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Page 4 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 F ROM TH E EDITOR'S DESK BY ALLISON OLIMB EDITOR, WALSH COUNTY PRESS For the past few years we have been told one thing Make Amer- ica Great Again. It is a great campaign slogan for one reason, it means something dif- ferent for everyone. For those in manufacturing it means job stability through made in America endeav- ours, for those in agriculture it means better prices for commodities in a care, for those in the service indus- try, for those in middle America, for those in urban city centers it all means something different. What America is missing is where we actually could Make America Great Again, it starts with Kindergarten through 12th grade. are better parents than they have ever known. For others, that little extra push could mean the differ- ence between the generation who says what are you going to do for me and the one that says what can I do for you? We fund our schools through donorschoose.org and booster clubs and parent donations when taxes and budgets ale not enough. Good Morning America featured a story about a teacher asking for do- nations for tables because the ones in her classroom were broken. Let that sink in tables. That is how we make America great, by putting our children at the front of the line when We can fund playgrounds with pancakes, we can fund youth grief camps with quilts, we can create a better world for the little people of the world. We must always remember to do so by supporting the people who stand by them every day correcting their backwards 2s and misspelled words. We can say it starts at home, but not every kid gets that luxury. Teach- ers are the extension of ourselves that we wish we could be as parents. They deserve everything we can give as often we cannot give all that this next generation deserves to do the one thing that we need of them, world market, for those in i The place we need to put our it comes to care. Tables should be to become great. money is our children. That starts in priority. health education. For some, their teachers We are lucky here: cemed that I didn't play for the Ranchers (Harding County). I was down at their home a cou- ple weeks ago. It was late. The boys and Will had just gotten home from the drive from Colorado. They should have been tired. They weren't. The pads came out. The helmets went on. And the living room became the Super Dome. A game of tackle football ensued! It lasted for an hour. I'm glad they were padded up. It was rough. I remember when all a Grandpa had to do when babysitting, was Slate has been staying with us a couple days. You don't snuggle up and read. You don't find a movie that is fit for a five-year old and make some popcorn. You play football. Hour, after hour, after hour. You are the coach. You are the guy that throws the flag. "Not like that! You have to throw it Grandpa!" You have to send in plays from the sidelines with hand signals. "No Grandpa! Not like that!" It's hard to be the guy that throws the flag when you have to watch the entire field. I goofed up find a good book, snuggle up in my ' a lot. easy chair, and read a book. Or tell I went to Bowman for the foot- a scary story, ball jamboree on Saturday. It was Hello, Football season is here. I'm not real excited about it. I suffer from attention disorder, or however you say it. I can't watch an entire game. Unless is involves the Ranchers, or maybe the Bison. I am what many would consider elderly. And football tires me out. Especially when you have grand- children involved. Because for them, football isn't just for Friday nights, it's a 24-hour deal. Two of the boys play junior high football. It's a big deal. Getting your own helmet, your own pads, and a jersey with a number on it. Gage is 42, Evan is 40. I always had a number with like a nine in the front. That signifies that you are slow and are in the line. I was the slowest guy on a slow team. That bothers Slate, our five year-old grandson who is the water boy for the junior high team. One of about five water boys. He is also con- r, (;(xKl Happenings at Our / 1 samaritan Good Samaritan 1 (> ) s, -ictv Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. NDSU Agriculture Communication A Big Thank You to All our tor Totman, 3:30 Energize Day Housekeepers and Laundry Stafffor Sept. 24th 10am Embroidery Allyoudo forusevery day! Wecel- Group, 10am Making Donuts, lpm ebrated them last week with cake Making Donuts, 5pm Rosary and lemonade! Please come out and Sept. 25th 10am Making Donuts, join us on Sept. 25th for our Booklpm Making Donuts, 2-4pm Book Sale and Luncheon from 2-4pm. Sale and Luncheon Books are 25 cents and lunch is free Sept. 26th 11:15 Resident Coun- will offering. Activities will be cil, 3:15 Bingo selling homemade donuts again! Sept. 27th 3pm Auxiliary Lunch- This week Sept. 16th - 22nd eon hosted by Our Saviour's Luther- Sept. 16th 2:30 Worship w/Pas- an, 6:30 Movie Night tor Brezenski, 3pm Cards/Games Sept. 28th Clergy Visits, 10:30 Sept. 17th 10am Embroidery Nail Time, lpm Music Therapy, Group, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo Sept. 18th 2-4 Norwex Party in 3pm Founder's Day Luncheon Sept. 29th Founder's Day, 9:30 Activities, 3pm US Air Force Day Sept. 19th 3:15 Bingo Mass w/Father Miller, lpm Slogan Sept. 20th 2pm PRBC Luncheon Saturday, 2:15 Bingo RSVP, 6:30 Ladies Night Thank You to our many volun- Sept. 21st First Day of Autumn, teers: Rebecca Kjelland, Shirley Clergy Visits, 10:30 Nail Time, Sobolik, Mary Lund, Lois Ydstie, lpm Music Therapy, 3:30 Funny MarySeim, PastorHinrichs, Lankin Sayings American Legion, Pastor Olson, Sept. 22nd 9:30 Mass w/Father The Mennonite Singers, Father Miller, lpm Centenarian Day!, Miller, and anyone I may have 2pm Bingo missed. If you would like to vol- Next week Sept. 23rd - 29th unteer please call Rose Ulland at Sept. 23rd 2:30 Worship w/Pas- 701-284-7115. PuhlieHealth Prefent. Promote. Protect. THE POWER OF YOGA 9-2018 Walsh County Health District Short Shots by Carly Ostenrude, RN over into eating habits. Weight control - yoga can help control weight because it can make you more aware of your hunger and fullness cues. Better body image - yoga can help you have a positive body im- age, which can help in being less critical of your body. Overall health and well-being - doing yoga a couple times a week can increase muscle strength and flexibility, boosts endurance, and benefits your heart, lungs, and blood vessels. We hear about yoga everywhere and all the different types of yoga. But, what is yoga? Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses on controlled breathing, meditation, and focusing on body postures. It's a form of ex- ercise that is used for relaxation and health benefits. Some of the health benefits include: Heart benefits - yoga can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Mindful eating - yoga helps you become more aware of how your body feels, which can carry "Like" the Walsh County Press on Face- book.com. grand. Lots of kids. Lots of friends. Lots of football. Then I played football all afternoon Sun- day. As I write this on Monday, I have to go to a game in Lemmon tonight. I am responsible for get- ting the water boy to the game! A lot of responsibility for an elderly man. But I'll make it. I have to. Just to demonstrate how serious these guys are about this, I have to tell of when they were dressing for the living room game. The boys were in the bedroom padding up. From the bedroom Slate yelled for his dad, "Dad, Evan won't let me use his "nut" cup!" I'm too old for football. But Shirley still makes a pretty good cheerleader. Her kicks aren't quite as high as fifty years ago though. Later, Dean Seeking Justice, Fairness in Senate Race (Oskar and Olsok Thorvild-tom. sen, representing the local chapter Olsok, I told you not to mention of the World AssOciation' for Fair- lhat because Uncle Gisvold has ness, Justice and Equality; exited 'tt ose goofy glasses that magnify the elevator on the seventh floor of everything. The game warden said the state capitol where the Board they were catfish. of Equalization was holding its an- Okay, Oskar, tell them about the nual meeting to correct property guy in Hebron who tried to pay for assessments.) his lunch in rubles. Oskar rapped on the officeAnd here's something else. door and rushed in before being in- Somebody put on Facebook that vited, our candidate is not an American Is this the office for fairness, citizen and cannot hold office in justice and equality? asked Oskar. the U. S. of A. because she was We're not known for that but born in Mantador, Spain. That's we'll take a kind word wherever Russian propaganda, for sure. We we can find one. Who are you? know where that came from. Col- I'm Oskar Thorvildsen, presi- lusion! dent of the World Association for You have overwhelming evi- Fairfless, Justice and Equality and dence. What do you think this this is my little brother, Olsok, Vice board can do? President of the World Association We think that if one side has a for Fairness, Justice and Equality. foreign country helping that the World Association? Sounds other side ought to have one, too. like a pretty formidable group. That sounds fair, just and equal. How many members? How about Finland? They can Well, it's just Olsok and me but handle the Russians - fought them we are just getting started - test- to a standstill in the Winter War of ing whether fairness, justice and 1940 and the women's hockey equality have any appeal these team just beat them in the winter days. Olympics. Count on our fairness, justice That's pretty good but Finland and equality. Now what is your as- doesn't want another Winter War. sessment problem? Pick some country that has noth- We are not here for property ing to lose. fairness although that would be a good thing. We are here because Somalia! That country is a of the unfairness in the U. S. Sen- mess. There's nobody in charge so ate race in North Dakota. if the Russians found out that So- malia was smearing their favorite Wait just a minute. We do prop- erty assessment fairness - no pol- candidate they wouldn't know itics, no politics, who to blame. Don't you even want to hear us Somalia is doing pretty well hi- out? We came all the way from jacking ships and collecting ran- Tagus to fight for fairness, justice som. I don't think they're looking and equality and you won't give us for trouble. Besides, how would the time of day? it look if CNN found out that So- Okay, we'll hear your beef and malia was supporting a North then you leave. Dakota candidate for the U. S. That's Sounds like faimess, jus- - Senate? tice and equality. No worse than being supported (Oskar looks over his shoulder, by Russians. Sorry, folks, we have pulls chair closer to the Board and whispers in a low secretive voice.) The Russians are helping one candidate more than the other. The Russians! The Russians! How do you know that? They even have a submarine in Lake Sakakawea. When he was fishing, Uncle Gisvold looked down and saw two remodeled Japanese subs laying on the bot- to get back to fairness and justice for taxpayers. Is there some office in this government that promotes fairness, justice and equality? Yes, by golly. The secretary of state down on main floor. They handle international relations for North Dakota. Goodbye and have a fair, just and equal day. And hem's something else. Somebody put on Facebook that our candidateis not anAmerican citizen and cannot hold office in the U. S. of A. because she was born in Mantador, Spain.That's Russian prop- aganda, for sum. Extension Exchange strong: How training can With fall just around the comer, Research also shows that people many of us are settling into a new who exercise regularly sleep better. In addition, strength training exer- cises can reduce depression and boost self-confidence and self-es- routine, so now is a perfect time to consider how to include physical ac- tivity into this schedule. Exercise and physical activity are good for everyone, including older adults. For some older adults, get, ting older seems to involve a loss of strength, energy and vigor. But this does not need to be the case. The frailty and decreased energy we associate with aging, such as dif- teem, and improve one's sense of well-being. Whatever your motivations for staying strong and fit, figuring out what to do and where to start can be challenging, especially if you are in- active. One useful website to visit is ficulty climbing stairs, walking long Go4Life (www.nia.nih.gov/Go4 distances or doing household chores, are largely due to muscle loss. Age- related muscle loss, called sar- copenia, is a natural part of aging. After age 30, we begin to lose as much as 3 to 5 percent per decade. Most men will lose about 30 percent of their muscle mass during their lifetimes. One of the best ways for keeping muscles strong is through exercise called strength training. Research shown that strength training is one of the best ways to combat the frailty and weakness that can come with age. When done on a regular basis, strength training can build bone and muscle, and help with main- mining strength, independence and energy. These exercises are effective and safe for people of all ages, in- cluding those who are in less than perfect health. In fact, individuals with specific health concerns; such as heart disease and arthritis, may benefit the most from an exercise program that includes rifting weights each week. Studies have shown that strength tin'ruing can help manage and some- times prevent conditions as varied Life), a national exercise and phys- ical activity campaign for people 50 and older from the National Institute on Aging. The institute is part of the U.S. Department of Health. This interactive website offers ex- ercises, success stories and free materials to motivate the growing numbers of baby boomers and their parents to get ready, start exercising and keep going to improve their health and achieve a better quality of life. Falling also is a risk associated with muscle loss and poor balance. September is National Falls Pre- vention Month, and older adults are encouraged to educate themselves about ways to reduce their risk of falls. Strength training can help you stay strong, vital and independent throughout your life. Consider mo- tivating othersto join you in the many physical and emotional ben- efits of strength training. Any questions about this column or something else may be directed to the NDSU Extension office in as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis Walsh County at 284-6624, or email and osteoporosis. ,When combined me at:jamie.medbery@ndsu.edu. I with regular aerobic exercise, ' would.be glod to help! i'': ',i', strength training can have a major Source: Jane Strommen, NDSU Extension effect on a person's mental and gerontology specialist, 701-231-5948,Jane.strom- emotional health, men@ndsu.edu Soybeans May Be Viable Cattle Feed Option North Dakota producers having trouble selling soybeans for the ex- port market this year should con- sider feeding the soybeans to beef cattle, North Dakota State Uni- versity Extension livestock ex- perts say. Soybeans can be used as a pro- tein supplement for beef cattle, as long as the beans are a small part of the cattle's diet, according to Karl Hoppe, Extension livestock systems specialist at NDSU's Car- rington Research Extension Cen- affects livestock's growth. The beans need to be heat-treated, which inactivates these substances. Heat treatment can be done by extruding (processing) or roasting. Soybean meal is heat-treated dur- ing the oil extraction process. "Mature cattle appear to not be affected by the same anti-nutrition factors as swine," says John Dhuyvetter, Extension livestock systems specialist at NDSU's North Central Research Exten- sion Center. "However, un- processed soybeans should not be fed to young calves under 300 pounds." Also, producers should not use ter. raw soybeans in conjunction with "Whole soybeans typically con- protein tubs, blocks or other sup- rain about 40 percent protein and plements containing urea. Soy- 20 percent fat," he says. "Nutrient beans contain urease, which breaks analysis is recommended on soy- down rapidly into ammonia. The beans prior to feeding to correct, combination of urea-containing ly balance rations." Researchers have found that when the oil content of the ration exceeds 7 percent, it can be toxic to the microbes in the cattle's ru- men and decrease digestibility. Too much oil in cattle rations will products and soybeans can lead to ammonia toxicity and death. Green soybeans, which are beans that are harvested early or frost damaged before they can become mature, also can be fed to cattle at low rates in the ration, says lead to scours (diarrhea), cessation Janna Kincheloe, Extension live- ofrumen fermentation and, even- tually, death. - stock systems speclanst at rax t J s Hettinger Research Extension "Because of these limitations, the recommended upper limit of feeding would be about 20 percent of the ration," Hoppe says. "Prac- tical feeding levels are probably more like 2 to 3 pounds per head per day. At this low rate of sup- plementation, soybeans provide an excellent source of protein and en- ergy." For example, he recommends feeding 2.5 pounds of soybeans if the ration requires an extra pound of crude protein to meet protein re- quirements. For a 1,400-pound cow eating 40 pounds of feed, whole soybeans are about 6 per- cent of the ration. Cattle are better able to tolerate who!e soybeans than swine. Whole beans contain anti-nutrition factors, or substances that reduce the use of nutrients or food intake, which Center. However, mycotoxins can be a problem in damaged soy- beans. "So, in addition to testing for oil content, producers should con- sider testing soybeans for myco- toxins that can impact animal health," she notes. "Mold does not have to be visible for mycotoxins to be present, although proper drying and storage of beans re- duces this potential." Hoppe says soybeans haven't been used much in cattle rations because they have been more ex- pensive than other feeds such as distillers grains, alfalfa hay and wheat midds, but the recent trade disputes that have limited U.S. soybean exports may make beans a more affordable option to pro- vide cattle with protein.