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COTTONWOOD COUNTY WESTBROOK--Enthuslastic members of Trinity Lutheran Men's Chorus are captured in this photo from the mid '50s. Members pictured are I. to r.: Clarence Knudson, Milford Anderson, Allan Nelson, Gerald Anderson, Lawrence Klasse, Chet Baaratad, Clifford Peterson and Martlr/ Larson. The beaming accompanist is LIIIian Baarstad. The tradition continues as the men'J chorus will participate in Trinity's 90th Anniversary celebration planned for Sunday, May 19th. You are cordially Invited to join In the festivities!! Submitted photo. i by Jim Ularistensen Preventing Crabgrass Girl Scouts clean ditches WALNUT GROVE -- Monday" April 22, the Walnut Grove girl scouts cleaned road ditches east of Walnut Grove on Hwy 14. The girls are shown by the sign designating them as adoptee's In the Adopt a Highway Program. ST Photo. Girl Scouts participate on Earth Day WALNUT GROVE -- Girl Scouts of Troop 643 placed a sign by the tree they planted last fall. Left to right, Molly Bertschl, Leah Olson, Joana Sykora, Vickle Krentz, Kristln Kelly, and Erln Rlchards. ST Photo. Since crabgrass is an annual plant that dies each fall but sprouts anew from seeds each spring, controlling it ought to be simple. All you need to do is kill the seeds. Unfortunately, this is more easily said than done. In an average year, crabgrass begins to sprout around Memorial Day in Minnesota. Crabgrass germinates first in "hotspots" next to sidewalks, driveways, and on south-facing slopes where grass may be thin from last year. Pre-emergent herbicides, usually sold in products combined with lawn fertilizer, should be watered into the ground two weeks in advance of when you expect crabgrass to sprout, in order to of lawn care, such as fertilizing, lawn clipping management and lawn renovation. For people interested in home landscaping, a variety o publications are available to help plan, select planting material and proper care of landscape plantings. One of the most popular landscape publications is a publication on trees, shrubs and vines, which describes the plants and gives recommendations for planting material which grows well in this area. This is a good time of year for pruning deciduous trees and fruit trees. An excellent bulletin is available on pruning trees and shrubs. Also available are publications on care of all types of fruit trees grown in this area. building and rebuilding were led information cleaning products by trying the by Father Schumacher and l oma Bader, Lutheran Social Services As we approach spring, our following alternatives. counselor. Judith Prema, licensed office receives more horticulture Special cleaning preparations psychologist from Marshall, questions. To help people get Homemade cleaning polish- to 1 worked with the role families have answers to their questions and cup of hot water, add 1 tableslx)on in building self-esteem. These learn about an area of interest, we of mild liquid detergent (dish different persons explored with have fact sheets and bulletins washing), 3 tablestxxms of boiled their groups self-esteem building available on hundreds of linseed oil (buy it boiled), 2 with specific age groups - 0 -5 horticulture topics. The fact sheets tablespoons turpentine, 1 years, Marie Lee-Rude, Youth and bulletins are on display at the tablespoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon Issues Educator, IVIES; elementary Extension Office and are either very f'me pumice. Put into a pint jar age, Loretta Gehl, Elementary free or available at a small charge, and shake. Apply with a cloth. Principal, St. Paul's Lutheran The topics covered range from Remove excess with a clean, soft School; and teens, Bruce Rens, lawn care to house plant insect cloth. Polish across the grain of the school psychologist in county control. Here is a sample of the wood, then with the grain. ehools, most popular publications and Continue until finger marks will The entire atmosphere was very topics, not show when you touch the upbeat and everyone left with a Composting and mulching aresurface. (Polish may be stored, but desire to see more workshops on popular ways to dispose of yard shake before using. building self-esteezn, especially in and garden waste in an Homemade lemon polish for family settings, environmentally sound manner. Mix equal parts of The planning committee However. improper composting denatured alcohol or denatured consisted of Colleen Gcngler and can result in offensive odors and an . alcohol solvent, fresh strained Marie Henriksen of the Extension undesirable composted material, lemon juice (do not use canned or Service;CorrineTotzke, GirlScout Two publications on backyard frozen juice), olive oil, gum advisor; Ardis Andert, Slayton composting are available at the turpentine. Shake mixture each School social worker; Ellie Extension Office, which explain time before using. This polish Trautman, Community Health proper compost and mulchingkeeps indefinitely. Services; Father Greg Lief, St. techniques, polish for oil-rubbed f'mish - For Gabriel's and St. Columbia Nearly all homeowners have new furniture.rub once a month for Churches; l orna Bader, Lutheran some questions about lawn care. the first 3 or 4 months with a Social Services; and Dodie is a publication mixture of 1/2 boiled linseed oil Haugen, ECFE director. Any ideas which describes all aspects of lawn and 1/2 gum ~tine. Use a dry, for future programming should be care. Other fact sheets and coarse cloth to rub mixtm~ into the shared with any of them. bulletins cover more specific areas perform at maximum strength. Not For gardeners there are all crabgrass sprouts at once, though, so if you're a little late with numerous publications on your application, it should still vegetable gardening. Publications prove beneficial, on planning the vegetable garden It's a mistake to apply pre-and selecting disease resistant emergent herbicides too early; wait vegetable varieties are especially until late April, at the very least, popular this time of year. Also Self-Esteem Workshop Most pre-emergents maintain peak available are publications on effectiveness only six to eight selecting and starting garden a success weeks, then taper off. If you put them down too early, they'll begin transplants, as well as publications Marie Henriksen to lose effectiveness at a time when specific to growing vegetables. Murray County Extension crabgrass and other annual weed Finally, publications on growing Agent, HE seeds are still capable of sprouting, nearly every type of flower and Along with using pre-emergent caring for house plants are A group of people wearing bows herbicide to prevent crabgrass seed available. Stop in at the Extension attesting they are a gift to their from sprouting, work to improve Office for your horticulture families and communities was the your lawn by fertilizing twice each information. outcome of an upbeat presentation fall and wa,c ring regularly through by Father Paul Schumacher, the summer s hot, dry weather. The Ivanhoe, MN at the Self-Esteem thicker your turf, the less Workshop. The theme of the entire opportunity for weed seeds to fall Spring cleaning presentalaon was the importance of to the soil and sprout, alternatives liking ourselves. This is necessary Don't be tempted by zoysia before we can like others and is at grass ads Janet Benson the center of self. Everyone left Don t be tempted by the great with the positive strokes Father claims you read in ads for zoysia Schumacher encouraged the :grass plugs. Zoysia grass sounds to My idea of an alternative to participants to give one another, good to be true, and for Minnesota spring cleaning might be to wait "You don't have to put up with put it is! Even though Zoysia survives until fall, however there are other downs" was one idea especially our winters, it turns brown with the alternatives which can be more meaningful to Nancy Pieske, one first cold weather each autumn, environmentally conscious. of the participants, and is very slow to green up in Drain cleaners, furniture The workshop held at Christ spring. It won't spread very rapidly polishes, and oven cleaners are Lutheran Church on Thursday this far north, either, considered hazardous because they evening, April 25, was attended by If you plant Zoysia plugs, you'll contain chemicals that may be a large group of youth workers and end up with brown patches in the flammable, corrosive of reactive parents interested in learning the lawn whenever the weather is cool. (meaning they can combine with skills needed to help youth build You'd be better off with a lawn other elements in the environment and rebuild self-esteem. After the that's a combination of Kentucky to create dangerous byproducts). keynote speech by Father bluegrass, fine fescue, andperhaps Do not throw these types of Schumacher, participants could some perennial ryegrass, products'in the trash unless the attend two breakout sessions each container is completely empty. led by experts with a stxcific a~ group. Sessions thatexplored self- Horticulture Save money and save our environment by making your own WEDDING DANCE Ronda Hanson & Chad Mattison SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1991 8:30 - 12:30 at the Walnut Grove Community Center BAND: Southern Comfort SUNDAY MAY 12. Servlng 11 to 2 p.m. Turkey & dresslng, roast beef, ham, mlnl salad bar Main Street, lambert,3/N. Phone 752-7722 lOth Anniversary Come help us celebrate our lOth year In WestbrooM May 1st thru May 3rd FREE muffin with your coffee Thurs. Mav 2: FREE glass of pop or milk with any sandwich special 'Back to the 60's' 50(: Hamburger Cone 50c Melts 30c French Fries 45c Sundae 35c Bottle of Coke Bowling . 50c a line STOP IN & REGISTER FOR DOOR PRIZES pores of the wood. surplus until wood older furniture, rub top of the table every 6 t~ with a mixture of linseed oil and 1/3 gum (not steam distilled). underside of table leaves to warping. Combine 1/4 cup phosphate with 1 cu ammonia, or 1 cup gallon warm water. first. Start cleaning bottom so dripping streak the wall. Wipe dry. Make a solution of ammonia or 1/3 cup gallon of warm water, of oonprecipitating Polish windows newspapers or lintless rags. ~r cleaner - One water, 1 cup mild household ammonia; or, water, in place of 1/2 cups mild soap fourth cup of tri-sodium may be added'if h~,avily Rinse the floor with and dry before water sparingly on wood. Fireplace bricks can with solution of 1 gall water and 1/4 cup ua phosphate. If a is needed, a dilute acid-8 parts water) can be used. Follow with a thorough Handle the solution Wear rubber gloves. damage fabric and U May 4 --- 4-H Sheep 9:00 a.m Dennis 12:30 p.m Fairgrounds, 4-H Shooting Sports, Component Field Trip Meeting, 9:00 a.m Office. Join 4-H now Margie Anderson Murray County Progr Assistant, 4-H As the summer approach, 4-H activities full swing. There are games, Youth Conference, Day camps, club tours, work on fair exlffoits. in Murray County have! summer ahead. Is 4-H for your have school-age children question you should ask Don't miss all the fun the entire family can be a 1 The Discovering w project is a program designed for first graders to introduce This includes learning these young members, record book that creativity and a participate at the county earn awards. Older children opportunity to c ose project areas. photol~raphy, gardening, or rabbits - - project for every Parents learn Wer as they assist record keeping, and assemblin~g younger sibhn action as they o participate in many events. If you've wanted to the Murray County now is the time 16 clubs throughout the Contact the Murray Extension Office in club located nearest you. SENTINEL & TRIBUNE Walnut Grove - We~brook, I~1 - Wednesday, May 1, 11t 1 Dowmy, MN. Front Bar Specials 6:00 to 9:.00 p.m. MON.: Mexican Food Night Taco's - Help X0-rseIf- 50C ea. TUES.: Fish Special - An you can eat. $4.95 (prepared wltla no cholesterol frylng WED.: LOTTO & DAILY 3 Steak & Toast w/one sine- THURS.: Chicken & Rib baked potato, salad, choice of dressing - FRL: 4 to 6 p.m. - Ladies Drinks- 1/2 price Free horsdoeuvre's for everyone 6:00 untll (Specials subject to change -