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Sons of Norway Lodge evening, Sept. 25th at the in Milbank, SD, the Sons of Norway uet of Granittdalen No. 1 651 of was held. There were 66 :dignitaries, and guests in of Ceremonies, Marvin president, district #1 of Opened the Banquet with of colors of Norway, a and the pledge to America. This was the singing of the man and American The invocation was retired Rev. Marvin A. Lake City He also led the singing of the . prayer. banquet the group with accordian music of Revillo, SD, and of folk songs. program took place president, Kenneth presiding. The 40 new of newly formed Lodge #1-651 were initi- Sons of Norway Lodges. of officers was held. President, Floyd Dailie, Officer, Norman CWC Zion Oct. 20th Christian Womens of the area to morning coffee Oct. 20, at the Zion Ortonville from 9 feature "Honor The be a silent auction of rUits, breads and many of interest. "A Musical Will be vocalist Gerri from Ortonville. Shirley Halso, from SD will tell how 'You Winner." She enjoys and gardening and are $3 inclusive and ?.an be made by Saturday i998 by calling Ruth 3546 or Violet at (605) them know if you to use our free nursery would be by Monday noon, Oct. welcomed also. lunch Oct. 13 Fruit Punch, Egg A Bun, 1/2 Pint Milk Long Hot Dog (5- On A Bun (K-4), Chili Tater Tots, Cole Tidbits, 1/2 Pint Oct. 14 aes, Cinnamon :Milk Turkey On A Bun, Potatoes, Hot Peas or Applesauce Bar, Oct. 16 eel 19 ,lesauce, French 1/2 Pint Milk Pizza, Tossed of Dressing, Baked Dixie Cup (5-12), 1/2 Oct. 20 Wedges, Long Balls in Gravy, Green Beans, Sandwich, Swirl 1/2 Pint Milk la meet Area Fibromyalgia 3.up will meet at the Basement Tuesday, 4 p.m. For more call Janet Parker in bert group meets the of each month and is group for and lupus, a of fibromyalgia fatigue, chronic stiffness, muscle non-restorative Twirlers Twirlers danced to !uares dancing. Oct. 14th will Dawson. On will be Orvin and Merle and dances: Wednesday, t Prasnicki. Twirlers dance on ghts in the Milbank Use the Visitors are always I SONS OF NORWAY INSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS, left to right, are Elaine Aden, Milbank; Anita Remund, Wilmot; Norman Shelsta, Ortonville; Marilyn R. Stemsrud, Stockholm; Amy Mitchell, Milbank; and Floyd Dailie, Milbank. Shelsta, Ortonville; Treasurer, Marilyn Stemsrud, Stockholm, SD; Secretary, Amy Mitchell, Milbank, SD; Historian, Anita Remund, Wilmot and Publicity, Elaine Aden, Milbank, SD. These officers were then installed by District #1 President, Kenneth Mjoen. Letters of welcome, gifts and money were acknowledged from vari- ous Lodges in the District #1, The National and International Lodges. Winners of the door prizes were Lloyd Bagaus, $30 membership; set of wood carved Deer, Ruth Casanova, Aberdeen; granite paper weight and pen set, Doris Enquist, Milbank, SD. People were in attendance from Iowa; Minnesota; and South Dakota. Obituaries Laurel Nelson Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 12, at Zoar Lutheran Church of rural Marietta for Laurel Nelson. Rev. Keith Smith officiated. Special music was provided by organist Arlene Woolery with a trio by Ruth Kruse, Judy Carlson and Jane Peterson and solo by Pastor Smith. Honorary pallbearers were the Ladies Aid of Zoar Lutheran Church. Active pallbearers were Roger Kruse, Steven Eidem, Tad Broschat, Todd Broschat, James Peterson and Charles Woolery. Concluding services were held at Zoar Lutheran Cemetery. Laurel Lee Sandvol was born April 7, 1940, to parents Lorris and Bessie (Flatters) Sandvol at Devils Lake, ND. She was very active in 4-H as a youth. Laurel attended school in Grace City and furthered her education in Nurses Aid Training. She was united in marriage July 7, 1957, to Bryce Nelson at Grace City, ND. To this union three children were born. Laurel and Bryce moved to Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid TAC meeting The UMVRDC TAC/wlfl meet 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 21, 1998 at the Appleton Civic Center. The primary focus of this meeting will be to rate seven road and bridge projects in Lac qui Parle, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine Counties that are candidates to use federal funds from the Southwest Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership. The public is welcome. City, SD, then lived two years in Wahpeton and a few years in the Carrington area. Laurel and Bryce then moved to rural Marietta in 1969. Death came suddenly to Laurel, Oct. 9, 1998; at the Willmar Hospital. She had reached the age of 58 years, six months and two days. In life Laurel enjoyed birds, flowers, camping, gardening and listening and singing to Christian music. She will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother and grandmother always ready to give someone a hug or tell a good joke. Laurel is survived by her husband Bryce of rural Marietta, three children; Larrie and wife Eileen Nelson of Pequot Lakes, Sherrie and husband Craig Clausnitzer of Burnsville, and Michelle and husband Kevin Ellefson of Dawson, nine grandchildren, mother Bessie Sandvol of Grace City, ND, and one sister Verdus and husband Robert Broschat of Brookings, SD. Bellingham school news The girls basketball season has gotten off to a fast start. On Sept. 29, the girls hosted Big Stone. The 5th grade team lost 19-8. Scoring were Tabitha 4, Kara 2, and Meghan H. 2. The sixth grade girls won 20-0. Scoring were Kali with 16 and Tiffany 4. On Thursday, October 1, the girls hosted Milbank Rec #2. The fifth grade lost 16-7. Scoring were Chelsea 3, Kristin 2 and Meghan H. 2. The sixth grade won 18-9. Scoring were Kali 8, Caitlin 4, Heidi 2, Tiffany 2, and Megan C. 2. On Saturday, October 3 the sixth grade played in the Big Stone tournament. First round the girls lost to Milbank Rec #2 12-8. In the second / round, the girls defeated St. Lawrence 13-12. In the consolation finals, the girls defeated Big Stone 12- 9 and captured Fifth Place. Tournament scoring as follows is Caitlin 15, Tiffany 8, Heidi 8 and Megan C. 2. On Monday, October 5, the girls. traveled to Milbank and played Lawrence at Unity Square. The grade lost 10-2. Scoring was 2. The sixth grade lost 8-7. were Caitlin with 5 and Tiffany 2. The girls record so far for the 5th grade is 0-3 and sixth graders record is 4-2. The next home game will be the girls Bellingham tournament on Oct. 24. See you there! Tuesday, 10-13 - GBB (A)Big Stone at &(X)---Bus 5:10 Thurs, Fri-10-15 & 16 MEA no school Monday, 10-19 - Girl Scouts 3:00; School Board Mtg. 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10-20 - GBB (A) Grant- Deuel at 4:00--Bus at 3:10 MENU Breakfast Repair work begins on 75 near Odessa Minnesota's Department of Transportation in Willmar reports Trunk Highway 75 bridge two and a half miles southeast of Odessa will be reduced to one lane during bridge deck repairs. According to Mn/DOT officials, traffic was reduced to one lane beginning Oct. 9th for approximately two weeks so Mn/DOT bridge crews can complete bridge deck repairs on the high truss bridge. Motorists are asked to slow down in the work zone, be alert and prepare for the unexpected. f She was preceded in death by her o"""l"'"hi- Open house set deadline for Strobel's 50th j for students An open house 50th wedding anniversary reception will be held in honor of Martin and Gladys Strobel on Sunday, Oct. 25th from 2 to 5 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville. The open house will be hosted by their children and families. There will be a short program at 2:30 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. "/Seneo00 Ta/Z drt00 raf00 Saturday, October 17, 1998 Benson St. High School Gym 1400 Montana Ave: - Benson, MN 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 80 craflers will tather  sell their unique handmade craft items. Come spend the day browsln& for the upcomin& Holiday Season Get a jump on your Christmas shappin$. NO admission fee. Food and beverages available. RIGHT FROM Something for everyone ! High school students with a grade point average of 'B' or better and college students with a GPA of 'B+' or better are eligible for a $1,000 college scholarship (U.S. citizens only). To receive an application, send a request by Dec. 16, 1998 to Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation at 721 North McKinley Road, PO Box 5012, Lake Forest, IL 60045-5012; fax a request to (847-295-3972; or e-mail a request The first annual, newly reorganized Big Stone Lake Area Ducks Unlimited banquet was held Friday, Oct. 2nd at The Matador Supper Club in Ortonville. The chapter thanks all involved in making the fundraiser such a success. More than $19,000 was raised for improv- ing and increasing duck habitat. In 1998, DU is cost shar- ing in four projects located in Big Stone County. Thanks to all who attended the banquet, joined as members and to all the businesses who donated to the banquet. With your continued support and contributions, we can keep the duck population strong. We thank you all. DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. Big Stone Lake Area Chapter Tuesday--Pancakes, pears, cranberry juice, milk. Wednesday--Breakfast pizza, peaches or pineapple Juice, milk. Thursday--No school Friday--No school Lunch Tuesday--Cheese pizza, lettuce salad with dressings, pears, brownies, bread, milk. Wednesday--Meatballs in gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, applesauce bars, bread, milk. New computer lab Bellingham Elementary School has a new computer lab. Sixteen computers, each with cd-rom and windows 95, and two printers were donated to our school by the 'Computers for Schools Refurbishing Program'. This program was started in 1997 and is sponsored by the State of Minnesota and the Detwiler Foundation and is supported by corporations, foundations and individuals. The computers are older 386, 486 and pentiums that have been donated by businesses and individuals and taken to the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Stillwater, MN, where the inmates do the repairing and upgrading. If you have an older computer of this type, working or not, or any working parts such as vga monitors, cd-roms, printers, memory, etc. you may donate it by calling 1- 800-939-6000 or contact Larry Sheldon at the school. The sixth grade students were given the task of installing an encyclopedia and a word processing program on all the computers, then they entered the addresses of educational web sites. The computers are all hooked to the internet and are available to any class that wishes to use them. The sxth graders used the internet to research information about the northern lights the day after the nice display occurred in the night sky. They found some great pictures taken of previous northern light displays and found out many interesting facts about the northern lights. FIRE PREVENTION WEEK OCT. 4-10, 1998 Fire Prevention Week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of October 9, 1871, which claimed more than 250 lives and destroyed 17,430 structures. In 1911, on the 40th anniversary of the Chicago Fire the Fire Marshals Association of North America proclaimed the nation's first Fire Prevention Day to promote public aware ness of fire safety. Since 1925, the week containing October 9 Chicago Fire anniversary has been the focus of an annual fire safety awareness campaign sponsored by NFPA. In 1998, Fire Prevention week is being observed this week, October 4- 10. The theme for 1998 "Fire Drills: The Great Escape" will focus on developing home escape plans and, most important, practicing them. Eight out of ten fatal fires happen at home, yet most households are unprepared for a fire emergency. While more than half of the respondents to NFPA's 1997 Home Escape survey said they had developed a home escape plan, only 16 had actually practiced it. Bus practice is essential; there's no time to lose in a real fire emergency. This year, as part of the annual Fire Prevention Week campaign, NFPA in cooperation with fire departments, schools and communities across the U.S. and Canadais organizing a unified North America fire drill. HUNTERS... Stay in the Game, Protect your Aim with our large selection of the latest styles in protective eyeware. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH US TO DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS IN EYE SAFETY. EYE.CARE Dr. Christopher J. Conroy OPTOMETRIST Dr. Christopher J. 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