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(continued from page one) ithe Bellingham Cit3 Hall. The east side of the school will be xeserved for handicapped and com- imittee parking. They will use the ath- ietic field and school board members will help direct traffic. There will be ~two buses and two low trailers serv- ~ing as shuttles to travel around the itown Saturday evening to help get people to the school and back. Members of the Bellingham All ~School Reunion include Jane Asche, Donna Borgerson, Lloyd and Sandy Hanson, Terry Johnson, John Plathe .and Ray Seiler. Faculty Committee imembers are Glenda Reiffenberger ~and Verla Vane and Parade ~Committee Members are Mark and "Brenda Hoffman and Ed and Kathy Radermacher. 3n to sponsor 27 The A+ Ortonville School will need to contact the clubhouse for Foundation is sponsoring an 18-hold rentals. golf event on Saturday, June 27 to The A+ Foundation has set a target continue the process of raising funds goal of raising $150,000 for the play- to improve the Ortonville School grounds, and we invite everyone to playgrounds. Because A+ is affiliated participate in this worthwhile and fun with the Southwest Initiative event. A+ will sponsor trophies for Foundation, contributions made to the the top three teams, with a "bragging A+ Foundation are tax deductible, rights" trophy to the OHS graduating The A+ Open will use a three-per- class with the most participants, as son scramble format with no drive well as many prizes on the course. limitations. Each team's handicap Come out and join the fun on June total will be divided by 10. (ie a team 27. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. has a handicap of 28, their starting with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. For fur- mark would be -2.8). ther information and registration There is a maximum of 40 strokes for form, go to the Ortonville School players who have not played. A team website at entry fee of $150 includes a meal and call the School office at 320-839- beverage ticket, and green fees for 6181; or the Ortonville Municipal non-members. Teams desiring carts Golf Course at 320-839-3405. Soon the t.emperatures will rise and we will experience the summer heat. The risk of heat-related problems increases with age. Hyperthermia is the name given to a variety of heat- related illnesses that can include heat stroke, heat fatigue, heat syncope (sudden dizziness after exercising in the heat), heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Older adults are particu- larly at risk for developing heat-relat- ed illness because the ability to ade- quately respond to summer heat can become less efficient with age. Following is advice for helping older people avoid heat problems during the summer months. A person's risk for hyperthermia is not based only on the outside temper- ature; it includes the general health and lifestyle of the individual. Health factors that may increase risk include: Age-related changes to the skin such as poor blood circulation and inefficient sweat glands. Heart, lung and kidney diseases, as well as any ill- ness that causes general weakness or fever. High blood pressure or other conditions that require changes in diet. For example, people on salt- restricted diets may increase their risk. However, salt pills should not be used without first consulting a doctor. The inability to perspire caused by medications including diuretics, seda- person's body temperature rises rapid- tives, tranquilizers and certain heart ly, the body loses its~ ability to sweat and blood pressure drugs, and cool itself down. Heat stroke is Taking several drugs for various especially dangerous for older people conditions. It is important, however, and requires emergency medical tO continue to take prescribed medica- attention. A person with a body tem- tion and discuss possible problems perature above 104 is likely suffering with a physician. Being substantially from heat stroke and may have symp- overweight or underweight. Drinking toms of confusion, combativeness, alcoholic beverages. Being dehydrat- strong rapid pulse, lack of sweating, ed. dry flushed skin, faintness staggering, Lifestyle factors can also increase possible delirium or coma. A person risk, including extremely hot living with any of these symptoms, especial- quarters, lack of transportation, over- ly an older adult, should seek immedi- dressing, visiting overcrowded places ate medical attention. and not understanding weather condi- Here are a few tips on what to do if tions. Older people, particularly those you suspect someone is suffering at special risk, should stay indoors on from a heat-related illness: particularly hot and humid days, espe- Get the person out of the sun and cially when there is an air pollution into an air-conditioned or other cool alert in effect. People without fans or place. air conditioners should go to places . Offer fluids such as water, fruit and such as shopping malls, movie houses vegetable juices, but avoid alcohol and libraries. Friends or relatives and caffeine. might be asked to supply transporta- Encourage the individual to show- tion on particularly hot days. Many er, bathe or sponge off with cool communities, social service agencies, water. religious groups and senior citizen Apply a cold, wet cloth to the centers also provide services such as wrists and/or neck, places where arte- cooling centers, rial blood passes close to the surface Heat stroke is an advanced form of and the cold cloths can help cool the hyperthermia that occurs when the blood. body is overwhelmed by heat and Urge the person to lie down and unable to control its temperature. As a rest, preferably in a cool place. I@ = Low $IOO minimum opening deposit FREE MasterCard ATM/Debit Card* [] Over I5,OOO surcharge-free ATMs [] FREE Online Banking [] NO Monthly service charge = No minimum balance requirement [] FREE box of checks** *MasterCard AIM Debit Card available to qualified applicants upon separate application. Adult cosigner required on all accounts for customers under 18.**Standard design. Member FDIC. www.minnwestbank Open house for Adelaide Kirchberg We are celebratin 90 remarkable years of life. Please join us for a party in honor of Adelaide Kirchberg's birth- day ! It will be held Sunday, June 14. 2009 from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Rosen school basement. Your presence is your gift. Want name on Legion calendar? Call Karn Anyone who would like to change or add names or order birthday calen- dars from the American Legion Auxiliary should contact Lorrayne Karn at 839-2353. Anyone may have their name on the calendar. MACCRAY- Despite a sobering $1.3 million in budget cuts and creative revenue avenues over the past three budget years, the MACCRAY school district will continue to face bleak financial times before leveling out. A continuation of declining numbers and uncertainty of state support would likely mean more of the same over the next several years and starting as soon as next spring. The graduating class next spring will be 81 students, with the kindergarten class setting the stage with 37 students, meaning a reduction in state aid in 2011 of $243,892. DAWSON- Dawson-Boyd athletes of the year for 2008-09 are Colin Bergeson and Kelly Swenson. Bergeson played football, basketball, and golf, and Swenson ran cross county, played basketball, and ran track. APPLETON-With 112 people present at the TACC, the Appleton community celebrated its accomplishments and endorsed their vision for the future at the Horizons Community Rally. Six committees of five or more leaders on each committee have begun work on action areas including focus on early childhood youth and school, help people meet their urgent needs, created more and better jobs, build individual and community assets and hold onto them and fight racism. LQP-LqP County received notice from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) that they received one of 39 grants awarded to help pay" for improvements for housing, commercial property and infrastructure in Greater Minnesota, The total of the grants across the state is more than $15.9 million. LqP County will receive $358,000 to rehabilitate 20 owner-occupied houses to benefit the cities of Dawson Marietta, Nassau and the townships of Manfred and Maxwell. By Gail Maxwell AZ for a week to visit her sister. Ken and Jeanne's daughter Karla at 839-2207 Elayne returned home on Sunday, Long Lake. They all attended the Harvey and Jo Kelzer spent the May 31. wedding in Minneapolis of the Berg's weekend of May 29-31 at the home of Palma Gutzman celebrated her grandson Jerry Arne to Erica Ribe Marty, Kim, and Gracie Kelzer of birthday on Monday, June 1 with a both of Minneapolis. Faribault. On Saturday, May 30 Dick dinner at Don and Zelda Kohl's. Vern and Ruth Strege of and Mary Ann Langeslag, Harvey and Donnette, Bryce, and Birkley Herberg; Valparaiso, IN stopped by Ken and Jo Kelzer, and Mary and Kim Kelzer Scott Kohl; and Verna Schlimme were Jeanne Berg's for coffee and a short attended Gracie's dance recital, also there. Jeff Herberg had left for visit on Saturday, May 30. Harvey and Jo returned home Sunday harvesting in Oklahoma. Neva Foster's mom and dad Janet afternoon. John and Dawn Schank came on and Swede Anderson of Rochester ,Irene Mathison attended her great- Friday, May 22 to visit her mother visited Jim and Neva Foster the grandson Nicholas Staves's graduation Palma Gutzman. They also visited weekend of May 29. Jim and Neva reception in Eau Claire, WI on Dawn's dad at Northridge. Foster's six year old grandson Austin Saturday, May 30. Irene went with Guests of Ken and Jeanne Berg Moen of Boyd has started go-cart Curt and Linda; since they are from Wednesday to Sunday, May 22- racing in Alexandria. On Friday Nicholas's grandparents. 31 were their daughter Kathy and nights Jim and Neva go to Alexandria Russ and Gert Leger went to ahusband Larry Russell from Mountain to see him race. graduation for Gert's nephew Dylan Home, AR and also Jeanne's sister Don Sherman's photography Schlutz in Franklin and stayed the from Colorado Springs, CO. On community education class is starting weekend of May 29. Friday a.m May 29 they all traveled now to put photographs in Java Jules Elayne Fahlgren was in Scottsdale, to the Twin Cities to have lunch with in Ortonville. The Arts Council will be rotating art throughout the year there. Tuesday, June 1 Gina Michaels visited her mother Fran Sester of Northridge. Thursday, June 1 Friday, June 19 8 10am- Ipm and 2pm-5:30pm plus tax $1.99 Individual sifting fee. Single Indivlducd pe packet. $3.99 Group sitting fee. Group is 2 or more per packet Package contains: 1 10" x 13" 1 8" x 10" . 2o5"x7" 2 4" x 6" 16 Exchange Wallets 16 Regular Wallets 2005 Toyota Corolla S - $9,500 5 speed, PW/PL, CD, Keyless entry, 49,000 miles 2000 Chevy Malibu - $4,500 80,000 miles Check out all of our cars on our new website: Kevin Bad(strand Ortonville, MN 320-839-7197 or 320-839-2911 Fran Sester's daughter Marilyn Forbes from Marshall visited Fran of Northridge. Dorothy Gustafson; Mike Gustafson from Kentucky; Julia and Paul Gustafson from Remsen, IA; Larry and Paula Larson and boys from Ponca, IA; and Rick and Lisa Hoftiezer of Luverne; and Mary Gustafson went to New London to attend the graduation of Mary's granddaughter Courtney. Norb and Barb Kelzer went to Amanda Pays graduation reception on Sunday, May 31 at Rick Reinke's home. Donald and Betty Beetem had visitors over Memorial weekend. Donald's cousins Virginia Sly and Kenny Drawgren of Minneapolis and Donald's sister Lois and her husband Orin Lundberg of Alexandria. Marcy Fellow's sister and brother- in-law Mary and Marlyn Wiese of Arizona and niece Kate and her husband Matt McKinney and daughter Natalie and son Jacob from Oklahoma were all visiting Jon and Marcy Fellows to celebrate Matt Fellow's graduation. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, May 29 were Jerry Jorgenson and Merla Freng. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Jane and Oscar Streed joined the family over the weekend of May 29 at Lake City at the home of Curt and Diana Streed for the graduation of their daughter Megan-Mary-Jane. It was very enjoyable. Megan graduated fourth in a class of 125. She is registered at St. Scholastic in Duluth where she plans on training to be a physical therapist. Jane and Oscar Streed also attended the graduation of Isaiah Streed, who is the oldest son of Nathan and Wendy Streed, in Willmar On May 17. Isaiah is registered at St. John's. "Route 66" musical revue to be in Dawson Dawson-Boyd Arts Association will present its final performance of the 2009-2010 season, "Route 66," on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30pm at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson. Produced by Change of Pace Productions of Duluth, "Route 66" is a musical comedy set in 1955 and includes numerous songs of that era. The story begins in a Texaco gas sta- tion in Chicago. The four guys at the station decide to head out on the road, singing their way down that famous strip of highway called "Route 66." The show is filled with familiar music from the 1950s, country and Beach Boys music such as Six Days on the Road, King of the Road, On the Road Again, Long Tall Texan, Dead Man's Curve, The Little Old Lady from Pasadena and of course, Route 66. " Tickets are available online through the website dawsonboy- or by calling the box office at 320-769-2955 Ext. 246. Box office hours are from 8am-noon each week- day until the performance. Tuesday, June 9, 2009 ~~ INDEPENDENT Page 3