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00nty responds, well [N00EPEN00 l Ioodmobile v=s=t , ......... ..... . T- 48 presenting with 2 first timers. The actual units collected were 40. No information was available from Beardsley at the time this article was written. One note on the larger number of deferrals is because the Red Cross has gone back to finger pricking for the sample of blood because it is felt a more accurate reading of the iron level is reached in the finger prick vs. the ear prick. This will lead to a greater number of deferrals, but also ensures better safety in drawing the blood from our volunteer donors. Results from drives: First timers: Stephanie Haukos and Tammie Giese (10-26=98), John Binsfeld, Tom Roscoe, Paul Tinklenberg, Steve Dragt, Gary Knoll, Brenda McAlister, James Hofer, Jr., Danielle Needham, Timothy Tschetter, Helen Wipf, Joshua Sibson, Anna Kampmeier, Carla Kleindl, and Jeremy Andrews. 1 gallon pins: John Cloos and Nancy Zehringer (10-26-98) Paula Baxter, Jim Stotesbery, Joe Wollman, Mark Kleindl, Tom Kindt, and Steve Strei 2-gallon pins: Darlene Mikkelson (10-26-98), Connie Drewelow, Chuck Waiters and Hubert J. Hofer 3-gallon pins: Gretta Yaeger and Deb Ellingson (10-26-98), Audrey Rahrlien, Doug Zahn and Betty Reinke 4-gallon pins: Dennis Dragt (10- 26-98), Don Reiffenberger and Gene Weeding 5-gallon pins: Dave Kelzer and Gary Pfleger 6-gallon pins: Alvin Kornstrom, Ginger Athey, Jim Collins (10-26-98), Marvin Schmeichel and Rick Barnhardt 7-gallon pins: William Fischer, Arlys O'Connor and Patrick Needham 8-gallon pins: Vivian Janssen (10- 26-98), Carol Knutson Stone County can be proud of they have helped the Cross's plea for blood. drives the residents have the aide of the Blood Center the county sponsored an O in October. The goal for was to collect 110 pints of were 99 presenting, 11 )lete donations and actual units collect- 86. Although we wish we collected more, the blood with this number. recently the bloodmobile annual winter visit. In the was 130. There 30 deferrals, 3 donations and 6 first actual units collected In Graceville there were ing, 18 deferrals, 2 incom- and 7 first timers. The collected were 89. In goal was 45. There were West to sell 500,000 access lines WEST today announced plans y 500,000 access hree percent of its total The sale is part of S , . , Ts plan to mcrease its t in new technologies and for customers across its purchase agreement is be reached by late April. should be final in 12-18 state and federal reg- plans to offer a por- access lines, central office plant equipment in 10 of states, including Arizona, Iowa, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota, South and Wyoming. In the offer will include tele- lCeess lines in 41 exchanges attached list). Over the next detailed information to qualified compa- re financial strength, exper- experience to operate Unications networks. U S retained Lehman Brothers financial advisor with he sales. be looking at companies and operational high-quality services - includ- advanced customers are demand- Betsy Bernard, executive Retail Markets, U S most cases, these compa- able to offer a full range including long-distance, cUStomers' desire for one stop rhis offering also will help increase our investments technologies and ser- meet the needs of our It will be a 'win-win' for consumers through- a full range of telecommunications services-- including wireline, wire- less PCS, data networking, directory and information services-- to more than 25 million customers nationally and in 14 western and midwestern states. More information about U S WEST can be found on the Internet at http://www.uswest.com. Safe Harbor Statement: This docu- ment contains statements about expected future events and financial results that are forward-looking and subject to risks and uncertainties. For these statements, we claim the safe harbor for "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from expecta- tions include: (i) greater than antici- pated competition from new entrants into the local exchange, intraLATA toll, wireless, data and directories markets, causing loss of customers and increased price; (ii) changes in demand for U S WEST's products and services, including optional custom calling features; (iii) higher than anticipated employee levels, capital expenditures and operating expenses (such as costs associated with year -2000 remediation); (iv) the loss of sig- nificant customers; (v) pending and future state and federal regulatory changes affecting the telecommunica- in the development of anticipated technologies, or the failure of such technologies to perform according to expectations. These cautionary state- ments by the Company should not be construed as exhaustive or as any admission regarding the adequacy of disclosures made by the Company. The Company cannot always predict or determine after the fact what fac- tors would cause actual results to dif- fer materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements or other statements. In addition, readers are urged to consider statements that include the terms "believes", "belief", "expects", "plans", "objectives", "anticipates", "intends", or the like to be uncertain and forward-looking. All cautionary statements should be read as being applicable to all forward- looking statements wherever they appear. U S WEST does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking state- ments, whether as a result of new information, future events or other- wise. Minnesota Exchanges included in Access Line Sales APPLETON, BARNUM, BAT- TLE LAKE, BEMIDJI, CALEDON IA, CASS LAKE, COMSTOCK, DETROIT LAKES, FERGUS FALLS, FINLAND, GAYLORD, GLENWOOD, GRAND MARAIS, tions industry, including changes that could have an impact on the competi- tive environment in the local exchange market; (vi) a change in economic conditions in the various markets served by U S WEST's oper- ations; (vii) higher than anticipated start-up costs associated with new business opportunities; (viii) delays in U S WEST's ability to begin offering interLATA long-distance services; (ix) consumer acceptance of broadband services, including telephony, data and wireless services; and (x) delays HAWLEY, HENNING, HOLDING- FORD, JACKSON, LITCHFIELD, LITTLE FALLS, LUVERNE, MAH- NOMEN, MARSHALL, MONTEV- IDEO, MOOSE LAKE, MORRIS, OLIVIA-BIRD ISLAND, ORTONVILLE-BIG STONE, PARK RAPIDS, PIPESTONE, REDWOOD FALLS-MORTON, ROYALTON, SABIN, SAUK CENTRE, SILVER BAY, STAPLES, SWANVILLE, TOFIE, TRACY, WADENA, WILL- MAR, WINDOM (NYSE:USW) provides Tail Power Company board five-year construchon budget Tail Power Company's board approved the company's budget for The 1999 budget of lower than this year's budget, includes $2.2 engineering $5.4 million for on lines and substations, for distribution lines and and $4.2 million for gen- near Ortonville, Minnesota, $503,824 for building a new ll5,000-volt line between Frazee and Perham, Minnesota, and $441,532 for upgrad- ing the ll5,000-volt line between Oslo and Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Power plant funding includes $355,831 earmarked for an evaporator pond water management system at Big Stone Plant and $723,000 to develop an ash disposal site at Coyote Station. Bi.g Stone is located near Milbank m northeastern South Dakota, and Coyote is located near Beulah in west central North Dakota. "In 1999 our company will cele- brate its 90th anniversary. This year we again will work to improve the reliability of service to our valued customers," says Roy Larson, vice president, customer service, Minnesota and South Dakota. Adds Marlowe Johnson, vice pres- ident, customer service, North Dakota, "We constantly upgrade our equipment to provide high-quality service at the lowest cost possible." transmission projects 13,450 for a capacitor bank ' dv auee Volt e eea ... Shop eaett[ lo,l Voter loved onea! Hallmark Cards and Gifts,,.with just the fight sentiment Beanie Babies...just ss,00 Fragrances and Jewelry Collectibles..,Precious Moments, Cherished Teddies and more Russell Stover Candies FREE Gift Wrapping ls Liebe Drug Valentine Coupon Book Sale is good through Saturday, Feb. 13th, 1999 - Quantities are limited! Liebe Drug / Variety L MN 320-839-3825 Jorgenson's observe 60th anniversary Harvey and Eleanor Jorgenson of Shoreline, Washington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 29, 1998 at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla and Don Wegg with family and friends. All of the Jorgenson children came home for the celebration: Neal and Irene Jorgenson from Lake Stevens, Washington, Steve Jorgenson from Winnipeg, Canada, Faith and Gary Greenland from Anchorage, Alaska and the 10 grandchildren. The Jorgensons were married in Big Stone City, SD Nov. 25, 1938. They fanned in Artichoke, Minnesota, for four years, then sold out and moved to Seattle, Washington. Harvey was engaged in ship build- in during the war years and later in home and commercial building until retirement. He also, started a tool sharpening business in 1948 and continues to this day. Eleanor worked for 16 years as a baker in the Shoreline School District and continues sharing her baked goodies with family and friends. They enjoy traveling to visit fami- ly and friends around the country. Free Colorado Blue Spruce Ten free Colorado blue spruce trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during February 1999. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for America campaign. Colorado blue spruces have silver blue-green color and a compact conical shape. They can be used as individual ornamentals, an energy- saving windbrea k, a private screen, or as living Christmas trees. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between March 1 and May 31 with enclosed planting instructions. The six to twelve inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge. To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Colorado Blue Spruce Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE, 68410, by Feb. 28, 1999. Hendricks named honor student Derek Hendricks of Clinton, major- ing in Recreational Engines Technology, is among the 486 stu- dents named to the President's Honor List at the North Dakota State College of Science of Wahpeton, ND for the 1998-99 fall semester which ended in December. NDSCS students were recognized for superior academic achievement by obtaining a 3.5 grade point average or above in 12 credit hours or more of classroom and laboratory courses. Among those listed were 127 students who received 4.0 grade point aver- ages. The Big Stone Arts Council Congratulates DAROLD BAILEY JACK AND ELAINE GABLE (i, ',t A (]rip (,n Your Financial Future. Invest in an IP.A today! Slop in and see Deb 13arnhardt, our IP..A specialisl! r/ "Because we caret. "  Cp O Box 30 )i 13nlt B Street orgnke, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-6123 1-800-335-8920 Fax 320-839-6127 Member FDIC www'cenbank'cm 00nty responds, well [N00EPEN00 l Ioodmobile v=s=t , ......... ..... . T- 48 presenting with 2 first timers. The actual units collected were 40. No information was available from Beardsley at the time this article was written. One note on the larger number of deferrals is because the Red Cross has gone back to finger pricking for the sample of blood because it is felt a more accurate reading of the iron level is reached in the finger prick vs. the ear prick. This will lead to a greater number of deferrals, but also ensures better safety in drawing the blood from our volunteer donors. Results from drives: First timers: Stephanie Haukos and Tammie Giese (10-26=98), John Binsfeld, Tom Roscoe, Paul Tinklenberg, Steve Dragt, Gary Knoll, Brenda McAlister, James Hofer, Jr., Danielle Needham, Timothy Tschetter, Helen Wipf, Joshua Sibson, Anna Kampmeier, Carla Kleindl, and Jeremy Andrews. 1 gallon pins: John Cloos and Nancy Zehringer (10-26-98) Paula Baxter, Jim Stotesbery, Joe Wollman, Mark Kleindl, Tom Kindt, and Steve Strei 2-gallon pins: Darlene Mikkelson (10-26-98), Connie Drewelow, Chuck Waiters and Hubert J. Hofer 3-gallon pins: Gretta Yaeger and Deb Ellingson (10-26-98), Audrey Rahrlien, Doug Zahn and Betty Reinke 4-gallon pins: Dennis Dragt (10- 26-98), Don Reiffenberger and Gene Weeding 5-gallon pins: Dave Kelzer and Gary Pfleger 6-gallon pins: Alvin Kornstrom, Ginger Athey, Jim Collins (10-26-98), Marvin Schmeichel and Rick Barnhardt 7-gallon pins: William Fischer, Arlys O'Connor and Patrick Needham 8-gallon pins: Vivian Janssen (10- 26-98), Carol Knutson Stone County can be proud of they have helped the Cross's plea for blood. drives the residents have the aide of the Blood Center the county sponsored an O in October. The goal for was to collect 110 pints of were 99 presenting, 11 )lete donations and actual units collect- 86. Although we wish we collected more, the blood with this number. recently the bloodmobile annual winter visit. In the was 130. There 30 deferrals, 3 donations and 6 first actual units collected In Graceville there were ing, 18 deferrals, 2 incom- and 7 first timers. The collected were 89. In goal was 45. There were West to sell 500,000 access lines WEST today announced plans y 500,000 access hree percent of its total The sale is part of S , . , Ts plan to mcrease its t in new technologies and for customers across its purchase agreement is be reached by late April. should be final in 12-18 state and federal reg- plans to offer a por- access lines, central office plant equipment in 10 of states, including Arizona, Iowa, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota, South and Wyoming. In the offer will include tele- lCeess lines in 41 exchanges attached list). Over the next detailed information to qualified compa- re financial strength, exper- experience to operate Unications networks. U S retained Lehman Brothers financial advisor with he sales. be looking at companies and operational high-quality services - includ- advanced customers are demand- Betsy Bernard, executive Retail Markets, U S most cases, these compa- able to offer a full range including long-distance, cUStomers' desire for one stop rhis offering also will help increase our investments technologies and ser- meet the needs of our It will be a 'win-win' for consumers through- a full range of telecommunications services-- including wireline, wire- less PCS, data networking, directory and information services-- to more than 25 million customers nationally and in 14 western and midwestern states. More information about U S WEST can be found on the Internet at http://www.uswest.com. Safe Harbor Statement: This docu- ment contains statements about expected future events and financial results that are forward-looking and subject to risks and uncertainties. For these statements, we claim the safe harbor for "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from expecta- tions include: (i) greater than antici- pated competition from new entrants into the local exchange, intraLATA toll, wireless, data and directories markets, causing loss of customers and increased price; (ii) changes in demand for U S WEST's products and services, including optional custom calling features; (iii) higher than anticipated employee levels, capital expenditures and operating expenses (such as costs associated with year -2000 remediation); (iv) the loss of sig- nificant customers; (v) pending and future state and federal regulatory changes affecting the telecommunica- in the development of anticipated technologies, or the failure of such technologies to perform according to expectations. These cautionary state- ments by the Company should not be construed as exhaustive or as any admission regarding the adequacy of disclosures made by the Company. The Company cannot always predict or determine after the fact what fac- tors would cause actual results to dif- fer materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements or other statements. In addition, readers are urged to consider statements that include the terms "believes", "belief", "expects", "plans", "objectives", "anticipates", "intends", or the like to be uncertain and forward-looking. All cautionary statements should be read as being applicable to all forward- looking statements wherever they appear. U S WEST does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking state- ments, whether as a result of new information, future events or other- wise. Minnesota Exchanges included in Access Line Sales APPLETON, BARNUM, BAT- TLE LAKE, BEMIDJI, CALEDON IA, CASS LAKE, COMSTOCK, DETROIT LAKES, FERGUS FALLS, FINLAND, GAYLORD, GLENWOOD, GRAND MARAIS, tions industry, including changes that could have an impact on the competi- tive environment in the local exchange market; (vi) a change in economic conditions in the various markets served by U S WEST's oper- ations; (vii) higher than anticipated start-up costs associated with new business opportunities; (viii) delays in U S WEST's ability to begin offering interLATA long-distance services; (ix) consumer acceptance of broadband services, including telephony, data and wireless services; and (x) delays HAWLEY, HENNING, HOLDING- FORD, JACKSON, LITCHFIELD, LITTLE FALLS, LUVERNE, MAH- NOMEN, MARSHALL, MONTEV- IDEO, MOOSE LAKE, MORRIS, OLIVIA-BIRD ISLAND, ORTONVILLE-BIG STONE, PARK RAPIDS, PIPESTONE, REDWOOD FALLS-MORTON, ROYALTON, SABIN, SAUK CENTRE, SILVER BAY, STAPLES, SWANVILLE, TOFIE, TRACY, WADENA, WILL- MAR, WINDOM (NYSE:USW) provides Tail Power Company board five-year construchon budget Tail Power Company's board approved the company's budget for The 1999 budget of lower than this year's budget, includes $2.2 engineering $5.4 million for on lines and substations, for distribution lines and and $4.2 million for gen- near Ortonville, Minnesota, $503,824 for building a new ll5,000-volt line between Frazee and Perham, Minnesota, and $441,532 for upgrad- ing the ll5,000-volt line between Oslo and Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Power plant funding includes $355,831 earmarked for an evaporator pond water management system at Big Stone Plant and $723,000 to develop an ash disposal site at Coyote Station. Bi.g Stone is located near Milbank m northeastern South Dakota, and Coyote is located near Beulah in west central North Dakota. "In 1999 our company will cele- brate its 90th anniversary. This year we again will work to improve the reliability of service to our valued customers," says Roy Larson, vice president, customer service, Minnesota and South Dakota. Adds Marlowe Johnson, vice pres- ident, customer service, North Dakota, "We constantly upgrade our equipment to provide high-quality service at the lowest cost possible." transmission projects 13,450 for a capacitor bank ' dv auee Volt e eea ... Shop eaett[ lo,l Voter loved onea! Hallmark Cards and Gifts,,.with just the fight sentiment Beanie Babies...just ss,00 Fragrances and Jewelry Collectibles..,Precious Moments, Cherished Teddies and more Russell Stover Candies FREE Gift Wrapping ls Liebe Drug Valentine Coupon Book Sale is good through Saturday, Feb. 13th, 1999 - Quantities are limited! Liebe Drug / Variety L MN 320-839-3825 Jorgenson's observe 60th anniversary Harvey and Eleanor Jorgenson of Shoreline, Washington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 29, 1998 at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla and Don Wegg with family and friends. All of the Jorgenson children came home for the celebration: Neal and Irene Jorgenson from Lake Stevens, Washington, Steve Jorgenson from Winnipeg, Canada, Faith and Gary Greenland from Anchorage, Alaska and the 10 grandchildren. The Jorgensons were married in Big Stone City, SD Nov. 25, 1938. They fanned in Artichoke, Minnesota, for four years, then sold out and moved to Seattle, Washington. Harvey was engaged in ship build- in during the war years and later in home and commercial building until retirement. He also, started a tool sharpening business in 1948 and continues to this day. Eleanor worked for 16 years as a baker in the Shoreline School District and continues sharing her baked goodies with family and friends. They enjoy traveling to visit fami- ly and friends around the country. Free Colorado Blue Spruce Ten free Colorado blue spruce trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during February 1999. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for America campaign. Colorado blue spruces have silver blue-green color and a compact conical shape. They can be used as individual ornamentals, an energy- saving windbrea k, a private screen, or as living Christmas trees. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between March 1 and May 31 with enclosed planting instructions. The six to twelve inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge. To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Colorado Blue Spruce Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE, 68410, by Feb. 28, 1999. Hendricks named honor student Derek Hendricks of Clinton, major- ing in Recreational Engines Technology, is among the 486 stu- dents named to the President's Honor List at the North Dakota State College of Science of Wahpeton, ND for the 1998-99 fall semester which ended in December. NDSCS students were recognized for superior academic achievement by obtaining a 3.5 grade point average or above in 12 credit hours or more of classroom and laboratory courses. Among those listed were 127 students who received 4.0 grade point aver- ages. The Big Stone Arts Council Congratulates DAROLD BAILEY JACK AND ELAINE GABLE (i, ',t A (]rip (,n Your Financial Future. Invest in an IP.A today! Slop in and see Deb 13arnhardt, our IP..A specialisl! r/ "Because we caret. "  Cp O Box 30 )i 13nlt B Street orgnke, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-6123 1-800-335-8920 Fax 320-839-6127 Member FDIC www'cenbank'cm