What a great summer we’ve had at the Slayton Public Library!We had 83 children, PreK (age 3) thru 6th grade register for our program this summer.Of those, we had 71 participate and 56 meet their reading goals earning a pool party.The winner of the 4 Minnesota Twins Tickets, at our pool party, was Jaxson Magnus.With all the participants together, we read over 935 hours!Nice job – keep reading!
Our theme was ‘A Universe of Stories’ which went right along with celebrating the 50th Anniversary of landing on the moon.We read, learned and did crafts pertaining to planets and space.Our younger patrons also had a ‘stuffed animal sleepover’ leaving their furry friends at the library to explore overnight.
We’d like to thank the participants along with their parents for sharing their children with us, the amazing volunteers we had (Burnie Deleeuw, Nancy Moberg & Deb Louwagie), as well as the following businesses and individuals who donated to our program:
BP, Collins Commodities, Culligan, Farmers Agency of Avoca, Hadley Elevator, Hadley Lions, Hut, Jim’s Market, Minnesota Twins, Pork Producers, Slaytona Beach, Todd at Totzke’s
Farm Bureau Century Farm Presentation 2019
These farms have been in continuous agricultural operation since 1919 signifying more than 100 years to contributions to the community, state, nation and world.
The Vosberg Farm is located in Section 31, Dovray Township in Murray County. They currently have 155.40 acres and the original farm owner was Paul and Helen Vosberg for 29 years. Their son Edward and Luvella then for 25 years and the current owners are Darwin and Alice Vosberg for 46 years. Their major crops or products are corn, soybeans, oats and alfalfa. They also milk cows. There is still a single car garage and a 70 ft windmill from the original property.
The Kreun Valley View Farm is located in Section 9, Moulton Township in Murray County. They currently farm 131.3 acres. The original farm owner was Carl (Cornelius) Kreun for 55 years, then Brant Kreun for 10 years, and the current owner is Bruce Kreun for 36 years. The cost of the land was $51.00 per acre. The present home was built in 1918. Their major crops are corn, oats, alfalfa, dairy, sheep, hogs and poultry.
By John Stenen
I read of a man some years ago who was so annoyed with squeaky doors and such that he carried a small can of oil in his pocket. Whenever he encountered a squeaky door, he put a few drops where it was needed. Hearing the squeak stopped pleased him very much.
True Christian love is very much like that can of oil. When applied, it can bring wonderful, harmonious relationships. Even among Church goers there are those who refuse to forgive others. Scripture commands us, “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Mark 11:25,26).
Forgiveness is love in action after someone has hurt you by speaking lies or rumors that are untrue. Maybe they betrayed you, but, whatever the case may be- God says we’re to forgive everyone. In fact, Jesus tells us even if the offense occurs 490 times – we are to forgive. (Matthew 18:21,22).
Love is the true mark of a Christian: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. ” Imagine what life would be like if all Christians obeyed this command from God.
Get the Dirt
Kathy Schwartz, Murray County Master Gardener
Fall cleanup reduces the sources of infection next season. Remove leaves with spots and discolored flowers. Sanitation is often the best treatment for fungal diseases. Discard infected plant parts to reduce the spread of disease.
Before the first killing frost, get out your camera and take pictures of your gardens. This will make it easy to plan for the future. Record successes, challenges and new ideas for next year. Good records help you repeat your success, not your failures.
Information provided by the University of Minnesota Extension Service.