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TRIBUNE Inside Wednesday, March 3, 2004 Page 3 gives perspective to Kelsey's teaching thought it was that in all the they stayed in none had hot water in but they did in visiting people in thev travelled to that lived in villages in the there the5" ate meals at restaurants the), ate with noted. "We ate a every relative The food is not and it is not high- It is generally but some dish- quite spit):" : one of the big is the way the)" cook over open the home. even in They cook on flOors or on dirt metal grates or held the cook- course at most of race soups that are broth. Most of are either boiled One young man on a stick over is fairly new villages where developed in ive years or so. the homes had Most of that had elec- small television there were not available. described the gide as jungle like This ornate building Louangphrabang. with lush foliage. There is a lot of bamboo and a tree they call palm, which actu- was near the palace in were very friendly, if you went to the market people were friendly and helpful." % v "- CHtNA PhOngsaii - . VIETNAM ,2  . Louang ,- - Namtha .Louang Dhrabang, Xangkhoang* VIENTIANE i HAILAND ally looks more like a pine tree. Laos lays between Thailand and Vietnam. She said "the people Gu# Of T Ban Nal( ',Savannaim, .% ..... Saravan 5 Luang Prabang is more popular with tourists, espe- cially for American college students and Europeans. %, shows the lush greenery and low mountains in the villages and farms Commandments of Tractor Safety Van Loh theme for 2004 is Tractor e Safety Is No Accident. Tractor relievers without 1 - 7 has been rollover protection struc- !d Agricultural tures (ROPS) account for Program nearly half of ag-related The purpose fatalities. Anyone who those in the operates farm tractors would community to benefit from heeding the 10 to act safely. The Commandments of Tractor T CONTROL D COUNTY Iedwood County is offering any Township, City or Individual the opportunity to participate in its County-wide dust control program. For a flat fee of $230, a treatment of liquid chloride will be applied to any gravel Or Street in early June. The treatment will to 24' wide x 400' long, and will control Well for about 3 months. AND fee payments must be Application blanks Safety. l. Know your tractor, its implements, and how they work. Teach your fam- ily members and employees how to shut off equipment. 2. Use ROPS and seat belts whenever and wherev- er applicable. 3. Be familiar with your terrain and drive safely. Use caution on slopes, slow down for all turns, and stay off the highway whenever possible. Keep SMV signs on your equipment. 4. Never start an engine in a closed shed or garage. 5. Always keep your PTO properly shielded. 6. Keep your hitches low and always on the draw- bar. 7. Never jump off a moving tractor or leave it with its engine running. 8. Never refuel while the engine is running or hot. 9. Keep all children off of and away from your trac- tor and its implements at all times, and enforce a NO RIDERS policy. 10. Always use extend- ed mirrors, directional sig- nals, and amber warning lights when towing large trailers or equipment - day e at the County Highway or night. You are important to P.O. Box 6, 635 West Bridge St., your family and your corn- Falls, MN 56283, or from City and munity. Be safe! Clerks. Emest G. Fiala, P.E. County Highway Engineer CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6136 OR 1-800-41 O- 1859 Continued from page 1 There is not a big west- ern commercial influence there. "I don't recall seeing any American franchise type businesses there," said Kelsey. Another thing that struck her as odd was the fact that words on clothing were mostly in English. The locals do most of their shopping at local market places. Food is in open air areas, while other shops are set up in booths. Their soda pop is more like canned fruit juices, but it comes mostly in bottles. Several of the homes they visited were celebrat- ing the Hmong New Year. There are three lan- Harry, Bao, and Jeanne enjoyed one of many meals with relatives. wear uniforms. The gov- ernment does not want to put much money into older buildings, they prefer to build new ones in different locations. Kelsey said, "I think I esting places they visited was the Plain of Jars. There is a large area strewn wth huge stone jars -- no one knows who made them or what their purpose was. Jeanne with a group of guages spoken there. Lao, Hmong and another less prominent language. Jeanne was surprised by the way they cook there. She also thought there was a lot of trash laying around, much like litter. She did see some garbage trucks and some bill boards that encouraged people to be more tidy. Most of the relatives were engaged in farming, store keeping or traders. There are some paved roads, and some of the main roads are toll roads. Most of the rural roads are like cart paths and mini- mum maintenance roads. "Harry called them Headache roads as they are very bumpy." Most of the kids attend public schools but the fami- lies pay tuition and they City Sells -- Continued from page 1 City-wide cleanup was dis- cussed. It will be from May 1st to May 15th. The council asked police chief Alan Wahl to inspect property and rec- ommend letters to be sent to property owners that have nuisance items about their premises. Linda Schmalz was hired as custodian for the city hall. POLICE REPORT: 1 air ambulance assist, 72 hour hold, 1 ambulance assist, 1 funeral, 5 open doors, unlock vehicle, bad check service, and 7 cita- tions. The board of Review will be held at 5:30 Monday April 5th, the regular council meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. Harry's relatives at the "Plain of Jars." can understand better the way families deal with issues  the way they do things, I can see where it is coming from." Knowing the back- ground of students helps her to understand them better, especially when they come from very differ- ent backgrounds than established here. One of the most inter- Kelsey said, "She thor- oughly enjoyed the trip. She told her students, she wished they could have come along to help inter- pret for her. Area news briefs Fulda -- The Prairie Ecology bus from Lakefield picked up the 10th grade students from Fulda High School and transferred them to Talcot Lake where they learned about clarity, particles, and chemicals that can be found in the water. The students also did phosphorous, nitrate and chlorine tests on their water samples. Lamberton -- A reporter for KEYC-TV, Mankato was in Lamberton last week to video and interview Stephen Danielson, D.D.S. in his office concerning the shortage of dentists in rural Minnesota. Dr. Danielson has prac- ticed in Lamberton the past 30 years. The MN Dental Assn. has taken an active role in recruiting dentists to rural areas. Slayton -- Senator Mark Dayton took part in the dedi- cation of the Professional Building in Slayton last Saturday. The highlight of the open house at the Professional Building was the dedication of the Steve Cohrs Wellness Center. Cohrs' mother and sister were in attendance and were presented a plaque in Steve's honor. Tracy -- Is it time to scrap the "Panthers" school mas. cot and return to "Scrappers?" Yes, according to a recent survey of Tracy Area High School students. They were asked if they would like the mascot changed and the second question if they would like it changed back to the "ScrapperT' Of the 354 students polled, only 15 stu- dents, or four percent, answered "no" to both questions. Seventy-nine percent answered "yes" to both questions. Windom -- Officials from Generation II Ethanol LLC announced plans this week for a 40-million-gallon dry mill ethanol plant at Heron Lake. If all goes according to plan, the plant, which would cost $55 to $60 million to build, could be finished by March of 2006. More than $7000,000 was raised in three days of fundraising. Plans are to begin the equity drive sometime in July. 2004 CROP YEAR A.P.H. (Actual Production History) Bushel Price Election for MPCl Corn: $2.45 Soybeans: $5.60 RA and CRC Price Elections Corn: $2.83 Soybeans: $6.72 You can select a level or Price Election to fit your farm operation. March 15th last day to make changes. MPCI COVERS ALL NATURAL HAZARDS MAKARRALL AGENCY ..... 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