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August 22, 2013 Billings County Pioneer Page 5 BELFIELD - State and local offi- " cia!s gathered in Belfield on Aug. 13 to tour the Greenfield Heights Town- :, homes, a Lutheran Social Services , Housing Inc. development supported. by a local energy services company. "We are thrilled to showcase this fine example of what can happen when public and private entities come together," said Jessica Thomas- son, Lutheran Social Services Hous- ing director. "We are extremely [' grateful to MBI Energy Services for r the Suppo . ! I MBI Energy Services contributed i $225;000 to the Hotrsing Incentive Fund (HIF)in Dec. 2011 targeting the nonprofit's project. Headquartered in Belfield, the company wanted to en- sure "the a ailability of quality, af- fordable' housingunits in the community. "The challenge facing many en- ergy,impacted communities is how to,get temporary workers to become a permanent part of the community," said Jolene Kline, North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) acting executive director. "One criti- cal step is to provide the workforce with a housing option that allows them to move their families to North Dal 0ta." " = Capitalized by state taxpayers, !- HIF provides financing to developers ing This is one of the new LSS Housing twin-home units in Belfield. (Courtesy Photo) of affordable multifamily housing, four three-bedroom rental units. Six Contributions can be directed to a of the twin-home style units are re- specific project or community, stricted to households earning no The development also received more than 120 percent of area me- $750,000 through the federal Neigh- dian Income. The other six units are borhood Stabilization Program market rate. The total cost of con- (NSP). A stimulus program, NSP has structing the townhomes was $1.58 been used in North Dakota to create million. workforce housing in areas impacted Additional partners in the project by the energy industry. NDHFA ad- included Great Plains National Bank, ministers both HIF and NSP. Stark County Development Corpora- Greenfield Heights Townhomes tion and the Belfield Housing Au- consists of eight two-bedroom and thority. Hat Tips By Dean Meyer Grilling in Beach A total of 105 people in Beach were served supper on Aug. 7 during Montana-Dakota Utilities' annual customer appreciation event. Shown, from left, are MDU employees Ken Callahan form Williston, Jake Zettel, Dickinson; Eric Martel, Dickinson; Kevin Steen from Beach, and Nick Haag from Glendive, Mont. The barbecues provide a great way for customers to meet and greet em- ployees, said Callahan. (Courtesy Photo) The toughest golf course Hello, I don't know how many of you enjoy golf. I enjoy it once in awhile. I don't play a lot, maybe halfa dozen times a year. At most. Last week I i played twice. ' I did set one record. At the Dick- i l inson course, I set a new record for 50, Long Beach, Wash.; Tanner D. lor, 25, Dickinson the farthest, anyone ever threw their driver (that s a golf club to you neo- The following are cases closed in Southwest District Court in Golden Haynie, 23, Billings, Mont.; Corey A. Driving without liability insur- ', Valley County in July: Howe, 40, Bismarck; Sarah E. ance:LeslieM.Bamhart, Beach;Tmci phytes) out into Patterson Lake! It Camping longer than 10 consec- Kromer, 29, Helena, Mont.; Jenifer L. J. Cunningham, 26, Watford City was a magnificent club toss on hole utive says in wildlife management Lang, 28, Chanhassen, Minn.; Brien Violation of burn ban: Clarence eighteen. I will never have to worry area: Natasha M. Albright, 24, Sidney, L. Meidinger, 54, Casper, Wyo.; Ryan Finneman, Beach about picking that club out of a bag Mont. E. Ogden, 36, Mandan; Evan I. Oster- Fail to use seatbelt while operat- again. Licenses to be carried on person- brink, 22, Powers Lake; Aaron W. ing Cmv Cfr 392.11: Jeffrey N. Then to top the week off, Shirley shown officers on demand: Lisa K. Overbo, 31, Beach; Cherie J. Roshau, Schiller, 54, Upton, Wyo. and I once again attended the Hard- ' Ashmore, 45, Beach; Adam W. Hill- 64, Dickinson; Delbert E. Stedman, Defective brakes or no safetying County Fair in Northwest South " strom, 28, Dickinson 48, Golva; Greggry A. Twietmeyer, chains on trailer: Paul I. Johannesen, Dakota. It is the fair of all fairs. It is , Use motor vehicle off established 43, Coopersville, Mich.; Brent C.A. 52, Loring, Mont. what a county fair is meant to be. It is ' [ road or trail: Sabrina L. Bechtold, 21, Vidrine, 26, Lafayette, La.; George S. Operator failed to provide child about 4-H and craft shows. It is about Golva; Grant G. Maus, 32, Golva; The greens are hidden. I mean re- ally hidden. Behind bull berry bushes. On little dikes on a creek, In the middle of a grove of trees trying to survive in the harsh climate of the Dakotas. I h seen take pictures of and send to friends. It was a new addition this year and the course designer really went all out. You just have to see it. The club does not own golf carts. Everyone brings his own. They var- ied from a Jeep that you started with a vise grip, to half-ton pickups and side by sides. There were some real golf carts, but they are not recom- mended because of the cactus. I think the only real requirement is that they hold a cooler. Like most tourneys, I didn't win. But I am going back next year with a positive attitude. And a case of beer. I enjoyed the heck out of it. And once again, our Grandkids , showed well at the fair. R J, thanks to his Grandpas genes, won the dance to survive in the harsh climate of the contest. And thanks to Grandma , Weinreis, 61, Sentinel Butte; Stacey restraint device: Paul H. Ridenhower, the kids in the county. It is about the Dakotas. The pins not only show the Shirley,s genetics, also won the wa- ', Michael E. Schroyer, 23, Rock R.Ashinhurst,43,Williston; Duane S. 44, Beach Quiz Bowl and livestock shows. It is hole, they act as a hazard. They are termelon-eating contest! ; Springs, Wyo. Hanson, 47, Bottineau; Susanne A. Operator failed to wear seat belt: about, and some of you may find this pieces of sucker rod driven into the Later, Dean i Possessing/discharging fireworks Lefor, 54, Dickinson; Tongyik W. Jeffery V. Gorrell, 55, Beach a little strange, it is about dressing ground. You cannot move them. Un- i onWMA:JessicaJ.Bren,31,Dickin- Liem, 29, Kent, Wash.; Bonny S.Failed to register vehicle - pas- sheep up in Harding County Rancher less you use a loader tractor. You ', son Scott, 59, Beach; Jerly G. Wade, 69, senger: Kurtis L. Hill, 26, Sentinel sports outfits. , have to play around them. Any putt i,. ...... pes of guns lawfully usable in Abbott,Texas; Ryan A. Wilkerson, 24, Butte ....... i One of the adult events, and I m over six inch .i .hprror.! The :' n raccoon w/flashlight: Dalton Bartlesville, Okla.; Gregory M. Emry.., ,I gbook n0t'ciir "icfr 3 J$.Sfl ) usingthe word "adult" loosely is the greens, well they~ are not' ~really i? ~= = f .... .. ' J.~en. 19,Richardton 26, Seattle, Wash: Michael A Es, Ar[a~a~K~assa~,a~,~,iZhagra~alls, annualPraifieDogGoife~ssi0:] ve =gi-eq~l#,,~i~/iffl',~o"uhds'bf,~dwitti-~' SUppO i Speeding: Donald L/B0yce, 58,tomo, 36, Tombstone, Ariz.; John W1. Ont,ffrio , " ; .... been on the )a,tmg hst for years to a cup r a c i ffe can buried on the Mandan; Ty K. Cole, 34, Sidney, Ivey, 25, Houston, Texas; Chelsie C. Backing violations: Volodymyr get in this prestigious event, and fi- side or the top. The Rancher who ', Mont.; Leo J. Cook, 68, Sentinel Sauers, 25, Mandan; Seth A. Steven- Kizka, 22, Niles, Ill. nally qualified this year. placed the pins should be invited to ', Butte; Richard P. Edwards, sr., 55, Sid- son, 27, Dickinson; Casey M. Thiel, Fallm to register motor vehicle: I've played golf at Myrtle Beach place the holes on the final day of the '- ney, Mont.; Corey C. Eslinger, 26, 56, Sidney, Mont. David L. Ball Jr., 47, Hastings, Neb. in the Carolinas. I've played on sev- Masters. He did a masterful job! Dickinson; Scott A. Feuerheim, 48, Failed to stop for auto RR cross- Commercial motor vehicle viola- eral courses in North Dakota. I've There was a sand trap that I had to Beach; Carlos R. Garcia, 28, San An- ing signal: Ronald J. Zook, 61, Beach tions: John F. Dias, 58, Kingston, played in San Diego, Phoenix, and tonio, Texas; Bradley K. Gilbertson, Refusing to halt: Jonathan M. Toy- Ariz. Las Vegas. But I will tell you this; the your local Camp Crook course is one of the toughest I have ever seen. The greens are hidden. I mean re- ally hidden. Behind bull berry Unemployment rate 2.9 percent for July BISMARCK - Job Service North little changed from a year ago (3.0 per- Dakota reports that labor statistics cent). The national rate in July was 7.7 show North Dakota's July not season- percent. ally adjusted unemployment rate was Michael Ziesch, labor market infor- 2.9 percent, mation co-manager said, "July rates al- The rate represents a 0.3 percentage ways post over the month drops as new point decrease from prior month, and entrants to the labor market, recent col- Rent this space for only a few dollars a week. Call 872-3755 more details today/ bushes. On little dikes on a creek. In lege graduates and students on summer break, are absorbed into the economy." the middle of a grove of trees trying The North Dakota Army NaUonal Guard has the; Options Include working fulI-Ume with the Guard or part-time and keeping your civilian Job. Plan We're leoding heolthcore into the future: connecting uour medicol records. Visit NDHIN.org/consumers to leorn more. NFI_ Offer ends 11/26/13. New approved customers only (lease requimdL Hardware available separately. Other conditions apply NFL. the NFI_ Shield design and the NFL SUNDAY TICKH name and logo are registered trademarks of the NFL and its affiliates. 2013 DIRECTV. HELP WANTED Showcase the Cougars . The position of reporter to cover the fall varsity teams of Belfield and South Heart high schools is vacant. This job could be ideal for a parent, fan or student who can regularly attend games. Send us your resume, or call us or send us an e-mail and we'll send you an application! Billings County, P.O. 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