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Big Stone City Gall Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Potluck dinner and meeting at the Big Stone City Senior Center Tuesday, Dec. 1st. All seniors welcomed. Pearl Pepka entertained Shirley Voeltz, Eldora Nelson, Grace Van Hout and Lula Hagen on Saturday, Nov. 14th for her birthday. A delicious lunch was served. Loraine Nolting and Ralph and Lavina Loeschke spent Monday, Nov. 16th in Watertown shopping. Lois Nitz's daughter Paulette Benson from Merril, WI visited Lois from Sunday, Nov. 8th to Sunday, Nov. 15th. Saturday evening, Nov. 14th at the Roger Christensen home to help Emma Christensen to celebrate her birthday were Merlin and Jean Wirkus of rural Marietta, Frank and Clara Zeek, Melissa Pinkert, and Clifford and Ileen Christensen all of Big Stone City. Monday evening guests Nov. 16th at the Clifford Christensen home to help Ileen celebrate her birthday were Wimpy and Lyla Schmidt, Merlin and Jean Wirkus of rural Marietta, Mr. and Mrs. Butch Christensen of Odessa, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zeek, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Kaufman and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Christensen and children all of Big Stone City. Lamoine Herrmann enjoyed a noon lunch at Hilltop Cafe on Monday, Nov. 16th with Beatrice Homan of Ortonville and Lucille Hammerstein of Wheaten. Melvin Ballhagen of Beardsley, Elaine Smith of Browns Valley, Mr. and Mrs. Darvin Ballhagen and Heidi and Chad of Wilmot, Tooty Ballhagen of Clinton, Ada Herrmann of Ortonville,' Gene and Jolene Herrmann and Jami Jo of Ramsey and Hazel Gibson of Beardsley helped Ervin Herrmann celebrate his birthday on Saturday, Nov. 21st. Thursday, Nov. 19th Eldora Nelson saw Gladys Erens at the St. William's Home in Milbank. Friday, Nov. 20th Eldora Nelson visited Florence Trapp at Northridge. Mr. and Mrs. William Voeltz and Bill Junior and Grace Van Hout helped Eldora Nelson celebrate her birthday Saturday afternoon, Nov. 21 st. In the evening Delores Bengtson was a dinner guest and helped Eldora celebrate her birthday. Wade and Cindy Van Dover and Mark and Joseph are waiting any day for a new arrival from the stork. Cindy Van Dover, Renee Eustice, Julie Treinen, and Diane Hartman took the children to a Winnie the Pooh play in Watertown on Wednesday, Nov. 18th. A good time was had by all. Foundation Focus FROM THE BIG STONE HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION By Jan Schmidt, Exec. Director The fall season is traditionally a time to give thanks for blessings received during the year----and the Big Stone Health Care Foundation certainly has experienced many blessings in 1998. A major goal has just recently been reached with the October financial reports showing we now have over $800,000.00 cash invested. This .growth has been realized mainly because of the many gifts & pledges given through the years by donors. Memorial & honorarium girls have been consistently growing as well. Special events such as the Gala and the Oak Tree Classic Golf Tournament, Silent Auction & raffle are always a popular way to raise funds. The Oak Tree Classic was a tremendous success with over $15,000.00 net revenue. This was $5,000 more than any other previous year! The Board of Directors of the Foundation and Ex. Director, Jan Sehm4dt wish to .express :grateful thanks to all the many donors, participants and volunteers who made this possible. The Foundation has seen changes in personnel this year-as we regretfully accepted the resignations of board members, John Jurgens and Marilyn Lindahi. Both have served on the Board with tremendous commitment and will be missed as they focus their attention on the Ortonville Area Health Service Board. Maureen Laughlin and Roger Nornes agreed to fill these positions and we look forward to working with them. Other members of the Board of Directors include: Jim Strong, President, Dr. Robert Ross, Vice- President, Dr. Gregory Peterson, Secretary, and directors, Marjorie ,Lindholm, Roger Nornes and Robert Pflueger. Maureen Laughlin serves as treasurer. All of the members of the Board display a strong dedication to providing and protecting quality health care for our community. Another aspect of the Foundation growth is certainly due to the commitment of the employees of Ortonville Area Health Service and Northside Medical Center. Not only do they provide excellent health care, but many support the Foundation with pledges given through a payroll deduction plan. This really shows their loyalty to their families, friends and the rest of the community. Volunteers are another blessing that make the Foundation's vision a reality. From helping with all special events to mailings and clerical work, Foundation volunteers are the ones that get everything done. We cannot begin to list all the names, but two frequent volunteers in the office especially around special event times are Ann Lundberg and Jean Danielson. As we all give thanks this season, it is also a time we want to share our blessings with others. Gifts to the Big Stone Health Care Foundation will benefit your family, friends and community for all time...longaftej your lifetime. Call Jan at 320-839- 4135 for information on giving to the Foundation or step,at the office located in the lower level of Northside Medical Center. Dale Hills In Concert Nov. 28 At Beardsley Dale Donald Hills, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald "Sharkey" Hills of Beardsley, will present an Evening of Song on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Beardsley. Dale returned this past summer from a successful singing engage- ment in Altenburg,Germany and Macedonia, and will present a concert for local residents. The concert will feature popular songs from Broadway musicals, operatic arias, German Lieder and Art songs. The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the concert. mm""m""mim"mmmii"l9"llmmllmmi|"mn"pim!mmm TUBBS SOFT WATER ]I II iiiii!iiii)iiiiiiiii!)iliiiiii!iiiii 1 I O Drmnkmng Water Systems Iron Removal Systems Salt Delivery Phone 289-1999 55 Alive . drive class set Dec. 7th The 55 Alive/Mature Driving Program sponsored by AARP and the Ortonville Senior Center is offering a class from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10. This class will help seniors better adjust to the limitations that aging has on their driving. This eight-hour class held at the Ortonville Senior Center is directed toward people fifty years of age and over who have not taken the course previously. South Dakota residents are welcome. Please call the Senior Center at 320-839-3555 to register. Pre- registration is required. Cost of the class is $8. South Dakota residents, please check with your insurance agent about a premium discount on completing this course. School lunch Tuesday, Nov. 24 Breakfast: Applesauce, French Toast Bagels, Syrup, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Italian Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Choice of Dressing, Hot Cheese Bread, Apple Juice, Frosted Graham Cracker, 1/2 Pint Milk Wednesday, Nov. 25 Breakfast: Apple Wedges, Long Johns, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Hamburger On A Bun, Tomato, Lettuce, Onion and Dill Pickle Slices, Oven Fries, Apple Crisp, Dixie Cup, I/2 Pint Milk Thursday, Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Day - No School Friday, Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Holiday No School Monday, Nov. 30 Breakfast: Orange Juice, Cocoa Wheat Cereal, Cinnamon Toast, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Chicken Vegetable Soup, Crackers, Peach Sauce, Ginger Cookie, 1/2 Pint Milk Extension report John Cunningham, County Extension Director 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 FARMERS TO RECEIVE S PECIAL TRANSITION PAYMLN.TS Farm o'ptors that are enrolled in the seven year"MARKET TRANSITION PROGRAM".will be receiving an additional 1998 "Market Transition Payment" very soon. This additional payment was made possible by special farm legislation approved by Congress and signed by President Clinton in October. The additional payment will be about 18.7 cents per bushel for corn. This is in addition to the Total 1998 "Market Transition Payment" of 37.66 cents per bushel that was paid earlier. Farm Operators also have the option of requesting their entire 1999 "Market Transition Payment" early. This option was made available by USDA to help alleviate some of the farm cash flow pressures that exist in some regions. Following are some details on the early 1999 "Market Transition Payments": Farm Operators must be enrolled in the seven year "Market Transition Program" to be eligible- to receive 1999 transition payments. Producers must make a request for an early payment at their County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office. Producers have about three options for the early payments: 1. Receive the entire payment in December, 1998 (or earlier). 2. Receive the entire payment in January, 1999 3. Receive half of the payment in December and halfin January Producers that do not request early payment of their 1999 "Market Transition Payment" will continue to receive half of the payment as an advance payment in December or January and the other half of the payment in September, 1999, or they will receive the entire 1999 payment in September, 1999. The payment rate for corn for 1999 has been set at 36.3 cents per bushel. This rate is the final payment rate and it will not be adjusted in September, 1999. Be sure to check 1998 income tax implications with your tax preparer before deciding which early payment option to request at the FSA Office. Remember you already have the additional 1998 transition payment (18.7 cents per bushel) that will be extra 1998 income. Many producers also had considerable 1998 income from "Loan Deficiency Payments". In some cases, there may be financial advantages by delaying the early 1999 transition payment until January, so it is countedas 1999 income. All "Rental Verification Statements" must be completed and on file at the County Farm Service Agency Office before any early payments will be made on any rented farm parcels. Following are some details on documenting rental verification: t. Proper rental verification requires that either a signed copy of 1999 rental contract or a signed written statement from the landlord indicating the farm operator for 1999 be presented at the County FSA Office. 2. Any parcels in one year rental lease agreements that does not have a longer term "Rental Verification Statement" that includes 1999 will require rental lease verification for 1999, as will multiple year agreements that expired in 1998. 3. Producers that have "Rental Verification Statements" on file at the County FSA Office that extend beyond one year, and include 1999, should not have to do any additional rental verification. 4. If there are changes in the multi- year agreements, these changes need to be reported to the County FSA Office before the early transition payment checks will be issued. 5. Remember, that if you have a farm parcel with one year contracts combined with land parcels into one large Unit" at the FSA Office, receive no early transition ! until every rental 1999 has been com Remember that Transition Payments" are percent of the "Program Yield" and not harvested yields. The Deficiency Payments" this I been paid on verified yields. For more information on 1999 "Market Transition or on Rental requirements, producers contact their County FSA PEOPLE WHO NEWSPAPERS We have 2,000 yards of high quality carpet in stock. ON NOW THRU DEC. 7TH - per yard." 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