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REDWOOD COUNTY SENTINEL & TRIBUNE PAGE Appreciation WALNUT GROVE--Members of the North Hero All Stars and the Springdale Climbers 4---H Clubs served coffee and bars to everyone in the community on Thursday, October 1 1 to show their appreciation for the support they have received the past year. Of course, the members had the help of parents in the project. ST Photo. Redwood County 4-H members win at state Senior Livestock Jud ng Team placed third overall and will travel to nationals in uenver. Team members are: Troy Otto, Gales Rousers; Larry Goelz, coach; Chad Hoffbeck, Jolly Troopers; Jon Boerboom, (son of Bernard and Mariann Boerboom, Walnut Grove) Springdale Climbers; Kelly Zwaschka, Vesta Vikings; and Tom Hook, coach. The team will be going to the National Contest to be held in Denver the end of October. Troy Otto, son of Bill and Twyla Otto, Walnut Grove, placed fourth overall in livestock judging. He also earned first in beef, sixth in sheep, and seventh in reasons. Submitted photos. 7' t Justin Struchen, son of Steve and Mary Struchen, of the Springdale Climbers 4-H Club was awarded Reserve Grand Champion in the breeding Guilt competition at the Minnesota State Fair. MURRAY CO. EXT. Marie Henriksen administration regarding employment benefits and conditions and serve as support to one another personally and professionally. Marie will serve as the president of this group for one year. The professional association has been an important part of Marie's work life. She has been a member as lon.g as she has worked in extension. "The contact and support of m.y fellow colleagues had been mportant to my professional life," Marie states. During the years she has been a member of MAEA and Minnesota Association of Extension Agents - Home Economics (MAEHE). Marie has served in several officer positions as well as working in several of the committees that are important to the working agenda of the association. Marie has also served on committees and as treasurer on the national level. The coming year will be a busy one for Marie. Several large issues face the extension service such as organization of collective bargaining units, budget short falls and organizational changes. Marie says, "It will be an interesting year with an opportunity to have input on some major issues facing the Minnesota Extension service and the University of Minnesota." Teen pregnancy prevention group to meet by Colleen H. Gengler Murray County's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force will meet Monday, October 22, 4- 5:30 p.m Courts Building, Slayton. The Task Force is made up of parents, school personnel, clergy, and youth workers. Anyone interested in prevention through education and self-esteem building is invited to attend. The Task Force will hear reports from: a study committee, possible mentor program for teen mothers, results of MN student survey in southwest Minnesota, and Helping Hand Pregnancy Center. The group will also discuss what projects to undertake for 1991. A resource directory will be available. Henriksen assumes state office Marie Henriksen, County Extension Agent and Director in Murray County, was installed as president of the Minnesota Association of Extension Agents (MAEA) while attending the annual extension conference held at Madden's Resort on Gull Lake. The Association is made up of nearly 300 county and area extension staff from throughout Minnesota. Its purposes are to promote professional development and recognition among peers, communicate with state extension Attention Anyone 0 Dave Frederlckson voted against our communities and local organizations when he voted to impose new penalties and restrictions on charitable gambling. 4-24-90, S.F. 2018. The May, 1990, Allied Charities of MN legislative newsletter states: "It is time we have legislators that understand and care about the people in this industry. If they won't listen, then it is time to elect new legislators that will. This new legislation will Increase your cost, restrict activities, increase paperwork and add more confusion to an already confused industry." RANDY KAMRATH knows that money generated by charitable gambling stays in our area. RANDY KAMRATH supports and understands our local communities. Vote for RANDY KAMRATH State Senate District 20 Paid advertisement prepared & paid for by Kamrath Volunteer Committee, Dixie Tilden, Treasurer. Program planned on home filing systems A well-organized filing system in the home can pay great dividends when the time comes to find an important paper or piece of information. Efficient filing and retrieving important household papers allows family members to be more effective managers and decision-makers. If you are interested in learning more, plan to attend "Filing What You Should -- Finding, When'You Need It" on Tuesday, October 23, 1990 at the Murray County Courts Building meeting room, Slayton, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Presentor will be Shirley Anderson, Lyon County Extension Agent - Home Economics. The program will focus on safe storage as well as access and ease in finding needed information. Anderson will present filing strategies that will increase efficiency and be workable for any family. This program is free-of-charge and open to anyone. For more information and to register, contact the Murray County Extension Service, Murray Co. Courts Building, Slayton, phone 836- 6148. 1~.~ Large selection ' tt :." r. ~,~ of fabrics ~ ,It ~0~ Selling wallpa n I&M Upholstery Phone 859-2634 2 miles South - 2 1/4 miles East of Walnut Grove, MN. EXTENSION by Carol Peterson "Rules" Doesn't it seem as though there are rules ahd, yegulations wherever we go? Both children and adults have to abide by rules in order to "get along" in society. Some of the most vivid rules I can remember are those which occurred within the solid brick walls of the elementary and high schools. Let me remind you of the most popular ones; no running in the halls, no gum chewing, no talking, no note passing and some of you may remember the days of dress codes with mini skirts at fingertip length or no jeans allowed. Rules still exist in schools and they need to be there to keep the school running as smoothly as possible. Rules also prepare children to face the "grown-up" rules that exist in adulthood. Parents of school age children would generally agree that children are sent to school to get an education. But is education just reading, math, history and music or is it an ongoing process that occurs inside and outside of those "solid brick walls"? Some parents leave all the responsibility of education to the schools, but more thoughtful parents know what's happening in the school and how they can help their children. Maybe there should be rules for parents with children to help the school reinforce the positive and the benefits of education. It's important for parents to connect and feel connected with the school system. In this way, the learning environment will be fostered and complete. School visits are a good way for parents to connect with the schools. Maybe school visits (other than conferences) should be a parents' school rule. With today's busy schedules, parents may be prone to say "I don't have the time". Let's look at some things parents can gain by school visits. 1. Even a very limited acquaintance with a child's teacher helps to throw light on the child's behavior in school. It is an advantage to a teacher to get a glimpse of what the child's family and home life is like - - which he/she can get some notion of even in a brief talk with the child's mother or father. 2. By visiting the schoolroom we get a chance to see our child in relation with others, We sense something of how the child is accepted by the group; whether the behavior we have noticed at home is common among children of this age; and why he/she either likes or dislikes school. 3. For parents to demonstrate their interest by taking the time to visit school, to go to parent-teacher meetings or open house, bolsters a child's feelings of the importance of school. How can we expect children to keep on having the glowing belief that school is a wonderful place if we groan and grumble over giving only one night a month to school affairs? By our attitude we do a great deal to prompt our children's. 4. Parents may find by keeping in touch with school they can very capably supplement what goes on there. Hearing a social-studies discussion may remind a mother of a map or picture that she can send to school with her child. Or discussion of a certain locality may bring up the question in the family, "Why don't we drive there some Sunday and learn more about it?" Parents need to be on the alert to foster children's interests and abilities. Parents can help at school too. Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, October 1 They can work in the lunchroom, help on projects, display their hobbies, and arrange for reading rooms and parent's meetings there. 5. Parent's need to visit school to break down the barriers that sometimes exist between them and the teacher. A good many parents are afraid of teachers. Sometimes teachers are even more afraid of parents. Instead of being fearful, parents and teachers need to get together. It should be easy when they have the common ground of interest in children to stand on. The trend nowadays toward replacing report cards by conferences with parents should do a lot toward bringing together the two institutions that are the most powerful influences in children's lives. These rules could be some of the most important "grown up" rules for parents. "I don't have the time" is not a worthy excuse. Make time for these rules. You, the school and your children will really see the quality results of this positive rule enforcement. Keeping warm during winter Let's face it; those "lazy, hazy, cr y days of summer" are over for another year. The signs of autumn are subtlely appearing; the combines rolling down the fields in a cloud of chaff, to bright, pumpkins sprouting in the garden, to camouflage clothing and various hunting equipment displayed in the hardware store. These familiar signs along with the cooler days and nights are favorites of many. But they also signal something else to Minnesotans - winter. Winter also has it's own subtle signs - snow, ice, -50 F windchill and high heating bills. Keeping warm during the Minnesota winter can be tricky, especially if you are a renter. Home energy conservation methods and devices are often permanent and take time and dollars. There are, however, a number of ways renters can conserve energy that are less expensive, less permanent ways, such as lowering the setting on the thermostat. Then look for ways to keep the heat in. Windows are notorious for allowing heat to escape. Frequcntly, thcre the windows and, of glass is an excellent condl Chrh hcat. Lock the windows for ll seal and then tape them Test the tape first to make does not damage the varnish. If the windows stuff cracks with rags In addition, tape a flexible plastic over the there is a lot of air inf around the sash, even the cracks, tape the completely over the trim or woodwork. curtains will usually hide During the day, when sun, close draperies on and cast windows. winter, always keep the north windows the draperies tightly night. Stop warm air from behind the draperies. tight against the walls Close the top with a valance, a piece of rigid or even tightly fitted wadded newspaper. This air circulation behind the and stops warm air from the cold glass surface. blanket behind the more insulation. Several thin cloth are better one heavy layer. If you are away during the day, window energy-saving I may not be needed. If home, use materials easily removed then certain rooms, but that in place at all other times. Inserting lightweight, panels in the window keep the heat in. Cut slightly larger than the area and wedge them several layers of cardboard glued to work. A thickness of about! is recommended. RE remove any panel daily to frost buildup. Water often penetrate around and than freeze. Clean windows allow energy in for heating. windows clean, on the well as the inside. screens; they can red energy up to 20 percent. 10 6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mayme Carlson has moved to a nursing home and will sell the at the-Westbrook Apartments, 900 1 lth Street, Apartment 4. vegel ~ure Oak round table with 4 chairs & hutch Floral davenport With matching love seat Desk table with three table boards Floral hide-a-bed 25 in. colored TV Curio cabinet Bedroom set with mattress & sprii Upright freezer " Table lamps End Tables, Large variety of Misc. I I I I On Main Street in Westbrook (under new management) -- NEW Monday thru Saturday 8:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. 48 Hour Dry Cleaning Available