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Section A - The Oakes Times, Thursday, December 30, 2004 ural secon year Rural Leadership North began the second of its two-year with a learning networking session 18-20 in RLND is an interactive and travel program ned to assist North to become leaders who can their organizations, communities and grow and prosper. 's offered through North Dakota State Extension ervice. Participants attend seminars and a six- study tour during the program. They work on a project their community or that allows to practice the skills learned. The program in fall 2003. "The RLND program has enriched my life," said Johnson of Watford City. is one of the 24 people in The class started its Bismarck at the North Dakota of Counties, where Director Mark gave a speech on Teddy and talked about the The DISC personality was the main study for the seminar's first day. participants took an online before the session During the session, Melvin Nelson. and CEO of Executive spoke about how types of personalities together. He also gave class pointers on how to ,gths and ability work with all the personality in a community. "! really enjoyed the DISC ," said participant Schollmeyer of Killdeer. not only learned about who am, but also learned how different than you may more compatible in a group The second day's activities a tour of the North est wishes and many thanks r all your support this year. 742-2448 we Are! With thanks for your valued patronage t APA PARTS UPPLY INC. 742-2192 Oakes, ND Dakota Capitol and meetings with Justices Mary Maring and William Neumann at the North Dakota Supreme Court chambers for a discussion of the court and its work; John Olsrud, director of the Legislative Council, for an inside look at how legislation proceeds through the North Dakota Legislature; and two of RRLND 2005...Is a diverse group of~ pioneers for progress who have a passion, hope, and a commitment to North Dakota's future. We believe in empowering end helping people by developing excellence In leadership and partnerships in our communities. MIss/On statement of RL NO 2003-2005 j Gov. John Hoeven's staff. Lance Gabbe and James Burgum. Gabbe discussed the Hoeven administration's goals and accomplishments. Burgum gave a presentation on the Operation Intern initiative. Richard Rathge, director of the North Dakota State Data Center, gave a video conference presentation on the demographic changes in the state and the implications of those changes. "What surprised me at this seminar is what Richard Rathge said, that we are not as dependent on agriculture in all of North Dakota as 1 thought we were, like here in Oakes and this area," said participant John Zetocha of Oakes. Other activities that day included a visit to the Commerce Department for reports on the state's efforts in tourism, economic development, finance, the Renaissance Zone program, and energy programs and services, especially wind energy. The group also took a tour of the Department of Emergency Management/ Homeland Security and learned about the 911 state radio response team. "I didn't realize we had such an updated and hi- tech emergency management service." said class member Vicki Monsen of Watford City. "'It was very impressive." On the final day, Kevin Dvorak, executive director of the North Dakota Community Foundation. gave the group poinlers on grant writing. The group also did some planning for a wcck long trip to Washington, D.C., in late January and finalized its mission statement. The group said the wording reflects what they wish to do and to be as the first class of Rural Leadership North Dakota. The mission statement is: "RLNI) 2005 is a diverse group of pioneers for progress who have a passion, hope, and a connmitment to North i)akola'~ luture. We believe in empox~clmp and helping people b~ dc~.cll)piltg excellence in lea(tet,dill) and partncrshil.,,s in OUI Coulnltlllilies." l'ot 0norc information abotll RI.Ni), check out its Wcb site. or contact Marie Hvidstcn. program director, at 701-231-5803 or rlcadcr-, Thank you for your businessl From aLL of us here af F'bl December Llaur. 2004 business will cut off at 2 PM on 12/31 All locations will close at 3:00 PM, 12/31 and reopen 1/3t05 I'or your conVenience-we wiLL be extending our Lobby hours afar 1/05 af aLL Local:ions fo 8:OOAM - ,d.OOPM Monday-Friday (Each day's businegs will continue to cut offat 3 PM) LaMaure Because of our extended lobby hours, walk-up window will no longer be open, Lobby will continue to be open Saturday fi'om 9AM - ! I AM aJke Drive-up open 8AM - 4:3,OPM M[F and 9 AM-Noon on Sat. Fir. t b f.e I ank AvaiLabLe 4:o "(au 2Z1/7 / mlt me tra ),=mr money at ATM 5 wartdwide , I anking and I iLL Pay Member FDIC ~ Equal Housing Lender LaMoure, M adon ' 0akes LaMoum (701) 883-5321 1 1-888-320-5321 Madon (701) 669-2293 Oekes (701) 742-2694 / 14166-742-2694 The governing board of Operation Round Up, a charitable program funded by Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative (DVEC) members, met November 8, 2004 to consider requcsts for assistance. The board approved charitable grants totaling $10,500 to area groups. Operation Round-Up charitable grants are made possible by DVEC members who voluntarily elect to have their electric bills rounded up to the next dollar. About 80 percent of l)akota Vallcy's total membership voluntarily paxlicipates in Operation Round- Up. The donated amount averages 50 cents a month lor participating members, which raises about $20,0(X} each year to helt) lhose in nced. Tim charitable grants approved include the folh)wing: Cily of Berliu, to help cover costs of Berlin City Park inlprox cnmnts. S250 l)akola I-'statcs Retirement ('enter t. help cover dining room t:xp,msam costs, $1000 l)itk,'y ('onm-mnity ('lulx It) help cover costs of insulating the Community Hall. $500 Dickey County Senior Citizens- Ellendale, to help cover cost of improvements to the Senior Center, $250 EllendMc Public School. to help cover playground equipment costs, $200 Grand Rapids Township, to help cover costs of 125-Year Anniversary Celebration. $500 Great Bend Park District, to help cover costs of improvements to baseball complex, $1000 Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation. donation to Assistance Dog training operations, $700 Kulm Public School, to help cover playground equipment costs, $ I00 LaMoure Elementary School, to help cover playground equipment costs, $500 LaMou,'c Public School, to help cover cost of new sound system, $5O0 Monll)clier Swim Club, to hcll) t over tl au,,portation costs, $250 Oakc~ Community tlospital ISoundation, donation to new hospital. $2500 OPERA. Inc.. to help cover building restoration costs. $150 Saint Gerard's Community Nursing Center, to help cover the cost of a residential security system, $1000 South Central Area Library, to help covet" cost pf purchasing large print books, $500 Whitestone Hill Historical Battlefield. to help cover costs of constructing restroom facility, $600 Since Operation Round Up is an ongoing program, the board will meet again in May, 2005 to consider additional requests. Eligible recipients include individuals with medical needs or non-profit organizations within the boundaries of Dakota Valley's service territory. Operation Round Up grant applications may be obtained on the intcrnct by going to and selecting Operation Round Up under Programs and Services; by topping at Dakota Valley's oftices in Edgeley, Milnor. or Wahpeton; or by calling 1-800-342-4671. I I III am-. * On New Activations OnZyt KYOCEP.A 2325 * See Total Cellular for details. 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