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. + Page 8 Billings County Pioneer June 27, 2013 Hello, Last week we were moving some cows. I don't suppose this country has ever looked any better than it does fight now. Other than the fact that I've had 150 acres of hay down for eight days now, waiting for it to dry. But, I'd rather wait for drying weather than wait tbr a rain. And over the years, you will spend more time waiting for rain. But it was a great time to get some cows moved. We had a hundred cows to move to a pasture down along the lake. And being the nice guy I am, I in- vited a retired cowboy to assist. A cow- boy ! knew would appreciate the four or five mile ride through knee high grass and following a bunch of cows through country that, I imagined, must be what heaven looked like. As we rode, I kept telling Ralph, who is in avid fisherman, that "this sure is better than fishing"! And really, I think he was starting to agree. Until we came to this little creek. Now it wasn't a big creek. A hun- dred cows and three riders went across. But Ralph's horse balked at the creek. There was no way she was going to put her pretty little feet in that water. Ralph Hat Tips By Dean Meyer was working hard to get her across and all of sudden she turned and tried to climb this bank along the creek. To make a long story short, she didn't make it and Ralph ended up going off the horse and she kind of used him as a bridge to walk across. Now, I've seen lots of wrecks and this one wasn't too serious. So a couple of us kept on with cows and a couple stayed to make sure Ralph was fine. An hour later I get back to the crossing and Ralph is in bad shape. We had been out of cell service so one cowboy had rid- den up on the ridge and called a guy to bring his Ranger side by side down. Somehow, in trying to load Ralph they had gotten him wedged between the seat and the floorboard. He's a little bit round. Quite a bit round. Every time we tried to get him out he would moan and scream in pain. Not good. Took a half hour to get him unwedged. Then we sent for a pickup. Now, you know how little boys are mean. That's kind of the way cowboys are. We are not doctors. But we mean well. So the suggestions started. "Bite on a stick. Should we boil some water? Maybe we should quarter him and pack him out like an elk. Can I have your horse?" I guess we knew Ralph would appreciate the humor. We seriously considered calling a helicopter. But we had an ambulance waiting on top. So we encouraged Ralph to toughen up and stand on that leg. After a lot of sweat and pain, we got him slid in the back seat of the pickup and up the rough ride to the am- bulance. They took him to Dickinson and then he was air lifted to Bismarck. Bro- ken pelvic, which we had encouraged him to stand on, broken bones around eye, which we had complimented him on, saying it made him look tough, and numerous bruises, which we touched and asked if they hurt. But he is a cowboy, and as we were sliding him into the ambulance, he looked up at me and said "fishing is better"! Nothing too good for a cowboy! Get well Ralph! Later, Dean Anheluk participates in American Legion Boys State WAHPETON - Ray Salata of River High School. Boys State ran these delegates come to the NDSCS Grand Forks was elected governor of from June 9-14. campus for a week of activities focus- North Dakota Boys State, a gathering Sponsored by the American Le-ing on government and democracy. of 130 participants on the North gion, North Dakota Boys State brings Participants in the seventy-first an- Dakota State College of Science together boys between their junior and nual American Legion Boys State at (NDSCS) campus in Wahpeton. senior years in high school. Selected NDSCS included: Christian Anheluk Salata is a student at Grand Forks Red from schools across North Dakota, of Belfield. DIFFICULTY THIS WEEK: * I / +t I To reduce mosquito problems in your backyard: Remove water-holding containers, such as old tires, buckets and bottles. Cover trash containers to exclude rainwater. Clean clogged roof gutters and drain flat roofs. Empty wading pools at least once a week and store indoors when not in use. Properly care for backyard pools; schedule maintenance while on vacation. Change the water in birdbaths and fountains at least once a week. Consider stocking ornamental pools with fish. Fill in or drain low areas in yards to discourage puddles. Keep drains, ditches and culverts clean of weeds and trash to allow proper drainage. Repair leaky outdoor faucets and pipes. Trim shrubs and trees to discourage mosquitoes from resting on foliage. NDSU Win the mosquito war by contacting your county office of the NDSU Extension Service or go to http://tinyurl.com/fightmosquito for more information. / EXTENSION SERVICE is an equal opportunity institution. NDSU Extension Service/Stark-Billings County 1340 W. Villard St. Dickinson ND 58601-4646 Phone: 701/456-7665 Fax: 701/456-7670 E-mail: NDSU.Stark.Extension@ndsu.edu Web: http://www.ext.nodak.edu/cou nty/stark/ Kurt Froelich, Extension Agent Jane Heth, Administrative Assistant Kaye Jessen, Administrative Assistant Samantha Roth, Extension Agent Dixie Schulz, Administrative Assistant 7 1 by Linda Thistle 7 1 4 1 Solution below 7 6 4 Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. * Moderate ** Challenging *** HOO BOY! 2013 King Features Synd.~ Inc. This weekly puzzle is brought to you by: T&A Seeds Beach, ND (701)872-3248 "Purchase a brightly colored garbage can to corral outdoor toys in tho yard. You can get them in red' or bright blue these days, so they'll stand out from the regular trash can and you won't get confused. 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