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! COTTONWOOD COUNTY EXTENSION t Ag Stag WESTBROOK --- The Westbrook Young Mens Club put on their annual Stag and teed last Friday night at the Westbrook Community Center. After the meal those who stayed were able to play various games. The event is sponsored by area business persons. ST Photo. Tingling fingers may be carpal tunnel syndrome Discomfort in the hands may be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). This condition, characlerized by pain, numbness Pack 9 wins top award at Scout 0 Rama . . . NEW ULM -- Scouts from Pack 9 participated in the annual SCOut O Rama show in the New UIm mall last Saturday. The pack demonstrated assembly of winter survival kits. The pack received a blue ribbon and also was selected as best display of the show. Above Josh Van Meveren and Bradley Cohrs worked on one of the kits. Below are Henry Erickson, Lance Klasse, Brad Cohrs, Nathan Pederson, Jeff Merchant, Josh Olsem, Jason Kirchner and Juhhl Riddell. Also three of the boys placed among the 12 finalist out of 70 pinewood derby contestants. They were Lance Klasse, Jeff Merchant and Josh Van Meveren. ST Photos. "," ~,m,d and tingling of the thumb, index, middle and inner side of the ring finger, is caused by compression of the median nerve which passes through a narrow tunnel on the palm side of the wrist. Nerve compression can occur because of inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis, wrist injuries and repetitive work-related activities. Carpal tunnel syndrome is treated by splinting, injections and surgery. To receive a free brochure, telephone the Arthritis Foundation at 1-800-333-1380. Twin Cities residents should use 874-1201. The Arthritis Foundation- Minnesota Chapter provides statewide programs of information and education and funds research in many education and health centers. by Jim Christensen I University of Minnesota's new apple is 'Explosively Crisp' Home gardeners in northern states may well t'md it difficult to resist planting a new apple cultivar released this spring by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. One reason is that its name--Honeycrisp-- is so alluringly,yet, accurately, descriptive. "It's explosively crisp," says David Bedford of Honeycrisp. , Bedford, a University of Minnesota research scientist who works on the experiment station's fruit improvement effort, thinks Honeycrisp's future will be bright. He notes that consumer demand for I more variety in produce is reflected in the new kinds of apples now being sold in supermarkets: Braeburn, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Jonagold, Mutsu. These cultivars might not have the deep red color of Delicious, but they do have flavor. Honeycrisp, Bedford says, deserves a place among them. Honeycrisp fills a niche that's been vacant for Minnesota growers, who have needed a high- quality dessert apple that ripens before such late-ripening cultivars as Fireside, Haralson, Keepsake, and Regent (which were all developed by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station), yet stores well. Honeycrisp's flavor is sweet and mildly aromatic. Its texture is exceptionally crisp and juicy, somewhat like that of Honeygold, another University of Minnesota cultivar and one of its parents. The color of the skin is solid to mottled red over yellow. Although Honeycrisp can be harvested from September 15 to October 10 in the St. Paul- Minneapolis area, the optimum harvest date is during the fourth week of September. Since the fruit ripens evenly and holds on the tree well, it can be picked all at once or bit by bit. Honeycrisp keeps well in refrigerated storage until late February. In winter storage tests, it was rated equal or superior to Delicious, Haralson, Honeygold, Keepsake, McIntosh and Regent in flavor and texture. At Excelsior, Minnesota, just west of the Twin Cities, trees of Honeycrisp have borne fruit annually without thinning and the fruit has been of good size-- averaging 3-1/4 inches in diameter- -despite heavy cropping. The trees have shown little winter injury over the past seven years, and Bedford thinks Honeycrisp will prove to be about as cold hardy as Honeygold. Honeycrisp blooms in the early-to-middle pan of the apple-flowering period and produces pollen that fertilizes a number of other apple cultivars. Although apple scab and cedar apple rust lesions have been found on Honeycrisp leaves, these diseases were readily controlled with a standard spray program. Honeycrisp is also susceptible to fireblight. Honeycrisp is patented, with propagation royalties going to support more research at the University of Minnesota. A number of nurseries and garden centers in Minnesota will sell trees of Honeycrisp this spring. Several Serving starting at 5:30 p.m. Walnut Grove American Legion Club Grilled 8 oz. steak, baked potato, cloe slaw, garlic bread, coffee. All for $6.00 'Back to the 60"s' FRIDAY NIGHT, APRIL 12 50c Hamburger 20c Cone 50c Malts 30c French Fries "45c Sundae 35c Bottle of Coke Bowling - 50c a line 11 1 Westbrook, MN. i I i I ' Something new this year!! ,j de ii Hospita/ Auxi#ary swordsman, poet Supper .d romantic. J a Misc. Everyone needs a little romance in Sale thet, live I/ 1 i, 1/g SATURDAY, APRIL 20 You" love every character in "this ! " at Westbrook Community Center heroiC comedx ! ,#Z Supper - 5.30 - 7.00 TH-ffRSDAY, &PRI]L, 18th, 1 p.m. at Walnut Grove Hot chicken sandwich, potato salad, pie, Ice cream, beverage SATURDAY. APRIl, 20th, 8 p.m. at Walnut Grove Misc. Sale - 7:00 p.m. SUNDAY, APRIL 21st, 2 p.m. at Westbrook MONDAY, APRIL 22nd, I p.m. at Westbrook Wide variety of Items to be auctioned off. Drawing to be held. Adults $2.50 Students $1.50 Proceeds go to hospital. Sponsored by Presented by Westbrook, Walnut Grove High School Westbrook Hospital Auxiliary I I I I i I SENTINEL & TRIBUNE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN o Wednesday, April 10, mail order nurseries are also selling trees, and interested persons may get a list of these firms by writing to Honeycrisp, Department of Horticultural Science, 305 Alderman Hall, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Mn 55108- 1011. Using the Land Environmental issues special number 1 The Corn Belt, including Cottonwood County, contains some of the best and most productive soils in the world. These predominantly prairie soils were developed over hundreds of thousands of years, depending on the timing and presence of glaciers. Native prairie grasses grew vigorously during the spring and summer, would die in the fall, and would spring to life again the next year. The soil surface was always protected by growing plants or plant residue from the impact of raindrops and wind erosion. The system which worked very well for thousands of years has been seriously disrupted by our farming practices the last one hundred years, with the majority of damage occurring during the last 30 years since mechanization has allowed farmers to grow row crops under intensive tillage. But with congratulations to our farmers, I'm pleased to see a rapid turn around in the tilla that are becoming on area farmers. Many are going away from plowing and other earth tillage. I estimate that percent of the farmers practicing some tillage effort on th percentage increases each As technology brought ! the intensive row technology is also options that allow us to the land, Chisel till, in some cases, no till practices are being implemented. New farm is being designed to last years crop minimal tillage effort. herbicides control weeds product per acre being W th these innovations, exposed to the impact water erosion. With driving force in today's it's great to see prol conservation go hand One of the most environmental time was made by Chief namesake of the great Washington state, Franklin Pierce children what we have children, that earth is our Whatever befalls the the sons of the earth. Man( weave the web of life, he a strand in iL" You cannot own the here for you to use and the next generation. Teens can learn about biking, community service at 4-H As Minnesota teenagers get their bikes ready for spring, they might consider attending the Minnesota Pedal Power Camp, sponsored by Minnesota 4-H Youth Development. The camp will be held June 5-9 at Camp Lincoln near Nisswa. The program appeals to both urban and rural youth, and participants do not need to be 4-H members. The 11 to 17 year old participants lean about bike maintenance and safety and take bike trips. But the camp is more than biking activities, according to Cynthia MeArthur, director of the University of Minnesota Community Bicycle Safety Project. The program encourages campers to do a community service project when they return home. Past participants have formed bike clubs, initiated bike-to-school days, organized bike trips and rallies, educated motorists and other bikers about safety and lobbied for bike paths or paved shoulders. To put these plans intO participants learn to local police departmentS, ! officials and civic Biking is a popular McArthur says, young people have using them. They need on basic maintenance, driving skills, and this fits; with the experiential, of 4-H learning. Also, we develop leadership skills can pass along their others." Cost for the five-day $120.00. Bike-related and interested encouraged campers. Older teena biking and w.achin apply for positions as Counselors. For more register for Pedal Power contact Elaine Harder Cottonwood'County Minnesota Extension call 831-4022. Westbrook, MN, 6:00 p.m. Dinner * Door Prizes * Games Tickets available in your or at the door. For both and non members. Dowray, MN. Front Bar Specials 6:00 to 9:.00 p.m. MEN.: Mexican Food Night Taco's - He]p yourself - 50C ea. TUES.: Fish Special - An you can eat. $4.95 (prepared with no cholesterol frying off) WED.: IX)TTO & DAILY 3 Steak & Toast w/one s de- THURS.: Chicken & R/b Special baked potato, salad, choice of dressing - FRI.: 4 to 6 p.m. - Ladies Drinks - 1/2 price Free horlldoeuvre's for everyone 6:00 until (Spectals subject to change - substitutes extra)