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'4, !iili i I ,i . FACULTY MEMBERS assisted the band's percussion section at the Spring Band Concert. them having fun during the performance. (L-r)'. Addie Snaza, Stan Krogsrud, Christi on and Pat Krakow.  , ilil  )  ii I ! i 'i'    , f r, " AND 5th GRADERS of Beliingham are showing pillows they made in this year's PFLS class. Bellingham faculty played in concert The Betlingham School Faculty and its sixth grade students joined forces for a band number entitled "The Final Conflict", at their spring band concert, "I Need a Vacation" on May 13. Faculty members who play instru- ments joined the Bearcat Band to perform the closing number at the concert. The faculty ensemble included Addie Snaza, guiro, Stan Krogsrud on cowbell, Christi Larson played the tongs, Dennis Pearson played janitor tools, Pat Krakow on the vibraslap. Those faculty members who played wind instruments includ Miss Linda Hoffman and Myra Mielitz on flute, Debbie Hoffman on french horn, Larry Sheldon and Linda Hofl'man on trumpet, Cindy Henrich on clarinet and Jill Adelman played the keyboard. The director of the combination band was Miss Karl Weness. Mrs. Cathy Radermacher and Mr, Larry Sheldon also directed the band. RANDY LARSON, JR. 6th grader at Bellingham Elementary School, is shown accepting a quilt from Betty Nelson, who has a custom of making a quilt each year for a 6th grader. Randy was the lucky winner this year. FEATURING NEW BIG STC)NE LAKE AREA RESIDENTS I m . Charlie and Mary Jo Larson ii ii D MARY JO I.ARSON are pictured above, on the front porch of their home in Ortonville. [arson's, moving to Oonville was "a dream of a lifetime that came true." Charlie and Mary Jo Larson moved to Ortonville from Minneapolis in April, 2002 after touring the town following a visit to Mary Jo's parents, Robert and Mary Thompson, who live in Aberdeen, SD. According the the Larsons, the original plan was to own a weekend home in Ortonville. The plan, however, fell apart after they had stayed in Ortonville for two weekends. The Larsons enjoyed staying in Ortonville so much, that Mary Jo gave notice at Abbott-Northwestem Hospital and Charlie closed his business in Minneapolis to opn General Services, a computer, video and locksmithing service in Ortonville. Says Mary Jo about the move, "a dream of a lifetime became a permanent reality." "Although I grew up in Aberdeen, I've never seen friendlier people than the residents of Ortonville," states Mary Jo. "The first time a little kid talked to me I was terrified that his mother was going to grab him away for talking to a stranger, and she didn't! I was shocked. The little boy said, 'How are you today?', and I don't think he was more than three or four years old." "Another thing that didn't take long to get used to is people waving at you when you meet on the street, or waving from their homes as you drive by. Did you know that if you jaywalk, even the police will stop and let you cross? I probably shouldn't say that, but it's happened," says Mary Jo. The Larsons are especially grateful that they are now only a couple of hours away from Mary Jo's parents, who still reside in Aberdeen. Mary Jo's mother is 80 years old and her father is 84, but according to Mary Jo, they are in great shape. Mary Jo's father taught at Northern State University in Aberdeen for 36 years. Mary Jo's mother has recently been named First Lady of Aberdeen. "It was so easy to drive over to help her celebrate," said Mary 'Jo, who had been spending many weekends driving from Minneapolis to Aberdeen, a trip that was spent mostly driving, and with very little time to spend visiting with her par- ents. "I said I would live out my life here, even if I had to eat dirt to survive," says Mary Jo, "fortunately that won't happen. I have a wonderful job in the business office at the Ortonville Hospital and I'il be there until I move into assisted living, and then into the nursing home, all after the age of 98," says Mary Jo, laugh- ing. In February, the Larsons learned of another bonus they would have as they are living in Ortonville. Their son, Corey bought a home on Laguna Beach. "It's really fun having him nearby. Our older son, Chris, lives in Glencoe. We are hoping he will get out here more, as he has a boat and Corey lives on the lake." said Mary Jo.. According to Charlie and Mary Jo, they are very happy to be living in Ortonville, and have enjoyed visiting with the many people they have met so far, and look forward to meeting even more people. Series sponsored by Minnwest Bank the BEST THINGS in life are flee, REST take a little MONEY. a home equity loan to finance whatever you need - from home to a new car to a family vacation Low, fixed rate for term of loan Possible tax-deductibility Convenient application process Smart way to get the money you need NOW. Lucie T}]oreson Deb Steuart See Lucie or Deb today! [.all sul,jc;t to tur tarulard credit quahficatimas and certain restrictims apply. C(11t y,ul lax advisor rcgardin the dcducrihility f interest. MINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE ,iNtqW ;r BANK (3ROUP 320-839-2568 21 Southeast Second Street Ortonville MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 www.minnwestbank.cotn I|llt IlflK LENDER * Subject to credit approval. 2003  INDEPENDENT Page 5 '4, !iili i I ,i . FACULTY MEMBERS assisted the band's percussion section at the Spring Band Concert. them having fun during the performance. (L-r)'. Addie Snaza, Stan Krogsrud, Christi on and Pat Krakow.  , ilil  )  ii I ! i 'i'    , f r, " AND 5th GRADERS of Beliingham are showing pillows they made in this year's PFLS class. Bellingham faculty played in concert The Betlingham School Faculty and its sixth grade students joined forces for a band number entitled "The Final Conflict", at their spring band concert, "I Need a Vacation" on May 13. Faculty members who play instru- ments joined the Bearcat Band to perform the closing number at the concert. The faculty ensemble included Addie Snaza, guiro, Stan Krogsrud on cowbell, Christi Larson played the tongs, Dennis Pearson played janitor tools, Pat Krakow on the vibraslap. Those faculty members who played wind instruments includ Miss Linda Hoffman and Myra Mielitz on flute, Debbie Hoffman on french horn, Larry Sheldon and Linda Hofl'man on trumpet, Cindy Henrich on clarinet and Jill Adelman played the keyboard. The director of the combination band was Miss Karl Weness. Mrs. Cathy Radermacher and Mr, Larry Sheldon also directed the band. RANDY LARSON, JR. 6th grader at Bellingham Elementary School, is shown accepting a quilt from Betty Nelson, who has a custom of making a quilt each year for a 6th grader. Randy was the lucky winner this year. FEATURING NEW BIG STC)NE LAKE AREA RESIDENTS I m . Charlie and Mary Jo Larson ii ii D MARY JO I.ARSON are pictured above, on the front porch of their home in Ortonville. [arson's, moving to Oonville was "a dream of a lifetime that came true." Charlie and Mary Jo Larson moved to Ortonville from Minneapolis in April, 2002 after touring the town following a visit to Mary Jo's parents, Robert and Mary Thompson, who live in Aberdeen, SD. According the the Larsons, the original plan was to own a weekend home in Ortonville. The plan, however, fell apart after they had stayed in Ortonville for two weekends. The Larsons enjoyed staying in Ortonville so much, that Mary Jo gave notice at Abbott-Northwestem Hospital and Charlie closed his business in Minneapolis to opn General Services, a computer, video and locksmithing service in Ortonville. Says Mary Jo about the move, "a dream of a lifetime became a permanent reality." "Although I grew up in Aberdeen, I've never seen friendlier people than the residents of Ortonville," states Mary Jo. "The first time a little kid talked to me I was terrified that his mother was going to grab him away for talking to a stranger, and she didn't! I was shocked. The little boy said, 'How are you today?', and I don't think he was more than three or four years old." "Another thing that didn't take long to get used to is people waving at you when you meet on the street, or waving from their homes as you drive by. Did you know that if you jaywalk, even the police will stop and let you cross? I probably shouldn't say that, but it's happened," says Mary Jo. The Larsons are especially grateful that they are now only a couple of hours away from Mary Jo's parents, who still reside in Aberdeen. Mary Jo's mother is 80 years old and her father is 84, but according to Mary Jo, they are in great shape. Mary Jo's father taught at Northern State University in Aberdeen for 36 years. Mary Jo's mother has recently been named First Lady of Aberdeen. "It was so easy to drive over to help her celebrate," said Mary 'Jo, who had been spending many weekends driving from Minneapolis to Aberdeen, a trip that was spent mostly driving, and with very little time to spend visiting with her par- ents. "I said I would live out my life here, even if I had to eat dirt to survive," says Mary Jo, "fortunately that won't happen. I have a wonderful job in the business office at the Ortonville Hospital and I'il be there until I move into assisted living, and then into the nursing home, all after the age of 98," says Mary Jo, laugh- ing. In February, the Larsons learned of another bonus they would have as they are living in Ortonville. Their son, Corey bought a home on Laguna Beach. "It's really fun having him nearby. Our older son, Chris, lives in Glencoe. We are hoping he will get out here more, as he has a boat and Corey lives on the lake." said Mary Jo.. According to Charlie and Mary Jo, they are very happy to be living in Ortonville, and have enjoyed visiting with the many people they have met so far, and look forward to meeting even more people. Series sponsored by Minnwest Bank the BEST THINGS in life are flee, REST take a little MONEY. a home equity loan to finance whatever you need - from home to a new car to a family vacation Low, fixed rate for term of loan Possible tax-deductibility Convenient application process Smart way to get the money you need NOW. Lucie T}]oreson Deb Steuart See Lucie or Deb today! [.all sul,jc;t to tur tarulard credit quahficatimas and certain restrictims apply. C(11t y,ul lax advisor rcgardin the dcducrihility f interest. MINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE ,iNtqW ;r BANK (3ROUP 320-839-2568 21 Southeast Second Street Ortonville MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 www.minnwestbank.cotn I|llt IlflK LENDER * Subject to credit approval. 2003  INDEPENDENT Page 5