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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Page 7 MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS WALNUT GROVE SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES TEN YEARS AGO December 13, 2000 It is a little over a week before winter officially begins, unofficially it has begun in a big way. Already there has been more snow and more cold than the bulk of the last 2 winters put together. Monday morning with the temperature zero and the wind blowing at 10-20 m.p.h., made visibili- ty low at times. An electric motor on the elevator at Valley View Apartments burned out and caused smoke to fill the first floor of the 3-story com- plex. Friday a new power unit was ordered and has been installed, and the ele- vator is up and running. TWENTY YEARS AGO December 12,, 1990 Rusty Miller assumed the position of Walnut Grove Police Chief on Monday, December 3. He and his wife Elizabeth and minia- ture daschund, Oscar, moved to Walnut Grove on Thursday. Postmaster Pat Hansen hosted a retirement recep- tion for retiring rural mail carrier Bob Alcorn. Bob retired as of November 30, after serving a total of 37 years at the Post Office. THIRTY YEARS AGO December 11, 1980 The MN Corn Processors, a newly formed cooperative for the nine county region that includes Redwood and Lyon Counties, has sched- uled informational meetings for the week of December 15. The meetingsare being held to inform corn produc- ers of the benefits of estab- lishing a milling plant, reg- ister new members, and determine if there is enough producer support to estab- lish the milling plant. Members of the Walnut Grove Fire Department held their annual Christmas party last Friday night at the Walnut Grove Community Center. Former members were guests. Former mem- bers are Dwight Jacobs, Wyman Tadd, Maynard Nelson, Emil Steffen, Loren Buterbuagh, Oran Soil, Loren Hoyt, Hans Bauman, and Vin Anderson. Absent, but usually attending were Fred 'Schilling, Charlie Baxter, and Don Friend. Childbirth Classes The Obstetrical Department at the Redwood Area Hospital will be offer- ing childbirth preparation classes on Saturday, February 5 from 9am-4:30 p.m. This class will be held at the Redwood Area Hospital in the Education Room, please use the entrance on Gould Street, Topics to be covered include nutrition, exercise, labor and delivery, newborn 'Turkey stamp contest entries December 20-24, 2010 Senior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday. Monday: Salisbury steak, twice baked potatoes, green beans, fruit sauce Tuesday: Chicken, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, dessert Wednesday: Liver & onions or meatballs, mashed potatoes, cabbage, dessert Thursday: Chicken stuffing casserole, corn, [ dessert Friday: Salmon loaf, mashed potatoes, creamed peas, dessert For reservations call 859- 2133 one day in advance. Senior Dining is a joint partnership of your commu- nity and Lutheran Social Services, funded, in part, under the Older Americans Act. COUNTRY VIEW WEEKLY Front row: Charles Reinert, Bruce Baker, William Pamp, David Hicks. 2nd row: John By Kim Rolling Vickerman, Clair Baker, James Vickerman, Exec. Director/Nurse Manager Arthur Marben, Michael Murphy. 3rd row: Douglas Pamp, Curtis Reinert. Submitted photo The snow has been falling and the surroundings are's winter! The ten- ants have been enjoying looking out at the snow, but are in no hurry to get out into the cold! Activities this week have included SkipBo, J-I-N-G-O, BINGO, PoKeNo, Bone Builders, Bible Study, Ecumenical Church Services, Secret Santa, Stretching with Ashlee, Adopt-A-Grandparent and Christmas Cookie Decorating. As we look forward to next week special activities will include Hand & Foot Beer floats on Tuesday, the bus ride to Marshall on Wednesday, the WWG 6th grade band on Thursday and the Kelley Boys on Friday. The regularly scheduled activities will also take place. Again, the communi- ty has been just great coming in with their talents to enter- tain the tenants. We espe- cially enjoy seeing them dur- ing the holiday season. The Springdale Climbers 4-H club was kind enough to come in and sing some Christmas carols last week which was very nice. That's the news from the country. Have a terrific Members and friends of Tracy Masonic Lodge 155 braved the frigid tempera- tures to participate in the annual Recognition Dinner, held at the Fellowship Hall of the Tracy United Methodist Church on December 6. Long time Minnesota Senator and Mason Jim Vickerman was honored for his many years of service to the area and the state of Minnesota. Jim was elected to the Senate in 1987, where he has served continu- ously until his retirement at the end of 2010. Masonic officers elected men to Masonry. "Masonry is a wonderful mentorship opportunity for older men to guide those who will eventually take their places in society," said Bruce Baker, Worshipful Master Women interested in joining the Order of the Eastern Star are also wel- comed. There are Masonic • related organizations for teens as well. Membership in Masonry is growing rapidly nationally, due in part to the favorable attention brought to this ancient and respected group by Dan Brown's nov- canasta on Monday, Root week! and appointed for the coming ets. Masonry is not a reli- accepted year include Worshipful gious organization. In fact, Fc.h Master Bruce Baker, Senior discussion of religion and through New.resea Warden William Pump,politics is not allowed during Junior Warden/Lodge Lodge meetings. Its mem- December 1" ztp V de Education Officer.Charles bersdoholdabeliefina v~%.,,-- Reinert, Senior Deacon higher power, often referred Artists wishing to enterFOVI e 1 nee James Vickerman, Junior to as the Supreme the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources FreI,t#,I.A,AI"} Deacon Michael Murphy, Being. Many earlyleaders (DNR) 2012 wild turkey O e m to Senior Steward Curt Reinert, were Masons, among them stamp contest must submit reatheAct Junior Steward John Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, their entries beginning at 8 Vickerman, chaplain David Sam Houston, Kit Carson, a.m. on Monday, Hicks, and secretary Douglas Buffalo Bill Cody, Lewis and care, postpartum care and car Pamp. Clark, Charles Lindberg, seat safety A tour of the December 13, and ending ........ Local organizations work- , tion, a one-year anniversary The Tracy Masonic Lodgeastronaut Buzz Aldrin, ObstetriCal.., at 14,.p. I on Thursday,. ing, on success of,,, ~public opinion po.ll showedprovides several scholarships Robert Peary, RichardByrd, including ~enew labor and December 30. landmark law • 77 percefii 'of Mi~rs'rtans annuaily t0 TracyArea High and sir Ernest The eastern wild turkeyNew research released in supported the statewide delivery suites, will also be provided. You can also see a virtual tour of the OB depart- ment on our website. The Redwood Area Hospital encourages all expecting parents to attend childbirth preparation classes and parents should make an effort to attend during the second trimester of pregnan- cy. For more information about upcoming childbirth education classes, contact the Education department at 507-637-4527, or visit our website and register online at www.redwoodareahospital. org. ....iFi iI!FI!II?!U ~%~°~!~i~/Έi i~i iii! i!i!il i ?~:~ Cil for Verna Kopperud Dec. 26th 1-4 p.m. Program starting at the December 2010 supple- ment to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) con- cludes that Minnesota's statewide smoke-free law has not adversely affected bar and restaurant employ- ment. The research adds to the growing body of evi- dence on the Freedom to Breathe Act's success and offers the first analysis of independent data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Research conducted at the University of Minnesota found no statistically sig- nificant changes in bar and restaurant employment statewide or regionally after the smoke-free law was implemented. "These find- ings are significant because smoke-free law, of which 41 percent strongly supported the law. The Minnesota Department of Health's Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) is striving to create environments across many sites where people congre- gate that are healthier for everyone - less tobacco use and exposure, increase healthy eating and physical activity. Locally, SHIP grantees are working towardstobacco policy changesfor worksites, schools, communities and healthcare facilities. "This new research is encouraging news," said Bonnie Fredrickson, Cottonwood- Jackson-Redwood-Renville SHIP Coordinator. "The Freedom to Breathe Act is setting precedent for more policies and laws that pro- tect people's health and SHIP is building the foun- dation for better health of all Minnesotans." For more information and the full research supple- ment, please visit clear- (Meleagris gallopavo sil- vestris) must be the pri- mary focus of the design. A panel consisting of members with expertise in art, ornithology, hunting, conservation and printing will judge all entries. Judging will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2011, at DNR headquarters in St. Paul. Revenues from stamp sales are dedicated to the development, restoration, maintenance and preserva- tion of wild turkey habitat in Minnesota. The stamp art contest is open only to Minnesota residents and offers no prizes. Winning artists, may issue limited edition prints of the artwork and retain the proceeds. A of Minnesotans by reducing the harm caused by tobacco. ClearWay Minnesota serves Minnesota through its grant- making program, QUITPLANiE stop-smok- ing services and statewide outreach activities. It is funded with 3 percent of the state's 1998 tobacco settle- ment. For more information on ClearWay Minnesota or QUITPLAN Services, call (952) 767-1400 or visit For more information about SHIP, please visit HYPERLINK http://www. health, form/ship/index.html. School graduates, and col- laborates with the awards of the Walden scholarship for returning service veterans desiring to continue their col- lege educations. Each year for at least the past 30 years, Tracy school kids have been the guests of Masons for an annual trek to the Shrine cir- cus in Sioux Falls. The Tracy Lodge celebrates Masonry with its annual din- ner for recognition of Masonic widows, presenta- tion of special awards, and programs to introduce young Shackleton. Military lead- ers such as Generals John Pershing, Douglas MacArthur, Omar Bradley, and George Marshall, states- men such as Senators Robert Dole and Sir Winston Churchill, and arts leaders such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Mark Twain are among the many who have been proud to associate them- selves with Masonry. For further information about the subject of this press release, please call Charles Reinert at (507) 629 3900. • Sentinel Tribune Tip Line • • If you see news happening or have a • • story idea call our News Tip Line. • • 274-6136 or • • 1 "800-410-1859 . • Due to staff limitations we may not always • be able to respond to your tips or ideas. • However we will do our best to give every • •call full regard. • Thank you for your help and consideration. • • • • • • • • • • • • • 187110 Give the gift that keeps on giving une 621 1st Ave. Westbrook, MN 56183 507-274-6136 or 1-800-410-1859 1:30 p.m. At the Old Westbrook Church Basement employment data is a key reproduction rights agree- indicator of economic merit, granting the DNR impact," said David the right to use the design Willoughby, CEO of for the stamp image and ClearWay MinnesotaSM. other purposes, must be "We now know that the signed and submitted with Freedom to Breathe Act sig- the design to be consid- nificantly improved health ered eligible, without imposing an eco- Complete contest rulesnomic burden on the hospi- waynm'°rg/research" are available online at talityindustry." About ClearWay A second study highlight- MinnesotaSM ClearWay stamps.html. Information ed in AJPM found that air Minnesota is an indepen- also is available by con- pollution from secondhand dent, non-profit organiza- tacting the DNR smoke particles in bars and tion that improves the health Information Center, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4040, or by calling 651-296-6157 or toll free 1-888-MINNDNR (646-6367). Please let your presence be your gift. NOTICE OF OFFICER CANDIDATE FILING DATES restaurants decreased by more than 95 percent after implementation of the law. Conducted by the Center for Energy and Environment, these findings offer further proof that comprehensive smoke-free laws offer immediate protection to workers and customers from the dangerous particles found in secondhand smoke. The studies highlighted in the supplement add to the already significant research on the success of this land- mark health pol~y. Past research has shdkvn that hospitality workers are healthier thanks to the Freedom to Breathe Act. According to a 2008 study conducted by the University of Minnesota Cancer Center, Minnesota's smoke-free law reduced exposure to cancer- causing carcinogens in non- smoking hospitality work- ers by 85 percent. In addi- SMALL RICE RESULTS To the residents of North Hero Township: Notice is hereby given that the offices to be elected at the upcoming March 2011 election are: Supervisor (one) and Treasurer. Potential candidates for the stated positions may file an Affadavit of Candidacy with the Township Clerk beginning on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Lynn Swanson, Clerk North Hero Township 187099