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New commissioner named to Deadline extended 00a00tneWd%00. kt for FSA crop Study Club loss program meets aga= MN Department of Corrections 0000o,tSc00noi00or..,0000,o00eCouo00y FSA Director, announces the sign up on March Don Thymian submits an article from a recent issue of the Mpls. Tribune, stating that "Hillary Rodham Clinton will have to consult more than public-opinion polls in her consideration about a run for the US Senate in New York. The First Lady's first-of-its-kind candidacy would raise novel legal questions for attorneys to sort out," according to the report. "If she hits the campaign trail, would she take her usual entourage of White House staff and Secret Service Agents, whose travel- ing expenses would be charged to taxpayers? And could she shuttle to and from New York aboard her Air Force jet and from speech to speech in a motorcade of government cars? And could she justify the public costs by adding non-partisan 'First Lady' Governor Jesse Ventura has appointed Sheryl Ramstad Hvass as commissioner of the Minnesota ,Department of Corrections, effective Feb. 9, 1999. Ramstad Hvass, of Minnetonka, has approximately 25 years of experi- ence as a judge, federal prosecutor, public defender and private attorney. "Sheryl has a strong commitment to public service and a well-rounded background in law enforcement and criminal law," Ventura stated when announcing the appointment. "Her background and commitment to better government is a great fit for the Department of Corrections." In an interview with The Ortonville Independent at the Prairie Correctional Facility last Tuesday, Ramstad Hvass stated her main goals as commissioner will be to attack the problems before they begin, by help- ing to provide programs for children after school, when juvenile crime is at its peak. "We need to focus on the front end of crime; on young people and their future, and work to eliminate juvenile crime and the chemical dependency problem," she said. "From 75 to 80 percent of the offenders here are here because of chemical dependency problems." Ramstad Hvass also stated she plans to look further into the problem of inmate idleness, where inmates do not participate in programs provided by the Department of Corrections. "Currently, our percentage of idle inmates is still about 10 percent, though that's among the lowest in the nation," she said. With a staff plan calling for 359 employees, Ramstad Hvass says Appleton's Prairie Correctional Facility currently houses around three-fourths of its inmates from Hawaii, as well as 50 or so from North Dakota, several from Minnesota, and some federal detainees. Previous to her appointment, Ramstad Hvass practiced law at Rider, Bennet, Egan and Arundel in Minneapolis, where she was a partner. From 1982 until 1986, she was a judge of Hennepin County Court. From 1978 until 1981, she served as Assistant U.S. Attorney. From 1975 until 1978, she served as Assistant Hennepin County Public Defender. Ramstad Hvass also worked at the federal facility for women in Alderson, WV, and has authored a law review article on the history of atti- tudes toward female offenders in the criminal justice system. She also served on the board of directors of Project Elan, a communi- ty correctional program for female offenders. "Sheryl has been involved in the criminal justice system from every angle," said Governor Ventura. "I am pleased to have her serve as part of my team." Ramstad Hvass is a past president of the Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Association and Minnesota Women Lawyers. She has cochaired the Federal Practice Committee for the District of Minnesota and has served as a mem- ber of the Minnesota Supreme Court Jury Standard Committee. In 1994, she was an adjunct profes- sor of law at William Mitchell College of law, and from 1983 until 1986 she was an adjunct professor at Hamline University School of Law, teaching prisoners' rights and remedies and advanced criminal procedure. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1972, and her law degree from the University of North Dakota in 1975, where she was honored with Order of the Coif. "I'm committed to continuing to do what I can on the front end, helping to provide community and juvenile pro- grams to prevent future crime," she said, "and look forward to working with the Department of Corrections." deadline for the Disaster Assistance Program has been extended to April 9, 1999. The previously announced deadline was March 12, 1999. All required signatures and documentation must be in the local FSA office by the deadline. Producers may go to their local FSA office to file application for the single and multiyear benefits. The application process for the multiyear benefits is a relatively quick process, but don't wait till the apply, acC Carol Wood was Ortonville's Study 17 meeting at She explained how start in her business of how it has changed grows and prepares sale. She brought a work which and arranges her donated that arran Donna Hoel were hostesses for the t meeting will be Daffodil Days 1 exclaimed Ruth. put a smile on the face you care for and at hope in the hearts of patients." Bouquets of 10 available for a of Hope"- a daffodil delivered cer patients-is appearances to her campaign travels? This allwouldbeprettymuchnew March is Food Drive month for territory, says Ian Stirton, a spokesman for the Federal Election Commission. 'I imagine a lot of Big Stone Emergency Food Shelf lawyers will be working on that.'" At conclusion of the article, White House Chief of Staff John Podesta says Hillary is going to talk to the folks urging her to run and think about it. "But I will tell you one thing ... I think that if she does run, she will win!" He could be right! The Man-to-Man Cancer Support Group will meet Tuesday, March 9th in the Library Activity Room. The meeting will start promptly at 1 p.m. with a lunch of pizza and ft drinks. If you are a newly diagnosed cancer patient, we encourage you to attend. Questions call 839- 2836. Our late father-publisher Lem often reminded us that "if you lose your sense of humor, you've lost everything!" We wonder what has happened to the sense of humor of a vast majority of our state politicians and lncrs of thsh com- munity;in, St. Patd who expressed being hurt by Governor Jesse Ventura's recent remarks about St. Paul's street system on the David Letterman show. Even some ninth graders, we understand, saw the humor in his remarks. Hard to believe that some people have such thin skin! Ella Hiepler of Scottsdale, AZ, sends renewal and says "our winter has been on the cool side, but warm now. There are several families here for several months from the Ortonville area." Jenny Malsom of Mina, SD says she "looks forward to the Independent every week and always watch Odds and Ends to see if Dorothy Schultz writes from Menopause Manor. She's really spe- cial!" "In Like A Lamb.*" That's how the month of March began this year on Monday. So, if the adage holds true, best we beware of the month's departure, which should be "like a lion." If, that is, you're a believer! Mike Carlson of Cartwright Drug in Ortonville has the best answer we've heard of, to cure our current farming ills. Instead of our nation dumping billions of dollars in foreign aid every year, why not dump the aid in the form of grain and other farm products, buying same from our farmers, thus cutting the supply, and thus, in the end, creating a jump in farm prices! Makes real sensel You'd think our lawmakers or the powers that be would think of the same! Depleting the supply would naturally raise prices! Elda Von Eschen points out that according to noted columnist Paul Harvey, regarding polls taken on the recent popularity of President Clinton, "11 states are not polled, because they're considered onserva- five. Indeed, If such is true, it's no wonder the polls favor the President. Bud and Colleen Tilbury of San Jose, Ca, write with renewal that "we have watched with interest all the news about your fascinating new Gov. Jesse Ventura. He certainly is keeping Minnesota in the national news. Maybe we needed a new diver- sion on the national news!" Page 2 March is Food Drive Month for the Big Stone County Area Emergency Food Shelf. "Sharing our blessings with others in our community says, "We Care", and that is how people in Big Stone County can assist in the Food Drive for the Food Shelf. The Food Shelf was established to provide food for those in need of emergency food sup ply at any time of the year. In addi- tion, food packages are provided to families at Christmas. During the 199g, distribution, 27,330 pounds of food were distrib- uted to families in the Big Stone Area. There were 429 households helped involving 1,490 individuals. The New grandchild for Ooug, Woody Mangels Bill and Darcy Hoag of Eden Prairie announce the birth of a son Thomas William, born Feb. 18th, weighing 7 lbs. and 20 inches long. He is welcomed home by his sisters Tayler and Haley. Proud grandparents are Jim and Shirley Hoag of Pierre, SD, AI and Mary Hammerschmidt of Eden Prairie; Douglas and Cheryl Mangel of BeUingham. Great grandparents are Woody and Carol Mangel of Bellingham, Herbert Thomas of Montevideo. Coming events II OAHS Auxiliary meeting will be held March 9th at 2:30 p.m. in the south dining room at Northridge. Guest speaker will be Connie Blasdell from the Big Stone County Advocate. Everyone welcome. shelves must be restocked during March. The Food Shelf is open every Monday from 1-4 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon to serve peo- ple in the area. In case of emergency at other times, assistance can be obtained by calling the Family Service Center at 839-2555. The Food Shelf is also open during these times to receive donations. The Food Shelf is located in the lower level of the Center Mall at 129 NW 2nd Street, Ortonville; use the back alley entrance. Goods may also be brought to participating churches in the area. If you wish to refer a family to the Food Shelf, please call the Family Service Center at 839-2555. Food and/or money contributions are being collected at this time. March is designated as Minnesota Food Shelf month by Second Harvest of Minneapolis. All local food donations and money donations are matched by this group. This adds value to your , donao n during the month. Please give now. Your tax deductible money contri- butions can be mailed directly to the Family Service Center, 340 NW 2nd St., Ortonville, MN 56278. Cash donations allow the Food Shelf to buy items in bulk at lower prices and to purchase perishable foods. All non-perishable foods are wel- come but please, no baby foods, as they are not distributed by the food shelf. Also, no home-canned foods and check to see that the "date to be used by" is current. The current food shelf board includes: Dan Hanratty, Chairman; Mary Ann Ulrich, Vice Chairman; Aden Lacombe, Treasurer; Pastor Kory Tedrick, Secretary; Dick Lane, Co. Pep. of Board of Commissioners; Felicia Athey, Connie Blasdell, Rosemary Brown, Joan Hasslen, Alvin Howen, David Torgerson, Jim and Darlene Loeschke, Laurie Maas. I I rice 0000007Dhoslaice Ortonville/Graceville Satellite Office FOR INFORMATION C'ALL 320=839-2502 Qxt. 124 ,' I Hearing Instruments The AF line of programmable bearing instruments provides unprecedented size, power and flexibility. The instruments are preprogrammed with a computer by your hearing health professional to match your unique hearing needs. A remote control provides added flexibility. Please call today to learn more about this amazing new product. Hearinglenterlnc. 405 N. 2 lVr. Ia.mntmo, MN NIS 1-320-26g-.SiS5 LOCATED AT: Senior Citizen Center, Ortonville 2nd & 4th Thursday each month from 9:00-10:00 a.m. NEXT VISIT MARCH 11 & 25, 1999 00INDEPENDENT Daffodil Days are just around the corner. Volunteers of the American Cancer Society, Big Stone County Unit are prepared to distribute daf- fodils to hospital patients, employees, students spouses and secretaries, just to name a few on March 15. "This year, we are hoping to raise at least $4000 to aid the programs of the American Cancer Society," said place an order or to daffodils will be munity call Ruth 3644. EMANUEL FURNITURE AND CARPET will "measure up" to your flooring expectations with competitive pricing, service and quality. Stop in for a free estimate on all your flooring needs! "A South Dakota Century Old Business" EI00AflUEL Ruth Hoerneman, chairman of the event. The daffodil is the American Cancer Society's "Flower of Hope" in the fight against cancer. "It's the first flower of spring," HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5:15pm; Sat. 9am-4pm Toll Free 888-432-4568 605.43 " 306 Soutfi Third Street' Miibank, South Dakota ?, Win SlO00 cash every Friday! Simply show your Club Card for 1 free Drawings at 8, 9 and 10pro Swing into spring with music every weekend! t.March 5&6-The Senders "/he best jump blues Tuesday, New commissioner named to Deadline extended 00a00tneWd%00. kt for FSA crop Study Club loss program meets aga= MN Department of Corrections 0000o,tSc00noi00or..,0000,o00eCouo00y FSA Director, announces the sign up on March Don Thymian submits an article from a recent issue of the Mpls. Tribune, stating that "Hillary Rodham Clinton will have to consult more than public-opinion polls in her consideration about a run for the US Senate in New York. The First Lady's first-of-its-kind candidacy would raise novel legal questions for attorneys to sort out," according to the report. "If she hits the campaign trail, would she take her usual entourage of White House staff and Secret Service Agents, whose travel- ing expenses would be charged to taxpayers? And could she shuttle to and from New York aboard her Air Force jet and from speech to speech in a motorcade of government cars? And could she justify the public costs by adding non-partisan 'First Lady' Governor Jesse Ventura has appointed Sheryl Ramstad Hvass as commissioner of the Minnesota ,Department of Corrections, effective Feb. 9, 1999. Ramstad Hvass, of Minnetonka, has approximately 25 years of experi- ence as a judge, federal prosecutor, public defender and private attorney. "Sheryl has a strong commitment to public service and a well-rounded background in law enforcement and criminal law," Ventura stated when announcing the appointment. "Her background and commitment to better government is a great fit for the Department of Corrections." In an interview with The Ortonville Independent at the Prairie Correctional Facility last Tuesday, Ramstad Hvass stated her main goals as commissioner will be to attack the problems before they begin, by help- ing to provide programs for children after school, when juvenile crime is at its peak. "We need to focus on the front end of crime; on young people and their future, and work to eliminate juvenile crime and the chemical dependency problem," she said. "From 75 to 80 percent of the offenders here are here because of chemical dependency problems." Ramstad Hvass also stated she plans to look further into the problem of inmate idleness, where inmates do not participate in programs provided by the Department of Corrections. "Currently, our percentage of idle inmates is still about 10 percent, though that's among the lowest in the nation," she said. With a staff plan calling for 359 employees, Ramstad Hvass says Appleton's Prairie Correctional Facility currently houses around three-fourths of its inmates from Hawaii, as well as 50 or so from North Dakota, several from Minnesota, and some federal detainees. Previous to her appointment, Ramstad Hvass practiced law at Rider, Bennet, Egan and Arundel in Minneapolis, where she was a partner. From 1982 until 1986, she was a judge of Hennepin County Court. From 1978 until 1981, she served as Assistant U.S. Attorney. From 1975 until 1978, she served as Assistant Hennepin County Public Defender. Ramstad Hvass also worked at the federal facility for women in Alderson, WV, and has authored a law review article on the history of atti- tudes toward female offenders in the criminal justice system. She also served on the board of directors of Project Elan, a communi- ty correctional program for female offenders. "Sheryl has been involved in the criminal justice system from every angle," said Governor Ventura. "I am pleased to have her serve as part of my team." Ramstad Hvass is a past president of the Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Association and Minnesota Women Lawyers. She has cochaired the Federal Practice Committee for the District of Minnesota and has served as a mem- ber of the Minnesota Supreme Court Jury Standard Committee. In 1994, she was an adjunct profes- sor of law at William Mitchell College of law, and from 1983 until 1986 she was an adjunct professor at Hamline University School of Law, teaching prisoners' rights and remedies and advanced criminal procedure. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1972, and her law degree from the University of North Dakota in 1975, where she was honored with Order of the Coif. "I'm committed to continuing to do what I can on the front end, helping to provide community and juvenile pro- grams to prevent future crime," she said, "and look forward to working with the Department of Corrections." deadline for the Disaster Assistance Program has been extended to April 9, 1999. The previously announced deadline was March 12, 1999. All required signatures and documentation must be in the local FSA office by the deadline. Producers may go to their local FSA office to file application for the single and multiyear benefits. The application process for the multiyear benefits is a relatively quick process, but don't wait till the apply, acC Carol Wood was Ortonville's Study 17 meeting at She explained how start in her business of how it has changed grows and prepares sale. She brought a work which and arranges her donated that arran Donna Hoel were hostesses for the t meeting will be Daffodil Days 1 exclaimed Ruth. put a smile on the face you care for and at hope in the hearts of patients." Bouquets of 10 available for a of Hope"- a daffodil delivered cer patients-is appearances to her campaign travels? This allwouldbeprettymuchnew March is Food Drive month for territory, says Ian Stirton, a spokesman for the Federal Election Commission. 'I imagine a lot of Big Stone Emergency Food Shelf lawyers will be working on that.'" At conclusion of the article, White House Chief of Staff John Podesta says Hillary is going to talk to the folks urging her to run and think about it. "But I will tell you one thing ... I think that if she does run, she will win!" He could be right! The Man-to-Man Cancer Support Group will meet Tuesday, March 9th in the Library Activity Room. The meeting will start promptly at 1 p.m. with a lunch of pizza and ft drinks. If you are a newly diagnosed cancer patient, we encourage you to attend. Questions call 839- 2836. Our late father-publisher Lem often reminded us that "if you lose your sense of humor, you've lost everything!" We wonder what has happened to the sense of humor of a vast majority of our state politicians and lncrs of thsh com- munity;in, St. Patd who expressed being hurt by Governor Jesse Ventura's recent remarks about St. Paul's street system on the David Letterman show. Even some ninth graders, we understand, saw the humor in his remarks. Hard to believe that some people have such thin skin! Ella Hiepler of Scottsdale, AZ, sends renewal and says "our winter has been on the cool side, but warm now. There are several families here for several months from the Ortonville area." Jenny Malsom of Mina, SD says she "looks forward to the Independent every week and always watch Odds and Ends to see if Dorothy Schultz writes from Menopause Manor. She's really spe- cial!" "In Like A Lamb.*" That's how the month of March began this year on Monday. So, if the adage holds true, best we beware of the month's departure, which should be "like a lion." If, that is, you're a believer! Mike Carlson of Cartwright Drug in Ortonville has the best answer we've heard of, to cure our current farming ills. Instead of our nation dumping billions of dollars in foreign aid every year, why not dump the aid in the form of grain and other farm products, buying same from our farmers, thus cutting the supply, and thus, in the end, creating a jump in farm prices! Makes real sensel You'd think our lawmakers or the powers that be would think of the same! Depleting the supply would naturally raise prices! Elda Von Eschen points out that according to noted columnist Paul Harvey, regarding polls taken on the recent popularity of President Clinton, "11 states are not polled, because they're considered onserva- five. Indeed, If such is true, it's no wonder the polls favor the President. Bud and Colleen Tilbury of San Jose, Ca, write with renewal that "we have watched with interest all the news about your fascinating new Gov. Jesse Ventura. He certainly is keeping Minnesota in the national news. Maybe we needed a new diver- sion on the national news!" Page 2 March is Food Drive Month for the Big Stone County Area Emergency Food Shelf. "Sharing our blessings with others in our community says, "We Care", and that is how people in Big Stone County can assist in the Food Drive for the Food Shelf. The Food Shelf was established to provide food for those in need of emergency food sup ply at any time of the year. In addi- tion, food packages are provided to families at Christmas. During the 199g, distribution, 27,330 pounds of food were distrib- uted to families in the Big Stone Area. There were 429 households helped involving 1,490 individuals. The New grandchild for Ooug, Woody Mangels Bill and Darcy Hoag of Eden Prairie announce the birth of a son Thomas William, born Feb. 18th, weighing 7 lbs. and 20 inches long. He is welcomed home by his sisters Tayler and Haley. Proud grandparents are Jim and Shirley Hoag of Pierre, SD, AI and Mary Hammerschmidt of Eden Prairie; Douglas and Cheryl Mangel of BeUingham. Great grandparents are Woody and Carol Mangel of Bellingham, Herbert Thomas of Montevideo. Coming events II OAHS Auxiliary meeting will be held March 9th at 2:30 p.m. in the south dining room at Northridge. Guest speaker will be Connie Blasdell from the Big Stone County Advocate. Everyone welcome. shelves must be restocked during March. The Food Shelf is open every Monday from 1-4 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon to serve peo- ple in the area. In case of emergency at other times, assistance can be obtained by calling the Family Service Center at 839-2555. The Food Shelf is also open during these times to receive donations. The Food Shelf is located in the lower level of the Center Mall at 129 NW 2nd Street, Ortonville; use the back alley entrance. Goods may also be brought to participating churches in the area. If you wish to refer a family to the Food Shelf, please call the Family Service Center at 839-2555. Food and/or money contributions are being collected at this time. March is designated as Minnesota Food Shelf month by Second Harvest of Minneapolis. All local food donations and money donations are matched by this group. This adds value to your , donao n during the month. Please give now. Your tax deductible money contri- butions can be mailed directly to the Family Service Center, 340 NW 2nd St., Ortonville, MN 56278. Cash donations allow the Food Shelf to buy items in bulk at lower prices and to purchase perishable foods. All non-perishable foods are wel- come but please, no baby foods, as they are not distributed by the food shelf. Also, no home-canned foods and check to see that the "date to be used by" is current. The current food shelf board includes: Dan Hanratty, Chairman; Mary Ann Ulrich, Vice Chairman; Aden Lacombe, Treasurer; Pastor Kory Tedrick, Secretary; Dick Lane, Co. Pep. of Board of Commissioners; Felicia Athey, Connie Blasdell, Rosemary Brown, Joan Hasslen, Alvin Howen, David Torgerson, Jim and Darlene Loeschke, Laurie Maas. I I rice 0000007Dhoslaice Ortonville/Graceville Satellite Office FOR INFORMATION C'ALL 320=839-2502 Qxt. 124 ,' I Hearing Instruments The AF line of programmable bearing instruments provides unprecedented size, power and flexibility. The instruments are preprogrammed with a computer by your hearing health professional to match your unique hearing needs. A remote control provides added flexibility. Please call today to learn more about this amazing new product. Hearinglenterlnc. 405 N. 2 lVr. Ia.mntmo, MN NIS 1-320-26g-.SiS5 LOCATED AT: Senior Citizen Center, Ortonville 2nd & 4th Thursday each month from 9:00-10:00 a.m. NEXT VISIT MARCH 11 & 25, 1999 00INDEPENDENT Daffodil Days are just around the corner. Volunteers of the American Cancer Society, Big Stone County Unit are prepared to distribute daf- fodils to hospital patients, employees, students spouses and secretaries, just to name a few on March 15. "This year, we are hoping to raise at least $4000 to aid the programs of the American Cancer Society," said place an order or to daffodils will be munity call Ruth 3644. EMANUEL FURNITURE AND CARPET will "measure up" to your flooring expectations with competitive pricing, service and quality. Stop in for a free estimate on all your flooring needs! "A South Dakota Century Old Business" EI00AflUEL Ruth Hoerneman, chairman of the event. The daffodil is the American Cancer Society's "Flower of Hope" in the fight against cancer. "It's the first flower of spring," HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5:15pm; Sat. 9am-4pm Toll Free 888-432-4568 605.43 " 306 Soutfi Third Street' Miibank, South Dakota ?, Win SlO00 cash every Friday! Simply show your Club Card for 1 free Drawings at 8, 9 and 10pro Swing into spring with music every weekend! t.March 5&6-The Senders "/he best jump blues Tuesday,