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SENTINEL TRIBUNE On Record Wednesday, July 7, 2004 ASK A TROOPER Filing for Hospital&apos;s Health and Fit Cottonwood BySgt. Kathy Pederson MN State Patrol County SWCD Fair makes another run Trooper Kathy: Can we display just the rear license plate on our vehi- cles? When I was pulled over for no front plate, the cop said the plates had to be legible and made me clean them off then and there. Could they do that? License plate violations are many and far-reaching. They range from a simple oversight to fraud and tax evasion. Here we will dis- cuss the most common viola- tions occurring in Minnesota and look into them in a little more detail. Vehicles must display plates both in the front and the rear. There are two prime reasons for having only a single plate displayed. The first is vanity; a front plate would only mess up the looks of my new car. There is no exemption in the law for vanity. A peace officer needs to see a plate whether the vehicle is coming or going. Plate splitting is a far more serious reason for hav- ing only a single plate. This occurs when the same plates are used on two different vehicles. This is fraud and tax evasion which is a felony in Minnesota. Another violation is illegible plates. -They must be clean, visible and free from obstruction. Plates can not be covered with any thing that will reduce the reflecting range. Anything that completely covers the plate will reduce the reflec- tive distance no matter how clear you think it is. Passenger vehicle regis- tration runs on a monthly series system. You must have your new tabs affixed to the plate by the tenth day of the month following the month of issue. Just like plates, you need both front and rear tabs. Many split tabs between different vehi- cles and end up paying a price greater than the origi- nal cost. Many Minnesota resi- dents are running around with out-of-state plates. Millions of dollars are lost due to this practice. The 1998 Legislative Session approved funding for a Motor Vehicle Crimes Task Force to be staffed by State Troopers. The Task force has been extremely success- ful in uncovering many motor vehicle crimes, includ- ing out-of-state registration crimes. Minnesota residents must have their vehicles reg- istered in the state. Many things indicate whether you are a resident or not; being a registered voter, home- steaded, full-time employ- ment, etc. If you have just moved to Minnesota, you have sixty days to acquire in-state registration. The services we receive in Minnesota are far better than most states and it is very frustrating to find out a great number of Minnesotans are not paying their fair share. Here isa toll free hotline that citizens can call for the Motor Vehicle Crimes Task Force: 1-800- 593-5000. If you have any ques- tions regarding traffic safety and or traffic law please write to Sgt. Kathy at MN State Patrol, 1800 East College Drive, Marshall, MN 56258. Sgt. Pederson will not offer advice on specific situations or real events that involve law enforcement. Supervisor July 6-20 "Anyone concerned about environmental issues in Cottonwood County should consider filing by July 20 to run for the posi- tion of supervisor of the Cottonwood Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)", Kay Clark, District Administrator. said recentls< "Supervisors play an important role in how our county deals with a wide variety of resource manage- ment issues, including wet- lands, water quality and soil erosion" Clark said. "Serving as a supervisor is a terrific opportunity for peo- ple who want a voice in how we use our environment," Clark said. SWCDs are special pur- pose local units of govern- ment that manage and direct conservation pro- grams, such as the state Cost-Share Program, Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and the Reinvest in MN (RIM) Program. An elected board of supervisors governs each of Minnesota's 91 SWCDs. To run for supervisor of the Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), a candidate must file a 'MN Affidavit of Candidacy' with the Cottonwood County Auditor. This year, the Cottonwood SWCD has three openings for supervisor. They include: Nominating District II consisting of Carson, Delton and Lakeside Townships and the cities of Bingham Lake and Delft. Nominating District IV consisting of Amo, ........................................................................... Highwater, Springfield and Don't expect to0 00uCh from a plant analysis Plant analysis is fre- quently used as a tool to diagnose a suspected nutri- ent deficiency. But there are times when we expect too much from a plant analysis, says George Rehm, soil sci- entist with the University of Minnesota Extension Service. To avoid major disap- pointments, Rehm has some reminders if you want to use plant analysis as a diagnos- tic tool. Remember that results of the analysis must be com- pared to some standard. The comparison helps categorize the concentrations as defi- cient, sufficient or excessive. The standards change with the growth stages of the var- ious crops. "Standards don't exist for all growth stages," Rehm says. "So if you want to use plant analysis, be sure that standards exist before collecting the sample" In most situations you'll want to analyze samples from plants that do not show the visual symptoms. By comparing the analysis of the affected and non-affected plants, it may be possible to diagnose the problem. Collect a soil sample from the affected area. This is always a good diagnostic practice. By evaluating the analysis of both soil and plant samples, Rehm says it's easier to diagnose prob- lems that can be attributed to plant nutrients. "If plant analysis is used properly, it can be a good management tool," Rehm says." This is especial- ly true in years like the 2004 growing season when crops are under stress." Storden Townships and the City of Storden. And Nominating District V con- sisting of Ann, Rosehill, Southbrook and Westbrook Townships and the City of Westbrook. Supervisors meet monthly to discuss the busi- ness of the SWCD, including state grant allocations to landowners, district conser- vation priorities, coordina- tion with other local units of government and state agen- cies, and legislative priori- ties. Supervisors do not receive a salary, although they do receive compensa- tion for attending meetings and are reimbursed for experises. Anyone interested in fil- ing to run for supervisor should contact the Cottonwood SWCD at 940 4th Avenue, Windom, MN or call (507) 831-1153 Extension #3. Candidates may file at the County Auditor's office from July 6 to July 20. Notice to Walnut Grove area subscribers & readers A drop box for various news items is located at the... 01 eson's Mercanti lel 507-859-2600 next to the Walnut Grove Post Office. Hours: Monday- Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. I Saturday ? a.m. to 4 p.m. convenience I I Subscriptions and advertising we have added a toll- tree number at our , / Westbrook Office ung your Master Card or Visa .800-410-1859 II you have questions/[ - " or would like to place \\;1 ,. Oleson's an ad or order printingll I, Oil & Convenience please call the above] ! / Lnurnber. " Grocery A commitment to provid- ing quality health care for all people in our service area is the impetus behind the sec- ond annual Shetek Hospital's Health and Fitness Fair, Saturday, July 17. The three Shetek Hospitals; Westbrook Health Center, Tracy Area Medical Services and the Murray County Memorial Hospital and Clinic invite area resi- dents, and all persons inter- ested in taking advantage of this health centered event, to mark their calendars for Saturday, the 17th of July. Hospital staff will be on hand to assist with screen- ings, and answer your ques- tions from 7:30 am until noon. The End-O-Line railroad park in Currie, MN will pro- vide easy access for the health fair, as well as scenic beauty in an outdoor setting. High blood pressure, fami- ly-history, smoking, excess weight -- all may have an impact on our future health. Some things we simply can't control, but with education and proper health care, we can make wise choices lead- ing to a much healthier and safe future. The Shetek Hospitals are committed to providing the tools needed to make those sound health care decisions! Persons attending the event can visit more than forty health related informa- tion booths, receive free or low cost screenings, donate blood to the Community Blood Bank, enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast or partici- pate in the 5-K "Fun Run/Walk". The 5-K "Fun Run/Walk" is organized by the Shetek Therapy Services, and will begin by 8:30 am and follow the Currie Bike Trail. Screenings offered this year for a mima=:hmfe will include: Carotid Artery/Stroke Screening. This procedure scans the arteries in the neck in order to detect a nar- rowing of an artery, which could lead to a stroke. This is valuable for persons who are at risk for stroke due to fam- ily history, those who suffer with high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes and those that Butterflies are theme of Jeffers Petroglyphs' Free Family Day /ctivities and walking tours during Jeffers Petroglyphs' "Butterflies are Free: Family Day" event on August 7 will introduce visi- tors to the world of butter- flies at the site. They can also explore the rock carv- ings and learn about the peo- ple who created them, pack a travois, throw an atlatl and play traditional games dur- ing the free event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Jeffers Petroglyphs site is approximately eight miles northeast of Jeffers and seven miles west of Comfrey. The 80-acre site features images chipped into an outcropping of Sioux quartzite from 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1700. Visitors can also enjoy nature trails that explain the prairie environ- ment, a visitor center with exhibits and an object-the- ater presentation. Hours during May and September are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day, the hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. Children under age 6 are admitted free. For more information, call 507- 628-5591. The Society's calendar of events is posted on the Internet at http ://events. mnhs.org/cal- endar. A free guide to his- toric sites can be ordered by calling 1-800-657-3773. smoke. Abdominal Aortic/ Aneurysm Ultrasound. This test does require fasting for six hours prior to the test. Often, there are no symp- toms of an aneurysm, yet this procedure can detect an aneurysm in the abdominal aorta. This is of special con- cern for those who are at risk for aneurysm from family history, smokers, male-cau- casians, or those who suffer from hardening of the arter- ies. Bone Mineral Density, (BMD) tests are valuable in determining the presence or possibility of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, a loss of bone mass, occurs more often in older, post-menopausal women, but can also be found in men. BMD meas- ures the amount of calcium in a specific region of the bones. From this informa- tion, an estimation of the strength of your bones can be made. BMD is measured through ultrasound, and can measure if your bone density is low and if further investi- gation and treatment is indi- cated. Risk factors that may indicate a possibility of low BMD include; family history, diet low in calcium, smoking and excessive use of alcohol, taking corticosteroids for an extended period of time and persons that are under- weight. These mentioned screen- ings require pre-registration and you are encouraged to call 1-800-515-6544, ext. 4122 to make your appoint- ment as soon as possible. A van from Sioux Valley will provide the lab area where blood tests will also be available. A full Chemistry Blood Panel will be done for a minimal charge. This blood panel will provide a complete metabolic panel, and a Lipid -paRel to e choles- terol. The benefits of this panel would include early detec- tion of kidney, heart or liver trauma or disease condi- tions, malnutrition, bone dis- ease, and low blood glucose levels. The Lipid Panel deter- mines both HDL and LDL levels of cholesterol, and may indicate coronary risk factors. Triglycerides . are also included:in the test. In order to get results, participant' encouraged to observe a 12-1ur fast. Protein Sensitive or PSA test, may help mine early prostate This easy blood test ommended on an basis for men over 50. For men with a high factor or family history, screening should begin age 40. Many valuable screenings will be of charge. glucose testing, tests, blood pressure, ic foot screen, lung body mass index, and gy/asthma done, as well as Arterial Disease This particular test mines blood pressure extremities, which cate circulation Only the skin derma-screen, pre-registration. The schedule of and health screens "found on the H Y P E R L I "http://www. brookhealthce westbrookh, For more request trans please call ext. 4122. Center is a member Sioux Valley Health Find us o9 the Web at www.lyon" siouxpresS. ! com Find Rest of Story in the Sentinel Tribune FARM LAND FOR SALE 7452 acres,= Delores Rupp has decided to sell the following of land located in Murray County, Minnesota: East Half of the southeast Quarter (EI/2SEI/4) (3), Township One Hundred Six North nine West (39W), EXCEPT that part of the Southeast Quarter (E/12SEI/4), Section 3, Township Range 39 West, described as follows: Commencing Southeast corner of said Southeast Westerly along the South line of said Southeast 285 feet to the point of beginning; thence North 555 feet; thence West 430 feet; thence South 555 feet, more or point on the South line of said Southeast thence Easterly along said South line 40 feet, more or the point of beginning; Murray County, Minnesota. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE: 1. Date: Thursday, July 15, 2004 2. Time: 10:00 o'clock a.m. 3. Place: Rolling Hills Golf Course (dining 4. Bids: Sealed bids will be received until 12 noon on Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at the office Grams, at 628 First Avenue, Westbrook, Minnesota and Wednesdays, 9:00-12:00; 1:00-3:00); or at the Law of Birkholz & Rye, at 611 First Avenue, Westbrook (Thursdays 10:00-5:00), or mailed to 101 South P. O. Box 461, St. James, Minnesota. Bidders should be at the sale on July 15, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. so they can raiSe bids in the usual and customary auction manner. 5. Terms of Payment: 15% Down on date of sale 35% Due on December 31, Balance due on January 2,: 6. Possession will be granted when the 2004 crop removed. 7. The Seller will provide a current abstract of tide  warranty deed. 8. The Seller will pay the real estate taxes due and ,he payable in 2004. The Buyer will pay the real estate taxeS "" and payable in 2005. 9. The Seller specifically reserves the fight to terms of sale, to waive any irregularities in the sale and to any and all bids. This very fine piece of ground has a crop equivalency 73.30 with a 335-acre corn base. The land will be the crop is removed by the current renter. a, For additional information regarding this land or terms of s please contact: Daniel A. Birkholz . Attorney at Law 101 South Seventh Street St. James, MN 56081 507-375-3374 Walter Silve 301 Newton 316-28 l