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SENTINEL TRIBUNE tl ON RE00COm) Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Page 2 OBITUARIES Clesta Mabel Willhite Smith Funeral services for Cleata Smith were held Tuesday, November 5 at Methodist Church, Walnut Grove. Interment was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfu- neralservice.com. Clesta, 101 of Tracy died Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Prairie View Healthcare Center, Tracy. Clesta was born on October 7, 1912 to Senator and Susie Anna (Cartwright) Willhite in Palo Alto County, Iowa. When she was a small child the family moved to a farm south of Lucan, MN where she grew up and she attend- ed Country School District #79 through the eighth grade. She was baptized and confirmed in the Trinity Lutheran Free Church, Lucan, MN. Clesta married Clinton Smith August 23, 1933 at the Lutheran church parsonage, Lamberton. They lived in Wabasso and Marshall, and in 1944 moved to Walnut Grove where they made their home. Clesta worked various jobs, including head cook at the Walnut Grove School. She owned and operated The Village Drive-Inn, Walnut Grove. She was active in church where she was involved in Circle; taught Sunday school; was a youth leader, and President of U.M.W. Clesta was a member of the Tracy VFW, Walnut Grove Legion Auxiliary, Birthday Club, and Bible Study Group. She did a lot of sewing and embroidery work. Clesta loved to bake and cook, sharing her baked goods with family and friends when they stopped in for coffee. Survivors include her daughters: Bonnie (Vernal) Wahl, Westbrook, Beverly Padgett, Fairmont, and Darlene Brandt, North Mankato; 10 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 34 great-great grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 15 step great grandchildren; and 31 step great-great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Clinton; son- in-law Bud Padgett; siblings Everett and George Willhite, Verna Benedict, Iva Arends, and Martha Sluss, many nieces and neph- ews, two step grandsons, and one step great-great granddaughter. James "Jim" Dunse Funeral Services for James "Jim" Dunse, Windom, were held Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Lutheran Church of Our Savior. Burial, with full military honors pro- vided by American Legion Post 206, took place in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in rural Lakefield. James, 65, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the Windom Area Hospital from a rare form of cancer. James "Jim" Dunse was born on September 13, 1948, in Heron Lake, MN Edgar "Bud" and Marcella "Sally" (Neitzel) Dunse. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in rural Lakefield. He graduated from Lakefield High School in the Class of 1966. He then attended Worthington Community College and the University of Minnesota. Jim enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 1970 where he served until 1990. On December 21, 1969, Jim married Donna Pavelko at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lakefield. Jim fanned and then worked for the FDIC before working at the State Bank of Jeffers where he was currently the Vice-President. Jim was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom where he was an elder, an usher and worked on the finance council. He also was involved in his community as a member of the Minnesota Deer Hunter's Association where he was president for seven years, a member of the Arena Booster Club, 4- H Leader, and the American Legion Post 206. Survivors include his wife, Donna Dunse, Windom; children, Shannon (Mike) Lenz, Cottonwood, MN; Micheal (Stacey) Dunse, Webster, SD; six grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Susan Clymer, Alpha, MN; Sandra (Joe) Bartosh, Aldridge, IA; Ruth (Glen) Dicks, Lakefield; Donna (Randy) Hendrickson, Lakefield; Chuck (Peggy) Dunse, Windom; many nieces and nephews. Ppreceding him in death were his parents; nephew Allen Kolander; brothers-in-law, Ron Clymer; David Pavelko; Daniel Pavelko; father-in-law and mother-in-law Ernest and Dorothy Pavelko. 39/27 Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s. 11/8 37122 45133 Sunny. Highs Cloudy. in the upper Highs in the 30s and lows mid 40s and in the low lows in the 20s. low 30s. 11/9 ;. 1t10 !i/11 39124 42130 Mostly Partly cloudy, cloudy. Highs in the Highs in the upper 30s low 40s and and lows in lows in the the mid 20s. low 30s. Homegrown Emily and Brianna their homegrown photo 00mokins Ken showing off pumpkins. Submitted COTTONWOOD COUNTY COURT October 29-31, 2013 Speeding: $125.00 - Alyssa M. Derickson, Windom, MN $145.00 - Amanda L. Wenberg, Duluth, MN Driver must carry ins: $285.00 - Kristine L. Cowan, Reading, MN Seat belt required: $110.00 - Glenn A. Rogers, Brewster, MN; Richard L. Welton, Storden, MN; Michael L. Hogan, Windom, MN Collision with unattend- ed vehicle - notify victim or police: $310.00 - Paul Parker, Storden, MN Instruction permit viola- tions: $135.00 - Christopher D. Buckham, Windom, MN Forty-s{.00,ventt - Veterans / From page 1 The local Veterans of Foreign Wars is yet another story. They have remained active within the community for the benefit of many local community projects and as an advocate for veterans, in general. Each year, the local VFW generates more than $5000.00 to the local com- munity, much of which is designated toward schools, children, and the common welfare. In addition, the VFW maintains an "honor guard" for the performance of military honors at funerals for veterans in the area, regardless of service club affiliation. They also perform service projects with the Sioux Falls Veterans' Hospital, and the Luverne Veterans' Home. Generally, the most active members are those who are either retired and/or semi-retired, hence the need for more younger, active members. Currently, the membership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5098, sits at nearly 140 members. This number remains quite constant, although many members are not local, and consequently not available for projects on a daily basis. Our own local post has per- formed some twenty-one military funeral honors within just the past two years, so it is quite easy to see that it is difficult to maintain an active membership. Several larger cities, including Windom and Worthington, have recently had Legion and VFW Posts and or Clubrooms close. It is the hope of our local Legion and VFW leaders that we can continue to serve our schools, communities and veterans through the various activities which we provide. If you are a veteran, and if you are eligible, take the time to explore membership in either of your two local organizations. If you are not a veteran remember to take the time to thank those who are instrumental in continuing to provide our community and the general area with some very valuable funding and services. Happy Veterans' Day, November 11 c rlnual banquet The 2013 Beef meal. Royale Banquet will The evening will include: be held Saturday eve- *Naming of the 2014 ning, November 16, at Beef Ambassador the Windom Community *Presentation of Show Center, Windom MN. Awards and Premium Serving time will be 6:00 Checks p.m. This year the meal *Winners of the will include carved prime Spectator Judging Contest rib with T-Tommy's of *Announcing the Beef Springfield catering the Producer of the Year ASK A TROOPER BY JACALYN STICHA I was on the freeway and a driver passing me, in the left lane, hit his horn and was laughing. The horn was loud, high-pitched, obnoxious and went on forever as he passed. Is this type of horn legal? Our vehicle's horn must not be unreasonably loud or harsh, nor can it be a whistle. I have heard some of these horns--thankfully, infrequently. They can be very startling and, therefore, dangerous and distracting. As motorists, we are all required to have horns in our vehicles. Each horn must be audible, under normal circumstances, from a dis- tance of no less than 200 feet. We are to use our horn Notice to Walnut Grove & area subscibers & readers A drop box for various news items is located at the... as a warning to insure safe operation and if a warning is not necessary, they should remain silent. Vehicles can- not be equipped with a siren, whistle, or bell unless autho- rized by statute-this primar- ily would refer to emergency vehicles. I recommend calling your local law enforcement agen- cy to look into the situation if this is local and/or frequent in your community or neigh- borhood. Many times, such enthusiasts are not aware of the problems or the law. If you have traffic safety questions contact Sgt. Sticha at: jacalyn.sticha@state. mn.us. Follow us on Twitter @ MSPPIO SOUTH mcan Recipient members, the Cottonwood *Announcing the County Extension Office at Outstanding Service 831-4022, or the Jackson Award of the Year County Extension office at Guest speaker for the 662-5293. The price of a evening will be Justin ticket is discounted until Lookadoo, New York noon on November 15. The Times@ bestselling author, price after 12:00 p.m. on Tickets may be pur- November 15 and at the chased from Cottonwood door will be full price. Cattle Producer board Bubai Food Store 507-859-2160 For gour conuenience there is a toll-free number at our LlJestbrook Office rnn 1-800-410-1859 If you have questions or would like to place an ad or order printing please call the above number. Area news briefs Fulda Free Press - Elton Rokusek, Tyndall, SD, presented a program at Fulda High School last week about stopping bullying in America. Besides explaining about living his life being bullied due to a facial hemangioma, he also talked with the students about tips on how to prevent and stop bul- lying. Lamberton News - The United Methodist Church in Lamberton is constructing a 36'x42' addition to the back southwest comer of their edifice of worship. The addition will have a full basement. The first floor will be for offices for the pastor and church secretary and the basement will be for needed storage. Murray County News - A dozen volunteers consisting of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, parents, and leaders went door-to- door recently to collect donated food for the Murray County Food Shelf. They were able to collect 595 items of food. They also collected 32 pair of eyeglasses for the Lions Club. Tracy Headfight Herald - Sanford Hospital is in need of a water softening system, but the city council and the Sanford leaders disagree who is to pay for it. The council decided to put the matter on the council's November 12 meeting when, hopefully, the full council will be present. Windom Citizen - Living Word Lutheran Church will hold its final service Sunday, November 3. However, services won't end at the church. 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