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Scouts have "Sleep In" Friday night WALNUT GROVE -- All six troops of the Walnut Grove Girl Scouts spent Friday night, March 8,1991 at a sleep-in at the United Methodist Church Education Unit. The activity was in conjunction with the girls' working on a "Right to Read" patch. All members of the troops met in the Walnut Grove school library immediately after school, and then went on to the Methodist Church where they had a snack before beginning the evening activities. They spent one half hour reading books they had brought with them, and then took a break to partake in an action song. Each scout read books at their individual reading level. The activities alternated with reading for one half hour followed by activities, until about ten o'clock when they prepared to "bed down" for the night. The scouts prepared their own supper and continued with the reading, songs, and other activities. After supper, they made posters that depicted the books they were reading. The posters will be displayed in W',dnut Grove during Girl Scout Week, this week, March 10 through 16. Also during the evening, the younger scouts paired off with older girls who helped them with their reading. The final activity on Saturday morning, following breakfast was having a leader read a book to the group. Among the songs the scouts practiced during the sleep in was an official Girl Scout song,"We Change the World", a very inspiring song, and done very, well by all the girls who were present at the sleep in. Senior Scout, Sandy Carter also attended early in the evening on Friday and worked with the leaders on plans for a Day Camp this summer. At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, the girls packed up and headed home after a very successful effort to earn their Right to Read patch. WALNUT GROVE--Some troop members at the Read Sleep In believed In solid relaxation while reading melr )OOKS. Dovray Boosters Adopt a Room WESTBROOK Mardella Olson (right) presented a check to Ethel Madson to begin renovation of the surgical supply room at the hospital. The Dovray Boosters have taken the steps to care for this room In the future. ST Photo. oes on At the onset of the Persian Gulf war, a surge of interest in giving blood prompted the Red Cross to limit collections and ask some would-be donors to "stand by." Now that the fighting is over, Red Cross has issued a "green light and is again urging all healthy people to resume their regular patterns of giving blood. Organizers of the blood drive at Walnut Grove on Monday, March 18, say they will be pulling out all the stops to meet the collection goal of 90 units and thereby help ensure that the blood needs of hospital patients here at home are adequamly met. "Giving blood was one way for people here at home to show support for Our soldiers in the Gulf. But since blood cannot be stockpiled or stored for more than 42 days, there's an on-going need," said Vicki VanGelderen, coordinator of the upcoming drive. The drive comes after weeks of concern by the Red Cross about having too much blood on hand. Back in December, the American Red Cross, through its 54 regional blood centers, began sending blood to the Gulf as a supplement to the U.S. Defense Department's own blood program. With the outbreak of hostilities in mid-January, the St. Paul Regional Red Cross Services, which collects blood in 104 counties in the Upper Midwest including Redwood County, made a commitment to send 100 units a week to the Gulf for U.S. soldiers. The response by blood donors to the crisis was outstanding, with collections at some blood drives more than 20 percent over goal. But as the military began to scale back its requests for blood, the St. Paul-based blood service found it necessary to began asking donors who did not have SENTINEL & TRIBUNE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, March 13, appointments to refrain lrom giving. Otherwise too much blood would be collected, and some would not be used within its 42- day lifetime Since the end of the war, Red Cross volunteers and staff are more concerned about a possible "lull after the storm," rather than having too many donors. "Once again we need to concentrate on the job of providing blood for hospital patients here at home," said Dr. Robert Bowman, medical director of the St. Paul Regional Red Cross Blood Sc~'ices. "While the U.S. halted ~ts requests for patients in the hospitals continue to need a adequate supply. On need to collect more units a week in this only one place for that come from and that's from people. We need re donors more than ever, Bowman. To make an blood at the u contact Vicki 6312. The Children's Program of Northern Ireland is again looking for 100 Midwest families interested in hosting a child age ten to eleven from the Belfast area. For the past 17 summers, hundreds of children have come to Minnesota to spend six weeks of summer here, experiencing family life and custom in America. "Aim of the program is to foster a cultural and learning experience between the Irish children and the American family," says Pat Leahy, Children's Program president. "Northern Ireland has been the scene of internal conflict for quite some time and the "Troubles" haven't ended," Leahy continued. "Our program enables children to spend a holiday free from the anxieties and turmoil of this sectarian violence. Children have an opportunity to see Catholics and Protestants living together in harmony." Cost of the trip is paid for in part by the Irish family; the remainder is paid by the American host family. Families are now being recruited for the 1991 program, Leahy reported. "Each year we have more children who are eligible to come Luther College Varsity Band to perform in concert Luther College Varsity Band will be performing a concert on Friday, March 15th at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountain Lake High School Auditorium. The concert is free with a free will offering. The, varsity band is under the direction of Frederick A. Nyline. than host families who them," he said. Families desiring inf hosting a child can 3520. (612)523-2717, or Children's Program Ireland, Inc P.O. Box Golden Valley, MN 5542"/. Its time for CRP Its that time up for the Program (CRP). You row opportunity again to on land that you own qualify for the CRP. would you earn money, are other benefits o,f By enrolling acres into may 1) reduce erosion water quality 3) enhance wildlife habitat. The Conservatmn Program provides payments to landusers 10 year contract to erodible cropland qualifying land to trees, permanent vegetative 50% cost-share payment be made to program for establishment of the The made some changes in sign-up. For instance, no will be accepted into the sign-up. "The Food Conservation and 1990" establishes a Reserve Program and announce details of this l the near future. changes and information we call or stop by Conservation Service Windom, or call up period is March 4-15. II,= PORK CHOP FEED Sunday, March 24 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Westbrook Community Center, Westbrook Grilled Pork Chop, Baked Potato Adults $5, under 12 $2.50 American Legion Fund Raiser - Proceeds go to Westbrook boys & girls scholarship fund. I WALNUT GROVE--Renae Krentz taught the girls an action song during one of the breaks from reading on Friday afternoon. ST Photo NOW AVAILABLE 1 & 2 Bedroom Units CaR Glenda Zupfer, mgr. 859-2686 Plum Creek Apts. Walnut Grove MN. Equal Housing Oppffrtunity St. Patricks Day Specials SAT MARCH 16 Irish Coffee - All Day . ,~,~, .o.~ o o oo o *oo oo*.o~o.o ~, . ooo . . . ,o o ~*o . ,~. Green Beer- Snacks - Prizes Library receives videos The following representatives were on hand to donate videos to the library. Left librarian Carol Hovde, LaVonne Hanson (Legion Auxlllacy), Heidl Hansen (DamascUs Leon Mlschke (VFW), Truman Kopperud (Kiwanis), Steve Jans, (Young Mens Club). V.RW. Auxiliary representatives not available for pictured. ST Photo. Serving from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. MENU: Vegetable Beef Soup, Chili, Chicken Dumpling Soup, & Pie. PRICE: Palulta $3.50 Children under 12 $2.50 Westbrook Good Samaritan Center II II I I III II St. Day SUNDAY, MARCH 17 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Westbrook Elementary Cafeteria Proceeds to go to hospital, Lion's Eye Bank, and other community organizations. PRICE: Adults $3.50 Under 12 $2 Pre-schoolers Free Dovray, MN. Front Bar Specials 6:00 to .00 p.m. MON.: Mexican Food Night Taco's - Help yourself- 5Oc ea, TUES.: Fish Special - An you can eat. $4.95 (prepared with no cholesterol frying WED.: LOTTO & DAILY 3 Steak & Toast w/one side- THURS.: Chicken & Rib baked potato, salad, choice of dressing - $6.! FIIL: 4 to 6 p.m. - Ladies Drinks - 1/2 price Free horsdoeuvre's for everyone 6:00 until (Specials subject to change - substitutes J