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Extension report Dorothy Rosemeier Executive Director WC Sustainable Development Partnership WCROC Morris, MN 56267 320/589-1711 PUBLIC INFORMATION FORUMS REGARDING FORMING A WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA HEALTH PURCHASING ALLIANCE DEC. 5 AND JAN. 7 Several citizens, small businesses, farmers and local governments in the west central regional of Minnesota have expressed concerns about current trends affecting affordability and accessibility of health care. Through a project sponsored by the West-Cntral Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (WCRSDP), Agriculture and Rural Policy Study Circle Project, the idea of forming a Health Care Purchasing Alliance is being explored for the west central part of the state. Similar activities are in progress in both the northwest and southwest parts of the state in an attempt to create an affordable, community- based health insurance option for employers of all sizes, farm families, businesses of one, and non-profit and governmental organizations. Recent state legislation enables communities to develop purchasing pools that can act as a regional purchasing group to purchase health care coverage, rather Our 00inc re 00hanks/ to all the local residents and health care providers who supported PrimeWest and helped us get our State approval. PrimeWest Health System Total community care... ...owned by the community it cares for Big Stone - Douglas - Grant - McLeod Meeker - Pipestone - Pope - Renville Stevens and Traverse Counties You'll get the best vehicle alignment! New 4-Wheel Alignment I Machine i We'll handle all your insurance work/or you! Kevin's is the area's most well equipped body shop with two frame machinesl Towing with wrecker and roll back Major collision repair .Frame and suspension work Windshield repair and replacement LOCK YOUR KEYS IN YOUR CAR? WE'LL GET THEM OUT! 320-839-3066 (,.0,) 605-676-2457 ,,,ol : K00WNr0000F N. Minnesota St, OrtonvtUe, MN 56278 th year in business at same location! I I , than relying on a single employer plan that will only cover a few rural residents. Communities across the state are working together to retain and provide health care services close to home, working to contain health care costs, working toward the delivery of high quality care, improving the health status of their communities and promoting access for all rural residents. Recent statistics suggest that the number and percentage of rural Americans without health insurance continues to increase. The WCRSDP would like to confirm the interest and need for a Health Care Purchasing Alliance in the west central region, through the development of a survey focused toward employers and health care providers. The WCRSDP will also hold Public Information Forums to identify interest in the development of a Health Care Purchasing Alliance. The Public Information Forums will be held on December 5, I p.m. to 3 p.m., Chippewa County Courthouse Community Room in Montevideo, MN AND 7 to 9 p.m.; and Edson Auditorium in the Student Center at UMM campus in Morris, MN. Two additional public forums have been scheduled for January 7, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Douglas County Library/Douglas County Services Center in Alexandria, MN; AND 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Health and Human Services Building, Willmar, MN. Who should attend? Employers of all sizes, including large and small employers, farmers, businesses of one, non-profits, and local governments; health care providers; insurance agents; and citizens who have experienced a lack of available health care insurance options and increasing health care costs. The West Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (a U of M program -working towards goals of regional sustainability and active citizenship) and U of M - Morris Center for Small Towns are co-sponsoring these meetings with area Workforce Centers. local Chambers of Commerce, and Minnesota Association of Cooperatives. For more information, contact Dorothy Rosemeier, staff of the WCRSDP at 320 589-1711 or toll free 866-589-1711 or Susan Brickweg, consultant and planner for the project at 320-269-8484. Gospel performer at Abiding Faith, Elim Lutheran Roy Hope, Gospel concert and recording artist, will share a program of sacred song and testimony in Ortonviile at Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church on Sunday, Dec. 1st at 10:45 a.m. and at the Clinton Elim Lutheran Church at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1st. The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be received for Hope Ministries. Roy's recording and singing ministry is based in Sinai, SD. He shares a unique blend of hymns, contemp:orary gospel songs, and adds a touch of country western flavor to his varied repertoire. Hope has performed over 200 concerts a year since 1971 touring throughout the United States, Norway and the western provinceg of Canada. The public is invited-to attend this program of inspiration. Hope's latest recordings will also be available at the concert. Ortonville Independent Poll Results Should the_ c!t' pa' to have me street )ilnt@irg rein- stalled on Flwy 12 going to Bng Stone Cnfy: Yes-lights would be nice 76% not now 11% no-take them down 13% 38 total votes Check out the new poll every week at and cast your vote i ii i CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS Project X-mas again by city Jaycees Ortonville Area Jaycees are running Project Christmas again this year. The Jaycees will be buying gifts for underprivileged children in Big Stone County. Last year we spent over $3,600 on about 185 children. If you would like to help with this excellent cause,you can send cash donations to Project Christmas, P.O. Box 53, Ortonville, MN 56278 or you can drop off "new" unwrapped gifts to Blair Johnson, C.P.A., in Ortonville or to the Ortonville Pizza Ranch. The Ortonville Dairy Queen is also serving as a drop site and will be giving away a free sundae to anyone who drops off a "new" unwrapped present there for Project Christmas. THIS 11 POINT buck was ed by Ortonviile's Russ . (photo by Bud's Bait.) Senior citizens club news On Sunday, Dec. 8. the Ortonville Senior Citizen Club will have their Christmas party. Meal to be catered by Pioneer Market. Doors will open at 2:30 with meal at 5 p.m. Seniors are invited and to pay the cost of the meal. Come to the social hour and enjoy cards, visiting and other games. Next meeting will be Dec. 18th at 1:15 p.m. This will be election of officers. Members to bring Christmas goodies for lunch. Sign up for the Christmas Party at the Senior Center before Dec. 5 Pro Auto missing On the evening of reported by Ortonville Pontiac Grand Am Backstrand of Pro-auto and two tires, the rims stolen. Backstrand loss to be $1t00 to $1 Previously, Pro Auto a window had been appeared that someone access to a storage ing was reported missing the Ortonville Police Hormann. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK Earl Dikstaal's INCOME TAX Will be open starting Nov. 25th thru Dec. Monday and Wednesday from 9 AM to 5 AND CONS STOP IN AND SEE US OR C 320-839-3023 FOR APPC Toll Free 1-888-432-4314 12 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Tjteat its'. ooo 00his 3rL fi Sat., ,Nov. 29 20%0 FF All Black Hills Gold Jewelry *Russell Stover Candies 'Colonial & Yankee Candles Carlton Greeting & Gift Cards Christmas Throws by Manuel Woodworkers & Weavers %-60 Large Selection of CHRISTMAS Large Selection of Children's Christmas Videos & Music Many CDs including Lori Line, Steve Hall and other fine artists 20% OFF Thymes, Crabtree & Evelyn FRAGRANCES, LOTIONS & BATH PRODUCTS CARLSON DRUG & Your Locally Owned and Operated our  -- ,,,, Thrifty White Phone llllllug Ortonvill, MN Page 12 , ,,; INDEPENDENT Tuesday, N Ov.