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"This is another great example of a 'public-private part- nership" that works to benefit all of us," said Goehring, who is a third-generation farmer himself• The North Dakota Centennial Farms Program celebrates North Dakota's.agricultural heritage by recogntzing families that have lived on and/or owned their farms or ranches for at least 100 years. The program was started in 1988 by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and turned over to the Lewis & ClaPk Fort Mandan Foundation in 2009. The interac- tive Centennial Farms display allows visitors to search the entire database of Centennial Farms across the state. "Agriculture is such an impor- tant part of North Dakota's histo- ry," said David Borlaug, President of the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation. +'Centennial Farms is all about honoring the generations of farmers who have helped make North Dakota what it is today." Also on hand for the unveiling were representatives of sponsors and partners who worked with the Foundation to fund and support Centennial Farms. North Dakota Farmers Union vice president Bob Kuylen said, "It's not an easy task, maintaining the farm for 100 years or more, and we're glad to see the Foundation giving credit to these hard working families•" Farmers Union• along with Farmers Union Insurance, is the "founding spon- sor" of the program, according to Borlaug. "'Farmers Union was there for us from the very beginning with a generous gift and pledge of future support that has helped make this all possible." said Borlaug. Representatives of Touchstone Energy Partners included Mike Eggl, Basin Electric Power Cooperauve; Kevin Fee. Minnkota Power Cooperative and Kent Brick. North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives. Great River Energy is also part of the Touchstone sponsorship. "Touchstone Energy Partners have been with our Foundation from the very beginning, helping make our work possible." said Borlaug. "We're grateful ['or this continued support as we embark on another adventure.'" The display in the first phase of a project that also includes a new interpretive wing dedicated to North Dakota's agrarian heritage, Borlaug said that additional part- ners and sponsors are being solicited and the program will grow to include a website and events throughout the state. Families who are interested in nominating their farm as a Centennial Farm will find an application l'orm on the Foundation's website. www.FortMandan.com, or by call- ing 877-462-8535. The new interactive Centennial Farms display is located in the newly-remodeled Lewis & Clark 400,000 acres added to wildlife initiative USDA North Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Aaron Krauter says that FSA has allocated an additional 400,000 acres nationwide to the State -Acres" for Wi fdlife Ftmhnrnnt SA program ttiimpro,ves habitat for high-pri- ority wildlife species. "SAFE is a voluntary conserva- tion initiatives that provides an opportunity for grassroots conser- vation partners to develop related projects to address high priority wildlife needs through habitat restoration " said Krauter. SAFE project area proposals are being accepted for the purpose of improving habitat for the designat- ed wildlife species in new areas as well as possibly expanding current SAFE project areas by requesting additional acreage. SAFE project sponsors must submit all project proposals as soon as possible as the State Technical Committee is scheduled to complete the propos- al review process on May 23, 2012. The North Dakota FSA State Committee will complete the final review and submit recommended proposals to the National FSA Office for final evaluation no later than June 1,2012. Various conservation practices currently offered under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) are fine-tuned through the SAFE proposal to improve, con- nect or create higher-quality wildlife habitats by promoting healthier ecosystems in the project areas identified as essential to the effective management of high pri- ority wildlife species. Krauter added, "Once a project proposal is approved and acreage allocated, .the +SAFE- program is implemented through a continuous CRP signup allowing USDA to accept producer acreage offers Standings Racing News Racing Trivia Last Week's Sprint Cup Race: Capital City 400 Results Rent this space for only a few dollars a week. Call 872-3755 for more details today/ "rate Wieferich, Sidney, competes in goat tying at last year's youth rodeo. (Courtesy Photo) Interpretive Center in Washbunl. For more information, visit Ellen Wznick, Richland County www.fortmandan.com. Rodeo Club secretary, said. Many benefits will be the same as previous years including the same high quality of prizes and top quality stock. Awards will include saddles for the girls and boys all- around winners and buckles for first-place winners. Each pee wee is awarded a prize along with boys and Youth rodeo opened By Bill Vander Weele Of the Sidney Herald SIDNEY, Mont. - The Richland County Rodeo Club is offering a youth rodeo again this year, it's just different and a new format than in past years. After refusing the assigned date of a weekend in late April by the high school association because of weather concerns, the Richland County Rodeo Club decided to hold an open youth rodeo instead on June 2-3. The move means participants won't need to be sanctioned by either the high school association or youth rodeo association in order to compete at the June 2-3 rodeo at the Richland County Fairgrounds. "We're opening it up to any com- petitor in any state or Canada." "'Everything will be run the same it will follow high school and YRA rules," Wznick said. "We're still the only rodeo in the state that offers saddles for all-around and buckles for first place." In the past. between 100-120 participants took part in the rodeo held in Richland County• Deadline for entry is May 21. Entry tbrms can be found at www.facebook.com/R.CR.C.OPE NYouthRodeo or at the Sidney year-round." As with other Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) initia- tives, the land and producer must meet certain eligibility require- ments. Once approval of the SAFE project is announced: inter- ested landowners can submit offers to voluntarily enroll qualifying acres in a SAFE project/CRP con- tract for a term of 10 to 15 years• In exchange• SAFE/CRP program participants receive annual rental payments, project incentives and cost-share assistance to establish habitat-enhancing natural covers on eligible land. For additional SAFE project area details or other questions, please contact your local FSA Office. up to any state "We're opening it up to any competi- tor in any state or Canada." Ellen Wznick Richland County Rodeo Club secretary Herald or email richlandcounty- rodeoclub@gmail.com "It could be a big rodeo, espe- cially with the prizes we offer," Wznick said, and she mentions there is still a need for volunteers. High school action will start at 9 a.m. each day with junior and pee- wee to begin one hour after the high school division is completed. Events for senior boys will • include saddle bronc, bareback rid- ing, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie- down roping and team roping. Senior girls' events are team roping. barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and breakaway roping. Junior boys' events are steer rid- ing. breakaway roping, team roping, flag racing and goat tying. Events girls all-around buckles. Stock will for junior girls are team roping. be provided by Brookman Rodeo:: breakaway roping, goat tying, barrel andDuane Ozar[C " + : racing and pote'bending. +. - Pee wee events are flag rcing, goat tying, barrel racing and pole bending. They also received all- , around buckles. "We're hoping that youth who haven't tried events in a rodeo set- ting because they aren't members of an organization, will try it at this rodeo," Wznick said. NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, an election will be held for the purpose of electing one member to represent director dis- trict #1 and one member to represent director district #2 on the Billings County School Board for a term of three years. Candidates must be res- idents of director district #1 or # 2, but will be voted upon at large in the entire school district. Director district # 1 is comprised of all of townships 137-102,138-102, 139-102, and 140-102. Director district # 2 is com- )rised of all of townsh ps 137-100 and 101, 138-100 and 101, 139-100 and 101, and 140-100 and 101. Polls will be open from 11:00AM to 7:00 PM. MDT. Polling places will be Prairie School and DeMores School. You must vote in your assigned )recinct• A map showing the precincts for each polling place is shown in this newspaper. If you wil not be able to go to the polls on election day, applications for absentee ballots will be available at the District office in Medora or by calling 623-4363 or 623-4351. In order to allow time for mailing of ballot applications and ballots please make your request for absentee ballots as soon as possible. Darlene Mitchell, Business Manager Billings County School District Voting Frecincts for B/l/ings County School DlsO'gt Electlotr ..... =_. 44t,,-t  441.olw T 11N-RmW eqtew Area oil activity report Following is a report for the week of April 22-28: PERMIT: #22812 CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC., FLYING W 1-25H, NENW 25-144N-99W, BILLINGS CO., 230' FNL and 2030' FWL, WC, WILDCAT, 'Tight Hole', 2582' Ground, API #33-007-01737 WELL FILE REQUESTED AND APPROVED FOR CONFI- DENTAL STATUS: #21697 - WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION, RED- MOND FEDERAL 21-28TFH, NENW 28-140N- 100W. BILLINGS CO., BAKKEN CONFIDENTIAL WELL PLUGGED OR PRODUCING: #21474 - WHITING OIL & GAS CORP., KJELSTRUP 44- 24TFH, SESE 24-142N- 103W,GOLDEN VALLEY CO. PERMIT: #22825 - WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION, KUBAS 12-13PH, SWNW 13-140N-99W, STARK CO., 1950' FNL and 230' FWL, DEVELOPMENT, BELL, 18928', 9-5/8 " 2200', 2603' Ground, API #33-089-00696 WELL RELEASED FROM "TIGHT HOLE" STATUS: #19921 - WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION, BROOKHART 11-14, NWNW 14- 141N-105W, GOLDEN VALLEY CO., RED RIVER CONFIDENTIAL WELL PLUGGED OR PRODUCING: #20831 - WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION., KUBAS 34-7PH, SWSE 7-140N-98W, STARK CO. #20839 - WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION.. PRONG- HORN STATE FEDERAL 21+- 16TFH, NENW 16-140N-100W, BILLINGS CO. #21975 - WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION., DULETS- KI II-13PH, NENW 13-139N- 100W, BILLINGS CO. PERMIT NOW CAN- CELLED: #20933 - FIDELITY EXPLO- RATION & PROD. CO., PER- DAEMS 15-22H, NENE 15-139N- 98W, STARK CO. PERMITTED FOR DISPOS- AL: #90224 - Landtech Enterprises. LLC, Ridl SWD #1. SWSW 4 140N 99W, Stark Co., 300' FSI and 407' FWL, SAUF WATER DISPOSAL, Belt Field, 2666' Ground, API #33-089-90224 WELL RELEASED FROM "TIGHT HOLE" STATUS: #20124 - WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION, BRUENI 2t-16TFH, NENW 16-140N-98W. STARK CO., 802 bopd, 2061 bwpd - BAKKEN Source: North Dakota hdustrial Commission " Oil and Gas Division For Sale: • 4" Aluminum Hand Move Pipe with Sprinklers & Risers Ring Lock&Victolic Pipe i ii i ii Racing News, Stats & Trivia Through April 29, 2012 20t2 Sprint Cup Series 2012 Nationwide Series Driver Points 1) Elliott Sadler 285 2) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 283 3) Austin Dillon 262 4) Sam Homish Jr. 232 5) Michael Annett 220 6) Cole Whitt 207 7) Justin AIIgaier 192 8) Tayler Malsam 182 9) Trevor Bayne 180 10) Mike Bliss 174 g needs So far this year, no pole winner has won a race, and in recent weeks, drivers who won the pole didn't have great races. In the last seven races, only twice has a dnver on the pole even finished in the top 10. Being strong in the final practice has been a better indicator of success in the race Dale Eamhardt Jr. led the final practice and he finished second in the race. Cad Edwards was second in the final practice (and started second) and led the most laps in the race. Which driver won the most f championships between 1971 and 2007? • a) Jeff Gordon c) Dale Eamhardt b) Dan'ell Waltrip d) Richard Petty Aaron's 499 May 6th, 12:00 pm FOX Talladega Superspeedway I Track Details Location: Talladega, Alabama Shape: Td-oval Distance: 2.66 miles Turns I Front I Back: 33 ° / 16.5 o / 2 ° Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott 212.809 - 1987 Race Record: Mark Martin 188.354 - 1997 Aaron's 499 Preview . Talladega Superspeedway is one of the best known motorsports facilities in the world with over thirty-eight yearn of racing tradition• Records for both speed and competition have been established at Talledega. The backstretch is neady 4,000 feet long with a total frontstmtch of 4,300 feet, making it the largest oval track on the NASCAR circuit. The track's true dominator had been Dale Eamhardt, who posted 10 NASCAR Spnnt Cup wins. The speedway can accommodate more than 143,000 fans and has a 212..acra infield. Adjacent to the track is the Intemational Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum• l'1,B1a "n4al4tmw .11 Prairie School Precinct .. DeMores School Prednct / . . i" • .... 1) Greg Biffle Points: 338 Wins: 1 Top 5:5 Top 10:6 2) Dale Eamhardt Jr. Points: 333 Wins:0 Top5:4 Top10:7 3) Denny Hamlin Points: 329 Wins: 2 Top 5:4 Top 10:5 4) Matt Keneeth Points: 328 Wins: I Top 5:5 Top 10:5 5) Martin Truex Jr. Points: 316 Wins: 0 Top 5:3 Top 10:6 6) Jimmie Johnson Points: 314 Wins:0 Top5:4 Top10:7 7) Kevin Harvlck Points: 313 Wins:0 Top5:2 Top10:5 8) Tony Stewart Points: 307 Wins:2 Top5:3 Top10:4 9) Carl Edwards Points: 287 Wins: 0 Top 5:2 Top 10:6 t0) Ryan Newman Points: 278 Wins:l Top5:2 Top10:3 11) Kyle Busch Points: 265 Wins: 1 Top 5:2 Top 10:.4 12) Clint Boar Points: 264 Wins: 0 Top 5:1 Top 10:4 "sd!qsuo!dtueqo E: uoM d!.qleAh pue "t uo uopJoE) ' uo ed +sd!qsu!oduJeqo L uoM lpJequJe=l elec] (o : T Ddver Start Rnish  Pulngaway0mDaleEamhaltJr.aerarastartwitheit Driver of the Week Kyle Busch 5 1 47/4 laps  in Saturday night's Capital City 400 at Richmond Dale EamhardtJr. 10 2 42/0 tntemaor Raceway, Ke Busch saked to his four  Kyle Busch #18 TonySfawaa 22 3 42/1 onsecuevictointhespmgraceatthe.75-mUelrack. / 2012 Cup Position:11th Denny Hamlin 7 4 40/0 The win was Busch frst of the season and the 24th of his Bom: May 2, 1985 Kasey Kahne 9 5 39/0 career, tying him v# his brother, 2004 Spdnt Cup champion Crew Chief: Dave Rogers Jimrnie Johnson 27 6 39/1 Kud Busch,  26th an-ne. Tony Stewart, the race leader Car: Toyota before the h and final cau'don fo" debris in Turn 2, lost ClintBowyer 23 7 37/0 gmund on the restart and fmbhed thl. ltwasastellar Year Wi T10s MarkMartJn 1 8 37/1 weekend for the race winner, who won Friday night's 2012 1 4 17.1 BradKeselowsld 16 9 35/0 Nanwide Sedes event as a car owner, with brother Kurt Career 24 125 15.6 Carl Edwards 2 10 36/2 behind the wheel of the K}4e Busch Motolspo Topa. Sponsorship of this weekly racing update now available/ Call 872.3755