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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Inside Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Page 3 Cancer awareness . . . From page I We arrived in Rochester at St. Mary's Hospital about 2:00 a.m. Doctors there were waiting and began working on him immediately and confirmed the diagnosis of Leukemia. At the time all I knew of Leukemia was a classmate of mine had a little sister that died from it when I was in junior high school. Well, after a lot of prayers and some strong chemo ther- apy, doctors, guided by God's hands, Jason was officially in remission within three weeks. At the time our doctor, Omar Burgert was the head of pedi- atrics Oncology at Mayo told us, "with the current treat- ment protocol we are seeing about 52 percent of kids his age staying in remission for five or more years." Today that survival rate has climbed to about 74 percent. We were also told at that time Cottonwood County had the highest cancer rate in the state of Minnesota. Jason continued to receive treatment and visits to Mayo for three and a half years, before he was declared can- cer free. After 10 years they said he was cured. Today Jason is an electrician work- ing in Detroit Lakes and is now 41 years old. This just proves with faith in God and modern medicine, cancer is no longer a death sentence. Back in the nineties June began having problems with terrible stomach pains, usu- ally happening around mid- night. I rushed her up to the Westbrook ER many times over a period of about ten years. In 1995 she had her gall bladder removed, but it did not resolve the stomach problems. After having several colo- noscopies and an endoscopy doctors in Sioux Falls discov- ered a blockage in her small intestine. In 2004, after doing a biopsy, it was discovered to be a Carcinoid Tumor. After getting the call that it was cancer we went to see Dr. Cassel and discussed the options for her. We knew sur- gery was inevitable, but we did not know the extent of it. Dr. Cassel said he thought it could not be done by laposcopic procedure as we were led to believe by the Dr. doing the colonoscopy. After visiting with the surgeon, Dr. Grahm, who also happened to be the head of Gastro Entology Department at Sanford, he confirmed that indeed it would be traditional surgery. The surgery was sched- uled, and the tumor was removed along with about two feet of her intestines and about 13 lymph nodes. Dr. Grahm had told us that he was reasonably sure they got all the cancer, but in this type of surgery there are no guarantees. Carcinoid tumors are gen- erally slow growing, so they felt no treatment was needed. We were blessed that she only had regular checkups for nine years. April 2013 one of her tests showed some irregularity so they retested and determined further tests should be done. In May we learned, from her Octreoscans (scans over a three day period), that several small spots have shown up in various parts of her mid sec- tion and several enlarged lymph nodes. At that time her oncologist suggested a treatment that would slow down the growth of the Carcinoid cells. She said we could also just monitor it and see how it goes. June decided to take treatment which is a Sandostatin injection every four weeks. So far it seems to be working and things have stabilized with no changes seen on the recent Octreoscans. In the process of setting up her treatment we met with a geneticist, as there was a lot of Cancer on her side of the family. Types of cancer diag- nosed in her family were: liver, breast, colon, pancreat- ic, tongue, lung, skin, brain tumor, uterine, larynx and stomach. However the genet- icist told us that since most of the cancers were diagnosed later in life he would not consider her cancer as hered- itary. At any rate we feel very blessed that her cancer and our son's cancer have been journeys well taken and that there is hope for almost any- one who gets that dreaded diagnosis. Of course we should remind people the best strat- egy for dealing with cancer is early detection. So we both highly recommend to see your family doctor at least once a year. Buy, Sell, or Rent ': in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune " Ph.507-274-6136 1-800-410-1859 Correction The band photo on the top of page 8 was incorrectly, .. identified as the ele- mentary band, it was the Junior high band. Second Half NON-AG taxes must be paid or postmarked on or before: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (ABSOLUTE DEADLINE) Note penalty on reverse side of tax statement for late payment. Please include white payment stub when paying your taxes. 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Jeffers, MN mE [n[ [||$|[M[iff bscribe to the S, :00atinel Tribune STATE OF MINNESOTA COTTONWOOD COUNTY AUDITOR NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION To the voters of Cottonwood County, State of Minnesota. Notice is Hereby Given, That a General Election will be held on Tuesday, the Fourth (4th) day of November, 2014, at which the polls will be open based on the following list for the purpose of electing candidates for the following offices: FEDERAL OFFICES One United States Senator One Representative in the United States House of Representatives in Congressional District: 1 One Representative in the United States House of Representatives in Congressional District: 7 STATE OFFICES One State Representative in the Minnesota House of Representatives in Legislative District: 22B Governor and Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State State Auditor Attorney General COUNTY OFFICES One Commissioner in County Commissioner District 1 One Commissioner in County Commissioner District 3 One Commissioner in County Commissioner District 5 County Auditor-Treasurer County Recorder County Sheriff County Afforney One Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor in the ] Soil & Water District One Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor in the 3 Soft & Water District CITY OFFICES MAYOR City of Bingham Lake City of Comfrey City of Jeffers City of Mountain Lake City of Storden City of Westbrook CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS City of Bingham Lake City of Comfrey City of Jeffers City of Mountain Lake City of Storden City of Westbrook City of Windom--Ward 1 City of Windom--Ward 2 City of Windom--at Large SPECIAL ELECTION FOR OUNCIL MEMBER City of Mountain Lake TOWNSHIP OFFICES Town Su 3ervisor Seat A-- Town of Amboy Town Su 3ervisor Seat B-- Town of Amboy Town Su oervisor Seat A-- Town of Amo Town Su 3ervisor Seat A-- Town of Ann Town Su ervisor Seat B-- Town of Ann Town Su 3ervisor Seat A-- Town of Dale Town Su 3ervisor Seat B-- Town of Dale Town Su 3ervisor Seat A-- Town of Germantown Town Su 3ervisor Seat B-- Town of Germantown Town Su 3ervisor Seat A-- Town of Great Bend Town Su ervisor Seat C-- Town of Great Bend Town Supervisor Seat B-- Town of Highwater Town Supervisor Seat C-- Town of Highwater Town Supervisor Seat B-- Town of Lakeside Town Supervisor Seat C-- Town of Lakeside Town Supervisor Seat B-- Town of Midway Town Supervisor Seat C-- Town of Midway Town Supervisor Seat A Town of Mountain Lake Town Supervisor Seat C -- Town of Mountain Lake Town Supervisor Seat A-- Town of Southbrook Town Supervisor Seat C-- Town of Southbrook Town Supervisor Seat A-- Town of Springfield Town Supervisor Seat C-- Town of Springfield Town Supervisor Seat A-- Town of Storden Town Supervisor Seat A-- Town of Westbrook Town Supervisor Seat B -- Town of Westbrook TOWNSHIP CLERKS Town of Area Town of Lakeside Town of Storden TOWNSHIP TREASURERS Town of Amboy Town of Germantown Town of Great Bend Town of Highwater Town of Midway Town of Southbrook Town of Springfield Town of Westbrook TOWNSHIP QUESTIONS Township of Midway Township of Southbrook SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICES School Board Members District No. 81 --Comfrey School Board Members District No. 177--Windom School Board Member District No. 2884- 01 --Red Rock Central School Board Member District No. 2884- 02--Red Rock Central School Board Member District No. 2884- 03-Red Rock Central School Board Members at Large District No. 2898--Westbrook-Walnut Grove School Board Members District No. 330--Heron Lake School Board Members District No. 505-- Fulda School Board Members District No. 836-- Butterfield JUDICIAL OFFICES SUPREME COURT Supreme Court Associate Justice 2 Supreme Court Associate Justice 3 APPEALS COURT Court of Appeals Judge 1 Court of Appeals Judge 3 Court of Appeals Judge 4 Court of Appeals Judge 9 Court of Appeals Judge 10 Court of Appeals Judge 12 Court of Appeals Judge 15 FIFTH DISTRICT COURT District Court Judge 2 in the Fifth Judicial District District Court Judge 4 in the Fifth Judicial District District Court Judge 5 in the Fifth Judicial District District Court Judge 8 in the Fifth Judicial District District Court Judge 12 in the Fifth Judicial District District Court Judge 13 in the Fifth Judicial District District Court Judge 15 in the Fifth Judicial District District Court Judge 17 in the Fifth Judicial District Dated October 8, 2014 Cottonwood County Auditor, Cottonwood County Minnesota This notice shall be posted at least fifteen (15) days before said election. Polling Places for Cottonwood County GREAT BEND TOWNSHIP DALE TOWNSHIP Law Enforcement Center 902 5th Avenue Windom, MN 56101 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. DELTON TOWNSHIP Cottonwood County Courthouse 900 3rd Avenue Windom, MN 56101 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. SELMA TOWNSHIP Selma Township Hall South Court Street Liberty Park Comfrey, MN 56019 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. LAKESIDE TOWNSHIP CARSON TOWNSHIP CiTY OF BINGHAM LAKE Bingham Lake Senior Center 2nd Avenue Bingham Lake, MN 56118 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. MIDWAY TOWNSHIP MOUNTAIN LAKE TOWNSHIP MOUNTAIN LAKE CITY Mountain Lake Community Center 1027 Second Avenue Mountain Lake, MN 56159 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. CiTY OF OMFREY Comfrey Community Center 120 Brown Street E Comfrey, MN 56019 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. AMO TOWNSHIP STORDEN TOWNSHIP HIGHwATER TOWNSHIP CITY OF STORDEN Storden Civic Center 312 America Street Storden, MR 56174 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. SOUTHBROOK TOWNSHIP Ann Harms Home 34708 440th Street Heron Lake, MN 56137 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Springfield Town Hall County Road 15 Heron Lake, MN 56137 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. CITY OF WINDOM Windom Community Center 1750 Cottonwood Lake Drive Windom, MN 56101 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. AMBOY TOWNSHIP GERMANTOWN TOWNSHIP CiTY OF JEFFERS Jeffers City Hall 106 S. Dearer Avenue Jeffers, MR 56145 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. ROSEHILL TOWNSHIP WESTBROOK TOWNSHIP CiTY OF WESTBROOK ANN TOWNSHIP Westhrook Community Center 849 5th Street Westbrook, MN 56183 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m;