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& FAMILY NEWS iNDEX PAGE 2 SPORTS PAGE 10 PAGE 3 SPORTS PAGE 11 PAGE 4 SPORTS PAGE 12 PAGE 5 AREA FOCUS PAGE ]3 PAGE 6 PUBLIC NOTICE PAGE 14 PAGE 7 CLASSIFIED PAGE 1 5 PAGE 8 SPORTS PAGE 1 6 PAGE 9 r FAMILY DAY JUMP ROPE FOR i- IEART P, 3E 12 25, 2004 75 cents entinel ribune VOLUME NO. 19 NUMBER 25. A Section - 16 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition bile Davis' life depends Iood d)r00ations Van Loh Walnut Grove ity Blood Bank is looking donors on February 27, 6 ea to Lucille Davis 1 a country school, and she here ever ince She married__her husband while teaching. She teaching 24 students when she was just 19 Lucille left teaching to time on being a farm wife 2000 Lucille has been less home-bound. She strength and uses an because she has syndrome in which system is invaded, clots. Her body manufacture red blood each of the last two has had 11 blood Normally, a blood will last about 90 days, but Lucille often needs them in three to four weeks. Between transfusions she has her blood checked every 7 to 9 days. I just keep that hospital going, she said of the Tracy Hospital. She is grateful that she doesn't have to drive to a Sioux Falls hospital every time she needs a transfu- sion. One could easily become over- whelmed when listening to Lucille recite her medical problems in recent years, but her positive attitude is what comes across when visiting with her. I haven't given up, she said. After completing the interview, Lucille invited me to stay for a cup of coffee. Her husband Richard was in charge of getting the coffee ready. I was surprised to be served home- made cookies with my-ffbTtcc:'so I asked who made them. Lucille's reply was, We did, meaning Richard and she worked together on them. Richard continues to farm 750 acres, but he also needs to stay close by the house in case Lucille needs him. He wasn't one to do much in the kitchen, but Lucille appreciates all the help he gives FLOW. The Davis couple is an inspi- ration to all couples. They are liv- ing a portion of the wedding vows that most people hope they never experience: *in sickness" Blood banks are life-savers. You can show your support of peo- ple like Lucille by donating blood on Friday in Walnut Grove. Alvin Kleven (right) was joined by his carving partners last Wednesday afternoon. From left is Les Hoyt, Arvid Anderson, and Konrad Kopperud. Kleven's carving klatch This eighty plus group meets once a week to carve By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WESTBROOK -- For the past eight years or so if you were looking for Alvin Kleven, Les Hoyt, Arvid Anderson and Konrad Kopperud on a Wednesday afternoon, it is a safe bet you will find them in Alvin Kleven's wood shop about six miles north of . Westbrook. -'*: Dick Va Hecke is also a regular with the group, but he is spend- ing the winter down south. Others who were a part of the group, but have passed on, are Earl Anderson and James Math,.a.on. The whole thing got started when Arvid's brother Earl learned to carve while he was down south for the win- ter one year. When he got back he told his friend Alvin he missed his carving. So Alvin said if you want to we can meet at my place in my work shop. So they started carving every Wednesday from about 2:00 to 5:00. The group sets up shop every year at the Pioneer Festival to demonstrate their skills, along with other places that ask them from time to time. The group does all types of carving from characters to relief carv- ing, you name it and they have proba- bly done it. "-" Konrad said, t "he | . (Alvin) treats us pretty nice. there's a furnace in the winter and air condi- tioning in the summer"i Of course along with carving there is always a lot of good natured banter going on about one thing or another. When Earl was here he used to read us Ole and Lena jokes while we carved. 'lbday Konrad brought a box oi Ok, and Lena tbrtune cookies, that was good tbr a few crunch laughs.  Les Hoyt said sometimes w all carve from the same pat- tern, hut each piece will turn out dif- ferent. "No two people carve the same." Kleven's carving Continued on page 3 , ,, ' , , ,' , I ,, ,., At a meeting in the WWG board for part of a teacher Jeanne Spent about three with Harry Bao to their aaos. the board travel- is much different have be with someone country. reports on page 3 40/26 Windy with times of sun and clouds. Recent warm temperatures have brought some major thawing throughout the area, These youngsters seemed to enjoy walking through the numerous puddles on the streets in Walnut Grove last Friday afternoon. i i n i in  i I I :rt! \\; \\;\x\x\\\\ \\; \\;\-,:,\x\\ \\; :-t, 43/29 40/29 31/18 Windy with a Showers pos- Snow likely. few showers, sible. Highs Highs in the Highs in the in the low low 30s and low 40s and 40s and lows lows in the lows in the in the upWcr upper teens. upper 20s. 20s. WWG GYMNASTICS RECITAL PAGE 3 INFORMATION CIRCULATION Ice and snow buildup on gas meters is dangerous Fire or explosion are possible results Homeowners and busi- ness owners should watch fbr a buildup of ice on or above their gas meters and service regulators. Snowfall and tempera- ture changes can combine to create potentially hazardous conditions for the operation of gas utilities. When snow melts from roofs or eaves and drips onto meters and gas service regu- lators, it usually re-freezes, forming an ice block that can seal off the vent on the gas service regulator. Ice and Snow Continued on page 7 i iii i i n ComA Us CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISING 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-1859 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2(X3 Sentinel Tribune