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Editorial comment By JDK Does anyone know of some lady who has lost a colored photo of herself with an infant, the latter looking to be but a month or two old? The lady in photo hag black bushy hair and photo must have been taken when the two were in bed, as showing behind them is a head-board. If the owner of photo is aware of the photo of which we speak, or if anyone knows who the t-owner is, just call The Inde- office to identify and claim same 320-839-6163. ***** With another Cornfest but a few days away, we again are looking forward to re-visiting with countless friends, and hoping to also make some new friends. Our prayers are for favorable weather and that all in attendance enjoy them- selves immensely! God bless! Reader-friend David Karn of Odessa is asking for help in locating for a large board that contained a list of Boy Scouts who had attained the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Long time former Scoutmaster Alvah I. Matthews started the board as he had helped about 38 young Ortonville boys to become Eagle Scouts. David hopes anyone knowing the whereabouts or possible whereabouts of the board will give him a call at his home phone, 320- 273-2301. David, an Eagle Scout him- self, wants to restore the board and place it in the Big Stone County Mu- seum. Another interesting item from good friend and faithful reader, Vince Parker of Moon- light Bay in Stillwlter. He sends us an article on him that appeared in a recent issue of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. It reads: "Grampa Vince on Moonlight Bay writes that "years ago, I was the host of a Twin Cities radio show on WMIN, called 'the wonderful world of music.' It was a vari- ety, interviews, news....recorded on Wednes- day and aired on Sunday. One Sunday while I was racing from western Minnesota to the Twin Cities to get within range of the radio show, a state trooper pulled me over. 'Where are you going to in such a hurry?' was his com- ment. 'I am trying to pick up my radio show,' I exclaimed. "'Well, he said, you're going to pick up a ticket instead!'" Vince concludes with his usual sign-off to us of "keep the presss rolling," to which we reply good friend "we're still trying our best....thanks to readers like you ..... keep a- writing us!" Bear with us for a few minutes while we again expound on some needs for our great country, thinking uppermost as true hell with party politics. How true it is that "talk is's difficult to find persons of actions that serve to primarily ben- efit the taxpayer!" In the Iowa GOP de- bate last week, Congresswoman Michele Bachma 0 re-iterited her blast- ing that "Obama is a on$-term Presi- dent!" If so, what are her plans? In the debate, she and former Minnesota Gov. Pawlenty blabbed inanely for an ex- tended time just blasting each other. Who cares? Then a few days later, President Obarna comes out with more senseless rhetoric in saying "there's nothing wrong with our is Politics that is wrong!" On the first part of his statement, does he forget about the nearly 10 percent of Americans un- employed, and the other messes we are suffering from? As for the second part, true, our politics are SICK. But any- one knows the sickness comes from all those elected, who are simply focused on spending millions on getting elected or re-elected! Looking back over those Presidents and lawmakers who we are familiar with during our lifetime, we can name only a few who showed they really CARED about America! Namely Hubert H. Humphrey, who re- ally cared for us little guys ..... President John F. Kennedy (who we feel would have been one of the greatest had he not been assassinated) ....President "give-em-heckle" Harry Truman, hav- ing guts enough to use the Atomic bomb to bring a quick end to World War II saving millions of American lives ...... and finally, Ronald Reagan, who started the war against "too much government." In conclusion to the above, our main sentiment today is "to heck with party politics that simply lead to the senseless thinking of get- ting the upper hand over the other party and what seems to be an obvious over-kill on hypnotizing us voters to support one's election or re- election....their campaigns full of rhet- oric and little as to how he or she will better serve us common hard -working Americans. If a change for such ac- tion to improve America does not hap- pen, as one reader-friend said to us most recently, "we may someday soon see a revolution or crisis such as is going on now in London and many other parts of the world. A final word....why isn't there more serious talk in Washington about cutting off all Foreign Aid and stopping the fruitless war in Afghanistan that has and is crip- pling and taking lives of our young sol- diers?????? The ONLY candidate at the Iowa debates to bring up the need for cutting Foreign Aid and the safety of our servicemen was Herman Cain! Three cheers for him!! Sister Barbara McCarthy, now of Vera Beach, FL, has enlightened us on some data we have twice incorrectly re- ferred to in past issues that we feel needs clarification. Barb doesn't think we should m_e.n: ..... tion our goofs, but we want to set the records straight. In nu- merous past issues, we have made mention that Coleen Farley Tilbury was the first Homecoming.Queen at OHS. After following Barb's sugges- tion that we research our In- dependent files, we now set the record straight. The first OHS Homecoming Queen, as con- firmed today by our files, was Karol Ann "Chicki" Bruins (class of 1946), so crowned HQ in 1946. "Coleen was in my class of ," says Barb, "and that year she was crowned OHS Winter Snow Carnival Queen. There was no Homecoming Queen in 1945, so Coleen couldn't have been our HC Queen." Barb correctly re- minds us she has addressed this matter to us a couple times before and we acknowl- edged the error both times, but memory failed us when re- cently we made mention of Coleen's recent passing. We stand corrected, thanks to Barbara. Anyway you look at it today, however, OHS class- mates of those years we cer- tainly felt highly honored and proud to have two of the best looking Queens in OHS his- tory. Now we hope we not only stand corrected, but also maybe forgiven??H!!! INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! • FALL BACK TO sc.oo, COMING FAST.,I Donnette Herberg" owner HOURS - Wed. thru Fri. RCHANDI IS H REI Stop out and see our new items. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR WOLVERINE WEAR... • Shorts ,Sweatshirts ,T-Shirts • Socks ,Hats ,Backpacks • Cinch Bags •Much More! lOam-5pm," Sat., lOam-Jpm :3ff o l l i A c Bo3gtique 85113 250th St. • Beardsley, MN • 320.265.6139 From Beardsley, I mile south on Hwy. 7., 1 mile east on 250th St. b._ _1[ IIIII Ill I IT I II/ C H Bloodmobile results from Bellingham The Red Cross Bloodmobile made a late summer stop in Bellingham on Friday, Aug. 12 where the goal was 43 units. There were 35 presenting donors, with seven of those donors donating double red cells, there were three deferrals for a total of 39 units collected. Kimberley Jacobson and Sheila Cusick were first time donors; Joanne Sorenson picked up her one gallon pin, Alan Adelman and Ann Millerbernd collected their three gallon pins, a nine gallon pin went to Eugene Schmieg and Gary Roiland was awarded his 12 gallon pin The Minnesota Twins sent an autographed Joe Mauer baseball for the Bellingham Bloodmobile, which was won by Kimberley Jacobson of Bellingham. The next Bellingham Bloodmobile will be Thursday, Dec. 22 from 8 a.m- 1 p.m. Letters to the editor To the Editor: The Big Stone Lake Area VFW baseball teams with to express their warm gratitude and thanks for the support that the Big Stone Lake Area VFW and Big Stone City provided to make this baseball season a success. A special thank you to the members of the Big Stone Lake Area VFW in Big Stone City, Clinton, Graceville and Ortonville, and the surrounding communities, for your generosity, your conviction to provide good programming for children, and for your support during this past year. An additional thank you to Big Stone City for the development of a new field, which we can hopefully use in the summer of 2012, and the other financial support that the city has provided for these teams in the years past. I watched both of these teams To the Editor: The anonymous opinions printed in "Odds and Ends" on Aug. 9 are contrary to my opinion and hopefully [ ..........  ............ ] ........ ]'lfl ' others would agree. Being President 12 pc. Chester's Fried Chleken for 112.99 GOJ.d'n Plump Rotisserie f' Chicken $7"99--"+€'i..- if: l l00omoqs l, 2 fo r $10.99 W. Pepperonl '" * Pep & Sausase • Cheese i ONCE AGAIN... MANY THANKS of the United States is a tough job and deserves our respect since he was the one elected by our democratic system. Not that President Obama has done everything right, but he does not 34 19 14 1.5 i6 57 0 3 Clues ACROSS 63. Spanish Mister 1. Dodge truck model 64. Preceded 4. Launch, note or mattress 65. Obtained 7.22nd Greek letter 10. Elderly 12. Sheep genus 14. Swiss river 15. Pulsate repeatedly 17. Not gained or won 18. Red organic pigment containing iron 19. Mother of Ishmael 20. Financial gains 22. Point midway between E and SE 23. Strikingly appropriate 25. Examine with care Clues DOWN 1. Ripening early 2. Struck with fear or dread 3. Combination of two companies 4. A person active in party politics 5. River in England 6. Flat circular plate 7. Pause in a line of verse 8. The thigh of a hog 9. Wrath 28. Indian for carrying sling 11. Arrived extinct 31. Saddle horse 13. Opposite of go 32. 92860 16. Shouts of approval 33. A field of mowed grass 18. Hailed 34. Animal for heavy loads 21. Of I 39. Transport, usually in a truck 40. Protoctist 41. An eagle's nest 42. More massive & firm 45. Public squares 48. Type of paint base 49. Daman and __, India 51. Anesthetized 54. 55120 56. A person who inherits 58. Indian frock 59. Training by multiple repetitions 60. Dentist's group 61. Not crazy 62. Opposed to prefix 24. Opposite of starboard #131 ii Recent new and re/iowa] sub- scribers to The Independent which wc gratefully acknowledge with thanks to, your loyalty: Audrey Volkenant August Klitzke Avonne Anderson Barb Tyson Barbara Sorlien Barbara Wisch Barrett Anderson Barry Long Ben Pollock Bern and Pam Bottema Bernard Pillatzki Bernice Mattke Bette Weinman Betty Nelson Betty & Dick Casper Beverly Jones Big Stone Chiropractic Health Center Big Stone County Fsa Big Stone County Hra Big Stone County Hwy. Dept. Big Stone County Swcd Big Stone Lake Area Chamber Bill Hasslen Bill Sellin Bill Wiik Bituminous Paving Inc Blair Johnson, CPA Blake De Camp Bob Dybvig Bob Saeger Bob Zahnow Bonnie Hendricks Border States Cooperative Brad Gustafson Brad Karow Brad Sellin Bradley Slreich Brenda Powers Brian Dimberg Brian Hamann participate in the regional tournament and was very proud of the fine manners that these young men displayed, and their respect for adults. These communities should be very proud of the representation these young men made for our community. May baseball continue to be a uniting force in the small communities that surround us, as all of us continue to build for a better future on behalf of our children. All of these communities are merely trying, and attempting to help build our communities through our children to make our future stronger in the years ahead. Sincerely yours, Ronald R. Frauenshuh, Jr. Ortonville deserve to be called a "fraud". And, I can't believe that there is still serious discussion about his place of birth. I would like to see such seriously negative rhetoric subside and let the voters decide who will lead us next. Sincerely, Fred Lockwood Ortonville ---- 9----] __ .___.. __ __._._ 44 __J 26. Past participle of "saw" 27. Point that is one point N of due E 29. One who examines methodically 30. Davenports 34. Aegle marmelos fruit 35. About Eurasia 36. Stained with blood 37. Tangelo fruit 38. Vituperated 39. Come to pass 43. Outer border strip 44. Island in Venice 46. In the year of Our Lord 47. Impertinence 50. Not setafire 52. Afrikaans 53. European sea eagle 55. Macaws 56. Birthed 57. Tokyo The Ortonville Independent (U.S.P.S. 412-460) • • e . ° JAMES D. KAERCHER Publisher / Managing Editor SUZEI"FE KAERCHER-BLAKE Editor and Advertising Sales MIKE SWENSON Associate Editor DENISE FRETTE Advertising Rep • • • • • Tues.,Aug. 16,2011 Vol.93; No. 31 Continuing the ORTONVILLE JOURNAL STAR Published Every Tuesday at 29 2nd 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 changes to The Ortonville Independent, Box 336, 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 Janua ............... 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 - Fridaymail 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 Wednesdayt 8 AM-5 PM h Thursday: 8 AM-5 PM A Friday: 8 AM-5 PM A Holidays may affect office hours, LETTERS POLICY Letters to the editor discussing com- munity issues are encouraged. Letter writers should be aware that The Independent reserves the right 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's 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, perterably 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/ire-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 possiNe. The staff's opinions will appear only on the opinion page. & Editorials: Opinions published on this page, whether locally written or reprinted : from other sources is intended to stimu- i late thking 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 I N D EP_EN_D E NT To place display, classified advertising or news in the Ortonville Independent: Phone 320-839-6163 .... Fax 320' 839-3761 or e-mail For Sports . For the Editor Check our web site: Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 INDEPENDENT Page 3