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What fun it was to see two sisters, Edna Paasche and Rena Bagne cele- brating their birthdays one night last week at The Matador. Edna is 92 and Rena 94, and the two look like they're in their 70's...both as alert and chipper as you can imagine! With them was Edna's daughter, Audrey (nee Brown) Thomas, now of Oakland, California. With her was her son, William Smith, charming wife Sabrina, and their 2-year-old daughter Whitney. Audrey was a member of the OHS class of 1957. We hardly recognized her, as it's been so many years since we've seen her and she no longer has that lovely blonde hair that was her trademark of beauty. Edna was elated in the cele- bration and remarked how lucky she has been to keep her health. Her first husband was the late Ortonville jew- eler F. L. Brown and her second hus- band was the late Mentz Paasche, long-time Big Stone County Highway Engineer. "Indeed, I was also lucky to have two wonderful husbands," says Edna. Many will remember that Rena's late husband, Walter, was an accountant for many years for the Ed Kraus family at the former Canning Co. Thanks to reader-friend Bob Pflueger, we may have a new outlet for our Hobo Soup! He called recently to inform us that an entrepreneurial lady in Two Harbors, up in the Iron Range, had bought a number of old railroad boxcars and had turned them into sleep- ing quarters. Bob didn't know her name, but was thinking it would be a great place for us to market our Hobo Soup and Hobo Soup T-Shirts. Upon calling the Two Harbors paper for iden- tity of the owner, we found her to be Linda Brocho, and she had purchased a total of 14 of the rail freight cars and has converted them into rooms. Her business is called Northern Rail Train Car Suites. How exciting...she told us it's a dream she has had for many years. After she tests some soup samples we sent her, we'll know if we're in business. Thanks Bob for the tip! Our favorite piano accompanist when we were in the grades was back in town last week. Mrs. Eugene (nee Yvonne Hanson) Sunnen of St. Louis, MO, was here to bury the cre- mated remains of her late husband, Eugene C. Sunnen who died earlier this year. With Yvonne was her son, Eugene H. Sunnen of Oakland, CA, her daughter, Judy, and her husband, George Pierson, and their children, Jessica and Conor of Philadelphia, PA. They visited numerous relatives and friends and took part in a Hanson-Anderson reunion on Sunday. g*lg*lg Advocates of public poli- cy banning secondhand smoke from public work- places congratulate the state of South Dakota for protect- ing the lives of more than 75 % of adult workers. A bill, if signed by the Governor, will be put into effect starting July 1st, 2002. The latest leg- islation is coming shortly after the state established a new statewide quit-line pro- viding smokers and other tobacco users counseling and free cessation products to help them kick their habits. Jg**:g Ortonville's Mike Swenson was fortunate enough to be selected as an affiliate host for the Minnesota Twins pregame show this Saturday evening, June 29, as the Twins host Milwaukee's Brewers. As an announcer for KDIO radio, one of the team's affiliate stations, Swenson was eligible to appear on the pregame show with John Gordon, and will also announce the team's starting lineup over the air waves. "Our Wildlife and Fish cafinot survive unless bur ...... .... BE RESPONSIBLE!= Extension report Jean Kvols County Extension Educator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 OVERINDULGENCE IS NO LAUGHING MATTER Eric Vogel, Extension Educator in Kandiyohi County, prepared the material for this week's column. A quad-runner for a four-year old? A snowmobile for a kid too young to , legally drive it? A sports car for a teenager bought and paid for by parents or grandparents? There's no law against giving kids lots of toys, snowmobiles, horses, cars and other extravagant gifts. But just because there isn't a law against lavishing kids with material things does not mean it is good for the kids. At what point does sharing family wealth become detrimental to the well-being of our children? Is it really bad to give kids extravagant gifts? Is it helpful? What are the consequences to the kids? According to the U of MN Extension Service's Positive Parenting curriculum, overindulgence, or spoiling, is giving kids too much of what looks good, too soon, for too long. It is giving them things or experiences that are not appropriate for their age or their interests and talents. It is the process of giving things to children to meet the adult's needs, not the child's needs. This includes pushing kids ahead in sports and other activities as a way to satisfy adult egos. Overindulgence is doing or having so much of some things that it does active harm or at least stops a person's growth and deprives that person of " achieving his or her full potential. Overindulgence is a form of child neglect. It hinders children from doing tasks appropriate for their age and from learning necessary life lessons. Jean Isley-Ciark, who did much of the original research on overindulgence has observed that we tend to laugh when people tell us how they were overindulged. But overindulgence is no laughing matter. The research shows significant problems in adulthood as a result of being overindulged as a child. An inability to relax and to solve conflicts, inability to separate from parents, difficulty making decisions, feeling unlovable and worthless, and constantly needing affirmation and praise from friends and family are just a few of the adult outcomes of overindulgence. Instead of laughing, Isley-Clark responds to overindulged adults by saying, "I'm so sorry to hear that. How is your recovery going?" It's no joke. Parents in the research gave the following reasons for overindulging/spoiling their children: *Parents issues (e.g. raised in poverty, chemical dependency, parental guilt). *Death of a sibling, parent or other loved one. *Illness or medical issues surrounding the child. *Birth order. For instance, giving things to kids because they were the youngest. *Rewards for good behavior. Whatever the reason, the results are the same. On the other hand we all know of families that put aside other needs and wants to make sure their children had something special and who followed through with time and who used special age-appropriate gifts as an opportunity for learning and growth. Sure, buy the horse but use it as a tool to teach responsibility. Then get the kids enrolled in 4-H so the horse can be used as a tool for leadership and citizenship development. Buy the piano but follow through with lessons and introduce kids to the world of music. Sharing family resources can be used to develop young minds, bodies and spirits. But doing so takes a purposeful investment of time and effort on parents' part to keep it from becoming overindulgence. ************* Dates To Remember: June 28 - Dog Project Training, Clinton (7:00 p.m.) June 28 - Photography Workshop, Beulah Carlson rites pending Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank announces the death of Ortonville's Beulah C. Carlson, 90 who died June 24th at Northridge Residence. Funeral services are pending and under the direction of the Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank. QUALITY CLOCK REPAIR Antique * Mantle 400 Day Anniversary Striking * Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN ORTONVILLE, MN 320-839-2357 Call After 6 p.m. for Estimates Montevideo (9:30 a.m.) . June 30 - Horse Project Training, ClintQn (5 p.m.) July 1 & 2 - Arts Day Camp July 4 - Courthouse closed in observance of Independence Day July 5 - Dog Project Training, Clinton (7:00 p.m.) July 7 - Horse Project Training, Clinton (5 p.m.) July 8 & 9 - Arts Day Camp July 9 Livestock Stalling  Committee Meeting July 10 - Shooting Sports Project Training, Hoffman (6:45 p.m.) July 11 - Demonstratmn Day and Food Revue Contest, Clinton (5:00 p.m.) July 12 - Let's Paint Workshop, Montevideo (10:00 a.m.) July 12 - Dog Project Training, Clinton (7:00 p.m.) July 12-14 - ATV Safety Program Workshop, Bagley July 14 - Horse Project Training, Clinton (5 p.m.) July 15 - Advanced Foodstand Ticket & Fair Entrance Orders Due July 15 & 16 - Arts Day Camp July 17 Jammin' Jellies Workshop, Montevideo (9:00 a.m.) July 18 - Clothing & Fashion Revue Judging, Clinton (8:30 a.m.) July 18 - Public Fashion Revue, Clinton (8:00 p.m.) July 19 - Dog Project Training, Clinton (7:00 p.m.) July 21 - Horse Project Training, Clinton (5 p.m.) July 22- Pre-County Fair Clean- Up, Clinton July 23- Cloverbud Orientation at Fairgrounds July 24-28 - Big Stone County Fair July 29- Post-County Fair Clean- Up, Clinton July 31 - State Fair Orientation July 31 - Shooting Sports Project Training, Hoffman (6:45 p.m.) Summer Rec game schedule Baseball/Softball Game Schedule (June 24th - June 28th). **All games at Northside Fields unless otherwise noted. Monday, June 24th Junior- Junior Softball #1 vs. Chokio 1:00 (home). *Trojan Fast Pitch Diamond. Junior Softball vs. Chokio, 2:00 (home). . *Trojan Fast Pitch Diamond. Pee'ees vs. Chokio- DH, 1:00 (home). Little League vs. Chokio- DH, 1:00 (home)-Mastel's team. Midgets vs. Dawson, 6:30 (away). Tuesday, June 25th Junior Softball vs. Big Stone 6:30 (home). Squirts vs. Milbank, 6:30 (away). Peewees vs. Revillo, 6:30 (away). Little League vs. Revillo, 7:30 (away)-Zahrbock's team. Little League vs. Milbank, 7:30 (away)-Mastel's team. Wednesday, June 26th Midgets vs. Clinton- DH, 6:00 (home). *Trojan Fast Pitch Diamond. ThuYsday.June 27th Junior- Junior Softball vs. CGB 5:00 (away). Junior Softball vs. CGB 6.:00 (away). Little League vs. CGB, 6:00 (away)-Brent's team. Midgets vs. CGB, 5:00 (away). Friday, June 28th Junior-Junior Softball vs. CGB, TBA (away). Junior Softball vs. CGB, TBA (away). Peewees vs. Bellingham, 6:30 (away). Little League vs. Bellingham, 6:30 (away)-Mastel's team. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD GET- TOGETHER. Neighbors and friends of the Bob Meyer family gathered at his home on Park Avenue in Ortonville Saturday morning for the first annual block party and breakfast. Above, a good crowd showed up to enjoy good company, and some tasty pancakes and sausage. At side, brothers David, left and John Meyer man the griddles, while Elisabeth Meyer, 12, awaits another plate- ful to distribute amongst the crowd. Elisabeth is the daughter of David and Kathryn Meyer. Bridal shower set for Kasten-Johnson An open house bridal shower in honor of Jeremiah Kasten and Stacy Ann Johnson will be held Sunday, July 7, at the Clinton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome. : / Independent Ads Get (You're Reading This One FORMER AUTO DEAL AND PARTS BUSINESS REAL ESTATE Approximately 7,700 sq. ft. of building space office, showroom and repair area. 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