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PREss PERSPECTIVES Page 4 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS - Wednesday, November 27, 20 9 . FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK... BY ALLISON OLIMB Eon-on, WALSH COUNTY PRESS “What are you thankful for?” Is the single most loaded question in American history. When you are a kid it can be anything from kittens to glitter paint. When you are an adult, the reality around you can make those choices look a little silly. Sometimes it is easy. Some- times is can be oh, so hard. Then, once a year, we are ex— pected to put it all out on display for the dinner table. There is sometimes too much. There is sometimes not enough. Hello, Well, the storm that was fore- cast for opening day of deer sea- son wasn’t as bad as was antici- pated. Although in many parts of North Dakota, it was wet enough that the trails a farmer or rancher has to drive on all winter are full of ruts and hunters are going to be cussed for a long time. And judg- ing by the pictures posted on so- cial media, a lot of big bucks were harvested. It doesn’t al- ways take a big buck to make a successful hunt. I recall a day back in the eight— ies when we had a house fill] of deer hunters snowed in for sever- al days. You couldn’t hunt. You couldn’t do anything but hunker down and play poker or pinochle. Untold sums of money changed hands. I figure between the food the hunters ate, and the money of mine they won, I could have tak- en Shirley on a wonderful vaca- tion. So, as deer season winds down, and we start getting ready for Thanksgiving, I thought I’d tell you one more deer camp story. One that kind of ties Thanksgiv- ing and deer season together. Now, I wasn’t there, but I heard all Good ((1 ,samaritan ( '“ )bocicty'“ Pam; Rwru We pray you all have a safe and Blessed Thanksgiving and we are so Thankful for the many stafl and vol- unteers that make our lives so much better each and every day! This week Nov. 24th 30th Nov. 24th 2:30 Worship w/ Pas- tor Merchant, 3:30 Cards/Games Nov. 25th 10am Embroidery Group, 1pm Baking Spritz Cookies, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo Nov. 26th 9am Peeling Pota- toes, 3pm Turkey Facts Nov. 27th 9am Peeling Pota- toes, 10am Buttering Lefse, 11:15 Resident Council, 3pm Bingo Nov. 28th Happy Thanksgiving Nov. 29th 10:30 Nail Time, Christmas Decorating Nov. 30th 9:30 Mass w/ Father Miller, 1pm Crafts, 2:15 Bingo Next week Dec. lst -7th Dec. 1 st 2:30 Worship w/ Pastor El“? PublicI-Iealth Prevent. Promote. Protect. Do you make the same stuffing for Thanksgiving every year? Have you ever thought about changing up your recipe? Check out this easy recipe for Apple Stuffing from the NDSU Extension agency: Ingredients 0 1 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1/2 cup finely chopped, un- peeled apple - 1 1/2 cup applesauce - 1 (8-02.) package stufling mix 1 cup low-fat, reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves 1 tsp. ground sage 1/2 tsp. salt Nannette Hoeger, Activities Dir. Do you want your news noticed? Do you or your group have a story to tell? , Contact The Press: (701) 284-6333 These past few weeks a relative who has kiddos around the same ages as mine has had a little one in the hospital with a mystery illness. The updates were devastating. Her Lilly is so much like my own Lily. They are both made out of mischief and adorableness. That little one in that hospital bed that looked much too big was a shadow of the energetic little girl that her mama typically posts about on social media. When little Lilly got out of that hospital, she had been treated for this from a deer friend who nev- er missed the deer opener and the nightly quarter limit poker games that deer camp entailed. I’ll just jump to the chase. Deer camp was set up at the base of Bear Den. Bear Den was a hill in the badlands that was steep and curvy. In the heart of some of the most rugged badlands in the state. It was in an area that was ac- cessible only by foot or horseback. If you were riding a darn good horse. It is the place where the thir- ty point muley buck makes his home. The first night of deer camp, the essentials were unpacked. They in- cluded a few cuts of cold meat, several cases of beer, and a couple of jugs of adult beverages. As the story telling began, one of the local ranchers began telling of the albino turkey that had been seen several times that summer Happenings at Our Good Samaritan Antal, 3pm Christmas Tree Facts Dec. 2nd 10am Embroidery Group, 1pm Making Fudge, 5pm Rosary, 6:45 Bingo V Dec. 3rd 1pm Cards/Games, 3:30 Christmas Decorating Dec. 4th 3:15 Bingo Dec. 6th 10:30 Nail Polish Time, 1pm Music Therapy, 3 :30 Christmas Craft Dec. 7th 9:30 Mass w/ Father Miller, 1pm ND Snow Facts, 2: l 5 Bingo Thank you to our many volun- teers: Pastor Neuberger, Shirley Sobolik, Ruth Hall, Mary Lund, Pas- tor Hinrichs, Father Miller, and anyone else I have missed I am sor- ry. If you would like to volunteer please call Rose Ulland at 701- 284-7115. SPICE UP YOUR STUFFING 11-2019 Walsh County Health District Short Shots by Carly Ostenrude, RN 1/2 tsp. ground pepper Directions Spray medium skillet with non- stick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Add Onion . and celery; cook and stir about 5 minutes. Add apple; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to large bowl. Stir in apple sauce, stuffing mix, broth, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper. Place stufling in greased 8-inch square pan. Cov- er pan; bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until hot. Makes 8 servings. ***Per Serving: about 146 calo- ries, 1.3 grams (g) of fat, and 29.9 g carbohydrate her illness, but they still had no more answers than before. As an adult it can be so frustrating to see pain and hurt. It can be so frus— trating to have no answers and a sense of dread. This little girl’s young cousin put it in perspective. His mom said, “For ‘high low bufl‘alo’ last night Andrew said, ‘My high is Lilly is home. My low is she was sick... and my buffalo is that she will still be home tomorrow! ’” .r I said: “I get the high and the low... what does buffalo mean?” She explained: “The Buffalo is something you are excited about as you look forward.” So yes, Lilly was sick and we have no answers, but she is home and she will be home again to- morrow. In the eyes of a child, one step, one day at a time, is enough. The news, in general, has been Hat Tips by: Dean Meyer and fall. Some said it was a ghost. Others said although several at- tempts had been made to bag this , turkey, he seemed invincible. The evening progressed and bagging that turkey became more important than getting the big buck. Unknown to some of the par— ticipants in camp, one of the camp members had gone to a neighbor- ing ranch and borrowed (or pos- sibly purchased) a domestic turkey. They are white you know. During the night, as campers lie blissfiilly sleeping after a long night of beer drinking and card playing, this rancher tied this turkey up in a little clearing about 70 yards from deer camp. In the morning, one guy, I think it was Herbie, went out to relieve himself. As he was looking around, hoping to spot the thirty—point buck, his eyes came upon the elu- The era of good feeling between Thanksgiving and Christmas is an excellent time to take a serious look at a country muddled in violence, bigotry, intolerance, polarization and hatred. Polls show that the polarized Re- publicans and Democrats hate each other more than ever before and the election season is just ahead when we will experience unprecedented recrimination, anger and hate. Polarization is trickling down into the citizenry more and more. And as long as we join in demon- strating intolerance, anger and hate, there is no hope for moderation in the years ahead. Sure there are a lot of good peo— ple, churches, charitable and com- munity organizations doing their best to reach out to the victims and needy but their efforts are falling short. Many of us look to churches to champion love in these turbulent times but churches are having a dif- ficult time fighting ofl secularization of their faith and moral values. In the period of 1999—2001 and 2017- 18 masses of church members quit the faith and cut their financial sup— port. With less funding churches are less able to share. Love is in short supply. There is little generous love in the public domain because there is little generous love in the private domain. The public domain is what it is because we are who we are — and most of us are not wise enough to shed our grudges and hatreds. We want to hate President Trump; we love to despise Speaker Pelosi. Decency and love are on the run and we are a part of it. In this Thanksgiving-Christmas season when people are caught in the holiday spirit we need to launch an armistice on hate, a ceasefire on intolerance, a moratorium on self- ishness and a suspension of vio- lence and make Thanksgiving- Christmas a special season of love and charity. If we try it for a season, 7. . {is}? Season for Ceasefires and Love By Lloyd Omdahl tough lately — death, disasters, blizzards, harvest catastrophes. It has been tough for the communi- ty. It has been tough for the fann- ers. It has been tough for a variety of reasons. We might not be able to pull out a perfect single answer for the ever looming: “What are you thankfill for?” But I think a “high, low, buffalo” might be appropriate. Ithink that one step at a time might be the way to look at it. It can be easy to resort to small talk and generic answers, but (I would hope) the people around that dinner table with you want an honest answer as to how you are doing this year and what actually brings you joy. God bless the Lilys of this world and if kittens and glitter paint are on your list, I won’t hold it against you. “Like” the Walsh County Press on Face— bookcom. sive albino turkey. He sprang into action, not even bothering to put his shoes on. Trying to wake everyone without startling the white gobbler, he quickly grabbed his deer rifle. A 30-06! Now if you are not famil— iar with rifles, I will tell you a 30- 06 is made for deer, elk, and ele- phants. Not turkeys. , He sighted in on that poor old turkey and KABOOM! He missed. The turkey jumped in the air, ran to the end of his tether and stopped. KABOOM! The turkey jumped and ran the other way. No escape. This is the sad part. KABOOM! The third shot was dead center. Al- bino turkey feathers flew every- where. Herbie raced up the hill, not looking back to see everyone rolling on the ground in laughter. When he got to what was once an elusive, wild, albino turkey gob- bler, he found the blown up re- mains of a tame turkey hen. With a piece of baler twine tied around one field dressed leg. At least, that’s the way I heard it. Happy Thanksgiving! Dean ~5« maybe some of it will stick. In Moral Man and Immoral So- ciety, Reinhold Niebuhr predicts hard rowing for love beyond the front door — and he has no confi- dence in social engineering, reli- gion, education or wealth for reach- ing out to those in need He says that we are lucky to get action at the 10— cal level, let alone think about the starving and needy beyond the city limits. Niebuhr needs to be proved wrong — for at least one month. It should be possible. Here we are the richest, richest, richest country in the world while thousands of hu- man beings in North Dakota, the nation and the world are being tossed about without compassion or care. We have the resources to share but not the love to share them. We now have an increasing number of Moslems in North Dakota, many of them appearing in public jobs exposed to continual outbursts of intolerance. In that hi- jab is a human being who has feel- ings just as we do and probably goes home in tears afier a day of slurs and intolerance in a strange land. We may have become hardened by the historical abuse of African- Americans but the blacks among us are not in history. They are here and, like us, hurt when the bigots speak out. We need to feel what they feel. Hundreds of children in North Dakota get nothing but a Tiny Tim meal at Christmas and few gifts un- der the tree. The same is true about elderly folks who are fearfirl in their fragile days. So we have plenty of prospects upon whom we can shower gener- ous love. Hugs, treats, gifts, meals, and acts of kindness will do us bet- ter than hate, anger and intolerance. “But now abide faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” ‘There is little generous love in the public domain because there is little generous love in the private domain. Prairie F are NDSU Extension Service By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist 7 Tips to Catch Your ZZZZs I leaned over and looked at my alarm clock. I plopped my head back on my pillow. I did not need to be awake at 5 am. on a Sunday morning. The previous evening, we had moved all the clocks back an hour to switch from Daylight Saving Time to Daylight Standard Time. In anticipation of the time change, I stayed up a little late because I would have an extra hour to sleep. That didn’t work. At 5 am, my body thought it was 6 am, my usual wake-up time. My brain was wide awake, but my body was unwilling to move. I flipped over, closed my eyes and tried to make myself fall asleep. That really didn’t work at all. Eventually, I gave up and went downstairs, trying not to awaken the rest of my family or our dogs. I resisted taking a nap later in the day. However, by midaftemoon, I was dragging because of my sleep deficit. I stayed up a little late again that night. Unfortunately, the next morning, I woke up at 4:30 am. This was getting worse. Fortu— nately, by the third day, I had ad- justed. Adjusting to time changes usu- ally takes one to two days. We adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night to function at our best. Too little sleep can have many effects on our health, including weakening our immu- nity. Long term lack of sleep can increase our risk for chronic dis- eases such as diabetes and heart disease. Too little sleep also can promote weight gain. According to the latest guid- ance, adults ages 26 to 64 need seven to nine hours, and older adults (ages 65-plus) need seven to eight hours. On the positive side, a couple of “catnaps” of 20 to 30 minutes in the morning and/or afternoon are OK, according to researchers. If you have occasional sleep is— sues, you are not alone. At least 50 million Americans have some type of sleep disorder. Consider these tips: 1. Do your best to stick to a sleep schedule, even on week- ends. If your sleep schedule has fallen outside of normal, make small changes. Maybe you are a night owl who usually goes to bed at midnight but you set a goal to go to sleep at 10:30 pm. so you fiinction better during the day. Try changing your bedtime by just 15 minutes a night. 2. Be aware of what you eat and drink because some foods and beverages will rob you of shut-eye. We are all different in what our bodies tolerate. Having too much caffeine and alcohol can lead to nighttime restlessness for most people. Watch out for cola, choco- What topics would you be interested in this winter? This has been one of the most trying growing seasons I have seen in my 37 years as an Extension agent and I am quite frankly at a loss as to where to take some of my win— ter programing. I am looking for ideas on what topics that crop pro- ducers would like to see. I know re- sistance is becoming more and more of a problem in Walsh Coun- ty and I intend to hit this hard this winter. I am seeing Marestail, wa- terhemp and kochia that glyphosate has no effect on. We are also seeing wild oat control problems in the western part of the county. Is stored grain management a topic you would be interested in coming to a workshop on? Crop producers I am looking for some guidance on this subject. Livestock producers, is it time to have a day of beef topics and pro- grams. I am considering doing a fiill day meeting instead of just a noon and early afiemoon meeting for our annual livestock improvement meeting. W011ld you be interested in l Around the County ‘ Walsh County Extension Office Park River 284-6624 By Extension Agent Brad Brummond late and high-fat foods. 3. Create comforta 1e sleeping quarters. A comfortable mattress and pillows are keys to good sleep. Be sure your bedroom is at the appropriate temperature: not too warm or too cold. A cooler room (between 60 and 67 de— grees) helps promote snoozing. Babies and young children, how- ever, may need slightly higher temperatures (65 to 70 degrees). 4. Turn off the TV, cellphones or other personal electronic de— vices. Better yet: Plug your phone in an outlet in another room. Ar- tificial light from all kinds of screens can affect our sleep. Many kids like to have constant contact with their friends on phones and iPads. Consider moving all screens out of their room to promote their well-being and ability to learn. 5. Add some ambience to your sleeping quarters. Calm music, nature sounds or “white noise” works well for some people. 6. Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual. Read a little while. If your mind goes into overload when you lie down to rest, make a list of things that you will take care of the next day. Then close your note— book and put aside your worries. 7. Take some deep breaths. Breathe in for a count of three and exhale for a count of three. Do five sets of these breathing exercises. Focusing on your breathing can be very calming. If you have ongoing issues with sleep, be sure to discuss them with your medical care provider to learn about potential, treatments. You can gather many more sleep tips at the National Sleep Foundation website (https://www.sleepfoundation.org/) I like to enjoy a small cup of herbal tea, such as chamomile or lavender, before I go toibed. Ifihdfi" "it to be a relaxing ritual.“ Ifiyou" need a bedtirne snack, try prepack- aging 100-calorie snacks such as this recipe. Or have a small bowl of cereal and milk. ‘ Do It Yourself Snack Mix 1 c. whole-grain cereal with fruit ‘ ' 1 c. Chex-type bran cereal l c. Cheerios 1/4 c. raisins or dried cranber- ries 1/4 c. peanuts 1/4 c. shredded coconut Mix together. If desired, prepackage in sandwich bags. Makes eight (scant 1/2-cup) serv- ings. Each serving has 110 calo- ries, 4.5 grams (g) fat, 3 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber and 80 milligrams sodium. Garden—Robinson, Ph.D., R.D.. L.R.D., is a North Dakota State University Ex- tension Service food and nutrition specialist and professor in the Department of Health, Nutri- tion and Exercise Sciences. Follow her on Twit— ter @jgardenrobinson something from 10 am. to 3 pm on the third Friday in January? This would allow us more time for speakers. What topics would you like addressed at this meeting? I am willing to go afier them. Horse lovers, I am currently working on a horse clinic for late spring. Some of the topics I am looking into would be feeding hors- es, horse forages, grains for horses, manure management, horse pasture management, seeding horse pas- tures, worming horses, contagious diseases, genetic testing and buying quality horse hay. Would you be in- terested in spending an evening or a Saturday at a location to get this information. We are looking at do- ing web—based programs where you could watch them at your leisure. I am also looking at doing a horse pasture walk this summer if you again might be interested, I have a lot of ideas. I need you to tell me if any of this interest you or if there is a topic I missed. My phone is 701-284-6624 or Bradley.brummond@ndsu.edu. I need to hear from you soon as I am planning my program.