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TAX SERVICE Will be open starting Nov. 22nd thru Dec. 31st, Monday and Wednesday from 9 AM to 5 PM FOR ALL YOUR YEAR-END TAX PLANNING AND CONSULTATION. in and see us or call 320-839-3023 for appointments. 12 N 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Delight to the snazzy sounds of the days when radio was king and sing along with acclaimed vocalist Prudence Johnson and celebrated pianist Dan Chouinard, when they come to perform "The Golden Age of Radio" in Dawson. On Friday, Nov. 19, the Dawson Public Library and Dawson-Boyd Arts Association will partner to host a free performance of "The Golden Age of Radio" for area residents to enjoy. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium, 601 9th St., Dawson. "The Golden Age of Radio" is an entertaining, interactive performance of classic radio standards from the 1930s and '40s brought to life with iconic photos and stories from the era. The program features such toe-tap- ping favorites as "A Tisket a Tasket" and "Accentuate The Positive." Audience members are invited to sing along with Johnson and Chouinard on such classics as "Singin' in the Rain" and the "Beer Barrel Polka." Getting "gussied up" in period-appropriate or vintage-inspired attire is encouraged. "This show offers a fantastic opportunity for all generations to learn about the history of radio while enjoying an amazing performance by Wednesday, November24, 2010 - 7:00 PM Come and give thanks] Come join us in prayer and praise] First English Lutheran Church 9 NW 3 Street Ortonvitle, MN 562 78 320-839-252 7 Please bring a no n-perishc item for the food shet Offering desig to Against Hunger. (Service will be broadcast over KDIO.) two extraordinary musicians," said Pamela Helgeson, Dawson Public Library director. "A show like this would usually cost $50 to attend. We're thrilled to be able to offer it for free." Johnson and Chouinard are fre- quent guests on National Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion." Prudence Johnson's career has taken her from honky-tonks to Carnegie Hall, from the theater stage to the Silver Screen, from the Midwest to the Middle East. With her roots in folk and country music, Prudence developed a passion for jazz and the work of the 20th century's great songwriters, and found the per- fect collaborator in pianist Dan Chouinard. Chouinard is a Minneapolis native who plays, tours and records regular- ly with an ever-expanding roster of musicians and writers. He created the acclaimed radio series "The Singer's Voice," which is broadcast live every Sunday night from the Dakota Jazz Club. "The Golden Age of Radio" perfor- mance is funded with money from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The performance will be gen- eral admission. For more informa- tion, visit or call the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association at 320-769-2955, ext. 246. The presentation of "The Golden 99 Age of Radio" is a collaboration between the Dawson Public Library and the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association. It is presented as part of Minnesota's Greatest Generation in the Libraries - a partnership between Minnesota Regional Public Libraries and the Minnesota Historical Society. The partnership brings programs and services based on the Society's popu- lar Minnesota's Greatest Generation project to 370 libraries throughout the state. Minnesota's Great Generation in the Libraries programs offer an extraordinary opportunity for resi- dents to experience Minnesota and American history of the 1930s, '40s and '50s and that era's legacy in the present day. Minnesota Regional Public Libraries encompass more than 370 libraries organized into 12 regions that offer traditional materials, ser- vices, programs, and also cutting edge electronic information resources to almost every Minnesota community. Minnesota Regional Public Libraries support the work of local libraries to coordinate and improve public library services within the regions and across the state. They energize the public library community by working together to provide leadership for the future of public libraries. The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultur- al institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past to light the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, his- toric sites, educational programs and book publishing. For more informa- tion, visit The Minnesota's Greatest Generation project preserves and examines the legacy of those who grew up in the Depression, came of age during World War II and shaped the boom years of the 1950s. The cap- stone of the project is a large-scale exhibit that opened at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul on May 23, 2009, and is currently on view. For more information, visit Senior citizens club news The Ortonville Senior Citizens club will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Rebecca Terk will be the guest speaker. Her talk wilt be on eating healthy. She is employed by the Land Stewardship Project and working in Big Stone County. Everyone is welcome. Library to meet The Pioneerland Library System Executive/Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, Nov. 18, 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. ~ ~!~i~ ~ii!ii~i ii l fill Stop in and see the exciting changes we hav, e made to the store, plus celebrate the STOP BY OUR JCPENNEY SERVICE CENTER to get your gifts ordered and delivered by Christmas. holiday season kick-offt NEW updated look. OFF Regular Price of Non-Hallmark Items Christmas Lights Christmas Letterhead/ Envelopes WE OFFER greeting cards for all occasmns. OUR GiFT AREA has many unique gifts to Choose from. Cookies will be served! REGISTER TO WIN THREE LIEBE DRUG GIFT CARDS Valued at $100, $50 and $25! Ortonville, MN 320-839-3825 COME CHECK OUT our hOusewares and photo VISIT OUR NEW pharmacy window with beautifUl Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 INDEPENDENT Page 13