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Pederson funeral home of the death of 90- Pederson of passed away last at Waslaco, TX. will be held at ;Friday, Nov. 22 at St. Church in lergy will be Rev. interment in the Bellingham. will be Thursday and evening at the home in Madison. Will continue before the at the church in be a prayer service g at 7 p.m. at the in Madison. is survived by one rlys Kunde of rural grandchildren, 12 one sister Esther one brother Clarence of Madison. news M.J. Kirehberg was a Sunday supper guest at the Dennis Rademacher, and Kristin attended the of Alishia Solmen at St. Church in Madison, evening, Nov. 6, who attends Cardinal in Fargo spent Weekend at the home of and Mrs. Dave Karels. was a Thursday MJ. Kirchberg who attends spent Veteran's Kay Karels home. Joe Karels spent 10 visiting their m Plymouth. Shawn Pastika and spent Nov. 8 home of her parents !nAdP, Aman. of Duluth spent Nov. 8 Jim Croatt home and in this area. returned home 7 after spending at the Dale Kluxdal home Igton and also visited the Cities. of Hopkins spent Nov. 10 at the and was among this area during the spent Thursday 10 at the home of his irchbergs. Mrs. Marcy was a Friday Additional Saturday were Mrs. Wayne . Dave Mork and Tracey, ;arr, Lexi and Kristen, ,trchberg and girls and of Milbank. 'cy Trombley of M.J. Kirchberg and Schmieg attended the sics at the Ortonville on Saturday evening, of Montevideo, of Lennox, SD, and Emily of Volga, 7 weekend guests at the +. home. Wayne Brehmer were Nov. 10 visitors at ,, home. 12 afternoon visitors of Mrs. Myra Schmieg lramer, Mrs. and Mrs. naacher and Mrs. Glen r all of Ortonville. who attends n Brookings, SD spent weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mrs. Joseph Bowden of the parents of a son on Tuesday, Nov. intents are Mr. and of Rapid City, SD great-grandchild for Mr. Pillatzki. of Halleck spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Blazers - Bravadas - Jimmys '00 GMC Jimmy S/T, 4.3 V6, leather, CD, blue '00 GMC Jimmy SLT, 4.3 V6, loaded, 15,000 miles '00 Olds Bravada, sunroof, 6 disc CD, leather red '00 Chevy Trailblazer, leather, CD, 38k miles, white '00 GMC Jimmy SE, sunroof, CD, red/pewter '00 Chevy Blazer LS, loaded, CD, 40k miles, black '99 GMC Jimmy "Envoy", sunroof, leather, blue '99 GMC Jimmy SLT, leather, sunroof, CD, red/pewter '99 Olds Bravada, leather, sunroof, CD, 34k miles, green '98 GMC "Envoy", sunroof, 6 disc CD, pewter '97 Chevy Blazer LT, sunroof, leather, CD, white '96 GMC Jimmy SLE, 4.3 V6. fully equipped, red/gray '96 Olds Bravada, 4+3 V6, leather, CD, brown '94 Olds Bravada, 4.3 V6, leather, 83k miles, green '93 Olds Bravada, leather, Nicest Around, 62k mile 60th 22rid! 19, 2002 Counties play key role in making feediot rules work County feedlot officers around the state play a key role in helping feedlot owners comply with environmental regulations in the state feedlot rule. At many smaller, older feedlots manure run off pollutes nearby waterways. County feedlot officers help produc- ers find solutions that protect water quality and the environment at a rea- sonable cost. "We try to work with producers on compliance to protect the environ- ment and water quality," said Mike Hanson, president of the Minnesota Association of County Feedlot Officers (MACFO). The group (,rga- nized in October 2001 and is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. MACFO recently held its first statewide conference Oct. 29-30 in Willmar. Hanson is the feedlot officer in Cottonwood County, one of 55 counties authorized by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. (MPCA) to administer the state feedlot rule. County feedlot officers help pro- ducers understand the rules, and direct them to technical and financial assis- tance for feedlot pollution control measures. With a statewide organiza- tion they will be able to do a better job, Hanson said. "We will have more credibility as an organization," he said. "It will give us a venue to address important issues such as fund- Jim Gesswein Says... ing and training." Producerg benefit when there is better coordination among agencies and more uniflrm application of the rules," Hanson said. During the upcoming legislative session MACFO will support contin- ued funding for the fcedlot delegated county program. This year the MPCA distributed a total of n['arly $2 million to delegated counties to operate their programs. "With tight budgets in the state, our goal will be to hold our own this legislative session." said Tina Rosenstein. Nicollet County feedlot officer and MACFO vice president. The MPCA and counties have been finishing up with fcedlot registration. the first big project of the new fcedlot rule that went into effect in October 20(0. The conference focused on var- ious other aspects of putting the rule into effect. Topics included odor man- agement, foot and mouth disease. financial assistance, construction, and the open lot agreement. The open lot provision in the state's feedlot rule intends to help smaller feedlots with runoff problems ease into compliance at minima/cost. It offers several advantages to eligible feedlots. They may be eligible for financial assistance', and they hac a longer time to make needed improve- ments. So far, about I,(g)O producers hiave signed up out of an estimated 6.(XX) to 9,0(X) that could be eligible. "We nedl to get this thing rolling, get people understanding, and get them the assistance they need," said Jerry Hitdebrandt, of the MPCA feed- lot assistance staff. "We're really tU'- ing to help them keep in compliance." Eight counties in southeastern Minnesota received a grant to help promote the open lot agreement. "We are meeting with producers one on one to explain the benefits of the open lot agreement," said Mark Gernes, Winona County feedlot officer. "We help them determine if their sites are in compliance, discuss possible poilu- tion abatement measures that they'll be able to manage and afford, and give them a brief overview of the cost share programs." While there's some initial reluctance, "most producers have been willing to sign up for the open lot agreement after having it explained," he said. More information about the feedlot program, including a list of county fcedlot officers, can be found on the MPCA Web site at Iots.html. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture Web site also includes feedlot rule information at ORTONVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT'S RAFFLE winner of a 2003 Polaris ATV is Barry Palmeltien of Oakdale. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to purchase protective clothing or other fire fighting or emergency equipment. The dance and raffle are held each year during Fire Protection Week. 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