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Ilhllmh,pldvh,wv,,llll,v,hlhlldq,lv,Zlh,v,,hl ***************MIXED ADC 50902 09/13/99 SmallTownPapers Inc 217W COTA ST \\;0 SHELTON, WA 98584-2263 2 6 Wednesday July 20, 2011 $1.00 VOLUME NO. 26 NUMBER 47 10 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition WEATHER HEATS UP FOR WEEK TWO Extreme heat and weather problems in eastern part of state may have cut attendance for Family Festival and pageant By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WALNUT GROVE -- Quite often the weather really heats up around pageant time, and this year is no different than most. After a relatively comfort- able Friday night pageant per- formance, the heat and humidi- ty rolled in Saturday afternoon. Temperatures soared into the mid nineties, and the dew point hitting a tropical 81. The extreme temperatures obviously cut down the attendance of the Family Festival and the evening pageant performance. Pageant director Bill Richards said, "Despite the extreme heat the cast gave the best perfor- mance yet this year. It was very iziiilzli!i!i!ii Laura and Nellie Look-a-like winners, Johanna Engebretson and Maw Dunne. Prairie fire scene is always an exciting but it wasn't the only thing hot during warm and humid for the first act, however, there was a slight breeze. But the second act the breeze disappeared and the bugs started to come out to make things worse. None the less the cast and the audience were really into the performance." Beside the usual events in the park including craft activities for the kiddies, such as games and many more activities. Weaving, and wood- carving were dem- onstrated. Kids made corn husk dolls. An old time blacksmith demon- strated his trade. Of course there was lots of food available, from ice cream cones, egg rolls, to coney dogs and much more. There were several craft and flea market vendors selling their wares. Folk Music per- formances by Bob Bovee and Gail Heil were given through- out the afternoon. Dave Doubler and scene for the pageant audience the performance. his crew provided historical Civil War re-eneactments during the afternoon. Doubler demonstrated and talked about the various weap- ons and other items from the civil war. He also had a large display of Civil War historical artifacts and photos. In one re-enactment he did a battle field amputation along with his assistants. At three o' clock Laura and Nellie Look-a-Like was held with Vicki Bender doing the interview- ing. The contest had 30 Lauras and 8 Nellies vying for the title. After the question and answer session, and an acting session of the eight finalists, the judges made their decision. Eleven year old Mary Dunne of Elk River was chosen as the week two Laura. She was accom- panied by her parents Tracy and Joseph Dunne. Dunne had visited Pepin, WI to see the House in the Big Woods, before coming to Walnut Grove this weekend. Her morn read some of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books to her when she was a little girl, but she had recently read the Little House on the Prairie book. Pageant -- Cont. on page 3 Farm fresh gs Local farm couple earn extra money by producing country fresh eggs to sell in stores and off of the farm By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune STORDEN --A lot of things you buy in the grocery store are advertised as farm fresh, but in reality much of the produce you buy is not truly that fresh. Having said that, Travis and Chelsea Kleine really do produce Minnesota Grown Farm Fresh eggs. About four years ago Chelsea came up with the idea to get some laying hens and produce their own fresh eggs to sell. Travis, who manages Red Rock Enterprises pig nursery, thought that would be a good idea to try. There was an old grainery on the place where they lived so they decided to convert it to a chicken coop. They sealed it up, and insulated it so they can keep it warm enough for the hens to lay eggs in the winter. They started out with 25 laying hens, and began selling offthe farm, but he said living off the beaten path they didn't have enough traffic to make it work. This spring they added 100 more hens to the flock bringing it up to 200 hens. When they expanded the flock and started selling direct to local grocery stores, Kleine applied for a state license to produce and sell to retail outlets. After the Salmonella scare a cou- ple years ago he thought it would be good to have a license. He said, "since we only have 200 hens we don't need a food handlers license. You can have up to 3,000 hens before you have to have one." He currently sells eggs to Maynard's Grocery Store in Westbrook and Bubai Foods in Walnut Grove. Eggs -- Continued on page 3 Feeding Kidz... Last Wednesday 90 people from the part- ners in Ministries church- es showed up at the Westbrook Community Center to fill over 35,000 meals for kids around the world and in this country. Left: Each bag provides a meal for 8 children. Right: Kids also helped to fill the bags of food to be distributed. ON RECORD INSIDE VIEWPOINT FAITH & FAMILY COMMUNITY PAGE 2 PAGE 3 PAGE 4 PAGE 5 PAGE 6 COMMUNITY FAIR CLASSIFIED ADS AREA FOCUS PAGE 7 PAGE 8 PAGE 9 PAGE 10 EA HEALTH & FITNESS FAIR PAGE 10 INFORMATION CIRCULATION * CLASSIFIEDS * ADVERTISING 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-1859 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2011 Sentinel Tribune