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Independent want ads Cards of Thanks Are you or someone you'know a victim of Domestic Violence? The abuse can be PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, SEXUAL. If you need help or just want ' to talk, call SOMEPLACE SAFE 320-839-2331 or 800-974-3359 All services are free and confidential. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY (.-,""'heck out our w9b site at" * Furniture Cleaning I * Tile Floors & More I Call Tom Pauli for Free Estimates ' 605-432-5993, [ Serving the Area Since 19861 . Madison Lutheran Home Beginning March 14, 2011 2-3 times/week 4:00-9:30 p.m. with some Sunday classes Completion of classes by April 27th No cost to prospective MLH employees. Applicants must pass background check and have an interview. Students welcome to apply for weekend and summer job opportunities. Applicants must be 16 years of age by end of classes. Applications available at MLH receptionist desk M-F, 8-4:30 p.m. or on-line at Opportunity for students interested in after school work. All applications and interviews need to be done by March lOth. Call Bridget at 320-598-7536 for more information or contact Marie Schulz, RN, Instructor. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!i i!!!!i iiii!ii i !!iiii!ii ii iiiiiii iQil iii00000000a00Eiliiiiiiiiiii!!i:00iiiiiii!!iiii00i!iiiiiiiiiiiiil!ii!i iiiiiii !I I i! ili!iil! !!iii !ii!00i!I iiiiii!i!!iiiii !iiiiiiliiil ili!! ii!iiliiiiiiiiiii iiii ili ii i i' ii !i iiiii ill i!:ili !i: i ilii !i ii!ii ili;iiii ill ii iili i i:i: ili iiiill ii iii iiii iiii:iii.iii:ii:i:;i: i ii;iii:!:i iii.i iiiiiiiii! I. iii i i',:/::i  i i!ilii !! iiii!  . ii !ii ill i!i!! .ii iii':ii ii iiiiii ii; !iiiii! i i!il; ii! iiiii;i ii i:iiii i ii!ii i i!!i! ii iiiii ! iii iii i;i!i ii!! ii iil ii i!iiii iii !iiiiii ill iliiiii iiii iiiiii ii CARD OF THANKS We wish to extend our sincere thank you and appreciation for all the prayers, cards, food, visits, phone calls and expressions of sympathy and support in the loss of our mother, Doris Erode. A special thank you to Rice Hospice, Clinton Care Center, Ortonville Hospital, Appleton Hospi- tal, Appleton Nursing Home, Dr. Delage, Dr. Kabatay, Pastor Gueld- ner, Pastor Renstrom, Larson Funeral Home, Trinity Helping Hands and Trinity Lutheran Church. Your thoughtfulness and kindness will always be remembered. God bless you all! The Family of Doris Erode - Dale and Ardith Emde and family, Karen and Stephen Glenn, Janette Emde and family, Steve and Lorraine Emde and family, Mardi and Dave Harder and family 7-1 CARD OF THANKS The family of Ray Thompson wishes to thank all of the dear friends of Ray and Alta Thompson for their care and concern for them over the years. We appreciate so much all the condolences and memorials received. A scholarship has been made in Dad's memory through your generosity to Teen Challenge. With warm memories and gratitude, Kathryn Mathison, Midland, TX; Richard Thompson, Ozark, MO; 7-1" Jeffrey Thompson, Plano, TX CARD OF THANKS A special thanks to Kenny and Bev Kuefler and to Jessica Heck for getting me to dialysis during the storm on Monday when the city bus was not running, 7-1" Eileen Adolphson KDIO Temps Hi Low Feb. 20 23 16 Blizzard Feb. 21 19 7 Blizzard-19" Ort; Milbank Feb. 22 18 7 Feb. 23 30 10 Feb. 24 14 0 Feb. 25 16 0 Feb. 26 0 -9 17" iiii i i ill ': lrl "'u biorefining Free river kayak touring class set Clean Up the River Environment, in cooperation with Montevideo Community Education is sponsoring a "Fundamental River Kayak Touring" class on Thursday, March 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Montevideo High School swimming pool, Montevideo. CURE Board member Tom Watson -- a professional outdoor adventure writer and educator will lead this indoor pool exercise in fun- damental capsize recovery techniques for basic river touring and recreation- al kayaks. 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Back row, left to right are, Braden Bohlnan, Alex Gustafson, Coach Chris Conroy, James Erickson, Derek Rademacher, Nick Miska and Britton Conroy. EXCEL Award winners to be honored at State Tournament The Minnesota State High School League and AAA Minneapolis will honor the 2011 EXCEL Award recipi- ents at the State Girls' Basketball Tour- nament in March. EXCEL--Excellence in Community, Education and Leader- ship- is a unique recognition program that is given annually to high school juniors who are leaders in their schools and who work voluntarily in their com- munity helping others. AAA Min- neapolis is the award sponsor. "The EXCEL program seeks to rec- ognize student leaders who consis- tently shine with a strong sense of school pride and communitY loyalty," said Lisa Lissimore, the League asso- ciate director who oversees the award program. "Their achievements are not necessarily measured by finishing first or even placing. Rather, their achieve- ments are gauged by what they have given back to others." The 2011 EXCEL award recipients share their talent and offer time to many worthy causes to end hunger, house the homeless, and provide disas- ter relief for those in dire need. Many perform at community music events while others coach youth sport teams, teach Sunday school, assist seniors, and mentor at-risk children. Kara Helgeson, daughter of Harley and Ellie Helgeson of Ortonville and a junior at Ortonville High School, is one of 32 students honored as a 2011 EXCEL Award recipient. "Our partnership with the Min- nesota State High School League dates back over 20 years to the inception of the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award program," said Rod Shilkrot, Vice President, Marketing, AAA Min- neapolis. "We are very proud of this stake-hold with the League and thrilled to take our mission of recognition of outstanding high school student achievers and leaders to this incredible next level--the EXCEL Awards pro- gram." KSTC- TV, Channel 45, the League's broadcast partner, will recog- nize the 2011 EXCEL award recipients during its broadcast of the winter tour- naments, beginning with the semifinals of the State Girls' Hockey Tournament. Each student will also participate in an on-court award ceremony during the halftime of the Class AA girls' basket- ball championship game on March 19. The EXCEL award program began in 1996. Award recipients are selected through a multi-level process that in- volves League member schools and an independent panel of judges from schools throughout Minnesota. More than 3,000 students have been recog- nized with this award program. Two- hundred and seventy-four students were nominated by their schools this year. Ortonville man to serve 30 days, fined in BSC Court Joseph Pelowski, 33, of Ortonville was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $585 in Big Stone County Court on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Pelowski was also placed on 10 years of super- vised probation, complete chemical dependency treatment, no use of alcohol or controlled substance and remain a law abiding citizen. A 12 panel jury found Pelowski guilty on Count 1-Aggravated Forgery-Utter or Possess Writing/Object and Count 2-Drugs- 5th Degree-Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4-Not Small Amount Marijuana on December 21,2010. The charges stem from an alleged incident in May of 2010 in which Northside Medical Center of Ortonville reported a forged prescrip- tion that was passed at Carlson Drug. The Ortonville Police 'Department along with the Big Stone County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant for the Pelowski resi- dence and motor vehicle and accord- ing to the complaint, officers did find two marijuana pipes and pipe screens in the Pelowski residence. Ortonville School to celebrate Read Across America Day From coast to coast, more than 45 million readers, both young and old, are gearing up for the nation's largest reading celebration--the National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day. Here in Ortonville, parents, teach- ers, education support professionals, students, and elected officials are doing their part to deliver the very important reading message: Kids who read, and who are read to, do better in school and help build great public schools. Launched 14 years ago as a way to get kids excited about reading, NEA's Read Across America has grown into a year-long program that culminates every year on Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2. As a school they ask everyone to participate in this worthwhile cause. Whether it is donating books to the local library or encouraging your own children to pick up a book and read, everyone can do something on March 2. At the Ortonville School there will various activities occurring through- out the day with read a thons, guest readers, older students reading to younger students, and various art activities. For more information on NEA's Read Across America, go to and see how you can get involved in what is going on in our local community. MFU Stands for No Net Gain Of State Land On Saturday, Feb. 19 the Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) full board of directors met, which consists of all the MFU county presidents throughout the state. "The full board meeting gives us all an opportunity to hear first hand what is happening on the state and federal level in the agricultural world as well as discuss issues that may be coming up," said Bud deNeui, Big Stone County Farmers Union Vice President. The county presidents heard from Dave Frederickson, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and passed two special orders. The first special order was regarding the repeal of the 1099 pro- vision of the Affordable Health Care Act of America of 2009, which requires businesses, including farm- ers, to file 1099 forms for every transaction of $600 and above. MFU feels this provision is excessive and unnecessary. The second special order that passed calls for the state to adopt a "no net gain of state owned land" to the extent possible, and work to iden- tify lands that could be sold or leased to farmers and ranchers. It also asked the Department of Natural Resources to utilize and expand the concept of "working lands" and concentrate on easements and partnerships with local landowners to protect the environ- ment, water quality and wildlife and not focus on acquisitions. Conservation Comments by Gary Hoffman of the Natural Reserves Conservation Service Erosion Control Practices Can Save Your Soil Is erosion a concern on your farm? Do you have hillsides, or side-slopes showing sheet or rill erosion? Are there draws that wash out and need to be "worked shut" again so they can be crossed with equipment? If you have any of these problems, you may wish to contact the NRCS or SWCD for suggestions to your problems. Terraces, Grassed Waterways, Diversions, and Water and Sediment Control Basins (WASCB) are all practices that can control erosion problems on the land. Often, cost- share assistance can be obtained for installing these soil conservation practices. Terraces are earthen embankments, or a combination of a ridge and channel, constructed across the field slope. Their primary purpose is to reduce soil erosion. They may also retain runoff for water conservation. Water and Sediment Control Basins (WASCB) are earthen embankments constructed across the slope and small watercourses to form sediment traps and water detention basins. They serve to make lraws on sloping land easier to farm, reduce watercourse and gully erosion, trap sediment, reduce and manage onsite and downstream runoff, and to improve downstream water quality. Diversions consist of a channel constructed across the slope with a supporting ridge on the low side. Diversions are used to divert water where it is not wanted. Some examples would be: to break up concentrations of water on long slopes, or land that is too flat or irregular for terracing, divert water away from'active gullies or other eroding areas, or steer water away from farmsteads, ag-waste systems, or other structures. Grassed Waterways are shaped and graded channels, established with vegetation. They are designed to convey surface water to a stable outlet, at a velocity such that erosion does not occur within the channel. They are primarily used to control gully erosion and improve water quality. Grassed waterways are generally used where the amount of runoff from larger watersheds is too large to be controlled by a Terrace or WASCB. Terraces, WASCBs and Diversions can be built as narrow-based (both sides seeded to grass), grassed-back (front slope farmable, and back slope seeded), or farmable, (both sides are built at a farmable slope, and the entire embankment is farmed). The most popular practice of the above is the farmable WASCB. Because the farmable structures are flatter, they require more earth and therefore more dollars to construct. If you have an erosion problem that needs looking at, you can stop at the office, or give us a call at 320-598- 7321 Ext. # 3. We can look at the site, discuss it with you, and determine which practices and cost-share programs might fit your situation. Tuesday, March 1,2011 00INDEPENDENT Page 13