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Foster parents a profound difference to thousands To thousands of Minnesota fami- ,2. Structure and stability for chil- lives. county lies, foster parents are their heroes. When almost 11,500 children in Minnesota must leave their homes because they are no longer safe, more than 4,100 foster parents open their arms and hearts to children in crisis. "Foster parents provide the love, stability and nurturing children need," said Dorothy Renstrom, director of Family and Children's Services for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. "These qualities make a pro- found difference in children's lives. At the same time, foster parents often provide support to birth parents while children are in foster care and after they return home. Or, if thars not pos- sible, they sometimes permanently care for the children." Children in foster care need foster families--single or married, with or without children, renters or home- owners-who can provide the fol- lowing: 1. Daily care, including preparing family meals, helping children with homework, tucking children in at bed- time, and comforting and listening to youth. dren who have often been traumatized by abuse and neglect. 3. Patience and guidance to teach children skills that they may need as adults. 4. Emotional support to children and their birth families while they are in foster homes and after they return to their birth parents. 5. Time to listen and talk with chil- dren as they work through their prob- lems. 6. Understanding that everyone comes from different backgrounds and different value systems. "Everyday Heroes' is a good phrase to describe foster parents," Renstrom said. "They help children and families work through and over- come so much in the time they spend with them. The bonds that foster par- ents develop with the children can last a lifetime." Ideally, foster families care for children in their communities, closest to children's families and friends, and near their schools and social activi- ties. This helps them maintain healthy relationships and stability in their Department and arrange for training for potential fos- ter parents. Counties offer foster par- ents support during the placement of children, arrange and provide trans- portation, provide respite care and chiidcare if needed, arrange and mon- itor visitation times with the child's family, and provide therapy for the foster family if needed. Foster parents also receive financial support to reim- burse them for the costs of caring for foster children. The county will arrange for medical coverage for the children and will cover all unreim- bursed medical expenses. Right now Big Stone County des- perately needs more licensed foster parents particularly for adolescents and sibling groups who need or want to remain together. For more information and an appli- cation to become a licensed foster par- ent contact Karen Tatsumi at Big Stone County Family Service Center, 340 NW Second Street, Ortonville, MN 56278. Phone: 320-839-2555 x 18. (Adv) Veterans service office By Doug Tomschin Big Stone Co. Senior Officer The Veterans Community Based Outpatient Clinic or (CBOC) will soon be opened in Montevideo Minnesota. A CBOC, provides general health care (Primary Care) to eligible veterans near their homes. A CBOC is just like a doctor's office. Patients are seen for scheduled appointments. The services that are available are primary care, office visits, yearly physical exams, laboratory services, pharmacy services, and referral services to St. Cloud, Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, or Fargo. The clinic staff will refer you to your preferred VA medical center for specialty care and examinations, hospitalization, and other services provided through your VA uniform benefits .package. Specialty care includes audiology, dental, ophthalmology, optometry, podiatry, surgery, urology, and others. The clinic will be staffed by a MD, a NP, possibly two RN's, a LPN, a health technician and a medical clerk. The clinic will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F If you qualify for travel pay the staff at the Monte CBOC can process your claim. I! is my goal to help anyone who would care to do so, transfer their care from whichever VA hospital or clinic that they are presently at, to the CBOC at Montevideo. The present process for enrollment to the CBOC at Montevideo is that you must submit a form 1010EZ to St. Cloud for enrollment to Monte. This is the case because as of the writing of these Veterans Notes, nobody is staffing the CBOC due to its present construction. If you desire to be seen at Monte, please call the Veterans Service Office at 320-839-3507 to schedule an appointment to fill out the required form. I will be out of the office from July ORTONVILLE, MN HOURS: Mon.-Fd. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM PHONE (320) 839-2653 BEEF BUNDLES PORK BUNDLE 50 LB. $98.95 25 LB. $49.95 20 LB. $34.95 Pioneer's Own - Per Lb. SUMMER SAUSAGE ............... 82.79 Per Lb. DELl TURKEY ......... 02.99 LOCALLY GROWN BEEF - Per Lb QUARTERS =( OR SLOES ............... -r 1.49 LOCALLY GROWN PORK - Per Lb._ _ HALF A HOG ................. 89 1/8, 1/4 OR 1/2 - Fresh from the J&L Bison Ranch Buffalo Meat For Sale- $1.00 Equal to federally inspected plant. Market your beef and pork anywhere/ 15th to July 23rd for a week of vacation. Any emergencies, you may contact either Tom Radamacher in Lac qui Parle county or Gary Tracy in Traverse county. Other notes with regard to V.A. The Tiger Team which was set up to take care of those pension or service connected claims of veterans that are age 70 or older seems to working well. I am pretty well satisfied with the results. Additionally if you have had any problems getting hearing aids because you were never service connected for them, come in and we will file a claim for your hearing. No new rules here, only a better understanding of what noise exposure has done and a more liberal interpretation of those guidelines. New grandchild for Connie Newmans Chris and Jo Newman Bosak of Coon Rapids became the parents of a daughter on July 2, 2002. The little girl, weighing seven pounds and four ounces was named Hannah Gerilynn and joins brothers Jack and Trent. Grandparents are Fred and Bernice Bosak of Fridley and Connie and Carol Newman of Ortonville. MILBANK GOLFER GREG LINDHOLM, grandson of Arlene Wiese of Correll and Stan and Marge Lindholrn of Ortonville, captured first place in the Kelo Land Junior Tournament at Fox Run in Yankton on June 21. Competing in the 16-17 year-old boys divion, Lindholm shot a 72 for the tournament. There were 18 participants in that divi- sion. Lindholm has participated in two other Kelo Land Junior Golf events. He placed fourth at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell with a score of 74 and third at the Brookings Country Club with an 80. (Photo cour- -tesy Grant County Review) Scholarship to Randleman; to attend U of M Emily Randleman, daughter of Craig and Carolyn Randleman, Ortonville, has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris, beginning fall semester 2002. A 2002 graduate of Ortonville High School, Randleman is the recipient of both a UMM founder's Scholarship and a UMM Special Talent Scholarship. The Founder's Scholarship of $500 each year is awarded to all recent graduates in the top 20 percent of their graduating class (80-89 percentile). Peterson: "Bread Tax" repealed as July I The sales tax on some bread and meat products imposed as an acciden- tal result of last year's tax bill has been repealed effective July 1, accord- ing to State Rep. Doug Peterson. "I'm glad this problem was finally cleared up," Peterson, a co-author of the repeal bill, said. "It's regrettable that people had to pay this unprece- dented tax on grocery items as a result of an error by the Ventura Administration." Under the tax-cut bill passed in the special legislative session in the sum- mer of 2001, bread and meat products that were made in the store where they are sold became subject to sales tax. Meanwhile, bread or meat products made off-site, such as commercial brands of white bread or hot dogs, remained untaxed. The provision was part of a Revenue Department initia- tive called the "Streamlined Sales Tax Project," which was designed to bring Minnesota's sales tax rules and defin- itions into line with those used in other states. But unlike most other states, Minnesota does not tax grocery store food items - sO the nationwide definitions didn't fit with Minnesota's existing laws. Under the repeal law that was passed in the 2002 session, the defini- tions of "prepared food" were changed to exempt store-made food items. The exemption now applies to: * Bakery items, including bread, rolls, buns, biscuits, bagels, crois- sants, pastries, donuts; danish, cakes, tortes, pies, tarts, muffins, bars, cook- ies and tortillas. * Ready-to-eat meat and seafood that is unheated and sold by weight. * Eggs, fish, meat, poultry, and foods containing these raw foods, that require cooking by the consumer. "Minnesota has never taxed gro- ceries, and I believe We'should retain that in our tax policy," Peterson, of Madison, said. "It helps make our tax system fairer to low and moderate income people." Crazy Ophthalmology i i : :, If you think your young men would benefit from this ser f Saturday, July 13- 7:00 Breakfast - First Saturday of each Month NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST 605 North Minnesota St. Ortonville, MN Villella grandson in Lutheran New Wine troupe posed Nick Sherod-Kleespie, grandson of area, presen Joe and Nadine Villella of Ortonville, temporary will perform with the New Wine spring and music/drama troupe at 5 p.m. this in early Sunday, July 14 at Eastside Park in For Morris. rag, pleas The group, based out of First Paulsen's Tree STUMP Can do any size stump! Most portable in county/ (in all those hard to get areas) BOOM TRUCK Contact Howard Paulsen at (320) Leather Recliners, Chair- Davenports Couch w/2 end recliners - Rockers - TVs Loveseat Rectiner - Oak Entertainment Center Oak Desk w/Mirror - Fancy Desk w/chair 32x30 Curio Cab w/tights - Needlepoint Chair 2 Wicker Chairs - End & Center Tables - File Cab. Side by Side Refdg/Freezer, almond - Micro, Efec. Stove, ceramic top - Washer & Dryer Dehumidifier-Kirby Gen 5 Vacuum-Mirror Kitchen Table w/4 chairs- 11.8" Freezer Now Chest Freezer - 5 Maple Bar Stools Queen Bed - Chest - Dresser - Single Bed 3pc, Bedroom Set - Full Size Lilt Bed " Anconia Accordion - Cameras - Binoculars ! Phones - Lamps - Bedding - Towels Kitchen Pans & Items - Clothes Rack Heaters - Ladders - Sockets - Tools. Hose Wheel Barrow - Lawn Cart - Sioux Grinder Ilerle Ill=tlll St. r=lllm IMM=ClrlIII.IB Watling Fortune Scale - Bakers Table w/top Log Tables, Chairs, & Benches - Rocke Oak Library Table- Dresser w/Spoon Carved Top Ice Cream Set- Grain Belt Lamps, Beer Signs Nearly Electric stove Upright Maytag Corner hutch 2 cedar chestS - Treadle sew rruacl'e Roaster Knick-Knacks - " 2 Faltbeds full of toOlS je=,,= Everything Is like this is a very MmISD CE at Your Locally Owned and Phone 320-839-6102 Shoes with built-in foot therapy/ Okabashi Sandals...... .... ...........,,, 00ROM 30% to 80% OFF Jewelry Cosmetics Plush Xmas Items Summer Merchanclise Ladies & Men's Assorted Summer T-Shirts Page 14 00INDEPENDENT