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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Page 7 I MIRROR OF BYGONE DaYs TEN YEARS AGO December 19, 2001 AAL Branch 10062 hon- ored local volunteer firemen and volunteer ambulance per- sonnel by presenting each organization with a check for $300. Accepting the checks from Gloria Jacobs, branch treasurer, were Steve Hanson, Walnut Grove fire chief, and David Hemp, representing the ambulance service. Sharon Bakken was among the 200 Girl Scout adult vol- unteers and staff who attend- ed the 25thAnnual Leadership Conference , "Swing into Action!" sponsored by Scouts Peacepipe Council in Redwood Falls, MN. Kim Harnack was the first- place winner in the Lamberton Community Club home light- ins contest of 2001, winning $50 in Lamberton bonus bucks. Placing second was Jim and Jeanna Olson, third was Larry and Jean Lange, and Dorothy Johnson placed fourth. TWENTY YEARS AGO December 18, 1991 Brandi Swenhaugen will represent the WWG Middle School student body at school board meetings this year. Jacob Mathiason has been named alternate. Jim and Roxy Soil were first place winners in the home decorating contest sponsored by the Westbrook Municipal Light Plant, receiving $50 in Westbrook Chamber Bucks. Tom and June Merchant were second- place winners, and Jerald and Donna Goehring were third- place winners. On Wednesday, December 18, the WWG High School Student Council will be act- inS as the "Grim Reaper" to help bring awareness to the dangers of driving drunk or being in the car with someone drunk. Every 20 minutes a student will be taken out of class without waming. The student will then put a black armband on and may have his/her face painted white. This student will be repre- senting the death that occurs every 20 minutes due to drunk driving accidents. THIRTY YEARS AGO December 17, 1981 Jeff Harnack was the win- ner of a three-minute shop- ping spree at Drevers Clover Farm, sponsored by the Micawber Club. Jeff had the option of $100 cash or the three-minute shopping spree, with a maximum of $333.33. He chose the cash, so a second drawing was held with Virgil Osland being the winner. Virgil's option was a 2-minute spree with a maxi- mum of $222.22 or nothing. He chose the shopping spree. Linda and Dean Fujan, who recently purchased the House of Fish and Cheese, held an open house on Saturday, December 12. Cheese, sausage snacks, and hot apple cider were served to visitors throughout the day. Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month January is National Blood Donor Month and the American Red Cross thanks its committed blood donors for dedicating "their time to give hope to patients in need. Throughout the month of January, the American Red Cross is celebrating the con- tributions of millions of blood donors who give patients hope. Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated in an effort to edu- cate Americans about the importance of regular blood donation and the impact it can have on patients in need. Help maintain a stable blood supply by becoming a dedi- cated donor and encouraging others to give for the first time. Make an appointment today and join the nearly 4 million Red Cross blood donors across the country dedicated to changing lives, one donation at a time. How to Donate Blood Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or drivers license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Blood Donation Opportunities LYON COUNTY -- January 12, 1:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m., Tracy United Methodist Church, 162 Morgan Street, Tracy REDWOOD COUNTY January 9 & 10, 1:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m., National Guard Armory, 530 Highway 101, Redwood Falls January 11, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Community Center, 1429 Front Street, Wabasso Drug task forces issued 31 arrest warrants After an extensive twelve month investigation conduct- ed by the BROWN-LYON- LINCOLN-REDWOOD- RENVILLE-DRUG TASK FORCE, twenty-one people were arrested on various other felony-level drug charg- es in Redwood County on December 13, 2011. These arrests followed five other felony-level drug arrests made by the Drug Task Force on December 2, 2011 that were the result of the same investigation. In total, there were 31 arrest warrants issued, of which five remain outstanding. Agents of the Drug Task Force, working with other law enforcement agencies, are working hard to locate and arrest these remaining individuals. All of the defendants arrested on December 13 were scheduled to make initial appearances in Redwood County District Court on that same day. Additional Charges may be forthcoming as a result of this investigation. The following law enforce- ment agencies assisted in the arrests: Redwood County Sheriff's Office, MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Marshall Police Department, Renville County Sheriff's Office, MN State Patrol, Redwood Falls Police depart- ment, Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Lower Sioux Police Department and MN River Valley Drug Task Force. \\; COUNTRY IEW WEEKLY By KJm Rolling Exec. Director/Nurse Manager Country View staff and tenants have had a busy week of activities. We have enjoyed musical entertain- ment of all types this week! The WWG band, the Sahlstrom Family and the Kelley Boys have all been here. The tenants also played BINGO, PoKeNo, J-I-N- G-O, SkipBo, Hand & Foot Cansata, and Rummy. The bus ride, stretching with Ashlee, and Bone Builders also took place this week. Coming up next week we will enjoy the WWG band again on Monday morning along with the 2nd graders singing for us on Wednesday. Wednesday will also be the "secret santa" gift exchange between the tenants. Bible study is planned for Wednesday at 9 a.m. as well. There will be a Christmas movie and popcorn on Friday. Friday will also be the day the the "secret santa" is revealed. Hot cider and muf- fins will be served. That's the news from the country. Have a terrific week! Renville County grounds The Renville County Board of Commissioners passed a policy on July 26, 2011 declaring all Renville County owned grounds, county vehicles, and equip- ment to be "Tobacco Product Free" effective January 1, 2012. This policy excludes county parks, trails, and fair- grounds. The goal of the tobacco flee worksite is to improve the health of all employees, clients, visitors, vendors, and contractors. After carefully considering multiple viewpoints the com- missioners voted to adopt a tobacco free policy for coun- ty owned grounds, vehicles and equipment based on rec- ommendations from the WALNUT GROVE SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES December 26-30, 2011 Senior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday. Monday: Swiss steak, twice mashed potatoes, cab- bage, dessert Tuesday: Chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, dessert Wednesday: CA medley soup, egg salad, sandwiches, dessert Thursday: Tator tot, hot- dish, salad, dessert Friday: Sweet-n-sour chicken, rice squash, 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. CLASSIFIED ADS Renville County Wellness Worksite Team. The Renville County Wellness Worksite Team has been working with Blue Cross Blue Shield Prevention Center and the American Lung Association to survey the needs of the Renville County employees. One of the findings of the survey pointed to employees asking for a decrease in exposure to second-hand smoke. After reviewing the current smok- ing policy, it became appar- ent to the Wellness Worksite Team members that a new tobacco policy would be appropriate. After reviewing best prac- tice tobacco-free policies fi'om Hennepin, Kandiyohi, Lyon and McLeod counties, the Public Health Law Center and the American Lung Association, Wellness Worksite Team members drafted a tobacco-free policy for Renville County. The new policy is intended to sup- port a healthy environment for all employees and visi- tors. It is not intended to force anyone to quit and sup- port will be provided to those who want to quit. The Wellness Worksite Team will be working to provide infor- mation regarding the policy and will also provide support for smoking cessation. Many communications and notices have been used throughout the past four months to make the employ- ees and community aware of the new changes in tobacco use on Renville County prop- erty. There is a copy of the policy on the Renville County website,, signs have been posted at the entrance of building since August, "Truth and Taxation" mailings were printed with a small notice on the envelope, and the County Messenger covered informa- tion about the new policy in its latest edition. The week of December 27 signs will be posted in county owned park- ing lots and on some county buildings. CALL 274-6136 OR I -800-410-I 859 a e fixecl Plum Creek I:: the00ower park was Last spring the foot bridge in severely dam- aged by high water. This fall repairs have been completed so now people can have easy access to that part of the park. Buy, 11, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 or 1-800-410-1859 Gracie's incredible attitude helps her recognize victories in her cancer journey. We're proud to offer mastery, innovation and personalized care at every stage. For all the victories you seek, Sanford Cancer. View my victory story at SANF00}RD" ,Po7. 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