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Winthrop News Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2003 Page 7 I (;FW lligh Schtmi celebrated Snow Week last week which cul- minated in an activity lest filled with strange competitions on Friday. "Fop left: Who needs a glass? That was .lames Panning's attitude as he threw back a gallon of milk un his way to victory in the milk drinking contest. To his left is Andrea Wortz and to his right in Mark Leitheiser. Bottom left: If you have a student that can't be quiet in class, the peanut butter eating contest would be perfect for them. From left to right: Tina Bruns, Nate Fide, Tim Law, Jeff Bertrang and champi- on Krystie Kaukola. Top right: Tony Draeger won the hard boiled egg eating contest. Deb ltanson (right) also competed in the contest. Bottom right: Dawn Lunderborg takes the champi- onship in the (;reco Roman Ramien Noodle Wrestling con- test. She is wrestling Amanda Brown. Joe Mages won the boys wrestling contest while Kurt Weikle won the chili eating con- test. Photos by GFW Yearbook ....... County recoups most of purchasing group costs Sibley County has recouped nearly all of its costs from establish- ing South Country Health Alliance. a county-based health care putchas- ing program with eight area cotm- ties. Vicki Stock, Sibley County Human Services Director, said that the alliance has implemented ways for the counties to recover costs. Counties receive $100 for each newly opened case, $25/month per child for Ioster care, $25/month for each elderly waiver client, and a $25 incentive tbr lead screening. Sibley County has 842 client.,, enrolled in South Country tleahh Alliance. Stock anticipates by the end ol 2003. Sibley County will have recovered all of its costs. Stock explained in other busi- ness with social services supervisor Tamra Rovney explained changes to a program affecting developmen- tally disabled clients. In the past, the state h:ts p,'ovid- ed counties with funds ;.illd a cctl;illl number of "slots" It) keep disabled people in the community. Sibley County's $3 million has been reduced to $2.5 million and now rolled into one lx~ol of funds. "We're not sure how it will affect locally," Rovney said. Fifty- six clients are served by the pro- gram here. Traditionally Sibley County has not spent all of the money available because it iS in a rural a,ea and enough staff have not been available, Rovney explained. Rovney was con- cemed that commissioners may hear alxmt service reductions. The goal is to continue to main- tail services for all clients, she said. In other business, the Human Services Board: Hired Jennifer Young as office support specialist effective Feb. 18. Learned that 14 application