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March is National Nutrition Month: Easy healthy homemade granola

By Jill Fleming, Registered Dietician at VMH

Homemade granola can be a healthy and delicious treat, but most store-bought granola is high in sugar, contains unhealthy fats and is packed full of fillers and unnecessary ingredients. Making your own granola at home is easy and allows you to control the amount of sweetness and quality of ingredients.

Whole oats are full of good-for-you soluble fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals (folate, iron and magnesium). You can find your 100% rolled oats in the cereal aisle of your local grocery store. Be sure you are buying 100% whole rolled oats, not “instant” or “quick cooking.”

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Community CPR for child care providers and lay people offered at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, in cooperation with the American Heart Association, is offering a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for lay people (those not working in healthcare), which includes child care providers, Monday, April 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The CPR class, which will cover adult, child and infant CPR, will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of the hospital. The cost of the class, for certification or recertification, is the same. The card received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years.

CPR is administered when someone’s breathing, pulse, or both, stop. Some five million individuals each year receive CPR training by instructors certified by the American Heart Association. The timely application of CPR has been credited with saving thousands of lives each year in the United States.

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Memorials received by Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Robert Axmear by Dave and Rita Newton, Dave and Laurie Martin, JC and Natalie Kelly, Carolyn Heying, Jeff and Amy Sommer, Darrel and Rosanne Wicks, Marilyn and Lyle Larson, Mavis Berns, Craig and Barb Lensing, Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Kenny and Shirley O’Hara, Fred and Geralyn Smith, Rick and Cathy Larson, Jeff Mitchell, Brad and Becky Benzing, Bob and Joyce Schorg, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Bernard and Eileen Berns, Dan and Mary Anne Otting, Scott and Cheryl Livingston, Jerry and Linda Siegrist and Brad and Erin Berns.

Memorials are greatly appreciated by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation. The Foundation is a 501C3 organization. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. Memorials and donations can be sent to Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation, 40 First Street SE, Waukon, IA  52172.
 

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Niece and aunt donate to Children With Hair Loss organization ...

Four-year-old Ellsy Koenig of Waukon and her aunt, 20-year-old Thea Meyer of Waukon, each recently donated eight inches of their hair to the Children With Hair Loss non-profit organization, which provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss with a mission of “Covering young heads to heal young hearts.” More information about the organization can be found online at www.childrenwithhairloss.us. This is Thea’s second such donation to the organization, and she had her hair cut by Kristen Fuelling at Signature Styles by Kristen in Monona. Inspired by her aunt’s generosity, Ellsy made her first donation and had her hair cut by Julie Snitker at Classic Designs in Waukon. Submitted photo.
 

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Birth announcement: Zezulka

Clint Zezulka and Darrian Szajna of Decorah announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Zezulka, born March 9, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs. 7 ozs. and measured 19 inches in length at the time of her birth.

Grandparents are Danny and Jamie Isaacson of Cresco and Arnold and Shirley Zezulka of Dorchester. Great-grandparents are Ron and Terri Edman of Oconomowoc, WI.

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Birth announcement: Kalish

Michael Kalish and Chrissy Romine of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Eli Michael Kalish, born March 15, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 6 lbs. 14 ozs. and measured 21 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins siblings, Makenzie (10), Ben (8) and Brayden (4).

Grandparents are Sherry Sprosty of Farmersburg, Steve Onsager and Diana Kalish of Waukon and Ron and Bridget Kalish of Prairie du Chien, WI. Great-grandparents are Lee and Letha Folsom of Waukon and Ronny and Carol Kalish of Prairie du Chien, WI.
 

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Birth announcement: Miner

Cory and Stacy Miner of Postville announce the birth of their daughter, Karsyn JoLynn Miner, born March 21, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 9 lbs. 7 ozs. and measured 20-3/4 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins sisters, Regan (3) and Dylan (16 months).

Grandparents are Dick and Cindy Berns of Postville and Guy and Sheryl Miner of Castalia. Great-grandparents are Keith and Verta Kerr of Postville and Barb Ungerer of Hawkeye.

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Birth announcement: Caston

James E. Caston and Abigail E. Caston of Postville announce the birth of their daughter, Arabella Marie Caston, born March 20, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs. 3 ozs. and measured 22-1/4 inches in length at the time of her birth.

Grandparents are Eric and Karla Johnson, Kevin and Lori Pritchard and Earl Caston.

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Birth announcement: Creasman

Brian and Samantha Creasman of Lansing announce the birth of their son, Emsley Mar Mankato Creasman, born March 20, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs. 9 ozs. and measured 22-1/4 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins a sister, Nayelly (3).

Grandparents are Juan and Rebecca Rosas of Lansing and Diane Whitner of McGregor. Great-grandparents are Arden and Barb Sprain of La Crosse, WI.
 

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And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, "Editor Emeritus"

... that almost everyone has a story to tell about trying to get through the “menu” of telephone options robotically provided when trying to contact a utility or big business.

I had noticed that the streetlight on my corner was out on a Friday night. I figured it would be pointless to report that over the weekend. I was hoping that someone would call Alliant and so waited through Monday to see if it would be taken care of. When it wasn’t, I called Tuesday, and after a few menu choices, was put in touch with a human. That person switched me to a different department after listening to the problem, and so I got to talk to a second human. She took down the information and noted that depending on workload, it could take as much as a week before they would get to it. Both humans were very respectful and professional.

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