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Page 4 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY I 6, 2018 FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK BY ALLISON OLIMB EDITOR, WALSH COUNTY PRESS The Walsh County Press of amazed, thrilled, speechless, Park River has a full time staffof blown, away in need of a the- two. That's it two -- one for saurus. the pages and one for the books. The first thing I did was for- Add on Larry behind the cam- ward the message to my morn. era and Kevin going Full Court While we may not have been able Press and we are Up to four. to celebrate the honors in person, When I say the Walsh CountyI knew my cheering section would Press team did some fine work want to know. last year, it is worth noting that we It is not like we at the Walsh couldn't even field a basketball County Press have been making team, let alone a baseball team. major changes over the years. It So, when I say that our team has been a lot of little things to get knocked it out of the park at the to where we are today. What North Dakota Newspaper Asso- caught the attention of the judges ciation Better Newspaper Contest, were the large photos and down not only is that noteworthy, it is home coverage, two things that I headline worthy, have been onboard for since day I was not able to make it to the one. convention this year. (Running to For me, the Overall Design Ex- Bismarck on a work day whencellence honor is my baby. you are still on a deadline is a lit- I love a good layout. Some- tie tough especially when there times I will wake up in the middle is no one to cover for you.) But of the night-to changethe keyline when NDNA sent out the results on a photo just to adjust the way from the awards I was stunned, the eye takes in a picture. Some- times I will flashback to a past is- features to help share your stories. sue and overthink a particular font As a side note: It would be easy choice and the kerning. I don't to take the credit and run, but I mean to sound like the world's wouldn't be able to do any of it biggest dark, but I would just like without the team and Brook and I to thank my high school yearbook would not be able to do any of it adviser for giving me the speech without the support of our fami- about the horrors of "trapped lies. For every time we have had white space." to run to a meeting or an interview Lord knows that I am far from and needed backup, for every time perfect and I can kick myself a deadline has run away with us plenty of times over for silly little and our kids have ended up at the mistakes, but when you are on office with us as we check one your own, it is pretty nice to have last message or type up one last someone out there give you that page, for every time we have ram- little pat on the back that says, bled on about grad tabs, pre-fairs, "You're doing OK, kid." Even if post-fairs, insurance legals, or any that someone is an anonymous other jargon that probably has re- judge from Nevada. sulted in an hour or two of over- The. awards still are sitting in time thank you for riding this Bismarck at the NDNA office "" wave with us. Thank you for pre-- where they will be until someone tending to care about keylines, is able to pick them up. Then they will be put on top of a filing cab- keming, and white space, Thank inet With the rest of them as we go you for tolerating the late nights about our regular deadlines. Of and the roundabout routes that in- course all judging is subjective valve an ad sale or two. and next year's results could be The Press isn't a newspaper. completely different, the real The Walsh County Press is pea- honor is knowing that we did right pie. Thanks to the support of the by our readers by doing our best community we have the extra man week after week. to be able to pull off any sports id- Know that awards or no iota, so we will continue to go the awards, we are just going to con- distance for you. tinue doing what we do -- big, "Like" the Walsh County Press on Face- beautiful photos and informative book.com. Hello, Do you know the song "Mule- skinner Blues"? It's an old clas- sic. I'm not going to sing it for you. It's a hard one to hit the high notes on. I've got the muleskinner blues. They actually started last fall. I've a friend in South Dakota friends like that. As happy hour who raises miniature ponies. And progressed, it got happier and happier. I found the number for donkeys. And when you have a my pony friend and gave him a miniature jackass and miniature call. In just a few minutes I was ponies, you often get mini-mules, the proud owner of five mini- I stopped and looked at them last fall, but couldn't get a deal done. All winter long I thought of those ponies. I couldn't get them off my mind. It was like a song that gets stuck in your head and for no reason; you can't get rid of it. Then a couple of weeks ago at happy hour, a friend mentioned he would like to get a cute little mules and one small donkey! Shirley was so proud. Ya. The next week, another friend and I went down to pick them up. My heart swelled with pride, as I looked this pen of little mules over. Well, not really. I was actually dreading the thought of Shirley seeing them. When I gotback to,Dickinson, mule for his wife. He's a rather I stopped uptown toshow them to strange friend. I have several a few friends ond my partner that wanted one or two for his wife Did I tell you these mules had nev- er had a hand laid on them? Yeah, the guy I bought them from forgot to mention it to me too. Now, my friend's wife, whom we shall call Terri, heard the mules were in town. And she sent word to her husband, who we shall call Dale, that "there was no way in hell that she was going to have a mini-mule on their ranch." I think, arid please forgive me; she even used more vulgar language than that. Dale assured me that I didn't need to worry. He had anoth er guy who would buy half of our herd. I think that was a make believe friend. With a make believe checking account. Then last week, our kids and grandkids came up to help brand. Five grandkids hit that mule pen with halters and catch ropes. The mules were terrified. We had mules roped, choked down, and tied up; We had kids getting kicked, struck, and bucked off. We had skinned up mules, skinned up kids, and worried mothers. They fought those ponies for two hours. Then they wrestled calves for three hours. Then back to mule hell until dark. l'm not sure who is learning faster, the kids or the mules. But as I told their mothers, they are learning more than they do staring ata p,hqne Hee! H, aw! Later, Dean . . , I-, ;(xxl Happenings at Our Samaritan Good Samaritan i~a~ Rtf,'tk Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. We are celebrating Nursing Home week all week and think that the Good Samaritan in Park River is a great place to live and work! May 21st 10am Embroidery Group, 1:30 Drive RSVP, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo May 22nd 9am Peeling Pota- toes, lpm Crochet Group, 3pm Wine and Cheese May 23rd 3:15 Bingo May 24th 3pm Auxiliary Luncheon hosted by Mountain Lutheran Church, 6pm Ladies Night May 25th Clergy Visits 10:30 Nail Time, lpm Music Therapy, 3pm Outside Strolls May 26th 9:30 Mass w/Father Miller, 2pm Dance to The K- Street Band This week May 13th - 19th May 13th 2:30 Worship w/ Pastor Brezenski, 3pm Mother's Day Tea May 14th 9am Peeling Pota- toes, 10am Embroidery Group, 1:30 Drive RSVP, 3pm Ice Cream Social, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo May 15th 2:30 Popcorn, 3-4 Fun Fair May 16th 10am Last Pen Pal Visit, lpm Peeling Potatoes, 3:45 OSLC Children's Choir May 17th Syttede Mai, 2pm Thank You to our many volun- Frying Lefse, 6:30 Movie Night teers: Rebecca Kjelland, Shirley May 18th Clergy Visits, 10:30 Sobolik, Lois Ydstie, Mary Seim, Nail Time, lpm Music Therapy, I pm Make Your Own Pizza Mary Lund, Corinne Ramsey, May 19th 9:30 Mass w/FatherPastor Hinrichs, QPEO Sister- Miller, lpm Preakness, 2pm Bin- hood, Brian and Colie Brintnell, go Pastor Olson, Father Miller, and anyone I may have missed I am Next week May 20th - 26th sorry. If you would like to volun- May 20th 2:30 Worship w/ teer please contact Rose Ulland at Pastor Totman, 3:30 Cards/Games 701-284-7115. WORKSrrE HF LTH WELLNESS 5-2018 Prevent, Promote. Protect. Walsh County Health District Short Shots by Carly Ostenrude, RN May is Global Employee Health and Fitness month. The goal of this observance is to promote employers and employees to livehealthy lifestyles. Many people spend a majority of their week at work, and so worksite health and wellness can play a large role in someone's day- to-day life. With that being said, this month of global observance can help encourage employers to motivate themselves, as well as their em- ployees, to lead healthier lifestyles. Through worksite wellness pro- grams this can be possible. Some ideas of healthy worksite wellness are as follows: Encourage employees to walk on part of their lunch break Ask employees to participate in bringing their own lunch to work for the month Promote desk exercises that can be done throughout the day Hand out healthy recipes Encourage employees to do health screenings (ex. Blood sugars, blood pressures, cholesterol checks, cancer screening, etc.) If you are interested in receiving workgite wellness e-mails, or you are interested in joining the Walsh County Health District (WCHD) worksite wellness coalition, please call WCHD at (701) 352-5139. Does North Dakota Need Another Addiction ? Do we have nicotine? Yes, as much as we can smoke. Do we have opioids? Yes, enough to run us broke. Do we have alcohol? Yes, an unlimited supply. Do we have beer? Yes, we will never go dry As though North Dakota needs a fresh supply of addicts, a commit- tee ofpetitionershas placed on the November ballot a proposal to le- galize marijuana for !'recreational" purposes. It will be another addic- tion opportunity for those who missed the others. Before discussing the proposal, let's make a clear distinction between medical marijuana and recreation- al marijuana The advocates of recreational marijuana tend to use the benefits of medical marijuana to strengthen their case. This proposal has nothing to do with medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is already instate law so sponsors of recreational marijuana cannot use the benefits of medical marijuana as a crutch for their ane- mic case. There is little doubt that the tax- payers will be picking up the bills for another batch of addicts who will re- quire treatment, counselling, insti- tutionalization and all of the ex- pensive costs of recovery. North Dakota is not meeting the needs of present addicts let alone adding more to the unserved population. This is not to mention the fact that more innocent travelers will be killed when those recreating on highways join the normal flow of in- toxicated drivers. Recreational mar- ijuana will just double the hazards of driving. Don't be surprised if gas stations add life insurance vending machines to cover you for each trip. One parent put forth her con- cerns:"Will pot be more accessible to my teenager next month? How about my pre-teen? Will the mari- juana 'edibles' packaged as candy make their way into my kids' hands?" The proposal is very specific about limiting recreational marijuana to persons 21 or older. It proposes harsh treatment for anyone provid- ing "420" to persons under the le- gal age. But who are we kidding? Kids are into alcohol and drugs. Leakage in the controls is legendary. A survey in Colorado asking why 720 students were expelled from public schools discovered that 32 percent of the expulsions in- volved marijuana. Colorado has recreational "420." A couple of 10-year-olds in Col- orado were apprehended making marijuana deals at school, selling legally purchased pot from their grandparents supply. A fourth-grade boy brought a small supply to school, sold it to three classmates, and made $11. Even though it is legal, kids are into alcohol and tobacco in school. What makes the folks promoting pot think that pot is going to be differ- ent? Marijuana addiction will start early. Dr. Deepak D'Souza of the Yale Medical School said he was con- cemed about the impact of pot on youth, whose brains don't develop until they are 25 and are more vul- nerable to addiction. "There's no question that the states that have legalized cannabis also have the highest use of cannabis among their youth," he argues. Money will play a big role in the fall fight over legalizing recre- ational marijuana because there are now players with big investments in this new industry. They will be spending several million dollars to get pot legalized. All of this is happening while the federal government has marijuana on its illegal list. It will not act be- cause President Trump is sympa- thetic and Attorney General Sessions is opposed. Another issue will be gun own- ership. The Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the law prohibits guns in the hands of any- one who "uses or is addicted to mar- ijuana." Approving this measure will damage young lives, kill more driv- ers, create more addicts and add to public costs. Extension Exchange If you have attended Walsh County's pesticide program in last three years, you know how passionate I am about keeping your skin protected from the sun. If you have not, please take the time to read this article. Designated by the American Academy of Dermatology, Na- tional Melanoma Skin Cancer Prevention Month aims to raise awareness about skin cancer, in- creasing the chances of early de- tection so treatments can be giv- en early. It's vital that skin cancers such as melanoma, a rarer and of- ten deadly form of skin cancer, is treated early as later stage treat- ments are not normally effective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only a few serious sunburns can in- , 1 e l~: ~ o,-.oo~- lat er in life. You don't have to be at the pool or the beach to get too much sun. Skin needs protection from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever you are out- doors. UVB rays cause sunburn and the most impact during midday. Both types of radiation weaken the body's immune system in addition to causing cancer. An estimated 1 million skin cancer cases are di- agnosed annually in the U.S.; the majority of these are sun related. The good news is that you can prevent UV radiation from hurting you and your familyl Teaching children to practice smart sun habits while they are young will help them stay sun safe their en- tire life. Sunscreen and clothing offer the (excel-'lent). A UPF rating of 50 would indicate that the fabric in a garment will allow one-fiffieth or 2 percent of available UV radiation to pass through it. A strategy for overall protection includes the use of sunscreen, wearing UV-protective clothing and limiting the amount of time you expose yourself to the sun's radiation. Here are some tips for the best protection: Apply sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15, 30 minutes before going out- doors. Don't forget noses, ears, lips and the tops of feet. Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes. Look for styles that block as close to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays as possible. Choose a hat that shades the face, scalp, ears and neck. You can find fun styles that offer great protection. Cover up with clothing to pro- vide the most protection for sun- sensitive skin. Watch for signs of skin can- cer with moles or other pigment- ed spots. Remember "ABCDE" when you are checking your skin. Asymmetrical: one half doesn't match the other half; Border is ir- regular; Color is uneven or changes; Diameter is larger than the size of a .pencil eraser; and Evolving: the mole or pigmented spot is Changing. Be sun savvy. Protect yourself from skin cancer. Remember, your skin is your body's largest organ. Take care of it! Cover up in the sun with shirts, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. Be best forms of significant UV pro, sun savvy rrotect yourseli Irom tection. All fabrics offer some " SKin cancer 'protectiOrt,'bd! el6 in-g aiat 0fferg', Any" quesuons" i l about""' thls~: col, ( the md t lJtdtet tio a attie ag: UI- "" ":' ' : (" traviolet Protection Factor (UPF) umn or something else may be di-, value, a rating system used for ap- rected to the NDSU Extension of- parel. More and more outdoor rice in Walsh County at 284:6624, clothing carries this rating, or email' me at: jamie.med- UPF gauges a fabric's effec- bery@ndsu.edu. I would be glad tiveness against both UVA and to help! UVB radiation. UPF ratings range Source: Julie Garden-Robinson, NDSU from 15 (good) to 50+ Food and Nutrition Specialist ' ~ '?~" ~ ~' ~'1;~'~,;~(~,~';'~:~:~;,'~':~:~ ~;~l';~'~:~'~::i:~ Aro, the Co Walsh County Extension Office Park River- 284-6624 1 How Lucky Do Your Tomatoes Feel? One of the risks early planted corn faces is imbibitional chilling In- With the advent of 70 degree days our gardeners are starting to think that summer is here. I would like to interject some of my thoughts on putting out tomat6 plants now. I have seen three inches of wet slop- py snow on the 16th of May and I have seen frost all the way to June 10th. I can also say I have seen frost every month of the year in Walsh County. The average last frost day I like to use is May 17th. This is the day you have a 50-50 shot at h killing frost occurring. This num- ber goes up has you go west past highway 32 in Walsh County. I find the risk prior to this date unacc eptable. I want at least an even chance before I even consider it. Here is another reason not to put in your toma- toes and peppers. These are warm season plants that when put into cold soil they could go into shock. Despite the recent warm weather we still have soil temperatures that would not be conducive to good tomato and pepper growth. Even if they do not get frosted most likely the cold soil temperatures will shock them and you will gain very little on plant- ing them this early. So I ask you how lucky do your tomatoes feel? You can and should plant your cool season vegetables now Peas, radishes, turnips, beets and onions would be a few to consider. I would hold off on the beans and warm season vegetables for a little while and let the temperatures warm up. What We Learned From the Soybean Survey 1. Planting soybeans before mid- May, if favorable conditions exist seem to provide the best chance for optimal yields, remember my article from last week. 2. Select the lasts maturing variety you are comfortable with, full season varieties tend to out yield shorter ones. 3. Growing soybeans after cam had a 5 bushel yield advantage over soybeans on soybeans, there is a reason they have been doing this in the cornbelt for so many years. 4. Fungicide seed treatments resulted in higher yields in 2017. 5. Fields with iron chlorosis issues had a 0.8 lower yield per acre Have you read the Start or renew your subscription: In.County $34 / Out.of-County $38 / Out.of.State $42 RO. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270