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FCCLA (continued from page one) members and chaperones flooded the Capitol with FCCLA red. Attendees had the opportunity to speak with Min- nesota legislative members about the organization. A short program was held in the Rotunda. The state STAR Event competition took place throughout the conference. Students presented their projects that included a variety of topics like per- sonal fitness, cancer awareness, and traffic safety. The top projects will go on to compete at the national level July 8-14 in Anaheim, CA. Advancing to the national level from OHS is the Parliamentary Proce- dure Team of Katie Berdan, Abby Weber, Joe Larson and Isaac Cloos. Due to prior commitments they will not be able to attend. Medal winners included: Gold-Isaac Cloos in Everday Equations; Silver-Stephanie Amdt in Illustrated Talk-Eat Healthy and Brenna Giese and Annie Haukos in Il- lustrated Talk-Tough Stuff; Bronze- Mackenzie Streich in Illustrated Talk-Positive School and Communities and Focus on Children. The Minnesota FCCLA State Offi- cer Team, Peer Education Team, Re- gion Officer Teams and Junior High Council Members helped in welcom- ing the newly elected officers who were inducted that Friday night. The newly elected will take over for the for- mer officers and begin planning for up- coming events starting this summer. Abby Weber of OHS resigned her position as Treasurer for 2010-2011 and will be the new 2011-2012 Presi- dent for Region 5. Katie Berdan is the new Treasurer for 2011-2012. Both will attend leadership camp July 28-29 at St. Benedicts College. The state FCCLA conference was a huge success and already members of The Ultimate Leadership Experience can't wait for next year's state confer- ence. FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become lead- ers and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sci- ences Education. FCCLA has more than 219,000 members and nearly 7,000 chapters from 50 state associa- tions, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Is- lands. The organization has involved more that 10 million youth since its founding in 1945. FCCLA is unique among youth or- ganizations because its programs are planned and run by student members. It is the only Career and Technical Stu- dent Organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communi- ties. Engaged Scott and Laurie Maas of Ortonville, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Marie Maas, to Adam Lee McMahon, son of David and Joann McMahon of Correll. Amanda and Adam are 2006 grad- uates of Ortonville High School. The future bride graduated from North Dakota State University in 2010 with a degree in Zoology and is applying to medical school. She is currently employed at Svee Homes in West Fargo. The future groom will graduate this fall with a degree in Psychology from North Dakota State University. He is currently employed in the NDSU psychology lab and at Vision World in Fargo. A July 9 wedding is being planned at the United Methodist Church in Ortonville. (ADV) KDIO Temps Hi Low May 1 45 28 May 2 50 34 May 3 57 30 May 4 64 39 May 5 64 46 May 6 71 42 May 7 69 46 Open house bridal shower set for Maria Borgerson An open house bridal shower for Maria Borgerson, bride-to-be of John Nolte will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Legion Auxiliary Room in Bellingham. The couple is registered at Target, Kohls, Crate and Barrel. (ADVx2) Open house baby shower for Ivy Lovgren Please join us in celebrating a come and go baby shower for Eric and Ivy Lovgren on May 14,2011 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 36231 St. Hwy 7 Ortonville (about nine miles up the lake road). Baby is registered at Target and Walmart. (ADV) Engaged Kristi Bronson, Rob and Marlise Gronholz, and Gordon and Monique Haug, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Hillori Haug Gronholz to Stuart Pearson the son of Greg and Colleen Pearson. The wedding will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Waubay, SD on Saturday, May 28 with a ieception following at the Watertown Event Center. (ADV) APRIL 29-MAY Z4 HE INOUSTRY'" NERWASW" CYCLE MFX2571XEM Maytag' lcezO Ey Access 25 ,:u ft Refrigerator Refrigerator drawer holds up to 5 bags of groceries MMV52081NS MET8885XS MDB7750AWS Maytao 20 cu ft Maytag" Gemini" Maytag* Jetdean  Over-the Rarlge 67 cu ff Double Oven Plus Dishwasher M,crowave Eectbc Range 100% Stainless Steel W,deGhde TM tray EvenAir ' true tub interior 30O CFM rating convection syslem MHW6XW Maytag" Maxima TM 43 cu. ft. Washer : 1g-hour Fresh NoU' option with Dynamic Ventfng Technology - Mayt ag  Maxima TM 7.4 CU ft. Dryer Steam cycte Optional pedestals SOld seP,-at ely FEATURES THE PRECISION r COOKING " SYSTEM  ON BOTH PIECES! 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(ADV) Open house bridal shower set for Amanda Maas An open house bridal shower for Amanda Maas will be held Saturday, May 21 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church basement, Ortonville. "Breakfast at Tiffany's"-Wear your little black dress (or black pants/top). Don't forget your fabulous pearls and deluxe costume jewelry ! (ADVx2) Area news digest GRANITE FALLS-The Yellow Medicine East School Board has agreed to offer early retirement incentives to qualifying staff and to offer three to five year extended leave for teachers nearing retirement One stipulation set by the i board is at least 10 staff members have to accept the early retirement offer or it will be withdrawn. ATWATER-Flames that demolished three downtown Atwater commercial buildings were deliberately started, and the fire has been ruled arson. Findings by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives of St. Paul determined the fire was intentionally started. A $5.000 reward is being offered for information relating to the arrest/arrests of those involved in starting the blaze. APPLETON-With the retirement of long-time Community Education Director Bey Struxness; the Board of Education has offered the position of Community Education Director to Steve Sterud. "Bey has done such a great job," Sterud stated. "But I am anxious to step into that position to continue the great job she has done, and do even more." Sterud is a 1988 graduate of Armstrong High School in Plymouth and a Concordia graduate with a degree in physical education, health and coaching. WHEATON-Safety is a top priority at SD. Wheaton-Dumont Co-op Elevator. Recently, the co-op purchased 25 grain bin rescue tubes and has placed one at each of its grain-handling facilities. In addition, the co-op has donated one unit to every fire department within its trade territory. So far, I I fire departments have received a rescue tube from the co-op. The communities include: Wheaton, Dumont, Graceville, Tintah, and Campbell, Fairmount. Hankinson, and Mantador, ND; New Effington, Sisseton, and Britton. SD. SHOTS CAN KILL. Ortonville News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Terry and Debra Brunder of Deer River visited Lucille Thompson from Thursday, April 28 at about 5 p.m. until Saturday, April 30 at about 12:30 in the afternoon. They also went to visit Debra's dad Clifford Thompson of Northridge. Eleanora Quast went to Northridge to have breakfast with her husband Richard Quast on Tuesday morning, May 3. The breakfast was for all those with birthdays in May. St. John's will be hosting their annual Vacation Bible School held June 6-10 from 3:30-6 p.m. in the afternoon. Parents can send their children by contacting the main office at (320) 839-2772. This year's theme is students will learn about prayer. Students of St. John's that will be graduating this year are invited to attend the graduation Mass held on May 15 during 8:30 a.m. Mass: Graduating seniors will then also be invited down stairs with their parents for a breakfast. From Thursday, April 28 until Sunday, May 1 John and Anna Rothi went to Elk River and visited Harold and Wesley Rothi. On Friday, April 29 John and Anna met Doris and Jim Boos of Ramsey and Betty and Arne Meyer of Rogers for lunch. In the afternoon the six of them visited at Betty and Arne's. Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday John, Anna, Harold, and Wesley Rothi visited Curt, Linda, and Jessica Rothi of Anoka. Rosalie Gray of Oak Grove was a visitor from Thursday, April 28 to Tuesday, May 3 at her mother's Gen Adelman of Fairway View. Rosalie and Gen were dinner guests Sunday, May 1 at Carol Kilde's where Gen's son Don is living in Ortonville. Sunday visitors at Gen's were Bill and Linda Schank of Milbank and Bill and Linda's daughter Pam from Rapid City, SD. Fronie Adelman of Fairway View also visited on Sunday afternoon. Sunday eve visitors of Gen's were Douglas Adelman and son Tyler of Rosen. Shirley Karels and Delores Karels visited with Sister Jone at St. Williams; as it was Sister Jone's birthday on Monday, May 2. Matt Lamb's parents from Canada came on Tuesday, May 3 to visit Matt and Laura Lamb and Sophia, Madeleine, and Kylie. His parents left on Wednesday, May 4. Abiding Faith Lutheran Church had a rally on Saturday, April 30. It was an all day meeting. The congregation served two lunches and a dinner. The Association of Free Lutheran Churches had the ladies rally in which churches from the association came. Helen Danielson Breden attended Abiding Faith Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 1. Helen attended Bethany Danielson's piano recital on Sunday held at New Life Community Baptist Church. Phyllis Schluter attended the Volunteer Appreciation luncheon at Northridge. She enjoyed the chicken salad and conversation. The Homemaker's Extension Clubs met at the library for a spring luncheon. Laurie Maas gave a slide show about her trip to Europe. It was very interesting. The food was delicious. Jeri Van Hour, Jeanette Bohlman, Arlene Larson, and Phyllis ,. Schluter. hAd. gQQd tje ......... Attending the bridal shower for Cynthim-Stul,: bride-to-be, of Larry Karels, at St. John's Church on May 1 were Linda Stulz of Moorhead; Cindy Maras and Courtney Hanson both of Appleton; Shirley Folk of Corona, SD; Jeanette Felton and Rosemary Stock both of Odessa; Cindy Karels from Maple Grove; Dorothy Gmiterko, Cathy Karels, Mary Ann Gimmestad, Jan Nordick, and Charlene Karels from Ortonville. Cynthia got a lot of nice gifts. Everyone had an enjoyable time and had a nice lunch. Elayne Fahlgren attended the Homemakers' Extension Clubs spring luncheon on Tuesday, May 3. It was held at the Media Center in the library. The program and food was excellent. The lunch was catered by the Crazy Aprons of Bellingham. The luncheon was for all the clubs in the county. Nathan Foster was home for two weeks from Iraq. While here on leave, Nathan and Melissa had their baby son Kolby baptized at First English Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 1. They spent the weekend of the baptism with his parents Jim and Neva Foster. Melissa's dad Art Gibson came from Oklahoma and her brother Adam and Holly Gibson and their three children came from Willmar. Jim's mother Roberta came from Jasper. Neva's parents Swede and Janet Anderson came from Rochester. And Nathan's two sisters came for the baptism. One is Allison and Josh Moen and children Austin and Macy. The second sister is Adrienne and her daughter Rayne from Ortonville. Thanks for serving for this country Nathan! Visiting Dorothy Gmiterko on the weekend of April 30 and May 1 was her son William Gmiterko from Hastings. They enjoyed bingo at the Moose on Saturday, the pancake and sausage breakfast at the ambulance fundraiser, eating out at the Matador and Lakewood Lodge, and playing cribbage. Carol and Gary Knoll spent five days in Las Vegas, NV with their grandchildren Addle and Andrew Zumwalt; while their daughter and son-in-law Valerie and Jason traveled to Alaska. They then all spent five days together golfing, sightseeing, and swimming in Las Vegas. They went to the "Cirque du Soleil, The Beatles, Love" show at the Mirage which they thought was fantastic. Vi Hansen was invited to a birthday party by Kevin and Nikki Cooper of Big Stone. The party was for their son Derrick. Those at the party were Derrick's sister Kirsten, Dick and Rita Verheul, Don and Carolyn Verheul, Sue Hanratty, and Todd and Sara Verheul and their two children. Earl Komis' daughter Gloria and her husband Dennis Tolzien of Minneapolis visited Earl the April 29 weekend. Luane Huizenga had surgery in Sioux Falls and is recuperating at home. With song, cake and ice cream and raspberries from last summer's bounty, family and friends feted Blanche Twist on her 90th birthday at Northridge May 3. Blanche also received birthday greeting cards from others which were happily reviewed. With lots of visiting to catch up with family and friends, a great time was had by all specially Blanche. Jan Nordick and Marilyn Carlson hosted a 90th birthday party for Delores Karels at Homerite in the Community Room. Many friends and Homerite residents joined in the celebration on Wednesday, May' 4. Thursday, May 5 Jan Nordick visited her cousin Leon Stoick at the Willmar hospital where he is being treated for nasty' debilitating side effects of his chemo and radiation cancer treatments. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon. April 29 were Met Ehlert and Darlene Loeschke. 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