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!? mmunity WALNUT GROVE--Talented area residents have been volunteering their services at the Westbrook Walnut Grove Middle School during this school year. Along with many of the instructors at the school, those with knowledge in a specified area, spend thirty minutes each Tuesday and Thursday teaching a new class titled Personal Development. Different volunteers and classes are presented each semester. During the present nine wcek period, students were able to select mini classes in Declare, Crochet, Cribbage, Duetsch, Drama, Computer Programming, Humor Writing, Basketweaving, Babysitting, Role Playing, Newsletter, Candlemaking, Mysteries, and Junior Great Books. In addition to school staff members, local volunteers during the present nine week period include, Rhae Baker, Beth Kleven, Cindy Wahl, Marilyn Farber, Shirley Knakmuhs, and Deb Kuehl. Students select the classes they are interested in from a list available at the beginning of each nine week period. Anyone who has a talent they would like to share with the students as a volunteer, First Aid instruction WALNUT GROVE--Stacl Martlus, eighth grade student In the WWG Middle School was removing the mold from her project in the candlemaking class last Thursday. The class if being taught by Mr. McLaughlin. ST Photo. should contact Middle School Principal, Orlyn Wiemers. swine rations. A Swine Nutrition Workshop will be held in 3 sessions on February 19, 28, and March 7 at the county courts building meeting room in Slayton, MN. Each session will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information will be presented by Dr. Jerry Hawton and Dr. Lee Johnston. Both are animal scientists with the University of Minnesota and involved with swine nutrition research and extension programs. Enrollments will be limited to the first 35 submitting enrollment information to the Murray County Extension Service. An enrollment fee of $20 per participant is in effect for this workshop. Topics to be covered are basics of energy, protein and amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. Sow nutrition including the gilt development, gestation, lactation, and farrowing phases will be discussed. Baby pig starter nutrition, grow-finish rations, and analysis of feed tags are other topics that will be covered. The information will be relevant to both producers who mix their own rations or purchase complete feeds. For more information contact your county extension office in southwest Minnesota or the Murray County Extension Office, ph: 836-6148. WALNUT GROVE--All seven Girl Scout Troops with members in grades kindergarten through sixth, received instruction in First Aid from the Garvin First Responders Emergency Group on Monday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran Church Hall. The girls learned about stopping bleeding, helping someone who is chocking, treeting broken bones, sprains, and applying splints, among other safety measures. The session was only a portion of the activities the girls must complete before they can receive their Safety Award Badge. ST Photo. U of MN to hold Dairy Public policy issues affecting the U.S. dairy industry will be the subject of the annual Dairy Policy Conference March 5 at the University of Minnesota. The conference will take place at the Earle Brown Continuing Education Center on the University's St. Paul Campus. It is designed for those interested in dairy policy, including dairy producers, dairy co-op directors and management personnel, farm organization officials and news media representatives. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m and the program will begin at 9 a.m. Adjournment will be at 3:30 p.m. Topics and speakers will be: "New Requirements for Administration of the Dairy Price Support Programs -- Implications for U.S. Agriculture" -- a representative of the American Farm Bureau, Washington, D.C. "Outlook for Dairy Programs in the 1990s" -- Ed Clark, editor, "Dair.y Herd Management" for Price Support Levels" -- magazine, Minnetonka, MN. Charles Shaw, Dairy Division, Registration fee for the ASCS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. "Issues and Constraints for the USDA in Response to the National Hearings on Federal Milk Marketing Orders" -- Ed Coughlin, Federal Order Programs, National Milk Producers Federation, Ar!ington, VA. New Directions for Minnesota's Livestock Sector" -- Elton Redalen, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture. "The Future Role of California in the U.S. Dairy Industry" -- James Gruebele, chief executive officer, Dairyman's Cooperative Creamery Association, Tulare, CA. "Consequences of the Uruguay Round of the GATT negbtiations conference is $35. per person. The fee covers program costs, materials, lunch and refreshments. More information and registration forms are available from county extension offices in Minnesota or from the Educational Development System, 405 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108 (phone 612/625-1214 or 800/367- 5363). COTTONWOOD COUNTY EXTENSION Westbrook Walnut Grove Dama Department presents a one act play 1! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH 2 performances at the high school auditorium - 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. - for students or public. Admission is $1.00 FORHER D9 Serving from 6 to 10 p.m. Chicken & Shrimp with potato & salad Steak & Shrimp with potato & salad Westbrook, MN. by Jim Christensen Swine nutrition workshop set Area swine producers will have an opportunity to improve their understanding of basic swine nutrition so they can make more profitable decisions regarding Feelings about war by Janet Benson Anxiety mounts as family members reflect upon the recent outbreak of war. What does this mean to my family? to families with members stationed in a battle zone? . . .to families who are opposed to war? When emotions are high, expressions of feelings tend to focus on extremes -- and the rightness or wrongness of actions. Perhaps what is more helpful for families and neighbors is to focus on common feelings and concerns. What feelings do we share at times of stress? Few like any war or conflict where lives might be endangered or lost. Many are concerned for the well-being of all involved. Most want any conflict with potential for loss of life to be as short as .possible, with minimal long-term tmpacL Understanding differences Yet, at times of high emotions, people tend to focus more on those things which divide rather than unite us. Intentions, purposes and impact of any action are challenged. Even heritage and country or origin may be seen by some as reasons for negative behaviors. It is at these times that support for those engaged in direct conflict appear to be in direct opposition to demonstrations for peace. It is likely that both share strong feelings about common ends, just differ on the means to achieve those ends. Expressions such as "If you don't like what our country is The Walnut Grove Lions Club Presents the Middle School Gym. All proceeds to benefit the Drug Free Program called 'Quest' for our local school.There is one show, and one show only, so don't miss itl ! auttes all girl show .w ~w~ut IY~ SATVn AY, FEBRUARY 0 at 8 p.m. f l at the Walnut Grove ----- II II SENTINEL & TRIBUNE PAGE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, February 6, 1~ doing, then leave" or (to our men and women in service) "How could you fight in an evil war?" are destructive to the person sending the epithet as well to its target. Values It is difficult as well as a valued freedom to live in a society where such differences can be openly expressed, since each person may be challenged to determine not just what s/he believes, but ~ that belief is held. Even more frightening is a tendency to view others with differing viewpoints or from different areas of the world as our enemies. Past conflicts and wars have resulted in prejudice toward Americans whose heritage is linked to those nations in conflict, regardless of his/her commitment and involvement in the United States and community. There were tragic examples which mar our country's history, where citizens were held against their will only because of skin color or country of origi.'n. May those times not happen agam. If we focus on common beliefs and feelings, we can minimize negative impact of divisive elements. Upcoming Opportunities February 7 -- Winter Crops Day, Southwest Experiment Station, Lambenon. February 9 -- 4-H Public Speaking/Communication Arts Contest, 9:00 a.m Extension Office; 4-H Junior Leader Lock In, 7:30 p.m Cedar Mountain High School, Morgan. February ]6 ---4-H Cloverbuds Photography Project Meeting, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m Cottonwood Association Banquet, Jeffers High School Enjoy Washin in the spring See the sights of DC this spring? tour for adults and our nation's capital. appreciation for our heritage as you citizenship and government in action. This spring's Know Tour to Washington, and conducted by the Minnesota's Extension will be April 29 The tour will feature U.S. Capitol, Arlington the Lincoln and Memorials, Mount Theater, the Institution and interesting places. Cost of the tour is person. It includes airfare, lodging for fi~ breakfasts and transportation in admissions and tour A recent tour partic~ have traveled much years I must say your among the very categories. I left a renewed, deepened respect for my country. For more Joyce DeBoe, Know Tour, Educational System, 405 Coffey Eckles Ave St. Paul, (or call 612/625-6294 or 5363). U Of MN February starwatch Scattered widely across February's evening skies, the bright planets Venus, Mars and Jupiter form a 150-degree arc as the month begins. They will close to 120 degrees by March, en route to a spectacular rendezvous in June. Venus, brilliant in the southwest at twilight, moves steadily higher and so shines longer from day to day. By month's end it will set two hours after the sun. Mars, bright but fading, moves 11 degrees east through Taurus, between the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters. Big yellow Jupiter resides in Cancer. Look for it in the east after sundown, following the Gemini twins into the night sky. Over the next four months, the three planets draw closer and closer as they change their alignment as seen from Earth. Morning planets Saturn and Mercury make a close approach to each other 4n the duskiness of predawn on the 5th, but the sight will be too low for viewing in the northern United States. Saturn, trailing the Teapot of Sagittarious, rises shortly before the sun on the 1st. As it moves westward during February, the ringed planet rises earlier and earlier; by the 28th it appears two hours before sunrise. Mercury, however, will soon drop out of the morning sky. When it reappears in the evening sky next monthrit will be easier to see. The moon puts on a show the morning of the 8th, when its waning disk passes in front of the bright red star Antares in Scorpius. The disappearance of Antares behind the moon's bright edge won't .be visible, but its reappearance behind the dark, earthshine-illuminated edge will be. Antares emerges about 4:10 a.m. as seen from Minnesota; with binoculars the sight will be breathtaking. After leaving glides through the becomes new on the 141b moon, called the snow some Indian tribes heavy snowfalls this presents it young cr and north of Venus the 15th. The next visible crescent next to Venus. On the nearly full moon will the bright the 28th it rounds month Evening skies show Square of Pegasus horizon in the toward the north approaches. The Bi its water" toward in the northeast, while; Dog Star, blazes away I south. Leo, led by ascending the Meanwhile, the prominent winter Orion, Taurus, Canis Major and CaniS still high and will viewing throughout the The great musician, Paderewski, became nderofthe World War I. ]) nnmy. MN. Register to win over $500 worth of NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN. m including fish. 6:00 to 9:00 each $4.00 (Tax Included) 0% Off Menu & to go (No Mexican Food these nights) Dinning Room. 6:00 p.m. till