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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Page 6 WESTBROOK SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES September 26-30, 2011 Senior Nutrition Services serving at the Westbrook Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. each operating day. Monday: Hamburger tomato casserole, tossed salad/dressing, corn, cookie, bread, milk Tuesday: Lemon pepper fish, baked potato, creamed peas, pie, bread, milk Wednesday: Ham, scal- loped potatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail, bread, milk Thursday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes/gravy, mixed vegetables, gelatin poke cake, dinner roll, milk Friday: Mandarin chicken salad, fresh fruit, lettuce salad/dressing, muffm, milk For reservations call Angie at 274-6583 by noon one day in advance. You may also call the Tracy kitchen at 1-866- 985-8512. Lutheran Social Services is funded in part under the Older Americans Act under contract with the Southwest Agency on Aging. GLANCES IN THE PAST TEN YEARS AGO September 19, 2001 Last week during the ter- rorist attacks, local residents were concerned for the safety of the Kjomess family. Steve and Cathy Kjorness were vis- iting their son, Mark, and his family in Washington, D.C. It was learned later the Kjorness family was fine. Members of the Kiwanis Club walked Saturday morn- ing to the Rolling Hills Golf Club to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. The group raised $4875 so far and will be receiving more. They hope to top $5000. Lu Nelsen was the second oldest walker, at age 87. Ceasar Carlson, was the oldest walker at age 94. Good Samaritan Tour of Homes was held last week. Homes included on the tour were Ann Donahue apartment in the newly built Peterson Estates; Brad and Wendy Knakmuhs home; Robin and Michael Madson home; Brenda Knudson and Scott Knudson home; Susan and Don Blair home on Lake Sarah; and Marcy and Reuben Madson home on Lake Shetek. TWENTY YEARS AGO September 18, 1991 Brenda Olson, daughter of Glen and Janet Olson, a Psychology Major, is among thirty students from St. Cloud State University, who depart- ed August 31 for the 1991/92 study abroad program in Aalborg, Denmark. All the students will be staying in Aalborg for fall and winter quarter. Michael Hubin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merlyn Hubin, exhibited the Grand Champion Maine Anjou steer at the 1991 MN State Fair 4-H Beef Show Saturday, August 31. Edna Hubin and Dorothy Peterson attended the 55 year class reunion at Pipestone Friday afternoon and eve- ning. THIRTY YEARS AGO September 17, 1981 Jessie Dunlap retired ear- lier this month after 30 years of working in the laundry at the Hospital. She was there from the day the facility opened, starting at first on the cleaning staff, and then switching to the laundry. The Farmers Elevator Company of Westbrook recently paid back shared and equity to all of their patrons 75 years and older. This is the first time in the history of the company. A total of $91,000 was paid back to the stock holders. 0 alm See a photo in the Sentinel Tribune you like? Now you can order it and other photos not printed quick and easy on line... Ever thought about shar- ing lunch with a youngster from the comfort of a warm log on a sunny fall day in the woods? With the leaves turning gold, red and yellow, Take- A-Kid Hunting weekend pro- vides the perfect opportunity for adults and kids across Minnesota to connect in the outdoors. On Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25, Minnesota residents 18 and older can hunt without a license by bringing along a youth younger than 16. "It's a great time for expe- rienced hunters to focus on their kids and help them hone outdoor skills," said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "But it's an even better opportunity for those who want to kindle an outdoors interest in their children to get outside together and talk, listen and learn." Adults hunt for free but youth must possess a free small game license, which is available at any DNR license agent or online at buyalicense. Standard shoot- ing and possession limits apply. "Spending quality time in the woods with kids is rewarding," Kurre said. "As adults, it's easy for us to for- get that someone somewhere helped us first discover the outdoors." Information about addi- tional youth opportunities is available online at mndnr. gov/discover. Deb Gertner LPN of SW MN Honq Volunteers Community Senior Corps Week to Spotlight Impact Older Americans Make through Service In honor of the 2rid annu- al Senior Corps Week, September 19-23, RSVP of SW MN would like to pay tribute to the older volun- teers who serve our com- munity. Volunteers help make our communities stronger. Last year, 1,998 RSVP of SW MN volunteers provid- ed 233,037 hours of service estimated to be worth more than $2.3 million. RSVP is a part of Senior Corps, which also includes Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program. RSVP of SW MN serves Cottonwood, Lincoln, Murray, Nobles, Redwood and Rock coun- ties. Volunteers help students with reading and math, mentor at-risk youth, assist seniors to remain indepen- dent in their homes, support military families, assist in many healthcare and non- profit organizations, etc. RSVP benefits not only the person being served but the volunteer station and the volunteer themselves. For more than 40 years, Senior Corps programs have engaged volunteers age 55+ in service projects that help meet vital local needs and strengthen their communi- ties. Senior Corps is a pro- gram of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obamais national call to service ini- tiative, United We Serve. Senior Corps Week, September 19-23, celebrates the extraordinary commit- ment and contribution made by Senior Corps volunteers and recognizes their critical impact on addressing tough challenges across our nation. For more informa- tion about Senior Corps visit For more information in Cottonwood County, please contact Kate Roberts at 507-831-1803 or rsvp.cot- tonwood@co .cottonwood. State 4-H Archery AJ Quade and Tommy Lin0strom repre- sented Cottonwood County in the State 4-H Archery Shoot. There were over 400 participants at the Fairmont Fair grounds for the Shooting Sports event. Submitted photo i By Debbie Botzek-Linn U of MN Ext Farmers' markets offer a variety of fresh, locally-pro- duced fruits, vegetables and other food products in a fes- tive atmosphere. They are cared for and how to make the best selection. Many will even share a favorite recipe. Go directly home from a great place to shop and the market or plan to bring a What Are Your fortunately for us, in cooler for storage. Fruit Minnesota, they are expand- and vegetable quality will Goals For Your Farming Operation? ing and becoming more readily accessible in our local communities. If possible, plan to go to the market early for the best selection. Walk through the entire market before you buy to view the selection and then return to the ven- dors of choice. Aim to buy foods you'll eat now when they are fresh. Select an amount you can use within a short time, especially if you don't plan to can or freeze any of your purchases. Asking to buy a smaller amount is acceptable and most farmers will divide amounts. If you have questions about a certain fruit or veg- etable, be sure to ask the farmer. This is one of the advantages of purchasing directly from the grow- er. Most will be happy to tell you how it was grown, decline rapidly in a hot car. Wash produce thoroughly before you use it, not when you bring it home. Fresh produce has a natural pro- tective coating that helps keep in moisture and fresh- ness. Washing produce before storage causes it to spoil faster. Remove and discard outer leaves. Rinse under clean, running water just before preparing or eat- ing. Don't use soap or detergent as it can get into pro d~ ~da-a ake y~:m~ -si~k. Rub briskly~' by scrubbing with a clean brush or with hands to clean the surface. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. Farmers' markets offer a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables which are rich in vitamins, minerals and phy- tochemicals. Visit your local farmer's market to get a little exercise, visit with your neighbors and eat well. 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 Photo Mugs, posters and T-shirts are also available. Dave Bau U ofMN For several years I have been teaching farm transfer and estate planning work- shops and the central theme of the entire workshop is: What are your goals? The first session with farm trans- fer and estate planning attor- neys will be focused on determining the answer to this question. At the start of each work- shop the focus is on what are your goals, once those goals are determined you can set upon the task of reaching your goals. Do your goals include: Having the farm continue as a farm for many future generations? Passing the farmland to the next gen- eration? Selling the farm to provide the lifestyle you have always wanted, but were tied down to the farm while operating it? Or is there some other combina- tion you would like to achieve. Having this main goal determined on what you want to do with the farm, will lead you down different paths and include different goals. There are many issues to consider around this goal. The retiree's financial secu- rity? the financial position of the entering farmer? is there enough income to make everyone happy? Is there some off-farm income to help with cash flows? How emotionally ready is the retiree to let go? The health of retirees and associated long term care issues? How well do the family members work together? Does the entering farmer have man- agement potential or would farming together for a few transition years help? There are many key questions to discuss with all family mem- bers. I encourage everyone involved in the farming operation to complete their own goals list and then begin the process of blending the goals between the retiring and entering generations. Some common themes around goals include the fol- lowing. Your goals need to be in writing, so you can stay focused on what you want to accomplish. Your goals must be written in specific terms for specific results. If they are too broad you will not see what needs to be done to achieve the goal. Your goals must be attain- able and realistic. We can all be dreamers and have high expectations, but we want to be able to achieve and reach the goals we are setting. Your goals setting must be dynamic and flexi- ble to handle the bumps in the road, like a death of one of the main operators or a divorce. Your goals often conflict, requiring prioritiz- ing and ranking of your goals so your main efforts are focused on achieving your most important goals. If you need some help get- ting started on your goals ask yourself a few questions. In summary your goals should be well defined, so you know what you have to do to achieve them. Your goals should be realistic so that you can obtain them. Your goals should include a timeline so that you will achieve them. Any use of this article must include the byline or following credit line: Dave Ban is an Extension Educator in Ag Business Management with University of Minnesota Extension. ~i~ii i:~ i" the Country I Open House Saturday, Sept. 24 10 am - 5 prr Sunday, Sept. 25 1-5 prr See ideas to decorate beautifully this Autumn Refreshments will be A Place in the Mary Osland - 507-274- 00 !