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L Gimmestad. 35. Lino Lakes. He will host residence Level 3 sex offender. 00off0000eing _His. Mlnilowed to drive or ommunity. Level 3 sex bation, not for sexual offenses, he said. ain. ! :N--Gray en Carlson, Lac qui Parle Count&lt;, Sheriff. reported a of break-ins and burglaries occurred in fish houses off Boyd's Y, .  on Lac qui Parle Lake in the earl},, morning hours of Jan. Miscel aneous fishing equipment was stolen along with a couple ut, !% and radios. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriffs office is ;ating these break-ins and burglaries. If anyone has any I" iation on these matters, please contact the sheriffs office at II, 8-3720 loom. il-Winterfest Weekend in Benson. which was previously set <day and Sunday. Feb. 2-3, has been cancelled due to the lack ;s, i, according to Chamber Manager Sandy Thompson. Although rs unlikely in the next few weeks, should the Benson area :ht ;iia significant amount of snow fall in the coming weeks, the may be rescheduled a for different time. ed on Jan. 11 in St. Louis. Missouri. Roger Strand accepted for the no-tilt ag supplier category on behalf of Strand of Inc. Strand of Milan. Inc. was started by Roger's great- in the late 1800s a a hardware and clothing tore. It the lumber business and is now an agricultural fertilizer and company, with incorporation occurring in 1976. Letters to the editor LettertoiheEdito00r "[he GoldenGrower's2002annual World War II My Name is Orrie Swayze a meting saw evidence of this Wilm(:)t SD farmer (lfX)miles south) absorption and sharing of Cargill's Memories former Golden Growers board values and perspectives. Even though member and served on the Progold Golden Growers only have a limited fromHelgaBarr'sscrapbook board Also former president of SD lease (through Progold) with Cargill, 111111111 Corn Growers ASSN and former many of the board refer to Cargill as American Coalition for Ethanol board our partner. After a one hour show and member. As ND assesses its role in tell by Cargill, members armed with renewable energy production and as half a story, were left to speculate (Editor's note: This is one in a series of articles, many from The Golden Growers looks to the future of about the Cargill presentation. There Independent, found in a cherished scrapbook compiled by the Progold plant there has been wasn't any other professional research Ortonville s Helga (Mrs. Sam) Bart.) debate about possible synergies. Some or a professional presentation of an say forget Wahpeton and invest in alternative direction for Golden ******** Nebraska. The ND Lt Gov has entered Growers. The members were left with the debate only the Cargill view of what is best l submit the following assessment for the Golden Growers. A Robert Brown Awarded for your consideration as a letter to the professional review of ethanol swing capacity at Wahpeton was not presented. Both the success of future lease negotiations and share value could improve as golden grower members better understand the marketing and production benefits of a more diverse product mix at Progold. Informed cooperative boards and farmers can reject irrational management and corporate influence. Local boards can be held accountable, stay informed, consult with experts, and do their own strategic planning. For Golden Growers and corn farmers the costly alternative is to allow Cargill to develop the strategic plans for the corn industry. As Golden Growers approach the beginning of lease negotiations a "forget Wahpeton strategy" will continue the slide in share value. Regional investment schemes with Cargill are a costly diversion. 99.9% of the Golden Grower members can and should make their own grain processing investments. Golden Growers must first be informed and assure the success of Progold. Golden Grower share value in the marketplace is the measure of that success . Today there are many energy production opportunities for farmers. Farmers can control their own destiny if they do their own thinking and challenge the conventional wisdom sponsored by the corporate complex. editor. My Phone 605-938-4141 RR 2 PO 18 Wilmot SD 57279. Golden Growers absorbed by Cargill. The following quote by Professor Murray Edelman came from an old political science text book. The chapter in discussion was about governmental regulators and their struggles to remain independent as the industries they regulate 'pressure' them for favor. In my view the regulatory commissions' struggle to remain independent is similar to a cooperative board trying to remain independent from their own management and the large corporate industries around them. Pressure isn't the only issue. As professor Murray Edelman observed: "The organizational and psychological embrace of the Industry around the regulatory commissioners go hand in hand, To be part of the organization in the sense of incessant exposure to its problems and HOCKING (RIGHT) AND A.J. PIERZINSKI from the ,s and participated in a program as the Orto, week. BEE WINNERS at Ortonville School outspelled their class- competition Friday At left is first place winner Jesse Bailey )lace winner Brittney Deboer. They are shown with as moderator for the competition. decisional premises is to come to share its perspectives and values. This is not 'pressure'; This is absorption." After observing the 2002 Golden Growers annual meeting the essence of Professor Edelman's quote could be restated as: "The organizational and psychological embrace of 'Cargill' around the Golden Grower's board go hand in hand. To be part of the organization in the sen of incessant exposure to 'Cargill's' problems and decisional premises is to come to share its perspectives and values. This is not 'pressure': This is absorption." Extension report Jean Kvols County Extension Director 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 LIFE'S DISAPPOINTMENTS Af work, at home and everywhere in between things dort't alv,'a turn 6t"lhe W"we hop'l"/ ould. Everyone faces disappointments and they may seem like "the end of the world" for some people. Marie Lee-Rude, Extension Educator in Chippewa County offers a few suggestions to help keep disappointments from getting you down: Stop sulking in silence. Calm down your anger and fear of the future. Give yourself some time to think things through and consider your choices and alternatives, Things may not seem nearly so bad tomorrow. Check out your attitude. A positive attitude influences the way a person sees a situation - a person's point of view or perspective about what has happened. It helps to think of people you know or have heard about who made the best of a bad situation - for example, overcoming an injury or disability. How did their attitude toward the situation make the outcome positive or negative? What did they do? Learn from them. Express your feelings in a way that doesn't hurt you or anybody else physically or mentally. "Going ballistic" does not solve the situation and only causes more difficulties for yourself and your loved ones. Talk about how you feel with someone you trust. A good friend, a work colleague, a spiritual leader, a parent, a counselor - these people are there for you when you have joy, SAV00 A LAKE when youhavesorrowandwhenyou have disappointments.  .Think about what you can learn from the experience and how you can NG CONTEST do better next time to prevent the situation, if possible. Write all about the situation and how you feel in a journal or letter to yourself. Just writing about it will help calm you down. ARTICHOKE LAKE SOUTH END Don't judge yourself or put February 10, 2002 ,oo,,o,, 00ow because of your feelings of failure. Failing at something doesn't mean that you are a 1100-3130 PM failure as a person. Dates to Remember: :CASH PRIZES AWARDED: h Feb. 6 - Corn/Soybean Day at !':ish-Largest Walleye, Nodhem & Panfish[ Open hose baby UatchlR Ret00 Prov00,onsCONTE:'Tlp.o,00a,,a, " shower for Olsons' There will be open house baby " :: an shower for the infant child of Jason N: Adults - $5.00, Under 16 - $3.00 & Beverages Available - Holes & Bait Provided 'SNOwDATE-FEB. 17,2002 OFFICIALS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR INJURIES. ALWAYS BE CAUTIOUS OF ICE.CONDITIONS! the kids and have a day of fun! Orrie Swayze 605-938-4141 RR2PO 18 Wilmot, SD 57279 Clinton Memorial Building (9 a.m.) and Traverse County Conference Room, Wheaton (1 p.m.). For other dates and locations, contact your Extension Office. .... Feb. 8 - Morris Winter Crops Day, West Central Research & Outlook Center (9 a.m ) Feb. 8-9 - Horse Winter Round-Up at Spicer Feb. 9 -ABC's of Quality Assurance, Benson Feb. 11 - Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Clarkfield City Building (1 p.m.) Feb. 12 - Chemical Decisions Cross-Age Teen Training, Wheaton Feb. 12 Private Pesticide Distinguished Flying Cross June 7, 1945 First Lt. Robert E. Brown of this city has won the Distinguished Flying Cross for outstanding achievement in combat with the enemy. "Skillfully maneuvering through intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, Lt. Brown made a perfect run over the objective thereby enabling the bom- bardier to release the bombs with pre- cision accuracy on an enemy mar- shalling yard in northern Italy," writes Charles T. Myers, Brigadier General It will be held in the activity- room of the library on Saturday, February 9th, starting at 1:00. No registration is needed. Call the Library at 839-2494 if you have any questions. INDEPENDENT will be having a story hour for all area 3-5 year old children. The Ortonville Public Library (kmtest. W, hcatot , , ,. Feb. 23-24', SW lJisti-ici.Retrcat, Marshall Feb. 24 - Lambing Workshop, Morris Feb. 26 - Afterschool Cloverbuds, Clinton (3:30 p.m.) Page 7 5, 2002 and Shauna (Arndt) Oison on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 2-4 at the Graceville Senior Citizens Center. They ask all guests to bring along a baby picture of themselves; and also ask each guest to bring a small card with a little parenting advice that can be shared with the future parents. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Baby Olson is registered at Target. Application Training, Madison VFW Ortonville (3:14 p.m.) (9 a.m.); and Montevideo Assembly . Feb. 1,9. 4-H Cmi,c.ai0n,,6rts Room (1 p.m.) Feb. 13 - Regional Project Bowl Registration Due Feb. 16- Sewing Expo, Morris Feb. 18 Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Clinton Memorial Building (9 a.m.); and Benson Law Enforcement Center (1 p.m.) Feb. 18 Federation and Ambassador meetings at CMB Feb. 19-Afterschool CIoverbuds, USA to his wife, Mrs. Alice Brown. "His many friends attest unani- mously in the recognition thus accorded, and 1 share your pride wholeheartedly. The unfaltering lead- ership displayed by Lt. Brown has furnished proof of his courage and ability, and has resulted in large mea- sure in the successful completion of our mission in Italy," General Myers writes.