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IT WAS A WINTER WONDERLAND on Sunday, Dec. 26 as the combination of cold weather and fog made for a frosty day. Shown above is the lake shore along the South Dakota side of the south end of Big Stone Lake. inn scholarships for The teen birth rate in Minnesota has they think, fectively." year 2011 dropped, and it's part of a national "In fact, teenagers tell us that par- She cautions against the urge to Agassiz & Odessa Mutual trend. According to a report just re- ents have the most influence about relax teen pregnancy prevention el- Insurance Company of Odessa, has leased by the federal Centers for Dis- their decisions about sex - far more forts, however, college scholarship funds available ease Control (CDC), the national teen than their friends or television or any- "We have a tendency in our society for high school seniors in west central birth rate dropped 6 percent, hitting a body else. That's a wake-up call for to sort of take a deep breath and say Minnesota who will be graduating in new historic low: 39.1 births per thou- parents to listen and look for those op- 'Whew, we solved that problem.' But 201 l. sand teenagers in 2009. In Minnesota, portunities when they can have honest you know what, there's a new crop of To receive an application students the rate dropped seven percent, and open conversations, which are 13-year-olds every year. There is no should send a self-addressed, stamped Brigid Riley, executive director of something teenagers really wish they time for complacency. We need to envelope to: the Minnesota Organization on Ado- could have more of with their parents." make sure that young people are get- Agassiz & Odessa Mutual lescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Par- Riley says teens need hope for the ting what they need from the places Insurance Company enting, is elated, future and the ability to see a path for they're interacting with." PO Box 98 "It's great news. Young people are themselves that does not include par- She adds that while the teen birth Odessa, MN 56276-0098 making really good choices for them- enthood so early in life. She adds that rate has dropped in Minnesota, the rate The student's parent(s) must have selves and thinking a little longer and they also need good-quality sex educa- of sexually transmitted diseases has an insurance policy in force with harder about becoming parents." tion and access to confidential health gone up. Currently, the state has no Agassiz & Odessa Mutual Insurance She attributes the decline to the use services, statewide instruction standards, no Company at the time of the scholar- of contraception, teens waiting longer "When schools, faith communities dedicated funding for sex education ship application. before becoming sexually active, and and after-school programs are offering and no health requirement for gradua- All applications must be received the expansion of family planning pro- those things, young people wait longer tion. in the Company Office in Odessa by cramming in the country, to become sexually active, they have The CDC report is available at /4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, Riley adds that parents have a far fewer partners and they are more likely www.cdc.gov. 2011. Applications received after this greater effect on young people than to use condoms and contraception el- time will not be considered. Nominations sought for 2011 list of endangered Historic Places The Preservation Alliance of Representative, Erin Hanafin Berg, Minnesota (PAM) has extended the and members of its volunteer deadline for nominations to its annual Advocacy Committee, PAM contin- list of the state's l0 Most Endangered ues to engage with local citizens, Historic Places. The new deadline is property owners, and elected officials Saturday, January 15, 2011. The nom- to find a positive outcome for each ination form is available at the endangered property after the list is Alliance's web- announced. Previously listed proper- site,www.mnpreservation.org/progra ties are considered part of the 10 Most ms/ten-most-endangered/ Endangered program until a definitive The l0 Most Endangered program outcome occurs. shines a spotlight on historic places To see prior years' lists of that are threatened with demolition, Minnesota's 10 Most Endangered increasing disinvestment and neglect, Historic Places, please visit the or which face organizational chal- Alliance website at len[ges and financial obstacles, www.mnpreservation.org. Through the 10 Most Endangered pro- About the Preservation Alliance of gram, PAM works with local commu- Minnesota nities to surmount these impediments The Preservation Alliance of to preservation and seek rehabilitation Minnesota (PAM) is a statewide, pri- or creative reuse of the featured build- vate, nonprofit organization advoGat- ings and sites, ing for the preservation of The 10 Most Endangered Historic Minnesota's historic resources. PAM Places List is selected from nomina- was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non- tions submitted by citizens and groups profit in 1981 by Minnesota citizens from around the state of Minnesota. concerned about the future of the Property owners are given the oppor- state's architectural and cultural land- tunity to comment on the proposed marks. Since then, PAM has grown listing to ensure all possible informa- into a network representing thousands tion is considered by a jury of preser- of voices across the state. Beyond our vation professionals and advocates, membership, PAM collaborates and The list is announced in May during partners with other organization and National Preservation Month. agencies from the national to the local Through the work its Field level. And other places I've make my repairs. The nurses smiled hung out over the yearsabout my predicament, but they did By Ado Janssen find the equipment I needed, while I On a winter day in 1958, I had one called on my parishioner, keeping my of many embarrassing moments in my coat on, of course. life, especially in the ministry. It hap- A nurse then led me to a surgeons' pened when I attended an all-day and preparation room that she told me evening seminar at a hotel in down- was not used in the evening. There, town Philadelphia, PA, all alone, I removed my trousers and During the supper-hour break, I proceeded to sew the seam, as inexpe- decided to visit one of my parish- rienced as I was as a 'tailor.' loners at a city hospital. All of a sudden, the door to the While bending over to retrieve some- room opened and a woman led a tour thing I had dropped on the subway, I group of six or eight well-dressed felt my trousers splitting in the back. people in, saying to them, "And, here ('Stretch thread' was not used at that is one of the preparation rooms for the time, like it is today.) surgeons." When the leader of this I had a trench coat on that covered tour saw me, sitting in my underwear the 'damage' at the moment, but I had and a hat on, she asked in surprise, to return to the seminar for the "Whatever are you doing here, Sir?" evening session. In fact, I was one of To the delight of the people on the the speakers on the program, so, I tour, I said, rather red faced I'm sure. couldn't keep my coat on; I definitely 'Tm performing a surgical operation- needed some 'repair work' done. suturing the wounded cheeks of my When I arrived at the hospital, I trousers." found a bathroom where I could sur- What else could I say? Then I vey the damage to my pants. They explained why I was there. I guess I were split from the waist to the crotch; gave all of those well-dressed folks it would have been inadvisable to something to relate at home that attend the evening seminar meetings evening. with a gap in my pants large enough Signed copies of Arlo's book about to let the north wind in to cool my growing up in Odessa are available at posterior. Otrey Lake Gallery in Ortonville. If I asked for a needle and thread at a you would like to contact him, write to hospital nurses'station and a place PO Box 1311, Benson, AZ, 85602. 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K1500 EC, 4WD LS, black, Z71, alum. wheels $8,475 $4 975 1 1997 Ford F150 EC. 4WD, XLT, white $6,525 L : $5,975 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 EC. 2WD, SLT, white $4,775 iii $3,975 1994 GMC K2500 4WD. LT, green, 6.5 Turbo diesel $8,125 $7,975 1994 GMC Sonoma Ext, 4WD, SLE, black Just In stk. #51005 ILIISE for only NADA SALE REG. CAR PICKUPS PRICE PRICE 2007 Chev. Silveredo 4WD, LT, red, 44th, Z71, boards $21,700 $20,975 1999 Ford F250 2WD, blue, 78th, service body $7,150 $3,995 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 2WD, green, Cummins Diesel $8,775 $4,975 1995 Dodge Dakota RC, 2WD, SLT, white, alum. topper $4,050 $3,460 1993 GMC K1500 Stepside 4WD, SLE, green $6,875 $5,975 1991 Chev. $10 2WD, 2-T blue $2,175 $995 1989 GMC K1500 4WD, SLE, red, short box ~ $4,600 $3,975 SUVslCROSSOVERS 2010 Chev. Equinox, 4 dr AWD LTZ, mocha steel, 21th, leather Just In 2010 Chev, HHR, 4 dr, LS, red, 24th $14,200 $12,975 2009 Chev. Suburban 4 dr 4WD LT2, gray, 15th, leather, DVD, sunroof $40,425 $39,770 2009 Chev. 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Express 3500 Van RWD LT, white, 48th, 15 pass $21,750 $20,975 Discounts stk, #41013 In & Rebates NADA SALE PRICE PRICE 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan FWD SXT, tan, 58th, leather, 7 pass $14,625 $13,975 2003 Ford Windstar Van FWD SE, gray, 7 pass rear air S6,550 $5,500 1999 Ford E250 Cargo Van RWD, dk. rod $3,000 $1,850 CARS 2011 Chev. Malibu 4 dr. LTZ, black, leather, sunroof $32,225 $29,225 2010 Chev. Impala 4 dr. LT, gold mist, 32th Just In 2010 Buick LaCrosse CXL 4 dr silver, 29th, leather $28,125 $24,975 2010 Buick Lucerne CXL, 4 dr silver, 16th, leather Just In 2010 Chev. Impala 4 dr. 1LT, silver, 34th $17,425 $15,975 2009 Buick Lucerne CX 4 dr white, 21th $21,725 $20,975 2009 Chev. Aveo 4 dr. LT1, black, 2th, auto, a~r $13,350 $11,990 2009 Chev. Malibu LS, 4 dr dk. gray, 39th $15,525 $13,880 2008 Ford Focus 2 dr black, 42th Just In 2008 Chev. Cobalt 2 dr charceat, 5 spd manuaL~ $9,925 $8,975 2008 Pontiac G6, 4 dr dk. rod, 33th, alum. wheels $13,625 $12,720 2008 Pontiac Solstice Roadster 2 dr. ConvediNe, silver, 24th $19,650 $16,980 2007 Chev. Impala LT 4 dr red jewet, 67th $12,100 $11,975 2007 Pontiac G6 GT, 2 dr. Convedibte, gray, 33th, leather $18,725 $16,500 2007 Chev. Malibu 4 dr. LS, silver, 10th, low miles! $12,700 $11,975 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT, 4 dr blue, leather $10,075 $8,975 2004 Olds Alero 4 dr. GL, silver Just In 2004 Lincoln LS 4 dr white diamond, 69th, loaded, leather $10,61)0 $9,975 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, 4 dr. GT, silver, 80th, leather, sunroof $8,800 $8,475 2003 Chevy Malibu, 4 dr silver, 96k Just In 2002 Dodge Intrepid 4 dr blue Just In 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, 2 dr. SE, dk. red, 90th, air, tilt, pw, pl, CD $6,600 $5,975 2000 Buick Century 4 dr. Custom. Dk. green, p. seat, alum. wheels $4,750 $2,780 1998 Mazda 626 ES, 4 dr black, sunroof, leather $4,325 $3,860 1997 Chev. Corvette Coupe, red, leather $14,775 $13,975 1997 Chev. Lumina 4 dr purple $3,000 $2,475 1995 Buick Park Ave. Ultra, 4 dr black, leather $3,825 $2,790 1993 Mazda 626, 4 dr LX, dk. rod, sunroof $2,750 $1,950 1992 Old Cutlass Supreme 4 dr SL, white, p. seat, alum. whls $2,800 $2,250 1988 Cadillac Deville, 4 dr brown $2,225 $1,975 1985 Chev. Monte COdo 2 dr, SS, black, 55th, buckets $8,500 $7,450 1977 Lincoln Continental, 2 dr pead white, 74th Just In MISCELLAHEOUS 2008 Eby Ruffneck traiter, a~uminum, 8'x40'. $37,000 $35,000 1999 Fraightliner Semi, 72" bunk, white 510,000 $8,975 1999 Kenwodh F690 Semi 72" bunk, white, 475 Cat/13 spd $20,000 $17,960 Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 INDEPENDENT Page 7b