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THE REBOUND FOR THE TROJANS, Landon Franzky, s his Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley competitors, in the game for the Trojan boys this week. 00nservation easements... 00olf in sheep's clothing By Ric Frost, taken from Agri-News a research specialist in !"al Economics. I'm located es, New Mexico. I've been g the Wildlands Project for tears and have attended sever- gs of environmental groups the New Mexico Wilderness a collection of many enviro t are also members of : 2000) where they have ! y stated that conservation ' are the means to their ends. eral of the meetings I've _..,lthe leaders have eXwP)ained Dothers that they are orking e farmers and ranchers to ""-t.eonservation easements in corridors of the Wildlands _.,"e enviros then plan on per, owners of the "conned into implementing habitat in the "conned easements restrict grazing, farming, and logging on the PRIVATE lands. If the owners of these "conned" ease- ments do not voluntarily implement the sought-after habitat restrictions on private lands to the satisfaction of the enviros, then the enviros intend to sue the private land owners and force habitat restrictions on the land owners by litigation. The leaders of the enviro move- ment indicated that the "conned" easement has legal language built in very subtly that will open the way for them to do this. Conservation ease- ments play the rancher directly into the hands of the enviro extremists and their wildlands agenda! If you are not aware of the Wildlands Projects (TWP) and the agenda they have in place, I suggest you visit their website ( Also note the plans on how to use conservation easements to advance the TWP agenda. JlLst-in 60' or more of Christmas Items, Gifts & More! . Checkbooks, Etc. s & Mil 17 styles , Plates. & Glassware 95% of inventory $1 or less -Tools/Hardware Mens Leather Thinsulate Gloves Reg. $39..$10 Everyday & !t (l aatidl=)' -Watches .Jewelry Hair Accessories Pen with Calculator Holiday Pens 8' Of Crafts Kids & Adults -Make Up -Chocolate & While Chocolate Ghirardelli Candy Making cla.-imm WMeNI !  ! -Religious Items Bubble Bath Etc. Eye Glass Repair Kit -Extension Cords. 3 pk Tape 32" Cleaning Supplies -Leggs Pantyhose. Knee Highs. Slippers, Socks (for the whole family) 24' Baby Items -Boc.s (overt 1500) Activity & Craft Kits. Adult and Children -Pet Supplies & Toys / Ortonville news Gag Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Vernon and Bert Longhenry were Sunday evening, Dec. 1st /isitors at the Jerry and Alma Jorgenson's home. Carlene Wittnebel and Doug and Amy and her two grandchildren visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson on Saturday, Nov. 30th. Dale and Eileen Williams came on Monday, Dec. 2nd. Dale and Eileen's four children came on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd for the funeral for Frieda Williams, their grandmother. They all visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Carlene Wittnebel and Wanda Koepke came on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd to take Lizzie Hanson to the funeral of Frieda Williams. Dawn Geottch and Cassy from Sioux Falls came to visit Amanda Jensen on Sunday, Dec. 1st. Alice and Orrin Anderson visited Amanda Jensen on Monday, Dec. 2nd. Twyla Hinneberg visited her son Max and wife Michele in Aurora, CO, which is a suburb of Denver, from Nov. 23rd to Nov. 30th. Viola Zadow of Milbank was a visitor at the Roman Karels's home. Tuesday evening callers at the home of Esther Mullins were Donald and Marjorie Erickson of Chokio. Friday, Nov. 22nd, Donna and Lyle Christensen, Oliver and Betty Christensen of Morris, and Lyla and Les Cin of Dorinelly, were visitors of Esther Mullins. They had dinner at the Hilltop cafe. They then toured the Big Stone County museum and came home. They had coffee and goodies before they left for home. Tuesday, Nov. 26th Luverne Johnson of Appleton paid Esther Mullins a visit. Esther Mullins spent Thanksgiving Day with the Jim Hippie family of Ortonville. Esther had a very enjoyable day. Saturday, Nov. 30th the Coubals had their big Christmas at the County (Cominued from page 1) Liz Auch, Countryside Public Health Administrator gave her quar- terly report, detailing actions benefit- ing Big Stone County including the car seat training, lead study, blood born pathogen training, school sur- veys (tobacco dollars), opportunities for mini-grants for youth risk behav- iors and tobacco, and the web based registry which provides a secure data- base with the immunization history of patients accessible by authorized clin- ics, hospitals, or health services, and patients. ,,Auch suggested that funding i sources are volatile due to state and national legislative issues. "Local tax dollars have stepped to the plate to pay for "community health," said Auch. She also suggested that new funding within the public health field may be in the area of bioterrorism pre- paredness, where public health ser- vices will need to partner with law enforcement and other community resources. Nick Anderson, County Engineer, reported to the County Board that all cities had been notified of the policy regarding utility excavation on county roadways. All cities will be treated uniformly. Anderson also reported on the state of bridge repair funding in conjunc- tion with the dike road bridge. State bridge bonding money has been applied for but Anderson is also putting in a request for federal money, as it will depend on state legislative action to determine the amount of the cost that would fall to Big Stone County. The bridge is 63 years old with the substructure beginning to show signs of deterioration. A new bridge that would meet all safety specifications would costs $1.2 mil- lion. "Construction by 2005 is proba- bly not going to happen, and it may be 2006 or later before we can get the kind of money to make the re-con- struction possible," said Anderson. John Cunningham, Extension Director reported on the Livestock Friendly designation meeting in Willmar. No action was taken by the County Commissioners, but it was noted that no other county has signed up for the designation at this time. Clarkfield City Hall. They exchanged gifts and played games. There were about 60,people there, tlarold and Barb La%on, Gerry and Kenny Leenerts, and Joe and Elaine Coubal were in charge. It was a potluck dinner. While they were there they had a surprise birthday party for the 80th birthday of Donavon Williams of Clarkfield. Joe and Dorothy Coubal also attended that. Monday, Nov. 2nd Lakeside Homemaker's Club had their Christmas party. They exchanged $3.00 gifts and played games. They played Bunko. It was held at Marlyn and Reva Schumacher's. Those in attendance were Phyllis Schluter, Gall Johnson, Idella Ross, Dorothy Mathison, Dorothy and Joe Coubal, Orlend and Irene Mathison, Arlene and Johnny Larson, Betty and Dale Johnson, Marge and Stan Lindholm, and Trudy and Curt Minsink. Wednesday, Dec. 4th Joe and Dorothy Coubal were in Montevideo. They had dinner with Lou and Donna Coubal and Deb Hedin at the Montevideo Courthouse. From there they went to Lou and Donna's and spent the afternoon playing cards. Jack and Elaine Gable and Kevin, Allison, and Benjamin spent Thanksgiving week-end in lowa at Lisa and Walt Ver Meer's. Aijean Svendsgaard spent a few days with her mother Sena Scholberg. She came on Wednesday, Nov. 27th and left Sunday, Dec. 1st. She spent Thanksgiving with Sena. Justin and Birdie Scholberg from Texas and their daughter Barbara of Fargo spent a few hours visiting with Sena Scholberg. Phyllis S, chluter attended the potluck at the Big Stone Senior Center on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd. She enjoyed bingo and the friendship. St. John's choir sang at Eidskog Church Sunday night, Dec. 1st. They enjoyed the music and the lunch. Agassiz-Odessa mutual funds for scholarship Agassiz and Odessa Mutual Insurance Company of Odessa, has college scholarship funds available for high school seniors in west central Minnesota who will be graduating in 2003. To receive an application students should send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Agassiz & Odessa Mutual Insurance Company, PO Box 98, Odessa, MN 56276-0098 The student's parent(s) must have an insurance policy in force with Agassiz & Odessa Mutual Insurance CoCnpany at the time of the scholarship application. All applications must be received in the Company office in Odessa by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003. Applications received after this time will not be considered. 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