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p0int00 way t0 lllPll[ll, [IION liVINg \\; ................. by Rev. Wilfred C. Hansen KINGDOM tlALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonville Sun: 10 a.m. Public Meeting and Watchtower Study. Tues: 7:30 p.m. Book Study. Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Theocratic Ministry School and Meeting to Help Us Make Disciples. ARTICHOKE LAKE BAPTIST (13 miles north of Correil) Pastor Robert Gravley Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Services. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Alban Township (6 miles east, 1-1/2 miles south of Milbank, SD) (LCMS) Pastor Kim Kanitz, 605-623-4281 Sunday: 8:00 a.m. Services; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School. Bible classes on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:00 a.m. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD 605/432-4623 Office Manager: 605/862-8319 Mass Time: Sunday 9:00 a.m. LIVING HOPE FELLOWSHIP 510 Burdick, Ortonviile Phone 839-3021 Pastor David Homrighausen Wed: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Praise and Worship. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of Correll in Artichoke Township Pastor A. Raduly Elder Dennis Lund (320) 596-2117 Sat: 10 a.m. Sabbath School; 11:00 a.m. Worship. Sun: 6:00 a.m. WCCO Ch. 4 or KCCO Ch. 7 "It Is Written" speaker: Mark Finley; 6:00 a.m. "The Quiet Hour" WNAX, Yankton, SD, Bill Tucker, speaker; 9:30 a.m. "The Voice of Prophecy" WNAX, Yankton, SD, speaker/director Lonnie Melashenko ............. . ..... CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 716 SW 5th St. Willmar, MN (320) 235-2442 President Elder Grant McKinney Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sacrament Service; 11:30 a.m. Classes. Visitors Center open Sunday- Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ***** CHRIST EPISCOPAL Milbank, SD First and Third Sunday of Month Holy Eucharist. All other Sundays morning prayer. 9 a.m. - All Services CORRELL UNITED 'METHODIST Rev. Larry Kasten Sun: 8:15 a.m. Morning Worship. ST. JOHN'S, ST. JOSEPH'S & ST. JAMES' Ortonville, Rosen, Nassau Father Robert Goblirsch ST. JOHN'S - ORTONVILLE Men., Dec. 8:12 noon Mass. Wed., Dec. 10:9:30 a.m. Mass. Fri., Dec. 12:8 a.m. Mass. Sat., Dec. 13:5 p.m. Mass. Sun., Dec. 14:8:30 a.m. Mass. Rosary 7:30 a.m. Men. and Fri. S% JOSEPH'S - ROSEN Men., Dec. 8:5:30 p.m. Mass. Tue., Dec. 9:8:30 a.m. Mass. Thurs., Dec. 11:8:30 a.m. Mass. Sun., Dec. 14:10:30 a.m. Mass. ST. JAMES' - NASSAU Sat., Dec. 13:7:30 p.m. Mass. ZION LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Wed., Dec. 10: 4:20 p.m. Confirmands; 7 p.m. Zion Council. Sun., Dec. 14:9:30 a.m. Zion Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Zion Service, EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Wed., Dec. 10: 4:20 p.m. Confirmands; 7 p.m. Eidskog Choir. Thurs., Dec. 11:7 p.m. D0-Day at Eidskog Sun., Dec. 14:9 a.m. Eidskog Service; 10 a.m. Eidskog Sunday School. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonville, Dec. 14:10:45 a.m. Worship, Karen Evenson - Worship Leader. Dec. 21: Dec. 14:10:45 a.m. Worship, Karen Evenson - Worship Leader. Dec. 24: Candlelight Service: Lynn Thomas. May the mystery of faith unfold to protect and provide your family with peace. These Weekly Church Notices Courtesy of the Following Firms... Steven G. Winther, DDS FAMILY DENTISTRY Ortonville, MN 320.839.2596 PRO AUTO Quality Used Autos ~ Complete Auto Body Ortonvllle, MN 320.839.2911 The window Place Custom Built Vinyl Windows 877-224-0745 or 605-432-1835 Milbank, South Dakota Bellinfham Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. 320-568-2105 THOLE DISTRIBUTING ORTONVILLE The Ortonville Independent , ,, 1 ,, 0. CLINT CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION Ron Schlimme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325--5404 Clinton State Bank T.E BANK T.AT 0NDE00TANOS , TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Howard J. Jording, Interim Pastor Wed., Dec. 10: 1:30 p.m. LifeLight; 3:15-5:30 p.m. Children's Practice Gr. 1-5; 7 p.m. Executive Board Women of Trinity; 7:30 p.m. Choir. Thurs., Dec. 11: 1:30 p.m. Quilting; 7 p.m. LWML Topic Leaders Meeting. Fri. Dec. 12:1 p.m. Northridge Bible Study. Sun., Dec. 14:9 a.m. Communion Service; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class; 10:15 a.m. 6th, 7th, 8th Gr. Catechism; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast; 11:15 a.m. 9th Gr. Confirmation; Altar Circle Potluck. Men., Dec. 15:7:30 p.m. Ruth Circle. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonviile Marlene Elmstrom, Pastor Dec. 9:7 a.m. Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love; 7:30 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous. Dec. 10:2:30 p.m. Caring Friends; 5:30 p.m. TV Broadcast; 8:15 p.m. Ecumenical Play Practice. Dec. 11:11 a.m. Northridge Bible Study; 5:30 p.m. Praise Band Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Ecumenical Play Practice. Dec. 12:7 p.m. Ecumenical Play Practice. Dec. 13:9 a.m. SS Christmas Practice; 10:30 a.m. Ecumenical Play Practice; 6 p.m. Ecumenical Dinner Theater at Big Stone School. Dec. 14:8:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Study; 10:30 a.m. SS Christmas Program; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast; 6 p.m. Ecumenical Dinner Theater at Big Stone School. Dec. 16:7 a.m. Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love; 4:30 p.m. Worship/Arts/Music Comm. Mtg.; 7:30 p.m. Gamblers Anom. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonville Rev. Larry Kasten, Pastor Wed: 3:30 p.m. Confirmation; 7 p.m. Choir Practice. Thurs: Circle meet; 6 p.m. Rebecca Circle and their families to meet for potluck supper. Please bring a Christmas reading and $5. Sun: 9:30 a.m, Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonville Todd Dahlgren, Pastor Tue: 7:30 a.m. "Lifeline" Prayer Time. Wed: 9:15 a.m. "Life Words" on KDIO Radio; 6:30 p.m. AWANA; 7 p.m. "Life Lessons" Mid-week Service; 8 p.m. Christmas Musical Practice. Thurs: 9 a.m. Ladies Bible Study (Fireside Room). Fri: 9:15 a.m. "Life Words" On KDIO Radio; 12 p.m. Men of Integrity (Pizza Ranch). Sat: 7 a.m. Men's Group Breakfast; 2 p.m. Baby Shower for Jennifer and Emily Merriman (Fireside Room) Sun: 9 a.m. Friendship Breakfast; 9:30 a.m. "Learning for Life"; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/Children's Christmas Program; 12 noon Friendship Lunch - each family please bring open faced sandwiches or Christmas goodies-soup and bever- age provided. (Ruth circle serves, Dorcas circle cleans up); 6 p.m. Jr. and Sr. High Youth Group. TRINITY LUTHERAN Odessa Rev. Benjamin Pollack, Pastor Sun: 8:15 a.m. "Divine Service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School. PEACE EV. LUTHERAN WELS 1501 Aspen Drive Milbank, SD Jason Schulz, Pastor Wed: 4 p.m. Confirmation Class; 6:30 p.m. Choir; 7:15 p.m. Bible Study. Sun: 8:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. ***** ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonviile Rev. David Hinrichs, Pastor Wed., Dec. 10:9:30 a.m. Mom's Bible Study; 5:15 p.m. WINGS; 5:30 p.m. Confirmation Class; 7 p.m. Choir; 7:45 p.m. Bible Study. Thurs., Dec. 11:2 p.m. Sew and So; 7 p.m. WMF Christmas Party. Sat., Dec. 13:10 a.m. Jesus People. Sun., Dec. 14:9 a.m. Worship fol- lowed by Coffee served by FLY; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 6 p.m. FLY. Thoughts for life When President Bush signed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act part of his remarks were "For years, a terrible form of violence has been directed against children who are inches from birth, while the law looked the other way. Today at last, the American people and our government have confronted the violence and come to the defense of the innocent child." Kate Michelman who is president of a pro-abortion group, NARAL, said "Today we saw the real George Bush. If we could afford to we would put that speech on TV every day until election. Any shred of doubt that this is the most anti-choice President this country has ever had has been convincingly erased. Should we have a fundraiser to help her get the speech on TV? Mobile meals I I Dec. 8-12: Gordy and Ruth : Gloege; Mary Worrall, Marv and Lois Knopf Dec. 15-19: Howard and Viv Janssen, Don and Arvene Van Hout, Ken and Aletta Simonitch Prairie Five menu Reservations may be made by calling the Senior Center. When requesting a meal call the Senior Center the day prior to eating at 839- 3555 before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 Baked Chicken, Rice, Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Sauce, Raisin Bread Wednesday, Dec. 10 Salmon Loaf, Boiled Potatoes, Creamed Peas, Lemon Pudding, 7- Grain Bread Thursday, Dec. 11  Polishe Sausage, Parslied . Potatoes, ;Grcn:flans, Pie, WW : Droner Roll Friday, Dec. 12 Roast Beef Commercial; Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Coleslaw, Cake, Whole Wheat Bread Monday, Dec. 15 Braised Pork Chop, Seasoned Mashed Potatoes, Winter Blend Vegetable, Pudding, Pumpernickel Rye Tuesday, Dec. 16 Baked Fish, Augratin Potatoes, Peas, Fruit Sauce, Whole Wheat Bread PASTOR AT LARGE "O how abundant is your goodness that you have laid those who fear you, and accomplished for those who take in you .... Love the Lord, all you his saints. The Lord preserves l faithful. Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you wait for the Lord." Psalm 31:19 and 23 and 24 As one of the five managers of the Upper Minnesota District, I spend a lot of time with area farmers. Most of the sons who come before the board are farmers and the other managers are farmers. This regular involvement with our farmers helps me to stay in touch with the unique character area, and with my own roots as well. (Both my mother and father were born and raised on farms, as well as my many relati on both sides of the family.) Farming practices and the size farms has changed over the years, but I pray that the FAMI FARM will survive and thrive. A good friend Bob Rothi dropped off an article that he especially meaningful. It is about farmers and describes his philosophy towards farmers and farming. The article is and I pass it along to you. *** ** I am responsible for my own profit and loss. I am no man ity. I am responsible for feeding 128 people worldwide who never thank me. Next year I m shooting for 132. I am responsible for keeping my water pure enough swimming and an 8 pound bass named Joe. I am responsible for high finance, organic chemistry, engineering and biting my tongue when I hear someone say, just a farmer.' I am responsible for being an active environmentalist. Not environmental activist. I am responsible for answering to God. To the land. To my ily. I farm accordingly. Library corner The hours of the Ortonville Public Library are Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 - 3 p.m. We had a lot of fun celebrating Andrew Carnegie's birthday. Thanks to everyone who came and had cake and cider. The winners of our contest on "What would you give Andrew Carnegie for his birthday?" are: 1st - Nancy Scoblic, 2nd Darlene Rheingans, 3rd - Julie Treinen, 4th - Grog Maestas. Congratulations to the winners. We had some really wonderful ideas and some very unique ones! New in Horror is Stephen King's "The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the New in Romance is Deveraux's "Holly". To attention of a certain Holly enlists the assistance of hand to aid her in her find herself falling for the man, in a holiday romance. New in Suspense is Patterson's "Big Bad onset of his career with Cross is instructed to track band of kidnappers who are people and possibly selling slavery, a case that is corn terrible threat to Cross' and his frustrations with the outdated methods. Also Sandford's "The Han , Calla":. The" book:eorRinues the ...... S". Artist, computer advnt gunsllarl, who ! pofessional criminal with his companions endeavors to reach and hopefully save the Dark Tower, a quest that is challenged by the evil wolves of Thunderclap, who are abducting the children of the residents of a town in the tower's shadow. occasional lover and return to investigate the old friend and hacker Bobby disappearance of his laptop, that contains a host of Bobby's circle of colleagues, including Kidd. PRINTING Is Our THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDEN' J Wouldn't you want it located at the busiest intersection in the Ortonville area? The Value of Keeping it Local The ortonvilleindependent.com deliv- ers what online users crave--news. But not just any news, it's news about our community. No one else on the entire World Wide Web delivers the local news, local sports, local events, local photos, local information and advertising like we do. When people search the web to find out what's happening in the Or- tonville area they look to the Inde- pendent's online edition, ortonvillein- dependent.com Traffic: The Competitive Advantage Because we offer flesh news, our online readers keep coming back and they read an average of four pages of the online edition. The ortonvilleindependent.com is reg- istered on over 200 search engines and updated monthly. Because "we get found", this community that we serve also gets promoted. You too can reach the world by adver- tising locally. Gain the advantage of the Independent's high traffic and loyal readers; advertise your website on our website. Find out more--call today, but hurry ad space is limited. www.ortonvilleindependent.com WEB TRENDS for SEPTEMBER 2002: EnUra Site Hits 72,684 Average Hits Per Day 2,422 Page Views 1 2,741 Visitors 2,399 And growing! Ortonville Independent (320) 839-6163 Page 4b 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, DeC. p0int00 way t0 lllPll[ll, [IION liVINg \\; ................. by Rev. Wilfred C. Hansen KINGDOM tlALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonville Sun: 10 a.m. Public Meeting and Watchtower Study. Tues: 7:30 p.m. Book Study. Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Theocratic Ministry School and Meeting to Help Us Make Disciples. ARTICHOKE LAKE BAPTIST (13 miles north of Correil) Pastor Robert Gravley Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Services. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Alban Township (6 miles east, 1-1/2 miles south of Milbank, SD) (LCMS) Pastor Kim Kanitz, 605-623-4281 Sunday: 8:00 a.m. Services; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School. Bible classes on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:00 a.m. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD 605/432-4623 Office Manager: 605/862-8319 Mass Time: Sunday 9:00 a.m. LIVING HOPE FELLOWSHIP 510 Burdick, Ortonviile Phone 839-3021 Pastor David Homrighausen Wed: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Praise and Worship. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of Correll in Artichoke Township Pastor A. Raduly Elder Dennis Lund (320) 596-2117 Sat: 10 a.m. Sabbath School; 11:00 a.m. Worship. Sun: 6:00 a.m. WCCO Ch. 4 or KCCO Ch. 7 "It Is Written" speaker: Mark Finley; 6:00 a.m. "The Quiet Hour" WNAX, Yankton, SD, Bill Tucker, speaker; 9:30 a.m. "The Voice of Prophecy" WNAX, Yankton, SD, speaker/director Lonnie Melashenko ............. . ..... CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 716 SW 5th St. Willmar, MN (320) 235-2442 President Elder Grant McKinney Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sacrament Service; 11:30 a.m. Classes. Visitors Center open Sunday- Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ***** CHRIST EPISCOPAL Milbank, SD First and Third Sunday of Month Holy Eucharist. All other Sundays morning prayer. 9 a.m. - All Services CORRELL UNITED 'METHODIST Rev. Larry Kasten Sun: 8:15 a.m. Morning Worship. ST. JOHN'S, ST. JOSEPH'S & ST. JAMES' Ortonville, Rosen, Nassau Father Robert Goblirsch ST. JOHN'S - ORTONVILLE Men., Dec. 8:12 noon Mass. Wed., Dec. 10:9:30 a.m. Mass. Fri., Dec. 12:8 a.m. Mass. Sat., Dec. 13:5 p.m. Mass. Sun., Dec. 14:8:30 a.m. Mass. Rosary 7:30 a.m. Men. and Fri. S% JOSEPH'S - ROSEN Men., Dec. 8:5:30 p.m. Mass. Tue., Dec. 9:8:30 a.m. Mass. Thurs., Dec. 11:8:30 a.m. Mass. Sun., Dec. 14:10:30 a.m. Mass. ST. JAMES' - NASSAU Sat., Dec. 13:7:30 p.m. Mass. ZION LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Wed., Dec. 10: 4:20 p.m. Confirmands; 7 p.m. Zion Council. Sun., Dec. 14:9:30 a.m. Zion Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Zion Service, EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Wed., Dec. 10: 4:20 p.m. Confirmands; 7 p.m. Eidskog Choir. Thurs., Dec. 11:7 p.m. D0-Day at Eidskog Sun., Dec. 14:9 a.m. Eidskog Service; 10 a.m. Eidskog Sunday School. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonville, Dec. 14:10:45 a.m. Worship, Karen Evenson - Worship Leader. Dec. 21: Dec. 14:10:45 a.m. Worship, Karen Evenson - Worship Leader. Dec. 24: Candlelight Service: Lynn Thomas. May the mystery of faith unfold to protect and provide your family with peace. These Weekly Church Notices Courtesy of the Following Firms... Steven G. Winther, DDS FAMILY DENTISTRY Ortonville, MN 320.839.2596 PRO AUTO Quality Used Autos ~ Complete Auto Body Ortonvllle, MN 320.839.2911 The window Place Custom Built Vinyl Windows 877-224-0745 or 605-432-1835 Milbank, South Dakota Bellinfham Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. 320-568-2105 THOLE DISTRIBUTING ORTONVILLE The Ortonville Independent , ,, 1 ,, 0. CLINT CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION Ron Schlimme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325--5404 Clinton State Bank T.E BANK T.AT 0NDE00TANOS , TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Howard J. Jording, Interim Pastor Wed., Dec. 10: 1:30 p.m. LifeLight; 3:15-5:30 p.m. Children's Practice Gr. 1-5; 7 p.m. Executive Board Women of Trinity; 7:30 p.m. Choir. Thurs., Dec. 11: 1:30 p.m. Quilting; 7 p.m. LWML Topic Leaders Meeting. Fri. Dec. 12:1 p.m. Northridge Bible Study. Sun., Dec. 14:9 a.m. Communion Service; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class; 10:15 a.m. 6th, 7th, 8th Gr. Catechism; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast; 11:15 a.m. 9th Gr. Confirmation; Altar Circle Potluck. Men., Dec. 15:7:30 p.m. Ruth Circle. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonviile Marlene Elmstrom, Pastor Dec. 9:7 a.m. Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love; 7:30 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous. Dec. 10:2:30 p.m. Caring Friends; 5:30 p.m. TV Broadcast; 8:15 p.m. Ecumenical Play Practice. Dec. 11:11 a.m. Northridge Bible Study; 5:30 p.m. Praise Band Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Ecumenical Play Practice. Dec. 12:7 p.m. Ecumenical Play Practice. Dec. 13:9 a.m. SS Christmas Practice; 10:30 a.m. Ecumenical Play Practice; 6 p.m. Ecumenical Dinner Theater at Big Stone School. Dec. 14:8:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Study; 10:30 a.m. SS Christmas Program; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast; 6 p.m. Ecumenical Dinner Theater at Big Stone School. Dec. 16:7 a.m. Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love; 4:30 p.m. Worship/Arts/Music Comm. Mtg.; 7:30 p.m. Gamblers Anom. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonville Rev. Larry Kasten, Pastor Wed: 3:30 p.m. Confirmation; 7 p.m. Choir Practice. Thurs: Circle meet; 6 p.m. Rebecca Circle and their families to meet for potluck supper. Please bring a Christmas reading and $5. Sun: 9:30 a.m, Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonville Todd Dahlgren, Pastor Tue: 7:30 a.m. "Lifeline" Prayer Time. Wed: 9:15 a.m. "Life Words" on KDIO Radio; 6:30 p.m. AWANA; 7 p.m. "Life Lessons" Mid-week Service; 8 p.m. Christmas Musical Practice. Thurs: 9 a.m. Ladies Bible Study (Fireside Room). Fri: 9:15 a.m. "Life Words" On KDIO Radio; 12 p.m. Men of Integrity (Pizza Ranch). Sat: 7 a.m. Men's Group Breakfast; 2 p.m. Baby Shower for Jennifer and Emily Merriman (Fireside Room) Sun: 9 a.m. Friendship Breakfast; 9:30 a.m. "Learning for Life"; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/Children's Christmas Program; 12 noon Friendship Lunch - each family please bring open faced sandwiches or Christmas goodies-soup and bever- age provided. (Ruth circle serves, Dorcas circle cleans up); 6 p.m. Jr. and Sr. High Youth Group. TRINITY LUTHERAN Odessa Rev. Benjamin Pollack, Pastor Sun: 8:15 a.m. "Divine Service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School. PEACE EV. LUTHERAN WELS 1501 Aspen Drive Milbank, SD Jason Schulz, Pastor Wed: 4 p.m. Confirmation Class; 6:30 p.m. Choir; 7:15 p.m. Bible Study. Sun: 8:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. ***** ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonviile Rev. David Hinrichs, Pastor Wed., Dec. 10:9:30 a.m. Mom's Bible Study; 5:15 p.m. WINGS; 5:30 p.m. Confirmation Class; 7 p.m. Choir; 7:45 p.m. Bible Study. Thurs., Dec. 11:2 p.m. Sew and So; 7 p.m. WMF Christmas Party. Sat., Dec. 13:10 a.m. Jesus People. Sun., Dec. 14:9 a.m. Worship fol- lowed by Coffee served by FLY; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 6 p.m. FLY. Thoughts for life When President Bush signed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act part of his remarks were "For years, a terrible form of violence has been directed against children who are inches from birth, while the law looked the other way. Today at last, the American people and our government have confronted the violence and come to the defense of the innocent child." Kate Michelman who is president of a pro-abortion group, NARAL, said "Today we saw the real George Bush. If we could afford to we would put that speech on TV every day until election. Any shred of doubt that this is the most anti-choice President this country has ever had has been convincingly erased. Should we have a fundraiser to help her get the speech on TV? Mobile meals I I Dec. 8-12: Gordy and Ruth : Gloege; Mary Worrall, Marv and Lois Knopf Dec. 15-19: Howard and Viv Janssen, Don and Arvene Van Hout, Ken and Aletta Simonitch Prairie Five menu Reservations may be made by calling the Senior Center. When requesting a meal call the Senior Center the day prior to eating at 839- 3555 before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 Baked Chicken, Rice, Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Sauce, Raisin Bread Wednesday, Dec. 10 Salmon Loaf, Boiled Potatoes, Creamed Peas, Lemon Pudding, 7- Grain Bread Thursday, Dec. 11  Polishe Sausage, Parslied . Potatoes, ;Grcn:flans, Pie, WW : Droner Roll Friday, Dec. 12 Roast Beef Commercial; Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Coleslaw, Cake, Whole Wheat Bread Monday, Dec. 15 Braised Pork Chop, Seasoned Mashed Potatoes, Winter Blend Vegetable, Pudding, Pumpernickel Rye Tuesday, Dec. 16 Baked Fish, Augratin Potatoes, Peas, Fruit Sauce, Whole Wheat Bread PASTOR AT LARGE "O how abundant is your goodness that you have laid those who fear you, and accomplished for those who take in you .... Love the Lord, all you his saints. The Lord preserves l faithful. Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you wait for the Lord." Psalm 31:19 and 23 and 24 As one of the five managers of the Upper Minnesota District, I spend a lot of time with area farmers. Most of the sons who come before the board are farmers and the other managers are farmers. This regular involvement with our farmers helps me to stay in touch with the unique character area, and with my own roots as well. (Both my mother and father were born and raised on farms, as well as my many relati on both sides of the family.) Farming practices and the size farms has changed over the years, but I pray that the FAMI FARM will survive and thrive. A good friend Bob Rothi dropped off an article that he especially meaningful. It is about farmers and describes his philosophy towards farmers and farming. The article is and I pass it along to you. *** ** I am responsible for my own profit and loss. I am no man ity. I am responsible for feeding 128 people worldwide who never thank me. Next year I m shooting for 132. I am responsible for keeping my water pure enough swimming and an 8 pound bass named Joe. I am responsible for high finance, organic chemistry, engineering and biting my tongue when I hear someone say, just a farmer.' I am responsible for being an active environmentalist. Not environmental activist. I am responsible for answering to God. To the land. To my ily. I farm accordingly. Library corner The hours of the Ortonville Public Library are Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 - 3 p.m. We had a lot of fun celebrating Andrew Carnegie's birthday. Thanks to everyone who came and had cake and cider. The winners of our contest on "What would you give Andrew Carnegie for his birthday?" are: 1st - Nancy Scoblic, 2nd Darlene Rheingans, 3rd - Julie Treinen, 4th - Grog Maestas. Congratulations to the winners. We had some really wonderful ideas and some very unique ones! New in Horror is Stephen King's "The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the New in Romance is Deveraux's "Holly". To attention of a certain Holly enlists the assistance of hand to aid her in her find herself falling for the man, in a holiday romance. New in Suspense is Patterson's "Big Bad onset of his career with Cross is instructed to track band of kidnappers who are people and possibly selling slavery, a case that is corn terrible threat to Cross' and his frustrations with the outdated methods. Also Sandford's "The Han , Calla":. The" book:eorRinues the ...... S". Artist, computer advnt gunsllarl, who ! pofessional criminal with his companions endeavors to reach and hopefully save the Dark Tower, a quest that is challenged by the evil wolves of Thunderclap, who are abducting the children of the residents of a town in the tower's shadow. occasional lover and return to investigate the old friend and hacker Bobby disappearance of his laptop, that contains a host of Bobby's circle of colleagues, including Kidd. PRINTING Is Our THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDEN' J Wouldn't you want it located at the busiest intersection in the Ortonville area? The Value of Keeping it Local The ortonvilleindependent.com deliv- ers what online users crave--news. But not just any news, it's news about our community. No one else on the entire World Wide Web delivers the local news, local sports, local events, local photos, local information and advertising like we do. When people search the web to find out what's happening in the Or- tonville area they look to the Inde- pendent's online edition, ortonvillein- dependent.com Traffic: The Competitive Advantage Because we offer flesh news, our online readers keep coming back and they read an average of four pages of the online edition. The ortonvilleindependent.com is reg- istered on over 200 search engines and updated monthly. Because "we get found", this community that we serve also gets promoted. You too can reach the world by adver- tising locally. Gain the advantage of the Independent's high traffic and loyal readers; advertise your website on our website. 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