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" l "'...Think About These Things" by Rev. Wilfred C. Hansen KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonviile Thomas Wood, Presiding Overseer 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 CorreH) (320) 596-2300 Rev. Timothy J. Blackman, Pastor Sunday: Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship at 10:45 a.m. 2nd & 4th Sundays: 1 p.m. Praise Service. 2nd & 4th Thursdays: 7:30 p.m. Bible Study. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Alban Township (Missouri Synod) Rev. Robert Behling, Pastor Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Church Service; 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD Pastor: Fr. Ray Otto, OSB - 605/432-4623 Administrator # 605/862-8319 Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. ***** ASSEMBLY OF GOD $10 Burdick, Ortonville Phone 839-3021 Tom Wemer, Pastor Wed: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN Marietta Steve Olson, Pastor Sun: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School. ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN Nassau Steve Olson Sun: 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of CorreH in A_00hot00 Tawn0000 " : (507)I13 Sat: 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School; 11:00 a.m. Worship. Sun: 6:00 a.m. WCCO Ch. 5 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 LAIrER 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 Mabunk, 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. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonville Daniel L. Hermanson, Pastor Tues: 7 a.m Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love. Wed: 7 a.m. 8th & 9th gr. Confirmation; 10 a.m. Staff; No Children's Choir; 7 p.m. Sr. Choir Caroling. Thurs: 12 noon Brown Bag. Fri: 1:30 p.m. Northridge. Sat: 9:30 a.m. SS Christmas Program Practice. Sun: 8:15 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. SS, Adult Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. SS Christmas Program "A Capital C.H.R.LS.T.M.A.S'; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast. TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD R. Karl Watldns, Pastor Thurs., Dec. 17:5 p.m. B-Club Potluck Supper. Making popcorn balls and filling goodies bags for Sunday School.. Sunday, Dec. 20:9:30 a,m. Children's Sunday School Christmas Program; 10:30 a.m. Refreshments being served. Mon., Dec. 21:9:30 a.m. Sewing; 12 p.m. Bible Study. Brown bag lunch. ST. JOHN'S, ST. JOSEPH'S & ST. JAMES' Ortonville, Rosen, Nassau Father Robert Goblirsch ST. JOHN'S - ORTONVILLE Wed., Dec. 16:7:30 a.m. Rosary; May the mystery of faith unfold to protect and provide your family with peace. i These Weekly Church Notices00 Courtesy the following firms Come and Worship TIIE LORD Enjoy the Fellowship Tom's Service, Odessa, MN PRO AUTO We Build "Ibys for the Bg Boys. Ortonville, MN . (320) 839-2911 - .J.IONEY ELLINGSON'S INC. ODESSA, MN 56276 BIG STONE COOPERATIVE Clinton Ortonville. Milbank 1-800-325-1132 or (320) 325-S466 THOLE DISTRIBUTING ORTONVILLE Ortonville .- Independent CLINTON CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION Ron Schlimme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 Clinton State Bank THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS 1 CLINTON 9:30 a.m. Mass - Northridge; 3:15- 4:30 K-5 RE; 6 p.m. Choir practice; 7-8 RE Classes 6-11; 7-8 p.m. Prayer Hour with Exposition. Thurs., Dec. 17:9:30 a.m. Bowl of Love; 11 a.m. Mass Fri., Dec. 18:7:30 a.m. Rosary; 8 a.m. Mass. Sat., Dec. 19:5 p.m. Mass. Sun., Dec. 20:8:30 a.m. Mass. Mon: 7:30 a.m. Rosary; 8 a.m. Mass; 1:30 p.m. Alleluia Pray Group; 3:30 p.m. Mothers in Christ at Northridge. ST. JAMES' - NASSAU Sat., Dec. 19:7:30 p.m. Mass. ST. JOSEPH'S - ROSEN Tues., Dec. 15:8:30 a.m. Mass. Thurs., Dec. 17:8:30 a.m. Mass. Sun., Dec. 20:10:30 a.m. Mass. ZION UNITED METHODIST Bellingham Rev. Jan Marburger, Pastor Tues., Dec. 15:7 p.m. Christ Choir practice, Madison. Wed., Dec. 16:4 p.m. UMW Potluck at Gladys Schake's apartment Fri., Dec. 18:9:30 a.m. Bible Study at Minnie Schellberg's home. Sat., Dec. 19:1 p.m. Christmas Choir practice. Sun., Dec. 20:9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 Coffee Fellowship; 2 .p.m. Caroling - Meet at Hillside Apts. m Madison. Tues., Dec. 22:7:30 p.m. Christmas Choir Concert, Madison UM. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonville Rev. Larry Kasten, Pastor Wed: 9:30 Prayer Group at Marie's home; 3:45 Confirmation at Pizza Ranch; 7 p.m. Bible Study; 7:30 p.m. Choir practice. Thurs: 12 noon Men's Study at Hasslen's Const Sun: 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 7 p.m. Sunday School Christmas Program. TRINITY LUTHERAN Odessa Rev. Edwin Parker, Pastor Wed., Dec. 16:4-6 p.m. Catechism at Grace; 7:30 p.m. Advent Service at Immanuel. Sun., Dec. 20:10:30 a.m. Divine Service. Wed., Dec. 23: 7:30 p.m. Children's Christmas Service. Thurs., Dec. 24:7",30 p.m. Candlelight Service. GRACE LUTHERAN Correll Rev. Edwin Parker, Pastor Wed., Dec. 16: 4-6 p.m. Catechism; 7:30 p.m. Advent Service at Immanuel. Sun., Dec. 20:8:30 a.m. Divine Service; 6:30 p.m. Children's Christmas Service. Friday, Dec. 25:8:30 a.m. Christmas Service. ZION LUTHERAN Ortonviile Rev. Shalom Kropfl Wed., Dec. 16:3:30 p.m. 9th grade Confirmation; 4:30 p.m. 8th grade Confirmation. Thurs., Dec. 17:8 a.m. Ministerial Association meets; 4 p.m. Women's ARC. Sun., Dec. 20:9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Program followed by Swedish Tea. Thurs., Dec. 24:8:30 p.m. Choir practice; 9 p.m. Organ Recital; 9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Wed., Dec. 16:3:30 p.m. 9th grade Confirmation; 4:30 p.m. 8th grade Confirmation. Sun., Dec. 20:9 a.m. Worship Service; 10 a.m. Sunday School; 3 p.m. Sunday School Program. ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN OrtonviHe Rev. David Hinrichs, Pastor Wed., Dec. 16: 6:30 p.m. Christmas Caroling, young and old. Sat., Dec. 19:7 a.m. Promise Keepers Breakfast; 7 p.m. Small Group Bible Study at Perseke's. All welcome. Sun., Dec. 20:9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 11:40 a.m. Choir practice; 4-6 p.m. Open House at Hinrichs'; 7;30 p.m. Sunday School Christmas Program. TRINITY LUTHERAN Walter Twp., Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich Dec. 16:4:15 p.m. Confirmation Class (SP); 7 p.m. Choir. Dec. 20:9 a.m. Divine Service; 10 a.m. Sunday School; 1 p.m. "Woman to Woman," KMSD. Dec. 22:7:30 p.m. Children's Christmas Service. Dec. 25: 9 a.m. Christmas Communion. ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich Dec. 14-19:7:30 or 7:35 a.m. "By the Way" on KDIO radio. Dec.. 16:4:15 p.m. Confirmation Classes. Dec. 20: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Divine Service; 12:30 p.m. Lutheran Hour, KLQP. TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Richard Boehnke, Pastor Tues., Dec. 15:11:30 a.m. Anna/ Esther Circle; Circles. Wed., Dec. 16:1 p.m. Northridge Bible Study; 3:30-5 p.m. 9th Gr. Confirmation; 7 p.m. Sunday School Teachers' Meeting. Thurs., Dec. 17: 1:30 p.m. Quilting. Sat., Dec. 19:9-11 a.m. Children's Service practice. Sun., Dec. 20:8:30 & 11 a.m. Divine Services; 9:45 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class; 9:45 a.m. 6th, 7th, 8th Gr. Catechism; 9:45 a.m. AAL; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. Mon., Dec. 21: Circles. Thoughts for life Information Provided By Local MCCL Written By Carol Karels Politicians would have an easier time if abortion were not brought up continuously but it isn't pro-lifers who initiated the abortion holocaust in the first place. We are not the ones offering killing by choice to solve personal or societal problems. We aren't the ones promoting abortion on demand throughout the world with your hard earned money. We are not the ones proposing to muzzle pro-life speech in an election in the name of campaign finance "reform". I am quoting from National Right to Life President .ranz)" Ptl. She .tes Kenneth"]lll]alnlliffm Texas who was saying their financial resources vastly exceed ours, "they make money on every life they take; we spend money dn every life we save." The good thing is our money not only saves a life but also your soul. Birthdays As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar Tuesday, Dec. 15 Marilyn Lindahl, Laurie Nelson Maas, Don Julius, Michelle Kraus, Amelia Dee Hoxtell, Brenda Coursey, Shaft Weekes, Joshua James Kelzer, John Hauck Wednesday, Dec. 16 Barbara Sellin, Sara Marie Scoblic, Kirstin Marie Scoblic, Jesse Oakes, Cody James Backstrand, Sarah Schlagel, Shawn Arndt; Beth Kimmes Thursday, Dec. 17 James Sellin, Jr., John Adams, Jacob Torgerson, Amy Cox Friday, Dec. 18 Matthew Reiland, Michael Reiland, Paul Richard Strong, Lynda George, De Rudolph, Henry V. Nelson, Nancy Nolop Babbitt, John Nicholas Strong, J.T. Streed, Aaron H. Smith, Kai Gunnar Hanson, Joe Wiik Saturday, Dec. 19 Barry Gerber, Margaret Hasslen, Dr. Peter Hansen, Louise Linn, Kyle Jensen, Pat Carlson, Alexander Waits, Scott Essington Sunday, Dec. 20 Ethan Teske, Cody Teske, Julie Sester Bennis, Mary Berkner Hillman, Hilda McCormick, Louise Ulrich, Michael John O'Neill, Tom Smithwick, Terry LaVoi, Willard Emde, Cody Seez, Parker Sutton Monday, Dec. 21 First Day of Winter Joan Jurgens, Bob Fuller, Chuck Balster, Kari Henningson, Rodney Barnhardt, Tom Iverson, Ran Linn, Jared Jensen, Evelyn Zahnow, Marianne Tillman Stovall, Louella Randleman, Brandi Hagen, Racheal Dawn Beling Tuesday, Dec. 22 Joby Rudolph, Karla Kietzman, Misty Lyn Thielke, Lydia Skillman, Randy Henneberg PASTOR AT LARGE "And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. angel said to them, 'Be not afraid, for I bring you good great joy which shall come to all the people.' " Luke 2: It was quite a surprise when the angel of the Lord the shepherds that first Christmas night! Trembling with listened to the startling message!. Filled with wonder and they hurried to Bethlehem! There they found Mary and the babe lying in a manger. Amazed and excited they story with others! There was nothing ordinary and routine about that Christmas, but it can become routine for us. After all we have the story before and we do tend to repeat the same traditions and over--year after year. Some of us are even heard to don't have the Christmas spirit this year". Some express in the familiar saying, 'Christmas is for children after all," as if children can experience wonder, awe and surprise. I suggest that you open yourself to the possibility that surprise you in some unexpected way this Christmas. Reflect following by Henri Frederic Amid. "Let mystery have its place in you: do not be always iur whole soil with the ploughshare of self examination, but le fallow comer in your heart ready for any seeds the winds bring, and reserve a nook of shadow for the passing bird. place in your heart for the unexpected guest, an altar for who continues to reveal and make himself known." Christmas is "good news of a great joy." Open your Christmas. Extension report John Cunningham, County Extension Director 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 LOOK FOR PATTERNS WHEN EVALUATING CROP YIELD MAPS Crop yield maps made with data collected from combine yield monitors can be a useful tool for making management decisions. But the maps require careful evaluation and interpretation, says George Rehm, soil scientist with the University of Minnesota Extension Service. In evaluating yield maps, it's important to look for repeating or definite patterns rather than focus on small differences. Unless there is an obvious reason for yield differences, too much attention to the small differences can lead to errors in management decisions. Straight line patterns of yield differences that occur in the direction Collecting and performance records is a beef producers striving to efficiency and profitability. The University of Extension Service in the Minnesota State Association supports a software program called CHAPS stands for Co Analysis of Performance Producers may purchase the or contract for entry of data. Most people keep the needed for CHAPS and producers have access to today. However, few have the down and plug in the Contracting the data entry for ( is an answer for most producers can simply fill in on a form and send it away of planting are likely to be the remlt,lnalyzed. The information of producer management. The cack to the ucer to help may be differences in planting date, their herd. change in hybrid or variety, switch' in herbicide, skips in herbicide application or soil compaction. Straight line patterns that occur across the rows may be the result of 'existing tile lines, old traffic patterns, manure applications to previous fields, old fence rows or buried cables. Irregular yield patterns that are are likely to be due to natural factors over which the producer has little or no control. Among the causes may be changes in soil type, insect damage, differences in disease pressure, iron chlorosis in soybeans and non uniform manure application. If yield differences appear on the map as irregular patches, the cause could be changes in soil type, natural drainage patterns, weed infestations, insect damage, disease pressure or major changes in fertility. Collect yield maps from a field for more than one year before using yield map information to make a management change. Keep an open mind and be willing to consider several factors that could cause yield differences. Using yield map technology effectively requires a commitment of time and resources. Beef Cattle Computer Program And best yet, the service is CHEAP! Annual $10 per herd plus 50 cents For the average 30 cow $25 or less than a $1.00 Monitoring inventory outputs and turnover makes it to identify inefficiencies in 1 cattle operation. Most producers use animal performance data to genetic progress and make about cow culling, heifer bull buying, but it is also look at overall cow herd This makes it possible to management decisions for year through changes in output. Minimum information CHAPS is cow and calf cow age, calf birth date and birth and weaning weight. information may be subm provide more detailed Computer output is both the cow and calf. For more information of to in the CHAPS program, Padula at the Chippewa Extension Office in Mon 320-269-4521 or 1-800-247-0-4 Jean Kvol, County Extension Educator DON"T BECOME A DEBT- HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Improve Spending Techniques, Avoid Using Credit Cards and Prevent Debt Thanks to Sara Croyman, Extension Educator, Chippewa County for sharing the following information. There will be many temptations to spend using your credit cards this holiday season. Consumers, however, are warned not to become "debt- heads" by the National Center for Financial Education, t San Diego based non-profit consumer group. A "debt head" is a person who gets all charged up during the holidays and often ends up paying for this year's Christmas over the next two or three years. Avoid using credit cards for holiday purchases because they have a message and that message is "spend!" Many consumers report that they spent more than fifty percent of what they had originally planned using credit cards for holiday gifts. The strong messages to spend often lead to indiscriminate credit-based spending decisions and committing future income not yet earned. This could make the holidays last for a year or longer, but without the celebrations. To improve holiday spending techniques, try the following suggestions: 1. Plan ahead using a gift suggestions and 2. Begin setting aside dollars early in the year giving. 3. Start looking early for Consider swap-meets, etc. 4. Spend cash onl, cards and writing a 5. Give gifts that don't cost pocket money (bab washes). 6. If you give money as U.S. Savings bond costs value. 7. Save on greeting postage by only sending to towners. 8. Make gifts at home: goods, picture collages, crafts. Source: National Financial Education DATES TO REMEMBER: December 17 - Cluster Educators' meeting at Canby December 24 - at noon in observance December 25 - CourthouSe / for Christmas ,/I December 29- 4-H StJ Committee Meetings at Co__ Achievement @ 4:00 p.m.; pri @ 4:45 p.m ; Projects Unliat,[' 5:30p.m.; and Livestock @ 7:001'I J 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Dec. 15, i Page 6b ..