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l  CARD OF THANKS Cards of A big THANK YOU to everyone l Thanks who participated in this year's Walk of Hope! Thanks to the cancer sur-  vivors and fighters who joined in the CARD OF THANKS Walk of Heroes and to those who Thank you to all of the donors shared your stories. What an inspira- tion you all are! Thanks to the Beard- sley Town & Country Gals for preparing and serving the meal. Thanks to Pat Homan for the use of who made time to donate blood while the bloodmobile was here in the Big Stone County Area. We had a suc- cessful drive, but this would not be possible without the assistance of many individuals. Thank you goes to the coordinators in the local commu- nities, callers/recruiters, greeters, can- teen workers, set up and take down people, especially Curt Bystol, Jim Klein, Rick Schneck, Wally Sayles, Bob Fletcher, and the Kiwanis group, the Graceville Women's Auxiliary of Graceville for the bars and working the canteen in Graceville, Trinity Lutheran Church of Johnson for the meal in Graceville, Abiding Faith Church for the meal in Ortonville, Betty Casper, Jane Gillespie and crew for the meal in Clinton. Thanks to the locations that allow us to come in and use their facilities: New Life Baptist Church of Ortonville, The city of Graceville for the Community Room, St Mary's Catholic Church of Beardsley, and the Clinton Memorial Building. Thanks also to the following busi- nesses or groups for their donations: Minnwest Bank, Graceville Country Market, Big Stone County Chapter of the American Dairy Association, Big Stone Lake Area VFW Ladies Auxil- iary 3964, Women of the Moose, and Jack and Carol Kleindl. Finally, thanks goes to the Ortonville Inde- pendent, Northern Star, and KDIO radio for the excellent publicity that they provide for each drive. Peggy Heck and Teresa Diekmann, Beardsley; Sandy Abbott and Sharon Bystol, Clinton; Deb Farwell, Graceville; , Evie Swigerd, Ortonville; Liz Ketz, Big Stone County 37-1" Area Coordinator the sound system. Thanks to the musicians who entertained us. To all the teams who participated in the Walk as well as the teams who were unable to attend, thanks for all the work you do to raise funds and awareness. Thanks to all who pur- chased luminaries and raffle tickets and to all who donated items for the auction and those who purchased the items. Thank you for every donation, every offer of help and your contin- ued support of our group. We truly appreciate everything done to allow us to continue to provide assistance to our friends, neighbors and family in their battle with cancer. Hope to see all of you next year at the Walk of Hope in Graceville. 37-1" Marriage Encounter At St. Cloud in Oct. Are you looking to deepen your rela- tionship with your spouse? Put life back into your loving relationship by attending a Marriage Encounter weekend at the St. Francis Center in Little Falls! For over 30 years St. Cloud National Marriage Encounter has enriched thousands of marriages in Minnesota. The next weekend will be held on October 15-16, 2011 this fall. To get further information please call 320-252-3220 or on the internet: DON'T FORGET! rice0000hospice Ortonville/G raceville Satellite Office FOR INFORMATION CALL 320-839-4124 CARD OF THANKS I would like to thank R&K Agron- omy Services for the shotgun I won at their plot day tour. It is greatly appreciated and thank you again. 37-1" Dan Waiters Independent Ads Get Noticed. (You're reading this one aren't you?) Bierschbach Dental Windwater Suites 1203 E. 4th Ave., Suite 103 Milbank, SD 57252 E-maih NEW WEBSITE! - www.bierschbachdenta/.com 605-432-5032 Men. 8am - 5pm. Tues. 7am - 12 noon ur. 8am - 6pm Fri. 8am - 12 noon Construction completed at Fergus Falls Veterans Home Today the Fergus Falls Veterans Home celebrated the grand opening of the new Veterans Village special care unit and Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) additions. Veterans Village consists of two households of 10 and 11 "villagers" each. It was designed to offer medical services in a home-style atmosphere. Incorporated into the design is the con- cept of bringing the outdoors inside, rather than h long white "institutional" type hallway. Veterans Village also in- cludes street lamps and park benches that lead to Residents' rooms, which each represent a Unique cottage with a porch, window and rocking chair. "These elements create a sense of place for the dementia Residents, something the staff refers to as way- finding. The home-like environment of the Village provides familiarity our Residents can identify with," said Jon SkiUingstad, Fergus Falls Veterans Home administrator. Now complete, construction on these projects started in August 2009. The new wing will specialize in mem- ory loss care and provide both med- ically-based and socially-based care, allowing staff to focus not only on the medical needs of the Residents' but also on their comforts. One of the unique features in the addition is a rel- atively new approach in long-term care called a Snoezelen Room, which pro- vides multi-sensory stimulation through fiber optic lights synchronized to music, and other sensory elements. Originally designed for children with developmental challenges, this same technology has been found to encour- age activity and memory retention in aging adults, especially related to de- mentia and Alzheimer's. The Community Based Outpatient Clinic is a 2,400 square foot addition run by the federal VA that will provide a significant increase in clinic space and will allow fora growing number of Veterans to continue to receive VA medical care in a streamlined, conven- ient fashion. Fergus Falls is the only Veterans Home in the state with a CBOC. Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Knowledge Worker Course Are you interested in developing the skills necessary for today's workforce? Introduction to Knowledge Worker Innovation & Creativity in the Workplace Career Pathways Technology in the Workplace The Course consists of 16 hours of course instruction and has been developed for the adult learner. The course is offered in a hybrid fashion over a four-week period of time. The first four hours will be instructor-facilitated and take place at the Media Center in the Ortonville Public Library. The remaining 12 hours will take place online and involve a combination of online discussions, course research and independent study. This course is offered at no charge to the student because it is grant funded. Class begins: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Media Center (Ortonvi//e Public Library) For More Information or to Register contact: Vicki Oakes at 320-839-3284 orgo to www.ortonvilleeda, com MnSCU is a project partner in the Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (MIRC) initiative, a B/andin Foundation-administered project funded in/arge part through an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant. More about MIRC is avai/ab/e at  b/ Americ,an Heart sOciation WE12E FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIIE Fall Colors Hunger Tour to Ride around Big Stone Lake Fall Colors Hunger Tour, spon- sored by riders of the Montevideo American Legion Post #59 in cooper- ation with Montevideo area churches will be held Saturday, Oct. 8. The motorcycle and vehicle ride will take advantage of the autumn season colors and will follow Big Stone Lake along the Minnesota and South Dakota border. The tour will raise awareness and funds for the Chippewa County Food Shelf. Cost is $10 per person, or $5 plus a non-perishable food item. The tour is open to the public for motorcy- cles, street rods, classic cars, muscle cars and standard passenger vehicles. Registration opens at 8 a.m. at the Legion in Montevideo. Before the ride starts, second place 2011 Minnesota State Fair Talent Show winner Kayla Streich of Montevideo will be singing the National Anthem. The ride leaves Montevideo at 10 a.m. The first stop is at Headwater's Grill and Bar in Ortonville. The sec- ond stop is at the Browns Valley American Legion Post #58 with the third stop being the Big Stone City American Legion Post #229. Riders can join at any of the stops and register with one of the riders wearing American Legion vests. For more information contact Paul Rice at 320-226-0259. I ...... ' ......    .ii, i  m 2007 Pontiac G6 - $10,000 PW/PL, Keyless with Factory Auto Start, 39,000 miles 1995 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4 - $4,900 Excellent Condition, Local Trade, One Owner Check out all of our cars on our new website: PRO AUTO Kevin Backstrand Ortonville, MN 320-839-7197 or 320-839-2911 This notice paid for with public donations FREE to the public! Weight Loss Health Awareness Clinics is pro-" viding therapists to administer weight loss and stop smoking, group hypnotic therapy. For many people, this therapy reduces 2 to 3 clothing sizes and/or stop smoking. Funding for this project came from public donations. Anyone who wants treatment will receive profes- sional hypnotherapy free from charge. & Stop Smoking An appointment is not necessary. Sign in and immediately receive treat- ment. Health Awareness Clinics is a non- profit organization. They rely on donations to make treatment avail- able to those in need. Amodest $5.00 donation from each person when signing in is appreciated. Only one 2 hour session is needed for desirable results. Sign in 30 minutes early. Hypnotherapy Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7:30 PM Wheaton Community Diner & Cafe , 1007 Broadway WHEATON Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30 PM American Legion Post 187 Bldg. 186 Hwy. 55 GLEN-WOOD Thursday, Sept. 29, 7:30 PM Ortonville Community Center 200 Monroe Ave. ORTONVILLE '702)-373-0897 Page 6 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Sept. 27,2011 T