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GUEST READER AT LAKESIDE PARK ON TUESDAY, JUNE 23 for Storytime in the Park was Vicki Oakes. She is shown above holding her nephew, Ellis Longnecker, son of Isaiah and Stacy Longnecker. T~ere were about 20 children and adults in attendance. Choose from 38 health plans that make sense for your life Choice. It's always good when it comes to health plans. Because your needs are unique, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has plans as individual as you are. For example, Options Blue is a plan with a health savings account. With John Stolpman Simply BluesM you pay only for the coverage you Box277 8eningham, MN need, not for what you don't. Maybe Personal (320) 568-2101 Blue is right for you. It's a plan that provides you and your family more traditional benefits. Give me a call. We can discuss your situation and find out which plan will work best. Authorized independent agent/agency for BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota loyce Hermans 45 NW 2nd St. Ortonvi]]e, MN (320) 839-6194 Rites held for Lida Leibel Word today from friend Art and Marian Anderson, former residents now of Fairbault: Lida (Anderson) Leibel passed away June 6, 2009 in Menifee, CA afer a brief illness. Lida was a 1943 graduate of Ortonville High School. She taught school in Minnesota, including coun- try school, and elementary schools in Ortonville and Canby. She received her degree in Greeley, CO and then taught in the San Diego area for many years. Lida married Navy Cmdr. Robert J. Leibel (retired) in 1956. Cmdr. Leibel served in the Viet Nam War flying several missions as a carrier pilot. Lida is survived by her husband Robert; one daughter Leslie (Dennis) Sutton; and two grandchildren Josh and Aarika Sutton; one sister Avis Ahrndt of Eden Prairie and one broth- er Art (Marian) Anderson of Faribanlt. Art and Marian attended a memor- ial service for Lida on June 17, 2009 in Sun City, CA. She will be missed by family and many friends. Youth/Adult 09 won Lost Team 6 .26 6 Alley Cats 19.5 12.5 Wild Cats 17 15 Damage Inc 17 15 Silver Spoons 16 16 Hasslen Group 14 18 Team 4 .9 23 Rockensocks .6.5 23.5 SG: 385; Team 6, SS: 994; Team 6, HG: 494; Team 6. Men: SG: 227; Jake Heck; SS: 554; Jake Heck, HG:274; Jake Heck; HS: 695; Jake Heck. Women: SG: 164; Kathy Hasslen, SS: 396; Kathy Hasslen, HG: 249; Kathy Hasslen, HS: 651; Kathy Hasslen. Boys: SG: 198; Eric Montzka, SS: 529; Eric Montzka, HG: 245; Eric Montzka, HS: 670; Eric Montzka. Girls: SG: 166; Maria Miller, SS: 350; Maria Miller, HG: 256; Maria Miller, HS: 651; Kaylyn Rockensock. ***** ( Check out our web site at ) The U.S. Small Business Under this declaration, the SBA's Administration (SBA) is reminding Economic Injury Disaster Loan disaster victims that July 27 is the fil- Program is available to farm-related ing deadline for federal economic small businesss concerns, small agri- injury disaster loans available in Big cultural cooperatives and most pri- Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift vate, non-profit organizations of all and Yellow Medicine counties in sizes that suffered financial losses as a Minnesota. direct result of this disaster. Farmers The SBA declared a disaster and ranchers are not eligible to apply because of damages and losses to to SBA. crops caused by severe thunderstorms Eligible small businesses and non- with high winds and large hail that profit organizations may qualify for occurred on July 31,2008. loans up to $2 million. These loans "When the Secretary of are available at a four percent interest Agriculture issues a disaster declara- rate with loan terms up to 30 years. tion to help farmers recover from The SBAdetermines eligibility based damages and losses to crops, the SBA on the size of the applicant, type of issues a declaration to assist small activity and its financial resources. businesses and most private, non- Loan amounts and terms are set up by profit organizations affected by the the SBA and are based on each appli- same disaster," said Frank Skaggs, cant's financial condition. Under this Director of SBA's Field Operations disaster declaration, the SBA cannot Center East. provide loans to agricultural produc- ers. Disaster victims should contact the SBA's Customer Service Center by calling 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877- 8339 for the hearing-impaired) Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@ Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA's website at nce. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX ' 76155. Victims may visit SBA's secure Web site at to apply for disaster loans. Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA not later than July 27, 2009. "Get More Bang for Your Buck" You Name It We've Got It! Air Conditioned Shopping and Lowest Come Check Out "THE GODFATHER" 250 Ibs. - 6' tall Great Assortment a Debit & Credit Cards For the past 40 years, Lynn and Jean have seen their work take them to North Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska and New Hampshire. They have now narrowed it down to Minnesota and Florida since their retirement a few years ago. They still make trips to New Hampshire where their daughter Jennifer and grand- daughter Lily reside. "We still make several trips to Portsmouth to see our family," said Lynn. "We also have several friends that we visit with also." Jean was born and raised in Ortonville Lynn and Jean really like living in and graduated from Ortonville High School. Ortonville and Lynn helps his brother-in- Lynn is from Wabasso, so they are very law Rob on the farm with the harvest before familiar to the area. Jean's brother, Rob Randall farms northeast of Ortonville so it is nice to be closer to family. "We have been away from our families so long, it is nice to be able to spend time with them during the summer," said Jean. Lynn and Jean now reside in Ortonville for six months, and six months in Florida. Both recently retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance in New Hampshire, where they have spent the last 20 years. Lynn was a Business Analyst with the company for 30 years, while Jean was a Financial Analyst for 20 years. they head to Florida for the winter. "I really enjoy the farm work," said Lynn. "And we get to spend quality time with our families, both here in Ortonville and in Wabasso." In their spare time, they both like to trav- el and do plenty of it. Jean works with stain glass, enjoys quilting, walking and playing piano. Lynn is hoping to start doing more golfing and fishing. We welcome Lynn and Jean Georgius to the Big Stone Lake Area. LYNN AND JEAN GEORGIUS at home in Ortonville. Series sponsored by Minnwest Bank MINNWEST HOME MAX LINE OF CREDIT WE' RE PUTTI N G MINNWEST BANW www. 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Offer is ~JiOjsct to no~nol credit quoliticotions. $350 teminofion fee wB be colected If the occouol b closeO withh 2 years. NO clo~ng costs ovoiobk~ to new o~ e~ting Minnwe l Bank customers, M~ntmum loon amount of $113,000 is reduifed. If you mode only the minimum payment and took no other credit advances, If would take 3 yeats to pay off a credit advance of $10.0130 of on ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE of 6.25% Oudng that &e iod, you would make 35 monthly i:x]ymenfs ranging from $47.97 to $53 01 and one final i:x:]yment ol $10.053,01. Property Insurance may be reduired. -Consult o tax odv~so regarding deductibiiify of ~tefed. Some addffionol restifcflons may Ol:~Oly, Member FDtC. Rotes effecitve o~ ol May 26, 2009. Limited trne offer. Minnwest Ban[< 21 SE 2ncl Street Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-2568 Tuesday, June 30, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 5 !