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February 13, 2012 The Star Page 17 post public notices that are printed In nesll:)en on www.ndpubllcnotlces.€om at no additional chmge to units of government. Summons SUMMONS IN A CiViL ACTION UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA Central Power Electric Cooperative, Inc., a Nodh Dakota Civil Action Electric Cooperative Corporation, NO, 4:11-cv-098 Plaintiff v. John E. Monette, Victoria R. Monette Hauf, and the United States of America Defendant To: Victoria R, Monette Hauf A lawsuit has been filed against you. Within 21 days after service of this summons on you (not counting the day you received it) - or 60 days if you are the United States or a United States agency, or an officer or employee of the United States described in Fed. R, CIv. P. 12 (a)(2) or (3) - you must serve on the plaintiff an answer to the attached complaint or a motion under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, The answer or motion must be served on the plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address are: Debra L, Hoffarth 2525 Elk Drive P.O. Box 1000 Minor, ND 58702-1000 If you fail to respond, judgement by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the com- plaint. You also must file your answer or motion with the court. Date: December 19, 2011 Robert Ansley, Clerk of Court /s/Renee Svihl, Deputy Clerk (January 30; February 6 end 13) Notice to creditors NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DISTRICT COURT OF ROLETTE COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT, In the Matter of the Estate of ELSIE HAM- LEY, deceased. Probate No. 40-2012-PR0001 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed personal representatives of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication or mailing of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Joan Foe- sum, 12600 N. Bethlehem Road, Harrisburg, Me 65256 or Anne Biewer, 16055 92nd St. SE, Lidgerwood, ND 58053, personal respresentatives of the estate, or filed with the Court. Dated this 6th day of February, 2012, Joan Fossum 12600 N. Bethlehem Rd Harrisburg, Me 55256 Anne Biewer 16055 92rid St, SE Lidgerwood, ND 58053 Arne E Boyum, Attorney at Law P.O. Box 908 Rolla, ND 58367 Attorney for Estate First publication on the t3th day of Februar, 9(12. (February 13, 20, 27) Call for bids ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: The Turtle Mountain Community College combined Board of Trustees and Board of Directors will receive bids on Mamh 5, 2012, for the re-roofing of the Turtle Mountain Community College Phase 1 Building. Sealed proposals wil be accepted at the Turtle Mountain Com- munity College Board Room in Belcourt, ND until 1:00 PM CT at which time qualified submittals will be publicly opened and read, The project consists of removal of existing EPDM roofing membrane and ballast and replacement with new membrane and re-use of existing insulation and roofing ballast. The project construction term shall be 60 caleddar days from the Notice to Proceed. A single Prime Bid for Roofing Construction shall be submitted in duplicate and be accompanied by a Bond payable to The Turtle Mountain Community College in the amount equal to five percent (5%) of the bid, This is to serve as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a Contract for the performance of such work if the Con- tract is awarded to him. Only bids, which are accompa- nied by such bond, will be considered. Attached to the bid proposal envelope shall be a separate sealed envelope containing the bid bond and a copy of the firms current North Dakota Contractors Li- cense or Certificate of Renewal as stated in Century Code Section 43-07-12, All bids will be made on the basis of cash payment for such work. After bid opening the Owner will return the bid security of all except the three lowest responsi- ble bidders. When the Contract is awarded, the re- maining unsuccessful bidder's bond will be returned. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and further reserves the right to award the Contract in the best interests of the Owner. The Owner reserves the right to hold the three low bids for a period of thirty (30) days after the date of the bid opening to complete financial arrangements. Minority Employment is a part of all Federal and Federally assisted construction contracts and subcon- tracts in excess o1 $10,000.00. The goals are applica- ble to the Contractor's aggregate on-site construction workforce, not merely that part of the workforce that is performing work on a Federal and Federally assisted contract or subcontract. Further project special condi- tions are identified as follows: * Each Contractor shall comply with TERO Regula- tions represented in the specifications for the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation. Prime bidding con- tractors shall include an identified 3% Fee based upon their contract quote. * Turtle Mountain Community College expects all Contractors to utilize to the greatest extent feasible, Cer- tified Minority Contractors, subcontractors, and vendors in good standing with the North' Dakota Minority Con- trectors Association. The College Board of Directors will make the final determination of Contractor good faith ef- forts. Bidders shall be required to identify the value of Certified Minority Businesses on their bid form proposal. Plans and specifications will be available at the fol- lowing recognized Builders Exchanges for examination: Bismarck-Mandan Exchange, Construction Plans of Bis- marck, Mioot, Grand Forks, and Fargo all of North Dakota. Construction Industry Center of South Dakota. Minneapolis, St. Paul, Construction Bulletin, and Mc- Graw Hilt Construction all of Minnesota. The documents may further be reviewed in the of- rice of the Owner or Architect. Bidding Contractors hav- ing the proper class of North Dakota Contractor's License may obtain copies of the documents from Jiran Architects & Planners, PC, 1431 Interstate Loop, PC Box 5015, Bismarck, ND 58502-5015, upon receipt of a $50,00 deposit, refundable upon return of unmarked documents within ten (10) days of bid opening. Addi- tional non-refundable sheets can be purchased from the Architect at a rate of $3.50/blueprint page and $,25/Xerox page. Electronic copies of the bid docu- ments in PDF format will be available at no cost from the Architect. Contact Jeff Welch, AIA at jeff@jiranpc.com Any bid not prepared and submitted in accordance with the provisions hereof, shall be considered non-re- sponsive. The Owner may waive any formalities, and retains the rights to reject any or all bids. (February 13, 20, 27) Rolla School Board OFFICIAL MINUTES MT. PLEASANT SCHOOL DISTRICT #4 MT. PLEASANT SCHOOL BOARD ROOM SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 The Mt. Pleasant Board of Education met for its regular, meeting Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 8:O0pm in the Mt. Pleasant School. Members present: Kerry Lentz, Phil Soukup, Tom McCIoud, and Cheryl Good. Members absent: Dustin Dunlop and Tom Mc- Cloud. Others present: Brian Palmer, Jessioa Rosinski, Randy Loing, Kristin Mitchell, and Brenda See- hater, President Soukup called the meeting to order. Motion by Lentz, seconded by Good, to approve the minutes of the meeting held on August 9, 2011 as presented, Motion passed. Motion by Lentz, seconded by Good, to approve the bills as presented. Motion passed. General Fund: $179,578.59 Building: $105Z00 Hot Lunch: $7,809,97 Activity: $11,230.64 BILLS Ace Industrial Supply 2,938.42 AFLAC 100.00 Alco 120.39 Allied 100 431.00 AmeriPride 19.27 AMKO Advisors 9,700.00 Anderson, Vicki 200.00 BDS Electric, Inc. 1,303.89 Bill's Service 821.28 Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 414.00 Blikre, Ashleigh 290.00 Brain Pop 135.00 Broderick, Kristi 200,00 Brown, Craig 200.00 Burrer, Jodi 200.00 Cengage Learning 5,093.17 Charley, Ralph 835,00 Chautauqua Reading Council 60.00 Chicken Hut 198.00 City of Rolla 1,226.37 CNA Surety 50.00 Cole Papers Inc 1,118.10 COMPUTER SOLUTIONS/SIGN SHACK 240.00 CW Structural Engineers 1,674.57 D & B Pizza 186.00 Dakota Assemblies 400.00 Days Inn 575.72 Discovery Education 1,987.00 Dosch, Cindy 200.00 Doug & Mary's Jack & Jill 23.29 EAPC 54,966.00 EduTech 40.00 First State Insurance Agency 7,993.00 Flinn Scientific Inc 772.62 Fritz, William 200.00 Gannareli, Barbara 200.00 Grand Forks Herald 93.21 Gustafson Oil & Propane 7,100.00 Hanlan, Julie-Ann 200,00 Harrington, Phyllis 1,000.00 Hart, Kimberly 200.00 Horsley Specialties, Inc. 1,933.00 Houghton Mifflin 45.35 Ideal Distributors 53.30 Ivey, LaVonne 200.00 Johnson, Tiffany 267,50 Keegan Lock & Key 113.00 Kelly Inn 158.60 KurMi, Roger 400.00 LAGASSE, ARMAND 200.00 Lagasse, Jan 200.00 Latum, Sharon 200.00 Leas, Amy 275.00 Leevers Super Valu 34.95 LOING, RANDY 200.00 Mangold, Colin 200.00 Marly, Jeff 200.00 MENARD, LEO 8.94 Manards - Minot 6.58 Mickelson, Danielle 200.00 Mitchell, Kristen 200.00 Munro True Value 208,07 ND Council of Educational Leaders 620.00 ND Dept of Transportation 10.00 NDESC 2,310.00 North Dakota Attorney General 330.75 Northland Community Health Center 135,00 Northwest Evaluation Assc 2,487.50 OfficeMax Contract Inc. 85.57 Oreck Commercial Sales 139.59 Ottertal Power Company 2,311.03 PCI Educational Publishing 289.85 Peace Garden Consortium 7,237.64 Pearson, Dawn 330.00 Pearson Education 39.14 Popplers Music, Inc 164.00 PRESENTATION MEDICAL CENTER 121.00 Randa, Marilynn 200.00 Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc 41,400.00 Rolla Drug 4.79 SARKILAHTI, TERRY 144.51 School Mate 802,26 School Specialty 313.60 Saehafer, Brenda 200,00 Senger, Sarah 200.00 Shiftier Equipment Sales 151.00 Signs By Jan 80,00 SimplexGrinnell 400.00 Supreme School Supply CO. 55;13', ' , TaconyCorporation 143.66 The Computer StOre 199.98 ' The Parent Institute 643.00 Theel Motors 107.85 Thune, Gary 1,314.95 Tuomala Plumbing & Heating 76.96 Tudle Mountain Communications 457.38 Turtle Mountain Star 492.80 US Foodservice 255.91 Visa 2,603.99 Vrchota, Jenna 200.00 WEATHERMEN INC 967.00 Weekly Reader Corp 204.20 Wiedrich, Janelle 750,96 Wilkes, Patrick 200.00 GENERAL 179,578.59 Travelers 1,052.00 BUILDING 1052 Alco Discount Store #228 13.45 Case Clay Creamery 561.76 Cherney, Karly 25.65 DP1187.92 Food Services of America 2,535,45 Gefroh, Mark 40.35 HUDSON, JENNA 139.15 Interstate Brands Corporation 166,72 JS Vending, Inc, 146.05 Leevers Super Valu 459,68 US Foodservice 3,533.79 HOT LUNCH 7809.97 Aalund, Renee 203.80 Alco Discount Store #228 15.95 Austin Plastics & Supply 1,785.00 Axvig Candy Co 640.60 Bartholmay, Angle 203.80 Bender, Joe 174.30 Blue, Mary 203.80 Booth, Sam 44,50 Bowers, Dustin 385,80 Cahill, Brett 70.50 Demers, Derek 66.80 Gerrels and Company, Inc 1,049.40 Grand Forks Herald 95.79 Kline, Brad 373.68 Knowski, Joe 454.34 Lakota Public School 100.00 Lange, Diana 100.00 Lange, Marshall 26.00 Leevers Super Valu 8.43 LOING, RANDY 70.50 Longie, Megan 407.60 Midwest Coca Cola Bottling 7.97 Munro True Value 106.97 ND High School Coaches Assc 55.00 NDIAAA 90.00 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company 1,383.40 Pfeifer, Tim 26.00 Pizza Corner Frozen Pizza 681.00 Rolla Floral 10.00 Stumps 57.90 Training Room Inc 446.81 Universal Athletic 1,536.73 US Foodservice 101.72 Varsity Spirit Fashions 68.45 Ystaas, Tyler 178.10 ACTIVITY 11230.64 Communications & Commendations Thank you to the following individuals and busi- nesses to donating to the new scoreboard and shot clocks - Tony & Cheryl Good & Family, Rola Endow- ment Fund, Rolla Music Parents, Bulldog Backers, Rolla Kiwanis, Wrestling Club, Mt. Pleasant School District Foundation, Turtle Mountain Star, and Rolla Coop Grain. Administrative Reports • Business Manager's Report - Monthly financial reports were reviewed. Motion by Lentz, second by Good, to approve the financial reports. Motion passed. • Superintendent's Report - Mr. Palmer discussed enrollment, the existence of two preschool sections, bus routes, Rock Lake student count update, building proj- ects, NCEC, and the school website. The current per- centage update for Rock Lake students amending Rotia School is 54%. The county and state board meetings are coming up in the spring, The coal boiler is set to ship on September 26, Motion to Good, second by Lentz, to approve the Rock Lake route driver pay at $40 per route with the alternate route pay at $45 as needed. Motion passed, Motion by Dunlop, second by Lentz, to give the building committee authority over all decisions in regards to change order requests pertaining to the gym wall and boiler projects. Motion passed. • Elementary Principal's Report - Mrs. Mitchell pre- sented her report. Parent lunches for 1-6 have been completed. The fresh fruits and vegetable grant is al- lowing for an afternoon snack three days a week. • Secondary Principal /AD Report - Mr. Loing pre- sented his report. New Business 1 .Bids - Motion by Dunlop, second by Lentz, to ap- prove the coal hauling bid from Belie Trucking. Motion passed. 2.Certificate of Compliance- Motion by Lentz, sec- ond by Good, to approve the certificate of compliance as presented. &School Board Convention - The NDSBA conven- tion is October 27-29. Registration is due by the next board meeting. 4.2010/11 Audit Report - Motion by Lentz, second by Good, to approve the 2010/2011 audit report from Lervik & Johnson. Motion passed. 5.Consent Agenda - Motion by Good, second by Lentz, to approve the consent agenda. Motion passed. • Motion to approve Elizabeth Nedeau as the cheer- leading advisor. • Motion to approve Randy Loing as half-time JH football coach. • Motion to approve Jenna Vrchota as JH girls bas- ketball coach. , Motion to approve Jodi Burrer as JV girls basket- ball coach. • Motion to approve vocal music contract for Eliza- beth Haraseth. The next board meeting is Tuesday, October 4 at 5:00pro. Jessica Rosinski Business Manager Phil Soukup Board President OFFICIAL MINUTES MT. PLEASANT SCHOOL DISTRICT #4 MT. PLEASANT SCHOOL BOARD ROOM OCTOBER 4, 2011 The Mt, Pleasant Board of Education met for its regular meellng i ueu,y, ucleoer q., 'u11 at 5:00pro in the Mt. Pleasant School. Members present: Kerry Lentz, Phil Soukup, Dustin Dunlop, Tom McCIoud, and Cheryl Good. Others present: Brian Palmer, Jessica Rosinski, Randy Loing, Kristin Mitchell, and Brenda Seehafer. President Soukup called the meeting to order. Motion by Lentz, seconded by Good, to approve the minutes of the meeting held on September 13, 2011 as presented. Motion passed. Bills Motion by Good, seconded by Dunlop, to approve the bills as presented. Motion passed. Aloe 108.59 AmeriPride 39.34 Anderson's 142.45 Arnston Stewart Wegner, PC 2,774.56 Auto Value of Rolla 706.02 BDS Electric, Inc. 2,791.09 Bill's Service 2,981.42 Blackboard Connect 617.50 Blikre, Ashleigh 232.56 Brown, Craig 37.99 BW Seven Seas Inn 158.60 Cando Farmers Grain & Oil 37.53 Cengage Learning 240.00 City of Rolla 891.36 Cole Papers Inc 688.88 CompUSA 172.67 COMPUTERS & STUFF 59.98 Culinex 16.70 Custom ink 392.70 DakTech Computers 1,998.00 Doug & Mary's Jack & Jill 56.31 Farmers Union Oil 923.18 Focus on the News 45,00 Gaffaney's 746.25 Haddw's Bus Sales, Inc 28,48 HUDSON, JENNA 35,00 J.A. Sexauer 187.65 Know Buddy 574.24 Leevers Super Valu 52.14 Lervik & Johnson 5,000.00 LOING, RANDY 256.08 MidAmerica Books 294.03 Mt. Pleasant S/D Hot Lunch 617.00 Munro True Value 1,059.07 ND Student Activities Assc 100.00 North Dakota Museum of Art 5.00 Northland Community Health Center 135.00 OffioeMax Contract Inc. 37.62 Oriental Trading Company, Inc 376.73 ottartail Power Company 38.06 Palmer, Brian 97.92 Pearce & Durick 274,09 Penworthy Company 424.12 Prairie Engineering 2,901.35 Pro-Mark Services, Inc 54,966.00 Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc 256,050.00 Scholastic Magazines 50.82 School Mate 131.75 School Specialty 1,301.88 Shittier Equipment Sales 5.16 Sleep Inn 1,559.40 The McGraw-Hill Companies t 02.49 Theel Motors 84.63 Turtle Mountain Communications 499.33 Turtle Mountain Star 24.60 GENERAL 344,128.32 Case Clay Creamery 739.62 Doug & Mary's Jack & Jill 1,410.65 DPI 226.85 Food Services of America 2,956.47 Interstate Brands Corporation 166.72 Leevers Super Valu 580.24 US Foodservice 4,087,55 Wuori, Kimberly ' ' 22.95 ,(,'1" JNH ......... ............... !,0,191.05 ,Axvlg Candy Co 551.95 ' 'BIIkt'e Ashleigh 47.96 Elf man, Mark 123.04 Freschette, Bridget 167,74 Heisler, Rod 167.74 Leevers Super Valu 300,84 Midwest Coca Cola Bottling 1,014.66 Minot Restaurant Supply Co 58.28 NDSU Department of Music 350.00 Pepsi*Cola Bottling Company 985.65 Pizza Corner Frozen Pizza 446.00 Popplers Music, Inc 52.40 Rola Drug 82.50 Universal Athletic 100,49 US Foodservice 15,99 Visa 89.00 Wallace, Terry 123.04 Weinmann, Shane 85.30 Wishart, Robert 1,152.00 Ystaas, Tyler 85.30 ACTIVITY 5,999.88 US Bank 1,434,31 DEBT SERVICE 1,434.31 General Fund: $344,128.32 Hot Lunch: $1 O, 191.05 Activity: $5,999,88 Debt Service: $1,434.31 Administrative Reports • Business Manager's Report - Monthly financial reports were reviewed. Motion by Dunlop, second by McCIoud, to approve the financial reports. Motion passed. • Superintendent's Report - Mr. Palmer discussed his report. • Elementary Principal's Report - Mrs. Mitchell pre- sented her report. She discussed Character Education, new book study group, and ND MILE. • Secondary Principal /AD Report - Mr. Loing pre- sented his report. He discussed the belying assembly on November 2, which is also parent/teacher confer- ences, and the fall band concert is October 27. Committee Reports • Budget/Coop - The committee met on September 28th, Discussion items were the 2011/12 budgets and mills/levies. • Building/Transpodation - The committee met on September 28th. They conducted a walk through of the building and reviewed the gym and boiler projects. Car- pet replacement was also discussed. • CSlP - The committee met on September 28th. The next meeting is October 5. New Business 1 .Superintendent Evaluation - Evaluations are due to the office by the next committee meetings. 2.2011/2012 Budgets - Motion by McCIoud, sec- ond by Dunlop, to approve the general fund expenditure budget at $3,663,191.87 and the general fund revenue budget at $3,629,363.31. Motion passed. Motion by Lentz, second by Good, to approve the subsidiary budg- ets as presented. Motion passed. 3.2011/2012 Mills & Levies - a) Motion by Dunlop, second by Good, to set the general fund levy at $500,000. Motion passed b) Motion by Dunlop, second by McCioud, to set the building fund levy at $49,000. Motion passed. c) Motion by Dunlop, second by Lentz, to set the special assessments levy at $2,500. Motion passed. d) Motion by McCIoud, second by Dunlop, to set the sinking & interest levy at $185,000. Motion passed. e) Motion by Good, second by McCIoud, to set the judgment bond levy at $65,000. Motion passed. f) Motion by Lentz, second by Good, to set the special reserve levy at $5,000. Motion passed. The next board meeting is Tuesday, November 8 at 5:00pm. Jessica Rosinski Business Manager Phil Soukup Board President (February 13) P, Lavina Lemieux 246-3897 We offer our sympathy to the family and friends of Pearl S. Johnson who died at Grafton, ND on February 3. Her funeral was held at the Valle Lutheran Church :in Rolette on Tuesday, February 7. NOHA (Valle youth for New Orleans trip) will be serving the RADA supper on Monday, February 13. On the menu is Chicken Supreme, baked potato etc. Come and help the kids earn money for their trip. Rolette Ag Day will be held again this year. It will be on Wednesday, February 15 starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Memorial Hall. There is a full day of activities. Ag day is sponsored by The Rolette FFA Chapter, Rolette Dol- lars for Scholars and the Rolette County Crop Improve- ment Association. Noon meal, BBQ Pork or Beef sponsored by Rolette State Bank, Farm Credit Services, Dacotah Bank and Starion Financial. There will be a benefit for Grace Brown on Sunday, February 19 from 8 am till 1 pm held at the Rolette Me- morial Hall. Free will donation with supplement funds provided by Thrivent. Pancakes and sausage will be served. This event is being put on by the Rolette Ambu- lance and the Rolette Fire Department. There will be an 80th Birthday Party for John Saw- chuk in Cando at the Christian fellowship Church on Feb. 19 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Everyone is invited. There will be a Retirement Party for Harry Blessum on Wednesday, February 29 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Rolette Elevator. They will be serving BBQ, Chips and Cake. Come and wish Harry a happy retirement. There will be some cursillo weekends coming soon, Belcourt is having Cursillo weekends the men's will be held at St. Ann's on March 8-1 I. For more information call Leonard Keplin at 477-6172 or St. Ann's parish of- rice. The Women's Cursillo weekend will be March 22-25, contact Cindy LaFloe for information at 550-0753 or her assistant, Joni LaFontaine at 550-9091. Fr. Shane McKee will be the Spiritual Director and Fr. David Mumba's the assistant director. Hunter Safety class will be offered March 19-23 at the Rolette Public School. Time will be from 6:30-9:00. For more infomaation and to register call Jason Heinz at 246-3416. The Rolette Wildlife Club is sponsoring the 1st An- nual wetland waterfowl shootout. It will take place on October 12 and 13, 2012. Register by April 30th. For more information call Justin at 701-320-1269 or B ill at 701-871-1044. There are posters hanging around town, so check on them. Lee Rahn will be filling in as RADA President until Grace Brown is able to resume the position. Present a t the RADA executive meeting on Feb. 8 were: Lee Rahn, Celia Rahn, Gary Linson, Jorgen Knutson, Jo Gi]je, George Wilson and Janie Jung. The Rolette County Relay for Life wants to form more teams. The teams are in the front line in the war against cancer. The funds raised by our teams combined with all the other Relay for Life events are a major source of funding for the American Cancer Society Re- search Projects. Rolette needs to do their share in this war. We need to build some teams now to do our part. Contact Lee Rahn 246-3617 for more information. Joy and Tim Aaseby, Isaiah, Josiah, Katie and Nicholas were weekend guests of Lamoine and June Beaver. Howard and Lavina Lemieux visited Pete Solberg at the hospital in Bottineau on Sunday afternoon. That evening they treated Rosemary LaCroix to supper out at the China Inn. Tuesday Howard and Lavina Lemieux drove to Minot. They had supper with Robert Lemieux and fam- ily and were overnight guests. Last Thursday luncheon guest and afternoon visitor of Lyle and Helen Kruschwitz was Victoria Kruschwitz of Texas. Lois and Milton Haagenson attended a basketball game in Minot on Tuesday. They watched their grand- daughter, Melora, play. Rolette Community Care Center is having its Valen- tine party February 14 at 3 pm with live music. Resident advocate, Marie Roberge, and staff invite people to come and spend time with the residents. The care center has new transportation for the residents for outings and other things. The first trip might be going out for a calving outing to a local farm. Friday, Mass is offered by Father Philip Charcko of Rolette Sacred Heart Catholic Church at l 1 am. Health department urges correct use of car seats for children In observance of Child Passenger Safety Month in February, the North Dakota Department of Health urges all parents and caregivers to make sure they choose the right car seat to fit their child's size, age, physical de- velopment and behavioral needs. ... The number one killer of. children in North Dakota is motor vehicle crashes. Car seats, boosters and seat belts are the "vaccines" for prevent- ing deaths and injuries to children in car crashes. For a vaccine to work, it needs to be spaced properly and ad- ministered correctly, just like car seats. It is important that children ride in the right kind of restraint to fit their body. Using the wrong restraint and utilizing it incorrectly could lessen the effectiveness of a car seat, booster or seat belt and puts a child at more risk. According to the North Dakota Department of Health, car seat checkup statistics for 2010 indicate that 88 percent of the car seats checked were being misused in some form. One of the categories of mis- use was that 15 percent of the re- straints used were inappropriate for the child. Of the cases where the re- straint wasn't appropriate for the child: 85 percent of the children were too small or to() young. Many were moved from a booster to a seat belt before they were tall enough and many were too young to be in a booster (younger than 4 years of age). 46 percent of children were too large and were exceeding the maximum height or weight of the seat they were in. To cut down on misuse, the De- partment of Health suggests always reading the instructions for the re- straint being selected to make sure the child falls within the guidelines indicated by the manufacturer. Re- straint manufacturers are required to use the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's testing stan- dards while crash testing their seats. Not following the instructions can cause the restraint to not perform as it should in a crash, putting the pas- senger at more risk. To offer children the best protec- tion while traveling in the car, even if you are only travelling a block 16-Hour DUI Seminar Feb. 13-16, 2012 * $180.00 Dunseith City Hall, Dunseith ND 6:00 -- 10:00 PM Each Session A copy of the evaluation is required. DUI/Drug/SAP Evaluations: Linda A. Berdahl, LAC To enroll or schedule an evaluation Call 244-2299 or after 4:00 PM call 244-0579 away, the Department of Health of- fers the following best practices: • Children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat. • Always follow the manufac- turer's instructions when using a car seat ! ...... • £ Children ,sh6uld ride rear, faoing until at least 2 years,of age. Two types of car seats are available for rear-facing: Infant Seats - Most of these seats can be used until 22-35 pounds. Use them until the highest weight limit or until the child's head is within one inch of the top of the seat. Convertible Seats- These seats can be used rear-facing and forward- facing. Most can be used rear-facing up to 30-40 pounds. Use them rear- facing until the highest weight or height limit allowed by the manufac- turer. • FORWARD-FACING When children are at least 2 years of age or have outgrown the highest rear-facing limits of their car seat, they may ride forward-facing in a car seat with a harness. Use the seat until the child reaches the harness's high- est weight limit allowed by the man- ufacturer. Car seats with harnesses can be used up to 40-100 pounds. • BOOSTERS When children have outgrown the harness in their forward-facing car seat, they may be moved to a booster. The child should be at least 40 pounds and at least 4 years of age. Keep the child in the booster until about 4'9" tall or the seat belt fits correctly over the child's body. Most boosters can be used up to 80-120 pounds• ';SEAT BELT  Children should use a seat belt when it fits over the body correctly. • For a seat belt to fit properly, the lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs and be snug across the shoul- der and chest. It should not lie on the stomach or across the neck. Caregivers who need assistance with their car seats should attend a car seat check or contact a certified child passenger safety technician for help. To find a certified technician near you, call the North Dakota De- partment of Health at 701.328.4536 or 800.472.2286, or visit www.nd- health.gov/injury or the NHTSA website at www.nhtsa.gov/. For more information about child passenger safety, contact Dawn Mayer, North Dakota Department of Health, at 701.328.4536. Put Your M, oney Where Your House Zsl Iocal lndependent : strengthen our bunesses era  . community your best vslue and our economy Eliminate High Heating Bills! 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