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READY TO RUN HOME is Eric Carlson of the Big Stone City Pee Wee Team. Coach Randy Stock is coaching third here in the game against Gary, SD during the NESD Pee Wee Tournament held in Big Stone City and Ortonville. common. He also recommends following precautions to minimize bee kills and communicating treatment plans to beekeepers. The wet)site at has additional information on the soybean aphid and its management. Annual meet OHS alumni set Aug. 17th The annual Alumni Meeting of the Ortonville Alumni Association will be held on Saturday Aug. 17th, 2002,in the Commons Area at the Ortonville School. The meeting will begin at 9 am. Purpose of this meeting will be to consider and take action of business matters of organization, including, but not limited to the election of directors for the coming year. "We encourage anyone who attended Ortonville High School to come to this meeting and to consider serving on the board of directors to ensure the continuation of the Alumni Association," Any questions please call Bud Knippen 839-6222 or Linda Toner 839-2859. Safety notice for walkers and hikers Joseph J. Berning, Jr. Sheriff, Big Stone County In the last two weeks I have had three people talk to me about people walking on Hwy 7 and other areas. ".-These people have concerns about ",),ere the people are walking and whilt they are walking. We all know Hwy 7 is a scenic stretch of highway from Ortonville to Mallard Point area. People like to walk along the road and enjoy nature and the sights. Unfortunately once in awhile drivers do the same thing. The problem is that they both sometimes forget where they are and what they are doing. Motorists have very little room for an error on that highway with no shoulders, several curves and hills. The people that have talked to me said that sometimes two or three people are walking side by side on the highway. They are walking in the late afternoon and evening and they are wearing clothing that is hard to see with the background colors. If you are one of these people you should walk single file, walk during daylight hours and wear a reflective vest or bright colored clothing if you are walking later in the day. This is THE CLASSIFIE00 all common sense information but sometimes a little reminder doesn't hurt anything. This information also applies to other r0 and city but they a as Hvy. 7. Be safe ....... Downtown Madison. MN 320-598-3846 ALL FASHIONS STOREWIDE ARE 0 % OFF BuY 1, etl FIND 3 OR MORI AND 50% Sale includes Bass Shoes & Sandals] Extension I I I IIII I John Cunningham County Extension Educator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 EXTENSION WEBSITE HAS FREE SPREADSHEET TO HELP MAKE FARM BILL DECISIONS Kevin Klair, Extension Economist of the University of Minnesota Extension Service prepared the material below, Many circumstances in farming require making decisions, and the new federal Farm Bill is no exception. Nearly all Minnesota farmers will need to make Farm Bill decisions regarding whether to update their base acres and yields. The decision will be different for each producer, depending on the producer's situation. There aren't many easy thumb rules for these decisions. Because of the complexity of the Farm Bill decisions, using a computer is the easiest way to help calculate the best option. There is a free spreadsheet available on Extension's Farm Bill website at bill/that can help producers. This spreadsheet is more comprehensive than some earlier spreadsheets. However, it still doesn't accommodate all the potential crops a producer may need to evaluate. It also doesn't help answer questions about how to verify past yields. The U of M Extension Service and the Farm Service Agency are planning to hold Farm Bill training sessions for farmers across the state in late August and September. Watch Extension's Farm Bill website or check with your county Extension office for information on meetings in your area. New brochure on 'Managing Soybean Aphid' available from U of M Managing Soybean Aphid" is the title of a new color brochure available from the University of Minnesota Extension Service. The soybean aphid is a native of Asia that first came to Minnesota two years ago and spread rapidly across the state last year. Much of the state is at-risk for severe infestations in 2002, according to U of M Extension entomologist Ken Ostlie. Ostlie is the author of the new brochure, which is available on the Internet by going to http://www.soybeans.umn.edul and clicking on the icon for the brochure. Printed copies are available at county Extcnsion offices in Minnesota or from Extension Entomology at (612) 624-6706. The brochure provides basic information on the soybean aphid, its population dynamics, its damage to soybeans and management options. Aphid populations build rapidly, and may reach several thousand aphids per plant at their peak in early August. When this occurs, soybean yield reductions may top 50 percent. Insecticides only suppress soybean aphid populations for 7-14 days. Applications during the initiation of flowering and into full flower had the greatest yield benefit in 2001. Earlier applications risk rebound of aphid numbers during pod set. Later applications may achieve less-than- desired benefits. Many aphid species are resistant to insecticides. Multiple or poorly timed insecticide applications favor development of resistance. He recommends scouting to ensure insecticides are needed and well- timed. To identify heavily infested fields, scout one to two times per week through pod set. Look for aphids on the undersides of the upper three leaves in vegetative and flowering soybeans. Consider treating with insecticide if aphid numbers average more than 250 per plant. Insecticides may not be economical if soybeans are setting pods, infestation is spotty, most aphid nymphs are developing wings or diseased nymphs are m w irr N-EON ES SXT S 53 A O Month *Rebate applied to purchase - 60 month - OAC Yellow- Red White - Blue Silver Almond .. C,ti .,,li ,+.. +@" ,,,o, .,.'-*.+, .,+ - + More 00007_YI00IL ZO,OOO ILEWARRANTY" . see ts for details t '98 d '01 JEEP Grand Umlted ,  Iler Sport , Grand Laredo 16,000 miles + 000 miles i ' 12,000 99 CHRYSLER LHS 24,0O0 18,000 Miles HaS it ALL! 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