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r IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. the Pages 10 YEARS AGO When frost nipped a potted tomato plant in the yard by his office, Bagley attorney Ed Rasrfiussen took the withering plant indoors. In the sunlit lobby of his office, the plant thrived, and the tomatoes were ripening in good fashion. Rasmussen tends to the plant so he can enjoy vine ripened tomatoes yet this fall. The Lake ltasca Region Pioneer Farmers and Ripples met at Faith Lutheran Church to conduct their annual meeting on Oct. 17. Pioneer's president Gayden Stenseng opened the general meeting, after which a number of door prizes were awarded. Stenseng then called Norris and Lila Strandlien forward to be officially recognized as the 1992 show button hen,ryes. The Clearwater County Friends of the Library are proud to announce "The Libri books are here?" What, you ask, are the Libri books? The Libri Foundation is a national, non- profit organization which donates quality children's books to small, rural public libraries in the United States. The Friends of the Library extend their thanks to all who donated books and magazines to their sale. And they say thank you to the Libri Foundation for helping them spur reading enjoyment within children. Deer hunters must purchase their hunting license by Friday, Nov. 6, according to the DNR. Deer hunting license sales close the day before the opening of the season. 50 YEARS AGO The remodeling of the new depot at Bagley was completed this past week, and crews in charge of construction left the village Tuesday night to take on similar operations elsewhere. The new station house presents a fine dressed-up appearance. The outside is covered with wide cedar siding pained white and the roof is of green asphalt shingles. The v~indows are trimmed with glass blocks, except for those in the freight room, and these are entirely of glass block. The 76' x 24' building is connected by an asphalt platform on the south side and at the east entrance where the door to the waiting room is located. The walls of the waiting room are of Celotcx, ~ux.t the floor is of cement with asphalt tile covering. Water and sewer have been installed in the new structure, making a completely modern del:x~t. The office is in the southeast corner, and the freight and express room is located at the west side. Playing at the Pic Theatre this week is "Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick", starring Alan Young ,and Dinah Shore. A happy harvest of fun and songs about the hilarious mis- adventures of a hayseed. A dozen artt one songs, all new, all terrific, in this bouncy rural comedy. On sale at the L.B. Hertz Store this week are soda crackers, 2 lb. box, 44; Hydrox cookies, 35; and toilet tissue, 4 rolls/33. 65 YEARS AGO In addition to the large loading platform built here last summer, and repairs to the earth platform across from the depot, Great Northern railroad workmen are busy now on both the watertank and the section house, making extensive repairs. The watertank is nearly finished being painted with aluminum paint. A crew is also drilling a fine well there, which will be equipped with an automatic pump for the water-tower. The section house is being modernized ",utt remodeled a great deal. A basement is being put under the house, which is also being enlarged and insulated fully, and the entire house will then be repainted. Bagley's new D-X Service station in west Bagley will have its grand openings on Friday and Saturday of this week. The announcement is made by Carl Pfeffer, proprietor, in a page advertisement in this issue of the Independent. Mr. Pfeffer, the owner of the station, formerly lived at Bemidji, and has been in charge of the D-X station here since Oct. 1 when he purchased the property form O.J. Olsen and Son. The Bagley D-X Service station is handling the D-X gasoline, Diamond motor oils and greases known as Diamond products. A carload of livestock was shipped by rail to South St. Paul last weekend by the Clearwater County Cooperative CLEARWATER HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICE Wheelchairs- Walkers- Hospital Beds Oxygen Supplies and Many Other Home Health Care Items ,t IF YOU NEED IT WE CAN GET ITI Store Hours Call: Bagley 694-6210, Clbk. 776-3111 After Store Hours Call Jerry 694-2985 .c I I LINDAHL & CAGE, LTD CERTIFIED pUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS[ Accounting Auditing Income Tax OFFICE HOURS M-F 8:00-5:00 Evenings and Weekends By Appointment 224 N. Main, Bagley Phone 694-6568 FOSSTON, MN FOR APPOINTMENTS CALL: 218-435-1212 888-448-1212 FOR ALL YOUR HEALTH CARE NEEDS ti0 Edward H. Susan Kay RASMUSSEN BAGLEY 694-6565 ATTORNEYS FOSSTON 435-6772 IIIII ,LCOHOLICS Mondays, 8 p m. Solway Lutheran Church, Solway. ANONYMOUS Friday, 8 p.m. Shevlin Fire Hall, Shevlin Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Across from courthouse in Bagley ALANON Mondays, 8 p.m. Solway Lutheran Church, Solway ti2 "- I I DR. DAVID KRETZScHMAR Parker Continued from page IB CHIROPRACTOR BAGLEY CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC M, W, F: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tue & Thur: 8:30 a.m. 12 Noon Saturday by Appointment 103 N Clearwater Avenue Bagley, MN 56621 (218)694-6253 tic Our attention to Saddam now is both Trucking Association, south unit. Jim plausible and timely with or without King, manager, has three times a the coming elections. How and when week, and still can barely keep up with we go after him is a decision for the demand for trucking services, people better equipped with (Editor's note: The 25 years ago segment has information, intelligence and resources gotten "out of sync." and will bc featured again in NovemberA than, say, girls in Madrid dressed like suicide bombers. Or kids in underwear ]H[Ol'll, eTl~orl~ protesting grown-ups. ---er'el" offered Or even some congressmen who apparently don't understand the at Gonvick difference between expressing misgivings among peers in the U.S. Homework help is available |by House of Representatives and accusing families*f District2311 students from their president of lying as they 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday, and schmooze behind enemy lines. Taking Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the library of the Frank Lien School in names, anyone'? Gonvick. An adult family member The naive assertion that we have no may bring school-age children and their right to unseat Saddam is the product homework to study with the children at either of short-term or selective the site; however this is not a drop-off memory. Thirteen months ago, site for students. An adult must Americans could not have been accompany all students. It is not convinced that we should take necessary for students to attend, aggressive action against aI-Qaida There is no pry-registration or cost involved. You may drop in at the site training camps in Afghanistan -- or at your convenience, stay as long as suspected terrorists already living here -- because we believed that someday you want and come as often as you need. You will not be asked to commit soon they would hijack airplanes, to a certain length of time. If you plan destroy the World Trade Center and to come but cannot be at the site by 4 incinerate thousands of innocent p.m. on Wedne~ays or 7 p.m. on civilians. Thursdays, contact Sherry at the Today we're having an equally hard number below at least an hour before time convincing the world that we the scheduled session. To make the should take aggressive action against best use of limited funds, the site will Saddam because we believe he not remain open for the two-hour block if no one has arrived within the eventually will revisit hell on our first 30 minutes, shores and our allies" borders. How Additional sites and times may be long before Bush is demonized for 'added if need exists. If you are failing to connect those dots? interested, but cannot come to either Which is not to say there are not time slot, contact Sherry Hjelle, 218- legitimate concerns about how we 487-6008 to discuss options. A proceed. For a thorough analysis of the brochure will be coming home with potential nightmare of a post-Saddam your student soon. Iraq, read James Fallows' excellent article in the November issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Fallows interviewed Library will be dozens of experts about what might closed on Oct. 14 follow Saddam's overthrow and All Lake Agassiz Regional Library projected that our involvement in Iraq (LARL) branches, including the could be perhaps decades long, hugely Regional Office in Moorhead, will be expensive and far more hands-on than closed on Monday, Oct. 14, for its we envision. It is not a heartening annual all-staff workshop. LARL staff read. will meet at the Detroit Lakes Public Library for staff training and Nevertheless, our commitment to development, removing Saddam is fair, just, Bagley is among local public necessary and even noble, given the libraries located in the LARL System. hypocrisy of other nations willing to watch us die for their eventual benefit. Whether we're up to the task, that's the real question. FARMERS INDEPENDENT BAGLEY, October 9, 2002 Kathleen Parker, an Orlando Sentinel columnist, welcomes comments via e-mail at Community Calendar Immunizations for Hepatitis B (HBV), Diptheria, Tetanus and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP), Haemophilus Influenza type B (HIB), Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Varicella will be given by the Clearwater County Nursing Service in Bagley on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the former Child Care Center Building, across from the Court House. Clinic hours are from 3 to 5. Minnesota Care and MA will pay for immunizations. Please bring your card to the clinic. Immunization services provided at these clinics should not be substituted for the child's usual well-child visits with his or her physician. Please bring you child's immunization record to the office. The Singles' Christian Fellowship will meet on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. at the Embassy Community Center at the corner of 3rd and North Eaton Avenue in Fosston. Special guests for the day will be author, columnist and garden expert Eric Bergerson of Fertile. Small prizes will be needed for one of the day's activities. Other things planned for the day will be a short business meeting, a devotional, an attendance gift and there will be a potluck supper at 5 p.m. All single adults are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Mae Johannessohn at (218) 435-197 I. The Zion of Eddy Ladies Aid meets on Monday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at the church. Lunch served from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Hostesses are Alice and Debbie Lewis. All are welcome? The Bagley Garden Club meets on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Karen Gahlon home. Roll call will be what bulbs you have planted. Program will be videos on "Fall Garden Care". Door prize by Karen Gahion. Hostess is Karen Gahlon. Garden tip: Be sure to get spring flowering bulb into the ground before the soil freezes. You can't store them to plant next To List Your Meetings or Free Events Here. Mail The Information P.O. Box 130. Bagley. You and your friends invited to "October Fesf' Brunch, featuring: Happy Faces" Mclntosh. Music by: Becky Overmoe Speaker: Dee Fero of Minnesota "Broken Dreams Mending Hearts" Wed., Oct 2002.9:30 a.m. at the Community Center Mclntosh. Brunch $5.25. Brunch Reservations: Men., 6 p.m.) Cancellations essential. Phone Bee (218) 694-6118; Hilma (218) 435-1495; Alpha (218) 563-3382; Ila Mahlen J (218) 687-3663; Beverl (218)776-3897. Free babysitting by rese brunch. Prayer connections (open and planning team) Wed., a.m. at Susan Stiner's, 5 of Fosston on Hwy. 2, 76. Sponsored by Fosston Christian Women's Club. The ADD/ADHD and Support Group of meets at 6 p.m. Monday, in the North Country Hospital 1300 Anne St. NW, Bemidji- The support group help those lives, whether or professional, are Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. charge to attend. The Shevlin Garden will hold their monthly Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Nancy Ames, Nancy as The business meeting begins p.m. Roll call will be have a favorite house Program will be on house Hope to see you Saturday, at the District meeting. speakers Suraya Sadeed, the executive director of Children, will discuss during a 4 p.m. prograna, although she cannot respond to all mail individually, spring or fall. Your only other room 100 of Hagg-Sauer option is to force them for winter Bemidji State University blooming indoors. The presentation will ; ,-~ cRISIs C'~, : lqr Itasca's travels throughout assessing educati~mal and .x~ ~ ~V~ .__elp needs with that country's ~" ~ % i!s i tii pines byjiningeducatin" she will alsRoseCampaign, an e volunteer force American school children children of similar ages. (m)s~l.65rz ~ (8.),~ Autumn is here and the cooler Open tothepublic at nO e-mail: center, weather signals the last push to prepare appearance in Bemidji is a Confidential Support ,Advocacy Services Itasca State Park for the winter season. Crisis Intervention Support Groups Monday morning Kim and Peggy took visit after a previous Affiliate of Headwaters lntervention Center some residents to the Resident Council Please join Itasca staff for autumn postponed due to an Office Phone:218-694-21131P0 Box3 Rally in Crookston. Perry and some guys resource management activities, northern Afghanistan that Fax(218) 694-2834 Bagley,MN 56621 met in the Activity room to do some more including cone collecting, bud capping, assistance. ; ~t,-.~, sanding on their wood projects. In the and shrub and tree transplanting. More information on the "~ afternoon we enjoyed playing bingo with For cone collecting, we harvest the available by contacting volunteer helpers, Harriet Holm, Gladys mature cones from the ground as the Research, Memorial Lays,n, Ev Bagne, Pat Johnson and Mike squirrels cut them, and then take them State University, 1500 INSURANCE AGENCY and Lorraine Sorenson, Mabel Storm, and to Badoura Nursery for seed extraction Drive NE, Bemidji MN Chris Petterson were the happy black out and growing new tress for the park. (218-755-2764). Office in Triangle Sales & Service Building winners. Bud-capping is a method of Life .Health .Auto , Tuesday morning Bernice Magnussen protecting young pine trees from deer and Helen Nordlund were here early to set predation by stapling a small piece of First Homeowners hair for the ladies. Debra Rush gave paper around the growing tip of a Farm .Disability devotions and lead us in hymn singing young pine. During the late fall and is with Grace lqyland playing the piano, winter, deer tend to nip the last green USDA Call Gary 694-2027 Alvin Olberg celebrated his birthday with thing sticking out of the snow-the ,c family as his special dinner guests, growing tip of the pine. If we do not U.S. Rep. Collin Happy Birthday Alvin! In the afternoon protect these tress from deer browsing, announced that First C --~fr Kitchen Band Sally Gunning played there may nt be a new generatin f Services in Fsstn has EASE the piano and we accompanied her with young pines to succeed the old ones as USDA Rural I1,,. F H J]ur instruments' Ellen Lien vlunteered t they cme dwn' $2.4 million as UNERAL OME help change the door decorations around With the new visitor center and road Community Facility Three Generations ] the center, work, there is a lot of open ground to program. The Rural l get revegetated with native plants. We funds will be used to Of Professional Service | Wednesday morning Linda and some / residents met in the chapel to listen to will be transplanting a variety of trees construct an addition P 4-6 ~)music together during Notes of Joy.| and shrubs around the new park visitor "With the news of ~( HONE 69 600 Albert Thorsen celebrated his birthday by center to help speed nature along, expansion and the jobs " " inviting his family to eat dinner with "Protect the Pines" come collecting, vegetable plant, Fosston i~ him. Happy Birthday Albert? in the bud-capping, and transplanting dates to better economic BAGLEY DENTAL P.A. afternoon some ladies met and made are scheduled for: said. "I'm looking special cupcakes for Creative Cooking *Friday, Oct. 1 1, 1 to 4 p.m. community's continued TODD SANDWICK, DDS class. In the evening . Phylis gave *Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 to 3 p.m. First Care Medical MARY JONES, DDS devotions in the chapel with Lorraine *And possibly Saturday, Oct. 19 Pat Wangler indicated Tvietbakk providing the special music, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. was in great need of rnod JILL NELSON, DDS Thursday morning Pastor Verlyn Other dates and times may be result of changes in Monday thru Friday Strenge gave Worship Services in the arranged for those interested, rise of outpatient Office at Peterson HOwe. Bidg. chapel with Linda playing the piano, in On all scheduled dates, meet at theexpansion will include a 13 Main Ave N, Bagley the afternoon toes were tapping to the new Park Headquarters adjacent to theoutpatient care, wonderful accordion music of Jim Caccia. new Visitor Center of Itasca State cardiac wellness, and other; Phone 694-6571~ ~ Friday morning the beauty shop was Park. All ages are welcome; no growth of services is , open early for business with Eileen Lien experience is necessary. Please bring a Wangler said. and Betty setting hair and visiting with stapler (some will be provided), sack Construction on the the ladies. Cliff Fisher gave devotions in lunch if working the full day (drinks expected to begin CLINIG ..... the chapel with Lurae playing the piano, will be provided), and wear appropriate 121 Central St. W, eagl~, MN Pastor Verlyn Strenge gave Sunday outdoor gear (you might be walking in RUDD B. THABI=S, D.O. morning devotions in the chapel with tall grasses or through brambles). If it Becky providing the special organ music, is gently raining or snowing bud- " Family Practice In the afternoon Rudy Torgerson capping and transplanting take place. If Ame~eall NAN VOBR MSN~ C-FNP celebrated his birthday with his family. , the weather is truly bad, work will be Family Nurse Practitioner Happy Birthday Rudy! rescheduled to another date. Phone(218)694-6281 We extend our deepest sympathy and For further information, contact prayers to the family and friends of Agnes Becky Marry, Itasca State Park OFF|OIt HOUR~ Anderson and Zoe Jensen who both Resource Manager at 218-266-2112 (or Mon,-Frl, 8130 - 4.30 p.~ passes away this week. becky.,,tart) We are an Aware Gold & Medica Provider Volunteers helping, sharing always Preferred One & Minnesota Care-Blue Plus caring. tie