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Page 4 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNi SDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015 FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK... BY ALLISON OLIA4B EDITOR, ~FALSH COUNTY PRESS It is time to go back to school and Though the royals have been a with that, Beloit College of Beioit, magical couple the royals they Wis., has released its annual Mind- know are William and Kate, not set List. The Mindset List was ere- Charles and Dianna. Among those ated with the idea that onto each gen- who have never been alive in their eration a new list of ret rences lifetimes are Princess Diana, Noto- have died and more have been ere- rious B.I.G., Jacques Cousteau, and ated. The annual Mindset List is to Mother Teresa. remind professors that the current Cloning was science fiction for freshman class is unlike the one be- most, but Dolly the Sheep was fore them and will be unlike the one born the same year that these stu- after them. dents were. Imagine you approach someone The following are a few of the around the age of 18 and tell them highlights of the 2019 List: they are going to need to lick a lot Since they have been on the of stamps tbr all of the grad thank planet: yous they are going to have to send 1. Hybrid automobiles have al- out. Since that kids was born (right ways been mass produced. around 1997), all stamps have been 2. Google has always been there, stickers -- licking and sticking in its founding words, "to organize need not apply, the workl's information and make it universally accessible." ones are planning a party. 3. They have never licked a t5. The Airport in Washington, postage stamp. D.C., has always been Reagan Na- 4. Email has become the new tional Airport. "formal" communication, while 16. Their parents have gone from texts and tweets remaha enclaves for encouraging them to use the Inter- the casual. - net to begging them to get off it. 5. Four foul-mouthed kids have 17. If you say "around the turn of always been playing in South Park. the century," they may well ask you, 6. Hang Kong has always been "which one?" under Chinese rule. 18. They have avidly joined Har- 7. They have grown up treating ry Potter, Ran, and Hermione as they Wi-Fi as an entitlement, built their reading skills through all 9. The announcement of someone seven volumes. being the"first woman" to hold a po- 19. Attempts at human cloning sition has only impressed their par- have never been federally funded but ents. do require FDA approval. 10. Charlton Heston is recognized 24. When they were born, cell for waving a rifle over his head as much as for waving his staflover the phone usage was so expensive that Red Sea. families only used their large phones, 11. Color photos have always usually in cars, for emergencies. adorned the front page of The New 25. The therapeutic use of mar- York Times. ijuana has always been legal in a 13. "No means no" has always growing number of American states. been morphing, slowly, into "only For more insights into today's yes means yes." young adults (and to make yourself 14. Cell phones have become so feel a lot older) check out the full list ubiquitous in class that teachers at:www.beloit.edu/mindset/2019/. don't know which students are us- Like '" the Walsh CounO, Press on Fa~- ing them to take notes and which 'book.cam Hello, Last week, when I told you about our Medora adventure, I failed to mention our evening meal. Now, when you travel with a group from Washington, D.C., you kind of expect something dif- ferent. Not bad or anything, just different. The plan was to go to the pitchfork fondue] I'm not real fond of pitchfork fondues. I grew up around pitchforks and I'm a little leery of where they have been most of their life. Shirley assures me that these forks have never seen the inside of a barn or cleaned out the pen where you keep the calves that have devel- oped scours. I know I should trust her, but then, how could she be certain. And besides, steaks are to be cooked over a fire, not boiled in oil. Unless of course they are steak tips. That was the plan anyway, but we were visiting and time slipped away so it was bar pizza for sup- per before the musical, some horses. He looked at her The lady I was sitting next to with distaste and proclaimed that was a vegan. I guess vegan is a he was a "vegan". Shirley is a relatively new word. It's like a country girl. She quickly ex- professional vegetarian. Some- claimed, "I just loved Star Trek thing we don't see a lot of in too"! You can take the girl out of ranch country. They don't eat the mountain but you can't take meat. Of any kind. They don't the mountain out of the girl. drink milk. They don't eat cheese. Anyway this young lady I'm They die relatively young from sitting by explains that she is a ve- nothing, gan. Not to be contused with the It reminds me of a story Vigen brothers that ride bucking Shirley tells, horses, but it is pronounced the She was at a legislative meet- same. She reluctantly eats pizza, ing in some far away city. With but first she picks offthe pepper- legislators from across the nation, oni, hamburger, and sausage off The gentleman she was sitting the meat lovers pizza. She tries to next to asked what she did for a get the cheese off, but it is kind of living. She proudly explained that tough duty. Then she eats this she was a rancher. That we had a mushy crust with the tomato cow/calf operation and raised sauce on. Luckily, she was sitting by a fairly large man that quickly took the stuff she had picked off and topped his pizza with it. A short time later, the lady, who was still a little gaunt, or- dered a BLT. Just trying to be helpful, I quickly pointed out to her that the B in a BLT is bacon! Bacon! I announced rather loudly that our vegan was going to eat bacon! She quickly explained to me that she loved bacon. So when she became a vegan she went to her rabbi and explained her dilemma. And you know what her rabbi did? The rabbi granted her an exemption to her diet. She can be a vegan and eat bacon! Bacon! And she was cute. So I ex- plained that I too was going to be a vegan. And I was going to talk to my bartender (I don't have a rabbi) that I need an exemption also. And I think he will allow me to be a vegan that eats pretty much anything! Steak, medium rare, cooked over a nice fire please. Later, Dean maritan Happenings at Our Good Samaritan Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. Only in North Dakota can Sum- Next Week Aug. 30th - Sept. 5th mer change to Fall this last! The Aug 30th 2:30 Worship w/Pas- cool weather has been nice. Thank tar Augustson, 3:30 Crafts you to all who bought raffle tickets Aug. 31 st 10am Embroidery and/or came out to the Garden Group and Men's Time, lpmDrive, party. We are looking forward to 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo getting the new generator. Please Sept. 1st 3:30 Bible Study join us for our com]nunity Prayer Sept. 2rid lpm Making Refrig- Group on Sunday night at 6:45pm erator Pickles, 3:15 Bingo in the Chapel. Sept. 3rd 2:30 Devotions w/ This week Aug. 23rd -- 29thCommunion, 3:15 Piano w/Father Aug. 23rd 2:30 Worship w/Pas- Luiten, 6:30 Movie Night tar Torbit, 5pro to 7pro Garden Par- Sept. 4th 10:30 Nail Time, 3:30 ty w/Clem Nadeau and The Twi- Outdoor Strolls lighter's, 6:45 Comnmnity Prayer Sept. 5th 9:30 Mass w/Father Group Luiten, lpm Spelling Bee, 2:15 Aug. 24th 10am Embroidery Bingo Group and Men's Time, lpm Drive, Thank You to our many volun- 5pro Rosary, 6:45 Bingo teers who come and make our Aug. 25th 10am Crochet Group, lives richer: Pastor Torbit, Arnold 3:30 Bible Study Braaten, Shirley Sobolik, Linda Aug. 26th 11:15 Residents Larson, Donna Settingsgard, Lois Council, 3:15 Bingo Ydstie, Mary Seim, Mary Lund, Aug. 27th 3pmAuxiliary Lunch- Jeanean McMillan, Pastor Hin- con hosted by Zion Lutheranrichs, Sue Fagerholt, Zion Luther- Church, 6:30 Movie Night an Church, Corinne Ramsey, Father Aug. 28th 10:30 Nail Time, Luiten, and any l may have missed 3:30 Outdoor Strolls I am sorry. We are looking for De- Aug. 29th 9:30 Mass w/Father votion leaders and piano players for Luiten, lpm Chip Toss, 2:15 Bin- devotions, if you would like to help go out pleas Aoucvs To aer VA TE PublteReal Walsh County Health District ..... ,. .... " """ Short Shots You may not realize that you neext getting sick. Vaccines work with vaccines throughout your adult life. your body s natural defense to re- l.You may be at risk for serious duct the chances of getting certain diseases that are still common in the diseases as well as suffering COln- U.S. plications from these diseases. Each year thousands of adults in Vaccines reduce your chance of the United Skates suffer serious spreading certain diseases. There are health problems from diseases that many things you want to pass on to loved could be prevented by vaccines-- your ones; a vaccine pre- some people are hospitalized, and ventable disease is not one of them. some even die. Even if you were ful- Infants, older adults, and people with ly vaccinated as a child, the protec- weakened immune systems (like tion from some vaccines you re- those undergoing cancer treatment) ceived can wear off over time and are especially vulnerable to vaccine you may also be at risk for other dis- preventable diseases. eases due to your job, lifestyle, 3.You can't afford to risk getting travel, or health conditions, sick. 2.You can protect your health and the health of those around you by getting the recommended vaccines. Vaccines reduce your chance of Short Shots Cont page 5 If carbon pollution can't be stopped now, then when ? In bipartisan harmony, North Dakota's congressional delegation, state officials and coal executives have been singing a dirge for the coal indhstry since the U. S. Envi- ronmental Protection Agency or- dered a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. While the vast majority of cred- itable earth scientists agree that the earth is warming, the beneficiaries of pollution have found a handful of scientists who are willing to challenge this scientific fhct. When scientists come up with a new medication for an incurable disease, naysayers believe scien- tists. When scientists predict an eclipse of the moon, naysayers be- lieve scientists. When scientists design futuris- tic electronic devices, naysayers believe scientists. But when scien- tists warn of earth wanning, the same naysayers who believe all other scientific discoveries are in denial. There is a reason for this. Being present-oriented animals, human beings have a hard time sacrificing today's comforts for tomorrow's benefits. So when scientists tell us that our grandchildren won't be choking for another 50 years, today's benefits look too attractive to pass up. The case against the EPA rules is not scientific. It is always an eco- nomic argument that stresses the loss of jobs and the cost of elec- tricity. Rather than accept the troth about the long term consequences of earth warming, we choose de- nial and obfuscation. In response to EPA's mandate, coal-producing states are asking that enforcement of new regula- tions of carbon emissions be left in their charge. History teJls us that each state will march to its own parochial drum. They Favor state control so less will be done. While those of us in North Dakota feel convinced by our parochial arguments, the rest of the country is not. Of course, they do not t ce the economic conse- quences for a local indust 7 so it is easier tbr them to be cavalier about the issue. But the evidence of earth warm- ing is becoming more and more ir- refutable. As the proof mounts, people outside of the coal states will demand steps to curb air pol- lution - and there are a lot more of them than there are beneficiaries in the coal states. In fact, recent polls indicate that a majority of the people are ready to limit carbon dioxide emissions. There is sympathy for action even in North Dakota. A 2014 North Dakota poll spon- sored by the ND Association Rural Electric Cooperatives found that 67 percent of the respondents favored Congressional action to limit car- bon dioxide and 77 percent thought it was important for their utilities to cut carbon dioxide emissions. In the American status qua po- litical system, the will of the ma- jority can be restrained for a time but it will eventually prevail. Eventually, the majority will de- mand action of some kind. As far as the economic conse- quences are concerned, North Dakota now has more jobs than workers, billions of dollars in the bank and general prosperity across the state. If we can't handle the cost of the pollution problem now, then when? All of this being said, we still cannot simply dismiss the impor- tance of the coal industry to North Dakota. Scientists estimate that we have enough coal to keep the in- dustry humming for 800 years. This is too great an asset to let slip through our fingers. We can't afford to depend on the federal government for a crash ef- fort researching clean coal. With the state treasury bulging, we .have the means to chart our own destiny. With a multi-trillion-dollar in- dustry at stake, .developing clean coal would be worth investing a billion or two. Whether we like it or not, we are rapidly approaching the point of doing or dying. Extension Exchange Summer is winding doum and the question I hear posed to my kids on a daily basis is "Are you excited to be going back to school?" This year more so than in past years their answer tends to be a fervent "No!" At first I thought their negativi- ty stenamed from not wanting to give up unstructured days and swimming pool fun, but the more I thought about it this is a year of big transi- tion for each of them. My oldest will be entering junior high, my middle child enters fourth grade and my youngest is a first gradel: Each new grade brings a new set of challenges and many unknowns and with un- knowns comes a bit of anxiety. Stomachaches, headaches, trou- ble sleeping or statements like "'school is just soooo stupid" all can be protests from your child about go- ing to school. Parents often find these complaints and resistance to school frustrating as it is difficult to see one's child upset. It's normal tbr younger clfil- dren, especially preschoolers, to be anxious about school and separating from their parents and familiar rou- tines. The fear of meeting new chil- dren and unknown experiences can be overwhelming. For kids who have been to school already their anxiety can stem from previous experiences such as bullying or be- ing teased, inadequate t elings if they don't know the answers, parental pressures about school achievement, embarrassment about being uncoordinated in Sports, not having fhshionable or up-to-date clothing, o1 significant family prob- lems or changes. Prevention is the best solution to soothe a child's anxiety. According to Jane Rifle, licensed social work- er and WVU Extension's emotion- al wellness expert, parents' atti- tudes and messages about school can help young children feel more com- fortable about returning to school. "Parents tend to focus on the tangi- ble parts of preparing for school such as having school supplies ready and lunches packed. What they fail to consider is that children need to be emotionally prepared to enter the classroom too." Try these tips to help lessen your child's angst about returning to school: Send positive messages to your child like "School can be fun and in- teresting." Send the message that you ex- pect him to go to school no matter how much he cries, fusses or stamps his feet. Develop a good-bye routine. For example: kiss, hug, rub noses or spe- cial hand signals that mean "I love you, am thinking of about you, and will see you soon." Encourage your child to be more independent. Help yotmg chil- dren take pride in dressing them- selves by picking out outfits the night before. Middle school children and teens should be in charge of setting their alarms to get up on time. Be sure to help them figure out how much time they will need. Reward positive steps toward independence. Parents can do a variety of dif- ferent things to help their kids feel more comfortable about going back. to school. Try these ideas: Put an encouraging note in your child's backpack or lunch- box. Some children feel more com- fortable when they take a favorite small toy or object with them to school. Tuck a favorite picture of you into their locker or pencil box to look at during the day. Take time to listen every day: Learn to listen to what your child says as well as the unspoken feel- ings. This builds a strong relation- ship and helps your child feel secure. Taking 20 minutes for yourself be- tore you reunite with your children Extension Exchange Cont page 5 l e County Walsh County Extension Office Park River - 701-284-6624 Lately there have been a few re- ports of Hessian fly infestations in the surrounding area. I know going out last week Brad and I found one in the pupa stage in a wheat field that had already been harvested in the Crystal area. They will cause your wheat to lodge or already be in your lodged grain. The Hessian fly isn't a new insect pest to North Dakota, and is quite common When . we have a wet May and Jtme. The symptoms that you would be scout- ing for is wheat that has been lodged at the second or third node and a small "flaxseed" pupa inside the leaves on the stem. The Hess- ian fly overwinters as a maggot or pupa in the winter wheat, volunteer grain, and wheat stubble. The ]nag- gots will emerge as adults from April to May, infesting fall and spring planted wheat. Once August lilts the maggot pupate (flaxseed stage), emerge as adults to lay eggs tbr the overwintering generation in the winter wheat or volunteer wheat. There are some recommendations to help manage Hessian flies. Win- ter wheat acts a bridge to get Hes- sian flies from one season to the next, so delaying planting in the fall should help reduce the risk of in- festations. Also burying stubble and destroying volunteer grain af- ter the first killing frost or early in spring before fly emergence helps suppress adult populations. Crop ro- tation with non-susceptible host crops will also help prevent the Hes- sian fly. If you plan on planting HRSW there is a resistant variety called Russ HRSW, or you can also contact your local seed company for other varieties. Imidacloprid and thi- amethoxam are registered as active ingredients for use at planting time treatment or as a seed treatment on wheat. Wan'ior II is also labeled as a foliar application when adults emerge. These would be some ideas for your chemical control. It is also stated that the population lev- els of this pest would rarely warrant the need for such treatment here in North Dakota, and you also have a wide emergence window. On Tuesday a very large, over 6 feet tall, weed found itself in our of- rice. It was positively identified as waterhemp. The weed was then double bagged and disposed of, and the others were also removed. This means we do now have water- hemp away from the river, and this particular weed was found in cen- tral Walsh County. Waterhemp is a pigweed'(Amayanth) family, and has a summer annual life cycle. Male and t male flowers are found on separate plants, and the stems have little to no hair compared to redroot pigweed. Leaves are longer, narrow, and waxy looking. Waterhemp can easily produce over 300,000 seeds per plant. The seed can remain vi- able in the soil for at least 4 years mad high seed production can cause rapid changes in population densi- ty. Emergence can start in mid-May and continues Waterhemp is a mod- erate competitor, it can reduce cam and soybean yield by 15 to 44%. Waterhemp control is best using a combination of PRE followed by POST herbicides. With the late-sea- son emergence pattern, two POST herbicides application may be nec- essary even following a PRE her- bicide. Use full PRE herbicide rates tbr full herbicide activity dur- ing waterhemp germination and to extend residual herbicide control. POST herbicides should be ap- plied to small (1 to 3") plants. Wa- terhelnp biotypes seems to be re- sistant to glyphosate more than co tunon or giant ragweed, causing the glyphosate to be less effective. The best way to manage waterhemp is to nearly eliminate seed produc- tion using all tools available, in- cluding hand-weeding.