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f above black belt title. As students achieve various goals, attitudes and confidence levels they are eligible to test for a higher belt color. Belts start with no color and move up to white, orange, yellow, blue. purple, purple trim, brown, red, and junior black belt if they are under age 17. There are nine degrees of black belts under the international black belt federation and an honorary posi- tion as a 10th degree which must be voted on. In addition to Master Schutz's 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo, he holds a 3rd degree black belt in Hopkido which is the Korean martial arts of street self defense and a second degree black belt in Kumdo which is a sword technique. Master Schutz trains under the Great Grand Master Yun from Seoul. South Korea. Miss Even. who lives in Aberdeen, is 90 percent through testing to receive her 3rd degree black belt. She also holds a 3rd degree black belt in Hopkido and a 3rd degree colored bell in Kumdo. Miss Even returned from an all women's Taekwondo/ Hapkidotraining trip to Seoul, South Korea this last October. Alex Gustafson, 11, and Alisha Swenson, 16, both of Ortonville. are the first to test for the junior black belt under the instruction of Miss Even. Gustafson and Swenson hold the title of red belt now, They have both been practicing Taekwondo for about six years. In order to achieve their junior to Aberdeen, SD this Friday, Dec. 17 hand and foot self defense which re students of all ages may join at any to test for their junior black belts, originated in South Korea. tt is a very time. Classes are held at the All students at the Ortonville formal and respectful discipline Ortonville Community Center every Taekwondo School will participate in which focuses on the three priorities Sunday. The children's class for ages a special training seminar this of respect, confidence and self con- four through eight is from 4:30 to Saturday, Dec. 18 with 5th degree trol, said Miss Naomi Even 2nd5:30 p.m.; the junior class for ages black belt instructor Master Nathan degree black belt, head instructor of nine through 14 is held from 5:45 to Schutz. After the seminar, there will the Ortonville Taekwondo School in 6:45 p.m. and the adult class for those also be Taekwondo testing for the rest Ortonville. All males referred to as 15 years of age and older runs from of the students in the gym. Mister and all females are referred to 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to watch the as Miss as a sign of respect. To There are about 25 students in all training seminar, which begins at 1 receive the title of Master, men and three classes. p.m. at the Ortonville Community women lnust hold a 4th degree or . ~ FLOODING THE ORTONVILLE ICE SKATING RINK to get it ready for the local skaters is Ortonville City employee Nick Golden. Nick stated that they hope to have the rink open sometime over the Christmas holiday. Conservation officers from the Registration can be done at a local comply with the identification Minnesota Department of Natural deputy registrar, requirements of the state for which Resources "(DNR) have some A tag, furnished with a license, the angler is licensed. reminders for ice anglers and others must be attached to the exterior in a A shelter may not be erected who plan to place shelters on the ice readily visible location, within 10 feet of an existing shelter. of Minnesota waters this winter. Shelters left on the ice overnight Portable shelters may be used for All shelters placed on the ice must need to have at least 2 square inches fishing within the Boundary Waters display either the complete name and of reflective material on each side of Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), address, a driver's license number, or the house, but must be removed from the ice the nine-digit DNR number on the A shelter license is not required each night. The structure must be license oftheowner. The information on border waters with Wisconsin, removed from the BWCAW each must be plainly and legibly displayed Iowa, North Dakota or South Dakota. time the occupant leaves the black belt status the students must on the outside of the shelter, in letters On border waters, shelters must BWCAW. ORTONVILLE TAEKWONDO red belt students Alisha Swenson, at exhibit good character and good atti-and figures at least two inches high. [I c.] ........ " .........../!] - _,.,, left, and Alex Gustafson will be testing for their junior black belts this tude and be recommended by their The requirement includes ice skating Friday in Aberdeen, SD. They are the children of Russ and Theresa instructor. They will be judged on warming houses and other traditional Swenson and Stacy and Kelly Gustafson. their attitude and presence both inside structures placed on the ice, either and outside the gym and their tech- temporarily or overnight. Two students from the Ortonville Center. nique. The Ortonville TaekwondoThere are other shelter regula- Taekwondo School will be traveling Taekwondo is the martial art of School has an open-door policy whe tions: Any shelter (fish houses, dark For Commercial & Residential II Water Softeners and Salt Delivery to Your Home or Office! WE SERVICE ALL MAKES OF SOFTENERS Serving the Big Stone Lake Area! A gift subscription to the 320-289-1999 r~ "J~ Brings them the news from the Independent. 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Address, Send us the coupon or stop by the I I Ortonville I I Independent kv:' Enclosed | ,,== j ,j= -- J~ IJ ~ =J J J --- ,J. J ~J 29 NW Second320.839.61St. Ortonville,63 MN Ortonville Police Department will "We'll have officers on the roads, all www.minnesotaignitioninterlock.org. increase DWI patrols as part of a focused toward arresting drivers that Interlock devices are installed in vehi- statewide DWI enforcement effort dur- are putting innocent lives at risk," says cles and require a driver to provide a ing December's deadly and dangerous Ortonville Chief of Police Jason Mork. breath sample in order for the vehicle holiday celebration period. During "Avoid the potentially deadly conse- to start. Safety officials say interlocks Minnesota Decembers, 2007-2009, quences of driving impaired andavoid ensure DWI offenders are driving there were 112 traffic deaths and 34 the heavy cost, embarrassment and the legally and safely. Interlocks will be re- were alcohol-related, shame of a DWI by planning for a safe quired by law beginning on July 1, In Big Stone County during 2007- and sober ride." 2011, for certain DWI offenders. 2009, there were three traffic deaths of Officers will combine DWI patrols Chief Jason Mork reminds Or- which one was alcohol-related, another with seat belt enforcement. Each year, tonville area motorists to plan ahead two people were seriously injured in al- 75 percent of drinking drivers killed for a safe ride home before celebrating: cohol-related crashes. During this same are also not belted. Minnesota's pri- designate a sober driver or spend the time period 83 motorists were arrested mary seat belt law requires drivers and night at the location of the celebration. for DWI -- one in seven Minnesota passengers in all seating positions, in- Chief Jason Mork also adds that fami- drivers have a DWI on record. The cluding the back seat, to be buckled up lies should let their loved ones know local economic impact of alcohol-re- or in the correct child restraint. Law en- that they are willing and available to lated fatalities and injuries was forcement will stop and ticket drivers offer a safe ride at anytime if needed. $1,340,000. and passengers for seat belt violations. "Receiving a phone call at 3 a.m. Each year in Minnesota more than Minnesota law states that motorists from a family member is a lot better 400 people are killed on the roads and can be arrested for impaired driving than receiving a knock on the door at 3 one-third of those deaths are alcohol- even if their alcohol-concentration a.m. from a police officer," says Chief related. There were 141 alcohol-related level is under 0.08 -- the state's legal Jason Mork. deaths in 2009, a record-low. Annually limit -- if they demonstrate impaired The DWI enforcement and educa- more than 30,000 motorists are ar- driving behavior. Consequences of a tion effort is funded by the National rested for DWI. DWI include loss of license for up to a Highway Traffic Safety Administration The enhanced enforcement cam- year, up to $20,000 in legal costs and and is a component of the state's To- paign is coordinated by the Minnesota heightened insurance rates, and possi- ward Zero Deaths (TZD) traffic safety Department of Public Safety (DPS) Of- ble jail time. program. TZD is the state's core traffic rice of Traffic Safety. Around 400 Min- Those arrested for DWI now have safety program that uses a multidisci- nesota law enforcement agencies will an option to regain their driving privi- plinary approach to address traffic is- participate in the effort aimed toward leges sooner by having an interlock de- sues regionally through enforcement, taking impaired drivers off the road vice installed in their vehicle. Potential education, engineering and emergency and encouraging motorists to make participants of the Minnesota Ignition trauma care. safe decisions. Interlock Program can learn more at Page 2 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010