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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Page 7 I MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS FIFTEEN YEARS AGO October 21, 1998 Denise Tietz, fourth grade student and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Tietz, was awarded Third Place Medal at the Jaycee Punt, Pass, and Kick Regional contest. Monday night, October 19, the Walnut Grove 20th Century Club celebrated their 75th birthday with their annual guest night in the United Methodist Church social hall. According to the clubs' records, it was organized in 1917 and voted to become Federated in 1923. The children and great grandchildren of Duane and Elaine Knott hosted a 50th wedding anniversary party for their parents on Sunday, October 18, at the United Methodist Church social Hall. THIRTY YEARS AGO October 20, 1983 Students in Mrs. Wiecks' kindergarten class have been "oohing" about the oversized pumpkin in the room this week. It took two people to bring the over 150-lb. vegetable into the room. Tiana Knudson will carve a face on the big guy before Halloween. Gloom and soggy condi- tions have been the order of weather the past week. The sun appeared briefly on Saturday, but was overpow- ered by clouds after a short time. Everyone is waiting for Indian Summer to finish up winterizing chores and farmers are hoping to har- vest the remaining fields of beans and com. Area firemen gathered last Saturday arlemoon in Dovray for a special Fire School sponsored by the State Fire Marshall's Office. The men leamed a new method of putting out a blazing fire by using less than a gallon of water. They also learned how to vent the smoke from a room by using a special nozzle and: running water out a window of the smoke-filled room. FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO : October 24, 1968 The Walnut Grove junior high football team, unde- feated all fall, lost to Westbrook Monday fter- noon, 6-0. Westbrook scored its touchdown n the final minute of play. ; The annual teachers reception, given by the Parent-Teachers Organization and the local churches was held October 15 at the school activity room with Robert Alcorn, president, in charge of the meeting. Because the group has voted to become a local organization and not affili- ate with the state and national parent Teachers Association this year, the name of the group was changed to the Parent- Teachers Organization and will be the PTO instead of the PTA. A number of village resi- dents attended the Village Council meeting Monday night to discuss the problem of flooding following heavy rains. A group of teenagers also attended the meeting and proposed the establish- ment of a teenage center. W/LNUT GROVE SENIOR NI]TRITION SERVICES Oeter 2$-November 1, 2013 Sior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday. :Monday: Pork chop, baked potato, green bean bake, pears 'Tuesday: Ham loaf, mashed potatoes, baked beans, pistachio dessert Wednesday: Stuffed shells/chicken Alfredo sauce, corn, fruit pizza Thursday: Beef stew, flog eye salad, dessert Friday: Not available 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. Walnut Grove Area Foundation: making donating convenient The Walnut Grove Area Foundation (WGAF) contin- ues to work towards its fun- draising goal, which resulted from a challenge grant from its partner, the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWlF). The challenge grant includes a dollar-for-dollar match up to $25,000, for its permanent endowment fund. Reaching the challenge grant grows the endowment fund which, in turn, increases the amount of grant dollars available each year for local projects and needs. Since its inception, the WGAF has awarded grants back to the community totaling $86,877.00 all with- out touching the original girls contributed. The Walnut Grove Area Foundation can accept many types of gifts as part of the challenge grant opportunity. As harvest season continues, farmers have the opportunity to girl any amount of grain they desire. Gifting grain is a great way for farmers to accomplish significant tax savings, while charitably ben- efiting our community. This type of gift does require a specific course of action to ensure that the anticipated tax benefits are received. A gift of grain to the WGAF can be made at Meadowland Farmer's Coop in Lamberton or in Walnut Grove. Please go to either the main office or the grain terminal first to receive the form needed before the girl can be completed. Once the form is filled out and the grain is delivered to the ele- vator, the grain ticket must say Southwest Initiative Foundation's name on it. ners across the southwest Minnesota region, includ- ing Walnut Grove. A "Silver Ticket" is worth $500. Two winners will be selected from the donors during the 24-hour campaign period and SWlF will add $500 to their origi- nal donation. Finally, tickets are still on sale for the 1st Annual Walnut Grove Wing Night on Sunday, November 17 at the Walnut Grove Community Center at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 and include food, watching the Vikings vs. Seahawks game, and eight separate cash prizes (must be present to win). A cash bar will also be avail- able with alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages. Tickets can be purchased at Hoyt Oil & Convenience, Junk with Purpose, Integrity Bank Plus or from a board member. The Walnut Grove Area Foundation is orga- nized as a community fund of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, a 501(c)(3) pub- lic charity, which allows girls to the Walnut Grove Area Foundation to be tax deduct- ible to the full extent of the law. WGAF has a local advi- sory board responsible ,for establishing its purpose and priorities, as well as building relationships with donors and grant recipients, while SWIF provides technical assistance to ensure Walnut Grove's success, in addition to coor- dinating compliance with all state and federal charitable giving regulations. Regardless of the season, it's important to answer the call of the wild, Regulated hunting preserves populations and habitats. S(,I I ()llll(I,IIl,,I The WGAF will also be par- ticipating in the statewide Give to the Max Day activi- ties on November 14, 2013. SWIF has offered two "Silver Tickets" available to its 24 community foundation part- American Legion Auxiliary report Walnut Grove American Legion Auxiliary Post 267 met Tuesday, October 3, 2013 with 16 members present. The meeting was called to order by President Marlys Pemble, Chaplain Rennae Krentz led the group in prayer, Secretary Stephanie Burnham read the minutes from the September meeting and Treasurer Pat Hansen reported on finances. There are currently 44 paid members and correspondence included a thank you from the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luveme for the $50 donation and a letter from 2nd District President Jeannette Mertens about the shared theme of "Working Together as One for Our Veterans" project for District 2 which will include building planters to be placed outside the newly remodeled entrance of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. There will be a Leadership Conference at New Ulm on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. If you are interested in attending please contact Marlys Pemble 629- 3106 for more information. The Auxiliary received a Certificate of Merit for Excellence in its Memorial Program and a Certificate of Merit for Excellence in its Field Services. A Certificate of Achievement in recogni- tion of reaching 114.6% in Membership was also received. These certificates are displayed at the Walnut Grove Legion. Redwood County Veterans Supper will be held in Wabasso on Sunday, November 10. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m. and supper served at 6:30 p.m. Please call 507- 342-5380 by November 1st to make reserva- tions. Walnut Grove Veterans Day program will be at the WWG Elementary School on Monday, November ! 1 at 2 p.m. Rennae Krentz and Marlys Pemble will be flag bearers. 2nd District President, Jeannette Mertens, will be the speaker. Walnut Grove American Legion and Auxiliary Veterans Day Supper will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 7p.m. All members are encouraged to come for the turkey meal. 2013 Boys State attendee, Steven Yang, will speak after the supper and newly returned serviceman, Tim Pilaczynski and his family have been invit- ed as our special guests. American Education Week is November 17 - 23 and a gift will be given to the teachers that week. In the past cookies, bars or apples have been given. Discussion was held on "Americanism: Who Will Fold Our Flag?" and Rennae Krentz reported this program will be included in the WWG Elementary. Minnesota Veterans Home in Luveme Christmas Party is scheduled for December 18 at 2:30 p.m. A handout on winter surviv- al was given to all the members present. It is time to restock our cars for winter. A copy of this list is posted at the Walnut Grove Legion. There will not be a regu- lar meeting in November but all members are encour- aged to attend the Veterans Day program at the school on November 1 ! and the Veterans Supper on November 14. Respectfully submitted, Stephanie Burnham, Secretary Donations received The Walnut Grove American Legion Auxiliary Post 267 received a donation of a set of crutches and a walker from Auxiliary mem- ber, Kris Tietz, and two walkers from Pare Steffen. Please contact Pat Hansen 859-2581 or Kris Tietz 859-2468 if you are in need of hos- pital equipment. Submitted photo 212477 00jfoSOCIAL WORKER INS AVERA MARSHALL Welcome, Deann Reese Deann Reese, LICSW Social Worker Avera Medical Group Marshall Deann Reese has joined Avera Medical Group Marshall and s providing mental health care and clinical therapy for ehildren, adults and families individually and in group settings. She has a BSW from New Mexico State University and a master's degree from Augsburg. Her experience includes school-based sooial work, residentia and outpatient therapy. Deann holds a elinical license from the MN Board of Social Work and is a welcomed addition to the Avera team. DEANN REESE OFFERS IALTH CARE FOR: • Behavioral concerns • Abuse/neglect • Family issues • Attention deficit disorder • Depression • Anxiety • Parenting concerns and issues • Anger management Appointments now available t. No referral needed. Call 507-337-2923 for an appointment. Carol Dang, DO Family Medicine WELCOME, DR. CAROL LANG Dr. Carol Lang has joined the Avera Medical Group and is now providing family medical care at Avera Marshall. With experience in clinics, hospitals and nursing homes, she provides comprehensive care for individuals of all ages, genders, disease types and parts of the body. Dr. Lang is a Michigan native who received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University. Before joining the Avera Medical Group, she practiced family medicine in Colorado for 16 years and in Slayton for the past 15 years, Avera Medical Group Marshall Dr. Lang's specialties include: • General family care • Care for acute illnesses • Injury assessment and treatment • Chronic health condition diagnosis and follow-up Appointments now available t. • Women's wellness • Manipulations • School and job physicals Avera g Medical Group Marshall Call (507) 537-9007 or toll free (877) 337-9007.