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Jniml]l gllJ j umu SENTINEL TRIBUNE N Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Page 2 OBITUARIES Commerce Dept MarjorieRicker offers tips to save Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the money and.stay Westbrook Funeral Home, Westbrook, MN. Interment is in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery warm th s w nter in Storden. Online condolences may be sent to www.stephens- funeralservice.com. Marjorie "Marjie" Ricker, age 79 of Westbrook, formerly of Spirit Lake, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Our House of Murray County. Marjorie Ann Ricker was bom April 10, 1932 in Spirit Lake, Iowa to Clarence and Edna (Seeman) Bunce. Marjie attended and graduated from high school at Spirit Lake. She was a member of Good News Community Church in Spirit Lake. Marjie enjoyed sewing, decorating, and church activities. She loved the Lakes Area near Spirit Lake, and always enjoyed the water. Survivors include her children: Bonnie (Jim) Gibson and their daughter Jamie, Westbrook, Barry (Beth) Kilts and their children Jeremy Kilts, Ashley Kilts, all of Columbus, OH, and Danielle (Greg) Segelhorst of Blacklick, OH; and siblings: Norma (Alan) Cohrs, Westbrook and Kenneth Bunce, Grand Junction, CO. Preceding her in death were her parents, son Brian Kilts, and sisters Mildred Eakin, Maxine Willemsen, Burdett Bunce, and Betty Cooper. Linda Lou Kyes Memorial services for Linda Lou Kyes will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church Friday. A private family burial will be held in Belle Plaine at a later date. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephens- funeralservice.com. Linda, 64, Westbrook, formerly of Windom and Belle Plaine, died Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center after an extended illnesswith Alzheimer s Disease. Linda was born July 29, 1947 in Windom, MN to Gordon and Edna (Karo) Horkey. She was baptized at First Lutheran Church in Dundee and was confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Windom. Linda graduated from Windom High School. She worked at Fingerhut in Windom, and at Campbell's Soup in Worthington before moving to Minneapolis where she met Mike Kyes. On July 8, 1972, the couple was united in marriage at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Windom. They lived in Fridley and late1: Belle Plaine. Linda helped Mike in his business doing 'billing and paperwork. After her husband's death she lived at Peterson Estates, Westbrook; Pine View, Windom; moving to Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center on June 1, 2010. Linda was active in her church. She enjoyed making ceramics, traveling, and watching ice skating, maintaining her house, yard and gardens, and collecting dolls and nutcrackers. She loved spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren. Survivors include her children: Michelle (Greg) Whiting, Garrison, MN, Corey Kyes, Minneapolis, Chris Kyes, Minneapolis; four grandchildren: Devon, Abigail, Cameron and Stephanie; step granddaughter Bobbi Jo; mother Edna Horkey, Westbrook; brothers: Charles (Marsha) Horkey, South Sioux City, NE, Rick (June) Horkey, Washington, and Ronald (Angle) Horkey, Westbrook; many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her father Gordon; husband Mike June 13, 2001; brother Cicero; and an infant brother, j As cold weather arrives, some tips to help consumers save energy, save money, stay warm As cold weather settles across Minnesota and furnac- es kick in to high gear, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (DER) issued a consumer alert today reminding consumers of some basic energy-saving measures to practice in the frigid winter months ahead. "There are a number of simple things we all can do to save money, save energy, and stay warm this winter," said Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman. "The Minnesota Department of Commerce is committed to helping provide consumers with the information and resources they need to make it through the winter a little warmer, with a little more money in their wallets." Commissioner Rothman and the Department of Commerce encourage all Minnesotans to follow these simple, inexpensive house- hold tips: * Weather strip and caulk windows and doors to elimi- nate air infiltration. * Cover drafty windows with tightly sealed plastic to keep the warm air in. * Open curtains and blinds on south-facing windows to let the sun in during the day to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill from cold windows. * Seal air leaks to prevent cold air infiltration through chimneys, vents, pipes, and wires that penetrate walls, ceilings and attics. Plugging air leaks is one of the most cost-effective ways to con- serve energy and increase comfort, and it will reduce the likelihood of ice dams once the snow flies. * Close your fireplace damper when a fire is not in use to prevent warm air from escaping. If the fireplace is no longer used, seal the flue with an inflatable plug. * Maintain your heating system. Have your furnace or boiler tuned up annually to ensure maximum efficiency, consider replacing them if they're old and inefficient, and clean or replace furnace filters regularly as needed. For wood and pellet-burning heaters, clean the flue vent and the inside of the appli- ance to improve efficiency. * Maintain your water heater by turning it down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only will this save energy, it will reduce the chances of scalds. * Use light-emitting diode or LED--holiday light strings to reduce the expense to decorate your home for the winter holidays. * Take short showers with low-flow shower- heads--instead of baths to reduce hot water use. * Look for the ENERGY STAR label when purchasing new household products. ENERGY STAR signifies strict energy efficiency and reliability guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Visit www.energys- tar.gov. * Use a programmable thermostat. Set your thermo- stat to automatically turn down the heat at night and when you're not at home; if you're home throughout the day, manually turn on and off your heat as needed. These energy-saving tips were collected from several sources, including the U.S. Department of Energy (www. energysavers.gov) and the Minnesota Center for Energy and Environment (www. mncee.org). For more information on energy conservation and energy efficiency, visit the Commerce Department web- site and cl~eck out two con- sumer-friendly energy guides: Home Envelope and Appliances,Lighting, Electronics. The Commerce Department's Division of Energy Resources recom- mends advanced energy audits of homes to diagnose the best ways to save energy. Audits can be facilitated through your electric or gas utility or the Minnesota Building Performance Association (MBPA). To find a list of certified auditors, visit www.mbpa.us. Sentinel Tribune available at: Hoyt Oil & Convenience Bubai Grocery Store Thrifty White Pharmacy Maynard's Grocery ExpressWay Shady Drive-Inn Hear the (:;all Wolves arent alone in needing a balanced ecosystem. Help biologists and sportsmen protect our natural treasures, Salari Clul) hllcnlalional lq)undalit n 800,377.5399 wv~w S;ffar~Ct~bfoundation org & area subscribers & readers A drop box for various news items is located at the... Mercantile 507-859-2600 next to the Walnut Grove Post Office. Hours: Monday- Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For your convenience there is a toll-free number at our Westbrook Office 1-800-410-18.59 I Answers for the Science Quiz on page eight 1)c 2) False 3) Olympic National 4) False 5) watershed COTTONWOOD COUNTY COURT November 18-22, 2011 Speeding: $120.00 - Bryant Glen Taplin, Fairrnont, MN; Amy Irene Engen, Storden, MN; Deborah Kay King, Omaha, MN; Michael Renwick Sample, University Park, IA; Christopher Clifford Thro, Mankato, MN; Thomas Duane Wolff, Dundee, MN $143.00 - Pamela Jean Scholtes, Slayton, MN $180.00 - Hien Huu Nguyen, Bloomington, MN Failure to stop: $130.00 - Elsei Agnes Friesen, Mt. Lake, MN Seat belt: $105.00 -Michael Dean Caviness, Windom, MN; Daniel Richar Claveau, Westbrook, MN Driving w/o valid license: $180.00 - Boualone Chantapanya, Mt. Lake, MN; Mynor Geovani Mendoza, Windom, MN Failure to field: $130.00 - Lukas Garloff, Mt. Lake, MN o The Cottonwood County Historical Society invites you to visit the Festival of Trees in the Remick Gallery begin- ning December 1 through December 23. The museum is open Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. fi 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join the Sons of Norway on December 3 for their annual Jule Kaffe in the morning from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Stop by the museum and enjoy the beautifully dec- orated trees and have a cup of coffee along with a Scandinavian treat. Vote for your favorite tree! While viewing the trees bring your quarter or quarters to vote for your favorite tree. The 17 trees are designed by the following organizations, businesses and individuals: Mickey D's Red Hatters, First Presbyterian Church, Sanford Hospice, Cheryl Hofmann, Friesen Financial LLC, Guardian Inn, Cub Scouts fi Pack 10, Relay for Life, First United Methodist Church, Windom FFA, Compassionate Friends, Windom Service Club (for- merly the Golden K's), Friends of the Windom Library, Sons of Norway, Windom Girl Scouts, Windom Tourist Club, and the Cottonwood County Historical Society. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and is located at 812 Fourth Avenue in Windom. For additional information, please call 831-1134. CLASSIFIED Ph. 274-6136 or 1-800-410-1859 Thu 29/14 Windy with a few snow showers. Fn 12/2 32/22 Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s. / 1'2/5 36/19 Rain and snow show- ers. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the upper teens. 31/1 24/11 Mix of sunMix of sun and clouds, and clouds. 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