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The local Ortonville Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, (FCCLA) members attend- ed the State meeting which took place in Bloomington, Apr. 23-25. With a theme of "Leaders Start Your Engines," it was bound to be an excit- ing time. ' Thursday, Apr. 23 was the start of the State FCCLA Meeting. This year the chapter took along three of its members-Erika Scoblic, Kaylee Helgeson and Stephanie Schumacher. To start out the meeting there was a general session, where the State Officers introduced them to the theme of the year and to some of its speak- ers. After the general session ended, the group scattered to various rooms to present their S.T.A.R. (Students taking Action with Recognition) Events and impress the judges as well as they could. Throughout the meeting, when the Ortonville students were not present- ing their various S.T.A.R. Events, they were able to attend sessions and THREE MEMBERS OF THE ORTONVILLE FCCLA attended the State listen to the messages that the many Meeting in Bloomington Apr. 23-25. Pictured above, wearing their REACHING 100 PERCENT PARTICIPATION in the Building a Health), Future Capital Campaign at OAHS speakers had for them. Some of these S.T.A.R. Events medals, from left to right are Stephanie Schumacher, were members of the Administration, Marketing & Grants, Information Services and Human Resources included Rhett Laubach with "Start Kaylee Helgeson and Erika Scoblic. He!geson received a Gold for Departments. Pictured in front from left to riglit are Donna Moberg and Barb Voecks. Back row left to Your Engine!,' where he told the "Everyday Equations" and a silver for "Life Event Planning"; Scoblic right are David Hupke, Rick Ash and Dr. Robert Ross. group why FCCLA is cool and the received a Gold medal for "Laws of Life"; and Schumacher was opportunities that FCCLA can have awarded a Bronze for "Life Event Planning". Their Advisor is Mrs. Farmers Market foryou. Peggy Duffield. Joy Friedman was also a speaker opens Ju ne 6 on "Breaking Free", and spoke about On Saturday morning,Apr. 25, stu- Thursday evening where next year's empowering youth to build positive dents were awarded their medals for Region Officers were elected. The Big Stone Lake Farmers relationships and self confidence and S.T.A.R. Events. Awarded a Gold While all of this is well and good, Market will open the 2009 season on how to avoid life on the streets and Medal for their efforts were Kaylee none of it would have been possible AFFORDABLE HOUSING AVAILABLE Saturday, June 6 at the Columbian how sexual predators work on young Helgeson in "Everyday Equations" without the help of their Advisor Mrs. Hotel. The Farmers Market will give people, and Erika Scoblic in "Laws of Life". Peggy Duffield. Along with helping Housing available to qualifying senior citizens, couples, singles, people an opportunity to buy locally Throughout the three days, Receiving a Siver Medal was Kaylee and encouraging the students in their disabled persons and families. Pay the less of: 30% of income/ grown food from local growers, fresh Michael Wade Smith, a former Helgeson in "Life Event Planning", projects, she is one of many who help from the garden. Market members are national FCCAL President, spoke to while Stephanie Schumacher received to set up the entire meeting. Clearly, adjusted income OR the ceiling rent limits which are setin dedicated to producing and selling ,students and advisors about being a Bronze Medal in "Life Eventnone of this would have been possible accordance with the fair market rent limits, toward rent and quality fruits, vegetables, meats and members in schools and communities Planning." The girls worked hard without her help. utilities. Rent assistance in privately-owned housing also other foods at affordable prices. The and to better themselves and coach throughout the year to earn their The members of the FCCLA thank available to qualifying persons. Market will run Saturdays at the them in reaching their ultimate paten- awards, you as readers and as a community for Columbian Hotel, and Tuesdays at tial. Region meetings were conducted their support for their organization. Big Stone City's Lakeside Park. Hours will be from 8:30-1 pm. Big Stone County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Farmers Markets are a great way dlrl 301NW lstStreet. Ortonville, MN 56278 for producers to sell directly to the Senior citizens ahorse on a bu oet public. Any local producer .who is Owning a horse is a major respon- emergency involving a horse. During m ] CARD OF THANKS interested in selling at this year's See. Gen Strube sibility, and a significant investment an emergency, it is common for horse Personals j Thanks to everyone who came to Market is encouraged to call Mike Big Stone SeniOr Citizens met on of both time and money. Most owners owners to approve procedures they see me, sent cards, flowers or called Jorgenson at 320-273-2437. The Big Tuesday, May 5 with I6 membersdo not generate income from their cannot really afford. Communicating while I was in the hospital. Thank Stone Lake Farmers Market is also present. The meeting opened with horse, but are intent on spending time the emergency plan to a veterinarian PREGNANT OR WONDERING? you so much to Dr. Beyer, Dr. Delage encouraging local artists and crafts- the pledge to the flag, birthday song, with their equine companion, will help keep care and after-care Afraid to tell parents? Free and confi- and the nurses and staff of Ortonville people to apply for membership, table prayer followed by a pot luck During tough economic times, affordable. There are many benefits of dential testing and resource informa- Hospital for taking such good care of dinner. Cliff opeffed the business horse owners need to explore and a yearly veterinary examination. tion. Call 1-800-550-4900 or 320- me. meeting with the secretary's report, implement options to reduce costs. Research has shown that taking an 839-7174. Birthright, 482 U.S. Hwy. May God Bless You All, Approved as read. Treasurer's report T .ere are several things horse owner active interest, and being involved 12, P.O. Box 273, Big StoneCity, SD 17-1 PatTribitt given. Motion made, passed to can do to minimize costs associated with the daily care of a horse results in 57216. 34-TF* approve report as given. Old with horse management, a healthier horse and reduced veteri- CARD OF THANKS business: Motion made and passed to Horsing. Healthy horses thrivenary care costs. Become familiar with m ] The 0rtonville Ambtllance Ser- gi~e$~~~t~the~rt~nvi~~eH~~pita~~~td~~r~~~d~~~~req~~re~he~te~fr~mh~rsev~tals(temper~ture~heart~ate~ Meetings vice Would like to extend a sincere foundation. New business: Motion adverse weather, including excessive etc ) and normal behavior. Changes "Thank You" to the members of the made seconded and passed to retain heat or cold (below 18 degrees), and in baseline vitals and behavior are surrounding communities who the same officers. There being no freezing rain. Keeping a horse out- usually early indicators of illness. ALANON MEETINGS every attended our annual pancake break- further business, motion made for doors with access to a loafing or Learn to give intramuscular shots, Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m Ortonville fast and also to those who have sent adjournment Clara had several run-in shed saves the cost of building oral medications, and basic leg wrap- Senior Citizen Center (use sidein any monetary donation for those stories, and maintaining a barn as well as ping techniques. Work with a farrier entrance). Friends and family of alco- who were unable to attend. We sin- labor expenses associated with stall to set a hoof care schedule based on holies are invited. 32-TF* cerely appreciate any and all dana- cleaning. It is usually more'cost effi- how much hoof the horse typically tions to help defray expenses that we cient to keep a horse on the owner's grows. have encountered in the past year and property/farm compared to boarding. Feeding. With feed costs rising, it now we can look into upgrading our Boarding is necessary for some horse is important to utilize feed efficiently. Services page, splinting equipment and CPR owners, but can be expensive. Nutrient requirements for horses mannequins. Without your help, this Cleanliness. Flies, mosquitoes and depend on their physiological status would not be possible, so again ticks are responsible for a number of (age, metabolism, weight) and their CRAIG BEYER'S Tree Service is "Thank You !" We enjoyed seeing bacterial and viral diseases of horses, level of production (maintenance, coming to the Ortonville area early everyone who turned out and look Reduce the risk (and expense)of these growth, exercise, reproduction, and this spring for any tree trimming and forward to seeing you all again next diseases by discouraging these insects lactation). Most horse owners over stump removal. Call Craig to get on year! and ticks in your horse's environment, feed their horses, leading to wasted his spring list! Modern equipment, The Ortonville The Ride Across Minnesota starts in Safety. Improving barn safety can money and unhealthy, overweight powerful stump cutter, ISA certified 17-1" Ambulance Service prevent accidents and unnecessary horses. Removing unnecessary grain Arborist, MN licensed tree inspector. Ortonville Sunday, July 26th. injuries from diets can lead to substantial sav- In business since 1997. Call Craig for We need help to make this a great Bio-security.To reduce the risk of ings. Regardless of the horse, forage an estimate 320-589-2114. 29-aV* Too late community event, some diseases, consider having visi- should be the backbone of a horse's tars wash hands and change boots and nutrition program and should cam- to classify ,Baggage Handlers .Bike Walkers clothing before and after handling prise at least 50 percent of their diet. horses. During summer months, utilize pas- FOR SALE-Purebred baby lop ,Hospitality ,Bike Loaders Breeding. Unless a mare or stallion ture as an affordable way to meet a Cards of bunnies and purebred miniature Pal- has exceptional conformation and an horse's nutritional requirements. outstanding performance record, plan- Reducing costs associated with thanks ish bunnies. Great for 4-Hers. Call Call the Big Stone rage Area ning a foal that realistically may be horse ownership takes hard work and Bryce at 320-265-6139.17-1" Chamber or commerce difficult to market is expensive and some creativity. Most cost reducing unwise for those on a reduced budget, opportunities fall in the area of pry- CARD OF THANKS ' Routine care and planning. Have a ventative medicine, education, and Thank you to all who helped cele- good working relationship with a vet, taking on the responsibilities of horse brate our 40th wedding anniversary, erinarian. It is important to determine ownership. These suggestions repre- Thank you for the cards, gifts, flow- the extent and financial commitment a sent a sampling of recommendations. ers, plants and for joining us for the horse owner Can maintain. These deci- To view the entire factsheet, go to Mass of Thanksgiving. You made our sions should be made prior to an day very special. God Bless You! 17-1" Don and Joan Reiffenberger the Inexpensive Wa to Shnp WANT ADS PAY Seeking Full-time H.R. Administrative Assistant Big Stone Therapies is seeking an H.R. Administrative Ass&tant for our corporate office in Ortonville, MN. The ideal candidate must have a 2-year degree in Human Resources or related field plus a basic knowledge of Human Resource procedures/laws. Degree may be substituted for direct relative experience. Candidates must have strong computer skills and knowledge of programs to include: Excel, Access, Word, Publisher and Outlook internet/e-mail. This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with the public, as well as employees, in a professional manner. Qualified candidates must possess strong time management and organizational skills. This position will serve as Assistant to the H.R. Manager. This is a full-time position which qualifies for an excellent benefit package and competitive wage, DOQ. Please submit resume and cover letter by close of business on Friday, May 22 to: "Rock Solid Rehab" Kristi Ehrenberg, Human Resource Mgr. 820 Roy Street * Ortonville, MN 56278 Fax: (320) 839-4196 Phone: (320) 839-4153 kri ti ehrenhere, gh)hicr tnnethe.r nie enm MORE DEPARTMENTS AT OAHS have reached 100 percent participation in the Building a Healthy Future Capital Campaign Pictured here are the Administration, Marketing & Grants, Information Services and Human Resources Departments. Pictured from left to right are, Jim Foster, Kristi Lillehaug, Sally Rakow, Cindy Jorgenson, Rebecca Bicknase and Kim McCrea. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 13 i