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Editorial comment CURE by Patrick Moore and Duane Ninneman Every so often you meet someone who renews your faith in humanity, who makes you feel good and who inspires you to be more courageous and engaged in this life. For me this past summer, two of these kind of people were Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho of the Hudson Bay Bound expedition. They have completed their trip from the Minnesota River to Hudson Bay-the first women ever to do so- and they have a wonderful story to tell. We encourage you to read about it and give to their cause. Of course, the artisans and artists of Upper Minnesota River Watershed are also these kind of inspiring people. Once you get to know them and see how they live and create their art-you say to yourself: "Wow-that takes some courage and determination to build a lifestyle like that. How cool it is that you are living out your dream as a creative person!" So everyone is busy getting ready to celebrate the upcoming Meander Upper Minnesota River Arts Crawl. We hope you will participate. We hope you will be inspired. At CURE, we are busy making Meander Medallions to pass out to visitors that you can use to help support the small, the handmade, the personal and the local economy. For more information, visit: Meander Medallion Deals and Steals.com Boiler O }erator Needed Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, a leader in the sugar industry, has an opening for a boiler house foreman at its Renville, MN facility. Hourly wage is s24.12-s24.68. Position requirements include: Minimum 1st Class A boiler operator Ability to work 12-hour, rotating shifts license required Ability to communicate and work well with others Ability to opuate a coal fired boiler in a safe, efficient manner We offer an excellent benefit package with 100% employer paid health and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents, life insurance, 401(k), and pension. lk, Apply online at www.smbsc.com or send a resume to hr@smbsc.com lI=, or Carol Maurice at SMBSC, PO Box 500, Renville MN 56284 By JDK We must share with you a most touching piece from Sunday's Star Tribune Opinion page, authored by Katherine Kersten, talking about Har- vest Preparatory Academy Prep School in North Mpls., a predominant black student school for grades K-8. Kersten says that EVERY morning the boys shout their school creed in unison, say- ing these words: "We are boys striv- ing to become great men. We are the best, because we work hard at it; we make no excuses; we ensure that we are always prepared; we will uplift each other; we are our brother's keeper. We will be honest in our words and honorable in our actions. We will re- spect our parents and honor our elders. We are the best, not because we say it...but because the best is what we do!" How beautiful....indeed, well worth following and remembering by all youth of all colors everywhere!!! Did you happen to view the GOP Presidential debate aired on Fox last week. Gotta hand it to Candidate Johnson for starting about five minutes of laughter over the humor he in- jected when he began his talk, stating that "my neighbor has two dogs that have created more jobs in our economy than President Obama!" Of course, not funny if you are a died-in the-wool Democ- rat....but if you have even the least bit of a sense of humor in these trying times, it helped some to reduce the air of de- pression that has prevailed for too long in our country. Yet another small worlder. As the saying goes ..... like father-like son....and it's obvious we fit that say- ing, always enjoying meeting and talk- ing with strangers, who, so many times turn out to be folks we discover we know or who have mutual friends. Last Friday, we had stopped at Holiday Station in Benson and struck up a con- versation with a nice looking young man, wearing an all-white real mus- tache like our grandpa Hans Odney sported for years when he served as Register of Deeds in Benson for Swirl County. When the young man learned we were from Ortonville, he remarked "that's where my mother lives," to which we at once asked who she was. "Phyllis Schlueter," he said. Our im- mediate reply was "for gosh sakes....my wonderful friend of many years, mother of eight boys, eight girls, eight brown eyes, eight blue eyes!" We were talking with one of Phyllis' blue eyes ...... Bob Schlueter. Several minutes were spent talking about Bob's late father, Tom, who worked many years for McGwyn Bakeries in the metro area before retiring with Phyllis in Ortonville, to their lakeroad home on Highway 7. Also talked about his mother's family, the Kvideras ..... long- time friends who lived next door to us in our youth. "Promise me one thing, Bob," we requested ..... "stop at Hart- man's Super Valu or Pioneer Meat Mkt. before you see your mom....buy a can of our Hobo Soup and surprise your mother with it!" We think Bob kept his word. A most friendly and in, telligent guy is our new-found "blue- eyer!" We even spent some time talking about the times his father, Tom and me would fly together...Tom in his Cessna, me in our Mooney, years ago. So happy were we to hear via the internet that GOP Presidential candidate and successful business man, Her- man Cain, upset Texas Gover- nor Perry in Florida's straw vote. Cain, along with Mitt Romney, are two candidates we strongly support, not only because of their declared poli- cies and intelligence with the knowledge to restore America to what it is all about....but primarily because they are the only two current candidates who have been, and are, suc- cessful businessmen ...... vastly unlike all the politicians, re- gardless of party, who have been died-in-the-wool politi- cians, regardless of party, who have gotten us into the mess we are in today. My favorite of course, Mike Hukkabee, is too smart to run........who we think would be nominated and elected in a cake-walk!! Soooooo ......... we say, Go Rom- ney-Cain!! Bear with us please for some Sports talk!! Talk about the UTMOST IN STUPIDITY!! If Vikings ownership thinks about keeping Coach Leslie Frazer on for even one more game, they need their heads examined! For sure, an MRI! A grade school coach could have done better in the Vikes' throw-away game to Detroit Sunday, after leading 23-0 at half-time. First mistake by Frazier, just as in the two previous losses, was to stay with QB McNabb, rather than try either Ponder or Webb to get tle ball moving ...... in all three losses. What takes the cake though was his coaching in the fourth quarter of the Lions game with the Vikes on top, and with the ball on about the the Lions' 25 yard line. After three straight hand-offs to $100 million dollar Peterson, a yard to go on 4th down, Frazier made the right call to go for it! But he gives the play away when he sends in running back Ger- hart, needing that one yard. Naturally, the Lions would key on Gerhart. And where does the play go....right up the middle, jam-packed with Lion defend- ers. No gain ..... Lions take over...that one play the deciding factor for a Lions 13th straight win over the Vikes on their home turf. Turning now for a sec- ond to our Twins ..... Gardenhire de- serves a replacement also. True, it's been a disastrous year with so many players on the Disabled List....but when will Gardy ever cease the stupid, un-deserving faith he keeps putting into reliever Matt Capp??!! Finally, when will Vikes fans ever wise up to start boy-cotting the team until they get rid of their mega-buck salaries. And Sid Hartman still thinks taxpayers should cough up $$$$$$ to help pay for a stadium???? Come on Sid! WHOOPEEEEEEE ! !! ! ! Note we used all caps for our lead in....and justly so!! Our OHS Trojan gridders, by virtue of their 42-32 win over Hancock Friday, before a nice crowd, ENDED their 24-game losing streak. Their last win prior to ending the skid, was 19-13 over RTR on Sept. 12, 2008. An interesting note about their upcoming game this Friday at Lester Prairie is that the coach there is an OHS grad, Joe Scoblic. Go go Tro- jans....a win would be so nice in preparation for your Home- coming the next Friday. Page 4 / Puppet show at Tabor Methodist Members of Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone City, SD are hosting a puppet show min- istry, with the Darcy Ready, her buddy Nathan, and the whole puppet crew on Oct. 1-2. All area children are invited to join in a journey that explores "Seasons of the Heart" with the WEBE KINGS KIDS puppet min- istry. Participants will enjoy Bible sto- ries, songs, games, object lessons, black lights, lip syncs, and Bible verse memorization. Children will take home a prize to emphasize some- thing they were taught. The puppet programs are Saturday, Oct. 1st, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (light lunch included) and Sunday, Oct. 2 from 9:15-10:15 a.m. It is free of charge and children may attend one or both days. Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild' to meet The Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild will meet on Oct. 3 at Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone City, SD. We will be tying charity quilts to be donated to flood victims in Minot, ND. Please bring needles, pliers and scissors to the meeting. Top, backs and batting will be provided. Our meeting will also include refreshments, show 'n tell and the next directions to our block of the month quilt. Just a reminder...our doll quilts for Project Christmas will be collected at the November meeting. New members are always wel- come. Come join the fun. Horizons fall and winter freecycle set Big Stone City HORIZONS are planning their Fall and Winter Clothing FREECYCLE. They are very appreciative of the generous response this community has given in the past. They are asking once again to remember this event when fall cleaning of closets and drawers. Also those having garage and rummage sales; please consider donating leftover clothing to HORI- ZONS FREECYCLE. Warm bedding is also welcome. Watch for further information as to place and times to drop off donations and the day and time of the FREECY- CLE giveaway. (ADV) Open house baby shower set for Sophia Lynn A celebration will be held for new parents, Ashley Athey and Dominic Schmidt, and their beautiful bundle of joy, Sophia Lynn, who was born on Aug. 19. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone City, SD. Sophia is registered at Target and Wal Mart. (ADVx2) Open house baby shower set for Mia Faith Come and meet Mia Faith, daugh- ter of Brittni Belden and Tim Schreizer on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. It will be held in the basement of First English Lutheran Church. Mia is registered at Target and Babies 'R Us. (ADVx2) "Girlfriends" Women "s Ministry ! Cordially Invites Women of All Ages to I TKro,0000k'Prcujmcj ,00ko.rm00j" Sat., Oct. 1 -9am-2pm New Life Community Baptist Church 605 Minnesota St. N - Ortonville, MN "Releasing God's Power" is a conference deslgned for women of all ages who desire to grow spiritually through a deeper prayer relationship with God. Cost: $8 includes morning coffee & muffins and a delicious lunch RSVP by e-mailing valspar $5oo [ 00fall %;: rebate Medallion* Interior Paint_ ....__ . Medallion" RuNTL i, EXe rio r Paint Available in flat, eggshell, valspar satin and semi-gloss t ,,1 .... IL ..... 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The Publisher's liability for other errors or omissions in connection with an adver- tisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent issue or the refund of any monies paid for the advertisement. DEADLINES Church notes - Saturday mail Display ads - Friday mail Correspondence - Monday mail Pictures - 5 p,m. Friday News - Friday afternoon Classified ads - Friday noon (Any ad brought in later will be too late to classify.) OFFICE HOURS A Monday: 8 AM-5 PM A Tuesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Wednesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Thursday: 8 AM-5 PM A Friday: 8 AM-5 PM A Holidays may affect office hours. LETTERS POLICY Letters to the editor discussing com- munity issues are encouraged. Letter writers should be aware that The Independent reserves the right to edit i and/or condense letters for print. The paper also reserves the right not to pub- lish letters that are unsuitable or for which it might be held legally liable. 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