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These Things" RICH[R,[III_I_00 LIVING + ' by Rev. Wilfred C. Hansen KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonville Thomas Wood, Presiding Overseer Sun: 10 a.m. Public Meeting and Watchtower Study. Tues: 7:30 p.m. Book Study. Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Theocratic Ministry School and Meeting to Help Us Make Disciples. ARTICHOKE LAKE BAPTIST (13 miles north of Correll) (320) 596-2300 Rev. Timothy J. Blackman, Pastor Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Alban Township (Missouri Synod) Rev. Robert Behling, Pastor Sunday: 8:15 a.m. Church Service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD Pastor: Ft. Ray Otto, OSB - 6051432-4623 Administrator # 605/862-8319 Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m. Confessions: 4:00 p.m. - 1st & 3rd Saturdays. ASSEMBLY OF GOD 510 Burdick, Ortonville Phone 839-3021 Tom Werner, Pastor Wed: 7:00 p.n. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN Marietta Steve Olson, Pastor Sun: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School. ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN Nassau Steve Olson Sun: 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of Correll in Artichoke Township John Glass, Pastor (507) 532-3113 Sat: 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School; 11:00 a.m. Worship. Sun'. 600 a,m, WCCO Ch. 5 or KOLaO 2h. 7 +Written" speaker: +: MarkFiy; 6:00 a,m. "The Quiet Hour'+WNb, X, Yankton, SD, Bill Tucker, speaker; 9:30 a.m. "The Voice of Prophecy" WNAX, Yankton, SD, speaker/director Lonnie Melashenko. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST)F LATrER DAY SAINTS 716 SW 5th St. Willmar, MN (320) 235-2442 President Elder Grant McKinney Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sacrament Service; 11:30 a.m. Classes. Visitors Center open Sunday- Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. CHRIST EPISCOPAL Milbank, SD First and Third Sunday of Month Holy Eucharist. All other Sundays morning prayer. 9 a.m. - All Services CORRELL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Larry Kasten Sun: 8:15 a.m. Morning Worship. TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Richard Boehnke, Pastor Tues., June 1:7 p.m. Executive Board Women of Trinity; 7 p.m. Board Of Education. Wed., June 2:1 p.m. Northridge Bible Study. Sat., June 5:5 p.m. Schumacher/ Strong Wedding. Sun., June 6:8:30 & 11 a.m. Divine Services; 9:45 a.m. Bible Study; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. Mon., June 7:8:30-11:30 a.m. Vacation Bible School. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonville Kory Tedrick, Pastor Wed: 7 p.m. Prayer (Fireside Room). Fri: 12 noon Men of Integrity (Pizza Rarch). Sat: 3 p.m. Vespers (Northridge). Sun: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonville Daniel L. Hermanson, Pastor Tues., June 1:7 a.m Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love. Wed,. June 2:10 a.m. Staff. Thurs., June 3:12 noon Brown Bag. Fri., June 4:1:10 p.m. Northridge Sat., June 5:7 p.m. Holy Communion. Sun., June 6:9 a.m. Holy Communion; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast. May the mystery of faith unfold to protect and provide your family with peace. These Weekly Church Notices, Courtesy the following firms Come and Worship THE LORD Enjoy the Fellowship Tom's Service, Odessa, MN PRO AUTO We Build Toys for the Big Boys. Ortonville, MN * (320) 839-2911 U.S. FANCY HONEY ELLINGSOIS_ INC. ODESSA, MN 56276 . BIG STONE COOPERATIVE Clinton . Ortonville o Milbank 1-800-325-1132 or (320) 325-5466 THOLE DISTRIBUTING ORTONVILLE i Ortonville Independent CLINTON CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION, ...... Non Schlirnme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 Clinton State Bank THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS Fi00N CLmrO. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonviile Rev. Larry Kasten, Pastor Wed: 9:30 a.m. Prayer Group at Marie's Thurs: 12 noon Men's Study at Hasslen Construction. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship. TRINITY LUTHERAN Walter Twp., Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich June 4:7:30 p.m. AAL Film Night June 6: 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion; 12:30 p.m. Lutheran Hour, KLQP. June 7-11:8:45 a.m. VBS. ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich May 31-June 5:7:30 or 7:35 a.m. "By the Way" on KDIO Radio. June 4:7:30 p.m. AAL Film Night (T). June 5:11 a.m. Memorial Service for Berma Struck. June 6:9 a.m. Holy Communion ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. David Hinrichs, Pastor Wed., June 2:7:30 p.m. Bible Study. Thurs., June 3:2 p.m. Sew & So. Fri., June 4:7 p.m. Deacon's Meeting; 8 p.m. Church Council. Sat., June 5:7 a.m. Men's Promise Keepers Breakfast at church. Sun., June 6:10:30 a.m. Worship. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonville Rev. Duane A. Lookingbill, Pastor Wed., June 2:7 p.m. Special Council Meeting. Sun., June 6:10:45 a.m. Worship. TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD R. Karl Watkins, Pastor Friday, June 4:1:30 p.m. Circle II. Sun., June 6:9:30 a.m. Worship. Mon., June 7:9:30 a.m. Bible Study at Northridge; 10:30 a.m. Sewing; 7:30 p.m. UMW. ZION LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Sun., June 6:10:30 a.m. Worship. EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Tues., June 1:12 noon Deborah Circle at Clubhouse. Sun., June 6:9 a.m. Worship. Birthdays As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar Tuesday, June 1 Jeanette Knip, Palma Gutzman, Nancy Nelson Hoffman, Seth Kelly, Linda Bergeson, Jim Scheff, Kayla Teske, Jeff Conlon, Garret Scott Barnhardt, Brad Karels Wednesday, June 2 Ed Baumgartner, Brittney Ceaser, Jim Carlson, Greg Lossen, Lori LaCombe, Judy Dinnel, David Galanis, Barbara Sarah Helgeson, Kyle Giese, Erin Voth, Rachel Erin Gerber, Julie Danielson Thursday, June 3 Naomi Gerhardt, Kristen Hoel Nornes, Kathy Magee Bethke, Matthew Jay Wipf, John Merritt, Amy S. Feldt, Judeen Fuller, Carol Hausauer Friday, June 4 Milton E. Fischer, Helen Mitchell, Wayne Kanten, Kathy Blake Magee, Lesley Moorhead, Matthew Neson, Ashley Nelson, Rachid Zoubir, Minnie Merritt Saturday, June 5 Jermiah Marshall, Don Wells, Elaine Hofhenke, Alan Holtquist, John Emde Sunday, June 6 James Iverson, Scan Athey, Annie L. Hedge, Nancy Geier, Fran Henningson, Jodi Paulsen, Larry Benkowski, Jr., Heidi Abbott McMahon, Jeff Seez, Marissa Adeli Oslie Monday, June 7 Brian John Dimberg, Lynne DaNe Johnson, Tom Magee, Sr., Leah Marie Streich, Sarah Felton, Mike Schulte, Kristi Joy Kolb, Amanda Joy Rice, Winton (Squint) Lindman Tuesday, June 8 David John "DJ" Kraus, Carly Jo Ness INDEPENDENT W*,NT ADS PAY Thoughts for life Information Provided By Local MCCL Federally funded researchers inched closer to their goal to study human embryonic cells. The pro-life caucus objected strenuously to the decision to permit the research arguing that it violates the intent of the congressional ban on human embryo research. This is at the federal level and you should contact Rep. David Minge, Sen. Ron Grams and Sen. Paul Wellstone. Should also ask them to oppose the Shays-Meehan bill (H.R. 471) which is a "campaign reform" bill. It would severely infringe on the right of pro- life organizations to communicate with the public about the actions of officeholders and officeseekers on right-to-life issues. Kaiser to LATI Erika Kaiser has been accepted to Lake Area Technical Institute at Watertown, SD. She will be attending the Banking and Financing Class. PASTOR AT LARGE "The heavens are telling the glory of God; and proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth to night declares knowledge." Spring is especially beautiful this year. Bushes, have been blOoming in all their spring glory! to have prolonged the beautiful spring show. As I degrees and that is about the warmest day of the it feels after our traditional six months of winter. When God made the world and all that is in it, I marvel at the beauty...the variety. Think of the ,things available to us at, local greenhouses. It is Why did God do this?' Why didn t He simply necessities?" Surely creation reveals God's artistry love. Maybe even his sense of humor. We do beauty of creation that our souls are fed. Tertullian, who lived long ago, expressed what I feel when you a rose you won't doubt God anymore." Reflect on the following excerpt from "IAfe' Archibald Rutledge: "It seems to me clear that creation provides light, air, water, food.., that we need to survive. starlight are distinctly extra. Music, perfumes, colorS put them here, and for what purpose? The wind is sity; the song it blows through the pines is a knowledge of theology is primitive. Still, I my belief that God ministers to our spirits creation. Indeed, thinking this way about to help my faith than all the sermons I ever heard." Let us open ourselves at all times to the ation, that He might minister to our spirits. , Bellingham/Louisburg By Clarissa Sorenson, Phone 568-2204 Mrs. Norman (Val) Larson of Bellingham was present at the Community Day Drawing Wednesday afternoon, May 19th when her name was called for $100. On Wednesday afternoon, May 26th the drawing will be for $20. Alan George Hockler from Nevada, IA spent from Thursday, May 6th until Monday, May 9 at the Claude and Ruth Larson home. He accompanied Deb, Schuyler and Alec Larson to Minneapolis to meet Aaron Larson at the airport on Friday the 7th. Mrs. Dale (Marie) Hovel and Tim of Oronco came Sunday morning and stayed overnight until Monday afternoon and visited Gladys Schake. Additional Sunday afternoon and evening visitors at the Gladys Schake and the Donald Schake apartments were Lucille Hansen of Canby and Carol Koepp of Canby. Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Schake were also Sunday afternoon visitors. Tim was a houseguest of Donald Schake and Made stayed with Gladys. Lillian Wendland attended the 90th birthday party at the Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton for John Risch. Saturday evening, May 15, Norma Larson, Elenore Olson and Betty Hanson had supper at the After Five in Madison. Saturday afternoon, May 8th, Schuyler Larson entertained classmates and cousins at a bowling party in Ortonville. In the evening, Deb and Aaron Larson and boys, Doug and Naomi Dempcy andboys , Nyland and Carol Larson and John, Mark and Jessica Larson, Alan George Hockler from Nevada, IA and Mike and Sharon Dulas and Cole from Marshall were supper guests of Claude and Ruth Larson. Belated Mother's Day weekend guests and visitors at the Wally and Lois Larson home were Darrin Larson of St. Cloud, Brent Larson and Lyle Sorenson of Alexandria. Joleen and Lucas Larson, Ron Van Hoorn Jr. and Tim McMahon. Other callers were Joy Rudnick and Ralph Milbrandt. Jay L. Brown passed away at Hawthorne, CA on May 12, 1999 after a long illness. Mrs. Brown is the former Vivian Borchardt, who was a former resident of Bellingham and graduated from the Bellingham High School. Memorial services were held in the First Methodist Church in Hawthorne, CA on May 12, 1999. Monday afternoon, Keith Lee and friend Tony visited his grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Schellberg. Sunday Mother's Day dinner guests at the Claude and Ruth Larson home were Naomi and Doug Dempcy, Ben, Brian and Brice, Deb and Aaron Larson, Schuyler and Alec, and Alan George Hockler. After dinner the family went to Unity Square in Milbank for swimming and then to the Pizza Hut for supper. Wally and Lois Larson visited and had supper together with Ron Van Hoorn Jr., Joleen and Lucas Larson at Milbank on Tuesday night. Pastor Jon Marburger visited at the Ned Gloege home Friday, May 14th. Hubert and Meranda Redepenning visited Lydia Abramowski at the Madison Lutheran Home Sunday afternoon. The Walter Homemakers met Thursday evening at the home of Marion Maatz. Mildred Roth told about her recent trip to Iceland and they also enjoyed two videos on Iceland. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brandt of Willmar visited Tuesday to Friday at the Mannie Karels home. Last Saturday overnight and Sunday guests at the Tom Olson home in Prior Lake were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz and Daren. Marion Maatz and Carol Olson attended the Pair of Jeans program at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Madison Tuesday evening. Tuesday evening Claude and Ruth Larson entertained their children, Naomi and Aaron and their families, Barb and Junior Borgerson and Mike and Maggie Crosby for supper and the evening. Aaron showed a video tape of some of the events of his cruise with the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier. Saturday evening, Hubert and Meranda Redepenning attended the 5 p.m. wedding of Kim Redepenning and Chad Sulier at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Madison and the reception at the Madison VFW. Tuesday morning,. Rhonda Schellborg and,.sort,_J.,cvi of Madison visited Mrs. Minnie ScheUberg. Sunday relatives helped celebrate Sammy Olson's 8th birthday at he Tom Olson home in Prior Lake. Those who attended were Mr. and Mrs.. Melvin Maatz and Daren, Mr. and Mrs. John Olson of Edina, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Long of Edina, Johnny Olson of Brooklyn Park, and Mr. and Mrs. David Maatz of Maple Grove. Carol Maatz, " Meranda Redepenning and Irene Friedrich attended the Mother-Daughter program Tuesday evening, May 18 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Madison. Friday morning, May 14th, Aaron and Deb Larson, Schuyler and Alec were breakfast guests of Claude and Ruth Larson. After breakfast, Aaron and family left to go back to Norfolk, VA where he is stationed with the U.S. Navy. Darwin and Carol Andreason, Charles and Ihla Thomson and Herb and Marilyn Streich of Ortonville were Wednesday evening visitors of Lucille Nelson. Lucille Nelson and Annette Moen of Appleton were noon luncheon guests of Doris Johnson of rural Ortonville on Tuesday. Delores Danielson was an afternoon visitor. Linda Vant Hull of St. Louis Park was a Friday evening until Sunday guest of Lucille Nelson. On Mother's Day a get-together was held at the Madison Lutheran Home in honor of Marius Jensen's birthday and in honor of Alvin and Marius Jensen's 64th wedding anniversary. A potluck dinner was enjoyed. Attending were Alvin and Marius Jensen, Spence and Marilyn Jensen, Steve and Jodi Jensen, Sheri, Dana and Tara Laechelt, Sue Jensen and Bill Cowden of Marshall, Dave and Donna Kashmark of Kandiyohi, Dallas and Elsie Kashmark of Atwater, Duane and Maret Kashmark and Ryan of Moorhead, Dennis and Sandy Kashmark and boys of Barrett. Doris Nelson and her sisters, Carol Schriener of Willmar and Clarissa Sorenson of Bellingham went to the Myrtle Kittelson home on Friday afternoon, May 14th to visit Myrtle and her sister and daughter, Clara Jelle and Bernice of Belleville, WI, who has been visiting Myrtle. It was an enjoyable visit and Carol brought along angel food cake to have with their coffee. Clara and Bernice visited Myrtle and other relatives during the week. Alan and Ruth Hansen were Sunday night, May 16th supper guests of Vange and Julian Gunderson of Excelsior and Sunday overnight guests of Karen and Mike Utt in Golden Valley.' Lloyd and Doris Nelson attended the wedding of Lee Williamson and Janette Amberg Catholic Church afternoon, May Judy Uheling, NE to the Gordon Dallman and Tona afternoon. Dan Letrud and attended the Laurence A brunch was the Gordon and Attending were family, the Rick Gary and Dallmans left for brunch. Saturday and Charles Anderson and attended the *banberg and Lee Laurence Catholic and the home at rural Letrud Concert at Jada and Josh the program. Sandy Wi weekend mother, Tracy Monday guests of at Montevideo Clara Jelle and B' The Carol Lund 10th with eight The Bible Study Boxrud. Elmer and came Tuesday and were supl Kittelson. On Clara and with them to visiting Myrtle Charles grandson Blake of Lee Amberg at Church in 15th. The home of her Amberg. Eng Kristy City, SD and Omaha, NE, Holloway and Steichen, Big John's Steichen A June 1 planned at Church in Page 8  INDEPENDENT These Things" RICH[R,[III_I_00 LIVING + ' by Rev. Wilfred C. Hansen KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonville Thomas Wood, Presiding Overseer Sun: 10 a.m. Public Meeting and Watchtower Study. Tues: 7:30 p.m. Book Study. Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Theocratic Ministry School and Meeting to Help Us Make Disciples. ARTICHOKE LAKE BAPTIST (13 miles north of Correll) (320) 596-2300 Rev. Timothy J. Blackman, Pastor Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Alban Township (Missouri Synod) Rev. Robert Behling, Pastor Sunday: 8:15 a.m. Church Service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD Pastor: Ft. Ray Otto, OSB - 6051432-4623 Administrator # 605/862-8319 Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m. Confessions: 4:00 p.m. - 1st & 3rd Saturdays. ASSEMBLY OF GOD 510 Burdick, Ortonville Phone 839-3021 Tom Werner, Pastor Wed: 7:00 p.n. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN Marietta Steve Olson, Pastor Sun: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School. ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN Nassau Steve Olson Sun: 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of Correll in Artichoke Township John Glass, Pastor (507) 532-3113 Sat: 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School; 11:00 a.m. Worship. Sun'. 600 a,m, WCCO Ch. 5 or KOLaO 2h. 7 +Written" speaker: +: MarkFiy; 6:00 a,m. "The Quiet Hour'+WNb, X, Yankton, SD, Bill Tucker, speaker; 9:30 a.m. "The Voice of Prophecy" WNAX, Yankton, SD, speaker/director Lonnie Melashenko. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST)F LATrER DAY SAINTS 716 SW 5th St. Willmar, MN (320) 235-2442 President Elder Grant McKinney Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sacrament Service; 11:30 a.m. Classes. Visitors Center open Sunday- Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. CHRIST EPISCOPAL Milbank, SD First and Third Sunday of Month Holy Eucharist. All other Sundays morning prayer. 9 a.m. - All Services CORRELL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Larry Kasten Sun: 8:15 a.m. Morning Worship. TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Richard Boehnke, Pastor Tues., June 1:7 p.m. Executive Board Women of Trinity; 7 p.m. Board Of Education. Wed., June 2:1 p.m. Northridge Bible Study. Sat., June 5:5 p.m. Schumacher/ Strong Wedding. Sun., June 6:8:30 & 11 a.m. Divine Services; 9:45 a.m. Bible Study; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. Mon., June 7:8:30-11:30 a.m. Vacation Bible School. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonville Kory Tedrick, Pastor Wed: 7 p.m. Prayer (Fireside Room). Fri: 12 noon Men of Integrity (Pizza Rarch). Sat: 3 p.m. Vespers (Northridge). Sun: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonville Daniel L. Hermanson, Pastor Tues., June 1:7 a.m Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love. Wed,. June 2:10 a.m. Staff. Thurs., June 3:12 noon Brown Bag. Fri., June 4:1:10 p.m. Northridge Sat., June 5:7 p.m. Holy Communion. Sun., June 6:9 a.m. Holy Communion; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast. May the mystery of faith unfold to protect and provide your family with peace. These Weekly Church Notices, Courtesy the following firms Come and Worship THE LORD Enjoy the Fellowship Tom's Service, Odessa, MN PRO AUTO We Build Toys for the Big Boys. Ortonville, MN * (320) 839-2911 U.S. FANCY HONEY ELLINGSOIS_ INC. ODESSA, MN 56276 . BIG STONE COOPERATIVE Clinton . Ortonville o Milbank 1-800-325-1132 or (320) 325-5466 THOLE DISTRIBUTING ORTONVILLE i Ortonville Independent CLINTON CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION, ...... Non Schlirnme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 Clinton State Bank THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS Fi00N CLmrO. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonviile Rev. Larry Kasten, Pastor Wed: 9:30 a.m. Prayer Group at Marie's Thurs: 12 noon Men's Study at Hasslen Construction. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship. TRINITY LUTHERAN Walter Twp., Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich June 4:7:30 p.m. AAL Film Night June 6: 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion; 12:30 p.m. Lutheran Hour, KLQP. June 7-11:8:45 a.m. VBS. ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich May 31-June 5:7:30 or 7:35 a.m. "By the Way" on KDIO Radio. June 4:7:30 p.m. AAL Film Night (T). June 5:11 a.m. Memorial Service for Berma Struck. June 6:9 a.m. Holy Communion ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. David Hinrichs, Pastor Wed., June 2:7:30 p.m. Bible Study. Thurs., June 3:2 p.m. Sew & So. Fri., June 4:7 p.m. Deacon's Meeting; 8 p.m. Church Council. Sat., June 5:7 a.m. Men's Promise Keepers Breakfast at church. Sun., June 6:10:30 a.m. Worship. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonville Rev. Duane A. Lookingbill, Pastor Wed., June 2:7 p.m. Special Council Meeting. Sun., June 6:10:45 a.m. Worship. TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD R. Karl Watkins, Pastor Friday, June 4:1:30 p.m. Circle II. Sun., June 6:9:30 a.m. Worship. Mon., June 7:9:30 a.m. Bible Study at Northridge; 10:30 a.m. Sewing; 7:30 p.m. UMW. ZION LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Sun., June 6:10:30 a.m. Worship. EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Tues., June 1:12 noon Deborah Circle at Clubhouse. Sun., June 6:9 a.m. Worship. Birthdays As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar Tuesday, June 1 Jeanette Knip, Palma Gutzman, Nancy Nelson Hoffman, Seth Kelly, Linda Bergeson, Jim Scheff, Kayla Teske, Jeff Conlon, Garret Scott Barnhardt, Brad Karels Wednesday, June 2 Ed Baumgartner, Brittney Ceaser, Jim Carlson, Greg Lossen, Lori LaCombe, Judy Dinnel, David Galanis, Barbara Sarah Helgeson, Kyle Giese, Erin Voth, Rachel Erin Gerber, Julie Danielson Thursday, June 3 Naomi Gerhardt, Kristen Hoel Nornes, Kathy Magee Bethke, Matthew Jay Wipf, John Merritt, Amy S. Feldt, Judeen Fuller, Carol Hausauer Friday, June 4 Milton E. Fischer, Helen Mitchell, Wayne Kanten, Kathy Blake Magee, Lesley Moorhead, Matthew Neson, Ashley Nelson, Rachid Zoubir, Minnie Merritt Saturday, June 5 Jermiah Marshall, Don Wells, Elaine Hofhenke, Alan Holtquist, John Emde Sunday, June 6 James Iverson, Scan Athey, Annie L. Hedge, Nancy Geier, Fran Henningson, Jodi Paulsen, Larry Benkowski, Jr., Heidi Abbott McMahon, Jeff Seez, Marissa Adeli Oslie Monday, June 7 Brian John Dimberg, Lynne DaNe Johnson, Tom Magee, Sr., Leah Marie Streich, Sarah Felton, Mike Schulte, Kristi Joy Kolb, Amanda Joy Rice, Winton (Squint) Lindman Tuesday, June 8 David John "DJ" Kraus, Carly Jo Ness INDEPENDENT W*,NT ADS PAY Thoughts for life Information Provided By Local MCCL Federally funded researchers inched closer to their goal to study human embryonic cells. The pro-life caucus objected strenuously to the decision to permit the research arguing that it violates the intent of the congressional ban on human embryo research. This is at the federal level and you should contact Rep. David Minge, Sen. Ron Grams and Sen. Paul Wellstone. Should also ask them to oppose the Shays-Meehan bill (H.R. 471) which is a "campaign reform" bill. It would severely infringe on the right of pro- life organizations to communicate with the public about the actions of officeholders and officeseekers on right-to-life issues. Kaiser to LATI Erika Kaiser has been accepted to Lake Area Technical Institute at Watertown, SD. She will be attending the Banking and Financing Class. PASTOR AT LARGE "The heavens are telling the glory of God; and proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth to night declares knowledge." Spring is especially beautiful this year. Bushes, have been blOoming in all their spring glory! to have prolonged the beautiful spring show. As I degrees and that is about the warmest day of the it feels after our traditional six months of winter. When God made the world and all that is in it, I marvel at the beauty...the variety. Think of the ,things available to us at, local greenhouses. It is Why did God do this?' Why didn t He simply necessities?" Surely creation reveals God's artistry love. Maybe even his sense of humor. We do beauty of creation that our souls are fed. Tertullian, who lived long ago, expressed what I feel when you a rose you won't doubt God anymore." Reflect on the following excerpt from "IAfe' Archibald Rutledge: "It seems to me clear that creation provides light, air, water, food.., that we need to survive. starlight are distinctly extra. Music, perfumes, colorS put them here, and for what purpose? The wind is sity; the song it blows through the pines is a knowledge of theology is primitive. Still, I my belief that God ministers to our spirits creation. Indeed, thinking this way about to help my faith than all the sermons I ever heard." Let us open ourselves at all times to the ation, that He might minister to our spirits. , Bellingham/Louisburg By Clarissa Sorenson, Phone 568-2204 Mrs. Norman (Val) Larson of Bellingham was present at the Community Day Drawing Wednesday afternoon, May 19th when her name was called for $100. On Wednesday afternoon, May 26th the drawing will be for $20. Alan George Hockler from Nevada, IA spent from Thursday, May 6th until Monday, May 9 at the Claude and Ruth Larson home. He accompanied Deb, Schuyler and Alec Larson to Minneapolis to meet Aaron Larson at the airport on Friday the 7th. Mrs. Dale (Marie) Hovel and Tim of Oronco came Sunday morning and stayed overnight until Monday afternoon and visited Gladys Schake. Additional Sunday afternoon and evening visitors at the Gladys Schake and the Donald Schake apartments were Lucille Hansen of Canby and Carol Koepp of Canby. Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Schake were also Sunday afternoon visitors. Tim was a houseguest of Donald Schake and Made stayed with Gladys. Lillian Wendland attended the 90th birthday party at the Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton for John Risch. Saturday evening, May 15, Norma Larson, Elenore Olson and Betty Hanson had supper at the After Five in Madison. Saturday afternoon, May 8th, Schuyler Larson entertained classmates and cousins at a bowling party in Ortonville. In the evening, Deb and Aaron Larson and boys, Doug and Naomi Dempcy andboys , Nyland and Carol Larson and John, Mark and Jessica Larson, Alan George Hockler from Nevada, IA and Mike and Sharon Dulas and Cole from Marshall were supper guests of Claude and Ruth Larson. Belated Mother's Day weekend guests and visitors at the Wally and Lois Larson home were Darrin Larson of St. Cloud, Brent Larson and Lyle Sorenson of Alexandria. Joleen and Lucas Larson, Ron Van Hoorn Jr. and Tim McMahon. Other callers were Joy Rudnick and Ralph Milbrandt. Jay L. Brown passed away at Hawthorne, CA on May 12, 1999 after a long illness. Mrs. Brown is the former Vivian Borchardt, who was a former resident of Bellingham and graduated from the Bellingham High School. Memorial services were held in the First Methodist Church in Hawthorne, CA on May 12, 1999. Monday afternoon, Keith Lee and friend Tony visited his grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Schellberg. Sunday Mother's Day dinner guests at the Claude and Ruth Larson home were Naomi and Doug Dempcy, Ben, Brian and Brice, Deb and Aaron Larson, Schuyler and Alec, and Alan George Hockler. After dinner the family went to Unity Square in Milbank for swimming and then to the Pizza Hut for supper. Wally and Lois Larson visited and had supper together with Ron Van Hoorn Jr., Joleen and Lucas Larson at Milbank on Tuesday night. Pastor Jon Marburger visited at the Ned Gloege home Friday, May 14th. Hubert and Meranda Redepenning visited Lydia Abramowski at the Madison Lutheran Home Sunday afternoon. The Walter Homemakers met Thursday evening at the home of Marion Maatz. Mildred Roth told about her recent trip to Iceland and they also enjoyed two videos on Iceland. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brandt of Willmar visited Tuesday to Friday at the Mannie Karels home. Last Saturday overnight and Sunday guests at the Tom Olson home in Prior Lake were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz and Daren. Marion Maatz and Carol Olson attended the Pair of Jeans program at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Madison Tuesday evening. Tuesday evening Claude and Ruth Larson entertained their children, Naomi and Aaron and their families, Barb and Junior Borgerson and Mike and Maggie Crosby for supper and the evening. Aaron showed a video tape of some of the events of his cruise with the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier. Saturday evening, Hubert and Meranda Redepenning attended the 5 p.m. wedding of Kim Redepenning and Chad Sulier at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Madison and the reception at the Madison VFW. Tuesday morning,. Rhonda Schellborg and,.sort,_J.,cvi of Madison visited Mrs. Minnie ScheUberg. Sunday relatives helped celebrate Sammy Olson's 8th birthday at he Tom Olson home in Prior Lake. Those who attended were Mr. and Mrs.. Melvin Maatz and Daren, Mr. and Mrs. John Olson of Edina, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Long of Edina, Johnny Olson of Brooklyn Park, and Mr. and Mrs. David Maatz of Maple Grove. Carol Maatz, " Meranda Redepenning and Irene Friedrich attended the Mother-Daughter program Tuesday evening, May 18 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Madison. Friday morning, May 14th, Aaron and Deb Larson, Schuyler and Alec were breakfast guests of Claude and Ruth Larson. After breakfast, Aaron and family left to go back to Norfolk, VA where he is stationed with the U.S. Navy. Darwin and Carol Andreason, Charles and Ihla Thomson and Herb and Marilyn Streich of Ortonville were Wednesday evening visitors of Lucille Nelson. Lucille Nelson and Annette Moen of Appleton were noon luncheon guests of Doris Johnson of rural Ortonville on Tuesday. Delores Danielson was an afternoon visitor. Linda Vant Hull of St. Louis Park was a Friday evening until Sunday guest of Lucille Nelson. On Mother's Day a get-together was held at the Madison Lutheran Home in honor of Marius Jensen's birthday and in honor of Alvin and Marius Jensen's 64th wedding anniversary. A potluck dinner was enjoyed. Attending were Alvin and Marius Jensen, Spence and Marilyn Jensen, Steve and Jodi Jensen, Sheri, Dana and Tara Laechelt, Sue Jensen and Bill Cowden of Marshall, Dave and Donna Kashmark of Kandiyohi, Dallas and Elsie Kashmark of Atwater, Duane and Maret Kashmark and Ryan of Moorhead, Dennis and Sandy Kashmark and boys of Barrett. Doris Nelson and her sisters, Carol Schriener of Willmar and Clarissa Sorenson of Bellingham went to the Myrtle Kittelson home on Friday afternoon, May 14th to visit Myrtle and her sister and daughter, Clara Jelle and Bernice of Belleville, WI, who has been visiting Myrtle. It was an enjoyable visit and Carol brought along angel food cake to have with their coffee. Clara and Bernice visited Myrtle and other relatives during the week. Alan and Ruth Hansen were Sunday night, May 16th supper guests of Vange and Julian Gunderson of Excelsior and Sunday overnight guests of Karen and Mike Utt in Golden Valley.' Lloyd and Doris Nelson attended the wedding of Lee Williamson and Janette Amberg Catholic Church afternoon, May Judy Uheling, NE to the Gordon Dallman and Tona afternoon. Dan Letrud and attended the Laurence A brunch was the Gordon and Attending were family, the Rick Gary and Dallmans left for brunch. Saturday and Charles Anderson and attended the *banberg and Lee Laurence Catholic and the home at rural Letrud Concert at Jada and Josh the program. Sandy Wi weekend mother, Tracy Monday guests of at Montevideo Clara Jelle and B' The Carol Lund 10th with eight The Bible Study Boxrud. Elmer and came Tuesday and were supl Kittelson. On Clara and with them to visiting Myrtle Charles grandson Blake of Lee Amberg at Church in 15th. The home of her Amberg. 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