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Editorial comment SANTA GALS AND GUYS will be spreading holiday cheer to area shoppers again this year, beginning this Friday and Saturday. Pictured above are this year's Santa Galsand Santa Guys. in front: Amanda Thyne and Abby Saeger. In back: Kelly Thymian, Kendra Loeschke, Sabrina Strege, Kelly Dawald, Corey Tollefson and Craig Murk. Refuge, correctional facility working together on project Big Stone National Wildlife This gives the Refuge a cost effec- Refuge and Corrections Corporation tive source of seed and gives the of America's Prairie Correctional inmates a chance to give back to soci- Facility are working together on a ety while learning a valuable skill. joint project. The plots that have been estab- The prison, located near Appleton, lished in the prison yard contain is providing native prairie seed that is approximately 17 different species of needed to restore northern tallgrass native plants. Plans are curently being prairie habitat on the Refuge. made to expand and increase the The prison began growing native diversity of this program. prairie plants in its greenhouse and Refuge staff have worked closely outdoor garden area within the prison with the prison personnel and inmates yard two years ago, from seed provid- to establish plots containing a variety ed by the Refuge. of native plants where seed can be This program allows the inmates in harvested by the inmates on an on- Horticulture Class to gain knowledge going annual basis. The seed is then about native prairie plants. They also provided to Big Stone NWR for incur- get experience in conservation tech- poration into seeding mixtures that are niques by growing, caring for, har- curently being planted within native vesting and collecting the seed. prairie restoration sites on the Refuge. ...... • ..... OH$Girl's Basketball d ,,, ,,, , ,, , ,, ,,, ,, n,,, ,,, ,, ,,t,,,,,,,  - .........,  :, , starte • , ..... ,, , .... _  .... practice lastMonday,ior this year's season. Pictured above, : Jenna Longhenry puts • :, up a shot during a recent True Senior practice. Bloodmobile M i n n e s o t a., in Bellingham - _"_..i  next Tuesday A minute of your time, please, Some things are distinctly Minnesotan -- like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of before this busy holiday season Minnesota. recognized for delivering quality health care plans for nearly 70 begins. years. That's why more MinnesOtans choose Blue Cross than any other plan. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Bellingham next Tuesday, Dec. 2 Call me for individual or group plans or plans that work with Medicare. from 3-7 p.m. at the City Hall. You are eligible to donate if you "1 1reran•takes I. ). are over 17 years old and in good health. No appointments are neces, 40 NW 2nd Street sary, walk-ins are welcome. Ortonvllle, HN 56278 For any information you need, call Audrey Volkenant at 320-568-2385 or 320-839-2118 or Margaret Adelman at 320-568-2426. 800-630-4978 BlueCross BlueShleld The need for blood does not stop of Minnesota for the holiday season. lhd fnkMBllaNedMin€a &telhtw.=m= I ONCE AGAIN . . . MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: .... Amanda Arndt Kristin Olson :: Kenneth Archer Bill Johnson ........ Wesley Strei Doug Stielow Kevin Backstrand ".x::R:. " .......... : ...... ................. Lawrence Schmieg Richard Stuck Scott Byer Twin City Roofing, Inc. Sarah Goodhart Ray Seiler Lee Schumacher Charles Burman Noel Krupp Bill Vanegness Lori Croatt CenBank Vernon Lund Delmer Reese Molly's Beauty Shop Raymond Manifel Diane Ritter THE ROGGENBUCKS. Left to right are Dillan, Rodger Brandt Dustin, Linda, Steve, Jason and Jorden. Rev. Robert Goblirsch :: Art Hiliman Have a safe holiday season from Marvin ChristensenDonna Danielson our family to yours. DanKafka John Rehehn Darlyne Ceaser P-J OG R m 8S Dennis Redford Roger Swanson Elizabeth Thompson COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Pastor Bob Gravley 109 SE 2nd St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 Kathryn Gilsdorf 888-819-2255 John Torgerson Norman Larson Alan Pederson Kathy Limberg I II @2003 Rochester Pall-Bulletin Co, L.L.C. Ed Fischer Syndicate fist herposlbull˘fin.˘om Library corner The hours of the Ortonville Public Library are Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 - 3 "p.m. Remember Tuesday is Andrew Carnegie's birthday and we are having cake and cider to celebrate. Also make sure you sign up as to what you would give Mr. Carnegie for a birthday present. New in Mystery is Sara Paretsky's "Blacklist". Checking up on empty family mansions for an old client, V.I. Surprises an intruder and subsequently discovers the dead body of a missing reporter who disappeared during the McCarthy era, a find that has links to two prestigious Chicago families and leads to her involvement in the search for a missing boy with terrorist connections. New in Suspense is Tim LaHaye's "Babylon Rising". A dramatic discovery sends Michael Murphy, a field archaeologist and scholar of biblical prophecy, on a perilous quest away from his secure world to a deadly confrontation with the forces of evil. Also new is Patricia Cornwell's "Blow Fly". Leaving Virginia in the hope of finding some peace and quiet', Dr. Kay Scarpetta journeys to Florida, where a series of baffling murders quickly entangles her in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the most unexpected circumstance of her life. Also new is Stuart Woods' "Capital Crimes". When the seemingly isolated deaths of multiple high level politicians are linked to a single professional killer, former Georgia senator and new president Will Lee, with the help of his CIA director wife, Kate Rule Lee, follows leads from a quiet D.C. suburb to an island hideaway in Maine. Also new is R.J. Kaiser's "Black Sheep". Attempting to get his miserable life back on tract, Jonas Lamb, seeking to redeem himself in the eyes of his son Patrick and his ex-wife, helps Patrick, a brilliant genetic engineer, find financial backing for a revolutionary new energy source but instead finds himself immersed in a volatile international conspiracy. Gayle Gregory will perform with Festival Mixed Choir Gayle Gregory, an Ortnville Ht, gh School graduate, will , performing with the Minnesota State University- Moorhead Festival Mixed Choir. Approximately 50 students have joined the mixed choir, which draws singers and majors from the entire university. Dr. Rod Rothlisberger of the MSUM music facility directs the Festival Mixed Choir, along with the Festival Women's Choir. Both choirs perform a broad selec- tion ofchoral music throughout the ye,:in cooperation with MSUM's Festival Women's Choir, the Chamber Singers and the Concert Choir. The next performance of the Festival Mixed Choir and Women's Choir is Thursday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. at Our Redeemer Church in Moorhead. The concert is free and open to the public. Gayle is the daughter of Jim and Donna Gregory of Big Stone City, SD. ad INTRODUCTORY 30% OFF ONE DAY ONLY Friday, Nov. 28th OR 25% OFF Saturday, Nov. 29th - CASH SALES ONLY - MANY NEW WATCHES Black Hills Gold LARGE NEW GROup BLACK HILLs GOLD Check out other big in-store specials! START A "WISH LIST!" tp,,,w, ',' '"3' cHRIS11AS Ortonvllle, MN 56278 Phone B39-3262 NRA .].st Step Pistol Orientation & Basics of Pistol Shooting Class Sunday, .December 7 CGB High School - GraceviUe - 11:00 a.m. Class needed to obtain concealed carry permit Cost: $100.00 Pre-register by calling Fischer Outback- 320-748-7482 t The In( 0 JAMES°D: " * Publisher / SUZETFE Editor e ARLENE WlE Office Manager KATHIE I Computer and Comsifion EMILEE Compositor / BETH FULLER Reporter / BILL DWYER Pressman BOB SHER00 Pressman TIM Camera NANCY Collater PHIL BLAKE Lay=out Tues., Nov. 25, 2003 Continuing the Published Every Tuesday at Ortonvilln, Periodicals Postage $30.00 per year in Bi Parle, Traverse and Minnesota, Grant and in South Dakota. counties in Minnesota All others, $38.00 Postmaster: The Ortonville Ortonville, Minnesota NEW RATE ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS A FEBRUARY 1ST Big Stone, Lee qul Grant and Roberts February ........... 30.00 March ................ 27.50 April .................. 25.00 May ................... 22.50 June .................. 20.00 July ................... 17.50 ALL OTHERS IN MINN. February ........... 34.00 March ................ 31.24 Apdt .................. 28.40 May ................... 25.56 June .................. 22.72 July ................... 19.88 ALL AREA t AND SO. February ........... 38.00 March ................ 34.87 April .................. 31.70 May ................... 28.53 June .................. 25.36 July ................... 22.19 "PUBLISHER'S I Th Ptiblisher shall changes nnt Iossen tf The Publisher's liability omissions in connection tisement is strictly limited the advertisement in the advertisement. Display ads - Frida, Correspondence Pictures - 5 p.m. Friday • News - Friday afternoon Classified ads (Any ad brought in to classify.) OFFICE HoUR_ A Monday: 8 AM-5 PM A Tuesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Wednesday: A Thursday: 8 AM-12 Friday: 8 AM-5 PM A Holidays Letters to the editor munity issues are writers should be Independent reserves and/or condense iahPar also letters that are it might be held legally Letters should printed or address and Addresses and not be published. Letter selves to one letter keep letter brief, words, and to the AD vs. The Ortonville determining what is is news is based on If an individual zation char for an item or sidered advertising. you charge, Advertising paper. Without cease to exist, receives for paper sales is used paper used in no longer does increases, It still and a small Advertising crops and i products to the and and plows and dealer. Without any particular ness. We reserve the advertising without our decision. A News: Our goal fully and staff's opinions ag e, om other late readers. tor are her own of other expressed in tions may own views, eral interest. Phone 839-3761 to sifted edve Ortonville Iw mail@ Page 4 Tues INDEPENDENT Editorial comment SANTA GALS AND GUYS will be spreading holiday cheer to area shoppers again this year, beginning this Friday and Saturday. Pictured above are this year's Santa Galsand Santa Guys. in front: Amanda Thyne and Abby Saeger. In back: Kelly Thymian, Kendra Loeschke, Sabrina Strege, Kelly Dawald, Corey Tollefson and Craig Murk. Refuge, correctional facility working together on project Big Stone National Wildlife This gives the Refuge a cost effec- Refuge and Corrections Corporation tive source of seed and gives the of America's Prairie Correctional inmates a chance to give back to soci- Facility are working together on a ety while learning a valuable skill. joint project. The plots that have been estab- The prison, located near Appleton, lished in the prison yard contain is providing native prairie seed that is approximately 17 different species of needed to restore northern tallgrass native plants. Plans are curently being prairie habitat on the Refuge. made to expand and increase the The prison began growing native diversity of this program. prairie plants in its greenhouse and Refuge staff have worked closely outdoor garden area within the prison with the prison personnel and inmates yard two years ago, from seed provid- to establish plots containing a variety ed by the Refuge. of native plants where seed can be This program allows the inmates in harvested by the inmates on an on- Horticulture Class to gain knowledge going annual basis. The seed is then about native prairie plants. They also provided to Big Stone NWR for incur- get experience in conservation tech- poration into seeding mixtures that are niques by growing, caring for, har- curently being planted within native vesting and collecting the seed. prairie restoration sites on the Refuge. ...... • ..... OH$Girl's Basketball d ,,, ,,, , ,, , ,, ,,, ,, n,,, ,,, ,, ,,t,,,,,,,  - .........,  :, , starte • , ..... ,, , .... _  .... practice lastMonday,ior this year's season. Pictured above, : Jenna Longhenry puts • :, up a shot during a recent True Senior practice. Bloodmobile M i n n e s o t a., in Bellingham - _"_..i  next Tuesday A minute of your time, please, Some things are distinctly Minnesotan -- like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of before this busy holiday season Minnesota. recognized for delivering quality health care plans for nearly 70 begins. years. That's why more MinnesOtans choose Blue Cross than any other plan. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Bellingham next Tuesday, Dec. 2 Call me for individual or group plans or plans that work with Medicare. from 3-7 p.m. at the City Hall. You are eligible to donate if you "1 1reran•takes I. ). are over 17 years old and in good health. No appointments are neces, 40 NW 2nd Street sary, walk-ins are welcome. Ortonvllle, HN 56278 For any information you need, call Audrey Volkenant at 320-568-2385 or 320-839-2118 or Margaret Adelman at 320-568-2426. 800-630-4978 BlueCross BlueShleld The need for blood does not stop of Minnesota for the holiday season. lhd fnkMBllaNedMin€a &telhtw.=m= I ONCE AGAIN . . . MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: .... Amanda Arndt Kristin Olson :: Kenneth Archer Bill Johnson ........ Wesley Strei Doug Stielow Kevin Backstrand ".x::R:. " .......... : ...... ................. Lawrence Schmieg Richard Stuck Scott Byer Twin City Roofing, Inc. Sarah Goodhart Ray Seiler Lee Schumacher Charles Burman Noel Krupp Bill Vanegness Lori Croatt CenBank Vernon Lund Delmer Reese Molly's Beauty Shop Raymond Manifel Diane Ritter THE ROGGENBUCKS. Left to right are Dillan, Rodger Brandt Dustin, Linda, Steve, Jason and Jorden. Rev. Robert Goblirsch :: Art Hiliman Have a safe holiday season from Marvin ChristensenDonna Danielson our family to yours. DanKafka John Rehehn Darlyne Ceaser P-J OG R m 8S Dennis Redford Roger Swanson Elizabeth Thompson COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Pastor Bob Gravley 109 SE 2nd St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 Kathryn Gilsdorf 888-819-2255 John Torgerson Norman Larson Alan Pederson Kathy Limberg I II @2003 Rochester Pall-Bulletin Co, L.L.C. Ed Fischer Syndicate fist herposlbull˘fin.˘om Library corner The hours of the Ortonville Public Library are Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 - 3 "p.m. Remember Tuesday is Andrew Carnegie's birthday and we are having cake and cider to celebrate. Also make sure you sign up as to what you would give Mr. Carnegie for a birthday present. New in Mystery is Sara Paretsky's "Blacklist". Checking up on empty family mansions for an old client, V.I. Surprises an intruder and subsequently discovers the dead body of a missing reporter who disappeared during the McCarthy era, a find that has links to two prestigious Chicago families and leads to her involvement in the search for a missing boy with terrorist connections. New in Suspense is Tim LaHaye's "Babylon Rising". A dramatic discovery sends Michael Murphy, a field archaeologist and scholar of biblical prophecy, on a perilous quest away from his secure world to a deadly confrontation with the forces of evil. Also new is Patricia Cornwell's "Blow Fly". Leaving Virginia in the hope of finding some peace and quiet', Dr. Kay Scarpetta journeys to Florida, where a series of baffling murders quickly entangles her in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the most unexpected circumstance of her life. Also new is Stuart Woods' "Capital Crimes". When the seemingly isolated deaths of multiple high level politicians are linked to a single professional killer, former Georgia senator and new president Will Lee, with the help of his CIA director wife, Kate Rule Lee, follows leads from a quiet D.C. suburb to an island hideaway in Maine. Also new is R.J. Kaiser's "Black Sheep". Attempting to get his miserable life back on tract, Jonas Lamb, seeking to redeem himself in the eyes of his son Patrick and his ex-wife, helps Patrick, a brilliant genetic engineer, find financial backing for a revolutionary new energy source but instead finds himself immersed in a volatile international conspiracy. Gayle Gregory will perform with Festival Mixed Choir Gayle Gregory, an Ortnville Ht, gh School graduate, will , performing with the Minnesota State University- Moorhead Festival Mixed Choir. Approximately 50 students have joined the mixed choir, which draws singers and majors from the entire university. Dr. Rod Rothlisberger of the MSUM music facility directs the Festival Mixed Choir, along with the Festival Women's Choir. Both choirs perform a broad selec- tion ofchoral music throughout the ye,:in cooperation with MSUM's Festival Women's Choir, the Chamber Singers and the Concert Choir. The next performance of the Festival Mixed Choir and Women's Choir is Thursday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. at Our Redeemer Church in Moorhead. The concert is free and open to the public. Gayle is the daughter of Jim and Donna Gregory of Big Stone City, SD. ad INTRODUCTORY 30% OFF ONE DAY ONLY Friday, Nov. 28th OR 25% OFF Saturday, Nov. 29th - CASH SALES ONLY - MANY NEW WATCHES Black Hills Gold LARGE NEW GROup BLACK HILLs GOLD Check out other big in-store specials! START A "WISH LIST!" tp,,,w, ',' '"3' cHRIS11AS Ortonvllle, MN 56278 Phone B39-3262 NRA .].st Step Pistol Orientation & Basics of Pistol Shooting Class Sunday, .December 7 CGB High School - GraceviUe - 11:00 a.m. Class needed to obtain concealed carry permit Cost: $100.00 Pre-register by calling Fischer Outback- 320-748-7482 t The In( 0 JAMES°D: " * Publisher / SUZETFE Editor e ARLENE WlE Office Manager KATHIE I Computer and Comsifion EMILEE Compositor / BETH FULLER Reporter / BILL DWYER Pressman BOB SHER00 Pressman TIM Camera NANCY Collater PHIL BLAKE Lay=out Tues., Nov. 25, 2003 Continuing the Published Every Tuesday at Ortonvilln, Periodicals Postage $30.00 per year in Bi Parle, Traverse and Minnesota, Grant and in South Dakota. counties in Minnesota All others, $38.00 Postmaster: The Ortonville Ortonville, Minnesota NEW RATE ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS A FEBRUARY 1ST Big Stone, Lee qul Grant and Roberts February ........... 30.00 March ................ 27.50 April .................. 25.00 May ................... 22.50 June .................. 20.00 July ................... 17.50 ALL OTHERS IN MINN. February ........... 34.00 March ................ 31.24 Apdt .................. 28.40 May ................... 25.56 June .................. 22.72 July ................... 19.88 ALL AREA t AND SO. February ........... 38.00 March ................ 34.87 April .................. 31.70 May ................... 28.53 June .................. 25.36 July ................... 22.19 "PUBLISHER'S I Th Ptiblisher shall changes nnt Iossen tf The Publisher's liability omissions in connection tisement is strictly limited the advertisement in the advertisement. Display ads - Frida, Correspondence Pictures - 5 p.m. Friday • News - Friday afternoon Classified ads (Any ad brought in to classify.) OFFICE HoUR_ A Monday: 8 AM-5 PM A Tuesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Wednesday: A Thursday: 8 AM-12 Friday: 8 AM-5 PM A Holidays Letters to the editor munity issues are writers should be Independent reserves and/or condense iahPar also letters that are it might be held legally Letters should printed or address and Addresses and not be published. Letter selves to one letter keep letter brief, words, and to the AD vs. The Ortonville determining what is is news is based on If an individual zation char for an item or sidered advertising. you charge, Advertising paper. Without cease to exist, receives for paper sales is used paper used in no longer does increases, It still and a small Advertising crops and i products to the and and plows and dealer. Without any particular ness. We reserve the advertising without our decision. A News: Our goal fully and staff's opinions ag e, om other late readers. tor are her own of other expressed in tions may own views, eral interest. Phone 839-3761 to sifted edve Ortonville Iw mail@ Page 4 Tues INDEPENDENT