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.4 ), Stabbing (continued from page one) bail in the amount of $20,000 with bond being posted at $2,000. Condi- tions he was to meet for his release in- cluded having no contact with the Thielke girls or their parents. Authorities assisting the Big Stone Sheriff's Department in the two cases include the police departments from Ortonville, Madison, Big Stone City, SD, and Milbank, SD; sheriff's de- partments from Lac qui Parle and Grant County, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Minnesota DNR, West Central SWAT Team, Or- tonville Ambulance and Big Stone County Emergency Management. According to the girls' mother, Michelle Patterson, Hayley is expected to be in the hospital for quite some time. She has undergone two surgeries, one to repair damage to her diaphram and to insert chest tubes to drain blood from her lungs which had collapsed and a second to perform reconstruc- tive work, with more reconstructive surgery expected. "We greatly appreciate all the thoughts and prayers extended to Hay- ley and our family," said Patterson. "She "has a very long road ahead of her." Cards can be sent to Hayley in c/o Sanford Hospital, Critical Care 2000, 1305 W, 18th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57117 Farmers' last chance to w!n $2,500 for thezr commun=t=es During the season of giving, Min- nesota farmers can get into the holiday spirit by signing up to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organiza- tions through America's Farmer's Grow Communities s", sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. One farmer in each of Minnesota's 70 participating counties will win. Those farmers can share their holiday cheer with food pantries, fire departments, students at local schools and others by signing up and desig.nating an organization in their commumty. Food pantries give food to the hun- gry all year round; though, the need for food can be magnified around the hol- idays. "In the summer, we notice the do- nation shelves can get a little bare, so, we used the $2,500 during that time," said Sonja Ellner, executive director of the Dorothy Day Food Pantry. "This donation is very beneficial to the com- munity. It's neat that we're all con- nected -the winning farmer who grows the food that we'll be delivering to those who need it." This year, the program has ex- panded to include a total of 1,245 counties. The addition of 41 new coun- ties will result in an additional $102,500 in donations. In Minnesota, the Monsanto Fund will invest a total of $175,000 toward nonprofit organi- zations in rural communities. Now through Nov. 30, 2011, farm- ers can apply online at www.grow-, or call 1-877-267-3332 to apply by phone. A $1 donation will be made to local United Way chapters for each farmer who signs up, to further enhance the in- vestment in rural communities. Farm- ers who meet program eligibility requirements may enter regardless of involvement with previous Grow Com- munities programs. One winner will be selected at random from each of the 1,245 eligible counties, and the Mon- santo Fund will announce winning farmers and recipient nonprofits in Jan- uary 2012. Eligible counties in Minnesota in- clude Becker, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Chis- ago, Clay, Cottonwood, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lin- coln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Roseau, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wabasha, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright and Yellow Medicine. Visit to sign up and to learn more about America's Farmers Grow Communi- ties. This program is part of a broad commitment by Monsanto Fund to in- vest in farm communities, in order to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society. Scholarship opportu nity for MN students now available An application for one of America's most highly regarded and well-publi- cized scholarship awards in now avail- able online untilDec. 15. Since 2003, the National Federation of Independent Business's Young Entrepreneur Foun- dation has awarded 2,095 scholarships to graduating high school seniors total- ing $2,382,000. Minnesota high school seniors wishing to apply for a 2012 scholarship can go online at until Dec. 15. The nomination period by an NFIB member will occur Feb. 1 to March 1, 2012. NFIB members can also go to the same online address to make a tax- deductible contribution to the program. The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award recipients willattend the uni- versity, college, community college, or vocational/technical institute of their choice with $1,000-$10,000 in tuition assistance from the NFIB Young En- trepreneur Foundation. In June of this ear, NFIB YEF also honored four stu- ents selected as $5,000 scholarships winners of which one was from Min- nesota, and named the "2011 Young Entrepreneur of the Year" who was awarded a $10,000 scholarship. To qualify for a YEF Award, stu- dents must be running their own busi- ness. They are reqmred to write an essay describing their entrepreneurial endeavors and future goals. Standard- ized test scores, GPA, and class rank are also considered in the selection process. NFIB members around the country nominate applicants for the Young Entrepreneur Awards. An inde- pendent, outside committee selects a group of qualified semi-finalists. 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Rebate debitcard takes up to 6 vats & exres in 12 months, (c) 2011 Vedzon Wireless* Card shower set for Malsoms 40th Don and Jenny (Kaiser) Malsom of Mina will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Nov. 27. They have four children: Steve (Nancy) Malsom, Chelle (Richard) Mikkelsen, Kristi (Gabe) Dutenhoef- fer, and Beth Malsom (Nathan Locken); and seven grandchildren. Greetings may be sent to 36787 130th Street, Mina, SD, 57451. Call Independent with local news Gail Maxwell will be gone Nov. 23 through Dec. 11. Please call the Or- tonville Independent with any news at (320) 839-6163. t 4 Area news digest I MADISON- An early morning bus accident yielded only minory injuries, as Lac qui Parle Valley School District escaped a heart-sinking situation. Accord- ing to the Minnesota State Patrol, at approximately 7:40 a.m., Wednesday, a t the intersection of Hwy 12 and Hwy 59 north of Holloway, Lac qui Parle Valley school bus No. 5 drove off the road into the ditch before coming to a stop in a field. The report indicated the bus, traveling east bound on Hwy. 12, went into the oncoming traffic lane, then overcorrected, sending it into the ditch. The bus, driven by Leonard J. Meyer, 70, of Appleton, was carrying 10 passengers at the time. Only one student, Kristen M. Schliep, 17, of Holloway, was injured, re- ceiving minor injuries. She was transported to Stevens County Hospital in Mor- ris. Meyer also received minor injuries and was transported to Appleton Hospital. According to LqPV Superintendent Intern Renae Tostenson, all stu- dents on the bus were checked by emergency medical personnel at the scene of the accident; nine of them had no injuries. SWIFT COUNTY-While Swift County's five county commissioners are unan- imous in their agreement to move from electing the positions of auditor, treas- urer and recorder to appointing them, they have run into a roadblock. Sen. Gary Kubly and Rep. Andrew Falk both met with the board stating they would not carry legislation in 2012 allowing the offices to become appointive. There is a second option of going to the voters to approve a referendum giving the county board authority to appoint the positions. MONTEVIDEO- Luther Haven employees walked the picket line recently to voice concern about staffing, pay and worker retention at the Montevideo facil- ity. Luther Haven management offered a three year contract freezing wages, with the average yearly income of a caregiver $21,000 a year. All of the em- ployees are members of the Service Employees International Union. WHEATON-The WHN Warrior Nation are heading to Minneapolis this week- end. The Wheaton-Herman-Norcross football team will be playing Kittson County Central Saturday in the Metrodome. Kick-off is set for 8 a.m. The win- ner of Saturday's game will play in the Prep Bowl the day after Thanksgiving. i The Warriors won a place in the state semi-finals for the first time since the 20071 season by beating Spring Grove last Saturday. Ortonville News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Saturday, Nov. 12 Frank and Theresa Kovarik of Rosemount came to visit Theresa's mother Phyllis Schluter. Frank and Theresa did some chores around the house. They had a good time visiting. On Saturday night, Nov. 12 Phyllis Schluter attended the Veterans Day din- ner at the Legion in Big Stone City. She was accompanied by her brother Pat Kvidera and her sister Jerri Van Hout. It was an impressive program and the food was good. Extension club met Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Fairway View. They saw a movie on health issues and played a game. Marge Lindholm served a deli- cious lunch. Students from St. Joseph's and St. John's will be going to Montevideo High School to hear Pam Stenzers pres- entation on abstinence on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. She gives a very lively, informative, powerful talk. Parents and the general public are also welcome to attend. David Stolpman is leaving North- ridge later in the week of Nov. 14. He is doing fine. Jim and Lany McKinney enjoyed an overnight visit from their son Darell McKinney from Lafayette on Monday, Nov. 14. The Homerite residents on Thurs- day, Nov. 10 enjoyed an evening meal of homemade vegetable beef soup. Matt Lamb's parents of Canada came on Tuesday, Nov. 8 and left Mon- day, Nov. 14. They baby-sat while Laura Lamb attended a conference in the Cities on Wednesday and Thursday. Matt took some students to Augstana in Sioux Falls on Friday and Saturday. Gen Adelman's daughter Laurie Zempel of Aurora, CO had been visit- ing her mother since Oct. 19. On Nov. 9 Gen, Laurie, and Gen's son Don of Or- tonville visited Gen's family in the Cities. Gen has five children living there; so they did lots of visiting. Gen, Laurie, Vicky, Don, and two grand' daughters went to the Como Zoo. Gen, Laurie, and Don visited Gen's daughter Marge and Mike Knudson of Montev- ideo. Jeanne Berg attended Christian Women's Club at Zion Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. The spe- cial feature was the Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild. They showed quilts. Erlys Sis spoke for the Guild. The music was vocal soloist Brent Zahrbock of Ortonville. The inspirational speaker was Gayle Gilbertson of Aitkin. The morning brunch was well attended. Marilyn Carlson visited Blanche Twist of Northridge on Monday, Nov. 14. Delores Karels' cousin Ron Nordick visited Delores on Saturday, Nov. 12. Oscar and Jane Streed attended the Veterans Day program given by the stu- dents of Ortonville school on Friday, Nov. 11. In the evening they enjoyed the Veterans Day dinner at the VFW. This was a great way to keep Veterans Day in minds and hearts. Sally Tyler from Hayden, CO is Awards presented at LQP County 4-H Awards Night Over 150 awards were presented by sponsors and council officers to 4- H members, leaders and volunteers at a packed-house 4-H Awards Night. The program designed around the theme "Join the Revolution of Re- sponsibility" by current and upcom- ing 4-H Leaders Council officers and Ambassadors, was a celebration of our strengths and accomplishments and a challenge for the future. The program included the initiation of the first year members, installation of of- ficers, awards presentations, and a speech titled "What 4-H Has Meant to Me" by Kalyn Gloege, Past President. Ricl0 Kallhoff, 2011-2012 Leaders Council President, was emcee for the evening. Special guests included: Linda Anderson, Kiwanis, Clair An- derson, Lac qui Parle County Fair Board, and Dave Cralgmile, LqP Farm Bureau. Also involved in facilitating the evening's program were Mary Ann Anderson, 4-H Program Coordinator and the Lac qui Parle County 4-H Am- bassadors. Volunteers presenting awards included: Kalyn Glooge, Marissa Kemen, Jacinta and Mary Roggenbuck, Ricki Kallhoff, Michael Stottler, MacKenzie Streich, Jocelyn Wittnebel, Mariah Schacherer and Maizie Schacherer. Angela Ingalls served as the official photographer. Laurie and Rebecca Kallhoff helped with the decorations and served cake. coming home for a few days to visit her mother Vi Hansen, who lives at Fair- way View. Sally is also going to visit friends and relatives. The Caregivers met at Fairway View on Monday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. for their monthly meeting. Zelda Kohl visited Palmy Gutzman on Thursday afternoon. Visiting with Dorothy Gmiterko from Nov. 12 to the 17 is her daughter Dorothy Shveima from Thousand Oakes, California. They have done many things including a shopping trip, playing bingo, going out to eat, and just visiting. It has been a wonderful time. She also helped Dorothy do some holi- day decorating. Tuesday night, Nov. 15 the Big Stone Arts Council held their annual meeting and celebration at Java Jules. They elected new directors and officers and celebrated a successful year of art's programs and events. LaVonne Beachem's sister Charlene and husband Dave of Baltic, SD and their son James of Sioux Falls came for the Veterans Day dinner at the Legion and to visit Gary and LaVonne Beachem. They came Friday, Nov. 11 and left Saturday, Nov. 12 after the din- ner. Inga Koeckeritz spent the Nov. I 1 weekend at Ralph and Julie Braun's home. On Sunday Inga visited with her son Jim and Brenda Steen. Also there were Jeff and Wendy Steen from Va- lencia, Spain. Inga's grandchildren from the Cities area were all there at Jim's. Peer support group set Nov. 29 Peer Support group open to all in- terested in the age group of 18-35. Self-esteem skills, social interaction, games and more. We will also provide snacks ! ! Our first meeting will be held Tues- day, Nov. 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Rural Support Services office on main street, 213 SE 2nd Street, Ortonville. WIC voucher pickup for Dec. Dec. h Multi Media Room, Madi- son, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6: Countryside Public Health Office, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 12: Countryside Public Health Office, Benson, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15: City Buiding, Appleton, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 20: Countryside Public Health Office, Montevideo, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Worship Invite a neighbor or friend to come along and join us in thanks and praise on Thanksgiving Eve. Thanksgiving offering is designated for the Big Stone Lake Area Food Shelf and for Kids Against Hunger. First English Lutheran Church ..... 9 NW 3rd Street Ortonville, MN 320-839-2527 Service will be broadcast over KDIO radio. . 9 Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 00INDEPENDENT Page 3