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iS ¸ f / f ,i .i  , :)i  / 7 ¸¸ during summer recreation basketball last week is Cole Peters, during a shirts vs. skins practicing in the Ortonville High School gym. Other ball players, left to right, are Daron Allen and Ben Valek. €ITY in Odessa Thursday-with the hauling in of this Hay shed from Howard Sitter's farm. wide load to Odessa. It will now be used by Tom Karels to store vehicles. Photo by finds grain market adviso.ry top ,prices farmers receive services .price farmers from 1995- The study Minnesota Paul Cart, edu- with the Extension Service University of : Study. The pro- performance of each year subscribe to , read their recom- € and then record services as a whole three different the benchmarks a speci- third is the received by used Illinois signs prices, the relationship between benchmarks and advisory service per- formance should still be relevant for Minnesota farmers," says Carr. As a group, the advisory services consistently beat the farmer's price received benchmark for both corn (73 percent of the time) and soybeans (74 percent of the time from 1995-2000. The advisory services beat the aver- age price benchmarks in soybeans 60- 70 percent of the time, but did not consistently beat them in corn (51-59 percent of the time). The average advisory service corn price in the crop year 2000 was $2.12, which was 17 cents more than the farmer benchmark and 3-11 cents bet- ter than the average price benchmark. TI average advisory service soybean / price was $5.44, which was 15 cents more than the farmer benchmark and 2-6 cents more than the average price benchmark. Advisory service prices ranged from $1.79 to $2.78 for corn and $5 to $6.83 for soybeans. The prices are cash prices for central Illinois and include government loan deficiency payments. A website with more information on the AgMAS study is at mas/index.html. iN DE._PENDENT Lubbesmeyer headed up the N L Water Days parade (Reprinted form New London paper) Soon-to-be retired New London- Spicer Superintendent Hank Lubbesmeyer has been chosen to be at the helm as grand marshal of the New London Water Day parade on Saturday, July 13. He was informed of the decision July 1 and said it is "an honor" to be named to head up the annual summer festival parade. Lubbesmeyer also said he is proud there is enough interest and support from the community to continue to present Water Days. A native of Big Stone City, he has lived in New London for 24 years since he was hired by the district as high school principal in 1978. He and wife, Marge--who works at Dr. Brad Nelson's office ---have two children, Michael and Leah, who are both graduates of the district. USD, Vermillion Dean's List Named The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, has announced the Dean's Lists for the 2002 spring semester, with approximately 729 students, or more than 14% of the entire student body, named to the lists. Area students named, include: Cassandra R. Torgerson, Ortonville, College of Arts and Sciences; Chad Serocki, Browns Valley, School of Business; Michael Billiet, Graceville, School of Education. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS Following retirement, Lubbesmeyer said he plans to remain in the area, which he enjoys. "It's a great place to live, work and raise a family. "I feel very fortunate to have been able to serve the school and the stu- dents all these years," he said. Lubbesmeyer has been active in the community to the extent that his job allows. He is a charter member of the New London Lions; he was involved in Boy Scouts when his son was growing , up; and he served on the church coun- cil for the Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. Hank is the son of the late Elizabeth Lubbesmeyer-Bergseth of Big Stone City. Marge,is the daughter of the late Dan and Lucy Karels of Ortonville. Open house for Amanda, Bob Giossi There will be an open house wedding shower for Amanda and Bob Giossi on Aug. 10, 2002 at the First English Lutheran Narthex from 9to 11. Amanda and Bob were married July l lth, 2002. Everyone is welcome. No invitations will be sent. For Total Home Care Service Cary Leuthardt is your man! 22 YEARS 1 IN BUSINESS Now located in the old bakery building on main street Repair of Air Conditioners, Household Appliances, Cooking Equipment, Freezers, Coolers. Window and Door Repair Also! c z,: ! -877-895-8570 E-Mail: I I 320"839" 3764 Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 "NEED STORAGE?" 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