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The OIIS Music Department Presents Its Annual Spring Vocal Concert... ADMISSION: , Tuesday, May 18th at 8:00 p.m. Students - $2.00 ,, IN THE ORTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM "'With Our Voices Raised" The Arion Award winner will be announced. departments, honest with each other. You can not gh 3. Pay scales andhowthey are promise workers one thing oneday USFA "border battle" Bellin am school news ocie a)Why is it when my and take it awaythenextandlknow husband took the Park Supervisor this gets done first hand. I was told position he took a cut in pay? City had repeatedly thatmyhusbandswages good results last Aid Assqciation for Lutherans in Morris; 7:00 Dance for Gr. 3-6 been ready to hire a man that received would get straightened out - nothing Branch #2516 is sponsoring the pro gram Without Violence, with Madison police officer Jay Oellien as moderator. This will take place on Thursday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Bellingham, with the May monthly meeting at 7:15 p.m. The program includes a video that demonstrates what people have done to reduce or control the a mount of violence in their own lives, families and communities. Adults attending will receive a magazine which provides a good understanding of violence and conflict, as well as practical steps to reduce them. Children attending will receive an activity book which teaches positive ways to control conflict and violence in their lives. The booklet is designed for 7-12 year-olds, but all ages are welcome. This program is timely in light of the recent events in Littleton, Colorado. Lunch will be provided by the Augusta Lutheran Ladies Aid. Door prizes...everyone is welcome!" Summer Rec News Summer Rec will begin June 1, and we would like to see how many kids are interested in playing ball this summer. Please call the school by Friday, May 21 to sign your child/ren up for summer rec. If we do not have enough girls signed up in girls softball, we WILL NOT have a girls team, but they are welcome to play lob ball with the boys team--grades 3-4-5. Spring Fling Dance What: Spring Fling Dance Where: Bellingham Gymnasium When: May 14, 1999m7:30-9:30 p.m. Who: Grades 3-6 **Thez:e will be bars and pop for 50 each **Admission Fee is $1.00 **Parents must pick you up at 9:30 p.m. **You must be in the gym and have paid your admission by 7:45 p.m. **This is a casual dancemdon't get drsed up **Ally qiestions?? Ask a 6th grader **See you for a fun night! A 4-H CAMP 4-H camp is the week of June 28 July 1 at a camp near Big Stone City, SD. Transportation will be provided from a central part in each county. This camp is for children in grades 3-4-5. The cost is $55 for a 4-H member and $60 for a non-member. You may contact your county extension office on what percentage of that cost might be paid for by your 4- H council. Extension educators will be at the camp at all times. Trained 4-H youth leaders will also be there running the camp. There will also be other adults teaching the sessions during camp. At 4-H camp you will sleep in bunk beds, eat in a dining hail, make crafts, get a free t-shirt, and study bugs. Observing, communication, chemical composition and critical thinking will be enhanced at attending 4-H camp If interested, call 800-255-0736 in LqP county or 800-279-2518 in Big Stone county. Calendar Sunday, 5-9 Mother's Day Wednesday, 5-12 Orientation for 7th grade at Ortonville and LqP schools- 1:00 Friday, 5-14:10:00 Play at U of M MENU Breald'ast Monday--Scrambled eggs, sausage, toast, pineapple juice and 1% milk. Tuesday--Assorted cereals, cinnamon toast, grape-apple juice, 1% milk. Wednesday--Fried eggs, toast, orange juice, 1% milk. ThursdaymFrench toast, syrup, sausage links, apple juice, 1% milk. FridayuOld fashioned donuts, toast, apple juice, 1% milk. Lunch Monday--Tacos, hard & soft shells, lettuce, cheese, fruit fluff, apple crisp, bread, skim chocolate milk. TuesdayPizzaburgers, tater rounds, peaches, banana pudding, 1% milk. Wednesday--Italian spaghetti, carrots, sliced beets, breadsticks, 1% milk. ThursdayuChicken & steak nuggets, french fries, sliced pears, bread, 1% milk. FridayField trip tO Morris--No school lunch Inkpa Day meet A meeting for Big Stone Inkpa Days will be held this Thursday, May 13, at 8 p.m. at the Big Stone City Fire Hall. Letters to the editor Letter to the Editor: City Council - Is their treatment of how city is run right or not - you judge. 1. Harassment of employees and family members when on own personal time. a) explain what was said and how and how it had nothing to do with Mr. Hynnek being a council member even though the reply was as a council member. 2. Council members following street workers and complaining about them. a) Why is the golf course employees not followed? Why is it that there are complaints of golf course employees not wearing right safety gear or younger course employees having city pickup out of city limits and nothing again being done? The golf course and park employees should all have the same set of rules as the rest of the a DWI and considered hiring someone to drive him around, that would have entailed hiring two people. Instead they offered it to my husband, he gave up comp time and overtime and took a cut in pay. Then because he wasn't a yes person and spoke his mind - they re-organized and put him back on streets and he again took another cut in pay. His job description disappeared with Mr. Jenkins and once that was straightened out, then his pay would be. This past year you had to talk nice to the right person or persons, so consequently only one person got a raise. One person called for a review and therefore was able to prove he also deserved a raise. Now we have two out of four that didn't get one. I always thought performance, superiority and attendance was what was to be considered, not who you kiss up to!! 4. How does our city hire? a) Do we not offer employment to younger people or are they not applying for the openings? b) Do we check the health of some of our older employees? Not to discriminate, but some of the physical labor that the older employees are doing could also put the city at a risk of liability if something were to happen, couldn't it? c) Do we not want our youth to say and work in the area? If we do we must open up jobs to them. They also need an income. 5. Why does the city send people to school? a) My husband has went to school for forestry every year, so why hire a master gardener and then have him running the tree dept.? He's second guessed my husband who's went to school every year for this and the volunteer tree board is also second guessed, because of all this and the city council we've lost the tree board. we've also probably lost any grant money that we've been getting. The tree board was volunteer, were any of these board members present and helping plant these trees or handing them out last year? Was the master gardener out volunteering his time? 6. Criticism of how husband ran parks, a) Did anyone take time to count all the employees that now work on parks. When my husband ran parks he had two seasonal. That's a big difference compared to wages spent out now. How come we now have the money for extra employees? 7. Employee Morals. a) All these things that I've brought up have caused hard feelings between city workers. This is not going to change until someone starts taking charge, treating everyone equal and being but lies. I know of at least one more employee that was told he was getting a raise of $1 - one day and a penny the next. How would (for example) Mr. Hynnek or Mr. Elliot enjoy getting so much for a job or rent and the next day get 3/4ths of it taken away? They wouldn't. They'd be as mad as the employees are, but maybe then they'd understand the anger, instead of just criticizing employees for their attitudes. These are my opinions and not my husbands. I felt it was time the public was made aware of things that are going on. Unless a person sits and reads all the minutes, goes in and asks about records or asks questions, these are things that are kept to themselves. If you want to know, ask!! Working together and treating people as you would want to be treated would seem to be a way to get better results. As my copy of the Letter to Council stated, anyone can criticize, I could do the same to Mr. Hynnek as he did to me, it's not worth it. You stuck your own foot in your mouth that day. They can say you were acting independent, but I know and you know that things said were as a council member. Lou Huizenga The "Buddy" Poppies, which will be offered to you on the streets soon, are sold by volunteers. All proceeds will go to the relief and welfare of the needy veteran, his widow and orphans. The USFA Team Walleye Tournament "border battle" which went on Saturday and Sunday on Big Stone Lake sent several anglers home with some cold, hard cash. Taking first place in the South Dakota portion of the USFA tourney Saturday was the husband and wife team of Scott and Linda Kaufman of Mitchell, SD. Their four fish totalled 11.75 pounds, netting them $1,620, and their Big Fish of 7.95 pounds also won them a Big Fish trophy. In second place was Richard "Dec" Lentz and Scott Sampson of Milbank, SD. With four fish weighing in at 9.04 pounds, their money total was $ 1,260, and they also won the Big Fish contest for $760 with their 4.95 pound wall- eye. The father and son team of Kirk and Austin Oliver from Yankton, SD won third place with 8.72 pounds and only two fish. The pair took home $1,055 and had second in the Big Fish pot with a 4.54 pounder. On the Minnesota side Sunday, Larry Zimmerman and David Garske of Napoleon, ND took first place with 10.09 pounds of fish for $1,640. Second place winners Doug Gardner and Steve Douglas of Eagle Lake had 8.36 pounds of fish, netting them $1,280, as well as winning the Big Fish jackpot with 5.47 pounds. Arlen Wendt and Greg Povlitzki of Coon Rapids won third place with 7.49 pounds of fish, taking home $1,065. Of the 188 fish tourneys, all State a coming in Farmers will and application Minnesota's assistance program end of May, announced "The 30 for small livestock but the sooner you you'll be able assistance." The Minnesota Revenue is working Farm Services the applications. records on file with automatically If you do not get one your farm is not official farm under your nearest FS, assistance. The farm relief crop producers at a to a maximum of producers less will receive a equal to the] on May 15, homestead land County may lose portion FEMA funding from '97 fl Big Stone County may be losing a portion of its funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, fol- lowing a lack of receipts from work done after the 1997 flood. County Emergency Management Director Doug Tomschin told Big Stone County Board members last Tuesday the county is short receipts from flood restoration work which had been done by several contractors in 1997. Tomschin stated the receipts must be turned in to both state and federal agencies in order for the county to be completely reimbursed. Currently, federal FEMA funds reimburse the county for 75 percent of what was on the Federal Emergency Management Agency inspector's damage survey report (DSR). As for the state, Tomschin said they will reimburse the remaining 25 per- cent of the DSR, or the cost of the actual project after completion, whichever is less. "We need to find receipts, or we will end up being shorted by the state," Tomschin said. Currently, Tomschin stated he is working with the Big Stone County Auditor's office to collect the remaining receipts to prevent as much loss of reimburse- ment to the county as possible. Also, Tomschin told board mem- bers the county had been overpaid nearly $100,000 from the state. The double payment would have to be repaid upon final settlement of the flood repair work. In other business, Darrell Pettis spoke ing public hearic Strege's Auto Parts Ortonville. Pettis told of Ortonville had ter in support of mately 1/2 mile near Pro Auto, and site would "work both of us". "I don't see we're both he said. The public relocation will be Tuesday May 11 Clinton A light can be a greeting. It can brighten your mood. Help you read a story. Invite you to a warmer place. And save you money by saving energy. . 00tx&s o.oa00 Inatalhltlon SlClalizina in (320) 589-3653 Ponds & 500-241-3911 Retainer Wails m'.em-mv.m Also available: Stamped asphalt & concrete for driveways & patios ' '' [ fl i i i i QUAMTY CLOCK REPAIR Antique Mantle 400 Day Annit,rsa Striking Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN tat, MN 320-839-2357 Minnesota Certified Clockmaker - Watchmaker Call After 6 p,m. for Estimates I Today's compact fluorescent bulbs arc smaller and more vcrtilc than cvcr bcibrc. They can bc used in ncwcr torchiere lamps, on timers and with motion sensors. And because they emit 90 percent Icss hcat, they're dcr and usc less energy. To discover how compact fluorcscents can add more to a room than they will to your energy bill, call 800-493-3299. OJFER Page 8 00INDEPENDENT The OIIS Music Department Presents Its Annual Spring Vocal Concert... ADMISSION: , Tuesday, May 18th at 8:00 p.m. Students - $2.00 ,, IN THE ORTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM "'With Our Voices Raised" The Arion Award winner will be announced. departments, honest with each other. You can not gh 3. Pay scales andhowthey are promise workers one thing oneday USFA "border battle" Bellin am school news ocie a)Why is it when my and take it awaythenextandlknow husband took the Park Supervisor this gets done first hand. I was told position he took a cut in pay? City had repeatedly thatmyhusbandswages good results last Aid Assqciation for Lutherans in Morris; 7:00 Dance for Gr. 3-6 been ready to hire a man that received would get straightened out - nothing Branch #2516 is sponsoring the pro gram Without Violence, with Madison police officer Jay Oellien as moderator. This will take place on Thursday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Bellingham, with the May monthly meeting at 7:15 p.m. The program includes a video that demonstrates what people have done to reduce or control the a mount of violence in their own lives, families and communities. Adults attending will receive a magazine which provides a good understanding of violence and conflict, as well as practical steps to reduce them. Children attending will receive an activity book which teaches positive ways to control conflict and violence in their lives. The booklet is designed for 7-12 year-olds, but all ages are welcome. This program is timely in light of the recent events in Littleton, Colorado. Lunch will be provided by the Augusta Lutheran Ladies Aid. Door prizes...everyone is welcome!" Summer Rec News Summer Rec will begin June 1, and we would like to see how many kids are interested in playing ball this summer. Please call the school by Friday, May 21 to sign your child/ren up for summer rec. If we do not have enough girls signed up in girls softball, we WILL NOT have a girls team, but they are welcome to play lob ball with the boys team--grades 3-4-5. Spring Fling Dance What: Spring Fling Dance Where: Bellingham Gymnasium When: May 14, 1999m7:30-9:30 p.m. Who: Grades 3-6 **Thez:e will be bars and pop for 50 each **Admission Fee is $1.00 **Parents must pick you up at 9:30 p.m. **You must be in the gym and have paid your admission by 7:45 p.m. **This is a casual dancemdon't get drsed up **Ally qiestions?? Ask a 6th grader **See you for a fun night! A 4-H CAMP 4-H camp is the week of June 28 July 1 at a camp near Big Stone City, SD. Transportation will be provided from a central part in each county. This camp is for children in grades 3-4-5. The cost is $55 for a 4-H member and $60 for a non-member. You may contact your county extension office on what percentage of that cost might be paid for by your 4- H council. Extension educators will be at the camp at all times. Trained 4-H youth leaders will also be there running the camp. There will also be other adults teaching the sessions during camp. At 4-H camp you will sleep in bunk beds, eat in a dining hail, make crafts, get a free t-shirt, and study bugs. Observing, communication, chemical composition and critical thinking will be enhanced at attending 4-H camp If interested, call 800-255-0736 in LqP county or 800-279-2518 in Big Stone county. Calendar Sunday, 5-9 Mother's Day Wednesday, 5-12 Orientation for 7th grade at Ortonville and LqP schools- 1:00 Friday, 5-14:10:00 Play at U of M MENU Breald'ast Monday--Scrambled eggs, sausage, toast, pineapple juice and 1% milk. Tuesday--Assorted cereals, cinnamon toast, grape-apple juice, 1% milk. Wednesday--Fried eggs, toast, orange juice, 1% milk. ThursdaymFrench toast, syrup, sausage links, apple juice, 1% milk. FridayuOld fashioned donuts, toast, apple juice, 1% milk. Lunch Monday--Tacos, hard & soft shells, lettuce, cheese, fruit fluff, apple crisp, bread, skim chocolate milk. TuesdayPizzaburgers, tater rounds, peaches, banana pudding, 1% milk. Wednesday--Italian spaghetti, carrots, sliced beets, breadsticks, 1% milk. ThursdayuChicken & steak nuggets, french fries, sliced pears, bread, 1% milk. FridayField trip tO Morris--No school lunch Inkpa Day meet A meeting for Big Stone Inkpa Days will be held this Thursday, May 13, at 8 p.m. at the Big Stone City Fire Hall. Letters to the editor Letter to the Editor: City Council - Is their treatment of how city is run right or not - you judge. 1. Harassment of employees and family members when on own personal time. a) explain what was said and how and how it had nothing to do with Mr. Hynnek being a council member even though the reply was as a council member. 2. Council members following street workers and complaining about them. a) Why is the golf course employees not followed? Why is it that there are complaints of golf course employees not wearing right safety gear or younger course employees having city pickup out of city limits and nothing again being done? The golf course and park employees should all have the same set of rules as the rest of the a DWI and considered hiring someone to drive him around, that would have entailed hiring two people. Instead they offered it to my husband, he gave up comp time and overtime and took a cut in pay. Then because he wasn't a yes person and spoke his mind - they re-organized and put him back on streets and he again took another cut in pay. His job description disappeared with Mr. Jenkins and once that was straightened out, then his pay would be. This past year you had to talk nice to the right person or persons, so consequently only one person got a raise. One person called for a review and therefore was able to prove he also deserved a raise. Now we have two out of four that didn't get one. I always thought performance, superiority and attendance was what was to be considered, not who you kiss up to!! 4. How does our city hire? a) Do we not offer employment to younger people or are they not applying for the openings? b) Do we check the health of some of our older employees? Not to discriminate, but some of the physical labor that the older employees are doing could also put the city at a risk of liability if something were to happen, couldn't it? c) Do we not want our youth to say and work in the area? If we do we must open up jobs to them. They also need an income. 5. Why does the city send people to school? a) My husband has went to school for forestry every year, so why hire a master gardener and then have him running the tree dept.? He's second guessed my husband who's went to school every year for this and the volunteer tree board is also second guessed, because of all this and the city council we've lost the tree board. we've also probably lost any grant money that we've been getting. The tree board was volunteer, were any of these board members present and helping plant these trees or handing them out last year? Was the master gardener out volunteering his time? 6. Criticism of how husband ran parks, a) Did anyone take time to count all the employees that now work on parks. When my husband ran parks he had two seasonal. That's a big difference compared to wages spent out now. How come we now have the money for extra employees? 7. Employee Morals. a) All these things that I've brought up have caused hard feelings between city workers. This is not going to change until someone starts taking charge, treating everyone equal and being but lies. I know of at least one more employee that was told he was getting a raise of $1 - one day and a penny the next. How would (for example) Mr. Hynnek or Mr. Elliot enjoy getting so much for a job or rent and the next day get 3/4ths of it taken away? They wouldn't. They'd be as mad as the employees are, but maybe then they'd understand the anger, instead of just criticizing employees for their attitudes. These are my opinions and not my husbands. I felt it was time the public was made aware of things that are going on. Unless a person sits and reads all the minutes, goes in and asks about records or asks questions, these are things that are kept to themselves. If you want to know, ask!! Working together and treating people as you would want to be treated would seem to be a way to get better results. As my copy of the Letter to Council stated, anyone can criticize, I could do the same to Mr. Hynnek as he did to me, it's not worth it. You stuck your own foot in your mouth that day. They can say you were acting independent, but I know and you know that things said were as a council member. Lou Huizenga The "Buddy" Poppies, which will be offered to you on the streets soon, are sold by volunteers. All proceeds will go to the relief and welfare of the needy veteran, his widow and orphans. The USFA Team Walleye Tournament "border battle" which went on Saturday and Sunday on Big Stone Lake sent several anglers home with some cold, hard cash. Taking first place in the South Dakota portion of the USFA tourney Saturday was the husband and wife team of Scott and Linda Kaufman of Mitchell, SD. Their four fish totalled 11.75 pounds, netting them $1,620, and their Big Fish of 7.95 pounds also won them a Big Fish trophy. In second place was Richard "Dec" Lentz and Scott Sampson of Milbank, SD. With four fish weighing in at 9.04 pounds, their money total was $ 1,260, and they also won the Big Fish contest for $760 with their 4.95 pound wall- eye. The father and son team of Kirk and Austin Oliver from Yankton, SD won third place with 8.72 pounds and only two fish. The pair took home $1,055 and had second in the Big Fish pot with a 4.54 pounder. On the Minnesota side Sunday, Larry Zimmerman and David Garske of Napoleon, ND took first place with 10.09 pounds of fish for $1,640. Second place winners Doug Gardner and Steve Douglas of Eagle Lake had 8.36 pounds of fish, netting them $1,280, as well as winning the Big Fish jackpot with 5.47 pounds. Arlen Wendt and Greg Povlitzki of Coon Rapids won third place with 7.49 pounds of fish, taking home $1,065. Of the 188 fish tourneys, all State a coming in Farmers will and application Minnesota's assistance program end of May, announced "The 30 for small livestock but the sooner you you'll be able assistance." The Minnesota Revenue is working Farm Services the applications. records on file with automatically If you do not get one your farm is not official farm under your nearest FS, assistance. The farm relief crop producers at a to a maximum of producers less will receive a equal to the] on May 15, homestead land County may lose portion FEMA funding from '97 fl Big Stone County may be losing a portion of its funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, fol- lowing a lack of receipts from work done after the 1997 flood. County Emergency Management Director Doug Tomschin told Big Stone County Board members last Tuesday the county is short receipts from flood restoration work which had been done by several contractors in 1997. Tomschin stated the receipts must be turned in to both state and federal agencies in order for the county to be completely reimbursed. Currently, federal FEMA funds reimburse the county for 75 percent of what was on the Federal Emergency Management Agency inspector's damage survey report (DSR). As for the state, Tomschin said they will reimburse the remaining 25 per- cent of the DSR, or the cost of the actual project after completion, whichever is less. "We need to find receipts, or we will end up being shorted by the state," Tomschin said. Currently, Tomschin stated he is working with the Big Stone County Auditor's office to collect the remaining receipts to prevent as much loss of reimburse- ment to the county as possible. Also, Tomschin told board mem- bers the county had been overpaid nearly $100,000 from the state. The double payment would have to be repaid upon final settlement of the flood repair work. In other business, Darrell Pettis spoke ing public hearic Strege's Auto Parts Ortonville. Pettis told of Ortonville had ter in support of mately 1/2 mile near Pro Auto, and site would "work both of us". "I don't see we're both he said. The public relocation will be Tuesday May 11 Clinton A light can be a greeting. It can brighten your mood. Help you read a story. Invite you to a warmer place. And save you money by saving energy. . 00tx&s o.oa00 Inatalhltlon SlClalizina in (320) 589-3653 Ponds & 500-241-3911 Retainer Wails m'.em-mv.m Also available: Stamped asphalt & concrete for driveways & patios ' '' [ fl i i i i QUAMTY CLOCK REPAIR Antique Mantle 400 Day Annit,rsa Striking Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN tat, MN 320-839-2357 Minnesota Certified Clockmaker - Watchmaker Call After 6 p,m. for Estimates I Today's compact fluorescent bulbs arc smaller and more vcrtilc than cvcr bcibrc. They can bc used in ncwcr torchiere lamps, on timers and with motion sensors. And because they emit 90 percent Icss hcat, they're dcr and usc less energy. To discover how compact fluorcscents can add more to a room than they will to your energy bill, call 800-493-3299. OJFER Page 8 00INDEPENDENT