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Pase 4 THE WALSH COUNTY I 8,2018 PERSPECTIVES PRESS WEDNESDAY, APRIL , FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK BY ALLISON OLIA4B EDITOR, II II There is a meme on the Inter- my kids, once again you would get net that showcases a chart with a a much different answer. direct correlation between being a We did not spend any money on four year old or hav!ng a four year VIP passes (which mostly meant old and the amount of knowl- bouncy houses). I told them they edge you have about dinosaurs, could get the VIP treatment at the As for my son and I? That al- Walsh County Fair (if you're look- ways has been our thing. He can ing for bouncy house action). I did- name more species than most n't spend any extra money on adults, toys in the gift shop. They both His favorites are the T, R-ex, made paper plate dinosaurs on spinosaurus and the carnotaurus, sticks at the craft station and they He prefers carnivores to herbi- could not have been happier, They vores. I like a good kentrosaurus played with those sticks for hours, or an ankylosaurus, both of which currently are in a On Saturday we stood in line pile labeled "Mom can you fix for about an hour to make our way this?" to the dinosaur extravaganza called We stood in front the stage Jurassic Quest that was held at the area for a half an hour so we could Alerus Center. If you asked most be at the front of the fence for the people if it was worth it, they baby dinosaur show. would probably say no. If you The most valuable lesson we asked my kids, you would get a learned that .day was patience. much different answer. I saw a few comments on the Many people said that it wasn't Intemet from people complaining worth the expense. If you asked about the length of the lines, about WALSH COUNTY PRESS it not being worth the time or the long. They are only going to little money, about how the whole thing for so long. was a joke and it was just robots This isn't meant to be an ad- and people in costumes, vertisement for the dinosaur thing To which, I say duh. by any means. This isn't Jurassic Park. It is a We made a decision as a fam- carnival, plain and simple. People ily to go. We made a decision to come into town, set up their dis- make it a positive experience. plays and take your money. Just Little ears absorb a lot of in- because a robotic edmontosaurs it formation. If a four year old ever is slightly more educational than tells you that a life sized robotic di- the tilt-a-whirl, it doesn't make it nosaur is lame it is probably be- a whole lot different. What you get cause they heard it from someone out of it is entirely up to you. Your else. attitude is entirely up to you. The only reason kids think that I asked Gary what his favorite dinosaurs, the circus, monster part was about the Jurassic Quest trucks, the county fair, the Fourth show, "Oh, all of the dinosaurs of July, the swimming pool, the even the baby ones. I liked zoo, organized sports, group ac- everything." tivities meant for area youth, fill in "It was like the tiny dinosaurs the blank, any of the above is bor- were real dinosaurs," Olivia said. ing is because someone, some- (They knew they were puppets, where introduced them to that at- That didn't make it any less mag- titude. ical.) Hang on to that wonder. Let Ask my husband if it was worth them hang on to that wonder as the money and he is a little more on the side of logic. He figures that long as you can. You never know, one day you 84 bucks could have been used on something useful. He could have might realize that you aren't real- ly faking that enthusiasm. One day used that cash to pay for our bill y, ou might just realize you like a from Fedje Hardware. Instead, robotic triceratops as much as the we got a couple of hours of robots and arts and crafts, next kid. I figure they are only going to "Like" the Walsh CounO, Press on Face- be obsessed with dinosaurs for so book.com. Hello, You can tell a lot about a per- son by the hat they wear. At least, that is what I thought until now. I can remember Grandpa Herb and Uncle Hugh's hats. They were sweat and grease stained. Grandpa had a few little holes cut in an old greasy felt hat to let a lit- tle fresh air in during the summer. The brims were scrunched over at the edges and they each had a unique shape. But when they cleaned up for the Fourth of July rodeo or parade; they would don a new straw hat, or dig out the felt hat that Grand- ma or Dorothy made them save for special occasions. Now you can kind of tell what a person does by his headgear. To some extent. If he comes into Mc- Donalds wearing a hard hat and an orange vest, he is working con- struction down the street. If he comes into the local pub wearing a good felt hat and orders a round of drinks for the house, he is a rancher that just sold calves. Nev- er mind that he lost money on them: He's glad they are gone. You can tell if he is a retired farmer or businessman because he will be wearing a cap with a logo from a golf course somewhere in Arizona. Or maybe a Florida marlin jumping in the front. If he is an oilman, he will have on a Bakken cap or a cap with a drilling rig on the front. Unless he is a roughneck. He won't carewhat he iswearing. He just wants to get his day done and get off the rig before he has to trip again. You will see seed corn caps, Angus caps, and caps promoting the latest beer. You can come to a pretty good conclusion what and where the person goes. But last night I watched a little of the music awards. Now, it was called country. I'm not much of a cowboy. Too old. Too fat. Too lazy. But the hats that many of them wore, a self-respecting cow- blown off and gotten ran through a combine or a baler! They were scrunched down in the front, and smashed in at the back. Some of them looked like maybe they ran through the combine along with a rooster pheasant and some of the feathers stuck to the crown of the hat. I've became attached to a lot of old hats over the years. There is the one I was wearing when I won a team roping fifty years ago. There is one I rode the great buck- ing horse, Gorgeous George with, and scored 28 points. There are a few old straws that lost their shape. And a couple good felts that could maybe be salvaged if the Mad Hatter was still in business. But maybe 1 will start a band, or rent a booth at the next country concert. They seem to be in de- boy wouldn't be caught dead in!'-' man&. .:. : , They looked like they had Laier, Dean Happenings at Our >(,sa.mantan Good Samaritan 7.2) ,)clc t3' . i'AaK R,v,Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. This is volunteer appreciation week and we want to thank you to- day and every day for all they do to make the lives of our residents so much befter. This week April 15th - 21 st. Apr. 15th 2:30 Worship w/Pastor Hinrichs, 3:30 Cards/Games Apr. 16th 10am Embroidery Group, lpm Making Brownies, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo Apr. 17th 2pm Volunteer Appre- ciation Luncheon Apr. 18th 2pm Memorial Service Apr. 19th 2-4pm Spring Gather- ing at PRBC, 3pm Popcom Day Apr: 20th Clergy Visits, 10:30 Nail Time, lpm Music Therapy, 3pm Beading Apr. 21st 9:30 Mass w/Father Miller, lpm Games/Cards, 2:15 Bingo Next week Apr. 22nd - 28th Apr. 22nd 2:30 Worship w/Pas- tor Apple, 3pm Earth Facts Apr. 23rd 10am Embroidery Group, 10am The Balyeat Family, lpm Make your own Pizza, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo Apr. 24th 9am Peeling Potatoes, lpm Crochet Group, 3pm Making May Day Baskets Apr. 25th-3:15 Bingo Apr. 26th 3pm Auxiliary Lunch- eon hosted by St. Mary's Church, 6pm Ladies Night Apr. 27th Clergy Visits, 10:30 Nail Time, lpm Music Therapy, 3pm Jazz Fest Apr. 28th 9:30 Mass w/Father Miller; lpm WlI games, 2:15 Bin- go Thank you to our many volun- teers: Pastor Antal, Shirley Sobolik, Lois Ydstie, Co e Ramsey, Pas- tor Hinrichs, Jeanean McMillan, Pastor Olson, The Mennonite Singers, The Good Sam Star Com- mittee, Father Miller, and anyone else I may have missed I am sorry. If you would like to volunteer please Call Rose Ulland at 701- 284-7115. I KINDERGARTEN IMMU/ ZATION RA'r~ 4,2018 Walsh County Health District Short Shots by Carly Ostenrude, RN The North Dakota Department of Health received a school,immunization survey from 4 schools with kindergarteners in the area that Walsh Coun- ty Health District serves. Of these 4 Schools, 3 of them reached the Healthy People 2020 goal of 95% or higher vaccination rates for all required kinder- garten immunizations. Below is a graph showing the kindergarten im- munization rates in the Walsh County Health District service area com- pared to other North Dakota schools, q4N q O. 92% Raise Your $80,O00 for the National Debt Dear U. S. Government: (Please pass this message to the person in charge today. If no one is in charge, send it to Mexico. They can deduct it from the cost of the wall.) The Congressional Budget Of- rice did more harm to cardiac pa- tients than a personal letter from the IRS. The CBO has been doing some figuring and discovered that the government debt would in- crease for each person to $82,000 in the next decade. With Republicans running Washington, I assumed that they would be cutting the deficit. How- ever, they discovered it wasn't nec- essary to balance the budget -take a tax cut and just borrow the money. The Democrats have al- ways known about this gimmick but now both parties are playing the game. Two snouts in the trough - very costly. Not only do we have a tsunami budget debt coming but we have to pay the interest on the $21 tril- lion already on the books. As the debt rises, interest charges will pre- vent payment on the principal. It's like the mortgage on yotir first house. Somehow we have turned Key- nesian economics on its head. According to the most outstanding economist of the Twentieth Cen- tury, John Maynard Keynes, we are supposed to reduce the debt in good times and increase the debt in bad times. Now we are going into debt at good times, meaning that if we ever had an economic crash like 2006 we would go so far underwater that we would be ne- gotiating lunch with sharks. It took five years for President Barack Obama (after his birth certificate was found) to get us back on track. I even included my piggy bank emergency reserve in my assets when I started worrying about surviving the crash. Our house just had a pre-crash emer- gency two months earlier so the piggy bank didn't have any re- serves for 2006. Now, U. S. Government, here is the bad news: I do not have $80,000 and I doubt I will be able to accumulate it by the time you need it, especially if you cut So- cial Security. I'm already down to black beans, bread and sassafras tea. So what are we to do until we get back on the Keynesian track? We could issue warrants for fu- ture payment like they did during the great depression when North Dakota couldn't pay school teach- ers. A teacher could eat only so many chickens. But they couldn't eat warrants either so it came out about even. We could restore the recent tax cuts and admit we had our hands in the cookie jar when there were no cookies. So put that yacht in storage, ye rich, and give the money back. We could adopt a more wel- coming immigration policy so immigrants could come into the country and share the debt, there- by reducing everyone's burden. History tells us that the more im- migrants that came, the more prosperous America became. We could raffle offthe Statue of Liberty if she isn't going welcome the poor, hungry and weary. Maybe we could sweeten the deal by making a national park of your choice the second prize. The government could go into farming and get the farm subsidies and safety nets provided farmers by the government. Put a big mail box in front of the Department of the Treasury. That would bright- en the revenue picture on the one hand but contribute to the deficit on the other. If you haven't heard, the Daughters ofthe American Rev- olution have opened a booth to sell apple pie by the Washington mon- ument. They are doing their part so buy a pie. Buy two and throw one at somebody in Washington. Yours with regrets, A faithful taxpayer Extension Exchange Conflict is an inevitable part of life and exists when people don't agree on an issue, decision, or action. Conflict is generated from ineffective communication, different percep- tions on an issue, or differing pers6nal beliefs or values. Some conflicts are minor and dealt with easily, while other conflicts can be major and require a significant amount of time and attention: When conflict is not managed appropriately, it can bring out personal attacks and blame, gen- erate distrust, stifle collaboration and encourage those who think they are "right" to feel elevated above those whose are "wrong." Regardless of the situation, con- flict has the following characteristics: 1. Involvement of at least two par- ties 2. Some type ofre.al or suspected struggle 3. An interaction between the parties 4. An emotional reaction Conflict can arise at any time. These tips may be useful when man- aging difficult situations. Deal with one issue at a time - If someone in the group starts to get off track or a problem.from the past re- surfaces, it should be dealt with to help move the group forward. ' Avoid rode, unintentional com- ments- Use caution when selecting words that may be misconstrued by the group involved. Words such as "always" and "never" may not con- vey what the speaker means and can get others on the defensive. Avoid resolutions that are easy but not satisfactory - People need time to think about all possible scenarios and solutions to issues. Quick an- swers or accommodating only a few people's ideas may not give every- one the same satisfaction that the de- cision was agreed upon by all. ation- Laughter sometimes can re- lieve tension in situations of conflict. However, humor should not be used to insult or belittle anyone. Use a hu- morous story to set the tone or be pre- pared with a humorous example if the group culture allows. Discuss the conflict openly. Com- municate - Strategies for good communica- tion include: Proper listening- Give your full attention to whomever is talking. Paraphrasing - Test your tm- derstanding of what the speaker said by stating it in your own way. "Let's see ifI understand what you are say- ing." OR "I hear you say Is that correct?" 'T' messages - Instead of using "you" messages, ("You never listen," "You are so mean."), an "I" message can be a much more positive way to express yourself("I get frustrated when you don't listen to me," "I feel badly when Use neutral language- Try not to use words that provide judgment to others up front (should or should- n't, always or never, fight or wrong, good or bad). Some of these words put others on the defensive and can intensify the conflict. Use "Yes, and "instead of "Yes, but "- The word"but" can cause or increase conflict. It often conveys, "I heard what you said, but I think you are wrong. What I am about to say is going to be better than what you suggested." The word "but" can sound like an excuse is be- ing presented. Conflict is unavoidable and is of- ten thought of negatively because it makes people uncomtbrtable, but conflict can be a positive force. A bet- Avoid becoming a threat to the ter understanding of conflict, along qther person - Avoid na0ae q@!i g, . vjt ,l :nT mage and tl 6ate ngbdhavior[Everybtie' lead t0 better relationships wher6 m- -" involved in conflict situations should dividuals feel welcome to commu- be able to preserve his or her pride and dignity. Conflict resolution often has more than one right answer- Don't insist on being right. By listening careful- ly and considering all options, con- flict often can be resolved and an agreement or compromise reached. Use humor when appropriate to help diffuse an uncomfortable situ- nicate openly, take risks, consider multiple options and exchange ideas. Any questions about this column or something else may be directed to the NDSU Extension office in Walsh County at 284-6624, or email me at: jamie.medbery@ndsu.edu. I would be glad to help! Source." Lynette F/age, Extension Specialist Around the Walsh County Extension Office Park River- 284-6624 1 Soybean Aphids and Resistance Resistance in the pest world has become a fact of life for famers un- fortunately and the latest pest to develop resistance to some of our com- mon control measures is the soybean aphid. Until.last year soybean aphid resistance to the pyrethroids was little to non-existence In 2017 all this changed. All of Northeastem North Dakota and much of northwestern Min- nesota has reported failures of the pyrethroids in controlling soybean aphids. We are also starting to observe resistance to the bifenthrin and lambda- cyhalothrin in laboratory bioassays and small-plot research. This could present us with some control challenges in 2018. Winged soybean aphids are mobile so they can spread the resistance in their populations to that do not have resistance to insecticides. What causes insecticide resistance? The fact that we have been fight- ing soybean aphids for multiple years up here with multiple sprays have allowed our soybean aphids to find the genetic variability in their gene pool to evade some of our insecticides is a major factor. The other fac2 tor that has not worked in our favor have been the limited number of in- secticide groups we have to fight this pest. They have mainly been the pyrethroids and the organophosphates. We have also made some of our own problems. We have sprayed many times when our soybean aphid pop- ulations were not at economic thresholds. I saw a lot of this being done last summer. We have also been tank mixing insecticides with herbicides without regard to soybean aphid populations. We have applied the in- secticides at below labeled rates and I even have had farmers come in with these recommendations from their crop scouts! This helps build resist- ance populations as every aphid that can evade the low rates can build re- sistance in the population. We need to take a long term view of pest con- trol sometimes. We have also made repeated applications of the same ac- tive ingredient or insecticide group in the same season. We are in effect selecting for resistance in our aphid population when we do this. We have had a lot of things going against us in trying to keep resistance down but we again have not helped ourseFces with some of our pest control strate- gies we have used. Here are some strategies we can use to fight resistance. Fields should be scouted every seven to ten days. Use the economic threshold of 250 aphids per plant, with greater than 80% of the plants infested. Treat with- in five to seven days of exceeding economic thresholds to avoid yield loss. Use effective insecticides at full labeled rates. Apply according to the la- bel and do not cut comers on the water. Continue to scout fields after ap- plication to make sure your treatment was effective, usually three to five days after. Soybean aphid insecticide resistance has arrived in Walsh County. This has made some of our old control methods and strategies infective or less effective. We need to apply insecticide resistance strategies to try and deal with these populations and we can't wait until we have a failure to change. We need to start now. Resistance in our pest populations is a communi- ty problem and we must attack it has a community.