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Page 6March 3, 2011 Goehring: Livestoc:k owners should check their rations BISMARCK - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is encouraging livestock producers to make sure they are providing enou-h= high quality feed to their animals. "Pasture growth will likely be delayed and quality grass may not be awtilable until later in the spring because of the amount of snow on the ground and the harsh winter we have experienced so far," Goehring said. "'Producers need to focus on quality, not just quantity, in their feed rations to ensure that their ani- mals maintain proper body condi- tion as winter continues and stored feed may run short." Dr. Beth Carlson, deputy state veterinarian, said pregnant Cattle and horses especially need to be on a high phme of nutrition at the end of pregnancy' and in early lacta- tion. "Lactating animals that are not receiving a balanced ration will be unable to produce high quality milk and their offspring will be more sus- ceptible to illness and extreme weather conditions," she said. "Goehring said ensuring proper feed is more than just good animal husbandry, it is important for the industry's image. "The opposition to animal agri- culture is well-funded and grow- ing," he said. "We don't want to inadvertently provide them with ammunition for their propaganda." NRCS announces funding to renovate BISMARCK - Agriculture produc- ers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas are eligible to renovate shelterbelts and restore forested riparian buffers as pm't of two Cooperative Conrvation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) pmtxsals. The deadline to be considered for funding is April 8, 2011. Producers who wish to enroll in one of the CCPI proposals should con- tact their local Natural Resources Conservation Service field office. "'By partnering with the North Dakota Forest Service through the CCPI. we are helping farmers and ranchers maintain the benefits pro- vided by shelterbelts and riparian forests into the future," said Paul Sweeney, NRCS State Conservationist in North Dakota. These projects will work though the existing Environmental Quality Incentives Program to leverage additional services and resources from the state forestry agencies of North Dakota.. South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas as well as other non-federal partners, to imple- ment conservation on farms, ranch- es, and forest lands. "Many shelterbelts and riparian forests are no longer providing the benefits to agricultural producers shelterbelts that they have in the past. Renovation practices are need- ed to ensure shelterbelts control soil erosion, protect farmsteads, and con- serve energy while riparian forests improve water quality, stabilize stream banks, and reduce down- stream flooding," says North Dakota State Forester Larry Kotchman. Both t. PI proposals apply to all agricultural lands in the four states. North Dakota farmers and ranchers are encouraged to apply for funding to renovate shelterbelts and restore forested riparian buffers at their local NRCS Service Center until April 8. Southwest coalition Washington - Health Advocates from the area joined 2,800 sub- stance abuse prevention and treat- ment leaders fi'om across the coun- try at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's 21 st annual National Leadership Forum. This conference was held just outside of Washington D.C. from Feb. 7-10. During the four days, community leaders representing community coalitions from arotmd the world connected with their peers and learned new community problem-solving skills. Besides learning the latest strate- gies to prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, the coalition heard from national leaders, such as Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drag Control Policy, and Howard Koh, MD. Ph.D., assis- tant secretary of Health for the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. The coalition also had the oppor- tunity to meet and brief their state's congressman and women and sena- leaders attend national event "It was so exciting to be able to spend a week in our nation's Capitol, learning and honing our prevention skills so our com- munity can be a better place, one that doesn't suffer from the harms of drugs and alcohol abuse." Becky Byzewski DRIVERS- CRUDE OIL & DISPOSAL WATER tors on Capitol Hill about the importance of substance abuse pre- vention trading. They also took part in two Federal Town Hall meet- ings, featuring experts from various federal agencies. "It was so exciting to be able to spend a week in our nation's Capitol, learning and honing our prevention skills so our comnmnity can be a better place, one that does- n't suffer from the harms of drugs and alcohol abuse," said Becky Byzewski, Drag Free Communities director for the Southwest Coalition of Safe Communities. 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Most often to Houston. I would just once like to make a trip that was boring. Nothing happened. Nothing to write about. I didn't get lost. I found a room right by the highway. The roads weren't icy. The traffic through Dallas was no worse than Manning. But, alas gen- tle reader, that hasn't happened yet. And there is a load sitting in the yard waiting to go again. But, one thing about my trips, I have the opportunitY to meet some wonderful people. Like the girl I wrote about a year or so ago. At a Super 8. I was tired. Beat. I had a heavy load on and my headlights were shining straight in the air. The traffic was horrific. I ducked off the highway and found a motel. When I asked the young lady if they had a room for a "fat, tired, old man", she had flashed a wonderful smile, and replied, "Certainly! How far behind you is he?" I tell in love. And this last trip. Many of you are farmers and ranchers. And I suppose it isn't just us. But how many of you have had a break down on Saturday after- noon? I'm betting that I am not alone in this. And the chances of finding a mechanic, machine shop, and parts store...Well, the chances are pretty slim Anyway, it's Saturday after- noon. I'm south of Faith, South Dakota. Which is about as long a stretch of road with nothing but grass, wind, and cattle as you will find. I'm rolling along, thinking of, well, I'm not going to tell you. But anyway I was thinking. And then the pickup goes Ding! I look down at the dash. Something I guess I should do more of. The light says "Check Gages?" I do. My heat gage reads like a thousand! And since I was thinking, and driving in a straight line, I hadn't noticed that I had no power steering. Being of sound mind and body, I quickly deduced that I had lost a fan belt. I opened the hood. Which Work from home • Provide a valuable community service New child care providers needed. 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Robert Hlibichuk Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday Bible Study: 10 a.m. BEACH St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Rev. Russ Kovash Mass: Saturday 4:00 p.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday St. Paul's Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev. Scott Hojnacki Sunday Worship - 10:15 a.m. Sunday School - 11:15 a.m. First Lutheran Church - ELCA Pastor J.T. Burk Sunday School - 8:10 a.m. Sunday Worship - 9:30 a.m. Beach Evangelical Church Rev. Dr. James Isaac, pastor Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Worship - 10:45 a.m. United Community Church Pastor Warren Maxted Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. BELFIELD St. Bernard's Catholic Church Rev. Shannon G. Lucht Saturday Mass: 7 p.m. Confessions: 6:15-6:45 p.m. Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Homes 221 N. Meade Ave, 204 South Wibaux St. 53 1st Avenue S.E. Glendive, MT 59330 Wibaux, MT 59353 Beach, N.D. 58621 406-377-2622 or 406-796-2421 or 701-872-3232 or 1-800-368-2690 1-800-892-6424 www'sUvernale'silhafuneralh°me'c°m does me about as much good as jumping up and down and beating on the pickup with a shovel. There is a lot of stuff under that hood. It's not like looking at the engine on an A John Deere. And it isn't just a fan belt. It's what they call a "serpen- tine" belt. It winds around a bunch of stuff. It is evidently the thing they start with when they build a pickup. And eierything else is built around it. Now, I'm pretty much a mechanical failure. But, from my shop days in school, I kind of recall that if a belt comes off, for no rea- son, after a qua(ter million miles, there is something else wrong. Somewhere in that jumble of pul- leys, wires, and gadgets, there is a bearing out. Or something. So there I sit. In the middle of South Dakota. I soon discovered, after I quit crying, that I had phone service. If I walked up on a hill a half mile west of the highway. I'm a good walker. Ya. It was 40 above. A balmy day compared to what we had been hav- ing. And it was Saturday afternoon. Well, a rancher came by. And he knew much more than me. He determined that the tension pulley had come apart. Oh yeah. A dealer only part. Have you ever tried to reach a dealer 20 miles south of Faith on Saturday afternoon? Good luck! He did have a mechanics number. I talked to his wife. He was north of town working on a tractor and would be home in a couple hours. But there was no dealer within a hundred miles. The ranch- er had to go feed, so he left me there. Alone. South Dakota is a wonderful state. There is not a lot of trafficon that highway. But I will tell you that nearly every outfit that came by, stopped and inquired if I need- ed assistance. The rancher gave me his cell number and his home number. The mechanics wife offered to bring me a sandwich. One outfit offered to tow me. I don't know where to, but it was nice of him. Eventually, Will tracked down a mechanic in Dickinson that took a part off a pickup in the lot and brought it down. Four and a half hours on what looked like the middle of nowhere. But I found was the middle of • bunch of friends. Thanks everyone! Later, Dean Due to expanding business in the Bakken Field, Mannhaven Transport, L.L.C., of Center, ND is currently seeking DRIVERS with tract0r-trailer experience and a class A CDL with tanker & HAZMAT endorsements. Experience competitive wages and great benefits including medical insurance, life insurance, 401 (K), rotating schedule of five days on five days off, $25/hr day shift, $28/hr night shift, safety bonus paid semi-annually and more. Send a resume today and become an Mannhaven Transport, L.L.C. driver to mannhaventransport@westdv.com. 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Roger Dieterle Sunday Worship - 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday Union Congregational Church June, July and August only Sunday worship - 10:30 a.m. St. Mary's Catholic Church Saturdays 4:00 p.m. May 3 - end of Oct. No Masses dtmng winter months SENTINEL BUTTE Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor J.T. Burk Sunday Worship - 8 a.m. TROTTERS Trotters Church 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month W/BA UX United Methodist Church Pastor Ruth McKenzie Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Calvary Temple, Assembly of God Pastor Andy Lain Sunday Worship - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 am. Trinity Lutheran Church - ELCA Pastor J.T. Burk Sunday Worship - 11:15 a.m. Christian Fundamental Church Pastor Jeremy Stradley Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship - 11 a.m. J. WOSEPKA, P.C. CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Licensed In North Dakota and Montana 41, Central Ave. South P.O. Box 970 Beach, North Dakota 58621 701-872-4321 Buckboard Inn Beach ND • 701-872-4794 f