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November 3, 1998

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Bellingham school news Magazine Drive Ends Children in grades 4, 5, and 6 were involved in this year's magazine drive, which ended October 20. Once again, they did an excellent job! $5906.98. Top salesperson was Kali Maatz with $1117.54, Second, Garrett Henrich with $531.27, Third, Caitlin Spors with $426.83, Fourth, Dustin Roggenbuck with $352.28 and fifth was Jimmy Klefsaas with $303.42. Sales over $200 included Russell Anderson, Heidi Franzky, Darren Mork and Ryan Wittnebel. Sales over $100 included Maria Borgerson, Aaron Brehmer, Megan Croatt, Benjamin Dempcy, April Eddy, Matthew Haugen, Brian Kunde, Gregory Larson, Tiffany Larson, Luke Nelson and Mary Spors. The early bird drawing winners were: Game--Garrett Henrich and Computer/radio--Luke Nelson. The winner of the husky dog was Megan Croatt. The top 5 winners each choose a prize out of their catagory and will be awarded them as soon as they arrive from the company. You all did an excellent job of selling!! . Thanks--the proceeds go into the elementary fund--for things such as special interest days, field trips, etc. Success By Choice Obituaries Margaret Steen Funeral Services for Margaret Steen, 80, of Clinton were held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, Nov. 3,1998 in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Clinton. Visitation was held prior to the services at the church on Tuesday. Rev. Lloyd Berger officiated, and the organist was Patti Steen. Honorary pallbearers were Margaret's friends and relatives. Active pallbearers were Bruce Tellefson and Mark Tellefson; Mike, Dan, Jason, and Sarah Moberg; Susan Corneliussen, and Stewart Steen. Interment was in the St. Pauli's Lutheran Cemetery, Almond Township. Margaret Sylvia Steen was born May 31, 1918 to Martin and Olina (Kvile) Steen in Almond Township, Big Stone County, MN. She was baptized on June 23, 1918 in St. Pauli's Lutheran Church, where she was also confirmed on June 11, 1933. Margaret attended country school in District #21, Almond Township. After graduating from Clinton High School at the age of 16, she attended Normal Training in Ortonville. She then taught country school in District #48 near Johnson until working several different jobs around the United States. For 30 years Margaret worked in the U.S. Secret Service, retiring to Seattle, WA, where she lived for 20 years. She moved back to Clinton in December of 1994, where she lived until her death. Margaret enjoyed travelling and visited several foreign countries in her retirement. She also enjoyed antiques, bartering at flea markets, collecting jewelry and especially fancy buttons. She was an excellent seamstress and used the buttons she collected to customize her clothing. Artistically gifted, Margaret enjoyed making posters for various occasions. She also loved music" and singing, and was able to play the organ by ear. Margaret Steen died Friday, October 30, 1998 at her residence in Clinton, reaching the age of 80 years, 4 months and 29 days. She will be remembered for her good sense of humor and her optimistic outlook on life. Survivors include a brother, Arvin Steen of Sulpher, LA.; four nieces, Ramona Tellefson of Hawley, Nita Moberg of Clinton, Charlotte Baudreaux of Sulpher, LA. and Betty Weinman of Ortonville; a nephew, Martin Steen of Allen, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters, Alma, Clara, and Ruth. Students in grades 4-6 did attend an elementary wellness day, Success By Choice, on Thursday, October 29 in Marshall. The children will be attended 4 mini-sessions. This prevention-oriented event is made possible through the state's drug and alcohol abuse and violence prevention grant. An integral part of the stated goals and objectives of the grant emphasizes the importance of students being able to make healthy choices regarding personal lifestyle decisions and the scheduled 35-minute sessions reflect that goal. Special Interest K-3 While grades 4-6 attend Success By Choice in Marshall, K-3 will have their own program on Thursday morning, October 29. 9:00 9:30 A McGruff presentation (the dog who takes a bite out of crime) by Officer Jay Oellien of the Madison Police Department. 9:30 - 10:00 Project Turnabout Puppets (teachers will present 2 skits----alcohol and smoking) 10:00- 10:30: K & 1; 10:30- 11:00:2 & 3: Carrie Olson of the Extension Office will give two sessions on self esteem. As these two groups flip-flop students will work on an art project. On October 20, the girls traveled to Revillo. The fifth grade won their first game of the year! In a three over- timer thriller 14-12. Scoring were Meghan H. 8, Kristin 2, Kara 2, and Tabitha 2. The sixth grade won 16-10. Scoring were Heidi 6, Kali 4 and Caitlin 4. On Saturday, October 24, the girls hosted their annual basketball tournament. The fifth grade took 2nd place, defeating St. Lawrence 9-6. Then losing to Milbank 23-10. Tourn ament scoring Meghan H. 8, Kara 4, Chelsea 5, and Kristin 2. The sixth grade finished in first place defeating Grant-Deuel 15-14, then St. Lawrence 21-10. Tournament scoring were Kali 18, Heidi 8, Caitlin 8 and Tiffany 2. On Monday, October 26, the girls traveled to Unity Square to play Milbank Maroon. The fifth grade lost 10-3. Meghan H. was the scorer. The sixth grade lost 20-2. Tiffany was the scorer. On October 27 the girls played St. Lawrence. The fifth grade girls won 13-12. Scoring were Meghan H. 5, Chelsea 4, Tabidaa 3 and Kristin 1. The sixth graders won their game 18-12. Scoring were Kali 11, Caitlin 4 and Tiffany 3. The fifth grade record is 3 wins, 5 losses. The sixth grade record is 8 wins, 3 losses. Parent's Night Parent's night for girls basketball will be on Monday, November 2, at "the 5:00 p.m. Grant-Deuel game. This includes ALL girls basketball players in grade's'- 4, 5, and 6. Tuesday,-Xt-3 Picture retakes 8 a.m; Election Day Thursday, 11-5 Cloverbuds 3:00; DAC Meeting at 3:00 in the library Friday, 11-6 End of the first quarter(45 days) MENU Breakfast Monday--Scrambled eggs, sausage link, grape juice, milk. Tuesday--Waffles, cheese sticks, apple juice, milk. Wednesday--Jelly donut, hard boiled eggs, fruit juice, milk. Thursday--Assorted cold cereals, toast, pineapple juice, milk. Friday--Egg patty, toast, orange juice, milk. Lunch Monday--Taco meat, hard or soft shell, lettuce, cheese, tomato, apple crisp, graham crackers, chocolate milk. Tuesday--Hot ham & cheese on grilled bread, baked beans, tator puffs, carrot & celery sticks w/dip, bread. Wednesday--Beef chili, grilled cheese, peaches, apple chunk cake, bread. Thursday--Chicken nuggets, oven fries, corn, bread, rice krispie bars, milk. Friday--Italian dunkers w/sauce, mixed vegetables, chilled pears, bread. Markets No. 1 Wheat ... ................... 3.40 Soybeans ........................... 4.88 Corn ................................... 1.51 Nov. 3, 1997 No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.70 Soybeans ........................... 6.26 Corn ................................... 2.22 Boy scouts are selling fruit Ortonville Boy Scout Troop 28 is again selling fruit, meat and cheese through Nov. 11. If you wish to place an order you may contact any boy scout or cub scout or you may contact Gary Pfleger at 839-3351, Jim Collins at 839-2401 or Steve Wandersee at 839-3619. (Adv.) ? FORTUNE TELLERS SAW INTO THE FUTURE durin fun night last Friday at the Bellingham Elem Our Place Cafe. Above, Jenny Croatt, Heidi Sara and Kelli Sis looked into the future for participants of all Erica Plath, 11 bobs it was a new toilet. r b Baby shower for Laura An open house baby Laura (Carlson) Knodel at the home of Bill and 457 Tioga St. in Big Saturday, Nov. 14th Everyone is lcome. Dustin Hills Has00 ed BEST PRICES ON THE BEST SELECTION OF VEHICLES IN THE AREA! ( ) if Dustin doesn't have the vehicle you want, he'll order it for you. ~ CHECK OUT THESE GREAT BUYS ~ 1994 CHEVY CAMARO 3.4 V6, auto, air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PS, alum. wheels, t-top, cassette, 46,000 miles, book $10,000 FALL SPECIAL - $ 7, 9OO 1994 BUICK LESABRE Auto, 4 door, air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, power seat, cassette, aluminu wheels, V6, new tires, champagne, 72,000 miles $8,650 1994 PONTIAC GRAND AM Auto, air, tilt, cruise, cassette, PW, PW, 78,000 miles, teal green, sporty little car, $6,500 1996 DODGE STRATUS 4 door, air, tilt, cruise, cassette, 55,000 miles, garnet red, excellent condition $8,500 PLUS MORE TO CHOOSE FROM MOTORS Hwy. 75 Ortonville, MN Dusty Hills, Owner Bus. (320) 839-3333 Ros. (320) 839-3327 /J STOP IN AND VISIT WITH DUSTY TODAY and check out his new business. 1991 CHRYSLER FIFTH 4 door, air, tilt, cruise, power windows & locks, dual cassette, local trade, excellent shape, white $4,250 1994 CHEVY CORSICA . Air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, V6, cassette, auto, 76,000 Just In! 1997 Dodge Ram 4x4 Sport Ext. Cab = Sport, 360, auto, air, tilt, cruise, cassette, power seat, power windows, 26,000 miles, black, very sharp $20,900 Page 16  INDEPENDENT TuesdaY, NO.'.