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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015 Below: Peggy Bartunek's garden features art pieces from her hus- band as well as other arlists. This piece she got at the Island Park Street Fair in Fargo a few years ago. "1 have another piece of his that I love," she said. Photos: Submitted Above: Peggy Bartunek's yard is one of the stops on the Grafton Garden Tour to be held on Aug. 18. The event, put together by area garden enthusiasts, will feature six locations in Graft0n. and ending at 7:30) Peggy said that they started with their own gardens and spoke with a few different people to get a variety of locations. "I know the other gardeners because they have such lovely yards and we like to visit with each other about our gardens. There are certainly other wonderful gardens in town but this was a start," Peg- gy said, she added that this idea came together quickly. Each location features a differ- ent theme to showcase its unique- ness. Peggy's garden features glass items, as her husband John is a glass artist who does stained glass, lam- pworks, and fused glass items, "so I incorporate his rejects into the yard." She added that he plans to have a tent set up in the yard with his work available for sale that day. Mary's mother lives next door to May "so we thought it would be Above: Bartunek's yard will be helping raise money for the food pantry. nice to show them together" They have houses surrounded with col- orful flowers. Casey Moe, whose family owns Gmffon Floral, is in 20s. Peggy said that a friend suggested showcasing his back yard. Ruth Unruh's husband has built two beautiful tiny houses that are in their yard. Peggy said that the event will raise money to go toward the food pantry because "we felt that the food pantry would resonate with people as a worthy cause." Peggy said that she would like the tours to continue next year. "I'll have a sign-up sheet at each site asking people if they would like to show their gardens next year or if they can suggest a garden that they think should be featured," she said." We'd probably have it a little earlier next year because some of the flowers might be 'done' by Aug. 18." BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota their plugs pulled when exiting the river, and all other fish species may not be held in wa- Game and Fish Department is implementing plugs must remain pulled when the watercraft ter and/or transported in bait buckets/containers two new emergency rules designed to prevent leaves the access area. In addition, all boats en- when away from a water body; the spread of zebra mussels outside the Red tering North Dakota must have their plugs no aquatic vegetation, or parts thereof, shall River. pulled. This role would also apply on any oth- be in or on watercraft, motors, trailers and recre- The roles are efl'ective immediately and may er waters where Class I ANS, including zebra ational equipment when out of water; affect anglers, boaters and other users of Red mussels, are discovered in the future. all water must be drained from all water- River water, according to Fred Ryckman, de- Violators of either of these rules are subject craft and recreational, commercial, and con- partment aquatic nuisance species coordinator, to citation and fines, and Game and Fish will struction equipment bilges and confined spaces, The rules address recent discoveries of young continue to monitor angler and boater activi- livewells and baitwells, when out of water or zebra mussels, an aquatic nuisance species, ty on the Red to ensure compliance, upon entering the state. throughout the length of the Red River between "These two new rules will significantly re- The official emergency rule language is Minnesota and North Dakota. An adult zebra duce the risk that any Red River water is trans- available on the Game and Fish website at mussel was also discovered at the Fargo wa- ported to other lakes or rivers," Ryckman said. gf.nd.gov. If zebra mussels are discovered in ter treatment plant. "It is necessary to establish the rules now be- any additional waters, these rules would ira- The emergency rules are as follows: cause there is a lot of fishing activity in the Red mediately go into effect for those waters as 1. Anglers ]nay no longer transport live bait this time of year, and zebra mussel veligers or well. in water away from the Red River. That larvae are likely to be present in the river for Emergency changes to administrative rules means all water must be drained from bait several weeks yet." become effective as soon as they are filed with buckets as anglers leave the shore, or remove These new regulations will be posted at all the state's legislative council, but must follow their boat from the water. Anglers must prop- ramps along the North Dakota side of the Red the administrative rule-making process, in- erly dispose of unused bait away from the riv- River, and are in addition to other statewide eluding public hearings, before the rules be- er, as dumping bait in the water or on shore is aquatic nuisance species rules that are already come permanent. illegal. In the rest of the state, anglers can trans- in place. These include: A public hearing to address the proposed port live bait in water in containers of 5 gal- water must be drained from watercraft, in- amendments is scheduled for 1 : 15 p.m., Sept. lons or less in volume, eluding from livewells and bilges, prior to leav- 9 at the Game and Fish Department's main of- 2. All boats and other watercraft must have ing a water body; rice in Bismarck. FARGO, N.D. -- Earlier this The crop base has been elected year, farm owners and operators in the ARC-county (ARC-CO) elected price protection (price program and the actual revenue for loss coverage, or PLC) or revenue the year falls below the guarantee protection (agricultural risk cov- for the applicable crop base erage, or ARC), for their farm pro- The crop base has been elected gram safety net. in the ARC individual farm level "Previously, owners and oper- coverage (ARC-IC) program and ators completed yield, base and the farm's actual revenue falls election decisions," North Dako- below the farm's guarantee tbr the ta State University Extension Serv- year ice farm management specialist The 2014 crop year payments, Dwight Aakre says. "Now theyif triggered, will begin to be issued must complete the 'enrollment' or in October 2015. The crops that 'contracting' step ofthe program." trigger 2014 payments will be Operators and owners of farms announced by the Farnl Service in 2014 and 2015 have until Sept. Agency (FSA) later this fall. 30, 2015, to complete the enroll- For ARC-CO and PLC, the ment for those programs, contract enrollment must be cam- The program elections produc- pleted by producers with an in- ers made on the farm are an ir- terest in historical base acres 0fthe revocable program election that farm. ForARC-IC farms, the con- runs through the 2018 crop year. tract must be completed by pro- The contract enrollment process is ducers who have an interest in the an annual requirement for each of planted acres of the covered cam- the years 2014 to 2018. The annual modities on the farm. enrollment phase must be cam- Aakre encourages producers pleted by Sept. 30, 2015, for the to contact their local FSA office to 2014 and 2015 contract years, schedule an appointment to cam- ARC and PLC payments are plete the ARC/PLC enrolhnent earned on farms that are enrolled process and sign the program con- in the annual contract if: tract for each of their FSA farms The crop base has been elected by the Sept. 30, 2015, deadline. in the PLC program and the mar- Visit the FSA website at keting year average price falls http://www.fsa.usda.gov/far more below the reference price for the information about the ARC and crop PLC programs. response center, who would then would push one button, and an op- dispatch help as needed. But if she erator from the device's emer- fell or needed help away from gency monitoring service would be home, the system's AT&T wireless on the line to assist her, and be- network would kick in and place cause of the GPS technology, her the call. general location would be known. This system also has six so- Or, for even more peace of mind, phisticated locating technologies there's the Splash with fall detec- so the response center would tioncapabilities (this option costs know your mom's exact location, $35 per month, and the pendent even where GPS signals are weak. must be worn around the neck for And it has fall detection sensors it to work) tharwill automatical- built into the pendent that can au- ly call for help when a fall is de- tomatically summon help ifa fall tected. is detected and your morn is unable The Splash can be purchased at to push the button. GreatCall.com (or 800-918-8543), The GoSafe is available at life- or at Walmart, Sears, Best Buy and linesys.com (or 855-276-7761) RiteAid Pharmacy stores for $149, with monthly services fees that start at $55. Other Options If you want some additional op- Most A.ffordable Alert tions to shop and compare, there If the GoSafe is more than are other good companies that your mom needs, another option offer moderately priced mobile that's easier on the budget is the alerts, including Consumer Cel- GreatCall Splash, which costs lular(consumercellular.com/ally); only $50, with a $35 activation fee Bay Alarm Medical (bayalar- and monthly service fees that mmedical.com); MobileHelp(mo- starts at $20. bilehelp.com); Medical Alert Thispendent-style waterproof (medicalalert.com); Life Alert device, which fits in the palm of (lifealert.com) and SafeGuardian your hand, works like a cell phone (safeguardian.com). with GPS tracking capabilities, and can be worn on a belt, around the neck or attached to a key chain. To call for help, your mom Send your senior questions to: Samy Senior; p.o. Bin 5443, Norman. OK 73070, or visit Sav~y- Senior.o~. 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