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MSUM announces Spring Dean's List Minnesota State University, Moorhead has announced its Spring Semester Dean's List Students must maintain a 3.25 or higher grade point average and carry 12 graded credits to qualify for the honor. Area students named to list include: Ortonville-Dustin Beachem, Health Services Admiriistration; Jessica Gloege, Art and Art Education; Nicole Pfleger, Graphic Communications; Cory Stattelman, Finance; and Benjamin Zahrbock, Elementary Education. Big Stone City, SD-Kaitlyn Pinkert, Biology and Keegan Stock, Economics. Bellingham-Garrett Henrich, Business Administration and Accounting; Kali Maatz, Speech/Language/Hearing Science; and Mary Spors, Communication Studies. Clinton-Gloria Stotesbery, Business Administration. Graceville-Sarah Hoppe, Elementary Education; Kelsey Kleindl, Community Health; Renee Kleindl, Social Work; Christa Powlish, Nursing; and Matthew Powlish, Accounting. Hartman graduates from St. Mary's U Rebecca Hartman, daughter of William and Diane Hartman of Ortonville, received a bachelor of arts degree from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota on May 9 in Winona. Approximately 220 studnets took part in SMU's 84th commencement exer- cises. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has more than 5,700 stu- dents enrolled in undergraduate, grad- uate and certificate programs in Winona, the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nairobi, Kenya. At Saint Mary's residential campus in Winona, the undergraduate curriculum combines traditional liber- al arts and sciences with career prepa- ration in a student-centered environ- ment. Williams on UW River Falls Dean's list Megan Williams of Ortonville has been named to the University of Wisconsin River Falls spring semester 2009 Dean's List. A total of 280 students has been released by Registrar Daniel Vande Yacht. To be named to the Dean's List, a full-time undergraduate student must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0, or m/dewey between an "A" and "B" average. Dawald-Nelsen on St. Cloud Dean's List St. Cloud State University has announced the names of 1,466 stu- dents whose academic achievement placed them on the fall semester dean's list. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Among them are the following from Ortonville: Alex Thomas Dawald, G.R. Herberger College of Business, Finance, 3.8, Allison Lynn Nelsen, G.R. Herberger College of Business, Finance, 4.0. NDSCS graduates Class of 2009 The North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) awarded degrees, diplomas and certificates to 507 graduates this year. Area students graduating in May were: Ortonville-Scott Karels, A.A.S John Deere Tech and Kira Sherod, A.A.S Office Administration. Bellingham-Patrick Karels, A.A.S Electrical Technology. Clinton-Nathan Nordly, A.A.S Agriculture. Graceville-Kody Needham, Certificate, Plumbing and Scott Shippy, A.A.S Business Management. Spars named to Carlson School Spring Dean's List Daniel Spars, son of Michael and Susan Spars of Bellingham, was named to the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, Spring Semester 2009 Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List are recognized for outstanding academic achievement by earning a 3.66 grade point average or higher in 12 or more A/F credits for the semester. The Carlson School undergraduate curriculum has gained national attention for its balance of liberal arts and communications and its emphasis on management disciplines. The Bachelor of Science in Business degree requires two years of liberal arts education, followed by two years of upper division course work. Danny, a 2008 graduate of Ortonville High School is a freshman in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Business Management. Have a Business Idea? 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Berkner Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning West Hwy. 12 Ortonville, MN 320-839-3234 LAKESHORE RV PARK PLAYED HOST to the Minnesota State 900 Round Archery Tournament for the second year in a row on June 20 and 21. The host club was the Swift County Archers in Benson. Four members of the Milbank Valley Archers placed in the Tournament. Dr. Ronn McDaniel placed 2nd in Bow Hunters Freestyle, Matt Kasuske was 1st in Freestyle, Denny Amberg was 3rd in Senior Freestyle and Jody Pletan finished 3rd in Pro Freestyle. There were 125 shooters taking part in the Tournament. The first day was sunny and windy, with high scores posted. The second day produced rain and wind but the shooters kept going, again posting high scores. Friedrichs give thanks for event in Bellingham | HI Rev. and Mrs. RobertA. Friedrich, now of Willmar, formerly of Bellingham extend thanks to all who People are heading to the beaches, is nearby. Don't bury your head in a models include bathing suits with helped in the recent all-class reunion lakes and pools around Minnesota book at the beach or pool when chil- built in life vests. in Bellingham. looking for a little relief from soaring dren are near the water. Watch them Know how to rescue a drowning "The recent school event at summer temperatures and humidity, the whole time. Children can slip person without putting yourself at Bellingham brings many memories to Unfortunately, as cool and refresh- away and escape your notice - and risk. Throw a floating object or mind. We want to say thank you to all ing as it may look, water can be a they are unable to cry out for help extend something like a paddle, towel the teachers and staff, who assisted killer, while they are drowning, or other item to the victim, so if they with the education of our children and "Many people are ready for some Take swimming lessons and make start to pull you in, you can release it some of our grandchildren, fun in the water," said Tim Smalley, sure your children do too. Many local to try another form of rescue. Only "Thanks to the Lord for His bless- Minnesota Department of Naturalparks and recreation departments, attempt a swimming rescue if you are ings and giving us a great weekend for Resources (DNR) boat and water community schools and the American properly trained in lifesaving tech- the reunion and celebration. Thanks safety specialist. "But people need to Red Cross offer swimming lessons, niques. for this chance to meet with former remember that even though water is even for adults. Call 911 in an emergency. You students, friends and parents, fun, it can be deadly to the careless or Don't swim from a boat anchored can always cancel your call if it turns "Thanks to all who did the plan-clueless." in deep water without a life vest no out to be a false alarm. ning and carried out the plans. The DNR offers these tips to help matter how good of a swimmer you : If a person has been totally sub- Thanks to the hundreds who came. It make it a safer summer in Minnesota: think you are. merged in water and then recovered, was both a sad and happy occasion. - Wear your life vest when boating. Swim with a buddy. Even adults insist they seek medical attention. A 'As the units went by us on Sunday Most boat-related drownings happen can get into trouble in the water and if small amount of inhaled impure water afternoon we were thinking. This is to people who can swim, but aren't no one is there to help, drowning can can cause severe lung infections and the last school parade for Bellingham wearing life vests at the time of the be the outcome, even death if untreated. School.' The school bus at the end of accident. Swim in a designated swimming Learn child and adult CPR. the parade reminded us the school is If you are going to watch fire- area with lifeguards whenever pass/- Alcohol and water don't mix. closed now. works from your boat, make sure your ble and do not swim outside theBooze and beer are two of the greatest God be with you till we meet again running lights are working before you swimming area markers, dangers while swimming or boating. to the teachers, staff, students, friends, leave the dock. Switch them on at Don't rely on plastic arm "float- And never drink alcohol while super- parents and grandparents, sunset. There are collisions every year ies," inner tubes or water toys to save vising children. Cordially, Pastor and Irene after fireworks shows because a your child's life. Those items may For more tips on boat and water Friedrich, Willmar. boater didn't check their lights before deflate and can slip off. The only safety, call the DNR at 651-296-6157 dark. flotation device your child should be or 888-646-6367; or e-mail boatand- Big Stone P.O. Drowning is often silent, occurs using is a U.S. Coast Guard approved within minutes, and often when help life vest. Recently-approved child's closes at noon on Fri. July 3 All Post Offices in the Dakotas District, which covers South Dakota, North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota, will be open on Firday, July 3, but many will shorten Ietail lobby hours and close at noon. The Big Stone City Post Office window will be open from 9-12. Regular mail delivery for July 3 will be unaffected by the change. In Post Offices where retail coun- ters and access to Post Office Boxes are co-located, PO Box mall access will only be available until noon in offices closing early. Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office and commercial cus- tomers are asked to check with their Bulk Mail Acceptance Unit for July 3 hours of operation. Customers may call 1-800-ASK-USPS for informa- tion about specific Post Offices. In addition, mail should be deposited into blue collection mailboxes by noon for early pick-up on July 3. Customers requiring postal services later that day are encouraged to con- tact their local postmaster. Post Offices will be closed Saturday, July 4. Sunday/Holiday Express Mail only will be delivering on the Fourth of July in Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume Monday, July 6. WlC voucher pickup for July WlC stands for Women, Infants and Children. We provide healthy foods and nutrition information to promote good health in pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to five. We are currently serving about 1600 participants in the five county Countryside Public Health Services area. Our income guidelines are very generous and it has just been made even easier to qualify. For more information, call 1-800- 244-6026. WIC voucher pickup for July are as follows: July 2: Prairie V Meeting Room, Madison, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7: Countryside Public Health Office, Ortonville 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Extension office to close July 6-13 Due to the Big Stone County Fair, the Big Stone County Extension Office will be closed from Monday, July 6 through Monday July 13. We will be open again on Tuesday, July 14 for regular office hours. BUY-SELL-REHT.HIRF- o We salute our dedicated volunteers of the , ORTONVILLE AMBULANCE SERVICE who help us at a moment's notice. Kathryn Meyer has been a member of the Ortonville Ambulance Squad for eight years. Born in Madison and raised in Milbank, SD, Kathryn attended South Dakota State University in Brookings and graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD. Kathryn and her husband David have lived in Ortonville since 2000. She is' employed at OAHS, performing several duties werking in the outreach clinic with several outreach physicians in surgery as OR Technician and also CSR Tech. David retired from the Minnesota National Guard in 1999 and is currently employed at OAHS in the Maintenance Department. Members of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville, Kathryn is a member of the Altar Circle and also sings in the Church choir. Kathryn and David have two children. Elisabeth, 19, is a student at Minnesota State University in Moorhead major- ing in Accounting. She is a lifeguard and Assistant Pool Director at the Ortonville Municipal Swimming Pool for the summer. Jacob, 15, will be a sophomore at Ortonville High School and is working as a lifeguard this summer at the Ortonville Pool. Kathryn's parents, Donald and Mildred Schweer, reside in Milbank, SD. She has four brothers, Kevin and Richard of Milbank, SD, Randall of Watertown, SD and Nell of Ross, ND. Kathryn explains why she joined the Ortonville Ambulance Squad. "I joined the Ortonville Ambulance to volun- teer as an EMT to serve the community," said Meyer. "It's a privilege to help people in need of care and I find it rewarding. Being an EMT provides different challenges than what I do in my nursing position. I enjoy working with my fellow EMTs and would like to thank our community for all their support." 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