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Troop raffles WALNUT GROVE--The Girl Scout Troops in Walnut Grove had tables displaying their raffle prizes at the Micawber Fall Festival last Saturday. Troop 340 members were selling chances on a rag doll. ST Photo. in ters ta te in forma tion session WALNUT GROVE--Interstate Power Company personnel were available at the Walnut Grove Community Center on Wednesday afternoon, November 7 to go over customers energy use summary over the past year They served coffee and rolls to all customers who attended during the day. ST b) ,Jim ('hristensen As county residents pick up their recycling c~mtainers, and begin the effort to prepare their recyclable wastes for curbside collection, it's interesting to note some other similar activity occurring in our slate, Use of Metro landfills do~n The M~?tropolitan Council has released a draft report stating the amount of garbage landfilled by' the seven county Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area ,>,as 36q less th:m the previous >'car. It was the largest reduction ever reported by the Council during the last ten years. Reasons cited tor the change were the implementation of five energy recovery plants and public subsidies given to encourage recycling. Disposal of used antifreeze Lsed automobile antifreeze shouM never be poured dov,'n a toilet or sink if your waste water goes into a septic system. Antifreeze can damage the septic system by' destroying the microorg:misms that make the system work. Some day' we may be able to recycle used antifreeze, but today that option does not exist. Dish~are dilemma An increasing number of schools and businesses are faced with the dilemma of ~hat to do about food service dishware. Should they use washables or throw-awa':,s? If they' use throw-aways, should they be qsing Styrofogun or pawr? The Minnesota Office of Waste Management suggest the following order or priority: 1. Use washable dishware and flatware whenever possible. This reduce~: waste at the source. 2. Recycle single-serve food service products whenever possible. 3. When disposing of single- serve products, use high temperature incineration for both polystyrene and paper. As a general rule, a modern institutional dishv, ashing machine that is well loaded with dishes ,ill pollute less and be more energ} efficient th:tll using disposable II *leering. i: ~() :'.~ ".:. ~:: [.egloi:. V',ir~J,q~,: ':)J, ,::3. ,- : Care Trainip, g. G:::J, ::; !~;.': 7:3()-9:()0 p m, S uth,v, ',: :', ,:~, Bank, V,'in,ton' Nov'Smbcr I". i! }.'.~ ~ ,! and BullCLiu Pi, k :,:'. ,~: ; a ::: " 5:00 p,m }?xt.':~-~,: :)1 :, : Cottonwood ('~, ;:c? .- .i) Amreal Mectin# at:z: [}::~: or, ! !v{> Club 71. Win,h :a~ November 17 F c<.t t.: + i, Banqt,ct. Scrvihg iro:> 5:3:} to :7::} ~ p.m Program at v:Sg) i r, . Windom Area ',4h Sch,xq. November 19 - - Vinde:u Workers 4-H Club pre,cr'caLkm. 7 p.m. Springfic!d Sp: rk!crs 4-}i Club presentation- Ccmm:ur::ty Education ('lass on ~,~, it>re Reducuon an.i (or,~p~>:tin~ !auch: by Minnesota Extc::si~m Scrxi c. 7:30 to 9:00 p.m Vi::d,m Area High School. November 2 1 :,dole~ccn: Preenancy Prcxcp, tion Commit:co. 12:00 noon to : :00 i! Office. SENTINEL & TRIBUNE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, November1~ N,~cmbcr 22 x 23 Extension ~:,~ce closed -- }lapp) I I .mksgn'ing. Volunteer Income "Fax Assistance VITA and TCE. bye programs that provide free tax assistance to people who can't afford professional tax help. are asking people to "volunteer and make someone's taxes less taxing." According to the Internal Revenue Service, VITA and TCE are nov, recruiting volunteers for the tax filing season ahead. 'ITA stands for Volunteer income Tax Assistance, and it's designed to help your neighbors who are elderly, low income, handicapped, or have difficulty with English with their taxes. TeE - Tax Counseling for the Elderly - is a companion program , 'o'~p{n:>,~rcd by organJ~ as t,- .American AssOa F, ctired Pc rsons ---,-- Nationwide. some 80. and ICE ~olunteers an: ["~1 questions and filled. federal and state tax re year. Vo~,unteers come'" walks of life and incluN---- and accounting profess}FIE[ studenLs, as v, ell as fo~: and other reured people, . The IRS provides fr#e ba for ~1 volunteers. Then'he e offer free help at c0~hict community :oc ations'~ed. schools, churches, and pat, centers, mor To become part of ahar: TCE, or for more inf:'i n:ca.* about these pro~Trams, . toll free at 1.8(~).829-1C;Ior % for the Taxpayer Euuuarail is c ~ible ovel 4 Pumpkin pie and quilts ~PO' ~a/s WALNUT GROVE--Interest was keen at the Citizens State Bank Quilt Show I el Thursday, November 8. More than one hundred quilts were attractively displayed Walnut Grove Community Center and those who attended were treated to pumpkin 7' coffee by the bank employees. A varied selection was shown. One quilt was made fror t 355 ties by Vi Steffen, Deb and Ron Kuehl dis