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Obituaries Gala Affai r broug ht back Luverne G. Hofhenke classic Hollywood glamour Larson Funeral Home announces the death of Luverne G. Hofhenke age 72 of Big Stone City, SD. Luverne passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2011 in Milbank, SD. Funeral Services for Luveme will be held today Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone City, SD. Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, April 26 beginning at 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Pastor Iva Laudermith will be officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Big Stone City, SD. Luverne George Hofhenke was born in Milbank, SD on Aug. 30, 1938 to Parents George and Esther (Vogel) Hofhenke. Luverne was baptized and confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. He grew up in the Milbank and Alban Township areas where he attended Alban Township School and Milbank High School until the 10th Grade. In August of 1956, Luverne entered into the Air Force where he worked as an airplane mechanic. He was honorably discharged in 1960. On Dec. 26, 1957, Luverne was united in marriage to Elaine A. Dolen at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank, SD. To this union, they were blessed with six children: Kathleen, Michelle, Peggy, Larry, Dean and Darwin. Luverne worked at the Big Stone Cheese Factory and as an auto mechanic at various places, including: Montana, Milbank, SD, Ortonville, Watertown, SD and Canby. He also spent some time managing a hog operation near Wilmot, SD. Luverne was a member of the Big Stone American Legion, 2 Cylinder Club, Horizons Group and was a faithful blood donor; he gave the largest amount of blood in Grant County. Some of Luverne's hobbies included: flying airplanes, tractors, farming, building airplane models and cutting wood. Luverne passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Golden Living Center in Milbank, SD after a short stay. He had lived to reach the age of 72 years. Luverne is survived by his wife, Elaine of Big Stone City; children: Larry Hofhenke of Sioux Falls, SD, Dean Hofhenke of St. Paul, Kathleen Hanson of Milbank, SD, Michelle Karges of Milbank, SD, Peggy (Ronald) Brandriet of Brookings and Sioux Falls, SD; 13 grandchildren: Emily Hanson of Madison, SD, Buddy Karges of Watertown, SD, Matthew Karges and special friend Julie Anderson of Fargo, ND, Lucas (Amber) Karges of Sioux Falls, SD, Micheal (Cassandra) Oslund of Summit, SD, Amanda Oslund of Sioux Falls, SD, Jessica Hofhenke of Rapid City, SD, Elizabeth (Joe) Machmiller of Sioux Falls, SD, Flint Yanchunas of Yellville, AR, Nicholas Dufexis of Sioux Falls, SD, Johnathan Hofhenke of Sioux Falls, SD, Alex Hofhenke of Sioux Falls, SD, LaTeena Wedell o.f Sioux Falls, SD; great- grandchildren: Nathaniel Wilts, Braiden Kiecksee, Cody, Hailey, Jon and Kylee Oslund, Aubrey Oslund, Neveah Johnson, Anton Hofhenke, MaKayla and Jonathan Machmiller, Dakota and Wyatt Yanchunas, Julia Vickers and Carmen and Oskar Hofhenke; siblings: Marian (Duane) Wellnitz of Miles City, MT, Arvid (Irma) Hofhenke of Milbank, SD; brother-in-law Leonard (Donna) Dolen of Watertown, SD; sisters-in- law: Karen (Jim) Loehrer of Milbank, SD, Gloria (Ted) Kubesh of Blaine, Marilyn (Roger) Barnhardt of Big Stone City, SD; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Luverne was preceded in death by his son Darwin and parents George and Esther. Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences to the family, on-line, visit our website at Mildred Mary (Karels) Yatckoske Mildred Mary (Karels) Yatckoske, daughter of Hubert and Elsie (Vogelbacher) Karels was born March 31, 1920 in Yellowbank Township, Lac qui Parle Co. Memorial mass will be May 6, 2011 at 1 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. Burial will be at a later date. Her early adult life was spent assisting families around her home area. In the early 1950's she went to live and work in Minneapolis. She was united in marriage to Lester Yatckoske and they moved to their hobby farm at Foreston. Both worked at the Milaca school. They enjoyed rural life raising Belgian horses and mules and going to auction sales. Mildred loved being stepmother to the children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing quilts, flowers, gardening, and visiting with friends and relatives. After the death of her husband she moved to Fairway View Senior Community in Ortonville. She passed away on Friday, April 15,2011 at Northridge Nursing Center in Ortonville. She is survived by a stepson, Norlin (Lynnelle) of Arizona, stepdaughter Lorraine (John) Jones of Minneapolis. Two step grandchildren, 21 step great-grandchildren, and eight step great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Norbert, Ortonville, Edward L. (Marie) of Rosen, sisters, Irene Mathison, Ortonville, Mardelle (Ed) Croatt, Madison, Mary Lou Croatt, Ortonville, Betty (Bob) Phillips, South Windsor, CT, and brother-in-law Roger Lund, Woodbury, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, husband, stepsons, Lester and Wesely, twin sister Florence Ulrich, sisters Sylvia Croatt and Ann Lund. Memorials of your choice may be sent to Norbert Karels, 215 Lundell Ave., Apt. 101, Ortonville, MN 56278. Family Living Focus What to do when someone talks about suicide Although not as common in seniors, often individuals contemplating suicide will give some sort of indication. An older adult might say: "I wonder what it would be like if I wasn't around?" or "Nobody would miss me if I wasn't here." or "I wish I could go to sleep and never wake up." This may be their way of asking for help. DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK- "Are you thinking about harming yourself?" or "Have you been thinking about ending your life?" versus "You aren't thinking of committing suicide are you?" The first question offers an opening for more dialogue. The second closes the discussion by indicating you don't want to listen. Try to determine their level of distress and ask about thoughts or plans of self-harm. Note: By raising the issue,, you are not likely to instill the possibility of suicide in someone who is not already thinking of it. LISTEN-to how the person describes the problem and learn 'about what problems the individual believes suicide would solve. Your genuine attention and concern may be the most helpful element of offering hope. OFFER SUPPORT-to the individual in distress with "I care" statements such as "I want to help you" and "You are not alone" and "I will help you get the services you need." ASSURE - them of your support and confidentiality however, do not promise to maintain secrecy when risk to life is involved. ACT IMMEDIATELY-to ensure safety and address acute care needs. Offer to take them to get help from a counselor or a crisis center. Help them call a suicide hotline or call 911 if the threat is immediate. SEEK CONSULTATION-Talking about suicide may be a new experience for many people and can be anxiety producing. 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If you would like more information on "What to do When Someone Talks about Suicide" feel free to contact Gail Gilman-Waldner, Program Development and Coordination - Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging@, Inc. and Professor Emeritus - University of Minnesota at 507-389- 8869 or e-mail Gail at Additional resources are available by contacting the Senior LinkAge Linefi at 1-800-333- 2433 or visiting the MinnesotaHelp.Info website at www.MinnesotaHelp.Info. ........ " ....................... I[-- C1 pc. Chester's Fried ii!" ,'72: Golden Plump ;I:!:2.V   Rot isserle  Chk,n $7.99  ,{ ' .l%ble..00 "all l00omaqs (,/ ' ll IIn1llt.l  ..... ., 2 for $1o.99 Court report (Week of April 20, 2011) Big Stone County Sheriff's Office Jeffrey Jay Ruona, Alexandria, Theft of Services, Disorderly Conduct, Fined $9,567.00, Local Confinement Stay 120 days for one year, Supervised Probation one year. Adam John Tomschin, Clinton, Vehicle-Window Restrictions-Tint Too Dark, Fined $135. Ortonville Police Department Roger Cummings, Beardsley, Issue Dishonored Check, Fined $195.83. Cassey Ann Bell, Ortonville, Issue Dishonored Check, Fined $203.94. Charles Matthew Bell, Ortonville, Issue Dishonored Check, Fined $225.71. MN State Patrol-St. Cloud Leon Larhine Stange, Stratford, SD, Speeding, 65/55, Fined $125. What a night! The Big Stone Health Care Foudation's 18th Annual Gala Af- fair "Classic Hollywood Glamour," held on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Sioux Historic Pavilion in Ortonville was a roaring success! It was also a nostalgic evening as Foundation President Dr. Robert Ross lauded former Foundation Executive Director Jan Schmidt for 15 years of loyal and dedicated service. Paul Strong, who was asked to fill the seat of the late Robert Pflueger, was intro- duced as the Foundation's newest Board member. Paul brings with him a great knowledge of the Foundation as his father, Jim was an ardent advocate and President of the Foundation for many years. Tribute was also paid to Robert Pflueger, who was part of the Foundation's early years and its Secre- tary since its inception. Amber Payson, one of the nurses in the Dialysis Unit, presented Lois Pflueger with a black granite plaque which will be hung in the Unit as a memorial to Bob and to recognize his part in bringing a Dialy- sis Unit to Ortonville. Nostalgia continued, but with music as "The Classics" took the stage with a performance paying tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the timeless music of their era. With song and dance and a few jokes, their entertain- ment was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in the audience. Once again, local merchants (and Larson receives MSU Moorhead scholarship Randy Larson Jr., a 2009 graduate of Ortonville High School, has received a $2000 Upper class Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Larson is the son of Randy and Christi Larson of Odessa. The Upper class Scholarship is available to students pursuing their first undergraduate degree who have completed at least 12 MSUM semester credits by the end of the fall semester with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Minnesota State University Moorhead is a comprehensive regional university enrolling approximately 7,477 students. MSUM offers 67 undergraduate majors with 85 different emphases and options, 15 areas of pro- professional studies, 13 graduate degree programs, and 35 areas of teacher licensure preparation. MSU Moorhead is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. some from afar) were most generous in providing gifts which names were drawn for. Winners were Mary Weber, Kelsie Thomas and Kris Munger (Handmade Saggy Bottom Purses and Jewelry donated by Kari Conlon, JoLee's Jewelry and an anonymous donor), Maria Swartos, Deb Henning- son, David Dinnel and Linda Ostlund (Elvis Tote Bags with games and puz- zles), Colt Eden (Memorex DVD player donated by Radio Shack-Or- tonville), Lorwin Zahrbock and Kristyanna Brandriet (Valley Queen Cheese Sets), Jill Fuller and Mary Jen- nett (Pink Papaya Spa Collections do- nated by Karl Conlon), Julie Ann French ($50 gift certificate from Carl- son Drug), and Donna Moberg ($25 Liebe Drug Gift Card). The Foundation Board of Directors and the Gala Committee would like to thank the OHS boys basketball team, the OHS Key Club and the young ladies for valet parking and dinner service, Tanny Meyer and Kyla Pow- ell, our two paparazzi, the Ortonville Flower Shop for greenery, the National Guard Armory for use of their coat rack, Jason, Joe and Hillary Henrich for bartending services, Mark, Sheila and all the staff at Lakewood Lodge for the wonderful accommodations and service. A very special thank you is ex- tended to the Gala's sponsors because without their financial support, the Gala would not be such a successful event-Sanford Health, Hasslen Con- struction Co., Inc. GCC Ready Mix, Ortonville Area Health Services, Sioux Historic Pavilion, Northside Medical Center PLC-Physician Group, Vision Marketing, Benson Family Dental, Minnwest Bank, Big Stone Therapies, Inc., CenBank, Ortonville Independent, Dr. Steven Winther, DDS, Hartman's Super Valu, Conroy Eye Care, Dr. Gre- gory Peterson, Minn-Kota Anesthesia, Blair Johnson, CPA, Fluegel, Ander- son, McLaughlin, & Brutlag, Chtd., Liebe Drug, Inc., Stolpman Insurance Agency, Border States Cooperative, Strong, Inc., Pheasants Forever, Big Stone Co., Pro Image Partners and Nel- son Electric. Gala committee members are Barb Ash, Kristi Delage, Nova Foster, Sandy Hanson, Patty Haukos, Cheryl Hausauer, Hillary Henrich, Lisa Ross, Mary Ross, Nancy Skalbeck, Jayne Stecker, Ethel Swenson, Ronda Thielke, Heather Tietjen, Cindy Van- Dover and Barb Voecks. All proceeds from the Gala benefit the Big Stone Health Care Foundation to fulfill its mission to secure, maintain and provide funding to preserve and expand area health care. For more information about the 18th Annual Gala Affair or to be placed on the mailing list for next year's event, please call Sally Rakow at 320- 839-4135 or email Graceville to hold stroke, osteoporosls screenings Residents living in and around the Graceville community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Graceville Community Building will host Life Line Screening Thursday, May 5. The site is located at 415 Studdart Ave. in Graceville. Four key points every person needs to know: Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of perma- nent disability 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient Screenings identify potential car- diovascular conditions such as blocked arteries an'd irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screen- ing to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to sched- ule an appointment, call 1-877-237- 1287 or visit our website at Pre-reg- istration is required. PRINTING is Our Business THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT :: ii ..:::i:::':-' i  ...... :: ilii   ' ....... :%iii: ........................................... :::::::::*:: .......... : MONTHLY SERVICES AND .:::::.. :::: :::::::: .... E V EN TS CA L E NDAR ..... ..::: Kevin Bjordahl, MD Peter Reynen, MD NanciVan Peursem, MD Crispin Webb, MD ill Terry Seeman, MD Milbank Area Hospital Avera Brenda Holscher, PA-C Avera Waubay Clinic Ill Patrick Dreis, PA-C Avera Big Stone City Clinic Kanya Vanadurongvan, MD Vichit Vanadurongvan; MD Peggy Schuelke, CNP Revillo Clinic Avera Susan Leddy, CNP Avera Wilmot Clinic At Avera Milbank Medical Center and Milbank Area Hospital Avera, we're making a positive impact on the lives and health of our community. OUTREACH SPECIALISTS : ;:::Dedcer 3,:11224.,31 (800)456209 t::::::i: ; :::.:::1/21 (877) 888404 Dr. Carpenter May 12 (605) 432-4587 Dietary Julie Daniels0n, RD May 18 (6051432J387 Soraty /10 (605)4324587 Omology Dr.Amin May12 : Dr.Rieber May11,25 (800)6584763 Dr, Srnan Every M0n. &Thur (605) 4324538 Pain Dr.Westbrook May 16 (605) 4324538 Management (65)4327 (6O5) 886-5262 Psychdogy Dr Bud Avera $ Milbank Medical Center CAMPUS SERVICES , .iiiiiiii;iiiii;i; Free Blood Pressure Screenings - 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. 1:30 - 5 p.m. atthe Clinic Acute Clinic - every Saturday. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Hospital Daily Services - Chemotherapy, Bone Densit Scans, CT Scans, MRI Scans, Ultrasounds, Digital Mammography Ndear Medicine - Every Monday Sleep Study Lab - Once per month SATELLITE CLINICS Avera Big Stone City Clinic - (605) 862-7999 Revillo Clinic Avera - (605) 623-4695 Avera Waubay Clinic - (605) 947-3422 Avera Wilmot Clfhic - (605) 9384351 Millz,a akArea Hospital Avera MBNK-9014 Clinic: 605)432-4587 Hospital: (605)432-4538 * Page 6 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, April 26,2011