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school news Open House and Screening chlldhmd open house ltl be offered to 31/2- ho will be starting m the 2003-2(X)4 sch(l Bellingham District on 26. in this program is entrance into school by The purpose of this screening is to identify children h, may have developmental problems Th(s identificatmn ,, &apos;,er', helpiut in preventing health and learning problems from becoming more serious, but is not Intended as a substitute for health care from your family physician, dentist or (ther health provider. This year's screening will take about one hour and will include a s of Norway t on Feb. 14 Nor a,. Granittdalen Mitlank. SD and Feb. 14 in the Grant v.ith a homemade \\;r anisticall) least. ,*as euest speaker us nev, s o(the district 1 a "'chip carving" Nwman Shelsta and at the District as held in Benson Marilyn Stemsrud ere elected to serve Elaine Aden as alter- 1 Cow.ention to be Falls on June 6.7 and 8. aus Sons of Norway $91.0(K) for the 9-11-2001 relief fund. ',,.as held on March and Norman and Josh Rise on the Everyone wore speaker was Kenne of his recent mission Mission in Kenya. Faster tidbit on According to popular belief. Easter E',e was a ume of maximum crisis ior people and animals_ It sas theretire nmportan! to use magic to guard against difficulties. In other countries bonfires were lit to chase awax trolls and witches. In Norv, av, as late'as into the 20th century, peolle had the cus- tom of "'shooting in the weekend." i.e., firing shots in the air. From the olden days people thought that that would protect the farm against witch- es who rode on a broom from farm to farm. Later on the custom continued. but had then lost the connecuon to superstition. Easter Sunday was. and still is. the great day of celebration for Christianity. The fast was over the church bells tolled all over the country and work clothes were exchanged fi;r festive clothing. From the olden days people talked about the sun dance. originally a form of sun worship, but in the beliefs of the Middle Ages the custom was given a Christian form and into modern time the custom of going to the mountains early on Easter Sunday to see the sun dance is a link to the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. rete i thL" fldlov, mg componants: '.i,.lon. hearing, family factors, growth and;pn:cnl, nutrHmn and and Inll"[lun}/.itl i1 rck ickt, :\\;1! parent, haxc geen notified by mat! ,i lhc time ,t their child's app,,ntmcnt An',(mc haing a pre- sch(ol child, age,, 31/2 to 5. who has nct N:cn ,.crecned ,r did not receive a no,lice m lh,: mini. please contact the sch,r,t irnm:dlalc],, at 568-2118 to make an app, ilntFflCnt Parent/Teacher Conferences Spring ParcntfIk'acher Conferences ,,,ill bc held Tuesday. March 26 from 3:30 - 7:30 pm. No appointment nines are gi',en. Please stop in to visit v, ith your children's teacher or teachers of }our choice. Calendar Wednesday, 3-20 wrestling Thursday, 3-21 End of 3rd quarter, Chokio v, restling Friday, 3-22 Teacher workday NO SCHOOl. Saturday, 3-23 NYWA wrestling regionals in Windom Sunday, 3-24 F'alm Sunday Breakfast Tuesday--grapple juice, breaktast pizza, cinnamon toast and milk, Wednesday--apple juice, assorted cold cereals, granola bars and milk. Thursday---orange juice, grilled cheese sandwiches, yogun and milk. Friday--NO SCHOOL Lunch Tuesday--sloppy ides, ripple chips, diced pears, fruit salad, peanut butter cookies and milk. Wednesday--chicken nuggets, oven fries, sliced peaches, chocolate pudding cup. PBJ sandwiches and milk. Thursday--polish sausage on bun, nacho chips with cheese, apple crisp with whipped topping, banana, PBJ sandwiches and milk. Friday--NO SCHOOL Commissioners revisit issue of countywide revolving loan fund l,ig Stone County's Board of Commissioners spoke with members of the Big Stone Area Growth non- profit group at its regular meeting Tuesday, regarding the possibility of a counLvwide revolving loan fund for businesses. "This money was originally meant for 'morn and pop" stores to help get them started, not for the hmg term," commented Commissioner Dave Torgerson regarding the $20,000 the county has earmarked for revolving loans. "I was asked how the county can help with rewlving loans here and suggested"maybe using this $20,().'" BSAG F.xecutive Director Roger Bird told board members there could Baby Shower for eDdy Lantls There will be an open house baby shower for Cody l.antis, the son of Eric Lantis and wife Stacy Withx:k of Sartell. It will be held at the Graceville Senior Center on Saturday. March 30. 2002 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The family is registered at Target, Sears and JCPenney. Swigerd-Wiegman shower March 30 An open house wedding shower for Karianna Swigerd bride-tr-be of Rome Wiegman will be held Saturday, March 30 from 1-3 p.m. at the westside room of the Cl[nton Memorial building in Clinton Our friends and relatives are invited and asked to bring a recipe to share, tAdv.) -- # Check out our web site at \\;, www.ortonvil&,,) be a possibility of getting those dollars matched as much as three to one through the proper programs, and BSAG would aid in facilitating them if requested. "Not that I'm against this," Commissioner Richard l.ane stated, "but l've been <m the rcwlving loan committee and have seen v,'ay too many loans go bad." Bird added the solution to Ihe coun- ty's decline in businesses would not be to distribute loan monies to existing firms, but to give it to new businesses who would grow the business commu- nity and in turn contribute to the exist ing onCSr No action was taken on the revolv- ing loan mailer. In other business, several rural Odessa residents attended to voice Ihcir concerns over a conditional use permit tor a hot mix plant near their hollies. Those attending stated the smoke and smell from the plant, as well as from the Bituminous Paving plant nearby, mean a health hazard lot their families. Commissioners, before approving the pcrmit, were also infi)rmed the hot mix plant has passed pollution con- troll standards, and the permit approval had been recommended already by the county's planning com- mission. Congratu iatio-nS] Trojans on a terrific season and a great final run at state. We've enjoyed watching you play! RADERMACHERI Custom Combining 5035 NW 10th Street Montevideo, MN 320-269-9047 Tim Radermacher i h ,, 's entertainment 00ra0ke Kick out the )ares 1 D=-.-b_lkl ,.dl ll;^__ DJw00 Kick out the Jams Aka Rock-N-Roll Farmer 9pro-lain Prime Rib w/Salad bar serving 6-8:30 p.m. Off-lale AlrM Uq= =,wcuwm Dairy Queen Will be closed all day Easter Sunday, March 31st. .ap/ Taster! CL l"ues., Apdl' Grilled Pork Chop Supper 6-00--00 P.M. Pork chop. potato, salad. relish tray, bread & coffee $6.50 NOW SitOWlNG (I'G) ttSTII  NOW SuOwtt (R) tivt, tg Mel Gon "We Were Soldiers" NOw SxOVm (PO) AGE" ] MILBANK, 80 PH. Big Stone Liquor Store BLACK VELVET S125 COORS UGHT S125 }TUES., MAR. 26, 2002 =BBQ Ribsl ! I I st Dinner Reg.. Pace ] 2nd Dinner for $1.00 WITH COUPON ONLY Not reOeomble with gift certificate or any other coupon. I WED.. MAR. 27, 2002 l I I 6 OZ. l Broiled Lobster] I I $12.95! WITH COUPON ONLY : :THURS., MAR. 28, 20021 ! Steak Cubes 1st Dinner Reg. Pdce 2nd Dinner for $1.00 WITH COUPON ONLY Not reOeemol:e with gift certificate or any other coupon BRANDON SWIGERD BENEm Enjoy Dinner00 with us this / dag, ))/larch 31 DINNER SPECIAL and FULL MENU II:00 AM TO I:00 PM Hilltop s Theatre of ' Seasons Cafe Open every day from 6 am to I0 pm Junction I"Iww. 12 & 75 Ortonville, MN 320-839-2233 WE WILL BE CLOSED SUND (no band) 26, 2002 < , INDEPENDENT Pale 9c