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Madison Field Office, the Lac qui Parle - Yellow Bank Clean Water Partnership Project and Prairie Country Resource Conservation and Development Council. Engaged True Minnesota. Some thir",Os are distinctly Minnesoton - like Blue Minnesota, recognized for delivering quality health care plans for 70 years That's why more Minnesotans choose Blue plan. Call me for individual or group plans or plans that Medicare. NORTHERN RAIDERS SADDLE CLUB of Beardsley won the award at last weekend's trail ride for having the most riders. OLDEST RIDER at last weekend's trail ride was Melvin Marquardt, 84 of Kerkhoven. At left is Clark Mastel, one of the event's o rgamzers. JAMES PETERSEN of Apache Junction, AZ won the award for having trailered his horse the farthest at last weekend's trail ride. Presenting the award is horseman and emcee of the awards program Clark Mastel, right. Independent Ads Get Noticed. 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This event will begin in Madison at the park along Highway 75 just south of Highway 40 intersection at 8:45 a.m. Organic farming practices will include grassbased agriculture as well as organic row cropping. Discussion will include the impact upon watersheds, conversion incentives and pitfalls encountered with conversion as well as some basic field-tested how-to advice. The training session participants will first stop at Prairie Wind Farm, owned and operated by Ed Radermacher, in Section 4 of Walter Township. It is a third and fourth generation family operation with over 30 years experience in organic production practices. It is a grass- based system ofbeef and sheep, harvesting grasses and legumes in a rotational grazing system. The r pasture walk presentation will include rotational grazing techniques, organic pasture management, and composing of livestock manure. This segment of the tour will also include a visit to Gerard Radermacher's farm. A stop at a monitoring site for the Lac qui Parle - Yellow Bank Watershed Clean Water Partnership Project will include a demonstration of the water quality monitoring being done at the County. Lunch and a presentation of the row crop organic farming system at A-Frame Farm, owned and operated by Carmen nd Sally Fernholz east of Madison on Highway 40, will focus on how they have fine-tuned their organic farming methods over the years. Discussion will include nutrient management, weed management tools and decisions, and some of the more difficult obstacles to overcome in an organic grain production system. The final stop will be a Community Support Agriculture venture called EarthRise. EarthRise has been in existence for seven years and is operated by Sisters Kay and Annette Fernholz, School Sisters of Notre Dame. It provides wholesome, fresh, locally grown produce to its shareholders and a Farmers Market in Madison. All of the tours hosts are members of Pride of the Prairie, a collaborative effort of the Land Stewardship Project, the University of Minnesota, Morris, the West Central Regional Sustainable Development Board, Prairie Renaissance, the West Central Research and Out Reach Center, AURI, and other area citizens and farms. The noon meal and morning and afternoon refreshments will preseni produce from these local growers. This training session is sponsored by the Lac qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service Basement Problems Solved 1. Leaky Basements Hade Dry . (No dilng up yard) 2. Buckling Walls Strallfitened j / 3. Crumbling Walls Restored ) Over 35 Years of Service I, ( Provm Systems ( / www.dryupbasemenLcom ? Anna Schumacher of LeSueur, and John Nielsen of Inver Grove Heights announce their engagement. Parents are Marlyn and Reva Schumacher of Ortonville and Butch and Peg Nielsen of Inver Grove Heights. Anna is a 1998 graduate of OHS and a 2000 graduate of Ridgewater College of Willmar. She is employed at LeSueur Veterinary Services in LeSueur. John is a 1994 graduate of Simley High School of Inver Grove Heights and a 1997 graduate of MIM in Minneapolis. He is employed at Anderson Lake Animal Hospital in Eden Prairie. Tile couple will be married Sept. 21, 2002 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Special meet of American Legion Post '97 A special meeting of the membership of American Legion Spink-Dobak Post #97 will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at 4:30 p.m., at the residence of Bob and Helen Schreiner, 119 Lundell Avenue, Ortonville. Purpose of this special meeting is to act on a request for cancellation of the Post charter of American Legion Spink-Dobak Post #97. The American Legion Department of Minnesota requires that to act upon this request a motion must be made to apply to the Department Executive Committee for their approval. A second to the motion must be received and approved by a simple majority and recorded in the minutes of the meeting. If this motion fails, then we shall continue to operate under our own charter. A barbecue will be served so we extend a welcome invitation to all members and their spouses to attend this special meeting. "As you can see, this is a major Post decision so we trust you can attend," says Alta Froelich, Post Adjutant, and R.D. Schreiner, Post Commander. Big Stone sets city-wide sales Big Stone City will be holding a city-wide rummage sale on Saturday, Aug. 17 and are looking for more participants. If you are interested in having your rummage sale listed on the map, please contact Deb Wiik at 862-8303 or the Big Stone City Office at 862-8121. A list of rummage sales with a map will be available beginning Friday, Aug. 16 at the Big Sttne City Office. / TAKING A SWIM during the trail ride was earning him a snorkel and the coveted "River Gunlock giveaway launches in Min Lt. Governor Mac Schunk, along with the Minnesota State Patrol, dis- tributed free firearm locks throughout Minnesota as part of the national Project HomeSafe initiative. Project HomeSafe is designed to help make homes with firearms safer and prevent needless accidents. Thousands of free cable locks and firearm safety educational materials were provided free to residents throughout the state, Monday at the steps of the state capital. They will be providing safety materials throughout the state in August including Wednesday, Aug. 21 in Montevideo. Developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the nationwide Project HomeSafe program is about teaching Americans to will pro' three Project U.S. Justice Conference (NCLG) and 46 states "Project the most ty said Dee "The devices, an component, states candy the im in the home. Paulsen's Tree STUMP GRII Can do any size stump/ Most portable in county! 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