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Of castrated cows and things

Duane Rasmussen, an attorney who has worked on his family's farms, scored a point with the rural audience at the Kootenai County commissioner forum in Athol Thursday night. Rasmussen is one of four candidates for the open seat being vacated by Commissioner Dan Green. A day earlier, the commissioner wannabes debated at the Medicine Mountain Grange on the other side of the county. At Medimont, Ramussen listened while other commission candidates explained while the county needs to protect its rural life style. Then, he pointed out that he was likely the only on present who had carried round bails to feed cows and castrated calves. Opponent Bob Bingham was waiting for Rasmussen to bring that comment up again at the Athol forum. When Rasmussen did, Bingham responded he too had "castrated cows and horses." Rasmussen waited until his closing statement to ask Bingham how things went when he tried to castrate that cow. One audience member yelled out to Bingham.  "He got you on that one."  Even Bingham laughed.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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