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TRIBUNE Inside Wednesday, May 12, 2004 Page 3 WWG High School Spring Band Concert section played during the con- night. The jazz trombones strutted their stuff at the concert Monday evening. 50 years of service, 50 years of change By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune LaDonna Jensen, owner of LaDonna's Beauty Shop in Westbrook, has seen many changes in hairstyles and hair care since she started her beautician training in the fall of 1952. She never had to give a machine wave because cold wave perms were just coming into vogue. They were a great improve- ment over the old method, and they lasted longer. Those of us in our fifties or older will never forget the pin curl method of hair set- ting. A few ladies stayed with that method, and LaDonna says that she did her last pin curl set about two years ago. LaDonna and Arnie Jensen were married 50 years ago. We moved a lot, said LaDonna of first years of the their marriage. Arnie got his training as a barber while they lived in Fargo, ND. In 1967 they moved back home to the WestbrooldWalnut Grove area where they put down roots and reared their chil- dren. Arnie opened his barber shop in its present location in 1967, but LaDonna worked in two shops before opening her own. She worked at Audrey's Beauty Shop, which was located in the front of the Jack and Jill grocery store. That shop closed when Jack and Jill's owners moved out of town. Betty's Gift Shop now occupies that space. She then worked with Laura Anderson in the shop located in her home. When Laura closed her shop in 1976, LaDonna established her own shop in the former insurance office adjacent to her husband's barber shop, where she has worked ever since. Deb LaDonna Jensen completes the comb-out for long-time customer Hilda Byers, Westbrook. Lamb has worked with LaDonna for eighteen years. The two beauticians make a good team because LaDonna's clients are older and want the traditional look. Deb provides expertise in current stvles and tech- "I'm going to work I'm eighty, "said LaDonna. "I don't know what I would do I didn't come to work. niques for clients who want a contemporary look. Giving perms is LaDonna's favorite part of her job. One memorable incident she remembers is the time :he city unexpect- edly turned the water off to her shop. She was in the middle of a perm, and perms need water, so her husband Arnie came to the rescue and carried water from another source so the perming process could continue. Since many of her clients are older ladies, LaDonna's list of clients is gradually decreasing. Vi Vick, who passed away recently, was one of her long-stand- until ing clients, so LaDonna styled her hair for the last time. Doing hair for a deceased person is some- if thing she has got- ten used to over the years, but she is grateful for the opportunity to make that person look natural for the mourners. LaDonna recently cele- brated her 70th birthda3; but she has no plans for retire- ment. She works in the shop Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; on Wednesday she does hair at the Good Samaritan Home for her clients who can no longer get to the shop. jazz band performed "Mood Indigo" as one of their numbers evening at the high school band concert. concert band performed several overtures including Dedicatory Overture, and Windstar SMALL & LARGE ITEM PICK-UP The City of Westbrook will be doing a "Small and Large Item Pick-up" on WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2004. Prior to pick-up, $10 charge per house- hold and an additional $5.00 will be added for couches, mattresses, chairs, sinks, tubs, etc. Fee must be paid at the City Hall. Please contact Rachel Christians at the City Clerk's office....Q BUILDING MATERIALS ARE ALLOWED FOR THIS PICK-UP). Such as: Shingles, Siding, Old Windows, Brick, Concrete, etc. NO TIRES AND NO APPLIANCES. Eagle Appliance and Recycling will pick up appliances on May 19th. Stop by the City Hall and pay $9.00 per appliance. Deadline to sign UD is ,. Monday. May 17. 2004. _., >%z' Tasha Nelson per- formed two flute solos at the concert Monday evening. SMALL ANIMAL VACCINATION CLINIC Sponsored by Veterinary Medical Center of Worthington THURSDAY, MAY 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Johnson Feed & Equipment 422 First Avenue, Westbrook, MN. Call 507-274-6128 for appointment for your cats, dogs, & horses. Please obtain your pet's medical records and have them with you at the time of the clinic. Payment required at time of service. 11ts88 I