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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Page 3 rams From page 1 Doctors came to take care of the living ones and to cover the dead ones. We did this all day long, towards evening they were given rifles and were sent to guard a big metal tank full of submarine fuel. A few days later he returned to Kleven's home for a visit carrying a big picture frame with a very old document. It had his name written in big gold letter, saying he had done heroic things that day, and had saved many people even though he had been in danger, just like a soldier. It was signed by president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. After that he never talked about it again. "His name was Ralph Valentine Tyler, and he was my friend," she said. She concluded saying, "God bless all heroes everywhere today." Following the address the 6th grade band played the Armed Forces March. Then the American Legion Post and Auxiliary retired the colors. The sixth grade band Anthem. performing the National Maddie Frank rans WESTBROOK -- Thursday morning members of the VFW and legion were on hand to present the colors at the Veterans Day Program in Karley Deprez introduced the guest speaker Dennis "Digger" Phelps. Phelps a Navy Veteran, retired teacher and a member of the Westbrook VFW Club talked to the guests about how local veterans have served the community. He said, "for some, Veterans Day and Memorial Day are just another day off for shopping and leisure Fifth and sixth grade choir performing. activities." For veterans it is much more than that. He talked about the origins of the two local veteran organiza- tions. Both the VFW Post, and the American Legion Post were formed after Korean War and along with some ans. the same, with about fifty members active. He reflected that many of the World War II vets are gone, and only eight attended the Veterans' Supper last Wednesday night. Phelps talked about the many ways the organizations serve the community. They used to host wed- ding dances, bingo and other com- munityevents, as well as supporting other community projects. Veterans also help other veterans by providing honor guards at military funerals; they visit the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls; and the Veterans Home at Luverne. They also hold services at Memorial Day pro- grams as well pro- viding a color guard at Veterans Day Programs. Today the organization is made up mostly of Vietnam Veterans Middle East veter- He said, "joining the veterans organizations provides a way for returning vets to stay connected." He noted, if you want to hear some interesting stories, one should talk to a veteran. Another facet of being a military veteran are the benefits - from educa- ounc From page 1 Another resolution was passed to enroll part time police officer Derick Determan into the PERA retire- ment program. The council was asked to adopt the Cottonwood County All-Hazard Mitigation plan. The adoption is a formality required so the city can receive disaster relief funds and assistance. The resolution was adopt- ed. Mayor Kolar told the board one of the water heat- ers at the community center is not working. He will check with Tri-Town Plumbing to see if it is still under warranty. The council approved a transfer of $5,000 to the Firemens Relief Fund, The money was from the Charitable Gambling fund. A building permit was issued to Chadd Wahl to change the sidewalk and other concrete work and to install two garage doors in the former Duebers build- ing. October Police Report: Five open doors; 1 air ambulance assist; 3 tickets issued; assisted count 1 arrest; investigated check fraud case; 1 funeral assist. Nutrition, feed-cost control are subjects of turkey production research By Sally Nell U of MN Ext. It comes as an honor, but as no surprise, that the tom turkey for the traditional Thanksgiving presentation of a live turkey to the U.S. pres- ident will come from Wilhnar, Minn. this year. Minnesota is No. 1 nationally in turkey production, with 47 million turkeys coming from our farms. The turkey industry and related businesses pro- vide 26,000 jobs here. The Dean of University of Minnesota Extension, Bev Durgan, has said that our state leads turkey production because Minnesota producers are quick to apply new research-based ideas and technology to their opera- tions. Forward-thinking entrepreneurs started the business here early on, so we now have a solid infrastruc- ture of hatcheries, farms and processing plants. Minnesota is also a major producer of crops used for turkey feed. Minnesota tur- key farmers feed $75 million worth of corn and $100 mil- lion worth of soybeans to their turkeys each year. Turkey feed is the major cost in the production of tur- keys for market. Extension, through research at the Turkey Research Unit at UMore Park in Rosemount, provides information for poultry nutritionists, assisting in the development of feeding programs. Periodically, turkey pro- ducers are challenged by high cost of feed ingredients, espe- cially in recent months. Earlier research established nutrient requirements and determined the interaction between feed ration and tur- key house temperature, with an emphasis on optimizing feed programs and control- ling feeding costs. While the price of all feed ingredients has increased, the increase in the cost of corn is having a big impact because corn is a major source of energy in the diet for turkeys. Energy content determines how efficiently feed is used; a lower-energy diet causes the birds to eat more in order to meet their energy need; high- er energy lowers feed intake. Less corn in the diet results in less diet energy because corn has the highest energy content of the grains. Poultry don't utilize fiber efficiently, so the number of ingredients that could be fed is limited. A lowered-energy diet with high fiber content will increase feed intake and per- haps slow gain, thus changing overall production cost. CLASSIFIED Fifth grade giving an explanation of the Pledge of Allegiance. THE MOST EFFI( :lENT AND QUIETEST FURNACE YOU CAN BUY.' the high school gymnasium. The high school band then per- formed the National Anthem, fol- lowed by the Pledge of Allegiance lead by Walnut Grove Area Boy Scout Troop. Student council president Maddie Frank welcomed those present to the program. The Band .then played Journal for a Soldier by Brian Balmages. Student council vice WWII when there were many veter- ans returning from the war in the late forties and early fifties. When the VFW started it had about 140 members, today the member- Abraham Her and Tony Yang giving a ship remains about patriotic reading. The high school choir singing Thank You Soldiers. tion to home loans, and VA benefits for health care. "I would certainly recommend graduating students, to look into joining the military," he said. Following Phelps' address Calle Anderson read a Veterans Day poem by Taylor Weinman. Then the high school band per- formed Marches of the Armed Forces. Current military persons, veterans, and their families were asked to stand as their song was played. A moment of silence was taken follow- ing the number. The high school choir then per- formed Thank You Soldiers by Michael and Angela Souders. Then the band and choir per- formed America the Beautiful, and the audience was asked to join in. The program was closed with the VFW Post and American Legion Post Retiring the colors. 1~v/.*mta~,x PREMIER DEALER" Lamberton Heating & Plumbing, Inc. 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