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Page 6 The Sta September 27, 2021 FRIENDSAND NEIGHBORS West Nile cases increase inhorses and sheep r Bank makes big donation , Dacotah Bank of Rolla donated $10,000 to the Rolla Community Endowment Foundation (RCEF) last week, on the same day long-time Rolla branchpresident and current regional pres- ident Dan Vollmer retired. Above: Current Dacotah Bank President Dawn Fitzgerald, right, hands the $10,000 donation check to RCEF Board President Barb Mothershead. The donation’will‘be matched by Starion Bank as part of its $100,000 matching grant program for the RCEF. Below: Dan Vollmer, right, addresses those who gathered at Dacotah Bank during his retirement party. ‘0n the far left is LeAnn Vollmer and Heather Juntunen is second from left. Dan spent 37 years with Dacotah Bank system as well as being president of First State Bank in Rolla for several Last month, the North Dakota Department of Agri— culture was notified of four confirmed cases and one sus- pect case of West Nile virus in horses, and one infected sheep. Animals resided in Ramsey, McIntosh, Stark, Grand Forks, Barnes and Nelson counties. All animals showed neurologic signs, none were vac— cinated and two of the animals have ’died. “Although we’re headed toward fall, mesquite season is still here,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “Horse 'owners should take extra care to protect their animals.” “Like many other Midwestern states, we are seeing an increase in West Nile cases,” State Veterinarian Dr. Ethan Andress said. “Horse owners should immediately seek veterinary care for any horse showing incoordination', muscle tremors and fever.” According to the CDC, West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito—bome disease in the United States. The virus typically infects birds, horses and people, but any animal can be infected. Vaccines are available to prevent infection in horses, but there are no vaccines currently approved for people. In addition to annual vaccines, horse owners should take these extra steps to protect their horses: ' Keep animals indoors during peak periods of mos— . quito activity Install and maintain screens in stall openings ' Use fans in barns to dispel mosquitoes Apply species-appropriate insect‘repellant Keep areas around stables and barns free of weeds and manure, and drain areas of standing water ' Clean water tanks and buckets frequently ' Remove debris and containers that can hold water where mosquitoes could breed For more information about West Nile virus or other reportable animal diseases, visit www.nd.gov/ndda/ani- mal-health-division or contact a local veterinarian. Squirreling away garden seeds years prior to its sale to Dacotah Bank. Vaping- education is important for young people E—cigarettes/Juul are threatening to addict a new generation to nico- tine. , Many young people did not know the health risks of ercigarettes/Juul when they started using them. In fact, most youth e-cigarette users think they vaped only flavoring, not nico- tine, the last time they used a prod- uct. The nicotine levels in e-cigarettes varies a great deal. There are health. risks from vap- ing. Youth exposure to nicotine can harm brain develOpment, alter nerve cell functioning and make adolescent brains more. susceptible to other ad- .‘ f I? Liar Register at. wwwp Dacegardermwm .-'Iir.2rvestdiiincr Cali for reservations: i 888 432 6733L‘Ht“) F‘QE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY OCT. 5 'M‘Ifi-IWQMH . ., dictive drugs. The adolescent brains keep devel- oping until the age of 25-30 years of age. It also has intensified during the COVID- 19 pandemic.‘ According to the Research pub— lished in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows that young people who reported ever using e-cigarettes were up to five times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 compared to those who had never vaped. Sadly, e~cigarette marketers inten- tionally target young consumers. They make it look so appealing with all the cool flavors, but it still has the nicotine in it which is very addictive. “My Life My Quit” is a great FREE,,Confidential counseling pro- gram which helps young people up to "the age of 17 who want help quitting all forms of tobacco including vap- ing. My Life, My Quit. The coaches help youth: 0 Develop a quit plan, 0 Cope with stress, 0 Learn about nicotine and 0 Receive ongoing support. Youth can teXt/call or chat online with a Coach. The number to use is 855-891-9989. If you have any questions or con- cerns call Rolette County Public Health at 477-5646. INTERNATIONAL . PEACE GARDEN HARVEST DINNER Historic Lodge Friday. October 8 An outstanding menu of foil "favourites, great company and a Worthy‘cause, the HorVest Dinner is 0 can’t miss event. , 5:30 - 9:30 pm - Four-course‘Dinner and ' ' Music with The donzen Boys . $65 Genera! admission / $55 Lifetime Members 7:30 ~ 9:30 pm r- Garden admission included in ticket prices Music only - $20 Visit. website to learn more about Government or ‘ Canada mandated restrictions related to travel for Canadian visitors. By Carrie Knutson NDSU Extension Agent, Grand Forks County Last fall, I watched the local squirrel as he or she stashed away seeds from our bird feeder for the winter. Imitating the squirrel’s frugal behavior, I am going to save some garden seeds for next year. If you had a hard time finding seeds this past year. you might feel the need to do the same. What seeds can ‘you save? You can save any seed you want, but the plants that grow next year. might not look the same. Once you know what method of , pollination the plant uses and how the original plant was produced you will have a better understanding of how the saved seed will perform. ‘One method of pollination is self— ,_pollination. Self-pollinated plants are W‘s’elf—fertile and will produce seed from pollen from the same flawer on the same plant. Plants grown from these seeds will be almost identically (to the parent plant. Examples of self- pollinated plants in the garden are beans, peas, tomatoes and peppers. Another method of pollination is cross-pollination. Cross-pollinated plants need pollen from another flower, plant and sometimes another variety or cultivar to set seed. Exam- ples of cross-pollinated plants in the garden are cucumbers, melons, squash, pumpkins and gourds. The seeds . from these cross-pollinated vegetables may look different from the parent plant. Sometimes cross- and-self—polli- nated plants are referred to as open- pollinated plants. Hybrid plants are developed by carefully controlling pollination. Cer- tain plants are crossed to get desir— able growth characteristics. Be careful saving s'eed from hybrid plants, as your saved seeds will have different characteristics from the par- ent plant. ‘ Save seed from fruit that is dis— ease free and mature, way past when you would harvest for eating. For ex- ample, beans should be dry, brown in color and the seeds should rattle in side. Peppers should be harvested when they are fully ripe and have a wrinkled appearance. Tomatoes should be a deep red color. Spread the seeds out indoors and let them dry completely before stor- ing. This can take a couple of weeks ‘or more depending on your home’s environment. Do not cut this process short, or you will have moldy seeds! Seeds can be stored in glass jars in the fridge. Small paper envelopes can be used tokeep’different seeds sepa- rate in the same jar. Remember to label the seeds with their name, vari- ety and the date of harvest. For best germination, seeds should be used within one year. The older the seed, the lower the germination rate. , You may have to do some re- search on the vegetables or plants that you want to save seed from. In the home garden it is hard to know for sure what pollinated what. So, saving seed can be a gamble. But it is certainly worth a try! Happy gar— deningl For more information about gar— dening. contact your local NDSU Ex— tension agent. Find the Extension office for .- your county at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/exten— sion/directory/counties. Janice Kriewald is retiring from g , Boyum Law Office on September 30, 2021, after 40-plus years. Her dedication, good work and friendship has been - and always will be - very much appreciated. ' I There is no finer person, , , Arnie and Janie Boyum lndian Day School will be dedicating the month of September to Child Find. Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act requires schools to identify, locate and valuate all children who are in need of special education and . related services. if you know of‘a child who is in need of special education or related services lease contact “the following staff member at your child’s schooL 0 Tiny Turtles/PSN: Terry DeCoteau '~ 477-6471 ext 3649 - terry.decoteau@belcourt.k12.nd.us TM Elementary School: Michael Blue michael.blue@bie.edu 477-6471 ext 3314 o TM Middle School: Melonna Plant melonna.plant@bie.edu - 477-6471 ext 3543 '- 0 TM High School: Danielle Sloan ‘ V daniell’e.sloan@belcourt.k12.nd.us - 477-6471 ext 3293 - Ojibwa Indian School: Darilyn LaRocque . dariyn.laroche@ojibwa.k12.nd.us - 477-3108 - Dunseith Indian Day School: Angel Poitra-Keplin _ angel.poitra@bie.edu ' 263-4636 ext 137