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Editorial comment ,s,,twasshock,,,,o read this week about a "brain- eating AMOEBA" that has claimed its second victim this month in states to the south! Since the deadly amoeba, offi- cially known as "Naegleria fowleri" is usually found in / By JDK In the world of Vikings sports, reader friends Stan and Marge Lind- holm and Irv and Darlene Mikkelson, all of Ortonville, share with us today their pride in granddaughter, Leah Lindholm, in her second year as a member of the Vikings cheerleaders. The group was featured several times on TV during last week's Viking win over Houston, 28-0 at Mall of America field. Leah, 26, and her group, all of course beauties and talented in athlet- ics, will reportedly appear on TV at every home game during the upcom- ing season. Recently, Leah and her group were flown to Cancun, Mexico, courtesy Sun Country Airlines, for some special filming that will be shown in Viking TV promotions at up- coming games. Leah works for an In- surance Co. in Mpls. Her parents, Roger and Joan (nee Mikkelson) live in New Ulm, where Roger serves the Community as a Doctor Marge proudly shares an oddity about Roger and Joan ..... at birth, they were both in Ortonville Hospital's maternity ward at the same time. From watching our Golden Gopher gridders, under new coach Jerry Kill, lose by only 2 points to 25th ranked USC last Saturday, it appears friend and colleague Sid Hart- man may be right in his recent Mpls. Star Tribune Sports col- umn prediction that the 2011 Gopher gridders may be a "big surprise!" They played extremely well! 33*33 In last week's column we mentioned the 1 percent tax on all bank deposits and withdrawals that Obama is trying to push through Congress that, if passed, would take affect Jan. 1 of next year. The bill is HR 4646. According to Breaking News, authored and docu- mented by Gil Guign at Border & Im- migration, "Obama passes an illegal amnesty bill by executive order, with every effort to hide his actions from the American people....that is opposed by a majority of Americans and twice defeated in Congress. The DREAM act grants amnesty to any illegal alien re- siding in the United States if he/she agrees to enlist in the U.S. Military or enter College. Federal immigration of- ficials will NOT enforce the law and NOT deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education pro- gram, if their family members have volunteered for U.S. military service, or even if they are pregnant or nursing. On top of this, Obama's Dept. of Jus- tice (DO J) recently blocked Arizona from enforcing its voter ID law, in what Arizona Attorney General ac- cuses the Obama administration as a bid to get illegal immigrants to the polls, presumably to cast ballots for Obama and Democrats." Truly, this is un-American! 333*3 A WARNING TO ALL FRESHWATER SWIM- warm, stagnant water in freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers, we think it best that our readers take note of the re- port. Health Dept. officials have confirmed that the two deaths were caused by the amoeba. The report goes on to say the parasite "enters the nasal passages and migrates to the olfactory nerves, eventu- ally invading the brain," says the Centers for Disease Con- trol and Prevention. It almost always causes meningitis. Symptoms include fever, nau- sea, stiff neck and a frontal headache. Thirty-two infec- tions of the parasite were re- ported in the U.S. between 2001 and 2010...~and infections are said to be almost always deadly. Two of those 32 deaths included two children in Phoenix who are thought to have contracted it through the domestic water supply in 2002. 33333 What a pleasure it was to spend some time recently driving around our rural areas, admiring the stands of field corn. How beautiful are the rows upon rows, upon rows, upon rows that abound our fields. In our admiration, our thoughts drift back to what corn planting must have been like "way back when!" We dare not think of how tedious the work must have been at the start of time or when our forefathers came over on the Mayflower. But we can remember what it was like in our youth ..... many 4-row corn planters ei- ther pulled by a team of horses or small tractor. And if one thinks how labori- ous it was in planting, harvesting the crop was even more tedious. In our early teens, we remember how six of us "corn pickers" would travel behind a wagon, into which we would throw the cobs ..... two pickers on each side of the wagon, two behind. Indeed, we marvel at how quick seeding, cultivat- ing and harvesting of corn is today! And then our thoughts quickly turn to grain harvest in our teen years. Woweeeee...that's another topic by it- self as to hard work! As the world turns, we continually thank God for the farmer, and thank God even more for helping man to develop today's mod- em machinery!!!!! 3 :'I 3 :g In this year's Sunday's Aug. 24, issue of the Mpls. Star Tribune, Ortonville's Ronda Weeding Sellin, now 52, was featured in a lengthy story about 40 years of butter sculpturing of Princess Kays by talented sculptor Linda Christensen, Minnesota native now of California. A photo of Ronda, when she was Dairy Princess in 1977, appeared with the story, Ronda stating that when she was sculptored, "that was a highlight of my life." The sculptoring is done with huge blocks of butter in a cooler, where the princesses pose. The story told of Ronda "waking up at 4 aan. on Sun- day of this year to attend the reunion of those princesses who could attend, carrying a snapshot from 1977 of her long blond hair sitting in the cooler booth. Posing by the princesses has always been done in coolers, so the butter doesn't melt, to which Ronda comments "we didn't have those nice snowsuits they have nowadays." 333~3 DANCE WITH Just For Kix! Changing Lives One Dancer at a Time, REGISTRATION for the 2011 -12 Dance Season Pre-School- 12th Grade Saturday, Sept. I0 9:30 AM-12:30 PM at New Life Community Baptist Church Class Grade Time Day Tiny Kix Pre 5:45-6:15 Monday Tiny Kix Pre 5:30-6:00 Thursday Wee Petites K-lst 5:00-5:45 Monday Wee Petites K-lst 4:45-5:30 Thursday Wee Kix 2nd-3rd 4:00-5:00 Monday Mini Kix 4th-6th 6:15-7:15 Monday Junior Kix 7th-12th 7:15-8:15 Monday Mini Jazz 3rd-6th 6:45-7:30 Thursday Mini Hip Hop 3rd-6th 6:00-6:45 Thursday Jr. Hip Hop 7th-12th 8:15-9:00 Mondays r.e~istratio. Fee (...-refundable}: ~1 ~.00 Monthly Class Fees: Fre-K ~26.00 ' K/v Up ~29.00 Mi.I Jazz, Mi.i Hip Hop or Jr Hip Hop ~21.7~J Learn more by contacting Kerry Klepel - 320.273.2124 orion ville_mn@jusfforkix, com i: : i )I Letters to the editor To the Editor: I would like to extend a "Heartfelt" Thank You to all the musicians that accepted my invite to share their "gifts of music" in Central Park this summer. The rain this year caused many concerns, and yet, some even asked for another possible booking! Musicians who participated this year from out of town were: The Golden Tunes from Milbank, Earl Lundin from Big Stone City, True Life and The Spolars from Corona, Amy Lang from Clinton, Scott Dinnel and Family from Lake Benton, The Resistance Band from Louisburg. Local Musicians who participated were: Melody Kings, Roman Taffe, Julie Ann French. My reason for having the concerts in Central Park this summer was to Ill- * ~ rll$11 . il (~chll'~ pc. Chester's Fried ekea for $12.99 Gold'n Plump Rotisserie Chicken $7.99 / l oble.. / k ~~~ 2 for $1o.99 Independent Ads Get Noticed. (You're reading this one aren't you?) ONCE AGAIN... MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: Charles Burman Robert Boyer Floyd Johnson Jackie Russell R. Ross Cliff Marholz Eugene Sunnen Lawrence Schmieg Joanne Schmeichel Lewellyn & Joyce Void Bliss Gerjets Darlyne Ceaser Lawanda & Keith Chitwood Andrena Mc Ewen Donald Blahosky Ed and Barb Tollefson Pastor John Ragan Charlie Mork Shelly Schafer Family Focus Chiropractic Wm Lund Big Stone Colony Stan Jacobsen Lisa Staber Gordy Henneberg Mark and Mary Markstrom Vernon Lund Dennis Redford Jason Sweson Theresa Van Lith draw attention to the Oldest Park in town that overlooks Big Stone Lake; a peaceful place away from traffic where one can sit and see a beautiful sunset while listening to beautiful music. This Beautiful Old Park has been forgotten for many years! Central Park is 4.4 areas of "God's" design in which WPA workman created historical pieces of history 6f the 30's and 40's era. I hear so much media talk about what our grandchildren will have when they grow up ...... Oh well .... Yes, we have a lot of "modern" parks now where children can play, however, the HISTORY of the 30's and 40's lies in weeds, tall grass and WATER. This water at the bottom of the park comes from our streets, yards, and springs that have lost their natural run-off. All this dirty water and debris runs into Big Stone Lake. In addition, this area in the lower section of Central Park is a "breeding ground" for swarms of mosquitoes! This saddens me! A free will offering left by many who attended the concerts, covered the expenses and a small token was given to the musicians. This was greatly appreciated! I listened to many wonderful comments this summer about the peaceful setting for our concerts. Many wondered why Central Park has been neglected. I too, wonder! Thanks to all the people who attended the concerts this summer. Alice Radermacher Central Park Chairman --v'- m m 2 m m 6 m 19 26 ;2 ~6 0 4 io 51 m m ~4 m m )7 m m Clues ACROSS 1. Former Russian federation 5. Gomer __, "IV marine 9. America's favorite uncle 12. TV singing show 13. Enlarges a hole 15. Contest of speed 16. Throw forcefully 17. Plebe 18. "A Death in the Family" author 19. Batting statistic 20. 11th US state 22. Grand __, vintage 25. The content of cognition 26. Boxes of wine bottles 28. Diego, Francisco, Anselmo 29. An upper limb 32. Buddy 33. Muddle with infatuation 35. The cry made by sheep 36. Outward flow of the tide 37. Instances of selling 39. Subdivision of a play 40. Point east of due north 41. Made full 43. Vietnam War offensive 44. "Hi-Ho Steverino"'s Louis 45. Soak flax 46. Nostrils 48. Come to the surface 49. Dame (Br. title abbr.) 50. 2008 movie Millionaire 54. Pakistani rupee 57. Aboriginal Japanese 58. Shifted to change course 62. Paddles 64. Radioactivity units 65. Saudi citizens m 8 20 60 66. Go down slowly m 10 11 30 31 56 63 29. Make less active 67. "Emily" actress Stark 30. Plural of 15 across 68. Dryer residue 69. German river Clues DOWN 1. Exclamation: yuck! 2. Pronounce indistinctly 3. One of Serbian descent 4. Antiquities 5. Communist China 6. Affirmative shout 7. A boy or young man 8. Made textual corrections 9. Palm starch 10. Dicot genus 11. Mild and humble 14. "Village Wedding" painter 15. Beam out 21.42nd state 23. Confederate soldier 24. Utilizes 25. Place in quarentine 26. Taxidriver 27. "Tiny Alice" author Edward 31. Marshall Dillon 32. "Milk" actor Sean 34. Female store clerk 38. Convey a message 42. A small amount 45. Red wine region of No. Spain 47. Freedom from activity 48. Rural delivery 50. Cutty __ (drink) 51. Chinese dynasty 970-1125 52. Change by reversal 53. House mice genus 55. A sudden attack by a small force 56. Gray sea eagle 59. Spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan 60. Point north of due east 61. Winter time in most of the US (abbr.) 63. Swedish krona (abbr.) The Ortonville Independent (U.S.P.S. 412-460) = JAMES D. KAERCHER Publisher / Managing Editor SUZETTE KAERCHER-BLAKE Editor and Advertising Sales MIKE SWENSON Associate Editor DENISE FRETTE Advertising Rep Tues., Sept. 6, 2011 Vol. 93; No. 34 Continuing the ORTONVILLE JOURNAL STAR Published Every Tuesday at 29 2rid 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. 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