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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JULY I I, 2018 Page 5 FROM TH E EI)ITOR'S DESK By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition S )ecialist BY ALLISON OLIMB EDITOR, WALSH COUNTY PRESS I hate being short with survey you want to take a survey. I do not people, typically operate in the black and No, it is not a good time. Let's white of yes or no. I frequently an- face it, it is never a good time. You swer a question with a question. are calling me on a landline and it Should she vote for Trump's is almost a guarantee that some- choice? Well, is the nominee qual- thing will be broken or start on fire ified to hold the position? in the 5 minutes to an hour that you The second Justice Anthony tell me that this survey will take. Kennedy announced retirement, the I understand you are just doing world of partisan politics exploded. your job and you probably will call The hot button issues went straight my house back halfa million times to the ffontlines. if I try say no, not tight now, I'm The conversation across the not interested, world, including the within this sur- So, I usually give in. vey, took a distinctly abortion re- Yes, I can answer a few ques- lated spin. tions. The sheer amount of fear man- The one I was subjected to last gering within the first five minutes Thursday just about sent me made me nauseous. The media set through the roof. my brain on fire. "Should Senator Heitkampvote Toward the end, the woman for President Trump's selection for asked whether Heitkamp voting for supreme court justice?" or against Trump's choice would First of all, I am not the person cause me to vote for or against her in the future, was not the answer they were seek- Heitkamp supported the nomi- ing. nation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, so Do I identify as a democrat or a no, Heitkamp's voting record on republican? I have no idea anymore this single nomination for this hy- lady. pathetical person who may or may I identify as a human who values not be qualified, as he or she (most empathy, sympathy, history, and ed- likely he) has not been selected will ucation. I identify as someone who not be the be all end all of who I values faith. In the end, there is may or may not vote for in the up- only one judge that matters. I will coming election, always pray for you and if you I can only imagine what riots want, I will pray with you. this survey intends to start. Do I think this survey encourag- There are so many implications ing further partisan divisiveness is for what if and what the future may the solution? No. hold for the next 50 years when America doesn't need a change talking supreme court, but why ofjustices; America needs a change does everything have to be so ag- of heart. gressively partisan? So yes, survey lady, I apologize This particular survey was from for making your job hell by an- The Tarrance Group, which I swering every question with a ques- Googled mid-survey. The Google tion. I apologize for refusing to an- description made sense immedi- swer your questions with the simple ately -- "The Tarrance Group is yes or no that you were looking for. one of the most widely respected I am really sorry to the addi- and successful Republican strategic tional survey people who called the research and polling forms in the other day who had to deal with my nation." son on the other end of the phone. Immediately, I could sense the I will pray that you get that job answers they were seeking. "If the you really want because Lord person is qualified," was not the knows you were meant for more answer they were looking for from than this. me. Me referencing Heitkamp's "'Like" the Walsh County Press on Face- voting record regarding Gorsuch boogcom. Hello, I really don't care for a lot of things that happen on the Fourth of July. I used to. I used to like fire- works, but as I've age they have lost a lot of their bang. And when you have horses and dogs near a city, it is stressful. Because cities will announce that "no fireworks inside city limits". So that means celebrators drive a mile or two out of town and set them off by our pasture. I used to like parades, but as I've aged, parades don't carry the same appeal they used to. When a five- year-old kid can beat me to the can- dy, it seems to be an exercise in fu- tility. Last year I had my eye on several tootsie roll pops, and I couldn't bend over to pick them up. A few years ago, when I was younger and more foolish, I ran for a statewide office. Thank God I lost, but I had to go in a bunch of parades over the Fourth. I jumped off the float when it passed in front of The Rock and I saw severM,of+ hay when the sun shines. And it my friends really enjoying thepa- has been tough to get it done. rade. It was much better from The Harding County ranchers there, came to the rescue. They assured But this year, I witnessed three Will and Jen that they didn't need of the greatest parades I have ever to worry about the hay. It would seen. All on ranch near Reva, SD. be done when they got back. Will and Jen and the boys are The first parade I really loved expecting a little girl this week. By was a couple days before the the time you read this, the boys will fourth. I went down to Reva and have a little sister. And some four neighbors came with cutters time ago, doctors discovered she and knocked all the hay down. has a heart condition that will re- Four neighbors that left their own quire surgery soon after her birth, hay stand and cut down Will and So for the past few weeks, their Jens! family has been living in a camper The next parade was the morn- near the childrens hospital in Den- ing of the Fourth. A beautiful ver. morning. With two double rakes As I mentioned last week, it is parading around and around the haying season. You have to make hay fields. Absolutely the pretti- est parade I had eve" seen. And the greatest parade on earth took place on the Fifth of July. Seven balers and two front- end loaders pulled into the hay fields at seven in the morning. Some had roaded their tractors for over an hour to be there and help! By mid morning, the haying was done! And a neighbor brought dinner and fed the crew. I'm not lying when I tell you I made the least and poorest bales in the field. One of the neighbors pointed that out to me. As we were making the last round, my hay fever started to kick in as I thought of these wonderful people leaving their haying oper- ation to assist a friend. The aller- gies caused me to tear up a bit and I had a hard time thanking them. It's why we choose to live in a country where the grass is some- times short and the wind often blows. Forever thankful, Dean = Jt (;taKt Happenings at Our samarit'an Good Samaritan Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. Thank you to all the volunteers that put on such a great 4th of July Parade! We enjoyed it and love be- ing able to watch from our win- dowst This week July 8th - 14th July 8th 2:30 Worship w/Re- becca Kjelland, 3:30 Oh Beans Day July 9th 10am Embroidery Group, 1:30 Drive RSVP, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo July 10th 3pm Rhubarb Sauce and Ice Cream July llth 3:15 Bingo July 12th 3pm Birthday Party hosted by Grace Free Lutheran Church, 6pm Ladies Night/Bead- ing July 13th Clergy Visits, 10:30 Nail Time, lpm Music Therapy, 3:30 Outdoor Strolls, 7:30 Men- nonite Singers July 14th 9:30 Mass, lpm WIi Games, 2:15 Bingo NDSU Agriculture Communication Next week July 15th - 21 st July 15th 2:30 Worship w/Pas- tor Brezenski, 3pm Cards/Games July 16th 10am Embroidery Group, 1:30 Drive RSVP, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo July 17th lpm Crochet Group, 3pm Pie in your Face July 19th 3pm Crafts, 6:30 Movie Night July 20th Clergy Visits, 10:30 Nail Time, lpm Music Therapy, 3pm Fry Pies July 21st 9:30 Mass, lpm Junk Food Day, 2:15 Bingo Thank you to our many volun- teers: Pastor Peterson, Shirley Sobolik, Lois Ydstie, Mary Seim, Mary Lund, Pastor Hinrichs, Pas- tor Brezenski, Teresa and The Plow Boys, Father Miller, and anyone I may have missed I am sorry. If you would like to volun- teer please call Rose Ulland at 701- 284-7115. CHOLESTEROL MVrHaUSTERS 7-2018 l blleHealth Walsh County Health District P t o.'o ,0 o, Short Shots by Carly Ostenrude, RN There's often a misconception about cholesterol being bad and that too much can build up in your arteries and cause a stroke or heart attack. While part of that statement is true, there is some cholesterol that is needed for us to be healthy. Here are some common myths about cholesterol: 1. Cholesterol is always bad. Our body needs cholesterol to function properly. It's only a problem when there's too much circulating and it builds up m our arteries. 2. Using margarine instead of butter will lower cholesterol. Margarine contains trans-fat which can raise your LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. 3. Thin people don't have high cholesterol. People of any body type can have high cholesterol. 4. Only older people have high cholesterol. Even children, especial- ly if there's a family history, can have high cholesterol. 5. Drug treatments for cholesterol are expensive. Generic cholesterol medications provide equal and comparable treatment to the brand name medications. Your source for Happy Happenings. Walsh County Press 284-6333 Zero-Tolerance: To Obey or Not To Obey Attomey General JeffSessions sent all of Washington scunying for their Bibles recently when he defended his immigration policy by quoting Ro- mans 13 to justify strict interpretation of applicable laws. "I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has or- dained the government for his purposes," Sessions argued. Before taking up the consequences of his quotation of scripture used to oppose the Revolutionary War and support slavery, I would applaud his courage in suggesting that something in the Bible may have application to the policymakers in a "Christian" country. There is a wide gap between the compassion of Christians on Sunday and the public policies they support the rest of the week. "As individuals, men believe they ought to love and serve each other and establish justice between each other," Reinhold Niebuhr explains in Moral Man/Immoral Society. "As racial, economic, and national groups, they take for themselves, whatev- er their power can command." Sessions' use of Romans 13 brought sharp criticism of his zero-toler- ance policy for illegal immigrants because it separated children from their parents. That's the law, he stated flatly. But the religious leaders of the country would not countenance this use of the law to mistreat persons seeking to escape violence and oppression in the failed govemments of Central America. The U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops condemned zero-tolerance as immoral, with one bishop suggesting that the Church ought to refuse Communion to any Catholics giving aid and comfort to the policy. Martin Luther agreed. In his treatise on secular authority, Luther said: "Tyrants have issued an order that the New Testaments be delivered to the courts everywhere. In this case, their subjects ought not deliver a page or a letter, at the risk of their salvation." Meanwhile, Methodists in his home church labelled his zero-tolerance policy as child abuse, immoral and racial discrimination. They started an internal process that could lead to his excommunication. The uprising of the religious community was too much for the Ad- ministration so the policy has been abandoned. But it leaves the basic ques- tion unanswered. Sessions is right in that the Bible does urge Christians to be obedient to all authorities. Because of the numerous Bible verses stressing behav- ior that would bring honor to the Gospel, we can suggest that Apostle Paul saw civic obedience as good for the Christian image. So on what basis can Christians insist that disobedience would be more godly than obedience? In the Book of Acts, Peter and John were teaching and the Jewish au- thorities ordered them not to preach the name of Jesus, to which they an- swered; "Whether it is tight in the sight of GOd to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge." Apparently, Peter and John thought it right for Christians to disobey those in authority when it was the right thing to do. So what is right in the sight of God when it comes to zero-tolerance? Perhaps the teachings of Christ can fumish the criteria for making a de- termination. He taught unlimited compassion, love, sharing, tolerance and sacrificing for strangers, none of which can be found in the zero-tolerance policy. By their unanimity in opposition, the religious leaders of America have made it clear that in their view disobedience to zero-tolerance is justified; compassion is more godly than legalism. NDSU Extension Service Create meal memories with picnics: emotional heakh benefits I always looked forward to Teens who eat more meals picnics when I was a child, with their families are less likely We would visit friends who to become depressed, use illegal lived on lakes or, sometimes, we drugs, abuse alcohol, smoke cig- went to a state park. arettes, develop eating disorders Getting ready for our picnic or become pregnant. was quite a production because we Children who eat more meals had salads, fruit, meat, fresh buns, together are more likely to do well potatoes anddessert. Homemade in school and score well on lemonade was in a gallon-sized achievement tests. At the family thermos container, table, children have the opportu- We didn't have a grill in those nity to practice their language days. The meat and potatoes were skills and learn new vocabulary. cooked in cast iron pans on a camp Eating together more often stove, with my dad as the chef. also promotes better nutrition. My mother was very food safe- Children who enjoy more family ty savvy. Everything was packed meals eat more fruits, vegeta- in coolers with ice, and meat was bles, grains and dairy, and they eat packed in a separate cooler from fewer fried foods and soft drinks ready-to-eat foods. I learned ear- This adds up to a diet that has ly about safe food handling, and more calcium, iron, fiber, and vi- I didn't realize it at the time. tamins A, C, E and folate. I liked to lie on the lounger Make some memories with chair with green webbing. When picnics for all the right reasons. I leaned back too far, usually on Consider these nutrition and food purpose, it would collapse. I felt safety tips: like an alligator had me in its jaws, Plan your menu to be color- so I would lie folded up in the ful, with all the food groups: veg- chair until someone rescued me. etables, fruit, grain, protein and I liked the attention, dairy or other calcium source. Fortunately, the chair didn't Check out the seasonal fresh have any teeth, produce available from farmers The food always tasted better markets, gardens and grocery in the outdoors with the breeze shelves. blowing cool air from the lake. Be sure to keep perishable July is National Picnic Month, foods chilled during transportation which is a perfect time to create and at the picnic site. Transport happy memories as you enjoy food in the passenger area instead seasonal foods in an outdoor en- of the trunk, and keep coolers in vironment, the shade. Use blocks of ice or For the past 18 months, we in frozen gel packs. Remember that the Family and Community Well- perishable food, including cut ness programs at NDSU Exten- fruit, salads and meat, should sion have been promoting family spend no more than one hour at meals through "The Family Table" temperatures of 90 F or above. project. We based our program- If you do not have a way to ming on published research, which keep foods cold, bring nonper- shows the long-term influence of ishable foods such as peanut but- familieseating toget erorrwarlous": " i :te ! S dwiches, chips, pretzels, of 9hyslcal, memal and aspects ": it; trail +' 0r dried emotional health. On average, expertssay to aim fruit, Be sure to check your desti- for four or five meals per week nation to learn if it has a safe with most family members pres- drinking water source. If not, ent. Eating together promotes bring your own clean water. Bring family unity and a place that is moist towelettes and paper towels safe and secure in a sometimes for cleaning your hands. confusing world. If you plan to grill meat, be Children get very busy as they sure to bring a food thermometer grow older, so be flexible in your. to check doneness. Steaks and timing for family mealtimes, pork chops should reach an in- Meals can be eaten together any- ternal temperature of 145 F, fol- where, any time, and they still lowed by a three-minute rest time. "count." Try a family breakfast, Hamburgers should reach 160 F, evening snack or a picnic in a and chicken should reach an in- nearby park or your backyard. The menu doesn't have to be a ternal temperature of 165 F. gourmet feast, but be sure to putPrairie Fare away electronics, turn offthe TV and turn on the conversation. Cont. page 7 ? : . Intercropping Featured at North Central Research Extension Center Field Tour Intercropping, weed control and enhancing field pea protein are a few of the topics being featured during the July 18 field tour at the North Dakota State University beans and carinata. "Planting multiple crops to- gether is fairly simple," Eriksmoen says. "Weed control, harvesting and seed separation are more compli- cated. In the end, there has to be a compelling reason for farmers to do this practice, such as increasing yields, suppressing diseases or re- ducing fertilizer inputs." Other farm-related topics that will be discussed on this year's tour include: North Central Research Extension Weed control in canola and Center near Minot. pulse crops The tour starts at 8:30 a.m. Enhancing field pea protein The current outlook of contin- Managing soil salinity and hay ued low market prices is forcing land reclamation farmers to review and revise their In addition, NDSU Extension is production practices, according to hosting a crop pest diagnostic Eric Eriksmoen, research agrono- clinic. Producers are encouraged to mist at the center, bring in plant samples. They'll also "Part of our mission is to iden- have an opportunity to have one- tify and help in the development of on-one consultations with experts : on weed, insect and disease control issues. "The economics of farming is changing rapidly with high input costs and commodity prices that continue to be volatile," Eriksmoen says. "Like any business, farmers need to maintain their competitive edge, and that's the objective of new crops, varieties and manage- ment practices," he says. "Inter- cropping is simply growing two or more crops together in the same field. We know Native Americans grew corn and beans together, and this practice continues today on small plot farms in many parts of the world." Center scientists are studying 34 this event." !: different intercropping combina- The tour is free of charge. The tions. They include chickpeas and center is one mile south of Minot :' flax, field peas and canola, and faba on U.S. Highway 83. .i Editor s Note , The Extension Exchange and Around the County columns were not avail- % able this week. They will return as soon as possible.