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June 27, 2013 Billings County Pioneer Page 7 'Spilling the beans' about snap beans Courthouse News Most of us remember the story of "Jack and Beanstalk. You may re- call that Jack traded his widowed mother s cow for some magic beans. Jack planted the magic beans, which grow into a giant beanstalk overnight. When Jack climbed the beanstalk, he discov- ered the home of a giant high above the clouds. The rest of the story includes Jack stealing gold coins and a hen that lays golden eggs. Ultimately, the giant meets an untimely demise when Jack cuts down the beanstalk. By the story's end, Jack and his mum enjoy newfound wealth. Those old fairy tales didn't al- ways teach morals, did they? I was always a little worried about planting beans when I was a child. Did the manufacturer slip some magic ones in the envelope? Would we be dealing with a giant plant or, worse yet, a giant in our backyard? Fortunately, I didn't encounter any magic beans. When gardening with children, bean seeds are large enough for little fingers to manipu- late. Like the beans in the story, snap bean plants grow fairly quickly. For the past several years, I have been working with bean breeders from across the U.S. The Common Bean Coordinated Agricultural Project (BeanCAP) aims to strengthen the bean research, edu- cation and Extension communities by focusing on the genetics and ge- nomics aspects of nutrition in this important food crop. The researchers in the BeanCAP project (http://www.beancap.org) are studying dry edible beans, such as navy and pinto beans, and snap beans. In the Extension area, we have done projects teaching pre- school-aged children about growing beans and gardening in general, and we have developed educational pro- grams for youth and adults. The other day, I visited the chil- dren in this year's gardening proj- ect and checked over their string bean plants. They were excited to show me how fatt ~heir bean plants have grown this summer. Snap beans, also commonly re- ferred to as green beans or string beans, are close relatives to dry ed- The other day, I visited the children in this year's gar- dening project and checked over their string bean plants. They were excited to show me how tall their bean plants have grown this summer. excellent, low-calorie food that con- tains a variety of nutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and potassium. However, snap beans contain less starch, protein, fiber and folate than dry edible beans. While snap beans are a very nutritious food, they are not quite as nutrient-dense as dry edible beans, so they are not classi- fied as beans or protein foods in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Instead, snap beans are classified as vegetables. Snap beans can be an important part of a healthy diet for several reasons. They are naturally low in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium, which may contribute to the prevention of obesity and heart dis- ease. Snap beans, along with many other fruits and vegetables, also may protect against the formation of can- cerous cells in the body because of their antioxidant properties. Snap (green) beans are found in a variety of forms in the grocery store, including fresh, canned and frozen. When selecting fresh green beans, look for beans that are deep green and straight, and snap easily. Snap beans are a delicious and ver- satile vegetable that can be prepared in a number of ways, including steamed, stir-fried or even tossed in a salad. If you have a surplus of snap beans, be sure to preserve them properly for safety and quality. ible beans. They both belong to the Green beans should be blanched same'genusl~ecres and~t6get~r'are (heated in boiling Water) for three referred t6~as "comi~tJil beahs." minutes to inactivate the enzymes However, snap beans are harvested and consumed while immature, be- fore the inner bean in the pod has begun to develop. On the other hand, dry edible beans are the inner seeds of the pod and are not harvested until mature (when the pod is too firm and fi- brous to be consumed.fresh). Be- cause snap beans are picked at this young stage, the beans can be snapped in half with a simple twist of the fingers, hence the name "snap" beans. Snap bean varieties include pur- ple, wax (yellow) and the very com- mon green bean. Although snap beans are botanically similar to dry edible beans, they differ greatly in nutritional value. Snap beans are an that can lead to losses of color and texture during freezing. They are then chilled quickly and packaged in labeled containers. Canning green beans requires the use of a pressure canner. Green beans are a low-acid food, so they cannot be processed safely in a boil- ing-water bath. A pressure canner allows you to reach a high enough temperature (240 F) to inactivate the spores. Without proper canning procedures, the deadly botulism toxin could be produced in the sealed jar. The NDSU Extension Service has free home food preservation materials available online, or you can contact your local Extension of- fice for information. C & B Operations, LLC is seeking a qualified and experienced Service Technician and a Parts Counter Salesperson to work at our John Deere dealership in Selby, South Dakota Both positions offer: Competitive Pay Health Insurance, 401k, Vision, Dental Tool & Uniform Allowance Professional training and morel Walworth County Implement 2408 Main Street Seiby, SD 57472 C & B Operations, LLC Owns & Operates 24 John Deere Dealerships. July 6th- July 31st Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm at Fort Totten Little Theater at Fort Totten Historical Site Reservation Information 701-662-8888 or ticket office at The Liquid Bean in Devils Lake 9 2 Bedrooms Available * All Utilities Paid * Laundry Hookups * Income Based * No more maintenance!! * No more steps!! Call Sandy 701-872-4248 Professionally Managed by Prairie Home Management 1-888-893-9501 TTY 1-800-366-6888 Hiding out A fawn is spotted just outside the window of a local house recently. Seen by itself, the occupants knew that the mother was probably searching for food and would be back, so a photo was taken of it from inside through a window. As pre- dicted, the doe returned in the late afternoon to retrieve the fawn. (Photo by Jane M. Cook) oil ctivib The following relates to oil and gas well activity from June 17-21, for Stark, Billings and Golden Valley counties and is from reports of the N.D. Industrial Commission's Oil and Division: WELL RELEASED FROM "TIGHT HOLE" STATUS: #23936 - WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION, FAIMAN 32-14, SWNE, , 1,4-141N,.105W, GOLDEN VALLEY CO~, RED RIVER CONFIDENTIAL WELL PLUGGED OR PRODUCING: #24717 OXY USA INC., RICHARD LONGFELLOW 1-22- 15H-142-98, SESW 22-142N-98W, BILLINGS CO. #25078 - WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION, DAVIDSON 24-29, SESW 29-141N-104W, GOLDEN VALLEY CO. PERMITS: #25833 - FIDELITY EXPLO- RATION & PRODUCTION COM- PANY, WEILER 21-16H, SWSE 21-139N-97W, STARK CO., 292' FSL and 2149' FEL, DEVELOP- MENT, HEART RIVER, 19874', 9- 625 inch, 2517' Ground, API #33-089-00796 #25834 FIDELITY EXPLO- RATION & PRODUCTION COM- PANY, DACKER 21-16H, SWSE 21:139N-97W, STARK CO., 293' FSL and 2099' FEL, DEVELOP- MENT, HEART RIVER, 19949', 9- 625 inch, 2514' Ground, API #33-089-00797 #25841 - WHITING OILAND GAS CORPORATION, BABECK FEDERAL l l-5PH, LOT4 5-140N- 100W, BILLINGS CO., 225' FNL and 470' FWL, DEVELOPMENT, PARK, 22180', 9-5/8 inch , 2524' Ground, API #33 -007-01798 Madison, South Dakota Residential Homes Model Homes The following are cases closed in Southwest District Court in Golden Valley County in May: Speeding: Josef L Andrews, 22 Dillon, Mont.; Leslie M. Barnhart, 48, Wibaux, Mont.; Keith A. Bjork, 46, Sidney, Mont.; Amanda F. Dvoroznak, 36, Dillon, Mont.; Matthew P. Entze, 25, Killdeer; Steven L. French, 33, Dickinson; Gordon W. Garrison, 54, Grand Junction, Colo.; Kip C. Hurley, 44, Fairview, Mont.; Kendrick C. Jami- son, 19, Shepherd, Mont.; Terrence L. Johnson, 67, Belfield; Alan C. Just, 63, Terry, Mont.; Jose, L. Lago, 54, Fleming Island, Fla.; Tara L. Mathem, 23, Sidney, Mont.; Kim B. Mau, 41, Kenmare; Mona P. Mc- Gregor, 57, Sidney, Mont.; Christo- pher T. Myers, 36, Williston; Nona L. Niece, 53, Beach; Joshua H. Nollmeyer, 23, Savage, Mont.; Blake H. Olson, 50, Sidney, Mont.; Brandon W. Steed, 31, Cedar City, Utah; Nickolas, P. Thibeau, 20, Edina, Minn.; Tyler M. Toso, 19, Lisbon; Vanessa J. Ueckert, 32, Beach; Gregory C. Waln, 52, Dick- inson; John E. Goss, 60, Buffalo, Wyo.; Tevin N. Hurd, 22, Fairfield, Calif.; Scott D. Abrams, 52, Wibaux, Mont.; Erik D. Belakjon, 31, Willis- ton; John A. Dell, 60, Beach; Myra M. Lee, 50, Sentinel Butte; Carol I. Obrigewitch, 64, Sentinel Butte; Jesse D. Peter, 27, Glendive, Mont. Tammy J. Plummer, 51, Spokane, Wash.; Gary G. Tescher, 61, Sidney, Mont.; Brandon M. Vonasek, 28, Clinton, Mont.; Kenneth R. Wilker- son, jr., 54, Henderson, Texas; Mur- ray Wilmerding, 55, Miamitown, Ohio ; Kenneth C. Zach, 53, Dickin- son Failed to give immediate notice of reportable accident: Kenneth C. Zach, 53, Dickinson Operating without permit: Mark E. Owen, 58, Shepherd, Mont. Failure to register motor vehi- cle: Jay R. Dykins, 32, Beach; Wal- ter F. Rojic, 87, Sentinel Butte; Abby V. Weinreis, 20, Sentinel Butte; Dusty R. Weinreis, 26, Beach Drove or in actual physical con- trol of motor vehicle: Emil Ruth III, 53, Inglis, Fla. Fail to use seatbelt while oper- ating Cmv Cfr 392.11: Jordan M. Frank, 28, Bismarck DUI of alcohol or w/AC.08 per- cent or more: Joe Edwards, 33, Beach Driving while license privilege is suspended: Joe Edwards, 33, Beach; Lisa A. Kiedrowski, 37, Wibaux, Mont.; Patrick E. McPeters, 31, Beach; Brandon J. Basinger, 32, Stanley Leaving scene of accident in- volving vehicle damage: Patrick E. McPeters, 31, Beach Driving without liability insur- ance: Patrick E. McPeters, 31, Beach; Casey Q. McRae, 23, Belfield Drove without operator's li- cense: Rylea M. Begger, 17, Beach Operator failed to wear seat- belt: Michael R. Green, 59, Anchor- age, Alaska; Lee A. Thompson, 73, Argyle, Texas; Noel K. Van Litsen- burgh, 57, Gillette, Wyo.; Brandon M. Vonasek, 28, Clinton, Mont.; Abby V. Weinreis, 20, Sentinel Butte Defective brakes or no safety chains on trailer: Chad E. Varner, 28, Baker, Mont. Failed to register motor vehicle upon gainful employment: Michael R. Green, 59, Anchorage, Alaska Disregarded stop sign: Russell L. Halbert, 57, Surprise, Ariz. Overweight limitations - other than interstate: Franklin L. Hub- bard, 50, Beach Gerving on Presid The University of North Dakota has released its 2013 Spring Presi- dent's Roll of Honor. To qualify for the President's Roll of Honor, a student must have an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.80 or higher. The stu- dent must also have earned a mini- mum of 30 semester hours and have compietext a mm~um at [z hours at the close of the semester, eight of which must be for traditional letter nt's List grades. Receiving this award Mathew Gerving of Beach. Put Your Money Where Your House Isl localindependent ~. Mreagt~en our bu~nessas ace .41"t ~r~ , i cfi~n,ty your best value ~ and our economy was 2012 NORTH DAKOTA EXPORTER OF THE YEAR StaRt BUILDING YOUR LEGACY TODAY Ken is 37 years old. He is 6'0" 1951bs. He is creative, loving, inspirational, and free spirted. He is an artist and he is absolutely amazing. Ken is in charge of a :.~ nonprofit organization for homeless families. He has helped numerous people .... in his lifetime and says that he loves life, and life loves him back. He is very adventurous and worldly. He has traveled all over, met all sorts of people and experienced many cultures. He is humble and is always appreciative of his . j life and the people in it. He is a great partner and is attentive to her needs. He takes care of her and makes sure she feels safe and secure. He enjoys wine, good food, good company, and good conversation. He is positive and outgoing, he always views the glass half full. He is calm natured and he is looking for someone who is sweet, considerate, a bit on the reserved side. friendly, and intelligent. He wants to meet someone he connects with in many different ways. 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Certification requirements include: Pool Operator, Water Treatment & Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment & Collection. Responsibilities for the Medora Community Center (MCC) Director include setting up and tearing down for events held at the facility. Works closely with groups renting the facility and ensures satisfaction with their MCC experience. Maintains the building and performs custodial duties. Starting salary $50,000 - negotiable, based on experience. For the complete job description, please contact Carrie via phone at (701) 623-4828 or email mauditor@midstate.net. Please mail your resume to: City of Medora, ATTN: Carrie Law, PO Box 418A Medora, ND 58645 or email to mau- ditor@midstate.net. Deadline for resumes to be received is Friday, June 28th. Comments? Story Ideas? Let us know how we're doing. Your opinion is ! something we always want to hear. Call or contact us via phone or our e-mail address. 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