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i Editorial comment IN A SOW'S EAI00 by Gwen Petersen The attributes of good o1' Bag Balm... Look in any woman's magazine and notice the advertisements for products that can fix your skin. help your mood, and make you slim, younger than spring- time, and irresistible to all males. These fantasy maga- zines show flawless women wearing gorgeous clothing while demonstrating, apply- ing, rubbing, and smelling various goops and got. In the City, every depart- ment store reserves an area the size of a horse arena just to display lotions, creams, ointments, salves, balms, unguents, oils, rubs, gels, liniments, lubricants, mois- turizers, grease, emollients, and emulsions. The mind boggles. Many women, especially city gals. rely on those pre- cious beauty products. Working women will give up lunches for a week just to have the wherewithal to pur- chase a pot of expensive Oil of Ohboy The label guaran- tees the stuff will not only rejuvenate whatever is cracked, flaked, or messed up on any part of a woman's person, but will also attract men like flies to honey. Country women are not immune to the lures. Coun- try gals also have needs: they, too, yearn for dream fulfillment. However, the country woman's creams, lotions, and salves come in a green can labeled "'Bag Balm." When your feet are cracked and sore from hot rubber irrigating boots, what do you do? Reach for the Bag Balm. When you've been out- side and the wind has sand- papered the skin off your cheekbones, what do you do? Grab the Bag Balm. When the sun beats down trying to laser off your flesh and you' re out of sunscreen, what can help? Find the Bag Balm. When the dog gets a thorn in her foot and you tweezer it out, what do you do to soothe her sore paw? Apply some Bag Balm. When you cannot find the oil can and you need to si- lence that squeaky hinge, what can help? A squirt of Bag Balm. When the colt scrapes his hide on the barbed wire fence, what should you do? Smear on some Bag Balm. When your City C'oin comes to visit, ridesyor... mare, and acquires ,-in,, ",.serious chafing where the sun don't shine (on the cousin, not the mare), what can you offer to relieve her pain? HandCity Cousin the Bag Balm. When the cat comes home with his ears in tatters and patches of hide showing where the fur has gone miss- ing, what do you do? First, catch the cat and then daub the wounds with Bag Balm. When you accidentally scratch a groove in the oak of the desk and you have no furniture polish, what can you substitute? Rub the spot with Bag Balm. When you're out of cook- ing oil and you need to sautd some onions or mushrooms, what can you do? Well, for goodness sake, don't fry in Bag Balm! The food will taste terrible! (Edi. note: The above appeared in the March 22, 2002, issue of Agra News and is submitted by Harriett KidmanofOrtonville.) "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" recognition of this special event, a blood cholesterol screening test will be offered on Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th from 7 - 9 a.m. both days. Ortonville Area Health Services will be celebrating healthcare week from Wednesday, May 8 - Friday, May 17, 2002 (combined Hospital. Week and Nursing Home Week). In' This is a complete lipid profile we call "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" and will be a special offer those dates and times for only $10 cashpay- ment. Since this is being offered at (l L) I " I1,,. / " i such a special price, it will not be sub- L *t*=R,,,,,P.,-kC..t.,. ..- mitted to insurances or Medicare and I,m , / --... - - -vv i.q " I ''";'-- /..-..-,tw'A.,. ", mustbepaidatthetimeofthetest. Anyone wishing to take advantage   of the special offer for "The Good, , The Band and The Ugly" cholesterol test is to come to the clinic's lower level education room. This is a fasting test and patients should have nothing to eat or drink from 10 p.m. the night prior to the test. Once your bloodwork is drawn, we will offer coffee, juice and muffins. All test results will be mailed to your home address within a couple of days following the test. As a follow-up to the test, Dr. Huntington will give a presentation from 8:30 - 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15th in the lower level education room. He will review the test results Le_xte,00 ea Ego,,00  t/ t, a,. Gee P. Wner D.D. (Edi. note: Following is ore of a series of articles by the late son of an Evangelical minister who moved his family to Odessa from Minneapolis, living there from 1931 to 1934. Your're reading his memories of life in a small Minnesota town as written to his granddaughter Elissa Kiskaddon. The author was born in 1917 in Sleepy Eye and lived in Blue Earth and Minneapolis before moving to Odessa. One of his classmates in Odessa was Rev. Dr. Ihno lanssen, now retired in Walnut Creek, Cal. Some of the memories are from when the author was a volunteer in mission on the island of Sumatra. Rev. Wemer passed away late in the year 2000. "SPORTS'" During my early childhood, the first eight years or so in Sleepy Eye and Blue Earth, I cannot remember playing any organized games with other children. Certainly any form of sports had not entered my grade school years or experience But when I went to Lamberton for a few.weeks in the summer to visit my grandparents we played two card games, "Flinch" and "Rook," with my cousins. Of course I was not allowed to play with "playing cards." Cheeb firmly believed that "the devil was in the cards" and I couldn't touch them. My cousin Bud and I also made sling shots. We cut the forked branch of a tree into a Y-shaped engine of destruction, cut up an inner tube into rubber strips and took the tongue of an old leather shoe to fashion the pad into which we would fit a stone, or a hard green apple. We became quite proficient at boosting mourning doves off telephone wires with our sling shots. I still have a scar on my thumb where I cut myself making a sling shot - just retribution for my depredation of the dove population. We celebrated the Fourth of July in Lamberton by shooting off cherry bombs in the mouth of the civil war cannon in the town park. It made a mighty roar startling the families at the nearby picnic tables. At the farm we went into the grove where grandpa had a family dumping ground - a true kitchen midden for future archaeologists. Here we put tin cans over a three incher, lit the fuse and watched the cans sail higher than the surrounding trees. By the time we moved to Minneapolis and I entered Franklin Junior High School, I moved on to a higher plane in the sports/entertain- ment world. This school had a gym and a swimming pool so I was intro- duced to gymnastic training and learning basic swimming strokes. Minneapolis had a "big league" baseball team named the "Minneapolis Millers," so called, I believe, because Minneapolis was the flour milling center of the great northwest. Mills first were started at St. Anthony's Falls and the city grew around those falls to be a transporta- tion and milling center. The "Millers" were no match for the New York Yankees, but my father often followed their games by listening on the radio to an afternoon game. One notable day he took me to see a game at the Miller's ball park. I don't remember much about the game, but I do remember bragging to a boy after the game that I had just come from seeing the Millers play My father had stopped on the way back from the game to make a pas- toral call in that south side of the city, and I had a chance to talk with a boy my age in the family. But neither in grade school or junior high did I ever have the chance to play on a "team" of any kind. I was too busy working and making a liv- ing to engage in any frivolous non- productive activity such as organized sports. I was, basically, a loner who. went about his business doing his duty and not seeking much human companionship or company. This isolation from a mother at an early age or a stable family in early years may have played a part in my self- reliance. (continued next week Letters to the editor informing those present of the normal Letter to the Editor ranges as well as high values and We would like to take this wh patients.should be conrnecl o.r opportunity to tell your readers about ...... l . IL=[ , li .31 i- i i i n [ i [[11 n i i i1 i ....  .................. .,  ........ , ............... ........ ,,,,,,,,,, .... ,ma:,.:.l?d!tl/omtljagt-?w-..t 9. l-qzri the effectiveness of seat belts in n j   ---"  -- physlcmn for further evaluauon. Dr. : saving their lives in the event of a car : - [ Huntington will also briefly discuss crash. ......... n -'--'-"--'-+ l"g-"" '----'+' nutrition as it relates to cholesterol With area prom events and the levels, upcoming graduation ceremonies we n "---'---  I'V .... The OAHS staff hope many people want to touch base with, all the youth will participate in this screening tool that are going to be participating in --  and help them celebrate healthcare these events and even just as 2  ! week. important the parents involved as well  We as law enforcement officers 29 31 meals have seen many car crashes, many : involving residents of Ortonville and  - Big Stone County. It never ceases to amaze us that so many people will Apr. 29-May 3: Carol Newman, take the chance of being killed or Red and A. LaCombe, Joan seriously injured because they don't Ronglien, Fran Fridgen want to, or won't take the time, to use their seat belts. Each year, more than ONCE AGAIN . . . 40,000 people are injured and more than 600 killed on Minnesota roads. I expenses (such as increasing health care costs) to the area and ultimately, all Minnesota taxpayers and insurance ,policy holders..  The simple act of buckling your sear'belt, obeyingposted speed limits and not drinking and driving can save your life and those of your passengers and fellow drivers. Regardless of the strictness of state traffic laws or the level of enforcemenL the bottom line is that traffic safety is an individual responsibility. So please, on the behalf of the Ortonville Police Department, Big Stone County Sheriff's Department and the Safe & Sober campaign, wear your seat belt and make sure that children under the age of four are correctly used safety seats and that all children under age twelve are in the back seat. Believe us, we have seen it with our own eyes, seat belts do save lives ' Clues ACROSS 1. Thwart" 5. Greek god of war 9. Wing it 14. Decoy 15. Seen as fool (slang) 16. Order 17. Islamic call to prayer 18. Drag 19. Footed 20. Canis familians 22. Without wonder 24. Color 25. Which 26. Donate income regularly 29. Number system base 8 31. Donkey 34. Small wheel 35. Of she 36. Humbug 37. Arabian Gulf 38. Small 40. Coffee 41. Fall 42. Clod 43. Rational 44. Lineman 45. Old stnnged instruments 47. Fatuous 48. Intensifier 49. Casino game 51. Meat stew braised in red wine 53. Egyptian deity 54. Wrong 57. Asian nation 58. Most garish 60. Accomplished 61. Supplication 62. First Chinese dynasty 58 61 63. Bemock 30. Anger 64. Gift 31. Manila hemp 65. Not current 32. Dwarf juniper Clues DOWN 33. Sun or lamp 1. Falsehood 38. Immerse 2. Liqueur of Greece 39. Power unit 3. Asian country 40. Fourth largest asteroid 4. Build up 43. Ship 5. Gray 45. Having lobes 6. Island in Venice 46. Cata-comered 7. Flightless bird 48. Childhood illness 8. Slosh 50. Icelandic poems 9. Asking 10. Distnbuted 51. Dress flamboyantly 11. Cord 52. Topic 12. Frosts 53. African nation 13. Stratums 54. Tableland 21. State of Cambodia 55. Egyptian goddess 56. Quantitative fact 23. Landing 57. Conk 26. Exchange 27. Halogen element 58. Yeady tonnage, abbr. 28. Woolen 59. Indicated horse- power, abbr. i s s i 3 N v A s S $ S 0 3 3 0 9 I W- 5- I ' 1 "-F TF H II III o ii -"- F -TF T-F MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: Lillian Ninneman Ross Erickson Leola Lovgren Dolores Christensen Mayme Jurgens Alton Hanson Magnus Thompson Irvin Adelman Cheryl Haggard Mrs. Oliver Nolting Floyd Guse Donald Holtquist Harvey Kelzer David Lundell Mrs. Gary Aiberts Verna Stoehr Joan Cloos - Leonard Stanley Dean Dallman Ann Vaage Doris Emde Vernon Longhenry Paul Linduld Bruce Sitter Norvin Beachem Dick's Cycle Shop II Rand Bros. Mike Sharp Mrs. Harlan Freng Alice E. Hanson Vivian Sennott Russell Stansfield Jean Ulrich Wanda Djonne Tom Karels Merle Kilvington Clara Heln Carol Kohler Marlin D. Fredrlckson Lac qui Parle Broadcasting Co. Inc. James Uphoff Ron Athey Adam & Bridget Vanderwal Don C. Lindquist Doris Haugen Mrs. Marianne Ulrich Many of these deaths and injuries - as much as one out of every two killed - could have been prevented if all drivers and passengers had been wearing their seat belts. That translates into hundreds of lives and thousands of dollars in related I "| . Letter to the Editor Disgruntled customer. In last weeks Letter to the Editor, you claimed that you were kicked out of Hilltop Cafe for asking for a clean glass of water. How absurd is thaL next thing you know we will be kicking people out for asking for extra ketchup. That's just ridiculus. / You were astked not to come back because the way you treat the staff. Over the course of three plus years - we have endured harassment, complaints, and out right rudeness. To the point where waitresses have been brought to tears. We feel that laying up here with his dirty boots on the booth, sprawled out and the next one could very well be your own, your child'sor your friends. Sincerely, Officers from the Ortonville Police Department and Big Stone County Sheriffs Department as if he were at home on his davenport, for several hours a day and several times a day, drinking his free ice water while he harasses the other employees. By disputing tips, sending waitresses home, and coming back into the kitchen with frivolous complaints as if he were our boss, is improper behavior. Also, if Hilltop is so awful, why have you been back in several times since, but only when our boss is gone. In close, we value our loyal cmtomers and look forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely, Hilltop Cafe Staff Ortonville Independent Ads Get Noticed. (You're reading this one aren't you?) rll    "It's easy to be a's hard to be a good one." 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