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Birthday (continued from page one) weighing 5 lbs. 2 3/4 oz., delivered by Dr. Fran Kam. Jude had to stay in the hospital for five days and the baby, being six weeks premature, had to stay hospital- ized until she weighed enough to be released, which ended up to be 15 days. The new father couldn't afford to stay in the motel any longer and had little money for food or other necessi- ties. He was treated with warm hospi- tality by the people of the Ortonville community. Co-owners of Schoen's Furniture and Mortuary in Ortonville were L.H. "Tommy" and Inez Thompson. They took in John and let him stay at the furniture store. Jude joined him upon her release from the hospital. Other townsfolk helped the new family and made them feel wel- come. John and Jude have never forgotten the kindness shown to them by the people of Ortonville. They became good friends with Tommy and lnez and kept in touch with them through- out the years and spent many winters together in Arizona. Tommy and lnez have since passed away, but Char remembers them well. Char's birth announcement from the July 28, 1960 edition of the Ortonville Independent reads, "A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. John DeShazo of LaGrange, IL. and a baby boy to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Lundberg of Ortonville on the 24th." Independent staff tried to contact that baby boy, who is Richard Lundberg still of Ortonville, to get a picture of the two on their 50th birth- days, but he was unavailable. Char and Chris visited the building where the funeral home was located and walked through the halls of the Ortonville Hospital. Char's dad wanted to make the trip with them, but was unable to make it due to health reasons. He said he remembers Dr. Kern charging him $60 for the delivery and Char found an unpaid bil from the Ortonville Hospital 1 in her baby book for $179. which included her mom's five days and her 15 day stay hospital stay. Her dad says it was a lot of money back then and he's pretty sure he paid the bill. When they left Ortonville in 1960, the family went back to LaGrange. IL where they lived until Char was one year old. Then they moved to E1 Paso, TX until she was 12. They moved to Phoenix, AZ. where she graduated from Alhambra High School in 1978. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in computer sciences from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. AZ in 1983. She met Chris while attending col- lege. He was a policeman in E1 Paso, TX at the time. They moved to Tucson and married in 1985. Char is a computer programmer for Computer Sciences Corp. and Chris is a captain in the Pima County Sheriff's Department, the seventh largest coun- ty in the United States. One hundred seventy-five miles of the county bor- ders the Mexican border. Char has one sister Dee who lives in Phoenix, AZ and a brother John who lives in E1 Paso. Health care coverage for young adults that won't break the bank A health plan is probably the last thing on your young adult child's m~na. But you've been around long enouc~h to know how important having one ~s. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has a plan called Simply BluesM that's perfect for young adults who aren't covered. And it's affordable because you pay only for what you need, not for what you don't. Plus there'll be first-dollar coverage for office visits ana preventive care nght away without a deductible. Give me a call and I can give you the details Auttxlnzea maepenaem agent;agency for BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota 'Tom Oakes Agent 40 NW 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2118 or 800-630-4978 After leaving Ortonville on ==nnane Saturday, the couple planned to spend a few days visiting friends Pat and Steve Burnes in Brooklyn Park The NaP.oses love to travel and play golf. "['hey enjoyed their stay in Ortonville and hope to retum again to perhaps play in the Couples Golf Tournament at the Ortonville Golf Course. Char is glad she was able to make the trip and see for herself the uniqeness of her birthplace, that her parents spoke of so often What a great birthday present! Organizational mtg set for Bellinghams 125 Notice: There will be an organiza- tional meeting for Bellingham's 125th Anniversary (2012), Tuesday, July 27. 2010 at 7 p.m. at the city hall. All interested persons are urged to attend! (ADV) Christensen Open House this Sat. The public is invited to an open house at the Big Stone American Legion on Saturday, July 31 at 1 p.m. to celebrate the election of Sue Christensen as President of the American Legion Auxiliary for the State of South Dakota. The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary'is proud to have Sue achieve this status. Social heur begins at 1 p.m.; program at 2 p.m.: and luncheon at 3 p.m. Please join them for her homecoming celebration. Rebecca Hillman and Tyler Feist. of West Fargo, ND announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Kenneth and Nancy Hillman. Odessa and Richard and Donene Feist, Edgeley, ND. Rebecca graduated in 2006 from Ortonville High School. She is cur- rently working toward her Bacherlor's degree an Natural Resource Management from North Dakota State University. Tyler graduated in 2004 from Edgeley High School. He graduated in 2005 from Bismarck State College Line Worker Program. He is a Electrical Foreman for Wanzek Consruction currently working on a wind farm in Albuquerque. NM. An Aug. 14 wedding at Lake Lamoure with the reception and dance to follow at Teddy's Bar and Grill in Edgeley, ND. Co. 4-H fashion Revue to be held The 2010 Big Stone County Fashion Revue will be held on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. at 7:30 p.m. at New Life Community Baptist Church in Ortonville. Judging will be held throughout the day at First English Lutheran Church with the Fashion Revue open to the public that evening. The event is free of charge and the theme for this year is "Hang 10." 4-Hers will be modeling the latest fashions and com- peting in a beach theme fun category. Please come and enjoy a fun evening. For more information. please call the Big Stone County Extension Office at 320-839-6380. I ,, I,,~~,:, ~ Thank you to the following bu ine e who helpe# make the 6th annual Ortonville dou le olf'fournament ueI ful. Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild to meet Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild will meet Monday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church, 0rtonville. Topics will be ' Quilting Tips and I:teas" and Lavender Pinwhell quilt assembly. There will be refreshments, door prizes and Show 'N Tel!. All are welcome and for questions you may call 839-3786. SPONSORS INCLUDE: MIN NWE!ST BANIK Radio Shack Pro Image Partners, Inc. Ash & Reedstrom Ortonville Independent Bituminous Paving Tom Oakes Insurance CALL TODAY- 320-839-2255 Shady Oak Realty Steven Winther, D DS 'Ortonville Liquors Conroy Eye Care Hedge & Herberg Trucking Ameriprise Financial Dallas I. Hanson Construction Liebe Drug Blair Johnson, CPA James Nitz Construction Rolling Acres Boutique VFW Minnwest Investments & Insurance Cashtown Service Fairway View Carlson Drug Hardware Hank WlC voucher pickup for Aug. Aug. 3: Countryside Public Health, Ortonville. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5: Multi Media Community Room. Madison. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9: Countryside Public Health. Benson. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 17: Countryside Public Health. Montex/ideo. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. \ ) / i~g -WordAIone chapter Th~ ~1~ k~ ~ ~ ~1~) to meet Aug. 7 West Central WordAlone Ortonville Couples Golf Tournament Committee Ministries will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson on Aug. 7. Refreshments will be served at Terry Gere, Dan Kafka, Wayne and Denise Frette, Gary and Sharon 9:30 a m with the meeting starting at WatkinsiMark and Dawn Hughes, Dan and viCki Oakes, 10 a.m. ' The program will be via DVD of Mark and Kristi Ninneman, Darwin Asmus and Nancy Skalbeck Dr. Gemechis Buba, Director for African National Ministries. This is a ' " " " presentation that was given in April at [] J r--Or-I ar'4l ar'4 r'JN-FrJI [] the WordAlone Convention., " TRAVERSE COUNTY- The Traverse County Commission has agreed to study the sharing of a highway engineer with a neighboring county. Commissioners agreed at a recent meeting to look at sharing the time of Highway Engineer Larry Haukos with Wilkin County. Current Wilkin County Engineer. Tom Richels. plans to retire after holding the appointed position for the past 28 years. TRACY- A new wrestling and weight facility for the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton school district was approved, if money is raised District 2904 board of education approved the building as long as funds can be gathered to support the project. The 8.400 square-foot building expected to cost approximately $320,000. The TMB Wrestling Club. Panther Football Club, and Panther Booster Club have pledged to raise money for the project totaling $200.000. The school district would contribute the remaining $120,000. DAWSON-The Dawson City Council agreed to table discussion on the proposed street reconstruction until after the November elections The council has discussed thi s project for over two years. The council is looking at three options including doing in phases, look at additional engineering firms or do the entire project. APPLETON-The use of the former education building of-the United Methodist Church has been donated as a Youth Center in Appleton. Following a large questionnaire conducted by the Horizons Program at Lac qui Parle Valley School District, a public meeting will be held Jan. 29 at P oneer Public TV to further discuss plans for a Youth Center. Fair (continued from page one) memory lane with the powerful por- trayal by Cassandra Wiese of Patsy Clines' mustc. With a full backing band including steel guitar and fiddle. this show promises to be a musical event you will not want to miss "The Blackwells" will take the outdoor stage by the Beer Garden at 9 p.m. and con- tinue until closing time with a good se- lection of rock and country songs everyone will enjoy. Tina and Lena are back by popular demand and will take over the Free stage on Sunday, Augugt 8th with their brand of humor and music which makes them one of the most popular performers at the Fair. Their shows at 1 and 4 p.m. draw big crowds, so come early m grab a seat and get ready to laugh and have some fun. The Big Stone County Fair Raffle drawing will take place at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are still available. Cash totalling $2500 will be given away with $1000 being the top prize. Thank you for support- ing the Fair with a purchase of a raffle ticket for $20 with only 250 being sold. Advance Sale Carnival tickets are still available at local businesses until Aug. 4. Make sure to buy your tickets before the Fair to get the best deal on rides! Look for the insert in next week's edition of this paper for a full schedule of events and descriptions of efitertain- ment. Also check out the Fair website at for more informa- tion and become a "fan" of the Fair on '] Facebook for'the latest updates. See i you at the Fair! 1 Randy "Burt" Letrud Lac qui Parle .County District 2 r TOP QUALITY SERVICE ~ ! is what you get at Progressive! TODD OLSON AND DILLON ROGGENBUCK Largest In-Stock .Windshield Inventory in Area .Free Estimates 100% Customer Satisfaction .Certified Technicians on Staff COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE Second Street Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Phone (320) 839-2255 Toll Free 888-819-2255 ] inn Anniversartj ' rror l_~[e and Rose wittnebel i , hip Ruralbellingham Program at 2:00 FM GIIowect bo an Open House at the [5ougas and l~ett:q wittr{ebel Parm YOUR PRF-SF-NCL 15 YOUR GIPT] Tuesday, July 27, 2010 INDEPENDENT Page 3 i