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YOUNG GYMNASTS AND HELPERS from Beliingham Elementary are shown above. In back are helpers, left to right, Seth Henrich, Ethan Hoffman, Kara Maatz, Lindsay Plathe, Chelsea Henrich and Tabitha Henrich. Fourth row, gymnasts McKenzie Henrich, Kayla Mielitz, Brandy Larson, Shellaney Mo),er, Theresa Hoffman, Jessica Mielitz, Danielle Brehmer, Addisyn Brehmer and Instructor Christi Larson. Third row, Olivia Karels, Gretchen Fernholz, Venessa Garrett, Nicole Kirchberg, Zachary Larson, Jarett Haugen, Bonnie Sue Stolpman and Dannie Bailey. Second row, Jonathon Hoffman, Michaela Radermacher, Amber Sorenson, Colton Brehmer, Cassandra Sorenson, Tiffany MielRz, Lexy Larson and Abby Weber. In front are Garion Mulder, Tristan Adelman, Tyler Brehmer, MacKenzie Streich and Morgan Plathe. Not pictured are Carolyn Adelman, Travis Radermacher, Nicole Kirchberg, Ricky Ashwood, Kimberly Jacobson and Jacob Henrich. Big Stone Area Growth dev'elopment entity serving Big Stone County. We support both the Advanced Business & Community Development Center, and the need for a substantial revolving loan fund for business retention and expansion and job creation. Big Stone County is donating $20,000 to Big Stone Area Growth as matching funds to be used specifically for the USDA/ IRP-RLF project. As a County Board, we are committed to supporting the Board of Directors of Big Stone Area Growth and their mtssion to provide leadership in community and economic development Mr. Dave Torgerson is a member of both Boards and John Cunningham, who is president of (BSAG), is also the Big Stone County Extension Director. _.., Sincerely, ...... BOard Chfiff '€' ........ :  " ' .... Oui" special thanks tm County Commissioners Richard: Lane-lst District, Jeanne Krueger- 2nd District, David Torgerson-3rd District, Bruce Swigerd-4th District, Alvin Maas-5th District. We would also like to thank William Watson, Michelle Knutson and Sharon Finke for their time. I II Economic Update (Together we're "building" a better future) BSAG would like to extend a personal invitation to attend our first annuol meeting at 7:15 p.m. on 2nd at the Senior Center. Any questions please call Roger Bird the Executive Director at 83%3939, or stop in at the Courthouse and talk to John Cunningham the president of Big Stone Area Growth. We will be voting on new board positions, and discussing our Advanced Business & Community Development Center, the Senior housing initiative, a Senior social & recreational project, and fund raising. The Board will give you a glance at where BSAG is now & why we need YOU to help shape the vision of where we want to be in five years. Whether your interests are in community, or economic development come help us build a bettetturi'fOP  Big Stone County! The following information is from a letter sent to the Blandin Foundation from the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners: (See attached) "Dear Board of Directors: 77fis letter is in support of non- profit 501(c)3 organization, Big Stone Area Growth (BSAG), as both an economic and community Letters to the editor I I live when people like you are so willing to give. With this attitude of love and care you will find a welcome anywhere. You may not always know when someone is especially blessed by a kindness you've done. As you freely share your hours and days, may you also be blessed in many ways. I would like to extend a very special thank you to Volunteer Branch 8392 as you continue to be a driving force in making a difference right here in Traverse Big Stone Counties. Your hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed. Sincerely Roy Bartz, District Representative Aid Association for Lutherans/Lutheran Brotherhood. Final draft of County plan now available Copies of the final draft of the Big Stone County Comprehensive Plan are now available for public review at the County Planning and Zoning office. The public review period will end with a public hearing to be held May 14 at 7 p.m., at the Clinton Memorial Building in Clinton. Key features of the Comprehensive Plan are the current and emerging issues chapter, which outlines issues that should be addressed over the next 20 years; the goals, objectives and policy guidelines chapter, which outlines what specific approaches the County should take to guide land use decisions; and finally the implementation chapter, which explains how the Comprehensive Plan should be put into action. Other information contained in the Plan includes historic population and household numbers, 20-year p'rojections for th'Cbhn5,', citlsand  townships and information on the County's current land uses and natural resources, Ogilvie-Howard to wed June 8th Ms. Patricia (Lilly) Ogilvie of Bristol, VT and Mr. Stephen Howard of Vergennes, VT announce their engagement. Patty is te daughter of Margaret (Wilson) Schake and Earl Schake of Bellingham. and the late Donald Lilly.. Steve is the son of Frances Howard of La Mesa, CA and Donald Howard of Winthrop, ME. Patty is a 1971 graduate of Ortonville High School and is currently employed a., Office Manager at Senix Corporation in Bristol, VT. Steve is a 1971 graduate of Woodstock High School in Woodstock, VT and is currently employed as a Field Representative for applied Proactive Technologies of Springfield, MA. A June 8, 2002 wedding is planned. I I I Letter to the Editor This week, April 22-26th is a special one. It is National Volunteer Week. a time for the entire country to applaud the amazing efforts of people who give so generously of their time and talents. The Members of Traverse Big Stone Branch 8392 are among those who deserve a hardy hand. AAL/LB is proud to support communities through its volunteer branches. Where would we be without volunteers who quickly respond when a need appears? This is the way you have chosen to serve, what appreciation you deserve! There are very many things to do and YOUR time can only be given by YOU. So without complaint and without demands You offer the labor of your hands. The world is a better place to PRINTING Is Our Business THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT TUBBS IIIIIIIIIIIIIlilllllllllllllllll SOFT WATER Obituaries Kevin Klapel . Funeral services for Kevin Klapel, ""49, of Ortonville were held Sunday, Ai,i 21, 2002 at the First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville with Rev. Sue Seiffert officiating. Organist was Marilyn Hanson and soloist was Jim Foster. Pallbearers were Tanya Lynch, Doug Lynch, Marc Rabe, Susan Klapel. and Danny Klapel. A private family interment service will be held at a later date. Kevin Nell Klapel was born May 15, 1952 to parents Rueben and Vernice (Melberg) Klapel in Ortonville. Kevin grew up and attended school in Ortonville where he graduated from Ortonville High School. Kevin was in Auto Parts Sales for many years and lived in Ortonville all of his life. Kevin Klapel died at the Ortonville Hospital after a short illness on April 18, 2002 reaching the age of 49 years, 11 months and three days. He very much enjoyed his family and he had one great nephew, Logan Lynch, in whom he took special joy. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother, Vernice Klapel of Ortonville; one sister Narviila (Ron) Rabe of Omaha, NE and their children, Marc Rabe and Tanya (Doug) Lynch and their son Logan; one brother, Ronald (Peggy) Klapel of Hinkley, and their children Susan and Danny Klapel. The Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville was in charge of the arrangements. Extension to hold economic training located in WCA North Elementary, Elbow Lake and on Wednesday, May 29, 2002, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Chippewa County Courthouse Assembly Room, Montevideo. Trainers for the workshop will be Extension Educators Shirley AndersonPorisch, Lyon County; and Sara Croymans, Chippewa County. The cost of the training is $15, which includes training materials, lunch and refreshments. Purchase of the curricu- lum is an additional $100. For more information or to register for the training, contact the University of Minnesota Extension Service - Chippewa County, 629 North l lth Street, Montevideo, MN 56265 or call 320-269-6521 or 1-800-247-0412. Dollar Works, a curriculum devel- oped by the University of Minnesota Extension Service, equips agency staff and others interested to teach the elements of economic literacy. The curriculum includes the assessment tool, "Measuring Money Skills," plus nine informational units with hand- outs that cover money goals & choic- es; teaching kids about money; mak- ing and managing a spending and sav- ings plan; reading a paycheck; han- dling a bank account; using credit wisely; and managing debt. Trainings for the Dollar Works curriculum will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2002, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Grant County Extension Office Meeting Room, Energy assistance program Income Guidelines(3Months) Income 1 $4,334 2 $5,668 3 $7,001 4 $8,335 The Energy Assistance Program, delivered by Prairie Five C.A.C., Inc., will take applications to help pay heating costs through Friday, May, 3 I, ,2002. If you have fallen behind on your heating bills this winter, you may be eligible for some help if your income is at or below state income guidelines. If you have applied for help in this past heating season you cannot apply again. The Energy Program pays only part of your heating costs and makes payments directly to the vendor. Eligibility is based on three months income. Persons wanting to apply for help need to call their County Outreach Worker for an appointment or a mail- out application. The Big Stone County Outreach Worker is Felicia Athey and you can reach her at (320) 325-5227 in Clinton. • Y It to my dad at Progressive!" i "If you "break" your vehicle " • COMPLETE AUTO BODY SHOP • WINDSHIELD REPAIR & REPLACEMENT • 100°/o CUSTOMER SATISFACTION • FREE COMPUTERIZED ESTIMATES PROGRESSIVE COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Li'nda Roggenbuck 109 SE 2nd Street * Ortonville, MN 56278 FOR I&II IN One bedroom apartments. All rent. 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