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I,d,llldlllhh,,dll,l.,I,lOl.lll,,I,l,l,fl,lllO,Illldlll ***************MIXED ADC 50902 09/13/99 SmallTownPapers Ine i, 217 W COTA ST SHELTON, WA 98584-2263 2 6 Wednesday June 29, 2011 $1.00 VOLUME NO. 26 NUMBER 44 14 PAGES pages Plus supplements in local edition Fun Days Karley Deprez named Miss Westbrook for 201 I. A little rain Saturday did not dampen spirits of Fun Days attendees  t it was a blast! By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WESTBROOK When it comes to fun, Westbrook really knows how to throw a party. Four days of events kept people of all ages busy through- out the celebration. Things got started Thursday eve- ning with the community BBQ at Sanford Westbrook Hospital, fol- lowed by the Kiwanis Evening of Praise. Friday afternoon the Heritage Health care Foundation held their three person golf scramble. Friday evening the big event was the Miss Westbrook Scholarship pro- gram. Five young ladies vied for the title of Miss Westbrook. The candidates were Karley Deprez, Micaela Grams, Dana Kells, Amelia Malmberg, and Jamie Olson. Also participating for the Little Miss Westbrook title were Bailey Anderson, Camryn Bunting, Lexi Herding, Kierra Smith, Halle Steen, and Emma Wahl. The Miss Westbrook candidates solo: Amelia Malmberg performed an original dance routine; Jamie Olson performed a piano solo. The candidates then performed a performed creative arts: DanaK911  physical fitness routine to the tune performed a saxophone solo; Micaela of"I'm a Believer." After the Presence Grams played a piano solo; Karley and Composure portion of the candi- Deprez performed a guitar and vocal From left: Dana Kells Wesfbrook Princess, Karley Deprez Miss Westbrook, Jamie Olson Miss Congeniality. Front Lexi Herding Westbrook Little Miss. dates the Little Miss candidates per- formed their dance routine followed by the crowning of Lexi Herding as the Little Miss Westbrook. Fun -- Continued on page 3 Jeri and Skip Brown of rural Dovray have opened a unique boarding place for your special pet dog or cat By Tom Merchant ,Sentinel Tribune DOVRAY  Animal lovers for all their lives, Skip and Jeri Brown, decided about a year ago to start a dog and eat boarding place. After their Stacey , had gone on vacation and had to leave their dog at a boarding kennel. She told them while the kennel was clean and well maintained, it  more like leaving their pet in a doggy jail. Her So undaunted, the Browns came up with an idea to have a more pet friendly kennel, The Browns enlisted the aid of local building  to themes. One apartment will be decorated in a Camo theme, with a blaze orange bed pillow. With their plan in hand, the Browns applied for a conditional use permit, then they sought the aid of Murray County EDA director y Hoglin to help them interest loans. The Browns opened their new facili- In addition to the Doggy Apents ty, Saturday June 25, and have several the Browns flso have built a Ki Condo bookings already. in their home. It has kitty beds, toys, The B both have had a love of climbing platforms, and a playground als since they were kids. with a dow. At the doggy aranents there are .,.&. I"'! ""- Continued on page 3 Walnut Grove receives good audit report By Paula McGarvey The city council met in a regular session on the 13th day of June, 2011 at 7:00 PM in the council room. Greg Hansen, Jeff Harnack, Leonard McLaughlin, Xiong Yang, Tom Hansen, Mike Zeug, Herb Krueger (PeopleService), Lisa Zmeskal (Hoffman & Brobst); Kerry Knakmuhs (Knakmuhs Insurance) were present. Todd Harrington was absent. Lisa Zmeskal from Hoffman & Brobst reviewed the 2010 audit report with the council. The General Fund balance showed an increase in 2010 due to budgeted expenses that were not spent because of the unknown government cuts in funding and many capital expenses were put on hold until more infor- mation is available about upcoming cuts. The audi- tor recommended holding off on the transfer from the Bar & Grill for the street repairs and crack seal- ing because there are adequate funds available in the general fund to cover the expenses. The council discussed the 2011 Insurance premi- ums with Kerry Knakmuhs. Liquor Liability Insurance premiums continue to fluctuate from year to year with an increase of approximately $2500 compared to 2010 with a total increase of City pre- miums of $3939 compared to 2010, but only $200 higher than 2009. Discussion was held and the council approved the purchase a shed for the Bar & Grill with a cost of $1500-$1800. The Walnut Grove Bar & Grill will donate $100 to the Hmong New Year festivities. The clerk informed the council that Lloyd - Knakmuh had purchased the 431 Main Street prop- erty from the city by sealed Audit -- Continued on page 12 WWG board looks at sharing Superintendent By Tam Merchant Sentinel Tribune WALNUT GROVE -- For WWG, Lay Woelber has been sharing superintendent duties for the past three and a half years with Balaton, and Lake Benton school districts. When TMB superintendent Dave Marlette announced his resignation, Woelber talked with him to see if their district would consider a sharing agreement with WWG. Monday evening the two boards met in a joint session at Walnut Grove prior to the WWG regular board meeting. The proposal laid out by the boards would be a one year agreement that would have Woelber spend- ing three days a week at Tracy, and two days a week at WWG. Savings for TMB would be about $55,000, while savings for WWG would be about $68,000. Talking with Woelber after the meeting he indicated that there would be some additional expense for both districts as a principal in each district will be given added responsibility. None the less, the majority of board members felt it would be a win win proposi- tion. Board members felt the sharing would open up other avenues for the districts to share. Such as mov- ing specialized teachers and staff to better utilize their skills and offer more for students from both districts. At their regular meeting the WWG board were in agreement to go ahead with the sharing. At their own meeting the Tracy board were unanimous in their support, but would not approve the hiring until they formally accept Marlette's resignation next Monday. ..,up, erm,en,.,=n, -- Cont. on page 3 ON RECORD PAGE 2 FUN DAYS PAGE 9 INSIDE PAGE 3 AREA FOCUS PAGE 10 VIEWPOINT PAGE 4 EDUCATION PAGE 11 FAITH & FAMILY PAGE 5 PUBLIC NOTICES PAGE 12 COMMUNITY PAGE 6 CLASSIFIED ADS PAGE 13 COMMUNITY PAGE 7 AREA FOCUS PAGE 14 FUN DAYS PAGE 8 INFORMATION " CLASSIFIEDS " ADVERTISING CIRCULATION 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-1859 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2011 Sentinel Tribune