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ai; er daughter t Chile i NDEPE NDENT' hearing-impaired .............. .... .... . i note: The following authored by Troy in a recent The Redwood Redwood Falls, MN. is Robin Stegner, of the Vince } trouble hearing? a hearing problem can reraedied with the use of a device that fits into the the hearing process - the Rotary club member the use of a hearing her hearing trouble. 'ho has found success in hearing aid, it was easy promote others using when she heard that had a program children with hearing providing hearing aids the chance to get per- !nally heard about the pro- a meeting of the Rotary that this project was she explained. "I want- myself the children's heard sounds for the Stegner accompanied Margolis of the iversity Rotary Club Chile. aid and I know to be able to hear "I wanted to help to hear better, too. called the Hearing Foundation, is gift of hearing to the Santiago. specializes in serving children for all ages Every student had their ear cast and sent to have the mold made (in the U.S.)," she said. We brought the molds down. These are very powerful hearing aids given to the students." She added that most of the students could hear right away with the new aids, but that there were others who had more difficulties. "There are not more deaf people in Chile," she explained. "There is just no access to things like there is here." To outfit the eight class rooms in the school would take about $70,000, which was raised in part by 17 Rotary clubs. While in Chile, Stegner was hosted by the Carlos and Viviana Mendez family. Garlos is a part of the local rotary club in Santiago. Not being able to speak the lan- guage made things more difficult, but not impossible, as there were plenty of people who could translate. Stegner had not been to South America before, so this was a new experience for her. Yet she stressed the fact that she was not in Chile as a tourist. I told them that I would only go if they could put me to work," she said. Having no training in how the sys- tems were run, Stegner helped with a lot of the clerical work and with fit- ting the systems on the children. As Stegner observed the people of Chile, she said that her trip reinforced the fact that there is not that much dif- ference among people from any part of the world, especially when it comes to helping children. to Stegner, there are program. The first is fstem for the class- COnsists of a transmitting by the teacher and the students. A sig- is received by use of this system is noise. part of the program is aid given to each Gregory J. Peterson i- Specializing in Back, Neck and Extremity Care for the Entire Family. Phone 320-839-2323 OFFICE HOURS: Mort., Wed., Fri. 8:30-5:00; Tues. & Thurs. 8:30-12:00; Sat. by appointment 215 SE 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Office (320) 839-2323 Home (320) 839-6246 transportation system for all ages. Toll-Free 877-757-4337 (877) PS-KtDES Monday, Oct. 191:h To Minneapolb Area 7:30 am-5:00 pro, Monday-Friday (You may  Ca1320-269-8727) Marshall a riders indMdual reques or plan trips for riders in large groups. Weekly and/or monthly trips to destinations shown on the map out,de of the five-coun W area are a regular part of our bus routes. Please call for more information and schedules. is a public svstem for all five county area Minnesota. Its fan a wide variety of needs for its Dispatchers will around What people want'for children is the same," she said. "People every- where are committed to helping chil- dren. The Rotary Club is a group that is dedicated to helping children. A project that started four years ago when Dr. Robert Margolis made contact with a former student from Chile and discovered what the situa- tion was like in the country has come to fruition. The Rotary Club, which collects finances to help with projects like this is committed to world service pro- jects. According to Stegner, there is a new campaign to help with hunger worldwide. That means the local club is focusing its efforts globally as well as locally with organizations like the Food Shelf. It is presently selling roses to help raise money for its projects. Stegner knew that her trip to Chile meant a lot of hard work, but she also knew that it would be a chance of a lifetime that she would never forget. "I got to see the real part of Chile," she said. When Stegner came back to Minnesota on Sept. 7, she came back changed. "It was great to meet people in another country," she said. Seeing the children, she said, was her-favorite part of the entire trip. It was especially rewarding to see the faces of the children who could hear better. As the organization and people like Stegner continue to make a dif- ference in the lives of children around the world and at home, there is one thing that is for sure. Lives will be changed. Winter storage at fairgrounds Sunday Boats and campers will be put into storage at the Big Stone County fairgrounds on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. Please note the change in the day from the past few years. It was decided at the Aug. 11 fair board meeting that no cars will be stored at the fairgrounds this year. In the past, the cars have been stored in the Industrial Building, however, the floor is in need of repair so the additional weight is a concern. The board requests that when storing your boat or camper this year, if the owner cannot be there, please be sure that someone can stay with the unit until it is stored. No unit will be stored without payment being made that day. When storing a unit at the fairgrounds, it is for six months. Cost for storage this year is: boats/ 15 feet and under - $40, boats 16 feet and over - $50, campers and coaches 25 feet and under - $60 and campers and coaches over 25 feet - $75. Anyone with questions can contact Elaine Gustafson at 325-5963. Crafts, Gifts and More new location Crafts, Gifts and More has relocated to the Kaye Building on Ortonville's Main Street. The craft consignment store offers seasonal gifts and decorations, jams and jellies and a variety of other stocking stuffers and gift ideas. The store will be open now through Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m - 2 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday evenings from Dec. 14-23. There will be a variety of special events happening now through Christmas, and the public is invited to stop in and check out Crafts, Gifts and More's new location. The bus picks you up. A staff" driver ',,,'ill pick vcm up at your dobr. Ydu will be joining additional riders. The dispatcber will schedule ,,'oar ride .e .... with either a  '"_'d volunteer driver or | 1_ thc bus. The "" " i ' dectsion will be made with regard to all the other requests that 'fiave been taken that day. A volunteer driver picks you up. A volunteer will use their personal vehicle to pick you up at your loor: You may'be joining additi6nal riders. A donati.op 9 r pavment.for your nae Is requestea. Our dispatcher will be lad to exp.lain the cost of your fare wFien you call to hedule your rittc LTC WAYNE HAYES - BATTALION COMMANDER of the Ortonville National Guard welcomes new Battalion Command Sergeant Major Jon Ninneman and new private Dustin Athey, son of Robert Athey of Big Stone City, SD. Shown from left to right are LTC Hayes, Battalion CommandSergeant Major Ninneman, Dustin, and CSM (retired) Dwayne Koehntopp of Ortonville. Deer Are On the Move So drive carefully to keep your family safe/ If you do hit a deer, bring your car to us for top quality service. Windshield Repair and Replacement -100% Customer Satisfaction Complete Collision Repair -1 HOURS: --'=" Mon.-Fd. 8arn -Ssa:3P9:n. 1T2 UrSnoo:ghts 'ti, 8pro; -P_ROG R E$S I VE COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenlmck 109 SE 2nd SL- Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-2255 THE ROGGENBUCK FAMILy is dedicated to serving you. Left to right, in front, are Jason and Dillan; in back, Linda, lorden, Dustin and Steve. i[ Mark Your Calendars Now/ Big Stone County Special Collection R R Magazines, Catalogues, Telephone Directories and Clean, Useable Clothing Pick up will be at the specified times and locations listed below. Please bring your magazines, catalogues, telephone directories and clean, useable clothing to the site ONLY during the time listed. ODESSA ............. City Hall ................. 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. CORRELL ............ County Garage ........... 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. JOHNSON ........... Post Office ......... 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon BARRY .............. Post Office ............... 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. BEARDSLEY ......... County Garage ............ 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. GRACEVILLE ........ Old City Garage ........... 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CLINTON ........... County Garage ............ 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. ORTONVILLE ........ Recycling Center ...... 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a SEMI-ANNUAL recycling effort. Your next chance to recycle magazines, catalogues, directories and useable clothing will be in the spring.