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GUEST EDITORIAL... Great Leadership... concern for taxpayers needed now to restore America// (By Harold Bob Jones, Blair, OK) Europe and the USA have many things in common, one of which noted currently is the massive debt cri- sis both are experiencing because of politicians who fail to learn from history. George Santayana noted that those who fail to learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them. In both Europe and the United States, power-hungry politicians have been trying to buy votes with money we don't have, taxing not only this generation butevery generation in the future, guaranteeing a lower standard of living for our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. These short-sighted politicos, thinking only of the present, seem to think they can go on forever, steadily increasing the public debt, by just printing more and mpre money without an equal increase in goods and services, hoping to find someone to buy our conse- quently less and less valuable bonds. As history has repeatedly shown us, this does not work. Every society that has tried this has collapsed. A prime example is the Soviet Union. If socialism were a better system, we would all be speaking Russian. Previously democratic civilizations and nations that have tried this have collapsed into dictatorship. Some noteworthy examples are the Greeks, the Romans, and the post-World War I Weimar Republic of Germany, the latter printing so much money that its currency became virtually worthless, bankrupting the country, and resulting in the establishment of Hitler's Nazi (National Socialist) party dictatorship that brought on the horrors of World War I1. It is time to rid ourselves of such history-ignoring, out-of-touch-with-reality, power-mad politicians, oust- ing them from power, and never let them in office again. # Letters to the editor ,gs By Norm Shelsta so rationing took place for many of the ks we listen to the honking of the things we consume on a daily basis, gee~ e in their beautiful formation in without even thinking of how consum- the ~ky, watch the colorful autumn ing too much would affect the general leav ~s slowly fluttering toward the public. Automobiles were not even grou ld, and feel the cooler air in the manufactured for awhile. Housewives even ng, we know that autumn is in flattened tin cans, lots of scrap iron was full s ring. Soon we, like the squirrels, sold, and everyone did their part in ac- ~lsl~e preparing for another winter, quiring iron and steel for the scrap area of the mid west was fortu'drives. At one time we had a display of rearranging our displays so there is ai- I ways something new and interesting To the Editor: on display. A call came into the Big Stone Lake This year marks the Sesquicenten- Area Emergency Food Shelf the morn- nial, 150th anniversary of the Civil ing of Monday, November 14th from a War. We had many soldiers that served Cargill customer who also happened to in the Civil War from Big Stone be a Food Shelf supporter. He in- County. Thinking back to those days in formed me that a Cargill "Dollar for 1861, the railroad had not even ex~ Dollar, Pound for Pound" Match Cam- panded to this area at that time. I recall paign had been underway in Stevens In the end, the results were AMAZ- ING! $8,008 had been donated for the Big Stone Lake Area Emergency Food Shelf. Cargill's match brought the total to $16,016. Once again, Big Stone Lake Area residents stepped up to the plate to support the Food Shell When Andy delivered the money to the Food Shelf on Tuesday morning, he told me that this was the first time nat, tO have had a long dry season for cannon balls near the court house; even my father telling of his uncles who had County for their Food Shelf since Nov. their f ll harvest. The crops appear to they found their way into the drive for served in the Civil War. They were at t and he thought that perhaps Big Stone Cargill had participated in a Campaign be quite bountiful in this area of the metals to make ammunition for the Savannah, GA when the war ended in County could also take part in it. such as this and they were over- great/state of Minnesota. We are war. Many food products were ra- 1865. They had to walk back to their I immediately called the Cargill Of- whelmed by the results. They were thankful for the agricultural industry tioned, coffee and sugar being the main home at Mount Horeb, WI. Unfortu- rice in Alberta and initially I was told very proud to match our donations of this !community: Homecoming was ones I recall. People were issued ration nately one of them was shot and killed that it was only for Stevens County. (even though it put them over their enjoyed by the local schools in the books and things were sold on a point as they neared Nashville, TN. We have But after speaking with "Andy" for a budget) and they will be conducting area apd all of the schools in the system. The ration stamps had to be records at the museum about each of while, he agreed to see what he could the Campaign again next year. I sug- county are well into another very suc- torn out of the ration book in the pros- the Civil War soldiers and where they do and said he would get back to me. gested that perhaps they consider run- cessfu year. ence of the merchant. Gasoline was were buried. Some of them lived to be By noon, Andy called back to say that ning the Campaign in March when the Saturday evening, Oct. 29, the Big one of the things that affected most quite old. We have interesting military yes, Big Stone County could be in- Food Shelves have the added financial Stone County Historical Society held people very much. A person such as a displays at our county museum that eluded but that the Campaign was only incentive from Minnesota FoodShare. their annual banquet meeting at Bobby minister or doctor had a stamp on his you must see on your next visit, running for five more days. He agreed This would give our area even more Jo's place at Beardsley. We enjoyed a windshield that allowed him or her to On one of these nice autumn days to pass the information on to the Mor- "bang for our buck" including Cargilrs very nice dinner, then a meeting fol- purchase more gasoline per month, take a road trip and visit some of our ris radio station and their local news: "bang for their buck". Andy said he lowed. Our program for the evening than an other people who did not need aeighboring county museums. It is in- paper and I sent it to KDIO and to the would bring the suggestion back to the was presented by Marlys Gallagher, to travel as much. There was also a [eresting to see how other museums Northern Star (it was too late for the others and hopefully they'll adopt it. the curator of the Swift County His- limit to how many miles and also how [lave collected local things of interest. Independent). So where will the $16,016 go? It torical Society. Her presentation was far from home you were allowed to rHillmar is in Kandiyohi County, Mor- With such short notice and with the goes back into our communities by about our task as citizens on the home travel. Many of the things she men- is in Stevens County, Benson is in stipulation that all donations had to be way of our local grocery stores. Be- front during World War II. The War tioned I well remembered. We have ra- Swift County, and Madison is in Lac received at the Cargill Office in Alberta tween January and October of this was from 1941 through 1945. I was tion books on display, so come visit us. qui Parle County. Call ahead to verify by the end on their workday on Friday, year, the Food Shelf purchased over old enough to understand a lot of the We would like to find two more their hours and days they are open. Nov. 18, I wasn't sure how much $16,300 of groceries from our local things she mentioned in her very in- members to be on our museum board I will end this writing wishing each would be raised. But with the match stores. teresting presentation. There were so of directors, so if you would be of in- and every one of you a Blessed being "Dollar for Dollar" I knew any Thank you to all who "stepped up many things that were in short supply, terest, do call us at the museum at 1- Thanksgiving Season. Be sure to say a amount would be a bonus for our Food to the plate for this campaign (espe- 320-839-3359. We constantly work on prayer for our soldiers who are Far Shelf. After a few e-mails and phone cially on such short notice) and for all from home, assuring that we can enjoy calls, the Big Stone Campaign was un- of the many donations throughout the i Re e that they, with theirfreedom. _ , ~i ~ ;~ ;derway. The quicldy year; YOU make it possible for us to .... ........ checks started help put food on the plates of many of eounflessfriendsofWampler, TO,, In wav:tn Shelf or being::- aff .: ; d ec -ly our neighbors, friends and family. are ecstatic beyond words in . p, ,, $,., v j, : ,Cargill. I received quite a few calls Your generosity is overwhelming!! learning that Steve was de- . ' from citizens wanting to verifyiiag that Sincerely, clared winner of the contest, increase enerav . "" xt was TRUE and to get the address of Karin Mack, Manager The Fehrmans say that Steve By Colleen Natalie-Lees, Ab, where to send their donations. It was a Big Stone Lake Area Emergency By JDK Without a doubt, every Ameri- can...especially all our federal law- makers, should read our guest editorial this week! It's disgusting enough...the tirades taking place across our nation by the Wall Street protesters! And on that, we are so thankful we live in rural America, as it seems the protesters are mainly tar- geting major areas. What is MOST DISTURBING about the protest is utter lack of leadership shown by our current administration. In particular President Obama, Vice-President Biden, and House Minority speaker Pelosi. Not only are they condoning the protesters accused of fighting in the streets, molesting, and even as low as public rape...our disgusting leadership is SUPPORTING the pro- testers. Our First amendment, to be sure, is to be honored...but certainly not when violence takes place. Shame, shame, on you so-called lead- ers!!! It's about time, too, for our major media to stop kissing butts of such people in power!!! Remember a few weeks ago, we had a piece from Stephen and Renee Fehrman, she is the daughter of the late Richard Matthews, former Ortonvilleite, telling about a dear friend of theirs, a young man named Steve Wampler who was a finalist for this year's Sports Illustrated "Seeds of Greatness" con- test? As we mentioned then, Steve, enduring life to the max with cerebral palsy, was up for the award because of maybe two dozen of his phys- ical accomplishments ..... .per- haps the greatest one being his climb up the face of a mountain in Yellowstone, done ONLY WITH HIS HANDS. Climax to this is news today from Stephen and "will go to New York in De- cember for four days, at which time Sports Illustrated will present him with a check for $25,000 for his favorite charity namely the Wampler FoundatiOn. ESPN will be doing a special on him some- time in early December." Renee will inform us of the ESPN airing time and date. We have seen Steve's daring feat of his mountain climb via the internet ..... which will no doubt be shown again on the ESPN program. Well worth watching! Thanks to the Fehrmans for the update! After a short chat recently with gooc friend Jim Hoxtell, our memory was jogged to a "wager" event with Jim's dad, the late Danny Hoxtell, back in 1960. We may have already men- tioned this, but for sure, it will be a first for you younger readers. Trust you older ones can bear with us if it's old stuff for you. We had just pur- chased our first Ford Thunderbird which had such a sleek design, it looked like it was going 100 mph just standing still. The speedometer read- ing went all the way to 120. Indeed, it was fast ...... one time we took the late Aflen Restad for a ride in the country to show him the speed. When we reached a pretty high speed...making sure there was no highway patrolman around, Aden looked at the speedometer and said "you gotta be kidding!" We then opened the pas- senger side window, and Aflen found himself hard to breath, the air was gushing in so fast. End of that, Arlen was convinced. Now, back to the Danny Hoxtell saga. One nice sum- mer day, Danny, one of the most tal- ented horsemen ever (as is son Jim today) wanted to see "just how fast that new T-Bird is?" Danny bet us that his fine horse, Arabian I think, could beat our T-Bird in a 100-yard race ..... both starting from the same spot. Stupid us, not thinking of real- ity, we took him up on the bet. The contest was held at the Ortonville air- port, and we think a sizable crowd was on hand. Within but a few sec- onds after the race started, Danny was about half-way to the finish line ..... the wheels on our T-Bird still spinning back near the starting line. Indeed, stupid us ..... we should have known that the horse was going full speed in but a few seconds. Regardless it was a fun event. To this day, can't remem- ber what we had to cough up to Danny! What a horse....what a horse- man! Some fond memories! erdeen, SD 1. Do a high protein breakfast. Carbs tend to relax, can even make you sleepy. Try protein powder in coconut milk to start your day. 2. Rest. Instead of a 'coffee break', take 10 minutes to go to a quiet placp (outside/nature the best!) and do noth- ing, except 'put your feet up' and store. 3. Laugh. Watch old 'I Love Lucy read a joke book, remember funny in- cidents. Deliberately do something once a day to create merriment. Very energizing. 4. Alternate your movement pat- terns. Too much sitting, too much standing, too much of any one activity can be fatiguing. On the hour, take a few moments to break up the pattern. 5. Daily activate feelings of grati- tude and thankfulness. The Heart Math technique is a great one, but any- thing that gets you into a consciousness of appreciation adds energy. 6. Don't worry about quantity, in:. stead focus on quality. Junk food strains body functioning. Healthy nu4 tritious food (and we all know what that is!) is a good, clean, powerful, fuel source. 7. Get a tune up. Consider utilizing the experience of a wellness practi- tioner who focuses on optimal health not just treating an already diseased state. 8. How well are you digesting your food? Incomplete digestion can make you feel fatigued, sluggish. Enzymes and digestive aids available at health food stores may be worth checking out. 9. Let your relationship 'mantra' be: mutuality. If any relationship feels to lopsided, give your attention to what would balance it out. 10. Love everyday. Hopefully most everything you do is a "labor of love." If not, call a coach. OFD raffle winners Ortonville Fire Department calen- dar raffle winners for the fourth week are: Nov. 21, $150, Mike Hughes, Big Stone City, SD. Nov. 22, $50, Chuck Thompson, Ortonville. Nov. 23, $50, Brad Karels, Belling- ham. Nov. 24, $1,500, Dylan McLain, Ortonville. Nov. 25, $50, Rich Hanson, Big Stone City, SD. Nov. 26, $50, Carla Schellberg, Or- tonville. Nov. 27, $50, Brenda Christensen, Big Stone City, SD. Nov. 28, $50, Brent Jacobson, Spring Lake Park. Nov. 29, $1,000, Dustin Kindel- berger, Ortonville. busy few days! ! Food Shelf 1 2 3 4 14 17 20 24 27 28 29 b____ 35 36 40 43 47 52 55 56 57 62 68 5 15 18 49 63 69 72 70. Camera 50 58 apertures 32 33 34 39 42 51 54 59 60 61 : 67 70 71 Clues ACROSS 1. Peruse a book 71. Tip of Aleutian Islands 5. Eating houses 72. Profoundly wise men 10. Semitic fertility god 73. Ice hockey feinting 14. Protoctist genus Clues DOWN 15. Lower in esteem 1. One who feels 16. Having sufficient skill penitence 17. Copyread 2. Name meaning "God 18. More lucid knows" 19. Bleats 3. Tel ~, Israel city 20. Baltimore footballers 4. Palm fruits 22. Removes writing 5. Coarse cinnamon bark 24. Six (Spanish) 6. Goat and camel hair 26. Santa & Rancho fabric Santa 7. Sport devotee 27. Computer memory 8. Point midway between hardware E and SE 30. Bangles and beads 9. Imperturbable 32. (Latin) e'around 10. Spongelike cakes time of 11. Arabian outer 35. Saudi citizens garments 37. Ladies' undergarment 12. Winglike structures 38. Evoke or elicit ' 13. Smaller quantity 40. The central part of 21. Beaks the Earth 23. Tear down 41. Small amount 25. Hidden meaning 42. Off-Broadway theater 26. His magic lamp award 27. Had a contest of 43. Related on the speed mother's side 28. 04473 ME 45. Opposite of beginning 46. Afrikaans ~ ~ a ~ s a ~ v e 47. A very small circular s N a "3 ~ a ~ H .L shape 48. Material 51. Bill the Science Guy 52. Segregating operation 53. Small sleeps 55. Dispelling a country in warfare 58. Any digit of a vertebrate 62. An apron 63. Island in Bay of Naples 67. Not at home 68. Of a city 69. Daughter of Asopus & Metope 73 29. Murdered in his bathtub 31. 14027 NY 32. A citizen of Havanna 33. Very coldly 34. Singer Della 36. Wager 39. Arrived extinct 44. British School 46. The Education Project Asia 49. Raises 50. Madames 52. Eurrpean Capital of Culture: Romania 54. Burn with a hot liquid 55. -la-ma-ding- dong 56. Be next to 57. British beer unit 59. Overly precious (British) 60. An American 61. Cause cell destruction 64. Satisfaction 65. Small pin of wood 66. Relative Biological Effectiveness The Ortonville Independent (U,S.P.S. 412-460) OAMES'~; ~ERC.ER Publisher / Managing Editor SUZETTE KAERCHER-BLAKE Editor and Advertising Sales MIKE SWENSON Associate Editor DENISE FRETTE Advertising Rep Tues., Nov. 29, 2011 Vol. 93; No. Continuing the ORTONVILLE JOURNAL STAR i i Published Every Tuesday at 29 2nd St. N.W. Ortonville, MN 56278 Periodicals Postage Paid at Ortonville, Minnesota ! SUBSCRIPTION RATES $35.00 per year In Stone, Lac Parle, Traverse nesota, Grant and Roberts Counties South Dakota. $40.00 for all other cour ties in Minnesota and South Dakota. Atl~ others, $45.00 per year. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Ortonville Independent, Box 336, Or- tonville, Minnesota 56278. 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