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I _/;, By JDK A most unusual letter came to us recently, requesting some Hobo Soup and Hobo Soup t-shirts. Jim Smith of Mt. Carmel, PA, writes: "A friend and his wife took a bus tour to New England. They stopped in New Hampshire where he bought me a can of your Hobo Soup. Well that sure brought back memories. As a kid during World War II every Saturday me and our gang would raid the war gardens. We would go up the woods, get spring water, cut wood, make stew and cook everything we got in the pot. Seeing it was my pot I was head cook. We used to call it Bum Stew. The difference between ours and yours was the beans and meat. We never had meat in ours. I must tell you I really enjoyed your soup and was mad at my buddy for only getting me one can. I looked all over this area of mine and have never seen it in any stores• Of course this is a coal mining area and we are behind the times. Last month I had a heart attack, had the ballon treatment. They say it was a success• Now I am a bulldozer operator, worked construc- tion, and am now working outside of a coal mine operating a bulldozer. The secretaries at my job have been helpful to me with my hospitalization and doctor bills, etc. Everyday I&apos;get something in the mail. What I would like is to order a case of your soup for myself. I really enjoyed it. Also I would like to order three t-sb.i. One for myself and I would like to give the secretaries something for their troubles. I thought a couple cases of your Hobo Soup and the t-shirts would be something different and enjoyable, plus conversation piece. Friend and colleague John Suhr, new owner-publisher of the Reporter & Farmer newspaper in Webster, SD, experienced the best and worst of all worlds while out golfing on the Webster course last Sunday. He scored his first-ever hole,in, one on Hole No. 8, which elated him to no end. BUT ... his joy was short-lived.* He ....... couldn't have been sadder in realizing he was golfing all alone. Nobody was near the hole at the time. The, he had no witnesses, nobody to believe him. We suggested he get someone to take a picture of him with his hand on the Bible, vowing his feat was for real.* Regardless, congrats, John ... you are among the very elite in the golfing world.* It was great to see the public enjoying the pier and Big Stone Lake Sunday. About 50 people were swim- ming and playing on the beach area in the afternoon, just like the good old days. 1999 Older American Act award round announced The Upper MN Valley Area Agency on Aging would like to announce the beginning of the 1999 award round for federally funded Older Americans Act Title III funds. The funds are awarded through the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) through contracting and grant applica- tion. Funds are used for supportive services that assist adults age 60 and older maintain their independence for as long as possible in their own homes. The service area is Region 6W (Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift, and Yellow Medicine counties). Criteria set by the AAA Advisory Committee for awarding Title III dol- lars in 1999 include: 1. Projects must address targeting the low income, isolated, and minori- ty elderly of Region 6W. "" 2. No funding of duplicated ser- vices in the legion. 3. Emphasis on projects that will become on-going with community support. 4. Emphasis on regional projects: 5. Collaborative efforts will be favored. The AAA Advisory Committee has identified the following supportive services as the top five priorities in 1999: transportation, chore/repair, information/education, visitation, and nutrition. The committee is seeking applications for regional programs to address these priorities• All funds must be matched locally and can not supplant existing resources• More specific information on allowable ser- . vices and funding allocation levels "__ ..obtainedreque from the AAA upon "-'r'he-rmnding cycle is for the calen- dar year ofJ999 starting January 1 and ending December 31. Interested parties applying for Title III funds to provide services in Region 6W should send a letter of intent to the AAA by July 17. Interested agencies or providers are encouraged to call the AAA at 320/289-1428 with questions concerning the availability of these funds and appropriateness of apply- ing. Pork quality assurance workshops Beginning January 1, 1999, some meat packing companies will require pork producers to be certified at Level III Pork Quality Assurance.(PQA) to sell market hogs to that company. It is anticipated that other companies and export markets will be requiring simi- lar certification in the future. In order to assist local pork producers, the University of Minnesota Extension Service in the Minnesota River Cluster will hold workshops through- out the area for local pork producers. The PQA program is being coordinat- ed with county pork producer groups. The. schedule of workshops is as follows: .am Carol tat July 7 Big Stone Clinton Memorial Building July 10 Swift Benson McKinneys Care July 14 Chippewa ClaraCity American Legion July 21 Lac qui Parle Madison VFWPost July 23 Yellow Claridield City Hall- Medicine Baumnt July 29 Chippewa Montevideo Courthouse Assembly Room There are three levels of certifica- tion in the National Pork Producers Council PQA program. Certification VanVranken pleads guilty tO .auto theft cnarge Jennifer Lynn Van Vranken, 20, of Graceville plead guilty to an amended charge of theft, a gross misdemeanor at a hearing held June 26 at the Big Stone County Courthouse. VanVranken was originally charged with two counts - theft and theft of a motor vehicle, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail, a $10,000 fine or both.. She agreed to plead guilty to the amended theft charge, and the other was dropped, according to Big Stone County Court documents. According to court documents, on June 1, VanVranken's father, Dr. Arthur VanVranken of Graceville telephoned the Big Stone County Sheriff's department• VanVranken stated that he had been letting Jennifer borrow his vehicle, a 1990 • Mazda, tO drive her and her boyfriend back and forth to work in Willmar. VanVranken stated that the pair had stolen some money and the car from him sometime between May 29 and June 1, and he believed they were headed for Indianapolis, IN where Jennifer's boyfriend was from. The documents indicated that Dr. VanVranken had received a call from his son earlier, who stated that Jennifer had telephoned him from a truck stop near Tomah, WI. Jennifer stated that the car had broke down on the way along the interstate. Deputy David Hills contacted officials in Wisconsin and learned that the car was being towed, and that Wisconsin officials had received a report from two young people who fit the description walking along the interstate. VanVranken was arrested by Big Stone County Deputy Sheriff John Haukos June 13 after she had returned to Ortonville, and was ta-lten to the Stearns County J in St. Cloud• She made a first appearance on both charges in Kandiyohi County Court June 15, and again in Big Stone County Court June 26 where the guilty plea was entered. VanVranken is currently released on her own recognizance awaiting sentencing. for PQA Level I and 11 will be con- ducted during morning sessions 10:00 a.m. - Noon; Certification training for PQA Level lIl will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The same program format will be followed at all locations• (Lunch is on your own.) Producers may attend Level I and II training at one location and Level Ill certification at a future date. For more information, contact Bob Padula at the Chippewa County Extension Office at 320-269-6521 or 1-800-247-0412. Child bicyclist struck by car Aaron Loom(s, 5, of Ortonville was injured Saturday when his bicycle collided with a 1987 Ford Bronco, driven by Tonya Barnhardt of Big Stone City, SD. According to Ortonville Police Officer Robert Meyer, Barnhardt was traveling west down the hill on Lincoln Avenue in Ortonville when Loomis pulled out from the north alley in front of her vehicle• "The car struck Loomis and threw him aproximately 15 feet down the road," Meyer said. Loomis was then taken by ambulance to the Ortonville Hospital. According to Carol Loom(s, Aaron's mother, he sustained a fractured skull and is now doing fine except for an occasional headache• Aaron will get a final CAT scan today, Tuesday, June 30, and if all checks out, he will be released from the hospital, she said. RSVP response as soon as possible. If anyone has any questions, they are asked to contact Susan Klitzke at 839-2446. Inkpa Day parade entries needed Additional entries for Big Stone City's Inkpa Days Parade to be held on Sunday, July 12th are being sought. If your business or organization was mailed an entry form please complete the form and return it as soon as possible to the address on the form. Those not receiving an entry form may contact the City Office at 605- 862-8121 to enter their unit or to receive additional information. The parade committee would appreciate sign-up prior to parade day. There are also spaces available for additional arts and craft booths, for more information, please ontact Deb Barnhardt at 605-862-8110. 1973 OHS Class asked to RSVP The class of 1973 of Ortonville are having their 25 year class reunion Saturday, July 18, at the Big Stone Church Camp. Members of the class are asked to please send in their © € Message From "I only sleep with the best This was the statement made Emanuel Furniture recent Relay For Life Clad in sleep shirts Sharon Falk Simmons* Beautyrest" and adorable night caps, the Emanuel Furniture be very proud of their efforts and worthwhile event. We especially want to are not part of the Emanuel Furniture it the success it was. We at Emanuel Furniture and q full line of Simmons* BeautyresC products. dozen sets on display in our Sleep Shop. during Simmons* June Boom. We want you to "only sleep with the best" Stop in and see us• "A South Dakota Century Old Busing" EMAHUEL puRnrruRe AnD HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5:15pm; Sat. 9am-4pm_,, a Toll Free 888-432-4568 • 605.4.-40e" 306 South Third Street • SD 57252 GREEN THUMB INC., ASSISTS MATURE INDIVI WHO ARE 55 AND OVER IN GAINING FULL & EMPLOYMENT! DON'T LET THOSE BILLS GET YOU DOWN TO INQUIRE ABOUT GREEN THUMB'S ASK FOR HILDA AT 320-855-2440 Election July 7 in Big Stone City Next Tuesday, July 7 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Big Stone City Senior Center, residents of Big Stone City, SD are reminded to vote on the issue of whether or not to accept $600,000 in general obligation bonds from the South Dakota State Revolving Loan Fund. The bond, set not to exceed $600,000, will go towards two separate projects - the share the city must pay of the new Big Stone Lake area water treatment facility, located along Highway 75 in Ortonville, and the cost of a new water tower in Big Stone City. Weekday Cash! Steaks, Roasts & Burger - Per Lb. Chops & Roasts - Per Lb. 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE ';49.95 $29.95 Rites held for Goddard sister Shirley Turner, 53, sister of Diane Goddard of Ortonville, passed away on June 2:2, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO where she had received a double lung transplant nearly three years ago. Services were conducted by the hospital lung transplant chaplain with Diane as soloist (via recording) on June 25 at nearby Fairview Heights, IL in the area where the Turners resided. Unable to attended the services was her only daughter Jodi of Cleveland, OH who delivered a 9-1/2 lb. baby boy the following day. 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