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WAS CAUGHT ON FILM BY SCOTT GILLESPIE, who took the photograph from north of Johnson on County Highway 21 late Wednesday afternoon, July 9. Sirens o that day about 3:30 p.m. Law enforcement officers from Big Stone County traveled ,ri( r to that time, after the tornado had been reported. Old Big Stone County School located south of Johnson, near the David Vogt home, was damaged by the storm, and tool was removed. SCHOOL STUDENTS Amanda Homan and Kelsey Farm Bureau-sponsored Red, White and You loud State University in St. Cloud June 23-25. They nnesota students in attendance at the event. See Submitted Photo WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ] sen 80th Wendell (Bud) m open house of his 80th 3nville Senior 1 to 4 p.m. Alanon/Alateen conference set The 22nd Annual Minnesota AI- Anon and Alateen Fellowship Weekend will be held on August 29- 30, 2003 at the THUNDERBIRD HOTEL, Bloomington. The hotel is located south of Highway 494 at the 24th Avenue exit. Theme for the weekend is "Hope and Harmony" and will feature workshops and Al-Anon, AA, and Alateea speakers. Advance registration by August 22, 2003:$12.00 for adults $10.00 for ages 18 and under/65+ Registration at the door: $15.00 for adults $12.00 for ages 18 and under/65+ Everyone is welcome to attend, and you need not be a member of A1- Anon, AA, or Alateen. For further information about registration or to order tickets, call the Minneapolis M-Anon and Alateen Information Service office at 952-920-3961, or go online to www.al-anon-alateen-msp.org. Two Local Youth At Red, White & You FB Conference Two young people, Amanda Homan and Keisey Kleindl, of Big Stone County recently attended the 2003 Red, White and You Conference, sponsored by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation. The conference was held at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud June 23- 25. Participants heard a presentation from motivational speaker Rick d Metzger and attended workshops on positive attitudes, patriotism, diversi- ty and your rights as-a citizen. Attendees also met with members of the Minnesota Legislature as part of a mock lobbying exercise. "The purpose of this conference is to emphasize the freedoms enjoyed by Americans - many we often take for granted," said Big Stone County Farm Bureau President Don Diekmann. "We think it is important our young leaders take time to recog- nize some of the benefits and privi- leges we have." Keisey Kleindi stated, "It was a great learning experience. I learned a lpt about leadership and many things that will help Re through the rest of my life." In commenting on the conference, Amanda Homan stated, "This confer- ence will help me become a better leader and overall better person." A 25-year tradition of the Minnesota Farm Bureau, Red, White and You is a teen leadership confer- ence that focuses on the importance of democracy and the rights and responsibilities associated with free- dom. Ninety students from across the state attended this year's program, which is open to any student in grades 8-10. For more information about the conference, contact your county Farm Bureau office. ii  Our Wildlife and Fish cannot survive unless our Big Stone Lake is llu kee! Please do your part. ., the Cooperatives of Country Partners, Farmers Co-op and Co.op will combine operations and we will need a new represents us all. The new Board of Directors is asking .help. Submit your ideas for a new name and if your Is selected, you'll WIN either $100.00 or tickets to the Vikings! YOUR IDEAS BY AUGUST 10TH AT THE COOPERATIVES RETAIL LOCATIONS Enter as many times as you like! the counties of Big Stone and Traverse in Minnesota and Roberts and Grant in South Dakota. o00"I'NDEP-ENDENT 11€' tm .vJ" [.[-m .ewjI, Morris Selected As One of 18 II l'i=l'1"Pl"mmv+ 'm'l' Over 100 communities submitted requests to the University of Minnesota Extension Service to host one of the 18 proposed Regional Extension offices in Minnesota. Currently most counties have their own offices, although Extension Directors/Educators have been con- solidated and shared in recent months. The change is being done due to budget cutbacks, and the announce- ment was made Monday on the 18 sites, which include 16 in rural Minnesota and two in the Twin Cities suburbs. According to Extension Service Dean Charles Casey, each regional office will have five to ten employees to serve surrounding counties. In western Minnesota, Morris was named as a host community, as well as four other cities that have campus- es of the University of Minnesota. The Regional Center locations are: Albert Lea+ Andover, Brainerd, Cloquet, Crookston, Farmington, Fergus Falls. Grand Rapids, Hutchinson, Mankato, Marshall, Moorhead, Mora, Morris, Rochester, Roseau, St. Cloud and Worthington. The Extension Service had said University of Minnesota facilities would be considered in the selection criteria. Once the five centers connected to the University facilities were deter- mined, the remaining 13 centers needed to be geographically dis- bursed around the state, according to Casey. According to Casey, now county, state and federal money is mixed together enough that counties some- times have little say in how their funds are spent. Under the new sys- tem, according to Casey, a county does not have to spend anything on the extension service. However, each county is expected to fund a 4-H Educator and sponsor a 4-H program. He also stated that 40 to 50 counties will fund more than just a 4-H educator, and the most popular area is agriculture education. The Extension Service spokesper- son said that he expects the 200 edu- cators now on the payroll to drop to 150 or 160 by the time the regional Regional Extension Sites offices take over in January 2004. Employees will soon receive a sur- vey asking what specialty and geo- graphic area they prefer. Some will accept an early retirement plan and county-funded positions will be avail- able to some workers. Q heck out our web site at www.ortonvilleindependent.com ,) I I A volunteer opportunity to reach out to people in your community...be a RIDES Escort and/or Driver! Get Involved... PRAIRIE FIVE COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL, INC. PRAIRIE FIVE RIDES Need assistance while using our transportation services? RIDES will pro- vide a volunteer escort to help you. Call 1-877-757-4337 from 7am-6pm 60th Wedding Anniversary You are invited to the 60th wedding celebration of Cleo and Alona Sealey on Saturday, Aug, 23, 2003 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the activity center at Northridge Residence. Dress casually. Drinks, food and cake provided. iiiii i ii 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 • 11C3N w ii /l Because we care t . enBank 1st Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-6123 • 1-800-335-8920 • Fax 320-839-6127 Member 24-hour banking 1-877-569-2265 * www'cenbank'c°rn FDIC WAS CAUGHT ON FILM BY SCOTT GILLESPIE, who took the photograph from north of Johnson on County Highway 21 late Wednesday afternoon, July 9. Sirens o that day about 3:30 p.m. Law enforcement officers from Big Stone County traveled ,ri( r to that time, after the tornado had been reported. Old Big Stone County School located south of Johnson, near the David Vogt home, was damaged by the storm, and tool was removed. SCHOOL STUDENTS Amanda Homan and Kelsey Farm Bureau-sponsored Red, White and You loud State University in St. Cloud June 23-25. They nnesota students in attendance at the event. See Submitted Photo WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ] sen 80th Wendell (Bud) m open house of his 80th 3nville Senior 1 to 4 p.m. Alanon/Alateen conference set The 22nd Annual Minnesota AI- Anon and Alateen Fellowship Weekend will be held on August 29- 30, 2003 at the THUNDERBIRD HOTEL, Bloomington. The hotel is located south of Highway 494 at the 24th Avenue exit. Theme for the weekend is "Hope and Harmony" and will feature workshops and Al-Anon, AA, and Alateea speakers. Advance registration by August 22, 2003:$12.00 for adults $10.00 for ages 18 and under/65+ Registration at the door: $15.00 for adults $12.00 for ages 18 and under/65+ Everyone is welcome to attend, and you need not be a member of A1- Anon, AA, or Alateen. For further information about registration or to order tickets, call the Minneapolis M-Anon and Alateen Information Service office at 952-920-3961, or go online to www.al-anon-alateen-msp.org. Two Local Youth At Red, White & You FB Conference Two young people, Amanda Homan and Keisey Kleindl, of Big Stone County recently attended the 2003 Red, White and You Conference, sponsored by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation. The conference was held at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud June 23- 25. Participants heard a presentation from motivational speaker Rick d Metzger and attended workshops on positive attitudes, patriotism, diversi- ty and your rights as-a citizen. Attendees also met with members of the Minnesota Legislature as part of a mock lobbying exercise. "The purpose of this conference is to emphasize the freedoms enjoyed by Americans - many we often take for granted," said Big Stone County Farm Bureau President Don Diekmann. "We think it is important our young leaders take time to recog- nize some of the benefits and privi- leges we have." Keisey Kleindi stated, "It was a great learning experience. I learned a lpt about leadership and many things that will help Re through the rest of my life." In commenting on the conference, Amanda Homan stated, "This confer- ence will help me become a better leader and overall better person." A 25-year tradition of the Minnesota Farm Bureau, Red, White and You is a teen leadership confer- ence that focuses on the importance of democracy and the rights and responsibilities associated with free- dom. Ninety students from across the state attended this year's program, which is open to any student in grades 8-10. For more information about the conference, contact your county Farm Bureau office. ii  Our Wildlife and Fish cannot survive unless our Big Stone Lake is llu kee! Please do your part. ., the Cooperatives of Country Partners, Farmers Co-op and Co.op will combine operations and we will need a new represents us all. The new Board of Directors is asking .help. Submit your ideas for a new name and if your Is selected, you'll WIN either $100.00 or tickets to the Vikings! YOUR IDEAS BY AUGUST 10TH AT THE COOPERATIVES RETAIL LOCATIONS Enter as many times as you like! the counties of Big Stone and Traverse in Minnesota and Roberts and Grant in South Dakota. o00"I'NDEP-ENDENT 11€' tm .vJ" [.[-m .ewjI, Morris Selected As One of 18 II l'i=l'1"Pl"mmv+ 'm'l' Over 100 communities submitted requests to the University of Minnesota Extension Service to host one of the 18 proposed Regional Extension offices in Minnesota. Currently most counties have their own offices, although Extension Directors/Educators have been con- solidated and shared in recent months. The change is being done due to budget cutbacks, and the announce- ment was made Monday on the 18 sites, which include 16 in rural Minnesota and two in the Twin Cities suburbs. According to Extension Service Dean Charles Casey, each regional office will have five to ten employees to serve surrounding counties. In western Minnesota, Morris was named as a host community, as well as four other cities that have campus- es of the University of Minnesota. The Regional Center locations are: Albert Lea+ Andover, Brainerd, Cloquet, Crookston, Farmington, Fergus Falls. Grand Rapids, Hutchinson, Mankato, Marshall, Moorhead, Mora, Morris, Rochester, Roseau, St. Cloud and Worthington. The Extension Service had said University of Minnesota facilities would be considered in the selection criteria. Once the five centers connected to the University facilities were deter- mined, the remaining 13 centers needed to be geographically dis- bursed around the state, according to Casey. According to Casey, now county, state and federal money is mixed together enough that counties some- times have little say in how their funds are spent. Under the new sys- tem, according to Casey, a county does not have to spend anything on the extension service. However, each county is expected to fund a 4-H Educator and sponsor a 4-H program. He also stated that 40 to 50 counties will fund more than just a 4-H educator, and the most popular area is agriculture education. The Extension Service spokesper- son said that he expects the 200 edu- cators now on the payroll to drop to 150 or 160 by the time the regional Regional Extension Sites offices take over in January 2004. Employees will soon receive a sur- vey asking what specialty and geo- graphic area they prefer. Some will accept an early retirement plan and county-funded positions will be avail- able to some workers. Q heck out our web site at www.ortonvilleindependent.com ,) I I A volunteer opportunity to reach out to people in your community...be a RIDES Escort and/or Driver! Get Involved... PRAIRIE FIVE COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL, INC. PRAIRIE FIVE RIDES Need assistance while using our transportation services? RIDES will pro- vide a volunteer escort to help you. Call 1-877-757-4337 from 7am-6pm 60th Wedding Anniversary You are invited to the 60th wedding celebration of Cleo and Alona Sealey on Saturday, Aug, 23, 2003 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the activity center at Northridge Residence. Dress casually. Drinks, food and cake provided. iiiii i ii 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 • 11C3N w ii /l Because we care t . enBank 1st Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-6123 • 1-800-335-8920 • Fax 320-839-6127 Member 24-hour banking 1-877-569-2265 * www'cenbank'c°rn FDIC