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INDEPENDENTt "A Conslructr,,e Ne In A L'e Cornrntmy" I ' @ was the title of the 1999 sprinl musical presented May 21 at Bellingham Elementary, which duation of the sixth graders. Drected by Larry Sheldon and Sister Ray Fernholz, cast mem- r - - a e Caitlin Spors (Mrs. Old McDonald), Darren Mork (Old McDonald), Maria Borgerson (Farmer in the Dell) and Kali Maatz (Mrs. Farmer in the Dell). Below, third and-fourlh it up" as the pigs on the farm. e from Colorado shootings: Ignore troubled teens as the "Trench involved in the are no fun hostile, have a Weird clothes and from these ones who need most," says Joyce development University of Service. vested interest, she reach out to those isolated and Put all children in programs, caring parents alienated teens in for schools to "It's easy to criticize the Colorado school for tolerating this dangerous sub culture of kids in the school," notes Walker. "But what would have happened if school counselors had been diverted to working with them instead of helping mainstream stu- dents get into colleges of their choice? Many parents would not have tolerat- ed it." Youth programs and after-school programs have lower adult-to-youth ratios, Walker says, and are free to structure activities and interactions to meet the specific needs of young peo- ple, Troubled teens show signs of depression and alienation. "You can describe them as excluded, marginal- ized, belittled, made fun of by others," Walker says, "And they push us away. They act in ways that are downright hard to like. But we must try." "Reaching out to connect doesn't mean we approve of their negative behavior,"Walker adds. "It does mean we care about them and want to give friendship and support." Name-calling should never be tol- erated in schools or youth programs, Walker says, "Adults must have a zero-tolerance for name-calling." "If we tolerate it, it sends a message of acceptance and can lead to more seri- ous behavior." Troubled teens may be quiet and withdrawn. The flip side is anger, hos- tility and violence. It's hard to know what triggers the self-destructive act, Walker says. Something happens, the teens become frustrated, hopeless, angry and act out their desperation. of Minnesota's lakes mercury switches. And, we're looking commissioner',,00 statement ing mercury pollution to see whether mercury-free alterna- tives are available for other products. We require that products that contain mercury, such as fluorescent lamps, be labeled and recycled, and that mer- cury switches be removed before junk cars can be scrapped. We've also set limits on the amount of mercury that medical and municipal waste inciner- ators are allowed to release to the atmosphere. "This legislative session, the Ventura-Schunk Administration has introduced a statewide mercury- reduction initiative. This initiative came from the recommendations of an advisory council that included rep- resentatives of environmental groups, including the Isaak Walton l_eague; state, local and tribal governments, and private industry, including manu- facturers that use mercury in their products as well as the power plants in the state that burn mercury contain- of life and to in our state. visitors enjoy the other recreation- lakes offer. our lakes, that too many are so that the state has issued an us to enjoy fish Pollution share the Isaak about mer- the threat it poses still have a way to the nation in POllution. has already that mercuric : shoes with DRUG & GIFTS Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone (320) 839o6102 ing coal. "The initiative's goal is to reduce mercury emissions in Minnesota by 60 percent by the year 2000 and by 70 percent by 2005. It looks as though the Legislature is going to approve and fund our mercury-reduction effort, which will be an important step toward protecting our health as well as that of our wildlife. "A statewide effort to reduce mer- cury pollution is only a beginning. Let's remember that 90 percent of the mercury that enters Minnesota's lakes comes from the air that blows into Minnesota. For that reason, the Pollution Control Agency is exploring ways that Minnesota can cooperate with Wisconsin and Michigan in a regional effort to reduce mercury pol- lution. It is our hope that working with other Great Lakes states will put us on the road to a national effort to solve a problem that knows no bor- ders." Bender named on St. Catherine's list The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul announces the names of students who earned a place on the fall semester dean's list for the 1998-99 academic year. Among the honorees is Jennifer Bender, daughter of Dale and Karin Bender, Big Stone City, SD. A senior majoring in art, Bender is the recipient of the Peter Lupori Art Scholarship, which is awarded to one art student. Bender is a 1995 graduate of Ortonville High School. I I II rJcehospice Ortonville/Graceville Satellite Office FOR INFORMATION CALL 3: 19-2502 ext. 124 THE FINAL BOARD MEETING for past and present members of the Womens Advocacy Resource Center board was held May 20, due to the transfer over to Region IV. Shown seated, left to right, are Robin Olson, secretary; Brenda Adelman and Susan Kaess of the County Family Service Center; Sharron Swenson of Ortonville Area Health Services and County Attorney Bill Watson. In back are Advocate Connie Blasdell; Treasurer Mary Geier, Acting Chair Reverend Shalom Kropfl and Region IV Traaverse County Advocate Ellen Vollmers andDan Hanratty of the County Family Service Center. West Central farm women forum On Tuesday, June 8, farm women, their spouses and rural community citizens will have the opportunity to gather together in Benson, Minnesota to connect and dialogue about the future of agriculture in west central Minnesota. The purpose of this forum includes: connect farm partners around farm and family emotional issues related to farm life, dialogue about the challenges and opportuni- ties of being a farm woman or partner, and empower farm partners to take action in addressing the challenges and issues of agriculture. The forum will feature three farm life vignettes developed and written by local farm women and playwright Kathy Ray of Playing on Purpose Productions. The vignettes, presented by local farm women and community citizens, include situations around self-worth, overload, and communica- tions. Small group discussion will fol- low the presentations where partici- pants will express their views, share resources to help and connect farm families, and give input into action steps. The forum will be held at McKinney's Restaurant in Benson starting with a buffet meal at 6 p.m. The forum will conclude around 9 p.m. The meal cost is $2 per person, if you register by Friday, June 4, at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, 320-589-1711. If you don't pre-register by June 4, there's a $4 charge. This forum is SlOnsored by con- cerned citizens and U of M Extension Service, Farm Credit of West Central and Minnesota Valley, and Community First of Benson and Morris. For more information, contact Dorothy Rosemeier at 320-589-1711, Mary Ann Scharf at 320-589-7423 or your local county extension office AT (320)839-2518 OR 1 800-279-2518. Check out our BridaI Registry at JoLee's in Ortonville! featuring a great selection of... • China *Crystal *Stainless (book available to take home) Also featuring A Personal Gift Line! REGISTERED WEDDINGS • ' Ruth Schumacher and Paul Strong • June 5, 1999 Sheila Worrall and Michael Stem ' June 19, 1999 ' 'p ,-; FreeBrida[ JEWELRY :-.:i Enc[osureCardsAvai[abfe Odonvige, MN 55278 • Phone 039-3262 ,m CenBank offers the TIME iS MONEY ACCOUNT* Get out and enjoy the summer! Ask your employer about direct deposit. With our T.I.M. Account, you don't need to - "ti worry about oeposl ng your pay checks. You save time, plus you earn interest! BENEFITS... • earn interest monthly • no minimum balance • no monthly fees • personal money orders at no charge C "Because we caret. "" enBank ,w  P.O. Box 306 113 NW 1st Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Member Phone 320-839-6123 • 1-800-335-8920 FDIC Fax 320-839-6127 • www.cenbank.com *Customer must have payroll direct deposit to qualify. INDEPENDENTt "A Conslructr,,e Ne In A L'e Cornrntmy" I ' @ was the title of the 1999 sprinl musical presented May 21 at Bellingham Elementary, which duation of the sixth graders. Drected by Larry Sheldon and Sister Ray Fernholz, cast mem- r - - a e Caitlin Spors (Mrs. Old McDonald), Darren Mork (Old McDonald), Maria Borgerson (Farmer in the Dell) and Kali Maatz (Mrs. Farmer in the Dell). Below, third and-fourlh it up" as the pigs on the farm. e from Colorado shootings: Ignore troubled teens as the "Trench involved in the are no fun hostile, have a Weird clothes and from these ones who need most," says Joyce development University of Service. vested interest, she reach out to those isolated and Put all children in programs, caring parents alienated teens in for schools to "It's easy to criticize the Colorado school for tolerating this dangerous sub culture of kids in the school," notes Walker. "But what would have happened if school counselors had been diverted to working with them instead of helping mainstream stu- dents get into colleges of their choice? Many parents would not have tolerat- ed it." Youth programs and after-school programs have lower adult-to-youth ratios, Walker says, and are free to structure activities and interactions to meet the specific needs of young peo- ple, Troubled teens show signs of depression and alienation. "You can describe them as excluded, marginal- ized, belittled, made fun of by others," Walker says, "And they push us away. They act in ways that are downright hard to like. But we must try." "Reaching out to connect doesn't mean we approve of their negative behavior,"Walker adds. "It does mean we care about them and want to give friendship and support." Name-calling should never be tol- erated in schools or youth programs, Walker says, "Adults must have a zero-tolerance for name-calling." "If we tolerate it, it sends a message of acceptance and can lead to more seri- ous behavior." Troubled teens may be quiet and withdrawn. The flip side is anger, hos- tility and violence. It's hard to know what triggers the self-destructive act, Walker says. Something happens, the teens become frustrated, hopeless, angry and act out their desperation. of Minnesota's lakes mercury switches. And, we're looking commissioner',,00 statement ing mercury pollution to see whether mercury-free alterna- tives are available for other products. We require that products that contain mercury, such as fluorescent lamps, be labeled and recycled, and that mer- cury switches be removed before junk cars can be scrapped. We've also set limits on the amount of mercury that medical and municipal waste inciner- ators are allowed to release to the atmosphere. "This legislative session, the Ventura-Schunk Administration has introduced a statewide mercury- reduction initiative. This initiative came from the recommendations of an advisory council that included rep- resentatives of environmental groups, including the Isaak Walton l_eague; state, local and tribal governments, and private industry, including manu- facturers that use mercury in their products as well as the power plants in the state that burn mercury contain- of life and to in our state. visitors enjoy the other recreation- lakes offer. our lakes, that too many are so that the state has issued an us to enjoy fish Pollution share the Isaak about mer- the threat it poses still have a way to the nation in POllution. has already that mercuric : shoes with DRUG & GIFTS Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone (320) 839o6102 ing coal. "The initiative's goal is to reduce mercury emissions in Minnesota by 60 percent by the year 2000 and by 70 percent by 2005. It looks as though the Legislature is going to approve and fund our mercury-reduction effort, which will be an important step toward protecting our health as well as that of our wildlife. "A statewide effort to reduce mer- cury pollution is only a beginning. Let's remember that 90 percent of the mercury that enters Minnesota's lakes comes from the air that blows into Minnesota. For that reason, the Pollution Control Agency is exploring ways that Minnesota can cooperate with Wisconsin and Michigan in a regional effort to reduce mercury pol- lution. It is our hope that working with other Great Lakes states will put us on the road to a national effort to solve a problem that knows no bor- ders." Bender named on St. Catherine's list The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul announces the names of students who earned a place on the fall semester dean's list for the 1998-99 academic year. Among the honorees is Jennifer Bender, daughter of Dale and Karin Bender, Big Stone City, SD. A senior majoring in art, Bender is the recipient of the Peter Lupori Art Scholarship, which is awarded to one art student. Bender is a 1995 graduate of Ortonville High School. I I II rJcehospice Ortonville/Graceville Satellite Office FOR INFORMATION CALL 3: 19-2502 ext. 124 THE FINAL BOARD MEETING for past and present members of the Womens Advocacy Resource Center board was held May 20, due to the transfer over to Region IV. Shown seated, left to right, are Robin Olson, secretary; Brenda Adelman and Susan Kaess of the County Family Service Center; Sharron Swenson of Ortonville Area Health Services and County Attorney Bill Watson. In back are Advocate Connie Blasdell; Treasurer Mary Geier, Acting Chair Reverend Shalom Kropfl and Region IV Traaverse County Advocate Ellen Vollmers andDan Hanratty of the County Family Service Center. West Central farm women forum On Tuesday, June 8, farm women, their spouses and rural community citizens will have the opportunity to gather together in Benson, Minnesota to connect and dialogue about the future of agriculture in west central Minnesota. The purpose of this forum includes: connect farm partners around farm and family emotional issues related to farm life, dialogue about the challenges and opportuni- ties of being a farm woman or partner, and empower farm partners to take action in addressing the challenges and issues of agriculture. The forum will feature three farm life vignettes developed and written by local farm women and playwright Kathy Ray of Playing on Purpose Productions. The vignettes, presented by local farm women and community citizens, include situations around self-worth, overload, and communica- tions. Small group discussion will fol- low the presentations where partici- pants will express their views, share resources to help and connect farm families, and give input into action steps. The forum will be held at McKinney's Restaurant in Benson starting with a buffet meal at 6 p.m. The forum will conclude around 9 p.m. The meal cost is $2 per person, if you register by Friday, June 4, at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, 320-589-1711. If you don't pre-register by June 4, there's a $4 charge. This forum is SlOnsored by con- cerned citizens and U of M Extension Service, Farm Credit of West Central and Minnesota Valley, and Community First of Benson and Morris. For more information, contact Dorothy Rosemeier at 320-589-1711, Mary Ann Scharf at 320-589-7423 or your local county extension office AT (320)839-2518 OR 1 800-279-2518. Check out our BridaI Registry at JoLee's in Ortonville! featuring a great selection of... • China *Crystal *Stainless (book available to take home) Also featuring A Personal Gift Line! REGISTERED WEDDINGS • ' Ruth Schumacher and Paul Strong • June 5, 1999 Sheila Worrall and Michael Stem ' June 19, 1999 ' 'p ,-; FreeBrida[ JEWELRY :-.:i Enc[osureCardsAvai[abfe Odonvige, MN 55278 • Phone 039-3262 ,m CenBank offers the TIME iS MONEY ACCOUNT* Get out and enjoy the summer! Ask your employer about direct deposit. With our T.I.M. Account, you don't need to - "ti worry about oeposl ng your pay checks. You save time, plus you earn interest! BENEFITS... • earn interest monthly • no minimum balance • no monthly fees • personal money orders at no charge C "Because we caret. "" enBank ,w  P.O. Box 306 113 NW 1st Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Member Phone 320-839-6123 • 1-800-335-8920 FDIC Fax 320-839-6127 • www.cenbank.com *Customer must have payroll direct deposit to qualify.