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_, 1ST LT. TRAVIS LIEB is shown second from left with fellow soldiers of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 147th FA, SD Army National Guard. The soldiers were praised and greeted by Sheik Kahli, leader of a local village, near An Nasiriyah, Iraq. Bravo Battery worked on supplying the nearby villages school and providing medical aid to some of the villagers. (Army photo by Master Sgt. Alan Meyer.) (continued from page one) L course. Each branch of service has their own JAG Corps. Lieb is a 1st Lt. in the National Guard and on Oct. 26 will be sworn in as a 1st Lt. in the JAG Corps After he graduates from JAG school, Lieb will be practicing in mil- itary court in Ft. Benning, GA, per- forming much of the same duties as a small town attorney. For the next three years he will be working with claims, administrative law, legal assistance and military justice issues. He hopes to work with trial defense services. Lieb is thrilled to be back in the military serving his country as an offi- cer and ready to start this new chapter in his life. Lieb has a strong military back- ground with several family members having served their country. He will be the third generation of Liebs to retire from the military. His father SFC. George Lieb retired from the Ortonville National Guard in 1996. His mother Phyllis Lieb is also a member of the Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary. =.:back to his country by serving in the -:military, so he joined the SD Army :: National Guard in 2005. Lieb ...passed his bar exam in February 2007 -. :and six days later was alerted that he .. and his battery were to be deployed to ,, Iraq. His Battery was sent to Camp Shelby, MS in October of 2007 and deployed to southern Iraq in January of 2008. According to Lieb, the Iraq his Battery encountered was totally dif- ferent than the Iraq Ortonville's Charlie Company saw. "Today the Iraqi civilians are start- ing to take things into their own hands and the Iraqi Army is becoming stronger on their own," said Lieb. He credits the positive change in Imq due to the work of the U.S. Military including the Ortonville Battery. His fellow soldiers are still serving in Iraq, however Lieb returned home to start the 12-week JAG officer WordAIone meet set for Nov. 1 West Central WordAlone will meet Nov, 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Benson. Details of the program are not fully developed. Coffee at 9:30, program at 10:00. Everyone welcome. ,~ IWIIIll Member FDIC Open Monday through Friday until 4:00 PM and Thursday nights until 6:00 PM lbe oJ" tbe Wbetstone i' tley Big Stone City, South Dakota Wilmot, South Dakota Phone 605-862-7676 Fax 605-862-7677 Bob and DeLores Pavik and Warren Nasby and Diane Johnson along with Joseph and Susan Karels would like to announce the engage- ment of Stacey Nasby and Jamie Karels. Stacey is a 2006 graduate of the U of M Morris. She is employed as a Program Coordinator for Oakridge Residential and Support Services in Brainerd. Jamie is a 2001 graduate from Northwest Technical College and currently farms near Bellingham. The couple plan to live near Bellingham upon Jamie's return from his upcoming deployment with the Minnesota National Guard. A Feb. 7, 2009 wedding at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rosen is planned with a reception and dance to follow in Morris at the Old #1. LifeLight Tours to perform at Milbank Armory LifeLight Tours featuring Phil Joel, Pete Good and Angel Dean will be at Milbank, SD at the Milbank Armory on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. Please call 605-949-2623 for more information. APPLETON-For the second time in two years Prairie Home Companion humorist and Minnesota icon Garrison Keillor ventured to the prairie to boost campaigns for his DemoCratic pals. His 70 minute monologue in a Swift County Fairgrounds shelter in Appleton was surprisingly bereft of political commentary, although prior to his monologue and immediately afterwards Keillor dove into the political arena. Approximately 400 persons attended the Senatorial District 20 event. MONTEVIDEO-According to MnDOT Supervisor Jim Christenson, crews are working on the final grade, finishing curb and gutter, and laying bituminous along the Highway 7 beltline. The crew was finishing the bituminous on 1 lth Street in front of the Chippewa County Courthouse recently. The highway is scheduled to be open for traffic sometime during the week of Oct. 27, weather permitting. KERKHOVEN-Maintenance crews from Burlington Northern Santa Fe have been busy replacing ties on the main line with West Central Minnesota. The tracks are being readied for increased speeds for freights. Large piles of the old timbers have risen in towns along the route, including Kerkhoven. BENSON-Nowhere in sight were the otter and "Big Coal" suits. Gone, too, were the PR created charts and large blow-up photographs of a mega-power line and a coal plant. Indeed, a planned meeting between executives with the Otter Tail Power Co. and one of its primary adversaries in the Big Stone II controversy, Clean Up the River Environment, occurred in a Benson coffee shop recently in an effort of peaceful co-existence. Apparently some areas of mutual agreement exists, including joint promotions of energy conservation, the promotion of wind power development in Minnesota and a push for Western U.S.-based "smart grid" technologies. DAWSON-While the BMX bike facility south of the river at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawson is another place for kids to participate in recreation, it is also not without some complaints. Council member Pam Helgeson states that she has had many complaints about the noise. Residents in the area have complained that they can't have their windows open or enjoy having company over outside to grill because of the number of older teens not using the facility but hanging out there using foul language. Helgeson says it is really disturbing to a lot of people down there seven days a week. STARBUCK.At its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, the Starbuck City Council deemed a dog owned by Heather Nelson as a dangerous animal, after two documented issues with the dog in a 17-month period. According to Starbuck Police Chief Jim Minion, the dog named Cuervo, had already been deemed potentially dangerous after an April 2, 2007, incident in which the dog reportedly bit Starbuck Police Officer Brian Klassen while he was responding to a call Minion said the most recent issue came on Aug. 22, when the dog chased a six-year-old boy down the road before the boy found an open car window and dove into the car to get away from the dog. I I I By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Theresa Kovarik and her husband Frank visited with her mother Phyllis Schluter on Saturday, Oct. 11. They had a good time visiting. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Leger of Montevideo spent the week-end of Oct. 10 camping with Gert and Russ Leger. Vi Hansen had the pleasure of going with her daughter Sue Hanratty to Millca to baby-sit the little daughter o~f John and Sara Marte and great- granddaughter of Vi.' Vi enjoyed it very much. Vi Hansen served dessert to the residents of the Homerite apartments on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 15. Thursday, Oct. 10 to Monday, Oct. 13 Melvin and Florence Loeschke were in Jackson, WI to visit the Heidtke families. On Wednesday, Oct. 15, 20 people came on the bus to the Community Center in Montevideo from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a Senior Expo. It was an interesting and nice day. There was good food, nice music, and interesting lessons: Mike Wiesner from Shreveport, LA and Jim and Dennis Wiesner from Andover came to visit Phyllis Schluter on Wednesday, Oct. 15 and enjoyed hunting with their dogs. The MOMS Bible Study Group will be meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the library at St. John's. It is a eight week study that explores motherhood as a vocation. They are also looking for prayer partners which is another way to be involved. Sign up is still available and there is plenty of room. You can call Beth Erickson at 839-2873 or the main number at 839-2772. The New Ulm Diocese is putting on their annual senior high youth rally in Benson on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Benson High School. There main theme is the gifts of the Holy Spirit. They will have things like music groups, speakers, Mass, dinner, and possibly a dance. For more information call St. John's at 839-2772 or 839-2873. Friday evening, Oct. 10 and Saturday morning, Oct. 11 Tim Redepenning and Boone of rural Mazappa stayed with and visited Dan and Joyce Nelson. Saturday noon, Oct. 11 Dan and Joyce Nelson and Tim Redepenning attended the luncheon at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Odessa. Sunday, Oct. 12 Dan and Joyce Nelson, Tim Redepenning, and Florence Nelson and Delores Storm both of Appleton attended Eidskog Lutheran Church's Fall turkey dinner. James Karelsfrom Tallahassee, FL is coming on Friday, Oct. 17 to visit his mother Cathy Karels for the week- end. He is in route for a meeting in Duluth on Monday, Oct. 20. St. John's Catholic Church Bowl of Love met Thursday, Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m.. The ladies continued their Bible study and recycled cards. At 11 :(30 was Mass followed by a potluck. Johnny Larson's sister Vema Scott of Ortonville had lunch with Johnny and Arlene Larson on Thursday noon, Oct. 16. Week-end visitors at the Art Hoernemann's this past week-end were John and Matt Van Deirendonk and Jim Hoernemann. They were hunting pheasants. Jim Sheaver and two friends were also here hunting. Also Sunday visitors were John and Charlene Sovanskie of Kewanna, IL and Debra Hoernemann spent the ',,a I afternoon. ] High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, Oct. 17 were Mel Ehlert and Mary Lou Croatt. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! I I The best way to prevent the flu is to be vaccinated. NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER Tuesday, Oct. 28 1:30-5:00 PM Wednesday, Oct. 29 1:30-5:00 PM Thursday, Oct. 30 1:30-5:00 PM "'Please call ahead to let us know what day you would like to come in for your vaccination. Ortonville Area Health Services CLINTON NORTHSIDE CLINIC ' MEDICAL CENTI~R CLINTON CLINIC Tuesday, Nov. 4 1:30-5:00 PM ~!iiiiiiii~ For more information, call (320) 839-6157. Tuesday, Oct. 21,2008 INDEPEND,ENT Page 3 I