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racc I.- n ) QP SWCD SUPERVISORS from left to right Milo Moen, Nancy Breberg, John Rebehn congratulate Barb ersc d Eldon Schmidt for being chosen Minnesota's Farmer/Sporlsman for 1997. eme i:*00tSch m idt's honored t state convention and Barbara Schmidt, recently received the Minnesota Outstanding Award sponsored Sportshow and the Association of Soil and Conservation Districts The award was presented Dec. 9 at awards luncheon at the 61 st annual nvein of the MASWCDin l_ster. The Farmer Magazine and MASWCD also honored them as 'Utstanding Conservationists from ac qui Parle Soil and Water nServation District. "l'he Schmidts deserve to be hon- i Ced for their contributions to our :oUnty,,, said Ed Radermacher, super- visor for LqP SWCD, which nominat- ed them. "Eldon and Barb have shown leadership by their tree planting, pas- ture practices, and erosion control efforts." Others attending the convention from this area include John Rebehn, Louisburg, Milo Moen, Boyd, and Nancy Breberg, Dawson, supervisors; and Sonja Farmer, Marietta, Kurt Larsen, Madison and Mary Larsen, Ortonville, SWCD staff. John Rebehn said that hearing keynote speaker astronaut Mike Mullane speak on leadership and teamwork was a highlight of the con- vention. Although Mullane spoke about his experiences as an astronaut, his advice pertained to people in all areas of work, including conservation, Rebehn said. "He talked about training, commu- nication, ownership of responsibility, trust, and vulnerability," Rebehn said. "those fundamental qualities are important on any good team." Supervisors and staff also had the opportunity to attend training sessions on a variety of topics, such as erosion control, the livestock industry, and land use. About 850 people attended the convention. A number of other awards were given at the convention, including first place poster and first place essay, elementary division, to Karissa Enger of Madison. On Economic Development Community economic development By Cai Clark LOOK IN THE RIGHT PLACES FOR NEW INDUSTRY Knowing where to focus business recruitment efforts is one of the most important things a community can learn in economic development, according to the cover story by Bill King in the August 1997 issue of Inside E.D. newsletter. The story starts out acknowledging that "we all know that the majority of a community's job growth comes from newly created businesses and expansion of existing businesses." However, "bringing a new company to town is where the real glarfiour lies." Where are the right places to look? Here are Bill King's suggestions: 1. Look close to home. Look at nearby growth centers and adjacent states. 2. Look for manufacturers. While they represent only 16 percent of the firms that relocate, they account for 31 percent of job relocations. 3. Protect your backside. Even the strongest growth centers have significant out-bound business migration. 4. Look for advantages your state or community may have for a specific industry or business type, and then press your advantages to the fullest. Cal Clark is director of economic development in Minnesota for UtiliCorp United, parent company of Peoples Natural Gas and Northern Minnesota Utilities. He welcomes comments or suggestions at 612-423- 8915. Obituaries I I Catherine Heck Funeral services for Catherine "Cathy" Heck, 44, of Wheaton, were held Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998 in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church at Graceville. Father Jack Nordick officiated with Mary Virginia Kampmeier, organist and Kelly Kleindl and Doris Taffe, song leaders. Honorary pallbearers 'were all Cathy's many friends and ielatives and active pallbearers .were Mark Kleindl, Don Seifert, Jim Stotesbery, Dave Stotesbery, Mike Heck and Jerry Heck. Burial was in the Graceville Consolidated Cemetery at Graceville. Catherine Gertrude Heck was born Sept. 20, 1953, at Graceville to parents Bart and Nella (Seifert) Heck. She graduated from Graceville High School in 1972 and continued her education at the Alexandria Area Vocational School. Cathy worked at Andy/Arvid's Country Market (Red Owl) for about 20 years. She had been working at Fiskars Power Sentury for the past five years. Cathy enjoyed being with family and friends. She will always be remembered for her beautiful ceramics and for her love of children. Cathy passed away unexpectedly at her home on Dec. 30, 1997 at the age of 44 years, three months and 11 days. Survivors include her parents Bart and Nella Heck of Graceville; four sisters, Mary (Paul) Geurts of Foosland, IL, Barb (special friend, J.R. Halverson) Heck of White Bear Lake, Anita (Dave) Schmidt of Rosemount and Ann (Keith) Jorschumb of Wheaton; five brothers, . Your Eye Care Team rice 00000000Dhospice Ortonville/Graceville Satellite Office FOR INFORMATION CALL 120-839-2502 ext. 124 Robert (Nadine) Heck of Morris, Bernard (special friend, Kathy Hoffman) Heck of Cottonwood, Mark Heck of Graceville, Peter (Shelly) Heck of Morris and Paul (Deb) Heck of Wheaton; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and one great aunt and one great nephew. Cathy was preceded in death by her grandparents and one nephew, Riley Jorschumb. Larson Funeral Home of Graceville was in charge of the arrangements. tistorical Soc. o meet Jan. 13 Big Stone County's Historical aeiety will hold it's quarterly ,ing Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. at illtop's Theatre of Seasons Cafe in rtonville. )40tePlease advise if you will be nding by calling the Society at 9,3359, or Judy Drewicke at 839- I'., o . ,,,  u, RE O BY O U [ INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! [ Mall of America 25% off Hotel Rooms Shopping Sale! in Eagan, MN Fri/Sat/Sun nights through 5/15/98 Reserve a room at an Eagan hotel and receive FREE Shopping Bag & 340 Page "Family Fun Spots" Book Best Western Yankee Square Inn. t-800-624-2888 Fairfield Suites, t-612-686-0600 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 1-800-681-5290 Hampton Inn. 1-612-688-3343 Holiday Inn Select - Mpls Airport. 1-800-324-2664 Residence Inn, 1-612-688-0363 Ba.l (xt availability./d'rmcc a, atmm vequwuJ - Not ,aIkl wi y otha off - Individt hotd w..v,n ctiora n'aty aly. 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REGISTER NOW FOR t i WINTER/SPRING CLASSES: SESSION 1 2 & 3 ear olds Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 a.m. beginning Feb. 10th S Y t ESSION 2 2 & 3 year olds Tuesdays 3:45-5:15 p.m. beginning Feb. 10th | [ SESSION 3 2 & 3 year olds Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 10th | i SESSION 4 infant & toddler Thursdays 8:30-9:30 a.m. beginning Feb. 12th -J i SESSION 5 4 & 5 year olds Thursdays 1:15-2:45 p.m. beginning Feb. 12th -]"  SESSION 6 4 & 5 year olds Thursdays 3:45-5:15 p.m. beginning Feb. 12th Thursdays 6:00-7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 12th  I SESSION7 4&5yearolds d ._ reg,ster for classes, call Ortonville Public School, 839-6181. e inslmnf Cash&Check VISA at NO CHARGE with your CenBank CHECKING ACCOUNT See us for more details on how you can experience the convenience of an Instant Cash & Check Card. '00CenBank RO. Box 306 113 NW 1st Street * Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-6123 1-800-335-8920 Member FDIC Fax 320-839-6127 LeSday, Jan. 6, 1998  INDEPENDENT Page 3