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LEGIONNAIRES AND SCOUTS are shown after a four hour task of transferring the fry. Left to right are Ryan Wandersee, Gary Pfleger, Eric Anderson, Jerry CIoos and J.T. Gregory with Jack CIoos in the fore- ground. 600,000 bluegill fry released into Big Stone Lake Recently Big Stone City Legionnaires along with Eagle Scout candidate, J.T. Gregory, released 600,000 bluegills - each 3/4" to 2" - into the waters of Big Stone Lake. Adult bluegills were netted in June from" Power Plant Lakes and trans- ferred"to the Rearing Ponds. The adults laid eggs and the new hatch- lings grew to sizes that could tolerate a larger environment. Gregory chose wildlife biology as one of his projects in becoming an Eagle Scout. Area fisherman report nice catches of bluegills on Big Stone Lake, espe- cially in the area between Kite and Skeleton Islands. Map reading skill winners! By Sonja Farmer This year, you probably noticed a difference in the east end of the- Wildlife Building at the County Fair. A number of offices/agencies coordi- nated their fair booth displays to illus- trate the coordination happening in the County with the update of the Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan. We had maps! And maps! There is a fair amount of data available about the resources in the County and we wanted to share some of it with you. Instead of a simple drawing for prizes, we had a short quiz that you could fill out to become eligible for prizes. All the answers could be found on the mapg in the display. Questions included&apos;. 1. The Yellow Bank Hills Scenic Natural Area (SNA) near Nassau is Grave/ prairie. (There are wetlands nearby.) 2. Part of Dawson is in the /00 year flood plain. _., 3. What town is in Ten Mile Lake township? Bovd 4. The soil complex for the city of Madison is Ves-Harpes-Glencoe. 5. The head waters of the Lac qui Parle River is Lake Hendricks (we accepted "by city of Hendricks', too). The winners of a t-shirt, cap and other prizes were Ruth Solem and Paul Schwendemann. Hats off to these map reading skills winner! How did you do? I want hunting pho,os the il II We for ]  % newspaper! II .,.: "" .. * l,    . Either drop off a II II m  .? pctur ofyo bi,d II II  1,, =.). -" or, deer at the II II    Hi Independent o.ce II II    I/ o c, us t II II   I r 839-6163 II II     d e, om t II '/-' "   picture. VerlyShelstads 6see golden, Verlyn and Beatrice Shelstad are celebrating 50 years of marriage on Oct. 4th, 2002. Their children and grandchildren hosted a celebration of this happy occasion. They invite friends and relatives to congratulate their parents by sending cards to their home in Clinton. ISABEL KR/EMER is sitting outside the Dancing Bean in Ortonville during the harvest lest on Friday. She enjoyed the day selling some hand- made goods and sharing life and conversation with those who stopped. Steve Voss A skilled Beltone Hearing Specialist will be in your area to consult with you about your hearing and conduct FREE omputerized hearing tests to determine if a hearing aid might help. You might find out you don't even need an aio! Don't you owe it to yourself and'to the ones you love to hear and understand better? The benefits of hearing aids may vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation and proper fit. @Beltone helping the world hear better 2001 Belt(me Electronics (+oq i Senior Citizens Center Ortonville, MN October 8, 9-11 AM 1-800-669-3171 Immunization clinic for Oct. Countryside Public Health Service is sponsoring immunization clinics at the following times and places for the month of October: ORTONVILLE. 47 NW 2nd St "t2 7, 3 to 5 p.m. "%?nsent forms for children under age t'must be signed by a parent or guardian. Please bring the child's previous immunization record. There is a $14.00 tee per child per visit. If you are on Mcdical Assistance, G.A.M.C.. or MinnesotaCare. please bring your current card to the clinic. Most major health plans cover the immunizatmn costs. Immunization services given at the public clinic are not a substitute for a child's usual well child visit with his/her physician. Please call in advance to make arrangements for Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine OR to schedule an appointment for other than clinic times. Next meeting for Sons of Norway this Sunday The Granittdalen 1-651 group of the Sons of Norway met Sept. 12 at the Middlebrook Circle in Milbank, SD. Opened with singing the National Anthem and pledge allegiance to the flag. A moment of silent prayer was held for Floyd Dailie who died on Tuesday, Sept. 10th, also sang in his honor "'God be with You Until we Meet Again." We talked about the Host fest to be in Minot, ND Oct. 9-11. On Oct. 6 the lodge is bringing a group of Norway Folk dancers to Milbank High School Theater. A free will offering will be taken. We closed by another prayer for Evy Dailie and families and giving a $25 memorial. Next meeting will be Oct. 6 with the folk dancers. Thymian honored at UND with scholarships The University of North Dakota honored 115 Freshman Presidential Scholars for the 2002-2003 academic year and their parents at a special ceremony with UND President Charles Kupchella on Saturday, Aug. 24th. The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who rank among the top half of one percent of entering college students in the nation, based upon hi,h, school performance and aptitude test results. The scholarship package includes UND's top renewable academic scholarship, guaranteed housing for the freshmen year, and early registration for the tall semester. In addition to being named a Freshman Presidential Scholar, these students also were the recipient of other scholarships. Honored from this area was Kathleen Thymian, daughter of Brad and Julie Thymian of Ortonville. Kathleen is an OHS graduate and was also honored with the Egbert Romem High Achievers Scholarship. Orem' Rnekdno & O/eDe<,/ 800-5546673 v" Is a complete workout.., warm-up sustain target heart rate for 20 minutes 3 sets of strength training for all major muscle groups * cool-down stretching w' Fast Fun Fitness/ 6 839-7195 Ortonville Page 14 INDEPENDENT Water to be tested Water Monitoring Oct. 18th has been declared National Water Monitoring Day. Thousands of citizen and professional monitors will be testing the quality of their local water body as part of a nationwide celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Everyone from professional scientists to elementary students will be mea- suring the temperature, dissolved oxy- gen, pH, and the turbidity/clarity of their river, lake, pond, or wetland. The Lac qui Parle - Yellow Bank Clean Water Partnership will be par- ticipating in the National Water Monitoring Day. On Oct. 18th the CWP staff will monitor thirteen sites found throughout the Lac qui Parle - Yellow Bank Watershed. Locations are found on the Lac qui Parle River, Cobb Creek, Canby Creek, Ten Mile Creek, and the Yellow Bank River. We are looking for any volunteers who may want to help out or learn more about water quality monitoring. The CWP staff will also be available to help anyone looking to monitor a favorite river or creek on the 18th. The data collected on Oct. 18th will help in drafting summary com- parisons reflecting changes in water quality over the last thirty years. A web site www.yearofcleanwater.org has been set up to register monitoring sites and collect the water quality data. The national monitoring effort is being coordinated by American's Clean Water Foundation, in coopera- tion with several other environmental groups and government agencies across the country. If you are interested in helping out Readers wanted at city library "Children's reading program will begin Oct. 12, 2002 at the Ortonville Public Library," says Librarian Vicki Grimli. "We currently have 26 preschool through age six signed up. We have only three readers. We would like anyone who is in 7th - 12th grade to please call the library at 839-2494 if you would be willing to be a reader with these children. "The program involves 45 minutes every other Saturday. If you can't make it each Saturday, that is fine." We would like to make up a list of volunteers which we can call to line up to read the scheduled Saturday. Please call us and volunteer to work with these young children." the Lac qui Parle-1 Water Partnership Water Monitorin their office at l lth. Barrett to Natl. 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