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Ortonvflle a heart" [ N D E \\;. BE GIVEN AWAY this Holiday season from Ortonville and Big Stone City, SD merchants in Independent's annual Christmas promotion. The $3,000 will be given awa), in script money s, two drawings for $1,o00 and two drawings for $500. The promotion Is now underway. ip ating businesses that display one of these signs. Pictured above are representatives of cipating firms. In front are Marilyn Ketchum, at left, of Cartwright Drug and Gifts, and t Jolee's Jewelry. In back are Brenda Molden, at left, of The Ortonville l'lower Shop and .q Garrett of Big Stone Cellular/Radio Shack. See details and rules of the promotion reside "s Color Printing of will be holding an open and Christmas ale this Friday through 27-29, with a visit from Saturday from 1-4 p.m., !nting and embroidery and holiday savings ny's Color Printing to hold house, sale this weekend sale, owner Sonny Arndt'and son begin on Friday from p.m. With t-shirts to be all weekend and free cookies throughout the May all ye happy family. ye kindly for giving us celebration! from the entire staff of the q00TONVILLE ENDENT Artie invite everyone to come out to see the wide variety of ways to personalize their Christmas gifts. "You don't have to be a big business to have professionally screen printed gifts for your family," Sonny says. "We offer a variety of gifts for both small businesses and individuals, including Tahoe Panda Fleece jackets on sale this weekend for $39.98, two tone caps for only $3.48, and Hanes sweatshirts for $9.98, each printed in the color of your choice." For the high school athletes in the family, letter jackets will be 10 percent off and team uniforms 20 percent off the entire weekend, and denim shirts printed in one color will be reduced to only $21.98. And at the incredibly low price of only $3.50 each, one-color screen printed t-shirts will be on sale. No more ugly ties for dad this Christmas, as personalized, embroidered ties will be on sale for $16.95, with a wide variety of (Continued on page 5) Post Prom meet A Post Prom meeting will be held at 7 p.m. next Sunday, Nov. 29th, in the High School Commons. We need all the parents input on this. See you Sunday. Community prayer, praise gathering set This Sunday, November 29th, the Community is invited to a Community Prayer and Praise Gathering at 7:00 p.m.. A Local Concert of Prayer Committee repre- senting more than 13 area congrega- tions is planning the event, to be held at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. The Service will involve many people from local congregations as well as a Community Choir under the direction of Don Prior. All are wel- come to join the choir which will practice at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29th at First English Lutheran Church. The theme of the service will be "Come Bless the Lord," focusing on blessing the Lord with thanksgiving, prepared hearts, and joy to prepare for Christmastime. The hour-long service will consist mainly of uplifting music sure to inspire all who attend. The Concert of Prayer Ministry sponsors Prayer and Praise Gatherings on the "5th Sundays" of the month as they occur. They also plan and coordinate an area-wide Concert of Prayer once a year. The upcoming Concert of Prayer is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, 1999. The purpose of these special events is to bring all the area Christian Churches together to pray for spiritual awakening. Local shoppers can win up to $3,000 this holiday season Registration for winning this year's drawings began Friday. Names will be entered into a drawing box at participating area businesses throughout the holiday season. Each week, five names from each participating store's drawing box will be drawn out and placed in the final drawing box. The remaining names will be discarded after each drawing, so shoppers must keep registering at participating businesses each week to win. The same process will be used for each of the four drawings. The drawings for $3,000 in script money this year will equal four drawings, the first to take place this Sunday, Nov. 29 for $1,000 during open house promotions at most stores Merchants in Ortonville and Big Stone City, SD will be offering good cheer and great savings this holiday season as they are once again uniting to offer shoppers great Christmas values. There will be bargains galore as merchants make Christmas shopping here a joy for all ages. Once again, there will not only be great values awaiting shoppers in their favorite stores, but also the chance to take home thousands of dollars in FREE Christmas Script Money. A total of $3,000 in Christmas Script money will once again be given away during the next four weeks in the annual Ortonville Independent-sponsored Christmas promotion. Board to reconsider action in Ortonville and Big Stone City. All (Continued on page 3) Chamberlain's has early bird gift ideas Chamberlain's Sporting Goods and Menswear of Ortonville has a number of great early bird specials for the holidays. There will be several in-store specials throughout the holiday season, including 25 percent off on all snowmobile clothing and accessories for one week only, and 25 percent off robes and pajamas. On Sunday, Nov. 29, there will be an open house, with refreshments served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rick and Cindy Chamberlain invite everyone to stop in and see what the sportsman in your family wants this Christmas. County Board grants Auditor $8,000 plus 18 rnos. insurance Big Stone County Board members voted 3-1 at their regular meeting Tuesday to compensate County Auditor Judy Pattison for duties performed above the requirements of her position. With Commissioner Richard Lane absent, the remaining four members passed the motion made by Commissioner Elwood Throndrud to compensate Pattison in the amount of $8,000, payable after the first of the year for tax purposes. Board Chairman Dave Torgerson cast the dissenting vote. In addition, the motion stated Pattison, whose term expires as of Dec. 31 of this year, would have her insurance paid by the county for the next 18 months. When contacted later about the matter, which had not been included on the meeting's original agenda, Pattison chose not to comment. Commissioner Elwood Throndrud stated he had made the motion because of Pattison's extra work in the human resources department. "We contemplated hiring a person to do human resource work a few years ago but (Pattison) kept on doing it," Throndrud said. "The human resource and insurance work had taken up a considerable amount of her time, which is why I had made the motion." Throndrud also stated Pattison had asked him to rescind the motion the following day. "She had felt it created a lot of angry folks," he said. When contacted about requesting to (Continued on page 3) City Clerk's office dispels rumors on sale of power lines Several rumors have been heard in Ortonviile about the sale of the city's power lines and cutting ts employees, resulting from a contract between the city and Missouri River Energy Services. According to the City Clerk/Administrator Roman Taffe, the city will not be selling any lines or equipment. "What MRES will be providing," Taffe said, "is a service only. They will be maintaining the system the city currently uses and __nothing more. The city owns its_._ distribution lines within the city limits, and it will remain that way." The clerk's office also dispelled the rumor about the firing of two city employees involved with the service, stating that MRES will be hiring two linemen for Ortonville, and two people currently are employed. Although the two new employees will now be employed by MRES, the City Clerk's office says their duties and benefits will remain similar to what they are now. LEGIONNAIRES HONORED. A number of Ortonville Legionnaires belonging to Spink-Dobak Post #97 were honored with their 50-year member certificates last Tuesday at an informal gathering at Ortonville's Hilltop Cafe. Those present to receive their awards above are, left to right, Martin Schmidt, Paul Lindahl, Murie| Geier and James Geier. Not present were R.D. Schreiner, Don Dawson, Joe Devenney, Dr. Peter Hansen, Maurice Johnson, Harlen Parker, Robert Pflueger, George Schlagel, Delton SUberstein and Elwood Throndrud. Two other members recently received their awards...Vern Lund and Winton Lindman. Honored guests at the presentation were State Commander Robert Skallerud and District President Dale Olson, both of Madison. 3000 Bucks For Yule Shoppers /' Ortonville and Big Stone City t-  Santa Gals To Serve You [merchants invite our neighbors shop our friendly cities. l00th AnotherAll-Victorian Look tonville/Big Stone City... '98 "Christmas Bargain" Cities