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Another small worlder! Received a call from Don Wendling of St. Louis Park, saying he can't find Hobo Soup anymore in the metro area where he always bought it at Beyerleys and Rainbow stores. We informed him a new batch is soon coming and we'd let him know when it comes off the line. Don, 85, says "I may have eaten the first can of Hobo Soup." His aunt and uncle were the late Earl and Ruth Wendling of Ortonville, Earl being a former Pharmacist here and later manager of our Vet's Club. Don says he also knew our late father publisher, Lem, when he served in the MN State Legislature, as Don worked for years as Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff, under Sheriff Ed Ryan, and Don's work placed him at times in the legis- lature. How about this? A metro area landlord friend recently told us of an incident about a young lady who had just rented an apt. from him. When he asked about her financial credentials, she said she was living on her unem- ployment pay. When asked if she was looking for a job, her answer was "at $1,400 a month, it's like a vacation for me...I'll start looking when the free money stops!" What an attitude!! " .... hr?des who wander through life with • nq dreams, no goals, no plans even for tomorrow. Do not pity them. They made their choice when they made no choice. To watch the races from the stands is safe. Who can stumble, who can fall, who can be jeered if they make no effort to par- ticipate? Art thou a player?. As a isIayeryeranii0t lose. Those who wm may carry off the fruits of victo- ry and yet those who are defeated, today, have learned valuable lessons that may turn the tide for them tomorrow. What do you want for your life? Consider long and well before you decide, you may attain : it_wealth, power, a loving home, peace mind, land, respect, position? Whatever your goals maybe, fix them in y9 !r mind and never let loose. Understand that even this may not be sufficient, for life is unfair. Not all who work hard and patiently and have goals will achieve success. Without any of these three ingredients, however, fail- ure is a certainty. Give yourself every chance to succeed. And if you fail, fail trying! Draw up your plans today. Ask yourself where you will be, a year from today, if you are still doing the things you are doing now. Then decide where you would prefer to be in terms of wealth or position or whatever your dreams may be. Next, plan what you must do, in the next 12 months, to reach your goa!. And finally, do it! ill" fi A Wheaton man was found guilty Sentencing is scheduled for June 21. Collins testified that he went to the on Wednesday, May 26 of killing a rod- State guidelines recommend a sentence church to beat up Aundrea's stepfather dler while swinging a baseball bat at around 17 1/2 years, but didn't intend to kill him. His first her stepfather inside a church, which Collins was accused of striking 14- swing missed Hankins and instead hit stemmed from a fight over a $20 debt month-old Aundrea Brownlow after he the girl, cracking her skull. and home appliances, got into a fight with her stepfather, At the time of the attack, the now- David Collins, 50, of Wheaton, Claude Hankins, at Thy Kingdom closed church, which catered partly to waived his right to a jury trial and was Come World Ministries in Wheaton people with drug and alcohol addic- convicted by Traverse County District last September. Prosecutors said Lions, was led by the Rev. Danny Judge Gerald Seibel of unintentional Collins stormed the church and tried to Barnes. He found Collins several second-degree assault. He was acquit- attack the girl's father over $20 that hours after the fight in Brookings, SD. ted of intentional second-degree tour- Hankins owed Collins and a dispute der. about a washer and dryer. State Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Gran- Perrus and Mr. Griffith to come visit 'Tve asked experts to come in and ire Falls, announced that he will be my district. I thought it would be ira- explain specifically how businesses hosting a presentation on the economic portant to let our local businesses know can move forward in using these tax development opportunities available to about the investments and credits that credits and incentives," said Sen. local businesses in the jobs bill recently are now available to them." Kubly. "This is a great opportunity for passed by the Legislature. The event Sen. Kubly said the bill uses a vari- owners to learn about ways to grow will take place on Monday, June 14 at ety of tax credits and financial incen- their businesses, create jobs, and im- Valentino's in Montevideo (110 South Lives to spark investment and jobs in prove the local economy. I encourage First Street) beginning at noon. The start-up companies, construction proj- everyone to attend." presentation will feature Julie Perrus ects, and local economic development Anyone with comments or ques- and Bill Griffith from the law firm initiatives. An Angel Investor Tax Lions about this legislation can contact Larkin Hoffman. Credit is included, to lure investments Sen. Kubly at 301 State Capitol, 75 "This jobs bill is one of the best ini- in small, start-up companies in the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., tiatives we've passed for Minnesota high-technology, bioscience, andgreen St. Paul, MN 55155-1606. businesses in my legislative career," manufacturing sectors. Also included or 651- explained Sen. Kubly. "I recently saw a in the bill are a Historic Structure Re- 296-5094. similar presentation at another event habilitation Credit and an increase in and was very impressed, so asked Ms. the Research and Development Credit. Li vii The Minnesota Department of Edu- cation State Library Services and the Minnesota College Savings Plan is pleased to announce the second year of Fifteen parents will have a chance to win $1,000 toward their child's future college education and $500 for their li- brary! The libraries with the most en- in official entry card, available at the li- brary. Return the postage-paid entry card to your library staff or drop it in the mail. The Promotion begins June Celebrate Clinton Saturday, June 5; Breakfast, Parades Celebrate Clinton Day will be held Saturday, June 5 - a one-day event sponsored by the Clinton Women's Civic Club, with assistance from the Clinton Fire Department. The schedule is as follows: 7:30 - 8 a.m. - Registration for the third annual Clinton Cruise Walk/Run. A Breakfast of pan- cake/sausage/eggs will be served at the Clinton Memorial Building from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A free-will donation will be accepted for the breakfast. The proceeds from Celebrate Clinton Day will be used partially for depot park improvements, including shelter area, landscaping and playground. The Kiddie Parade will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Main Street with the Grand Parade at 11 a.m. with lineup for the Grand Parade at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton, begin- ning at 10:30 a.m. (Note Change of line-up location) i? C S 5; ,7 :i PARADE ENTRIES NEEDED The Civic Club members are solic- iting entries for the parade to be held at 11:00 a.m. The Parade Route has been changed and the line-up will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot. Entrants are asked to be at Trinity beginning at 10:30 a.m. Please contact Donna Moberg or Denese Gustafson with questions about the parade or if yon wish to have an entry. Kids' games will begin at 1 p.m. at the Clinton Fire Hall with the Kids' water fight at 2 p.m. Various businesses and organiza- tions will have food available during the day and night in Clinton. The Clinton Cards will host a base- ball game at 4 p.m. with the Wheaton Walleyes and the Clinton Firemen's Street Dance will be held that evening. Kid Hollywood will provide the music for the dance Join us in Clinton for a fun-filled day to kick-off summer! Deadline nears for ".9 J T - ! .d _'7 =v Can you imagine this? Especially its successful partnership and the tries can also win a $100 Office Max 1, 2010 and entries must be post- for arealady golfers. Areport via the launch of the 2010 Summer Reading Gift Card. NEW! 1,000 $10 Instant marked by Aug. 13, 2010. Promotion GHC photo contest ~. intemet tells of a strict Moslem law Program Sweepstakes, "Dive into Sav- Win prizes ($10 Target gift cards) en- is av~lable to children born after 1997 The deadline for the first session of out of Indonesia calling for a ban on ing for College". couraging more reading throughout the (13 years old or younger), residents of "tight pants" for women, having dis- Last year, 15 libraries across the summer, the State of MN and who is participat- the GHC Photography Contest.. is, tibuted 20,000 long skirts and pro- AUTHOR DOUGLAS WOOD state were the proud winners of the All materials are available at the Or- ing in the 2010 Summer Reading Pro- quickly approaching. Participants .. must submit their digital photos _. hibiting shops from selling tight was a_guesLat_the_Ortonville "Get Creative @ Saving for collegC~ iE0nville Public Library and Graceville gram. dresses! Wouldn t our lady golfers - PubLic library on lhursday, May sweepstakes and a $500 cash award. Public Library for you to pick up. All For more information, please con- before Wednesday, June 30 to enter look 'great if they had to obey the 13. Wood is shown above with Ortonville Public Library was one of you need to do is enroll your child in tact your local library at Ortonville at the contest. Selected photographs will ' Indonesian law????? Indeed, thank his well known book "Old those libraries who received the $500 the Summer Reading Program at either 320-839-2494; Graceville at 320-748- be reproduced for display throughout ' God for America. Turtle". and Emily Ross of Ortonville won the library. Enter the Dive into Saving for 7332. Graceville Health Center and credit , * * * * * $1,000. College sweepstakes by filling out an will be gwen to all photographers " whose photos are chosen for display. Hats off to all who had a "We have received some wonder- part in staging what folks ful photographs so far," states who attended this year's " KDIO Temps Community Relations Director Carla Memorial Services, called Gilsdorf. "This is an excellent oppor- "an outstanding, most unique - tunity for people to share their talent and highly patriotic event". (Edit0i:'S note: This is the It is the distinctive smell of open-air and an insight into the events of those Hi_ LOW with the rest of the community for We are jealous and express first in a series of articles from food and flower markets, street-side times." May 23 77 62 years to come." Photographs taken sorrow in that it's one of theformer Ortonville Independ- vendors, masses of people, two-cycle Sunday evening ended with a walk within a 60 mile radius of Graceville . few Services over the years ent reporter Lyle Olson on his motorbikes, and so forth. It's a smell and dinner along the famous BundMay 24 91 61 are preferred, but other photographs that we we re unable to family's return to China.) we've missed. Promenade. On Monday, we navigated May 25 75 57 portraying a "West Central ****** We settled into Jon and Emily the Shanghai subway (with 30 exits May 26 77 52 Minnesota" theme will also be accept- attend! Congrats to all! ...,. - Shanghai, the largest City in China Minor's apartment on the 22nd floor of from the People's Square station) and May 27 84 55 ed. We doff our hats to some folks in at over 14 million, is home to the the Edifice building in thePuxiDistrict bus system to get to Zhujiajiao, a May 28 89 59 Photographers are invited to sub- our nation who really care about the World Expo that began May 1 andends (West River Shanghai) versus the 1,700-year-old water village with 36 lit photos in three different care- path on which our lawmakers are October 31. Seventy million people Puong District (East River Shanghai), ancient bridges still in use. The city May 29 90 59 gories: Scenery, Animals. and History. heading. A small school in are expected to attend, kind of like East and West South was featured on recent episodes of The There is no fee to enter the contest and Michigan, Hillsdale College, is trying Haibao, the little blue Expo mascot, Dakota our hosts say. Amazing Race. cash awards will be given for first .. to raise money "to take a stand for is everywhere, as are banners with the From Sisland, Jon directs regional About the g,a~e daughter-in-law Want name on place in each category. In addition. " liberty before it's too late." The theme"Better City, Better Lives." The sales and marketing for Daktronics. Melissa wrote: had to change there will be one "Best of Show" win- school wants to send to all members mascot looks like the Chinese character From Howard, Emily is a photogra- metro lines in the People's Square dur- Legion calendar? ner. Award winners willbeannounced " of Congress, members of the Obama forpeople (and Gumby). pher/blogger and shopping/travel ing rush house. Such a big place, more in August. Entries will be reviewed by "' gdmn.,local, state, and federal govt. Upon our arrival, we passed by guide. Both are SOSU grads, Joninag people than I've ever seen in one place Call Karn a committee and will be judged on a " officials, media members and educa- unique Expo buildings on the banks of business and marketing, Emily in jour- before. Pushing, shoving, rushing, it number of criteria including originali- tors at every levels nationwide, the Huangpu River. It's the largest nalism, was all we could do to keep together Anyone who would like to changety, composition, visual appeal, image copies of the US Constitution with World's Fair site ever at 5.28 square Our first sightseeing stop was the with all of our stuff without getting or add names or order birthday calen- quality and appropriateness (please no the heading 'we the people hold you kilometers (1,305 acres). The city built Propaganda Poster Art Center, the trampled! Inside the metro car was less dars from the American Legion obscene, graphic images, or nudity). accountable!' to remind all the recipi- 69 new roads and brought in 4,000 new world's best collection of over 5,000 than standing room only, if that's pos- Auxiliary should contact Lorrayne For more information about the ents that they are bound by the prin- taxis to bolster the 50,000 already run- pieces produced between 1949 and sible. It was definitely a good experi- Karn at 839-2353. contest, contact Carla Gilsdorf at 320- ciples of free markets, limited govt. ning. 1979. Located in the basement of a ence. Oh! and I used my first squat Anyone may have their name on 748-8244 or visit the GHC website: and civil and religious liberties as To get here, we flew West to get non-descript apartment building, the toilet at the bus station today. Another the calendar. (Non-Adv. 2) mandated by the Constitution." We East. Leaving Detroit at 4:30 p.m. last center contains remarkable examples interesting experience." hope they are successful. If you want Friday, we flew over Grand Forks, the of Communist propaganda, some ex- In two days, we're offto Kumming, to send a few bucks to help do so to Canadian Rockies, Alaska, the Bering tremely valuable, where exchange professors from PO Box 96607, Washington, D.C.Sea, and Japan, arriving at Shanghai For Yang Pei Ming, the center's di- SDSU lived between 1987 and 2002. /~1'~˘'/1˘/'°2",/~d78˘" 20090-6607. Pudong International about 7:15 p.m. rector, the exhibits are more than his Note." Lyle Olson, a professor in ..... Saturday, nearly 15 hours later, hobby. "Behind the happy faces beam- SDSU's Department of Journalism & Riding into the city, we noticed it. ing out of these posters," he writes, Mass Communication, is a Bristol Ha- Can anyone tell us why Both Aaron and Alyssa commented"one can only guess at the true-life Live. Gwen is from rural Ortonville. we are fighting in how on rare occasions sometimes in anxieties and hardships of the people The 2002 newspapers columns are still Afghanistan...why we are America, they've noticed it, but they these posters purported to represent, available at: S sending our young men over didn't know if it was real or imagined. Indeed, each poster is both an artwork sonlga/page2a.html. to face harms way...for what cause are we at war? It Vietnam...andSeems to smellwherea lOtislikethe Title III older We are pleased to welcome end, what goal do our leaders act funds have for victory?! It makes little sense! As we all know, now available war is ugly! If our lawmak- Funds are-available for projects to Ol[lr staf~ ers had to put on a uniform and programs to serve persons age 60 and bear arms, we can bet + and caregivers in a 27 county area the war would soon cease, or of southwest Minnesota. they'd find a real speedy way.The Mi/inegota River Area Agency to • ,tit wctory .... on Aging®, Inc. (MNRAAA) admin- isters grant/contract funds for services Strong Part Three to older adults and caregivers under * * * * * the federal01der Americans Act Thou Must Chart Thy Course based on an Area Plan submitted to With Care Or Ye Will Drift and approved by the Minnesota Board Forever on Aging. Without hard work you have learned Title III grant/contract funds are that you will never succeed So also, available to local public or private without patience. 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