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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COM00v [UNITY Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Page 7 MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS Lanoue - Pie00:a,ski wedding TEN YEARS AGO March 28, 2001 Last Saturday night the Community Club held a spa- ghetti dinner to .raise money to help Kelsey Robinson defray the cost of training for the 2004 Olympic Games. Over 250 people attended the event. This year WWG will be teaming up with RRC in baseball. They will be coached by Bryce Pack and Jeff Shaner of RRC. They have been practicing indoor for their upcoming season. MN Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer met on March 20 with high school pages serving the State Legislature. Steph Carter of Walnut Grove was among the participants visiting with Sec. Kiffmeyer. TWENTY YEARS AGO March 27, 1991 Jacob Mathiason, son of Dr. Bruce and Thea Mathiason, won first place in the Regional Science Fair and has been invited to attend the State Science Fair to be held in Bemidji in April. Members of the basketball team and cheerleaders from WWG High School visited the WWG Middle School in Walnut Grove during Personal Development class on Tuesday. The high school- ers spoke on sportsmanship, self esteem, and other sub- jects that help one become a better student, person, and citizen. An article in the Minneapolis Tribune in February informed music enthusiasts of Billy Alcorn and his new group, The Janglers, are performing at Gregory's Supper Club in Bloomington. Also in the band is former Walnut Grovite Dan Lund, son of Patty and Skelly Lund, and a Tracy native, Gary Rue. Billy Alcorn is the son of Bob and Joyce Alcorn of Walnut Grove. THIRTY YEARS AGO March 26, 1981 Firemen were called to the Kerry Knakmuhs residence south of town Friday after- noon when a trash fire burned out of control. Later that day, they responded to a grass fire west of town. Monday night a trash fire at the Mike Van De Wiele farm north of town spread to a nearby grove. All three fires were extinguished in short order by the firemen. Mr. and Mrs. John Hansen of Walnut Grove were hon- ored on the occasion of their 25th anniversary last Friday evening at the Dovray Manor. Their children hosted the event. Track practice started two weeks ago with thirty-one students turning out for the team. Coach G-reg Mclver reports there is a higher num- ber of boys on the team than there are girls. "Exploring Comics" Class An intergenerational "Exploring Comics" class is offered through a partnership between the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council (MAFAC) and the Marshall-Lyon County Library. Local artist, writer, and teacher Dan Wahl will lead this fun exploration  of comics and graphic novels (narratives using images to help tell the story). Participants will learn about this enjoyable art form through reading, discussion, and small writing and draw- ing projects. No drawing ability is required. "Exploring Comics" is open to ages 13 and up, and will meet at 6:00 pm on Tuesdays from April 5 to May 10 in the library base- ment. There is a fee for this class. The Friends of the Library are offering scholar- ships for up to ten teens (ages 13-19). Those interested in scholarships should contact Teen Services Librarian Lacey Louwagie (LaceyL@ marshalllyonlibrary.org). To register for the class, contact the MAFAC Arts Center (mafac@starpoint.net, 532- 5463). ASSESSMENT NOTICE State of Minnesota I County of Redwood NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION OF THE CITY OF WALNUT GROVE IN REDWOOU COUNTY, MINNESOTA, SHALL MEET AT THE CLERK'S OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTER AT 7:00- 7:30 PM, ON MONDAY, THE I ITH OF APRII.,2OII.THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING IS TO DENTINE WHETHER TAXABLE PROPERTY IN THE JURISDICTION OF SAID Off FOR THE YEAR 2011 HAS BEEN PROPERLY VALUED AND CLASSIFIED BY THE ASSES- SOR, AND TO DETEINE WHETHER CORRECTIONS NEED TO BE MADE IF YOU BEUEVE THE VALUE OR CLASSIFICATION OF YOUR PROPERTY IS INCORRECT, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ASSESSOR'S OffICE AT 507/637-4008 TO DISCUSS YOUR CONCERNS. IF YOU ARE STILL NOT SATISFIED WiTH THE VAWATION OR CLASSIFICATION ASTER DISCUSSING IT WITH YOUR ASSESSOR, YOU HAY APPEAR BEFORE THE LOCAL BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION. THE BOARD SHALL REVIEW THE VALUATION, CLASSIFICATION, OR BOTH IF NECESSARY, AND SHALL CORRECT IT AS NEEDED. AN APPEARANCE BEFORE OUR LOCAL BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUAUZATION IS REQUIRED BY LAW BEFORE AN APPEAL CAN BE TAKEN TO THE COUNTY BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION. See a specialist here at home GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 14TH DAY OF MARCH, 2011. PAULA MCGARVEY CLERK OF THE CITY OF WALNUT GROVE NOTE ACCORDING TO MINNESOTA STATE STATUTE 274.03: THE CLERK SHALL GIVE AT LEAST TEN DAYS POSTED NOTICE OF THE TIME AND PLACE OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION, BUT THE FAILURE TO GIVE SUCH NOTICE OR HOLD SUCH MEETING SHALL NOT VITIATE ANY ASSESSMEN1 EXCEPT AS TO THE EXCESS OVEB THE MABKET VALUE OF THE PROPERTY. Maria Lanoue, daughter of Jeffrey and Lynelle Lanoue of Carlos, and Mitchell Piekarski, son of Terrence and Debra Piekarski of Glenwood, were married August 21, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria. Pastor Steve Binsfield officiated the cere- mony. A reception and dance followed at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Jennifer Skoog, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Mary Gervais, Katie Siemonsma, and Kimberly Roggatz, cousins of the bride, and Kara Brackett, Tara Stevens, and Natalie Treschak, friends of the cou- ple. Rebekah Gibson, cousin of the bride, served as per- sonal attendant. Celia Millar- Piekarski, niece of the groom, served as flower girl. Patrick Piekarski, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen include Matthew Lanoue, brother of the bride, and Mark Majerus, Jeffrey Paulzine, George Guggisberg, Benjamin Brown, and Nathan Paulzine, friends of the couple. Adam Skoog, nephew of the bride, served as ring bearer. Ushers include Chad Benson, Doug Rot, Derek Holten, and Nicholas Swartz, friends of the couple. After a honeymoon in Maui, the couple resides in Moorhead. BBB warns against sneaky srnighl00ag seams targeting cell pfione users A new month means a new seam, this one targeting cell phone users. Like traditional "phishing," "smishing" schemers often pose as finan- cial institutions or sweep- stakes organizations. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is urging consumers to be wary of any text mes- sages they receive asking them to follow up immedi- ately in regard to frozen bank or credit card accounts - or cash prizes. Victims of these seams are often asked to call a toll-free number and provide informa- tion, such as their debit card or account number and pass- word, to a fake automated system. Victims have com- plained they have received text messages claiming their bank account is frozen with a toll free number they're sup- posed to call to clear things up. "These hackers are look- ing for you to respond with vital information that can ultimately lead to identity theft," said Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau. "In cases of the lottery "smish- ing" seam, hackers want you to wire them money before Investors Choice Financial Services Inc. wvvvz.investors-choice, corn 1-800-472-6495 2648 Broadway Ave. Slaon, MN 244 W. Main Marshall, MN Financial Advisors: Carla Goedtke, RFC, CSA 8 James Goedtke, RFC, CSA Client Services Representatives: Morgan Beckmann, Sydney Carlson, Tara Einck 8 Angela Johnson Securities offered through American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC Advisory Services through American Portfolios Advisors, Inc. an SEC Registered Investment Advisor Investors Choice Financial Services Inc. i.v independent t?t,4P and APAI  88524 receiving your 'prize,' which is one of the biggest red flags of a seam." Text messages such as "Win cash now!" and "Short on cash? Reply here!" are all hallmarks of lottery or sweepstakes seams. Many of these messages come with embedded links that can ulti- mately spread viruses to the phone if the user clicks on them. The Better Business Bureau advises consumers to do the following if they sus- pect they are being targeted by a "smishing" seam. Don't take the bait. Scammers are preying on victims' fears and greed. Don't play along. If the mes- sage you receive has a link in it, never click it. Many schemers use this as way to spread a viral attack on your phone. Report the text immedi- ately. If you believe you have fallen victim to a "smishing" bank seam, call your bank. They'll be able to assist you if your account information has been com- promised. Call your cell-phone pro- vider. Your cell phone pro- vider should be able to block the number, as well as any premium text messages. Do your research. If you believe you have fallen vic- tim to a "smishing" lottery sweepstakes seam, contact the BBB directly to confirm the legitimacy of the text message and to report your experience so that others can be warned. Contact the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC works to help prevent fraudulent activity in the marketplace. File a complaint with the FTC by calling 1-877-HELE For more advice from BBB on identity seams, visit www.bbb.org. CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6136 I - 800-410-1859 WALNUT GROVE SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES April 4-8, 2011 Senior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday. Monday: Pork chops/gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, da sert " Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, des- sert Wednesday: CA medley, soup, turkey sandwich, dessert Thursday: Spaghetti, garlic bread, lettuce salad, dessert Friday: Fish/bun, scalloped potatoes, baked corn, des, sert For reservations call 859-2133 one day in advance. Senior Dining is a joint partnership of your community and Lutheran Social Services, funded, in part, under the Older Americans Act. COUNTRY VIEW WEEKLY By Kim Rolling Exec. Director/Nurse Manager Another shot of winter hit us with a bang, but it should turn around and warm up again to feel more like the spring weather that it's sup- posed to be like! The bus ride to Marshall had to be cancelled for Wednesday, but was resched- uled for Monday due to the snow and slippery road con- ditions. Other activities for the week have included PoKeNo, J-I-N-G-O, BINGO, SkipBo, Wii, Bible Study, Bone Builders, Stretching with Ashlee, Root Beer Floats and Rummy. The 500 card tournament was held on Monday with Shirley Lorenz being declared the winner. Shirley took home a gift bag of treats and other items which was donated by "anonymous." It's always a nice treat to have items donated for games and such. Eileen Elias celebrated her birthday with all of the tenants by bringing in a cake for coffee time. Upcoming events and activities will include the tenant meeting on Wednesday morning and the bus ride to Marshall on Monday afternoon along with all of the regularly scheduled activities. April birthdays are Doris Maas Grinde on the 2nd, Lavema Cohrs on the 6th and Shirley Lorenz on the 10th. Please be sure to extend good wishes to all of them. That's the news from the country. Get outdoors and enjoy the weather. SRDC Transportation committee and public information meeting The Southwest Regional Development Commission (SRDC) Transportation Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. and is being held at the CRD Office Board Room, 2401 Broadway Avenue, Slayton, MN, The agenda topics will be the SRDC Transportation Work Program for FY 2012, ATP Expectations of the SRDC's Transportation Committee's Role in the ATP Process, and Overview/Status of the 2011 Local Transit Coordination Plan. The Public Information meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm on April 4th at the same location. It is sponsored by the SRDC and Area Transportation Partnerships (ATP) 7 and 8. The purpose of the public information meeting is to review and comment on projects that are in the draft Area Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP) scheduled for federal funding for the next four years. The public is invited to review and comment on both projects that are identified in the draft ATIP as well as ask about projects that have not been identified. Project categories for federal funding include: Transit buses, Roads and Bridges, Safety, and Transportation Enhancements Come and help provide comment on these transportation projects and learn what projects are scheduled for future funding. If questions contact Annette Bair, SRDC Physical Development Director at 507/836-1631 or by email at phydev@swrdc.org. CardioLogy Marian Petrasko, MD, PhD April 5 General Surgery Tim Bakatakos, MD April 14 Michael Schneider, MD April 11, 25 Orthopedics Joyce Tarbet, MD April 1 To schedule your appointment today, call 15071 274-6121 sanfordwestbrook.org SANF0000RD" Westbrook 188187