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T,ib00, Community Life Wednesday, Januar Mirror of Bygone Days TEN YEARS AGO December 30, 1992 Snow fell during the night Monday and everyone woke up to a white world on Tuesday. It appears 32 will end with a real old fashioned Minnesota winter. Even the temperatures have hovered around the zero mark for the past week. WWG Middle School students collected food items during December for the Walnut Grove Food Shelf. A total of 466 items were collected by grades 5 - 8. TWENTY YEARS AGO December 30, 1982 Ronald Kuehl, vice president of the Citizen State Bank of Walnut Grove, presented a check for $1,000 to former U.S. Representative John Zwach and Dr. Robert Johnson, vice president of Public Affairs at SSU toward establishment of the Zwach Chair of Local Government at SSU. When the moon sinks below the western horizon at 7:07 a.m., December 30, it will mark the last total lunar eclipse visible in Minnesota until 1989. THIRTY YEARS AGO December 28, 1972 Because of the national day of mourning proclaimed for the funeral for former President Truman there will be no rural mail deliveries Thursday and the post office will be closed in the afternoon. For the first time in weeks the temperature remained above freezing overnight Tuesday. Last Friday the temperature soared to a balmy 45 degrees. Mrs. Emil Steffen will be calling for and gathering local news items for The Tribune beginning next week following the resignation of Mrs. Lauren Hoyt. Walnut Grove News Leland and Pam Steffen and Errol Steffen were Christmas Day guests of Oscar and Lorraine Steffen. David and Nancy Herder, Renville, were guests of Margie Bakken Dec. 24-26. They were among the guests at the home of Mark and Kay Koblegard on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Emil and Betty Bannick attended the baptism of great grandson Willem James Bannick in St. Peter on Sunday. Dinner was held at the home of the grandparents, Ron and Carol Bannick. Parents of Willem are Nathan and Danielle Bannick. Do not simply retire from some- thing;, have something to retire to. --Harry Emerson Fosdick Help wanted WALNUT GROVE-- If you enjoy talking to people on the phone, we have a job for you. The Tribune is in need of a social news person, some- one on the Walnut Grove phone line. The job involves from 2 to 3 hours per week. If you are interested in the position please contact the Sentinel Tribune office in Westbrook at 1-800-410- 1859. Persons wishing to sub- mit local news can leave items at the Variety Store in Walnut Grove, or mail them to the Sentinel Tribune office in Westbrook. Senior Nutrition Services January 6-10 WALNUT GROVE--Senior Nutrition Services serving at the Community Center at 11:30 a.m. each operating day. Monday - Pork chops, baked potato, glazed carrots, pudding Tuesday - Chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli, whipped Jell-O Wednesday - Spaghetti, lettuce salad, green beans, ice cream Thursday - Roast beef, mashed potatoes, harvard beets, fruit crisp Friday Fish, cheezy potatoes, California vegetables, dessert We have Home Delivered Meals five days a week for the homebound. Frozen meals and take out meals are available Mon. - Fri. For reservations call JoAnn Bertschi 859-2469 (home) or 859-2844 (Community Center). Senior Nutrition Services of Western Community Action, Inc., is funded in part under the Older Americans Act under contract with the Southwest Agency on Aging. Auto & R.V. Repair Wheel Alignment Glass Installed We have one of the South- west's most modern body shops, with separate paint booth - all makes - KLASSE Sales & Service Westbrook, MN. 507- 274-6166 Good Samaritan Center Volunteers and staff members did a great job of decorating residents' doors for the Christmas season. Two residents and two staff members took a tour of doors and picked out three to receive special recognition. Evelyn Vogel, Debra Lopez, April Sell and Taunya Buchholz decorated the doors the group judged to be most festive. I heard many good comments about all the doors and quite frankly, the ones I picked were not chosen so I'm sure it was a difficult decision. This is such a fun time of the year. My activity girls spend a good amount of time delivering and reading mail to residents these days prior to Christmas. The special music programs and treats brought in are enjoyable by all. The chit chat session Wednesday afternoon included the passing of packages wrapped with many layers. Each resident got to unwrap one layer and share a Christmas memory. The resident unwrapping the last layer got to keep the giR. Many of the residents shared happy and festive times, especially getting together with family and friends and sharing wonderful food. Carl Nordquist of Windom visited Monday morning singing songs of Christmas. The Young Women's Club brought in a special treat to staff members and a beautiful carnation for each of the residents. Their caring thoughts are appreciated. Residents, family members, volunteers, and staff enjoyed a Christmas celebration Friday aRernoon. We read some special verses about the birth of our Savior, sang familiar Christmas songs, and enjoyed a visit by St. Nick. The residents opened giRs and visited with family and friends. Just a reminder to add here, that if you are giving a resident a gift of wearing apparel, please be sure to mark it or have us do it. We are being very cautious this year in that we have discontinued the visits from the fourth graders during the holidays or at least until all the students are well and back in school. We've been hearing evidence of laryngitis and other cold and flu symptoms from staff and families. We hope that I&M Upholstery Phone 859-2634 4 miles E. - 1 1/2 miles N. from Walnut Grove, MN. Rt. 1 Box 18 if you have any cold or flu symptoms you will visit another time. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Volunteers assisting with activities during the week included Carolyn Benson with manicures and visiting, Grace Jensen and Cody Mehrhoff with Bingo Thursday evening, Dorothy Peterson won Blackout. Jane Schultz, Virginia Schneider, Marilyn Johnson, and Mary Kirchner with hairsetting Friday, and Lillian Baarstad with music Saturday. Pastor Roy Williams of Grace Lutheran Church conducted a memorial service for Hilma Schmalz Tuesday and led the weekly Bible study Thursday. Grace Lutheran Church members sang carols for the residents Saturday evening. Dinner guests of Robert Farquer Saturday were Joyce Nielsen and George Bedner of Lake Wilson. Pastor Bill Klavetter conducted the weekly worship service and offered Holy Communion Sunday. God's blessings to all for a very happy Christmas holiday from all of us at Good Samaritan to you and your family! Bernice Christians Activity Director Week of Dec. 23 - Our center is hosting an appreciation supper for volunteers Monday evening, January 6, at 6:30 p.m. It will be held in the Grace Lutheran Church basement. All volunteers are invited to come. Many residents enjoyed visitors over the holidays and some went out with family. The traditional oyster stew was served for the Christmas Eve evening meal and dinner music was provided by Irene. Larson. Pastor Roy Williams conducted the Christmas Day worship service Wednesday morning. Christmas Eve supper guests of Marjorie Rupp were Gil and Diane Johnson of Windom. Don Peterson was a guest of his wife, Sally. Christmas Day dinner guests were Leo and Roann Vosberg, guests of LaVina Apland. Sally Peterson's husband, Don, and Donald Miranowski's wife, Marge, were dinner guests also. We extend greetings to Katie Edsill who celebrated her birthday Friday. Electrical Contractor Farm & Home Wiring Appliance Sales & Service Maytag - GE- Hotpoint Since 1939 770 Main Street Volunteers activities this included Bingo and Benson with visiting, Schultz with Bingo with winning Bashans residents and reading afternoon. Jon and Fridley were guests ( Keith Presbyterian the weekly Sunday. From our house, we wish blessed new year Bernice West to sessions Mr. Bill Financial Aid West Community i College, will student and aid informatio the month of Minnesota locations. The sessions are and all are encoura matter where attend college. are designed tips for corn Application for Aid (FAFSA)" traditional the new be discussed. and learn various forms available for families. Plan to convenient Minnesota locations: Monday, Falls Campus, Tuesday, Fine Arts Monday, Js Pipestone Room 127. HOTPOINI" Walnut Grove