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COACH NESS AND HER PROUD FAMILY are pictured above at the NDADD State Competition in M/not, ND where Barb received the "Coach of the Year" award. Pictured from left to right are Assistant Coach and daughter Janna Ness, son Joe), Coach Barb Ness, husband John, and daughter Carly. Her other son, Andrew, was not in attendance. Barb is the daughter of Justin and Birdie Scholberg of Ortonville. (Scholberg) named Public town meetings scheduled for area of the Year" communities The Kindred Vikettes Dance Team daughters (as a senior and an 8th grad- capped off an amazing year for the er), and competed only in the Pom team by placing in three events at the category. Their first-year highlight 2009 North Dakota Association of was performing on television at half- Dance and Drill (NDADD) State time of the North Dakota State Class Competition in Minot held the week- B Girls' Basketball Championship end of Jan. 31. game. The Vikettes, making finals in all Kindred will graduate half of their three Class B Varsity categories they team this year, including Carly Ness participated in, placed second in (Barb's daughter) who has been on the Dance, third in Hip Hop and fourth in team all five years of its existence. Pom. Other graduating seniors on this years' Barb (Scholberg) Ness, the team are Jaime Jarmin and Samantha Vikettes' Head Coach, and daughter of Walker. The Vikettes Dance category Justin and Birdie Scholberg of routine performance at State was ded- Ortonville, was honored at the event icated to" Samantha, who suffered a as the NDADD "Coach of the Year" Stroke last May and has made a recov- for 2009. She started the Vikettes ery to be out on the floor participating team in 2004, with the support of the with the team at the championships. Kindred School and some involved The Vikettes will have a few more parents, to create an opportunity for performances at Kindred Basketball the girls in Kindred to participate in games this year, and love to have as competitive dance. Her initial team of many spectators as possible. five members included her own two Vieki Grimli, Librarian Librarians can breath a sigh of relief in the wake of a one-year stay of enforcement on having to test for lead in books geared to youngsters under the age of 12. The extension until Feb. 10, 2010, puts an end to the nightmare scenario envisioned by some in the library community of having to either ban children from their facilities or cordon off the book collections in youth services areas until federal regulators concede that children's literature complies with the Consumer Product Safet Improvement Act. This announcement is not an end to this problem. Since we know children's books are safe, libraries are still asking to be exempt from regulation under this law. The "American Library Association will continue to work with members of Congress and the Consumer Product Safety CommisSion to ensure that a year from now, this matter is resolved once and for all, and America's libraries remain open and welcoming to children. State Representative Andrew Falk (DFL-Murdock) and State Senator Gary Kubly (Granite Falls) have scheduled a series of public town meetings this month, giving local residents an opportunity to share their opinions on the economic challenges facing our state. Town meetings this week include: Thursday, Feb. 19, 3:00 p.m. in Benson at the Benson Town Hall. Thursday, Feb. 19, 6:00 p.m. at the Little Theater, Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. Members of the House and Senate will present the Governor's budget proposal and invite public testimony on the plan. There will also be a town meeting on Friday, Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m. at the Appleton City Hall. Everyone is invited to come share their opinions about the budget proposals and other issues. If you would like to testify, please contact Gerrie Boice at (651) 296- 5388, and leave your name, city and the issue you would like to talk about. You can also sign up to testify at the Willmar meeting by visiting 3 .kY.AlO3,! ,AI and clicking on the link for town hall meetings. " . - ~ ".~. 0 Jeff & Mary From The Family aPPy Oth Tollefson/Hansen bridal shower set There will be an open house Bridal Shower for Jessica Tollefson and Will Hansen on Saturday, Feb. 21st at 2 p.m. at Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church in Ortonville. All family and friends are invited to attend! The couple is registered at Target. (Adv. 2) Sibson Gravel to Observe "Golden" Sibson Gravel of Beardsley will be observing its 50th year in business on Saturday, Feb. 28th. Hours will start at 3 p.m. Sibson is located four miles south of Beardsley on County Hwy 33. Lunch will be served and D.J. will start at 8p.m. LOWRY- The Lowry Fire Department responded to a fire first reported at :30 a.m. on Feb. 10. After initially putting the fire out, Lowry Fire Departmdnt First Assistant Chief Ken Weisel said the building began to smolder again, forcing the fire department to return to the location. ~Weisel said the fire was put out for good around 12:20 p.m. Weisel said everyone was able to escape the building which is currently owned by Dennis Dodds with out being harmed. CLINTON-The 30th annual Arctic Open Golf tournament will be held on Lake Eli Feb. 14. The grounds crew has been busy laying out the course and planting the former Christmas trees, A kid's tournament will be held from 10 a.m. until noon followed 'by the adult tournament. A dance will be held that evening. Ti~ACY-Budget constrains are taking a bite out of the Tracy Police Department. Tracy City Council members accepted an administrative recommendation recently to not fill a full time vacancy in the police department. The action, which will save an estimated $41,740 annually, will leave Tracy with a three-man, rather than four man police department. This was one aspect of a $107,000 package of 2009 budget cuts approved by the council. MONTEVIDEO-Finalists were selected for the Montevideo School superintendent position in a field of 20 applicants. The finalists include Bruce Bergeson, current Montevideo HS principal; Mike Ruth, current superintendent at Miller, S.D.; John Rutten, current high school principal at Perham, Dennis Fischer, current assistant principal at Pine City; Bill Maske current principal at Truro, Iowa; and Luther Heller, director of administrative services at SW/WC Service Cooperative in Marshall. By Gail Maxwell Patty Knudsen of Glenwood 839-2207 visited her mother Fran Sester Friday, On Thursday, Feb. 5 Ed and Marie Feb. 6 and returned home on Satflrday, Karels of Rosen, Marilyn Ketchum of Feb. 7. Ortonville; and Harvey and Jo Kelzer Bert and Amy Loehrer of Milbank enjoyed having supper together at the came Sunday, Feb. 8 and picked up Pizza Ranch of Ortonville to help Ludie and Urban Stolpman for dinner. Harvey celebrate his 75th birthday. After dinner they all went to visit On Sunday, Feb. 8 Gene and David Stolpman at Northridge nursing Marian Kelzer of Rochester, were home. David was very happy to have early morning visitors of Harvey and them come out to visit him. Jo Kelzer. Irene Mathison arrived home on On Sunday, Feb. 8 David and Janet Friday, Feb. 6 after spending three Weber and Tony went to Steve weeks with her daugher Mary Ellen Weber's in Odessa. They had a and Allen Karels in Bay City, TX. birthday party to celebrate Andrew's. They visited Mary Ellen and Allen's 8th birthday, boys Greg and Amy Karels and family Matthew Lamb's parents arrived on and Anthony Karels all of Houston, Tuesday, Feb. 10 to visit Matthew and TX. Irene also visited her Laura. Lamb and Madeleine and granddaugher Leah Mathison and Sophia. The parents left for home on Mason in Austin, TX and also Inene's Monday, Feb. 16. son Jim and Kathy Mathison and Dee and Jim Strege and Dean andChristopher Mathison of Midland, Mona Strege went to Rapid City the Texas. Irene enjoyed the beautiful weekend of Feb. 6 to visit Sabrina warm weather. Strege. Jeanette Bohlman went to Friday, Feb. 6 Matthew and Northridge on Tuesday, Feb. 10 and Charlene Karels took a trip to Silver listened to the Golden Tunes. Lake to visit their son Todd. They Don and Zelda Kohl, Birkley returned home on Saturday, Feb. 7. Herberg, and Vernon Schlimme ofMatthew and Charlene Karels Clinton took Palma Gutzman out for attended the Valentine ham dinner at supper on Friday night, Feb. 6.the Trinity Lutheran Church of Aaron Smith had supper Bellingham on Sunday, Feb. 8. Wednesday night, Feb. 4 with his Wanda Berry of Robbinsdale spent sister Arvilla Bergseth. .the weekend of Feb. 6 visiting her Vi Hansen hosted the Homerite parents Evelyn and John Morris. residents with delicious warm Dale Swihart just got back from chocolate chip cookies and coffee on Australia. He plans on being around Wednesday morning, Feb. 11. TheOrtonville for awhile. Dale is Galen occasion was the welcomed return of Swihart's brother. Earl Komis after his surgery. UP TO Offer Ends Soon AIdlIJIRCAAI'r Classic 165 CS with a 50HP Yamaha Plus Mini Kota 55PD trolling AL.LIhlRCAAI'E motor. Humminbird graph. 3 deluxe seats. Trairer. Tiller model: $12,595 ($3,000 off MSRP!) See Your Dealer For Details. 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The older you get, the more decisions you will getto make - some of these decisions will affect whether your smile is healthy and attractive. Brushing and flossing daily, eat- ing a balanced diet and limiting snacks, and regular visits to your dentist will help you maintain a healthy smile. Call today to schedule an appointment for your child 432-5032. Remember, a great smile is a healthy smile! a smile is forever Mark A.Bierschbach, DDS, PC. 1203 E. 4th Ave. Ste 103 Z ~ Milbank, South Dakota 57252 / 605-432-5032 '- Mon-Tues. 8am-5pm; Wed.-Thur. 8am-6pm; Fri. 8am-Noon Tuesday, Feb. 17,2009 INDEPENDENT Page 3