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LEAVES! The kids above enjoyed the recent nice fall weather, and are pidured playing in a pile i left to right, Clarissa Blake,.Jamie Guile)l, Jacob. Gapp.and Brianna Hoffhenke. All of the kids at the home of Doug and Vicky Gulley in B,g Stone City, SD, and were excited to be outside 1. enty proposes to set aside to protect water quality water is the "crown great outdoors, today pro- dollar initiative acres of land near waterways. the center- water initiative would expand the Reserve Enhancement in Minnesota to dra- state's Wetlands and ground- land of lakes and water is our way Pawlenty. "We water than any other United States. restoring this crown of life should be priori- of the CREE pro- will target three the Governor said. will be submit- of Agriculture an this week--focuses acres in the Red in the northwest, t the Lower Mississippi southeast and 15,000 the algae that in the southeast, that harms the Red deteri- that jeopardize Minnesota, it all three of these areas Pawlenty said. that moving forward with the CREP initiative will allow us to begin restoring these lands and sig- nificantly improve the quality, of water soil and wildlife." CREP is a voluntary federal-state- local program that works with farmers and ranchers to set aside marginal agricultural lands along waterways to enhance wildlife habitats, improve water quality, reduce erosion and sed- imentation and reduce the impacts of recurrent flooding. In July, Governor Pawlenty visit- ed Windom, Austin and Crookston to listen to detailed proposals from each group. After careful consideration and extensive feedback from local leaders, conservation groups and agricultural organizations, the Governor chose to include all three areas in the final CREP proposal to the federal govern- ment. Once the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has received Minnesota's proposal, the final details will be negotiated and agreed upon by both the state and the USDA. Farmers can begin voluntarily signing up to put their land in the program as early as March 2004. Landowners will have the choice of a 35-year or perpetual easement. "The CREP program is a win-win for all Minnesotans," Governor Pawlenty said. "Not only does the program give farmers adequate flexi- bility and compensation for theirland, it will enhance the quality of our nat- ural resources to ensure that everyone can enjoy them for years to come. " The program combines the federal Conservation Reserve Program with Minnesota's Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve Program to fund the conser- vation of the 100,000 acres of land, the maximum allowable under the federal program. Nearly $200 million in federal money combined with $46 million from the state will fully fund the effort. Governor Pawlenty has committed to seeking $23 million in funding for the CREP program in both the 2004 and 2006 bonding bills. "One of the best ways to protect Minnesota's water quality is to pre- vent run-off, the Governor said. "CREP has been a phenomenal suc- cess because it gives farmers the flex- ibility and tools they need to idle and restore marginally productive lands." As a legislator, Governor Pawlenty was a co-author of Minnesota's first generation of CREP, which has helped improve water quality in the Minnesota River by targeting 100,000 acres in that basin. Over the course of the project, 5.8 pounds of phosphorus was reduced from each acre of land set aside for conservation, and sedi- ment reduction to the Minnesota River amounted to 4.7 tons per acre each year. Wildlife experts have docu- mented significant benefits to deer, turkey and pheasant populations, as well as non-game species. Earlier this summer, the Governor outlined an aggressive clean water agenda for Minnesota. In addition to CREP, it includes a significant refo- cusing of clean water initiatives to maximize their value in watersheds with the most need, establishment of the State's first-ever "Clean Water Cabinet" to make clean water a top priority of state government, and an undertaking to make the mighty Mississippi River swimable and fish- able again. LADLES OF BIG STONE LAKE  Save this , Holiday Sales recycling Wreath - $1 5.00 (25-) Cross. $20.00 Cane- $20.00 Garland - $22.00 (zs ft.) Swag - $15.00 Any questions, please call Linda Roggenbuck (839-3821) or LaVeme Kaye (839-3617) PLEASE CALL 839-3821 AND LEAVE YOUR ORDER ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE OR FAX IT TO 839-3436 Please mall payment to: Ladies of Big Stone Lake Progressive Collision & Glass 109 SE 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 ORDERS DUE BY FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 2003 QUALITY CLOCK ,. REPAIR Antique Mantle 400 Day Anniversary Striking Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN ORTONVILLE, MN 320-839-2357 Call After 6 p.m. for .stimates DRIVE SAFELY with Trick-or-Treaters on the street. Halloween THE ROGGENBUCKS. Left to ri are Roggenbucks! Oustin, I.inda, Sieve, Jason and Jori eden. Dillan, & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck  Ortonville, MN 56278 320..839-2255 or 1-888-819-2255 0000INDEPENDENT1 Time to think about flu shots With the influenza season just around the corner, the health officials are encouraging everyone to have a flu shot. Each year, influenza results in about 36,000 deaths, mostly among the elderly, but more than 114,000 are hospitalized. Many of these complica- tions and deaths would be eliminated should more of the population be vac- cinated. Anyone can get influenza. The past few years has seen a decline in the number of flu shots that have been given. Health officials fear that people have become complacent because the last two flu seasons have been mild. It is impossible to predict how severe the flu season will be. The vaccine shortages in 2000 also lead to some confusion. Health officials say this year there is enough vaccine to go around. It is recommended that people six months of age and older at risk for a serious case of influenza or its com- plications and people in close contact with them should get the vaccine. This would includ those people over the age of 50, people who have long-term health problems or a weakened immune system, people on long-term aspirin treatment, pregnant women who will be past the 3rd month of pregnancy during the flu season and physicians, nurses, family members or anyone else coming in close con- tact with these people at .risk An annual flu shot is also encour- aged for healthy children 6-23 months of age, household contacts and out-of- home caretakers of infants, people who provide essential community ser- vices, people who live in dormitories and anyone else who wants to reduce their chance of catching influenza. Influenza is caused by a virus that spreads from infected persons to oth- ers. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, and mus- cle aches. The influenza viruses change often. Therefore, the vaccine is updated every year. Some people still get the flu after receiving the vac- cine, but usually a milder case. Protection develops about 2 weeks after receiving the shot and may last up to a year. The best time to get a flu shot is in October for persons who are elderly or at greater risk and November for the healthy population. The flu season usually peaks between January and March. For information about flu shot clinics near you contact your health care provider or your local Countryside Public Health office. Senior discount punch card Ortonville RIDES will be selling the General Public Punch Card at a discount to senior citizens (age 60 and older)effective Nov. 1st, 2003. You may purchase them from the bus driver for $8, a $2 savings for 16 punches. For more details please call the bus at 1-500-276-9553 or the Montevideo Dispatch office at 1-877- 757-4337. Annual meet Historical Society set for Oct. 30th On Thursday, Oct. 30th at 6 p.m. at the Matador, the Big Stone County Historical Society annual meeting will be held. The program will be "Enactors of the Civil War" with Dale and Sharon Koenen of Clara City bringing displays plus dressing parts also. Door prizes will be given away, Price $10. I PRINTING Is Our Business I t THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT OPEN HOUSE Please join us in celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of Arlen and Ardell LaCombe at an open house at First English Lutheran Chuch in OrtonviUe on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003 from  O11t I:t:la11-r..,o! 2 to 4 p.m. The event is being hosted by Lori LaCombe, Rebecca LaCombe, Bruce and Colleen LaCombe.  Your presence is your gift. / Just Got Easier=. Receive a FREE Instant Cash & Check Card with your ch, :king account! * Time is always tight. Now you can save time and make shopping easier when you use your Instant Cash & Check card. Instead of digging out your checkbook...writing a check...presenting ID...and waiting for approval - just reach for your Instant Cash & Check card. With your Instant Cash & Check card, you sign your receipt and you're on your way. Stop in today to get your card! / / /C " Beca use we care t. - ,, enBank V 113 NW 1st Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Member FDIC * Must be a qualified account Phone 320-839-6123 1-800-335-8920 Fax 320-839-6127 24-hour banking 1-877-569-2265 www.cenbank.com LEAVES! The kids above enjoyed the recent nice fall weather, and are pidured playing in a pile i left to right, Clarissa Blake,.Jamie Guile)l, Jacob. Gapp.and Brianna Hoffhenke. All of the kids at the home of Doug and Vicky Gulley in B,g Stone City, SD, and were excited to be outside 1. enty proposes to set aside to protect water quality water is the "crown great outdoors, today pro- dollar initiative acres of land near waterways. the center- water initiative would expand the Reserve Enhancement in Minnesota to dra- state's Wetlands and ground- land of lakes and water is our way Pawlenty. "We water than any other United States. restoring this crown of life should be priori- of the CREE pro- will target three the Governor said. will be submit- of Agriculture an this week--focuses acres in the Red in the northwest, t the Lower Mississippi southeast and 15,000 the algae that in the southeast, that harms the Red deteri- that jeopardize Minnesota, it all three of these areas Pawlenty said. that moving forward with the CREP initiative will allow us to begin restoring these lands and sig- nificantly improve the quality, of water soil and wildlife." CREP is a voluntary federal-state- local program that works with farmers and ranchers to set aside marginal agricultural lands along waterways to enhance wildlife habitats, improve water quality, reduce erosion and sed- imentation and reduce the impacts of recurrent flooding. In July, Governor Pawlenty visit- ed Windom, Austin and Crookston to listen to detailed proposals from each group. After careful consideration and extensive feedback from local leaders, conservation groups and agricultural organizations, the Governor chose to include all three areas in the final CREP proposal to the federal govern- ment. Once the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has received Minnesota's proposal, the final details will be negotiated and agreed upon by both the state and the USDA. Farmers can begin voluntarily signing up to put their land in the program as early as March 2004. Landowners will have the choice of a 35-year or perpetual easement. "The CREP program is a win-win for all Minnesotans," Governor Pawlenty said. "Not only does the program give farmers adequate flexi- bility and compensation for theirland, it will enhance the quality of our nat- ural resources to ensure that everyone can enjoy them for years to come. " The program combines the federal Conservation Reserve Program with Minnesota's Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve Program to fund the conser- vation of the 100,000 acres of land, the maximum allowable under the federal program. Nearly $200 million in federal money combined with $46 million from the state will fully fund the effort. Governor Pawlenty has committed to seeking $23 million in funding for the CREP program in both the 2004 and 2006 bonding bills. "One of the best ways to protect Minnesota's water quality is to pre- vent run-off, the Governor said. "CREP has been a phenomenal suc- cess because it gives farmers the flex- ibility and tools they need to idle and restore marginally productive lands." As a legislator, Governor Pawlenty was a co-author of Minnesota's first generation of CREP, which has helped improve water quality in the Minnesota River by targeting 100,000 acres in that basin. Over the course of the project, 5.8 pounds of phosphorus was reduced from each acre of land set aside for conservation, and sedi- ment reduction to the Minnesota River amounted to 4.7 tons per acre each year. Wildlife experts have docu- mented significant benefits to deer, turkey and pheasant populations, as well as non-game species. Earlier this summer, the Governor outlined an aggressive clean water agenda for Minnesota. In addition to CREP, it includes a significant refo- cusing of clean water initiatives to maximize their value in watersheds with the most need, establishment of the State's first-ever "Clean Water Cabinet" to make clean water a top priority of state government, and an undertaking to make the mighty Mississippi River swimable and fish- able again. LADLES OF BIG STONE LAKE  Save this , Holiday Sales recycling Wreath - $1 5.00 (25-) Cross. $20.00 Cane- $20.00 Garland - $22.00 (zs ft.) Swag - $15.00 Any questions, please call Linda Roggenbuck (839-3821) or LaVeme Kaye (839-3617) PLEASE CALL 839-3821 AND LEAVE YOUR ORDER ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE OR FAX IT TO 839-3436 Please mall payment to: Ladies of Big Stone Lake Progressive Collision & Glass 109 SE 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 ORDERS DUE BY FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 2003 QUALITY CLOCK ,. REPAIR Antique Mantle 400 Day Anniversary Striking Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN ORTONVILLE, MN 320-839-2357 Call After 6 p.m. for .stimates DRIVE SAFELY with Trick-or-Treaters on the street. Halloween THE ROGGENBUCKS. Left to ri are Roggenbucks! Oustin, I.inda, Sieve, Jason and Jori eden. Dillan, & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck  Ortonville, MN 56278 320..839-2255 or 1-888-819-2255 0000INDEPENDENT1 Time to think about flu shots With the influenza season just around the corner, the health officials are encouraging everyone to have a flu shot. Each year, influenza results in about 36,000 deaths, mostly among the elderly, but more than 114,000 are hospitalized. Many of these complica- tions and deaths would be eliminated should more of the population be vac- cinated. Anyone can get influenza. The past few years has seen a decline in the number of flu shots that have been given. Health officials fear that people have become complacent because the last two flu seasons have been mild. It is impossible to predict how severe the flu season will be. The vaccine shortages in 2000 also lead to some confusion. Health officials say this year there is enough vaccine to go around. It is recommended that people six months of age and older at risk for a serious case of influenza or its com- plications and people in close contact with them should get the vaccine. This would includ those people over the age of 50, people who have long-term health problems or a weakened immune system, people on long-term aspirin treatment, pregnant women who will be past the 3rd month of pregnancy during the flu season and physicians, nurses, family members or anyone else coming in close con- tact with these people at .risk An annual flu shot is also encour- aged for healthy children 6-23 months of age, household contacts and out-of- home caretakers of infants, people who provide essential community ser- vices, people who live in dormitories and anyone else who wants to reduce their chance of catching influenza. Influenza is caused by a virus that spreads from infected persons to oth- ers. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, and mus- cle aches. The influenza viruses change often. Therefore, the vaccine is updated every year. Some people still get the flu after receiving the vac- cine, but usually a milder case. Protection develops about 2 weeks after receiving the shot and may last up to a year. The best time to get a flu shot is in October for persons who are elderly or at greater risk and November for the healthy population. The flu season usually peaks between January and March. For information about flu shot clinics near you contact your health care provider or your local Countryside Public Health office. Senior discount punch card Ortonville RIDES will be selling the General Public Punch Card at a discount to senior citizens (age 60 and older)effective Nov. 1st, 2003. You may purchase them from the bus driver for $8, a $2 savings for 16 punches. For more details please call the bus at 1-500-276-9553 or the Montevideo Dispatch office at 1-877- 757-4337. Annual meet Historical Society set for Oct. 30th On Thursday, Oct. 30th at 6 p.m. at the Matador, the Big Stone County Historical Society annual meeting will be held. The program will be "Enactors of the Civil War" with Dale and Sharon Koenen of Clara City bringing displays plus dressing parts also. Door prizes will be given away, Price $10. I PRINTING Is Our Business I t THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT OPEN HOUSE Please join us in celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of Arlen and Ardell LaCombe at an open house at First English Lutheran Chuch in OrtonviUe on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003 from  O11t I:t:la11-r..,o! 2 to 4 p.m. The event is being hosted by Lori LaCombe, Rebecca LaCombe, Bruce and Colleen LaCombe.  Your presence is your gift. / Just Got Easier=. Receive a FREE Instant Cash & Check Card with your ch, :king account! * Time is always tight. Now you can save time and make shopping easier when you use your Instant Cash & Check card. Instead of digging out your checkbook...writing a check...presenting ID...and waiting for approval - just reach for your Instant Cash & Check card. With your Instant Cash & Check card, you sign your receipt and you're on your way. Stop in today to get your card! / / /C " Beca use we care t. - ,, enBank V 113 NW 1st Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Member FDIC * Must be a qualified account Phone 320-839-6123 1-800-335-8920 Fax 320-839-6127 24-hour banking 1-877-569-2265 www.cenbank.com