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t's entertainment $1 Admission -5th Annual Lunch Available Show 7, 1998 Clara City Jr. & Sr. High School Catholic School, Clara City, MN ( RATED TRY US!H ViSA ! m S. HWY. 15 MILBANK, SD PH. b432-4421 T IN PEACE With Our Halloween Special... RENT ANY NEW RELEASE AND RECEIVE A HORROR MOVIE FREE! (from catalog horror selection only) HILLTOP VIDEO HOURS: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Milltones .o00o ,o. ,,. Rmc00s MOTLEV h p Ch ,- Barbers o orus For more information call v...2,......_,: , ;: ,,. -,,. ,::- .:K,  ,, " ,,,-3Ji'3:':,',,t't.:i. t,. ',-.e,,,.-, ,320) 967-4691  will present a .,:,t.i, ..,,.. ,=,,. ,, :--.,..,-,o,,, Sacred Concert "-'" ...... " i  Let Our i   ScorecrowsServe ! !! ::-' , ';i, " . 7:30 p.m.   YouOur Sp kta.c "='"" Zion Lutheran Church - Ortonville, MN i O0 ular Linda 's i Spec, al :, i :i! Hofiday Gala i This Friday, Oct. 30th Serving II:00 orn_ to l:00 p.rru  t Pumpkin Burger OL $9.75 Saturday, November 7 i wth Haystcks ............... _. Lantern Inn 12:00 EWILL  T00 Mad [:afe  tl ) -(  OFFERING ' pagne, Chicken Luncheon & Fashion Show k-'N/, Xy// /" FOR Proceeds to Milbank Fire Department : Main Street Ortonville, MN Tickets $10. Call Linda's 432-5591 -- _ SCHOLARSHIP   BENEFIT  Phone 320-839-2470 to the editor read as follows: "Shall the Minnesota citizens vote on Nov. 3rd, -Constitution be amended to.abolish on the ballot will the office of state treasurer?" This Eagan Hotel & register to WIN a $I,000 Mall 0fAmeriea I November Fri/Sat/Sun NNIVERSARY ROOM SPECIAl. for:. [ lka Wcstcm Yaxze Squm hm, F00-624.2.8 [ RlEEKnotrs Camp Snoopy Ride Pass FirfklSaites. 1-651-686-0600 I FII'I Mall nf A,rrit iJ;nn Rexqk I Holiday tm EXlX lt0tel & Sitcs 1-800-681-520 ...................... '" -"" Hamixo. nn, I 3343 [ FREE Minnesota Zoo Youth "fiaket ] Holiday It= ,t. Mpk Aiqx 1-800-324-2664 ! Shq I Advance te:u-vae qmted - Nt valid wilh att Giber offer or Park n Fly - Individ td,ma.a.. 'You have hard water or white scaling around faucets? Does your water leave red and black stains? Is there an odor in your water? Lee Well Drilling for Total Water Treatment Will take care of all your water problems with 1 unit Guaranteed. have drinking water systems. Renting and leasing available. Water Analysis & Estimates 1911 MILBANK, SD 1-800-533-2848 CHOKIO, MN 320-324-2562 87 Years of Excellence Pioneers of PVC Wel & Rotary Drilling BBS WATER *Drinking Water Systems *Iron Removal Systems -Salt Delivery MN Plmee 289-1999 Letters to the editor proposal would eliminate the state' treasurer's position in January, 2003} There are many important facts to consider. Elected government has not growd since 1955 but the bureaucracy side of government obviously has. Due to a legislative change affecting constitutional offices, since 1973 there has not been one single independent elected entity to audit our state's books. All of the long-standing duties of our State Auditor were eliminated in 1973. In 1985, a large portion of the Treasurer's duties were eliminated by the legislature. In 1986 the courts ruled this action unconstitutional, and some of the Treasurer's duties were eliminated by the legislature. In 1986 the courts ruled this action unconstitutional, and some of the Treasurer's duties were reinstated. Now, after years of legislative groundwork, this November's ballot will propose a question to voters to abolish the Office of State Treasurer. I opposed this proposal when it  schools, good socialists all, came before the Legislature because  dropped common law. In its elected positions are essential to hold place they instituted a series of government accountable. Without courses titled something like elections our constitutionally limited "LAW AS AN INSTRUMENT form of government has no  A'B'C, OF SOCIAL CHANGE". The change from individual accountability for those limitations. Since 1992 all significant proposals to reduce government were in the area of elected government. There were  Obituaries efforts to eliminate all 1,793 9,500 elected and accountable citizens eliminated! There have also been many bills to expand government and establish more power with appointed positions. At a time when public outcry is calling for less government, this year's legislature added 99 new state employees to the bureaucracy while proposing to eliminate one elected accountable treasurer's position. Voters can hold elected public officials accountable every election. It is my hope that you will give this matter an opportunity for serious consideration. Don't give up the responsibility and opportunity to hold government accountable. Vote "no" on abolishing the Office of State Treasurer. Sincerely, State Rep. Mark Olson, Big Lake State Representative Mark Olson (R-Big Lake) represents House District 19A, which includes Annandale, Becker, Big Lake, Clear Lake, Clearwater, Maple Lake, Monticello and Chatham, Corinna and Silver Lake Townships. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS townships; all 87 counties recreating 9; one whole body of the legislature and of course the State Treasurer's office. That would be a total of almost SD shooting from autos law changes IJl Dear Sue, At an earlier council meeting a problem arose concerning a proposal to reduce city charges for building permits. This was given to the planning committee, and seemed to generate more heat than light. An article on this subject titled "English Common Law" by Ken Knebel, was published in the October "Minnesota Libertarian." Perhaps this might shed some light on the subject. English Common Law A big part of the problem we have now is that back in the early 70's law schools across the country decided to throw out courses in English Common Law. English common law (as opposed to the top down sort . thatsurvives in Scotland and France) is the basis for the American legal system. But it is too individualistic, so the law to group rights was not even noticed at the time. Now we have a generation of politicians who have been schooled in statism and group rights, who see individualism as something to loath and fear. And our own taxpayer funded universities did this to us, which means we did it to ourselves! Under the old system, in common law there was a subdivision called "nuisance law" and someone who tried to put a slaughterhouse in a residential area would be well forewarned that his new neighbors would object strenuously. Nuisance law worked well for hundreds of years but now we feel we need zoning, state planning, government oversight and regulation of the whole affair because people are too stupid to Hunters going afield this fall are rehainded that the legislature passed a new law that went into effect July 1, 1998 dealing with shooting from motor vehicles. According to Division Staff Specialist for Law Enforcement Ron Catlin, the new law prohibits shooting from any motor vehicle at small game, big game, or waterfowl, regard- less of where the vehicle is located. Only unprotected species, such as foxes, coyotes, prairie dogs, skunks, etc. may be shot directly from a motor vehicle. Under the previous law, small game, such as grouse or pheasants, could be shot from a motor vehicle if the vehicle was out in a pasture, in a picked cornfield, stubble field or other harvested fields. "The new law prohibits shooting at any protected birds or animals direct- ly from the vehicle unless that person has obtained a special handicapped permit from the department to do so," Catlin said. Persons with physical handicaps that prohibit them from being able to step from a vehicle without the use of a wheelchair, crutches, or other assis- tance may apply to the Department of Game, Fish and Parks for a special permit. Hunters should also be reminded that guns may not protrude from motor vehicles on public roads or highways. This law that prohibits guns from sticking out of windows on vehicles traveling down a road has been on the books for many years, but each year a number of hunters receive citations for this violation," Catlin said. While road fights-of-way are gen- erally open to small game hunting, except within 660 feet of dwellings, livestock, churches, and schools, road rights-of-way are closed to big game hunting. According to Catlin, shooting from a motor vehicle and carrying firearms protruding from the vehicle are not only safety concerns, but pose ethics and image concerns as well. Mrs. Ralph Schmidt Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ralph (Jane, "Cozy") Schmidt, age 85 of Milbank. Mrs. Schmidt died Oct. 23rd at her home in Milbank. A mass of Christian burial will be held today, Tuesday, Oct. 27th at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank. Father Denis Quinkert will officiate and burial will be in the St. Lawrence Cemetery. Visitation was Monday from 3-6 p.m. at the Mundwiler Funeral Home. A scripture service was held Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Visitation will be at the church Tuesday one hour prior to the mass. Music will be presented by Nancy Johnson, organist and the St. Lawrence Funeral Choir. Pallbearers will be: grandchildren, Ralph Paul Schmidt, Bryan Schmidt, Robert, Richard and Curtis Ooerger. Jane "Cozy" JoAnne Schmidt was born Oct. 15, 1913 at Loretta; the daughter of John and Ann (Van Pinkstrum) Van Lith. She attended manage their own affairs.(end) It seems clear that the solution the costs of zoning is the use English Common Law. to of Arnold Souba Ortonville Illl II rural school in Melrose Township, Grant County, SO. She was united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1940 at Big Stone City, SD with Ralph Schrnidt. Mrs. Schmidt was a life long resident of the Milbank, Big Stone City, SO, area. She farmed with her husband until 1986 then moved into Milbank, SO. She was a talented seamstress. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church of Milbank, SO. Cozy Schmidt is survived by her husband, Ralph Schmidt, Sr. of Milbank, SO; two sons and daughters- in-law: Ralph, Jr. and Marjorie Schmidt of Big Stone City, SD and Roger and Charlene Schmidt of Eden Prairie. Two daughters and sons-in- law: Annette and Martin Coerger of Madison, and JoAnne and Charles Rehn of Longmont, CO. Fourteen grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. One brother, Joe Van Lith of Boise, ID. Four sisters-in-law: Mrs. Lucille Van Lith of Milbank; Mrs. Edith Van Lith of Big Stone City, SO; Mrs. Betty Van Lith of Ortonville, and Mrs. Agatha Van Lith of Phoenix, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and four brothers. The Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Ralph (Jane, "Cozy") Schmidt. t. 27, 1998  INDEPENDENT Page 9