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' 48 - CAPE GAZEq[q'E, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 Circle of Leadership Program initiated in Delaware On Jail. 25, the National Grange initiated the Circle of Leadership program at Capital Grange in Dover. The purpose of this new program is to develop better l.ead- ers at all levels of the Grange and ultimately benefit the local com- munity Grange. Lyn Davenport, Delaware State Grange president, invited the National Grange to Delaware in order to provide ad- vanced assistance to community Grange leaders. Ed Luttrell, leadership/member- ship development director of the National Grange, presented the daylong program, which included four workshops. Topics were in- creasing attendance, creative problem solving, team building and building a circle of leader- ship. Twenty-five members repre- senting eight Granges attended the seminar. They participated in the interactive workshops and so- cial activities throughout the day. The confercuces began at 9 a.m. and continued through a 6 p.m. dinner. The meetings workshop stressed the five elements of a good meeting: organized, civil, productive, efficient and enjoy- able. Members learned how to in- corporate these elements into their community Grange meetings. The creative problem solving workshop gave the participation an opportunity to work together in finding new ways to solve pro- grams that face their local Grange and the difficulties that face lead- ers. The workshop in team building discussed the ways that a team at- titude can be created within the Grange and how teams can benefit the local Grange. Exercises that demonsUated the way to form a team were conducted with the par- USDA requests proposals for Farmland Protection Program USDA's Natural Resources mental quality, tsticd end ar- The request for s was Conservation Service (NRCS) is requesting proposals for the Farmland Protection Program (FPP) from federally recognized Indian tribes, states, units of loc! government or nongovernmental organizations to cooperate in the acquisition of conservation ease- merits on farms and ranches. "Our productive soil is a nation- al treasure, and keeping Anted- ca's farm and ranch lands produc- ing is a high priority now and for the future," said NRCS chief Bruce Knight. "Land  devoted to agriculture also provides im- portant contributions to environ- chaeological resources, oar rural heritage and scenic beauty." FPP is a voluntary program, reauthorized in the 2002 Farm Bill, that helps farmers and ranch- ers keep their land in agriculture. Eligible land includes farm and ranch land that has prime, unique or other productive soil or that contains historical or archaeologi- cal resources. These lands must also be sub- ject to a pending offer from eligi- ble entities for the purpose of pro- tecting topsoil by limiting conver- sion of that land to nonagricultur- al uses. published in the Federal Register April 3. Proposals must be re- ceived in the appropriate NRCS state office by May 19. Proposals must describe the eli- gible entity's farmland protection program and record of acquiring and holding permanent agricultur- al land protection easement or other interests; and describe the lands to be acquired with assis- tance from FPP. Details are in the Federal Register notice. The request for proposals and additional information on FPP can be found at programs/farmbill/2002. ticipants. The final workshop taught that leadership development included all leaders teaching others. The participants learned that leaders lift all working with and under them. Each member has valuable contributions to the Grange and a leader has the duty to provide them with opportunities. Each participant in the circle of leadership program has commit- ted to attend the follow-up meet- ing to be held this fall, and to con- duct at least two training sessions in their own Grange this year. "I'm excited by the opportunity to improve the leadership abilities of our members in Delaware," Davenport said. 'These 25 mem- bers have earned the respect of all Grangers by taking the time to learn a new way of improving their own skills. The Granges in Delaware will benefit from these members putting into practice what they have learned:' The Circle of Leadership pro- gram is being piloted in Delaware, New Jersey and another state to be announced. For more information, contact Davenport at destate-, or Ed Luttrell at membership @ . i Department of Correction employees spearhead drive for U.S. troops Two Delaware Department of Correction employees have begun an effort to collect wish list items in support of military personnel deploying to locations around the world. Barbara Mast of Hartly and Valerie Shinn of Ellendale organized an effort at the Department of Correction to collect 25 boxes of wish list items in just one week. These items included snack goods, boxed drinks, microwave meals, cups of soup and personal items. Employ- ees from DOC institutions, facilities and offices across the nated to the effort. Shinn and Mast delivered the 25 boxes to Dover Air Force Base April 4. The USO of Delaware is organizing this wish list drive. To con- tact the USO of Delaware, call loan M. Cote, executive director, at 302-677-2491. $369,900 COVEY CREEK, LEWES 5 BR, 3 BA, 2 years old, fenced yard, huge deck, room for garage. 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