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April 25, 2013 Billings County Pioneer Page 3 Tourism leaders honored 00vith To file editor Governor's Traveland Tourism Awards oov. ,ac00 New 00a,em, o,o° • w"i00"foa,u00e, C:. tv00oun., starts Dalrymple and North Dakota De- Richardton, Taylor, Gladstone and 40 points of interest along the Old To the editor: partment of Commerce Tourism Di- vision Director Sara Otte Coleman announced this year's recipients of the Governor's Travel and Tourism Awards. Nine outstanding leaders in North Dakota's tourism industry were rec- ognized at the 2013 North Dakota Travel Conference in Grand Forks on April 17. Among the awards were: Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway, Tourism Organization of the Year. In 2012, vo.lunteers from Morton and Stark counties joined forces to cre- ate the Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway Committee. Together, they created and launched a multi-faceted tourism project that has had a posi- tive impact on towns along the Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway. The am- bitious project included a marketing plan and self-guided tour along the scenic byway to attract visitors to the communities of Mandan, Almont, Dickinson. The initiatives by this all- volunteer-comrrlittee have motivated visitors from all over the U.S. to get off the Interstate and visit these rural North Dakota communities, thereby increasing customers at local busi- nesses. Officially launched the first weekend of June 2012 with a 100- mile garage sale along the Old Red Trail (now an annual event the first Saturday of June), the project in- cludes: • A new, interactive website with data entered and updated on an on- going basis by each community along the Trail. • Print materials featuring the en- tire trail as well as its historic churches to visit. • Updatesto museums in some of the cities along the Trail. • Old Red Trail signage tO help travelers follow the trail between communities. Red Trail. Each point of interest is marked by a specially-designed sign, with telephone numbers to call to .hear a brief narrative of the high- lights for each city and pttraction. This project was funded with monies approved by the Morton County Commission, the Stark County Park Board, and the Mandan Visitor's Fund/Mandan City Com- mission after the Committee devel- oped the various aspects of the overall plan. The Bismarck/Mandan Develop- ment Association (BMDA) was a lead organization in assisting the committee with the project. BMDA staff assisted with funding sources, requests for proposals, web design, print projects, road signage and the Talking Trails audio stories. The Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway Committee has taken on the ongoing maintenance of and addition to the various aspects of the project. Beginning April 2, 2013, Golden Valley County began using a perma- nent burn ban that will automatically be in place whenever the Fire Range Index Guide indicates a fire danger index range of high, very high, or extreme. If. the fire danger range is high, very high, or extreme, a burn ban is in effect. If the fire danger range is medium or low, a burn ban is not in effect. It is important to remember to call before you burn in order to de- termine the fire danger index. - Dan Buchholz, Beach fire chief Freezer meals take heat off claily cooking In the Midwest, most of us have been looking out our windows at'a giant walk-in deep freeze since late fall. I think most would agree that we are ready for the outdoors to go through a "defrost cycle." However, instead of complaining about the weather, let's be inspired by it. If we are "cooped up" in our homes by ongoing snow, sleet or rain, we could use some of the time indoors to prepare meals ahead of time and freeze them. That way, when warm weather welcomes us outdoors, we can grab something homemade from our freezer. It can cook while yo u are gar- dening or mowing the lawn. Preparing a few meals at a time and freezing them has several advan- tages. If we have food ready to pop in the oven, then we are less likely to eat out. Meals in restaurants often cost three or more times the cost of prepar- ing them at home. Having meals in the freezer helps prevent the "what's for dinner?" dilemma. You have the main course ready to heat and serve. All you need to do is add a few items, such as a sa!!,,fruit and milk,, to .haven bal- anclaa .... , ,3.:: i ,-,  ,.. If you prepare your own "conve- nience food" at home, you also main- tain control over the ingredients that you use. For example, you can use re- ducedsodium or reduced-fat prod- ucts if you prefer. If you prefer &nchiladas with less "zing" you can adjust the spiciness of the salsa you use to create them. To add variety to your menus, you can try "meal exchanges." This works like a holiday cookie exchange. Try preparing an extra recipe of a casse- role and exchanging it for one a friend prepared. To expedite home food prepara- tion, you can set up an "assembly line" and encourage other household members to join in the fun of creating some meals. Turn on some music to energize your crew. Keep things moving smoothly with these tips: • Be sure you have space in your freezer before you begin. You may need to reorganize your storage area. • Gather freezer containers or freezer bags, marking pens and other supplies you need. You might prefer to use disposable foil pans, especially if you are exchanging meals with other people. • Check which ingredients you 'already have and then create a de- tailed shopping list that combines the ingredient amounts from all your recipes. For speedy shopping, organ- ize your list according to the layout of. your favorite grocery store. • Organize your workspace and assemble the tools and equipment you need. • Combine similar tasks. If sev- eral recipes require chopped onions, chop them all at once.: '.. Check out this handy freezer-meal planning publication from Utah State University Cooperative Extension. It provides a week of menus and prepa- ration instructions featuring chicken and ground beef. It's available , at For more information about nutri- tion, food safety and health, see or check out the Prairie Fare blog m. Here's a way to create some ready- to-go, single-serving burritos that just need to be heated in a microwave. Make Ahead and Freeze Black Bean and Rice Burritos 3 c. uncooked rice 3 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (l.25-ounce) package taco sea- soning 1 c. salsa 8 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded 8 ounces Monterey jack cheese, shredded 20 burrito-sized tortillas Salsa (at serving time) Cook the rice according to the package directions. In a colander, drain and rinse the black beans. In a large bowl, stir together the black beans and taco seasoning. Add the cooked rice and cheese and stir to combine. Fill the tortillas with the rice and beans. Wrap each burrito in plastic wrap and store in zip top freezer bags. Be sure your freezer maintains a temperature of 0 F or 1ower. For best quality, use within three months. To heat, remove plastic wrap from burrito and place in a microwave-safe container. Microwave for 1.5 to 2 minutes. Note: Microwave ovens vary, so experiment with your mi- crowave oven to determine a cooking time when the burrito is fully heated. Write it on the outside of the freezer bag for future reference. Makes 24 servings. Each serving has 350 calories, 9 grams (g) of fat, 54 g of carbohydrate, 14 g of protein and 730 milligrams of sodium. (Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., R.D., L.R 29., is a North Dakota State University Extension Service food and nutrition specialist and professor in the Department of Health, Nutri- tion and Exercise Sciences.) We. o,-e. .... • Basement Waterproofing • Basement Humidity & Mold Control • Basement Finishing • Slab and Sidewalk Lifting • Basement Structural Repairs • & Crawl Space Repair IJoseaemt It tloa SDededlst# ,..f,a.m. l tntmmt-Free   " " ; Th e ' Cro ods Rated "PG" Western View Apartments Beach, ND 2 Bedrooms Available * All Utilities Paid * Laundry Hookups * Income Based * No more maintenance!! * No more steps!! Call Sandy • 701-872-4248 Professionally Managed by Prairie Home Management 1-888-893-9501  TTY 1-800-366-6888 , J rn bans based on fire index - (701) 872-6662 - Gary Rising, Golva fire chief- (701) 690-1332, 872-3418, 872- 4644 - Aaron Brown, Sentinel Butte fire chief- (701) 872-6091 - Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office- (701) 872-4733 If a burn gets out of control and jumps to the property of another, you may be liable for damages and for the costs of fire suppression. In ad- dition, burning while a burn ban is in place constitutes a class B misde- meanor, which carries a maximum penalty of thirty days in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both. The fire range index is available at More information about fire dan- ger ' . is available at: -danger-awareness/ and here: sources/154/brochure-ruralfiredan- gerguide.pdf. For more information, please contact me at (701) 872-3917 or (701) 260-2705. - Brenda Frieze Golden Valley County emergency manager DSU invited l c) join new athletic conference This moming, the National Associ- ation of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) approved the formation of a new athletic conference which will be named the North Star Athletic Associa- tion (NSAA).The new conference is comprised of five universities in the Upper Midwest. The five schools that have actively been working on the new conference and are charter members in- clude: • Dakota State University of Madi- son, S.D. • Jamestown College of Jamestown, N.D. • Mayville State University of Mayville, N.D. • Presentation College of Aberdeen, S.D. • Valley City State University of Val- ley City, N.D. The five schools also announced today that they have invited Dickinson State University to join the new confer- ence beginning with the 2014-15 aca- demic year. "At this time we are exploring our options and will be evaluating whether or not to join the NSAA," said Dickin- son State University President, Dr. D.C. Coston. "The issues we will be putting focus on include: whether or not the al- liance will improve the academic expe- rience for our student athletes by allowing'for less travel; whether our athletes will have greater opportunity to compete in conference championships; and whether the long-term history of competition with members of the new conference will enhance the experi- ences of our student athletes, teams and those that support Dickinson State.", Dickinson State University is cur- rently a member of the NAIA's Frontier Conference. Human Services encourages change of BISMARCK - April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The N.D. De- partment of Human Services' Divi- sion of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services encour- ages North Dakotans to consider the role they can play in changing how people think about alcohol use and abuse• The department's Prevention Resource and Media Center created a video using a montage of news stories and headlines that shows the effects alcohol misuse can have on families and communities. This four-minute video is online at vlav6WA. Individuals are invited to share the video to help lead change in their communities. The Preventiofi Resource and Media Center has other resources available that illustrate the impact of substance abuse in our state and what communities can do to reduce and prevent binge drinking and drinking and driving. These educa- tional materials are free to North Dakota residents and can be shipped at no cost. To order online, go .html. "Alcohol abuse impacts us all," said Pamela Sagness, the depart- ment's prevention administrator. "Local communities are creating environments that encourage posi- tive change and the department has resources available to continue these efforts." North Dakota's alcohol issues extend beyond underage drinking. Social Services moving temporarily Billings/Golden Valley Multi- County Social Services will be moving temporarily to a portable office next to the ambulance build- ing in Beach, 67 2nd Ave SE. The Southwest District Health Nurse will be located in the ambulance building. Phone numbers will remain the same, (701) 872-4121. This move is expected to last 2-3 months while a sewer line is repaired, and a rest- room and handicapped accessible entrance is installed. The relocation starts April 25 until the project is done. alcohol culture Adults age 21 or older are the ma- jority (93 percent) of impaired driv- ers in N.D. fatal crashes and 44 percent of all adult arrests in the state are alcohol-related (DOT 2011; Crime in North Dakota, 2011). North Dakotans purchase higher volumes of alcohol per per- son (NIAA, 2000-2009) and adult binge drinking rates in the state are among the highest. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Van or Bus Service Billings County Golden Valley County Distance of 160 Miles CALL 701-872-3836 281 E MM - Beach ND 701-872-4362 Pull Bingo Black Tabs Jack Live Friday & Saturday Hours: Mon-Fri. 3pm-lam Sat. lpm-lam Happy Hour: Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-6:30pm Agri Insurance Inc. • Term Life Insurance • Universal Life Insurance Fixed Annuities • Index Annuities IRAs • Long-Term Care Ins. Bruce Ross 110 Central Ave. South, Beach, ND (701) 872-4461 (office) (Across from Bank of the West) (701) 872-3075 (home) BEACH BELFIELD month St. John the Baptist Catholic St. Peter's Lutheran - __i Beifield Baptist Church Church Rev. Scott Hojnacki . Rev. Robert Hlibichuk Rev. Dan Berg Worship Service: Sunday - 8aj  Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Mass: Saturday 4 p.m. St. Bernard's Catholic Cha  ay Bible Study: 10 a.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Rev. Bill Reulle  ]Ill FAIRFIELD Golden Valley Manor Chapel Flemetrius Ukrainian Saturday: Confessions 3-3PlP.z L • Pastor Ron Hudson of Calvary Mass: 4 p.m. / / ! Catholic Church Chapel Sunday: Confessions 7:30-8:1 a.a. L Rev. Taras Miles Mass: 8:30 a.m. [ nlivine Liturgy: 8 St. John Ukrainian slnd fourth Sundays, V-| st Sundays: 6:30, Communion, first Sunday in each month St. Paul's Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev. Scott Hojnacki Divine Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m. third Sunday School: 11:15 a.m. 10 a.m. on and L'Ai qk First Lutheran Church - ELCA r Pastor J.T. Burk Belfield L I Sunday School: 8:10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Beach Evangelical Church Pastor Ben Baker Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. United Community Church Pastor Warren Maxted Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday a.l . Liturgy: 8 a.m. on third and fifth Church Sunday m - ELCA derterle 8:30 a.m. xm., Wed. ;hurch (Located 25 miles southeast ,---,,,--unday Worship: 10:30 a.m. J I i I 1 IIIII Belfield) :st Ma- 's Catholi  "'---reh _--  ..... l y t; IL, l!U Sunday Worship: 11:45.a m on No Mass from November through first and third Sund:.j  _.l. '" April SENTINEL BUTTE Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor J.T. Burk Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. SOUTH HEART St. Mary's Catholic Church Rev. Bill Reuile Confessions before Mass Saturday Mass: 4 p.m. TROTTERS Trotters Church 1 st and 3rd Sunday of each month WIBA UX United Methodist Church Pastor Ruth McKenzie Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Calvary Temple, Assembly of God Pastor Reese Stephans Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church - ELCA Pastor J.T. Burk Sunday Worship: 11:15 a.m. Christian Fundamental Church Pastor Jeremy Stradley Stnday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. These schedules are brought to you by: 221N. 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