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Co. Using EBT Sysret Checks, Food Stamps Department of send- stamp ntonth to those accord- Family will use a electronic bene- to receive an account set The card out of cash benefits lrrent from which by writing .State, the pro- intended to be Stamps, but cash recipi- as well. )hased in nesota, has used the April 1998. are using the all counties in using the EBT .'cash and food l! not change although benefits are mniled to people and then a personal call to the the recipient card; recipi- trot to let others "There should be less loss and fraud in the food stamp program with the use of this system," offi- cials stated. In operation, the EBT cards func- tion much in the same way as a debit card. The holder may use his/her card to buy food or get cash benefits from point-of-sale machines at stores that provide them. The POS machine may be used to buy food with food stamps or cash benefits, buy non-food items with cash benefits, withdraw cash from cash benefits, or get cash back with a purchase, if the grocer's pol- icy is to give cash back. Cash withdrawals can be made only from cash benefits'and not from the card holder's food benefit account. In Big Stone County, approxi- mately 324 EBT cards were issued in April. According to the Family Service office, EBT cards may be used at Deutsch's Food Market in Beardsley, Graceville Super Valu in Graceville, Clinton Super Valu in Clinton, Bills Super Valu in Ortonville. The Holiday Station at Ortonville has a machine that will provide cash benefits, but no food, according to Renee Ahles, Financial Assistance Specialist at the Big Stone County Family Service office. MARY J. SMITH FOOD STAMP AND CASH BENEFIT recipients are now using a plastic Minnesota EBT card like this to receive their benefits. The electronic benefits transfer card eliminates paper checks and food stamps. s talk about ... ts a monthly article submitted by the Big Stone County Resource Center. Services available include support, advocacy to victims of domestic violence. For more to schedule an appointment or to inquire about upcoming the Ortonville office, 839-2331. 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1- ..... "Personal Safety" fatal shootings within L'qriet itll'atio] W id e i prompted.a lfety of their own [in South Dakota [o 1 It acts of violence. In lr an assigned task ! the school's current means of identifying potentfally violent students and the changes needed to implement a procedural safety plan to be used during any violent outbreaks. 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To identify her safety options as well as supporting community resources we complete a personal "safety plan." This is a means of empowering the victim to ensure future safety for herself and her children. A personal "safety Man" is Big Stone Cellular . Ortonville, M] 320-839-3264 888-839-3265 Bob's TV Milbank, SD 605"432-6491 who subso'd to TOCaJ Ch, o,,ce PI.ATINUM by 7/22,98. Offer ctul:  free  of 2.99 certlfcales and one Toon I Watch (whde s last; Idce sal'taulmcts may aPPlY). Allow 641  DSS . DIRECTV, DS asKI Total  are traO'us o DIRECW, Inc.. a trod ol ugls HELPING OUT AT THE BLOODMOBILE Tuesday is Samantha Strege, daughter of Dean and Mona Strege of Ortonville. Strege earned her Girl Scout silver award from the project, and helj)ed Deb Ellingson to set up appointments, advise donors, and give instructions. The volunteers surpassed their goal of 120 units with 144 presenting, 10 deferrals, three first-timers and 132 actual units. appropriate for any woman concerned with possible harm from another person in her life, past or present. It can be applied to home, school, place of employment. Many resources are available and include emergency numbers such as "911", law enforcement, the court system, and social services. Memorials for Rice Hospice The following memorials were received by Rice Hospice Ortonville/Graceville, for the month of May, 1998: In memory of: Hilda King from Vicki King; Mike Piatz from Verna Piatz. A donation was given to the Ortonville hospice library in memory of Everard Berdan by Julie Hippie. Other donations were given to the hospice program by Woody and Janis Sellin; and the Ortonville/Big Stone Ministerial Association. Arndt honored by state recorders assn. Gloria Arndt, Big Stone County Recorder and Registrar of Titles, recently was awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment under the Minnesota County Recorders Association continuing edeucational training program. Arndt completed credits in the areas of Public Administration, Related Business and Skill Development for the term of 1994- 98. She received her Certificate in June, 1998 at the Minnesota Association of County Recorders Conference. "The Association is proud of public officials such as Gloria who voluntarily invest their time, effort and study hours for continuing eduction which enables them to better serve the public," says a spokesperson. lieve it or not, l am-- going to be 40 on July 11th! LENDING RATES STARTING AT 7.25% APR* Loans Available for Boats, Cars, Recreational Vehicles... Any Need You May Have. Marquette Bank is offering all kinds of loans for all kinds of reasons. 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