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McLeod County Board to consider acceptance of trail grant

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – The McLeod County Board will consider approval of an agreement with the State of Minnesota through the Department of Natural Resources during its Tuesday, Nov. 7 meeting.

This involves acceptance of a grant for the development of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail using Legacy funds which will connect the Dakota trail that starts at the Carver County Line through the City of Lester Prairie ending at County Road 1. Grant Project # GMRPTC 18-06 will use $647,000 Legacy funds, a $33,000 local match from the City of Hutchinson and McLeod County for in-kind engineering services for a total grant of
$680,000. Project to be completed by June 30, 2020.
The meeting will take place at the Glencoe City Center, 1107 11th Street in Glencoe starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Lester Prairie school bulletin Monday, Nov. 6

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN –

Lester Prairie School Bulletin

Nov. 6, 2017

Today’s Menu: BBQ, Riblet & Bread or Chicken Nuggets, Green Beans, Hashbrowns, Pears, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Spaghetti with Meat or Plain Sauce, Garlic Bread, Cole Slaw or Carrot Sticks, Banana, Milk

Reminder: 7th & 8th grade girls’ basketball starts today.  They will practice in Lester Prairie from 3:30-5:00.

Senior High Band will be performing for the Veteran’s Day Program on Friday November 10th. Band Students will need to wear their Concert Black for this performance. 

Please release high school band and choir students at 8:45am on Friday November 10th for the Vet’s Day Program.

BOOSTER CLUB will have Winter apparel set up in the school lobby on Thursday November 9th from 5-7pm. Come look and buy. Many items on hand or you can place your order that night also.

Football players, Cheerleaders, and Parents: You are invited to the 2017 LPHT Football Banquet, on Thursday, November 16th, at 6:15 PM. Banquet will be in the LPHS Gymnasium.  

The LP PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is collecting donations of items and/or money to make gift baskets for the upcoming Winsted Library Silent Auction Fundraiser.  The silent auction will take place during the Winsted Winter Carnival and part of the proceeds will be donated back to Lester Prairie School for purchasing books for the library. We are looking for donations for these theme baskets:  Ice Cream Party (toppings, bowls, cones, etc), Cozy hot cocoa basket (hot cocoa, cups, chocolate, etc), Grandparents survival kit (fun activity items for families to do together), Winter Car Survival Kit (flashlights, snacks, blanket, first aid kit, etc), Bird Watchers Basket (bird books, bird feeders, food, etc), Family Game Night (family movie, games, snacks).  Donations can be brought to the school office by Wednesday, November 8th.  The PTO will be wrapping the baskets at our monthly meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 8th.  Volunteers are needed to help wrap baskets and to bring supplies to help decorate them.

Cross country uniforms can be handed into Mr. Oie sometime before November 7th. Please drop off before or after school and make sure they are washed. 

There will be a cross country banquet at Unhinged in Glencoe on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30p.m. We hope to see all of our runners and their families there. 

Chase Engelke is colleting new unwrapped gifts for his National Honor Society project. He will be giving these gifts to residents at a local nursing home for Christmas. Here are examples of gift items to donate:

lotions, throw/lap blankets, calendars, word find books, robes, baseball sport hats, pajama pants and other items. He is also collecting gift bags for these items. You may donate items to the drop box in the school office or at Cornerstone Hardware. He will be collecting items through Dec. 15th.

There are order forms in the office for Bulldog apparel. Deadline to order is Monday, Nov. 20 and no late orders will be accepted.

The PTO will be hosting a FREE Family Movie Night in the school gym o Friday, November 17th. They will be showing the classic film, Home Alone to kick off the holiday season. Popcorn and water will be provided at no charge. Hope you can make it!

“Don’t Rock the Boat” rehearsal schedule:

Monday, Nov. 6 at 7am and 3pm

Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7am and 3pm

Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7am and 3pm

Thursday, Nov. 9 at 3pm – Dress rehearsal. Everyone must attend.

Friday, Nov. 10 – Performance for the school at 1:15pm. Cast and crew should be dismissed at 11:15am to eat lunch. Cast and crew should report to the stage for hair/make-up and costumes.

Cast and crew should be at the school on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, at 5pm to do hair/make-up and costumes. The performance time is 7pm.

The next free lunch for high school students is on Wed., Nov. 15 at St. Paul’s Church.

Sunday Open gym at Holy Trinity is held from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  Any students 6th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Homework Help is held with Jan Smith on Monday’s and Jennifer Smith on Wednesday’s.

Monday, Nov 6, 2017

Time

Event

Details

7:00am
7:30am

Hallway Walking  

Lester Prairie High School

7:00am

Theater – Fall Play Practice  

Gym Stage

3:00pm
4:30pm

Knowledge Bowl – Practice  

Room 111

3:00pm

Theater – Fall Play Practice  

Gym Stage

3:20pm
5:00pm

Basketball – Practice 7-8 Girls  

Lester Prairie Gym

6:00pm
9:00pm

CE – Dance  

Cafeteria

6:30pm
9:00pm

CE – GED/ELL Classes  

Computer Lab

7:30pm
8:20pm

CE – Adult Fitness  

LP Hallway

Lester Prairie school bulletin Monday, Oct. 30

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN –

Lester Prairie School Bulletin

Oct. 30, 2017

Today’s Menu: Meatballs in Mushroom Gravy over Mashed Potato, Bread or Turkey Sandwich, Corn, Peaches, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Goulash and Bread or Cheese Pizza, Green Beans, Banana, Milk

The LPHT winter sports meeting is TONIGHT at 5:30 at Lester Prairie High School.  Anyone who plans on participating in a winter activity needs to attend.

The “No Tricks Just Treats” band concert will be TONIGHT at 7:30pm. This is for students in grade 6-12. Students will need to be in the band room at 7pm. Junior High students are asked to supply one dozen treats by noon TODAY

Attention all 7th – 12th graders:  Do you enjoy trivia games? How about working together with others? Do you like doughnuts? Well, consider joining Knowledge Bowl! An interest meeting will be TODAY at 3:00. If you can’t attend, please see Ms. Carmine. Please sign up in the office if you are interested!

There will be a Basketball cheerleading meeting for anyone interested in grades 9-12 on Tuesday Oct. 31 at 3:00 in the gym.

Football Cheerleaders please bring your complete uniform to the gym on Tuesday Oct. 31 at 3:00 for uniform turn in. 

Needed for the fall play:

2 outdoor, metal bistro tables

6-8 metal bistro chairs

If you can let us use any of these items, please email Ms. Olson or drop off items at the school. The performance dates are Nov. 10 & 11. Items will be returned after the performance. Thank –you! – Ms. Olson

olson@lp.k12.mn.us

7th and 10th grade students will have their vision and hearing checked on Tuesday, Oct. 31 beginning at 8:30.

Football equipment hand in will be on Wednesday, November 1 at 3:15pm in the shop. We will have a short meeting first, then turn in all equipment. Make sure everything is washed and helmets are clean of stickers.

Picture re-takes will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2. Anyone who was absent on the original picture day will have their picture taken that day. If you received your package of pictures and would like a re-take, please return the original package you received and have a re-take done on Nov. 2. There are picture forms in the office if you need one.

Friday, November 3 is the end of the first quarter. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 that day. Elementary students will eat lunch at school and high school students will not eat at school on Nov. 3.

4th – 6th grade youth football players should turn in their gear to Mr. Scoblic or the office ASAP. Thanks!

Sunday Open gym at Holy Trinity is held from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  Any students 6th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult.

There are Boys’ Basketball apparel order forms available in the office. All orders must be in by tomorrow, Tuesday, October 31.

“Don’t Rock the Boat” rehearsal schedule:

Monday, Oct. 30 at 3pm

Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7am

Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 3pm

Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7am

Friday, Nov. 3 at 11:35am

Monday, Nov. 6 at 7am and 3pm

Homework Help is held with Jan Smith on Monday’s and Jennifer Smith on Wednesday’s.

Monday, Oct 30, 2017

Time

Event

Details

7:00am
7:30am

Hallway Walking  

Lester Prairie High School

3:00pm
4:15pm

Groups – Girl Scouts  

Cafeteria

Juniors Meetings. Contact Person: Rebecca Heimerl 320-237-3374 or email at rheimerl@centurylink.net.

3:00pm

Theater – Fall Play Practice  

Gym Stage

5:30pm
6:30pm

Winter Sports Meeting  

Lester Prairie High School

6:00pm
9:00pm

CE – Dance  

Cafeteria

3-6 years old: Beginners-6:00-6:45pm 1st-3rd grade: Intermediate 6:45-7:45pm 4th and older: Advanced-7:45-8:45pm September 25th-April 2018

6:30pm
9:00pm

CE – GED/ELL Classes  

Computer Lab

English Language Classes and GED and Adult Basic Education Class-Free Instructed by: Nancy Mellesmoen For more information: https://www.westabe.org/

7:30pm
8:20pm

CE – Adult Fitness  

LP Hallway

Walk and Be Fit with Shannon Alsleben. Class is limited to 10 participants. Punch cards can be purchased at the first class.

7:30pm

Music – Band Concert  

Lester Prairie Gym

End of the First Quarter

11:30 Dismissal

Friday, November 3

Elementary students have lunch at school

High School students do not have lunch at school

McLeod County FSA office busy issuing payments

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – McLeod County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Darlene Johnson noted the county FSA office has been busy the month of October issuing CRP and 2016 ARC/PLC payments. All CRP payments have been issued except for a few with issues such as revisions in progress, etc.

For PLC, the payment rate is $.34 x 85 percent of the base acres X the PLC yield for the farm before sequestration of 6.8 percent

For ARC-CO in McLeod County, the corn payment is $26.66 per 85 percent of the base acres, the wheat payment is $29.48 per 85 percent of base acres and the oats payment is $6.92 per 85% of the base acres. All payments are subject to the 6.8 percent sequestration rate. Soybeans did not trigger in McLeod County for ARC-CO.

The agency is waiting for more information before we can process and ARC-IC payments.

A&M Processing recalls ring bologna due to possible listeria contamination

WINSTED, MN – A&M Processing, a Hamburg, MN establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 30 pounds of ring bologna product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. During routine sampling, Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) inspectors discovered the product was processed in a manner that could result in possible Listeria contamination.

The MDA and the company have not received any reports of adverse reactions or illness due to consumption of this product.

The A&M Processing product subject to this recall is ring bologna with a “packed date” of 10-4-2017. The product also bears the establishment number “625” inside the State of Minnesota mark of inspection and a “use by date” of 11-14-2017 on the label. Thirty (30) pounds were produced in the batch and 18 pounds have been accounted for.

The ring bologna was sold at the following locations:

  • Radermacher’s Fresh Market, Jordan, MN
  • Glencoe Co-op Association, Glencoe, MN
  • United Farmer Co-op Green Isle, Green Isle, MN
  • Econofoods, Norwood Young America, MN
  • Glenn’s Supervalu, Winsted, MN

 Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially serious disease marked by fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis, but it can sometimes cause fatal infections in infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis can also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

 Anyone concerned about illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers who purchased this product should throw it away or return it to the store. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact A&M Processing at 952-467-3261.

Howard Lake Lions host Halloween party

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Howard Lake Lions will be hosting their annual Halloween party from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Youth Center. There will be games, drawings, and costume judging. Food and beverages will be available during the party.