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III -'L J Kathryn Sitter fires one in as the Ortonville Summer B dley AAA for service Family funds of se funds with the reauthorization of the Act in 2000. Funds must address the needs of.the caregiver (not the care receiver) by developing or expanding on support systems. The funds must also target the 60+ caregiver of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift, and Yellow Medicine Counties. Several regional service provider meetings have been held to determine 's Tree Service UMP GRINDING ize stump/ in COunty/ 7Uc K at e Special I g5 QUAtt'IS tread pitch #ohester wet traction end Black Wall Price P175/70R13 $ 4&95 P185/70R14 ,i_95 P195/70R14 ,11.15 White Stripe Price 41AS 4g.gS P205t70R14 $ S&95 P205t75 R 14 54.95 P205/75R15 57.95 P215/75R15 59.95 P225/75R15 61.95 P235/75R15 64.95 our tin on a po-tad basis if 11*3t ao n :h tl ata ',tary. Certain ecellio and restrictions may app4y. See us fo a copy o( . speed thing anti tire saJkR]f infirmatiOn. Recreation team took on Wheaton the focus for these funds. The identified need is in the development of a caregiver consultant/coaching project for the five-county region. Some funds will also be available for support of existing caregiver support/respite projects in the region. Funds will be available September 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002 with the option to extend the project for one year. Ongoing funding for the project would be based on successful performance of the project. Service providers who are interested in putting together caregiver consultant proposal forAtle region should submit a letter oL./.01t_JaIl.4 (datehas been extended) to the AAA /Request for proposal ets' will be sent by July 15 to applicants. For further information contact Connie Nygard, AAA Director, at 1- 800-752-1983 or emaii at prior to the July 4 deadline. Ortonville Study Club news By Betty Schwarze - Sec.-Tres. The Ortonville Study Club met at the Ortonville Golf Clubhouse for a 11:30 luncheon on Wednesday, May t5, 2002. Hostesses were Evelyn Noiop and Darlene Mikkelson. President Donna Hoei opened the meeting and everyone joined in the reading of the Collect followed by the table prayer. A delicious luncheon was served to 14 members and one guest. Program Chairperson, Judy Gere introduced the speaker, Kippy Randleman, wife of Craig Randleman of this city. They are the parents of three children. Kippy has a nursing background. She received 750 hours of training in massage therapy at Fargo, ND. She is employed at the Big Stone Therapies, Inc. (Ortonville Hospital). Some benefits of massage therapy are increased circulation, lower stress and provides a sense of well being. She stated massage is called a complementary medicine. 75% of the people who come have a definite reason for being there. We all enjoyed her presentation very much. A short business meeting was held. Schedules were set for serving and programs for 2002-03. The slate of officers will remain the same. The next Study Club will resume Sept. 18, 2002. Husted paper to appear in Health Journal Dr. John Husted, a psychologist living in Alexandria, has announced the editors of the journal Rural Mental Health will publish his manuscript entitled "Successful Treatment of Mentally III in Rural Minnesota," in their next edition. This will be the ninth published manuscript dating back to 1994 which has tested both the validity and adaptability of a new psychotherapy for people with serious mental illness. Dr. Husted's studies have produced data that indicate that not only is the therapy much more effective but that it works better in rural settings. The ninth and final paper co-authored by Sherry Wentler of Prairie Community Services of Hancock is addressed to a wider readership. It points out that although urban counties in Minnesota spend many times more dollars per client than do the less populated areas, their success rate when measured by rehospitaliz]tion is many times lower. In this final paper, Dr. Husted addresses the cost and effectiveness issues of the new in-home therapy and recommends more programs and more tax dollars be spent in rural Minnesota where this treatment is far more effective. Dr. Husted continues to teach full time at UMM and has a private practice in Western Minnesota. Employers urged to use tax credit programs The Minnesota WorkForce Center in Montevideo is urging area employers to take advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. Employers who hire persons in a targeted group can receive a federal income tax credit of up to $2,400 per employee. The program has issued more than $57 million to Minnesota employers in tax credits since 1996. To promote the WOTC program, WorkForce Center - Job Service staff are contacting private sector employers in the area. Staff are also reminding employers that they can post job openings online on Minnesota's Job Bank, a website that is browsed by 150,000 job seekers and contains more than 47,000 electronic resumes posted by job seekers. Both WOTC and Minnesota's Job Bank are available at no cost to employers, and are administered by the Minnesota Department of Economic Security. For more information about these programs, contact Mary Lou Harthun at the WorkForce Center, 320-269- 8819. To post a job on the web, go to and click "Go to Minnesota's Job Bank." Or, to find SEVEN-YEAR-OLD MORGAN MESSMER, daughter of Chet and Janet Messmer of Ortonville, landed this 14 1/2 pound, 40 inch long northern off her dock last week. The northern was weighed in at Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm, and took top honors in that week's Ortonville Independent Fishing Contest. Morgan's grandparents are Joan and John Gradof Ortonville and Tony and Karen Messmer of Richardton, ND. out about WOTC, go to llT, dlfffO/------------T,/ www.m nw  BZ/. J'EL'Z ,E#7"- 7" Special 00dition 7 very apecial thank you to all o, amiliea o a veery enjoyable annive,,taa,,ty paty. 00eadeea C00he 00etail flamie and C-{.atlto,z 00toe4e 7bey and Kelley 0000ankt qo'00v z00nn 00taine /00a00o00ocki ,.cott and//]/[onica ,_imonitch //14 o,,tgan and 7Z ndl ,_ imoni tch 70000.ce and 7r00enae 00loege Kala, //]4cKinzie and Kaitln loee 7zlao a apecial thanka to all ot elative and ienda mho dove :o many milea. om the ottom o oa heat, aain thank oa o a moat enjoyable evenin and all the memoiea. and ?00e00nie 00toe00e Enter now for State Fair Talent Show [] Talent from across the Midwest will have an opportunity to perform and compete in the 30th Annual Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest. A total of $5,725 in prize money will be awarded to the first through third place winners in three divisions. The postmarked deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 16 and must include $15 entry fee. Entries are now being accepted for ill age groups; Age categories within the c9mpetition include the Open Division, for any age; the Teen Division, ages 13-18; and the Preteen Division, for anyone 12 and under. Auditions for the amateur talent contest run July 20 through 30 at the Bandshell on the Fairgrounds. The auditions will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Semi- finalists will be selected to perform during the Minnesota State Fair. During the fair, semifinals will be held nightly at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 through Aug. 31 at the Bandshell. Winners from the semifinals will compete in the finals, which will be heldon Sunday, Sept. l at the Grandstand. Last year, violinist Holly Stiles won the 2001 Open Division grand rize, and will perform at this year's nals. To enter, please contact the talent contest information line at: (651) 642-2395, e-mail entertainment @ or write to: Talent Contest, Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55108-3099. The Minnesota State Fair will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 through Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2002 at the State Fairgrounds. It'S your future... and it's their future, 00o0. / Photo used with permission of the American Wind Ene'rl" Association For more information, contact Ortonville Power & Lights 320-839-3428 I I ' 2002 INDEPENDENT Page 7 I