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j Trick or treat r 2000 pro ect top at Northr,dge Bring your children of all ages to h priority in lems, or develop solutions that assure continued function of essential sys- tems and see'ices. Each agency shall also protect its essential systems from corruption by other systems that are not Year 2000 compliant. 3. State agencies shall not pur- chase new systems, hardware, soft- ware or equipment that are not Year 2000 compliant or fail to contain Year 2000 contract language. 4. State agencies that employ inter- nal auditors shall conduct internal audits of Year 2000 progress. 5. All State departments and agen- cies are directed to communicate with their constituencies to ensure that any Year 2000 issues and incompatibili- ties are fully addressed. 6. Each agency shall provide status reports to the Minnesota Year 2000 Project Office, as the Office requires. 7. Local governments shall endeavor to review their systems and allocate adequate resource to alleviate any impact from the Year 2000 prob- lem. 8. Emergency Management shall consult with local government to ade- quately plan for potential civic fail- ures that may occur. 9. State agencies, as appropriate, shall assist communities, schools and neighborhoods in their endeavors to organize their efforts to ensure that Arne H. Carlson has Order 98-14 direct- to make the Year 2000 Inumber one technology pri- commonly known problem, results from the 9uters and automat- worldwide represent the two digits instead of to recognize dates it,ate of Minnesota has a dollar investment in information technology computer Governor Carlson. do everything we can to there is no lapse in provid- and safety for all r to make this happen, the Executive Order spells k steps that must be taken to continuity of the state's systems: state agency shall defer new computer projects systems are Year 2000 and shall secure and allo- human and mon- to make this project priority. agency in the Executive le State shall be responsi- and fix Year 2000 prob- Wednesday - October 28 - 5:3()ml '90 Ford Probe 74,000 Miles- Just in! $4,995 Omn, Miles- Just in! $2,495 )...WHERE YOU GET SERVICE AFTER THE SALE! Us Toll Free For A Deal - 1-800-594-9409 "l/Vorking hard to earn your business." Milbank Ford & Mercury West Hwy. 12 Milbank, SD 57252 605-432-4525 Gregory J. Peterson I  Specializing in Back, Neck and Extremity Care for the Entire Family. Phone 320-839-2323 OFFICE HOURS: Mon., Wed., Fri. 8:30-5:00; Tues. & Thurs. 8:30-12:00; Sat. by appointment 215 SE 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Office (320) 839-2323 Home (320) 839-6246 Hours: IVkn.-Sat. 8:00 AM- 5:30 PM PHONE (320) 8,:39-2653 Chuck Roast orSteak T0p Sirloin Steak Rail or. Pert..b,: - Per Lb. | Per Lb. I DELl *2.79 HAM ........................... $2 79 Hunters and Customers... FOR A 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN! 27,1998 state services are not impacted by technol- ogy errors as the Year 2000 approach- es. 10. State agencies, as appropriate, shall assist Minnesota businesses in their endeavors to ensure that all com- mercial and industrial applications are not adversely affected by the Year 2000 transition. 11. All departments, agencies and commissions are directed to work in cooperation with the office of Technology and the Department of Administration to ensure that there is an ongoing public awareness effort so that adequate information resources are available to all sectors of the Minnesota economy and its citizens. In addition to this Executive Order, Governor Carlson will record a video- taped message for all Chambers of Commerce throughout the state of Minnesota encouraging their mem- bers to be proactive in addressing the Y2K problem. "All Minnesotans could be affect- ed adversely by the Year 2000 prob- lem," said the Governor. "While a large responsibility for remedying the situation falls on state government, it will take a collaborative effort by state, county, and city officials as well as schools, businesses and neighbor- ing states to make sure we all come through this transition unscathed." Book s!gnin.9 at Ortonv, lle Library Illustrator Kristi DeLage and author Brent Olson, both of Ortonville, will be signing copies of their books at the Ortonville Public Library tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 27 in conjunction with the Big Stone Arts Council's Annual Meeting. Delage has illustrated a children's' book, authored by her mother, Judith (nee Garhardt, originally of Ortonville) Nichols. They are working on their second book. Olson writes a weekly column in the Northern Star newspaper and published a collection of his work. Books will be available to purchase at the book signing. The book signing and BSAC meeting will be held in the basement meeting room of the library at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Ortonville Library. and BSAC. Absentee voting information J Big Stone County Auditor's Off)ce reminds voters who will be unable to go to the polls on election day - Nov. 3 - that they have the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot at the county auditor's office in the courthouse weekdays, between the hours of 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Extended hours for absentee voting will be Saturday, Oct. 31 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and all day Monday, Nov. 2 until 7 p.m. An absentee ballot cannot be given to a voter until a signed request has been received. Time is running short to obtain an absentee ballot through the mail so going to the courthouse in person is your best option. You can also appoint someone to bring in your application for an absentee ballot and have them bring your ballots to your home. You are encouraged to call 839-2525 with any questions. Persons with internet access, may get up-to-date election results on election night using this address: PEOPLE WHO READ NEWSPAPERS ARE . :.- " " 2 AZ;" ; 2.72 ..... INFORMED iVOTERS: . .2 " "2 ,," 2"Y',, ,' :Z .: a "Safe Trick or Treating Night" at Nor/,hridge Residence on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. In an effort to promote a safe and warm trick-or-treating experience for young folks, staff from Ortonville Area Health Services, Northside Medical Center and Big Stone Physical Therapy are sponsoring a fun and enjoyable evening for free. Beginning at 6 p.m., the Active Center will have games for the youngsters. Northridge residents will be having candy for trick-or-treaters at various locations. A "Witch's Brew" and refreshments will be served. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a "Costume Contest" in the dining room with prizes for these groups: Ages 5 and younger; Ages 6-9; Ages 10 and older. Prizes will be given for first and second places with a treat for all participants. All events are free and volunteers are welcome, CRP sign-up on now The 18th sign-up forCRP is scheduled for Oct. 26 through Dec. 11. No decision has been made regarding the number of acres to be enrolled during this sign-up. It is anticipated that the offer process will continue to be highly competitive. The national EBI ctltoff score will be determined after the sign-up concludes, and may be equal to, higher or lower than the cutoff score for previous sign-ups. Existing CRP scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 1999 may be offered for enrollment during this sign-up. Please call the in Lac qui Parle County Conservation Office in Madison at 598-7321 extension 3 to set up an appointment. Weight Watchers Join over a million people who lost weight on 1-2-3 Success Purchase 10 Weeks and receive 2 WEEKS FREE!! Join no later than the First Meeting to receive offer The First Meeting is Trinity Lutheran Church 341 Park Street in Ortonville No purchase necessary. 1998 Weight Watchers Ind. owner of the registered trademark. All right reserved. To the Residents of Big Stone County I want to thank Gordon Lindquist for his 25 years of service as your Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor. He has represented you well in the district, area and state levels. I was a farmer all my life and a Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor for 30 years in Lac qui Parle County. Now I am winding down from farming and my wife and I moved into Ortonville. I am interested in conserving our natural resources, soil and water. I feel I can take the time to be your District Supervisor on the Soil and Water Conservation board in District #4. BE SURE AND VOTE NOV. 3RD. Your vote would be appreciated! IRVIN ADELMAN This ad inserted and paid for by the candidate on his own behalf, 629 Pomroy Street, Ortonville, MN 56278. to everyone who helped make the grand opening of our new bank such a success! Special thanks to all who sent cards and plants, to those who stopped by during the day and joined in our dinner and bank tours. We had a tremendous response and appreciate Congratulations to our Mdhonatre For the Day" Eleanor Pavin of Ortonville. your support. MINNWEST BANK PRESIDENT TERRY GERE, at right, pre- sents an interest check on $1,000,000 for a day to Eleanor Pavin of Ortonville. She won the interest on $1,000,000 for one day. The current interest rate of 5.50% amounted to $150.69. LOBBY HOURS: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:45pm; Friday 9:00am-6i0Opm; Saturday 9:00am- 12:00noon DRIVE-UP HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00am.5:30pm; Friday 8:00am-6:00pm; Saturday 9:00am- 12:00noon so 5.36 --- Yield penalty for v early Rate effective w,,ra*a, 7-11 MONTHS o,, z,,t $2,000 Minimum Deposit. Additional deposits allowed in minimum amounts of $1,000. 'MINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE Member FDIC MINNWEST BANK GROUP 21 Southeast Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-2568 MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 INDEPENDENT Page 11