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r-old great grandmother rs United States by bicycle Thomas of Spokane, WA tOwns. In fact, the 72- grandmother has made to visit the smallest town the 50 United States - all rlince I was 18, I've always see the country," says seemed foolish not to m mind before I set out, to do this." she owned personal belongings and set out June 10 "I don't know when I'm done," she take four or five about it then." a retired school teacher, seen four of the 50 wns, which include population four, Hove ND and White Rock, of only two, and with 23. most interesting so far because of how it got says. As a gag, a local offered to take every town to the Super Bowl ago if they were to name to Joe, MO the quarterback Joe people in the town everyone got to attend her trip will be miles when completed. visited six states, and on her bicycle shows heat and humidity, at night. "It's usually or too windy during the Works much better for lays. class on how to fix the do arise, but other says people are helping her out when it ';rhankfully," she says, into too many troubles will be in with a population of she says she'll head the warmer states during I can beat the TOURING THE USA BY BICYCLE is Ruth Thomas, 72. The great grandmother from Spokane, WA is visiting the smallest towns in each of the 50 states. "It's just something I've always wanted to do," she says. Thomas has 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren back home, and says they all are very supportive about her trip. "The only ones that think I'm crazy are my friends back home that are my age," she said. When asked why she would sell everything and just pack up and leave, Thomas replied, "I've been a widow for 12 years and there's no one responsible for me. I know my husband watches over me as I travel and he always told me to follow my dreams, so that's exactly what I'm doing." CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS help funding child care? Stone County Family conjunction with the of Children, and Learning, currently the Basic Care Program. to costs of child are not on MFIP is within program Sliding Fee can assist costs u may get help with You work 20 hours or and earn at least mini- You may get help with child care for a limited time to can even apply through the mail. That look for work. means you don't have to take precious School or Training: You may get time away from work and family to help with child care for a limited time come into Family Services and apply. to complete your educa'don. . ........ Income gmddines-J'e qeqiber- At-Home Infant Care Credit: You may be able to reci ent for one parent to provide child care. for a child less than one year o!t in your own home. Farmers and self-employed people are eligible for this program as well. There is no waiting list at the pre- sent time, you can use a child care provider of your own choosing (either licensed or legal, unlicensed), and you at, so do#t assume that youma) too ch tritdkjuali - c Plfmily Services lo ' '/ yO0 r wouldtc'iligi- ble. The Big Stone County Child Care Assistance worker is Bill Martig. He can "be reached at 320-839-2555, extension 14. Call today - you could be receiving help with child care expenses tomor- row. =y [ INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ] HOMECOMING CELEBRATION .... %;'707 .... 3 DOLLAR DAYS i 20000OFF i COUPON .SALE 1 Good thru 10 10-98 I Any One I our complete Coupon Book for I GIFT ITEM I Halloween and Everyday Savings I (regular price) I One item per coupon. I I One coupon per customer. I Coupon expires Oct. 3, 1998. I I I Hersheys or 14 oz bag .n L't i Ltebe Drug  ars Fun S,ze Candy Bars "daUU I Ortonville, MN I Candy Bars 9 oz. bag 2 / *3. O0 .... 00:ON .... J Kisses, Hugs 8 oz. bag Paper Towels Northern Bath Tissue Napkins 120 61. Photo Album 2/s3.00 69 sl.OO sl.OO s4.OO GO TROJANS! Liebe Drug now carries t-shirts and swecrtshirts to support your hometown team. GO TROJANS! MN Liebe Drug Meet Oct. 7th on school programs There will be a meeting at the Ortonville High School for parents and other parties interested in developing positive rein- forcement programs for stu- "dents in grades 7-12. This meeting is sched- uled for Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. Meet by the high school office, we want to start focusing our attention on the vast majority of our students, who are doing pos- itive things. County expands with RIDES bus Big Stone County is part of Prairie Five RIDES in public transit. A bus is being placed within the county for local patrons. Your input is appreciated in developing the system within your area. A local town meeting is scheduled at the following sites Ortonville, Oct. 1, Senior Center, 1:15 p.m.; Odessa, Oct. 6, Village Hall, 10 a.m. Come prepared with ideas on how the transit system can work best for you and Big Stone County. Note: If anyone is interested in eating at the Prairie Five Ortonville Senior Center Dining Site, please call Paula at 839-3555 by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Seniors (over 60) can donate towards the meal; individuals (under 60) will need to pay $3.90 for the meal. Markets No. 1 Wheat ...................... 307 Soybeans ........................... 4.65 Corn ................................... 1.40 Sept. 29, 1997 No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.67 Soybeans ........................... 5.81 Corn ................................... 2.05 4-H achievement night - Oct. 4th "Are you into it?" will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 4th, at the Memorial Building in Clinton. You are irlwited to join Big Stone County 4-Hers, their families, and friends at the Annual 4-H Achievement Night. The program recognizing the "Friend of 4-H", Outstanding Project Members, Record Keeping Awards, Leadership Awards, and more will begin at 7 This event will kick off National 4-H Week which is October 5-10. The public is invited. PrairieFiveR/des Public transportation system for all ages. Toll-Free 877-757-4337 MT- (877) PS-KIDES 7:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday (You may also call 320-269-8727) To SL Cloud MHlank Wlllmar Watertown To Minneapolis Area Marshall PrairieFiveR/d is a public trans[xtation system for all ages serving a five county area in West Central Minnesota. Its flexible design can accommodate a wide variety of transportation needs for its various riders. Dispatchers will schedule trdon around a riders individual requests, or plan trips for riders in large groups. Weekly and/or monthly trips to destinations shown on the map outside of the fiveJunty area are a regular part of our bus routes. Please call for more information and schedules. Call the Toll-Free # advance. can be  2A-hor nocc L sny rccofDJTIcn(1cQ to cnsur th ch rkks needs can be filed. Rides may be scheduled up to 90 days m advanc your II v"2 rlde. The dispatcher will schedule your nde, " .=,,, = with either a  ".-..'d volunteer driver or  "---:'-t1 the bus. The ..... i __'1 decLsion will be made with regard to all the other requests that 15ave been taken that day. The bus picks you up. A staff" driver will pick vou up at your do/)r. You will be joining additional riders. A volunteer driver picks you up. A volunteer will use their personal vehicle to pick you up at your kor: You "may'be joining additidnal riders. 4, A donaUop 9 r payment for your nae ts requested. Our dispatcher will be glad to exp.lain the cost of your fare wFien you call to .chedule your ride, INTRODUCING HOME ATM Here's a new way to stay on top of your finances. Home ATM is the first really simple on-line banking program, and now it's available at Marquette Banks. Write checks electronically, transfer funds and balance accounts auto- matically. Any time. Any place. It's as easy to operate as the ATMs you've used for years. There's noth- ing new to learn. Except what to do with your spare time now that you don't need to spend it banking. Call 862-8163 or see our Web site at @1;;'8 hrquee B, onks h/tembe DIC Home ATM is o registered ttodemock of Home Fmonc,ol Ne'woCk, tr, c 29,1998 INDEPENDENT Page 3