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SERVING OUR VETERANS: A Vietnam veteran—one of our own

As a young boy growing up in Pierce County, North Dakota, and graduating from Rugby High School in 1964, Tim Paul narrowed his future down to two options. He could go to college or end up in the draft. He chose going to college. But, it didn't take long to realize the college route was not for ...

Extension office offers several winter meetings

Pierce County Agriculture Improvement Meeting- Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:00 p.m. @ Dakota FarmsTopics: Wheat and Barley Commodity Representative Elections, Pigweed ID and Other Weed Concerns, Crop Budgets and Comparisons, NDAWN Station Uses and Applications, Soil Acidity Management5th ...

LET’S COOK: The hue of handwriting

What is something that we do daily that can engage our intellect, emotion and style? What daily activity with creative moments engage both our mind, heart and good cup of coffee?What daily activity can we improve upon without sacrificing a thing? What daily activity can convey power and beauty ...

SERVING OUR VETERANS: Disabled veterans access to commissaries and exchanges

The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 provides certain veterans and caregivers of veterans access to Department of Defense (DoD) commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) retail facilities beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Medal of Honor ...

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 ...