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THESE OVERSIZED VEGETABLES were grown by Scott Kuefler of Big Stone City. When weighed, the turnips were four and six pounds, and the carrot weighed in at just under four pounds. According to Kuefler, he did not do anything special, he just used Miracle Grow on his garden. Senate 'Future of Agriculture' t01,,,oo, heads to southeastern As part of the Senate Agriculture, General Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee's "Future of Agriculture Tour," senators and staff recently toured locations in southeast- ern Minnesota. State Senator Gary Kubly (DFL- Granite Falls), the committee's vice chair, said the day was very enlighten- ing. "We met with farmers who are rel- atively small producers, but making a good profit," Sen. Kubly said. "After stopping at two farms, we paid a visit to the Hastings Veterans Home." Sen. Kubly said the first stop was a 58-head of milking herd at an organic farm near Altura, which is located east of Rochester, operated by Laverne and Arlene Nelson and their son and daughter-in-law. Lawmakers were given a tour of the farm and the Nelsons expressed their concerns about efforts to curb the amount of milk that is produced. According to the Minnesota Milk Producers Association, it is important to assure best management practices, such as water quality, odor and air quality, soil quality and nutrient man- agement, habitat quality and diversity, and community image. The group is also supporting efforts to restrict the importation of dairy products, such as milk protein concentrates, that under- mine the price paid to farmers for milk and potentially threaten the security and capacity of America's dairy pro- duction. "The Nelsons said that if farmers had a good price, they could encour- age younger farmers to get started and it wouldn't be necessary to have help from the federal government;" Sen. Kubly said. "in addition, the Nelsons, as organic producers, are in a niche market which helps them to make a decent price and they really have a passion for what they are doing. The second tour of the day was a farm near Wanamingo owned by Pat lrrthum and her son, John. "Like the Nelsons, the Irrthums .own a relatively small farm with 65 milking cows but are turning a profit," Sen. Kubly said. "Statistically, the state's ag department shows that this size has a better profit per cow than the larger operations. "It was encouraging to visit sites like these because it proves that farm- ers don't have to have super large operations to make a living. I believe the smaller farms are also providing a service to their local providing dollars that turn al times within Alter touring the stopped at the Home. They met with officers who building projects at facilities throughout this projects included Alzheimer's unit in expanding an existing Falls, adult day-care Minneapolis, and Bay. The federal pay 65 percent of the upgrades. The "Future of A will pick up again in are committed to hearing ers as well as others in nities who are declining status of the in Minnesota. i Anyone with questions_,, ments about the tour can Kubly at 306 State Capili Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ! Paul, MN sen.gary.kubly @senate.ll 296-5094. Col tffter hc IWILLI , @ Save this Bellingham school news paper t0r recycling Fire Poster Winners Fire Chief Dave Mork visited school this week to announce the fire poster winners. He praised all the children for the great coloring and work on their posters! Kindergarten: Ethan Streich and Justin Radermacher 1st Grade: Garion Mulder and Tristan Adelman 2nd Grade; Adam Henrich and Andrea Hoffman 3rd Grade: Michaela Radermacher and Carolyn Adelman 4th Grade: Gretchen Fernholz and Nicole Kirchberg 5th Grade: Danielle Brehmer and Taylor Radermacher 6th Grade: McKenzie Henrich and Schuyler Larson Grand prize winner was 4th grader, Gretchen Fernholz, who won the big red fire truck! Nicole received honorary mention, for her very neat poster! All other winners received $2 from the Bellingham Fire Department. Congratulations to all the winners! Parent/Teacher Conferences Once again P/T conferences were well attended by parents. Preppies, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3, and 6 all had 100% attendance, and 4th grade, 85% and 5th grade, 92%. Calendar Thursday, 11-27 Thanksgiving Day Friday, 11-28 Thanksgiving vacation Monday, 12-1 Cloverbuds 3:00 Breakfast Tuesday-breakfast pizza, cinnamon toast, Juice and milk. Wednesday-cold cereals, toast, juice and milk. Thursday-Thanksgiving Day Friday-Thanksgiving vacation Lunch Tuesday-french toast, sausage links, hashbrowns, orange juice and milk. Wednesday-pizza, lettuce salad, orange slices, PBJ and milk. Thursday-Thanksgiving bay Friday-Thanksgiving Vacation The Ortonuille Independent For all your printing neeos call 320-839-6163 fax 320-839-3761 email- mail@ ortonvilleindependent .corn Check out our web site at www. 0rt0nvilleindependent .tom Get High Speed Wireless NATE'S N where your uploads are as fast as NO PHONE LINES TO SLOW YOU You can be on line all the time and never g, No need for that second phone line for the Internet, because it's wireless! Computer Sales & Service WireleSs /Nate's Your Intemet Provider - emaih 325 S. Main Milbank, SD * 605-43i Here for you now and in the years to PHTHAL/00b4OLOG SSOCIATES Outpatient surgery is performed by Dr. Curt Wischmeier at the Ortonville Hospital. Curt Wischmeier, MD ~ APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE WITHOUT REFERRAL ~ Reach us on the internet at www.aberdeeneyes.com Advanced technology, small incision cataract surgery at the Ortonville Area Hospital Post-operative care which is rendered by the surgeon performing the surgery Proven commitment serving the Ortonville area for 13 years Service in the immediate area three to four days per month Experienced, knowledgeable staff of long-standing FOR AN APPOINTMENT, CALL PHONE (320) 839-2608 Office of Chris Conroy, OD 2ONROY EYE CARE 123 NW 2nd Street ORTONVILLE N PHONE (605) 432-5730 Office of John Conroy, CONROY EYE E Y E C A R E 411 South Main MILBANK .... Page 8b  INDEPENDENT TuesdaY, lqO" THESE OVERSIZED VEGETABLES were grown by Scott Kuefler of Big Stone City. When weighed, the turnips were four and six pounds, and the carrot weighed in at just under four pounds. According to Kuefler, he did not do anything special, he just used Miracle Grow on his garden. Senate 'Future of Agriculture' t01,,,oo, heads to southeastern As part of the Senate Agriculture, General Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee's "Future of Agriculture Tour," senators and staff recently toured locations in southeast- ern Minnesota. State Senator Gary Kubly (DFL- Granite Falls), the committee's vice chair, said the day was very enlighten- ing. "We met with farmers who are rel- atively small producers, but making a good profit," Sen. Kubly said. "After stopping at two farms, we paid a visit to the Hastings Veterans Home." Sen. Kubly said the first stop was a 58-head of milking herd at an organic farm near Altura, which is located east of Rochester, operated by Laverne and Arlene Nelson and their son and daughter-in-law. Lawmakers were given a tour of the farm and the Nelsons expressed their concerns about efforts to curb the amount of milk that is produced. According to the Minnesota Milk Producers Association, it is important to assure best management practices, such as water quality, odor and air quality, soil quality and nutrient man- agement, habitat quality and diversity, and community image. The group is also supporting efforts to restrict the importation of dairy products, such as milk protein concentrates, that under- mine the price paid to farmers for milk and potentially threaten the security and capacity of America's dairy pro- duction. "The Nelsons said that if farmers had a good price, they could encour- age younger farmers to get started and it wouldn't be necessary to have help from the federal government;" Sen. Kubly said. "in addition, the Nelsons, as organic producers, are in a niche market which helps them to make a decent price and they really have a passion for what they are doing. The second tour of the day was a farm near Wanamingo owned by Pat lrrthum and her son, John. "Like the Nelsons, the Irrthums .own a relatively small farm with 65 milking cows but are turning a profit," Sen. Kubly said. "Statistically, the state's ag department shows that this size has a better profit per cow than the larger operations. "It was encouraging to visit sites like these because it proves that farm- ers don't have to have super large operations to make a living. I believe the smaller farms are also providing a service to their local providing dollars that turn al times within Alter touring the stopped at the Home. They met with officers who building projects at facilities throughout this projects included Alzheimer's unit in expanding an existing Falls, adult day-care Minneapolis, and Bay. The federal pay 65 percent of the upgrades. The "Future of A will pick up again in are committed to hearing ers as well as others in nities who are declining status of the in Minnesota. i Anyone with questions_,, ments about the tour can Kubly at 306 State Capili Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ! Paul, MN sen.gary.kubly @senate.ll 296-5094. Col tffter hc IWILLI , @ Save this Bellingham school news paper t0r recycling Fire Poster Winners Fire Chief Dave Mork visited school this week to announce the fire poster winners. He praised all the children for the great coloring and work on their posters! Kindergarten: Ethan Streich and Justin Radermacher 1st Grade: Garion Mulder and Tristan Adelman 2nd Grade; Adam Henrich and Andrea Hoffman 3rd Grade: Michaela Radermacher and Carolyn Adelman 4th Grade: Gretchen Fernholz and Nicole Kirchberg 5th Grade: Danielle Brehmer and Taylor Radermacher 6th Grade: McKenzie Henrich and Schuyler Larson Grand prize winner was 4th grader, Gretchen Fernholz, who won the big red fire truck! Nicole received honorary mention, for her very neat poster! All other winners received $2 from the Bellingham Fire Department. Congratulations to all the winners! Parent/Teacher Conferences Once again P/T conferences were well attended by parents. Preppies, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3, and 6 all had 100% attendance, and 4th grade, 85% and 5th grade, 92%. Calendar Thursday, 11-27 Thanksgiving Day Friday, 11-28 Thanksgiving vacation Monday, 12-1 Cloverbuds 3:00 Breakfast Tuesday-breakfast pizza, cinnamon toast, Juice and milk. Wednesday-cold cereals, toast, juice and milk. Thursday-Thanksgiving Day Friday-Thanksgiving vacation Lunch Tuesday-french toast, sausage links, hashbrowns, orange juice and milk. Wednesday-pizza, lettuce salad, orange slices, PBJ and milk. Thursday-Thanksgiving bay Friday-Thanksgiving Vacation The Ortonuille Independent For all your printing neeos call 320-839-6163 fax 320-839-3761 email- mail@ ortonvilleindependent .corn Check out our web site at www. 0rt0nvilleindependent .tom Get High Speed Wireless NATE'S N where your uploads are as fast as NO PHONE LINES TO SLOW YOU You can be on line all the time and never g, No need for that second phone line for the Internet, because it's wireless! Computer Sales & Service WireleSs /Nate's Your Intemet Provider - emaih 325 S. Main Milbank, SD * 605-43i Here for you now and in the years to PHTHAL/00b4OLOG SSOCIATES Outpatient surgery is performed by Dr. Curt Wischmeier at the Ortonville Hospital. Curt Wischmeier, MD ~ APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE WITHOUT REFERRAL ~ Reach us on the internet at www.aberdeeneyes.com Advanced technology, small incision cataract surgery at the Ortonville Area Hospital Post-operative care which is rendered by the surgeon performing the surgery Proven commitment serving the Ortonville area for 13 years Service in the immediate area three to four days per month Experienced, knowledgeable staff of long-standing FOR AN APPOINTMENT, CALL PHONE (320) 839-2608 Office of Chris Conroy, OD 2ONROY EYE CARE 123 NW 2nd Street ORTONVILLE N PHONE (605) 432-5730 Office of John Conroy, CONROY EYE E Y E C A R E 411 South Main MILBANK .... Page 8b  INDEPENDENT TuesdaY, lqO"