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t P&apos;rdQcTA HOUSE SPEAKER STEVE SVIGGUM (r) spoke to attendants of the Big Stone County tc'li knyl:riB?Ya(Th;aMHa?ldyliludPeP; CInbe'nL2srton?VsItlaete ShenWtn e aDbsteiclte 2tringhia7 ReVl - - tgen, Sviggum, and'County Republican Party Co-Chairs Lucille Block and Burr Nypen. T"oug"ts,or ,i. A lot of work needs to be done between now and voting time in November. It is tiring to hear and see the advertising but we must keep our : The letters come in asking for help .... and have to be patient with that too. There are thousands who want to help >. but have to be asked and made aware .... there is a need. National Right to Life are sponsoring a petition asking the U.S. Senate to help stop senseless acts of Violence against women and the unborn. Please sign this petition when you see it at your church or anyplace. Meeting set on third party venders Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a public meeting Monday, April 15 in St. Cloud to determine the most effective ways to use third party vendors to provide technical assistance to landowners and others. The use of third party vendors is a key component in both the House and Senate versions of the proposed 2002 Farm Bill, now pending in Congress. The public meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bes Western Kelly Inn, Highway 27'. and" 4th Avenue in St. Cloud " knowledge and guidance on how to properly plan, design, install, and maintain conservation practices--the key to getting conservation applied on the land. Sons of Norway April meet this Thursday Son's of Norway Granittdalen 1- 651 had to cancel its March 14 meeting because of heavy snows. Granittdalen 1-651 will hold their April meeting in Middlebrook Center in Milbank SD at 7:30 P.M. this Thursday April l lth, 2002. Kenne Dailie will be telling of his recent Mission Trip to The Agape Mission in Kenya, Africa. Our Executive Board Session (called by the President) was held in the Wilmot Ca(e, March 21st at 11:30. Seventeen voting members were present. One of the items discussed was to change our regular meeting place to the Middlebrook Circle Center in East Milbank (located two blocks west of Hardee's and two blocks east of the Hospital). This change was made to offset the climbing of stairs. Food shelf March drive is a-success The Big Stone Area Emergency Food Shelf announces the success of- the March Food Drive. Due to the generosity of the residents in the Big Stone County Area, the shelves are full. We surpassed the goal of food collection by 177 pounds, collecting a grand total of 7677 pounds. The cash donations were increased over last year by $1040 dollars Monetary donations, give the food shelf access to purchasing bulk food items from the Minnesota Food Bank at a cost of 12-14 cents a pound, more than doubling our purchasing power. All perishable items are purchased locally from the area grocery stores, as demand dictates. The Food Shelf also receives quarterly allocations from Second Harvest based on monthly use statistics reports. Thank you businesses, organizations, clubs, churches, area school students and to each and every individual that donated to the food shelf in March. Your generosity will help those, less fortunate. The Big Stone Area Food Shelf is located in the lower level of the Center Mall, at 125 NW 2rid St. in Ortonville and is manned by RSVP Volunteers United volunteers. The Food Shelf is open from 1- 4 PM on Mondays and 9am to Noon ARE YOU? Or someone you Know Diabetic Get new ARM TESTING METERS at no, or low cost. Delivered to your door free No forms to fill. No Upfront Costs! CALL 1(800) 894 4997 now! All Amr.rv.an Dld3ets SuJply, Inc ',veu ll  :r can J abetes corn BUick Park Avenue - $4,995 Leather. Fully Loaded.- 80,000 Miles : It will offer an opportunity for on Thursdays. In the case of ' . . // farmers and ranchers, tribal leaders, emergencies please contact the Big ul" 4BERS BECAME PART OF THE ENTERTAINMENT and other USDA program Stone County Family Services at  1 !1 extravaganza Sunday evening at Dancim Bean participants to inform USDA about 320/839-2555. -".lJ  ).rtonville's Jim Larson, who helped to organize the how it "can best use conservation ' lult :into the show by "Nadia" (Tiffany Tieche) Looking technical assistance from internal and Loon tO grace new ,, . . external sources. Technical assistance 11, (l'ammy Madk,ns). Both lad,es performed trad,tion- is the scientific and practical n,lat License !. lance for those attending. Minnesotans will be seeing a lot " h ome, and staff members strive to more loons on the roadways starting O the edntor reinforce that. in May, but they won t be traffic Attitudes like yours are what we as hazards This symbol of Minnesota's "--ltl-t:mtri" I[,,.th,,. o staff fight against. Nursing homes and natural resources will be featured on lgtle lastw.l do not feel, as you imply, that they are hospitals in ihe past have been seen as Minnesota's newest Conservation .., I-t! Week's Odds 'N examples of bad health. Yes, there are the final stop in life We are trying to License Plate. 1-_Yr-,._ carny angered and some who do have more health change that attitude which leads to The license plate design by artist :OlTlIllents C " " m .-.uur__ltal',tnaents oncern,ng problems than many of us, but for depression and hopelessness. Where Wendy Amundson of Red Wing was iI" i[ I i co:ng hme" As a many, their spirits remain optimistic, would people with physical and chosen from among six finalists by a i 1'$, _ thz-';numty , as well as We have had many compliments from emotional needs be without such care? panel of judges today in the 1 ln si' ge' I can say that residents and family alike that the Any facility like ours should be seen Minnesota Department of Natural ,en I 1 "uents who live there _:., ........ ,a .... , ,.; ,.o;. as a continuation of life, not the end. Resources headquarters in St. Paul. cuc,t. ac ,, u ,. ............ With continued opportunities for Amundson earned $500 for the win socializing and contributing to society, they serve as examples for the rest of /W Check out our web site at " us in facing our later years in a . . 0 positive way. ,www.ortonvillemdependent.comJ We all need to go on with our lives, and comparison to others worse off is a poor "cure" for our personal problems, to make ourselves feel better. Imagine how they feel because of such comments. Many of them, in spite of their problems, are some of the most caring and concerned individuals that I know, thankful for what they still do have. Will any of us stop being thankful to God just because of our declining health? It actually brings us closer to being human. I would encourage you to change your attitude and be willing to reach out to those around you in true compassion instead of avoiding and looking down them. FiUTO Sincerely, Meg Scholberg Ortonville, Mn (Edi note: We reprint here the piece to which Meg is referring.) True, we all have our per- sonal problems; whatever they may be or whatever the cause. But one good cure for them, if you think the world is crashing down on you, is to just take a walk through any hospital or nursing home. Upon departure, you'll find yourself, as we did on Monday of this week, just thanking God for your health. How true it is, health and peace of mind are the greatest blessings on earth. Our deepest prayers go out to all in the world, especially in our local community, who are suffering to any degree. od bless you all! "JULIA", a.k.a. Tammy Madkins of Minneapolis, helped provide the native dance entertainment at Dancing Bean Coffees Sunday, with the assistance of several youngsters and adults She is shown above being aided by Madeline Larson, daughter of Jay and Angle Larson and grand- daughter of Jim Larson. A VARIETY OF MIDDLE EASTERN DISHES were available for sam- pli unday evening at Dancing Bean Coffees in Ortonville, from Sir 's Cafe and Market of the Twin Cities. Traditional Middle Eastern dance was also part of the entertainment, which drew more than one hundred attendants. for People Who Sleep a Partn i:iC::" The Do Not Disturb Mattress Simmons i Simmons Beautyrest::ii  Alta PillowtO9oo I Forest Glen i! l Queen Size Set =3 Queen Size Set =499 oo iJ rg.s i reg. 4991 Simmons Beautyrest I Simmons Beautyrest i Ashfield Pillowtop | Grand Marquee  Queen Size Set =769 I Queen Size Set =1099   . ,899= I 6" WIDER I OUR 00EEN IS BIGGER THAI! 000URS! SLEEP WITHOUT INTERFERENCE Get More Spaee ' On Your Queen Bed. 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