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rement Party Held for Mr. Nypen (Edi. note: The following appeared in the latest issue of the Browns Valley News.) Valley School Board hosted a retirement party for Mr. Bert Nypen the evening of ool staff and School Board presented a framed Terry Redli n plate and special to Mr. Nypen as a token of their appreciation for all he has done for the school. SPeakers shared stories with the group, making it a pleasant evening for all. Above presents the framed plate and plaque to Mr. Nypen. On the right. Mr. Nypen, serving the Browns Valley school district as superintendent, shows his retirement pictured above from left to right. Row one, Jackson Athey, Mike Schake, i, Alex Georgen. Row 2, Bob Georgen, Jake Hamann, Jamie Gulley, Rachel and Shannon Stotesbery. Not pictured are Jlex Giossi, Jessica Knutson, Jacob Gapp MidcoNet" No More Excuses SUMMER SPECIAL 3 Months High Speed Internet 95 Per Month (Reg. $29.95/mo.) 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[, (q-ll ;]i [t MS Tram bike tour kickoff nears For the 14th year in a row, western Minnesota is completing preparations to host MS TRAM: The Ride Across Minnesota. TRAM, an acronym for The Ride Across Minnesota, is spon- sored by the National MS Society Minnesota Chapter as a fundraiser t'€r multiple sclerosis research. The ride begins Monday July 28th in Ortonville. The tour passes through Montevideo, Redwood Falls, Hutchinson and St. Peter before wrap- ping up its near-300-mile course August 1st in Faribault. MS TRAM Kickoff festivities planned for Ortonvitle's Lakeside Park will begin around I PM on Sunday, July 27. Local hospitality volunteers have been working for months to plan the event. Orlou Mittelstaedt of the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the many people involved. "Lots of food!" she says of the July 27th welcome festivities. "We've got local food vendors with everything from snacks to full meals. Nobody should go away hungry." Musical entertainment is on the schedule as well. Earlier this year, the call went out to local musicians who wanted to showcase their talents at the festivities. "There's a Praise and Worship group made up of members from the local churches; the Tri-State Band and the Swingtime Band will be there too." Mittlestaedt said. "And we also asked the OF Mill Twirlers (a local square dance group) to perform." The square dance group is a per- feet fit for the afternoon's activities: the theme of Ortonville's MS-TRAM welcome party is "'Where the West Begins." "We want everybody to come down and welcome the TRAM rid- ers." said Mittelstaedt. "It's going to be a fun time." The MS-TRAM bicyclists will be leaving Ortonville early Monday morning, July 28th. The local Kiwanis Library corner The hours of the Ortonville Library are Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 - 3 p.m. We have a special program on Friday, July 18th at 1:00 p.m. Coming to the Library will be the Science Museum of Minnesota. This is open to the public. Please see article elsewhere in the newspaper on details. New in General Fiction is "The Devil Wears Prada" by Lauren Weisberger. A small town girl fresh out of an Ivy League college, Andrea Sachs is delighted when she is hired for her dream job as assistant to Miranda Priestly, the successful, high profile editor of "Runway" magazine, one of the world's premier fashion publications, until she discovers that she has been hired by the boss from hell. Also new is Barbara Delinsky's "Flirting With Pete". Three years after a tragic accident leaves her mother comatose, Casey Ellis loses the psychologist father she barely knew and is astonished to learn he has left her his posh Boston townhouse, a situation that leads her to discover her father's harrowing experiences with a mysterious woman named Jenny. New in Historical Fiction is "People of the Owl: A Novel of Prehistoric North America" by and Lions Clubs are serving a Belgian waffle and sausage breakfast from 5:30 to 8 AM to help fuel the riders. The breakfast, held at the Ortonville school, is also open to the public. Tickets are $5.00 and will be available Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Park as well as at selected Ortonville busi- nesses. Several local restaurants are also opening earlier than normal to serve breakfast. The first day's route will take the cyclists along Minnesota Highway 7 south from Ortonville, then through Louiiburg with rest stops at the Randy and Connie Fragodt farm near Milan and the Lac qui Parle Mission before ending the day at Montevideo. More information about the MS TRAM bike tour is available at "www.mstram.com", or by calling the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-568-5722 or (320) 839-3284. Kathleen O'Neal Gear and Michael W. Gear. Recounts the story of the trading empire of Poverty Port, Louisiana, of 3,500 years ago, during which warrior and shaman Salamander experiences a vision that shapes the destiny of his people. Don't Let Arthritis Pain Get You Down. Manage your pain with Arth-Rx. Arth-Rx has provided dependable pain relief tbr arthrilis sufferers tbr over7 years. The active ingredient in Arth-Rx', capsaicin, has been shown to stop the release of Substance P. This substance is a natural chemical www.hcdsales.com in the body that plays a major role in relaying pain signals from the joint to the brain. It also has an effect on inflammation and swelling in the joints. With repeated use, Arth-Rx helps reduce the amount of Sub- stance P in your joints allowing your pain to diminish. Available locally at: LIEBE DRUG 146 2nd St. • 839-3825 YES...LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP Into Just Any Financing Plan When You Shop for a New or Used Vehicle. SEE US FIRST! • Fast Service • Reasonable Rates • • No Red Tape • 00'00/CenBank = \\;--/ 113 NW 1st Street OrtonviUe, MN 56278 v Phone 320-839-6123 • 1-800-335-8920 • Fax 320-839-6127 Member 24-hour banking 1-877-569-2265 • www.cenbank.com FDIC rement Party Held for Mr. Nypen (Edi. note: The following appeared in the latest issue of the Browns Valley News.) Valley School Board hosted a retirement party for Mr. Bert Nypen the evening of ool staff and School Board presented a framed Terry Redli n plate and special to Mr. Nypen as a token of their appreciation for all he has done for the school. SPeakers shared stories with the group, making it a pleasant evening for all. Above presents the framed plate and plaque to Mr. Nypen. On the right. Mr. Nypen, serving the Browns Valley school district as superintendent, shows his retirement pictured above from left to right. Row one, Jackson Athey, Mike Schake, i, Alex Georgen. Row 2, Bob Georgen, Jake Hamann, Jamie Gulley, Rachel and Shannon Stotesbery. Not pictured are Jlex Giossi, Jessica Knutson, Jacob Gapp MidcoNet" No More Excuses SUMMER SPECIAL 3 Months High Speed Internet 95 Per Month (Reg. $29.95/mo.) JUST $79 for a modem (Reg. $149) FREE Installation ($50 value) THE FASTEST INTERNET IN TOWN Still using slow dial-up Internet service? Switching to MidcoNet = High Speed Broadband Intemet has never been easier or more affordable! Call today and we'll take care of the switch. No more waiting. No more interruptions• No more missed opportunities. Call today and GET HOOKED! 1-800-888-1300 Still Not Convinced7 Choole to lease a modem ($!Oa month for three a let to your modem purda=e. Youql get hooked with a modem for Ju00$49 You can't lose! INTERNET Midcontinent COMMUNICATIONS www.midcocomm.com Monthly service regularly $29.9S Modem purchase or lease required. Modem lease available for $10 per month. not be available in all areas. Some restrictiont may apply• Deposit may be required• Offer available through 7/31/03• I-ND00NDENTI I5"'& [,], r.ll . [, (q-ll ;]i [t MS Tram bike tour kickoff nears For the 14th year in a row, western Minnesota is completing preparations to host MS TRAM: The Ride Across Minnesota. TRAM, an acronym for The Ride Across Minnesota, is spon- sored by the National MS Society Minnesota Chapter as a fundraiser t'€r multiple sclerosis research. The ride begins Monday July 28th in Ortonville. The tour passes through Montevideo, Redwood Falls, Hutchinson and St. Peter before wrap- ping up its near-300-mile course August 1st in Faribault. MS TRAM Kickoff festivities planned for Ortonvitle's Lakeside Park will begin around I PM on Sunday, July 27. Local hospitality volunteers have been working for months to plan the event. Orlou Mittelstaedt of the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the many people involved. "Lots of food!" she says of the July 27th welcome festivities. "We've got local food vendors with everything from snacks to full meals. Nobody should go away hungry." Musical entertainment is on the schedule as well. Earlier this year, the call went out to local musicians who wanted to showcase their talents at the festivities. "There's a Praise and Worship group made up of members from the local churches; the Tri-State Band and the Swingtime Band will be there too." Mittlestaedt said. "And we also asked the OF Mill Twirlers (a local square dance group) to perform." The square dance group is a per- feet fit for the afternoon's activities: the theme of Ortonville's MS-TRAM welcome party is "'Where the West Begins." "We want everybody to come down and welcome the TRAM rid- ers." said Mittelstaedt. "It's going to be a fun time." The MS-TRAM bicyclists will be leaving Ortonville early Monday morning, July 28th. The local Kiwanis Library corner The hours of the Ortonville Library are Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 - 3 p.m. We have a special program on Friday, July 18th at 1:00 p.m. Coming to the Library will be the Science Museum of Minnesota. This is open to the public. Please see article elsewhere in the newspaper on details. New in General Fiction is "The Devil Wears Prada" by Lauren Weisberger. A small town girl fresh out of an Ivy League college, Andrea Sachs is delighted when she is hired for her dream job as assistant to Miranda Priestly, the successful, high profile editor of "Runway" magazine, one of the world's premier fashion publications, until she discovers that she has been hired by the boss from hell. Also new is Barbara Delinsky's "Flirting With Pete". Three years after a tragic accident leaves her mother comatose, Casey Ellis loses the psychologist father she barely knew and is astonished to learn he has left her his posh Boston townhouse, a situation that leads her to discover her father's harrowing experiences with a mysterious woman named Jenny. New in Historical Fiction is "People of the Owl: A Novel of Prehistoric North America" by and Lions Clubs are serving a Belgian waffle and sausage breakfast from 5:30 to 8 AM to help fuel the riders. The breakfast, held at the Ortonville school, is also open to the public. Tickets are $5.00 and will be available Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Park as well as at selected Ortonville busi- nesses. Several local restaurants are also opening earlier than normal to serve breakfast. The first day's route will take the cyclists along Minnesota Highway 7 south from Ortonville, then through Louiiburg with rest stops at the Randy and Connie Fragodt farm near Milan and the Lac qui Parle Mission before ending the day at Montevideo. More information about the MS TRAM bike tour is available at "www.mstram.com", or by calling the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-568-5722 or (320) 839-3284. Kathleen O'Neal Gear and Michael W. Gear. Recounts the story of the trading empire of Poverty Port, Louisiana, of 3,500 years ago, during which warrior and shaman Salamander experiences a vision that shapes the destiny of his people. Don't Let Arthritis Pain Get You Down. Manage your pain with Arth-Rx. Arth-Rx has provided dependable pain relief tbr arthrilis sufferers tbr over7 years. The active ingredient in Arth-Rx', capsaicin, has been shown to stop the release of Substance P. This substance is a natural chemical www.hcdsales.com in the body that plays a major role in relaying pain signals from the joint to the brain. It also has an effect on inflammation and swelling in the joints. With repeated use, Arth-Rx helps reduce the amount of Sub- stance P in your joints allowing your pain to diminish. Available locally at: LIEBE DRUG 146 2nd St. • 839-3825 YES...LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP Into Just Any Financing Plan When You Shop for a New or Used Vehicle. SEE US FIRST! • Fast Service • Reasonable Rates • • No Red Tape • 00'00/CenBank = \\;--/ 113 NW 1st Street OrtonviUe, MN 56278 v Phone 320-839-6123 • 1-800-335-8920 • Fax 320-839-6127 Member 24-hour banking 1-877-569-2265 • www.cenbank.com FDIC