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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Page 7 MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO November 17, 1999 Last Thursday three veterans who served in WWII were awarded high school diplomas. Receiving diplomas from Walnut Grove High School were Joseph Corcoran, Jr., and Warren Pack. Receiving a diplo- ma from Westbrook High School was Eugene "Bud" Nelson. Accepting the diploma for Corcoran was his sister, Pat Peterson, of Walnut Grove. This was part of a state program to recognize veterans who left high school to serve their country. On Monday, October 25, the North Hero All Stars went out Trick or Treating for UNICEF, raising $72.95. Those included were Alisha Parker, Tasha Husabee, Sarah Swanson, Jonna Maas, Andrew DeSmith, Trace Lehnhoff, Sam Malmberg, Nathan Swanson, Michael Yanzer, and Betsy Yanzer. They came from far and near Saturday for the annual Fall Craft Show at the Community Center. The vendors enjoyed visit- ing with customers throughout the day. TWENTY YEARS AGO November 15, 1989 The Panthers of Tracy- Milroy-Walnut Grove earned their way back to the State Volleyball Tournament for the fourth year in a row by defeating Wabasso last Saturday night 3 games to 1. The local food shelf received a good stock of food items for the Thanksgiving Holiday last Thursday, November 9, when the Walnut Grove Jaycees donated non-per- ishable groceries in the amount of $401.20. The Jaycees have made contri- butions to the Food Shelf for the past several years, increasing the amount each year so far. Pastor Brian Fragodt drew on his experiences and observations from a trip through Community East Germany to empha- size his address, "How Sweet Freedom" at the Veteran's Day Program. THIRTY YEARS AGO November 15, 1979 The Walnut Grove Girls' Volleyball Team placed three of its members on the Red Rock Conference Volleyball Team. June Tate, Julie Alcorn, and Barb Bakken were named by vote of the coaches in the conference. Fifty bushels of beans were reported stolen from a bin on a vacant farm in Section 10 of Amo Twp. sometime over the week- end. The owner of the beans, Rodney Nackerud, lives nearby in Section 17. Willis Polkow and his son Allan of Lamberton, were fatally injured in an accident north of Revere. They were working on a county ditch on the Grace Hildreth farm when the back hoe they were oper- ating tipped, pinning both Mr. Polkow and Allan beneath it. Blood Drive sched- uled to impact lives Community Blood within the community. Tracy High School ,Those Jndividuals that and Sanford Tracy ~vill are well and healthy are host two" blood drives encouraged to donate within the Tracy commu- nity on Monday, November 23. The first blood drive will be held at Tracy High School from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The second blood drive will be held at Sanford Tracy Medical Center (251 5th St. East) from 3:00 p.m.to 6:00 p.m. Community Blood Bank's bloodmobile will be taking blood dona- tions at these blood drives to benefit the local blood supply. Residents will have an opportunity to donate blood, and save lives. During recent weeks there has been a signifi- cant decrease in dona- tions due to the cold and flu season. This decease in donations makes if very difficult to meet the needs of hospital patients blood to ensure that blood is available for the patients in need. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent con- sent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org). weigh 110 lbs, or more and be in good general health. Please bring an ID with you. It is recom- mended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. The donation process only takes 20 - 30 minutes on the bloodmobile. Community Blood Bank is the sole provider of blood and blood products for 29 local hospitals including Sanford Tracy Medical Center. For infor- mation please call 212- 4179. Walk-ins are always welcome. The State Bank of Lucan will hold its Annual Customer Appreciation Open House on Friday November I:00 RM. 6:30 RM. Make plans to stop in for a gift, cookies & cider~coffee and sign up for prizes. Lucan, MN 507-747-2214 888-747-2214 www.statebankofiucan.com ['Nb:'~ 17504 Fall & Winter Construction Projects Laminate & Ceramic Flooring Farm Building Repair & Steel Work 42 Foot Telescoping Forklift 507.360.6420 MN License #20630578 174984 WALNUT GROVE SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES November 23-27, 2009 Senior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 am, Monday thru Friday. Monday: Chicken Kiev, au gratin potatoes, peas & carrots, fruit sauce Tuesday: Spaghetti/meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert Wednesday: Bratwurst/sauerkraut, pasta salad, dessert Thursday: Thanksgiving Day Friday: Hamburger noodle casserole, ~salad, dessert For reservations call 859-2133 one day in advance. Senior Dining is a joint partnership of your com- munity and Lutheran Social Services, funded, in part, under the Older Americans Act. DNR QUESTION OF THE WEEK Q: The fur coat of a deer changes colors depending on the time of year a reddish color in the spring and brown in the fall. Why does this happen? A: The deer's coat is designed to provide both a means for thermoregu- lation and camouflage. Summer coats appear reddish and are thin, allowing deer to better cope with heat stress. In the fall, deer begin a process of molting, which is triggered by hormonal changes that reflect the changing seasons. The reddish summer coat turns into a faded gray or brown color as the new winter coat begins to grow. The new coat com- prises two layers. The outer guard hairs are hol- low, stiff and grow about two inches longer than the undercoat. The inner layer is soft and dense which insulates deer from the cold weather and snow. Coat color, regard- less of the season, tends to be darker in forested areas and lighter in agri- cultural areas where deer are exposed to more direct sunlight. Michelle Carstensen, DNR wildlife health pro- gram specialist acclne gwen Redwood County Public Health has received a lim- ited number of doses of H1N1 Novel Influenza FluMist vaccine, and will begin administrating the vaccine to groups of peo- ple who are at greatest risk of infection according to the Minnesota Department of Health. At this time Redwood County Public Health is offering FluMist vaccine to the following people: *Children in Kindergarten and First Grade *that DO NOT have a chronic health condition such as kidney disease, heart disease, blood disor- ders including anemia, lung disease including asthma or COPD, possi- ble reactive airway dis- ease, Metabolic disease including diabetes and liver disease, have weak- ened immune system caused by cancer or can- cer treatment, HIV/AID, or steroid therapy, a con- dition that requires ongo- ing aspirin therapy *Have NOT taken antiviral medication such as Tamiflu or Relenza for flu symptoms in the last 48 hours prior to vaccina- tion *Have NOT received any other live virus vac- cine in the past 28 days. This includes measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, chickenpox (VAR) vaccine, or other nasal- spray flu vaccine If you have received notice from your medical clinic about obtaining vaccination, RCPH ask that you get your vaccina- tion from your primary provider. Public Health is here to provide a commu- nity service in the form of supplemental community H1N1 clinics. Information regarding time and location of the clinic was sent home with children in Kindergarten and First Grade. If you have a child in these grades and did not receive the information please contact Redwood County Public Health at 507-637- 4041. Redwood County Public Health anticipates receiv- ing additional shipments of vaccine, and when this happens, the public will be notified. Until then, however, only those in this target group listed qualify to recewe the H1N1 vaccine. Minnesota Department of Health is using a random- ized system to distribute vaccine, which is why some other neighboring communities have had clinics and Redwood County has not. RCPH appreciates the patience the public has shown as RCPH works through this process. If you have any ques- tions, please call Redwood County Public Health at 507-637-4041. HIGH-SPEED INTERNET IS HERE! DITCH YOUR DIAL-UP AND START ENJOYING THE INTERNET AGAIN. I I iill III II H COUNTRY VIEW WEEKLY By Kim Rolling Exec. Director/Nurse Manager Another great week of weather for the farmers has passed. We're watch- ing the fields of corn around us disappear as the harvest continues. Activities continue daily with Life Stories, Photo Memories, SkipBo, J-I-N-G-O, Wii, Po-Ke-No and "500." The "500" marathon card tourna- ment will be held on Monday the 16th at 12:30 p.m. Some winners this week are June Boerboom, Audrey Schroeder and Marjorie Bakken. We enjoyed birthday cake with Eldora Maas and Marjorie Bakken this week. Both were kind enough to let us celebrate with them. The tenants who attended ecumenical serv- ices this week received communion with Pastor Trevor. They sang songs from the hymnal with Pastor Trevor playing the piano. We continue to wait for our bus to be repaired. We've had to cancel sever- al outings since the bus is incapacitated. We are anxious to get it back so that we can go on the planned activities. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Be safe with all of your trav- els and enjoy your time with family and friends. Hopefully the weather continues to cooperate for a few more weeks to that travel in enjoyable. That's the news from the country. Enjoy your week! 2009 Red Kettle Campaign The Northern Division of the Salvation Army announced that the 2009 Red Kettle Campaign will be from Friday, November 20, through December 24. The Redwood County Coordinator will again be Roald Haugan, who served as Coordinator last year. Letters have been mailed to over 100 organi- zations, companies and churches to request Bell Ringer volunteers. City council members and city Office personnel will also be ringing at the corner of 2nd and Washington during Christmas by Candlight on Friday evening. The donated funds are administered by the Redwood County Human Services Department and Redw00fl Falls Police Department and are Used to provide assistance to needy families in Redwood County. It is hoped that donations received this Christmas season will exceed the record $15,767 received in 2008 Individuals who wish to be a Bell Ringer, but are not able to ring on the day selected by their organiza- tion or their organization has chosen to not partici- pate, may indicate their desire to be a ringer by either calling 507-627- 3065 or email to nois- credO. Please indicate clearly your name, address, phone numbers (home, work and cell) and the days and time of day they could be available to be a ringer. Couples and families are encouraged to serve together. This is a great way to teach younger chil- dren the importance of being of service to their community. The time slots are two hour duration, tarti g.0n the l um- ber ).hours, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This year donations will also be received at several retail establishments throughout Redwood County. Walnut Grove Girl Scout News Courtney Locke is the leader of Walnut Grove's new Girl Scout Daisy Troop. Lisa Simmerman is leader for the Brownie and Jr. Girls. The nut sales went good. They appreciate the orders gwen over the phone due to the rain and flu. They have several boxes left to sell. If any- one would like to buy some, you can call a Girl Scout or Ann Pfarr at 507- 859-2436. Top nut sellers were Kierra Smith, Brownie, at 81; Samantha Baker, Cadet, at 43; Gaoly Yang, Jr., at 40; Melinda Lee, Brownie, at 30; Isabelle Locke, Daisy, at 16. NEEDED: VOLUNTEERS Redwood County Public Health in partnership with Red Cross is requesting volunteer licensed nurses to assist with future HIN 1 vaccination clinics in the schools and community. An informational meeting will be held at R~lb~ Countg Public Health Offlos 266 E Bridge St Redwood Falls NOVEMBER 30 S~OOpm to 6~DOpm To register call Red Cross at 320-522-0690 or 507-249-3215 C Free Custom Ftoorplans! Free Whirlpool Appliances/ Energy Efficiency Package/ C Lennox Furnace Standard/ Before You Build... designhomes, com~ 800.627,94431