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OCTOBER 24, 2012 THE PRESS PAGE .,5 4 l,00.r.cc00 LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD Boosters program is bringing back baseball to the Park River area By Loren Zavalney Baseball Boosters organization, Beginning in 2013, Park River The PR Baseball Boosters has drawing will be held at the Park growth of Park River Baseball, PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Dear the rebirth of the American will have 3 different baseball ' decided to help fund baseball River American Legion on Oct. and all financial support, either Park River Area Baseball Legion Baseball program, and programs, The Park River High operations so that, other fnances 27 during the 3rd game of the direct donations or' through Supporters, the migration of the High School School, Park River American can be redirected toward World Series fundraising will be used The Park River Baseball Baseball team to Park River. Legion Post 147, and Park River infi:astructure. The PR Baseball Finally, I would like to thank exclusively for Park River Boosters is in the process of These changes are a result of the Youth Baseball. The Park River Boosters has been advocating a those individuals who have Baseball. raising funds for baseball increased interest in baseball in Baseball Boosters will now be new baseball facility. Our supported the baseball program Direct donations can be made operations in Park River. Behind Park River and surrounding tasked with the day-to-day baseball booster's ability to be with their time and effort, lwould the scenes, and during this off communities. Along with these baseball operations that enhance self-funded will speak volumes in especially like to thank the Dave to the Park River Baseball season, baseball in the Park River changes comes the responsibility the existing youth baseball our resolve toward a new facility. Hankey Family for the financial Boosters, Park Rive?, North area has experienced many to provide a baseball program that will eventually The PR Baseball Boosters has support this past year in order to Dakota. changes. Son)e of the those infrastructure that supports player allow the High School and initiated the "Coaches Raffle" to stand up our Park River Baseball Editor Note: Zavalney is changes include the formal development and program Legion programs to continue to help raise a portion of the costs Boosters. Continued financial .fi'om president of the Park River formation of the Park River success, grow. for the comingseason. TheRaffle support is paramount in the BaseballBooste:s' Measure five on ND ballot met with many problems, limitations By Doug Goehring BISMARCK, N.D. -- The issue of inhumane treatment of animals has drawn increasing attention in recent months." North Dakotans want to protect animals from malicious abuse as well as common animal mistreatment, but differ on how to achieve this goal. One group has proposed a ballot initiative that I believe is too limited in scope, affecting only dogs, cats and horses. I wish to share with you a legislative solution developed by North Dakota stakeholders, including local animal shelters, zoos, veterinarians, farmers, ranchers and the State Board of Animal Health. They have worked together to offer a comprehensive approach that solution protecting all if approved, could not be animals from even the most changed for seven years common tbrms of without a two-thirds majority mistreatment cruelty and vote of the Legislature. abuse. North Dakotans should not A few have grumbled that have to wait seven more this issue should have been years for a comprehensive addressed in the previous animal protection law. legislative session. When the NDRAC's language has people who would become been carefully crafted to the NDRAC began working address the concerns of all on a draft document for animal owners and legislation, they did not have caretakers. You can read the time to work out the details complete text at before Legislature met, and momentum was lost amidall m/. the new issues and concerns ' Before voting this fall on facing our state. Since then, they have had time to work the animal cruelty ballot on the details of a well initiative, please consider the thought-ot, t plan that ! impact your vote could have believe is a better means for on the passage of a more preventing animal cruelty comprehensive solution for and neglect. I applaud their all animals in North Dakota. tenacity and determination in I encourage you to contact dealing with this sensitive your state senators and clarifies, provides protection and contentious issue, representatives and to all animals, offer guidance Bringing the matter before encourage them to support to officials and establish the Legislature gives all the NDRACproposal in the penalties that fit the offense ,North ,, Dakotans  an  2013 legislative session. We .... More than two yearg ago(  bppoftgitn ad should protect all "t/iese staleholders -*/]s tmpoi%ia issue are g  .)trials m out state.. .    Dakotans tbr Responsible contact with legislators and"  :Editork Note: Goehring Animal Care (NDRAC) - by providing oral and written is the North Dakota developed a legislative testimony. A ballot measure, Agriculture Commissioner. i JOB OPENING: Where is Joe-Miller?. Hansels Implement By Kevin Tyndall CANDO, N.D. -- I am writing a letter to the editor regarding Measure 5 in North Dakota. At 1st glance, after reading the measure I had emotion go through me, malicious acts when read as such, invoke awful feelings, sickening feelings. Upon reading it again I wondered to myself why it only covers cats, dogs and horses. Strange, certainly there are more animals in North Dakota. As I went through it again, I wondered, does this really happen in North Dakota. 1 have never heard of some these malicious acts and in fact didn't understand what some of them meant like exsanguinates. I did some research and talked to nay veterinarian. In fact, 1 found that since 1991 of 24 reported animal abuse cases in North Dakota: 22 of these cases entailed abandomnent, neglect and starvation. None of these issues are even covered in this Measure 5. My veterinarian then informed me of the NDRAC (NDan's for Responsible Animal Care) work and that this measure 5 would impede all the work that ND professionals have put into animal welfare legislation. I am also concerned about the lack of definition of ballot measures especially when it comes to complex issues. Being a pet owner and one that has fostered dogs from our local rescue group, this measure concerns me. So I read up on the ballot measure proponents infonnation. They seemed like a good group of people that are indeed concerned about cats, dogs and horses. Their 2 main selling points are: no current felony law in ND regarding malicious acts to cats, dogs and horses and that ND is 1 of 2 states that do not have these laws. Ok, but something jumped out at me I found references to HSUS involvement in the measure. Whoa. HSUS is Humane Socie of the United States. They :.   , . , , re a:WFsl fgt6n IC based radical animai ghts group tfiat isn't youAocai animal shelter?in fact upon reviewing HSUS further ! find they only give less than 1% of their multi- million dollar budget to local animal shelters with the funds has an immediate job opening for an Ag Diesel, Mechanic. Experience preferred but will train the right person. A good ag background and being a self motivated person is just as important as expe- rience. We have a mod- ern shop with overhead, Where is Joe Miller? There are many important issues that need attention here at cranes and the latest in home. Issues like: The locked out Sugar Workers. Where does Joe Miller stand technology and testing 3n this issue? Does anyone know? We could use his help, but where is he? equipment. Benefits in- clude: 401 k package, Instead of taking care of business here in District 10, Joe Miller is pandering to an health insurance, uni, out-of-state organization called Personhood USA. This organization is an forms furnished and laun- extremist right wing anti-choice group. This group is so extreme that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops does NOT support it. And the National Right-to- dered, vacation and sick Life organization does NOT support it. Personhood USA wants to grant legal leave (13 days the first rights to fertilized eggs, criminalize most popular forms of birth control year), tool allowance, and medications, and send women to jail for having an abortion; NO exceptions for signing bonus for experi- rape, incest or life of the mother. Colorado based Personhood USA has also tried enced technician, to push its agenda in LA, MS, OK, CO, SD, SC, VA, OH & MT. It has failed in all of these states. Thanks to the courageous action of Sen. Curtis Olafson, this Call Terry Pilon legislation was kicked out in North Dakota as well. or Brian Hanson at Why does Joe Miller continue to support this extremist out-of-state group, when 701 ) 352-3600 there are important issues that need attention here at home? Will he try again to )ass this bill? WHERE IS JOE MILLER? or watts #800-279-3083 This ad approved and paid for by Daryl Passa campaign i designated tbr spay/neuter and or euthanasia programs. They spend the majority of their money on fundraising, salaries, pension, litigation and propaganda. In thct they are suing USDA regarding beef and pork checkoff: Now my red flags are up. How involved are they? Upon looking at ndstopcruelty web domain 1 find that HSUS owns the domain. It has a Washington DC address as the domain owner. HSUS mandate is to end animal agriculture, ban hunting and fishing and I quote their CEO "I don't want to see another dog or cat born" Wayne Pacelle. What are they doing on this measure? I know they don't support local animal shelters. NDstopcmelty people have said they wanted this measure to be "passable" and will add to it later. What are they adding? What are they hiding? Further research and some points of contact I found that HSUS people that were working on initiatives in Missouri and were defeated by the Missouri people because of campaign deception. Some have moved to North Dakota to work directly 1 st on petitions tbr this poorly worded measure but also to promote it. I see they have celebrity endorsements which are classic HSUS style of campaigning. As I have researched further into this I-tSUS involvement I found that the wording was similar to the 2002 Arkansas Animal Cruelty Initiative that was sponsored and endorsed by HSUS. Arkansas people seen through their deception and was able to come together and beat the initiative 68-32. So my questions are why is HSUS coming to ND and attempting to write our laws? Why are they running a campaign on issues that rarely if ever occur in the good state of North Dakota? 1 am certainly lbr animal welfare but let the good people a!ld professionals of North Dakota work with our legislators to finish the NDRAC legislation that s nearly c0mPlee: ot:/o n':Measure. and keep "out of state" radlcal groups ffom iisertilag their narrow agendas in our business. Editor  Note: Tyndall &.fi'om C?ando. N.D. i Experienced, positive leadership Effective as a state Senator Taught in high school & college classrooms Property tax relief with local control Independent Administration of no-party office Tracy Potter Your source for Happy Happenings. Walsh County Press 284-6333