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 11  " PHEAS, ,,..- i EVER BANQUET SATURDAY. The seventeenth annual Pheasants Forever Banquet is corn- March 23, at the Sioux Historic Pavilion in Ortonville. Tickets must be purchased by this Dot be sold at the door. They are available at the Farmer's Co-op Elevator and Peterson in Ortonville, as well as from Lon Moen in Odessa, Tom's Bar in Correll, and Grant County in Milbank, SD. Above, board members Lon Moen, left and Cal Gunnink display one of the prizes off, a Warner Johnson memorial print "al school board meeting nsider budget reductions Board of Education special session at 7:30 p.m. in to continue its dis- reductions for the year. past several months, dis- been ta&ing place as to to be considered for Superintendent Jeff several areas have been reduction, including credit courses, ele- mentary extra-curricular activities, intramural sports, summer school, extended vocational contracts, and summer instrumental lessons. Further, he stated cuts could include combining vocal into one position, combining of elementary classes or multi-age classes, summer conditioning, BPA travel to national convention, reductions in various non- certified positions (clerical, custodial, food service, transportation and teacher's aides, as ell as reductions to the community education budget and Kids Kingdom. The board is also considering implementing an activity fee to help offset the cost of co-cumcular activi- ties. "'These, as well as other areas, may be considered," Taylor says. "This discussion is necessary as we continue to face declining enrollment in our school district. As our student mem- bers decline, so does our revenue." County Court last a felony charge of ter- and tyro lesser charges with intent to injure tg - repeated to court doccuments, on Oland had gone to Po!ice Department stat- for a protection order estranged husband, county of Stearns. Spring man charged with istic threats, 00harrassment Oland, 31 of Cold Melissa had asked Orton ille " e Terroristic threats carries a maxi his first appearance in serve him with the order if he were to mum penalty of five years in jail, a show up in town. Records further stated Melissa returned to the department three days later stating he had been making threats via phone, and that she had tape recorded a number of them. On January 24, Police Chief Curt Hormann listened to the tapes, court documents stated, reporting he was able to hear threats as well as Melissa asking Todd several times to stop call- ing her. $10,000 fine or both. Each of the other two charges carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail, a $3,N)0 fine or both. The defendant, currently released on his own recognizance, could not be reached for comment before presstime Monday. Todd's next appearance, an omnibus hearing, is slated for April 24 in Big Stone County Court. MODELS 18-35 YEARS OF AGE under 18 with parental consent 60 Face and Body Pictures Profile Composite Card Picture Card Discussion about Placement Confidentiality Earn $15 to $300 per hour- Cold Hard Cash! Several Different Modeling Packages Available 1111 Black Oak Avenue- Montevideo, MN 56265 Tuesday thru Friday 2:00-10:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM I Lake Area Tech open house next Sunday T ....... /'11 -v, 2 "/yI" ' '1 .................................. Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD invites you to their neighborhood for an open house on Sunday, March 24 from I- 4 PM. Lake Area Tech will provide guests an elective or self-guided tour ..... of the campus and will have many  demonstrations and hands-on activities 1o better explain what they are teaching and what the students are learning. Drawings for fun, exciting and even some interesting prizes will be held in each department. The campus student organizations will he available to explain how the activities in which the students participate, play a significant role in the educational process. Admissions, financial aid, career representatives and the student housing personnel will be available for questions and answers. And the Lake Area Tech Foundation and Alumni Association will be present to promote membership and , involvement. Whether you are interested in attending Lake Area Tech or just curious to see how they have changed and grown, plan to visit their neighborhood on Sunday, March 24. Lake Area Tech is located at 230 l lth Street Northeast in Watertown, directly east of the Watertown High School. For more information call 605-882-LATI. BS Township officers will meet The Big Stone County Township officers annual meeting will be held Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Clinton Memorial Building, according to Wade Athey, secretary/treasurer. President of the Big Stone County "lbwnship is Terry Gillespie of Clinton. A BIG JOB FOR A LITTLE GUY. R'an Hopkins, 7, helped clear away the eight plus inches of snow at his grandparents Vince and Diane Kvidera's home on Park Avenue Friday morning. Hopkins, staying with grandma and grandpa while morn is on vacation, is the son of Roger and KaH Hopkins of Milbank, SD. Bridal shower set Swigerd-Wiegman for Julie Sunde There will be a bridal shower for Julie Sunde, bride-to-be of James Klages, Saturday, March 30th at 1:30 p.m. The shower will be held at the Ortonville United Methxlist Church Basement. Friends and relatives are invited. shower March 30 An ()pen house wedding shower for Karianna Swigerd bride-to-be of Rome Wiegman will be held Saturday, March 30 from 1-3 p.m. at the westside room of the Clinton Memorial building in Clinton. Our friends and relatives are invited and asked to bring a recipe to share. (Adv.) Education IRAs Annual Contribution $2,000 Special CD rates apply. See Dianne at CenBank today! C "Because we care!" enBank V 113 NW 1st Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-6123 1-800-335-892.0 Member FDIC Fax 320-839-6127 24-hour banking 1-877-569-2265