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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Page 7 MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS WALNUT GROVE SENIOR NUTRITION ERVICES TEN YEARS AGO October 10, 2001 WWG FFA participated in the 2001 MN State FFA Shooting Sports Championship recently WWG placed seventh in the trapshoot competition. Team members include David Schneider, Kurt Farber, Andy Coulter, Ryan Paplow, and Jordan Dibble. RRC elementary students and staff collected $701.99 for the Salvation Army's appeal for funds for the New York City and Washington DC disaster funds. On September 9, the Heritage Baptist Bible Church, Walnut Grove, cele- brated what is to become an annual event. Everyone dressed up in old-fashioned garments, as in the days of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Approximately 50 people joined in the fun. TWENTY YEARS AGO October 9, 1991 Joni Domine will enter her fourth Chili Cook Off Contest on October 20 at the Tropieo Gold Mine in New Lancaster, CA. The difference this time is the added pressure of being in the World Chili Cook Off Competition. Jack Litfin, formerly of Walnut Grove and now living in Chicago, was among six former Augustana College Viking athletes inducted into the Augustana Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of Walnut Grove High School and grad- uated in 1962. Sandra Carter, daughter of Jeanne and Paul Carter of Walnut Grove, and a senior at WWG High School, has completed the requirements for Girl Scouting's highest award, the Girl Scout Gold Award. October 17-21, 2011 Senior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday. Monday: Pork riblets, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, fruit sauce Tuesday: Tilapia, mashed potatoes, baked corn, dessert Wednesday: Chicken Alfredo, CA medley, dessert Thursday: Tortelllni, gar- lic bread, salad, dessert Friday: Salmon loaf, mashed potatoes, creamed peas, dessert For reservations call 859- 2133 one day in advance. Senior Dining is a joint partnership of your commu- nity and Lutheran Social Services, funded, in part, under the Older Americans Act. THIRTY YEARS AGO October 8, 1981 The St. Paul's Catholic Church participated in Sunday's marathon for at Chronic Pain Clinic Religious Education. Ten youth and four adults from St. Paul's made the 16-mile trip from St. Mary's in Tracy to the Walnut Grove City Park and back to St. Mary's. Strong winds, clouds, sun- shine, and frost were a part of last week's scene. Friday moming, there was a light frost on the ground, but the day was clear and the sun was shining. Saturday was dark and it was raining by 11 am. Sunday was scattered light sprinkles in the morning with intermittent sunshine in the afternoon. Mixed "Gang of 7" healthcare providers to chat with community pain. From the Enderlin ND vet- erinary clinic comes Dr. Charly Stansbery, with spe- cialties in equine and small animal care; she will relate her experience and perspec- tives in treating patients who do not speak, and who may bite if she mistreats them! From Fulda, we welcome Ronald and Cheryl Janssen, whose experience with d.c. magnetic field devices has helped countless patients. From Pipestone comes Reiki Master Rev. Elizabeth McCabe, whose skills in energy healing have helped patients from Minnesota to New Jersey. From Laos, we welcome Qigong Master Yai Wu (now .living in Walnut Grove), who has practiced his energy based healing skills since learning them as a young man in China. Qigong and Reiki are among the pre- mier energy healing therapies known in the modem world. And, last comes Charles Reinert ND, PhD who at an age when many retire, traded his physics laboratory for a natural therapies healthcare clinic in Tracy, where he treats emotional and physical issues with a combination of energy psychology, hypnosis, nutrition and energy medi- cine. Adding variety and spice to the day's program will be the guitar/vocal duo of "Clayton & Bill", providing relaxing music during the lunch hour. "We believe that this unusually talented mix- ture of specialists from WIDELY DIFFERENT back- grounds will help area folks to understand their chronic pain more deeply, and choose an approach which works best for them", said Reinert, whose clinic sponsors and coordinates the daylong event. For more information, con- tact Charles Reinert ND, PhD at (507) 629 3900. BBB advice for making "Au-some" gold transactions As global markets suffer declines, worried investors are seeking safe havens for their funds. Some are mov- ing away from the stock market and into gold, in the hopes that their money will grow. Others are looking to cash in on the gold they own, for some extra cash or to make ends meet. With the price of gold (Au) near all- time highs at more than $1, 800 per ounce, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises con- sumers to do their home- work before trading their gold for cash. Many consumers are looking to sell their gold jewelry through online ven- ues, at home "gold parties" or local jewelers. However, not just every dealer is trustworthy. This year alone, the BBB has already received more than 500 complaints against gold, sil- ver and platinum dealers. "Consumers need to be on the lookout for disrepu- table sellers," said Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of the BBB. "Many of the complaints we receive stem from deceptive adver- tising and situations where consumers end up receiving payments far less than what they believed their gold to be worth." The BBB recommends following these tips to help ensure an 'Au-some' gold selling transaction: *Find a trustworthy appraiser. If possible, seek appraisals from someone locally whom you know and trust. Always check businesses or appraisers with the BBB first at www. The BBB suggests obtaining two or three appraisals to compare pric- es, prior to any sale. The true price of gold may not be what you receive. If gold is worth $1,813 per ounce, you aren't going to be paid $1,813 for every ounce of gold you have. Understand that the ounce quote is for pure gold only. For instance, 14-karat gold is composed of just 58.5 % gold. Ask how much the company's going rate is for each ounce of each karat you will send; the lower the karat, the less the gold content. Ask what you will be paid prior to sending gold away in the mail. When dealing with an online buyer, ask for specif- ics and provide details on the items you plan to send. Be sure to insure your pack- age. *Don't let jewelry of dif- ferent karat value be weighed together. Some dealers will weigh all jew- elry together and pay you for the lowest karat value. Separate your jewelry by karat value before attending a gold party. *Don't let anyone steal your diamonds from gold pieces. Single gold stud ear- rings might be worth $5 or $10, yet diamonds in the earrings can be saved. The labor to remove small dia- monds might exceed their value, but engagement ring diamonds, for example, should receive a value sepa- rated out from the gold. *Know the terms and conditions when sending items by post. Make sure your items are insured dur- ing shipping, so you can recover the value of lost items. Obtain appraisals prior to mailing items, so if they are lost you have proof of their value. Check the company's reimbursement policy if they lose your product. Many limit their liability. Make a list of the items included in the pack- age, keep a copy for your- self, and put a copy in the envelope. Take a picture of the items you are sending, including any identifying marks. *Ask about the compa- ny's guarantee if you are not satisfied with the price offered. Can you get your product back if you return the check? Many compa- nies melt down the items in 10-14 days. If you send the check back, mark it "Return receipt requested," so you have proof when it arrived at the company. For more tips you can trust, visit www, bbb-news. Have you ever stubbed your toe? Hit your thumb with a hammer (instead of the nail)? At the time, it seemed the most excruciating experi- ence ever, but at the same time you KNEW that the pain would stop. Suppose the pain DID NOT stop? Suppose it was there, every day, every week, a constant but unwel- come companion in your life? You have entered the world of CHRONIC PAIN suffer- ers-- folks who live with pain constantly, and whose experi- ences form the stuff of count- less television commercials promoting Advil, Tylenol and other pain medicines. The treatment of chronic pain is one of the most frustrating jobs of healthcare profession- als, for most medications which attempt to block chron- ic pain have their own side effects, which in the long term can be very damaging to health. It is for this reason that therapists at Helping To Heal have joined with other area healthcare professionals to host a CHRONIC PAIN CLINIC, a day long gathering to talk about chronic pain and the various ways of dealing with it. To that end, seven healthcare providers repre- senting both Western and Eastern Medicine will talk about how THEY treat chron- ic pain. The gathering will be held Saturday November 5, at Twin Circles Community Room, 760 Morgan Street in Tracy, 9 until 5 p.m. Presenters are being asked to stay for the entire day, to enable quality interaction between caregivers and area residents. There is NO CHARGE for the event. Food will be available from Tracy Subway, with luncheon music provided by "Clayton and Bill", local guitar/vocal duo. Out of common concern for the comfort of their patients, MANY DIFFERENT methods have arisen for the treatment of chronic pain. From Slayton comes Dr. Joe Muldoon, nutritionally oriented chiro- practor to speak on the role of chiropractic in pain manage- ment. From the Westbrook medical community comes Dr. Andrew Kopperud, a young MD with specialties in internal medicine and pediat- rics. He brings his concept of patient-centered comprehen- sive care to bear on chronic Answers for the Science Quiz on page two. 1) False 2) d 3) True 4) b 5) diffracted COUNTRY VIEW WEEKLy By Kim Rolling [, ......... Exec. Director/Nurse Manager The wind is blowing and the rain is coming. Thank goodness for the forcast with a bit of moisture to calm the dust that has been so thick. Hopefully some of the bum- ing bans will be lifted and things can return to normal. The harvest appears to be coming along very nicely for the local farmers. Activities this week have included a bus ride to the apple orchard, BINGO, SkipBo, PoKeNo, J-I-N-G-O, Catholic mass, Bible study, Bone Builders and Stretching with Linda. Looking forward to next week we will have Wii, the bus ride, Ecumenical Church Services, arts and crafts and the Kelly Boys will be play- ing special music for all ten- ants on Friday. The 500 card tournament will be on Monday the 17 at 12:30 all are welcome to come join the card tournament in the upstairs dining area. Senior dining is offered Monday-Friday in the upstairs dining room with serving starting at 11:30 a.m. Please come join us for a noon meal and conversation. That's the news from the country. Have a great week and enjoy the fall weather! Seasonal Flu Clinics Seasonal flu clinics have been scheduled for the 2011- 2012 seasonal flu season for everyone 6 months and older in the surrounding communi- ties by Redwood County Public Health. Flu vaccination clinics will be in or near your town on one of the following dates: October 18, from 3:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. at the Walnut Grove School Building; October 20, from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Redwood County Public Health; and October 27, from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at Wabasso Community Center. Please make an appointment to receive a flu vaccination by calling Redwood County Public Health at 507-637- 4041. Tdap will also be available for un & under insured for a reduced cost. Tdap is recom- mended for anyone that has contact with infants through 12 months to prevent whoop- ing cough which can be dead- ly to infants. When you make your flu appointment, tell the receptionist you want Tdap also. Check your immuniza- tion records and contact your medical provider to be sure you have had a Tdap booster since 2006 or plan to get updated now. Insurance claims will be filed for individuals partici- pating with Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medical Assistance, Blue Plus and UCare only. Private insurances will not be billed. Forms to file your own claim with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medica will be provided. Screening will be available to help with the cost of vaccine if you are uninsured and under-insured. Please bring your Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medical Assistance, Blue Plus or UCare cards with you. Flu clinic information can also be found on our website at www. and on Redwood County Public Health's Facebook page. The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that you should get a seasonal flu vaccination every year because there are many dif- ferent strains of flu every year. Even if there are delays or difficulties in getting the vaccine, getting your flu vac- cination is very important because people can die from ............ the flu or from its complica- tions. Flu vaccines have been proven :to besafe and,offec- rive and you cannot get the flu from the flu vaccination. However, if you are exposed later to someone with the flu, you may get a milder case than if you had not gotten your flu vaccination. If you would like more information about our upcom- ing seasonal flu clinics or would like to make an appointment, please call Redwood County Public Health at 507-637-4041. Protect yourself and the loved ones around you; cover your cough, wash your hands, stay home when you are sick, and get a seasonal flu vaccina- tion! By Appointment Only October 18, 2011 3:30pm to 6:30pm Walnut Grove School Building By Appointment Only October 20, 2011 9:00am to Noon and 2:00pm to 5:00pm At Redwood County Public Health Building By Appointment Only October 27, 2011 3:30pm to 5:30pm Wabasso Community Center **Tdap will be available for un & under insured for a cost of $10. ** This is recommended for anyone that has contact with infants through 12 months to prevent whooping cough which can be deadly to infants. When you make your flu appointment tell the receptionist you want Tdap also. Check your immunization records and contact your medical provider to be sure you have had a Tdap booster since 2006 or plan to get updated now. vaccine can be received for a cost of $25.00. Insurance claims 11 be : Medicare, Medicare Advantage; Medicare Advantage, Medical Assistance, Blue Plus or UCare cards th you. Redwood County Public Health Service 266 East Bridge St Redwood Falls, MN 56283 507-637-4041 public_health@co, redwood, Public l'Iealth Prevent. Promote. Protect, t