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heart" 0 INDE: ENDENT "A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" II LE STUDENTS HELD a cookie dough sale recently', with proceeds going to the Ortonville TRAM junior  igh school students participated to raise over $2,000. Pictured above is ;cks to 1he top three sellers, Sarah Burns-first, Landon Dybdal-second, and Evan of the elementary participants. Many thanks go out to these students, they did a rn to start in Ortonville The Ride Across mg to Ortonville of this year. MS for The Ride is a bike ride coor- National Multiple Minnesota Chapter. bicyclist will in pledges used to support and cure for as well as to sup- the quali- who have MS. You official web- more information: This year's 14th Annual event is expected to draw over 1200 partici- pants, volunteers and personal support groups to Ortonville. The MS TRAM participants will begin arriving in Ortonville around noon on Sunday, July 27 and will be leaving for their six-day bike tour early on Monday morning July 28. As in past years, a number of MS TRAM kickoff festivities are being planned for Ortonville's Lakeside Park area. The theme is "Where the West Begins", and the MS TRAM committee is actively seeking help in decorating, rounding up western-style props and clothing, and other ideas. Local singers, musicians and other entertainers are encouraged to consid- er performing. Local food vendors are also being sought for Sunday. For food booth registration forms or other information, contact the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber office in downtown Ortonville. The Chamber's phone number is (320) 839-3284, or toll-free 1-800-568-5722. You can also e-mail: chamber@bigstonelake.com The next meeting for the local MS TRAM committee will be held at Ortonville's Dancing Bean Coffee Shop, Saturday, April at 8AM. Your ideas and participation are welcomed. dialysis fund over $100,000 has been donated Project in the original goal are still coming in to make the pro- raising events are to go to the Forever framed painting The auction was and is now dis- with bid sheets to place their Cantata will be United a community choir a 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, April 12th. The Odessa Rod & Gun Club is holding an 'All you can eat' Fish Fry on Monday, April 14th with a free will offering designated for dialysis. All gifts are welcome and encour- aged in any size. The goal is to have enough funds on hand to cover the cost of the Dialysis center. Funds donated by individuals, organizations and fund raisers such as above along with the match from the Big Stone Health Care Foundation and the grant written by Donna Moberg for Ortonville Area Health Service which resulted in $100,000 from the Minnesota Department of Health show tremendous unity and support for this project. Contributions should be made payable to the Big Stone Health Care Foundation and sent to the Foundation at 450 Eastvold Avenue, Ortonville, MN 56278. If you have any questions, call 320-839-4135. The Foundation office is located in the lower level of Northside Medical Center if you pre- fer to bring your donation in personal- ly. Please indicate that the donation is for the Kidney Dialysis Project. Since the Foundation is a tax exempt foun- dation under the Internal Revenue Code, all sums given are tax deductible in full. web site at www.ortonviUeindependent.com to present the Sing" music program I1 Elementary's fourth grade a music program on Friday, April II be held in the and each g several 'the Kindergarten Say Hello", "Up and students will how to do the "Willowbee", while the second grade class will feature a song called "Tippy Toes". Third grade students will be per- forming "Rockin' Robin" as well as the well known "This Land is Your Land". Not only will the fourth-graders be performing on their song flutes, they will also be singing an upbeat song called "Not Gonna Let That Ruin My Day". The public is invited to attend this program. There is no admission charge. ) Frauenshuh Law celebrates 20 yrs. Ronald R. Frauenshuli Jr. is celebrating 20 years of law practice in Ortonville. Frauenshuh expresses his thanks to the people of Big Stone Lake area for their support throughout the years and encourages the public to stop in and visit at his office in the lower level of the Center Mall. See ad inside for some of the areas he specializes in. Want name on Legion calendar? Call Karn Anyone who would like to change or add names or order birthday calendars from the American Legion Auxiliary should contact Lorrayne Karn at 839-2353. Anyone may have their name on the calendar. Archery meet Wednesday Minn Kota Archery Club will meet this Wednesday, April 9th at 7 p.m. at Larry's Refrigeration and Heating to plan summer events. Anyone interested please attend. in Mrs. Kramer's class are shown above which they will perform during their April 11. Brian Sellin is heading for Iraq Brian Sellin, a photo journalist for WDAY TV of Fargo, ND is accompanying the Military unit to Iraq. He and his partner will do cover stories for TV as well as the Fargo Forum newspaper. He is the son of Bill Sellin of Ortonville. Local soldier writes home, family awaits hts safe return U.S. forces in tanks and armored vehicles stormed into the center of Baghdad on Monday, seizing one of Saddam Hussein's palaces. As America enters into the third week of war, the lives of local residents con- tinue to be affected as their friends and family members serve in the war with Iraq Shane Anderson is an OHS gradu- ate who has been serving in the Persian Gulf since January 25, 2003. Anderson, who is the son of Kathy and Gregg Madsen of Wilmot, SD and Clifford Anderson of Appleton, was a student in the Ortonville school sys- tem since elementary school. He graduated from OHS in 1990. Immediately after his high school graduation, Shane joined the service and is still serving his country. He is currently employed by the Federal Aviation Administration in Oklahoma City, OK. In the Persian Gulf, he is working with an AWACS unit. Shane served 10 years active duty in the Air Force, and is now in the Air Force Reserve. He had come out of active duty shortly before the terrorist attacks of 9/11. On September 12, 2001, he was called to duty and has been serving ever since. Also waiting for Shane to return home safely are his wife and three daughters, whose names cannot be released due to security reasons. He has been able to make base-to-base telephone calls, and has been able to contact his family via e-mail. Shane sent the following e-mail to his moth- er about two weeks ago: Morn, We are pretty busy over here, so not a lot of time to talk. All is well with me and hopefully things will continue to go well. I know there is a lot of media coverage and things look pretty tense, but rest assured we are trained well and will continue to press forward. Love always, GOd Bless. Shane This was the last time Shane's mother heard from him, as his loca- tion in the Gulf has changed. According to Kathy, he can no longer receive packages and letters being sent to him. Shane's wife was also enrolled in the Air Force, but was discharged in August. Had she also been called to serve in the war, their children would have been sent to stay with "Grandma". According to Kathy, many of Shane's friends may remember him tbr his love of hunting and fishing. He also has a firm belief in God, his Country and his family. Kathy says that what Shane needs most right now is prayers for his safe- ty. "He is always on my mind," she says, "except maybe when I am sleep- ing." See more photos inside. County Board in support of military, telecommuntcators Big Stone County's Board of Commissioners passed two resolu- tions during the County Board meet- ing held last Tuesday. A resolution was passed support- ing the military personnel who are serving in the Persian Gulf. The Board of Commissioners resolved that they unequivocally supports the men and women of the Armed Forces who are carrying out their missions with professional excellence, dedicat- ed patriotism, and exemplary bravery. It was further resolved that the Board of Commissioners urge local government agencies, religious insti- tutions, employers, schools, charitable organizations, and all citizens to do all that is humanly possible to assist the families and loved ones of Armed Forces members with all necessary and available support. The motion to support the Armed Forces was made by Commissioner Athey, seconded by Commissioner Lane, and voted unanimously by the Board. In a second action, The Board passed a unanimous resolution pro- claiming the week of April 6-12, 2003 as "National Telecommunicator's Week". This resolution was passed in support of the personnel working as dispatchers for the Big Stone County 911 Dispatch Center. Included in the resolution was the point that during an emergency, the (Continued on page 3) GETTING AN EARLY START, Wayne Schoon is pictured above imbedding fertilizer into his land, located about 5 miles north of Ortonville. The warmer temperatures have enabled farmers to begin their fieldwork earlier than usual this year. SHOWN ABOVE REHEARSING for Ortonville HiRh School's olav Annie, which ran Friday and Saturday, are the "Orphans"; Chelsie Parady, Erin Peterson, ubrey Erick'sorl, Me an Williams, Nicole Holker, Paige Hanson, Samantha Meyer, Rachelle Hasslen and Morgan Simonitch. g heart" 0 INDE: ENDENT "A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" II LE STUDENTS HELD a cookie dough sale recently', with proceeds going to the Ortonville TRAM junior  igh school students participated to raise over $2,000. Pictured above is ;cks to 1he top three sellers, Sarah Burns-first, Landon Dybdal-second, and Evan of the elementary participants. Many thanks go out to these students, they did a rn to start in Ortonville The Ride Across mg to Ortonville of this year. MS for The Ride is a bike ride coor- National Multiple Minnesota Chapter. bicyclist will in pledges used to support and cure for as well as to sup- the quali- who have MS. You official web- more information: This year's 14th Annual event is expected to draw over 1200 partici- pants, volunteers and personal support groups to Ortonville. The MS TRAM participants will begin arriving in Ortonville around noon on Sunday, July 27 and will be leaving for their six-day bike tour early on Monday morning July 28. As in past years, a number of MS TRAM kickoff festivities are being planned for Ortonville's Lakeside Park area. The theme is "Where the West Begins", and the MS TRAM committee is actively seeking help in decorating, rounding up western-style props and clothing, and other ideas. Local singers, musicians and other entertainers are encouraged to consid- er performing. Local food vendors are also being sought for Sunday. For food booth registration forms or other information, contact the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber office in downtown Ortonville. The Chamber's phone number is (320) 839-3284, or toll-free 1-800-568-5722. You can also e-mail: chamber@bigstonelake.com The next meeting for the local MS TRAM committee will be held at Ortonville's Dancing Bean Coffee Shop, Saturday, April at 8AM. Your ideas and participation are welcomed. dialysis fund over $100,000 has been donated Project in the original goal are still coming in to make the pro- raising events are to go to the Forever framed painting The auction was and is now dis- with bid sheets to place their Cantata will be United a community choir a 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, April 12th. The Odessa Rod & Gun Club is holding an 'All you can eat' Fish Fry on Monday, April 14th with a free will offering designated for dialysis. All gifts are welcome and encour- aged in any size. The goal is to have enough funds on hand to cover the cost of the Dialysis center. Funds donated by individuals, organizations and fund raisers such as above along with the match from the Big Stone Health Care Foundation and the grant written by Donna Moberg for Ortonville Area Health Service which resulted in $100,000 from the Minnesota Department of Health show tremendous unity and support for this project. Contributions should be made payable to the Big Stone Health Care Foundation and sent to the Foundation at 450 Eastvold Avenue, Ortonville, MN 56278. If you have any questions, call 320-839-4135. The Foundation office is located in the lower level of Northside Medical Center if you pre- fer to bring your donation in personal- ly. Please indicate that the donation is for the Kidney Dialysis Project. Since the Foundation is a tax exempt foun- dation under the Internal Revenue Code, all sums given are tax deductible in full. web site at www.ortonviUeindependent.com to present the Sing" music program I1 Elementary's fourth grade a music program on Friday, April II be held in the and each g several 'the Kindergarten Say Hello", "Up and students will how to do the "Willowbee", while the second grade class will feature a song called "Tippy Toes". Third grade students will be per- forming "Rockin' Robin" as well as the well known "This Land is Your Land". Not only will the fourth-graders be performing on their song flutes, they will also be singing an upbeat song called "Not Gonna Let That Ruin My Day". The public is invited to attend this program. There is no admission charge. ) Frauenshuh Law celebrates 20 yrs. Ronald R. Frauenshuli Jr. is celebrating 20 years of law practice in Ortonville. Frauenshuh expresses his thanks to the people of Big Stone Lake area for their support throughout the years and encourages the public to stop in and visit at his office in the lower level of the Center Mall. See ad inside for some of the areas he specializes in. Want name on Legion calendar? Call Karn Anyone who would like to change or add names or order birthday calendars from the American Legion Auxiliary should contact Lorrayne Karn at 839-2353. Anyone may have their name on the calendar. Archery meet Wednesday Minn Kota Archery Club will meet this Wednesday, April 9th at 7 p.m. at Larry's Refrigeration and Heating to plan summer events. Anyone interested please attend. in Mrs. Kramer's class are shown above which they will perform during their April 11. Brian Sellin is heading for Iraq Brian Sellin, a photo journalist for WDAY TV of Fargo, ND is accompanying the Military unit to Iraq. He and his partner will do cover stories for TV as well as the Fargo Forum newspaper. He is the son of Bill Sellin of Ortonville. Local soldier writes home, family awaits hts safe return U.S. forces in tanks and armored vehicles stormed into the center of Baghdad on Monday, seizing one of Saddam Hussein's palaces. As America enters into the third week of war, the lives of local residents con- tinue to be affected as their friends and family members serve in the war with Iraq Shane Anderson is an OHS gradu- ate who has been serving in the Persian Gulf since January 25, 2003. Anderson, who is the son of Kathy and Gregg Madsen of Wilmot, SD and Clifford Anderson of Appleton, was a student in the Ortonville school sys- tem since elementary school. He graduated from OHS in 1990. Immediately after his high school graduation, Shane joined the service and is still serving his country. He is currently employed by the Federal Aviation Administration in Oklahoma City, OK. In the Persian Gulf, he is working with an AWACS unit. Shane served 10 years active duty in the Air Force, and is now in the Air Force Reserve. He had come out of active duty shortly before the terrorist attacks of 9/11. On September 12, 2001, he was called to duty and has been serving ever since. Also waiting for Shane to return home safely are his wife and three daughters, whose names cannot be released due to security reasons. He has been able to make base-to-base telephone calls, and has been able to contact his family via e-mail. Shane sent the following e-mail to his moth- er about two weeks ago: Morn, We are pretty busy over here, so not a lot of time to talk. All is well with me and hopefully things will continue to go well. I know there is a lot of media coverage and things look pretty tense, but rest assured we are trained well and will continue to press forward. Love always, GOd Bless. Shane This was the last time Shane's mother heard from him, as his loca- tion in the Gulf has changed. According to Kathy, he can no longer receive packages and letters being sent to him. Shane's wife was also enrolled in the Air Force, but was discharged in August. Had she also been called to serve in the war, their children would have been sent to stay with "Grandma". According to Kathy, many of Shane's friends may remember him tbr his love of hunting and fishing. He also has a firm belief in God, his Country and his family. Kathy says that what Shane needs most right now is prayers for his safe- ty. "He is always on my mind," she says, "except maybe when I am sleep- ing." See more photos inside. County Board in support of military, telecommuntcators Big Stone County's Board of Commissioners passed two resolu- tions during the County Board meet- ing held last Tuesday. A resolution was passed support- ing the military personnel who are serving in the Persian Gulf. The Board of Commissioners resolved that they unequivocally supports the men and women of the Armed Forces who are carrying out their missions with professional excellence, dedicat- ed patriotism, and exemplary bravery. It was further resolved that the Board of Commissioners urge local government agencies, religious insti- tutions, employers, schools, charitable organizations, and all citizens to do all that is humanly possible to assist the families and loved ones of Armed Forces members with all necessary and available support. The motion to support the Armed Forces was made by Commissioner Athey, seconded by Commissioner Lane, and voted unanimously by the Board. In a second action, The Board passed a unanimous resolution pro- claiming the week of April 6-12, 2003 as "National Telecommunicator's Week". This resolution was passed in support of the personnel working as dispatchers for the Big Stone County 911 Dispatch Center. Included in the resolution was the point that during an emergency, the (Continued on page 3) GETTING AN EARLY START, Wayne Schoon is pictured above imbedding fertilizer into his land, located about 5 miles north of Ortonville. The warmer temperatures have enabled farmers to begin their fieldwork earlier than usual this year. SHOWN ABOVE REHEARSING for Ortonville HiRh School's olav Annie, which ran Friday and Saturday, are the "Orphans"; Chelsie Parady, Erin Peterson, ubrey Erick'sorl, Me an Williams, Nicole Holker, Paige Hanson, Samantha Meyer, Rachelle Hasslen and Morgan Simonitch. g