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Veteran Service News By Dan Meyer Big Stone Co. Veteran Service Officer The office hours for the Big Stone County Veterans Service Office are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday My office phone number is (320) 839-6398. Thank a veteran today for their military service. They have earned it! What is Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)? CRSC is a monthly entitlement that allows eligible military retirees to recover some or all of their retired pay that was offset by their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation. Eligible retirees must have a combat-related injury and m.ay receive this entitlement in addition to any retired pay they receive from the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS). How do I know if I am eligible for CRSC? You may be eligible for CRSC if you currently receive military retired pay and meet one of the following criteria: *You were awarded a Purple Heart with a combined disability rating for Purple Heart Disabilities that is at least 10 percent disabling from June 1, 2003 to present; or .You have a combined disability rating for all combat-related disabilities that is at least 60 percent disabling from June 1, 2003 through Dec. 21,2003; or You have a combined disability rating for all combat-related disabilities that is at least 10 percent disabling from Jan. 1,2004 to present. Your branch of service will determine whether or not your disability codes are combat-related. How do I apply? To aplbly for CRSC, you must submit DD Form 2860 (three pages) and supporting documentation tO your branch of service. Please call my office for assistance with this form and all documentation that needs to accompany the application process. Until next week, take care and "Fair Winds and Following Seas!" Annual A+ Golf Tourney June 4 It's the 4th annual fund-raising A+ Foundation 18-hole Golf Tournament, with trophies for the top three team, s great door prizes and a "bragging'fights' trophy for Alumni OHS Class that shows up with the most participants. If you are lucky enough to get a hole-in-one, you'll win $1,000. Everyone is welcome, so get your pre-registration in now. The tourna- ment is a three-person scramble for- mat with a team entry-fee of $150 (which includes greens fees for non- members, meal tickets, beverage tckets and a guaranteed good time), with an added bonus of supporting the Ortonville Public School. Registration and sign-in begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 4, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Call the Ortonville Golf Clubhouse now to register and to rent carts at 320-839-3606, or call Isaiah Longnecker at 320-839-4217. If you are unable to participate in the golf Tournament, you are invited to support OHS by mailing a tax- deductible financial gift to the A+ Foundation, Ortonville Public School, 200 Trojan Drive, Ortonville, MN 56278. Thrivent will be the Orange Sponsor this year. The A+ Foundation sincerely thanks Scott Simonitch and Thrivent for their generous donation of $1,000 to this year's golf event.The A+ Foundation looks forward to see- ing you on June 4. P/b00ure Thursday, June 16 10am- I pm and 2pm-5"30pm Friday, June 17 I 0am- I pm and 2pm-5pm Package of 38 Color Photos 99 plus tax $I .99 Individual rdl'llng foe. Single individual per package. $3.99 Group dfflng foe. Group is 2 or mote pet package. Package contains: I * 10"x 13" 1 * 8" x I0" 2 5" x 7" 2 4" x 6" 16 Exchange Wallets 16 bgular Wallets . CARLSON THRIFTY WHITE PHARMACY 147 2rid St. NW * Ortonville, MN * 320-839-6102 Memorial Day Service Presented by Bellingham Legion Unit 441 and Auxiliary at the Beillngham City Hall 'relude ................................................................ : .......................... Sue Ohm r ::.tatin of Colors ........ Bellingham Legion and Auxiliary Color Guards Audience ................... .... ................................... ::::::::ii  ...i!i=: i ............... Bonnie Sue Stolpman i  . ,!i!i ...... Richard Johnson, Commander ...... . .::.::!::i %::::i .... ! . . ::::::%!:::#ii::i_..::,;.,,. .............. ...... Dick" Ohm, Chaplain   ; :;:.....i"!:, ......... Katlyn Gloege ' ::::::iiiil .... ........ 2010 GidS State Representative:: .... 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Audience Retirement of Colors ............... ..Bellingham Legion and Auxiliary Color Guard Memorials for Rice Hospice The following memorials and donations were received by Rice Hospice-Ortonville Hospice for the months of December 2010 through March 2011. In memory of Edward Berglth; Deloris Bergseth In memory of D. Dee Berkley; Marlton and Joyce Deneui, Evaline and Paul Hatjistilianos, Jean Pansch, Marlys and Eugene Pillatzke In memory of Doris Erode; Steven and Lorraine Emde, Betty Henneberg, Twyla T. Hinneberg, Glenn and Virginia Kuechenmeister, Lawrence and Shannon Millerbemd, Mark and Diane Seefeldt, Bill and Diane Vangsness In memory of Janis M. Folk; Ronald and Marlyce Thompson, Sandra Void In memory of Reuben Gutzman; Dorothy L. Gmiterko, Donald and Corinne Tiegs In memory of Signe Hans; Mark and Barbara Amundson In memory of Rose Hoeke; Mark and Terry Block, Terry Kalberg, Donald and Corinne Tiegs, Arlene Vollmer In memory of Dorothy F. John; Bette J. Weinman In memory of Edwin P. Kositzky; Barbara Kositzky In memory of Walter Maatz; Marion Maatz, Marlys and Eugene Pillatzke In memory of Clarence Marten; Jean Pansch In memory of LuVerne Ostby;. Mark and Barbara Amundson In memory of Virgil Raaf; Ginger Drobny, Vernon and Carol Olson In memory of Emery F. Shea; Marlton and Joyce Deneui In memory of Hannah Sitter; Eldon and Carol Knutson, Bonna and James Rasset In memory of Frances E. Steltz; Charlene and Matthew Karels In memory of Edna M. Telford; Barbara Maas In memory of Donna Thompson; Marlton and Joyce Deneui In memory of Richard Thompson; Janet Kirschbaum, Eldon and Carol Knutson In memory of Louis L.. Voeltz; Howard and Vivian Janssen, Loft and David Larson, Shirley Voeltz In memory of Alfred Volkenant;. Audrey Volkenant Gifts given by; Almond Township Fund, American Legion Auxiliary, Post 441, Lois and Eric Banken, Beardsley Area United Fund Drive, Clinton Combined Fund Drive, First English Lutheran Church, First English Lutheran Women, Malta Township Combined Fund, Marietta Community Chest, Lawrence and Shannon Millerbernd, Ortonville United Appeal, St. Peter's Lutheran, Bruce and Evelyn Swigerd, Robert and Marlys Swigerd, Trinity Lutheran Church Women, Donald L. Williams, Women of the ELCA. Rice Hospice- Appleton, Benson, Dawson, Graceville, Granite Falls, Montevideo, Ortonville, Paynesville, Willmar-wishes to express their grati- tude for these memorials and dona- tions. AGASSIZ & ODESSA MUTUAL Insurance Co. announces the recipients of the two $500 scholarships awards offered each year to area high school seniors. Recipients this year are Stephanie Schumacher and Holly Webber. Stephanie is the daughter of Ronald and Tamara Schumacher and attends OHS. Holly is the daughter of Sharon and the late Kevin Webber and attends Lac qui Parle Valley High School Pictured, left to right, are A&O Company manager Laurie Wellnitz, Stephanie Schumacher and Holly Webber. May means Click It or Ticket To prevent a repeat of the deadly spring in 2010, when a flurry of traffic crashes killed 11 people within four days (nine were not belted), Ortonville Police Department officers will in- crease Click It or Ticket seat belt pa- trols, May 23-June 5. The campaign includes nearly 400 Minnesota agencies working overtime patrols supported by federal dollars to increase seat belt use and stop prevent- able traffic deaths. Each year in Min- nesota, at least 200 unbelted motorists are killed. During 2007-2009, more than 600 unbelted motorists were killed and more than 1,200 were seriously in- jured.. According to Ortonville Chief of Police Jason Mork, a seat belt is a mo- torist's best defense in case of a crash. He notes that in rollover crashes, un- belted motorists are usually ejected from the vehicle. In most cases, the ve- hicle will roll over them. Often, un- belted motorists will crack teeth out on steering wheels or break their nose, and even slam into and injure or kill others in the vehicle. "Seat belt enforcement is important to stop preventable deaths or injuries," says Chief Mork. "While we would rather not cite anyone for the violation, we know that a ticket is usually what will convince people to start making the smart decision to always belt up." Chief Mork adds that motorists need to be the first line of enforcing the law by speaking up and insisting that all passengers are belted. Ortonville Police Department offi- cers will enforce the state's primary seat belt law during the effort. The pri- mary law requires passengers in all seating positions, including the back seat, to be buckled up or seated in the correct child restraint. Officers will stop and ticket unbelted drivers or pas- sengers. A seat belt fine is $25 but can cost more than $100 with court and ad- ministrative fees The primary taw has helped the state achieve a record-high daytime seat belt compliance rate of 92 percent. In a recent pre-enforcemem seat belt observational survey in Ortonville, 88 percent of motorists were belted. Or- tonville Police Department will con- duct another survey following the enforcement to measure belt use. The campaign will also include en- forcement of Minnesota's strengthened child passenger safety law that requires children to be in the correct restraint until they are age eight, or 4 feet 9 inches tall, whichever comes first. This law requires booster seats for children usually starting at age four to ensure adult seat belts fit them correctly. Belt use is especially an issue in Greater Minnesota communities. An- nually, nearly 80 percent of unbelted traffic deaths occur on Greater Min- nesota roads.] Ortonville Police Department is stressing belt use belt use especiallyl among teens and young adults, the groups with the lowest seat belt use rates. Statewide each year, motorists age 15-29 account for 45 percent of alll unbelted deaths, yet this group repre- sents only 25 percent of licensed driv-i ers. This same age group accounts for 55 percent of all unbelted serious in-- juries -- ([70 percent occur in Greaterl Minnesota.) The enforcement effort will also in-i elude a nighttime seat belt enforcement' focus. Each year, more than 60 percent of the nighttime fatalities (9 p.m.-31 a.m.) are not buckled up. "We enforce this law to save lives,"i says Chief Mork. "Far too often law enforcement and emergency responderl resources are pulled away to address motorists' injuries that wouldn't hovel occurred had seat belts been used?' The Click It or Ticket seat belt en-i forcement campaign is a component ofl the state's Toward Zero Death (TZD) initiative. A primary vision of the TZD program is to create a safe driving cul- ture in Minnesota in which motorists- support a goal of zero road fatalities by." practicing and promoting safe a r/d smart driving behavior. TZD focusrs on the application of four strategic" areas to reduce crashes -- education, enforcement, engineering and emer- gency trauma response. :.iij ................................................................... : ........ =============================== ii!i .... EVENTS CALE Peter Reynen, MD NnnciVan Peursem, MD Crispin Webb, MD Kanya Vanadurongvan, MD Tern/Suman, MD Brenda Holscher, PA-C Patrick Dreis, PA-C Peggy Schuelke, CNP Susan I.eddy.CNP Milbank Area Avera Wanbay Clinic Avera Big Stone City Clinic Revillo Clinic Avere Avere Wilmt Clinic - [[iiiiii!!ii::ii:::::,iiil]i :[: ,.at Avera Milbank Medical Center and Milbank Area Hospital Avera, L::=,:iUiii:iilL::?:i we're making a positive impact on the lives and health of 0ur community. ....... REACH SPECIALISTS C A M P U S S E R V I C E S " ::!?/:::;= :;::!i!i  "" " : :: i.:: each month * 1:30- 5 p.m. atthe Clinic Acute Clinic- every Saturday. 9 a.m.-1 the  i:i::: ii i!ii Daily Services - Chemotherapy, Bone Density Scans, C]'Sean:.: iii:!:iS MRI Scans, Ultmsounds, Digital Mammograpny ' : ?:.:::;!ili Nudear Medicine - Every Monday Sleep Study Lab - Once per month Avera Milbank Medical Center SATELLITE CLINICS - Avera Big Stone City Clinic - (605) 882-79 :ilil Revillo Clinic Avera - (605) 623-4695 Avera Waubay Clinic - {605) 947-3422 Avera Wilmot Clinic - (605) 938-4351 MilbankArea Hospital Avera Page 16 00INOEPENDENT Tuesday, May 24,2011 l