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October 6, 1998

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STONE CELLULAR is now an authorized Radio Shack business. Owner Steve Stern, at left, received a Radio Shack Regional Manager, Tom Lish and District Manager Mark Leonard last week. The were very impressed with te Ortonville store, commending Stern on his efforts. Big Stone ASsistant Manager Rachel Garrett and Jeanette Knip of the Ortonville EDA were also on hand Radio Shack manager's tour of the store. presented a second time to the Ortonville Kiwanis club, this time on the 70th anniversary of their charter- ing. That meeting, in 1993, also was held at the Columbian Hotel. The club also has the programs that were used at the 25th and the 50th anniversaries. These programs and the gavel will be displayed at the banquet this Saturday night. Any former Kiwanians interested in attending this evening of food and entertainment, should make reserva- Library By Laurie Hammel, Librarian Just when you think you've adjusted to the new library building and have remembered the book drop is in the back of the building instead of the front, here we come to mess with your head again! On Monday, Oct. 12, the faster and more accurate. It's also more sophisticated than a paper system, and will allow the library to provide more services. We will finally be able to answer the following questions: "Can you tell me how many books I have checked out?" By typing in your barcode number, you will be able to got a list of every item you have currently checked out and when they're due. "Can you tell me if I have any overdue books? Same as above. "I'm interested in this book, but I can't find it on the shelf. Do you know where it is?" Our card catalog will be tied to the check-in/check-out system, so the computer will tell you if the book is available. If someone else has checked it out, it will tell you when it's due back. I'd like to get this book, but it's at the Willmar Library. How can I get it?" We will be placing requests on the computer by typing in your barcode number rather than filling out paper slips. Each day, each library will print out their list of requests, find the books, and send them to the librarie, that requested them. You will get a notice in the mail when the book is available to pick up. Currently, the paper slips spend a lot of time on the road going from library to library. The computerized process will cut your waiting time substantially. "This book that I want is checked out." Can you call me when it comes back?" You can still place a request on the computer. When the book is checked in, the computer will flash a message to hold it for you. No one else will be able to check it out until you do. "How long is the waiting list.for the new John Grisham book?" When you place your request, the computer will tell you what place in line you have. Lydia Pinkham to appear historical society meeting Big Stone County Historical Society's annual meeting will be held Saturday, Oct. 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the Matador in Ortonville. Appearing on the program will be "Lydia E. Pinkham" who became the United States' first successful busi- nesswoman with her vegetable com- pound and she has much to say about medical practices in the nineteenth century. Lydia is presented in period cos- tume by Marion Hvistendahl of Northfield shown in side photo. An interest in women who have had an impact on history led Marion to research, write and present in peri- od costume six different women - Mary Todd Lincoln (who appeared here last year), Katie Luther, Ann Loomis North, Asta Gruntvig and Hildegard of Bingen. Marion Hvistendahl and her hus- band Jake are both retired teachers, lr Marion taught English at South | Dakota State University and Grand t, View College in Des Moines, Iowa and Jake, Professor Emeritus of Iowa State University. Both of them taught for a year at Hebei Education College in Shijiazhuang, China, before moving to Northfield in 1990. Marion is orig- inally from Ortonviile: a sister of Ann Lundberg and Magdalene Sparrow. Also appearing on the program is Leonard Johnson, a retired English- Speech teacher from Marshall with a humorous monologue. Leonard and his wife, the former Barbara Gruse from Ortonville, currently reside along Big Stone Lake. For improvements to the Museum, money will be raised by selling raffle  tickets for a quilt which will be given away at the Annual Meeting. This quilt has been hand made and donated by Isabel Kraemer of Ortonville. The Historical Society welcomes everyone to this annual meeting. Cost of the three-entree meal, including the entertainment, is $10 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Historical Society a 839-3359, stopping by the Museum in person or dropping a note in the mail to RR1, Box 31, by Oct. 14th. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS IACOBSEN, 9, AND marched with the class in the OHS held Friday is the daughter Pare Jacobsen of is from page 1) remember the four "P"s": , Punch, and Personality. of the club was set the club's first goal "not a single child in Big Stone City shall be at the coming of the presented to the Paul club gave a bearing the Kiwanis the Minneapolis a beautiful plate noting the the club lost track was discovered in an many years later and tions by calling Mona Strege, at 839- Ortonville Public Library will be 2019, or Beth Mueller, at 839-3921 . closed so the staff and a platoon of volunteers can barcode the books. Firefighters ,s is the first of two major steps in  Any Way You Look At It our transition to an automated library o system. W (Continued from page 1) Despite the demands of the job, and serving in one of the few volunteer departments left in Minnesota, Krista says that helping people is the best part, and all three agree that the hard work is definitely worth all the effort. They say the job is demanding at times, but they can go home after each fire knowing that they're doing something worthwhile and helping people, and that's all that matters in the end. Fire Prevention Week is this week, Oct. 4-10, and the entire department reminds everyone to have a fire evacuation plan ready for your home, and to practice fire drills on a regular basis. See fire prevention ad inside this issue. An automated library system? Pray tell, what is that? In a nutshell, the library's going on computer much in the same way the grocery store and Pamida are. Instead of filling out and filing all those blasted cards, we will be zapping the books with a laser gun and keeping track of them on the computer. The second major part of. this process is barcoding you, the patron. Actually, we will be issuing new library cards to everyone. They will be sturdy blue plastic cards with an individual barcode on it that will correspond to you. The cards are at the manufacturer as you read this - I will let you know as soon as they arrive. So why is this a better system than what we've been doing for the past eighty years? Primarily, it's much / How to register and vote ... Voter registration and votiJ is based on your address within the precinct where you are living on elec- tion day. To register you must: * Be at least 18 years old on the day of the election * Be a United States Citizen * Be a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days before the election * Not be under guardianship "of the person" * Have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote * Have not been convicted of a felony without having your civil rights restored. Pry-registration Pre-registration closes 21 days before each election. If you wish to vote in the primary election, your reg- istration must be received in the coun- ty auditor office no later than August 25, 1998. For voting in the general election, your registration must be received no later than October 13, 1998. Call the Big Stone County Auditor " Office at (320)839-2525 if you have fuer questions or if you would like a registration card sent to you. If you are currently registered to vote, you do not need to register again unless you have: * Moved to a different address * Changed your name * Not voted at least once within the last 4 years Election Day Registration If you are not able to pre-register, you can register on election day To do so, you must provide election judges at your polling location with certain acceptable forms or identification to prove your eligibility, such as: * A Minnesota Drivers License, Learner's Permit, or Identification Card with your current address (or the receipt for renewal or change of the license or i.d.) * Another registered voter living in your precinct that will come to the polling location with you to vouch for your residency. EY00007.ARE00'YEAREmYEARU00'YE00--AREEYEII EYECARE IS IMPORTANT[ Get slO Savingr,00 hoHday shopping convenience when you buy our new Christmas Catalog tor ontc S Stop by your nearest JCPenney today! Catalogs available at Liebe Drug Stores in Milbank, Wilmot, Ortonville. 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