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A "STORM" with her teammates of the 12U Storm hockey team is Ortonville&apos;s Christina from left in back. Shelstad and the Storm took on Sartell, Alexandria and Fergus Falls It, receiving a consolation championship trophy. of beginning the track season are these members of the OHS squad. Ortonville's Friday afternoon. U of M children's garden at West Central Research and Outreach Center The U of M Children's Garden IUMCG,," is building partnerships within the community and serving as a link between the West Central Research & Outreach Center (WCROC) and area youth. Chlene Anderson. UMCG Program Coordinator. now has several projects underway. One of the projects is the Gardens of the World project. One of the most successful ways to study diverse cul- tures is through the study of their food choices. The Gardens of the World will feature plants representing Hispanic, African, Asian, European, Middle Eastern, Native American and Pioneer cultures. The goals of this garden are to broaden community and w)uth interest in the world, provide historical references to biodiversity and agriculture, present plant species and cultivation practices from around the world, and increase awareness of the relationship between ethnic food choices and the plants and animals present in that culture. The idea is to integrate elementary school geogra- phy; high school social studies, and college biology in a way that facili- tates learning and interest in all those groups and to provide a model for other schools. The UMCG committee that consist of University and Extension faculty, staff and community citizens and Quie keynote speaker Sunday The Honorable Governor A1 Quie will be the keynote speaker next Sunday, April 14 at the Starbuck Elementary School Gym at 2 p.m. His topic "How can Congregations Renew the Church?" Everyone is invited to attend. Following Mr. Quie's talk, several presenters will offer informational "Break-out Sessions" on related issues. The event, "Which Way, E.L.C.A.?" is sponsored by West Central MN WordAlone youth, are involved in the planning and investigation work for this project along with high school and elemen- tary classes from the Morris Public School. Margaret Kuchenreuther, a UMM biologist, is presently researching material for a Freshman Seminar course she will teach next fall titled, Why We Eat What We Eat. She has provided information resources for the project. In turn, she will use the UMCG as a tool to help her students learn which crops formed the basis of food production systems in cultures around the world. Another individual that will lend leadership to this project is Ran Wienhold, a selftaught horticulturist and owner of River Glen Gardens near Sauk Center. He has spent 45 years developing a 75-acre property containing the largest collection of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants in the state. He has collected cuttings and seeds from his travels throughout the world's climatic zones that are similar to Minnesota. The UMCG will be implemented in phases over a 5-year plan. This year UMCG will concentrate on the hardy fruits garden, vegetable garden, but- terfly garden, prairie garden, and the Gardens of the World. The hardy fruits garden highlights the fruit trees developed by the U of M. The veg- etablc garden brings children in direct contact with load we eat and provides tangible objects t< be counted, mea- sured, weighed and eaten. The butter- t]y garden lotuses on the inlerdepen- dence of plants and insects and leads to explorations in insect identification and pest control selections that are both effective and environmentally responsible. The prairie garden accen- tuates our prairie heritage and pro- vides a rnodel l()r low maintenance and enviromncnlally sound landscap- ing. The West Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership is one of the funding partners for the UMCG. The Partnership is especially interested how this project will con- vene effective U of M outreach m the region and connecting adults and chil- dren around food issues and the envi- ronment. The West Central Regional Partnership board meets the second Thursday of'each month. On ApriJ 11, the board will meet in Benson at the City of Benson Council Chambers where they will review proposals from organizations and groups work- ing on sustainable development goals for the west central region. For more information, contact I)or(thy Rosemeier, Executive Director, at toll free 1-866-589-1711 or 589-1711. JOE FULLER MAKES THE CATCH as baseball playerspracticed at their field last week, taking advantage of temperatures which have finally reached the 50s. 's entertainment Legion (PG13) 12 (G) 1 (PG) WEEKEND DRINK SPECIALS Friday, April 12 5:00pro American Legion 13ig ffrr.one CiJ;y n & Fish 5upper Saturday, April 13 "Karaoke- 4-Life" 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM Come Join in the funl Old.Mill or Old Mill Light [ Lord Calvert sI.25 [ *1.25 OFF-SALE SPECIALS 1.751t Canadian Mist '13.54 April 8-13, 2002 30 PACK 01d Mill or 01d Mill Light s13.50 OUR PRICES INCLUDE TAX? OFF-SALE OPEN 'TIL MIDNIGHT coME . -u' 5 Man Nodhern Plains eo,.,E " Ultimate Crown Tournament "L,y, Hosted by B.C. PAINTBALL A.D, TUES., APRIL 9, 2002 BBQ Ribs I st Dinner Reg. Price 2nd Dinner for $ 1.00 WITH COUPON ONLY WED., APRIL 10, 2002 6 OZ. Broiled Lobsteri 12 95: ! WITH COUPON ONLY I ! ITHURS., APRIL I I, 2002 Steak Cubes I st Dinner Reg. 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