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e Thursday, March 26, 2()09 Page 16 J ty ..........::: Ridgewater Comm. Health Fair, Healthcare Job Fair al'i The 12th Annual Ridgewater well-being of yourself and your videagreatwayfortheHutchinson College Community Health Fair family, and have fun doing it," area and Ridgewatercommunities kicks off Tuesday, April 7, in the Youngren said. Many exhibitors to become more acquainted with Hutchinson Campus Commons. offer hands-on explorations, inter- the healthcare services and oppor- From 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., community active learning, or samples. New tunities available in Hutchinson members are invited to join stu- this year will be a 1 p.m. presen- and surrounding area," said Youn- dents and staff to check out the tation on nutrition, presented by gren. It is a great opportunity for free health fair. "Our theme again Dr. Adam Fink. It is no secret that area healthcare providers to make is 'Healthy Bodies Make Healthy the standard American diet is less contact with Current and soon-to- Minds'," said Naomi Youngren, than optimal. People need to learn graduate healthcare students, as Ridgewater College Health Fair that they can have good health well as community members con- coordinator, through good nutrition, according sidering or looking for employ- The Community Health Fair to Fink. ment in the healthcarefield. traditionally includes about 30 This year Ridgewater will again For more information about the exhibitors from a wide variety of host a Healthcare Job Fair in con- Health Fair or Healthcare Job Fair, perspectives and practices. "It's a junction with the Community contact Naomi at (320) 234-8562 great opportunity to learn about Health Fair. "We feel these two or . Kimball maWs 32 Annual Relief Association Palm Sunday 7 adition will used ta purchase equipmmd for tho Kimball [ What's funnier than a young sorting out their social hierarchy male dog confusing someone's leg which is a very real structure in for a female in heat? Not much ... groups of animals. Every animal unless it's your dog, then I guess it knows who is boss, and if they get might be described as embarrass- out of line they might get jumped ing. I had a client tell me about his on. If a young ambitious beast dog always mounting his other dog wanted to challenge the "alpha" of and he said I should write an arti- the group, he or she might take a cle about the phenomenon (and I chance and mount the leader, an bet he didn't think I'd actually do encounter which would, of course, it.) Spring is in the air, and there end badly for one of the two. This are intactmale dogs, stallions, and is the situation with my client's bulls all over getting ready to self- dogs: the younger one is challeng- lessly do their part to perpetuate ing the dominance of the estab- their respective species, lished dog by mounting him. The It's not always about actual troubleisthattheolderdogdoesn't breeding, however, as we see care, completely unimpressed and mounting behavior in groups of unthreatened, so he neither snaps femalessuchasthecaseindairyorat the puppy to put him in his beef cows, and in dominance situ- place nor does he ever really sub- ations like my client's young male mit to the youngster. If the stub- dog who is always trying to mount born older dog would ever do one the older male. It's not always even of the two, the mounting would in intact animals - spayed and probably stop. Again, really funny, neutered dogs will sometimes dis- unless it's your own dogs doing it. play the behavior. For cows, one Spaying and neutering pets, theory is that females will help castrating bulls, and gelding stal- identify other females in heat'by lions at the recommended ages jumping up on them so the bulls can minimize this behavior, but will eventually find their way to it can occasionally transcend our them. Every animal in a herd is best efforts. Some tissues in the safer from predators if there are body besides the gonads can pro- more animals around them (espe- duce sex hormones, some of the cially younger, slower ones) so it's behavior is learned and not,from in every cow's best interest that all the influence of hormones, some is others are pregnant. I once over- dominance display, and some may heardachildatthezooask"Whyis not have much scientific explana- that cow trying to look over the top tion beyond it being natural, nor- of the other one?" as one cow was mal, and let's be honest, they get on its hind legs mounting the other some enjoyment out of it. Speak- - I think the parent tried to change ing along those lines, of the dogs the subject. Cattle, male or female, hit by cars, an overwhelming pro- bulls or steers also sometimes use portion of them are intact males. mounting behavior as one way of Neutering saves lives because dogs don't look both ways before cross- HOHETO N t3 .1 S@ Safeguard Your A Safe Deposit Box is the most secure place to store important papers, small valuables and hard to replace items. Birth certificates, marriage licenses, car titles, and jewelry can be protected from fire, theft, or !0~. See us today about renting a Safe Deposit Box. You'll sleep better tonight knowing your valuables are safe and secure. ~OUR NEIC4HSO~~ STATE BANK OF KIMBALL P.O. BOX 70 KIMBALL, MINNESOTA 55353 (320) 398"3500 www.=tatebankofkimball.oom VJ ins the street when they have 0nly one thing on their minds (they can smell fem~fles in heat literally a mile away). Next week will cover the remaining benefits of spaying and neutering. DU sponsorships explained The Maine Prairie Ducks Unlimited is having their Sec- ond Annual Banquet at Genera- tions Ballroom in Kimball Friday April 17. The question has been asked:"What are sponsorships?" Bill Liedman replied. "Spon- sorships are a method of paying for those items in the raffles at the banquet. There are two levels of sponsorships. The silver spon- sorship includes two meal tick- ets, a Scott Storms print, and a raf- fle pacl~age worth $140. The gold sponsorship includes four meal tickets, a Scott Storms print, a decoy, and a raffle package worth $280." These sponsorships, when accumulated [o $10,000, will be entitled special recognition by North American Ducks Unlimited. Sponsorships can be purchased by individuals, groups of individuals. or businesses. Call Bill at (320) 398- 5523 for additional information.