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23/16 Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the low 20s and lows in the mid teens. 29123 Cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the low 20s. 27119 28/19 Chance of a Chance of a few snow few snow showers, showers. 2315 Mostly Cloudy. Highs in the low 20s and lows in the mid single digits. ll,l,,I,,l,,,,ll,,ll,,ll,,,,,ll,,I,IIl,,,I,,I,,,I,l,lh,,h,II ******************IX** ADC 555 9/1311999 SmallTowaPatts 5026 CALIFORNIA AVE SW SEATTLE- WA 98136-120g ' VOLUME NO. 25 NUMBER 23 vveunesuay , . . February3,2010 entlnel rl00une $1.00 Plus supplements in local edition The By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune SPECIAL -- It prob- ably was not a Guinness World Record, but it was likely the biggest sleep over ever held in Walnut Grove and Westbrook. Monday night WWG students were kept over- G'reat night when weather con- ditions became so bad it was decided to keep stu- dents overnight, rather than attempting to get them home. The decision attracted a lot of atten- tion nationally and from several affiliate radio sta- tions and television sta- tions. Last week WWG students had an overnight stay. in school due to zero visibility Students munched on brmies-luring the sleep-over last week. Submitted W WG Sleep-over Monday morning Superintendent Lay Woelber was in commu- nication with administra- tors from Tracy and RRC to determine whether they should close school early and send kids home. About mid morning Woelber got a call from Tracy staing they were going to pull the pm and close at 10:00. After that Woelber, Jim Schneider and Orie Kvilhaug set out to check the roads. He said they got over to the end of Eighth Street, "we got stuck in the inter.section. After freeing the stuck car, I walked in front of the car to Ninth Street, then got back in the car and decided to return to the school. That is when I decided to close and keep the kids at the schools." Woelber hoped things would get better later in the day, but when they cy. These girls played games to pass time during the sleep-over last week. Submitted photo for this type of emergen- Computer labs, music rooms, and the gym were a lot about getting along together," he said. "We put wrestling mats down in the gym for kids to sleep on. Girls on one side, boys on the other, and me in the mid- dle," he chuckled. Sleep-over Continued on Page 3 didn't he decided about 2:30 in the afternoon to keep the students over- night. Woelber praised the staff and the students for their cooperation through the whole ordeal. High school principal Bill Richards noted they glad to be here, a few have always had a plan were not." "In the fall when school starts we have students list homes they can, in the event of a winter storm, stay over," he said. Richards said, "our staff was very helpful in supervising the students. Some of the kids were utilized to keep the kids busy. "All things considered things were great, people were kind and helpful to each other," Richards said. "There was a lot of learning at this will not show -onany state tests m kilearned Cubs Learn CPR . . . Right: Daniel and Brian Haen worked with "Annie" as Tucker Benson and Matthew Kleven watch. Below: EMT Jeff Harnack teaches CPR to the Cubs. Submitted photos WWG One J00,ct Play performs The WWG drama department performed "Check Please" last week at Pipestone. Cast members below are: Shane Schoborg, Katie Xiong, Nathan Olsem, Malia Yang, Caleb Merrick, La Ong Vue, Sena Vang, Elsie Vue, Pa Nou Vang. Submitted photos INDEX : : ON RECORD PAGE 2 COMMUNITY PAGE 7 INSIDE PAGE 3 EDUCATION PAGE 8 VIEWPOINT PAGE 4 CLASSIFIED ADS PAGE 9 FAITH & FAMILY PAGE 5 SPORTS PAGE 10 WINTER i, CoNTAaUs : S INFORMATION " CLASSIFIEDS . ADVERTISING PORTS CIRCULATION 507-274-6136 O N  oR 800-410-1859 R Please read and recycle PAGE 1 0 Printed with Soybased Ink COMMUNITY PAGE6 Copyright 2010 Sentinel Tribune : '   ......... ..... , N* 'e:,, '" ::: .......... ......  ...............................  : " .... N " N'z N ',N,, N%NN ,r!