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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Page 6 GLANCES 1N THE PAST Charlene TEN YEARS AGO April 25, 2001 Last Thursday MN novelist Faith Sullivan visited the high school and spoke to Mrs. Enstad's novels class. She also visited with students in grades K-8 in Walnut Grove and elementary students in Westbrook. Abby Knott, Alex Johnson, Jordon Dick, and Stephanie Bartholomew won medals at the Science Fair in Mankato. Abby and Alex won gold medals; Jordon and Stephanie won silver medals. TWENTY YEARS AGO April 24, 1991 Tim Fowler will participate in the Class A Speech Tournament to be held Friday at Forest Lake High School. Tim placed second at Region II competition held in St. James last Saturday night. David Rupp cried the auc- tion last Saturday night at the Community Center. The auc- tion and supper brought in $2800 for the hospital. Helping the cause were $24 pies, $13 jams, and $17 a dozen eggs. David VanHecke, a Concordia College Moorhead senior, was one of a select group of students who partic- ipated in the reading of their published prose and poetry at the Cryrus Running Art Gallery. Van Hecke's story was published in AFTERWORK the Concordia College Literary Magazine. THIRTY YEARS AGO April 23, 1981 The appearance of 17 third grade parents at last Thursday school board meeting required the board to shift the meeting to the lunchroom. The group was instrumental in convincing the board to adapt a plan for the 1981-82 school, calling for 11 elemen- tary teachers. Two new filings for school board have been received by Clerk Howard Erickson. Jerome Cohrs and Larry Anderson have filed for the position that is open. Barbara Kopperud, a senior at Concordia College in Moorhead, will present a vocal recital on Saturday eve- ning, April 25, at the Hvidsten Hall of Music. Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process Announced Linda Stuckenbroker, County Executive Director for USDA Farm Service Agency in Watonwan and Cottonwood Counties announced the establishment of a process to resolve the claims of Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who assert that they were discriminated against when seeking the U.S. Department of Agriculture farm loans. "USDA will announce the opening of the claims period .ia the summer of 2011 that wiit last for 180 days" said Stuckenbroker. In connec- tion with the announcement community based organiza- tions, stakeholders and part- ners that provide services to Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers are encouraged to inform potential clients about the Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers claims process. Linda said "the claims pro- cess offers a streamlined alternative to litigation and provides at least $1.33 billion in compensation, plus up to $160 million in farm debt relief, to eligible Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers." The program provides up to $50,000 for each Hispanic or woman farmer who can show that USDA denied them a loan or loan servicing for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000, according to a press release from USDA. Hispanic or female farmers who provide additional proof and meet other requirements can receive a $50,000 reward. Successful claimants are also eligible for funds to pay the taxes on their awards and for forgiveness of certain existing USDA loans, accord- ing to the press release. There are no filing fees or other costs to claimants to partici- pate in the program. Participation is voluntary and individuals who opt not to participate are not precluded by the program from filing a complaint in court according to Stuckenbroker's remarks. Individuals interested in participating in the claims process may register to receive a claims package by calling 1-888-508-4429 or on line at University Pastor The Rev. Charlene Cox, who has an extensive back- ground in campus ministry, has been appointed as University Pastor and will join the staff of the Chapel of the Resurrection in mid- July. Cox will succeed the Rev. Darlene Grega who pio- neered the role of ELCA ministry leader and whose April 2010 death was recently remembered during a memorial service at the chapel. The Rew Phyllis Kersten has served as inter- im pastor during the 2010- 2011 academic year, Cox's appointment comes on the heels of the appoint- merit of the Rev. Brian T. Johnson as Executive Director of Campus Ministries at Valparaiso University. In accordance with recommendations from the Provost's Task Force on Campus Ministries at Valparaiso University, Johnson will direct and supervise campus ministries at Valpo pri_marily through the leadership, management and coordination of three units: the Chapel of the Resurrection, the soon-to-be constituted Institute for Leadership and Service (which will include the present Center for Church Vocations), and the Center for Church Relations (now known as the Office of Church Relations). l, " "V " ! Valparmso Um erslty s campus ministries are newly organized in a way that will open up many innovative programming possibilities, since the new organization will allow for easy and cre- ative collaboration around three primary units that used to be separate," Provost Mark Scbwebn said. "We will always think of worship in the cl as the center of campus ministi'y. The Center for Church Vocations and the Center for Church Relations will now be able to coordinate their work and the chapel's work in creative ways. n Cox joins the Valparaiso University community after having served the past two years as Campus Pastor at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, From 2004 to 2009, Cox served as Campus Pastor at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. She has prior experi- ence as Campus Pastor for University Lutheran Ministry at Illinois State University from 1997-2000. "Pastor Cox will bring to Valparaiso University rare combinations of experience and enthusiasm, passion for liturgy and love for preach- ing, and a commitment to relational ministry with a rooted Lutheran identity and an openness to diversity," Johnson said. "We pray for God's blessings as she will soon join the gifted Chapel of the Resurrection staff at a time of excitement and momentum." Cox was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, at Grace Lutheran Church, Westbrook on June 30, 1991, after earning her Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., earlier that year. She earned a Master of Sacred Theology from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania in 2008. Cox received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1987. She is a Westbrook High School graduate and the daughter of Vera Raehuy and the late Melvin Rachuy. Cox will work collabora- tively in chapel ministry alongside the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod University Pastor, the Rev. James Wetzstein, and the entire chapel staff. "Part of what drew me to Valpo is thatValpo is trying to model how to do some- thing different," Cox said. "After hearing President Mark Heckler's concept that we must move beyond hos- pitality and embrace a table large and wide and fully include all voices in faith and the search for truth, I'm very excited to be a part of an institution and academic community with such a cen- tral focus." Cox will begin her duties at Valpo m mid-July, Schwehn said. Johnson will begin his service to Valpo on June 6. "Pastor Cox's appoint- ment along with Pastor Johnson's bring experience and energy to campus min- istries that position Valparaiso University for leadership in areas of cam- pus ministries across the country," Schwehn said. "Both Brian and Charlene bring with them an under- standing of creative pastoral care and great leadership skills." SCHOOL MENU May 2-6, 2011 Monday: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy, veg- etables/dip, fruit, bread, milk Tuesday: Chili dog/bun, baked beans, carrot sticks, fruit, milk Wednesday: Pepperoni sausage sandwich pockets, green beans, sandwich, carrot sticks, fruit, bread, milk Thursday: Lasagna, garlic bread, lettuce salad, carrot sticks, fruit, milk Friday: Chicken fillet/bun, potato, carrot sticks, fruit, milk COLLEGE SMSU graduation set for May 7 Seven hundred and five bachelor's, master's and associate degree candidates are scheduled to graduate May 7 from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn. The 43rd commencement exercises, will start at 10 a.m. in the Recreation/Athletic Facility on campus. The class of 2011 includes students who will graduate with honors. They are indi- cated as follows: *Cum Laude 3.30-3.49 grade- point-average); **Magna Cum Laude 3.50-3.79); and ***Summa Cum Laude 3.80-4.0.) A 3.0 average is a grade of 'B' and a 4.0 is a grade of'A.' Graduates from the area include: Currie-Ashley Marie Buysse*** (BS in Early Childhood Education); Rebecca Mac Gervais (BA in Biology); Meghan Lindberg* (BS in Com Arts & Lit/ Secondary Educ-English); Stacie Kay Sweetman (BS in Management); Jeffers-KayLee Shanae Ryker*** (BS in Culinology); Milroy-Brian M. Swalboski (BS in Management); Revere-Danielle Lea Berg*** (BS in Accounting) Walnut Grove-Kia Yang (BS in JusticeAdministration) Westbrook-Stephanie Lane Comnick** (BS in Elementary Education); Suellen Dusek*** (BS in Social Work) WESTBROOK SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES May 2-6, 2011 Senior Nutrition Services serving at the Westbrook Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. each operating day. Monday: Hamburger tomato casserole, one cup salad, corn, cookie, bread, milk Tuesday: Lemon pepper fish, baked potato, creamed carrots, pie, bread, milk Wednesday: Ham, scal- loped potatoes, CA reg., fluff cocktail, bread, milk Thursday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes/gravy, mixed veg., gelatin poke cake, dinner roll, milk Friday: Mandarin chicken salad, flesh fruit, lettuce salad/dressing, muffin, milk For reservations call Angie at 274-6583 by noon one day in advance. You may also call the Tracy kitchen at 1-866-985-8512. Lutheran Social Services is funded in part under the Older Americans Act under contract with the Southwest Agency on Aging. DNR Question Q: Woodpeckers can be seen mistaking the side of a house for a tree occa- sionally. Why is this? Is there anything homeown- ers can do to keep the birds from drilling a hole in their homes? A: Woodpeckers drill holes in the side of homes for sev- eral reasons. Sometimes they are after insects and larvae found in and under the home's siding. Other times woodpeckers are pecking to attract a mate, make a hole for a nesting spot or to establish a terri- tory. There are some effec- tive techniques for discour- aging woodpeckers. Bird scare tape or bird scare bal- loons are two helpful prod- ucts, and can be purchased at stores that sell bird feed. The DNR also has a packet containing helpful tips and other information for home- owners with woodpecker problems. To obtain a copy, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Woodpecker Packet, Box 25, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155. - Lori Naumann, DNR Nongame Wildlife Program mnartscount,(om Do you sing? Paint? Write? Dance? Draw? Act? Sculpt? Photograph? Weave? Play an instrument? Compose? Your art matters! Be proud, be counted today. www.mnartscountecom Call toll-free 1-800-748-3222 ext. 225 WE PICK UP YOUR OLD FRIDGE OR FREEZER AND YOU PICK UP $35 lk'out to you IW: Westbrook Public Utilities Chances am that old working refrigerator or freezer In your garage or basement Is running up your elecbtc bill. That's because they can use three times as much energy as newer ones. But now there's an easy aolubon. We'll pick up your older, working appllence for FREE and you'll pick up s $3S reward when you recycle It. (Leave it plugged in for the recycler.) Call us by May 17th. Pickup will be In Westbrook on: , Call WPU at Thursday,  507-274-6712 to schedule your May 19, 2011 FREEok.p. NO age restrk:ti( on eqpme Refrigerators and fRzers must be in wodd condion and must  a  mum of 10 cubic feet in size, utilizing inside me,umfmmts. C)y cuslomem of Weslbrook Plic Utiliges am eligib(e, Costorfler must OWn the urt{$) being recycled. Limit two unitz per rosiderdkll address. 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