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December 15, 1998

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]1  % WHOPPERS! That's what you see in the photo, Cooper standing by. The biggest one weighs 107 the smaller one 87 pounds. They were grown on the land of of Ortonville. The Carolina Cross seeds were given to John Dave Hasslen, Ortonville. | I I SHOP ORTONVILLE FOR CHRISTMAS LET SANTA GALS HELP I YOU SHOP FOR THE. HOLIDAYS ",.. %..__._f Watch for Them" on the Streets as-They Pass, Out Candy & Spread Christmas Cheer. I II to spend holiday in Japan area Schumacher is one of more than 65,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who are serving our country separated from their families and loved ones this holiday period. Scbumacher is working abroad to preserve peace as part of our nation's forward defense forces. The U.S. Seventh Fleet is the largest of the forward-deployed US. fleets. The fleet's operating area in. the Western and Southern Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf covers 52 million square miles. The 1993 graduate of OHS joined the Navy in Dec. 1995. / most Americans are the holiday season at with family, Navy Petty 3rd Class Joel J. son of Marlyn L. and Schumacher of rural is scheduled to spend the forward deployed to Japan, while serving on Commander, Seventh Grams to ag secretary: compensate farmers for loss caused by USDA decision U.S. Senator Rod Grams today sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, asking him to restore revenue lost by Minnesota's farmers due to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision last month to decrease corn and soybean, market differentials by five cents per bushel. Although the USDA has restored the five cent per bushel market differentials, it failed to compensate farmers for lost revenue due to its earlier decision. "I commend you for your decision to restore the five cent per bushel mar- ket differentials for corn and soy- beans. As you know, this had a direct impact on Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs) and cost Minnesota farmers thousands of dollars. It is important that you complete the cycle by restor- ing payments to producers who lost revenue during its implementation," wrote Grams. Grams had written Glickman on Oct. 29, asking him to retroactively restore the five cent differential. Unfortunately, when the USDA decid- ed to restore the five cent differential earlier this month, it failed to restore the payments retroactively. "As stated in my letter dated Oct. 29, you must also address the issue of retroactively restoring this payment to producers who have been inadvertent- ly and adversely affected by this deci- sion. Some within the USDA have questioned the legality of such a move, yet I have not been provided with a clear rationale or legal statue which would prohibit you from restor- ing these payments," wrote Grams. "Minnesota's farmers have been working hard to understand the com- plexities of this much needed manage- ment tool. By restoring the methodol- ogy, you have restored some of their faith in the LDP program. Since the adjustment was made in the middle of the harvest season, rather than follow- ing its completion, it is only proper that the USDA restore the revenue lost to farmers through no fault of their own. The initial decision was done without prior announcement to pro- ducers of Farm Service Agency offices and the process of making the system whole again must be complet- ed immediately," concluded Grams. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! Left to right, in back, are Bey Prior, Barb Iverson, Pat Sester and Dr. Ronn McDaniel, seated in front. Stop and visit with OUt" Coffee and co "" will be servel, tes Dr. Ronn McDaniel OPTOMETRIST 128 NW 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 Ph. 320-839-3413 HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm,  Thurs, 8am-8pm, Sat. 9am-12noon Your Eye Care Team o Oven SuteCleanrM Dishwasher imrwit ii,!!: Great Gifts Specially Priced Nowl It6G1 Locations You RATION 2rid Street Orlonville. Phone 839-3882 3z ah Avenue Miso. phone s98-aaa4 COME CELEBRATE WITH US! SUNDAY, DEC. 20 10:45 a.m. Worship Children's Program THURSDAY, DEC. 24 CHRISTMAS EVE Traditional Candlelight Service 11:00 P.M. Ortonville CO ;REG 00,TIONAL NITED HI RCH OF CHRI 4 SE Third Street Orlonville, MN 56278 Enjoy Downtown Ortonutlle's Turn-of-the-Century Atmosphere ENJOY A CARRIAGE RIDE ON ORTONVILLE'S MAIN STREET THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1:00 TO 4:00 P.M. )0 SCRIPT MONEY DRAWINGS Drawings for $500 each ~ 2 Drawings for $1000 each ~ Final drawing to be held at 3:06 P.M. this Saturday, December 19th "ST. NICHOLAS DAY Saturday, Dec. 19-  to 4 p m Top floor of Ortonvilie Senior Citizen Center STORES WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 8:00 P.M. Monday thru Fridays beginning Mon., Dec. 14th SANTA 3A ,S" Strolling the streets to assist you ar spre g good cheer.