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November 24, 1998

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GALS will be strolling the streets beginning this Friday, Nov. 27 to greet holiday shoppers and visitors to Ortonviffe and Big Stone City, SD. The Santa Gals are part of the Ortonville )romotion sponsored by local merchants. Santa Gals in top photo left to right, in front are Michelle Williamson and Jessica Moen. In back are Joett Teske, Traci Barn-hardt and Sarah )hoto are, front, Linda Wentland, Amber Anderson and Jamie Wester. In back are Kirsten )le and Jada Letrud. from page 1) . aaotion, Patfison again ;ioners will be holding a meeting at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 at the Big Stone County Highway Department prior to the regularly scheduled highway department's annual meeting, in order to reconsider the board's decision. In other business Tuesday, the board voted to begin work on an enhanced 911 system in the county as requested by Big Stone County Sheriff Joe Berning. Berning told the commissioners the system upgrade, which will better route both regular and cellular phone ( MOIOP5 North Hwy. 75 Ortonville, MN 56278 (next to EconoLodge) / Call Dustin today at 320-839-3333 If Dustin doesn't have the car you want, he'll order it for you. MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM/ Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 Cab - 351 Auto - Loaded - Short Box JUST IN/ '95 Chevy Lumina V6 - Auto - Loaded - White - 58,000 Miles $7,500 xperience the Joy of giving to a child this Hofiday Season. Stop in at our Big Stone City office to select a card. at Marquette Banks MILBANK BIG STONE CITY 605-432-4553 605-862-8163 911 calls, will cost the county approximately $48,000. "We have the money set aside for these improvements," Berning said. "As of August, there was about $37,000 in the E-911 fund, and there should be about $48,000 now." The county agreed to contract with Independent Emergency Services of Hutchinson for the improvements, and IES Project Manager Rick Morrow was in attendance Tuesday to field questions about the project. Morrow stated the current 911 answering staff at the center in Ortonville will remain the same, and the only change will he in the faster handling and routing of 911 calls, especially on cellular phones. "Today, all cellular 911 calls are routed through St. Cloud," Morrow said. "What do they know about this area?" He also told commissioners the new system will use a red arrow to locate the source of the call within a one-half block area, providing better response times which could save lives in the future. $3,000 (Continued from page I" four drawings will take place at 3:06 p.m. that afternoon. The next two weeks, $500 drawings will be held each Saturday, Dec. 5 and 12. The final drawing for $1,000 in script will be held -Saturday, Dec. 19. All winning names will be announced over KDIO radio, and the winner must he present in one of the participating stores at the time of the drawing. If your name is drawn, notify the store manager immediately, who will then notify the Independent office, by calling 839-6163, within three minutes of the original announcement. If no winner is identified after three minutes, drawing will continue until a winner is announced. As in previous years, winners will he pictured in the Independent, with the owner or manager of the store where the winner was at the time of the drawing. All money, as usual, will he given away in script, which is redeemable at participating firms, who will, in turn redeein their script at the Independent. Registration for the drawing can also take place at the Independent. Those interested in participating without making a purchase can still register once per week to he eligible for the giveaway. A total of 32 area firms are taking part in this year's $3,000 Christmas promotion. The complete list of sponsors can he found in a two-page ad inside this issue. Rules for registration can also be found in the ad, in addition to being posted on all registration boxes at participating businesses. Shoppers are also asked to help spread the holiday spirit to others by bringing in donations for the Big Stone County Food Shelf this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27, 28 and 29. The retail committee is hosting the promotion, with many participating businesses asking shoppers to bring in canned goods. Stores open nights and Sundays Once again, Ortonville and Big Stone City stores will he open many nights until 8 p.m. for shopping convenience during the Christmas season. Most stores will be open the weekdays of Dec. 14-18 and 21-23 until 8 p.m., as well as from 1-4 p.m. on the Sundays of Nov. 29, ,Dec. 6, 13 and 20. And for those last-minute gifts, most will also be open on I I Christmas eve until 3 p.m. Shoppers can easily identify the firms participating in this year's Christmas Bucks program with large, colorful signs stating, "Register Here" displayed in window fronts and at the coutaters of those firms taking part. Signs will be displayed for the duration of the promotion. Santa Gals spreading good cheer Santa Gals will he spreading good cheer again this holiday season as most Ortonville and Big Stone City firms will be helping support the annual Independent Santa Gal promotion. For 29 years, Santa Gals have been dressed in their holiday attire, passing out goodies and giving help and tips to area shoppers. A complete list of Santa Gal sponsors can be found on a page ad inside this issue, along with a calendar of events for the season. Santa's annual visit will be on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 1-4 p.m. in the upstairs of the Ortonville Senior Citizen's Center. Carriage rides will once again be given on Saturday, Dec. 12 and 19 along Ortonville's Main Street. See ad inside this issue for details on this year's Christmas script money giveaway and the many other activities going on this holiday season. Let us pause to reflect on our blessings, give thanks to God for all we have been given, and pray for peace and the preservation of all that is good Oil eafL C:-,an@ou/or your patronage. e movies, more oftenl SILVER SCREEN S E N S A T I O N Purchase a DIRECTW satellite system, subscribe to DIRECTV and get three months of Total Choice SILVER programming absolutely FREE! That's a value of almost $120! You'll enjoy more than 100 channels of great entertainment including STARZ!, ENCORE, The Independent Film Channel and more. Plus, you'll have access to as many as 55 different pay per view movies each night. But you have to act fast because this offer isn't going to last! For more movies, more often - there's always something on DIRECTV! 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