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in Kids this summer are participating future. Have the child set a goal to pur- the family and this is a great time to in a variety of camps including lan- " chase a reasonably priced item they teach them about making choices and guage, sports, music, art and church need to save for over a few weeks or living on a planned budget. It is also a camps. Why not add a financial camp months. Allow them to save and then good way to open up discussions and experience-something parents can do at make the purchase to demonstrate the provide kids with an understanding that home with a camp of their own.concept. "Managing money well is critically Field Trip: Bring your child to your it is okay to talk about money. Field Trip: Grocery shopping can be important in our lives and.we, as par- local bank or credit union to open his fun with the kids! Write a list together ents, serve our children well when we or her own savings account. Most fi- at home and make a game out of begin the education process early," said nancial institutions offer some type of coupon clipping to plan for your trip. Marjorie Klimek, supervisor at LSS Fi- fun incentive to open kids' accounts Have the children choose items from nancial Counseling Service. "Even and further incentive for regular de- the list and help them compare prices children as young as toddlers are old posits, by size and brand and match up enough to start learning money basics." ~ coupons to the items selected. Avoid To create your own "summer camp Let your child give the money,purchases of items not on the list as this on finances," Klimek suggests using whether it is putting coins in the col- promotes impulse buying very basic concepts on earning, saving, lection plate at church, the Salvation spe'nding, borrowing and giving. Army bucket, or the containers at Remember playing Monopoly when Here are a few tips: checkout counters for benefits and you were a child and ran out of money? local charities. Explain how their do- Then; you landed on Park Place with Have children perform jobs around nation will help the'cause, no cash to buy your hotel? This game the house to earn their own money el- Field Trip: Volunteer together for can be a fun way to teach kids about ther by paying a weekly allowance or your favorite charity and visit the loca- borrowing money from the bank or an- by task performed. Not only are you' tion. If a child can see how his dona- other player to make their purchase. adding their yalue as a family member, tion of money and time is benefiting Make sure to charge interest so the but teaching the concept of spending another, it will be easier to learn. Some concept is realistic ! personal time and effort to receive pay- ideas are helping a family in your corn- Discuss wants versus needs, and the ment. munity, working at the animal shelter, importance of saying "no" if they can- A rummage sale is a great way to cleaning the chulch, or serving at a not afford to make a purchase and de-clutter and kids can earn money food shelf, would resort to borrowing! Compare selling their gently used toys or out- ~ costs of items paid in cash versus grown clothing. Allow children to make their own credit. Encourage additional saving to Field trip: Walk around the block to- decisions about how they will spend purchase wants in the future. gether and have them spot ways to earn their own money. Show them how to Field Trip: Visit a financial advisor money right in the neighborhood: a use the "three-day cooling off rule"-or at a credit union or bank and have them lemonade stand, babysitting, do walk- going home and waiting three days to explain credit to your child. You may ing, lawn mowing, newspaper delivery, see if you still want to make that pur- learn a thing or two in the process! chase. Discuss pros and cons of their Children learn through imitation, so Teach thar saving needs to come be- choice but let the final decision be no matter what the money concept, fore spending. This is a core concept theirs, practice what you preach, Klimek adds. that, learned early, will provide a good Include children in some meetings foundation for your child's financial on the family budget. They are part of fi Recipients of payable citations due The service is being rolled out tribution of fine revenue to local gov- to Big Stone, Grant, Pope, Stevens, statewide over a two year period as part ernments and the state treasury, and au- Traverse and Wilkin District Courts of a Judicial Branch effort to reduce tomated referral &overdue fines to the can now pay their fines via an auto- costs and improve service to the pub- Judicial Branch's debt collection serv- mated phone system or online using ,a lic. Under the project, the processing of ice. credit card 24 hours a day, seven days about one million payable citations 8th Judicial District Chirf Judge a week. The counties of Chippewa, each year is being transitioned from Steven Drange said "As a result of this Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Meeker, local courthouses to a centralized Court Judicial Branch initiative, people will Renville, Swift and Yellow Medicine Payment Center. The project also in- have a more convenient and efficient were transitioned to this new service cludes creation of a statewide call cen- way to pay fines. By taking advantage earlier. The payment service is only ter to answer questions and direct of technology, the court system will available for citations that do not re- callers to the appropriate location if a n~ake better use of staff time, as well as quire a court appearance, court appearance or other action is re- increase collection of fines." Payments can be made by calling quired. INFORMATION ABOUT THE 8TM toll-free at 1-800-657-3611. Payment When complete, the project will re- DISTRICT: The 8TM District is corn- can also be made through the Judicial duce manual data entry, freeing up prised of 13 cdunties in west-central Branch website www.mncourts.gov. A court staff for other case processing du- Minnesota and has 11 judges and five convenience fee will be charged for ties. It will also .include the electronic Court Administrators who handle over each payment made by phone or Web. filing of citations by many law en- 28,000 cases per year. For more infor- Payments may still be made in person forcement departments directly into the mation about the Minnesota Judicial at the courthouse or by mail. court computer system, automated dis- Branch, visit www.mncourts.gov Note: Due to the death of Barb's late husband and recent land sale, Barb will liquidate the estate's farm equipment and other items. The equipment is in good condition. with low hours, kept shedded and in good . maintenance The equipment is bein9 moved from farm to the sale location for bidders' convenience and easy access - Wally JD 8450, 4WD. 16/6 spd 60% rubber, good condition, 5,876 hrs Ser. # 004161 1999 Ford F-350 Super Du~, VIO 2wd, 108.000 actual miles. 1844 eugin,1425 seperate hrs. 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Superior Auction Conducted Professionally By: Not responsible for Wally & Trever Schiele, Auctioneers, 320-834-4470 accidents #21-18 * #21-65 * e A1,Brandon, MN The Children's Physician Network and Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) are encouraging people to make sure their children's vaccines are up to date prior to the start of school. August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Only about three-quarters of Min- nesota children overall - and as few as one-quarter of children in Marshall, Pennington, and Red Lake counties in Minnesotal - have received the rec- ommended vaccinations. Hispanic and African American populations also lag up to 20% behind the white population in vaccination rates .2 "Our goal is to surpass 90% as a standard for vaccinations," said Peter Dehnel, M.D Medical Director of Children's Physician Network. "Up- to-date vaccinations are critical not only to us as individuals, but to the en- tire population. Serious diseases that we thought had been eradicated in the United Statesare making a comeback." Recent outbreaks of measles, mumps, and whooping cough show that these diseases have not been com- pletely controlled. Over the past two years, several children in California have been killed by whooping cough. In 2008, an outbreak of invasive Hib disease in Minnesota was the largest outbreak since 1992and killed one un- vaccinated infant.3 Amy Gilbert, M.D a family physi- cian and chair of the MMA's Public Health Committee, says that vaccina- tions are the most effective way to en- sure that these diseases - ranging from measles to polio to whooping cough - don't become serious public health .threats, like they weremany decades ago. "It's heartbreaking to see vaccine- preventable illness affecting people in Minnesota. In Minnesota, that should never happen and doesn't need to. As children head back to school, vaccines are crucial for children to protect them- selves and others." "The simplest prevention is to fol- low the immunization guidelines set by our country's leading infectious disease experts and pediatricians," said Dr. Dehnel. Immunization schedules Minnesota's recommended immu- nization schedule includes: DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertus- sis), IPV (polio), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), varicella (chicken pox), PCV (pneumococcal), hepatitis A and hepatitis B, rotavirus, influenza and Haemophilus (Hib) vaccinations for infants and young children; Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertus- sis), MCV (meningococcal), influenza, and HPV (human papillomavirus) vac- cinations for children ages 7 to 18; Td (tetanus, diphtheria) vaccina- tions every 10 years as adults Getting shots at the right ages is im- portant, but it is never too late to catch up. Please see the full schedule of vac- cinations under state vaccination law at: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/ idepc/immunize/laws/index.html Minnesotans may also call the Min- nesota Department of Health at 1-800- 657-3970 or 651-201-5503 Immunization advocates unite Improving vaccination rates and ed- ucating the public about the need for vaccinations is one of the top pubic health priorities of the MMA, which represents about 11,000 physicians in Minnesota. Children's Physician Network is a network of pediatric clinics advocating for complete and up-to-date vaccina- tions in Minnesota Primary care clin- ics include All About Children Pediatrics, Central Pediatrics, Chil- dren's Primary Clinics, TAMS, Dakota Pediatric Clinic, Drs. Rogers & Ny- gren, Eagan Valley Pediatrics, Edina Pediatrics, Fridley Children's & Teenagers' Medical Center, Mendakota Pediatrics, Northeast Pediatric Clinic, Northern Lights Pediatric & Adoles- cent Medicine, Partners in Pediatrics, Pediatric & Young Adult Medicine, Pe- diatric & Adolescent Care of Min- nesota, Pediatric Services, South Lake Pediatrics, Southdale Pediatric Associ- ates, and Wayzata Children's Clinic. "Vaccines are safe, necessary, and one of the most important contributors to public health," said Dr. Jennifer White Gobel, of Mendakota Pediatrics in West St. Paul. "Pediatricians wish to send a. unified message to Min- nesotans that now is the time for all of us to make sure that our young children and our teenagers, as well as ourselves, have the vaccines we need to protect both the individual and the population as a whole." About the Children's Physician Ne t- work Children's Physician Network is an 11-county pediatric clinician network ~iiming to improve the health status of children and adolescents, serve patients in all health plans, and unify the com- munity behind pediatric health care is- sues. The network is comprised of more than 175 primary care clinicians, more than500 specialty clinicians, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. Primary care cli- nicians serve pediatric patients living in the Twin Cities metropolitan area through over 40 clinic locations; spe- cialty clinicians through more than400 locations. The clinics range from one to 40 practitioners, and most of them are independent, community-based practices. About the Minnesota Medical Asso- ciation The Minnesota Medical Association is a professional association represent- ing physicians, residents, and medical students, working together for a healthyMinnesota. With more than 11,000 members, the MMA is a pow- erful advocate on health care issues at the State Capitol and in Washington D.C. The MMA provides up-to-date information about events affecting medicine in Minnesota, offers products and services that save time and money, and provides education for physicians and their clinic staff. our gratn , earl cal ves =mproves By Noah Litherland, University feeding system for our initial study, so rumen which is likely caused by the of Minnesota Extension extra feedings were done in a con- consumption of grain. This advanced I recently visited dairy farms trolled manner to simulate an auto- development confers an advantage of throughout Minnesota with my Uni- matic calf feeding system. We more efficient growth and improved versity of Minnesotd Extension col- observed an increase in grain intake in health. leagues. We observed that many dairies calves fed four small meals, versus the With grant support from the Uni- have invested in automated calf feed- same amount 6f milk replacer fed in versity of Minnesota and the allied lng systems, but the producers had two meals. These computerized calf dairy industry, we will continue our re- questions about feeding procedures to feeding systems appear to be an in- search in the mechanization of feeding optimize calf health, welfare and vestment that can pay off in efficiency, the baby calf to provide dairy produc- growth performance, greater calf performance and perhaps ers with information for raising a In order to address some of their improved animal welfare, healthy and productive future dairy questions, we conducted a study at the Calves fed on the farms with auto- cow. University of Minnesota Dairy Cattle mated calf feeders were ruminating Find the detailed research report on Teaching and Research Facility in St. (chewing their cud) at a considerably the Extension dairy website at Paul to determine if increased feeding young age. Calves are bornwith.a non- www.extension.umn.edu/go/1034. frequency of smaller meals of milk re- functional rumen (fermentation Vat More educational information for dairy placer increased grain intake in calves where feed-stuffs are digested) and the producers can be found at www.exten- compared with conventional twice- 'fact that these young calves were slon.umn.edu/Dairy. daily milk feeding, chewing their cud indicates they have We did not have an automated calf advanced the development of the NEW AND IMPR 0 VED. . . Available locally at Hartman's Super Valu Foods, Pioneer Meat Market and Sausage Kitchen, MacDaddy's C-Store and Berens Warehouse Foods ! 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