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MAKING A $1,000 DONATION TO THE ORTONVILLE AREA BASKETBALL BOOSTER CLUB was Pro Image Partners of Ortonville. The Booster Club used the donation to purchase new mats, (shown in background) m the Ortonville Gymnasium. Pictured above from left to right are Arlo LindahI-Booster Club member and Dan and Brenda Kafka of Pro Image Partners. CI grant funds run low, donations sought to continue The Ortonville Early Childhood Ini- tiative (ECI) was launched in Or- tonville in 2006 with a grant from the Southwest Initiative Foundation with funding from The McKnight Founda- tion. Since then, the ECI has provided a variety of different services to young children and families, including family events with meals and thousands of books put in the hands of area children- all at no cost to families. Now, four years later, the grant money is running out. However, the ECI has decided to continue its impor- tant work in Ortonville and expand some services, such as the Imagination MINNESOTA Property Owners PAYABLE ON OR BEFORE MONDAY, NOV. 15, 2010 (to avoid a late payment penalty) (1) 2nd Half Agricultural taxes (2) 2nd Half Mobile. Home taxes CINDY NELSON, TREASURER Big Stone County Ortonville, Minnesota Library- a program through which each registered child receives a book in the mail each month up to his or her fifth birthday-to the rest of Big Stone County. To accomplish this, a desig- nated fund, the Ortonville Early Child- hood Fund, has been set up through the Southwest Initiative Foundation. The ECI is seeking contributions from businesses and community mem- bers throughout Big Stone County. A $30 donation will provide an entire year worth of free books to a child in Big Stone County. Donations of any amount can be made via check to "Or- tonville Early Childhood Fund; 546 N. Minnesota St; Ortonville, MN 56278." Donations can also be made online by going to and search- ing for the Ortonville Early Childhood Fund. Online donations can be made at anytime however, Nov. 16 is "Give to the Max Day". On this day, one dona- tion made each hour will be randomly selected to gain an extra $1000 for the nonprofit for which the original dona- tion was made! All donations to the Or- tonville Early Childhood Fund are tax deductible. The ECI is also sponsoring a vendor fair on Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors will include: Norwex, Amway, Tastefully Simple, Tupper- ware, IveGotPurseanality, Usborne Books, Thirty-one, Inspiranza Designs, Uppercase Living, Scentsy, Pampered CheL and Just Jewelry. There will be ,,00a00es Nigh t Out" Schuneman Equipment S. Hwy. 15 Milbank, SD ursday, Nov. 18, 10 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Please join us for our Annual Ladies Out...Come see all of our John Deere Merchandise, New Children's T ,vs, and Apparel for the Entire Family Discounts Available! Come check out the Specials Off SpeciallV Marked Items! on All T ovs & Clothing! Complimentary WINE TASTING Chocolate Fountain CARING ROSE WEEK NOV. 15-20 Donate Two Cans of Food for the Hungry and We'll Give You a Dozen Roses for Only $I0! + Ortonville Flower Shop 136 NW Znd Street Ortonville, MN Caring Rose Week" is a trademark of North American Wholesale Florists," Sioux Falls, South Dakota Ivy Rose Floral ZI2 2nd Ave NW Ortonville, MN free babysitting provided from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sweet treats and bag lunches will be available from The Birdfeeder. A portion of the proceeds will be do- nated to the Early Childhood Initiative. You can get your Holiday shopping done and support the ECI all at one time ! Money in the Ortonville Early Childhood Fund supports: Imagination Library; Family Fun events, such as musicians. Tot Swim, field trips, etc; Big Toy Expo; father specific events, such as Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED); outreach to families with new babies; Early Childhood Family Edu- cation (ECFE) programming; ECI quarterly newsletter; childcare appre- ciation; school readiness activities; Early Childhood professional training opportunities; and coordination of these events and projects. For more information on the ECI, contact coordinators Laura Lamb (839- 7100 or or Kari Dorry (839-6181 ext. 435 or (ADV) . Cards of Thanks CARD OF THANKS I would like to thank the voters of Commissioner District 2 for their votes and continued support. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me. Wade Athey, 43-1" Commissioner District 2 (Paid ad inserted and paid for by the candidate on his own behalf.) CARD OF THANKS Thank you to the Ortohville Fire Department and Sioux Historic Pavil- ion for the prize money for first place for the costume contest and the great time at the Halloween party. It is so great to see people having a good time again at Sioux Historic. Thanks to Mark and Sheila Thompson for their hard work to make the Pavilion a place that the community can enjoy attending and using for various func- tions. We are already looking forward to next year's Halloween party. Thank you all! Sincerely, 43-1 Mr. & Mrs. Caveman CARD OF THANKS The family of Orvin Vaage expresses a special thanks for all the acts of kindness and prayers during the time of Orvin's death. I want to thank everyone who sent cards, flow- ers and memorials. Thanks to Pastor John Ragan for his prayers. Also thanks to Larson Funeral Home for their compassion at services. We appreciated the Circle serving lun- cheon and all who helped to make the death of Orvin easier to bear. God Bless and Keep You in His Care, 43-1 Family of Orvin Vaage Thank You for your vote and support in the Nov. 2nd election. I look forward to serving you in the next four years as your Big Stone County Treasurer. Cindy Nelson Paid advertisement prepared and paid for by Cindy Nelson, 244 Minnesota St. So., Ortonville, MN 56278. ,ort ottr t ajo. to those who voted in this year's election. What a great voter turnout! Special thanks to those in District #4 who supported me for Big Stone County Commissioner x.:.= I look forward to serving your needs and the needs of the entire county. Sincerely, Roger Sandberg Prepared and paid for by the candidate on his own behalf 539 Fourth St. NW, Ortonville, MN 56278 Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 INDEPENDENT Pa,,e 13