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February 10, 2019

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B4 | DAILY NEWS MEDIA SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019 LOCAL PROFILE 2019 PUT YOUR BUSINESS IN THE SPOTLIGHT! Advertise in our 5 part series profiling the Red River Valley! DIANA HERMES dianah@wahpetondailynews.com ABBY WEIGHT abbyh@wahpetondailynews.com • People & Neighbors • Education • Agriculture • Health • Then & Now CALL •• -€‚ƒ-„…„… Rethink your auto insurance. Think State Farm. Matt Frederick Agency 701.642.5413 matt@sfwahpeton.com www.sfwahpeton.com Licensed: Minnesota & North Dakota Providing Insurance and Financial Services 128023 Buy Used, Buy Any From Feb. 1 See store for details. Buy Used, Win New? Buy Any USED Vehicle At From Feb. 1-28, 2 And Receive One NDSCS 10 Athletic Raffle Ticket For A Chance To Win A New 2019 Chevrolet See store for details. Buy Used, Win New? Vehicle At 28, 2019 And Receive One NDSCS 10 th Annual Athletic Raffle Ticket For A Chance To Win A New 2019 Chevrolet Equinox! Buy Used, Win New? 131596 BAGG BONANZA FARM 8025 169th Ave SE Mooreton, North Dakota (701) 642-5189 unique, memorable, forever... 126613 126613 126613 Weddings, Anniversaries, Family Reunions, Graduation Parties, College Events, Corporate Events,Service Clubs, Conferences & Meetings, Reservations Taken All Year Round. Climate Control in Our Barn! Comfort all year round! Book only one place for your Ceremony, Reception and Dance! Choose the Historic Bagg Bonanza Farm! The "Closed" sign at the Wahpeton Eagles Club building conjures much appreciation for the gifts of the Eagles Club over the years. As a nearby resident only four blocks away, there were many, many walks to attend the pleth- ora of activities hosted at this facility. Often times, parking needed for large crowds was not that far away from home. There is so much to appreciate – fundrais- ers for loved ones in our counties, funding for so many worthy and impor- tant non-profits, support of youth programs like scouting and scholar- ships, a place for meet- ings, the devoted Eagles Club members seen countless times serv- ing others, community awards like the Home Town Builder and a gathering place for many community functions! Let me elaborate. The Scouts Pinewood Derby and pancake breakfast were recently held at the Eagles Club, just like always. The smell of fresh pancakes and getting in line just to the right after you walked in were footsteps retraced often for the Scouts and Kiwanis pan- cake feeds. Valley Lake Boys Home smelt fries produced rich fishy aro- mas. Eagles Club members l i k e C l a r - e n c e Schutz s p e n t m a n y h o u r s t r a i n - i n g Scouts, o u r f u t u r e l e a d - ers. We are fortunate so many progress to Eagle Scout status and com- plete projects like bird nest boxes, river shore- line recreation areas and tree planting. There were so many donations for parks- recreation facilities and programs that they en- couraged us to get others to the awards banquet and have more than a single representative walk up to receive a half dozen checks. It was an opportunity to bring Special Olym- pics athletes to the tasty event so they could be recognized by other com- munity members. Ath- letes like John Faleide, Karl Eckre and Leona Umphrey were mighty proud to make the walk to the podium and al- ways did a great job say- ing "thank you." The Red River Area Sportsmen's Club has hosted its Hunters Smok- er at the Eagles Club for many years. The Ea- gles graciously allowed club members like Curt Mund, Vince Herding, Daryl Eberhardt and others to cook up secret venison stew and chili roasters that always had the crowd getting second and third bowls. All the funds raised have done great things like getting kids outdoors, improv- ing Red River fishing opportunities and spon- soring youth fishing der- bies. Many fundraisers were held for loved ones fight- ing nasty diseases. For several years, Mary Pe- terson, Barney, North Dakota, was among many outstanding orga- nizers and one remem- bers the full-course roast beef supper she and oth- ers lovingly prepared for Cheryl Peterson, fighting cancer. Fill in the blanks on countless other examples. The Eagles Club vol- unteers were second-to- none and over the years and people like Lorin Boyer, Connie Nennig, Lester Krump, Donald Beyer and many like them could be seen back in the kitchen, night- after-night serving oth- ers to benefit many. In recent years, you could always count on Cliff Barth being there. And many others too numer- ous to mention. We remember Eagles Club stalwarts like Sec- retary Fred Rowin. All the managers like Jeff Onchuck, Pearl Keys and Don Resler were friendly and accommodating. The Tri-State Safety Association held its An- nual Safety Seminar at the Eagles Club. The building hosted every- thing – lifelong learning events, company meet- ings, holiday parties, receptions, dances, you name it. The Eagles Club took time to recognize other community volunteers and presented its pres- tigious "Home Town Builder" plaque at its annual awards banquet. The slogan on their awards banquet pro- gram appropriately read "People Helping People." Funding was depend- able and events like the July 4th fireworks and programs like Special Olympics could prac- tically put $500 in the budget due to their gen- erosity. They were super supportive of important services like all the Fire Departments. The Eagles Club has had a significant positive impact on the history of our area for a long time. Please accept a thank you that echoes thou- sands of times over! WAYNE BEYER is the director of Wahpeton Parks and Rec. Wahpeton Eagles Club made significant impact on community Wayne Beyer Briefs NDSCS student-produced video wins national contest WAHPETON, N.D. — A public service announce- ment video produced by NDSCS students has been named the winner of the 3rd Annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest. The video is available online at ndscs.edu/ATODvideo. The video, titled "Live Your Best Life," was pro- duced by the NDSCS Media Squad, a student orga- nization that produces videos to inform the campus community of activities, events and important top- ics. The video features a rap written and performed by second year student Jo Ross of St. Paul, Minn. and was produced and directed by Kerri Kava, NDSCS Assistant Director for Student Life, and Bethany Mauch, NDSCS Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Specialist. As the Contest winner, NDSCS received $3,000 to support campus drug abuse prevention efforts. The NDSCS Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Prevention Team, which is focused on bolstering student success by promoting and supporting low- risk decisions regarding ATOD use through the College and broader community, will use the funds to further prevention and education regarding the harmful effects of ATOD use in creative and engag- ing ways. Due to the ongoing education and prevention ef- forts, NDSCS has experienced a decline in the 30-day student alcohol use rate, going from 76.8 percent in 2008 to 61.5 percent in 2016; and overall is seeing less alcohol and other drug-related negative conse- quences among students. The Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest was sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Ad- ministration, and the winning entry was announced at the National Association of Student Personnel Ad- ministrators (NASPA) 2019 Strategies Conference in Washington, DC. Contest entries were 30- to 60-sec- ond antidrug PSA videos that focused on the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse among college students. Founded in 1903, NDSCS is the second oldest two- year comprehensive college in the nation, with lo- cations in Wahpeton and Fargo, N.D. The College offers a variety of face-to-face, distance education and online courses, as well as workforce training. NDSCS offers degrees, certificates and diplomas in more than 80 academic options in traditional career and technical studies as well as liberal arts. Addi- tional information can be found online at ndscs.edu. Season extension grant deadline extended BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says $50,000 is available to help North Da- kota schools and communities research extending the season for fruit and vegetable production through the use of high tunnels.The original deadline of Jan. 25, 2019 has been extended until Feb. 28, 2019 to increase the pool of applicants. The review process will start af- ter the new deadline. Schools and communities are eligible to apply for grants up to $10,000. The grants are available on a com- petitive basis. The grant will include a yield trial to compare grow- ing specialty crops with and without season extension. More information and an application for the grant is available on the NDDA website at https://www. nd.gov/ndda/specialty-crop-season-extension- grants. Grant applications must be received by Feb. 28, 2019. BY JEAN LARSON, REGISTERED DIETICIAN • ESSENTIA HEALTH Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Pre- vention says cardiovas- cular disease outranks all forms of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and pneumo- nia in causing death. For- tunately, heart disease is largely preventable through lifestyle. Unfortunately, cardio- vascular disease is often overlooked in women. Women historically have been underrepresented in research studies. Women typically have worse out- comes when they are di- agnosed and are treated more conservatively. Many people believe coro- nary artery disease to be a man's condition, but this simply isn't the case. Estrogen, the predomi- nant female hormone, has a variety of benefi- cial effects on the cardio- vascular system. These include maintaining healthy blood pressure, lipid metabolism, healthy cholesterol levels and an- tioxidant activity, which protects against oxidation and cell damage. These benefits help protect women in early life. But as estrogen declines around menopause, women start becoming more susceptible. Levels of HDL cholesterol de- cline while levels of LDL cholesterol rise. Antioxi- dants are substances that protect your cells against damage, and these tend to decline at this time. The earlier a woman experi- ences menopause, the higher her risk becomes. By age 75, 85 percent of American women have high blood pressure. So, what can be done? There are risk factors you have control over, in- cluding diet, sleep, stress, physical inactivity, to- bacco and drug use, blood sugar levels and choles- terol levels. Lack of exercise is as great a risk factor as smoking. Get your body moving every day for at least 30 minutes. Find a physical activity you ac- tually enjoy, whether its walking, skiing, weight- lifting or yoga. Regularly moving your body in this way will help lower blood pressure, support healthy blood sugar levels, im- prove lipid profiles, and promote a healthy weight. Clinical studies have shown that the Mediter- ranean diet improves lipid levels in postmeno- pausal women. Specifi- cally, it can help raise HDL and lower triglyc- erides. This diet focuses on whole, unprocessed foods including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, dairy products, extra virgin ol- ive oil, spices and modest amounts of poultry, fish and red meat. It's not just one food alone, but the combination of all these foods that provides the benefit. Incorporate foods that rich in polyphenols, which are nutrients with antioxidant activ- ity. These foods include pomegranates, onions, olives, extra-virgin olive oil, freshly ground flax- seed and green tea. Poly- phenols play a key role in insulin sensitivity, cellu- lar health, cognition and cardiovascular health as well as supporting a healthy gut. Dietary or herbal sup- plements to consider in- clude EPA and DHA rich fish oils, magnesium and ashwagahnda. Its best to discuss any medication or supplements you plan to take with a qualified health practitioner to ensure they're safe and effective for you. Women can reduce risk of heart disease with diet and exercise MCC Incorporate foods that rich in polyphenols, which are nutri- ents with antioxidant activity.

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