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walleye year class Big Stone Lake in 1998 of past walleye-fry stock- Stone Lake, most of the walleye population can to natural reproduction, a 1998 survey conducted Dakota Department of Fish and Parks (GFP) and Department of Natural (DNR). the GFP and DNR partic- joint project to evaluate the stocking on Big Big Stone Lake stretches along the South Dakota- border and has a surface 12,610 acres. The lake is typi- stOcked with 6 million walleye year. surveys from DNR indi- walleye fry stocking was to walleye abundance in Lake because higher net 0f yearling walleyes coincid- alleye production during rears. However, without a distinguishing stocked yes, the of the stocked could not be accurately 11, 1998, the GFP marked of the six million walleye fry to be stocked into Big Stone Lake by immersing them for six hours in a solution of oxytetracycline hydrochloride (OTC). Oxytetracycline hydrochloride, an antibiotic, enters a fish through the gills and is incorporated, like calcium, into bony structures. It emits a gold fluorescence when exposed to specif- ic wavelengths of blue light. Biologists, using a compound microscope equipped with a special fluorescence light, can check for these gold marks on bones or spines to determine whether a fish originated from stocking or natural production. Except for the tiny amount of OTC remaining in the bones, all OTC is rapidly eliminated from the fish tis- sues and poses no health risk to peo- ple consuming the marked fish. Fall electrofishing on Big Stone Lake by the DNR indicated that 1998 was an extraordinary year for walleye production. The fisheries staff caught an average of 230 walleyes per hour while electrofishing. Catch rates of more than 150 walleye fingerlings per hour indicated a strong year class that will often produce good fishing two to three years later. Walleyes were mea- sured, and all were returned to the lake except for the sample retained to check for OTC marks. In December, GFP and DNR fish- eries staff extracted otoliths or "ear bones" from the frozen samples and mounted them on glass slides to check for marks. Gold marks were found on nine percent of specimens indicating that only 18 percent of the 1998 wall- eye production could be attributed to fry stocking. Natural reproduction accounted for 82 percent of this year's walleye production. Big Stone Lake has quality spawn- ing habitat, and given favorable spring conditions, can produce large numbers of young walleye. Interestingly, marked walleyes were distributed throughout the lake and were not concentrated near the Hartford Beach State Park stocking site. Walleye fingerlings ranged from 5 to 8.5 inches in length and appeared in reasonably good condition. Biologists plan to continue this Big Stone Lake walleye stocking evaluation in the year 2000. Also, a similar evaluation of walleye stocking on nearby lakes Lac Qui Parle and Traverse is planned for 1999. South Dakota application deadlines ANTELOPE East River Archery Antelope RESIDENT NONRESIDENT June 4 NA No Deadline No Deadline Aug. 13 Aug. 13 Buck May 28 May 28 ' Antlerless Deer . June 4 NA Refuge Archery June 4 June 4 Deer June 11 NA Deer July 2 NA Refuge Deer July 9 July 9 July 9 July 9 July 16 NA River Deer July 30 July 30 Deer Aug. 27 Oct. 15 Deer No Deadline No Deadline Elk June 4 NA Elk June 11 NA Firearms Any Elk June 18 NA Park Firearms Antlerless Elk June 18 NA Firearms Elk June 25 NA Prairie Turkey February 26 February 26 Is Spring Turkey No Deadline No Deadline Fall Turkey No Deadline No Deadline Turkey July 2 July 2 Park Fall Turkey July 2 NA Swan NA July 16 July 16 July 16 July 16 NA Paddlefish June 11 NA Bighorn Sheep June 18 NA June 25 NA Snagging Aug. 13 Aug. 13 Valley Archers :300 League .In.. 27 X's Morris 300 59 Morris 300 51 Milbank 299 30 Ortonville 299 36 Big Stone 299 31 Ortonville 298 55 Morris 298 37 298 22 Mi|bank 298 18 Milbank 297 34 Milbank 297 30 Milbank 296 30 Milbank 293 13 Milbank 293 18 Milbank 292 21 Milbank 288 10 Ortonville 284 21 Milbank 284 13 Ortonville 282 16 Ortonviile 264 8 lior Center, bus Feb. 15 Senior Center will not on Monday, Feb. will not be a Nutrition as well. the Transit Bus will day. Both the Center and Bus will be open on 16. a ride on the Transit a ride on the city COsts 50’ one way. a meal at the Senior before 5 p.m. ,re €ou wish to eat. for those 60 Things are buzzln' in the WANT ADS Fibromyalgia group meet set tonight The Madison Area Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at the Madison Hospital in the basement on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. For more information call Janet Parker in Odessa at (320) 273-2127. The support group meets the second Tuesday of each month and is a support/informational group for those with fibromyalgia and lupus. A few characteristics of fibromyalgia are general fatigue, chronic headaches, morning stiffness, muscle aches and soreness, non-restorative sleep/sleep disturbances. Mentoring program information party There will be an information party for anyone interested in an after school mentoring program this Friday, Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the New Life Community Baptist Church in Ortonville. Coffee and snacks will be served, and participants are invited to "come as you are", and invite a friend to learn more about this new community pro- ject for children. Anyone interested can also call RSVP Volunteers United at 839-2111. Inkpa Day meet set this Thursday An Inkpa Day planning meeting will be held this Thursday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. at the Big Stone City Fire Hall. Anyone with new ideas is encouraged to bring them. Please attend. for lUnior class ?oO cla:s will be selling t . P for Pepsi related " raise money for the 1999 lets include $100 in as well as at Tact Bell, Zza, KFC and other nesses. m books cost $5 and to the public at ng events. Lat you will support money for prom," q WINTER CARNI.VAL QUEEN CANDIDATES, from left to right, Amanda Hillman, Jamie Wester, Sara Hippie and Becca Reisdorph. Not pictured is Jamie Swensen. Brian Fernholz joins SWCD in Lac qui Parle The Lac qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District would like to welcome Brian Fernholz to their office. Brian has been hired by the Department of Natural Resources as an Outreach Technician. He will be promoting conservation programs available to local landowners. His main focus will be the promotion of a new conservation program called CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program). CREP is a partnership between the federal CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) and the states RIM (Reinvest in Minnesota) program. Landowners are given the opportunity to permanently retire marginally croppable land and receive a fair price for doing so. Landowners begin by enrolling land into the continuous CRP program for 15 years. After the 15 years, the land enters into a RIM easement. Landowners receive a RIM bonus payment at the beginning of the contract. Some of the examples of land calculated for CREP in Lac qui Parle county have indicated that landowners can receive up to $2,000 an acre over a 15 year period. What also makes CREP unique is that landowners can receive 100 percent cost-share when implementing a conservation practice. Conservation practices include filter strips, wetland restorations, native grass restorations, and forest riparian buffers. If you have any questions about CREP or want to learn more about the program you can make an Begin Your with Carlson Craft  or Custom Made • Invitations • Open House Cards • Personalized Napkins • Decorations and moral ALL AVAILABLE AT The Ortonville Independent Ortonville, MN 320-839-6163 r : ,Make Your Valentines Day Special with Flowers From Dakota Country handsacpe & Floral We've Got What You Need For Your Special Valentine Roses Bouquets Balloons Blooming Plants Candy Bouquets Baskets Make Your Dinner Reservations to Trevett's Supper Club and Be Entered to Win our Dinner, Wine and P For this Special Occassion, our Delivery Person will be Dressed in a Tuxedo U We make Fd., Sat., Sun. Deliveries to your work or home Call Now/ Tuxedo by: Randalrs Formal Wear provided by: Creative Expressions of Milbank Roses Gift Certificates J Dakota Country Landscapes S. Hwy 15 • Milbank, SD 605-432-5900 appointment with Brian. All you have to do is call the Lac qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District at (320) 598-7321 ext. 3. You can also talk with Brian at the Great Western Minnesota Get-Together at Lac qui Parle Valley High School. Hours are from 11 - 3:30 on Feb. 13th, and 1-4 on Feb. 14th. B-squad Trojans pick up exciting win in Barrett The Ortonville Trojan B-squad throws, and grabbed some key picked up an exciting win last Friday rebounds while playing solid defense night at West Central Area High throughout. When the final buzzer of School in Barrett. a vory physical basketball game OrtonviUe jumped out to a 13-6 sounded, Ortonville was on to 53-51. lead after the first quarter. In the sec- Three Trojans scored in double fig- ond quarter Andy Ross did all the ures, led by Andy Ross with 13, scoring (eight points) and led the Skipper Letrud with 12, and Nate Trojans to a 21-15 lead. Thompson with 11. Dan Rausch had In the third quarter, however, WCA nine points, all in the second half. came out hot, hitting four threes and Tony Mosey, Mike Sandberg, Travis five two pointers for a 37-35 lead. the Beckman and Tanner Radermacher Knights then stretched the lead to as rounded out the scoring with two many as eight points before Ortonville points each. began to roll back with about three Ortonville is now 15-1 on the sea- minutes left. son and continued play yesterday, Down the stretch Ortonville hit Monday, Feb. 8 at KMS. some huge shots, made their free [ INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ] i i i ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY SPECIALISTS 605-226-2663 1-800-765-2660 • Total Joint Replacement • Surgery of Bones, Joints, Muscles and Tendons • Fracture Care • Arthroscopic Surgery John T. Mahan M.D. Will be at St. Bernard's Hospital In MIIbank on Thursday, February 25th, 1999 701 - 8th Avenue NW • Aberdeen, South Dakota i i i i iii i i i / ASSET # 23 HOMEWORK: YOUNG PEIEON REPORTS IN)ING AT LEAST ONE HOUR OF HOMEWORK EVERY SCH(N)L DAY. Homework, you say? Homework? A good thing? Yes, it is a fact that the young people who do homework on a regular basis do better not only in school, but in their lives in general. Accomplishment that comes from hard work builds strong self-esteem. High self-esteem, a very good thing for kids, does not come from empty praise, nor unearned recognition. High self-esteem is built when someone accomplishes something that they have invested themselves in. School is their job. Homework is an important part of that job. Be there to encourage kids with their homework. Support the teachers who give them work. It is a meaningful part of their development .... and research shows that homework is good for our kids! ii i i i ii eb. 9,1999 INDEPENDENT Page 7 walleye year class Big Stone Lake in 1998 of past walleye-fry stock- Stone Lake, most of the walleye population can to natural reproduction, a 1998 survey conducted Dakota Department of Fish and Parks (GFP) and Department of Natural (DNR). the GFP and DNR partic- joint project to evaluate the stocking on Big Big Stone Lake stretches along the South Dakota- border and has a surface 12,610 acres. The lake is typi- stOcked with 6 million walleye year. surveys from DNR indi- walleye fry stocking was to walleye abundance in Lake because higher net 0f yearling walleyes coincid- alleye production during rears. However, without a distinguishing stocked yes, the of the stocked could not be accurately 11, 1998, the GFP marked of the six million walleye fry to be stocked into Big Stone Lake by immersing them for six hours in a solution of oxytetracycline hydrochloride (OTC). Oxytetracycline hydrochloride, an antibiotic, enters a fish through the gills and is incorporated, like calcium, into bony structures. It emits a gold fluorescence when exposed to specif- ic wavelengths of blue light. Biologists, using a compound microscope equipped with a special fluorescence light, can check for these gold marks on bones or spines to determine whether a fish originated from stocking or natural production. Except for the tiny amount of OTC remaining in the bones, all OTC is rapidly eliminated from the fish tis- sues and poses no health risk to peo- ple consuming the marked fish. Fall electrofishing on Big Stone Lake by the DNR indicated that 1998 was an extraordinary year for walleye production. The fisheries staff caught an average of 230 walleyes per hour while electrofishing. Catch rates of more than 150 walleye fingerlings per hour indicated a strong year class that will often produce good fishing two to three years later. Walleyes were mea- sured, and all were returned to the lake except for the sample retained to check for OTC marks. In December, GFP and DNR fish- eries staff extracted otoliths or "ear bones" from the frozen samples and mounted them on glass slides to check for marks. Gold marks were found on nine percent of specimens indicating that only 18 percent of the 1998 wall- eye production could be attributed to fry stocking. Natural reproduction accounted for 82 percent of this year's walleye production. Big Stone Lake has quality spawn- ing habitat, and given favorable spring conditions, can produce large numbers of young walleye. Interestingly, marked walleyes were distributed throughout the lake and were not concentrated near the Hartford Beach State Park stocking site. Walleye fingerlings ranged from 5 to 8.5 inches in length and appeared in reasonably good condition. Biologists plan to continue this Big Stone Lake walleye stocking evaluation in the year 2000. Also, a similar evaluation of walleye stocking on nearby lakes Lac Qui Parle and Traverse is planned for 1999. South Dakota application deadlines ANTELOPE East River Archery Antelope RESIDENT NONRESIDENT June 4 NA No Deadline No Deadline Aug. 13 Aug. 13 Buck May 28 May 28 ' Antlerless Deer . June 4 NA Refuge Archery June 4 June 4 Deer June 11 NA Deer July 2 NA Refuge Deer July 9 July 9 July 9 July 9 July 16 NA River Deer July 30 July 30 Deer Aug. 27 Oct. 15 Deer No Deadline No Deadline Elk June 4 NA Elk June 11 NA Firearms Any Elk June 18 NA Park Firearms Antlerless Elk June 18 NA Firearms Elk June 25 NA Prairie Turkey February 26 February 26 Is Spring Turkey No Deadline No Deadline Fall Turkey No Deadline No Deadline Turkey July 2 July 2 Park Fall Turkey July 2 NA Swan NA July 16 July 16 July 16 July 16 NA Paddlefish June 11 NA Bighorn Sheep June 18 NA June 25 NA Snagging Aug. 13 Aug. 13 Valley Archers :300 League .In.. 27 X's Morris 300 59 Morris 300 51 Milbank 299 30 Ortonville 299 36 Big Stone 299 31 Ortonville 298 55 Morris 298 37 298 22 Mi|bank 298 18 Milbank 297 34 Milbank 297 30 Milbank 296 30 Milbank 293 13 Milbank 293 18 Milbank 292 21 Milbank 288 10 Ortonville 284 21 Milbank 284 13 Ortonville 282 16 Ortonviile 264 8 lior Center, bus Feb. 15 Senior Center will not on Monday, Feb. will not be a Nutrition as well. the Transit Bus will day. Both the Center and Bus will be open on 16. a ride on the Transit a ride on the city COsts 50’ one way. a meal at the Senior before 5 p.m. ,re €ou wish to eat. for those 60 Things are buzzln' in the WANT ADS Fibromyalgia group meet set tonight The Madison Area Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at the Madison Hospital in the basement on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. For more information call Janet Parker in Odessa at (320) 273-2127. The support group meets the second Tuesday of each month and is a support/informational group for those with fibromyalgia and lupus. A few characteristics of fibromyalgia are general fatigue, chronic headaches, morning stiffness, muscle aches and soreness, non-restorative sleep/sleep disturbances. Mentoring program information party There will be an information party for anyone interested in an after school mentoring program this Friday, Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the New Life Community Baptist Church in Ortonville. Coffee and snacks will be served, and participants are invited to "come as you are", and invite a friend to learn more about this new community pro- ject for children. Anyone interested can also call RSVP Volunteers United at 839-2111. Inkpa Day meet set this Thursday An Inkpa Day planning meeting will be held this Thursday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. at the Big Stone City Fire Hall. Anyone with new ideas is encouraged to bring them. Please attend. for lUnior class ?oO cla:s will be selling t . P for Pepsi related " raise money for the 1999 lets include $100 in as well as at Tact Bell, Zza, KFC and other nesses. m books cost $5 and to the public at ng events. Lat you will support money for prom," q WINTER CARNI.VAL QUEEN CANDIDATES, from left to right, Amanda Hillman, Jamie Wester, Sara Hippie and Becca Reisdorph. Not pictured is Jamie Swensen. Brian Fernholz joins SWCD in Lac qui Parle The Lac qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District would like to welcome Brian Fernholz to their office. Brian has been hired by the Department of Natural Resources as an Outreach Technician. He will be promoting conservation programs available to local landowners. His main focus will be the promotion of a new conservation program called CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program). CREP is a partnership between the federal CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) and the states RIM (Reinvest in Minnesota) program. Landowners are given the opportunity to permanently retire marginally croppable land and receive a fair price for doing so. Landowners begin by enrolling land into the continuous CRP program for 15 years. After the 15 years, the land enters into a RIM easement. Landowners receive a RIM bonus payment at the beginning of the contract. Some of the examples of land calculated for CREP in Lac qui Parle county have indicated that landowners can receive up to $2,000 an acre over a 15 year period. What also makes CREP unique is that landowners can receive 100 percent cost-share when implementing a conservation practice. Conservation practices include filter strips, wetland restorations, native grass restorations, and forest riparian buffers. If you have any questions about CREP or want to learn more about the program you can make an Begin Your with Carlson Craft  or Custom Made • Invitations • Open House Cards • Personalized Napkins • Decorations and moral ALL AVAILABLE AT The Ortonville Independent Ortonville, MN 320-839-6163 r : ,Make Your Valentines Day Special with Flowers From Dakota Country handsacpe & Floral We've Got What You Need For Your Special Valentine Roses Bouquets Balloons Blooming Plants Candy Bouquets Baskets Make Your Dinner Reservations to Trevett's Supper Club and Be Entered to Win our Dinner, Wine and P For this Special Occassion, our Delivery Person will be Dressed in a Tuxedo U We make Fd., Sat., Sun. Deliveries to your work or home Call Now/ Tuxedo by: Randalrs Formal Wear provided by: Creative Expressions of Milbank Roses Gift Certificates J Dakota Country Landscapes S. Hwy 15 • Milbank, SD 605-432-5900 appointment with Brian. All you have to do is call the Lac qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District at (320) 598-7321 ext. 3. You can also talk with Brian at the Great Western Minnesota Get-Together at Lac qui Parle Valley High School. Hours are from 11 - 3:30 on Feb. 13th, and 1-4 on Feb. 14th. B-squad Trojans pick up exciting win in Barrett The Ortonville Trojan B-squad throws, and grabbed some key picked up an exciting win last Friday rebounds while playing solid defense night at West Central Area High throughout. When the final buzzer of School in Barrett. a vory physical basketball game OrtonviUe jumped out to a 13-6 sounded, Ortonville was on to 53-51. lead after the first quarter. In the sec- Three Trojans scored in double fig- ond quarter Andy Ross did all the ures, led by Andy Ross with 13, scoring (eight points) and led the Skipper Letrud with 12, and Nate Trojans to a 21-15 lead. Thompson with 11. Dan Rausch had In the third quarter, however, WCA nine points, all in the second half. came out hot, hitting four threes and Tony Mosey, Mike Sandberg, Travis five two pointers for a 37-35 lead. the Beckman and Tanner Radermacher Knights then stretched the lead to as rounded out the scoring with two many as eight points before Ortonville points each. began to roll back with about three Ortonville is now 15-1 on the sea- minutes left. son and continued play yesterday, Down the stretch Ortonville hit Monday, Feb. 8 at KMS. some huge shots, made their free [ INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ] i i i ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY SPECIALISTS 605-226-2663 1-800-765-2660 • Total Joint Replacement • Surgery of Bones, Joints, Muscles and Tendons • Fracture Care • Arthroscopic Surgery John T. Mahan M.D. Will be at St. Bernard's Hospital In MIIbank on Thursday, February 25th, 1999 701 - 8th Avenue NW • Aberdeen, South Dakota i i i i iii i i i / ASSET # 23 HOMEWORK: YOUNG PEIEON REPORTS IN)ING AT LEAST ONE HOUR OF HOMEWORK EVERY SCH(N)L DAY. Homework, you say? Homework? A good thing? Yes, it is a fact that the young people who do homework on a regular basis do better not only in school, but in their lives in general. Accomplishment that comes from hard work builds strong self-esteem. High self-esteem, a very good thing for kids, does not come from empty praise, nor unearned recognition. High self-esteem is built when someone accomplishes something that they have invested themselves in. School is their job. Homework is an important part of that job. Be there to encourage kids with their homework. Support the teachers who give them work. It is a meaningful part of their development .... and research shows that homework is good for our kids! ii i i i ii eb. 9,1999 INDEPENDENT Page 7