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fi Twin Lake in Hennepin County gate the extent of and sources of PFC cury and PCBs in fish throughout the (Robbinsdale Crystal) has been found contamination, state and about species and waters to have levels of a Since PFCs were first discovered allows MDH to provide Statewide perflurochemical (PFC) in the fish in metro area lakes in 2007, fish from Safe Eating Guidelines as part of it3s similar to the higher levels previously 55 lakes in the metro area have been fish consumption advisory program, measured in lakes Calhoun, Elmo and tested for PFCs- McCann said there is McCann said. For example, we know Johanna. The PFOS (perfluoroocto- a wide range in the levels of PFOS tha~t walleye, northern and bass are the nate sulfate) levels in these fish place detected in these fish and some are species with the highest levels of mer- them in the one meal per month con- undetectable. "cury and we know that Lake Superior sumption category, g~ven no impact "Currently the pattern of contami- and the major river systems have PCB from other contaminants, nation is not understood and we are levels of concern, whereas the inland "Our concern with consuming fish unable to predict which waters may lakes do not. The guidelines can be any long-term exposure to contatni- have higher le~rels in the fish," found on the MDH Web site at nants," said Patricia McCann, fish SVtcCann said. "There are many http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh consumption advisory coordinator for unanswered questions and missing /fish/index.html. the Minnesota Department of Health pieces to this puzzle. Unlike mercurys MDH also provides site-specific (MDI). "Our advice for how often it is and PCBs, we don't yet understand the advice for eating fish from a lake or safe to eat fish is set at a level that is relationships between species or river where the contaminents have protective of human health over many between lakes regarding PFCs. We been measured. Site-specific advice years of continuous fish eating." The have the most information aboutcan also be found on the MDH Web advisory is updated annually to reflect PFOS levels in bluegill, crappie and site at new fish contaminant data. large mouth bass, which account for http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs MDH is in the process of analyzing 90 percent of the samples analyzed for /eh/fish/index.html. as the fish tissue data from this latest PFCs. Most of the advice based on as well as the DNR's Lakefinder at round of lake sampling by the PFOS for these fish is one meal per http ://www. dnr. Minnesota Pollution Control Agencyweek or unrestricted." state.mn us/lakefind/index.html. (MPCA) for PFCs as well as data onMost health experts recommend A variety of health effects occur in additional lakes from the Department eating fish two times per week. laboratory animals exposed to high of Natural Resources (DNR.) for mer- "People should choose to eat fish that doses of PFOS, the PFC that accumu- cury and polychlorinated biphenols can be eaten that often," McCannlates in 'fish. The most sensitive (PCBs). A combined analysis of all of said, "but it's okay to include a meal effects (i.e effects observed at the the data mercury, PCBs and PFCs is of fish from the once-per-month cate- lowest dose causing adverse effects) then compiled and formatted to devel- gory too. Spacing out meals of fish are decreased high-density lipoprotein op a revised fish consumption adviso- over time is the way to keep exposure (HDL or good cholesterol) and ry. MDH expects to receive additional to a safe level." changes in thyroid hormone levels in PFC data from MPCA that will be Fish are a good low-fat source of some animals. Special cleaning and incorporated into the new advisory as protein and contain many vitamins cooking, precautions used to reduce well. The updated advisory will be and minerals. Eating fish may help contammants like PCBs that concen- ready by the opening of fishing sea- protect adults against cardiovascular trate in fat are not effective with son. disease. Pregnant women and women PFOS. The new PFC data are from 15 who may become pregnant should PFCs are a group of manmade metro lakes including samples from also eat fish because eating fish pro- chemicals that have been used for .the Minneapolis chain of lakes. The motes eye and brain development in decades to make products that resist klata is from, an ongoing effort by fetuses heat, oil, stains, grease and water. MPCA and other agencies to investi- Scientists' understanding of mer- BES Gymnastics cheer t-shirt. The deadline for Letters have gone home with each registering is Thursday, Feb. 12. Mrs. siudent concerning spring gymnastics Klepel handed out forms to the girls in at BES. Christi Larson will be their school. They may be handed in to her. advisor, and sent home a very Please make checks payable to OHS complete permission form. Please Basketball Cheerleaders. return the forms for school and the bus Open House drivers, if your child will be On March 2, the Ortonville Public participating. We are about out of School will host an open house for all candy bars from game concessions, so interested parents, children and staff please remember to send snacks with from BES. Tours of the rooms, a light your child, as none will be available supper and a cheerleading from the office. They have time for a performance will be some of the small snack before gymnastics classes events. More details will follow in begin. Thank you. future Paw Prints. Hold the date. Cheerleading Clinic I Love To Read Month The Ortonville basketballFebruary is "I Love to Read cheerleaders will be holding a cheer Month" and this year it is celebrated clinic on Sunday, March 1 from 2-4 in schools the week of Feb. 23-27. In p.m. We will meet in the commons, observation of this special month, The girls will learn cheers, stunts and BES children and staff will participate a dance. Please wear clothes that are in the following ways: easy to move in and tennis shoes. The Monday: Bad Hair Day girls will participate in an elementary Tuesday: Hat Day pep rest and will cheer and perform at Wednesday: Inside-out, the Monday, March 2 boys basketball Backwards, Upside down Day. game. The cost is $20 and includes Thursday: Crazy Socks Day free admission to the ball game and a Friday: P.J. Day-Movie/Popcorn in DNR issues ice safety reminder with warmer temperatures Minnesota Department of Natural thickness of ice earlier in the season. Resources (DNR) water safety offi- "A good rule of thumb is that when cials have issued an ice safety the temperature rises above freezing reminder now that temperatures have for six of the last 24 hours, multiply surpassed 40 degrees in many areas of the recommended minimum thickness the state, by two," Smalley said. "Even with the relatively thick ice The ice becomes unsafe if temper- produced by our cold January, it does- atures remain above freezing for 24 n't take very long for ice conditions to hours or more. Contact your local bait become hazardous when it warrfis shop or resort to ask about the condi- up," said Tim Smalley, DNR water tions of any lake you are planning to safety specialist. "That's especially visit. true for vehicles." Ice thickness guidelines, videos The usual safety guidelines for cars and other safety information is avail- (8-12 inches of new, clear ice) don't able online. apply under this week's melting con- Ice safety pamphlets can be ditions. The slush created on the ice's ordered from the DNR's information surface adds weight. The ice also soft- center at 651-296-6157 or 888-646- ens farther down and may have less 6367. than half the strength of the same YOUR COMPLETE AUTO GLASS & BODY SHOP ;~ ?(i!!i ~!!!!i:i~i:i!:!7(!!i~!ii:!i!~i!ii~iii~!~i~!!!~:i!ii~ii!U:~i~!~;!~ Tuesday, February 24th 6:00 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room at Stevens Community Medical Cenl:er Call: 320-749-2607 or Email: sherrym@mnsurgery.com if you cannot attend this seminar, other upcoming seminars are scheduled for" Tues March 31st and Tues April 28th LAP-Band~ weight loss surgery is the least invasive, safest, and most healthy weight-loss surgery option available. the gymnasium for everyone. Please encourage your child to join in the fun with us, by participating with each theme for the day. School Calendar Tuesday, Feb. 17:6:30 p.m. Wrestling. Wednesday, Feb. 18:6:30 p.m. Wrestling. Thursday, Feb. 19:9 a.m. Nutritionist; 12 noon STF (LqP); 3 p.m. Board meeting. Saturday, Feb. 21:5-6 BBB Tournament in Ortonville. Breakfast Menu Monday-No School. Tuesday-cereals, donuts, juice, milk. Wednesday-cereals, toad-in-a- hole, juice and milk. Thursday-cereals, french toasL juice and milk. Friday-cereals, blueberry muffins, juice and milk. Lunch Menu Monday-No School. Tuesday-hotdogs, brown beans, chips, mandarin oranges, rice krispie bars, bread and milk. Wednesday-hamburger hotdish, peas, pears, bread and milk. Thursday-chicken nuggets, tator tots, corn, pineapple, bread and milk. Friday-Bearcat burgers, mac-n- cheese, apples with caramel dip, bread and milk. BSU announces Fall Dean's List THURSDAY SPARKLERS-2/12/09 Won Lost VFW 4 0 Wanna B's/Moose A 0 Alley Cats .3 1 SMAC Enterprises .2 2 Bellingham Elevator 2 2 Sunrise Gals 13 Refuge 0 4 HISG: Heidi Meister - 190; HIHG: Candice Henningson- 237 HISS: Heidi Meister 530 HIHS: Candice Henningson-682 HTSG: SMAC Enterprises- 752; HTHG: Alley Cats - 966; HTSS: SMAC Enterprises - 2171; HTHS: VFW- 2791. Monday Nite - 2/2/09 Won Lost LarryS. A 0 Pepsi .3 1 Otrey Lake .3 1 Moose.; .3 1 Mt Dew 1 3 Precision Glass 1 3 Minnwest 1 3 Ortonviile Independent 0 4 HTSG: Moose - 932; HTSS: Moose - 2638; HTHG: Moose - 1095; HTHS: Moose - 3127; HISG: Bill Lund Jr. - 241; HISS: Bill Lund Jr. - 595;HTHG: Bobby Folk-265; HTHS: Ryan Dwyer- 658. Big Stone School menu Tuesday, Feb. 17: Breakfast: Hot Breakfast, Fruit, Milk. Lunch: Toasted ham and cheese Potato wedges, Vegetable, Milk or Chocolate Milk. Wednesday, Feb. 18: Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice, Milk. Lunch: Beef stew, Bread roll, Grapes, Milk or Chocolate Milk. Thursday, Feb. 19: Breakfast: Hot breakfast, Fruit, Milk. Lunch: Beef Stroganoff, Bread Roll, Vegetable, Milk. Friday, Feb. 20:Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice, Milk. Lunch: Hot Dog on a Bun, Chips, Carrots and Celery, Milk or Strawberry. Monday, Feb. 23: Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice, Milk. Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a bun, Potato Wedges, Green beans. Tuesday, Feb. 24: Breakfast: Hot Breakfast, Fruit, Milk. Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Lettuce, Fruit, Milk. Dan Spors named to Carlson School Dean's List Dan Spors, son of lVlike and Sue Spors of Bellingham, was named to the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, Fall Semester 2008 Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List are recognized for outstanding academic achievement by earning a 3.66 grade point average or higher in 12 or more A/F credits for the semester. The Carlson School undergraduate curriculum has gained national attention for its balance of liberal arts and communications and its emphasis on management disciplines. The bachelor of Science in Business degree requires two years of liberal arts education, followed by two years of upper division work. Spors, a 2008 graduate of Ortonville High School, is a freshman in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Marketing. Dr. Nancy Erickson, interim vice,!~ president for academic affairs at ~~'~ Bemidji State University, has : a ' announced their Fall Semester Dean's List. :'*~:'~ ~*~::: :::~:*:::'-:~ -.::~ ~ ~: Bemidji State students carrying 12 ~ ~i~:~ :~ !:: : ! or more semester hours during any " /:IY one term and earning at least 3.25 (B-plus) grade point average are listed on the Dean's List Named to the list is Abby Saeger, daughter of Tom and Kerri Saeger of Ortonville. Lap -Band Patient - Deb, Lost 90 lbs Presenter George M.A. Fortier IV, M.D FACS is certified in Lap-Band procedures and has placed over 328 Lap-Band placements with a total weight loss of over 22,000 pounds (more than 8 tons). Every ~veek these numbers increase! Will you be included? For more information go to web site DM Stevens Community Medical Center www.mnsurgery.com 400 East First Street, Morris and click the "contact us" tab. : (320) 589-1313 1-800-993-SCMC www.scmcmorris.com A MOOSE WAS SPOTTED AND PHOTOGRAPHED just north of Wheaton by Riley Blake of Ortonville a few weeks ago. According to Kevin Kotts, DNR Wildlife Supervisor, they do get reports of moose in Traverse County most years. For a couple of years, they had reports of a cow and calf moose north of Wheaton. DNR conducted an aerial deer survey in Dec. of 2007. Along with 600 deer, they saw one moose in Traverse County. The Glenwood work area includes Traverse, Stevens, Grant, Pope and Douglas counties. Almost every year we have reports of moose somewhere in the work area, but often the reports are from Traverse county. They've had a number of calls since this summer about a young bull moose in Douglas County. Over the years, most of the moose reported have been young bulls. Cartridge READY FOR TAXES? Storage Systems Calculators Tax Supplies Commerda Shredders / Use our UPS Shipping Service by 3 pm ships same day Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or www.buyvop.com Valley Main Street, Milbank, SD. 605-432-5536 1-800-336-2298 FAX 605-432-5575 xerox We Acce~t Master Card, Visa, Discover ~, Don't grapple with a chipped windshield Get it repaired or replaced at Progressive Collision & Glass! Largest In-Stock Windshield Inventory in Area Free Estimates 100% Customer Satisfaction Certified Technicians on Staff COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. 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