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news digest "y Partners Cooperative employee Curtis an ag chemical rogator down Hwy. I0 in Sisseton Friday, Sept. 20 when a major hydraulic hose on the spilling almost 60 gallons of hydraulic fluid on the lane of the highway. Members of Sisseton&apos;s Volunteer Fire Department and the City Street on the scene to help apply more than 2,500 Ibs. of to absorb the spill. An hour later, Sisseton's it up. former Wheaton woman was sentenced last month to for starting a fire which totaled her home. Sandra K. of Fergus Falls, was also fined $1,000 and ordered to in restitution for the fire last Nov. 23 at the residence, intersection of 11th St. and 5th Ave. North. The restitution covers damage to the neighboring home of Recker which wasn't covered by their insurance claim. charged with being negligent for the fire, a felony. A of dangerous smoking was dismissed. According to a in Traverse County District Court earlier this year, twice to accidentally starting the fire during )with Wheaton police officers following the incident. The the home during an 18 month period. evidentiary hearing turned into a plea hearing as employees of the Appleton VFW and an alleged in court Friday, Sept. 20. The local women, Marie Swenson, Beverly Ann Lhotka and Paula Rae Appleton and Venus Irene Nelson of Madison were each Seven felony charges of theft, fraud and gambling fraud. were accused of pocketing thousands of dollars in winnings following an investigation by the Appleton and the Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Minnesota Department of Public Safety. All four by the court to gamble in any way. City. Phone 839-2207 Barnett and were Sept. 20th at the home of her gerhofer. Allen Robertson of week-end guests They also visited and Keith Athey SD on Tuesday, .Charlotte attended a PAS work group, ork groups of the infrastructure of which she the day with . Kristine, Keith, ,bigail Shaw had which Charlotte Thursday afternoon, Sept. 26th Clifford and Ileen Christensen's granddaughter Emma spent the afternoon with Clifford and Ileen since she had not been feeling good. Ruth Torgerson's sister Arlene Poppe and nephew Lee Poppe both of Montevideo visited Ruth Torgerson on Monday, Sept. 23rd and also were dinner guests. The week-end of Sept. 27th Wade and Cindy Van Dover went to the Chanhassen dinner theater. Saturday, Sept. 21st Wade Van Dover, Joseph Van Dover, and Tom Dew went to opening duck hunting in South Dakota. It was a successful hunt. Annual 4-H visited achievement Van .... Hout, on set Oct. 6th aended'----As 4-H continues to celebrate its anniversary of ;chmitt in 21st. She Voeltz spent four and the Black Sept. 23rd Sept. 26th. Lula Hagen's from Coon . a few days while surgery. Dave and Aberdeen came to Sept. 29th. of Sept. 20th Jaughter Debbie from Fargo noon, Sept. 25th r Northridge went to Church of Big luncheon. of the Nassau area Roggenbuck of Sept. 26th. of Northridge beef dinner at St. of Ortonville 30 Holy Mass at y for the lVold of Milbank, of Ortonville, and Stone City were Vho attended the Olson of on Wednesday, Sept. ;en went the senior citizens at Church in night, Sept. Extension report John Cunningham County Extension Educator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 PROGRAM TO EVALUATE DECOUPLED FARM PAYMENT OPTIONS IS AVAILABLE FROM NDSU North Dakota State University agricultural economists have developed a computer program to help producers evaluate base and yield options for determining decoupled payments under the new farm bill. Sign up for the direct and counter- cyclical payment programs of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, begins Oct 1. and continues to April 1, 2003. "There is plenty of time to evaluate which base and yield option is best," notes Andy Swenson, farm management specialist with the NDSU Extension Service. "The incentive to sign up early is to get the direct payment (less the Production Flexibility Contract payment already received) sooner." The NDSU software is an electronic spreadsheet that can be operated with Excel 97 or later versions. It will also work with later versions of Lotus 1-2-3 and Quattro Pro. The software, art input form and instructions are available on the Web at http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak. edulaginf olfarmmgmtlfarmmgmt. him. NDSU county extension agents have had training with the software. Producers and landowners with questions about the software or without computer access can contact their local county extension office for assistance. Under the 2002 Farm bill, direct and counter-cyclical payments are decoupled from current production and are paid based on historic base acres and program yields. "Crops do not have to be planted to receive these payments," Swenson emphasizes. Direct Payment rates are fixed over the life of the Farm Bill, 2002-2007 and do not decline each year. Howeverflcounter-cyclical payments may vary over time because a component in their calculation is the national average marketing year price. "This farm bill offers a one-time opportunity for landowners to adjust their acreage bases and yields which will be used to determine decoupled farm program payments until at least 2007," notes NDSU Extension Service farm management specialist Dwight Aakre. "Because of the impact on profitability and land values, this is possibly the most important management decision land owners will make this winter. Consequently, although the legislation is surrounded by a good deal of complexity and confusion, it's important to evaluate all the options carefully and correctly." The 2002 Farm Bill allows producers to update their base acres for both direct and counter cyclical payments. If base acres are updated, producers may also update yields for counter-cyclical payments. Soybeans and minor oilseeds were added to the program as covered commodities eligible for decoupled payments. "If producers choose not to update their base acres, 'eligible' oilseed history can be added to the existing crop base, and oilseed yield history from 1998 to 2001 is adjusted back to 1981-1985 to be consistent with payment yields of other covered commodities," Swenson explains. The software will evaluate the five options that Farm Service Agenc-y will be providing at signup. Dates To Remember: Oct. 6- 12 - National 4-H Week Oct. 21 - 4-H Livestock Committee Meeting at CMB (6:30 p.m.) Oct. 21 - 4-H Federation Meeting at CMB (7:30 p.m.) followed by Amble meeting (9:00 p.m.) Markets No. 1 Wheat ...................... 4.84 Soybeans ............................ 5.19 Corn ................................... 2.25 Oct. 1, 2001 No. 1 Wheat ...................... 2.82 Soybeans ........................... 3.97 Corn ................................... 1.58 Open House Shower For Witlock- Henrich An open house bridal shower for Heather Witlock, bride-to-be of Jason Henrich, will I he]dSatui.day, Oct. 5 Centennial year in 2002, Big Stone -.at 9:30 a.m. at the St. John's Catholic *' County 4-H will have their Annual /Church*in ()rtonville. They are regis- Achievement Program to kick off tered at Herberger's Target, JoLee's National 4-H Week which is Oct. 6 - 12. Big Stone County will host their annual Achievement Program on Sunday, Oct. 6th, the first day of National 4-H Week. The public is invited to this program which will start at 4 p.m. in the Clinton Memorial Building. This program is held to highlight the work of 4-Hers and leaders during the past year. COUNTRYSIDE PUBLIC HEALTH HAPPENINGS "Program of the Month" for OCTOBER is DISEASE PREVENTION and CONTROL PROGRAM Immunizations available during clinics or by appointment. Education and followup on infec- tious disease such as West Nile virus, salmonella, pertussis, etc. Easy access to immunization records through MIIC (Minn. Immunization information Connection) Planning for a potential bit- terrorism threat with community partners For more information, call your Countryside Public Health Office at 320-839-6135. Jewelry and Carlson Drug. Everyone welcome! OAHS support group meetings The Parkinson's support group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. in the Nonhside Medical Center, lower level. The Diabetic support group will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 at 7 p.m. in the Ortonville Hospital solarium. For. questions, please call Jeanette Felt0n, RN, facilitator at (320) 839- 4103. w Check out our web site at " ww.ortonviUeindependent.comj] Farrell Auction chine Buiding Milbank, SD Baskets - Mcrowave t Lamps - P;ows - Bedding Pink, Green Depressn Glass Many Pieces of Glassware Sleuben Gass - Coslume Jewelry Sma, Kcen Apprnces Ladies Hats- Man's Pocket Watch (4) wr watct Bjinn  ilrAlm Appro 30 Pieces of Furniture to be sold alter alxm ttenuc Seers t - Secretmy Large Tat 6 Chairs 3 China Hutches - Desk aoolcase -  Queen Anne Table/Chairs wrpoa Rermor Kelvklator Sto Bedroom Sel -  - Iron Bed MetaJ Wardro0e Fancy Dres - Se,t Uacne 0eep r-n/er w/Stand Mn. Pots - Pans - Fan 6 Gallon Crock Lantem- Tubs - Double Sink Kitchen TatY, e wi Chairs Steroscope w/Cards Snuff Jar- Large Counte Entert Center Many BLankets - Ous Garden Hose - Gas Gntl Redwood Furniture Linens  La Uower Extensk Ladder - Uany Hand TooL Tort Lawn Mower, Electric Start JISll r-NBlt ESlUUl IIIO111L AUCTION NOTE: We will be selling Annques  1 an Househ & Garage tems to be sokl in tins 2. I=ECl/IR Illllmimr we wi NOT be Open Ue lay before the auction, clue to circum- stances beyond our contra. RO. BOX 190. Miibmk, SD 57252 r .Wmi Phone S05-432-52eS F S05-432-2t | farrdltic.oom f LIEBE DRUG, INC 146 NW 2 rm ORTONVILLE, MN FRI-SAT OCT. 11 - 12 PHOTO HOURS 10-1 & 2-5:30 SAT 9-2 s12 99 i - 10X13 plus tax ! - 8X i 0 due at pick-up 2 - 5X7s 2 - 3XSs $1.99 itting fee 16 King Size Wallets per person g Rgubr Size Wallets / W [ ODAK PAPER, FILM & CMI$'g a KAY KARELS AND JEANETTE FEDT on the left, from Rosen and Big Stone City, SD, didn't quite have everything from A to Z, but they did cover corn to squash. The ladies set up shop between Strong Insurance and the Fluegel Law Office on Orlonv;lle's main street on Fr="day during harvest fest. UNITED APPEAL t UND DRIVE O(',TOBER 13 TO 26 Your "One Girl for Many" will benefit the following agencies and organizations in the Ortonville and Ononville Township area. All gifts are tax deductible and the funds collected are distributed locally. Some national organizations will also hold their own separate appeals in addition to this fund drive. Salvation Army American Heart Assn. MN Affiliate Courage Center West Central Industries Willmar Regional Treatment Center Childrens Home Society of Minnesota Arthritis Foundation, Minnesota Chapter Ortonville Boy Scouts Ortonville Girl Scouts Main Street Industries (DAC) Monarch Heights American Red Cross Rice Hospice MN RSVP Prairie Five RIDES Program Women's Advocacy Center Habitat for Humanity Grief Center Kidney Foundation Birthright The total budget for distribution this year is $12,000. Please giye generously to help fund these organizations. A volunteer from oyur neighborhood will be calling on you soon. Remember... "One Gift for Many" IS TIllS YOU EVERY FALL? l[ear Call The Window Place! ..f , Vinyl Windows o.,S249 II I L//// IF// INSTALLED b ___ V/.41 White only [ [''] L -I--. Sliders or Double Hung 1 r'    Lifetime Warranty 1 ': //r-f._--- ]il//7/ LOW E. Argon 1 ]'/ 1/2 Screen 2. 7 EXto#tletll thru Sept. 30 We make bay windows up to 12' wide and 6' high mple: 7'x4'6" bay wi< With Low E Argon instal *1499 (a or,y) *Add 10% for beige ! , #, 1, 2002  INDEPENDENT Page 5