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Deer Hunt (continued from page one) big game hunting. NOTE-The rifle/Shotgun line has NOT changed. -Hunters no longer need to validate their deer license at the time of kill. The site tagging requirements have not changed, only the license valida- tion portion. -A person 10 or 11 years old may hunt big game provided they are in direct supervision of a parent or guardian. -The deer bating requirements have been clarified. To ensure safety, deer hunters should establish hunting plans that define who will shoot and when dur- ing drives. Each hunting party mem- ber should have a predetermined zone of fire and always know the where abouts of each member of their hunt- ing party. Hunters are also reminded to check their tree stands. Each year, the majority of hunting accidents are the result of incorrect Or careless use of tree stands. Hunters should also be wearing a visible portion of blaze orange above the waist when venturing out this weekend. The visible portion of your cap and outer clothing should be blaze orange. Voyage down the Minnesota River presentation in New UIm Join Tim Krohn and John Cross of the Mankato Free Press for an amaz- ing look at their journey down the Minnesota River this past summer and the interesting people they met along the way. Tim and John retraced their trip from ten years ago and will provide wonderful insights on how the Minnesota River has changed and also stayed the same. Krohn and Cross will be appearing at the New Ulm Public Library (17 North Broadway Street) Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 7:00 p.m. On July 6, Tim and John started out in the Big Stone Wildlife Refuge to paddle 335 miles down the Minnesota River to Fort Snelling and its outlet into the Mississippi River. In the beginning they nearly lost themselves in a small, winding river characterized by a thick layer of cat- tails before giving away to a mass of trees and a struggle to move around numerous tree snags. As the river opened up they hit two large reservoirs on the Minnesota River- Marsh and Lac qui Parle lakes - both celebrated for their waterfowl. From there on, Krohn and Cross pad- dled a fairly fast Minnesota River past communities Granite Falls, New Ulm, Mankato, St Peter, etc., all embracing the river in unique ways. On this trip, the two reporters noted all the trees that had fallen into the river compared to ten years ago, the eye-catching granite outcroppings now endangered by rock mining, and the transformation of former cropped areas into grass and tall willows after being enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) during the late 1990s. Krohn and Cross finished up their river voyage 11 days later after pad- dling through a more urban landscape filled with barges, large grain eleva- tors and other industries along a fairly straighten channel. Once again the two men spent their night camping underneath Hwy. 35 Bridge listening to the sounds of modern life including jets taking off and vehicles passing overhead. Finally, Tim and John reached the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers and the end of their paddle. Tim Krohn wrote The Mississippi, as it merges with the Minnesota River near Fort Snelling, is anything but mighty. It is no wider like Montevideo, than the Minnesota here, but the water is dramatically different. The Mississippi carries nearly crystal clear water while the Minnesota dumps in a cloudy, muddy mix that soon turns the Mississippi dirty. This event is sponsored by the Regional River History Center of New Ulm, which provides citizen access to the Minnesota River and Cottonwood River watershed basins including online data, along with area historical and cultural artifacts. This history center is located on the Minnesota River at Riverside Park school house in New Ulm. This event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota River Watershed Alliance (Watershed Alliance). The Watershed Alliance is an organized network of citizens, public agencies and private organizations dedicated to communi- cating the benefits of an ecologically healthy Minnesota River Watershed to others and are actively working toward its improvement and protec- tion. For more information on the Voyage down the Minnesota River presentation please contact Scott Kudelka at 507-389-2304. Women: Heart Disease & Stroke Cardiovascular diseases cause ............... almost 1 in 2 women's deaths. As women approach the age of menopause, their risk of heart disease and stroke rises steadily. Know the Risk Factors Area news digest MILAN-Just as billionaire T. Boone Pickens is laying OUt his plan for a $10 billion, 68,000-acre wind energy farm with 2500 turbines in the Texas panhandle, the footings and foundation for Erik Thompson's 20-kilowatt wind turbine project are being poured north of Milan. The two completely separate interviews of the visionary individuals are very similar, even though Perkins appeared on CBS's 20/20, while Thompson discussed his concerns for global warming in Prairie Sun Bank in Milan Friday WHEATeN-The economic crisis apparently hasn't hit Traverse County yet, according to one key indicator. Figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) listed the county's unemployment rate for Sept. at 5.4 percent, down by .2 percent from August. MADISON-Lester Boraas was named the 2008 Madison Outstanding citizen recently at the Madison Country Club. Lester Boraas was born May 21, 1936 in rural Dawson and graduated from Dawson High School in 1955. He pursued a trucking career with Virgil Anderson and Martin Tweet, traveling cross-country, especially out west. In 1968, Lester and wife Blanche made their residence in Madison. He served as deputy sheriff for Lac qui parle County from 1967 through 1969, when he joined Production Credit Association, where he served as a loan officer for fifteen years. He has since been an employee at Lac qui parle Cooperative-Cenex. CLARA CITY-Clara City police Chief Ralph Bradley said two area senior citizens have been called by a "male subject" asking that samaritan money be sent to Canada, one to help relatives and the other to cover medical bills. "Common to both is the fact that the suspect wants money mailed to Canada," said Bradley. In both situations the prospective victims disconnected before getting contact information. HECTOR-The Minnesota DepaJ'tment of Public Safety early this week released its 2007 Minnesota County Fire Statistics. Renville County ranked 50th out of 87 Minnesota counties in total dollar loss from fires. Meeker County ranked 54th out of 87. Kandiyohi was the highest ranking county in the area, ranking 14th out of 87. Redwood County ranked 29th and Yellow Medicine ranked 60th. THIEF RIVER FALLS-The search continues for a Thief River Falls woman who was last seen Thursday afternoon. Gina Lin Anderson, 32, was reported missing Friday, according to the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. She is described as a white female with blue eyes and long blonde hair. She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. She was last seen driving her yellow 2002 Pontiac Sunfire with Minnesota license 224-AEA. She was thought to be wearing a pink, black and white Castle racing jacket. Receive up to a ....... Sl,000 Rebate* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System iii:i!::iii: :ii!:::!:!i iiiili:!i:: i!iili 6.9% APR and Fixed Payments for 60 Months** with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System on a Home Climate consumer credit card account 24-HOUR SERVICE UTILITY COMPANY REBATES MAKE THE SAVINGS EVEN BETTER! 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During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruc- tion and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksman- ship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Meyer is the daughter of John and Kristine Meyer of Highland Highway, Ortonville. In 2008, the private gradu- ated from Ortonville High School. Behlings finishes basic training Army National Guard Pfc. Matthew Behlings has graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, OK. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and tradi- tions, military courtesy, military jus- tice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. He is the son of Julie Enstad of Cornell Ave., Big Stone, SD. Ortonville News By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 About a 130 people were at a Founders Day luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 26 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Bloomington. Phyllis Schluter thought it was great seeing and visiting with many of her old friends. Memories of over the 50 years were brought to mind. Lots of hugs and handshakes were given. Pheasant hunting has been good for the Schluter men who are here visiting Phyllis Schluter. Bob from Bloomington, Jim from Rosemount, and Tom from Duluth joined their brother Richard for the hunt. Brian Mathison spent Wednesday, Oct. 29 to Sunday, Oct. at the home of his mother Irene Mathison. Brian is hoping to have a good hunt; while he is here. Jack and Elaine Gable visited friends in Ladysmith, WI Friday evening, Oct. 24 and Saturday morning, Oct. 25. On Saturday the Gables went on to Oshkosh, WI where they attended the 50th anniversary of Sunnyview Christian Church. Jack and Elaine were charter members there. Saturday night, Oct. 25 was a banquet, introduction of charter members, and time of sharing remembrances. Unique to this church are three young men who grew up in that church who became pastors. On Sunday they had breakfast at that church followed by workship serves where two of those pastors preached along with the present pastor. The Gables returned to Ladysmith on Sunday night and then returned home Monday, Oct. 27. October was a busy month at the Oscar Streed home with Jane celebrating a momentous birthday on the 2nd we won't say which one. Oscar and Jane were surprised on their 60th anniversary. A surprise party was planned by Eric and Lisa Streed of Lake City with the help of many more. How they included so many and kept it a secret was really surprising. Jane and Oscar were taken to Chanhassen on Saturday for drinks, dinner, and a show. They were thankful and absolutely astonished at the family members who were able to come. Vicky Sager from Dassel visited her parents John and Anna Rothi on Saturday, Oct. 25. Delores Karels and Jan Nordick went tO visit Virginia Karels at Golden Living of Milbank, SD on Wednesday, Oct. 29. They had a good visit. Norman Shelsta dropped by for a visit with Virginia while they were there. Delores and Jan also did a little shopping on a beautiful afternoon. Twyla Hinneberg's brother Alvin Tengvall and his wife Marilyn from Minneapolis came on Thursday, On Friday Twyla's cousin Adeline Rime also of Minneapolis came. On Saturday morning Twyla's daughter, Trudy and Bill Broman and Allison of Wayzata came. They all came to visit Twyla Hinneberg and attended the Scandinavian Fair at First English Lutheran Church on Saturday. The Centennial Club met Monday afternoon, Oct. 27 at Mary Ann Ulrich's. Six members were present. They had a fun afternoon making a Christmas craft. The ladies each brought a Halloween treat for the other members. Palma Gutzman, Donald and Zelda Kohl, and Orrvin Anderson were invited to dinner at Jeff and Donnette Herberg and family at Beardsley on Sunday, Oct. 26. Melvin and Florence Loeschke's grandchildren Alleire Loeschke and Jamie and Nicole Gulley spent the week-end of Oct. 24 with Melvin and Florence Loeschke. They did fun things together. Melvin and Florence Loeschke visited Shawn Loeschke's children of Montevideo while their parents were gone on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Marion and Janet Weber went to the craft sale at the Catholic Church in Chokio and the one at Zion Lutheran in Ortonville. Marion Weber visited David and Janet Weber on Wednesday afternoon Oct. 29. John and Sheri Cunningham went to Avon, Minnesota to visit their daughter Colleen and her husband Jason and their children Lily, Emily, and John from Tuesday, Oct. 28 to Thursday, Oct. 30. Pat Beaumont of Sebeka, a classmate of Jane Streed from the nineth grade in Bemidji, spent a few days at the Streeds. They shared alot of memories and had a wonderful time going to the birthday club hosted by Lucy Gloege, Over the week-end Eric Streed of Lakeville and Curt Streed and son Spencer of Lake City came to hunt and helped their parents catch up on Fall chores. Sue Hanratty and Vi Hanson had lunch with Dick and Rita Verheul Saturday afternoon, Oct. 25. Todd and Sara Verheul were Thursday, Oct. 30 luncheon guests of Vi Hansen. Roger Hellesvig of Minneapolis was a weekend guest of Norman Shelsta. He attended the Scandinavian food fair at First English Lutheran Church on Saturday afternoon and in the evening, he presented the program at the Annual Dinner of the Big Stone County Historical Society at the Matador Supper Club. He portrayed Ole Oleson, a Norwegian immigrant packing his truck to go to America. He enjoyed his visit to our fair city. NiL Ileare LENDER Member FDIC sta ank lbe 00Pof tbe Whetstone Vall00, :Tuesday. Nov. 4.2008 00INDEPENDENT Page 3