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Discover your inner child in negotiations -By Harvey Mackay
We were treated pretty well back when we were in diapers. We made our wishes known, and the world as we knew it listened. When we wanted to be fed, we were fed. No waiting around for the dinner to get done or the waiter to notice us jumping up and down and waiving our arms. When we were feeling a little damp, we just vocalized our concern and whammo, it was all taken care of. Ah, the good old days. And the lessons from those early days can serve us well as adults, says Herb Cohen, the Grand Master of Negotiation. Herb’s book You Can Negotiate Anything was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly a year and is considered one of the greatest negotiation books of all time. I recently talked to my good friend Herb, and I’m passing along some of his negotiating tips that really make a lot of sense. Herb said: “If you think about it, who, in this society, are among the most successful negotiators? In other words, who are people who seem to get what
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they want? I would answer that: children. Children are little people in a big person’s world. They are people without formal authority or power, yet they seem to get what they want.” What is it that these little people do so well? Herb listed four examples: Number one, they aim high. They understand that if you expect more, you get more. Herb says, “Raise your sights.” There is so much that you don’t know, that the other side doesn’t reveal to you that’s negative for them, so raise your sights. Ask for more, you get more. Second, recognize that “no” is an opening bargaining position, just as children do. A lot of people think “no” is final. No. “No” means at this particular moment in time the other side looks at this negatively. In fact, it takes a while to get used to a “no” idea. You may have surprised them with a “no.” When people hear an idea for the first time, they react negatively. Recognize that. Three, get in the habit of forming coalitions, like children do. Very few of us are solitary decision makers. Herb said: “Whom do kids form coalitions with? Their grandparents. In other words, they make a request of their mother. Mother says no. They make the same request to their father. Father says no. They appeal to their next level, to their grandparents, which is easy because they have a common enemy, the parents. Kids are not that smart, not that experienced.” Herb says that kids are good negotiators because they are naive. They say things like, “I don’t know. I don’t understand. Help me.” And that works. In fact, a lot of executives think it’s their job in a negotiation to tell the other side how brilliant they are and what their background is. Not a winning strategy. If you’re brilliant or intelligent, let the
other side discover it. Don’t help them. In other words, you don’t even want to look too good in a negotiation. Last of all, kids tend to be tenacious and persistent. They wear you down. So be persistent, repeat your point over and over again. Wear the other side down. If you do some of these things, you become much more effective, you become a much better negotiator, and you make things happen. Herb’s wisdom resonates with anyone who has ever dealt with a youngster. It seems to me these strategies are not mean or threatening. They aren’t sneaky or deceitful..You can look across the bargaining table and know that you are being upfront, direct and determined. Your motives are honest, your position is clear and your desired outcome is unmistakable. Now keep in mind, I’m not suggesting that you act childish. Just reprogram your thinking to a child-like view. Clear out the clutter and ask for what you want. No, ask for more than you want. Then be prepared to accept less than you ask for. That makes the other side feel like they have gotten a real concession from you. So stunningly simple, yet blindingly brilliant. You’ll learn a lot from your kids, but few lessons will be more useful in your business life than learning how to effectively negotiate. But remember, no whining! Mackay’s Moral: Think like an adult, but negotiate like a child. Reprinted with permission from nationally syndicated columnist Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” and the new book “We Got Fired!...And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us.”
Upcoming Events JULY 14 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Monthly Membership Meeting at 4:30 p.m. and Evening Meal at 5:00 p.m. at the center. • Community Builders Meeting at 2 p.m. at the Village Café, Grey Eagle. JULY 16-17 • Sacred Heart Parish Festival & Parade, Freeport. See ad on page 12. JULY 20-23 • Sauk River Players Presents Annie Get Your Gun at 7:30 p.m. at the Melrose School Auditorium. JULY 20 • Freeport Community Center Chicken Fry from 5-8 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. See ad on page 5. JULY 21 • Summer Social, BBQ, Pie & Ice Cream & Silent Auction from 5-7 p.m. at the Upsala Community Center.
JULY 23 • Grey Eagle United Methodist Church Annual BBQ Luncheon from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m along with the Craft and Bake Sale. AUGUST 28 • St. Francis of Assisi 56th Annual Fall Festival. ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS • Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Grace Alive, Albany. ALBANY TOWNSHIP • Meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall. • Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall. BURNHAMVILLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Burtrum City Hall. BURTRUM CITY COUNCIL • Meets the first Monday of the month at
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Birth Announcements Lynn Marie Frieler
Jennifer and Dustin Frieler of Greenwald are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lynn Marie Frieler, born July 9, 2011 at 11:08 a.m. at the CentraCare Health System-Melrose. Lynn weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Grandparents are Tom and Linda Frieler of Greenwald and Charla and the Late Thomas Bueckers of Melrose. Great grandparents are Leona Frieler of Greenwald, Millie Wolf of Eden Valley and Catherine Allison of Cape Girardeau, MO.
Sarah and Michael Klemmer of Cold Spring are proud to announce the birth of their daughter born July 2, 2011 at the Albany Area Hospital & Medical Center. Lori and James Arceneau of St. Martin are proud to announce the birth of their son born July 11, 2011 at the Albany Area Hospital & Medical Center.
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Art and Cindy Johnson of Grey Eagle are proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Amanda to Luke Fuechtmann, son of Henry and Agnes Fuechtmann of Sauk Centre. Amanda is a 2008 graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. She is currently working as a Banker at U.S. Bank in Little Falls. Luke is a 2009 graduate of St. Cloud Technical College where he received his associates degree in plumbing. He is currently working for Bitz Plumbing and Heating in Grey Eagle. An August wedding is planned.
I would like the thank all the people that came to help celebrate my 90th birthday. Thanks for all the beautiful cards I received. It was just wonderful! I didn’t know I had so many friends. Thank you, thank you! God bless each and every one of you.
The family of Jeremy Pazik would like to express their deepest gratitude to everyone for all the love, prayers, visits, calls, food, flowers, memorials and support (on going) throughout his ten month battle with cancer and passing. To Pastor Trisha Jorgenson for her time with Jeremy, prayers, support and Special Service. To the musicians for the beautiful, fitting music and songs. To Jeremy’s friends, his pallbearers, our family and friends, Miller Carlin, Gethsemane Church Ladies, St. Cloud Hospital, Hospice, Dr. Donald Jurgens and staff at Coborn’s Cancer Center, HDL and his co-workers, friends from MCI, his siblings friends, and his girlfriend Holly for standing beside him and loving him. God bless you all! Jeremy, you are missed and loved immensely. You are our Special Angel!
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Irene M. Czech
Obituaries Ann M. Hanauska
Ann M. Hanauska, age 70 of Albany, died Sunday, July 10, 2011 surrounded by her family at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minnesota. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Michael Naughton, O.S.B. officiating. Entombment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Seven Dolors gathering area in Albany. Ann Marie Imdieke was born April 4, 1941 in Riverside, California to Albert and Beata (Boeckerman) Imdieke. She was united in marriage to Donald “Don” Hanauska on June 10, 1961 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Meire Grove. She was a graduate of Melrose High School and worked at the Albany High School. Ann started Don’s I-94 in Albany in 1979 and continued to work and own the store until her retirement. She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany and the Christian Mothers. Ann enjoyed the
outdoors, flowers, having coffee with friends, traveling, and loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, Don Hanauska of Albany; children, Bob (Julie) Hanauska of Albany and Julie (Jeremy) Glenz of Richmond; six grandchildren, Melissa, Ashley, Christopher, Sarah, Brody, and Carter; 1 great-grandson, Alex; and sister, Lila (Gary) Backes of St. Joseph. Ann was preceded in death by her parents. Serving as honorary bearers will be Melissa Lashinski, Ashley Hanauska, Christopher Hanauska, Sarah Hanauska, Brody Glenz, Carter Glenz, and members of the Christian Mothers.
Quentin G. Pauly
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Women, and the National Wildlife Federation. She loved birds and she loved to fish. Her favorite hobbies included quilting, crocheting, gardening, reading and most of all, she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Irene is survived by her husband, Theodore, Holdingford; her children; Debbie (John) Binsfeld, Holdingford; Cheryl (Chuck) Barnes, Holdingford; Floyd (Nellie) Czech, Glencoe; Bonnie (Robert) Soltis, Upsala; Pamela (Donald) Fischer, Albany; Virgil (Sheila) Czech, Holdingford; Loran Czech, Holdingford; Gwen (Al) Seitz, Sauk Centre, 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 step-granddaughter She is also survived by her brothers, Clarence Chromey, Richmond; Edward Chromey, Wadena; and Ervin Chromey, Blaine; and many relatives and friends. Irene is preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter, Terri Jane Soltis, great-granddaughter, Ava Marie Fischer, and her brothers and sisters; Leona McArthur, Caroline Broil, Roman Chromey, Norbert Chromey, Louise Mager, Juletta Rakotz and Leander Chromey.
Gloria R. Arnzen
Gloria R. Arnzen, age 67, of Sauk Centre, died from Mesothelioma on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the St. Michael’s Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 14 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ron Dockendorf officiating. Inurnment will be at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Ward Springs following the lunch. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church in Grey Eagle. Gloria Rose Arnzen was born May 6, 1944 in Sauk Centre to Alois and Walburga (Ahrens) Arnzen. She graduated
in 1962 from Sauk Centre High School. She worked as a dental assistant starting in 1963 for Dr. Krebs dental office and in 1987 for Dr. James Williams dental office as secretary until March of 2011. She enjoyed playing softball, bowling, and mowing her lawn. Gloria was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. Survivors include her sisters and brother, Bernice (Ralph) Larson of Coon Rapids, Donna (Jim) Weidner of Cold Spring, Doretta (Pat) Sprenger of Brainerd, and James (Sharon) Arnzen of Sauk Centre; many nieces and nephews; and her cats, Goldie and Cuddles. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; one infant sister; three infant brothers; one niece; and one nephew. Serving as urn bearer will be Nancy Arnzen, cross bearer will be Diane Arnzen, scripture bearer will be Janice Billmann, and lector will be Mike Weidner.
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My Futile Iroquois Research By Saralee Perel In the 1960’s, the Seneca Nation, one of six Native American groups that comprise the Iroquois, were forced to relocate to another state. Can you picture
this happening to you? Timothy Pickering, the personal envoy of President Washington to the Senecas, promised, “This Treaty of 11 November 1794 is a new and important security against your being cheated; and shows the faithful care which the United States now means to take for the protection of your lands.” It didn’t stick. The Supreme Court dismissed lawsuits. The treaty was broken. Construction of the Kinzua Dam began in the
1960’s. As expected, it flooded the Seneca’s land. They were moved to Salamanca, New York. How do I know about this? I was there. In, “Now That the Buffalo’s Gone,” Buffy Sainte-Marie sang: “Has a change come about Uncle Sam Or are you still taking our lands? A treaty forever George Washington signed, He did, dear lady, he did, dear man, And the treaty’s been broken by Kinzua Dam, And what will you do for these ones?” The purpose of the dam was flood control along the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers. I’m not dismissing this. But another major benefit was described on so many websites about the dam, that I stopped counting. “Totally surrounded by forest, Kinzua Dam and Allegheny
Cecilia I. Gerads
Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Cecilia Irene Gerads, age 85 of Albany (formerly Upsala) will be 11 AM, July 19, 2011 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church of St. Francis. Father Michael Kellogg will officiate, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Cecilia died at the Albany hospital July 11, 2011. Friends may call from 9:30-11 AM with sharing starting at 10AM, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Ceil was born October 30, 1925 to Stanley and Mary (Symanietz) Scepaniak in Holdingford. She grew up on the farm in Holdingford. After graduating from Holdingford High School, she went on to college at St. Cloud State University where she obtained a teaching degree in 1975. Her 30 plus year teaching career started in a one-room country school, and ended with her retirement in the 80s as the Media Specialist with the Upsala School District. She met Paul Gerads through a friend who connected them as pen pals while Paul was serving in the Army during WWII. They were married on August 13, 1946 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church of Holdingford, and were married 64 years
until Paul’s death in 2010. They had 8 children together. Her interests included gardening, quilting, crafting, reading, family, and high school musicals. Her love of sewing produced many quilts which she not only gifted to each of her grandchildren but to her church parishes over the years as well. She devoted much of her time and energy to her family, and in her retirement, enjoyed 20 years of running P and C’s Attic in St. Francis with her husband Paul. Ceil was an active member of the St. Francis Christian Mothers, the Legion Auxiliary, and the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church of St. Francis. Cecilia is survived by her children, Arlene (Dick) Perlinger, Swanville; Jim Gerads, St. Francis; Al (Beverly) Gerads, Rice; Betsy (Marty) Mahowald, St. Cloud; Joan (Dennis) Sand, Albany; Helen (Greg) Clark, Punta Gorda, FL; Kathy (Bob) Head, Punta Gorda, FL; Trish (Jeff) Johnson, Avon; her 14 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband Paul Gerads, her brothers Al Scepaniak, John Scepaniak, her sister Irene Bessenhoffer, and her daughter-in-law Nancy Kay Gerads.
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Is it what’s WRONG with these kids? or what’s RIGHT with these kids? By Jeffrey Gitomer Kids! I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today! Kids! Who can understand anything they say? Kids! They are disobedient, disre-
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Why can’t they be like we were, Perfect in every way? What’s the matter with kids today? Those are the lyrics from the song “Kids,” from the Broadway play Bye Bye Birdie, written by Lee Adams. And while you may think they were written about today’s generation of kids, the song was written in 1959 – more than 50 years ago. In 1959 there was no computers, cell phones, Internet, Super Mario, cable TV, or fax machines – and of course no iPods. Most companies have multi-generational salespeople and multi-generational customers. The more experienced salespeople and sales managers are always criticizing or blaming youth for what they are not, what they don’t bring to the table, what’s wrong with them, and why they’re not more like “us.” It’s referred to as a “generation gap.” And for the most part it’s self-imposed. Self-imposed generational gaps are caused by a failure to understand, embrace, and communicate. An easier way to describe it is: “It’s not like what we do, therefore it’s wrong.” And that statement can be made from one group to another and vice-versa.
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FACT: Generation gaps are timeless. They apply to EVERY generation of kids and adults for the past 200 years. These days, people over 40 have tried to segment kids by category. Genthis or gen-that. How about “gen-smart” or “they’re a generation smarter than we are”? How about “gen-impatient” or “they’re a generation with no patience for anyone (including employers – maybe even including you) who doesn’t get it”? How about “gen-Facebook”? Many older people, like fools, are trying to block it or control it. Good luck! Take a lesson from recent history – the government of Egypt tried to do the same thing – the kids won. Same with Twitter. (Have you tweeted yet?) AHA – MAJOR AHA! Instead of concentrating on what kids don’t do, and what they are not, why don’t you try to find out what’s RIGHT with them? As you’re looking, you may want to start with your attitude, because it’s likely you’re beginning your search
with blame rather than acceptance. If you want to blame somebody, just look in the mirror, buddy. You may want to start with exercise and diet. Instead of giving me a laundry list of what’s wrong with kids today, why don’t you embrace the new generation as the next generation and teach them what your parents taught you or teach them what your first boss taught you, and be the example of a generation bridge rather than a generation gap. Better stated, it’s your responsibility to bridge the gap. Instead of telling me what’s wrong with kids (and rather than telling me what’s wrong with you – which might be a longer list), I’m challenging you to embrace the now generation by understanding what they embrace: • They embrace new. • They embrace now. • They embrace next (change is great – it means cooler, better, faster). • They embrace technology. • They embrace online. • They embrace speed. Kids continued to pg 9
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• They embrace each other. • They embrace the easiest way. • They embrace texting. • They embrace games. • They embrace photos and videos. • They embrace (and value) free time. And if your computer’s broke, who is gonna fix it? KIDS! This morning, as I was writing this article, a tweet came to me. “It’s much harder to embrace ‘what is’ than ‘what was,’ but it’s way more profitable.” After I posted the thought, it immediately gained re-tweet status by young and old alike. There are other realities of youth. They dress differently (more relaxed), they speak differently (less or zero political correctness), and they communicate differently (my granddaughter Morgan told me she would rather text than talk). So the real challenge for you as an older person and/or you as a younger person is to understand one another. The younger generations, whatever their challenges or faults may be, are clearly technologically superior. They’re also willing to eagerly accept what’s next rather than fear change. (They line up outside of the Apple store for hours to get the newest product.) And they’re leaning away from professional toward friendly. Is it right? Is it wrong? Neither, it’s different. Certainly different than how I was raised. Maybe the same applies to you. But different is not bad, different may in fact be better, and in this case, I believe it is. I believe that new, now, next, technology, Internet, online, speed, texting, games, video, and free time are all good things – and at some point may actually lead to greater productivity and greater profits in any job function and in any company. You cannot dictate freedom to use or not use social media; it’s too late for that. It’s already free. You may shut it
off at work but everyone is still getting notified on his or her smart phone, and that might be good or bad for you, depending on your actions. The business world, the work world, and especially the sales world, is at present, upside-down. Opportunities abound. Especially in the face of naysayers and negative people. If you want to win, befriend youth. And youth, if you want to win, befriend experience. Together, take advantage of every opportunity in this slowly rebounding economy. Don’t fight each other, embrace each other for who you are and what your talents are, and you will win. Jeffrey Gitomer is the author of The Sales Bible, and The Little Red Book of Selling. President of Charlotte-based Buy Gitomer, he gives seminars, runs annual sales meetings, and conducts Internet training programs on sales and customer service at www.trainone.com. He can be reached at 704/333-1112 or e-mail to email@example.com.
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The Ambassadors Music Ministry Team from the Association Free Lutheran Bible School in Minneapolis, MN, will present an inspirational concert at Word of Life Free Lutheran Church in Upsala on Monday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Christian music ranging from traditional to contemporary. The five member team will travel for a total of 10 weeks this summer, going as far south as Texas, as far west as Colo-
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Senior Dining Menus: July 18 - 22 FRI., JULY 22: Baked potato w/ Albany broccoli/cheese, lettuce salad, breadMON., JULY 18: Deviled pork chop, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, peaches, pudding. TUE., JULY 19: Breaded fish, tartar sauce, fried potatoes, coleslaw, dinner roll, s’mores bar. WED., JULY 20: Cook’s choice. THUR., JULY 21: Liver & onions or mushroom & onion steak, whipped potatoes, gravy, peas, applesauce. FRI., JULY 22: Hamburger/rice casserole, garden salad, beets, ice cream gelatin. ~ The Lighter Side Menu ~ MON., JULY 18: Chicken chili, Italian lettuce salad, vegetable sticks, dinner roll, pudding. TUE., JULY 19: Chicken caesar salad, breadstick, s’mores bar. WED., JULY 20: Cook’s choice. THUR., JULY 21:” Beef/broccoli stir-fry, rice, mandarin orange salad, applesauce.
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The Upsala Upstage Players present Seven Brides for Seven Brothers The Upsala Upstage Players present Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, based on a book by Lawrence Kasha and David S. Landay on July 29, 30, and August 1st at 7:30 p.m. and July 31 at 2:00 p.m., in the Upsala High School auditorium. In the 1850s, Adam Pontipee (Andy Benson) goes to town to find a wife to help care for him and his 6 unruly backwoodsmen brothers. He gets more than he bargains for when he marries Millie Bradon
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Melrose/Sauk Centre Deanery Tour of Churches August 9 The Melrose/Sauk Centre Deanery Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring a tour of 7 of the churches in the Melrose/Sauk Centre Deanery on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. Plan to meet at St. Benedict Church in Avon for Mass at 8:00 a.m., have rolls & coffee, tour the church, then car/ van-pool to the other churches. We will stop for lunch at the Holdingford Senior Center, then continue the tour, planning to arrive back at Avon at approximately 5:00 p.m. Costs will be minimal. You
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that any person connected with the bargaining process can remember. #3 While a hard freeze was the ultimate objective of the Board, this was the best deal that the Board believed attainable. There will be some that will disagree (indeed, the Board vote was not unanimous) and they have a right to their opinion and this writer certainly will respect this. However, the process of collective bargaining does not grant the School Board the authority to dictate the terms of a contract, they must negotiate all items at the table.
Albany Library Minnesota Amazing Animals: Thursday, July 14, 10-11:00 a.m. for children ages 3-12. Staff from St. John’s Arboretum will present the program, educating children on the incredible adaptations of Minnesota’s wildlife through interactive games, storytelling, and an art project. The attendance limit is 30 and preregistration is required. Gardening Story Time: Thursday, July 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m. for children ages 3-6. Listen to some gardening stories with Kathy and enjoy a special gardening craft afterwards. The attendance limit is 20 and preregistration is required. This programming is cosponsored by the Friends of the Albany Library. Melrose Library Bottom of the Hill Band performance: Thursday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m., at the Melrose Sauk River Park Pavilion, part of the city’s Music on the River series. Concessions will be available. For information about library activi-
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Community Builders City Wide Garage Sales Grey Eagle/Burtrum Area GEM FEST Weekend Saturday, July 23 Anyone interested in having a garage sale this weekend and would like to be on the map, please contact Shelly at 320-285-2256 (Central MN Credit Union) by July 19th.
Farmers Market • Saturday, July 23 Bank Parking Lot
Deadline for Next Thursday’s Paper is Monday, July 18 ON-SITE MANAGER
Quiet 15 Unit Bldg in Meire Grove Cleaning & Resident Relations Partial Rent on 1 or 2 Br Apt Call Dave at 866-378-4881
30 Pallets of Clay Bricks
Being Auctioned on K-BID.com
From 100 Year Old David Pangburn Dairy Barn of Sauk Centre
FREE Delivery Within 20 Miles of Grey Eagle
Nights & Weekends Apply in Person at Shipwrex or contact Shawn at
Full Time Construction Worker
Experience Preferred, But Not Necessary. Benefits Include: Health & Life Insurance, Pension Plan, Vacation Pay Apply In Person at
29033 Co Rd 17 in St. Rosa No Phone Calls Please!
WANTED TO BUY
Standing Timber: All Species Specialize in Selective Harvesting.
We do a nice clean job, all tops are pulled out of woods. We also do clear cuts. Certified by the State of Minnesota.
Baum's Logging • 320-285-3565
Wanted Scrap Iron Anything • Any Amount • Any Where
Specializing in Combines, Also Cars & Buses - Will Pick Up
APARTMENTS FOR RENT In Albany 1 & 2 Bedroom Call Loreen for Availability!
APARTMENTS FOR RENT Quiet 1 & 2 Bedrooms Oak Grove Living in Meire Grove Under New Management & Taking Applications Rents at $560 & $650 a Month Ask about our Senior Discount!
Call Dave at 866-378-4881
Townhomes For Rent
RUMMAGE/BAKE SALE: Hot beef sandwiches. Saturday, July 23: 9-1. GEM Fest weekend, city wide garage sales, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Grey Eagle. WANTED TO BUY: Good slaughter cows, big bulls, also lumpjaw, foundered, lame steers, etc. (Pay with green.) Henry Kasper, 320-547-9913. 8/11P
WANTED: Spaetzle dumpling maker, reasonable price. Call 320-845-7797. WANTED: Older, broken or unwanted guitars, violins, banjos, or any stringed instrument in any condition. Call 320-4202625 or 320-363-4260. WANTED: Any calendar that has pictures on the top for making greeting cards. Call 320-285-2289.
2 Bedrooms • No Steps Community Room All Maintenance Included Attached Double Car Garage Available
For Info. Call 320-749-2611
Rent Is Based on Income & Includes:
•All Utilities, except Phone & Cable •Free Laundry •Free Computer w/On-Line Access •Exercise Equipment •Use of Two Entertainment Rooms Smoke Free •On-Site Customized Living Service Office Building •“Crime Free Housing” Unit •and Much More.
Stop in or call for an application and more information.
ROSE VIEW MANOR 16 E. First St. S., Melrose
320-256-4600 Mornings 320-256-4422 Evenings
FOR SALE: Crestliner 16’ fishing/ski boat, 1984 Johnson 70 HP, fair condition, $2,950 or B/O. Call 320-285-4965. 7/21 FOR SALE: 2 Sofa-beds, sofa/loveseat set, upholstered chairs, dining room, end tables, dressers, night stands, TVs, and more. Call 320-285-4965. FOR SALE: White side by side refrigerator/freezer, $275; round 42” kitchen table and chairs, $75; 40” three-drawer dresser w/large mirror, $50. Call 320-285-5521. 7/21 FOR SALE: 2008 Ford Ranger, 57,000 miles 4 cylinder, 5-speed, regular cab, shortbox, topper, new tires, 25+ MPG. $9,995. Call 320-732-2272. FOR SALE: Chihuahua puppies, 2F long haired chocolate pups, excellent pups. Call 320-492-8032. FOR SALE: Rocking chair with cane back, excellent condition. Call 320-4928032. FOR SALE: Wood crutches, adjustable. Call 320-492-8032. FOR SALE: King Charles Cavelier pups, blenhiem and white, all shots up to date, excellent quality. Call 320-492-8032.
FOR SALE: Cracked corn & oats for chicken feed. Call 320-285-7941.
FOR SALE: 1988 Oldsmobile station wagon, very good condition in and out, like new tires. Call 320-492-8032.
FOR SALE: 8N Ford tractor, $2,500; 9N Ford tractor, $2,700. Call 320-285-2308.
FOR SALE: Bifold doors, good condition, 24 inch. Call 320-492-8032.
FOR SALE: 1999 Suzuki dirt bike, nice shape, RM.80; John Deere 108 mower, $350. Call 320-360-9689.
FOR SALE: Firewood, cut, split, dry, also boiler wood, $100 cord. Call 320845-2043, leave message. tfn
FOR SALE: Dock (6) 10 ft. sections, 60 ft. total with hardware, $100 a section, Mound Lake. Call Kevin 763-567-8110. 7/14
FOR SALE: 3x3x8’ square grass hay, 4’x5’ rounds, net wrapped, stored inside, also corn and wheat straw, delivery available. Call 320-761-0734. tfn
FOR SALE: Sawdust, great for bedding young stock, horses. Call Brian, 320-3933551, location Sauk Rapids. 9/1P
HOME FOR SALE: In Melrose on golf course, 4 BR, 1.5 BA, large lot, $145,000. Call 218-820-9998.
FOR SALE: Boat lift, $175; 20 gallon water heater, $50. Call 320-547-2487.
FOR SALE: By owner, Big Birch, #30928 south shore. Call 615-604-3814.
FOR SALE: Spring hatches of Guineas, three ages, $3-$4 each. Call 285-2551.
FOR RENT: 2 BR home on Big Birch Lake, A/C, $700 per week. Call Bob 651485-8888. 7/21P
Long Prairie: Terrace Townhome Melrose: Village Townhome East Village Townhome Glenwood: Gables Townhome Sauk Centre: Centre Crossing Townhome Centre Village Townhome Little Falls: Edgewater Townhome Courtyard Townhome Royalton: Platwood Townhome
FOR RENT: 1 BR APARTMENTS
Equal Housing Opportunity
GARAGE SALE: July 22-23, 8 a.m.2 p.m.; Grey Eagle United Methodist Church. Furniture, etc., at Lake Country Storage. Also, Craft, Bake Sale and Luncheon on Saturday. 7/21
WANTED: Feeder chain sprockets for NH 68 baler, Melrose. Call 320-250-3874.
(Mention This Ad) Great for Mailboxes, Fireplaces, Flowerbeds, Etc.
Part Time Cook & Waitress
GARAGE SALE: July 14, 15, 16, multifamily; teen clothing, decorations, pictures, a lot of misc, 116 Main St. Burtrum.
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~ THANK YOU! ~ Freeport Family Fishing
Would like to thank these donors for their generous support of our June 4th, 2011 Fishing Tournament. We had a record turnout of 130 kids fishing this year with beautiful weather. The Freeport Family Fishing has stocked over 55,000 4-9 inch Walleye fingerlings in area lakes in past years. This is all possible because of your donations to our Adopt-A-Fish program. Thanks to all of those who have participated and helped make this possible. We hope to see you all again next year on June 2, 2012. Visit our pier on Kings Lake, installed in 2008.
Thank these area businesses when you stop in to see them:
Wilwerding Dairy KASM Radio Freeport Lions Club Freeport State Bank Grand Casino Worm’s Lumber Dan & Marilyn Bueckers Rodney Atkinson Joel Overman Miller Auto & Marine Albany Telephone Meyer Milk Hauling Millwood Transport Albany Sportsmans Club Lornie & Joyce Middendorf Lincoln Gas & Bait - Peg Hartung Kervies Bar & Grill Seal King Don Petermeier Stearns Electric
Mark Koetter Erv Bueckers Recycling Hennen Lumber Mike Elfering St. Rosa Lions Club Arnzen Construction Step-N-Style Salon All Stars Sports Bar Melrose Implement Bullfrogs Schiffler’s Bar Larry & Elaine Beuning St. Rosa Lumber Arvig Communications Freeport Fire Department Charlie’s Cafe Tom & Genny Borgerding Upsala Legion Rambler Trucking I-94 Rec. Club Rudy’s Country Store
Jerry Mayers Gary & Judy Meyer Dave & Linda Finken Ackie’s Stearns Bank Woody’s Bar & Grill State Farm Insurance MN Darkhouse Assoc. CMCU- Albany/Melrose Freeport Screen Printing Commercial Exchange Insurance Freeport Gas & Grocery New Munich Haufbrau I Want Communications Rick & Deb Hoeschen RedLine Apparrel & Sign Co. Backwater - Larry Hoeschen Bayer Built Woodworks Northern Lights Trucking - Greg Eveslage Hennen Floor Covering
Northland Lures Burger King Brasky’s Bar Hardtails Albany Dentistry Kevin Reller St. Rosa Jaycees WalMart Scott Storm Minn Kota Rejuv Medical Trims Direct MN Gold Meats Chuck Barth S&W Bait Boomerang Bernicks Corner Pub H2O Day Spalon Jan Middendorf
Hometown News July 14, 2011