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MELISSA HALVORSON is PHILIP ADELMAN is the son AMBER SCHERER is the the daughter of Jimmer and of Stan and Jill Adelman. Hedaughter of Terry and Denise Karen Halvorson. She has has been active in baseball,Scherer. She has been active been active in track, band and FCA, concert band, jazz band, in basketball, softball, jazz pep band while at OHS. pep band, solo competition, pit band, concert band, pep band, Melissa had lettered in track, orchestra, LEFT, Legion base- drama, FCA and Trinity volleyball and cheerleading,ball, peer tutoring 4-H and St. Lutheran Youth Group. Amber and has been on the Honor Joseph's Youth Group. Philiphas been on the Honor Roll Roll. She has been employed has been on the Honor Roll, throughout high school, All- st Hartman's Super Valu, was this year's Homecoming Conference in basketball her Lakewood Supper Club and King and 2010 Nassau Boys senior year and Honorable Hilltop Cafe during school. State Representative. While in Mention her junior year and Following graduation, Melissa school he has been employed twice All-Conference in soft- plans on attending Southeaston the family farm. Following ball. Following graduation she Technical College in Sioux .graduation he plans on attend- plans on attending either the Falls, SD for Cardiac mg St. John's University University of Minnesota-Morris Ultrasound Technician. majoring in Biology. or Minnesota State University in Moorhead for Elementary Education. SHANE MAAS is the son of Paul and Barb Maas. He has been active in baseball, BPA, Knowledge Bowl, pep band, jazz band, solo and ensemble contest, drama and 4-H. Shane has been on the Honor Roll, placed 7th at BPA Nationals. received a superior drum solo, served as County 4-H Federation President and has received the 4-H Key Award and Presidential Spirit of Community Award. While in school he has been employed on the family farm. Following graduation Shane will attend either the University of Minnesota-Duluth or the University of North Dakota for Accounting. JESSlCA VALEK is the daughter of Brian and Donna Valek. She has been active in volleyball, drama, band and pep band. Jessica has lettered in volleyball, basketball and softball, has received drama awards and the Best Kid Award. While in school she has been employed at Lakewood Supper Club and the Ortonville Golf Course Clubhouse. Following gradua- tion she plans on attending Minnesota State University in Mankato majoring in Biology. TEAM CHAMPIONS of the Ortonville Basketball Booster Club's 1st An- nual Alumni Tournament was Team Orvik. Team members are pictured above. In front from left to right are Doug Orvik, Kent Orvik and Riley Sammon. Back row left to right are Justin Wittnebel, Josh Goergen and Derek Homrighausen. N ii I II BRIDGET WALSH is the ALEX SIS is the son of DIMITIRI CUNEO is the son Jaughter of Lori and RogerRoger and Linda Sis. He hasof Kristi Bentfield and Eric 31DOS and Tom Walsh. She has been active in junior high foot- Hicks. He has been active in )een active in drama, band, ball, cross country in 9th and football, wrestling, track, )ep band, bowling league vol- 10th grade and Knowledge drama and listening to music. eyball and the summer artsBowl. Alex has been on the B Dimitiri has lettered in football )rogram. Bridget has been on Honor Roll and enjoys trap-and wrestling and received his :he Honor Roll, member of shooting, hunting and fishing, academic letter. During school ~owling team in state in 2008 During school he has been he has been employed at DCC md on team that placed 2rid in employed for Sis InsulationSolutions and Hartman's ~istricts in 2011,was Big Stone and Hartman's Super Valu. Super Valu. Following gradua- _ake Area 1st Princess in 2010 Following graduation Alex will tion Dimitiri plans on attending and awarded a $2,500 scholar- be attending Alexandria North Dakota State University ;hip to college. During school Technical Collegefor Law in Fargo, ND for a Bachelor's 5he has been employed at Enforcement. Degree in Social Studies and -lartman's Super Valu, was a Masters Degree in Education. .~anta Gal and did farm work :or area farmers. Following ]raduation Bridget will be ]ttending Valley City State Jniversity in Valley City, ND for mrsing. TATE MESSMER is the son of Chet and Janet Messmer, He has been active in football, basketball, track, BPA,;FCA, drama, Awards Association, band, pep band, jazz band, Student Council and a member of the St. John's Youth Group and Church Lector. Tate was a football captain, has been on the Honor Roll throughout high school and State and National BPA competitor. While in school he has been employed with Richard Janke Construction. Following grad- uation Tate plans on attending either the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND or North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND for Electrical Engineering. ELI BLOCK is the son of Mark and Melissa Block. He has been active in track, wrestling, drama, FCA and BPA. Elihas received track rib- bons and wrestling awards. During school he has been employed at DCC Solutions and Hartman's Super Valu. Following graduation Eli will go to Basic Training for the Navy, then following his term in the service will attend an undecided college to continue his education. arm Management The Big Picture, By Bob Roesler, preciated his ability to see through the equilibrium the top end are profitable Farm Management Instructor, clutter and listen through the noise, and growing, the average are hanging Minnesota West, Welcome Office The part of his presentation that I will in there and the bottom end are losing I was recently reviewing the notes I focus upon here was entitled "Back to money and exiting the industry. Busi- had taken from a presentation given by Reality" and is as follows: ness success and survival depend upon Danny Klinefelter, Professor and Ag "The function of a competitive mar- continuous improvement at a pace nec- Extension Economist from Texas A ket is to drive the economic return to essary to stay ahead of the pack". and M University. I have read Mr. the average producer to breakeven One of the quick take home mes- Klinefelter's comments and opinions through supply and demand responses sages found above reflects one of the on agriculture for years and have ap- in both input and output markets. In long held premises of Farm Business Management Education in that busi- ness success and survival depends heavily upon continuous improvement to keep our business ahead of the pack or average. We must continue this im- provement if American agriculture is to compete globally in the future. The more subtle message that re- flects well in today's volatile and tur- bulent times addresses the fact that one of the functions of a competitive mar- ket is drive returns to a break even point for the average producer through changes in input costs and output val- ues. It is quite obvious that, with some exceptions, the agriculture sector is currently not in equilibrium. Where will your business be financially when this current phase of being out of equi- librium comes back into balance? As a manager, what decisions do you need to make today to help ensure your business viability for the future? What strategies can you use to keep your business from becoming below average when the force of the compet- itive market drives economic return back to break even? For more insight into financial and strategic planning or to find an FBM instructor near you visit TEAM CONROY was one of the teams that participated in the 1st Annual Ortonville Basketball Booster Club Alumni Tournament March 5-6. Pictured from left to right are Evan Sammon, Travis Radermacher, Ashton Con- roy, Mitch Taffe and Andy Strei. Teamwork. Like a well-engineered machine, Otter Tail Power Company employees have worked behind the scenes to deliver affordable, reliable energy for more than 100 years. 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Monday Nite - 4/4/2011 Won Lost Ortonville Independent .......... 24 12 Precision Glass (won 2nd 1/3) .23 13 Mt Dew (won 1st 1/3) .............. .20 16 Moose ........................................ .20 16 Larry's ..................................... 17 19 Pepsi ........................................... 16 20 Otrey Lake ................................ 12 24 Minnwest ................................... 12 24 HTSG: Pepsi - 927; HTSS: Pepsi- 2671; HTHG: Mt Dew (won 1st 1/3)- 1105; HTHS: Mt Dew (won 1st 1/3) - 3233; HISG: Terry Kirk Jr- 239; HISS: Terry Kirk Jr- 658; HTHG: Don Botker-268; HTHS: Terry Kirk Jr-736. THURSDAY SPARKLERS-4/14/11 Won Lost SMAC Enterprises .................. .24 16 Moose ........................................ .23 17 Wanna B's ................................ .21 19 Alley Cats ................................. 2,1 19 RJB Trucking ............................ 17 23 Beilingham Elevator ................. 14 26 HISG: Amanda Athey - 190; HIHG: Amanda Athey- 241; HISS: Amanda Athey-517; HIHS: Amanda Athey-670; HTSG: SMAC Enterprises- 620; HTHG: SMAC Enterprises- 807; HTSS: SMAC Enterprises-1811; Per Lb. PORK SAUSAGE ......... 1.99 DELl HAM ........................ $2.99 Seasoned-Per Lb. I:b- Locally Grown Beef - Per Lb. I:l~ 11 inl~' Locally Grown Pork - Per Lb .~.,.. QUARTERS & SIDES ..... qYl. D HALF A HOG ..................... 90% Lean - Per Lb HAMBURGER PATTIES ........................................................ $2.99 Tuesday, April 19, 2011 INDEPENDENT Page 3b