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I Editorial comment I DELICIOUS HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES were a popular treat at the annual A+ Foundation Golf Tournament, held at the Ortonville .Golf Course on July 10, thanks to the "Cookie Girls", from teft to right, Taylor, Emily, and Alisha Ross, Jenny Delage'and, of course, their morns. This year they took in $250 for the foundation by selling cookies, which is matched by an anonymous donor. All proceeds go to the A+ Foundation towards the funding of the new school playground. (Submitted photo.) Farm families are important small businesses You will hear much about the excel at bringing in the bumper crops, importance of small businesses this while others have a special knack for summer. Candidates running for pub- lic office will talk about the role of small businesses in creating jobs. increasing pi'odution and contribut- ing to our economy. When they hear the phrase "small business." most Minnesotans think of manufacturing, service or retail shops. That image may be true in the Twin Cities. but in Greater Minnesota, the face of small business most often wears a seed corn cap. Farming is a $15-billion business in the state, and most Minnesota farms fit well within the accepted definition of a small business. Farming in Minnesota is a family- driven business. USDA statistics indi- cate that 87 percent of the state's farms are owned by an individual or a family. Another 10 percent are owned by family corporations or partner- ships, most likely for tax or estate planning reasons. Family ownership is the most com- mon. unifying trait of Minnesota farms. Farmers run their small busi- nesses on land that ranges from the fertile prairies of western Minnesota to the wooded bluffs of southeast Minnesota. Their skills and interests vary as much as the landscape. Some caring for animals or developing a marketing niche. As small business owners, Minnesota farmers design an enterprise that takes advantage of their land. potential markets and the skills and work ethic of their family members: You can see that diversity in the 73 families honored as 2010 University of Minnesota Farm Families of the Year. Most raise commodities that are the keystones of Minnesota agricul- ture-corn, soybeans, wheat, dairy, pork. beef. poultry, sugar beets and potatoes. Other families produce bison, pumpkins, turf, fruit and organ- ic crops. The University of Minnesota began its Farm Family of the Year recognition program in 1980. This year's honorees will be recognized for their contributions to agriculture, our economy and rural communities at an Aug. 5 ceremony at Farmfest. the state's largest farm gathering. This innovative group of small businesses does not always get the recognition it deserves. The University of Minnesota is proud to lead this effort to recognize the contri- butions of farm families is a component distributor Digi-Key offers alLof the offer corn career Digi-Key ,,GrandPa fixed my car! Good \\; i- .... E/-) E/c,-"... Veterzm Service News By Dan Meyer Big Stone Co. Veteran Service Officer The office hours for the Big Stone County Veterans Service Office are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m Monday i through Friday. My office phone number is ,(320) 839-6398. What's going on in Big Stone County this I month? The Big Stone County Fair will be held this year from Aug. 4-8 in Clinton. I'll be having a VA benefits booth during the Fair. Please stop by and let's talk. The 72nd Annual Cornfest celebration will happen from Aug. 20- Bloodmobile to be in Marietta Marietta Bloodmobile will be held at the Senior Center in Marietta on Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 2-7 p.m. Call Cathy for an appointment at 320-668-2168. Walk ins are welcome! ONCE AGAIN.., MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: Robert Danielson Darlene Born Orville Grimm Don Felton Gary Hoffman Emil Vanerem Ronald Draffehn Orvin Vaage - Lois Sherod Larry Pederson Marlowe Klepel James Croatt Jennifer Volkenant Audrey Volkenant Lois Roggenbuck Heather Eastman Alfred Radtke Old House Antiques Robert Strei Dennis Larson Club 7-75 Dale Krier Lee Guse Donald Stock John's Auto Wrecking John & Dolores Malzahn Alvin Maas Clarence Hillman Arlen Giese Jim Scherer Marjorie Morrison Elda Schmidt Dean Von Eschen Joyce Ninneman Ron Louks Vidella Parks. Harold Dittes John Rothi Don Nissen Marion Johnson Mark Swigerd Tom Kramer Gary Knoll 22 at the Ortonville Lakeside Park. Stop by the VA benefits booth operated by your very own Big Stone Counly Veterans Service Officer. At County Fair VA benefits outreach booth. I will be displaying, for the first time. the "Book of Honor." What is the "Book of Honor?" The Book of Honor is a book constructed of wood and ordained with a patriot theme that honors our deceased veterans. What does the "Book of Honor" contain? The book contains deceased veterans' Presidential Memorial Certificates (PMCs). What are PMCs? PMCs are certificates signed by the President of the United States m recognition of the veteran's service to a grateful nation Who started the PMC Program? President John F. Kennedy in 1962. I will have PMC application forms with me at both the County Fair and the Ortonville Cornfest. Please stop by, look the Book of Honor over, and let's order a PMC in honor of your veteran. In the "Did you Know?" segment. Did you know that a POW/MIA Table, that honors those veterans who are not with us today, is on display at the Big Stone County Courthouse? This is our way of saying that our Nation's POWs/MIAs are not forgotten. Lest we never forget! In other news. Are you a veteran and have a current disability/condition that was caused, aggravated or made worse by your military duty? If the answer is yes, stop by my VA benefits booth and let's talk. Until next week, take care and "Fair Winds and Following Seas !" Clues ACROSS 2 Take a puff 1. Greek capital 3. One who inherits 7. Pharaoh's cobra 4, Point one point N of 10. One-celled aquatic due E protazoa 5 Annoy constantly 11. Clarified butter (India) 6. Opposite of NW 12. Quenching 7, Moby's pursuer 28, Potato state 29, Point midway between E and SE 30. Contradicts 31. Pulled hard 34. South-Southeast (abbr.) 13. Saudi natives 14. Early inhalation 9. Foot (Latin) anesthetic 10. Brass instrument 15. Arrogant people 11. 1/100 Polish zloty 16. Last in an indefinitely 12. Small sofa large series 13. Hymns 17. Belonging to a thing 15. Barratry 18. 51044 Iowa 16. 11th month 20. Megahertz 19. Seated 21. Porch or balcony 22. Lack of care 26. Writer Kenzaburo 23. Conscriptions 27. TV and movies, 24. Indicates position 32. 4th US state 25. Vietnamese currency 33. Odyssey hero unit 35. Will Farrell movie 8. Point one point S of SE 35. Sun Times critic 39. Jazz man Bobby 40. S. American rodent 41. Star Wars character Solo 42. German racer Roland . 43. Zeus' mother 44. Between EST and MST 45. Consumed 46. Spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan 48. Specific gravity 36. Main omelette ingredient 37. Wager 38. of Innocence 39. Glasses 41. Twain , CA 95383 44. A navigation map 45. Embarrassed and confused 47. A dissenting clique 48. Postures 49. Icahn's airline 50. Japanese female entertainer Clues DOWN 1. Far East wet nurse The Ortonville Independent (U.S.P,S. 412-460) JAMES''D. " " KAERCHER Publisher / Managing Editor SUZEI-rE KAERCHER-BLAKE Editor and Advertising Sales MIKE SWENSON Associate Editor / Advertising Rep Tues., August 3. 2010 Vol. 92" No. 29 Continuing the ORTONVILLE JOURNAL STAR Published Every Tuesday at 29 2rid St. N.W. Ortonville. MN 56278 Peoodicals Postage Paid at Ortonville, Minnesota SUBSCRIPTION RATES $35.00 per year in Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Traverse and Swift Counties in Minnesota, Grant and Roberts Counties in South Dakota. $40.00 for all other counties in Minnesota and South Dakota. All others, $45.00 per year. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Ortonville Independent, Box 336 Ortonville, Minnesota 56278. NEW SUBSCRIPTION RATE SCHEDULE - ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON A FEBRUARY 1ST DUE DATE- Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Traverse, Swift Counties in Minnesota and Grant and Roberts in South Dakota February ........... 35.00 August .............. 17.52 March ................ 32.12 Seotember ........ 14.60 April .................. 29.20 Octoper ............. 11.68 May ................... 26.28 November .......... 8.76 June .................. 23.36 December ........... 5.84 July ................... 20.44 January ............... 2.92 ALL OTHERS IN MINN. AND SO. DAK. February ........... 40,00 August .............. 20.00 March ................ 36.63 SePtember ........ 16.68 April .................. 33.30 October ............. 13.36 May ................... 29.97 November ......... 10.00 June .................. 26.64 December ........... 6.67 July ................... 23.31 January ............... 3.34 ALL AREA OUTSIDE OF MINN. AND SO. DAK. February ........... 45.00 August .............. 22.50 March ................ 41.25 Seotember ........ 18.75 April .................. 37.50 October ............. 15.00 May ................... 33.75 November ......... 11.25 June .................. 30.00 December ........... 7.50 July ................... 26.25 January ............... 3.75 "PUBLISHER'S LIABILITY FOR ERROR" The Publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The Publisher's liability for other errors or omissions m connection with an adver- tisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent issue or the refund oFany monies paid for the advertisement. DEADLINES Church notes - Saturday mail Display ads - Friday mail Correspondence - Monday mail Pictures - 5 p.m. Friday News - Friday afternoon Classified ads - Friday noon (Any ad brought in later will be too late to classify.) OFFICE HOURS A Monday: 8 AM-5 PM , A Tuesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Wednesday: 8AM-5 PM A Thursday: 8 AM-5 PM A Friday: 8 AM-5 PM A Holidays may affect office hours. LETFERS POLICY Letters to the editor discussing com- munity issues are encouraged. Letter writers should be aware that The Independent reserves the ri.qht to ed t and/or condense letters for print. The paper also reserves the right not to pub- lish letters that are unsuitable or for which it might be held legally liable. Letters should contain the writer's printed or typed name, signature, address and tele ;)hone number. Addresses and telephone numbers will not be published. Letter writers are asked to limit them- selves to one letter per month. Please keep letter brief, perferably not over 350 words, and to the peint. AD vs. NEWS The Ortonville Independent policy in determiningwhat is.advertising and what is news is based on one simple test: If an individual business or organi- zation charges foradmission to an event, for an item or for a service, it will be con- sidered advertising. In other words "If you charge, we charge." Advertising is the life-blood of a news- paper. Without it a newspaper would cease to exist. The money a paper receives for subscriptions and single paper sales is used to pay for the ink anc paper used in producing the product. It no longer does so beca/Jse of paper cost increases. It still covers the cost of ink and a small portion of the paper used. Advertising to a newspaper is like crops and livestock to farmers; meat and products to the grocer; dresses and coats to the soft-line merchant; and plows and tractors to the implement dealer. Without any of those items, the particular busi- ness would not be in business. ADS: We reserve the right to refuse any advertising without obligation to justify our decision. POLICIES: A News: Our goal is to report the news as fully and accurately as possible. The staff's opinions will appear only on the opinion page. A Editorials: Opinions published on this page, whether locally written or reprinted from other sources is intended to stimu- late thinking and discussion among our readers. Opinions expressed by the edi- tors are their own and not necessarily those of other staff members. 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