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4/2/2008 – Public Notices



February 20, 2008

A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held February 20, 2008 at 7 p.m. Members present were Linda Young, Randy Silliman, Mark Swanson, Supt. Joel Braaten, Elementary Principal Carol Braaten and Business Manager Kathryn Benson.

Absent were Gene Larson and Melody Bracken.

Additions to agenda: 6 b) Note from Audrey Herman.

The minutes of the regular meeting of January 16,

2008 were approved as written.

Mr. Braaten updated the board on the progress of the Energy Savings project. Lighting is almost complete. Air handling units have some work left to be done.

The administrators from Leeds, Minnewaukan and Maddock Schools met to review final details for a football co-op agreement. Enrollment numbers, uniforms, equipment and deadlines were discussed.

The issue was tabled until the next regular meeting.

The board read a letter of retirement from Maxine Heisler. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the resignation at the end of the

2007/2008 school year and early retirement of Maxine Heisler. The board thanks Mrs. Heisler for

29 years of teaching science at Leeds School.

The board read a letter of retirement from Daniel Stave. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the resignation of Daniel Stave at the end of the 2007/2008 school year. The board thanks Mr. Stave for 31 years teaching ag science at Leeds School.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for January 2008 and approve all bills through February 20 for payment.


Academic Therapy

Publications $162.58

American Math

Competition 31.00

American Welding Supplies 21.00

Anderson, April 50.00

B & H Oil Co 3,610.82

Barnes & 99.51

Benson Co Farmers Press 212.98

Braaten, Carol 302.85

Braaten, Joel 282.00

Brown, M Jane 70.00

Budgetext 6.97

CARE Medical 31.00

Cando Insurance Agency 4,355.00

Cando Public School 15.00

Chad’s Amoco 3,594.53

Clute Office Equipment 506.02

Computer Store 2,653.00

Dakota Web Composers 120.00

Devils Lake Daily Journal 52.50

Dick Blick Company 332.17

Dunlap, Deborah 635.89

Ecolab 192.00

EduTech 1,655.00 39.95

Heisler, Maxine 117.55

Holiday Inn-Grand Forks 229.98

Houghton Mifflin 1,728.54

ITD 131.61

Johnson’s Plumbing

Service 45.74

L&H Plumbing & Heating 172.50

Lake Region Special Ed 31,555.77

Leeds Dollars for Scholars 200.00

Leeds Hot Lunch 968.00

Mac’s 91.38

Manley, Jeff 101.00

McCarty, Joanne 71.62

MENC 97.00

Minot State University 489.42

Moser, Larry 50.00

Moser, Sheila 57.69

ND All-State 15.00

ND Center for Distance Ed 255.62

NESC 925.00

NWEA 611.37

OfficeMax 858.42

Oriental Trading Co 57.43

Otter Tail Power Co 7,916.85

Paulson Supply 294.70

Pavek, Melissa 42.68

Pierce Co Tribune 12.92

Plank Road Publishing 146.55

Popplers Music 98.52

Postmaster 360.00

Praxair Distribution 20.15

Quill Corporation 406.66

Ramada Plaza Suites 158.00

Ramkota Hotel 110.00

Really Good Stuff 69.58

Reliance Telephone

Systems 119.50

Rolle, Gary 9.04

S & S Worldwide 84.62

School Specialty 186.71

Sears 79.88

Stave, Daniel 115.00

Stein’s 1,400.35

TLC 2,000.00

Towner Co Record Herald 8.28

Tracy’s Market 267.98

Trend Enterprises 60.20

US Toy Co 33.64

USI 150.84

Wal-Mart 377.27

Wolf, Dustin 13.00

McGraw-Hill Companies 189.00

ND Dept of Transportation 19.50

City of Leeds 875.20

ND Telephone Co 301.94

Rolla High School 25.00

Rolette High School 62.00

The high school principal’s report was presented:

Speech meets, girls’ basketball team placed first in district tournament, students participated in ND Close-Up at Bismarck, parent-teacher conferences on February 26, district boys’

basketball tournament at Devils Lake, and 2008/09 basketball schedules.

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s

report: Benson County spelling bee February 23, parent-teacher conferences February 26, seat belt presentation for elementary students, students will be writing in the Devils Lake Journal kids section, Valentines for Vets, students marked 100th day collecting/counting pennies and donated to Hannah Anderson, Iditarod activities, and DIBELS and MAP testing are complete.

The board reviewed an option of the 2008/2009 school calendar. The issue was tabled until next meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve a $200 donation to the Leeds chapter of Dollars for Scholars towards the annual recertification fee.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring Eileen Herman as part-time paraprofessional.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approved hiring Laurie Galbraith as part-time paraprofessional.

It was moved, seconded and carried to authorize Emil Schoenfish, CPA to conduct the annual audit.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve continuing the Technology Learning Co-op Agreement for 2008/2009.

The board reviewed the Lake Region District Health Unit report on the recent inspection.

Mr. Braaten presented a list of maintenance projects that may qualify for Deferred Maintenance Physical Plant Improvement Grant funds.

Mr. Braaten reported on the recent NESC meeting:

Lake Area Teachers Center, LEGO? kits, writers conference.

The superintendent’s formal evaluation will be completed and reviewed at a special meeting March 6, 2008 Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s

report: recalled beef, the ETC Technology Grant application was declined, football scoreboard, girls’ basketball, full-day kindergarten evaluation.

A thank you note from Audrey Herman for the gift card was read.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 7 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Kathryn L Benson

Business Manager

Linda Young


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING LEEDS PUBLIC SCHOOL March 6, 2008 A special meeting of the Leeds School Board was held on March 6, 2008 at 4:15 p.m. Members present were Young, Silliman, Larson, Bracken, Supt. Braaten, and Business Manager Benson.

The board met to review the superintendent’s formal evaluation.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the superintendent’s formal evaluation.

The meeting adjourned.

Kathryn L Benson

Business Manager

Linda Young




In the Matter of the Estate of Suzanne Schmid, 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 Edward J. Schmid, Sr., personal representative of the estate, at PO Box 145, Minnewaukan, ND 58351, or filed with the court.

Dated this 6th day of March, 2008.

-s-Edward J. Schmid, Sr.

Edward J. Schmid, Sr.

Personal Representative

James P. Wang

110 Main Street East

PO Box 211

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(701) 473-5338

ID#: 04664

Attorney for Estate

(Publish March 19 & 26 & April 2, 2008)


CIVIL NO. 03-08-C-00002





North Star Community Credit Union, )

Plaintiff, )

vs. )

Vining Oil and Gas, LLC, )

Defendant. )

Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a Judgment and Decree in foreclosure rendered and given by the District Court in and for the County of Benson, North Dakota, Northeast Judicial District, entered and docketed in the office of the Clerk of said Court on the 3rd day of March, 2008, in an action wherein Vining Oil and Gas, LLC was defendant, in which decree it was adjudged that there was due and owing to the plaintiff upon said mortgage indebtedness, the sum of Eighty-one Thousand Seven Hundred Five Dollars and 18/100 ($81,705.18) plus interest from February 19, 2008; by virtue of a writ of Special Execution to me issued out of the office of the Clerk of said Court, I will sell said property described in said Judgment and hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash at public auction, at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota, on the 6th day of May, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., and on that day, to set aside the amount due to plaintiff with accrued costs as of the date of sale, or so much thereafter as the proceeds of said sale applicable thereto will satisfy.

The premises to be sold as aforesaid are located in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota, described as follows:

Township 152, Range 69

Section 30: All that part of NE1/4SE1/4 described

as: Commencing at the Northeast corner of the SE1/4, thence South along the section line a distance of 804.7 feet, thence West at right angles 110 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning on the highway right-of-way line, thence South along the right-of-way line a distance of 200 feet, thence 90 degrees to the West a distance of 150 feet, thence 90 degrees to the North a distance of 200 feet, thence 90 degrees to the East a distance of 150 feet to the point of beginning.

Dated this 17th day of March, 2008.


BY: /s/ Steven J. Rohrer

Steven J. Rohrer

Sheriff of Benson County

North Dakota

Gregory W. Tschider, Jr.

Attorney at Law

PO Box 668

Bismarck, ND 58502-0668

(701) 258-2400


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