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'I I I N[JEI ',NDENT "A Constructive Newspaper In A Live C,o.mmunity" " d = htfor"M,ss Can idat(:s soug Ortonville Area" pageant '02 Miss Ortonville Area Queen available to participate as a visiting For the Little i ii i competition, to be held during this queen in all parades and any other competition, girls must be ent year's 64th annual Cornfest functions that may occur throughout into the first grade this fall celeb/natdiilnteAUgml8"be a U.S. citizen tSta Ydba:r i:f ccogjUneC;ondi/t?r ttl I JoU?lli:Iraiwl.l be non-competitive and an area resident. If she has Miss Ortonville Area Royalty Dresses are required for the: :: ..... " i,'i,}, possess high moral character, and not Commerce. , Adri¢ l{idus! ° estiii!i:r tS! t i ;s t t Sueiil ;iii: !2°i e:!! enbe, Pc2°rd l?f nel coi !iliPg !i i ; !! I Ortonville Area competitors includes Deadlines for the candidates to Anyone with questions being single, never having been enter is August 13, with the forms to spons  married, and having no children. In be.dropped off at the BSLA Chamber. of th addition, she is to be in good standing Forms may be picked up at the Big Marl .... with her school and community, Stone Lake Area Chamber of (wor l  I  uSltr°llChs°/statn°lacc° or other feeS, POwnli):paYclau$1esOOtlP;cSO:thi p 9009. Nelson awarded Volume 84 Number 27 advertising, thank-you ads, sash for the candidate, interview dinner, Miss competition, girls must be entering into the first grade this fall and judging will be non-competitive luck Dresses are required for the Little Miss portion of the pageant, but need The $20 sponsorship fee includes the cost of gifts, royalty on sponsorship or entering either portion of the competition may contact Marlyce Thompson at 839-2991 (work) or 273-2314 (home), or }i'i; i. Adrienne Stattelman at (320) 815- ,vaAT THE EVERNE DANIELSON'S were treated to a horse and buggy ride last Monday in Jason Helgeson chosen as Hans from 00orway. Oa00en ,De was host w,h h00s.orses Mike and Mo,y. HCF ' isitor t Dalen'sleft. The Big Stone Health Care "Adorable Baby in 2002" Foundation was pleased to award a annual Riverside Trail LindseySCh°larship tONelson Big Stone County Minnesota upon her  / coming this weekend graduation from Ortonville • Public High School. She is !ghebeaaiiiil i!itigtmhnilucili]nSrttmdl:TgaChn! tletaeehiglnOu!ttweifeahi!nfo I planning on Jason Helgeson, son of Harley and  "[f!Cw'-" a t t e n d i n g Ellie Helgeson of Ortonviile. , !. -, Southwest State ' Jason will also receive first prize  Citizens Concerned for Life announce the results of their "Adorable Babies" promotion held at the county fair. Chosen to represent Big Stone i MCCL in the Ortonville Cornfest Parade as "Adorable Baby 2002" is -" karaoke are on the menu, so stop and thanks to all those who have helped to University in of a $50 Savings Bond. OnSored by the listen to the great singing, or laugh at make the ride possible, including M a r s h a 1 1 , ":  Second prize of $20 goes to . " the not-so-great singing of some of the Luella Hoxteil, who has been aiding M i n n e s o t a Brooke Oakes, daughter of Steve and -.. 7a.m. on Friday, karaoke participants, with trail rides here for the past 41 majoring in Pre-Med and Biology. Bobble Oakes of Ortonville.  i  '. Saturday and Prizes to be lfiven away include a years. Also, to Kathi Thymian, Doug Lindsey is the daughter of Bruce Third prize of $15 was won by "  / " 0a.m. Free pop horse wormer from the Milbank Vet and LaVonne Fraash and Rick and Lori Nelsen of Ortonville. Sammy Stattelman, son of Danny and  ;  . the Saturday Clinic, a grooming kit courtesy of Schneck. Investing in the Future of quality Michelle, grandson of Jerry and Carl  : , ".,, ' $ $10 per rider or United Hardware, and alfalfa bales For more information on this week- health care in our community is the Stattelman of Clinton. ,;.:.L,.=. .......... - 1 from Tim Burdick at the Soaring end's first annual Riverside Trail Ride, objective of the Big Stone Health Winner of the door prize at the coolly e?e for free Eagle Ranch. contact Clark Mastel at (320) 839- Care Foundation. A scholarship such MCCL booth was Amanda Giossi of  ............. - ening from Trophies will be awarded for oldest 2863. as this is just one of many ways the Ortonville. :"i : should plan rider, old,zst couple, homever trail- Foundation utilizes donor s invested MCCL thanks all participants and Stattelman pub ..... lishes first gifts and/donations, congratulates the winners! |,, Checking Out Of Arden Cornfest airshow features 'ldauthorRyan road stretching out in front is located in many ways for the young author trmbute to WWll Vets just north of Saputo Cheese USA in Big Stone City, SD. After completing the story last June, Stattelman began working with a literary agent from Ohio. He signed on with Trafford Publishing, who sells books in 42 countries, in April of 2002. He is now working with the Big Stone Arts Council on local distribu- tion of Checking Out Of Arden, and the book is also being sold nationwide through Barnes and Noble's book- stores and website (,, B.Dalton, Chapters, as well as on the publisher's website. Though sometimes humorous in its account of rural teenage life, Checking Out Of Arden touches upon the serious issue of teenage drinking and drug use, and is intended for mature read- ers. "In a way, I think it's a wake up call for some parents Out here in our rural area," he says. "It's important to know what's really going on with today's young people, and that what parents hear at the dinner table isn't always the full story." This summer was already eventful announces the el, Checking Out et in rural South Will host a booK 'here the area's Callable. e of the book's lOCked to hear of st friend Brian I Seen just a few !gh a long night .'end's year-long the betrayal, lost s Which led up to ¢flterri ble secrets behind. began writing en during his SChool savs the lives of several South Dakota Partially on his ed o, which he nced by his as he rode llow Big Stone k^ nember Phil t:atahna and the Not only are a number of book sign- ings and library appearances through- out Minnesota and South Dakota in the works, but he and wife Adrienne were married July 13. Working full time as associate edi- tor of The Ortonville Independent, Stattelman adds he still finds time to write, and is currently at work on his second novel, slated for release next summer. Copies of Checking Out Of Arden will be available later this week at Carlson Drug and Gift, Liebe Drug and The Ortonville Independent in Ortonville, or through Barnes and Noble's website at Also, at, or Trafford Publishing's website at www.trafford.corn/ robots/02- 0379.html. Stattelman will be signing copies of his book this Saturday, August 3, at the Ortonville Public Library from I-3 p.m., and adds the publisher has, planned similar signings for him throughout South Dakota later this summer. Scholarship for ..... . =-.-. Stuart Stone " .', Stuart Stone of Ortonville, has .  .... , *. ,:,  -, . been awarded the Jackrabbit   Guarantee [ ii Scholarship for the 2002-2003 ! :   school year at .;..:: I South Dakota Stone will be , a freshman at SDSU this fall. He is the son of Karen Stone of Ortonville. During high school he was active in football, wrestling, track, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. ! 1 :IRST NOVEL is Clinton's Ryan Stattelman. The I be hosting a book signing this Saturday, Aug. 3, Ortonville-Public Library, where the area's first be available. Ortonviile's Cornfest Airshow is being planned for Saturday, Aug. 17th, 2002. It will be a special airshow this year to include a tribute to area veter- ans of WWII who served their country in the air. The following is a prelimi- nary itinerary, changes to this may occur due to arrangements not being finalized yet. 7 am - 11 am:Pancake Breakfast; Placing of WWII memorabilia 11 am - 12:30 pro: Airshow - Joe Dooley - Pitts SIS, J-3 Cub; TBM Bomber- Gary Beck 12:30 pm- 1:00 pm: WWlI Era music by Swingtime; WWII Tribute setup; possible F-16 fly-by 1 pm - 2:00 pm: WWII Tribute, Questions, Sharing.Memories 2 pm: WWII Airplanes in Flight AT-6, TBM Bomber, possible P-5 ! As you can see, there are alot of .things planned for the airshow, as well as alot to see and look at. We are ask- ing that all veterans of WWII come up and sign in, helping in the tribute to those who fought in the air. We would also like the veterans to bring WWlI (Continued on page 3) VFW meet change The VFW meetings will be held the second Tuesday of the month instead of the first. Marlene Imstrom new First -nglish Lutheran pastor Marlene Elmstrom and her hus- band are among the city's newest res- idents, as she began serving as lead pastor of Ortonville's First English Lutheran Church recently. A native of Forrest Lake, Eimstrom attended L'uther Seminary in St. Paul, and graduated in 1994. For the past eight years, she was associate pastor at Tracy Lutheran Church. Prior to attending seminary she was fiscal administrator in a large public school system. Her husband Bill is the Southwest Minnesota Synod Planned Giving and Stewardship Coordinator. He is origi- nally from Scandia. When not at work, she enjoys music, reading, hunting for antiques and being with her grandchildren. As for Bill, he is an avid hunter and fish- erman. The Elmstroms have three daugh- ters and three grandchildren, and Marlene says they are especially enjoying living along Big Stone Lake and the friendly people of the Ortonville community. Leah McLaughlin discovers N. Jersey Leah McLaughlin of Ortonville, joined 79 other Girl Scouts from throughout the Unites States and abroad to spend 11 days discovering the science, nature, entertainment and education available in and around New Jersey. The accomplished young women participating in the "From Footprints to Footlights" Wider Opportunity covered everything from arts to sports and left their mark starting from Broadway, NY all the way to the boardwalk of New Jersey. Wider Opportunities, known as "Wider Ops,' are special adventures hosted by Girls Scout councils for Cadette and Senior Girls Scouts (sixth - twelfth graders) to offer them new challenges and experiences. Girls go through a competitive application process and travel from all over the country and the world to attend these adventures. PASTOR MARLENE ELMSTROM and her family are shown above. In front, left to right, are Joseph Montean and Grace Cromie, second row, Jeanette Montean and Beth Cromie, and in back are Marlene, husband Bill and Mike Cromie. Not pictured is Marlene and Bill's foster daugh- ter Can Ha To and her son, Mikey.