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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Communl Wednesday, June 2, 2004 Page! i" i:il :(:i ? MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO June 1, 1994 The community of Walnut Grove was pleasantly sur- prised on Monday when Gold Star Mother Thekla Zuidema came to attend the Memorial Day Services. Mrs. Zuidema now lives in Redwood Falls. The combination of warm temperatures (70 90 degrees), adequate rainfall, and slight breezes, have made the past week almost perfect. Rev. Donald G. Comnick is celebrating 50 years of active ministry on June 12th. Rev. Comnick now resides with his wife in Milroy. TWENTY YEARS AGO May 31, 1984 The Logger track team came away with three first- place finishes at the Comfrey meet on Tuesday. It only took Rodney Schmiesing two hours to catch a 36 inch, 11-1/2 pound northern at Lake Laura. Rod isn't sure if he is going to have the northern mount- ed, or just have it for dinner! A good number of people attended the Memorial Day Services on Monday in Walnut Grove. Following the ceremony, crosses were decorated by Girl Scouts and placed on the last cross, symbolizing the Unknown soldier. THIRTY YEARS AGO May 30, 1974 A tractor driven by Donald V. Anderson was struck from behind by a car driven by Milton Johnson of Sanborn. Mr. Anderson suffered a skull fracture and separated shoulder. Mr. Johnson suf- fered minor injuries.. Thirty-six Seniors will graduate on Friday evening, May 31. Mr. Bruce Govig, Superintendent at Benson Public Schools, will give the commencement address. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Comnick were honored at an open house hosted by their children in celebration of their 25th wedding anniver- sary. Rev. Gerald Morgan of Onamia, who performed their ceremony 25 yrs. ago, surprised them by attending the open house. By Sandy Anderson Lilacs The wonderful fragrance of lilacs announces the arrival of spring. I, like most people love the fragrance of lilacs. Lilacs are easy to grow and while they used to come in just purple and white, they now come in an amazing variety of color, bloom size, shape and flow- ering time. Lilacs do best in full sun, and in well- drained, good garden soil. You can plant a range of species and have lilacs blooming from early to late season, lasting about 6 weeks. All lilacs belong to the genus Syringa, with about 20 species and more than 400 cultivars. The popular common lilac,. Syringe vul- garis, has heart-shaped leaves and large flowers. It is native to eastern Europe, Pone being native to North America. Some lilacs are more fra- grant than others. Many white lilacs are only faintly scented while others range from slightly sweet to highly pungent. The lilac consid- ered the most fragrant is a Chinese native-S, pubes- cens, a mid-season bloomer. It has small, white flowers tinged with purple. The fra- grance is sweet and spicy. very different from the tra- ditional lilac scent. The earliest" lilacs to flower are selections of the hybrid Syringe x hyacinthi- flora; these fragrant, bushy plants, with nice burgundy autumn foliage, bloom 7-10 days before the common lilac. Asessippi (lavender), Excel (lilac-blue), Maiden's Blush (soft pink) Mt. Baker (white), Pocahontas (deep violet), Sister Justena (white) and Blance Sweet (icy blue) are some of the better selections. Midseason bloomers include: Superba (pink) often reblooms in late sum- mer or autumn, Henri Robert (double bluish), Krasavitsa (double pink buds, opening white), Marie Frances (pink), Monique Lemoine (white), Primrose (yellowish), Ruhm von Horstenstein (magenta) one of the most fragrant of the magenta- purple group, Sarah Sands (purple), Sensation (sensa- tional purple flowers edged in white) Late bloomers include Donald Wyman (rosy laven- der), Nocturne (lilac-blue), Royalty (rich purple) Miss Canada (bright pink), James MacFarlane (rose). The latest of all lilacs to bloom are the tree lilacs, Syringa reticulata, Japanese tree lilac, and its finer-tex- tured cousin S. pekinensis, Chinese tree lilac, (both creamy white). Their fra- grance is privetlike. S. retic- ulata has the added bonus of shiny, bronze-hued cherry like bark. Miss Kim has a strong perfume-like fragrance, light purple flowers and has dark green foliage that turns plum in the fall. Lilacs respond well to regular and even drastic pruning. An old specimen can be rejuvenatdd by removing a third of the old wood at the base over a peri- od of three, years. Pruning and deadheading should be done right after flowers as the flower buds are formed the summer before they bloom. Deadheading spent blossoms is vital, both for looks and to conserve energy for flower production. Fertilize with a mix of 10- 10-10 in early spring. Walnut Grove, MN 27th annua outdoor drama based on the life ol Laura Ingalls Wilder July 9-10-11, 16-17-18, 23-24.25 Pageant Tckets Tourist Information 888-859-3102 888-528-7298 Minnesotans urged to learn five warning signs of stroke May was National Stroke Awareness Month Do you know the 5 warning signs of stroke? If you answered "no," you're not alone. In recent study by the Centers for Disease for Disease Control and Prevention. only 22.8% of Minnesotans knew the 5 warning signs. Results from the other 16 states in the study indicated a similar lack of awareness of stroke's warning signs. Not knowing the 5 warning signs could be a matter of life and death. Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. and a major cause of disabil- ities among adults. Approximately 50% of stroke deaths occur before the person reaches the hos- pital. Much of the burden of stroke could be reduced if more people knew the 5 warning signs -- and then called 911 at the first suspi- cion of stroke. The 5 warn- ing signs are: 1. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or under- standing 2. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body 3. Sudden trouble see- ing in one or both eyes 4. Sudden trouble walk- ing, dizziness, or loss of bal- ance or coordination 5. Sudden severe headache with no know cause. '2VIuch of the death and disability from stroke could be prevented if stroke vic- tims get medical care very quickly," said MN Commissioner of Health Dianne Mandernach. "During Stroke Awareness Month, we urge Minnesotans to learn the 5 warning signs of stroke. Then, if you observe any of these signs in yourself or another, call 911 immediate- b:" For more information, please contact the American Stroke Assn., a Division of the American Heart Assn., 952-835-5828. Colorado 4-H'ers visit Murray County About two dozen LaPlata County, Colorado 4- H members and adult chap- erones will call Murray County their home for sev- eral days in July. The 4-H Exchange Program provides youth and adults a chance to visit other parts of the country and stay in 4-H'ers homes. While in Murray County, they will visit local sites including Walnut Grove and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant, Pipestone Monument, Lake Benton Wind Turbine Center and Lake Shetek. One day will be spent in the Twin Cities with a stop at the Mall of America. Murray County 4-H and the host families cover many of the costs. A special fundraiser is planned to off- set some of these costs. The 4-H exchange fami- lies will be serving supper at the first Slayton Community Band Concert on Thursday, June 3 at Gullord Park. Serving begins at 6:00 p.m. and will continue through the con- cert. BBQ's, grilled hotdogs and coney dogs will tempt the taste buds. Delicious homemade bars will also be served. Enjoy an evening of lively music and tantalizing food while supporting the local 4-H program. 6th Graders with pillows This last group of 6th graders recently completed their 9-patch pillows. Jenew Yang, Fong Her, Kyle West, Christina EIzenga, Kaylen Demientleff. Alexis Quade, Kristi Hoffman, Carlyn Kletscher, Samantha Baker, Lacey Betty Yang. Row 3: Sheri Zeug, Dylan Wetter, Patrick Schweim, Dalton Mitchell Comnick, Jon LeBoutillier. Candidates sought for SWCD supervisors By Marcia Heiling Redwood SWCD 2004 is an election year for Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) supervisors too. County residents concerned about the environment and natural resource manage- ment issues are encouraged to consider serving on the board of supervisors. Each of Minnesota's 91 SWCDs is governed by an elected five-member board of supervisors. The supervi- sors' role is to develop policy to guide the district, develop plans and budgets, and empower and work with staff. Supervisors meet once monthly and may also attend area, state and other meetings and training ses- sions. Supervisors do not receive a salary, but receive compensation for meetings and reimbursement for mileage and expenses. Three of Redwood County's five supervisor positions are open for elec- tion this year. An individual may run for election only in the nominating district in which he or she resides. Positions to be filled dur- ing the 2004 election include nominating districts II, III and IV. District II includes New Avon, Waterbury, Willow Lake, Charlestown and Lamberton townships and is currently served by David Geis. The District III position consists of Paxtan, Sherman, Three Lakes. Morgan, Sundown and Brookville townships and is presently held by Ralph Heiling. Tom Daub current- ly serves Underwood, Vesta, Granite Rock, Vail and Westline townships which make up District IV. SWCD supervisors are elected at-large, meaning every eligible voter in the county may vote for all open supervisor positions. Supervisors are elected to four-year terms. The SWCD is a local unit of government which man- ages and directs a number of popular resource programs, including the State Cost Share and Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) programs. The SWCD also works close- lv with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to assist with some of its programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The filing period f o SWCD supervisor candi- dates is open from July 6-20. Candidates must file at the Redwood County Auditor's Office during that period. Supervisors do not partici- pate .in primary elections. Elections are held during the general election in November. To learn more serving as an sWCD visor, please Redwood SWCD at 2427, Ext. 3, or stop office at 1241 East Street in Redwood FallS- Buy, Sell, or Rent in the CI ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 Looking for a Fum Opportunity? The Wilder Pageant Committee set crew personnel for the 2004 production of "Fragments of a If your organization is interested, ,,,, please call (507)859-2174. rvIAYrAG e Washer SAV2655 4 Cycle Z Speed White Washer SAV4655 25 Cycle Energy Star White Washer MAV6451 Hydro Flex Agitator White '. 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