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x~%~' 6'... 48134 51/36 Cloudy. More clouds Highs in the than sun. upper 40s Highs in the hand lows in low 50s and qthe mid 30s. lows in the mid 30s. Wednesday l, lovember 18, 2009 $1.00 50/39 Mix of sun and clouds Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s. 49/32 Showers. Highs m the upper 40s and lows in the low 30s. 45126 Occasional showers pos- sible. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the mid 20s TURKEY ERTIFICATE WINNERS I PAGE 9 Ihh,h,h,-Ih,lh,lh,,,,lh,hllh,,h,h,,hhlh,,h,II *****************MIXED ADC 555 SmairrowaPapcrs 3 5026 CALIFORNIA AVE SW SEATTLE, WA 98136-1208 VOLUME NO. 25 NUMBER 12 12 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition 9/1311999 Westbrook, Jeff Grove Last year were scheduled for Tuesday, but with school being called off due to weather the programs were rescheduled for Wednesday. This year weather was not a factor and both programs were held as scheduled. The program in Westbrook started at 10:00 a.m., and the Walnut Grove pro- gram was held at 2:00 in the afternoon. In Westbrook the pro- gram started with the Westbrook American present- Lt. Harry Baulisch ing the colors. The high school band then played "T" ne ~tar Spangled Banner" Student council presi- dent Spencer ott wel- comed the audience. The Concert Choir formed Wiper March.~ repre- sentative Chanel Madson, introduced the guest speaker, Lt. Harry Baulisch U.S. Navy Retired. Retired Lt. Baulisch, served both as an enlisted man and as an officer for over 20 years. Baulisch explained the meaning of being a veter- an. He said there are a lot of misconceptions about who a veteran is. He talked about veter- ans of other countries. He said that veterans of some wars were essentially for- gotten -- even though some of the conflicts they served in they suffered great losses life. Veterans are to be con- The fourth grade choir performed Fifty Nifty States. We pay tribute to tors and how the veterans retired the band and cho- Laotian people along Vietnam. contAm~ to serve in the The aixth of Freedom. He asked all the vets A Veterans' Day play Calle The WWG Cub Scout pack lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Walnut Grove. Forces," followed by a Continued on Page 3 Paula McGarvey proposed budget. No resi- dents were in attendance WALNUT GROVE for comment. Walnut ffhe City Council met in a Grove will hold a public Wegular session on the 9th hearing of the city council kiay of November at 7:00 for the Truth and p.m. in the Council Room. Taxation meeting on Greg Hansen, Jeff December 14, 2009 at 7:00 Harnack, Leonard p.m. in the city council ~cLaughlin and Xiong Room. Residents are ~ang were present. Todd invited to attend to !Harrington was absent, express their opinions on The Walnut Grove Pet ~Ordmance has been ~pdated and approved by Council. Ordinance !177 Animal Licensing and ~egulations was reviewed and approved by City Attorney Brian White. This Ordinance will become effective once it has been published at which time, the Police ~epartment will begin ~issuing citations when :warranted. The meeting was opened at 7:00 p.m. for ipublic comment on the the 2010 proposed budget and levy. The Bar & Grill report was given by Deb Johnson. Deb is research- ing POS systems for the Bar & Grill. The cost would be between $5500 and $9200. The system would allow for inventory control, sales tracking, and reporting options. Further discussion will continue at a later meet- ing. The Bar & Grill will begin paying recycling fees in January 2010. The Water/Wastewater Report was given by Wes Bell. Three fire hydrants have been repaired this past month. The city approved a quote from Recon, Inc. to rehab two manholes. The cost will be approximately $3900. Mayor Hansen request- ed maintenance schedules for flushing, jetting, sewer maintenance, and valve replacement from Wes Bell. Wes will provide these schedules before the end of the year. The Police Report was given by Chief Zeug. The council approved the Police Officer Declaration for Isaac Wahl to be accepted as a member of the Public Employees Retirement Plan as a police officer working less than 40 hours each week. City Council Continued on Page 3 Seussical and Hillbilly Weddin to be performed By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WWG -- The senior high musical Seussical will give their first pub- lic performance Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium. Other per- formances will be Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. A dinner will be served for those who wish to attend from 12 to 1:30 p.m. before the Sunday performance. The junior high play will be performed Tuesday night in the high school auditorium at 8 p.m. Prairie Biomass Harvest Field Day near Dundee equipment will be avail- able for viewing thanks to Minnesota Native Landscapes. This is an outdoor event. Please dress accordingly. Biomass Continued on Page 3 A field day will be held November 19 near Dundee, MN, to discuss Red Cross the impacts and benefits of harvesting prairie plants for renewable fuels. The Prairie Biomass Harvest Field Day will be held from 1:00 p,m. to 3:00 p.m. at a local research plot being utilized by Dr. Clarence Lehman, University of Minnesota, and partners. The field day, located within Talcot Lake Wildlife Management Area, will be an interac- tive event in which partic- ipants will discuss the research being done and the multiple benefits of using prairie plants for renewable fuels. The esearch project's harvest Bloodmobile Westbrook Red Cross Bloodmobile Thursday, November 19 at the Westbrook Community Center from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. For appointments call Nicole at 274-6336. Sixteen year olds can donate blood. They need to have a signed parental or guardian permission form and photo ID. To obtain a copy of this form please contact Nicole at 274-6336. Come help us reach our November blood drive goal. 'i ! ! ! ! WINTER SPORTS START INFORMATION CIRCULATION CLASSIFIEDS " ADVERTISING 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-1859 ON RECORD PAGE 2 EDUCATION PAGE 8 INSIDE PAGE 3 SPORTS PAGE 9 VIEWPOINT PAGE 4 SENIOR HEALTH PAGE I0 PAGE 9 Please read and recycle COMMUNITY PAGE 6 AREA FOCUSPAGE ]2 COMMUNITY PAGE 7 Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2009 Sentinel Tribune !