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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Public Notice Wednesday, February 11 2004 P i i Blowing Snow WESTBROOK -- Saturday morning was a good morning for blowing snow that had drifted in during the night. Icy road DOUBLE LAKE -- Someone had plowed a nice road out to the fish houses on north Double Lake, Long Minnesota nights bring winter blues in the winter in Minnesota means that we have less daylight," she says. "Sometimes. people wilt close their curtains, and so there's a lot of darkness in the house, and they don't get a lot of natural sunlight. Those things can have noticeable impact on our mood." While doctors aren't sure what causes SAD, heredity, stress and the body's chemical make-up are thought to be factors, along with reduced sunlight. Some scientists believe that dur- ing winter months, an increase in melatonin, a sleep-related hormone relat- ed to depression, is a cause. Others surmise that a lack of seratonin, a brain chemi- cal triggered by sunlight, brings on a depressed mood. While severe cases can be treated with bright-light therapy or light boxes, and drug therapy, Staelgrave says that there are several proactive steps that people When January and February roll around in Minnesota, days are short and nights are long, bring- ing about the winter blues for some Minnesotans - a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Signs of the disorder include sleeping a lot, changes in eating habits, feelings of sadness, anxiety, weight gain, irritability, headaches and loss of-ener- gy. Some estimates indicate that SAD affects from two to 10 percent of Americans. The onsei generally occurs with young adults, and affects more women than men. Carole Staelgrave, a psychologist with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, says that she often counsels people at this time of year with the condition. "Living L-' IIII. y|;C jii' (  can take for milder condi- v 91w V tions of SAD. V V "Those kinds of things 601 First Ave n m  might i chde exercis' g V Flowers or Gifts v because, when we exercise, V for all occasions v endorphins are released in V ..... V our body. And that's a feel- t3alloon uouquers V  . V good chemical. It s a natural V oecorating Items V antidepressant. Other kinds V Pictures V of things people can do are., ,,._ ,. find somebody to talk with V Siuu v .... " __ ...... __ Any sort oI creative encleav- " valspar I-'alnrs v ors - writing, making music, V tl-v .14l v as well as listening to it, L/4-OI/  would be some ideas of V Watt's Line V things that can be helpful." V 1-800-645-6479 i Lutheran Social Service V Westbrook, MN. V of Minnesota offers profes- 2 TD Wire Service  sional mental health servic- es in 34 office locations throughout Minnesota. Services are available to children, adults, couples, families and seniors. Common issues include depression, anxiety, stress, behavior problems, abuse, suicide, divorce, gambling addiction and marital prob- lems. For more information, contact Lutheran Social Service at 1-888-881-8261. Public Notices Westbrook City Council Regular Meeting January 5, 2004 The Westbrook City Council met on Monday, January 5, 21304 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Room. Council members present were: Harold Schmidt. John Madson, Digger Phelps, Craig Jans and Rocky Kolar. Others present were: Jerry Ingstrom, Gary Sorenson. Lisa Onken, Alan Wahl. and Dennis Jutting. Harold Schmidt presented the meeting. Motion by Kolar and second- ed by Madson to approve the minutes from December 1st council meeting and Truth-In- Taxation meeting. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Police Chief Alan Wahl pre- sented the police report, which was reviewed and approved by the council. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Motion by Madson and sec- onded by Phelps to approve the Capitalization Thresholds for GASB34 effective Janua' 1, 2004. All voted in favor. Motion carried. County Commissioner Gary Sorenson and County Engineer Jerry Ingstrom spoke to the council about an overlay project scheduled for this summer. Previously the council dis- cussed a drainage problem from Davis Avenue (County Road 7) where the storm sewer drains south of third street. Ingstrom said they would like to extend the tile about 500 feet when they do the resurfacing and this would eliminate the erosion problem. They asked the coun- cil for a commitment from the city to share 35 percent of the cost. The cost would estimate the city paying around $3,500. Motion by Phelps and seconded by Madson to approve the city share with a cap of $5,000.00 and a Resolution passed. All voted in favor, Motion carried. 5 yea and o nay. Lisa Onken from Southwest Minnesota Housing spoke to the council about applying for Small Cities Development Grant. Lisa indicated that the cost of writing would be $8,500 for the Comprehensive grant and if the city does not get the grant they will continue to do the application for free until the city is funded. Surveying will be the first step in the process and there must be at least 70 percent of the surveys returned. Motion by Jans and seconded by Madson to proceed with the application for comprehensive grant. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Motion by Phelps and sec- ,,,--,o, MCAN CLASSIFIEDS h, tinn00sot00, Cl00,ssifid Adve,,tisinq blto,[ TEXAS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES: Lakefront Lots & GOLF Wonderful parl-lme opportunrly; work with hgh school 2 Lakes-TexesLakeShores.corn exchange students. 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All voted in favor. Motion carried. Motion by Phelps and sec- onded b Madson to approve the following 2004 Commissions: Acting Mayor - John Madson Park/Pool Harold Schmidt/Dennis Phelps Street Craig Jans/John Madson/Rocky Kolar Finance - Harold Schmidt. Craig Jans/Rachel Christians Emergency Mgmt Director - Alan Wahl Weather Manager John Madson Community Center - John Madson City Assessor - Cottonwood City Assessor Newspaper Lyon-Sioux Press Bank Depository Bank Midwest City Attorney Frank Nielsen Library - Dennis Phelps Economic Development Harold Schmidt/John Madson/Dennis Phelps Personnel (Evaluation) Harold Schmidt/John Madson The council approved Rick Robinson to purchase a HI9142 DO Meter and case for testing at the Lagoon. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Motion by Phelps and sec- onded by Jans to approve the bills totaling $29,032.09. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Motion by Jans and seconded by Madson to adjourn the meet- ing. All voted in favor. 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