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TRIBUNE CES IN THE PAST TEN YEARS 19, 1994 daughter of Nelson and a grader at WWG School, won 1st in the State Fire contest. Friday night, Steve Won his 300th as a head coach. started coaching in the 1969- 1970 Carlson made )n on Tuesday public schools due extreme cold. Wind reached making it dan- out of doors. YEARS AGO January 19, 1984 Christians, was named County Beef Saturday night in Attendants were Bloch. Westbrook Tibodeau, of 35 wild turkeys to make Currie their home. Even though they are an annoyance to residents, they are still pro- tected by the DNR. There is the possibility of a $750 fine and 90 days in jail for poach- ing the turkeys. Westbrook Wildcats won their first game of the season Tuesday night, defeating Walnut Grove 54 - 47. THIRTY YEARS AGO January 17, 1974 City crews were working in -20 degree cold Friday morning tD&apos;ing to repair a broken water main in front of the VFW. By Wednesday, things changed dramatically, when temperatures reached +45 degrees. The auto graveyard west of the city dump is disap- pearing. The cars are being crushed and hauled away to a plant in the Cities where they are shredded into pieces. Mary Beth Comnick, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Don Comnick. formerly of Westbrook. will represent Milroy in the MN Jr. Miss Pageant. SAMARITAN CENTER Christians 'Director Council was oa Monday with 16 present. Ruth with devo- and prayer. were informed Carol Cassens, supervisor, 29 years in January. They informed that Noomen, dietary of 27 years retiring the end Our best go with-, them. met with the to give them to Verbalize they might also discussed of the Residents at the meeting. assisting were Joan of Currie games, Anna Warner with Along, Joyce and St. Youth Group with Bingo Wednesday evening, Grace Jensen with Thursday evening Bingo, and Marilyn Johnson, Jane Schultz, Gerry Anderson and Romelle Wojahn with Friday morning beauty shop. Joan DeLauriers played piano for the resi- dents Saturday after- noon. The fourth graders involved in Adopt-a- Grandparent program visited Tuesday afternoon after a few weeks of vaca- tion and cold/flu precau- tion. All went well and those involved were happy to see each other again. Elouise Busswitz and other residents and guests joined around tables Wednesday after- noon for Chit Chat. Pastor Roy Williams led the Sing/Praise time Thursday afternoon. Pastor Roy also led the weekly worship service. Betty Rupp played piano. We will have a S.O.S. meeting with volunteers Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. to plan the Valentine's party and des- V ignate buddies for this Valspar Paints qP 274-6114 Watt's Line V s-79 v Wnbrook, MN. V 2 TO Wire Servia I, Im V year. Please let fellow vol- ky V unteers know of the meet- 601 First Ave.  ing. or Gifts : all occasions Bouquets  Auto & R.V. Repair ring Items e Wheel A]ignment Pictures V Glass Installed Silks 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 Us Help You! Mental Health Center Patricia Spielman, Kristin Peltola, LMPT MSW, LICSW Speaaes in CJnildre.s. Family and Chire., Moces,  Vt.,apy aJong w anger I Thapy akg with anxiety, magement, abuse issues, and & behavioraJ disorders parenting proems. Come and visit us Wednesday's at the Westbrook Health Center. Appointments also available at the Slayton and Tracy Medical Clinics. 1-800-658-2429 Community WESTBROOK NEWS Phone 274-6136 Donna Dunlap, Marshall, was a Friday afternoon visi- tor of Margaret Olsen. Local relatives, friends and residents helped Hazel Busk of the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center celebrate her 88th birthday Sunday afternoon. Surprising her were grandchildren, Steven and Vickie Baker and girls. Sleepy Eye, and Sara Baker. Owatonna. Kent and Marilyn Bigbee. Mankato, were guests from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday morning O f Olga Erickson. The Bigbees and Olga were Tuesday evening visitors at the Dale Hanson home and visited Laura Butler Wednesday in Pipestone. The Bigbees visit- ed at the Bob Butler home Thursday morning en route home. Gerry Anderson was a guest of Marion Anderson at the Mark Schoborg home last Tuesday for the Rosehill Extension Guest Day dinner. Bernice Wheeler and a granddaughter, Angle, of Brainerd, were Saturday dinner guests at the Leslie and Lu Nelsen home along with Ethel Cohrs and Evelyn Yahnke. Later Bernice and Angle visited Lloyd and Ellen Nelsen at the Good Samaritan Center. Greg and Diane Kvilhaug were Sunday afternoon visi- tors and supper guests of Elffie Kopperud. Miriam Circle of Trinity Lutheran met at the Gwen Anderson home, Thursday afternoon. Those attending were Evelyn Madson, Signe Pederson, Janice Wiggins, Dorothy Kleven, Evelyn Jensen, LaVonne Ennenga, Caroline Sondergaard and Bernice Bashans leading the lesson. Larry Anderson and Gerry NOTICE TO SUB- SCRIBERS Dear subscriber; please check the due date on your address label of your paper. In order to avoid a lapse in your subscription, please remit your renewal two weeks prior to the expiration date. Anderson visited Milford E. Anderson Friday afternoon at the Good Samaritan Center. Julie Costello and Andrew, New Brighton, and Jeanne Tolzman, Elysian, were weekend guests of Jordis Jans. Additional Saturday supper guests were Steve and Brenda Jans, Megan and Scott, Dana Thompson and Layne Wiborg. Roger and Marian Kopperud were Friday after- noon callers of Grace Osland. Ethel Cohrs visited Lloyd and Ellen Nelsen Sunday afternoon at the Good Samaritan Center and also attended Hazel Busk's 88th birthday observance. LaVonne Hanson and Fern Refsal were past week visitors of Olga Erickson. Leslie and Lu Nelsen attended the 88th birthday observance for Hazel Busk Sunday afternoon at the Good Samaritan Center. They also visited Clara Kashmarek and Laura Knutson there. Donna Eichner spent last Friday Sunday at the James Sandbo home, Young America. Priscilla Comnick and Iris Marshall were a week ago Sunday overnight guests of Randall and Elizabeth Swan, Shoreview. Joining them for supper were Dennis and Rebecca Connolly and Katharine Thompson, White Bear Lake. Wednesday, January 21, 2004 Page 9 Take advantage of tight basis opportunities By David Bau Extension Educator The size of basis for corn and soybean has in recent times begun to narrow. Many thctors go into deter- mining the basis. The two main factors determining the size of a basis (difference in local cash price compared to futures market) is the transportation cost to get the commodity to the end user and the demand compared to availability of gram and storage. There is a possibility that the basis in southwest Minnesota has begun to shrink from historic levels of 40 cents under the futures price for corn and 50 cents under the future price for soybeans. Grain basis pat- terns are broadly similar from one year to the next. The basis is historically the largest at harvest time and then narrows the rest of the year until the next crop is harvested. On ,January 6, local basis for corn was 25 cents at Cargill in Pipestone and 29 cents in Miloma, while the soybeans basis was 41 cents in Pipestone and was 30 cents in Miloma. This past summer's basis were as low as 15 cents under on soy- beans and 20 under on corn in Miloma, while in Pipestone the basis was as low as 18 cents on beans and 22 cents for corn. Basis has improved "for many reasons. One major factor is increasing local demand for corn and soy- beans. Livestock operations continue to expand, coopera- tives are coming online, which use more of the com- modities locally such as pro- cessing plants in Brewster and Fairmont along with existing facilities in Marshall and Luverne. Looking at historic basis numbers from Pipestone, the soybean basis varied from as small as 20 cents to as large as 80 cents from 1997 to 2001 the majority of the year the basis was in the 40 to 60 cents range. During the last year it was rare for the soy- bean basis to be over 40 cents in Pipestone. One year does not change a long standing pattern, but this might be the start of a new pattern due to the increased local demand. If a producer thought this tighter basis was going to continue, he might want to take advantage of it. A simple basis contract is one easy way to take advantage of a good futures price and wait until a reasonable basis could be achieved. A hedge- to-arrive contract is another way a farmer could lock in a good futures price and set the basis at a later date. I know many farmers were hurt by hedge-to-arrive con- tracts when corn was $5, but it is a good marketing tool that can allow you to lock in a futures price at a profit and set your basis later. Based on last year's basis patterns you might be able to gain an additional 15- 20 cents a bushel by using a form of a basis contract. This is a substantial amount when considering the tight profit margins in farming today. Monda" Januar 26 COMMUNITY 9-11 a.m. / 1- 5:00 p.m. Westbrook School - 9 to 11 a.m. Westbrook Health Center - 1 to 5 p.m. PLEASE CALL 274-6121 FOR APPOINTMENT. Community Blood Bank is the sole supplier W the Westbrook Health Center. PLEASE DONATE! CLASSIFIEDS Minnsok, CIo.t.J AJ...4i,i. h,,,o.4. 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