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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Ambulance --- From page 1 When the association got pagers they were shared by team members who were on duty a week at a time. Members would have to give the next member on duty the pag- ers. Today all of the mem- bers have pagers and are on duty 2, 12 hour shifts and on call one weekend a month. Jutting said, "we used to have about 150 runs a year, now it is around 100 runs a year." He thinks one of the reasons there are less runs is because of the Helicopters doing more transporting to other facilities. Although there has been more runs recently. Today we are able to take vital signs before we leave the home or scene. Jutting said "there is also a defribulator on board, but I have never had to use it, but some of our members have used it." EMT's can continue mon- itoring the victim on the way to the hospital, and when they get there they can give the ER people read outs of the victims. With the ambulance radio and cell phone, EMT's can get direction from the hospital when needed. Jutting said, "unfortu- nately you have to deal with some unpleasant things when there is a fatality or a serious inju- ry." On the other hand, Jutting noted he had to deal with a young person with a broken neck, it makes him feel good when he sees that person walking around. "Overall, it has been such a good experience -- when you walk into a house and the people give a sigh of relief -- it is all worth it," he said. Jutting. said, " we have had great squads -- I wish we could get some more young people interested in taking the training-- we can always use a few more mem- bers." The cost of the training is picked up by the ambulance associa- tion. Currently DeAnn Conrad is the president of the association, if peo- ple are interested in join- ing they should contact her for more information. Jutting said, "the experience you gain will last a life time -- it is really a feel good job, and a good way to help your community out." "I miss it already, I have not gone on any runs since the first of the year. The first couple of times the pager went off, I thought gee I ought to be going. My licenses runs out the end of this month, so I will be done for good then," he said. Jutting said, "it has been a very good run -- if I was young I would do it all over again!" A special reception will be held to honor Jutting for his long dis- tinguished service. It will be held at the Westbrook Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday April 3. INSI Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Page 3 The U of MN S Duthwest Research and Outreach Center's ExTending the Growing Season Day Lengthening the growing season for locally-grown food is the topic for SWROC's "Extending the Growing Season Day" on Thursday, April 7, 2011. This event will focus primar- ily on high tunnels - walk-in, plastic covered structures that can extend the vegetable and fruit growing season using minimal energy inputs. University of Minnesota experts who will be on hand include Extension Professor Terry Nennich, a leader in high tunnel production, who has worked with high tunnel research in Crookston and around the state for over 10 years. Terry will speak about high tunnel basics and be available throughout the day to answer questions and dis- cuss further topics. Also present will be Horticulture Science Professor Bud Markhart speaking about his research using low tunnels for season extension in Minnesota. In addition, a number of experienced growers from around Minnesota will dis- cuss their experiences using high tunnels and other season extension techniques. They include: Glenn Hill from the MN Food Association, Sandy Dietz of Whitewater Gardens in Altura, and Mark Boen from Bluebird Gardens near Fergus Falls. The day will also include a "Marketing to Schools" panel of producers and school district food service buyers, organized by Stephanie Heim, Farm to School Coordinator for the University of Minnesota Extension. Robin Martinek, NRCS Agronomist, will update and answer questions about the federal EQIP high tunnel funding program. Kelley Belina, SWROC Research Fellow, will describe their research in extended season organic veg- etable production and lead a tour of SWROC's new high tunnels. So if you are you interest- ed in learning about low- input methods of growing produce earlier in the spring and later in the fall, please join us on Thursday, April 7! Registration is at 8:30 am and the program begins at 8:55 am. There is a fee, which includes refreshments, lunch, and handouts. Registration forms are avail- able on line at http://swroc. or by calling 507-752-7372. Please pre- register before Wednesday, March 30. Season Extension Day is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC), University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA), the Minnesota North Central Region- Sustainable Agriculture and Education Program (NCR- SARE), the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), Rural Advantage, and the St. Peter Food Co-op and Deli. For more informa- tion call 507-752-7372. Spring sports begin Above: Track coach Steve LeBoutillier talked to the boys and girls track teams about the USD track meet. Below: The boys and girls golf team practiced indoors Monday afternoon, the first golf meet will be held April 5 at Slayton for the girls. Properties --- From page 1 The Annual Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting will be held April l l, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the Walnut Grove City Office building in the council room. Discussion was held on 'the sale of the properties the city purchased at the tax for- feiture sale in October. The city will sell the following properties by sealed bid on May 9, 2011. 94-200-0100 (25' lot on the east end of Main Street), 94-200-2000 (431 Main Street) and 94-568-0700 (9th Street at the end of Main). The per- sons with the high bids on each property would also be responsible for the cost of transferring the deed to their name. There will be no min- imum bid requirement and the city council reserves the right to reject any or all bids. The council approved the minutes for the Feb. 14, 2011 regular meeting and the Feb. 22, 2011 Special Fire and Ambulance Meeting. The council approved Claims #32861 through #32952. Buys_ Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 Westbrook VFW Club remodeled By Jesslca Nodlng The Westbrook VFW (Veteran's of Foreign Wars) Club post 5098, has been serving Westbrook and the surrounding communities for over 60 years. Throughout that time, they have been dedicated to the people serving our country and community by raising money for several community- based pro- grams such as, the Westbrook Veterans Memorial, school scholarships, and the Westbrook Area Volunteers,(WAV). In 2010, the members of the VFW decided that it was time for a new kitchen. "The new kitchen is much more convenient," commented VFW Manager Judy Schoborg. Before the remodel, the kitchen was located near the front door. This caused congestion,especially during the Steak Fry that is cur- rently held every third Saturday. The new kitchen is now located near the back of the building so people can get in and out easier. They also took the old kitchen space and created a new walk -in and display cooler. The last time the building was remolded was back in the 1970's. Judy and the VFW members could not be more pleased with the new space. This kitchen has already been used for several parties and two Steak Fry nights. The VFW will be hosting an Open House Saturday, April 2nd. Sandwiches and chips will be served along with happy hour from 3:30pm to 9:30pm. Everyone at the VFW hopes that this new space will help them serve the Westbrook community better. Is i Westbrook VFW members working diligently during the Steak Fry which is held every third Saturday of the month. INSULATION Closed cell spray foam insulation Loose fill insulation for your attic Fiberglass cut to fit unfaced batts up to 8 feet wide Fiberglass cut to fit bagged batts up Sorav to 8 feet wide E # Blown in blanket system with R Foam value of 4.2 per inch Insulation Matt Wahl Visit us at: I! Cell: 507/828-7265 I il ! [r'. 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