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Page 4 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS ° WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2_0 1 5 FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK... By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist BY ALLISON OLIMB EDITOR, W'ALSH COUNTY PRESS Welcome to that magical time of It used to be one of those awe- the year when we change our clocks some days when you have an extra for some reason. Or as I like to think hour so you get all excited and try of it, that magical time when my kids to figure out what to do with it... go to bed at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. throw a party, stay out late, be awe- becuase they can't tell time and don't some at being awesome. know any different. I took a nap. It proof that I make good life choices, cause ifI learned anything from that Halloween was cold and cranky, little experiment it was never wake We hit a couple of houses, swung by a sleeping bear. the relatives and then called it a I got a handful of goodies because night, because tears do not equal a folks in small-town North Dakota successful haul. And when the kid treat you well and you can make out bails on the costume after the first pretty good even after about five house, it is just a lot of awkward ex- houses. The dream for a better ad- plaining of what he was supposed to venture is still out ther for next year be at every house after that. though. I only have a limited amount Swing back around to that clock of these. They go from nap stage to thing that we do because Benjamin I'm going with my friends stage Franklin thought we could better use faster than you can change those our daylight and I wish we could clocks back That's when we all wish have used that extra hour on Hal- we had just a little more time. loween to get my son to take a nap Like"' the H ffsh CounO; Press on Face- before he passed out at 5 p.m. be- book.com. a constituent with a problem. Hell, Anyway, back to th e he couldn't even turn his back on roundup.We had unloaded at the a hungry dog! Smith Camp and Grandpa sent rid- One time we were rounding up ers out in different directions. We on upper Squaw Creek. We were were gathering from the Spotted holding herd west of the rock Horn down the creek to where it crossing below the Smith Camp. bends south. I imagine we had six I suppose there were twenty-five hundred cattle threw into the herd riders. I had a German Shepard by noon, when we started sorting cow dog by the name of King who pairs. was helping. He was one of the " It got to be early afternoon and smartest dogs I ever saw. And he the cook showed up. I won't say loved to tag along with Grandpa her name, but she was an old Jack. witch. She was the wife of one of Grandpa Jack always rode at a the ranch owners who had cattle ha trot. When we were still saddling the middle pasture. King and I up and adj usting cinches and get- were just ahead of Grandpa Jack ting chapped up, Jack would crawl in the chow line. As I filled my up on Joey and go trotting off on plate, I snuck a piece of fat off the the longest circle of the day: And roast beef and handed it to King. King would leave me and tbllow Man, that old lady ripped me Grandpa all day. apart. She said she hadn't cooked Hel 1o, I know many of you were aware that, for a day or so, I lost my dog. I wrote about it. He blew out the back of the pickukp (I don't have an endgate because of pilot error) and went under a trailer load of cattle. I wrote to you about it. But it got me thinking about oth- er dogs I have known. Some men sing about the ladies they've known, I think about dogs. I had Brooklyn, one of those wrinkly dogs. I had the previous Tyke, a red heeler and a genius. I had Lonesome and Lucky and Four. I had Shep and Ardly and I used to play Red Rover, Red Rover, Anti I Over. Or something like that. Last evening we got to visiting about some of the things Grandpa Jack used to do and say. About the meanest thing he ever said about anyone was to call them a "light- weighf'. He would refer to various legislators that way. He was a conservative old cowboy. But he never turned his back on someone in need. Whether they were a hitchhiker needing a fide, an Indian guy needing a little gas or a job, or all rooming to feed the dogs on the reservation. I felt kind of sheepish and walked along. Grandpa Jack didn't say a word. He just heaped his plate up with potatoes and gravy and roast beef. It looked to me like he took more than his share. Then he just sat that plate on the ground for King, got on his horse and trotted back to the herd! Not taking one bite for him- self. We all just shook our heads, sat our plates on the ground for the other dogs and went back to sort- ing cattle. That old lady never brought us dinner again! She reminds me of a story that a fi'iend just told me. Now this guy is an old team roper. He breakaway ropes and team ropes pretty often. And his wife is often home alone. The bar maid at the Dollar told him if she was married to him, she'd "feed him poison". Marvin just looked at her and said if "I was married to you, I'd be glad to drink it!" Later, Dean Happenings at Our Good Samaritan R vr.a Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. We have had a busy couple of weeks. Last week we had Clem Nadeau and The Twilighter's and the Sunshine• kids all come in to eelebrafe Hal!oween with us. Please join us on Sunday night for our Community Prayer Group at 6:45pm. This week Nov. 1 st - 7th Nov. 1st 2:30 Worship w/Pas- tor Hinrichs, 3pm Name that Tune, 6:45 Community Prayer Group Nov. 2nd 10am Embroidery Group and Men's Time, lpm Bak- ing Pumpkin Bread, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo Nov. 3rd 3:30 Bible Study Nov. 4th 3pro Candy Shop- ping in Pisek, 3:15 Bingo Nov. 5th 2:30 Devotions w/ communion, 3:15 Piano w/Father Luiten, 3:30 Fall Crafts, 6:30 Movie Night/Nacho Day Nov. 6th 10:30 Nail Time, 3:30 Rummage Sale Nov. 7th 9:30 Mass w/Father Luiten, lpm Word Game, 2:15 Bingo Next Week Nov. 8th - 14th Nov. 8th 2:30 Worship w/Pas- tor Torbit, 3pro Patty Page Trivia, 6:45 Community Prayer Group Nov. 9th 10am Embroidery Group and Men's Time, l pm Bak- ing Pumpkin Bars, 5pro Rosary, 6:45 •Bingo Nov. 10th 10am Crochet Group, 3:30 Bible Study Nov. 1 lth 10:30 Veterans Pro- gram all are welcome, 3:15 Bingo Nov. 12th 10:15 Make Your Own Pizza, 3pm Birthday Pary Hosted by St. Joeseph's Altar So- ciety, 6:30 Movie Night Nov. 13th 10:30 Nail Time, 3:30 Beading Nov. 14th 9:30 Mass w/Father Luiten, 1 pm Recycling Day, 2:15 Bingo Thank you to our many volun- teers; Pastor Hinrichs, Arnold Braaten, Shirley Sobolik, Linda Larson, Donna Settingsgard, Lois Ydstie, Mary Seim, Dorothy No- vak, Jeanean McMillan, Father Luiten, Terry Hagen, Corinne Ramsey, and anyone that I forgot. If you would like to volunteer please call Rose Ulland at 701- 284-7115. T..F you ARE 65 OR -YOU NEEb lPub Real Walsh County Health District ..... ,., .... ""°"°' Short Shots Over the past month our office • Tdap (the new Tetanus boost- went out to all the senior citizen er with whooping cough protec- sites across the county, as well as a few other sites where people tions-you need one as an adult) came in for flu shots. I was sur- • Shingles (Also called Zoster)- prised to learn dnring this time that you should get one after turning 60 many of our people 65 years of age years of age. or older were in need of a few vac- cines! If you have certain health con- Every doctor's clinic in the ditions there are other vaccines you state enters vaccinations they give need. into a statewide immunization Hepatitis B-You should get the computer. This allows any health- care agency the ability to look at Hepatitis B series if you are dia- your immunization record wher- betic, have liver disease or chron- ever you come for service, and ic kidney disease. hopefidly increases the likelihood that you will get all vaccines that Meningitis- You should get the are recommended for your age. meningitis shot if you do not have We found many people who were a spleen, or your spleen does not not up to date with vaccines as we work well. gave them their flu shot. This mo- tivated me to write an article Hepatitis A- You should get this about this. if you have liver disease If you are 65 years of age or Most people depend on their older you should have: health care provider to keep track • A yearly Flu Shot • PCV 13 (A new Conjugated of their vaccination records, so you pneumonia shot) should give us a call if you have • PPSV23 (Usually 2 of these any questions about what vac- pneumonia shots are given sepa- rated by at least 5 years) cines you may have had, or need. • Td (Tetanus Booster given We will help you figure this out. every 10 years) Call 701-352-5139. Do Protection Orders Prevent Domestic Violence? The month of October was ponderance of evidence." Tome, spent emphasizing the problem that is requiring proof beyond a of domestic and spouse abuse in !;shadow of'a d0ubL To build ifiaf North Dakota. While the public- sort of case may require another ity was commendable, it was not lawyer and more investigators. focused sufficiently to result in Violation of protection orders concrete corrective action,occurs more frequently when the The subject of abuse is broad, victims are on the lower socio- too broad for definitive re- economic rungs of the ladder. sponses. As a consequence, this These folks have even less column will consider only one money for lawyers and investi- part of the problem- protection gators and must live with ex- orders, tended violence. A protection order is a court While protection orders are directive issued against an ag- less than perfect, studies indicate gressive spouse when the threat that they do help control violence of violence is present. In the vast majority of cases, men are the ag- to a limited degree. But there are gressors and women are the vic- specific steps that could be taken tiros, to make them more effective. Violation of a protection order First, research tells us that a is contempt of court and repeat swift firm response will reduce offenses become Class A misde- future violations. That calls for meanors or Class C felonies, quick and complete reporting of While the law is written inall violations no matter how black and white, the definition of minor. a violation is gray. So what if the Since victims may be reluctant violator places a friendly call to to inflame an already hostile the victim or appears peacefully spouse, to be sure all violations at the door? are reported our parole and pro- If that happens, the victimbation officers could check peri- may feel that the violation is not odically with victims to monitor worth the trouble involved in ac- violations. As third parties, they tivating all of the machinery in- could report violations with im- volved in enforcement, munity. Another real reason could be When a violation occurs, fear that reporting a casual con- tough action on the first offense tact would result in reprisal on dampens future problems. In the part of the offender who has fact, 20 states have laws requir- already been identified as a ing mandatory arrests on the first threat. And both parties know offense. that there are subtle ways to in- Second, the legislature should cite fear without direct contact, take another look at the level of In order to initiate a protection proof required to obtain a protec- order, the North Dakota Supreme tion order. We should know Court has ruled that the "party whether or not all victims are seeking a domestic violence pro- tection order must prove actual getting the protection they need. or imminent domestic violence Third, one of the strategies of by a preponderance of evidence." aggressors is to press the victim This is a very high bar when into submission through expen- we look at some key words, sive harassment and litigation. How does a victim "prove" vio- The money game is on the ag- lence? Unless she has obvious gressor's side and public funds bruises, she will need to hire an and resources ought to be avail- attorney or an investigator to put able to victims to level the play- a case together. And guess who ing field. controls the family's finances. Divorce breeds ill will and So if the aggressor controls the threats. The increasing popular- money, how does a victim pay ity of divorce suggests the need for the lawyer? to keep protection laws equal to a Then there is the phrase "pre- growing challenge. When a violation occurs, tough action on the first offense dampens future problems. In fact, 20 statesliave laws re- cjuiring mandatory arrests on the first offense." NDSU Extension Service "I think Dad may be drying socks in the dehydrator next," our son said with a laugh. My husband rolled his eyes and glanced in nay direction. I think he wanted me to defend him. Earlier this fall, I bought a new food dehydrator. We had a bumper crop of large apples, and our kids enjoy naturally sweet dried apples as snacks. We made several batches. One day, I couldn't find the pineapple I purchased for dinner. I noticed the sound of the tbod de- hydrator humming in the back- ground. Yes, pineapple slices were in the dehydrator that day. The pineapple slices were quite tasty, but they were much small- el'. I didn't say, "Honey, you shrank the fruit." My latest kitchen gadget purchase was be- ing used. I bought some tangerines one evening during a quick stop at the grocery store. You guessed it. Only a few escaped being dehy- drated the Ibllowing day. "The tangerines were for nay lunch," I noted with exaggerated disappointment. My comment prompted the "sock" comment from our son. One of our daughters plucked a tiny piece of dried tangerine from the tray and examined it as though she were a food critic. She defended her dad, saying, "These tangerines have a highly inter- esting texture and flavor." I'm not sure why she made her comment in a fake British accent, but we all laughed. "I'm glad you're using the dehydrator. Please keep using it," I said to nay husband. We were teasing him a bit too much some moisture to grow. Mold, however, grows on foods with lit- tle moisture. Because of the renewed inter- est in gardening and local food production, food preservation has increased in popularity. Food varies in moisture content and density, so dehydration is less pre- cise than other types of food preservation. Drying fruit is a good place to start, but be aware that fruits re- quire various preparation steps prior to drying. For example, apples turn brown (oxidize) read- ily when their flesh is exposed to oxygen after peeling. Therefore, they need to be treated with an an- tioxidant, such as a citric acid or ascorbic acid (vitamin C) mixture. These powders can be purchased in the canning section in many grocery stores. Fruit juice dips, such as orange juice or lemon juice, can be used to pretreat fruit prior to drying, but they do not work as well as the powdered versions of the natural acids they contain. Heat also can be used to help prevent browning. For example, syrup blanching and steam blanching can be effective in maintaining the quality of fruit during the drying process. Fruit leathers are fun to make with kids. YOU can start with ap- ple sauce with a little cinnamon to make your own sweet treat at a low cost. Berry leather is an- other tasty treat that is fun to make with kids. Although ovens at low temperatures for long pe- riods of time can be used to de- hydrate foods, food dehydrators are a safer option when working with children. that day. l ~ ...... Dehydration has, been a The tbllowing fruits were ratS' metiaod of preserving i}md Since ...... • " ' ed as excellent or good bythe early fiist0ry when refrigerators UniversityofGeorgia for prepar= and freezers were not available to ing fruit leather: apples, apri- help prevent food spoilage. De- cots, berries, cherries, nectarines, hydration allowed people to have peaches, pears, pineapple, plums portable, lightweight and sate and strawberries. Other fruits food to enjoy throughout the (blueberries, cranberries)incom- year. bination can provide a good end Many types of dehydrated product, too. foods are available, including Visit https://www.ag.ndsu. raisins, prunes, jerky and dried vegetables used in "instant edu/food for three fact sheets soups." about drying food. Click on Dehydration probably was "Food Preservation" then "Dry- discovered by accident when ing" to access the inIbrmation. early civilizations left food out in J,,Ue C;(lrdell-Robil,.,'on. PhlD., RID', the sun and wind. Dried food will isa, orth Dakota State University Ex- not spoil as quickly because bac- tensionAk, rvice fi)od and nutrition specialist and pro/bssor in the Department of Health, Nutri- teria and other organisms need tion amtFxercise .Sciences d the The North Dakota State Uni- versity Extension Service is hold- ing Sustainability and Stockmanship workshops at Lin- ton Livestock on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Kist Livestock in Mandan on Thursday, Nov. 19. Both daylong workshops start at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $40, which will include a noon meal, handouts and breaks. The cost tbr additional registrants from the same operation is $20 per person. A $10 fee will be added for late registrations. Curt Pate, a rancher from Rye- gate, Mont., who has been con- ducting demonstrations, clinics and on-site training on stock- manship and safety for more than a decade, will be the featured speaker. Pate will share his ideas and knowledge of low-stress cat- tle handling to help producers improve their skills in stockman- ship and stewardship. Cattle will be available for a hands-on demonstration at both locations. Other topics and the presenters al 7e:: • Market update - Tim Petry, NDSU Extension livestock econ- omist • Making the beef business work - John Dhuyvetter, area NDSU Extension livestock sys- tems specialist • Veterinary feed directive - Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock• stew- ardship specialist • Vaccine and syringe handling - local Extension agents Also, a panel of local veteri- narians will answer questions on timely topics. The workshop will qualify for producers to certify or re-certify for the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. BQA certifica- tion will cost producers an extra $15 per operation. The registration deadline is Nov. 13. For more information and to register, contact: Linton workshop - Kelsie Ege- land, Extension office, Emmons County, at (701) 254-4811. Mandan workshop - Jackie Buckley, Extension office, Mor- ton County, (701) 667-3340. as Editor's Note The Around the County colmnnn was not available this week. It will return soon as possible.