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Editorial comment Extensi_____n World 00o,e, Regional Extension Educator Memories from Helga Barf's scrapbook (Editor's note: This is one in a series of articles, many from The Independent, found in a cherished scrapbook compiled by Ortonville's Helga (Mrs. Sam) Bart.) Killed in Jkction De00:, Pvt. Willard M. Sorensen, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Sorensen of this city, was killed in action in France on December 3, 24 days before his 21st birthday, accord- ing to a telegram received by his par- ents from the War Department, Tuesday. A member of an artillery unit, Pvt. Sorensen had been in France since the invasion. He was inducted to the ser- vice a year ago last March. Born at Mobridge, S. D., Dec. 27 1923, he came to Ortonville with his parents several years ago, attending the local schools. He was graduated from Ortonville high school as a menther of the class of 1941. 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Monetary units of Spain Clue== DOWN 1. Go Over 2. About Hinduism 3. Force out 4. Safe haven 6. Furnish 7. Worldly rather than spiritual 8. East by north 9. Worry 10. __ and Maude 11. Ancient Greek city 12. College army 13. Engage 21. Quantitative fact 22. Coagulated milk 24. Sound 25. Infections 26. Brews 28. Cause havoc 29. CCC sly i olo ; oil a I Ih Y Ic -u- IT t T,- i 16 19 -II/11 29 30 3' 36 5 30. Citrus fruit 31. Lowly 32. Sham a room 33. __ Nui, Easter Island 34. Tel __, Israel city 35. Chose 38. Insures bank's depositem 39. Follow by one's foot 41. Asian nation 42. Square measures 44. Printed 45. Bags 47. Fudged 48. Capital of Morocco 49. Russian lake 50. Carthage queens 51. Wound 52. Fish genus 53. Romanian city 54. Beige 57. Jawless vertebrate 58. Honorable title (Turkish) 59. Viper Community Youth Development Kandiyohi County Extension Office Willmar, MN 3201231-7890 OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME IS STILL IMPORTANT When my kids were born 12 and 14 years ago, my wife and I went to work looking for suitable day care for them. There were certain criteria we were looking for. We wanted them to be with somebody we knew, and we didn't want to A drive them far from home. In our case, we also preferred a home- style environment to an institutional environment. As new parents we were picky about what we wanted. They're older now and 40% of their waking hours are spent in school. That much has changed. But the rest of the time is still up for grabs. When we, as parents, can't be with them we want to know that they are in a positive environment and that they are headed in a good direction. We want their out-of-school time to be quality time. We want places for them to go or things for them to do during the time when we are not home ourselves. But honestly, we're not nearly as picky anymore although all the research out there says we should be. My kids would seem to be on the upper end of needing anything at all to structure their time. But research says they are entering a time when they are at increasing risk when spending lots of time home alone. That's right, 10 and 11 year olds are at less risk staying home alone than are 12 to 13 year-olds. That's hard to believe, but think about it. When bad things happen to kids home alone they often happen in a bigger way to older kids. This does not mean it's healthy for younger kids to stay home alone, just that it's less unhealthy. Interesting. The researcher in this case, Deborah Belle, interviewed and tested kids and family members on the after school lives ofchildren and factors influencing family decision-making over the course of a four-year longitudinal study. She also looked at research on the relationship between well-being and adult supervision. Older youth experience negative outcomes more consistently than younger kids. Some reasons? Parents are more likely to monitor the younger kids even when they are home alone. Belle found that kids drop out of programs around the age of 12. Yet, being 12 to 13 meaas being too old for some things and too young for other things like part-time jobs. As for being picky, not all out-of- school programs are created equal. Things like mpnitoring, adult training and positive relationships among adult leaders and participants makes a big difference in the experience for the kids. What else makes for quality programs for kids? How much is enough and how much is too much? I 11 be writing this column from time to time and will look at different aspects of quality, quantity and accessibility for out-of-school programs for kids. Eric Vogel is an Educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Community Youth Development serving the West Central District that includes Big Stone County. Southwest Minnesota Warmline The Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network, Marshall Regional Resource Center announces the startup of a Warmline in the 18 Counties of Southwest Minnesota. The Warmline is a Non-Crisis phone line that was developed for people who are coping with mental illness. People can call in and chat, receive information, get support, and be empowered by the Consumers and volunteers who staff the line. Hours of the Warmline are 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Monday through Friday (weekend hours by appointment only). The Toll free number is 1-877- 276-6070 or the local Marshall num- ber is 532-399934. d by the late Re,,, George P. Werner D.D. (Edi. note: Following s one of a '-rms ol articles b,, the late son of an Evangelical minister who mo,.ed hs farad,, to Odessa from Minneapolis, living there from 191 to 1934. Your're reading his memories oi life in a small Minnesota town as v,.'rltten to his granddaughter Eltssa Kiskaddon. The author ',,',as born in 1917 in Sleep':, Eye and li,.ed in Blue Earth and Minneapolis before moving to Ode,'a. One of his classmates in Odessa was Re,,,. Dr. Ihno Janssen, no,,,., retired in Walnut Creek. Cal. Some of the memories are from ".,'..'hen the author ',*.as a ,.olunteer tn mission on the island of Sumatra. Re',,,. VVemer passed awa'. late in the year 2000. "A GRAND OLD MAN" (continued from last seekl On March 16, 1871. he married Charlotte Wemer in Brandon, Wise. They then lived near New Ulm for four years. Eight children were born to this union. The eldest child, a daughter died in infancy. There were six boys and two girls. They were Frederick Paul. John Eclward, Reinhart August. Ewald Adolf, Bernhart William, Augusta Charlotte and Helmuth Heinrich. Mrs. Werner was a good wife and mother. She was always kind and never uttered a bad ord about any- one. In the early years of their mar- riage, she wove the cloth and made all the clothing for the family. They also spun the yam for their stockings, etc. In 1872, Mr. Werner took up a 160 acre homestead five miles south- east of Lamberton. He was on. of the pioneer settlers. In time, he bought 240 acres of land around his home- stead. He lnew what it meant to go through those terrible blizzards. which generally lasted three days. One time they tied a rope from the house to the barn so they could teed the stock On one trip to New Ulm to get supplies, he started out in the morn- ing, with the sun shining beautifully. only to have a strong wind come up in the evening, which was the start of a very bad blizzard. He stopped at a small town near New Ulm called lberia. For two days, no one could step outside. On the third day he went to New Ulm. It took him two days to get home. At home, his wife had her cousin Mrs. Bauer staying with her. It was so windy, they couldn't have any fire lit. so they stayed in bed and ate frozen bread and water. Finally, they decided to step outside. When they got outside, the wind took them in every' direction. Mrs. Werner was thrown against a woodpile. She called to her cousin until they found each other in the blinding snow. They both got down on their hands and knees and crawled back to the house. His first house was a dugout, much like a cave and was located near New Ulm. The next house was a log cabin. The furniture was all made by hand. When the elder of the church came to stay, he would sleep in the loft of the log cabin. To get to the loft, he would climb a ladder to the window to get in.Hay was spread out on the floor and a quilt was lain over top. Mrs. Werner always had lard for the Elder" s bread. When they moved to Germantown, they dismantled their log cabin and took it along with them and set it up in Germantown. In 1872 they had a great grasshop- per plague. It lasted four years and came just when the wheat was head- ing out. At night the fields would look as though they were covered with ice. The grasshoppers would lay their eggs in the ground and in the spring the grasshoppers would come out of their eggs. Mr. Werner covered his cabbage plants with dirt, but the grasshoppers would crawl under- neath and eat the cabbage anyway. (continued next week) BIG STONE COUNTY COMMISSIONER District #2 Paid advertisemenl paid far and inserted by the candidate on his own behalf, 80875 - 2801h Street, Graceville, MN 56240. J INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BNG QUICK RESULTS! j WHYRENT? Now you can buy a home of your own with No Down Payment. Three great loan programs to choose from, FREE qualification and speedy, automated approvals. Call today, you may be able to buy a lot more home than you expected. Midstate Mort e ~ Convenient Hometown Health Care ~ LOCATED RT: / & Manor, Apt. No. 3 113 - 3rd Avenue Bellingham, MN 56212 Hour=Tuesday&Friday]. 8:  to 12!30 PM 1 ,, 320-598-7551 for appointnsmts. We Make A Difference Bellingham Clinic is a satellite site of Lac qui Parle Clinic, Madison, MN. 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