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GEARING UP FOR HALLOWEEN were the Big Stone Little Lions Preschoolers as they picked pumpkins during orange week at the Marlyn and Reva Schumacher pumpkin patch. ii:il Receive up to a iill 6.9% APR and Fixed Payments for 60 Months** Rebate with the purchase of a with the purchase of .......... qualifying Lennox® Home Comfort a qualifying Lennox® System on a Home Climate Home Comfort System consumer credit card account 24-HOUR SERVICE UTILITY COMPANY REBATES MAKE THE SAVINGS EVEN BETTER! 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I not paid when due, all sbeeial promotional terms may be terminated Existing cardho{ders should see their credit card agr~nle~t !o~ standard terms © 2008 Leenox bldustries Inc See your patti¢ipat ng Lennox deaier for details Lennox dealers ~*~ c~er~ ioc~ude independently owned and operated businesses Innovano~feU~o~" 2008 Toyota Corolla - $14,900 Fully Loaded, 9,000 miles 2006 GMC Canyon 4x4 - $15,500 4 door, Fully Loaded, 32,000 miles Kevin Bad(strand Ortonville, MN 320-839-7197 or 3Z0-839-2911 (continued from page one) • During the past sev- eral years on the school board, we have worked very hard to keep spend- ing down while maintaining classes. 2). I would make a good school board member because I love kids and that's what schools are about. I volun- teer for Lunch Buddies two times a month. I have lunch with several Kindergarten or first grade students. As a volunteer for Listen and Learn in Mrs. Thomps0n's second grade, I help students with reading, spelling and math. I have volunteered to watch and play with Circle of parents children while their parents meet and discuss parenting concerns. I have and I will work hard to stay up to date on school issues. I want to be a part of keeping our school as great as it is. Brent Zahrbock 1). I truly believe one of the most important issues facing the Ortonville School District is trying to continue providing an excellent education with our current number of programs and choices in an era of declining enroll- ment. I feel that in the eight years that I have been a school board member, I've seen tremendous cooperation from teachers to administration and to district patrons. The district patrons Senior Nutrition programs celebrate 35 years Across Minnesota, Senior Nutrition Programs--often referred to as "Senior Dining" - are celebrating their 35th year of service in the State. In July of 1973, the Governor's Citizen's Action Council on Aging awarded its first Older American's Act grants for the purpose of establishing "nutrition programs for the elderly." Prairie 5 COmmunity Action Council '07 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFi '05 Polaris Ranger500 4x4 was one of the agencies to receive a I 4x4, 600 miles, came windshield, roof & back pane 210 hrs. I . grant. Senior Dining mealsites were i '91 Yamaha Blaster, blue ...................................... : ........................ $1,250 ~-=..~\A ~ i established throughout Region 6W. I '92 Polaris Trail Blazer 250 4x4, snowplow ...~C)]~) .................. $1,500 li lnlg I Across Minnesota, 3.3 million meals I '95 Suzuki King Quad, 4x4, blue .................................................... $1,985 I "; per year are served at 600 mealsites. I '96 Polaris Magnum 425, 4x4, blue ............................ : .................. $1,300 I ~o ~' The Senior Nutrition Programs are | '01 Polaris Xplorer 400, 4x4, green, new tires ............................... $3 000 "~[~[~[[.~'~L~ ~[~1~ i more than just a meal! In addition to | '03 Yamaha Blaster ............ . ........................................................... $1,995 | the nutritious meal, the dining sites | '03 Polaris Sportsman 700, 4x4, green .......................................... $3,650 ~111~lllllNt~l~ | | '04 Polaris Sportsman 700 EFi, 4x4, w/plow & winch, came ......... $4 800~.J~lEl~l~ll~ | offer opportunities for socialization, l '05 Polaris Sportsman 500, 4x4, 244 miles, blue .......................... $4,50 | volunteering, education, and are links I '05 Polaris Sportsman 400, 4x4, blue ............................................ $3,150 B to other community services that pro- I I mote independent living. 1i .12 -Milbl KSD bs ba 55-5 209. 99 4 I In honor of the 35th Anniversary, I the local Senior Dining site in I Uffill l'il luri = uue-,,o--m,, s~a~ie~ Erie 605-949-7710 I Ortonville, located at the Ortonville i Milbank, South Dakota i Community Center, invites the public to a "Meal of Celebration" on Friday, | I Oct. 24. Meal reservations will be required, and can be made by calling the Center at 320-839-3555. The menu for this celebration will be Roast Beef, Boiled Potatoes and Gravy, Winter Blend Vegetables, Pudding, Assorted Breads, Milk and Coffee. Make your reservation soon! BIJY' Ii.'RBfl"HlltE- The first year of the SowBridge Breeding Herd Education Series just finished, and registrations are now being taken for the next year of the program, which will begin Nov. 5. "The SowBridge program provides valuable information on the daily care and management of the sow herd from breeding through lactation, as well as piglet care," states Mark Whitney, program. Participants follow along with the presentations on their com- puter while listening to the presenter via a toll-free telephone line. "Many breeding/gestation units have had employees view and listen over their noon break, using a speaker tele- phone," states Whitney. The program topics and speakers are: swine specialist with Un!versity of Nov. 5, 2008: Composting Minnesota Extension. We have Mortalities, with Dr. Bob Thaler, brought together national industry South Dakota State University experts to discuss options for key 'Dec. 3,2008: Proper Euthanasia of issues affecting this segment of the Sows and Piglets, with Dr. John Deen, pork industry." University of Minnesota The distance learning program is Jan. 7, 2009: Breeding May 6, 2009: Reproductive Manipulation using PG600, with Dr. Rob Knox, Univ. of Illinois June 10, 2009: Reproductive Manipulation using Matrix, with Dr. Ron Bates, Michigan State University July 1, 2009: On-Farm Semen Evaluation, with Dr. Wayne Singleton, Purdue University Aug. 5, 2009: Induction of Farrowing, with Dr. Tim Safranski, University of Missouri Sept. 2, 2009: Sow Watch and Piglet Care the First 24 Hours, with Matt Davis, Herd Livestock Oct. 7, 2009: Effective Pest and Rodent Control, with Dr. Ralph have been highly supportive of educa- designed for owners, employees, tion in our school district and for that • technicians, managers and technical we should be very thankful. "Our service providers involved in manag- teachers and staff are a dedicated and ing or caring for boars, sows and/or loyal group who all W iht our stddehts '-,, heirditters;, Several Extension pro- to succeed and we thank them as well. But as we look into the future and see less and less children, which drives the revenue portion of our budget, it will be an increasingly tough challenge to provide all the existing programs and choices. 2). I have a few years of experi- ence on the board; I genuinely care about the district patrons, the school staff, administration, and especially the students and the future of OHS; I am open minded; I am willing to lis- ten; I have good communication skills; I have the ability to "accept the will of the majority"; and I have the conviction that public education is important. I believe these are a few of the qualities or reasons that make me a good candidate for the Ortonville School Board. Renee Eustice 1). Working through the consolida- tion process, merging of the faculty, school board, students and what our school will look like once these things have all taken place. 2). I have eight great reasons why I feel I will make a good school board member. I feel strongly that school districts are the most successful when they are made up of individuals who have children currently attending school. With children in the district, you are right in the "trenches" with them. You have a greater sense of stu- dents' needs and how they are affected directly or indirectly by the decisions that are made. Harley Helgeson 1). The most important issue facing our school district today is the chal- lenge of preparing our children to grow into successful citizens in a fast changing global community. We must embrace new technology and incorpo- rate it into our curriculum so that our graduates are well prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. Also, declining enrollment and decreased funding that go with it will be an issue for our school. The school board needs to be creative in coming up with ways to meet the needs of our students while working with lirrdted resources. 2). I would be a good school board member because I have four children, one who graduated from OHS, and three who attend Ortonville School now. It is important for people with children attending school currently to be represented on the board. Giving our children the best educational opportunities possible is my family's highest priority. Another reason I would make a good school board member is because I have 12 years experience serving the public as a member of the Odessa town board, where I served from 1994-2006. While on the board, I served as super- visor and chairman. grams have developed this program. Each month a new program is pre- sented, lasting approximately 45 min- utes. Presentations are mailed on a CD to participants one week prior to the Management in Pens and Stalls, with Williams, Purdue University Bob Ivey, Maxwell Foods Registration and program informa- Feb. 4, 2009: Crossfostering and tion are available at www.extension Bump Weaning, with Dr. Barb Straw, Registration and all Michigan State University materials costs $250 for all 12 pro- Mar. 4, 2009: Optimizing Sow grams• In order to receive materials in Performance with Rescue Decks, with time for the first program, registra- Jon Hock, Belstra Milling Co., Inc. tions must be received by Oct. 20. Apr. 1, 2009: Creep Feeding, with Phone registrations can also be com- Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State pleted by calling Sherry Hoyer at University (515) 294-4496. Trees may need extra attention A general fall tree care damaged around the tree, it will die. this fall recommendation for conifer trees and Protective physical barriers such as by Gary Wyatt, University of trees planted in the last three years is hardware cloth or fencing may be a Minnesota Extension to water generously until the soil possibility in a small planting. Bud This fall several tree species have freezes. Since some areas of the state capping leaders with a paper cone or shown signs of stress• Some of these have been suffering from droughtballoons on young conifer trees is signs include early leaf drop, conditions for multiple years, watering common. browning of leaves or needles, and mulching in the spring may also Odor, taste and visual repellents abundant production of seed and leaf be beneficial, can be used to repel many wildlife loss at the top of the tree. Trees that The best time to prune trees is species, but may have inconsistent seem to be most affected are ash, during the dormant season from effectiveness. Human hair, soaps, maple, cedar and pine. Well January to March. Flowering shrubs garlic oil, hot sauce and animal established mature trees are also can be pruned in the summer after repellents can be applied to branches exhibiting signs of stress, flowering, and foliage to discourage browsing. Multiple factors could be causing Young maples may benefit from Weather, application frequency, stress on trees this fall. These factors some kind of sunscald protection, to animal population and feeding include stem girdling roots, tree prevent the bark from cracking this pressure affect the success of planted too deeply, poor soils, winter and spring. This protection is repellents. Some animals become drought, winter injury, leaf diseases usually in the form of a plastic tube or desensitized to the repellent, so you and other factors. This year there were tree wrap. These practices can also may want to alternate repellents. dry conditions in many parts of help in reducing winter animal To learn more about these topics, Minnesota. For the past few years, damage. These protective structures look at the following websites: tree care experts have noticed a should be removed in the spring.Prevention and Control of Wildlife general decline in the vigor and health Protecting trees from rabbits, mice, Damage of many trees especially ash and voles and deer is a major concern in Forest Resources, Extension maple cultivars. Mature trees should some landscapes during the winter. If Bud Capping recover, the bark is removed or severely AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, GERTJE VAN LITH POST #229 of Big Stone City, SD invited 1st Lt. Travis Lieb to speak at its October meeting. Shown above left to right, in front are Gwen Biever, Sue Christensen, Virginia Bunting and Shirley Voeltz. In back are Eleanor Nickolauson, Arvilla Ber seth, Ph llis Lieb, Travis Lieb, Margaret Hay, Sharon Smith, Elayne Fahlgren, Marilyn Athey and Margaret Sc ake. J~ i ! , i Tuesday, Oct. 21,2008 INDEPENDENT Page 7 t ]