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6 Section A - Oakes Times, Thursday, June 30, 2016 ~ ~:i;~" c~,: Fireworks Safety: 4th of July ' ': On average, 230 people goto ,ithe emergency room every day : '~with fireworks-related injuries '; in the month around the July i 4th holiday (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission). i :.Fireworks can be dangerous i but you can prevent fireworks- related injuries and deaths by "'following some simple safety i~ps. >: The safest way to enjoy fire- works is to leave them to pro- ' essionals and watch public displays. If you choose to light your own, however, the North Dakota Safety Council recom- mends these tips to ensure a :- afe and injury-free night: Make sure you understand , directions and warnings pri- to using each firework. Only use fireworks outdoors ::in a clear, open area. : Never re-light a dud. If a for Celebrating a firework does not work, im- merse it in water and discard it safely. Soak used fireworks in water before disposing in the trash. Keep a bucket or hose nearby in case of fire. Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Older children should use fireworks only under close adult supervision. Never ignite devices in met- al or glass con- tainers. Fireworks are a fun and exciting way to celebrate America's birth- day but remem- ber to always use them safely to avoid a tragedy The North Da- i kota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization sup- ported through grants, dona- tions, memberships and train- ing. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads and in our homes and commu- nities. With more than 1,000 member companies represent- ing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active partici- pant in influencing safe prac- tices across North Dakota. ~: Maureen and Ed Wentworth, Estella and Franklin spent the el Marian Johnson 724-3437 ;' .week in Bismarck at the home ,'Of Maureen's sister, Bey and :i:: ltohn, Wharten and JJ. Ed at- continuing education !,:d.lJring the week. Maureen, Es- a and Franklin had fun at- vanous s tes, the park, i~o and others dur ng the t me :i in Bismarck. : Laurie Kosin, Fargo, spent ii the weekend at the Erma and ::; George Bishoff home, helping :; with projects in the house. Jim and Deb Bosse spentthe , ther s Day weekend .at their , ~bJn on Clear Lake. ~. Paul Mathews attended i Sargent Central school board i meeting Monday evening. ,0-Jill. Johnson spent Wednes- ;day at Trinity Lutheran in For- : ; an. She is also working with :~e Piece Corp group cutting ! fabnc and enjoying a coffee : Sreak with the gals. Allison Glarum, Fargo, was eating and just relaxing. Tammy Mathews spent Thursday at a seminar on coor- dinated community response to domestic violence. The semi- nar was aimed mainly at law enforcement groups but open to others, including advocacy. It was an eye opener and very in- teresting, Tammy reports. Sev- eral members of the Keddish House group also attended. Jim and Deb Bosse spent Friday morning at the Dick and Jill Johnson home, visiting and having coffee, ~,~, : ....... Erma and George Bishoff vis- ited Betty and Leo Rust Tues- day afternoon. Tom Heimbuch joined former class mates Friday, at an all school reunion held at Oriska, N.D. Harvey Dawson, Jennifer Watkins, Isabella and Braxton, enjoyed the Buckhorn rodeo in Britton, Saturday. Marian Johnson accompa- .:;~ Saturday overnight guest at nied Dick Johnson to Oakes ~;'~e home of Ruth Glarum. SheWednesday. Marian kept a here to attend the Hoflen doctor's appointment and Dick ;!i~eunion Sunday, held atthe Ho- ran errands and got Marian's farm, Rutland. groceries while she was at the Feder, Fargo was a clinic. A special treat before ;. '. /ednesday overnight guest at they left for home was a big ice the Paul and Tammy Mathews cream cone to enjoy on the trip. :%.,home. She had spent the day :' visiting her mother Nancy :; Mathews at Oakes assisted liv- "' ing. Jan returned home Thurs- :i:day. ::i;:Chad Wittich spent Father s with his dad, Alan. They Yum, yum. Don and Will Rust spent Friday until Monday at Her- ring, Minn. They attended the wedding of Rebecca Herman, daughter of Craig and Jane Herman, held Saturday. Don a great time visiting, just and Craig were school mates '; ther and son spending qual- at Oakes high school. ii~'~time. Tom and Kathy Heimbuch :; Harvey and Phyllis Dawson, met Monica Heimbuch, Kaia, .::-~i~nnifer Watkins, Isabella and Collins and Quinn of Oakes, Samantha Dawson in Cogswell, Saturday morn- :,~;i;'a~d; Ryder had a fun filled Fa- ing and they headed for the i:i~ber's Day at the Dawson cabin home of Heather and Jason Clear Lake, S.D. swimming, Liesenfeld and boys, Lakeville, ~ n~.~,d~ka.r, om far all you~r wether, and more. Minn. Jason and Josh Heim- buch joined them and attended the Twins game Friday eve- ning. Shelby Heimbuch, Des Moines, Iowa, arrived on Sat- urday for the weekend. Sunday morning was spent preparing for Camden's second birthday. The party later in the day was attended by everyone and Ja- son's grandmother, Gigi and sister and husband. The party, with an Elmo theme, was held Sunday afternoon. Camden was a very happy birthday boy. Tom, Chad, Josh, Jordon and Shelby left for home later in the afternoon as they had to be at work Monday. The birthday ended with a pizza party sup- per. Kathy, Monica and family returned home Monday after a very busy weekend. Valera Hayen spent Thurs- day and Friday at the Kari and Bryan Curran home in Lake Park, Minn. helping her grand- sons celebrate their birthdays, Collin's 9th and Marshall's 6th. Many more good one, boys. Paul and Tammy Mathews went to Grand Forks to spend Father's Day with Elijah. They left after church service at Naz- areth and had a late lunch with Elijah, ran some errands and got some visiting time, too. Valera Hayen and Barb and John Hayen joined family and friends of Marilyn Terry at the prayer service for her Friday evening at Park Rapids, Minn. After the high, high tempera- tures and equally high humidity experienced Sunday, it was a relief to have it even just a little cooler. Another .70 of rain fell on Saturday which was wel- come and did help with the hu- midity getting so high. My AC did not have a fun time either, as it struggled to keep me cool. It was not a good day for all the dads out there as they tried to enjoy the day. Makes me won- der how we survived years ago without AC in cars, homes or businesses. Of course, the hu- midity was not a problem as there was little or no rain. So why are we complaining? Hu- man nature I think. Bye until next week. Have a good one and stay cool. The hot weather is not over. Marian Dickey County Park recently re- ceived several grants from Garri- son Diversion Recreation Commit- tee. A grant for the development of a Frisbee Golf Course was de- signed and installation completed by Andy, Luke and Scott Wertz. The course covers the majority of the park area, and proves to be a great form of excercise and a fun challenge to Frisbee golf enthusi- By Melinda Myers Don't let disease-carrying mos- quitoes keep you indoors this summer. Instead, employ these eight tips to protect yourself and manage these pests in your yard. Do a bit of yard and garden clean up. Remove weeds, man- age neglected gardens and keep the lawn properly mowed to re- duce resting spaces for adult mos- quitoes. Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes breed. Drain water that collects in buckets, kids toys, tarps, pool covers, clogged gut- ters and downspouts. Clear the gutters and downspouts so water can drain freely. Store items that tend to collect water in a shed or garage. Evaluate drainage patterns in your landscape. Improve drainage by amending the soil with organic matter. Install French drains, drain tiles and other drainage systems if needed. Or turn it into a water fea- your asts. Other grant funding received was designated for a parking bar- rier at the Pheasant Lake beach area and new signs located at Pheasant Lake and Wilson Dam. These signs are an attractive addi- tion to the County Park's beautifi- cation. The signs were placed to designate recreational usage and amenities offered at the respective ture. Consult your municipality first for any relevant guidelines and re- strictions. Manage water in birdbaths, fountains, ponds and rain barrels. Change water weekly in birdbaths and wading pools. Add a pump to keep water moving and pre- vent breeding. Or use an organic mosquito control like Mosquito Dunks and Bits (SummitRespon- sibleSolutions.com) in rain barrels and water features. The Mosquito Bits quickly knock down the mos- quito larval population, while the Mosquito Dunks provide 30 days of control. They are both safe for pets, fish, wildlife and children. Add a fan to your outdoor d6cor. The gentle breeze keeps these weak flying insects away. Consid- er taking one to the garden when weeding. Provide short-term relief when entertaining outdoors with the help of citronella oil or scented candles. Scatter lots of these throughout urse County Parks. So go and check out the new Frisbee Golf Course! Challenge yourself, your family and friends to a fun and exciting sport! We are thankful and grate- ful for entities such as Garrison Diversion for their support and as- sistance in improving our County Parks and enhancing recreational opportunities in our Local areas. ile the area and within a few feet of your guests. Cover as much of your skin as possible with loose fitting, light colored clothing. Mosquitoes are less attracted to the lighter colors and can't readily reach your skin through loose clothing. Further protect yourself from dis- ease-carrying mosquitoes by us- ing a personal repellent. For those looking to avoid DEET, the Center for Disease Control and Preven- tion has also approved products with the active ingredient picaridin, IR3535, and the synthetic oil of lemon and eucalyptus. Avoid prod- ucts that contain both sunscreen and insect repellents as you need to apply the sunscreen more often than the repellent. Implement some of these strate- gies and then get ready to enjoy the outdoors mosquito-free all season long. Gardening expert Melinda My- ers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Small Space Garden- ing and the Midwest Gardener's Handbook. She hosts The Great Courses "How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening For Everyone" DVD set and the nationally syndi- cated Melinda's Garden Moment TV & radio segments. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and was commissioned by Summit Responsible Solutions for her ex- pertise to write this article. Myers' website is www.melindamyers. com.