The Rooster Crows – September 14, 2018

By Bill Anderson

Aah, September! Warm and sunny days; cool, clear starlit nights; and, the sustenance provided by nature available in abundance. The sweet corn season is waning, but the products of garden and orchard: potatoes; tomatoes; cucumbers; the prolific zucchini; beets; green beans; plums; apples; and, a myriad of other good stuff; are available everywhere, for a while. As the old-timers often observed, “There’s only 2 things that money can’t buy, and that’s true love and home-grown tomatoes.” How true! It’s almost enough to make a person forget what’s coming. Almost, but not quite. Of North Dakota’s 2 seasons: winter; and, getting ready for winter; we are now approaching the end of getting ready. Brace yourself. It’s coming.

Bill Anderson and Paul Anderson of this community drove to Bismarck on Thursday, September 6, where Bill participated in a meeting of North Dakota County Commissioners Association’s Resolutions Committee. The committee considered resolutions dealing with road funding; administration of County Social Services; law enforcement; taxation; initiated measures; and, other topics. The draft resolutions will be considered during the North Dakota Association of Counties Annual Conference in Bismarck during the 2nd week of October, and the resolutions approved will guide the Associations work during the 2019 session of the North Dakota Legislature. On the return trip, it was noticed that several soybean fields along ND Highway #32 south of Valley City appeared to be nearly ready for harvest, and there is no doubt that combines will be rolling by the time this column is in print.

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