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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Page 7 L II MIRROR OF BYGONE DaYs TEN YEARS AGO August 8, 2001 Matt (Heather), Andy (Gusty), and Jessica (Jesse), the children of Mike and Cindy Wahl, threw a surprise party for Mike and Cindy Saturday night at Matt's home. The celebration was in honor of their 25th wed- ding anniversary. Marjorie Bakken was with the family of John and Sharon Bakken, celebrating their 40th wedding anniver- sary at their lake home at Lake Shetek. The Lamberton Lions Club is noting its 50th birth- day this year. With an all- time high membership of 65 in the mid-1960s, the present roster has dropped to less than 30. Three of the origi- nal charter members are still active members; Elmer Schultz, Robert Krinke, and Lyle Trout. TWENTY YEARS AGO August 7, 1991 Young people and their adult chaperones from area lutheran churches set off on week-long outings on Sunday, August 4. One group gathered at English Lutheran Church and set out for a week-long canoeing trip to the Boundary Waters area. A second group of bik- ers left Monday morning for New London on a two hun- dred forty mile loop that will take them as far north as Brainerd, returning to New London on Friday. James Ballard, a science teacher at WWG Middle School, has completed a four-week summer work- shop at Gustavus Adolphus College, designed to improve science teaching in outstate MN schools. THIRTY YEARS AGO August 6, 1981 Eight Walnut Grove Scouts and leaders Vicki Van Gelderen and Bette Ourada, attended Girl Scout Camp at Camp Sanderson, Nest Lake, near Spicer, MN July 30-August 1. Scouts attend- ing were Renee Ourada, Jackie Van Gelderen, Julia Knakmuhs, Amy Hansen, Lisa Van De Wiele, LaChelle Giese, Kim Pemble, and Cari Bruns. Showers, heat and humid- ity seem to rule the weather scene the past weekend. The early part of the week was cool, but the weekend brought higher temperatures, with rain on Saturday and Monday. Revere Co-op Oil has a new self-service gas pump at the Walnut Grove Fertilizer Division. Patrons may uti- lize the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using cards that will activate the computers to pump the fuel. Farm families strengthen Minnesota's economy, communities By Bev Durgan, Dean, University of Minnesota.Extension and Director, Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station Modern Minnesota agri- culture got its start when a few courageous families moved out on the prairie. They" lived in sod houses, faced fierce blizzards and struggled to survive on their newly homesteaded land. Those pioneer families made decisions that laid the foundation for agriculture growing into a leading factor in Minnesota's economy. Life has changed consider- ably since those pioneer times, but the one thing that hasn't changed is the impor- tance of farm families to Minnesota agriculture. Farm families make decisions that increase production, build rural communities and pro- vide consumers with safe and healthy foods. Earlier this year, local county Extension commit- tees throughout the state selected one family in their county to be honored as University of Minnesota Farm Family of the Year. You'll see these 75 families recognized at local events this summer and at an offi- cial recognition ceremony at Farmfest. Minnesota agriculture has diversified considerably since those early pioneers set out to make a living on the prairie. Today there is no standard definition of a Minnesota family farm. The profiles of the University's honorees illustrate this point. This year's list includes big farms and small farms as well as farms using conven- tional and organic practices. Corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar beet, dairy, pork, beef and poultry production form the foundation of Minnesota agriculture today and appear often in the profiles. Not every family farm fol- lows the same path, however, and farms raising honey, apples, goats, Christmas trees and grapes are also being honored. The one fac- tor they all have in common is working together to make their farms successful. That work ethic is the major con- tributor to the success of Minnesota communities and Minnesota's agriculture. The entrepreneurial efforts of Minnesota farmers have a big impact in rural communi- ties and worldwide. Recently the Minnesota Department of Agriculture reported that Minnesota exported $900 million more in agricultural products in 2010 than the year before. The state's $5 billion of agricultural exports in 2010 was one of the few bright spots in our economy. Farming is not the isolated life it was in pioneer days, but too often Minnesota farm families don't get the recognition they deserve. Thirty years ago the University began a recogni- tion program to acknowledge the contributions farm fami- lies make to our communi- ties, our economy and our quality of life. You can read brief profiles for all 75 University of Minnesota Farm Families of the Year at http://rnnfarrn- WEEKLY By Kim Rolling [:~~ Exec. Director/Nurse Manager Greetings from Country View tenants and staff. The weather has been beautiful! The humidity is finally cut in half which makes being out- doors much more fun. The lawn is actually looking bet- ter than it has most of the summer. The sprinklers are back on and working now so the yard has greened up quite a bit. Activities this week have included PoKeNo, BINGO, SkipBo, J-I-N-G-O, Catholic Mass, Sequence, Bone Builders, Stretching with Ashlee, the bus ride down- town Walnut Grove, Wii Early Brain bowling and the ice cream social on Friday afternoon. Coming up next week, the tenants will enjoy Kings Corner, Dominoes, Ecumenical Church Services on Thursday morning and the Kelley Boys on Friday after- noon. The regularly sched- uled activities will also take place. The 500 card tourna- ment will be held on the 15th at 12:30 p.m. We would like to invite all interested in 500 to come up and play. That's the news from the country, enjoy your week. Development Featured at August ConnectU "Brain Development in Infancy & Early Childhood: Linking Basic Research to Assessment and Intervention" is the next professional devel- opment ConnectU workshop. ConnectU is set for Thursday, August 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton. "Brain Development in Infancy & Early Childhood" will be of interest to those who work with young chil- dren and their families in Head Start, Early Childhood/ Family Education, public health, WIC, schools, and child care as well as parent educators, early childhood teachers, social workers, and counselors in community based agencies. University of Minnesota presenters include: Kathleen Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Child Psychology at the Institute of Child Development, and Christopher Boys, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Topics will include: Early Brain Development, Infant/ Toddler Assessment, Latest Advances in Childhood Brain Research, and Intervention for Deficits in Early Childhood. Pre-registration is due by Friday, August 19. Checks can be made payable to University of Minnesota. Vouchers are accepted. The registration brochure can be accessed by going to: http:// Mail to: SW Research & Outreach Center, 23669 130th Street, Lamberton, MN 56152. The University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center is located just west of Lamberton on Highway 14. Registration will open at 8:45 a.m. with refreshments. A Certificate of Attendance documenting five clock hours will be available for partici- pants to assist in fulfilling professional development requirements with their respective professional orga- nizations. This workshop is coordi- nated by University of Minnesota Extension and the Southwest Research and Outreach Center in parmer- ship with University's Center for Neurobehavioral Development and Children, Youth & Family Consortium and with Western Community Action Head Start. For ques- tions, please contact: Colleen Gengler,, 507-372-3907 or 888-241-4635 or Pauline Nickel, nicke002@, 50%752-7372 ext. 5068. WALNUT GROVE SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES August 15-19, 2011 Senior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday. Monday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes, peas, des- sert Tuesday: Baked fish, mashed potatoes, baked corn, dessert Wednesday: Hamburgers/ fixings, salad, dessert Thursday: Chicken Alfredo, CA medley, dessert Friday: Homemade pizza, salad, dessert For reservations call 859- 2133 one day in advance. Senior Dining is a joint partnership of your commu- nity and Lutheran Social Services, funded, in part, under the Older Americans Act. Tracy Sportsman Club is sponsoring their thirty-fourth annual trap shoot on Sunday, August 14, beginning at 10:00 a.m. There are three events scheduled, including a 16-yard 75 Bird Lewis Class; a 50-Bird Handicap Lewis Class; and a 25-Pair Doubles Lewis Class. There is a reg- istration fee to participate, with cash prizes in each class. Limit of one prize per shooter. Lunch will be served on the grounds. Directions to the shoot: From Tracy south on Lyon County Road 11 past the new Tracy Elementary School; picking up Murray County Road 38 at "S" curve; travel- ing 8 miles on tar to the Sportsman's Club; or 5 miles north of Currie on Murray County Road No. 38. A Kiss and a Coupon for Your Brownie by Margie Anderson, 4-H Program Coordinator Bring your melt-in-your- mouth brownies and you take home a Hershey Kiss and a coupon for the 4-H Food Stand! The 2011 Fun Food Challenge, sponsored by Murray County 4-H, includes sharing a favorite brownie and recipe with fairgoers. All ages, no 4-H affiliation necessary, are welcome to enter this contest. Bring a brownie and the recipe to the 4-H Building on the Murray County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 17 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. A self-proclaimed chocolate expert will he available to accept your entry and give you a Kiss and coupon. Various awards will be desig- nated and may include such categories as most oohy- goohy or low-fat brownie (really?) or best flavor com- bination. Prizes will include baking chocolate supplies and baking equipment. Stop by the 4-H Building through- out the fair and check out all the brownie recipes and find out who makes the best brownies in Murray County! TROUBLED BRIDGE OVER WATER... Earlier this spring the foot bridge in lower Plum Creek Park was dis- lodged after debris from heavy flood waters damaged it. According to park worker, Adam Kletscher, the county is planning to repair the bridge later this year. Anita's Conservatory of Dance Learn the Art of Dance through technique and performance and at the same time increase flexibility, strength, and agility. Increase your confidence in a fun learning environment. Anita's Conservatory of Dance in Lamberton is now accepting new students for the 2011-2012 dance season. Classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, ! tap, tumbling, swing dance, and morn and tot class are available for ages I 2-adult. Reasonable rates. Car pools available. [ I Call 507-752-7064 for information and registration. [ !~ ~ Scholarships are available through United Way [ in ~ and the magnet arts program with WWG. [ You're invited to an open House eception In Honor of ,111 228927 Alice's Y :2J (Alice Maas) Date: Saturday, August 13th Time: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm ] Where: English Lutheran Church J 450 Wiggins Street Walnut Grove, MN ',,, )!, / "~o,,s:~o,.~,-'~( .... " e '~, /:. "I["1171 -- / b,