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Page 4 The Press October 6, 2009 To all the fine citizens of Par River and the surrounding areas, I want to thank you from the bot- tom of my heart for all who came to Park River's Little Park on Sept. 24 for our "Tea Party." It was an-expression of the concerns of the common man and woman who are fearing our rights and freedom is being erod- ed by massive govenmaent and hot it seems everyday there is another "program" to take more control. Freedom came at a great cost, many men and women lost their lives in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the first Gulf War, the ongoing Afghanistan conflict. We as Americans should all thank God each day that we live in the most wonderful nation on Earth. Yes, I am proud to be an American. Thanks to Allison O'Toole for her story. Hopefully we can have a Liberty Rally in Grafton in October. Sincerely Yours, Bob and Terry Hagen Extension Exchange Walsh County Nutrition, Food Safety and Heahh Agent Julie Zikmund, MPH, RD, LRD The Valley's Harvest: Since it is harvest time, it makes me thankful and amazed at the food that comes from the Valley: flax, potatoes, edible beans, corn, wheat and the like. For the next several weeks, I will be writing about the fuods that are a grown locally and the nutritional benefits of the Valley's Harvest. As I drove across North Dakota tiffs summer, I appreciated many beautiful blue fields of flax: Flax has had a lot good press in recent years. The health benefits of flax include lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol. reducing blood pressure, reducing menopausal symptoms, and reducing the risk of stroke and cancer. In addi- tion flaxseed is known to be a very good natural laxative. Omega-3 fatty acids (heart healthy) and tignin (phyto-estmgens) are the nutritional "honlemns" found in flax. There are three main flaxseed products that are on the market today: whole flaxseed, ground fiaxseed, and flaxseed oil. Whole flaxseed should be stored in a cool, dry place and can actually be frozen. Ground flaxseed is available pre-ground in some areas, but whole flaxseed can be ground at home in a coffee grinder or food processor. Grinding flax prior to eat- ing it is essential to get the maximum benefits. If you buy pre-ground flax or grind your own, it the nutrients are Flax Facts susceptible to oxidation (breakdown due to oxygen) and becoming rancid. Ground flax seed should be stored in an air tight containel:. It lasts longer in the refrigerator or freezer. Flax seed oil is usually sold in health food stores and can be stored in the refrig- erator for up to 4 months. Always check the expiration date when pur- chasing for better nutrient quality. So how much should, I use? A suggested safe and effective daily intake of ground flax seed is about 4 tablespoons or 1/4 cup. Raw ground flax can be sprinkled in with your cereal in the morning or on your yogurt. Many people stir it into juice or other foods. There are many great recipes that use flax. One tablespoon of flax seed oil has been recommend- ed as a daily amount to provide ade- quate omega-3 lhtt-y acids. The oil however does not contain lignans or the other types of fiber that would be found in ground flax. Flax may be substituted for to 1/3 of the flour called for in a recipe. For example if a recipe calls for 1 cup of flour, you could substitute cup of flax seed and cup of flour into the recipe. However. since flax has a high fat content, be sure to reduce the fat in the baked product by 2-3 table- spooons for every cup ground flax that you use in a recipe. Give flax a try! All my best - Julie NDNA past president honored at MSUM NDNA Past President Jason Nordmark, publisher of eight North Dakota newspapers, was honored with an alumni award at Minnesota State University Moorhead during its Homecoming celebration Sept. 18-26. Receiving Distinguished Alumni Awards: John Richman. president ~O~lege of Sci?nce2"(NDSCS); _ Sal president of Haider Development Corporation: Jason Nordmark, a North Dakota newspaper publisher; and Cynthia and Gary Nolte. Receiving the Outstanding Young Alumni Award: Kerstin Kealy Esterby, a WDAY television news anchor and producer. Receiving the Eva Vraspir Excellence in Nursing Award: Larry Dahlen, associate professor at Mount Mary College, Sioux Falls. S.D. The seven were recognized at an Nordmark awards banquet Friday, Sept. 25 at the Heritage Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. Jason Nordmark. a Rolla. N.D., native, is a t 993 MSUM mass com- munications (print journalism) graduate. He will receive the College of Business and Industry Alumnus of the Year award. Nordmark began his journalisln career at the Watertown (S.D.) Public Opinion and later moved to Mason City, Iowa, to work for the Mason City Globe-Gazette. He pur- chased his hometown newspaper in 1997, the Turtle Mountain Star in Rolla. N.D. In 2005. they purchased six addjtional North Dakota com- munirj newspapers in Ellendale,5 Oakes, Park River, Towner, Medora and Beach, and also started the Lake Metigoshe Mirror. a commu- nity newspaper serving Lake Metigoshe and Bottineau County. He and his wife. Audrey, (nee Bowers. a 1993 MSUM graduate) also are partners ill the North Central Printing in Rugby, N.D. They have three daughters. Nordmark served as president of the North Dakota Newspaper Association in 2008. Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley to Host 5K Fun Run/Walk and Kid's % Mile Run Grand Forks. ND - October 1. 2009 - The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley will host the first annual Red Shoe 5K Fun Run/Walk and Kids Mile Run in Grand Forks on October 31, 2009. Participants of all ages are invited to join the effort to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley located in Fargo, ND. The race will start and end at the Home of Economy with registra- tion beginning at 8:00 A.M Prizes will be awarded for best costume, top fundraising, and top finishers. Last year over 100 people from the Grand Forks area stayed at the Ronald McDonald House which serves the m-state area. The Fargo facility provides a home-away-from- home for parents and families whose seriously ill children are being treat- ed at MeritCare Medical Center, Innovis Health. Roger Marts Cancer Center, Prairie St. John's, and the Eating Disorder Institute. The Ronald McDonald House relies 100% on donations to operate their facility. It serves families 365 days a year and is staffed 24 hours each day fbr the comfort and safety of their guest. For more information about the Red Shoe 5K Fun Run/Walk, Kid's Mile Run or the Ronald McDonald House, please call Stacy Duncan @ 701-232-3982 or email stacy@nnhcfargo.org or visit the website www.rmhcfargo.org. ATTEMTIOM: C0 AMD JOIM IHE AC IE TEAM The Aggie Booster Club is a non-profit organization for the promotion of financial and moral support for the athletic program of the Park River School System. The club supports and recognizes students involved on athletic teams and it assists the administration, coaches and athletes. The Aggie Boosters have been raising funds for over twenty years to help improve the athletic facilities of the Park River School System. Monthly meetings are advertised and held from September through May. The elected officers attend all meetings and any other members are welcome and encour- aged to attend. Many different committees are needed for this organization, such as setting up sports banquets, tournaments, membership/fund raising, and school/public relations. Membership includes any person in the community who supports and pro- motes the purposes and objectives of this organization and pays their annual dues. Annual membership is $ I 0.00 per family. If you are not already a member of the Aggie Boosters, please consider joining the "team". Just reliable and solid news Send names and dues to: lie Boosters Box 63 Park River, o o o o Around the County Walsh County Extension Office Park River. 284-6624 Dates to Remember: - Livestock Judging Practice Sun Oct. 4th at Miller's Shorthorns at 9:00 am Frost Damage Corn Eate Season - If a killing froSt occurs before grain fill is complete, yield potential and quality could be affected. If corn is frosted during the early dent then we could expect a 32% reduction in yield, dent stage then a 23% yield reduction and late dent a 15% yield reduction. However, observations of frost damage are best made by waiting at least 2 or 3 days after frost occurred. A killing frost can occur when the temperature in the crop canopy drops from 32F to 28F for a short time (5-10 minutes) or if the canopy temperature stays at 32F for 4 to 5 hours. This is adequate to kill the entire plant. A lighter frost of 30-32F lasting an hour or two, could kill leaves but not the stalk or ear shank. When only a portion of the leaves are killed, those not killed can con- tinue to function and contribute to grain yield if good growing condi- tions follow frost. Soybeans - Soybean tops are eas- ily damaged by frost in the 30 F to 32 F range. Temperatures under 30 F for any extended period of time can completely kilt soybean plants (stems and leaves). Generally speak- ing, the soybean fields planted in narrow row spacing (6-7 inches to 15 inches), may have slightly more tolerance to light frosts than soy- beans planted in wider rows (30-36 inches). Also soybean plant popula- tions that have thin stands are more affected and injured by frost. The thick plant canopy of the solid-seeded, closely drilled beans tends to hold the soil heat better and protects the lower portion of the plants and developing pods to some degree. Pods in the lower por- tion of the plant should continue to fill beans and develop normally but some maturity delay may occur. Beans that are still green and soft will shrivel; stalks rapidly turn dark green to brown and will not recover. Although, beans in pods that have turned yellow will mature normally. Studies have shown that "yellow" pods sprinkled with brown are the best clue of physiological maturity. It is suggested to open pods and check shrinking of beans and look for separation of beans from the white membrane inside the .pod. This indicates the soybeans are physiologically mature and fairly safe from frost injury. Remember that all pods may not mature evenly so be sure and check a few different areas in the field. Research information from Wisconsin has shown that all vari- eties tested had reduced yields when frost occurred at or before R6 (full seed). The greatest yield losses occurred when frost occurred at stage R5 (begin seed). Maturity was hastened by some frost treatments and was not delayed in any of the trials studied. Seed moisture may be slightly higher and seed size usually is reduced as the soybeans dry and shrinks. A frost will not hurt soybean yields if the soybean growth stage is beyond R7 (begin maturity). A frost between R6 and R7 may or may not affect yield, depending on the tem- perature and duration of the freeze. The most significant effect of an early frost on soybeans may be in the reduction of quality to use as a future source of seed. Air tempera- tures of 29 F are necessary to com- pletely kill corn and soybean plants. Let's hope those temperatures are still a few weeks off! Take Care - Marty Conway Columnist Dakota If North Dakota were a person, it would be deported for lack of doc- umentation. The bookshelves, film libraries and magazine racks are sparse when it comes to North Dakota history, culture, govern- ment and economy. For that reason, the Dakota Institute. is a welcome addition to the publishing being done by the State Historical Society and the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies. A new kid on the historical block, the Dakota Institute will be adding its efforts to the documenta- tion of the state by sponsoring sym- posia, book publishing, film docu- mentaries and interpretative exhibits on state history and person- alities. The Institnte is a branch of the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation of Washburn. The Fort Mandan Foundation is the organi- zation that rebuilt Fort Mandan. 1804-05 winter quarters of the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery, and developed the Lewis & Clark Interpretative Center under the leadership of Washburn native David Boflaug. Heading the Institute is Clay Jenkinson. a Rhodes and Danforth scholar, who is best known around North,Dakota for his first-person interpretations of Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis and Theodore Roosevelt. Clay is also a Distinguished Visiting Humanities Scholar at Bismarck State College and lead scholar at the Theoddre Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University. Jenkinson teamed up with David Swenson to direct "When the Landscape is Quiet Again: The Legacy of Art Link,'" a one-hour film that won regional and national awards and appeared several times on Prairie Public television. The American Association for State and Local History presented Jenkinson with the Award of Merit for his work on the film. The Dakota Institute is now working on a documentary of the Governor Bill Guy administration. Depending on availability of resources, other possibilities for future documentaries include the Harold Schafer family, Eric Sevareid. Sister Thomas Welder. and others now honored in the North Dakota Hall of Fame. Last April. the Institute hosted a second symposium on the 1832-34 Missouri River expedition of German Prince Maximilian and Swiss Artist Karl Bodmer. Next spring, a symposium will be held on the life and times of Eric Sevareid. In other types of documentation, the Institute will republish several books written by Jenkinson and is already sponsoring The Thomas Jefferson Hour. a popular public radio l ature hosted by Jenkinson. Because the Fort Mandan Foundation is a private nonprofit organization, it has the flexibility required to entertain a diversity of proposals utilizing a variety of media with a mixture of grants and donations. The Foundation has almost 1.000 supporting members located in 34 states, indicating incredible growth for an organiza- tion born in the '90s. ge Is in the Wind Small Town Success Summit Tuesday, Oct. 20 ~ 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lake Region State College, Devils Lake "Keynote Address "Board of Director Training *Roundtable Topics Cost: $45 Call 701-662-1578 or register online at wwwJrsc.edu/workforce Platinun~ Sponsors: Devils Lake Region trainN;; Partnership Northeast Law enforcement to focus on seat belts in October North Dakota law enforcement officers will be out in full force from October 4-17 ticketing those who are not wearing a seat belt. According to tile North Dakota Department of Transportation, there are 20 agencies, including the North Dakota Highway Patrol, city police departments, and county sheriff's departments, participating in the statewide effort. Seat belt use is a key factor in sur- viving vehicle crashes and rollover crashes. "The vast majority of peo- ple who are ejected from a vehicle during a crash don't survive," said NDDOT Director Francis Ziegler. "In most cases, these people would have survived if they had been using their seat belts." Nearly 75 percent of people killed in crashes in 2008 were not wearing seat belts and even though not all crashes are survivable, the majority of crashes are, provided safety restraints are in use. To date this year 105 fatalities have occurred in North Dakota and 70 percent were confirmed as not wearing a seat belt. "Seat belts save lives," said Ziegter." NDDOT, along with the state Highway Patrol, local law enforcement agencies, Safe Communities and other traffic safety partners, will remain committed to working together to encourage seat belt use through education, enforce- ment and community programs." It is the law to wear a seat belt in North Dakota. The law states a driv- er under the age of 18 can be pulled over for not wearing a seat belt: The law also states a driver 18 or olde~; can be cited for not wearing a seat belt if pulled over for another viola- tion. The fall campaign reinforces the importance of wearing a seat belt to buckle up and save lives. Korean-Vietnam Veterans Reunion The 20th Annual ND Korean- Vietnam Veterans Reunion and Commemoration will be held at the Jamestown. ND All-Vets Club Fri.. were on active duty for the two wars and Canadian veterans. Veteran's spouses and guests are also invited. To assist with planning, preregistra- tion is appreciated. Interested veter- ans may get infoxraation'or preregis- terby contacting the Chairman, 1739 4th Ave. NE. Jamestown. ND58401. Phone: (7011 952-0893. Registration will be open at the All- Vets Club during the reunion. Registration charge is $5.00 per vet- eran and $3.00 for spouses. The Friday, Oct.9th program con, sists of registration, entertainment. and meeting fellow veterans. On this date, National Guard and reservists on active duty during the Korean War and reservists that setwed during the Vietnam War are urged to gather at the reunion. The Saturday Oct. 10th schedule includes a noon luncheon program, auction and the reunion banquet at 7:00 pma. Tickets for the banquet are $14.00. Entertainment will be pro- vided tbtlowing tile banquet. The reunion will conclude Sunday morning, Oct. 11 with a con- tinental breakfasl and memorial service. The public is invited to attend this program. The chairman reports that some veterans have attended all or nearly all reunions the past twenty years. He hopes more Korean-Vietnam vet- erans will attend the 20th reunion. / No Batteries " No Crashes / No Lost Files Newspapers: Carrying the Torch of I National Newspaper I !Week OcL 4-10. 2009i 1