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OHS SENIOR HIGH CONCERT CHOIR is one of the groups perform- ing in the annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 8 in the high school auditorium. (Photo by Jim Thompson.) Setbacks for conservation tillage suffered in Minnesota River basin River basin this year. In 1996, the survey showed 48 percent of row-crop land in the county, and 48 percent of row-crop land overall, met crop residue targets. In Lac qui Parle County, 77 percent met or exceeded targets in 1998, compared to 66 percent in Swift and 51 percent in Traverse. Until this year, the survey had found farmers were increasing their use of conservation tillage in the Minnesota River basin. Adoption increased from an estimated 29 percent of corn and soybean fields in 1995 to 42 percent in 1996, and 48 percent in 1997. This year, 14 of the 29 surveyed counties showed moderate to steep reductions (greater than three percentage points) in conservation tillage. Scott, Blue Earth and Waseca counties had steep declines of up to 35 percentage points or more, while Yellow Medicine and Kandiyohi counties showed reductions of about 20 percentage points. County officials and local citizens conducted the crop-residue survey this spring in 29 counties in the Minnesota River basin. Surveyors traveled randomly drawn routes by road, stopping every half mile to observe crop-residue coverage and other conditions in roadside fields in the days and weeks following spring planting. The result is a random assessment of crop-residue conditions in the county. The survey does not account for other soil-conservation practices such as terraces, grassed waterways or buffer strips. A new survey of crop land conditions in the Minnesota River basin shows a reversal of the recent trend for farmers to use conservation tillage to control soil erosion and resulting losses of sediment. The survey, the fourth annual roadside audit of tillage practices and crop-residue management, was conducted by field staff from soil and water conservation districts, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Mind&apos;sota Extension Service, and other conservation organizations. In Big Stone County, the survey showed about 67 percent of row-crop land met or exceeded crop residue- cover targets for soil protection in 1998. This compares to an average of 41 percent for row-crop land in the 29 surveyed counties in the Minnesota Community Prayer gathering uplifting experience for all Blackman, Artichoke Lake Baptist and First Baptist, Appleton; Father Jack Nordick, Holy Rosary, Graceville; Tom Warner, First Asmbly of God; Kory Tedrick, New Life Community Baptist; David Hinrichs, Abiding Faith Free Lutheran ,and Elim Lutheran, Clinton; Larry Kasten, United Methodist, Ortonville Love L=gh and Clinton; and Shalom Kropfl, Zion Lutheran, Ortonville and Eidskog Lutheran. An offering of $240.00 was taken for the continuing work of the Cohort of Prayer Ministry in our county. The next ,scheduled event will be the Area Wide Concert of Prayer on Sunday, April 18, 1999. ts A Tree Progress in the fight against cancer has been made possible through the generous support of informed and caring people across the United States. The American Cancer Society's work, however, must continue if we are to combat these latest statistics: --1 out of every 3 Americans will get Cancer; --1 out of every 8 women will get Breast Cancer; 1 out of every 8 men will get Prostate Cancer; and 1 out of every 12 men and 1 out of every 20 women will get Lung Cancer. Thank you for helping the American Cancer Society and for bringing hope to this generation and future generations! Donations in honor of or in memo- ry of a special person can be made throughout the holiday season. This is On the First Sunday in Advent, November 29th, 140 people repre- senting the Christian Community all over Big Stone County filled First English Lutheran Church for a Prayer and Praise Gathering. The Theme was "Come Bless the Lord" which was carried out throughout the svice which involved 6 pastors and 8 laypersons in sharing and praying for our area. "The music was fantastic," one person was overheard saying. The congregation did much singing during the one hour service. The worship team included: Amy Adelman, organ- ist; Lois Fransky, pianist; a trumpet trio, Ellie Helgeson, Pastor Duane Lookingbill, Carmen Leger; Meg Scholberg, violinist and Jack Gable, song leader. A community Choir of approxi- mately 45 under the direction of Don 'Prior sang "A Thanksgiving Prayer" which carried out the theme of Blessing the Lord. It was a blessing to .see so many churches coming togeth- a wonderful way to recognize a spe- cial person in your life and to know you are doing something positive in the battle against cancer. Each hon- oree (or honorees family) will be noti- fied of the donation. Gifts may be sent to: Ruth Donais (317 Dyer Street, Ortonville MN. 56278), Audrey Wellendorf (R1, Box 219, Ortonville, MN. 56278) or left at Minnwest Bank, Ortonville, MN. In memory of Ralph Leuthardt from Audrey Leuthardt; In memory of Peter and Agnes Leuthardt from Audrey Leuthardt; In memory of Walter and Frieda Carlson from Audrey Leuthardt; In memory of Robert Knoll from Vince & Diane Kvidera; In memory of Ervin (Bud) Wellendorf from "Don and Audrey Wellendorf. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GEN- EROUS SUPPORT Vandals shoot cell phone tower Big Stone County Sheriff's Department received a report last week from Rural Cellular Corporation of vandalism at its cell phone tower southeast of Graceville. According to Deputy John Haukos, someone had apparently shot a rifle at the tower, damaging coaxial cables on it sometime within 10 days prior to Nov. 27. Damage to the tower is yet undetermined, and anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Sheriff's De .partment. PRESENTING AN APPLE to Bellingham first grade Wojciechowski, at right, is Violet Borgerson, Chairman of Matthies American Legion Auxiliary Unit #441. The p was made in honor of American Education Week. NOTICE OF ANNUAL ME The annual meeting of the Big Stone County Agriculture Society is scheduled for Tuesday, 1998, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Clinton Building with a potluck supper. Election of for 1999 will be held at the meeting. Elaine Gustafson, Secretary/Treasurer NORTHEAST ORTHOPAI CENTER Serving N.E. South Dakota and Western Minnesota for 13 Seeing patients weekly at the Ortonville Hospital. Call Lori Larson at 1-320-839-2502 for an appointment- WE NOW ACCEPT MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT Leg IL Itlycb PAD. or 1 Mallard Business I Watertown, " We are more than just a newspaper... cr to sing God's pmise, are a top quality, o.oo, We evening w,'s the pastor's chorus which brought together 9 pstors from all over the county for the lirst time. The pastors received the only applau.their singingf ot the. ,, C le,'m,evening' Me.fallwing" or p ] l ,-ro'ess'ona' the Lyric was "0 Holy Ghost, revival start printing plant! ere Coffee orus  " I W"o;r 1 ' 9. Jug $r)49 dish " - 'Y/all,- ZEK) ICL./- Tim -- orto,,willl  I;:18 IINI-II:III comes from Thee; ,send a revival start the work in me.' One person said what many were ying, "It was wonderful to see the pastors singing together; they must do it again!' 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