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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Communl Wednesday, March 31, 2004 MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO March 30, 1994 Walnut Grove ambulance squad members attended a meeting Wednesday night to see a demonstration of Space Labs' portable defribillators. WWG Chargers were defeated in their second game of the MN State Basketball Tournament by St. Agnes, 66-53. The ABC Quilt Project has been selected to represent the state of Minnesota's FLA-FHA 1994 Community Service Awards. The project will now be sent to National Headquarters to compete. TWENTY YEARS AGO March 30, 1984 The Annual Farm-City Appreciation Day was once again successful. The Walnut Grove Community Club prepared pancakes and sausages for a large crown. Entertainment was fur- nished by Darlow Foster and Darrell Larson. Girls and Boys Staters have been selected by the American Legion: Sue Doubler and Mark Boerboom are the Girls and Boys State Representatives and Patty Rys and Dean Baumann were chosen as alternates. Elverne and Laura Ziemke were honored at a banquet and ceremony at the U of M as Murray Co. Outstanding Farm Family of the Year. The Ziemke's farm in Holly Township. THIRTY YEARS AGO March 28, 1974 In a freak accident, a dri- verless car hit 2 cars, then jumped the curb and crashed into the front of the Red Owl Store, breaking 2 windows. Apparently, the car was left running and slipped into reverse. Harry Blawa has announced he will be open- ing a typewriter cleaning and repair shop in the Saelens Service building. Members of the Walnut Grove high school senior class accompanied by Mr. Douglass and Mr. Fitzgerald, were at the Faribault school yesterday to tour the school. Mary Jo Olson, is shown moments after she was sworn in by Winona post- master Terry Meyer, at Ostrander, as her husband Jef looks on. New postmaster sworn in at Ostrander By Charlie Warner Spring Valley Tribune Number seven just might be Mary Jo Olson's lucky number. Last Friday when she was sworn in as the new postmaster in Ostrander, the bustling little community in western Fillmore County became the seventh post office she has worked at. Olson has been serving as the interim postmaster since Janice Schwinefus retired last year. She became the official postmaster when longtime friend and former boss. Terry Meyer. performed the swearing in ceremony during an open house on Friday. Olson's husband. Jef who is a pastor at United Methodist Church in Stewartville, held the Bible while his wife took the oath of office. Olson has worked United States Postal for 15 years. Her fit! tion was in Trac): is located in the ern corner of the then moved to Wis.. and from Winona. where she with Meyer. who is master there. The Olsons' neXt was North Carolina, Mary Jo worked  Durham and offices. From there, back to Minnesota. Jef pastor at the Church in S Mary Jo went to post office in Olsons live in Olson, who has working at the Post Office for months now. said she the small-town feel friendly Ostrander Post rural patrons and holders. Jerry the mail carrier Ostrander rural well as a rural mail with the Spring Office. Carol Kohn the postmaster By Sandy Anderson New edibles for 2004 Some new vegetables for 2004: Bean Goldito, a bush yellow wax bean that pro- duces many 5 inch pods. The beans have a subtle, buttery flavor. Carrot Round Romeo, is a bite-sized, round carrot with deep orange color and sweet flavor. Cantaloupe Breakfast Longkeeper, produces fruit with a sweet, light orange flesh and keeps fresh longer than other cantaloupe. Cauliflower Citrus, has a light orange color to add color to vegetable dishes. Cucumber Little Tyke, is a baby cucumber with 3 inch cukes having a mild flavor and small seed cavity. Melothria Cuca-melon, produces light green, 1 inch fruits with crunch white flesh. Tastes like a cucumber with a touch of melon. Vines grow 15 feet Pepper Red Knight X3R, is a disease resistant bell pepper with heavy, blocky fruits and rich, sweet taste. Squash Jaspee de Vendee, is a winter squash with sweet orange flesh. Keeps well Sunshine Hybrid W'mter Squash is a red Kobacha- type winter squash with a sweet nutty flavor. Tomato Glory, has large red fruits that are juicy and flavorful Tomato Legend, has glossy red fruits that has good disease resistance Tomato Marcellino, is a cherry tomato with long clusters of round, dark red fruits Tomato Orange Blossom, has colorful orange juicy fruit with a sweet mild flavor Watermelon Solitaire, is a seedless watermelon bear- ing petite fruit perfect for small servings Where can you find the region's best cancer care? WALNUT GROVE NEWS Teri Herder 859-5402 Mark and Kay Koblegard were Saturday afternoon visitors at the home of Margie Bakken. Margie Bakken attend- ed the baptism of her great- grandson, Lucas Vesey, Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Windom. Following the bap- tism she attended the bap- tismal reception and the llth birthday party of another great-grandson, Ryan Vesey, at the home of Paul and Tami Vesey. Additional guests were Travis and Tanya Herder- Davis, Jarett and Jerome, Dave and Nancy Herder of Renville, Jim and Teri Herder-Blahnik, Dixie and Everett Vesey of Iowa, and several other cousins from Iowa. Margie Bakken visited Rodney and Anne Nackerud on Monday morning. Steven DeSmith and Melinda and Eric, Brainerd, were Friday through Monday guests at the home of Dorothy DeSmith. Rosemary and Mary Valentine, Coon Rapids, were weekend guests at the home of Meribel Steiner. Dick and Lucille Bruns visited relatives Sunday at the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda. and Joyee Alcorn recently returned home to Walnut Grove from an Amtrack trip to Washington D.C., Hendersonville, TN, San Antonio, TX and Littleton, CO. During their trip they visited Bill Alcorn and family in Hendersonville, John and Madeline Brown in San Antonio and Don Alcorn and family in Littleton. Find us on the Web at www.lyon- Hearing Aid Sales & Service Repairs on all makes and models. FREE Hearing Aid Cleaning! All hearing tests will be conducted by a MN Certified Audiologist who han- dles most digital and computer programmable hearing aids. FRANK PACOVSKY PROFESSIONAL HEARING AID4ERVICE 16 Years Experience Minnesota Care and Medical Assistance Recipients Welcome Walk-ins welcome. For appt. call toll free 1-888-373-6038. Dr. Pabst Office at Mt. Lake - Thursdays 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. St. James Health Services - Clinic Hospital -Mon. from 1 - 4 p.m. Transportation meeting sched Tr a n s p o rta The Southwest Regional Development Commission Transportation Committee and the District 7 and 8 Area Transportation Partnerships invite the pub- lic to a transportation meet- ing to be held on Monday, April 5, 2004. The meeting is being held at the Center for Regional Development, located at 2401 Broadway .avenue in Slayton. The Transportation Committee will meet from &00 pm to 6:00 pm to review the SRDC Transportation Work Program. At 6:00 pro, review/questions/corn ments on the Area Transportation Partnership 8 draft Area Improvement and Area Partnership 7 will begin. 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