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WATCH FOR IT . . . COMING NEXT WEEK BARGAINS. BARGAINS...AND MO,E BARGA,NS OUR ANNUAL FARM SERVICE DAYS!!! Where the customer is the company FARMERS UNION OIL CO. ORTONVILLE, PH. 839-2523 Manager-Lynn Dokkebakken GRACEVILLE, PHONE 748-9987 Nongame Wildlife Fund By Carrol Henderson DNR Nongame Wildlife Supervtsor (Fourth in a Series) Among te most beautiful and elegant of all Minnesota birds is the common tern Unfortunate- ly, this bird of our large northern lakes is no longer "common." It is listed as an endangered species in Wiscon- sin and Michigan. In Minnesota, common terns are known to nest in Lake of the Woods, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs Lake, and in Lake Superior in the Duluth Harbor. The nesting colony in Lake of the Woods was found destroyed by nest predators in June of 1980, and the colony in the Duluth Harbor is threatened by eventual land development. In response to these prob- lems, the Nongame Wildlife Program in the Dept. of Natur- al Resources has been working with the City of Duluth, the Port Terminal Authority, and the Duluth Audubon Society to help create a new nesting area for common terns. Hearding Is- land is now the state&apos;s first Wildlife Management Area to be designated primarily for the benefit of nongame wildlife. Part of the island is leing cleared of vegetation to create the sandy beach habitat pre- ferred by common terns and another rare species, the piping plover. Additional efforts are underway to protect nesting areas in Lake of the Woods. Our Nongame Wildlife Pro- gram is funded by the "Non- game Wildlife Fund." The common tern may never be "common" in the state, but through donations to the Non- game Wildlife Fund on state tax forms, Minnesotans can help prevent this beautiful spe- cies from becoming endanger- ed. ["OT'UNC" l MENUS MARIETTA-NASSAU SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Feb. 17-20 Tuesday - Bar-B-Que on bun, Pickles, Cream-style corn, Chilled peaches, Milk Wednesday - Vegetable-beef soup, Crackers, Cheese, Choco- late pudding, Oranges, Bread, Butter, Milk Thursday - Scalloped potatoes with weiners, Green beans, Cookies, Fruit, Bread, Butter, Honey, Milk Friday - Pizza, Cold meat sandwiches, Whole kernel corn, Sauce, Milk l iii i 1 Mobile Meals Monday - Feb. 9 through Feb. 13 - Ed & Evelyn Brolin, 839- 2358; Marge Olson, 839-3265 Monday Feb. 16 through Feb. 20 - Ed & Naomi Ger- hardt, 839-2449; Shirley Kindt, 839-2731 agement Series at Sunwood Inn at Morris (10-3 p.m.) Feb. 14 - 4-H Speaking Con- test at Ag Service Center in Ortonville at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16 - 4-H Project Training and Leaders Council at Clinton {7:30 p.m.) Feb. 17 - District Hog Show at Montevideo Feb. 17 - Home Council Meet- ing at Ortonville Feb. 24 - Corn Referendum Election at Ag Service Center (8:30 to 4:30) Feb. 26 - District 4-H Speak- ing Contest at Appleton (7:30 p.m.) families how much their food costs should be per week or month, according to USDA standards. They will also have other brochures available, so ff you have any questions you'd like answered, stop and see them. There is going to be a lot of different displays and informa- tion available at the Farm, Home, and Energy Show, and we hope everyone will stop in to chat with us at our booth. State Could Propose Solution To Rural Trans. Problems Minnesota could be one of the states that will be given the op- portunity to demonstrate a new proposal for solving the nation's agricultural transportation pro- that can be achieved through co- operatives, but they also under- stand the commitment and sup- port required on the part of in- dividuals to make them work," r' .1, , = ..... , blems. Minnesota Farmers U- Carpenter said. "It is signifi- nor Quie and Minnesota Senators threatened by loss of raft ser- Dave Durenberger and Rudy vice, many of the shippers are Boschwitz to take action to cause farm marketing and suPPlY coop- it to happen, eratives and their patrons." The U.S. Department of Ag- "Railroad branchlineabandon- riculture's Office of Transpor- ments have taken place in Min- tation recently mailed requests nesota at an unprecendented rate to every state governor asking over the past two years, andpro- so COST SC them to submit proposals for es- posals for future abandonments tablishing a pilot ruraltranspor- are staggering. Yet, all these THE COMMON TERN is only found in a few locations in E tstion cooperative in their re- abandonments seem to go unan- Minnesota. The Nongame Wildlife Fund will be used to help  j spective states. The transpor- swered in terms of securing sub- protect their nesting sites. EXTENSION REPORTS CORN SMUT Head smut of corn was found this past August in Minnesota. However, this disease has been present in the U.S. for many years, being first identified in Kansas in 1895. At this time, head smut ap- pears to pose no threat to this county. While it can cause severe losses, means for its control are available. The pri- mary means for control is by use of resistant corn hybrids. There is adequate resistance to this disease in many of the commercial hybrids. Rotation of corn and seed treatnent also offers some benefit in its con- trol. Head smut has not been found in Southwest Minnesota and our soil conditions are gen- erally not favorable for its de- velopment. It must infect the corn plant in the seedling stage. The infection is favored by soil temperatures ranging from 72-85 degrees F., dry soft condi- tions and a soil ranging from neutral to slightly acid. These conditions are most likely to be found on sandier soils and that is where the disease has been found thus far in Minnesota. Head smut differs from com- mon smut which is found each year in this county. Common smut is found as distinct galls on leaves, stalks, tassels and ears. Head smut appears as a stringy mass and is found on the tassel or ears but rarely on the leaves. at$ * mt At a recent Conference on Families, Dave Truel, a family counselor with a credit counsel- ing agency, stated that at the current rate of inflation, sal- aries will need to double in the next six Years to live at the same level we do today. He referred to this as the "Rule of 77". The number 77 is divided by the inflation rate, which was 12.4 for 1980. The answer is the number of years in which your income will have to double to live as you do today. This has some very important implications for families. We will need to do a better job of managing our resources, includ- ing financial, energy, human and material. Goal setting will become even more important. If you cannot afford as much, what is the most important to vour family. It is difficult to predict the purchasing power of income with any precision. To accommodate these prob- lems, financial plans must be more flexible and have greater margins of security. To achieve this requires more "belt tight- ening" than just living from day to day and hoping for the best. Reducing living costs is never an easy thing to do, but facing a financial crisis without good alternatives is even less desirable. Families must know their financial status at any particu- lar time. This means assessing money income and expendi- tares. To make decisions people need to understand where the money is being spent and what are "needs" and what are "wants." As part of the Farm & Home Energy Show we Will be provid- ing information on food costs for families. With the use of a programmable calculator, fami- lies will be able to compute food costs for individual fami- lies based on the current USDA food plans. DATES TO REMEMBER: Feb. 10, 12 & 24 - TV Series "Getting the Most for Your Food $" Feb. 11 & 17 - 2rid Annual Farm Business Financial Man- Steve Woltjer District Conservationist By Mary Haugen This Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13 and 14, are the dates for the Farm, Home and Energy Show. The site for the show is the Ortonville Armory and the hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. There is no admission charge for this event. The Big Stone Soil & Water ConservatiSon booth is going to be in conjunction with the Ex- tation co-op concept is primarily envisioned as a program to aid farmers, businesses and towns- people, and other shippers to maintain railroad service on lines threatened with abandon- ment. According to USDA, the six best proposals submitted by the governors will be provided with matching funds to conduct feasi- bilit studies. Of these, the two best proposals will eventually be funded and organized as demon- stration models. If the pilot program proves successful, it could lead to the establishment of a federal Rural Transportation Administration, similar to the Rural Electrification Adminis- tration, whereby low interest loans and loan guarantees would tension Office, and Tri-County be provided fordeveloDingthe co- State Bank of Ortonville is operatives. going to sponsor the display. "We enc.rage Governor Quie We'd like to take this time to and the Minnesota Department thank Tri-County Bank for the of Transportation to waste no sponsorilg of the booth. We'd time in putting together a sound like everyone to stop in and proposal for establishing one of the pilot co-ops here in Min- chat and regter for the potted nesota " said "'" ==,-*,= .... , a ramn Far- spruce trees the Dmtrict wzll be  s P ,. :,mer Uninn resident CyCar- giving away. penter. We're going to have bro- chures on how to save fuel through Conservation Tillage, and how you can save energy through the use of tree plant- ings. We're also going to have a list of the trees the District has available and if you're inter- ested in ordering trees this year, now would be a good time to stop and see us. The Extension Office will have a programmable calcula- tor there, which will show There are two reasons why Minnesota is a logical place to locate one of the demonstration cop-ops, Carpenter said. Rural Minnesotan's have long been recognized for their cooperative spirit and, perhaps most impor- tantly, Minnesota ts in great need of finding new solutions to ever worsening agricultural transpor- tation problems. "MinnesOta is co-op country. There are more co-ops here than any other state. Rural Min- nesotans understand the success stitute transportation modes for these towns. Southern and south- western Minnesota are being particularly hard hit, with the bandruptcies and abandonment of service on Rock Island and Mil- waukee railroad lines. Reor- ganized service is slow in com- ing...not coming for many small towns who are just beginning to feel the impact." "Competition is needed in the railroad and other rural trans- portation indus tr ie s .-TT-a-nspor- tation cooperatives offer us hope. They may be the onlY real solu- tion to the nation's tranSporta- tion problems. Minnesota should lead the way," the state farm leader conculded. Tickets Available For Viking Display A Viking Display, with 500pie- ces of Viking and Norwegian arts and artifacts from Europe, will be on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from lreh 3 to May 3. Minneapolis and Kansas City, Mo are the only places in the United States that this display will be shown and thus far, 35,000 tickets have been soldfor the Minneapolis showing. According to Russell Ander- son, the local Sons of Norway Lodge has purchased 20 tickets for the display on Sunday, March 29 - and more may be obtained. The tickets are $3.50 each and if anyone is interested in obtain- ing tickets for that day, they should contact Mr. Anderson at Clinton. 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