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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Page 7 I COUNTRY VIEW WEEKLY By Kim Rolling Exec. Director/Nurse Manager The staff and tenants of Country View Senior Living Community wish to say hello and happy spring to all! It&apos;s been such a vari- ety of weather that it's hard to know what season to call it, but I think I'm finally safe in saying spring! This week the tenants have participated in BINGO, PoKeNo, J-I-N- G-O, SkipBo, Bone Builders, Stretching with Ashlee, the bus downtown Walnut Grove, Bible Study with Pastor Tim, blood pressure checks, weight checks, Sequence, Phase 10 and "hat day" and an ice cream social on Friday afternoon. Hat day was a lot of fun seeing the variety of hats that people were wearing. There was every- thing from sparkles to stocking caps. Next week there will be nail painting, hand & foot canasta, the bus downtown, kings comer, rummy, Ecumenical church services on Thursday morning and Jack Carter providing spe- cial musical entertainment on Friday afternoon. Friday is also "purple day". That's the news from the country. Enjoy your week! MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS FIFTEEN YEARS AGO May 6, 1998 WWG Middle School fifth graders were honored at a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, April 28, on the completion of their D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. A total of 21 students took the course. Cottonwood County Deputy Sheriff Jason Purrington came to the school each Wednesday for 17 weeks for the sessions. The Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board is proud to announce that Mary Ann Woelfel, Walnut Grove, has received a cash award (longevity award) for her years of service on the Walnut Grove Ambulance. THIRTY YEARS AGO May 5, 1983 The Walnut Grove Public School has sent out surveys to a random population of Walnut Grove. The respons- es to the survey will be used by the Walnut Grove Planning, Evaluation and Reporting Committee to assess community attitude about the Walnut Grove Public School. JoNes Van Hecke is the State FHA President. She is the fn'st State FHA officer from Walnut Grove. Thermometers are just not climbing to normal heights for our average spring. Fields have dried slowly without the warm sunshine, and rains over the weekend slowed the drying process further. Some small grain has been seeded, but no reports of corn or bean planting in the immediate area have been noted. FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO May 9, 1968 Foray-two members of the senior class of the Walnut Grove High School will leave class trip to Chicago. They will go to the cities where they will board the Burlington Zepher to Chicago. They will be staying at the Sherman Hotel. Chaperones are Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin and Mr. and Mrs. Silliman. Lt. and Mrs. Rolland Tadd of Ann Arbor, MI, arrived here April 26 to spend a cou- ple of weeks with their par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Tadd, and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Kassel. This Thursday they will leave for Travis Air Force Base, CA, where he will be stationed. 213647 00chmiesin00 Farm00 ) !Locan toHE fi i F.er" B00.SKEIS!! Hvf. 14 i ,*Walnut "Lamberton Grove 18384 Co. Hwy. 10, Walnut Grove - 7 1/2 miles North of 14 on Hwy. 10 507-747-2902 or 507-828-8639 OPEN Mon. - Fri. noon - 8 p.m.; Sat.10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Re,wood00a s O56283 II Douglas C. Marks, Owner ATTENTION Residential & Commercial Customers Fertilizing Program , ,..y,censed--J I :We00 Control Proem "%L"_ 00e.71ce <ql .I00ect Control Program .M:Sr;At: Crafio: trl Prgram - New Partner, New Mission, New Challenge Grant, New Faces Same commitment to the Walnut Grove area Call to get an estimate on your lawn care needs for 20131 ! kl n [lllkIII 111 I[I LllU ll [illll/1 [III The Walnut Grove Area Foundation (WGAF) is a new community foundation partner of the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF), a 501(c)(3) public charity. As an affiliate of SWlF, girls to the WGAF are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and the local advisory board has access to ongoing support. In February, the local advisory board worked with SWIF to establish a new mission statement to guide its work. The new mission of the Walnut Grove Area Foundation is to build an endowment that responds to the needs and opportunities of the community through innovative thinking, grant- making and scholarships and leave a legacy for the future. In addition to administra- tive infrastructure and pro- fessional support, SWIF has issued a challenge grant to WGAF. SWIF will match every gift to the WGAF endowment fund dollar-for- dollar for the next 18 months, up to $25,000.00. "We can accept gifts of all types, including cash, com- modities and farmland, appreciated stock and more. With the match from SWIF, you receive an immediate 100 percent return on your investment in the communi- ty, and local organizations and programs see a direct benefit during our annual grantmaking cycle," shared Chairman Dave Hoyt. Sarah (Swanson) Warner has been named local coor- dinator for the foundation. Warner works directly with the advisory board, all vol- Saturday morning, on their.., unteers, -to,assist them with, board development and training, fundraising, annual planning, grantmaking and marketing. Warner grew up in the area and returned home after earning a Bachelor's Degree in public relations from Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall. She currently works at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and will retain that position, in addi- tion to her coordinator duties. Finally, new community members have been recruit- ed to serve on the WGAF advisory board. Board mem- bers include Dave Hoyt, chair; Joel Swanson, vice chair; Dave Hemp, treasur- er; Monica Otto, secretary; and Dale DeSmith, Buddy Baumann, Pam Steffen and Jeff Harnack. To date, WGAF has awarded over $86,000.00 in grants for the benefit of local organizations and pro- grams. In addition, WGAF has built a permanent endowment fund of over $260,000.00. For more information about WGAF or the oppor- tunity to make a tax-deduct- ible gift and have it matched by SWIF, contact any board member or Sarah Warner at 507-828-1611 or sar- lynn88@live.com. The Southwest Initiative Foundation is a single con- nection offering unlimited possibilities to grow and promote people, businesses, entrepreneurs and commu- nities in rural southwest Minnesota. As a regional community foundation, SWlF has contributed more than $58 million through its grant and loan programs. SWlF has helped more than 580 businesses start or expand through its business finance programs, which have created or retained more than 7,700 jobs. SWIF has also established 16 Early Childhood Initiative coali- tions, 49 Youth Energy Summit teams, 24 commu- nity foundations and more than 80 other funds. The Southwest Initiative Foundation is an equal opportunity provider. To learn more, visit www.swi- foundation.org. WALNUT GROVE SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES May 13-17, 2013 Senior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday. Monday: Hamburgers/ fixings, crab & peas salad, peaches Tuesday: Chicken Reuben casserole, mixed beans, orange fluff, mint brownies For reservations call 859- Wednesday: Ham, 2133 one day in advance. mashed potatoes, beets, cup- Senior Dining is a joint cakes partnership of your commu- Thursday: Lasagna, gar- nity and Lutheran Social lic bread, lettuce salad, Services, funded, in part, Jell-O/fruit under the Older Americans Friday: Fish patty/bun, Act. augratin potatoes, corn, banana split cake The Walnut Grove Consumer Confidence Report will not be distributed to all residents. If you wish to obtain a copy, please contact the Walnut Grove City Office at 311 6th Street, Walnut Grove, MN or call 507-859-2135. FNSID: 1640014 City of Walnut Grove 2012 Ddnking Water Report The City of Walnut Grove is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2012. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers' understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources. Source of Water The City of Walnut Grove provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source: two wells ranging from 312 to 330 feet deep, that draw water from the Undifferentiated Cretaceous aquifer. The Minnesota Department of Health has determined that the source(s) used to supply your drinking water is not particularly susceptible to contamination. If you wish to obtain the entire source water assessment regarding your ddnking water, please call 651-201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 during normal business hours. Also, you can view it on line at www.health.statemn.us/divs/eh/water/swrgswa. Call S07-859-2014 if you have questions about the City of Walnut Grove dnnking water or would like information about opportunities for public participation in decisions that may affect the quality of the water. Results of Monitoring No contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal drinking water standards. However, some contaminants were detected in trace amounts that were below legal limits. The table that follows shows the contaminants that were detected in trace amounts last year. (Some contaminants are sampled less frequently than once a year; as a result, not all contaminants were sampled for in 2012. If any of these co(daminents were detected the last time they were sampled for, they are included in the table along with the date that the detection occurred.) Key to abbreviations: MCLG-.Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in ddnking water below which there is no known or expected dsk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. MCL--Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in ddnking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. MRDL--Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level. MRDLG-aximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal. At.-Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirement which a water system must follow, 90th Percentile Level--This is the value obtained after disregarding 10 percent of the samples taken that had the highest levels. (For example, in a situation in which 10 samples were taken, the 90th percentile level is determined by disregarding the highest result, which represents 10 percent of the samples.) Note: In situations in which only 5 samples are taken, the average of the two with the highest levels is taken to determine the 90th percentile level. pCi/I--PicoCudas par liter (a measure of radioactivity). ppm--Paris per million, which can also be expressed as milligrams per liter (rag/I). ppb-Paris par billion, which can also be expressed as micrograms per liter (pg/I). nd--No Detection. N/A"Nt #4lMe, ,, r, . . (does ..... not apply) ...... ":" ,. " : " ........ i  ,7 Contaminant I MCLG [ MCL lush) Combined 0 5.4 Radium (pCin) (11/02/2010) Ruoride (ppm) 4 4 (03/O4/2OO9) I Levi Found I Range Average Typical Source of Contaminant (20121 /Result* NIA 1.9 Erosion of natural doposits. N/A .91 State of Minnesota requires all municipal water systems to add fluoride to the drinking water to promote strong teeth; Ero4ion of natural deposits; Discharge from fertili;mr and aluminum factories. By-preduct of dnnking water disinfection. Leaching from PVC IPes; Discharge from factories and dry cleaners. TTHM (Total 0 80 N/A .7 tdhalomathanes) (ppb) (09/08/2010) Tstmchioroathyl 0 5 N/A .2 ene (ppb) (o3m,2oo9) "This is the value used to determine compliance with federal standards. It sometimes is the highest value detected and sometimes is an average of all the detected values, if it is an average, it may contain sampling " results from the previous year. I Contaminant , ' I I ' [ (u.,.) I"OLG I"00OL I--" I'-- I Ty00.,00.00ofCo00..,nant Chlorine 4 4 nd-1.21 94 I I I I I "'*Highest and Lowest Monthly Average. "***'Highest Quarterly Average. Contaminant I # sites I over At. I Typical Source of CoNaminant I Coppar (ppm) 1.3 1.3 .11 0 out of Corrosion of household plumbing systems; (07/28/2011) 10 Erosion of natural depotwts. Lead (ppb) 0 15 .6 0 out of Corrosion of household plumbing systems; (07128/2011) i0 Erosion of natural deposits. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause sedous health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is Imarily from materials and components aseociated with service lines and home plumbing. City of Walnut Grove is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the vadaty of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several houm, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Ddnking Water Hotline or at http:l/www.epa.govlsafewatarlMed. Monitoring may have been done for additional contaminants that do not have MCLs established for them and are not required to be monitored under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Results may be available by calling 651- 201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 during normal business hours. Compliance with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include dyers, lakes, streams, ponds, resentoim, springs, and welis. As water travels over the surface of the land or through lhe ground, it diesotves nsturelly-occlmtng minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presenca of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestod( operations, and wildlife. Inorganic contaminents, such as salts and metals, which can be naturelly-occurdng or result from udoan stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stonnwater runoff, and residential uses. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U. S. Environmental Proteclion Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must  the same protection for public health. Drinking water, induding bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Some people may be more vulnerable to contorninanto in drinking water than the general popuiation. Immuno-compromlsed persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotheny, persons who have undergone organ blnsplants, people w#h HIVIAIDS or other Immune systom disorders, some elderly, and lnfanto can be particuiatly at risk from infections, Theae people shouid sex advice aboul drinking water from Uleir health care provident EPA/CDC guidelines on approprlam means to leamm the  of Infec#on by Cryptosporidlum and other microbial contaminants are avaaable from the Safe Drinking Water Holline at 1.4100.426.4791. 212789 i J