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ICE notices COURT :IAL DISTRICT CIVIL DIVISION Cook F.L. a Emma M. Wells, Henry W. Hovde, John Mud era Mae Max Murl .g, a/k/a Browman, Brothers, INNESOTA TO Summoned and on plaintiff an which is on file Administrator n twenty summons of the day of int. es the facts or situated State of of the in the NW 9, T121N, r, Minnesota; bounds as 127.8 Northwest (NW nty-one which oint of ,of of :1 City of i 199 feet to an of said 150 a the point of uare feet ments of action is to to the above and to exclude above named or lien on title in #136220 ; MEETING that the City a will Lodge at p.m. on consider the for the City ire to be heard >osed or offices ng and be :E of Ortonville DISTRICT DIVISION PETmON IN PERSONS is hereby lune 1999, will be at r the formal ', 1965, and Gerald T. 1106 55th 58104 as e estate of Cedent in n, and that filed with er, and no personal )Pointed to ollect all taxes real and necessary n that ALL the same or to the months or said NOTICE NOTICE OF VARIANCE REQUEST PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOARD OF APPEAL AND ADJUSTMENT OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 15, 1999, the City of Ortonville's Board of Appeal and Adjustment will hold a Public Headng at the City Offices located at 315 Madison Avenue at 4:30 p.m. At the Public Hearing the Board will consider a variance request by James Strege, 628 Stephens Avenue, Ortonville, MN. The legal description of the property is Lot One of the Amended Plat of Outlet One Hundred Thirty (130), City of Ortonville, Big Stone County, Minnesota. The variance request, if approved, would allow Jim Strege to establish an auto and truck recycle facility. Section 10 Subdivisions 2 & 3 of the city zoning ordinance do not include auto and truck recycle as permitted or conditional uses in the Highway Business District and a variance would be required to permit such activity. Persons desiring to be heard with reference to the proposed variance request will be heard at this meeting. ORTONVlLLE PLANNING COMMISSION/BOARD OF APPEAL AND ADJUSTMENT (June 1, 1999) NOTICE Big Stone County Welfare Board is offering independent providers of services to the elderly and disabled, the opportunity to contract with Big Stone County Family Services for the below listed services: Homemaker, Home health aide, personal care attendants, home delivered meals, supplies and equipment, chore services, companion services, transportation, nursing services, chore, respite care, adult day care and adult foster care. These are services provided by Alternative Care, Elderly Waiver, and Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals. The cnteda for selection of providers as outlined in M.S. 256Bb.913 Subd.9 is summanzed as follows: 1) The need for a service; 2) The population to be served; 3) The eographic area; 4) Quahty assurance methods; 5) Rates; 6) evaluation of previous services delivered; 7) agreement conditions The Welfare Board reserves the nght to select providers based on the same criteria at any time during the contract year. Interested providers may contact Dan Hanratty, Big Stone County, PC Box 338, 34ONW 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN. 56278; Telephone number: 839-2555, Extension #20 for information concerning either the criteria for selection or the contract process. (June 1, 1999) PROCEEDINGS OF THE BELLINGHAM SCHOOL BOARD May 17, 1999 The Board of Education of Ind. School Dist. #371, Bellingham, MN met in regular session on Monday, May 17, 1999. Richard Johnson, Glen Radermacher, Kevin Rademacher, Mark Weber, and Tim Hendch were present, with Joe Karels ardving shortly after the meeting began. Margaret Adelman represented the Playground Committee, Cathy Radermacher and Jane Asche represented the BEA. Dawn Maatz, Maria Borgerson, and student board member-Karl Maatz, were also in attendance. Radermacher called the meeting to order, shortly after 8:00 p.m., and welcomed everyone. Rademacher moved, Weber seconded, and all voted in favor to adopt the agenda as resented, including additional items. endch moved, Radernacher seconded, and all voted in favor to approve the minutes as presented. Weber moved, Johnson seconded, and all voted in favor to approve the accounting report as presented. Rademacher moved, Weber seconded, and all voted In favor to approve and pay the bills, totaling $11,676.97. Weber moved, Karels seconded, and all voted in favor to approve the Consolidated Title I, II and VI Grant Application for the 1999-2000 School Year, and to approve the addendum for the Title 1 1998-99 Grant Application, including budget changes, as presented. Rademacher moved, Weber seconded, and all voted'in favor to approve and sign the adjusted contracts for non-certified staff, for the 1999-2000 School Year. Rademacher, moved, Karels seconded, and all voted in favor to approve the request by the Bellingham Booster Club, for $400.00 for the Summer Recreation Program. Copies of a letter from Cathy Radermacher, BEA Representative for Negotiations, were distributed. Rademacher moved, Henrich seconded, and all voted in favor to approve BEA negotiations team members of Cathy Radermacher and Maria Strei. Following a reading of a memo concerning insurance coverage, for the installation of playground equipment, Weber moved, Johnson seconded, and all voted in favor to approve the installation of new playground equipment as requested, by Margaret Adelman. Radermacher read a letter of appreciation from MaryAnn Anderson, CIoverbuds Coordinator. Superintendent Seller gave an update on the candidates for the elementary teaching position. Supt. Seller informed the board, that swimming lessons will take place at Lac qui Pads, from June 14-25 this year. Copies of the Calendar of Events, were distributed. Copies of the Legislative update were distributed, and briefly discussed. Board members were reminded of the upcoming Spdng Program, Sixth Grade Graduation (with Radermacher and Henrich participating), and the retirement recognition for Sandra Hanson, on Fdday, May 21st. The need for a new water softener for the kitchen, was discussed, the board suggested that Supt. Seller check out vadous lease and purchase options. The next regular board meeting Is scheduled for Monday, June 21, 1999 at 8:00 p.m.. With no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Richard Johnson, Clerk School lunch I Tuesday, June 1 Breakfast: Half of a Banana, Ready-to-Eat Cereal, Cinnamon Toast, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Sliced Turkey On A Bun, Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Hot Peas, Cranberry Cup, Pear Sauce, 1/2 Pint Milk Wednesday, June 2 Breakfast: Pear Slices, Pancakes, Syrup, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad, Choice of Dressing, Fruit Pies (5-12), Chocolate Malt cup (5-12), Orange Slices (K-4), 1/2 Pint Milk Thursday, June 3 Breakfast: Peach Sauce, Apple Muffin, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Cook's Choice Friday, June 4 ,Breakfast: Apple Juice, Cheese Pizza On A Bun, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Hot Dog On A Bun, Relish & Onion, Chips, Sauce, Bar, 112 Pint Milk ANNUAL MEETING June 10, 1999 The Annual Meeting of the members of Federated Telephone Cooperative will be held at the Chokio School Auditorium in Chokio, Minnesota on Thursday, June 10, 1999 starting promptly at 4:00 p.m. The following matters will be acted upon: . The reports of Officers and Directors. . The Election of one Director. • To act on any or all business that may properly come before the meeting. • Entertainment will be provided by "Granny L." • Many door prizes will be awarded. NEW - Kids prizes include two 20" bikes and more. • Picnic supper will be served to all in attendance. COME ATTEND OUR NEW FAMILY-ORIENTED PROGRAM/ Independent want ads II I Help wanted ] SUMMER JOB-S8.00 per hour + bonus. Temporary up to six months. Work any hours from 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. No set schedules - very flexible. Some permanent positions available. Call Aegis at (320) 695-2000 or stop by 201 W. Broadway, Browns Valley, MN. 18-1" School positions open 1999/00: 3rd grade teacher (1.0) & Title teach- er (.5). Send LOA & resume by June 15 to Thomas A. Libka, Principal, Big Stone City School, 655 Walnut St., Big Stone City, SD 57216. 18-2* Miscellaneous ] GLENDA'S PET GROOMING. Now open. For an appointment, call 605-862- 8203. 14-TF* NOW TAKING ORDERS for home-raised beef. Ready in 4-6 weeks. Selling 1/4s, l/2s, whole beef or if enough interest, 50 lb. beef bun- dies. Russ Redfield, phone (320) 325- 5255. 16-3 EMOTIONAL CRISES OR PSY- CHIATRIC EMERGENCY? Call toll free 1-800-568-5955 (TDD accessi- ble) to initiate a professional and con- fidential immediate response. This 24-hour, 7-day-a-week emergency psychological service is made avail- able by the Big Stone County Welfare Board. 22-TF-EOW* Cards of thanks I CARD OF THANKS We would like to thank family and friends for remembering us on our 50th wedding anniversary. The cards and phone calls were greatly appreci- ated. 18-1 Gene and Vera Hyatt DRYWALL & PLASTERING Sheetrockin9 * Taping • Texturing FREE ESTIMATES  Call Euenings, Contact Jim Karek 320-568-2149 or John Oakes 320-839-3755 aJ ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA ["" ii ";' "' wonng so,,r  o,,.  :=-=- 0.,%°%, SHARI LINDgUIST GROOMING & OBEDIENCE TRAINING PHONE {320} 839-2237 CARD OF THANKS The Loft family would like to offer our mou sincere tbaa to the follow- ing for all their care and support through the Ims iNl of our hu=lmd, father, lIrandfatlaa" and great dfa- ther, Maurice Loft: Rev. Berller for visiting in both the Ottonville and Abbott Norwestern Hospitals, also for the support in this time of need; the Doctors, nurses and staff at Ortonviile and Abbott Northwestern and to all family and friends far vialt- inll Maury before his passing at the hospital Thlmka to all ImUbearers gild Masons and the funeral home for care and arraagemcnts. Special thank= to Rev Berger, Patti Steen, Janine Tuke and the Esther Circle for the nice meal Tha you to grandson Lewis stud great grandson Jimmy for mow- the yard, and also to the one who mowedwhen I was gone, and to Betty Nelson for helping with our flowers. God bit= you all. 12-1 Oladys Loft Daaielle Comisky and family Le,]ie Loft (Maereen) and family Lonnie Loft (Dawn) and family Your SWCD at work I was just cleaning up some work- sheets from last year, when I found some information I need to share. We should have included it in our Annual Report, but didn't have it in useable form at the time. But, let's back up a bit. The Lac qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has defined its mission as "to take avail- able technical financial and educa- tional resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate them so that they meet the needs of the local land user ". In 1998, 15 landowners received $114,060.00 in cost-share money for the engineered practices they installed. This money came from sev- eral sources: federal funds - Annual Conservation Program (ACP), Long- Term Agreements (LTAs), and Environmental Quality Improvement Program (EQIP), and state funds - state cost-share and Minnesota River special cost-share. The practices installed included waterways and several types of ter- races. They 1-2 tons of soil. The average 'T' value for Lac qui Parle soils is 5 tons per acre. 'T' value is soil loss tolerance, or an average annual erosion rate of tons per acre per year that will still permit a high level of crop productivity to be sus- tained economically and indefinitely. In other words, soil does regenerate, but at the slow rate of about an inch every 100-500 years. The "T" value reflects this regeneration. If 5 tons were spread out over an acre, it would be about the thickness of a dime. Not only do the practices that were installed help keep the topsoil on the fields where crops need it, but also of significant importance is where these soils didn't go. The primary pollutant of our surface waters is soil. Add to that the chemicals soil carries, and it becomes very important to reduce or prevent soil erosion. How does your SWCD fit into this? Not only did much of the fund- ing come directly through the SWCD to those landowners, but also the SWCD staff was responsible for the technical expertise needed to apply the practices. Your SWCD at work taking available technical, financial, and educational resources, whatever their source, and focusing or coordi- nating them so that they meet the needs of the local land user. II Independent Ads Get Noticed. II (You're reading this one aren t you?) SHARPEN YOUR HOOKS ' FOR THE 00INDEPENDEN May 1 thru Sept. 10 PRIZES WEEKLY =.lsl=t,Judhm=m SEASON PRIZES Largest fish of each species entered each week will be eligible for S drawing st th6 n of t ot for at least $00. If some weeks  are no fish entered in a particular category, the $15 prize will go towRrd the final drawing st e end of the oonte=t in the ,me ca/egos/, WALLEYE NORTHERN BULLHEAD (19 weeks) GRAND TOTAL OF $1,540 IN ICRIPT MllLL N OlVlml AWAY PERCH Contest Rules: 1. Anyone may enter this contest. Species eligible are 4. All entries will be weighed at one of the official Walleye, Northern, Bullhead and Perch. weigh-in stations listed. All scales are state approved. 2, Only fresh fish are acceptable as entries. Frozen 5. Contest runs through nOon Friday each week. fish are not eligible. Entries accepted after that time apply to the following week. 3. Fish must be caught on Big Stone lake. 6. Script money redeemable only for merchandise, not cash. OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN STATIONS • SoDak Supper Club • Hartford Beach Resort & Lounge • Bud's Bait Shop Catch & Release Category To pmzamm t fllh poSalon in Bi9 ono Lake, thl should mee=ure thek caleb from the Sp d the Mmut to the end o( th tl il then  the Ih. They ehould thef tlVp It tO t piplt k] wMgh MOII#. The perlon catching and mkNudng the Io fish each Patronize the sponsors whose efforts and sponsorships bring you this contest: Big Stone Cooperative Big Stone Marine Repair Bud's Bait Shop Cashtown Service EconoLodge Elmer's Drive-In Hartford Beach Resort Hilltop's Theatre of Seasons Cafe Koroll's Shoes Larry's Refrigeration & Heating Ortonville Independent Pamida SoDak Supper Club & Lounge Too Mad Care Watch the Independent every TUesday for weekly winners, season leaders, photo and stories on I Minnesota s favorite sport...flshlngl INDEPENDENT Page 7b ICE notices COURT :IAL DISTRICT CIVIL DIVISION Cook F.L. a Emma M. Wells, Henry W. Hovde, John Mud era Mae Max Murl .g, a/k/a Browman, Brothers, INNESOTA TO Summoned and on plaintiff an which is on file Administrator n twenty summons of the day of int. es the facts or situated State of of the in the NW 9, T121N, r, Minnesota; bounds as 127.8 Northwest (NW nty-one which oint of ,of of :1 City of i 199 feet to an of said 150 a the point of uare feet ments of action is to to the above and to exclude above named or lien on title in #136220 ; MEETING that the City a will Lodge at p.m. on consider the for the City ire to be heard >osed or offices ng and be :E of Ortonville DISTRICT DIVISION PETmON IN PERSONS is hereby lune 1999, will be at r the formal ', 1965, and Gerald T. 1106 55th 58104 as e estate of Cedent in n, and that filed with er, and no personal )Pointed to ollect all taxes real and necessary n that ALL the same or to the months or said NOTICE NOTICE OF VARIANCE REQUEST PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOARD OF APPEAL AND ADJUSTMENT OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 15, 1999, the City of Ortonville's Board of Appeal and Adjustment will hold a Public Headng at the City Offices located at 315 Madison Avenue at 4:30 p.m. At the Public Hearing the Board will consider a variance request by James Strege, 628 Stephens Avenue, Ortonville, MN. The legal description of the property is Lot One of the Amended Plat of Outlet One Hundred Thirty (130), City of Ortonville, Big Stone County, Minnesota. The variance request, if approved, would allow Jim Strege to establish an auto and truck recycle facility. Section 10 Subdivisions 2 & 3 of the city zoning ordinance do not include auto and truck recycle as permitted or conditional uses in the Highway Business District and a variance would be required to permit such activity. Persons desiring to be heard with reference to the proposed variance request will be heard at this meeting. ORTONVlLLE PLANNING COMMISSION/BOARD OF APPEAL AND ADJUSTMENT (June 1, 1999) NOTICE Big Stone County Welfare Board is offering independent providers of services to the elderly and disabled, the opportunity to contract with Big Stone County Family Services for the below listed services: Homemaker, Home health aide, personal care attendants, home delivered meals, supplies and equipment, chore services, companion services, transportation, nursing services, chore, respite care, adult day care and adult foster care. These are services provided by Alternative Care, Elderly Waiver, and Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals. The cnteda for selection of providers as outlined in M.S. 256Bb.913 Subd.9 is summanzed as follows: 1) The need for a service; 2) The population to be served; 3) The eographic area; 4) Quahty assurance methods; 5) Rates; 6) evaluation of previous services delivered; 7) agreement conditions The Welfare Board reserves the nght to select providers based on the same criteria at any time during the contract year. Interested providers may contact Dan Hanratty, Big Stone County, PC Box 338, 34ONW 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN. 56278; Telephone number: 839-2555, Extension #20 for information concerning either the criteria for selection or the contract process. (June 1, 1999) PROCEEDINGS OF THE BELLINGHAM SCHOOL BOARD May 17, 1999 The Board of Education of Ind. School Dist. #371, Bellingham, MN met in regular session on Monday, May 17, 1999. Richard Johnson, Glen Radermacher, Kevin Rademacher, Mark Weber, and Tim Hendch were present, with Joe Karels ardving shortly after the meeting began. Margaret Adelman represented the Playground Committee, Cathy Radermacher and Jane Asche represented the BEA. Dawn Maatz, Maria Borgerson, and student board member-Karl Maatz, were also in attendance. Radermacher called the meeting to order, shortly after 8:00 p.m., and welcomed everyone. Rademacher moved, Weber seconded, and all voted in favor to adopt the agenda as resented, including additional items. endch moved, Radernacher seconded, and all voted in favor to approve the minutes as presented. Weber moved, Johnson seconded, and all voted in favor to approve the accounting report as presented. Rademacher moved, Weber seconded, and all voted In favor to approve and pay the bills, totaling $11,676.97. Weber moved, Karels seconded, and all voted in favor to approve the Consolidated Title I, II and VI Grant Application for the 1999-2000 School Year, and to approve the addendum for the Title 1 1998-99 Grant Application, including budget changes, as presented. Rademacher moved, Weber seconded, and all voted'in favor to approve and sign the adjusted contracts for non-certified staff, for the 1999-2000 School Year. Rademacher, moved, Karels seconded, and all voted in favor to approve the request by the Bellingham Booster Club, for $400.00 for the Summer Recreation Program. Copies of a letter from Cathy Radermacher, BEA Representative for Negotiations, were distributed. Rademacher moved, Henrich seconded, and all voted in favor to approve BEA negotiations team members of Cathy Radermacher and Maria Strei. Following a reading of a memo concerning insurance coverage, for the installation of playground equipment, Weber moved, Johnson seconded, and all voted in favor to approve the installation of new playground equipment as requested, by Margaret Adelman. Radermacher read a letter of appreciation from MaryAnn Anderson, CIoverbuds Coordinator. Superintendent Seller gave an update on the candidates for the elementary teaching position. Supt. Seller informed the board, that swimming lessons will take place at Lac qui Pads, from June 14-25 this year. Copies of the Calendar of Events, were distributed. Copies of the Legislative update were distributed, and briefly discussed. Board members were reminded of the upcoming Spdng Program, Sixth Grade Graduation (with Radermacher and Henrich participating), and the retirement recognition for Sandra Hanson, on Fdday, May 21st. The need for a new water softener for the kitchen, was discussed, the board suggested that Supt. Seller check out vadous lease and purchase options. The next regular board meeting Is scheduled for Monday, June 21, 1999 at 8:00 p.m.. With no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Richard Johnson, Clerk School lunch I Tuesday, June 1 Breakfast: Half of a Banana, Ready-to-Eat Cereal, Cinnamon Toast, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Sliced Turkey On A Bun, Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Hot Peas, Cranberry Cup, Pear Sauce, 1/2 Pint Milk Wednesday, June 2 Breakfast: Pear Slices, Pancakes, Syrup, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad, Choice of Dressing, Fruit Pies (5-12), Chocolate Malt cup (5-12), Orange Slices (K-4), 1/2 Pint Milk Thursday, June 3 Breakfast: Peach Sauce, Apple Muffin, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Cook's Choice Friday, June 4 ,Breakfast: Apple Juice, Cheese Pizza On A Bun, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Hot Dog On A Bun, Relish & Onion, Chips, Sauce, Bar, 112 Pint Milk ANNUAL MEETING June 10, 1999 The Annual Meeting of the members of Federated Telephone Cooperative will be held at the Chokio School Auditorium in Chokio, Minnesota on Thursday, June 10, 1999 starting promptly at 4:00 p.m. The following matters will be acted upon: . The reports of Officers and Directors. . The Election of one Director. • To act on any or all business that may properly come before the meeting. • Entertainment will be provided by "Granny L." • Many door prizes will be awarded. NEW - Kids prizes include two 20" bikes and more. • Picnic supper will be served to all in attendance. COME ATTEND OUR NEW FAMILY-ORIENTED PROGRAM/ Independent want ads II I Help wanted ] SUMMER JOB-S8.00 per hour + bonus. Temporary up to six months. Work any hours from 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. No set schedules - very flexible. Some permanent positions available. Call Aegis at (320) 695-2000 or stop by 201 W. Broadway, Browns Valley, MN. 18-1" School positions open 1999/00: 3rd grade teacher (1.0) & Title teach- er (.5). Send LOA& resume by June 15 to Thomas A. Libka, Principal, Big Stone City School, 655 Walnut St., Big Stone City, SD 57216. 18-2* Miscellaneous ] GLENDA'S PET GROOMING. Now open. For an appointment, call 605-862- 8203. 14-TF* NOW TAKING ORDERS for home-raised beef. Ready in 4-6 weeks. Selling 1/4s, l/2s, whole beef or if enough interest, 50 lb. beef bun- dies. Russ Redfield, phone (320) 325- 5255. 16-3 EMOTIONAL CRISES OR PSY- CHIATRIC EMERGENCY? Call toll free 1-800-568-5955 (TDD accessi- ble) to initiate a professional and con- fidential immediate response. This 24-hour, 7-day-a-week emergency psychological service is made avail- able by the Big Stone County Welfare Board. 22-TF-EOW* Cards of thanks I CARD OF THANKS We would like to thank family and friends for remembering us on our 50th wedding anniversary. The cards and phone calls were greatly appreci- ated. 18-1 Gene and Vera Hyatt DRYWALL & PLASTERING Sheetrockin9 * Taping • Texturing FREE ESTIMATES  Call Euenings, Contact Jim Karek 320-568-2149 or John Oakes 320-839-3755 aJ ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA ["" ii ";' "' wonng so,,r  o,,.  :=-=- 0.,%°%, SHARI LINDgUIST GROOMING & OBEDIENCE TRAINING PHONE {320} 839-2237 CARD OF THANKS The Loft family would like to offer our mou sincere tbaa to the follow- ing for all their care and support through the Ims iNl of our hu=lmd, father, lIrandfatlaa" and great dfa- ther, Maurice Loft: Rev. Berller for visiting in both the Ottonville and Abbott Norwestern Hospitals, also for the support in this time of need; the Doctors, nurses and staff at Ortonviile and Abbott Northwestern and to all family and friends far vialt- inll Maury before his passing at the hospital Thlmka to all ImUbearers gild Masons and the funeral home for care and arraagemcnts. Special thank= to Rev Berger, Patti Steen, Janine Tuke and the Esther Circle for the nice meal Tha you to grandson Lewis stud great grandson Jimmy for mow- the y ard, and also to the one who mowedwhen I was gone, and to Betty Nelson for helping with our flowers. God bit= you all. 12-1 Oladys Loft Daaielle Comisky and family Le,]ie Loft (Maereen) and family Lonnie Loft (Dawn) and family Your SWCD at work I was just cleaning up some work- sheets from last year, when I found some information I need to share. We should have included it in our Annual Report, but didn't have it in useable form at the time. But, let's back up a bit. The Lac qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has defined its mission as "to take avail- able technical financial and educa- tional resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate them so that they meet the needs of the local land user ". In 1998, 15 landowners received $114,060.00 in cost-share money for the engineered practices they installed. This money came from sev- eral sources: federal funds - Annual Conservation Program (ACP), Long- Term Agreements (LTAs), and Environmental Quality Improvement Program (EQIP), and state funds - state cost-share and Minnesota River special cost-share. The practices installed included waterways and several types of ter- races. They 1-2 tons of soil. The average 'T' value for Lac qui Parle soils is 5 tons per acre. 'T' value is soil loss tolerance, or an average annual erosion rate of tons per acre per year that will still permit a high level of crop productivity to be sus- tained economically and indefinitely. In other words, soil does regenerate, but at the slow rate of about an inch every 100-500 years. The "T" value reflects this regeneration. If 5 tons were spread out over an acre, it would be about the thickness of a dime. Not only do the practices that were installed help keep the topsoil on the fields where crops need it, but also of significant importance is where these soils didn't go. The primary pollutant of our surface waters is soil. Add to that the chemicals soil carries, and it becomes very important to reduce or prevent soil erosion. How does your SWCD fit into this? Not only did much of the fund- ing come directly through the SWCD to those landowners, but also the SWCD staff was responsible for the technical expertise needed to apply the practices. Your SWCD at work taking available technical, financial, and educational resources, whatever their source, and focusing or coordi- nating them so that they meet the needs of the local land user. II Independent Ads Get Noticed. II (You're reading this one aren t you?) SHARPEN YOUR HOOKS ' FOR THE 00INDEPENDEN May 1 thru Sept. 10 PRIZES WEEKLY =.lsl=t,Judhm=m SEASON PRIZES Largest fish of each species entered each week will be eligible for S drawing st th6 n of t ot for at least $00. If some weeks  are no fish entered in a particular category, the $15 prize will go towRrd the final drawing st e end of the oonte=t in the ,me ca/egos/, WALLEYE NORTHERN BULLHEAD (19 weeks) GRAND TOTAL OF $1,540 IN ICRIPT MllLL N OlVlml AWAY PERCH Contest Rules: 1. Anyone may enter this contest. Species eligible are 4. All entries will be weighed at one of the official Walleye, Northern, Bullhead and Perch. weigh-in stations listed. All scales are state approved. 2, Only fresh fish are acceptable as entries. Frozen 5. Contest runs through nOon Friday each week. fish are not eligible. Entries accepted after that time apply to the following week. 3. Fish must be caught on Big Stone lake. 6. Script money redeemable only for merchandise, not cash. OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN STATIONS • SoDak Supper Club • Hartford Beach Resort & Lounge • Bud's Bait Shop Catch & Release Category To pmzamm t fllh poSalon in Bi9 ono Lake, thl should mee=ure thek caleb from the Sp d the Mmut to the end o( th tl il then  the Ih. They ehould thef tlVp It tO t piplt k] wMgh MOII#. The perlon catching and mkNudng the Io fish each Patronize the sponsors whose efforts and sponsorships bring you this contest: Big Stone Cooperative Big Stone Marine Repair Bud's Bait Shop Cashtown Service EconoLodge Elmer's Drive-In Hartford Beach Resort Hilltop's Theatre of Seasons Cafe Koroll's Shoes Larry's Refrigeration & Heating Ortonville Independent Pamida SoDak Supper Club & Lounge Too Mad Care Watch the Independent every TUesday for weekly winners, season leaders, photo and stories on I Minnesota s favorite sport...flshlngl INDEPENDENT Page 7b