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MINUTE-TO-WIN-IT games were held after the annual meeting of the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Friday at the Big Stone Legion. Game emcee Kim Sykora, at left, looks on as Denise Frette took part in the "Junk in the Trunk" game. O nservation I The Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (CPL) will accept a second round of applications for conservation projects starting Feb. 15. Approximately $775.000 remams from the fiscal year 2011 appropriation for the program to be used for projects requesting between grants now ocal groups $5,000 and $125,000. "We're looking for good, small projects that will benefit Minnesota's fish, game and wildlife," said Leslie Tannahill, CPL grant coordinator. "In the first round of fiscal year 2011 applications, we received more appli- cations for larger projects. This round we want to see the smaller ones. This is the perfect opportunity for local groups to get involved." Examples of previously funded projects and their locations can be found on the DNR's website at www.dnr.state.mn.us/grants/habitat/c pl/201 l_info.html. Grants are available to local, regional, state and national organiza- tions and togovernment entities. Projects are eligible in the following categories: Restore or enhance fish and wildlife habitat on lands permanently protected by conservation easements or public ownership Protect land through acquisition of fee title or conservation easements that will be open to public tiunting and fishing during open seasons. A nonstate match of at least 10 per- cent is required for all applications requesting up to $100,000, and at least 15 percent nonstate funds are required for all applications request- ing more than $100,000. All applications must be submitted using the CPL online grant applica- tion system on the CPL website. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 31. Information on CPL grants, includ- ing the FY2011 Request for Proposal and Program Manual, can be found on the CPL webpage atwww.mndnr.gov/grants/habitat/cpl. nu.i mmm Joe Neaton of Watertown was re- state levels. He farms with a son, Other state board members include elected state president of the Minnesota Darin, raising 900 acres of corn and Wagner and Mark Rohr of Bluffton, National Farmers Organization at the soybeans along with 200 cattle, national directors; Doug Suhr of Kas- annual reorganization meeting Jan. 29 Pare Henry Neaton of Watertown son, first district president; Paul at the NFO office in Sauk Centre.was re-elected state secretary. She is a Sobocinski, Wabasso, second district Joe and his wife LuAnn operate 450 sister-in-law to Joe Neaton. She and president; Todd Steeke, Perham, sev- acres of alfalfa, corn and soybeans near her husband Brian also farm near Wa- enth district president; and Steve Ko- Watertown and raise Holstein steers, tertown, ering, Fort Ripley, eighth district They have two sons that separate farm- Bruce Zeidler of Eagle Bend was re- president. Trustees on the board are ing operations and a third son has a elected to his 14th year as state treas- Bob Arndt, Echo; Mark Rohr, Bluffton; maintenance business for horse own- urer. Zeidler and his wife have four and Don Keep, Clitherall. ers. Their daughter Kelly is married children an operate a dairy and crop Minnesota National Farmers mem- -and lives-in Caledonia, WL ......... farm .... bers recently attended their national Leander Wagner of Elko was re- John Zschetzsche of Mountain Lake convention in Kansas City, MO in mid- elected vice president. He is in his 51st was re-appointed public relations di- January. year with NFO and has held a wide va- rector and editor of the Upper Midwest riety of offices at county, district and NFO newsletter. in The Minnesota State Patrol's mes- ger." law is over 10 years old. Fuss was sage to motorists move over. Roeske says motorists need to drive killed by a passing vehicle as he was Troopers are underscoring the impor- at safe speeds for road conditions and conducting a traffic stop on the shoul- tance of the law following a Jan. 17 motorists who are waiting for assis- der of 1-90 in Winona in 2000. crash in which the squad of a state tance off the road should remain in Minnesota's "Move Over" law: trooper was struck while the trooper their vehicles with their seat belts fas- When traveling on a road with two was assisting a motorist on the shoul- tened, or more lanes, you must keep over one der of 1-35W near Forest Lake. Lt. During this winter (Nov. 1, 2010- full lane away from stopped emergency Chris Edstrom suffered minor injuries, present), 22 trooper vehicles have been vehicles with flashing lights activated, "Winter road conditions can lead to hit (compared to 10 during this same including ambulance, fire, law en- an increased number of vehicles going period last winter) and five troopers forcement, maintenance and construc- off the road, and as a result, more were injured (compared to four injured tion vehicles. emergency responders are called on to last winter). During the last five years Reduce speed if you are unable to assist on the shoulder of the road," says (2005-2009), at least 100 trooper vehi- safely move over a lane. Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State cles were hit and 31 troopers were in- Failing to take these actions en- Patrol. "Motorists need to be alert for jured. The State Patrol cited 9,173 dangers personnel who provide critical flashing lights and move over to ensure motorists for Move Over violations and life-saving services. we can do our jobs safely and the peo- during this five year period. ple we are attending to are out of dan- Minnesota's "Ted Fuss Move Over" i Valentine Flowers from KJ's Phone 839-9981 Ortonville, MN HOURS OPEN: Tuesday - Sunday Lounge: 4:30pm Dining: 5:00pm Tues. -Fri.: 11:30am- 1 :OOpm Saturday, Feb. 12, Sunday, Feb. 13 and Monday, Feb. 14 REGULAR WEEKLY SPECIALS AVAILABLE Ask server for details/ Serving Breakfast and Dinner Items! Serving 9:30am to 1 :OOpm 1 dozen Roses, vase & greens - $50.00 el/2 doz - $25.00 Mixed bouquet- $30 Single rose in vase with greens - $6.00 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 6:00 AM TO 2:00 PA/L MON.-FRI. COFFEE AND ROLLS SERVED 2:00 TO 4:00 ~ ".:. " .:~ :. ~?'.~;~:.*::'~"2 ........... * ...................... ...~ .~,.:o ...... ..... ~ -..... *:s ~ ::: ..... Jct. Hwy. 75 & 12 - Ortonville, MN 56278Phone 320-839-2233 Clinton, MN "320-325-5467-Open 7 Days a Week Vernon & Kathy Johnson, Owners HAPPY HOUR Tues.-Fri. 4:30-6:00pm 0 Domestic Beer & Well Drinks Lac Parle Players Presatt Tir ts avaifa6fe at door Adults $7.50 ;?if ];k~i~ ~ii!!:~;!!!,ii 7 ~ :,:: ~: ,:: :: ~ ~:. ~-}%~ ~ -u~i 7;: Ortonville High School Theater Department~Dramatic Literature Class presents 11 // ,H Sunday, Feb. 13 Large roiled served with drawn 99 butter Serving starts at 5:30 PM All specials served with choice of potato, salad and garlic toast? S OZ. girloi. Froiled hrimp 99 tarv wine from en -- " ! Headwaters ]ailhouse Winery HEADWATERS Call early o reserve Y..Our ca..ndlelit dinner! 320-839-2270 Ortonville. MN ~:a, ;~:i:~;i~7;:7-~ii:;7 ffi:i!iL~:%i:: :~ .... ? :,,- * : c =r > 7;':: :,:: .......................... " ............ A by Nathan Hartswick MURDER MYSTERY DESSERT/DINNER THEATER EXPERIENCE New Life Community Baptist Church Gymnasium Dessert Theatre 2:30 PM featuring a dessert buffet TICKETS: $8.00 Dinner Theatre 6:00 PM Meal catered by Bobby Jo ' s TICKETS: Adults - $13.00 Students - $10.00 Tickets may be obtained from drama students or the high school office at 839-6181. PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE PRODUCTION OF UPCOMING THEATER EVENTS. Death by Dessert produced by special arrangement with Brooklyn Publishers, LLC in association with Heuer Publishing, LLC. Card Murder produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.. Englewood~ Colorado. ~~~ ~ /:: -;~ %~::~ Tuesd ay, Feb. 8.2011 INDEPENDENT Page 15