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SENTINEL TRIBUNE I I W Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Page 10 Earl rn ng Scholarships More of SW MN's youngest children will have access to high quality care and education. Thanks to Governor Dayton and the Legislature's investment in Early Learning Scholarships, many young children will be given a better start. Low income families can apply for an Early Learning Scholarship to pay for early care and education. The funds are available for chil- dren, aged three to five, with the highest needs in order to improve school readiness. Up to $7,500 can be awarded to pay toward a child's expense of attending an early care and education program. These scholar- ships may be used at any program rated 3 or 4 Stars in the Parent Aware Quality Rating System. The Parent Aware rated programs a family may choose include family child care, child care centers, community preschool programs, Head Start, and school-based pre-k programs. "The research is clear. The best economic invest- ment the State of Minnesota can make is to provide its most vulnerable children with access to high-quality early care and education programs. The Early Learning Scholarships available to Minnesota's children do just that. It is a major step forward to end- ing inter-generational pov- erty and ensuring the future success of Minnesota's economy," said Art Rolnick, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Human Capital Research Collaborative at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The Minnesota Department of Education divided the funds based on need in the state's 13 eco- nomic development regions. Over $2,000,000 for Early Learning Scholarships will be made available to children in Region 8 (Cottonwood, ilable Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood and Rock Counties) from July I, 2016 - June 30, 2017. These funds will provide children access to early care and education opportunities. To see if your child is eligible for an Early Learning Scholarship, fam- ilies should contact the Regional Scholarship Administrator, Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Worthington, MN at 1-800- 658-2444 or download the application on www.smoc. us To locate a Parent Aware 3 or 4 star rated program in your area, visit the Parent Aware website: www. parentaware.org or call 1-888-291-9811. For more information on MDE's Early Learning Scholarship program, visit education.state.mn.us and select Early Learning under the Just for Parents section. Lamberton Area Baseball 6-7th grade team coached by Joel Derickson finished the summer with a 9-7 record. The team played in the Midget Bi County League from around the Sleepy Eye area. Front from left: Jack Derickson, Cory Anderson, Damian Osland, Brandon Knutson. Back from left: Coach Derickson, Mason Irlbeck, Luke Willhite, Ryker Duroe, Brandon Hensch, Jackson Shannon, Sam Kleven. Not pictured Dominik Smith, Damon Holmen, Wyatt Johnson, Coltin Pilaczynski. Submitted photo Amended rule a boon to consumers, busine: Scammers play a large ask for payment by cash- role in the marketplace, to-cash money transfers- However, they are often such as those from able to remain anonymous MoneyGram and Western by requesting payment via Union - or PINs from cash avenues that are difficult to reload cards like MoneyPak trace.; However, a recent and Vanilla Reload. This amendment to Federal amendment also applies to Trade Commission (FTC) unsigned checks called rules now makes it easier "remotely created payment for consumers and business orders," which are never owners to identify shady seen or signed and created telemarketing offers: In an when telemarketers are effort to inform the public given bank account infor- about this important rule mation. These changes change, Better Business went into effect on June 13, Bureau of Minnesota and 2016. North Dakota (BBB) "The amended outlines the impact it will Telemarketing Sales Rule have and offers some tips is a boon to consumers and on common phone scares, business owners," said The FTC recently Dana Badgerow, president amended the Telemarketing and CEO of Better Business Sales Rule so that it's now illegal for telemarketers to people are asked to make and the terms of the sale. ment pretend to be calling petrated via pop-up mes- payment via these methods They are prohibited from about unpaid taxes or out- sages that appear on com- over the phone, they'll lying about any terms of standing warrants. Neither puter screens. know they're dealing with their offer, the IRS nor authorities *The grandparent scam. someone who is breaking People can put their tele- make calls like this. Scammers call seniors and the law - most likely a phone numbers- including *Sweepstakes scams, pretend to be a loved one scammer." their cellphone number -on People are told they've - often a grandchild - out- This amendment aside, the National Do Not Call won large cash prizes and/ side the country and in dis- consumers are offered Registry by visiting donot- or a new car, but need to tress. This scheme plays on many other protectionscall.gov or by calling 888- pay taxes, fees or insurance emotion and has proven under the Telemarketing 382-1222. This will stop to collect their winnings, very effective. Sales Rule, including:most telemarketing calls, But the calls are fraudulent A good way to identify a *Calling times are restricted to the hours but not all , cians,' sometimes claiming payment methods or bank tity of the seller or charita- In the experience of to work for Microsoft, call account access outlined ble organization and that BBB, some common phoneconsumers and businessabove. If you receive such the call is a sales call or a scams beyond suspect tele- owners and say something suspect phone calls, you charitable solicitation, marketing schemes is wrong with their com- should hang up and report *Telemarketers must include: puter and they can help. them at ftc.gov and also at disclose all material infor- *The IRS/Law enforce- However, all they're seek- BBB Scare Tracker Bureau of Minnesota and mation about the gpods o ment seam. Con artistsing is credit card informa- . ttttps //ww ,hbib p g/ North Dakota. '! se ice t ey fi edngdemanding immediate pay- tion. This scare is also per- scamtracker/minnesota/>. Youth can hunt with adult mentors during special deer hunts Youth can apply to hunt youth ages 12 to 17. lerless deer before getting a *Buffalo River State Park, *Sibley State Park, 10 per- firearms hunt. Successful deer in select state parks and Participation in other deer permit to harvest a buck. 14 permits, hunt is Nov. 5-6, mits, hunt is Oct. 29-30 clinic applicants also must meet all other refuge areas during 17 hunting seasons remains an Archery hunts clinic is Nov. 4. is Oct. 28. firearms safety requirements, special deer hunts in October option for youth who take The two archery hunts are *Camden State Park, 15 *Tettegouche State Park, purchase appropriate licenses and November. part in the special youth deer for youth, ages 12 to 17. permits, hunt is Oct. 29-30, 10 permits, hunt is Oct. and follow hunting regula- "Parents or other adult hunts, but any deer harvested *Camp Ripley, 175 per- clinic is Oct. 28. 29-30, clinic is Oct. 28. tions. mentors go with youth to the count against the youth's sea- mits, hunt is Oct. 8-9, clinic is *Itasca State Park, 75 per- *Zippel Bay State Park, 20 In addition to the 17 appli- fields and forests during these son bag limit. An adult par- Oct. 7-8. mits, hunt is Oct. 15-16, olin- permits, hunt is Oct. 22-23, cation-only hunts in state annual hunting opportuni- ent, guardian or mentor must *Lake Alexander Preserve, ic is Oct. 8 or Oct. 14. park will mail clinic informa- parks and refuge areas, any ties," said Mike Kurre, accompany the youth at all 20 permits, hunt is Oct. 8-9, Department of Natural times while hunting, but only clinic is Oct. 7. *Kilen Woods State Park, tion. youth ages 10 to 15 also can Resources mentoring coordi- the youth may hunt. Both Firearms hunts six permits, hunt is Oct. Youth must apply for the participate in the youth deer nator. "Time spent outdoors youth and mentor must attend The 15 firearms hunts are for 22-23, clinic is Oct. 21. hunt of his or her choice, season that runs Oct. 20-23, together is important and amandatorypre-huntorienta- youth, ages 12 to 15. *Lake Bemidji State Park, which can be done anywhere in 27 permit areas that continued adult support can tion clinic. *Aflon State Park, 25 per- 20 permits, hunt is Oct. DNR licenses are sold, at the encompass portions of south- shape youth into lifelong Alimited number of either- mits, hunt is Nov. 5-6, clinic 21-23, clinic is Oct. 20. DNR License Center, 500eastern and northwestern hunters." sex permits are available for is Oct. 15. *Lake Shetek State Park, Lafayette Road, St. Paul, or Minnesota and portions of the Youth have until Friday, each hunt. However, the hunt *Banning State Park, six 12 permits, hunt is Nov. online at Twin Cities metro area. Aug. 19, to apply for the in Buffalo River State Park permits, hunt is Oct. 29-30, 19-20, clinic is Nov. 18. www.mndnr.gov/buyali- For more information, visit hunts. Of the 17 special and Camden State Park are clinic is Oct 28. *Rydell National Wildlife cense. For archery hunts, www.mndnr.gov/discover hunts, 15 are fn'earms hunts for antlerless deer, and in the *Blue Mounds State Park, Refuge, 15 permits, hunt is apply with code 630; for fire- and click on youth deer hunts. for youth ages 12 to 15, and Lake Shetek State Park hunt 10 permits, hunt is Nov. Oct. 22-23, clinic is Oct. 21. arms hunts, apply with code To learn more about deer, two are archery hunts for youth need to harvest an ant- 19-20, clinic is Nov. 18. *St. Croix State Park, 90 631. visit the DNR website: www. permits, hunt is Oct. 29-30, If the number of applica- mndnr.gov/deer for deer clinic is Oct. 22 or Oct. 28. tions exceeds the number of management information and *Savanna Portage State permits, the DNR will ran- www.mndnr.gov/hunting/ Park, 25 permits, hunt is Oct. domly draw names to choose deer for deer hunting infor- 29-30, clinic is Oct. 28. participants. Youth may apply mation. for one archery hunt and one Woodstock Communications is looking into serving the community of Westbrook with Fiber Optic Broadband service. To assist Woodstock Communications in the decision process, there will be a non-committal survey mailed to the citizens of Westbrook. This will help us determine if there is a need for our service in the community. Woodstock Communications has been connecting families and rural communities in southwest Minnesota for more than 70 years. We are an independently owned telecommunications company that takes pride in offering affordable services along with all of the modern, high-tech features you've come to expect. Our dedicated employees go the extra mile when it comes to customer service. From installing the state's first buried exchange in 1959 in the community of Ruthton, building the area's only fiber to home network, and providing high speed wireless internet to the previously underserved Lakes Region, Woodstock Communications continues to be an industry leader in cutting-edge telecommunications service. Below, is a list of the internet speeds and estimated monthly cost for our service. Please be on the lookout for our survey which will be mailed out in the beginning of August. We look forward to hearing back from the citizens of Westbrook, your help isgreatly appreciated. Please call our office if you have any questions. DL/UP Speed Monthly Cost DIJUP Speed Monthly Cost 5/2 Mbps $39.95 25/3 Mbps $74.95 10/5 Mbps $49.95 50/20 Mbps $99.95 20/10 Mbps $69.95 100/50 Mbps $129.95 COMMUNICATIONS 337 Aetna Street, Ruthton, MN 56170 507.658.3830 or 800.752.9397 252496 i i NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 2898 shall begin on August 2, 2016 and shall close at 5:00 p.m. on August 16, 2016. The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. At that election, four (4} members will be elected to the school board for terms of four (4} years each. Affidavits are available from the school district administration office, 344 8th Street Westbrook, Minnesota. The filing fee for this office is $2.00. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election. The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o'clock p.m. on August 16, 2016. Dated: ~ 2016. BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD /s/Greg Madson School District Clerk J