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P ( ADAM S RIDE, a fundraiser for Adam Essington, son of Brian and Kelly l( Es. ington, took place last •Satur- day along Ortonville's Bike Trail with approximately 100 riders and walkers tak ing part in the event. Enough money was raised topurchase the adaptive bike for Adam, who at four weeks old, suffered a traumatic braln injury asthe result of car accident• Shown above are a few of the participants enjoying the bike trail. Lunch was served following the ride at Lakeside Park. Kiddie Parade at Cornfest If you've ever let your young child pick out their own clothes, you know that they can be a bit creative when it comes to choosing an outfit. Why not feed that creativity. Come out and join them on Satur- day, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. for the free Cornfest Kiddie Parade. The parade will start at the new playground at Lakeside Park and end at the gazebo. Kids are encouraged to dress up and decorate wagons, bikes and trikes, but they don't have to be dressed up to participate. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three "best dressed" and all of the kids who participate will get a book and an ice cream token. There will be an awards ceremony at the gazebo im- mediately following the parade, fol- lowed by children's musician Will Hale at 10:30 a.m., also at the gazebo. This is fun, free opportunity that you and your kids won't want to miss. These events are sponsored by the Ortonville Early Childhood Initiative and the Chamber of Commerce. The Ortonville Early Childhood Initiative is an organization that commits to building community partnerships that enhance childcare, educational oppor- tunities and family support for chil- dren birth to age five. For more information on the Or- tonville ECI, visit them online at www.bigstonekids.info or find them on facebook. Rumble stripe project in west central MN underway Motorists may encounter lane clo- sures on highways in Wilkin, Tra- verse, Stevens, Big Stone and Douglas counties as crews begin a rumble stripe project beginning Mon- day, Aug. 15. Rumble stripes will be installed on the following segments: • Highway 9 between Bamesville and Breckenridge. • Highway 75 between the Clay/Wilkin county line and Wilkin County Road 184 near Wolverton. • Highway 75 between Highway 9 and Graceville. • Highway 28 between Beardsley and Morris. • Highway 27 between Alexandria and Osakis. Motorists should watch for day- time lane closures in the areas where crews are working. The project is scheduled to be com- pleted in mid-September, weather per- mitting. MnDOT places rumble stripes on highways as a safety and cost-saving measure. They warn motorists as they leave the traffic lane, which helps pre- vent crashes. The paint is much more visible in wet conditions and the painted markings last longer due to re- duced damage from snowplows. The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to al- ways drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For statewide travel information, visit www.511 mn.org, call 5-1- l or log on MN Farmers Feed US grocery sweepstakes now underway Ok, Minnesotans - here's your chance to win a year's worth of free groceries (based on Food Marketing Institute figures, a $5,000 value) from Minnesota's hardworking farmers. Today through Oct. 13, you can enter the Minnesota Farmers Feed US sweepstakes for your chance to win a $5,000 grand prize or one of two $1,000 prizes in free groceries. Enter to win by visiting the Min- nesota Farmers Feed US website, www.farmersfeedus.org/mn. The site features Minnesota farmers and their families who show how they produce safe, nutritious and affordable food through online tours of their farms. You can also register for the sweep- stakes and meet some of the cam- paign's featured farmers in the Minnesota Department of Agriculture booth at the Minnesota State Fair, Au- gust 25 - September 5. Minnesota Farmers Feed US coor- dinator Lisa Reeck says it's been a popular consumer education cam- paign here and in eight other states. "Our 17 featured Minnesota farm- ers are among more than 60 farmers nationwide participating in the cam- paign and presenting many different production methods and farm sizes," said Reeck. "As consumers take a greater interest in how their food is grown, this campaign offers an impor- tant opportunity for farmers to answer their questions." Minnesota Farmers Feed US is sponsored by several Minnesota agri- culture groups including the Broiler and Egg Association of Minnesota, Midwest Dairy Association, Min- nesota Beef Council, Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Farm Bureau, Minnesota Pork Board, Minnesota Soybean Re- search and Promotion Council, Min- nesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council and GNP Com- pany. IMPRELIS HERBICIDE MAY BE KILLING PINE TREES Imprelis®, a herbicide widely used by landscapers, is being linked to reports of damage to Norway spruce, white pine and other trees on residential lawns and golf courses across Minnesota. If you have been affected: I David Cialkowski Zimmerman Reed, PLLP www.ZRLawFirm,corn | Health Information Technology • 6 month training • 100% online • Stipends available • Must apply by September 10 ':MNhealthlT.com !  952-358-8343 ncal@normandale•edu Normandale Community College Budgeting for back to school It's time once again to buy new school supplies, clothes and other ne- cessities your kids need for the school year. This can be a big financial under- taking for many families, making back- to-school shopping a great opportunity to talk to your kids about important money management topics like budg- eting and saving. "This year our annual back-to- school survey found that only 15 per- cent of parents have created a back-to-school shopping budget with their child," says Shelley Solheim, Di- rector of Financial Education at Capital One. "Back-to-school shopping season is often overlooked as a financial edu- cation opportunity, but it's an optimal time for parents to teach teens about budgets and smart spending in a real- world situation." Here are some tips to help you and your teen budget for back-to-school supplies: • Make it a family affair: Sit down and compile a list of supplies your child needs. Then see if you have any leftover supplies from last year, such as binders that can be re-used or glue sticks and crayons. • Do reconnaissance: In addition to contacting the school and visiting their website to find out what supplies your kids will need, consider talking to teachers and parents of older kids to find out what students actually need for each grade level. ° Create a budget: Ask your teens how much they think is reasonable to spend on supplies. Then draft a list and price each item using the Internet or a mobile app. If you or your teen exceeds the projected estimate, work to divide the list into needs and wants, explain- ing Why it's important to prioritize. • Be flexible: If your teens really want those big-ticket items, work with Any extra earnings can be put into a savings account, which lets families work towards savings goals together. Parents can also help kids develop financial planning skills throughout the year, using methods and tools that res- onate with them, such as online and video games. In fact, 76 percent of teens say educational video and online games are a good way to learn, accord- ing to the study from Capital One. One such tool is a new kid-friendly website, JA Finance Park Virtual, which tasks kids with meeting real-life needs, such as developing a budget, maintaining a household, supporting a family and pursuing a career through virtual simu- lation. To learn more, visit www.finan- cepak.ja.org. After all, 55 percent of teens said they want to learn more about money management skills€ according to the them to find the money. They pan find ' study. So take advantage of this oppor- ways to cut costs by clippi$ coupons,'.+-' tunity to begin talking to your kids looking for sales or buying 'used books, about money today. ,/ 4 PM 4:30-6:30 PM 6 PM Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors Open Chuck Wagon Jamboree Meal @ St. John's Music by "Melody Kings" Beer Gardens Opens Proceeds to Ortonville Fire Department 7 PM Comfest Royalty Coronation 7-11 PM 7-9 PM 9-1AM 9-1AM 10:i 5 PM MAD Karaoke & DJ at Lakeside Ice Cream Social Big Stone County Museum , Henry's Sights & TripWire at Kick 7-11 AM 8-11 AM Airplane Rides at Ortonville Airport Dad's Belgian Waffle Feed at Fire Hall Proceeds to BSLA Business Association 9 AM 12th Annual VFW Co-Ed Softball Tourney Northside Park, Call Val to register (320) 839-2037 9 AM OHS Class of 1987 Paws & Reflect Pet Walk Football Field. Check Out their Facebook Page? 9 AM Treasure Hunt Meet at the Parking Lot above Liebe Drug Dress up as a Pirate and win a pfizer 9-pop. Free G3 Boat Rides by Go Fasters Foot of Big Stone Lake (Weather Permitting) 9-3 PM 3D Archery Shoot Continuous Line, at Minn-Kota Archery Range 9-3 PM " ";]ih Annual Chili Cook-Off Watch for Signs! 10 AM Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors,Open 10 AM OHS Alumni Annual Meeting :- At Ortonville Public Library Media Center 10 AM Big Stone Cruisers Annual Car Show 10 AM Kiddie Parade (Best Dressed Prizes Awarded!) No Registration, Line up by the New Playground Will Hale (Rock Concert for Kids) Gigantic Kites at Football Field Sponsored by KDIO Turtle Races- At Lakeside Park Bring your own Turtles! Beer Gardens Open Proceeds to Ortonville Fire Department Will Hale (Rock Concert for Kids) Bingo Sponsored by Kiwanis l PM Hole-In-One Contest 1-4 PM Free Pontoon Rides by Let's Go Fishing Foot of Big Stone Lake (Weather Permitting) 2 PM Music by Mystic Ryder (Beer Gardens) 2 PM "Stars in the Park" at Central Park Sponsored by Big Stone Arts Council Just for Kix Performance Musical Entertainment 2-4 PM Water Fights (Lower Parking Lot) Sponsored by Ortonville Fire Department 4 PM Barrel Bowling at Alley Cat Lanes 5 PM "Drag your Nag" Couples Obstacle Course Registration at 4pm or @www.higstoneradio.com Sponsored by KDIO Rock & Roll Farmer at Lakeside Park Henry's Sights & Sounds at VFW Andy Gibson Band at Sioux Historic 10:30 AM I 1-3 PM 11:30 AM 12 Noon 12:30 PM 12-5PM %11 PM 9-1 AM 9-1 AM All Events Park Gazebo unless noted 7:45AM 8-2 PM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 10-11:30 AM 10 AM 10-3 AM 10:30 AM llAM 11-1 PM 12 Noon 12 Noon 2 PM 3:30 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4:30 PM Registration for 5K-1 OK Mile Walk/Run Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge 3D Archery Shoot Continuous Line, at Minn-Kota Archery Range Start 5K- 1 OK Mile Walk/Run Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge All Faith Church Services Big Stone County Museum's Church Puppets in the Park For all ages, Featuring Noah Ark & Critters Sponsored by Living Hope Fellowship Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors Open Free Ranger Boat Test Rides Hole-In-One Contest Music by Mystic Ryder (Beer Gardens) Sweet Corn Feed Must have a Comfest Button ! Corn Eating Contest Sponsored by R&K Agronomy & Tri State Ag Solutions All AGES! Register at the Chamber Office Beer Gardens Open Proceeds to Ortonville Fire Department Grande Parad With Grand MardwlJ, I Kiddie 3rd Annual Music Today ROCK SOLID SINCE 1876 Peterson Chiropractic Minnwest Bank Larson Funeral Homes Rolling Acres Boutique Carlson Drug Madison Bottling Cenbank Rod's Fireworks Parker & Associates Pro Auto Sales & Service Carquest of Ortonville Ortonviile Hardware Hunk Ranger Boats Steven (7. Winther, DDS Border States Co-op Henry's Sights & Sounds Big Stone Therapies Lakeland Foods Liebe Drug + + 520 839 ;00284 SORRYN.O SKATEBOARDS, BIKES OR ROLLERBLADES 1N THE PARK . ,  Tentative schedule, subject to change. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT - BUY A CORNFEST BUTTON! Page 4 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, August 16. 2011