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COMMUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015 Pa00e 5 leaves have little damage, the rhubarb is OK. Discard the dam- aged ones and enjoy the stalks that grow later. As with anything, when in doubt, don't eat it. Consuming large amounts of oxalic acid could affect your heart, digestive system and respiratory system. According to some sources, a person would need to consume 11 pounds of rhubarb leaves to reach a fatal dose. During the World War I food shortages, people were encour- aged to consume rhubarb leaves as a vegetable. That was not a good idea because oxalic acid is found in abundance in the rhubarb leaves. Rhubarb stalks naturally contain a very small amount of oxalic acid. The usual issue of concern with oxalic acid-containing foods is the production of calcium oxalates in our body, which comprise kid- ney stones. Heed the earlier warning: Do not eat any rhubarb leaves and you will be fine. Have you ever heard the ex- pression "the dose is the poison?" Many vegetables, especially leafy greens such as spinach, swiss chard, beet greens and cabbage, also contain small amounts of ox- alic acid. If you eat the recom- mended amount of vegetables, you are consuming some of this natural chemical. Please do not stop eating your vegetables, by the way. Vegetables do not contain enough oxalic acid to warrant con- cern unless a person has a rare medical condition. If you have this condition, your health-care provider probably will refer you to a dietitian for help in knowing what foods to limit or avoid. As I was talking about rhubarb and cold temperatures, someone overheard me. "So you shouldn't freeze your extra rhubarb because it will be- come toxic?" she asked. The game of "telephone" was getting worse by the minute. "You can freeze rhubarb in your kitchen for next winter," I replied. "Just rinse it, cut it and freeze it in a single layer on a cook- ie sheet and pop it in a freezer bag," I added. Rhubarb provides vitamin C, fiber and lots oftart flavor in a wide range of recipes. Botanically, rhubarb is considered a vegetable, although we may think of it as a fruit because it is served in sweet desserts. Enjoy some delicious rhubarb this season. Remove the leaves and discard them. Be sure to rinse rhubarb thoroughly under cool, running water. Visit food for more information about food preservation and more recipes. I was so inspired by all this dis- cussion that I bought a rhubarb plant to plant in our garden. Here's one of the first recipes I learned to make from the rhubarb that my grandmother planted in the yard of my childhood home about 100 years ago. That was right around the time of World War I when peo- ple were advised to eat rhubarb leaves. My family must have ig- nored the recommendation. Rhubarb Cake 1 1/2 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. butter 1 egg 1 c. buttermilk 2 c. flour 1 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 3/4 c. cut-up fresh or frozen rhubarb 1 tsp. vanilla Topping (1/4 c. sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon) Preheat the oven to 350 F. Cream sugar and butter. Add egg and buttermilk; mix thoroughly. Sift flour, soda, salt; add to sugar- buttermilk mixture. Add vanilla and rhubarb. Pour into greased and floured 9- by 13-inch pan. Sprin- kle topping over batter. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until a knife comes out clean. Makes 12 servings. e tulle Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., R.D., L.R.D., is a North Dakota State University Ex- tension Service food and nutrition specialist and professor in the Department of Health, Nutri- tion and Exercise Sciences. pare. But be aware that nursing home care is very expensive, cost- ing anywhere between $4,500 and $11,000 per month depending on location. Most residents pay from either personal funds, a long-term care insurance policy, or through Medicaid after their savings are de- pleted. Continuing-care retirement communities (CCRC's): If your mom has the financial resources, a "CCRC" is another excellent op- tion that provides all levels of housing (independent living, as- sisted living and skilled nursing home care) in one convenient lo- cation. But, these communities typically require a hefty entrance fee that can range from $20,000 to $500,000 or more, plus ongoing monthly service fees that vary from around $1,000 to over $5,000. For more information see Need Help? Consider hiring an aging life care expert ( who can evaluate your mom's situation, and find appropriate housing for a fee - usually be- tween $300 and $800. Or, you can use a senior-care advising service like A Place for Mom (aplacefor-, 866-344-8005) for free. (They get paid from the senior liv- ing facilities in their network.) Some other helpful resources include the National Clearing- house for Long-Term Care Infor- mation (, and your State Health Insurance As- sistance Program (, which provides free counseling. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or v&it Savvy- Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of "'The Savvy Senior" book Walsh Co. Three Rivers Soil Conservation District News: Planting trees and taming weeds PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Our tree planting crew is very busy planting trees around Walsh County. We are also planting berm trees within the city of Park River. Thank you to everyone who pur- chased trees from the Soil Conser- vation District this year! We have a few trees left to sell this season, so feel free to contact us if you are looking to buy fruit trees. Inter- ested in planting next year? Please contact Easton Brown or Joleen Swartz this fall to put together your customized tree plan. Ph0t0: Submitted Above: Cassamia Marlinson and Marlene Kovarik ride on the tree planter carefully placing h'ees during a shelted0elt planing. Outdoor Heritage Fund in Bis- marck. If awarded, the funding will be used on conservation proj- ects in the Homme Dam water- shed. The watershed project will host a producer workshop later this year outlining various topics in- cluding riparian health, soil health, and cover crops. Talk with water- shed coordinator Sarah Johnston for more information about this program. We have cost share! The Soil Conservation District is taking applications from landowners and operators in the S. Branch of the Park River who are interested in cost share for conser- vation practices. The Homme Dam 319 Watershed Project is pro- moting grassed waterways, ripar- ian buffers, tree plantings, and cover crops at 60% cost share. There are other conservation prac- tices that qualify. On June 3rd the SCD will pres- ent a request for funding to the ND Lower your land taxes! We have applications for the ND Forest Stewardship Tax Law incentive that reduces property taxes to 50 cents an acre on forested land in Walsh, Pembina, Grand Forks, Nelson and Cavalier Counties. This includes natural forest or tree plantings of a mini- mum acreage. Wage war on weeds! The Soil Conservation District encourages the control of noxious weeds. The district offers spraying services for the purpose of control- ling weeds. Contact us today and inquire about available cost share for weed control. Contact us at 701-284-7363, or email us at walshcounty3 Stay in touch with the latest hap- penings in conservation by email- mg us your contact information and we'll add you to our email list. Summer hours vary, but feel free to stop by at 13351 Hwy 17 W in Park River. Happy Planting! Control is key: Noxious weeds are everyones problem GRAFTON, N.D. -- Noxious Weeds continue to be a problem throughout North Dakota and Walsh County. Noxious Weeds can be found everywhere from agricultural land to city parks. They can be found in our front yards, cropland, roadsides, and waterways. They impact land val- ues, recreational sites, wildlife habitat, along with our crops and forage. Noxious Weeds cause mil- lions of dollars in damage and much more is spent in control measures by both public and pri- vate efforts. Noxious Weeds are tion 4.1-47-02 "Each person shall do all things necessary and proper to control the spread of noxious weeds". Penalties for non-compli- ance are provide for in section 4.1- 47-31. The North Dakota Noxious Weeds list is defined under the Ad- ministrative Rules of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture Article 7-06-01-01. Weeds de- clared noxious shall be confined to weeds that are difficult to control, easily spread, and injurious to pub- lic health, crops, livestock, land, or other property. The following everyone's responsibility to con-: weeds have been declared nox- trol and the Walsh County:Weed .: ious: Board wants to remind a[t:::l.Absinth "" wormwood landowners that they are responsi --(Artemisia absinthium L.).- ble for the control of Noxious 2.Canada thistle (Cirsium ar- Weeds on their property. Under vense (L.) Scop.) North Dakota Century Code sec- 3.Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria genistifolia spp. dalmatica). 4.Diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa Lam.). 5.Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.). 6.Musk thistle (Carduus nutans L,). 7.Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L., Lythrum virgatum L., and all cultivars). 8.Russian knapweed (Centau- rea repens L.). 9.Saltcedar (Tamarisk spp.). 10.Spotted knapweed (Centau- tea maculosa Lam.). 11.Yellow toadflax (Linaria vul- gaffs). Under section 43.1-47-10 the Walsh County Weed Board has added the following weeds to its list of Noxious Weeds: 1.False Chamomile or Fairdale Daisy. . , . In order to assist landowners with the cost of treatment, ori pri- vate non-cropland, for the control of noxious weeds the Walsh County Weed Board has allocated funds through their Land Owner Assistance Program. Information on the program and the application form can be found on the Weed Control Boards webpage located at: under Departments and Weed Control or by contacting the Walsh County Weed Control Officer at 701-352- 2311. For more information on Nox- ious Weed Control check out the Weed Boards website listed above or contact the Weed Control Offi- cer for assistance in developing a plan to get Noxious Weeds under control. Hunters, anglers take note of new legislation BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department tracked 23 outdoors-related bills during the 2015 legislative session, 12 of which were passed by both chambers and signed into law. The fol- lowing bills take effect this year, unless otherwise noted. House Bill 1081 - Makes available to the Outdoor Adven.ture Foun- dation up to two spring turkey, one any-elk, one any-moose, seven deer and two pronghorn licenses for youth who have been diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening illness. In addition, provides for a study, dur- ing the 2015-16 interim, of North Dakota Game and Fish Department li- censes provided to entities for the purpose of fundraising. FIB 1156 - Beginning in 2016, allows an unsuccessful applicant in the deer gun lottery to donate the refund to the Game and Fish Department's Private Land Open to Sportsmen program. HB 1158 - Effective April 1, 2016, county auditors will no longer be responsible for allocating and tracking hunting and fishing license sales within their respective counties. That responsibility will become the Game and Fish Department's. A county auditor upon request, may con- tinue to sell hunting and fishing licenses. HB 1197 - Prohibits a government agency from providing funds to a nonprofit organization for the purpose of holding any interest in real property or an easement for wildlife or conservation purposes. However, does not apply to a state government agency in partnership with a non- profit organization if the state agency also benefits. HB 1241 - Makes a short-barreled rifle legal for hunting. FIB 1356 - This bill clarifies Century Code language pertaining to wildlife depredation. Allows the Game and Fish Director to authorize individual landowners to carry out certain hazing practices to help alle- viate or prevent wildlife depredation to livestock forage supplies. HB 1381 - Prohibits a drone from being used to intentionally harass hunters and anglers. HB 1409 - Provides direction on finances provided through the Out- door Heritage Fund, with $20 million available in a fiscal year and $40 million for the bielmium. HB 1456 - Encourages Congress to pass federal legislation to return uplands of the Oahe Reservoir in Emmons and Morton counties above 1,620 feet mean sea level to the state of North Dakota. Senate Bill 2017 -Appropriates $77,231,739 to the Game and Fish Department for the 2015-17 biennium. In addition, provides for one elk license available for raffle to Annie's House at Bottineau Winter Park. SB 2077 - Regulates criminal history record checks for Game and Fish volunteers and final applicants for employment. SB 2093 - Guide and outfitter licenses expire March 31 if issued after March 31 of the previous year. D00ota with orth paper ;00889 HELP WANTED WANTED: K-12 MUSIC Teacher- Fairmount Pub- lic School - Excellent base and benefits. School pays both sides of TFFR, signing bonus. Call 701-474-5469 for more information. MAY-PORT CG SCHOOL is hiring an elementary counselor and a high school music teacher. Salary of $37,500 or DOE; benefits included. Coaching opportu- nities include: head boys basketball, head wrestling, cross country, and assistant football coach. Send re- sume and teaching/counseling certification to MPCG School, Attn: Michael Bradner, 900 Main Street West, Mayville, ND 58257 or (701) 788-2281, Michael.brad- AVON GENERAL INFO. Earn Extra $$. Sell from home or work. 1-844-690-6955 Ind Sis Rep CENTRAL N.D. DIRT and field drain tile contractor seeking dependable individual. Full time employment. Must have good operator and mechanical skills. No long distance work. 701-341- 0454/ WANT A CAREER Operating Heavy Equipment? Bulldozers, backhoes, excavators. Hands on training! Certifications offered. National Average 18-22hr. Life- time Job Placement. VA Benefits Eligible! 866-362- 6497. J-MAR ENTERPIRSES IS looking for qualified OTR CDL drivers, competitive pay, many driver incentives $$, modern equipment. $1000 sigh on bonus, call Bret at 701-277-0039. BUSINESSES FOR SALE SMALL TOWN WEEKLY newspaper for sale. Will train. Terms possible. For more information call 701- 485-3550 or 701-269-9521. APARTMENTS FOR RENT NOW RENTING! STARTING at $900/mtht Silver Waters 55+ Retirement Community, Grand Forks. New 1 & 2 bedrm's, elevator, community rooms, Htlwtr/swglgarblunderground parking included. 701- 757-0926, REAL ESTATE FOR SALE NORTH DAKOTA FARMLAND values are at all-time highs! Contact Kevin Pifer 701-238-5810 ( for Free Farmland Valuation Land Auctions & Farmland Management Services. AUTO AUCTION PUBLIC AUTO AUCTION June 6th! Held in-doors monthly in Carrington, ND. Large selection of whole- sale priced vehicles. Photos online before sale date. / 701-652-CARS. 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