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of Owen and Frances.. Family Iorms Foundation at To Assis Research Students MN - The University of t Foundation has accepted a from the Owen W. A. "late Memorial for g Fund at the r of Minnesota, Morris. The help students at the of Minnesota, Morris for presenting agri- findings. Owen and Frances Tate and raising their fami- Stone County in west For health tea- left the day to day job of moved to nearby Clinton to work at the Farmers e Elevator. They never lost for being on the farm an impressive garden in town. They were also about education. Frances' career was interrupted and children but she children and especial- to get a good and Frances' deaths, wanted to find a way to to encourage the goals of The Fund will help that. rand Frances' children are of Burnsville, Norma ue, Iowa and Keith Wisconsin. OWEN AND FRANCES TATE The interest earned by the Fund principal will be available to students at UMM to support up to half of the travel and presentation expenses for students presenting their research. Dr. Jeffrey Tate works at the University, of Minnesota and has first hand expe- rience with the costs involved in pre- senting research findings. "I was able to use a similar fufid when I was a student and know how important it is to be able to present and share research knowledge," says Tate. This has been recognized by Gerald B. Fischer, President, University of Minnesota Foundation. "As a major resource for research, education and human service of all kinds, the University of Minnesota has an enormous effect upon our society. Its ability to build and main- tain the high quality of its programs depends largely upon the involve- ment and generosity of alumni and friends-people like (the "Fates)" Maddy Maxeiner, Director of Fund Deve.lopment at the University of Minnesota Morris noted, "(Their) desire to express a lasting and signifi- cant connection with western Minnesota is a sentiment that we are proud to help support." Mark Yudof, President of the University of Minnesota added, "It is wonderful that (they) have chosen to honor Owen and Frances "late in this way." Interested individuals can help pro- vide even more opportunity to University students by making a tax deductible contribution to the Fund. Contributions become a permanent part of the Fund Principal and may be sent to the Tate Fund, U of M Foundation, Attention Maddy Maxeiner, Director of Fund Development, 312 Brehmler Hall, 600 E. 4 StreeL Morris, MN 56267- 2134. For more information, call Dr. Jeffrey Tate at 651-484-0887. {Continued from page 1) of one of the first set- )f his collec- now he has been air- beaks and feet of many making sure all are per- col lection opens to the has been hunting for most of his life, his only goal for the past 30 years was to find prime specimens for his collection. "I lost interest in plain hunting. Now I trophy-waterfowl hunt," he said. "It's given it [hunting] whole new meaning and challenge. I might look over several hundred ducks before I see one I want." Finding the fight bird That means he doesn't shoot much. "I've carried two steel shotgun shells 55 or older and looking for work? the income, satisfaction and friendships a job Do you need additional training? (Financial Apply). Green Thumb Employment and Training classroom and "on-the-job" training, as well as finding the job of your choice. There are no fees for our services! .call Hilda at (320) 855-2440. 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It was one of the most beautiful hooded mergansers I've ever seen." Hanson cleaned it up and mounted it. It remains one of his prized birds. "And there are road kills and crip- ples," he said. "Friends give me some. When they get something exceptional, they think of me." 'q fOund a ruddv'd-uc'0n a road. A truck had run over- -- "it+d it+'was fllt as /.- Hanson literally put the bird back ..... together, and the flawless mount looks as if it could fly again. Though he has'traveled far to collect birds, not all were shot in the wild. About 25 per- cent came from game farms. Collection Grows Ask him if he has a favorite, and it's like asking a father if he has a favorite child. "The canvasback is one of my all- time favorites. But the Emperor is such an elegant goose," he said. And then there's the colorful King Eider. "It's hard to pick one over another because I like them all," he said. Most of the birds have been mounted for 20 years, some 30 or more years. "They should last for ever, as long as humidity, dust and light are kept in check," Hanson said. Besides waterfowl Hanson has some upland birds, including six species of quail and several species of pheasant and grouse. There also are small mammals, such as arctic fox, bobcat and fishers. And then there's the monster slate gray Capercaillie grouse, at 10 to 12 pounds, the largest grouse in the world and enough to give even a seasoned hunting dog a heart attack. They're a native of north- ern Europe. And no, they're not edible. Putting a price on all of this is dif- ficult. Many of the bird species are rare and thus valuable. The taxidermy work alone would have cost tens of thousands of dollars if I a collector had paid to have the birds mounted. Instead, Hanson has invested perhaps 30,000 hours of his own time to mount the birds. He has no intention of stopping. "I plan to add to it, as long as I have room," he said. Now that the collec- in public hands, Hanson can legally add nongame wildlife, such as a western grebe found dead last spring. "When you start a collection like this, you don't know where you'll end up," Hanson said. "I've carried this farther than most people would." BOYS, left to right, are Dillan, Jason, Iorden and Dustin. or replace your cracked windshield at Progressive. the area's largest windshield inventory to give you the bast service/ OGRE$61VE & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Raggenbuck 109 SE 2rid Street Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-2255 CALL FREE Coming events The Big Stone County Cancer Board meeting will be held at lh30 Monday, Nov. 9th at the Columbian Hotel. OAHS Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. in the Northridge Activity Center. We will be dispersing funds to purchase equipment for Northridge and the Hospital. Referrals (Continued from page 1) mings or a gift or two under the tree will have those things. If you or someone you know has a need of food and/or gifts for the Christmas season, please mail a note witl] their name and address to: Big Stohe County Family Service Center, PO Box 338, 340 NW 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN 56278 or call 320- 839-2555 and leave that information. All referrals are kept in strict confi- dence. Please make your referral no later than November 12, 1998. Help make someone you know a little happier this Christmas. County and State elections today Elect'ions for state and county officials will be held today, Tuesday Nov. 3 throughout the state, and everyone is encouraged to vote. A number of local races will be decided today in Big Stone County, including county auditor, treasurer, sheriff, attorney, two county commissioner seats and two Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor positions. Polling places will be open until 8 p.m., so exercise your right to vote! CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS More than birds Waterfowl are not the only things that have caught Charles Hanson's fancy over the years. Next spring, visitors to his bird collection also will dis- cover a display of Hanson's American Indian artifacts, which includes several thou- sand arrowheads, pottery, pipes and other items Hanson has found at Indian sites in the area and Missouri. He also collects 1950s vin- tage cars and old John Deere tractors. For the past 13 winters Hanson and his wife, Pamela, have traveled to South and Central America, Mexico, Asia, India and other distant places with a volunteer orga- nization to help build schools, churches and hospitals in poverty-stricken areas. "I do the masonry work,- he said. "It's very reward- ling." eye eare news -Noveml00r is National Diabetes Month Each year, as many as ... 25,000 Americans with dia- betes lose their sight from diabetic retinopathy, the most com- mon form of diabetic eye disease. 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