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Over-confidence can be ruinous at times! It certainly was in the case of our Minnesota Gopher football team in their game at Purdue last Saturday. All the media, coaches, and even players were so confident they would win, looking for revenge over the ter- rible loss to Purdue last year. But as it turned out, the Gophers couldn't have played a worse game...looking terrible in every single aspect. Proof that polls and forecasts mean little...it's what happens when the game is played that really counts!! We question again whether or not Coach Glen Mason is really a Big-10 caliber coach!? It seems he has the talent this year, but is he using it to the team's best advantage?! What a great season our "contracting" Twins have just f'mished. Now they enter the playoffs at what seems in just the right frame of mind, and ready.* With a bit of luck, and the right bounce of the balL.you might just see them in the World Series! A big task, to be sure...but it's entirely possible. A closer team, we've not seen at the major level for some time. We wish them the best of luck.* Never have we seen such a bizarre football game than that played between our Vikings and Seattle Sunday night. Perhaps the Vikings may have "found" them- selves in the second half of that- game, for they must be given huge credit for not giving up, still trying to win after being down 45 to 10 at halftime. The Vikes "gave" the big lead to Seattle via two quick fumbles on kick-offs and an interception. But had Randy Moss and another receiver not dropped a couple touchdown passes in the second half, the Vikings...seemingly "way out" of it, might have come back for a win, or a near win! For sure, they never gave up! ..... ***** We think Governor Ventura created some good feelings on the international scene when he visited Cuba last week. We fully agree with his comment that the world should get back to more "people-on-people" rather than "government-on- government." Truly, it's not the people of a nation that create ill will or cause wars...but rather, history has proven it to be the leaders. Perhaps those leaders should be the first to enter battle, eh? Perhaps then we'd see how many wars would take place! On the issue of war...we fully agree with President Bush that the likes of Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, and others should be wiped off the face of the earth...but we think there are other ways to get the job done than an all-out war, especially a ground war! If the UN can't with weapon inspectors, and we doubt they'll ever find the weapon-stock- piles, then perhaps war is the only answer. Too bad President George Bush didn't keep Desert Storm going until Saddam was ousted at that time! We understand he wanted to but congress wouldn't let him! Maybe that's why the current President Bush is so adamant on an Iraqi war .... try- ing to finish what his father should have finished!? Regardless, the situ- ation should not become a political football...because for the world's sake, the massive build-up of destructive weapons by Iraq must be stopped! We ask that you join us in prayer today for two of our former pastors...Rev. David Brown and our long-time close friend and columnist, Rev. Wil Hansen. David is suffering from what has been diagnosed as terminal cancer, and Wil will undergo surgery this Wednesday at Mayo for an aneurism on his aorta. WORK RELATED INJURIES Did you happen to be listening to WCCO radio last Friday afternoon when former Vikings Ed MeDaniel was filling in for Don Shelby on the Don Shelby show? What a riot Ed was! If he ever left football, he'd be a knock-out in either radio or televi- sion media! INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY KANTHAK-MATHIES AMERICAN LEGION POST #441 members pose shortly before the recent elementary school parade through Bellingham. In front are, left to right, Alfred Volkenant, Walter Maatz, Eugene Schmieg, and Dick Ohm. In the back are Jan Kirchberg, left, and Joyce Letrud on the right. After the parade, there was a burger feed and open house at the Bellingham Elementary School. The post also took part in the 9-11 ceremony. Funding for Wetlands Reserve Increased funding through the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) will allow Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to assist 76 Minnesota producers restore wetlands on agricultural land, State Conservationist William Hunt announced today. NRCS in Minnesota has received $17 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to enroll 13,158 acres into WRP in Fiscal Year 2002, Hunt said. NRCS saw its average WRP funding tripled this year because of program changes in the 2002 Farm Bill, he continued.  Nationwide, approximately $275 million will enable NRCS to enroll up to 250,000 acres into WRP. "These funds will take agricultural land out of production, but they will restore and protect our state's valuable wetland ecosystems," Hunt said. Landowners who already submitted WRP applications to the local NRCS office will be notified when funds are available for their projects. The pro- gram's goal is to achieve the greatest wetland functions and values, along with optimum wildlife habitat, on every acre enrolled in the program. WRP, a voluntary program, is designed to restore drained and degraded wetlands and their associat- ed upland habitats on agricultural land. The wetlands are restored and the uplands are planted to native veg- etation. USDA purchases either a per- manent or 30 year WRP easement from willing landowners. Landowners retain certain rights to the land, including control of access, hunting and fishing rights, rights to subsurface minerals, and title to the land. USDA purchases all other rights to the land. USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is the primary federal agency that provides technical assistance to private landowners to help them protect their natural resources. - NRCS District Conservationists in Minnesota spend most of their time on the state's work- ing land---cropland, pasture, and forestland. They work closely with the state's soil and water conservation districts through field offices that serve nearly every county in the state. For more information about WRP, please contact your local NRCS office or USDA Service Center, listed in the telephone book under U.S. Department of Agriculture. In Big Stone County, the number would be 320-839-6149. Detailed information on WRP and other con- servation program/ authorized in 2002 Farm Bill is available on the fol- lowing website. http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/f armbill/2002/products.html. CHAMBER PUMKIN CONTEST WINNERS are, left to right, Rachel Berger, 1st place, elementary division, Jackie Domine, 1st place, adult, Hannah Eustice, 2nd place, elementary, and Pat Eustice, 1st place, junior high. In front, is 3rd place elementary winner Taylor Leuthardt. Big Stone Lake Area Chamber's retail committee put on the event. The win- ners took home "chamber bucks" to spend at Ortonville businesses. THE CLASSIHED00i 9th grade volleyball The 9th grade volleyball team fell to .500 on the year after this week's tournament in Benson. All the games were close, but they didn't quite have enough to put teams away. Ortonville's first two games were against Marshall. The Trojans got some things going in the second game, but just couldn't keep up with them as they lost both of these contests. Next, came a match against Renville County West in which Ortonville lost a heart-breaker, losing one game 17-16. Hancock was the third team the Trojans played. Again, a good effort came up short. Ortonville had their best serving percentage for the tourna- ment against Hancock, but it wasn't enough as they lost both games, 14-16 and 11-15. Yellow Medicine East was the last opponent for the Trojans. Ortonville served at only 60 percent for the match and it cost them momentum. YME took advantage and took both games 15-13 and 15-11. Ortonville hosts Campbell-Tintah- Time loss from work is an immense problem in terms of human suffering and economic impact. The only disorder to cause more time loss from work than back pain is the common cold. Numerous studies show that chiropractic care is both a safe and effective way you deal with back pain, neck pain, headaches, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscular and joint injuries. Our office procedures include thorough examination, promote fast relief and early return to work. Proper care of an acute injury is the best advice to prevent it from becoming a chronic ongoing disabling problem. 320-839-2323 Office Hours: M-W-F 8:30am - 5:00pm; Tues.-Thurs. 8:30am - 12noon; Sat. by appt. s commit suicide. Suicide can be stopped if he or she gets help. A suicide threat indicates one is asking for help. There are many causes of suicide. One major cause of suicide is depression. Second mental illnesses is another reason. Third drug and alcohol use can lead one to contemplate suicide. Fourth a illness with great pain can cause one to want to end their life. Last if someone in the family has committed suicide one is more likely to commit suicide. Suicide can be committed by anyone. Women more than men attempt suicide, but men are more successful. Native Americans and whites have more suicide than other ethnic groups. Suicide is lower among those married. There is less suicide amongst those that work, but more suicide amongst the unemployed. Some myths of suicide are as follows. One myth is that one may give the person the idea of suicide by bringing it up. The fact is people may already have the idea and you can get help for them. A second myth is once suicidal, help is beyond them. The fact is the person needs help each time a suicide thought comes up. It is a myth that people just want attention that attempt suicide. The suicidal person is asking, for help and needs to get it. There are some warning signs of suicide. One is suicide is talked about. Two one may be depressed. Three one may see signs of preparing for death. Four changes in one's personality. Fifth show increased spirits because inside they think with suicide it will all be over. Give emotional support to a potential suicide person. Don't argue but listen. Explain to them they need professional help. One can help a person by seeing they go to counseling for family problems, exercise, get away from everything for awhile, and keep busy. Deep breathing, hobbies, and sports may help to eliminate stress. Suicide affects the family. One may feel guilty that they didn't help enough. They may be angry then at themselves or the person who committed suicide. A family member may be depressed. Suicide attempts also cause stress. Self-help groups or therapy can help a family member. If you have any questions call Family Social Services at 839-2555. General Serv (Continued from page 1) experience in locksmith, lock out and computer hardware service industries, having completed schooling for each. The Larsons have two sons, Chris and Corey, both living in Glencoe. Though they are somewhat retired, Charlie just couldn't sit idle, said Mary Jo. He is an eternal optimist and felt the community could use a busi- ness like General Services. "We believe in this community," said Charlie. "If we didn't, we would- n't have invested in the community by purchasing a home and building here?' They sell refurbished PC's ranging in price from $275 to $1,200 and have systems for home and office. Charlie is A-Plus computer certified to service all PC hardware. They will also be selling after market computer ink car- tridges and other computer hardware. They make duplicate keys for home, office and vehicles and can unlock all vehicles, damage free with their specially designed tools. The Larsons sell a variety of dead- bolts, bike and other miscellaneous Fairmont this week and plays in Clinton Thursday. Suicide Submitted by B.S. County Local Advisory Council on Children's and Adult Mental Health. October is Mental Health Month. Each week in October a article on mental health will be in the paper. This article is paraphrased from the booklet About Suicide by Channing L. Bete Co. Anyone who mentions they would like to commit suicide should be taken seriously. Each year 30,000 Ortonvi Satellite FOR |20-83! locks and will location. 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