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PRESENTING A CHECK to the local Parkinson&apos;s Disease Foundation, Headwaters Grill and Bar owners Dale and Mary Homan are pictured above. $820.00 was presented to Jeanette Felton, of Ortonvdle Area Health Services. The money was raised during last weekend's Ride Around Big Stone Lake for Parkinson's Disease. Local sponsors for the ride include Mallard Point, Glen's in Beardsley, Brown's Valley Municipal Liquor Store, Lancer's in Wilmot, SD, Whetstone Valley Saloon in Wilmot. The Wharf, Big Stone Leion, Fat Boy's in Nassau Headwaters and tke Columbian. " ' ACCEPTING THE CHECK for $1,236.50 is Ortonville's Gerald Longhenry. The check was given as a result of last week's fundraiser for the Longhenry family; a dance and barbeque held at Ortonville's 'Headwater's Grill and Bar. Longhenry is pictured above with Headwaters' owners, Mary and Dale Homan. County Board (Continued from page 1) Ronglien to make a list of things that improvement contract with Ronglien Excavating for work to be done on Highway 19 near odessa. The project is set to begin on about July 14. A motion was made, seconded and car- ried to enter into the contract with would help aid. tim  the permi t- Ronglien's. onng esS and report back to : cmission&s  alsopa a':r- ttm Board:to se kvhat can and cannot '- tutiOrt to eeptompletion-ml autho- be done by the Commissioners to help rize the final payment of Federal Aid Ronglien. work done by Bituminous Paving, The Board of Commissioners also Inc. on County Roads 6 and 21 near met with Big Stone County Engineer Clinton. A motion was made for a res- Nick Anderson to execute a highway olution to accept the completion of the MEADOWBROOK PARADE ENTRANTS, John and Lila Sails arepic- tured above with their model of "The Little School House". The Sails also handed out pencils at the Annual Fourth of July Parade held at Meadowbrook. project and authorize final payment. The motion was seconded, and the resolution passed by unanimous vote. Commissioners also discussed where they could make budget cuts if needed. Options discussed by Commissioners included an early retirement option, changing some positions to part time, and discussed some areas where cuts in budgeting can be made, such as non-essential money being spent The Board discussed how County department heads have worked to raise various fees, including Big Stone County's Sheriff's Offices and others. Commissioner Swigerd expressed concerns that there are not many places in which to save money within the county. "Courthouse offices have been very careful money- wise," said Swigerd, "I think our county has been really good at saving money." Boardmembers agreed that the best way to get a feeling as to where spending could be cut would be to meet with the county's department heads in a brain-storming session. Commissioner Dick Lane and Board Chair Alvin Maas volunteered to attend the department head meeting to discuss the issue of budget cuts. Big Stone County Assessor Sandy Void met with Commissioners to advise them of assessing contracts. According to Void, Big Stone County, Foster, Graceville and Prior Townships and the city of Johnson have entered into three year agree- ments. A motion was made to approve the contracts, was seconded and carried, In other action, Commissioners approved a malt liquor license for Stub's Pub in Graceville for July 4-6. They also approved the annual liquor license for Mallard Point Lodge along Big Stone Lake, including on-sale, off-sale and Sunday alcohol sales. Weekend storms affect area crops Thursday night's storms left the Big Stone Lake Area somewhat of a mess after strong winds, lightning, rain and hail rolled through the area. According to University of Minnesota Extension Director John Cunningham, rainfall amounts varied throughout the area, with much hail and wind damage to local crops. "I don't know that I have ever seen hail damage as bad as is some places now during my entire life," said Cunningham. According to Cunningham, there is about a four-to-six mile strip of crops that has received a majority of the damage. Some of the crop loss has been deemed total by Cunningham, other crops vary in the amount of CWC to hold style show July 15 Tuesday, July 15, 2003, is the day to be at the Ortonville Christian Women's Club for the unusually creative style show with "Uptown Fashions and Down Home Prices". The morning program is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the New Life Community Baptist Church, 605 N. Minnesota St., Ortonville. All ladies are invited with the Milbank Christian Women's Club as special guests. The community choir of Big Stone City will share "Songs Make the Mood." "Spoken With Style" is the theme for Bonnie Lutz' talk. Earlier in her life she was removed from an alcoholic home. She was a Minnesota "Teacher of the Year" more recently. Tickets are $3 inclusiv.e. Reservations are made by calling Violet (605) 862-8500 or Susie (320) 273-2340 by July 12. A nursery is available upon request, Walk-ins are also welcomed! Join us at our "Tailor-Made Extravagant Fashions" morning coffee on July 15. WCROC to hold annual meeting The Third Annual Meeting of the West Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership is July 10 at the Prairie's Edge Casino Resort Convention Center near Granite Falls. The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Convention Center. Prior to the meeting, an optional tour of Prairie's Edge Casino Resort will be conducted from 8:45 to 9:30 am. The meeting will adjourn to a Buffet Meal of Locally Grown Foods starting at 12 noon in the same meeting location at the Convention Center. Prairie's Edge Casino Resort is east of Highway 23, just south of Granite Falls. Look for the "big sign" along highway 23 for the exits. The purpose of the Annual Meeting is for citizens in west central Minnesota to gather together to review, interact, and help set ongoing direction for the West Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership in supporting/funding research and education projects that advance sustainable development in west central Minnesota. The Annual Meeting agenda will include presentations of selected projects, a showcase of all the projects and a Citizen Forum. The Citizen Forum will give participants a chance to interact with board members and project leaders as well as a space to discuss ideas on sustainable development in the region. damage received. "Some of the crops The Annual Meeting is open to can survive, depending on how badly :anyon'e that would like to attend. tlCeywere iSat , h:sad ........... ? Restratiorl . req'aid'#or food Cunningham also mentioned that it count and handouts. Please contact is getting late in the season to plant Dorothy Rosemeier, executive crops, and is hoping that farmers with director, for more information or to fields sustaining much damage have register at 320-760-3735 or e-mail insured crops, rosemeie @ mrs.umn.edu or wcrp@willmar.com. Independent Ads Get Noticed. You're Reading This One Aren't You?) PRINTING ;Our THE ORTONVILLE Walnut Grove, MN Laura Ingalls www.walnutgrove.org July 11.12.13, 18-19-20, Pageant Tickets 888-859-3102 1997 F-150 4x4 - $9,995 4.6 V8, AM/FM Cassette, 3rd Dr. 2000 F-250 SUPER DUTY - PS, Leather, Powerstroke 7.3 L 16,000 miles PRO Sew...where do you vehicle to get a new Dillan and Iorden Roggenbuck Dillan We take ours to Pro Collision & Glass -P_R O.ll R E COLLISION & GLASS ( Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE Second Street Ortonville Phone (320) 839-2255 Toll Free (IP00AT_g DAZZE'- Julg 1 at the MILBANI< M, e-" Register to Win Mall l lam- $100 2pm- Liebe Drug/Variety Must be present to Judy's Hallmark Shop FISHING BOATS RUNABOUTS PONTOONS TRAILERS LOOSE MOTOR00 Linda's Same person may not win twice! No purchase necessary to register. Mall Cafe Page 10  INDEPENDENT PRESENTING A CHECK to the local Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Headwaters Grill and Bar owners Dale and Mary Homan are pictured above. $820.00 was presented to Jeanette Felton, of Ortonvdle Area Health Services. The money was raised during last weekend's Ride Around Big Stone Lake for Parkinson's Disease. Local sponsors for the ride include Mallard Point, Glen's in Beardsley, Brown's Valley Municipal Liquor Store, Lancer's in Wilmot, SD, Whetstone Valley Saloon in Wilmot. The Wharf, Big Stone Leion, Fat Boy's in Nassau Headwaters and tke Columbian. " ' ACCEPTING THE CHECK for $1,236.50 is Ortonville's Gerald Longhenry. The check was given as a result of last week's fundraiser for the Longhenry family; a dance and barbeque held at Ortonville's 'Headwater's Grill and Bar. Longhenry is pictured above with Headwaters' owners, Mary and Dale Homan. County Board (Continued from page 1) Ronglien to make a list of things that improvement contract with Ronglien Excavating for work to be done on Highway 19 near odessa. The project is set to begin on about July 14. A motion was made, seconded and car- ried to enter into the contract with would help aid. tim  the permi t- Ronglien's. onng esS and report back to : cmission&s  alsopa a':r- ttm Board:to se kvhat can and cannot '- tutiOrt to eeptompletion-ml autho- be done by the Commissioners to help rize the final payment of Federal Aid Ronglien. work done by Bituminous Paving, The Board of Commissioners also Inc. on County Roads 6 and 21 near met with Big Stone County Engineer Clinton. A motion was made for a res- Nick Anderson to execute a highway olution to accept the completion of the MEADOWBROOK PARADE ENTRANTS, John and Lila Sails arepic- tured above with their model of "The Little School House". The Sails also handed out pencils at the Annual Fourth of July Parade held at Meadowbrook. project and authorize final payment. The motion was seconded, and the resolution passed by unanimous vote. Commissioners also discussed where they could make budget cuts if needed. Options discussed by Commissioners included an early retirement option, changing some positions to part time, and discussed some areas where cuts in budgeting can be made, such as non-essential money being spent The Board discussed how County department heads have worked to raise various fees, including Big Stone County's Sheriff's Offices and others. Commissioner Swigerd expressed concerns that there are not many places in which to save money within the county. "Courthouse offices have been very careful money- wise," said Swigerd, "I think our county has been really good at saving money." Boardmembers agreed that the best way to get a feeling as to where spending could be cut would be to meet with the county's department heads in a brain-storming session. Commissioner Dick Lane and Board Chair Alvin Maas volunteered to attend the department head meeting to discuss the issue of budget cuts. Big Stone County Assessor Sandy Void met with Commissioners to advise them of assessing contracts. According to Void, Big Stone County, Foster, Graceville and Prior Townships and the city of Johnson have entered into three year agree- ments. A motion was made to approve the contracts, was seconded and carried, In other action, Commissioners approved a malt liquor license for Stub's Pub in Graceville for July 4-6. They also approved the annual liquor license for Mallard Point Lodge along Big Stone Lake, including on-sale, off-sale and Sunday alcohol sales. Weekend storms affect area crops Thursday night's storms left the Big Stone Lake Area somewhat of a mess after strong winds, lightning, rain and hail rolled through the area. According to University of Minnesota Extension Director John Cunningham, rainfall amounts varied throughout the area, with much hail and wind damage to local crops. "I don't know that I have ever seen hail damage as bad as is some places now during my entire life," said Cunningham. According to Cunningham, there is about a four-to-six mile strip of crops that has received a majority of the damage. Some of the crop loss has been deemed total by Cunningham, other crops vary in the amount of CWC to hold style show July 15 Tuesday, July 15, 2003, is the day to be at the Ortonville Christian Women's Club for the unusually creative style show with "Uptown Fashions and Down Home Prices". The morning program is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the New Life Community Baptist Church, 605 N. Minnesota St., Ortonville. All ladies are invited with the Milbank Christian Women's Club as special guests. The community choir of Big Stone City will share "Songs Make the Mood." "Spoken With Style" is the theme for Bonnie Lutz' talk. Earlier in her life she was removed from an alcoholic home. She was a Minnesota "Teacher of the Year" more recently. Tickets are $3 inclusiv.e. Reservations are made by calling Violet (605) 862-8500 or Susie (320) 273-2340 by July 12. A nursery is available upon request, Walk-ins are also welcomed! Join us at our "Tailor-Made Extravagant Fashions" morning coffee on July 15. WCROC to hold annual meeting The Third Annual Meeting of the West Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership is July 10 at the Prairie's Edge Casino Resort Convention Center near Granite Falls. The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Convention Center. Prior to the meeting, an optional tour of Prairie's Edge Casino Resort will be conducted from 8:45 to 9:30 am. The meeting will adjourn to a Buffet Meal of Locally Grown Foods starting at 12 noon in the same meeting location at the Convention Center. Prairie's Edge Casino Resort is east of Highway 23, just south of Granite Falls. Look for the "big sign" along highway 23 for the exits. The purpose of the Annual Meeting is for citizens in west central Minnesota to gather together to review, interact, and help set ongoing direction for the West Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership in supporting/funding research and education projects that advance sustainable development in west central Minnesota. The Annual Meeting agenda will include presentations of selected projects, a showcase of all the projects and a Citizen Forum. The Citizen Forum will give participants a chance to interact with board members and project leaders as well as a space to discuss ideas on sustainable development in the region. damage received. "Some of the crops The Annual Meeting is open to can survive, depending on how badly :anyon'e that would like to attend. tlCeywere iSat , h:sad ........... ? Restratiorl . req'aid'#or food Cunningham also mentioned that it count and handouts. Please contact is getting late in the season to plant Dorothy Rosemeier, executive crops, and is hoping that farmers with director, for more information or to fields sustaining much damage have register at 320-760-3735 or e-mail insured crops, rosemeie @ mrs.umn.edu or wcrp@willmar.com. Independent Ads Get Noticed. You're Reading This One Aren't You?) PRINTING ;Our THE ORTONVILLE Walnut Grove, MN Laura Ingalls www.walnutgrove.org July 11.12.13, 18-19-20, Pageant Tickets 888-859-3102 1997 F-150 4x4 - $9,995 4.6 V8, AM/FM Cassette, 3rd Dr. 2000 F-250 SUPER DUTY - PS, Leather, Powerstroke 7.3 L 16,000 miles PRO Sew...where do you vehicle to get a new Dillan and Iorden Roggenbuck Dillan We take ours to Pro Collision & Glass -P_R O.ll R E COLLISION & GLASS ( Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE Second Street Ortonville Phone (320) 839-2255 Toll Free (IP00AT_g DAZZE'- Julg 1 at the MILBANI< M, e-" Register to Win Mall l lam- $100 2pm- Liebe Drug/Variety Must be present to Judy's Hallmark Shop FISHING BOATS RUNABOUTS PONTOONS TRAILERS LOOSE MOTOR00 Linda's Same person may not win twice! No purchase necessary to register. Mall Cafe Page 10  INDEPENDENT