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For many years, we've always found ourselves conscious of numbers and their similarities to things. A real small worlder with some numbers came about one day last week. We stopped at the home of Publisher John Hubin in Hector to drop off some ad copy, and noticed the last three numbers of the license plate on his car in his driveway were 471. About the same time, we hap- pened to look at John's house num- ber, which was also 471. We asked John if he had ever noticed the oddi- ty, or if he had planned it. He was totally unaware! A few hours later that same day in Wayzata, we saw an exac(duplicate of the car that our daughter Sue drives, and noticed the license plate numbers were exactly the same as on her car. What else in the world will happen to shake our economy? First it was 9-11, then the further fall of the stock market because of cor- rupt practices of leading CEO's of numerous public firms, and now we learn that there have been some FBI agents in the Boston area who had done some "cover up" with the Mafia! Will trust ever return? Makes one wonder! And when will the stock market bottom...is per- haps the $64 thousand ques- tion! Boy oh Boy oh Boy! What a great team...our 2002 Minnesota Twins! In all aspects...defense, offense, pitch- ing, and the bull-pen...they are just playing super, super ball! Most amazing is the bull-pen, and the team's timely hitting...and with all members of the team coming through at different times! Really playing like a team, in all respects! Barring any bad luck or serious injuries, it really appears they could go all the way! And'if so,wouldn't it be a erying shame if they were included as one of the contraction teams?! Ridiculous! Worse yet would be a baseball strike! We were saddened to learn this week that our edi- tor, Ryan Stattelman, will be leaving us soon for employ- ment with the Morris Sun Tribune newspaper. Indeed, however, we are happy for him in this upgrade and wish him the very best. We also look forward to seeing him around from time to time, as he will continue to reside in Clinton. Yet another small worlder! While in the metro area recently, we noticed some weed harvester machines in use on Lake Minnetonka....reminding us of a time many years ago when we raised some money from lake owners on Big Stone Lake to get one of those machines to do some weed cutting on the lower level of Big Stone Lake. Through our daughter, Collette, who works for the City of Mound, we got in touch with a Greg Nybeck of the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District...to inquire about the possi- bility of renting or buying one of the harvesters. When Greg learned we were from Ortonville, he at once said "oh, be sure to say hello to Eldon Knutson...I remember him from the days I would hunt pheasants on his land with my father, Richard." Greg was kind enough to fax some info on the places where these harvesters operate. "If you or someone else would like to observe our equipment in operation, please feel free to call me ASAP, so that we can coordinate a date and time. Our program has about four more weeks and we have two harvesters for sale...at about $25,000 each." Might the county or city be interested? SICSSS Open Extension "report for Bob John Cunningham County Extension Educator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 BOOK ON 'GETTING ESTABLISHED IN FARMING' AVAILABLE FROM U OF M "Getting Established in Fanning" is the title of a book now available from the University of Minnesota. It's published by MidWest Plan Service and is part of a six-part series on "Business Management for Farmers." The book focuses on the process of deciding whether to farm and how best to get started and established in farming. It emphasizes the decision- making process, and is designed for educators, lenders and consultants as well as those considering farming as a career. "Getting Established in Farming," NCR-610E, is divided into four chapters. The first chapter focuses on how prospective farmers can assess their personal and financial situation as part of the process of deciding whether to choose farming as a career. It discusses how to decide whether farming is a suitable personal choice and whether enough resources are available to support that choice. It also examines major options for entry into farming. The second chapter lays out a procedure for deciding if farming with a partner, either a family member or someone else, is workable. It describes a testing stage that prospective partners might use to determine financial and personal compatibility. The third chapter centers on getting established in farming as part of a multi owner/operator situation. It covers developing an appropriate partnership agreement, and transferring farm assets and management responsibilities during the early, middle and late stages of a partnership. The fourth chapter focuses on establishing a single owner/operator farm business. It examines the keys to building a full-time farm business and discusses the requirements and options for developing a crop or livestock-oriented farm business. The book contains three worksheets designed to help prospective farmers analyze their business and personal situations. Other worksheets show how to develop a partnership agreement and how to plan a financially workable sharing arrangement. The author of "Getting. Established in Farming" and other volumes in the "Business Management for Farmers" series iS Keflneth H: Thomas; a farm business management economist retired from the University of Minnesota Extension Service. The series is derived from the author's research and thinking about farm business management during a career that spanned more than 30 years. The series was developed under the auspices of MidWest Plan Service, a cooperative research and Extension organization representing 12 Midwest land grant universities. The cost of "Getting Established in Farming," NCR-610E, is $8 per single copy, plus $3.50 for shipping and handling and 75 cents sales tax for Minnesota residents. The total is $11.50 for those outside Minnesota. Quantity discounts are available. To order this and other the "Business Management for farmers" series, send a check for the appropriate amount to MWPS Orders, 219 Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1390 Eckles Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108-6005. Orders can be made by e-mail at mwps@gaia.bae umn.edu, from the web at http://www.bae.umn.edu/extens/mwps or by phone at (800) 322-8642 or (612) 625-9733. Successftii farm managers motivate workers to attend to details Lee Gross, Regional Extension Educator at St. Cloud with. {he University of Minnesota Extension Service prepared the material below. Attention to detail is a key to success in farming operations and most other businesses. It's a matter of motivation. Successful farm managers learn how to motivate employees and contributing family members to pay attention to critical details. It's not a matter of making people do something. They have to want to do it. That's what motivation is. Gross offers these ideas to help motivate workers to attend to critical details: Regularly review your mission statement with your workers.. • Tell them how important your business is to you and your family. • Let them know how important they are to the success of your business. • Let them know that they are important to you as individuals. • Tell them you need their skills and experience. • Tell them the business can only succeed with their help. • Tell them you want to see them grow in their job and achieve whatever they want and are capable of doing in your business. • Show them that your business is a fun place to work. • Tell them the "little things" are the most important things. It's not easy -- it takes serious effort to convey these messages to your workers on a regular basis. It may be necessary to write reminders on your calendar. But the effort can produce abundant bengfits. People who are appreciated are motivated. Pebple who are valued are motivated. People having fun are motivated. People who know they matter to the organization or family SEVERAL DOZEN ATTENDED A BOOK SIGNING Saturday afternoon at the Ortonville Public Library for Ryan Stattelman's new novel, Checking Out of Arden. Stattelman has received much publicity for the book, which is available nationwide through several major booksellers. Shown above, left to right, are Lisa Berkner and Janis Sellin of Ortonville, who were among those purchasing books Saturday, Elaine Gable of the Big Stone Arts Council, who helped with the signing, and Stattelman. Copies are available locally at Carlson Drug, Liebe Drug and The Ortonville Independent. Big Stone Lake Nine Hole Golf Tournament next Mon. Next Monday, Aug. 12, will be the sixth annual Big Stone Lake Nine Hole Tournament, sponsored by the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. The three person scramble-handi- cap format tourney has an entry fee of $35 per person, which includes "build your own burger", chips and one drink. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with a shotgun start at 6 p.m. First place winner will receive $600, second place $375, $255 for third, $150 Dewey's There will wedding Bob Giossi on First English 9to 11. Amanda July llth, welcome. fourth place and the fifth place winner goes home with $105. Cash payouts are based on 99 participants. In addition, the first hole in one receives a set of irons donated by Northside Medical Center. The clubs will be drawn for if there is no hole in one. Prizes are also given for the longest drive in the fairway and longest putt. Advance registration is preferred, and can be done by calling (320) 839- 3284 or 1-800-568-5722. inthe through Instil you fewer, losses, allotting US tO. pass the savings on to you. 'e"motivated. And motivated people do great things. Old Mill Twirlers Old Mill Twirlers did not dance. Bill George from Huron will call on Wednesday, Aug. 7. >= ,_  .... .' On the lunch committee are Stengels and Brandenburgers. No dance'Aug. I"4, Aug. 21 Jim Jirak. Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the High School lunchroom. Use the Northeast door, visitors are always welcome. $12.25 for Minnesota residents and N. HWY 15 I , I MILBANK, SD 57252 Dewey's Lawn Care Ortonville Area Health Services I I00 m Ortonville Hospital is seeking a Ward Clerk to work an estimated 72 | MEMO I _-_-_-___-T-_-_it today insuFance hours per two-week pay period, including alternating weekends; position qualifies for our full benefits package. The Ward Clerk is responsible for: • performing clerical and receptionist duties at the nursing station including transcribing physician orders and nurses' notes on patient charts, forms and cards; making out requisitions for patient services such as lab and x-ray procedures; and graphs vital signs. • assures all STAT orders are promptly referred to the Charge Nurse. • as receptionist for the nursing unit, receives telephone and m-person callers, provides general information and relays messages or callers to proper person. The Ward Clerk must have the ability to learn and follow department and unit policies and procedures; to follow verbal and written instructions; to decipher handwriting; and to maintain records accurately and with legible handwriting. A familiarity with medical terminology is preferred Life Tom 113 NW First 5 Located in 1 phone Are You Drearning *,r!rour homeor business? Dewey's is offering _ I o00IF Spegihl thot wi'll ollow you to ...... 5a, [ p i i I I i I i i i*l i i in i i i i i i i i =me  | DEWEY'S LAWN CARE FREE Esgmates I perpetson. Goodon newpurehases on °$50.00 off any landscaping purchase of $500 or more, $60.00 off any any landscapin9 purchase of $700 or more. Call for DLVEYIS OFFERS COMPUTERI LANOSCAPING TECHNOLOGY... Dewey's can de and landscape property right before your eyes! What a surprise today, via e-mail...a note from for- mer resident Gene E. Hamilton, P.A. "Hi Jim...was looking for some information on Ortonville and spotted the website for the paper. I was Principal of Ortonviile ele- mentary School from 1959. 62. Remember you and your father Lem. I think you used to drive a Thunderbird? Maybe in the Kiwanis or Toastmasters with you? I've been in Florida for 23 years. Hope things are going great for you. Gene @ PuntaGordalsles.com w • b s i t e : www.PuntaGordalsles.com." Northridge Residence now has CNA hours available. CNAs are responsible for assisting nursing staff in the treatment and care of residents in accordance with established policies and procedures to provide quality care. CNAs must be certified and on (or eligible for) the Minnesota Registry. If scheduled for Regular Part-time up to Full-time (48-80 hours per two-week pay period), will qualify for our full benefits package.* * Full benefits include health, dental, and life insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), flex plan, PERA and other retirement programs, AFLAC, an employee assistant program, and more! For consideration, please submit a cover letter and a completed OAHS application or resume to: Ortonville Area Health Services Attn: Kim McCrea, HR Dir. 750 Eastvold Ave. Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-4112 kmccrea@maxminn.com OAHS is an EOE Dewey by Deweys_  :-. Memorial Planters ' . • RetainlngWalls • Trlrnrnlng :i t • Rock Gordens • Outdoor Lighting • ater Fountains one raft do it all* re & Landsca nk, • Sat: 8am.NOOa Page 2  INDEPENDENT