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CURE to lead canoe trips Saturday Clean Up the River Environment's (CURE'S) 19th annual "River and His- tory Weekend" will be held on Satur- day, May 15 and Sunday, May 16 and will feature guided canoe trips of the Minnesota River, the Pomme de Terre River, the Lac qui Parle River and the Chippewa River. The Lac qui Parle County Park, just north of Dawson on the Lac qui Parle River, will serve as Prien's Landing behind Country Kitchen in Montevideo CURE volunteer John White of Clara City and Rachel Rigenhagen of Appleton will lead a voyageurs canoe trip on the Minnesota River on Satur- day, May 15 for foreign exchange stu- dents who have been living with host families in the region since last fall. The Prairie Woods Environmental the headquarters for the weekend and Learning Center will be bringing its the site of Saturday night story telling, "Bi.g Canoe" for the foreign exchange music and discussion programs arounff students to use. "This is a safe,  easy, the campfire. The event is free and beautiful and historic stretch of the open to the public. For more informa- tion, call CURE toll free at 1-877-269- 2873 or visit: Pomme de Terre River Trip, Sat- urday May 15 Departs at 11 a.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church, Downtown Appleton CURE Vohmteer Brian Wojtalewicz of Appleton will lead this trip from just above the rapids in downtown Apple- ton through to the mouth of the Pomme de Terre where it empties into Marsh Lake. There is a great variety of terrain and wildlife to be viewed on this se- cluded stretch of the river. The trip should last between three to four hours and is not a difficult paddle although downed trees can sometime present a problem. As with every canoe trip, par- ticipants should be prepared to get wet, muddy and sunburned, so everyone is asked to prepare accordingly. If you are interested in going on the Pomme de Terre Trip, please call the CURE office toll free at 1-877-269-2873 to let CURE know. Minnesota River Trip, Saturday May 15 Departs at 1 p.m. from Minnesota River," according to White. "Families with young kids and seniors are invited to canoe with us on a easy and entertaining two hour float down to the historic community of Wegdahl where Chippewa County is establish- ing its first Minnesota River park" Anyone who is. interested in joining this excursion is being asked to gather at Prien's Landing on River Road be- hind Country Kitchen in Montevideo. If you are interested in going on the Minnesota River Trip, please call the CURE office toll free at 1-877-269- 2873 to let us know. A limited number of canoes may be available on a first come, first served basis. Chippewa River Trip, Saturday May 15 Departs at 2 p.m. from Lentz Landing off Hwy 40, five miles east of Milan CURE Board member Danny Kurkiewicz of Montevideo along with Board member Dennis Ulrich of Renville will lead this three hour ex- cursion from the Easy Bean Farm to Watson Lion's Park. 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Lac qui Parle River Trip, Satur- day May 15 Departs at I p.m. from Lac qui Parle County Park on LqP County Road 27, eight miles north east of Dawson CURE Boardmembers Scott Wil- son and Tom Watson will lead this trip down the scenic Lac qui Parle River from the Lac qui Parle county Park to the County 31 Bridge near Tokheim Stoneware. The river's high bluffs and gentle rapids make this trip fun for in- termediate canoeists and beginners who like a mild challenge; Anyone who is interested going on the Lac qui Parle River Trip is asked to call the CURE office toll free at 1-877-269- 2873 to let us know. A limited number of canoes may be available on a first come, first served basis. Yellow Medicine River Trip, Sat- urday May 15 Departs at I p.m. from Storlien's Mill Bridge (follow signs from Hwy 67) For more adventurous thrill seekers, a kayak and canoe trip is being organ- ized for the Yellow Medicine River by CURE Board Chair Joe Hanger of Granite Falls. "This is a trip where yon expect to get wet," said Hauger advises that because of the rocks, only poly fiber canoes or kayaks will be used on the Yellow Medicine. Call CURE at 1- 877-269-2873 if you want to go on this trip. You must provide your own kayak or canoe for this excursion. There is a possibility that water levels will not be high enough to make the river naviga- ble. In that event, all paddlers will be asked to join in on the Chippewa River excursion leaving at 2 p.m. from Lentz Landing on Hwy 40 five miles east of Milan. History Talk: 1890-1920 in the Upper Minnesota River Valley. Starting at 7 p.m. at the Lac qui Parle County Park (bring lawn chairs) By 5 or 6 p.m., all of Saturday's guided trips will converge on the campground at the Lac qui Parle County Park where a pot luck meal (grill provided), camp out and camp fire sing along event is being organized by CURE. At 7 p.m. Amateur historian and an- tique post card collector Wayne Ostlie will talk about the boom town era of the 1890's through the 1920's of the Upper Minnesota River Watershed. It was during this time when all the small towns of the region where thriving and really promoting themselves. The view of portrayed by hand painted post cards tells us a lot about the dreams and values-of the settler society. "Under- standing this history can help put things in perspective and create a deeper appreciation for where we live," stated Patrick Moore, CURE'S Execu- tive Director. At 8 p.m. music making and story telling will begin featuring old fash- ioned campfire sing along songs and famous ghost stories told by Greg Wyum and Butch Halterman of Mon- tevideo. Fixings for roasting marsh- mallows and making smores will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and musi- cal instruments for this event. Hawk Creek Trip, Sunday May 16 Departs 11:30 a.m. from Lac qui Parle County Park On LqP County Road 27, eight miles north east of Dawson To round out the weekend, CURE Board member Scott Tedrick will guide another canoe and kayak adventure on Hawk Creek on Sunday, May 16 start- ing at 11:30 a.m. from the Lac qui Parle County Park. The last five miles of Hawk Creek are well known to area kayakers who love its steep cliffs and rocky, hairpin turns in the riverbed. Tedrick cautions trip goers to "prepare to capsize" and to check for adequate water levels before attempting the trip. All Canoeists and Kayakers are en- couraged to bring their own watercraft, life jackets and paddles. A limited number of boats may be available through CURE but reservations are strongly encouraged. For more infor- mation, call the CURE office at 877- 269-2873 CURE is a locally based non-profit organization founded in 1992 to cele- brate, protect and restore the Upper Minnesota River Watershed. Personals PREGNANT OR WONDERING? Afraid to tell parents? Free and confi- dential testing and resource informa- tion. Call 1-800-550-4900 or 320- 839-7174. Birthright, 482 U.S. Hwy. 12, P.O. Box 273, Big Stone City, SD 57216. 34-TF* The Ortonville Public School is taking applications for Head Volleyball Coach Applications are available on-line at www.ortonvllle.kl or in the K-12 office. Send completed applications to: Jan Fellows - Athletic Director Ortonville Public School 200 Trojan Drive OrfonvilLe, MN 56278 We are an equal opportunity employer. Memorials for Rice Hospice The following memorials and donations were received by Rice Hospice - Ortonville Hospice for the months of January through March 2010. In memory of Michael E. Bogenreif; Darlene and Eugene Fish, Janet Kirschbaum In memory of Jennie Carlson; Dorothy L. Gmiterko In memory of James Croatt; Mark and Terry Block, Mary Lou Croatt, Elizabeth Hausaner_Maflys and Eugene Pillatzke In memory of Loretta Kampmeier; Jean M. Rixe In memory of Mardonna Knip; Patricia and Richard Janke In memory of Georgia M. Koib; Elizabeth Hausauer, Janis S. Sellin In memory of Nella Kvatum; Janis S. Sellin In memory of John Martin; William and Vicki Dorry In memory of Holly Mosey; Rick and Niki Mosey In memory of Lois Sandberg; Donald and Shirley Botker In memory of Margie M. Siegert; Harlan Siegert In memory of Deanna L. Thomson; Eldon and Carol Knutson In memory of Elsie Thorson; Marlton and Joyce Deneui, Janis S. Sellin In memory of Ann V. Vaage; Jeanne and Daniel Jorgenson In memory of John Van Hout; Gary and Ethel Swenson In memory of Robert B. Wiese; Mark and Terry Block In memory of Velinda Zemple; Don and Jeanette Felton, Dave and Janet Weber Gifts given by; First English Lutheran Church, Marietta Community Chest, Almond Township Combined Fund Drive, Malta Township Combined Fund, Ortonville United Appeal Rice Hospice- Appleton, Benson, Dawson, Graceville, Granite Falls, Montevideo, Ortonville, Paynesville, Willmar-wishes to express their grati- tude for these memorials and dona- tions. do-it-all phones. 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The program, known as Bright En- ergy Solutions, provides incentives ranging from $100 to $1,000 or more for energy-eficient residential heating and cooling equipment including cen- tral air conditioners, air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and qualified new furnaces or air handlers. Rebates are also available for a variety of Energy Star appliances. Business customers can also take advantage of rebates for a variety of measures including lighting, motors, variable-frequency drives, heating and Services CRAIG BEYER TREE SER- VICE-Modern equipment, power stump cutter. ISA certified arborist, MN licensed tree inspector. In busi- ness since 1997. Call Craig for an estimate, 320-589-2114. 25-TF* LAWN MOWING SERVICES- Been mowing lawns for a few family friends for the past few years. Am looking to expand on that and get a few more houses. Will mow, trim, rake leaves and any odd jobs you need done. I have all my own equip- ment that I can bring. Call Matt Fellows, 812 Orchard, Ortonville, MN, phone (320) 839-2106, matthew.fellows @ 16-2 Rummage & garage sales CLINTON Clutter 'n' Collectible Sales, all over Clinton. Friday, May 14, late afternoon and evening and/or Saturday, May 15. Watch for green signs! Great variety of items. Some- thing for everyone! 17-1 GARAGE SALE-Thursday and Friday, May 13 & 14, 8 to 5; Satur- day, May 15, 8 to 12. Furniture items, kitchen items, glassware and more. 520 Osen, Ortonville. 17-1" GARAGE SALE-Our annual cl{n- ic girls' sale has moved to a different location! Saturday, May 15 from 8-12 at 219 Rita Road, Ortonville (off Highland Hwy., new home at end of road). Tons of children's clothes, boys infant to size 6/7, girls infant to 2T and 7-10/12. Crib with mattress, Noah's Ark bedding, changing table, high chair, pack-n-play, LOTS of toys. Women and men's clothes, couch, chair, coffee table, desk, night stand, printer, scanner, CD burner, home decorating, pictures, knick knacks, shelves and so much more! 17-1" cooling systems and food service equipment. "The Bright Energy Solutions pro- gram helps our customers get the most from their energy dollars by installing proven energy-efficient technologies," said Ortonville Clerk-Administrator Char Grossman. "Our utility is com- mitted to playing a key role in promot- ing energy efficiency, and Bright Energy Solutions is just one of the in- novative ways we can help customers realize energy savings in a cost-effec- tive and environmentally friendly man- ner, today and well into the future." To apply for cash incentives, cus- tomers must complete an application form and provide the required docu- mentation to the city office. Applica- tion forms are available through local contractors and retailers, and can also be printed at www.brightenergysolu- Bright Energy Solutions is offered to customers of participating municipal utilities who are members of Missouri River Energy Services. For more in- formation about the Bright Energy So- lutions incentives visit Missouri River Energy Services is a not-for-profit, joint-action agency that provides electric power and other en- ergy services to 60 municipal electric utilities in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The Organ- ization is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD. Help wanted ] *MODELSLCTORS* Males & females ages 0-75+, all sizes, needed for TV, magazines, etc. PT, flex hrs. We pay $50+/- per hr. No exp. required. Some local jobs start May/June. Bring snapshot to Super 8 Meeting Room: 120 Hwy. 28 E., Morris, MN, Thursday, May 13th anytime 7pm-10pm. Under 18, bring parent. 16-2* HELP WANTED-Looking for a part-time homemaker and/or personal care attendant in Ortonville and sur- rounding areas. Applicants can call 800-395-9949 and ask for Lacy. 17-2" For Sale by Owner! 32 ac. Hobby Farm 'q'urn of the Century" 4 br., 2 ba., 2-story. Huge rooms, well maintained, Barn, pole & out- 5 mi. from Ortonville Call 92-953-3141 Dean Kovarik .6it tht btst sgsttm mith tht btst marrantu to go =ith it. Big Stone City, SD 57216 Tuesday, May 11,2010 00INDEPENDENT * e Page 11