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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Page 6 WESTBROOK SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES October 17-21, 2011 Senior Nutrition Services serving at the Westbrook Senior Center at 11"30 a.m. each operating day. Monday: Country sau- sage, mashed potatoes, saner- kraut, fruit cocktail, bread, milk Tuesday: Chili/crackers, cheese sandwich, lettuce/ dressing, fruited gelatin, milk Wednesday: Baked chick- en, baked potato, squash, frosted cake, bread, milk Thursday: Meatballs/ gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed Veg., fruit crisp, bread, milk Friday: Baked fish, hash- browns, creamed peas, pud- ding dessert, bread, milk For reservations call Angle 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 October 10, 2001 Sue Pastor, daughter of Glen "Shirley" Pederson, has had a book published of a collection of stories written by her father. Shirley Pederson is a former resident of Westbrook. Eunice Rupp, Helen Thorstad, and Iris Marshall were among the guests attending the Friday evening dinner and dance at the Kato Ballroom, Mankato, in honor of the 50th birthday of Cindy Rupp. Local small business own- ers can learn how to move into the world of Intemet Commerce at an upcoming workshop in Slayton. The class is open to 16 individu- als and businesses that wish to learn more about Electronic Commerce. TWENTY YEARS AGO October 9, 1991 Brian Shaw, son of Diane and James Shaw of Dovray, won his class in regional competition of the Punt, Pass, and Run Competition in Pipestone last Saturday. :'-Thls is the second year Shaw has won at the regional level and qualifies him for state competition. Firemen were called to a field a mile southeast of Westbrook, farmed by L.K. Jorgenson, Monday morn- ing. Fire fighters quickly extinguished the flames that were fanned by a southerly breeze. Workers were busy Monday morning erecting the walls of the new State Farm Insurance building, which is being built by agent Roger Haar. The building is expected to be completed this fall. THIRTY YEARS AGO October 8, 1981 Mr. and Mrs. Anton Benson received congratula- tions from the President and his wife last week on the occasion of their 51st wed- ding anniversary. Kris Bloch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bloch of Westbrook, has been accept- ed by audition into the Concert Choir of Bethany Lutheran College. Westbrook Firemen were host to the SW Regional Fire School last Wednesday. Classes were held on dealing with hazardous materials, elevator fires, and the Ambulance Association put on a safety class. SOCIAL SECURITY By: Elizabeth Anders Social Security District Manager, Fairmont, MN Question: I am receiving Social Security disability benefits. Will my ben- efits be affected if I work and earn money? Answer: We offer work incen- tives that can help you keep your benefits while you test your abil- ity to work. For exam- ple, there is a trial work period during which you can receive full benefits regardless of how much you earn, as long as you report your work activity and con- tinue to have a disabling impairment. For more information about work incentives, we reqommend that you read Working While Disabled - How We Can Help. You'll find it online at HYPERLINK www.socialsecurity. gov/pubs/10095.html. 220650 1 fight the ftu Get your flu vaccine! Sanford Westbrook Medical Center 920 Bell Ave Westbrook MN 56183 Hours: Monday-Friday 9-11:30a.m. and 1-4:30p.m. (507)-274-6121 S AN R D' t HEALTH MURRAY Co.4-H EVENTS October 13 4-H Adventures, 3:10-4:45 p.m., Fulda Elementary October 14 - McAmbie (Murray County 4-H Ambassador) applica- tions due in office; Club Secretary and Historian books due in office October 17 Pre- register for Volunteer/ Club Officer Supper & Training October 18 4-H Adventures, 3:30-5 p.m., 4-H Building, Slayton October 18 Babysitting Clinic regis- tration due in office Lunch on Sixth Street Last Thursday the crew at the Municipal Utilities in Westbrook served hot dogs, chips, and pop to their patrons. Water saving kits, and CFL light bulbs were also given to lunch visitors. Is Staying Connected a Pain in the Neck? Get TechnoHealthyJ Dr Mark Evers to Participate In Public Health Awareness Campaign The world is getting small- er thanks to modem technol- ogy; but unfortunately, aches and pains are growing as a result. This fall, Dr. Mark Evers of Tracy Chiropractic, P.A. and other doctors of chi- ropractic (DCs) across the country will highlight ways to stay connected without pain during National Chiropractic Health Month in October. This year's theme-- "Get TechnoHealthy!"-- focuses on how the public can remain healthy while tot- ing the gadgets they love or  working long hours in front of a computer. The excessive use of mobile devices and incorrect posture while sitting in front of a computer can lead to neck, back, wrist and even thumb pain, in addition to other musculoskeletal issues. The problem is becoming so widespread that earlier this year a spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that musculoskeletal injuries remain one of the biggest workplace health and safety problems in American indus- try. "People are happy to learn that they can enjoy technolo- gy without experiencing pain," says Dr. Mark Evers. "Our bodies are made to move -- not to maintain the same stooped-over posture for long periods of time or to repeat the same motions end- lessly. The good news is that there are things we can do to prevent pain and injury. There are also natural approaches to treating aches and pain, such as chiropractic care, that don't involve drugs or surgery." To commemorate National Chiropractic Health Month, Dr. Mark Evers offers these tips to help lessen the physi- cal toll of technology: When using devices such as smart phones and BlackBerries that have small keyboards, avoid typing for more than three minutes without a break. Keep messages short and simple; abbreviate. Practice using other fin- gers for typing, especially when thumbs hurt. Don't slouch when tex- ting. Keep wrists upright, straight and close to the body when holding a device. Don't bend your neck excessively when texting; tuck your chin in instead and look down. Turn your devices off occasionally! Get outside, exercise and enjoy nature; too! Balance is key to staying healthy. For more tips on proper use of technology and good health, visit www. Sponsored by ACA, National Chiropractic Health Month is a nationwide obser- vance held each October. The event helps raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natu- ral, whole-person, patient- centered approach to health and wellness. Mark A. Evers DC is a 1995 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic. He has been in private practice for 13 years. Minnesotans Encoura,ge,:l to Apply for Heating ,00ssisTance Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule takes effect It was 70 and 80 degrees in many parts of the state last week. Despite the unseason- ably warm weather, Minnesotans know all too well that it won't be long before the temperature drops and furnaces all over the state start kicking in. With winter just around the corner, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and PUC Chair Ellen Anderson encourage Minnesota families who may have trouble paying their heating bills to contact their local utility company right away to set up a payment plan. Cold Weather Rule Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule takes effect this Saturday, October 15. The Cold Weather Rule was established to protect resi- dential utility customers from having their heat shut off through April 15, if they con- tact their utility to set up a payment plan. "The Cold Weather Rule is a critical safeguard for the elderly, disabled, and most economically vulnerable peo- ple in our state," said Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Chair Ellen Anderson. "Keeping Minnesotans warm, safe, and healthy is essential during our state's bitterly cold winters. Working out payment plans under the Cold Weather Rule will keep the heat on for Minnesota families who are facing real financial challenges during this difficult time." The Cold Weather Rule is administered by the PUC. Households who need to reconnect their heat for this winter should call their utility company now to take advan- tage of these payment options. Most utilities offer bill payment options that help financially-stressed house- hold budgets balance out their utility payment amounts over several months. Minnesota consumers using delivered fuels such as fuel oil, propane or wood to heat their homes are not cov- ered by the Cold Weather Rule. For more information on staying warm this winter, visit This website provides details about heating assistance grants, gas and electric dis- count programs, weatheriza- tion help, and energy effi- ciency and safety tips. You can also contact Minnesota's Energy Info Center at (651) 296-5175 or toll free in Minnesota at (800) 657-3710. 50th Anntversaryl Open House for Arlo & Marlene Engler Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Golden Wing room at the Eagle's Club in Windom, MN Let your be your fL OctOber (ommunity entg,,: li o gifts please  At Sanford Tracy, we believe quality care should be delivered close to home. Sanford Health specialists provide health and healing where it's convenient to you. Where you feel at home. Zane Craig, DO OB/GYN