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NEL TRIBUNE Focus Wednesday, July 14, 2004 Page 7 "ends of the Casey Jones Get a chance to win gasoline for Learn how to a year when you donate blood dry wood at kiln I nnli tin drying course . To help prevent an antic-double your chances of win- Interested mended for full funding Legislative on MN (LCMR) has noti- Friends of the Casey B Trail (FCJT) that their for- $1,200.000 t been recommended for The application $1.000.000 for ment and $200.000 acquisition and was on the Pipestone to e Wilson segment of the authorized State Trail. function of the is to make funding tions to the leg- for special natural projects. The FCJT non-profit corporation Was formed in 2002 to for the development of Jones State Trail. Casey Jones Trail is y authorized trail that, when fully would run from Grove in Redwood southwest to Lake State Park and in Murray County, continue west to and then south to ;Rock Creek State Park County. It is to be a multi-use, trail. announcement of funding recommenda- great news for south- MN", said Robert President of the of the Casey Jones "Our application was on the Pipestone to Wilson segment of the because the state has 80% of the right- needed to develop he continued. FCJT proposal was proposals totahng $250,000.000 rec_eived by LCMR by the February 20 deadline. Ninety-three pro- posals, totaling over $150,000,000 were called in for further consideration and to make presentations dur- ing the month of June. Seventy-four proposals with requests totaling $132,377.067 were ultimate- ly recommended for funding totaling $37,694,000. While in almost all instances pro- posals were reduced from the amount requested, the FCJT proposal is recommended for funding at the original pro- posal amount of $1,299,000. The LCMR recommen- dations will be presented to the legislature in January for review and approval. LCMR funding is on a two vear cycle, so programs approved by the legislature next spring will be able to begin-work on July 1, 2005 and complete the work plan by June 30, 2007. In the late 1960's, the Casey Jones Trail became the first legislatively author- ized State Trail, but no development really took place. The original designa- tion was for a trail from Lake Shetek State Park southwest to Slayton and then west to Pipestone. DNR had already acquired a 13 mile section of railroad right-of-way from Pipestone east to the Murray County line, and this section was opened for horseback riding and hiking in the early 1970's. No further development or acquisition took place for the next two decades. In the early 1990's, Murray County, with federal, state and county funds, con- structed a six mile blacktop loop trail connecting Lake Shetek State Park to End-O- following concerned & responsible citizens and businesses support the es, churches, and their activities. Greenwood Nurse00oo00 "Most complete Landscape center in S.W. Minnesota" S. 4th Street 629-3485 Tracy 23 Ph. 532-9430 Marshall Westbrook, MN Phone 274-5464 Tracy, MN. Phone 629-4510 md Co-o00o, abasso, Walnut ( Clements, Sanborn. Storden, Revere, Lucan, Westbrook - MAIN : OFFICE 752-7352 Westbrook / Walnut Grove Funeral Home 507-274-6700 Westbrook, MN. 507-859-2161 Walnut Grove, MN Maynard's Food Center 274-5555 Westbrook, MN. Sentinel Tribune Westbrook, MN Phone 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 Koblegard Auto 859-2220 Walnut Grove, MN. Agency 507-859-2154 Grove, MN. 507-274-6700 Westbrook, MN In Ckris l.ow,  Ij S4mmt. Your local long term provider since 1961 149 First Ave. Westbrook, MN 56183 507-274-6155 Line Railroad Park in Currie. In 1997 Lake Wilson, working with DNR, opened a two-mile section west of the city developed for hiking. As the new millenni- um was entered, a group of citizens from Murray, Pipestone and Redwood County came together to push for the development and expansion of the only designated state trail south of the MN River and west of Albert Lea. In the spring of 2002, the MN Legislature extended the authorization to include the six-mile loop trail, an extension from Lake Shetek State Park to Walnut Grove, and an extension from Pipestone to Split Rock Creek State Park. "The extension of the designation by the legisla- ture was our first goal and 'acquisition of the right-of- way and a start on develop- ment of the Pipestone to Lake Wilson segment was our second goal. It now looks like we will be able to accom- plish our second goal in 2005. Our ultimate goal is for southwest MN to have a major state trail that can serve as a backbone for fur- ther trail development," said Klingle. Anyone interested in obtaining more information on the Casey Jones Trail should address their corre- spondence to: Friends of the Casey Jones Trail Association, P.O. Box 57, Slayton, MN 56172. Food Safety for Seniors and- Caregivers Caregiver Support Network of Redwood County is sponsoring a free work- shop on Food Safety for Seniors and Caregivers on July 26. Presentations will be given at the Redwood Area Hospital Education Room from 3:30 - 5 PM and Valley View Manor in Lamberton from 6:30- 8 PM. Everyone attending will receive a free food safety kit. Workshop is free, but pre- registration is required by calling Karen Christensen at 627-1016, Lynn Buckley at 637-4508 or Bonnie Preuss at 938-4450 by July 21. Some people are more likely to get sick from bacte- ria that can be found in food. High risk groups include pregnant women, infants, young children, people with chronic illness and weak- ened immune systems and older people'. Why are older people more susceptible to food- borne illness? As we age, immune systems can weaken and stomach acid decreases. Seniors who take care to handle food safely can help themselves to avoid food- borne illness. To learn more about how to protect your- self, be sure to register for this workshop by July 21. This will be an exciting training with a variety of hands on activities. Training will be provided by Roselyn Biermaier, a Regional Extension Educator for Food Science. She has over 20 years experience in Extension teaching. Auto & R.V. ReBair 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 Wemllbrook, MN. S07- 2"/4411(gi ipated blood shortage this summer, North Central Blood Services is offering all Red Cross blood donors a chance to win a pre-paid gasoline card. Based on cal- culated average use, this card could be considered "free gas for a year." From _July 6 through October 1; 2004 those indi- viduals coming to American Red Cross blood donor cen- ters or bloodmobiles will receive a ticket to win free gas for a year. Two separate drawings will be available to all presenting donors. All current Red Cross blood donors will receive one ticket for an "existing donor" draw- ing. All first-time donors will be entered into a "new donor" drawing. If an exist- ing donor brings in a new donor, they will receive two entries, doubling their chances to win. Since a per- son can donate blood every 56 days, donors at the begin- ning of the sweepstakes will have time to donate again, getting another ticket entry before the sweepstakes ends. The summertime and holidays are time periods when blood is typically in short supply. During the summer, those who might otherwise make time to donate blood are often too busy with increased highway travel and outdoor activities. Unfortunately, travel and outdoor events can also be a cause for accidents, increas- ing the need for blood. "Every driver knows that uneasy feeling when the car's gas tank is getting close to empty. That is the same way we feel when our blood inventory is low. We becone very concerned if we don't have enough blood to meet the growing demands of hos- pital patients for blood. So, this summer we are offering donors the chance to win free gas for a year to help us keep our shelves fully stocked with blood," said Al Chaney, Director of Marketing and Communications of North Central Blood Services. "Please come to donate blood and get a chance to enter the drawing for free gas for a year. Bring a new donor and ning. Best of all, you'll be helping to save up to three lives for every blood dona- tion." Attend one of the follow- ing bloodmobile(s) for your chance to win free gas for a year: July 28, 1-6 p.m. Westbrook, MN, Community Center, Diana @ 274-6334 July 28, 1-7 p.m., Wabasso, MN, Community Center, 1429 Front St., JoAnne @ 342-5142 July 29, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Jeffers, MN, American Legion, 102 S. Best Ave., Sharon @ 628-4858 July 29, 1-7 p.m., Lamberton, MN, American Legion Hall, Mary @ 752- 7657 Details regarding the American Red Cross gas for a year sweepstakes are available by visiting North Central Blood Services' web site at www.vourbloodcen- or by asking for a copy of the rules when donat- ing. To donate blood you must be at least 17 years old, weight at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. You may donate every 56 days. Please bring a valid photo ID. Please call 1-800-GIVE- LIFE to make an appoint- ment to donate blood. in learning how to add value to hard- wood lumber by drying it? Consider attending the 27th annual Kiln Drying Short Course, August 16-19, 2004, at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul Campus. "Many people now have small portable saw mills and may be interested in drying their own lumber", says Harlan Petersen, forest products specialist with the U of M supervisors. But Petersen says any- one who wants to learn more about kiln construction, operation and wood-mois- ture relations is welcome. No previous drying experi- ence or training is necessary. Instruction will include lec- tures, demonstrations and "hands-on" kiln drying expe- rience. Conventional kiln dry- ing of hardwood lumber will be emphasized, but dehu- midification drying, solar drying and air-drying will also be covered. Extension and the U of M Department of Wood and Paper Science sponsor the course, in coop- eration with the University Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Forest Ecology and Management. For more information, con- tact Petersen at (612) 624- 3407. MP/La.T Seeks Board Candidates The Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco (MPAAT) is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors. The MPAAT Board oversees operations of the independent, non-profit organization. MPAAT's vision is to eliminate the harm tobacco causes the people of Minnesota. MPAAT's strategies include grants, individual cessation services, research and community outreach. Board terms are three years. Board members serve without compensation. Please submit applications to MPAAT by July 28. To qualify for consideration, candidates must have: Expertise in areas related to Board governance No affiliation with MPAAT grantees or contractors No affiliation with the tobacco industry or related trade associations within the last 10 years. To apply, call (952) 767-1400 or visit www.mpaat.org. 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