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Fr. Roman B. Spors Fr. Roman B. Spors, age Cloud, died Friday, March 25, St. Benedict's Senior Community, St. Cloud. Mass of Christian Burial will be today, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Emily's 82, St. 2011 at Catholic Church Emily. Visitation wil be one hour prior to the service at the church today. Burial will be Thursday, April 7, 2011 in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Rosen, following a 2 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud. Roman Bernard Spors was born Dec. 13, 1928 in Milbank, SD, to John and Mary (Hackert) Spors of Rosen. After parochial school in Rosen, and public high school at Bellingham, Roman received a scholarship to attend St. John's University, graduating with a degree in Chemistry, then attended St. Cloud Teachers College. Following college, Roman was drafted, and served in the US Army during the Korean War. Upon arriving in Korea, he transferred from the Infantry to the Army Band. By his life being spared in this manner, God called him to the priesthood. He attended St. John's University and the St. Paul Seminary for his priesthood studies, and was ordained on May 31, 1958 by Bishop Laurence Glenn in Duluth, celebrating his first Mass in Rosen on June 5, 1958. Roman began his priestly appointments as assistant pastor at Good Shepherd Church (1958-60) and Sacred Heart Cathedral in Duluth (1961-1963). During these years he was also an instructor at Cathedral High School. While he was an assistant at St. Anthony's Church in Ely, (1963-66) he became close friends of the James and Shyrl Strang family and shared their love of music. Following other assignments at Split Rock, Sturgeon Lake, and Brainerd, he remained at St. Emily's Church, Emily, until his Golden Jubilee celebration and retirement in June, 2008, when he moved to St. Cloud. Additional areas of service included Director of Rural Life Conference, as well as a Spiritual Advisor to the Cursillo Movement, which was a very important part of Roman's life. Father loved being a 'fix it' man, renovating a cabin, but he loved people most of all. His cabin on Trout Lake was open to all ALL the time. His gentle laid back nature made him approachable for everyone of all ages and faiths. Roman had a good sense of humor and loved to laugh. He will be deeply missed. Fr. Roman is survived by two sisters and one brother: Marita (Spors) Schuelke of Marietta, Sister Lois Spors, OSB, of Crookston, and Leon (Mariann) Spors of Fort Collins, CO, and 28 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Lawrence and his spouse, Loretta (Reiffenberger), a sister Mildred and her spouse Raymond Karels, and brother-in-law Robert Schuelke, husband of Marita. Jim and Shyrl Strang preceded him in death but the Strang children remained close friends and caretakers: Tom (Patty) Strang, Jack Strang, Mary Strang, and Kathy (Leo) Lara. e g Blood Pressure: It's a Balancingpressure dangers include affects on Act kidneys, which will be unable to Most people hear about all the eliminate wastes from the body, or on symptoms and side effects of high the arteries, which will decrease blood blood pressure. The opposite end of the supply to the heart and may result in spectrum can be just as daunting if not heart attack. kept in check. Low blood pressure is "Shock" is the result when low desirable in many cases, unless the blood pressure becomes life threatening reading is too low. Low blood pressure after persisting for a long time. can cause major damage to organs, Caregivers need to know when low especially the brain, blood pressure needs to be addressed by When the pressure is not enough to a medical professional, and ways to deliver blood to the body's organs, they keep the body working at its maximum will not work properly and can become capacity. temporarily and even permanentlyHere are some common causes of damaged. With the brain, a low blood low blood pressure, which is most pressure limits oxygen, causing common in people over the age of 65: lightheadedness, ,_dizziness and1) Dehydration faintness. Other examples of low blood 2) Moderate or severe bleeding Reach 2.5 Million Readers by p/acing just ONE ad with your local newspaper It's Easy It's Effective * It's Affordable Expand your market and increase your profits by advertising in newspapers all over the state through the Minnesota 2x2 Display Ad Network. 3) Severe inflammation or infection of organs 4) Heart disease 5) Medications Here are some symptoms a loved one may be exhibiting if experiencing chronic low blood pressure: 1) Dizziness or lightheadedness 2) Fainting 3) Lack of concentration 4) Blurred vision 5) Nausea 6) Cold, clammy and pale skin 7) Rapid, shallow breathing 8) Fatigue 9) Depression 10) Thirst Many times low blood pressure isn't serious. However, if a caregiver sees a trend of low readings and the symptoms above in their loved one, it's time to seek medical attention. Sometimes these small symptoms all add up to a larger, more serious problem. So, how low is low? There is no good answer, as every person's normal is unique. Many experts believe that 115/75 is optimal, and low to be 90/60. Only one of the numbers has to be in the low range to be considered "low blood pressure." A caregiver can help a loved one prevent low blood pressure by implementing these simple home TAX-FREE FUTURE. Now more Americans can convert to a Roth IRA! A new law lifts income limit restrictions when converting funds from other IRAs and some retirement plans. And, any amount can be converted. This attractive savings plan is now open to many more people.., single and married. Perhaps you are one of these Americans who can now add this valuable investment program to your future. Don't miss your opportunity. Tall< to a Minnwest Banker about your situation today. You may be able to convert your Traditional, SIMPLE, SEP or Non-Deductible IRA or 4oI(k) to a Roth IRA. Unlike risky Wall Street investments, a Minnwest Roth IRA is a safe and secure Certificate of Deposit. Every Roth IRA is independently insured by the FDIC from other non-retirement deposits for up to $250,000. Interest earned on a Roth IRA is tax exempt. Qualified withdrawals from a Roth IRA are tax-free. 2I Southeast Second St. I Ortonville (32o) 839-2568 www. minnwe stb ank. corn MINNWEST BANK" Member FDIC practices, recommended by Mayo Clinic. Drink more water. Fluids increase blood volume and prevent dehydration which is so important for those with low blood pressure. Follow a healthy diet. Go slowly when changing body positions. This will reduce dizziness. A person with low blood pressure should take a few deep breaths before sitting up in bed and then rising slowly. An elevated position for the head also helps the effects of gravity. Eat small, low-carb meals. This helps limit the trend of blood pressure dropping sharply after meals. Drinking caffeinated coffee or tea with meals may also help increase blood pressure during that time. Use more salt. Many people are encouraged to limit their salt intake. For someone with low blood pressure, however, salt can be a good thing. Make sure a loved one checks with their doctor about the amount of salt to use, depending on other health conditions. Wear compression stockings. This helps relieve the blood that pools in veins and increase blood flow throughout the body. Medications. Several medications are available to treat low blood pressure. Make sure a loved one consults their physician for any possible medication benefits. Low blood pressure is something that can be recognized and treated early on. As a caregiver, it's important to have a basic knowledge of the symptoms and also ways to maintain healthy blood pressure for a loved one. High or low, it is essential to the body's well-being. Article adapted from Weekly 3-3-11, Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer. If you would like more information on "Blood Pressure - It's a Balancing Act" feel free to contact Gall Gilman-Waldner, Program Development and Coordination - Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging@, Inc. and Professor Emeritus - University of Minnesota at 507-389- 8869 or e-mail Gall at Additional resources are available by contacting the Senior LinkAge Line~ at 1-800-333- 2433 or visiting the MinnesotaHelp.Info@ website at www.MinnesotaHelp.Info@. Cancer Support Grp. donates to "Cure Kids Cancer" The Big Stone County Cancer Support Group donates 25 percent of the money they raise each year to a cancer research hospital. This year, the Cancer Support Group is making a donation to the Cure Kids Cancer pro- gram at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD. The mission of Cure Kids Cancer is to help children's cancer centers, like the one at Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, find life- saving treatments and eventually cures for children's cancer by raising funds and awareness. Sadly, more than 11,000 children will be diag- nosed with various forms of cancer this year; and instead of chasing but- terflies, these children will be learning about the serious experiences of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and hospital or clinic visits. Cancer is a devastating disease-especially in chil- dren. It changes dramatically the lives of entire families and often affects them for many years. Despite the remarkable advances in treatment, cancer is the leading cause of death in children under age 15, second only to accidents. World-class physicians and researchers in children's hospitals lead the effort to help children with cancer by providing the most sophisticated treatments available and conducting research that has resulted in advanced treatments and cures for some child- hood cancer. Xeep recycling working. Buy recycled. For a free brochure, please call 1-800-2-KECYCLE or visit m e , eNVIRONMeNTAL DeFeNse finding the w|y! that work MN Department of Revenue releases business tax The Minnesota Department of deficit and is no longer needed for Revenue is releasing $97 million in cash-flow purposes. He said the business tax refunds after Governor refunds will give businesses access to Mark Dayton signed into law a mea- much-needed capital to help put more sure to repeal the refund delay Minnesotans to work. imposed by the 2010 legislature. "We will begin processing the The Department began holding refunds immediately," said acting sales and corporate refunds in Commissioner Dan Salomone. December after the legislature enact- "Businesses should begin receiving ed a budget balancing delay of $152 their refunds this week." million in business refunds through Nearly 1800 refunds have been the remainder of the biennium, which delayed since December, including ends in July. Last month, the about $65 million in sales tax refunds Governor urged the legislature to and $32 million in corporate tax reverse its action in light of the refunds. Of the total $97 million, improved budget forecast, saying the $65.4 million is currently accruing delay will have no impact on the state interest at 3.0 percent. NOTICE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 06-PR-11-67 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE NOTICE OF AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of HAZEL G. SHEROD, Decedent It is Ordered and Notice is given that on April 20, 2011, at 8:00 A.M., a hearing will be held in this Court at 20 Second Street SE, Suite 107, Ortonville, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Decedent dated March 23, 1998, ("Will"), and for the appointment of Elizabeth McTighe, whose address is 349 Munsterman Street S., Appleton, MN 56208 as Personal Representative of the Estate of a Decedent in an UNSUPERVISED administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the Personal Representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: March 24, 2011 Gerald J. Seibel, Judge of District Court Julie Berger, Deputy Court Administrator Attorney for Petitioner Mark A. Gruenes Swenson, Nelson & Stulz, PLLC 214 6th Avenue Madison, MN 56256 Attorney License No: 0303367 Telephone: (320) 598-7578 Fax: (320) 598-3701 Emaih (March 29 & April 5, 2011) (~Ch, eck; out our web site ,., NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BIG STONE COUNTY, MINNESOTA STATE AID PROJECT Closing Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 NOTICE is hereby given that SEALED BIDS will be received by the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners at the Auditor's Office, Big Stone County Courthouse, 20 SE 2nd St., Ortonville, MN until 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, for the followingproject: STATE AID PROJECT NO. SAP 006-610-023 STATE AID PROJECT NO. SAP 006-613-007 LOCATION: Between TH 75 & W Jct CSAH 12 LOCATION: Between TH 28 & Traverse CSAH 9 TYPE OF WORK: Bituminous Overlay and Aggregate Shoulder TYPE OF WORK: Bituminous Overlay and Aggregate Shoulder LENGTH: 5.221 miles LENGTH: 1.936 miles The major items of work are approximately: SAP 006-610-023, County Project No. SAP 006-610-023 Between TH 75 & W Jct CSAH 21; length: 5.221 miles The major items of work are: Aggregate Shouldering Class 1 ............................. 5,245 ton Type SP 9.5 Wearing Course Mixture (2,B) ....... 3,841 ton Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mixture (2,B) ....... 5,783 ton SAP 006-613-007, County Project No. SAP 006-613-007 Between TH 28 & Traverse CSAH 9; length: 1.936 miles The major items of work are: Aggregate Shouldering Class 1 ............................. 2,329 ton Mill Bituminous Surface ............................ 1,813 sq. yd. Type SP 9.5 Wearing Course Mixture (2,B) ....... 1,636 ton ~ ype SP 12.5 Wearing ourse Mixure (2,B) ........ 2,545 ton Plans and Proposal may be downloaded at no charge at, click on Highway Dept., click on E-Gram Link to Contractor and bidder information. Proposals, Plans and Specifications are available at: Big Stone County Highway Department, PO Box 98, 437 Minnesota Street North, Ortonville, MN 56278. Cost - Plan and Proposal Counter Pice $75.00, Mailed Price $100.00 (does not include 6.875% tax). Make check payable to the Big Stone County Highway Department. Bids must be sealed, identified on the envelope and accompanied by a Bidder's Bond or Certified Check in an amount equal to at least 5% of the total bid made payable to the Big Stone County Highway Department. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities thereof. Nick Anderson, Big Stone County Engineer (April 5, 12 & 19, 2011) Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company of Bellingham Notice is hereby given of the Annual Meeting of the Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company of Bellingham, Minnesoa to be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7,2011 at the Bellingham Village Hall. The purpose of the meeting shall be to: Elect directors Report of Audit Transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting Hand out dividend checks Door prizes will be given away Entertainment Lunch will be served The Board of Directors NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE Telephone Company Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Members of Farmers Mutual Telephone Company will be held at the City Hall in Bellingham, Minnesota, on Tuesday, April 12 at 12:30 p.m., for the following purposes: 1 The reports of officers, directors and committees 2. The election of three (3) directors for a three-year term DISTRICT #2: DISTRICT #3: DISTRICT #4: Clair Anderson, Bellingham, MN Lyle Dahle, Marietta, MN (Incumbent) Orman Street, Marietta, MN Kenneth C. Gloege, Bellingham, MN Robert Streich, Marietta, MN Michael Will, Marietta, MN John Plathe, Bellingham, MN , (Incumbent) 3 Vote on proposed amendment to Bylaws 4. Such other business as may come before the meetifig. Registration will begin at 11:30 am The Business Meeting will be called to order at 12:30 p.m Entertainment by "The Moonlighters" 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Capital Patronage Checks will be given out. Drawing for Door Prizes Lunch will be served Lloyd Hanson, Secretary 301 2nd Street South PO Box 308, Bellingham, MN 50212 320-500-2105 Page 12 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, April 5,201]