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The mystery begin S... O a cr Bow does the community nurture roads. Parents are worried about their responsible, caring children? kids, their neighbors' kids; the stu- Relationships and accountability are to unfold pie makes the most difference. All kids need more of the good stuff. No one person can do this work alone and no one institution can do it As we look back on the economic community from years ago, we see fewer and fewer farms and businesses and a steadily declining population. It is easy to get discouraged and feel as if the community is going no where But we can keep our spirits up if we simply look around. There are many merchants who have expanded their present businesses and many new ventures taking place as well. There are several progressive projects underway in the area of which we can be proud. New to the area recently are Lori B's, Chamberlain's Sporting Goods and Menswear, Radio Shack at Big Stone Cellular, Dr. Ronn McDaniel, optometrist, Lordan Co. Custom Embroidery, Miller and Associates, Verden Gerber Realty, Cookies 'n More Investment Center, Conroy Eye Care, Creative Edge Decorative Finishes, Columbian Hotel, Ortonville Marina, Inc., a new shoreline along the park in Big Stone City, SD, a renovated Ortonville swimming pool and new water treatment plant serving both Ortonville and Big Stone City. New additions or updates to their businesses include the Too Mad Cafe, Bumper to Bumper at Sturdevant's Auto Parts, KDIO Radio, Jim and Sons Lumber - Golden Rule Lumber and Ortonville Farmer's Co-op Elevator. In progress now is the Ortonville School's complete renovation, a new water tower for the city of Ortonvi!le, Arndt's car wash, Minnwest Bank, Lagoona Beach Supper Club, a new telemarketing firm, and a new antique shop. The list is quite impressive and can make us all feel proud to be part of such a progressive community. We hope we haven't missed anyone. How sad it is that the "ins" of Washington find themselves so highly focused today on the Clinton- Lewinsky affair, when their greatest attention, for the  good of our nation, should be on the fate of our farmers. Indeed, to save many from bankruptcy, some form of action in immediate cash aid is vital and the sooner the better! Simple as that, if prices are to remain as low as they are! Farmer friend Todd Sandberg of rural Ortonville submits a nice piece . today: "In 1896 William Jennings Bryant said it best, 'Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic, but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.' As long as the North American farmer can supply our food at a price that allows us to spend the greatest part of our income for our cars and TVs and recreational items, our high standard of living can continue. But, when our farmers can no longer produce our low-cost food, or when they have no economic incentive or ability to produce this food - truly, again, 'the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.'" An Albino Hummingbird was seen at the Lefty Mehlhop home last week. The bird has come to the Sugar Water feeder several times a day ... seems to be larger than the other Hummers who appear and his beak is a brighter orange. The Mehlhops aren't able to get a picture of the Hummingbird, as he is too fast and constantly moving; but he is an attractive bird and fun to watch, they say! Also writing about the unidenti- fied lady being Winnifred Barber is reader Robert H. Nelson of St. Peter. "Also in the Dec. 17, 1996, issue of The Independent," writes Nelson, "you had a picture of the OHS band. You mentioned that 'one would have been around a while if you recognize any of these members.' In addition to the ones that you mentioned, I was sitting in the front row in the chair and just beneath the bell of the sousa- phone on thexight. I played a French Horn. Best wishes to you and pleas- ant memories." A day after Rochester Ollee arrested a man for personating a state pesti- cide inspector, Minnesota's Department of Agriculture has issued a warning to homeowners to be on guard against con artists pretend. ing to be state inspectors. dents in the classrooms, the youth in the congregations, kids as a whole. The public has seen the pictures and heard the stories about teen pregnan- cy, violence, school failure, substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, eating disorders, and suicide. You don't want to hear this again. You .feel powerless to help because nothing - no program, initiative, strat- egy, or organization - seems to be working long enough or hard enough. It's depressing, frustrating, and fright- ening, but it doesn't have to be that the key. Quality relationships can form with or without a program . a neighbor playing basketball with the kids, an elderly neighbor caring enough to object to a child using foul language and a parent supporting that correction. The critical issue is the care and support that grows through relation- ships. Not only adults with children but adults supporting adults in a com- mitment to accountability. Money may help sometimes, but the commit- ment and involvement of caring peo- alone. This is the community: All of us. This program is really based on the will of the people, the heart and soul ofthe, community. Ortonville, aren't you letown with a heart? Thistans families, schools, con- gregations, businesses and neighbor- hoods share a common vision about what matters. Kids need consistent messages. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take responsibility for the children around you. (Adv.) Bellingham/Louisburg By Clarissa Sorenson, Phone 568-2204 Mrs. Vernon Redepenning was present at the Community Day Drawing Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 23rd when her name was called for $100. On Wednesday Sept. 30th the drawing will be for $20. Bruce Dahl of Winsted spent Friday afternoon to Sunday evening at the Betty Nelson home and was here for bow hunting of deer. Minnie Schellberg returned home last Wednesday afternoon after spending a week with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hiepler at Willmar. Joan Strei and Betty Nelson went to Dawson Wednesday afternoon and took Melanie Karels and DeLayne Dahl out for a treat at the Dairy Queen. Vivian Murray of Portland, Oregon spent Thursday to Saturday morning at the Vernon and Carol Olson home. Vernori.and Carol Olson attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Alvin and Dorothy Jorgenson Saturday afternoon and the 50th wedding anniversary of Charles and Ihla Thomson Saturday evening. The Guild of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Bellingham met at the Doris Hansen home, rural Louisburg, Thursday afternoon, Sept. 24th with Hilda Brehmer, Dorothy Weber, Arlene Karels, Minnie Giese and Irene Friedrich attending. Minnie was the hostess. Wilbur Goesch of Hot Springs, SD spent Saturday to Monday with Erwin and Pearl Pederson. Glenda Reiffenberger was an additional guest. Diane and Rodney Bakker of Granite Falls were Sunday afternoon guests at the Ned Gloege's and evening guests on Sunday were Glenda Reinke and Dave Hotbenke. Carol Bergerson and Meraqada Redeperining were coffee guests of Elsie Bergerson in Madison Thursday afternoon. Friday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz visited Myrtle Maatz at the Madison Lutheran Home. Robert and Joan Ronglien attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Charles and Ihla Thomson at the VFW in Madison Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brandt of Willmar and Karen Buchmann of Puyallup, Washington were visitors on Wednesday at the Mannie Karels home and all were supper guests at the Dick Ohm and also Dene Ohm. They were Wednesday overnight guests at the Mannie Karels home. Gert Rakow and Florence LaGue of rural Dawson visited at the Ione Kleven home at Milan Sunday afternoon. Betty Nelson and Joan Strei attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Dorothy and Alvin Jorgenson Saturday afternoon and the 50th wedding anniversary for Charles and Ihla Thomson Saturday evening, The Buck Family reunion was held at the Bellingham City Hall on Sunday afternoon. Those attending included: Mr. and Mrs.. Albert Lotthammer, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Koeckeritz, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Streich, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Jorgenson, all of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Koeckeritz of New Ulm; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Buck of Milbank; Marilyn Buck of Tracy, Lillian Struck, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maatz, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz, Mr. and Mrs. Carol Asche and Steven, Ruth Maatz, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Maatz and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Buck, Dorothea Panning and daughter Doreen of the Arlington area. Norma Larson attended the golden wedding anniversary of Alvin and Dorothy Jorgenson on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Becklin of Eagan spent Thursday to Saturday at the Lloyd Larsen home. Erwin and Pearl Pederson attended Charles and Ihla Thomson's 50th wedding anniversary Saturday evening. Hubert and Meranda Redepenning visited Lydia Abramowski at the Madison Lutheran Home Sunday afternoon. Robert and Joan Ronglien were guests of Monica Ring of Edina Tuesday through Thursday. Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz attended the Buck Reunion at the Bellingham City Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Larsen spent Saturday afternoon at the Alvin and Dorothy Jorgenson golden anniversary and Saturday evening at the golden anniversary of Charles and Ihla Thomson at Madison. Linda Vant Hull of St. Louis Park and Eleanor Anderson of Minneapolis were weekend guests of Lucille Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maatz attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Jorgenson and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomson on Saturday. Mrs. Arlene Karels attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Alvin and Dorothy Jorgenon on Saturday afternoon. Wednesday afternoon visitors and supper guests of Hilda Brehmer in honor of her birthday were Mrs. George Verhelst and Eddie Verhelst and Phyllis Boomsma of Huron, SD, Mr. and Mrs. Noble Bjorgan, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Loeschke, Lillian Ninneman, Mrs. Ann Marohl and Rueben Mikkelson. Evening visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Roger Josephson, Mr. and Mrs. Don Roiland, Ione Brehmer, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Frogner and Mandy. Thursday afternoon, Llgyd and Vicki Larsen visited Brnice Boraas at the Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Robert and .Joan Ronglien attended St. John's roast beef dinner and festival in Ortonville on Sunday. Sunday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz visited Edna Boldenow at Appleton. Eleanor Anderson and Lucille Nelson were Sunday evening supper guests of Tom and Lynette Nelson and sons. LuciUe Nelson and Linda Vant Hull attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Dorothy and Alvin Jorgenson at their home on Saturday afternoon. Hubert and Meranda Redepenning attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Charles and Ihla Thomson Saturday evening in Madison. Lucille Nelson and Linda Vant Hull attended the 50th anniversary of Charles and Ihla Thomson at the VI-W Club in Madison Saturday evening. Visitors at the home of Woody Mangel the past week were Preston Mork, Doug Mangel, Hjalmer Mork and daughter Beth of Campbell, California, Vivian Murray of Portland, Oregon and Carol Olson. Saturday morning, Elenore Olson, Carol Olson, Vivian Murray Of Portland, Oregon and Carol Mangel went out for breakfast at DeToy's and stopped to visit Luverne and Marcella Olson. Last Saturday, Jared Roiland took part in the Pedal Tractor Pull at the Apple Fest at Appleton and received 3rd place in the 4-year old division. Lorraine Sorenson spent last Sunday to Thursday in the Twin Cities and was a houseguest, along with Janet Weir, ofAudrey Ruess at Eden Prairie. The sisters,  Shirley Hermeling, Janet Weir, Lorraine and Audrey spent the time together in the Twin Cities. The Guild of St. Peters Lutheran Church of Bellingham met at the Doris Hansen home Thursday afternoon, Sept 24th and was attended by Hilda Brehmer, Dorothy Weber, Arlene Karels, Minnie Giese and Irene Friedrich. Minnie was the hostess. Albert and Tracy Rebehn visited ,Ella- Hanson at Northridge at Ortonville Friday afternoon. Last Saturday night, Janette Hanson and Don Dittes were supper guests of Gary, Mary and Jared Roiland. Guests of Doris Hansen in honor of her birthday Friday afternoon were Ruth Anna Roiland and Helen Haugland of Appleton, Carol Benson of Kandiyohi, Alan and Iris Backiand of Kandiyohi, Ruth Hansen and Alice Hansen of Madison. Gloria Letrud visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manly Owen at South Shore, S D on Sunday. ......... I I Message Frm Sharn"" [ Leather is the very soul of luxury. Something about it intoxicates the senses. I Lounge on a fine leather sofa and you'll know the feeling immediately. Go ahead. Caress the leather's silky texture, inhale its rich, Smn F'alk mysterious aroma, .let yourself be mesmerized by the flicker of candlelight across its surface. [$ Somewhere among all these choices is the perfect addition to your home. 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Last Sunday afternoon, Gary, Mary and Jared Roiland attended the Apple Fest parade at Appleton. Doris and Lloyd Nelson attended the confirmation reception Sunday afternoon at the James Nelson home at Morris in honor of Dana Nelson's confirmation on Sunday morning. 4-H news FEDERATION REPORT Sheila Krueger, Reporter The Big Stone County 4-H Federation meeting was called to order by president Christina Kleindl on Monday, September 28, 1998 at the Clinton Memorial Building. Roll call was taken. Treasure's report was given by Kirstin Koch. Various committee reports were given. Activity Leader, James Thompson, lead us in a game called Clover, Clover, Green Clover ( Duck, Duck, Gray Duck ). The Friend of 4-H Award was voted on, and the recipient will be recognized at 4-H Achievement Night, on October 4. Discussion was held on activities during National 4-H Week, October 4 10. Extension Educator, Carrie Brock Tatge 123 NW 2ncl Street Ortonville, MN ,56278 320-839-2965 t,  .- ...... Olson, presented the new 4-H Into It?" The next will be held on Respectfully Krueger Reporter Pvt. finishes Army National L. Redepenning has basic military C Jackson, Columbia, S Redepenning Is Gilbert L. and of rural Madison graduate of Lac qui School. Open Julie, Matt You are invited at the New Church at 605 N Ortonville, honoring Julie and Matt GrubCt on Saturday, Oct. The program will Men are welcome. many of Julie's old Baby for Cody An open house be held in honor son of Travis and Watertown on from 2-4 p.m. The shower will and Brenda miles north of and relatives Frot, ect, in0 and t, he import, arrl;. Family Lif's'o inuranes a nal,,vf, ie s you determine eoveraoe is Call todaY. '  i,, 6pro-SS, O0O -Oct. lOth, 2pro - Slo, ooo Oct nth Thursday in October at t  [ 1 d'oeuvres from 6-Tpm & 100% Free 00akota Players Club" mewfor0000 &da00cash Page 2  INDEPENDENT