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SENTINEL TRIBUNE EDUCATION Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Page 7 See a photo in the Sentinel Tribune you like? Now you can order it and other photos not printed quick and easy on line... mt,. mg~ Weekly @Sclgnce Quiz by Douglas Clark NASA turns 53 This October NASA will celebrate its 53rd year in opera- tion, pioneering the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research--~truly an amazing achievement. NASA was created by President Eisenhower and congress as a response to the launch of Sputnik 1, which came as a rude shock to the United States. Up until then we had assumed we were the world leader in space technology. The space race was to be a central theme in the cold war for the next four decades. With the touchdown of Atlantis earlier this year, NASA ended 30 years of manned space flight with the 135th and final Space Shuttle mission. How well do you know your NASA history? 1) Apollo 11, the first manned landing on the moon, was crewed by . a) Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Buzz Aldrin b) Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Alan Shepard c) Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong d) Jim Lovell, Michael Collins and Alan Shepard 2) True or false: The longest Space Shuttle mission, by Discovery, was over 17 days. 3) True or false: The Galileo probe was launched to study Jupiter and its moons, and terminated its mission by crashing into the Jovian planet. 4) The probe that is currently farthest from earth is a) Mariner 10 b) Viking 2 c) Voyager 1 d) Magellan 5) The only space station to be launched by NASA alone, and to eventually re-enter earth's atmosphere and crash in Australia, was named Please be sure to take our online National Science Foundation quiz. We have 74 responses so far, but I would like to get many more, especially from people that are not science buffs. Just keyword search weekly science quiz on Facebook to find the link to the quiz. Have your friends and family take the quiz too! Answers on page 2 Copyright (C) 2011 Weekly Science Quiz All rights reserved. United Way awards Student Emergency Fund Grants to area schools School supplies, eye glass- es, clothing items, boots, gloves, snow pants, field trip activity fees, first aid supplies or other items that students need are some of the uses of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota student emergency fund grants to twenty-two area schools. Grants are used by schools to help meet unusual, unfunded basic needs of needy students. A total of $9,235 has been awarded to twerity-two schools that are located within the United Way of Southwest Minnesota service area. Grants for the 2011-12 school year are based upon the num- ber of students eligible for free and reduced lunches at each school. Schools receiving grants: Canby, Clarkfield Area Charter School, E.C.H.O. Charter School, Hendricks, Holy Redeemer, !vanhoe, Lake Benton, Lakeview, Lynd, Marshall, Marshall Area Christian School, Milroy, M.I.L.R.O.Y Charter School, Minneota, Murray County Central, RTR, St. Edward School, St. Mary's School, St. Peter's School, Tracy, Walnut Grove/Westbrook, Yellow Medicine East. United Way believes that the fund will help students maintain better self-es~eem and to help them have abetter environment for learning. "The United Way of Soii~hwest Minnesota wants to make sure that students have the best environment possible for learning. If a student will be able to have some basic sup- plies or can attend a school activity along with his/her peers, then we feel the grant has been a success," stated Ruth Ascher, Executive Director. "Funds will be used at the discretion of each school and can be tailored to best meet their students' needs". You can have photos from recent newspapers printed professionally. Select pictures from albums including many that were not printed in the newspaper. These photos are available to you through easy online purchase. This blue button on our website links YOU to all of our PICTURES Sentinel Tribune Photo Mugs, posters and T-shirts are also available. SCHOOL Chargers Varsity Win MENU September 12 16, 2011 3-1 Over Ltncoln HI Monday: BBQ on bun, tater tots, carrot sticks, fresh oranges, milk Tuesday: Italian dunkers, green beans, carrot sticks, pears, milk Wednesday: French toast sticks, sausage, broccoli and carrots, juice, fresh pineap- ple, milk Thursday: Hot ham/ cheese on bun, baked beans, carrot sticks, peaches, milk Friday: Sub, chips, spear pickle, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green pepper, apple, milk WWG vs. Lincoln HI Rebels By Sue Herding Coach The WWG B-squad vol- leyball team won on the road last Tuesday, as they went 2-0 against the Lincoln HI Rebels. The first game of the match was very back and forth as the Chargers and Rebels traded serves until the game was at 12-12. Thatis when the Chargers went on 8 point run. The Rebels tried to come back as they closed the gap to within 3, but the Chargers proved to be too strong in the end and won by a score of 25-19. The second game seems to be a lot like the first. The score remained close until Jordaan Joel came to the serv- ing line and served 8 straight points. The Chargers went on to win game two 25-15. On the night, Joel had I 1 service points and 2 ace serves, 2 blocks and 4 kills. Abby Herding had 7 service points and 2 ace serves to go along with 8 set assists. Elizabeth Woelber had 13 digs followed by Alexa Byers with 10. WWG vs. Wabasso Rabbits In~'s6as6fiis home open- er, the WWG Chargers B-squad volleyball team went 2-0 against the Wabasso Rabbits, Thursday, September 1. In Game 1, the Chargers offense and defense were almost unstoppable and lim- ited the Rabbits to just one service point. The whole team contributed to an all around great game. Mady Johnson and Jordaan Joel each had 2 kills, while Madison Takle and Alexa Byers provided great defense. Game 2 proved to be the complete opposite of game 1. The Chargers and Rabbits traded point for point until the game was tied at 24-24. The Chargers called a timeout to regroup and then went out and scored the final 2 points to win the game 26-24. Madison Takle had a great game at the service line going 10-12 with 1 ace. Mady Johnson had 2 kills and Abby Herding had 6 digs to go along with 4 set assists. The Chargers JV team is now 2-1 on the season. By Cathy Baumann Coach The Chargers Varsity vol- leyball team went back on the road Tuesday, Aug. 30th, to meet up against Lincoln HI in Ivanhoe for another non-con- ference match. The end result was a positive one, beating the Rebels in 4 games. The team came back from their struggles in passing against TMB and gave a more well- rounded performance on the court. The girls started out strong in Game 1 giving themselves a 17-7 lead throughout the first full rotation. The Rebels came back fighting in the second half of the game quickly bringing the score to 22-22. The Chargers put up quite the battle showing an improvement in serve receive and defensive passing which allowed for more offensive plays, ultimately winning Game 1 with a score of 29-27. Top kills were Dayna Comnick with 7, followed by Hailey Osland with 5 kills and Paige Erickson with 4. Anne Woelber had 8 set assists followed by Kelsi Wahl with 3. Maddie Frank had 1 block. The Chargers came out strong again in Game 2, but this time continued to domi- nate the court. The Chargers won game 2 with a score of 25-16. Halley Osland served the last 8 points for the Chargers. Anne Woelber had 3 ace serves and Karley Deprez with 1. In Game 3, the Rebels stepped up their game defen- sively and were able to put together more plays against the Chargers. The Chargers struggled at the net to put the ball down and lost Game 3 with a score of 15-25. With a few adjustments to the line-up, the Chargers were able to come back in Game 4, winning easily with a score of 25-18. The girls came together as team and played an all-around more aggressive game. Contributing to the win in serving were Kelsi Wahl and Madison Takle each with 2 aces. Paige Erickson led the game in kills with 6, followed by Dayna Comnick with 3, and Hailey Osland with 1 kill. Anne Woelber had 4 set assists, followed by Dayna Comnick and Halley Osland each with 2 assists. Wabasso Falls to WWG VB 3-1 The WWG Chargers varsi- ty volleyball team hosted the Wabasso Rabbits in their first home non-conference match on Thursday, Sept. 1st. The heat seemed to be an unwel- corned additional opponent for both teams. The Chargers pushed themselves through the sweltering gym condi- tions to add another win to their record, beating the Rabbits in 4 games. Game 1 turned out to be a battle with the Rabbits ulti- mately winning with a score of 25-27. The game was filled with good offense and defense plays by both teams resulting in several long vol- leys. Dayna Comnick led the team in attack kills with 5, along with Paige Erickson and Halley Osland each with 2 kills. Anne Woelber and Maddie Frank each had 4 set assists. The Chargers were 96 percent at the service line with Halley Osland earning 2 aces and Madison Takle with 1 ace. The Chargers fought back in Game 2 winning with a score of 25-23. Once again, both teams battled both defensively and offensively keeping the ball in play for long periods of time. Anne Woelber had 2 aces from the service line followed by Dayna Comnick with 1 ace. Anne also contributed 5 assists for the game with Dayna Comnick and Maddie Frank with 2 assists each. Dayna Comnick put down 4 kills along with Karley Deprez and Paige Erickson each with 2 kills and Hailey Osland with 1 kill. Game 3 was another close game with the Chargers pull- ing ahead to win with a score of 25-22. Consistency in serving in combination with good passing from the Chargers contributed to the win, along with persistence to push through the heat. Halley Osland chalked up 4 more kills at the net, along with Maddie Frank, Dayna Comnick, and Paige Erickson each with 2 kills. Anne Woelber and Maddie Frank each had 2 aces from the ser- vice line. In game 4, the Chargers fought hard for 10 straight points to finish with a score of 25-18. Halley Osland served out the last 9 points of the game with 3 being aces. Madison Takle served 7 points of the game including 1 ace. Anne Woelber also contributed with 1 service ace. Dayna Comnick led the game in kills with 5 followed by Paige Erickson and Halley Osland with 2 kills each. Hailey Osland led the team overall in digs for the night with a total of 16, followed by Dayna Comnick with 8. Paige Erickson earned 2.5 blocks along with Karley Deprez with 1.5. Charger Dayna Comnick hit a shot against Wabasso last week in the home opener. BBB advises businesses to watch for bogus billings The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is being contacted by businesses in Minnesota and North Dakota regarding unexplained bills from a company called Minneapolis Classified Publishing. The businesses contacting the BBB say they have not dealt with this com- pany and believe the billings are fraudulent. "Based on what we're hearing from business own- ers, we have definite con- ceres about this company and their billing practices," said Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of the BBB. Copies of bills forwarded to the BBB show Minneapolis Classified Publishing makes no effort to substantiate the charges, ranging from $400 to $500, outside of some vague language regarding an "initial set-up fee." In an effort to learn more about this company, the BBB called the toll-free number at the bot- tom of the invoices in ques- tion. An operator answered, "Career Classified Publishing Corporation," which is a company located in Chicago, Illinois. That company has a C rating with the BBB of Chicago, with six complaints filed against them - two of which have been closed as unresolved. Five of those complaints involved billing issues. The BBB is advising busi- nesses who receive bills from Minneapolis Classified Publishing not to pay them, and to report them to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455. It's against U.S. Postal Service regulations to mail a bill or invoice that is actually a solicitation, unless it bears a clear disclaimer that the unsolicited invoice is for information only and not a request to pay. The best pro- tection against phony invoic- es is knowledge and vigi- lance. Businesses should alert their accounts payable staff to be on the lookout for disguised solicitations; care- fully review invoices from companies with which they do not normally do business; establish effective internal controls for the payment of invoices, and verify all invoices with the person who authorized the charges. If you receive a bill or solicitation you believe to be fraudulent, contact the BBB at 1-800-646-6222. The mission of the Better Business Bureau is to pro- mote, through self-regula- tion, the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, and to instill public confi- dence in responsible busi- nesses through programs of education and action that inform, protect and assist the general public. Our hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact the BBB at HYPERLINK "http://www." or 651-699-1111, toll free at 1-800-646-6222. Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 or 1-800-410-1859