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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Page 6 GLANCES IN THE PAST TEN YEARS AGO May 23, 2001 Val Cassel has joined the Sentinel Tribune as a part- time reporter for the summer months. Val will be a junior at the U of MN Morris. She is a 1999 graduate of WWG High School, and the daugh- ter of Dr. Jeffrey and Connie Cassel of Westbrook. Sunday afternoon hundreds of well-wishers attended a retirement party for Supt. Steve Kjomess in the high school gymnasium. Trinity Lutheran Church will celebrate its 100th anni- versary June 17. This past Sunday, May 20, members and guests began their Centennial celebration by walking from their first church building (now the United Presbyterian Church) to the present building. TWENTY YEARS AGO May 22, 1991 After a 3 - 4 inch rain in the area last week, the dam on the third hole of Rolling Hills Golf Club went from a trickle to a torrent that threatened to rip out the dam which holds back the clubs' new pond. Helen Iverson of the Dovray Area Boosters pre- sented a check of $300 to Judy Knudson, Resource Development Coordinator of the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center to be used for new dining room tables and chairs. Twenty-one WWG seniors and 2 chaperones waved good bye Friday afternoon prior to boarding the charter bus that will take them on a tour of Colorado. THIRTY YEARS AGO May 21, 1981 Mrs. Wiggins class on child care got in some real practice last week as they invited several youngsters to their classes. • Miss Ruth V. Rachuy, age 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rachuy of Westbrook, has been selected to be a finalist in the 1981 Miss MN National Teenager pageant to be held at Bethel College in June. Jeff Jensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Jensen of Westbrook, has qualified in 2 events for the National Junior College Track Championships. The event will be held at San Angela, TX. W TROOPER KATHY BY KATHY PEDERSON Dear Trooper Kathy: What percentages of fatal crashes involve alcohol or other drugs? As a senior citizen, I am wondering if prescrip- tions count as drugs? Trooper Kathy Says: In Minnesota approximately 31-4g-;f;:iiour fatalities t16it61 or anbtiier drug. Prescriptions and over the counter drugs are includ- ed in the following survey. Remember, if your driving is impaired due to medications, you may be arrested for driv- ing impairment. Nationally-ONE-THIRD OF FATALLY INJURED DRIVERS WITH KNOWN TEST RESULTS TESTED POSITIVE FOR AT LEAST ONE DRUG IN 2009 The percentage of fatally injured drivers testing posi- tive for drugs increased over the last five years, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Each year between 56% and 65% of drivers fatally injured in motor vehicle crashes were tested for the presence of drugs in their systems. In 2009, 33% of the 12,055 of drivers fatally injured in motor vehicle crashes with known test results tested pos- itive for at least one drug, compared to 28% in 2005 (see ,figure I below). The drugs tested for included both illegal substances as well as over-the counter and prescription medications, (which may or may not have been misused). In 2009, marijuana was the most prev- alent drug found in this popu- lation-approximately 28% of fatally injured drivers who tested positive were positive for marijuana. The authors caution that "drug involve- ment rates among those with unavailable drug test results may be similar to those for whom results are available, or there may be a systematic bias that could influence the unavailable rates in a positive or negative direction." CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6136OR 1-800-410-1859 Dueber 's for Variety Westbrook Location Only! 602 First Avenue, 507-274-6354 Hosiery Ladies Lingerie Store Fixtures Priced To Go! Stione Housewams Going Out Batteries Sewing ira f. £ NOtions Greeting Cards Mens Fabrics IAP'J Artificial Clothing Flowers Business Infant Clothing Health Aids an-" o00Sale,..o,,o00e00s 00Bedding Towels Ladies Clothing Candy 15% off Reg. Price Toys o Everything in our store is 15  off regular price. You will receive an additional o 15N offmerchandise that is already marked down. Not good on merchandise advertised at other Dueber locations. All sales final. 187263 WESTBROOK SENIOR NUTRITION m SERVICES May 30 - June 3, 2011 Senior Nutrition Services serving at the Westbrook Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. each operating day. Monday: Memorial Day Tuesday: Meatloaf, scal- loped potatoes, country veg- etables, strawberry Bavarian cream, bread, milk Wednesday: Chicken breast, tropical fruit, pea & cheese salad, rhubarb dessert, bun, milk Thursday: Stuffed baked potato, broccoli, bar, bread- stick, milk Friday: Chicken chow mein, rice, oriental veg., gela- tin/pineapple, sugar cookie, bread, 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. Patchin00 roads Cottonwood Cou Highway Department workers patching on the south end of First Avenue in Westbrook last week. DNR Question Q: When buying firewood for fireplaces or camp- fires, people may be asked how many cords of wood they need. What is a cord? A: A cord is the standard measure for a stack of wood, bark and air eight feet long by four feet wide by four feet high, or 128 cubic feet. Because the long logs are too big to fit in a fireplace or fire pit, sellers may offer cords already cut and split. The legal stan- dard for a cord of cut, split and ranked wood is 120 cubic feet, since the smaller pieces of wood are stacked tightly together, and con- rain less air space than a stack of logs. Woodpiles of differing sizes commonly have different nameS' in the" firewood business, such as: rick cord, face cord, fire- place cord or short cord. For example, if someone buys a rick cord or fireplace cord, he or she is often buy- ing a unit of wood only one-third the amount of wood found in a full-size cord. To determine the vol- ume of wood in a stack, multiply the dimensions - width by height by length - and compare that to the 120 cubic feet for a full, split and stacked cord. This will give you a good esti- mate of how the seller's unit of wood measures against a full cord. - Keith Jacobson, DNR forest utilization and mar- keting program coordinator WWG 4th grade Poppy Poster winners Seated: 2nd Skyler Swenhaugen, 1st Anna Larson. Standing: 3rd MeLinda Lee, 4th Grace Woelber. The whole class received treats sponsored by the Walnut Grove American Legion Auxiliary. Submitted hoto .............. ;; Take control of waterhemp By Jeff Stachler and Jeff Gunsolus, U of MN Extension; Rich Zollinger, NDSU Extension Waterhemp is an annual weed species in the pigweed family that is capable of pro- ducing more than 1 million seeds per plant. Due to a limited number of effective herbicides, especially in sug- arbeet and soybean, water- hemp is difficult to control compared to most weed spe- cies. In 2007, glyphosate-resis- tant waterhemp was con- firmed in southern Minnesota and is now present in south- ern and west-central Minnesota. It continues to increase in frequency due to the continued planting of Monsanto's Roundup Ready® crops and the exclu- sive use of glyphosate. University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension have been work- ing together to develop research-based management recommendations for grow- ers. In addition to the produc- tion of large quantities of seeds, continual germination throughout the growing sea- son and an increased fre- quency of herbicide-resistant plants add to the degree of difficulty in keeping this weed species under control. The good news is that the longevity of waterhemp seeds in the seedbank is rela- tively short (1 to 12 percent survival after four years) compared to most species, meaning complete control (zero seed production) of all plants over a three- to four- year time period should sig- nificantly reduce the water- hemp seed bank, allowing the farmer to take control of this difficult weed problem. In fields with low popula- tions of waterhemp, it is important to be proactive and prevent waterhemp from establishing by trying to pre- vent even a single plant from going to seed in your field. Often the level of necessary weed control inputs will be lower in fields where proac- tive strategies are employed. Proper management Paul Hanson Benefit] Saturday, June 4 from 1- 5 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church 1400 Roberts St. S., West St. Paul, MN 55118 Paul Hanson and his family of Cottage (;rove are going through a very difficult time right now. Paul was diagnosed with a brain tumor around Thanksgiving. He has gone through 3 different rounds of chemo, but the tumor has continued to grow, and 12 sessions of radiation have also been unsuccessful. Now the family has been given the devastating news that there is nothing else that can be done. After treatment both in the cities and at the Mayo Clinic, Paul has been tranferred to Our Lady of Good Counsel in St. Paul, where he continues his hospice care. requires managing water- hemp across the entire crop- ping system over time. Many growers have begun using preemergence residual herbi- cides to manage waterhemp. Increasing crop rotation diversity and using Roundup Ready crops in the rotation where the fewest alternative herbicides to glyphosate exist will also reduce the likelihood of selecting for glyphosate-resistant water- hemp. Wheat, corn, and LibertyLink® corn and soy- bean provide more chemical weed control options and should be strongly consid- ered, especially when inte- grating Roundup Ready sug- arbeet into your rotation. Where glyphosate-resis- tant plants are known to be present in fields, waterhemp must be managed diligently to reduce the amount of waterhemp in the soil seed bank; this will require an increase in weed manage- ment inputs. Active management of waterhemp this growing sea- son and into the future is necessary to reduce selection of herbicide-resistant plants and maintain the effective- ness of Roundup Ready crops in the rotation. This is especially true for Roundup Ready sugarbeet for which few herbicides are available to effectively manage water- hemp. For more details on proper waterhemp management practices for corn, soybean, sugarbeet and wheat, visit University of Minnesota Extension's Crop News at go/1063. tvlURRA¥ CO. 4-H EVENTS May 30 - Memorial Day - office closed June 1 - Summer of Fun registration deadline June i - SW MN 4-H Camps registration deadline June 8 - Summer of Fun, 9-11 am, 4-H Building June 8 - 4-H Softball season begins, 7 p.m., Slayton Anniversary Saturday, June 4 4 pm at the shop (L Lunch served & karaoke DUANE'S BODY SHOP 1018 4th Street I Westbrook, MN 507-274-6655