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Region 8 Business Professionals of America held its region competitive events conference on Friday, Jan. 30 at the Granite Fall Technical College. The Ortonville BPA students who placed in their respective events and are now eligible to compete at the state level are: Chelsea Adelman, Administrative Support Team, Human Resource Management Jenny Athey, Administrative Support Team Keven Berdan, Legal Office Procedure, Video Production Team Jacob Berger, Digital Media Production, PC Servicing & Troubleshooting Courtney Dawald, PC Servicing & Troubleshooting, Presentation ' Management Team Ryan Delage, Computer Animation Team Melissa Grabow, Interview Skills, Presentation Management Team Nicole Gulley, Graphic Design Promotion, Video Production Team, Financial Math and Analysis Abby Knutson, Advance Word Processing Skills, Presentation Management Team Isaac Knutson, Keyboarding Production Ashley Koch, Fundamental Word Processing David Lee, Computer Animation Team Seth Maas, Payroll Accounting Shane Maas, Advanced Spreadsheet, Financial Math and Analysis Kara McLain, Presentation Management Team Colin Plathe, Computer Animation Team Thomas Rausch, Computer Animation Team, Legal Office Procedure. Kelsey Reisdorph, Integrated Office Applications, Legal Office. Procedure. Natalie Sitter, Advance. Word ProcessingSkills, Fundamental Accounting Charlie Stattelman, Legal Office Procedure Bryn Stock, Video Production Team Bonnie Stolpman, Fundamental Spreadsheet Andrew Strei, Fundamental Accounting Kayla Teske, Administrative Support Team, Advance Office Systems & Procedure Jonah Thune, Banking & Finance Emily Weber, Extemporaneous Speech, Video Production Team, Parliamentary Procedure. Individual, Marketing/Management/Human Resources, Administrative Support Concepts Brittany Welberg, Administrative Support Team, Medical Office Procedure Michael Winther, Fundamental Accounting, Financial Math and Analysis The Minnesota Business Professionals of America State Spring Leadership Conference is March 12- 14, in Minneapolis. The 28 Ortonville students will be competing with students from around the state to via for qualification to the National Conference. Advisors are Kim Johnson and Julie Kunde. Also, at the State Spring Leadership conference, the Ortonville students will see alumni Danny Spors, BPA National Secretary. Danny will be working behind the scenes to make the State Spring Leadership Conference a successful and memo- rable event for the BPA students from around the state. For more information about Business Professionals of America check out the website You will find information regarding the National Officers, including Danny Spors at this link: ly The Ortonville Public School will hold the annual Early Childhood Screening Clinic on Friday, Mar. 6. The location is in the Educational sec- tion of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Early childhood screening helps identify strengths or problem areas that your child may be experiencing in his/her development. It can pro- vide helpful information about a child's readiness for Kindergarten. It is a help in preventing health and learning problems from becoming more serious. It is not intended as a substitute for health care from your family physician, or other providers. The State of Minnesota strongly encourages that all children beginning at age three be screened. Early child- hood screening is presently a require- ment for Kindergarten entrance. Your child will have a height and weight check, a vision and hearin~ 1 LARSON FUNERAL HOME is pleased to introduce their two funeral directors, Amanda Moen, at left and Ileta Herberg. They are shown in front of the funeral home in Graceville. They serve the communities of Ortonville, Clinton, Browns Valley and Graceville. A page ad appears elsewhere this issue, featuring Amanda and Ileta and the entire Larson Funeral Home staff. check, health records will be exam- ined by a nurse, and the DIAL-3 will be explained to the parents. For the DIAL-3, your child will be observed in three areas ofdevelopment: lan- guage, motor and concepts. Children who are between the ages of three and five years are eligible for screening. Appointment letters will be sent to parents of children current- ly on our preschool list. If you haven't received a letter, please con- tact the Ortonville Public School at 839-6181, and ask for Ext. 111. If your child has been screened before, you do not need to attend another clinic, however, they would appreciate your notifying the school of this. Also, anyone having any con- cerns about the health/development of children younger than three is encour- aged to contact the school and set up an interview and/or partial screening. KDIO Temps Hi Low Feb. 8 37 10 Feb. 9 37 34 Fog/drizzle Feb. 10 37 30 Feb. 11 36 27 Feb. 12 27 18 Feb. 13 18 9 Feb. 14 18 3 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service FWS) has initiated the Comprehensive Conservation Planning (CCP) process that will set the direction for managing all aspects of the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, including wildlife habitats and public recreation, for the next 15 years. A CCP is a 15-year plan that iden- tifies issues, goals, objectives and strategies for refuge management. The CCP provides refuge managers with a blue print for management, and it provides neighbors and others a clear picture of what the Service intends to do in terms of managing habitat, protecting wildlife, and pro- viding a place where people can enjoy ~wildlife-dependent activities. .: Refuge staff is hosting an open hruse on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Odessa City Hall in Odessa to gather public comments to help identify issues that need to be considered in this planning process. - For more information about the meet- ing contact the refuge office at 320- 273-2191. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency respon- sible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 96-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, Pioneerland to meet Feb. 19 Pioneerland Library System Executive/Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at 7 p.m. in the community room at the Willmar Public Library. If you would like an agenda, one is available at },our local library. Get geared up for some exciting racing this Saturday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22 as the Big Stone Lake Sno Riders host the Sixth Annual Ice LeMans/Radar run. This years Ice LeMans/Radar Run will be held near the peninsula just out from the access area. Registration will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. and will run until 10:30 a.m. at GoFasters in Ortonville. There will be an additional fee for LeMans signup on the lake. Radar and Drag may still sign UP on the lake. Racing action will start at 11 a.m. Saturday and will continue through Sunday Afternoon. The events include Pro Class, Trophy Class, Radar Run, Drag Racing (660 ft.)- Saturday at noon, the 120 Class and new this year 4-wheeler races. The Pro Class, which awards tro- phies and 100 percent payback-cash prizes, includes a 600cc and an Open Class. Sponsors of the Pro Class series include Lucas Oil, Pioneer Seed and Clinton Crop Protection. Baby section coming soon The Ortonville Independent and Northern Star newspapers will once again be publishing the Ortonville Area Health Services baby section featuring babies born at the Ortonville Hospital in 2008. Parents of babies born in 2008 at the Ortonville Hospital or under Physician care of Northside Medical Center are asked to please submit a photo of their baby to the Ortonville Independent, PO Box 336, Ortonville, MN 56278 or call the newspaper office to schedule a time for a photographer to take a picture. The number is 839-6163. Free income tax assistance Free income tax assistance is again available for low to moderate income and senior citizen taxpayers. E-file service is available at our site. Free tax help will be available at Lakeside Apartments in Ortonville on Friday, Feb. 27 and March 13 from 10-3 p.m. Call 320-839-2967 for an appointment. which encompasses 545 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special manage- ment areas. It also operates 69 nation- al fish hatcheries, 63 Fish and Wildlife Management offices and 8l ecological services field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, con- serves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It ~ilso oversees the Federal Assistance program, which distrib- utes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies. WINTER CARNIVAL ROYALTY FOR 2009 AT OHS were King Jeb Thune and Queen Brooke Christopherson. Jeb is the son of James and Jeanne Thune and Brooke is the daughter of Vernon and Rhonda Christopherson. (More Winter Carnival photos inside.) For the Trophy Class it includes two youth classes, Open Fan, Women's, Liquid 500 600 class, Buddy Race, Vintage (1983-1974), Vintage (1973-older), 120 Class and Open Class. Sponsors of the trophy Class races are Wulff Harvesting, Car City Sales, Larson's Inc.-Wheaton, Tri-County Co-op, Steve's Body Shop, Border States, Hooters Lumber, Clinton Ag Service, Hasslen Construction, Claassen Construction, Federated Telephone and Midwest Powersports. Pro and Trophy Classes making up the Ice LeMans, race on a Grand Prix- type track. The SnoRiders are creat- ing a loop with turns on the ice; The Radar Run, featuring pure speed on a straightaway stretch, includes Stock-Fan, 500, 600, 700, 800, open; Improved Stock - Fan, 500, 600, 700, 800, and open and Modified-Air cooled, 500, 700, open and top speed. Participants race 1,000 feet, with a radar gun marking their top speeds. Sponsors of the Radar-Run include Sibson Gravel, Lakeshore RV Park, Pro Auto, Midwest Powersports, Headwaters Grill and Bar and Murray's Garage. Sponsors for the Modified-Air Cooled include Wilding Trucking, Maher Trucking and Titan Machinery in Graceville. Drag Racing (660 ft.) will be held Saturday, February 21 with 600 stock, 600 improved, open stock, open improved and modified. Sponsor for this event is GoFasters. For the younger set, the 120 Class features an Open event to be held as well. Hasslen construction is the sponsor. Also this year is the 4-Wheeler Races being sponsored by Midwest Powersports. Associate sponsors include Vail Vu Motel, Bauer Countryside Ag, and SMAC Enterprises. Lunch will be available both days. For more information, contact Steve Koch at 320-324-7449. :ert to on The OHS Music Department would like to invite everyone to attend the annual Pops Concert on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Come out and hear some of your favorites from the Senior High Choir, Show Choir, the B Sharps, Senior High Band and Jazz Band. Vocal selections include "Belong", "Everything", "Children of Eden", and "Don't Nobody" from 'The Wiz', sung by the Senior High Choir. The Show Choir will sing "I Sing, You Sing", while "The Best of Doo Wop" will be sung by the B Sharps. The Women's Choir will sing "Colors of the Wind" and the Men's Choir will sing "Seize the Day." Senior High Band selections will include "Over the Rainbow", "Highlights from The Little Mermaid" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." The Jazz Band will per- form "Gonna Fly Now", "Cruella DeVil", "Everything I Do" and "Brass Roots." Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Vocal groups are under the direction of Mr. Wayne Huselid and the instumental groups are direct- ed by Mr. Matt Lamb. Wild this Sat. at .= American Legion The 25th Annual Wild Game Feed will be held this Saturday, Feb. 21 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Big S.tone American Legion. This is first come- first served. The Wild Game Feed helps support the Big Stone Rearing Ponds. There will be lots of door prizes and raffles, with a live auction at 7 p.m. First place prize is a Weatherby Vanguard Syn. Stock, Bolt Action 270 W/scope and case. Second place prize is a Savage 17HMR Bolt Action, Black Synthetic Stock, SS/scope. Third place prize is a Remington 870 Express Combo, 3" Magnum, 12 gauge with extra slug barrel. Donating these prizes are Dallas I. Hanson Contruction, Inc RJB of Big Stone Inc Ronglien Excavating Inc Twin Valley Tire and Valley Farm Equipment. Fourth place prize is $200, fifth place is $150 and sixth place is $100. You need not be present to win. All proceeds go to the Rearing Pond Fund. Enjoy delicious food and .great atmosphere all for a great cause. t i i