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J SENTINEL TI~JBUNE COMMUNITYwednesday, November 3, 2010 Page 6 GLANCES IN THE PAST TEN YEARS AGO November 1, 2000 Chrystal Dunker of the Prairie Ecology Bus talked to elementary students about environmental issues last Wednesday morning. Ahuge inflatable whale is used for a demonstration prop. The event was sponsored by the Red Rock Sportsman's Club. At least five items stolen~ from New Vision Co-op in Jeffers September 13 showed up at a Sioux Falls pawn shop the following day. That led to this weeks' arrest of a 27 year old Jeffers man. WWG FFA sent 12 stu- dents to the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY October 24-28. Those attending were Jamie Atkins, Melody Pierson, Ashlee VendeKieft, Danielle Olsem, Katy Plaetz, Nicole Jensen, Annalie Bloch, Ashley Kleven, Nikki Spielman, Marie Barrie, Molly Bertschi, and Tonya Eichner. The group was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard McLaughlin. TWENTY YEARS AGO October 31, 1990 The Chargers Special Olympic Team entered the Area 8 Bowling Tournament in Marshall Lanes October 25. The team placed second in the open division, each bowling above their average. They also entered individual competition for their ages. Kent Villa placed 3rd; Carl Stoltenberg 1 st; Danielle Vind 4th; and Brady Berg 2nd. iThe Red Rock Chargers suffered their first loss of the ~:~ason last Saturday night with the Luveme Cardmals' tough defense. Final score was 19-10. ~. THIRTY t YEARS AGO October 31, 1980 Mr. and Mrs. Aron Amundsen were honored Sunday, October 26, at Our Saviors' Lutheran Church in Dovray in observance of their 25th wedding anniver- sary. After a period of apparent non-interest, the race of Westbrook City Council has l~icked up. Entering the race at the last minute as a write- in is Harold Schmidt. Schmidt will be competing with Mike Uhlenhopp and Keith Carey for two 4-year positions open on the Council. Navy Seaman Recruit Kurt Fowler, son of James and Barbara Fowler of Westbrook, has completed recruit train- ing at the Naval Training Center, San Diego. A 1980 graduate of Westbrook High School, he joined the Navy in July 1980. WESTBROOK SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES November 8-12, 2010 Senior Nutrition Services serving at the Westbrook Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. each operating day. Monday: Chicken and rice casserole, cole slaw, carrots, pudding, bread, milk Tuesday: Liver or pepper steak, buttered boiled pota- toes, peas, peaches, bread, milk Wednesday: Beef stroga- neff/noodles, broccoli, tropi- cal fruit salad, lemon sponge cake, bread, milk Thursday: Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes/ gravy, green beans, stuffmg, pumpkin dessert, milk Friday: Sloppy Joes, hash browns, baked beans, pine- apple, bun, 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. Cottonwood County Historical Society Plans Annual Meeting The Cottonwood County Historical Society invites you to attend their 109th Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 7, at 2:00 p.m. The afternoon begins with a short business meeting fol- lowed by our speaker Renee Wendinger with her presen- tation entitled "Extra! Extra! The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York." Come along with Renee Wendinger as she shares with us the incredible journey over 200,000 orphan chil- dren took from New York City to all points West to find family homes. Reneeis mother was one of the chil- dren who road the train to the Midwest. Wendinger will be available for book signing before and after the annual meeting. All members and individuals interested in his- tory are invited to join us. Entertainment provided by Scan Benz. Light afternoon lunch will be served. The Remick Gallery will be open for viewing with the Aaron Horkey exhibit entitled iMidwestern Hearti For more information con- tact the Cottonwood County Historical Society at (507) 831-1134. Forty fourth annual Beef Royale Banquet WESTBROOK NEWS The 2010 Beef RoyaleRecipient; Announcing the , Banquet will be held Outstanding Service Award Saturday evening, of the Year. Bring/call news items to the Diane Marshall and Andrea November 20, at the Guest speakers for the Sentinel Office 274-6136 in of Sioux Falls, Randall and WindomArea High School, evening will be Jan Westbrook; mail to the Sentinel~ Tribune in Westbrook at P.O. Box Elizabeth Swan of Windom MN. Serving Weitgenant, Area Sales 98; sent by Fax to 507-274-6137 or Shoreview, Eunice Erpestad time will be 6:30 p.m. This Manager for the upper by e-mail at, of Windom, Randall and year the meal will include Midwest with Land noon.DeadlinefrsialnewsisMnday ~ Comnick and children, carved prime rib with O'Lakes/Purina Feeds; and Steve and Priscilla Clarence and Leora Hass, T-Tommy's of Springfield Ryan Cox, member of the Comnick entertained at din- Leon and Annette Mischke, catering the meal. University of Minnesota ner Sunday to honor Jacob~ Denis and Brenda Engen, The evening will Beef Team. on his Affirmation of Maurice Mitchell, Ruth include: Naming of the Tickets may be pur- Baptism and rite of Bevier, Coralyn Comnick, 2011 Beef Ambassador; chased from Cattle "Confirmation at Grace Anne Hansen, and Iris Presentation of Show Producer board members Lutheran Church. Guests Marshall. Awards and Premium or the Extension Office at were sponsors: James and John Mostoller, Brooklyn Checks; Winners of the 831-4022 or 1-800-967- Alison Marshall and chil- Park spent the day Friday Spectator Judging Contest; 1763. Tickets need to be dren, Pastor David and with his grandparents, Announcing the Beef purchased before Penny Danner, Gregory and Burdett and Florence Producer of the Year November 15. Larson. Greenbay Financial Services Raises Red Flags Dan Hendrickson, Communications Coordinator 651-695-2463/ dhendrickson @thefirst- A company claiming to be operating out of down- town Minneapolis is raising red flags with the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB). Consumers have informed the BBB they've been contacted by Greenbay FinanciM Services after they had been turned down for loans with other firms. Callers state~ the company's representa- tives have informed them they qualify for loans with posed loans, and there's no physical address listed on their website (, both of which are red flags." Advance fee loan scams have been around for a long time and seem to surge when money and credit are tight. These offers are not legitimate and are targeted at customers and companies who are struggling with debt and poor credit, often making bad situations worse. One consumer who contacted the BBB also stated a company represen- tative informed them the company 'was in stage two of the Accreditation process their organization, but they will first need to provide an advance payment on the loan. This is a classic advance fee loan pitch, and consumers are advised to be very wary if contacted by this finn or any other mak- ing similar offers. "For a company which claims to be operating out of Minnesota, I could think of better names for a firm," s~id Dana Badgerow, presi- ~nt and CEO of the BBB '.'That being said, we have many other concerns about this company, not least of which is the fact they're asking consumers for advance fees on these sup- Contact Carrissa today! ICOMMERCIAL BANK COMMERCIAL BANK OF MINNESOTA 274 Tenth Street, Heron Lake, MN Member 507.793.2334 FDI The initial 4.95% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is disea~unte,J - it is hal based on the index and margin u~d for later rate adjustments. The initial APR is ba~ed on the interest rate alone and does not reflect any doting costs and other lees and charges. The initial rate will be in eft~ct for one (1) year and is quoted as of 4/1312010. This Home Equity l.ine of Credit (HELOC) has a variable rate feature ai'~e r remaining fixed for one (l) year and he Pay n al Percentage Rate (APR) and file mmlmun~nonthly payment can change as a msuh. A balloon payment will r~,'sult. - The APR ts Nlsed oa the Wall Street Joarttal U.S. Prime Rate of lnte~st p~ it margin of 1 D0% with a minimum APR of 6.0fg and a maximum APR of I g J10%. The minimum APR dnes not apply to the initial di~n~]~te. The APR will varv with the Prime Rate on no more than a monthly basis but the maroin added to the Priam Rate will not chan~e over die tet~ of the line. There is an anmml fee of $50 J',l and the borrower must carry property insurance (and may be required to catty' fltmd ittsurance) on thd properly that secures the HELOC. Minimnm HELl.X" alnolmt ixlNllirett is $10 f~(gl ahmg with a Cmnnlereial Batik of Minnesota t~'rsonal cbeclling account. Pl~lgram may change without notice, Closing t.x~st~ typically range between $400 anti $6 ~00 snbject to terms of the credit agreement.and property approvnl. Consult your tax advisor regarding the deduetibility of interest and charges, with the BBB,' which is untrue. Customers should be aware that companies mak- ing offers of this nature are usually found online, in the classified sections of news- papers and magazines, or else contact potential vic- tims directly via phone or email. Often with very little or no background check at all, customers are told they qualify for loans. After fill- ing out all necessary paper- work, they are then asked to pay an upfront fee of any- where from $300 to $3,000. The fee is either paid by wire transfer, often to loca- tions in Canada, or debited directly out of the consum- er's checking account. It is the experience of the Better Business Bureau that cus- tomers who pay these upfront fees never receive their loans. Generally, once the requested fees are paid the companies making the offers cease contact or change their phone number. To avoid fraudulent schemes such as this, the BBB advises the following: * If you're asked to pay a fee upfront or wire funds to receive your loan, the offer is not legitimate. According to the Federal Trade Commission, it's illegal for companies doing business by phone in the U.S. to promise you a loan and ask you to pay for it before they deliver. Requiring advance fees for loans is also illegal in Canada. * Be sure to check the company's reliability report with the Better Business Bureau at * Beware of lenders not interested in your credit history and/or advertise- ments that downplay bad credit. * Remember, the Intemet is full of bogus offers. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! 4 Generations Celebrate Birthday Children, grandchildren and great grand children helped Merle Hamilton cele- brate his birthday on October 13 at his home. Four Generations gathering for a photo are front row: Nick Masten and Joe Verschelde. Middle row: Maria Masten, Merle Hamilton, Judy Hoffmann. Back row: Delaney Masten, Dorothy Radermacher, Carolyn Hoffmann, and Janelle Verschelde. Submitted photo COTTONWOOD COUNTY 4-H EVENTS November Sheep & Swine PDC 4-Westbrook Walnut Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Grove Adventure Club, 3:30- Extension Office 5 p.m. 18-Westbrook Walnut 6-Recognition Banquet, 7 Grove Adventure Club, 3:30- p.m., Storden Community 5p.m. Center 22-Windom Afterschool, 9-Mt. Lake Afterschool, 3:15-5 p.m. 3:30-4:30 p.m. 22-Shooting Sports 11-Westbrook Walnut Informational Meeting, 7 Grove Adventure Club, 3:30- p.m., Windom Wetland 5 p.m. Management District Office 13-Cloverbuds, 10-11:30 29-Club Officer Training, a.m., Extension Office 6 p.m., Extension Office 16-Cat, Pet, Dog, Llama, 29-Federation Meeting, 7 Rabbit & Poultry PDC p.m., Extension Office Meeting, 7 p.m., Extension Office 16-Beef, Dairy, Goat, Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph.507-274-6136/1-800-410-1859 Dining and .... Entertainment ~llIWUl~ " adBtt m~elu~lO A KIWANIS FALL DINNER Sunday, November 7, 2010 Westbrook Community Center serving 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. SERVING ...... Roast beef Mashed Potatoes/gravy Green bean casserole Coleslaw Homemade pies .... Adult: ............................................. $7.50 Children: ....................................... $5.00 Children 4 and under: ..................... Free 187574 " WWG Jr. High School Play - Tflofi/ o! By Eddie McPherson At the Westbrook High School Auditorium $4.00- Students, $6.00- Adults. Friday November 12th: 1:30 pm matinee and 7:00 pm performance. Saturday November 13th: 7:00 pm performance See ya at the show! t~2,~ i