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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, April 28, 2004 Page Soil and Water Stewardship Week By Marcia Heiling Redwood SWCD 'rhe Living S0il" is the theme for the 2004 obser- vance of Soil and Water Stewardship Week, April 25- May 2. The annual observance is sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts, which includes 3,000 conservation districts like the one here in Redwood County. Now in its 49th year, this special observance is built around a theme that ties ethical and spiritual ideas to practical land con- servation practices. Stewardship materials are purchased by Redwood Soil and Water Conservation District and offered, free of charge, to churches of all denominations throughout the county. This year the NACD Stewardship Advisory com- mittee, made up of members from the religious, educa- tional and conservation com- munities, has asked people to give careful consideration to the care of the soil under our feet. While most people sel- dom come in daily contact with soil, we all depend on soil for daily survival. In generation after generation, it is important to bring attention back to the central theme -- the'living soil sus- tains all life on earth. Without the soil, nothing lives. Healthy soils support healthy environments, and healthy environments sup- port healthy life. Soil health becomes more important when you learn that millions of benefi- cial organisms are going through their daily routine of eating, breathing, living and dying in the soil. One cup of fertile soil may con- tain as many bacteria as there are people on Earth. In one acre - an area about the size of a football field - there may be a ton or more of microscopic bacteria. That's equal to the weight of two full-grown cows. We eat the food, drink the water, breathe the air and enjoy the views, but only a few of us walk the fields and forests on a regu- lar basis and understand what those lands need from us in order to sustain living soil. We can, however, be better stewards of our .soil resources whether on acres or in our own backyards by protecting the soil from wind or water erosion by keeping cover on the surface, restor- ing and maintaining organic matter in the soil, and pro- tecting soil life by using the least amounts and least toxic materials to control pest problems. The most important con- cept promoted through Soil and Water Stewardship Week is the need for every- one, no matter where they live, to practice good soil and water stewardship. For more information on stew- ardship week or to receive extra materials, contact the district at 507-637-2427, Ext. 3. CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL PRICE BiG RESULTS Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 I I:I Last Friday night a large crowd attended the Festival of Tables sored by the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center. The event raiser for the garden landscape project. John Deere Green was in evidence uniquely decorated table. It this Festival Tables At left the Red Hat Club sat at their appropriately deco- rated table waiting to be served. There was an array of decorated tables st i gala event. Community Calendar The calendar is printed the last week of each month for the coming months events. 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 ously printed. If you Grove by the Friday prior to changes in these publication. We would like to please let us know so we have brief announcements of correct them. general nature. Please take note of Some of the items we use sponsors who bring you are taken from sources previ- monthly calendar. Ma Sunday m 16 Monday i WG-Scbool librm-y .6:.M)-8:30pm WG-Amb. Squad G-20 Century. Club WB -Library.9-6pm WB-City Council, 7pro WB-Health Cen Aux. 7pm 3 WG-School library.6:30-8:3Opm WG-Micawber Club WG-City Council I-1 WB-Library,9Spm WB-TOPS, 4;30pro " WB- Fireraen's mtg. 10 WG-School library .6:30-8: .M)pm WG -Jaycees mtg WG-Amicus Club I:] WB- Library,9-6pm WB-Youngmen's club WB-Lion's club Tuesday m i!:!!pm3t 30" 5:31P WG-School library.3:30-5:30p WG-Keenagers WG-Am. Leg. Aux. 6:30pm WG-Blood pres. clinic r'l WB-Library, 9-7pro 11 WG-School library 3:30-5:30p [] WB-Library,9-7pm 17 ,18 WG-School library.6:30-8:3Opm WG-School library,3:30-5:30p WG-Firmen's mtg. WG-Keenagers D rn WB-Library.9-6pm WB-Library. 9-7pro WB-TOPS. 4:.3pm 23 30 2004 Wednesday m WB-Library. 1-7pm WB-Heritage museum mtg. noon WB-Sunset Club. 1:30pro WB-Bloodmobile. Ipm 5 WB-Library, I-7pm WB-Sen cir. game time, 7pm 12 Thursday I// WG-Scbool library, 6:30-8:30pm WG- Am. Legion [] WB-Kiwanis club. noon Friday Saturd WB-Library, I-7pm 19 WB -Library. I-7pm 24 25 26 31 WG -School library, 6:30-8:30pm - WG-Lions club [] WB-Kiwais club, noon WB-Women's Club. 7:30pm 13 WG-School library. 6:30-8:30pro El WB-Kiwanis club, noon WB-Arnb. Squad 20 WG-School library., 6:30-8:30pm WG-Lions club [] WB-Kiwanis club. noon 27 wB-Libra,, 9-2pro WB-Libnu-y, 9-2pro WB-Library. 9-2pro :" 7 14 21 28 Integrity Bank Plus Member FDIC Equal Opportunity Lender Phone 507-859-2151 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 Equal _ OpporturdO] Lender The OneP/aae eorrournnana, aNms. Phone 507-9.74-6I Bank Midwest Insurance Servi00J Westbrook, MN * Phone 507-274-6135 Katie Steen, Agent Wostbrook. 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