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July 14 2016 Golden Valley News Page 5 Hello, Tis the fair season. Now, I don't mean weatherwise. As far as the weather goes, it is the season when farmers and ranchers have an eye cast on those thunderheads building up in the west. And living with the fear that that 90 degree day will sud- denly produce a chilling breeze and a hail storm can destroy a beautiful crop. I mean it is the season for county fairs to kick off. I don't think there is anything much better than a county fair. I mean, I'm not talking a big deal like the State Fair, but a little deal. Like the Grant County Fair, or McKenzie County Fair. Where the Homemakers, Lutheran Women, and the Lucky Leaf 4-H Club man the food booths. Where the steers, heifers, chickens, and rabbits are housed within cluck- ing distance of each other. Where there are turtle races, petting zoos, rodeos, and a parade down Main Street. In Grant County you can place a friendly wager on the turtle races.. In McKenzie County you might buy the winning bronc rider. In Slope County you can watch the rodeo or 4-H sale while sipping on a bloody mary. In Harding County, you can rodeo, enter the watermelon eating contest, street dance, and pick up all the free zucchini you want at the produce dis- play. Nearly all counties have home- made apple pie, juicy burgers, crop displays, and homemade ice cream. I grew up showing steers at 4-H and FFA. Usually halter broke a few days before the show. And Dad Hat Tips By Dean Meyer would sit just back of the crowd on Cim (short for Cimarron) with his rope down, waiting to rope the steer after he had drug me through the crowd and escaped. Seems a little funnier now than it did then. I usu- ally had the only steer in the show that had that purple stuff all over his wire cuts. Never did do real well in showmanship. When our kids were showing steers one year we had a couple bad ones. I mean real bad. They were Chi-Angus steers, with about an eighth pure devil I mean they would kick, chase, and honest... They would bite. I never saw anything like it. You know how many young kids cry when they realize their steer is meant for the barbecue. Will and Carmen named their steers T-Bone and Ribeye! If it wasn't for a certain vet and some wonder drugs, I don't think we could have shown them. But that is another story. Our highlight of the fair circuit one year was the Harding County fair down in South Dakota. I mean that t'air has the toughest competition in the world. Especially when it comes to rabbits. If you've ever driven across Harding County, you know there is a huge supply of rab- bits, deer, and antelope. And I am proud to announce that our granddaughter, Gracy, won the Grand Champion girl rabbit at the Harding County Fair! We always knew that girl was meant to be a champion, and now she has a trophy to prove it! And since then, both Gracy and Gage have: won the wa- termelon eating contest! Genetics of good eaters is passed o~n. Speaking of Hardifig County and fairs. It seems there is an old story about a couple of steer wrestlers from that area, whom one time stole the Grand Champion turkey at the big Fort Worth Stock Show. They proceeded to feast on roast turkey, not realizing till afterwards, when they saw it in the paper. $50,000 TURKEY STOLEN FROM STOCK SHOW! One of the cowboys told his sister it tasted just like rabbit! One of these same guys pulled a switch on a clown at the Houston As- trodome. The clown had an act where he would turn these two do- mestic ducks out of a gunnysack. His dog would haze them around and herd them back into the sack. One year, after weeks of planning and trapping, our cowboy took two wild ducks, captured in the Dakotas, to Houston. Under the veil of dark- ness, with a little help from a case of beer, the switch was made. The clown came out, dumped his ducks out, and away they went, flying around the Houston Astrodome! With twenty-five thousand people going nuts, and a Border Collie dog going insane! Wish I could have been there! Later, Dean nual nR planned in Mand Final preparations are being made for the 8th Annual Bakken Rocks CookFests in this year's host com- munities. The events, which includes a free barbecue, Bakken information ses- sions, informational booths and live entertainment will be held July 19 in Mandaree and July 21 in Stanley. This year's events will include music by local band and North Dakota Music Award winner ND 22 in Man- daree, and Tin Star in Stanley. nley "Although prices remain low, communities remain strong and we're excited to come out and celebrate that progress through this fun, family-friendly event." Tessa Sandstrom, communications manager for the North Dakota Petroleum Council and organizer for the events Session, Mandaree Community Cen- Tin Star; Mountrail County Fair "This event remains a favorite ter, featurin : , Building,8101 61St Street NW, Stan- ,among our companies and fa prjte Seg nt, .... ,, , , among the communitiesin the West," councilman , .... 7 p.m. Award pres- said Tessa Sandstrom, communica- Ron Ness, North Dakota Petro- tions manager for the North Dakota leum Council Petroleum Council and organizer for Kathy Neset, Neset Consulting the events. "Although prices remain Service low, communities remain strong and Lynn Helms, North Dakota De- we're excited to come out and cele- partment of Mineral Resources brate that progress through this fun, Panel: "Addressing Impacts, Im- family-friendly event." plementing Solutitms" Twelve teams in Mandaree and 11 4-7 p.m.: BBQ, In- teams in Stanley are set to compete formation Booths, & performance by -for the Judges' Choice and People's ND 22; Mandaree Pow Wow Choice awards for best cook teams. Grounds. Pow Wow Circle Representatives from companies and 7 p.m. Award pres- organizations will also be on hand to entation to Judges' Choice and Peo- help answer questions on pipelines, ple's Choice Cook Teams royalties, careers, drilling and pro- Stanley CookFest - July 21; (All duction, and more. There will also be times Central) a face painter, clowns, bounce house, 2:30-4:30 p.m.: Bakken In- and target shooting station hosted by formation Session, Mountrail County Mule Deer Foundation for the kids, Fair Building, 8101 61st Street NW, so families are encouraged to attend. Stanle, featuring: All activities are free and open to the Ron Ness, North Dakota Petro- public, leum Council The well-attended event typically Justin Kringstad, North Dakota draws between 1,000 and 1,500 peo- Pipeline Authority pie to each venue each year from sur- Lynn Helms, North Dakota De- rounding communities and counties, partment of Mineral Resources Details about the even are: Panel: "Addressing Impacts, Im- Mandaree CookFest - July plementing Solutions" 19; (All times Central) 4-7 p.m.: BBQ, Edu- 2-4 p.m.: Bakken Information cation Tables, & live performance by entation to Judges' Choice and Peo- ple's Choice Cook Teams Note: Although all events are free. attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to help the Lions Club collect more inventory for the Mountrail County Food Pantry. For more information and a list of participating companies, visit www.ndoilcancom/cookfest. The deadline for sub- mitted copy and stories and all ad orders is noon on Fridays. Call 872-3755 or e-mail goldenandbillings Sheriff's report Not too big, not too small! With the ff_xEr Ne/work, you oan,get 'era all/ Billings County Sheriff's Office report for June: - Traffic: warnings, 56; citations, 71; truck regulatory contacts, 4; pa- pers served, 1; general police calls, 62; motorist assists, 12; alarms, 3; fire call assists, 1; accidents, 6; con- trol burn calls, 1; weather related calls, 3; ambulance call assists, 13; agency assists, 14; animal complaint, 5 - Breakdown of citations for June; warnings (verbal and/or written), 56; speeding, 43; driving under suspen- sion. 2; no insurance, 3; disregarded stop sign. 2: no seat belt, 4; care re- quired, 2; failed to register motor ve- hicle, 1; drove without operators 'license, 1; driving under the influ- ence or APC, 1 ; crossed the median, 1 ; open container of alcohol in vehi- cle, 2; no drivers license in posses- sion, 1; no license plate on vehicle. 1; failed to carry registration card in vehicle, 1; failed to carry hunting li- cense on person, 3; leaking or sifting "load, 1; disregarded traffic control device. 1; failed to yield, 1 Run an ad this size in ALL NORTH DAKOTA NEWgPAPER9 for onlg $6OO! 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