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Good old days in the ()rtonville area THIS, INDEED, IS AN OLDIE...a photo of Ortonville's main street looking north, which must have been taken around the early part of this century, as you'll note there is no paved street. The autos shown, of course, are of the years in the early 1900s. Photo submitted by reader Keirn Raymond DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Or4onville ) hdeoendent the Correll Farmers Exchange. A grand opening of the new granite room of the Cashtown Cafe will be held on Wednesday afternoon and evening. The room was con- structed by Oscar Lundberg. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Kelvington of Big Stone City are the parents of a girl born July 17 and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Peters of Nassau are parents of a boy born July 17. 10 YEARS AGO July 13, 1988 Big Stone Lake's water level is currently 1.2 feet lower than normal for mid July. Pictures of the drought were included in this issue. Norbert Berndt of Big Stone City was presented the Americanism citation by Larry Roggenbuck of the Big Stone Legion. Stacy Welberg of Montevideo will compete with 50 other candidates for Aquatennial Queen. She is a granddaughter of Erna Adelman and the late Jerome Adelman of Ortonville. Lorrayne Karn was hon- ored as the Legionette of the Year, won the district level and went on to the state level. Raymond and Esther Mullins were honored on their 60th wedding anniversary last Saturday. A boy was born July 7 to Mr. and Mrs. Ron Athey of Ortonville and a boy on July l0 to Mary and Tom Smithwick of Milbank at the Ortonville Hospital. 25 YEARS AGO July 4, 1973 Ortonville's Weight Watcher group is one of the largest groups in the state of Minnesota, according to lectur- er Dorothy Barnes. Dgmar Redler of West Berlin, Germany will be next years foreign exchange student and will be making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Ken Berg and Karla. New temporary quarters for the Goodyear Farm Tire Center is the south half of the old Geier Lumber Co. building on main street. Rev. Richard Gist of Bellingham, Madison and Odessa congregations has been appointed to the Calvary United Methodist church in St. Paul. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schliesman of Wilmot and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rethke of Milbank, SD. 50 YEARS AGO July 22, 1948 Fred Wulff Sr. of Graceville has filed for the office of county commissioner for the first district. The seat is now held by P.A. Hanratty of Barry, present chairman of the board. The Sweetcorn Festival is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 16 and 17th. The H.C. Nelson Grain Co. of Correll has been transferred to Art Sackreiter of Correll and Fred Carlson of Kerkhoven. The business will be known as 70 YEARS AGO July 12, 1928 Clarence (Cub) Wiley was the winner of the local handi- cap golf tournament held here last Sunday afternoon. Three hundred relatives and friends helped Mr. and Mrs. Lars Dobak celebrate.their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday afternoon at their home in Artichoke. Clara Daehn and Manley Alsaker were united in mar- riage Tuesday, July 10th at St. Peter. J.P. Johnson and Charles Arnold have filed for re-elec- tion to the Ortonville School Board. # I This column sponsored in part by (320) 839-3820 I e e Hwy. 75 North Ortonwlle, MN 56278 j [ Library00'*cOrner I Extension repo00 ..... 0 Jean Kvols, Classmates won't excuse that kind of By Laurie Hammel, Librarian It's Amnesty Month at the Ortonville Public, Library, everybody! I know some of y all have been hiding overdue books in your house, back in a closet somewhere, afraid of the library police. This is your chance! Time to ransack your houses and turn in all overdue books, tapes, and magazines without fear of recrimination or million-dollar fines. You can even do it anonymously, by cruising through the alley in the dead of night and chucking them in the book drop. Why, you may ask, is the library doing this? Because we're getting organized ! Ortonville is a member of the Pioneerland Library System, which has the dubious distinction of being the only library system in the state of Minnesota that hasn't been computerized. We're finally getting everything together and (cross your fingers) hope to be in business this fall. Part of that process involves putting a barcode sticker on each and every check-out-able item the library owns, and I can't do that if it's on a shelf in your front closet or under your sofa cushion. So please, everybody, find those books-n-stuff and get them back to the library ASAE While we're on the topic, please keep an open mind about the automation process. Things will change a little bit at the library, but it will also provide a bunch of new services for everyone. For example, you'll actually be able to know how many things you have checked out and when they're due. Requests for materials will be processed much faster. All the videos and audiobooks will be on the catalog, not just the books. Our books are loaded on the new system right this very minute, actually, and you can find it on the Internet at www.pals.msus.edu. (This will make more sense when we're completely online and you can do research and place requests from home. Or Belize, for that matter.) From the library side of things, checking materials in and out will be much faster. The new system will provide information on what people use at the library, and I'll be able to base purchasing decisions on it. Most importantly, I'll have much more accurate and timely information on what we have access to, rather than saying, "Uh, I dunn0; let me get back to you. " I just hate that... I'll be keeping you posted, so stay tuned. MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRUISE August 22-25 5379 Dinner Cruise, Winnipeg City tour, Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba Museum, Forks Market, Two nights Folklorama Festival dinners. Grotto of Redemption, Bridges of Madison County, lunch and tour at Amana Colonies, a 100 mile Mississippi River Cruise, Little Brown Church in the Vale. NEW ENGLAND SFATES Sept. 28-Oct. 11 ;1109 Tours pf Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton and Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green Gables, Lobster Supper, Cabot Trail, Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Scotia Prince ferry and Niagara Falls Autumn in Brn,,.,.,,,St, 15-20 Mack, Isl/gawa Canyon :LpL 21--26 Duluth/Superior .................... Oct. 3-4 Frankenmuth tour, Bronner's World of Christmas, Niagara Falls, tour of Boston, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Plymouth Rock, Mayflower, Cranberry World, tour of Newport, R1, tour of New York City, Ellis and Liberty Islands. Wisc. Fall Splendor ............... Oct. 7-9 Hosffest #2. ........................ Oct. 15-18 Picturesque Branson ......... Oct. 19-23 All prices are based on per person double occupancy, P.O. Box 6 West Hwy. 12 Murdock, Minnesota 56271 320-875-2491 or 1-800-288-8246 County Extension Educator CHILDREN AND FRIENDSHIP Friendship is so important to kids. Sometimes as kids grow up they struggle with friendships. How do you go about making friends? Do you stay friends with the same people forever? What if your friend suddenly rejects you? What if your friends don't always like each qther and you get caught in the middle? Parents can help children through the rough times of friendship by role playing, teaching them to follow rules, and sharing similar experiences. Role playing helps shy children learn to speak with authority. After practicing with a parent, a kindergartner can firmly tell the bully on the bus, "Eric, stop pulling my hair right now !" Or a second grade boy who never gets his turn at the computer can say, "I was here first, so stop pushing me!" If children freeze when threatened, memorizinga comeback may help call a bully's bluff. Children who don't follow rules or who always insist on being in charge may not be accepted by the group. Parents shouldn't allow children to bend a game's rules or throw a temper tantrum after losing a game. behavior. If a clique shuts out a child, developing a friendship with children accepted by the group but positioned near the edge connects the excluded child with the clique. The relationship might even become a fast friendship of its own. When children lose a best friend, parents can help by listening to them and sharing a similar childhood experience. This reassures children that their experience isn't uncommon. Parents can also encourage them to talk with the ex-friend in private or to move on to another group of friends. Parents may need to help their child think of what they want to say to their ex-friend or how to ask a tough question. A new hobby or skill might be the answer for a shy child. When children believe they are good at something, they feel more confident, and they may meet other children with the same interests. Unpopularity and rejection are sure to happen at some point in most children's lives, but parents can offer children friendship tips and loving support to help them through these tough times. Like. a goc nel00r S. From heree Del Silberstein 118 NW Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2531 State Farm Insurance Conlpa nit.s Home Offices. I:lloa nninglon. Illinois DATES TO REMEMBER: July 8 4-H Demonstration Day/Food Review(4:00 p.m.) July 9 - Summer Field Day at WCES with tours starting at 7:30 a.m. July 9 - 4-H Dog Project training at Lindquist farm (7:00 p.m.) July 9 - Creative Memories Workshop at Gayle Boehnke's house (7-9 p m ) July 10 - 4-H Pie Making Day July 11 - Big Stone County Horse Show at Clinton Fairgrounds starting at 9:00 a.m. July 13 - 4-H Horse Project Training at Clinton Fairgrounds (4:00 p.m.) July 13 - Almond Highlanders 4-H Club Tour (evening) July 14 - Dairy Goat Workshop at Clinton Fairgrounds (1:30-4:00 p.m.) July 14- Beardsley( H Club Tour July 16 - Educators' Meeting July 16- Fashion Revue Fashion Revue at (7:30 p.m.) July 16- 4-H at Lindquist farm July 20 - 4-H Training at Clinton p.m.) July 20 - Fairgrounds July 21 Orientation July 22 - Entry Judging for livestock July 23-26 - Big MINNESOTA'S (going to be) LARGEST ANTIQUE, CRAFTS & COLLECTORS FAIR/FLEA MARKET JULY 17, 18, 19, 1998. 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