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DHIA, annual meet, awards banquet The Big Stone/Lac qui Parle DHIA held their Annual Meeting and g ,ards Bal luet on T] urs lay, March - :h, at no n at the ]tuc Hen Cafe ] the Ode sa Rod ar :1 (3 m Club William Stallman of Beardsley Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 14th, at noon at the Mud Hen Cafe and the Odessa Rod and Gun Club was the recipient of the Top Cow Award for butterfat. Cow "46" pro- duced 1,399 pounds of butterfat dur- ing its last lactation. West Ridge Dairy received the Top Cow Awards for Dollars, Pounds of Milk and Pounds of Protein. West Ridge Dairy's cow "968" was the top cow for 2001 with a dollar value of milk produced of $4,541.00. Cow "1051 " was top cow for milk pounds with 35,870 pounds and Cow "1374" was top cow in pro- tein with 1,085 pounds. Champion Award winner for Lowest Somatic Cell for 2001 was Wade & Wayne Athey's herd with an average linear score of 2.5 SCC. This award was sponsored by Cass Clay of Fargo. The Most Improved Herd in 3- Year Rolling Herd Average Milk Production for 2001 was Wayne and Wade Athey, Beardsley; with an 884 pound increase from 2000 to 2001. The Most Improved Herd in Rolling Herd Average Milk Production for 2001 was Wayne and Wade Athey, Beardsley; with 1,497 pound increase from 2000 to 2001. William Stallman, Beardsley, received the award for the Second Most Improvement in Rolling Herd Average with an increase of 1,029 pounds of milk from 2000 to 2001. Elected to the Board of Directors was Wade Athey of Clinton. Other Directors are LeRoy Goetsch of Nassau; Gerald Heck, Beardsley; and Ken Kellen, Beardsley, and. Jim Barthel, Bellingham. Officers for.the Big Stone/Lac qui Parle DHI Association are: President- LeRoy Goetsch; Vice President - Jim Barthel; Secretary/Treasurer- Kenneth Kellen. Donors of cheese were Valley Queen, Milbank and AMPI, Dawson. Door Prizes were provided by the following: Lund Implement, Klein Bank, Brehmer Hardware and Auto, and Harvest States Elevator of Madison; State Bank of Bellingham, Bellingham Farmers Elevator, both of Bellingham; Buffalo Ridge Bank, and. PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: LeRoy Goetsch presenting the award for "Most Improved Herd in 3Year Rolling Herd Average Milk Production for 2001 to Wade and Wayne Athey. LEFT TO RIGHT: Jim Barthel of West Ridge Dairy, receiving awards for "Top Cow Dollars", "Top Cow Milk", and "Top Cow Protein" from LeRoy Goetsch. Beardsley Farmers Elevator of Minnwest Bank, Ortonville; Big Beardsley; Consolidated Ag Stone Cooperative of Ortonville, Service/Hoffman Imp and Star Bank Clinton and Milbank, Clinton State of Graceville; Union State Bank, Bank, Clinton Farmers' Elevator, and Browns Valley Elevator, Valley Vet Clinton Ag Service, all of Clinton; Clinic, and Country Partners all of Agassiz & Odessa Insurance of Browns Valley; Valley Farm Odessa: Genex, Blaine Albert, Equipment and Milbank Vets, both of Alexandria; Famo Feeds, Ed Berning, Milbank; Nassau Elevator and and Farm Credit Services, Graceville: Wildung Imp, both of Nassau; Alta Genetics, Spicer; Semex, USA Marietta State Bank, Marietta; (Roger Plamaan) of Brooten, MN; and Select Sires of Minnesota. Big Stone County Farm Bureau donates to food shelf Day. Betweerr hnuary 1 and February 8 of this year, the average American earned enough income to pay for his or her family's entire food supply for 2002. Statistics compiled by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service indicate that American families and individuals spend, on average, just 10.9 percent of their disposable income for food. In comparison to Food Check-Out Day, Tax Freedom Day (the day the average American earned enough money to pay federal, state and local taxes) was May 3 last year. "It is rather amazing that people can pay for their yearly food supply three months earlier than it takes them to satisfy their tax burden," Diekmann said. "Food remains quite a bargain for shoppers and that's the way it should be. However, there are those less fortunate. That's why donating to the Big Stone Area Emergency Food Shelf seemed appropriate to do during National Food Shelf Month and Big Stone County Farm Bureau recently made a donation to the Big Stone Area Emergency Food Shelf in Ortonville. "Americans are fortunate to have the safest find' most abutdani food supply in the world," said Big Stone County Farm Bureau President Don Diekmann. "Everyone benefits from the accomplishments of our nation's producers of food and fiber. This month is an especially appropriate time to draw attention to these facts." According to Diekmann, March is not only Food Shelf Month, but it is also the month in which Farm Bureau recognizes National Agriculture Week. National Agriculture Week, March 17 - 23, is celebrated in conjunction with the first day of Spring. During National  Agriculture Week it is important to recognize the achieve- merits of everyone involved in the food and fiber chain. One of those achievements would be the affordabil- ity of our food. This year, February 8 was the American Food Check-Out National Agriculture Week." Big Stone Area Emergency Food Shelf has distributed over 28,545 pounds to over 534 families through- 6:00 AM ASSEMBLY OF GOD 510 Burdick Ave., Ortonville, Wrestlers end record season with awards "When the 2001-2002 wrestling season began," comments Coach Joe Eustice, "we felt that we would have our best season, since restarting the program six years ago. No one could have guessed that we would be as suc- cessful as we were. This was a season that we did not want to have end. We set a host of school records that we hope will be broken soon." School records that we set this year were: Most Dual Meet Wins 12, Most Team Points 1,304, Most pins in a sea- son t23, Most individual wins in a season 239, Most Points in an individ- ual tournament 146 at Parkers Prairie, Highest Placing in an Individual Tournament second at Parkers Prairie, Highest Placing in Section 7A Top Four, Most Champions in an Individual Tournament- five (Joe Karels 135, Eric Collins 145, Stuart Stone 152, Blake Schmieg 171, Jason Kellen heavyweight), Most Wrestlers with 25 or more wins- five (Joe Karels 30-10, Eric Collins 25-16, Stuart Stone 28-15, Blake Schmieg 308, Jason Kellen 28-9), Most State Entrants in a season- five (Joe Karels 135, Stuart Stone 160, Blake Schmieg 171, Jason Kellen 189, Josh Kellen heavyweight). Coach Eustice comments: :This was by far the best season for wrestling in school history. On Sunday March 22 the Wrestling Team held a pot luck awards banquet and presented the following awards. First year award. Given to all who became a part of the varsity wrestling program this year. Receiving the award were: Seventh Graders Patrick Eustice, Dylan McLain, and David Webster. Eighth Grader Clay Plemmons. Ninth Grader Ashley Welberg. Tenth Graders Eric Kelley, and Amanda Krogsrud. Letter winners: Patrick Eustice, Dylan McLain, David Webster, Megan Croatt, Dustin Roggenbuck, Jon Karels. Joe Karels, Ben Rudnick, Eric Collins, Cory Schmieg, Stuart Stone, Blake Schmieg, Jason Kellen, out Big Stone ty. s pasLyear  .... accbrding to"Kadn Mack. The , demand has been increasing dramati- Waiter Township United Fund Drive The following is a list of funds used by Walter Township: Diabetes-S97 Sister Kenny-$21 Heart Fund-S60 Cancer Fund-$153 Red Cross-S43 Salvation Army-S39 Crippled Children-S40 Retarded Children-S51 Willmar State Hospital-S22 Marietta Ambulance-S47. Total of $573. w Check out our web site at ww.ortonviUeindepenienLcom ) cally the past couple of months and that the support of local residents is needed and much appreciated. To make a donation to the Big Stone Area Emergency Food Shelf contact Karin Mack by calling 320- 839-2111. Monetary donations may be mailed to PO Box 338, Ortonville, MN, 56278, or food donations can be dropped off directly at the Area food shelf at 125 NW 2nd Street in Ortonville. For more information on Food Check-Out Day or other Farm Bureau activities, contact the Big Stone County Farm Bureau President Don Diekmann by calling 320-265-6388 or writing to Big Stone County Farm Bureau, RRI Box 88, Beardsley, MN 56211. ....... Meetings set on Big Stone School tax levy " increase = " Residents of Big Stone City, SD's out of the state property tax freeze by school district will be going to the the amount of $200,000. By "opting polls April 9 to determine whether or out", the school board used its author- not to opt out of a tax freeze by the ity to increase property taxes in the Work from home Up to 60@/0 Commi=slons No Feel Worldapan Agent Support For Information call: LaDell Swiden, CTC 1-800-658-4584 Email lwiden@VillageTrxveLeom Please attend any of the follow- ing informational meetings at 7:00PM or call for individual appointments: Watertown, SD: 2 April, Ramkota Inn Huron, SD: 3 April, Crossroads Hotel Sioux Falls, SD: 1 April, Ramkota Inn CarlsonWagonlit Locally owned and operated byViUageTravel I Inc. Brookings, SD I Knoll's Body Shop Quality Collision Repair FREE LOANER VEHICLE Body Work & Painting  Insurance Claims r_ Free Estimates  i :.-- Your Satisfaction Guaranteed! "-""S,,a3 l , "i  ,, , Located one mile north of Ortonville on Hwy. 7 (next to Sioux Historic Pavfl/on) amount of $200,000. Those involved in the vote are asked to attend one of two informational meetings on the subject. The first meeting will be held Monday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the school lunchroom, and the second Wednesday, April 4 at the same time and location. School Board members from the Big Stone School district made the decision at its Feb. 11 meeting to opt district. Following the action, a petition was circulated to bring the opt out  a vote, rather than allow the school board to decide whether or not to raise taxes. Twenty-seven signatures were required and 35 were recorded, bring- ing the issue to a vote. Everyone involved with the vote is asked to attend one of the two sessions to learn more and voice their opinion by voting April 9. Josh Kellen, Keith Haggerty, Student Manager Eric Kelly, Statisticians Amber Eustice, and Ashley Welberg. Century Club. Given to wrestlers who score 100 or more points. Eric Collins 124 points, Joe Karels 150 points, Stuart Stone 155 points, Jason Kellen 177 points, and Blake Schmieg 185 points. Team Awards voted on by the team: Most improved JV Dylan McLain. Most improved Varsity Cory Schmieg. Hardest Worker JV Dylan McLain. Hardest Worker Varsity Stuart Stone. Rookie of the Year given to the first year wrestler who does the best. Patrick Eustice. Most wins, pins, team points JV Patrick Eustice. School Records: Most Pins in a season with 19 Jason Kellen. Most Team Points in a season with 185 Blake Schmieg. Most wins in a season with 30 Joe Karels and Blake Schmieg. Most wins in a carreer with 115 Blake Schrnieg. State Entrants Awards: The Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association and Minnesota High School League gives plaques and cer- tificates to state entrants. Awards given to Joe Karels, Stuart Stone, Blake Schmieg, Jason Kellen, and Josh Kellen. Coach of the Year Awards: Selected by the Section 7A Coaches. Head Coach Joseph Eustice. Assistant Coaches of the Year Joe Karels, Tom Croatt, Jamie Karels, and AI Webster. This was truly a great honor for our coaches. Many of whom volunteer all of their time and do not get any pay. Thank you for all of your hard work. I could not do it without each of you. Special Awards: Senior Awards given by the Big Stone Lakes Area Wrestling Booster Club to all of the seniors who are a part of our program. Receiving the awards were Joe Karels, Stuart Stone, Blake Schmieg, Keith Haggerty, and Maria Rausch. We will truly miss these kids next year. They have helped build our program and have set a new standard for which all '99 Buick wrestlers in Coaches Given to a made Si Growth o Community. were Leon taking mentatin and sent to Johnson for matches get highlight much for to hel it is greatly The Big memory Eustice for who has Area student will enter NDSU 'With Distinction' Alex Barr, daughter of Steve and Phyllis Barr, Ortonville, has been admitted to North Dakota State University "With Distinction.'" Distinction means NDSU .acknowledges Barr as an honor student. Barr plans to major in pharmacy beginning fall 2002. In high school, she participates in Key Club, basketball, softball and pep band. Wic voucher pick up for April April 2: Countryside Community Room, Ortonville from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 4: Prairie V Conf. Room, Madison from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The County Nutrition Education Assistants will be available. *Hard *Never This The Year went to. Coach two 2002 signed by to put in him to wear. gave him a wrestler putting up This was 8 season to an honor the for season. I of the port all year. all of the cheerleaderS, ager, and the hard and success. done withotlt much time ate.all True linnesota. Some things are distinctly Minnesotan  like Blue Minnesota, recognized for delivering quality health years. 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