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KELSEY WATKINS PRACTICING her lines in the comedy "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" to be performed at the OHS auditorium along with "The Christmas Carol," Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9. ' Extension report Roselyn Biermaier Regional Extension Educator PURCHASING IRRADIATED BEEF There are many places that you can now purchase irradiated beef. It's been two years since irradiated beef first appeared on the market. It began in a few grocery stores, but in this short time it is now in fast food chains, restaurants and home delivery trucks. Burgers are as American as apple pie. One fast food chain has advertised the millions they have sold. At home, grilling happens year round instead of just in the summertime. Along with eating the burgers, Americans are also becoming more food safety conscious. So, some people also ask if tbod irradiation is safe. The Food and Drug Administration has evaluated irradiation safety for over forty years. Beef is not the only food that is irradiated. In 1963 the FDA approved irradiation of wheat to disinfect it from insects. In 1965 it was approved for white potatoes to extend shelf life. In the meat and I process cause a health concern?" Numerous sources of research say that the answer is, "No." The amount and type of radiation is precisely controlled. That is why, so far, you can only purchase irradiated beef patties. The exact weight, size and shape of the patty are calculated in the formula for the amount of radiation. The example that I like to use is the "amount of energy and type of radiation'used to irradiate food is enough to kill food borne bacteria, but it does not make the food radioactive, just as luggage does not become radioactive after passing through a security checkpoint at the airport." (Christine M. Bruhea, Ph.D., University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources.) Ah, but how does it taste? The irradiated burgers that I have prepared, or eaten away from home had no flavor difference to me. It is required that irradiated foods be labeled so, I knew I was eating irradiated beef. Research also shows that "'nutritional changes are less or close to those that happen when food is cooked or frozen The difference is so small that it has no effect on the American diet." (Food Irradiation, Kansas State University Agricultural Station and Coop Extension Service.) Now, to cook the burgers.3hey still need to be cooked thoroughly."Get poultry industry, irradiation of pork in the habit of using a food was approvedin 1985;poul in 1990 thermometer. When I work witCl and red meat in t9 Similar entsdelL+tt- td technology is used to sterilize medical devices for surgery and implant devices without risk of infectiork The food that NASA sends for the astronauts to eat in space has been sterilized by irradiation to avoid getting food borne illness. Could you imagine the astronauts getting sick?! (Frequently Asked Questions about Food Irradiation. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2000.) A commonly asked question is often the other side of the safety coin. That question is, "Does the radiation thermometer is a great Christmas present for Dad, Morn or Grandma. Also, thaw frozen burgers in the refrigerator. Be careful not to cross contaminate. Use a clean plate to take the cooked burgers off the grill. The last step is to enjoy! Roselyn Biermaier is an Educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Food Science which serving the West Central District that includes Big Stone County. ~ Convenient Hometown Health Care ~ :A LOCATED AT: ., & Manor, Apt. No. 3 113- 3rcl Avenue SHOTSJ00 Bellingham, MN 56212 Tuesday, Nov. 5P Friday, Nov. 8 wal "" c, 320-5911-7 5 5 l for appointments. We Make A Difference Bellingham Clinic is a satellite site of Lac qui Parle Clinic, Madison, MN. Equal Opporhmity Provider Ortonville news I Gall Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Kit spent from Thursday morning, Oct. 31st until Saturday afternoon, Nov. 2nd with Ann Helgeson. Lauryn Schumacher family of Fulda visited the, week-end of Oct. 25th at Marlyn and Reva Schumacher's. Also visitors on Sunday, Oct. 27th were Joe Schumacher of Huron, Ruth and Paul Strong and Nathan of Ortonville, and Ron and Tammy Schumacher and family of Ortonville. Everyone attended the confirmation of Alec Schumacher of Milbank. He is the son of Lee and Cyndy Schumacher Friday, Oct. 25th Jerry and Susan Larson from Redwood Falls spent all day with Joe and Dorothy Coubal. Tuesday, Oct. 29th Lou and Donna Coubal of Montevideo and Joe and Dorothy Coubal went to Morton to visit Bob Dehckne. Bob has terminal cancer. Bob's daughter Julie was also there. They spent the day with Bob. Bob's brother Don from Morton was also there. Leo and Frieda Wellnitz of Milbank visited Emma Schwarze on Tuesday, Oct. 29th. Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels attended the funeral of Tom Strei in Alexandria on Wednesday, Oct. 30th. Lorraine Schnaser came to visit Gladys Brehmer one morning the week of Oct. 21 st. Marjorie Parker went to the Matador Sunday night, Oct. 27th. Marjorie Parker went to Appleton to visit a friend Marlys Williamson on Wednesday, Oct. 30th. Urban and Ludie Stolpman spent the week-end of Oct. 25th at their son Todd Stolpman's in the Cities helping him finish up with odds and ends in the new house. They also helped celebrate Todd's birthday. Sunday, Nov. 3rd the Milltones sang at Blue Cloud Abbey. Jack and Elaine Gable and family attended the concert. Jack sings with the Milltones. Phyllis Schluter, Corinne Tiegs, Janis Seilin, and Jane Streed went to Dawson on Tuesday, Oct. 29th and attended a memorial service for all hospices patients from this area who have passed away in the last year. Jane and Oscar Streed returned home from a two week vacation in which they visited family in Lincoln, NE, Castel Rock, and Parker, CO. They enjoyed watching granddaughter Tara Van Hour play in the State Fast Pitch Softball Tournament. Mallory Van Hour participated in the sixth level gymnastic meet. The guys attended the Air Force Notre Dame Obituaries Harold Olson Funeral Services for Harold Olson, 74, of Gractville, was held Monday Nov. 4, 2002 at the Elim Lutheran Church in Clinton. Officiating was Rev. David Hinrichs with Marilyn Botker serving as organist and Donna Arens serving as soloist. Honorary pallbearers were the Staff and Residents of the Grace Home. Active pallbearers were Tony, Larry and Tom Arens, Ray Pansch, Jim Reynolds and Billy Nilson. Interment was at the Clinton City Cemetery at Clinton. Harold Vincent Olson was born on June 28, 1928 at Graceville, to parents Edward and Freida (Marie) Oberg. He was baptized and confirmed in the Elim Lutheran Church. Harold grew up and attended Country School District #58 near Graceville. He farmed with his father and Free Photography contest open to area residents football game. Eli Streed took his mother and his grandma to a special Mass and breakfast on Sunday morning which was sponsored b Reis High School where he is a stud'e:. Oscar also enjoyed golfing with soh-oel Streed and Dean Van hout. Ron Sa0w a nephew of Oscar. who lives in northern Denver. and wife Karen were dinner guests at Sue and Dean Van Houts along with the rest of the family. Thursday, October 24th Rev. John Marburger visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Carlene Wittnebel also visited on Thursday. Friday night, Oct. 25th Harriet Kidman and Lillian Ninneman visited Cliff and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Debbie Steuart was a Saturday, Oct. 26th visitor of Clifford and Lizzie H,-inson and Alton Hanson. Sunday night, Oct. 27th Wanda Koepke and Maryls Radermacher visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Monday afternoon, Oct. 28th Wanda Koepke and Amy and Kendra visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Wednesday, Oct. 30th a group of people from the Methodist Church in Bellingham came dressed-up and gave treats to Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson On the 25th of Oct. Rich Schluter from Bloomington came to visit his mother Phyllis Schluter. Phyllis' daughter Sharon Weisner and husband Jim and Dennis, Jim's brother Chuck, and Chuck's daughter Tonya came on Saturday, Oct. 26th. Sunday. Oct. 27th sons Jim fromRosemount and Bob from Bloomington arrived. They are hunting for deer, pheasant, and duck and helping with chores. High bridge players at the Ortonville Senior Center Friday afternoon, Nov. 1st were Lloyd Lorange and LuVerne Swezey. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Saturday, Oct. 26th Lillian Ninneman went to Northridge with Harriet Kidman. They had a nice visit with friends. Sunday, Oct. 27th Lillian Ninneman, Joyce Ninneman, and Harriet Kidman went to a church fish and ham dinner. Lauretta Mielitz visited Lillian Ninneman on Friday, Nov. 1st. Sunday, Oct. 27th Lillian Ninneman and Harriet Kidman went to a confirmation at the Methodist Church. aA[00ON DA-.y,00 ,,e.e,,,,e,,be:/o ,-e. LLOYD BAKER OF ORTONVILLE with the deer he bagged with a bow and arrow near Odessa on October 19th. WHY RENT? OAHS home open house In recognition of Health Care month, Care invite our clients, and the public to join coffee and cake during Wednesday, Nov. 13, and 3 p.m. at the Apartments located "We look forward to you at that time." HAP B- GAM 0 Now you can buy a home of your own with No Payment. Three great loan programs to FREE qualification and speedy, automated a Call today, you may be able to buy a lot more you expected. Midstate Mortgage brother on the family farm. Harold was a lifelong Big Stone County farmer. He enjoyed taking drives in the country and looking at the crops, going to auction sales, attending area farm shows and very seldom missed a County or State Fair. Harold also enjoyed watching the Twins and the Vikings on T.V. Clinton Graceville High School basketball was among one of Harold's favorite activities and he very seldom missed a game in his younger years. Harold passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 1, 2002 at Graceville, reaching the age of 74 years, four months and three days. Survivors include two brothers Milton of Graceville and Roger of Moorhead and a host of friends. The Larson Funeral Home of Graceville was in charge of the arrangements. PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS Nov. 4-9, Nov. Regular Store Hours Sitting Fee Make $2.99 .8xl0s.! (99 each * Wallets additional person) D&L Photo  l-Hour Processing Lab Photo 432-5222 Main St., Milbank (Across from Pizza The International Library of Photography is pleased to announce Assisted Living/Congregate that over $60,000.00 in prizes will be awarded this year in the International Open Amateur Photography Contest. Photographers from the Ortonville area, particularly beginners, are by the Assisted Living Task Force welcome to try to win their share of over 1,300 prizes. The deadline for the contest is Dec. 31, 2002. The contest is open to everyone and entry '00 Chrysler Town & Country LXI Quad Seats, Rear Heat & Air, Power Seats, CD & Cassette, 59,000 Miles I '99 Ford Mustang 6 cyl, 5 speed, Power Seat, CD & Cassette, 51,000 Miles $7,995 J $12,900 iiii I iiii You are invited to an informationexchange to Ortonville Senior Citizens Center 200 Monroe Avenue Ortonville, MN PURPOSE: If you are interested or know someone who is, please come. Surveys will be handed out on interested in using such a facility. YOUR INPUT IS APPR! CIMED! 45 r Page 12 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, bl'