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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Page 3 Budget - fro= poge00 Council ....... From page 1 It was suggested the dis- Foundation is much more trict look into a day care limited in funding options. The Annual Fire and program in Walnut Grove, The Westbrook Walnut Ambulance Budget meet- possibly utilizing people who Grove Levy Referendum is ings will be held with the are now in the day care busi- one of the lowest in the area Townships on February 26 ness to run it. But it was at $700 per pupil. The levy at 1:00 PM. made clear they did not want currently is matched by the The Radio Maintenance to compete with local day state at 67 percent ($700 is Contract with Alpha care providers, the maximum amount Wireless was reviewed and There was talk about matched by the state), approved by the Council. planning for the eventual Woelber said when levying, The council approved the shut down of the west wing the district should keep that Northland Securities of the school for possible in mind. Notification to Broker & commercial use. Another Other ideas that were con- Certification By Broker. thought was to utilize some sidered were, making the of the space in that wing for BOLT class a club like FFA. 2013 Wages, rates and out reach classes for retrain- More fund raising in founda- fees were discussed. Full ing displaced or under tions, and part time employees employed workers. With the retirements sub- will move up one step on Looking at expenses with mired this year, Woelber the wage chart. Seasonal two sites, administration feels that staff will not have employee rates were also costs are much higher, to be cut, however there may reviewed and adjusted. Regular staffcosts are higher be some re-assignments to 2013 Policies were but the district offers some utilize staff more efficiently, reviewed with no changes courses not available in other Also there is a need to look at made from the 2012 poli- districts, marketing skills of the staff cies. Discussion was held on for online courses. The council approved the foundations. The Walnut Woelber felt they need to Minutes for the December Grove Community look at more sharing and 10, 2012 regular meeting Foundation gives back selling time to other districts and Claims #34842 through between $10,000 to $15,000. in administration, counsel- 34906. The Westbrook Education ing, ESL and other areas. Freezing Rain... Sunday morning freezing rain left this coating of rain drops on a long needled conifer. Cervical Cancer In 2012, an estimated 12,710 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in the United States. These tumors may be responsible for approximately 4,220 deaths. In the United States the incidence and death rates for cervical cancer are relatively low. However, incidence and death rates are still high in certain populations and geographic areas, due in large part to limited access to cervical cancer screening. The cervix is part of a woman's reproductive system; it is the lower, narrow part of the uterus. Before cancer appears in the cervix, the cells of the cervix go through changesknown as dysplasia, in which cells that are not normal begin to appear in the cervical tissue. Later, cancer cells start to grow and spread more deeply into the cervix and nearby tissues. The cause of nearly all cervical cancer is HPV (human papilloma virus) infection. There are more than 100 types of HPV, of which more than 40 can be sexually transmitted. HPV infections are very common. Most adults have been infected with HPV at some time in their lives, but most infections clear up on their own. A vaccine is available for females ages nine to 26 to protect against two types of HPV infection that cause cervical cancer. Other risk factors that may increase the chance of developing the disease include high number of pregnancies, having intercourse at a young age, smoking, weakened immune system, and a history of many sexual partners. Early cervical cancer usually causes no noticeable signs or symptoms. Usually the first symptom of cervical cancer is bleeding after intercourse. When the cancer grows larger, women may notice vaginal bleeding, unusual discharge, and/or pelvic pain. Infection or other health problems may also cause these symptoms so women should have yearly check-ups. The prognosis is better when the cancer is found early. Several procedures may be used to detect cervical cancer including a Pap smear, HPV test, colposcopy, and a pelvic exam. To diagnose cervical cancer a biopsy/or endocewical curettage is performed. To learn the extent of the disease, additional tests such as chest x-rays, CT scan, MRI, and PET scan may be done. Women with cervical cancer have many treatment options. The choice of treatment depends on the stage of the cancer, the size of the tumor, the patient's desire to have children, and the patient's age. Treatment for cervical cancer during pregnancy depends on the stage of the cancer and the stage of the pregnancy. Options for treatment are surgery, radiation therapy, Dr. H. Jae Yoon Radiation Oncologist chemotherapy, or a combination of methods. Surgery is the primary method of treatment and is used to remove tissue that may contain cancer cells. Radiation therapy may be used after surgery to destroy any cancer cells that remain in the area. Radiation therapy can also be used instead of surgery. The patient may need external radiation therapy and/or internal radiation (intracavitary brachytherapy). Brachytherapy is a temporary placement of a radioactive isotope in the uterus and vagina. Radiation to the pelvis may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or urinary problems. Women with cancer that extends beyond the cervix may have radiation therapy and chemotherapy. If the cancer has spread to distant organs, chemotherapy alone may be used. Treatment of cervical cancer has improved considerably. The 5-year survival rate for women diagnosed with cervical cancer is now close to 75%. The most important thing a woman can do to combat cervical cancer is to complete her Pap test and physical exam with her health care provider regularly. Sanford Cancer Center SANF 1018 Sixth Avenue _a Worthington q (507) 372-3600 J N 12 E R cancer.sanfordhealth.org Area Comlnunity Events Calendar The calendar is printed the last week of each month for the coming month's events. If you have an item you would like included please drop it off at the Sentinel Tribune Office in Westbrook or Bubai Food Store in Walnut Grove by the Friday prior to publication. We would like to have brief announce- ments of general nature. Some of the items we use are taken from sources previ- ously printed. If you know of changes in these events please let us know so we can correct them. Please take note of the sponsors who bring you this month- ly calendar. February 201 3 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday WB-Library. 10-6pm WB-Library, l-6pm 0 WB-Sunset Club, 1:30 pm 10 17 WB-TOPS, 8:30 a WB-Library, 10-6pm WB-M&M Pantry, 1:30-3pm WB -City council, 6:30pro a WG-Micawber Club WG-Lcgion Post WG-City Council WB-TOPS, 8:30 am WB-Library. lO-6pm WB-M&M Pantry. 1:30-3pm WB-Firemen's mtg. Dovray Boosters, 5:30pm W3VG School board, 7 pm a 11 WG-Amicus Club a WB-TOPS, 8:30 amp WB-Library, 10-6pro WB-M&M Pantry, 1:30-3pm WB-Lion's club u 18 WG-Firemens' mtg. WB-TOPS, 8:30an WB-Library, 10-6pm WB-M&M Pantry. l:30-3pm 25 24 WG-Legion Auxiliary WG-Keenagers WB-Library, 10-6pro a WB-Library, 10-6pm WG-Keenagers a WB-Library, 10-6pro a i2 19 Z6 WB-Library, l-6pm WB-Sen. Cit. Fun time, l:31)rn RR Sportsman, 7:30 pm 13 WB-Library, l-6pm 20 WB-Library, I-6pm o 27 Thursday Friday WB-Library, 10-Spin WB-Library, 10-5pro WB-Kiwanis club, noon WB-M&M Pantry, l:30-3pm WG-Lions Club u WB-Library, 10-5pn WB-Kiwanis club, noon WB-M&M Pantry. l:30-3pm WB-Womens Club, 7:30pm 14 WG-EDA mtg.,6 pm a WB-Library. 10-5pm WB-Kiwanis club, noon WB-M&M Pantry, l:30-3pm WB-Ambulance squad mtg. 21 WB-Library, lO-5pm WB-Kiwanis club, noon WB-M&M Pantry, l:30-3pm 28 WB-Library, 10-5pm WB-Library, 10-5pm WB-Library, 10-5pm Saturday WB-Library, 10-2pm 1 WB-Library, 10-2pm 8 WB-Library, 10-2pm 15 WB-Library, 10-2pro 22 16 23 I INTEGRITY, BAN K II cou,0000 v00e., Senior Living Iwestbrk- Walnut Grove Funeral Home I , - ,,-, aJ lAX II "Top quality living and care". I I Nathan & Valerie Stephens I I Westbrook, MN Phone 507-274-6700 I 2.,,.....ss,o L.YVe" v-.'  |1  Walnut Grove. 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