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THE CLASSROOM = of teaching, from one.room elementary to college, l kept volumes of notes  over the years and will recreate, to the best of my ability, things as they I occurred. Though the stories are redl, the names have been changed. ! As many of you know, rye had an interest in humor since I was a child.  ] mmm (Brought up #7 out of 10 children born t .... parents, I'd have to have ::i: l a sense of humor. Right ?)    And other places I've hung out over the years By Arlo Janssen Here's a burro (donkey) story that I told to English-as-a-Second Language students to see if they could understand well enough to catch on to humor: A farmer in Mexico went to the market one day to buy burros. He found four fine ones and purchased them. Then, he mounted the back of one of the burros and started home. As he rode along, feeling proud of his purchase, he looked at the burros in front of him and said, "They really are nice looking animals; they will serve me very well." Then he looked again. "But I thought I paid for four burros. Now it looks like I only have three." He even counted them, "One, two, three," but he forgot to count the one he was rid- ing. When he arrived at his home, his wife came out to meet him. "It looks like you found some nice burros?" she said with a smile. Gere awarded SDSU scholarship Benjamin Gere of Ortonville was awarded the Everett W. Dunn Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. Gere is a junior majoring in construction management at SDSU, where he is active in the SDSU Construction Management Club serving as the secretary. Ben is the son of Mark and Linda Gere of Ortonville. The Everett W. Dunn Scholarship was established in 1980 in memory of Everett. 2J .......... "Yes, I did," he replied, "but I'm sure I paid for four; now I have only three." Then he pointed and counted them again, "one, two, three." Still, he did not county the one he was rid- ing. His wife thought at first that her husband was joking. Noticing, how- ever, that he was not, she shook her head, and said, "It's strange; you see only three burros; I see five." Once, when I used that story in an English-as-a-Second Language class, I asked a teenage girl what the wife meant. She answered, with a sneer, "All men are burros." I rather think that girl had just had a bad experience with a boyfriend. Fortunately, others saw the moral of the story-that we often neglect to see what is 'under our noses.' Signed copies of Arlo's book about growing up in Odessa are available at Otrey Lake Gallery in Ortonville. If you would like to contact him, write to PO Box 1311, Benson, AZ, 85602. E- mail: arlo.janssen@gmail, cam Correction in last week's Ortonville Independent Bridget Walsh was incorrectly identified as MacKenzie Streich as one of the trophy presenters at the Big Stone County Fair Demolition Derby. Big Stone Lake Area Royalty presenting the trophies were Bridget Walsh and Andrea Burman. Open 'ouse 8 t* tirtllnff art!l onoving Sat., Aug. 27.3-8 p.m. Bellingham American Legion Club ** No Gifts Please ** Lt. Tollerton graduates from West Point Lt. Michael Anne Tollerton graduated from West Point and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Army on May 31. She will be an Artillery Officer in the 212th Fires Brigade at Fort Bliss, TX where she will be joined by her husband, 2nd Lt. Matthew Condon, a fellow 2011 graduate. Lt. Tollerton is the daughter of Susan and Jim Tollerton of Sarasota, FL and the granddaughter of Genevieve DaVis and the late Don Simonitch. Open house bridal shower for Kandra Murray set An open house bridal shower for Kandra Murray, bride-to-be of Brian Carlson, will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Graceville Cgmmunity Building. The couple is registered at Target. All are welcome. (ADV) [] """ji'""" , The doutle00 Tournament 00olf dommittee wouD like to thank the followin onor for making our 2011 tournament a reat ucces/ Dawn's Hair Design Blair Johnson, CPA Sioux Historic Cashtown Service Northside Medical Clinic Pro Image Partners Bituminous Paving Carlson Drug Minnwest Investment & Insurance Shady Oak Realty Progressive Collision & Glass Pro Auto Valley Office Products Dr. Steven Winther CarQuest Dallas Hanson Construction Hedge & Herberg Trucking Tom Oakes Insurance Moose Lodge Vali Vu Motel This year da0000ifie# by many of the 00artid?ants a the et Ever" Tournament. We wouh) alo like to a spedal "Thank You to  ene ant) Cheryl Ha uauer of The Clubhouse an) Mark (Elmer) anO Sheila Thompson of Sioux Historic Pavilion for the reat. ervice an# meals that were provic)e). A reat tzme was ha) by all ! r Ortonville Couples Golf Tournament Committee Dan and Brenda Kafka, Josh and Rachel Zinski, Nick and Marcia Golden, Wayne and Denise Frette, Terry Gere, Mark and Dawn Hughes, Mark and Kris Ninneman, Dan and Vicki Oakes, Gary and Sharon Watkins Sr. Surf Day at Graceville library The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will be offering a "Senior Surf Day" class on Aug. 26, 2011 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Graceville Public Library in Graceville. Senior Surf Day is a free class for older adults who would like to learn the basics of operating a computer. You must pre-register to attend and class sizes are limited. For further information or to register call 1-800- 333-2433 ext. 82024. Open house for A. Schumacher set The family of Alma Schumacher would like to invite you to an open house on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank, SD in honor of her 95th birthay. No gifts, please. (ADV) Library to meet The Pioneerland Library System Executive/Finance Committee will meet Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the community room at the Willmar Public Library. If you would like an agenda, a copy is available at your local library. Area news digest CLARA CITY- Eight-year-old Cameron Keller of Clara City received 200 stitches after being viciously attacked by a pit bull July 27. Keller, who had been playin G in the*back yard of the dog's owner, was running to ask his parents if he could go swimming when he passed by the dog. The dog, who was on a chain, attacked Keller, biting his thigh and arms. The dog was moved outside of Clara City limits to a farm owned by friends of the owners. MONTEVIDEO-Amanda Bertrand, 2011 Montevideo Fiesta Days queen, was crowned 2012 Aquatennial queen at the Minneapolis Aquatennial celebration July 22 at Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota. Aquatennial princesses are former Miss Maple Grove Stephani Reding and former Miss Cambridge Cayla Yund. SWIFT COUNTY-After 12 years on the Benson City Council Bob Claussen says it is time for others in the community to step up and take responsibility. Contacted Tuesday morning, Claussen says he does not intend to run for re- election. Filings for the Benson City Council opened Tuesday and will remain open until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Benson voters will be choosing a mayor and two council members in the Nov. 1 election. Mayor Paul Kittelson has filed for re-election as has Council Member Sue Fitz. The mayor serves a two-year term with each of the four members of the council serving a four- year term. WHEATON-Traverse County Commissioners are back to looking at building issues. Commissioners during their meeting Tuesday morning agreed to get additional quotes on repairing the roof of the Traverse County Courthouse. The county has received an estimate from one contractor putting the cost of repairing the roof at $90,000 to $125,000. The contractor was asked by the county earlier this spring to offer an evaluation of the building. There have been problems throughout the year with water leaking into the probation office on the second floor. The county in June was visited by a safety instructor from the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a result of complaints about the leaks. Ortonville News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Jim and Lany McKinney took a week vacation in the Grand Rapids area. They stayed with her brother Berry Butterfield in Cohasset. Together they had a rummage sale. The McKinneys went to Marble to visit Don and Wanda Reamer formerly of Ortonville and attended a niece's wedding on Saturday, July 6 in Grand Rapids. Vi Hansen had lunch with Don and Carolyn and Richard Verheul. Jeanette Bohlman attended the fundraiser for Tim Kottke on Friday, Aug. 5. Gen Adelman's daughter Rosalie Gray from East Bethel arrived at Gen's on Sunday, July 7. She is going to visit a week.. Gen Adelman's son Dennis and Gail Adelman of Milbank brought in a delicious dinner Sunday noon, July 7. Gen's son Don was also a guest Sunday noon. Darlene Rheingans visited Palma Gutzman on Sunday afternoon, July 7. They watched the horse parade. On Sunday, Aug. 7 Janet Weber went to visit DJ and Kristin Haggerty and girls. On Saturday Tony and Katie Weber, Steve and Chris Weber, and DJ and Kristin Haggerty and girls were supper guests of David and Janet Weber. The guys helped David with the harvest. Terry and Debbie Brunder of Deer River visited her mother Lucille Thompson the weekend of Aug. 5. Marlyn and Reva Schumacher and John and Anna Nielsen and children went to St. Cloud on Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7 to watch Amanda Schumacher of Fulda play with the Pacesetters' basketball team. Stephanie Schumacher of Ortonville and David Lee of Bellingham also watched the game on Saturday. Saturday, Aug. 6 John and Anna went to Lakeville to their daughter Bellingham Car Show coming On Saturday, Sept. 17 Bellingham will host their 15th Annual Classic Car Show. The Kevin Ehrenberg Memorial Trophy will be presented for the ninth consecutive year. The trophy is spon- sored by The Checkered Flag with Lorrie Ehrenberg presenting the tro- phy on behalf of the family. Activities are scheduled for all ages. DJ Music on Main Street will bring back the good old music, bring your lawn chair and enjoy the day. The Depot will be open for shopping starting at noon. A catered Roast Beef Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to kick off the annual show. Car Registration begins at I0 am and the cost is $20 and includes an event t- shirt, free lunch and dash plaques while supplies last. A Holey Board Tournament on Main Street will be held with 100 per- cent payback going to the winners plus t-shirts. The ever popular Burn Out Competition is the highlight of the show and the winner will take home $175 Cash with second and third place cash prizes. Goldbeck Salvage always provides a vehicle for the Engine Meltdown. There is a $1 chance to guess how long it will run with the winner guessing closest to the time taking 100 percent of the money. A Piston Throw is an added game as well as the Muffler Rap with prizes awarded to the first, second, and third place winners. The Show and Shine will take place with many trophies awarded to the shows partici- pants. The day is fun filled for the whole family. and son-in-law Scott and Patty Anderson's. On Sunday, Aug. 7 there was a family birthday party for their granddaughter Bro(ke. Ten students" from St. John's attended the annual Steubenville conference held at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. They had a chance to meet 2,000 other students, hear guest speakers, and listen to a lot of music. This conference was to help them complete their confirmation requirements. Krista Hartman and Paul Treinen came along as chaperones Lorraine Hagevik arrived home Sunday night, Aug. 7 after recuperating at the home of her daughter Diane Gelvaker of Anoka for four weeks. The caregivers met at Fairway View Monday afternoon, Aug. 8 for their monthly meeting. Tom and Ann Nelson attended a big auction in Sisseton on Saturday, Aug. 6. Many people were in attendance. Visitors at the Roman Karels' home the week of Aug. I were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dunn of Rockville, MD, Betty BUn of Milbank, Connie Anderson of Ortonville, AI and Yvonne Hooser of Ortonville, Vivian Jassen, Ellie Helgeson of Ortonville, Kaylee Helgeson and her boyfriend Scott and Doris Scheff of Ortonville. Mikayla Rasset celebrated her 10th birthday out at the Rasset/Danielson cabin by Waubay. Her great grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friend from Germany were all in attendance. They all enjoyed yard games, boating, tubing and a fantastic meal. Banana Cake and Better Than Anything Cake rounded out the day. Connor and Bethany Danielson attended Bible School at the Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church. About 40 kids attended. The theme was the old west and entitled The Gold Rush. Bethany Danielson was invited to Open house baby shower for Zoee Henrich set An open house baby shower will be held for Zoee Joye Henrich, daugh- ter of Joe and Hillary Henrich on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Jason and Heather Henrich residence from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. One small request that won't be too hard, please bring a book instead of a card. Whether Cat in the Hat or Winnie the Pooh, you can sign the inside cover with a note from you. Please contact Heather Henrich at 839-0808 if you need directions. Zoee is registered at Target and Babies 'R Us. (ADV) attend the Top Ten American Idol Concert at Target Center on Aug. 3. She was invited by Jaiden Conroy. They both really enjoyed the music and the shopping the next day. Jim and Neva Foster and their daughter and son-in-law and two children Allison and Josh Moen went to Hobo Park near Starbuck on Lake Minnewaska for a weekend. The water was clean, fish were biting and there was a very nice campground. Kurt and Diana Streed of Lake City visited with Jane and Oscar Streed the week of Aug. 1 for a couple of days. They did chores and had a cookout at the Mathes' home with Kurt doing the cooking assisted by Jan and Sara Mathes. This was very much appreciated by morn and dad Jane and Oscar and all enjoyed the good food. Visiting at the Gary and Carol Knoll's home for a week were daughter and family Valerie, Jason, Addie and Andrew Zumwalt of Las Vegas, NV. They visited with friends Stacy and Chris Schmidt and Danielle and Jason Back of Milbank and Lisa and Brian Merritt and Carrie and Brian Hamann of Ortonville. They met Valerie's aunt Jan Aafedt of Moorhead at the Wahpeton Zoo and Valerie's uncle and aunt Gary and Donna Van Hout of Big Stone City took them for a pontoon boat ride. They also spent time with Valerie's grandmother Jerri Van Hout and uncles Charlie and Mike Van Hout all of Big Stone. Wayne and Sandy Kumm went fishing with a friend to Lake Winnibigoshish for a fishing tournament. They had lots of fun. Matt and Laura Lamb and girls went to Perham to visit her parents from Wednesday, Aug..3 to Saturday, Aug. 6. From there Matt went to Fargo for workshops. Laura Lamb's parents came Tuesday, Aug. 9 to visit Matt and Laura Lamb and girls and stayed until Thursday, Aug. 11. UMVRDC to meet The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at the Appleton Civic Center. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet set for J. Thomas Join us for a "meet and greet" Javan Thomas, son of Tom and Jenna (Longhenry) Wipf, born on June 10, 2011. Come and go as you please on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 2 to 3 at JoLee's Jewelry. All babies welcome. No invitations are being sent. (Adv) & 10 & under tennis? Racquets Balls Racquet Stringing * Accessories Tennis Equipment Information and Leagues Your tennis supply headquarters Authorized UPS outlet...packages brought in by 2:30 p.m. wi ship same day Open Monday.Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or www.buyvp.com VallOy Office Products, Inc. Main Street, Milbank, SD. 605-432-5536 1-800-336-2298. FAX 605-432-5575 We Accept Master Card, Visa, Discover Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 iNDEPENDENT Page 3b