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INDEX PAGE 2 COMMUNITY PAGE 3 COMMUNITY PAGE 4 SPORTS PAGE 5 CLASSIFIED FAMILY PAGE 6 AREA FOCUS PAGE 7 PAGE 8 PAGE 9 PAGE 1 0 PAGE 11 PAGE 1 2 , [ CHECK OUT NEXT WEEK'S AMERICAN PROFILE MAGAZINE 14,2004 cents entinel ribune VOLUME NO. 19 NUMBER 19 e A Section - 12 PAGES B Section - 8 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition on ndson s out uth Van Loh Arnundson graduated from School in 1988. He was many activities. Athletics, and yearbook were a few and he received special many of his accomplish- from the Morris in 1993 in Health education and He continued his in college, was named and was named to erican team. m sports was influential in has taken. I wanted to in Health Consulting but for myself, so rather than to get a business degree, sports card shop for a big collector and thought it L to own a sports card shop," "I could use the experi- business experience later for my Health con- he wanted to quit the [ sell it or dissolve it into his we did just to grow the business to a was too big to just quit and I couldn't make a living cards and co/nics. So The result of that expan- I Total Entertainment, a store toys, books, com- DVDs. There is a video and the store buys/sells and video games. in the community brought with the Healthy Youth initiative, a different events for combined effort, a game in the basement of John's The room is open hours and has supervised 10 hours a week. Amundson Continued on page 3 BACK FROM IRAQ Brandon Dibble with his mom Ruth Ann and his dad Donn. PFC Brandon Dibble returns from Iraq By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WESTBROOK -- In the summer the temperatures reach 140 degrees, and the wind blows the sand so hard you can barely see things a few feet away. According to Army Reservist Brandon Dibble, it is a lot like driving in a winter whiteout in Minnesota. Dibble a 2002 Westbrook Walnut Grove graduate had been interested in the mili- tary since he was quite young. He also credits the influence of his uncle, Paul Vosberg, who served in Desert Storm. After 9-11 Brandon felt a sense of duty to his country and in February of 2002 he joined the Army Reserve on the .... February delayed entry program. On July 28th he left for basic ' training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. After completing 9 weeks of basic he started his AIT training for fuel transporta- tion. After finishing AIT in November he returned home and became a member of the 353rd transportation unit out of Buffalo. In January of 2003 Brandon started, school at St. Cloud technical College. While he was in school he continued meeting with his unit in Buffalo and attended a 4 day school at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. Later in the month he got called to Fort Snelling to do paperwork for possible activation. 10th, just a year and a day after he joined he got the call to report to duty at Buffalo where he spent three days getting all of their equip- ment ready fbr deployment. From there they went to Fort McCoy to prepare for their deployment to Iraq via Kuwait. After they arrived in Kuwait they worked out of a base there supplying fuel for the war effort, later they moved into Iraq where they travelled to many areas sup- plying fuel for aircraft and .... other equipment. PFC Brandon Continued on page 12 Hawaii: Island State, Island Culture By Hawaiian Correspondent Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune Aloha! Greetings from Waikiki Beach and the island state of Hawaii. As a member of the Minnesota Farm Bureau board, my husband Dave has spent countless hours (and sometimes days) on Farm Bureau business. One of the few perks of board members is attending the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting, which is taking place in Hawaii this week. I had promised to send back an article about Pearl Harbor for this week's paper, but somehow, the tour plans didn't get from the travel agency to the appropriate people here; conse- quently, that article will have to wait for next week. The change in plans was frustrating, because we arrived at our hotel, the Sheraton Waikiki, about 1 AM Minnesota time on Saturday night and were at the meeting place for the tour bus at 6:45 AM (10:45 AM CST) Sunday morning. The devotion service for the con- vention on Sunday morning put our circumstances into perspective. One of the first thoughts we heard went like this, "You can tell a lot about a person by how he handles a rainy day or lost luggage." The Minnesotans could also include a major change in plans in that adage. That philosophy is nothing new to farmers. How many times have major plans been postponed or can. celled because of tending to sick ani- mals, putting up hay, or having equip- ment breakdown that delayed finish- ing a particular farming activity. All Minnesotans, farmers or non-farmers, know about the effects of ice d snow in the winter or strong storms in the summer. Hawaii: Continued on page 3 boys and a dad all have achieved Scoutings highest award and lew 3 son of Sad Lois of Walnut his Eagle at a Court of the .Church of of Latter-day The his sister, Stephanie, was honored for completing the requirements for the Young Womanhood Recognition Award, a Church award for young women considered the equiv- alent of the Eagle Scout Award. Sheldon is the fifth of the five Bartholomew sons to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout and Stephanie is the fifth of the five Bartholomew daughters to earn the Young Womanhood Recognition. Darrell is also an Eagle Scout as are his two sens-in- law, Matt Bunker and Lee Robertson. As a young woman Lois earned the equivalent of the Young Womanhood Recognition Award. For his Eagle Project, Sheldon repainted the Depot Building at the" Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. In addition to summer camp, this past summer Sheldon also completed the Timberline Junior Leader Trainmg Course. For her award, Stephanie completed six value experiences for each of the seven Young women val- ues of Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, and Integrity. She also had to complete one longer 10- hour project for each of the seven values. Five Boys Continued on page 3 Five Eagle scouts with dad: Darrell E.; Sheldon; (dad); Sam; Roger Bartholomew. Submitted photo Daniel; Darrell T i / i , 31/14 orning sno, sw- enL Highs in : the low 30s ; ad lows in I the mid tns. 33/15 Times of sun and cioucLs. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the mid tns. 26/5 Mostl sunny. Highs in the mid 2Os wad low s in the mid single digits. 26/19 Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 20 and I() in the' upper Ie'eVLS. SPORTS ON PAGES 7 AND 10 INFORMATION CIRCULATION CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISING 507-274--6136 OR800-410-1859 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2003 Sentinel Tribune