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WINNER. Pioneer Meat Market's annual deer hunting shotgun winner is Rich Lundberg of Lundberg won a MossberR limited edition 12 gauge shotgun. Dale Bender, left, would like to thank )eciall all the hunters for an excellent deer season He said the 1997 numbers were down a lit Meat Market processing about 500 deer. Ip available to pruce up communities By Sherry Ristau Minnesota Foundation pleased to a new nership with Valspar Are for to spruce commu- neighbor_ ], or park? outhwest nesota may a Solution with the Minnesota d program. Through a effort with the Valspar and the Friends of Beautiful, grants are once aVailable to comrnunitie and to receive the paint and necessary to complete a Ion project. Corporation has been an part of Minnesota "land- decades, states Sherry executive director of the Minnesota Foundation. ar -Y e contmuing their tradition of involvement by bringing lCture-it-Painted program back to Minnesota." to six grants will be awarded the Southwest Minnesota "on or beautifi- projects that best meet the eli- criteria Selection will be .the visual impact of the pro- benefit to the community, participation and support, of the building, and the the needy. spar is excited about the restating the Minnesota it-Painted Program, Gwen Leifeld, coordinator Foundation. "This pro- with an avenue community restoration :hout Greater forward to part- the Southwest Minnesota this endeavor." thutmaarY e qualify for a not limited to, senior citizen or facilities, community Public building.s, murals, or projects. Projects the scope of the it-Painted program include denominational churches city maintenance, or privately owned facilities. Applications. available from the Southwest Minnesota Fund, are due March 5, 1998 with award winners announced in April. "We hope our communities and organizations will take advantage of this unique opportu- nity to work together and to brighten a local building," said Sherry Ristau, Southwest Minnesota Foundation Executive Director "Taking pride in our communities and the way they look is an important ingredient in our quality of life here in southwestern Minnesota." To receive an application or addi- tional information on the Valspar Minnesota Picture It-Painted Program, please contact The Southwest Minnesota Foundation, 102 Main St. S., Suite # 208, PO Box 428 Hutchinson, MN 55350, (320) 587-4848 or 1-800-594 9480. The Southwest Minnesota Foundation is an independent non- profit regional foundation and a cata- lyst facilitating opportunities for eco- nomic, social and cultural growth by promoting leadership, innovation and collaboration for the eighteen county region . The Foundation has con- tributed more than $16 million dollars through their grant and loan programs to enhance the quality of life in the southwest region. On Economic Development Lessons & proposals from North Carolina By Cai Clark LESSONS AND PROPOSALS FROM NORTH CAROLINA North Carolina has a record of heavy outside firm recruitment, and in recent years it has been one of the top states in industrial recruitment. However, a study published by the Southern Rural Development Center concluded that "Outside firms come to North Carolina to profit from local norms of low wages and low skills rather than to change them." Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Jacqueline Johnson of North Carolina State University found that "Development policies that nurture the skill base of local populations are much more likely to provide first world competitive advantages in the international economy than are the current, more widespread rural policies of hunting for low wage, low skill branch plants." Their report concludes that the recruitment of branch plants by state and local governments has been seriously overemphasized throughout the south. A better answer for economic development strategists may be a more sophisticated growth-from- within strategy. And, the failure of rural areas in the south to experience sustained economic growth has resulted from inattention to the development of human resources. Next week I will review the report's recommendations. 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. Real tax relief comes when You sit down with us. Last Year we 10 -" got over Oiihon dOllars back for our customers. Worki t We 'l, help You ge?geeryetth:; CR Randel son appointed Army warrant officer Douglas E. Bowers has graduated from the Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) and appointed as an Army warrant officer at Fort Rucker, Dalevitle, AL The school curriculum consists of an' intense 240-hour course conducted in a very rigorous, high-stressed environment. Candidates receive training and experience in leadership, Army doctrine and tactics, drill and ceremonies, military uniforms, land navigation and physical training. Military history, professional ethics, and requisite traits, skills and qualities required of an officer are part of the military education and training. The appointee is scheduled to attend a warrant officer basic course to receive training as unit maintenance technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Bowers is the son of Kenneth G. Bowers of Milbank, SD and Janet K. Randel of Ortonville. Drive Carehdly! SPONSORED BY YOUR AAA CLUB II ARE Y0U SURE YOU'I HEARINQ E'VERONO 0U SHOULD BE HEAPJN IItm  In esre4ted 23 rraJtlon who mf/ from some kJrl ot hlou tt thr rrm. ttcaoe,o i rounds - tho touna of to stor'y rq:mml  " Jmt ll February is the month of "Love," give your loved one the gift of hearing better. Senior Citizen Center, Ortonville, February 12th & 26th 9-11:00 a.m. !ANUARY FARMERS OF THE MONTH are the Helgesons from Odessa. Harley and Fllie run the Helgeson Ranch, where they have about 100 beef cattle and 27 horses. Pictured, from the back, are Harley, Ellie, Kara is the girl on the left, Kaylee is on the right, and Adam is in front. Scholarship funds available for students Agassiz & Odessa Mutual Insurance Company of Odessa, has college scholarship funds available for seniors in west central Minnesota who will be graduating in 1998. To receive an application students should send a self-addressed, stamped envelope t(>: Agassiz & Odessa Mutual Insurance Company, PO Box 98, Odessa, MN 56276-0098. The student's parent(s) must have an insurance policy in force with Agassiz & Odessa Mutual Insurance Company at the time of the scholarship application. All applications must be received in the Company office in Odessa by 4:30 on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998. Applications received after this time will not be considered. Pegastts DIRECqY You To The e N o, you and your family can enjoy current hit movies without ever leaving your living room! In fact, for a limit- ed time, if you buy an 18-inch Digital Satellite System for only $199 and order DIRECTV, we'll give you 34 pay per view movies absolutely free/ Imagine choosing from up to 55 different pay per view movies each night/No more late fees, tedious rewinding and empty video shelves. With DIRECTV, watching first run movies is as easy as a click of a button*. 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