FSA has a number of loan programs available to assist applicants to begin or continue in agriculture production. Loans are available for operating type loans and/or to purchase or improve farms or ranches.
While all qualified producers are eligible to apply for these loan programs, FSA has provided priority funding for members of targeted underserved applicants.
A targeted underserved applicant is one of a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic or gender prejudice because of his or her identity as members of the group without regard to his or her individual qualities.
For purposes of this program, targeted underserved groups are women, African Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
FSA loans are only available to applicants who meet all the eligibility requirements and are unable to obtain the needed credit elsewhere.
Pizza Ranch Promotion to Benefit United Way of Southwest Minnesota
Pizza Ranch of Slayton will hold a special promotion to raise funds that will be donated to United Way of Southwest Minnesota.
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. LIVE UNITED. In southwest Minnesota, we focus on health, education, financial stability, hunger and safety & well-being.
United We Dine Special:
• Pizza Ranch in Slayton will donate a percentage of sales and tips between 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7th.
For more information on the United Way of Southwest Minnesota and our commitment to the area, please visit our website at www.UnitedWaySWMN.org.
New at MCC Elementary
Mrs. Colleen Freeman and Mrs. Taylor Ossefoort has joined our MCC staff this year. Both teachers bring experience and energy to our Kindergarten and ECSE teams. Emily Pick is doing a long term substitute for Taylor to begin the school year. Jennifer Kimman and Grant Fodness join our district through the Southwest West Central Service Coop SWWC. Jennifer is our Assistant Special Education Director and Grant is one of our School Psychologists. We also have Whitney Donkersloot student teaching with Krista Gillette and Angela Claar student teaching with Christyn Vos.
The district made several improvements to our buildings this summer. The buildings look great. If you asked the elementary students, they would tell you the gaga pit is the best summer improvement. Below is a list of the improvements/upgrades:
a. Resurfaced and painted West Parking Lot
b.New carpet in office and Library (West)
c. Removed Carpet from 2 classrooms and replace with tile (West)
d. New Carpet Library (Central)
e.New K-1 lockers (Central)
f.K-1 Bathroom remodeled (Central)
g. New Entrance Doors (West)
h.Playground Sheds (West and Central)
i. Gaga Pit (West)
j.Electrical Update (Central)
Each child’s safety and welfare is of the greatest importance. Consistent communication between home and school is essential to promote the best interests of your child and all children attending MCC Elementary School. I encourage you to become involved and to contact your child’s teacher or myself if you have any questions or comments throughout the year. I hope you are all enjoying our web-site at http://www.mcc.mntm.org/. This site, updated on a daily basis, is an excellent communication tool for parents. You can log into your account to check your student’s progress reports, attendance and lunch account balances. Sports scores, daily announcements and staff information are just a few of the things available with the click of your mouse. I look forward to meeting you and your children and encourage you to contact me with any questions on programs or services at 836-6450 ext 5102. You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.It is my hope that this academic year will be the best ever for you and your family. Make Good Choices and be awesome.
MCC Elementary Principal
By: John Stenen
Some years ago in India a little girl, the daughter of missionaries, came running to her father. “Daddy, come quickly” she said. “I have found a string of beautiful jewels just lying in the grass.” Her parents had wisely taught her never to take what did not belong to her without permission. Dad followed his little girl to the dew drenched grass, and she pointed out to him the pretty string of jewels. The ‘jewels’ happened to be a deadly coral snake, whose bite would have meant certain death.
Millions of people are playing with ‘sin.’ They think, “This is great, fun, wild, and satisfying.” However, they do not realize the ‘deadly effect’ of these sins. Scripture tells us, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
God is not a mean, angry God who just wants to take all the fun out of life. He has given to those who belong to Him an ‘Abundant life’. (John 10:10). A life filled with love, joy and peace. When we walk close to Jesus, and we love Him and obey Him, life is great, satisfying and fulfilling; life has purpose and meaning. Not only that, but forever we shall be with Him in the life to come. Do you need deliverance from sin? Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. He alone can deliver us and give us everlasting life.