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old days in the Ortonville area I I I I I CORWIN "CORKY" HOLMQUIST, now of Madison, Wisc., submits the above photo taken at class reunion of OHS classes of 1937 and 1938. All the men above were members of the OHS to right, you see R. H. Hoberg, Bert Fowler, Supt. Les Brown, Les Green, Harold Kalberg and John Burma. TIRE WEEK OF Mar. 26, 2002 10 &apos;fEARS AGO April 1, 1992 and Marvel of Clinton were cho- Farm Family of the Big Stone count.'; and d at the St. Paul of the University of Ann Ulrich will train people for the Project. issue had a picture of Citation that the Ortonville Air Orvik of Bellingham second in the state Shooting Contest at ',,.'ill present concert this 25 YEARS AGO March 23, 1977 Sandy Streich. a junior at OHS, was chosen the FFA Chapter Sweetheart at the annual Parents-Members ban- quet. Steven Woltjer is the new District Conservationist at the Soil Conse,ation office. Five OHS students will leave today for Frankfort, Germany. Students are Deb Thomson. Rick Hein, Dawn Olson. Julie Berndt and Sue Minahan. Ernie and Audrey Trump `aere featured in the Know Your Merchant series. The terms of O. C. Moon and Jean Nelson will expire. this year on the Ortonville School Board. 50 YEARS AGO April 10, 1952 Theresa Ann Mathison, the 4th child ot Mr. and Mrs. Orlend Mathison of Ortonville, will be able to say with pride she was the first baby born at the new Ortonville Municipal Hospital. The Tabor EUB choir will present an Easter cantata on Sunday, April 13. Mrs. Ed Gerhardt is the director and Mrs. William Bergland the accompanist. Marilyn Bergman and Bonnie Roman, dressed as Mama and Baby Bunny, brought joy as representatives of the Civic and Commerce MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent Association last Saturday by passing out Easter candy. An Auto Show will be held in Ortonville April 18 and 19th. Two births ,acre recorded at the Ortonville Hospitah a girl to the Orlend Mathisons and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Keller of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO March 17, 1932 A Grand Jury was sum- moned here for the first time in six years. Thirty seven kindergartners got their first taste of school last Monday. The Fifth Grade Harmonica Band under the direction of Beth Cummens has received much publicity. A packed house was pre- sent at the quarterly meeting of the Farmers Union last Friday morning and afternoon at the Odessa Town Hall. Father Estergaard of Big Stone City was the speaker at the Kiwanis Club Monday noon. SAVE 25% on All Silver Replating Final Week! Extension report f..Bl/Y.X1d pendent Want ads someone you Domestic Violence? abuse can be EMOTIONAL, elp or just want to lk, call DVOCACY CIEN'rER or 800-974-3359 are free and 1. Wanted SHINGLING-Farms, lake homes. Insured mates. Call 320-269- G ABOUT TRYING !? Give me a call. !,." 320-325-5548. 9-2 ille 'Pendent l ,n M.m.am I Idress email & Found mad near old lumber City, SD, an amino equip- 9-2 IN MEMORIAM In memory of Jeanne Marie Hublou Clues who died one year ago, March 29, 2001. HOLDING ON TO GOODBYE While sitting here thinking, I wonder where you are. Your spirit strong. Your baggage light, And tears to guide your way. I I I .John ('unning, 'ham County Extensioiii EddEator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-18 SHARE YOUR 'KNOW-HOW' WHEN TRANSFERRING FARM TO YOUR SUCCESSOR Erlin Weness, farm management educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service, provides the information for this week's column. Transferring the farm business to future generations keeps getting more challenging. But transferring the crops, machinery' or livestock is only part of the transfer formula. "Passing on your farm 'know-how" is just as important," Weness says. The younger generations need sound You can take "Free Planting IOF on the lnternet Along with spring comes the chance to plant trees and shrubs in your yard. And to help your chances of success, you can take "Tree Planting I01" on the University of Minnesota Extension Service, Forest Resources web page. There's no cost. Just go to www.cnr.umn.edu/FR/extension/on the lnternet. You'll find information and pictures illustrating how to .select, plant and care for trees and shrubs. There's a section on "transplant shx:k," the period of "adjustment every newly planted tree experiences while adjusting to its new environment. Proper site selection will help minimize transplant shock. Consider managerial skills to make the farm You rmght not know how much " ..... n business successful. Nurturing a d soil type and drainage, amount of you' re massed, broadening management skills of your water and light available and But if you were here you'd see successors may be critical to their surrounding plants. The pain and sorrow that fills our minds success. Once the tree is in the ground, you Since God has set you free. Spend some quality teaching time can do several easy things to help the during the transition years. Much of tree adjust. Long-term care We said. "Goodbye," Kissed your cheek, this time should be devoted to the requirements include regular watering, Andcnedathousatears. transfer of farm and business skills, mulching around the tree and But no one knows Weness suggests these specifics when Just where you've gone. Or when we'll meet agzan. We held you close while you were here, And you saad, "I love you, too." But no one krJew how hard it would be To say. "goodbye" to you. We live our lives each day and nigh, And keep you m our thoughts. We wonder what our life would be like, If we could see you one more time. To see you one more time would help. In chasing the fears away. We'd know exactly hat to tell you. Exactly what to say. We'd tell you just how much you're missed, And that we love you so. We'd hold you close and think forever 1"hal we'd never let you go. But soon the Lord would come around, And tell you that it's ume, And we would have to say, "Goodbye," For exactly the last time. But then we would be much t-ler, Because we'd know you're safe, And know the Lord would keep you, Until we take your place. Written by granddaughter, 9-1" Maria Rausch FOR SALE Two bedroom brick home with attached double garage. Has computer room/sun room, format dining room with wood flooring, fireplace, walkout potio, prive bockyord, large enclosed backyard i:xrcla. Includes woshor, dryer Close to hospitoL sclool and downtown. TO SELLI CALL TO VIEW THIS UNIQUE HOME. 320-839-2828 working with your successor or successors: *Teach the importance of handling the management side of the business. Share how you make decisions, whom you listen to for advice and how you make the best use of your resources. Pay particular attention to your successes and failures in financial matters. *Pass your wisdom on. Share your "'rules of thumb," "things that went bad," and "'what has always worked" philosophy. *Get your successors involved through "hands on" experience with farm business decision-making. Let them make some decisions or jointly make decisions. Stand back occasionally and let them try their wings with management issues and decisions. *Get them acquainted and involved with the people who are important to your business. This includes the lender, management consultant, accountant, attorney, Farm Service Agency and Soil and Water Conservation people and others. *Encourage them to get more education in business management, finance and marketing. Some of their competitors have excellent business management skills and deep p(zkets. "Getting into farming with little or no money is tough enough, but not having the business skills to compete can bring certain disaster," Weness says. *Show them your financial record books, and get them involved in decision making based on good production and financial business records. Another approach is to get your successors involved in actually keeping the farm books and records. www.otpco.com i i INDEPENDENT 26, 2002 fertilizing and pruning when appropriate, In the past it was thought best to fertilize right after planting to give the tree an extra boost of energy to help it adapt to its new environment. This practice has been changed, and foresters with the U of M Extension Service say it's usually best tO wail and fenilizc at two or more years after planting. By fertilizing the tree, you're forcing it to grow beyond what the root system may be capable el supporting. This will increase the amount of time the tree experiences transplant shock and the amount of time needed for it to adjust to the new environment. Fertilize a year after planting only when there's a known nutrmnt deficiency at the planting site. If you're concerned about whether your tree may be experiencing transplant shock or if you have other questions, call a local tree care company with a certified arborist on staff+ Or, call the U of M Forest Resources Extension Office at (612) 624-3020, or e-mail ext for Co+ fore stry. um nedu. Find a honey of a deal in the Extension report I I Jean Kvols County Extertsion Educator 839-2518 or l-StJ-279-2518 POISON PREVENTION Strategies for Keeping Children Safe "Children Act Fast .... So l)o Poisons{" Because small children, particularly those under the age of five, are constantly exploring their surroundings and are prone to put many of the things they find into their mouths, they arc at great rtsk for unintentional poisonings. Many of these unintentional poisonings occur when adults arc distracted for just a few moments by everyday occurrences, such as the doorbell, the phone or another event in the household, Chemicals and medicines must be safely stored away at all times. Although unintentional ingestion of most cleaning pnuJucts isn't fatal, precautions with these products should be taken. Cleaning products should be stored in a locked cabinet away from fluJ and out of the reach of children. They should be kept in their original containers with their product labels intact. Should an accident occur, it's essential to know what to do in order to give proper treatment. A few products, such as some oven and drain cleaners, can be toxic, thus they are packaged in child-resistant containers. However, accidents can still occur if the container isn't properly closed. Even adults should II use these products with care; and awid using them when small children are around About halt the accidents inwlving children occur when products are being used. Schedule routine cleaning when there's a lull in activities, such as naptime or when children aren't in the room Even with this routine, put the product away immediately after removing the amount needed for the cleaning job at hand. Never mix cleaning products. Some products are safe when used alone, but may become dangerous when mixed with other products Chlorine bleach or any product that contains chlorine bleach, including some tub and tile cleaners, mildew removers, all-purpose cleaners and automatic dishwashing detergents, should never be mixed with ammonia or products that include ammonia compounds e.g., some window cleaners, hand dishwashing detergents, or acidic products, such as toilet bowl cleaners <,r rust removers). Dangerous gases can be released. Rinse measuring cups after each use to avoid accidentally mixing products. ###### Dates to Remember: March 29 - Courthouse closed in observance of Gcmd Friday March 30 - 4-H Animal Science Workshop at Alexandria April 15 - l.ivestock Committee Meeting at CMB (6:30 p.m.); followed by Federation Meeting (7:30 pm ) and Arabic meeting (9:30 p.m.) I I II We'll Make Your Old Silver Beautiful A0ain! 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