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0 Thursday, August 22, 2013 Pa e 18 Commumt Tri Coun News*wwwtricoun news mn Education Government Friday, Aug. 23, 12 noon-7 p.m., Swim flee, at the Watkins Pool. Paid for by the Farmers State Bank of Watkins. Friday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.-?, Teen Night at the Watkins Pool. DJ, fun & prizes, hotdogs and more. Saturday, Aug. 24, 4-7:30 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church annual Monday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.,Monday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m., EV-W School Board Meeting. Open Forum beginning at 6 p.m. EV-W School Board Meeting. (EVW) (EVW) Monday, Aug. 26, 7:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.,Education Breakfast with Kimball Eden Valley city council special schools staff and local businesses, meeting re: budget. sponsored by Kimball Area Cham- Monday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m., berofCommerce. Forest Prairie Township meeting Tuesday, Aug. 27, 4-7 p.m., Kim- at Watkins Village Hall. ball open house, at both elemen- beef dinner, at the EV-W High School Cafeteria. Ages 12-Adult, $10, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m., War- tary and high school. (K) Ages 4-11, $5,3 and under free. kins city council special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Open re: swimming pool and budget, at House at .Holy Cross School in Saturday, Aug. 24, 9-10 a.m.; Watkins City Hall. Marty. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Kim- ball city council special meeting re: budget. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Eden Lake Planning & Zoning; 7:30 p.m. Eden Lake Township Board meet- The Open Book, at the Eden Valley Area Library. Free Balloon, cookie/ juice, take home sheet. Check out your own personalized library punch card that can be used to earn rewards. Sunday, Aug. 25, St. Anthony contact Julie MeierhoferMaruska Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., juliemaruskal@gmail.com or Kingston Johnson Kelly Post 483 (952) 451-5296 for more irlforma- meeting. tion. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, "Hoe- Watkins American Legion meet- down on the Hill" for St. Wende- ing. lin's School. Happy hour 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 12 noon- live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are 3 p.m., Local knitting event, at the $25 each, and include a delicious E.V. Library; For more information chicken & BBQ ribs dinner with all contact Sandy at dsmillerbernd@ the fixings 5-6:30 p.m., pre.selling gmaiLcom or (320) 237-6015. only, Joe (320)290-6959. Thursday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, Church of Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Post meet- St. Anne's parish festival in Kimball. ings. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 9 p.m., War- Forest City Threshers meeting, kins Sportsmen's Club meeting at Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Watkins Legion Club. Watkins Lioness Club meeting.Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Kim. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., ball LegionAuxiliarymeeting. "Building a State and State House" Thursday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m., program, at Kimball City Hall. Watkins Lions Club meeting. Sponsored by the Kimball Histor- Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m., ical Society. Minnesota Prairie Spinners meet. ing, at E.V. Fire Hall. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 5-7 p.m., parish (Watkins) festival. -- .................................. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Spaghetti supper at Kimball United Sunday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-dusk, Protect pollinators while trying to Maine Prairie Township work ses- Methodist Church, Hwy. 55. Sug- Dennis Serbus Memorial Meat sion meeting at Town Hall; Alice, gested donation $2 per person. Shoot, at Kimball Rod & Gun Club; protect your crops (320) 398-5902. Saturday, Aug. 24, 9:30-11 a.m., (320) 444-0529 or (320) 492-5662. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., "Fare for All" food distribution, at Monday, Aug. 26, 7:30 a.m., By Robert Koch and Marla Spivak, Evening or early morning C.R.W.D. work session, at Kimball Annandale City Hall. Pamela, (320) Education Breakfast with Kimball Entomologists, UofMExtensionapplications are the least harmful City Hall; www.crwd.org. 492-9461 schools staff and local businesses, Minimize the risk for bees[ to bees because fewer bees are for- Monday, Sept. 2, 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 4-7:30 p.m., sponsored by KimbatlArea Chain- Honey bees and native bees aging. Watkins Fire Department meet- St. Paul's Lutheran Church annual berofCommerce, forage in and near soybean and Never apply pesticides out- ing at Watkins Fire Hall. beef dinner, at the EV-W HighTuesday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m., Kings- cornfields, especially during dry doors on a windy day (winds Monday, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m., School Cafeteria. Ages 12-Adult, $10, ton Johnson Kelly Legion Post 483 weather. When treatment deci- higher than 10 mph) which could Watkins Ambulance and RescueAges 4-11, $5,3 and under free. membership dinner, sions are being made for pests of cause spray drift problems. Squad meets at old Village Hall Sunday, Aug. 25, St. Anthony Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m., these crops, it is important to con- Honey bees and native bees parish 0gatkins) festival. Watkins Lioness Club meeting, sider minimizing the risk to these visit the flowers of soybean and squad room. Monday, Fairhaven Township meeting at Town Hall;Les Rose, (320) 251- 3425. cake breakfast, at the Kimball Tuesday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church. Adults Kimball City Council meeting at $6, Children $2 ages 4-10. Sept. 2, 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Val- pollinators. Bees are the most important City Hall; (320) 398-2725. ill]Jill ill Y ' .... ~~ SUMMER FESTWALS -~ St. Anthony Parish (Watkins) festival, Aug. 25 Church of St. Anne (Kimball) parish festival, Sept. 15. reliable reporting local news 4f. * coupon savings special sections NE S* valuable advsrtisi'ng "classifieds conversation starters Your complete source for local news in your community. Renew by mail (P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353) or on-line at www.TriCountyNews.MN __ FREE active military subscription __ one-year Minnesota subscription, $36 __ one-year out-of-state subscription, $46 __ SENIOR* Minnesota subscription, $26 __ SENIOR* out-of-state subscription, $36 (* Seniors are 62 and older) (3-, 6- and 9-month subscriptions are available; ask us0 l prefer __ EV- W Edition or__ Kimball Edition (320) 398-5000.70 S Main St., Kimball. www,TdCountyNews.MN IName: iMailing address: |City: State: Zip: Spaghetti siapper at Kimball HMC. ley Daze kiddie pedal tractor Saturday, Sept. 7, 7-10 a.m., Pan- pull (make-up from the June 23 pollinators of our frtiits, vegeta- scheduled pull that was cancelled bles, and crops including alfalfa because of the storm), next to hay that feed our farm animals. Eden Valley Event Center; at dusk, Honey bees and thousands of Fireworks in Eden Valley (to make native bee species rely on the flow- up for the Valley Daze fireworks), ers they pollinate for good nutri- Saturday, Aug. 31, 9-10 a.m., tion and health. Bees are being The Open Book, at the Eden Valley pushed to the tipping point by var- Area Library. Free Balloon, cookie/ ious factors, such as disruption of juice, take home sheet. Check out natural habitats, diseases and par- your own personalized library asites, and widespread overuse of punch card that can be used to pesticides. earn rewards. Producer knowledge of basic Tuesday, Sept. 3, 8:30 p.m., bee biology can help protect Watkins American Legion meet- bees from pesticides. Bees forage ing. throughout the growing season Wednesday, Sept. 4, 12 noon- from sun up to sun down when 3 p.m., Local knitting event, at the temperatures are above 50 to 55 E.V. Library; for more information degrees Fahrenheit. Honey bees contact Sandy at dsmillerbernd@ fly an average of two miles on each gmail.com or (320) 237-6015. foraging trip, searching for flowers Thursday, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m., over an 8,000-acre area surround- Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Post meet- ing the hive or apiary. Native bees ings. generally fly within half a mile of Saturday, Sept.7,6p.m.,Kimball their nest. If flowers are blooming, Class of 1983 Reunion, at Triple R bees will forage on them. Grill & Bar. Beekeepers cannot close up the Saturday, Sept. 7, 12 noon- hive during a pesticide applica- 4 p.m., KHS Class of 1958 55th tion because the bees will suffo- Reunion, at the Waterfront Lake- cate. Moving the bees is not a via- side Grille on Clearwater Lake. For ble option because bees return info call (320) 333-9089 or email to their Original site unless they jdmoserbigfish@gmail.com, are moved out of their foraging Monday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m., range, which is more than three Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Auxiliary miles away. Locations to place bee meetings, at Hilltop Health Care hives are difficult to come by, and Center. it is even harder to find locations Monday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., Wat- where the bees are out of range of kins Lioness board meeting, at pesticide application. VFW meeting room. In a July 3, 2013 article in the Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m., Old NDSU Crop and Pest Report, Janet Coots get-together, at the Triple R Knodel provided several general Grill & Bar in Kimball. Pictures at recommendations for reducing 12:15 p.m. and Lunch at 12:30 p.m. pesticide risks to pollinators: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 9 p.m., Know and communicate with Watkins Sportsmen's Club meet- beekeepers about pesticide appli- ing at Watkins Legion Club. cation schedules and products. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., Use economic thresholds and Kimball Legion Auxiliary meeting, other IPM strategies. Economic Thursday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., thresholds ensure that pesticides Watkins Lions Club meeting, are used only when crop losses Thursday, Sept. 12,6:30 p.m., prevented by pesticide use are Minnesota Prairie Spinners meet greater than the cost of the pesti- | at KAHS. Sandy (320) 274-5666. cide and the application. Saturday, Sept. 14,5:30 p.m.- Use pesticides with low tox- 12:30 p.m., Kimball Class of~988, icity and low residual to bees. For 25th Class Reunion, at the Red example, avoid using dusts or wet- | Goat in Watkins. All KHS alumni table powder insecticide formula- welcometojoin after 9 p.m. Please tions because they generally are ,m J more toxic to bees. ITelephone: many flowering weeds growing in and near soybean fields. As soy- bean aphid populations continue building throughout the state, aphid management should take these pollinators into consider- ation. The University of Minne- sota recommends making treat- ment decisions based on scouting program (i.e., getting into the field and counting aphids) and the fol- lowing economic threshold for R1 (beginning bloom) to R5.5 (seeds expanding in pods) soybean: treat if populations are increasing, tile majority (at least 80 percent) of plants are infested, and average aphid counts exceed 250 aphids per plant. This threshold can pro- tect yields, reduce costs, conserve natural enemies of aphids and other pests, and reduce the risk of pests developing resistance to pes- ticides. Treating soybean aphid populations when they exceed this threshold will minimize unnec- essary pesticide applications and reduce pollinator exposure to pes- ticides. Honey bees and native bees can be found foraging in cornfields, especially when pollen is available during tasseling and silking. Pes- ticide applications made during these growth stages may put polli- nators at risk. The emerging prob- lem of corn rootworm resistance to Bt traits may result in increased pesticide applications during these crop growth stages when the adult rootworm beetles are active. Furthermore, these growth stages are critical for protection of sweet corn against certain caterpillar pests. Consider pollinators when making management decisions for certain corn pests. When using pesticides, always read and follow the label direc- tions. Labels for some products/ formulations with high toxicity to bees will provide specific direc- tions for minimizing risk to polli- nators. The label is the law. Keeping these recommenda- tions in mind will help you to pro- tect honey bees and other polli- nators while you use pesticides to protect your crops. To learn more about bee health from Extension, visit wwwl.exten sion. umn.edu/garden/honey-bees/. ~lm I I I I n I m I m n