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****~k************'k~k*ir‘k***~k9rORlG‘N SMALLTOWNPAPERS 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2263 Illl||||||||ll|llIllllllllllnnlllll.Illhulll||||||I||I||l||ll Published for Richlomd County Bulletin Board Kindergarten For staffing purposes and to prepare materials for the upcoming school year, Sidney school of- ficials are asking any future kindergartener students to please regis- ter at Central School. Any child who turns 5 before March 1, is eligible for the K2 (t‘ull‘day) program. Any child who turns 5 on or after March 1, will be eligible for Ge- sell testing to determine placement in K1 (half— day) or K2 (full-day) ac- cording to district policy Children that turn 5 after Sept. 10, are not eligible for kindergarten. Please bring a copy of the child’s certified birth certificate and a current immunization record. You may call Jen at Central School at 406—433- 4080 with any questions. Girl Scout cookies Girl Scout cookies are available. Cost is $4 per box. If a Girl Scout doesn’t contact you, call Deb at 406-480—9236. Pizza, brats Your pizza and brat or» ders will be ready for you to pick up on. Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 3, between 10:30 am to noon at the St. Matthew’s Parish Center located at 310 7th ST SE, Sidney. Call Mary Quiroz at 4332510 with ques— tions. Toddler Tuesdays The Monilak Heritage Center announces its next session of the Tod- l dler Tuesday Programgr‘ The session meets for five Tuesdays (weekly from Feb. 5 to March 5) from 10:30 am. tornoon at the MonDak Heritage Center inSidney. Hunter educotllyl The hunter ed catio classroom course, rifle for all ages, will have its orientation/walk-in registration at 6 pm. on Feb. 11, at the Extension office. Participants must attend orientation and all classes. Class schedule is Feb, 19-22 from 6-9 pm, and from 8 am. to 2 pm. on Feb. 23. For more in— formation, contact Larry Christensen, 489-0589, Ron Sorenson, 488-7664, or Jim Miller, 4891653. Drilling rig Count Scurce. Rocky Mountain Oil Journol sponsored by Deaths Raymond Christians“, 74 Ernie Clifton, 67 Pogo‘3 Inside Commissioners listen to BY Blll VAMDER WEELE SIDNEY, HERALD Proponents of creating a new, larger capacity seed conditioning plant in Williston, ND, ex— plained the benefits for the region’s agriculture industry to Richland County commissioners this week. Dr. Jerry Bergman, director of the Wil- liston Research Exten. sion Center, and Sidney agriculture leader Don Steinbeisser Sr. urged commissioners to con- sider a donation for the project. “This would be a true partnership with Mon~ tana state,” Bergman said. Bergman, who previ- ously served as director for the MSU Eastern Plains Agricultural 810 82 SUNDAY, FED. 3, 2019 ~ 'I 10TH YEAR, NO. 10 ~ SIDNEY, MONTANA ~ WWW.SIDNEYHERALD.COM ~ $1 hWtNfi REFEAY page 4 BflQK REARRNG a page 12 grirullureproiert ‘ } plans for seed conditioning p‘lont Research Center in Sid- ney, said when the new facility cleans pulse seed crops, the seeds will end up being 99.99 percent pure. we can get a variety out quickly, it has a great economic impact,” Berg- man explained. Steinbeisser noted Bergman’s skills as a good financial manager and great researcher “He gets more bang for the buck,” Steinbeisser said. The seed condition- ing plant would feature horizontal pure seed handling and condition— ing with new optical sorting technology to condition and distrib- ute the highest purity seed of new value added varieties of small grains. pulse crops, oilseeds and other speciality crops in western North Dakota and eastern Montana. “This project is very important for eastern Montana and western North Dakota,” Stein- beisser said. Bergman estimates that about 40 percent of ‘thtW—Wémlllidw ' Fundraising is being conducted for a seed conditioning plant in Williston. 0 The plant should benefit the agriculture industry in both west em North Dakota and eastern Montana. ' Richlond County is considering helping lurid the proiect. the seeds of the proposed facility will head back to Montana. There are 23 different crops and 25 different varieties each year, Bergman explained to commissioners. The project isantici— pated to cost $2.25 mil~ lion. Bergman expects to receive about $750,000 from the state of North Dakota’s general fund. He’s waiting for legisla— tors to approve that fund ing. Officials in Williston have pledged to give $250,000, Bergman said. Richland County Commissioner Shane Gorder noted that if the county agrees to give to the project. research is needed regarding the way a Montana govern ment entity can give to a project in North Dakota. “This is an opportu~ nity for Montana and North Dakota,” Stein- beisser said. He feels the county should give about $50,000. Gorder wants to wait to see how many North Dakota legislators agree to fund the project. Com- missioner Loren Young wants organizers to meet with other Montana counties to see if they will donate. “I think we need to lead,” Commissioner Duane Mitchell said. “I’ve been preaching for how long that we have to make the pie bigger The more we sell, the more we have.” Commissioners will wait until making a deci— sion regarding funds for the project. “i don’t think that now is the time to talk about a money figure,” Young said. “But we are inter- ested.” Mitchell said, “I think it’s an investment not an expense. We’ve always been a leader in the past, so I don’t know why we aren’t right now.” Improving the fairgrounds Friends ol the Fair meets with commissionersio establish plon BY Bill. VANDER WEELE SIDNEY HERALD The Friends of the Fair is gaining energy and has the goal. of en- hancing the Initiatme for the entire commu- nity During a meeting with Richland County com- missioners on Thursday, organizers explained that the Friends of the Fair was established many years ago but has been inactive for some time. RiChland County Fair manager Jamie Larson feels there has been about $22,000 in the group’s bank account. Through the effort of new leadership, the Friends of the Fair has recently gained non-prof- it statd‘s as an organiza- tion. The new group’s first meeting occurred in October. . Fundraising plans have included creating -new 4~H barns along with grandstands. “I think with all the buildings out there that those are the ones that ‘ completely need. to be replaced,” Larson said of the 4H barns. Josie Evenson, Exten- sion agent, added, “As a 4~H community, we are growing in animal numbers. We’re out of space and there are some safety concerns that need to be addressed as well.” ' The commissioners haven’t agreed to pay anything for possible new buildings, but they ‘ nu onus: WEElE SlDNEi HERALD Richlcnd County Commissioner Shane Gorder gives suggestions to the Friends of the Fair during Thursday’s meeting. felt a meeting needed to take place to start creating a building plan. Mark Toennis of SDI Architects was also at the meeting. SEE FAIR, PAGE r2 \5 Shots fired during argument ‘BY Blll VANDER WEELE sronrr noun Shots were reportedly -. new duringa confronta- tion that took place south of Sidney on Thursday a ‘ rnoon. Richland County Sher— i ‘ JOhn Dynneson said at the Richland County Sheriff 3 Office responded to a 911 call regarding a disturbance between neighbors. Thehcall came at 1:45 pm. i The report from the caller said that one. per- son had a gun and was allegedly shooting the weapon. Dynneson said two in- dividuals were taken into custody without incident. “No one was injured,” Dynneson said. He does believe shots were fired. Tobin Taylor. 51, was charged with assault with a weapon, a felony, and criminal mischief in Justice Court on Friday morning. so CHARGE, an 5 Things you sh0uld know about: At least 25 or more producers of a commodity have to petition the depart— ment to create a commodity advisory committee. Since 25 people have signed ' the petition they will move forward'to try and create an advisory committee. A paper ballot will be sent by the Montana Department of Agriculture to the last known address of known . growers and producers of industrial hemp. It must include the amount of the assessment and method of collec- l-lemp listening Session in THC. tion among other information. If the ballot passes, the advisory committee will propose a commod- ity research and market development program to the department for adop— tion. If it does not pass the committee is dissolved. While hemp and marijuana are varieties of the same plant, they are different. Hemp is bred for it’s fiber and seed oil, while marijuana is bred for its psychoactive properties found Around Town .... ..2 Religion ......... ..ll 7‘ quantum . l BY nrcou lUClNA, Deaths ............. ..3 - more room 5 sons noun Industrialin grown hemp must have a THC level less than 0.3 per- cent. C'urrent marijuana vannabis varieties are between 10-30percent. ton Foley with the hemp program and director Don \- l‘homos during Thursday's meeting inySldnoy.‘ ’ SIDNEY HERALD "l. 8828 5 0‘0 ll llll llzmoll 7 9