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| UP GOES THE CHRISTMAS tree to be placed atop Paul Bunyan's boat anchor at hilltop. City crews put the tree up every Christmas season. Working the boom in above and side photo is T inmh Sc h;: t:e/i: dK;n7 ad toing, tO l I II I II - -- I s,opoRTo,,,LLE ! ..... I FOR CHRISTMAS I ! LET SANTA i  I GALS HELP ! i YOU SHOP i . o. ,.,..ouo,,,.s )? , IL I 4 Z [ I '--.--.- i m,v-" , ,.., .'-'"- . -'--- I watc, for Them o. ,-I LII IS llur ]:us|rless | Streets as They Pasf Out I - , - Candy & Spread Chdstmas ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT | c.,,. | !i:,, Santa says, "tto! 1to! Ho!   . . Has I Christmas.Gift The Whole Can Enjoy- And Help The Santa Helpers Their Holiday Goals! ...HAS AN INCREDIBLE OFFER GOING ON FOR YOU AND FOR THE SALVATION ARMY! Bring canned goods to TCI Cablevision of MN or give to our installer and we will donate them to the Ortonvi/le food shelf. Hook up to Basic Cable TV, or upgrade your existing service and... ...You will receive a I/2 price install. TCI will match your install amount and donate both to the SALVATION ARMY... ...PLUS, you will receive 1/2 off your first month of BASIC CABLE... ...PLUS, if you add HBO and/or CINEMAX along with STARZ & ENCORE plus the CHANNEL GUIDE to your selection  you have added is FREE, YES FREE for the first month! Offer available to customers in good standing only, applicable taxes and fees apply. Offer expires 12-31-98. i00NDENT Funding available for CRP wetland restoration The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Minnesota Waterfowl Association, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. are providing additional technical and financial assistance to Minnesota landowners to restore wetlands and enhance wildlife habitat to Minnesota downers through the Conse,rvation serve Program. The program s 18th sign-up, which is in progress, ends December 11, 1998. Enrollment in Sign-up 18 is highly competitive. In part, landowners com- pete for acceptance based on the lands environmental benefits index score. If a landowner chooses conservation practice-23, wetland restoration, the environmental benefits index score can be enhanced. The practice has two components, wetland ecosystem restoration and establishment of asso- ciated upland grass cover The producer's offer must include conservation practice-23 and the offer must be accepted by USDA to receive Minnesota Waterfowl Association funding. The Minnesota Waterfowl Association will help find all, or a sig- nificant portion of wetland restoration costs after the USDA cost-share and incentive payments are applied. Landowners must agree to enroll land under conservation practice-23 for 15 years in order to receive Minnesota Waterfowl Association funding. Example: A 25-acre Conservation Reserve Program offer has four wetlands to be restored for 18 acres under conserva- tion practice 23. The total cost of restoring the 18 acres of wetland is $1,600. The Farm Service Agency will cost share up to 50 percent, or $800, and also pay a one-time incen- tive payment equal to 25 percent of the cost of restoring the hydrology of the site, or $400. The Minnesota Waterfowl Association will contribute an additional $400 toward the cost of the wetland restoration. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service will help landowners deter- mine the feasibility of wetland and wildlife habitat restorations, and with construction design, oversight, and supervision, said Lance Kuester, state coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. Due to the competitive nature of the sign-up, Kuester said, "Eligible landowners should ask staff at their local USDA Service Center to help them maximize their environmental benefits index points, and the wetland restoration funding through the Minnesota Waterfowl Association." Mike McGinty, executive director Minnesota Waterfowl Association said, "We are committed to maintain- ing a strong Conservation Reserve Program acreage base in Minnesota. We hope that by offering financial and technical assistance that landowners will select conservation practice-23 to better compete in the environmental benefit index ranking process." The Conservation Reserve Program is administered through the USDA Farm Service Agency with technical assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The telephone numbers for the Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are listed in telephone books under "United States Government, U.S. Department of Agriculture" or try the CRP web page at: http:llwww.fsa.usda.govldafplcepdlcr pinfo.htm I Letters to the editor i ! For over two hundred years we had nothing.) I L ,/. ,. t, .... u nee me   I a government based on the If some of us put God and the r .,, tuu=u,lu . Constitution and the Ten Constitution before politics this would I will be thene 0g Fu." Commandments. Some feel if the help. I00o, intellectuals would follow the We can follow God's laws or | 'kll t A II/- ! constitution this would help. It would man s. If we follow man's laws we I "  k Ii - y | help some say if the regular people will eventually have,,a different | v  | followed the Ten Commandments. government. "So what! _Tl,at's what I    | Robert Bork, a federal judge, said the Germans said. Doesn t anyone |   | many intellectuals do not care for the learn anything from history? II .L. '.. Constitution. He said intellectuals are Sincerely, I ricehosoicel not smarter. They earn their living by E. Schrom I " " '- | working with words. 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