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Ortonville and Big Stone City rchants invite our neighbors mete shop our friendly, cittes! Santa Gals and Guys To Serve You with Another All. Victorian Look Stone City.. .2009 i Obituaries Patrick Michael McMahon Patrick McMahon, 45, of Starbuck formerly of Ortonville died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck. Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville with Fr. Robert Goblirsch officiating. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in Odessa. Visitation-is one hoUr prior to the service at the church. Patrick Michael McMahon, the son of Robert and Sandra (Jahn) McMahon, was born Sept. 30, 1964 in Sioux City, IA. He was baptized arid confirmed at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. He attended and graduated in 1983, from Ortonville High School. After graduation he went to Alaska Velinda Zemple Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville with Rev. John Ragan officiating. Interment will be in the Mound cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. at .... Zion: ,Lutheran, Church,' with a Prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Velinda Zemple~ 89, was welcomed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Nov. 27 at the Northridge Residence surrounded by family and friends. Velinda Christa Petra Stevens was born on Oct. 13, 1920, to Andrew and Sena (Freeman) Stevens in Hegbert Township, Swift County. She was baptized in the Christian faith at the Hegbert Lutheran Church and confirmed at Eidskog Lutheran Church. Her elementary education was at the Correll Elementary School and she graduated with the Class of 1940 from Ortonville Public School. Velinda was united in marriage to Richard Zemple and to this union two daughters were borrl. Velinda was a devoted wife and gracious homemaker. The coffee pot was and worked on the Pipeline until 1988. He returned home and was united in marriage to Lisa Chase July 14, 1990. They were blessed with a daughter, Bailey. Pat loved his daughter, Bailey Nikole, she was his life. He ached for her and missed her very much. This was the only feeling Pat never was afraid to share. Pat started his own trucking business, in 1988 until 1994 when he went into carpentry in Odessa. Pat was diagnosed with "Picks Disease" and went to a group home in Willmar. He later in 2003 moved to a home in Morris. Febuary 2009 he moved to Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck. Pat enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding horse. He enjoyed wrestling in high school. He loved attending ~hockey games with his daughter. The things his family remembers most about Patrick are: His love of life and people, always happy and friendly, willing to give a hand, love teasing children, liked to show people how to always on and homemade goodies were always ready to enjoy. They farmed together and shared chores duties, which she enjoyed thoroughly. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed exhibiting at the Big Stone County Fair. She was a 4-H assistant leader and a member of the Almond Homemakers. After Richard's untimely death in November 1960, Velinda and Sharon moved to Ortonville. Velinda began waitressing at the Stenson's~Mobit,Cafr, later to the Corner Caf6 and then to Cashtown Caf6 working there for 23 years until retiring. As a faithful OHS Sports Booster Supporter she knitted orange/black caps and mittens as the various teams went to Regional-State Tournaments. She enjoyed knitting baby caps, blankets and afghans, Christmas .boots, scarves, and dishcloths. Many of her family and friends were recipients of these gifts. Following retirement she became a volunteer for Ortonville Senior Center, RSVP and at Northridge Residence. Velinda was very proud of her family and always had a big smile when the grandchildren and great grandchildren came to visit. She faithfully followed the sporting events which they participated in, be it on radio or reading about the events in the local newspaper. (Attested by the clippings in her scrapbooks). do things, did things to make morn mad just so he could laugh at her, and Pat was never still, he was always moving. Pat passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at the Minnewaska Home in Starbuck. He will be missed by all his family and friends. He is survived by his daughter, Bailey McMahon of Allen, NE; parents, Robert and Sandra McMahon of Odessa; brothers, Robert Jr. (Karen) McMahon of Ortonville, Jeff McMahon of Ortonville, Tim McMahon of Odessa; sisters, Debra (Dennis) Braun of Mesa, AZ,.Teresa (Larry) Snyder of Gainsville, TX, Melissa Pederson of Ortonville, Heather (Nathan) Koch of Wheaten; a good friend and mother of their daughter, Lisa (Chase) Gunsolley; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Doris and Cliff Powell, Fredrick Jahn, Robert and Laura McMahon. Zion Lutheran was Velinda's "church home" since 1941, where she enjoyed being a member of the Ladies Aid/Lutheran Church Women, serving as Kitchen Custodian and a member of the Altar Guild. Velinda is survived by her daughters, Betty (Richard "Dick") Casper, and Sharon (Raul "Louie") Martinez, granddaughter, Carla Dobbs, great grandson, Devan Dobbs, great granddaughter, Jaycie Gunderson, mad niece Jillene 0Nalterl "Bud") Strasser. She was blessed with a wonderful extended family throughout the years. Velinda was preceded in death by husband, Richard, granddaughter, Elisa, an infant sister, her parents, brother and sister-in-law and many other treasured loved ones. Blessed be the memory of Velinda Zemple. Pallbearers will be Devan Dobbs, Bud Strasser, Gene Moberg, Steve Nelson, Tom Tobin, and Mike Carlson. Honorary Bearers will be Bryan Delage, MD, Greg Peterson, DC, Staff and Residence of Northridge, Staff of Countryside Health Service, Staff and Residence of Lakeside Apartments. Organist will be Tonya Barnhardt. Soloists will be Rev. John and Tammy Ragan Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville are in charge of the arrangments. B iel SChba Ch 605-432-5032 LUNG t~$al~y twice as many American women breast cancer each year. KNqOW =bs a.d symptoms of this disease, VISIT i Trees Are Here! Fraser Fir / Balsam Fir ..... II spri nT TpTT E O I 01~11J JL't.AUIVJ, 0 oi . R .ovRs. Landscape & Deslgn Monday-FridaYl2:OO_?:OO P~ "- ~ -- "" ...... ~.~ 320-839-7060 ~,, Located at the intersection of Hwys. 12 & 7 in Ortonville~ MN "Christmas Bargain" Cities HIN1 vaccination expands to CDC priority groups State health officials said today they will begin recommending that health care providers and local public health agencies in Minnesota begin offering the 2009 H1N1 infltienza vaccine to the full list Of priority groups identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Until now, with vaccine in very limited supply, vaccination efforts in the state have been focusing on a lim- ited number of people who faced the highest risk from H1N1 influenza. Those groups are estimated to include about 718,000 Minnesotans, primari- ly 'children under five, older children with underlying health problems, pregnant women and certain health care workers. With the supply and availability of vaccine in the state steadily increas- ing, it's now possible to begin order- ing and providing vaccine for the entire list of CDC priority groups, according to Kris Ehresmann, direc- tor of the infectious disease division at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The expanded list is estimated to include about 2.7 million people in the state. "We have ordered almost one mil- lion doses of vaccine to date," Ehresmann said. "We think the supply is now sufficient to begin offering vaccine to all of the high priority groups in the next few weeks." Under the distribution system being used in Minnesota, MDH con- tinues to order additional vaccine as soon as it is allocated to the state by CDC. The vaccine is then delivered ( Check out directly to local health departments and health care providers. People for whom the vaccine will now be targeted include those who are: Age six months through 24 years, with or without a health condition that puts them at higher risk of medical complications from influenza. . Age 25 years through 64 years with a chronic medical condition that puts them at higher risk of medical complications from influenza. Pregnant women. Health care providers or emer- gency medical services personnel. Living with or caring for children under six months of age. Ehresmann"cautioned that not everyone in these groups will be able to get vaccine immediately. The sup- ply is still limited, so people will still need to be patient and check with their health care provider or their local health department about the availability of vaccine in their area. Local health agencies and health care providers are also expected to make public announcements as more vac- cine becomes available. Local health departments around the state are likely to schedule more public clinics as more vaccine becomes available. MDH officials will activate an H1N1 vaccine "clinic locater" tool on or shortly after Nov. 30. The clinic locater will be avail- able on the MDH Web site at The locater will allow users to find a flu clinic loca- tion by zip code. The clinics will gen- erally be limited:to people in:specific our web site at risk groups. Health officials say it's likely to be January before there will be enough vaccine for everyone who wants it. Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Sanne Magnan noted that the next few weeks are an opportune time to be vaccinated against the H1N1 virus. While overall influenza activity is declining in the state, "there is still plenty of disease out there," she noted. Although officials expect the current assessment of flu activity in the state to be downgraded shortly - from "widespread" to "regional"- some areas in Minnesota and the rest of the country will continue to have higher levels than others. The approaching holidays are also a time when people may be traveling to or from one of the places that still have significant flu activity, raising the possibility that people will be exposed to the disease. "It will be good for those in the priority groups t.o get vaccinated in December to pro- tect themselves and their loved ones from H1N1 influenza for the holi- days," Magnan said. Magnan also emphasized that, if past pandemics are any indication, a third wave of illness could occur later this winter - possibly in January or February. "Getting vaccinated in the next weeks and months is the best way to tamp down a possible third , wave," she said. "I appreciate how patient and persistent Minnesotans have been and we're asking everyone to continue to work together through this pandemic." www.ortonvilleindependent, com ): for Price BUY a Sportsman a Sportsman 90 or an Outlaw 50 Red/Green, 500He also available in orange madness All Youth Models come with a FREE Helmet! Warning: ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety, avoid operating Polads ATVs or RANGEFI~ vehicles on paved sur- faces or public roads, Never carry passengers unless the vehicle has been designed by the manufacturer specifically for that pur- pose. All passengers must be at least t2 years old and lall enough to grasp hand holds and place feet tirmly on the footrests or floor. 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