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Page 4 PRESS PERSPECTIVES THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11,2015 FRO,00 THE EDITOR'S DESK... By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist BY ALLISON OLIA4B EDITOR, VALSH COUNTY PRESS Don't be tholed by the sunshine and spring weather, the germs are still out there ... lurking. We at the ,limb house spent the last weekend quarantined follow- ing the takedown of three of us via flu bug. Somehow my daughter got it first. Monday she was hit With a nasty Stolnach bug that is making the rounds and there is a pretty good chance we picked it up at a birthday party for a five-year old- little boy.., so it goes. She spent the whole week in and out of sickness complete with long bouts of napping and sadness. Editor k Note: A new Hat Tips was not available th& week. This weelC cohmm is a throwback to M O, 9, 2012. Hello, Just drying up from a much- needed rain! We received about three quarters of an inch here south of Dickinson. Nearly an inch and a half north of here! And it was needed. Made a few calves wet and cold, but remembering the storm last year at this time, this was a picnic. Hope you got the needed rain on your outfit. Last evening we got to visiting about some of the things Grandpa Jack used to do and say. About the meanest thing he ever said about anyone was to call them a "light- i weight". He would refer to various ! legislators that way. He was a con- servative old cowboy. But he never turned his back on someone in need. Whether they were a hitchhiker needing a ride, an In- dian guy needing a little gas or a job, or a constituent with a prob- lem. Hell, he couldn't even turn his back on a hungry dog! Hat One time we were rotmding up on upper Squaw Creek. We were holding herd west of the rock crossing below the Smith Camp. I suppose there were twenty-five riders. I had a German Shepard cow dog by the name of King who was helping. He was one of the smartest dogs I ever saw. And he loved to tag along with Grandpa Jack. Grandpa Jack always rode at a trot. When we were still saddling up and adjusting cinches and get- ting chapped up, Jack would crawl up on Joey and go trotting off on the longest circle of the day. And King would leave me and follow Grandpa all day. Anyway, back to the roundup.We had unloaded at the .sajnaritan kT.J b(mctx" Happenings at Our Good Samaritan Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. March has mrived! Let the spring preparation begin. We have our Book Sale and Luncheon on March 19th from 2-4pro, Books are 25 cents each and a free will offering for the luncheon. We can still use books if you have any you would like to donate, please drop them off at the Good Samaritan Society Activity Room. This week Mar. 8th- 14th Mar. 8th 2:30 Worship w/Pastor Antak 3:30 Time Trivia Mar. 9th 10am Embroidery Group and Men's Time, lpm Mak- ing Turkey Noodle Soup, 5pro Rosary, 6pro Men's Night Mar. 10th 3:30 Bible Study Mar. 1 lth 3pro Bingo Mar. 12th 3pm Birthday Party Hosted by Good Samaritan Auxil- iary, 6:30 Movie Night Mar. 13th 10:30 Nail Time, 3pro Planting, 7pm Mennonite Singers Mar. 14th 9:30 Mass w/Father Luiten, lpm Word Games, 2:15 Bingo, 3pro Popcorn Day Next week Mar. 15th-21 st Mar. 15th 2:30 Worship w/Pas- tor Hinrichs, 3:30 St. Patrick's Day Trivia Mar. 16th 10 am Embroidery Group and Men's Time, I pm Mak- ing Beer Cheese Soup, 4pro Hymn Sing, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo Mar. 17th 2:30 St. Patrick's Day Dance w/ Clem Nadeau and the Twilighter's, No Devotions Today Mar. 18th 3pro Bingo Mar. 19th 2-4pm Book Sale and Luncheon, 6:30 Movie Night Mar. 20th First Day of Spring, 10:30 Nail Time, 3:30 Beading Mar. 21st9:30 Mass w/Father kuiten, lpm Cratts, 2:15 Crafts, 2:15 Bingo Thank you to everyone who has brought in books for our sale we re- ally appreciate your thinking of us. We hope you come on the 19th and restock your shelf. Thank you to our volunteers: Pastor Antal, Shirley Sobolik, Linda Larson, Arnold Braaten, Lois Ydstie, Mary Siem, Lorene Larson, Jeanean McMil- lan, Pastor Hinfichs, Sue Fagerholt, Good Samaritan Society Auxiliary, Terry Hagen, Corinne Ramsey, Jolmathan and Lindsey, The Men- nonite Singers, Father Luiten, and any one that I may have forgotten. And as always if you would like to volunteer please call Rose Ulland at 701-284-7115. DO your PART- V, CCtNATE your Walsh County Health District , ..... ,.. .... ,..,.,o,.o,. Short Shots In order lbr vaccination pro- grmns to work. the majority of peo- ple need to be vaccinated. The re- cent measles outbreak in the Unit- ed States has resulted in scrutiny of parents who decide to not vaccinate their children. Rightly so! Protection occurs in two ways: Most people who receive vac- cines develop immunity fllat protects them-and the people around them If we vaccinate the majority of people we have herd immunity which decreases the amount of dis- ease that occurs naturally. When parents decide to not vac- cinate they place their child at risk of the disease, but also place the chil- dren around their child at risk. While these parents may believe that they are protecting their child by not vaccinating them, science tells us that they are really putting their child at risk/br that disease. Now, if we totally elinainate a disease (like smallpox) we can quit vaccinating. We were close with measles until some parents decided to not vacci- nate their children. Why has this occurred? Untbr- ttmately there has been a great deal of false information about the measles vaccine and autism, and par- ents got scared and some decided to not vaccinate. Since that time it has been fully proven that the MMR vaccine does not cause or con- tribute to autism-in fact the doctor who first published this has had his license removed and his published article rescinded. Nonetheless there are still some parents who believe this false information. So, my suggestion to parents is simple. Talk with your family doc- tor about this. Vaccinate your chil- dren on the recommended schedules. Protect your children and those your children are around (family, school, day care, etc.) Some interesting facts about measles: In 1962 (one year befbre the first measles vaccine was made available in the United States) 4 mil- lion people were diagnosed with measles, 48,000 were hospitalized, and 3000 died. While measles can be a mild disease for most, it can cause serious illness and death in others. Protect your chilchen and those around your children. It is hard being little, cakes!" it was a beautiful sound. She spent the week on the Between the two ravenous lit- mend.., and off.., just when we thought it was over it started again at 2 a.m. Thursday night taking me and lny little guy down with it. We spent all day Friday and Saturday sleeping and watching movies. There was a steady mfiiatfi0n '0f"Disn@ Feing streamed through my DVD play- er. By Sunday, Olivia and I sound- ed the all clear but Gary was still down for the count. It was a tough one. When I heard his little voice shouting from the bedroom on Monday morning, "Mom, pan- Tips Smith Camp and Grandpa sent rid- ers out in different directions. We were gathering from the Spotted Horn down the creek to where it bends south. I imagine we had six hundred cattle threw into the herd by noon, when we started sorting pairs. It got to be early afternoon and the cook showed up. I won't say her name, but she was an old witch. She was the wife of one of the ranch owners who had cattle in the middle pasture. King and I were just ahead of Grandpa Jack in the chow line. As I filled my plate, I snuck a piece of fat off the roast beef and handed it to King. Man, that old lady ripped me apart. She said she hadn't cooked all morning to teed the dogs on the reservation. tie lug rats that flapjack did not stand much of a chance. They fin- ished it off with a sippy cup of milk each and life is starting to look a whole lot more like nonnal. Take that sunshine with a little precaution and don't ditch the hand sanitizer just yet. There is nothing worse than be- ing couchbound when the ther- mometer keeps rising outside es- pecially in North Dakota because you never know how long spring is going to last until it's gone. Like '" the I.l'bLs'h County Press on Face- I felt kind of sheepish and walked along. Grandpa Jack didn't say a word. He just heaped his plate up with potatoes and gra,2 and roast beef. It looked to me like he took more than his share. Then he just sat that plate on the ground for King, got on his horse and trotted back to the herd! Not taking one bite for himself. We all just shook our heads, sat our plates on the ground for the other dogs and went back to sorting cattle. That old lady never brought us dinner agai n ! She reminded me of a story that a friend just told me. Now this guy is an old team roper. He break- away ropes and team ropes pretty often. And his wife is often home alone. The bar maid at the Dollar told him if she was manied to him, she'd "feed him poison". Marvin just looked at her and said if "I was married to you, I'd be glad to drink it!" Later, Dean It's All a Clever Trap, Senator Heitkamp Dear Senator Heidi: As you now, 1 never meddle in your political plans. However, I have ahvays felt responsible for the well-being of my fomaer stu- dents from Mi|mesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers to the Pomeroy boys to the Heitkamps. The time has come, however, to warn you about the clever trap that is being set back here in North Dakota. They're trying to lure you into a narrow political canyon where they can dry gulch you in the 2016 election. They want you to run for governor. That insightful political ob- server Mike Jacobs, retired editor of the Grand Forks Herald, noted recently that U. S. Senators seldom run for governor. It's always the other way around. For you to run for governor would be going down the up staircase. To keep this whole discussion nonpartisan, we will just identify "they" as Party No. 1. There is no denying that Party No. 1 would like to have your Senate seat. In fact, it looks like they would even trade the governorship tbr it. The tipoffis the bill in the pres- ent session of the Legislature that would-requ4re special elections to fill Senate vacancies. They are woxied that when you get elected governor you can appoint your successor under present law. Now please note that they are conceding the gubernatorial elec- tion to you. This is just more cheese in the trap. While the proposed legislation is the giveaway, there is the recent Gallup Well-Being survey report- ing that North Dakota tblks have become very unhappy in the last couple of years. In 2013, we were the happiest folks on earth. In 2015, we plummeted to 23rd in the country. Ordinarily, Gallup people are as right as any polling organization can get but I am suspicious of such a significant decline in so short a time. Cultures don't change that fast. I can believe that folks in Hawaii are the most happy but South Dakota tied tbr second? Give me a break. Among Gallup's criteria was "having supportive relationships and love in your life." Our most populous nationalities, Scandina- vian and German, dichYt verbalize affection. My folks never said they loved me but they made lefse, lutefisk and gamanelost and that said it to me. Another bit of Gallup criteria was "managing economic life to reduce stress." Hey! This is a farm state and I never saw the day that farmers didn't complain about something. Fanning is a stressful business. They're already stewing about the lack of moisture for spring planting. Gallup polled around 800 peo- ple in North Dakota, most of who vote for Party No. 1. I think they were coached to tell Gallup how unhappy they were so you would think people were ready for a change and would vote for candi- dates in Party No. 3, especially for governor. (Right now, there is no Party No. 2 in North Dakota.) Then there is another Gallup survey indicating that North Dakota is moving from conserva- tive to moderate. At one time we were in the top five conservative states and now we dropped to 13. That's suspicious. Asking people to classify them- selves politically is like asking people about religion. Most will claim to be believing Christians when they are actually practicing secularists. It's a kind of socially- acceptable atheism. We may claim moderate but Party No. 1 has all of the elected state officials and two-thirds of both houses of the Legislature. That's not moderate - that's ex- cessive. We're Sanfbrized deep red conservative. It all adds up, Senator. And just because one is paranoid doesn't mean somebody isn't out to get one. Asking people to classify them, W selves politically is like asking people about religion. Most will claim to be befieving Chris- tians when they are actually practic- e } l nng secularnsts. It s a knnd of socually acceptable atheism Prairie Fare NDSU Extension Se'ice How Much Protein Do You Need?. The other day, I was at the hair salon witll my eyes closed and head propped over a sink. I was So relaxed that I was ready to take a powernap. Unfortunately, I could not help but overhear a discussion by strangers at the sink next to me. They were talking about their di- ets. Of course, they would choose March, National Nutrition Month, to inspire me. Unfortunately, they had a lot of misconceptions about food and nutrition. I think my eyes popped open like a cartoon character when they began discussing pro- tein powder. I was amazed by the number of protein shakes they were Consuming. Then theirtalk turned tO their household budgets and how strapped they were for cash. I could not escape nutrition even in the hair salon, I thought to myself. I was "off duty," and their discussion was none of my business. I should have asked for some cotton balls to stuff in my ears. ! kept my mouth solidly closed. I think I wounded my tongue biting it. After the hair salon, I went to buy food, and I passed an aisle packed with large containers of protein powde r at about $60 each. I can't escape this protein, I thought to myself. Did someone extract all the pro' tein from food when: I wasn't looking? Do we have to buy it in powdered form in bulk containers? No, the protein is still in food. It's far tastier and packed with ad, ditional nutrients in food form. I prefer having protein-rich milk, yogurt, meat, poultry, eggs, seafood, beans and lentils than a chalklike scoop of protein powder. Yes, protein helps make you feel full, so make use of that fact as you choose your "fuel." Hav- ing eggs or egg whites can push back midmorning hunger. If I wanted to increase the protein in a breakfast smooth,e, I could add some nonfat dry milk powder at tar less expense. Protein powders are especially popular among teen athletes. I have some good news for a tasti- er alternative for all the parents opening their wallets to buy the powdered protein at their child's request: It's chocolate milk. Chocolate milk rehydrates and nourishes your muscles. More tfian 20 studies have shown that this tasty beverage helps your body recover after a tough work- out. It has the right mix of high- quality protein and carbs, and also has electrolytes (minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium) to replenish your body. What if you are not an elite ath- lete? How nmch protein do we nonathletes need? The amount of protein we need varies with our gender, age and weight. According to the U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture's recommen- dations (http://www.choosemy-, women need 5 to 5.5 ounce equivalents of protein foods per day and men need 6 to 6.5 ounces of protein. An ounce equiv- alent is 1 ounce of meat, poultry or fish, 1/4 Cup cooked beans, one egg, 1 tablespoon of peanut but- ter, or 0.5 ounces of nuts or seeds. Dry edible beans, peas and lentils are rich sources of protein, and they can"count" as a veg- etable or as a protein on your plate. They also provide fiber, folate and potassium. For example, 1/2 cup of chickpeas counts as 2 ounce equivalents. Soy foods, such as tofu, tempeh and textur- ized vegetable protein, also count as protein foods. Be sure to "bite into a healthy lifestyle" in March. Get your pro- tein but don't be taken in b3 lhe hype. If you are looking for some make-it-yoursel f snaoothies, check out the recipe database at Julie Garden-Rob&son, Ph.D., R.I)., L.R.D., is a North Dakota State Uliw'rs#v [z-- tenskm ServieeJbod and marition lslec'klli.'t and p)fi, ssor in the Department qf ftealth, Nutri- tion and Exercise &'iowa:*. I Editor's Note I The Extension Ex.hane columnn was not available this week. It will I return as soon as posstble.  Around the County Walsh County Extension Office Park River - 701-284-6624 Prevail wheat was run as a new trial crop this last planting season in the NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center. There were two trails run one in Langdon and the other in Walsh County - Park River. Prevail was first developed by the South Dakota Agriculture Ex- periment Station and was released to seed producers in the f/dl of 2013. Prevail had shown better than average yield potential and test weight. It also showed shorter plant height when colnpared to cul- tivars. It came from a single spike selection from within the F4 popu, lation. Prevail was in the top from yield average, and was very similar to the grain yield of Advance and Forefront 3, also the loaf volume was similar. In their test trials Pre- vail had headed an average of 2 days later and 1 inch shorter than Brick. Test weight and protein are very similar to Advance. When it comes to disease resistance it seems Pi:evail is reaSonably sus- ceptible to leaf rust and to tan spot. Although it does exhibit moderate resistance to stem rusL. Stagonospora nod,rum blotch (SNB); and Fusarium head blight (Head Scab). There was also some above average resistance to Bacte- rial leaf streak in the yield trails. To see the comparisons and data made by SDUS you can research Prevail on their webs,re. : Here in North Dakota at Lang- don they have ran test trails since 2012 to 2014. The grain yield in 2012 was 74.1 bu/a; 2013 was 88.5 bu/a; 2014 was 84.8 bu/a. The av- erage yield in 2 year was 86.6 and 3 year was 82.5. For the 2014 9firF  ety trail Prevail had 54 days to head; a plant height of 36 in; Foliar Necrosis was 16%; test weight of 61.9 lbs/bu; and protein at 13.3 %. There was no lodging in this trial. From this total trial the mean was 53 days to head; plant height of 35 in; Foliar Necrosis 13%; test weight 62.1 lbs/bu; and lastly pro, tein 13.3 %. In 2014 there was also a trial run in Walsh County- Park River. That one's grain yield was 84.2 bu/a. It had a 49days to head; plant height of 39 in; lodging of 2,7; Leaf Necrosis of 9%; test weight of 60.8 Ibs/bu; and protein of 13.2%. The trial mean for this variety was 48 days to head; 35 in in plant height; :5 in lodging; 15% :in leaf Necrosis; test weight of 61.6 lbs/bu; and a protein :of 12.5%. Cameron Bina was our increase grower from last year. To see full variety trail comparisons and data you can go tothe NDSU Variety Trial Results page. This new crop is a good invest- ment to look into if you are looking to improve your Hard Red Spring Wheat for the following year, es- pecially if you are looking for a higher average yield and test weight. t 3