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eens prepare to teach recently attended a ons Cross-Age Teen Sponsored by the of Minnesota Extension Big Stone County, students the Clinton-Graceville- Browns Valley and Schools participated. Decisions is a program where high school youth learn teach- ing skills and activities they can lead with upper elementary youth. The program is divided into three lessons on Alcohol and Drug Facts, Consequences and Decision Making Skills, and Refusal Skills. Activities focus on the knowledge, skills and attitudes the teen teachers want to share with the younger stu- dents. In the training evaluation, the potential teen teachers said they did know it is easier for kids to get addict- ed and that they felt that their future teaching would "give me a better understanding of what I'm teaching." NTS AT THE CHEMICAL DECISIONS CROSS-AGE TEEN TEACHER TRAINING from the Valley High School. These youth will be visiting the upper elementary classrooms of their school to drug and alcohol use. ITS AT THE CHEMICAL DECISIONS Cross-Age Teen Training from the Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley High School. Youth will be visiting the upper elementary classrooms of their to, teach about drug and alcohol use. aries Rien Athlene was born to Martin and Eva (Hausauer) Verheui at Wilmot, Rien, 78, died Dec. 27, NY. SD on Nov. 20, 1920. She graduated from Ortonville High School and worked for C.J. Benson, N.W. Belland Geier Bros. On Jan. 20, 1946 she was married to Emil Clayton Rien. After marriage they resided in Minneapolis, Duluth, Pittsburgh, Buffalo (twice), and Chicago. She is survived by her husband, two daughters Janet (Charles) Stevens of York, PA, and Diane (Craig) Phinney of Lockport, NY, four grandchildren and one sister Bernice Ward of Buffalo. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother George (Jiggs) Verheul and two sisters Helen Lieb and Gladys Verheul. State Auto Honors Phyllis Gruenwald Phyllis Gruenwald retired from State Auto Insurance Company ef- fective February 1st. She was with the company for over 30 years. As a personal lines specialist, she un- derwrote Minnesota insurance policies. A retirement open house was held for her on Friday, January 22nd, in the State Auto cafeteria where She received an engraved mantel clock from the company. PARTICIPANTS AT THE CHEMICAL DECISIONS CROSS-AGE TEEN TEACHER TRAINING from the Wheaton High School. These youth will be visiting the upper elementary classrooms of their school to teach about drug and alcohol use. C ourktryside Public Health more than nurses and needles When people mention Countryside Public Health, most think of the nurs- ing services that are offered. Many don't know that Countryside Public Health has an Environmental Health Section. You can get valuable infor- mation ranging from health inspec- tion reports on your favorite restau- rant to solutions for air quality prob- lems in your home. Below are some questions regarding the Environmental Health Section. Q: What type of services does the Environmental Health Section offer? A: The Environmental Health Section is comprised of the Director, Cathlene Hockert and a part-time Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Kristin Lee. Together, they have almost 20 years of experience in Environmental ,Health. The main focus is on educating, licensing and inspecting of all of the food, beverage and lodging establishments within Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine Counties. The Environmental Health Staff work in cooperation with the establishment owners/operators to maintain safe food practices. This is obtained through Food Safety Classes, on-site education, inspections, newsletters and consultation. Although the inspectors must enforce the Health Codes, stressing education is just as important. It is necessary for the establishment owner/operator to understand why something may con- tribute to food poisoning, so that the practice or situation can be eliminat- ed or modified. Q: Is there any way I can get my water quality tested? A: Countryside Public Health also has a water analysis laboratory that is available Monday through Thursday for testing the quality of your drink- ing water. The water sampling kits can be obtained by picking them up at any of the CPHS offices. The sam- ple kits can be dropped off or mailed to the Benson office. The lab is in the process of becoming certified by the State of Minnesota, which will allow the laboratory to expand the types of compounds analyzed and the area served. Q: Can I see how well my favorite restaurant, bar or motel scored on its health inspection? A: Yes! Health Inspection Reports are considered public records. Copies of the report can be viewed at Countryside Public Health business office, located in Benson. It is required that you schedule an appointment to view the records, so staff is available to assist you. The Environmental Health Section strongly supports growth of small businesses in the community and is available to offer information or con- sultation'to anyone interested in obtaining a Health License to operate a food, beverage or lodging establish- ment. It is important to contact the staff prior to constructing, opening or operating a new business as there are regulations and procedures that are required prior to granting a license. For further information regarding the Environmental Health Section, other services we offer or obtaining a food, beverage or lodging license, please contact Cathlene Hockert or Kristin Lee at 320-843-4546. St. Bernard's Hospital & Unity Square want you to be Uni. *Results will be week in March at U . nx S uare Informaiortiwimclude glucose, total ty q . cholesterol, triglycerid hd HDL cholesterol. *Cost- only '30 per person For more information contact John Drager at 432-4538 ext. 231 or oth at 432-9236 CLIP & BRING IN FOR "NNGINTNATION IN THE PROMOTION OF THE CENTURY  club ,f , .S1500 in prize money/ }  .Every Sunday v .Registration begins at 12:30, Tournament begins at 1:30 .Call Guest Services for details 0 U R N A M [ N l Every Thursday at 7pro Free hors d'oeuvres from 6-7pro 1 flee drink with buy-in 100% paybacl leb. 9, 1999  INDEPENDENT Page 3b eens prepare to teach recently attended a ons Cross-Age Teen Sponsored by the of Minnesota Extension Big Stone County, students the Clinton-Graceville- Browns Valley and Schools participated. Decisions is a program where high school youth learn teach- ing skills and activities they can lead with upper elementary youth. The program is divided into three lessons on Alcohol and Drug Facts, Consequences and Decision Making Skills, and Refusal Skills. Activities focus on the knowledge, skills and attitudes the teen teachers want to share with the younger stu- dents. In the training evaluation, the potential teen teachers said they did know it is easier for kids to get addict- ed and that they felt that their future teaching would "give me a better understanding of what I'm teaching." NTS AT THE CHEMICAL DECISIONS CROSS-AGE TEEN TEACHER TRAINING from the Valley High School. These youth will be visiting the upper elementary classrooms of their school to drug and alcohol use. ITS AT THE CHEMICAL DECISIONS Cross-Age Teen Training from the Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley High School. Youth will be visiting the upper elementary classrooms of their to, teach about drug and alcohol use. aries Rien Athlene was born to Martin and Eva (Hausauer) Verheui at Wilmot, Rien, 78, died Dec. 27, NY. SD on Nov. 20, 1920. She graduated from Ortonville High School and worked for C.J. Benson, N.W. Belland Geier Bros. On Jan. 20, 1946 she was married to Emil Clayton Rien. After marriage they resided in Minneapolis, Duluth, Pittsburgh, Buffalo (twice), and Chicago. She is survived by her husband, two daughters Janet (Charles) Stevens of York, PA, and Diane (Craig) Phinney of Lockport, NY, four grandchildren and one sister Bernice Ward of Buffalo. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother George (Jiggs) Verheul and two sisters Helen Lieb and Gladys Verheul. State Auto Honors Phyllis Gruenwald Phyllis Gruenwald retired from State Auto Insurance Company ef- fective February 1st. She was with the company for over 30 years. As a personal lines specialist, she un- derwrote Minnesota insurance policies. A retirement open house was held for her on Friday, January 22nd, in the State Auto cafeteria where She received an engraved mantel clock from the company. PARTICIPANTS AT THE CHEMICAL DECISIONS CROSS-AGE TEEN TEACHER TRAINING from the Wheaton High School. These youth will be visiting the upper elementary classrooms of their school to teach about drug and alcohol use. C ourktryside Public Health more than nurses and needles When people mention Countryside Public Health, most think of the nurs- ing services that are offered. Many don't know that Countryside Public Health has an Environmental Health Section. You can get valuable infor- mation ranging from health inspec- tion reports on your favorite restau- rant to solutions for air quality prob- lems in your home. Below are some questions regarding the Environmental Health Section. Q: What type of services does the Environmental Health Section offer? A: The Environmental Health Section is comprised of the Director, Cathlene Hockert and a part-time Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Kristin Lee. Together, they have almost 20 years of experience in Environmental ,Health. The main focus is on educating, licensing and inspecting of all of the food, beverage and lodging establishments within Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine Counties. The Environmental Health Staff work in cooperation with the establishment owners/operators to maintain safe food practices. This is obtained through Food Safety Classes, on-site education, inspections, newsletters and consultation. Although the inspectors must enforce the Health Codes, stressing education is just as important. It is necessary for the establishment owner/operator to understand why something may con- tribute to food poisoning, so that the practice or situation can be eliminat- ed or modified. Q: Is there any way I can get my water quality tested? A: Countryside Public Health also has a water analysis laboratory that is available Monday through Thursday for testing the quality of your drink- ing water. The water sampling kits can be obtained by picking them up at any of the CPHS offices. The sam- ple kits can be dropped off or mailed to the Benson office. The lab is in the process of becoming certified by the State of Minnesota, which will allow the laboratory to expand the types of compounds analyzed and the area served. Q: Can I see how well my favorite restaurant, bar or motel scored on its health inspection? A: Yes! Health Inspection Reports are considered public records. Copies of the report can be viewed at Countryside Public Health business office, located in Benson. It is required that you schedule an appointment to view the records, so staff is available to assist you. The Environmental Health Section strongly supports growth of small businesses in the community and is available to offer information or con- sultation'to anyone interested in obtaining a Health License to operate a food, beverage or lodging establish- ment. It is important to contact the staff prior to constructing, opening or operating a new business as there are regulations and procedures that are required prior to granting a license. For further information regarding the Environmental Health Section, other services we offer or obtaining a food, beverage or lodging license, please contact Cathlene Hockert or Kristin Lee at 320-843-4546. St. Bernard's Hospital & Unity Square want you to be Uni. *Results will be week in March at U . nx S uare Informaiortiwimclude glucose, total ty q . cholesterol, triglycerid hd HDL cholesterol. *Cost- only '30 per person For more information contact John Drager at 432-4538 ext. 231 or oth at 432-9236 CLIP & BRING IN FOR "NNGINTNATION IN THE PROMOTION OF THE CENTURY  club ,f , .S1500 in prize money/ }  .Every Sunday v .Registration begins at 12:30, Tournament begins at 1:30 .Call Guest Services for details 0 U R N A M [ N l Every Thursday at 7pro Free hors d'oeuvres from 6-7pro 1 flee drink with buy-in 100% paybacl leb. 9, 1999  INDEPENDENT Page 3b