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:nt want ads & Crafts STONEWARE HOLI- Nov. 8-Dec. 23, 10 every day except Sunday. every two weeks until Dawson, 6 miles 212, 2 miles north on 41-6* Memoriam IN MEMORIAM FINAL HOME the meeting between our mother Olive one year ago Dec. 10th. Was waiting at the gates of al as he beckoned home. Listening for her )s and smiling at her arrived. daughter, welcome to Many whom you loved are already here you. You will no longer there is no suffering here, and joy. You will no pain and turmoil for here there is only love. ,ot remember the stress and of everyday life for here peace. You will not sadness, for here there is ;which overcomes all things. home my daughter. JOS We miss you Mom, Everne and Ruth Danielson,. and Gaylord Weeding, Swenson, Carolyn and Don Verheul IN MEMORIAM Memory of "Gus" have passed now and God for all the good s we have of Gus. Memories after the veil of tears is remember him with a big of hand and a "Hi, how Nature tells us nothing ever it is just a detour along we are together again Sadly missed by Mary, Lynne and Keith, Loft and Steve, Lisa and Rick, Chad and Carol Cards of thanks IIIII CARD OF THANKS We want to thank everyone who came to our open house and for all the cards, gifts and phone calls. A special thank you to our daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren for hosting the party, for all the good entertainment and thanks to all who helped do the serving. It was very nice. We love you all for making our 40th a very memorable day. God's Blessings to each of you. 46-1 Louie and Shirley Voeltz CARD OF THANKS I wish to thank Sioux Valley and Ortonville Hospital staff for the won- derful care while being a patient there. Also to the many churches and prayer groups for their prayers, for the many get well cards, plants, bou- quets, gifts and food brought to my home. And I want to thank my family for their love and support and staying with me. Have a Blessed Holiday Season. 46-1 Selma Felton Extension Jean Kvols, County Extension Educator A VISIT TO ST. NICK Most malls or department stores offer children the opportunity to visit with a Santa "look-alike" to let him know about their secret gift wishes. Stores are not completely altruistic in this offering. Most entice parents with the offer of a special holiday photo of their child with Santa. Some now even sell videotapes of the child's conversation with Santa. Most parents and other adults enjoy the image or thought of a child sharing their holiday wishes with Santa. Some actively cultivate their child's belief in Santa to the point that older children, ten- and eleven-year olds, pretend to believe in Santa so as not to disappoint the mother and father. Unfortunately, few adults think about the visit to Santa from the perspective of their child. In the comfort and security of their own home, most children think positively about the Santa figure. They have been told that he is a benevolent spirit who is responsible for many of the gifts they will receive. What is not to like about a stranger who is willing to stay up late at night so he can leave you gifts? Santas on television and in print are not threatening. After all, you can turn the page or use the remote to remove them. Santas in person are something - RETIRING FROM FARMING? If you are age 55 or older and meet our income guidelines, we may be able to help you find part or full time employment. We can help with resume writing and classroom training as welll Contact Hllde at (320) 855-2440 EOE ' I'M SPENDING CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS THIS YEAR I see the countless Christmas trees, Around the world below With tiny lights, like.heaven's stars Reflecting on the snow. The sight is so spectacular, Please wipe away that tear For I'm spending Christmas With Jesus Christ this year. I hear the many Christmas songs That people hold so dear, But the sounds of music can't compare With the Christmas choir up here. For I have no words to tell you, The joy their voices bring, For it is beyond description To hear an angel sing. I can't tell you of the splendor Or the peace here in the place Can you just imagine Christmas With our Savior face to face? 1'!1 ask him to light your spirit, As I tell Him of your love, So then pray for one another As you lift your eyes above. Please let your hearts be joyful, And let your spirit sing. For I'm spending Christmas in Heaven, And I'm walking with King! Merry Christmas Ben. We miss you so much. All our love and hugs, Your loving family, DeLores lnderieden, Jan and Maria Haertel, Deb and Tom Scholberg i i very different. If you decide to take your child to visit Santa, it is a good idea to observe other children making their holiday pilgrimage. This "pre" trip lets a parent describe to a child exactly what carl be expected to happen. A verbal description can be followed with a no- pressure visit to watch other children talking to Santa. A child can scope out the situation, ask questions, and make a decision about whether it looks like fun to sit on the bearded-one's knee. This will provide cues about what children find scary. A final step is to get a decision from the child about what she would do, and then make plans for her own visit. This may seem like a lot of work for something that many children think of as normal. Children, like their parents, are under some stress during the holidays and do not need stress increased by being confronted by a scary man in odd clothing in a hectic atmosphere, Santa does not seem like a benevolent figure to a child who is screaming, crying and throwing a tantrum at his feet. Not all Santas are created equal. Some understand very well the importance of their holiday performance. They take their role very seriously, planning their costumes and organizing their real lives around their shopping center duties. The best Santas are those who respect and enjoy children. They know how to respond to children of different ages and put them at ease. A good Santa will not let a parent force a hild to talk to him. He recognizes that a child who is not ready this year may be more willing next year, if not forced. Dates To Remember: December 23 - Courthouse will close at 1:30 p.m. for Christmas holiday - regular hours will resume on December 27th. Merry Christmas, everyonet December 28 - 4-H Standing meetings: Achievement Committee (5:00 p.m.); Promotional Committee (5:30 p.m.); Projects Unlimited (6:00p.m.); Livestock Committee (7:00 p.m.) December 31 - Courthouse closed for New Year's. Happy New Yeart!!t $ TA TE WIDE Minnesota Classified Advertising NETWORK $OVERDUE BILLS$111 Consolidate debtsl Cut monthly pay- Become debt free. No 800/863-9006, ext. 878. LESS THAN PERFECT CREDIT? nsokbdnt Cal Chase Man- the nancial relief you need CAMERA OR TV w/Pumhase of Wolff Units. Color 18001842-1310. $0 DOWN, EZ FINANCING. II, 400 mhz Computer , Loaded. Bad Credit OK. 800/274-8183, 24 A COMPUTER?? BUT NO CASH?? Technology will finance with "0" Past credit problems, no prob- toll free 888/381-5981. SALE BUYERS: )r, Save $1000 to Pdces starts at $1995. FREE rice list 800/869-0406. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BE YOUR OWN BOSS! International Company Expanding. Set your own schedulel Part time from $500-1500. Full time from $2000-6000. Call 800/649- 0204. HELP WANTED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE SAWMILL $3795 Saws logs Into boards, planks, beams. Large capacity. Best sawmill values any- where. Free information. Norwood Saw- mills, 252 Sonwil Drive, #252. Buffalo, NY 14225. 800/578-1363. EMPLOYMENT PAID TRAINING START YOUR OWN BUSlNESSll Learn a valuable skill with generous pay. Manyopeningsforvarloustrainses. H.S. Sat your own schedule. Control your own income. Sell from your home, at work, diploma grads, ages 17-34. For local through fundralsers. Be an Avon Repre- Interview, call 800/247-0507. sentative. Call 888/942-4053. 12 LICENSED ELECTRICIANS DRIVERS WANTED NEEDED. DRIVERS... Mourhead Electric needs electricians for industrial work in SE ND. Working 60 hr/ Swift Transportation. Ask about sign-on wk-averege gross pay $1,433.00. Call bonusl 15 day CDL training available. Great pay & benefits, assigned equip- 218/236-9233for appl,cation, ment, rider programs. 877/232-2385. ............... (eoe/m-f) CABLE TV, TELEPHONE, HIGH-SPEED INTERNET. Sales reps, installers and auditors needed. Career opportunities in Minne- apolis, Portland, California and Florida. Orion Communications. 888/334-4636 or 612/249-0541. THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY CHILD, Personalized story books, $14.95. For information, send SASE to: Bruce Buntjer, 1021 N. Garden #307, New Ulm, MN 56073, or go to http://www.bbcsbbcs.com ONE CALL. ONE ORDER. ONE BILL Minnesota Newspaper Association's advertising service can place your dis- played in any or all of our 29 daily and 34Oweekly newspapers. Call MNA at (612)332-8844 for more information. DRIVERS: DO YOU WANT GUARANTEED HOME TIME? It's yours by calling: 800/328-2218. SMITHWAY MOTOR XPRESS. Earnings up to 39 cents a mile. COMPLETE BEN- EFIT PACKAGEI www.smxc.com DRIVERS/CDL NEW CONTRACT! Lease a condo, payment @ 275 with full service maintenance agreement, no credit check, no $$$ down, free reefer fuel. 72% contract. 800/446-4782. Students welcomel STEEL BUILDINGS. STEEL BUILDINGS Sale: 5,000+ sizes. 40x60x14, $8,236; 50x75x14, $11,003; 50x100x16, $14,551; 60x100x16, $16,174. Mini-storage buildings, 40x160, 32 units, $15,534. Free brochures, www.senttnelbuiidings.com Sentinel Buildings, 800/327-0790, Extension 79. i Extension Carrie Olson, County Extension Educator NOTICING SANTA You might notice him on street comers or in the shopping malls. Eventually children notice that Santa Claus comes in a lot of sizes, shapes and a 'I/y also hear stories from friends p a few clues as to the "real" Santa. At some point, parents are going to hear that inevitable question: "Is there a Santa Claus?" Parents of children who still believe in Santa may question whether it is harmful for their children to believe in someone isn real. 'l'here is little reason to believe that children will lose faith in you when the truth comes out," says Helen Danielson, child develolxnent specialist with the North Dakota State University Extension Service. "Millions of adults believed in that wonderful myth for as long as they could and still have a wm'm spot in their hearts for the mythical figure of Chrislmas." Children will eventually learn what most adults already know: there is magician becoming part of the plot that trinssjoy to oxs. Daniclson says understanding the stages of development in children will help decide what they are ready to know. Family Information Services offers the following as gt=lelines: -Until age 2, Christmas means very little to children. That brightly dressed man with the huge beard is apt to be fearsome. -Two-yenr-olds center their attention on the tree and presents that are dx. - They can have a part in decorating the tree and even touch ornaments with supervision. They are too young to plug in lights or understand about precious omaments. -Three-year-olds show mild interest in Santa and recognize that he brings toys. They are pleased with their toys, but are mostly excited with the party atmosptme in the home. -When children reach age 4, they are more into the celebration of Santa, the reindeer and all the details of the story. " icy become interested in the story of i sus, but it s not unusual for them to confuse the two stories. -The magic comes at age 5. The real enjoyment of Santa, the lights and decorations, and music blend into an enormous experience of wonderful joy. Rve-year-olds are practical, too. Letters to Santa will be dictated and mailed, and gifts for others become important. -Six-year-olds respond in much the same way, but then begin to bear other things. Many children fiercely deny all suspicion. With a lively imagination they cm describe Mrs. Santa and the elves, the North Pole and the workshops. Some children are more down to earth and will question parents soorer, Danieison, says. They are probably ready tO be brl/ig joy to family memhers. Even then most children have to confront the idea several limes. Few children believe Santa is not real the first tirne they hear it. "Most children are not harmed by believing; they gradually come to realize that Santa is a myth," she says. "And as they grow older, children develop a full appreciation of what Christmas is." "Happy Holidays and remember to enjoy the spirit of Chfistmrts. Source: Amy Rager, Extension Educator, Minnesota River Ouster. Love Lights A Tree As the Christmas season progresses, the lights on the American Cancer Society's tree on the Big Stone County Museum lawn reminds us of the special people in our lives. Some of these peo- ple have won the battle against cancer, some have not. However, your gifts to the American Cancer Society, in memo- ry of these people continue to make it possible for more research, more educa- tion and more service in this fight against cancer. I,IGH ATREE Gifts may be sent to: Ruth Donais (317 Dyer Street, Ortonville, MN 56278), Audrey Wellendorf (R1 Box 219, Ortonville, MN) or left at Minnwest Bank, Ortonville, MN The following donations have been made to the Love Lights A Tree program for Christmas tree lights in honor/memory of: Given in memory of Ronald Scott from Lori Walsh; In memory of Amanda Tobin from Isabel Tobin; In memory of Gary Christensen from Rose Christensen; In memory of Bert Henningson, Sr. and Bert Henningson, Jr. from Ailys Henningson; In memory of Robert and Vincent Fridgen from Fran Fridgen; In memory of Peter and Helen Fridgen from Fran Fridgen; In memory of deceased family members from Don and Arvene VanHout; In memory of James Rabe from Donna Rabe; In memory of Karen St. Clair and Elsie Swigerd from Bruce and Evelyn Swigerd; In Memory of Grandma Evelyn Fuller from Phil and Penny Schneider; In memory of Jean Nelson from Bob and Marie Fuller; 2 lights in memory of Glen and Caroline Sandberg from Bob and Marie Fuller; In memory of Lois Williams from Don Williams; In memory of Jim Eckberg from Arlene Eckberg; In memory of Edwin H. Johnson from Dorothy Johnson; 2 lights in memory of our parents and brothers from Milferd and Darlene Salverson; In memory of Robert Ronglien from Joan Ronglien; 2 lights in memory of Rosemary Morgan Harne, William Ronald Morgan, Robert John Morgan, Joseph Math|as Morgan from Pat O'Neill; In mem- ory of Amanda Tobin from Tom, Paula and Jennifer Tobin; In memory of Mason and Tahib Nash from Mark and Terry Block; In memory of Scott and Kathy Jo Krogsrud from Mark and Terry Block; In memory of Karin Bender from Mark and Terry Block; In memory of CLiff Brehmer from Ardis Brehmer; In memory of Eileen Haynes from Virginia Karels; In memory of Jonie Stotesbery from Tim and Jody Kottke; In memory of Robert Ronglien from Glen and Marilyn Ketchum; In memory of Karin Bender from Glen and Mar|lye Ketchum; In memory of Willard Karels from Glen and Mar|lye Ketchum; In memory of Charlie Walker from Glen and Mar|lye Ketchum; In memory of Tucker Thomas from Glen and Marilyn Ketchum; In memory of DeWayne Ross from Idella Ross; A donation has been made to the Love Lights A Tree Program from the Whist Marathon Club. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT ]_American Cancer Soedety | T e.t Prlnt*tlinformttlo | | Enclosed Is mylllft ors mtde pmptble to  American ncer Sc,:let, thtt I i wlll help light s Xolldly'h'ee In hOnOr ofomeone SpIsl to me. | I I | FROM: (Phme prlnO t I I | IM PHONE # ....... | I I I crr,' " , ........ sr^r ,_ z,, .... . ,1 I 13 IXHONOROF E] IXMmORYOP I I I I  I t I I I I I | I ould like =n acknowledgment gift card sent to: | I I 13 MYHONOREE 13 HONOREE'$F^MILY | I I | ^DORE .. ^PT. I I md e In epend nt Ads I'" ' =^,E =P , I I | PIS sl the gift card Is follo: ......... ! I Get Noticed. Ill' | Ify0u hlve more thln one person ymi'd like to honor, lust send I Ill (You re rea, dlng this one 111 l iIIthetbowlnfo;mattononlseptrmesheet foreschhonoRe. 1 aren t you?) III .,m, ................................ a safe and happy -PRO R E holiday from OVE :O 00LISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE 2nd St., Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Phone (320) 839-2255 Dec. 14,1999 00INDEPENDENT Page 7b , :nt want ads & Crafts STONEWARE HOLI- Nov. 8-Dec. 23, 10 every day except Sunday. every two weeks until Dawson, 6 miles 212, 2 miles north on 41-6* Memoriam IN MEMORIAM FINAL HOME the meeting between our mother Olive one year ago Dec. 10th. Was waiting at the gates of al as he beckoned home. Listening for her )s and smiling at her arrived. daughter, welcome to Many whom you loved are already here you. You will no longer there is no suffering here, and joy. You will no pain and turmoil for here there is only love. ,ot remember the stress and of everyday life for here peace. You will not sadness, for here there is ;which overcomes all things. home my daughter. JOS We miss you Mom, Everne and Ruth Danielson,. and Gaylord Weeding, Swenson, Carolyn and Don Verheul IN MEMORIAM Memory of "Gus" have passed now and God for all the good s we have of Gus. Memories after the veil of tears is remember him with a big of hand and a "Hi, how Nature tells us nothing ever it is just a detour along we are together again Sadly missed by Mary, Lynne and Keith, Loft and Steve, Lisa and Rick, Chad and Carol Cards of thanks IIIII CARD OF THANKS We want to thank everyone who came to our open house and for all the cards, gifts and phone calls. A special thank you to our daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren for hosting the party, for all the good entertainment and thanks to all who helped do the serving. It was very nice. We love you all for making our 40th a very memorable day. God's Blessings to each of you. 46-1 Louie and Shirley Voeltz CARD OF THANKS I wish to thank Sioux Valley and Ortonville Hospital staff for the won- derful care while being a patient there. Also to the many churches and prayer groups for their prayers, for the many get well cards, plants, bou- quets, gifts and food brought to my home. And I want to thank my family for their love and support and staying with me. Have a Blessed Holiday Season. 46-1 Selma Felton Extension Jean Kvols, County Extension Educator A VISIT TO ST. NICK Most malls or department stores offer children the opportunity to visit with a Santa "look-alike" to let him know about their secret gift wishes. Stores are not completely altruistic in this offering. Most entice parents with the offer of a special holiday photo of their child with Santa. Some now even sell videotapes of the child's conversation with Santa. Most parents and other adults enjoy the image or thought of a child sharing their holiday wishes with Santa. Some actively cultivate their child's belief in Santa to the point that older children, ten- and eleven-year olds, pretend to believe in Santa so as not to disappoint the mother and father. Unfortunately, few adults think about the visit to Santa from the perspective of their child. In the comfort and security of their own home, most children think positively about the Santa figure. They have been told that he is a benevolent spirit who is responsible for many of the gifts they will receive. What is not to like about a stranger who is willing to stay up late at night so he can leave you gifts? Santas on television and in print are not threatening. After all, you can turn the page or use the remote to remove them. Santas in person are something - RETIRING FROM FARMING? If you are age 55 or older and meet our income guidelines, we may be able to help you find part or full time employment. We can help with resume writing and classroom training as welll Contact Hllde at (320) 855-2440 EOE ' I'M SPENDING CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS THIS YEAR I see the countless Christmas trees, Around the world below With tiny lights, like.heaven's stars Reflecting on the snow. The sight is so spectacular, Please wipe away that tear For I'm spending Christmas With Jesus Christ this year. I hear the many Christmas songs That people hold so dear, But the sounds of music can't compare With the Christmas choir up here. For I have no words to tell you, The joy their voices bring, For it is beyond description To hear an angel sing. I can't tell you of the splendor Or the peace here in the place Can you just imagine Christmas With our Savior face to face? 1'!1 ask him to light your spirit, As I tell Him of your love, So then pray for one another As you lift your eyes above. Please let your hearts be joyful, And let your spirit sing. For I'm spending Christmas in Heaven, And I'm walking with King! Merry Christmas Ben. We miss you so much. All our love and hugs, Your loving family, DeLores lnderieden, Jan and Maria Haertel, Deb and Tom Scholberg i i very different. If you decide to take your child to visit Santa, it is a good idea to observe other children making their holiday pilgrimage. This "pre" trip lets a parent describe to a child exactly what carl be expected to happen. A verbal description can be followed with a no- pressure visit to watch other children talking to Santa. A child can scope out the situation, ask questions, and make a decision about whether it looks like fun to sit on the bearded-one's knee. This will provide cues about what children find scary. A final step is to get a decision from the child about what she would do, and then make plans for her own visit. This may seem like a lot of work for something that many children think of as normal. Children, like their parents, are under some stress during the holidays and do not need stress increased by being confronted by a scary man in odd clothing in a hectic atmosphere, Santa does not seem like a benevolent figure to a child who is screaming, crying and throwing a tantrum at his feet. Not all Santas are created equal. Some understand very well the importance of their holiday performance. They take their role very seriously, planning their costumes and organizing their real lives around their shopping center duties. The best Santas are those who respect and enjoy children. They know how to respond to children of different ages and put them at ease. A good Santa will not let a parent force a hild to talk to him. He recognizes that a child who is not ready this year may be more willing next year, if not forced. Dates To Remember: December 23 - Courthouse will close at 1:30 p.m. for Christmas holiday - regular hours will resume on December 27th. Merry Christmas, everyonet December 28 - 4-H Standing meetings: Achievement Committee (5:00 p.m.); Promotional Committee (5:30 p.m.); Projects Unlimited (6:00p.m.); Livestock Committee (7:00 p.m.) December 31 - Courthouse closed for New Year's. Happy New Yeart!!t $ TA TE WIDE Minnesota Classified Advertising NETWORK $OVERDUE BILLS$111 Consolidate debtsl Cut monthly pay- Become debt free. No 800/863-9006, ext. 878. LESS THAN PERFECT CREDIT? nsokbdnt Cal Chase Man- the nancial relief you need CAMERA OR TV w/Pumhase of Wolff Units. Color 18001842-1310. $0 DOWN, EZ FINANCING. II, 400 mhz Computer , Loaded. Bad Credit OK. 800/274-8183, 24 A COMPUTER?? BUT NO CASH?? Technology will finance with "0" Past credit problems, no prob- toll free 888/381-5981. SALE BUYERS: )r, Save $1000 to Pdces starts at $1995. FREE rice list 800/869-0406. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BE YOUR OWN BOSS! International Company Expanding. Set your own schedulel Part time from $500-1500. Full time from $2000-6000. Call 800/649- 0204. HELP WANTED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE SAWMILL $3795 Saws logs Into boards, planks, beams. Large capacity. Best sawmill values any- where. Free information. Norwood Saw- mills, 252 Sonwil Drive, #252. Buffalo, NY 14225. 800/578-1363. EMPLOYMENT PAID TRAINING START YOUR OWN BUSlNESSll Learn a valuable skill with generous pay. Manyopeningsforvarloustrainses. H.S. Sat your own schedule. Control your own income. Sell from your home, at work, diploma grads, ages 17-34. For local through fundralsers. Be an Avon Repre- Interview, call 800/247-0507. sentative. Call 888/942-4053. 12 LICENSED ELECTRICIANS DRIVERS WANTED NEEDED. DRIVERS... Mourhead Electric needs electricians for industrial work in SE ND. Working 60 hr/ Swift Transportation. Ask about sign-on wk-averege gross pay $1,433.00. Call bonusl 15 day CDL training available. Great pay & benefits, assigned equip- 218/236-9233for appl,cation, ment, rider programs. 877/232-2385. ............... (eoe/m-f) CABLE TV, TELEPHONE, HIGH-SPEED INTERNET. Sales reps, installers and auditors needed. Career opportunities in Minne- apolis, Portland, California and Florida. Orion Communications. 888/334-4636 or 612/249-0541. THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY CHILD, Personalized story books, $14.95. For information, send SASE to: Bruce Buntjer, 1021 N. Garden #307, New Ulm, MN 56073, or go to http://www.bbcsbbcs.com ONE CALL. ONE ORDER. ONE BILL Minnesota Newspaper Association's advertising service can place your dis- played in any or all of our 29 daily and 34Oweekly newspapers. Call MNA at (612)332-8844 for more information. DRIVERS: DO YOU WANT GUARANTEED HOME TIME? It's yours by calling: 800/328-2218. SMITHWAY MOTOR XPRESS. Earnings up to 39 cents a mile. COMPLETE BEN- EFIT PACKAGEI www.smxc.com DRIVERS/CDL NEW CONTRACT! Lease a condo, payment @ 275 with full service maintenance agreement, no credit check, no $$$ down, free reefer fuel. 72% contract. 800/446-4782. Students welcomel STEEL BUILDINGS. STEEL BUILDINGS Sale: 5,000+ sizes. 40x60x14, $8,236; 50x75x14, $11,003; 50x100x16, $14,551; 60x100x16, $16,174. Mini-storage buildings, 40x160, 32 units, $15,534. Free brochures, www.senttnelbuiidings.com Sentinel Buildings, 800/327-0790, Extension 79. i Extension Carrie Olson, County Extension Educator NOTICING SANTA You might notice him on street comers or in the shopping malls. Eventually children notice that Santa Claus comes in a lot of sizes, shapes and a 'I/y also hear stories from friends p a few clues as to the "real" Santa. At some point, parents are going to hear that inevitable question: "Is there a Santa Claus?" Parents of children who still believe in Santa may question whether it is harmful for their children to believe in someone isn real. 'l'here is little reason to believe that children will lose faith in you when the truth comes out," says Helen Danielson, child develolxnent specialist with the North Dakota State University Extension Service. "Millions of adults believed in that wonderful myth for as long as they could and still have a wm'm spot in their hearts for the mythical figure of Chrislmas." Children will eventually learn what most adults already know: there is magician becoming part of the plot that trinssjoy to oxs. Daniclson says understanding the stages of development in children will help decide what they are ready to know. Family Information Services offers the following as gt=lelines: -Until age 2, Christmas means very little to children. That brightly dressed man with the huge beard is apt to be fearsome. -Two-yenr-olds center their attention on the tree and presents that are dx. - They can have a part in decorating the tree and even touch ornaments with supervision. They are too young to plug in lights or understand about precious omaments. -Three-year-olds show mild interest in Santa and recognize that he brings toys. They are pleased with their toys, but are mostly excited with the party atmosptme in the home. -When children reach age 4, they are more into the celebration of Santa, the reindeer and all the details of the story. " icy become interested in the story of i sus, but it s not unusual for them to confuse the two stories. -The magic comes at age 5. The real enjoyment of Santa, the lights and decorations, and music blend into an enormous experience of wonderful joy. Rve-year-olds are practical, too. Letters to Santa will be dictated and mailed, and gifts for others become important. -Six-year-olds respond in much the same way, but then begin to bear other things. Many children fiercely deny all suspicion. With a lively imagination they cm describe Mrs. Santa and the elves, the North Pole and the workshops. Some children are more down to earth and will question parents soorer, Danieison, says. They are probably ready tO be brl/ig joy to family memhers. Even then most children have to confront the idea several limes. Few children believe Santa is not real the first tirne they hear it. "Most children are not harmed by believing; they gradually come to realize that Santa is a myth," she says. "And as they grow older, children develop a full appreciation of what Christmas is." "Happy Holidays and remember to enjoy the spirit of Chfistmrts. Source: Amy Rager, Extension Educator, Minnesota River Ouster. Love Lights A Tree As the Christmas season progresses, the lights on the American Cancer Society's tree on the Big Stone County Museum lawn reminds us of the special people in our lives. Some of these peo- ple have won the battle against cancer, some have not. However, your gifts to the American Cancer Society, in memo- ry of these people continue to make it possible for more research, more educa- tion and more service in this fight against cancer. I,IGH ATREE Gifts may be sent to: Ruth Donais (317 Dyer Street, Ortonville, MN 56278), Audrey Wellendorf (R1 Box 219, Ortonville, MN) or left at Minnwest Bank, Ortonville, MN The following donations have been made to the Love Lights A Tree program for Christmas tree lights in honor/memory of: Given in memory of Ronald Scott from Lori Walsh; In memory of Amanda Tobin from Isabel Tobin; In memory of Gary Christensen from Rose Christensen; In memory of Bert Henningson, Sr. and Bert Henningson, Jr. from Ailys Henningson; In memory of Robert and Vincent Fridgen from Fran Fridgen; In memory of Peter and Helen Fridgen from Fran Fridgen; In memory of deceased family members from Don and Arvene VanHout; In memory of James Rabe from Donna Rabe; In memory of Karen St. Clair and Elsie Swigerd from Bruce and Evelyn Swigerd; In Memory of Grandma Evelyn Fuller from Phil and Penny Schneider; In memory of Jean Nelson from Bob and Marie Fuller; 2 lights in memory of Glen and Caroline Sandberg from Bob and Marie Fuller; In memory of Lois Williams from Don Williams; In memory of Jim Eckberg from Arlene Eckberg; In memory of Edwin H. Johnson from Dorothy Johnson; 2 lights in memory of our parents and brothers from Milferd and Darlene Salverson; In memory of Robert Ronglien from Joan Ronglien; 2 lights in memory of Rosemary Morgan Harne, William Ronald Morgan, Robert John Morgan, Joseph Math|as Morgan from Pat O'Neill; In mem- ory of Amanda Tobin from Tom, Paula and Jennifer Tobin; In memory of Mason and Tahib Nash from Mark and Terry Block; In memory of Scott and Kathy Jo Krogsrud from Mark and Terry Block; In memory of Karin Bender from Mark and Terry Block; In memory of CLiff Brehmer from Ardis Brehmer; In memory of Eileen Haynes from Virginia Karels; In memory of Jonie Stotesbery from Tim and Jody Kottke; In memory of Robert Ronglien from Glen and Marilyn Ketchum; In memory of Karin Bender from Glen and Mar|lye Ketchum; In memory of Willard Karels from Glen and Mar|lye Ketchum; In memory of Charlie Walker from Glen and Mar|lye Ketchum; In memory of Tucker Thomas from Glen and Marilyn Ketchum; In memory of DeWayne Ross from Idella Ross; A donation has been made to the Love Lights A Tree Program from the Whist Marathon Club. 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