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TRIBUNE I(SES IN THE PAST YEARS AGO 3, 1993 Area tics Bowling for the ranarowat the Tournament, Oxford Bowling The :ly Berg, Kent Villa and from Jeffers. regular meeting of COuncil, Carol as librarian. is filling in the Council Someone at the night van- an ornamen- to r. The Stood in her yard and has been This time ' PrObably cannot be AGO 3, 1983 streaming the windows of a straw the cause of a Stanley Ware farm. The building was saved and no damage esti- mate was available. The weather was ideal Sunday night for ghosts and goblins to be out. More than 150 youngsters turned out for a party at Grace Lutheran Church following trick or treating. Once again the local FFA chapter had a successful corn drive. $2100 was raised in the annual drive for Camp Courage and the Westbrook Hospital. THIRTY YEARS AGO November 1, 1973 Harvest time is-a busy time for local farmers - and for local firemen. Week before last, firemen were called to two cornfield fires. Thursday afternoon, they were called to put out a blaze in the engine of a corn picker owned by John Van Loh. On Friday, they were called to put out a tractor fire at the Clarence Hass farm. The Westbrook Wildcats ended the season Friday night, defeating Butterfield, 26-10. The Cats nded the year in 3rd place in the Red Rock Conference. [3 SAMARITAN CENTER Christians our sympa- of Amy funeral was !Our Savior's " Church in will miss her in our hall- assisting this past Carolyn nvaficures Judy Tighe Use Busswitz Chat, and and Jane With Thursday Bingo with tuning Friday morn- shop volun- Jane Schultz, and DOur staff mem- Onna Sauer, took time out of schedule to zn her pets, macaw para- her for a visit. beautiful ani- the residents them. pated in a reminiscing program led by Dolores Schmitt of Dovray Thursday afternoon. Pastor Mike Stangeland of Old Westbrook Lutheran Church led the weekly Bible study Thursday afternoon. The S.O.S. volunteers hosted the Halloween party held Friday after- noon. The residents enjoyed listening to Halloween stories, singing songs, and shar- ing food and fellowship with friends and rela- tives. Winners of the cos- tume contest were Bernice Bashans, Nancy Burns and Violet Hillmer. Pumlkin carv- ing champions were Nancy Nelson, Suellen Dusek, and Taunya Buchholz. Dean Fishel enter- tained the residents Saturday afternoon with a music program. Pastor Arthur Odens of the Baptist Church con- ducted the weekly wor- ship service Sunday afternoon. Community Bank Midwest donates WESTBROOK -- Every fall employees of Bank Midwest plan a tailgate party prior to a home football game, with all proceeds to be donated to a WWG School organiza- tion. This year Bank Midwest teamed up with the WWG Music Boosters at the WWG football concession stand September 5th. The music boosters received a check for $1,096.05 from the Bank Midwest and it's employ- eeS. 9 Are you a careglver. Who is a family care- giver? Who is providing 257 billion dollars of free caregiving services to sup- port our healthcare sys- tem? Certainly doctors, nurses, childcare workers, social workers, homecare aides, psychologists and members of the clergy are givers of care. But are they caregivers? Family care- givers are those individu- als who provide care to a loved one who is chronical- ly ill or disabled. Today family caregivers are supporting our entire healthcare system by pro- viding more than 80% of all homecare services. Today 46% provide some level of nursing support, including wound and medication management, and 52% of family caregivers help chronically ill or disabled loved ones with activities of daily living, such as dress- ing and toileting. November is National Family Caregivers Month (NFC -Month), a time designed each year to honor, thank, and assist family caregivers. The National Family Caregivers Assn. (NFCA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering family caregivers and improving their overall quality of life by providing information, education, support and advocacy, organizes NFC Month each year. Over the past decade awareness gained by fami- ly caregivers and others has changed caregiving from a private family situa- tion to a societal issue. Today policy makers, employers, insurers, and healthcare professionals ts partici- Murray ome Westbrook County Vao00e 4"H Calendar November 10 -- 4-H Recognition Night, 7:00 p.m., Lake Wilson Legion November 11 -- Veterans Day obse vance - office closed November 15. -- McAmbie applications due in office November 15 -- Horse Project meeting, 1:00 p.m., Stacy & Paul Posthuma farm, Lake Wilson November 18 -- 4-H Fundraiser Committee meeting, 7:00 p.m., Courts Building, Slayton n and first cousin, and her 7 month old, Alexis, live with Ashlee. Randi also wants to be a nurses' aide and eventually become a registered nurse. Asked why they moved to Westbrook. they commented they liked the town and con- veniences. , Ashlee's hobbies are fish- ing and roller bladding. Randi enjoys taking care of Alexis and playing with her. Vande Kieff, 1006 was ge, MN, ) lived in Walnut moving to works in the Store and to be a nurses' Good Samaritan goal is to become nurse. Mark the occasion with Flowers at Lichty's Birthday Bouquets Funerals - Weddings DRIED & SILKS Iuy, Sell, or Rent Classified adsSentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136, 1-800-410-1859 Yoga Classes ...... Tuesday's at 6:30 p.m. NOV. 11 - Dec. 9 5 weeks for $25 Westbrook Area ass Center, Westbrook, MN Shelley Nelson, Instructor 1-800-645-6479 i are beginning to address the concerns of family care- givers. Now it is important to continue to build on the awareness and promote meaningful action. Family caregiving is an issue for all of us. It has been said that there are only 4 kinds of people in the world - those who have been care- givers, those who currently are caregivers, those who wi!i be caregivers and those who will need care- givers. None of us will be excluded. Join us this month either by yourself or with family members, friends or members of your church or synagogue to bring dinner to a caregiving family once a week, or provide respite time, leaf raking, or trans- portation. There are so many ways to help. The goal is to take action and reach out to caregivers. Typically, family caregivers have great difficulty asking for help. You can make it easier for them to both ask for and accept help by offer- ing something Very specific and non-threatening such as the suggestions noted above. Don't forget to say when you'll bring the meal or rake the lawn. It will serve as a commitment the family caregiver can count on. A little bit of help can go a long way. A little bit of shared care can make a big difference. If you have questions regarding senior services or aging issues, please con- tact the Southwest Area Agency on Aging through the Senior Linkage Line@ at 1-800-333-2433. The SWAAA is a program of the Southwest Regional Development Commission. Wednesday, November 5, 2003 Page 9 00'vESTBROOK NE:' vS Phone 274-6136 Ethel Cohrs and Bernard and Nina Franz, Plymouth, were Saturday dinner guests of Leslie and Lu Nelsen. Donna Eichner, Ruth Anderson, Opal Parker and Betty Natterstad were Friday evening visitors of Marion Anderson. Erma Kuehl accompanied Darlene Jarmer to the Westbrook Health Center Wednesday for a doctor appointment. Duane and Julie Kopperud, Nathan, Ryan, Emily and Beth, Marshall, were Saturday dinner guests of Roger and Marian Kopperud. Grace Jensen, Dorothy Jenson, Fern Refsal and Verna Nelson were Friday evening coffee guests of Olga Erickson. Milford and Luella Anderson were Tuesday evening visitors of Russell and Eunice Rupp. Hinie and Marlene Magnus, Fulda, were Saturday evening visitors of Bud and Fay Kuehl. Dorothy Kuehl was a Thursday forenoon caller of Erma Kueh]. Priscilla Comnick and Iris Marshall were Thursday overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Connolly, St. Paul. Ethel Cohrs visited Lloyd and Ellen Nelsen Sunday at the Good Samaritan Center. Orville Carlson was a Saturday afternoon caller of Olga Erickson. Maury and Christina Kuehl and sons were trick or treaters Friday evening of Erma Kuehl and also stayed to visit. Iris Marshall was a Saturday supper guest of Vernice Gertner. Doug and Dorothy Kuehl were callers during the week of Erma Kuehl. Russell and Eunice Rupp were Sunday supper guests of Ren and Elaine Harder, Jackson. Donna Eichner spent the past weekend at the Austin Riemann home, St. Clair. Bud and Fay Kuehl were last Monday evening visitors of Erma Kuehl. Public invited to Transportation Planning Meeting at Region 8 The public is invited to participate in long range transportation planning. The MN Department of Transportation, in partner- ship with the SW Regional Development Commission, is holding the first of a series of planning meet- ings on Thursday, November 6 from 4:45 to 6 p.m. at the Center for Regional Development, 2401 Broadway Avenue, Slayton. Mn/DOT Districts 7 (Mankato) and 8 (Willmar) are working with the regional development com- missions to develop new long range district plans. The plans direct the fund- ing of future projects. The recently completed Statewide Transportation Plan identifies major poli- cies and provides a frame- work for the development Find us on the Web at www.lyon- siouxpress. com of the district plans. District plans will identify deficiencies and investments for improve- ments needed to reach per- formance measures. More information can be found at Future meetings to be held in the spring and summer of 2004 will share analysis and draft plans for additional public input. Dr. J. R. Klaassen 1450 N. Hwy. 60 & 71 Windom, MN. EMERGENCIES HANDLED IMMEDIATELY ANNOUNCEMENT AND THANK YOU To Our Many Friends and Clients: I am pleased to announce that effective December 1, 2003, ! will be acquiring the Westbrook office of Wolf Etter and Co. After working with the firm for over 15 years, I have decided to purchase the accounts and start my own business. I have enjoyed the opportunity to provide services to this community and am confident that the high level of professional service you've come to expect will continue. I look forward to finding new ways to serve existing clients and am excited to build new relationships with others in the years to come. Melissa L. Grams, CPA M. L. GRAMS & ASSOCIATES Wolf Liter and Co., CPA's are pleased to announce that Melissa L. Grams, CPA will be acquiring our Westbrook office, effective December 1, 2003. We are confident that Melissa will continue to provide you with the same high quality professional service you've become accustomed to in the past. Thank you for the many years of support and the opportunity to be of service to you. Wolf Etter and Co. Brent Halverson, CPA Dennis Johnson, Accountant