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Trojan cagers fall to Y-M- Birthdays 7th-grade girls start at 1-00i • Ortonville s seventh-grade girls injured a finger on her right g OTi basketball team opened its season at which hampered her game. T Browns Valley with a 32-14 win last finished 10-22 with Dawson-ll I t durin n home-opener As Taken From The Big Stone week. As the season opened, the team top. ia eniaar?Legi°nAuxiliaryBirthday included Danille Larson, Courtney Thursday the girls played i IIT  coTrja C:gp]gWageFdrlayV,:lis ant Tuesday, Dee. 9 Dawald, Jenny Henrick, and Rachel Stone City against a 7th-a , Scott Dinnel, Brent McEwen, Grunwald as: guards and SamNanth; grade team. The Ortonville gir Bc son opener, but fell to Yellow Jackie Welberg, Joseph M. Lindahl, Brittany Waiters, gled against Big Stone's zone at. On the brighter side, the girls e girlsf eir ab!l agai, arter,pull nee s'[ fol edgar Danille [Ul  e firs Medicine East in overtime. Down 7-11 at the end of the first quarter, the Trojans struggled with early fouls. By halftime, they found themselves down by twelve points, outscored 7-15 by YME. "We had first-game jitters really bad," explains Head Coach Tim Giese, "but settled down and outscored YME 18-7 in the third quar- ter." Indeed, holding YME to just seven points in third-quarter play tightened the score to 32-33, setting the stage for close fourth-quarter action. At the end of regular play, the Trojans found themselves tied at 49, having outscored YME by one point; 17-16. Trojan overtime performance brought scores from junior forward Tim Thompson and junior guard Cory Stattelman, but the team's perfor- mance at the free-throw line plagued them. The team's overall free-throw performance tallied 58 percent for the night. In the end, Trojan cagers found themselves behind by a heartbreaking two points. "It was a tough loss and I felt bad for my players because they really hustled to stay in the game," says coach Giese. Senior guard Riley Sammon led scoring with sixteen points, four assists, two steals, and six rebounds. Junior forward Blayn Ronglien came up with twelve points for the night, along with two assists, one steal, and seven rebounds; Ronglien's 75 per- cent performance at the free-throw line bested the team average. Junior guard Dan Larson racked up nine points, as well as two steals and two rebounds. Junior guard Corey Stattelman made seven points for the three shots, showing their defense. In the fourth quarter, or, Big Stone's experience giving them the win. had two rebounds and one t SENIOR GUARD RILEY SAMMON finds himself heavily guarded by YME opponents in the Trojans' home opener Friday, Dec. 5. While clawing their way back from an early deficit, the Ortonville cagers were unable to topple YME, coming away with a disappointing 56-58 loss. Trojans, along with three steals, two rebounds, and seven assists. Senior center Matt Grabow and Junior for- ward Tim Thompson came away with six points each, Grabow contributing an additional block and nine rebounds and Thompson grabbing one steal, eight rebounds, one block, and two assists. "I was happy with our play, espe- cially after a slow start and being down by twelve at halftime," says coach Giese. "We'll bounce back, however, and are looking forward to a good season." The Trojans go on the road against Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg in an afternoon game on Saturday, Dec. 13. Trojan matmen open season at Melrose in individual play sea- SENIOR WRESTLER JON KARELS pins Ilis opponent in the Trojans' son opener in Melrose last Friday. The team faces CGB this week. (Photo by Char Athey) to easily lock up first place. New to this year's squad is Nick Stolpman. He went 1-2 on the evening. "We didn't score as many team points this year," says Head Coach Joe Karels, "but we had four open weights, two because of illness and two because we don't have wrestlers for these weight classes." Karels urges any young men who weigh 200 Trojan wrestlers traveled to Melrose Friday in their season-open- er. The matmen participated in a seven-team individual tournament. Eighth-grader Aaron Thoreson wrestled at 103 pounds and went 1-2 on the night. Thoreson secured his first varsity win. Two wrestlers filled out the 112- pound bracket. Seventh-grader Jason Roggenbuck wrestled very well, but lost to the third-place finisher by a score of 4-0• Freshman Dylaa McClain went 1-2 for a fourth-place finish. At 119 pounds, freshman Patrick Eustice didn't have his best night of wrestling but did what it took to win. He went 2-0 for a first-place slot. Freshman Tim Rudnick, facing off at 130 pounds, wrestled tough. He went 1-2 for another varsity win. Eighth-grader Eric Croatt contin- ues to wrestle very well, as he did last year. He went 2-1 for a second-place slot in the 135-pound bracket. Ninth-grader Drew Johnson, wrestling at 140 pounds, keeps show- ing improvement. Johnson went 2-2 for a fourth-place finish. Senior Jon Karels competed at 152 pounds. Karels wrestled very well during his first match and nabbed a win. Unable to keep it going, howev- er, he went 1-2 for the night. At 160 pounds, ninth-grader David Webster looks much stronger this year. He went 1-2 for the evening. Senior Cory Schmieg wrestled at 171 pounds. He made two quick pins or more to join the team and improve the Trojan upperweights. "It will help you become a better football player," promises Karels. The team heads to Graceville on Thursday, Dec. 11, for a match against Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley. "Everyone has been working very hard in practice, and we will get better as the year goes on," predicts Karels. Scholberg, Ashley Pfeiffer, Pauline Burner, Mathew Alan Schaak Wednesday, Dec. 10 Steven Dean Dragt, Karen Hippie, Shondelle Allene Sweats, Paula Rausch, Kathleen Thymian, Tim Holtquist, Joel Brehmer, Linda Gore, Karly Kraemer, Lisa Emde Thursday, Dec. 11 Reuben Gutzman, Gregory Gerber, Gone Burdick, Ashley Ewing, Brandon Hillman Friday, Dec. 12 Don Knutson, Cindy Pillatzki, Ann Pflueger Kemske, Lisa Sis Brehmer, Vaughn Patrick Kelly, John Roeder, James Ellingson, Penny Fraasch Burman, John Johanson, Rebecca Emde, Chet Dezotell, Mark Block, Kevin Siebigteroth Saturday, Dec. 13 Betty O'Neill Phillips, Robert Audette, Stanley Lindholm, Brian Delage, Maria Scholberg, Kylene Nelson Sunday, Dee. 14 Robert Strong, Debbie Lindholm, Run Reisdorph, Beth Hanson, Shirley Karels, Jeffrey John Watson, Troy Wade Monday, Dec. 15 Marilyn Lindahl, Laurie Nelson Maas, Michelle Kraus, Amelia Dee Hoxtell, Shari Larsen, Joshua James Kelzer, Dani Kathleen Oakes, Kendra Ann Nelson Tuesday, Dec. 16 Barbara Sellin, Sara Marie Schellberg, Kirstin Marie Scoblic, Jesse Oakes, Cody James Backstrand, Sarah Schlagel, Shawn Arndt, Beth Kimmes, Chris Raffety Bowling THURSDAY SPARKLERS- 12/04/03 Won Lost Sunrise Gals .............................................. 14 2 Triple T ..................................................... 11 5 Moose Lodge ............................................. 8 g Conroy Eye Care ....................................... 7 9 Bellingham Elevator ................................. 7 9 Alley Cats ................................................... 6 10 VFW ........................................................... 6 10 Wanna B's .................................................. 5 11 Scratch - HIG: Betty Zahnow 217; HIS: Heidi Meister 473; ttTG: Conroy Eye Care 773; HTS: Conroy Eye Care 2093. With Handicap - HIG: Betty Zahnow 228; HIS: Candace Nelson 572; HTG: Conroy Eye Care 905; HTS: Wanna B's 2640. Adaptive clothing shop stops at Northridge Thurs. The Senior Shop "traveling shop" will be at Northridge Residence in Nelson, and Mackenzie Moon as for- wards. In the first half, Ortonville took a two-point lead. But by the second half, Ortonville shut down Browns Valley scoring and put up some points. Rachel Grunwald led all scores with twelve points and six rebounds. Brittany Walters earned eight points and five rebounds. Samantha Lindahl tallied up six points and three rebounds. Nicole Nelson had four, and Courtney Dewald and Jenny Henrick each had two. Returning from Thanksiving vaca- tion, the team struggled with scoring on the road against Dawson-Boyd. Danille Larson got her first field goal of the season and also had some nice rebounds. Rachel Grunwald again led in scoring followed by Courtney Dawald, Nicole Nelson, and Samantha Lindahl earned tw0.the ;l;l-C and one rebound. Courtney rne, ent racked up two points, one bl0¢, two wJ four rebounds. Jenny Henrick[ffd quay up one assist and one r0ffctup_by Brittany Waiters picked ,  2 Rachel Grunwald € p :s Samantha Lindahl. Brittany Waiters Graceville-Beardsley. Sons of Norway meet Dec. 11th Sons of Norway Granittdahlen The painting by Floyd Dai Lodge, 1-o1 met in the conference won by Ruby Hines at the u, room of Middle Brook Circle on Nov. 13 with vice president Marlowe Verim in charge. They sang the National Anthem. Anita Remur read the secretary report and Marilyn Stemsrud the treasurers report, Thea Barlund read a culture report about lutfisk. rebounds. one lock, five rebounds, and :li steals. Nicole Nelson came p four rebounds. New team e Cassio Sherod earned two poi , three rebounds, and MacKenzi¢ re picked up one block and one r¢l This weekend, the girls . s tournament action and go on  h again to Milbank and Cli . .iluq a' n 00Ad0, ff tl tll d m al el cl ir Dahlen concert. € fi] The money earned will ur h c¢ =troia a scholarship fund The De II  n: • • -k  Jer meeting will be a noon potlu .:L n $2 gift exchange for the ChriS, ard 1- party. On Dec. 11 at 12 noonthq. Middle Brook. tP end, Note change of meeting tithe:t25-12 libya v . Stop in and check out our great SELECTION OF FURN COUCH with oak LOVE SEAT with oak trim GET YOUR BLINDS CLEANED FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Bright Beautiful Blinds located in Etc. Consignment Shop Etc. Consignment Rita Buck, OwnerOperator Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10-5 135 NW 2nd St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-3677 Visa & I n[ COUI Ortonville on Thursday, Dec. l lth -.."  Irl"di'^tove from 9:30 to 11:00 am for an in- house shopping day for residents S  lt 8 d. IK hiP during which any needed clothing, eason$ re $ shoes and room furnishings may be purchased. ('? eS The Senior Shop, a Minneapolis- New Life Communi W Baptist Church Autc based company, specializes in high oluti, quality, reasonably priced clothing for 605 Minnesota St N * 839-3440   and : residents in health care facilities. " " NK.t Ira, lidwe " l%sed Jt They carry •both regular and Yo"e 00lnv00tea "adaptive clothing. The adaptive clothing includes back-opening garments, side-snap and side-zip pants and many other innovative [,next 1 , ,,sr s rapi, ideas that make dressing easier on DECEMBER 14TH AT 10:30 AM - Children s Christmas prog-f0f six r both residents and staff. Many of these garments are not available at "Our Gift for Jesus." (during the morning worship service) retail stores. DECEMBER 21 AT 10:30 AM - "Holy Child" a worship There will be ten racks, and more, of clothing from which residents can choose from and try on, as well as shoes that will be available in every size. The Senior Shop representative can measure to ensure proper sizes are purchased. "Come & See" topic for CWC meeting DNR offers ice safety guidelines Do you have a favorite Christmas decoration? Come and see "Oh, What Fun it is to See" someone's favorite decoration at the Tuesday, Dec. 16th gathering of the Ortonville Christian Women's Club at Zion Lutheran Church, 806 • Highland Hwy, Ortonville. The 9 a.m. morning coffee also brings "Family Melodies" a sing-a-long with Mary Ross as leader. Jane Munson of Sioux Falls, SD will bring "Moments to Cherish". She will share the difference between heart and head knowledge. Tickets are $3 inclusive. Reservations are made by calling Violet (605)862-8500 or Susie (320)273-2340 by Dec. 13th. A nursery is available by advance request. Walk-ins are welcome. Come-bring a friend, for a fun morning! Check out our web site at www.ortonvilleindependeht.com ) SU00,00,ESTIOId$ We have GUITARS just the right size for you! Plus we have strings, straps, tuners, cases, books, stands & other guitar accessories. 503 Atlantic Ave. is As temperatures dip, local anglers itching to get on the lake often take chances with thin ice. Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources offers guidelines for minimum ice thickness. Four inches of new clear ic is the mini- mum required to support a human on foot. An ATV or snowmobile requires five inches minimum, while 8 to 12 inches is required for cars and small trucks. The DNR cautions, "There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice!" Other practices help insure anglers stay safe. The DNR Suggests that using an ice chisel or auger can be helpful in testing ice thickness. Once the ice is thick enough for vehicles, drivers and passengers should keep windows down, leave seat belts unfas- tened, and be prepared to abandon the ff YOU fall in... il Try to stay calm. Turn toward the direction you came from. Reach your hands and arms up to the unbroken ice surface 121 Kick your feet to move for- ward on the ice. Once you are on the ice, don't stand; roll away from the hole. I1 Get medical assistance. vehicle quickly if necessary. Avoid alcoholic beverages, which can impair judgment and lower body temperature, and do not exceed the range of your snowmobile's or vehi- cle's headlights• The DNR says many snowmobile fatalities occur because the driver was going too fast to avoid open water once it was illuminated by ..... the sled's headlights. If traveling on foot, ATV, or snow- mobile, the DNR recommends wear- ing a flotation device under your win- ter gear. A life vest and pair of ice picks can help a person pull back onto slippery wet ice; a wet snowmobile suit can add 60 pounds of water, which can add to the challenge of get- ting back on the ice. The DNR cau- tions that those in enclosed vehicles should not wear a flotation device. If a companion falls in... Keep calm. [21 Stay away from the hole. Use some item from shore to throw or extend to the person to pull them out, such as jumper cables or skis. Or, push a boat in front of you. O Call 9-1-1. O Get medical assistance. People immersed in cold water can seem fine but may suffer a potentialy fatal condi- tion when cold blood starts to circulate again. i 2000 Pontiac Montana - $12,500 _,, Leather, Loaded, U6, PS, Power Sliding Door, PW, PL, CD, 58,00u 1997 Chevy Silverado ZT1 4x4 - $11,500 Loaded, Leather, 3rd door, PS, CD, PW, PL, 81,000 miles PRO flu Page 6 INDEPENDENT Trojan cagers fall to Y-M- Birthdays 7th-grade girls start at 1-00i • Ortonville s seventh-grade girls injured a finger on her right g OTi basketball team opened its season at which hampered her game. T Browns Valley with a 32-14 win last finished 10-22 with Dawson-ll I t durin n home-opener As Taken From The Big Stone week. As the season opened, the team top. ia eniaar?Legi°nAuxiliaryBirthday included Danille Larson, Courtney Thursday the girls played i IIT  coTrja C:gp]gWageFdrlayV,:lis ant Tuesday, Dee. 9 Dawald, Jenny Henrick, and Rachel Stone City against a 7th-a , Scott Dinnel, Brent McEwen, Grunwald as: guards and SamNanth; grade team. The Ortonville gir Bc son opener, but fell to Yellow Jackie Welberg, Joseph M. Lindahl, Brittany Waiters, gled against Big Stone's zone at. On the brighter side, the girls e girlsf eir ab!l agai, arter,pull nee s'[ fol edgar Danille [Ul  e firs Medicine East in overtime. Down 7-11 at the end of the first quarter, the Trojans struggled with early fouls. By halftime, they found themselves down by twelve points, outscored 7-15 by YME. "We had first-game jitters really bad," explains Head Coach Tim Giese, "but settled down and outscored YME 18-7 in the third quar- ter." Indeed, holding YME to just seven points in third-quarter play tightened the score to 32-33, setting the stage for close fourth-quarter action. At the end of regular play, the Trojans found themselves tied at 49, having outscored YME by one point; 17-16. Trojan overtime performance brought scores from junior forward Tim Thompson and junior guard Cory Stattelman, but the team's perfor- mance at the free-throw line plagued them. The team's overall free-throw performance tallied 58 percent for the night. In the end, Trojan cagers found themselves behind by a heartbreaking two points. "It was a tough loss and I felt bad for my players because they really hustled to stay in the game," says coach Giese. Senior guard Riley Sammon led scoring with sixteen points, four assists, two steals, and six rebounds. Junior forward Blayn Ronglien came up with twelve points for the night, along with two assists, one steal, and seven rebounds; Ronglien's 75 per- cent performance at the free-throw line bested the team average. Junior guard Dan Larson racked up nine points, as well as two steals and two rebounds. Junior guard Corey Stattelman made seven points for the three shots, showing their defense. In the fourth quarter, or, Big Stone's experience giving them the win. had two rebounds and one t SENIOR GUARD RILEY SAMMON finds himself heavily guarded by YME opponents in the Trojans' home opener Friday, Dec. 5. While clawing their way back from an early deficit, the Ortonville cagers were unable to topple YME, coming away with a disappointing 56-58 loss. Trojans, along with three steals, two rebounds, and seven assists. Senior center Matt Grabow and Junior for- ward Tim Thompson came away with six points each, Grabow contributing an additional block and nine rebounds and Thompson grabbing one steal, eight rebounds, one block, and two assists. "I was happy with our play, espe- cially after a slow start and being down by twelve at halftime," says coach Giese. "We'll bounce back, however, and are looking forward to a good season." The Trojans go on the road against Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg in an afternoon game on Saturday, Dec. 13. Trojan matmen open season at Melrose in individual play sea- SENIOR WRESTLER JON KARELS pins Ilis opponent in the Trojans' son opener in Melrose last Friday. The team faces CGB this week. (Photo by Char Athey) to easily lock up first place. New to this year's squad is Nick Stolpman. He went 1-2 on the evening. "We didn't score as many team points this year," says Head Coach Joe Karels, "but we had four open weights, two because of illness and two because we don't have wrestlers for these weight classes." Karels urges any young men who weigh 200 Trojan wrestlers traveled to Melrose Friday in their season-open- er. The matmen participated in a seven-team individual tournament. Eighth-grader Aaron Thoreson wrestled at 103 pounds and went 1-2 on the night. Thoreson secured his first varsity win. Two wrestlers filled out the 112- pound bracket. Seventh-grader Jason Roggenbuck wrestled very well, but lost to the third-place finisher by a score of 4-0• Freshman Dylaa McClain went 1-2 for a fourth-place finish. At 119 pounds, freshman Patrick Eustice didn't have his best night of wrestling but did what it took to win. He went 2-0 for a first-place slot. Freshman Tim Rudnick, facing off at 130 pounds, wrestled tough. He went 1-2 for another varsity win. Eighth-grader Eric Croatt contin- ues to wrestle very well, as he did last year. He went 2-1 for a second-place slot in the 135-pound bracket. Ninth-grader Drew Johnson, wrestling at 140 pounds, keeps show- ing improvement. Johnson went 2-2 for a fourth-place finish. Senior Jon Karels competed at 152 pounds. Karels wrestled very well during his first match and nabbed a win. Unable to keep it going, howev- er, he went 1-2 for the night. At 160 pounds, ninth-grader David Webster looks much stronger this year. He went 1-2 for the evening. Senior Cory Schmieg wrestled at 171 pounds. He made two quick pins or more to join the team and improve the Trojan upperweights. "It will help you become a better football player," promises Karels. The team heads to Graceville on Thursday, Dec. 11, for a match against Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley. "Everyone has been working very hard in practice, and we will get better as the year goes on," predicts Karels. Scholberg, Ashley Pfeiffer, Pauline Burner, Mathew Alan Schaak Wednesday, Dec. 10 Steven Dean Dragt, Karen Hippie, Shondelle Allene Sweats, Paula Rausch, Kathleen Thymian, Tim Holtquist, Joel Brehmer, Linda Gore, Karly Kraemer, Lisa Emde Thursday, Dec. 11 Reuben Gutzman, Gregory Gerber, Gone Burdick, Ashley Ewing, Brandon Hillman Friday, Dec. 12 Don Knutson, Cindy Pillatzki, Ann Pflueger Kemske, Lisa Sis Brehmer, Vaughn Patrick Kelly, John Roeder, James Ellingson, Penny Fraasch Burman, John Johanson, Rebecca Emde, Chet Dezotell, Mark Block, Kevin Siebigteroth Saturday, Dec. 13 Betty O'Neill Phillips, Robert Audette, Stanley Lindholm, Brian Delage, Maria Scholberg, Kylene Nelson Sunday, Dee. 14 Robert Strong, Debbie Lindholm, Run Reisdorph, Beth Hanson, Shirley Karels, Jeffrey John Watson, Troy Wade Monday, Dec. 15 Marilyn Lindahl, Laurie Nelson Maas, Michelle Kraus, Amelia Dee Hoxtell, Shari Larsen, Joshua James Kelzer, Dani Kathleen Oakes, Kendra Ann Nelson Tuesday, Dec. 16 Barbara Sellin, Sara Marie Schellberg, Kirstin Marie Scoblic, Jesse Oakes, Cody James Backstrand, Sarah Schlagel, Shawn Arndt, Beth Kimmes, Chris Raffety Bowling THURSDAY SPARKLERS- 12/04/03 Won Lost Sunrise Gals .............................................. 14 2 Triple T ..................................................... 11 5 Moose Lodge ............................................. 8 g Conroy Eye Care ....................................... 7 9 Bellingham Elevator ................................. 7 9 Alley Cats ................................................... 6 10 VFW ........................................................... 6 10 Wanna B's .................................................. 5 11 Scratch - HIG: Betty Zahnow 217; HIS: Heidi Meister 473; ttTG: Conroy Eye Care 773; HTS: Conroy Eye Care 2093. With Handicap - HIG: Betty Zahnow 228; HIS: Candace Nelson 572; HTG: Conroy Eye Care 905; HTS: Wanna B's 2640. Adaptive clothing shop stops at Northridge Thurs. The Senior Shop "traveling shop" will be at Northridge Residence in Nelson, and Mackenzie Moon as for- wards. In the first half, Ortonville took a two-point lead. But by the second half, Ortonville shut down Browns Valley scoring and put up some points. Rachel Grunwald led all scores with twelve points and six rebounds. Brittany Walters earned eight points and five rebounds. Samantha Lindahl tallied up six points and three rebounds. Nicole Nelson had four, and Courtney Dewald and Jenny Henrick each had two. Returning from Thanksiving vaca- tion, the team struggled with scoring on the road against Dawson-Boyd. Danille Larson got her first field goal of the season and also had some nice rebounds. Rachel Grunwald again led in scoring followed by Courtney Dawald, Nicole Nelson, and Samantha Lindahl earned tw0.the ;l;l-C and one rebound. Courtney rne, ent racked up two points, one bl0¢, two wJ four rebounds. Jenny Henrick[ffd quay up one assist and one r0ffctup_by Brittany Waiters picked ,  2 Rachel Grunwald € p :s Samantha Lindahl. Brittany Waiters Graceville-Beardsley. Sons of Norway meet Dec. 11th Sons of Norway Granittdahlen The painting by Floyd Dai Lodge, 1-o1 met in the conference won by Ruby Hines at the u, room of Middle Brook Circle on Nov. 13 with vice president Marlowe Verim in charge. They sang the National Anthem. Anita Remur read the secretary report and Marilyn Stemsrud the treasurers report, Thea Barlund read a culture report about lutfisk. rebounds. one lock, five rebounds, and :li steals. Nicole Nelson came p four rebounds. New team e Cassio Sherod earned two poi , three rebounds, and MacKenzi¢ re picked up one block and one r¢l This weekend, the girls . s tournament action and go on  h again to Milbank and Cli . .iluq a' n 00Ad0, ff tl tll d m al el cl ir Dahlen concert. € fi] The money earned will ur h c¢ =troia a scholarship fund The De II  n: • • -k  Jer meeting will be a noon potlu .:L n $2 gift exchange for the ChriS, ard 1- party. On Dec. 11 at 12 noonthq. Middle Brook. tP end, Note change of meeting tithe:t25-12 libya v . Stop in and check out our great SELECTION OF FURN COUCH with oak LOVE SEAT with oak trim GET YOUR BLINDS CLEANED FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Bright Beautiful Blinds located in Etc. Consignment Shop Etc. Consignment Rita Buck, OwnerOperator Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10-5 135 NW 2nd St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-3677 Visa & I n[ COUI Ortonville on Thursday, Dec. l lth -.."  Irl"di'^tove from 9:30 to 11:00 am for an in- house shopping day for residents S  lt 8 d. IK hiP during which any needed clothing, eason$ re $ shoes and room furnishings may be purchased. ('? eS The Senior Shop, a Minneapolis- New Life Communi W Baptist Church Autc based company, specializes in high oluti, quality, reasonably priced clothing for 605 Minnesota St N * 839-3440   and : residents in health care facilities. " " NK.t Ir a, lidwe " l%sed Jt They carry •both regular and Yo"e 00lnv00tea "adaptive clothing. The adaptive clothing includes back-opening garments, side-snap and side-zip pants and many other innovative [,next 1 , ,,sr s rapi, ideas that make dressing easier on DECEMBER 14TH AT 10:30 AM - Children s Christmas prog-f0f six r both residents and staff. Many of these garments are not available at "Our Gift for Jesus." (during the morning worship service) retail stores. DECEMBER 21 AT 10:30 AM - "Holy Child" a worship There will be ten racks, and more, of clothing from which residents can choose from and try on, as well as shoes that will be available in every size. The Senior Shop representative can measure to ensure proper sizes are purchased. "Come & See" topic for CWC meeting DNR offers ice safety guidelines Do you have a favorite Christmas decoration? Come and see "Oh, What Fun it is to See" someone's favorite decoration at the Tuesday, Dec. 16th gathering of the Ortonville Christian Women's Club at Zion Lutheran Church, 806 • Highland Hwy, Ortonville. The 9 a.m. morning coffee also brings "Family Melodies" a sing-a-long with Mary Ross as leader. Jane Munson of Sioux Falls, SD will bring "Moments to Cherish". She will share the difference between heart and head knowledge. Tickets are $3 inclusive. Reservations are made by calling Violet (605)862-8500 or Susie (320)273-2340 by Dec. 13th. A nursery is available by advance request. Walk-ins are welcome. Come-bring a friend, for a fun morning! Check out our web site at www.ortonvilleindependeht.com ) SU00,00,ESTIOId$ We have GUITARS just the right size for you! Plus we have strings, straps, tuners, cases, books, stands & other guitar accessories. 503 Atlantic Ave. is As temperatures dip, local anglers itching to get on the lake often take chances with thin ice. Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources offers guidelines for minimum ice thickness. Four inches of new clear ic is the mini- mum required to support a human on foot. An ATV or snowmobile requires five inches minimum, while 8 to 12 inches is required for cars and small trucks. The DNR cautions, "There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice!" Other practices help insure anglers stay safe. The DNR Suggests that using an ice chisel or auger can be helpful in testing ice thickness. Once the ice is thick enough for vehicles, drivers and passengers should keep windows down, leave seat belts unfas- tened, and be prepared to abandon the ff YOU fall in... il Try to stay calm. Turn toward the direction you came from. Reach your hands and arms up to the unbroken ice surface 121 Kick your feet to move for- ward on the ice. Once you are on the ice, don't stand; roll away from the hole. I1 Get medical assistance. vehicle quickly if necessary. Avoid alcoholic beverages, which can impair judgment and lower body temperature, and do not exceed the range of your snowmobile's or vehi- cle's headlights• The DNR says many snowmobile fatalities occur because the driver was going too fast to avoid open water once it was illuminated by ..... the sled's headlights. If traveling on foot, ATV, or snow- mobile, the DNR recommends wear- ing a flotation device under your win- ter gear. A life vest and pair of ice picks can help a person pull back onto slippery wet ice; a wet snowmobile suit can add 60 pounds of water, which can add to the challenge of get- ting back on the ice. The DNR cau- tions that those in enclosed vehicles should not wear a flotation device. If a companion falls in... Keep calm. [21 Stay away from the hole. Use some item from shore to throw or extend to the person to pull them out, such as jumper cables or skis. Or, push a boat in front of you. O Call 9-1-1. O Get medical assistance. People immersed in cold water can seem fine but may suffer a potentialy fatal condi- tion when cold blood starts to circulate again. i 2000 Pontiac Montana - $12,500 _,, Leather, Loaded, U6, PS, Power Sliding Door, PW, PL, CD, 58,00u 1997 Chevy Silverado ZT1 4x4 - $11,500 Loaded, Leather, 3rd door, PS, CD, PW, PL, 81,000 miles PRO flu Page 6 INDEPENDENT