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INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. Board from page I concerned that when a loss by the CHS it's the general fUnd of the county that must the money to bail the CHS lYes commented, "The county :ultimately responsible, and the :an give two reports." ~t~ning asked, "Why do 1 sit through two meetings'?" CEO Larry Laudon said there an increase in expense. The ~on meetings he anticipated as i~amewhere between $2,000 to "~oening said to Hayes, "You One person here that goes on and on." " r~ponse Hayes replied, "No, make it two." Solberg said again that ;had been "hammered to death" for the vote to present the the CHS Board also. On this board agreed. a new day, and the first of September of the r County Board. Solberg was 'right about the issue being to death." If it had been to death" the issue was County Auditor Dan ;brought the request for audit related to CHS for the to consider. examined the and said that everything sent Board should go to the She then made a motion the proposal with the that the audit report to the CHS Board. Dean Newland provided on the motion and Hayes discussion. said, "It is in essence Inca all five commissioners Board." replied, "The County g responsibility for the and the audit firm to be in one little bag. I think the audit should said, "CHS has really People on the board. A they know what to and Anderson are way of Clearwater over there (CHS) chair." ~aid, "CHS should be able to throughout the year as the year end audit should looked to Stenseng and are recommending the here?" And, Stenseng spoke up to say, "I the audit comes to the we need to segment off (CHs) and run it as if it facility." 'ounty Attorney Jeanine opinion, "If there is a the report it should the County Board." Called for a vote on the With Oen-Kroening's and those voting for the Oen-Kroening and Nelson and Hayes the amended motion failed now made a motion to as written and Hayes ,SeCond this time. Voting to come to the County Hayes, Nelson and were Solberg and MULTI-PARTY looked to Hayes and ready to disband the now?" aote: This article was the Farmers Independent to questions that were anicle on page 1 State auditor's comments report.) Week at library Books, Barman! at your library? Check and Celebrate Teen 13-19 at your public Regional Library purchased several of interest for teens. Groo and Rufferto, Oh Batman, Maus, and can be borrowed [ic library or requested are illustrated novels and white, come in a artistic styles and the serious or laumorous appeal to a wide and help develop along habit. please call visit FARMERS INI)EPENi)ENT BA(;LEY, MINNESOTA Wednesday October 9, 21)t}2 Pa~e 1 IA Hay-power .... From Elmer Berentsen, Seabeck, Wash. - This is a photo of me, with arguably the last team of oxen broke in Clearwater County. The oxen were about 14 months old in this photo. By the time they were 2-1/2 years old, they had grown considerably. This photo was taken by my Aunt Karen Norgaard on the Norgaard farm, which was one mile north and 1 mile west of Ebro Corner (taken in 1937 - I was nine years old). I was surprised at how obedient these animals became once they were halter broken. My father, Gustav Berentsen, saw the potential for their horsepower (or o x power) and brought the ox harness from his old friend, Eric Belseheim, for 50 cents; and carried them home. The reins were made of half-inch ropes, which he spliced together. The harness was put over horse collars that were turned upside down. The oxen were a little slow on the mower, but were fine on the hay rake. As you can see by the harness design there wasn't much there to hold back the load, as going down hill with a fast wagon was a no-no. Those oxen could be unharnessed in a hurry in that situation! That was just one of my unforgettable experiences with those critters! That would have been one for Ola and Per in the Decorah Poster! You old timers may recognize my hat, it's a C.C.C. issue that belonged to one of my brothers. ql Ce '" "' When Keeping in Touch is so I Very Important -pJ- ~_ When you're on the phone, away from home, or just don't want to "~ answer the phone, Voice Mail answers it for you. It's inexpensive, it's hassle free, and it s simple to use! ,.~ t,~ Whatcha' Waitin' For- just pennies a day!! Mark Edevold wants to go to work for You Mark Edevold supports funding for public education Mark Edevold is deeply concerned about rising health care costs Mark Edevold values working families Mark Edevold believes in responsible Government Mark Edevold supports tax fairness Mark Edevold believes in creating partnerships for a stronger Rural Minnesota Mark Edevold will work hard for all the residents of District 2B Rural Life Rural Values Rural Vision Prlepetred ~ ltmld for by ELECT EDEVOLD. P.O. BOX 486. Begly, MaN 56621 218-694=2856 t" i ' 09 by Susan Narveson The Sept. 16 meeting of the Bagley Board of Education met, with all members present, with the exception of Sheila Fontaine. After [x~d approval of the minutes from the previous meeting, Gary Bratvold presented a number of agenda items. New staffing changes included the hiring of Shelly Sorensen to run the concession stand, a change which required no board action, and board approval to hire Carrie Ham as the new high school multimedia paraprofessional. Supt. Bratvold also notified the board that they had finally received the appraisal on the school's 40-acre property located just east of the bus garage in the north corridor. He told the board that he will contact the buyers to make sure they are still interested. The appraisal, with exact amounts to be sent to the board members, was given in three amounts - the total amount of the area, the amount of area previously requested, and an amount for what would be left over. Supt. Bratvold told the board that the Bagley Economic Development Corp. is interested in looking at the leftover piece and reminded them that the school would retain the five acres previously purchased to make sure the school had access. Supt, Bratvold encouraged board members to attend the Minnesota School Board Association legislative meeting to be held at BHS, adding that there would be representatives from several boards and politicians in attendance. Bratvold reported that during the school bus inspection there was only one bus with points deducted, a fairly serious problem with a buzzer which didn't go off when the emergency door opened. Because bus mechanic Larry Walker replaced it while the inspector was still there, no points were taken off at all. Paula Davis suggested that the board send some sort of acknowledgement for a job well done. Amy Malterud, representing the Elementary Parent Committee, presented a request to the board for permission to do a fundraiser for the elementary desks project, using the Profit Service Company. Maltemd In an addition to the agenda, the board also authorized funds for transportation and three rooms overnight lodging for choir director, projected that last year's $8,000 profit should go up, considering the 53percent commission from Profit Service is 10 percent higher than the Geckler Co. which was used in the past. Rather than door-to-door sales, catalogue orders from students, parents and friends would be taken until Oct. 7, and would then be ready to be picked up at conferences on Nov. 13 and 14. Students would receive incentive prizes for their participation. Board member Melva Theis commented that it was amazing the amount of money that could be raised. In addition to the ongoing desk project, in the past the committee has also sponsored Skate Time, Student Council, and Book Bingo. The motion carried to approve plans tbr the fall fundraiser. Jessie Bassett, BHS Student Council secretary, then outlined a proposal for 2002 homecoming activities. Beginning on Sept. 30, plans for the week included a theme of "Bash the Bears", with daily plans for Dress-up Day, Patriotic Day, Hippie/Seventies Day, Mismatch/Nard Day, ending with Spirit/Hat Day on Friday, with everyone encouraged to wear the school colors of maroon and gold. Special events during the week included the academic awards and coronation ceremony Monday and inm~luction of Homecoming royalty before the Fosston/Bagley varsity volleyball match on Thursday. Friday plans include an 11 a.m. pep feat at the gymnasium, the Homecoming parade at 2:40 p.m., with float entries from each grade 7-12, and some school clubs, followed by the football game against the Lake of the Woods Bears, ending with the homecoming dance at BHS for grades 9-12 from 9-12 o'clock, with music by Todd and Company. Additionally, community members were invited to attend the coronation/academic award ceremony, as well as the pep feat, Homecoming parade, and games. Thanking Jessie for her presentation, the board approved all Homecoming plans. Steve Ragan and select students to attend the choir festival at NDSU on Oct. 13-14. After agreeing that the next regular meeting of the Bagley Board of Education would be held on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the office of the Superintendent, the meeting was adjourned. Your hands may be telling you something Any sign of muscle weakness could mean neuromuscular disease. Call our lifeline, It's toll-free. Muscular Dystrophy Association 11t V '~ 1 "800--572--171 7 Audit differences Continued from page l subtract the operating loss from the non-operating revenue and the figure is the same as Eide Bailly's, a net income of $102,087. While both the stale and Bailly report an income for CHS of $102,087, it is the treatment of the $147,000 supplement from the county by Eide Bailly as operating income that allows the use of the phrase "rosier" describing Bailly's audit. If you subtract the county's supplemental injection of $147,000 into CHS, then CHS would have had an operating loss of $44,913. Hoffman applauded the nursing service and nursing home as portions of the CHS formula that have helped better the bottom line for CHS. The accounting and question of to whom does the final responsibility of the financial health of CItS fall has been a hotly contested issue. Ultimately, the County Board, in a split vote of 3 to 2, voted to make the auditors of CHS report directly to the County Board. {Editorial comment: While CHS would have sustained a loss last year without the county commissioners intervening, it is also necessary to consider the importance of CHS as the major employer in Clearwater County. Without CHS the local economy would definitely suffer. Furthermore, immediate emergency health care would be at least one-half-hour away. While it is certainly right to aim for a day when county revenues won't be needed to sustain the hospital, the hospital's value to the community must also be kept in perspective. } SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 2002 o 10:00 a.m. BEMIDJI, MN DIRECTIONS: BELTRAMI AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Many more items than listed on this well rounded auction 2-3/4 miles north on where everything sells! Very motivated sellers, Note the Hwy #71~ major items in each category. Read complete listing. Mark your calendar & plan to attend this great auction! PICKUP: 1986 Ford F-150 2x4 300, 6 cyl., ext. cab, 8' box, 4 spd. w/topper (good cond.); GUNS: Handgun: Ruger .357 Meg. Blackhawk w/hand tooled holster & belt - #35-93215; J.C, Higgins .22 cal. auto. w/Higgins scope & built-in sling - #58370; Savage .22 cal., bolt action rifle w/Weaver 4X scope; SPORTING: TMC alum. 16' pontoon, w/console steer Mariner 20 hp elec~ start motor; 4-person paddle boat; Evinrude Duck Twin 3 hp boat motor; Fishing tackle; 2 Savoy 26" men's bikes; COLLECTIBLES: Oak 6' shaving stand w/mirror; Oak tressel leg dining room table w/matching sideboard; Oak slant front desk; 1945 Ornate Japanese plant stand; Wicker tea cart; Lane cedar chest; Red Wing #5 BW jug; Red Wing 1/'2 gal. beehive jug; Watt 5" brown bowl; 1959 Tonka dump truck; Tonka grader garbage truck; Buddy L. Texaco tanker & gas pump; HESS gasoline tracks; Old Ertl tractor; Marx train set (works); Fishing Items; Cookie jars; Coca-Cola items; Marbles; Approx. 12,000 baseball, football & basketball cards; 45 & 78 rpm records; Wildlife prints; Wall coffee grinder; Old Eastman telescoping cameras & Morel Glassware: 2 Fiesta plates; Milk glass grape pitcher; 2 Pink Depression candlesticks; 14"x14" Stained glass pane! Other Collectible Items Not Listed!! SHOP & TOOLS: Delta 10" Unisaw w/6' rails - cuts to 48"; Delta 6" Iongbed }inter; Delta 4" jointer (no motor); DeWalt 8" compound mitre saw; DeWaR )anal saw; OTC heavy duty 10 ton porte-power; 2 ind. drill presses; Lumber saw grinder; B&D power mitre saw; 5 HP upright air compresaor; Red/White air compressor; Snap-On Craftsman, S-K socket sets; H.D. wrenches; Shop & carpenter hand tools; YARD & GARDEN: Noma 8 hp, 27" snowblower wlelec, start (like new- used twice!) Simplicity 8 hp, 28" snowblower w/elec, start (V.G) Brute 8 hp, 24" dual stad snowbiower w/elec, start; ; J.D. #185, 18 hp, hydro, lawn tractor w/32" deck, dethatcher & bagger (V.G.); Snapper push mower w/bagger; 4x6 Utility trailer; 1,000 ft. new 1" plastic tubing (125 psi) & Much Morel APPLIANCES: Electric washer/dryer; 50 Gal. natural gas water heater; Natural gas forced air furnace; Natural gas space heater w/blower; HOME ITEMS: Pedestal kitchen table w/6 chairs (V,G.); Simmons green sofa w/matching Iovsseat (in excellent conditioni); Oak 42"x72" TV armoire w14 drawers; Zenith 27" TV, Sanyo 21" TV; Eureka True Hepa upright vac. & Morel INSTRUMENTS: Slide trombone wlcass; 1920's Military trumpet; German No. 2 Jamestown zither; 1950'a Violin - Uke. NORTHSTAR AUCTIONS Randy Black-- 04-211, Be tdji, MN 218-586.2240 Tammy Edck=oe - 29-20, Bemldji, MN 759-89,11 WEBSITE: E-Marl: TERMS: Picture I.D. required to register, Cash, good check, Visa and Mastercard accepted, U,S. Funds, Statements made auction day take precedence. Items sold as is. O~rS L a Rki tlard "Good Go='~ Mlu 1,4olly" Saturday, October 191h Morltgomery Gentry "lily Town" F~l,y, ~ 2Stk 35 miles North of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59 John Michael Hontgomery ; "l Sww' O9cMNA \