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m school news CALENDAR 11-26 Thanksgiving 11-27 Thanksgiving 11-30 Girl Scouts 3:00 12-3 Christmas 7:00 p.m.--Children be p.m. 12-4 Lyceum at 12:30 MENU Breakfast ’Scrambled eggs, muffins apple juice, milk. muffins, assorted grape juice, milk. rolls, cheese orange juice, milk. . . giving Day pving vacation Lunch on buns, nacho cheese, carrot & celery dip, apple slices, bread, ; milk. Tuesday--Sausage salad with assorted mars, macaroni salad, Wednesday--Cubed mashed potatoes, green pumpkin dessert, roll, milk. g' Day vacation MAKE-UP who are interested a little bit of make-up of our Christmas up in the music p.m. Instructions will be helpers. Thanks! Mrs. BB PRACTICE 12-8 12-10 12-15 12-17 will run from 3:00-5:00 grades 3-6 who are in participating, please in the office for parent slips and up dated physical must have a current on file before you may Thanks, Coach, Mr. Krogsrud PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES Parent/Teacher Conferences were held on Monday, November 16 from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. Overall, we had 96% attendance. Kindergarten - 100% First grade - 100% Second grade- 100% Third grade - 100% Fourth grade - 90c Fifth grade - 100% Sixth grade - 82% We are happy to welcome three new students to our school this month. They are Schuyler Larson, first grade and Alec Larson, First Grade Preparedness, sons of Aaron and Deb Larson of Louisburg, and Kelsey Tveter, Fifth grade, and daughter of Karen Anderson of rural Bellingham, WELCOME ! ! CHRISTMAS MUSICAL COSTUMES All students in grades K - 6 will need: **black top **black bottoms **2 pairs of black socks **a black baseball style cap Dress rehearsal is Monday, Nov ember 30, beginning at 1:15 p.m. Please have all costume items here and labeled for that practice. Please have your child dressed and at school by 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3 for the program. The musical starts at 7:00 p.m. Additional requests: --Set construction will begin on Wednesday, November 25 around 9:00 a.m. in our gym. Come join us!! --Please send any votive or taper candles you wish to donate for our outdoor luminaries. There is a drop- off box in the school office. Thanks for your cooperation! Mrs. Strei SORRY FOR THE OMISSION in last week's Paw Print--thanking several community members for their part in the Halloween fundraiser. We forgot to thank Linda Roggenbuck and boys and Progressive Collision. We are sorry. SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGED The 1998-99 school calendar has been amended due to the 2 days lost because of bad weather, Nov. 10, 11. Realizing that fo'Ur storm days were built into the original school calendar and the fact that we have lost two days this early in the school year, necessary measures were needed: Dec. 21 &22 At the November school board meeting it was decided that December 21 and 22 would be scheduled as school days and not vacation days as originally scheduled. End result: 1) We will have school December 21 and 22. 2) We will have four storm days remaining. R. Seller BEWARE OF SCAMS Recently several customers re ported calls from a company claiming to be calling on behalf of Farmers Mutual Telephone Company. They claim to be doing our local service bill ing and request customer information. Be alert. These calls are false. These callers can be very persistent. If you receive a call like this, DO NOT reveal any personal information. Instead, ask for a phone number where you can call them back and hang up. Then call the telephone office in town at 568-2105. We can verify whether the call was legitimate+ CANDLES The candle fundraiser is tallied up and will be sent in by Pam Jacobsen. The children sold $301 candles and contributions of $27 were collected from those who chose to make donations, rather than order candles. Pam Jacobsen donated prizes for the top 4 sellers, who were Tabitha Henrich, David Lee, Kara Maatz and Lacey Guthmiller. The children will be delivering your candle order the first week of December. Thanks for your support in this fundraiser. The playground account now has just over $4000. THE GIRL SCOUTS have 18 cans of nuts to sell. Kinds include chocolate covered peanuts ($6) and sliced fruit, mountain mix, honey roasted and peanut squares ($3). They can be purchased at Our Place Care. Thanks. Delivering in desperate times Meisenheimer, Relations Specialist, Dept. of Agriculture and the Clinton continue to volley the various courts Hill, there is one agency y delivering assistance to ranchers here at home. of cg _ staff, and bud- county offices &f are on the front- get relief to farmers suf- agriculture's worst cri- county offices day after day to meet the challenge. In a year where everything seems to be testing the ag economy, the agency is juggling lost manpower with the delivery of changing market transition program and never before- needed loan deficiency payments. In addition, the "lender of last resort" - as+ the agency has traditionally been 10beled - is expecting an onslaught of i6an requests when faimers are away from conventional financing. 3 They cannot do more than thg.pro- grams allow; they are certaidly not bigger than the crisis. Nohetheless, working overtime to explain pro- grams, enroll crops and work through the payment process, staffers are tak- ing it upon themselves to go the extra mile to make sure every eligible farmer receives every ounce of assis- Red Cross, the agency is until crisis hits, its daily duties and stand- m case of disaster. This hit-on all fronts- and are showing up at Cash 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK tance possible. Government employees and therefore full-fledged members of the bureaucracy - they are also an open and easy target for frustrated farmers worried over their livelihood and dis- grunffe 0er government boggles and endless red tape. But they are also members of the community they serve, and the farn ere showing up at their door "end*"-and neighbors, even f,tlL They are all aware that there's a lot at stake, and they are equally aware thaU the assistance they are working tire- lessly to secure may not be enough. -It's easy to take pot shots at agri- cultural policy and government agen- cies. It should be just as easy to acknowledge dedication and compe- tency. Despite the strain on their own lives and duties - and ignoring the reality that their own jobs might not make it through government scale- backs - county FSA workers have stepped up to the task of helping farm- ers in this time of need. It's time they get the recognition they deserve...hopefully, they're not too exhausted to hear Bellingham/ Louisburg Relatives and friends gathered at the Hilltop Community Room in Madison on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 8th to celebrate the 90th birthday of Alice Hansen. Sisters and brothers of Alice attending were: Esther Dosch of Minneapolis and her daughter Sherri Harvey of Plymouth, Verdena Knutson of Renville, Eldora Ochsendorf of Dawson, Bill Geese of Bellingham, Robert Geese of Dawson. All four of Alice's children; Elvera Marquart, Alan Hansen, Robert Hansen and Jean Wiegers were in attendance. Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren also came to help her celebrate her special day. Dwain Corey of Wright visited at the Lloyd and Doris Nelson home last Frid'y morning. Alvin Jensen is a surgical patient at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown, SD. Last Thursday morning, Burneita Anderson, Audrey Ruess, Shirley Hermeling, Janet Weir and Lorraine Sorenson visited heir aunt, Thora Lund in Appleton. Karen and Mike Utt of Golden Valley were last weekend guests of Alan and Ruth Hansen and attended the 90th birthday open house of Karen's grandmother, Alice Hansen o_nSunday afternoon ......... LeAnn Stone visited Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson Wednesday afternoon. Erik Gerrits from St. John's and Elly Nelson of USD at Vermillion were home for deer hunting last weekend. Johnny and Clarice Borstad attended the wedding of Jessica Heck and Mark Larson at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7th at Louisburg Lutheran Church with Pastor Bradley Larson and Pastor Chris Finsand officiating. Hartzel and Toots Sorenson were callers Thursday afternoon at the Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson home. Lakeside Club Xmas party set for Dec. 1st The Lakeside Club met Nov. 17 at the home of Peggy Dunston. Seven members answered roll call by modeling the old jewelry they were wearing. Char Athey conducted the business meeting. Shirley Voeltz, Norma Frevert, Darlene Barnhardt and Frances Steltz reported having served breads at Northridge during the afternoon coffee hour on Oct. 22. Char Athey reported on her recent visit with Jimmy at the Adjustment Training Center at Chamberlain, SD. Those present signed a Thanksgiving card for Jimmy. The club voted to again order the Junior National Geographic magazine for him for Christmas. The club will again purchase a gift for a child from the Angel Tree. Peg Dunston will be in charge of that. Election resulted in Shirley Voeltz being chosen to be the next Vice President. Plans were made for the Christmas party to be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1st at the Big Stone City Senior Citizen Center. A pot luck meal will be served. Roll call will be a tree ornament exchange for those who wish to participate. Secret Sisters will be revealed with a gift exchange, Each member is asked to also bring a game gift. Shirley Voeltz and JoAnn VanLith are in charge of the games. Dues will be collected and new Secret Sisters will be chosen. The group then played a game listing all the words to be found in the letters of the phrase "Thanksgiving Day". Janet Rolfes won the game prize. Char Athey won the door prize. Pickup rear-ended Friday in Ortonville A two-vehicle accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. last Friday, Nov. 20 near Strege's Auto Parts along Highway 12 in Ortonville. According to the Ortonville Police Department, a 1978 Dodge pickup driven by Christopher Rabe, 15 of Big Stone City, SD was traveling west and attempting to turn near Strege's when a 1990 Pontiac, driven by Barbara Baker, 25 of Miibank, SD struck him from behind. Police records also indicated approximately $2,000 damage to the Baker vehicle, and no damage to the Rabe vehicle. No injuries were reported in the incident, and no charges have been filed. Ill,rant  & Check  our new automated (ATM), you've to your Anytime, day or the way to the on the way to work, on the way home. Your Personal Identification Number (PIN) - chosen by you and known only by you - keeps every transac- tion safe and cenfidentlal. Our new AIM is  olden. So stop by, and we'll get you on your way. BANK Member FDIC MINNWST BANK GROUP 25 Northwest Second Street • Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Phone 320-839-2568 * MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.* Del Silbmin, St, 118 NW 2rid Street Oamwige, 10IN 58278 (SlO) 8Sll-lSSl State Farm Insurance Companies Home Offices: Bloomington. Illinois .... I 00INDEPENDENT ' Ortonville news I GaB Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Mike Shephard of Sioux Falls was a supper guest of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rundell on Tuesday, Nov. 17th. Mike is a friend of the family and works for Exide Batteries. Mrs. Jean Danielson and Mrs. Adelia Knutson visited Lillian Danielson at Northridge on Wednesday, Nov. 18th. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Danielson from Ortonville and Mrs. Todd Koosman and daughter from Chaska visited Liilian Danielson at Northridge recently. Lillian Ninneman enjoyed Christian Women's Club Tuesday forenoon, Nov. 17th. Lillian Ninneman had a Candle Lite party Thursday, Nov. 19th in the evening. Ron Pinkert stopped to visit his mother Syl Pinkert Friday, Nov. 13 before his night shift job at the cheese factory. Rose Van Stralen and Clarissa Gruneich went to Christian Women's Club on Tuesday, Nov. 17th. Joel Sorbel joined them for lunch at the Matador. Phyllis Schluter attended the music program at the high school Tuesday, Nov. 17th and thoroughly enjoyed it. The elementary, junior high and senior high bands played under the direction of Mr. Donais. The Bowl of Love ladies met Thursday morning, Nov. 19th at St. John's Catholic Church with guest speaker Dennis Justison. This was followed by a potluck dinner and cards. Diane Kvidera was hostess for the birthday club at Diane's home Wednesday, "Nov. 18th. They celebrated Hilda McCormick's birthday. Nine ladies were present. Diane Kvidera attended the Women's Encounter at St. John's Catholic Church Saturday, Nov. 21st. Brent of Amery, WI and Bradley Jacobsen of Cambridge were home with their parents Gene and Avanell Jacobsen the weekend of the 14th and 15th of Nov. They have a successful deer hunt with Brent and Bradley each getting a buck. Jerry and Alma Jorgenson visited at the Morris Tietjen home Sunday, Nov. 15th. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Athey were callers of George and Ruth Van Hale on Tuesday, Nov. 17th. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Herberg and Margaret Carlson were Friday evening, Nov. 20th supper guests of George and Ruth Van Hale. Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 17th, Carol Dragt and Faith Sprung drove up to Milbank and shopped a little and then visited Amelia DeBoer. Amelia is Faith's sister-in-law. Faith Sprung went to noon lunch in Milbank with Gall Johnson Saturday, Nov. 21 st. Pat, Kelly and Nicholas Monson came to visit Margie Monson Saturday, Nov. 21st until Monday, Nov. 23rd. Marvin Block, Margie Monson's brother, visited Margie Monson during the week of Nov. 16th. 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