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"q x" / l000O poi,l00 tho way 1o : RIPtltR, [tlltt00 [I+lNt00 IIIII I I I ii "... Think About These Things" # KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonviile Sun: 10 a.m. Public Meeting and Watchtower Study. Tues: 7:30 p.m. Book Study. Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Theocratic Ministry School and Meeting to Help Us Make Disciples. ARTICHOKE LAKE BAPTIST (13 miles north of Correll) Pastor Robert Gravley Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Services. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Alban Township (6 miles east, 1-1/2 miles south of Milbank, SD) (LCMS) Vicar Kim Kanitz, 605-623-4281 Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. Tuesday: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Bible Class. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD Pastor: Ft. Ray Otto, OSB - 605/432-4623 Office Manager: 605/862-8319 Mass Time: Sunday 9:00 a.m. LIVING HOPE FELLOWSHIP 510 Burdick, Ortonville Phone 839-3021 Pastor David Homrighausen Wed: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Praise and Worship. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of Correll in Artichoke Township Pastor A. Raduly Elder Dennis Lund (320) 596-2117 Sat: 10 a.m. Sabbath School; 11:00 a.m. Worship. Sun: 6:00 a.m. WCCO Ch. 4 or KCCO Ch. 7 "It Is Written" speaker: Mark Finley; 6:00 a.m. "The Quiet Hour" WNAX, Yankton, SD, Bill Tucker, speaker; 9:30 a.m. "The Voice of Prophecy" WNAX, Yankton, SD, speakcr/dire, etor Lonnie, Melashenko. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 716 SW 5th St. Wlllmar, MN (320) 235-2442 President Elder Grant McKinney Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sacrament Service; 11:30 a.m. Classes. Visitors Center open Sunday- Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 p,m. CHRIST EPISCOPAL Milbank, SD First and Third Sunday of Month Holy Eucharist. All other Sundays morning prayer. 9 a.m. - All Services CORRELL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Larry Kasten Sun: 8:15 a.m. Morning Worship. ST. JOHN'S, ST. JOSEPH'S & ST. JAMES' Ortonville, Rosen, Nassau Father Robert Goblirsch ST. JOHN'S - ORTONVILLE Mon., Jan. 6:8 a.m. Mass; 6:30-8 p.m. RE Committee Meeting. Wed., Jan. 8:9:30 a.m. Mass; 5:30-6:45 p.m. Youth Group; 7-8:15 p.m. Classes-6th- 1 lth. Fri., Jan. I0:8 a.m. Mass. Sat., Jan. 11:5 p.m. Mass. Sun., Jan. 12. 8:30 a.m. Mass; Classes-Pre-School, During 8:30 Mass; 9:30-10:45 a.m. Classes-K-5th. Rosary 7:30 a.m. Mon. and Fri. ST. JOSEPH'S - ROSEN Tue., Jan. 7:8:30 a.m. Mass. Wed., Jan 8:6 p.m. Youth Group (supper) Thurs., Jan: 9:8:30 a.m. Mass. Sun., Jan. 12:10:30 a.m. Mass; 9- 10:10 a.m. Classes-Pre-School-6th. Mon., Jan. 13:7 p.m. Board of Education Meets. ST. JAMES' - NASSAU Sat., Jan. 11:7:30 p.m. Mass. ZION LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Wed., Jan. 8:3:30 p.m. 9th grade Confirmation; 4:30 p.m. 8th grade Confirmation. Sat., Jan. 11:9:30 a.m. Zion WELCA meets at church. Sun., Jan. I2:9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Service with AAL mtg. following. EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortonville Roy. Shalom Kropfl Roy. Mona Gausman Tue., Jan. 7:2 p.m. Deborah Circle meets at Arlyce Weeding's. Wed., Jan. 8:3:30 p.m. 9th grade Confirmation; 4:30 p.m. 8th grade Confirmation. Sun., Jan. 11:9 a.m. Service; 10 a.m. Sunday School. unfold to protect and provide your family with peace.  nJI nnnn n n , I Ilnl I These Weekly Church Notices, Courtesy the i i, Steven G. Winther, DDS FAMILY DENTISTRY Ortonville, MN 320-839-2596 PRO AUTO Quality Used Autos orto00vi,00, (320) 83o:00g0000 BIG STONE COOPERATIVE Clintor. Ortonville. Milbank 1-800-325-1132 or (320) 325-5466 IIII III III I ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. David Hinrichs, Pastor Wed., Jan. 8:5:15 p.m. Wings; 5:30 p.m. Confirmation Class; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study. Thurs., Jan. 9:2 p.m. Sew and So. Sat., Jan. 11:10 a.m. Jesus People. Sun., Jan. 12:9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:45 a.m. Worship Service. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonville Todd Dahlgren, Pastor Jim Hasslen, Youth Pastor Tue: 7:30 a.m. "Lifeline" Prayer Time. Wed: 9:15 a.m. "Life Words" on KDIO Radio; 7 p.m. AWANA "Life Lessons" Mid-week Service will begin next Wednesday, Jan. 15. Fri: 9:15 a.m. "Life Words" On KDIO Radio; 12 p.m. Men of Integrity (Pizza Ranch); 6:30 p.m. West Central Area Family Gathering (Calvary Baptist Church, Montevideo). Sun: 9 a.m. Friendship Breakfast; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/Children's Church; 4:30-7:30 p.m. Young Adults Potluck and Board Games (See Heather Rasset); 6-7 p.m. Jr. High Youth Group; 7:30-8:30 p.m. St. High Youth Group. TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD R. Karl Watkins, Pastor Sun., Jan. 12:9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship. Mon., Jan. 13:9:30 a.m. Sewing; 12 noon Brown Bag Bible Study. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonville Rev. Larry Kasten, Pastor Sun: 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School. Wed: Choir Practice PEACE EV. LUTHERAN WELS 1501 Aspen Drive ' Milbank, SD Jason Schulz, Pastor Wed: 4 p.m. Confirmation Class; 6:30 p.m. Choir; 7:15 p.m. Bible Study. Sun: 8:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m Sunday School. following firms THOLE DISTRIBUTING ,ORTONVILLE i i , Ortonvllle ........ Independent , I II I CLINTON CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION Ron Schlimme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 i i ii Clinton State Bank THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS ! TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Richard Boehnke, Pastor Tue., Jan. 7: Circuit Conference, Fairfield. Wed., Jan. 8:1 p.m. Northridge Bible Study; 1:30 p.m. LifeLight; 3:45-5:15 p.m. 9th Gr. Confirmation; 7 p.m. Executive Board Women of Trinity;6:30 p.m. Parish Planning Meeting. Thurs., Jan. 9:1:30 p.m. Quilting. Sun., Jan. 12:9 a.m. Communion Service; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class; 10:15 a.m. 6th, 7th, 8th Gr. Catechism; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. Mon., Jan. 13:7 p.m. LifeLight. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN' Ortonviile Marlene Elmstrom, Pastor Jan. 7:7 a.m. Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love; 6:30 p.m. Circle 1. Jan. 8:9:30 a.m. Circle 4; 9:30 a.m. Staff Meeting; 1:30 p.m. Circle 3; 2:30 p.m. Caring Friends; 3:15 p.m. Children's Choir; 4:30 p.m. Endowment Committee; 5 p.m. Circle 6; 7 p.m. Sr. Choir. Jan. 9:9 a.m. Circle 7; 10:30 a.m. Northridge Communion; 1:30 p.m. Circle 2. Jan 12:8:15 a.m. Worship, Communion; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Study; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Communion; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast. Jan. 14:7 a.m. Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonviile Jan 8:6:30 p.m. Council Meeting. Jan 12:10:45 a.m. Worship, Karen Evenson - Worship Leader. Jan. 19:10:45 a.m, Worship, Lynn Thomas - Worship Leader. Jan. 20:6:30 p.m. Friendship Quilters. Jan. 26: Annual Mtg following worship. I, Mobile meals ,, Jan 6-10: Bob Dybvig, Bill and Donna Hoel, Doran and Ruth Nagel Jan 13-17: Jim and Joyce Scherer, Gene and Marcie Stotesbury, Ed Baumgartner Thoughts for life Texas has a law that says parents of a minor who want an abortion must be notified 48 hours before the procedure unless the minor receives permission from a judge. A girl who was 17 went to the Aaron Family Clinic in Houston and was told she needed to show identification that she was over 18. She and her boyfriend went to a grocery store and received a shopping card that listed a false address and age. When they returned to the clinic a staff member accepted the card as official documentation of her age. She paid $600 and the baby was aborted that day. Sure looks like they were quick to accept anything to get the money. The only acceptable proof is a "valid governmental record" and the grocery card was stamped "not a government document." The girl says deep down she was hoping the clinic would not accept the i.d. to give her a reason not to have the abortion and go tell her father. "It was so easy." That is why besides changing people's hearts the law must be changed so a baby's life is not taken when a girl is in a panic situation. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY [ "You shall therefore keep all the commandments which I co l mand you this day, that you may be strong, and go in and take PI session of the land which you are going over to possess...a ll which the Lord your God cares for; for the eyes of the Lord your are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end oft year. Selected from Deuteronomy 11:8-12 | "Happy New Year!' is the traditional greeting and we exchal the greeting many times. The greeting is a wish - a blessing, m like "Peace be with you,' which many of us exchange in church e Sunday. A if!end handed me an excellent piece entitled, 'I Am the I Year.' I found it helpful and I pass it along to you as we enter 200 I am unused, unspotted, without blemish, I stretch before you 3 days long. I will present each day in its turn, a new leaf in the 13d of Life, for you to place upon it your imprint. I am the New YI During each hour of the 365 days, I will give you 60 minutes tt have never known use. White and pure Ipresent them; it remains i you to fill them with 60 jeweled seconds of love, hope, endea patience and trust in God." (anonymous) Pray the following: "Lord I have time. I have plenty of time. All the time that you g me. The years of my life, the days of my years, the hours of my da they are all mine. Mine to fill quietly, calmly; but to fill completely, to the brim, to offer them to you, that of tE ir insipid water you rr make a rich wine such as you made once in Cana of Galilee. I not asking you Lord for time to do this and then that, but to do conscientiously, in the time that you gave me, what me to do." Amen Miche Quoist,; PRINTING Is Our THE ORTONVILLE INDEPEI00 Letters to the editor To the Editor: A public notice appeared in your last issue informing the CLOSE PROXIMITY OWNERS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS BIG STONE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION That notice is excerpted here as; Notice is hereby given that the Big Stone County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 in the Memorial Building, at 7:00 ...... p.m. in Clinton, Conditional Use Permit: Lismore Hutterian Brethren, Inc. Authorized Agent: Clarence Hofer Legal Description: NE 1/4, Section 32 and NE 1/4, Section 33, Township 123, Range 47 This conditional use permit requests permission to establish a farrow to finish hog confinement feedlot with a total of 2639 animal units. The confinement barn will be located in Section 32 and a 5 million gallon concrete manure storage structure will be located in Section 33. All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place, or submit views in writing or by representative. If you know of any interested property owner who, for any reason, has not received a copy of this notice, please inform him/her of the time and place of the hearing ....... As very little time was given to alert these close proximity owners, and as this proposal will affect far more Big Stone County residents and properties than those who may be considered 'close proximity', may I add the following? From an article in the U.S. publication, Environmental Health Perspectives, March 2000. Did you know that an intensive hog operation could have the impact, in terms of the environment, of a small village or town? A 3,000-hog operation can have the impact in terms of waste and air pollution of a town of 10,000 people. Imagine the mess if there were no controls on waste disposal and it was spread on fields. Leave aside potential water pollution... "As opposed to other livestock operations, it seems that lagoons of liquid manure that about 400 volatile organic (including hydrogen ammonia, and methane), as pesticides and potentially di causing microbes. An EPA year identified concentratic manure as ranking "amon greatest threats to our nation's and drinking water supplies." And this extracted fro Environmental Health Persp swine operations emit odors.Volume 108, Number 3, March vrgduci.ng more  human r,%oQlls%., , Jepiy i,ye,ock People hvmg near swine opdrations- Health, and Quality of Life were found to show significantly more anger, confusion, tension, depression," fatigue, mood disturbances and less vigour than people living in the absence of such operations." Producers often argue that they won't pollute. The reality: A citizen's test in Renville County, Minnesota, found that 25 percent of tests taken near manure lagoons failed to meet the Minnesota air quality standards for hydrogen sulfide .... People living downwind of hog factories suffer a variety of psychological and physiological problems, such as depression, frequent vomiting and respiratory complications. More than half the people living within 3.2 kilometers of the mega-hog sites reported an increase in allergies, sinus infections and nasal blockhges, and a lack of energy. Odors can be nearly as intense six kilometers downwind as they are at the site. This excerpt from the Mother Jones publication; the article by Judith Reitman March/April 2001 Hog Heaven? Members of South Dakota's Rosebud Sioux tribe don't like the smell of their latest economic development project. Factory-style pork production has become increasingly controversial nationwide. According to a report published last year by a Minneapolis-based advocacy group, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, large operations are typically flanked by Ea'stern North Carolina Resi Steve Wing and Susanne Wolf Department of E School of Public Health, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hill, North Carolina, USA People who live near swine operations have rep decreased health and quality To investigate these issues surveyed residents of three communities.. We complete interviews. The average episodes of many similar in the three however, certain respiratory gastrointestinal problems and membrane irritation were ele among residents in the vicinity hog operation. Residents re increased occurrences of runny nose, sore throat, coughing, diarrhea, and burnin as compared to residents community with no inte livestock operations. Quality indicated by the number of residents could not open windows or go outside even i weather, was similar in the the community in the vicinity cattle operation but greatly among residents near the operation. Concerned proximity Ken and Karl Lookirtg for Lightcian?LFaSt htternet? NATE' S WIRELESS INTERNET... where your uploads are as fast as downloads. NO PHONE LINES TO SLOW YOU DOWN! You can be on line all the time and never get bumped off! No need for that second phone line for the because it's wireless! Computer Sale Sende Wirelem Internet fate's Net Your Intemet Provider - email: Iori@nate'snet.com 325 S. Main * Milbank, SD 605-432-1222 Page 6 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Jan. 7, "q x" / l000O poi,l00 tho way 1o : RIPtltR, [tlltt00 [I+lNt00 IIIII I I I ii "... Think About These Things" # KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonviile Sun: 10 a.m. Public Meeting and Watchtower Study. Tues: 7:30 p.m. Book Study. Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Theocratic Ministry School and Meeting to Help Us Make Disciples. ARTICHOKE LAKE BAPTIST (13 miles north of Correll) Pastor Robert Gravley Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Services. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Alban Township (6 miles east, 1-1/2 miles south of Milbank, SD) (LCMS) Vicar Kim Kanitz, 605-623-4281 Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. Tuesday: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Bible Class. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD Pastor: Ft. Ray Otto, OSB - 605/432-4623 Office Manager: 605/862-8319 Mass Time: Sunday 9:00 a.m. LIVING HOPE FELLOWSHIP 510 Burdick, Ortonville Phone 839-3021 Pastor David Homrighausen Wed: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Praise and Worship. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of Correll in Artichoke Township Pastor A. Raduly Elder Dennis Lund (320) 596-2117 Sat: 10 a.m. Sabbath School; 11:00 a.m. Worship. Sun: 6:00 a.m. WCCO Ch. 4 or KCCO Ch. 7 "It Is Written" speaker: Mark Finley; 6:00 a.m. "The Quiet Hour" WNAX, Yankton, SD, Bill Tucker, speaker; 9:30 a.m. "The Voice of Prophecy" WNAX, Yankton, SD, speakcr/dire, etor Lonnie, Melashenko. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 716 SW 5th St. Wlllmar, MN (320) 235-2442 President Elder Grant McKinney Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sacrament Service; 11:30 a.m. Classes. Visitors Center open Sunday- Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 p,m. CHRIST EPISCOPAL Milbank, SD First and Third Sunday of Month Holy Eucharist. All other Sundays morning prayer. 9 a.m. - All Services CORRELL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Larry Kasten Sun: 8:15 a.m. Morning Worship. ST. JOHN'S, ST. JOSEPH'S & ST. JAMES' Ortonville, Rosen, Nassau Father Robert Goblirsch ST. JOHN'S - ORTONVILLE Mon., Jan. 6:8 a.m. Mass; 6:30-8 p.m. RE Committee Meeting. Wed., Jan. 8:9:30 a.m. Mass; 5:30-6:45 p.m. Youth Group; 7-8:15 p.m. Classes-6th- 1 lth. Fri., Jan. I0:8 a.m. Mass. Sat., Jan. 11:5 p.m. Mass. Sun., Jan. 12. 8:30 a.m. Mass; Classes-Pre-School, During 8:30 Mass; 9:30-10:45 a.m. Classes-K-5th. Rosary 7:30 a.m. Mon. and Fri. ST. JOSEPH'S - ROSEN Tue., Jan. 7:8:30 a.m. Mass. Wed., Jan 8:6 p.m. Youth Group (supper) Thurs., Jan: 9:8:30 a.m. Mass. Sun., Jan. 12:10:30 a.m. Mass; 9- 10:10 a.m. Classes-Pre-School-6th. Mon., Jan. 13:7 p.m. Board of Education Meets. ST. JAMES' - NASSAU Sat., Jan. 11:7:30 p.m. Mass. ZION LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Wed., Jan. 8:3:30 p.m. 9th grade Confirmation; 4:30 p.m. 8th grade Confirmation. Sat., Jan. 11:9:30 a.m. Zion WELCA meets at church. Sun., Jan. I2:9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Service with AAL mtg. following. EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortonville Roy. Shalom Kropfl Roy. Mona Gausman Tue., Jan. 7:2 p.m. Deborah Circle meets at Arlyce Weeding's. Wed., Jan. 8:3:30 p.m. 9th grade Confirmation; 4:30 p.m. 8th grade Confirmation. Sun., Jan. 11:9 a.m. Service; 10 a.m. Sunday School. unfold to protect and provide your family with peace.  nJI nnnn n n , I Ilnl I These Weekly Church Notices, Courtesy the i i, Steven G. Winther, DDS FAMILY DENTISTRY Ortonville, MN 320-839-2596 PRO AUTO Quality Used Autos orto00vi,00, (320) 83o:00g0000 BIG STONE COOPERATIVE Clintor. Ortonville. Milbank 1-800-325-1132 or (320) 325-5466 IIII III III I ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. David Hinrichs, Pastor Wed., Jan. 8:5:15 p.m. Wings; 5:30 p.m. Confirmation Class; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study. Thurs., Jan. 9:2 p.m. Sew and So. Sat., Jan. 11:10 a.m. Jesus People. Sun., Jan. 12:9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:45 a.m. Worship Service. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonville Todd Dahlgren, Pastor Jim Hasslen, Youth Pastor Tue: 7:30 a.m. "Lifeline" Prayer Time. Wed: 9:15 a.m. "Life Words" on KDIO Radio; 7 p.m. AWANA "Life Lessons" Mid-week Service will begin next Wednesday, Jan. 15. Fri: 9:15 a.m. "Life Words" On KDIO Radio; 12 p.m. Men of Integrity (Pizza Ranch); 6:30 p.m. West Central Area Family Gathering (Calvary Baptist Church, Montevideo). Sun: 9 a.m. Friendship Breakfast; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/Children's Church; 4:30-7:30 p.m. Young Adults Potluck and Board Games (See Heather Rasset); 6-7 p.m. Jr. High Youth Group; 7:30-8:30 p.m. St. High Youth Group. TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD R. Karl Watkins, Pastor Sun., Jan. 12:9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship. Mon., Jan. 13:9:30 a.m. Sewing; 12 noon Brown Bag Bible Study. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonville Rev. Larry Kasten, Pastor Sun: 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School. Wed: Choir Practice PEACE EV. LUTHERAN WELS 1501 Aspen Drive ' Milbank, SD Jason Schulz, Pastor Wed: 4 p.m. Confirmation Class; 6:30 p.m. Choir; 7:15 p.m. Bible Study. Sun: 8:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m Sunday School. following firms THOLE DISTRIBUTING ,ORTONVILLE i i , Ortonvllle ........ Independent , I II I CLINTON CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION Ron Schlimme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 i i ii Clinton State Bank THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS ! TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Richard Boehnke, Pastor Tue., Jan. 7: Circuit Conference, Fairfield. Wed., Jan. 8:1 p.m. Northridge Bible Study; 1:30 p.m. LifeLight; 3:45-5:15 p.m. 9th Gr. Confirmation; 7 p.m. Executive Board Women of Trinity;6:30 p.m. Parish Planning Meeting. Thurs., Jan. 9:1:30 p.m. Quilting. Sun., Jan. 12:9 a.m. Communion Service; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class; 10:15 a.m. 6th, 7th, 8th Gr. Catechism; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. Mon., Jan. 13:7 p.m. LifeLight. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN' Ortonviile Marlene Elmstrom, Pastor Jan. 7:7 a.m. Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love; 6:30 p.m. Circle 1. Jan. 8:9:30 a.m. Circle 4; 9:30 a.m. Staff Meeting; 1:30 p.m. Circle 3; 2:30 p.m. Caring Friends; 3:15 p.m. Children's Choir; 4:30 p.m. Endowment Committee; 5 p.m. Circle 6; 7 p.m. Sr. Choir. Jan. 9:9 a.m. Circle 7; 10:30 a.m. Northridge Communion; 1:30 p.m. Circle 2. Jan 12:8:15 a.m. Worship, Communion; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Study; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Communion; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast. Jan. 14:7 a.m. Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonviile Jan 8:6:30 p.m. Council Meeting. Jan 12:10:45 a.m. Worship, Karen Evenson - Worship Leader. Jan. 19:10:45 a.m, Worship, Lynn Thomas - Worship Leader. Jan. 20:6:30 p.m. Friendship Quilters. Jan. 26: Annual Mtg following worship. I, Mobile meals ,, Jan 6-10: Bob Dybvig, Bill and Donna Hoel, Doran and Ruth Nagel Jan 13-17: Jim and Joyce Scherer, Gene and Marcie Stotesbury, Ed Baumgartner Thoughts for life Texas has a law that says parents of a minor who want an abortion must be notified 48 hours before the procedure unless the minor receives permission from a judge. A girl who was 17 went to the Aaron Family Clinic in Houston and was told she needed to show identification that she was over 18. She and her boyfriend went to a grocery store and received a shopping card that listed a false address and age. When they returned to the clinic a staff member accepted the card as official documentation of her age. She paid $600 and the baby was aborted that day. Sure looks like they were quick to accept anything to get the money. The only acceptable proof is a "valid governmental record" and the grocery card was stamped "not a government document." The girl says deep down she was hoping the clinic would not accept the i.d. to give her a reason not to have the abortion and go tell her father. "It was so easy." That is why besides changing people's hearts the law must be changed so a baby's life is not taken when a girl is in a panic situation. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY [ "You shall therefore keep all the commandments which I co l mand you this day, that you may be strong, and go in and take PI session of the land which you are going over to possess...a ll which the Lord your God cares for; for the eyes of the Lord your are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end oft year. Selected from Deuteronomy 11:8-12 | "Happy New Year!' is the traditional greeting and we exchal the greeting many times. The greeting is a wish - a blessing, m like "Peace be with you,' which many of us exchange in church e Sunday. A if!end handed me an excellent piece entitled, 'I Am the I Year.' I found it helpful and I pass it along to you as we enter 200 I am unused, unspotted, without blemish, I stretch before you 3 days long. I will present each day in its turn, a new leaf in the 13d of Life, for you to place upon it your imprint. I am the New YI During each hour of the 365 days, I will give you 60 minutes tt have never known use. White and pure Ipresent them; it remains i you to fill them with 60 jeweled seconds of love, hope, endea patience and trust in God." (anonymous) Pray the following: "Lord I have time. I have plenty of time. All the time that you g me. The years of my life, the days of my years, the hours of my da they are all mine. Mine to fill quietly, calmly; but to fill completely, to the brim, to offer them to you, that of tE ir insipid water you rr make a rich wine such as you made once in Cana of Galilee. I not asking you Lord for time to do this and then that, but to do conscientiously, in the time that you gave me, what me to do." Amen Miche Quoist,; PRINTING Is Our THE ORTONVILLE INDEPEI00 Letters to the editor To the Editor: A public notice appeared in your last issue informing the CLOSE PROXIMITY OWNERS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS BIG STONE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION That notice is excerpted here as; Notice is hereby given that the Big Stone County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 in the Memorial Building, at 7:00 ...... p.m. in Clinton, Conditional Use Permit: Lismore Hutterian Brethren, Inc. Authorized Agent: Clarence Hofer Legal Description: NE 1/4, Section 32 and NE 1/4, Section 33, Township 123, Range 47 This conditional use permit requests permission to establish a farrow to finish hog confinement feedlot with a total of 2639 animal units. The confinement barn will be located in Section 32 and a 5 million gallon concrete manure storage structure will be located in Section 33. All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place, or submit views in writing or by representative. If you know of any interested property owner who, for any reason, has not received a copy of this notice, please inform him/her of the time and place of the hearing ....... As very little time was given to alert these close proximity owners, and as this proposal will affect far more Big Stone County residents and properties than those who may be considered 'close proximity', may I add the following? From an article in the U.S. publication, Environmental Health Perspectives, March 2000. Did you know that an intensive hog operation could have the impact, in terms of the environment, of a small village or town? A 3,000-hog operation can have the impact in terms of waste and air pollution of a town of 10,000 people. Imagine the mess if there were no controls on waste disposal and it was spread on fields. Leave aside potential water pollution... "As opposed to other livestock operations, it seems that lagoons of liquid manure that about 400 volatile organic (including hydrogen ammonia, and methane), as pesticides and potentially di causing microbes. An EPA year identified concentratic manure as ranking "amon greatest threats to our nation's and drinking water supplies." And this extracted fro Environmental Health Persp swine operations emit odors.Volume 108, Number 3, March vrgduci.ng more  human r,%oQlls%., , Jepiy i,ye,ock People hvmg near swine opdrations- Health, and Quality of Life were found to show significantly more anger, confusion, tension, depression," fatigue, mood disturbances and less vigour than people living in the absence of such operations." Producers often argue that they won't pollute. The reality: A citizen's test in Renville County, Minnesota, found that 25 percent of tests taken near manure lagoons failed to meet the Minnesota air quality standards for hydrogen sulfide .... People living downwind of hog factories suffer a variety of psychological and physiological problems, such as depression, frequent vomiting and respiratory complications. More than half the people living within 3.2 kilometers of the mega-hog sites reported an increase in allergies, sinus infections and nasal blockhges, and a lack of energy. Odors can be nearly as intense six kilometers downwind as they are at the site. This excerpt from the Mother Jones publication; the article by Judith Reitman March/April 2001 Hog Heaven? Members of South Dakota's Rosebud Sioux tribe don't like the smell of their latest economic development project. Factory-style pork production has become increasingly controversial nationwide. According to a report published last year by a Minneapolis-based advocacy group, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, large operations are typically flanked by Ea'stern North Carolina Resi Steve Wing and Susanne Wolf Department of E School of Public Health, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hill, North Carolina, USA People who live near swine operations have rep decreased health and quality To investigate these issues surveyed residents of three communities.. We complete interviews. The average episodes of many similar in the three however, certain respiratory gastrointestinal problems and membrane irritation were ele among residents in the vicinity hog operation. Residents re increased occurrences of runny nose, sore throat, coughing, diarrhea, and burnin as compared to residents community with no inte livestock operations. 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