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See P -  i  See Page 17J age 13, 14, 15 and 2 e ,;",:?, "  z_: m October7, 2013 C_3 O C.3 ,. C'J j  .- Volume 127 - Number "o 3 o.J t- 2 r--- ku o m - , Two Sections - $1 !:i' i Rolla, North Dakota 58367 I i l II *L ' i Law enforcement requesting help with felony in,,estigation By John Rosinski Chase has been charged with gross sexual imposition ianyone with information is encouraged to call the de- First offense DUI within seven years. B-misde= Of The Star and a pair of AA felonies and one A felony. The AA  partment at 477-5623. meanor, $500 fine but if blood alcohol content (BAC) is Rolette County Sheriff Rod Trottier is asking the pub- felonies stem from two of the alleged victims being under New DUI laws creating a stir greater than .15 fine is $750. No jail time mandatory if tic to come forward with any information on a person in the age of 15. , In other sheriff's department news, Trottier said new BAC doesn't exceed .16 but if greater than, two days in custody following an arrest that was recently made. According to Trottier, Chasd';applied for bail during , i:Driving While Under the Influence (DUI) laws that went jail mandatory. Trottier indicated a warrant was issued for the arrest of his court appearance but it was d6nied. He is being held into affect on July 1 in North Dakota are providing a Second offense DUI within seven years. B misde- , ;: Lorry Van Chase, 46, last month through the Rolette in the Rolette County jail until his next court date in No- :!i shock to many of those charged. " ,. ,ii.:i County State's Attorney. Chase has since been arrested vember. , The following is a condensed breakdown of the new Law Enforcement - i and his initial court appearance was September 23. Trottier indicated that the investigation is ongoing and 'i. laws. (Continued on Page 10) ;, Shutdown causes some uncertainty "area agencies By John Rosinski and Janae Boswell Of The Star The partial shutdown of the United States Federal Government has hit agencies near and far, including those in Rolette County. For those that utilize Women, Infants and Children (W1C) the effect has been mini- mal, at least so far. "We are sorry that so According to Ro- lette County WIC Oi- many families who rely rector Joanna Strong, on WlC ale negatively WIC has offices in Rolla, aelcourt and affected. We know that Ounseith'. ..... "this level of uncertainty The supplemental food program, which adds stress to families serves women, prey- that likely face many nant, delivered and breastfeeding, chil- challenges." dren up to age five Joanna Strong, Rolette and infants, had 1,245 '  WlC  ,. clients in September. 0Url dlct6r "' ; ' i Arnotg tho',/ /:lients ............... ,, i ....... ,., , ....... , were 264 infants, 253 women and 718 children. .......... =;, Strong indicated WIC would conduct business as usual until they were notified otherwise by state agencies. Stores are continuing to Another kind of huddling up during Friday night football honor checks and WIC staff are continuing to provide services to el_ These fans of the Belcourt Braves football team did their best to stay warm during Friday night's game. It proved to be a tall order with temperatures in the mid-30s and a steady north wind blowing about 25 mph. For more on the game, please turn to page 13. Shutdown (Continued on Page 12) ..... TU .... Head Start program uses technology in adal:)ting to cutbacks 00r00a"a00Bo'wo" " ! I Of The Star ii! The Turtle Mountain head start _-- program has cut back in certain areas ' -" by implementing a new technology into their curriculum that has shown positive effects. Due to the recent sequester cuts in education for North Dakota pre- school programs, Turtle Mountain Head Start has purchased 17 laptops for their teachers in order to intro- duce a new web based curriculum. This included installing wifi into each of the five program centers in Belcourt, Dunseith and St. John. "The booklets that the teachers used to have to fill out by hand are obsolete," said Education Manager Cindy LaFloe. "So I talked with Jen- nifer and told her we needed to move forward." Turtle Mountain Disabilities Conference award winners, from LaFloe wears many other hats at left to right: Marlene Schroeder won the Turtle Shell Award, the Turtle Mountain Head Start, such Austin Thomas won the Youth Award and Mary Lee Vondal won as disabilities and mental health the Turtle Award for supporting people living with disabilities, manager as well as staff develop- ment. The system that she is helping Conference allows for open implement allowsforteacherstodo observations on each child in their discussion on disabilities class in specific education areas such as math or English. The system also By Janae Boswell of Chippewa tribal leaders before ' allows for the teachers to do all of Of The Star keynote speakers Dr. AnnaMaria De- their lesson plans online and submit The Turtle Mountain Disabilities mars and Dr. Erich Longie began them to LaFloe by email, which Committee held their first annual their presentation. LaFloe commented as "it makes Preschool teacher Ann Counts works on a the letterA in an alphabet booklet with her students. Turtle Mountain Disabilities Confer- The speakers talked about work- things run a lot smoother." The pro- once to bring awareness and advo- ing online with disabilities in their gram is designed to help individual- The new program helps implement different teaching strategies and ideas for each teacher to use. cacy to the community with presentation "On the Interne: No ize each student's education and caneven write comments inthere for gram is that when the teacher log in "They can do a lot of their cur- professionals from across North One Knows You're Disabled" and helps the teachers track the progress them if they need to make changes or their material,daey.,can also get.ideas riculum now online and they really Dakota. gave advice on how to overcome and areas that need improvement, add on to their lesson plans." that go with the objective of the cur- like it because they don't have to do The conference was held at the barriers set on people with disabili- "The new system is so much eas- One big advantage to using the riculum. They are given many op- as much paperwork," said LaFloe, Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino on Oc- ties. The next speaker was Trinity ier for me to keep track and access new online curriculum is that it elim- tions on different activities for "If you talk to any of our teachers tober 3 with registration beginning them all since it's all right on the inates paper work, which ultimately certain subject areas. Since imple- bright and early. An address was Conference computer," commented LaFloe. "l cuts costs for their budget. Another menting the new system, LaFloe has Head Start given by the Turtle Mountain Band (Continued on Page 11) can approve or disapprove them, I positive feature about the new pro- heard a lot of positive feedback. (Continued on Page 12) Get your flu shot at the Walk-in Clinic Tuesday, October 8 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rolette County Public Health Office in Rolla 211 First Ave. NE Flu Vaccine is Here! . Call Rolette County Public Health 477-5646 a,,ut,, c.,=   nt.tn,,t Everyone age 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year. We m:celtl Medicaid, M aml most Prim lmtmmces.