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Four cheerful, energeiic youngfuture financial help arise at the girls volunteered hours of skillful school, new projects will be pursued. salesmanship as they sold delicious There are two ways to donate to homemade goodies to the golfers dur- the A+ School Foundation: The ing the A+ School Foundation 2nd 'Project Fund' designates monies to Annual Golf Event. Alisha Ross, financial areas of specific academic or Emily Ross, Taylor Ross and Jenny equipment needs of the school. The Delage helped the A+ Foundation 'Endowment Fund' is an investment earn funds for the new playground by fund (like a savings account) with the bringing in $145 from their sales; and, income earned from original dona- that amount was matched by an tions spent to provide benefits for our anonymous donor, students. The Foundation appreciates theTo make a donation that will make willingness of the girls and their a tangible difference at the school,just Morns, who did the baking, to make as the 'cookie girls' did, send your tax the new playground become a reality, deductible gift to: The Ortonville The playground project is one of School A+ Foundation, 200 Trojan the first project goals of the A+ Drive, Ortonville, MN 56278 Foundation; and, as other needs for M On Aug. 5 in Minneapolis, agricul- tural experts will address the many challenges and changes facing land owners in Minnesota, including record grain prices, record input costs and global marketing pressures. Presentations at the "Challenge of Change" workshop, sponsored by Farmers National ComPanY, will focus on topics such as risk manage- ment; the impact commodity prices are having on farm/ranch land values; the new farm program; challenges associated with cash rent; economic change and how agriculture will be impacted; and the newest operating arrangements. "Over the past 36 months, we have seen significant fund~/mental changes take place in agriculture," said Jim Farrell, President and CEO of Farmers National Company. "It is important for non-operator landown- ers to educate themselves so they can maximize the value of their asset for themselves and the next generation." The workshop will be held at- the Minneapolis Marriott West, 9960 Wayzata Boulevard. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the sessions running from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. N land owner workshop Aug. 5 Seating is limited and pre-registra- tion is suggested. For more informa- tion or to register, call 1-800-346- 2650 or visit downer Workshops to complete the online registration form. CRAZY DAY BICYCLE WINNER lenna Haugen, almost one-year-old, is shown on the bikewith her mother Brenda, at Ortonville's Crazy Day promotion. FIRST PLACE winners in the Ortonville Couples Golf Tournament are shown above left to right are Jesse Roscoe and Abby Knutson of Championship Flight; Bill and Lynn Reno of First Flight; Wayne and Chris Casura of Second Flight; Bernie and Sharon Kirchberg of Third Flight; Wayne and Denise Frette of Fourth Flight; Gary and Carol Fuchs of Fifth Flight; Luke Kafka and Christine Hartman of Sixth Flight; Jim and Ranet Schmeichel of Seventh Flight; and Mike and Karleen Braun of Eighth Flight. SECOND PLACE winners in the Ortonville Couples Golf Tournament are shown above left to right are Bob and Rita Casura of Champion Flight; Bill and Sue Pansch of First Flight; Daryl and Marlene Eickhoff; Second Flight; Ron and Paulette Lehr Third F~ight; Curt and Sharron Bystol of Fourth Flight; Dan and Vicki Oakes of Fifth Flight; Jim and Marjall Wendland of Sixth Flight; John and Norma Westman of Seventh Flight; and Bob and Marilyn Brush of Eighth Flight. HVAC and Electrical Contractors to do work for the Prairie Five CAC, Inc. WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM. Work is on a bid and fee basis and may involve working in the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine. Must be willing to work within the David-Bacon Act federal prevai!ing wage guidelines, To receive an application contact: Prairie Five CAC, Inc. PO Box 159 Montevideo, MN 56265 320,269,6579 800.292.5437 Preference will be given to women, minority and Section 3 businesses. EOE/AA/ADA Frotl, u to roofs New Corv~r~t~ & ~ea~e~e po~e B~rrw & S~eObs 112 East St, Paul Avenue - Graceville, MN 1 Facility Includes: .1,980 sq. ft. Building LP Gas Furnace and 4 Private Offices - 2 Rest Rooms Central Air Conditioning Conference, Lunch Room, Storage, Asphalt parking lot for Secretarial & Lobby Areas employees and customers. For information or to submit a bid contact: Wayne Carlson AgCountry Farm Credit Services th 90044 Street South Fargo, ND 58108-6020 * (701)499-2589 Free speech. Free press. Free country. Speak up for the First Amendment. Credit Services I i THIRD PLACE winners in the Ortonville Couples Golf Tournament are. shown above left to right are Ryan and lessica Toop of Championship Flight; Mark and Lisa Sorenson of First Flight; Britton and Sarah Mattson of Second Flight; Randy and Brenda Christensen of Third Flight; Roger and Jean Skare of Fourth Flight; Mark and Kris Ninneman of Fifth Flight; Bob and Marge Brower of Sixth Flight; Dennis and Marty Lyngen of Seventh Flight; and Virg and Ruth Einck of Eighth Flight. The city of Odessa in Big Stone vided through USDA Rural County has been selected to immedi- Development's Community Facilities ately receive a $51,000 low-interest program, which helps finance essen- loan through the American Recovery tial community facilities for public . and Reinvestment Act to remodel its use in rural areas. These facilities city hall building Odessa was one of include childcare centers, hospitals, 345 community facilities improve- medical clinics, assisted living facili- ment projects in 33 states to receive ties, fire and rescue stations, police $66.4 million in Recovery Act funds, stations, community centers, public In 2008, the city of Odessa was buildings and transportation. Through awarded Rural Development funding this program, USDA ensures that to upgrade the city sanitary sewer such facilities are available to all system. Conditions of that funding rural residents. These funds are avail- required the city to work to make its able to public bodies, non-profit orga- city hall building fully handicap nizations and recognized Indian accessible. The Recovery Act fund- tribes. ing will help the city remodel the city For more information on USDA hall into a fully handicap accessible Rural Development, visit building, ensuring equal access to the, or call the facility for all city residents, local office in Willmar at (320) 235- The funding is being is being pro- 5612, ext. 4. BEST DRESSED COUPLES who came adorned in clothing from the seventies were left to right Kris and Mark Ninneman second place, and Sharon and Gary Watkins first place. seminar to Make cooking for one or two easier By Kelly Kunkel, University of food into one or two serving sizes. Eat Minnesota Extension one portion, and then freeze the rest. Are you finding it a struggle to Be sure to use freezer safe containers, cook a meal for just you? Are you label the container with what it is and tired of the same boring food meal the date frozen. Making your own TV after meal? This is a common corn- dinners is generally less expensive plaint forthoseexperiencingan empty and healthier, and by freezing the nest, a recent loss or just tired af(er a meals, you're not forced to eat the long day of work. The challenge is to same food over and over until it's make cooking a priority for one or gone. two people, as you would for a large Remember how much fun cooking group, can be? Experiment with different Menu planning is the first step to recipes, try out new ethnic foods or healthful cooking for one or two. Plan various cooking methods. Look for a menu for one week and write out a ways to add herbs and spices into your shopping list. As you do so, check out current recipes. Talk about cooking newspaper ads and store specials. Do with others you meet to share ideas; an inventory of your refrigerator, you may even plan to share a meal freezer and cupboard before you go sometime! shopping. Buying in bulk may be less There are so many ways to making expensive, but food may spoil before cooking "for one or two rewarding. you are able to use it up. Visit University of Minnesota Cooking more, not less, may be a Extension's nutrition webpages at solution. Make recipes with larger serving sizes, then portion out the ion/for more helpful tips. An Employment Law business There is a nominal fee to attend. seminar will be held in Montevideo Contact the Marshall Job Service on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 from Office for more information - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the 507/537-6236. Chippewa County Courthouse This seminar will also be held in Pam Harris, an attorney with the Worthington, Tuesday, July 28, 2009 St. Paul law firm of Martin & Squires, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Worthington PA, will provide an update on new Community & Technical College and employment laws and answer in Marshall on Wednesday, July 29, employment law questions. Topics 2009 at the Best Western-Marshall covered will include updates on Inn from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Family Medical Leave (FMLA) Seminars are sponsored by COBRA, Americans with Disabilities Minnesota WorkForce Center- Job Act (ADA) and an opportunity for Service and Job Service Employer seminar attendees to ask questions Committees-(JSEC) in Marshall, about workplace issues during the Montevideo and Worthington, in col- Question and Answer portion of the laboration with MN West Community seminar. Managers, supervisors, busi- & Technical C.ollege and the ness owners and human resource per- Southwest Minnesota Small Business sonnel are encouraged to attend. "Development Center. Tuesday, July 28, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 9 i