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The letter was signed by Britta L. Bloomberg, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. The National Register is a listing of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects considered to be worthy of preservation. She wrote, "By .rec- ognizing the significance of your property and planning for its preser- vation, you are participating in a national movement which aims to preserve, for the benefit of future generations, our cultural heritage." According to Joanne Vangsness and the Friends of St. Pauli Organiza- tion, Tyrone Steen, a former Clinton resident who now lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was instrumental in having this designation possible for the old country church. The intro- duction and conclusion of the nomi- nation, provided by steen, are re- printed below: ' "St. Pauli Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Almond Township, Big Stone County, Minnesota is eligi- ble for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A, as a property associated with significant events in the areas of European ethnic heritage and social history. The history of the St. Pauli Lutheran congregation reflects important patterns, impact, and influ- ence of the Norwegian emigration on western Minnesota. The church, built in 1896 by Norwegian immigrant farmers, maintains a high level of his- toric integrity. Social and religion cir- cumstances, combined with their desire to own and control land with a rural lifestyle that was no longer pos- sible in Norway, led these settlers to challenges in a fertile land that had been occupied by a native people for centuries. The church represents the activities of the early settlers to main- tain an etlanic heritage through lan- guage ret+ntion, worship, education, and a variety of church sponsored social activities. St. Pauli Norwegian Lutheran Church was the religious ST. PAULI LUTHERAN CHURCH, located two miles south of Clinton on U.S. Hwy. 75, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The listing took place on August 26, 2010, following approval of the nomination packet submitted Iy the Friends of St. Paul] and Tyrone Steen of Colorado Springs, CO. Steen, in expressing his regards to the commumty," stated, "This is an important milestone,, in the history.of.St. Pauli Norwegian. Evan. g.elical Lutheran Church. The church was budt m 1896 by Norwegian immzgrant farmers. and community focus for the Norwegian families in the surround- ing area, from when the congregation was founded in 1887, divided in 1885, constructed the church in 1896 and reunited in 1957." Tyrone Steen stated there are 11 pages in the Statement of Significance narrative. The concluding paragraph reads: "The simple frame structure of St. Pauli Norwegian Lutheran Church, with its contiguous cemetery, is indelibly associated with the signifi- cant .religious, Cultural and social events that occurred in the Norwegian Lutheran immigrant farm- ing community in Almond Township, Urgent news for people who took AVANDIA+/AVANDAMET Avandia , Avandamet and Avandaryl 0, drugs ! prescribed to patients with Type 2 diabetes, have [ been linked to heart attacks, strokes & congestive i heart failure (CHF). To evaluate your potential[ claim, call us now toll free at 1-800-THIGLB for i a free onsultatlon. We practice law only in Arizona. -,il but associate with lawyers throughout the U.S.'- .... GOLDIII & OSBORNB www.]aao-,*=oam -itE I Big Stone County, in the upper Minnesota River area of western Minnesota during the period 1896- ,1957. The listing of St. Pauli Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church in the National Register of Historic Places is fitting and appro- priate recognition for a countryside religious center that served and nur- tured the Norwegian immigrant fami- lies during the times of climactic and economical challenges of farm life in a new land, and through a period of turbulent religious division. The church also provided the congrega- tion with the joys and comfort of a secure gathering place to participate in a shared Lutheran faith, and to fos- ter the common cultural identity they brought to America from the moun- tain and fjord communities of west- ern Norway. The amalgamation of time, place and an industrious immi- grant congregation created a history that made St. Pauli Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church (1896) an important spiritual heritage land- mark, that remains today, visible for miles around on the flat prairie land- scape of western Minnesota." The church is maintained by the Friends of St. Pauli, and each summer the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church holds Saturday evening ser- vices once a month at the church, using the old hymnal and order of service. It is said to be the "only country church located along U.S. Highway 75 from the Mexican to Canadian border" - this, of course, does not include churches located in communities along the route. CNC MACHINE OPERATORS IPM is now accepting applications for both CNC Turn- ing and Milling Machine Operators for 2nd Shift. 2 years minimum of machining experience is required. We offer a full benefit package. Apply in person or send resume to: -- International Precision Machining ? 511SundiaI Drive, POBox309 Waite Park, MN 56387 Phone: 320-656-1241 ___ Fax: 320-656-1242 Education: Life Long County Resident Graduate of Bellingham High School Associate Degree in Ag Production - Willmar Vo-Tech 2 Years of Higher Education Experience: 4th Generation Family Farmer State Bank of Bellingham Board of Directors Louisburg Farmers Elevator Board of Directors Louisburg Church Council (Past President) Louisburg Fire Department - 27 Years Past Director of Midwest Cattlemen's Association Past Director of Madison Country Club Experience with Employee Health Insurance, Salaries and Budgeting I Big Stone Senior citizens See. Carol I-Ioltquist Big Stone Senior Citizens met on Tuesday, Oct. 5 with 19 present. The meeting was opened by President Cliff. Secretary and Treasurers report were read and approved. Old business-Phyllis Schluter volunteered for the treasurer position and was approved. New business-A motion was made to get a new 50 cup coffee pot and was seconded. Discussion was held to have the next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4 due to voting and it will be catered by Millstone. Stories were told by Clara and Cliff. Cards and bingo were played. ! for U.S. Military Service Academy Sen. Franken's office is now ac- cepting applications from young Min- nesotans interested in attending one of the nation's five military service acad- emies including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. In order to attend a service academy, can- didates must be nominated by a mem- ber of Congress. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1. "Each year I nominate several very talented young Minnesotans to our five U.S. Service academies," said Sen. Franken. "These are our future leaders who have all gone through a very tom- petitive process to get an appointment. I am happy to help any eligible Min- nesotan with the nomination process. To be considered for an appoint- ment to a service academy, an appli- cant must meet the eligibility requirements established by law. An applicant's academic record, extracur- ricular and athletic activities, physical aptitude, leadership ability, and med- ical qualifications are all considered. Please visit http:/ /' emy> to view specific requirements and to get an application. For the academy classes entering in the summer of 2011 and graduating in 2015, the deadline is Nov. 1,2010 at 5 p.m. To apply for a nomination, send a completed application by email to ser- viceacademies @ or by mail to: Sen. A1 Franken Attn. Nominations Coordinator 60 Plato Boulevard E., Ste. 220 St. Paul, MN 55107 ORTONVILLE'S KINDERGARTEN CLASS were treated to a trip to the Ortonville Fire Station last week during Fire Prevention Week. Ortonville Fireman Jason Mork, left, and Ron Athey, right, explained how the fire trucks work and showed the students their fire equipment. Family Living Focus I Mind Your Mouth-Preventing Gum Disease If you have it, you're not alone. Many adults nationwide have some form of gum disease. It can simply cause swollen gums or give you bad breath. It can also ruin your smile or even make you lose your teeth. The good news is that gum disease can be prevented with daily dental care. The problem begins with bacteria. Our mouths are packed with these tiny microbes. They combine with mucus and other particles to form a sticky, colorless film called plaque on our teeth. Brushing and flossing can get rid of some plaque. Plaque that remains can harden and form tartar, a yellowish deposit that can become rock-hard. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to gum disease technically known as periodontal disease. The most common and mild type of gum disease is called gingivitis. The gums become red and swollen, and they can bleed .... easily. Daily brushing and flossing and regular cleanings by dental professionals can usually clear up gingivitis. Most people don't show signs of gum disease until they're in their 30's or 40's. Getting older doesn't necessarily mean you'll get gum disease. Daily dental care and regular visits to your dentist can reduce your risk of gum disease. Smoking greatly increases your risk for periodontitis which is another reason not to smoke. Other factors that boost your risk include hormonal changes in women, certain. medications and some illnesses like diabetes, cancer and AIDS. Some studies suggest that gum disease may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke or cause other health problems. However, it hasn't been confirmed that gum disease contributes to these conditions. One thing is clear. Controlling gum disease can save your teeth. That alone is an excellent reason to take gooff care of your teeth and gums every day. To Prevent Gum Disease *Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. .Floss every day. .Visit the dentist routinely for a check-up and professional cleaning. .Don't smoke. If you would like more information on "Mind Your Mouth - Prevent Gum Disease" feel free to contact Gall Gilman-Waldner, Program Development and Coordination - Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and Professor Emeritus - University of Minnesota at 507-389- 8869 or e-mail Gall at Additional resources are available by contacting the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800- 333-2433 or visiting the MinnesotaHelp.Info website at www.MinnesotaHelp.Info. Be sure to watch for more Family Living Focus information in next week's paper. We're messing things up to serve you better! That may sound like a contradiction, but beginning Oct. 19, we will be remodeling our Ortonville store. We will be filling prescriptions as usual and providing our excellent customer service. Please stop by and see what all the mess will be about throughout the next two to three weeks. Liebe Drugi00ariety Ortonville, MN + 320'839-3825 "We Care For You...And About You" Page 14  INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 llgl!llllll+lllg+llillllllMlliilllgl00Ig llllllll:rlllBl00l00l+ + 11