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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Olq REc2ORD Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Page 2 q )BITUARIES BIRTHS Ethel M. Cohrs Funeral services for Ethel M. Cohrs were held Friday, May 21, 2010 at Immanuel Baptist Church, Westbrook. Interment was in the Westbrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent via www.westbrookfuneral.com. Ethel M. Cohrs, age 102 of Westbrook died Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center. Ethel M. Cohrs was born May 30, 1907 at Summit, South Dakota to Ned and Anna (Busk) Nelsen. She grew up on a farm near Westbrook and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1926. Ethel chose the nursing profession and received her training at Home Hospital in Slayton and Minneapolis General. She also did post- graduate work in obstetrics at Ripley Memorial in Minneapolis. On July 23, 1932 she and August C. Cohrs were married at Westbrook. Following their marriage, they made their home in Westbrook. In addition to being a homemaker, Ethel worked as an RN at the Westbrook Clinic from 1944 until 1973. Ethel was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she was active in the life and ministry of the church. She participated in the Rosenau Sewing Society, sewing for the missionaries, and the Ladies Missionary Society. Ethel also assisted at the Christian School for 10 years as a volunteer following her retirement. Community involvement included the Clara Barton Club and the Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include her daughters, Dawn (Arlyn) Wahl, Ft. Ripley, MN, Diane (Bernard) Bailing, Bovey, MN, Dorothy (Robert) Cliff, Medicine Hat, Alberta,' Canada; 14 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; brothers: Donald Nelsen, Texas and James Nelsen, St. Paul, MN; sisters: Vera Larson, Westbrook; Nina Franz, Plymouth, MN; and Ardys Dennis, Saltilo, TX; many cousins; nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband August, young sister Betty Anne, brothers Leslie and Lloyd Nelsen, sisters Amy Benson, Irene Stthrges and Vivian Schauer, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.\\;. Rabies vaccina- "on reminder for , Ainnesota residents The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reminds pet owners to vaccinate their ani- mals against rabies, and to make sure to keep the vac- cinations up-to-date as warm weather sets in. Typically, summer and early fall are peak times of the year for human and pet interactions with wildlife, as wildlife movement increases and people and their pets enjoy more time outdoors. This increases the likeli- hood of interactions with wildlife reservoirs for rabies, such as skunks and bats. In 2009, nearly 50 percent of skunks tested in Minnesota were positive for the rabies virus. Rabies vaccination is an easy and inexpensive way to protect both animals and the people who have contact with them. Dogs, cats, and ferrets over the age of 12 weeks should be vaccinated for rabies. Frequent reports of bats within homes should remind owners to vaccinate indoor cats also. Contact your veterinarian to make sure that your animal has been vaccinated and that the vaccination is current. "The rabies vaccination for pets is extremely effec- tive," said Dr. Bill Hartmann, Minnesota Board of Animal Health Executive Director and State Veterinarian. "In order to prevent humans from being exposed to rabies we must make sure that our pets are protected." Rabies exposure occurs most commonly through a bite of an infected animal If you think you or your pet may have been exposed to rabies by a wild animal, contact your veterinarian, to have the animal tested. Follow the recommenda- tions below to reduce the chance of you or your animal being exposed to rabies: Dogs, cats, and ferrets over the age of 12 weeks should be vaccinated for rabies and kept current on the vaccine as recommended by your veterinarian. Animals too young to be vaccinated (less than 12 weeks old) should be kept inside, or away from stray or wild animals. Do not approach or feed wild or stray animals, Wild animals showing abnormal behaviors such as aggression or fearlessness should be reported to local animal control officers. If your pet has contact with a wild animal, espe- cially a skunk or a bat, report it to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health at 651-201- 6808 or to your veterinarian. The Board of Animal Health investigates rabies cases and recommends vaccinations and quarantines as necessary. If you are bitten by an animal, contact your phy- sician and the Minnesota Department of Health at 651- 201-5414. For more information on rabies, visit the Board's web- site at www. bah. state.mn. us. Sasha Margaret Marra Sasha Margaret Marra was born at home January 3, 2010, to parents Anthony and Sandy Marra of Chagrin Falls, OH. She weighed 7.7 pounds, and was 20 inches long. Sasha was welcomed into the world by big brothers Joey and Max. Grandparents are James and Margaret Klasse of Westbrook, and Tony and Stephanie Marra of Chagrin Falls, OH. Cottonwood Co. 4-H events June 7-LQA&E Level 1, 6:30- 9:30 p.m., Extension Office 7-10-YELLO 11-Storden Day Camp, 9 a.m.-Noon, City Park 11-Westbrook Day Camp, 1-4 p.m., City Park 14-Babysitting/Child Care Clinic, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Windom High School 14-Softball, 7 p.m., Jeffers Ball Diamond 15-17-Three Day Horse Clinic, Windom Arena 18-Windom Day Camp, 1-4 p.m., Dynamite Park Nick Anderson announces candidacy for Cottonwood County Attorney With County Attorney Doug Storey's decision to not seek re-election, cur- rent Assistant Cottonwood County Attorney Nick Anderson has filed papers to run for the county attomey's position. Anderson has been the Assistant County Attomey since November 1, 2000. Anderson's primary respon- sibilities include handling all manner of adult criminal matters, juvenile delinquen- cies, and child protection cases. Anderson has also handled various civil mat- ters when the county attor- ney has scheduling conflicts and when Anderson was the Acting County Attomey prior to the 2002 election that brought Doug Storey back into office. Anderson says, "I have enjoyed serving the citi- zens of Cottonwood County for the past nine and a half years. I hope to bring my common sense approach to continue serving Cottonwood County as your county attor- ney for the next 4 years." ," - - -N-o't ]5 -Walnut - - - - -G- -o700 -&- - -', ' area subscribers &00gaaers ' I I A drop box for various news items is located at the... Oleson's Mercantile 507-859-2600 next to the Walnut Grove Post Office. Hours: Monday- Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EQUIPMENT FOR SALE LAND AUCTION EVENT I I I I I L I i i i i. m,i =. ,mi I i i i. ,,i i i i I .,i mi um m,. ram, ,.i J Adrien Ray Heard Cameron and Raysean are excited to announce the arriv- al of their new baby brother, Adrien Ray, born May 5, 2010, weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. Parents are Alissa and Anthony Heard, Sioux Falls, SD. Grandparents are Gloria Doom, Louis and Karen Doom, Melonie Heard, and great grandmother Jeanne Simunek. Cooking safely for a crowa Deb Botzek-Linn U of MN Ext. If you are hosting or help- ing with a large food event this summer such as a gradu- ation party, family reunion or community event, be sure to keep food safety in mind. The combination of larger quantities of food, sum- mer temperatures, and per- haps outdoor serving could result in unwanted food- borne illness for your guests. Foodborne illness, such as norovirus, with symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and diar- rhea, is of special concern for infants, young children, preg- nant women, older adults and those with weakened immune systems attending your gath- ering. Food safety for a large event begins when plan- ning the menu. Do you have enough refrigerator space for all the salads? How will you keep the deli trays cold when transporting? How will you heat the pulled pork and keep it hot? Plan ahead to ensure that you have suf- ficient refrigeration space, coolers and ice, and hot hold- ing equipment for the types and quantity of food you are serving. Are you serving buffet style? Whether indoors or outdoors hot foods on a buf- fet need to be held above 140oF and cold foods below 41oF. A food. thermometer is needed to check food tem- peratures Ice, plenty of clean ice, is needed to keep salads, fresh fruit and vegetables, and meat and cheese trays cold. One tip is to fill a large clean shallow plastic contain- er with ice and set the serving bowls of cold food on the ice. Serve in smaller bowls and replace when empty. Do not add fresh food to a dish that has been sitting out. Have a serving uten- sil - spoon, fork, spatula or tong for every food item to avoid bare hand contact. Plan to replace them peri- odically as many hands (some unwashed!) have touched them. Wash your hands, wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 sec- onds and be sure your helpers do the same! Plan for the leftovers - Have containers (and space) ready to refrigerate or freeze food that has maintained proper temperature. When in doubt - throw out! Be cau- tious on sending food home with guests, especially the elderly, unless you have a cold method of transporting on a warm summer day. COTTONWOOD COUNTY DISRTICT COURT COURT NEWS May 14-20, 2010 Speeding: $120.00 Andrew Wojo Henry, Worthington, MN; Mohamud A. Salah, Eden Prairie, MN; Joseph Michael Paul Anderson, Mt. Lake, MN; Abdulaziz Abdubahman Ahmed, Brooklyn Center, MN; Joseph Paul Melsha, Fairmont, MN; Cory James Fruit, Le Sueur, MN $220.00 - Jordan Michael Slevin, Duluth, MN Parking ordinance: $24.00 - Erwin J. Ortiz Chiroy, Mt. Lake, MN Failure to display current registration: $110.00 - Mark Alan Flaherty, Rochester, MN Failure to notify owner of damaged property: $380.00 Derick Lennard Hall, Windom, MN Failure to stop: $130.00 - Jorge Luis Garcia, Mt. Lake, MN Driving after suspension: $280.00 - Hugo Sanchez, Mt. Lake, MN DWI: $80.00 - Daniel Cisneros, Lake Crystal, MN, no misd. or > viol. for 1 yr., chem. dep. eval./trtmnt., foil. rec. of eval., attend MADD Imp. Panel, 90 days Careless driving: $180.00 - Ardrid Htoo, Worthington, MN Click It or Ticket. Seriously Heightened Seat Belt Enforcement began May 24; Officers Can Stop Motorists Solely for Belt Violations Drivers, passengers and kids better be buckled up or in the correct child restraint as The Redwood Falls Sheriff's Dept and the Redwood Falls Police Dept, officer and deputies will be ramping up enhanced Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols May 24-June 6. The campaign marks one year since the state's primary seat belt law became effec- tive June 9, 2009, allowing law enforcement to stop and ticket motorists solely for belt violations. The primary law requires passengers in all seating positions, including the back seat, to be buckled up or seated in the correct child restraint. A seat belt fine is $25 but can cost more than $100 with court and admin- istrative fees. The campaign will also include enforcement of Minnesota's strengthened child passenger safety law that requires children to be in the correct restraint until they are age 8 and 4 feet 9 inches tall. This law requires booster seats for kids usually starting at age 4 to ensure adult seat belts fit them cor- rectly. "Our wish is to not have to write any seat belt tickets, but that's not reality," says Deputy Siefkes "Despite progress in increasing belt use it's clear far too many motorists continue to not buckle up and as a result put themselves and others in the vehicle at risk in case of crash." Deputy Siefkes notes that in rollover crashes, unbelted motorists are usually ejected from the vehicle. In most cases, the vehicle will roll- over them. In less severe crashes, unbelted motorists will crack teeth out on steer- ing wheels or break their nose, and even slam into and injure others in the vehicle. "Enforcement of this law starts with you. Insist your passengers are buckled up," says Deputy Sietkes. Each year, unbelted motorists account for more than one-half of all vehicle occupants killed. Belt use is especially an issue in Greater Minnesota communities. Annually, nearly 80 percent of unbelted traffic deaths occur on Greater Minnesota roads. Belt use is especially poor among teens and young adults. Statewide each year, motorists age 15-29 account for 45 percent of all unbelted deaths, yet this group rep- resents only 25 percent of licensed drivers. This same age group accounts for 55 percent of all unbelted seri- ous injuries -- 70 percent occur in Greater Minnesota. Between 2006 and 2008 there were 2 unbelted teen deaths and 1 unbelted teen serious injury. During 2006-2008 in Redwood County, 8 motor- ists were killed in traf- fic crashes and 7 were not belted. Another 7 unbelted motorists were seriously injured. The enforcement effort will also include a nighttime seat belt enforce- ment focus- The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) reports during 2006- 2008, 277 motorists were killed during nighttime hours (9 p.m. - 3 a.m.) and of those killed, 178 (64 percent) were not belted. 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