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MILBANK HIGH SCHOOL GOLF team won the 2002 SD State Golf Championship last week. One of the team members is Greg Lindholm, grandson of Arlene and the late Rutherford Wiese of Correll and Stan and Marge Lindholm of Ortonville. Greg is the son of Dan and Deb (Wiese) Lindholm of Milbank, SD. Team members left to right are Coach Randy Patnoe, Adam Halvorson, Eric Lambrechts, Greg Lindholm, Blake Gomer and Tim Karels. Extension Checking the blood pressure of Beth Guse, at right, is Julie Kunrath, both employees of Countryside. Blood pressure testing offered by CP Health • Before the test, sit for five minutes with your back supported and your feet flat on the ground. Rest your arm on a table at the level of Cindy Bigger Regional Extension Educator Leadership and Civic Engagement Douglas County Alexandria, MN 56207 320/762-3890 ELECTED OFFICIALS: A LOT LIKE YOU AND I It is election time in Minnesota! Some people love this time of year, others hate it. I really like it. It is the time of year when people who are a lot like you and I put their name on the line, literally, and ask people for their vote so they can do the public work of i representing citizens in the business of government. Over the years, I have figured out that elected officials, be they legislators, city council members, county commissioners, school board High blood pressure often has no signs or symptoms. The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to be tested for it. Using the familiar blood pressure cuff, your doctor or nurse can easily tell if your blood pressure is high, Countryside Public Health offers blood .pressure testing to the commumty in our office. Call for an your heart. • Wear short sleeves so your arm is exposed. • Go to the bathroom prior to the. reading. A full bladder can change your blood pressure reading. Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers dancl to the calling of Dean Ferguson last members and yes, even our governors, are more like you and I than one might think. Let me give you some • examples: * Are concerned about issues that ,affect people. Be it land use, prescription drugs, transportation, housing, healthcare or education -- both k-12 and higher education, elected officials care about those issues just as you and I do. They want Wednesday. There were three squares appointment. We provide blood pressure screening at worksites in the . +in attendance.with guesls from solutions to thosefissues. spring. In the spring and fall we visit " * "Are botfi specialists senior meal sites in the communities that do not have a medical clinic. Here are some tips for accurate blood pressure readings: - • Don't drink coffee or smoke cigarettes 30 minutes before having your blood pressure measured Watertown, Sisseton and Clear Lake. Don Nugent from Madison will call on Wednesday, Oct. 23. On lunch committee are Mary Whiting and Dale and Marianne Lantis. Upcoming dances: Oct. 30 Hank Prasnicki. Riverview Apartments in Appleton so ' e with disabilities i oking for semors or peo[ who enjoy gardening, beautiful landscaping or planned activities. Rent is based on income, age restrictions apply. We offer health care options through Assisted Living Services. Some options are assistance with medications, shopping and errands, noon meal served daily, case management by RN. Currently have a one bedroom, a two bedroom and a wheelchair accessible apartment available, 00LE00sE JUDY AT.00V00.V,00W ii 320.289.1204 OR STOp IN AT 400 E. THIELKE AVE,,  i[ APPLETON, MN... I| to find efficient and economical and generalists who are interested in many things but have definite favorites. Many of us know a little about a lot of things and yet there are those things, because of where we are at in our career, our family situation, or the community in which we live, that we pay more attention to. We have our favorites. * Network with others who share their concerns and ,hopes. For some elected officials, this will even bring them together with persons of a different political philosophy. * Have access to a vast amount of information but not much time to take advantage of it. Does this sound like you? * Have more work than time in a day. Just like you, they are over committed. They juggle work, travel, family, kids, volunteering and a whole host of other things that give us our quality of life in this state. * Rely on trusted people in the course of their job. Think how hard it would be if we could not count on family, friends or neighbors? * Desire to do "the right thing" and welcome stories that indicate they actually did good work. We are often ready to complain or criticize others when we do not agree with them but do we make the same effort to say Vote for Experience ( 19-1/2 years) I HC.zndy elnrlch for Lac qui Parle COUNTY TRFASURER • Over 19 years as Certified Deputy County Treasurer • Performs all duties of the County Treasurer in her absence • Member of MN Counties Information Board • Regularly attends MCIS meetings to keep updated on property tax changes • Member St John's Lutheran Church, Madison • Married, husband Tom, sons Chad (Nicole) and Justin • 45 year old lifetime resident of Lac qui Parle County • Homeowner and taxpayer • Graduate of Bellingham High School "I have served as your Deputy Treasurer for the last 19-1/2 years and would like to continue serving you as your County Treasurer During the last 191/2 years I have regularly performed all the duties of the County Treasurer with full responsibility in her absence." YOUR VOTE WOULD BE PRECIATED ON NOV. 5"11"!! Prepared and paid for by the candidate on her own behalf, 103 - 2nd Ave., Madison, MN 56256 I music who is widely recognized as the founder of the BSU Music Department. He organized the University's first formal choral group in 1937. l|fllllL SC00L.'#00II. US SAFETY "-'., |EE| KHiEi 2i-21 17 County students now attending UMM Big Stone County students attend- ing UMM this fall. local enrollment continues strong. Seventeen students from Big Stone County are enrolled at the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) this fall. They are among 1,910 students attending the nationally recognized, public liberal arts college this year. Current students hail from 83 Minnesota counties, 31 states, and 13 foreign countries, according to a report from UMM released this week. The college enrolls a large number of students from west central Minnesota, the report shows, includ- ing: • 51 from Stevens County • 51 from Douglas County • 21 from Grant County • 20 from Pope County • 17 from Lac qui Parle County • 9 from Chippewa County • 2 from Traverse County True Minnesota. Some things are distinctly Minnesotan -- like Blue Cross and Minnesota. recognized for delivering quality health care years. That's why more MinnesOtans choose Blue Cross than are/ Call me for individual or group plans or plans that work with Medi thank you to the people in our lives and community thai actually do good? * Often feel privately that they do not get credit for their hard work but have conflict or guilt about wanting credit. This may be especially true for Minnesotans. We don't toot our own Tom Oakes Agent 40 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2118 or 800-630-4978 The number of students attending UMM from Big Stone County is ris- ORTONVILLE, MN ing: Local enrollment was 16 in 2001; Boneless  tl 17 in 2000, 11 in 1999; and 13 in 1998. UMM draws 83 percent of its stu- dents from Minnesota. Significant numbers of students, also come from neighboring states: 93 from South Dakota, 36 from Wisconsin, and 33 from North Dakota. In addition, the student body includes 34 students from Illinois, 16 from California, !1 from Texas, and 10 from Colorado. UMM also has 25 students from foreign countries this year--its high- est foreign enrollment ever. Countries represented at UMM include Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria. South Korea, the United Kingdom, and Union of Myanmar. UMM's 272 students of color com- pose more than 14 percent of the stu- dent body this year -- the highest per- centage of minority students within the University of Minnesota. Last month, UMM was named one of the nation's top public liberal arts colleges in the 2003 U.S. News and World Report rankings of "America's Best Colleges." The college is ranked fourth in a list of five top public liber- al hrts'colleges and is the 0nly college" in the Upper Midwest to be included in the list. Lane BlueCross of Double the comfort but payfor • HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-51I PHONE (320) | Grou or : only one recliner! (If you only need one recliner bring horn and we often feel guilty for a friend!!) .... something we md or did not do well t,-,,.,..ฎ enough. l..OUtll The list is long and I could go on. t Ri00ye Steak Suffice to say enjoy the season that is election time in Minnesota. Put the things you dislike about it out of your mind and remember that our democratic system still does work. Praise all those that run for office and vote for those that are a lot like you and I. Cindy M. Bigger is an Educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Community Vitality serving the West Central District that includes Big Stone County. Schneck awarded Bemidji scholarship Pioneer's Own - Per Lb. LOCALLY GROWN COUNTRY RING -- QUARTERS SAUSAGE ............... 82,79 OR SIDE.' Per Lb LOCALLY GROWN PORK - I DELl HAM ............... 82.29 HALF A HOG Wild Game Processing Karissa Schneck of Clinton has accepted a scholarship from Bemidji State University for the 2002-03 academic year. Schneck, a senior majoring in piano performance and music composition, received a $1400 Carl O. Thompson Sebolarsh_ip. The scholarship was established in memory of this BSU professor of Lane COBRA HAMPTON No Interest for 5 months "Financing available to qualified customers, withonthly paY mt minimum purchase $399 IliPl=I,II00ข,II = 111 =-R In/TunE Milbank, SD • 1/2 Block N of Rre Hall • 605-432-6491 • 1-800-435-2612 v o., Page 10  INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Oct"