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li The Southwest Minnesota Arts and the areas of one or more of the fol- then voted on by the SMAHC Board Humanities Council (SMAHC) is lowing art disciplines: Visual, Music, of Directors. seeking volunteers to serve on the Dance, Writing and/or Theatre.A synopsis of the Grant Panel Organization Grant Review Panel, the Nominees must reside in one of the Responsibilities and the dates for the Individual Artist Grant Review Panel 18 counties served by SMAHC: Big panelmeetings are available on their or the Arts and Learning GrantStone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, website at Review Panel. Individuals may vol- Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, panels.htm. unteer to serve on one or more of the Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker,Nominations may be made by submit- grant review panels. Murray, Nobles,Pipestone, Redwood, ting an application which is also SMAHC is the designated regional Renville, Rock, Swift and Yellow available on their website at arts council for the 18 counties of Medicine. panels.htm. southwest Minnesota. The organiza- Each panel meets for one or two Send the application to SMAHC at tion provides financial and technical Saturdays out of the year to review 1210 E. College Dr Suite 600, assistance to non-profit organizations grant requests submitted to SMAHC. Marshall, MN 56258. For more and schools interested in sponsoring The positions are voluntary, but travel information, contact the SMAHC or producing arts activities. SMAHC expenses are reimbursed. All nomina- office by phone at (507) 537-1441 or also offers grants to Individual Artist. tions will be reviewed by the toll' free at (800) 622-5284; or by Panelists must have expertise in SMAHC nominating committee, and email at ~afllcJlxfxL@~l~. STEVE WEBER OF BIG STONE CITY, SD shown above in car #56, stays ahead of Clara City driver Cory Tammen (#71x) at Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo on Friday, July 10. Weber won the WISSOTA-sanc- tioned Super Stock Division Feature. (Photo by Terry Kalberg.) 605-432-5032 Billion Buick in Watertown 3 '09 Dodge '08 Buick '08 Chew ENCLAVE CXL SUBURBAN LT to choose from 6 to choose from 4 to choose from Starting at Starting at Starting at New '09 Chew '08 Chew 1500 '08 Pontiac Body Styler CREW CAB GRAND PRIX 3 to choose fromOnly 2 Left! 5 to choose from Starting at Starting at Starting at I ACCEPTING HIS TROPHY on the Fiesta City Speedway podium in Montevideo last Friday night is Steve Weber of Big Stone City, SD. Weber won the WISSOTA-sanctioned Super Stock Division Feature. (Photo by Terry Kalberg.) Vandals drill holes in Larson's boat Ortonville's Police Department received a call from Jim Larson of Ortonville on July 3, stating there were 11 holes drilled through his cabin cruiser. The boat is parked on his property located south of the city pier, on the former city water plant property, The holes were drilled below the water line and were 5/8 inch in diameter. It is believed they were drilled with a cordless drill. Neil Speckeen spotted the damage as he was passing by. Larson has not had the boat in the water since last year, so it is unclear how long ago the vandalism occurred. Damage is believed to be in the thousands of dollars, said Interim Police Chief Gary Dinnel. The boat is registered to Jim Larson, Jr. of Ortonville. There may be a reward offered in this case. If anyone has information about the incident, please call the Ortonville Police Department at 320- -839-6161. uncovers Ortonville resident Ivy Sealey was rummaging through some old papers in her office, when she came across a May 11, 1939 issue of the Ortonville Independent. The above photo appeared in the issue. Caption under the photo read as follows: "Dedication and. corner stone laying ceremonies at the new high school gymnasium-auditorium, now under construction, will be held next Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. Superintendent L.W.Brown announced today. Program for comer stone laying ceremonies at the $90,000 PWA struc- ture will include talks by school, city and PWA officials and music by the school band. Among some of the items of interest to be placed in the copper box, which will be sealed by the comer stone, will be a parchment scroll signed by the entire high school ~ student body and faculty, a current issue of The Independent and The Ortonic school publication. There will be a public address sys- tem on the grounds. Besides the school board, the Mayor and City Council have been invited to take part in the ceremonies." Ivy says her late husband Archie Sealey had been saving the newspaper because his signature was among the names on the scroll buried in the time capsule under the comer stone. It is believed the time capsule is buried under the comer stone on the south side of the auditorium steps on Trojan Drive, which has the inscrip- tion A.D. 1939 carved in the cement. After seeing the article, Ortonville Independent editors recalled other time capsule at the school, and con- tacted Ortonville School Principal Joel Stattelman. According to Stattelman, when he was a sixth grade teacher, he and Larry Roggenbuck, who also taught sixth grade, buried several time cap- sules with the sixth grade classes dur- ing the late seventies and eighties. Each year for about 10 years, they planted a tree for Arbor Day and buried a time capsule near each tree in front of the school on Trojan Drive. Each time capsule had a current issue of the Ortonville Independent and popular memorabilia of the day. There are only eight trees remain- ing, as two were removed when con- struction began on the new school project. Unfortunately the two time capsules buried near the demolished trees were never recovered. i!iO!iiii!iif!:~iiiiii@?ii :~ TI t nT YOUI .%I LP TO n i OOM I I DI SIC]I1 Schedule an appointment with our professional Interior Designer by July 31st, and receive a FREE windowtreatment consultation! Achieve a look you can be proud of for years to come. An enjoyable and rewarding experience is just a call away. 605.882.4870 & DECORATING www.sterlinginteriors,net CAR ENTHUSIASTS FROM ALL OVER on display at the Big Stone County Fair in took advantage of nice weather Clinton on Saturday, July 11. to check out the classic automobiles BIG STONE CITY FIREMAN APPRECIATION DAY was held last Saturday with the waterfights for both men and women the popular attraction. Many ar'ea fire departments took part in the event. Page 8 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, July 14, 2009 i ( 1