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POSTER WINNERS in Bellingham are shown here with Bellingham Fire Chief David to right are, in front: McKenzie Henrich, Kayla Mieltz, Chief Mork and Meghan Henrich - grand Winner ofthe miniature fire truck, Theresa Hoffman and Taylor Radermacher. Middle row: Kristen Lindsey Plathe, Daniel Spors, Danielle Larson and Brian Dempsy. Back row: Caitlin Spors, Heidi Mary Spors and Josh Larson. BETTER AND MORE EFFECTIVE PARENTS urg By Clarissa Sorenson, Phone 568-2204 Scofteld was not present at munity Day Drawing afternoon, Nov. 18th name was called for $40. ,'sday, Nov. 25th, the for $60. the weekend of and was a guest at home. On Saturday, his friend, Mark there also to hunt and she to go back home. Lawrence Schake of visited at the Gladys Schake and Ihla Thomson, Don Lois Thomson and attended the 50th anniversary of Milton and Johnson at the American Club at Montevideo on Nov. 14aa. and Lyle Gutzman of Wisconsin and Evelyn of Odessa were luncheon ternoon of Laurence Mrs. Walter Maatz the 50th anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. Milton at the Montevideo Legion aftern(xm. of Canby and Carl of Canby were Thursday and evening visitors of at her apartment. was also a visitor. Randy Lee, of Betty of Hutchinson is now g the University in Crookston. | football on the college team .all college records and he is the national record for passes in the college of the Zion United Church met Wednesday Nov. 18th at the Gladys Iis Gloege was in in the absence of Luella There were five ladies Nov. 12th, Mr. and Mrs. visited Daren Maatz at Hanson and Norma Larson service for Andy _ evening at the Funeral Hone. evening, the Walter met at the Rose home. The lesson was on "Onions", and those present were Pat Krakow, Ruth Loeschke, Frances Wittnebel, Irene Friedrich, Marion Maatz and Rose Wittnebel. Sunday afternoon and evening visitors at the Melvin Maatz home were Norma Wittnebel and Mr. and Mrs. Herb Streich. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ohm of Bloomington, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Larson of Bloomington, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Larson and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Larson, Dawn Larson and Brad Violet of Mankato and Mr. and Mrs. Dene Ohm were last weekend, Nov. 14th visitors at the Mannie Karels and Dick Ohm homes. The fellows were out deer hunting. Wednesday evening, Mr. and Mrs.. Roger Josephson visited Hilda Brelamer. Ray Karels of Minneapolis was a Monday overnight guest at the Mannie Karels home. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Maatz, Adam and Jordan of Bemidji were Saturday noon dinner guests at the Walter Maatz home. Tuesday afternoon visitors at the Edna Boldenow home in Appleton were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz. Last Sunday night, Lyle and Karen Schake were visitors of Earl and Margaret Schake. Tuesday evening, Lee and Lorraine Crosby were visitors of Earl and Margaret Schake. David Hanson of Hampton spent from November 8th to 18th at Ahe Eugene Hanson home. Jim and Phoebe Anderson, Neal and Jay of Eden Prairie were weekend visitors at the Eugene Hanson home. Clara and Albert l_atth,'unmer were Sunday evening visitors of Duane and Margret Stueckrath. Vince and Elaine Rakow, Richard and Sharon Rakow, Nancy and Liz Rakow, Mike and Denise, Katy and Jennifer Rakow, David Rakow, all of the Twin Cities, Glenn and Dorothy Rakow of Breckenridge, Jim and Phoebe Anderson, Neal and Jay of Eden Prairie and Yvonne Hanson visited Ira Rakow at the Madison Lutheran Home Nov. 14th for her birthday. Bob, Judy and Scott Larson of Ham Lake were Friday evening. Nov. 6th to Sunday afternoon visitors at the Wally Larson home. Brent Larson of Alexandria spent Friday evening to Monday morning at home. Bob and Scott enjoyed hunting deer over the weekend. Darrin Larson of Moorhead and Brent Larson of Alexandria were Friday, Nov. 13th to Tuesday noon visitors at the home of their parents, Wally and Lois and also with Joleen and Ron Van Hoorn Jr. They enjoyed hunting deer in the area over the weekend with their dad, Wally, Gary and Mike Woltschlager, Bob and Scott Larson and Larry Capitola. Wally, Lois and Joleen Larson visited Gary and Dee Wolischlager on Sunday afternoon and saw their new home. Clarice Borstad was a medical patient at the Madison Hospital from Sunday night to Thursday afternoon. Last weekend guests of Paul and Carol Lund were Aimee Lund and Daren Walter of Marshall and Leida and Shane Brodersen of Plymouth. They were there with Eleanor Lund of Madison and Eric Lund who were additional Sunday dinner guests. Dawn Pillatzke and children visited Sunday morning at the Lund home. Albert and Tracy Rebehn visited at the Dwain Schwan home in Mina, SD from Friday to Tuesday. Sunday evening, Charles and lhla Thomson were visitors at Arnold and Juella Johnson's in Madin. Joyce Letrud and Rick and Terry Johnson attended the band concert at the Ortonville School Tuesday evening. Jada Letrud and Abbey Johnson participated in it. Last weekend Sue Jensen of -" Marshall spent from Friday to Sunday at the Spencer Jensen home. Additional Saturday overnight guests were Sheri Laechelt, Dana and Tara. Erik Gerrit of St. John's University spent Wednesday and Thursday at home with Dennis and Kathy Nelson. Elly Nelson of USD at Vermillion is spending the weekend at home. The Love Circle met at the church Monday evening, Nov. 16th with 8 attending. Bible study was led by Lorraine Sorenson and Marsha Kittelson was the hostess. Myrtle Kittelson returned home on Friday, Nov. 13th after spending a week at the Wally and Wanda Kittelson home in'Montevideo. Hazel Keehn returned to her home in Wimonsin on Saturday. She had been visiting at Myrtle's home. Last Friday overnight guests at the Spencer and Marilyn Jensen home were Bob and Sue Johnson of Billings, Montana. :ion programs: my impression "First Acres signing of CREP Minnesota Joint Powers Board Director, Nov. 4, 1998 you have been hearing of (CREP rhymes and stands for geserve F, nhancement land preservation pro- ' three in the nation existing CRP cow case, ties the a perpetual easement under the in Minnesota program that yon know a little bit the program, let me tell of what really an historic "First Acres" Redwood County on Carol Dallenbach farm acres in Redwood practice conservation that are erodible, plant acreage for wildlife, help their kids raise a Their Soil and District manager, knew about also knew that Jim and to take some land along River out of produc- of yearly flooding and Resources" (BWSR) manager Tabor Hock and the federal Farm Services Agency (FSA). Together, they worked out a plan to preserve over 300 acres in the CREP program. This is impres- sive not because of the acreage enrolled or tim fact that Jim doesn't have to lie awake at night worrying about this land flooding. It is impres- sive because a good farmer, a good family man and a good steward of the land was introduced to a government program that made sense to him and fit his plans for an improved farm. It didn't hurt that Governor Arne Carlson came to the signing ceremo- ny. Governor Carlson rightly applaud- ed the merits of leveragmg a federal progrmn with a state initiative man- aged by local conservation staff as an example of the best that "partnering" can hope for. Our Governor provided a perspective on the day that really touched me; he looked at all the little Dallenbach grandkids eating cookies, romping on the bales of straw and, in general, being little kids and framed the day as a wonderful day for chil- dren. He went on to say that our daily efforts to imWove the water quality of the Minnesota River-while seeming inconsequential-are really providing a con,,ervation thrnst that will be real- Here was a moment in time when all of us at the ceremony could reflect on how government can work for the people and how all of our work as county commissioners, state agency staff, local watershed workers, mem- bers of Congress, environmental and sportsmen groups and state legislators can work together to accomplish something real, meaningful and important not only to our generation but also to children such as 3 month old LexL the newest addition to the Dallenbach crew. Much has been written about how government has become an adversary rather than a friendly force for people. I say we should stop focusing on the government of Washington and instead focus on the local delivery of government where real people are doing real work and where the sun doesn't rise and set on "i,,sues" but on people. If you ever visit Jim and Carol Dallenbach's place you will know in a heartbeat that they-and many, many Minnesotan's like them- love the land, love their family and love the fact they can give back a little to the next generation. Oh yes, and if you do visit, you may mention to Carol that you heard she makes awesome choco- this land. Marilyn and ized by the next generation of late chip cookies.. I still have the out the details of Minnesotan's in general and the crumbs in my car from the trip back board of Water and Soil Dallenbach family specifically, home. WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! [ Extension report Carrie Olson, County Extension Educator SUPER HERO FANTASY PLAY q'here are many kids who carry Power Rangers or MutantNinja Turtles everywhere they go. Fortunately a few of them don't care for their enemies. The turtles and rangers each do their kicks and chops, but some parents are reassured that they are only having fun practicing and exercising. There are a number of play figures on the market, and parents regularly confess that their.preschooler is hooked on playing with "the guys" little plastic figures of people or animals', usually designed after a popular television program. These guys tend to be the super heroes of the day. Why do kids love this type of play? According to Marjorie Kostelnik, Alice Whiren and Laura Stein in the book "Reducing Stress in Young Children's Lives," children are looking for a variety of things from their super hero play. Super heroes have power. Preschoolers feel pretty powerless since many decisions are made for them. Adults are in charge of most major arrangements, as it should be. Children, however, can be given "everyday power" to decide things such as what to wear, what to play with and the amount they want to eat & again, within adult parameters. Super heroes have good qualities. They're smart, strong and nver afraid. They are often athletic, and some can even mrgicalty turn into something else. Their quick wit gets them out of every jam, and they don't make mistakes. Best of all, they are appreciated by adults. Preschoolers need a lot of encouragement, much more than they need criticism. Parents regularly register complaints that their preschoolers seem to have stopped hearing. Preschoolers are happy to report that they can hear but they've stopped listening because the messages are often not positive. Corrections that come in the form of helpful suggestions are always more welcome than those that come as orders. What's the problem? Super her() play is often action-packed, which is probably fine. Unfortunately, it can turn aggressive very quickly. That's not fine. What's the solution? Monitor the play, and make suggestions about how the super hero might solve his problem without hurting others. Limit the amount of television-scripted play the child does by limiting TV and encouraging the child to use the figures in other ways. Perhaps the turtles could take a vacation in a homemade shoe box car. Maybe the Power Rangers could help their community by building a house for homeless plastic people. As long as there are young children, there will be heroes to watch and emulate. When they have plenty of options, creative alternatives and parents who are real heroes, children learn what is acceptable in a safe and healthy way. Source: Kim Bushaw,.NDSU Extension Service ,a .... n  i PEOPLE WHO READ NEWSPAPERS ARE Engaged It all starts with Newspapers Frank and Marian Weber are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Ken, to Becky Menning, daughter of Phil and Kathy Menning of Edgerton. Ken works for Lifetouch Portrait Studios in Eden Prairie. Becky works for Deluxe Corporation in Bloomington. The couple is planning their wedding for April 10, 1999, in Edgerton. Save this paper for recycling Ann's Tot SALE STARTS TODAY 20000 FF Storewide ONE TABLE MARKED t 1/2 PRICE OF 1 REMAINDER OF LARGE SIZE CLOTHING ONE RACK at 50% OFF ONE RACK at 30% OFF Kayla Holtquist, 22 months, Mary Ann's great granddaughter Top quality from ruffles to denim, infants thru toddler 4 I I I I I But Mommy, didn't you say that you can sell anything in the classifieds? m Yes dear, but not your little brother. I lll Yes, the Classifieds are a great place to buy or sell just about anything under the sun. And yes, you can make money clearing out those no longer used items from your attic, basement or garage and sol them for cash in the Classifieds. But please note: you cannot sell little brothers through the Classifieds. (For that you'd probably have to take out a full page ad). Just call 839-6163 to place your Classified ad, "  TH E e INDEPg00NO, N I