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Page 4 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS ° WEDNESDAY, JULY I, 2015 F RO,' 4 THE EDITOR'S DESK... By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition S )ecialist BY ALLISON OLIMB EDITOR, WALSH COUNTY PRESS The United States Supreme Court that have been decidedly conserva- has officially ruled that gay marriage tive in most state issues). will now be referred to as marriage But for the friends and relatives because love is love and that is a that I hold dear who have been af- right we all have in the eyes of the fected by this change of heart from government, the societal norms of the past, I I know full and well that this is rejoice. lint a decision that everyone is The wordsofthe Supreme Court pleased about. I know that this is not are so moving and so true. a decision that North Dakota will be "No union is more profound pleased with (as one of the stand outs than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, de- cuit is reversed. It is so ordered." votion, sacrifice, and family. In This is not the end of marriage. forming a marital union, two people Straight people have not set the bar become something greater than that high. I have seen unions tossed once they were. As some of the pc- away like used tissues. I have seen titioners in these cases demonstrate, infidelity and abuse and animosity naaniage embodies a love that may set in befbre the ink on the marrigtge endure even past death, it would licence is dry. misunderstand these men and It is way too easy to have a wed- women to say they disrespect the ding. Slap on a white dress and eat idea of marriage. Their plea is that some cake. The marriage is the they do respect it, respect it so part that matters. It is a commitment deeply that they seek to find its ful- to another person and we should all fillment for themselves. Their hope treat it with the respect it deserves. is not to be condemned to live in There are couples of every gen- loneliness, excluded from one ofciv- der who will screw it up and there ilization's oldest institutions. They are others still that will set the start- ask for equal dignity in the eyes of dard for romance that will last un- the law. The Constitution grants til death do they part. Love wins. them that fight. The judgment of the Like" tit,, Walsh CounO' Press on t.'ace- Court of Appeals for the Sixth Cir- hooh:,'om Hello, Those of you that see me on a regular basis know that I am some- what ofa trendsetter when it comes to dress. In the fifties (the 1950's), I set the pace with cuffs on my overalls. I was one of the first to use Butch wax to get that cool looking hair. I led the way when it came to sideburns and Elvis combed back hair. I went from a butch, to Elvis, and to a Beatle haircut in a few formative years. 1 had western shirts with yokes and snaps. I had bell-bottoms and flowers in nay hair. I've always been cool. Now, it seems I am doing it again, without even trying. As I am getting older, it seems the gravita- tional pull of Earth is winning me over. I am no longer a strapping six-two. I've gone downward and outward. And the thing I am notic- ing is that it is harder to hold my pants up! I mean you can suck that gut in, cinch that old belt up, and 1o and behold, in a bit those Wran- glers are sliding down.: Since I am no longer dating, I do tend to let them slide to a point that I probably shouldn't. And I seldom shave unless there is a wedding or a funeral to attend. The ear and nose hair, well, we won't even go there. And I find fhdedjeans with holes in them are Inore comfortable, and since I am not running fbr a politi- cal office, what the heck. And I have started to notice a lot of young people with their pants just about to drop down to their an- kles. Many are wearing shorts and jeans that are faded and full of holes. Now I know there can't be that many people that have recently been building barb wire fences or spilled battery acid on them. And I know since the holes are not on the thighs, they have not been hauling little square bales by hand. There cannot possibly be that many fama kids that are wearing worn out hand-me downs. Now, I'm sure some of you re- member when you wouldn't wear a thing like that. We used to use Tehr- grease to glue canvas on our hay hauling jeans so they woul&a't get holes in them. Now, it seems you want holes in your jeans. Damn. I can't figure it out. And they tell me people pay more for overalls with holes in them! Really! They pay more fbr overalls with holes already in them! Now, what really set his column offis headwear. I just bought a new hat. A Stetson. Cause I'm a cowboy. And I didn't go look for one that was completely smashed up and full of holes like a country western singer. I never could figure that out. You see these bands and singers come on TV with worn out clothes and a smashed up straw hat that wouldn't look good on Shirley rak- ing hay (which by the way she will be doing this week if the weather straightens out). Cripes, if I were going to play in the band at half time at a Berthold ball game, my mother wouldn't have let me dress like that. And I thank her for that. And thank you George Strait for wearing a decent hat. Anyway, the day I buy this new hat I run into a friend. And I am telling him the outrageous price I paid for this hat. Trust lne, they are no longer $30. And I figure he would be impressed. Nope. Wrong. Because he was wearing a new baseball cap he had just gotten from a local business. A new cap. And listen to this. The new cap came with frayed holes on the brirn and holes in the crown! It came that way. Now I am just wondering what he would pay if I would put sweat stains on it tbr him. Later, Dean (j(xxt Happenings at Our -,O_q. ,Sty)] mtan Good Samaritan Socict ' -.,._ Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. We have been busy in June and Next week July 5th ....... [ 1 th are looking forward to the 4th of July 5th 2:30 Worship w/Pas- July. We hope that everyone in the tor Johnson, 3:30 Beading, 6:45 parade remembers to come thin tl~e Comlnunity Prayer Group Good Sam parldng lot so we can all enjoy the parade too. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July! Please remember to come to our com- munity prayer group on Sunday night at 6:45pm. This week June 28th - July 4th June 28th 2:30 Worship with Pastor Kid, 3:30 baking cake, 6:45 Community Prayer Group June 29th 10am Embroidery group and Men's Time, lpm Drive RSVP, 5pro Rosary, 6:45 Bingo June 30th 10am Embroidery Group, lpm Decorating the cake, 2pro Renewal of the Wedding July 6th 10am Embroidery Group and Men's Time, l pm Drive RSVP, 4pm Hymn Sing, 5pro Rosal-y, 6:45 Bingo July 7th 3:30 Bible Study July 8th 3:15 Bingo July 9th 3pro Birthday Party Hosted by Grace Free Lutheran Church, 6:30 Movie Night July 10th 10:30 Nail Time, 3:15 Piano w/Father Luiten, 3:30 Outdoor Strolls July 1 lth 9:30 Mass w/Father Luiten, 3pro Watermelon Feast, 2:15 Bingo Thank you to our many volun- vows, Dance with Clem Nadeau teers: Pastor Kiel and his wife, Lin- and the Twilighter's to tbllow July 1st 3:15 Bingo July 2nd lpm Painting, 2:30 Devotions w/Comnmnion, 6:30 Movie Night July 3rd 10:30 Nail Time 3:30 Outside Strolls July 4th 9:30 Mass w/Father Luiten, 11 am sack lunches with the parade to follow, 2:15 Bingo da Larson, Shirley Sobolik, Don- na Settingsgard, Arnold Braaten, Lois Ydstie, Mary Seim, Mary Lund, Pastor Hinrichs, Clem Nadeau and The Twilighter's, Corinne Ralnsey, Father Luiten, and all that come by in the parade and helped to make it a success. If you would like to volunteer please call Rose Ulland at 701-284-7115. NDSU Agriculture Communication iLiiiii!!!i!~iii);~!i! 'i ?!i~ ~i ":; i!;i < );Z:~: i;~ ; : Walsh County Health District ., .... ,.,0=0, .... o,.0,. Short Shots Since Tick Bites can cause se- ing/biking paths. rious disease, the goal is to prevent • Promptly remove ticks from them from happening, pets to prevent growth of the tick Here are a few tips on how to population near homes. prevent Tick Bites: • Apply insect repellents con- How to Remove Ticks taining DEET or permethrin to • Clean the site with alcohol or clothing and/or exp~osed parts of another. .disinfectant before re- the body according to manufac- moving the tick. turer s directions. • Grasp the tick as closely to the • Wear clothing that keeps ticks skin as possible using a tweezers. awav from skin, such as long If'fingers are used, cover them with sleeved shirts and r;ants ' a tissue, a paper towel or rubber ........ [ ' [ , gloves • Avoid sitting on grass and logs . ~', ...... • fUll up With steau , even Thoroughly inspect the entire Y ............. p essure Do not twist or jerk, as ooav. HCKS semom attach rmnt .. • . . - , , , - -. thlS may cause the mouth parts to away aim rarely spreaa msease un- -. , ee , . ., - - bleaK off leaving tnelTl in the til they have fed fbr several hours. ,. ' .... SKIn Ticks come in different sizes, look .... . ...... . ,, . • Do not squeeze, crush, or for tile smallest tiCKS, called ., . . ='- ... , ,, o ,, , punctureuaenooyo[thencKaslts nymphs as Well as n.lll grown ,, .1 . • zl • : . .... nUlOS nlay contain germs that can tlc))]}spectk~ children at least tw!ce caus,~fa't~Sre~lsle~ovin-" the tick, dis- dally In heavdy nflested areas, in , g , .. ' :s ..... ,i' - infect thebite site and washyour spect tlaem more often. ..... Keep weeds and grass cut in Tick Bites yards and recreational areas. • Clear br~sh along walk- COnt page 5 q Are We Racist without the Confederate Flag? After a white supremicist mur- dered nine people in a Charleston church, embarrassed Southerners are admitting that it is time to take the racist Confederate flag down in South Carolina. Defending the flag, an official in the Sons of Confederate Veter- ans alleged that "slavery ain't like it was a southern sin. It was a na- tional American sin. It built Wall Street and the American econ- piny." With this logic, maybe he couldn't comprehend that the flag was racist. Remember that we did convince ourselves that slavery was Biblical. It is difficult to measure the level of racism that still prevails in some Southern hearts and minds but before we leap to self-right- eous judgment we would be well advised to see if the shoe fits here in North Dakota. When we first moved to Bis- marck in the 1950s, our two best friends were African-Americans. We talked about racism openly with them and they would identify the manifestation of racism they would encounter in the city. When they planned to build a house, the developer in their part sideration of other site criteria and endorsed the Job Corps because we didn't want the remark to be taken as the North Dakota mind- set. Bigotry isn't anything new in the United States. Throughout our history, different etlmic groups have been abused by bigotry, most notably Native-Americans, African-Americans and the Irish. This truth doesn't excuse big- otry but it seems to describe our darker nature. Today, much of it goes unrecognized because it isn't as visible as a Confederate flag. Governor George Sinner and I shared in chairing the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commis- sion and we both know how futile the meetings were because there was never any state money appro- priated to meet the smallest need on the reservations. As a conse- quence, our meetings were repeti- tive rehashes of unmet needs. It is tree that the federal gov- ernment has assumed primary re- sponsibility for Indian progralnmmg. But that has not stopped Minnesota from supple- menting federal efforts. In this recent legislative ses- of town circulated a petition in the sion, Minnesota recognized a need neighborhood to keep them from and appropriated over $20 million building in his area. to support-federal efforts in Indian Racists in other North Dakota education cities exposed themselves when Even iilou~h we all know about the air bases ~brought African- ' the sad acade'~nic record of Indian Americans to Mmot and Grand ~tudents on our res .... ; ..... Forks There were incidents in ~.~ ...... .~ .~ ,.~,.,u,,~,y~. : " . .... OIOIl t trunk me promem was lln- bars and restaurants in both of .... portant enough to fund specml ef- mese cities ' • - . , ;, ......... forts to overcome the educaUon In the l~OUS, ~eoeral omclals W findmone " o . • gap. e y to runo reme- suggested that Fort Lincoln south "" " " k " "" ' " O'll'~' | 111 i / • ". cllal classwon Ior omer l,~ortn oitJlsmarcKwoulo oe an peal sne" "ota students " " OaK wltla summer for a Job Corps facility. Everyone ' " ': ~ ~" ~ in the community and the state crosses., we now nave money lots of government knew that enrolhnent ! ' - s money but we gave ourselves in Job Corps would consist prima- : -.. . . I n American outh and the ml industry big tax cuts rily ofAfr'ca = " Y " " a seco A prominent person in the Bis- without . lad thought about marck community innocently the more pressing, needs being ex- opined that the city was not a good perlenced by Natwe-Americans. place t'or such a" prog, ram because •Is th s' because we think" every- the African-American kids would- thing Native-American is the sole n t have anyone with whom to as- responsibility of the federal gov- sociate. I don t think he knew that ernment? Or is it because the pep- his remark smacked of racism ple involved are Indians? Those of' us in state govern- If the shoe fits, we should wear ment at the~time abandoned con- _ it. Defendinl theflag, an official in the Sons of onfederate Veterans al- 66 • , • • leged that slavery ann t luke it was a southern sin" NDSU Extension Service Naturally recycle your kitchen wastes "Julie, Julie, how does your gar- den grow'?" people often ask lne when inspired by my maiden name. Yes, that reminds lne of the "Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?" nursery rhyme. Fortunately, people leave out the "quite contrary" part. Well, they usually do. This year, my garden has hosted rabbits enjoying bufli:ts of tender sal- ads and vegetable side dishes. One morning, I admired our pole beans, which almost had reached the height to begin climbing on a struc- ture. After work, I ventured to our garden to check nay garden again, even though I wasn't expecting the beans had g-town into the clouds. Unfortunately, my lush bean plants were now green sticks. The rabbits had been at work, too. I think the rabbits have invested in special equipmcmt this year: ]] ey are pole-vaulting or parachuting into our garden. At least one of these "ttairy Hare-dini'" characters has been able get through all sorts of barriers. Not only do we have a chain-link fence around our yard, but we also have a mesh t nce around the gar- dell. The chain-link timce allows e tsy access tbr the small rabbits, but we thought the mesh fence was impen- etrable. Our three dachshunds are anoth- er meastmz ofdelferkse. They regularly chase rabbits around our yard. This year, we added our home- made compost to our garden, which was promoting good grm ’h prior to the rabbit attack. I would be happy to divert some vegetable peels to the rabbits to chomp instead of my ten- der bean leaves. I think these rabbits prefer "garden-flesh" produce, though. With a few more tweaks on bin, but do not add lbil, plastic and paper products to your compost bin. Leave out diseased plants and weeds that have gone to seed. A variety of invisible organisms, including bacteria, and visible or- ganisms, including emlhwonns, teed on the plant material. As a result of the action of these "critters," tile plant material warms within your compost pile. temperalures above 110 F promote the breakdown of the ma- terials. If you decide to begin colnpost- ing, you can purchase a structure or build your own using plans in the re- sources provided with this article, Consider these tips if you want to be- gin composting: Choose a good location to place your compost bin. It should be lev- el and have drainage, with access to water (rain or your garden hose). Be- cause compost bins are not always atmmtive to your neighbors, consider a little camouflage. You may want to hide your bin or surround it with flowers or plants. ('onsider a bin no smaller than 3 lbet by 3 feet by 3 feet and no larg- er than 5 tbet by 5 feet by 5 tibet. Be sure to mix the material thor- oughly. Use a pitchlbrk, Kcel) the compost pile moist but not too wet. During &'y weather, you may want to "water" tile compost weekly. Avoid adding branches. If you use them, chop them in a wood chipper first. Cover the pile with a trap or oth- er cover during dw weather. This helps prevent moisture loss and ex- cess moisture fi'om heavy rain. Turn the pile befbre the 'major freeze if you add a lot of leaves in the lhll. Do not turn the pile during the the barriers, some added compost winter in cold climates. and our dogs spending more time Be patient. Depending On the outdoors in the nice weaiher, nay gar- environmental conditions md coin- den may return. 1 remain hopeffil, position, compost may be ready to y) Have you tried colnposting'i use within six months (May to Oc- Composting is a natural tbnn of re- tober). cycling that serves a variety of put- For many more tips and details, see these ExteiasionService web- poses. If you enjoy gardening, corn- based composting guides: posting provides soil amendments to add to your gm'den. Instead of going to the landfill, your vegetable peels can be broken down by bacteria and other microbes to produce lqch ma- terial to add to your garden. Think "green" or "brown" when deciding what to compost, but leave out the protein fbods such as leftover meat. Green inaterials include lawn clippings and kitchen waste. Brown materials include leaves and wood chips. Egg shells can go in tile compost North Dakota State University Extension Service: http://tinyurl. com/compostingpractices University of Maryland Exten- sion: /hgic/soils/compost University of Illinois Extension: http://web.extension.illinois.edt(hom ecompost/building.cfm ,htlie (/arden-Robinson. Ph.D., RID., L.R.D.. i.~ a :VoF[]/l)a/,old S/ate ~kdvcrsity Ex- le'n@~H A~ TViC'I' /(~oc/ clnd mdlJth~! ,v)ecialist and i~m/bss'~)~ in the l)eparmu'nt o/[lealth, Nutri- tion Hlld ]:'XC!Iz'i~'t" ~]] '/{liT{ {>,S. Editor's Note 1 The Extension Ex.q:llange colunmn was not available this week. It will return as soon as possible. i around thestate The North Dakota State Uni- versity Carrington Research Ex- tension Center (CREC) annual field day will be held Tuesday, July 14. "This is our premiere sulnlner event to showcase the center's re- " le ~ ~.ndlcs search program, says G ~g ~ - "% Extension area agronomist at the Richard Zollinger and Kirk Howatt, weed scientists, will review this season's weed management challenges and recomnaendations. An&ew Friskop, Extension plant pathologist, will review the impact and management of small-grain diseases. center. Two crop tours will gi e partic- Plant Nutrition and Soil ipants opportunities to view re- Management search trials and receive CUITent Mike Ostlie, CREC research production information. Crop vari- agronomist, will review work with ety peffonnance and production winter rye in soybeans for soil pro- management, and pest and plant nu- tection and eed su! pression, i trition/soil management will be John Nowatzki, Extension highlighted, cultural machine'systems specialist, The morning tour will begin at and Paulo Flores, CREC nutrient 9:30 a.m. It will include a review of managcmcnt specialist, will lead a spring and durum wheat, barley discussion on research with un- and dry bean cultivars by NDSU lnanned aerial systems. plant breedeps. Endres and Extension Jasper Tebm~, CREC soil scien- agronomist Joel Ransom will discuss tist, will highlight research work at the status of corn, soybeans and end- the center and recomnaendations of-season management. In addi- on sulfflrmanagemenL i tion, Blaine Schatz, CREC director Endres. Nowatzki and Ransom and agronomist, will gi~ e an update will review recommendations and on cool-season legumes with era- methods lbr postemergel)ce nitrogen phasis on field peas. (N) application in corn to increase Following a noon lunch, tour yidd andpost-al thesis N application participants lnay attend a second to increase protein in springwheat. crop tour starting at 1 p.m. that will In addition to the agrohomy focus on two areas: tours, field day visitors wil/have the opportunity to attend fruit] live- Crop Pest Management stock and sustainable agriculture Michael Wunsch, CREC plant tours. pathologist, will provide an update For more intbnnation; contact the on managing white mold (sclero- CREC at (701) 652-2951 or visit its tinia) in soybeans, cky beans mad sun- website at https://www a flowers. Carrington REC. ' ~ I ' Editor's Note I The Around the County culu nn a was not availab c th s week It wi eturn I [ias soon as possible' ' ] )