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What if I can't find a way to use up my paints? Dry out your paint according to the directions below placing it in the trash. 1. Find a well-ventilated work away from children, pets, open flames and rain. Locked screen porches- and well-ventilated garages "work well. Good ventilation is important when working with oil-based paints because fumes can be harmful to your health and a fire hazard. 2. Dry it out. For small quantities of paint. * Remove the lid and let the paint dry in the can. * Stir the paint to speed drying. For larger quantities of paint. * Brush paint in layers on newspaper or cardboard. * Or, pour about one-inch layers of paint into a cardboard box lined with plastic. Allow the paint to dry one layer at a time. * Or, mix paint with "kitty litter," sawdust or sand in a Clean up at campground WALNUT GROVE---Volunteers gathered at Plum Creek County Park on Sunday, April 21 to help Park Ranger, AI Nelson clean up the campground area for the coming season. About thirty workers of all ages turned out to trim trees, pick up brush and spruce up the area. Jaycee members provided refreshments during a break in the work. ST Photo. Western Community Action, Inc. will be distributing USDA donated products on Tuesday, April 30, 1991, to income-eligible residents of Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Cottonwood and Jackson counties. Volunteers from all the sites in the five-county area will be distributing butter, corn meal, applesauce, green beans, vegetarian beans, rice and beef. Products are limited, so distribution is made to pre- registered households on a first- come-first-served basis. If you aren't registered, but are income eligible, you may return to your site toward the end of the distribution time and register to receive remaining products. To be eligible, family income must be below the following guidelines: - Muriel Koopman, 275-3049; Lyon County - Wilma Herder, 859- 2271; Redwood County - Loretta Penske, 762-3229; Jackson County Darlene Jenkins, 847-2047; Cottonwood County - Sheryl Engler, 831-1091. The Minnesota Department of Jobs and Training does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or status in regard to public assistance. Local individuals, churches, and civic organizations have provided a network of volunteers who handle this distribution. Anyone interested. in donating their time to this project should contact Western Community Action, Inc. at 507- 537-1416 or at 1-800-658-2448. SURPLUS COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION POINTS Redwood County -- Milroy - American Legion Hall, 1:00 to 3:00; Lamberton - American Legion, 1:30 to 3:30; Walnut Grove - Community Center, 1:00 to 3:130; Revere - Lutheran Church, 1:00 to 3:00; Lucan - Community Center, 1:00 to 3:00. Cottonwood County --- Westbrook - VFW Club, 2:00 to 4:00; Storden - Community Hall, 2:00 to 4:00; Family Annual Monthly Size Income Income 1 $12,247 $1,021 2 16,428 1,369 3 20,609 1,717 4 24,790 2,066 5 28,971 2,414 6 33,152 2,763 7 37,333 3,111 8 41,514 3,460 For family units with more than eight members, add $4,181 for each additional member. Anyone wishing to apply for products may do so either at the Marshall or Jackson offices or by contacting one of the following outreach workers: Lincoln County Cottonwood County Janet Benson Spring cleanup and paint disposal Many individuals and homeowners get the bug to clean in the spring. Basements and garages especially can be sites where household hazardous wastes are stored. Many times the culprit is paint. If you find yourself with unused leftover paints you wish to dispose of be sure to consider the following recommendations. Why is Daint a household Paint contains volvents and metals that are poisonous to humans and the environment. When paint is disposed of improperly--in the trash, down a drain or on the ground-these chemicals can contaminate lakes, rivers and ground water. How can I tell if my paint is still good? Paint stays in good condition for a long time; oH-based paint for 15 years and latex paint for 10 years. As a general rule, paint that is labeled, fills about a third of its container, hasn't been frozen and thawed repeatedly and mixes when stiffed can still be used. If your latex paint has been frozen, brush it on a newspaper. If there are no lumps, it hasn't been damaged and can be used. cardboard box lined with plastic and let it dry. For paint that has separated. * Pour the clear liquid on top into a cardboard box lined with plastic. * Mix the liquid with an equal amount of "kitty litter," or other absorbent material. * Let the leftover paint in the bottom of the can dry out. 3. Throw the dried paint, boxes, newspaper and absorbent materials in the trash. Leave the lids off paint cans so trash collectors will see that the paint is dry and accept them. How long will this take? It will take between several days and several months--it depends on the type and quantity of paint that you have. ltow can I avoid future paint disposal problems? Be a careful consumer! * Buy only the amount of paint you need. Measure the space you need to paint and ask hardware or paint store personnel to help you buy the right amount. * Use up leftover paint before you buy more. * Avoid purchasing exotic colors that you will not be able to use for another project. * Store cans of leftover paint with the lid side down. Be sure the lid is tightly closed. The paint will seal the can to prevent hardening or moisture damage. Store cans in a dry area where the paint won't freeze. If you have products other than paint call our office at 831-4022 or the Solid Waste Office at 831-2441 for specific details. Upcoming Opportunities April 25 -- Windom Senior Dining Presentation, 11:30 a.m Earth Day Everyday?; 4-H County Arts-In Meeting, 5:30 p.m Extension Office. April 26 -- Arbor Day. April 27 -- 4-H Microwave Project Meeting, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m Windom Area High School Home Economics Room; 4-H at the Rolling Hills Golf Course Westbrook, MN. 5:30 - Social Hour Q#ttt to - 6:30 - Dinner Hour 0* ;,Xlr.e'= ' Tickets - $5.00 Available at door or from members of golf committee. Contact Roe Ann Vosberg, Jan Llndaman, or Ruth Ann Erickson. l Oth Anniversary Come help us celebrate our l Oth year in Westbrook! May 1st thru May 3rd Wed M Iy 1; FREE muffin with your coffee Thurs May 2: FREE glass of pop or milk with any sandwich special Fri May 3: 'Back to the 60's' 50c Hamburger 20c Cone 50c Malts 30c French Fries 45c Sundae 35c Bottle of Coke Bowling - 50c a line STOP IN & REGISTER FOR DOOR PRIZES 1t II Westbrook, MN. e 9:00 to 12:30 at the Westbrook Elementary Lunchroom Adults: $3 12 & under: $1.50 Preschool - FREE P II IIIIIIIIII II I Antarctica had a tropical climate dur- ing prehistoric times, warm enough to support abundant vegetation. Happy 16th ! Love, Morn & Dad SENTINEL & TRIBUNE PAGE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, April Girls and Boys State appointees WALNUT GROVE---The American Legion and selected their candidates for Girls and Boys State to this summer. Angle Mattison was chosen to attend to be held in St. Paul June 9-15 at Bethel College. daughter of Butch and Roane Mattison, rural Revere.' Stiles, daughter of Connie Stiles, Revere and John Lamberton was chosen alternate. Jon Boerboorn, Bernard and Marianne Boerboom was chosen representative from Walnut Grove and will attend June 9-15 at St. John's, Collegeville. Angle and juniors in the WWG High School and Jon is a Tracy High School. ST Photo. Horticulture Project Meeting, 1:00 p.m Southwest State Bank, Windom; 4-H Cloverbuds Safety Project Meeting, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m Extension Office. April 29 -- Extension Home Study Group Program Planning, 10:00 a.m. to noon, Extension Office; Cottonwood County Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Committee, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m Extension Office; 4-H Softball Committee Meeting, 7:30 p.m Extension Office. April 30---Extension Home Study Group Leader Vegetables: More than Eye, 1:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m Center, Jeffers; 4-I Committee Meeting, Extension Office May 4 -- 4-H Sheep 9:00 a.m Dennis 12:30 p.m Fairgrounds, 4-H Shooting Sports, Component Field Trip Meeting, 9:00 a.m Office. le mi "Grab your binoculars and head south of the Twin Cities along Highway 61 and get ready for one of Mother Nature's most memorable sites, "suggested Henderson, supervisor of the DNR's Nongame Wildlife Program. "The birds are often seen soaring and diving for fish, or perched on tall trees along the river's edge," he said. Henderson said the increase of bald eagles has been a major success story of the Nongame Wildlife Fund, which has been monitoring the wintering and migrating eagles for the past several years. On last count, there were 390 occupied breeding areas in Minnesota, which is twice the Polmlation of a decade ago. Minnesota now ranks second to Alaska in population of the national bird, which is off the endangered species list but still classified as a threatened species. - There are excellent places around the state to see bald eagles during the spring and summer, Henderson said. Large nests are constructed in white or red pines, aspen and cottonwood trees near lakes and riv a's. "Probably the state's most famous nest is near Cross Lake, where a pair of eagles proyide a popular tourist stop," Henderson said. Many other nests are found in Chippewa National Forest, Trout Lake, Bear Head State Park, Tm National Wildlife Refuge, Sherbune National Wildlife Refuge, Lac Qui Parle Wildlife Management Area, and nine sites in the twin Cities area. Henderson cautions eagle watchers to practice common sense and not disiurb eagles. quite vulnerable harassment," he said. The Minnesota Wildlife Program four chicks each states to aid in their recovery projects. The$50,000 annual project in Minnesota is by citizens who Nongame Wildlife tax forms. These with the Raptor tw z injured the U.S. Forest Nongame Wildlife partnership conservation story. But, like the bald Nongame Wildlife on humans for its Henderson said. nongame species that same success as he said. "To help, look for the loon and property tax to the future of peregrine .falcons, turtl = more spec=es. SLOGAN B1 Churches, Conar organizations. Need s raiser, make big profits Mylar coated bad will design and buttons promotin Send for prices information to: - Midwest Custom R.R. 1, Box 199, MN 56183. Or 274-6136, or (507) evening. Dovray, MN. ,Front Bar Specials 6:00 to 9:00 p,m. MON.: Mexican Food Night Taco's - Help yourself- 50C ea. TUES.: Fish Special - An you can eat. $4.95 (prepared with no cholesterol frying WED.: LOTTO & DAILY 3 Steak & Toast w/one side- THURS.: Chicken & Rib baked potato, salad, choice of dressing - $6.! 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