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F,A.S.T: symptoms of a stroke National statistics provided by the American Heart Association indicate that on average, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. Each year 780,000 people ex- perience a new or recurrent stroke; about 600,000 of these are first attacks. Although these, statistics are alarmin, g, receiving medical treatment as qmckly as possible can save a life or minimize the long term debilitating effects of stroke. So what are the symptoms of a stroke? Knowing these symptoms and being able to recognize them and alert EMS quickly can help save someone's life or make the quality of their life after a stroke significantly better. The symptoms of a stroke can be remem- bered by thinking about acting FAST in this type of medical emergency. F is for FACIAL WEAKNESS. Does one side of the face droop or look like it has lost muscle control? A is for ARM WEAKNESS. Is one arm weaker than the other or does one arm drift down when you ask the per- son to raise both arms out in front of them. S is for SPEECH. Is the person's speech slurred or strange sounding, or are they not able to answer you? T is for TIME. Time Loss is BRAIN LOSS. So notify 911 if you notice anyof these signs of a stroke and get that person to a hospital quickly. A stroke occurs when an artery sup- plying blood to the brain is blocked or bursts. Blood carries oxygen to brain cells and when oxygen doesn't get to areas of the brain, those brain cells die. Brain cell death causes people to lose some of our basic functions like being able to walk, talk or even swallow properly. Knowing the risk factors that make you at higher risk to have a stroke is very important too. The best way to avoid or prevent a stroke is to know the following factors that increase your chances to have a stroke: High Blood Pressure Atrial Fibrillation or an irregular heartbeat Smoking Or being exposed to sec- ond hand smoke regularly Heavy alcohol cons.umption High cholesterol Uncontrolled Diabetes Life without 30 minutes of moder- ate intensity 'exercise at least three times each week Being overweight or obese. The best way to prevent a stroke is to take care of yourself. The best way to help a friend who has had a stroke is to know the signs and symptoms. So its time to go get your cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar checked out to help you know your risk. Call Northside Medical Clinic at 839-6157 to set up a time to get your stroke risk factors checked out today. CURE by Patrick Moore and Duane Ninneman The Upper Minnesota River Valley is beautiful this time of year as the trees bud out and the birds sing like crazy. There are good fun things happening. Mark these dates down and consider taking part. Next Thursday, May 12: CURE Spring River Clean Up 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Volleyball and Steak Tips at Duffys afterwards. Meet Uruguayan Teacher Alina Gill. Monday, May 16:7 p.m. Public meeting on the removal of the dam on the Chippewa River in Montevideo. Be there to learn and show your support at the Montevideo City Council Chambers. May 16 and 18: Learn to write about what you love with Florence Dacey's fantastic "Words for our Great River" workshops in Ortonville and Redwood Falls. Check out the CURE web site for more details Two Saturdays from now May 20 and 21: River and History Weekend in Wegdahl Check out all the events on the CURE web site. I can't wait to sing around the campfire with my dear friends after a day on the river! Sunday night June 12: the Minnesota River goes prime time on KARE 11 at 6 p.m. More details to follow-start getting your viewing parties together. Is it just me or is optimism on the rise? Must be spring! Take Care and Hope to see you soon! BORDER STATES COOPERATIVE helped raise meals for hungry families in the first ever CHS Harvest for Hunger food and fund drives. Pictured above is Big Stone Lake Area Food Shelf Manager Karin Mack, left, accepting a check for $638.50 from Border States Cooperative General Manager Dean Longnecker. Border States also gave the other half of their Iot'al contribution to the Browns Valley FoodShelf. WIND SHIELD S Are Our Business ALONG W TH COMPLETE AUTO B, -) D Y REPAIR ! ATTEN TI ON: First Bank & Trust Customers TODD OLSON AND DILLAN ROGGENBUCK Largest In-Stock Windshield Inventory in Area ,Free Estimates 100% Customer Satisfaction ,Certified Technicians on Staff YOUR COMPLETE AUTO GLASS & BODY SHOP -P_ROGRE IVE COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Toll Free 888-819-2255 Join O. Grimm to celebrate his 70th The family of Orville Grimm of Ortonville is hosting a 70th birthday party in his honor. The open house party will be held Saturday, May 14 at the Big Stone American Legion in Big Stone City, SD. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. (adv.) Ortonville School menu Tuesday, May 10:Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Whole Grain Toast, Diced Pear Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Deli Turkey and Cheese, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans, Applesauce. Wednesday, May 11: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, French Toast Sticks/Syrup, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Mini Corn Dogs, Cheesy Rice, Mixed Veggies, Fresh Grapes. Thursday, May 12: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Breakfast Hot Pocket, Apple Slices, Milk. Lunch: Creamy Chicken Pasta, Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls, Cranberry Sauce, Garden Peas, Diced Peach Sauce. Friday, May 13: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Trix Yogurt, Whole Grain Toast, Diced Peach Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Trojan Taco/Soft Shell, Lettuce, Cheese, Salsa, Refried Beans, Corn, Churro, Applesauce. Monday, Mayl6: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Raised Donut, Diced Peach Sauce, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Fajita, and Veggies, Lettuce, Cheese, K-3 Grilled Cheese, Brown and Wild Rice Blend, Mandarin Orange Sauce, Fresh Baby Carrots. Tuesday, May 17: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Tonys Br. Pizza, Diced Pear Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Build-A-Burger, Cheese, Lettuce, Onions, Pickles, Tater Tots, Juice Choices. Strei receives awards at Annual Ag Banquet Agriculture students were honored at the Agriculture Department Awards Banquet which was held at Ridgewater College-Willmar Campus on Tuesday, April 5. Students received awards for their participation in state and national Postsecondary Agriculture Students (PAS) contests. The state PAS contests were held in Marshall in February and the national contests were held in Springfield, IL in March. Andrew Strei of Ortonville, the son of Steve and Lori Strei, received the following awards for state competition: 6th Place Soil Science Specialist Team and 10th Place Soil Science Specialist Individual. He was also recognized at the banquet for being on the Ridgewater dean's list. FOODS m ,,,,-J.m [, , i-lls.r14mm.l-.aAm.l m ; s " -  * aim!mr . : - . m bm 12 l CheWer's Fried Chlcken for $12.99 Gold'n Plump - k .Noble. Rll rimaqs . a for $1o.99 , 'ilWIIllJ. ' . Y.X :1.. . , Pepperoni "dg:'"" " - - *Pep&Sausage HUMOR FROM THE CLASSROOM And other places I've hung out over the years By Arlo Janssen When brother Vernon and his bride Phyllis were observing their second anniversary, in about 1947, brother Manny and I, both students at Concordia in St. Paul at the time, were invited to have dinner with them in their store-front apartment in Minneapolis. The last to sit down was Phyl, after putting a bowl of mashed potatoes on the table. Just then I said to Vernon, "So you and Phyl have been married two years today." "Yeah," he mumbled with kind of a sneer, "it seems like 20." Hearing Vernon say that, Phyl took a spoonful of mushy mashed potatoes and snapped it into Vern's face. Time froze for a moment for Manny and me! We knew that Vernon had a temper, so we didn't have any idea what he would do. Vernon got up, walked to the bath- room without saying a word, wiped his face, returned to the table, sat down, folded his hands, and said, "Let's pray." Ted Leitz, our sister Adie's hus- band, who has always been more like a brother than a brother-in-law, has a good sense of humor. One experience with him, among many, was when I was riding with Adie and Ted on the way "from Chicago to Merrill, WI, where our parents lived at that time. I think it was just before Thanksgiving, and it was about 10 below zero in the middle of the after- noon. A few miles from Portage, WI, as Ted slowed down for a four-way stop, I said, "Do you remember, Ted, when we stopped here last summer with this same car, the motor killed and you couldn't get it started?" Adie blurted out, "Why do you have to bring that up, now, when it's so cold?" Wouldn't you know, the car stopped again, and, try as he may, Ted couldn't get it started. Noticing that we were stopped in the roadway, a young couple stopped to ask if they could help. (People in Wisconsin are always helpful, espe- cially in winter; they know that, when it's cold, people with car trouble could almost 'freeze in place' in a short time.) Ted told the couple that he'd accept a ride to Portage. Then told me he'd go to the Standard station in town to get help. I knew well where that station was. Sitting in Addie and Ted's Opel, in the frigid weather with my sister, was not a pleasant experience; she faulted me, in no uncertain terms, for 'making the car stop' by talking about what had happened another time in the same place. After a few minutes, having heard enough from. Adie, I got into the dri- ver's seat and tried the car. It started[ So, we drove to Portage, arriving at the Standard station just a few min- utes after Ted and the young couple got there. When Ted saw me hurry in, out of the bitter cold, he nonchalantly said with a smile, "I beat yaw Only Ted Leitz could think of something like that in the middle of an emergency, especially when it was so cold. Signed copies of Arlo's book about growing up in Odessa are available at Otrey Lake Gallery in Ortonville. If you would like to contact him, write to PO Box 1311, Benson, AZ, 85602. E- mail." arlo.janssen@gmail, corn Former Ortonville resident receives Beatitudes Fellowship Iliff School of Theology student Sara Swenson has been awarded a paid Summer Fellowship by The Beatitudes Society. Swenson will serve at The Regeneration Project in San Francisco, CA, June 6 - July 29, 2011. Swenson is the daughter of Rory and Beth Swenson formerly of Ortonville. Swenson is part of the 2011 class of 20 Summer Fellows who will work with organizations at the inter- section of faith and public life such as Bread for the World, Interfaith Worker Justice, Faith in Public Life, and Interfaith Power and Light. They will participate in weekly theological reflection sessions facilitated by a local mentor. Using a small group study specifi- cally designed to help them learn to articulate a public faith, the Summer Fellows will explore links between social change advocacy and Christianity. The Summer Fellows will also receive media training from Auburn Media to hone their public speaking skills. The students will be awarded a cash stipend by The Beatitudes Society to help cover summer living expenses. The Beatitudes Society develops and sustains emerging progressive Christian leaders at seminaries and divinity schools who will: Advocate for justice, compassion and peace; Reclaim a Christianity that welcomes all people, especially those at the mar- gins; and Articulate a Christianity that dares to speak and act for our fragile planet and our most vulnerable citi- zens. In addition to the Summer Fellowships, The Beatitudes Society provides students and emerging pro- gressive faith leaders with resources that complement their graduate theo- logical studies, and sustain these lead- ers in their first years of ministry. Prophetic Preaching Workshops pro- vide emerging leaders with a unique interactive process to develop their skills as articulate advocates for social change. The Beatitudes Society recently created the Brave Preacher Award which honors the courage it takes for pastors to preach a com- pelling, prophetic sermon in response to tragic events such as the January 8, 2011 Tucson shootings. For more information about The Beatitudes Society as well as a com- plete listing of campus Summer Fellowship sites, please visit For information about The lliff School of Theology, contact malexander@ or, 303-765-3110. We will be closing at 4:30 on Friday, May 13 for a bank-sponsored event. Our ATMs are available 24/7 or you can reach our Phone Banking at 605.506.2520. We apologize for the inconvenience. Member FDIC 215 W 4TH AVENUE First Bank& Trust MILBANK WWW.BANKEASY.COM Page 2 DEPENDENT Tuesday, May 10,2011