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FITNESS FIRST 24 hour fitness center is now open in Ortonvi!le. A grand opening was held with an official ribbon cutting Saturday, F.eb. 7. Shown above with owner Adrian Smith, center with cutters, are members of the Big Sone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Fitness First manager Becky Snortum, is shown holding the center's "First Dollar of Profit" plaque. Big Stone Arts Council And remember, Ortonville's Mark it on your calendar, the community ed is offering classes this February meeting of the Big Stone winter and spring in paper making; Arts Council (BSAC) will be held at watercolor/collage; digital 7 pm Tuesday February 17 in the photography, and soap making. The Community Room of the Lakeside classes will be held at the Ortonville Apartments, 30 1 NW 1St Ave High School . Call Shawnda Johnson Ortonville, Minnesota at 320-839-6181 ext.402 or e-mail The next big event BSAC is hosting is the Artist Business Skills .us to register or to get a community workshops to be held Friday, edwinter/springbrochure. February 27, and Saturday, February There are also big plans in the 28 in the Community Room at making for the BSAC booth at the Lakeside Apartments. The Marketing Sports and Leisure Show that will for Artists workshop will be held take place March 20 ~22 . All area Friday, 6 to 9 pm; Pricing your work: artists are invited to participate in this Getting paid for what you do will be show. Please register by Tuesday, held 10 am to 12pm on Saturday; March 10. Register at the February Funding your work will be held BSAC meeting or call Bobby TaLe, Saturday 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. These 320-839-2073. This year the workshops are conducted by the participants are asked to limit their Springboard for the Arts presentations to 20" x20". organization. There is a charge for There is a lot going on with the each session. Call 651-292-4381 for Big Stone Arts Council, be a part of additional information and to register it. for the workshops. / wins ish " i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiii!i!iiiiiii the 12 hotdish entries as the number one choice with the panel of five area judges. The competition took place in the Granary . Food Co-op building. Hotdishes lined the hallway and the public sampled the cuisine and visited in the community room located in back of the building. For taking top honors, Kafka won an 18 quart roaster donated by Ortonville's Hardware Hank. The event was sponsored by the Business Association of the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce as part of the Winterfest promotion. Following is the award winning recipe: ::!ilililililili;ililiiii!i!ilililililililili;iiiiiiilil 9 "? .:+:.:.:+:+ :+:+:+:+:+:+:.: "i:i:~:i:i:i:i:i:i:i:i:i:i:i:i:?~:i:! 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Combine created and prepared by Brenda pasta, sausage and spaghetti sauce. Kafka of Ortonville. proved to be the Put in crock pot. Decorate with winning recipe in the Winterfest pineapple rings, sliced red and green Hotdish Contest held Wednesday,peppers, and black olives. Heat in Feb. 11 in Ortonville. crock pot. Kafka's casserole stood out among Minnesota EQB to hold public hearing beginning Feb. The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) will hold a pub- lic hearing beginning Feb. 25 on pro- posed amendments to rules governing the state's environmental review pro- gram. The amendments include new mandatory environmental assessment worksheet (EAWL environmental impact statement tEIS) and exemp- tion categories for shoreland area development and a new mandatory EIS category for releases of genetical- ly engineered wild rice. Other amend- ments streamline a variety of rules related to urban development projects and clarify the meaning of various rule provisions, such as the meaning of cumulative potential effects. The hearing will take place at five locations in February and March, with additional sessions added if necessary. Sessions begin at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at each of the five sites. Dates and loca- tions are: Feb. 25, Alexandria Technical College, 1601 Jefferson, St Room 2O8 Feb. 26. Fort Snelling History Center auditorium. Fort Shelling March 2. Hermantown Public Safety Training Facility, 5111 Maple Grove Road March 4. Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. N.W, March 5. Northland Arboretum 14250 Conservation Drive. Baxter Members of the public can present their comments orally or in writing at any hearing session, or can submit them m writing to Administrative Law Judge Steve M. Mihalchick. Office of Administrative Hearings, 600 N. Robert St. Box 64620. St. Paul, MS, 55164-0620. The proposed amendments are included in a "Statement of Need and Reasonableness," available online from the EQB website, Printed copies are available for the cost of reproduc- tion by contacting the EQB at 651/201-2476 or by contacting the Department of Administration through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. "BUT IT REALLY HURTS", as members of the Drama Literature Class at OHS perform "The Last Gladiator" at the New Life Community Baptist Church Gymnasium on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8. Shown above from left to right are Ben Johnson, Jeff Watson and Keven Berdan. Area students with the following degrees and honors: Is Our Business among oraduates Ortonville: Kelly Dawald, Bachelor of Arts-Psychology; Joseph THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT of MSU, Moorhead Fuller, Bachelor of Science-Exercise Science; and Maggie Novak, " Four hundred sixty-nine students Bachelor of Arts-Psychology received deerees at Minnesota State (Summa Cum Laude). University Moorhead's wintei" Big Stone City: Amy Speth, graduation ceremony on Dec. 19, Bachelor of Science-Business 2008. Administration. MSU Moorhead, with an Beardsley: Jessica Hiedeman, enrollment of 7,491 students, is a Bachelor of Science-Elementary comprehensive university offering 75 Education (Magna Cum Laude). undergraduate majors with 138 emphases and options, 16 pre- professional programs, 37 areas of # Check out our web site at teacher licensure preparation, and 13 ~'' graduate degree programs. ,- j, The following students graduated $7.99 7.5 Oz. Asst. Reg. $1.89 o. lib. 10oz. Jar Asst. Paper Towels 8 Roll Pasta Sauce Reg. $2.75 Bore $#ecial$ Tl ro#gl o#t t#e Morel Asst. 9" Original Minnesota Gold Ham or Turkey 2 Lb. Pkg. 4 Roll Reg. $1.65 8-8.75 Asst. Reg. $2.89 Bugles & Chex Mix Reg. $2.19 Lb. Hams 18-19.5 Oz. Asst. Reg. $1.95 Betty Crocker ,Cake Mix I 7.5 Oz. Asst. Reg. $3.49 ] Hot Pockets I II 6 pk. Asst. Microwave Reg. $4.99 Pop Secret 78 Oz. Asst. Reg. $3.49 12 Oz. 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