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i!i, L every weeknight. The team&apos;s next big competition is the national UPA Dance Competition to be held in the ]'win Cities. "File competition will no doubt be even more difficult, but the girls just take it in stride and do their best. The girls are the granddaughters of Andrena McEwen, Emma Swezey and Birdie and Justin Scholberg all of Ortonville. cantfle D your part to help ' up Big Stone Lake. Save this paper for recycling Danish Porcelain displayed at Graceville Health Center .: ,  s, NATIVES BARB NESS, Craig McEwen, and Suzanne Schmidt are all smiles with tileir daugh- L, Aimee, and Sarah after winning the 2003 ND State Dance Championship. natives celebrate state titles and then you hear town natives wh( end up and shar- together, and so it is McEwen, Suzannc ;ehmidt, and Barb All three live in the , ND area. makes their lives even g this year is the fact that all members of the Dakota State Dance Champions. l)aughters Aimee McEwen, Sarah Scbmidt and Janna Ncss arc all dancers with the champion Packatahnas who took first place in the Jazz, Pore, and Junior Varsity divi- sions at the state finals held in Minor, ND. For Aimee and Janna, 2003 marks their first year on the temn while Sarah is a second year dancer. Said Craig McEwen of the three who this year dancing talents after winning the state crowned 2003 N'orth " titles "It's pretty special tor the team to win first placc, but cven more to have three of the (lancers with trigins in the same home town." The McEwens arc no strangers to the dance competition phenomenon, with daughler Jess being a part of the team for the past Ihree years as well. Competition among girls is tough in making the team, especially in West Fargo where competition dancing reigns high in the sports world. The girls put a lot of hard work into their practices, often going 2 - 3 hours Mother's Day has come early to Graceville this year, thanks to the interest and generosity of a Clinton woman. Iva l.ou Gillespie's private collection of Bing & Grondahl Copenhagen Porcelain Plates, from 1969 to present, is on display in the Graceville Health Center lobby dur- ing February and March. While waiting in the hospital lobby one day last December, Ms Gillespie noticed the large display case standing empty. "Why is this cabinet empty and who is reslxmsible? '' she asked. She thought of her beautiful Danish porcelain plate collection and wanted others to have an opportunity to see it also. One step led to another until last week when Ira Lou carefully dusted the shelves and arranged the 34 little plates herself. The public is invited to stop in at the Graceville Health Center lobby to enjoy viewing the collection themselves. The now world famous firm of Bing & Grondahl was established in 1853 when Copenhagen was still a small town. When a young sculptor named Frederik Vilhelm Grondahl combined his artistic ideas with the capital of two brothers, M.H. and J.H. Bing, the Bing & Grondahl Porcelain factory became a reality. The founders worked for the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory, another famous name in Danish porcelain, before starting their own company. In 1895, B&G, the compa- ny to the Royal Courts of Denmark, Sweden and Great Britain produced the world's first recognized collec- tor's plate, a blue and white Christmas Plate. Bing & Grondahl began another annual series in 1969: the Mars Dag (Mother's Day) Plates. Henry Thelander is the artist. The six-inch blue and white plates depict a variety of animals and their young. It's no surprise that the first plate in the on- going series features man's best friend: Dog & Puppies. Other animals include typical ones such as birds, cats, horses, ducks and deer, as well as more "exotic" animals such as polar bears, swans, lions, hedgehogs, pen- guins and kangaroos. Pigs will be on the 2003 Mother's Day Plate. All plates in the Mother's day series are made in porcelain in bas- relief and are hand-painted in "Copenhagen blue" using the true underglaze technique. Each plate is initialed on the back by its painter. Ms. Gillespie's collection got start- ed when her son received the 1971 Mother's Day plate as a Christmas present from his godmother. She col- lected a few plates after that as Mother's Day gifts from her husband Dennis. In 1994, after obtaining the 1969 plate on her own, she worked very hard to complete the collection. As for offering to lend her collection to Graceville Health Center, Ms Gillespie says, "Collections should be enjoyed and appreciated." She sug- gests that B&G Mother's Day plates are an easy solution for husbands looking for gifts for that certain some- one. According to Sr. Elizabeth, GHC Public Relations, says "We are very happy to have Iva Lou Gillespie's Danish porcelain Mother's Day plate collection on display in the hospital lobby." Any one else in the area who has any type of collection they would be willing to display, is invited to con- tact Sr. Elizabeth afternoons at 748- 7223. "People collect all sorts of things that others would find interest- ing," she says. "The Graceville Health Center lobby's display case is a sim- ple way to bring the collections and interested persons together." t's entertainment MOVIE RENTALS Over 500 D VDs to choose Lorge Selection of VH$ Movies/ DVDs $2.00 for 2 Days Vns -'$1.00 for 2 Days VIDEO GAME & GAME BOX RENTALS neral Services 221 - 2nd St. NW Ortonville, MN 320-839-2008 Friday & Saturday BEER SPECIAL $1.25 Grande Coors Canadian Light S125 SlZ5 TUES., FEB. 18, 2003 BBQ Ribs Ist Dinner Reg. Price I I 2nd Dinner for $ 1.00 , I WITH COUPON ONLY .[ I I Not redeemable with gift certificate or any other coupon. r I I WED., FEB, 19, 2003 l ! I 60Z, Broiled Lobsteri $12.95 Saturday, March 1 5:00 PM LANTERN INN - MILBANK x"X ( RATED TRY UStIt $. HWY. 16 MILBANK, SO PH. 605-432-4421 STARTS FRIDAY, FEB. 21 (R) "OLD SCHOOl:" ENDING THURSDAY, FEB. 20 (PG13) "Shanghai Knights" CONTINUING (G) "Jungle Book 2" CONTINUING (PG13) THURS., FEB. 20, 2003 Steak Cubes Ist Dinner Reg- Price 2nd Dinner for S 1.00 WITH COUPON ONLY Not redeemable with gift certificate or any other coupon - Barbecue Luncheon - Sunday, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM St. John's Catholic Church- Ortonville, MN ,RTIG Co-Sponsored by Catholic Aid Association 0uncil #349 7*x"lOG<Pg x//.,t,-Ky x)K K.A,S  GK.K X,,U%,'% W II! ,_.qvecia{ 8 oz[ SIRLOIN, SALAD BAR and CHOof.95POTATO FIESTA ROOM eb, 18, 2003 "qxc0iR, INDEPENDENT Page 9 i!i, L every weeknight. The team's next big competition is the national UPA Dance Competition to be held in the ]'win Cities. "File competition will no doubt be even more difficult, but the girls just take it in stride and do their best. The girls are the granddaughters of Andrena McEwen, Emma Swezey and Birdie and Justin Scholberg all of Ortonville. cantfle D your part to help ' up Big Stone Lake. Save this paper for recycling Danish Porcelain displayed at Graceville Health Center .: ,  s, NATIVES BARB NESS, Craig McEwen, and Suzanne Schmidt are all smiles with tileir daugh- L, Aimee, and Sarah after winning the 2003 ND State Dance Championship. natives celebrate state titles and then you hear town natives wh( end up and shar- together, and so it is McEwen, Suzannc ;ehmidt, and Barb All three live in the , ND area. makes their lives even g this year is the fact that all members of the Dakota State Dance Champions. l)aughters Aimee McEwen, Sarah Scbmidt and Janna Ncss arc all dancers with the champion Packatahnas who took first place in the Jazz, Pore, and Junior Varsity divi- sions at the state finals held in Minor, ND. For Aimee and Janna, 2003 marks their first year on the temn while Sarah is a second year dancer. Said Craig McEwen of the three who this year dancing talents after winning the state crowned 2003 N'orth " titles "It's pretty special tor the team to win first placc, but cven more to have three of the (lancers with trigins in the same home town." The McEwens arc no strangers to the dance competition phenomenon, with daughler Jess being a part of the team for the past Ihree years as well. Competition among girls is tough in making the team, especially in West Fargo where competition dancing reigns high in the sports world. The girls put a lot of hard work into their practices, often going 2 - 3 hours Mother's Day has come early to Graceville this year, thanks to the interest and generosity of a Clinton woman. Iva l.ou Gillespie's private collection of Bing & Grondahl Copenhagen Porcelain Plates, from 1969 to present, is on display in the Graceville Health Center lobby dur- ing February and March. While waiting in the hospital lobby one day last December, Ms Gillespie noticed the large display case standing empty. "Why is this cabinet empty and who is reslxmsible? '' she asked. She thought of her beautiful Danish porcelain plate collection and wanted others to have an opportunity to see it also. One step led to another until last week when Ira Lou carefully dusted the shelves and arranged the 34 little plates herself. The public is invited to stop in at the Graceville Health Center lobby to enjoy viewing the collection themselves. The now world famous firm of Bing & Grondahl was established in 1853 when Copenhagen was still a small town. When a young sculptor named Frederik Vilhelm Grondahl combined his artistic ideas with the capital of two brothers, M.H. and J.H. Bing, the Bing & Grondahl Porcelain factory became a reality. The founders worked for the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory, another famous name in Danish porcelain, before starting their own company. In 1895, B&G, the compa- ny to the Royal Courts of Denmark, Sweden and Great Britain produced the world's first recognized collec- tor's plate, a blue and white Christmas Plate. Bing & Grondahl began another annual series in 1969: the Mars Dag (Mother's Day) Plates. Henry Thelander is the artist. The six-inch blue and white plates depict a variety of animals and their young. It's no surprise that the first plate in the on- going series features man's best friend: Dog & Puppies. Other animals include typical ones such as birds, cats, horses, ducks and deer, as well as more "exotic" animals such as polar bears, swans, lions, hedgehogs, pen- guins and kangaroos. Pigs will be on the 2003 Mother's Day Plate. All plates in the Mother's day series are made in porcelain in bas- relief and are hand-painted in "Copenhagen blue" using the true underglaze technique. Each plate is initialed on the back by its painter. Ms. Gillespie's collection got start- ed when her son received the 1971 Mother's Day plate as a Christmas present from his godmother. She col- lected a few plates after that as Mother's Day gifts from her husband Dennis. In 1994, after obtaining the 1969 plate on her own, she worked very hard to complete the collection. As for offering to lend her collection to Graceville Health Center, Ms Gillespie says, "Collections should be enjoyed and appreciated." She sug- gests that B&G Mother's Day plates are an easy solution for husbands looking for gifts for that certain some- one. According to Sr. Elizabeth, GHC Public Relations, says "We are very happy to have Iva Lou Gillespie's Danish porcelain Mother's Day plate collection on display in the hospital lobby." Any one else in the area who has any type of collection they would be willing to display, is invited to con- tact Sr. Elizabeth afternoons at 748- 7223. "People collect all sorts of things that others would find interest- ing," she says. "The Graceville Health Center lobby's display case is a sim- ple way to bring the collections and interested persons together." t's entertainment MOVIE RENTALS Over 500 D VDs to choose Lorge Selection of VH$ Movies/ DVDs $2.00 for 2 Days Vns -'$1.00 for 2 Days VIDEO GAME & GAME BOX RENTALS neral Services 221 - 2nd St. NW Ortonville, MN 320-839-2008 Friday & Saturday BEER SPECIAL $1.25 Grande Coors Canadian Light S125 SlZ5 TUES., FEB. 18, 2003 BBQ Ribs Ist Dinner Reg. Price I I 2nd Dinner for $ 1.00 , I WITH COUPON ONLY .[ I I Not redeemable with gift certificate or any other coupon. r I I WED., FEB, 19, 2003 l ! I 60Z, Broiled Lobsteri $12.95 Saturday, March 1 5:00 PM LANTERN INN - MILBANK x"X ( RATED TRY UStIt $. HWY. 16 MILBANK, SO PH. 605-432-4421 STARTS FRIDAY, FEB. 21 (R) "OLD SCHOOl:" ENDING THURSDAY, FEB. 20 (PG13) "Shanghai Knights" CONTINUING (G) "Jungle Book 2" CONTINUING (PG13) THURS., FEB. 20, 2003 Steak Cubes Ist Dinner Reg- Price 2nd Dinner for S 1.00 WITH COUPON ONLY Not redeemable with gift certificate or any other coupon - Barbecue Luncheon - Sunday, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM St. John's Catholic Church- Ortonville, MN ,RTIG Co-Sponsored by Catholic Aid Association 0uncil #349 7*x"lOG<Pg x//.,t,-Ky x)K K.A,S  GK.K X,,U%,'% W II! ,_.qvecia{ 8 oz[ SIRLOIN, SALAD BAR and CHOof.95POTATO FIESTA ROOM eb, 18, 2003 "qxc0iR, INDEPENDENT Page 9