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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMI00/IUNITY Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Page 6 GLANCES IN THE PAST TEN YEARS AGO March 14, 2001 Duane Hannan, Stan Erickson, and Bill Richards were busy last Wednesday afternoon cleaning out and saving items from the old school building before Riddell Construction begins demolition of the 1913 school addition. Lee and Phyllis Bakken, Westbrook, were recognized as Cottonwood County&apos;s Farm Family of the Year at this years Farm Family Recognition Program held March 1 at the Radisson Hotel metrodome, located by the University's Minneapolis Campus. After 25 years in the United States Air Force, Pastor Roy Williams took up the call of the Lutheran ministry. Pastor Williams and his wife Lois came to Westbrook to serve Grace Lutheran Church. TWENTY YEARS AGO March 13, 1991 Mardella Olson, represent- ing the Dovray Area Boosters, 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. Michael Hubin of Westbrook exhibited the overall Grand Champion steer at the AK-SAR-BEN "Big Red Progress" Beef Show held in Omaha, NE on March 3. Michael is the son of Merlyn and Sondra Hubin of Westbrook. The WWG Chargers destroyed their opponents from Jackson in 88-45 blow- out, bringing home the District 7 title. THIRTY YEARS AGO March 12, 1981 If there is enough interest, condominiums may become a possibility for Westbrook. A Westbrook contractor, Marlin Schmidt, is doing a survey to see if he can fred eight people who are interested in pur- chasing a condominium. Steve and Patricia Jessop, publishers of the Storden- Jeffers Times-Review, are the new publishers of the Murray County Herald in Slayton. Seventy-six persons, nine of them first-timers, gave blood at the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Westbrook Monday afternoon. One gal- lon pins were given to Kerry Cassen, Grace Jensen, and Jay Takle. Two gall9n pins to Clara Kashmarek and Norman Kelm. A four-gallon pin was given to Leo Vortherms. WESTBROOK SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES March 21-25, 2011 Senior Nutrition Services serving at the Westbrook Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. each operating day. Monday: Chicken Ala King, peas & carrots, fruit salad, lemon bar, biscuit, milk Tuesday: BBQ pork riblet, augratin potatoes, corn, applesauce, bun, milk Wednesday: Italian meat sauce, spaghetti noodles, let- tuce salad/dressing, mixed vegetables, garlic bread, ice crem, milk Thursday: Pork chop/ Wallmen - Yon Eschen engagement Amber Wallman and Jason Von Eschen of Wagner, SD announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Tom and Cindy Lindstrom of Westbrook and Nell and Diane Von Eschen from Wagner, SD. Amber graduated from Westbrook Walnut Grove High School in 2006 and • Jason graduated from Wagner Community School. They both graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD in 2010. Amber is employed at Commercial State Bank in Wagner and Jason is employed at the Wagner Community School in Wagner. Their wedding is planned for June 18, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Westbrook. MURRAY Co. 4-H EVENTS mushroom gravy, whole potatoes, carrots, cake, bread, milk March 21 - 4-H Adventures, Friday: Creamy vegetable 3:30-5:00 pm, 4-H Building soup/crackers, egg salad March 22 -- 4-H sandwich, mandarin orange Adventures, 3:10-4:45 pm, whip, brownie, milk Fulda Elementary School For reservations call Angle March 25 - Cloverbuds at 274-6583 by noon one day Pajama Party sign up deadline in advance. You may also call March 28 -- 4-H the Tracy kitchen at 1-866- Adventures, 3:30-5:00 pm, 985-8512. 4-H Building Lutheran Social Services March 29- 4-HAdventures, is funded in part under the 3:10-4:45 pm, Fulda Older Americans Act under Elementary School contract with the Southwest March 29 - Fulda Area Agency on Aging. Babysitting Clinic registra- tion deadline SMSU students win National Culinary t.ompetition A team of Southwest Minnesota State University students won the Research Chefs Association Student Culinology Competition in Atlanta, Ga., March 3-5. SMSU's presentation team consisted of KayLee Ryker, senior, Jeffers, MN; Chad Woelfle, senior, Isle, MN; Ashley Moore, junior, Sioux Falls, SD; and Stephanie Grau, junior, Ankeny, IA. Subash Yadav, a junior from Nepal, also accompanied the teal/l, "It's the first time we've entered the competition. This is the fifth year it's been held," said Culinology Director Michael Cheng. "The students did just a great job. We were up against some very strong competi- tion." The Culinology program received a $5,000 check for winning the event. Sentinel Tribune available at: Oleson's Mercantile Hoyt Oil & Convenience Bubai Grocery Thrifty White Pharmacy Maynard's Grocery ExpressWay Shady Drive-Inn GOOD SAMARITAN STAR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH Thank you to my family and friends for remembering , me with cards, phone calls and visits on my 102nd birthday! - Hilda Byers STAR Belle Oleson, HousekeepingLaundry Assistant and Certified Nursing Assistant I " I I I'1 Im I I I f0000rt00Good. ] / C'&I. Sa.mantanl Socle_ty. L 7;; ; w,-00J ::,  : For a Founding Father, i; he dOesn t know much about helping il iz a kid get a student loan. iii:i;iiii);i ;iiiiiiiiiii!iiii:i;i Not everyone in the government knows everything about the government, So when you need official info about Social Security, getting  student loan renewing a driver's license, or if you're just checkin your locd weather, go to FirstGo:gov. A monumental source of useful information, iil i!i FIRSTGOV.ov I 18001 FO INFO Bank Midwest Lengthening the growing Insurance recognized as season for locally-grown Gdnnell Mutual food is the topic for top agency Bank Midwest Insurance, with offices in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota, was recently named to the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company President's Club for 2011 as a top agency for the company. Recognized by Grinnell Mutual President and CEO Steve Crawford, Bank Midwest Insurance ranks among the company's top 50 agencies and 15 farm mutual companies for outstanding production and profitability over a five-year period. President's Club members provide insights on key insur- ance and business issues to board members and manage- ment staff from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance and Grinnell Select Insurance Companies. "Our President's Club members provide valuable input as we seek their opin- ions on many topics, from product development to mar- keting," said Crawford. "The dynamics of today's insurance market continues to evolve quickly. For that reason, listening to our top agents and mutuals keeps our partnership and our service to the policyholder strong and stable." The agents and staff at Bank Midwest Insurance will be presented with a plaque and letter of recognition from Grinnell Mutual for the agen- cy's notable achievement. Bank Midwest Insurance's Iowa offices are located in Armstrong, Lake Park, Spirit Lake, and Wall Lake. Their Minnesota locations include Fairmont, Jackson, New Ulm, Westbrook, and Windom. • • • • • • Sentinel • Tribune Tip • • Line • • If you see news • • h.appening or • have a story • idea call our • • News Tip Line. • " 274-6136 or • • • s 1-800-410-1859 • • Due to staff limita- • • tions we may not • always be able to • respond to your tips • • or ideas. However • we will do our best • to give every call • • full regard. • Thank you for your • help and consider- • • ation. • • • • • • • RECYCLE! SWROC's "Extending the Growing Season" Day Are you interested in learning about low-input methods of growing produce earlier in the spring and later in the fall? On Thursday, April 7, a day will be devoted to "Extending the Growing Season" at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) near Lamberton. University experts and experienced growers will present and answer questions highlight- ing the use of high tunnels and other strategies for earli- er and later vegetable and fruit production. The day will include a tour of the SWROC's new high tunnels, and a panel on "Farm to School" marketing. Topics include: high tun- nel production and irrigation basics; extending the grow- ing season with low tunnels; SWROC high tunnel research update; Minnesota Food Association season extension strategies; geothermal green- houses; intercropping in high tunnels; handling high tunnel hardships; NRCS high el cost share update; marketing local foods to schools; and a tour and question/answer ses- sion at the SWROC's new high tunnels. Season ExtensiOn Day will take place on Thursday, April 7. Registration is at 8:30am and the program begins at 8:55am. There is a fee and includes refreshments, lunch, and handouts. Registration forms are available on line at http://swroc.cfans;umn.edu or by calling 50%752-7372. Due to space considerations, please pre-register before Wednesday, March 30. BBB advises donors on Tsunami Relief In the wake of the most powerful earthquake to ever hit Japan, many Americans want to help those impacted by the earthquake and the ensuing tsunami. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) warns donors to exercise caution when making donations to relief agencies and charities. "In the face of any disaster, Americans immediately step forward with donations to aid the victims and their families," said Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of the BBB. "Unfortunately, we've seen time and time again that scam- mers will try to take advantage of that generosity, which is why it's so important to take your time and do your research before donating to relief efforts." The BBB offers the following advice for donors to ensure their donations go to trustworthy relief efforts: Before donating, visit www.bbb.org/charity to research organizations you're considering supporting. *Be sure that the charity is experienced in carrying out relief efforts in the wake of a natural disaster. Although well- intentioned, they may not be able to effectively deliver aid to those in need. *Don't give your credit card number or other personal information to a telephone solicitor or in response to an e-mail solicitation. Be aware that while donating via text (through your cell phone carrier) is an easy way to give, funds may not be available for relief efforts as quickly as they would he if donations were made directly through the websites of individual charities and relief organizations. *Don't give in to excessive pressure for on-the-spot dona- tions. Be especially wary of any offer to send a "runner" to pick up your contribution. *Be wary of charities that are reluctant to answer reason- able questions about their operations, finances and programs. *Don't give cash. Checks or money orders should be made out to the name of the charitable organization, not to the indi- vidual collecting the donation. *Beware fake charities that imitate the name and style of well-known organizations in an attempt to confuse donors. *Ask what the charity intends to do with any excess contri- butions remaining on'e they've fully funded the disaster relief activities mentioned in solicitations. *Be wary of appeals that are long on emotion, but short on describing what the charity will do to address the needs of victims and their families. *Make sure your contribution is tax deductible: donations should be made to charitable organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Go to IRS Publication 78 <http://www.irs.gov/app/pub-78/> on the IRS' website <http://www.irs.gov/> for a current list of all organizations eligible to receive contributions deduct- ible as charitable gifts. For additional information you can trust when'making giv- ing decisions, or to view BBB Wise Giving Reports on chari- ties across the nation, start with bbb.org <http://www.bbb. org/>. At Sanfi)rd "Wcsrbrook we recognize you want comprehensive health care from local providers at medical centers and clinics you know and trust. Prmiders who are convenient. Close to home. C,'mneeted to the eomnlunity. ,.ndy Kopperud, MD is acceptinl new patie)lts. And commiited to providing you ;i lifetime of health and healing. To schedute an appointment, call Sanford Westbrook at 15071 274-6121. SANF.)RD" Westbrook 640-  2400-C£69 3\>'H