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The.following is an inside look at what&apos;s taking place in the Big Stone Lake community in the coming months. to Chamber 101 Newsletter! that Big Stone Lake was part of a question on excited and pleased to hear that we made it to nation- Leisure Show was a huge success thanks to Rene6 and the many volunteers who donated their time had near-record attendance, excellent seminars, very and vendors. A great weekend for everyone. be back again next year? In speaking with Kristine of MWC, she had only good things to say about the helpfulness and friendliness of citizens and mer- to co-directors, Jim Foster and Sonny Arndt and the who made the entire operation go smoothly: Ribbon Cuttings has had two ribbon cuttings this spring. Big Stone in Big Stone City, SD and General Services as they ]anniversary of their opening. . __ istrom will be having a grand opening with ribtn " Friday, July 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. Come and welcome 0nville. - day, July 30th at 4 p.m., Ortonville Area Health Services Fand opening and ribbon cutting for the new outreach linic. Committee ads on KELO-TV and Midwest have really peaked the interest of viewers. Orlou has packets in reply to the requests they have number is almost double of what was mailed out for r of 09. They have placed newly purchase brochure and continue to have Chamber members coupons and -Sitor packets available for motels and resorts. Call the to have your ad or coupon included in the packets. to New Chamber Members nment Shop / Bright Beautiful Blinds Sytek Communications Rustling Elms Anchor Motel Eppel Antiques R-Graphix Ash & Reedstrom Tourism Week National :as National Tourism Week. Jan and Woody SeLlin |,o re Minnesota summer guides. We printed table tents 'i BI" restaurants to display for visitors. Ll..prts over 135,ooo lobs in Minnesota and enerates 'werl , g _w ue, not only at hotels and motels, but also restaurants rtwral facilities and additionally to a wide range of other 'Printing, construction, food processing and hospi-. .a'lvsr$1.1 billion in state and local tax revenue. Fifty-two ', "1  "ation travelers in Minnesota are residents of our state. for Big Stone Lake Chamber Golf Fundraiser is the new date for the nine-hole golf fundrais- team by calling the Chamber office at fee is $45 per person. Join us for fun, food and title of first hole-in-one. Mel Domine is chairper- the Chamber if you would like to buy a tee box have your company name displayed on a sign. Skeeter the Clown This Wednesday, July 9th, Skeeter the Clown will be in Ortonville and Big Stone City to talk to kids about circus life and what it means to be a clown. Skeeter will be on KDIO Radio at 8:30 a.m. The circus will arrive July 91st for a full day of fun and excite- ment. 8:30-9.<)0 a.m. 9a5-9:45 a.m. 10:00-10:30 a.m. 10:3041:30 a.m. 11:30-19:30 a.m. 1:00-1:30 p.m. 1:30-9..00 p.m. 2.'00-9:30 p.m. 9:45-3:30 p.m. KDIO Radio Day Care Wells rgo, Big Stone City Main Street, Ortonville Cenex GStore, Ortonville Ortonville Municipal Pool Ortonville Library Minnwest Bank, Ortonville Ortonville Dairy Queen Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Monday, July 91st is Culpepper & Merriweather Circus dayf Watch the elephants erect the big top tent in the morning. Everyone is welcome. Stay for the FREE Endangered Species show at 10 a.m. How about an elephant ride? Be sure to pick up a $1 off coupon for the elephant rides. The main performances are at 5.'00 and 7.'30 p.m, Tickets are available for only $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 2 through 12. Infants are free. Advance tickets can be purchased at Wells Fargo in Big Stone City, Cenex -tores in Milbank, Clinton and Ortonville, Carlson Drug, Ortonville Independent or the Chamber office. Tickets will be $2 more the day of the circus. BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY AND SAVE! The guest ringmaster will be our own Miss Ortonville, Abby Saeger. 2003 Cornfest The 65th annual Corniest is on the horizon for Aug. 16-17 Plans are well underway for an exciting fun-filled weekend. Fireworks will be Saturday night at dusk this year. Pray for good weather. Donations of any amount are still needed and can be brought in or mailed to the Chamber office at 41 NW 9nd St., Ortonville, MN 56978. If you have any questions about the funds please feel free to call the Chamber at 839-3984. Corniest buttons are ready: If you are looking for your lucky num- ber, hurry on in before it sold. Buttons are $3 again this year. Thank you to all who have sent in their pledges and to the many volunteers who support this event financially and give of their time and labor. The Board of Directors wishes you a summer of exciting vaca- tions, good health, relaxation time and, above all, stay safe. ffer is brought to you courtesy of the following businesses... Express Financial Advisors Inc. iky K. Parker, CFF  nancial Advisor r NW 2rid Street, A & B Suites tonville, MN 56278 elephone: 320-839-3030 toll Free: 888-839-3373 1998-2001 American Express Financial Corporation. All rights reserved. PEPSI AMERICAS 148 Second Street SE Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320.839.2577 Fax 320.839.2409 Retail Committee Thank you to Maflyce Thompson as past president of the Retail Committee for her 3-1/2 years of dedication. The Chamber Board of Directors has renamed the Retail Committee to Business Revitalization Committee. The meeting date is third Wednesday of the month at 12 noon atThe Dancing Bean. Please try to attend or send a representative from your business to stay informed and help make decisions. The committee wants all businesses included, not just retail We all have an investment in our area and the way it is per- ceived by people. We are continuing with the work that Marlyce ini- tiated to give our main corridor a facelift. We need your voice and support. Area Happenings The busy summer season is upon us. Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge celebrated their 100th anniversary with many activities for everyone. Citizens for Big Stone Lake held a picnic at Lakeside Park to kick off the summer on June 91st. Graceville celebrated iTs 125th anniversary July 4-6 in conjunc- tion with toquatennial Days. The Big Stone County Fair is this weekend, July 10-13 at Clinton. The Chamber will have a booth at the fair. Stop by and pick up your Cornfest button early or purchase your circus tickets there. Be sure to check out all the exhibits, have some great food, watch the Enduro races, play a little bingo and hear fantastic music at the fairgrounds. .t*- - --., j // y(/a ;i L_,J _ k._XJ--',_2t_t ,..  ! l bike tour// --.c_ ..- Minnesota Chapter TRAM MS TRAM will be in Ortonville on July 97th. The theme this year is "Where the West Begins:' At this time 833 people have signed up to ride across Minnesota. Fifteen buses will arrive in Ortonville via U.S. Hwy: 7 about 19:30 p.m. Committees are working hard to dot I and cross T in preparation. Thank you to all the volunteers and chairpersons who are putting this awesome event together. Sunday afternoon there will be food vendors and music in the park for everyone to enjoy: St. Joh and First English churches will serve suppers on Sunday. The Kiwanis Club and newly chartered Ortonville Lions Club will be sewing Belgian waffles Monday morn- in at 5:30 a.m. at the school Local citizens are invited to join in the festivities too. 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MORE SERVICES LOBBY: M-TH 9-4:45; DRIVE.UP: M-TH 8-5:30; FRI %6:00; SAT 9-12:00 FRI 8-6:00; SAT 9-12:00 ATM ON PREMISES ACCESS 24 HOURS A DAY MINNWEST BANK 839-2568 ORTONVILLE MoneyLine uuwt sT I'K oncx, 888-616-2265 i iiiiiiiiii i i  i i I i I Dowttown Ortonville Member FDIC Winther, I)DS eCond Street e, MN 56278 9-2596 Bright in the Area/ to Serve You *Photo Processing Cards and Gifts *Convenient Hours Credit Cards Accepted Consultation Available Mail-Out or In-Town Delivery Drug/Variety Milbank or Wilmot, SD Valley, Gracevll_le, Ortonville, MN 16 NW Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone/Fax 320-839-3349 WE DO ALL TYPES OF PRINTING AND Lamination, Book Binding, Fax Service We have specialty paper and envelopes for making your own letters, cards, etc. Y' Photo Buttons - $1.50 Stop in and let Shirley, Galen or Gary help you with all your printing needs. .eo..eoee...o.,.o....e..*.e*e..*...o.'o''..e....ot.. ,.....,*e...,...eo.t o. R [ II I Farmers Co-op Grain Drying Cleaning Petroleum Oil Chemicals Fertilizer Monsanto Seed Pet Food Feed Rene Athey Roger (Barney) Barnhardt Lynn "Jr" Lovgren MANAGER AGRONOMY & SEED PETROLEUM & OIL Box 305 Ortonville, MN 56278 Fax 320-.839-3022 i i The.following is an inside look at what's taking place in the Big Stone Lake community in the coming months. to Chamber 101 Newsletter! that Big Stone Lake was part of a question on excited and pleased to hear that we made it to nation- Leisure Show was a huge success thanks to Rene6 and the many volunteers who donated their time had near-record attendance, excellent seminars, very and vendors. A great weekend for everyone. be back again next year? In speaking with Kristine of MWC, she had only good things to say about the helpfulness and friendliness of citizens and mer- to co-directors, Jim Foster and Sonny Arndt and the who made the entire operation go smoothly: Ribbon Cuttings has had two ribbon cuttings this spring. Big Stone in Big Stone City, SD and General Services as they ]anniversary of their opening. . __ istrom will be having a grand opening with ribtn " Friday, July 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. Come and welcome 0nville. - day, July 30th at 4 p.m., Ortonville Area Health Services Fand opening and ribbon cutting for the new outreach linic. Committee ads on KELO-TV and Midwest have really peaked the interest of viewers. Orlou has packets in reply to the requests they have number is almost double of what was mailed out for r of 09. They have placed newly purchase brochure and continue to have Chamber members coupons and -Sitor packets available for motels and resorts. Call the to have your ad or coupon included in the packets. to New Chamber Members nment Shop / Bright Beautiful Blinds Sytek Communications Rustling Elms Anchor Motel Eppel Antiques R-Graphix Ash & Reedstrom Tourism Week National :as National Tourism Week. Jan and Woody SeLlin |,o re Minnesota summer guides. We printed table tents 'i BI" restaurants to display for visitors. Ll..prts over 135,ooo lobs in Minnesota and enerates 'werl , g _w ue, not only at hotels and motels, but also restaurants rtwral facilities and additionally to a wide range of other 'Printing, construction, food processing and hospi-. .a'lvsr$1.1 billion in state and local tax revenue. Fifty-two ', "1  "ation travelers in Minnesota are residents of our state. for Big Stone Lake Chamber Golf Fundraiser is the new date for the nine-hole golf fundrais- team by calling the Chamber office at fee is $45 per person. Join us for fun, food and title of first hole-in-one. Mel Domine is chairper- the Chamber if you would like to buy a tee box have your company name displayed on a sign. Skeeter the Clown This Wednesday, July 9th, Skeeter the Clown will be in Ortonville and Big Stone City to talk to kids about circus life and what it means to be a clown. Skeeter will be on KDIO Radio at 8:30 a.m. The circus will arrive July 91st for a full day of fun and excite- ment. 8:30-9.<)0 a.m. 9a5-9:45 a.m. 10:00-10:30 a.m. 10:3041:30 a.m. 11:30-19:30 a.m. 1:00-1:30 p.m. 1:30-9..00 p.m. 2.'00-9:30 p.m. 9:45-3:30 p.m. KDIO Radio Day Care Wells rgo, Big Stone City Main Street, Ortonville Cenex GStore, Ortonville Ortonville Municipal Pool Ortonville Library Minnwest Bank, Ortonville Ortonville Dairy Queen Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Monday, July 91st is Culpepper & Merriweather Circus dayf Watch the elephants erect the big top tent in the morning. Everyone is welcome. Stay for the FREE Endangered Species show at 10 a.m. How about an elephant ride? Be sure to pick up a $1 off coupon for the elephant rides. The main performances are at 5.'00 and 7.'30 p.m, Tickets are available for only $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 2 through 12. Infants are free. Advance tickets can be purchased at Wells Fargo in Big Stone City, Cenex -tores in Milbank, Clinton and Ortonville, Carlson Drug, Ortonville Independent or the Chamber office. Tickets will be $2 more the day of the circus. BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY AND SAVE! The guest ringmaster will be our own Miss Ortonville, Abby Saeger. 2003 Cornfest The 65th annual Corniest is on the horizon for Aug. 16-17 Plans are well underway for an exciting fun-filled weekend. Fireworks will be Saturday night at dusk this year. Pray for good weather. Donations of any amount are still needed and can be brought in or mailed to the Chamber office at 41 NW 9nd St., Ortonville, MN 56978. If you have any questions about the funds please feel free to call the Chamber at 839-3984. Corniest buttons are ready: If you are looking for your lucky num- ber, hurry on in before it sold. Buttons are $3 again this year. Thank you to all who have sent in their pledges and to the many volunteers who support this event financially and give of their time and labor. The Board of Directors wishes you a summer of exciting vaca- tions, good health, relaxation time and, above all, stay safe. ffer is brought to you courtesy of the following businesses... Express Financial Advisors Inc. iky K. Parker, CFF  nancial Advisor r NW 2rid Street, A & B Suites tonville, MN 56278 elephone: 320-839-3030 toll Free: 888-839-3373 1998-2001 American Express Financial Corporation. All rights reserved. PEPSI AMERICAS 148 Second Street SE Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320.839.2577 Fax 320.839.2409 Retail Committee Thank you to Maflyce Thompson as past president of the Retail Committee for her 3-1/2 years of dedication. The Chamber Board of Directors has renamed the Retail Committee to Business Revitalization Committee. The meeting date is third Wednesday of the month at 12 noon atThe Dancing Bean. Please try to attend or send a representative from your business to stay informed and help make decisions. The committee wants all businesses included, not just retail We all have an investment in our area and the way it is per- ceived by people. We are continuing with the work that Marlyce ini- tiated to give our main corridor a facelift. We need your voice and support. Area Happenings The busy summer season is upon us. Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge celebrated their 100th anniversary with many activities for everyone. Citizens for Big Stone Lake held a picnic at Lakeside Park to kick off the summer on June 91st. Graceville celebrated iTs 125th anniversary July 4-6 in conjunc- tion with toquatennial Days. The Big Stone County Fair is this weekend, July 10-13 at Clinton. The Chamber will have a booth at the fair. Stop by and pick up your Cornfest button early or purchase your circus tickets there. Be sure to check out all the exhibits, have some great food, watch the Enduro races, play a little bingo and hear fantastic music at the fairgrounds. .t*- - --., j // y(/a ;i L_,J _ k._XJ--',_2t_t ,..  ! l bike tour// --.c_ ..- Minnesota Chapter TRAM MS TRAM will be in Ortonville on July 97th. The theme this year is "Where the West Begins:' At this time 833 people have signed up to ride across Minnesota. Fifteen buses will arrive in Ortonville via U.S. Hwy: 7 about 19:30 p.m. Committees are working hard to dot I and cross T in preparation. Thank you to all the volunteers and chairpersons who are putting this awesome event together. Sunday afternoon there will be food vendors and music in the park for everyone to enjoy: St. Joh and First English churches will serve suppers on Sunday. The Kiwanis Club and newly chartered Ortonville Lions Club will be sewing Belgian waffles Monday morn- in at 5:30 a.m. at the school Local citizens are invited to join in the festivities too. Independent Herbalife Distributor Personalized Weight Loss Introducing ALL NEW... TOTAL CONTROL A WEIGHT LOSS REVOLUTION Burn FaL..Block Cravings...Boost Energy All for less than $1.001day Dan c.,,.,=. To. m ,477s.2 w s=omt Lose weight Feel GREAT:. .O t ith . m Work at Home: -7 MORE HOURS... MORE SERVICES LOBBY: M-TH 9-4:45; DRIVE.UP: M-TH 8-5:30; FRI %6:00; SAT 9-12:00 FRI 8-6:00; SAT 9-12:00 ATM ON PREMISES ACCESS 24 HOURS A DAY MINNWEST BANK 839-2568 ORTONVILLE MoneyLine uuwt sT I'K oncx, 888-616-2265 i iiiiiiiiii i i  i i I i I Dowttown Ortonville Member FDIC Winther, I)DS eCond Street e, MN 56278 9-2596 Bright in the Area/ to Serve You *Photo Processing Cards and Gifts *Convenient Hours Credit Cards Accepted Consultation Available Mail-Out or In-Town Delivery Drug/Variety Milbank or Wilmot, SD Valley, Gracevll_le, Ortonville, MN 16 NW Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone/Fax 320-839-3349 WE DO ALL TYPES OF PRINTING AND Lamination, Book Binding, Fax Service We have specialty paper and envelopes for making your own letters, cards, etc. Y' Photo Buttons - $1.50 Stop in and let Shirley, Galen or Gary help you with all your printing needs. .eo..eoee...o.,.o....e..*.e*e..*...o.'o''..e....ot.. ,.....,*e...,...eo.t o. R [ II I Farmers Co-op Grain Drying Cleaning Petroleum Oil Chemicals Fertilizer Monsanto Seed Pet Food Feed Rene Athey Roger (Barney) Barnhardt Lynn "Jr" Lovgren MANAGER AGRONOMY & SEED PETROLEUM & OIL Box 305 Ortonville, MN 56278 Fax 320-.839-3022 i i