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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Aret0000 Focus Wednesday, September 1, 2004 Page 1 Campus comments By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune Welcome to college classes I have spent my adult life defend- ing our English language and sharing my appreciation of the complexities of our language with students. Many times I could be heard to say, "When you get to college, your English teacher will..." Now I find myself on the other side of that comment. Twenty-one freshman students at Pillsbury College started their college careers bright and early at 7:30 Monday morning with English 101: Fundamentals of Composition. A required English course for freshmen bringing with them their preconceived ideas about grammar and writing. I had no idea what to expect. My day began at 7 AM with breakfast in the college dining room, where one of my students greeted me and said, "We won't be late for English class. Mrs. Van Loh!" Wow! I was off to a good start. But it got even better. By 7:25 all twenty-one students were in their seats, quietly whispering to each other. They were as curious about me as I was about them. I recognized several faces, and I could put a name to a few of them, based on previous interac- tions with them. A young man in the back row responded, "Yea, but don't count on it every day," when I complimented the class for arriving early. Each student introduced himself to the rest of the class and told where he was from. I have students from Pennsylvania, to Washington, to California, and places in between. The 11:30 class was def- initely more lively than the 7:30 one, but time will tell if that perception holds throughout the semester. Numerous factors contribute to the temperament of each class in addition to the meeting time. The early class is twice the size of the later one. The majority of the early class are girls, but the other class has more boys than girls. The blend Of student personali- ties results in a different temperament in each class. As their teacher, I have the immense responsibility of making the study of parts of speech, journaling, and writing papers an achievable challenge. I must make it interesting. I must make it relevant. I must make it rewarding. I must make it challenging. Each student is responsible for his own learning, but I am responsible for inspiring each stu- dent to learn. Like my students, I am new to college life, its schedules, and its deadlines. We have all left the "comfort zone" of high school and fam- ily and come together on one campus. It's hard to say good-bye to my hus- band on Sunday evening when I leave for Owatonna, but cell phones and email help us stay in touch until I return home on Thursday afternoon. In another article in this week's paper I refer to the ways I find subjects for my stories. Life on a college cam- pus and the new experiences this year will probably be a source for more sto- ries. Every person has a story, and our lives will be richer when we learn from the experiences of others. Cars in Walnut Grove vandalized By Police Chief Merna Malmberg In the early morning hours of August 26, numer- ous cars in Walnut Grove were broken into and items taken. Some of these cars were vandalized. Also, over the weekend of August 27, someone kicked in the doors and van- dalized the bathrooms at Ferguson Park. If anyone has tion or noticed -aythir about the above and thefts, please call 50 859-2327, and leave a sage. I would like to people if they see an; suspicious, at anytime, please call 911 and report CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL PRICE BIG RESULTS CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-61 OR 1-800-410-185 Sweet corn for all Find it fast in the Sentinel Tribune seasons Service and Business Dir'ectory By Debbie Botzek-Linn U of M Extension Service. Freezing is a quick and convenient way to preserve vegetables at home, and swet corn is a popular, easy vegetable to freeze. If you have the freezer space, corn is an excellent vegetable to store frozen. If you harvest corn, do it early in morning before it gets hot. Husk ears and remove silk, then bring six to eight quarts of water to a boil and submerge several ears at a time. Blanch the ears for .four minutes. Cool promptly in ice water, drain and cut the kernels from the cob. An electric knife is a handy tool for cutting off the kernels. Package the corn in freezer containers, leav- ing one-half inch headspace. Seal and freeze at 0 degrees F or below for best quality. Blanching, followed by chilling in ice water, are crit- ical processes for producing quality frozen corn, contrary to statements in some publi- cations on home freezing. The natural enzymes in corn need to be inactivated before freezing to prevent both loss of color and nutrients, and flavor and texture changes. These enzymes are inacti- vated by a hot blanch treat- ment. The chilling process prevent the corn from becoming mushy due to overcooking the starch. During sweet corn sea- son, we get questions on freezing corn on the cob. Yes, it can be done, but with mixed results. Corn lovers everywhere are often disap- pointed with the mushy, rubbery texture and the cobby taste. It also takes up more space in the freezer. You can enjoy the great taste of summertime sweet corn all year long by folbw- ing the simple basic proce- dures for freezing vegeta- bles. WESTER'S LOCKER Bacon - Ham - Sausage Retail Meats Custom Slaughtering - Sides & Quarters Deer Processing Avai/able 536 1st Ave., Westbrook Tim Wester, owner 507-274-5900 Evers Chiropractic Westbrook Area Wellness Center Dr. Denise A. Evers 648 7th St., Westbrook, MN 507-274-5200 Mon. - Wed. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. !t DUANE'S BODY SHOP ' Auto Body Repair & Refinishing | Specializing in auto glass Call 507-274-6655 1018 4th St., Westbrook, MN. Duane Ourada, owner State Bank of Lucan Serving the area since 1936 106 Main Street, Lucan, MN.56255 507-747-2214 or Phone toll free 888-747-2214 Member FDIC Fax: 507-747-2160 Tracy Service Center Tom Hahn, Owner 410 Craig Ave, Tracy, MN. 56175 507-629-9243 G & R ELECTRIC 168 4th St., Tracy, MN. 56175 Maytag, Magic Chef, Jenn Air RCA & GE TV's & VCR & DirecTv We service all makes and models Residentiat & Commercial Wiring Phone 507-629-4250 e-mail: STEFFEN ELECTRIC Julie's Studio 10 NlrTWORK Since 1939 Electrical Contractor Appliance Sales & Service 507-859-2114 Family hair care & nail design Hair, Nails, Tanning & Waxing Hours: Tues & Thurs. 12 - 8 Wed. & Frl. 9:00 - 5:00 Sat. 9:00 - 1:00 341 6th St. Walnut Grove, MN 507-859-2000 Revere Auto Body & Glass $25 Gift Certificate at T-Tommy's, Key Largo, or the Med Club with a windshield replacement or $500.00 Body Work. FREE pick up & delivery. Loaner car available. We can handle all your insurance needs. 40 years + experience. 1-800-752-6103 Dave's Custom Woodworking Dave J. Schneider, owner Call me for any woodworking projects such as: * Craft Projects * End Tables * Entertainment Centers * Book Cases and morel Give Dave a call at 1-507-227-4937 and we can draw up a plan together. All custom built to suil your neds! Sioux Valley Home Medical Equipment provides outstanding medical equip,mint and services, including: Oxygen, Cane/alkers, Crutches, Bath Safety Items, Seat Lift Chairs, Scooters & Wheelchairs, Mastectomy Products. 912 4th Ave., Windom, MN 1-877-275-3554 or 507-831-0247 Home Medical Sioux Valley Equipment VCderangeofpmduct.s erance  * Heall ie  INas And or.her bene Annuities of Thrivent Finonciol for Lutherans- 2032eB R6-03 200203510 Paut Rd, FIC Fmamc Assoc 314 nenca Slze , MN 56174 507-4437 For all your repair needsl Cars, Pickups, & Heavy trucks (semi trucks) Call 507-859-3000 Hours: Mon-Wed 7:30-5:30; Thurs 7:308:00 Fri 7:30-5.00 D & M Auto & Truck Repair Walnut Grove, MN. Hwy. 14 across from Meadowland & HMtU 5O7-274-55O5 TaU  888-518-0591 611 1st Avenue, Westbrook, MN 56183 Birkholz & Rye ATTORNEYS AT LAW Daniel A. Birkholz - 101 South 7th St., St. James, MN56081-0461 Phone 507-375-3374 Fax 507-375-3375 E-mail: M. Jensen NBI.  Cindy Windom F,M BUREAU FINANCLM. SERVICES (507) 831-3808 t ...... z,,.,,, FISHER PRIMARY EYE CARE CLINIC Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visual anats, diagnosis & therapy Cataracts - pre-op & post-op care Glaucoma - diagnos & treatment Eyelid Problems - diagnoss & referral Refractive laser surgery - rerr a po-op care Dr. M.R Fisher 507-831-3478 230 Tenth SL, Windom, MN 56101 Age-related n'uacular demefaon - diagnosis & treatment " Fore. body removat Treatment of ocular pathology " Contact lanses & glasses available, if needed Front: Caroline War, LPN; Teresa Hak--------m, Optometric Assistant. Back: Dr. M. R. Fc, he, t: Pat F-', Parao; Nancy Macgregor, Optometric Assistant Jackels Construction, Inc. New Homes Additions Remodeling Siding Garages Doors Windows Shingling Finish Work Design & Drafting Matt Jackels, owner 274-5499 or 360-6420 DON'S PLUMBING for all your plumbing, heating, & air conditioning needs call 507-274-5316 I appreciate your business. 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