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TO CELEBRATE 50th ANNIVERSARY. Pictured are Robert and Betty Ann (nee Bergman) Nelson, on their wedding day in 1953. The couple will observe their 50th anniversary on April 4, 2003. Photo submitted by their daughter, Kay Nelson of St. Cloud. Your food, cash donation still counts at food shelf It is not too late to bring your food in to make it count for March Food Share Month. The food shelf has until April 3 to get in all the food collected to report to Minnesota Food Share. As of March 27, we have collected a total of 2573 pounds of food. We have all the confidence in the residents of Big Stone County and the surrounding area that we will meet our goal of 7,500 pounds of food for 2003. The Food Shelf is open Mondays from one to four p.m. and Thursdays nia.m, tO, aOo. yontcer m. bers from RSVP Volunteers united will be there during these times to assist you with your contributions. Should these times not be conve- nient for you, please stop in or call the RSVP Volunteers United office at 839-2111, and ask for Karin or Deb. We will be more than happy to set up a time that is more to your conve- nience. Your monetary donation can be mailed to Big Stone Food Shelf. The Big Stone Food Shelf staff would like to thank everyone for their generous donations this year. Donations may be made year-round. Your monetary donation can be mailed to Big Stqne Food Shelf. P.O. Box 338 Ortonville, MN 56278 I. [ I GRAINS PERSON WANTED NORTHERN LIGHTS ETHANOL LLC, A STATE OF THE ART ETHANOL PLANT NEAR BIG STONE CITY, SD IS SEEKING A GRAINS PERSON HS diploma or greater required. Previous plant production experience is helpful. Must be hard working and self- motivated. Must be able to manage confined space entry, climb ladders and steps, and lift up to 601bs. Qualified individuals will work at heights, be able to adapt to 12 hour workdays, and be able to meet call-in requirements as needed. Elevated work required. Starting pay is $10.00. Other competitive benefits are Included. Apply in person at: Northern Lights Ethanol 48416 144th Street Big Stone City, SD 57216 Afraid you re going Deaf?. f .BLI?..YELI Roth IRAs- 00raditional IRAs - IRA Rollovers The stability and security of fraternal life insurance, annuities and retirement accounts from an organization dedicated to supporting the Catholic Church, Catholic schools and religious education. Service on all Models Batteries available 00Ta00PLIC 00AIoa Ask about our guaranteed minimum rates. Regional Office: 320-363-7462 or 1-800-381-8373 www.walnutgrove.org Walnut Grove, MN 26th annual outdoor drama based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder July 11-12-13, 18-19-20, 25-26-27 Pageant Tickets Tourist Information 888-859-3102 888-528-7298 Bonanza (Continued From Page One) The amphitheater will be con- structed using old fieldstone barn foundations near the BEe building as the sidewalls with a gradual slope down to the stage. Dallas Hanson Construction of Ortonville has gener- ously donated the time and labor to excavate between the foundations this spring, probably sometime in May, after the area has been cleared. The area to be restored to native prairie is about an acre in size and is located alongside the BEe main park- ing lot. Cal Gunnink and the Wildlife division of the Minnesota DNR at Madison are generously donating time, labor, some supplies and funds for prairie plants towards this project. Volunteers will also be needed during the first two or three Saturdays in May to help with a prairie burn, site prepa- ration and the llanting of the site. This prairie restoration project is funded in part by an Intergenerational grant from the Southwest Minnesota Foundation. All ages are encouraged to take part and there will be time set aside for folks from different genera- tions to share some of their outdoor experiences and to learn about Minnesota's native tallgrass prairie. BEe is located 18 miles north of Ortonville or 8 miles south of Beardsley on MN State Highway 7. If you would like to donate your time or services to one or all of these projects, please call the Center at (320)265- 6944. Gala Affair (Continued From Page One) just the dance. A donation of $5 per person will provide several hours of wonderful music as well as the oppor- tunity to experience the elegant atmosphere of the Gala. A special fea- ture of the evening will be drawings for several items. Curves for Women donated a gift certificate for 3 months membership and includes the service fee. From Carison's Drug, we have a beautiful Department 56 Storybook Village piece ev.titled "Queen's House of Cards". Ken's Fireworks has donat- ed two $50 gift certificates and we  will have a beautiful floral arrange- ment donatbd by Ortonville Flower Shop. JoLee's Jewelry donated a lovely pair of crystal candle holders. We also have the books 'The Lay of the Land' and 'Letters from a Peasant' authored by our speaker, Brent Olson. For more intormation about either the Gala Affair or the Big Stone Health Care Foundation call Jan at 320-839-4135. Net proceeds nefit the Big Stone tlealth Care Foundation. Man pleads not guilty to probation violation charge Christopher Gene Bowen, 21, pleaded not guilty to charges of pro- bation violation in Big Stone County. Bowen had been on probation from an incident on October 24, 2000, in which he was convicted of burglary in the third degree. Bowen had allegedly broken into the Cenex convenience store in Graceville and stolen the ATM machine. Bowen allegedly violated two stip- ulations of his probation; no use of mood altering chemicals including alcohol, and abstaining from illegal use or possession of controlled sub- stances. According to court documents, on February 2, 2003, Bowen appeared for a regularly scheduled visit to his probation officer. He underwent a routine urinalysis, which was found positive for methamphetamine. On February 19, 2003, Bowen was informed of his urinalysis results. He denied using methamphetamine but admitted to taking a friend's Ritalin, which was not prescribed to Bowen, the documents alleged. Bowen's last known residence was in Clinton. He will appear again in Big Stone County court for the proba- tion violation hearing on April 16. Man charged with drug posession Daniel John Laskowske, 20, of Clinton appeared in court on Thursday March 24, for charges of controlled substance in the fifth degree and speeding. According to court documents, Laskowske was originally pulled over on February 19, 2003 for speeding. The officer who pulled him over smelled the odor of marijuana. Upon searching the car, officers found seeds and stems appearing to be marijuana in an ashtray. A black duffel bag that contained a syringe, a bent spoon and two small baggies containing a white powdery residue was also found. The residue tested positive for metham- phetamine. Laskowske will appear again in court on April 15. Spa Jo's 2nd Anniversary Cornel Join us for Coffee & Treats Wed. - Fri. April 2nd-4th Hours: 9am-7pm Wed.-Fri. 9arn-12pm Sat Steve Voss MN Certified NBC-HIS @Be#one" A skilled Beltone Hearing Specialist will be in your area to consult with you about your hearing and conduct FREE computerized hearing tests to determine if a hearing aid might help. You might find out you don't even need an aid! Don't you owe it to yourself and to the ones you love to hear and understand better? The benefits of hearing aids may vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation, and proper fit. Senior Citizens Center Ortonville, MN April 8, 9-11 AM 1-800-669-3171 @2003, Behone Electronics Corporation Buy Factory Direct -- New Pontoon Boats 21 ft. NEW Forester. 2 i Ft. Forester Fish & Cruise w/23" Pontoons. 25 H.P. Mercury s7 495 New 4-Stroke Factory Second Mercurys 40 HP. $3,995 75 HP $4,995 50 HP $4,200 90 HP $5,300 We Deliver Anywhere 60 HP $4,500 ! 15 HP $5,700 www.tandmmarine.com Obituaries Donald Holtquist Funeral services for Donald W. Holtquist, age 79, of Big Stone City, SD, were held Thursday, March 27, 2003, in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville, with the Reverend Richard Boehnke officiating. Don died on Sunday, March 23, 2003, in the Ortonville Hospital in Ortonville. The organist was Pat Kunz. due to ill health. In two severe strokes handicapped. He Big Stone City unti resident of the in Ortonville in following a heart strokes. Don was a member Lutheran Church in he attended church served as an usher. Farmer's Elevator Don enjoyed playing cards, spectator kinds, bird watching, pickup truck to observe Pallbearers were his six sons, Gary, Greg, Douglas, Bruce, David, and Mike Holtquist. Honorary pallbearers were Vernon Loeschke, Arnold and Gene Holtquist, Phil Peterson, Les Bissett, Carl Folkens, Howard Sitter, Marvin Knopf, Arvel Trapp and his friends from the Cottage Inn. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Alban Township, Grant County, SD. Don was born on June 25, 1923, in rural Grant County, SD, the son of Alder and Ethel (Miller) Holtquist. He attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Milbank High School in 1941. Don lived in rural Grant County, SD, until his marriage to Alice Schwandt on Oct. 5, 1946, in St. John's Lutheran Church in Alban Township. Following marriage, the couple resided on a farm near Lake Albert, rural Milbank, SD, until 1951. They lived on a farm west of Clinton, from 1951-1962, until moving to the family farm south of Big Stone City, SD. Don retired from farming in 1980 Ernest Lebouc Ernest P. Lebouc of Ortonville passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2003 at the Ortonville Hospital. Memorial services were held Saturday, March 29 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Bellingham with Rev. James W. Hesse and Rev. Robert A. Friedrich officiating. Interment was held in the Bellingham City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harold Strei, Lloyd Hanson, Gary Wollschlager and Mike Reiffenberger. Congressional songs were sung, with Sue Ohm at the organ. Ernest Pascal Lebouc was born on Sept. 8, 1925 to parents Pascal and Eugenie (Porrier) Lebouc at LaFontenelle, France. He was baptized and received First Communion at the church in LaFontenelle, France. Ernest was united in marriage to Doris Ericksen on Dec. 19, 1953 at Tom McCallum Funeral services for Tom McCallum, age 58, of Clinton were held on Friday, March 21, 2003 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Officiating was Rev. Lloyd Berger with Pam Chase serving as organist and Ann Nelson serving as soloist. Pallbearers were Jim Ringsaker, Larry Nelson, Lee Sigler, Rickey Anderson, Bob Fletcher, Dick Benson, Shane and Dylan McCallum and Megan Nystrom. Interment was at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville. Thomas Dougall McCallum was born on August 23, 1944 at Ortonville, MN to parents Leslie Lane and Hilda (Tober) McCallum. He grew up and attended school at Ortonville. He graduated from Ortonville High School and attended school in Minneapolis. Tom was employed at Tel-Elect in Bloomington, MN for a time before moving back to work on his family County and the Big Refuge. He especially grandchildren's visits. was asked how he reply was, "One day at Survivors include Big Stone City, SD; sx daughters-in-law, Ortonville. MI, Gre Waterford, MI; Doug City, NY; Bruce and MI, David, Miami Mike and Terri. Big three daughters and Susanne l-tolt( Sandy and Ron Becky Holtquist seventeen g grandchildren: two sister-in-law, Hard Holtquist, Milbank, Holtquist, Ft. Collins, nieces and nephews. Don's parents and Allan Holtquist, death. The Emanuel-patt Home of Milbank arrangements. Rockford, IL. He from 1951 until 1967 Ernest and Bellingham in 1967 and operated the school bus, and the Sinclair bulk and until retirement in moved to Ortonville. In his lifetime he work, gardening, co home, and visiting friends. He is survived by h Ortonville, sisters of Minneapolis, France, and one Lebouc also of France. He was preceded to parents and one brotlaer Death came to March 23 at the He had reached the six months and 15 dayS. farm near Ortonvill employed by Cenex he worked for Tom was giftec engineering things. by those whose live' Tom passed aWa March 17, 2003 reaching the age and 21 days. Survivors include Stan Serocki of children, Troy (Lot Rosemont, MN an Nystrom of Prior sisters, Jane MN, Jean (Jim) Nancy (Jerry) MN, and Helen SD; one brother McCallum of FergUs grandchildren Me Shane and D3 Concert set at First English First English Lutheran Church of Ortonville, invites the general public to join Captive Free, a music ministry team from the Minneapolis- based Youth Encounter, for a Concert on Saturday, April 5th at 7:00 PM. Captive Free theme "Head to th, through po Contemporary puppetry. This event is (a freewill offering help support this This is an event Your Minnesota Propane Dealers 877-aSa-O=Tt www.MNPmpane.com TuesdaY' Page 10 " INDEPENDENT TO CELEBRATE 50th ANNIVERSARY. Pictured are Robert and Betty Ann (nee Bergman) Nelson, on their wedding day in 1953. The couple will observe their 50th anniversary on April 4, 2003. Photo submitted by their daughter, Kay Nelson of St. Cloud. Your food, cash donation still counts at food shelf It is not too late to bring your food in to make it count for March Food Share Month. The food shelf has until April 3 to get in all the food collected to report to Minnesota Food Share. As of March 27, we have collected a total of 2573 pounds of food. We have all the confidence in the residents of Big Stone County and the surrounding area that we will meet our goal of 7,500 pounds of food for 2003. The Food Shelf is open Mondays from one to four p.m. and Thursdays nia.m, tO, aOo. yontcer m. bers from RSVP Volunteers united will be there during these times to assist you with your contributions. Should these times not be conve- nient for you, please stop in or call the RSVP Volunteers United office at 839-2111, and ask for Karin or Deb. We will be more than happy to set up a time that is more to your conve- nience. Your monetary donation can be mailed to Big Stone Food Shelf. The Big Stone Food Shelf staff would like to thank everyone for their generous donations this year. Donations may be made year-round. Your monetary donation can be mailed to Big Stqne Food Shelf. P.O. Box 338 Ortonville, MN 56278 I. [ I GRAINS PERSON WANTED NORTHERN LIGHTS ETHANOL LLC, A STATE OF THE ART ETHANOL PLANT NEAR BIG STONE CITY, SD IS SEEKING A GRAINS PERSON HS diploma or greater required. Previous plant production experience is helpful. Must be hard working and self- motivated. Must be able to manage confined space entry, climb ladders and steps, and lift up to 601bs. Qualified individuals will work at heights, be able to adapt to 12 hour workdays, and be able to meet call-in requirements as needed. Elevated work required. Starting pay is $10.00. Other competitive benefits are Included. Apply in person at: Northern Lights Ethanol 48416 144th Street Big Stone City, SD 57216 Afraid you re going Deaf?. f .BLI?..YELI Roth IRAs- 00raditional IRAs - IRA Rollovers The stability and security of fraternal life insurance, annuities and retirement accounts from an organization dedicated to supporting the Catholic Church, Catholic schools and religious education. Service on all Models Batteries available 00Ta00PLIC 00AIoa Ask about our guaranteed minimum rates. Regional Office: 320-363-7462 or 1-800-381-8373 www.walnutgrove.org Walnut Grove, MN 26th annual outdoor drama based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder July 11-12-13, 18-19-20, 25-26-27 Pageant Tickets Tourist Information 888-859-3102 888-528-7298 Bonanza (Continued From Page One) The amphitheater will be con- structed using old fieldstone barn foundations near the BEe building as the sidewalls with a gradual slope down to the stage. Dallas Hanson Construction of Ortonville has gener- ously donated the time and labor to excavate between the foundations this spring, probably sometime in May, after the area has been cleared. The area to be restored to native prairie is about an acre in size and is located alongside the BEe main park- ing lot. Cal Gunnink and the Wildlife division of the Minnesota DNR at Madison are generously donating time, labor, some supplies and funds for prairie plants towards this project. Volunteers will also be needed during the first two or three Saturdays in May to help with a prairie burn, site prepa- ration and the llanting of the site. This prairie restoration project is funded in part by an Intergenerational grant from the Southwest Minnesota Foundation. All ages are encouraged to take part and there will be time set aside for folks from different genera- tions to share some of their outdoor experiences and to learn about Minnesota's native tallgrass prairie. BEe is located 18 miles north of Ortonville or 8 miles south of Beardsley on MN State Highway 7. If you would like to donate your time or services to one or all of these projects, please call the Center at (320)265- 6944. Gala Affair (Continued From Page One) just the dance. A donation of $5 per person will provide several hours of wonderful music as well as the oppor- tunity to experience the elegant atmosphere of the Gala. A special fea- ture of the evening will be drawings for several items. Curves for Women donated a gift certificate for 3 months membership and includes the service fee. From Carison's Drug, we have a beautiful Department 56 Storybook Village piece ev.titled "Queen's House of Cards". Ken's Fireworks has donat- ed two $50 gift certificates and we  will have a beautiful floral arrange- ment donatbd by Ortonville Flower Shop. JoLee's Jewelry donated a lovely pair of crystal candle holders. We also have the books 'The Lay of the Land' and 'Letters from a Peasant' authored by our speaker, Brent Olson. For more intormation about either the Gala Affair or the Big Stone Health Care Foundation call Jan at 320-839-4135. Net proceeds nefit the Big Stone tlealth Care Foundation. Man pleads not guilty to probation violation charge Christopher Gene Bowen, 21, pleaded not guilty to charges of pro- bation violation in Big Stone County. Bowen had been on probation from an incident on October 24, 2000, in which he was convicted of burglary in the third degree. Bowen had allegedly broken into the Cenex convenience store in Graceville and stolen the ATM machine. Bowen allegedly violated two stip- ulations of his probation; no use of mood altering chemicals including alcohol, and abstaining from illegal use or possession of controlled sub- stances. According to court documents, on February 2, 2003, Bowen appeared for a regularly scheduled visit to his probation officer. He underwent a routine urinalysis, which was found positive for methamphetamine. On February 19, 2003, Bowen was informed of his urinalysis results. He denied using methamphetamine but admitted to taking a friend's Ritalin, which was not prescribed to Bowen, the documents alleged. Bowen's last known residence was in Clinton. He will appear again in Big Stone County court for the proba- tion violation hearing on April 16. Man charged with drug posession Daniel John Laskowske, 20, of Clinton appeared in court on Thursday March 24, for charges of controlled substance in the fifth degree and speeding. According to court documents, Laskowske was originally pulled over on February 19, 2003 for speeding. The officer who pulled him over smelled the odor of marijuana. Upon searching the car, officers found seeds and stems appearing to be marijuana in an ashtray. A black duffel bag that contained a syringe, a bent spoon and two small baggies containing a white powdery residue was also found. The residue tested positive for metham- phetamine. Laskowske will appear again in court on April 15. Spa Jo's 2nd Anniversary Cornel Join us for Coffee & Treats Wed. - Fri. April 2nd-4th Hours: 9am-7pm Wed.-Fri. 9arn-12pm Sat Steve Voss MN Certified NBC-HIS @Be#one" A skilled Beltone Hearing Specialist will be in your area to consult with you about your hearing and conduct FREE computerized hearing tests to determine if a hearing aid might help. You might find out you don't even need an aid! Don't you owe it to yourself and to the ones you love to hear and understand better? The benefits of hearing aids may vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation, and proper fit. Senior Citizens Center Ortonville, MN April 8, 9-11 AM 1-800-669-3171 @2003, Behone Electronics Corporation Buy Factory Direct -- New Pontoon Boats 21 ft. NEW Forester. 2 i Ft. Forester Fish & Cruise w/23" Pontoons. 25 H.P. Mercury s7 495 New 4-Stroke Factory Second Mercurys 40 HP. $3,995 75 HP $4,995 50 HP $4,200 90 HP $5,300 We Deliver Anywhere 60 HP $4,500 ! 15 HP $5,700 www.tandmmarine.com Obituaries Donald Holtquist Funeral services for Donald W. Holtquist, age 79, of Big Stone City, SD, were held Thursday, March 27, 2003, in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville, with the Reverend Richard Boehnke officiating. Don died on Sunday, March 23, 2003, in the Ortonville Hospital in Ortonville. The organist was Pat Kunz. due to ill health. In two severe strokes handicapped. He Big Stone City unti resident of the in Ortonville in following a heart strokes. Don was a member Lutheran Church in he attended church served as an usher. Farmer's Elevator Don enjoyed playing cards, spectator kinds, bird watching, pickup truck to observe Pallbearers were his six sons, Gary, Greg, Douglas, Bruce, David, and Mike Holtquist. Honorary pallbearers were Vernon Loeschke, Arnold and Gene Holtquist, Phil Peterson, Les Bissett, Carl Folkens, Howard Sitter, Marvin Knopf, Arvel Trapp and his friends from the Cottage Inn. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Alban Township, Grant County, SD. Don was born on June 25, 1923, in rural Grant County, SD, the son of Alder and Ethel (Miller) Holtquist. He attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Milbank High School in 1941. Don lived in rural Grant County, SD, until his marriage to Alice Schwandt on Oct. 5, 1946, in St. John's Lutheran Church in Alban Township. Following marriage, the couple resided on a farm near Lake Albert, rural Milbank, SD, until 1951. They lived on a farm west of Clinton, from 1951-1962, until moving to the family farm south of Big Stone City, SD. Don retired from farming in 1980 Ernest Lebouc Ernest P. Lebouc of Ortonville passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2003 at the Ortonville Hospital. Memorial services were held Saturday, March 29 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Bellingham with Rev. James W. Hesse and Rev. Robert A. Friedrich officiating. Interment was held in the Bellingham City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harold Strei, Lloyd Hanson, Gary Wollschlager and Mike Reiffenberger. Congressional songs were sung, with Sue Ohm at the organ. Ernest Pascal Lebouc was born on Sept. 8, 1925 to parents Pascal and Eugenie (Porrier) Lebouc at LaFontenelle, France. He was baptized and received First Communion at the church in LaFontenelle, France. Ernest was united in marriage to Doris Ericksen on Dec. 19, 1953 at Tom McCallum Funeral services for Tom McCallum, age 58, of Clinton were held on Friday, March 21, 2003 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Officiating was Rev. Lloyd Berger with Pam Chase serving as organist and Ann Nelson serving as soloist. Pallbearers were Jim Ringsaker, Larry Nelson, Lee Sigler, Rickey Anderson, Bob Fletcher, Dick Benson, Shane and Dylan McCallum and Megan Nystrom. Interment was at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville. Thomas Dougall McCallum was born on August 23, 1944 at Ortonville, MN to parents Leslie Lane and Hilda (Tober) McCallum. He grew up and attended school at Ortonville. He graduated from Ortonville High School and attended school in Minneapolis. Tom was employed at Tel-Elect in Bloomington, MN for a time before moving back to work on his family County and the Big Refuge. He especially grandchildren's visits. was asked how he reply was, "One day at Survivors include Big Stone City, SD; sx daughters-in-law, Ortonville. MI, Gre Waterford, MI; Doug City, NY; Bruce and MI, David, Miami Mike and Terri. Big three daughters and Susanne l-tolt( Sandy and Ron Becky Holtquist seventeen g grandchildren: two sister-in-law, Hard Holtquist, Milbank, Holtquist, Ft. Collins, nieces and nephews. Don's parents and Allan Holtquist, death. The Emanuel-patt Home of Milbank arrangements. Rockford, IL. He from 1951 until 1967 Ernest and Bellingham in 1967 and operated the school bus, and the Sinclair bulk and until retirement in moved to Ortonville. In his lifetime he work, gardening, co home, and visiting friends. He is survived by h Ortonville, sisters of Minneapolis, France, and one Lebouc also of France. He was preceded to parents and one brotlaer Death came to March 23 at the He had reached the six months and 15 dayS. farm near Ortonvill employed by Cenex he worked for Tom was giftec engineering things. by those whose live' Tom passed aWa March 17, 2003 reaching the age and 21 days. Survivors include Stan Serocki of children, Troy (Lot Rosemont, MN an Nystrom of Prior sisters, Jane MN, Jean (Jim) Nancy (Jerry) MN, and Helen SD; one brother McCallum of FergUs grandchildren Me Shane and D3 Concert set at First English First English Lutheran Church of Ortonville, invites the general public to join Captive Free, a music ministry team from the Minneapolis- based Youth Encounter, for a Concert on Saturday, April 5th at 7:00 PM. Captive Free theme "Head to th, through po Contemporary puppetry. This event is (a freewill offering help support this This is an event Your Minnesota Propane Dealers 877-aSa-O=Tt www.MNPmpane.com TuesdaY' Page 10 " INDEPENDENT