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DECEMBER 12, 2012 THE PRESS PAGE 5 DD TTE' A -m A ~T]l'~ A 17" ]1'~n ,M-~ 71AIr ]nb ~1 a'-~ 1"7 B Years Later: A Salute to the Veter- chose to enlist in the anny because ans of the Vietnam War". "a friends and neighbor in Fore- They featured 53 veterans of the man, N.D.. Marine PFC Cleo Vietnam War from across the corm- Levang was killed in 1967.- try. There between the pages next He said that he experienced to the likes of Sell. John McCain some close calls and witnessed the and Sen. John Kerry in this national hon'ors of combat. All of which he publication was Park River Mayor "bottled up" until the 1990s when Dan Stenvold. he decided to speak up for all other Stenvold said that when the veterans like himself. He now is managing editor of USA Today in the president of the Vietnam Veter- New York called him, he was sure ans of America North Dakota State that it was a joke. He told Sten- Council. Stenvold said that it is void that it wasn't hard to find him. through his work with that organi- One Google search and the name zation that he knew about ten other that popped up over and over again noted veterans in the publication. in the list of recognized Vietnam He has been to Washington D.C. veterans was fight in Park River. 82 times to ensure that veterans get N.D. the treatment and programs they Jonathan,El!is of the Argus deserve. Leader in Sioux Falls. S.D. inter- "The Country has shown that viewed Stenvold for the national we have learned one of the most newspaper and his story ended up important lessons to come out of on page 41 of the 48 page tribute the Vietnam War---the debt we listing veterans by region for all 50 owe to those who fight and die for states and Washington D.C. our freedoms." said Panetta. "Let Stenvold. who served three tours us always remember that debt on of duty between 1968 and '71, ex- this Veterans Day and every plained to the reporter how he day." order. The first order of business for the newly foiled board was to elect of- ricers. Diana Hahn was elected president unopposed and Brad Brummond was elected vice president, he also was unopposed. Because the reorganization plan called fbr Park River Area staffing to remain the same as Park River staffing, both Park River Business Man- ager Rebecca Svbodny and Park River Superintendan! Kirk Ham were hired to Park River Area Schools without any objections. Ham addressed the board with an update on the reorganization and it's progression. He said that he has studied the reorganization section of North Dakota Century Code and had ]net with Valley-Edinburg Super- intendent John Oistad on how they proceeded with their reorganization to ensure that Park River Area Schools go through all of the proper steps and follow the laws. Hahn said that she and Ham recently had a meeting with the Adams School Board President Julie Skoheim and the Adams-Edmore Supefin- tendant Frank Schill. She indicated that the meeting went well. One matter in the reorganization, which was reported on by WDAZ in November. was over a meeting held in Adams regarding the spending down of reserves to go toward improvements in the Adams Gynmasiuln. which would be used as a community center. Ham told the board members that his understanding was that the sell- ing of assets was not legal and the spending down of reserves on non- school expenses was not to be allowed unless approved by a county com- mittee. Ham said that with the districts becoming one, they are dealing with a lot of gray areas, and so far, the attitud,e ,vgr, bpard to sit,back and let the discussiop .h, open ' " .......... , ..... Tbero!e:ottlae Park Rwer Area 5cltool Board, tmtfl July 1, Is very lim- ited. Tliey will be having meetings on an as needed basis to discuss staffing and curriculmn. WASHINGTON, D.C. rolled out. The rule became of this new change in the pose problems, they said, this news from USDA, we - Senator John Hoeven effective in March and ina- rules over the next especially for students in believe the new flexibility (R-N.D.) said the U.S. De- plementation began this fall days. low income families, stu- should be permanent, rather partment of Agriculture has with the new school year. Hoeven and Pryor had dents in athletics programs agreed to modify the new In response to the sena- said they were concerned or students in school dis- than for just the 2012-2(113 National School Lunch and tors' request, the USDA in- about strict calorie limits, tricts with limited operating school yem; and we will Breakfast Program reqmre- Ibnned Hoeven in a letter protein sufficiency, in- budgets. Moreover, they continue to press that case." ments in response to a bi- late Friday that it has lifted creased costs and lack of said it may be difficult tbr Other senators who partisan letter that Hoeven its strict limitations on flexibility to adapt the pro- all students to get adequate and Arkansas Senator Mark caloric intake of gwains and grant to the individual protein to feel full through- signed on to the letter in- Pryor (D-Ark.) spearheaded starches, as well as protein, needs of some students. The out the school day. Protein clude: Sens. James lnhofe in November requesting which will lend signifi- senators said the new rule is an important nutrient tbr (R-Okla.), Kent Conrad (:B- changes, cantly more flexibility to adopted a one-size-fits-all growing children. N.D.), Mike Enzi .(R- Hoeven and Pryor said schools and students, espe- approach to nutrition, leav- "I'm grateful to Secre- Wyo.), John Tester the request was prompted cially athletes. Theseing some students hungry TVilsack for recognizing by numerous correspon- changes are in place only and some school districts that the rules need to allow (D-Mont.), John Thune (R- dences from parents, school for the 2012-2013 school frustrated with the addi- for individual differences S.D.), John Barrasso {R, board members, superin- year. tional expense, paperwork among children andthe pre- Wyo.), Jerry Moran tendents, and other con- All schools across theand nutritional research rogatives of loc,-d school (R-Kans.) and Dan Coates cerned community country that participate in necessary to meet federal districts, and resources members expressing their the federal school meals requirements, available to them," Hoeven (R-Ind.) and Tint Johnson frustration as the new rule is program will receive notice The rule had appeared to said. "While we welcome (D-S.D.). BISMARCK, N.D. - Sen. Joe Miller, R-Park Miller expects a good steady work environ- ed in 2008 serving former Dist. 16 and was re- Rive], will lead the North Dakota Senate Agfi- ment for the committee, cently re-elected after redistricting put him in Dist. culture Committee this upcoming session. "AgricultLu'e has seen its share of partisan mo- 10. Miller represents District 10 in the legislature ments in the past, but I am very pleased with the which includes Pembina, Cavalier, and Western attitudes and l aowledge of the comanittee mem- The Committee willbe made up of Senators: Walsh counties, bers and the agricultm'e communitv. There is a Chair Joe Miller, R- Dist. 10 Park River "I am gratefid to nay colleagues for the op- desire to work through problems and not create Vice Chair Larry Luick, R- Dist. 25 Faumont portunity to lead this committee. Agriculture is new ones." he said. Joan Heckaman, D- Dist. 23 New Rockford still the backbone of our economy and an ira- Miller is a fanner and grows corn. dry edible portant part of my community and my own life," beans, soybeans and wheat. He and his family Jerry Klein, R- Dist. 14 Fessenden said Miller. lama near Fordville. Miller. 29, was first elect- Oley Larsen, R-Dist. 3 Minot your step: winterice, GRAND FORKS, N.D. --- With winter weather here, outdoor wildlife and recreational activities switch from hunting to ice fishing and snow- mobiling. Winter anglers and riders are encouraged to consider early ice conditions before traveling onto and across area lakes. Keep in mind: Snow insulates ice. hampering solid ice fom ation, and makes it dif- ficult to check thickness. Snow also hides the blemishes, such as cracked. weak and open water areas. , Avoid crack , pressm'e ridges, slushy or darker areas that signal thin- ner ice. The same goes for ice thattbrmS around partially submerged trees, brush, elnbankments or other Structures. Ice thickness is not consistent and can vary significantly even in a a good idea to double these figures to be safe: 4 inches tbr a group walk- ing single file; 6 inches for a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle: 8-12 inches for an automobile; and 12-15 inches for a pickup/truck. These tips could help save a life: Wear a personal flotation device and carry a cell phone. Carry ice picks or a set of screwdrivers to pull y0urself back on the ice if you fall through. If someone breaks through the ice, call 911 immedi'ately. Rescue at- tempts should employ a long pole, board, rope, blanket or snowmobile suit. If that's not possible, throw the victim a life jacket, empty water jug or other buoyant object. Go to the victim as a last resort, but do this by ' z, 7 small area. Ice shouldn t be judged-by appearance alone. Anglers should tbnning a human chain where rescuers lie- on ,the ice with each person drill test holes as they make their 4ay out on the lake, and an ice chisel holding the feet of the person in front. - i ,, sttou| b,u t to eg k.J c i - s hile,mgvin around. To treat hypothermia, replace wet clothing witlI [oJtfi t,. n im- Dady ter petararechanges to expand and c tract, affect- mediatelyJrgis gfh ti ..Na[aospital. " " i The tbllowifig ini immns are recommended for travel on clear-blue partment in 'collabo tion "Safe Kids Gr id P ks. For,mor"L for- lake ice,formed early in the winter it's lnation, COlttact Safe Kids Grand Forks at safekids@altru:org ND Attorney BISMARCK, N.D. The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division is alerting North Dakota residents about another phishing scam. Numerous people across the state have reported receiving a recorded telephone message stating that.th, ei .acc0unt has been locked because of sus- pi iousactivity, and they should dial "'1" to find ouf-,iiaor6 information. Some calls specifically name "Gate City Bank." while other recorded mes- sages claim the suspicious activity relates to a Visa or Master Card. If the consumer responds to the recorded message, they are instructed to enter the bank account or credit card number. This is another variation of the "phishing" scams, designed to trick the recipient into giving out the account or credit card infomaation so that the scare artist can empty the account or make fraudulent charges to the credit card. The current fake recorded messages claim to be from "Gate North Dakota, whichputs them beyond the reach City Bank," but the scant artists will change the of state and local law entbrcement agencies. name of the bank fi'equently in the hope they can The Consumer Protection division reminds con- continue to use the scare in North Dakota. sumers: If you receive a recorded message claim- The scam artists use random dialer equipment, ing that your account .has been locked, do not which is why some people are reporting receiving respond to the message even if you believe it might these calls on their cell phones or on phone num- be legitimate. Instead, call the customer service bers registered on the do not call list. Unfortu- number printed on the back of your bank card or nately, these scare artists are located outside of credit card. Your ad ,oes here! Call 2 S 4-6 3 3 3 today for rates. THE GMC HOLIDAY EVENT JOB OPENING: has an immediate job opening for an Ag Diesel Mechanic. 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