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County (continued from page one) has been doing in the County, Johnson expressed that they are very happy with the work that Darrin has been doing and that Darrin has some different things that he is working on that will be a benefit in the County. Don Kleven of the US Fish and Wildlife Service was present request- ing certification for two easement tracks in Odessa Township owned by Dan Hasslen and David Gunderson. The Board approved unanimously. Commissioner Brent Olson asked the Board that a Prime West Legislative letter be sent to appropri- ate Senators and Representatives. This deals with a priority health issue pending in the House and Senate Health and Human Services (HHS). The bill included language that will ensure county-based purchasing remains an option for Big Stone County and all rural Minnesota coun- ties that desire to pursue this local alternative to non-local HMO's. Big Stone County strongly supports the House language. In other business, the Board approved an off sale beer license for Lakeshore RV Park. They also approved the six month storage lease agreement with Pro Auto/Storage 12. The next meeting of the County Board will be on Tuesdy, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Courthouse. THE BIG STONE COUNTY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP donates 25% of the money raised each year to a cancer research hospital, and this year the Cancer Support Group donated $6,900 to the Cure Kids Cancer program at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD. The presentation was made April 12 at Ortonville, and Bette Johnson, president of the Support Group, right, presented the check to Kim Haiar, left, from the Development Office at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD. A presentation and slide show of some of the Children's Miracle Network of Sanford Children's Hospital were presented by Haiar. Sanford Children's Hospital is this region's only Cure Kids Cancer Hospital. Their mission is to find life-saving treatments, and eventually cures, for children's cancer by raising funds and awareness. ] INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS.* I Hispanic, women farmers, ranchers claims process Linda Hennen, State Executive Di- rector for USDA Farm Service Agency in Minnesota announced the establish- ment of a process to resolve the claims of Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who assert that they were dis- criminated against when seeking the U.S. Department farm loans. "USDA will announce the opening of the claims period in the summer of 2011 that will last for 180 days" said nennen. In connection with the announce- ment community based organizations, stakeholders and partners that provide services to Hispanic and women farm- ers and ranchers are encouraged to in- form potential clients about the Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers claims process. Linda said "the claims process of- fers a streamlined alternative to litiga- tion and provides at least $1.33 billion in compensation, plus up to $160 mil- lion in farm debt relief, to eligible His- panic and women farmers and ranchers." The program provides up to $50,000 for each Hispanic or woman farmer who can show that USDA de- nied them a loan or loan servicing for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000, ac- cording to a press release from USDA. Hispanic or female farmers who pro- vide additional proof and meet other requirements can receive a $50,000 re- ward. Successful claimants are also eligi- ble for funds to pay the taxes on their awards and for forgiveness of certain existing USDA loans, according to the press release. There are no filing fees or other costs to claimants to partici- pate in the program. Participation is voluntary and individuals who opt not to participate are not precluded by the program from filing a complaint in court according to Hennen remarks. The Local Farm Service Agency will be conducting two informational meetings at the Big Stone County FSA office, 342 NW Second Street, Or- tonville at 8:00 a.m. on the following Wednesday's, May 11 and 25. Individuals interested in participat- ing in the claims process may register to receive a claims package by calling 1-888-508-4429 or on line at HYPER- LINK "" USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272(voice), or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). Verizon Wireless .... 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Up to $175 early termination fee ($350 for advanced devices), up to 10/MB after 250 MB allowance. Requires compatible EV-DO Rev. A device (sold separately). Mobile Broadband is available to more than 285 million people in 264 major metros in the U.S. Network details and coverage maps at, @2011 Verizon Wireless Annual Welcome Tea set for May 5 The sixth annual Newcomers Welcome Tea for ladies of the Big Stone Lake area is being planned for Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. The gath- ering will be held at First English Lutheran Church, 9 NW 3rd St, Ortonville. All ladies new to the area within the last few years are invited to attend. Information on community groups of interest for adults and children will be available. Refreshments will be served and there will be door prize drawings. The annual event is hosted by an independent group of women to help new ladies to get acquainted and is not affiliated with any church. Please call Erlys Sis at (320)-839- 3786, Janis Sellin at (320)-839-3208 or Ethel Swenson at (320)-839-3866 to confirm your attendance. (ADVx2) Open house baby shower for Kindelbergers An open house baby shower will be held for baby Kindy, on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center in Ortonville. Proud parents are Dustin and Jamie Kindelberger. They are registered at Target. No local invitations will be sent out. (ADVx2) , m Area news digest MORRIS-A group has raised enough money to purchase the Pomme de Terre Golf Club in Morris from owners Joe Riley, John Riley and Chris Leman. The group and owners reached a purchase agreement for $557,583, which is less than the owners' original asking price of $600,000. The group reportedly raised $615,000. FAIRFAX-The Fairfax Library Board and Gayle Mack of SEH Inc., the architect for the project, presented the plans for the new Fairfax Library. The presentation included the plans for the inside of the library as well as designs for the exterior and plaza area of the new building. The new library is planned for the lot on the corner of 1st Street SE and 1st Avenue SE, the site of the former Weir Hotel. The lot is still in the process of being acquired through the eminent domain process. Ownership of the lot is expected to be completed shortly. BENSON-Benson's City Council Monday night voted to proceed with the demolition of the old creamery building once it has the signed documents transferring ownership from the Veto Munson estate to the city. It will wait, however, on the demolition of the Farmer's Market elevator until it knows just how much state Local Government Air (LGA) it could be losing. It is estimated that the demolition of the creamery building will cost around $75,000. That cost includes capping the well inside the building and dealing with small amounts of asbestos. At this point, the funds may be coming from the city's general fund reserve. WHEATON-The Wheaton Area School Board has agreed to reduce several positions and programs to prepare for the next fiscal year. The school board during its meeting Monday night approved a resolution to trim $75,354 from its budget, and specified $11,000 of increased revenue. The combination of reductions and added revenue amount to $86,354 for the 2011-2012 school year. Most of the money will be saved by reducing certified staff, paraprofessionals, and coaching positions, according to recommendations made by District 803 administrators. The biggest chunk of savings will come from eliminating a half-time teaching position at Pearson Elementary School. The move reduces the budget by $23,000. The board also agreed to reduce the Family and Consumer Science teaching position (FACS) from .6 of a full-time equivalent (FTE) to .5 FTE, a move which will save $9,352. Ortonville News By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 Vi Hansen attended Don and Carolyn Verheul's 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 16 at Abiding Faith Lutheran Church. Many friends from Colorado also were there and spent some time in Ortonville. Kathy Gilsdorf's brother Keith and Peg Gilsdorf and children of Brooklyn Park, visited Kathy over the weekend of April 16 and 17. They attended the high school musical play. Urban and Ludie Stolpman's nephew Jason Carrol of Minneapolis visited Urban and Ludie and David the weekend of April 15. Jason copied family pictures for the Stolpman and Loehrer family history. They spent Saturday at graves in the area like Milbank and Rpsen to take pictures to get information on past relatives. Sunday, April 17 visitors at Gen Adelman's home at Fairway View were her son Dennis and Gail Adelman and granddaughter Jennifer . of Milbank. Monday, April 18 David and Janet Weber went to John Marlow's funeral in Chokio held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Janet Weber attended a dance performance at Northridge on Saturday, April 16. Janet's granddaughter Morgan Haggerty was in it. Joe and Sherry Skorcyewski of Aberdeen, Judy Roberts of Big Stone, and Arvilla Bergseth had an Easter dinner at the Gary and Ethel Swenson's home on Sunday, April 17. Remembrance set for L. Danielson April 30 at Matador A gathering for remembrance of Lowell Danielson will take place at The Matador Supper Club on Saturday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. Anyone who knew Lowell and his family are welcome to attend. (ADV) Open house for Caroline Zahn set A 90th birthday celebration for Caroline Zahn will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 2-4 p.m. at New Life Community Baptist Church, 605 Minnesota St N, Ortonville. Everyone is welcome. (ADV) Spring/summer clothing giveway Big Stone City Horizon's annual "Spring and Summer Clothing Giveaway" will be held Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Big Stone Senior Center, located on Main St. across from the Big Stone Motel in Big Stone City, SD. Donations of spring and summer clothing items are needed and can be dropped off starting on Wednesday, May 4 between 8 a,m. and 5 p.m. at the Senior Center. WordAIone to meet May 7 The West Central WordAlone Ministries meeting will be Saturday, May 7 with fellowship at 9:30 a.m. and meeting and program at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Benson. The program will be by Anne Gran, Trustee of LCMC who will report on her trip to two Gatherings in Ethiopia, Africa. Everyone Welcome! Jane Streed spent a pleasant day with her daughter Sara Mathes. Sara drove Jane to Watertown on Wednesday, April 13 where they bought a few things not available here and had lunch before returning home. Shirley Karels visited Delores Karels on Sunday, April 17. Eleanor Pavin spent the April 15 weekend in St. Cloud with her nephew Russel Minahan to celebrate his 40th birthday with a party, John and Anna Rothi were guests of Butch and lone Gibson on Sunday, April 17 for an early Easter dinner. Lois Ritter attended her grandson Ashton Breitbarth's third grade play in Fargo on Friday, April 8. She had a good time visiting with him and her other relatives. Lois arrived in Fargo on April 8 and returned home on Wednesday, April 13. The Centennial Club met Monday, April 18 at Vi Mehlop's. Eight members were present. Vi gave the ladies a history lesson and then they visited and had lunch. Scott and Laurie Maas' daughter Jenny of St. Louis Park was home to visit Scott and Laurie the weekend of April 15. They went to the Ortonville play "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and visited. Tom and Ann Nelson who live by the lake about seven and a half miles up on the Minnesota side have been watching a pair of loons swim back and forth and make their pretty calls. Ann has been seeing loons on an off over the years. Loons don't like a lot of activity. Brent and Brenda Zahrbock's son Bryant Zahrbock of St. Thomas Bridal shower set for Megan Moen There will be an open house bridal shower for Megan Moen bride-t0-be of Shane Bilben, on Sunday, May 1 from 2-4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Ortonville. (ADV) I College and Brent's brother Kirk from Wayzata visited Brent and Brenda. Gary and LaVonne Beachem's son Dustin from Moorhead State College came home for Easter to visit Gary and LaVonne. Wayne and Sandy Klumm were able to go to Las Vegas, Denver, and Rapid City. They were gone for three weeks and are happy to be home. Sandy Kumm went to the Hospice Volunteer Banquet along with other hospice volunteers Tuesday night, April 19 in Willmar. Marilyn Carlson visited Delores Karels on Sunday, April 17. Delores returned home from Northridge to the Homerite Apartments on Friday afternoon, April 15. Phyllis Schluter arrived back in Ortonville on Sunday, April 10 She spent seven days in Conroe, TX with son John and family including five month old great granddaughter Scarlett Peiffer and great grandsons Costner, Brooks, and Hudson Jasper. John and wife Sharon drove Phyllis to Shreveport, LA where Phyllis stayed with grandson Mike Wiesner and wife Thuy and great grandson Waylen'and new baby Wyatt. She had a good time. Laura Lamb's parents from Perham stopped on Friday, April 15 on their way to Omaha, NE to visit Matt and Laura Lamb and girls. On Wednesday night, April 20 they came back on their way home. Matt's parents from Canada visited Matt and Laura and girls on Sunday, April 17 and left on Monday, April 18. Rifle Club to meet The Big Stone Lake Rifle Club will hold its annual meeting today Tuesday, April 26, 201 l, at the county museum. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Several items will be discussed and a date for the annual range cleanup session will be set. Club members are asked to attend. HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM,-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 Per Lb. ,, OQ Seasoned-PerpORK SAUSAGELb ......... $. 1.99 DELl TURKEY ................. ,,," .--" -- Locally Grown Beef - Per Lb. 11% 1 lr3 ' Locally Grown Pork - Per Lb.  QUARTERS & SLOES ..... 11 . HALF A HOG ..................... tl 9o% Lean - Per Lb. $2 99 HAMBURGER PATTIES ......................................................... Tuesday, April 26, 2011 NDEPENDENT Page 3