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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014 i i Sikich LLP Names Vorachek as ManagingDirector & Partner oJ00fealth Management Servia s NAPERVILLE, I11. -- Sikich LLP, a leading professional servic- es firm specializing in accounting, technology, investment banking and advisory services, recently named Curt J. Vorachek as the managing di- rector and parlner of the wealth man- agement services practice. Previously, Vorachek served as the vice president and senior investor at JPMorgan Chase & Co., the vice president and senior private banker at National City Corporation and the vice president of commercial lend- ing at Farm Credit Services of Cen- tral & Southwestern Illinois. Vorachek has more than 25 years of experience in the wealth man- agement sector, with specific ex- pertise in investment management, personal trust, private banking and insurance services to high net worth individuals and nonprofits. In his new role, he will develop asset al- location strategies, manage a vari- ety of portfolios and partner with the finn's tax and accounting experts to better serve his diverse group of clients from numerous industries. "Curt brings a commitment to collaboration and a holistic ap- proach to wealth management," said Jim Sikich, CEO of Sikich LLP. "He is very solutions-oriented and will help us work together more ef- fectively to provide long-term val- ue to our clients across multiple ar- eas," Vorachek currently holds Finan- cial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7 and North Amer- ican Securities Administrators As- sociation (NASAA) Series 66 li- censes, as well as several life, health and annuity licenses. He is currently a member of Rotary International, the Sanga- mon Valley Estate Planning Coun- cil and Shriners International. Vorachek, 57, received a bache- lor's degree in marketing from the University of North Dakota and a master's degree in business admin- istration from the University of Illi- nois Springfield.  ,:  :, ;,,; ,, :;:, 2        NRCS Announces Sign- Deadlines for E( 00IP, WRE PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Friday November 14, 2014, will be the last day to sign up for many 2015 con- servation practices under the Natu- ral Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality In- centives Program (EQIP). EQIP is tion for owners that have small odd areas that are difficult to farm - these could be seeded to pollina- tor habitat for an annual payment up to 5 years. WRE - Wetland Reserve Ease- ment program ( formerly WRP) our basic conservation cost-share Friday November 21 st is the program thg offers practice pay .............. %. :. . , .... oeatmne tor tins program, wrm ot- me':  'tlc. ",,fer',yii easetrtettts ff ot restoring sucn a,eererops, wmaoreaK ,., -- _.:. ,, , . .. , __ , .. wenanas or retaining IIOOO waters. renovations, wlnuoreaK plantings, .... . ...... ..... ew mls year, are targetea nmas mr precision agriculture, strip tillage ........... -- - - Keo lcdver IlOOawater retention aramage water management planS, ..... . ..... " livestock practices and many others, i ms is a great option mr ianu mat EQIP - Honeybee Special Ini- is frequently flooded or wet. Also tiative The deadline for this special ini- tiative is Friday November 21st. This is the 2nd year for this initia- five. Ideally, contracts should be lo- cated within one mile of an existing or planned hive. This is a great up- new for WRE are some special grazing and pollinator options. Please contact the local NRCS of- flee, located in the Farm Service Center in Park River to obtain ap- plications for these programs; ph: 701-284-7466 ext 3. All deer gun licenses issued BISMARCK, N.D. -- The 48,000 deer gun licenses that were allocated by proclamation for the 2014 hunting season have all been issued, according to Randy Meiss- ner, licensing manager for the North Dakota Game and Fish Depart- ment. Meissner said according to state law, the number of deer gun licens- es issued, including those licenses is- sued as gratis, cannot exceed the number of licenses authorized by the governor's proclamation. "This is the first time in more than a decade that all licenses were issued before opening day," Meissner said. The deer gun season opens Fri- day, Nov. 7 at noon central time. Archery licenses can still be pur- chased through the end of the bow season on Jan. 4. PLA$t! Don't Treat Me This Way Quality Boat Storage Professional Pest Controlled Building Recorded Security System Throughout Building Clean Monthly Rental Boats, Campers, Motorhomes, Jet Skis Call Mike Today at 701-360-1411 www.storage-pros.com Storage Pros Toy Shop Warehouse (Ford Building) 30 W. 4th St., Grafton, ND Rural developments Prior to speaking at the Red River Re- gional Council annual meeting, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., stopped in Park River to visit with her constituents. Right: Heidi Heitkamp poses for a picture with Park River Mayor Dan Stenvold who was instrumental in promoting the Agent Or- ange Education Course. Above: Heitkamp listens to a concem brought up by Walsh County Sheriff Laure Wild. 1 Photo: Larry Biri ,) how to solve local issues, plan for future growth, and come up with workable solutions in rural com- munities that best foster economic development. When you grow up a small town like I did -just 90 people call Mantador home - you don't need to be reminded of the fact that our rural areas are, and always have been, critical to our state's success. But that's not the case for everyone - and that's why I'll continue to be a strong voice for the success of our rural communities - because some- times folks just need a little re- minding." Heitkamp has been adamant in advocating for federal partner- ships in rural development. In July, Heitkamp met with Lisa Mensah, the nominee for Under Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agri- culture (USDA). At the meeting, Heitkamp stressed the need to es- tablish policies that foster eco- nomic growth in rural areas and .... ..... PhotosLLatBiri Above: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp addresses the crowd at the Red River Regional Council annual meeting. RRRC President Dan Stenvold said that this was the best attended annual meeting he has ever seen. implement language included in River Regional Council plays an the 2014 Farm Bill which priori- important role in doing. tizes projects which achieve re- Last year alone, USDA Rural gional goals--something the Red Development invested more than ]'1 lgl f"l lr' 11 _--_-_-=  E'_-'-_-E. L--A_---'_L" : merly available. For example, ifa local busi- ness were to donate $1,000 to the PRCEF, they would then be eligible to take $400 directly off of their tax liability to the State of North Dako- ta. Individuals may also receive a tax credit for their donations. However, an individual must contribute a minimum of $5,000 to a single en- dowment fund to qualify for the tax credits. In- dividual tax payers are limited to $10,000 per tax payer, or $20,000 per couple per year. These credits may be carried over for an ad- ditional three years if the donor cannot use the entire credit in one year. "It has been a wonderful incentive for peo- ple to give more to the Fund" said Oppegard. "When you consider that it costs the donor ba- sically the same amount of money for them to give $5,000 as it did to give $2,000, that's a powerful selling point". The Advisory Committee will be soliciting $500 million in North Dakota in- frastructure projects including water and waste water, electric and telecommunication projects, and housing. This is part of a five- year commitment of almost $3.3 billion economic development and infrastructure investments in North Dakota from the USDA. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Heitkamp played a key role in writing, negotiating, and passing the 2014 Farm Bill. The legisla- tion, which Heitkamp is now overseeing to make sure it works for North Dakotans, makes - for the first time "targeted federal investments for projects that sup-. port long-term regional strategies. Regional strategies more effi- ciently and effectively target re- sources to where they will have the greatest impact. They not only address weaknesses in a region, but support the strengths of the area. donations through the end of December. For information on how you can help the Adviso- ry Committee, please contact Ann Berg at 284- 6150, e-mail her at prcityann@polarcomm.com or visit the website at www.ndcf.net/parkriv- er. Online donations are available and made through a secure provider. Contact your personal tax financial advisor for more information. North Star Coop would like to honor your service by asking you to stop in for free cake, cookies and coffee. Also sign up to win door prizes! Stop in from 6:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thank you to all veterans for your service to this country and for keeping us safe here at home! The JMaurt's supply of fresh, bulk CHRISTMAS CANDY is in! OVER 2 O,OOO POUNDS OVER KINDS OF FRESH, BULK CANDY JELLIES, CHOCOLATE CANDLES, HARD CANDIES, SUGAR FREE CANDIES ONE OF THE LARGEST DISPLAYS OF CANDY IN THE STATE FRESH BULK PICKLED HERRING BULK CHEESES HEAD CHEESE Limited supply on some Mart00 varieties of candy. Closed Holidays and Sundays. Pisek, N. DeE. Sorry we do not accept 284- 6004 debn or credit cards. Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-6 pm Sat-8am-3 )rr