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Ortonville's Roy Bailey was recently riding the Amtrak and noticed in a paper on a seat next to him an obituary of one Earl Eaton, of Springfield, Oregon, who, according to the article, was born Aug. 18, 1918 in Ortenville, to Henry and Earl Gertrude Eaton. Eaton He had lived in the Oregon area since 1936. The spelling of his birthplace was as you see above, but we're thinking it should have been Ortonville. Anyone heard of this man? His photo appears here, repro- duced from the paper Roy was read- ing. ***** With wife Jeanette and daughter, Sara, we recently enjoyed a wonderful tour of an all-new $4 million dollar Public Library building in River Falls, Wisconsin, where former Ortonville Librarian Barb Hauer is now the head Librarian. Barb has been at her new job there for about four months and was in charge of a recent open house for the new structure. It's truly a beautiful layout, and we're happy that Barb is enjoying her new work, though she admits she misses Ortonville, especially her many friends here. Husband Dennis will be joining her there in due time ... his plans are to be managing an apart- ment complex there. ***** Long time friend, reader, critic, and colleague, Dave Torgerson of Clinton, has some talent in poetry, as evidenced by the following which he jotted down on the spur of the moment, while one day watching some youngsters playing ball outside near his kitchen Window: FROM MY KITCHEN WINDOW "Today I watched some boys at play There was a fight, 'Tll take my ball and go away" A hurried conference then took place without the ball, the game is done, they'll be no fun for anyone." "Come on back - bring the ball - We're sorry now there was a fight It only was because of spite!" The ball came back, they played again, But it somehow wasn't quite the same The fun was gone It turned out wrong Will these boys remember and know, As they get older, mature and grow The need to learn - the lessons told Before they all have grown too old The lesson is -- "It's not the blame but simply how we play the game" ***** We tend to agree with President Clinton in wanting to ban any cloning of human beings. The act would be simply great if cloning would be limited to such persons as Jesus, Mother Teresa, Abe Lincoln, or the likes ... but what a mess the world would be in if cloning took place with the likes of a Saddam Hussein!! Best to let mother nature alone on this one! H.A. and Arlys (nee Thomas) Bruns of Oregon send their early renewal, saying "we can't live with- out it, even though there are lots of new names and faces. It's raining here today and about 39 degrees, but sounds like we might have a white Christmas ... would like that!" If that happens, Arlys, you could be out- doing us Minnesotans this year ... the weatherman is predicting a "brown" Christmas for us this year, which they say only happens once in about 10 years. Must be that "El Nino!" DATES TO REMEMBER: January 13 Afterschool Cloverbuds session at Ortonville Elementary School (3:15 p.m.) January 17 - 4-H Horse Project Meeting (9:30 a.m.) January 19 - Courthouse closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Day January 19 - 4-H Fruit Sales Committee meeting at Clinton Memorial Building (6:30 p.m.) January 19 - 4-H Federation Meeting at Clinton Memorial Building with Project Bowl Training (7:30 p.m.) followed by Ambassador meeting (9:30 p.m.) OHS mat men return to action Ortonville's Trojan wrestling team returned to action Jan. 3 at Montevideo in a ten team individual tournament. The Trojans were paced by Jamie Karels at 189 lbs. Karels had a 2-2 record and placed sixth in a tough weight. At 125 lbs., Jason Kellen also placed sixth. Joe Karels, at 103 lbs., wrestled and picked up one win. In the junior varsity division, Blake Schmieg placed second at 171 lbs. James Thompson wrestled his way to a third place finish at 160 lbs. "This was a tough tournament and was a good way for us to get back into action after Christmas," said Coach Joe Eustice. The Trojans entertained the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks Jan. 6 in the Trojans second home match of the season. The home team was missing a number of weights due to some illness and match limit considerations. The final score was a 72-3 loss for Ortonviile. "Now that may seem to be a blow out, said Eustice, but when you consider the fact that we had to give them 24 points before we started to wrestle and we were able to wrestle into the second and third periods before we were pinned, the match was much closer than it seems." Everyone wrestled very well, he said. Highlights of the night were made by Keith Haggerty and Joe Karels. Keith was able to get the crowd into his match and fought hard to come back to get a pin in his JV match. This was Haggerty's first win and also first pin. "He has been working very hard and putting a lot of time into wrestling. It was nice to see it pay off for him." said Eustice. - At 103 lbs., Joe Karels overcame a five-point c[eficit to post a 9-7 overtime win. Joe kept working the whole match and found a way to win the match. It was great to see him put more than one move together and work so hard to be successful, said Coach Eustice. The mat men traveled to Osakis and dropped a 48-30 dual meet Thursday. Picking up falls for the Trojans were the Karels brothers, Joe at 103 lbs. and Jamie at HWT. Chris Lee at 152 lbs. and James Thompson at 171 lbs. and Paul Karels at 189 lbs. also picked up wins. Ortonville traveled to Clara City to take on Maccray, Willmar and CACGB on Saturday. The Trojans lost all three matches and are still being hampered by a flu bug that is keeping people out of the line up. Jamie Karels wrestled some good tough matches at 189 lbs. Karels came out on the short end of a 4-3 double overtime decision to Josh Noble of Maccray. Jamie picked up an 18-5 win over Eric Andrews of CACGB. Karels lost his third match to a tough Dan Jacobs of Willmar. At 103 lbs., Joe Karels was able to avenge a loss to Aaron Shippy of CACGB with a fall in 3:23. The team is continuing to show vast improvement and once everyone gets healthy, Coach Eustice thinks they will start to turn things around. He says anyone following the team knows they show improved skills each time on the mat. "I have been very proud of the team and their efforts this year," said ght the team would be etitive, but due to some veterans not coming out, the Trojans are wrestling more seventh and eight graders against other teams who have upper classmen. The good thing is that the young men have very positive attitudes and are very hard workers, Eustice said. In the last few weeks the Trojans have gained a number of wrestlers on the team. It is not too late to join. Anyone still interested has until Jan. 15 to get a weight slip signed to be part of the team. New team members include Greg Hooser, Chris Lee, Josh Lee and Andrew Lee. Jeff Laskowske will also be making a return to practice from an early season injury. Upcoming action for the week will see the junior high travel to Clear Lake, SD for a tournament Jan. 12, a JV tournament in Alberta Jan. 16 and to Minnewaska for a varsity/ JV tournament on Jan. 17. The team thanks all the sponsors who provided the T-shirts for the team. A very special thanks to Henrich and Sons, Heritage Printing, Our Place Cafe, Sykora Plumbing, Cenex C-Store, Progressive Collision and Glass Center and the Wrestling Booster Club. "We greatly appreciate your support," said Eustice. Trees available for planting TREES AVAILABLE FOR We will notify, as it will be the PLANTING The Ortonville Tree Board is taking orders for trees from January 12th through January 24th for spring planting. In order to receive these trees you must live within Ortonviile City limits, be a homeown- er and plant it on your own property. These trees will be provided free of charge with the stipulation that you keep them watered and provide neces- sary care for a period of five years. If a tree dies due to neglect of any kind within five years, the homeowner will be required to reimburse the tree board for-the cost of the tree. There are 200 trees available with a limit of one (1) tree per homeowner, therefore we will not take any orders after that number is filled. Delivery will be about the 15th of April. Area elementary wrestling to start The Ortonville Area elementary wrestling program will begin Tuesday, January 13. The program is open to students in K-6th grade. They will practice as many Tuesdays and Thursdays from the 13th through the end of the season. Practices will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Any parents willing to help with the program can come in any time, and there is no special equipment needed. Coordinators ask that you'not drop off your child unless there is a coach in the building. If school is canceled due to bad weather, there will be no wrestling practice. Watch the weekly newsletter for wrestling practices and tournaments. If you have any questions, call Joe Eustice or AI Webster. Wrestling fundamentals, good sportsmanship, and having fun will be stressed. A free T-shirt will be given to everyone who participates in the program. Former Odessa Supt. dies Jan. 6 Word was received that a former superintendent of schools in Odessa, Donald Huesers, 76, of Pine River died Jan. 6 at the Good Samaritan Center in Pine River. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 10th at Pequot Lakes, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING OUICK RESULTS American Family Insurance is rated A + (Superior) by A.M. Best, a rmlxted authority for rating insurance co We're here when you need us most. Call today. Brock Tatge I NW 2nd St. (. MN Ph,m (32O) II lt hll IIii lld INIW t=.m. lu =.'..d  me alli llmm.- - Ikllill Im l/,,,,llll,ml responsibility of the homeowner to pick up the tree. The following species are avail- able, Height 6ft to 8ft: Norway Maple; Crimson King Maple; Emerald Lustre Maple; Schwedler Maple; Autumn Spire Maple; Northwood Maple; Northfire Maple; Autumn Blaze Maple; Northern Catalpa (7ft whip); Hackberry Autumn Purple Ash; Bergeson Ash; Fallgold Ash; Marshalls Seedless Ash; Patmore Ash; Summit Ash; Spring Snow Crab; Red Splendor Crab; Radiant Crab; Royalty Crab; Pink Spire Crab; Northern Pin Oak (5ft); White Oak; Cardinal Royal Mountain Ash; Frontyard Linden; Redmond Linden; Greenspif Linden. Anyone interested in obtaining a tree is asked to contact: Bob Carlson, Diane Dorry, Scott Huizenga, Norbert Kelzer, Jane Streed, or Don Sykora. Names released in drug arrests Among those arrested for distribution of a controlled substance after a December 23, 1997, search of two homes, one in Appleton and one in Odessa, were Alberto Maganna and Magarita Ramirez, both of Appleton. Two juveniles from Ortonville and one adult from Odessa are waiting for charges to be filed. The Big Stone County Sheriff's Department is withholding the names, as the investigation continues. The search of the homes resulted in the seizure of several pounds of marijuana, cash, and firearms. Tips From LeAnn... The holidays have come and gone. With the milder winter weather we are having, isn't it delightful to actually be mobile in South Dakota and Minnesota in LeAnn Kuper January? No frozen tundra this winter! We here at Emanuel Furniture have another reason for you to be out and about. In conjunction with our January Clearance Sale on furniture, we are offering 25% off all regular priced in-stock wallcoverings and borders. Select clearance in-stock wallpapers are 50% off. There are also savings of 25%-50% on most special order wallpaper books. We have glazes, rag rollers, sample boards and knowledge in faux painting techniques. What a perfect time to create a new look for your home! Stop by Emanuel Furniture today for all your home decorating needs! "A South Dakota Century Old Business" EPIAHUEL euR00/rruRe ,v/D cARper HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5:15pm; Sat. 9am-4pm Tel! Free 888-4.-4 605-4.-4 306 South Third Street Milbank, South Dakota 57252 1040ASAP. The faster way of getting your income tax refund... Rapid Refund electronic filing from H&R Block. Elecronlc Filing You worked for it, why wait longer than you need to? You owe it to yourself to get the highest refund possible, as quickly as possible. So ask about Rapid Refund at a convenient location near you. H&R BLOCR Big Stone SWCD banquet set The Matador Supper Club, Ortonville, will be the site of the Big Stone Soil and Water Conservation District's annual awards banquet Thursday. Jan. 22. The banquet will start at 7 p.m. with the awards for 1997 being distributed first. The meal will follow. It will be a sit down meal with roast beef or chicken strips being served. Entertainment is being provided by Jack Sand, comedian and magician from Moorhead. The annual awards banquet is held to promote conservation and to recognize individuals who have received awards throughout the year. Awacds that were given in 1997 include: 5 & 6th Grade Poster Contest, 5 & 6th grade Mural Contest. Individual and Club 4-H Conservation Awards, Conservation Cooperator Award, Ag-Sportsman Award, Beautiful Farmstead award, South Dakota Wildlife Federation Camp Scholarship, and Conservation Educator Award. Ticket price is set at $6.75/plate. Purchase your tickets in advance or make a reservation by calling 839- 6149 or stopping by the District Office. Please make your reservations by Tuesday, Jan. 20. UMVRDC TAC meeting set for Jan. 14th The UMVRDC's Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) will be meeting Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the Appleton Civic Center, 323 W. Schlieman Ave. from 3-5 p.m. The TAC will be discussing area rail crossing upgrade candidates, Geographic Information Systems, regional freight flow information, and plans for completing a new comprehensive regional transportation plan. The public is welcome. Stork coming sool The Ort Independent and Star newspapers will again be publishing tl annual Stork Review ing the county's sponsored by Health Center ! Ortonviile Area Hea Services. Big Stone County ents of babies born in are asked to please photo of their baby to Ortonville Independent, Box 336, Ortonville, 56278 or call the office to schedule a a photographer to picture. The number is 6163. l . jAN Ol School prole00,0000goS, update mja Pin Ortonville School's reno! project is moving along. Acc00!71 Curt Bailey of Hasslen ConsllW 'ql Co. ! II The insulation and rubberl_'im, roof is being installed and the will be heated as soon as the complete. The contractor who po floors is getting set up to pourhe LqP' topping on the precast seconotten c The interior steel stud walls wilier seasc as soon as some floors are poujandria Duct work is installed for floor and they are workin second floor ducts. The ele contractor is installing c throughout the building for power, ml The brick venier should soon as the accent block Possibly next week, said Still Paying for your Proventil, Alupent, Albuterol Metaproternol, Mucomist or other Nebulizer 3592 Corporate Drive Columbus, Ohio 43231 Call (Not applicable for inhalers) 00CenB 208 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-3295 Tuesday, Jan. 13 ,sday' Page 2  INDEPENDENT