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TRIBUNE Inside Wednesday, February 18, 2004 Page 3 From page 1 for stu- with the cleanup project. of discus- y club the possibility oney for a per- I welcoming peo- Grove. !agreed that a new Several ideas surfaced. serve on an committee are Dick Steve Ourada, and Mike thousand Grove here. at a cost amount is advertis- contributed by Museum, the and local Money over the $4210 be applied to expens- reminded of the Wilder anniversary throughout the end of are being made a number of Grove. A Open house is for October. events spon- Community the rummage 27 and the May 1. ADS 274-6136 1 O- 1859 Area news briefs Fulda -- Kelli Isder, a senior at Concordia College, Moorhead will participate in the Concordia College Band Tour. Isder is the daughter of Marvin and Sherri Isder, Avoca. The nationally recognized Concordia College Band will embark on a 6 day tour February 17-22. Lamberton -- Lisa Moravec, rural Lamberton, has assumed the duties as manager of the Sanborn American Legion Club. Lisa has been employed at Wiley's Saloon in Lamberton the past several years. Slayton -- Long time Slayton Druggist, Tracy Hafner, 84, died on Monday afternoon at his home in Slayton. His wife of 60 years, Virginia, Pep, Hafner, 82 died at Our House Hospice on Tuesday. Pep owned and operated Hafners Style Shop in Slayton for many years before starting The Hut gift shop. Tracy -- The Tracy EDA is exploring the ,possibility of attracting an energD'-proaucing '%io-mass' plant to Tracy. The plant would burn biodegradable farm products, such as corn stalks and soybean residue, to produce acetylene. The acetylene fuel would then be burned to produce elec- tricity. Windom -- Tom Pfannenstein, who has worked for many years as a physician's assistant in the Mt. Lake and Windom area, died Monday evening while snowmo- biling with a group of friends near Hurley, Wis. Pfannenstein first came to the Mt. Lake area in 1976. He was primarily employed at the Glick Medical Clinic in Windom, but did work half-time at the Mt. Lake Medical Clinic. Luke Doubler -- From page1 Luke said arena ball is played mostly in converted hockey arenas. The field is much smaller and has padded side boards. The end- zones have nets to deflect kickoffs which players can play the ball from. With a much smaller field only eight men play on a team. 'qnae game is really loose'" said Doubler. "On offense you can have three men in motion, the four line- men pretty much stay in place on most plays." Blocking is pretty much straight forward. Most plays are either straight run or pass plays. "Nothing fancy although you might see something different near the goal line. On defense you can only blitz one person other than the rushing dowfi linemen. Defensive backs can chuck the receivers against the boards, all the way down the field. Receivers can touch the boards while going down field but they are considered out of bounds when a defen- sive player contacts the receiver or runner against the boards. There is no punts, but they do kick field goals although the uprights are much narrower than the standard ones. NOTICE of Westbrook PARALLEL PARKING ONLY MAIN STREET IS WINDROWED Birkholz & Monica Rye Probate Proceedings, Wills, Trusts, and Health Care Powers of Attorney, Term Health Care Planning. a life time to acquire, requires to pass on to your family. of experience to meet your legal needs. you as a satisfied customer. AN APPOINTMENT OR STOP BY James Westbrook Office 7th St. Thurs. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 507-274-6501 Doubler said they get paid weekly and are on one year contracts. "While play- ing they take care of all our living expenses, food, and lodging. We practice about 3 days a week during the sea- son." "I plan on doing some substitute teaching if it is available on my off days. I love to teach." There is a lot of turnover on the teams, there are a lot of injuries. "We have a lot of guys on the way up, and some on their way down." There is some local televi- sion coverage and some play- off games ere televised on cable channels. Luke says he is anxious to play andwill likely see first regular season action March 26, when they take on his former team the Sioux Falls Storm. The pre-season starts March 8th. Games are played on Saturdays usually at 7:00 in the evening. Luke said he especially appreciated all the support his family has given him throughout his high school and college career. For more information on the Bandits and the NFIL go to WWW.National Indoor football League.Corn In defense of the English language By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune New Words With New Definitions are Clever Work Working with the English language isn't always an unpleasant task. Some peo- ple actually have fun creat- ing new words that tickle the funny bone. Thanks to Chuck Hunt, editor of The Tyler Journal for the follow- ing article. The Washington Post's Style Invitational once agaln asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtract- hag, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are some .of the 2003 winners. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 State Legislators welcome input from constituents By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune Everyone complains about new laws and state budget numbers, but how many of those complainers go to the lawmakers and the budget planners? Legislators and congress- men need and welcome input from the people who elected them into office. The state legislature is currently in its third week, but it isn't too soon to make our thoughts known to our elected official s. Wednesday, February 11, a number of chartered buses from southwestern and south central Minnesota took farmers and other interested rural residents to St. Paul. This particular trip, sponsored by the Minnesota Farm Bureau(MFBF), provided an opportunity for legislators to meet with a group of people with similar concerns. Rural Minnesota con- tinues to lose representation in the state legislature. The MFBF has established the Adopt-A-Legislator program to help educate metropolitan legislators on rural issues and concerns. County Farm Bureaus who partici- pate in the program are assigned a non-rural legisla- tor. It is that county's responsibility to get acquainted with their adopt- ed legislator and educate him on rural issues. Senator Charles Wiger, metropolitan state senator, looks to District 22 Senator Jim Vickerman for infor- mation on rural issues in the state Senate. District 22 Senator Jim Vickerman and North St. Paul Senator Charles Wiger have adjoining offices. Senator Wiger is Nobles County's adopted legislator, but he also depends on Senator Vickerman to explain legislation on rural issues. Wiger listened to most of the discussion in Vickerman's office between Vickerman and his rural vis- itors. District 22 representa- tives Elaine Harder and Doug Magnus held a com- bined meeting to discuss concerns. One issue near the top of the list for rural people is the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Even Governor Pawlenty's office was surprised to learn that the CREP issue has united most farm organizations in opposition to one provision of the program. The Governor supports permanent ease- ments, but rural organiza- tions are opposed to them. Nearly every day there is at least one delegation or special interest group mak- ing their concerns known to legislators. Some groups are small, some are large, but all of them have an impact on proposed legislation. It's all part of the political process. It's a way to make our voice heard as a responsible citi- zen. District 22 state representatives Doug Magnus and Elaine Harder were happy to have a number of farmers from their district meet with them on February 11. your money to start with. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly. Bozone (n): The sub- stance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future. Cashtration (n): The act of buying a house, which ren- ders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray painted very, very high. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sar- castic wit and the person who doesn't get it. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you re running late. Hipatitis: Terminal cool- ness. Osteopornosis: A degen- erate disease. (This one got extra credit.) Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer. Decafelon (n): The gruel- ing event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you. Glibido: All talk and no action. Dopeler effect: The ten- dency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when the)' come to you rapidly. Arachnoteptic fit (n): The frantic dance peribrmed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web. Beelzebug: Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out. Caterpallor (n): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eat- rag. For Sale by Sealed Bids - The City of Westbrook has for sale 1 parcel #24.826.0050, lots 7 & 8, Block 14 (previously owned by Clara Mitchell). Mail bids to the City of Westbrook, P.O. Box 367, Westbrook, MN 56183 on or before Friday, February 25, 2004 by 4 p.m. Bid envelope should be marked SEALED BID. Bids will be opened at 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2004 at the City Council Meeting, City Hall. For more information, please contact Rachel Christians, City Clerk at 507-274-5110. An Opportunity to raise the bid will be given to the 2 highest bidders. Please be present at the City Council meeting for opening of the bids. The city reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Roth IRAs Retirement Plans IRAs, SEP IRAs Insured Tax-Free Municipal Bonds Zero Coupon Bonds U.S. Government Guaranteed Bonds Mutual Funds Tax-Deferred Annuities Investment Grade Corporate Bonds Stocks Not FDIC Insured. No Bank Gurarantee May Lose Value. Not a Deposit Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency. Bank Midwest ts no affiliated with Lmsco/Prlvate Ledger 7he One Place For Your Financial Needs. tt./O 640 First Ave. Westbrook, MN 56183 245 9th Street Windom, Minnesota 56101 1-888-831-7972 Phone: 507-831.1322 heidi.hansen@lpl.com HEIOI J. 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