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Editorial comment Blood drives held in Big Stone County area The American Red Cross Bloodmobile was recently in the Big Stone County Area. The following results were reported: Beardsley's goal was 35. There were 33 presenting with one deferral. Actual units collect- ed were 31. Graceville's goal was 70. There were 71 presenting for donation ,, with three deferrals. There were five Double Red Cell collections leaving the actual units collected at 73. Ortonville's goal was 80. There were ONCE AGAIN... MANY THANKS, Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: Ed Kiernat Richard Verheul ' Pizza Ranch Big Stone County Hwy. Dept. Robert Pflueger Carol Nelson Northern Waste Systems 78 presenting for donation with eight deferrals and seven Double Red Cell collections leaving actual units col- lected at 92. Clinton's goal was 35. There were 55 presenting for donation with five deferrals leaving the actual units collected at 50. There were two first time donor. Reported Pin recipients are as fol- lows: 1st timers: Karla Lindahl and Vidella Parks. Lynda Ostlund and Heidi Wipf. Jonas Wollman and Patricia Haanen. -mC, zillhlll.P_J Greta Yaeger. -(lz.C, aillo.R.P_i Alan Karsky. Bob Ward and Cindy Nelson. Ginger Athey. Our sincere thanks go out to every- one who made and took the time to go and give this gift of life. Thanks to everyone who made an appointment for the blood drive. It really helped regulate the flow of donors. We strongly encourage people to make appointments when callers call to set i I"'( t p 00.Publ00can # 0100norm00d \\;,,- ? I" 2 i, i. Rjb of Big Stone Inc. Gen Strube Saputo Cheese Usa Inc Bob Zahnow Bill Wiik Alice Holtquist Gary & Donna Speth Don Van Hout Joan Cloos Val Rausch Clifford Christensen Larry Bunting Mark Hamann Larry Roggenbuck Valley Farm Equipment Otter Tail Power Co. Unzen Pontiac Doug Fraasch Tom Pauli Hanson Furniture and Carpet Health First Chiropractic Ash & Reedstrom Law Offices Gene Pillatzke Dennis Van Asch Nates Net Inc. Grant County Public Library Wanda Schuelke Frances Beachem Shawna & Jeff Carlin Sharon Wellnitz Diane Stewart Fay Webster Beatrice Shelstad Betty Nelson John Folkens Bethany Weigman Gerry Lillehaug Curtis Bystol up appointments as we try our best to honor those appointments in a timely fashion and as a result walk ins are sometimes forced to wait longer peri- ods of time. If you have not consid- ered making an appointment in the past, please do so; it really helps out Extended hours f,or absentee voting availabe 30, Nov. 1 our coordinators. Senior citizens club news The Ortonville Senior Citizens club will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Program will follow at 2 p.m. with Ann Lundberg as guest speaker. She will talk about the 25 years of the museum. Everyone is invited. UMVRDC to meet The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at the Appleton Civic Center. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Shingles health chat If you're like nine out of10 Americans, you've had chickenpox. And that puts you at risk for shingles. That's why it's so important to learn all you can about this potentially seri- ous disease. A health chat concerning shingles will be held at the Ortonville Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. There is no registra- tion needed. Presenting this valuable informa- tion will be Jeanette Felton, Clinical Services Coordinator at OAHS. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie today reminded voters the absentee balloting period for the upcoming elec- tion ends Nov. 1. Voters who are eligi- ble to vote by absentee are encouraged to apply for their ballot materials as soon as possible or visit their county auditor's office (or city clerk in some cases) to vote absentee in-person. In- person absentee voting is offered dur- ing regular business hours Monday - Friday through Nov. 1. Extended of- fice hours for in-person absentee vot- ing are available Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 1 until 5 p.m. Under some cir- cumstances, voters may have their ab- sentee ballots brought to them on Election Day. Minnesota voters may vote by ab- sentee ballot for one of the following reasons: absence from the precinct (away from home) illness or disability serving as an election judge in an- other precinct, or religious discipline, observance or holiday "Voters who know they will be" away from their precinct on Nov. 2 need to plan ahead and submit their ab- sentee ballot applications now. That way, they will have plenty of time to receive their ballot, vote, and return them by Election Day," explained Ritchie. Voters are encouraged to carefully read their absentee ballot instructions when completing their materials. Re- cent court rulings require that election Veteran Service News 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. I want to say a "BZ" (a job well done) to all the residents of Big Stone County, especially to the veterans and their.families. I will have served as your CVSO one year on Nov. 2 and to say the least it has been one great year. We have just got started in making the Big Stone County Veterans Office the best in the State of Minnesota. With your help we are going to make it happen ! ! ! ! In my article due out on Nov. 9, I will be providing statistics with respect to the progress of the office. I think you will find these statistics to be awesome! In other news. Flood Relief Grants Available for Veterans and Families. As a result of severe flooding in parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is offering Flood Relief Grants for reimbursable expenses to Veterans in approximately 35 Minnesota counties. Affected counties include Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Dakota, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueu r, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Ramsey, Rice, Rock, Scott, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, Winona and Yellow Medicine. The most severe damage is focused on Blue Earth, Goodhue, Martin, Olmsted, Rice, Steele and Wabasha counties. Veterans, their families and surviving spouses may be eligible for reimbursement assistance funds up to $750 if they have not received FEMA or other assistance. Veterans and their families should contact their local County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) for more information on this program or to request a Flood Relief Grant. For CVSO contact information, visit or call 1- 888-LINKVET (546-5838). All eligible applications and copies of receipts must be dated between disaster timeframe, as designated by the Governor and/or FEMA. Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 31,2010. Until next week, take care and "Fair Winds and Following Seas!" New 2010 Chrysler " T & C MSRP'33,590 I $2 .L New 201t Ford F350 Crew Cob MSRP ':,205 New 2011 Ford F250 Lariat Crew MSRP *'47,895 New 2010 Ford F150 Flex Fuel Super Crew MSRP :,, atertown "One Low Price, Plain and Simple, Always! 1600 9th Ave. SE E. Hwy. 212 WATERTOWN, SD 57201 605-886-5844 Toll Free ' Hours: Mon-Thurs 8-8 FrL 8-6 Sat. S-! 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Box) Witness title if the witness is an of- ficial or notary Notary stamp if the witness is a no- tary Witness signature In previous years, absentee ballot materials were typically reviewed for acceptance on Election Night. As part of this office's legislative reforms en- acted this year, absentee ballot materi- als are reviewed by absentee ballot boards within three to five days of re- ceipt. This schedule allows any-prob= lems to be caught early and voters given another chance to vote. Through- out most of the absentee balloting pe- riod, election officials send replacement ballots to voters who make mistakes that result in their bal- lots being rejected. If problems are dis- covered less than five days before the general election, election officials at- tempt to notify voters by phone or e- mail. Voters can use the Absentee Ballot Lookup to track the status of their ab- sentee ballots. 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Conglutinate 60. Sarah Palin's son 61. Secure with a rope 62. A large and imposing house 63. Give birth (sheep) 64. Take a picture The Ortonville Independent (u.s.P.s. JAMES'O00 Z00IRC"ER Publisher / Managing Editor SUZE'I-rE KAERCHER-BLAKE Editor and Advertising Sales MIKE SWENSON Associate Editor / Advertising Rep Tues., Oct. 19, 2010 Vol. 92; No. 40 Continuing the ORTONVILIE JOURNAL STAR Published Every Tuesday at 29 2nd St. N.W. Ortonville, MN 56278 Periodicals Postage Paid at Ortonville, Minnesota ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES i $35.00 per year in Big Stone, Lac quil 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. 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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 cam- t munity issues ape encouragedl 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 beheld legally liable, Letters should contain the writer's )rinted 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 )roducts to the grocer; dresses and coats to the soft-line merchant; and plows and tractors to the implement dealer. Without any of these 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 staffls 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. 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