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TRIBUNE Local News Wednesday, February 4, 2004 Page 7  amain" " g '; J,,* m iP S Cheerleaders held the 2nd "Little Sparks" Cheer Camp last 3-6 grade girls were instructed in the basics of cheerleading such and jumps, .and the importance of warming up and stretching out. Were taught 3 cheers and the school song. The "Little Sparks" performed at iris' basketball game later that week. Submitted photo 1l* wide ACT test ril 3 for college students high school can take the ACT on April 3. 2004. nationwide test post- is February post- is March 12 required ,). are accepted all colleges and in the nation, all Ivy League test fee is $26 Colleges along with a school GPA, courses taken, activities information to admissions course new students. ASsessment is an test in English, aath and science. what students in high school, required for It is not test. find it more than an apti- it reflects  chool curriculum. Was administered more than 2 million times last year. Important tips -- Students who have already taken the ACT can take it again and try for a higher score. Juniors can use their scores to examine academic weak- nesses, take courses to cor- rect those weaknesses and re-take the exam as seniors. Students who take the exam more than once can report only their highest composite score to prospective colleges if they choose. For more information, including registration forms and test locations, contact your high school guidance counselor or register online on ACT's website -- http'J/ The web- site also has helpful informa- tion, sample tests and the opportunity to order test prep materials.- CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274- 6136 OR 1-800-410- 1859 g concerned & responsible and businesses support the churches, and their activities. & center in Minnesota" 4th Street Tracy Ph 532-9430 Marshall is ral me MN 274-5464 MN. ers Walnut Pve. 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There will be workshop opportunities available for SMSU and Macalester stu- dents during the day, as well. The" Macalester College Orchestra will begin the per- ibrmance at Lakeview High School, followed by MacJazz. The orchestra, conducted by Cary Franklin, will feature selections from Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Mozart's Overture to the Marriage of Figaro and concerto move- ments by Beethoven, Max Bruch and Ernest Bloch, fea- turing student soloists. MacJazz, directed by Carleton Macy, will perform selections originally written for the big bands of Ellington, Basie, Kenton and others. Orchestra director Franklin received his Master of Music in conducting from the University of Minnesota. He is a nationally-recognized composer with commissions and performances from the Minnesota Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Cedar Rapids Symphony, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, among others. He is currently the music direc- tor and conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis. Macy has composed more than 100 Works. His active interest in non- Western music has led him to become a performer, con- ductor and composer with the Minnesota Chinese Music Ensemble. In 1995, the American Composers Forum released a CD of his music for pianos and flutes, entitled Reflections. For further informa- tion, call 651-696-6186. Tillage and insect pests to be covered at Winter Crop Days Farmers that grow soy- beans and corn know that 2003 presented challenges in the form of insect pests. Some pests are newcomers, while others are modifica- tions of old pests. New research information on these pests will be presented as part of the annual Winter Crops and Soils Day at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center near Lamberton on Thursday, February 12, 2004. One of the insect new- comers is the soybean aphid. "We began seeing some iso- lated numbers of soybean aphids in southwestern MN two years ago," says Bruce Potter, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) special- ist at the SWROC at Lamberton. "The numbers exploded this past summer to the point where many area farmers treated their soybean fields with insecti- cides," Potter said. As pro- ducers look to the 2004 growing season, many are wondering if they will have to spray again. "I will pres- ent data that begins to give some insight into factors that drive aphid popula- tions, the effectiveness of the timing of treatments and the products used," says Potter. He will also present research data on bean leaf beetles and corn rootworm and its impli- cations. Different innovations in tillage are constantly evolv- ing. 'Fhe zone tillage sys- tem is one of the newer forms of primary tillage being considered by farm- ers," says Jodie DeJong- Hughes, Regional Extension Educator. "I think farmers will be interested in seeing our research before they decide which tillage system to use," Jodie says. "I will be reviewing the facts and fic- tion surrounding zone tillage." Additional topics and speakers on the program include: Jeff Strock, soils scientist at SWROC, dis- cussing "Optimum Nitrogen Rates for Corn"; and Jochum Wiersma, small grains spe- cialist at the U of M at Crookston, presenting "Can farmers afford to grow small grains in SW Minnesota?" Research data from the cen- ter on herbicides and row spacing will also be shared. Registration for the annual Winter Crops and Soils Day on February 12 begins as 12:30 p.m. and presentations will run from 12:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A fee will be charged at the door to cover program costs and to provide handouts. Pre-regis- tration is not required. MN DOT is warning drivers of black ice "Black ice can be one of the most dangerous condi- tions on winter roads", said District Engineer Jim Swanson. "It is almost invis- ible and can catch drivers off guard," he added. Black ice is clear and appears black because the dark asphalt surface underneath shows through. It can form on heavily congested highways from auto emissions, but other roads are susceptible including those in shaded areas, near lakes and rivers, in tunnels and on overpass- es. Drivers can increase safety by observing the fol- lowing tips: * Be aware that black ice is almost invisible. * Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and tunnels and in early morn- ing when the air tempera- ture is rising faster than the pavement temperature. * Never brake while driving on ice. Applying pressure to your brakes while on ice will cause a vehicle to skid. Brake only during your approach. * Keep your distance. The distance needed to stop on ice is twice as long as under normal driving cir- cumstances. Keep at least a three-car distance from the vehicle directly in front of you. Black ice forms when the air temperature is warmer than pavement, which caus- es moisture to rapidly freeze and create a thin, transpar- ent layer of ice on the road- way. Community. visi00 scheduled for IP Landowners and opera- tors are  encouraged to take an opportunity to discuss conservation concerns with natural resource staff during the upcoming community visits for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Redwood County will be out spreading the word about EQIP with the hopes of getting enough county participation to fully utilize the 2004 allocation, which is expected to increase substantially from last year's $100,000. "It has been years since Redwood County has had this kind of dollars for con- servation," said Marilyn Bernhardson, Redwood SWCD Administrator. "It is extremely important that we try to get the word out to everyone in the county to ensure everyone who is interested in applying for these funds has the opportu- nity to apply." Community visits begin on February 10 at the Corner Corral in Sanborn from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. The group will then move to Nellie's Cafe in Walnut Grove from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. The final stop that day is the Lamberton Cafe from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. On February 11, visits begin at the Vesta Cafe from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., mR W HUGE SAVINGS mNwm Simple X)leasures Gifts 00reasures Downtown Redwood Falls 507-637-5270 interested producers can stop by the Brauhaus in Lucan, and from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Oasis in Milroy. February 12, the group will make one stop in Belview at the Cenex Station]Cafe from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The final day of sched- uled visits is February 17 beginning from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at MaB's Care in Morgan. The group will be in Wabasso at Baune's Cfe from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m., and at the South Side in Wanda from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Reauthorized under the 2002 Farm Bill, EQIP, offers financial and technical assis- tance to implement conser- vation measures. Eligible practices address issues of water quality, pasture man- agement, structural prac- tices, wildlife and trees, live- stock management and con- servation cropping systems. Among the 50 practices from which producers can choose are residue manage- ment, well sealing, critical area plantings, wildlife habi. tat management, field wind. breaks, waterways, clean water diversions, water and sediment control basins and wastewater and feedlot runoff control. Producers can receive up to 50 percent cost share to install conservation meas- ures through EQIP. Incentive payments on con- servation cropping and residue management prac- tices will be paid for up to three years. Additional cost share through other sources may be available for certain eligible structural practices to bring the total cost share to 75 percent. Staff will be available to answer questions on EQIP or any other conservation programs during the com- munity visits. For further information, contact the NRCS/SWCD office at 507- 637-2427, Ext. 3. WALNUT GROVE CLINIC Judi Anderson, C-NP Now Open TUESDAY AFTERNOONS 2- 5 p.m. Judi Anderson, Certified Nurse PracUtioner will be available to see patients during those hours. 111636 Walnut Grove Clinic 400 7th St., Walnut Grove, MN 56180 "Dedicated to the Work of Healing"