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Former resident and long-time reader-friend Leona (Kriesel) Cox, now of Cincinnati Ohio, sends us a piece from the Cincinnati Enquirer entitled "America's Education Scandal," authored by Cal Thomas. He points out how Minnesota received the highest ranking in stu- dent achievement on the 1998 Scholastic Aptitude Test...even though the state stood 27th in per- pupil spending. "I told you Minnesota schools are good," writes Leona. "During the course of my teaching first in MN. High Schools, then in an Eastern Liberal Arts College, and after I was married, in grades 3, 4, 6, then 7 and 8 where I was asked to develop a reading/study skills program, I saw the difference in students' achievement. Standards were high in Ortonville. No wonder President Bush recently went to MN, to recruit teachers! I continue to enjoy The Independent. I cut out Helga Barr's WWII stories and pic- tures of Ortonville veterans. Am on my second scrap book. Too, thanks for the wonderful story on Kathleeq O'Donnell. I'm so glad Don Pflueger' submitted it to you for many people to enjoy. Thanks so much, Don. In fact, Dr. O'Donneil delivered our daughter, and I named her Kathleen after Kathleen O'Donnell! Any of us in Ortonville who knew Kathleen, Dr. and Mrs. O'Donnell, and Miss Clark are not surprised to read about her achievements. We are so proud of her. P.S. Great picture of Muriel Sherman ! Had occasion to call for- mer resident Leah Rohwer the other day. She and hus- band, Ben, are now living in Sanborn, Iowa. He is nearly blind, but Leab seems as chipper as ever. She told us her son, the famous Dr. Mike Ackerman of Mayo Clinic, appeared last August with New online resources to ease public access Online public forms necessary for Chair. "Providing court forrrm online will markedly enhance cit/z's' access to the courts while saving the're, time and money." ' dozens of court actions are among several new features available on the state court system web site that will save people a trip to the courthouse and increase citizens' access to jus- tice. The public can now find 245 dif- ferent court forms and other court fil- ing information by clicking on the "Clerks Office" link at the top menu bar of www.courts.state.mn.us. Topics for which forms are provided include child protection, divorce, housing, domestic abuse, harassment and con- ciliation court matters. Forms are pro- vided in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF formats. "Minnesota's courts exist to serve all citizens by providing fair and time- ly resolutions to their disputes, and to do so in a manner that ensures equal access to justice," Judge J. Thomas Mott, Conference of Chief Judges Questions concerning the use of online forms, or questions regarding legal rights should be referred to an attorney. Citizens who are financially unable to aflbrd legal services can contact their local bai" associations, voluntary attorney programs or local court administration office to learn about other legal resources. The state court system has also recently added the following easy-to- use features to its web site: Minnesota Attorney Registration Information: Information about Minnesota's attorneys, including their license number, name, address, cur- rent status and admission date are available online in a searchable index. According to Frederick K. Grittner, Clerk of Appellate Courts, the index is updated several times daily. "It's very, very accurate and is a quick resource for people 24 hours a day," Grittner said. "Gone are the times where you need to call our office during office hours or go to the law library to get attorney information." Click on the "Clerks Office" link at the top menu bar of www.courts.state.mn.us and then click on "Attorney Inquiry" to access the information. Minnesota Rules of Court: Rules that set out the procedures of Minnesota's court system are current- ly available online for several differ- ent types of court actions. The online rules include Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules of Juvenile Procedure (delinquency, juvenile traffic, juvenile petty offens- es and juvenile protection) and Amendments to the General Rules of Practice. Find the information by Ext i clicking on the "Court Rules" link at r""""* Ig;1JUl t the top menu bar of ens on www.courts.state.mn.us. The court system web site contin- ues to provide online access to cutting off the teens allowance, prohibiting phone use, grounding, banning TV, or forbidding the teen to go to the mall. There are several possible discipline strategies. Parents need to listen to the teen's feelings and concerns about school. Together, parent and teen discuss options for addressing the problem. Parents, teen, and teachers could meet to figure out what needs to be done about missed classes. Parents could also use the if/then parenting tool. This means helping the teen understand that if he or she attends school and completes the work, then other privileges will be available such as being able to go to the mall. The University of Minnesota Extension Service has developed a number of resources for use by parents of teens. "The Growing Season: A Parent's Guide to Positive Parenting of Teens" is a unique guide and video set that is loaded with practical parenting ideas, tips and advice. It can be checked out from the Stevens County Extension Office, Morris Area Public Library, or your local school district counselors. For more information on this topic or others bf concern to parents of teens take a look at this guide. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions, court news, public notices, employment information, court publi- cations and general information about the state court system. The web site is at www.courts.state.mn.us. Residents enjoy Summer picnic On Wednesday, July 21 after a day of Recertifications, residents of Middlebrook Apartments in Milbank, SD were treated to a picnic. The management firm, Hendricks Property Management, put the picnic on as a way to thank the residents for choosing to live in the complex. The picnic was catered by Trevett's Cafe with many of the residents bringing a dish to share. The picnic was hosted by site staff, Sandy and Lyle Moser. Shaunna Giessinger bridal shower An open house bridal shower for Shaunna Giessinger, bride-to-be of Dale Stein, will be held Sunday, Aug. 4th from l until 3 p.m. at the Memorial building in Clinton. Jean Kvols County Extension Educator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 Discipline Versus Punishment When we talk about "discipline versus punishment," parenting young children often comes to mind. Knowing the difference between discipline and punishment is also important when parenting teens. Colleen Gengler, extension educator in Murray County, will help us understand more about this difference in relation to teens. Discipline means to "teach." Discipline helps teens learn what to do and helps teens and parents feel good about themselves. Discipline is a positive way to teach a teen self- control and confidence that emphasizes nurturing and guidance. With discipline, parents use strategies to prevent problems plus guidance to manage conflict. Punishment is a parenting tool used after a problem surfaces. The characteristics of discipline include: 1 ) focuses on what the teen needs to do in the future, 2) relates to the misbehavior, 3)helps the teen develop self-discipline and learn how to become responsible, and 4) intended to help the teen accept natural or logica! consequences of the misbehavior. Bryant Gumble of the Today On the other hand, punishment: 1 ) show on national television, focuses on what's wron instead of Mike be!rig interv!e wed  i hat S,:to,.,d..b; 2) aoottt. g %p-t" tl'rltt; " ...... nslsts'ot peiialhes or restrtctions on which he is an expert. More small worlders. Leaving the Twins-Toronto game at the metrodome last Friday, which was our first Twins game to see in person this year, we met a chap standing outside waiting for some others to come out of the stadium. He said he knew us, and then told us he was Steve Howe, special agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services out of Chokio. Steve informed me that he and Gene Moberg married the Casper girls from Clinton! Steve wedded Wanda and Gene married Donna. Another small worlder, at the game that night, in the concession area, we actually "bumped" into Carl Pohlad, Twins owner. We had a nice chat with him, having met him personally several times a number of years ago when we were promoting the prod- uct, USA Wet, a sports drink in which Carl had shown much interest. As he did at the previous meetings, he asked us how everything was in the Ortonville area. His sister mar- ried a Stotesbery (if memory serves us right) from the Beardsley family. Carl was looking great, though walk- ing with a cane now and some arm- help from a friend. that often have nothing at all to do with the misbehavior, 3) puts responsibility for enforcement on the parent instead of encouraging the teen to become responsible for his/her actions, and 4) concerned with making the teen "pay" for what he/she did wrong. Take the example of a teen skipping school regularly and "hanging out" at the mall in a nearby town. Possible punishments could include: revoking driving privileges, Beardsley made big news on WCCO radio Monday morning of this week. The announcers talked at length about the highest tempera- ture ever recorded in Minnesota. It was a whop- ping 114.5 degrees, recorded 85 years ago Monday, July 29, 1917, in Beardsley. Wow*. Not too many folks around here old enough to even remember that*. If anyone does...please let us know! We'll bet the record will stand forever*. Here's a bit of stock info that should tickle one's fancy!! "If you had bought $1000.00 worth of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00. With Enron, you would have $16.50 of the original $1,000.00. With Worldcom, you would have less than $5.00 left. If you had bought $1,000.00 worth of Miller Lite (the beer, not the stock) one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the 10 cent deposit, you would have $214.00. Based on the above, my current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle." CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK 'RESULTS Page 2 Dates To Remember: Jl 31 - State Fair Orientation i. Jtlj. 31 ,-.Shooting Sports Project Training, Hoffman (6:45 p.m.) August l - Pressure Gauge testing at Extension Office (1:00-3:00 p.m.) August 7 - Shooting Sports Project Training, Hoffman (6:45 p.m.) August 14 - State Fair Exhibits and Records due at Extension Office August 19 - 4-H Federation Meeting and Record Judging at Courthouse, Ortonviile (7 30 p m ) August 22-25 - Livestock State Fair EnCampment August 29-31 - Non-livestock State Fair Encampment ! Library corner There will be a book signing at the library on Saturday, August 3 from 1- 3 for the new book just written by Ryan Stattelman. Stop in and take a look at the book and purchase one for yourself. A big thank you to Lisa Berkner at Pizza Ranch for donating pizza certificates and to Bill at Bill's Super Valu for donating the ice cream for our senior citizen day for the summer reading program. "We really appreciate the area business' support in our summer reading program. We also want to thank our staff member Laverne Doering for her generous donations of prizes for the program. "A thank you also to the Garden Club for their recent donation to the library for purchase of gardening books and to the family of Anne Mack for the memorial in memory of their mother. New in Horror is V.C. Andrews' "Wicked Forest". The adopted daughter of a distant psychiatrist and his abusive wife, Willow De Beers is stunned to discover that she had been the result of her father's illicit affair with a patient and embarks on a search to find her birth mother, a quest that plunges her into the exclusive world of wealthy Palm Beach society and makes her the target of a madman's obsession. New in Mystery is Diane Mott Davidson's "Chopping Spree". Asked to cater an event for the over privileged "elite shoppers" of Westside Mall, Colorado chef Goldy B. Schulz finds herself embroiled in an investigation involving a psychopathic serial killer, in a whodunit accompanied by ten original reci, pes. D&L Photo 1-Hour Photo ProcesSing Lab 307 Main St., Milbank 432-5222 Across from Pizza Ranch Advantix Processing Same Day - Next Day - Same Price $999 (25exp) (without panoramics) Second set s2" Top l OReasons To Bring. Your Film To D&L Photo 10. Sleeved Negatives 9. Date & Negative Number on Back of Prints 8. Enlargements & Wallets 7. Same Day- Next Day Pricing 6. APS Processing In Store 5. Good Customer Club 4. Convenient Drop Box 3. 2nd Set Free Tuesdays 2. Competitive Pricing 1. Great Quality & Color! iNDEPENDENT No one COVCT5 Minnesota better. It comforting tO know that Blue Cross and has been providing quality health care plans for hearty7 the variety of plans for individuals, groups and plans Medicare, we've got you covered. Give me a call for John Stolpman Ortonville Bellingham 320-839-6194 320-568-2101 Obituaries Patricia Thieman Funeral services for Patricia Thieman, 74, of Big Stone Lake, formerly of Sisseton, SD were held Thursday, July 25 at the Lakeview Funeral Chapel in Fairmont. Officiating was Mr. Richard Abel with Sandra Ettesvold serving as organist and Roger Isenberg serving as soloist. Pallbearers were Patricia's grandchildren, Holly, Shawn, TJ, Chantil, Jesse, Nicholas, Katelyn, Tracey, Ashley and Stephanie. Interment will be held at a later date. Patricia Colleen (McDonald) Thieman was born June 15, 1928 at Heron Lake to parents Michael Francis and Ruth (Lind) McDonald. Mrs. Thieman lived in various places in Minnesota including Fairmont, Roseau, Red Wing and Clinton. She also lived in Poplar, MT and Sisseton, SD. Patricia was a devout Irish Lassie who was proud of her heritage. She worked at the Sisseton Public Library, served as Activities Director at the Sisseton Senior Center and was also a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader. Patricia married Floyd Thieman in October 1955. Throughout her life Patricia enjoyed reading, ceramics, playing cards, crossword puzzles, arts and crafts, bird watching, plants, antiquing, She had spoons form of all Patricia with her grandchildren. Patricia Monday, July age of 74 days. Survivors Floyd of Bi| daughters of Lovell, Phoenix, AZ, Waconia and Aberdeen, of Sisseton, (Robert) FI Janet (Bruce Amanda Be brothers Gene Welcome McDonald g grandchildren; Marie and Granada and and cousins. Patricia was! her parents, o brothers The LarSOtt Ortonville arrangementS. Peep Tha Thankt to the following bu00ine0000o who hel tkit a very 00uuo00ful douple00 Tou SPONSORS INCLUDE: Henrich & Sons, Inc. Progressive Collision & Glass Center, Inc. Dr. Steven G. Winther, DDS Blair Johnson, CPA, PA Ortonville Plumbing & Heating Dairy. Queen True Value Hardware Minnwest Bank Big Stone Cellular Big Stone Motel Ken's Fireworks Dallas Hanson Construction, Inc. CenBank Pepsi Cola Company of Ortonville Northside Medical Center R. D. Schreiner & Associates The Matador Su Hilltop's Theatre Seasons Cafe Marquette Bank Liebe Drug Stolpman JoLee's Jewelry Conroy Eye Care Ortonville Inde Larson Funeral Ronglien ExcavatiI Moose Lodge Big Stone Liquor Peterson Chiro Bituminous Pavi Miller & As Carlson Drug Fluegel, Helseth, McLaughlin & Bill's Super Valu ORTONVILLE COUPLES TOURNAMENT COMMI :