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inAton race team member creates s glft for visaors from Cuero,,Texas following, featuring former Ortonville resident in a recent issue of the Worthington (Minn.) was submitted by former resident Nancy now of Worthington. Paul, formerly with here, is now a mortician in Worthington.) KOOPMAN AND JESSIE AYALA song is not apt to make the Billboard time on radio stations around the latest musical release by a group called only two com- ATTENTION ALL Commercial Fishermen (Past & Present) is a ballad about the Great Gobbler Gal- humans from Wor- , Texas. It's called "Blue Eyes and The Great Worthington's Turkey Race Team, a song about the turkey race, but the words written by his fellow Boss Tweads' member; Brooklyn Centen , with a song about two turkeys?" said Lar- in July... and I told him we should write a Of course, he'd never been here for the info, and he took care of all the a band that played in the Mon- played bass in the groulx true sense," said LarsorL "We there was a band like that Vlinnesota from 1964 to I.arson, Hofsmd, Gene Miller, 1966, they released a 45 rpm which Larson recalled "was a big deal" for the Boss  broke 30 "said Iarson L was contacted by a writer who was assem- so the former band members got together an interest in mus  who 1 l.arson decided to record again, ; in October 1995, and in December 1997, " said Larso "That CD is eall printed a grand total of 50 lies r : for sale, just fDr  It was at your D this Friday! Or. Christopher I. Conroy Of TOMETIUST Homecoming 2rid Street - Center Mall Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-2608 E Y E C A R E 7 and 1! when you're the Sizzling Dice ,mber comes up, you'll that number times loo_in ashl Exit I off i-Z9 on the North and South Dakota border 1.800.DAKOTA 5 sical histo too. The group is fmmi in  dlspl in Pipestone and  counti and w been writilm about in several magazinm and online puhlteation Their ortsi- nal single, 'Coin' Aww,' was re-released by a nostalgia oompang and a hard rock band re- the song with a lmrd-rock ed When they released "Yesterday's Friends," Larson and his friends created a Web page to promote the project, and it hi to the Iowa Rock N Roll Association's site. '"lSarough that Web page, this CD is in yn being played on a radio station there," said Larson But the Worthington mortician doesn't plan  lee hls djs, job for a full-time musical careen "We don't like to take otmv too sm-tousl utd  We all have full-time jol. It ima't saethlng we're nmklltg alay rummy 'lue Eyes and The Great Gobbler " goes well with the band's goal of not taking the music business too seriously The song-- in its recorded form on the CD -- was originally  only as a giR for the members of the Turkey Race Team lhrm Cuero. "It took two years for us to do our flint CD. It took us 30 dr8 to put tolgel]3 "Blue Eyes and The Great  Ga]k' -- ln  to relea" said IarsorL 'r to it, we de cided we needed a mean harmonica part, and I mean meam" Iaon knew just the guy who could add that finishing touch -- Noah Hoehn, a young Worthington man who recently graduated Angustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Is pursuing a inimical career with his motrth harp. Hoehn agreed to help wlth the proje and is given due credit on the CD. The CD cove-- featuring a female turkey wearing a cowboy hat and boo was deigned by another Worthington native, Josh h. "It's got a lot of Worthington flav but we wm it Texas. fl'lend" said  'Ne tried to write it in a type of nmsic to the Texas shuffle. It's a good p song. We want to see those cowboy boots tain" The song tells the stm of a handler on the Worthlngtn Tur Race Team who spots a blueyed girl in the crowd dm-ing the second heat of the Great C, obbler C;a]lop in (.sero. "We couldn't write a song about two turkeys," Larson ex- plained. "We struggled with how we weme goin to do it, and R just work out this wa Wrilng music is like  ehildra. ' Ya never know how Ws going to turn out until It's done. "Tim (Hofstad) deserves a big pat on the back," he continuaL "Ite did the music, aI1 the lyrics, and just ran the through me. Tim knocked the socks off this son and Gene MUlet is ae  the best guitar phyers rye ever lmowr" Pleased with the outcome, Larson and his fellow  m the  Turkey Race Team-- Kama Less Mick  and Kari Meyer-- decided there  be emmgh copie " tl ag to to every member of the Cuero  eomlng r Worthingtml's King Tin-key Da3; as well as a few extra. "We onty printed a0 copie just enou for t race team and the radio statlon, but we had so much interest, we've pressed 100 more," said Larso "It was dram as a gift to the race team, and it just kind of ot out of han" Block named ........ nty chair Pawlenty Tim Pa'wlenty, Republican candidate for governor, today announced that Lucille Block will serve as his campaign chair for Big Stone County. "I am excited that Luciile is pan of my campaign leadership team for Big Stone County," said Pawlenty. "Lucille will be a great asset in spreading my leadership message to the people of Big Stone County." Block, a dairy farmer, resides in Ononville with her husband Warren. They have two children, Neil and Karen. Call before you dig. It's safe, it's smart, it's the law. z j d t 651-454-0002 - Metro 800-252-1166 - Greater MN Imamm rm=mm  dllm / LOCAL MORTICIAN PAUL LARSON, who is serving on the 2002 Worthington Turkey Race Team, is the co-creator of a song about the Great Gobbler Gallop. Blue Eyes and Great Gobbler Oallop Verse 1: Thousand miles due south beneath the Texas skies lies the town of Cuero and those deep blue eyes the crowd was crazy man, they're havin" their fun she spotted me racing the great gobbler run hands on her sides.., she was laugh'n till it hurts Paycheck was wild.., running me from curb to curb Chorus: I wanna get closer blue eyes to you I warma get closer blue eyes to you I wannaget closer blue eyes to you I umnna get closer blue eyes to you I wanna get next toyou darlin" ... see whatyou're gonna do. Verse 2: The rules were ample between Paycheck and me no contact at all cuz he's gotta run free Ruby Begonia she won the second heat the overall winner goes to blue eyes and me there goes my heart.., break in the levy was found love otmwecl ... now I'm on hgher ground. Verse 3: I gotta thank Paycheck for bringa me there Ruby Begonia for the fresh Texas air forty.three seconds urns the official time there she was stand'n at the finish line I wam get close to you ... close to you darlin' l warma get next to you ... closer blue eyes to you IN THE gLASSIFIED] Come to Peever for a Reunion at the Nelson Center- Sunday Afternoon September 29, 2002 (2 PM- ?) Bring your fish stories and pictures. Also bring a dish to pass for supper. Any questions call Char Jarman 605-932-3751, Bev Raw 320-695-2350 or Bill Randall 605-694-2743 i i ,, , , Welcome June 2;immerman, R.N., C.N.P. June Zimmerman has joined the staff of Graceville Health Center as a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. June completed her undergraduate studies at Augustana College and received her M.S. Degree from the University of Minnesota. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. June's 22 years of experience includes a broad background in pediatrics, obstetrics, public health and diabetes management. As a Nurse Practitioner, health and patient education are emphasized in her practice. June will see patients in the clinics in Graceville, Clinton and Chokio. Call Graceviile Health Center at 320-748-7243 for information or appointments. June Z!mmerman, R.N.C.N.P. 24, 2002 INDEPENDENT Page 3b