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TO HOST THIS YEAR'S GALA AFFAIR, the annual fundraiser for Big Stone Health Care lion, are these members of the committee. Left to right, they are Neva Foster, Janet Messmer, Judy and Ann Holme. The event is scheduled this year for Saturday, March 6th at The Matador. AND PRINCESS for the OHS Winter Carnival are juniors and Mike Lovgren. Ads Get Noticed. reading this one aren' t you?) County crop improvement meet Feb. 22nd The Annual meeting of the Big Stone County Crop Improvement Association will be held on Monday, Feb. 22, according to Ron Thompson, President. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. in 'The Kitchen' in Clinton. Call the Big Stone County Extension Office at 839-2518 to make a noon meal reservation. The Big Stone County Improvement Association Seed Distribution Committee will be allotting seed of new crop varieties. An election of Directors and Seed Distribution Committee members will be held. Anyone interested in certified seed production is invited to attend according to John Cunningham, Big Stone County Extension Leader. Sons of Norway Milbank Lodge meets Feb. 18th Sons of Norway, Milbank Lodge will be meeting Thursday, Feb. 18th at 7:30 p.m. at the Grant County Courthouse Community Room in Milbank. Norman Shelsta, Ortonville, will present the program. Lunch and games will follow. Hosts for the evening will be Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Christianson of Big Stone City and Amy Mitchell of Milbank. The planning meeting will be held Thursday, March 4th at 11:30 a.m. at Trevetts Blue Room. • --t shelter you can get for your ey is under our roof. FDI00 WE OFFER " Roth and traditional IRAs "" Competitive rates ' Variable and fixed rate products - flexible terms Free accidental death insurance up to $10,000 No annual fees • " Add $$$ to your IRA at any time enBank C "Because we care!" P.O. Box 306 • 113 NW 1st Street • Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-6123 • 1-8130-335-8920 • Fax 320-839-6127 Member www.cenbank.com FDIC -00iND-EPENDENT IIIII i, zz. FZFN 'al ;ll[,'lili/z 'I I I I 1997 Census snaps a picture of Minnesota's agriculture The 1997 Census of Agriculture counted 73,367 farms in Minnesota in 1997. Census figures report that these farms sold $8.29 billion worth of agri- cultural products--an average of $ 113 thousand in sales per fann in 1997. Every five years, the census of agriculture takes a snapshot of America's agriculture. This picture is an invaluable tool for assessing trends and determining current needs of farmers at the local level. The census provides comprehensive, comparable statistics for every county in the Nation. For example, according to the 1997 Minnesota census, Stearns coun- ty ranked first in the number of farms and Stearns county was also number one in market value of agricultural products sold. Polk county ranked first in total land in farms. The 1997 census also showed that 36 percent of Minnesota's farms sold less than $10,000 worth of agricultur- al products in 1997, compared to 29 percent in the 1992 Census of Agriculture. Twenty-eight percent of the farms recorded sales of $ 100,000 or more in 1997 compared to 25 per- cent in 1992. Indicating a continued rise in part-time farming, 32 percent of the farm operators worked 200 days or more off the farm, compared with 26 percent in 1992. The 1997 census revealed other interesting facts about Minnesota's Story hour at Public Library The Ortonville Public Library will be sponsoring a storyhour program, featuring stories and activities about the Bernstein Bears. All four and five-year-olds are invited to attend beginning Wednesday, March 10 at 1 p.m. The program will run for eight weeks, end- ing on April 28. To sign up, please contact the library at 839-2494. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY agriculture, such as: * Sixty percent of farm operators considered farming to be their princi- pal occupation. * The average net cash return from agricultural sales per farm was $25,015. * Farms operated by individuals or families totaled 88 percent of all farms. * Five percent of the farm opera- tors in Minnesota were females. * The average age of Minnesota farm operators was 51 years. These facts and more for every state and county are now available from the 1997 Census of Agriculture Highlights Tables on the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service website at http://www.nass.usda.-ov/census/. More detailed census reports will be released on March 20, 1999 on the Internet, on CD-ROM, and in printed publications. For more information call 1-800-453-7502. REPEAT A GREAT MOMENT.. AGAIN  AND AGAIN.... '' 4"x 6" ’ each Code 277 4x6 reprints available from 35mm. 110, 126 Disc & 35mm. Color negatives only. Not valid on Sundance Premium or Advanced Photo System repdnts. No single cut negatives. Not valid with any other offer. Sticker or coupon must accompany order. each Code 409 Standard size reprints available from at the Big Stone Cooperative Agronomy Plant in Ortonville Stop in and meet Big Stone Cooperative's OIL SALE Quicklift Universal Fluid 97 ’ 15W 40 OIL 7 ’ per qt. IN 55 GAL. DRUM per qt. ,. Brats, Chip DRUM S and Pop WITH ANY PURCHASE AGRONOMY PLANT North Hwaj. 75 • Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 • Phone 320-839-6187 Big Ston Cooperative TO HOST THIS YEAR'S GALA AFFAIR, the annual fundraiser for Big Stone Health Care lion, are these members of the committee. Left to right, they are Neva Foster, Janet Messmer, Judy and Ann Holme. The event is scheduled this year for Saturday, March 6th at The Matador. AND PRINCESS for the OHS Winter Carnival are juniors and Mike Lovgren. Ads Get Noticed. reading this one aren' t you?) County crop improvement meet Feb. 22nd The Annual meeting of the Big Stone County Crop Improvement Association will be held on Monday, Feb. 22, according to Ron Thompson, President. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. in 'The Kitchen' in Clinton. Call the Big Stone County Extension Office at 839-2518 to make a noon meal reservation. The Big Stone County Improvement Association Seed Distribution Committee will be allotting seed of new crop varieties. An election of Directors and Seed Distribution Committee members will be held. Anyone interested in certified seed production is invited to attend according to John Cunningham, Big Stone County Extension Leader. Sons of Norway Milbank Lodge meets Feb. 18th Sons of Norway, Milbank Lodge will be meeting Thursday, Feb. 18th at 7:30 p.m. at the Grant County Courthouse Community Room in Milbank. Norman Shelsta, Ortonville, will present the program. Lunch and games will follow. Hosts for the evening will be Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Christianson of Big Stone City and Amy Mitchell of Milbank. The planning meeting will be held Thursday, March 4th at 11:30 a.m. at Trevetts Blue Room. • --t shelter you can get for your ey is under our roof. FDI00 WE OFFER " Roth and traditional IRAs "" Competitive rates ' Variable and fixed rate products - flexible terms Free accidental death insurance up to $10,000 No annual fees • " Add $$$ to your IRA at any time enBank C "Because we care!" P.O. Box 306 • 113 NW 1st Street • Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-6123 • 1-8130-335-8920 • Fax 320-839-6127 Member www.cenbank.com FDIC -00iND-EPENDENT IIIII i, zz. FZFN 'al ;ll[,'lili/z 'I I I I 1997 Census snaps a picture of Minnesota's agriculture The 1997 Census of Agriculture counted 73,367 farms in Minnesota in 1997. Census figures report that these farms sold $8.29 billion worth of agri- cultural products--an average of $ 113 thousand in sales per fann in 1997. Every five years, the census of agriculture takes a snapshot of America's agriculture. This picture is an invaluable tool for assessing trends and determining current needs of farmers at the local level. The census provides comprehensive, comparable statistics for every county in the Nation. For example, according to the 1997 Minnesota census, Stearns coun- ty ranked first in the number of farms and Stearns county was also number one in market value of agricultural products sold. Polk county ranked first in total land in farms. The 1997 census also showed that 36 percent of Minnesota's farms sold less than $10,000 worth of agricultur- al products in 1997, compared to 29 percent in the 1992 Census of Agriculture. Twenty-eight percent of the farms recorded sales of $ 100,000 or more in 1997 compared to 25 per- cent in 1992. Indicating a continued rise in part-time farming, 32 percent of the farm operators worked 200 days or more off the farm, compared with 26 percent in 1992. The 1997 census revealed other interesting facts about Minnesota's Story hour at Public Library The Ortonville Public Library will be sponsoring a storyhour program, featuring stories and activities about the Bernstein Bears. All four and five-year-olds are invited to attend beginning Wednesday, March 10 at 1 p.m. The program will run for eight weeks, end- ing on April 28. To sign up, please contact the library at 839-2494. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY agriculture, such as: * Sixty percent of farm operators considered farming to be their princi- pal occupation. * The average net cash return from agricultural sales per farm was $25,015. * Farms operated by individuals or families totaled 88 percent of all farms. * Five percent of the farm opera- tors in Minnesota were females. * The average age of Minnesota farm operators was 51 years. These facts and more for every state and county are now available from the 1997 Census of Agriculture Highlights Tables on the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service website at http://www.nass.usda.-ov/census/. More detailed census reports will be released on March 20, 1999 on the Internet, on CD-ROM, and in printed publications. For more information call 1-800-453-7502. REPEAT A GREAT MOMENT.. AGAIN  AND AGAIN.... '' 4"x 6" ’ each Code 277 4x6 reprints available from 35mm. 110, 126 Disc & 35mm. Color negatives only. Not valid on Sundance Premium or Advanced Photo System repdnts. No single cut negatives. Not valid with any other offer. Sticker or coupon must accompany order. each Code 409 Standard size reprints available from at the Big Stone Cooperative Agronomy Plant in Ortonville Stop in and meet Big Stone Cooperative's OIL SALE Quicklift Universal Fluid 97 ’ 15W 40 OIL 7 ’ per qt. IN 55 GAL. DRUM per qt. ,. Brats, Chip DRUM S and Pop WITH ANY PURCHASE AGRONOMY PLANT North Hwaj. 75 • Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 • Phone 320-839-6187 Big Ston Cooperative