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"Home Made Jam" to perform concert in Dawson Dec. 4 Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents the vocal group Home Made Jam as its Annual Meeting Concert on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:30pm at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson. A brief business meeting will take place at the auditorium at 7:00pro prior to the concert. Home Made Jam is a group of four women who combine their voic- es and musical talents to create an eclectic, a capella gospel, folk and blues combo. Smooth harmonies, favorite oldies, original tunes and modern Americana songs blend together to create the tasty sound of Home Made Jam. Performing will be Audrey Amer on guitar, banjo and mandolin, Colleen Frey on fiddle, Malena Handeen on accordion, Carol Ford on guitar and acoustic bass gui- tar. "We asked Home Made Jam back for this season because our audiences responded so well to them the first time," says perfonning arts director Luanne Fondell. "Their concerts are so much fun!" "HOME MADE JAM" will perform at the Dawson at the Memorial Auditorium Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the lobby prior to the concert. The Milan Village Arts School will be featured in the lobby that evening as well with work displayed by instructors and students. The event sponsor is Rekow Management LLC. Tickets will be sold only at the door. This concert is free for all Dawson-Boyd Arts Association members. For more information, call the box office at 320-769-2955 Ext. 246 or visit the website at (Adv.) ESTERN MINNESOTA FIVE STAR ! '09 GMC Yukon Fully Loaded Veteran S, 00rvice News By Dan Meyer Big Stone Co. Veteran Service Officer The office hours for the Big Stone County Veterans Service Office are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. My office phone number is (320) 839-6398. With winter around the corner and the price of energy rising, paying for heat is a real problem facing some Minnesota Veterans and their families. There are programs that can assist families and individuals to stay warm this winter. The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay home heating costs. Households who are at or below 50 FIVE STAR IIEEP$00;- io Jeees JEEPS I0 "u00my : '09 Limited (Jim's Demo) i i 3,adO ms : . "$ ' i O '07 Rocky Mtn. Editions * i 10nBroSoPOI ' Limitods '08 Limited : '05 Renegade 0 Laredos )'07 Grand Cherokees '07 Ram 4x4'i All with Low Mile 4X4'S slO,O00 rCUMMINS DIESEL 4x4's ] w/Sunroof 00'07 Compass Limited - 4x4's Red or Black Heated Leather Sunroofs .. Chrome Wheels '07 2500 Chev Crew s22, FORDS '03 Expedition Eddie Bauer '07 Explorer XLT '06 F150 Super Crow w/Sunroof '04 EscaPe XLT 4x4 '03 Sport Trac Ltd. Crow 26k Miles '06 2500 Quad 54k Miles '07 3500 Dually . w/Flatbed percent of the state median income are eligible. The size of the grant is based on household size, income, fuel type and energy usage. Households with the lowest income and highest fuel costs receive the highest grants. Funds are available for renters or homeowners. Minnesota residents may obtain an application and more information at m or by calling 1-800-657-3710 to locate the local agency serving your county. In other news. It's official!!!! The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs will be visiting our Veterans Service Office to do a news article concerning the services to our veterans, in particular, the incredible number of claims that have been approved over the past year. We will also be discussing the Outreach efforts and be looking at how this program has led to the increased number of service- connected disability compensation claims that have been granted to our veterans. The visitors will be Mr. non Quade (VA Directors of Claims) and Anna Long (VA Director of Communications) from the St. Paul Regional Office. When the article is published, I will provide information on where the article can be found on the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs website. Together we are putting Big Stone County in the spotlight at the St. Paul VA Regional Office. Please congratulate yourselves on a job well done! I greatly appreciate all those who support your County Veterans Service Office. Until next week, take care and "Fair Winds and Following Seas!" iiii!i :: 655 Miles SPC SAMANTHA MEYER was the featured speaker at the Veterans Day program held at the Ortonville School on Thursday, Nov. 11. Meyer is with the 1-175th FSC, 1-151 FA, and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2009-2010. Samantha is the daughter of John and Kristine Meyer of Ortonville. BIG STONE CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CENTER of Ortonville raised more than $700 in its October new patient promotion for the Big Stone County Cancer Support Group. Shown above is Dr. Chance Haugenpresenting the check to Cancer Support representatives Linda Krogsrud, center, and Ethel Swenson. Will be open starting Nov. 22nd thru Dec. 31st, Monday and Wednesday from 9 AM to 5 PM Stop in and see us or call 320-839-3023 for appointments. 12 N 2nd Street Ortonville,-MN 56278 SHOOTING HER FIRST DEER was Chelsy Athey of Ortonville. The deer was a 10 point buck taken on opening day of the firearms season, Saturday, Nov. 6. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 INDEPENDENT Page 11 lit