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PRESS Page 4 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017 E F RO, 4 TH E DITOR'S DESK... BY ALLISON OLIMB EDITOR, WALSH COUNTY PRESS For a minute I thought the grass A few weeks ago I had someone was greener where the checks are stop in and chuckle at the memory bigger and the staffis larger and the of when Henry and the Press offices are shinier, knocked the Record offthe top as the For a moment I thought the 1o- "Official County Newspaper," cation is more important than the res- something we haven't bothered idents, with in years. It was followed up The truth is that the grass is with a "bow's he doing." To which greenest when you care for it. Hen- I can only answer with "I wish I ry Kelly knew that. Through his en- knew." tire tenure with the Walsh County We get a lot of"remember when" Press he was a champion for his stories because those are the stories newspaper, his town, and the peo- that our history is built on. ple within it. I remember when I would stop by the office. My aunt Kyza once heavier than my have dones, but I do held a Pressjob. And long ago, I was it because I wantto. I love most of a featured guest in "Food forthe stories that come my way be- Thought" -- I believe it involved cause they are stories of compassion, cookies and play dough, strength in character, and true com- Since then, I had used Press munity. pages as a what not to do in my col- I couple I visited with last week lege newspaper design courses, was more than willing to share, but I judged a book by its cover,very humble about their story. Eventually I learned that the best To those who are willing to way to improve on something is share, thank you. Your stories have simply to care for it. been a part of my favorite memories. Through my nearly 14 years inTo the woman I spoke with the week journalism I have met a lot ofpeo- before, thank-you, you reminded me ple who have masted me with their about the good in the world. To those stories. More often than not an in- on the schedule to visit with next, I terview turns into a chat, which be- can't wait to turn your journey into comes more conversation than notes, words that may one day help others. I've always got a schedule that The world is not a terrible place sits about two weeks out (or more) and the grass doesnt get much and somehow I've got to whip it all greener than right here. together to fit one week at a time. "Like" the Walsh County Press on Face- There are times my to dos are a lot Hello, You know just when you thought there was nothing left in the world to write about, up jumps an idea. It happened to me while watch- ing the Olympics. I know, I know. I've written about the Olympics before. Remember when Shirley and I did the ice skating routine to "Achy Breaky Heart"? In our overshoes and Carharts on the stock dam. Shirley never did ful- ly recover from that. But that was the Winter Olympics. This was summer! Swimming. Maybe Shirley and I could do the synchronized swim- ming. She insisted I start out alone. I complained vehemently that alone would not work. But as I floundered around trying to turn a somersault, I realized she might be right. Water polo. I convinced her we could play water polo. It may weight. I found out they play in water over their heads and that idea quickly died away. Running. No way. Hard on knees. Diving. No way. Scared of height. Gymnatics. The rings! Have you ever seen a 280-pound fat man try to hold himself up on the rings? Shirley even smiled at that. Perhaps the pommel horse. Yeah, right. I watched intently for days. Trying to find a sport that the fam- ily could do together. Then there it was! Right before my eyes. A sport fit for all. A sport closely watched by sporting fans all across bring down my blood pressure and the world! Beach volleyball! We perhaps we would lose a little would go beyond the Olympic venue. We would have Couples Beach Volleyball. I mean this is a sport meant for me. It is like peeking under the hoochey coochey tent at the state fair fifty years ago, except you don't have to pay for parking. And the carnies don't chase you away with a stick. We could afford the uniforms. They can't cost more than a few cents. Sunglasses would be the biggest expense. Also the biggest piece of clothing. With no rain the past several months, our hay field is pretty much a sand pile. There are a couple of the grandldds balls lying around here. Some net wrap off of one of Jeff's bales would form a net. The investment would be nil. Shirley was at a meeting. I strung up the net wrap and marked offthe court. Since Shirley is a lit- tle slow, I made the court pretty small. I thought I would surprise her, so I slipped into my beach vol- leyball uniform. Have you ever seen a 280- pound fat guy with a farmer's tan wearing a "Speedo"? Or whatev- er they call them. Trust me, if you haven't, you are sooooo lucky! When Shirley drove into the yard, I was standing there bounc- ing a ball. Sunglasses, little pants that crept up my ..... Well, you know. Lace up boots .... the sand was too hot for my bare feet. What does it say about you spousal relationship when you wife looks at you and falls down on her hands and knees in laugh- ter? That hurt. That really hurt. I'm going to go back in and watch the reruns of the Olympic volleyball. Serving! Later, Dean . Happenings at Our SalllarltanGood Samaritan Sivcicn ..... Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. Thank you to all who baked pies and eame'dUt on the 16th for our AUxiliary Pie Social. This week July 23rd - 29th July 23rd 2:30 Worship, 3pm Gorgeous Grandma Day July 24th 10am Embroidery Group, 1:30 Drive RSVP, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo July 25th 3pm Hot Fudge Sundae Day July 26th 11:15 Resident Coun- cil, 3:15 Bingo July 27th 3pm Auxiliary Lunch- eon hosted by Trinity Lutheran, 6:30 Movie Night July 28th 10:30 Nail Time, lpm Music Therapy, 3:30 Outdoor Strolls July 29th 9:30 Mass w/Father Miller, lpm Word Game, 2:15 Bin- go Next week July 30th -Aug. 5th July 30th 2:30 Worship w/The Federated Church, 3pm In God We Trust July 31st 10 Embroidery Group, 1:30 Drive RSVP, 5pro Rosary, 6:45 Bingo Aug. 1st lpm Crochet Group Aug. 2nd 3:15 Bingo Aug. 3rd 2:30 Devotions w/ Communion, 3pm Weeding Aux. 4th Clergy Visits w/Com- munion, 10:30 Nail Time, lpm Music Therapy, 3pm Ponacookers Aux. 5th 9:30 Mass w/Father Miller, lpm Oyster Day, 2:15 Bin- go Thank you to our many volun- teers; Karen Midgarden, The Good Samaritan Society Auxiliary, Shirley Sobolik, Mary Simundson, Lois Ydstie, Mary Seim, Dorothy Novak, Mary Lund, Pastor Hinrichs, Corinne Ramsey, Father Miller, and anyone I may have missed. If you would like to volunteer please call Rose Ulland at 701-284-7115. HEALTHY RECJ:PE$ FROM NDSU EXTENSZON 7-2017 Prevent. Promote. Protect, Walsh County Health District Short Shots " lit" i[~ .............. These nutritious and delicious recipes come from the NDSU Ex- tension's Web site. Check out their site for more recipe ideas for the summer! ed/food/recipes WEEK 4 - RECIPE 4 California Roll-Ups Ingredients: 1/2 tsp. salt Juice from 2 lemons 1 pound chicken breasts 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, mashed 1/2 C. Greek yogurt, low-fat 1/2 C. sliced almonds 1 C. grapes, halved 1 apple, peeled, cored, chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 2 green onions, thinly sliced 10 whole-wheat tortillas Directions: In a large stockpot, combine 4 cups of water with 1/4 tsp. salt and the lemon juice from 1 1/2 lemons. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and add the chicken. Cover with a lid, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or un- til the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. Remove chicken from stockpot. Dice chicken in small pieces. In a large bowl, combine the avocado with the Greek yogurt. Add the al- monds, grapes, apple, celery, green onions and the remaining lemon juice and salt. Add the chicken and mix well. Dividing evenly, spread the chicken mixture on a tortilla and roll up. Slice the tortilla into bite sized pieces or secure with a toothpick. Serve with your fa- vorite fruit or veggle. Nutrition: Makes 10 servings. Each serving has 260 calories, 7 grams (g) fat, 20 g protein, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber and 300 milligrams (mg) sodium. Plumbing the 221,000 North Dakotan Nonvoters According to Secretary of State counties were Oliver, Slope and A1 Jaeger, 590,955 North Dakotans Billings. Three out of 10 doesn't ap- were eligible to vote in the 2016 pear to be a strong enough correla- election but only 349,945 (61.29%) tion to conclude that household in- appeared to cast ballots. That means come determines voter turnout. 221,000 were "no shows". Why? In fact, three counties among the Researchers at the Pew Research 10 with the lowest household in- Center report that these non-voters come- Emmons, Grant and Sheri- are politically estranged. Their re- dan - were among the highest in search indicates that nonvoters dis- voting turnout. like politics, claim that voting is in- When it comes to counties with effective, that their one vote does- the highest level of poverty, we find n't count and that there is no dif- three counties among the top 10 for ference between candidates. turnout were among counties with They say they are too busy to the highest poverty rate - Em- vote. In some cases, there are le- mons, Grant and McLean. gitimate reasons for missing an election but in most cases it reflects Does age matter? Four of the alienation with the process.. How- counties - Sheridan, Emmons, ever, alienation may not be the Grant and Logan - with the largest right term because alienation sug- number of persons 65 and over were gests nonvoters are interested but also among the 10 with highest frustrated. The fact is they are not in- turnout. So age could have been terested so they aren't frustrated, some influence. Look at the profile of those who When we look at education, do vote. Consistent voters have none of the 10 counties with high- more than high school degrees, est educational attainment (some have more household income, are college or more) were in the high older, more successful in their ca- turnout list while three counties - reers, and more community-mind- Sheridan, Kidder, and Logan - ed. were among lowest in educational We do not have good poll data in attainment but had the highest North Dakota to evaluate voter turnout. So the relationship be- participating and nonparticipation tween educational attainment and but following the suggestion of turnout is weak. Secretary of Defense Donald Rums- On the basis of this skimpy feld in the Iraqi War, let's go to spec- look, it appears that household in- ulation (war) with the facts (army) come, age and education do not ex- that we have. plain high voting counties with In 2016, the 10 counties with the low household income, high pover- highest turnout were Billings 84%, ty rat s, older voters or lower edu- Slope 74%, Bowman 74%, Sheri-- caUonal attainment. So what brings dan 74%, Emmons 74%, Kidderthem to the polls? 74%, Grant 74%, Logan 73%, My theory is that frontier effi- McLean 73% and Oliver 72%. The 10 counties with the lowest cacy, the conviction that everyone turnout were Rolette 40%, Sioux can influence outcomes, perme- 46%, Benson 46%, Ward 52%, ates the electorate at all levels of Williams 54%, Stark 54%, Grand prosperity, age and education. We Forks 55%, Walsh 56%, Pembina are still demonstrating the as- 57% and Mountrai157%. sertiveness that was necessary to sur- So do figures suggest that the vot- vive in a challenging frontier envi- ers in the high voting counties had ronment. the highest household incomes and (We should point out that the the lowest turnout occurred in coun- south central "German" counties had ties with the lowest household in- higher voter turnout than the rest of come and highest poverty rate? the state. All of those Norwegians The only counties among the 10 in Williams, Grand Forks and Minot with the highest household income didn't score so well. An ethnic di- that appeared in the top 10 voting mension.) Your community. Your paper. Contact Allison or Brook at the Walsh County 284-6333 or I It Extension Exchange With a Do you know which fruit is a great source of fiber? Most fruits are a good source of fiber, but raspberries top the list on fiber content. One cup of raspberries provides about 8 grams of fiber, which is about one-third of a per- son's average daily fiber needs. Fiber serves many purposes in a healthful diet. Fiber can help lower blood cholesterol, aid in weight loss, help control blood sugar levels and maintain regularity. Remember to increase your flu- id intake if you are adding more fiber to your diet. Be sure to increase fiber intake gradually during a period of a few weeks to avoid symptoms such as intestinal gas and abdomi- nal bloating. One cup of raspberries also pro- vides about one-half of the recom- mended daily value for vitamin C. Plus, they're a good source of dis- ease-fighting natural antioxidants. Raspberries are a popular fruit in North Dakota because they are fair- ly easy to grow in our climate. Two main types of raspberry plants are available: summer-bearing and ever-bearing. Planting a combination of the two types can extend your har- vest. Summer-bearers produce one crop per season in the summer months. Ever-bearers bear two crops, one in the summer and one in the fall. All varieties will begin to produce fruit during their second sea- son. Raspberries often are enjoyed in their fresh form. However, they also can be preserved by freezing or ator for two to three days. Discard any bruised or moldy raspberries be- fore refrigerating. To extend the shelf life of rasp- berries, wait to rinse them under cool, running water until just before eating them. Raspberries are one of the spe- cialty crops that can be grown in North Dakota. Visit the North Dako- ta State University Extension Ser- vice's Field to Fork website at for more information about growing and using a variety of specialty crops, in- cluding raspberries. Here's a sweet raspberry recipe to try. Raspberry Applesauce Squares Crust and crumb topping 1 c. quick-cooking oats 1 c. brown sugar c. butter c. all-purpose flour Filling 1 c. fresh raspberries 1 c. applesauce c. oat bran c. white sugar Preheat oven to 375 E Grease a 9- by 13-inch baking pan. Combine oats, brown sugar and butter using a pastry blender. Add flour and continue combining, using a pastry blender, until crumbly. Spread half the crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven until crust is light- ly browned, about 20 minutes. Re- move from oven and cool. Mix raspberries, applesauce, oat bran and white sugar together in a bowl. Spread the raspberry filling making jam, wine or sorbet. In ad- .- . -- . dition, raspberry leaves can be used r_xterlslon l:xcrlorlge to make tea. f' r f/ nrr,- A Store raspberries in the refriger- v I ~ / ~ou.ty~xt~nsion O~ce' Park River - 284-6624 Cover Crop catch of these crops. The challenge Considerations if you mix these together is that you want to plant your peas at We are getting into the cover about an inch and you want to crop season and we have every- plant your turnips and rashes shal- thing from wet or failed acres to crop coming off. We also have low or they will not come up. Plant many different reasons for plant- the peas too shallow and they may run out of moisture and not catch. ing cover crops from complying As in life there are always trade- with government programs, soil offs that have to be made or you quality improvement to fall graz- can seed them separately. If you ing for cattle or livestock. First let have a hard catch of volunteer us talk about cost, which is always spring wheat or barely it can really a consideration. You can get mix- compete with your turnips and es that cost over $30 per acre or radishes. Also do not walk away you can get the $10 per acre mix. from your cover crop if you intend The fancier the mix and the more to graze it. We lost close to 30% legumes you incorporate into the of our turnip and radish forage to mix the more expensive it be- a late infestation of diamond back comes generally speaking. One of moth larvae on year. I am sure it the cheaper mixes to follow a would have paid to swat down spring wheat crop is a couple of these hungry insects. If you plan pounds of turnips and a couple of to graze this get it in as soon as pounds of radishes. The down you can. The best results I have side to this mix is you generally seen is seeding prior to August need a rain shortly after seeding 15th or you may not get enough and these crops generally do not forage for the cattle. do well in salt or fields with sod- The other key from a conser- icity problems. If you are fighting vation strategy is to leave some salts a good mix might be a mix cover going into the winter or you of canola, sugarbeets and barley, defeat the purpose of the cover I have used this mix on my plots crops.. The residue will stop wind next to the tank where I have had erosion, catch snow for future some saline start to creep out of crops and increase the biology in the trees and it did quite well. The the soil. The worms and soil crea- sugarbeets do tend to go out of the tures just love turnips and radish- mix due to competition if you get es and will happily convert those a good stand as I have observed, roots back into the soil by spring. It is important to keep these salty I will say last year was a bit of an areas covered to keep the evapo- exception. We had canola and ration from happening and bring- radishes that survived in my plot ing the salts to the surface. I think area last winter due to the deep you are going to find this has been snow cover. These were easily particularly bad this summer. One dealt with through tillage in the of the few basic things I teach my spring and a little spray. junior land judging team is that Do you like wildlife? Cover you never summer fallow salt, crops are a magnet for wildlife. All never! You always want some- winter I had deer, rabbits and thing growing on the site to draw turkeys in the plot area. They use down the water, stop the evapo- it as a feed base and cover for the ration from happening and to winter. The down side is if you keep the foxtails and kochia out of have apples nearby they may in- the patch, clude this on their dining card. If you are looking for fall graz- The thing about cover crops is ing I would go with the cool sea- that we need to figure out what we son cover crops like turnips, want to accomplish with cover radishes and peas. They can take crops. This will drive the type you a lot of frost and keep on growing plant and how you manage it. and they do produce some good Contrary to popular opinion good forage well into October. We have conservation practices pay and do seen two pounds of gain per day not have to cost you a pile of mon- on cattle or better with a good ey.