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I ....... l m Letters to II Letter to the editor: ideas to get us started; within our communities so that we .all Three out of four Americans know .Learn to recognize and oppose can lead healthier, safer lives. someone who is or has been a victim harmful and inappropriate speech and I encourage you to take a few of domestic violence, according to the behaviors and challenge yourself to minutes to learn more about what you Allstate Foundation National Poll on stop them when they occur; can do to end violence by visiting Domestic Violence. While it impacts .Remember the power of one. It Someplace Safe at many with far-reaching impact, few only takes ONE person to make or following discuss the issue in day to day difference in the life of someone else; us on Facebook. Please feel free to conversation, and, contact Someplace Safe locally at With October designated as .Avoid being an uninformed or(320) 839-2331 or National Domestic Violence uninvolved bystander to for more Awareness Month, Someplace Safe behaviors-it is each of our information. Trained advocates are would like to take advantage of this responsibility to intervene if someone also available 24-hours a day at 800- opportunity to help educate and raise is in harm's way. 974-3359 if you or someone you awareness in our communities by More than 32 million Americans know is in need of assistance. challenging us all to get involved, are affected by domestic violence each Utonia Raaf The responsibility to end violence lies year. While this number may be Domestic Violence Advocate with each of us, and the ways in which staggering, it serves as further Someplace Safe Big Stone County we choose to speak out can be incentive for us to come together Outreach limitless, but here are just a couple of against violence in our homes and t Letter to the editor: Minnesota prides itself on having a high quality education system, but our rural school districts are under increasing pressure. While our Minnesota Constitution calls for a "uniform system of public schools," this is hardly the case. Wide disparities exist in funding with Minneapolis, St. Paul and many of the larger suburban school districts receiving as much as $4,000 more per student than schools in west central Minnesota• There are many reasons for this unfairness, but a chief reason is that the education funding formula has been manipulated by Minneapolis and St. Paul DFL legislators to overwhelmingly favor urban schools. Thirty years of nearly complete control of the legislature by Democrats has resulted in a broken system that shortchanges students in rural Minnesota• This must end. s And in the last legislative session, payment of hundreds of millions of dollars of education funding that should have gone to our rural schools was instead used to balance the state budget. Once again, rural students and rural schools were shortchanged. Voters concerned about education will have a strong advocate in the election. It's time for voice for our schools. Sincerely, Janet Saunders Benson Burton Nypen OrtonviUe Barbara Larson Canby Lois Sather Madison TWO MORE VACANT LOTS full of rubble are all that is left after fire destroyed about one third of a block in downtown Ortonville's historic district. The buildings which were occupied by DCC Solutions customer care center and Once and Again thrift store were destroyed by the fire. Radio •Shack received extensive smoke and water damage and-Anderson Tax and Accounting sustained considerable smoke damage. By Dan Meyer Big Stone Co. Veteran Service Officer The office hours for the Big Stone County Veterans Service Office are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. My office phone number is (320) 839-6398. Are you a Vietnam War veteran and did you serve in the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975? If the answer is yes, you need to call me and/or visit my office and make an appointment. Here is Veterans Affairs listing for presumptive conditions linked todisabilities/conditions are in the Agent Orange exposure: chloracne or process for being added to the official other acneform disease similar to VA Registry for presumptive chloracne*; porphyria cutanea tarda*; conditions linked to Agent Orange soft-tissue sarcoma (other than exposure: aschemic heart disease, osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, hairy cell leukemia and other B-cell Kaposi's sarcoma or mesothelioma); leukemia(s); Parkinson's disease. Hodgkin's disease; multiple myeloma; If you have been diagnosed with respiratory cancers (lung, bronchus, any of the presumptive conditions larynx, trachea); non-Hodgkin's listed in this article and meet the lymphoma; prostate cancer; acute and above criteria in paragraph one, please subacute peripheral neuropathy*; type call my office immediately for an 2 diabetes; chronic lymphocytic appointment!!! leukemia. Please keep in mind, there is no Note: In the above paragraph, those time limit (time after you were with an (*) means that the disability discharged from the military) set by must become manifest to a degree of Veterans Affairs to initially apply for a 10 percent or more within a year after s e r v i c e - c o n n e c t e d the last date on which the veteran was disability/conditions(s). exposed to an herbicide agent during Until next week, take care and active military, naval, or-air service: "Fair Winds and Following Seas! The following three new FRESHMAN FLOAT which Giese and Noah Kottke. was ridden by class attendants Kirsten Save this paper for recycling ONCE AGAIN.., MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: JASON SWENSON Bruce Sitter Carol Larson Julie Gehm Roger Pederson Carol Holquist Tom Burdick Betty Reinke Loren Schake Krueger License Bureau Rqssel Brockel Us Fish and Wildlife Service Allison Moen Rodney Athey Deron and Sylvia Brehmer Kathy Athey Dorwin Swenson Gene Gloege Greg Cloos D. H. Pflueger Sara Wollschlager Craig Rakow Mary Weber Edna Angerhofer John Merritt Derald Lindquist Charles Diederich Larry's Refrigeration Darlene Simonitch Larry Anderson Grace Russmann John and Carrie OIson David and Deb Larson Richard and Joyce Hamann Marvin Christensen Dawn Kellen Alice Radermacher ideila Ross Usda Fsa Bsc Office Doug Or Julie Enstad Matt Karels Policy li3 r Letters to the editor discussing community issues are encouraged. Letter writers should be aware that The Independent reserves the right to edit and-or condense letters for print. The p iper also reserves the right not to publish letters that ate unsuitable or for which it might be held legally liable. Letters should contain the writer's printed or typed name, signature, address and telephone number. Addresses and telephone numbers will not be published. Letter writers ate asked'to limit themselves to one letter per month. Please keep letter brief, preferably not over 350 words and to the point. : 3 4 m 27 i Clues ACROSS 1. Ink stain 5. Processed brewing grain 9. Cause to be embarrassed 14. Roman historian 15. Olive genus 16. Hay wrapper 17. Town in Iceland 18. Buryat capital __ Ude 6. 19. Belongs to sun god 7. 20. S. FL. river 8. 23. Waist ribbon 24. Chromaticity 25. Irony 28. Literary works of ancient Greece 33. __ Ladd, actor 34: Lightly fry 35. __ King Cole, musician 36. Nostrils 38. Red China 39. Alan Ladd movie 41. Fed 42. Animal backbone 44. Rule Britania composer 45. Cognoscente 47. Sends or receives TV signals 49. Radioactivity unit 50. Dull pain 51. 12-31 beverage container 58. Dypsis lutescens palm 59. A minute amount (Scott) 60. Formerly Persia 61. Edouard _, Fr. painter 62. Goddess who defeated Thor 63. A stack or heap 64. Bone cavities 10 11 112 30 131 35 40 i 44 55 156 60 63 66 m 65. Millisecond 29. Writer Clare Booth 66. Pouches Clues DOWN 30. Kami of fertility 1. Countries in an 31. Generalis lily alnance 32. Strong construction 2. Marie Presley alloy 3. Elliptic 34. Expectorate 37. Outlines 4. Amino acid tyr or y 5. Light creamy dish set 40. Cleft lips with gelatin 43. Rope fiber plant God in Islam 46. One who finds Wife of Jacob missing persons Source of the Blue 47. Vinegary Nile 48. Extremely high 9. Ancient calculators frequency 10. Immerses in liquid 50. Administer an oil 11. Away from wind 51. Cubage unit for 12. 100 = 1 tala herring 13. Units of time (abbr.) 52. Seize (obsolete) 21. Paddle 53. Polite interruption sound 22. Which 54. Girls 25. Yemen capital 55. Murres 26. Having winglike 56. Powder extensions 27. Counterweights 57. Gunits~ : hereditary 28. Chili con __, Mexican dish 58. Doctors' group =1 "1 I "1 `1 ~ N V IN N V U ~V O 3 Ui i ii i "ii q V l =i ~i ':I V ' " -l,m,, `11rim, , . o , • ' ,l.m, . "11oN,o" ' "1 I" ' vl.lvm, . vl.m-I " The Ortonville Independent (U.S.P.S. 412-460) JAMES D. KAERCHER Publisher / Managing Editor SUZETTE KAERCHER-BLAKE Editor and Advertising Sales MIKE SWENSON Associate Editor / Advertising Rep Tues., Oct. 5, 2010 Vol. 92; No. 38 Continuing the ORTONVILLE JOURNAL STAR Published Every Tuesday at 29 2rid St. N.W. Ortonville, MN 56278 Periodicals Postage Paid at Ortonville, Minnesota SUBSCRIPTION RATES $35.00 per year in Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Traverse and Swift Counties in Minnesota, Grant and Roberts Counties in South Dakota. $40.00 for all other counties in Minnesota and South Dakota. All others, $45.00 per year. Postmaster: Send address chain The Ortonville Independent, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278. NEW SUBSCRIPTION RATE SCHEDULE - ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON A FEBRUARY 1ST DUE DATE- Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Traverse, .Swift Counties in Minnesota and Grant and Roberts in South Dakota February ........... 35.00 August .............. 17.52 March ................ 32.12 September ........ 14.60 April .................. 29.20 October ............. 11.68 May ................... 26.28 November ........... 8.76 June .................. 23.36 December ........... 5.84 July ................... 20.44 January ............... 2.92 ALL OTHERS IN MINN. AND SO. DAK. February ........... 40.00 August .............. 20.00 March ................ 36.63 September ........ 16.68 April .................. 33.30 October ............. 13.36 May ................... 29.97 November ......... 10.00 June .................. 26.64 December ........... 6.67 July ................... 23.31 January ............... 3.34 ALL AREA OUTSIDE OF MINN. AND SO. DAK. February ........... 45.00 August .............. 22.50 March ................ 41.25 September ........ 18,75 April .................. 37.50 October ............. 15.00 May ................... 33.75 November ......... 11.25 June .................. 30.00 December ........... 7.50 July ................... 26.25 January ............... 3.75 "PUBLISHER'S LIABILITY FOR ERROR" The Publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The Publisher's liability for other errors or omissions in connection with an adver- tisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent issue or the refund of any monies paid for the advertisement. DEADLINES Church notes - Saturday mail Display ads - Friday mail Correspondence - Monday mail Pictures - 5 p.m. Friday News - Friday afternoon Classified ads - Friday noon (Any ad brought in later will be too late to classify.) OFFICE HOURS A Monday: 8 AM-5 PM A Tuesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Wednesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Thursday: 8 AM-5 PM A Friday: 8 AM-5 PM A Holidays may affect office hours. LE'I'rERS POLICY Letters to the editor discussing corn- munity issues are encouraged. Letter writers should be aware that The Independent reserves the ri.qht to edit and/or condense letters for print. The paper also reserves the right not to pub- lish letters that are unsuitable or for which it might be held legally liable. Letters should contain the writer'., printed or typed name, signature, address and telephone number. Addresses and telephone numbers will not be published. Letter writers are asked to limit them- selves to one letter per month. Please keep letter brief, perferably not over 350 words, and to the point. AD vs. NEWS The Ortonville Independent policy in determining what is advertising and what is news is based on one simple test: If an individual business or organi- zation charges for admission to an event for an item or for a service, it will be con- sidered advertising. In other words, "If you charge, we charge." Advertising is the life-blood of a news- paper. Without it a newspaper would cease to exist. The money a paper receives for subscriptions and single paper sales is used to pay for the ink and paper used in producing the product. It no longer does so because of paper cost increases. It still covers the cost of ink and a small portion of the paper used. Advertising to a newspaper is like crops and livestock to farmers; meat and products to the grocer; dresses and coats to the soft-line merchant; and plows and tractors to the implement dealer. Without any of those items, the particular busi- ness would not be in business. ADS: We reserve the right to refuse any advertising without obligation to justify our decision. POLICIES: A News: Our goal is to report the news as fully and accurately as possible. The staff's opinions will appear only on the opinion page. A Editorials: Opinions published on this page, whether locally written or reprinted from other sources is intended to stimu- late thinking and discussion among our readers. Opinions expressed by the edi- tors are their own and not necessarily those of other staff members. Opinions expressed in items from other publica- tions may be contradictory to the editor's own views, but are offered for their gen- eral interest --NDEPENDENT=: Phone 320-839-6163 or fax 320- 839-3761 to place display, classi- fied advertising or news in the Ortonville Independent or via... e-mail For Sports e-mail * For the Editor e-mail Check our web site; INDEPENDENT Page 4 • Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010