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PERSPECTIVES Page 4 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK... By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist BY ALLISON OLIA4B EDITOR, WALSH COUNTY PRESS I love the Fourth of July. It is a tradition that my family has stuck with for as long as I can re- member and it is a good one. My son is finally old enough to get the concept of parade candy. He picked up as much as his little fingers could hold and ran back to Like" the Walsh County Press on Facebook me with a big grin as we filled his and check out our blog at http://walshcounty- treat bag. Granted, he would get press.wordpress.com distracted by the occasional Toot- of fundraisers, donations, and sic Roll and start eating and for- volunteers, and I don't know get that there was more candy to where we would be without you. be had, but he did manage to It can be a tough job to make the scoop up more than we know Fourth happen year after year, but what to do with. you give us a place to gather and We had relatives from as far as a way to celebrate. Grand Forks and Minneapolis I can't imagine a Fourth with- and Texas join in and the look of out Park River or a Park River wonder a kid gets when they take without the Fourth, and I hope I in their first parade is wonderful, never have to. Thank you to all of the people who work so hard to make the celebration happen. It takes a lot ! L /+~:!~i~!~ii!~!!~%i~i~+~i~i~%~i!~i+~i1i~ii~!i!~!~!~i~ii~i~!!!~i~i!~ii~ii~i~i~i~i~i!i~i~ii~i~i: i!:~ ~ :il ~i?!iiiiii!%iiiiiii!iiiii!i!ii!!iii+!!i~iYi i!i/: ~!y! i i%ii!i%iiiiiiiii!jiii!i%i~ii+ili!iiii!~i~ii!ii!!~!~b~ iii~!!+iiii!iii?i!iiiii~!ili!iii~i!i!i!i!!iiiii?iii!i~/ "+~=:/i!iiii!~!/, Hello, I'm not a lot of help around the house. And some would venture to opine that I'm not a lot of help out- side either. But, I can lift heavy ob- jects. Shirley always plants a garden. I guess you would say I am like the grasshopper in the fable that won't help but figures he will share in the bounty. Now, in spite of what you may have been led to believe, I'm not real smart. Especially about garden stuff. You may think I know a lit- tle, because I've farmed quite a bit over the years. I grow mostly weed. Er, weeds. Weed is illegal. Weeds are troublesome, but not il- legal. My son, Will, takes care of the weeds. He knows how to op- erate the sprayer. I do not. And Shirley takes care of the garden. She says I don't know asparagus from spurge. Go figure. I was twenty-five years old before I found out that pickles were cu- I do look forward to the toma- cumbers? Really! You didn't know to harvest. Then we have tomatoes that? Well, I'm sorry I had to be the on toast for breakfast. Grilled one to tell you. tomato slices for dinner. Tomato Anyway, Shirley's garden is soup for supper. BLT's for break- looking pretty good. She started fast. BLT's for lunch. BLT's for bringing radishes in the other day. dinner. Tomato salsa and chips. Radishes. Who would bother Tomato juice. Tomatoes in the planting radishes? You clean them lunch bucket to eat like an apple. up a little, sprinkle them with Tomato pie and tomato ice cream. salt, and eat them. I guess just to She can really grow tomatoes. get the salt. I'd rather do it with I'm starting to hate them. tequila and salt on my hand. But Rhubarb. Now what good can then, I'm just a bit different. She you say about rhubarb? Even the actually had a radish sandwich for grasshoppers won't eat rhubarb. lunch! Really? Sliced up radishes You can put it in a pie, cover it on bread? with sugar, and make it somewhat edible, but why? Just take the piecrust, sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on it. And leave the weed off. Makes sense to me. You ever notice how rhubarb looks like cocklebur plants? Must be a close cousin. And another thing while I'm on this food kick. Cranberries. Why would people raise cranberries? We use a couple cans at Thanks- giving. Everyone takes a couple berries and the rest sit in the fridge for a couple weeks before I throw them away. Even the growers know people don't like cranberries. They mix them with every other juice they can think of to make them presentable. Oh well, no thanks, just bring me my juice neat. Dang it, it's the end of June and I have to cover the garden. Wind is 60 mph and Shirley says it could shell the beans. Later, Dean ; I ,-, Happenings at Our 1 OJ , ,samaritan Good Samaritan Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. We hope everyone had a great 4th of July. A big thank you to the floats that came thru the parking lot so we could enjoy the parade from the comfort of home and out of the rain. Thank you to the Polish Dancer's from the Minto area you did a great job and we love to see the tra- ditions being kept up. This week July 6th- 12th July 6th Worship 2:30 Pastor Antalj 3:30 Beading July 7th 10am Embroidery Group, lpm Drive, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Beanie Baby Bingo July 8th 10am Men's Time, 3:30 Bible Study Photos: Submitted July 9th 3pm Bingo July 10th 3pm Birthday Par- Top: Polish dancers from Minto visit ty Hosted by Grace Free Luther- GSS in Park River. Bottom: Part of an Church, 6:45 Movie Night the 4th of July parade drives by GSS. July llth 10:30 Nail Time, 3:30 Outdoor Strolls, 7:30 Mennonite Singers July 12th 9:30 Mass Father Luiten, lpm Penny Toss,2:30 Bingo Next Week July 13th-19th July 13th 2:30 Worship w/Pastor Hinrichs, 3pm Word Game July 14th 10am Embroidery Group, lpm Drive, 4pm Hymn Sing, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo July 15th 10am Men's Time, lpm Making Wedding Mints, 3:30 Wed- ding the Garden July 16th 11:15 Resident Council, 3pm Bingo July 17th 3pm Painting Flowers, 6:30 Movie Night July 18th 10:30 Nail Time, 3:30 Outdoor Strolls July 19th 9:30 Mass w/Father Luiten, lpm Crafts, 2:30 Bingo Thank You to all our Volunteers: Pastor Antal, Shirley Sobolik, Lin- da Larson, Lois Ydstie, Mary Seim, Arnold Braaten, Lorene Larson, Jeanean McMillan, Pastor Hirichs, Sue Fagerholt, Grace Free Lutheran Church, Corinne Ramsey, Father Luiten, I am sorry if I missed any one. We are still in need of a volunteer to play piano for Devotions and Worship, if you could help please call Rose Ulland at 701-284-7115. b,e e ZONES TEe, CS Be.m o THE WHEEL Ptddtcllealtla Walsh County Health District + ..... ,. .... ,.. Short Shots Eight teens a day are killed in car crashes in the United States. Make sure your young driver is aware of the leading causes of teen crash- es, and put rules in place to help your teen stay safe. 1. Driver Inexperience: Most crashes happen during the first year a teen has a license. Provide at least 30-50 hours of supervised driv- ing practice over at least 6 months. Practice on a variety of roads and in varied weather and traffic conditions. 2. Driving with teen passengers: Crash risk goes up when teens drive with other teens in the car. Limit the number of teens in the car to zero or one for the first six months. 3. Nighttime Driving: For all ages, fatal crashes are more like- ly to occur at night, but the risk is highest for teens. Make sure your teen is off the road by 9 or 10pm for at least the first 6 months. 4. Not using Seat Belts: The simplest way to prevent car crash deaths is to buckle up. Require your teen to wear a seat belt. 5. Distracted Driving: Set rules and don't allow activity such as cell phone use, texting, eating or playing with the radio when driving. 6. Drowsy Driving: Young drivers are at the highest risk for drowsy driving. Teens are at most risk in the early morning and late at night. 71 ' Reckless Driving: Research shows that teens lack the expe- rience and judgment to assess risky situations. Teens need to avoid risky situations such as speeding, tailgating, and insufficient scanning. 8. Impaired Driving: Even one drink will impair your teen's driving ability and increase the risk of a crash. Be a good role mod- el, don't drink and drive, and reinforce this message with your teen. For more information on Handing you Teen the Car Keys go to: http://www.cde.gov/ParentsAreTheKey/ Reservation Parochialism Is Not the Answer President Barack Obama has the perimeters of reservations. come and gone. To share in the modem econ- While on the Standing Rock omy, Native-Americans must Indian Reservation south of Bis- think, and participate beyond marck, he gave a message of en- reservations. It does no good to couragement to all of the talk about new economic oppor- residents in Indian Country. tunities as +long as thinking is He promised a better future for l: confined to: the geographic Indian children by breaking dowrrv bounds of. the rese ation., i, ++ the old cycles that have handi The casinos were supposed to capped progress on Indian Reser' be the answer to unemployment. vations. The common theme of his proposals was the idea of giv- ing Native-Americans greater control of their environment. Every Native-American de- serves the chance to work hard and get ahead, he said. So he talked economic development. "That means creating more jobs and supporting small busi- nesses in places like Standing Rock," he said. From there, he went on to pro- pose retuming control of Indian education to tribal leaders, with additional resources and support. so tribes could reform their schools. While the President was hold- ing out new hope for a distressed people, Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Lisa Murkowski (R- AK) were appropriately touting the need for more research of In- dian problems. Not to be left out of the parade, North Dakota State University was promoting an American In- dian Pubic Health Resource Cen- ter, consisting largely of academic programs some dis- tance from ground zero. Having chaired the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commis- sion for Govemor George Sinner for four years, my experience tells me that there is good reason to be skeptical. I have become in- oculated against the oversupply of rhetoric and undersupply of everything needed to transform rhetoric into action. As for the President's propos- als for economic development on reservations, that is a pipedream. The folks in the reservation power structure like to hear such talk but it is unrealistic. Eco- nomic opportunities for Native- Americans cannot flourish within They provided some jobs but un- employment on reservations con- tinues to be high and will remain high as long as the only accept- able employment must be on reservations. Then there is the President's proposal to delegate more au- thority over schools. If there is authority to be dele- gated, it will not change educa- tion on the reservations. The heart of the education problem, which is the root of reservation unemployment, is the same as it is in non-Indian territory - moti- vating young people to get an ed- ucation and become employable. Russ McDonald, chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, got the message. "No matter what kind of race you are, no matter where you come from, if you're living in poverty and you become edu- cated, you have the chance to pull yourself out." The solution is not deciding who turns the lights on but get- ting students in the classroom. We keep coming up with tempo- rary answers for permanent prob- lems because they require little courage and cost less money. Reservations have never been good places for Native-Ameri- cans. They are even worse today because the American economy and society have become nation- alized. Isolated pockets of geog- raphy may have been feasible 200 years ago but not today. While Native-Americans de- serve a greater share of the public resources, performance and ac- countability must be integral parts in the delegation of more authority. Simply strengthening the parochialism of reservations is not an answer. The solution is not deciding who turns the lights on but getting stu- dents in the classroom.We keep coming up with temporary an- swers for permanent problems because they require little courage and cost less money:' NDSU Extension Service Remember These T ps When Grilling Most people enjoy the deli-flavor and potentially improves cious aroma of grilling food tenderness, but it may improve the cooked in the relaxed outdoor at- health aspects. According to re- mosphere. Unfortunately, grilling search conducted at Kansas State results in trips to the emergency University, marinating meat cuts room every year. down the possibility of the meat Now that summer is in full forming heterocyclic amines. swing and grills are in heavy use, Some research has linked hetero- let's review some grilling safety cyclic amines to various types of tips. cancer. We periodically hear about Kansas State University re- home fires that start when the searchers marinated steaks in mix- grill is set up too close to a house tures of oil, vinegar, herbs and or balcony railing. Have a healthy spices. In the marinated meat, the respect for grills. Begin by pick- potentially carcinogenic com- ing a safe area. Place the grill on a well-ventilated, flat, level surface pounds were decreased by up to 88 away from overhangs, deck rail- percent. The marinade either pro- ings and shrubbery, vided a protective barrier or act- Do not set up a barbecue grill ed as an antioxidant, according to indoors, such as in a closed garage the researchers. on a rainy day. Charcoal pro- In a study reported in the Jour- duces carbon dioxide, which is nal of Agricultural and Food colorless, odorless and potential- Chemistry, researchers found that ly fatal, marinating pork chops in dark If you are using charcoal, be ale beer cut the formation of the sure to handle it safely, and nev- heterocyclic amines by half, com- er add lighter fluid directly to hot pared with unmarinated meat. coals. When putting out the fire, When marinating meat, be sure cover the grill and close the vents, to place the food in the refrigera- allowing the coals to cool com- tor and use about one-fourth cup pletely for at least 48 hours, and of marinade per pound of meat. dispose of them in a noncom- Allow 15 minutes to two hours for bustible container, the marinating process. If you Never leave a lit grill unat- want to serve some of the mari- tended and always keep a fire ex- nade with the cooked meat, be sure tinguisher close at hand. Be sure to reserve part of it in a separate to keep children and pets away container from the raw meat. from hot grills and coals. Use When cooking meat on a grill, long-handled tongs and flame-re- slow down a little. Use a low flame tardant mitts to protect your hands. Grilling safety also includes and keep charring to a minimum. safe food handling. For example, Add some veggies and fruits to the remember to bring a clean con- grill, too. tainer to retrieve your cooked Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., R.D., L.R.D., food instead of reusing the con- is a North Dakota State University Extension tainer with meat juices. Servicefoodandnutritionspecialistandprofessor in the Department of Health, Nutrition and Ex- Marinating meat not only adds ercise Sciences. I Editor's Note ' I . The Extension Ex.ql/ange coqumnn was not available this week. It will return as soon as posslme. Aroun, County Walsh County Extension Office Park River - 701-284-6624 Spray for Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat There are several species of Fusarium that can cause disease in wheat, barley, oats and other small cereal grains and com. Fusarium Head Blight (scab) is a primary species involved in causing major damage as well as toxic grain. Al- though large breakouts of this dis- ease have not been as common in re- cent years, the disease still exists and has the ability to wipe out a crop, as tragically known by many farmers only a couple decades ago. FHB re- duces yield and grade and has the ability to contaminate grain with fungal toxins, also known as vom- itoxin. Although vomitoxin is not usually deadly, it can make both an- imals and humans sick depending on the levels ingested. Prevention is key. Optimum spray timing for pre- venting large losses due to scab is when the main tiller first begins flowering. Disease pressure is high this season; if optimum spray time is missed in a year of high suscep- tibility, later or earlier is better than never. The most favorable conditions for infection are prolonged periods (48 to 72 hours) of high humidity and warm temperature (75 to 85 de- grees Fahrenheit). Infection can oc- cur at cooler temperatures when high humidity persists. Fusarium Head Blight in the field shows signs of premature bleaching of infected spikelet's as well as orange, spore-beating struc- tures at the base ofglumes. Whitish fluffy pink fungal growth on heads during wet periods is a sure and bad sign of FHB. The best management strategies include integrating multiple factors, all with prevention in mind. Al- though no commercially available varieties are immune to Fusarium, there are some that are less sus- ceptible to scab than others. For next year's crop, refer to 2014 NDSU Spring Wheat variety trials for a selection of research tested va- rieties. Crop rotation is effective in reducing the FHB levels. Planting wheat on last year's corn residue or other cereal crops puts a producer at risk. Staggering planting dates may help reduce risk of a produc- er's entire crop flowering at the same time risking loss all over. At this time, fungicide sprays can help reduce Fusarium Head Blight damage if timed correctly. You can call the Extension office or refer to the NDSU 2014 Field Crop Plant Disease Management Guide for recommended foliar spray products, application rates, and timings. Be aware ofpreharvest intervals which may be anytime up to 30days. At harvest, the combine may be adjusted so that infected light- weight kernels are removed along with the chaff. However, this will not remove all infected kemels be- cause some FHB infections occur late in the development of the ker- nel, and these infected kernels still maybe fairly plump. Gravity table grain separation may be effective in removing light-weight damaged kernels in which your product may have a high enough test weight to pay for the cost of the cleaned out product. Depending on the sever- ity of your crop's infection, eleva- tors may penalize or reject grain due to the amount of vomitoxin in the product. Sources: ht~o.' //w~.a g. ndsu. edu/pubs/plant sci/smgrains/pp804.pdf Dates to Remember: [ July 8 - Walsh County Plot Tour, Extension Office Park River, 6 pm August 8 - Confederate Railroad Kickoffconcert, Coliseum Park River, ND