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LET’S COOK: Pillsbury Bake-Off turns 70 this year

Long before there were cooking shows such as Cake Boss, The Great British Bake Off and Barefoot Contessa, bakers from across America took an interest in the Pillsbury Bake-off. 2019 marks 70 years since Pillsbury first introduced this baking contest. Pillsbury introduced what they called the ...

SERVING OUR VETERANS: A Soldier’s Night Before Christmas

Once again, Christmas is just around the corner. At this special time, I hope we always take a few minutes to pause and reflect about those in our Armed Forces who will not be home this Christmas season. Being away from family and friends at this time of year can be very lonely for many. ...

LET’S COOK: In praise of smoothies

Snowflakes have been lightly falling and Christmas trees are beginning to be lit up and down the avenues; we know that the season of advent is upon us. Advent is the time for us to prepare for the coming of the Christ Child and Christmas. In our world today, the Christmas season brings lots of ...

SERVING OUR VETERANS: Dental, hearing, and optical benefits for veterans

Due to the aging population of our veterans in Pierce County, I often get questions regarding their dental, hearing and optical benefits. I will briefly give a summary of the eligibility requirements for each of these medical issues.VA Dental Benefits for Veterans:Must have a service-connected ...

Many factors influence corn test weight

Poor growing and harvesting conditions this year have North Dakota producers concerned about the test weight of their corn."Many factors influence the measured test weight of corn, including the physical characteristics of the kernel such as size, density, shape and surface of the kernel," says ...

Pierce County 4-H holds annual awards night

Pierce County 4-H held its Annual Awards Night, Tuesday, November 19th, at the Rugby Eagles Club.4-H Awards Night is a special evening where the 4-H program recognizes our friends, sponsors, volunteers, and members for outstanding contributions and achievements. It also serves to wrap up the ...

LET’S COOK: Cooking for one

It has been said that there is "nothing new under the sun." However that theory is being challenged when it comes to dining. I recently read an article that mentioned reservations for one are becoming quite popular. Many of you can recall that dining alone was considered as enjoyable as ...

SERVING OUR VETERANS: The American Legion turns 100

This year marks the 100th anniversary of The American Legion. The Legion is an organization of U.S. war veterans headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is made up of state, U.S. territory, and oversees departments. These in turn are made up of local posts, such as Rugby Post #23. The number ...

Sample for SCN now, or in spring?

If this year's harvest challenges prevented you from sampling for SCN (Soybean Cyst Nematode), did you know that you can still sample for SCN (Soybean Cyst Nematode) in the Spring?We encourage everyone to sample for SCN. The laboratory costs are covered by the ND Soybean Council for growers who ...

SERVING OUR VETERANS: My Veterans Day message

In just a couple of days we will once again be observing Veterans Day. As you are aware, on this day we remember and honor all past and present veterans who have served or are serving our country today. Unlike Memorial Day, where we remember those who have died while serving in our country ...