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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Are,:00 Focu:00 Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Page 1 Flag from Kosovo By CH(MAJ) William E. Klavetter Chaplain, TaskForce Redhorse Camp Monteith, Kosovo "Friends at the Westbrook VFW/Ameriean Legion. Please accept this flag as a gift from your friend, the 10 1/2 player, and avid Green Bay Packer fan. As the certificate states this flag was flown at Camp Moneith, Kosovo." This active duty assign- ment truly has been and con- tinues to be a great adven- ture and a positive chal- lenge. To work with the sol- diers here, and to observe how they carry out their mis- sions in a very professional manner is a delight. You can be proud of the men and women that represent you and our nation in this area of the world. Kosovo is a region that has many problems and we are doing our best to assist the people to learn how to live together. That is the uphill battle. The ethnic tension exists and that does present a stumbling block in moving forward. But we are not here to solve the prob- lems but to help the people solve their own problems. Poverty exists all over this region. The unemployment is about 75-80%. When people young and old have no job which makes the finances difficult tempers flare. Put the two, ethnic tension and financial problems together and at times violence is a result. That happened on 17- 18 March with the riots that occurred in many communi- ties. The riots may have ceased but we on a daily basis have incidents that VFW commander, Dennis Timgren and Dennis Jutting showed the flag sent to the VFW from pastor Klavetter. occur from bombings, beat- ings, and at times having someone take the life of another. But as [ stated before, the soldiers are keep- ing a safe and secure envi- ronment. If we were not here the situation would be far worse. As you have kept all military personnel in your thoughts and prayers contin- ue to think about how they are doing a job that is dan- gerous but necessa&apos;. College in the 21st Century Area news briefs Fulda -- Leaking gate valves at the city sewage lagoon was cited by MN Pollution Control Agency. City engi- neer Dennis Johnson. Windom. estimated the cost of repair at $100.000. A meeting will be set to have a member of the MPCA attend. Lamberton -- James Clark. formerly of Lambertan. was promoted from a part-time officer to full-time-offi- cer with the New Ulm Police Dept. Monday. Clark has worked with the NUPD since September, 2093. He was Chief of Police in Lamberton for about a year before going to New Ulm. Slayton -- More than 300 of the nearly 500-strong Schons family came from near and across the US for a family reunion in July. It has been over 40 years since the family gathered together. The Schons famil:, some 497 strong, spring from John and Elizabeth Schons. who came from Iowa and settled in the Tracy area. Tracy -- EDA looks at acquiring vacant downtown site. The Tracy EDA continues to explore options to gain con- trol of the former P Plus Asian grocery store building in downtown Tracy. The EDA would like to secure the building, so the property could be developed as a well- ness center for Tracy Area Medical Services. Windom -- When Mix Baker), closed its doors, it took away a downtown baking fixture that's been here since 1940. John Mix has asthma and assorted other ail- ments. Mix said, "My health got bad enough that they (doctors) told me I couldn't to this anymore. The bsi- ness is currently for sale. 40 years has brought many changes By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune Life is full of surprises. Never, in my wildest dreams did I think about teaching at Pillsbury Baptist College when I enrolled as a fresh- man in 1964. Life today is much different than it was forty years ago. The last two weeks while I have been on campus preparing for the fall semester, I have been com- piling a list of comparisons with forty years ago. 1964: All my earthly pos- sessions fit into one extra large box when I moved to college. 2004i Each trip I make back to campus, I find more things that I need to take with me. 1964: I was glad to leave the farm behind me. 2004: I already miss the tranquility of rural living. 1964: Male classmates were waiting for their mili- tary draft notice for service in Viet Nam. 2004: Men and women students serve as part-time soldiers in the Reserves and wait for their unit to be deployed to the Middle East. 1964: Term papers were time-consuming to type on portable, manual typewrit- ers. 2004: Students who don't have their own comput- er system have access to a computer lab on campus. 1964: Telephone calls between home and campus were a special event. 2004: Cell phones enable family members to talk fre- quently. 1964: The threat of Communism was a major topic of political leaders. 2004: Dealing with ter- rorism is the theme of politi- cal leaders and the media. 1964: The presidential candidates were Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater. 2004: The presidential candidates are John Kerry and George Bush, who were teenagers during the Johnson/Goldwater cam- paigns. 1964: Voting age was 21. 2004: Voting age is 18. 1964: Experimenting with drugs was something the "hippies" did in California. 2004: Meth labs are a growing concern in rural Minnesota. 1964: Fast-food restau- rants were beginning to pop up in large metropolitan areas. 2004: Small children everywhere learn to recog- nize their favorite fast-food store logo long before they can read. 1964: Scientists were CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6136 OR 1 '800-410-: 1859 making plans to reach the moon someday. 2004: NASA has launched trips_to distant planets in our solar system. 1964: Female high school graduates were limit- ed in career options: secre- tar): nurse, or teacher. Women in these occupations worked only until they got married and had children. 2004: Young women today arrange marriage and family around their careers. 1964: Starting pay for working students was $1.50 an hour. 2004: Working students can get starting pay at $8- $10 an hour. 1964: Most textbooks cost under $10 each. 2004: A single textbook costs more than an entire semester's texts 40 years ago. 1964: Pickup trucks on campus were used for main- tenance purposes onl 2004: Trucks and SL,rs are a status symbol. CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL PRICE BIG RESULTS Find it fast in the Sentinel Tribune... Servnce and Business Directo WESTER'S LOCKER Bacon - Ham - Sausage Retail Meats Custom Slaughtering- Sides & Quarters Deer Processing Available 536 1st Ave., Westbrook Tim Wester, owner 507-274-5900 Evers Chiropractic  t Westbrook Area  p" Wellness Center lr. Denise A. Evers 648 7th St., Westbrook. 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