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Many of you already have zucchini flourishing in your gardens and the rest of you a little bit behind the gardening department will have more than you know what to do with it soon. Contrary to what most people might think, zucchini is great when it comes to versatility in cooking, whether it involves baking sweet treats, or sauteeing as a vegetable side dish on the stove top or on the outdoor grill.
Did you know that nine out of ten women over 75 have osteoporosis? That it just doesn't affect the older population in their 60s and 70s, one out of four women over the age of 45 have it? And that 80 percent of people diagnosed with it are women? Osteoporosis, which means "porous bones, " is a serious medical condition in which bones become thin, brittle and easily broken, particularly the hip, wrist and spine.
Even with the rain we received yesterday, city public works officials say they want watering restrictions to remain in place due to recent extended dry conditions taking their toll, as well as the fact that one of the city's weill is under reconstruction and therefore not in use. So for those of you still watering to keep lawns and flower and vegetable gardens flourishing, remember watering is based on an even-odd system. Properties with even-numbered addresses water on even-numbered days and those with odd-numbered addresses water on odd-numbered days.
The Golden Drive's Community Event and Bike Run -- a benefit for Churches United and the kids who call it "home" -- was held Sunday at Sandy's Donuts and Westgo Square parking lots in West Fargo.
Friends are for helping and that is what Rick Hoy is seeing upfront and personal as a special benefit event is planned to assist the Hoy family on Saturday, Aug. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at Hagge's Bar and Grill in Mapleton. Rick is currently battling stage IV melanoma and has undergone a regimen of treatments since May of 2011 that have included several surgeries, brain radiation and chemotherapy. A 1981 West Fargo High School graduate, Rick is employed at Magnum of Fargo. Proceeds from the event will assist with accumulating medical expenses.
West Fargo Police officers worked 23.75 hours of overtime between July 12 and July 20 during the North Dakota Department of Transportation Click or Ticket Campaign. Forty-eight citations were issued. Officers cited nineteen people for failure to wear their seatbelt. Seventeen drivers received citations for speeding. One driver was arrested for driving after his driving privileges were suspended.
I can remember when National Night Out first began almost two decades ago already. You could pick your parking place at Elmwood and there was plenty of room walking the grounds leisurely visiting the vendors taking in everything the evening had to offer. Not the case anymore - much more crowded conditions but still a whole lot of fun with all the extra people congestion only adding to the excitement. Not only did the numbers attending manage to change and grow upward, but the moniker for the event also took on new form about four years - becoming Night to Unite.
Summer is slipping away and I realized I haven't featured any rhubarb recipes. With everything else that is a few weeks late thanks to the weather situation, hopefully rhubarb was one of them and will still be plentiful for some of you freshly picked from your backyard gardens. Nothing is better than a quick, fresh rhubarb dessert you can serve warm topped with whipped topping or ice cream when you are entertaining family or friends.
<p></p><p>Thorstad recipient of West Fargo Exchange Club honor</p><p>By Karen Huber</p><p>Mike Thorstad has been recognized by the West Fargo Exchange club with their prestigious Exchangite of the Year designation announced at their last June 25 meeting.</p>
y Karen Huber There won't be any utility rate increases next year for West Fargo residents or businesses. During 2014 budget talks Monday night, West Fargo City Commissioners voted to approve a transfer of $325,000 from the general fund to the sanitation fund that will avoid a rate increase.