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NTINEL TRIBUNE Inside Wednesday, July 28, 2004 Page 3 ts make .00tter pets if they are purchased as a pair 111 page 1 Goats make better pets hey are purchased as a way the)" won't get ed and do all those things are noted for doing. Henry's granddaugh-  plans to show a pen of hs at the Murray County t in August. l-Ienry's neighbor, Kathy astock. researched possi- boney-making enterpris- her farm and finally led to raise Boer goats. i nry caught the bug from she said. They pur- tsed their first goats ther, but now have their flocks. The first full-blooded goats came to the U.S. ua South Africa in 1993, I since then interest in rs has exploded. The berican Boer Goat iation boasts 5,000 bers. The U.S. imports t four million pounds of ! meat from Australia Canada, so the demand out there. The lit is tender, and accord- I to Kathy, the taste of It meat falls between b and venison. Boers do well in most as of the U.S. because  adapt well to various ates and terrains. They are also highly Henry Hay introduced his three-day-old kid to Jake and Kenzle Van Loh. resistant to disease. Boers are simple to raise because they do best with minimal care. One web site asked two common questions about raising Boer goats. Is it hard? Is it expensive? The answer went like this: It can be hard, but "in a most delightful way." It can be expensive, depending on quality and health of the foundation stock and how you manage it. Being suc- cessful is mainly a matter of preparedness meeting opportunity. A nanny and buck should pay for themselves in less than two years. Nannies often give birth to triplets, and twins are common. Goat farmers in this area raise their goats prima- rily for meat and market them in Sioux Falls. ,, '" , i , % elocation was the last straw for committee In page 1 Originally the Festival called the Plum Creek Festival and was in the city park for a of years. In order for group to expand the fes- II into a music based kCtion they needed to Ve it to a place where could control access harge admission. festival started out a two weekend two day t. Recently the commit- ranged the event--o one three weekends. Over the years the for- .Qa, has worked very well, lazing a full range of tal- tom blue grass to polka sic, with some pop and rock n roll mixed in. &ccording to Thea thiason, a lot of the corn- tee members have been ag this for many ),ears, g burn out as a second- r factor. But clearly the lem with having to relo- was probably the straw It broke the camels back. llathiason was philo- hical saying maybe Ileone will come up with thing to take its place. I Campers at the festival About a dozen moto homes were parked south of the Festival grounds last Saturday affernonn, they are a group of people from the twin cities area who travel together. What ever happens, the strains of country music and other tq)es of music will be sorely missed by a great deal of people. Find us on the Web at Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer offers Voter's Guide 2004 Information tells about registration, voting, and voter qualifications Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer today announced the availability of the "Minnesota Voter's Guide 2004" published by her office. The voter's guide lists the offices that will appear on the ballot this fall, dates for the primary and general election, and voter qualifica- tions. It tells how to find out where one's polling place is located and how to register and vote. The voter's guide also tells about the process for absentee balloting and tells about new identifica- tion requirements pre- scribed by the federal Help America Vote Act. The voter's guide offers a glossary of terms used in elections, which is particu- larly useful for people who are new to the voting process. It also gives contact information for Minnesota's fbur major political parties so that people interested in learning about candidates may do so. "The most successful election in MN would be one which involved absolutely everyone in the state in one activity or another," said Kiffmeyer. "I hope the Voter's Guide will help peo- ple get themselves into a position of being able to par- ticipate by voting." Single copies of the Voter's Guide, or large quan- tities for distribution, are available by calling the Secretary of State's Office at 651-215-1440 or 1-877-600- 8683 (toll-free); or by writing to secretary.state@ Copies of the voter's guide also are avail- able from Minnesota's major political parties and at coun- ty auditors' offices. The Voter's Guide is available online at http://www.sos. s rate. mn. us/election/VoterG uide-2004.pdf. Area news briefs Fulda -- On Monday Barb Sandhurst opened her home to 15 veterans from the MN Veterans Home in Luverne. After a tour of Fulda, the group went on to Barb's home to enjoy a home-cooked meal and an afternoon of enter- tainment provided by Barb's nephew, Pat Jones, of Remer, MN. Barb's daughter, Shirley Connor, works as the Recreation Therapy Director for the MN Veterans Home. Lamberton -- Lisa Worrell, Lamberton, was recently notified that she was a $10,000 winner in the MN State Lottery Powerball Instant Millionaire game show. Her entry was selected as on of Minnesota's 34 at-home play- ers. Slayton -- A county wide drill for emergency personnel, fire dcpartment., EMT's and First Responders was held on Keeley Island, Lake Shetek on Tuesday, July 13. The island filled with emergency vehicles from every part of the county when the eatl went out that a tornado had tipped through the island causing extensive damage to both property and lives. Traey  Kara Nelson, a 2000 Traey Area High School graduate will be in the company of presidential and vice presidential candidates Sen. John Kerry and Sen. John Edwards next week. She's headed to the Nat'l. Democratic Convention in Boston as one of the youngest delegates attending the convention. Windom -- There were three reports of vandalism in windom last week, all involving rocks being thrown through windows. On July 16 Windom Painting and Staples Oil Co. reported someone threw a rock through their windows and on July 19, Mix Bakery reported a rock through one of its windows. All remain u/ider inves- tigation. Now, for a limited time only ... NOTICE TO tUBSCRIBERS Dear subscriber; check the "due Ite on your address }el of your paper. In tier to avoid a lapse !t your subscription, Please remit your Snewal two weeks to the expiration date. \\;1 Three'Percent. Two Perks. .13mdt BANKING INVESTMENTS INSURANCE "Annua Percentage Yield fAPY) effective as of 07119104 and subjec- to change. Sublect to penalty for early wChdrawal. 111 Act now: This offer may expire without notice. 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