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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Page 7 WALNUT GROVE SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES September 3-6, 2013 Senior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday. Monday: No meal Tuesday: Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, beets, chocolate pudding Wednesday: Spaghetti/ meat sauce, garlic bread, green beans, sherbet Thursday: Grilled chick- en/bun, scalloped potatoes, corn, caramel brownies Friday: Pizza, layered let- tuce salad, banana 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. MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS FIFTEEN YEARS AGO August 26, 1998 Thirty-five youth and adults gathered at Trinity Lutheran Church to board a bus for the Metrodome to see the MN Twins vs. the Boston Red Sox. The occasion at the game was the fourth annual Lutheran night and eight to ten thousand fans were expected to attend making it the largest group event at the Metrodome in 1998. Starting Monday, teachers from the technology grant consortium were invited to attend training sessions on digital camera and scanning, video production on the com- puter, and working with web pages. THIRTY YEARS AGO August 25, 1983 Walnut Grove Jaycee members recently completed another of their club's com- munity projects at Upper Plum Creek Park. A basket- ball practice hoop and net was erected on the site of the shelter that had burned sev- eral years ago. Thirty-seven Redwood County 4-H teens and their three adult advisors returned Sunday after spending a week in'Montana on an exchange program. Nineteen 4-H members and three chaper- ones from the Walnut Grove, Milroy, and Tracy area accompanied the group on the Teen Exchange. It finally rained on Thursday of last week, but we only received two-tenths of an inch in town. By noon, the sun was shining once more and temperatures reached ninety-seven in the afternoon. FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO August 29, 1968 A group of neighbors held a hay baling bee at the Ed Putte farm Tuesday after- noon, helping him to put up his hay crop. Mrs. Putte has been hospitalized in Minneapolis for several weeks, and Mr. Putte has been there much of the time. A group of relatives sur- prised Mr. and Mrs. Gust A. Swanson of rural Walnut Grove Sunday in honor of their golden Wedding Anniversary. The group brought potluck dinner and supper. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Shaw and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sell attended the state school board convention held at the St. Paul Hotel Thursday through- Saturday. of last week. CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6136 OR 1 -800-410-1859 ALL PURSES, SCARVES & ALL SUMMERTIME GIFTS 50% OFFI  THRIFTY WHITE E Westbrook, MN I 507-274 61142., Nackerud family.reunion The Nackerud family reunion was held in August to Celebrate 110 years since Andrew Nackerud came over from Norway to settle in the Walnut Grove area. It was held at Plum Creek Lower Park with 100 in attendance. His grandchildren and their families came from as far away as the West Coast to Georgia. Submitted photo Donate blood dur- ing National Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month, a time for Americans to prepare for emergencies of all types, including ones that require blood transfusions. By giving blood through the American Red Cross, donors help ensure an adequate supply is available. It can take up to three days for donated blood to be tested, processed and made available for patients, so the blood on the shelves is what saves the day when an emer- gency strikes. Currently, eligible donors of all blood types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, are needed for the Red Cross to readily meet patient needs. Donors who gave blood at the start of summer may now be eligible to donate again. Help the Red Cross be pre- pared by making an appoint- ment to donate blood. Visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Upcoming blood donation opportunity: Redwood County Sept. 9 from 2-7 p.m. at Milroy School, 103 Prospect St. in Milroy, Minn. How to donate blood Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 212564 COME SEE HOW TO GET MORE FOR LESS e 2013 e Minnota naissance NEW IN 2013! Fairy Wing Forest • Bawdy Beer Show 50 Free Family Activities • Mead Social Cupcake Battle • Live Mermaid • • t • • • • • • t • • • I • • • III B Open Weekends August 17th - September 29th Plu. Labor Day & Festival Friday. Sept. 27th * 9an1 - 7pro Rain or Shine * Free Parking[ , 952A45.7361 renaissancefest, corn ' ...... fi-o-dffii00-u-0000hk-di", UNBEATABLE I I WHOLE-HOME HD DVR I Call or visit your local retailer for more information Walnut Grove, MN 507-859-2114- Offer ends 9/18/13. Restrictions apply. Call for details. Atmmmzto ntmut BBB tips to guard against online scams While there is no foolproof way to protect against all emerging technology-based seams, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) says consumers can better defend themselves by understand- ing the two major objectives of online criminals: cheat- ing people out of money and tricking them into divulging personal information with which to commit identity theft. "With online fraud, just as with many common mala- dies, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," said Dana Badgerow, presi- dent and CEO of the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. "In this case, awareness of and skepticism about suspi- cious online offers can often help people avoid getting scammed out of thousands of dollars." The most common Intemet seams to cheat consumers involve obtaining credit card information or getting peo- ple to send money by wire transfer. This type of fraud usually occurs via phony or lookalike websites, predatory offers such as credit-repair services, friendship swindles, fake check seams, and emails requesting upfront payments to collect alleged lottery win- nings. The second category of cybercrime involves coax- ing consumers to reveal per- sonal information, such as their Social Security num- ber, date of birth, address and telephone numbers. This is usually done by sending out authentic-looking com- munications supposedly from government agencies, retailers, financial institu- tions and other businesses. These emails typically con- tain hyperlinks that lead to online forms requesting per- sonal information or down- load malicious software that can steal login information or passwords. The BBB offers the fol- lowing advice to stay ahead of cybercriminals: Make sure things check out - Research unfamiliar retailer and charity websites at before entering a credit card number. Confirm your online purchase is secure by looking at your browser for the "s" in https:// and in the lower-right corner for the "lock" symbol before paying. Be wary of unsolicited emails - Government agen- cies, credit card companies and banks will never ask for personal information such as a Social Security or Medicare number through email (or over the phone). In addition, when you receive a link to a "special deal" or coupon through a social network site, type in the Internet address yourself. A link's true desti- nation may be hidden, taking you to a lookalike website or download malware onto your computer. Always use secure pay- ment methods - Never send money by wire transfer to someone you don't know. Use a credit card, online pay- ment system or escrow ser- vice to pay for auction or classified ad items. Beware of overpayment seams - Cybercriminals use seams that involve sending legitimate-looking checks for more than the purchase price and asking that the mone- tary difference be returned to them by wire transfer. Though the check may ini- tially be accepted for deposit at a bank, it may take several days to bounce, resulting in the loss of any money wired away as well as overdraft penalties. Be selfish with personal information - Social media sites encourage the sharing of information. However, • avoid sharing your birth date, address and other informa- tion that may be used to help put together a profile that can be used to steal your identity. Check the privacy settings for your profile and consider- ing hiding your profile unless you approve a friendship/ contact request. Practice safe comput- ing - Don't use short pass- words, or the same password for multiple sites. Passwords should contain a variety of upper and lower case letters and digits or characters. Ensure your computer anti- virus software and operat- ing system are current with the latest security updates and run malware scans on a weekly basis. There is no telling what new online threats might lurk around the comer, however, common sense and an abun- dance of caution go a long way towards protecting your- self from online crime. The mission of the Better Business Bureau is to be the lead- er in building marketplace trust by promoting, through self-reg- ulation, the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, and to instill confidence in respon- sible businesses through pro- grams of education and action that inform, assist and protect the general public. We are open 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact the BBB at bbb. org or 651-699-1111, toll-free at 1-800-646-6222.