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June 2, 2014 The Star Page 5 A lot of fun in a minute Rolla elementary students capped off their school year with some Minute To Win It games. During the competitions, students participated in a vari- ety of activities and each were given a minute to accomplish their respec- tive tasks. Some of the games included stacking cookies on foreheads, wrapping another student in toilet paper and separating candy by color. USDA offering loans, grants to support runic E ve=opm00,,= t Revolving loans, micro-lending help create jobs, spark business ex- pansion, increase rural manufactur- ing Agriculture Secretary Tom Vii- sack announced that the Department is accepting applications for loans and grants to support community de- velopment projects, business expan- sion and job creation. "These United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) investments are part of the Obama Administra- ,, ion,ongoi,efforts, to, croat,,jobs  aadexpand eeonomicopumities  for rural entreprenes.3 ilsacksaid. "Through them, USDA is working with local organizations to provide capital to help small business owners achieve their goals. These invest- ments are helping rural residents take the next steps on the ladder to greater success and opportunity." Assistance is being provided through two USDA Rural Develop- ment programs: the Intermediary Re- lending Program (IRP) and the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Pro- gram (RMAP). The 2014 Farm Bill reauthorized both programs through 2018. For Fiscal Year 2014, $18.9. million in IRP loans are available, and $25.4 million in RMAP loans and grants are available. Under IRP, USDA lends money to economic development intermedi- aries (non-profits and public bodies) who re-lend it to rural businesses (ul- timate recipients) that might not oth- erwise be able to obtain such financing. The program supports sus- tainable economic development and helps create or retain jobs in disad- vantaged and remote communities. USDA encourages intermediaries to work with state and regional repre- sentatives and with other public and private organizations that can pro- vide complementary resources. Since President Obama took office, the IRP program has created or saved an es- timated 92,000 jobs. Under RMAP, USDA provides loans and grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) to help microentrepreneurs -- very small businesses with 10 or fewer employees -- access microloans to start or develop businesses. MDOs use the funds to provide training and technical assistance to eligible small businesses or to establish revolving loan funds to provide micro-loans, typically $5,000 to $50,000, to rural microentrepreneurs. Since the begin- ning of the Obama Administration, the RMAP program has provided $52 million for 257 projects to sup- port very small business enterprises: Details about how to apply for 2014 IRP funding are on page 28886 and for 2014 RMAP funding are on page 28888 of today's Federal Reg- ister. Application forms may be ob- tained from any USDA Rural Development State Office. The Mid-Columbia Economic Development District in Maupin, Ore., used a $100,000 IRP loan and other funding to keep Maupin's local grocery store open and save six jobs. The new owner used the funds to re- model the 90-year-old establishment, which serves residents and tourists and is the only grocery store within 40 miles. USDA provided $605,000 in RMAP loans and grants to California FarmLink, a statewide non-profit serving limited-resource, under- served farmers. FarmLirrk used the funds to provide23 miero'-loans and techfiic&/ssstince O small fai'iners 'in California. The faiets bought seeds, plants and equipment, hired workers, marketed their crops and became more profitable. More than half of the micro-loans were pro- vided to women and minority farm- ers. President Obama's plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the Presi- dent's leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have .empowered rural America to con- tinue leading the way - strengthen- ' ingA/nerica's ec0nbmy, small towns and rural communities. Vote for Pat Hemmy Rolla City Council June 10, 2014 Navy Veteran. Member of the VFW and American Legion. 34 years of federal service. 22 years of supervisory and management experience Very familiar with budget, finance, natural resources, facilities management, contracting, personnel, property and supply. Eduction - Bachelor Science in Geology. Federal Departmental Manager and Development Program in Washington, D.C. I appreciate your ideas, thoughts, support and vote (Paid for by Pat Hemmy) Hi, my name is Joseph , Kaufman. I'm currently the sergeant for the Rolette County Shbriff's Office. I have been proudly serving the people of Rolette County for almost five years. I have a total of eight years in law enforcement with another year and a half in dispatch and corrections. I'm currently living in Rolette with my family; my fianc Karolann Sebelius; and our two boys, Kindred, 7, and Hayden, 1. NORTH DAKOTA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING v' Basic/Police and Sheriff (428 hours) V' Emergency Medical Dispatch v' 911 Telecommunicator Basic Course V' DNA Evidence Collection V' US Border Patrol Active Shooter Training (24 hours) v' Death Investigations (7 hours) V' BCI Basic Criminal Investigation (80 hours) V' Court Testimony (1 hour) v' ND Sheriff's and Deputies In-Service Training (40 hours) This is a required training to be a sheriff. V' Field Sobriety TesUSFT (24 hours) My family and I would greatly appreciate your support for the 2014 election for Rolette County Sheriff. (Paid for by Joseph Kaufman) USDA's investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of federal resources to foster sus- tainable economic prosperity and en- sure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural com- munities. TIRES! SHOCKS! BRAKES! WHEELS! Reasonable prices!! NORTH CENTRAL TIRE Phone 477-6363 -- Rolla L 4 LG TVs Whether you have an expansive home theater or a comfy living room, LG offers state-of-the-art televisions for every room in your house. Tribe (Continued from Page 1) pany and we could also be one of the customers of these homes and provide housing for our tribal members. When I spoke with the (company) officials and we were talking about the number of jobs that could be created, I felt that we could run three shifts at about a 100 employees for each shift and that would be 300 steady jobs that could be brought to our tribal members here." The tribal chairman also noted that the container homes are very affordable and have already been making huge sales in the housing markets because of the reasonable prices for the homes. Scott Davis, executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Com- mission, was a key player in the initial negotiations with US Container and Housing. The South Korean company had been trying to get into the Bakken area to invest and possibly build a plant in that area near Watford City. But that was before they discovered the Turtle Mountain Chippewa had a manufac- turing plant and a large and workforce just west of their intended location. The CEO and president of US Container and Housing Company is Terry Kenney. US Container and Housing has contracts world-wide and is one of the companies that produces car parts for the Hyundai Corporation. There is also hope for other "spin offs" from the lease agreement between the tribe and the company. One of those hopes is that the railroads will once again be active in the area and can help in the shipping of products manufac- tured on the reservation. All of the railroads still in operation in North Dakota are currently related to oil shipping, so the tribal leaders want to have access to use a railroad system to get their product easily shipped outto customers across the country. Currently, there are also plans to create a new 8a status company that is controlled by the tribe which will allow the manufacturing plant to be able to secure set-aside contracts with the federal government. The Turtle Mountain Community College is also on board as a willing partner with the new ven- ture. TMCC has a Career and and Technical Education program that can help train the employees who are eventually hired at the plant when it becomes op- erational. The homes once they are completed on the manufacturing floor are solid structures that come in hundreds of different designs. The estimated cost of one of the homes in a standard design and size is approximately $75,000. The price would go up according to size and speciality design. Chairmffn McCloud and the tribal council are anticipating a ribbon-cut- ting ceremony in the near future with state leaders and other state and federal officials. iiiii!::i,:i :,iii!:!! RAI SE FUNDRAISER! St. John Presbyterian Church is rasing money for a new roof! St. John FREE WILL DONATION! Appliances! Furniture! Bedding! 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