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TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesda00 May 26, 2004 Page 7 meat seller food handler's license Pride of a door-to-door )any based in doing business has per- surrendered its license as part order with the Department of (MDA). alleged that the d its owner/oper- Benjamin Coe engaged in con- false advertis- other deceptive The compa- to the consent action by the more than 100 Pride customers with MDA. Business Bureau Minnesota AttOrney Food & Meat Director Kevin :said Farmers Pride to acknowledge or to E. Colt bacteria problems of their product. officials failed to product Elfering, "As a a number of Pride customers to Elfering, offered meat or door-to-door sales- Can learn from this in their pur- decisions: the driver makes ch as : "A restau- the order and has authorized me at cost," or last box of meat to quit early for careful; price of the prod- not by weight individual cut, you up with some very meat. A $4.00 like a good the steak is that $4.00steak is to see the labels on If the driver that the product is Choice," that must on the box. labels will also product has been with tenderizing If you purchase, the salesperson if prob- the box will be * Make sure that the delivery vehicle is refrigerat- ed and the meat is not sold from the back of an open truck. * Be wary of claims such as triple-trimmed. 30-40 per- cent less fat and guaranteed American or restaurant quality. These terms have no common or legal defini- tions and mean nothing except that the consumer is getting a hard sell. Many salespersons also fraudu- lently claim that the product is grain-fed or from a certain breed of cattle, like Angus. Again. get proof. Drivers will not know this informa- tion unless the product is raised in a certified pro- gram. If it is. it will be labeled on the box. * Most importantly, don't give in to pressure tac- tics. You are being asked to purchase food products from someone you have never seen before. Do not be pres- sured to purchase the meat today. Ask for a brochure and think about the pur- chase before you buy. and take the time to check out the company with the Attorney General. MDA or the Better Business Bureau. Reputable companies will not pressure you to buy today because they wilt still be around tomorrow. If you do purchase, write down the company name. salesper- son's first and last names, inquire about the return pol- icy and always get a receipt. * Ask to see a state, city or county food handler's license. All salespersons must be licensed in Minnesota. If the seller does not have a license, refuse to buy and call the local police department. * Remember. even if you buy and later decide you've made a bad decision, it's not too late. By law you have three business days to cancel your order. If you cancel, call the compahy and send them a notice of cancella- tion, and make sure it is postmarked prior to mid- night on the third day. Saturdays are considered business days, but Sundays and federal holidays are not There are many good home food delivery services that have been around for years. tOllo/ng concerned & responsible and buslnesseB support the churcha, and their activities. wood L& e=tev .W. l'I,,-s*=" 8. Cth Street ' 629-3485 Traey Ph. 532-9430 Marshall ome MN 274-5464 / y. MN. 629-4-510 O Rere I,u ea, &vDea - MAIN ?52-?352 estbmdk/Wd Funeral Home 50%274-6700 Vstbrook MN. 507-859-2161 Vlnut Grove. MN Maynard' s Food Center 274-5555 . stbrook MN. Sentinel Tribune vO'e;t:bmok, DIN Pho= 2?4-6136 1-800-410-1859 Koblegard Auto ooo 859---000 Walnut MN. muhs Y Grove, MN. 1--6700 MN M00e-- mm&m Your i ecd I eng term provide" since 1961 149 First Ae. Westbrook, MN 56 t 83 507-274-6155 Eat Better, Eat Together By Mary Schroeder Health & Nutrition Ext. Regional Center, Several years ago I came across a refrigerator magnet with a family sitting at a table. The words on the mag- net said, "Eat Better, Eat Together." It is a simple magnet, but has a" significant meaning. Eating together "as a family promotes good nutri- tion. Studies have shown children who eat with their family at meal times eat more fruits and vegetables They also consume less pop. Most families today are caught in a time crunch. Youth may have sports prac- tice, dance lessons, and music lessons to attend in addition to doing their home- work. Parents have meetings to attend, clothes to wash, and the house to clean. With all these demands on the family, how can everyone in the family find time to sit down to a meal together? Here are a few ideas you can use to get started. 1. Start Slow, Learn as You Go. Don't try to go from no family meals to nightly family meals. Consider starting with one meal together each week. Review everyone's schedule and find at least one night when your family can sit down together for a family meal. 2. Get Children Involved in Making Meals. Children, especially younger children, like to help with meal preparation. Find easy things they can do such as tear the lettuce or put fruit in a bowl. You can get teens involved by having them help plan the menu, go gro- cery shopping, and prepare some of the menu items. 3. It Doesn't Have to Be Hot to Be Healthy! Don't feel that a family dinner needs to be turkey with all the trim- Annual Transportation meeting scheduled The Southwest Regional Development Commission's Transportation Committee will be holding their Annual Committee Meeting on Wednesday, June 2, 2004. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at the Murray County Government Center, Slayton. Agenda topics will cover nomination of Regional representatives to serve on Area Transportation Partnerships 7 and 8, dis- cussions with the MnDOT Districts from Mankato and Willmar regarding trans- portation projects, legisla- tion, bonding, district plan updates, County ten ton route project, as well as other transportation issues brought forward at the meeting. Public is welcome to attend. If questions please contact Annette Bair at the SRDC Office 507-836-8547, Ext. 101. mings. Tuna sandwiches, a salad, and frozen yogurt can be just as healthy and tasty for your family as a meal you spent hours preparing. 4. Cook it Quick, But Eat it Slow. Check out the many cookbooks and Internet resources that offer tips for putting together healthy meals in a hurry. For starters, check the U of Nebraska "Cook it Quick" website. HYPERLINK "http://lancaster/unl.edu/foo d/ciq.htm" lancaster.unl. edu/food/ciq.htm. Though you may hurry meal prepa- ration time, allow ample time to enjoy the meal with your family. 5. Focus on Food Choices versus Forcing Food. Meals together should not become a battle ground. Encourage children to devel- op healthy eating attitudes through choice and not bribery. Instead of forcing a child to eat a certain food, offer a variety of nutritious foods and let the child make the choice of what to eat. 6. Turn Off the TV and Don't Answer the Phone. Make the most of dinner time. Turn off the television and don't jump up to get the phone. This is a wonderful time to share with family members what went well in the day and what is new in the lives. If your family is eating together that is great! Keep up the good work. If it has been awhile since your fami- ly has sat down to a meal, make a commitment to have one family meal this week. Remember, "Eat Better, Eat Together." Simple and Successful Vegetable Farming 'Simple and Successful Vegetable Farming' is the title of a series of easy-to- understand publications from the U of M Extension Service. They're available in English, Spanish and Hmong. Any farmer needing basic information on the fun- damentals of vegetable farming management will find the information useful. Immigrant farmers with minimal English literacy will find them especially helpful. Topics covered in the four publications include how to keep your soil healthy; pest control, includ- ing integrated pest manage- ment; how to pick, store and sell the vegetables; and mar- keting. They're available as an educational package of four publications and a video, or as single publications. The publications are free ff you read them online at httv://www.extension.umn.e du. You can also purchase them from the Extension Distribution Center by call- ing (800) 876-8636, or (612) 624-4900 in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Ask for item number 07616. PRINTING PRESS OPERATORS Rock Communications, Ltd, a state of the art, 25 yearold central Iowa heatset web printing company, specializing in the produon and print- ing of retail insert flyers, needs experienced heatset web operators or will train a fast learner with high mechanical/technical background. Candidates required to have a good work ethic, be energetic, and work effectively under deadlines. Rock operates on a 24/7, 12 hr., 3 on I 3 off production schedule. EOE. Mail, fax or small resume to: Rock Communications. 1117 E. 14th Street N. Newton, IA 50208 Fax: 641-792-3553 Emaih hr@rock-com.com I I II I RRC/WWG Jr. High Baseball The Jr. High Baseball season ended last weekend with the Hadley Tourney, but RRC/WWGhad one regular game left when they played Edgerton on Thursday. In the 7th grade game, the Falcons used a 5 run third inning to come from behind to defeat Edgerton 6- 3. Brian Benedict, Bevern Kedl, Justin Knakmuha, Matt Fox and Kyle Bauman all crossed the plate in the third inning. RRC/WWG had 4 hits in the game. Benedict, Kedl, Marcus Madson and Josh Merrick each had 1 hit a piece. Josh Merrick and Brian Benedict combined to pitch, striking out 7 batters. The win gave RRC/WWG's 7th grade team a (10-2) overall record. In the 8th grade game, the Falcons once again won the game on their final at bat, as Kyle Bauman got a game-winning single to score Brian Benedict for a 7-6 vic- tory. Edgerton scored 3 runs to tie the game at 6-6 before Bauman's hit. RRC/WWG had 2 hits each from Blake Walker and Travis Erickson. Justin Knakmuhs, Bevern Kedl and Bauman each had 1 hit. Kyle Bauman pitched 3-1/3 innings, and Erik Altermatt came in to get 2 outs. The win improved their record to (5-7) on the season. The team entered a Jr. High tournament last Saturday in Slayton, and in the first round met up with MLBO for the 3rd time. In the previous two games, RRC/WWG beat MLBO 2-1, 1-0, and on Saturday, the Falcons scored the game winner in the bottom of the fifth (final at bat) when Travis Erickson got; a double to score Josh Fredrickson to Statement from Senator Coleman on released photos to Congress of abuse at ABU Ghraib Prison "I was shocked and appalled by the photographs that I saw. What I witnessed does not represent the best of America and does not rep- resent our men and women in uniform. These abuses are appalling and saddening, and the Pentagon needs to take swift and decisive action to ensure that noth- ing like this ever happens again. Whoever is responsi- ble must and will be held accountable." Auto & R.V. Repair Wheel Alignment Glass installed We have one of the South- west's most modem body shops, with separate paint- booth - all makes - KLASSE Sales & Service Westbcook, MN. 507- 274-6166 win 3-2. Erickson had 3 hits to lead RRC/WWG. Fredrickson had the other hit in the game. Blake Walker pitched the complete game, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 5. The wiff put RRC/WWG into the semi-finals to face MCC. RRC/WWG scored in the opening inning as Blake Walker scored on Josh Fredrickson's single. That turned out to be the only hit and run in the game for RRC/WWG. MCC scored 4 in the third and fourth innings on 10 hits to win 10- 1. In the third place game, the Falcons played Pipestone, and came up on the short end of a 14-4 game. Pipestone scored 3 or more runs in each inning, and slugged out 14 hits. RRC/WWG had 2 hits from Blake Walker, and 1 hit each from Tyler Derickson, Matt Fox, Kyle Bauman, and Travis Erickson. The loss ended the season with a 4th place tournament finish The 8th grade was hit by injury again, losing Turner Nickel with a dislocated fin- ger. He was unable to play in the last 4 games of the year RRC/WWG fielded a young team at the Hadley Tournament with just four 8th graders, and six 7th graders. Members of this year's team included 8th graders: Erik Altermatt, William Spaeth, Joe Doubler, Blake Walker, Turner Nickel, Travis Erickson, and Josh Fredrickson. Members of the 7th grade team were: Matt Fox, Kyle Buaman, Josh Merrick, Tyler Derickson, Bevern Kedl, Colton Knutson, Justin Knakmuhs, Brian Benedict, and Marcus Madson. The team was coached by Brian Walker. I I CLASSIFIED ADS WORK Foe You I I I, NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBER00 Dear subscriber; please check the due date on your address label of your paper. In order to avoid a lapse in your subscription, please remit your renewal two weeks prior to the . expiration date. 146.39 Acre Farm for Sale (Galvin Farm) ON SEALED BIDS SEALED BIDS (with the privilege of increasing same) will be received at the office of Murrayland Agency, Inc., 141 Mill St., P.O. 176, Currie, MN 56123 up to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2004. The bids will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2004 at the City of Currie council office at 901 3rd St. The property to be sold is legally described as follows: 146.39 tillable acres in the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) of Section 9 in Murray Township, Murray County, MN. This is a very productive piece of unimproved farm land with a Crop EquivalencyRating of 77.20; with a 75.9 acre corn base. TERMS: 5% of the offer must accompany bid, with the bal- ance payable in approx. 60 days when clear and marketable title will be given; and possession with tillable rights as soon as present tenant's crops are harvested or a final posses- Sn date of Dec. 15, 2004. Seller will receive the rent for th( 2004 crop. TAXES: Seller will pay the real estate taxes due ark payable in 2004. BID OPENING: All bids will be opened at the time and place aforesaid, and each bidder present shall have the right to raise his/her bid at that time. The Galvin Family reserves the! right to reject any and all bids. All announcements made sale day supersede this and all other advertisements printed or implied. Inquiries to be directed to Murrayland Agency, Inc. 141 Mill St., P.O. 176, Curde, MN 56123; PH 1-507-763-3599; Toll Free 1-866- 856-4660 .,. IIII III I I III