Articles from the December 4, 2013 edition


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  • Richland County Conservation and Weed District Annual Meeting

    Julie Goss|Dec 4, 2013

    Richland County Conservation and Weed District will hold their annual supper on December 5, 2013. Supper will be served at 6:00 pm at the Richland County Event Center. Highlighting this year's event will be Jon Reiten, MT Bureau of Mines and Geology discussing his findings on Phase 2 of the Lower Yellowstone Ground Water Reservation-Development Potential of Buried Channel Aquifer in Richland County, Montana. Jon has been collecting data on this aquifer since 2005. His talk will focus on the...

  • Holiday Happenings

    Dec 4, 2013

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  • Smorgasbord at Beach Lutheran Parish

    Dec 4, 2013

    The Beach Lutheran Parish 4th Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Smorgasbord will be held on Sunday, December 15th at the Lincoln Elementary School in Beach, ND. Serving will be from Noon until 2:00 pm. All free will & silent auction proceeds will benefit the Home on the Range kitchen project....

  • Christmas Kettle Volunteers Needed to "Ring the Bell" for Donations to the Salvation Army for Richland County

    Julie Brodhead|Dec 4, 2013

    The following dates are available to sign up and “Ring the Bell” at - Reese & Ray’s IGA and Reynolds Market this year for two hour time slots. Please show up a few minutes before your shift; Bob Burnison will meet those on the first shift to get started and pick up from the last shift. Shifts begin on Monday December 2nd & go through Friday December 20th. Hours for weekdays are from 4pm to 6pm only. Saturday shifts include 10 am-12pm; 12-2pm; 2-4pm; and 4-6pm. There are usually two bell ringers needed for each slot. Please call Rita in the R...

  • Overlay Project Planned for a Section of Secondary Highway 201 Near Girard

    Lori Ryan|Dec 4, 2013

    The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to overlay about 10.3 miles of Highway 201, near Girard, MT in Richland County. The project begins west of County Road 334, at reference post 47.5 and extends east for approximately 10.3 miles ending at the intersection with Highway 16 at reference post 57.8. Proposed work includes a plant mix overlay, installing rumble strips, and finishing with a seal & cover (chip seal), upgraded pavement markings, and signage. The project is...

  • Hunter Education Classes in 2014

    Dec 4, 2013

    Individuals interested in taking a hunter education class in 2014 should know that most courses are offered early in the calendar year. To register for a hunter education course, students need to sign up online at the Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Many classes will be added over the next several weeks, and the rest will be added throughout the year as they are finalized. To register, click on the online services tab, and “online course enrollment” under the hunter education heading. Classes are listed by city, and can also...

  • Greytak Calendars for Sale

    Josie Evenson|Dec 4, 2013

    Don Greytak calendars are on sale now. Don Greytak, a pencil artist from Havre, Montana showcases his work in these great calendars. Greytak’s portraits illustrate rural life and a down home way of living. The profits from these calendars will benefit the Montana 4-H Foundation. The Montana 4-H Foundation serves as a non-profit corporation that continually supports the state wide 4-H program, which allows youth and leaders to participate in many life changing experiences through the 4-H program. The calendars can be purchased at local f...

  • Kiwanis has Coats!

    Dec 4, 2013

    No child has to be cold this winter. The Sidney Kiwanis Club has coats, hats, mittens and boots for children who need them. Just call or visit the Edward Jones, Nick Lonski, office at 611A S. Central Ave., Sidney, or call them at 406-433-3600. Donations of clothing or cash are welcome to support this worthwhile project. If you wish to help, please contact any Kiwanian or Edward Jones, Nick Lonski....

  • Watford City Christmas Concerts

    Dec 4, 2013

    Watford City public schools will hold their Winter/Christmas concerts Monday, December 9 in the Watford City High School gym. The kindergarten program is first at noon, followed by the 1st through 3rd graders at 1:00 p.m. The 4th and 5th grades perform at 2 p.m. with the 5th and 6th grade band entertaining the audience at 5:30 p.m. The high school students finish off the day’s festivities beginning at 7:30p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome....

  • 27th Annual Renaissance Night Dec. 9

    Dec 4, 2013

    The 27th annual Renaissance Night takes place at 7 p.m. Monday, December 9 at the Sidney Middle School. Senior Communication Arts students will be performing scenes from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet. Come and enjoy the fun. Admission is free....

  • A Cozy Culbertson Christmas

    Jaimee Green|Dec 4, 2013

    With the holiday season here, there is perhaps no better way to celebrate the season than among friends and your community. In Culbertson, the evening of Dec. 17 marks the night for community events that include fanfare, food and entertainment. This year the Culbertson School elementary will be performing Christmas Songs for the community at 7:00 p.m. inside the high school gymnasium. They also anticipate a performance from the junior high school student’s choir. “My favorite aspect of the pro...

  • DPHHS Offers Holiday Food Safety Tips

    Jon Ebelt|Dec 4, 2013

    Food is an important part of many holiday celebrations. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) offers these reminders to help ensure the holiday season is free of illness from food. Holiday food safety has six basic components: 1. Wash hands 2. Ill people should not handle food 3. Cook food thoroughly 4. Keep hot food hot and cold food cold 5. Clean countertops and food utensils 6. Separate raw animal foods from other foods “Following these basic tips will go a long way in making sure your family and friends are s...

  • ONEOK Partners Announces Plans To Invest $650 million To $780 Million For Williston Basin Growth Projects

    Tie Shank|Dec 4, 2013

    ONEOK Partners is the largest independent operator of natural gas gathering and processing facilities in the Williston Basin, with a natural gas gathering system of more than 6,000 miles and more than 3 million acres where production is dedicated to its systems. On November 19th, 2013 – ONEOK Partners, L.P. announced its plans to invest an additional $650 million to $780 million by the second quarter of 2016 to: 1. Build a new 200-million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) natural gas processing f...

  • Holiday Happenings in Williston

    Tieheena Shank|Dec 4, 2013

    Many businesses throughout Williston are joining forces to collect items for families in need: American State Bank is sponsoring the Forgotten Stocking. This event will allow interested individuals to purchase gifts for teenagers. American State Bank is located at 223 Main St. First International Bank & Trust is sponsoring a Pajama Tree. Stop by their downtown location on 4th St. E and help a child stay warm on these cold winter nights. Make sure a child has a present by contributing to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. Stop by the Williston W...

  • Christmas at the Confluence Dec. 15

    Dec 4, 2013

    Come and celebrate Christmas at the Confluence Sunday, December 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST. Area musicians will be performing Christmas favorites for the audience to enjoy. A Christmas craft will be available for the youngsters to make and take. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 701-572-9034. The Missouri Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center is located 22 miles southwest of Williston, ND....

  • Lighting up the Holidays

    Dec 4, 2013

    To kick off the Christmas season, Watford City's Main Street was lit up by entrants in the light parade and a Live Nativity Scene. (Photos by Kathy Taylor)...

  • Smoking Increases Stroke Risk Up To 4 Times

    Dr. Steven Helgerson|Dec 4, 2013

    There are many reasons not to smoke, or quit if you do. One of the biggest reasons is that it decreases the risk of stroke. Smoking cigarettes significantly increases the likelihood of stroke. Stroke is a life-changing health event, a leading cause of death and a primary cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. Two of three stroke survivors will have some disability, and many will require care by others for the rest of their lives. The two kinds of stroke are defined by the way blood flow to an area of the brain is disrupted. Ischmeic...

  • Watford Sports Action

    Dec 4, 2013

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  • Revolving Loan Fund's Tenth Award

    Leslie Messer|Dec 4, 2013

    Richland Economic Development Corp is pleased to announce that the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) committee has awarded its tenth loan for the expansion of an existing business in Sidney. Marci and Michael Albin, a brother – sister team, were approved for a loan to launch "The Lucky Buckle" in its new location at the Shops at Fox Run. The Albins completed an application in partnership with their lead lender, Nancy Verschoot, Richland Federal Credit Union, (RFCU), and presented their project to the RL...

  • Turkey Trot

    Dec 4, 2013

    Close to 50 participants of all ages turned out for the Turkey Trot in Watford City on Thanksgiving morning. It was a great day for some morning exercise and a chance to burning off some pre-Thanksgiving calories. (Kathy Taylor)...

  • Nominations Sought For Housing Award

    Sarah Mudder|Dec 4, 2013

    The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Champion of Affordable Housing Leadership and Housing Production Awards. “The Champion Awards recognize and celebrate exceptional contributions to the state’s affordable housing industry,” said Jolene Kline, NDHFA acting executive director. The Leadership Award honors an individual or entity who has demonstrated outstanding effort in advocating for or providing affordable housing or related services. The impact of those results, and the obstacles overcome to pro...

  • Christmas Assistance

    Dec 4, 2013

    The “miracle” of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing. The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless. Donations provide and financial assistance provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need including families of prisoners. Volunteers distribute gifts to shut-ins in hospitals and nursing homes, and shelters are open for sit-down dinners. The Salvation Army end...

  • World AIDS Day 2013

    Lesley Thiessen|Dec 4, 2013

    Every year on December 1, people around the world recognize World AIDS Day. This annual event is an opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, celebrate victories in increased access to treatment and prevention services, and stamp out the negative stigma associated with HIV. This year, World AIDS Day is being celebrated with events throughout Montana, the nation and the world. This year’s theme is “Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths.” While the World AIDS Day theme...

  • Ag Days Schedule, Entertainment Announced

    Dianne Swanson|Dec 4, 2013

    Richland County Ag Days will take place Thursday, January 9, 2014. Organizers plan to kick off the day with the Chamber breakfast and then go right into the educational sessions which will focus on agronomic topics and livestock production. There will also be a tour, whether actual or virtual. Thursday morning’s speaker is Dr. Hanson, who will speak on “Farm Business Ownership, Family Succession and the Transfer of Business Management to the Next Generation”. His talk will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude about noon. Friday, January 10, Richland...

  • Irrigation Workshop - Maximize Your $$$

    Dec 4, 2013

    This past growing season came with several issues for growers from getting the crop planted in dry conditions to wet conditions causing some disease issues. Crop rotation and diversity are considerations producers must think about while managing their farm operation. One of the biggest question marks in irrigation is how to achieve consistency in crop management and yields along with maintaining quality. To address some these questions, an irrigation workshop has been developed emphasizing research taking place in the region and specific...

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