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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK... BY ALLISON OLIMB I EDITOR, WALSH (cum? PnEss There’s this old poem that goes like this: “M” is for the million things she gave me, “0” means only that she's grow— ing old, “1‘” is for the tears she shed to save me, “H” is for her heart of purest gold; “E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining, “R” means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell S‘MO'IVIJER’” A word that means the world to me. The words of Howard Johnson just scream elementary school Moth— er’s Day Program to me. There Student Zapped by a Beulah Doctor by Merry Helm May 12, 2020 ~— This weekend is the 40th anniversary of the disas- ter known as Zip to Zap. Planned as an innocent spring fling, kids began descending on Zap Friday after- noon, and by sundown the town of about 300 was swarming with some 2,000 drunk students. When the town’s café and two bars closed for the night, a mob mentality took over. The National Guard was called in, and at sunrise on Saturday, troops prodded party-goers out of town with fixed bayonets. Many hung-over students headed for home, but un- fortunately, about a thousand simply moved on to Beulah and then to Hazen. In near-riot conditions, kids threw bottles and rocks at the guardsmen who pursued them Adjutant General LaClair Melhouse later told of a young man who turned his back-end toward a guardsman and yelled, “Stick it... !” The guardsman obliged by jabbing the boy’s rump with his bayonet. A Beulah doctor later ‘amarimn outerw- Basra Rivet: Coed 8% C a C. were some holes in the presentation of Mother’s Day this year from my tiny humans, but the one spot that was not lacking was love. Sunday morning I hid in my room as I heard my older daughter shout instructions from the kitchen. “No, no, no . . . Gary, not yet!” They clamored to get the cofl‘ee, find the mugs, fill the plate, find the presents. I had to pretend to be asleep for an hour before they came bounding in. Lily and Olivia brought me my plate. .Two seconds later, Lily de- cided that my food looked really good, as she usually does, and asked if she could have a bite. They brought in a pile of cards PRESS PERSPECTIVES THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS - WEDNESDAY, MAY I3, 2020 Page 5 Ihahiefhme and the infamous “all about mom” sheet fiom kindergarten. Dad helped with the fill-in-the- blank tradition and I am proud to say that this year my answers did not all revolve around work, Dad asked the questions to each of the kids who provided a little comic relief. When asked what is mom real- ly good at the answers were yoga, making toast, caring for her family and cooking. When asked what does your mom do to relax the an- swers were yoga, snuggles her chil- dren and sleep. They responded that my favorite place to shop is Wal- Mart. I can’t remember the last time I was in a Wal—Mart. The next guess was Target, which was prob- ably a little bit closer to the truth. As for the notorious “how old is mom” question. The three little monsters in my house have set the bar for dis- appointment extremely high. Olivia thinksIamSl. Gary saidthatlam 61. Thank goodness for Lily who said 14, but I would still rather be over my 20’s. They stated that while they are at On this day in North Dakota past stitched up the victim’s wound — but without the benefit of painkillers. Denver Beauty’s Death by Jayme L Job May 15, 2020 — News was re- ceived in Fargo on this day in 1917 that caused quite the commotion, and even more chuckles. The obituary of Mrs. John W. Springer from New York appeared to many quite the fit- ting end to a sensational story. Six years earlier, Mrs. Springer was seen as the cause of a double- murder involving a very prominent Fargo man, Mr. Harold F. Hen- wood. Henwood had come to Far- go in 1901, and was viewed by the city at that time as one of the Fargo’s leading bachelors. Anecessary guest at social affairs, Henwood ruled so- cial circles and launched a success- Happenings at Our Good Samaritan N annette Hoeger, Activities Dir. This week we celebrate National Nursing Home week! We are so proud of the Stafl‘ and Community we live in and the great support we have in Park River. We will be celebrating with modifications due to the COVID 19 guidelines. We will be having popcorn, grilling outside, Minnesota Day, North Dakota Day, Good Samaritan Day, Home Made Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, Beach Day, and end the week with Red, White and Blue Day for Armed Forces Day. We continue to work hard to keep everybody safe and healthy. Thank You to the DQ for the Ice Cream Cakes for Mother's Day. What a treat! Thank You Gate City Bank for the Hand Sanitizers, they are great to have on hand(pun intended)! Pablicfieatth Prevent. Promote. Protect. May is recognized as Women’s Health month. Don’t worry men, your health month is next month! There are a variety of different ways to participate in Women’s Health month whether you are on social media, at home, in an office, etc. Here are a few different ideas: Join in on your free time by... Getting yourself a gym mem— bership, or using the membership you are already paying for. Our surrounding communities have many options for workouts. If working out at home is more your thing, check out some flee workout videos on YouTube, or by a work- out subscription. Maybe just going for a daily walk is more your speed. Whatever you do just make sure you stay moving! Start a healthy diary to track your health journey. - Cook a healthy meal or try a Ideas for Women’s Health Month Walsh County Health District Short Shots by Carly Ostenrude, RN 5-2020 new healthy snack. Healthy does- n’t have to mean boring. - Turn on your favorite music and dance. If you spend most of your time in an office. .. - Set a timer to remind yourself to get up and move around regu- larly. - Use your breaks to take a walk around your building or if it’s nice, take your walk outside. Bring in light weights you can use at your desk. ' Organize a healthy potluck with your coworkers. If you’re on social media, spread the message about Women’s Health month and share a healthy meal you made, an activ- ity you did, a healthy habit you in- tend to start, etc. For more information, visit www.women- shealth. gov. What’s happening at your business? Let our readers know! Advertise in the Walsh County Press Call 284—6555 today for rates. ful business career in Fargo. Then, after several years of resi- dence in Fargo, Henwood packed up and moved west. He settled in C01- orado and soon became enamored with Mrs. John W. Springer, who it is suggested heeded his advances. Mrs. Springer was also a society leader, and married to John Springer of Denver, a noted banker and cap- italist of that city. She was often re- ferred to as the “most beautiful woman in Colorado.” One fatefirl evening in l9l l , Henwood relaxed in a Denver hotel lobby with George E. Copeland and Sylvester von Puhl. When the conversation turned to Mrs. Springer, Copeland and von Puhl gave some rather snide remarks regarding the woman’s character that rubbed Hen— wood the wrong way. Henwood felt obligated to defend the woman’s school I either work or play with Lily. When asked if they could buy mom anything what would it be I was told a new couch, a very soft pil- low, or whatever she wants. They totally redeemed them- selves by stating that the thing they love most about mom is: That she is my mom, she is my favorite, be- cause she loves me. The sweetness almost made me forget about the age bit that they all thoroughly failed. We spent the rest of the day playing in the yard, working on proj- ects, making s’mores rice krispie treats, and watching movies. There was no Mother’s Day Brunch spectacular in Lankin. There was no church service with a special prayer for the moms for us. There was no handprint art project for the wall. There were no flowers, but that was more the May snow shower’s fault than the state of the world. It was quiet. It was sweet. It was all the things, but none of the things at the same time. It was us. "Like the Walsh County Press on Facebook. “V. a v Dakota Datebook honor, and demanded that the men revoke the remarks, which they re- fused to do. Subsequently, Henwood pulled out a pistol and shot the two men right there. Both of the men died as a result, and Henwood was given a life-term for the murders and sent away to prison. Mr. Springer later di- vorced his wife, and paid her $5,000 to leave the state. Mrs. Springer quickly retreated to New York City, where she resided for a number of years. . When news of her death reached Fargo, it was discovered that the woman who had been called the “most beautiful woman in C01- orado” only six years before, died a pauper in a poor house on Black- well’s Island. “Dakota Datebook ” is a radio series from Prairie Public in partnership with the State Historical Society of North Dakota and with fimd- ingfiom the North Dakota Humanities Council. See all the Dakota Datebooks at pmiriepublic. org, subscribe to the “Dakota Datebook "padcast, or buy the Dakota Datebook book at shop- prairiepublicorg. ND Newspapers Didn ’1‘ Need a Pandemic By Lloyd Omdahl After losing three weeklies and experiencing painful belt-tighten— ing all across the industry, North Dakota didn’t need a pandemic to push local newspapers closer to the brink. Subscribers have been com- plaining loudly about the constant cutbacks smaller papers, less news, diminished features and less local coverage. There is no joy in the editor’s office, either. Newspapers have been hemor- rhaging advertising dollars for decades as new media came in to share the advertising budgets of main streets. That money is not coming back. Fewer SubScribers With a few exceptions, counties across the state have been losing population. And as people disap- pear from the farms and small towns, there are fewer subscribers to sustain the local papers. While the main revenue streams have been drying up, the cost of ink, paper and labor have been in- creasing, catching papers in a ar- alyzing squeeze. The outloo is not bigger and better; it is all about survival. Then the coronavirus showed up, closing main street retailers, who no longer had reason to con- tinue newspaper advertising. Sub— scriptions by themselves are not enough to carry a paper through weeks of advertising ought. Months Without Advertising The latest redictions for the pandemic are at it may be around for another year or two. How many papers can survive that long with- out advertising dollars? While government emergency aid has been floating around for small business, the local news a- pers are not eligible because t ey are newspapers. It has long been a tradition to protect the integrity of news apers from the groping hand of po ’trcal influence. That is wh it was somewhat s rising to 1nd that CEO Dean Ri ' gs of America’s Newspapers, a consortium 1500 newspapers founded last fall, was urging Con- gress to include news apers in the govemment’s Payrol Protection Program. Government Aid? Trained in the ethics of joumal- ism in an undergraduate major, I can understand why the old time traditionalists will have a diflicult time with the suggestion of accept- ing government help. But the world is changing. Some defenders of print news- papers argue the economic benefits of having local newspapers. Whether we like it or not, North Dakota is faced with losing more newspapers if we argue economics. We have to think beyond dollars and consider social and community value as something worth invest- ment. . To save our newspapers, we may have to break down the wall that has separated government and newspapers through the decades. Commit the Community It is heresy to advocate some- thing like a newspaper-community business partnership in which the newspapers remain an independent business that is subsidized in the city or county budget. We have seen the preservation of various local businesses when deep pockets get together and mad the grocery store, or locker plant, or hardware. Many of these die after a while because the commu- nity as a whole has no obvious stake in the outcome. It isn’t until everyone in the community understands that it is now their grocery store that they will think twice about running 50 miles to shop. We can’t have the benefits of small community life without supporting the community institutions. While struggling to save news- papers, and other local community engines, some may decide that the forces of change will eventually swallow the state like a 1930s dust storm. They just roll over, ready to accept their fate. But that is the nature of the human existence. Change is in— evitable. We need to protect the best of the present as long as we can. NDSU Extension Service By Julie Garden—Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist I’m Spillin’ the Beans “Do you need any rice?” I asked with a slightly muffled voice. I was strolling with my son in a grocery store. Both of us were wearing cloth face masks. “No, I’m good,” he replied. “I have 50 pounds.” ' I think he said 50 pounds, any— way. He laughed when he saw my wide eyes and raised eyebrows 'as I glanced in his direction. “Well, I have a lot of rice,” he responded. “Do you need some beans to go with your rice?” I asked as we con- tinued strolling down the dry goods aisle. Rice and beans are complemen- tary proteins, which means that this combination of foods contains all the essential amino acids (protein building blocks). “I haven’t tried dry beans flour a bag, only canned beans,” he noted. I thought it would be a good ex— periment for him. However, I was surprised to see an empty shelf where all the dry beans typically were located. We in nutrition have been en— couraging people to eat more beans for years, and it took a pandemic to make it happen. I could say the same thing about handwashing ad- vice. “I have another idea,” I said as I pushed the cart about 20 feet ahead of us to the Mexican food section. It was well stocked with pinto beans, black beans and other types of beans. We picked up 2 pounds. Then I did a minilesson on bean use right there in the store. My son seemed to be listening. At least he was tolerating me because I bought the groceries. Many people are looking for ways to stretch their food dollars. Beans are rich in a variety of es- sential nutrients such as protein, fiber, iron, folate, potassium, mag- nesium and zinc. Beans also con- tain important cancer-fighting antioxidants. ‘ Beans can be added to soups, casseroles, salads, snacks and desserts. According to published re— search, bean consumption may re- duce the risk for heart disease and certain types of cancer, such as colon cancer. Additionally, a diet that includes beans is associated with lower body weight and better control of blood sugar among those with diabetes. , For those who have food aller- gies or follow special diets (such as vegetarian or gluten-flee), beans are valuable because they provide Planting potatoes in the home garden Many people are starting gardens that have not gardened for a while. Let’s talk about planting potatoes. The first thing is variety selection. I personally like the red potatoes. I also would recommend that you spend the money and get certified seed potatoes. We have real disease issues up in this country so starting with clean seed is a must in my opin- ion, especially if you are starting out. You can plant whole potatoes, or you can cut them into approximately 2- ounce seed pieces with an eye in each chunk. Ifyou cut your potatoes, you have two options. Ifthe soil con- ditions are not wet and rain is not forecasted, you can plant them im- mediately. Know this, if you get two inches of rain on top of fiesth cut freshly planted potatoes, a large percentage of those seed pieces are going to turn into caramel mush. If the soil is in good condition they will heal in the ground. If you do cut them and want them to heal over, you most likely want to let them sit for a week in a cool place with high humidity but no condensation. Most home gardeners can’t easily attain these conditions so many just cut and plant. You can also buy precut and suberized seed potatoes in the store or garden center, but they can cost more. You want to plant them about 4 inches deep and in rows 30 to 36 inches wide. Within the rows they should be at least 12 inches apart. Read up on What late blight and ear- Around the County Walsh County Extension Office Park River 284-6624 By Extension Agent Brad Brummond nutrients, including fiber, protein, and many vitamins and minerals, that may be missing or low in spe- cialized diets. If you purchased or received a multifunction pressure cooker (such as an Instant Pot), you might want to try it to make bean recipes. Here are the steps to using dry beans: Sort 1 pound (2 cups) of dry beans to remove any split beans or small stones that may be in the bag. Rinse. Use one of the following soaking methods. Use filtered water if your water is hard to help soften the beans during soaking. Consider adding some salt to the soaking water to form a brine solu- tion. , . To do the hot soak method: For every 2 cups of dry beans, add 10 cups of hot water in a stockpot. Boil for two to three minutes and allow to soak for up to four hours. To do the quick soak method: For every 2 cups of dry beans, add 6 cups of water in a stockpot. Boil for two to three minutes and allow to soak for at least one hour. To do the traditional soak: For each 2 cups of dry beans, add 10 cups of water and let soak overnight or for at least eight hours in the refrigerator. Then drain the soak water, add fresh water and cook the beans until tender, or use a multifunction pressure cooker (such as an Instant Pot or similar appliance) according to the accompanying instructions. Two cups of dry beans equals about 4 1/2 to 5 cups of cooked beans. You can freeze the cooked beans for firture use in recipe-sized amounts. Be sure to label the freezer container with the contents and date. We can help with your food ex- plorations and budget—stretching. I have two resources to highlight this week: ' “Spillin’ the Beans” is a recipe collection featuring a variety of beans. , See https://tinyurl.com/SpillinBeans for details. See “Pressure Cook Dry Beans to Save Money and Time” to learn more about recipes to make in a pressure cooker, including Classic Chili and Red Beans and Sausage. See https://tinyurl.com/Pressure- CookBeans for details. Here’s a recipe you can make in a multifimction pressure cooker or you can prepare this recipe by sim- mering on your stove and then Prairie Fare Cont page 1y blight looks like, as they are the major diseases. If you get late blight, you need to destroy your potatoes as you put our potato growers at huge financial risk. Keep your airflow up and the leaves dry and that goes a long way along with fungicides. Growing potatoes is not as easy as it sounds. Ruts and soil compaction We had a lot of fields get rutted up last fall in our efi‘orts to get the crop out. Freezing and thawing will only alleviate compaction in the top couple of inches. This is what Dr. Aaron Daigh recommends. Ruts should be leveled out only to the depth of the rut or shallower and no deeper. Tilling deeper in wet soils can result in smeared soils, poor seedbed, break down of soil aggre- gates and you may add to deep soil compaction. Calculating nitrogen needs for the crop Here is an excellent resource in calculating nitrogen needs in wheat, corn and sunflowers https://www. ndsuedu/snrs/people/faculty/dave_fi ‘anzen/. This is Dr. David Franzen’s website. It is full of usefirl tools to help you put on the right amount of nitrogen for your crop with his ni- trogen calculators. I would highly recommend it to everyone who is in charge of figuring out fertility needs for wheat, corn and sunflowers.