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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Page 6 Van Loh recognized by Minnesota Farm Bureau David Van Loh from Bureau Federation&apos;s 95th Cottonwood County Annual Meeting. Van Farm Bureau received Loh was recognized as a recognition for continu- Planters Award member ous outstanding mem- in the Producer's Club for bership recruitment in signing at least 15 new Bloomington on November members in five years. 22 during Minnesota Farm WESTBROOK SENIOR SERVICES Dee. 4-11, 2013 Senior Nutrition Services serving at the The Recipe at 11:30 a.m. each operating clay. Wednesday: Lasagna, CA blend, lettuce, garlic bread Thursday: Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cake Friday: Beef stew, biscuit, fruit cocktail bar Monday: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, pineapple Tuesday: Creamed chick- en pasta, broccoli, apple cake Wednesday: Meat loaf, parsley potatoes, corn, man- darin oranges Menus subject to change For reservations call Angle at The Recipe, 274-5352 by noon one day in advance. Lutheran Social Services is funded in part under the Older Americans Act under contract with the Southwest Agency on Aging. GLANCES IN THE PAST FIFTEEN YEARS AGO December 2, 1998 Paamaq, a 17 -year-old student from Greenland is living with Steve and Dixie Severson while attending WWG High School. She is of Swedish and Greenlandic nationality. Thanks to a $1,000 gift from CenturyTel, the local telephone service provider for Westbrook and several surrounding communities, the Westbrook Education Foundation has purchased a new spotlight for the high school auditorium. Coach Leo Theisen and Coach Carter Ross were selected as Lyon County Independent co-coaches of thear. THIRTY YEARS AGO December 1, 1983 Kevin Eichner has started his own company known as The Financial Collaborative, in St. Louis, MO. Eichner refers to his firm as a "spe- cialized boutique" of finan- cial services. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Eichner and the grandson of Hilda Eiclmer and Hilda Pederson. Westbrook High School football players Brian Phipps and B.J. Madson were recent- ly named to the All Area Team. The Christmas season officially starts in Westbrook on Saturday, December 3, when the free movies begin. Sponsored by the Westbrook Chamber of Commerce, the movies will begin at 2 p.m. and run for about an hour. FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO December 5, 1968 Nearly 250 youngsters saw the free movie last week. Marlin Schmidt of the Commercial Club is in charge of showing the free Walt Disney movies each Saturday afternoon. There are 6 Walt Disney cartoons scheduled for this coming Saturday. Keith Lindstrom, soon of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lindstrom, lost part of three fingers on his right hand Saturday afternoon in a corn picking accident. Keith lives m St. Paul, but was home for the holiday weekend and was helping pick corn when the mounted picker clogged, due to mud collecting on a sprocket and chain. His right hand became caught while getting off the tractor to clear the mud. The Dovray school had Thanksgiving dinner at the Westbrook school lunch room last Tuesday. Potential problems for pets arise during the holidays Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urg- ing people to practice caution over the holidays as many of the items prepared for humans to feast on, may pose serious problems to their furry friends. During the holidays, there is a significant uptick in pet- related emergencies, many of which are avoidable. Some of these problems include gastrointestinal irri- tations with vomiting and diarrhea, pancreatitis from eating foods high in fat, and an increase in animals being struck by vehicles. By practicing these safety precautions and tips, you may just save your furry friend's life: * Turkey bones, chicken bones and ham bones can splinter and cause the intes- tinal track to become per- forated. Foods high in fat content can cause pancreatitis in companion animals. Make sure to seal garbage bags and place them in a tightly covered container to prevent your pets from getting into something that could injure them. * Many spices and foods that are safe for humans are not safe for animals. Onions, garlic, chocolate, raisins, grapes, macadamia nuts, the sugar substitute xylitol, and raw or undercooked food can create major problems for pets. Make sure friends and family aren't sneaking treats to your pets. It is best to keep your pets on their normal diets. * Doors that are left unin- tentionally open can result in your pet being hit by a car. As guests and deliveries come and go, make sure pets remain safely inside. * Poinsettias are also toxic to pets. Make sure these plants are out of reach from pets. * Traveling can be stress- ful for pets. If traveling with pets, make sure they are comfortable. Get them accli- mated when they are young by taking them on trips. If needed, herbal remedies or medications can be provided by your veterinarian to assist with calming a pet. "Every year, at each of our hospitals around the coun- try, we see an increase in emergencies during the holi- days, many of which are avoidable," said Dr. Jennifer Welser, chief medical offi- cer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners. "While prevention is certainly the best way to avoid an emergency, if people do notice their pet exhibiting unusual behavior or symptoms of an emergen- cy, they should get their pet to their veterinarian or near- est emergency veterinarian as soon as possible. Sanford Westbrook Medical Center Receives Guardian of Excellence Award Sanford Westbrook Medical Center is proud to announce it has been named a 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-per- forming facilities that con- sistently achieved the 95th percentile of performance in Patient Satisfaction. The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a health care industry sym- bol of achievement. Fewer than 5% of all Press Ganey clients reach this threshold and consistently maintain it for the one year reporting period. Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities, including more than half of all U.S. hospitals, to measure and improve the patient experience. "We are proud to partner with Sanford Westbrook Medical Center," said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. "Achieving this level of excellence reflects the Shetek Home Care Receives organization's commitment to delivering outstanding service and quality. Sanford Westbrook efforts benefit patients in the Westbrook and will lead to improved patient experiences." "Sanford Westbrook is proud of the recognition for the quality of care that our staff gives to the patients that come to our facility", said Stacy Barstad, CEO Sanford Westbrook Medical Center. The satisfaction of our patients obviously is a reflection of this care and the reputation of the Sanford Westbrook Medical Center "Appreciation to you for choosing Sanford Westbrook to share in meeting your health care needs. This award is possible because you have taken the time and energy to complete the surveys to help us improve our services", said Diana Williams RN, Performance Improvement Coordinator at Sanford Westbrook. Guardian of Excellence Award Shetek Home Care is proud to announce it has been named a 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-per- forming facilities that con- sistently achieved the 95th percentile of performance in Patient Satisfaction. The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a health care industry symbol of achievement. Fewer than 5% of all Press Ganey clients reach this threshold and con- sistently maintain it for the one year reporting period. Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities, including more than half of all U.S. hospi- Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph.507-274-6136 1-800-410-1859 tals, to measure and improve the patient experience. "We are proud to partner with Shetek Home Care," said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. "Achieving this level of excellence reflects the organization's commit- ment to delivering outstand- ing service and quality. Shetek Home Care efforts benefit patients in Tracy, Westbrook, Slayton and sur- rounding areas and will lead to improved patient experi- ences." "This is a very special award to receive-achieving the 95% in patient satisfac- tion for 4th quarter of a year from May 2012 through April 2013. I want to salute my team-my three registered nurses, my thirteen home health aides and the physi- cal/occupational therapy staff who bring personalized care and compassion to the patients in their homes," said Marianne Boerboom, Home Health Care RN Manager. This group of individuals truly makes a difference to patients at a time when they are most vulnerable. It is through their kind words of encouragement, their com- petent clinical care and their gentle touch that our patients are able to remain in their homes with the dignity they desire. Appreciation to them for all they do." ] r Your friendship and trust are gifts we treasure.  ":<:':1 Please join us for sandwiches, cider and holiday treats! Wednesday, December I I  9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Westbrook 507.274.6133 640 I st Ave. bankmidwet.com [ F r.e...e,,.W.,.o, rks.lloO P Presented by Attorney Pat Lowther Call 651-345-3445 to reserve your spot Monday, December gt, 1-3 pm Westbrook Community Center How to do this: And avoid these: - Transfer your farm to - Probate the next generation - Death Taxes - Treat Family members - Nursing Home fairly Expenses - Plan for your long-term , tare g NOTICE Red Rock Sportsman's Club gives notice that it will be installing the aeration system in North and South Double Lake, Bean Lake. Weather conditions may cause the areas of thin ice and open water to fluctuate greatly. Stay clear of the marked areal 2132(