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ERSPECTIVES Pa e 4 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY,AUGUST 30, 2017 F ROM TH E EDITOR'S DESK BY ALLISON OLIMB EDITOR, WALSH COUNTY PRESS If you know of a kid off to col- lege for the first time you know that they just keep getting younger. That is why the folks at Beloit College created this thing called the Mind- set List. Take for instance for kids who are just starting off in college this year, Park River never has had it's own independent police force. The change was made in 2001, these kids were just babies, born in the year 1999. For them, listening to the oldies probably means the likes of Guns and Roses and Def Leppard. They never had to live through the terror of uncertainty that was Y2K. They never had to endure the sound of a dial up computer because they always have had access to the wonderment of having a telephone that could do it all. The nice folks at this Wisconsin college invented this guide to per- spective as a way to help their pro- fessors deal with the ever expand- ing age gap. These kids don't remember 9/11 happening. Your outdated refer- ences are history. So, while some of us may remember the Fresh Prince of Bel Air before he made it big as a movie star, there is pretty good chance that these kids do not know the words to "Wild Wild West." Here are a few gems from the lis created by the good folks at Beloit m case you don't feel old already. They have largely grown up in a floppy-less world. There have always been emo- jis to cheer us up. Zappos has always meant Kimmel and Ben Stein co-host a shoes on the Internet. quiz show or Dennis Miller provide Amazon has always invited commentary for the NFL. consumers to follow the arrow from As toddlers, they may have A to Z. taught their grandparents how to They have always been search- Skype. ing for Pokemon. The image of Sacagawea has Dora the Explorer and her pet always adorned the dollar coin, if monkey Boots helped to set them on you can find one. the course of discovery. Wikipedia has steadily gained The seat of Germany's gov- ernment has always been back in acceptance by their teachers. Berlin. Justin Timberlake has always By the time they enteredbeen a solo act. school, laptops were outselling U.S. professional baseball desktops, teams have always played in Cuba. There has never been a Coli- Barbie and American Girl seum in New York, but there has al- have always been sisters at Mattel. ways been a London Eye on the The Mars Polar Lander has al- Thames. ways been lost. As toddlers they may have Women have always scaled dined on some of that canned food both sides of Everest and rowed hoarded in case of Y2K. across the Atlantic. A movie scene longer than two Bill Clinton has always been minutes has always seemed like an Hillary Clinton's aging husband. eternity. . Archaeologists have always Ketchup has always come in imagined dinosaurs with colorful green. Men have always shared a ro- plumage. mantic smooch on television. "Like"' the Walsh County Press on Face- * They never got to see Hello, When I served in the legislature, I had a friend that used idioms to often explain things. Now for those of you who don't know what an idiom is, don't feel bad. I had to ask Shirley. He would often say things like, "I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer" or "I'm not the brightest bulb in the closet". Sometimes he would get a little mixed up as many legislators do. He may have said, "I'm not the sharpest knife in the closet". But we always knew what he meant. What brought this thought on this morning is something I learned a couple days ago. I'm really kind of a homebody. Last winter all I wanted for Christ- mas was a pressure canner. I could remember 60 years ago, going to Grandma's and eating canned meat. I loved it. I asked Shirley for a pressure canner. She had grown up canning size of a nice fat Tyson chicken? meat and refused to buy me one. Have you ever looked at the top of Something about danger, food aquartjar?Youseewherelamgo- poisoning, explosions, messes It ing. went on and on. She didn't buy me But I wanted to do this. I went one. to the meat counter and looked at So I bought her one for her all the chickens. I went to the can- birthday! Problem solved, ning aisle and looked at all the jars. Over the winter I canned chick- I figured if I bought a real skinny en, pork, salmon, and beef. I en- rooster, which I couldn't find, I joyed doing it. could possibly use a hammer and The other day I decided I want- pound that chicken in. ed to can a whole chicken. I I was lucky. There was a lady googled it and it said to put the there buying lids for her canning chicken in quart jars. Seemed jars. You could see she was a simple enough, professional canner. There was Have you ever looked at the no standing around staring blankly at all the stuff like I do. She just grabbed what she needed. I approached her and tapped her on the shoulder. She was a little alarmed when a big fat stranger ap- proached her, but she withheld the mace and asked what I needed. I asked her, "Have you ever canned whole chicken?" She replied that she had, but not for several years because you could buy it already canned. She doesn't understand. When she confirmed that she had canned whole chickens years ago I asked her the obvious ques- tion. "How do you get a whole chicken in those little quart jars?" She looked at me with a hint of sympathy in her eyes. "Well, you do have to cut them up." I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Later, Dean i . Happenings at Our f )kl amarltan Good Samaritan Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. NDSU Agriculture Communication We have had a busy month Faust, 3pm School Trivia and cannot believe it will be Sep- Sept. 4th Labor Day, 10am tember this week! Embroidery Group, 5pm Rosary Sept. 5th 2:30 Popcorn This week Aug. 27th - Sept. Sept. 6th Waffle Breakfast, 3:15 2nd Aug. 27th lpm Threshing Bingo Show, 2:30 Worship w/ Pastor Sept. 7th 2:30 Devotions w/ Merchant, 3:30 Just Because Day Communion, 3pm Football Triv- Aug. 28th 10am Embroidery ia, 6:30 Men's Night Group, 1:30 Drive RSVP, 5pm Sept. 8th Clergy Visits, 10:30 Rosary, 6:45 Bingo Nail Time, lpm Music Therapy, Aug. 29th lpm Crochet Group 3pm Outdoor Strolls Aug. 30th 11:15 Resident Sept. 9th9:30 Mass w/ Father Council, 3:15 Bingo Miller, lpm Word Games, 2:15 Aug. 31st 9am Peeling Pota- Bingo toes, lpm Making Cookie Salad, 6:30 Movie Night Thank you to our many volun- Sept. lst Clergy Visits w/ Com- teers; Pastor Totman, Shirley munion, 10:30 Nail Time, lpm Music Therapy, 3pro Outdoor Sobolik, Mary Lund, Mary Strolls Thompson for the cam on the cob, Sept. 2nd 9:30 Mass w/Father Zion Lutheran Church, Corinne Miller, lpm Treasury Department Ramsey, Father Miller, and anyone I may have missed I am sorry. If Next week Sept. 3rd - 9th you would like to volunteer please Sept. 3rd 2:30 Worship w/Tim call Rose Ulland at 701-284-7115. Small Cities Rise Up i; To Demand Whatever From a leaky White House, Channel NNC obtained the min- utes of a secret meeting held by North Dakota small cities in some "big barn by Barlow" held short- ly after the state legislature ad- journed. Small town policymakers from all over the state arrived for the historic event. It was the biggest crowd seen by Barlow people since 1939 when 350 showed up for Billy Bruin's closure of the BrassKnuckles Bar. Here is what the channel of talking heads has so far: MINUTES OF THE FIRST SUMMIT MEETING OF CITIES UNDER THE POPULATION OF 50 Mayor Butch of Bergen (Pop- ulation 7) called the meeting to or- der, claiming that he was doing it for another mayor who wouldn't appear unless he could wear a I mask which was made illegal by il I I the last session of the Legislature. il 14 "ruv aNr I=A-qV i I The registration secreta re- I I ported that 58 of the state s 64 HOOI,N, rX5 s-eolz ] [ cities under 50 were present. At- II V L u--I t.r.: : [ tendees were scattered throughout ll y n .ulln tal: wrl T,I the bam and hayloft with overflow II Short 5hol"s,in the chicken coop. Councilmember Schmidter (Ventura Pop. 1 O) said there were When school is out for the day students are always looking for a snack when they get home, or before the start of an after-school activity. For some kids, chips, candy, and cookies are a go-to snack, but these aren't always healthy options. Included below are some healthy and easy snacks from the NDSU Extension's website https :// Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze. Spread peanut butter on apple slices. Sprinkle grated Monterey Jack cheese over a cam tortilla; fold in half and microwave for twenty seconds. Top with salsa. Spread yogurt on graham cracker, top with other half and cov- er with plastic wrap and store in freezer. Mix together ready-to-eat cereal, dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag for an on-the-go snack. more than 64 cities under 50 in North Dakota and wondered why the rest - like Baker, Gardena and Veseleyville - weren't invit- ed. Mayor Bertramson (Pillsbury Pop. 12) explained that they weren't legally incorporated and besides the bam wasn't big enough for everybody. "Why are we here?" a voice called from one of the cow stalls. Nobody could tell whether the voice was registered or not but everybody thought it was a good question. A councilmember from Rogers, one of the bigger little cities with a population of 46, explained in one breath that it was because the Legislature was thinking of giving all townships $10,000 each and small cities didn't get time of day when most of the small cities had more people than the average township and, in fact, there were townships with no people. "The governor vetoed the bill but the $10,000 deal may be back and we need to be included next time," he opined. Some official from a town up by the Canadian border of which no one had heard reported that a committee on resolutions had been appointed two weeks earli- er so we should get its report. Dorothy Hemstead (Loraine - Pop. 9) stepped forward, admitted that she was on the committee, re- ported that the committee had met twice in Pickardville, and passed a resolution demanding to be included in the $10,000 deal in the next legislative session. "Resolution One: If the Legis- lature is going to give townships $10,000, we demand that all cities with a population equal to the av- erage population of townships also get $10,000." Bantry's (Pop.14) city engi- neer said he really needed the money because with his town's low property valuation it would take a levy of 200 mills for 20 years to pour one block of side- walk through the business district and by 2037 there wouldn't be anybody left in town to walk on it. "What we really need is park- ing meters," some unknown voice declared. Several city officials in the third horse stall laughed deri- sively. "Quit laughing!" Mayor Hyser Colberg (Elliot-Pop. 25) barked from the milk room. "If we had parking meters in front of Bert's Last Stop Bar in Elliot, we could rake in $20 a day." That provoked wild clapping and shouting. Somebody in the hayloft blew an air horn. "We have political muscle," Mayor Long of Ayr (Pop. 17) de- clared, pointing out that North Dakota had 64 towns with 50 or less residents. "If our 1,756 electors speak with one voice they will listen," he prophesied. (Unfortunately, Channel NNC lost the rest of the minutes in a fist- fight over parking meters. Ficti- tious names have been used in this report to protect the innocent but the towns are real.) Extension Exchange Do you like onions? Or are you aft'aid of the dreaded "onion breath" or crying when cutting them for recipes? This vegetable provides nutrients yollr l~ely no~A,- -- -I .~ 1.1 1,1.~ of flavor to your favorite recipes. Onions are a member of the A1- lium family. The Allium family, which includes garlic, onions, shal- lots, leeks, scallions and chives, has sulfur-containing compounds and flavonoids that provide health benefits. Studies with humans have shown that daily consumption of onions may increase bone density. Moderate intake of onions - one to two times per week - has result- ed in a reduced risk of laryngeal, ovarian and colorectal cancer in sev- eral studies. When selecting onions, choose those that are hard, firm and dry, with papery skin and small necks. Mois- ture at the neck and soft or dark spots may indicate decay. Avoid those with thick, hollow centers around the neck or fresh sprouts. Store onions at room temperature in a well-ventilated, dry place. Select green onions with flesh, crisp, green tops. Avoid those with wilting or discoloration. Store green onions in plastic in the refrigerator and use within a few days. Onions are well-known for their distinctive flavor and aroma. French onion soup and baked onion rings are recipes that give onions a star- ring role. You can add grilled or sautred onions to burgers, sand- wiches, steak, pork or chicken. Many soup recipes begin with ~1.-.~ o1~01,r- - d onion ix-- *:1. Choose white, yellow, red or green varieties. Whether sliced or chopped, onions can make a tasty addition to lettuce or pasta salads and sandwiches. Cutting onions can be a real tear-jerker. If you can't finish chop- ping an onion with dry eyes, try these tips: Cut onions while standing to keep your eyes as far from the onion as possible. Chill the onion for 30 minutes to one hour before chopping to slow the gas release. Use a sharp knife so you can chop faster. Cut onions under cold, running water to reduce eye irritation. Onions are one of the specialty crops that can be grown in North Dakota. Visit the North Dakota 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 onions. Extension Exchange Cont page 5 ~! i/i~7( :~ ) L~/~ / the state Iron-deficiency stock in North Dakota this year, Chlorosis Observed in North Dakota State University Ex- tension Service veterinarian Gerald Soybean Fields Stokka warns. Iron-deficiencychlorosis (IDC) Very dry conditions, which has been observed in many soybean North Dakota experienced this fields in North Dakota and north- year, or high rainfall can cause it to western Minnesota during the 2017 be a health issue. growing season, according to Hans "Anthrax is a disease caused by Kandel, North Dakota State Uni- a bacteria known as Bacillus an- versity Extension agronomist, thracis," Stokka says. 'q-his bacteria Soybean IDC is a nutrient deft- has a special survival mechanism ciency that occurs if soybean plants called spore formation. This char- are unable to take up enough iron, acteristic allows the bacteria to even if sufficient iron is in the soil. produce spores with a very hardy, Affected plant tissues are yellow high survival rate. It appears that with green veins. Yellowing, during times of high rainfall and or browning and stunting of the plants very dry conditions, the spores during the early vegetative stages are uncovered and cattle are at risk will result in reduced soybean of infection. yields. "The spores can survive for The symptoms usually show years under the right conditions," early during the growing season he adds. "When these spores come when the plants are in the two- to into contact with susceptible cattle, seven-tfifoliate leaf stages. Soybean they can 'hatch' and infect cattle, plants may grow out of the IDC resulting in disease and death." symptoms and turn green at the end Anthrax often is associated with of the vegetative growth stages, the sudden death of cattle and During the early summer, sheep, although it can infect any NDSU researchers tested 241 warm-blooded animals. Roundup Ready and Xtend soy- Some cattle in a southwestern bean varieties, as well as 69 con- South Dakota county herd recent- ventional and Liberty Link varieties ly died from anthrax. for IDC tolerance. The test results "This is a reminder to our cattle are available at producers that the threat of anthrax is still present," Stokka says. trials/soybean. Finding dead livestock often is The results are based on field the only initial sign of an anthrax studies conducted at four loca- infection. tions with known IDC problems. "There can be a number ofrea- Visual ratings were made on a 1 to sons for cattle deaths without signs 5 scale, with 1 representing no of illness, including lightning strike, chlorosis and 5 being the most se- clostridial infections and toxicities, vere chlorosis. Ratings were taken but anthrax should always be con- at multiple growth stages, sidered," Stokka says. "If the di- Soybean varieties have genetic agnosis of anthrax is suspected and differences for tolerance to IDC. No confirmed by your veterinarian, soybean variety is immune to then vaccination needs to be im- chlorosis, but large differences oc- plemented as quickly as possi- cur between the most tolerant and ble." most susceptible varieties. The commercial vaccine avail- "Variety selection is the most able is a live, nondisease-causing important management strategy to spore vaccine. The dose is 1 cc (1 reduce IDC expression in the field," milliliter) administered subcuta- says Ted Helms, NDSU soybean neously (under the skin) in the neck breeder. "This data has been pro- region. All adult cattle and calves vided to encourage farmers to se- should be administered the vaccine. lect IDC-tolerant cultivars for fields Cattle receiving the anthrax that have a past history of IDC." vaccination shouldn't be treated The North Dakota Soybean with antibiotics because the an- Council provided funding for the tibiotics may interfere with the studies. Anthrax May be a Dan- Extension on Ag ger to N.D. Livestock Cont. page 5 Anthrax could be a risk to live- I Editor's Note I Around the County column was not available this week. It will return as soon as possible. 1