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HIGH SCHOOL'S CLASS OF 1973 celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Big Stone City is Brian Lonehenrv. Left to rieht, kneeling are Donna Roeder Howland, Nadine and Joe we Barnardt" Susan Klitzke and Jim Sher0d Standing in front are Darrell Sherod, , * fa, Donna Blanshan Moen, Becky Lilly Kracke, Sonja McMahon Peterson, JoAnn Thtelke Stodolski Flowers, Lynn Roeman Sherod and Cindy Schoon Nelson.Standing in back Arndt, Gwen Kidman Olson, Greg Meyer, Jim Schmeichel, Bill Oswood, David Sealey Mosey, Ann Hansen Tonn, Brad Howland, Don Hynnek, Tom Iverson Scoblic. families have more diversified sources, study shows businesses have more sources than they according to a study. are common--only of the farm families survey had only says Sharon Danes, with the University Extension Service. study in 1988, and now have more it was common at least one per- e so g off the farm. Urces included value- or home-based busi- like a grain value-added crops of the existing farm says. "Someone who I0 years ago now common for two families to go together to expand the business." In addition, families that sold out had some protection from other income sources, compared to the 1980s. "Farm family businesses have diversified, just as non farm business- es have," she says. Husbands reported more tensions from the farm business than did wives. For example, "a lot of tension" was reported by 24 percent of hus- bands and 15 percent of wives over preparing for farm transfers; by 24 percent of husbands and 14 percent of wives over changing things in busi- ness; and 28 percent for husbands vs. 20 percent of wives on making finan- cial decisions. Major decisions regarding money, such as whether to buy or sell land or buy new equipment, were usually decided jointly between husbands and wives, Danes found. "Wives are more involved in these major decisions than they were in our 1988 study. As more women are working off the farm, they Stories read at library in August, ary will be SUmmer storytime :rs. Each at 7 p.m. and is a particular storybook is as follows: Aug. 6 13 -,C, atm the George; Aug. 27 - Winnie the Pooh. Registration is not necessary, nor are the children required to attend all four sessions. Feel free to drop in as your schedule permits. If you have further questions, please call the library at 839-2494. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING . QUICK RESULTS ..... are interested in helping decide how the money they bring into the family is used," she says. Slightly more than one-third of both husbands and wives said they had achieved their business profit goals. About half said they had achieved long-term viability, and 65 percent of husbands said they had adequate capital and credit. "This shows more stability than we saw in the 1980s," Danes says. Surveys were received from 345 farm family businesses. A scientifical- ly selected sample was drawn by USDA's Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service from its complete list of all Minnesota farms. Copies of the "Farm Family Business" report are available from the Minnesota Rural Family Business Project at ulty/danes.html. Or, write to 275F McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108. Fax (612) 625-4227 or e mail CASH & $30,000.w Cash Drawings July 29 " i $1,000 8 pm $2,500 $1,500 9 pm $5,000 10 pm Boat & Motor Givaway All itet t & Cash drawing winners WILL QUALIFY for Gca Prize Drawings. Wednesday, July 29 at 10 pm Markets No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.22 Soybeans ........................... 5.51 Corn ................................... 1.78 July 28, 1997 No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.78 . Soybeans ........................... 6.97 ' 'C,,..;..L...,,.,, ...... .,......2 10 AXV Lawn Tractor and more! 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There are so many entertaining and educational channels that appeal to families with both young children and teenagers, includ- ing Animal Planet, (the) Discovery (Channel), the Family Channel, the Disney Channel and now Toon Disney." Families can reap the benefits of TV by actively participating with their children and making choices about watching TV. Pegasus subscribers can use the Digital Satellite System@ (DSS) "Locks and Limits" option to restrict access to specific channels or programs and put monthly spending limits on their pay per view. Some of the best advice comes from The US Department of Education, which recommends that parents should: * Set limits. Know how many hours of television your children watch. * Plan. Encourage your children to plan their viewing using a TV Guide, a newspaper listing or DIRECTV's program menu rather than channel surfing. Help the children decided Plan, set limits, monitor and partic- ipate. This is the advice experts give pa'ents about their kids television viewing habits. "Media is the most powerful learn- ing tool ever invented," said Dr. Renee Hobbs, Director of the Institute on Media Education at Harvard University. "Media helps in develop- ing intellectual skills, reasoning, com- munication, problem-solving and in understanding relationships." Years ago, parents knew exactly what their children were watching on TV. Usually, there was just one TV set, and there were only three or four stations. Today, it is virtually impossi- ble for parents to be sure exactly what their children are watching. Parental participation in deciding what kids should watch has become tremendously important. According to David Bianculli, noted author and media critic, "With proper guidance from parents, a lot of 'questionable' TV can actually raise valuable ques- tions." With the advent of cable TV in 1980 and the introduction of the mini- dish system for satellite television in the '90s, more Americans than ever have access to a 24-hour a day TV schedule. Fierce competition drives media providers to add more and more programming. Since the begin- ning of the year, Pegasus Satellite Television, the nation's largest inde- pendent provider of DIRECTV@, is furnishing nine new channels through DIRECTV's most popular viewing packages, at no additional cost, bring- Community supported agriculture due to community involvement. Tours of the garden will start at 3 - .m. At 4 p.m. Sister Dorothy Olinger, SSND, will speak on global educa- tion. Musical entertainment will be provided by "Easy Bean Farm." The evening will end with a pot luck pic- nic. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact: Annette and Kay Fernholz (320) 568-2191 or LeeAnn VanDerPol, Western MN Sustainable Farming Association Coordinator (320) 847-3432. Sisters Annette and Kay Fernholz will host a field day of their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) on Thursday, July 30, 1998. Their two acre garden project is located three miles east on Hwy 40, a mile north, and one fourth mile west of Madison. This is the Fernholz Sisters' third year of CSA. The project started out with seven families and has grown to thirty-two. They have converted a hen house and a trailer to clean and store their garden produce. The Fernholzs feel the success of the CSA has been Do you know which show'to see and encourage them to watch a variety of programs appropriate for their level of under- standing. * Participate. Know what your children watch on TV. Watch with them. Talk about the program while watching it and after it's over. Explain situations that are confusing. Ask why any violent scenes occurred and how painful they were. Ask your child for ideas about ways the conflict could have been resolved without violence. * Monitor. Encourage children to watch programs about characters who cooperate and care for each other. Such programs can influence children in positive ways by modeling desir- able behavior and setting good exam- ples. Programmers are creating shows that are positive for kids to watch. "At Pegasus, we know how much our sub- scribers appreciate the quality, family- oriented programming that networks like Nickelodeon, the History Channel and the Disney Channel con- sistently provide. Parents feel com- fortable choosing from the many hours of entertaining and educational programs DIRECTV offers," said John Di Dio. Pegasus Satellite Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pegasus Communications Corporation in Radnow, PA, Pegasus Communications Corporation oper- ates seven broadcast television sta- tions affiliated with FOX, UPN and the WB and a cable franchise in Puerto Rico. (NASDAQ: PGTV) Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Don Spurgin from Cedar Rapids, IA. There were three and a half squares dancing. Guests were from Watertown, Sisseton and Peever. Calling Wednesday, July 29, 1998 will be our mystery caller, Gene Hofmann from Dawson. On the lunch committee will be Leland and Dorothy Schwandt and Delwyn and Deloris Cross. Upcoming dances: There will be no dance on Aug. 5th. Aug. 12th we will have Ben Miller calling with election of officers. these people? Clara Johnson Margaret Swenson Thora Huckle Lueila Friedrich Lii Henkelman Henry Hanson Jacob Clark They're having the time of their lives. You probably know tony of them. They've lived in this area for many years, or have come back to this area to retire. They may have been your good neighbors. Now they are in their 70's, 80's and 90's and retired from the vork place - but not from an active life. On the contrary, they're finding their retirement years both happy and fulfilling as tenants of Pleasant l/iew Apartments. "Pleasant View apartments is as close to your home away from home as you can get. It's quiet and peaceful, yet there are lots of activities - you have the freedom to choose," said Margaret Swenson "There are many, many extras, like communion, Bible study, excercises, two choices of meat, potatoes and vegetables at the noon meal, and kind friends and neighbors." The active Milan native added, "Last but not least, a heated garage that means a lot to me." After living in'her farmhouse alone, Clara Johnson said, "! like it here because of the friendly people - someone to visit with. And, I don't have to cook so much, the noon meal is great." Clara is also pleased with the housekeeping. "It is always so clean - and 1 don't have to do it!" "It's a nice place to live; friendly, earing people, pleasant surroundings - they do many nice things for us. The entertainment is great," added Luella Friedrich "I am happy to be here" Jacob Clark enjoys coming to Pleasant View, too. "I like to visit Annie, Evelyn and Grandma Lil," the active youngster said. The four-yegr old son of Jay and Pare Clark added, "And I like to ride my bike on the tar, and help Grandma Lil pull weeds in the garden." Lil Henkelmann, who is sometimes called 'Grandma Lir, sald,"lt is like one big happy family here, lots of nice people. And my little friend Jacob can come here to visit." Thinking of the upcoming winter, she added, "And I don't have to shovel anymore!" Thora Huckle stated, "I value the friendship of the ones living here, the closeness is like a family atmosphere and I feel the credit should go to the Housing Director, Judy Oison, for all the things she does to make us feel at home The help, too, is outstanding. So, all in all, you can see why I like it here." Henry Hanson, in his wisdom, simply stated why he enjoys Pleasant View, "I like the housing director!" See for Yourself Pleasant View provides you with a wonderful option for retirement living. Come out and see what these people, your friends and neighbors, have found at Pleasant View Pleasant l-l00View 100 Barduson - Appleton, Mn Phone 320-289-1163 Judy Olson, Housing Director II I I 00INDEPENDENT Page 3b