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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, May 18,2011 Page6 / GLANCES IN THE PAST TEN YEARS AGO May 16, 2001 Area farmers are making a serious effort at getting caught up with their spring field work. Diggers and planters are going full blast throughout the area. Residents and staff at the Good Samaritan Center enjoyed visiting with Lynn Arndts' psychology students. The students went to visit with staff regarding careers and opportunities in long- term care Tuesday morning. The Falcon softball team picked up a pair of confer- ence wins last week to finish with a 3-3 record and a tie with MCC. TWENTY YEARS AGO May 15, 1991 Monday afternoon the Red Rock Chargers baseball team played their first game on the new ball field. It was the first high school baseball game to be played in Westbrook in 17 years. Area farmers have been busy trying to catch up doing their spring field work between showers. Spring planting is about 2 weeks behind schedule for southern MN. Evelyn Jonson accompa- nied Allen and Nancy Jonson of Heron Lake to Worthington Monday, where they attended the program for the 452nd Unit that returned that day. Later, they were supper guests of Kristen and Kevin Ferguson. Kevin was one who returned home; he is the son-in-law of Allen and Nancy Jonson. THIRTY YEARS AGO May 14, 1981 In September of 1978, the Westbrook Christian School opened its doors to 11 stu- dents in the basement of the Immanuel Baptist Church. At the end of this school year, Eileen Dyers, daughter of the Rodney Dyers' of rural Revere, will receive her diploma, as the first graduate of the school. Vandals smashed about 25 car windows and windshields at Klasse Sales & Service over the weekend. Of the eight vehicles damaged, only 2 were in running condition. Allen Pierson, owner of Hardware Hank, also report- ed the loss of an electric mixer and an electronic foot- ball game. WESTBROOK NEWS Bring news items to the Sentinel Office in Westbrook; mail to the Sentinel Tribune in Westbrook at RO. Box 98; or sent by Fax to 507-274-6137 or by e-mail at sentrib@ncppub.com. Deadline for social news is 9:00 a.m. on Monday. Callers of Iris Marshall this past week were: Marilyn Wolfe of Chicago, Marlene Gleason of Currie, Carolyn Van Loh, Sandra Hubin, and Priscilla Comnick. Marilyn Wolfe and Iris Marshall were Thursday dinner guests of Marlene Gleason in Currie. Amundson - Jorgenson engagement David and Lori Amundson of Dovray are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Manda Amundson, to Eric Jorgenson, son of David and Laurie Jorgenson of Westbrook. Manda is a 1999 graduate of Westbrook Walnut Grove High School, and a 2003 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Mass Communications/Public Relations & Marketing. Manda is employed as an Operations Manager for Moxie Media, a Marketing Agency, in Hutchinson, MN. Eric is a 1998 graduate of Westbrook Walnut Grove High School, and a 2003 graduate of Mitchell Technical College with an electrical degree. Eric is employed as a Master Electrician for Guaranteed Electric in Mankato, MN. An outdoor wedding is planned for July 30, 2011 at the Rolling Hills Golf Course in Westbrook, MN. Managing a late start to soybean planting By Dave NicolaL Seth Naeve U of MN With only 28 percent of corn acres planted prior to May 9 in Minnesota, g ow- ers face the difficult decision of when to begin planting soybeans m order to main- tain adequate yields. Soil conditions are of pri- mary importance when con- sidering delayed plonting. Soil conditions and soil temperature Soil conditions at and after planting usually make a dif- ference in how successfully the crop is established. Soil compaction and smearing is a concern when pulling implements and the planter through, or driving on, wet soil. To limit soil compaction, keep axle loads under I0 tons and properly maintain air pressure in the tires. Not only does this help the soil, but it will help your tractor run more efficiently and with less slippage. On wet soils. use the lightest tractor that can get the job done. Soybean has delicate seed, so it befiefits when planted about 1 1/2 inches deep, modestly firmed into the seed furrow, covered by rela- tively loose soil, and into soils with temperatures of 60 to 70 degrees. As of May 9, soil temperatures at the 2-inch depth averaged 61 and 56 de' "ees, respectively, at University of Minnesota Research and Outreach cen- ters in Lamberton and Waseca. The lack of oxygen in sat- urated soils and the forma- tion of a soil crust of even modest strength can almost eliminate soybean emer- gence. Therefore, it is impor- tant to pay attention to the five-day forecast prior to planting. Planting in cool and wet conditions may lead to poor germination and seedling diseases such as pythium. These problems are magnified by extended cold and rainy periods after plant- ing. University of Minnesota Extension research indicates that. under ideal conditions, soybeans in southern Minnesota should be planted at about 140,000 live seeds per acre. Soybeans grown in 00,v011eyballthts summer u central and northwestern 1"-21' ' Minnesota require harvest ]:|"|'|''LU|]JI stands of approximately 12,000 to 1,0000 p,00ts per acre to maximize yields. This is likely due to shorter- statured soybeans with fewer I total nodes that are often pro- I Westbrook sand volleyball duced in these regions. 1 starts the first week in June! I requiredIncreasedinseedingcentral andrateSnorth-are nd western Minnesota. Planting date and soybean yield CLAY PETERSON 'ured in a snowmobile accident Jan. 8 Saturday, May 21,2011 Meal Served from 4:30 to 7:30 pm Pork Sandwiches. Baked Beans. Chips, Ice Cream and Beverage AMERICAN LEGION 106 East 1st Ave Larnberton, MN Free Will Donation with supplemental funds from Cottonwood County Thrivent Raffle Drawing following the meal (need not be present to win) Live Auction will follow with Supplemental funds up to $2,500 from Modern Woodmen of America Chapter 9467 Monetary donations may be made to the "Clay Peterson Benefit" at First Security Bank of Storden or Lamberton. For a listing of donated items go to: http://www.rrcnet.org/~clay/ 188334 Since early-May plantings usually result in maximum yields, lower yields should be expected for later plant- ings. Planting soybeans in Minnesota on May 10 results in only a 2-percent yield loss; on May 15 in a 3-per- cent yield loss, and on May 20 in a 6-percent yield loss (or 94 percent of normal yield). For more educational information and tools, visit www.soybeans.umn.edu, a cooperative effort among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Extension, and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. More information about delayed crop planting can be found at www.extension.umn.edu/ agriculture/crops/late-plant- ing. New Life Treatment Center announces 32 nd Annual Horse- Ride-a-Thon The board and staff of new Treatment Center, Woodstock, MN, announce the 32rid Annual Horse- Ride-a-Thon. Horses with riders and horse drawn rigs will begin their trek from Pipestone County Fairgrounds and proceed to their destination at the Center in Woodstock. The date is Saturday, May 21, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Horse Ride-a-Thon has been greatly enjoyed by all who participate and attend since 1980. If any rider or buggy or wagon drivers would like to join the cara- van, regardless of fund rais- ing efforts, we welcome you to join. There is no "entry fee" or minimum amount that any person must raise, all riders are welcome. The proceeds for the Horse Ride- a-Thon this year will go towards our current con- struction project of updating the female residential unit. The Annual Horse Ride-a- Thon will be concluded by lunch, awards, and prizes at the Center at approximately 1:30 pm, along with T-shirts for all participants. For fur- ther information, contact New Life Treatment Center, Woodstock, MN, at (507) 777-4321. gla00ng when they 0all Farmers have been stressed trying to get the crops in due to the damp cool spring conditions. WESTBROOK SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES May 16-20, 2011 Senior Nutrition Services serving at the Westbrook Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. each operating day. Monday: Meatballs/gravy, potatoes, mixed vegetables, ambrosia, bread, milk Tuesday: Lasagna, green beans, tossed salad/dressing, ice cream, garlic bread, milk Wednesday: BBQ pork, augratin potatoes, cole slaw, mandarin oranges, bun, milk Thursday: Roast turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, Scandinavian blend, cream puff dessert, bread, milk Friday: Bratwurst, potato salad, tart cole slaw, apricots, bun, 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. Meet animal feed needs with proper hay harvest timing By Dan Martens, U of MN Ext. Forage growers and advisors can use sev- eral strategies for gauging alfalfa growth and maturity for harvest decisions to meet feed needs. These include PEAQ sticks, scissors- cut sampling, monitoring height and maturity, calendar dates and watching the weather. PEAQ represents "predictive equation for alfalfa quality" based on the height and matu- rity of the alfalfa. The PEAQ stick was devel- oped at University of Wisconsin with num- bers marked for RFV (relative feed value) or RFQ (relative feed quality) related to height and vegetative bud and blossom stages. PEAQ sticks can be purchased through the Midwest Forage Association website www. midwestforage.org or by calling (651) 484- 3888. Scissors-cut sampling means taking a fresh-cut sample at random locations in an alfalfa field and having the sample analyzed at a forage testing lab. The recommendation is to take at least three samples at three-to- four-day intervals ahead of when the alfalfa might be cut to estimate a trend for how the crop is developing. Cutting decisions are usu= ally based on NDF (neutral detergent fiber), RFV or RFQ. Because of harvest and storage losses, har- vest should start when the PEAQ or lab test NDF numbers are three to six points lower and RFV/RFQ numbers are 10 to 25 points higher than goals for alfalfa feed in the feed manger. The margin allowed can depend on the time needed to complete harvest. Education. Prevention. A stroke o! genius. Educating yourself about the sign.L symptoms and risks of strokes is one of the smartest things you can do for yourself and your loved ones. Sanford Tracy  Vestbrook wants to help. Warning signs: Numbness, weakness or paralysis in arm, lug or face, especially on one side of your body Difficulty speaking or simple comprehension Sudden blurred or decreased vision I.,oss of balance or coordination Sudden, severe or unexplained headache Are you at risk? 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