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Lac qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District wins National Award from Goodyear The Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, Soil and Water Conservation District was honored today as one of only 57 dis- tricts from nearly 3,000 nationwide to be named a Grand Award District in the 51st Annual Conservation Awards Program. Sponsored by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the National Association of Conservation District (NACD), the nationally recognized program rewards and encourages conservation district members to protect and con- serve soil, water, forests, wildlife and other natural resources. John Rebehn of Louisburg repre- sented the Lac qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District and joined representatives from other dis- tricts gathered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Dec. 3 - 6 where they were honored for their conservation efforts. Goodyear and NACD formed the Conservation Awards Program in 1947 as the nation, and farmers in par- ticular, coped with the staggering environmental damage that occurred during the Dust Bowl period. "Lac qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District members play an important role in protecting our nation's natural resources," said Tom Ford, marketing director for Goodyear's farm and off-the-highway tires. "Having founded the Conservation Awards Program more than 50 years ago, Goodyear is and always has been an environmentally conscious compa- ny and takes great pride in recogniz- ing the outstanding environmental achievements posted by these district members." Ernest C. Shea, NACD's chief executive officer, said, "Achieving effective land stewardship would not be possible without the locally led John Rebehn i conservation efforts these districts put forth. Their continued efforts in this arena will help us realize our vision of a productive nation in harmony with a healthy land." The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is one of the world's lead- ing manufacturers of tire and rubber products. Sales in 1997 exceeded $13 billion and the company manufactures products in plants in the United States and 27 other countries. The company is a global supplier of farm tires and rubber tracks as original equipment to a number of tractor and implement manufacturers and offers a wide range of replacement tires to meet the needs Christmas is coming and we'd like to say, hope lots of glad tidings are headed your way! Happy Holidays and loads of thanks from all of us. Peterson Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Gregory Peterson and Staff of farmers. NACD, founded in 1946, is a non- governmental, nonprofit organization representing nearly 3.000 local soil and water conservation districts and their state associates'in the 50 states, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It is financed and controlled by its mem- ber districts and state associations. The primary function of NACD is to serve the member districts as one voice, utilizing the force of local ini- tiative and self-government, in the conservation and development of nat- ural resources. ................ 3._ .... , +- . + .,,, BELLINGHAM SECOND GRADE Mrs. Letrud, Teacher Dear Santa. I want a toy horse, a real puppy, a toy Rudolph, a gigapet, a little kitten, a toy mouse and small TV. Love Danielle Larson Dear Santa, I want a round baler, a Go cart, a John Deere tractor, a boombox, a big square baler, a monster truck, the top bunk bed, a Nintendo 64+ and to get the fram cleaned up and a 4 wheeler. Thanks, Matthew D. Brehmer Dear Santa, I want a baseball bat, And a pair of Nikes, And a Light Brite, And a Stone Cold jersey, and a BB gun, and a race car. Love Paul Adelman Dear Santa, I want a tractor and a new farm set and new reindeer. Lovc Randy Larson Dear Santa, I want a computer with disk and a Hot wheel car wash. Love Jonathan Kirchberg Dear Santa. I want a CD player and a horse and a new puppy+ Love Sanmntha Larson Dear Santa, I want a Vicking backpack and a box of Lincoln logs or/a Nintendo sixty four+ From Brian Dempcy Dear Santa, I want a bomb box. I love Christmas because it is Jesus' birthday. Love Whitley Strei ::,k * ** Dear Santa, I would like a Nintendo 64 and a game boy. I want a real 4-wheeler and a whole bunch of little tractors and a boy go-cart. I want a new farm set and a gega pet and a Nano fighter. Love, Jason Roggenbuck INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY Letters to the editor Dear Editor, Congratulations to the Ortonville High School Choir and Director Mr. Jerome Goddard for a spectacular Christnas Concert! I have been active in the chbir,.program for six years, and I truly belie%,, this Concert was our best performaiace. I would like to thank each and everyone of you who came out to support us, it is greatly appreciated! I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone know the reason for our success, not only this past week, but in the past years. It is our Choir Director, Mr. Goddard. His love and dedication to music has been the driving force behind the success of the OHS choral program. Without him, many of the students (both past and present) would not be where they are today. He generously donates his time, energy, and talents to the students of OHS everyday. He has set up a voice lesson schedule for all of the students who are interested in improving their techniques, and gives up his time before, after, and during school each and everyday to do this. He spends countless hours studying and preparing music, both for the choirs, and the student voice lessons. He composes his own music for concerts, and can sit down at the piano and play anything you ask. I'm glad we have the opportunity to have such an arnazmg talent right here at the Ortonville High School. Ever since I set foot in his classroom (in the seventh grade), Mr. Goddard has been there for me. He has always supported me in everything I've done. I sing frequently throughout the community, and he selects many of the pieces which I perform. He always offers his help if I should need it, and attends the performances when he can. Because of his support and the talents he has shared with me throughout High School, I was selected to be in the Minnesota All-State Choir this 0ast year. He gave up his time summer and worked on with me. He even attended State Choir concert held at College in Northfield, MN. In my experiences at Choir, and also at a music at Augustana College in have been able to sing the elite choral conductor region, and throughout Among the top of the lis Jerome Goddard, right here Music is what he loves. He I hope one day everyone such a passion as Mr. music. Mark OHS Opeciot Christma,e Wi,00 Here's hoping you enjoy generous portions of love and laughter with family and friends for the main course of your Christmas season! Hilltop's Theatre of Seasons Cafe and 00l'he 00atador Ortonville, Minnesota Sending holiday cheers your way. Good health, good friends...all the best to you at Christmas. KING KOIN LAUNDERETTE FRISCH ENTERPRISES ORTONVILLE, MN OCopyright 1998 RW. Jones & Associates. Inc. From all o us at Mundwiler Funeral home, we wish you safe and wonderful a nd a Happy New Year. MUNDWD.,ER FUNERAL HOME INC; 301 FOURTH STREET SOUTH, MILBANK Page 4  INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Dec. 2:2,