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REPLACED SOME 58,000 RAILROAD TIES along the tracks in a 66 mile stretch from Bristol, SD ille. The 52 person crew from Burlington Northern Railroad finished the job, which had an cost of $4 million, last Friday. Above, a "tie crane" unloads some of the new ties which are then cleaned and spiked. Watch future issues of The Ortonville Independent for a complete story. LUTHERAN SCHOOL children of Johnson attended the seventh annual Southwest MN Fair in Madison. iX(Type I & Type II) u have Medicare or Private Insurance, may be eligible to receive your: Diabetic supplies at NO Cost TO You! For more information call Diabetic Supply Program o|1 Free 1-888-466-2678 (no HMO patients, please) Coming events The 12th annual Main Street Industries BBQ supper will be held Friday, Nov. 6 - 5 to 7 p.m. at the Clinton Memorial Building. It is co- sponsored by Main Street Industries of Clinton and Traverse -- Big Stone Lutheran Brotherhood Branch #8392. Lutheran Brotherhood will match up to $500. There will also be a bake sale. . ........... INTRODUCING HOME ATM Wood's Carpet C0nn00cti0n 3Z0-839-Z469 Here's a new way to stay Big on top of your finances. Home ATM is the first really simple on-line banking program, and now it's available at Marquette Banks. Write checks electronically, transfer funds and balance accounts auto- matically. Any time. Any place. It's as easy to operate as the ATMs you've used for years. There's noth- ing new to learn. Except what to do with your spare time now that you don't need to spend it banking. Call 862-8163 or see our Web site at A t,00rqueUeBanks Environmental fair held in Madison The Environmental Fair was held on the Lac qui Parle County Fairgrounds. Thirty-five schools came from as far as the Iowa border to p ,a-ticipate in the Fair. The 1,250 students visited five to eight of 16 learning stations. Soil and Water Conservation Districts from southwestern Minnesota sponsor the event. Fourteen counties make up Area V, and the event is open to all sixth grade students in the area. "I've never been here before, but you have wonderful facilities here for an event like this," said one Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor. Few county fair grounds have adequate "facilities for this type of event. The Fair rotates among those that do. The Southwest Minnesota Association of Conservation Districts held a quarterly meeting Thursday in conjunction with the Environmental Fair and the Supervisors were invited to spend the morning at the fair. Local businesses and organizations in Big Stone County helped to make the Fair a success through their donations. These include Bill's Super Vain, Pamida, Pioneer Meat Market, Citizens for Big Stone Lake, Ortonville Jaycees, Big Stone County Comprehensive Water Plan, Minnwest Bank and Pheasants Forever. Students from James Knoll Elementary, Trinity Lutheran.of Johnson, and Beardsley Elementary attended the Environmental Fair in Madison. The Fair will be held in Marshall in 1999. Two new staff members at BES Snaza Larson Addle Snaza and Christi Larson have joined the staff at Bellingham Elementary School this year. Snaza of Milbank is the new Learning Disabilities Coordinator, serving both Bellingham and Milbank, SD. Her experience includes serving as L.DI Coordinator in Roslyn, SD for six years. Snaza enjoys crafts, sewing, family, walking, and flowers. : She and her husband Joel have four children Sheila, Lydel, Michael and Andrew. Addle is the daughter of Vince and Rachel Ehlebracht of Big Stone City, SD. Larson of rural Odessa is the new cook at Bellingham Elementary. She has been the substitute cook previously. She and her husband Randy have five children, Chris, Brandy, Randy, Jr., Zachary and Lexy. Christi is also custodian of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bellingham and a Girl Scout leader. She enjoys crafts and spending time with her family. eye care news Your Children's Eyes As health and vision screenings begin at the schools, I would like to stress the importance of a profession- al eye exam for your children. Undetected vision difficulties may lead to low grades, poor self-esteem and a negative attitude from your child. A survey done by the Better Vision Institute has gathered some amazing facts: V' In school vision screenings using only the "Big E" eye chart detect up to 30 percent of vision problems in children. V' One out of every fimr chihlren has an unde- tected vision prohlem that may impede learning. ' Eighty percent of what we learn before age 12, we learn through our visual system. v' Children are the least likely group to have visited an eye care professional in the last year. v' Poor vision is one of the leading causes of learning diffi- culties and behavior problems in elementary school children. Other symptoms that may indicate vision problems are rubbing eyes, using fingers for reading, headaches, sitting close to TV or hohling books close to the face. For a complete vision system evaluation flr your child, please make an appointment with Dr. Ronn MeDaniel. , Your Care Team Eye Dr. Ronn McDaniel OPTOMETRIST 128 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 320-839-3413 THURSDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE*. Dr. Ronn E, McDaniel Lindquist awarded AAL scholarship Heidi Lindquist of Ortonville, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) for the 1998-99 school year. Lindquist is a junior at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, and the daughter of Diane and Gordon Lindquist of Ortonville. Lindquist received the scholarship through the AAL Lutheran Campus Scholarship Program, which awards scholarships to AAL members attending Lutheran institutions of higher education. Accident occurs Friday near Clinton A one vehicle accident occurred Friday morning at shortly before 8 a.m. along County Road 71 four miles east and two miles north of Clinton. According to Big Stone County Deputy Sheriff Brian Dahl, the vehicle, a 1992 Buick Skylark driven by a 17-year-old juvenile, lost control and went in the ditch, rolling over twice. The juvenile walked to a nearby farmplace, and was taken to the Graceville Hospital, treated and released. "I recommend carpets with a durability rating between 4 and 5 (scale 1-5). Many priced below S20 per yard." Tom Wood How long does it take to understand which carpet is best for you? About 20 minutes. It's called FULL DISCLOSURE. You can know before you buy how it will perform. Tour vote on 00tov. 00rci Candidate goes by the name of Michelle R. Knutson Certified Public Accountant Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting Experienced in Governmental, Private and Public Accounting State Auditor's Office Intern Currently Fiscal Officer for Big Stone County Family Services. Last seen campaigning in all cities and townships in Big Stone County. ELECT MICHELLE KNUTSON FOR Big Stone County Auditor Inserted ond polcl for by the condtdoto on her own beholf, 420 Osen Ave., Ortonvtlte, MN 56278, 27, 1998  INDEPENDENT Page 3