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April 14, 1998

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)NS were spotted in Orlonville's Lakeside Park last week. (photo by Mary Taffe) page 1) lnore than $500,000 in Programmed for fiscal nmre than $1.5 million year 2000. Of this, expected to come from that the city another funding pro- Possibility of FAA reconstruction, 1998 include an station, building and security ons out- application spray airport committee about the funding the current list of and the pro- this spring. the council last mcluded passing an the city and the School District, of a turf aerator The school has the aerator to the ts needed, to be used to spray and fertilize Orders in the contract kt plant with Company $2,336. Cost now stands at Board has requested be written pertain- one preventing vehi- )n the and the t the park. The members be eliminat- fishing tourna- require vehi- pet elimination requested that with the League about the matter, allowed and what the council will be of each ordi- Big Stone City senior citizens center news By Evelyn Zahnow, Secretary Thirty-six guests enjoyed the chicken, Easter Potluck dinner at the Center on Tuesday, April 7th. We drew for many door prizes. We sang happy birthday to five members. Lorraine played Easter songs on the piano. We also gave the pledge to the flag. Orla brought the meeting to order. Secretary and treasurer reports were given by Evelyn and Myrtle. A bill for coffee was presented and paid. We had our monthly health report and everyone was reported doing fine. Orla read some material sent to us from Senator Daschle. Also check out our charitable contributions to see if they're on the up and up before sending in money. May will be our officers elections. Orla has appointed Lorraine and Lamoine on the nominating committee. We plan to have Linda Sis with us at the May meeting to talk about heart attacks. Evelyn and Geneve set our tables for April and Dee and Grace will be doing the tables for our May meeting which will be held on the 7th. We had Letters to the editor To the Editor: Unwilling to treat the infection, we resort to bandaids. More teachers, efforts to keep guns away from children and mentors will help a little, but the infection is NOT cosmetic. The infection is internal. The tragedy at Jonesburo is a symptom of decay of the moral commandment, "Thou shalt not kill." Another illustration of decay: Why is it that middleschool classes in Japan are twice as big as here and the children learn more in Japan than here? Not only are we eliminating the most important edteation at home: we are also sending confucd messages to children who do not think clearly. Why does the U.S. have more peop!/ in prison than any other, indus, s_al country, and yet more vmlent crime? If someone deliberately set out to destroy America, he would first remove God, then he would eliminate the two-parent family. Freedom of religion is now freedom from religion. Our Supreme Court forbids posting the Ten Commandments in school. In our decayed culture, murder is alright if it is done on time. If the young people who recently killed their own baby had done it five minutes earlier, it would have been a partial-birth abortion approved by law. Now, they face murder charges. In the U.S., if someone obstructs pleasure of-the- moment, KILL, but do it legally! What kind of message does that send to children? By three votes, Minnesota's legislature accepts the practice of killing a baby during birth and by just one vote, the U.S. Senate accepts killing during birth. No matter that a large majority of voters want to ban killing during birth, people will forget the vote for legal murder by election time. In the first chapter, the Prophet Isaiah described the culture of his time: "From the sole-0f the foot to the head there is no soundness in it but wounds and bruises and rotting sores" "Corhe now and let us reason together says the Lord, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow: though they be red as crimson, they shall be as wool." They did not "reason together". Like many other nations, they did pay. Wesley Olson Box 142 Clinton MN 56225 320-325-5565 Clubs GO-GETTERS Go-Getters had at the Beardsley 6, 1998. "What is your or what you're There were 14 several readings and jokes. Twenty- two people played bingo with John calling. There were also tables of card players. Co. Hwy. Dept. meetings set The semi annual meeting to review Big Stone County's five year plan for road construction and public information meetings on the reconstruction of county state aid Highway 10 and County State Aid Highway 15 will be held Wednesday, April 22. CSAH 15 A Public Information Meeting on the reconstruction of County State Aid Highway 15 from the Lac qui Parle County Line to the Grant County Line will be held at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at the Big Stone County Highway Department building in Ortonville. County State Aid Highway 15 is scheduled to be reconstructed in 1999. CSAH 10 A Public Information Meeting on the reconstruction of County State Aid Highway 10 from County State Aid Highway 25 to the Swift County Line will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at the Big Stone County Highway Department building in Ortonville. County State Aid Highway 10 is scheduled to be reconstructed in 1999. Five Year Plan For Road Construction The semi annual meeting of the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners and the Big Stone County Highway Department will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 1998, beginning at 9:15 a.m. at the Highway Department building in Ortonville. The agenda will include discussion of the following items; the Five Year Plan for Road Construction, equipment purchases for 1999, and other miscellaneous highway department business. A detailed agenda will be available at the meeting. All interested persons are invited to attend any or all meetings. Wildlife (Continued from page 1) who is eight, and Ethan, who is five. When not at work, he enjoys hunt- ing, fishing and being in the outdoors. Joan, a graduate of Chico State University, CA, also says that she is interested in refuge systems and what they do. She was employed as a p.ara- legal for Oregon Legal Serwces Division prior to moving to Minnesota. Cole says that he is happy to be here in Ortonville, and that it's not that much different from where he came from, since Lakeview has a population of'only 2,500. "I think my son Ethan summed it up best when I first told the family about moving here," Cole says. "Ethan looked at me and said, 'I think it's gonna be a great adventure', and that says it all." Things are buzzin' in WANT ADS Wollenberg new asst. mgr. LqP Wildlife John Wollenberg, a wildlife technician at the Lac qui Parle (LqP) Wildlife Area since 1990, has been named assistant LqP wildlife manager. Wollenberg has been acting assistant manager at LqP since October, 1997. He succeeds Dave Trauba who was named wildlife area manager at LqP in 1997. Wollenberg will be responsible for implementing DNR wildlife management programs on the32,000-acre WMA located in west-central Minnesota. John holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of North Dakota where he has also done graduate studies. He is a veteran of the US air Force and has worked with the DNR Section of Wildlife since 1980. Parent expo at Madison Thursday On Thursday, April 23rd, commu- nity members and businesses from Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties will be sponsoring a Parent Expo. There will be no charge for this edu- cational experience. The Parent Expo will take place in the Madison- Marietta-Nassau Elementary School gym, located in Madison, with two sessions running from 1-3 and 6:30- 8:30. This Expo has been developed especially for the parents of young children, and will include a variety of informational booths with hands on demonstrations as well as a variety of community donated door prizes. Along with the informational booths, on site child care will be provided by Madison' ECFE services and the Madison area Girl Scouts. The following community mem- bers will be participating in this year's Parent Expo: Better Bodies Fitness Studio of Montevideo, Prairie Five Head Start, Countryside Public Health, the Madison Police Department, Minnesota West Community and Technical Colleges, LqP Child Abuse Council, American Red Cross First Aid, Adult Basic Education, Prairie Five Child Care Resource and Referral, Family Services, Madison Fire Department, Pioneer Land Library System, Southwest MN PIC/Workforce Center of Montevideo, WIC, Strengthening the Family in partnership with Southwest Minnesota Foundation, Title I, Little Dragons Nursery School, Madison Dental Clinic, Interagency Early Intervention Committees, Department of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota Extension Services/Families that Work/Farm Safety, Oftedahl Drug, Dr. Kabatay of the Appleton Area Clinic, Dr. Norm Tempel (topic for mini ses- sion will be Enhancing Self Esteem), and Jean Kvols (topic for mini session will be Dealing with Divorce). More participants are confirming daily. For more information on the Parent Expo or to request transporta- tion, please contact Lee Heinecke at 1-800-443-4283 or (320) 598-3118. Transportation requests need to be placed by April 17th. Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church 433 Crestview, Ortonville Welcomes You To ..... "It's Time To Grow" with Evangelist and Recording Artist Vern Baardson Sunday through Wednesday, April 19 - 22 7:30 each evening also TEEN MEN'S WOMEN'S PIZZA FEED BREAKFAST LUNCHEON Sunday, Apr. 19 Mort., A. 20 Tues. at Noon 6:30 p.m. 6:30 ra. at Coshtown CQfe present. We ,, up road ditches.  ..... : speak to the : , " ,, [' ..... project self- /", tl d ' had a demonstration ' i= I ii "" hite  B meat. ...... :i ghtofhad a r $2,000 minimum balance required I on the li for the clSS.  [y/--"Armual percentage yield effective April 1, 1998. Yield will be achieved if interest remains on deposit for enti ; xl   t'y term of CO. A Marquette checking account is required. Limited time only. Rates subject to change, interest ':1 DON'T FORGET ,.:. -- _paidhi at ma'turity" interest credited annually Personal accounts only. Asubstantialpenaltywillbeimposedy , . . . . ":,l__ . [. O for early withdrawal; this may reduce earnings. Not vahd with any other promotional offer. 0 ::1 10Lee:s Jewelry Has a Full Line of ] ?!:iil Awards For Any Occasion i Competitive Prices t-, J Jill Hoxtell Roman Taffe iolet Baerwaldt l-.;.] oGroup Discounts -00,ql "  451 Main Street I" : 1 .In.Store Engraving t ,IF, Maruuette BIG STONE CITY. , )i:il { Lasering, Screen Printing & [ l i Sublimation Availalole 1 [y/. " AIkV,  -- 1 SD 57216 .krt l:g,, u uanK Mombor FDK; 605-862-8163 f' "'it (J "Pril 14, 1998  INDEPENDENT Page 3