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aries tries Murphy orial services for Charles 44 of Graceville, iday, Jan. 24 at Holy urch in Graceville rant was Fr. Jack Nordick Farwell serving as organist. wire Deb Stueve, Chris Id Sandy Bauer. Urn bearers yne Visneski, Chad Arens, fert, Bob Zabel, Roger Nell Buller, Dale "Louie" Billiet, Chuck Grimes, Zych and Bob ,seph Murphy was born at Graceville, to parents icy (Arens) Murphy. He and confirmed at St. at Barry. es grew up and attended ;raceville and was a ille High School in [or. 12, 1977, Charles was n marriage to Kim Doll at After marriage the couple near Graceville (Parne ii )). ng was his vocation but he at heart. Charles was erman and also enjoyed children. Charles served on the Parnell Township Boards and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Charles passed away Monday evening, Jan. 20, 2003, at Graceville reaching the age of 44 years, eight months and one day. Survivors include his wife Kim of Graceville; parents Jim (Nancy) Murphy of Graceville; father and mother-in-law, LeRoy "Butch" (Joyce) Doll of Dumont; one son Shawn of Mesa, AZ; three daughters, Sarah, Emily and Elissa at home; two sisters, Connie (Dean) Mikkelson of Sioux Falls, SD and Judy Murphy of Mesa, AZ; five brothers, Don Murphy of Butternut, WI, Dan Murphy of Naples, FL, Jack (Mitzy) Murphy of Graceville, Jerry (Julie) Murphy of Beardsley and Joe (Katie) Murphy of Beardsley; one sister-in-law Dee Ann (Jim) Dorfschmidt of Spearfish, SD; three brothers in law, Dave Doll of Loveland, CO, Danny (Stephanie) Doll of St. Cloud, and Bill Doll of Fargo, ND; one half sister Robin Geyer of Veneta, OR; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The Larson Funeral Home of Graceville was in charge of the arrangements. Howard HOWard, 64, of Staples, of Ortonville, died ,mng, Jan 22, 2003, at Care Center, in Saturday, Jan. 25 at Catholic Church officiating. vas in the Oak Grove Lake Falls Howard was born in Urbana, IL to ah (Maudlin) Howard. !rig High School in his education of Minnesota. )rking years were Department 1on as a Civil Engineer .OVerseeing Minnesota's IOn. lout the years he enjoyed aug improvements, a member of the S. Floyd was a former employee of the City of Ortonville, well as the Big Stone County Highway Dept. He was very active in the Ortonville Boy Scout program. Floyd is survived by his three daughters; Angela Mae of Goleta, CA, Kathleen Smykaiski of Maplewood, and Julie (Scott) Shaw of Atlanta, GA, a son; Daniel (Kathy) Howard of Spokane, WA, three sisters; Florence Hopkins of Springfield, GA, Ruth (Virgil) Kuntz of Bismarck, ND, Shirley (Maynard) Peters of Thief River Falls, a brother; Roger (Barbara) Howard of Staples, and four grandchildren. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, James and Leah Howard, and grandparents; Charlie and Clara Howard. Cards may be sent to the family of Floyd, c/o The Brenny Funeral Home, 306 4th St. NE, Staples, MN 56379. Memorials have been suggested to Hospice. for Ardella Ann Rapids, were held 5, 2003 at Holy rch in Graccville. ent Was at St. Peter;s letery in Dumont. Tracy was born July ?eville, to parents Isan) Hanson. n marriage to on May 20, 1948 to Cook and cooked Nursing Home for uved horses. Passed away Tuesday Martin, morning, Jan. 21, 2003 at St. Cloud reaching the age of 68 years, five months and seven days. urvivos include five daughters Janie (Terry) Fiscfier of Caldwell, iD, Jeanette Burns of Chokio, Joy (Robert) Kievney of Nampa, ID, Linda (Kent) Munster of Nampa, ID, and Della Tracy (and special friend Vern Kassahn) of St. Cloud; five sons Clyde Jr. (Doreen) Tracy of CA, Ronald Tracy of CA, John (Laurie) Tracy of Johnson, Les (Jenny) Tracy of CA, and Kenneth (Candee) Tracy of St. Cloud; 26 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. :es for Lillian s Park, were Jan 21, 2003 at St. in Ortonville. tas Fr. Robert Goblirsch as organist. 9und Cemetery in )ots" hA.-.. - ,,=,artin was born at Jackson, to parents Prochazka. 19, 2003 at the age of 76 md two days Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers Leslie and Joseph Prochazka. Survivors include her husband, John Martin of St. Louis Park, one daughter, Diane (Kevin) Dunder of Portland, OR, one son, David (Lisa) Martin of Seattle, WA, one sister, Mildred Frolik of Chelsea, AL, Charles Prochazka of Solomon, KS, Larry Prochazka of Boulder City, NV, and Jim (Irene) Prochazka of Jackson, five grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Waterman t), 73, formerly of in her visiting Mexico. aughters, of Eden Lisa, Mike and Julie Oliver and Karen Sieber. Memorial service held Jan. 21st at St. Mark's UM Church. Private interment at El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego. Memorials preferred to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 3502 Ciairemont Dr., San Diego, CA 92117. &L Photo 1.HOur Photo Processing Lab 307 Main St., Milbank 432-5222 ,Cross from Pizza Ranch Advantix Processing Same Day - Next Day - Same Price oo,00 s9. (25exp) (without panoramics) Second set =2" Top I 0 Reasons To Bring Your Film To D&L Photo - " = negative Number on B k of Enlargement ........ ac Prints ,. 'ucessing In Store :,ustomer Club ._.. =.,ent urop Box .=,,-ve Pri(:ing 1. Great Quality & Color! Jan. 28, 2003 Stan Benkowski Funeral Services for'Stanley Benkowski, 63, of Wheaten, formerly of Ortonville, will be held at 10:30 A.M. today Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at the St. Johns Catholic Church in Ortonville. Visitation will be from 5-8 P.M. Monday evening with a 7:30 P.M. Prayer Service both at the Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville. Celebrant will be Fr. Robert Goblirsch with Pat Kunz serving as organist and St. John's Choir providing special music. Honorary pallbearers will be Stanley's many friends. Active pallbearers will be Joe Bear, John Bear, Charles Bartz, Don Felton, Larry Benkowski, Jr., Bob Barr, Francis Benkowski and Steve Essington. Interment will be at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville. Stanley Joseph Benkowski was born July 22, 1939 at Holdingford, to parents Joseph and Clementine (Wimmer) Benkowski. He was baptized July 23, 1939 at Holdingford. Stanley moved to Ortonville with his parents at the age of six. Stanley attended grade school and high school in Ortonville. After graduation he enlisted in the Marines in 1958 to 1962. Stan was a licensed electrician being employed by Barr's Electric for 35 years. Stan enjoyed fishing and hunting with his black Labs and enjoyed traveling and dancing. He also enjoyed playing cards at the Wheaten Nursing Home with the residents, oil painting and making religious statues. He loved to have coffee with his friends at local cafes. Stan married Marlene Determan on June 8, 2001 at Ortonville. He was, a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville, and Ave Maria Parish in Wheaten. Stanley passed away at his home on Saturday, Jan 25. 2003 reaching the age of 63 years, six months and three days. Survivors include his wife Marlene Determan Benkowski of Wheaten: five step children Mary (Dave) McLaughlin of Chico, CA, Jon (Trudy) Determan of Wheaten, Joel (Lori) Determan of Andover, Kris (Tom) Skrownek of Ramsey, and Pat (Mike) Estenson of Fargo, ND; two sisters Mary Bear of Ortonville and Delores (Don) Welling of Fulda; two brothers Edward (Linda) Benkowski of New Hope, and Larry (Elnor) of Ortonville; 11 step grandchildren and many nieces and nephews including his favorite nephew Joe Bear. I Extension report David Nelson Regional Extension Educator Community Development - Rural Economics Renville County Olivia, MN 56277 320/523-3713 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES ON THE RURAL LANDSCAPE We all have the entrepreneurial spirit within us. Some of us express it sooner than others. Some of us express it to a greater extent than others. Some a r e entrepreneurial introverts, some extroverts. The w o r d entrepreneur is unique to our capitalist society. It is truly American. An Entrepreneur is a person who manages and assumes the risk of going into business. Yes, a retailer, a manufacturer, a processor, a service provider, and a farmer. If we are to assume and manage the risks of business, perhaps we should take a look at some of the "Fatal Flaws" of a business proposition. Professor Jeffry Timmons of Babson College identified the seven fatal flaws of new business opportunities in his publication, New Venture Creation. These flaws are basically the inverse of what makes an opportunity attractive. One, a very small market for the product. This is also a timing issue. Today, sales of beanie babies are much less than five years ago. How big is the market for hamburgers in a vegetarian community? Sorrel boots in Bermuda'? How about the Segway, personal transport vehicle'? Two, overpowering competition and a high cost of entry. It is nearly impossible to introduce a new car into the US market. DeLorean, Bricklin, Sterling, and Tucker will all speak to this challenge. Yet Honda, Toyota, BMW, and Datsun have done well in the USA since 1970. Three, the inability to produce a product at a competitive price. Bowmar was unable to remain competitive with the electronic calculator after the integrated circuit giants, like Hewlett-Packard, entered the business. Solar power was invented years ago, but it still is not cost effective when compared to our fossil fuels. Four, lack of influence and control over product development and component prices. When was the last time a farmer was able to influence the cost of fertilizer or seed? How often does a farmer get to change the price of pork chops at the grocery store? What happened to candle sales (petroleum based wax) when the oil embargo hit in '74? Five, inability to expand beyond a one-product company. Osborne built the first commercially successful portable computer and then faded in the face of new competition. Six, overwhelming financial requirements. It is estimated that a satellite repair business would cost about $100 million to get started. We usually turn to government or the Fortune 500 to build new airplanes, bridges, water treatment plants, power plants, and space shuttles. Seven, inability to sell or leave the business, profitably. Does your business have value in excess of its inventory, land, building and equipment? Do you have a brand name, loyal customer base, superior product, patent, or trade secret'? You may have a job, income, and self- employment, but no chance of leaving the business in any financially rewarding way. Sometimes called lifestyle businesses, they can be rewarding and profitable. The majority of retail, service, and trades are "lifestyle" opportunities, an excellent way to make a living, not a stock exchange company. David A. Nelson is an Educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Community Economics serving the West Central District that includes Big Stone County. Mental Health EMS Conference Ridgewater College and the Minnesota Department of Human Services Adult Mental Health Division will provide a free conference for 1st responders, paramedics, EMTs, law enforcement officials, EMS nurses, and fire fighters. "Responding to Mental Health Crises in the Community for EMS/Fire Providers" is set for Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 475 on the Hutchinson Campus. Objectives of the workshop will be to train 1st responders on mental health intervention techniques in emergency situations, increase the ability to deal appropriately and , .i i respectfully with persons who are mentally ill, broaden one's knowledge of medications, and, strengthen the relationship between professionals and agencies. The conference will include materials, 6 POST credits/CEUs, and a meal at no cost. For more information, contact Gerry Otto, EMS Coordinator, Center for Customized and Continuing Education, (320) 231-2978. To register for the conference, call the office of registration at (320) 231- 2922. Chase-Mueller vows told On July 20, 2002, Kerry Mueller and Danny Chase were united in mar- riage. The bride is the daughter of Howard and Karin Mueller, Miibank, SD. The groom is the son of Ronnie and Linda Chase, Clinton. Grandparents of the bride are Phil and Lois Mueller, Milbank, SD, and George and Anita Reimnitz, Corsica, SD. Grandmothers of the groom are Marlys Chase, Clinton, and Ella Sackreiter, Milbank, SD. The ceremo- ny was held at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank, SD, with Reverend Mark A. Erickson officiat- ing. The groom's aunt, Pam Chase, Ortonville, provided music. Jeff Mueller, brother of the bride, Sioux Falls, SD, read the scriptures for the ceremony. Gregg Mueller, brother of the bride, Minneapolis, was the acolyte. The bride wore a white two-piece satin gown featuring a strapless lace- up corseted bodice with a beaded design that was echoed on the hem of the skirt and on the finished tails that cascaded down the semi-cathedral train. She wore a silver and rhinestone tiara and carried a bouquet of yellow roses. The groom wore a black tuxedo with a platinum vest, button cover shirt and a long jacket. Melissa Mueller, sister of the bride, Milbank, SD, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Rachel Tiet'jen, friend of the couple, Omaha, NE, and Nicole Mueller, sister of the bride, Milbank, SD. They wore long sleeveless blue iridescent taffeta dresses made by the groom's mother. Their bouquets were of yellow tulips. Matt Karels, friend of the couple, Big Stone City, SD, was the best man. Groomsmen were Eric Longhenry, friend of the couple, and Jeff Hayes, cousin of the groom, both of Aberdeen, SD. Ushers were Eric Lovgren, friend of the couple, Ortonviile, and Scott Mueller, brother of the bride, Miibank, SD The groomsmen and ushers wore similar tuxedos to the groom. Personal attendants to the bride were Holly Mueller, sister-in-law of the bride, Sioux Falls, SD, and Carri Hamann, sister of the groom, Ortonville. Attending the flowers was Kristi Arndt, sister of the groom', Canby. Cousins of the bride, Samantha Mueller, Milbank, SD, and Anne Walker, Sioux Falls, SD, were gift attendants. Nancy Hayes, aunt of the groom, Aberdeen, SD, videotaped the ceremony. Reception and dance followed at the Big Stone American Legion. Host and hostess were Kyle Chase, Appleton, uncle of the groom, and Barb Walker, aunt of the bride, Sioux Falls, SD, Lorien Mueller, sister-in- law of the bride, Minneapolis, cut the cake. Serving punch were Danielle Beyer, friend of the couple, Ortonviile, and Angela Hayes, cousin of the groom, Aberdeen, SD. Serving coffee was Stephanie Hayes, cousin of the groom, Aberdeen, SD. Waitresses during the reception were Melissa Chase, Ortonville, Carly Hayes, Aberdeen, SD, both cousins of the groom, and Emily Mueller, Milbank, SD, cousin of the bride. The bride is a 1997 graduate of Milbank High School and a 2001 graduate of South Dakota State University. The groom is a 1998 grad- uate of Ortonville High School and a 2000 graduate of North Dakota State College of Science. They are at home in Milbank. Quality Collision Repair FREE LOANER VEHICLE *Body Work & Painting *Insurance Claims *Glass Installation *Free Estimates Located one mile north of Ortonville on Hwy. 7 to Sioux Historic Pavilion) GARY KNOLL  Call Anytime I (3201 839-2718 North Hwy. 75 OrtonvUle, MN 56278 (next to EconoLodge) Call Dustin today at 320-839-3333 lies. 320-839-33:27 If Dustin doesn't have the car you want, he'll order it for you. MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM/ '99 Ford F150 Quad Cab 4x4 XLT 5.4 V8, Auto, Chrome Wheels, Loaded, Red 69,000 Miles - Nice1 $13,900 '98 Dodge Intrepid V6, Power Seat, Loaded, 49,000 Miles $6,995 INDEPENDENT Page 13 aries tries Murphy orial services for Charles 44 of Graceville, iday, Jan. 24 at Holy urch in Graceville rant was Fr. Jack Nordick Farwell serving as organist. wire Deb Stueve, Chris Id Sandy Bauer. Urn bearers yne Visneski, Chad Arens, fert, Bob Zabel, Roger Nell Buller, Dale "Louie" Billiet, Chuck Grimes, Zych and Bob ,seph Murphy was born at Graceville, to parents icy (Arens) Murphy. He and confirmed at St. at Barry. es grew up and attended ;raceville and was a ille High School in [or. 12, 1977, Charles was n marriage to Kim Doll at After marriage the couple near Graceville (Parne ii )). ng was his vocation but he at heart. Charles was erman and also enjoyed children. Charles served on the Parnell Township Boards and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Charles passed away Monday evening, Jan. 20, 2003, at Graceville reaching the age of 44 years, eight months and one day. Survivors include his wife Kim of Graceville; parents Jim (Nancy) Murphy of Graceville; father and mother-in-law, LeRoy "Butch" (Joyce) Doll of Dumont; one son Shawn of Mesa, AZ; three daughters, Sarah, Emily and Elissa at home; two sisters, Connie (Dean) Mikkelson of Sioux Falls, SD and Judy Murphy of Mesa, AZ; five brothers, Don Murphy of Butternut, WI, Dan Murphy of Naples, FL, Jack (Mitzy) Murphy of Graceville, Jerry (Julie) Murphy of Beardsley and Joe (Katie) Murphy of Beardsley; one sister-in-law Dee Ann (Jim) Dorfschmidt of Spearfish, SD; three brothers in law, Dave Doll of Loveland, CO, Danny (Stephanie) Doll of St. Cloud, and Bill Doll of Fargo, ND; one half sister Robin Geyer of Veneta, OR; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The Larson Funeral Home of Graceville was in charge of the arrangements. Howard HOWard, 64, of Staples, of Ortonville, died ,mng, Jan 22, 2003, at Care Center, in Saturday, Jan. 25 at Catholic Church officiating. vas in the Oak Grove Lake Falls Howard was born in Urbana, IL to ah (Maudlin) Howard. !rig High School in his education of Minnesota. )rking years were Department 1on as a Civil Engineer .OVerseeing Minnesota's IOn. lout the years he enjoyed aug improvements, a member of the S. Floyd was a former employee of the City of Ortonville, well as the Big Stone County Highway Dept. He was very active in the Ortonville Boy Scout program. Floyd is survived by his three daughters; Angela Mae of Goleta, CA, Kathleen Smykaiski of Maplewood, and Julie (Scott) Shaw of Atlanta, GA, a son; Daniel (Kathy) Howard of Spokane, WA, three sisters; Florence Hopkins of Springfield, GA, Ruth (Virgil) Kuntz of Bismarck, ND, Shirley (Maynard) Peters of Thief River Falls, a brother; Roger (Barbara) Howard of Staples, and four grandchildren. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, James and Leah Howard, and grandparents; Charlie and Clara Howard. Cards may be sent to the family of Floyd, c/o The Brenny Funeral Home, 306 4th St. NE, Staples, MN 56379. Memorials have been suggested to Hospice. for Ardella Ann Rapids, were held 5, 2003 at Holy rch in Graccville. ent Was at St. Peter;s letery in Dumont. Tracy was born July ?eville, to parents Isan) Hanson. n marriage to on May 20, 1948 to Cook and cooked Nursing Home for uved horses. Passed away Tuesday Martin, morning, Jan. 21, 2003 at St. Cloud reaching the age of 68 years, five months and seven days. urvivos include five daughters Janie (Terry) Fiscfier of Caldwell, iD, Jeanette Burns of Chokio, Joy (Robert) Kievney of Nampa, ID, Linda (Kent) Munster of Nampa, ID, and Della Tracy (and special friend Vern Kassahn) of St. Cloud; five sons Clyde Jr. (Doreen) Tracy of CA, Ronald Tracy of CA, John (Laurie) Tracy of Johnson, Les (Jenny) Tracy of CA, and Kenneth (Candee) Tracy of St. Cloud; 26 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. :es for Lillian s Park, were Jan 21, 2003 at St. in Ortonville. tas Fr. Robert Goblirsch as organist. 9und Cemetery in )ots" hA.-.. - ,,=,artin was born at Jackson, to parents Prochazka. 19, 2003 at the age of 76 md two days Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers Leslie and Joseph Prochazka. Survivors include her husband, John Martin of St. Louis Park, one daughter, Diane (Kevin) Dunder of Portland, OR, one son, David (Lisa) Martin of Seattle, WA, one sister, Mildred Frolik of Chelsea, AL, Charles Prochazka of Solomon, KS, Larry Prochazka of Boulder City, NV, and Jim (Irene) Prochazka of Jackson, five grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Waterman t), 73, formerly of in her visiting Mexico. aughters, of Eden Lisa, Mike and Julie Oliver and Karen Sieber. Memorial service held Jan. 21st at St. Mark's UM Church. Private interment at El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego. Memorials preferred to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 3502 Ciairemont Dr., San Diego, CA 92117. &L Photo 1.HOur Photo Processing Lab 307 Main St., Milbank 432-5222 ,Cross from Pizza Ranch Advantix Processing Same Day - Next Day - Same Price oo,00 s9. (25exp) (without panoramics) Second set =2" Top I 0 Reasons To Bring Your Film To D&L Photo - " = negative Number on B k of Enlargement ........ ac Prints ,. 'ucessing In Store :,ustomer Club ._.. =.,ent urop Box .=,,-ve Pri(:ing 1. Great Quality & Color! Jan. 28, 2003 Stan Benkowski Funeral Services for'Stanley Benkowski, 63, of Wheaten, formerly of Ortonville, will be held at 10:30 A.M. today Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at the St. Johns Catholic Church in Ortonville. Visitation will be from 5-8 P.M. Monday evening with a 7:30 P.M. Prayer Service both at the Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville. Celebrant will be Fr. Robert Goblirsch with Pat Kunz serving as organist and St. John's Choir providing special music. Honorary pallbearers will be Stanley's many friends. Active pallbearers will be Joe Bear, John Bear, Charles Bartz, Don Felton, Larry Benkowski, Jr., Bob Barr, Francis Benkowski and Steve Essington. Interment will be at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville. Stanley Joseph Benkowski was born July 22, 1939 at Holdingford, to parents Joseph and Clementine (Wimmer) Benkowski. He was baptized July 23, 1939 at Holdingford. Stanley moved to Ortonville with his parents at the age of six. Stanley attended grade school and high school in Ortonville. After graduation he enlisted in the Marines in 1958 to 1962. Stan was a licensed electrician being employed by Barr's Electric for 35 years. Stan enjoyed fishing and hunting with his black Labs and enjoyed traveling and dancing. He also enjoyed playing cards at the Wheaten Nursing Home with the residents, oil painting and making religious statues. He loved to have coffee with his friends at local cafes. Stan married Marlene Determan on June 8, 2001 at Ortonville. He was, a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville, and Ave Maria Parish in Wheaten. Stanley passed away at his home on Saturday, Jan 25. 2003 reaching the age of 63 years, six months and three days. Survivors include his wife Marlene Determan Benkowski of Wheaten: five step children Mary (Dave) McLaughlin of Chico, CA, Jon (Trudy) Determan of Wheaten, Joel (Lori) Determan of Andover, Kris (Tom) Skrownek of Ramsey, and Pat (Mike) Estenson of Fargo, ND; two sisters Mary Bear of Ortonville and Delores (Don) Welling of Fulda; two brothers Edward (Linda) Benkowski of New Hope, and Larry (Elnor) of Ortonville; 11 step grandchildren and many nieces and nephews including his favorite nephew Joe Bear. I Extension report David Nelson Regional Extension Educator Community Development - Rural Economics Renville County Olivia, MN 56277 320/523-3713 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES ON THE RURAL LANDSCAPE We all have the entrepreneurial spirit within us. Some of us express it sooner than others. Some of us express it to a greater extent than others. Some a r e entrepreneurial introverts, some extroverts. The w o r d entrepreneur is unique to our capitalist society. It is truly American. An Entrepreneur is a person who manages and assumes the risk of going into business. Yes, a retailer, a manufacturer, a processor, a service provider, and a farmer. If we are to assume and manage the risks of business, perhaps we should take a look at some of the "Fatal Flaws" of a business proposition. Professor Jeffry Timmons of Babson College identified the seven fatal flaws of new business opportunities in his publication, New Venture Creation. These flaws are basically the inverse of what makes an opportunity attractive. One, a very small market for the product. This is also a timing issue. Today, sales of beanie babies are much less than five years ago. How big is the market for hamburgers in a vegetarian community? Sorrel boots in Bermuda'? How about the Segway, personal transport vehicle'? Two, overpowering competition and a high cost of entry. It is nearly impossible to introduce a new car into the US market. DeLorean, Bricklin, Sterling, and Tucker will all speak to this challenge. Yet Honda, Toyota, BMW, and Datsun have done well in the USA since 1970. Three, the inability to produce a product at a competitive price. Bowmar was unable to remain competitive with the electronic calculator after the integrated circuit giants, like Hewlett-Packard, entered the business. Solar power was invented years ago, but it still is not cost effective when compared to our fossil fuels. Four, lack of influence and control over product development and component prices. When was the last time a farmer was able to influence the cost of fertilizer or seed? How often does a farmer get to change the price of pork chops at the grocery store? What happened to candle sales (petroleum based wax) when the oil embargo hit in '74? Five, inability to expand beyond a one-product company. Osborne built the first commercially successful portable computer and then faded in the face of new competition. Six, overwhelming financial requirements. It is estimated that a satellite repair business would cost about $100 million to get started. We usually turn to government or the Fortune 500 to build new airplanes, bridges, water treatment plants, power plants, and space shuttles. Seven, inability to sell or leave the business, profitably. Does your business have value in excess of its inventory, land, building and equipment? Do you have a brand name, loyal customer base, superior product, patent, or trade secret'? You may have a job, income, and self- employment, but no chance of leaving the business in any financially rewarding way. Sometimes called lifestyle businesses, they can be rewarding and profitable. The majority of retail, service, and trades are "lifestyle" opportunities, an excellent way to make a living, not a stock exchange company. David A. Nelson is an Educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Community Economics serving the West Central District that includes Big Stone County. Mental Health EMS Conference Ridgewater College and the Minnesota Department of Human Services Adult Mental Health Division will provide a free conference for 1st responders, paramedics, EMTs, law enforcement officials, EMS nurses, and fire fighters. "Responding to Mental Health Crises in the Community for EMS/Fire Providers" is set for Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 475 on the Hutchinson Campus. Objectives of the workshop will be to train 1st responders on mental health intervention techniques in emergency situations, increase the ability to deal appropriately and , .i i respectfully with persons who are mentally ill, broaden one's knowledge of medications, and, strengthen the relationship between professionals and agencies. The conference will include materials, 6 POST credits/CEUs, and a meal at no cost. For more information, contact Gerry Otto, EMS Coordinator, Center for Customized and Continuing Education, (320) 231-2978. To register for the conference, call the office of registration at (320) 231- 2922. Chase-Mueller vows told On July 20, 2002, Kerry Mueller and Danny Chase were united in mar- riage. The bride is the daughter of Howard and Karin Mueller, Miibank, SD. The groom is the son of Ronnie and Linda Chase, Clinton. Grandparents of the bride are Phil and Lois Mueller, Milbank, SD, and George and Anita Reimnitz, Corsica, SD. Grandmothers of the groom are Marlys Chase, Clinton, and Ella Sackreiter, Milbank, SD. The ceremo- ny was held at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank, SD, with Reverend Mark A. Erickson officiat- ing. The groom's aunt, Pam Chase, Ortonville, provided music. Jeff Mueller, brother of the bride, Sioux Falls, SD, read the scriptures for the ceremony. Gregg Mueller, brother of the bride, Minneapolis, was the acolyte. The bride wore a white two-piece satin gown featuring a strapless lace- up corseted bodice with a beaded design that was echoed on the hem of the skirt and on the finished tails that cascaded down the semi-cathedral train. She wore a silver and rhinestone tiara and carried a bouquet of yellow roses. The groom wore a black tuxedo with a platinum vest, button cover shirt and a long jacket. Melissa Mueller, sister of the bride, Milbank, SD, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Rachel Tiet'jen, friend of the couple, Omaha, NE, and Nicole Mueller, sister of the bride, Milbank, SD. They wore long sleeveless blue iridescent taffeta dresses made by the groom's mother. Their bouquets were of yellow tulips. Matt Karels, friend of the couple, Big Stone City, SD, was the best man. Groomsmen were Eric Longhenry, friend of the couple, and Jeff Hayes, cousin of the groom, both of Aberdeen, SD. Ushers were Eric Lovgren, friend of the couple, Ortonviile, and Scott Mueller, brother of the bride, Miibank, SD The groomsmen and ushers wore similar tuxedos to the groom. Personal attendants to the bride were Holly Mueller, sister-in-law of the bride, Sioux Falls, SD, and Carri Hamann, sister of the groom, Ortonville. Attending the flowers was Kristi Arndt, sister of the groom', Canby. Cousins of the bride, Samantha Mueller, Milbank, SD, and Anne Walker, Sioux Falls, SD, were gift attendants. Nancy Hayes, aunt of the groom, Aberdeen, SD, videotaped the ceremony. Reception and dance followed at the Big Stone American Legion. Host and hostess were Kyle Chase, Appleton, uncle of the groom, and Barb Walker, aunt of the bride, Sioux Falls, SD, Lorien Mueller, sister-in- law of the bride, Minneapolis, cut the cake. Serving punch were Danielle Beyer, friend of the couple, Ortonviile, and Angela Hayes, cousin of the groom, Aberdeen, SD. Serving coffee was Stephanie Hayes, cousin of the groom, Aberdeen, SD. Waitresses during the reception were Melissa Chase, Ortonville, Carly Hayes, Aberdeen, SD, both cousins of the groom, and Emily Mueller, Milbank, SD, cousin of the bride. The bride is a 1997 graduate of Milbank High School and a 2001 graduate of South Dakota State University. The groom is a 1998 grad- uate of Ortonville High School and a 2000 graduate of North Dakota State College of Science. They are at home in Milbank. Quality Collision Repair FREE LOANER VEHICLE *Body Work & Painting *Insurance Claims *Glass Installation *Free Estimates Located one mile north of Ortonville on Hwy. 7 to Sioux Historic Pavilion) GARY KNOLL  Call Anytime I (3201 839-2718 North Hwy. 75 OrtonvUle, MN 56278 (next to EconoLodge) Call Dustin today at 320-839-3333 lies. 320-839-33:27 If Dustin doesn't have the car you want, he'll order it for you. MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM/ '99 Ford F150 Quad Cab 4x4 XLT 5.4 V8, Auto, Chrome Wheels, Loaded, Red 69,000 Miles - Nice1 $13,900 '98 Dodge Intrepid V6, Power Seat, Loaded, 49,000 Miles $6,995 INDEPENDENT Page 13