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GRANARY FOOD CO-OP in Ortonville has a new upright display freezer as part of the Land Stewardship Project and Big Stone Local Foods Group. Pictured with the new appliance is Joann Svendsen, left, representing the Granary Food Co-op, and Rebecca Terk, Big Stone County Health Food System organizer. Stroke of the brush Big Stone Arts Council The Big Stone Arts Council Meeting will be held at the Ortonville Public Library in the lower level media center on Tuesday, April 19 from 7-9 pm. Meetings are always open to the public. The program features John Sails, a local writer. He will discuss his recently published book, First Year, a novel about the experiences of a first year teacher. Following his presentation, we will have a brief business meeting. The second half of the evening will be a presentation and conversation regarding organizational development, structure, goals and planning. We will do an exercise to explore the process using our own personal goals. All BSAC directors, leaders and CCI teams are encouraged to participate in this part of the meeting and help to shape the future of art in the Big Stone area. Upcoming events: Sculpture Exhibit by Fred Cogelow at Cenbank in Ortonville. Monday, April 25, 1:30 -2:30 p.m. Free Community Gospel Concert in OHS Auditorium. May 1 at 2 p.m. BSAC and Big Stone Local Foods will host an Afternoon Tea following the concert. Fish art and Youth Fishing Day at Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge on May 21. New display at Java Jules features art of children and by children. For more information about local arts, go to or contact Liz Rackl, 273-2146 or Deb Larson, 839-7084. 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Visitation will be at St. John's Catholic Church on Friday, April 15 beg. inning at 5 p.m. followed by a scripture and rosary service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church Saturday morning, one hour prior to the Mass. Edwin Kuefler is survived by his wife, Margaret of Big Stone City, SD; three children: Scott Kuefler of Big Stone City, SD; Todd and wife Sharon Kuefler of Big Stone City, SD; Deanna and husband Todd Larsen of Dayton; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters: Marion and husband Don Gorman of Fergus Falls; Carole and husband Les Kvern of Fergus Falls; Diane and husband Gary Dinnel of Ortonville; two brothers: Larry and wife Shirley Kuefler of Brookings, SD and Kenny and wife Bev Kuefler of Ortonville. Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank is in charge of the arrangements for Edwin Kuefler. Actors, stage crew sought for LqP summer musical The Lac qui Parle Players are plan- ning a summer production of the musical, "Seussical", a musical extravaganza which brings to life all the favorite Dr. Seuss characters including Horton the elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and Jojo, a little boy with a big imagination. The song, "Oh the Thinks You Can Think," captures the show's spirit of imagination, as the colorful characters transport the audience to exciting places like the Jungle of Nool and the invisible world of the Whos. The production team for "Seussical" includes Carmen Fernholz as stage director and acting coach, Chad Felton of Cloquet as musical director and vocal coach, and Rosemary Hendrickson as project director and head costumer. They are in need of actors and actresses, singers, instrumentalists and technical people. All ages are welcome to try out. Rehearsals will begin June 8. Those interested in par- ticipating should contact Rosemary Hendrickson at 320-598-3665 or by email at for further information or to set up an audition, Mark your calendars now for this exciting family-friendly show which is scheduled at Madison's Prairie Arts Center on July 21,22, 23 and 25. "Seussical" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre Intemational and made possi- ble in part by a grant from Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council with funds appropriated by the state legislature. RN MINNESOTA PRAIRIE WATERS Free Visitors Guide 866.866.5432 www.Prain( Obituaries Rev. Louis Carl Hilpert Theiss Rev. Louis Carl Hilpert Theiss of Perryville, MO died April 3, 2011 at Independence Care Center of Perry County in Perryville, MO. He was 85. Funeral Service for Rev. Theiss were held at Salem Lutheran Church in! Farrar, MO on Wednesday, April 6. He was then taken to Salem Lutheran Church for service with Rev. Roger Abernathy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military graveside service provided by the American Legion Post 133 and the MO Delta Team. He was born in Wittenberg, MO on April 16, 1925 son of the late Paul J. E. and Clara M. (Hilpert) Theiss. He and Marie Anna Klaus were married on June 16, 1951. She survives in Perryville, MO. Rev. Theiss had been a Lutheran minister at several parishes. He began his ministry in 1953. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, MO, a WW II US Army veteran (European theater) and Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient. He Gladys Irene Loff Larson Funeral Home of Clinton announces the death of Gladys Loft, age 93 of Clinton. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Clinton City Cemetery. Gladys Irene Loft, the daughter of Theodore and Mary (Pesheck) Thomson, was born July 19, 1917 in Wolverton. She was baptized at home and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Breckenridge. Gladys spent her younger years residing on the family farm near Breckenridge. Gladys was united in marriage to Maurice Loft Sept. 3, 1936. From this union they were blessed with three children, Danielle, Leslie, and Lonnie. received the Christus Primus Award for Ministry from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI. Parishes Pastor Theiss served were Leader Saskatchewan, Empress and Hilda Alberta Canada. Duff and Fenwood, Saskatchewan, Canada, Jefferson City (Honey Creek), MO, Bay City (Amelith), MI, Odessa and Correll. Other survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. John and Maggie Theiss of Brooks, Alberta, Canada, David and Maxine Theiss of Farrar, MO, Rev. Steven and Susan Theiss of Columbia, IL, Joel and Beth Theiss of Raleigh, NC; five daughters and sons-in-law Rhoda and Rev. David Rempfer of Blairstown, IA, Selma and Richard Thole of Perryville, MO, Ruth and Rev. Timothy Rynearson of Brookings, SD, Dorothy and Jeffrey Albrecht of Imperial, MO, Eunice and Rev. Jose Rodriguez of Kansas City, MO; a brother and four sisters-in-law, Paul H. L. and Helen Theiss of Cape Girardeau, MO, Viola Theiss of Perryville, MO, Caroline Theiss of Glen Ullin, ND, Elvira Roth of Wittenberg, MO; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Irvin and Grace Klaus of San Antonio, TX; 28 grandchildren Elizabeth, Justin, Jeremy, Emmalynn and Joey Rodriguez, Lucas Albrecht, Emily and Amy Theiss, Michael and Sara Rynearson, Becky and Kayla Thole, Samuel (Meagan) Thole, Kristina (Robert) Stell, Paul, J'Nae, M'Leigh (fianc6 Drew Olsen) and Joel (fianc6 Saydi Jimenez) Rempfer, Mark, Philip (Mary) Paul, Steven (Lindsay), Derek, Benjamin, Jared (Heather), Jason (Beth), Joshua (Amy), and Nathaniel (Leah) Theiss, three stepgrandchildren: Felicity (Darren) Dykstra, Seadon Rosekat and Miranda (Russell) Pammenter; 13 greatgrandchildren: Kaygan and Karlyle Stell, Gerhardt, Hayden, Heinrich, Leah, Elise, Kyle, Alessandra, Luke, Abigail, Grace and Nathaniel Theiss, and five step greatgrandchildren Rowen and Tiernan Pammenter, Hush and Shai Rosekat and Jack Dykstra and other close extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gilbert Theiss and Rev. Harry Theiss; grandchildren, Christopher Rempfer, Jessica Theiss and TJ Rodriguez. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Saxony Lutheran High School or family preference. Young & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Perryville, MO provided the arrangements. They spent their married life farming and Gladys worked at the Graceville Hospital and Clinton Good Samaritan Center for many years. In 1966 they purchased and operated Loff's Recreation in Clinton until Maurie's retirement in 1977. Gladys continued to work at the Clinton Good Samaritan Home until her retirement. Maurie and Gladys both enjoyed retired life together by traveling in their motor home to many places of interest in the United States. Maurice passed away May 20, 1999. Gladys enjoyed cooking her famous fried chicken along with being a homemaker. She loved gardening, and was very proud of her flowers and garden. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton and was active with church activities. She always looked forward to spending the winter season in Florida with Lonnie and Dawn. Bingo was her game of choice when visiting her Florida friends. Gladys passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Danielle (friend Larry Zacharias) Comiskey, of Astor, FL, sons, Leslie (Maureen) Loft of Osseo, and Lonnie (Dawn) Loff of Boca Raton, FL; seven grandchildren; Charles Brown, Denise (Mike) Kadell, Leslie Jr. (Teena) Loff, Lynn (Dax) Boyle, Lewis Loft, Tony (Holly) Loft, Kelly (Amanda) Loff. 12 great.- grandchildren, and one great-great- grandchild; sister, Loraine Gehrig; brother, Leo (Lois) Thomson; and sister-in-law, Loraine Fagelberg. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Maurice; four sisters and three brothers. Larson Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences to the family, on-line, visit our website at Delbert L. Wiegman Delbert L. Wiegman, 90, Graceville, died Friday, April 1,201 I, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls. Funeral services were held Monday, April 4, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Graceville with Father David Breu officiating. Music was provided by organist Deb Farwell and vocalists were Phyllis and Rollie Bauer and Doris Taffe. Burial was in the Graceville Consolidated Cemetery, Graceville. Military honors were provided by the Jesse S. Poole American Legion Post 297 of Graceville. Pallbearers were Delbert's grandsons, Ryan McGill, Ross Wiegman, Chad Wiegman, Toby Wiegman, Shawn Wiegman, Rome Wiegman, Jason Jahnke, Adam Jahnke, and Nickolas Wiegman. The Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt, SD, was in charge of the arrangements. Delbert Leo was born Feb. 8, 1921, in Collis, to Leo and Sophie (Snyder) Wiegman. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Collis. He attended school at St. Mary's Academy in Graceville, graduating in 1939. He served during World War II as a corporal in the US Army. On Sept. 17, 1949, Delbert married Laurraine Mich at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Donnelly. They made their home and a career in farming in the Graceville community. In 1986, Del retired from farming, but continued to reside on the farm. Recently, Delbert moved to the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls. Delbert was a member of the Certified Seed Association for the State of Minnesota and found great pride growing his yearly test plots. He was also actively involved in the Big Stone County Extension Service, Community Action Center and the Graceville Township Board. Delbert had a passion for gardening and enjoyed growing all types of produce from raspberries to his apple orchards. He also found great pleasure in growing all varieties of trees. In his younger days he took flying lessons, which later turned into a lifetime hobby of building and flying radio- controlled planes. Delbert was a member of the Jesse S. Poole American Legion Post 297 of Graceville. He was a man of great faith, actively involved in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Laurraine of Fergus Falls; two daughters, Nancy (Dennis) McGill of Prior Lake, and Elaine (Brian) Jahnke of Fergus Falls; three sons, Jerry (Melanie) Wiegman of Ortonville, Dan (Carol) Wiegman of Graceville, and Michael (Robin) Wiegman of Clinton; 13 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; two brothers, Clem (Laurie) Wiegman and Bob Wiegman, both of Graceville; and two sisters. Pat Keltgen of Olivia, and Phyllis (Rollie) Bauer of Graceville. Preceded in death by his sister, Jean Matthews. MEMBERSHIPS Regular Adult Memberships ......................... S485.00 Discount*. ............................................................. 5440.00 New Member Discount** ......................... 5395.00 Family Memberships (age 18 & under) ......... 5980.00 Discount*. ............................................................. 5880.00 * Discount is offered if purchased by April 15, 2011 to Adult Memberships ONLY. ** Discount is offered to NEW ADULT Memberships (This offer is for adults who have not had a membership within the last five years at the OrtonviJle Golf Course) Youth Memberships - Age 22-25 ........................................................... $340.00 Age 19-21 ............................................................. 5180.00 Age 13-18 ............................................................. 5110,00 PRIVATE CART SHEDS User Fee (to use cart on the course) ............ $300.00 Electricity (if needed) ................................................. 550.00 Rental Fee for Private Shed ............................. $50.00 CITY CART RENTALS Annual Cart Rental (for cart) ............................... $525.00 Payor must be golf member. Annual Cart Rental (per person) ..................... 5375.00 Driver only. 9-HOLE PUNCH CARDS i0 Punches (maximum I card per year) ........... $135.00 5 Punches (maximum 2 cards per year) .............. $70.00 Not available for league play. Age 12 & Younger ......................................... 560.00 Cost of card can be used m-eppty, to membership. Ortonville City Office 00j/I TOPS' Ten overrated restaurant items Not all "healthy" restaurant meals are created equal. When dining out, protect yourself from being deceived by incorporating these tips from Beth LaCoste, R.D., L.D., nutritional expert for TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization. Investigate, ask your server how items are prepared, and look at the restaurant menu's nu- trition information online in advance, if available. With a bit of planning, your diet doesn't have to be derailed. 1. Salad-A plate packed with dark leafy greens, vegetables, and even fruit can be very nutritious. Avoid salads featuring heavy dressing and cheese, which easily adds on extra calories and fat. 2. Fish-Baked or grilled fish with lemon is an ideal choice, but a fried fish platter can quickly top 2,000 calo- ries. Also steer clear of fish with but- ter or cream sauces. 3. Smoothies-A blend of low-fat yogurt and fresh or frozen fruit that you prepare yourself in a blender can be a healthy way to start your day. Smooth- ies found in the mall food court are a quick way to tack on calories, due to the. added sugar-aside from the sugars that occur naturally in fruit-the use of full-fat milk, and commonly-found super-sizes. 4. Wraps-Depending on the type of sauce and amount of cheese used, these wraps can top upwards of 1,000 calo- ries. For a healthy wrap, stick with one containing lean meats, plenty of veg- gies, small amounts of cheese, and no mayo or creamy sauces. 5. Coffee drinks - A regular cup of coffee with no "add-ins" has zero calo- ries and fat. However, many flavored coffee drinks contain more calories than a large burger, due to the cream and flavored syrups added to them. Aim for skim milk, ask for sugar-free syrups, and withhold the whipped cream for a lighter pick-me-up. 6. Muffins - Many muffins found in bakeries and cafes are equivalent to a piece of cake in fat and calories. Think of these muffins as oversized cupcakes and avoid indulging. 7. Fried veggies - How do you make vegetables unhealthy? Be it sweet pota, loes or broccoli, this grow- ing, trendy menu option of frying veg- gies is a "don't." 8. Multi-grain breads/buns- "Multi-grain" can often be misinter- preted as being whole-grain. Multi- grained breads contain a variety of grains, but they are often refined, stripped of protein, nutrients, and an- tioxidants. 100 percent whole-grain breads are higher in nutrients and fiber and are a more well-balanced choice. 9. Chicken-A grilled chicken breast is a great option until condiments like cheese, mayo, and bacon are added. Top your sandwich with lettuce, onion, tomato, and other veggies, plus a low- calorie sauce or mustard for added fla- vor. 10. Salad bar-Just because a food item is included on the salad bar does- n't necessarily mean it's healthy. Avoid creamy, macaroni-and-pea-type salads, and watch the amount of shred- ded cheese you add. To build a healthy salad, stick to a variety of veggies and lean protein, like meats or hard-boiled eggs, and use light dressing or oil and vinegar. TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the original, nonprofit weight-loss support and wellness edu- cation organization, was established' more than 63 years ago to champion weight-loss support and success. Founded and headquartered in Mil- waukee, Wisconsin, TOPS promotes successful, affordable weight manage- ment with a philosophy that combines healthy eating, regular exercise, well- ness information, and support from others at weekly chapter meetings. TOPS has about 170,000 members in nearly 10,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 00INDEPENDENT Page 11