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1 WARC celebrates one year. in county, Region IV recogn,t,on On May 20, the Women's Advocacy Resource Center (Women's ARC) invited all past and current pro- gram Board member to a celebration. The Women's ARC celebrated it's one year anniversary and the official recognition of Region IV as the pro- gram's long-term managing agency. This is an important milestone for the past and current Board members who dedicated time and personal resources to the success of the advoca- cy office. Many people do not realize the events that have led up to this Women's ARC office opening. Approximately twelve years ago, prior to the formation of the Women's ARC, Big Stone County was contracted with Region VI Woodlands Center for vic- tim advocacy services. To receive assistance, victims were required to drive approximately 160 miles round- trip. Concerned Big Stone County social workers were attempting to advocate for victims of domestic vio- lence within the county without spe- cialized training. Recognizing the critical need for more accessible and comprehensive service, a group of concerned profes- sionals and lay people started the groundwork to establish a local domestic violence victim's advocate in 1993. A board of directors was formed involving cross sections of communi- ty representatives. By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation for non-prof- it status was adopted. The application for Non Profit status was started. Following several years of group effort to complete the initial require- ments towards program development, it was time to look for funding. Proposals were submitted to funders, including the Department of Corrections, Bi Stone County Welfare Board and Southwest Minnesota Foundation approved the grant requests to cover projected start- up costs with the fiscal agent being Region IV Council on Domestic Violence based out of Fergus Falls, MN. Initially this was only to be a tem- porary arrangement to manage advo- cate training and role development until the office could stand on its own. An advocate was hired with a start date of May I, 1998. Questions arose on whether or not an office indepen- dent of Region IV was affordable. Liability costs, benefit package expense, pay for accounting services, etc. were looked into and found to be very expensive. It was at this time that the Women's ARC Board requested Region IV to take over the program on a permanent basis. They accepted. It was felt that had Region IV not accepted, the pro- gram would probably not have been as successful as it has been. "Our current funding is still shaky," stated advocate Connie Blasdell. "We have one grant approved from the Mardag Foundation and the Department of Corrections has given the program $8,000. This money car- ries us through the middle of year 2000. The grants we are looking at are 12-18 month considerations, so ongo- ing, long term funding is not yet secure." The Women's ARC local people personal resources to cess. Do you know someone who would be able to read the newspaper if the print was this Or use the telephone book if the numbers looked like this? 555-- 1 234 Perhaps family photos would be more enjoyable if they appeared 40 times larger. Call Allied Technologies at 800-267-5350. They will be happy to show you this and ml of your own home with absolutely no obligation. Present this ad and receive a 5% discount on any purchase of low vision products from ORTq ' "'" - .y__C I la JUNE 1999 """" The Whale "Working to keep healthy smiles in the Big Stone area. Steven G" Winther, 00DII. ] FAMILY DENTISTRY 17 SE Second Street OrtonviUe, Phone 320-839-2596 .. Owned - Operated by Big Stone Lake Area, InC. SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATU 1 2 3 4 5 Noon - Kiwanis, Oft. Sr. Center 6:30 TOPS at City Office 7 pm Lakeside Harm.-TUM, BSC 7 pm VFW meeting. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm ProM. Whist; 8:00 pm AA/Alanon. Noon - Kiwanis Board, Oft. Sr. Center 5:30 pm Weight Watcher-Trinity ' Seniors: t0 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Movie "Simon Birch" 1 pm TOPS #417 of BSC meets. 7 pm Tree Board at Public Works Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 11:15 am Volunteer Mtg; 1:15 pm Pinochle; 7 pm B$ Chorus; 6-10 pm 55 Alive. 12 noon Airport Comm. at Pizza Ranch. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Bridge; 8 pm AA. i 6 2 pm OHS Commencement See Church Page for Activities. i 6 pm Utility Comm. 7 pm City Council 7 pm Lakeside Harmony-App. 7:30 pm Women of Today 8 pm Milbank Barbershop at Milbank HS Music Room. Seniors: 9 am Quilt; 10 am Exer.; 12:30 pm Blood Press. Check; 1-5 Cards; 1:30 Woodcarving. Noon - Kiwanis at Sr. Ctr. 4:30 pm Planning Comm. 5:15 pm Library Board. 6:30 TOPS at City Office. 6 pm Utility Comm. 8 pm VFW Auxiliary. Seniors: 9-11 am Beltone;9:30 am Sr. Citizen Ctr Board; 10 am Exercise; 1:30 pm Bingo; 8 pm AA & Alanon. 9 12 noon Eco. Dev. Auth. at EDA Conf. Room. 1-3 pm Big Stone County Pathfinders Dis. Home. 5:30 pm Weight Watcher-Trinity 6 pm Street Comm. at PW office. Seniors: l0 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Cards. 10 1 pm TOPS #417 of BSC. 7:30 pm BSC American Legion & Auxiliary. Seniors: 9-10 am Hometown Hearing; 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Pinochle. 11 11 am Safety Comm. at City Office. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Bridge; 8 pm AA. 12 i i i i i 13 14 15 16 7 18 '19 8 pm Milbank Barbershop at Milbank HS Music Room. Jaycee Meeting. Seniors: 9 am Quilt; 10 am Exer.; 1-5 pm Cards; 1:30 pm Woodcarving; 1-5 pm Cards; 2-4 pm NAPS. 1 pm TOPS #417 of BSC. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Pinochle. See Church Page for Activities. 4:30 pm OAHS Finance Comm. at Knip Memorial Library. 5:30 pm Weight Watcher-Trinity 8 pm Moose Lodge meets. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Sr. Club meeting. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Bridge; 8 pm AA meets. 9-11 am Christian Women, Zion Noon - Kiwanis at St. Ctr. 6:30 pm TOPS at City Office. 7 pm Lakeside Harm.-TUM, BSC 7 pm Golf Board Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Progressive Whist; 8 pm AA & Alanon. 0 FATHER'S DAY See Church Page for Activities. 21 22 23 24 25 26 7 pm City Council 7 pm Lakeside Harmony-App. 8 pm Milbank Barbershop at Milbank HS Music Room. Seniors: 9 am Quilting; 10 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Cards; 1:30 pm Woodcarving. Noon - Kiwanis at Sr. Ctr. 6:30 pm TOPS at City Office. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:30 pm Bingo; 8 pm AA & Alanon. 12 noon Eco. Dev. Auth. at EDA Conf. Room. 5:30 pm Weight Watcher-Trinity 6 pm Park & Rec Board at City Office Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Diabetes Education Seminar. 1 pm TOPS #417 of BSC. Seniors: 9-10 am Hometown Hearing; 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Pinochle. Seniors: I0 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Bridge; 8 pm AA. 27 See Church Page for Activities. II 28 7:30 pm Health Care Board at Hospital 8 pm Milbank Barbershop at Milbank HS Music Room. Seniors: 9 am Quilt; 10 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Cards; 1:30 pm Woodcarving. i 29 Noon - Kiwanis at Sr. Ctr. 6:30 pm TOPS at City Office. 7 pm Lakeside Harm.-TUM, BSC Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:30 pm Bingo; 8 pm AA & Alanon. 30 12 noon Eco. Dev. Auth. at EDA Conf. Room. 5:30 pm Weight Watcher-Trini Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Cards. i i i i T Nelson Electric 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE" i Brent Nelson Commercial & Residential Wiring LICENSED & BONDED IN MN & SD 313 Wood Street Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-2631 i ii i i I I ii i iii i i i Page 8 HOBO SOUP JUSi' HEAT 'N EAT "A Jungle recipe fit for a king" For All Your Rock Call 839-6131 "INDEPENDENT dz i 1 WARC celebrates one year. in county, Region IV recogn,t,on On May 20, the Women's Advocacy Resource Center (Women's ARC) invited all past and current pro- gram Board member to a celebration. The Women's ARC celebrated it's one year anniversary and the official recognition of Region IV as the pro- gram's long-term managing agency. This is an important milestone for the past and current Board members who dedicated time and personal resources to the success of the advoca- cy office. Many people do not realize the events that have led up to this Women's ARC office opening. Approximately twelve years ago, prior to the formation of the Women's ARC, Big Stone County was contracted with Region VI Woodlands Center for vic- tim advocacy services. To receive assistance, victims were required to drive approximately 160 miles round- trip. Concerned Big Stone County social workers were attempting to advocate for victims of domestic vio- lence within the county without spe- cialized training. Recognizing the critical need for more accessible and comprehensive service, a group of concerned profes- sionals and lay people started the groundwork to establish a local domestic violence victim's advocate in 1993. A board of directors was formed involving cross sections of communi- ty representatives. By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation for non-prof- it status was adopted. The application for Non Profit status was started. Following several years of group effort to complete the initial require- ments towards program development, it was time to look for funding. Proposals were submitted to funders, including the Department of Corrections, Bi Stone County Welfare Board and Southwest Minnesota Foundation approved the grant requests to cover projected start- up costs with the fiscal agent being Region IV Council on Domestic Violence based out of Fergus Falls, MN. Initially this was only to be a tem- porary arrangement to manage advo- cate training and role development until the office could stand on its own. An advocate was hired with a start date of May I, 1998. Questions arose on whether or not an office indepen- dent of Region IV was affordable. Liability costs, benefit package expense, pay for accounting services, etc. were looked into and found to be very expensive. It was at this time that the Women's ARC Board requested Region IV to take over the program on a permanent basis. They accepted. It was felt that had Region IV not accepted, the pro- gram would probably not have been as successful as it has been. "Our current funding is still shaky," stated advocate Connie Blasdell. "We have one grant approved from the Mardag Foundation and the Department of Corrections has given the program $8,000. This money car- ries us through the middle of year 2000. The grants we are looking at are 12-18 month considerations, so ongo- ing, long term funding is not yet secure." The Women's ARC local people personal resources to cess. Do you know someone who would be able to read the newspaper if the print was this Or use the telephone book if the numbers looked like this? 555-- 1 234 Perhaps family photos would be more enjoyable if they appeared 40 times larger. Call Allied Technologies at 800-267-5350. They will be happy to show you this and ml of your own home with absolutely no obligation. Present this ad and receive a 5% discount on any purchase of low vision products from ORTq ' "'" - .y__C I la JUNE 1999 """" The Whale "Working to keep healthy smiles in the Big Stone area. Steven G" Winther, 00DII. ] FAMILY DENTISTRY 17 SE Second Street OrtonviUe, Phone 320-839-2596 .. Owned - Operated by Big Stone Lake Area, InC. SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATU 1 2 3 4 5 Noon - Kiwanis, Oft. Sr. Center 6:30 TOPS at City Office 7 pm Lakeside Harm.-TUM, BSC 7 pm VFW meeting. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm ProM. Whist; 8:00 pm AA/Alanon. Noon - Kiwanis Board, Oft. Sr. Center 5:30 pm Weight Watcher-Trinity ' Seniors: t0 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Movie "Simon Birch" 1 pm TOPS #417 of BSC meets. 7 pm Tree Board at Public Works Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 11:15 am Volunteer Mtg; 1:15 pm Pinochle; 7 pm B$ Chorus; 6-10 pm 55 Alive. 12 noon Airport Comm. at Pizza Ranch. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Bridge; 8 pm AA. i 6 2 pm OHS Commencement See Church Page for Activities. i 6 pm Utility Comm. 7 pm City Council 7 pm Lakeside Harmony-App. 7:30 pm Women of Today 8 pm Milbank Barbershop at Milbank HS Music Room. Seniors: 9 am Quilt; 10 am Exer.; 12:30 pm Blood Press. Check; 1-5 Cards; 1:30 Woodcarving. Noon - Kiwanis at Sr. Ctr. 4:30 pm Planning Comm. 5:15 pm Library Board. 6:30 TOPS at City Office. 6 pm Utility Comm. 8 pm VFW Auxiliary. Seniors: 9-11 am Beltone;9:30 am Sr. Citizen Ctr Board; 10 am Exercise; 1:30 pm Bingo; 8 pm AA & Alanon. 9 12 noon Eco. Dev. Auth. at EDA Conf. Room. 1-3 pm Big Stone County Pathfinders Dis. Home. 5:30 pm Weight Watcher-Trinity 6 pm Street Comm. at PW office. Seniors: l0 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Cards. 10 1 pm TOPS #417 of BSC. 7:30 pm BSC American Legion & Auxiliary. Seniors: 9-10 am Hometown Hearing; 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Pinochle. 11 11 am Safety Comm. at City Office. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Bridge; 8 pm AA. 12 i i i i i 13 14 15 16 7 18 '19 8 pm Milbank Barbershop at Milbank HS Music Room. Jaycee Meeting. Seniors: 9 am Quilt; 10 am Exer.; 1-5 pm Cards; 1:30 pm Woodcarving; 1-5 pm Cards; 2-4 pm NAPS. 1 pm TOPS #417 of BSC. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Pinochle. See Church Page for Activities. 4:30 pm OAHS Finance Comm. at Knip Memorial Library. 5:30 pm Weight Watcher-Trinity 8 pm Moose Lodge meets. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Sr. Club meeting. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Bridge; 8 pm AA meets. 9-11 am Christian Women, Zion Noon - Kiwanis at St. Ctr. 6:30 pm TOPS at City Office. 7 pm Lakeside Harm.-TUM, BSC 7 pm Golf Board Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Progressive Whist; 8 pm AA & Alanon. 0 FATHER'S DAY See Church Page for Activities. 21 22 23 24 25 26 7 pm City Council 7 pm Lakeside Harmony-App. 8 pm Milbank Barbershop at Milbank HS Music Room. Seniors: 9 am Quilting; 10 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Cards; 1:30 pm Woodcarving. Noon - Kiwanis at Sr. Ctr. 6:30 pm TOPS at City Office. Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:30 pm Bingo; 8 pm AA & Alanon. 12 noon Eco. Dev. Auth. at EDA Conf. Room. 5:30 pm Weight Watcher-Trinity 6 pm Park & Rec Board at City Office Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Diabetes Education Seminar. 1 pm TOPS #417 of BSC. Seniors: 9-10 am Hometown Hearing; 10 am Exercise; 1:15 pm Pinochle. Seniors: I0 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Bridge; 8 pm AA. 27 See Church Page for Activities. II 28 7:30 pm Health Care Board at Hospital 8 pm Milbank Barbershop at Milbank HS Music Room. Seniors: 9 am Quilt; 10 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Cards; 1:30 pm Woodcarving. i 29 Noon - Kiwanis at Sr. Ctr. 6:30 pm TOPS at City Office. 7 pm Lakeside Harm.-TUM, BSC Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1:30 pm Bingo; 8 pm AA & Alanon. 30 12 noon Eco. Dev. Auth. at EDA Conf. Room. 5:30 pm Weight Watcher-Trini Seniors: 10 am Exercise; 1-5 pm Cards. i i i i T Nelson Electric 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE" i Brent Nelson Commercial & Residential Wiring LICENSED & BONDED IN MN & SD 313 Wood Street Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-2631 i ii i i I I ii i iii i i i Page 8 HOBO SOUP JUSi' HEAT 'N EAT "A Jungle recipe fit for a king" For All Your Rock Call 839-6131 "INDEPENDENT dz i