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Call today to view! www.shadyoalmlty.corn ORTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1981 celebrated their 30th class reunion July 22-23. Pictured above, front row left to rioht, Brian Mathison, Dan Welberg, Dean Mikkelson, Mark Joplin and Chuck Van Hout. Middle row, left to right, Vicky (Rothi) Saeger, Char, (Kottke) Bohlman, Roxy (Swizerd) Hames, Brenda (Trump) Hoffman, Collette (Kaercher) Roberts, Scott Sester and Mike Swenson. Back row, left to right, Howard Paulson, Todd Scherer, Bob Croatt, John Wel|endorf, Brad Nelson, Bruce Hoernemann, Alan Dimberg, Jay Stock, Steve Weber and Duane Torgerson. Scholarship for Rep. Falk column "late Messmer Cards of Thanks IidcaO oa tt Ihum- ott ! CARD OF THANKS Thank you to all who helped make our Tractors Against Cancer Ride a success! Thank you to Titan Machin- ery, KJ's, Carol Jean Kellen and the ladies from Beardsley for refresh- ments; Country Comer Cafe for mak- ing our lunch and thank you to the Fair Board for use of the grounds. Thank you to Jay and Lisa (and the Deputy) for the escort and being an extra pair of hands. An extra special "Thank You" to all of our drivers (all 15 of them) and to all who contribut- ed to our message board and to the potluck. It all helped make it a great day. We are already brainstorming in hopes of doing this again next year! James and Joy Haukos, 29-1" Clinton CARD OF THANKS Thanks to all the friends and rela- tives who attended the birthday lunch with Dorothy Gmiterko on July 26th. It was very special. God Bless you all, 29-1 Dorothy Gmiterko CARD OF THANKS Thank you so much for the cards, wishes and gifts for my 80th birthday. And special thanks for .those who were able to stop by for coffee on a Sunday morning, set up by my fami- ly. I am so thankful for the friendly community in which we live! God's special blessings for your friendship and thoughtfulness. 29-1 Marge Lindholm IH THE CLASSIFIE,D00i Tate Messmer of Ortonville has received the Buckingham Scholarship from the University of North Dakota for the 2011-2012 academic year. Messmer, son of Janet and Chet Messmer, graduated from Ortonville High School and plans to attend UND in the fall. The Buckingham Family Endowment was established by Robert P. Buckingham in honor of his brothers and relatives who graduated from UND, as well as his father and grandfather, E.J. and George W. Buckingham. The endowment will be awarded to incoming freshman or transfer stu- dents who have declared electrical engineering as their major program of study, and have demonstrated strong abilities in both mathematics and English written communication. Kubly column I Sen. Kubly comments on new Emerald Ash Borer Infestation The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) recently confirmetl a new case of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)-an invasive beetle that decimates ash tree populations-in Shoreview Minnesota. Senator Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls stated, "I am very concerned with the spread of EAB in Minnesota but am optimistic with the prompt and ongoing efforts of the MDA to contain the spread of this insect. We must continue to proactively quarantine the beetles' spread to prevent the destruction of Minnesota's ash trees." EAB is a small, iridescent green beetle that is foreign to the United States and was most likely spread here in the 1990s by accidental shipping. The larvae of the beetle burrow into OUR AMERICAN FAMILY TEAM-Shown in front is Charles J. Fischer, Agent; in back, left to right, are Amber Paysen, Kayla Owen and Laurie A they. 2 LOCATIONS WORKING FOR YOU! 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Due to numerous containment initiatives by the MDA, the beetle has been limited to these isolated cases. Since the insect cannot fly well, EAB is primarily spread by humans transporting infected lumber, firewood and woodchips. Sen. Kubly said, "It is imperative that the public understands firewood cannot be transported to prevent EAB from threatening ash trees in southwestern Minnesota or any other regions of the state. Educating everyone on the detriment of this insect will help to prevent it from spreading further." For additional information on EAB, please contact the MDA at 1- 888-545-6684 (Arrest-the-Pest Hotline) or visit their webpage at tmanagement/eab.aspx. The USDA also has information available at fo/inde x.cfm. MINNESOTA ri eWaters.00,= BUDGET SOLUTION WAS IRRESPONSIBLE The state government shutdown was painful for thousands of Minnesotans across our state. Many of the vital public services that we take for granted were suddenly no longer available. Their worth and the work of diligent public employees was suddenly made crystal-clear. While I'm pleased the shutdown is over, I am disappointed in the final budget result. The Republican budget resolution employed the tactics of beg, borrow, and steal. The Republicans are begging seniors, people with disabilities, and the poor to get by with less of the services that allow dignity and some form of quality of life. Meanwhile they are asking millionaires and billionaires to not pay a penny more in taxes, even though they already pay the lowest effective tax rates. They are borrowing money at high interest rates to temporarily fill the budget with one-time money. Where is this money coming from? The tobacco company settlement that resulted in our state receiving more than a billion dollars for health care costs and tobacco abuse prevention programs; these payments were supposed to be on-going for more than twenty years. Instead, the Republicans literally called JG Wentworth to, "'Get Cash Now," trading all of those future payments for one lump-sum of cash now. This is terrible public policy and the most shortsighted thing that could have been done. They passed the largest budget in the state's history on borrowed money. Furthermore, the legality and constitutionality of this borrowing is in question and creates liability for our state. Finally, the Republicans stole from our children's future by shifting an additional $700,000,000 from the schools. Even more concerning, this school shift, like the previous one enacted by Governor Pawlenty, has no means to be repaid. Cumulatively, our schools are now owed more than $3.2 billion. In order to keep the doors open, schools have to cut vital programs and ask for additional property tax levies. Once again, our property taxes will go up to ensure that the fewer than 7,700 individuals (less than 3,900 who are actually Minnesotans) earning more than one million dollars per year do not pay a cent more in income taxes. I am thankful the shutdown has ended. I just wish it had ended in a more responsible manner. For the party that ran on so-called fiscal responsibility, this budget is the most irresponsible our state has ever experienced. My priority will continue to be working to build a prosperous Minnesota where all of us have the opportunity to succeed. As always, . please feel free to contact me by phone at 651-296-4228 or email at rep.andrew.falk@ house .mn. WINDSHIELDS RE 0 UR B USINES00; Along with Complete Auto Body Repair! TODD OLSON Largest In-Stock Windshield Inventory in Area ,Free Estimates 100% Customer Satisfaction ,Certified Technicians on Staff -P_ROJG R E I VE COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone (320) 839-2255 Toll Free 888-819-2255 Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 00INDEPENDENT Page 13