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I '/ ii RICH[R, fllllgl lIVING KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonville Thomas Wood, Presiding Overseer Sun: 10 a.m. Public Meeting and Watchtower Study. Tues: 7:30 p.m. Book Study. Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Theocratic Ministry School and Meeting to Help Us Make Disciples. ARTICHOKE LAKE BAPTIST (13 miles north of Correll) (320) 596-2300 Rev. Timothy J. Blackman, Pastor Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Alban Township (Missouri Synod) Rev. Robert Behling, Pastor Sunday: 8:15 a.m. Church Service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD Pastor: Fr. Ray Otto, OSB - 605/432-4623 Administrator # 605/862-8319 Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m. Confessions: 4:00 p.m. - 1st & 3rd Saturdays. ASSEMBLY OF GOD 510 Burdick, Ortonville Phone 839-3021 Tom Werner, Pastor Wed: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN Marietta Steve OIson, Pastor Sun: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School. ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN Nassau Steve Olson Sun: 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of Correll in Artichoke Township John Glass, Pastor (507) 532-3113 .... Sat: 9:30 a,m Sabbath School; : Sun: 6:00 a.m. WCCO Ch. 5 or KCCO Ch. 7 "It Is Written" speaker: Mark Finley; 6:00 a.m. "The Quiet Hour" WNAX, Yankton, SD, Bill Tucker, speaker; 9:30 a.m. "The Voice of Prophecy" WNAX, Yankton, SD, speaker/director Lonnie Melashenko. ***** CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 716 SW 5th St. Willmar, MN (320) 235-2442 President Elder Grant McKinney Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sacrament Service; I 1:30 a.m. Classes. Visitors Center open Sunday- Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. CHRIST EPISCOPAL Milbank, SD First and Third Sunday of Month Holy Eucharist. All other Sundays morning prayer. 9 a.m. - All Services CORRELL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Larry Kasten Sun: 8:15 a.m. Morning Worship. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonville Daniel L. Hermanson, Pastor Tues., July 27:7 a.m Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love. Wed., July 28:l0 a.m. Staff. Fri., July 30: 1:30 p.m. Northridge; 4 p.m. Hymn Selection Committee. Sat., July 31:7 p.m. Holy Communion. Sun., Aug. l: 9 a.m. Holy Communion; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast. Men., Aug. 2:7 p.m. Church Council. May the mystery of faith unfold to protect and provide your family with peace. These Weekly Courtesy the Come and Worship THE LORD Enjoy the Fellowship Tom's Service, Odessa, MN PRO AUTO We Build Toys for the B Boys. Ortonville, MN . (320) 839-2911 U.S. FANCY HONEY ELL[NG00O00N,S00 ' iNC. ODESSA, MN 56276 i BIG STONE COOPERATIVE Clinton , Ortonville * Milbank 1-800-325-1132 or (320) 325-5466 ZION LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Sun., Aug. 1:10 a.m. Joint Worship followed by Picnic. Men., Aug. 2:7 p.m. WELCA meets. Wed., Aug. 4:8 p.m. Joint Council Meeting at Eidskog. EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Thurs., July 29:1 p.m. Do Day. Sun., Aug. 1:10 a.m. Joint Worship followed by Picnic at Zion. Tues., Aug. 3:2 p.m. Deborah Circle meets. Wed., Aug. 4:8 p.m. Joint Council Meeting at Eidskog. ST. JOHN'S, ST. JOSEPH'S & ST. JAMES' Ortonville, Rosen, Nassau Father Robert Goblirsch ST. JOHN'S - ORTONVILLE Wed., July 28:7:30 a.m. Rosary; 9:30 a.m. Northridge. Fri., July 30:7:30 a.m. Rosary; 8 a.m. Mass. Sat., July 31:3 p.m. Wedding - Inforzato/Powell; 4:15 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass Sun., Aug. 1:8:30 a.m. Mass Men: 7:30 a.m. Rosary; 8 p.m. Mass; 1:30 p.m. Alleluia Pray Group; 3:30 p.m. Mothers in Christ. ST. JAMES' - NASSAU Sat., July 31:8 p.m. Mass ST. JOSEPH'S - ROSEN Tues., July 27:8:30 a.m. Mass. Thurs., July 29:8:30 a.m. Mass. Sun., Aug. 1:10:30 a.m. Mass. ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich July 26-31:7:30 or 7:35 a.m. "By the Way" on KDIO Radio. Aug. l: 9 a.m. Mission Service in the park. Aug. 2-5: Bellingham VBS. TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD R. Karl Watkins, Pastor Sun., Aug. 1:9:30 a.m. Worship. Men., Aug. 2:9:30 a.m. Sewing. TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Richard Boehnke, Pastor Wed., July 28:1 p.m. Northridge Church Notices, following firms THOLE DISTRIBUTING ORTONVILLE i Ortonville Independent CUNTON CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR AS6OCIATiON Ron Schlimme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 Clinton State Bank THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS cu.r0. Bible Study. Sat., July 31:5 p.m. Kennedy/ Mueller Wedding. Sun., Aug. 1:8:30 & 11 a.m. Communion Services; 9:45 a.m. Bible Class; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. Men., Aug. 30-31: Circuit Counselors Meeting, Brainerd. TRINITY LUTHERAN Odessa Rev. Edwin Parker, Pastor Sun., Aug. 1:10 a.m. Holy Communion. GRACE LUTHERAN Correll Rev. Edwin Parker, Pastor Sun., Aug. 1:8 a.m. Holy Communion. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonville Rev. Duane A. Lookingbill, Pastor Aug. 1:10:45 a.m. Worship. Aug. 4:5:30 p.m. Potluck for "Visitors." TRINITY LUTHERAN Walter Twp., Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich Aug. l: 10:30 a.m. Mission Service; 12:30 p.m. Lutheran Hour, KLQE Aug. 4:l0 a.m. Service at MLH. Thoughts for life I I Information Provided By Local MCCL Written By Carol Karels Paul Greenburg, the Pulitzer Prize winning editor of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, delivered the keynote address at the National Right of Life convention in June. The following are some excerpts from the speech. "Some things you just do. There comes a time when you have to take sides, because some things you believe in. And you have to say so. It has been said before: The evils that befall the world are not nearly so often the product of bad people as they are the result of good people who remain silent when they should speak NEW LIFE cOMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonville Kory Tcdrick, Pastor Tucs: 9 a.m. Tee Time Bible Study (Golf Clubhouse). Wed: 7 p.m. Prayer (Fireside Room). Fri: 12 noon Men of Integrity (Pizza Ranch). Sun: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Communion. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonville Rev. Larry Kasten, Pastor Wed: 9:30 a.m. Prayer Group at Marie's home. Thurs: 12 noon Men's Study at Hasslcn Construction. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Worship. out. In this vague, shifting world in which good and evil so often bend, how many issues can there still be as clear, as commanding, as the choice between life and death? The abortion question was supposed to have been settled with Roe vs Wade just as in a different generation the question of slavery has been settled. Or so they thought. No cause is forever lost. Day by day we make our own choices and you folks here have chosen life". Birthdays As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar Tuesday, July 27 Jeanette Kaercher, Ashley Feldick, Pat McEwen, Sharon M. Smith, Jeffrey Van Dimberg, Danny Callahan, Adam Schneider, Cole Vietzke Wednesday, July 28 Margo Berg, Derek Knutson, Merle Lynn Dawson, Sarah Krueger, Steve Krietlow, Troy Hagen Thursday, July 29 Deb Hicks, Mike Teske, Lance Cody Swezey, Darleen Bogenrief, Isaiah Streed, Clara Waldman, Mikala Ann J. Gimmestad Friday, July 30 Charlene Karels, Kathryn Sutton Wiseman, Kristen Ann Reisdorph, Tammi Teske, Bryan Shelstad, Nathan Harder, David Zeek, Alexander Paulson Saturday, July 31 David Jones, Tami Jurgens, Cyndi Schneck, Fred Mack, Stacy Homan, Shawn Haglund, Nicole Dwyer, Kenneth Clark, Roman Karels, Jennifer Mueller, Marnie LaVoi, Katrina Erickson, Larry Brook, Lynette Athey Sunday, August 1 Jacob Michael Knoll, Nancy Schneck, Jan Eifealdt, Randy Marcus, Jim Hasslen, Rae Ann Thompson, Jake Vietzke, Dustin Beachem Monday, August 2 Allen Pearson, Sharon Carlson, Matthew Carlson, Larry Helgeson, Suzanne Gere Pansch, Tony Eckstein, Scott Anderson; Norma Frevert, Jerry Parker ....... Tuesday, August 3 Cathy Karels, Tehia Rawleigh Knoll, Teresa Rawleigh Jackson, Nick Hegge, Pat Taffe, Jason Fraasch, Ron Wester, Jody Biever, Nikki Rabe, Susan Minahan Borgerson, Tyler Stephen Sis, Suzanna Bengtson, Ardith Emde, Teresa Bursheim Cards of thanks i I CARD OF THANKS I want to express my sincere thanks to my family for the wonder- ful open house and surprise party. Thanks to all my friends and relatives for cards, gifts and loving wishes. Also special thanks to Delores Christensen for the surprise luncheon. I will always remember it. May God bless you all. 26- I Ruth Torgerson CARD OF THANKS After the passing of Emil Hillmann, his family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks for the expressions of love from relatives and friends. During Emil's final months, we appreciate the loving care he received from the Marietta Ambulance crew and the doctors and nurses at the Ortonville Hospital. We wish to thank Lorwin, Paul, Sylvia and staff at the Zahrbock Funeral Home for their kindness and attention to all the details of the funeral ser- vices. Finally, a very special thank you to Pastor Friedrich, the pallbear- ers, the Ladies Aid, the organist and ushers at Trinity Lutheran Church and the Nassau American Legion Post #536 for making Emil's Funeral a moving and joyous occasion. May your lives be blessed as ours have been for knowing this wonderful man. 26-1 CARD OF THANKS A special thanks to all the friends and relatives who sent me birthday, cards, phone calls, gifts, flowers and visits for my 95th birthday. God bless you all. 26-1 Vivian B. Hublou CARD OF THANKS Thank you to all of the donors who made time to donate blood while the bloodmobile was here in big Stone County. We had another suc- cessful drive and this would not be possible without the assistance of many individuals. Thanks goes to the coordinators in the local communi- ties, callers, canteen workers, set up and take down people, meal servers, babysitters and any other people who Page 10b  INDEPENDENT "... Think About These Things" by Rev. Wilfred C. Hansen PASTOR AT LARGE "I have said this to you, that in me you may world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, the world." John 16:33 My favorite flower is the rose. I don't have a large rose bushes like some folks do. This year I bought daughter gave me three new bushes for Father's so that I have a blossom or two through the My father always grew roses...beautiful, bi time to time he would cut a blossom for a I remember watching him as he carefully removed the the pocket knife that he always carried. The thorns rose can be vicious. I learned my love of roses from learned about the thorns from him. Last Thursday our dog Sam died. He was a friend and brought us great joy . Now we have again we experience the reality of blossoms and thorns. I am reminded of a meditation which is Rose Garden." The author is Rev. C. Thomas Beach, Florida. Reflect on, "Jesus wants His followers all who follow Him will receive a rose garden, both thorns. Rose gardens by definition, have both. aero locgarden" You can count on it, the Christian life b om and blight, blossoms and thorns. N 31 about the blossoms. We all grouse about the thorns. 28 years has been a bed of roses from day one involved both thorns and roses. Life is a bed of roses for all of us. We experience good cheer that Jesus promised, only as we learn thorns. help make the day successful. Thanks to the locations that allow us to come in and use their facilities: New Life Baptist Church, Holy Rosary Parish, Clinton Memorial Building and Beardsley Auditorium. Thanks also goes to the following businesses for their donations: Pepsi, Cheese Factory, Pioneer Meat Market, Bill's Super Valu and Graceville Super Valu. A big thanks also goes to the Ortonville Independent, Northern Star and KDIO Radio for the excel- lent publicity that they give us for each drive. A sincere thanks to Foster and Malta butions towards next drive will be! October, we hope Ione Gibson Gerry Deb Farwell Deb Ellingson Liz Ketz, 26-1 Obituaries Gloria Ann Ebnet Gloria Ann Ebnet, 51 of Madison, died Friday afternoon July 23, 1999, at the Madison Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. this TUesday, July 27th at the Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson, with Reverend Keith Born officiating. Burial will be in the Benson City Cemetery. At the service, organist will be Mary Savelkoul. Active Pallbearers will be Kim Brown, Jeffery Brown, Jeremy Reich, Wesley Brown, Stanton Brown, and Jacob Reich. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sia Sandi, Hunter Quillin, Lydia Mwambi, and Justin Ebnet. Visitation was held Men. and will be one hour prior to the service at the Church. Gloria Ann Ebnet was born Jan 26, 1948, in Benson, the daughter of Carl Melvin and Eva May (Kelly) Martinson. She was called from this life on Friday afternoon, July 23rd, at the Madison Hospital. She had attained the age of 51 years, 5 months and 27 days. Gloria was baptized at the West Bank Lutheran Church in Swift County and confirmed in the Christian Faith in 1963, at the Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. She attended school in Benson and graduated from Benson High school in 1966. On June 26, 1969, Gloria was united in marriage to Raymond George Ebnet Jr., in Benson. To this union one son and three daughters were born. Together Gloria and Raymond were able! years of Gloria and Among the were her grar puzzles, music, operas. Gloria is Raymond G. one son, Jose Cottonwood; three Sandi and Anna Ebnet four grandchildren; expected soon; fb (Laura) Martinson Gary Martinson Steve Martinson Kevin (Gin and David Cottage Grove; (Roger) Elliott of (Craig) Peterson Heights, Amelia Karen Martinson Kaye (Ron) Park Gloria was her parents, and Eva(Kelly) one still born grandson, and one brother, 1969. Arrangem Jacobs Benson. [ INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING FOUR REASONS TO PREARRANGE *Keeps unnecessary stress off survivors *Not counted as an asset when considering medical assistance or SSI *Interest compounds into account to keep up with inflation *Non-taxable In home appointments are Call Pare at one of our four locations Larson Funeral Ortonville Graceville Clinton 839-2588 748-7119 325-5215 I '/ ii RICH[R, fllllgl lIVING KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonville Thomas Wood, Presiding Overseer Sun: 10 a.m. Public Meeting and Watchtower Study. Tues: 7:30 p.m. Book Study. Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Theocratic Ministry School and Meeting to Help Us Make Disciples. ARTICHOKE LAKE BAPTIST (13 miles north of Correll) (320) 596-2300 Rev. Timothy J. Blackman, Pastor Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Alban Township (Missouri Synod) Rev. Robert Behling, Pastor Sunday: 8:15 a.m. Church Service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD Pastor: Fr. Ray Otto, OSB - 605/432-4623 Administrator # 605/862-8319 Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m. Confessions: 4:00 p.m. - 1st & 3rd Saturdays. ASSEMBLY OF GOD 510 Burdick, Ortonville Phone 839-3021 Tom Werner, Pastor Wed: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN Marietta Steve OIson, Pastor Sun: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School. ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN Nassau Steve Olson Sun: 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of Correll in Artichoke Township John Glass, Pastor (507) 532-3113 .... Sat: 9:30 a,m Sabbath School; : Sun: 6:00 a.m. WCCO Ch. 5 or KCCO Ch. 7 "It Is Written" speaker: Mark Finley; 6:00 a.m. "The Quiet Hour" WNAX, Yankton, SD, Bill Tucker, speaker; 9:30 a.m. "The Voice of Prophecy" WNAX, Yankton, SD, speaker/director Lonnie Melashenko. ***** CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 716 SW 5th St. Willmar, MN (320) 235-2442 President Elder Grant McKinney Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sacrament Service; I 1:30 a.m. Classes. Visitors Center open Sunday- Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. CHRIST EPISCOPAL Milbank, SD First and Third Sunday of Month Holy Eucharist. All other Sundays morning prayer. 9 a.m. - All Services CORRELL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Larry Kasten Sun: 8:15 a.m. Morning Worship. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonville Daniel L. Hermanson, Pastor Tues., July 27:7 a.m Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love. Wed., July 28:l0 a.m. Staff. Fri., July 30: 1:30 p.m. Northridge; 4 p.m. Hymn Selection Committee. Sat., July 31:7 p.m. Holy Communion. Sun., Aug. l: 9 a.m. Holy Communion; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast. Men., Aug. 2:7 p.m. Church Council. May the mystery of faith unfold to protect and provide your family with peace. These Weekly Courtesy the Come and Worship THE LORD Enjoy the Fellowship Tom's Service, Odessa, MN PRO AUTO We Build Toys for the B Boys. Ortonville, MN . (320) 839-2911 U.S. FANCY HONEY ELL[NG00O00N,S00 ' iNC. ODESSA, MN 56276 i BIG STONE COOPERATIVE Clinton , Ortonville * Milbank 1-800-325-1132 or (320) 325-5466 ZION LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Sun., Aug. 1:10 a.m. Joint Worship followed by Picnic. Men., Aug. 2:7 p.m. WELCA meets. Wed., Aug. 4:8 p.m. Joint Council Meeting at Eidskog. EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Thurs., July 29:1 p.m. Do Day. Sun., Aug. 1:10 a.m. Joint Worship followed by Picnic at Zion. Tues., Aug. 3:2 p.m. Deborah Circle meets. Wed., Aug. 4:8 p.m. Joint Council Meeting at Eidskog. ST. JOHN'S, ST. JOSEPH'S & ST. JAMES' Ortonville, Rosen, Nassau Father Robert Goblirsch ST. JOHN'S - ORTONVILLE Wed., July 28:7:30 a.m. Rosary; 9:30 a.m. Northridge. Fri., July 30:7:30 a.m. Rosary; 8 a.m. Mass. Sat., July 31:3 p.m. Wedding - Inforzato/Powell; 4:15 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass Sun., Aug. 1:8:30 a.m. Mass Men: 7:30 a.m. Rosary; 8 p.m. Mass; 1:30 p.m. Alleluia Pray Group; 3:30 p.m. Mothers in Christ. ST. JAMES' - NASSAU Sat., July 31:8 p.m. Mass ST. JOSEPH'S - ROSEN Tues., July 27:8:30 a.m. Mass. Thurs., July 29:8:30 a.m. Mass. Sun., Aug. 1:10:30 a.m. Mass. ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich July 26-31:7:30 or 7:35 a.m. "By the Way" on KDIO Radio. Aug. l: 9 a.m. Mission Service in the park. Aug. 2-5: Bellingham VBS. TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD R. Karl Watkins, Pastor Sun., Aug. 1:9:30 a.m. Worship. Men., Aug. 2:9:30 a.m. Sewing. TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Richard Boehnke, Pastor Wed., July 28:1 p.m. Northridge Church Notices, following firms THOLE DISTRIBUTING ORTONVILLE i Ortonville Independent CUNTON CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR AS6OCIATiON Ron Schlimme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 Clinton State Bank THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS cu.r0. Bible Study. Sat., July 31:5 p.m. Kennedy/ Mueller Wedding. Sun., Aug. 1:8:30 & 11 a.m. Communion Services; 9:45 a.m. Bible Class; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. Men., Aug. 30-31: Circuit Counselors Meeting, Brainerd. TRINITY LUTHERAN Odessa Rev. Edwin Parker, Pastor Sun., Aug. 1:10 a.m. Holy Communion. GRACE LUTHERAN Correll Rev. Edwin Parker, Pastor Sun., Aug. 1:8 a.m. Holy Communion. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonville Rev. Duane A. Lookingbill, Pastor Aug. 1:10:45 a.m. Worship. Aug. 4:5:30 p.m. Potluck for "Visitors." TRINITY LUTHERAN Walter Twp., Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich Aug. l: 10:30 a.m. Mission Service; 12:30 p.m. Lutheran Hour, KLQE Aug. 4:l0 a.m. Service at MLH. Thoughts for life I I Information Provided By Local MCCL Written By Carol Karels Paul Greenburg, the Pulitzer Prize winning editor of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, delivered the keynote address at the National Right of Life convention in June. The following are some excerpts from the speech. "Some things you just do. There comes a time when you have to take sides, because some things you believe in. And you have to say so. It has been said before: The evils that befall the world are not nearly so often the product of bad people as they are the result of good people who remain silent when they should speak NEW LIFE cOMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonville Kory Tcdrick, Pastor Tucs: 9 a.m. Tee Time Bible Study (Golf Clubhouse). Wed: 7 p.m. Prayer (Fireside Room). Fri: 12 noon Men of Integrity (Pizza Ranch). Sun: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Communion. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonville Rev. Larry Kasten, Pastor Wed: 9:30 a.m. Prayer Group at Marie's home. Thurs: 12 noon Men's Study at Hasslcn Construction. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Worship. out. In this vague, shifting world in which good and evil so often bend, how many issues can there still be as clear, as commanding, as the choice between life and death? The abortion question was supposed to have been settled with Roe vs Wade just as in a different generation the question of slavery has been settled. Or so they thought. No cause is forever lost. Day by day we make our own choices and you folks here have chosen life". Birthdays As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar Tuesday, July 27 Jeanette Kaercher, Ashley Feldick, Pat McEwen, Sharon M. Smith, Jeffrey Van Dimberg, Danny Callahan, Adam Schneider, Cole Vietzke Wednesday, July 28 Margo Berg, Derek Knutson, Merle Lynn Dawson, Sarah Krueger, Steve Krietlow, Troy Hagen Thursday, July 29 Deb Hicks, Mike Teske, Lance Cody Swezey, Darleen Bogenrief, Isaiah Streed, Clara Waldman, Mikala Ann J. Gimmestad Friday, July 30 Charlene Karels, Kathryn Sutton Wiseman, Kristen Ann Reisdorph, Tammi Teske, Bryan Shelstad, Nathan Harder, David Zeek, Alexander Paulson Saturday, July 31 David Jones, Tami Jurgens, Cyndi Schneck, Fred Mack, Stacy Homan, Shawn Haglund, Nicole Dwyer, Kenneth Clark, Roman Karels, Jennifer Mueller, Marnie LaVoi, Katrina Erickson, Larry Brook, Lynette Athey Sunday, August 1 Jacob Michael Knoll, Nancy Schneck, Jan Eifealdt, Randy Marcus, Jim Hasslen, Rae Ann Thompson, Jake Vietzke, Dustin Beachem Monday, August 2 Allen Pearson, Sharon Carlson, Matthew Carlson, Larry Helgeson, Suzanne Gere Pansch, Tony Eckstein, Scott Anderson; Norma Frevert, Jerry Parker ....... Tuesday, August 3 Cathy Karels, Tehia Rawleigh Knoll, Teresa Rawleigh Jackson, Nick Hegge, Pat Taffe, Jason Fraasch, Ron Wester, Jody Biever, Nikki Rabe, Susan Minahan Borgerson, Tyler Stephen Sis, Suzanna Bengtson, Ardith Emde, Teresa Bursheim Cards of thanks i I CARD OF THANKS I want to express my sincere thanks to my family for the wonder- ful open house and surprise party. Thanks to all my friends and relatives for cards, gifts and loving wishes. Also special thanks to Delores Christensen for the surprise luncheon. I will always remember it. May God bless you all. 26- I Ruth Torgerson CARD OF THANKS After the passing of Emil Hillmann, his family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks for the expressions of love from relatives and friends. During Emil's final months, we appreciate the loving care he received from the Marietta Ambulance crew and the doctors and nurses at the Ortonville Hospital. We wish to thank Lorwin, Paul, Sylvia and staff at the Zahrbock Funeral Home for their kindness and attention to all the details of the funeral ser- vices. Finally, a very special thank you to Pastor Friedrich, the pallbear- ers, the Ladies Aid, the organist and ushers at Trinity Lutheran Church and the Nassau American Legion Post #536 for making Emil's Funeral a moving and joyous occasion. May your lives be blessed as ours have been for knowing this wonderful man. 26-1 CARD OF THANKS A special thanks to all the friends and relatives who sent me birthday, cards, phone calls, gifts, flowers and visits for my 95th birthday. God bless you all. 26-1 Vivian B. Hublou CARD OF THANKS Thank you to all of the donors who made time to donate blood while the bloodmobile was here in big Stone County. We had another suc- cessful drive and this would not be possible without the assistance of many individuals. Thanks goes to the coordinators in the local communi- ties, callers, canteen workers, set up and take down people, meal servers, babysitters and any other people who Page 10b  INDEPENDENT "... Think About These Things" by Rev. Wilfred C. Hansen PASTOR AT LARGE "I have said this to you, that in me you may world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, the world." John 16:33 My favorite flower is the rose. I don't have a large rose bushes like some folks do. This year I bought daughter gave me three new bushes for Father's so that I have a blossom or two through the My father always grew roses...beautiful, bi time to time he would cut a blossom for a I remember watching him as he carefully removed the the pocket knife that he always carried. The thorns rose can be vicious. I learned my love of roses from learned about the thorns from him. Last Thursday our dog Sam died. He was a friend and brought us great joy . Now we have again we experience the reality of blossoms and thorns. I am reminded of a meditation which is Rose Garden." The author is Rev. C. Thomas Beach, Florida. Reflect on, "Jesus wants His followers all who follow Him will receive a rose garden, both thorns. Rose gardens by definition, have both. aero locgarden" You can count on it, the Christian life b om and blight, blossoms and thorns. N 31 about the blossoms. We all grouse about the thorns. 28 years has been a bed of roses from day one involved both thorns and roses. Life is a bed of roses for all of us. We experience good cheer that Jesus promised, only as we learn thorns. help make the day successful. Thanks to the locations that allow us to come in and use their facilities: New Life Baptist Church, Holy Rosary Parish, Clinton Memorial Building and Beardsley Auditorium. Thanks also goes to the following businesses for their donations: Pepsi, Cheese Factory, Pioneer Meat Market, Bill's Super Valu and Graceville Super Valu. A big thanks also goes to the Ortonville Independent, Northern Star and KDIO Radio for the excel- lent publicity that they give us for each drive. A sincere thanks to Foster and Malta butions towards next drive will be! October, we hope Ione Gibson Gerry Deb Farwell Deb Ellingson Liz Ketz, 26-1 Obituaries Gloria Ann Ebnet Gloria Ann Ebnet, 51 of Madison, died Friday afternoon July 23, 1999, at the Madison Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. this TUesday, July 27th at the Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson, with Reverend Keith Born officiating. Burial will be in the Benson City Cemetery. At the service, organist will be Mary Savelkoul. Active Pallbearers will be Kim Brown, Jeffery Brown, Jeremy Reich, Wesley Brown, Stanton Brown, and Jacob Reich. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sia Sandi, Hunter Quillin, Lydia Mwambi, and Justin Ebnet. Visitation was held Men. and will be one hour prior to the service at the Church. Gloria Ann Ebnet was born Jan 26, 1948, in Benson, the daughter of Carl Melvin and Eva May (Kelly) Martinson. She was called from this life on Friday afternoon, July 23rd, at the Madison Hospital. She had attained the age of 51 years, 5 months and 27 days. Gloria was baptized at the West Bank Lutheran Church in Swift County and confirmed in the Christian Faith in 1963, at the Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. She attended school in Benson and graduated from Benson High school in 1966. On June 26, 1969, Gloria was united in marriage to Raymond George Ebnet Jr., in Benson. To this union one son and three daughters were born. Together Gloria and Raymond were able! years of Gloria and Among the were her grar puzzles, music, operas. Gloria is Raymond G. one son, Jose Cottonwood; three Sandi and Anna Ebnet four grandchildren; expected soon; fb (Laura) Martinson Gary Martinson Steve Martinson Kevin (Gin and David Cottage Grove; (Roger) Elliott of (Craig) Peterson Heights, Amelia Karen Martinson Kaye (Ron) Park Gloria was her parents, and Eva(Kelly) one still born grandson, and one brother, 1969. Arrangem Jacobs Benson. [ INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING FOUR REASONS TO PREARRANGE *Keeps unnecessary stress off survivors *Not counted as an asset when considering medical assistance or SSI *Interest compounds into account to keep up with inflation *Non-taxable In home appointments are Call Pare at one of our four locations Larson Funeral Ortonville Graceville Clinton 839-2588 748-7119 325-5215