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WINNER OF $50 IN CHRISTMAS SCRIP last Friday was Lois Banken, left, of Ortonville. Lois had registered at Headwaters Grill and Bar earlier in the week. Presenting ler with her scrip is Dale Homan of Headwaters Grill and Bar. I Zion Lutheran lefse orders to benefit food shelf Matthew 25 challenges us to use our talents wisely. Each family of Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville was given $5 and challenged to increase that dollar amount and use their talents in service to others. A group of members have decided to pool their money and take orders for lefse. The proceeds from this sale will go to World Hunger and the local Food Shelf. They will be selling three rounds for $5. If anyone would like to order lefse, please call Zion Lutheran Church at 320-839-2813 and leave your name, phone number and how much you would like to order. Members will be taking orders until Dec. 8 and pick up will be at Zion on Dec. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday Dec. 18 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Congregation members hope many of you will support their effort to raise money for World Hunger, the local Food Shelf and get your Christmas lefse at the same time! (ADV) Long Last Week's Circular Good Through November 23 Closed Thanksgiuing Day! & ream Ircle 88 mm nn m m m m mmm mi m i m m mm i mm m m i[rAU II1 filOI Ill -'1 lll10IOlll :/OI i iBIIOIBI.?,II]  i J:( "d i -'1L"i i IPJm I i :SAVE $2 NOW m when you m BUY FOUR (4) 12-PACKS, m 24 OZ 6-PACKS OR I m 12 OZ 8-PACKS of any product of g The Coca-Cola Company (Mix & Match) g,c, one co,=on p= rcm. You PrY .............. 99.4og..-L-Lo9 ....... mm  t =/or depo ch. Co.;oupon may nol be a=gned, kanerred, puKsed, do regrodu, IIIIIIlllM lillillll Ilillll| mi - We will reimlrse you for It face value ol illmnBmllilllll  .i this cou;x, plus 8 handling a,owance, rf yo and me =00.00.,00,00_,.mllillqlllll mimllllmml ililimmmlimm ,,o, .v,,=,. . ,,,. ' .,=,.,nP, II mlmlilluminl,lummmm 9000 oo.) o mi i 78840. 011 The Coca-Cola Corapany. 5 mi i mm mm m mm mmm mmm mm m m m m m m m m m mm m m m / While Supplies Last. We reserve the right to limit quantities, m 10 ideas for American-made holiday gifts As you build your holiday shop- ping list this year, does it contain items that are American-made? Buying products made in the USA will have a positive impact on small American companies and could make the difference between their survival and demise. With each dollar you spend on locally made items or services, ou support the well-being of many work- ers and their families. Whether it is an individual running their own craft business or a small family-owned company, buying from them also increases the health of their communi- ties. If their products and services are selling well, they'll have money in their pockets to spend in their home- towns. Here are a few gift ideas to con- sider: 1. Pamper someone. Buy gift cer- tificates for local services such as a massage, haircut, car detailing and bicycle or computer tune-up. 2. Give handmade craft items. Shop local craft bazaars or visit the workshops of local crafts people. Jewelry, pottery, hand-blown glass, wooden toys or furniture, paintings, woven rugs or baskets, hand-knit sweaters or scarves, handmade doll clothing, metal or concrete yard ddcor, hand-dyed silk scarves, fabric purses, aprons.., if you want an item, you can usually find it from artisans who craft it with love and amazing skill. Often, you can special-order the right size, col,or or pattern, or hot spot, and tuck them into a card 3. Crafting Supplies. For do-it- created with hand-crafted paper. yourselfers on your list, purchase 8. Foodis always a hit. You can't ' American-made upplies; such as beat the taste of fresh honey from locally, spun wool from alpacas or local hives or jam,jelly and salsa from sheep, raw wood ready to be carved, locally harvested produce. Arrange a hand-made beads or unique cookie few jars in a handmade basket lined cutters and molds:. Then add a project :, with a cross-stitched cloth. If you like book filled with step,by-step direc-to preserve your own harvest for gift- tions, such as. Cookie Bouquets (fO r' giving, the cookbook Freezer Jams & making edible centerpieces). Refrigerator Pickles is filled with easy 4. Sweet treats are sure to please! recipes to help you. Visit the local cupcake shop, bakery 9. To preserve memories forever, or confectionary for fancy cupcakes, give journals that can be presented favorite bear claws and cookies or blank or filled in with cherished recol- hand-dipped candies and fudge. Gift lections to share. CQ Products has a certificates for a monthly treat would line of American-made journals for make anyone smile. If you love to everyone you love, from parents and bake, create your own treats for gift- grandparents to sisters, children and giving, using locally purchased ingre- best friends. dients. 10. Need stocking stuffers? Try 5 For the person who likes to well-loved children's books. Some are cook, give hand-thrown pots filled still printed in the USA, such as the with fresh herbs that can be grown on mini editions of Pigs in the House, a Windowsill and used all winter to Henry's Big Mistake or Milk and season homemade: dishes. Toss in a Cookies from CQ Products. Or give book about cooking with herbs and . the gift of laughter with Disgustingly your gift will be complete. (Try:A Delicious, a cookbook sure to tickle Guide to Fresh Herbs, produced and the funny bone of kids and adults published by CQ Products in Waverly, alike. Iowa.) You don't have to buy gift items 6. For the gardener, buy a gift cer- made in other countries to create a tificate to a local nursery that can be memorable Christmas this year. Come used in the spring to purchase seeds, home for the holidays with American- flowers, starter plants or mulch for the made products instead. gprden. It's local and green. To see the whole line of American- 7. Entertainment, anyone? Give made cookbooks and gift books at CQ tickets to an event such as a play, con- Products, please visit cert or comedy show at a local theatre State ranked #1 in nation in cooperative businesses Secretary of State Mark Ritchie rec- ognized "Co-op Month" which is ob- served in October, announcing that Minnesota is home to more coopera- tive businesses than any other state and several of the nation's largest co-ops are headquartered here. "Minnesota ranks number one in sheer numbers of cooperatives and our residents enjoy the tremendous benefit co-ops bring," Ritchie said. "Our state's co-ops generate more than $34 billion in revenue and provide good jobs for 46,000 Minnesota residents." Owned and governed by their mem- bers, co-ops provide products and serv- ices as close as possible to actual cost, with profit margins plowed back into the business or returned to the mem- bers. Many individuals are members of more than one co-op. Nearly 1,000 cooperative businesses serve approximately 3.4 million mem- bers in Minnesota. These co-ops pro- vide goods and services ranging from farm supplies and farm credit, to elec- tricity, petroleum products, grain mar- keting, dairy products and processing, housing, health care, telecommunica- tions, ethanol and sugar production, credit unions, and food co-ops. "October is traditionally designated as the month to honor co-ops and the contribution they make to stronger communities and it's fitting that the tra- dition began right here in Minnesota," said Cooperative Network President and CEO Bill Oemichen. "The tradi- tion of celebrating Co-op Month has deep roots in Minnesota. While the idea of celebrating the special nature ol cooperatives first appeared in 1924 in Waukegan, Illinois, it was former Min- nesota Governor Luther Youngdahl who signed the first official Minnesota October Co-op Month proclamation in 1948, at the request of the Minnesota Association of Cooperatives (now Co- operative Network)." NCB Financial Group, parent of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank, this week published its annual report detailing the top 100 co-ops'in the na- tion and their contribution to the econ- omy. Four Minnesota-based cooperatives were among the top two revenue producers by business sector in the NCB survey for 2010. CHS Inc., based in St. Paul, was in first place on the NCB Top 100 list, with $25.3 billion in revenues for 2010. Land O'Lakes, Inc., also based in St. Paul, came in second with revenues of $11.1 billion. Agribank, FSB, also in St. Paul, placed eighth nationwide with $4 bil- lion in revenues. HealthPartners, Inc., headquar- tered in South Bloomington, was in 10th place with 2010 revenues of $3.6 billion. "Large or small, urban or rural, the key concept of a cooperative business is friends, neighbors and fellow mem- bers delivering value for each other and their communities," explained Ritchie. "twas the Sale before All Kitchen Housewares COOKI00 Saturday, Dec. 17 WATCH FOR DETAILSII GRAND PRIZE: Kitchen Aid Mixer $299 value 2ND PLACE - Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer 3RD PLACE - 101 Pc, of Cookie Cutters mm In-StOCk Toys Slow :ookors 1,5 qt. Asst. colors available 251-215 30;00 Aim In-Stock Decor MIIbank, SD - 605-432-5665. Ortonvllle, MN - 320-839-6224 Store Hours: Mon-Fri. 8am-6pm Saturday 8am-5prn Sunday 10am-2pm "i'uesday, Nov. 22, 2011 00INDEPENDENT Page 7b