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INDEX !RECORD PAGE 2 PAGE 3 PAGE 4 PAGE 5 FAMILY PAGE 6 FOCUS PAGE 7 PAGE 8 PAGE 9 SPORTS AREA FOCUS COMMUNITY COMMUNITY PUBLIC NOTICE CLASSIFIED COMMUNITY PAGE I 0 PAGE 11 PAGE 12 PAGE 13 PAGE 14 PAGE 15 PAGE 16 FUN DAYS PHOTO COVERAGE ON PAGES 12, 13, 16 nesday 30, 2004 5 cents entinel ribune VOLUME NO. 19 NUMBER 43 16 PAGES un days m A great weekend for fun Fun days oys perfect weather Merchant Tribune )OK -- If you were ;to dial up your weather for a celebration you would !a hard time beating this week- )eratures on Saturday the mid to high seventies cloudy skies and a slight If one were to complain you the mosquitoes were a bit y not that bad. of the event again was on funds for city park improve- Although some of the events other things including the ary. = Wednesday night the Library "Mr. Twister" Balloon the community center start- !7:00 p.m. Mr. Twister amused his stories and making hats, animals and other night the Westbrook Center held an open house Peterson Estates addition. !l ri6bon cutting remony vis- treated to a barbecue sup- Seven o'clock the Kiwanis their Evening of - at the community center. The an evening of gospel time music. Following the pie, ice cream and coffee was afternoon festivities got With a 3 person scramble golf at Rolling Hills Golf 2:00. At 5:30 the beer gar- in the park with burgers served. At 7:00 the Miss and Little Miss pageant in the high school audito- ' At 8:00 Karaoke was held in At dusk there was a huge display held at the foot- morning bargain Kelley Nelson was crowned by last years Miss Westbrook Tiffany Eichner as contest- ants watched. From left, Jodi Cooley, Kia Yang, Dasha Gilb, and Brittney Conrad. hunters enjoyed rummage sales throughg_.the city. Downtown businesses were hawking their wares /t the Main Street Crazy Daze. Flea marketers also set up in front of some of the businesses to sell their stuff. The Sand Volleyball tournament started in the park with several teams com- peting. The Auxiliary Food Stand opened at 9:30 serving those famous grilled burgers with fried onions. At 10:00 the Summer Olympics got under way at the park. At 10:30 a Kiddie Carnival was setup in the southwest corner of the park. Pony rides and a petting zoo were in the shade of the trees on the north side of the park. Fun Days Continued on page 3 Low.ry Anderson dressed as Uncle Sam held the flag on the Heritage House Museum float in the Grand Parade Saturday afternoon. Kelley Nelson Named Miss Westbrook 2004 By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune An evening of entertainment and competition climaxed with the crowning of Kelley Nelson as Miss Westbrook last Friday night at the Westbrook Walnut Grove High School auditorium in Westbrook. WWG High School teacher Carolyn Enstad, serv- ing as mistress of ceremonies again this year, kept the program running smoothly. Each of the Miss Westbrook can- didates performed a creative arts presentation. Kia Yang, in an elabo- rate Hmong costume, performed an authentic Hmong dance to the music "Stab my Heart." Jodiooley played a flute solo, "Adobe," and was fol- lowed by Dasha Glib who performed an original flag routine to the music "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Brittney Conrad presented an origi. nal monologue, "All the Things I did not Know," and Kelley Nelson con- cluded this portion of the program with an original dance routine to the song "In the Zone." Judges evaluated the contest- ants on fitness when they did a fit- .... ne-ss dance mix to "Land of 1000 Dances"and "Rebel Rouser," choreo- graphed by Chandra Kolar. Nick Dusek entertained the audience by playing "Hard Days Night" on his trumpet. While the judges completed their deliberations, Chris Olsem entertained the audience with his original humorous monologue 'q'he Fiscus.' Contestants answered the ques- tion, "If you could take one thing from the 20th century with you into the 21st century, what would it be, and whyT' Answers included education, old-fashioned courtesy and kindness, family time and values with family and friends, and more independence for women. Miss Westbrook Continued on page 12 I Annual Wilder Pageant for three week run Pageant will be for the 27th year the banks of Plum Sear Walnut Grove, dates are July 16-17-18, and 23-24- Gates open at 7:00 Singers per- 8:00 pm, and the performance starts l.m. The pageant site one mile west of Grove. Pageant is a outdoor based on the life of Wilder, whose provided the inspi- TV's "Little House b Prairie". It is a live each night, from the Grove area. Laura narrates the story, reflecting on her life in Walnut Grove in the 1870's. The hillside amphitheater has been developed to allow for exten- sive lighting, sound, and spe- cial effects. Concessions and souvenirs are available on the pageant grounds. The Wilder Pageant has been selected to the Minnesota Top Annual Group Tour Festivals and Events. Discounts are available for groups of 25 or more, and for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. The pageant grounds are handicapped accessible, and a sign language interpreter will be provided for the July 18th performance. Tickets may he ordered by calIing 888-859-3102, or online at walnutgrove.org. 2004 is also the 30th anniversary of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. Special events are being planned including author William Anderson, illustra- tor Renee Graef, and Pewter smith Buck Towne. Please refer to our website walnut- grove.org for times and details. Other Walnut Grove activities include a Laura- Nellie Look-Alike contest, Wilder Festival, Parade, Pageant Suppers, Black Powder Shoot, WG Marketplace, and historic Bus Tours. Walnut Grove is located in southwestern Minnesota on Highway 14, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway. Long time participants in the pa__ant posed for this picture on media night astThursday. From left are AI-Farber, Shirley Knakmuhs, Errol Steffen, Beth Kleven End Ron Kelsey. 82/62 Scattered thunder- storms. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 6Os. 77161 Scattered thunder- storms possi- ble. 76/56 79/55 Slight chance Mix of sun of a thunder- and clouds storm. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s. MR TWISTER PHOTOS ON PAGE 5 INFORMATION CIRCULATION CLASSIFIEDS " ADVERTISING 507-274-6136 OR 800-4 I0-1859 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2004 Sentinel Tribune