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School OHS Music Department Presents Its Annual Pops Concert ;;, MONDAY, 7:3o BM&apos;. 24, 2003 ADMISSION Adults $4.00 Students $2.00 Pre-Schooi FREE chance to watch Lady "ans play regular season played three games out in Granite Falls to take on a very good played without Jenna was sick and Sarah out with an ankle from the start YME and the Lady Trojans fiat. said, "We just ready to play, and that especially when you're as strong as YME. score was 23-55. Stacy the Trojans with 7 by Emily Sammon Smith with 4, and Amy and Lisa Spors with the girls put together a came to Night. At the end of the score was even at before half, Monte hit a to put them up by three point with our we needed to continu- tight defense and be our offfense, recalled The second half didn't go quite as planned as Montevideo outscored the Lady Trojans 8-12 in the third quarter and 19-21 in the fourth. "We needed to take care of the ball better on the offensive end by not picking up our dribble and not forcing it inside. The girls played a good game, but it just wasn't good enough to pull off a win," said the Coach. Scoring was led by Jenna Longhenry with 18, Emily Sammon with 8, Amanda Erickson and Stacy Wiegman with 5, Amy Smith with 4, and Caitlin Spots and Sarah LaVoi with 2. "It certainly was nice having Jenna back. She is a definite presence for us inside." Friday the Lady Trojans traveled to Kerkhoven for a make-up game with KMS. "We beat them by 10 at home and were hoping for another win against them. ttowever, they made some adjustments since we pla3/ed them last. They were able to break our press easier and they played a 2-3 zone to clog up our inside game." The Trojans had trouble stopping sophomore guard, Ashley Olson, who ended up with 29 points on the night. "Had we been able to stop her, the game would have turned out different- ly. She did an excellent job even though we were playing a box and one on her. She used picks well and drove to the basket drawing fouls on our girls. She was 13-16 from the line." according to Coach Hoernemann. Overall the Trojans sent KMS to the freethrow line 22 times, while the Trojans were 5-7 from the line. Hoernemann remarked, "That is a huge difference! A game-winning dif- ference for KMS." The Trojans were led by freshman guard, Emily Sammon with 16. Emily was hot in the fourth quarter scoring 10 points before getting hit in the nose and having to sit out the remaining 4 minutes of the game. "We're hoping her nose isn't bro- ken and she'll be ready to play this week." said her Coach. Amy Smith and Stacy Wiegman contributed 8, Jenna Longhenry 6, Amanda Erickson 5, and Sarah LaVoi 1. The Lady Trojans will play the last two of regular season away, taking on Milbank on Tuesday, Feb 18, and CGB on Thursday to end their final season play. NG THE BALL DOWNCOURT for the Ortonville Lady Trojans L Erickson, against the Montevideo Hawks at home on Ads Get Noticed. Reading This One Aren't You?) Memorials for Rice Hospice Memorials and donations were received by Rice Hospice Ortonville/Graceville - for the month of January, 2003. Gifts were given in memory of: Geneva Giese by William and Joan Clifton. Ann Helgeso.n by Edward and Pauline Pagel; James and Bonna Rasset; D(m and Jeanette,Felton; Carolyn'and George Schlagel Fred and Nola Lockwood; Mildred Peterson; Bill and Donna Hoel; Milo and Karl Chrstianson, Selmer and June Simonson; John and Myrna Adams; Aletta L. Simonitch; lone and Harold Gibson; Robert and Mardonna Knip, Vivian and Howard Janssen; Leonard and Barbara Johnson; Corinne and Donald Tiegs; Dorothy Krogsrud. Hildegard Olson by Dorothy Krogsrud. Edna Shoquist by Carol Knutson. Joe Stattelman by Connie Monson. Magnus Thompson by Donna and Bob Thompson; Joan and John Jurgens. Frank Weber by Eugene and Marlys Pillatzke; Bud and Joyee DeNeui; Marian Weber and the Family of Frank Weber. Monetary donations were made by Deanna Thomson. Rice Hospice - Appleton, Benson, Dawson, Graceville, Granite Falls, Montevideo, Ortonville, Paynesville, Willmar - wishes to express their gratitude for these memorials and donations. More funding for rural state hospitals Senator Mark Dayton today announced that hospitals in Minnesota will receive an additional $5.3 million thanks to a provision in the FY03 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report which will be voted on by Congress this week. The measure, which delays cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates, is similar to a bill introduced by Senator. Dayton several weeks ago. The provision in the spending bill only delays the cuts for six months, from April 1 to Sept. 1. However, this change to Medicare rates will send $282.2 million to hospitals nationally over this time period. Dayton praised the move by Congress because rural hospitals have been suffering under budget constraints and cutbacks in federal funding. "Rural Americans should have access to the same quality health care as those who live in urban and suburban areas. If we do not support our rural health care facilitics, they will shut down, leaving millions of Americans without access to care," Dayton said. "I'm pleased the Congress supported this fix, but it's only a temporary solution to an ongoing problem. I will be working with my colleagues to find a more permanent answer to this very real problem." In Minnesota, 25 rural hospitals have closed since 1987 impacting the health care of thousands of rural Americans. On Jan. 15th, Senator Dayton introduced The Rural Health Care Equity Act of 2003 to permanently increase the Medicare reimbursement rates for rural hospitals, bringing them closer to the national average. ORTONVILLE GYMNAST, Katie Hedge, practices her airborne back. flip routine in preparation for Sectional competitions Feb. 13. Gymnasts wrap of their season Trojan gymnasts wrapped up the season by competing at the Section 6A meet held in Melrose on Sat., Feb. 15. The team faired well scoring a 106.7, for 7th place, which was the fourth highest team score of the season. Melrose won the meet witfi no problem scoring a 142.925. Other team scores were Benson 133, New London Spicer 127.85, Sauk Centre 120.7, Litchfield 118.97, Morris 113.5, Paynesville 106.625, and Kimball 96.5. The Ortonville team started the meet with problems on the uneven bars. A few athletes had falls that pulled down the team score from around 2 points from normal, but as the meet progressed the girls came on stronger on b/iam, vault and the floor competi- tors saw a big improvement in scores. Three vaulters attempted a new twist vault at this meet. Lucinda McMab(m scored an 805 oi her wm!t. while Katie ltedge and Ashley Hcnrich scored a 7.75 on handspring half vaults. and Julie Nelson scored a 7.65 on her handspring half vault. Kira Sherod scored a 7.6 on a handspring vauk Even though they were slightly hwev scores, the coaches were pleased to see the athletes try a new skill. Floor exercise competitors \\;'+ere a determined group, and all the girls went R)r their complete tumble passes, Lucinda McMahon lead the tum- blers with an 8.4, followed by Ashley Henrich 7.6, Katie Hedge 7.9, Julia Nelson 6.95, and Kailea Anderson 6,2. Balance beam girls hada few falls, but still looked better than previous meets. Lucinda McMahon score a 6.6, Ashley Henrich 6.4, Karin Anderson 5.95, Katie }ledge 5.5, and Kira Sherod 4.9. Only two bar competitors hit thei ,ca,am averagcs, l,ucinda McMahon sCOiCd at G 7 arid !%13'N;g \\;delman scored a 5,7, Senior 1 ucinda McMahon scored a 29.75 <m all around. While only the top ill placers were recognized at this- meet, l,uci mama,ede l lth place on l])or, :'aid jilSl missed recognition. She pill tilt: ell'oft l',q,.ald and c<>mpleted all her r(;ulilles with energy since she knew it was her last chance at compe- tition Bolh clinches were happy to see all the alhlcles put tbrth their best effort on new tricks at this meet. The team is st y{tl ig and should come {m strong IICXI ,'qell son, Gymnasts ff the week goes to 9th grader Kailea Anderson who filled a l'hor exelcise posit {m a| Section 6A alid pulled her best stoic of the season wiih a 0,2 Breckenridge attorney heads district bar Minnesota's Supreme Court recently appointed Breckenridge attorney Michael J. McCartney as Chair of the Sixteenth District Bar Association's Ethics Committee. The Sixteenth District includes Wilkin, Grant, Traverse, Big Stone, Stevens and Pope counties. Mr. McCartney replaces Alexandria attorney, JoEilen Doebbert, whose term has expired. District Ethics Committees ;ire established in each of the 21 district bar associations to investigalc complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board. District Ethics Committee members arc volunteer attorneys and public nlenlbers, Complainl, about a Milllaes'ta lawyer'- p<fessional conduct i+lltll t)e filed directly with the ()ifice of l.awyci, Professional Responsihitity, 1 5(ll) l.andmark Towers, 345 St. Peter Street, St. Paul,< Minnesola 55102,121 g, These conlplamts are then referred to the appropriate Dislrict Ethics Cominitlee for investigation and, recommendation: L The right loan for wherever you're headed next. Nothing makes you feel more confident than knowing you're on the right path.That's why our Wells Fargo personal bankers work direct.ly with you to find the home equity, personal loan or line of credit that fits your needs. 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Stacy the Trojans with 7 by Emily Sammon Smith with 4, and Amy and Lisa Spors with the girls put together a came to Night. At the end of the score was even at before half, Monte hit a to put them up by three point with our we needed to continu- tight defense and be our offfense, recalled The second half didn't go quite as planned as Montevideo outscored the Lady Trojans 8-12 in the third quarter and 19-21 in the fourth. "We needed to take care of the ball better on the offensive end by not picking up our dribble and not forcing it inside. The girls played a good game, but it just wasn't good enough to pull off a win," said the Coach. Scoring was led by Jenna Longhenry with 18, Emily Sammon with 8, Amanda Erickson and Stacy Wiegman with 5, Amy Smith with 4, and Caitlin Spots and Sarah LaVoi with 2. "It certainly was nice having Jenna back. She is a definite presence for us inside." Friday the Lady Trojans traveled to Kerkhoven for a make-up game with KMS. "We beat them by 10 at home and were hoping for another win against them. ttowever, they made some adjustments since we pla3/ed them last. They were able to break our press easier and they played a 2-3 zone to clog up our inside game." The Trojans had trouble stopping sophomore guard, Ashley Olson, who ended up with 29 points on the night. "Had we been able to stop her, the game would have turned out different- ly. She did an excellent job even though we were playing a box and one on her. She used picks well and drove to the basket drawing fouls on our girls. She was 13-16 from the line." according to Coach Hoernemann. Overall the Trojans sent KMS to the freethrow line 22 times, while the Trojans were 5-7 from the line. Hoernemann remarked, "That is a huge difference! A game-winning dif- ference for KMS." The Trojans were led by freshman guard, Emily Sammon with 16. Emily was hot in the fourth quarter scoring 10 points before getting hit in the nose and having to sit out the remaining 4 minutes of the game. "We're hoping her nose isn't bro- ken and she'll be ready to play this week." said her Coach. Amy Smith and Stacy Wiegman contributed 8, Jenna Longhenry 6, Amanda Erickson 5, and Sarah LaVoi 1. The Lady Trojans will play the last two of regular season away, taking on Milbank on Tuesday, Feb 18, and CGB on Thursday to end their final season play. NG THE BALL DOWNCOURT for the Ortonville Lady Trojans L Erickson, against the Montevideo Hawks at home on Ads Get Noticed. Reading This One Aren't You?) Memorials for Rice Hospice Memorials and donations were received by Rice Hospice Ortonville/Graceville - for the month of January, 2003. Gifts were given in memory of: Geneva Giese by William and Joan Clifton. Ann Helgeso.n by Edward and Pauline Pagel; James and Bonna Rasset; D(m and Jeanette,Felton; Carolyn'and George Schlagel Fred and Nola Lockwood; Mildred Peterson; Bill and Donna Hoel; Milo and Karl Chrstianson, Selmer and June Simonson; John and Myrna Adams; Aletta L. Simonitch; lone and Harold Gibson; Robert and Mardonna Knip, Vivian and Howard Janssen; Leonard and Barbara Johnson; Corinne and Donald Tiegs; Dorothy Krogsrud. Hildegard Olson by Dorothy Krogsrud. Edna Shoquist by Carol Knutson. Joe Stattelman by Connie Monson. Magnus Thompson by Donna and Bob Thompson; Joan and John Jurgens. Frank Weber by Eugene and Marlys Pillatzke; Bud and Joyee DeNeui; Marian Weber and the Family of Frank Weber. Monetary donations were made by Deanna Thomson. Rice Hospice - Appleton, Benson, Dawson, Graceville, Granite Falls, Montevideo, Ortonville, Paynesville, Willmar - wishes to express their gratitude for these memorials and donations. More funding for rural state hospitals Senator Mark Dayton today announced that hospitals in Minnesota will receive an additional $5.3 million thanks to a provision in the FY03 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report which will be voted on by Congress this week. The measure, which delays cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates, is similar to a bill introduced by Senator. Dayton several weeks ago. The provision in the spending bill only delays the cuts for six months, from April 1 to Sept. 1. However, this change to Medicare rates will send $282.2 million to hospitals nationally over this time period. Dayton praised the move by Congress because rural hospitals have been suffering under budget constraints and cutbacks in federal funding. "Rural Americans should have access to the same quality health care as those who live in urban and suburban areas. If we do not support our rural health care facilitics, they will shut down, leaving millions of Americans without access to care," Dayton said. "I'm pleased the Congress supported this fix, but it's only a temporary solution to an ongoing problem. I will be working with my colleagues to find a more permanent answer to this very real problem." In Minnesota, 25 rural hospitals have closed since 1987 impacting the health care of thousands of rural Americans. On Jan. 15th, Senator Dayton introduced The Rural Health Care Equity Act of 2003 to permanently increase the Medicare reimbursement rates for rural hospitals, bringing them closer to the national average. ORTONVILLE GYMNAST, Katie Hedge, practices her airborne back. flip routine in preparation for Sectional competitions Feb. 13. Gymnasts wrap of their season Trojan gymnasts wrapped up the season by competing at the Section 6A meet held in Melrose on Sat., Feb. 15. The team faired well scoring a 106.7, for 7th place, which was the fourth highest team score of the season. Melrose won the meet witfi no problem scoring a 142.925. Other team scores were Benson 133, New London Spicer 127.85, Sauk Centre 120.7, Litchfield 118.97, Morris 113.5, Paynesville 106.625, and Kimball 96.5. The Ortonville team started the meet with problems on the uneven bars. A few athletes had falls that pulled down the team score from around 2 points from normal, but as the meet progressed the girls came on stronger on b/iam, vault and the floor competi- tors saw a big improvement in scores. Three vaulters attempted a new twist vault at this meet. Lucinda McMab(m scored an 805 oi her wm!t. while Katie ltedge and Ashley Hcnrich scored a 7.75 on handspring half vaults. and Julie Nelson scored a 7.65 on her handspring half vault. Kira Sherod scored a 7.6 on a handspring vauk Even though they were slightly hwev scores, the coaches were pleased to see the athletes try a new skill. Floor exercise competitors \\;'+ere a determined group, and all the girls went R)r their complete tumble passes, Lucinda McMahon lead the tum- blers with an 8.4, followed by Ashley Henrich 7.6, Katie Hedge 7.9, Julia Nelson 6.95, and Kailea Anderson 6,2. Balance beam girls hada few falls, but still looked better than previous meets. Lucinda McMahon score a 6.6, Ashley Henrich 6.4, Karin Anderson 5.95, Katie }ledge 5.5, and Kira Sherod 4.9. Only two bar competitors hit thei ,ca,am averagcs, l,ucinda McMahon sCOiCd at G 7 arid !%13'N;g \\;delman scored a 5,7, Senior 1 ucinda McMahon scored a 29.75 <m all around. While only the top ill placers were recognized at this- meet, l,uci mama,ede l lth place on l])or, :'aid jilSl missed recognition. She pill tilt: ell'oft l',q,.ald and c<>mpleted all her r(;ulilles with energy since she knew it was her last chance at compe- tition Bolh clinches were happy to see all the alhlcles put tbrth their best effort on new tricks at this meet. The team is st y{tl ig and should come {m strong IICXI ,'qell son, Gymnasts ff the week goes to 9th grader Kailea Anderson who filled a l'hor exelcise posit {m a| Section 6A alid pulled her best stoic of the season wiih a 0,2 Breckenridge attorney heads district bar Minnesota's Supreme Court recently appointed Breckenridge attorney Michael J. McCartney as Chair of the Sixteenth District Bar Association's Ethics Committee. The Sixteenth District includes Wilkin, Grant, Traverse, Big Stone, Stevens and Pope counties. Mr. McCartney replaces Alexandria attorney, JoEilen Doebbert, whose term has expired. District Ethics Committees ;ire established in each of the 21 district bar associations to investigalc complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board. District Ethics Committee members arc volunteer attorneys and public nlenlbers, Complainl, about a Milllaes'ta lawyer'- p<fessional conduct i+lltll t)e filed directly with the ()ifice of l.awyci, Professional Responsihitity, 1 5(ll) l.andmark Towers, 345 St. Peter Street, St. Paul,< Minnesola 55102,121 g, These conlplamts are then referred to the appropriate Dislrict Ethics Cominitlee for investigation and, recommendation: L The right loan for wherever you're headed next. Nothing makes you feel more confident than knowing you're on the right path.That's why our Wells Fargo personal bankers work direct.ly with you to find the home equity, personal loan or line of credit that fits your needs. Plus, all our loans and lines have flexible terms, competitive rates and affordable payment options to help you get where you want to go. After all, we have been helping people get to their Next Stage of financial success for over 150 years. Stop by and talk to a Wells Fargo banker, visit us online at wellsfargo.com, or call 1-800-WFB-OPEN and find the right loan or line of credit today. i 2003 Wells Fargo Banks. All rights reserved. 18:2003  INDEPENDENT Page 7