Change of Plans for Wednesday and Monday

It turns out we will have Wednesday AM training tomorrow morning (as well as PM); instead we will take off next Wed Sept 8 both 830 and 430 pm, so come to 6 am training that day please.

In another slight change, we won’t have training this Sun Sept 5, but we will have training on Monday, Labor Day (both 830 am and 430 pm but not 6 am coed); we will also have Step aerobics both days (and 1030 am Zumba as well on Monday). Sorry for any inconvenience these last-minute changes may cause!


You never know what you might need to know!

Child Care Assistance

Someone you know might need this information:

The Child Care Assistance Program subsidizes the cost of child care for families at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (currently $52,400 for a family of four) that are working and/or in school. There was an amendment done and it would qualify families whose income is above the 200 percent of the federal poverty level but at or below three hundred fifty percent. Check their website and see if they are eligible.

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

For half a century, staple food crops in the United States — such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus — have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide that can permanently damage the developing brains of children, causing reduced IQ, loss of working memory, and attention deficit disorders.

Now, after a decades-long legal fight and under a court-ordered deadline, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finally issued a final rule banning all food uses of chlorpyrifos.

What foods have chlorpyrifos in them?

  • Chlorpyrifos is used on a wide variety of crops including apples, oranges, strawberries, corn, wheat, citrus and other foods families and their children eat daily.

Why is chlorpyrifos important in soybean production?

  • “Chlorpyrifos is an extremely important insecticide for soybean production in Minnesota, as well as most of the upper Midwest. Chlorpyrifos effectively controls two very significant pests in soybean production — spidermites and soybean aphids.  

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