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Marine Corps League

The Dakota Leathernecks Detachment No. 1419 of the Marine Corps League recently elected new leadership for the next administrative year.

Tracy Schneider, Bismarck, is commandant; Stephanie Belohlavek-Geiger, Mandan, senior vice commandant; Dennis Bergstad, Bismarck, junior vice commandant; Ron Crouse, Mandan; judge advocate; Roger Morrell, Tappen, paymaster; Randy Lehmann, Bismarck, adjutant; and Raymond Morrell, Mandan, past commandant.

The detachment meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Marine House west of Mandan.

Member Raymond Morrell has been appointed by the Marine Corps League national office to establish the Marine Corps League-Department of North Dakota. A state convention is scheduled May 4-5 at the Baymont Inn in Mandan at which the state’s charter will be presented and department officers will be installed. For more information, visit or search North Dakota Marine on Facebook.

Morrell was instrumental in formation of Detachment No. 1419 in the Bismarck-Mandan area and ones in the Minot, Fargo and Watford City/Williston areas. Morrell said there are plans to add ones in the Dickinson, Jamestown, Grand Forks, Wahpeton and Devils Lake areas.

Aid for ag studies

The Foundation for Agricultural Education and Development in cooperation with Women Involved in Farm Economics is offering three one-year $1,000 Marilyn Spiker/Sheila Massey Memorial Scholarships.

The applicants may be any woman enrolling in an agricultural-related field who will begin her first or second year of college studies in the fall of 2018.

Applications are due March 1. Contact Phyllis Howatt, state FAED chairman, at 701-256-2151 or for more information or an application.

Cookie fundraiser

The second Cookies for a Cause holiday promotion in Dickinson raised $2,000 for United Way of Dickinson.

More than 1,250 holiday cookies were bought and decorated in an effort coordinated by Players Sports Bar and Grill and United Way with assistance from several other businesses.

Salers show, sale

Two North Dakota producers earned recognition in the American Salers Association at the 2018 National Western Stock Show Jan. 15-17, in Denver.

In the National Salers & Optimizer Pen Heifer and Bull Show, Reserve Champion Optimizer Pen of Bulls was awarded to Key Ranch of Velva. Their pen consisted of three February 2017 bulls with an average weight of 1,185 pounds, average WDA of 3.5 pounds and average REA/CWT of 1.33.

In the 43rd annual National Salers Sale the top-selling female was Lot 12-RAO Miss Eva 19E, a Feb. 28, 2017, daughter of WHR Zach 48Z. Consigned by RAO Salers of Williston, she sold to K-4 Cattle Co. of Hereford, Texas, for $12,000.