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TRIBUNE Insi,/le Wednesday, July 14, 2004 Page 3 held brief meet- after holiday "1 in !Hylce Merchant Tribune m their meeting on the following the holi- the council took less forty five minutes to their business. reviewing the new for ambulance retire- the council approved that would allow for retirements after ten fifteen years. If a person after ten years they receive fifty percent of retirement. If a person after fifteen years will now receive seven- percent of their retire- "After twenty years will still receive benefits. The council discussed the of getting a Soutwest Minnesota Housing rehabilitation grant. According to city clerk Rachel Christians there was very little response to the surveys the city sent out to those in the target area. After a brief discussion the council decided not to pursue the project for lack of sup- port. Without strong sup- port from the community it is not likely they would get the grant anyway. Two building permits were issued. One for the good Samaritan Center to install fencing on the rear of the property. The other was for Katie Steen to build a deck on their home on Ash :avenue. Police chief Alan Wahl gave his monthly report. JUNE POLICE REPORT: One alarm call, six open doors, two funeral escorts, one fire call, hit and run accident, missing person, one ambulance transfer, two property cleanup warnings, check forge investigation and court, collected $500 arrest warrant on driver from Minneapolis, one loose dog, and one search warrant. " 41 :  , jr RELAY 4  )  FORLIFE POrt UYE 4 Marilyn Swanson look forward to Redwood Relay for Life this weekend when they will get shirt. cer r front page Swansons are grateful the strong support they from family and during Eugene's with cancer. He of the good care he received in for the surgery and treatments. Bruce Baker, another cancer survivor from Walnut Grove, was a big source of encouragement. He offered hints and suggestions to help Eugene on the road to recovery. Cleo Baker is the third cancer survivor on the Walnut Grove Walkers relay team. Walking with Eugene. Bruce, and Cleo are Nancy Baker, Donn Baker, Mark and Jean DeSmith, Charles and Linda Benson, and Marilyn Swanson. eant to ood start page 1 followed up with a on Saturday for 1015 people, than usual for a evening's per- was held before people, for a weekend of 2203, about 356 than last year. Saturday morning the market opened for bar- and collectors browse the goods of dozen vendors. Another activity was Rendezvous at the Creek Ranch south- of town. The weekend event was sponsored the Plum Creek Muzzle also known as the Pioneer gathered their and muskets for a of pioneer living. Shooting competitions were held most of the day on Saturday. A huge kettle of pioneer chili was cooking over an open fire, for the evening meal. The Wilder Festival opened at 11:00 Saturday morning featuring several musical groups including Starfire, Backroads Junction, and the Pageant Singers. The high light of the day was a Laura and Nellie look alike contest. Young ladies competed for prizes including a chance to be extras in the Saturday night performance. Thirty four girls com- peted for the Laura look alike, while only seven girls tried for the Nellie look alike. The girls were inter- viewed and tested on their knowledge of the Ingalls family. Then they each acted out a short scene for the judges. Girls from all over the country partici. pated in the contest. The Nellie winner was Page Miller of Valley Check presenta- tion took place following Cultural Diversity Presentation From page I The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN Foundation Grant program supports community efforts to provide adequate health care opportunities for mem- bers of diverse cultural backgrounds. From left: Angela Nelson, Elise Lanaue, Harris Yang, Mary Katherine McVenes, Romane Dold, Dan Reiner, Dr. Javed Fazal, and Claire Hannasch, were on hand to receive the $45,000 donation presented by Kaying Hang on behalf of the Blue Cross, Blue Shield Foundation. Dovray celebrated From page 1 Sunday's ecumenical church service was moved into the church because of early morning rain. There was plenty of food for the large crowd that attended the potluck dinner at noon. Rain also created extra work for the men who prepared the track for Sunday after- noon's tractor pull. According to Delores Schmitt, President of the Dovray Area Boosters, the celebration was a huge suc- cess. Everyone had a respon- sibility, and everyone did a good job. She said that attendance was higher than projected by the committee; consequently, the commemo- rative T-shirts are nearly sold out. Anyone interested in buying a shirt can contact Joan Shaw at the Dovray caf& She will be ordering more shirts next week. Thanks but no thanks From page 1 Her mother Doris com- mented "who knows if some other gifts were taken. They could have taken one or two items from several persons and it might not have been noticed." Stephanie feels bad that she did not know who to thank for the gifts she did not receive. So if you did not receive a thank you from Stephanie it's not her fault. CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR You Center, KS, and the Laura winner was Laura Rybka of Peninsula, OH. Missy Erbes and Deb Saxon conducted the con- test. Sunday afternoon" visi- tors enjoyed the Grand Parade which started at 1:30. The parade featured about a hundred units including several musical units, and many floats, classic cars, clowns, politi- cians and other unique units. After the parade many enjoyed the flea market in the park. It was a great weekend for the community and a fine tribute to the legacy of Lau a Ingalls Wilder. CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6136 OR 1-800-410-1859 Tractor pull spectators visited during the tractor pull Sunday afternoon at the Dovray park. Homer E. Gordon died Saturday Funeral services will be held for Homer E. Gordon Wednesday, ,July 14, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Redwood Falls, MN. Homer. 88, die(] at his home Saturday, ,July 10, 2004 Red Cross Bloodmobile in Westbrook July 28 There are 2,090 hours in the summer. Are you willing to give one of them to save a life? Red Cross Bloodmobile is coming to the Westbrook Community Center on Wednesday, July 28 from 1 - 6 p.m. Give blood. Your gift will save lives, as you help to maintain an adequate supply of blood for those in need. Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit with no ng costs*! Call us today! 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