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% By Richard Volesky Eliot Glassheim, 61 Jerod Elton Tufte, 388 Editor/Reporter John Hoeven, 853 Justice of tile N.D. Supreme A total of 965 ballots were cast in Robert N. Marquette, 28 Court, unexpired term: the Nov. 8 general election in Golden Representative in Congress: Lisa Fair McEvers, 717 Valley County, according to unoffi- Jack Seaman, 46 Judge of the District Court, cial results. Kevin Cramer, 807 Southwest Judicial District: For statewide races and ballot Chase Iron Eyes, 95 William A. Herauf, 753 measures, the outcomes were the Governor and It. gove.rnor: County Commissioner, District same in the county as the overall re- Marvin E. Nelson and Joan 2: suits for the state. However, one dif- Heckaman, 126 Dennis Dietz, 559 ference was for Measure 5, which Marty Riske and Joshua Voytek,Adam Smith, 348 was approved by voters statewide, 26 Supervisor, Soil Conservation but it failed in Golden Valley County. Doug Burgum and Brent Sanford,District Voter turnout in the county was 69 "792 Dick Knopp, 799 percent. Statewide, the turnout was State auditor: Measure 1: 61 percent, according to the N.D. Josh Gallion, 750 Relating to legislator residency Secretary of State's Office. Roland Riemers, 144 requirements In neighboring Billings County State treasurer: Yes: 801 unofficial results show that 604, or Tim Mathern, 118 No: 117 83 percent, of the eligible voters cast Eric Olson, 59 Measure 2: ballots, which was the highest per- Kelly L. Schmidt, 729 ,Relating to oil extraction tax centage turnout of all counties in Insurance commissioner: distribution North Dakota. Other counties having Jon Godfread, 721 Yesf510 turnouts of more than 70 percent Nick Bata, 68 No: 402 were Bowman, Emmons, Grant, Ruth Buffalo, 104 Measure 3: Kidder, Logan, McLean, Morton, Public service commissioner: Relating to crime victim rights Nelson, Oliver, Sheridan, Slope and Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun, 84 Yes: 563 Wells. Thomas Skadeland, 71 No: 365 , Other unofficial Golden Valley Julie Fedorchak, 740 Measure 4: ',County vote totals were: Superintendent of public in- Relating to tobacco tax increase President and vice president:struction: Yes: 346 Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, 99 Kirsten Baesler, 654 No: 599 Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, 40 Joe Chiang, 161 Measure 5 Donald Trump and Mike Pence, Justice of the N.D. Supreme Relating to medical marijuana ;793 Court: Yes: 428 '. United States senator: Robert V. Bolinske Sr., 338 No: 512 bi l BISMARCK - In conjunction with Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, Nov. 14-20, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) wants to create aware- ness that "antibiotics aren't always the answer," says Faye Salzer, a NDDoH coordinator. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NDDoH reminds residents this cold and flu season that antibiotics don't work on viruses. "This isn't new news. It's a long-documented med- ical fact. Antibiotics can only treat illnesses caused by bacteria. Colds, the flu, most sore throats, bronchi- tis, and many sinus and ear infec- tions are caused by viruses, not bacteria," said Salzer. In fact, antibiotics can even be harmful. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed is fueling an in- crease in drug-resistant bacteria, which cause infections that are haore difficult, and sometimes even impossible, to cure. Almost all types of bacteria have become less responsive to antibiotic treatment. These "superbugs" can quickly spread to family members, school- ing. An example is Clostridium dif- mates, and co-workers, and threaten ficile (C. difficile or C. diff) infec- communities with illnesses that tions - these are bacterial were once easily treatable. Antibi- infections that cause severe diar- otic resistance is a growing prob- rhea. In the past, most C. difficile lem, and the main cause of this infections were connected to a re- problem is the misuse of antibi- cent hospital stay. Studies show otics, the NDDoH says. The CDC that children in the general com- estimates that more than two mil- munity - without a recent hospital lion antibiotic resistant infections stay- account for as many as seven occur annually in the United States. out of 10 pediatric C. difficile in- "We need to be better stewards fections. Many children who got of our antibiotics," said Salzer. sick with C. difficile had recently "This can be accomplished by mak- taken a course of antibiotics for a ing sure you take antibiotics only respiratory infection - infections when they are needed and used as that are usually caused by viruses they should. When diagnosed with and therefore not even helped by a viral illness, ask your doctor what the antibiotics. you can do to feel more comfort- The CDC Get Smart program able. Your provider may suggest focuses on common illnesses that you drink plenty of fluids, get a lot account for most of the antibiotic of rest, use over-the-counter med- prescriptions written for children ications as directed, use a cool mist and adults in doctors' offices and humidifier, or gargle with salt other outpatient settings. Some ill- water. Do not ask or pressure your nesses for which antibiotics would provider for antibiotics." be needed are whooping cough, Antibiotics can also lead to side strep throat and urinary tract infec- effects, such as diarrhea or an upset tions. stomach. Some side effects can beFor more information, quite serious, or even life-threaten- visit cdc.gov/getsmart/. Veterans ng Above: Golva students bow their heads in remem- brance of military service people who didn't return home. The students' Veterans Day Program at the school on Nov. 10 was created as a community service project as a part of their social studies. The program included a re- view of the history of Veter- ans Day, skits and music. At right: Mike Schillo, for- mer Army paratrooper, salutes during the program. " Below: One of the students addresses the crowd. (Photos by Richard Volesky) By Tom Emery nine-year-01d Tad, an animal lover, The president's playfulness re- For the News had other ideas. He made a pet of the flected other episodes with his chil- Each yearjustbeforeThanksgiv- bird, which he named Jack, anddren. In1861, he had written a pardon ing, the U.S. president ceremoniously taught the bird to follow him around for a soldier doll, also named Jack, pardons a turkey, a light-hearted mo- the White House grounds, that Tad and older brother Willie, who ment in his otherwise grueling sched- On Christmas Eve, the president died the next February, had sentenced ule. tried to tell his son that the bird would to death. The tradition is traced to Abraham become the family dinner. Upset, Tad In 1997, Bill Clinton referenced Lincoln,who wrote a pardon at the reportedly cried,"I can't help it. He's Lincoln's story in ceremonies to par- behest of his youngest son, Tad, in a good turkey, and I don't want him don a sixty-pounder named Willis. 1863. killed." Lincoln gave in and wrote George W. Bush also made reference Though the origin is debated, out a pardon on a card, which he to Lincoln's pardon in 2001. many researchers believe that Lincoln handed to his son to appease him. "Lincoln is probably the only was the first to bestow a presidential "Tad was begging for the turkey's president with the sense of humor to pardon on a turkey, thus saving it life," said Dr. Wayne Temple, an ac- pardon a turkey," laughed Temple. from the dinner table. The reprieve, complished Lincoln scholar who re- "Other presidents have been more se- though, was actually issued at Christ- cenfly retired as deputy director of the rious-minded, but that's how Lincoln mas. Illinois State Archives in Springfield. could be." In late 1863, the Lincolns received "Lincoln was always looking for Some of Lincoln's successors a turkey as a gift, and though the bird something to amuse the children, so have shown less inclination. After was intended for Christmas dinner, he pardoned the turkey." President Obama's first turkey pardon in 2009, one commentator found that the chief executive "did not seem all that thrilled with his role." Seven years before, when a female turkey - a thirty-pound gobbler named Katie -- was pardoned for the first time, George W. Bush absentmindedly twice called the bird "he." While many researchers credit Lincoln as the first president to issue a turkey pardon, others cite Harry S. Truman, who was the first to receive a gift bird from the National Turkey Federation in 1947. However, offi- cials at the Truman Presidential Li- brary in Missouri have found no evidence of any pardons given by Truman to a turkey. His successor, Dwight D. Eisen- hower, ate each of the birds given to him during his eight years in office. Lin In Four days before his assassination in have been sent to various locations in 1963, John F. Kennedy offhandedly Virginia, including George Washing- said of a 55-pound gift turkey,"we'll ton's estate at Mount Vernon and a let this one grow:" place in Fairfax County called Frying The first president on record to de- Pan Park. From 2005-09, the turkey:, liver a pardon was Ronald Reagan in were flown first-class to Disneyland 1987, allegedly to draw attention to serve as grand marshals of Dis- from reporters' questions on the karl- ney's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Contra affair. No turkeys were spared Today, the annual ceremony to the following year, but in 1989, Rea- pardon the turkey usually lasts a few gan's successor, George H.W. Bush, minutes and provides a prime photo instituted the pardon as an annual rite. opportunity for the president and Two turkeys are normally chosen members of his family. The White for the ceremony, one serving as an House frequently invites children to alternate, to stand in if the first bird join the ceremony, adding to the hol- cannot fulfill the duties. In 2008, iday festivities. Bush pardoned the backup, Pumpkin, Tom Emery is a freelance writer after the top turkey, Pecan, came and historical researcher from Car- down sick the night before the cere- linville, Ill. He may be reached at mony. 217-710-8392 or ilcivil- In recent years, reprieved turkeys war@yahoo.com.) Your Bankin In 1930, Popular Mechanics Magazine reported a Si. Louis bank was the first to open a Drive-Thru window to allow customers to make deposits without leaving their cars. Today you can cash checks, make deposits, withdrawals, loan payments and other transactions from the comfort of your car. Our Drive-Thru is especially handy when the weather is band or you're in a hurry. 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