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PROJECT CHRISTMAS by Ortonville&apos;s Jaycees was a success once again this year, at which a total of 197 youngsters received a Christmas gift. Helping distribute the gifts in above photo, left to right, are Blair Johnson, Bobble Oakes, Carri Hamann, Bill Thyne, and Jessica Stengel. In side photo, you see Jaycee member Tom Oakes at right, and one of the lucky youngsters, Isaac Oakes, at left. Mobile meals I Dec. 23-27: Rog and Ann Lundberg, Oscar and J. Streed, Gene Burdick Dec. 30-Jan 3: Norv and S. Beachem, Howard and V. Janssen, Norm and Gen Davis be extremely useful." County planners and legislators alike can use the information in a vari- ety of ways. For example, the infor- mation can help them determine: The need for public health ser- vices that assist people without insur- ance sueh,,,as free immunizations and cancer scretj, pg. The need"fsafety-net services, or the potentia! tot. uncompensated -<, care gwen to uninsured people The need for outreach for public health insurance programs. The sources of payment for health care services and how this may impact the financial stability of health care providers in certain parts of the state. The "'2001 Health Insurance Coverage for Minnesota Counties" ,, issue brief can be found at sc/hsp/issbrieff2002-05.pdf. For more information, contact the Health Economics Program at 651-282-6367. ...... Snowmobile safety youth class set A youth snowmobile safety class will be held Monday, Jan. 7 and 9 at 3:30 p.m. and Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. The class will be held in rootn B 112, at Ortonville High School. Cost of the class is $5. All youth who will be 11 by Jan. 7 or older may participate. If you have any questions contact Alan Arndt - 839-2431 or Mark Chase - 325-5309. County HRA annual board meet Jan. 6th Big Stone County's Housing and Redevelopment Authority will be holding their Annual Board Meeting, on Jan. 6, 2002 at 3 p.m., in the Health report provides health Apartments.CmmunityRmftheLakeside._ insurance00oew, o by_theMnnesota" oStat00u, s- . . abY c, ounty. .... ,,,,. .,. 1 C a th insurance stalus ol a county s DepartmentePot Health's'Health Steele counties to a high of 13.5 per- " population. Thex includ,e the eeneral cent in Mahnomen County. Private health insurance through employers or individual policies cov- ers 87.1 percent of.the population in Economics Program shows that health insurance status - whether one is unin- sured, or covered through a public or private source of health insurance - varies widely by county, Minnesota has one of the lowest rates of uninsured people, and one of the highest rates of private health insurance coverage in the nation. Yet counties show a range of disparities in insurance status, According to the report, "2001 Carver County and 44.9 percent in Mahnomen County Medicare covers 6 percent of the population in Scott County; 27 per- cent in Traverse County. Health insur- ance coverage through other public programs such as Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare ranges from 3.3 Health Insurance Coverage for percent in Carver County to:24.1 per- Minnesota Counties." cent in Beitrami County ..... Uninsurance rates range from a A variety of factors int]uence the SEASON'S economic condition of an area, the type of employment and size of employers in the area, and demo- graphic characteristics of a population such as age race and ethnicil 3, and household income. "We're glad we now can offer this-, information to counties as the' plan for their residents" health needs'" said "Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm. "This is the first time we've had such a compreheasive look at counties and their specific insurance situations, and county planners have told us this will TUPPERWARE -") I "Bridal Shower & Registry | ] In Home Parties (Other locat,ons a,,ulat, le) ] ]'Hostess Gift Specials | [ Fundraisers - i50o aont) ] I .Career Opportunity / Lifetime Guarantee Monthly Specials Call 800-939-5105 or 328-839-3454 @ / LUCKY WINNER in the Ortonville Independent's promotion Saturday was Janet Hedge of Ortonville. She earlier in the week at Radio Shack and-was present when her the first to be drawn Saturday. Hedge, at right, received from Trish Hamann of Liebe Drug. (,.ck out our web site at HAPPY HOL, We're rounding up our best wishes with the hope thor you'll know how much we appreciate having good "neigh'bors like you! Thonks! Bituminous Paving, lnc Ortonville, MN Phone 273-2 ! 13 The Family is a God-Given Blessing - GREETINGS From Oar Homes To Yoi,trs! Fletcher Real Estate & Appraisal Main Street Big Stone City, SD 57216 605-862-6112 00.10 AROUND A little good cheer goes a long way -- /N So we're stding best wishers for /' N N a great holiday. Arul when at last th)se days are through,, Tubbs of Soft water X.', Appleton, MN 320-289-1999  A Treasure 00l'Love andJoy Tim, Tana, Jamie,Kaylee, Amber Jim and Dottle From our family to yours, we wish you love and peace this Christmas OUR FAMILY SE VING 301 Fourth St. So., Milbank YOUR FAMILY" Faith Chapel, Wilmot Mundwiler Funeral Home DNVILLE ihome fo,