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Ortonviune, MN 56278 to me spec at uay lea, P r I • o iodica s Postage Paid at OrtonviIla, Minnesota Ever since Congress made the Me- It seems to signal to the skies ,, modal Day into a three-day weekend, That blood of heroes never dies• SUBSCRIPTION RATES changing it from May 30 to the last She then came up with the idea to $3?nOperyearnin 2?e'..Lacq=ui Monday in May as part of the National wear red poppies on Memorial Day in nesota Grant and Roberts Counties in Holiday Act of 1971, society has been honor of those who died serving the ha- South iSakota. $40•00 for all other counties L nn Munnesota and South Dakota All others, moving away from remembering the tion during war• 4" Lr- ' true meanin of the da Instead people Later a Madam Guerin from France  u.uu per year. • g • Y" • • =--.- .... (./ r/ k..  .j,z.-- Postmaster: Send address chan es to The often think Memorial Day IS celebrat- learned of this new custom started by ..----___ .- "-\\; . [   Ortonville Independent 789 U H 75, ...... .. , ,  wy mg the beginning of summer-hke Ms. Michael. Guerm returned to  Ortonvnlle, Mnnnesota56278. weather with outdoor barbecues and France, made artificial red poppies to _  NEW SUBSCRIPTION family picnics• raise money for war orphaned children ;,I r¢i00, .qt-n,= c, RATE SCHEOULE- ................ •,vvv•==..,,, i,.,m,.,- === A,......,.. .v  ,..-,.v .. -...vo ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON une tlung that helps me rememoer anu WlQOWeQ women• iBiS traultlOn J t  .................... the true meaning of the holiday is to soon spread to other countries• Guerin    _.r.==,u, u.a uu,-u, =- "qg tone, kaC qul i-,arle,/raverse, buy and wear a poppy, approached the VFW and shortly be- =wP r, .... ,. ,. ,,... -- - - - .... "   3 I "1  ' hh 1 "'''  -- "  1 .... ' -- '  v ., .......,,.,.o,,,,.,.,,,,.;sotaanairant tvery year as aemonat uay ap- tore Memorial uay in lz the vr w. ay Arlo janssen more. atn me way to me waruen s or, ice. and Roberts in South Dakota proaches, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary became the first veterans' organization (Note from Ado: I wrote this article Near the end of our service, a di- I hope Easter this year in Minnesota ebruary ........... 36.OO August .............. 17.62 March 32 12 September 14 60 and the Legion Auxiliary women sit at to nationally sell poppies• Two years for Easter, but for some reason, it was- sheveled, uncombed inmate burst was more spring-like than the tale end . - ............... __. ..... • ....... ..._. • * ' ' 1! II I ? • . Ptprll .................. Z.ZU UCIoDer ............. l],ltl various spots throughout Ortonvllle, later their Buddy Poppy program was n t sent to the Independent. It s still the through the door of the chapel, shout- of winter. Also, I hope and pray that May ................... 28.26 November ........... 8.78 Bellingham and Big Stone City selling selling artificial poppies made by dis- 'Easter Season,' so I've asked that it be ing, "The Lord has risen!" It was a fel- you all had a meaningful celebration of June .................. 23.36 December ........... 5.84 July 20 44 January 2 92 bright red poppies. Buying and wearing abled veterans, printed this week.) Here it is: low who usually was one of the Christ s victory over death? ALL'nTM'='=e'=u u,uu aun "'"n"a'. a poppy is a small way to honor the sol- In 1921, the American Legion Aux- " I remember that, when I delivered musicians for our services, Fobrua;...."...'..."4".'0'0 ...... 'Augu'st...v......"..0'.b0 diers who died serving our country, iliary adopted the poppy as the organi- papers in Odessa, in the early 1940's, Feeling that he had more to say, I March ................ 36.a September ........ 8.a Apnl 33 30 October 13 36 I looked up the history of the Buddy zation s memorial flower and pledged Easter was cold - kind of like the tale asked him to go on, and he did. Ma .................. 29"97 Novemr" ......... 10"OO Poppy and found that in the World War its use to benefit servicemen and their end of winter• Robins had come back Through tears, he said, "They came  Juneiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii26164 Decemberiiiiiiiii..81a7 July 23 31 January 3 34 I battlefields of Belgium, poppies grew families, too soon and were looking for worm and told me I could go to church. I MCCL .................................... ' ' ' 9 ALL AREA OUTSIDE OF MINN wild among the war torn landscape. Today, the poppy continues to pro- substitutes in the snow• thought, Can t they get it straight. First ,-1 . ' 1 * =" AND SO OAK " The overturned soil of battle enabled vide a financial and therapeutic benefit Easter also reminds me of a time they say we can't go; then they say we J. llOUrl[tS ,or llte ebruary ........... 45.00 " August .............. 22.60 ...... • , '  March ................ 41.25 September ..... 18 75 the poppy seeds to be covered, thus at- to hospltahzed and disabled veterans when I was a prison chaplain m the can, so I rolled over in bed. , ............. ' "',d,, lowing them to grow and to forever who construct them, as well as benefit- 1990's. There was a 'lock down' in the With real emotion, he went on: By Carol Karels ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: g;,'erillillill;'i; serve as a reminder of the bloodshed ing thousands Of other veterans and entire prison, and it was decided that "Wasn't that the way it was the day Obamacare covers children un to June .................. 30.00 oeeember ........... 7.50 .... " " 9 v ,  ' I' r July ................... 26.25 January ............... 3.75 during that and future wars. thetr families. It also serves as a symbol we could not have our Easter Surmse Jesus arose. He s dead; no, He s alive, age 26 but not for pregnancy. ,, ...... u ...... , ............... " " 1 rugl.lonl=n 0 I.I/gll.I I I rn I=rlrlurl The poppy movement was inspired to remind us what Memorial Day is all service. Then he shouted, Jesus is alive. And The health-care overhaul provides a The Publisher =holl n,,t he lioh =  .... h, by the poem In Flanders Felds writ- about• Saturday night, I was called and He s here with us inside these walls, safety net for young adults but it chanoes or tvoooraDh ca errors that do not ....... told that one cell block of inmates Our Savior lives!" doesn't guaranteepregnancy coverage• lesseT the vl'ue of an advertisement. The n th service ff Soon the others who had come t Publisher s Inabuh for other errors or om0s :i::i!i!iiiii;i`..i`:iiII|iii!iE;iiiiiiiii:.i!ii!!iiiii!iii!i!i:i!i!iii;! would be able to atte d e ' ," , o Group health plans with 15 or more '. .... ty ..... • -. z::.:-.• : " ' :::::::! :-:: t ' .'=":' •'': :;i ":';  :.;;'-:' ;'''' ':':';':' " ;::::::::4':':':':'::::: ...... • • shuns m connection With an aoven semem ::;::::::::i|  ! lIiiii/:i:;:::::;:: we still wanted to come• My wife and the service were saying, with tears in employees are required to prowde ma- o o+,, .... ,+^, , ...... ,,, .... ''r" " .::.: ............ >•':':':i:}t Ill l :I.:,::;ii[ql.',ll].. il./.'} :':<':':" I went, and, indeed, only adozenorso their eyes Hes risen Jesus ts ahve, ternltv benefits for emolovees and " , . " 1 v .mlh..nll,nt ,RH, nrth* • ... ".,.'..,o .•.:,x, .:-:• • .'" ",'" • '..,v: .,: :.. - " " ., ,:-:...' tls_m_nt In _n, ..... . .............. inmates showed up -not the usual 50 or and He s wRh us here• spouses but there zs no law for depend- refund of any monnes pa0d for the adver- ..... It wasn't something I had planned ents. tisement. ( By 3DK A most pleasant surprise came our way over the last Mothers Day week- end, when long-time dear friend Randy Tietjen popped in for a visit. Indeed, time does fly. Randy, now 53, has been practicing law in Edina for the past 24 years, having earned his law degree at William-Mitchell Law school. He and wife, Susan, of the metro area, have two children, Ben- jamin, 10, and Sophia, 8. Randy has been like one of our family since his high school days at OHS. He even flattered us during his visit by remark- ing "the Kaerchers have been and al- ways will be most precious to me." We'll always remember many years ago, Randy helped us in a stunt photo for The Independent. He was riding his motorcycle on our City pier, at a time when the lake level was so high, water covered the pier's surface. As such, it appeared Randy was riding on top of the water. Joining Randy in cel- ebrating Mothers Day here at the home of his parents, Morris and Glenora Tietjen, was his sister, Mary, 48, of St. Paul. This makes no sense at all!! America's founding and Constitution is based on a "government of the people, by the people, and for the peo- ple!" But why does all the news the past several years under the current administra. tion, dearly indicate a dicta- tor-type government. For example, latest word from De- mocrat Speaker Senator Harry Reid is that be's stress- ing "to change our Constitu- tion." And obama has been spouting off changes galore ever since elected. And getting away with it!! Yet where are members of Congress to stop such thinking and stop Obama and his Executive Or- ders? Finally, why is there not legislation calling for term- limits on members of Con- tress? Way, way overdue!! !! ***** One of the greatest, most meaningful prayer statements, in many a year, by a member of Congress, we noted in the Mpls. Star Tribune of Sunday, May Page 4 llth, Mothers Day. Rep. Michele Bachmann (GOP) of the 6th District, leaving office soon after nearly 15 years in political life, was quoted thusly in the Tribune at a prayer meeting in Monticello. Her prayer packs such a punch, we feel, to anyone and everyone, we print it here using all caps. We're certain most of our read- ers will agree and might want to clip- and-save it, as we will do: "ONE OF THE GREATEST GIFTS THAT GOD CAN GIVE TO ANY HUMAN BEING IS SUFFERING AND HARD TIMES. IT'S GIVEN TO US FOR OUR BENEFIT! IT'S GIVEN TO US TO TEACH US ..... TO MAKE US BETTER!" Yours truly can recall nu- merous times in our 84 years when those words have been so comforting and character-building ? Thanks Michele....God Bless• DOWN RIGHT WRONG, DIRTY, AND ROTTEN!!!!! That should be every Ameri- cans' opinion of the latest words from the mouth of Sen- ator John McCain, saying "all Americans should accept hav- ing their private conversa- tions recorded." This from TPNN, Tea Party News Net- work, May llth, 2014. Such thinking is not only un-Amer- ican, but also entirely against our cherished Constitution! Hard to stomach any Con- gressman making such a statement!! Right along with the nation-wide efforts of mil- lions to impeach Obama, should be listed the name of McCain. What next from our looney politicians?? Indeed, time for all Americans to WAKE UP!!!!!! Impeach 'em....all in Congress, before we lose all our freedoms! Maybe next will be taxing the air we breath, and-will Amer- icans stand idly by, letting this happen?? INDEED....WAKE UPAMERICA!!!!!! ***** The following, on our nation's oil supply, is taken from USGS, the U.S. Geological Survey website. USGS stands as the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. Should you doubt the facts, you need only type in the link at ending. What you'll read will shock you so much. "Next time you have to fill up at $3.49/gal- Ion, think off this ! ! OIL - You better be sitting down when you read this! As you may know, Cruz Construction started a division in North Dakota just six months ago. They sent every Ken- worth (nine trucks) we had here in Alaska to North Dakota and several drivers. They just bought two new Kenworth's to add to that fleet; one being a Tri Drive tractor and a new 65 ton lowboy to go with it. They also bought two new cranes (one crawler and one rubber tired) for that division• Dave Cruz said they have moved more rigs in the last six months in ND than Cruz Construction moved in Alaska in the last six years. Willis- ton is like a gold rush town; they moved one of our 40 man camps down there since there are no rooms avail- able• Unemployment in ND is the low- est in the nation at 3.4 percent last I checked. See anything in the national news about how the oil industry is fu- eling North Dakota's economy? Here's an astonishing read. Important and verifiable information: About six' months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil and one of the Forbes Bros, was the guest• The Bakken is the largest domestic oil dis- covery since Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, and has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreign oil. The Energy Information Administra- tion sm(EIA) estimates it at 503 billion barrels. Even if just 10 percent of the oil is recoverable( 5 billion barrels), at $107 a barrel, we're looking at a re- source base worth more than $5.3 tril- lion. "When I first briefed legislators on this, you could practically see their jaws hit the floor. They had no idea." says Terry Johnson, the Montana Leg- islature's financial analyst. However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken's massive re- serves, and we now have access of up to 500 billion barrels. And because this is light, sweet oil, those billions of bar- rels will cost Americans just $16 PER BARREL?!!!!! That's enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years straight. And if THAT did- n't throw you on the floor, then this next one should - because it's from 2006!!?!!! U.S. Oil Discovery Largest Reserve in the World Stans- berryReport Online - 4/20/2006 Hid- den 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world. It is more than TWO TRILLION barrels. On Aug. 8, 2005 President Bush man- dated its extraction. In three and a half years of high oil prices none has been extracted. With this motherload of oil why are we still fighting over off- shore drilling? They reported this stun- ning news: We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth. Here are the official estimates: Eight times as much oil as Saudi Arabia; 18 times as much oil as Iraq; 21 times as much oil as Kuwait; 22 times as much oil as Iran; 500 times as much oil as Yemen and it's all right here in the Western United States!!!!!! HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE extracting this? Because the environmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to help America be- come independent of foreign oil! Again, we are letting a small group of people dictate our lives and our econ- omy. WHY? James Bartis, lead re- searcher with the study says we've got more oil in this very compact area than the entire Middle East, more than TWO TRILLION barrels untapped. That's more than all the proven oil re- serves of crude oil in the world today, reports The Denver Post. Don't think 'OPEC will drop its price even with this find? Think again? It's all about the competitive marketplace, it has to. Think OPEC just might be funding the environmentalists? Got your attention yet? Go to room/article .asp?ID= 1911. for the Easter service, but it was won- derful. In all my years in the ministry, rd never had a more meaningful Serv- ice of the Resurrection. All of us felt closer to the Risen Lord? When we closed the service singing, "Because He Lives," I think they could hear us q r--- -.-t I t4 DEADLINES 17 2O III 27 28 29 35 36 39 42 "45 mmm 4, 52 53 54 21 18 I I" I 25 I 1i26 i II I II 4o ! 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