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li ill II On Thrsday, April 8, students in participating at the Culinary Skills nothing. grades 9-12 from high schools Challenge. Erik Kalberg has alsoThe team of Mike Lee and Erik throughout Minnesota cooked, baked, attended the event the last three years. Kalberg placed first in this event. designed, garnished and learned new All the schools present participated Trophies were awarded to the top culinary trends and techniques at the in the Food Bowl "Trivia Challenge": schools. This was fun for the students 6th annual Culinary Skills Challenge This is where a group of students and a great way to review and rein- at Southwest Minnesota State from their school will be called down force food related concepts• University (SMSU). Areas of compe- to the gym floor, something like the Questions included areas of food tition included: Price is Right. safety, kitchen math (cups, quarts and Baking Science Four teams at a time compete. All equivalents), along with preparations Cake Decorating-Levels I, II and students will see multiple choice and more. II questions on a screen. While facing Thanks go out to the event host, Garnishing the audience in the bleachers, a mem- Southwest Minnesota State Place Setting ber of each of the four teams will hold University, as well as the significant Menu Design up a letter (a, b, c, or d). Students sponsors for this year's event. Attending from Ortonville High from the bleachers could shout out the The entire RA Facility at SMSU School were students Mike Lee and answers as well. Points were award- was filled with competitions, interac- Erik Kalberg along with their instruc- ed for correct answers• Somewhattive sessions, displays and throughout tor Mrs. Peggy Duffield. like Final Jeopardy, there was a final the day, and culminated with the stu- Mike Lee placed 3rd in Menu question for all schools where they dent competition awards ceremony at Design. This was Mike's third time can wager their bets-some, all or 3:00 p.m. PLACING FIRST IN THE FOOD BOWL "TRIVIA CHALLENGE" at the Annual Culinary Skills Challenge was the OHS Team shown above. From left to right are Mike Lee and Erik Kalberg. Mike also placed third in Menu Design. The Culinary Skills Challenge was held on Thursday, April 8 at SMSU in Marshall. STOP LEG CRAMPS BEFORE THEY STOP YOU. Calcet® is designed to help stop low calcium leg cramps. Just ask your pharmacist. SALE TIME: 10:00 AM From Milbank, SD: 4 relies north 0n Hwy. 15, 4 miles east on Co. Rd, 4, 2 miles north, 1/2 mile west. From Big Stone Legion - 1/4 mile north, 3 miles west on Co: Rd. 4, 2 miles north, 1/2 mile west. 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NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OWNERS 605-862-8523 ISTRATION for the 2010-11 Dance Season from 3-year-olds to adult Monday, May 10 4:30-7:00 PM at New Life Community Baptist Church THANK YOU To all my dan0ers amd for a fa.- tasti˘ 2.009-I 0 seaso.. 110ok forward t0 working with you mext year! - Kerry Call Kerry Klepel, Instructor JUSTFOR Call or emall any questions - 320.273.2124 or emafl orlon ville mn@jusfforkix, corn LqP jr high choir concert Junior High Choir Students from Lac qui Parle Valley High School, under the direction of Kim Omland and accompanied by LuAnn Rheingans, will be presenting their Spring Concert on Monday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the LqPV Theater. The choir will be singing: "I Am a Small Part of the World" by Sally Albrecht and Jay Althouse, "Build Me a World" by Ginger Littleton, "One Small" Step by Sally Albrecht and Jay Althouse, "My Sha-La-La-La Lockers Stuck" by Steve Lawrence, "Sing, America Sing !" by Emily Crocker and John Jacobson and "It's A Wrap!" by Teena Chinn. The following eighth grade stu- dents will be performing solos/ensembles: Kaitlyn Siedschlag will sing "You Raise Me Up" by Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland, Jessica Jacobsen and Paige Burkel will sing "Play My Music" by Kara DioGuardi and Mitch Allan, Jessica Jessen and Julie Arends will sing "The Climb" by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe, Hunter Lind will sing "Hallelujah" from SHREK by Leonard Cohen, Alex Herzberg will sing "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond, Jeni Roggatz and Chelsea McKenzie will sing "Color of the Wind" from Pocahontas by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, Sawyer Bohn will sing "Oh Shenandoah" by Ruth Elaine Schram, Jacinta Roggenbuck and Natalie Witte will sing "True Colors" by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, and TJ Fulton will sing "Danny Boy" by Fred_erick Edw_ard Weatherly. Court report (Week of April 23, 2010) ORTONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT Micah Evan Reiffenburger, Ortonville, Consumption by persons under 21, Fined $185. Kevin Scott Backstrand, Ortonville, DWI, Fined $1,115, Local Confinement Stay 100 days for three years, Supervised Probation three years• BIG STONE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Michael Roger Parmeter, Clinton, Uninsured Vehicle, Possess/Sale Small Amount of Marijuana and Paraphernalia, Vehicle Registration Required, Fined $415. MN STATE PATROL Jesse Robert Biel, Browns Valley, Speeding, 72/55, Seat Belt Required, Fined $170. Stephen Bartlett Noakson, St. Paul, Speeding, 65/55, Fined $125. Lab Promo tests available at OAHS The annual lab promo tests will again be available at both Ortonville Hospital and the Clinton Clinic. On Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6 the lab promos will be avail- able in the lower level Dialysis Center from 7-9 a.m. and on Friday, May 7 from 7-9 a.m. at the Clinton Clinic. This is an opportunity for you to take the first step in assessing your health by participating in the lab pro- motional testing. Tests offered include Metabolic Syndrome Screen (Liquid Panel and Glucose) which require a 12 hour fast, Lipid Panel Only (again 12 hour fast), TSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone), PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) and Hemoglobin. No appointments are necessary. Refreshments are avail- able following testing at both loca- tions. For more information or questions on any events during O.A.H.S. cele- bration of Health Care Month, please call Donna at 839-4138. MINh JAMES KNOLL ELEMENTARY SIXTH GRADERS shot hoops to fight heart disease and stroke, the nation's number one and number two killers. Students raised funds [or the American Heart Association which will go to fundpotentially lifesaving research and professional education programs. Sixth graders who shot hoops are pictureoabove. In front from left to right are Rachelle Muenchow, Austin Streich and Brandon Karels. Back row left to right are Hope Hasslen, Logan Schoon, Colt Scofield and Gina Nelsen. AN ENDURING Governor Pawlenty have made theworking hard to make Minnesota COMMITMENT TO MINNESOTA commitment not to cut crucial funding classrooms an even better place to STUDENTS from Minnesota classrooms-because learn. Minnesota's nation-leading our students only get one shot at a More than that, I am working with education system wasn't built good education, my colleagues to enact policy reforms overnight. It took decades of strategic Still, K-12 schools continue to deal that will more effectively manage our investment, smart policy innovations, with the real financial struggles of state's 2.5 million acres of school trust and a long-term commitment to severe under-funding over the last lands-an effort that will put more academic excellence. Despite wars, decade. Under Governor Pawlenty's dollars in Minnesota classrooms. Lax depression, and severe fiscal state leadership, school funding was cut for oversight, and too little attention to crises, our parents and grandparents the first time in our state's history, responsible land management, has put students first, giving you and me And for the last eight years under his provided our students with only a the highest-quality education, administration, education funding has fraction of what they deserve to Even in times of scarce resources, remained flat while the .cost of receive from this invaluable resource. it is crucial that we continue our delivering a modern, high-quality That's why legislation was passed commitment to Minnesota's world-education for our students continues to in 2008 to improve oversight of the class education system• Facing a $994 rise. Permanent School Trust Fund-an million state budget deficit this year, When the state faced a record $6.4 effort that resulted in an additional we need to maintain the state's fiscal billion budget deficit last year, the $33 per pupil. We are continuing those commitment to students, and continue Governor used our schools like a efforts this session to eliminate enacting policy reforms to make our bank. In an unprecedented move, he unnecessary bureaucratic waste, and schools even better, unilaterally delayed $1.7 billion in produce additional new funding for Nearly $313 million in cuts havestate aid payments to public school Minnesota schools. been made already this session to 10 district-using that money to balance With just four weeks remaining specific budget areas, resolving one- the budget. That forced school before the Legislature adjourns on third of the state's deficit. But Health districts to take out loans to pay the May 17, I strongly encourage you to and Human Service (HHS) programsbills, loans with interest; loans this contact me with your questions, and K-12 school budgets so far remain Governor has no intention of paying concerns, and suggestions. Your input untouched-waiting on additional back. helps me represent you better. ~, information regarding how much A high-quality education is one of Working together, we can continue federal aid Minnesota will receive in Minnesota's strongest economic Minnesota's long-held commitment to the weeks ahead, assets. When we invest in our high-quality schools, and do the work Right now it is unclear when or if stadents, we are investing in necessary to make Minnesota an even Congress will pass a federal jobs bill- Minnesota's future. That's why I'm better place to live. As always, I look z bill promising to deliver $408standing firm with students, teachers, forward to hearing from you. million to our state. One thing is and parents to protect our schools certain though: the House, Senate, and from the threat of any budget cuts, and This is the first of several articles peak surface runoff rates when com- for subsurface drainage to reduce peak @rovided by the Upper Minnesota pared to surface-drained or undrained flow rates at the field scale does not River Watershed District regarding land. support the notion that subsurface agricultural drainage and tiling. The decrease occurs because water drainage exacerbates flooding at larger by Gary Sands flows more slowly through the soil to scales. Rainfall provides water for surface reach the drainage system (and eventu- It should also be noted that most re- ruaoff and infiltrating the soil. The ally the outlet) than it would as surface searchers agree that large scale, basin- route that water takes as it flows runoff. The later arrival o~ drainage wide floods, such as those of 1993 and through the landscape plays a very im- flow may cause the overall peak out- 1997 in Minnesota, are largely attrib- portant role in the amount and rate of flow (surface + drainage) to decrease, utable to catastrophic precipitation, not total runoff, and this is affected greatly While these processes are well under- the presence of subsurface or surface by land use. When natural vegetation stood and documented at field and farm drainage systems. is disturbed or converted into field scales-flooding is a watershed-scale For more information please contact crops and pasture, peak runoff rates at phenomenon, the University of Minnesota Extension the field edge can increase dramati- As we look at larger and larger land- service at cally, scapes, the increasing complexity of Sands, Gary. Soil Water Concepts. Often these conversions are accom- watershed hydrology makes it more University of Minnesota Extension. panied by some surface drainage prac- difficult to make statements about [updated 2009; cited 24 March 2010]. tices. In general, subsurface drainage drainage that hold true for all water- Available from tends to decrease surface runoff (some- sheds, at all scales and at all times. It www, times one-to three-fold) and decrease can be said, however, that the potential opsystems/DC7644.html. 1 Tuesday, May 4, 2010 INDEPENDENT Page 3b