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Is are at the expense of their children By Joseph and Loretta Buhl In all our lives we never thought this The system is so powerful, no one can children just be a memory in our life? Our day would ever happen to us. We need to defeat it. children will be remembered in our hearts make a choice as to where we would like We believe humanity has lost their and souls. Our only ~vish is that this system our children to go in the event that they're sense of feeling for people's lives. How can realize what they are doing to families. not returned home. can this happen to a person's family? This If this does not happen there is no hope for Well. what crosses our minds is how is unimaginable, that this has happened to anyone to think of having a family. did this ever happen in the first place? Why our children. These children ate paying the Our ~ociety has lost the family life that as a society do we punish the parents that price for everyone involved in this sttua- no longer exists. Many people don't take care of their children? Why does the tion. believe this. but we do. We do believe all government have this much control on a We have done everything we can to be thoughts, k.nowledge and trust has disap- person's family life? Why can the system an important parent m our children's lives, peared like a magician on stage. We can no legally kidnap person's children? but others don't believe so A decision longer restore this, because the system is According to a chips case this is supposed needs to be made in regards to our children, too strong. Then this makes the family life to be a civil procedure, then why we ask are So we consider, what would our children we believe in weak and obsolete for every- we treated as criminals? Why are we guilty want? We really don't know if this should one. and have to prove our innocence? be answered, because no one has any rights Furthermore. when our children come We would like to express how it feels or beliefs anymore, to visit us they have happy smiles upon everyday in our lives. The torture and grief If we could ask mostly anyone, what their faces. They enjoying being around us put upon us for the loss of our children is a would you do if someone came and took just for the moments we have together. parent's worst mghtmare-. Everyday feels your children from you and destroyed When it's time to leave, we look into their as though our children are dead. like a everything m your life? What would your eyes and see scared, worried looks on their vicious monster such as the system has response be. If we don't comply with the faces. The tears start to roll and the cries come and took them away. We are grieving systems recommendations we'll never see begin. The pain becomes more apparent in for our children, knowingly losing the pre- our children again and our rights will be their little hearts. It's all a living nightmare cious time in their life. gone just like a raindrop falling down a for them to relive again and again. Most everyday is like feeling their window pane. Our children are missing out on time death over and over again. One thing in life If we don't follow their recommenda- with their family. This precious time cannot a person can never get back xs time, Lions, everything in our family will be be recaptured or returned by anyone. Our because each day is closer to death, destroyed. This is an example of a kidnap- family has missed birthdays, first steps and We have dedicated our lives to our chil- per with a ransom note or a case plan to fol- first words from our children. Not anyone dren, but we guess it wasn't enough. Not low. We believe there is no justice, no right can give these back. What has gone wrong enough to keep them iq our life. Where or answers for us. with the system? Why has the system what could have we done any different to As parents, we want what's best for our turned to socialistic ideals? If we don't change the fact. We gave up everything children, but when the system is in place conform to the systems plan, they will take and sacrificed our careers a different life we no longer have these rights. So no mat- our children away forever. style just to be the best parents for out chil- ter what we think it is not important to the Why is this happening?. How can any- dren to have. Through all the years we system. If the system is to help. than how one protect themselves from this,happening have nurtured and helped our children in much help have they given us? All their to their family? any and all ways possible, help is a false pretense so we don't have to Now. we ask you what more could we So we ask ourselves, what is in the best think about the horror our children are have done to protect the lives of our chil- interest for our children? The system going through. This horror becomes hma. dren? These are not only our children, but believes we have failed them. Who then pain and agony everyday in the children's God's. children as well and aren't we all gets to decide their fate? Is it the system? lives. God's children? The system will make the decision regard- As we are writing, we are thinking less of how the children or parents feel. . about th~ pain, will it ever stop? Will our PAID ADVERTISEMENT Letter tc the editor: 1980 and by 2009 there were only competitive markets and fix these I farm near Marietta in Western 63,000-a 91 percent decrease. Rural problems. I know corporate interest Minnesota where I raise beef cattle as America cannot survive this way. groups such as AMI, NCBA, NPPC, well as hogs. Minnesota's 81,000 farmers are the and other lobbyist groups are For several decades we have seen backbone of our rural communities, opposing the rule, but they don't giant meatpackers take control of our We support our main street business represent me. industry by buying up packers and such as equipment dealers, hardware Livestock producers need to speak feedlots for their own production, stores, lockers, and banks. When we up and demand that this rule move They have left farmers with little lose farmers we lose rural economic forward. Take time to comment on the choice over where we market our prosperity. GIPSA rule at animals. Livestock farmers need open and Also contact your U.S. Senators and As a result of this corporate transparent markets. We need price Representatives by calling the U.S. concentration, meatpackers are discovery so we know what a fair Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. making record profits and consumers price is. We need multiple places to Tell them to support these GIPSA are paying higher retail while farmers sell with multiple buyers so we can rules. are losing money. In turn we are get that fair price. losing farmers. In 1980 we had 1.3 It's long past time to fix this broken G. John Schmidt million cattle operations in our system. The proposed Grain Land Stewardship ProjectMember country, in 2009 that number dropped Inspectors, Packers & Stockyards Lac Qui Parle County Farmers 41 percent .to 7~i0,000. On the hog Administration (GIPSA) rule is a step Union President side, there were 670,000 operations in in the right direction to ensure more Marietta, MN Ext. office closed for state fair The Big Stone County Extension Office will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 25 and Thursday, Aug. 26, for the Minnesota State Fair. The office will reopen for regular hours on' Monday, Aug. 30. TRACTORWINNER! CLAIR ANDERSON, who farms near Bellingham, left, was the lucky winner of the grand prize in the Big Stone Olde Power and Machinery Club drawing at the Big Stone County Fair this year. His prize - a 1951 B John Deere tractor. Anderson is pictured with the Old Power and Machinery Club president, Wes Herberg. The members of the Club have been selling tickets for the drawing in the past few months. They had a large display of members' tractors at the Big Stone County Fair this past weekend, and held a Tractor Parade on Sunday afternoon. PEOPLE WHO READ NEWSPAPERS ARE It all starts with Newspapers "Sharing the road with bicyclists is very important, especially when com- muting on busy city streets," writes se- curity guru Ken Bower, Vice President and General Manager for AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's pre- partment of transportation if they have a bike route map. Talk to a professional at your local bike shop or bike club to find out what routes are the safest. Ad- ditionally, many cities have imple- mented bike lanes specific for bicycle mier provider of highly trained security commuters. Be aware of other users on personnel "Today, bicycling has be- bike paths, such as folks with strollers come popular as an environmentally or dogs. Announce that you are passing friendly and cost effective transporta- tion alternative as well as a fun and healthy recreational activity. Novice and experienced cyclists need to make safety a top priority. Ken Bower offers Ortonville Independent the following tips on Bicycle Safety: 1. Cyclists must obey traffic laws- Do you think that riding on the side- walk is safer than riding in the street? Cycling on the sidewalk means having on the left when overtaking someone on the bike path. 3. Maintenance and repair make for a safer commute - Make sure all parts are in good repair, and check your brakes, tires and gears often. Have a bike expert teach you the basics so that you can continue routine maintenance. Your'bicycle should be equipped with reflectoFs and lights. The most com- mon repair you will encounter as a bike your bike onto it with a good lock (or more than one, to further discourage theft). Make sure that the pole has something on top that will prevent your bike from being slid over it. The safest object to lock your bike onto is a bike rack. You could also ask your manager or supervisor for a storage area where they'll let you leave your bike for the day if you are commuting tO work. 5. Safety equipment-Safety equip- ment begins with the helmet. Wearing an approved helmet can reduce the risk of a head injury by up to 85-percent in the event of an accident. Modern hel- mets protect better and are well venti- lated. 6. Try to avoid riding your bike at night - However, if you must commute in the dark, you will need effective to dodge pedestrians, pets, garbage cans, parking meters and signs. Bicy- cles are considered vehicles and cy- clists should obey the same traffic laws as motorists. Travel on the right side of the road with traffic, and do not ride on the sidewalk. Obey all stop signs, commuter will be a flat tire. You should lighting and reflective equipment. also monitor brake wear. Many bicycle Most states require some kind of front shops, community colleges, adult edu- illumination, and it is safer to have a cation programs or bicycle organiza- headlight and rear flashers. There are a tions offer workshops or classes in bike variety of inexpensive flashers avail- repair. Check for classes in your area. able. Additionally, your clothing Replace your chain every 2,000 miles should be bright and have reflective traffic lights and lane markings. Use or so. Clean and oil your chain fre- strips. proper hand signals before making any quently, especially after riding in the It is also important to carry small re- lane changes or turns, rain, and replace it regularly, pair and first aid kits with you. For the 2. Chooge a route that is safe forcy- 4. Parking your bike securely-minor repairs you might expect with clists-When considering your route, Where do you leave your bike once everyday bike commuting carry a don't think like a motorist.Think like a you get to where you are going? More patch kit, a spare inner tube, an air c~ ~ ' L o - '' " =~um~and a multitg~],.~. ~Olri ~.~k~#~~ :,,~ : ~..: ~:~ ~.~ ,i .~ research your trip. Ask your local de- object, a street sign or post and secure Letter to the editor: I have noticed this summer how beautiful the roses are in the parking lot between Second and Third Streets. They are absolutely lovely! I don't know for sure who to thank, but it seems to me that Bob Dybvig planted them, or helped to plant them. This has been a WOW summer for their beauty and a visual treat for not keeping the lots free of weeds now, as well as all the people who have worked in the past on such a delightful project. Those roses are a joy to behold; my thanks to any and all who have kept them looking so nice this year! God bless you for putting that kind of joy into our hearts. And we give thanks to God for timely rains too... only Ortonville's residents, but for our v~sitors as well. Sincerely, Joan M. Jurgens Thus, I thank the people who are Ortonville Letter to the editor: Sincerely, To the Big Stone County Board of Arlen LaCombe Commissioners, it would be good to Richard Lane see the U.S: flag flying above the Dave Torgerson courthouse again. Elwood Throndrud Dove season Minnesota's dove hunting season gun and earth-tone clothing. begins Wednesday, Sept. 1, and runs "This is a great way to introduce through Saturday, Oct. 30. youngsters to hunting" said Bill A small game license and Harvest Penning, DNR farmland wildlife pro- Information Program (HIP) certifica- gram leader. "It's a sedentary activity tion are required for hunters 16 and in a controlled environment, which older. Hunters younger than 16 must makes it easy for mentors to work obtain a free small game hunting with inexperienced hunters under license and the HIP certification, very safe conditions." The daily bag limit is 15 doves. Minnesota has allowed dove hunt- with 30 in possession. Mourning ing since 2004. The state has about doves are not a migratory bird, so 13,000 dove hunters, who harvest nontoxic shot is not required -how- more than 100,000 doves each year. ever it is recommended. Nationwide there are about 4 million Dove hunting requires only a mourning doves. bucket to sit on, a box of shells, shot- Clues ACROSS 54. The Wilderness Soc. 1. Mother (British) 55. A meshwork barrier 4. Macaws Clues DOWN 7. Senior officer 1; Million gallons per day 10. Latch onto something (abbr.) 12. Quality of a given color 2. Fake name 14. Tooth on a gearwheel 15. Prima donnas 17. Cereal grain 18. Member of an ancient Iranian people 19. Room cooler 22. Leave a union 2& Icelandic poems 24. Unit of sound loudness 25. Trim and stylish 26. And, Latin 27. The Ocean State 28: A military meal 30. Hand (Spanish) 32. Overdose 33. A public promotion 34. Hat part 36. Tufts 39.3rd or 4th Islamic month 41. Japanese martial art 43. Sec. of State 46. Off-Broadway theater award 47. Spiritual teacher 48. 98942 WA 50. Foot (Latin) 51. 84057 UT ' 52. Stalk of a moss capsule 53. Very fast airplane 21. Integrated data processing 28. Martinet 29. Suitable for use as food 30~ African tribe 31. Enhance or 3. Film entertainments decorates 4. Turn away from sin 34. Influence payments 5. A course or path 35. Actress Farrow 6. Opposed to a policy 37. Palm fruits " 7. Screenplay outline 38. Taken dishonestly 8. Free from ostentation 40. Large southern 9. Makes older constellation 11. Explorer Polo 41. Belongs to Lifetime's 13. This (Spanish) Heidi 16. Units of action in a 42. Growing outwards film 43. Beer ingredient 18. Contemporary 44. Round hut 20. Clifford __, 45. They serve on a ship playwright 49. Chapeau The Ortonville Independent (U.S.P.S. 412-460) JAMES D. KAERCHER Publisher / Managing Editor SUZETTE KAERCHER-BLAKE Editor and Advertising Sales MIKE SWENSON Associate Editor / Advertising Rep Tues., August 24.2010 Vol. 92: No. 32 Continuing the ORTONVILLE JOURNAL S1-AR Published Every Tuesday at 29 2nd St. N.W. Ortonvitle. MN 56278 Periodicals 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 coudties in Minnesota and South Dakota. All others, $45.00 per year. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Ortonville Independent. Box 336, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278. 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