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Obituaries Maven M. Kalberg Funeral services for Maven M. Kalberg Will be held Tudsday, July 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Pastor Marlene Elmstrom wi.ll be officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Mivon Marie Schulz was born on July 21, 1955 to parents William and Mavis (Jensen) Schulz in'Morris. She was baptized at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hegbert Township. She moved with her family to Appleton where she was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. Maven attended school in Appleton through graduation, when she then attended Willmar Area Vo-Tech Institute in Willmar. On July 3, 1976, Maven was united in marriage to Terry Kalberg at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton by Rev. Dan Abrams. Following their marriage, Maven and Terry moved tO Ortonville where they lived until 1989. They lived in St. Cloud until 1995, when they moved back' to Ortonville to be closer to family. To this union, Terry and Maven were blessed with one son, Erik. Maven was a member of First English Lutheran Church, the F.E.L.C. Church Women and the F.E.L.C. Altar Guild. She was also a member 'of the Minnesota Street Rod Association a.nd the Tri-County Street Rods, and Big Stone Cruisers Car Club, Women's International Bowling Congress and the Thursday Sparklers Women's Bowling League in Ortonville. Mavon's hobbies and pastimes included: baking and cooking, bowling, camping and road trips, shopping, reading and good movies. Most of all, Maven loved the time that she spent with her family and friends. Maven finished her fight with cancer on Wednesday, June 30, 20i0 at Ortonville's Northridge Residence. She was 54 years old. Maven is survived by her husband Joan Cloos Funeral Home announces the death of Joan Cloos, , age 77 of Big Stone City, SD. Joan Cloos died June 28 at Northridge Residence in Ortonville. Mass ' of Christian Burial was July 2 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Big Stone City. Father Doug Binsfeld officiated and burial was in the St. Charles Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandchildren. Music was' provided by Paula Rausch, guitarist and the St. Charles Funeral Choir. Joan K. (Cordie) Clo0s was born on June 28, 1933 inBig Stone City, SD. She was born to Joseph and Anna (Schuelke) Cordie. While attending school in Big Stone City, she worked at the Red Owl Grocery: After graduation, Joan worked for the Big Stone Canning Company until moving - to Minneapolis where she worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. While in Minneapolis, she also worked part-time as a cashier/ticket agent .for the State Theater. Joan married John "Jack? Cloos on April 25, 1953 at St. Charles Cath61ic Church, BigStone City. They made their home in Minneapolis. In 1954, they moved back to Big Stone where she worked at the Fairway Store, until her first child was born one year later. As she raised her family, Joan worked part-time at Big Stone Bank for 28 years. She spent a majority of her time while raising her seven children, cooking, baking, sewing and canning. Beginning in 1988, she worked as a teacher's aide at the Big Stone City School until her retirement in 2001. Joan enjoyed traveling tO see family and friends on the west coast, taking several trips over the years. She also loved spending time with her many, many friends, especially going for lunch or coffee. Joan's love for life was evident to all who knew her. She Welcomed all with open arms. The past seven years, Joan lovingly cared for Jack after his accident. Even with her own failing health, she of 34 years, Terry of Ortonville; son Erik of Ortonville; brothers Delroy (Pam) Schulz of Benson and Darold Schulz of Appleton; nieces Stephanie (Will) Sondag of Benson, Janelle (Dale) Vogelsang of Windsor, CA, Kristi (Nick) Core of Chandler, AZ and Julie (Ryan) Echtinaw of' Chandler, AZ; nephew Jason Schulz of Benson; aunts and uncles:Allowese Becker of Morris, Evelyn (Allen) Lund of Alexandria and Marvin Schulz of Morris; several cousins; and many true and treasured friends." Maven was preceded in death by her parents William "Bill" and Mavis Schulz. If you prefer to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please direct your gift to the Big Stone Health Care Foundation or to Rice Hospice. Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences to the family onqine, visit our website at "" tirelessly thought of others. Joan was very active in her church and throughout the community. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and with Big Stone Community Chorus. Joan also enjoyed reading, fishing, playing cards and putting puzzles together. Her greatest pleasure was a house full of family. Nothing made her smile more than seeing them walk through the door. Joan's faith was her greatest asset. Her final prayer was answered on her 7,7th birthday, meeting her Lord on the same day she came into this world. She will be dearly missed by her children: Jim (Jolene), Dave (Sheila), Bob (Denise), Roger (Lori), Todd (Candee), Cathy (Barry) Gerber and Janet (Tom) Waibel; 18 grandchildren; and siblings: Joseph (Bernie) Cordie and Bernadette (Chuck) Struck. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two infant sons, and three sisters. Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank was in charge of the arrangements for Joan Cloos. To send an electronic condolence visit of so. ................ 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There are many ways to prevent or reduce the amount of water that goes into the storm sewer or into a lake or river. First, don't over-water the lawn. Watering too much or too quickly will cause the water to run off instead of soaking into the soil. Second, consider using a commercial car was. Commercial car, washes use an average of two-thirds less water per car than washing a car at home. Commercial washes are also required by law to drain wastewater into sewer systems and many recycle and reuse rinse water. There are also more permanent ways to reduce runoff. They include: 1. Reduce impervious surfaces like driveways, parking areas and walkways or use pervious materials that allow water to soak in. Gravel is not an impervious surface. Once gravel becomes compacted, surface water runs off of it just like a paved surface. 2. Divert water away from a storm sewer or lake, fiver or wetland by sloping paved surfaces so water flows to vegetated areas or rain gardens. 3. Instead of straight paths, make winding paths to the water (lake, river or wetland) or the driveway to minimize direct runoff. 4. Minimize lawns, because areas Vegetated with-long-rooted plants absorb more runoff than lawns. Everything we do on the land impacts our waters. Learn how you can help at Meetings00---00 I ALANON MEETINGS every Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Ortonville Senior Citizen Center (use side entrance). Friends and family of alco- holics are invited. 32-TF* AA MEETINGS every Monday, 8:30 a.m, 468 Main St., Big Stone City, SD and every Tuesday, 8 p.m., Ortonville Senior Center, 200 Mon- roe Ave. (use side entrance). 25-TF* Attitudes, goals characterize top performing farmers By Kent Olson, University of Minnesota Extension Farmers, lenders, educators and many others in agriculture have a long history of wondering why some farm- ers perform better than others. Since conditions vary over time, we need to keep asking the question in order to have the best answers. A University of Minnesota Exten- sion survey of farmers in southwest Minnesota collected nonfinancial char-: acteristics in addition to the farm's fi- nancial information. The survey included questions on formal educa- tion, farmers' attitudes toward manage- ment, their situation, and other potential reasons that are frequently mentioned by farmers when discussing performance. For our data analysis, the farms were ranked on the basis of net farm in- come per operator and on rate of return on assets (ROA-market basis), and then divided into the top 25 percen.t and the remaining 75 percent groups for each measure. The scores and meas- ures for many answers and measures were then estimated by group and com- pared to see where the top group was significantly different from the other 75 percent of farmers. Our preliminary analysis points out several interesting factors which farm- ers potentially can control or change Factors which have an overall posi- tive impact on either net farm income per operator or ROA include having a positive attitude: the farmers' attitude that they control their own destiny and that farming has a bright future. Other positive factors include setting and striving for goals, paying a higher wage (for good people), and being in- volved in a custom work enterprise to increase the efficiency in using their machinery. Farmers in the top group were more likely to agree with the statement that their concern for the en- vironrfient affected their decisions. More profitable farmers were more likely to own more crop acreage and have more employees, but this may be more of a result of profitability than a cause of higher profitability. Overall negative factors related to being in the top group included the value they placed on an income state- ment (which may be a reflection of the top being more interested in leading in- dicators of income production versus an after-the-fact statement of income). A nonfarm job held by the primary de- cision maker was negatively related to being in the top group (but this does not mean that a farmer should resign from his/her nonfarm job to become more profitable automatically). One apparent contradiction was the positive impact on net farm income per operator of a farm having a successor contrasted with the negative impact of the importance placed on having a fu- ture generation farming. This contra- diction disappears though when we consider that a successful farm with higher profits is more attractive to a successor being ready to take over the farm, and the realization that actively putting that future generation in place may likely have a negative impact on income per operator during the transi- tion. This is only a preliminary perspec- tive on some interesting findings. More factors and variables are being meas- ured and analyzed. For more Extension resources on farm management, visit Others involved in this work are Ex-  tension educators C. Robert Holcomb, Gary Hachfeld, Jim Kurtz, and David Bau. Victor Gauto, graduate student in Applied Economics, did the statistical analysis. Rebate Checks: Jelly in MN Medicare "Donut Holes" Beginning this week, an estimated 70,000 Minnesotans on Medicare will be receiving a one-time rebate check of $250. They are receiving the money because they spend enough on pre- scription drugs to fall into the coverage gap known as the "doughnut hole;" when government assistance for drug costs runs out. It's part of the health care reform package passed by Conz gress. Amy McDonough, communications director for AARP Minnesota, wants to assure those who get the checks that they won't be contacted in advance by anyone from Medicare, and they do not need to do anything in order to qualify for the rebate. "You don't need to sign up for any- thing. Medicare will automatically see that you are in the doughnut hole and will send you a 250-dollar rebate." With thousands of checks on the way, AARP is warning recipients that scammers are attempting to get some people to give out private information ifi order to steal from them.: McDo- nough cautions people not to provide personal information over the phone or by email to anyone who claims to be able to help them receive the refund check. "No one is going to ask for your in- formation from Medicare over the phone. If you get a phone call that says 'we just need your bank account infor- mation so we can send you this check' you should know right away that it's a scam." Reporting such contacts to the local police and state attorney general could help shut down potential fraud opera- tions, she adds, AARP has launched a web resource called the Doughnut Hole Calculator, which helps anyone determine if the 2010 Ford F-250 Crew King Ranch 6.4L DSL 10k mL Best Price ,000045,995 2007 Ford F-350 Crew XLT Long Box 6.0L DSL 2006 Ford F-2SO Crew XLT 5.4L Gas 85K ml. 2006 Ford F-350 Crew ,I XLT Long Box 6.0L DSL i 2001 Chevrolet 2500 HD Crew LT 6.6L DSL 96k ml , Best Price 518,495 gap would affect them this year, says McDonough. 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