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Page 4 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015 FROM TH E EDITOR'S DESK By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist BY ALLISON OLIMB EDITOR, WALSH COUNTY PRESS I love the smell of freedom in file morning at least I assume flee- dora smells like fiMworks and hot dogs Another July fourth is in the books and I would love to start the conversation: What would you have done differently had you been in charge? This, of course, is not to fault those who put on the big show here in Park River, because I enjoy every second of it. This is to prompt a dis- cussion that wbuld ensure the con- tinued evolution of a family thvorite. What would you love to see happen throughout the day? What would have been a Rmtastic addi- tion? Throughout America, especially the Midwest them aM small-town celebrations that tuna a town into a destination location. Beyond the Park River Fourth of July celebra- tion, Grafton has Summerfest, Mountain has the Deuce, St. Thomas Do we want a band on "main has St. Thomas Daze, Cavalier has street, a play, a comedima, a hypno- the Motorcycle Rideln, Drayton has tist, arts and crafts in the park? Riverfest, Aneta has the Turkey Maybe a t-shirt lye-dye party? Oslo BBQ, Darwin, Minn has Twineball Days does a Hammerschlaggen Days You Mally could turn it into Contest and a Dodgeball Touma- a sunmaer-long tour of towns. Every ment. We've done kids games and town has their niche. It seems as 5Ks and sand volleyball mad petting though the recipe typically is typi- zoos and baseball; but all of these cally parade, inflatable games, street events need sponsors and or volun- dance. There always is food and teers to take charge. If you host it, family fmL but them is no Mason to they will come. The first one to say stop theM! "TheM's nothing to do," can be The folks in Pm'k River made a chaimaan. nice addition with the scavenger I, fbr one, was running my Amer- hunt. Starting at noon them weM ican feet off from the second I got people wandering the stMets of PR up and in line to watch the parade with their selfie sticks. The adven- right until the final fireworks sound- ture had Msidents and vacationers ed. Thanks for being excellent hosts alike studying clues of PR past and PR, we will see you again next year! present all while documenting their Like "' the Walsh County Press on Face- finds, book, com. " Hello, I don't know if there has ever been a time in our comer of the Dakotas that has been so nice. Every morning them is dew on the grass, little or no wind, and com- fbrtable temperatuMs. The evenings are made tbr having a cool drink on the deck and visiting with friends and neighbors. Unless, of course, you arc lying under a hay cutting machine, with bugs crawling on your neck, trying to unlodge a bunch of grass and dirt fi'om cutting through a wet mole hill. That can ruin a bcautikhl evening. Trust me dear readers. It happens more often than you know. Last night, as I quit cutting hay, a neighbor invited us over for burg- ers and drinks. Now I had intended on going back to the field and working another hour or two, but what the heck. Why do today what you can put off" until tomon'ow? And I'm glad 1 went to the burger fry. As I've told you betbre, this time of the year ie k boys and cowgirls aM driving mile alter mile. Sleeping when possible. Sharing lides when possible. And entering a ton of rodeos on the Fourth of July run. Which starts in late June. At supper there weM barrel rac- ers and ropers who were attending the Dickinson rodeo. A gMat bunch of young people and younger kids. There I ]net a young girl who was the highlight of my evening. It started,over rabbits. Two rabbits. Cute little rabbits. But there were only two. And there were way more than >~,ro kids, So, a f'~ln-il.ry oquab- ble ensued. Whose turn was it to hold the rabbits'? "lt's nay turn!" "No, It's my turn! I asked first!" "You did not! I asked first!" Well, being older and wisel; with decades of learning tucked under my big belt, 1 took control. Now l am not a real religious person. By a long way. BUt I did re- call a story from nay younger days about how to handle this. So I entered into this thmily fray. I simply said, "What we will do is cut that cute little rabbit in two, and each of you caJa have a half." I smiled smugly to myself. I was a natural teacher. This cute little girl never even hesitated. "I get the head,"'she hollered! Damn. I hate cutting rabbits in two, Naw, 1 didn't really. Last week I wrote about cloth- in 3. And that brought up a story from a friend that grew up sharing clothing and wearing hand me downs from siblings. The first time he was able to ptu'- chase a new pair of boots, the clerk asked him what size of boot he wore. The cowboy pondered this a bit and replied, "Well, I wear from a nine and a half to a fourteen, but tens seem to be the most comfbrt- able." Later, Dean t-, ; x . Happenings at Our I 1 "v. Nalnarltan Good Samaritan l (.{2.) Si,cict', Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. We had a gMat time celebrating marriage last week and when you added up all the years (480 years to- tal) there was lots of good advice mad love. PictuMd Right: Laura Brodina on piano mad Catherine Stark on vi- olin playing for the renewal of mar- riage vows. The couples that Re- newed were Laddie and Viola Bata, Grmlt and Donna Settingsgard, Den- nis and Arline l.arson, l)uane and Mary .lane Tollel son, Luke and Geraldine Su&, Charles mad Shirley Lindetl. Please relnember all are welcome to join in our Community Prayer Group on Sunday Nights at 0:45. This week July 5th - 1 lth July 5th 2:30 worship w/Pastor Johnson, 3:30 Beading, 6:45 Com- munity Prayer Group July 6th 10am Embroidery Group and Men's Time, Ipm Drive/Shop- ping RSVR 4pro Hymn Sing, 5pro Rosary, 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 Ouldoor Strolls, 7:.30 MennOnite Singers July l lth 9:30 Mass w/Father l.uiten, 2:15 Bingo, 3pro Water- melon Fcst Next weck July 12th 18th hHy 121h 2:30 {Vorship w/Father Luitcn, 3pro Crofts, 6:45 Communily Prayer Group Photo: Submitted July 13th 10am Embroidery Group and Men's Time, lpm Drive/Shopping RSVP, 5pro Rosary, 6:45 Bingo July 14th 10am Crochet Group, 3:30 Bible Study July 15th 3:15 Bingo July 16th 3pro Malt Shop, 6:30 Movie Night July 17th 10:30 Nail Time, 3:30 Outdoor: Strolls July 18th 9:30 Mass w/Father Luiten, I pm Word Game, 2:15 Bin- go Thank you to our many volun- teers; Pastor Johnson, Pastor Hin- lichs, Shirley Sobolik, Linda Larson, ka old Bitten, Donna Settingsgard, Lois Ydstie, Mary Seim, Cheryl Cox, Karla Nygard, Jetmean McMil- lan, Grace Free Lutheran Church, Corinne Ramsey, Father Luiten, Mennonite Singers, mid anyone else ! may have lnissed I am sorry, lt'you would like to volunteer please call Rose Ulland at 701-284-7115. NDSU Agriculture Communication How WATER? #ND SPORTS ]Keat Walsh County Health District o,oo<. Short Shots --- . -INI~IIN Of Cabbages, Kings, Jennets, Trumps and Logos If Bruce Jenner can be a woman, why can't Rachel Dolezal be an African-American2, And why isn't it okay for Jeb to be a Bush? I'm looking to the' American Civil Liberties Union tbr an explanation. Donald Trump announced for president the same week that a rhino ran loose in the streets of Bangkok - probably thought Trump needed a running mate - on a third party Jurassic ticket. Loose lips sink ships. Trump al- ready thiled the test. Money is no substitute for brains. The Magna.Carta was hailed recently on the 800th anniversary of its signing by King John. It is regarded as the first step toward democracy. England practiced it until 1776 when democracy was passed to our Founding Fathers who took all of the credit for it. Truth is that we're still trying to make it work. The faculty at the University of North Dakota was embroiled in a survey conducted by E-mail. It was an anonymous survey on the issue of transparency. The sample was faulty and only proved that wllen the happy are silent the unhappy will get all of the publicity. Congress has reduced the au- thority of the National Security Agency in the collection of infor- mation about citizens. NSA now says it no longer needs broad au- thority because it can get all the inlbmaation ira wants from China. Of course, those in favor of re- stricting NSA authority will be the first ones to criticize the gov- ernment when terrorists blow up the Empire State building. The Sioux logo options will soon be before us, with the last choices being the last choices. Now comes the voting but who will be eligible'? Will the Cana- dian players who made the Sioux be allowed to vote'? Will voters be required to bring UND gradu- ation certificates to the polls as their voter IDs? What if they at- tended only two years? Will they get halfa vote? How about all of those wlio flunked out'? Will we get to vote for- 'none, of the above'?" Tom Brady deflating scandal gave us pause to think. Don't for- get the drugged-up homerun hit- ters and the abusers of women and children. Let's excuse them all because rt is important that our kids who look up to role models know it's okay to abuse women and children and cheat a little. The Common Core for educa- tion is losing its commonness as state after state alters the program to suit their varied political agen- das. The idea of providing Amer- ican kids with an equal education regardless of residence is being mutilated. Where are the Found- ing Fathers when you need them? They had to fight the same kind of parochialism to get us the Con- stitution. The National Education Asso- ciation has reported that the North Dakota higher education system leads all states in the number of administrative em- ployees on the payroll. Hey, crit- ms, stifle yourselves. The business community has been lobbying the Board of Higher Ed- ucation to get our institutions into job-creating disciplines. Our col- leges have taken that to heart. They are now in the job creation business and doing a great job of it. The Republicans have too many candidates tbr president to stage a decent debate. They should cast lots and send tour los- ers to join the Democrats where there are too few for a good de- bate: Jeb is crowded and Hillary is lonesome. The U.S. Supreme Court was scolded by some tbr its Oba- macare and gay rights decisions. 1 am still complaining about its ruling that corporations are living people. I wonder if gay corpora- tions can get married. Donald Trump announced for president the same week that a rhino ran loose in the streets of Bangkok - probably thought Trump needed a running mate - on a third party Jurassic ticket. Loose lips sink ships. Trump already failed the test. Money is no substitute for brains." NDSU Extension Service July is National Picnic Month When I was a kid, I always looked tbrward to July. We would load the car with boxes and coolers full of food and beverages early in the rooming to drive to a lake or state park. We added some lawn chairs and outdoor games. I think car trunks were bigger back then. Unfortunately, we didn't have air conditioning in our vehicle, so we traveled with open windows. If you were sitting in the backseat, you were blasted by the wind. I didn't mind ar- riving at the picnic site with a wild hairdo. The feast, with a variety of foods prepared by my parents, was the highlight of the day. We always had homemade buns, salads, bars or cookies and watennelon. The burg- ers were prepared at the site. Some- times we ate on the picnic table, but sometimes I got to sit in a lawn chair flies and ants, that may invade your patty. Cover your tbod containers be- came bugs can can7 bacteria on their tiny legs. If you are using bug spray, be "sure to spray it far from the food. Does a picnic always have to con- sist of hot dogs and chips? Add more limits and vegetables to the menu. For example, serve salads containing a variety of fruits and vegetables for added nutrition. Mix your own pro- portion of these ingredients or find recipes online. How about some Grated Broccoli Salad with carrots, apples and dried cranbelvies, Tomato Cucumber Sal- ad with olives and feta, Berry Can- taloupe Salad or Roasted Corn, Bean and Pepper Salad With Lime Vinaigrette? You cab search for these on Google. Make a homemade dressing for a healthier dish. Store-bought salad and eat. If you are old enough you maydressings have a number of ing-re- remember those loun er" - dients and are olien high in calories, . g lawn "fat smzar and sodimn. How about chmrs w~th the nylon t,t,:-e Those chairs threatened to fold up soi:ne balsamic vinaigrette'? Whisk to- and swallow me like a crocodile with gether 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 metal jaws. Sometimes I let the lawn chair fold rne in half on puttx)se but never while holding nay ddicious plate of picnic food. July, which :is National Picnic Month, is an OlCg ortunity to reminisce and potentially build on the fond memories of picnics. Picnics have a long history. In the 1700s and prior, picnics or "move- able outdoor feasts" were enjoyed by the wealthy or enjoyed as a cele- bration of a successful hunt. In many ways, some of the early pic- nics were like modem-day potlucks, where each person brought part of the food. As you plan a picnic, keep some sat ty tips in mind to deter invisible guests, including bacteria, from vis- iting your party. Be sure to aavel with coolers filled with ice because per- ishable foods need to be kept at 40 F or below. Keep the raw meats in a separate cooler from the beverages because the lneat juices could con- "taminate the containers. Keep your ready-to-eat foods such as salads aWay from raw meat juices. Don't forget your food ther- mometer. Cook foods to safe inter- nal ternperatures. For example, burg- ers should reach an internal tem- perature of least 160 F and chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 F. If the outdoor temperature is warm (above 90 F), be sure that the food is not out for more than one hour. If the outdoor temperature is cooler, follow the "two-hour role," which states that perishable food (in- cluding cut fruit and vegetables) should spend no more than two hours at room temperature. Be sure to protect your tbod from the visible pests, including teaspoons dark brown sugar (op- tional), 1 tablespoon chot)ped garlic, 11/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 3/4 cup olive oil. This recipe yields I cup of dressing. Incorporate chickpeas, lentils and beans into dishes to increase fibek vegetable and protein content. How about Greek Chickpea Salad Pitas o1" Black Bean Brownies? You do not have to travel great distances to have a picnic. If you have ch!ldren or gr mdchilch'en, they might enjoy a pmmc on a blanket in the backyard with a tizw fun food ideas: Cut triangle-shaped wedges of watemaelon and add a stick in the rind end tbr a fruit Popsicle. Make sandwich kabobs with small pieces of bread, cheese, grape tomatoes, sandwich meat and olives Enjoy some "fruit caterpillars.'" Place purple and red grapes alter- nately on skewers. Try filling ice cream cones with melon balls for a refreshing treat. Enjoy ,some crunchy veggie fl0w- ers. Make lbur v-shaped cuts on the outside of cucurnbers. Cut cucum- bers into slices to fbnn flower petals. Try some "banana sushi." Spread a whole-D'ain tortilla with peanut but- tel, SunButter or other spread. Next, place a banana inside and roll. Cut into slices. For a kid-favorite dessert, try making a "dirt dessert" with low-fat, calcium-rich chocolate pudding sprinkled with chocolate cookie crumbs and a couple of gumrny worlrlS. dulie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D R.D L.R.D & a North Dakota Staw [htiversiO' Ex- /enMon and mttrition ,sTwcialist and tnPlbssor in/he Department (~'Health, Nutri- lion and E~'ercise Sciences'. I Editor's Note I The Extension Exchange coqumnn was not available this week. It will return as soon as possible. Crop research, groundwater is- Using umnamaed aerial systems sues and unmanned aerial systems tbr canola disease identification - are among the subjects that will be John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension covered at the North Dakota State agricultural machine systems spe- University L an, g don Research Ex- cialist tension Center s annual field tours Cutworms in canola and a 2015 set fbr Thursday, July 16. The event will begin with dough- insect update - Jan Knodel, NDSU nuts and coffee at 8 a.m. The field Extension entomologist, and Lesley tours start at 8:45 a.m. Lunch spon- Lubenow, area Extension agronomy sored by the Northern Canola Grow- specialist at the center ers Association will be served at North Dakota historical wheat tri- noon. A golftoumey will follow at 1 p.ln. The center also will hold an opera house at its new Agronomy Lab. Tour topics and speakers for this year's event are: al - Jay Goos, professor in the NDSU Soil Science Depm'tment Soybean disease concerns in northeastern North Dakota - Venkat Chapara, crop protection researcher at the center Canola research 2 Bryan Hanson, 2015 industrial hemp trials - research agronomist at the center Burton Johnson, professor in the Groundwater maJlagement pro j- NDSU Plant Sciences Department ect update - Naeem Kalwar, area Ex- Anheuser Busch also is a spon- tensmn Service soil health special- sor for the field tours. ist at the center The center is on North Dakota Canola clubroot - Sam Markell, NDSU Extension plant pathologist Problem weeds in nbrtlaeastem North Dakota - Rich Zollinger, NDSU Extension weed specialist, and Kirk Howatt, associate profesl sor in NDSU's Plant Sciences De- partment Highway 5 one mile east of the in- tersection with North Dakota High- way 1. For more information, contact the center at (701) 256-2582 or visit its website at donrec/. Editor's Note l The Around the County coltmann was not available this week It will return as soon as possible. ! ' t'