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Over 140 participate in Walk Against Child Abuse April 18 The DREAM (Doing Right Every Available Moment) for Kids Team hosted the 2nd Annual Walk and Forum to Prevent Child Abuse on Monday, April 18. This year's Walk was dedicated to the memory of Avory J. Raffety. Approximately 140 participants gathered on the front steps of.the Big Stone County Courthouse, proceeded through the business district, and con- cluded the Walk at the National Guard Armory. Once inside the armory, participants gathered around the Someplace Safe Regional Clothesline. County Com- missioner and DREAM for Kids Team member Brent Olson welcomed every- one and described the purpose of the Walk and Forum. An opening prayer by Pastor David Homrighausen, Living Hope Fellowship Assembly of God Church, was followed by the lighting of candles and moment of silence in recognition of those who have suffered from abuse. The forum then began with a panel of representatives from area stakehold- ers in the battle against child abuse re- sponding to questions that were posed to them. The panel included William Watson, Big Stone County Attorney; John Haukos, Big Stone County Sher- iff; Jeff Taylor, Ortonville Public Schools; Barb Wiese, Guardian Ad Litem; Jean Costello, CGB Public Schools; Mary Weaver, PCAMN (Pre- vent CHild Abuse Minnesota); Dr. Stacy Longnecker, OAHS; Jason Mork, Ortonville Chief of Police Following the panel discussions, Mary Weaver briefly explained her agency's efforts in working with com- munities to prevent child abuse. The evening concluded with a light meal courtesy of First English Church and the DREAM for Kids Team. The Team is hopeful that this annual event will encourage all citizens to take an active roll in the lives of the youth of our communities and to help all fam- ilies especially those who are working through difficult times. To receive a free copy of "Guide for Parents, Chil- dren and Teens", as well as other re- sources stop by the Get Involved Office located at 127 NW 2nd Street in Ortonville. [ INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! Donated blood saves lives Here are a few examples of how blood donations have been used in the upper Midwest in the last couple of weeks: A 16 year old that used eight units of blood for abdominal cancer. An 11 month old baby that used two units of blood for post surgery complications. oA 65 year old that has used 37 units of blood. A 54 year old that used 15 units of red blood cells, five units of platelets and 39 units of plasmas, during and after a major surgery. And a four year old that used six- units of blood during a surgery. These patients would not be here without the heroic act of a blood donor. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Bellingham City Hall, Friday May 27 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The goal for the day is 39 units. Double red cells will also be col- lected that day, if you are blood type " O", "A" negative, or "B" negative, and have not donated double red cells in the last 16 weeks, you can set up an appointment by calling Audrey Volkenant at (320)568-2385. All other regular blood donors are welcome to walk in and donate that day. As an added incentive to donors, the Depot in Bellingham has donated two Twins Diamond Box tickets for the July 20 game against the Indians and that pair of tickets will be given away that day. Be a hero, be a blood donor-Friday, May 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bellingham City Hall. NOTICE DUST CONTROL PROGRAM The Big Stone County Highway Department will be spreading chloride for dust control around the fourth week of May. The cost will be approximately 38 uare The size application may vary. Interested parties should contact the Big Stone County Highway Department at t320) 839-2594 on or before Thursday, May 19, 2011. The cost will be for a one-time applica- tion only. Please have the length and width of your application ready when you call to place your order. D. Roggenbuck is Bellingham's 2011 Boy Stater Richard Johnson, Commander, and Tom Rademacher, Boys State Chairman, of Bellingham American Legion Post 441, have selected Dillan Roggenbuck of rural Bellingham as 2011 Boys Stater. Dillan, pictured, is the son of Steve and Linda Roggenbuck and is a Junior at OHS. Boys State will be held on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University at Marshall, June 12-18, Legion Boys State is a practical learning experience in local and state government. Its citizens will apply knowledge already gained through their school experiences and addition- al knowledge provided through instruction by competent individuals from selected governmental areas to organize and operate their own city, county and state government. They will be encouraged, through participation, toward a better civic behavior and appreciation of our democratic ideals. "Programs will be considered without reference to any existing political party and will be free from political propaganda. It is not a recre- ational outing," says Tom Rademacher. Independent want ads Meetings ] IIII I ALANON MEETINGS every Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Ortonville Senior Citizen Center (use side entrance). Friends and family of alco- holics are invited. 32-TF* AA MEETINGS every Monday, 8:30 a.m., 406 Sisseton, Big Stone City, SD and every Tuesday, 8 p.m., Ortonville Senior Center, 200 Mon- roe Ave. (use side entrance). 25-TF* CARD OF THANKS A huge thank you to all of the vol- unteers and sponsors who made the fifth annual Border Walleye Chal- lenge another huge success. We know it would not happen without all of you? Thanks again and we will see you all next year for another exciting tournament. Artie Arndt, Eric Brandriet, Scott Meyer, Scott Arndt, 17- I* Ryan Danielson In Memoriam Cards of thanks CARD OF THANKS Thank you to Bob Athey and his crew for the great snow plowing job they did this past winter. It was not an easy winter, but you did a great job keeping Big Stone City running. Your great effort makes our city a great place to live and raise a family. You make a big difference Bob. Thank you very much for everything you do. 17-1 * Don and Annie Haukos. Blood Donor Day May 24 at Marietta Sr. Ctr The American Red Cross encour- ages Americans to observe Memorial Day, a day to honor those who died serving our country...by donating blood. Blood donation day this year in Marietta is set for Marietta's Senior Center on Tuesday, May 24, from 2 to 7 p.m. For appointments, call Cathy at (320) 668-2168. Walk-ins are also welcome. Sponsoring the day in Marietta is Marietta's American Legion Auxiliary, Post #156. Sr. Linkage Line needs volunteers IN MEMORIAM In loving memory of Eunice Brotzel, who passed away 10 years ago, May 13, 2001. We can only have one mother, patient, kind and true. No other friend in all the world, will be the same to you. When others do forsake you, to mother you will return. For all her loving kindness, she asks nothing in return. As we look upon her pictures, sweet memories we recall, Of a face so full of sunshine and a smile for one and all. Sweet Jesus, take this message to our dear mother up above. Tell her how much we miss her, and give her all our love. We Miss You Mom and Grandma, Rose, Ashley, Megan 17- l* and Kayla Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding volunteer opportunity? The Senior LinkAge Line is seeking volunteers to assist individuals in understanding their Medicare bene- fits, supplemental insurance options and long-term care options. People interested in volunteering receive free training and become Certified Health Insurance Counselors. Volunteer times and schedules are flexible. For volunteer opportunities contact Ashley Ellingson at the Senior LinkAge Line 1-800-333-2433 ext. 82024. The Senior LinkAge Line is a free service of the Minnesota Board on Aging, as well as the Minnesota State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Call 1-800-333- 2433 for assistance or go to www.MinnesotaHelp.info to chat live with a Senior LinkAge Line special- ist.. The Senior LinkAge Line is your Link to An Expert? SECOND ANNUAL WALK AGAINST CHILD ABUSE was held on Monday, April 18 with approximately 140 participants gat qrring on the front steps of the Big Stone County Courthouse and proceedimz throulzh down- town Ortonvilk  nd concluding at the National Guard Armory. This year's walk was dedicate to thememory of Avory Raffety. ( www.bigstonecruisers.com ) veteran Service News By Dan Meyer Big Stone Co. Veteran Service Officer The office hours for the Big Stone County Veterans Service Office are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. My office phone number is (320) 839-6398. A reminder. Please keep in mind that I will be out of my office for some rest and relaxation during our Annual Meyer fishing trip to Ontario, Canada, from May 18-27, 2011. The Veteran's Services Office will be open on Saturday, May 14 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 15 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for business. What is PTSD? Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or feel that you have no control over what is happening. Anyone who has gone through a life-threatening event can develop PTSD. One of these events is combat or military exposure. After the event, you may feel scared, confused, or angry. If these feelings don't go away or they get worse, you may have PTSD. These symptoms may disrupt your life, making it difficult to continue with your daily activities. The four types of PTSD symptoms are: reliving the event (also called re- experiencing symptoms); avoiding situations that remind you of the event; feeling numb; and/or feeling keyed up (also called hyperarousal). What are other common problems associated with PTSD? Drinking and drug problems Feelings of hopelessness, shame, or despair Employment problems Relationship problems including divorce and violence Physical symptoms PTSD is a very serious situation. If you are a veteran and this information applies to you or if you are a family member of a veteran who this may apply to, seek help immediately. Until next week, take care and as always "Fair Winds and Following Seas?" GENERAL NOTICE TO CONTROL OR ERADICATE NOXIOUS WEEDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN this third day of May, 2011, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 18.79, Subds. 13 and 1891, Subds. 1 and 3, that all persons in Big Stone County, Minnesota, shall control or eradicate all noxious weeds on land they occupy or are required to maintain. Control or eradication may be accomplished by any lawful method, but the method(s) applied may need to be repeated in order to prevent the spread of viable noxious weed seeds and other propagating parts to other lands. Failure to comply with the general notice may mean that an individual notice, Minnesota Statutes, Section 18.83, Subdivision 2 (2009), will be issued. An individual notice may be appealed within two working days of receipt to the appeal committee in the county where the land is located. Failure to comply with an individual notice will mean that the inspector having jurisdiction may either hire the work done or seek a misdemeanor charge against the person(s) who failed to comply. If the work is hired done by the inspector, the cost can be placed as a tax upon the land and collected as other real estate taxes are collected. The statewide noxious weeds are: Yellow Star Thistle, Grecian Foxglove, Oriental Bittersweet, Purple Loosestrife, Garlic Mustard, Leafy Spurge, Canada Thistle, Musk Thistle, Plumeless Thistle, Wild Parsnip, Common Tansy, Spotted Knapweed and Poison Ivy. The Local Weed Inspectors are township supervisors, city mayors or their appointed assistants. More information regarding the MN Noxious Weed Law and a list of County Agricultural Inspectors can be obtained from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's website by visiting: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/en/plants/pestmanagement/weedcontrol/cailist.aspx BY ORDER OF THE TOWNSHIP AND CITY INSPECTORS IN BIG STONE COUNTY TOWNSHIP OF AKRON Roger Rheingans, Chairman ................. Correll Warren Wiese, Clerk ......................... Ortonville Rick Wilkening, Treasurer .................. Appleton Richard Guse ......................................... Correll Dan Wiese ............................................. Correll TOWNSHIP OF ALMOND Ronard Chase, Chairman ...................... Clinton Gregory Brandt, Clerk ........................... Clinton Donald Karsky, Treasurer ...................... Clinton Grog Athey ............................................ Clinton Gone Moberg ........................................ Clinton TOWNSHIP OF ARTICHOKE Jacob Danielson, Chairman ................... Correll Kay Stenstuen, Clerk ............................. Correll Dave Gens, Treasurer ........................ Appleton Milton Stenstuen .................................... Correll Steve Jagow ........................................... Correll TOWNSHIP OF BIG STONE Marlyn Schumacher, Chairman ......... Ortonville Holly Wellendorf, Clerk ...................... Ortonville Kathy Nelson, Treasurer ................... Ortonville Charles Lindquist ............................... Ortonville Ron Reisdorph .................................. Ortonville TOWNSHIP OF BROWNS VALLEY Keith Homan, Chairman ................... Beardsley Nancy Deutsch, Clerk/Treasurer ...... Beardsley Kathy Issendorf, Deputy Clerk .......... Beardsley Michael Spindler ........................ Browns Valley Donald Diekmann ............................. Beardsley TOWNSHIP OF FOSTER Wilbur Athey, Chairman ......................... Clinton Edward J. Holker, Clerk .................... Beardsley LeRoy Schoon, Treasurer ................ Beardsley Donovan Tesch ............................ : ......... Clinton Dennis Kvatum ................................. Beardsley TOWNSHIP OF GRACEVILLE Jon W. Pansch, Chairman ................ Graceville Clara J. Andrews, Clerk .................... Graceville Steve Kleindl, Treasurer ................... Graceville Raymond H. Pansch ......................... Graceville James E. Reynolds ........................... Graceville TOWNSHIP OF MALTA Terry Gillespie, Chairman ...................... Clinton Bruce Moberg, Clerk ............................. Clinton Kent Morrill, Treasurer ........................... Clinton Kyle Gillespie ......................................... Clinton Roger Findlay ........................................ Clinton TOWNSHIP OF MOONSHINE Dan Waiters, Chairman ......................... Chokio Diane Vogt, Clerk/Treasurer .................. Chokio Brian Wulff ............................................. Chokio Jim Wolf ................................................. Chokio TOWNSHIP OF ODESSA Paul Maas, Chairman ........................... Odessa Jay Sammon, Clerk .............................. Odessa Janet Stock, Treasurer ......................... Odessa Erick Klepel ....................................... Ortonville Earl Holgerson .................................. Ortonville TOWNSHIP OF ORTONVILLE Bruce Hoememan, Chairman ............ Ortonville Harold Dimberg III, Clerk/Treasurer ..Ortonville Donald Schumacher .......................... Ortonvitle Alan Webster ..................................... Ortonville TOWNSHIP OF OTREY Ronald Thompson, Chairman ........... Ortonville Larry Helgeson, Clerk ........................ Ortonville Leigh Sitter, Treasurer ....................... Ortonville Robert Thompson .............................. Ortonville Kimbedy Danielson ........................... Ortonville TOWNSHIP OF PRIOR Wayne Athey, Chairman ................... Graceville David Weber, Clerk ........................... Ortonville Linda Brandt, Treasurer ........................ Clinton Dale Johnson .................................... Ortonville Dale Fitzner ........................................... Cfinton TOWNSHIP OF TOQUA Kyle Kleindl, Chairman ..................... Graceville Mark Kleindl, Clerk ........................... Graceville Raymond Arens, Treasurer .............. Graceville Mike Vangsness ............................... Graceville Mike Kleindl ...................................... Graceville CITY OF BARRY Gene Carrington, Mayor .......................... Barry Nelia Gary, Clerk ...................................... Barry Roger Nosbusch, Treasurer ..................... Barry CITY OF BEARDSLEY Mary Sykora, Mayor ......................... Beardsley Kathy Issendorf, Clerk'Treasurer ...... Beardsley CITY OF CLINTON Shirley Finberg, Mayor .......................... Clinton David Stotesbery, Clerk/Treasurer ........ Clinton CITY OF CORRELL Diane Koepp, Mayor .............................. Correll Crystal Koepp, Treasurer ....................... Correll CITY OF GRACEVILLE Audrey Rahdien, Mayor .................... Graceville Scott Bauer, Clerk ............................. GraceviUe Gladys Steen, Treasurer .................. Graceville CITY OF JOHNSON Donald Johnsrud, Mayor ..................... Johnson Elaine Johnsrud, Clerk ........................ Johnson Larry Spaulding, Treasurer ................. Johnson CITY OF ODESSA Catherine Teske, Mayor ....................... Odessa Donna Van Hout, Clerk/Treasurer ........ Odessa CITY OF ORTONVILLE David Dinnel, Mayor .......................... Ortonville Char Grossman, City Clerk ............... Ortonville COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Walter Wulff Jr., 1st Distdct ............... Graceville Wade Athey, 2rid District .................. Beardsley Brent Olson, 3rd District ........................ Clinton Roger Sandberg, 4th District ............. Ortonville Joe Berning, 5th District .................... Ortonville The Board of County Commissioners asks your cooperation in this weed control work. Harold J. Nelson COUNTY AGRICULTURAL INSPECTOR Tuesday, May 10,2011 INDEPENDENT Page 13