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The Abbey Road Band has been performing their Beatles tribute show since 2002. Headquartered in Rapid City, SD, they are well known throughout the Dakotas. Having per- formed events large and small, the Fourth of July celebration at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial for an estimated crowd of 30,000 was a highlight. This premier Beatles tribute band brings its authentic re-creation of the Beatles sound to Ortonville on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ogonville High School Auditorium. This timeless and highly entertaining show will thrill teenagers to senior citizens and is brought to the commu- nity through the Chautauqua Concert Association. The Abbey Road Band is a group of veteran musicians who also happen to be passionate Beatles fans. They have discussed at length "how to pre- sent a fitting tribute to the Beatles without fake wigs, costumes and some attempt to actually look like the Beatles." They're not 20 years old anymore, ABBEY ROAD BAND will entertain Chautauqua Concert members with songs from the Beatles. They will perform at the OHS Auditorium on April 9. so they decided that their emphasis thesizers and digital drums. Every would be on the music and the sound, part is live. It's fun music and they're The challenge of performing Beatles having fun playing it and involve the music live, especially from the later audience as much as possible during albums, is met through the use ofsyn- the show. il The Minnesota Department of travel in that area. Motorists can be mately 2 miles east of Ortonville. De- Transportation and the Minnesota State fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in tour is Highway 75, Highway 7 and Patrol have closed Highway 12 ap- jail. In addition, if travelers need to be Highway 119. proximately two miles east of Or- rescued from a closed road, other ex- The following state highways in tonville due to flooding, penses and penalties will apply,west central Minnesota are currently Traffic is detoured to Highway 75, The following state highways areopen but conditions can change rap- Highway 7 and Highway 119. High-closed until further notice: idly. Motorists should use extreme cau- way 12 east of Ortonville will remain • Highway 75 is closed near Kent. tion approaching the following areas: closed until further notice. Detour is Wilkin County Road 3 and • Highway 12 approximately seven- Motorists should plan accordingly. Wilkin County Road 26. miles east of Ortonville at Horseshoe When a road is closed it is illegal to • Highway 12 is closed approxi- Lake - Open to traffic, watch for water icle OltO TODD OUON We work with all insurance companies. Repair or Replacement • Free Pickup and Delivery 100% Customer Satisfaction • Every Car Vacuumed and Washed Our large in-stock selection of over 2 O0 windshields means faster service for your. YOUR COMPLETE AUTO GLASS & BODY SHOP Steaks, Roasts, HamburgerPork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $39.95 .l Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE Second Street • Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone i 839-2255 Toll Free 888-819-2255 on {he rofidway. Every flood is dangerous to mo- torists. If you must travel in the west central Minnesota area, follow these safe driving practices (source: Federal Emergency Management Agency uring.shtm): • Expect the unexpected - flash floods can occur anytime, anywhere. • Flooding can knock out bridges, undercut highways and clog roads with mudslides and debris. • Mn/DOT will identify which roads are closed and warn motorists of po- tential pavement break up or soft shoulders that could give way. • Drivers are warned not to drive around barricades and to check the state's traveler information Web site www.511 or call 5-1-1 for road conditions, closures and alternate routes. • Do not drive into flooded areas. • If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling. • A foot of water will float many ve- hicles. • Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles and pick-ups. For updated information, call 5 t 1 or click on www.511 when traveling in any area of the state where potential flooding condi- tions exist. For weather and flood warnings, go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Web site at or listen to NOAA weather radio or local radio stations. LQP residents to be And other places I've hung out over the years By Arlo Janssen When I was serving a church in Benson, AZ, in 2001, I said after a service, that I was taking a computer class at the Cochise College Center. Kidding about my lack of knowledge of the computer, I said, "I know so lit- tle about the computer that one day the teacher gave a command, 'Right click,' so I wrote "click'." Most of the people laughed, especially those who were 'computer literate.' A girl about 12 or 13 came up to me later and said, "You didn't really write the word click, in that computer class, did you, Pastor?" (Today, even the children are computer literate; that girl was concerned about whether her pastor was really that computer illiter- ate.) I had to assure her that I was kidding. It seemed to make her feel better. ****~* When I was serving a pastoral vacancy at Faith Lutheran Church in Tucson in 2004, one Sunday in the pulpit, I read a paragraph that I thought was interesting. Then I said, "That's so interesting, I'm going to read it to you again." After I had read it, I said, "By the way, that was writ- ten by a theologian from Benson." i There was a ripple of laughter I through the sanctuary and a woman r was heard saying ,to her daughter, "He's from Benson. ' A few Sundays later, in the same pulpit, I again repeated a paragraph I thought was interesting. This time, however, I said, "I'm not going to tell you that this was written by a theolo- gian from Benson; I wrote it myself." That got a bigger laugh, but, I'll admit that there were a few groans. They were listening, though, weren't they? In that same church, a few Sundays after Easter I was preaching on the confrontation of Thomas with Jesus after the resurrection. At the end of the sermon, I reminded the congrega- tion that we shouldn't be too hard on Thomas. "Because of his leap of faith," I said, "we have named church- es, colleges, and universities after Thomas. In fact, I guess about one third of all Torn, Dick, and Harrys have that as a first name." I got some laughter, but I'll admit that there were a few groans that time, too-right there in church! Signed copies of Arlo's book about growing up in Odessa are available at Otrey Lake Gallery in Ortonville. If you would like to contact him, write to PO Box 1311, Benson, AZ, 85602. E- mail: arlo.janssen@gmail, corn aware of phone scam County Township ! Meetings ] The Lac qui Parle Sheriff s Office has been informed by Farmers Census Report Mutual Telephone Company of ALANON MEETINGS every Bellingham of a phone scare. A caller Additional information regarding Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Ortonville identifies himself as a representative the 2010 Census for Big Stone Senior Citizen Center (use side of the new technology help desk for County has been received from Big entrance). Friends and family of alco- Farmers MutualTelephone. Stone County Auditor Michelle holics are invited. 32-TF* The calls appear as unknown Knutson. name and unknown number on caller In last week's issue the county and AA MEETINGS every Monday, ID. The caller asks for personal city populations were reported. The 8:30 a.m., 406 Sisseton, Big Stone identification information, such as township census numbers are nowCity, SD and every Tuesday, 8 p.m., birthdate, mother's maiden name, available. Ortonville Senior Center, 200 Mon- address and spelling of last name. Akron Township - 168 roe Ave. (use side entrance). 25-TF* Farmers Mutual Telephone AlmongTownship- 110 Company advises that this is a scam Articholke Township- 79 and no information should be given. Big Stone Township- 275 Benefit set for If you do receive a call like this, Browns Valley Township- 125 R. Martinson hang up. If you are a Farmers Mutual Foster Township - 112 Telephone Company client, after Graceville Township- 197 A benefit for Richard Martinson hanging up, immediately pick up the Malta Township - 98 who is undergoing cancer treatments, headset and dial *57. This will track Moonshine Township- 102 will be held on Saturday, April 16 at the phone call for Farmers Mutual Odessa Township- 132 the Clinton Memorial Building from Telephone Company. If you receive a call, please call. Ortonville Township - 95 5-7 p.m..There will be a Supper and a Otrey Township - 87 .... Silent Auction, also, with baskets or Farmers Mutual Telephone Company Prior Township - 247 other donations of items left with at 320-568-2105 and leave a message Toqua Township - 53 Sandy Gillespie (320-325-5139) or at that you have received a call and you City Populations: Bonnies Hometown Grocery. have dialed *57 to track the number. Barry - 16 If you would like to donate food or Farmers Mutual Telephone Company Beardsley - 233 help with the benefit, call ShM Botker has agreed to waive all fees for using Clinton - 449 at 320-839-2138. Monetary dona- this feature. Correll - 34 tions may be given the evening of the If you have any questions or Graceville- 577 supper. If you are unable to attend, concerns, contact Farmers Mutual Odessa- 135 monetary donations may be sent to Telephone Company at 320-568- Ortonville- 1916 "Richard Martinson Benefit",PO Box 2105. Total Population - 5269 257, Clinton, MN 56225 by April 16. Checks are payable to the "Richard Martinson Benefit." Supplemental funds have been applied for with Swift-Big Stone Thrivent Branch EBT Acce 31319. HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839.2653 PerLb. ’~, ~ Seasoned-PerLb.PoRKSAUSAGE ......... --$.1.99 DELl HAM ........................ ,..--,.- / kocatly Grown Beef - Per Lb. d~ll Locally Grown Pork - Per Lb. QUARTERS & SIDES ..... ;~1.95 HALF A HOG ..................... 89’ 90% Lean - Per Lb. HAMBURGER PATTIES ........................................................ ~2.~ Ne co,4eF /ooc &'ear,,S... Check out our farm insurance programs[ 113 NW 1 st Street ° Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-6145 Life Home Car Business T/~ 'No Y,'gg~' P~ "- Easter Cantata at Clinton's Elim Church April 17 A choir from many different churches in the area will present an Easter Cantata at Elim Lutheran Free Church in Clinton on Sunday, April 17, beginning at 7 p.m. A free will offering will take place for expenses. Lunch will be served following the program. All are welcome to attend. Director isKathy Moberg, with accompanistBonnie Stotesbery. Leader is Brent Olson. The public is invited to come and enjoy the Easter Season by attending this Cantata. (ADVx2) Ortonville High School class of 1971 reunion set The Ortonville High School class of 1971 reunion will be held Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Diane (Koehntopp) Vangsness lake home at 77651 Meadowbrook Rd. W., Ortonville. If desired, please bring: 1. Dish to pass or snacks to share; 2. Beverage of choice; 3. New white t-shirt (see below); 4. Lawn or folding chair; 5. Free will donation to help defray expenses and replenish class funds. Roast beef sandwiches and potato salad will be furnished (the rest of the food and snacks will be pot luck) and will be served throughout the evening, so feel free to come and go as you please! Joyce (Hoberg) Kaatz is hoping tO' arrange a float for us to ride on in the Cornfest parade on Sunday (60's and 70's attire optional) and has volun- teered to tie-dye t-shirts for those who bring one on Friday night. Contact Judy (Hausauer) Fuller with ques- tions. Our former teachers are wel- come ! Please pass this information on to all class members you have contact with, as no mailing is being done. Page 2 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, April 5,2011