Aid Corp: (Park River, N.D.) Rainbow Telecommunications Association (Everest, Kan.) South Slope Cooperative Communications (North Liberty, Iowa) Tri-County Telephone Association (Council Grove, Kan.) NTCA Smart Rural Community award recipients were recognized at a gathering of more than 1,500 rural telecom leaders in Boston. In addition to receiving national and local recognition for their extraor- dinary efforts, the selected Smart Rural Community award recipients will join recipients of prior year awards to fomaulate best practices and assist other rural communities in the implementation of innovative broad- band-enabled solutions to drive economic and community strength in rural areas throughout the nation. sity. ed at the Summit - the North Keith Lund, Vice President of Star Award will go to an idea that the Grand Forks Region Eco- illuminates opportunities or creates nomic Development Corporation a guiding light for progress with- and RRRC board member, agrees in a community; the Catalyst that there is much to learn from the Award will recognize an individ- experience of oil boom commu- ual who acts as a kickstarter for an nities. "Western North Dakota idea or a project; and the Deter- communities have done a tremen- ruination Award will recognize a dous job of planning and collec- successful project that created a tively focusing on the highest ira- significant impact on a communi- pact strategies to navigate the ty. Several nominations for these challenges and opportunities they awards have already been re- have faced. Their approach is an- ceived. other North Dakota of example of The overall purpose of the how greater progress can be made Ideas to Actions Summit is to when leaders and communities provide an opportunity to inform work together for common goals." the public of the goals and activ- The potential for the growth of ities of the Council, to create ex- the Umnanned Aerial Systems citement about the potential of our and tourism industries in eastern region's communities, and to rec- ND are examples of industry sec- ognize the excellent work of the re- tors that are poised to become ma- gion's communities. The agenda jor economic drivers, includes a 4:00 pm roundtable "It takes the kind of teamwork discussion with westem ND lead- and commitment demonstrated ers, moderated by Bruce Gjovig of by ore: western North Dakota col- the UND Center for Innovation, leagues to make these efforts a suc- followed by a 5:30 pm networking cess," says Keeley. social with music by Sneaky Wild The RRRC wants to recognize Oats. The keynote event will be- and reward the leadership and gin at 6:30 pm and will include the commitment already demonstrat- awards presentation. All events ed in communities across the Red will be held at the auditorium at the River region through a new award Grafton Public School complex program sponsored by the Coun- and are free and open to the pub- cil. Three awards will be present- lic. National Teen Safety Awareness Week By Rebecca Johnson MINTO, N.D. -- Minto Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) wants to make sure that all are safe on the road. October 18- 24 is National Teen Driver Safety Awareness Week. Because of the short school week, students in Minto celebrated a week early. Rock the Belt is a National SADD program that was sent out to all schools with paying membership chapters. As part of this program, Minto students had a week filled with seat belt awareness. On Monday, students made fact sheets noting teen driving statistics and covered the halls. According to the National High- way Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are the leading cause of death for people age 4 and every age 11 through 27 in the U.S. With 45 to 60 percent effectiveness, seat belts are the single most effective: means of reducing the risk of death- in a crash and have saved nearly 300,000 lives since 1975 in the U.S. alone. On Tuesday at the home volley- ball game against Finely S-H-P, students set up a table where they asked people to pledge to always wear their seat belts. It stated, "As a participant in the pledge, I will make the first step toward safety by wearing my seatbelt, following all seatbelt laws. Wearing my seatbelt is the right thing to do--It is my life on the line! I pledge to wear my seat- belt." On Wednesday during the school common learning time period, stu- dents made teams of four for the quick-click challenge. Did you know that it only takes approxi- mately 45 seconds or less for tour Photos: Submitted Above: Deb Anderson from the Public Health Office and Deputy Wingerter from the Walsh County Sheriff's Department came to teach all the students K12 the important of the seatbelt correct usage Bottom Left: Na lional Teen Driver Safety Awareness Week Bottom Right: at the home volleyball game against Cavalier stu dents took to the streets to make sure people were staying safe and wearing their sealbelts on their seatbelts. On Thursday at the home vol- leyball game against Cavalier, stu- people to run into a car, put on their dents took to the slreets to make sme seatbelts, and run around to all four people were staying safe and wear- seats while buckling up? The quick- ing their scmbelts. Those buckled up click challenge showed the stu- received a sucker and where told m dents that it doesn't take long to put always be safe. Those who weren't were reminded of the dangers and of the seatbelt, colTect usage, and tb, told to always be safe. the yotmger ones when and ifth% To top offan infomlative seat belt need a booster seat. safety week, Deb Anderson, from No distance is too short to the Public Health Office, and Deputy protect your life. Always where a Wingertm, from the Walsh County seat belt. Sheriff's Deparmaent came to teach Editor Note." Johnso J is the all the students K-12 the important Minto SADD Advisor ! are falling. 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