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*********************** FOR ADC 960 s.~tom~a_'~*~ ~t~'~ 217 W ~ta St \~ Shelton WA 98~$84-2263 Ii.!..i..!-!.h!,h,!,,!,,!.!,,hh!h,,,!h'"IIh"!'hl'I 3o Ortonville =Town with a heart" N "A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" , IIl[ll!!lJIjlllLItl!ltr!l III N 1 .Sections 16 pages. Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 Volume 93; Number 34 ORTONVILLE SCHOOL WELCOMES TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS for the 2011-2012 school year. Pictured from left to right are Bernadette Barnaud (Spanish and head volleyball coach) and Jodie Owens (Speech Therapist). OHS welcomes two new teachers for upcoming year Ortonville School welcomes two new teachers for the 2011-2012 school year. Jodie Owen joins the teaching staff as the new speech therapist and Bernadette Barnaud is the new Spanish teacher. Owen is a 1995 graduate of North- em State University in Aberdeen, SD with a Bachelor degree in Communi- cation Disorders. In 2010 she gradu- ated from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD with a Mas- operative settings for the past 16 years. Jodie has been married to Kevin Owen for almost five years and has three children; Breyden, 10; Ethan, 3; and Jocelyn, three months. She and her family reside in Stockholm, SD. Barnaud will be teaching Spanish and will serve as the head volleyball coach. She grew up on a ranch near Belle Fourche, SD and has two sisters and four brothers. A 2004 graduate of Belle Fourche ter's Degree in Communication and High School, Bernadette studied Span- Science Disorder. ish and French at the, University of She has worked as a speech/lan~ S0uth Dakota in Verrnil]i0n. She re- guage therapist in various school/co- ceived her Bachelor's degree in French and Spanish with a minor in Interna- tional Studies in August of 2008 from USD. Barnaud has studied abroad in France and has traveled to Mexico and Spain. Since graduating from USD, she has obtained teacher certification and has done half of her Master's in French through Middlebury College in Ver- mont. Bernadette will also be serving as the Trojans head volleyball coach this fall. This is her first head coaching job. and is r~cited about having this oppor- tUiaity. *' ' BSAC invites writers to two day conference in Ortonville Big Stone Arts Council is hosting a writers' conference in Ortonville Sept. 17 and 18 titled, Creating Memoir from Memory," presented by best selling author and lector Dr. Maureen Murdock of Santa Barbara, CA. Murdock will address memoir writing, elements of memoir, exam- ples of contemporary memoir writers, development of narrative voice, con- cepts of memory, and ethics of mem- oir writing. It is appropriate for all levels of writing experience. The conference will be held at the Ortonville High School Auditorium, 200 Trojan Drive, beginning with an orientation on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:15 to 9 a.m. with pastries, fruit and coffee. The conference will mn from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and 1:30 to 5 p.m. with lunch featuring local foods from noon to 1:30 p.m. An evening writing assignment will be given. The event resumes on Sunday, Sept. 18 with orientation from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and the confer- ence from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Murdock is coming to Ortonville through an invitation from The Big Stone Arts Council in support of The Cultural Center Initiative. "This is a unique opportunity for our region to host such a renowned academic. Historically, this caliber of confer- ence has not been offered in our area," said Edie Barrett, BSAC mem- ber and conference organizer. The event is part of the Cultural Center Initiative vision to expand quality art access in this rural area, Maureen Murdock, M.A., PhD said Barrett. "It is our hope that Dr. Murdock will inspire different age groups to value their personal stories, family history, and the rich heritage of our region," said Barrett. The conference is partially funded by SMAHC, and the personal gen- erosity of Murdock, in support of the Cultural Center Initiative, resulting in a reduced cost to participants. Beverages and Saturday lunch are included in the $65 admission price. Discounted admission for senior citi- zens, high school, and college stu- dents (up to 21 years of age) is $40 Additional donations for the Cultural Center Initiative are wel- comed. Pre-Registration is required. Visit to register, or call Edie Barrett at 320-487-0741 by Wednesday, Sept. 9. Murdock, has taught creative writ- ing for the past 20 years at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, where she received the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1995. She teaches memoir classes internationally and in Santa Barbara. She was a past chairman and core faculty member of the M.A. Counseling Psychology program at Paci.fica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. She has been a licensed Family therapist with a Jungian orientation for the last 30 years. Murdock is the author of Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and Memory, a guide to memoir writing, as well as The Heroine's Journey; Fathers' Daughters: Breaking the Ties that Bind; Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children; Monday Morning Memoirs: Women in the Second Half of Life and The Heroine's Journey Workbook. Her books have been translated into 12 languages. In addition to being an academic, best-selling author, and therapist, she has been recognized for her work as a photographer. This conference is made possible in part by a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council (SMAHC) with funds appro- priated by the State Legislature and/or by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriat- ed by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the peo- ple of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008. Open House to be held this Thursday at Ortonville School Ortonville Independent School Dis- trict 2903 will be holding an Open House for Ortonville High School and James Knoll Elementary Schools Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5-8 p.m. The public is invited to tour the school. Parents will have a chance to meet and visit with their children's teachers and check out their class- rooms. Teachers will be at the school and look forward to providing a great year of !earning for your child. Parents of elementary students are to meet with their children's teachers in their child's classrooms. Meeting schedules are as follows: 5:00 p.m.-first grade-Mrs. Eastmann- Room E126 and Mrs. Keller-Room E127; 5:30 p.m.; third grade 5:30 p.m., Mrs. Anderson-Room E125; fourth grade 6 p.m.,-Mr. Kirkeby-Room E 107 and Mrs. Ketz-Room El06; 6:30 p.m., fifth grade-Mr. Olson-Room El08 and Mrs. Radermacher-Room Ell9; 7 p.m., Mrs. Hoffman-Room E110 and Mr. Eustice-Room El09. The second grade already held their meetings. During the Open House, course in- formation will be available in each room along with class schedules. The post Prom Committee will be serving supper from 5-7 p.m. in the Commons Area. For $4 the menu in- cludes sloppy joes, chips, pickles, bars and lemonade. The Family and Consumer Sciences Department (FACS) will have a food demonstration from 5-7 p.m. in the Commons Area. Anyone can sample the foods they have available at that time. The elementary will have a reading program this year. The reading service in grades K-6 are through McMillan- McGraw-Hill. This is an ability leveled ready service that makes use of tech- nology with an interactive smartboard as well as a home help component that parents can easily access. Smartboards were added to the ele- mentary so teachers can use for all cur- riculum. Bailey working for "Youth With A Mission," in Montana For many it takes years to finally find what it is you want to do in life. Jesse Bailey has found that through '.-Youth With A Mission that truly has changed his life. Bailey, a 2007 graduate of Or- tonville High School, is the son of Curt - and Linda Bailey of Ortonville. He has one brother, Tom of Fargo, ND. After high school, Jesse attended Northwestern College in Orange City, IA where it was through a friend that he heard about Youth With A Mission located in Lakeside, MT. The more the two talked about this organization, the more Jesse knew this was something he wanted to to do. "When I arrived out in Montana I had a great time that turned into a life changing experience," said Jesse. "I wanted to continue with this so I took a bible school and teaching course in Taiwan that took a year and then took a course in Bangladesh." Youth With A Mission is an interna- tional volunteer movement of Chris- tians from many backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced "WHY-wham"), tlaeir purpose is sim- ply to know God and to make Him known. When YWAM began in 1960, their main focus was giving young people opportunities to demonstrate the love of Jesus to the whole world, according to His command in Mark 16:15. Today, we still focus on youth, but we have members (known as "YWAMers") of almost every age and many of our short-term efforts have grown into long-term endeavors that have im- pacted lives and nations. YWAM has a decentralized struc- ture that encourages new vision and the exploration of new ways to change lives through training, convey the mes- sage of the gospel and care for those in need. We are currently operating in more than 1000 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000. The main focus of Youth With A Mission is basically broken down into three categories: Evangelism or shar- ing the gospel, training Christians and mercy ministry. What started out as short term work has turned into long term work. Jesse currently works with a pro- gram called the Discipleship Training School. This is the entry point for the mission that everyone has to do. It is a five month school. Three months are classroom training and two months are overseas missions. Bailey will be starting another mis- sion in September and is looking at tak- ing a team to Malaysia. "Right now we are working out the details of the mission, but it looks like that is where I will be heading next," said Bailey. Jesse just returned from a mission in Bangladesh and was home visiting with family and those who have sup- ported his missions. He was back on the road recently to Lakeside, which is located near Glacier National Park. "It is a great organiztion-to be asso- ciated with," said Bailey. "Our vision is to work with young people who want to know God and give them that op- portunity." If anyone would like more informa- tion on Youth With A Mission, or would like to financially support Jesse in his efforts, you can email him at bai- ley.jesse. 1 City-wide Fall garage sale set for Sept. 17 A city-wide "garage sale" is ~pla~nned for the entire Ortonville Independent local reading area on Saturday, Sept. 17, sponsored by The Independent. If you wish to take part, call The Ortonville Independent at 320-839-6163 and give us a list of major items you'll be selling at your garage sale. Be sure to list hours of your sale and address of the sale. When the editors have a complete list of those residents taking part, we will publish a half-page ad in the issue just prior to the sale, showing a map of the areas taking part and designating sites where sales will be held by numbers on the map, corresponding with the list of items to be on sale at that location. DON'T DELAY ... place your c~ll to confirm your garage sale by Wednesday, Sept. 7 and have your list of sale items ready for posting with our editors. Cost will be $12 for 25 words for one week and 20 per word over 25 words. JESSE BAILEY is shown above with two children on one of the busiest streets in Calcutta while on one of his mission trips. One of the kids was fascinated with Jesse's sunglasses so he let him wear them. They also brought tennis balls along to play with the children. Family Fun Day set Sept. 11 A "Family Fun Day" will be held Sunday, Sept. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lakeside Park, Minnesota River head- waters park, in Ortonville. The event will feature activities for the kids while the Regulators Band from Sioux Falls, SD, performs. Food, door prizes and a few silent auction items will be available. A girl's and a boy's bike will be given away at the event for kids ages 5-12; and there will be a treasure hunt for the kids from zero to five. Cost for the event is $5 per adult with no charge to kids 12 and under. Money raised will go to the Big Stone Arts Council, Early Childhood Development Group and the Economic Development Authority to cover entertainment costs. The festivities coincide with the 10-year anniversary of "911". We would like to take this opportunity to remember and celebrate life with our family and.friends. Sept. 11 also hap- pens to be Grandparents Day. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the day together. 20th Annual Oak Tree Golf Classic set for this Saturday If you can ace, the Oak Tree Classic is the place for you to be this year? Not only do golfers stand the chance to win $10,000 for the first hole in one on any hole, but they could also win a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro or a new golf cart? Thanks to Border States Cooperative, Ortonville Area Health Services, West Central Radiological Associates, Or- tonville Pizza Ranch, Conroy Eye Care, Big Stone Therapies, Inc., Oc- cuPro, Inc., Rausch Brothers, Strong, Inc., Main Street Fitness of Clinton LLC, Unzen Motors and NB Golf Carts for making these hole in one events possible and for the possibility of a very memorable twentieth an- niversary of the Oak Tree Classic. The registration donation for the 20th Annual Oak Tree Classic Golf Tournament is $100 per golfer. The registration donation includes each golfer's greens fees, a mulligan and free drink and meal tickets. Golf carts are available for $30 per cart and are payable with registration. Registration forms are available at the Ortonville Clubhouse and at the Big Stone Health Care Foundation office. The Oak Tree Classic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Ortonville Golf Course. Raffle tickets are on sale and the top prize this year is an EZ Go Electric Golf Cart with Oak Camo detailiiag and the Oak Tree Classic logo. Other prizes are a set of men's golf clubs, golf bag and covers made by Chuck Natalie and donated by Dr. Robert Ross, a wrought iron Oak Tree garden bench donated by Ortonville Hardware Hank, and cash prizes of $100 and $50. Only 800 tickets will be sold at $10 each and are available at the Foundation office, the Ortonville Clubhouse or from any golf committee member. The Silent Auction has some great package deals along with some col- lectible items such as an Adrian Peter- son signed football and former President Bill Clinton embossed golf balls. There will also be items for golfers including a PING golf bag. Bidding is open to anyone--just come down to the Clubhouse basement and record your bids throughout the day. Bidding closes fifteen minutes after the last golfer is off the course. Everyone is welcome to the meal that follows the tournament as well. While the registration fee includes a meal for each golfer, spouses, family and friends are welcome to join them as well for Pulled Pork, baked beans and coleslaw for $10.95. Oak Tree committee members are Steve Barr, Chris Batchelor, Dr. Chris Conroy, Messmer, Dr. Greg Pe- terson, Tony Rausch, Val Rausch, Dr. Robert Ross, Coralie Sandberg, and Ranet Schmeichel. A large part of the Oak Tree's an- nual success is the generosity of our sponsors--many of whom have loyally supported the Foundation and its mis- sion since the very first Oak Tree Clas- sic. Their leadership is vital to the Foundation's mission to raise funds to expand and maintain health care serv- ices for OAHS and the Ortonville area. This year's sponsors are: AOL, Ameriprise Financial, Ash Law Office, Barr Electric, Benson Family Dental Care, Cenbank, Clinton State Bank and Insurance, Dallas I. Hanson Construc- tion, Hartman's SuperValu Foods, Has- slen Construction Co. Inc., Lakewood Lodge & Sioux Historic Pavilion, Minn-Kota Anesthesia, Minnwest Bank, Milbank Ford & Mercury, Min- nwest Insurance Agency, NXC Imag- ing, Northside Medical Clinic, Ophthalmology Associates, Ortonville Independent, Ortonville Plumbing and Heating, Prolmage Partners, Stattel- man Lumber, Transmed Inc., Valley Office Products, West Central Radio- logical Associates and Steven Winther, DDS. If you or your company is interested in supporting the Oak Tree Classic Golf Tournament, and making an in- vestment in the future of area health care, contact Sally Rakow at or call 320-839- 4135 for more information ?