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O "] AConstrDuctlveNewspEaperlnALiveOommuEnity " N D NT couple's son heads National Council of Churches ? AL GORE congratulates Bishop Craig Anderson and his wife, Liz, following Bishop recent installation as President of the National Council of Churches at the National Cathedral DC. al to Was of ad LJ ncil hires local man for Clerk/Administrator job meeting out at step four on the of the city's pay scale, earning $3S,031 per year. .- i After high school, Taffe w during the summer with tiZcity's parks department for four years in the youth conservation corps under the street department. After that, he worked for The Maintenance Team, Inc., a service company in the Twin Cities, for five years. Taffe served as president of the company. "I was born and raised here," Taffe said, "and I have no intention of going anywhere. If the only issue was mak- ing more money, I would just stay where I am now." The son of the late Vmnt and Libby Taffe, he grew up in Ortonville and graduated from OHS in 1978. He later married Carol Schreck from Appleton, and the Taffe's now have three'children, Mitchell,7, Charlie, 5, and Kelly, 2. The family lives on Ortonville's Peninsula. Taffe likes living in this area, and said that he definitely wants to stay in Ortonville. Taffe will begin work as City Clerk/Administrator as of June 1. "I'm very happy to be back working with the city of Ortonville," he said. fishing tournament this on Big Stone Lake States Fishing fth annual Team the fwst fishing season for the ill be held this Saturday, May 9 on Big Stone Lake. The one day tournament will begin Saturday morning with the first flight, usually around 25 boats, leaving at 7 a.m. and returning by 3 p.m. If anoth- NCE ........ q ANNIES" were purchased, by Cenbank. for crew to be used ,n CPR mstructmn. Shown Barr, Dean Strege, Mona Strege, Scott Cenbank. er flight is needed, it will depart at 7:15 a.m. and end the day at 3:15 p.m. Mike McCafferty of the Big Stone Legion, where this year's USFA Tournament registration will take place, said that the anglers earn points based on the order that they finish, and the top teams from the five tourna- ments in the region will participate in the state competition, held August 22 and 23. Team Walleye conducts six tourna- ments per year in each of its twelve districts. Tournaments are restricted to 125 boats/teams per event. Entry fees for the tournament are $115 per team for one day events like Big Stone Lake's, or $125 for two day tourna- ments. The USFA sponsors fishing tourna- ments in 11 states, including the Winnibigoshish and Mille Laks lakes in Minnesota. The top teams from each region will qualify for the $50,000 National Championship to be held Sept. 28-Oct 3 at Lake Stockton in Stockton, MO. The top 10 point holders from each district, plus 20 wild card teams will (Continued on page 3) Ocal conce.rt next week, Award finalists chosen from the Music 'It's A Grand May will be Award of the four eichel, charge of $3 for adults and $2 for stu- dents. Huizenga Schmeichel May Tobin which high school- an admission What is without question, the high- est honor that can come the way of a Protestant Clergyman, was recently bestowed upon the son of Odessa's Alvin and Glenn Anderson. How mighty, mighty proud they must be of their son, Bishop Craig Anderson, of Concord, New Hampshire, who was recently installed as President of the National Council of Churches This title holds much esteem and power as one of the world's highest positions in the Christian faith. Bishop Anderson was in Minnesota a few days last week, attending the National Conference and Workshop on Christian Unity held in St. Paul. Christian Church Representatives from around the country gathered at this event. Bishop Anderson, of the Episcopal Church gave the keynote address at this event on Thursday morning. His speech focused on the theolog- ical basis for Christian unity and the challenges facing ecumenical min- istry as we prepare for the new mille- nium. Theme of the conference was "Return to God, Rejoice in Hope." In addition to addressing the entire conference, Bishop Anderson led a discussion of the leadership of the 34 member NCC churches representing some 54 million Christians. The discussion included the chal- lenges and hopes for ecumenical and interfaith ministry, and opportunities were presented for the denomination- al leaders to discuss how the member churches can work more closely together in an increasingly secular and pluralistic society. Bishop Anderson arrived in Minnesota two days before the con- ference to visit his parents in Odessa and to play a round of golf in Ortonville. About The NCC The National Council of the ,.hu, ches of Christ in the USA is the primary national expression of the movement for Christian unity in the United States. The NCC's member communions, including more than 30 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican church bod- ies, work together on a wide range of activities that further Christian unity, that witness to the faith and that serve people throughout the world. Some 52 million U.S. christians belong to churches that hold Council member- AN 8 LBS. WALLEYE was landed out of Big Stone Lake by Chad Swanson of Windmere, ND. He caught the 29 1/2 'i fish usine a leech and lindy rig. (Dhofo by Big Stone Bait) ship. All the member communions sub- scribe to the Preamble to the NCC Constitution, which states, "The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America is a community of communions, which, in response to the gospel as revealed in the Scriptures, confess Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of GOd, as Savior and Lord. "These communions covenant with one another to manifest evemore fully the unity of the Church. Relying upon the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, the communions come together as the Council in common mission, serving in all creating to the glory of GOd." The Council was formed in 1950 (Continued on page 5) OHS BAND INSTRUCTOR DON DONAIS was serenaded by the OHS band and received a hug fro m OHS senior Kylene Huizepga after his release from the hospital Friday. Donais went home Friday after being hospitalized three weeks with injuries he sustained in a serious car accident. Good first week results in Independent fishing contest Following the first week of The Independent's fishing contest, there were several fish weighed in, and the contest is off to a great start. The winning walleye, caught by Lindquist chosen for All-State choir Mark Lindquist, a junior at Ortonville High School, has been selected for the 1998-99 Minnesota All-State Choir. The choir will rehearse and per- form in a summer camp at St. Olaf College, North field, in August, produce a recording, and also perform in Orchestra Hall for the MMEA Convention next February. Mark has been active in all areas of vocal music, including men's chorus, concert choir, ensembles and voice lessons. He is a frequent soloist at many school and community activi- ties. He is the son of Gordon and Diane Lindquist of Ortonville. Jim Sester of Ortonville, weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was weighed in at Bud's Bait in Ortonville. This week's winning northern belonged to Betty Wettestad, weighing in at 8 pounds 13 ounces at Big Stone Bait of Ortonville. Bob Stenzel reeled in the winning bullhead this week, weighing in at 1 pound 9 ounces. Bob's fish was also weighed in at Big Stone Bait. Since there were no perch weighed in this week, the drawing jackpot in the perch category will be increased to $115. Winners for each week in each category will be entered in the &aw- ing for the jackpot at the end of the contest. Walleye, bullhead and perch jack- pots now stand at $100 each. Correction In the April 21 issue of The Ortonville Independent, it was mis- printed that an employee of Ortonville Liquors had suspected an adult of purchasing alcohol for minors. The employee made no comment on the subject. CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY at OrtonviJle Farmers' Co-op Elevator, with the addition of a fifth storage bin. The new bin will hold 165,000 bushels. Ronglien Excavation is preparing the site. They have hauleiJ out approximately 600 truckloads of dirt and will be replacing it with about 7,500 cubic yards of gravel. Ronghen's excavator is shown at work here.