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NEL TRIBUNE Inside Wednesday, July 21,2004 Page 3 Hands feed children 64.000 meals were in over 10.000 "- from page 1 meals will provide food for thousands in poor and developed countries. hope is that this become an annual for communities. )le from around the helped with the proj- Theycame from mk Storden. Windom Bergen, even as far as Iowa, and Canada. stets of all ages par- in the worthwhile date $4,800 has been from individuals, organizations, and businesses. Assembly teams worked to put together the packets, while below another group weighed and sealed the packages. sets fees Sara Lee they would from different areas for board accepted the from Land 0 Lakes as it-was the only bid school lunch prices set at $1.35 for elemen- ;1.6 for seconda and for adults. Athletic fees were to $5.00 for adult, for students, The fami- stayed the same at 00. Athletic participa- :as raised to $25.00 per a $75.00 per fami- num. Fine arts at $5.00 per activ- substitute pay rental remained following designa- were made, District r: Ratwik Maloney, depository: Bank Official newspaper: Tribune. meetings will the same third of month except for and February on Tuesday. Meetings at pm. Odd months in Even months at Grove. Board pay the same at $30.00 plus mileage at rate. Hass reported they Probably have to change Way they pay some Some of the teach- live in one town but in the other town will get paid mileage to and school unless they school near- Where they live. Hass the government is get- quite sticky about rules. board approved the insurance policy with Agency. Kerry saia there was a large increase due to ml of the districts The board also student accident for $5.00 per aroval was'given for items: annual 99 health and document. , Lane from BA30 t6 BA45c Larson. Membership MSBA. accept- staff members deAvilia, and Judy Now, for a imited time only ... Loy told the board the lminting project on the center is going well it from page 1 will take about a month. The company Cortis Enterprises of Alexandria is doing the work. Windows in Walnut Grove are not in yet, but work on the bathrooms and central air in the district office is nearly complete. The rest of the summer work is going quite well with a lot of was a very constructive meeting. Principal Paul Olson said he has completed his sched- ule for the next school year. He also reviewed changes in the student handbook which included the follow- ing: The Tardy policy will be changed to checking in any painting done. There were" three open enrollments going to Wabasso. Tim Helmet reported on a meeting with some board members from Red Rock Central. He said they dis- cussed joint sports. Noting that Cross country would have to have at least 10 par- ticipants to continue the pro- gram. Since there are more participants in Softball it was requested to have some games played at Westbrook or Walnut Grove. since some of the team come from the southwest. Dr. Brennan said that sounded like a reason- able request. Those at the meeting felt the), should meet more often and that it :...our .:eek.piod. We will be stricter t, his year m head ' lice. Students with flits will be sent home and not allowed to return until there is no evidence of nits or eggs left on the child. Homework request by parents must be made before 9:00 a.m. any later requests will be ready the following day. Throwing snowballs will not be tolerat- ed at any time on school propert>: No cell phones will be allowed in locker rooms. Principal Bill Richards reported his schedule is nearly done. He also noted summer projects in Westbrook are going very well with a lot of work com- pleted. WWG Middle School hosts cross-cultural training By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune About 100 people from Redwood, Lyon, Cottonwood, and Murray Counties gath- Lillian Vang ered at the middle school in Walnut Grove Monday morning, July 12. Staff and board members from the Tracy. Westbrook, and Slayton hospitals, represen- tatives of county agencies, school district officials, and community members met for the purpose of learning about the Hmong people and their culture. Litlian Vang, represent- ing the Center fbr Cross Cultural Health, is well qualified to work as a con- sultant in cross cultural health issues. She came to the U.S. as a toddler and grew up in south Minneapolis. Her back- ground growing up in two cultures enables her to see the difficulties of combining very different cultures. Communication between dif- ferent cultural life styles cannot be effective unless both cultures understand each other. The aim of the July 12 workshop was to promote positive cross cultural inter- actions between health and community services person- nel and the growing Hmong population in Tracy and Walnut Grove. Medical per- sonnel need to understand why a Hmong patient is seeking help. They may not realize that their patient has already exhausted tradition- al Hmong medical practices. Vang divided the partici- pants into small groups to discuss factors in dealing with various situations they may face. Suggestions and observations were then reported to the entire group. Members of the ttmong community have established a number of innovative serv- ices for their peers. As early as 1975 Mutual Assistance were set up and adminis- tered by Hmong officials. Hmong media, including tel- evision, radio, and newspa- pers have assisted Hmong immigrants as they attempt to live in a completely new culture system. Members of the local Hmong community provided traditional Hmong foods for the lunch which concluded the meeting. About one hundred professionals and interested com- munity members from a four-county area attended the Hmong cross-cultural training in Walnut Grove. The food line stretched all the way accross the street in front of the community cen- ter. Storden Baptist -- from page I The meal was catered by by Rev. Peterson's family and cake, coffee, and punch. Baune Catering of Wabasso. by Joyce Madson and Chris Serving on the anniversary The people gathered Johnson. Written greetings steering committee were back at the church at 1:30 from those unable to attend Arlo and Evie Crey, John p.m. to reflect on the 125 were read, and a few of those and Jane Hansen, Reuben years. Former pastors in attending expressed their and Marcy Madson, and attendance recalled their appreciation for the church Pastor Dave Johnson. years of ministry at Storden during a time of sharing. Baptist. 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