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Heart of America Library News 8-29

The North Dakota State Library had its Summer Summit this week, virtually of course, and they covered several interesting topics. One was "Database Searching." Angie Houser, the presenter, covered methods that make searching online easier and more effective. She also mentioned three particular ...

The unfinished business of Seneca Falls

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, we need to retrace our steps to the Seneca Falls, N.Y. convention of 1848 that launched the drive for women's suffrage. There is some unfinished business to consider.On July 19 and 20, ...

Dakota Recreation Report 8-22

Outdoor notes:*Fall crow season opens.*Sept. 1: Dove season opens.*Sept. 2: Fall turkey applications due.*Sept. 4: Pronghorn (lottery licenses only) and deer archery seasons open.*Remaining deer licenses now available on first-come-first-served basis. Go to the N.D. Game & Fish Dept. ...

Let’s Cook: Kindness in Action

The other day I reread a letter sent from a high school friend. It was postmarked June 23, 2019. In the letter, she is telling about springtime events she had enjoyed and how much she was looking forward to summertime gatherings with family and friends. She mentioned that she recently had flown ...

Heartland of America Library News 8-22

Thanks to those that visited our book saleseveral people found some reading material that they just couldn't do without! The remaining books have been packed away and we are looking forward to another sale in October. We have different boxes to put out then, so watch for details and the big ...

Prairie Fare: Do you have zucchini coming out of your ears?

A man went to a doctor. He had a carrot in each nostril and a zucchini in each ear."I know what your issue is," the doctor said. "You aren't eating right."One of my kids told me that joke several years ago.I am feeling like the man in the joke.I have zucchini coming out of my ears, but not ...

The old and new GI Bill

The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the "G.I. Bill," was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans (commonly referred to as G.I.'s). Many of us, of my generation and older, are familiar with this bill. Both my father, and my wife's ...

Heart of America Library News 8-15

Some items new to our shelves include a biography titled "Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren. Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life-but it is also so much more. The core of ...

Should churches have taken virus money?

Every discussion of separation of church and state evokes loud voices, sometimes shouting. Many do not accept it as a governmental principle even though brighter people than us have debated and accepted it. After all, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were no slouches.So at the risk of ...

Dakota Recreation Report 8-15

Outdoor notes:*Remaining deer licenses now available on first-come-first-served basis. Go to the N.D. Game & Fish Dept. website, (gf.nd.gov) for details and application.*Aug. 22: Fall crow season opens.*N.D. Dept. of Environmental Quality blue-green algae warning for Stump Lake and ...