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November 5, 2009 Page 3 \, Sports snapshots rylng Hello, I guess it was Ben Fral~klin's idea to do this time change deal. Ben had a lot of good ideas. And he liked the ladies. Which 'has nothing to do with this story, but I found it interesting. But I'm not sure we ever saved enough candles to make this deal worth the effort. I spend about a month in the fall telling Shirley "'it's really nine o'clock, not eight," when l head for bed. Then about a month in the spring, saying, "it's really eight o'clock" when I head for bed. I'm kind of a go to bed early guy. Now, Ben invented daylight savings time to save candles. You would really think a guy as smart as Old Ben would have realized tllat you couldn't fool the sun by changing the clock. But, I suppose when he got that shock from that kite, it kind of screwed thidgs up. Did I ever tell you about the time I had Shirley hold that kite during that storm? Remind me to do that some time. Then the argument comes up about central and Mountain Time. I've lived, on the border of these times most of my life. Where crossing the Little Missouri changes the time. We used to call ure o Hat Tips By Dean Meyer You would really think a guy as smart as Old Ben would have real- ized that you could- n't fool the sun by changingthe clock. it "white man time" and "'reserva- tion time" when you were lining up riders for a roundup. Just to make sure everyone was synchro- nized on what time to meet. Kind of like Mission Impossible guys looking at their watches. I do know one thing, when you play pinochle on mountain time, and get home on central time, it is a darn long day! But that too is another story. So. I've given this deal a lot of thought for a lot of years. Grandpa always said that daylight savings time was invented to give town guys time to play a round of golf after work in the summer. He was- me n't much of a goff fan. | guess peo- ple didn't just sneak away from work like the guys I know do now. So my idea is, instead of mak- ing the whole world change to fit the golfing schedule, just change the time you open your store! Like winter hours and summer hours. We could adjust to that pretty eas- ily. At least I can. I mean like now. you take a store that opens at nine, well that's really ten. I like an early dinner, so they are opening about the time I'm leaning towards lunch. And then after lunch I like to lay down for a little bit. Then happy hour is right around the corner. You see what I mean. First thing you know. ~'ou've wasted a whole day. There is a barber in Minot that opens at 5:30 central every morn- ing. Now that is 4:30 my time. And sometimes that is 3:30.1 like a lot of things, but I don't like hair down my neck at 3:30 in the morn- ing. But I have to admire someone who is consistent. Dad says he can get his haircut, and be back to Berthold when the caf6 opens at six. l've got to go teed calves They haven't adjusted their clocks yet. Later, Dean Learning I may have mentioned this before, but names have always interested me, especially names of towns or cities. One in particular is the city I lived in for a few years before returning to the nice, cool breezes (especially those that come in the winter) of North Dakota. The city I refer to is Las Vegas, Nev. While I was living there, I was informed that the name "Las Vegas," means "'the Meadows" in Spanish. When I was told that. I stopped and looked around, and thought to myself, "Ooookay. And just where is this meadow?" I mean, the city is in the middle of the desert. As far as the eye can see, there is nothing but sand, rocks, brush and more sand. "This is the desert, folks," I wanted to tell them. "A meadow is where there is nice, soft and abundant grass, and maybe a small stream or brook. Sorry, but this is NOT a meadow by any means." Unless, of course, they've just crossed the Sahara desert, in which all you basically have is sand - that's it. meaning Cook' s Corner By Jane M. Cook Well, curiosity, being what it is, got the better of me, and I had to look up the name of Las Vegas, and see if it actually did mean "the meadow." Well, curiosity, being what it is. got the better of me, and I had to look up the name of Las Vegas, and see if it actually did mean "the meadow." Yup, it did. But in addi- tion to that, is the explanation as to why it was named that. It seems that back in 1829, a Mexican trader, named Antonio Armijo, who was leading a 60-man party along the Spanish trail, veered from the normal route. A scouting party ~ode west in search of water. including an experienced young Mexican scout, Rafael Rivera. He left the main party and ventured into the unexplored desert, and within two weeks, he discovered a valley with abundant wild grasses growing and a plentiful water sup- ply. and found that it would reduce the journey by several days The abundant artesian spring water dis- covered, shortened the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles, eased rigors for Spanish traders and hastened the rush west for California gold. Between 1830 and 1848. the name Vegas, as was shown on maps of that day, was changed to Las Vegas, which means "the mead- ows ." SO 1 guess there ~s a reasonable explanation as to why a sandy, arid. hot, brush and rock filled place was named for a meadow. But, I don't know. It still looks like a desert to me. Critics of American agriculture intensify fforts This has been a good year for the critics of mainstream farming and ranching. Time magazine ran a cover story at the end of August sharply critical of modern farm pro- duction methods and the natio~s food supply. It said "food is increas- ingly bad for us, even dangerous" and blamed obesity on American agriculture. The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation was once on the cover of Time when that was considered a huge honor. Now, the magazine is a shadow of its former self in readership, editorial content and influence, but the recent story was a slap in the face to farmers and ranchers nevertheless. The University of Wisconsin chose Michael Pollan's book, In Defense of Food, to be given to all incoming freshmen this fall and incorporated into more than 60 courses from engineering to art. Pollan is a journalism professor from the University of California at Berkeley. His writing is critical of modern agriculture, food science and technology and the Western diet, including meat products. Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Bill Bruins,a dair}" t'anner, called Pollan's book % direct attack on the way we farm today." The university claimed it was not endorsing Pollan's views in choosing the controversial book. Pollan also had a speaking appearance on campus and a num- Other Views By Stewart Truelsen The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation was once on the cover of Time when that was consid- ered a huge honor. ber of :farmers and agriculture sup- porters were there to listen. Some wore T-shirts with the wording, "Eat food, be healthy and thank a farmer." The author said he didn't disagree with the shirts, but his books lead one to believe otherwise. A woman in the audience told a reporter, "'Unfortunately, if we don't show up and show our side, many of his claims will become truth." She is right about that. Mainstream farming and ranching are under an intensifying attack by critics who believe they can find a gullible audi- ence. The objective of some critics is to overturn America's family farm system and modern production agri- culture and replace them with com- munal farms. Animal agriculture would virtually disappear and farm- ing would become low-tech, requir- ing much more manual labor. It's not just modern agriculture that is being attacked: our nation's farm and ranch heritage is also. The miracle of American agriculture that contributed to the growth and pros- perity of the nation has become a shameful past in the eyes of some. T, he elegantly photographed Ken Burns PBS series, The National Parks: Am. erica's Best Idea, left the impression that using America's vast natural resources was one of the worst ideas! Naturalist and preservationist John Muir is one of the heroes of the recent documentary. Muir had an intense dislike for the bands of sheep that grazed on the western range. Unfortunately, he died in 1914, just a couple years before the wool and mutton from those sheep sustained American soldiers fight- ing a war on Europe's cold battle- fields. Both the past and present of American agriculture deserve better, fairer treatment. Americans have many affordable, healthy food chokes at the supermarket and farmers' market, thanks to genera- tions of farmers,anchers and others in the food industry. (Stewart 7)'uelsen is a regular contributor to the Focus on Agriculture series and is author of a new book marking the American Farm Bureau Federation's 90th anniversary. Forward Farm Bltreau.) LEGION 281 E MAIN - BEACH ND 701-872-4362 Pull Bingo Black Tabs JanieRathbun, ConnieBaertsch, Jack Marge Mosser, $20 each Live Friday & Saturday Hours: Mon-Fri. 3pm-lam Sat. lpm-lam Happy Hour: Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-6:30pm Playing Beach, 3; Richardton-Taylor, 0 Oct. 27 at Beach: Richardton-Taylor: 14.23.15 Beach: 25.25, 25 Statistical leaders: Kills: Beach.- Britmey Dietz, 4; Emily Hardy, 16: Abby Weinreis. 4. Digs: Beach - Caitlin Maus, 14, Brittney Dietz, 12, Kayla Dolyniuk. 10. Assists: Beach - Kayla Dolyniuk, 25. Blocks: Beach - Emily Hardy, 4. .Service Aces: Beach - Abby Weinreis, 3: Brittney Dietz, 3. Mott/Regent 3: Heart River 0 District Tournament Beach High School. Oct. 30: Heart River: 17, 20, 17 Mott/Regent: 25, 25, 25 Kills: Heart River - Miranda Kadrnms, 9; Laura Steffan. 8; Shea Shypkoski, 7: Hannah Rodne, 5 Digs: Heart River --Danielle Kadrmas, 24; Latira Steffan. 12: KC Hutzenbiler. 10: Alicia Palaniuk. 9 Assists: Heart River- Kaycee Hutzenbiler, 18: Alicia Palaniuk. 9 Blocks: Heart River - Miranda Kadrmas, 6; Laura Steffan, 2: Shea Shypkoski, 2 Service Aces: Heart River - Alicia Palaniuk. 5: Miranda Kadrmas, 3; Laura Steffan, 2: Danielle Kadrmas, 2. Roll Seniors: Highest Honors Michelle Groll, Thomas Littlecreek, Caitlin Maus. Justin Maus. Kelsey Schillo. Rae Ann Schulte. Tanner Tescher High Honors: Alexander Barthel. Kayla Dolyniuk. Lance Dykins, Christopher Gerving, Mark Golberg. Alexander Maus. Nolan Niece, Katie Rohan. Devin Steele, Jordan Teschef Honors Justyse Dahl, Brandon Ekre. Stephanie Goodijohn. Emily Hardy, Kayla Heckaman, Amber Kennedy, Shane Saxon. Beau Wadholm Juniors: Highest Honors - Ashlee Cook. Teresa Losinski, Jillianne Rising High Honors - Jolee Bosserman. Kiffin Howard. Jo Nielsen. Kathryn Schmeling, Abby Weinreis. Danielle Weinreis. Justin Weinreis. Brady Zachmann Honors - Carissa Anderson. Tyneal Begger, Dylan Branden. Brittney Dietz. Levi Nistler. Briar Sime. Tabetha Twardoski Sophomores: Highest Honors - Kaylene Kreitinger. Hannah Wegner High Honors Lucas Buchholz. Miranda Dietz. Kelcee Dykins, Mathew Gerving, Destiny Portanova Honors - Kvle Bagley, Tyler Bier, Brooke Davidson, Rebecca Gunkel. .Brianna Hoglund, Raychell Martian. Lloyd Weinreis. Allysa Zook Freshmen: Highest Honors - Mikayla Howard, James Kary, Daniel Skoglund. Jasmine Stockert. Boston Zachmann High Honors - Tyler Benes. Nolan Dolyniuk. Morgan Nunberg, Kari Schmeling Honors - Kelly Grolt. Kalum Rios, Erica Rogers, Brennan Rustad. Tyrel Sime, Stephanie Steele Eighth Grade: Highest Honors - Marshall Nunberg High Honors - Megan Benes, Chantel Fulton, Tyler Steffan. Brenna Stockwell, Bailey Waldal Honors Hailee Farstveet. Cydni Stedman. Tandra Stedman. Jonah Stockert. Karissa Van Horn. Nolan Zook Seventh Grade: Highest Honors - Coy Obrigewitch High Honors Ashlynn Dietz. Lateasha Lechler.Marshall Muruato. Talon Nielsen. Christopher Novotny Honors - Taylor Abraham. Trevor Chaisson, Jacob Hildebrant. Troy Steele Association elects officers At its annual meeting the North Dakota Grain Dealers Educational Foundation elected its officers. Todd Vogel was re-elected presi- dent. He is the manager at Plains Grain & Agronomy LLC at Marion, N.D,, and a director of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association. Paul Lautenschlager was re- elected vice president. He is the manager at Beach Co-op Grain Co. and a director of the North Dakota Grain "Dealers Association. The Foundation was incorporat- ed in 1980 by the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association to pro- mote agribusiness education in North Dakota. Primary emphasis is on Students entering the grain mar- keting industry or other agribusi- ness. The Foundation has now awarded almost $167,000 in schol- arships and instructional aid grants over 29 academic years. Corrections An incorrect label/headline was placed on the page 1 Billing County Pioneer feature photo of Oct. 29. The original read: Swine in flight. The label on a page 2 funeral notice should have read: Rose S. (Krivoruchka) Paul. Please support '1 your local i merchants Letters to the editor The Golden Valley News and Billings County Pioneer wel- comes letters to the edi- tor. The letters must include the author's sig- nature, address and phone number for veri- fication of authorship. Mail them to: Golden Valley News/ Billings County Pioneer PO Box 156 Beach, ND 58621 We reserve the right to shorten letters, edit .out factual errors and reject those deemed libelous, in poor taste or of a personal nature. Beach students participate in state meet By Ellen Feuerhelm Reporter/Writer The Beach Buccaneers cross country team participated in the state event in Valley City on Oct. 24. Danny Skoglund, Chris Novomy and Joe Wa!worth ran at the meet, held at the Bjornson Public Golf Course. "The team did really well. They ran about as good as they could." said coach Gene Skoglund. The Beach team's overall score was listed as 732, but should been 728. The first five runners from each team are counted, but Beach had only three runners. The last two runners were "ghost" runners and the ghost scores should have been 177 and 178, said Skoglund. The score was 4 points less than what was listed. "It was really muddy at the event this year." said Skoglund. Also, Trevor Sime ran for Beach most of the season. The Buccaneers have a very young team and two girls who compete with the team are in the eighth grade: Hailee Farstveet and Mira Schneider. The boys range from ninth grade, and Chris Novotny is in the seventh grade. Conner Ueckert is a sophomore but he didn't run at the state meet. Gene Skoglund has coached the team since 1998. The team went to six meets during the season. The North Dakota State Cross County meet was a 5-k run for class B. Beach came in 24th place with the score Of 728. Other scores were 44 for Danny Skoglund, 159 for Chris Novotny, and 170 for Joe Walworth. Entrants invited for Medora event MEDORA "Local country western music artists are invited to enter Medora's COwboy Idol Jamboree. The Jamboree is featured 7 p.m. Friday night as part of Medora's 14th Annual Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas. Dee. 4-5. Prizes will be awarded. Entries are limited, and those new to the Jamboree are asked to submit a brief sample of their music by Nov. 20. Local cowboy poets are also invited to perform at "Fireside Cowboy Poetry." featured 2- 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon as part of the Cowboy Christmas. Prizes will be awarded. For further informa- tion; please email or call Pare Reinarts at (701) 290-9312. The festivities are sponsored by the Medora Chamber of Commerce. Golden Valley News EO, Box 156, Beach, ND 58621 (U.S.ES. Pub'. No. 221-280) Staff: Richard Volesky, editor, reporter, advertising and office manager; Jane Cook, office and news assis- tant; Ellen Feuerhelm, news and office assistant. The Golden Valley News is published each Thursday, 22 Central Ave., Suite 1, Beach, ND 58621 by Nordmark Publishing, Rolla, ND. Periodicals postage paid at Beach, ND and additional mail- ing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Golden Valley News, P.O. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621. Please allow two to three weeks for new subscriptions, renewal of expired subscrip- tions and for address changes. Contact Information Phone.', 701-872-3755 Fax: 701-872-3756 Emaih Subscriptions 1 year: $31 Golden Valley and Wibaux counties 1 year: $34 elsewhere in North Dakota 1 year:S37 out-of-state 9 months: $19 In,state college rate The Golden Valley News is a proud member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association, ! 1