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old days in the Ortonville area DOWN MEMORY'S LANE l/ REMEMBER THIS COUPLE? They are AI and Clarice Kirkoff, one-time owners of Lagoona Beach )per Club on Big Stone Lake. 10 YEARS AGO Jan. 10, 1993 ity employees at Residence will be this Thursday, Jan. 14 whether or not to join the Union. Benson has been to serve on the' mnesota Board of Assessors r a four year term. Jim and Julie Hippie and rnily were featured as the of the month. Sutton has been to a high position the Air Force Academy in Springs, CO. y Hoium was born to Lori and Kurt u.um of Marietta. She adorable Santa suit being born close to 25 YEARS AGO Jan. 4, 1978 Most stores will not be )en on Thursday evening itch. George Elliott and Virgil Sis have been appointed as full time agents tbr the American Family Insurance according to Roger Hynnek, the company's district manager. A thirty five vehicle cara- van in support of the American Agriculture movement drove through Ortonville's main street last Friday morning. Work on Ortonville's 74 bed nursing home continues. The plumbing is just about' done and carpeting is on the way. A five generation picture of the Mrs. Herb Evers family was in this issue of the paper. 50 YEARS AGO Jan. 22, 1953 School superintendent Robert Norman will speak at a public meeting February 4 to explain the proposed new school building and improve- ment program in Ortonville. Two district judges, C.A. Rolloff of Montevideo and E.R. Seines of Glenwood, .... presided on the bench in Ortonville to hear the flowage cases which have been betore the courts many times in the past ten years. An open meeting on the proposed lighted ball field will be held tonight at the Big Stone Legion hall. Eleanor Schoen and Orlen Sheldon were married Jan. 17th at the home of the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Schoen. Leila Jensen and J. Deane Pearson were united in mar- riage Dec. 20 at Grace Lutheran Church of Correll. The following births were news i Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Abraham of Mesa, Thursday, Dec. 26 till 31 at the home of her rs. Almira Karels, Andy rage spent the holidays at 2002 dinner and supper at the Kay Karels home were nd Mrs. I5Iarold Fedt, Jerry sons, Rick Van Hout and Stone, Mr. and Mrs. of Grand Forks, ND, of Mpls, Ryan Karels of NY, Pauline Karels and Beyer, Fr. Agdus Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. and girls of Mankato, Gary Karels and family Mr. and Mrs. Steven of Milbank, Mr. and of Bellingham. 'hal afternoon and supper Pat Stenzel of Big Stone and Mrs. Andy Lagrid and on and Mr. and Mrs. Brad and family of rural Dec. 28 Don and )man had a family together and Kathy's y. Present were of Bellingham, Joyce nd Barbara Sheistad of and son Grant Nelson s, SD, Charlie and Susan son Luke and daughter aberg and friend were Sunday, at the M.J. Kirchberg eve guests at the Ray were Brenda Schuelke Davis of Watertown, Day guests were John and Mike Kanthak of Marietta, Brian Schuelke of Lennox, SD, Keith Pillatzki of Hallock, Alan Schuelke of Montevideo, Angle and Emily Kasuske of Volga, SD. Jon Radermacher, who attends college on Vermillion, SD is spending Christmas vacation at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Radermacher. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Dobmieir of Olivia were Christmas Day guests at the Joe Radermacher home. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Radermacher of Ortonville were afternoon visitors. Betty Comstock and girls of Mankato were Sunday, Dec. 22 visitors at the Kay Karels home. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kirchberg of New Ulm were Saturday, Dec. 28 dinner and afternoon guests at the M.J. Kirchberg home. Paul Karels, who attends Cardinal Muench Seminary in Fargo, is spending the holiday break at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Dave Karels. Aggie Erdmann of Madison was a Monday evening, Dec. 23 visitor at the home of her sister Kay Karels. Christmas Day guests at the Jerry Adelman home were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Adelman and sons, Keith Adelman and girls of Graceville, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Wilkening and family of rural Appleton, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Adelman and family, Dick Kallhoff of Willmar and Sr. Kate Kallhoff of St. Cloud. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelko and family of Worthington and Keith Piilatzki spent several days at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Pillatzki. Additional Christmas Day guests were Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Van Sambeek and Nurse Aide/ Home Health Aide Classes Minnesota West-Canby Campus Classes will be held from 3:55 - 10:00 p.m. on January 23, 27, 30 and February 3, 6, 10, 13, 20, 24, 27 24 hours of clinicals to be scheduled. To Register Contact Amy at 1-800-658-2535 t COU.EGt Falls An Affirmative Action Jack,on. pil m Werthletto n Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer AOA Accessible Jan. 7, 2003 family of Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pillatzki and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pillatzki and family, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Montag and family of Big Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Brad Nelson and family of Louisburg. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd returned home on Friday, Dec. 27 after spending three weeks visiting with their daughter and son- in-law Mr. and Mrs. Mark Silna in Waimea, Hawaii. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd and Dan were among guests at the Lyle Fisher home in Sleepy Eye on Sunday, Dec. 29 for their family Christmas get together. Christmas weekend guests at the Edward Karels home were Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Karels of St. Paul, Barbara Karels and Jordon of Montevideo, Yvette Bruns and Erin of Brookings and Meaghan Karels of Decorah, IA. Erin Bruns stayed to spend a week with her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Rob Rodas, Anthony and Alana were Tuesday and Christmas Day guests at the Roger Karels home. Mrs. Delrose Karels of Big Stone was a Christmas Day guest. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher and granddaughter Sarah Anderson were Sunday, Dec. 29 visitors at the Tim Salmen home in Madison, SD. Greg Rademacher of Brookings, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rademacher, Breanna of Aurora, SD were Christmas weekend guests at the Kevin Rademacher home. Additional Christmas Day dinner and afternoon guests were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Folk, Nick Folk, Greg Folk, Scott Folk and family, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Folk and family all of Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Kasuske and family of Twin Brooks. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt were Christmas Day guests at the Pat Karn home in Plymouth. Christmas Day guests at the Jim Croatt home were Mr. and Mrs. Pat Karn and family of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Croatt and family of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Croatt and family of Chaska, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Croatt and son of Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. Byron De Boer and family of Corona and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Croatt and family. Karels Family Christmas Mrs. AImira Karels and children Mr. and Mrs. Ron Karels and family and grandchildren of Paynesville, Mr. and Mrs. Fran Karels, Mike and Robbie, Mr. and Mrs. Jason Karels of rural Rosen, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Piilatzke of Nassau and daughter, Mrs. Curtis Stewart, Heidi and Timothy of Burnsville, Philip Karels of Willmar, Melanie Karels of Dawson, Mrs. Tony Karels and daughter of Clinton, Matt From the Files of The Ortonville Independent recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Stern of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Koehntopp of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schultz of Milbank. 70 YEARS AGO Jan. 5, 1933 Theo Hundeby and L.A. Reynolds were re-elected chairman and vice chairman of the County commissioners at their annual meeting. New members on the board are Almo Berdan and P.A. Hanratty. l)r. B. R. Karn has resigned as county coroner and Martin Schoen was named his successor. Police officer Victor Beckman was named chief of police and keeper of the jail. The job of lull time day police was eliminated. Ice skating at night was made possible here as lights have been set up. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Vury of Milbank at the Ortonville llospital. Karels and friend of Ortonville, Eileen Karels and friend of Fergus Falls, Mr. and Mrs. John Karels of Fargo, Monica Abraham of Mesa, AZ, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Karels, Jon and Joey, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Karels of Rosen, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Karels and family of St. Cloud, Terry Resendahl of Fargo enjoyed their family get together and pot luck supper at St. John's School Saturday, Dec. 27, 2002. Additional guests were Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg, Mrs. Julie ttenrich and Max Hapka. Mrs. Julie Henrich spent Tuesday till Saturday, Dec. 21 at the home of her son Mark in Mankato and also visited with the Brad Boxrud family and spent Saturday till Tuesday, Dec. 24 at the Paul Kindlespire home in New Hope and visited with her family in the Cities. Christmas Day dinner and afternoon guests at the home of Mrs. Julie Henrich were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Henrich and sons of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Val Rademacher and sons Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Rademacher and family of Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Henrich and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jon Henrich and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Henrich and family. Afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Tim Mueller and family of St. Cloud. Markets I No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.74 Soybeans ............................ 5.41 Corn ................................... 2.08 INDEPENDENT Energy assistance program The Energy assistance Program, delivered by Prairie Five CAC, Inc., provides help to low income house- holds and makes heating payments directly to the heating vendor. Please keep in mind that the Fuel Program pays only a part of your heating costs lbr the winter. It is your responsibility to pay whatever you can, Eligibility and the amount of help depends on: a. Income, b. Number of people living in the home, c. Type and amount of fuel used to heat the home. Eligibility is based on three (3) months income. Income Guidelines (3 M Household size Income 1 $4,586 2 $5,997 3 $7,408 4 $8,819 Your income must be at or below state income guidelines. Persons wanting to apply for help need to call their county Outreach Worker. The Big Stone County Outreach Worker is Felicia Athey and you can reach her at (320)-325-5227, in Clinton. Extension report Steve Handegaard County Extension Director Wilkin and W. Ottertail Counties Fergus Falls, MN 56537 218/739-7130 WIIAT IS THE EXTENSION SERVICE AND WHY DOES IT IIAVE tlIGIt PUBLIC VALUE? What is the University of Minnesota Extension Service'? 1 would guess that if you asked ten different people you would get ten very different answers to this question. For some the answer would be, "It is a program where nay kids learn and develop life skills through 4-t1." For others it might be, "It is where I can get my gardening questions answered. "Still others might say it is, "Where I can learn parenting skills" or "It provides businesses with retention and expansion strategies." When most people try to explain what the University of Minnesota Extension Service does they naturally think about the part that has affected them. Since the scope of topics is so wide few people make use of or realize all the opportunities available. The mission of the Extension Service in Minnesota is, "Connecting Community Needs and University Resources." In other words, the Extension Service provides practical information to people who need it, when they need it. The Extension Service provides resources and programs in three major areas: Community Development and Vitality; Land, Food and Environment; and Youth Development and Family laving. Programs and informatitm are brought to the public via individual consultation, publications, meetings, conferences, websites and mass media. Why are Extension resources and programs of high value to citizens of Minnesota'? l.aura Kalambokidis, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota cites four reasons: 1. "The University of Minnesota Extension Service provides programs that are based on current, defensible, unbiased research. " As a publicly funded institution the University is able to maintain this independent position. The goal is not to sell specific products or procedures, but rather to help individuals make wise, informed decisions. This is a unique role in our modern age of commercialism. In addition, Extension Resources are available to all citizens of the state regardless of their economic or personal background. 2. "The exchange between the county and campus staff informs the research agenda, ensuring that program development addresses real needs. " The concerns and questions that county staff deal with on a daily basis become the impetus tbr future research. 3. "The Extension Service has an infrastructure for both research and efficient program delivery." An extension office is located in every county in the state. Recent changes in our staffing structure have left some people thinking that they have less resources, however, just the opposite is true. Now all educators in the district are available, offering a wide range of specialized expertise, to everyone regardless ofwhere they live. This was not true under the old system. 4. "U'niversity of Minnesota extension staff are highly trained educators and can deliver programs very effectively. " If you are interested in learning more about what the University of Minnesota Extension Service can do for you, please call your local County Extension Director. Ask for our current publication entitled, "Resources and Programs for Minnesota 2002-03." It includes a brief listing of some of Extension's more txpular programs. Steve Handegaard is a County Extension Director for the University of Minnesota Extension Service serving the West Central District which serves Big Stone County. D&L Photo 1-Hour Photo Processing Lab 307 Main St., Milbank 432-5222 Across from Pizza Ranch Advantix Processing Same Day - Next Day - Oy Same Price 99 =9 ,s exp) (without panoramics) Second set =299 Top 10 Reasons To Bring Your Film To D&L Photo 10. Sleeved Negatives 9. Date & Negative Number on Back of Prints 8. Enlargements & Wallets 7. Same Day - Next Day Pricing 6. APS Processing In Store 5. Good Customer Club 4. Convenient Drop Box 3. 2nd Set Free Tuesdays 2. Competitive Pricing 1 Great Quality & Color! Independent Ads Get Noticed. (You're Reading This One Aren't You?) Ophthalmology Associates now offers the latest clear cornea no-stitch surgery. Outpatient surgery is performed at Ortonville Hospital. For an appointment, ca111-800-255-7448. Reach us on the Internet at http://members.aol.com/abrophth. Page 11 old days in the Ortonville area DOWN MEMORY'S LANE l/ REMEMBER THIS COUPLE? They are AI and Clarice Kirkoff, one-time owners of Lagoona Beach )per Club on Big Stone Lake. 10 YEARS AGO Jan. 10, 1993 ity employees at Residence will be this Thursday, Jan. 14 whether or not to join the Union. Benson has been to serve on the' mnesota Board of Assessors r a four year term. Jim and Julie Hippie and rnily were featured as the of the month. Sutton has been to a high position the Air Force Academy in Springs, CO. y Hoium was born to Lori and Kurt u.um of Marietta. She adorable Santa suit being born close to 25 YEARS AGO Jan. 4, 1978 Most stores will not be )en on Thursday evening itch. George Elliott and Virgil Sis have been appointed as full time agents tbr the American Family Insurance according to Roger Hynnek, the company's district manager. A thirty five vehicle cara- van in support of the American Agriculture movement drove through Ortonville's main street last Friday morning. Work on Ortonville's 74 bed nursing home continues. The plumbing is just about' done and carpeting is on the way. A five generation picture of the Mrs. Herb Evers family was in this issue of the paper. 50 YEARS AGO Jan. 22, 1953 School superintendent Robert Norman will speak at a public meeting February 4 to explain the proposed new school building and improve- ment program in Ortonville. Two district judges, C.A. Rolloff of Montevideo and E.R. Seines of Glenwood, .... presided on the bench in Ortonville to hear the flowage cases which have been betore the courts many times in the past ten years. An open meeting on the proposed lighted ball field will be held tonight at the Big Stone Legion hall. Eleanor Schoen and Orlen Sheldon were married Jan. 17th at the home of the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Schoen. Leila Jensen and J. Deane Pearson were united in mar- riage Dec. 20 at Grace Lutheran Church of Correll. The following births were news i Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Abraham of Mesa, Thursday, Dec. 26 till 31 at the home of her rs. Almira Karels, Andy rage spent the holidays at 2002 dinner and supper at the Kay Karels home were nd Mrs. I5Iarold Fedt, Jerry sons, Rick Van Hout and Stone, Mr. and Mrs. of Grand Forks, ND, of Mpls, Ryan Karels of NY, Pauline Karels and Beyer, Fr. Agdus Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. and girls of Mankato, Gary Karels and family Mr. and Mrs. Steven of Milbank, Mr. and of Bellingham. 'hal afternoon and supper Pat Stenzel of Big Stone and Mrs. Andy Lagrid and on and Mr. and Mrs. Brad and family of rural Dec. 28 Don and )man had a family together and Kathy's y. Present were of Bellingham, Joyce nd Barbara Sheistad of and son Grant Nelson s, SD, Charlie and Susan son Luke and daughter aberg and friend were Sunday, at the M.J. Kirchberg eve guests at the Ray were Brenda Schuelke Davis of Watertown, Day guests were John and Mike Kanthak of Marietta, Brian Schuelke of Lennox, SD, Keith Pillatzki of Hallock, Alan Schuelke of Montevideo, Angle and Emily Kasuske of Volga, SD. Jon Radermacher, who attends college on Vermillion, SD is spending Christmas vacation at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Radermacher. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Dobmieir of Olivia were Christmas Day guests at the Joe Radermacher home. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Radermacher of Ortonville were afternoon visitors. Betty Comstock and girls of Mankato were Sunday, Dec. 22 visitors at the Kay Karels home. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kirchberg of New Ulm were Saturday, Dec. 28 dinner and afternoon guests at the M.J. Kirchberg home. Paul Karels, who attends Cardinal Muench Seminary in Fargo, is spending the holiday break at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Dave Karels. Aggie Erdmann of Madison was a Monday evening, Dec. 23 visitor at the home of her sister Kay Karels. Christmas Day guests at the Jerry Adelman home were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Adelman and sons, Keith Adelman and girls of Graceville, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Wilkening and family of rural Appleton, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Adelman and family, Dick Kallhoff of Willmar and Sr. Kate Kallhoff of St. Cloud. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelko and family of Worthington and Keith Piilatzki spent several days at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Pillatzki. Additional Christmas Day guests were Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Van Sambeek and Nurse Aide/ Home Health Aide Classes Minnesota West-Canby Campus Classes will be held from 3:55 - 10:00 p.m. on January 23, 27, 30 and February 3, 6, 10, 13, 20, 24, 27 24 hours of clinicals to be scheduled. To Register Contact Amy at 1-800-658-2535 t COU.EGt Falls An Affirmative Action Jack,on. pil m Werthletto n Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer AOA Accessible Jan. 7, 2003 family of Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pillatzki and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pillatzki and family, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Montag and family of Big Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Brad Nelson and family of Louisburg. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd returned home on Friday, Dec. 27 after spending three weeks visiting with their daughter and son- in-law Mr. and Mrs. Mark Silna in Waimea, Hawaii. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd and Dan were among guests at the Lyle Fisher home in Sleepy Eye on Sunday, Dec. 29 for their family Christmas get together. Christmas weekend guests at the Edward Karels home were Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Karels of St. Paul, Barbara Karels and Jordon of Montevideo, Yvette Bruns and Erin of Brookings and Meaghan Karels of Decorah, IA. Erin Bruns stayed to spend a week with her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Rob Rodas, Anthony and Alana were Tuesday and Christmas Day guests at the Roger Karels home. Mrs. Delrose Karels of Big Stone was a Christmas Day guest. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher and granddaughter Sarah Anderson were Sunday, Dec. 29 visitors at the Tim Salmen home in Madison, SD. Greg Rademacher of Brookings, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rademacher, Breanna of Aurora, SD were Christmas weekend guests at the Kevin Rademacher home. Additional Christmas Day dinner and afternoon guests were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Folk, Nick Folk, Greg Folk, Scott Folk and family, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Folk and family all of Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Kasuske and family of Twin Brooks. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt were Christmas Day guests at the Pat Karn home in Plymouth. Christmas Day guests at the Jim Croatt home were Mr. and Mrs. Pat Karn and family of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Croatt and family of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Croatt and family of Chaska, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Croatt and son of Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. Byron De Boer and family of Corona and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Croatt and family. Karels Family Christmas Mrs. AImira Karels and children Mr. and Mrs. Ron Karels and family and grandchildren of Paynesville, Mr. and Mrs. Fran Karels, Mike and Robbie, Mr. and Mrs. Jason Karels of rural Rosen, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Piilatzke of Nassau and daughter, Mrs. Curtis Stewart, Heidi and Timothy of Burnsville, Philip Karels of Willmar, Melanie Karels of Dawson, Mrs. Tony Karels and daughter of Clinton, Matt From the Files of The Ortonville Independent recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Stern of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Koehntopp of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schultz of Milbank. 70 YEARS AGO Jan. 5, 1933 Theo Hundeby and L.A. Reynolds were re-elected chairman and vice chairman of the County commissioners at their annual meeting. New members on the board are Almo Berdan and P.A. Hanratty. l)r. B. R. Karn has resigned as county coroner and Martin Schoen was named his successor. Police officer Victor Beckman was named chief of police and keeper of the jail. The job of lull time day police was eliminated. Ice skating at night was made possible here as lights have been set up. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Vury of Milbank at the Ortonville llospital. Karels and friend of Ortonville, Eileen Karels and friend of Fergus Falls, Mr. and Mrs. John Karels of Fargo, Monica Abraham of Mesa, AZ, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Karels, Jon and Joey, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Karels of Rosen, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Karels and family of St. Cloud, Terry Resendahl of Fargo enjoyed their family get together and pot luck supper at St. John's School Saturday, Dec. 27, 2002. Additional guests were Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg, Mrs. Julie ttenrich and Max Hapka. Mrs. Julie Henrich spent Tuesday till Saturday, Dec. 21 at the home of her son Mark in Mankato and also visited with the Brad Boxrud family and spent Saturday till Tuesday, Dec. 24 at the Paul Kindlespire home in New Hope and visited with her family in the Cities. Christmas Day dinner and afternoon guests at the home of Mrs. Julie Henrich were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Henrich and sons of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Val Rademacher and sons Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Rademacher and family of Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Henrich and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jon Henrich and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Henrich and family. Afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Tim Mueller and family of St. Cloud. Markets I No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.74 Soybeans ............................ 5.41 Corn ................................... 2.08 INDEPENDENT Energy assistance program The Energy assistance Program, delivered by Prairie Five CAC, Inc., provides help to low income house- holds and makes heating payments directly to the heating vendor. Please keep in mind that the Fuel Program pays only a part of your heating costs lbr the winter. It is your responsibility to pay whatever you can, Eligibility and the amount of help depends on: a. Income, b. Number of people living in the home, c. Type and amount of fuel used to heat the home. Eligibility is based on three (3) months income. Income Guidelines (3 M Household size Income 1 $4,586 2 $5,997 3 $7,408 4 $8,819 Your income must be at or below state income guidelines. Persons wanting to apply for help need to call their county Outreach Worker. The Big Stone County Outreach Worker is Felicia Athey and you can reach her at (320)-325-5227, in Clinton. Extension report Steve Handegaard County Extension Director Wilkin and W. Ottertail Counties Fergus Falls, MN 56537 218/739-7130 WIIAT IS THE EXTENSION SERVICE AND WHY DOES IT IIAVE tlIGIt PUBLIC VALUE? What is the University of Minnesota Extension Service'? 1 would guess that if you asked ten different people you would get ten very different answers to this question. For some the answer would be, "It is a program where nay kids learn and develop life skills through 4-t1." For others it might be, "It is where I can get my gardening questions answered. "Still others might say it is, "Where I can learn parenting skills" or "It provides businesses with retention and expansion strategies." When most people try to explain what the University of Minnesota Extension Service does they naturally think about the part that has affected them. Since the scope of topics is so wide few people make use of or realize all the opportunities available. The mission of the Extension Service in Minnesota is, "Connecting Community Needs and University Resources." In other words, the Extension Service provides practical information to people who need it, when they need it. The Extension Service provides resources and programs in three major areas: Community Development and Vitality; Land, Food and Environment; and Youth Development and Family laving. Programs and informatitm are brought to the public via individual consultation, publications, meetings, conferences, websites and mass media. Why are Extension resources and programs of high value to citizens of Minnesota'? l.aura Kalambokidis, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota cites four reasons: 1. "The University of Minnesota Extension Service provides programs that are based on current, defensible, unbiased research. " As a publicly funded institution the University is able to maintain this independent position. The goal is not to sell specific products or procedures, but rather to help individuals make wise, informed decisions. This is a unique role in our modern age of commercialism. In addition, Extension Resources are available to all citizens of the state regardless of their economic or personal background. 2. "The exchange between the county and campus staff informs the research agenda, ensuring that program development addresses real needs. " The concerns and questions that county staff deal with on a daily basis become the impetus tbr future research. 3. "The Extension Service has an infrastructure for both research and efficient program delivery." An extension office is located in every county in the state. Recent changes in our staffing structure have left some people thinking that they have less resources, however, just the opposite is true. Now all educators in the district are available, offering a wide range of specialized expertise, to everyone regardless ofwhere they live. This was not true under the old system. 4. "U'niversity of Minnesota extension staff are highly trained educators and can deliver programs very effectively. " If you are interested in learning more about what the University of Minnesota Extension Service can do for you, please call your local County Extension Director. Ask for our current publication entitled, "Resources and Programs for Minnesota 2002-03." It includes a brief listing of some of Extension's more txpular programs. Steve Handegaard is a County Extension Director for the University of Minnesota Extension Service serving the West Central District which serves Big Stone County. D&L Photo 1-Hour Photo Processing Lab 307 Main St., Milbank 432-5222 Across from Pizza Ranch Advantix Processing Same Day - Next Day - Oy Same Price 99 =9 ,s exp) (without panoramics) Second set =299 Top 10 Reasons To Bring Your Film To D&L Photo 10. Sleeved Negatives 9. Date & Negative Number on Back of Prints 8. Enlargements & Wallets 7. Same Day - Next Day Pricing 6. APS Processing In Store 5. Good Customer Club 4. Convenient Drop Box 3. 2nd Set Free Tuesdays 2. Competitive Pricing 1 Great Quality & Color! Independent Ads Get Noticed. (You're Reading This One Aren't You?) Ophthalmology Associates now offers the latest clear cornea no-stitch surgery. Outpatient surgery is performed at Ortonville Hospital. For an appointment, ca111-800-255-7448. Reach us on the Internet at http://members.aol.com/abrophth. Page 11