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SPORTS ROUND UP PAGE 9 LL SCRIMAGE PAGE 12 &apos;hqdS.ddqd".dd,dl,IM"uHdqql,.lllldd,d, "-'.ED ADO 509O2 lnc , 09113/99 217 W COTA ST  J SHELTON. WA msa,22 *" Wednesday August 28, 2013 $1.00 IIIUI!I!!IIjIII!!I!I!I!I II, Volume No. 29 NUMBER 1 12 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition Heal Ware Excessive heat has invaded the area forcing several schools to close early, and several cancellations throughout the area. Beef Royale Postponed to Tuesday September 3 Due to the excessive heat the Cottonwood Cattle Producers have postponed the Beef Royale until next week. BeefRoyale will begin on Tuesday, September 3 with the Market-Steer and Market Heifers registration begin- ning at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Feeder Calf show registration from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.M.K. Franz, Cottonwood Cattle Producer Presitlent,, w,oallike to invite all cattle producers to compete for cash prizes:-- This is a non halter pen show for both market arid feeder calf animals. This year for the Feeder Calf show there will be separate clipped and unclipped divisions. There is no limit to the number of beef animals per farm. Feeder Calf judging begins at approximately 3:00 p.m. Final selection of the Market Cattle will be done at 7:00 p.m. A hamburger picnic will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the public invited to attend. Prior to the evening show, as an educational activity, the public will have the opportunity to evaluate five animals for the carcass contest. This would be a great opportunity for FFA advisors and local judging team coaches to educate their judging teams. The market steers and heifers will be evaluated at the PM Windom beef plant in Windom. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top five carcasses. School board discussed fk lure WWG plans Board and administra- tion discussed class fund raising options Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WWG -- Since the board met last week, school is underway having started last Monday under the FLY (Flexible Learning Year) consortium. Superintendent Lay Woelber told the board about attending a recent meeting of the MREA at Slayton. Discussions were held on issues of concern to area districts. Local Control Levy use was dis- cussed. The legislature allows districts, who do not have a local levy, to levy 300 dollars per pupil as a Local Control Levy. He said it really does not affect districts that already have local levies. Only one or two districts in the south- west area of the state will benefit from this legislative action. Other things were discussed about the needs of several districts that are in need of infrastructure improvements. On the subject of local levies Woelber talked about the future needs of the dis- trict. As the district spends down its budget reserves it will become necessary to look at running a new levy in 2015, even though the current levy runs througb2018 or 19. By using the districts healthy fund balance to eat some of the expenses, due to declining enrollments, and other increased costs, it will probably be nec- essary to increase the current levy. "However we are only going to ask for what we need -- and no more," said Woelber. Woelber also noted WWG still has one of the lowest levies in the area at $700 per pupil. Tracy,. Milroy, Balaton has $850 and Red Rock Central is $1,500. In the preliminary audit report, the auditors recommended getting two quotes for items close to the minimum ects over $100,000. In retrospect Woelber said, "it was the right time to do the boiler project last year." Woelber also talked about the new fitness center at Walnut Grove. It is com- ing along well and should be ready to open sometime next month. Principal Paul Olson reported the elementary school received $1,500 in donations for the school supply drive. Several organizations gave significant donations to the project. This helps our students to be ready to go on the first day of school. Olson noted there are 32, 4 and 5 year old students enrolled for pre-school. There is 15 three year aids enrolled, with about three more starting when they turn three. Because more of our kids are testing out, there are fewer kids in need for a stand alone program. The elementary school has joined a Title III consortium with St. James, Mountain Lake, and Sleepy Eye. Olson told the board if they wish to see the new student handbook it is now on line on the schools web site. High School Principal Bill Richards brought up the subject of class fund rais- ing for class trips and other activities. Superintendent Woelber thought another column should be added to order forms, for people to donate to the various fund raising projects a dollar amount, rather than buy 20 pizzas where the class gets only 15 to 25 percent of the profit. Woelber also thought this is an area that needs to be developed. "I think a lot of people would rather make a cash donation where the organization gets 100 percent of the profit." The board thought the idea definitely is worth look- ing into. Richards also talked about the legis- laturCs closing minute declaration that the kids really do not have to take the tests to graduate. "But they also said they will get back to this later -- We are still waiting," Richards said. limit of $10,000. The district is also ................................................................................................... required to get competitive bids on proj- School m on page 3 NEW TEACHERS AT INING Jenna Hafner to teach high school Spanish Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WWG -- Jenna Hafner a native of Wiilmar will be teaching Spanish 1, 2, and 3 at WWG in Westbrook, and RRC in Lamberton. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Spanish Education. Her previous teaching experience includes Kindergarten at Colegio Ingles (a bilingual school in Torreon, Mexico.) Her mother Nancy - works with early childhood trainings. Her father is an architect in Willmar. She has an older brother Tony who is an engineer in Portland, Oregon. Her younger brother Matthew is a freshman at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She lists traveling hiking, scrap booking and cooking as her free time interests. Teachers n on page 3 Aphid:praying aerial acr< z t at/c: Recent rain spawned an invasion of Aphids in local soybean fields. Larson Helicopters of Perham was busy spraying in the area. Below a man on the tender loaded chemicals in the chopper. Right, the chopper pulled up at the end of the field it was spraying southwest of Westbrook. VI:WPOINT PAGE4 CALENDAR PAGE 10 bPORTS :: OR 800:4' 0-1859 FAITH&FAMILY PAGE5 CLASSIF,EDADS PAGE11 PAGE 10  Please read and recy-c!e ] Copyright 2013 Sentinel Tribune COMMUNITY PAGE 7 L J'l l'Itll ] ......... ........... "I'[  111111111111 ..............