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DECEMBER 5, 2012 THE PRESS PAGE 5 ,, ', ND smoke-free law to go into effect Dec. 6, Walsh County Health District to offer transitional resourses GRAFTON, N.D. -- North Dakota's new smoke-flee law ............. passed by over two-thirds of North Dakota voters ......... will take eflbct on December 6. The new law sU'ength- ens North Dakota's existing smoke- free law by making all public places smoke free. The new law -- initiated by an independent grassroots organization known as Smoke-riee North Dako- ta -- will protect everyone from ex- posure to secondhand smoke in all enclosed public places and places of elnployment, including restaurants, bars, truck stops, guest rooms and common areas within hotels and 1hotels. health care facilities, long- teml and assisted living centel:% a31d licensed adult day care thcilities. In addition, smoking is prohibited within 20 t:et ofenmmces, exits, op- erable windows, air intakes and ventilation systems attached to en- closed public places and places of employnlent. The use of electronic cigarettes is also prohibited in areas where smoking is not allowed. This new law also covers all workplace vehicles. Walsh Cotmty Health District and the ND Center tbr Tobacco Pre- vention and Control Policy (the Center) will be providing educa- tional resources to the public and businesses to assist with the transi- tion into the smoke-free law. Re- source infonnation will be available at Walsh Cotmty Health District and www.breathend.com. "'We're extremely pleased that the people of North Dakota voted in fa- vor of smoke-flee air," said Sharon Laxdal with Walsh County Health District. The Walsh County Health District will work with local busi- ness owners to make sure imple- mentation of the new law goes smoothly. For more information about the smoke-free law, contact Walsh County Health District at 701-352- 5139 or the Center tbr Tobacco Pre- vention & Control Policy at 1-877- 277-5090 or info@breathend.com. Afternoon of good holiday cheer planned at Pembina State Museum Open House PEMBINA, N.D. -- The Pem- bina State Museum will welcome the winter holiday season during its ninth annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 9 from 2 to 4 p.ln. Visitors can make their own Christmas ornaments and decorate the tree. Music will be provided by the Stegman Ihmily fiom Neche, and crafts and games tbr children will be available. All events, including admission to the seven-story observation tower that overlooks the Red River Valley, are free and open to the public. The open house is spon- sored by the State Historical Soci- ety of North Dakota and the Fort Pembina Historical Society, Members of the Fort Pembina Historical Society will supply hol- iday goodies, coffee, and cider. They will also be on hand to an- swer questions about the organi- zation and give updates on tim group=s ongoing project tO restore the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 1o- planting, to harvest, and finally cated in Pembina. preservation. Historic garden ira- Managed by the State Historical plements and original seed cata- Society, the 12,000-square-foot logs are featured. Pembina State Museum houses Two of the Pembina State Mu- two museum galleries. The pemm- seum's unique features are a seven- nent exhibit gallery features 100 story observation tower that offers million years of regional history visitors a beautiful view of the Red from the Cretaceous Period to con- River Valley and a Travel Infor- temporary times. The second mationCenter. gallery houses temporary and trav- The Pembina State Museum is eling exhibits highlighting regional located off Exit 215 on 1-29 at and state history. Pembina, ND. Admission is free. Visitors will see the exhibit, There is no charge for children "How Does Your Garden Grow? ages 12 and under to visit the ob- Gardening in North Dakota." Short servation tower. The tower charge growing seasons and cold winters for youth ages 13 to 18 is 50 cents, have always challenged North and $2 for adults. It is open year- Dakota gardeners. From native round, closed on New Year's Day, Mandan and Hidatsa gardeners to Easter, Thanksgiving and Christ- the modem NDSU extension oil mas. rices, people have worked to pro- For more information, call the duce fruit and vegetable varieties Pembina State Museum at that are cold-hardy, fast-growing, 701.825.6840 or visit the State His- and drought resistant. This exhibit toricai Society of North Dakota follows a garden's progress from website at history.nd.gov. "Hugo's Donates $2500 to Park River Arena Ice Plant Fundraiser Photo: Submitted Above: L to R: Grafton Hugo's Manager Francis Richard presents $2500 check to Tim Nelson of Park River Hockey and Jerri Bennington of Park River Figure Skaters. The contribution will go toward the new ice plant. The project totals over $200,000. The groups will continue the fundraising efforts throughout the hockey and figure skating season. a new book every month. That en- tire amount goes towards the books and not to anything else. Kovarik said that if a child is signed up right after being born, they can 60 books before they even start school. She said that they are accepting applicants now. To help with fundraising, the li- brary is hosting a "Crazy Christ- mas Sweaters for a Cause" day on Friday, Dec. 21 at the high school and they will be extending the in- vitation out to local businesses to don their wackiest holiday attire tbr $10 per person. .J Another way businesses or community lnembers can get in- volved is by sponsoring a child for the year for $25. Kovarik said that they have re- ceived some donations already to go toward the program, and some have sponsored a child outright According to the Imagination Library website, the goal of the program is to help children de- velop an earlier love of reading which in turn helps them do better in their future life. "Reading is the tbundation for everything else, so the sooner you can develop the love of books the better they'll be," said Kovarik. The library has established a committee to come up with other ways to gain funding and is look- ing for sponsors for the children or donors to the program. 1"o donate to the program or register your child, contact Park River School and Public Library tbr more intbr- mation at 284-6116 or Lois at Park River Elementary at 284-6550. So thr, Walsh County Imagina- tion Library programs have been introduced in Grafton and Park River. Annie's ProJect: Progaram to help farm women, become farm ph00ers starts in January FARGO, N.D. -- Annie's Project, a six- The program will be delivered to all sites * Insurance needs, including crop insur- contacting Annie's Project state coordina- ago,'" Huot says. week program that helps fama women be- by a combination of interactive television ance tor Willie Huot at (701) 780-8229 or This program is made possible by sev- corne better business partners in their farm and local presenters. The program provides * Personnel management willie.huot@ndsu.edu, or by contacting any eral statewide sponsors, including the or ranch operation, will be held throughout comprehensive infornlation on key fann * Business plans, and why and how to of the site facilitators listed on the website. NDSU North Dakota for the seventh year. management topics such as: develop them Online registration also is available on the Extension Service, AgCountry Farm The 2013 program starts the week of * How bankers make loan decisions The cost is $100 per person for registra- website. Jan. 21 at six locations: Grand Forks, Fargo, * Tracking expenses and income for tions received before Jan.7. A $35 late fee The program received very high reviews Credit Services (Fargo and Grand Forks), Linton, Mandan, Watford City and Elgin. businesses and families will be added after that date. Those inter- from the more than 1,000 women who have Farm Credit Services of Mandan, Farm This North Dakota State University Ex- * Mastering spreadsheets ested in the program should register early participated in the program dining the past Credit Services of North Dakota (Minot), tension Service project gives women the * Land rental agreements because seating is limited at all sites, six years. North Dakota Grain Growers and North skills and confidence to become more ac- * Retirement, farm transfer and estate More information about the program, as "The most frequent comment made by Dakota Fann Service Agency. In addition, tively involved in their business's decision- planning well as registration details, is available at participants at the end of the project is, 'I many local sponsors at each location help making process. * Grain and livestock marketing http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/anniesproject, by wished I would have taken this course yem.s offset the program costs. Your ad goes here! 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