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TRIBUNE ES IN THE PAST YEARS AGO 23, 1994 moves on to )etition after WWG Middle Bee. Valerie the alternate. was one of of the Mpls. to be !as new officers on February 17. is the daugh- and Martene Currie and the of Edna Jackson. her candida- HOUse of Rep. in Harder is the of Russell and Westbrook. YEARS 1984 rural returned trip to Bogota, group of 14. the American went to Understand the Bobby Cook and Minnie Brill were crowned "Valentine King and Queen at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center at their annual Valentine Party. Helma Christensen was honored by family and friends for her 80th birthday at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook. THIRTY YEARS AGO February 21, 1974 Five area men, Frank Michelau, John Michelau, Raymond Michelau, Bernard Kirchner. Jr. and Richard Kirchner, perished in a house fire in Dundee Sunday morning. The cause of the fire has not been deter- mined. Work on the new ,mnasi- um is continuing despite a picket that has been set up at the site. The Union claims the contractor is pay- ing sub-standard wages. Friday night the final bas- ketball game was played at the Westbrook g3"mnasium. After 25 years, a new 'm- nasium is being constructed. iD SAMARITAN CENTER i b Christians assisting this past a music by Carl of Windom, vis- manicures by chit chat and and Grace Zensen won Hair were Gerry Marilyn and Mary .Saturday after- Was provided DesLaurrs. family of the With a music Williams led the sing/praise time Thursday afternoon. We extend birthday greetings to Katherine Tamminen who celebrat- ed her birthday Saturday. Katherine's dinner guest was her daughter, Joan DesLauriers of Currie. Grace Osland's dinner guest on Saturday was Bonnie Meiers from Jeffers, Bonnie also played piano after dinner for the residents. Pastor Michael Stangeland of Old Westbrook and Highwater Lutheran Churches conducted the weekly worship service. If you are visiting our facility, be sure to check out our new aquarium alad colorful fish. We are all enjoying the activity. , ; please check the due Your address label of your paper. Order to avoid a lapse in your , please remit your renewal prior to the expiration date. ARE HERE TO HELP... S00,e&00Atm00of Aknlie Fatun HoM want you to know that we are here to you with all of your funeral needs. PreArrangements Pre-Need Insurance Funeral Costs Deaths out of state just for any qutior or concer you may have. Feel free to call us hour8 a day. We are here tomakethingseasier & Balaton Westbrook (507) 629-4510 Child Restraint Clinic MARCH 6 at the Westbrook Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon by the Westbrook Police in conjunction with ECFE Redwood Area Hospital and County Public Health. Make appointment with Christians at City Hall 507-274-5110 forum 1j nlt00 / FFA This group nded a Timberwolves game Sunday, February 22. WESTBROOK NEWS Phone 274-6136 Wanda and Elmer Brandt were coffee guests of Bernice Bashans a week ago Thursday. Mrs. Robert Cliff, Medicine Hat. Alberta, Canada. arrived at the home of her mother, Ethel Cohrs, Friday morning with Elwood and Judy Busswitz, Adrian, picking her up at the Sioux Falls airport and bringing her to Westbrook. Roger and Carolyn Benson were also Friday morning visitors at the Cohrs home. Judy Bastian, New Ulm and Germ, Anderson visited Milford E. Anderson at the Good Samaritan Center Wednesday afternoon. Ruth circle of Trinity Lutheran Church met Thursday afternoon at the Lu Nelsen home with 8 members attending. Donna Eichner was a Saturday, afternoon visitor. at the Michael Eichner home, Windom. Maurice_ Mitchell and Bernice Bashans were a week ago Sunday dinner guests of Elmer and Maurice Mitchell. Gary and Myrna Erickson, Fridley, were last Wednesday and Thursday visitors of Olga Erickson. Bud and Diana Rachuy" were Sunday evening visi- tors of Lloyd and Ellen Nelsen. Theo and Maddy Johnson were Friday supper guests of Leslie and Lu Nelsen. Milford and Luella Anderson and Caroline Sondergaard were Monday supper guests of Betty Natterstad. Opal Parker was also an evening visitor. Doug and Laura Lindsley, Lynd, Randall and Elizabeth Swan, Shoreview, and Wanda King, Mpls. were Saturday dinner guests of Steve and Priscilla Comnick. Miriam Circle of Trinity Lutheran Church met Thursday afternoon at the home of Signe Pederson. Those attending were Delores Amundson, Wanda Brandt, Bernice Bashans, Evelyn Jensen, LaVonne Ennenga, Caroline Sondergaard, Dorothy Kleven, Jean Lohre, Janice Wiggins, with Gwen Anderson and Pastor Giese sharing in giving the lesson. Ethel Cohrs, Mrs. Robert Clift, Rhonda DeVos and Jeremy and Jon Maker, Marshall and Bob and Sally Nelsen were Sunday after- noon luncheon guests of Leslie and Lu Nelsen. Roger and Marian Kopperud visited friends Sunday evening at Valley View Manor Nursing Home. Don and Donna Schoenenberger, Windom were Sunday afternoon luncheon guests of Bernice Bashans. Past week visitors of Olga Erickson were Fern Refsal and LaVonne Hanson. Visitors during the week of Lloyd and Ellen Nelsen were Keith and Jane Nelsen and Ruth Takle. Elizabeth Johnson and Alex were Saturday visitors of Leslie and Lu Nelsen. Donna Eichner, Marion Anderson, Opal Parker and Betty Natterstad were Tuesday afternoon visitors of Ruth Anderson. Clarence and Verna Engler, Marshall, brought dinner and shared it with Huldrich and Isabel Nibbe last Wednesday. CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274- 6136 OR 1-800-410- 1859 A I00lace In the 00cunt00 * Weddings * Funerals * Flowers & Balloons for every occasion * Crafts of all kinds Phone 274-6600 Mary L. Osland 4 miles W. of Westbrook or 1 mile E. of Dovray on Hwy. 30, 1 1/2 miles S. Find us on I i the Web at www.lyon- sioux- press.corn Auto & R.V. Repair W h.eel Alignment Gross Installed We have one of the South- west's most modern body shops, with separate paint- booth o all makes - KLASSE Sales & Service Westbrook, MN. 507- 274-6166 Come Join the Fun!!! Aerobics Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 5:15 to 6:15 at the Westbrook Fitness Center 6 weeks for $30 CONTACT LORNA ANDERSON 274-5494 (new classes starting next week) Wednesday, February 25, 2004 Page 9 Murray County 4-H Calendar March 1 -- Slayton Babysitting Clinic, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Courts Building March 1 -- Cloverbuds Kindermusik, 5:00-5:45 p.m., Slayton March 2 -- McAmbie Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Courts Building March 3 -- Slayton Babysitting Clinic, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Courts Building March 8 -- Slayton Babysitting Clinic, 3:30- 5:00, Slayton Public Library March 8 -- Cloverbuds Kindermusik Program, 5:00- 5:45 p.m., Community Creations Kiwanis Korner One of the Kiwanis Favorite Mottos is "Young Children Priority One." the Westbrook Kiwanis is extremely proud of their "Terrific Kids" program which promotes behavioral improvement in Grade School students. The '"]brrific Kids" program first was brought to our attention from an interclub visit with the Pipestone Kiwanis Club where it had been in progress for several years. Joyce Vortherms became the director of it and has remained the driving force to promote it. Joyce has the unique ability to capture the trust and affection of the students immediately which is one reason this program is so successful. She has been tbrtunate to have the com- plete cooperation and encouragement from 4th grade "leacher Marcia Erickson. The 4th grade was chosen because it is a transi- tional tim(: for these Elementary Students. They are about to enter Middle School and the changes that are entailed with that move. Scholastics, while impor- tant, are only a minor part of the Program. Joyce meets with the students twice a month early in the school year. It is an opportunity to get acquainted and set the tone for the program. The first thing she tells them is that they are each special. A sense of self worth. Probably the most important thing they need to hear. She then outlines the characteristics that need to be achieved to be a 'Ferrific Kid." Among them are: Responsibility, Courtesy, Kindness, and all around good citizenship. Each student is challenged to show improvement as the year progresses. Joyce uses illustrations that are easily understood to get her rues. sage across. She impresses on them the importance of being your best without infringing on the rights of others. The ability to perse- vere and never loses sight of your goals. They are also encouraged to do random acts of kindness. Improvement in these areas does indeed produce a "Terrific Kid". As the year unfolds, Ms. Erickson makes recommen- dations based on her obser- vance of Students that have displayed qualities consis- tent with Guidelines for 'q'errific Kids". Every other week another student or two is recognized for his or her achievement. The winners are rewarded with a variety of gifts. Joyce strives to have every member of the class become a "Terrific Kid". Winners are pictured in the Sentinel Tribune. In recent years a Secret Pal idea has been added. Kiwanis members are each assigned a Student. Members in turn send notes of encouragement, birthday and Holiday greetings throughout the year. In the spring Kiwanis has noon lunch with the students at which time the Secret Pal is revealed. Westbrook Kiwanis is extremely grateful to Kiwanis member Joyce Vortherms and Teacher Marcia Ericksen for the good work in this exciting ven- ture. Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136, 1-800-410-1859 Ice and Snow Buildup on Gas Meters is Dangerous - Fire tR, or Explosion are Possible Results Homeowners and business owners should watch for a buildup of ice on or above their gas meters and service regula- tors. Snowfall and temperature changes can combine to cre- ate potentially hazardous conditions for the operation of gas util- ities. When snow molls from roofs or eaves and drips onto meters and gas service regulators, it usually re-freezes, forming an ice block that can seal off the vent on the gas service regula- tor. With the vent sealed the regulator doesn't work proper- ly, and one of two things could happen. Gas pressure can build up inside the building, resulting in a fire or explosion.., or the lack of flow will result in loss of service and no heat. Either situation im serious. Outside meter and service regulator sets should be kept clear of dripping water and snow accumulation, Snow removed from driveways, walks, streets or parking lots should not be placed near a meter set, service regular or other gas facility. And if your regulator does become covered with ice, don't try to remove the ice by yourself, because you could damage the equipment. Call your natural gas supplier and have it done safe- ly. Contractors, residents and building owners should exer- ise caution when removing ice and snow from areas around a building, as well. Neither the blown snow nor snow removal equipment, itself, should come in contact with utilities. If you smell gas, lose service, or your ,aliances are malfunctioning, leave your home, go to a neighbor s and call your natural gas supplier immediately, ,,,m II _m