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Wednesday, January, 20, 2010 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota - Page 13 .,.. . :: .... :.. . NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: September 23, 2005 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $114,098.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Josh O. Laferriere and Tina M. Amiot, both single people MORTGAGEE: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed September 29, 2005, Clearwater County Registrar of Titles; Document No. T 164 and memorialized upon Certificate of Title No. 63 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: none LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The East 330 feet of the SW of the SW %, Section 3, Township 146, Range 36 REGISTERED PROPERTY STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 25522 330 'h Street, Shevlin, MN 56676 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Clearwater County, Minnesota THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $111,942.10 THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: April 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Clearwater County Sheriff's office, County Courthouse, 213 Main Avenue North, Bagley, Minnesota to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. Unless said mortgage is reinstatedor the propertyredeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on October 25, 2010. "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: January 19, 2010 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Mortgagee REITER & SCHILLER, P.A. By: Rebecca F. Schiller, Esq. Sarah JB. Adam, Esq. N. Kibongui FondungaUah, Esq. James J. Pauly, Esq. Leah K. Weaver, Esq. Brian F. Kidwell, Esq. Attorneys for Mortgagee 25 North Dale Street St. Paul, MN 55102-2227 (651) 209-9760 (Y7922) THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. F24e Garden Valley Telephone Company Statements of Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Statement of Nondiscrimination In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's policy, Garden Valley Telephone Company is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability. The person responsible for coordinating this organization's nondiscrimination compliance efforts is Susan L. Gunderson, Personnel & Administrative Manager Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feel that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or write the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (202) 720-5964 (Voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Complaints must be filed within 180 days alter the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible. Statement of Equal Employment Opportunity No person shall be discriminated against in employment because of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age or disability. All supervisory personnel at every level of management are on notice that our equal employment opportunity policy must be conscientiously and comprehensively applied throughout the Company's operations. This program will be taken into full consideration by all concerned in the recruiting, hiring, training, placement and promotion of employees. Applicants for employment who believe they have been discriminated against have the right to notify the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; 1801 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20507; the Federal Communications Commission; Washington, DC 20554; or other appropriate agency. Limit risk when selecting corn hybrids for 2010 You can reduce risk when selecting corn hybrids by using information from many sources, including universities, grower associations, seed companies, and on-farm strip trials. Results from unbiased, replicated trials are especially important. Selecting grain hybrids: Hybrid selection begins with maturity. Identify an acceptable maturity range based on the number of growing degree days required for a hybrid to reach physiological maturity (black layer). Selected hybrids should reach maturity at least ten days before the first average frost to allow time for grain dry-down and to provide a buffer against a cool year or late planting. Plant multiple hybrids of varying maturity to spread risk and widen the harvest interval. Very full-season grain hybrids do not consistently out-yield mid- season hybrids in Minnesota. There is more variability in yield among hybrids within a given relative maturity rating than there is between maturity groups. Hybrids should-also be selected for standability, disease tolerance, emergence, and the need for transgenic resistance to insects and herbicides within a given production system. Standability is critical for ensuring that the grain produced is harvestable. Since corn has a narrow optimum plant population, unharvestable ears due to stalk and root lodging will have a large impact on yield. Selecting hybrids for silage: Again, maturity is one of the first things to consider. Longer- season hybrids tend to have higher silage yields. A general rule of thumb is that hybrids planted for silage should be 5 to 10 days longer in relative maturity than the hybrids planted for grain. Consider planting hybrids with a range in maturity, as this reduces the probability that the entire crop will experience hot and dry conditions during pollination. This can also widen the harvest window. Other important considerations include standability, dry-down, herbicide and insect resistance, and tolerance to drought and disease. If hybrids with strong ratings for stay-green are selected, growers should be aware that whole-plant moisture will likely be higher than normal when harvested according to kernel stage. Since corn silage is an energy source for animal performance, producers should consider both yield and quality when selecting hybrids. More details, including 2009 University of Minnesota corn grain and silage trials results, are available at www.extension.umn. edu/corn. Or, for this information as well as new variety trial results for other Minnesota crops, visit the variety trial pages on the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station website at http://www.maes.umn. edu/l Ovarietahrials/. AD SPACE FOR REHT CALL 694-6265 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR gCHOOL BOARD MEETING HELD DECEMBER 21, 2009: The regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District #162 was held on Monday, December 21, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in the Office of the Superintendent. Members present: Dr. Paula Davis, Melva Theis, Timothie Ameson, Kathy Clark, Paul Neill, Richard Olson and Superintendent Cairns. Members absent: Tim Halberg. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Davis and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. 1. A motion was made by Richard Olson, seconded by Timothie Arneson and carried, to approve the Minutes of the December 7 meeting as written. 2. A motion was made by Melva Theis, seconded by Paul Neill and carried, to approve the December 2009 Invoices in the amount of $338,627.18. 3. A motion was made by Paul Neill, seconded by Timothie Arneson and carried, to approve the November 2009 Handpayables in the amount of $164,269.88. 4. A motion was made by Timothie Arneson, seconded by Richard Olson and carried, to approve the November 2009 Statement of Cash Balances in the amount of $1,947,208.54. 5. Sarah Schwegman, Student Council Member, updated the Board of Student Council activities. 6. Superintendent Cairns apprised that Board that the Board Negotiators had a tentative contract settlement with the BEA which was voted down. Mr. Cairns asked to have a closed negotiations meeting to discuss negotiation strategies. 7. A motion was made by Timothie Ameson, seconded by Richard Olson and carried, authorizing Superintendent Cairns to pursue the Sparsely Populated Agricultural Education program through the University of Minnesota, Crookston. 8. Superintendent Cairns presented information to the Board concerning the Race to the Top. The Board was asked to review handouts and there will be further discussion at the January 4 meeting. 9. A motion was made by Paul Neill, seconded by Richard Olson and carried, to accept the resignation of Julie McCollum effective December 23, 2009. 10. Amotionwas madebyMelva Theis, seconded by Kathy Clark and carried, to hire Kim Hanse as the library paraprofessional contingent upon meeting the No Child Left Behind requirements and receipt of a satisfactory background check. This position will begin on January 4, 2010. I 1. A motion was made by Paul Neill, seconded by Richard Olson and carried, to hire Mike Meyers as a bus driver. 12. A motion was made by Melva Theis, seconded by Paul Neill and carried, to approve child care leave for Brandon Schwegel. 13. A motion was made by Paul Neill, seconded by Kathy Clark and carried, to authorize payment of US Food's invoice with in the first 10 days of receipt to receive an additional discount for purchases. 14. Chairperson Davis closed the meeting at 8:00 p.m. to discuss negotiation strategies. The meeting was reconvened at 8:47 p.m. 15. ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA: A. Race To The Top B. Negotiations 16. The next meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, January 11, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Office of the Superintendent. 17. Chairperson Davis adjourned the meeting at 8:47 p.m. Paula Davis, Chairperson Board of Education Ind. School District #162 Melva Theis, Clerk Board of Education Ind. School District #162 Ja20c My new 'Sunday suit' doesn't fit right To the editor: For as many years as I can remember I have put on my favorite "Sunday Suit," cut from the traditional fabrics of Lutheran theology. The thread was spun from finest materials the Good Lord had created and the suit was of a three button design representing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It conformed in every way to traditional Christian values. The fabric was strong and enduring and had withstood the test of time for 2,000 years. Although the material may have appeared somewhat austere, it gave my soul great comfort and it warmed my heart, and I could always count on the fact that it would hold its shape, the fit was good. I really liked that suit! Then one day, from the pulpit, I was asked to try on a new suit and discard the old one. At first its new design seemed attractive as the fabric was lighter and more colorful, having had the synthetic threads of contemporary theology and political correctness woven into the traditional fabric. However, it wasn't long before I noticed that the weave was not as tight and 1 had concerns about its durability. Eventually those new threads began to chafe the traditional threads of Lutheran theology, and fabric began to stretch and I had concerns about its ability to hold a uniform Biblical shape. I feared it might eventually come apart at the seams and erode the very values it was supposed to represent. Sure enough, the suit began to sag. It irritated my spirit and I was no longer comfortable in it. I began to long for my old suit held together with the traditional threads of moral Christian teaching, but unfortunately I had already disposed of it. So, now, I guess I'll just have to shop for a new suit fashioned like my original one. I'm sure the Lord still makes them. It will take some time, but I'm sure it will be worth the effort to get that old feeling back, and so it is with the ELCA. The recent controversial reversal of the ELCA's policy with regards to homosexual clergy is only the poster child for a much deeper systemic problem within the parent church. The acceptance of homosexual behavior has become the proverbial "line in the sand" separating revisionist from orthodox Christianity. It is apparent through the actions of their assemblies and recent social statements that the ELCA has abandoned the classical, biblical definition of the gospel, having to do with redemption, forgiveness of sin, and the gift of everlasting life through Jesus Christ: and as in the New Testament witness, as we trust and believe in God's promise that we are reborn children of God by his grace we are called to repentance recognizing our sin and need to be redeemed by God. This emphasizes both God's judgment and mercy. In the biblical view, Jesus is viewed as the Lord and Savior of the world, the name above all names. This way of thinking emphasizes Bible and theology. While not providing a simple answer to all life's questions, the Bible is the basis for understanding Christian teaching and has authority to this day in all areas of life. In its place the ELCAhas aligned itself with other contemporary Protestant churches in Europe and North America who have adopted the theology of liberal Protestantism, which redefines the gospel as "inclusion," "tolerance" and "acceptance." Their "gospel" becomes the equivalent of enacting social justice and Jesus is viewed as a social revolutionary, an example to follow in their "mission" of saving the world through social programs and eliminating injustice. This approach emphasizes culture and experience. "What the Bible says" is not really important unless it has to do with "justice" issues. Compared to the classical, biblical definition of the gospel, this is a completely different religion. This brings to light ELCA's error of replacing the real gospel of redemption with the "gospel" of inclusion. While social action is not a bad thing by any means, it needs to be understood in its proper place and not as a replacement for classical Christian faith. Accepting liberal Protestantism's strong focus on "inclusion" and "justice" (as they define it), one can readily envision their line of thought on sexuality; since they are reluctant to declare anything to be sinful (other than issues of "injustice" as they define it), the issue of homosexuality becomes for them an issue of "justice" and "acceptance." Therefore, if you are not willing to accept it, you are standing in the way of "justice." Pretty heady stuffl The ELCA validates their entrenchment in the new "gospel" by the fact that very little is said about the need to believe in Jesus, and that "mission" in the traditional sense of spreading the good news of Jesus has been replaced by their need to make public policy statements that align them with liberal political views (favoring Palestine over Israel, a permissive stance on abortion through health plans that allow for abortion without any question or reason). At no time has the ELCA engaged in mission overseas in a traditional sense; right now, they support only existing churches overseas rather than evangelizing and trying to create new ones. In these times, the Gospel of Jesus Christ faces new obstacles and distortions. As Paul warned, there is always the risk that the Church may be "deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel -- not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ" (Galatians 16:7). Classical Christianity and liberal Protestantism are in direct conflict with one another. Oddly enough, both of these mindsets exist within the ELCA, with the liberal Protestant side coming out on the winning side at this juncture. This new theology of liberal Protestantism has been allowed to permeate and redirect the focus of most of the seminaries, colleges and synod offices of the ELCA, as well as its main office in Chicago. It can be concluded that most new pastors graduating from its seminaries will be entrenched in this new gospel way of thinking, further reducing any hope of reforming the ELCA. Fully comprehending the negative impact of the recent reversal of their policy regarding homosexuality, the Chicago office had already cut 40 staffers and had a backup budget in place. To further illustrate heir self-righteous disregard for, and disconnect from traditional Lutherans, the synods sent out a form by which the individual churches could express their dissent, as long as it was in the language the synod provided, which, of course, did not mention anything beyond a verbal disagreement, such as withholding financial support or separating from the ELCA. It did, however, have a provision for individual churches to elect to opt out of performing "gay marriages" (just in case you had any doubts about their direction), for the time being anyway! It stated: "Lutheran Church declares that marriages, civil unions, or blessings of persons of same gender relationship will not be performed in this church or authorized by this congregation." Members of the ELCA who are dissatisfied about the direction of the ELCA are not without options. Probably the least effective of those, and most disheartening would be for dissenting congregants to leave their respective churches, although I'm quite certain that the liberal pastors who support the ELCA's more radical views would prefer that the more vocal dissenters just leave quietly! This would be a knee-jerk reaction and serve little purpose. A more constructive approach would be to research and possibly promote joining renewal organizations like Lutheran CORE, whose mission is to serve congregations that choose to stay in the ELCA as well as those who choose to leave. Joining Lutheran CORE does not require one to leave the ELCA officially. Individuals may get more information on CORE by visiting their website (www.lutherancore. org). CORE's Advisory Council includes several former ELCA bishops, including Rev. Kenneth Saner, former Bishop of Southern Ohio Synod and Chair of the ELCA Conference of Bishops; Rev. Carol Hendrix, Penn., former Bishop of Lower Susquehanna Synod and former member of the ELCA Sexuality Task Force; Rev. John Beem, Miltona, Minn., former Bishop East Central Wisconsin Synod; Rev. George Mocko, former Bishop of the Delaware-Maryland Synod; and Rev. James Crumley, former Bishop of the Lutheran Church in America. Its statement of faith more closely follows traditional Lutheran theology and professes, "We believe that the marriage of male and female is an institution created and blessed by God. From marriage, God forms families to serve as the building blocks of all human civilization and community. We teach and practice that sexual activity belongs exclusively within the biblical boundaries of a faithful marriage between one man and one woman." Lutheran CORE is in the process of developing a new Lutheran church body for those congregations which choose to leave the ELCA. It should be fully functional by this coming August. Congregations could also join the Lutheran organization called LCMC, Lutheran congregations in Mission for Christ, which is a very loosely organized church body separate from the ELCA, but will have a close working relationship with CORE, although CORE will remain a "freestanding organization." In a particular community, if congregations choose not to leave the ELCA and there are significant numbers of members in these churches who want to leave, it may be a possibility to explore the formation of a new congregation affiliated with the new CORE church body being developed. Congregations already exist that have dual membership with CORE and/or LCMC. Other options, as previously mentioned, beyond just writing an insignificant letter of dissent, include partially withholding or stopping all funding to the ELCA. This can be temporary for a predetermined period of time or indefinitely. Cutting funding does not require leaving the ELCA. Although you may wish for your individual benevolence to be withheld from the ELCA, this is virtually impossible. The church budget is established at the beginning of each year and a predetermined amount is directed to the ELCA. The only way it can be altered is if the congregation votes to do so or if it were experiencing an overall budget shortfall, then it might be reduced accordingly. However, your offering could be earmarked for specific ministries within your church such as the youth ministry, Sunday school, building fund, or emergency fund, etc. It is possible that while still supporting your individual church, this may eventually have a ripple effect on the general budget and subsequently the ELCA. Before taking any specific action it would be good to talk with your minister in a calm and respectful manner and express your concerns about the direction of the ELCA. Again, above all, do not abandon the church that you love. I find it hard to accept that informed, faithful Lutherans could endorse the ELCA's recent decisions. Make it your mission to work from within, share the good news and pray for your fellow congregants. We have God's moral law on our side! Joseph Baron Bagley Anything... Until you'00 checked our classified sectionl Dodge traffic, crowds and tired feet. Fred y0ur best buy thr0ugh the Classitieds! Services aad merdmdise  0n display, at your leisure! Read them and selea for the best buy around! FARMERS INDEPENDENT Bagley, MN ~ 694-6265