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6B SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014 Around our area SIDNEY HERALD Department urges caution regarding rabies exposures State and local public health officials remind Mon- tanans to be aware of the risk for exposure to rabies this time of year when the likelihood of interactions with wild animals increases. "Be smart this spring and summer and take time to learn a few basic tips that will protect you and your family," Richard Opper, De- partment of Public Health and Human Services direc- tor, said. To avoid possible expo- sures, keep the following rabies prevention tips in mind: • Do not feed or handle wild animals, especially bats. Teach children never to touch wild animals or handle bats, even dead ones. Ask children to tell an adult if they see or find a bat. • Vaccinate dogs and cats against rabies. All dogs and cats should have a current rabies certificate. • Bat-proof your house. Close all outside openings larger than 3/8 of an inch in the walls, roofs and floors. Put screens on all windows, doors and chimneys to pre- vent bats from entering. • Watch for abnormal wild animal behavior. Most wild animals are not seen during the daytime. If you see one and it is acting strangely, leave it alone and contact your local health depart- ment or animal control agency. If you or your child has any contact with a bat, or are bitten or scratched by any wild or stray animal, please do the following: • Wash any bite or wound with soap and water. • Contact a health care provider or public health department for appropriate follow-up. In the summer of 2013, there were hundreds of reports of animal bites in Montana, including over 40 encounters between bats and people, During the same period, 20 of the 200 bats and 13 of 25 skunks submit- ted to the Department of Livestock&apos;s Veterinary Di- agnostic Laboratory tested positive for rabies. Rabies is not limited to wild animals; in the same year two dogs and one cat also tested positive. People who may have been exposed generally receive a series of shots that can range in cost from $2,000 to $7,000 per person. Rabies can be a fatal disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. The rabies virus is carried in the saliva of infected animals and is usually transmitted to people and other animals from the bite or saliva of a rabid animal. Although exposures can occur anytime, spring and summer are the seasons when most exposures occur as humans and animals emerge from the long Montana winter. Although skunks are the most com- mon four legged animals infected with rabies in Montana, the majority of reported human exposures result from bats. Because bat bites can be difficult to detect, it is important that any physi- cal contact with a bat be brought to the attention of a health care provider or public health officials for a risk assessment. Bats found in homes, especially sleep- ing areas, are a concern be- cause sleeping people, small children or pets may not be aware or unable to report an exposure. "It is important to consult with health authorities if you find a bat in your home," Opper said. Officials remind anyone who may have been exposed not to destroy the animal that may be responsible. It may be possible to observe or test the animal to rule out rabies and eliminate the need for treatment. Contact your local health depart= ment or animal control for instructions on what to do. Donation to library BILL VANDER WEELE I SIDNEY HERALD SM Energy donated $1,000 to the Central School library. The grant was used to buy books for the library. Central's library re- opened last year because increased enrollment led to expansion of classes. Pictured with SM Energy representative J.D. Jensen are students from Mrs. Forr's kindergarten class and Mrs. Linder's fourth-grade class. Safeco Insurance honors Seitz Insurance with award Safeco Insurance recently rec- ognized Seitz Insurance Agency, a member of the Montana Insurance Managers, with the prestigious Pre- mier Partner Award. The Premier Partner Award is Safeco's elite agency recognition pro- gram, which honors the achievement and partnership of the best agents and insurance agencies. Fewer than 10 percent of independent insurance agencies that sell Safeco personal April 23 After being notified about a distur- bance at a residence on the 700th block of Sixth Street SE, Sidney police officers arrested Mallory Rose Baker, 28, currently residing in Sidney, at 10:25 p.m. for disor- derly conduct and resisting arrest. She was incarcerated in lieu of a $520 bond. April 24 : Wesley Eric Garber, 36, Sidney, was arrested at the Park Plaza Motel br Submit your outdoor pictures, stories and suggestions for our upcoming Outdoors Page Submissions can be sent to design @ sidneyherald.eom 7i+i+++T!ir!!!!!!!!+!++ :i?ii7 iHi? lines products receive this distin- guished honor. Inclusion in the Safeco Premier Partner Program is reserved for only the best agencies and affords these agencies exclusive access to spe- cial resources and programs that sup- port their ability to better serve their customers and grow their agencies. "Seitz Insurance Agency is honored to be recognized with as a Safeco Premier Partner," David Seitz, vice president, said. "It is our priority to Police beat partner or family member. He was incarcerated with no bond. April 25 Dillon Paul Ford, 22, Sidney, was arrested at 4 p.m. on the 600 block Fifth Street SW for partner or family member assault. He was incarcerated with no bond. Lisa Michelle Tihista, 52, Sidney, was arrested at 10 p.m. for DUI, first offense. She posted her $785 bond and was given notice to ap- pear in Sidney City Court. Vern David Glamton, 39, Sidney, was arrested at 7:15 p.m. on a deliver superior service and provide trusted advice to our customers." Serving Montana and North Dako- ta, Seitz Insurance Agency is locally owned and operated and specializes in farm and ranch, commercial, home, auto and life insurance prod- ucts. Seitz Insurance Agency is located at 114 Second Avenue SE in Sidney and can be reached at 406-433-1411 or toll free at 1-877-884-3680. warrant issued out of Richland County Justice Court for failure to appear. He was incarcerated in lieu of a $385 bond. Zone Bradley Volbrecht, 57, Sidney, was arrested for at 8:15 p.m. DUI, fleeing a police officer, resisting arrest, driving while suspend or revoked, operating a vehicle not properly registered and criminal contempt. 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Trent Wade Sharbono, 25, Savage, was arrested 2:15 a.m. on South Central Avenue for DUI and incar- cerated in lieu of a $870 bond. April 29 Justin James Lapp, 19, Huntley, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. by the Mon- tana Highway Patrol in Yellowstone County on an April warrant issued out of Sidney City Court for con- tempt of court. His bond was set at $385 and he posted it. At 7:45 p.m., a warrant issued out of District Court for criminal pos- session of dangerous drugs was served to Taylor Curtis Scheetz, 22, Sidney. He was incarcerated in lieu of a $5,000 bond. Highway Patrol chief of staff hired Last week, Captain Bran- don Solberg was promoted to the rank of major and became the North Dakota's Highway Patrol's chief of staff, replacing retired Major David Kleppe who retired in April after 31 years of distin- guished service. Solberg began his career with the Highway Patrol in ,January 1999 by attending the North Dakota Highwat Patrol academy. In 2007, Solberg became a lieuten- ant until his next promotion to captain in 2011. Solberg was promoted to the rank of major in May. AA meetings • Tuesdays at 7 p.m. • Friday 8 p.m. • Saturday 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. • Sunday 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Educational Building NA meetings • Thursdays at 7 p.m. MonDak Trucking Office Building, 725 W. Holly, Sidney t