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LIIIWIE I IIIILLIRII&amp;ELI[JLLIIIII?dlUUa] LJUlILiA IJllIlIIlItidlll[t_,L;-!1 I[h/i . 1i litll...!111il llllhlhillL' SENTINEL TRIBUNE CotvPdl00ITY Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Page 7 COUNTRY VIEW WEEKLY By Kim Rolling Exec, Director/Nurse Manager Hello to all from the staff and tenants at Country View Senior Living Community. It's been a terrific week of weather despite the showers of rain. Many of the shrubs are tuming green again and some of the tenants have planters out on their patios. Activities this week have included PoKeNo, J-I-N- G-O, BINGO, SkipBo, Dominoes, Sequence, Bible Study with Pastor Tim, Hand & Foot Canasta, Bone Builders, Stretching with Ashlee and the bus ride downtown Walnut Grove. The Kelley Boys were here to provide special musical enter- tainment for all tenants. Looking forward we have the 500 card tournament on Monday, Root Beer floats on Tuesday, the bus to Marshall on Wednesday, Catholic Mass on Thursday and Hand & Foot Canasta on Friday. The regularly scheduled activities will also be held as scheduled each morning. June is right around the comer and the summer fes- tivities will begin. Many towns will have their celebra- tions which will bring in fam- ily and friends from a dis- tance. It's always nice to visit with those that we haven't been in contact with for quite some time. That's the news from the country. Have a great week! MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO May 16, 2001 Daisy Girl Scout Troop 339 finished work on their last official Daisy badge on April 10. This group bridged to Brownie level on April 29. Members include Johanna Skildum, Harley Osland, and Maddie Hemp. On May 5, twenty-five WWG High School instru- mental musicians entered the regional solo/ensemble con- test held at the JCC High School in Jackson. Nine of the 11 entrants received 'superior ratings, one received an excellent rating. Tasha Nelson and Jeff Mathiason received a superior and a "Best In Site" award for their presentation "The World's Greatest Orchestra Hits". Jacob Mathiason was one of the five special student con- ductors chosen from the audience to conduct under to guidance of Conductor Henry Charles Smith. THIRTY YEARS AGO May 14, 1981 The top four academically rated seniors at the Walnut Grove High School were interviewed by KLGR Radio, Redwood Falls. Those inter- viewed were Jolene Rowan, daughter of Doreen Rowan; Susan Deal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Deal; Wendy Bakken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John performance. TWENTY YEARS AGO May 15, 1991 Leasa Bakken, daughter of John and Sharon Bakken; Jennifer Halstenson, daugh- ter of Doug and Diane hal- stensen, and Meredith Homing, daughter of Donald and Marjorie Homing, were present at the Peacepipe Girl Scout Council annual meet- ing on April 22 to be recog- nized for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, the high- est achievement in Girl Scouting. On Wednesday, March 20, the WWG 7th grade class participated in a class field trip to Sioux Falls. The main event of the day was to attend the Sioux Falls Symphony ,, Bakken; and Patti Pacholl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Pacholl. The inter- views will be broadcast May 17, 18, and 19. Open houses were held at two nursery-greenhouses last week-end. Jeff and Sue Farber held an open house at their Greenwood Nursery and Seed Store in Tracy. Jeff and Sue purchased the for- mer Lanoue Nursery in March. Ida VanGelderan, Van's Flowers. also held an open house. Rain was,promised for last weekend, but failed to mate- rialize. Temperatures have cooled considerably with readings below the freezing level over Sunday and Monday nights. Most farm- ers have delayed planting beans, waiting for the badly- needed moisture. Most farmers are through with planting corn and now are trying to get the bean crop in. With the late cool damp spring farmers are quite a bit behind last year's planting season, but with a little warm weather things should catch up. Zeug - Loosbrock engagement Doug and Doris Zeug of Lucan, MN happily announce the engagement of their daughter Stacy, to Bernard Jose Loosbrock, son of Rod Loosbrook and the late Lydia Loosbrook of Fulda, MN. Stacy is in the Medical Laboratory Science Program and BJ is in the Nutritional Food Science program at SDSU in Brookings. A May 21, 2011 wedding is being planned. Mn/DOT asks southern Minnesotans for input to 50-year transportation system vision Workshop will shape multi- modal system for the next generation Southern Minnesotans will help determine the state's transportation system vision for the next 50 years when Mn/DOT reminds farmers the MinnesotaDepartmentof Transportation hosts a work- shop on May 26 at the Verizon of highway rights of way Wireless Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. require a permit. "Roadside conditions and right-of-way status varies." Lund said. "This requires us to consider farmers' mowing and haying rights on a case- by-case basis." A deposit on a permit may be required and will be returned when all work has been completed in accor- dance with the provisions of the permit. Permits for locations where mowing is allowed are distributed on a first- come, first served basis. For further information regarding roadway regula- tions, or assistance in identi- fying right-of-way boundar- ies on a state or interstate highway in southern Minnesota, contact Steve Schoeb (Mankato area) at 507-304-6180 or Marc Fischer (Windom area) at 507-831-8012. This workshop is part of a series of eight workshops scattered across Minnesota. An online participation option is available May 23 for those unable to attend their local workshop. Details at The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds farmers that plant- ing crops within rights of way is illegal because as crops grow higher and fuller they can block motorists' vision and create other safety problems. State law also prohibits plowing and tilling in rights of way including driving lanes, shoulders, ditches and sight comers at intersections. "Our roadway regulation inspectors are knowledge- able and willing to help land- owners adopt practices that enhance safety and the envi- ronment," said Steve Lund, Mn/DOT's state mainte- nance engineer. "The goal of these restrictions is to ensure safety and to protect road- side environments." The department also advises that mowing and haying on rights of way may <http://www.minnesotago. org>. Minnesotans interested in getting involved can check out These workshops are not the correct venue to advocate for a specific construction project. Early season anglers face cold water danger With the walleye and northern fishing sea- son opening on May 14, the Minnesota Deparunent of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that even on a warm day in the boat, water temperatures can hover in the low 50s. A 2007 report by the U.S. Coast Guard stated that a boating accident is five times more likely to be fatal if the water is colder than 60 degrees. "Cold water can kill in ways that you might not expect," said Tim Smalley, DNR boating safety specialist. "Nearly everyone knows that immersion in cold water can cause hypo- thermia - the abnormal lowering of the body's core temperature. What most don't know is that cold water immersion has several stages, any one of which can cause death." Victims who experience an unexpected fall overboard suffer initial cold water shock in the first minute, which involuntarily causes them to take a series of big breaths, called hyperventilation. If a person's head is under- water, they can inhale more than a quart of water and drown immediately. Those who keep their head above water will continue hyperventilating as their blood pressure jumps, Smalley explained. If they can't control their breathing within 60 sec- onds, they'll suffer numbness, muscle weak- ness or even fainting, which leads to drown- ing. A person with heart disease may experi- ence sudden death due to cardiac arrest. A victim who survives the first minute of cold shock and hyperventilation will progress to the second stage called "cold incapacita- tion," or swimming failure. Within about 10 minutes, rapid cooling of the extremities causes muscle stiffening so a person will no longer be able to perform the tasks, such as swimming, holding onto a floating object, or putting on a life jacket. Even yelling for help can be difficult. Hypothermia is the third stage. Smalley said there is a common misperception that it Sentinel Tribune available at: Oleson's Mercantile Hoyt Oil & Convenience Bubai Grocery Thrifty White Pharmacy Maynard's Grocery ExpressWay Shady Drive-lnn 00G-ITt : . _ -.--, 188233 00chmiesin00 00,F00er Farm Hwy. 4 Farm Lucan Flower* Hwy. t41 [ wy lo "Walnut Grove "Lamberton 18384 Co. Hwy. 10. Walnut Grove - 7 1/2 miles North of 14 on Hwy. 1( 507-747-2902 or 507-828-6639 OPEN Mon.- Fri. noon - 8 p.m.: Sat.lO a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. sets in almost immediately after a person lands in cold water. However, a victim won't start to become hypothermic for 30 minutes. Severe hypothermia can take an hour or more to set in, depending on the water temperature, body mass, clothing, the amount of struggling and several other factors. A body core tem- perature of 95 degrees is considered hypother- mic, loss of consciousness occurs at about 86 degrees, and death is imminent when the core temperature drops below 82. Unless a person is wearing a life jacket, drowning will occur long before severe hypothermia gets them. Most boating fatalities are the result of capsizing or falls overboard, not collisions between boats running at high speed. "We see it time and time again in Minnesota boating accidents," Smalley said. "A single boat on a lake capsizes, the victim isn't wearing a life jacket, has no warning or time to put one.0n a and drowns due to the effects Of ertd waeqW" Experts recommend that people who end ' up in the water stay with the boat, even if they aren't able to get back in. They are more likely to be seen by potential rescuers if they are next to a boat. A person should only swim for shore if wearing a life jacket, if the likeli- hood of rescue is low, or they are close to_ shore and aren't able to climb back into or on top of the boat. The key is the life jacket, Smalley said. A person who suffers swimming failure or loss of consciousness will stay afloat wearing a life jacket, but drown without one. Smalley said smart anglers wear a life vest from the time they enter the boat until they return to shore. "There is no time to put one on before a boating accident," Smalley noted. "It would be like trying to buckle your seat belt before an imminent car crash." 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