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THIS 1918 1428 RUMELY OIL PULL TRACTOR was quite the hit at the tractor and car show at Marietta's 125th anniversary celebration. Lannie Ashling of Dawson, who owns the tractor trophied in this event. in area The American Red Cross Baerwaldt, and Mark Muenchow. Bloodmobile was recently in the Big 3-Gallon Pin: Fr ank Guenther: Stone County Area. The following 6- Gallon Pin: Ruth Hoffman and results were reported: Beardsley's Elizabeth Radermacher. goal was 35. There were 50 presenting 7-GallonPin: GregKleindl for donation with six deferrals and 10-GallonPin: EdHolker one incomplete and four Double Red 13-Gallon Pin: DaveMeyer. Cells collections leaving the actual 15-Gallon Pin: Charles Frevert. units collected at 47. There were two Our sincere thanks go out to every- first time donors l Graceville's goal one who made and took the time to go was 55. There were 65 presenting for and give this gift of life. donation with seven deferrals, and Congratulations to Ed Heideman who five Double Red Cell collections leav- won the quilt in the drawing held in ing the actual units collected at 63. Beardsley in conjunction with their There were two first time donors. .blood drive. Thanks to everyone who Clinton's goal was 30. There were 23 made and appointment for the blood presenting for donation and there drive. It really helped regulate the were two deferrals leaving the actual flow of donors. We strongly encour- units collected at 21. There was one age people to make appointments first timer. Ortonville's goal was 85. when callers call to set up appoint- There were 91 presenting for donation ments as we try our best to honor with 14 deferrals, two Incompletes, those appointments in a timely fash- and eight Double Red Cell collections ion and as a result walk ins are some- leaving actual units collected at 87. times forced to wait longer periods of There were four first time donors, time. If you have not considered mak- Reported Pin recipients are as fol- ing an appointment in the past, please lows: do so; it really helps out our coordina- 1st timers: Paul Kaufman, Suzette tors. Thanks also go to the following O'Donovan, Rachel Chalupnik, for making a donation to our Shelby Johnsrud, Jane Anderson. Bloodmobile to help defray costs: 1-Gallon Pin: DalenRoe. Ortonville and the Foster United Fund 2-Gallon Pin: Kitty Schneider, Bill Drives. Stauman, Sarah Wollman, Robin Go Painlessly meet at Casa del Sol Park of Donna, TX, lor most impressive. Their evening held their 15th annual reunion on July meal was at the Ortonville Pizza 7, 8, 9 at Lakeshore R.V. Park. Merla Ranch followed by card games and Freng was chairman for this reunion, lots of chattering and laughing while Tuesday, July 7 golfers met at the back at the R.V. Park. clubhouse and Herb Streich organized On July 9, the group broke into two the golf tournament. Vernon Olson, groups. One group watched Mary Donna, TX, and Charles Thompson, show how wine was made at the Louisberg were champions of this Headwaters Jail house Winery while tournament, group two at lunch upstairs in the bar At 6 p.m. the group held a pot luck and grill area. Then the two groups at the R.V. Park. After the meal Rita changed places. Mary did such an Hillman and Merla Freng entertained excellent job showing us the steps the group with accordion and key- needed for the wine making process. board songs from the 40's and 50's. Same of the group went for a ride The history of each song was read on the "Let's Go Fishing" pontoon along with an occasional joke or and enjoyed the history of interesting "remember when." area along the lake as told to us by the July 8th the group toured Lismore guide. colony near Clinton. After that inter- Guests came from Minnesota, esting tour they ate their noon meal at South Dakota, Illinois, and Iowa. the Senior Center. Everyone had a most wonderful time At 2 p.m. they toured the Midwest renewing friendships and look for- Dairy Institute and found the cows ward to seeing one another in the fall riding the carousal in the milking par- and winter at Donna, TX. (OUTSIDE ONLY) : " Variety of Terry Redlin Prints On Sale! We Service What We Sell FSA ACRE signup deadline Aug. 14 The ACRE election decision for agricultural producers is fast approaching for the 2009 crop year. August 14 is the last day for produc- ers to elect and have all required owner signatures to their Farm Service Agency (FSA). Producers who are leaning towards electing the ACRE program for 2009 and need to obtain owner signatures are encouraged to request the required forms ASAP. A farm will not be enrolled in ACRE until all the owner signatures are turned into the FSA office. "Get the signatures now, so that you can make your election prior to Aug. 14," says Scott Schneider, Big Stone County FSA Director. "If you wait until the end you may not be able to get all the owner signatures in time for the 2009 crop year." Producers who are going to make the switch from the DCP program to ACRE are required to obtain and pro- vide to FSA, new owner signatures on the ACRE election form by COB Aug. 14. The 2009 DCP program and acreage reporting deadline are also Aug. 14. This deadline includes pro- viding any supportive and necessary contractual documents. I Saturday, July 18 9:00a.m.-2:00 p.m. 3 TABLES FULL OF Cords, Cases, etc. to fit your phone ODDS & ENDS ELECTRONICS $4.3 million in fed recovery act funds for state roads Thursday Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that $64.3 million in Recovery Act funds will go to Minnesota for transit improvements. "By quickly moving federal dol- lars to the cities and towns across the country, we are putting people back to work now and ensuring that our nation will have reliable and efficient transit system for generations to come," said Secretary LaHood. The following recipients will receive funding. Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Transit, Austin: $255,000 to remodel the Austin Mower County Area Transit (AMCAT) facility. Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Transit, Glencoe: $2.5 million for the Trailblazer Transit Facility including a heated garage for 20 small buses busses and new operations/office space for dispatchers. Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Transit Statewide: $7.4 million to purchase 49 30-foot buses, two 35-foot buses and five 45-foot. Intercity motor- coaches for replacement. Metropolitan Council, Minneapolis-St. Paul ~,egion: $1.8 million to purchase thr e new metro transit buses. Metropolitan Council, Minneapolis-St. Paul Region: $49.5 million will be used to buy 31- 40 foot replacement buses; 30 Hybrid electric 40 foot replacement buses; 26 articu- lated replacement buses and 16-30 foot replacements buses. Since President Obama' signed ARRA into law on Feb. 17, 2009, 343 grants totaling $3.2 billion have been made available for transit improve- ments throughout the nation. "These funds are creating jobs now while investing in the future of our transit systems," said Administrator Peter Rogoff of the Federal Transit Administration (ETA). "The public's demand for transit service continues to grow, and these dollars will help meet that need." Overall, the U.S. Department of Transportation has made $48.1 billion available for highway, road, shipyard, bridge and airport construction and repairs nationwide, including $8.4 bil- lion for transit capital and operating improvements. Currently, about 6,000 transpgrtation projects across the country have been approved. Mary Ann W. MN Online High School Small school Big success stories Ready for college = Ready for life 1.800.764.8166 x 111 "info" to 612-876-2227 T0mW. Compare and Save! Buy THERA-GESIC We salute our dedicated volunteers of the ORTONVILLE AMBULANCE SERVICE who help Us at a moment's notice. Paige Hanson, 19, has been a member of the Ortonville Ambulance Service since January of 2009. Born and raised in Ortonville, Paige graduated from Ortonville High School in 2008. She is attending MSCTC in Moorhead completing her general courses and will then be transferring to Minnesota State University in Moorhead majoring in Speech Therapy. Paige is the daughter of Charles and Doreen Hanson and has three brothers: Chad Benck of Milbank, SD; Darren Benck of Phoenix, AZ; and Ryan Hanson of Ortonville. While in Ortonville, Paige has been employed at Shady Beach Supper Club and was a lifeguard at the Ortonville Pool from 2005-2008. She has also worked at The Old Broadway in Fargo, ND and Speak Easy in In her spare time, she enjoys tanning, shopping, cooking, swimming, being on the lake, volleyball and hanging out with her friends. Paige explains why she became a member of the Ortonville Ambulance Service. 'Tve wanted to help people in some way since I was very young, so I took the EMT course my senior year in high school,' said Paige. "It benefits a person in many ways and I plan on keeping up my certifi- cation for the rest of my life." This salute sponsored by the following . c hko ;dciic I a SbpER t'u k i I ORTONVILLE, MN 215 SE 2nd Street I I ~e, ('~rf ;11~ I~Akl r-, ~97~ l I Fresh Meats~akery, Dell Sandwiches I and Salads, Chester Fried Chicken z ~'~ ~'* =-~=-~ Sun 9am to 5pm S, teven " lA~lnther WASTE MANAGEMENT 770 U:S. Hwy. 15 Ortonville, MN 56278 DOS 320 839 2264 or 2372 17 SE 2nd Street Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Tuesday, July 14, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 9