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Page 6 .:;.......... .-...m....v... sag..-“ ‘- The Star FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS * Remmmgton Longie Melaeh Poitra Kai Ole I-""" "U qur .Charity Selburg Zuri Olwage Dunseith honors students of the month Dunseith Elementary School recently honored its December Students of the Month. Students from pre—kindergarten to the sixth grade were cho- sen for the honor. Those selected by grade were as follows: - Pre-Kindergarten: Remmington Longie, son of Bobby and Eve Longie. Desiree Davis. Kindergarten: Oakley Davis, son of Beau and - First Grade: Nathanael Belgarde, son of Nathanael Belgarde and Taylor Baker. 0 Second Grade: Esti Olwage, daughter of Jo- hannes and Jenny Olwage Third Grade: Melaeh Poitra, granddaughter of Mark and Sandra Morin. - Fourth Grade: Kai Olwage, son of Johannes and Jenny Olwage. 0 Fifth Grade: Charity Selburg, daughter of Michael and Sarah Selburg. Sixth Grade: Zuri Olwage, daughter of Jo— hannes and Jenny Olwage. SNAP recipients are temporarily receiving extra help Lower-income North Dakotans who rely ,on the Supplemental Nutri— tion Assistance Program (SNAP) to supplement their food budget are temporarily receiving some extra help. ‘ The federal Consolidated Appro- priations Act 2021 provided a tem- porary 15 percent increase in federally funded SNAP benefits. With support from the federal US. Department of Agriculture — Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), the North Dakota Department of Human Services is increasing SNAP benefits! from January through June 2021 for all eligible households in the state. The department estimates that the temporary increase in SNAP benefits will provide an extra $1.2 million in grocery buying power each month to over 24,000 North Dakota house- holds. The SNAP program serves children, older adults, individuals with disabilities and low-income workers in North Dakota. SNAP households already re- ceived the additional increase for January on their SNAP EBT cards on . Jan. 12, 2021. Beginning in February and through June 2021, increased benefits will be available on SNAP EBT cards on the first day of every month. The average monthly SNAP ben- efit in North Dakota is about $388. Benefit amounts vary and are based on family size and family members’ combined incomes. The extra benefit amounts will vary by household size. The minimum benefit for a one or a two-person household is increasing Local students make honor rolls at Valley City State University Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D., has released its Honor Rolls for fall semester 2020. The Honor Roll recognizes stu- dents who completed 6 to 11 semes— ter hours of Valley City State University classes for which grade points are earned with a grade point average of at least 3.50. Miranda Pearson, of Rock Lake earned a spot the honor roll this past semester. The Dean’s Honor Roll recog- nizes students who completed 12 se- mester hours or more of VCSU classes for which grade points were earned with a grade point average of at least 3.50. Evan LaVallie of St. John earned a spot on the Dean’s Honor Roll this past semester. The President’s Honor Roll rec- Berg on honor roll at NDSCS' Haley Berg of Rolette was named to the President’s Honor Roll at the North Dakota State College of Sci- ence in Wahpeton for the springse- mesters of 2019-20 and 2020-21. The honor is extended to students who have achieved a grade point av- erage of 3.5 or higher as a full—time student, demonstrating excellence in scholarship. Berg is in the dental assistant pro- gram at the school. ognizes students who completed 12 semester hours or more of VCSU classes for which grade points were earned with a 4.0 grade point aver- age. Earning a spot on the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall semester was Jocelyn Braunberger of Rolette. from $16 to $19 a month. The maxi- mum benefit is increasing from $374 to $430 for a two—person household and from $535 to $616 for a three— person household. A table showing the maximum SNAP benefit amounts with this temporary increase is online at www.nd.gov/dhs/services/finan- cialhelp/foodstamps.html. North Dakotans who are having problems affording food are encour- aged to apply for SNAP online atwww.nd.gov/dhs/info/pubs/appli- cation.html or by contacting their local human service zone office, formerly called county social service offices. Z'one offices may be restricting public ac- cess due to COVID-19 but are still providing services by phone, email and fax. Contact information is online at www.nd.gov/dhs/locations/countyso- cialserv/index.html. SHOP LOOAL. EAT LOOAL. [ SPEND LOOAL. ENJOY LOOAL. IT TAKES You to sum THE TREND. SUPPORT THE LOCAL BUSINESSES . ‘WHO SUPPORT THE AREA WHERE Y0 1 '. LIVE, WORK AND PLAY. Temanson Law Firm Paul A. Temanson ' Lawyer m as Member of National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives and National Organization of Veterans'Advocates , 701-838-8766 or (701) 240-0119 - www.TemansonLaw.com Keeping our communities strong by providing you with essential services to stay connected. gTURTLE MOUNTAIN COMMUNICATIONS mm - 701.477.1101 I Bottineau - 701.220.1101 Lanzdon 701.256.5156 I will This institution is In equal opportunity provider and employer. Bank offering new I scholarship program ' This year Dacotah Bank introduced a new scholarship program. In the past Dacotah Bank has partnered with the South Dakota Bankers Association to provide scholarships for high school seniors. A change in the SDBA program focusing SDBA supported scholarships to- ward secondary education students focusing their career on financial services lead to the creation of this new Dacotah Bank Scholarship Program. Dacotah Bank has been happy to help youth in the communities they serve move on to secondary schools and wanted this support to continue. In order to be eli- gible, high school seniors must be attending a higher education institute in South Dakota, North Dakota or Minnesota, and have an account with Daco- tah Bank. Each.Dacotah Bank market has been allotted a $1,000 scholarship to award a student that fits eligibility requirements and completes the application in its entirety. Dacotah Bank will choose the two highest scoring applications out of the submission pool to receive a $2,000 scholarship. These two winners are not eligible for the $1,000 location scholarship, and another application from that location will be chosen. Robert Fouberg, Dacotah Bank president and CEO stated, “Dacotah Bank and the communities in which we live, and work depend on a quality work- force. Inasmuch as post-secondary education represents a huge financial com- mitment, we feel it is important to invest in the next generation.” If you would like to apply for a Dacotah Bank Scholarship or for more in- formation visit dacotahbank.com/scholarships. Several area students earn honors from DCB Dakota College at Bottineau rec- ognizes students from the fall 2020 semester for their academic success. This academic sucoess recognizes outstanding students who are investing time, energy and resources to becom- ing contfibuting members of society. v Dean’s List students maintain a GPA of 3 .5 and higher and the Honor Roll recognizes students who have achieved a GPA of 30-349. ' We are pleased that they have achieved a high level of academic ex— cellence. 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