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I Editorial comment GUEST EDITORIAL... What's a military family worth.9 by Rush timbaugh - March 11, 2002 " I think the vast differences in compensation between the victims of the September 11th casualty, and those who die serving the country in uniform, are profound. No one is really talking about it either because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11th. Well, I just can't let the numbers pass by because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a family member in the September ] lth attack, you're going to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million. If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable. Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt. Keep in mind that some of the people that are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough. We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11th families are getting. In addition "to that, some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for compensation as well. You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and parcel of over fifty years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just really sad. "Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."  Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr. Every time when a pay raise comes up for the military they usually receive next to nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low rent housing. However our own U.S. Congress just voted themselves a raise, and many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one-time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month and most are now equal to be millionaires plus. They also do not receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system. [f some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an E-7 you may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed you in harms way receive a pension of $15,000 per month. I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting. Pressure canner gauge testing The garden is starting to produce low acid vegetables is by using a pres- gauge testing in the Extension Office more than our families can eat. Those sure canner. Your pressure canner in Ortonville on Wednesday, July 31 vegetables will taste delicious this. gauge should be tested every two from 1:00- 3:00 pm. The charge for winter if they are preserved properly. 'years. the service is $3.00. Make checks Remember, the only safe way to can There will be pressure canner payable to the University of Letters to E//ssa b the late R,.  P. Weber D.D. (Edi. note: Following is one of a series of articles by the late son of an Evangelical minister who moved his family to Odessa from Minneapolis, living there from 1931 to 1934. Your're reading his memories of life in a small Minnesota town as written to his granddaughter Elissa Kiskaddon. The author was born in 1917 in Sleepy Eye and lived in Blue Earth and Minneapolis before moving to Odessa. One of his classmates in Odessa was Rev. Dr. Ihno Janssen, now retired in Walnut Creek, Cal. Some of the memories are from when the author was a volunteer in mission on the island of Sumatra Rev. Wemer passed away late in the year 2000. "VACATIONS" "East to Detroit - and Beyond" (continued from last week) During my childhood and youth, our family took a total of three vaca- tions, as previously noted, the first to northern Minnesota and the second west to South Dakota. Since there was nothing noteworthy among the cornfields of Iowa to the south, it remained to us for our final and most distant vacation to head east to dis- tam Michigan. This trip, my last with the family, fell between my second and third year of college. Due to my recently achieved mature status, I was accord- ed the high honor of being the driver for the entire trip. My sister Harriet went with us because she was attend- ing a youth conference in Indiana and we made this conference one of our stopovers. This was not to be a budget trip. MY father proudly informed us that he was taking $40 with him for our expenses during the three week jour- ney. We set off from our safe and secure little town of Washington for the big city of Chicago which was to We drove the state roads of north- ern Iowa and crossed the Mississippi River into Illinois - another new state for me. I now had been in five states and felt like a world traveler who had circumnavigated the globe. We approached the Windy City with cau- tion. Tales of Bugs Moran, AI Capone, Scarface "somebody" - I forget his last name - and other pro- hibition gangsters had penetrated the wilds of Minnesota, and we drove into the city with trepidation. This was my first venture with big city driving, but I possessed the courage bordering on daring of a cal- low youth. None-the-less my father elected to err on the side of safety and not stop in the city. There was much to see and I was disappointed. My father had attended college and sem- inary in the suburb of Naperville, just 27 miles from the Loop and he often had taken trips into the city to the Chicago Institute of An (Lake Michigan came right up to the back of the museum in the 1890s), to the Chicago Civic Opera, etc. but all these treasures, like the Field Museum were to be denied us. We were driving through Cicero, Minnesota Extension Service. be our fu'st destination, just on the near west side of the city I 00,LLSTAR I P09$LI00 J II0ABOUT Bring only the lid of the canner (or In those early days of the mid-30s when Cheeb spied a sign in a window : gauge) to the Extension Office and the interstate highway system initiat- ed by President Eisenhower was far / | I [ S"IK only dial gauges need to be checked, into the future. At that time Adolph : J . k |  If you are unable to come on the des- Hitler was building the limited access 10 '  I .l ( Ji  12  ignated date, you can bring your lid autobahns in Germany with plans to ]rl . ahead of time andleaveit at theoffice move his armies swiftly across the |  [ | Ni,,J ]  l,J to be tested, country to mow down unsuspecting the plunge. 1 ? t [i! S i d Growth of the in bacterium neighborhood countries. But the idea (co ,/ . CIostridium botulinum canned had not caught on yet in our country. . - ' :,:.   foods may cause botulism, a deadly"  I f ria exist either as spores or as veg- ?:z:-::_=--:---:_-5 :_-:5=_-:_-:_-zz etable cells. The spores, which are dormant and comparable to plant seeds, can survive harmlessly in soil Perl and water for many years. When ideal . U p [ conditions exist for growth, the spores' produce vegetatNcells that multiply ur nose may be b ;ered, you rapidly aud may produce a deadly Your visage may be a sight, --'D '-- growth in an environment consisting While slill you can stan t and , of: a matter how I idly t ey mess A temperature between 40r As long es the punch is there. - "Complete Meal 25." This caught my father's attention fast. The travel budget of $40 for 21 days allowed us about $2 per day for everything, including gas, food and lodging. But dad decided to splurge. So we took (continued next week) Iii " Your iii!!!/ E ba!ere"Z, your jawbone nicked, But always remember you're never licked While still you can stand and fight. No matter how badly they mess you3nap, degrees and 120 degrees Less than 2 percent oxygen Botulinum spores are very heat You'll make mistakes and you'll do things wrong, The best of them always do; resistant. They may be destroyed at But as soon as you get to going strong, boiling water temperatures, but extremely long times arc required. Your grit will see you through. The higher the canner temperature, They smashed Paul Jones to a fare-you-well the more easily and quickly they are But he didn't observe "good-night." destroyed. Therefore, they need to be He merely paused in his tracks to yell processed in a pressure canner to That he'd just begun to fight. reach temperatures of at least 240 degrees F. Have your gauge tested There'll be-plenty of folks to peddle gloom, now to help assure delicious vcgcta- There'll be plenty of folk to say bles. this winter. ThatH urryingthey Seeontheits terribleway, day of doom But the fellow who knows that the fight is hard, WlC voucher pick And still has the nerve to grin, And never gets rattled and drops his guard, up next Tuesday ! xs the fellow that is going to win! Next Tuesday, Aug 6, will be the . ---James J. Montague. Women, Infants and Children voucher pick-up date for August in (Copyright 1921 h Bell Syndicate, .Inc.) Ortonville, and will be held at the Countryside Community Room from (Reprinted from the Feb. 9, 1922 issue of the Clinton Advocate.) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. * County nutrition education Bu ine assistants willbeavailable. WlCis PRINTING I 0 an equal opportunity program. S ur s s s THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT 25. 29. Clues ACROSS 2. _ Shankar, Indian 29. Written agreements 1. Semitic language musician 30. Foots 5. Roman funeral wicker 3. Area units 31. Upper baskets 4. Grocery store 32. Sea eagles 10. Thailand 5. Fruit 38. Sausage 14. Ancient Japanese " 6. River in Russia 39. Patti Hearst's captors religious center 7. Mohammedanism 41. Encourage 15. Yaqui Indian 8. Can 42. Visit a place 16. Tramp 9. Person's name, abbr. 45. Induces vomiting 17. Wager 10. Fortified 46. Ogden __, US 20. Vine 11. American state humorist 21. Semites 12. Apron 47. Looked 22. Not inclined to speak 13. City in Belgium 49. Passover feast and 23. Used esp. of 18. Citizen of Aden ceremony vegetation 19. Scadett's home 50. Figures Bands 23. Letter of the Hebrew 51. Snack food Any place of bliss or alphabet 52. Contract delight 24. Goidelic language of 53. Site of Vatican City Bitter chemical Ireland 54. Incites Publicities 25. Self-immolation by 55. Regrets Month, abbr. fire rituals 56. Bird cherry Aussle marsupials. 26. Wing shaped 57.  Pound, poet 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. Bishops and kings 27. More mad 40. Mortal sin 28. Belong to he 41. This (Spanish) 43. Edward , author and writer v  u sl 44. Primitive wind instruments u v a v i i 47. Fabrics z  n J 48. Summon  -- ---Z 50. Pains i 53. Reappear  ' 58. Popular golfer -- -' 61. Mammal genus -%" s s 62. Asian herb -%- ml 63. Make fit ;; 64. Used in a proposal 65. Broken piece of a brittle artifact a 66. Soluble ribonucleic acid, ;- -7-if" o--1 abbr. o e o Hi Clue= DOWN  v" , sJ 1. Afresh 59. Tax collector 60. Bravo! Brevol Bravol ] El V H S I '::1 1 El t O O El I !:--- ! ) N I H t ! I H .t s  3 d S ' El t 3' " 3-7 S00II I El A S T --T Y-'T i00i.i s ,ii El,. ! OIi El ONCE AGAIN... MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: Rebekah Zahrboek Brent Zahrbock Jim Millerbernd Paul Maas John Grad Cbet Messmer Jake Danielson Jr. Morley McPberson Gary Johnson Bud Radermacher Johnny H. Larson Randy Shelstad Adeline Burgess Douglas Adeiman Rev. Robert Friedrich Galen Swihart Jeanne Krueger George Novak Mary Jane Sanborn Earl Dikstaal Todd Sandberg Art Semmler Bryan Mogen Bernie Bottema Denise Richards Mark Block II Mark & Terry Block David Sager Rosemary Goetschias Ralph Loeschke Nash Perrine JoAnn Schmidt Janel Schmidt Ron Schmidt Daniel Jorgenson True Minnesota. Some things ore distinctly Minnesoton - hke Blue Cross arx:l Blue Shield of Minnesota, recognJzeO for Oetivoring quality health core Dtons for neorly 70 yeors. 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Located one mile north of OrtonvRle on Hwy. 7 (next to Sioux Historic Pavilion) Page 4 00INI]EPENDENT The JAMES Editor RYAN mLl TIM phil Tues., July Continuing the $30.00 per year Parle, Traverse Minnesota, Grant in South Dakota- All others, $38.00 Postmaster: The Ortonville NEW Big Stone, t.a Swift Counfle Grant and February ........... 3000 March ................ 27.50 &out .................. 2s.00 May ................... 22 .SO June .................. 20.00 Jury ................... 17.50 February ........... 3400 Marcah ................ 31 24 nl .................. 28.40 May ................... 25.56 June .................. 22.7Z July ................... 19.811 ALL AREA Aptt .................. 3.70 May ................... 28.53 June .................. 25.36 changes o not lessen The Publisher's omlsslons In the issue Church notes - Display ads - Corresponder Pictures - 5 News - Classified ads - (Any ad brought to classily.) 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