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November 17, 2016 Billings County Pioneer Page 3 N. D. Matters By Lloyd 0mdahl Toys donated for holidays Last summer, the District 11 American Bikers Aiming Towards Education (ABATE) group held a toy run and received many donations. The area covered by their District 11 is Dunn, Stark, Billings and Golden Valley counties. Shown above is the amount of donated toys for Golden Val- ley and Billings counties. These will be given out during the holidays via the giving trees in the communities. Maurice Hardy, director of Golden Valley/Billings County Social Services, said it was a shock to see the amount the agency received. (Courtesy Photo) We learned It has been said that experience is a hard teacher and we learn no other way. So we should take a lit- tle time for hindsight so we have more foresight in 2020. In 2016, we learned that it is not wise to tally the electoral votes be- fore the ballots have been counted. +++ In 2016, the Democrats learned that they should have fewer su- perdelegates so nonestablishment candidates have a chance at win- ning nominations. +++ In 2016, we learned that there is no good way to nominate candi- dates for president. +++ In 2016, I learned that I could never run for president because when I was l I years old I joined a nighttime garden raiding party to steal Mr. Pachl's carrots. (We in- tended to steal a watermelon, too, but got a citron by mistake.) +++ In 2016, we learned again that 12 states elect the president and those of us in North Dakota might as well stay home. Either that or lot in 2016 campaign: elections without running candi- dates. +++ In 2016, we learned that grop- ing, even for words, will get candi- vote in Minnesota. dates in more trouble than it's +++ worth. In 2016, we learned that there+++ are a lot of citizens who think they In 2016, we learned that ballot should have the government they issues backed by the most money don't deserve, win without regard to the merits of +++ the issues. In 2016, we learned that North+++ Dakota issues are often decided - In 2016. we learned that med- in elections and the Legislature - ical marijuana was more popular on the basis of anecdotal informa- with the people than with the rep- tion rather than researched truths, resentative legislative body so it +++ would not be wise to stonewall im- In 2016,we learned that e-mailplementation in the next legislative is not a good way to do business, session. Hillary learned that better than the +++ rest of us. In 2016, we learned that gender +++ is not a reliable generator of polit- In 2016, we learned that politics ical support. in "one nation under God" is not +++ such a Godly witness to the unbe- A word to losing candidates and lieving world, voters: Don't fret. Our status quo +++ governmental system is frustrating In 2016, we learned that Northwhen it prevents the doing of good Dakota Democrats can't win lot- but it is a comfort when it prevents teries without buying tickets or the doing of bad. NDHSAA announces Football Plan for 2017 and 2018 BISMARCK-The North Dakota Bismarck High, Williston. Mandan, High School Activities Association Dickinson. board of directors recently formally Division AA (10 teams) approved the NDHSAA Football Statewide: Jamestown, Devils Plan for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Lake, Bismarck St. Mary's, Fargo Division AAA consists of 14 Shanley, WatfordCity, TurtleMoun- teams with two regions. The top four tain, Wahpeton, Grafton, Valley City, teams from each region (8 total Central Cass. teams) will qualify for the AAA state Division A (32 teams) playoffs. Region 1: Fargo Oak Grove, DivisionAA consists of l0 teams Hillsboro/Central Valley, Kindred, and will feature a statewide schedule. Milnor/North Sargent/Sargent Cen- The top six teams in the statewide tral, Ellendale/Edgeley/Kulm/Mont- standings will qualify for the AA pelien Lisbon, Northern Cass. state ptayoffs. Enderlin/Maple Valley Division A consists of 32 teams Region 2: Park River-Fordville- with four regions. The top tour teams Lankin/Valley-Edinburg, Barnes in each region (16 total teams) will County North/Griggs County Cen- qualify for the A state playofl~, tral/Midkota, Langdon/Munich/Ed- The 9-nmn division consists of 43 more, Carrington/Pingree-Buchanan, teams with six regions. The top four Bottineau, Harvey/Fessenden-Bow- teams in each region (24 total teams) den, Rugby, will qualify for the 9-nmn state play- Westhope/Newburg/Glenburn offs. Region 3: New Town, Stanley, Division and region alignmentsLewis & Clark Berthold/North for the 2017 and 2018 seasons are: Shore/Minot Our Redeemer's, Des Division AAA (14 teams) Lacs-Burlington, Velva/Sawyer, Region 1 (East Region): West Kenmare/Bowbells/Burke Central, Fargo, Fargo Davies, West Fargo Minot Bishop RyamNedrose Sheyenne, Grand Forks Red River,Region 4: Beulah, Fargo South, Grand Forks Central, Washburn/Wilton/Wing, Dickinson Fargo North. Trinity, Hazen, Garrison/Max, Region 2 (West Region): Minot,Belfield/South Heart, Bowman Bismarck Century, Bismarck Legacy, County, Killdeer/Halliday 9-man (43 teams) Region 1: Thompson. May- Port/CG, Northwood/Hatton, Wynd- mere/Lidgerwood, Hankinson, Richland, Hope-Page/Finley-Sharon Region 2: Cavalier, Larimore- Emerado, Lakota/Dakota Prairie, Four Winds, North Border (Wal- halla/Pembina), Midway/Minto, New Rockford-Sheyenne Region 3: Oakes, Steele-Daw- son/Tappen, Linton/HMB. Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter, LaM- oure/Litchville-Marion, South Bor- der (Wishek/Ashley), Strasburg/Zeeland Region 4: Dunseith, Rolla/Ro- lette/Wolford, Towner-Granville- Upham, Leeds/Maddock, North Star/Starweather, Drake-Anamoose, St. John Region 5: Bismarck Shiloh Chris- tian, Mott-Regent/New England, Un- derwood/Turtle Lake-Mercer/McClusky, New Salem/Glen Ullin, Richardton-Tay- lor/Hebron, Beach, Grant County/Carson/Flasher, Het- tinger/Scanton Region 6: Trenton/Williston Trin- ity Christian, Tioga, Ray/Powers Lake, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, Surrey, Divide County, Parshall/White Shield Healthy Advice B\ l)r. Marc Ricks N.D. Farm Bureau elects leaders at annual meeting BISMARCK- Two individuals Nathan Green of St. Thomas Elected as Young Farmer and were elected and three others were was re-elected to a three-year term Rancher Committee chairman is re-elected to their positions on the representing District 1 on theJoe Sheldon of Washburn. NDFB board of directors during the board. Other NDFB Directors are Pres- 74th NDFB Annual Meeting, held Chad Weckerly of Hurdsfield ident Daryl Lies of Douglas, NDFB Nov. 11-12 at the Ramkota in Bis- was re-elected to a three-year term Vice President and District 4 Di- marck, representing District 5 on therector Chris Brossart of Wolford, The NDFB board is comprised board. District 2 Director Dana Kaldor of of the president, elected at large, Nathan Fegley of Berthold was Hillsboro, District 3 Director Tom and individuals elected from each re-elected to a three-year term rep- Christensen of Verona, District 7 of the nine NDFB districts, the Pro- resenting District 6. Director Wes Klein of Hazen, Dis- motion and Education Committee Alysa Leier of Minot was trict 8 Director Kirk Olson of Arne- chair and the Young Farmer and elected as Promotion and Educa- gaard, and Weston Dvorak of Rancher Committee chair, tion Committee chairman. Manning representing District 9. HOW TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS We welcome letters to the editor concerning issues of area interest or regarding stories and editorials that have been published. Letters should be limited to 400 words. Guest columns or opinion-editorials longer in length are also welcome. A writer can have only one letter or column regarding the same subject published in a 30-day time period, unless the writer is responding to a new aspect of an issue that has been raised. Letters and columns are a way to encourage public discussion. Thank-you letters and invitations cannot be published as letters to the editor, but can be formatted as advertisements. Please include your name, address and phone number on your letter or column so that we can contact you. Your address and phone number will not be published. Golden Valley News/Billings County Pioneer, P.O. Box 156, Beach, N.D 58621; Chickenpox can be lift threatening for some What is chickenpox? A highly infectious disease usu- ally occurring during childhood, more than 90 percent of Americans have had chickenpox by adulthood. Varicella-zoster vires, a form of the herpes virus, causes chickenpox. The introduction of a chickenpox vaccine in 1995 has caused a decline in inci- dences in all ages, particularly chil- dren age one to four. Two doses of it are recommended for children, ado- lescents and adults who haven't al- ready had the disease. What are the symptoms of chickenpox? Often resembling other skin prob- lems or medical conditions, chicken- pox symptoms are usually mild in children. However, the symptoms can be life-threatening to people with impaired immune systems, healthy infants, children and adults. Symptoms may include: Fatigue and irritability, one to two days before rash begins Itchy, red rash, progressing to tiny, fluid-filled blisters Fever Feeling ill Decreased appeiite Muscle and joint pain Cough or runny nose Each patient may experience symptoms differently. How is chickenpox spread? Transmission occurs from direct person-to-person contact or through the air via coughing or sneezing. After infection, it may take 10 to 21 110 "Insurance Term Life Insurance Universal Life Insurance Fixed Annuities Index Annuities IRAs Long-Term Care Ins. Bruce Ross Central Ave. South, Beach, ND (701)872-4461 (office) (Across from Bank of the West) (701) 872-3075 (home) NORTH DAKOTA Nurse Practitioner Association November 13-19, 2016 Recognizing 866 NPs serving patients in ND Thank you for over 50 years of patient cares Root and days for chickenpox to develop. The disease is contagious for one to two days before the rash appears and con- tinues until blisters dry and scab. A family member who has never had chickenpox has a 90 percent chance of infection when another member in the household is infected. How is chiekenpox diagnosed? Due to its unique rash, chicken- pox diagnosis can usually be made from a physical examination. Always consult a health care provider for a diagnosis, as even people who are vaccinated against chickenpox may develop a milder illness if exposed to it. These milder cases include a lim- ited, less severe rash and mild or no fever. What is the treatment for chiek- enpox? Health care providers may specify treatment based on the age, overall health, medical history and medica- tion tolerance of the patient as well as the extent of the disease. Rest is a recommended treatment as is aceta- minophen, but not aspirin, for lever. Calamine lotion and cool baths with baking soda may relieve itching. An- tibiotics may be used for treating bacterial infections, should they de- velop, but do not treat chickenpox it- Billings County Honor Roll First qtmrter: Costas, Jersey Filkowski, Samantha Highest Honors: Prairie School: Lapp, Emma Bock, Kaitlyn Sitter, Shadera Burian, Austin Klatt, Cay- Abby Talkington den Kling, Dillon Reis, Shawna Honors: Prairie School: Colton Burian,Tacy Palahniuk, Emmet Reis Crist, Tanner Wanner High Honors: Prairie School: Si- DeMores School: Griffin Kessel, enna Froehlich, Tasha Wanner, Bri.- Michael Whitworth, Couley Noble, anna Klatt, Jayson Morel, Sage Jesse Lapp FroehliCh, Dawsyn Malkowski ~ DeMores School: Alexander urlng -Joe L. Kq Paid for by Joe L, Kessel beer floats music at 1:30 p.m. Free will offering self. Can patients who have already had chickenpox be infected with the disease again? Though most chickenpox patients will be immune to the disease for the rest of their lives, the virus remains dormant in nerve tissue. It may reac- tivate, resulting in herpes zoster (shingles). Rare second cases of chickenpox do also occur. People who are unsure if they have had the disease can confirm immunity with a blood test. (Dr. Marc Ricks is a board-certi- fied pediatrician at Sanford Health West Dickinson Clinic'.) G ow? The Billings County Pioneer and Golden Valley News have shared advertising, and have been sharing the news for some of their inside pages for about 40 years. This means the coverage of your ad isn 'f limited to just either countv/ Our primao, coverage area is'western Stark Count), and west to the Montana border It pays to advertise! North Dakota newspapers are here to stay... Realities and myths about North Dakota newspapers As a trade association for tile 90 North Dakota daily and weekly newspapers, we want to address in simple language the tmth about newsp~tpers in North Dakota. Your local newspaper is here for the long run. Some pundits and so- called experts are already writing the obituary for the newspaper industry. We say: Not so fast. Newspapers march on not only as news leaders and innovators, but as stalwart businesses in communities they serve, contributing to the well-being of Main Street and North Dakota. Newspapers remain a dominant media source in North Dakota. Newspapers in this state have an estimated readership of more than 500,000, plus a growing on-line audience. 9 out of 10 North Dakotans read their local newspaper. Nationwide, more than 104 million adults read a newspaper every day, except on on Sunday when readership grows to 115 million. That's more people than watch the Super Bowl (94 million), American Idol (23 million), or the evening news (65 million). The biggest reason newspapers are read is because you rely on your newspaper to know what's happening in your community. Obituaries, weddings, high school sports, city hall, babies, arrests, yard sales, church meetings, little league baseball, community events, engagements, town business, government public notices, even the ads ... the list goes on and on. Your newspaper connects you with your comnmnity. No other medium provides what newspapers provide. (Ever see obituaries on TV?) It's a myth that the lnternet and other sources will provide news if North Dakota newspapers aren't here to do the job. The reality is that newspapers make a larger investment in newsgathering than any other medium. In fact, most of the news you get from other media originated with reporting done by neWsl~apers. Sometimes broadcasters read the news directly from the newspaper! . This is a time when newspapers are transforming. The indust~'y is adapting and moving forward. We look forward to the future! We look forward to providing news, information and advertising that help connect and build the communities we serve.