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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Page 7 MIRROR OF Art show American Red Cross urges BYG__ONE_____DAYS by.TotQnko donatlons around Labor Day TEN YEARS Board for extended and supe-Artists AGO August 29, 2001 New faculty members in Walnut Grove are Miss Loretta Voight, librarian, Geography 8 and American History 10; Bruce Linscheid, English 7, 8, 9, and 10 and coach; Tyler Knott, Learning Disabilities, coach, Title I aide; Greg Dallman, Science 7 & 8, Civics 9, Phy Ed and Health, Drivers Ed, and coach. Leon Warner was recently promoted to Sales Manager at Maertens, Inc., Tracy. Leon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Warner and a graduate of Walnut Grove High School. Twenty-five candidates reported to play on the Walnut Grove High School football team this fall. This year the Conference will be playing nine-man football. Head coach is Leo Theisen, Assistant Coach is Tyler Knott. rior service to the board of Waterbury. Both have retired. Don served 30 years as super- visor, with six of those as chairman. Floyd served 31 years as treasurer. THIRTY YEARS AGO August 27, 1981 At the school board meet- ing August 22, Mr. Richards gave a report on the Magnet ARts grant that has been awarded to WWG High School. Staff members attended a workshop in Elk River where a model had been set up. WWG Middle School marching band members held practice Tuesday morning, August 27. Full complement of band members was not present due to the State Fair conflict, but will hopefully be back for practice on Friday. The band, under the direction of Tom and Kathy Vondracek will march in the Tracy Box Car Day parade Monday, September 2. Gordon Eeten was awarded a Masters of Business Administration Friday, August 9, from Arizona State University. Mary Eeten received a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting with minors in business administration and Women's Studies from Mankato State University. There will be an an show at the Redwood County Museum at 913 W Bridge St of Redwood Falls September 9-11 from noon to 4:00 daily presented by Tatanka Artists of Redwood and Renville Counties. There will also be refreshments. Come and vote for your favorites. Tatanka Arts is a new arts organization serving the Redwood and Renville County Areas. Board mem- bers are recruiting new mem- bers who are artist and arts supporters. The Redwood County Historical Society wants to promote the fine arts in the communities by spon- soring fine art festivities, arts enrichment opportunities, mentorships, classes and workshops. This an organization was formed in 2007 and is com- prised of approximately 60 members. They have a vari- ety of interests and include writers, painters, photogra- phers, and jewelry artisans. Some of the artists that will be displaying their work in September are: Joan Dahmes, painting; Nan Kaufenberg, block print; Elaine Hagen, photography and watercol- ors; Ginger Hallbeck, paint- ing and collage; "Ires Hermanes, jewelry; Dan Cochran, leatherworks. There will be several other artisans also. TWENTY YEARS AGO August 28, 1991 Students at the Walnut Grove Elementary and Middle Schools will be using new iMac computers in the computer lab. The new iMacs were purchased through a technology grant written by Mary Jo Hendrickson. Don Raveling and Floyd Kumerow were honored June 20 by the Waterbury Town Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers and is a time to cel- ebrate the well-being of our country. Donating blood is a noble way to celebrate the hard work Americans have done to strengthen our coun- try. As families celebrate the holiday and enjoy the last long weekend before the school year is fully under- way, the Red Cross encour- ages eligible donors to sched- ule an appointment to donate blood. All blood types are needed, especially O negative, B neg- ative, and A negative. Type O negative, the universal blood type, can potentially be transfused to patients with any blood type. To show appreciation for those who help save lives near the Labor Day holiday (August 29 fi September 7), all presenting donors at Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers in the North Central region will automati- cally be entered for a chance to win a $500 gas card. This is a pan of the Red Crossi summer-long Good to Give. Good to Go. promotion that also offers a chance for one lucky donor (21 and older) in the Mid-America Blood Services Division to win a trip for four (4) to Orlando, Florida. "During the holiday week- end, we typically see a dip in blood donations, but the need is constant. Donating blood is an easy way to help others and only takes about an hour of your time," said Geoff Kaufmarm, CEO of the North Central Red Cross Blood Services region. "The Red Cross encourages donors to give blood each time they are eligible; every 56 days for whole blood donations and 112 days for double red cell donations." How to Donate Blood Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. 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 per- mission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in 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. Blood Donation Opportunities September 12, 2011, 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Milroy School, 103 Prospect Street, Milroy September 15, 2011, 1:30 pm- 6:30 pm, Tracy United Methodist Church, 162 Morgan Street, Tracy Sheep management education in the corr0000ort of your own home Continuing with providing various delivery methods of educational information, the Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program launched online courses so sheep enthusiasts can keep current in the com- fort of their own home or office. The most popular course is Introduction to Sheep Management (LWMP 1001). This course is the online ver- sion of the successful home study course that provides an overview of year long sheep management. The course also studies the philosophy of sheep management and its relationship to business goals. Introduction to Sheep Management course is a 14 lesson self paced course with continuous enrollment. This is a one credit course that has no text book required. The 14 lesson topics include: Getting Started in the Sheep Business; Your Ewes, Your Rams and Their Health ; Breeding Strategies; Lamb Feeding; Facilities and Equipment; Ewe Flock Economics; Wool; Pre- Lambing Management; Lambing Time Management, Difficult Births, Baby Lamb Health; Orphan or Bonus Lambs, Grafting; Creeps and Creep Feeding; Weaning and Weaning Methods; Fitting and Showing Sheep; Raising Versus Buying Replacement Ewes. This course is offered online or through the mail. Other online course offer- ings include: Equipment and Facilities (LWMP 1202); Introduction to Sheep Health (LWMP 1300); Ewe Ration Formulation (LWMP 1502); and Wool Characteristics and Properties (LWMP 1701) The Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program is a sheep management education/con- sulting program offered by Minnesota West Community and Technical College locat- ed at Pipestone, Minnesota. The purpose of the program is to help sheep producers increase income and profit through the production of quality lamb and wool. To maximize the profit per ewe ............ and realize the full potential of all sheep through use of modem management practic- es, new technologies and new approaches to marketing of both lamb and wool. For more information visit the Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program web page www. pipestonesheep.com or con- tact one of the Lamb and Wool instructors, Philip Berg, philip.berg@mnwest.edu , (507) 825-6799 or Mike:! Caskey, mike.caskey@ ' mnwest.edu, (507) 825-6808. To register for one of the on- line courses contact Sue Lovell (507) 847-7929, sue. lovell@mnwest.edu or regis- ter on-line at www.mnwest. edu/formmail/formdl.htm. ECFE Circus night... Last week the ECFE early childhood group met in the Westbrook City Park. ECFE teacher Kristi Schaff worked with kids and parents in the "An evening at.the circus." Submitted photo DNR asks bear hunters not to shoot radio.collared bears Hunters participating in Minnesota's bear season, which opens Sept. 1, are asked to avoid shooting radio-collared research bears. The bears are marked with large colorful ear tags or colorful streamers. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) researchers are monitoring about 35 radio- collared black bears, most of them in northwestern Minnesota, especially near Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area and the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge. Additional radio- collared bears reside in and around the Chippewa National Forest, Camp Ripley, Cloquet Forestry Station and Voyageurs National Park. Bear research also is being conducted between Ely and Tower near the Eagles Nest chain of lakes in northern St. Louis County. "Hunters near these areas should be especially vigilant for these valuable research bears," said Dave Garshelis, DNR bear research biologist. "These animals provide long-term data on reproduction and habitat use that is invalu- able for bear management across the state." Photos of some collared research bears are available on the DNR website at http:// mndnr.gov/bear. "We're asking that if hunters see ear tags or a collar on a bear, they refrain from shooting it," Garshelis said. "Researchers have invest- ed an enormous amount of time and expense in these individuals." Many of the collars have global positioning units that collect and store data, which is downloaded by DNR researchers when they visit the bears in their dens. Long-term records of individual bears have been the cornerstone of informa- tion that helps the DNR monitor and manage the bear population, Garshelis said. DNR officials recognize that a hunter may not be able to see a radio collar or ear tags in some situations. For this reason, taking a bear with a radio collar is legal unless the bear is accompanied by a research- er who has identified the bear to the hunter as a research animal. Any hunters who do shoot collared bears should call the DNR Wildlife Research office in Grand Rapids at 218-327-4146 or 218-327-4133. Invited 1"o Open House Weing ...... reception honoring ....... Jeff and D0nna : ...... (Bela nger)H a milto n 2:00-8:00 p.m. .... Saturday, September 3rd I at his dad's home Merle Hamilton 436 Park Street, Tracy .... Everyone is welcome! , 228843 Sale ends September 16 Hours: Mon. thru Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon WESTBROOK AG [3'OWER Westbrook, MN Ph. 507-274-6101 www.westbrookagpower.com Anita's Conservatory of Dance Lea.rn 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 mom and tot class are available for ages . 2-adult. Reasonable rates. Car pools available. Call 507-752-7064 for information and registration. Scholarships are available through United Way , and the magnet arts program with WWG. New Holland Quality Parts Discou --plus discounts-- on all stocked 10% DISCOUNT