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SENTINEL TRIBUNE 0MMUNITY .VIIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO May 24, 2000 At the last city council meet- ing, Keith Kropp announced he and Gall will be closing their store, Olson Hardware Hank, this year. They expect to close out the inventory by the end of the year. Kropp will continue his plumbing and heating business from his rural Walnut Grove home. Last Monday, the Walnut Grove Ambulance Association brought the city ambulance to the school to show the elemen- tary students. Garrett and Gayle BiLker and daughters spent Friday through Sunday in Custer, SD for a weekend of medieval re-enact- ment. TWENTY YEARS AGO May 23, 1990 Micawber Club members Wanda Hoyt and Renee Krentz treated the elementary students to ice cream treats on Monday, May 21, to note the successful collecting of Campbell Soup labels. Bill Woodruff from the Redwood Falls DAC Redemption Center attended the council meeting Monday, May 21. He informed the council of the types of materi- als that can be recycled at the present. He also informed the council there will be curb site recycling in Redwood County for all cities. Twenty-one year old Garth Doolan of Harcourt, Victoria, Australia, is spending 3 months in the state of MN after he won the Victorian Farmers Federation Farming Trade Apprentice of the Year. His MN host is the 4-H Youth Development Program. Garth's Redwood County home is with Mary Zeug and her family of rural Walnut Grove. THIRTY YEARS AGO May 23, 1980 Eric Johnson planted about 25 acorns from Plum Creek Park on the edge of the garden at the parental Don Johnson farm in the fall of 1974 when he was a sophomore in high school. In five short years of growth, one of the acorns has grown to almost an 8 ft. oak tree. Only 5 of the 25 trees have grown and survived. The long dry spell finally broke on Saturday and all enjoyed a cloudy, wet, and drizzly day. An estimation on the amount of rainfall ranged from 1/2 inch to almost an inch. An example of the oddi- ties in the unusual weather that has been experienced is - Mrs. Earl Warner reports her hus- band and sons finished com- bining their 1979 corn crop (about 200 bushels) on the same day they finished plant- ing the 1980 com. The recently organized Bloomington Ham Radio Club held a "Little House on the Prairie) expedition at the Lower Plum Creek Park Shelter Saturday and Sunday. They set up 6 ham stations and a myriad of wires for antennas to contact other ham operators from all parts of the world from Walnut Grove, MN. Walnut Grove was selected because of the TV fame and the Wilder books. Parents and caregivers of chil- dren with asthma encouraged to have wri00en asthma action plans May is World Asthma Month In recognition of World Asthma Month, Minnesota health officials are encourag- ing parents and caregivers of children with asthma to ensure that their child has a written asthma action plan (AAP). An AAP helps all asthma patients and medi- cal professionals manage and prevent asthma symptoms by providing crucial infor- mation to those who come in contact with, or care for, people with asthma. Prescribing clinicians cart easily prepare an AAP through a new software appli- cation, called the Interactive Asthma Action Plan (iAAP). The software incorporates algorithms that follow the National Institute of Health guidelines for assessing and treating, asthma. It condenses 460 pages of guidelines into a highly useable decision- support tool for preparing an AAP. The application can be found at www.asthma-iAAP. com. "Asthma is a condition that can be effectively man- aged with the right tools and resources," said Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Sanne Magnan. "The iAAP represents a huge accom- plishment in making it eas- ier for all Minnesota pro- viders to implement asthma best practices. That's why we are strongly encouraging providers to use this new evidence-based program for all patients with asthma." A written plan can enable a person with asthma to bet- ter manage the disease, thus reducing asthma hospitaliza- tions and emergency depart- ment visits (and associated costs), as well as improv- ing the quality of life for Minnesotans with asthma and their families. The iAAP is available as an online or "kiosk" version in which a provider develops and prints a plan, with no information being saved elec- tronically when the encoun- ter ends. It is also available in three downloadable ver- sions that allow providers to save individualized asthma action plans and patient data while maintaining confiden- tiality within the health care system. It was developed by MDH and is available at no cost. The final plan can be printed in both English and Spanish. Examples of those who should have a copy of the action plan include patients, parents, grandpar- ents, school nurses, coaches, teachers, day care providers, and others who might care for a person with asthma. For more information, please visit www.asthma- Cancer Survivor's celebration picnic The Redwood Area Hospital is sponsoring a Cancer Survivoris Celebration picnic for all cancer survivors and their families on Monday, June 7, from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. in the Redwood Area Hospital Education Room. This is an opportunity for persons who have been diag- nosed with cancer to some together and celebrate another year of life. This celebration is a time of sharing support with others as well as a time of fun and fellowship with other survivors and their fami- lies. The Redwood Area Hospital will be furnishing sandwiches, beverages, and utensils. Those attending may bring a dish to share if they wish. Entertainment will be provided by Jordan Harazin, along with Ed and Mary Domeier. For more information, call Cindy Moldan, RN at the Redwood Area Hospital at 507-637-4512. Relay For Life for Redwood County The American Cancer Society Relay For Life for Redwood County will be July 16 and 17 at the Gilfillan Estate on Hwy 67. Come and take part in the many activi- ties that will be going on that evening. Also come and see the remodeled shelter. There will be activities for all ages. Cancer survivors are encour- aged to come and register and take part in the opening ceremony. There are special events for survivors. Walk the luminary path and see how many people are survi- vors or deceased persons of cancer. Everyone is touched by cancer through family and/ or friends. There is still time to join a team and raise funds for the fight against cancer. Team members are committed to raising at least $100 each. There will be a committee meeting Monday, May 24 at 5:30 P.M. at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in the dining hall. A team meeting will fol- low at 6:30. All teams need to have a representative there. Team registration needs to be finished. Sponsorships or commitment fees must be paid by that night. There will be luminaries for the team members to pick up for their team and write the names on and to decorate if they wish. Silent Auction items for kids and adults should be brought to this meeting also. Teams need to turn in whatever donations they have so far also that night. Jane Moody, Publicity, 507-752-7059 WALNUT GROVE SENIOR NUTRITION June 1-4, 2010 Senior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 am, Monday thru Friday. Monday: Tuesday: Roast pork/ gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert Wednesday: Scalloped potatoes & ham, layered let- tuce salad, dessert Thursday: Chicken salad sandwiches, macaroni fruit salad, dessert Friday: Fish on bun, mashed potatoes, corn, des- sert For reservations call 859- 2133 one day in advance. Senior Dining is a joint partnership of your com- munity and Lutheran Social Services, funded, in part, under the Older Americans Act. Murray Co._ 4-H news May 31 - Memorial Day - office closed June 1 - 4-H Camp regis- tration due in office June 1 - Summer of Fun registration due in office June 3 - 4-H Livestock Quality Assurance & Ethics Training, 6-9 p.m., 4-H Building June 9 - St. Patrick's Day at Summer of Fun, 9 a.m.- noon, 4-H Building Youth Camping Program focus on Summer Survival by Margie Anderson . 4-H Program Coordinator "Summer Survival at 4-H Camp" is this year's theme for three camps to be held at Shetek Lutheran Ministries on Lake Shetek. Teen Camp for 7th and 8th graders is Sunday, June 20 through Tuesday, June 22. Junior Camp for 3rd and 4th graders is Tuesday, June 22 through Wednesday, June 23. Tween Camp for 5th and 6th grad- ers is Wednesday, June 23 through Friday, June 25. All youth in these age groups are welcome; need not be a 4-H club member. There will be geocashing at Lake Shetek State Park for the Teen Camp, an entertaining carnival for Junior Camp, and a twilight Beach Party for Tween Camp. All campers will enjoy tra- ditional camp activities like canoeing, campfires, cabin living, crafts and numerous outdoor learning sessions. Contact the Murray County Extension Office for more information and registration forms; phone 836-6927 or email mnext-murray@umn. edu Campers must register by June 1. Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Page 7 COUNTRY VIEW WEEKLY By Kim Rolling Exec. Director/Nurse Manager Hello to all from the staff and tenants at Country View! We've enjoyed the beautiful weather and are looking for- ward to more of it. Activities this week have included the bus ride to Marshall, PoKeNo, J-I-N- G-O, BINGO, Bone Builders, SkipBo, Wii, 500 and Ron and Kathy Robinson pro- vided special musical enter- tainment. We enjoyed the WWG high school jazz & polka band as well as the 6th grade band. We certainly enjoy having the schools pro- vide us with the talent of the kids from the area. We are looking forward to the fifth grade band playing for us on Monday as well. It's amazing how well they play together at such a young age. Mr. Vondracek does a terrific job with the kids. Some of this week's win- ners are June Boerboom, Agnes Seykora, Audrey Schroeder, Eldora Maas and Ernest Maas. Memorial Day weekend is rounding the comer. Please pay tribute to your loved ones and those who've given their lives for our country. That's the news from the country. Get outdoors and enjoy your week! Seniors help each other to age well May is Older Americans Month - a national obser- vance dating back to 1963 to honor the legacies and ongo- ing contributions of older Americans and support them as they enter the next stage in life. Older Americans are living longer and are more active than ever before. And with the aging of the baby boomer generation - the largest in our nation's history - Minnesota's senior population is expected to double by 2030. While keeping the grow- ing population of older Americans healthy and active will increase the demand for senior services, what is remarkable is the extent to which older Americans them- selves are supporting each other. At Lutheran Social Service, while people of all ages offer help in many ways, older adults often form the core of service delivery to seniors. They volunteer at senior din- ing sites and deliver food to homebound seniors to help them remain in their homes; they serve as befrienders and help their frail senior peers with transportation grocery shopping and errands; and, they provide vital relief as caregivers to families caring for loved ones with illness or disabilities. "It's a win-win situation all around," said Monica Douglas, director of Senior Nutrition for Lutheran Social Service. "We are able to be more cost-effective and at the same time, senior volunteers feel a great sense of purpose by making such a direct and personal difference in some- one's life." Eloise Olson, age 88, was referred for home-delivered meals by the Block Nurse Program. Such a service is helping her to remain in her home and avoid a short-term stay in an assisted living facility. "I don't know what I would do without meals delivered to my home," who is recovering from a health condition that requires her to use a walker for several weeks. "It's an absolute lifesaver. I'm not really good on my feet and am unable to cook meals." "Some seniors are fragile and just need a little help to stay in their homes where they want to be," Douglas said. "And, many seniors who serve in our dining sites or deliver meals have told us that having a meaningful way to contribute in the com- munity keeps them active and healthy, too." In six weeks, Eloise plans to return to Senior Dining meals in town where she enjoys conversation and friendship with others over a meal - a ritual she has enjoyed for many years. Friendly vis- iting with her peers over a noon meal, she add, has also helped her to stay healthy these many years. Lutheran Social Service serves 1.3 million meals each year to seniors who live in 40 counties in northwestern, southwestern and south- central Minnesota. Seniors who keep themselves well with good nutrition and also find purpose by serving in their community are living in to the "age strong, live long" theme, set forth by the national administration on aging that sponsors the Older Adults Month. For more information about how you can take part in noon meals through Senior Nutrition or become a vol- unteer at Lutheran Social Service, please call 1-800- 488-4146. MACULAR DEGENERATION Now with prescribed telescopic glasses, you can read, watch television and recognize faces better. Call for a FREE Phone Consultation with Chris J. Palmer, O.D. .... TOLL FREE 888-882-2040 From Hwy 30 & 71: N on 71 to Cty 10 (Comfrey Road) 2 miles E, 1/2 mile S From Hwy 71 & 14: S on 71 to Cty 10 (Comfrey Road) 2 miles E, 1/2 mile S flours: Men. - Fri. 9 a.m. to S p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Sun. CLOSED Ph:507-227-5095 26571 SOOth Ave.. 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