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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Page 6 WESTBROK SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES July 25-29, 2011 Senior Nutrition Services serving at the Westbrook Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. each operating day. Monday: Pork chop, augratin potatoes, peas, peaches, bread, milk Tuesday: Italian meat sauce/noodles, lettuce salad/ dressing, cauliflower, pears, garlic bread, milk Wednesday: Hot meatloaf sandwich, mashed potatoes/ gravy, carrots, bread pud- ding, bread, milk Thursday: BBQ chicken, potato salad, green beans, strawberry, shortcake, dinner roll, milk Friday: Taco salad, fruited gelatin, sherbet, muffm, milk For reservations call Angle at 274-6583 by noon one day in advance. You may also call the Tracy kitchen at 1-866- 985-8512. Lutheran Social Services is funded in part under the Older Americans Act under contract with the Southwest Agency on Aging. GLANCES IN THE PAST TEN YEARS AGO July 18, 2001 Marie Barrie, daughter of Pare and Chuck Barrie, was recently named Miss Dovray at Uff Da Days. The Strandberg cousin reunion was held Saturday at the Roger and Marian Kopperud home. Those attending were from Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Edina, and this area. With area crops getting off to a very late and slow start, of late they have been catch- ing up to a nearly normal progress for this time of the year. As nice as it looks, the area is still in need of rain to continue progress of the TWENTY YEARS AGO July 17, 1991 Red Rock Charger, Junior Beau Seeger, was recently named to the 1991 All District Seven baseball team, as catcher. Nova Environmental Services in Chaska, MN, took soil samples Tuesday morning at the high school. The company is checking the soil that was around a fuel tank that was moved from the lawn at the school. The former Bass Plumbing and Heating building is being tom down to make room for a new building being built to house the new State Farm Insurance office. crops. Tips for pork producers to beat summer heat By Mark Whitney, U of MN Ext. The summer months can bring about heat stress in livestock. Pigs are especially challenged because they do not have functional sweat glands to assist them in effi- ciently reducing body heat. Although most pigs today are raised in modem facili- ties that provide some cli- mate control, we are still limited in most facilities with our ability to cool pigs during extreme heat. Pigs naturally remove body heat during periods of heat stress through a combi- nation of: *Accelerated respiration *Decreased feed intake *Increased water con- sumption *Adjustments in physical activity and movement According to University of Minnesota Extension, here's how pork producers can minimize heat stress for their pigs: Prepare and maintain cooling systems. Check cooling systems to ensure proper function. Ensure ther- mostats, fans, air inlets, drip coolers, sprinklers, cooling cells and any other related equipment are set for sum- mer usage. Use of sprinklers along with fans can reduce the temperature in barns as long as the sprinklers are set correctly. Avoid sprinklers that produce a very fine mist because they will increase humidity levels in the barn. Similarly, cooling cells will be much more effective at lower humidity levels. Adjust ventilation systems to remove excess moisture from buildings. Adjust the feeding pro- gram. Since pigs will reduce theft feed intake dur- ing periods of high tempera- tures, increase the nutritional density of the diet for grow- ing pigs and lactating sows. You may increase the caloric density by including increased fat levels in the diet; however, if other nutri- ent levels are not also increased accordingly, ani- mal performance will still suffer. Modify procedures during load-out and transportation of pigs. Perhaps the most stressful time for pigs in periods of heat is during transportation. Remove feed from pigs for 12-18 hours prior to moving them for market (remove feed, but not water). Load fewer pigs in order to allow maximum air movement. Keep vehicles in constant motion and open all vents and slats. Try to avoid moving pigs during the heat of the day, and allow more time for loading of pigs. Pigs are more apt to become fatigued during hot weather. Additional time and patience is required to effectively load pigs while minimizing stress on the pig as well as on the handler. Pork producers can find more educational informa- tion at www.extension.umn. edu/swine. Olsem - Laleman engagement Robert and Margaret Olsem, Westbrook, and Lawrence and Katherine Laleman, Slayton, announce the engagement of their chil- dren, Jessica Katherine Olsem and Gregory Andrew Laleman. Olsem is a 2006 graduate of Westbrook Walnut frrove High School and a 2011 rad- uate of South Dakota State University with a degree in biology education. Laleman is 2007 graduate of Murray County Central High School and a 2011 grad- uate of South Dakota State University with a degree in agronomy. They plan a September 17, 2011 wedding at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Currie. Host families needed in Westbrook In August, Academic Year in America (AYA) is looking for Westbrook families to host high school exchange students from all over the world. This year, AYA is bringing hundreds of high school stu- dents to the U.S. to learn about American culture while living with volunteer host families and studying at high schools across the nation. American families have the unique opportunity to learn about the student's culture during this mutually reward- ing exchange. AYA can help families fmd the ideal student for their home. The result is an enrich- ing, lifelong relationship with a young person from abroad. In addition, for families look- ing to learn more about a specific culture or language, hosting a student is a fantastic way to experience the world without leaving home. Students are ages 15 to 18 and arrive with full medical insurance, spending money, and the hopes of experiencing life in America through the eyes of a caring host family. The students stay with their host for five or 10 months and attend the local high school. To learn more about host- ing an exchange student with AYA, call Stella at (800) 322- 4678, ext. 5164, or email aya. Visit AYA on the web at www.academicy- Hot Work... Last week the Cottonwood County Highway Department was busy patching low spots on County Road 7, south of Westbrook, prior to seal coating the road this week. Tracy health care forum On Sunday, July 24, Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition member Sharon Schmidt is hosting the Tracy Health Care Forum. The forum will be held at 2 p.m. at Twin Circles, 760 Morgan St., Tracy, MN. Dr. Michael B. DeBrule will moderate the event. Local community leaders Kevin Vickerman, Mike Martin, John Nuytten, Charles Reinert, and Stephen Ferrazzano will discuss our current health care system and possible reforms that can be made to increase access and lower cost. A question and answer session will fol- low. Most importantly they will be there to listen to the community's feelings about health care. Sharon Schmidt, Tracy, worked for 22 years for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. Schmidt organized this forum in response to people in her community struggling with access to health care. "Many farmers, small business own- ers and those that work for them struggle finding access to affordable health care. Even people that have insur- ance face high deductibles which often stop them from seeking preventative and essential care due to costs. We would like people to come share their stories and experiences with the current health care system. Many have been denied coverage, been kicked off their health plan once they got sick or had to pay outrageous bills out of pocket for needed coverage. Health care should be a public good like educa- tion not a commodity. Putting a human face on the problem is what will move elected officials to make true health care reform," said Schmidt, who has been advocating for the Minnesota Health Plan. "If passed, the Minnesota Health Plan will cover everyone and will cost the state less." New community resource guide available! Residents of Redwood and Renville Counties have a new resource available to them! The resource guide was created to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco cessa- tion in our communities in Redwood and Renville Counties. Sections in the guide include community educa- tion, farmer's markets, nutrition, parks/trails, rec- reation and physical activi- ty opportunities and tobac- co cessation. This publication was developed for Redwood and Renville County Health Care Providers by the Renville SHIP Health Care Partnership and was made possible through funding from the Cottonwood- Jackson-Redwood Renville Statewide Health Improvement Program. The guide was developed to assist local health care providers in linking their patients to local communi- ty organizations and resources that can help with being physically active, eat healthier and have access to tobacco cessation. Local clinics and health care providers are working to develop a system and clinic process for easy and efficient referrals to these resources. In a survey con- ducted with local health care providers in January 2011, providers indicated that important factors to consider in referral were location, cost and patients interest when making a referral. Providers also indicated that knowing where resources such as farmer's markets and recre- ational centers would be helpful to their patient's health. Improving access to walking tails, facilities, health food stores and nutritionists was also a finding in this survey. "Health care providers have powerful influence in helping patients improve their health. We have not had a resource directory like this available in the past. We are excited to share all the great commu- nity resources to our patients, and are already talking to our patients about their weight, healthy eating and tobacco use. This just helps us to the next step to help find local resources that they can use right here in our communities to improve their health," stat- ed Stacey Heiling, RD, LD, Director of Nutritional Services and Diabetes Program Coordinator, RC Hospital & Clinics, Olivia, MN. The Resource Guide can be downloaded from a PDF version on the Redwood and Renville County web- sites: and http:// www.redwoodcounty-mn. us/index.html. The Guide is also available at the Public Health office in Redwood Falls and Olivia as well as at your health care provider's office. The Guide is full of many local resources that some might not be aware of, but may be very helpful in finding resources to live healthier lives. SHIP was designed to address the rising cost of health care in our state and help Minnesotans live lon- ger, better, healthier lives by reducing the burden of chronic disease. SHIP is working to make the healthy choice the easy choice. 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