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NTINEL TRIBUNE :i Edu,.,, ation Wednesday, July 16, 2003 Page 5 7 going up Jkels and his crew were busy putting up rafters for the new cold storage area vocational campus last week. tew state fi Recent changes from State of Minnesota will the financial aid process for gewater College. In Jdent to be con- for the state grant the new deadlines students to have FAFSA (Free for Federal Aid) processed by Department of by the 14th day College announces nancnal aid deadlines following the start of a semester. Jim Rice, Ridgewater College Financial Aid Director, says, "It's very important that incoming students understand that their FAFSA form has to be processed by the federal gov- ernment by September 7th in order to be eligible. Just having the form turned in is not enough. Even on-line application for financial aid doesn't guarantee immedi- ate processing. It's better to take care of it sooner than later." Rice notes that for fall semester, financial aid application must be processed by September 7, 2003. For more information, contact the Ridgewater College Financial Aid office in Willmar at 320-231-2921 or 1-800-722-1151, or in Hutchinson at 320-234-0225 or 1-800-222-4424. rn Community Action provides support grandparents raising grandchildren ACcording to the 2000 47,679 children 18 years of age in were living with grandparents and )arents report- responsible for r own grandchildren. Of number 655 grandchil- are living with grand- ats in the Region Eight area (Cottonwood 61, Jackson County County - 21, County. 121, Murray 45, Nobles County - County- 65, County . 74 and - 58). In addi- for every two children with grandparents, is another child living another form of kinship Other relative or close ly friend) making a of about 980 children in kinship care ats in southwest s nine counties. Kin.ship caregivers Involved because the children's parents are either unable or unwilling to par- ent their own children. There are many factors that ultimately contribute to this. However, the impact on the children and grand- parents comes in many forms such as grieving, health and financial con- cerns, social challenges, and services needed. Western Community Action has been selected to be a host agency for the Minnesota Kinship Caregivers Association's "Grand Kin ProjecC. The Grand Kin Initiative is designed to reach out to grandparents or other rela- tives or friends who are rais- mg children on a full-time basis without the children's parents present in the home. As the host agency, we will be working to identi- fy and reach out to these grandparent caregivers. After locating the "Grand Kin", we will work with them to identify any infor- mation, support, and/or referrals they may need and want. Within the nine-coun- ty area, we will arrange one initial meeting per county for Grand Kin caregivers to provide an initial connection and base of support to these individuals. Susan Bruss, Child Care Services Coordinator at Western Community Action, will be coordinating the Grand Kin Project in southwestern Minnesota. If you have questions or want more information, contact Susan at 507-537-1416. Western Community Action is a non-profit organ- ization committed to helping people and changing lives in Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Cottonwood, and Jackson Counties. Their office is located at 400 West Main Street, Suite 201, Marshall, MN. The phone number is 1-800-658-2448 or 507-537- 1416. 6uy has Happy Loy! Murray County 4-H Calendar July 16  Sign Up Deadline for Clover Kids Camp July 19 -- Sheep Weigh In, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Fairgrounds, Slayton July 21 -- County Fair Registration Sheets Due in Office July 23 -- Clover Kids Camp, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Fairgrounds, Slayton July 24 -- 4-H Auction Committee Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Extension Office July 26 -- 4-H Parents' Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Slayton Country Host July 28 -- 4-H Federation Meeting, ;:30 p.m., Sl'ayton .Courts Building July 29-August 5 -- Massachusetts 4-H Exchange Delegates visit Murray County Find us on the Web at ] I Bottling sauce The BOLT class was busy last week bottling their barbecue sauce to build up their inventory. They try to bottle in the summer as much as possible. Public Conversation on the Future of Cottonwood County 4-H By Andrea Ruesch Extension Educator All youth and adults who would like to learn more about and contribute their ideas regarding the recent changes in 4-H and the University of Minnesota Extension Service are wel- come to attend the "Public Conversation on the Future of Cottonwood County 4-H" on Wednesday, July 23. The conversation will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center in Windom, MN. Similar 4-H conversations will be taking place throughout Minnesota in every county this sum- mer. The purposes of the conversation are to provide an overview of the recent changes in 4-H and the University of Minnesota Extension Service, discuss the implications the changes have for Cottonwood County's 4-H Youth Development Programs and to establish the county's pri- orities that will be given to a Cottonwood County 4-H Investment Task Force. These priorities will help the task force create a list of recommendations that will be given to the County Extension Committee and ultimately the County Commissioners. Your voice is very important and is crucial to the future of the Cottonwood County 4-H Program and the Extension Service. We hope that you will join us. Please contact Andrea Ruesch at the Cottonwood County Extension Office at 831-4022 or 1-800-967-1763 for further information. 4-H works to advance youth development and build a world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change. In Minnesota alone, approxi- mately 167,000 youth and 4,500 adults are annually involved in 4-H and its pro- grams. 4-H is part of the University of Minnesota Extension Service and part of the USDA Cooperative Extension System which conducts programs in all 3,067 counties of the U.S.. District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and five other territo- ries. COLLEGE NEWS Dakota State University honor award Laridee Dibble, Westbrook has een named a DAC-10 All-Academic Scholar Athlete in track and field at Dakota State University in Madison, SD. To qualify for this award the student must maintain at least a 3.25 grade point average. ISU dean's list David Rentschler was named to the 2003 spring semester dean's list at Iowa State University. David is a third year student at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Students named to the deans list must have earned a grade point aver- age of at least a 3. on a 4.0 scale while carrying a mini- mum of 12 credit hours of graded course work. David is the son-in-law of David and Laurie Jorgenson, Westbnu)k. FARM AND HOUSEHOLD AUCTION Tuesday. July 22. 2003 - starts 6:00 p.m. We will sell the following personal property at public auction on my farm, 1 1/2 W. on Storden on Highway 30 I Tractorsand [ I Trailer & I p Machinew . Misc. Items Fa/man Model H trac, stance.  w kaer Farmd Mod F20 tractor parts e  L rnarre .   on. 4-WheGH Running gear. hoist & wooden llam box Mnrmsota 5 ft. horse Mcapos Mone 2-b(mom pkw. mect,, ml S  Dger. mecmmP. B 4-wheeJ  eag, boil. ste flare box 2-whee Traile frame I Trucks, Car ] and Mowers 1981 F(xO F150 Range pkckup. 1/21". au)mal, a 197!   . 3/4"1". automat, ronn  condak Big Mow ,Oing Mwm mows. 8 h.p.. good condon 3 Bg Mow rkg .n mowe, fo pans /W  Ind i ill m 100 ae v 2 Ehmc rims sms  and bo  wrenmes Ismv D* had  uge ! Ward Cement xer w/motor ! 1T 6h p.s  2o snm Traclo* Saw hows Hand loo, s. rakes iv3 o rrcsc, ! Household Items [ Weslmghomm rfa>r, 2-doo RCA ektctrlc Idlche ra'> - oven K/en tebk and 4 crm$ Gok Sine ncrowave oven RCA TV, 2S Incr, consote ype Bedroom let. ommmn o doute tH1. ' Co,kin  Lamp tae w/oge Ptu a few oltmr ins MELVIN GARLOFF ESTATE Auctioneers: Rich Relner, 08-04, Sprlngfleld, MR. 50-7-723-5233 R & G Clerklng Terms: Cash Not responsible for accldents Webslte: www.rlchrelnencom Remember we offer I NTEGR K Overdraft Protection! 631 Main Street Member 1 Ready_ oReserve Walnut Grove, MR. 56180 ,,,,..,, 507-859-2151 FDIC .ER Program