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BETTER BOARD MEMBERS SENTINEL TRIBUNE I i MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS |lnl iiii i TEN YEARS AGO April 27, 1994 Effective immediately, sports' participants are no longer required to wear mouthguards. Instead, mouthguards are "strongly recommended." Westbrook Walnut Grove FFA members along with their chaperones attended the Minnesota State FLA/FHA meeting in Bloomington. Star Event winners were given their awards. Because of the large number of winners from WWG at the convention, WWG was awarded a large trophy. TWENTY YEARS AGO ApHI 26, 1984 After a long hard winter, many farmers in the area have begun their spring work. Even though there is still some snow left in the groves and some wet spots to work around, most farmers should be in 11 swing by the end of the week. Dan Wahl won the first gold medal in regional speech competition held at Montevideo on Friday. He was selected overall winner by 5 judges. Walnut Grove firemen have been holding practice drills the past 2 weeks to improve their fire-fighting and rescue methods. Drills have been held on a farm 7 miles north of Walnut Grove, formerly a house occupied by Alfred Steffen and an unoc- cupied house on a Johnsonville farm owned by Bill Otto. THIRoYEARS April 25, 1974 Fifteen Walnut Grove High School musicians received superior ratings .at District contest in Sleepy Eye and will now advance to the State-Region contest to be held in Hutchinson. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hoyt were honored at an open house reception at St. Olaf Lutheran church for their 25th anniversary. A large group of family and friends enjoyed watching a film taken at their wedding. Members of Anderson Trucking bowling team are champions of Monday Night Bowling League. Members include Roy Hansen, Ed Putte, Lawrence Stassen, John Hansen, John Doubler, and Rodney Gertner. WALNUT GROVE NEWS Teri Herder 859-5402 Ernest and Elisabeth Bakken were Wednesday guests at the home of Roman and Helen Schmid in New Ulm. Marlene Johnson, Northfield, was a weekend guest at the home of Marjorie Bakken. Derek Bakken was a Sunday visitor at the home of Margie Bakken. Dorothy Grunden was a Saturday dinner guest at the home of Kathy Rykhus in Tracy. Additional guests were Dave and Kim Amundsen and Sarah and her baby, all of Minneapolis, and AI, Mary and Ryan Grunden of Traeyo Dorothy Grunden was a Sunday dinner guest at the home of Deloras Saxton in Lamberton. During the afternoon, Deloras and Dorothy visited Mac Peterson and Bernita Nackerud at Valley View Manor. Les and Doris Hoyt cele- brated their 55th wedding anniversary Friday evening with Darla Bloch and Tom and Annette Good at T-Tommy's in Currie. Les and Doris Hoyt, Tom and Annette Good and Bruce Hoyt attended the funeral of Les' nephew, Larry Henry of Zumbrota, at the Mankato Mortuary on Tuesday. Robert and Erma Hatch, Melvin and Beverly Hubbard and Francis and Ludema Kassel, all of Tracy, were Sunday evening guests at the home of Eunice Kassel. Janet and Gary Jacobs, Wells, were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Duane and Elaine Knott. Robin Abelson and Beverly Padgett, Fairmont, were Saturday visitors at the home of Clesta Smith. Marilyn, Lynn, Sarah, Pam and Katie Swanson attended a birthday lunch- con Tuesday evening at the Tracy Methodist Church. Bertha Syverson and Joyce Ewy returned Saturday from a four-day visit to Mitchell where they helped Bonnie Kor with flower arrangements for her business. Bertha Syverson helped to celebrate Annie Syverson's birthday Sunday at Key Largo. Also attending the birthday party were Mr. and Mrs. David Winge and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Labat, Milroy, Susan Syverson, Brookings, and Jeff DeRouchey, Sioux Falls. Boyd and Jordan Pack, Farmington, were weekend guests at the home of Gloria Pack. Dick and Lucille Bruns spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Bruns and family in Hinckley. During their stay, they attended the class play where their granddaughter, Katie, played Snow White. CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6 ] 36 OR 1-800-410:1859 puter & Office Supply "The Computer Learning Center" 198 3rd St., Tracy, MN 507-212-1025 Computer sales, service & repair Office supply and furniture Web design and networking CALL FOR INFORMATION ON COMPUTER CLASSES AND TRAINING j We sell over 30,000 office products! Only authorized dealer for Dell in Minnesota FREE DELIVERY TO WALNUT GROVE & WESTBROOK Community Wednesday, April 28, 2004 What's in the future for the Shetek Hospitals? Since May of 2001 when the three health care facili- ties, Westbrook Health Center (WHC), Tracy Area Medical Services (TAMS), and Murray County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) began their efforts to provide some aspects of health care, through regionalization of services, much has happened in the development of med- ical services locally. New physicians have come to our communities -- some with expertise in spe- cialty areas such as Pulmonology and Geriatric Medicine. Staff members, including administration, laboratory and radiology, are shared between the three facilities insuring staffing is appropriate and personnel costs are kept at optimum levels. Many services previ- ously available only at dis- tant health care facilities are now provided locally reduc- ing the need to drive to dis- tant medical facilities for Hospital communities or at a neutral site. As the Task Force con- tinues to its work of develop- ing a quality system of pro- viding health care for the residents of the area, inter- ested persons are encour- aged to contact Task Force members with comments or concerns. Shetek Hospital's Task Force members include: Westbrook Health Center: Jim Jorgenson, Judy Lichty, Dr. Musa Varwani; Tracy Area Medical Services: David Zwach (Task Force Chairman), Jan Otto-Arvizu, Audrey Koopman; Murray County Memorial Hospital: Lyle Onken, Skip Larson, Dan Woldt. Future weeks will include broad information on options being considered by the Task Force. Tune into KJOE Radio AM 106.1, Friday mornings at 9:15, for conversations dealing with Task Force information. Become informed. Get I00reatlve e 00erner By Pam Steffen Shower your family and friends with May you create yourself. Be creative with your little baskets lined with pretty hankies, dollies muffin cups, cones made from decorative paper small canning jars decorated with beads and clay pots, hankies tied with ribbon, and old tea your containers with candy, small toys, seed ers, jewelry, lotion, perfume, live plants and forget that special note or poem created b Many found this next bit of history so I felt it was worth repeating. The celebration of May Day originated in probably evolved from early Roman rituals. May I ebrated with flowers, music, special gifts, a May long ribbons was the center for dancing and admirers placed at doors and windows. European May Day traditions and rituals are the celebration of Spring as a time of new life ing and the hopes for good planting and rich Today in Europe it is considered a labor holiday rable to Labor Day in the United States. A German of 1493 shows that May was a leisure mo and courtship they referred to as 'spring Middle Ages May Day Festivals were widely Great Britain with much merriment. When the became too wild, the Puritans forced the govern] medical care. As each of the Shetek Hospitals has improved and expanded services, the need for additional office and treatment space has grown. We have physicians but lack office space in which to see and address patient needs. In addition, we lack some of the latest tools for emer- gency and general diagnos- tics. Currently, each Shetek Hospital campus must rely on mobile MRI and CT scan services and often must send patients to off-site locations for this diagnostic assess- ment. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT Scans (Computed Tomography Imaging) are of significant importance in providing accurate and time- ly diagnosis. In an attempt to address these needs, professional health care facility planners have been engaged to pro- vide assessment of current facility design. Based on their findings recommenda- tions for feasible service area renovations have been pre- sented for consideration. Architects have surveyed each facility and made rec- ommendations for possible future building renovation. The Shetek Hospital's Task Force is now in place with representatives of the three Shetek Hospitals working together to develop a long-rahge plan to provide the most comprehensive, highest quality health care delivery system possible. Meeting regularly since December of 2003, Task Force members have dis- cussed and studied several options for providing medical services for the region. From the original five options con- sidered, two options are now being explored: Expanding specialty medical services at each Shetek Hospital campus and implementing the necessary facility improvements to support the services offered on that campus. Building a diagnostic Outreach Center in one of the three Shetek the facts. Share your opin. ions. Be a part of this contin- uing effort to develop and provide significant health care opportunities. Minutes of Task Force meetings can be seen by log- ging on to HYPERLINK http://www.tracyareamed- ical.org www.west- brookhealthcenter.org. bid them. Gradually the festivities returned. superstition was born with these words in a paper in 1791: Yesterday, being the first of May, persons went into the fields and bathed their faceS dew on the grass, with the idea that it would beautiful. The United States has never celebrated MaY as much enthusiasm at Great Britain. The Puritar the festivities to be heathen and brought that them to the U.S. But the attitude did not United States became a melting pot of many brought May Day traditions with them. Copyright 2004 :i:  Earth Day project The first and second grade multi age classes of 1st and 2nd grade at Walnut decorated grocery bags furnished by Maynards and Griffiths Grocery store used the bags to bag groceries on Earth Day April 22. o PEOPLE WHO READ NEWSPAPERS ARE It all starts with Newspapers 00,Rv'Cmttllt = W:C,A RV SAL00 and Open House SHOW PR/CES are BACKt ws=, on/x 0vet 30 Units Indoors & 250 t0 J choose from on sitet 26-. Nay i- Sale Hours: Mon-Fri 8am'-8pm Sat. 8am-6pm We will not be tlnder00ld! Monaco Coachmen. Sportsmen Terry. Wddcat ,. Hornet Outback Rockw(x)d Keystone. Gearbox Northstar Tanium Cedar Creek V0dex Shasta King of the Road Work & Play Travel Supreme so.= HW ,0. Ume r-aB, NN SINGLE FAMILY LOTS! 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