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TRIBUNE Area F o cu Wednesday, May 19, 2004 Page 7 top Visual Artist taken MSHSL REGION IliA the third annual IIIA Visual Arts nineteen High  from Southwest displayed 130 art at the High School on May 5th. Top presented to six young visual of six artist Judges Choice rated to: Greenway of the photograph for Old Friends Hammen of the photograph Schwanke of for the drawing Louwagie of for the drawing Shadows Teri Jones of MCCRAY for the mixed media piece Face with Expression Judges for the event included Dr. Fatih Benzer, Duane Penske, Greta Murray, Jerome Deuschle, Shelley Cords-Swanson and Cat Abbott. Several student artists from area schools were awarded excellent and supe- rior medals for their art- work. In a unique feature, many of the art works and the artist's statements can be accessed by logging on to and clicking on the REGION IIIA Visual Arts button. The schools participating includ- ed: Adrian, Benson, Canby, Edgerton Public School, Hills-Beaver Creek, Lac Qui Parle Valley, Lake Benton, Lakeview, Lincoln HI, Luverne, MACCRAY, Minneota, Montevideo, Mountain Lake, Red Rock Central, Russell Tyler Ruthton, SW Minnesota Christian, Westbrook Walnut Grove, Yellow Medicine East. In addition to the judg- ing and gallery display of the art work, students partici- pated in workshops by area artists; Linda Canton on Weaving, Charlene Buescher on Watercolor, Shakum Maheshwari on stained glass, Jennifer Kunin or papermaking and Bobbie Aalsgard on drawing. These workshops were sponsored through the WWG pARTners Program and the Perpich Storm damage Center for Arts Education. The 2005 Date for the REGION IlIA VISUAL ARTS COMPETITION IS WEDNESDAY, ,MAY 4th. rook Health Center ployee of the employees were awarded service pins in recognition for years of service. The fol- lowing employees were rec- ognized from Westbrook Health Center: Pat Jarmer received her 1 year pin, Brenda Engen was awarded her 5 year pin, Elizabeth Dibble was recog- nized with a 15 year pin, Mary Rupp was awarded her 25 year pin and Loann Hansen was recognized for 30 years of service. As part of the Sioux Valley Regional Health System, Westbrook Health Center employees select an Employee of the Year. This year's honoree is Wendy Knakmuhs. Wendy works at the reception desk helping pre- pare patients and answer their questions. Surveys have indicated that Wendy goes out of her way to help visitors feel comfortable and informed. She also assists the director of nurses with office support, 10 hours of the week. Wendy and her husband Brad have twin daughters, Jessica and Abby, who are seniors at WWG, and Morganne who is in middle school in Walnut Grove. The Knakmuhs fami- ly moved from Walnut Grove to Westbrook in 2000. Wendy began work at Westbrook Health Center 1 year later. Congratulations to Wendy Knakmuhs for her well deserved recognition. members of the )itals recently an evening of socia- and recognition for The annual Shetek Services Employee Was held at the Club in boards of direc- and volun- with the 3 facilities the oppor- meet and share Hospitals, Health Center, County Memorial and Clinic and Medical Services opportunity to those associated part in the deliv- quality health care the " -mixer, Last Sunday evening Mark ancl Linda Warner, who live about five miles south of Walnut Grove, came home to find neighbors already clearing debris from their place, after what is believed to be a twister, tore down trees and put a pine tree through their roof into their living room. The force of the wind toppled this huge Cottonwood tree next t o the:., : driveway. It also damaged many other trees in the yard .............. place winner from Westbrook Health Center Health Center Quality Award at Valley Hospitals System Quality Health received the Award in the Clinical Performance Category presented at the annual Sioux Valley Hospitals & Health System Quality Fair Awards lunch- eon. The luncheon was held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD in conjunction with )following concerned & responsible and businesses support the churches, and their activities. Nurse00o. center in '.W. Minnesota" Street Tracy Ph. 532-9430 Marshall MN 274-5464 llcy, MN- ne 629-4510 Walnut , Sanborn, , I.Alciin, Avoca -MAIN 5"2-7352 Weatbrook / Walnut Grove Funeral Home 507-274-6700 Westbrook, MN. 507-859-2161 Walnut Grove, MN Maynard's Food Center 274-5555 Westbrook, MN. Sentinel Tribune Westbrook, MN Phone 2746136 1-800-410-1859 Koblegard Auto 859-2220 Walnut Grove, MN. Grove MN. MN Your local long term provider since 1961 149 First Ave. Westbrook, MN 56183 507-274-6155 the annual Sioux Valley Summit. This year Sioux Valley Hospitals & Health System Quality Fair brought together 124 performance improvement projects from around the system that were reviewed by 50 judges. The goal of the annual Quality Fair is to communi- cate, via a storyboard and verbal presentation, best practices and performance improvement projects that have taken place at Sioux Valley Health System facili- ties during the past year. Project entries must demon- strate quality and quantita- tive improvements in one of the following areas: Clinical Performance, Administra- tive/Financial processes, Satisfaction/Service Excellence, Patient /Employee Safety and Quality of Life. Team Leader for the Westbrook Health Center Quality Fair winning entry was Dr. Varwani. Team Members were Priscilla Comnick, DON; Dean Lichty, Pharmacist; Diana Williams, RN; Brenda Engen, LPN; Joni Lohre, Lab. The name of the winning entry was, A Fast Start Saves Your Heart. The following is the team assessment of their project goals. As a small rural hospital emergency department, we identified an opportunity to have an impact on patient outcomes prior to tertiary care transfer. Early assess- ment and intervention of the chest pain patient was our priority with focus on improving turn around time for EKG performance and administration of aspirin and thrombolytics. A second team from Westbrook Health Center received a certificate of appreciation in the same cat- egory of Clinical Performance. Team Leader was Sherry Olson, Clinic Manager; Dr. Varwani; Mary Rupp, RN; Donna Vosberg, LPN; Paula Gundermann, MA. Team entry was Pain? In the Administrative/Financial Category, Westbrook Health Center Team received a cer- tificate of appreciation with their entry. Ready, Get Stressed, Go Live'. Team Leader was Janet Theisen; Team members were: Jan Vosberg, Wendy Knakmuhs, Sheryl Kopperud, Priscilla Comnick and Stacy Barstad. Auto & R.V. Repair Wheel A.]ignment Glass installed We have one of the South- west's most modern body shops, with separate paint- booth - all makes - KLASSE Sales & Service Weatbrook, MN. 507- 274-6166 The force of the storm blew in the garage door and pushed the sides of the garage outward. I 146.39 Acre Farm for Sale (Galvin Farm) ON SEALED BIDS SEALED BIDS (with the privilege of increasing same) will be received at the office of Murrayland Agency, Inc., 141 Mill St., P.O. 176, Cuttle, MN 56123 up to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2004. The bids will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21,2004 at the City of Currie council office at 901 3rd St. The property to be sold is legally described as follows: 146.39 tillable acres in the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) of Section 9 in Murray Township, Murray County, MN. This is a very productive piece of unimproved farm land with a Crop Equivalency Rating of 77.20; with a 75.9 acre corn base. TERMS: 5% of the offer must accompany bid, with the bal- ance payable in approx. 60 days when clear and marketable title will be given; and possession with tillable rights as soon as present tenant's crops are harvested or a final posses- sion date of Dec. 15, 2004. Seller will receive the rent for the 2004 crop. TAXES: Seller will pay the real estate taxes due and payable in 2004. BID OPENING: All bids will be opened at the time and place aforesaid, and each bidder present shall have the right to raise his/her bid at that time. The Galvin Family reservas the right to reject any and all bids. All announcements made sale day supersede this and all other advertisements printed or implied. Inquiries to be directed to Murrayland Agency, Inc. 141 Mill St., P.O. 176, Currie, MN 56123; PH 1-507-763-3599; Toll Free 1-866- 856-4660 " II