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SENTINEL TRIBUNE EDU',00 00TION Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Page 8 I SCHOOL Weekly MN Sheriff's MENU Sc,ence hip p Qu,z scholars rogram Sheriff Randy Hanson of democratic society have only available to students September 5-9, 2011 by Douglas Clark Redwood County complex duties to perform" currently enrolled in one of Monday: No school announced today the com- said Sheriff Hanson. MSA the following three catego- Tuesday: Chicken strips, crispy cubed potatoes, cole slaw, carrot sticks, fruit, bread, milk Wednesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes/ gravy, vegetable/dip, fruit, bread, milk Thursday: Hot pepperoni sub, spear pickle, cole slaw, carrot sticks, chips, fruit, milk Friday: Tony's pizza, Caulifornia blend/cheese sauce, carrot sticks, fruit, bread, milk Stockman hired at SW/ WC Service Cooperative Lisa Stockman has been hired as a School Psychologist at the SW/WC Service Cooperative. Stockman will work in the Westbrook Walnut Grove, Fulda, Milroy and Ellsworth school districts. As a school psychologist, her job is to collaborate with parents, staff and students to ensure that every child is developing academically, socially and emotionally. This may include doing evaluations for special education services, helping to develop academic or behavior interventions, providing counseling servic- es, or consulting with staff and parents on how to best meet the needs of the indi- vidual child. She previously worked as a social worker. She graduated with a BA from California State University, Stanislaus and an MA and Ed.S. from Chapman University. Net worth of Minnesota farms grows By Dale Nordquist, U of MN Ext. The average Minnesota farm is growing rapidly in terms of total assets and net worth, according to the 2010 FINBIN Report on Minnesota Farm Finances published by the University of Minnesota's Center for Farm Financial Management. FINBIN, one of the largest and most accessible farm financial databases in the world, summarizes actual farm data from thousands of agricultural producers to gen- erate detailed reports on whole farm, crop and live- stock fmancials. In constant dollars, total assets per farm have increased by more than $1.1 million over the past 15 years. However, total debt increased by about $500,000 over the same period. As a result, the average farm has gained almost $700,000 of real net worth over the past 15 years. This equates to 10 percent growth in net worth per year. The FINBIN report includ- ed 2,446 Minnesota farms, or about 10 percent of the state's commercial farms with total sales of more than $100,000. From $250,000 to $500,000 in total sales are generally need- ed to provide for a family's living expenses. Net worth increases can have two sources--those resulting from earnings, either farm or non-farm, and those resulting from asset apprecia- tion. Over the past 15 years, 79 percent of the net worth growth was earned. Retained earnings result when farm and non-farm income exceed the amount consumed by family expenditures and income taxes. The remaining 21 per- cent of net worth growth resulted from asset apprecia- tion. In high-profit years, the high-debt farms are able to leverage borrowed capital to multiply their earnings growth. However, they remain in high-risk territory in terms of their liquidity and solvency positions. More details of the 2010 FINB1N Report on Minnesota Farm Finances are available at www.fmbin.umn.edu. The NSF Science Survey Do you think you know more about science than the average American? Since you're reading this, my hypothesis is that you do. Let's test it by taking the fol- lowing survey that was origi- nally given as part of the National Science Foundation's 2006 study on the public's knowledge of science.* Submit your answers online I will include your results (anonymously) in a future column where I ana- lyze both the questions and answers, and compare them with the results from the original survey. (Keyword search Weekly Science Quiz on Facebook to fred the sur- vey.) Have your family and friends take the survey as well--the more that take it, the more accurate the results will be. 1) The center of the Earth is very hot. 2) All radioactivity is man-made. 3) Lasers work by focus- ing sound waves. 4) Electrons are smaller than atoms. 5) The universe began with a huge explosion. 6) The continents on which we live have been moving their location for millions of years and will continue to move in the future. 7) Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth? 8) How long does it take for the Earth to go around the Sun? 9) It is the father's gene that determines if a baby is a boy or a girl. 10) Antibiotics kill viruses as well as bacteria. 11) Human beings, as we know them today, developed mencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2011. Sheriff Hanson proudly announced that the MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriffs of the State of Minnesota. The Members of MSA gives special recognition to the financial needs of stu- dents attending the peace officer skill course, or one of the two or four year law enforcement degree colleg- es. "The Board of Directors feel peace officer in our recognizes the importance of pre-entry training for people considering law enforcement as their career choice. MSA recognizes some students need outside help in meeting the costs of such training, even though they excel academically. The Scholarship Committee, in making its selection of awards, intends on achieving representation from all geographical areas of the state. Scholarship awards will be announced by December 31 of the same year. Applications forms and a statement of proce- dures are available at the Redwood County Sheriff's Office. Scholarships are ries: I. Mandated POST Skills Program 2. In their second year of a two year law enforcement program. 3. In their third or fourth year of a four year college criminal justice program. In order to qualify, stu- dents must have completed at least one year of the two year program or two years of a four year program. Students meeting these cri- teria are invited to obtain a scholarship application form from their local Sheriffs Office or online at www.mnsheriffs.org. fromearlierspeciesofani-Chargers 10se season mals. *NSF Poll # 2006-SCIENCE: Trend Dataset--Surveys?fPublic to TMB 3 O Understanding Science opener and Technology. The Roper II Center for Public Opinion Research Data Archive was the data distributor. Answeres page 2 Copyright (C) 2011 Weekly Science Quiz All rights reserved. Plum Creek Area Penguins goals were scored by Joshua Thor (Tracy), Anthony Vue (Tracy), and Charlie Xiong (WWG). Nick Noakes the goalkeep- er had 11 saves. Anthony Vue lead the Penguins with 3 of the four goals. By Jake Scandrett coach The final score, Friday, August 26, was 5-4 with Plum Creek Area winning the match in overtime over the New Prague Trojans. Their 5 By Cathy Baumann Coach Friday night, August 26, the WG Chargers varsity volleyball team opened the 2011 season against the TMB Panthers in Tracy. The end result was not what the girls had hoped for, losing in three straight games. The team struggled in serve receive and passing all night against an all- around solid performance from the Panthers. The Chargers lost Game 1 with a score of 8-25. Passing percentage was less than 50% along with a total of 4 kills for the game. Serving was less than par with all points earned from side outs. Game 2 was lost with a score of 9-25, virtually a repeat performance of Game 1. Kelsi Wahl earned one service point, with the other points earned by side outs. In Game 3, the girls seemed to work together as a team, but eventually lost 17-25. The Chargers stayed close until the Panthers broke away from 12-12. Passing and serve receive showed some improvement allowing for some offensive plays. Dayna Comnick and Maddie Frank each had 2 kills. Point earners on the night were Dayna Comnick and Karley Deprez with 2 service points each. Anne Woelber, Madison TaMe, and Hailey Osland each earned one service point. The Chargers will be on the road Tuesday as they travel to Ivanhoe for a non- Charger Karley Deprez went up for a block against the Panthers last week at Tracy. conference match. They will ence match against Wabasso. make their home debut on Thursday in a non-confer- A Penguin player challenged a Trojan play- er in last week's match. CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR YOU Pork Burger Supper Friday, September 2 at the WWG football field Charger HaUey Osland prepares to bump a serve as Maddie Frank backs her up in action at Tracy last Friday night. S u bscri be to the Sentinel Tribune