Game Warden Exam is May 18
Individuals interested in taking the game warden exam scheduled for May 18 are reminded to submit a letter of intent to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department before 5 p.m., May 17.
Letters of intent should be addressed to chief game warden Robert Timian, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58501â€‘5095. The test will be given at 10 a.m., May 18 at the department's main office in Bismarck.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a bachelorâ€™s degree. Other requirements are a current North Dakota peace officer license, or eligibility for a license, and a valid driverâ€™s license. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills in communications and writing, and must not have a record of any felony convictions.
Game wardens enforce game and fish laws and related regulations in an assigned district and other locations as determined by the department. Wardens normally work alone under varied conditions, at all hours of the day, night and weekends. In addition to law enforcement duties, wardens assist in the areas of public relations, education programs, and hunter and boat safety education.
Game warden duties also require the ability to perform physically demanding tasks involving lifting and carrying large, heavy objects, walking and running over uneven terrain and tolerating adverse weather and other environmental conditions.
Selection procedures following the test may include an evaluation of the application, a structured oral interview, background and reference checks, and psychological and medical examinations.
The salary for beginning game wardens through training is $3,000 per month. Upon successful completion of training, the salary is $3,550 per month. Wardens also receive the state benefits package, including travel allowance. Uniforms and other equipment are provided.
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Justler 1961
A Colorful Symphony
Alec Bings: â€śMany years ago, on this very spot, there was a beautiful city of fine houses and inviting spaces, and no one who lived here was ever in a hurry. The streets were full of wonderful things to see and the people would often stop to look at them.â€ť
â€śDidnâ€™t they have any place to go?â€ť asked Milo?
North Dakotaâ€™s paddlefish snagging season opens May 1 and is scheduled to continue through the end of the month. However, depending on the overall harvest, an early in-season closure may occur with a 36-hour notice issued by the state Game and Fish Department.
The Annual Maple Valley PTO Burger, Bingo and Silent Auction Fun Night will be held at the Oriska Elementary School on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Burgers will be served from 5:30-7:00 p.m.; Silent Auction items will be on display from 5:30-7:15 p.m.; and, Bingo will run from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Soft serve ice cream will also be served.
North Dakotaâ€™s NASP State Archery Tournament Scheduled in Bismarck
The state Game and Fish Department invites all North Dakota schools participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program to register for the annual state tournament. The 2012 tournament is held April 13-14 at the VFW Sports Center in Bismarck.
I don't remember when I saw my first working player piano but the one we've always had is the one my father purchased back in the 1950s from a couple of old maid twin school teachers who dressed alike and just died at the age of 104 not too long ago. One of them won it in a contest in 1914 and by the 1950s they were willing to sell it and get an entertainment unit.
The ON THE MOVE Family Cooking Classes were held on February 28 and March 1, 2012. All of the tasty menus and recipes from the classes are now available online at the following link:
You can also find delicious weekly menus and recipes on the NDSU Extension Service site at the following link:
Whooping cranes are in the midst of their spring migration and sightings will increase as they make their way through North Dakota over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these birds as they move through the state is asked to report sightings so the birds can be tracked.
Over the course of oneâ€™s life itâ€™s a given that one makes mistakes; some certainly bigger than others, a few medium ones and most small but lingering with stories to go with them to last a lifetime and bear signpost of warning to those who may follow. I myself have a dark mistake from my youthful teenage days that has haunted me these many years. It is something I am not proud of but it is at last time to confess and release myself from its hostage of my conscience. I hope you wonâ€™t think any the worse of me for this exposure of my human frailties.
As expected, North Dakota deer hunters took fewer deer last fall than in previous years, according to harvest statistics recently finalized by the State Game and Fish Department.
Slightly more than 95,000 hunters took more than 49,000 deer during the 2011 deer gun season. Hunter success was 51 percent, down from 64 percent in 2010 and well below the annual average of 70 percent during the past decade.