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TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, June 30, 2004 Page 7 ng at n evening Health held an open at Peterson Above people a meal of ham- and hot dogs. Maylen Peterson namesake cut for the new as Health president Jim holds the rib- Good Samaritan STAR employee for July 2004 LuAnne Jackels CNA -. Westbrook Good V7. Samaritan Center following concerned &amp; responsible and businesses support the les, churches, and their activities. Nurse00o. nr in S,W. Minnesota" S. 4th Tracy 23 Ph. 532-9430 Marshall [D J(A ()JAI [Ptilrj(, H[-LP ,/Arq r E-D HELPWANTED-DRIVERg lme MN 274-5464 phTracy, MN. one 629-4510 FINANCIA.. REAL ESTATE POOl <. Tff'IESH/R ES l''d[3 I <)f %Ai [ B{JSi:E%% f')pr'mw{' T,< MiSCFLLArEOIJS !()P, :,,.", [ Walnut elements, Sanborn. Lucan, Westbrook,.Avoca - MAIN OFFICE 752-7352 Westbrook / Walnut Grove Funeral Home 507-274-6700 Westbrook, MN. 507-859-2161 Walnut Grove, MN Maynard's Food Center 274-5555 Westbrook, MN. Sentinel Tribune Westbrook, MN Phone 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 Koblegard Auto 859-2220 Walnut Grove, MN. Agency 507-859-2154 ;AVE SAVE SAVE! Grove, MN. 507-274-6700 estbrook, MN Your local long term provider since 1961 149 First Ave. Westbrook, MN 56183 507-274-6155 Farm Bureau Summer Sheep Tour The Minnesota Farm Bureau Sheep Advisory Committee invites all sheep producers to attend the Farm Bureau Summer Sheep Tour on July 13. The day will ihclude educational speakers, a buffet lunch with lamb, and a tour of the Faribault Woolen Mill. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by a dynamic array of speakers. The Summer Sheep Tour will be held Tuesday, July 13, at the Trucker's Inn Restaurant in Faribault. Anyone may attend if pre- registered by July 2. To reg- ister, send a check payable to Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation to Jeremy Geske, 3080 Eagandale Place, Eagan, MN 55121. The Summer Sheep Tour is spon- sored by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, the Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers Association, and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Sheep Advisory Committee. $ TA TE WIDE CLASSIFIEDS 2nd Annual Health and Fitness Fair coming soon! High blood pressure, family history, smoking, excess weight. All may have an impact on our future health. Some things we sim- ply can't control, but with education and proper health care, we can make wise choices leading to a healthy and happy health care future. The Shetek Hospitals are committed to providing the tools needed to make those sound health care decisions! A commitment to provid- ing quality health care for all people in our service area... that's the impetus behind the second annual Shetek Hospital's Health and Fitness Fair. The three Shetek Hospital's; Murray County Memorial Hospital and Clinic, Tracy Area Medical Services and Westbrook Health Center invite area residents, and all persons interested in taking advantage of this health cen- tered event, to mark their calendars and plan to be there July 17, 2004 between 7:30 and noon. A central location, the End-O-Line Park in Currie, MN provides easy access to this health care opportunity surrounded by the scenic beauty of this outdoor setting. Persons attending the event can visit more than forty health related informa- tion booths, receive free or low cost screenings, make a life saving blood donation, have a delicious pancake breakfast, or participate in a 5-K 'Fun Run' and all of this conveniently close to home. 2004 Health & Fitness Fair Screenings offered at a Minimal charge will include: Carotid Artery/Stroke Screening: Valuable for per- sons who are at risk for stroke due to family history, those who suffer with high blood pressure, elevated cho- lesterol levels and diabetes and those that smoke. Abdominal Aortic/ Aneurysm " Screening: Valuable for persons who are at risk for this condition due to family history of aneurysm, smokers, male caucasians, or those who suf- fer from atheroschlorosis (Peripheral Vascular Disease, hardening of the arteries) Bone Mineral Density (BMD): Is valuable to deter- mine the presence or possi- bility of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, loss of bone mass, occurs more often in older post-menopausal women, but can also be found in men. BMD meas- ures the amount of calcium in a specific region of the bones. From this informa- tion, an estimation of the strength of your bones can be made. BMD measured through Ultrasound will indicate if your bone density is low and if further investi- gation and treatment is indi- cated. Risk factors that may indicate a possibility of low BMD include family history, diet low in calcium, smoking and excessive use of alcohol, taking cortisteroids for an extended period of time and persons that are very thin. These screenings require pre-registration and you are encouraged to call 1-800- 515-6544 ext. 4122 to make your appointment as soon as possible. Laboratory Blood Tests available at the Health & Fitness Fair site will include: Full Chemistry Blood Panel (complete metabolic panel) and Lipid Panel (Cholesterol). Some of the information gained from the Full Chemistry Blood Panel may indicate conditions of the kidneys or liver, malnu- trition, or bone disease. Also indicated may be low blood glucose levels, and damage, trauma or disease involving the liver, heart or muscle. Fourteen separate blood tests are included in this panel. Lipid Panel (good and bad cholesterol) determines cholesterol good and bad cholesterol levels and may indicate coronary risk fac- tors. Triglycerides are also included in this test. 12- hour fast is required to obtain meaningful results. (Protein Sensitive Antigen) test. May help to determine early prostate cancer. This blood test is recommended on an annual basis for men over the age of 50. For men with a high risk factor or family history, PSA screening should begin at age 40. More than 10 Free screenings including lung screens and screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease (determining blood pressure in extremities) will be avail- able from 7:30 a.m. through noon at the Health Fair site. Valuable diagnostic screenings, children's area, informational booths, and a healthy 5-K 'Fun Run' to start the day. It's all part of the Shetek Hospital's 2nd Annual Health and Fitness Fair, July 17th at the End-O- Line Park in Currie, MN. For more information or to schedule your tests/screen- ings call 1-800-515-6544 ext. 4122. SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!! Area news briefs- Fulda -- Sarah Gunst, granddaughterof Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Olsem, Fulda, attended Level 2 of Future Astronaut Training Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, KS. Participants in Level 2 also received advanced aviation training in F-101 and F-16 cockpit trainers acquired from the US Air Force. Lamberton -- There will be four members to the Red Rock Central Board of Education  the l election in November. Members whose terins expire are: Precinct 1: Jim Imker; Precinct 2; Craig Myers; Precinct 3; Paula Derickson; at large position: Dennis Gransee. Slayton -- Miss Amelia Soetebier, age 7, has been cho- sen as a MN State Finalist in the National American Miss Pageant to be held August 14-15, in Bloomington, MN. The pageant is held for girls ages seven through nine. Many from Slayton are sponsoring her. Tracy -- Thirteen of 28 O'Brien Court apartments would become assisted living units in a plan now being studied. Tracy Area Medical Services board members were briefed on the possible change last week. O'Brien Court, without assisted living services, has had a chron- ic vacancy problem in recent years. Windom -- Arbutus Chapter 169 Order of Eastern Star in Windom is in a select group and will observe 100 years Saturday. 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