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OHS GYMNASTS started practice this week. Coach Becky Holtquist expects a strong showing from the exercise and vault catelories. Kira Sherod, (right),-Lucinda McMahon and Courtney Kriese ben practice on the beam. OHS gymnasts begin routines Ortonville gymnastic coach, Becky Holtquist started practice this week in the Ortonville Armory with about 20 girls. "We should be strong in the exer- cise and vault this year as we have some returning athletes with experi- ence and we can expect solid pertor- mance from them." "I hope that we can improve our performance on the beam and bar." Becky has been coaching gymnas- tics on and off for 30 years and con- tinues to look forward to the season. Lucinda McMann, senior and Katie Hedge, sophomore , were named gymnastics captains this week. ' " The first match will be hosted by Orton-ville on December 3. The meet is a quadrangle invitational with Marshall, Deuel, SD and Sjsseton, SD. "We expect Marshall to dominate the tournament. They have an all-year- round club program so the kids train off season. It's a real advantage to them. It's good to compete with them, it's a real motivater for our girls to see how well they can do against such tough competition. From Your Family! School lunch Tuesday, Nov. 19 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Eng. Muffin, E Butter/Jelly, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Garden Salad, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Chocolate Pudding, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Wednesday, Nov. 20 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR French Toast Sticks/Syrup, Applesauce, Milk Lunch: BBQ's, Pickles, Batter Bite Fries, Diced Pear Sauce, Brownie, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4- 12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Thursday, Nov. 21 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Cinnamon Roll, Orange Juice, Milk Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Mini Corn Dogs, California Veggies, Fresh Red Grapes, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Friday, Nov. 22 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Peach Sauce, Milk Lunch: Nachos Supreme, Lettuce, Cheese, Corn, Applesauce, 4-12 Raised Donuts, K-3 Donut Holes Monday, Nov. 25 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Raised Donut, Apple Sauce, Milk Lunch: Chili, Garlic Breadsticks, Fresh Veggies and Dip, Diced Peach Sauce, Fudgecicle, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Tuesday, Nov. 26 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Breakfast Pizza, Peach Sauce, Milk Lunch: 4-12 Foot Longs, Chili Sauce, K-3 Regular Hot Dog, French Fries, Baked Beans, Fresh Orange Wedges, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese PERSIAN GULF VETERANS honored at Saturdays Veteran's Day dinner ah BfffSfohe'American Lg[6n Pb'st 229 were left to right Joe VanLith, Richard Wellnitz, Dan Scoblic and David Wellnitz. WORLD WAR I veteran .r O widow Francis Steltz was in attendance at the Big Stone American Legion Veteran's Day GRANADA INVASION Program. Her husband, the late veteran Rodney Barnhardt, a US Otto Steltz was a member of the Army Ranger, was the first to Big Stone Legion Post. paracnute into Granada during the US invasion of Granada. Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Hank Prasnicki last Wednesday. There were three squares in attendance with guests from Watertown, Sisseton and Peever. Hank Prasnidki from Big Stone will call on Wednesday, Nov. 20. On lunch committee are Harold and Paula Thoden and Leland and Dorothy Schwandt. No dances Nov. 27, Gene Hofmann, Dec. 4. Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the High School lunchroom. Use the Northeast door, visitors are always welcome. WHY RENT? Now you can buy a home of your own with No Down Paymeht. Three great loan programs to choose from, FREE qualification and speedy, automated approvals. Call today, you may be able to buy a lot more home than you expected. 320-839-4252 or 800-788-4310 . Mo2,.s. Jamie Mittelstaedt .....N I Mldstate Mortgage ii I Big Stone American Leg" celebrates Veterans Day Members of Big Stone American thIennua n Post 229 honored veterans at 1 Veterans Day program SatuO.a. t the home post[The post is the 18th largest American Legion post in South Dakota with 267 members. Veterans from each war and con- flict were recognized along with those who died this past year. A tribute to MIA vets and those who died previ- ously or in battle was also held. Big Stone Community Chorus pro- vided musical entertainment along with the Jr. Legion Auxiliary mem- bers. Keynote speaker was Rev. Ray Otto of St. Charles Parish, Legion Chaplain and veteran. Bugle players Denielle Scoblic were their past "Taps"along with ].T. Scout candidate is Scout project with the Chef VanLith down dinner which was many. WWII Veterans honored at the Big Stone American Legion Post #229 Veteran's Day Dinner right, front row: Jerry Cloos, Bob Larson, Myron Schnaser, Frank Zeek, and Elwood Throndrud. were Jack Cloos, John Van Hout, Gene Burdick, Norbert Berndt, Ervin Herrmanns, Ervin Bergeson. Inset photo is Ed Griepp. KOREAN WAR Veterans in attendance at the Big Stone American Legion Veteran's Day to right, front row: Wilfred Adelman, Aaron Smith, Albert Radtke, Larry Roggenbuck, Richard Noll. Back row were left to right: Milo Boerger, Lloyd Grabow, Jack Cloos, Jim Kaercher, Bob Ross. VIETNAM CONFLICT Veterans who partook in the annual Veteran's Day program at American Legion were front row, left to right Tom Scoblic, Sylvester Kaiser, Steve Miller, David Wellnitz, and Milo Ladwig. Back row were Rodger Barnhardt, Tom Van Lith, Leonard Lith, Ray Otto, and Myron Rademacher. Gov, council meets Nov. 21st in Appleton The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Center in Appleton, will host the Nov. 21st meeting of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic Information. The council will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission, 323 W. Schlieman Avenue in Appleton. At 2 p.m. the council will be briefed on the advances and challenges of the hosting agency and Chippewa and Clay counties concerning geographic data, analysis and future planning. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting and the presentations, and may receive more information by contacting Scott Conn, at 320-289-1981. Wandersee in ; FYRE at Bemidji Kristin Wandersee of Ortonville is a member of Bemidji State University's First Year Residential Program (FYRE). Wandersee is a freshman, undecided on a major. FYRE is a voluntary program providing traditional-aged new students with specialized learning, advising and social opportunities, helping make the transition to college a little easier. The goal of FYRE is to increase student learning and retention. FYRE students live in one residence hall on campus and have access to additional staff living on FYRE floors to assist in resource referral, support and tutoring. School Board vote tally correction Vote totals for the Ortonville School Board as published in last weeks Ortonville Independent were incorrect. Totals given reflected Big Stone County votes only and did not include the votes from Agassiz and Yellowbank townships in Lac qui Parle County. Totals were: Thompson, 1090; Nelson, 1034 Ross, 935; Erickson, 736 Bloodmobile in Marietta Marietta American Legion Auxiliary #156 hosts Bloodmobile. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making a stop at the Marietta Senior Citizens Center on Monday, Dec. 9th from 3 to 7 p.m. Waikins are welcome! Call Betty Engebretson at 320- 668-2535 or Arlene Woolery at 605- 623-4438 for appointments. Memorials for cancer research The following memorials were received by Frances Fridgen in memory of: Ed Gerhardt by Myron Schnaser Holly Mosey by Howard Janssen, Kurt Hanson and Hope Beachem. James Geier by Ervin Herrman, Erv Mikkelson, Gladys Torgerson, Jerry P arkers, Mar), Jane Sanborn and Muriel Geier. Calvin Ferber by Florence Kruse Fridgen. Robert Hines by ONCE AGAIN MANY Recent new and scribers to The InC which we gratefully with thanks for' Sally Tyler Richard Hasslen Fuller Bill Johnson Donna LonghenrY Pepsiamerica..s August Zahn Dennis Redford Ruth Benson Deb Rushford Tessa Mahoney Joshua Sykora Dalen Roe Robert Gottsleben Richard Heck Amy Novak Mrs. Robert Larry Marsolek . Kevin Back.strand Lori Croatt Kath 3 Rev. Robert Dan Kafka Jay Larson Gene Herrma Alalt Schneck Diane Ritter Ray Seller Tuesday. NoV. 1! Page 10  INDEPENDENT