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Cosmetologist class to help cancer patients The Rural Fire Assistance (RFA) process and must be filled out and highest amount of any state. Grant Program was developed by the sent in to assist in eligibility determi- 2008 Midwest Region RFA Grants U.S. Department of Interior to nation. Those without internet access By State improve safety, enhance firefighting can obtain information by contacting IA $19,000 resource capability, and improve their local U.S. Fish and Wildlife IL $36,000 readiness of rural fire departments Service Office or Regional RFA MN $138,000 (RFD) that play a substantial role Coordinator Valdo Calvert at 612- MO $38,000 responding to wildland fires on or 713-5445. WI $70.000 near Department of Interior protected The 2008 Rural Fire Assistance Total $301,000 lands. Emphasis is placed on RFDs Grant Program provided funding for For further information on the U.S. that protect rural communities and RFDs to purchase personal protective Fish and Wildlife Service National play an important cooperative role in equipment such as Nomex clothing Wildlife Refuge System in the the protection of Department of (shirts, trousers and coveralls), hard- Midwest Region, please visit our Interior-managed lands Through this hats, gloves, and fire shelters. Other website at or grant program, the federal govern- gear included communications equip- for the National Wildlife Refuge ment funds 90 percent of requests, ment, hand tools, weather kits, and System main internet site visit while the RFD contributes 10 percent numerous other items. Additionally, For informa- in funding or in-kind goods or ser- wildland fire training courses were tion on special scheduled refuge vices, also funded, events across the country go to the The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Dale Hanson, Fire Chief for the refuge web page and click on special Service, an agency within the Goodrich Volunteer Fire Department events. Department of Interior, coordinated in rural northwestern Minnesota said, The mission of the U.S. Fish and the grant submissions of RFDs near "We're very grateful for the grant Wildlife Service is workirig with oth- national wildlife refuges in the eight money offered by the U.S. Fish & ers to conserve, protect and enhance states that make up the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Goodrich is a small fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats Wildlife Service's Midwest Region: town of only 100 residents, but the for the continuing benefit of the Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, fire department is responsible for American people. We are both a Minnesota, Missouri,Ohio and approximately 10 townships. Some of leader and trusted partner in fish and Wisconsin. the money is used to send new volun- wildlife conservation, known for our Funds for 2009 grants are now teers to training, and purchase the scientific excellence, stewardship of available. Instructions for the applica- proper safety equipment to assist with lands and natural resources, dedicated tion process can be found at the fol- wildland fires." professionals and commitment to lowing website: In 2008, RFDs, working in cooper- public service. For more information The pre- ation with area national wildlife on our work and the people who make application form located at this web- refuges, were awarded $301,000 in it happen, visit site is the first step in the application RFA Grants. Minnesota received the ( CheCk out our web site at ) ] I The American Cancer Society will hold its next Look Good Feel Better volunteer training class for licensed beauty professionals on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 1 p.m. in Willmar. The four-hour class will train volunteers to teach beauty and skin care techniques, as welt as tips for disguising hair loss, to women who are undergoing cancer treatment. Look Good Feel Better@ is a free, non-medical, s~alon and product-neu- tral program offered through a collab- oration between the American Cancer Society; the Personal Care Products Council Foundation; and the National Cosmetology Association. For more information and to sign up as a volun- teer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-582-5152 ext. 8168 or 1-800-227-2345. Look Good Feel Bette, r@ is cur- rently offered monthly in the Kandiyohi County and surrounding area. The program is in need for vol- unteers to help teach the programs. Once trained, volunteers are asked to facilitate at least four programs per year. LGFB volunteers find volun- teering for this program to be a life- affirming, uplifting experience. "The program is worth the time and effort," said Annette Larson, Patient Program Specialist with the American Cancer Society. "When you're going through cancer, everything changes," she said. "You lose your hair, your skin color changes. This program was designed with the belief that if you look good, you naturally feel better." FIVE STAR FIVE STAR Special iluys on 2(168'$ . . " euul!evi 'Svi " . . 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They had25 students become members of the Life Savers club, which means they raised at least $50 and of those 25 they had five raise over $100. Our overall top fundraiser was Ashley Haas (a first grader), shown above, who raised $154 and received her grand prize of a bike last week. She is the daughter of Jason and Amy Haas. Students were also able to come down and be active, by playing basketball, volleyball, ro e and dancing in the High School Gymnasaum to celebrate thmr arTeork. MDA rant will rowing A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris has received a Sustainable Agriculture grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to find improved methods of commercial raspberry growing. According to project director Steven Poppe, the team will use the MDA grant to research different growing methods, their commercial viability and the impact of these prac- tices on human health. "We've planted raspberry varieties in high tunnels on test plots near Alexandria and Morris," said Poppe. "The high tunnel structures will allow us to extend the growing season. We'll compare their yield to the field- planted raspberries and share this research with growers." Poppe says the researchers will in Minn. also evaluate strategies to eliminate the use of fungicides and herbicides, and minimize the use of insecticides in raspberry production. "Investigating new methods of producing raspberries is desirable as growers are looking to eliminate syn- thetic chemicals in their production systems," Poppe said. "Commercial raspberry production in the Upper Midwest has many challenges and sharing our research with the growers is a key component of this project." The MDA Sustainable Agriculture Grants support three-year projects that increase farm net profits, benefit the environment and improve the farm quality of life. The grant projects are detailed in the MDA's annual Greenbook. 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