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TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, February 25, 2004 Page 13 ical Fitness - Marshall a 2004 new to reduce your That goal is popular goals year. There to reduce fewer foods type foods and physical activi- are probably about getting activity than Our eating habits. about our physical early in life. Research in a of 900 middle and their attitudes about abilities. The Nutrition (CNRC) in leading the 4 funded by the of Health. researchers remaining phys- into adulthood determined by : Person develops identity" in Ask yourself if an athletic ,d? Even sport a child have an impact or not they exer- life. This can an influence risk for car- disease. Physical activity life is crucial in a healthy body Some of the specifics of the Texas study are that researchers will tract sev- enth graders into eighth and ninth grades. Then it will tract the eighth graders into ninth and tenth grades. About twenty percent of the sample, approximately 200 kids, will wear small activity monitors. The monitors are about the size of a watch face. They wear these for 24 hours a day for four days. Recorded is their level of movement. Much like a pedometer that individuals wear. These select students will wear monitors Thursday through Sunday plus keep a personal activity journal. Twice each year, all students will complete questionnaires on the physical activities plus answer questionnaires on athletic identity. Lead researchers have hypothesized that people keep exercising over time because they see themselves as being the types who remain physically active. In other words, being athletic or exercising to be fit becomes part of their overall identity. I challenge those of us helping to raise children, help children self identify their physical activity strengths. Be a part of get- ting physical activity into their daily schedules. Help our future adults remain healthy with some type of daily physical activity. MDA reminds farmers of March 15 deadline for crop insurance signup Department offers software to help farmers develop marketing and insurance strategies The MN Department of Agriculture reminds MN farmers that anyone inter- ested in purchasing crop insurance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency must do so by March 15. .After that, farmers will no longer be able to take advan- tage of this valuable risk- management tool for the 2004 crop year. Portions of MN suffered significant crop losses in the last two crop years. In 2002, late-spring floods devastated crops in the Red River Valley. In 2003, a summer drought combined with a massive soybean aphid infestation to reduce yields in southern MN. Fortunately, according to MDA Risk Management Specialist David Bullock, many affected producers were protected through crop insurance policies they had purchased. "During 2003, MN farm- ers collected a total of $146 million in indemnities while paying out a total of $112 million in federal crop insur- ance premiums," Bullock said. 'rhis resulted in a net inflow of $34 million into the MN farm economy to offset the yield losses." USDA crop insurance is available for most major MN crops. New for 2004, MN barle3; canals and sunflower producers will have the abil- ity to purchase the Revenue Assurance (RA) insurance product tbr their crop. RA pays out an indemnity if crop revenue falls below an insur- able amount. It also includes a harvest price option that can be used to protect against delivery shortfalls on forward pricing contracts. In addition to the traditional production-relat- ed risks such as bad weather, insects and crop disease, today's farmers face a range of financial risks including commodity price swings, ris- ing input costs and an uncer- tain world marketplace. The challenging economics of modern agriculture make it vital for farmers to minimize the potential impact of those risks. Because the financial picture varies from farm to farm, Bullock suggests that farmers work through the numbers using a variety of yield and price scenarios to determine what coverage level is best for them. To help determine proper coverage levels, Bullock developed CropRisk 1.0, a financial spreadsheet farm- ers can customize for them- selves. By filling in blanks on the spreadsheet with data from their farm and from multiple yield and price sce- narios, producers can get a better idea of what risk-man- agement strategy is best for them. To download CropRisk 1.0, farmers can log onto the MDA website at http;//www, riskmgmt or contact David Bullock by phone at 651-284- 3705 or by e-mail at CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL PRICE BIG RESULTS PEOPLE WHO READ NEWSPAPERS ARE BETTER INFORMED VOTERS It all starts with Newspapers In Next Week's American Profile... 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If you have an item you would like included please drop it off at the Sentinel Tribune Office in Westbrook or the Variety Store in Walnut Grove by the Friday prior to publication. We would like to have brief announcements of general nature. Some of the items we use are taken from sources previ- ously printed. If you know of changes in these events please let us know so we can correct them. Pleas(; take note of the sponsors who bring you this monthly calendar. March 2004 Sunday Monday Tuesday 14 21 WG-School library, 6:30-8:30pan WG-Amb Squad WG-2Oth Century club 1"I WB-Lib, I O-Gpm WB -TOPS. 4:3Opm WB-City Council.Tpm WB-Hosp. Aux.. 7pro WG-School library, 6:30-8:3Opm WG-City Council WG-Micawber Club ra WB-Library, lO-6pm WB-TOPS, 4:30pm WB-Firemen's mtg. WG-Schoot libr',tl). 6:30-8:30al WG-Jaycee WG-Amicm Club [3 WB-Library,lO-Gpm WB.TOI,4:_YOpm WB- Y(rangmen's club WB-Lmms Club WWG-Schvrol board 15 WG-School lib--/, 6:30-8::g)pm WG-Firemen's mtg. 13 WB-Library, I O-6pm WB-TOPS.4:3Opm 22 WG-School library, 6:30-8:YOpm 13 WB -Librar3,. I O-6pm WB-TOPS. 4:30pro WG-hool libr.. 3:30-5:3Opm WG-Am. Legion Po I"1 WB-Library, 10-7pm WG-School library. 3:30-5:3Opm WG-Keenagets WG -Legion Aux WG-Blood Pres. clinic 13 WB-Library, 10-Tpm WG-.hool library. 3:30-5:30pm rl WB-Libr, u'y , 10-7pm WG. School library. 3:YO-5:3Opm WG-Keenagers I:] WBLibrary, 10-7 WG-School library. 3:30-5:30pm t"l WBLibrary. 10-7 16 23 Wednesday WB-Heritage Housc mtg. WB-Library, I-7pm WB-Sun,,et Club.l:3Opm WB-Library, l-7pm WB-Library, I-7pm WB-Library, I-7pm WB-Library, l-7pm 10 17 24 28 29 30 31 Thursday WG-School library. 6:30-8:3Opm I"1 WB-Kiwanis, noon WG-School library, 6:30-8:3Opm WG-Lkms Club 13 WB-Kiwanis, noon WB-Women's (_]ub. 7:Nrpm 11 WG-Schxl librar3,, 6:30-8:.)pm 13 WB-Kiv, anis. mxm WB-Amb. Squad mtg. 18 WG-School library. 6:N)-8:3Opm WG-Lion's Club I"1 WB-Kiwanis, ra'm,n 25 Friday WB-Library. 10-2pro 12 Saturday W B- Library, I O- I pm WB-l.ibrary, 10-2pro WB-Librar,. 1(}-2pm WB-Library, lO-lpm WB-Library, lO-Ipm 19 WB-Library. lO-2pm 26 WB-l.ibrary, IO-Ipm 6 13 2O 27 Integrity Bank Plus Member FDIC Equal Opportunity Lender Phone 507-859-2151 "1 i  Elevators at Avoca & Westbrook Avoca 335-7735 * Westbrook 274-6141 Lumber Yard at Westbrook Phone 274-6541 Sentinel Tribune Your complete local news source Ph.507-274-6136 or 1-800-410-1859 Member FDIC Equal Opportunity The One Place Lender For Your Financial Needs. 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