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: June 23, 2014 The Star Page 5 Representatives receiving checks from the Rolla Community Endowment Fund (RCEF) last week included, back row, left to right; Tricia Hudson, Rolla Community Daycare; Sue Nelson, Rolla Forestry; Kristin Mitchell, Rolla Park Board; Hovi Mitchell, RCEF; and Barb Frydenlund, Rolette County Public Health. Front row, left to right; Jim Langseth; and Esther Krumweide, Rolla Arts Council. J The Rolla Community Endowment Fund to the Rolla Community Daycare for awnings in grant from the N.D. Community Foundation. The awarded $7,300 to Rolla non-profit organizations the playground area primarily to provide a shade RCEF was started in October, 2002. last week. for the 1 to 3 year olds; $300 to the endowment By December of 2013 there was a balance of Those receiving a grant included $1,500 to the fund for postage and mailing. $5,967 and today the current fund balance is ,' Rolla Park Board for upgrade of sidewalks in the Each year the advisory board uses income gen- $227,987. park; $1,000 to Rolette County Public Health for erated from the Rolla Community Endowment The first grants were awarded in 2005 totaling purchase of hearing testing equipment primarily Fund (RCEF) to make grants to eligible organiza- $1,440. Total grants awarded to local non-profit for children with hearing disabilities; $1,500 to the tion. As the balance in the fund grows, so does the organizations have now totaled $41,824. ! Rolla Arts Council for supplies for additional mu- amount of money available to grant. For more information about the RCEF contact rals within the city; $1,500 to the Rolla Forestry Primary funding for the RCEF is through two Jim Langseth at 477-6022 or see the website at Committee for city beautification projects; $1,500 sources; an annual phon-a-thon and a matching www.ndcf.net/rolla. -i USDA Farm Service Agency vary by crop but are typically well (FSA) North Dakota State Executive before the final acreage reporting Director Aaron Krauter has an- date of July 15. For 2014, however, .... nunced that prevented planting re: FSA has simplified the process due porting -deadlmesi, .have been to the widespreadrainfall e,)ents by extended this year'toioincide with extending the various prevented the final acreage reporting date of July 15 due to planting issues caused by North Dakota's cold, wet spring. "Farmers need to visit their local FSA office before July 15 to report all their crop acreage, including that which has been prevented from planting," Krauter said. USDA policy requires farmers who request prevented planting credit to report the applicable acreage to FSA on form FSA-578 (Report of Acreage) and file form CCC-576 (Notice of Loss) within 15 calendar days after the final planting date for the crop. Final planting dates planting acreage reporting deadlines for North Dakota to coincide with the final crop acreage reporting date of July 15, 2014. Prevented planting acreage reported on CCC-576 and ) ( en- Mr. and Mrs. Leo Tschepen are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Tschepen, to Ryan Peterson, son of Terry and Peggy Peterson of Castlewood, South Dakota. Laura graduated from Bisbee- Egeland High School and Min- nesota State Community and Technical College in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, in nursing. She is em- ployed at Valley Oral & Facial Sur- gery in West Fargo as a registered nurse. Ryan Peterson graduated from Castlewood High School and South- east Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Nuclear Medicine. Ryan is employed with Essentia Health. The couple will be married June 28, 2014, at Thumper Pond Resort in Otter Tail, Minnesota. line ul FSA-578 after this date may be sub- that it is important to accurately report ject to late filing fees. failed and prevented planted acreage Farmers with highly erodible land for crop insurance purposes and in the are reminded they are required to f01- event future disaster programs are 'low a conservation plan tO reffd'fl made available through USDA. For conservation compliance eligibility, more information about the programs If the weather conditions change a administered by FSA, visit any FSA farmer's planting plans, they need to County Office or www.fsa.usda.gov. ensure they still follow an acceptable conservation plan. Krauter also reminds producers. Presentation Medical Center has been providing local health care for 75 years That hasn't changed,t ! We do accept all insurance plans including the ' Medicaid expansion. The American Indian College Fund has awarded four three-year grants of $50,000 each to tribal col- leges and universities (TCUs) in the upper-Midwest through a program designed to increase the intergenera- tional transfer of artistic and cultural knowledge and processes from eld- ers to adults and children and to pro- vide direct Support for Native artists, while stemming the tide of lost and endangered cultural art forms in tribal communities. The program is funded by a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. Awardees include: Leech Lake Tribal College of Cass Lake, Min- nesota; Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, North Dakota; Sinte Gleska University, Mission, South Dakota; and Oglala Lakota College, Kyle, South Dakota. Turtle Mountain Community Col- lege will strengthen offerings in Tra- ditional Native Arts through four interlocking strategies, including the formalization of a cultural artist committee which will provide the cultural knowledge to broaden the framework of traditional arts; de- velop an archival body of knowl- edge; establish a system to use master artists and apprentices as in- structors; and develop Traditional Native Arts coursework in which the schedule is adapted to the cultural art form. Leech Lake Tribal College will create a Traditional Native Arts cer- tificate program for enrolled stu- dents; develop a master and apprentice program for quillwork for four to five members of the commu- nity; create community classes to teach how to process a whole deer and its' hide; classes on birch bark work including canoe-making; and woodland clay pottery and basket- making with various fibers. Oglala Lakota College will use its grant to provide existing academic courses with more supplies and ma- terials, cultural artifacts, and teach- ing materials; hire additional traditional artists for its summer se- ries; and encourage instructional centers to provide more mini-work- shops on traditional Native cultural art forms. Sinte Gleska University will ex- plore developing certificate pro- grams in specific traditional arts such as the use of bison products for cre- ating ceremonial and daily use items and as a medium for mixing other arts (tanning hides, painting of hides, skulls and other bone segments, beaded and quilled items using pri- mary bison bones and hides); pro- vide workshops in each of the 20 reservation communities and on campus; and develop competencies for certifying master artists through alternative credentialing and degree attainment. The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) is the na- tion's largest private provider of scholarships for American Indian students. Founded in 1989, the Col- lege Fund has been "Educating the Mind and Spirit" of Native people for 25 years, and provides an aver- age of 6,000 scholarships annually. The College Fund also supports the nation's 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities located on or near Indian reservations. The College Fund consistently receives top rat- ings from independent charity evalu- Monday. Friday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p,m. aturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lots of new items! Come check them out! munl For more information, 9o to www.ndsu.edu/Extension or contact your county office of the NDSU Extension Service. ROLETTE COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE Karen Armstrong, Extension Agent, Human Development Mark Miller, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Livestock Box 430 Courthouse Rolla, ND 58367 701-477-5671 rolette@ndsuext.nodak.edu Presentation Medical Center 477-3161 www.pmc-rolla.com