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Page 4 THE WALSH COUNW PRESS " WE-DNESDAY, OCTOBER I, 2014 i i i i i i lal ~- i i i 1 FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK... BY ALLISON OLIMB EDITOR, WALSH COUNTY PRESS speech that was part of the curricu- classy, responsible way and at the lum. end of the year we were awarded It was of the court's decision an honor in recognition Of our that students do not know well work. enough to be trusted. It was that Because of this struggle, I feel I same opinion that got me into a found a passion and a responsibil- pretty heated discussion with the ity, for the written word. dean of my college. "' While the kids at the public uni- I printed an editorial from a stu, versities,,who are covered by the dent who was of the opinion that: rig]ats of free speech, had sex the school needed to focus on hir2 columnists and other more Crntro- Park RiverArea School recently is not so simple, ing more teachers rather than versial pieces, I always felt that we held a meeting to find out what In 1965 a 13-year-old named spending school dollars on asce- had a better product and were less kind of student interest therewould Mary Beth Tinker wore a black lcs. be in bringing back the student armband to school in protest of the Before we as journalists hit the about flair and more about sub- newspaper. Vietnam War. She was suspended, real world, there are censors to hur- stance. This makes my heart happy. The battle eventually landed in the dle. Private colleges hit the same. So, I challenge the students of The student newspaper ac- lap of the Supreme Court who de- censorship reasoning as hi~.h Park River Area School. While it may be more desirable to do the counted for 90 percent of my col- cided in a 7-2 ruling students do schools, the administration is u- columns, the opinion bits, the en- lege experience. We were a team. not "shed their constitutional fights able. My dean saw this opinion and We learned responsibility and we to freedom of speech or expression read it as being bad publicity. I ar- tertainment, the crossword puz- were rock stars in our own minds, at the schoolhouse gate." Thiswas gued that it opened ajaa forum for zles.., use this opportunity to be We ran a legitimate business while a big W for free speech folks, discussion and silencing students is taken seriously. Make your words fighting for our rights as students. The Tinker standard was chal- a slipperyslope. The struggle_ is, bilitymhtter'toUnderstandthe written wordYUrandrespnSi-prove Most people may not under- lenged in the 1980s when the trust.., a struggle that five years stand this but the First Amendment Fraser Standard in 1986 differenti- prior, the college paper lost with that you are worthy of the free does not cover high school students ated the rights of high school stu- shoddy reporting and poor taste. I speech Mary Beth Tinker fought so and private college students. That dents from adults in 1988 took a stand that we were to be hard for. She fought for it for you. FreedomofSpeechthatwealltake Hazelwood went even farther trusted because ofthe education we Like" the Walsh County Press on Facebook for granted as being a given for when it gave unprecedented con- had received. I won. and check out our blog at http.//walshcounty- everyone under the American flag trol to school administrators over We pushed the boundaries in a press.wordpress.com Hello, I have a great suggestion. If you borrow something, when you are finished, return it. Now, that does- n't seem like it would be too hard to do. And it shouldn't really be. But I have a relatively good excuse. I was going to borrow it again, so I just kept it. I am referring to a loading chute. A portable loading chute. A chute, that up until a couple days ago, on wheels. It did belong to a friend and neighbor of mine. Now I'm think- ing it belongs to me. I'll start at the beginning. Last spring we were hauling cows to the Reservation. So we needed a loading chute at the home pasture. And an unloading chute up north. Since we only had one chute, I borrowed one from a neighbor. And it was a very good one. Bor- rowing is kind of like getting mount- ed at a rodeo. Get mounted on the best horse available. Or borrow the best chute available. Anyway, we set this chute up on the end of a dead end road, right phone call. Someone had gone down that dead end road at a high rate of speed, and slammed into that under intense questioning, I told the officer, "the chute originally be- longed to a neighbor, but I guess that as of tonight, I own it". That reminded me of story about one of our young neighbor girls, who by the way, is getting married next spring. Alex was about four years old and we were kid sitting. When her folks picked her up, she cried about loading chute. I mean they REAL- how hungry she was. Shirley and I LY SLAMMED INTO THAT felt bad and asked,"Why didn't you against the pasture fence. Then we CHUTE! It totaled their pickup out tell us you were hungry?" set a portable corral up inside the and pretty much exploded that won- She talked with a slight lisp, as pasture. Worked slick. Worked so derful (borrowed) loading chute. I many children do. She looked very slick, we just left the borrowed suppose I should have been more chute set up all summer. Since we concerned about the pickup, but serious and replied, "The Weeder would need it to unload the cows this since the driver had abandoned it, family is not an asking family!" fall. This plan seemed to make and there was no blood on the But boy, they sure were a shar- sense, airbags, I figure what the heck. ing family. The other night we received a So, in the ensuing investigation, Later, Dean t-, . Happenings at Our .,San antan Good Samaritan s )cict ' - Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. We have been enjoying this great weather and getting out to see the beau- tiful fall colors. We hope you all are taking timeto enjoy this beautiful time qf year. This week Sept. 28th- Oct. 4th Sept. 28th Worship 2:30 w/Pastor Antal, 3:30 TV Trivia Sept. 29th GSS Founders Day 10am Embroidery Group, Men's Time, Deliver Goodies, 3pm Founders Day Lunch, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo Sept. 30th lpm Baking Kolache, 3:30 Bible Study Oct. 1 st 3pm Bingo Oct. 2nd 2:30 Devotions w/Communion, 3:15 Piano w/Father Luiten, 3:30 Crafts, 6:30 Movie Night Oct. 3rd 10:30 Nail Time, 3:30 Games Oct. 4th 9:30 Mass w/Father Luiten, lpm Name That Tune/Sing-a- along, 2:15 Bingo Next Week Oct. 5th-1 lth Oct. 5th 2:30 Worship w/Pastor Hinrichs, 3pm Trivia Oct. 6th 10am Men's Time, Embroidery Group, lpm Baking Apples, 4pro Hymn Sing, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo Oct. 7th 3:30 Bible Study Oct. 8th 3pm Bingo Oct. 9th 3pm Birthday Party Hosted by Hoff Lutheran Church, 6:30 Movie Night Oct. 10th 10:30 Nail Time, 3:30 Beading Oct. 1 lth 9:30 Mass w/Father Luiten, lpm N2L, 2:15 Bingo Thank You to all our volunteers: Pastor Antal, Arnold Braaten, Shirley Sobolik, Jeanean McMillan, Pastor Hinrichs, Father Luiten, Ter- ry Hagen, Corinne Ramsey, I am sorry ifI missed anyone of our volun- teers. Please contact Rose Ulland at 701-284-7115 if you have time or tal- ent that you would like to share. i i , : :i iii;" i,~( ~i 11! !i , ; : >'iL~ U4?= FIeal Walsh County Health District ..... ,. .... ""0"" Short Shofs Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast can- cer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it's found and treated early. A mammogram - the screening test for breast cancer - can help find breast cancer early when it's easier to treat. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise aware- ness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage those women you care about to get screened. Who Does Mammograms locally? Unity Medical Center in Grafton (352-1620) First Care Health Center in Park River (284-7555) If you don't have health insurance or your health insurance does not pay for your mammogram you can get help from a program called Women's Way. Women's Way can be reached at 1-800-449-6636. Full-time Fuel Tanker Driver. Must have a CDL license with tanker, doubles/triples, and hazmat endorsements. Central ND area routes. 5/2 or 6/1 day/night shifts. Night differential pay. Housing allowance. Two years experience preferred. S )2 50/hr starting salary. We offer single plan health insurance coverage. inquiries & resumes to: X-rmifer Peterson PO Box 56, Center, ND 58530 (701) 7943169 jen nifer~arudenergy,com GA~ * OllEI~EL " It~R, OF'ANE - OIL Measure 5 Rigged Against Conservation Groups Measure 5 on the November ballot is a proposed amendment to the state constitution dedicat- ing five per cent of the six and one-half per Cent oil extraction tax to "clean water, lands and outdoor heritage." Even though conservation groups are sponsoring the pro- posal, they will have limited in- fluence in the use of the $125 million that is supposed to be available annually, meaning that most of the criticism of the meas- ure we have been hearing is groundless. Let's look at the politics of the governing structure proposed in the measure. First of all, there is a 13-mem- ber committee choosing propos- als for funding. This committee will be loaded with members who will be opposed or skeptical of the whole program. Governor Jack Dalrymple will appoint six members, four on recommendations from the Di- rector of Game and Fish and two on recommendation from the Di- rector of Parks and Recreation. Since the governor appoints both of these department heads, he will be consulting with them in advance until he gets nomina- tions to his liking. And, knowing who the boss is, they will com- ply. Considering his track record, these appointees will not neces- sarily be enthusiastically for the program. The president pro tem of the Senate and the speaker of the House will each appoint one Re- publican and one Democrat. Considering the behavior of the last two legislative sessions, they will appoint members critical of the program. The Public Service Commis- sion will appoint one energy rep- resentative and the Agriculture Commissioner will appoint a farmer or rancher. Neither of these appointees can be expected to be friendly. The 13th member will be appointed by the Indian Affairs Commission. In summary, the committee will be loaded with skepticism, if not hostility. But the matter doesn't end there. This 13-member commit- tee will recommend programs to a commission consisting of Gov- ernor Jack Dalrymple, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. This commission of elected officials wills govern the fund, receive all legislative appropria- tions, employ the staff, and make all of the final decisions. Because this commission will have ab- solute control of the program, the fears expressed by opponents of the measure are unfounded. The governor, attorney gen- eral and agriculture commis- , sioner will not permit the annual purchase of 25 farms; they will not tolerate purchases that would drive up land prices; they are not going to let anyone line pockets. They are elected home-state officials and not out-of-state car- petbaggers; they will not permit corruption in the program; they will not be spending money needed for schools or other pro- grams. All of this being said, the pro- posal has some serious flaws. First, conservation groups will probably have too little to say about the program. Second, it puts legislative material in the constitution. Third, it commits a significant amount of money for 25 years. These so-called flaws exist be- cause the folks committed to clean water, parks and outdoor heritage correctly feel that a con- stitutional amendment is the only avenue available to guarantee a higher priority for these pro- grams, Considering the makeup of the advisory committee and the 3- member commission, 75 per cent of the appropriation may not be spent each year as the measure requires. There will be consid- erable foot-dragging, stonewalling and obfuscation. Enforcement of the mandate will be a legal question. Because of the strong orches- trated negative campaign, Meas- ure 5 will be defeated at the polls. However, a strong "yes" vote would send a message to the Legislature that clean water, parks and the 0utdoors are North Dakota priorities that deserve . more favorable consideration in the future. NDSU Extension Service Stressed-out Days Can Affect Health I couldn't help but think of the Yes, I was feeling a little stressed, 1960s song"Mama Said There'll Be partly because flying isn't my ide- Days Like This" the other day.al pastime and partly because I re- I had been on two flights earlier ally needed some food. in the day on my way to Alaska. I Stress can have many effects that arrived at my gate an hour early with might include an increased heart only two people in line in front of rate, dizziness, stomachache, me. I needed to change airlines and get my.seat.assignment, headache, stiffneck, shoulder pain, I have plenty of time for asnack, irritability and many other symp- I thought to myself, toms. I already had spent 10 hours on Alittle stress can be positive. The flights and layovers in my longjour- stress of a deadline can propel you ney, so I was feeling a "hunger to get your job done, do your job headache" coming my way. The well and get to your gate at the air- small packet of pretzels provided on port on time. the flight doesn't carry me through. On the negative side, stress can The airline attendants began affect your ability to concentrate, having problems with the comput- leave you feeling sad, reduce your er at the gate, and about six people energy level and cause sleep issues, were working nervously at the computer terminal. Forty minutes as well as many other symptoms. passed. My stomach was growling Prolonged stress can cause on- and I was growing more impatient going pain and a weakened immane by the minute, along with the 20 system, which can lead to frequent people now in line behind me. colds and infections. Long-term I could hear lots of heavy sighs, stress can increase your blood pres- audible complaints and people talk- sure and affect your heart health. ing about ordering pizza. I took a Some people might turn to drink- deep breath, did a couple of shoul- ing alcohol or smoking to cope with der shrugs and thought about my fa- stress, but neither of those options vorite stress-relief song. I smiled provides long-lasting refief from thinking about the entire line ofpeo- stress. pie breaking into a song and dance Getting some physical activity is routine. The minutes toward takeoff one of the best ways to overcome ticked by and people began board- stress. All of us need to try to ac- ing the plane. Finally, another at- cumulate about 30 minutes ofmod- tendant came over and asked for my crate activity on five or more days itinerary. She left and quickly re- of the week. turned. Stress can affect your eating "Since this machine isn't work- pattems, so we need to be aware of ing, either, we'll have to wait until managing and balancing our nutri- everyone is seated to see if we have tion. Some people eat more than a seat for you," she said. usual and others will lose their ap- I was hoping that the plane was petite in response to ongoing stress. ,'working. When I finally settled into my My heart began beating faster, seat for my flight that day, I re- my shoulders tensed, and I think my membered I had dropped a crunchy antiperspirant was failing quickly. Finally, the attendant wrote a seat granola bar with nuts in my bag on number on my sheeband t was the my way out 0fmy home. Comp!ex last person to board the plane, carbohydrates and magnesium-rich I walked somewhat triumphant- ly onto the plane. However, when I arrived at my seat, someone was occupying it. I was ready to crawl into the overhead luggage com- partment. Fortunately, the person discov- ered she was in the wrong row. The expression on my face probably gave her a clue. nuts actually are satisfying and good for combatting stress. I rented a DVD player and watched a comedy. Laughter also helps relieve stress. Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., R.D., L.R.D., is a North Dakota State University Ex- tension Service food and nutn'tion specialist and professor in the Department of Health, Nutri- tion and Exercise Sciences. I Editor's Note [ The Extension E ql/ange columnn was not available this week. It will return as soon as possm e. 2015 Hog 2015 could be a Very good year es of PEDv likely will increase for hog producers, North Dakota this fall and winter, which could low- State University Extension Service er the supply of hogs in 2015 and swine specialist David Newman keep hog prices at profitable mar- says. gins. He is optimistic for several rea- The virus has killed as many as sons: 7 million U.S. pigs since it was dis- The projectedcomcrop of near- covered in the country in May ly 14.4 billion bushels will be a 2013. The mortality rate in piglets record, and the U.S. soybean crop from herds not previously exposed is expected to total 3.9 millionto the PEDv is nearly 100 percent. bushels, which means a good sup-"Although we will most likely ply of low-cost feed will be avail- see an increase in PEDv outbreaks able for hogs. this winter, it is doubtful that we will Recent corn and soybean meal see the number of losses incurred in futures prices put average farrow- 2013-2014 to date," Newman says. to-finish costs below $68 per hun- The key to preventing the disease dredweight. That would be the low- from spreading is good biosecurity, est annual average cost since 2007, according to animal health experts. when it was $62.72. That involves making sure the The August rally in lean hog fu-swine barn is clean and virus-free, tures, combined with the low grain and establishing a line of separation prices, raises the estimate of aver- between the clean area (the barn) mad age farrow-to-finish profits back the dirty area (anywhere outside the above $40 per head for 2015. Thebarn). It also includes washing October, November and December boots and clothing before and after 2014 margins are at $54, $42 andbeing around swine, and cleaning $44 per head, respectively, and disinfecting vehicles used to The number of porcine epidem- transport pigs. ic diarrhea vires (PEDv) cases fell "Producers who are able to main- significantly this summer as ex-tain herd health and practice good pected, but total losses of hogsfinancial management most likely since PEDv was discovered in thewill have a good year in front o[ U.S. are in the millions. Plus, cas- them," Newman says. Editor's Note The Around the County columnn was not available this week. It will return as soon as possible.