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Community LANCES IN THE PAST TEN YEARS AGO August 17, 1994 Rupp was honored Sunday for serving 40 as church organist. began in July of 1954 at (Rosehill) In 1957 she to also play at Faith Church, continu- at both until the 2 to become Grace wheire she still Chargers took to field to begin practice for 1994 football season. Kaddatz is Head and Leo Theisen is Director. area finally had some on Tuesday, August 9. day began at 52 degrees, i cloudy. Rain finally fell, only about six tenths of inch for the entire day. rest of the week was cool and dry. YEARS AGO August 16, 1984 Flossie Flor was of honor on Sunday at hosted by several former students, mrs. taught at country in the area for many her former students now in their 20's all the way up to their 70's. She will be celebrating her 85th birthday in the fall. Members of Grace Lutheran Church gathered on the front lawn on Sunday to break ground for a new Narthex addition. Over a hundred persons attended the Sunday evening band concert per- formed by the Westbrook Community Band. After the concert, the music boosters served pie and ice cream. THIRTY YEARS AGO August 15, 1974 Thieves broke into H.G. Boeck and Sons over the week-end and made off with tires, tools, chain saws and typewriters. The Legion Club also suffered a break- in, where a case of beer was taken after using a wrecking bar to get in. A large number of family and friends gathered at the Melvin Rachuy home to help Bertha Rachuy celebrate her 85th birthday. A large number of people stood in line at the American Lung Association mobile unit last Wednesday. The purpose of the machine was to show the condition of a persons lungs. WESTBROOK NEWS 274-6136 Lloyd Dunlap of was a Thursday kdsitor of Olsen. and Donna Lake City, came morning to the Erickson home. Roger spent Friday and "in Pipestone for class reunion---and visited Olga Sunday before returning to home. Clarence and Leora Hass Thursday evening visi- of Gerry Anderson. Marilyn Wolfe and Mary Medinah, IL were of Edna Hubin last Jan Van Maasdam, CA, and Leona Maasdam spent the of Aug. 6-9 at the Van Maasdam home, Lakes. Donna Dunlap, Marshall, a Thursday afternoon ga Erickson. Coffee guests following Sunday at the and Marion home were Eli Ely, Elffie and Roger and Kopperud. For din- they all, along with Mr. Mrs. Earl Warner and Mathiason had din- at the Red Rooster, guests of Iris Wednesday noon Edna Hubin, Marflyn and Mary Cushley, IL, Jordis Jans, Olson and Vernice Jan Van Maasdam, CA and Leona Maasdam were visitors at the Mel and Pat Peterson home, Spirit Lake, Thursday. Ralph and Mary James, Bloomington, were Saturday afternoon visitors of Olga Erickson. They came espe- cially to attend Mary's class reunion in Redwood Falls. Supper guests of Edna Hubin Wednesday were Marilyn Wolfe and Mary Cushley, Medinah, IL, Marlene Gleason, Marlo and Kim Hubin, Garrett and Amelia and Merlyn Hubin. "Russell and Eunice Rupp were among their family that were Sunday dinner guests at the Roger and Cecilie Teerink home, Worth.ington, to celebrate the summer birthdays. Bob and Ardella Runchey, Marshall, were Sunday afternoon visitors of Olga Erickson. Marilyn Wolfe, Mary Cushley, Medinah, IL, and Edna Hubin were Thursday noon visitors at the Darrell Gleason home, Currie. In the afternoon Iris Marshall was a visitor at the Edna Hubin home. Find us on the Web at www.lyon-sioux- Find the Rest of The Story in the Sentinel You came to us as a doctor, and will leave as our friend ..... Thank you Dr. Varwani for your unselfish service to our community. staff of the Westbrook Health Center invite you to come and bid farewell to Dr. Varwani on Thursday, August 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cake and punch will be served in the k clinic receiving area. Health Water your plants to keep them healthy By Deb Brown U of M Ext. Service We certainly had a wet spring, or more accurately, a wet May. Then it poured again in early July. It rained so often many people feel they needn't worry about watering their gardens or landscape plants. Now that summer temperatures are rising, the soil is drying faster than before, and it's time to give Mother Nature a helping hand with the watering chores. While established trees and shrubs have deep roots, most flow- ers and vegetables are much more shallow-rooted. Lawn grasses are even shallower, with most of their roots in the upper five or six inches of soil. It's these shallow- rooted plants that will be the first to show the stresses of inadequate moisture. In addition, young trees and shrubs that have only been in the landscape a few years are particularly vulnerable to damage from growing con- ditions that are too dry. Water garden and land- scape plants thoroughly, then add two to three inches worth of mulch to help retain te moisture and help insu- late the soil. Wood chips, shredded bark, and other mulches that are slow to break down work well around woody plants and perennials. Grass clippings, shredded leaves, straw, and other mulches that decom- pose more rapidly are fine in flower and vegetable gar- dens where they may be turned into the soil at the end of the growing season. Water early in the day, if possible. Less moisture will evaporate because it's cooler and not as windy then, but plants will dry rapidly in the sun. It's okay to water in the heat of the day, but if you use an overhead sprinkler more of the water will evaporate, and less will reach your plants' roots. Avoid watering in the evening, unless it's your only option. Plants may Stay moist all night, a situation that encourages disease problems. How do you know it's time to water? If you walk across the lawn and your footprints don't spring back, get out the sprinklers. Test gardens by brushing aside a little much and checking the soil with a trowel. If it's still damp, wait a while. If it's dry under the mulch, you know that water is needed to keep your plants growing well. As for young trees and shrubs, a good soaking two or three times a week, depending on how hot and windy it is, should do the trick. Checking Food Preservation Equipment Food preservation sea- son is around the corner. Now is the time to check your equipment before you are up to your eyeballs in green beffns! Pressure canners use either a dial gauge or a weighted gauge. Weighted gauges do not require testing but should be kept clean and rust-free. Dial gauges should be tested every year for accu- racy. Cheek with your local University of Minnesota Extension Service office to see if the testing is done locally. If you cannot get your gauge tested locally, National Presto Industries will test your gauge for no charge! Carefully remove and package the gauge. Send the gauge to: National Presto Industries, 3925 North Hastings Way, Eau Claire, WI 54703-3703. If the gauge-reading is off by one or more pounds, you are encouraged to pur- chase a new gauge. If it is off less than one pound, remind yourself of the difference and adjust the recipe's pressure accordingly to allow for the difference. Incorrect read- ings will lead to unsafe foods that are under-processed or over-processed. Most canners have a rubber gasket to keep steam from leaking out around the cover. You can remove the replace most gaskets. Some gaskets only need to be turned to ensure a tight seal. If the gasket is worn. stretched or hardened. replace it with a new one. Leakage around the cover makes it difficult to reach the right pressure and may cause the canner to boil dry. Replacement gauges and other parts (e.g. gaskets, safety plugs) for canners are often found at stores that sell food preservation equip- ment or from canner manu- facturers. When ordering parts, be sure to provide your canner model number and describe the parts you need. For answers to your food preservation questions, con- tact experts at AnswerLine (1-800-854-1678 - Monday through Friday) or INFO-U (1-800-525-8636 - select the pre-recorded message you would like). Check the University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety web s i t e httv://www.extension.umn. du/foodsafety/ -- click on "Food Preservation" for more information! Amy Ankrum IBenent Sat., Aug. 21 from 5 to 9 at the Walnut Grove Community Center SILIIPlPlr::I= Pork sandwiches, salads, baked beans, bars & beverages. (freewill offering) IDalflle IDravln=l= 9:00 p.m. Items include an entertainment center, afghan, quilt, blanket & throw pillow, 2 MN Wild tickets, 2 MN Vikings tickets, 2 Chanhassen dinner & theater tickets, 4 CD's by Lori Line, $250 in gift certificates from area businesses, various gift baskets, 2 person lawn swing, Saving Bonds of $100, $25, $25, set of 9 paper back Laura Ingals Wilder books, 10oil changes, autographed photo of Randy Moss & Dante Culpepper, Bolle sunglasses, window air conditioner, Tastefully Simple items, Marion Gaborick hockey puck. RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DOOR OR VARIOUS WALNUT GROVE BUSINESSES. Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Page 9 Community Blood Drive September 21 The Community Blood Bank Bloodmobile will be holding blood drives in Westbrook, MN on TuesdaL September 21st. The blood- mobile will be accepting donations at Westbrook School from 9-11 a.m. and at the Westbrook Heahh Center from 1-5 p.m. Walk-up donations are encouraged and welcomed at the donor's convenience. To donate blood, donors must be at least 17 years of age, weight at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Donating blood takes only 25 to 30 minutes. People wishing to make an apl)intment to donate can call Westbrook Health Center at 274-6121. Community Blood Bank has been the sole supplier of blood to patients of Westbrook ttealth Center since July 1, 2002. Blood donated on the Community Blood Bank Bloodmobile comes back to the local area to help patients and their families. Community Blood Bank volunteer donors are also the sole supplier of blood to hospitals in Windom, Traey, Slayton, Pipestone, Worthington, Luverne, Tyler and Jackson, MN. CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR YOU Find us on the Web at www.lyon- sioux- Dovray Area Boosters Meet August 9 By Dolores Schmitt Publicity The Dovray Area Boosters met on Monday. August 9, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. at the Dovray Care. The meeting was called to order by President Dolores Schmitt. LuAnn Jackels did the roll call. Present were Dolores Schmitt, LuAnn Jackels, Terry Keller, Bob Schmitt, Marsha Hansen, Wesley Lindstrom, and Mardella Olson. Absent board mem- bers were Joyce Severson and Jane Weis. Also present was JoAnn Shaw with the T-shirt report. Terry Keller gave the qYeasurer's Report and the Centennial Report. Both were accepted. Bob Schmitt gave the Cafe report. Communications were read by LuAnn Jackels. 1. Thank You for Scholarship Award by Michal Barrie. 2. Request for $50 from Bev Busswitz to sponsor a hole at the Cancer Rally for Cheer Golf Tournament. Granted. 3. Elmer Anderson asked for a donation for Miracle Network. $100 granted. A donation of $169 was sent to the Murray Co. Food Shelf from our Centennial Ecumenical Church Service. An area picnic potluck was planned for Sunday, August 29 at 5 p.m. It was decided to change the meeting notice to the second Monday at 5:00 p.m. Next meeting will be September 13, 2004 at 5 p.m. at the Dovray Cat, "/ Evers NEW DAYS!! Mon.- Wed.- Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Dr. Denise A. Evers 648 7th St, Westbrook, MN 507-274-5200 Tracy Dance Studio Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe & Tumbling f0 I pre-school to high school age. For information call : .. 629-4887 or 763-1521 11 77 Dance Accessorles Available - Leotards, Shoes, Etc. ,, III IIII III II