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Election information SENTINEL & TRIBUNE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, October Plum Creek Saddle Club held trail ride DUTCH CHARLEY PARK --- Members of the Plum Creek Saddle Club enjoyed a perfect fall Sunday afternoon last week. Above riders prepared for the ride starting in the park. Below riders headed east on their way to Franklin Erlcksons pasture where they took a break before returning to the park and enjoyed a potluck supper. ST Photo. ~ i~ ~ ;i/ Dovray Smorgasbord held last Sunday DOVRAY -- Hundreds of persons turned out for the annual event to sample Norwegian delicacies along with many other foods. Crafts- Baked Goods- Lunch Saturday, October 27 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church, Westbrook Due to the process of moving, we have lost the order book. If you're still waiting for tree work, please call ) Campbell Tree Service Tracy, MN. air 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Tracy Serviceman's Center, Tracy, MN. These are general answers to questions which are frequently receivedthe Office of Secretary of StateGrowe. For answers in specific situations you should consult with local election officials. Q. What hours are the polls open? A. From 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. except in some small non- metro precincts. Q. What if I'm in line when the polls close? A. Anyone who is in line at 8:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Q. Can I get time off from work to vote? A. Under a law passed in 1893, all workers have a right to time off from work on the morning of a statewide general election in order to vote. Employers and employees are encouraged to work out arrangements for this prior to election day. It is a misdemeanor to interfere with an employee's right to vote. Q. How much time can I take off? A. Only as long as it takes to go to the polls, cast your vote, and return to work. Abuse of this privilege may subject an employee to disciplinary action by the employer. Q. Can I stay in the polling place and see what is going on? A. Only after the polls close. Prior to that time the only people allowed in the polls are voters, persons assisting voters, challengers, vouchers, and persons authorized by the county auditor, city clerk, or secretary of state to observe election procedures. Q. How do you find out where to vote? A. Your county auditor or city clerk will be able to provide you with the location of your polling place. Frequently a neighbor will also be able to provide you with this information. Q. What types of voting systems does Minnesota have? A. Paper ballots, lever machines, punch cards and optical scan voting systems. Q. Will someone demonstrate how the systems work? A. Yes, every precinct using a mechanical or electronic voting system will have a judge demonstrating the method of voting. The home pollution fighter Q: How can I get rid of old tires? I just replaced two, and my garbage hauler won't take them. A: Since 1985, it's been illegal to put waste tires in with household garbage or to bury them in landfills. However, a local tire dealer or service station that sells tires should be able to take back your old tires for a small disposal fee, usually $1 to $3 per tire. If you buy new tires, the retailer - - under a 1988 law -- has to take back as many waste tires as you bought new. To cover the cost of properly disposing of the old tires, the retailer will usually charge you a disposal fee. Each American throws away nearly 300 million old tires, most of which end up in landfills and tire dumps that dot the landscape. These tires serve as breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitos and are potential fire hazards that can pollute air, water and soil if they catch fire. In Minnesota, we discard four million old tires each year. But here 95 percent of the waste tires now are processed for new uses or are being properly stored for processing. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency runs a program to clean up old tire dumps; to control the transportation, storage, and processing of waste tires; and to provide grants and loans to encourage the recycling of waste urea. Some of the uses for waste tires include rubberized asphalt for roads and trails, new molder- rubber products, lightweight fill material for construction projects, and fuel sources for utility and industrial boilers. SALAD BAR LUNCHEON MORNING & AFTERNOON COFFEE American Legion Auxiliary r's not .-""'~ ~ur p t Judy Johnson on left and Rachel Romine on right. STY" FF Judy Johnson Ms. Johnson claims Jeffers, MN, as her home town. She attended the University of North Dakota and Mankato State University for her college degrees and obtained majors in elementary education, physical education, learning disabilities, educable mentally handicapped and adaptive physical education. She has taught at International Falls, and Sanh Ste. Marie, MI, previously and for the .past three years has been stx ial ed instructor at Westbrook. For the 1990-91 school year, she is working with high school, middle school in Walnut Grove and Westbrook, working with learning disability students. She is also LD instructor at Westbrook Elementary. Her husband, Norm Johnson, is Superintendent of Schools at Storden/Jeffers. She has three children, Eric and Marc are Halloween, that magical, night of the year, when ghosts, goblins and witches roam freely upon our city streets is almost here. Halloween is supposed to be a holiday full of fun and excitement for all those little trick-or-treaters. Unfortunately, sometimes children are injured while out collecting their treats, but there are many'w~ys to prevent these mishaps and make. this holiday a safe and happy one. -- Make sure children's costumes are short enough so they won't trip over them. And have them wear comfortable shoes for their "wavels". -- Be sure children can see clearly and breathe easily out of their masks. Or use nontoxic, hypo-allergenic makeup instead. -- Add reflective tape to the front and backof costumes. -- If accessories such as swords or knives are needed, be sure they are made of soft or flexible material. -- When buying costumes, make sure they are "flame resistant", and avoid baggy sleeves, big skirts and flimsy material which could ignite easier. --- Always go with very young children, and allow older children to only visit homes of people you know, and then only those homes with an outside light on. !ttv CI "an~ tive ! hou .)ed, s students at Bemid~ Wih University, and Jeremy 1ted grader at Storden/Jeffe For relaxation, Ms. prefers doing counted sewing, ceramics Rachel Miss Romine is a Richland, MN, and is the WWO Middle working with WWG students in Special Chapter 1. She has a Arts in Elementary Wartburg College, and a Master of Science: Education from University. Most of her career has been spent the Ethan Public SD. She is single and and listening to classical music. --- Tell your accept an invitation to people's homes. --- Remind children sidewalks and be crossing streets. -- Have children trick-or-treating during hours if possible, or with flashlights. Do not out during evening twilight is the most for motorists -- Warn children through yards, empty deserted areas. ---- Tell children neighborhood dogs, might become afraid in strange costumes. Give small-size which fill up quicker - children will Most im children against eating baked goods or until an adult has a sure it is safe. -- These suggestions make this Halloween a SAFE holiday. ~d fr( Dovray, MN. Front Bar Specials 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. MON.: Mexican Food Night Taco's - Help yourself- 50C ea. TUES.: Fish Special - you can ( $4.95 (prepared with no cholesterol frying WED.: LOTTO & DAILY 3 Steak & Toast w/one side- $4.72 THURS.: Chicken & Rib FRI.: 4 to 6 p.m. - Ladies Drinks - 1/2 price Free horsdoeuvre's for every, 6:00 until gone (Specials subject to change - substitutes