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Hoffman speaks on issues facing Lac qui Parle county Incumbent Albert "Boots" Hoffman, who is running for Lac qui Parle County Commissioner in district two is unopposed I ) in the statewide i ! general election 1 No,v, it3. ":' has been an i honor and a  privilege serving the people of Lac qui Parle county these past twelve ,/ years',' Hoffman said. "Where has Hoffman the time gone?" Hoffman stated the duties of a commissioner are many and varied, and that most of the problems are not difficult while some are extremely troublesome. "The future holds many challenges for the commissioners," Hoffman said. "Some of these include welfare to work, where federal and state funding is cut and counties are expected to take up the slack. Managed care and varied health plans are also troublesome, especially in the mental health area." He stated other issues the commissioners will be facing in the years to come include improvement and maintenance of the county's infrastructure, property taxes, and the future of its businesses. "Some progress has been made in the state to improve the business climate, but more needs to be done," he said. Hoffman stated he thinks the board of commissioners will work well together on the issues facing Lac clui ii iii Have A Safe and Haj00py Halloween from your family eye care headquarters! General Exams Contact Lenses Low Vision ' Vision Wherapy// Pediatrics ," , Dr. Christopher I. Conroy OPTOMETRIST EYE.CARE Dr. Christopher J. Conroy OPTOMETRIST 123 NW 2rid Street - Center Mall OrtonviLle, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-2608 Parle County. "'I've appreciated everyone's support in the past, and ask you to please vote on Nov. 3. Many people gave their lives for that privilege," he said. Ethanol group invites in.vestors DENCO (Diversified Energy Company), LLC announces a series of informational meetings for corn growers and others who may be interested in a potential value-added investment opportunity. DENCO, LLC was informed by a group of corn producers in the Stevens county area. Their intention is to purchase and expand the production of Morris Ag-Energy (MAE), an ethanol-producing facility located near Morris. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m. at the Matador in Ortonville. "We have an excellent opportunity to purchase and expand an existing ethanol facility," says DENCO chairman Gerald Rust, a Glenwood corn grower. "we believe this can provide us with a differential advantage in the ethanol marketplace. and produce an opportunity for corn growers to add value to their commodity." The series of meetings are open to all interested parties. If you would like more information, you can contact Rust at 320-634-4670. Immunization clinics for Nov. Countryside Public Health Service is sponsoring immunization clinics at the following times and places for the month of November: Graceville, Hi-Lo Apartments, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Madison, 422 5th Ave., Nov. 18, 3 to 5:30 p.m. Ortonville, 47 NW 2nd St., #104, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Consent forms for children under age 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian. Please bring the child's previous immunization record. We ask for a $5.00 administration charge for each vaccine. If you are on Medical Assistance, G.A.M.C., or MinnesotaCare, please bring your current card to the clinic. Most major health plans cover the immunization costs. Immunization services given at the public clinic are not a substitute for a child's usual well-child visit with his/her physician. Please call in advance to make arrangements for Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine OR to schedule an appointment for other than clinic times. - BES playground The Bellingham elementary playground committee is putting together a Halloween Fun Night, Friday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Included will be the Haunted Hall (City Hall) admission 50, games at the school at 25 a game, and 'spookdogs in a coffin' at Our Place Cafe (hotdog, chips, pop - $1.50). Depending on the weather -- there may also be a horse drawn wagon ride around town for 50. The committee needs help -- people to help put together the haunted hall, act as monsters, witches, ghouls, etc. that night, people to run the games at school in the gym, so if you'd like to get into the Halloween spirit -- the committee will find a place for you! If you have some Halloween Century Old i Happy Birthday on Oct. 28th! decorations to share for the evening, bring them along also. wishing to donate a bag of Halloween candy to use as prizes, please send it along to school or drop it off in the school office. Call Margaret Adelman (568- 2426) if you'd like to volunteer your Halloween help. All money raised will go toward the playground. INDEPEE WANT ADS -k-k -k,k-k -k-k-k-A--k-k-k -k-k-k-k -k-k 3 * VOTE FOR 24 YEARS * OF IN-OFFICE EXPERIENCE ,k 00l/m 00-ELECT "' -t ,k . LII1 ** '. ' 1-- CountyTREASURI "k I have served as County Treasurer for the past 5 years and previously as Deputy County Treasurer for "k 19-1/2 years. While serving in these positions, I ha aquired the knowledge and experience in all phaseS of " the office that will allow me to continue serving "/k as your County Treasurer, without costly training to "k taxpayer. I work a great deal with investing county funds, osh r flow, tax collection, settlements and distribution, mort" gage registration and state deed tax. I have kept myself informed of tax law changes to better serve you. " Being a life long resident of Big Stone County and " working in the Treasurer's Office for the past 24 years, Ir I have gotten to know most of you, and enjoy k with the public. Your vote and support would be sincerely on Nov. 3rd. Thank yod Cindy PAID ADVERTISEMENT PREPARED AND PAID FOR BY CINDY NELSON" 244 SOUTH MINNESOTA STREET, ORTONVILLE, M} Big Stone Physical Thera Thursday, 003ctober 29 3 pm- 5 pin Lower Level of St. Bernard's Hospital/'St. William's Home "'We cordially invite you to meet our team of physical therapists and staff, become familiar with our physical therapy equipment and office location help us celebrate our grand opening. '" - Steve Mach, Wade Van Dover and Paul Refreshments Will Be Served New Business Ribbon Cutting - 5 pm Chamber After 5 - 5 to 6:30 pm An exercise pulley system helps patients strengthen muscles; this exercise is used in shoulder rehabilitation. Big Stone Physical Therapy Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 12:30 to 5 pm For-more information or appointments, call 605-432-4538 October is Physical Therapy Month Physical therapist Steve Msch assists s patient on the treadmill. A Total Gym apparatus is used to help strengthen patients' lower extremities. , :>iiii!i i! :.:.x :::x;: |3|: . :: 4, :: :7 In the trsction room, pstkmts receive lumbar end treatment end there is a ultrsound machine for Page 12  INDEPENDENT TuesdaY, 0