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Editorial comment veteran Service News By Dan Meyer Big Stone Co. Veteran Service Officer The office hours for the Big Stone County Veterans Service Office are 7:30 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday. My office phone number is (320) 839-6398. A "Veteran" - - whether active d u t y , discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to, and including his/her life." During the month of March three groups of veterans will be honored with national and state days of recognition. March 25. National and Minnesota Medal of Honor Day. This clay honors the elite class of American service members who demonstrated "valor in action against an enemy force." It is the highest honor that a service member can receive. For information about the Congressional Medal of Honor and its recipients visit www.cmohs.org. March 26. Minnesota Royal Lao Armed Forces Day. This day honors and remembers the Lao forces who worked with United States Armed Forces from 1960 until 1975 during the Vietnam War. Their activities helped to ensure the safety, lives and success of U.S. service members in the region. For more informat&apos;ion about Minnesota Royal t.ao Armed Forces Veterans visit www. royallao.org/index.html. March 29. Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Day. This observance was passed'into law in 2008. There are an estimated 136,000 Vietnam Veterans in the state of Minnesota and 1,072 of those lost their lives during this war. This. day honors and remembers their service. March is also Women's History Month. Women have supported and served in the U.S. military since the founding of this country. To explore stories and milestones of women warriors visit www.diversity.hr. va.gov/calendar/whm.htm. Until next week, take care and "Fair Winds and Following Seas !" Big Stone County Fair set for Aug. 4-8, new carnival signed The dates for the 2010 Big Stone County Fair have been set for Aug. 4- 8. This date is about one month later than recent fairs, and this change is necessary to accommodate a new.car- nival for 2010. The Fairboard is pleased to announce that a contract has been signed with Crescent City Amusements which is based out of Slidell, LA. The Fair is always look- ing to increase both the quantity and quality of rides and we feel that this is a move in the right direction. Crescent City will have numerous rides for ALL ages and has a very clean, well run, family friendly carnival. The carnival will be open on Wednesday and con- tinue through Sunday with several Armband specials throughout the fair. The Fair will have a booth at the Or- tonville Sports and Leisure show this weekend and everyone is invited to stop by and sign up for hourly draw- ings for free grandstand tickets. Due to the great success of the Raffle last year, another one will be held in 2010 and tickets will go on sale at the booth this weekend. Raffle tickets will be $20 each with only 250 being sold. In total, $2,500 in cash will be given away with a top prize of $1,000. The draw- ing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sun- day, Aug. 8. Please consider helping to support the Fair as we deal with the ris- ing costs of entertainment and other ex- penses. Fairboard members will also have tickets available for sale so feel free to contact your local board mem- ber. The Fair also hopes to begin Ad- vance Sale ride tickets for Crescent City Amusements at the Sports and Leisure show this weekend. Advance sale tickets will cost $25 for a strip of 20 tickets which is $1.25 per ticket. All rides will take only ONE advance sale ticket which is a great deal and there is not another carnival in the area with a better advance sale plan. Tickets pur- chased during the Fair will cost about $1 per ticket and will take 2-4 tickets per ride so advance sale is a tremen- dous savings. Also, all of the advance sale ticket money the Fair collects is used to offset the guarantee money the Fair pays to the Carnival when the con- tract is signed. In contrast, the Fair only receives a very small percentage of the money from tickets sold by the Carnival during the fair. Buying ad- vance sale ride tickets insures that the money you spend is being returned to the Fair and you will get the best deal available. The Fairboard has been working since the 2009 Fair ended to put to- diabetes drug Avandia (Rosiglitazone) is linked to an increased risk of serious side effects that may lead to  /:..__.ii:! A report released by the U.5. 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WE SERVICE ALL MAKES OF SOFTENERS gether another fun-filled event for everyone. Many of the familiar grand- stand events are returning this year and a lot of great entertainment is being fi- nalized for the free entertainment stage. Planned Grandstand events for 2010 include the Antique & Stock Tractor Pull, Endure Car Racing, Paintball Tournament, and the ever popular Demolition Derbies. There will be 5 classes of Demo this year: Combines, Full Size Weld, Compact, Pick-Up, and the 80's Chain Stock class. If you have questions about the Demolition Der- bies or would like entry forms, please contact Travis Fitzner. The local 4-H youth have been working hard all year on their projects and are looking forward to displaying their efforts at the Fair. Also, it is never too early to start planning your open class exhibits. Open class exhibiting al- lows adults and children an opportunity to exhibit their hobby work and win prizes. The Big Stone Olde Power & Ma- chinery Club will have their exhibit again this year and it is a great collec- tion of machinery from yesteryear of just about every brand and color. The Commercial Exhibits, Medal- lion Hunt, Bingo, Kids Pedal Pull, Di, aper Derby, Coin Dig, Big Stone Idol, Talent Show along with all that great Fair food will provide for a jam-packed weekend which we hope everyone will enjoy. The Big Stone County Fair fan page is now live on Facebook and will be your source for the most up t o date fair news. There are already many pictures on the site and will be a valuable re- source for the public to interact with the Fairboard. Comments and ques- tions are encouraged! The page has had "a fantastic response so far and everyone is invited to become a "fan" of the fair and please ask your friends to do the same. Also, our website www.bscfair.org is a great source of in- formation and registration forms. It is still being updated with 2010 informa- tion but please keep checking back as additions are made. If you have any questions or comments about the Fair, please contact Fair Secretary Bruce Wellendorf at 320-273-2200. The 2009 Fair was a great success and 2010 is looking to be bigger and better. Make plans to attend the Big Stone County Fair in Clinton on Au- gust 4-8, 2010! INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY ONCE AGAIN... MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: Robert Strei Lee Guse Donald Stock John & Dolores Malzahn Clarence Hillman Joyce Ninneman Ron Louks Harold Dittes Don Nissen Tom Kramer Anne Peterson Karen Loiland Terry Mensink Dale Emde Stanley Lindholm Leola Lovgren David Weber Brad Gustafson Vernon Johnson Patrick Greuel Harlan Hansen Rob Randall Edwin Roeder Marlyn Schumacher Roger Nornes .Morris Tietjen Leroy Hamann Letters to the editor Letter to the editor: Jim, great article on smoking cigarettes that you had in the paper last week. I've always wondered why our goverment allows tobacco to be grown, harvested, sold when so many people die from them,'I know its the taxes they get. But if a can of beans made a dozen people sick for a few years don't you think they would be taken off the market never to be sold again? I too was hooked on those filthy coffin nails for 10 years, now when I smell someone smoking around me it almost takes my breath away. We thank the Lord for people like you to get the word out, maybe one person will quit because of the article. Anyone can quit, I did and I was as weak as anyone when it came to kicking a habit. Tom Karels Odessa Library board meet "You Drink  The Pioneerland Library System Board will meet Thursday, March 18, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the community room at the Willmar Public Library. If you would like an agenda, one is available at your local library. I SUMP PUMPS AV, tJL,00,BLE - PUMPS AND HOSES FOR SALE - We delioer and install. Be prepared and call us today! FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING AND HEATING NEEDS Berkner Plumb!ng Heating & cond00bon00ng West Hwy. 12 Ortonville, MN 320-839-3234 m I 2 3 14 15 19 20 24 29 31 32 33 37 m m 8 9 10 16 21 22 35 41 42 43 58 59 51 m m 48 56 60 61 Clues ACROSS 7. Old world, new 1. Venomous Black snake 8. Associated Press 6. Rosary parts 9. NY Gov. initials 11. Table spices 10. Concealed 14. Damon's friend Affleck 11. Mains 15. Of barium 16. Feline mammal 18. Monetary unit of India 21. ble: likely to change 23. Sword with a curved blade 25. Assimilate food 26. Adventure stories 28. High seas thieves 29.1/10 of a hectometer 31. Unhappy 34. A gymnast's thick pad 35. Largest English dictionary (abbr.) 36. On occasion 39. Grilled beef sandwiches 40. The ability to see 44. Rodents 45. German town 47. Small mountain lakes 48. __ like a baby 50. Hindu holy man title 51. British policeman 56. An English cuppa 57. Devoid of cells 62. Tokyo 63. Like an old woman Clues DOWN 1. Cacoethes 2. Atomic # 13 3. Metric ton 4. el: Biblical tower 5. Nursing group 6. Characters in one inch of tape 12. Medical moniker 13. Grower 14. Oil company 17. Makes lace 19. Helps little firms 20. Electroencephalo- gram 21. N.A. Red eyed songbird 22. Banded calcedony 24. Radioactivity unit 25. Badly illuminated 27. Slang for trucks with trailers 28. Liver spreads 30. A rotating mechanism 31. Female under- graduate social club 32. Russian River m  m 33. Insect repellents 36. Cane powders 37. Denotes three 38. Title of respect 39. Flying mammals 41. TV star Re Philbin 42. Norse goddess of death 43. Blood-sucking fly 46. Imitates 49. Atomic #73 51. Number, in base two 52. Word element meaning ear 53. Unit of volume 54. Woman's under- garment 55. Japanese currency 58. Rhenium 59. Catholic Texas Un. 60. Chinese distance measure 61. Raised railroad track The Ortonville Independent ' (U'.S.P.S. 412-460) o e . JAMES D. KAERCHER Publisher / Managing Editor . SUZE'I'FE KAERCHER.BLAKE Editor and Advertising Sales MIKE SWENSON Associate Editor / Advertising Rep Tues.,March 16,2010 Vol. 92;No. 9 Continuing the ORTONVILLE JOURNAL STAR Published Every Tuesday at 29 2nd St. N.W. 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The Publisher's liability for other errors or omissions in connection with an adver- , tisement is strictly limited to publication of ' the advertisement in any subsequent issue or the refund of any monies paid for the advertisement. DEADLINES Church notes - Saturday mail Display ads - Friday mail Correspondence - Monday mail Pictures - 5 p.m. Friday News - Friday afternoon Classified ads - Friday noon (Any ad brought in later will be too late ' to classify.) ...... OFFICE HOURS A Monday:'8 AM-5 PM A Tuesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Wednesday: 8 AM-12 NOON; 1-5 PM A Thursday: 8 AM-12 NOON; 1-5 PM A Friday: 8 AM-5 PM A Holidays may affect office hours.  LE'I-rERS POLICY Letters to the editor discussing com- munity issues are encouraged. Letter writers should be aware that The Independent reserves the right to edit and/or condense letters" for print. The paper also reserves the right not to pub- lish letters that are unsuitable or for which it m!ght be held legally liable. 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