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i IMUNITY THEWALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 20 7 Page 5 WASHINGTON -- The U.S. payments are part of the $8 billion Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2016 ARC and PLC payments recentlyz announced that starting that started in October to assist en- Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers rolled producers who suffered a with base acres in the Agriculture loss of revenue or price, or both. Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Over half a million producers will Coverage (PLC) safety net pro- receive ARC payments and over a gram may enroll for the 2018 crop quarter million producers will re- year. The enrollment period will end ceive PLC payments for 2016 on Aug. 1, 2018. crops." "Since shares and ownership of The ARC and PLC programs a farm can change year-to-year, were authorized by the 2014 Farm producers must enroll by signing a Bill and offer a safety net to agi- contract each program year," said cultural producers when there is a Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting substantial drop in prices or revenues Administrator Steve Peterson. "I en- for covered commodities. Covered courage producers to contact their lo- commodities include barley, canola, cal FSA office to schedule an ap- pointment to enroll." large and small chickpeas, corn, The producers on a farm that are crambe, flaxseed, grain sorghum, not enrolled for the 2018 enrollment lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, period will not be eligible for fi- dry peas, rapeseed, long grain rice, nancial assistance from the ARC or medium grain rice (which includes PLC programs for the 2018 crop short graJn and sweet rice), safltower should crop prices or farm rev- seed, sesame, soybeans, sunflower enues fall below the historical price seed and wheat. Upland cotton is no or revenue benchmarks established longer a covered commodity. For by the program. Producers who more details regarding these pro- made their elections in previous grams, go to years must still enroll during the arc-plc. 2018 enrollment period. For more information, producers "This week FSA is issuing ap- are encouraged to visit their local proximately $850 million in rice FSA office. To find a local FSA of- STATEWIDE--From October Funding for additional traffic 13 through October 31, law en- safety enforcement is provided by forcement agencies across the state federal grant money distributed deployed extra patrols to prevent un- through the North Dakota Depart- derage drinking. A total of 114 ci- ment of Transportation. High-visi- tations were attributed to the added bility enforcement for traffic safety patrols, including 13 counts of mi- is one element of a collaborative ef- nor in consumption, nine counts of fort to eliminate motor vehicle minor in possession, seven open deaths in North Dakota. container citations, six driving un- Learn more about traffic safety der the influence (DUI) arrests and initiatives at ten drug-related citations, or join the conversation on the Traffic stops by the added patrols Code for the Road Facebook or also resulted in two felony arrests, Twitter page. Memorials to North six warrants served, and 13 speed- Dakota crash fatalities can be seen ing tickets, at North Dakota State Law for Breastfeeding in the Workplace Allow flexible break times for expression of milk Provide a clean, private space (other than a rest- room) for pumping/nursing Access to a clean water source for washing hands and cleaning breast pump equipment Providing a place for storing breast milk, such as a refrigerator or a cooler brought by the employee cancer, ovarian cancer, and child- to prevent cancer, save fives and ira- hood leukemia, prove the quality of lives of North Cancer is the second leading Dakotans. cause of death in North Dakota. Together, we wiU make the vision Through the partnership with Walsh of a cancer-free North Dakota a re- County WIC andAbby West, LRD ality. with Life Skills and Transitional For more information please Center, projects such as promoting contact Carly Ostenrude at 701-352- infant-friendly workplaces are vital 5139 or BISMARCK, N.D. -- During the week ofCommunity foundations are independent, grow their community fund into an incredible November 12-18, 2017, the North Dakota public entities that connect businesses and in- resource for their area." Community Foundation (NDCF) will join dividual donors who want to be philanthrop- In addition to their community endowment more than 780 community foundations across ic with local nonprofits that are the heart of funds, NDCF also manages a variety of oth- America celebrating Community Foundation strong, vibrant communities, er types of charitable funds including schol- Week. For 28 years, the effort has raised aware- NDCF expects to grant out over $3 million arships, donor-advised funds, and agency en- ness about the increasingly important role of in 2017 through its various funds. These grants dowment funds, which support specific char- these philanthropic organizations in fostering are used in a variety of ways to improve the ities in the state. NDCF's Statewide Greatest local collaboration and innovation to address quality of life for North Dakota residents. Needs Fund recently awarded over $150,000 persistent civic and economic challenges. Some examples of 2017 grants include: in grants across North Dakota. As a part of Community Foundation Week, A $700 grant from the Cavalier Commu- Community foundations represent one of NDCF is supporting the National Philanthro- nity Foundation to bring in the Missoula the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. py Day activities in Fargo on November 16. Children's Theatre program so that kids in their Every state in the United States is home to at NDCF currently administers community en- school system could participate in a theatre pro- least one community foundation--large and dowment funds for 64 community foundations duction, small, urban and rural--working to advance so- in North Dakota, including the most recent ad- A $3,250 grant from the Finley Commu- lutions on a wide range of social issues. For dition in 2017: the Hankinson Community En- nity Endowment Fund to the Finley Wildlife community foundations at NDCF, each fund dowment Fund in southeast North Dakota. Club for expenses related to the Youth Pheas- has an advisory committee made up of local Community foundations at NDCF in this ant Hunt. residents that recommend grant awards to the part of the state include A $475 grant from the Strasburg Area projects and programs they believe will make The Grafton Community Endowment Community Foundation to the Strasburg Care Fund, established in 1981, Center for a controlled-access door locking sys- the most significant impact in their area. The Park River Area Community En- tem to improve security. The State of North Dakota encourages dowment Fund, established in 1983, A $1,000 grant from the Garrison Area donors to direct their philanthropic dollars to- * The Drayton Area Community Foundation, Community Foundation to support the Skyfest ward endowment funds such as the community established in 2005, Over Fort Stevenson event, foundations at NDCF through a 40% State Tax The Cavalier Community Foundation, es- A $2,000 grant from the Tioga AreaCredit. tablished in 2005, Community Foundation to the Tioga Medical Community Foundation Week, created in The Larry J. Wilwant Fund for Pembina, Center to convert a room in the facility into a 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush, ND, established in 2007, and Chapel. recognizes the work of community foundations The Walhalla Area Community Founda- A $2,935 grant from the Richardton Area throughout America and their collaborative ap- tion, established in 2009. Community Foundation to the Richardton proach to working with the public, private, and "Community foundations are an investment Saddle Club to make improvements to their are- nonprofit sectors to address community prob- in the future of your town," said Kevin Dvo- na. lems. rak, President & CEO of NDCF. "They pro- "These grants are possible because residents For more information or to inquire about es- vide resources for the projects and programs and businesses have supported their commu- tablishing a community foundation for your that improve the quality of life for communi- nity fund over the years," said Dvorak. "All hometown, contact Kevin Dvorak at 701- ty residents." of those donations and gifts added together 222-8349. 1R~z=v.-- -::-:v=d.=.=- :-'.G~.G d. Photos: Submitted the grant checks on Oct. 26. NDCF Development Direc- tors Amy Wamke-Stromsodt of Grand Forks, Kam Geiger of Bismarck, and John Heinen of Dickinson also participated in the presentations, as well as various NDCF board members from across the state. Established in 1976, the NDCF is a public, non-profit tax- exempt corporation, which receives and distributes chari- table funds to support a wide range of programs that ben- efit North Dakotans. It currently manages over $70 million in assets in over 600 component funds, including local com- munity foundations, agency endowment funds, donor-ad- vised funds, and scholarships. It has made over $65 mil- lion in grants since its inception with the mission of im- proving the lives of North Dakota citizens and their com- munities through charitable giving and promoting philan- thropy. Top Left: Kevin Dvorak presents'a check to Marlys Boll of Ox Tr-as Soaay. TOP Langerud, Bruce Langenxl, Tom MuUen, and Dawn Eckhardt wore on hand to accept a $5,000 check from Kevin Dvorak in support of the Gardar Hall Restoralion Project. Bottom Right: (Front) Lankin Mayor Francis Praska and City Audi- tor Marilyn Praska. (Back) Council Members Sean Hjelle, John Shirek, and Dennis Brodina received a grant to restore the city community building. ;H COUNTY Stay connected, subsc In county Out of county Out of state $34 $38 $42 To started call 7Ol-284-6333. I Including Chocolate, Strawberry, Carmel & Raspberry Cheesecakes, Strawberry Greek Yogurt Parfait, Oreo Chocolate Mousse and and Strawberry Surprise. North SCar Kitten Monday-Saturday: 6am-9pm Sunday: lOam-9pm Hot Stuff Pizza Large Pan Single Topping Pizzas $12 Subs, Sandwiches, Appetizers, Salads available )rdeg' Noon Specials Mon - Chinese Cuisine Tues - Tacos *Wed - Turkey *Thurs - Roast Beef :Fri - Chicken Fried Steak potatoes and veggies ahead (7Ol) 284-7007 P.O. 49 Park River, ND 58270 n