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Yet another small-worlder! Recently while shopping at Lund's in Wayzata, we heard a woman with a shopping cart next to us say "don't I know you.., aren't you..." and before she could finish, we looked at her and at once knew she was one of the identical Roggenbuck twins from Bellingham. Their names are Rita and Rosa. This gal was Rosa, mar- ried to former Ortonville Mayor Lloyd Whiting, son of the Lee Whitings of Ortonville. Lloyd and Rosa had lived in Janesville, Wisconsin for many years after leav- ing Ortonville and are now retired and living in Wayzata. She keeps busy doing volunteer work, caring for in-home cancer patients.., specifi- cally Mrs. Evelyn Breckhiemer of Mound. After some chatting, we picked a can of our Hobo Soup from the shelf with instructions to take it home and surprise husband Lloyd as to who she had just met! Rosa has the same smile that she has always been noted for and has held her age remarkably! And while we're on the subject of twins, in calling around to make sure we had Roggenbuck spelled right, we called Mrs. Gerald , Adelman of Bellingham. We know that her Gerald has a twin brother, Jim, now of Rapid City, SD, but we learned that Mrs. Adelman (nee Dorothy Kallhoff of Marietta) is also a twin. Dorothy works at Hilltop Cafe! "One of the greatest events ever held in Ortonville!" That's the com- ment made by several folks who attended the Middle Eastern affair held in the Dancing Bean last Sunday night. Host Sami Rasouli of Sinbad's Restaurant in Minneapolis, was a big hit with were the ethnic dancers and their music. A few commented that it would be fun to stage such events withother cultural back- grounds, such as Italian, Spanish, Scandinavian, Chinese, etc. Not a bad idea! Thanks Sami, local promot- ers Jim Larson and Lenore Sellin, and various sponsors for a great evening!! Aside from the food and dancing, a most. noticeable and touching part of the event was near the end when Sami offered up a prayer for peace in the Middle East. Despite rumors, 2002 PGA Championship tickets are still avail- able: Minnesota's appetite for golf has whittled the number of tickets for the 2002 PGA Championship down to record levels, but they are still available reports General Chairman Bill Travis. Less than 5,000 tickets remain for the Aug. 12 to 18 event making it the fastest-selling PGA Championship in history. The Championship will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. From Riverside, CA, Alyce Peterson sends renewal and says "sorry I am always on vacation in February so missed the renewal notice. I Enjoy the paper, so keep it coming!" A coincidence or small-worider comes today all the way from Scotland...thanks to Ortonville's Scotsman Bill Knowles. While read- ing his latest issue of "The Scots" magazine, from his native Scotland, he came across a paragraph about a little hamlet called "Orton" which is about 40 miles from the famous St. Andrews golf course in Scotland. He recalls reading another publication which refers to the Scottish city of Beilingham. / Ray Lunde of Maple Grove sends renewal and writes "always look forward to the paper. Had coffee the other day with Doug Orton and Bill Balster...nice to visit. Have a great day." Open house for Wiegman-Swigerd A wedding shower in honor of Karianna Swigerd and Rome • Wiegman will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 2:30 p,m. at Eidskog Lutheran Church, rural Ortonville. All friends and relatives are invited. OHA musicians do well in Sub-section. contest Students from the Ortonville High School Music Department returned from the sub-section contest at Benson on Saturday, April 6, with 27 superior ratings, 36 excellent ratings, • and 8 good ratings. Receiving superior ratings on solo performances were instrumentalists Alyssa Adelman, Alexis Bart. Laura Brown, Joe Fuller, Amanda Krogsrud, David Rausch, Maria Rausch. Jessica Sellin, Amy Smith and Katie Thymian. Four instrumental cnsem- bles--Celine Alfano and Laura Brown, Casey Bohlman and Jessica Chase, Alyssa Adehnan and Jennifer Maas, Eric Collins/Maria Rausch/ Denielle Scoblic/Robbie Stolpman. and Katie Thymian--also received superior ratings. Instrumental performances rated as excellent were soloists Celinc Alfano, Jessica Chase, David Krogsrud, Jennifer Maas, Lindsey Nelsen, Mike Pribbenow. Megan Reiffenberger, Robbie Stolpman, and Kristen Taylo E Sam Berger, Casey Bohlman, Jessica The thre instrumental ensembles"Chase, Jesse Cloos, Joe Henrich, receiving excellents were Kristen Pab Hughes, Brett Huizenga, Alex Reisdorph and Mallory Roelke, Joe John'son, Joe Karels, Jennifer Kaye, Fuller/Joe Karels/ Ross Randall and Andy Loraff, Jennifer Maas, Nicole Riley Sammon, Alyssa Adelman/Amanda KrogsrudTJennifer Maas and Kristen Reisdorph. Good ratings in instrumental cate- gories went to Keith Haggerty, Sally Helgeson, and Kelsey Henningson, soloists, and the ensemble of Keith Haggerty and David Krogsrud. Superior ratings in the vocal cate- gories went to soloists Cassidy Anderson, Joel Chindvall, Emily Dragseth, Amanda Krogsrud, Hilary Libka, Casey Mielitz, Emi!y Randleman, Maria Rausch, Stephanie Schuelke, Nathan Thompson, and Martha Van Lith. Vocal ensembles rated superior were Harmonic Reflections and Treble Dimensions. Excellent ratings on vocal solos went to Chelsy Athey, Sharon Bemis, Nelson, Dan Roe, Jessica Sellin, Jessica Tollefson, Ashley Zahrbock, and the following five ensembles: Sam Berger/Brett Huizenga/Amanda Krogsrud and Maria Rausch, Andy Loraff and Emily Randleman, Josh Letrud/Tyler Scoblic and Nathan Thompson, Chelsy Athey/Emily Dragseth and Lucinda McMahon, Sound Arrangement. Good ratings in vocal entries went to Josh Letrud, Tyler Scoblic, and Ashley Thielke - soloists, and the ensemble of Joel Chindvall and Joe Karels. In addition to these ratings, Maria Rausch was awarded best entry of the day at one judging site for her French Horn solo. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING True Minnesota. Some things are distinctly Minnesotan -- like Blue Cross and Minnesota. recognized for delivering quality health care planS 1 years. That's why more MinnesOtans choose Blue Cross than any a Call me for individual or group plans or plans that work "Northridge Notes" Many people trove asked about the Northridge section in the paper! We are glad that so many people read it and will try to continue to keep you informed about the happenings at least once a month. Marcia was a very busy month at Northridge. We extend our thanks to Odessa Trinity Ladies, Rosen St. Monica and St. Anthony Society and Norma Larson for pro.viding lunch for us and also playing games with the residents. They really enjoyed the time with you! March 8 the residents celebrated the birthdays for Alvin Larson, Minnie Schellberg and Lee Whiting Entertainment was provided by the Melody Kings and the cakes were furnished by the Women of Today. On Friday, March 15 a St• Patty's Party was held! The residents enjoyed many snacks and lively music with Pat Kunz! The "wearin of the green" was a fun one here! Speaking of music; the residents have been enjoying some special music with Evern Danielson, Ann Helgeson, Big Stone Community Swing Band. Rita Hillman, Donna Lieferman and the Big Stone Chorus as just a few.Music is one of the residents favorite entertainments! Anyone reading this thaihas a musical talent and would like to share it with the residents, call us, we have a time for you, too! Excitement filled the halls as the Ortonville Trojans headed for the Basketball tournaments.What a delight to have the Ortonville Trojans BSC summer rec to organize April 11th This Thursday, April 1 lth. there will be an organizational meeting for the Summer Rec program in Big Stone be held in the school lunchroom starting at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is urged to come. There are new programs added this year. Parents, espec.ially, are urged to attend• UMVRDC Apr. meet The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 15, 2002 at the Appleton Civic Center. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. stop by Northridge on their way to the Red Lake game in Moorhead, to let the residents show them their spirit! Residents waved their orange and black pompoms, shared balloons and a song written just for them entitled "Northridge Trojan Song" and sung to the tune "Oh What a Beautiful Morning:! As the bus pulled away the basketball players were able to see the painted dining room windows encouraging them to a victory! Thanks Trojans for the great season and for sharing it with the residents at Northridge. April happenings at Northridge include: April 8 - Singing by the Ortonville Second graders, April 12 - Birthday Party, April 28 - John Michael Hughes, bagpipe player• More activities are being planned. April 21-27 is National Volunteer Week. At OAHS we have a week of great things planned, with a special dinner on Friday, April 26 at noon at the New Life Community Baptist Church in Ortonville• Special entertainment will be provided by "A Pair of Jeans" of Willmar, MN. Remember to THANK a volunteer when you see one! Special thanks to 1 our volunteers who come every week to Northridge to help with Beauty Shop, games, lunch or wherever needed. If you are interested in an opportunity to volunteer, call the Activity Staff at 839-6113. We would love to hear from you! Until next month ............ keep thinking spring! Ortonville Independent Poll Results Should the Big Stone City School District opt out of the property tax freeze? yes 28% no 72% 18 total votes Check out the new poll every week at and cast your vote Phone: (605) 432-9504 ToU Free: 877-244-5356 FURNITURE & CARPET "Where Shopping Is Fun" E. 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