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8/30/2006 – Public Notices



In the Matter of the Estate of Clarence J. Longie a/k/a Clarence Longie, Jr., Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative 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 of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Catherine A. Longie, personal representative of the estate at 7858 Matohim Road, St. Michael, North Dakota 58370 or filed with the court.

Dated this 1st day of August, 2006.

-s-Catherine A. Longie

Catherine A. Longie

Personal Representative

John W. Frith


609 4th Avenue NE

PO Box 1045

Devils Lake, ND 58301

(701) 662-2805

ND License No.: 02947

Attorneys for Personal Representative

First publication on the 23rd day of August, 2006.

(Publish Aug. 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2006)



Oberon Community Center

Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 – 7 p.m.

Due to Labor Day

I. Call to order

II. Quorum determined

III. Reading of minutes

IV. Reviewing of bills

V. Reports

VI. Communications

VII. Unfinished business

VIII. New business

IX. Adjournment


In compliance with federal law, the Benson County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) gives notice that the Benson County Emergency Operations Plan which includes the Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier II) Reports and Material Safety Data Sheets

(MSDS’s) have been received and reviewed by the Benson County LEPC.

The LEPC has also reviewed the county’s Local Emergency Operations Plan to prepare for, respond to, and recover from hazardous materials incidents.

Appropriate portions of these documents are available for public inspection in accordance with state law along with the hazardous materials response plan for Benson County at the Benson County Disaster Emergency Office in Minnewaukan, North Dakota, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

(Publish August 30, 2006 )



July 14, 2006

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held July 14, 2006.

Present were Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Patricia Anderson, Greg Thomas, Karen Peterson, incoming principal Charles Anderson and business manager Linda Winning.

Board reorganization was conducted.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to appoint Yvonne Thumb as school board president.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to appoint Paula Deckert as vice president of the school board.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to accept Linda Winning as the board clerk.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to select the Benson County Farmers Press as the Oberon School’s official newspaper.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the June 5 meeting as written and the June 16 meeting as read.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to pay the bills as follows:

Scholastic $4.90

Otter Tail Power 562.31

John Thomas 300.00

Carrington Health Center 98.00

Richard Deschamp 28.45

ND Telephone Company 104.68

Farmers Union Oil 625.30

Benson Co. Farmers Press 184.86

Hoiberg’s 88.66

Postmaster 70.00

Education Technology

Partners 5,000.00

Education Technology

Partners 8,690.00

SRA McGraw Hill 637.20

Classroom Direct 1,327.04

Harcourt Achieve 128.40

Reliable Office Supplies 108.17

Betty Rushfeldt 608.12

Dell 4,377.87

Dell 8,622.11

Linda Martin 854.82

Classroom Direct 79.99

Rosa Deschamp 40.43

Yvonne Thumb 258.58

Coreen Johnson 40.43

Janice Hager 77.37

ND Telephone Company 123.19

Butler Machinery 435.00

BlueCross BlueShield 3,153.90

Leadership Options 195.00

ITD 69.90

Transcript Publishing 36.70

The Cottage 57.50

Devils Lake Journal 54.81

Paul Stensland 401.45

ND Fire and Tornado 775.14

DF Lighting 284.62

The Home Shop 60.21

NDEA 249.19

Rose Flower Shop 37.36

Stein’s 349.16

Harcourt 147.71

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to designate Yvonne Thumb and Linda Winning to sign checks for the hot lunch account at Bremer Bank.

A motion was made by Patricia Anderson stating all school purchases over $350 have to be pre-approved by the school board. The motion was seconded by Paula Deckert and carried unanimously.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to send Linda Winning to the business manager training in Bismarck July 20-21.

The principal’s report included updates on the bus driver position, teacher contracts, teachers’ retirement, Academy of Reading and Math software, staff development, network wiring and computers, school repairs/remodeling and the new administrators’ conference.

Mrs. Winning presented a preliminary projected budget for review.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and unanimously carried.

Linda Winning

Business Manager


The City of Leeds is taking bids for snow removal for the 2006-2007 winter season. Bids should include all equipment needed as well as operator expense. Send bids to City of Leeds, PO Box 331, Leeds, ND

58346 by September 30, 2006. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


The City of Leeds is taking bids on an older model Cat 12E Maintainer. Tires – new tani G 44. In running condition. Bids will be accepted through September 30, 2006. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.Send Bids to City of Leeds, Box 331, Leeds, ND 58346.



July 3, 2006

The Oberon City Council met on Monday, July 3, 2006 at 8 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Pete Hager, Doug Schmid, Dale Stenberg and Eloise Ploium and city auditor Ruth Buehler. Also attending were Sharon Anderson Gatlin, her daughter, Crystal and friend Dan, Ed and Nanette Thumb and Patricia Anderson.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Schmid moved to approve the minutes. Stenberg seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Bills were reviewed. Ploium moved to pay all bills. Hager seconded.

The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved for payment were:


Benson Co. Farmers Press $139.21

Hawkins Water Treatment 177.25

State Laboratories 12.00

Hoiberg’s 27.69

Legal 151.13

Waste Management 959.33

Otter Tail Power Co. 382.40

ND Telephone Co. 62.12

John Thomas 176.31

Wages 554.10

Accounts receivable as of June 30, 2006 are $3,936.45.

Incumbents were re-elected to the city council on June 13. They are Mayor James Nelson and council members Pete Hager and Dale Stenberg for four year terms; and Eloise Ploium to the unexpired two year term. Jeremy Ploium was elected to a six year term on the park board and Lynn Rekkedal was elected to the two year unexpired term.

A roll-off 30-yard dumpster was brought to the city on June 23. It will be removed June 30.

There were two bids received for the property on South A Street. The council rejected both bids as being too low. Bidders were notified and earnest money returned. The council ordered advertising for bids again.

Sharon Gatlin showed the council the restraining order she had received against Bob Stensland following the June meeting.

Next meeting will be August 7, 2006 at 8 p.m.

Schmid moved to adjourn. Ploium seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Ruth E. Buehler

City Auditor

James C. Nelson


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