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...... or(218) 281 3820 to talk with a Farm Blood Pressure Screening Clinic Wrap worker. Families have the free- dom to choose a team of specialists to Countryside Public Health Service followsi help come up with a manageable solu- will sponsor blood pressure screening Friday, May 15 - Minnwest Bank, tion to help deal with their life&apos;s pres- clinics in Big Stone County during Ortonville - 3-4 p.m. sures, including bankruptcy, taxes, May, which is designated as National Friday, May 22 - Clinton State personal safety, family harmony, High Blood Pressure month. , stressors, faith and other issues. Bank - I0-11 a.m. , Te Farm Business Management Everyone is encouraged to partici- Friday, May 22 - West Central Association reports are available on pate. It is recommended that you Bank, Graceville- 1:30-2:30 p.m. wear short sleeves for easy exposure Tuesday, May 26 - Security State the web at http:/ of the upper arm for an accurate read- Bank, Beardsley - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. / ing. All blood pressures will be . Friday, June 5 Cenbank, m. checked by a professional nurse. Ortonville - 1-2 p.m. Clinic locations and times are as Free courses on business taxes Free courses on understanding May 19, 1998 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Introduction to Employment Taxes/ business taxes and how they pertain to Watertown, SD. These workshops are Border May 21, 1998 8:30 am - 4:30 . your business are being offered in our intended for organizations that do pm Sioux Falls, SD. This class , area. The Small Business business on both sides of a border. It explains employment tax requirements , .   Development Center with the compares the sales tax requirements of including withholding and deposit . Business Tax Education Partnership is MN and SD. requirements, unemployment tax, offering these free courses that will Introduction to Business labor standards and the new hire rule '-<., address business taxes and Taxes/Border May 20, 1998 8:30 am - plus MN and SD state employment ..... employment taxes. As border 4:30 pm Sioux Falls, SD. This class tax issues, communities, "these courses will explains the basic types of business To register for these free courses address the differences and organizations as well as record- call 1-800-888-6231. requirements of each state. These keeping requirements, accounting For more information on other t( courses can be especially beneficial to methods, business start-up costs, courses offered or if you have any those doing business in both sales/use taxes, travel & entertainment questions, you may contact the Minnesota and South Dakota. expenses, business use of the home Ortonville Economic Development FOR THE BELLINGHAM 8TH GRADE took place May 14. Graduates from left to right are: The next three courses offered are: and MN and SD state business tax Authority at 1 -320-839-2618. Nick Stolpman, Ion Karels, Ross Karels and Curtis Kirchberg; Second row - Amy Kellen, Gem MN/SD Sales Tax Border Issues issues. Radermacher, Craig Mork and Amanda Krogsrud; Back row - Billy Unzen, Isaac Brehmer, and Kelli Sis. The class chose "The past forever gone, the future still our own," as their Wiley on Dean's Utsch-Kelzer exchange vows List at Ridgewater ,ncome plummets i n Doug Wiley, nephew of Ann Nichole Deborah Utsch and David Arling & Jeanne Beyer and Loucille Mattison of Ortonville, has been Eugene Kelzer were united in UtschandAIUtsch. & northwestern MN named totheDean'sListforwinter marriage onAnniniBeachinKauai, Maid ofHonorwasToniWessel, n . quarter on both campuses of HI on Jan. 16, 1998. friend of bride of DePere, WI. Best Ridgewater College of Willmar .and The service was officiated by Man was Marry Kelzer, brother of Hutchinson. Linda Pasadava. Parents of the bride groom of Bumsville. Both accompa- m southwestern job," he says. Farm Wrap proposes to "surround In order to be included on ihe are Dick & Debbie Utsch, who nied the couple to Hawaii. in north- "The farm crisis is affecting every- farm families with support services Dean's List, a student must carry at accompanied the couple to Hawaii A June blessing of marriage ser- have left many one," Person says. "In the mid-80s we they may need, at no cost." The pro- least 12 credits and maintain a 3.5 and Harvey & Jo Kelzer, both of vice and reception for the couple is straits, had 120 dairy farms in the county, gram has three components. One is to grade point average on a 4.0 scale in Ortonville. planned. The couple resides in net farm income now there are 25. And I'm working coordinate social services for rural all credits. Grandparents of the bride are Ortonville. Percent from 1996, with farmers ranging from 35 to over families. Secondly, the program subsi- Other area students on the Dean's Southwestern 70 years of age. In one case, a retired dizes costs of bankruptcy attorneys List include Crystal Stuckey of Big Farm Business farmer tried to help his son-in law. A and certified public accountants for Stone City and Benjamin Anderson of report. The divorce complicated things, and now farm families going out of business. Graceville. Turn of the Century Home in Ortonville in 16 coun- the retired farmer has nothing left. He Without sound financial planning, it's Ridgewater has also announced its Ily south of lost everything." possible to go bankrupt and still owe honors list for winter quarter, for stu- west of New The Extension Services of $40,000or more in taxes, Person says. dents maintaining at least a 3.0 grade average,, farm in the Minnesota and North Dakota and sev- And third, a program at the point average and carrying at least 12 results were mixed in eral other agencies have started University of Minnesota- Crookston credits. economist "Northwestern Minnesota Farm will provide a clearinghouse for Kevin Haukos, son of Gerald and of Minnesota Wrap," a free program to prevent career transition help, including job Marilee Haukos of Ortonville, and financial and other life crises facing searches, training and education. Bruce Zahn, son of Doug and Mary farm income farm families who are already going Rural families in Northwestern Zahn, also of Ortonville, were includ- But the bottom through difficult times. Minnesota may call 1-800-543-7709, ed among the honor students. had an average larger than in the culprit in to be liv- and BlueCross BlueShield profits fora 650 O f Minnesota ..eily be $20,000 to Uaan a neighboring rain," says Erlin management Protect yourself from the unexpected with 4 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath, 2-car unattached garage with heated shop and useable attic, Franklin fireplace in office/den, parquet floors, who Long Term Care Insurance! 1 leaded windows with built-in hutch in dining room, aluminum siding. Weness says,  : ...... ratio has Iohn Stolpman, CIC   ..... Rich Stoick , . J FEHR LAND LTD. more financial .- Jl_.ocal and Personal Service, give us a call. Box 156 Big Stone City, SD 57216  farmers in the had another n Ag Phone 605-862-6112 Olsonin 1997sayS'was Stolpma Insurance ency AG LAND SPECIALISTS , REALESTATE & APPRAISALS of 8.5 percent Bellingham Ortonville RESIDENTIAL & LAKE PROPERTIES Agents Assistants average on Phone 568-2101 Phone 839-6194 LEROY P. FEHR >Arlen LaCombe >Rosemary Minnesota, farm An independent linsee of the Bluz Cross and Blue Shield Association too common, says * Registered marks of The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association 1994 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota President/Broker * (320) 392-5563 >Carlton Fletcher Goetschius >Pat Bue County at Thief River Minnesota farm- Scab on wheat five years has crop insur- insurance, loans. . switching to since they can at reasonable rates.h MAY 1 8 23- 1 998 risky," Person I ..: ...... we get every five years-- "too far gone loans for and flax. and lira- ': and "take .... :  -"These arc but farmers ..<,s flax for years WHETSTONE PLAZA says. out of business E. 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