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Inside the News Winthrop News All contributions are tax deductible. Homecoming 2010 at GFW It all got underway on Monday night as GFW High School held its 2010 Homecoming coronation. Stephanie Howe was crowned Homecoming Queen and Geo Munoz Homecoming King. Above: The Homecoming Royalty posed for photos after coronation. From left to right: Cheyenne Briese, Ashley Rickheim, Samantha Grewe, Paige Sikkila, King Geo Munoz, Queen Stephanie Howe, Spencer Kruggel, Austin Black, Bruce Prigge and Lucas Seehafer. Left: Each of the underclasses were represented by attendants. Front row, from left to right: Carolin Goebel, Breanna Ahlers and Melanie Jandl. Back row: Alex Howe, Frank Fairchild and Logan Miller. Photos by Michael Mattison Drying and cleaning flooded walls When drying walls after a flood, be fast, thorough, and be safe. Walls must dry from the inside out after being exposed to flood water. The interior framing of walls must be thoroughly dried. Depending on the duration of flooding and the building materials and type of construction of the house, this process may take weeks or even months! Try to remove mud and water quickly. Surface dry materials with heat and air within 24 - 48 hours. Quick drying and removal of con- taminated items may help to pre- vent the onset of biological con- tamination or mold growth. The total drying time depends on the type of materials used to build the house. It also depends on the amount of air circulation and the moisture content of the air. Drying times can be significantly reduced by continuous circulation of heated air over the wet surfaces. Dehumidification will also help. To immediately release the water and mud from wall cavities, remove interior wall finishes and insulation. All wall finishes from the high water line plus any capil- lary rise (water that has been absorbed upward) should be removed and discarded. Capillary action is very strong so this could be as much as 1 1/2 feet above the high water line - maybe more. If you measure, see or feel moisture, remove that portion of the wall and discard it. All insulation that has become wet MUST be removed to facilitate rapid drying. It should then be dis- carded as it will be contaminated. Most insulating materials are adversely affected by water. Even though plaster may survive brief water exposure, the wall cavity must be dried quickly. This helps prevent contamination and poten- tial decay of wood framing mem- bers. Remember, any insulation in the wall cavity that is wet must be removed immediately and discard- ed. With proper cleaning, disinfect- ing and refinishing, it may be pos- sible to salvage trim and wall fin- ishes that are made from solid wood. Most paneling will need to be discarded. A moisture meter can be used to identify wet walls. If you have access to one, you can more readi- ly determine wet walls and finish- es. If you don't have a meter, be conservative about what materials to keep. Discard anything you aren't sure about. The moisture meter is also helpful in determin- ing when walls are dry enough to re-insulate and close up. Moisture meters may be avail- able at building supply stores and through home inspectors. You may also find them on the web. The Minnesota Department of Public Health has a list of Indoor Air Quality service providers. The information number is 1-800-789- 9050. Fall is here! AWANA and MOPS are ready ...are you? Winthrop Covenant Church is happy to continue both our AWANA and MOPS groups this Fall. AWANA will begin on Wednesday, Sept.  I 29th and meets everyWednesday evening I from 6:00-7:30pm. We invite all kids, ages 3 through 6th grades, to join us for fun, games and learning.We have a great group of adult volunteers who make this a night of fun everyWednesday, and we would love for you to join us! Our MOPS groups kick-off on Thursday, M Sept. 23rd (evening group) and Friday Sept. 24th (morning group). MOPS (Mothers of Pre Schoolers) is dedicated to meeting the needs of mothers of kids ages birth through Kindergarten. MOPS groups are a place morns can come - just as they are - to build friendships, receive mothering support, practical helps and spiritual hope.We also have a program for the children of MOSP moms during our meeting time where they will be cared for, learn and play.This year we have 2 groups meeting: our morning group meets 2 Fridays a month, and our Evening Group meets oneThursday a month. For more information on either of these ministries please contact our church office at 507-647-5777 or check out our website at www.wincov.org/ministries. Registration Forms and more information can be found under the MOPS and AWANA headings on this page. Winthrop Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday, September 30 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tanker Bay Sports Bar ALlWitrop ra  owrrs epLoyee re tl to thi cw. Hors d'oeuvres provided by Bu & SonCotron After Hours is a regular semi-annual event sponsored by the Winthrop Area Chamber of Commerce. Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Page 3 THANK YOU A sincere thank you to all who attended our benefit this past weekend. Our family has been blessed by the support we have felt from our community through correspondence, visits, caregivers in Rochester, to warm meals delivered here at home. We are proud to be a part of this community. - Ed and Monica Mages ii G-F-W Doll00 for SCHOLARS  Annual Phone-A-Thon Saturday, October 2, 2010 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. GFW students volunteers will be calling GFW School District residents for pledges on Oct. 2. Dollars for Scholars is a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to GFW Seniors and alumni who are continuing their education after high school. If you are not contacted, please be sure to watch for a letter in your mail the following week. Please showyour =Love of Learning" and support the GFW Dollars for Scholars when you are contacted on October 2nd. 26188 521st Ave., Winthrop, MN NEW LOW PRICE! Wonderful, well maintained farm site. Great outbuildings on 7.13 acres, located on tar road. Home has had many updates, main floor laundry, newer kitchen, maple hardwood floors, leaded glass windows, built-in china hutch. See listing at: www.valley-properties.com PRICE NOW $129,900 Realtor: Jim Hell ..-..,- VALLY PROPERTIES 1214 North Broadway, New Ulm 507-354-1986 Published by Maginafion Press Washington D.C. Winner of Mom's Choice Gold Award and iParenting Media Award The 0rou0hies and Ilebbie Wagenbaoh are eonting to your Library for a storytie F signing! Saturday, October 2nd Winthrop Public Library lO:OO a.m. Edible craft following author visit T PETER I. ROC I002E fr STATE SENATE DISTRICT 23 , Brlr Businesses and jobs back to Minnesota. Pr'mrRize Government 5pending. Impleme a balanced State Budget. Protect farmer's rights to decide what is best for their farming operation. Protect main street business with lower tax rates. Defend th, e debt to life. A NON-CAREER POLITICIAN WITH A COMMON SENSE APPROACH[ www. trockeforse hate .corn paid for by Trad f' Sennte C0rrPctee, C]s , Tramr St. Peter, /t,