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Make like a pencil and get the lead out -By Harvey Mackay

A young boy asked his mother what he should do in order to be a success when he grew up. The mother thought for a moment, and then told her son to bring her a pencil. Puzzled, the boy found a pencil and gave it to her. “If you want to do good,” she said, “you have to be just like this pencil.” “What does that mean?” her son asked. “First,” she said, “you’ll be able to do a lot of things, but not on your own. You have to allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand.” “Second, you’ll have to go through a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.”

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done business with has been made better because of suggestions or criticisms of the people who spend their working hours there. No one ever choked to death swallowing his or her own pride! Admit you aren’t perfect. Remember that the goal of honest criticism is to make you better than you were before. Mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes. What’s important is that you learn from them. President Ronald Reagan said: “What should happen when you make a mistake is this: You take your knocks, you learn your lessons, and then you move on.” The greatest mistake a person can make is to be afraid to make one. In fact, you often need to increase your failures to become more successful. Mistakes don’t make you a failure. How you respond to a mistake determines just how smart you really are. There are really no mistakes in life, there are only lessons. It’s important to remember that the Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

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Birth Announcement Wesley Patrick Frericks

Patrick and Leah Frericks of Brainerd are proud to announce the birth of their son, Wesley Patrick Frericks, born June 21, 2013 at 5:16 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Medical Hospital, Brainerd. Wesley weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Wesley was welcomed home by his big sisters, Sydney age 6, and Karsyn age 4. Grandparents are Ron and Doris Frericks of Grey Eagle and Steve Becker of Whitehall, Wisc. Great grandparents are Lawrence Fleischhacker of Paynesville and the late Elmer Frericks of Melrose.

Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 person who made a mistake isn’t the only one who can learn from that experience. Talk about mistakes, so they are not repeated by others. Self-confidence. When I’m interviewing potential employees, one of the traits that I look for is confidence. Confidence doesn’t come naturally to most people. Even the most successful people have struggled with it in their careers. The good news is that you can develop confidence, just like any muscle or character trait, if you’re willing to work at it. My advice: track your success, practice being assertive, accept that failure is not the end of the world, step out of your comfort zone, set goals, keep improving your skills and above all else, don’t compare yourself to others. Work hard. Success comes before work only in the dictionary. Many people look for a magic formula to turn things around, but there is no magic

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formula. Sure, natural talent can make a big difference. But show me a natural .300 hitter in the major leagues, and I’ll show you someone who bangs the ball until their hands bleed trying to keep that hitting stroke honed. Ask any surgeon about how much sleep they got for the eight to 10 years it took them to get through medical school, internship and residency. It takes iron determination and lots of hard, hard work. Mackay’s Moral: If you want to make your mark, sharpen your skills. 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,” “We Got Fired!...And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us,” “The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World,” and “Use Your Head To Get Your Foot In The Door.”

Thank you, the family of Elmer Frericks would like to express our deepest appreciation to all relatives, friends and neighbors who have supported us during the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Our family was given love and encouragement with all the food, gifts, cards, flowers and hugs. It was wonderful to see how many lives Elmer touched. Our hearts go out to the Doctors, and staff at the Melrose CentraCare Facilities for the wonderful care he received. To Fr. Marv, for the heart warming prayers at the prayer service; and Mrs. Dale (Deb) Hellermann, Mrs. Don (Deb) Hellermann and Mrs. Don (Sharon) Kluempke for their many acts of kindness during the wake service. Father Ken, Father Marv, and Father Vince and the resurrection Choir for the beautiful service along with the lunch group for the delicious meal served. Also, Mark and the staff at the Patton Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Melrose for their comfort and support.

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Douglas E. “Doug” Kuehne

Obituaries Jeanette Valeria Fellegy Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Jeanette Valeria Fellegy, age 89 of Holdingford was held at 12PM Tuesday, July 2nd 2013 at the Church of All Saints – St. Hedwig in Holdingford. Burial took place in the parish cemetery following the service. Jeanette died peacefully at Mother of Mercy Nursing home Wednesday afternoon. Jeanette was born December 6th, 1923 to Joseph and Catherine (Kasko) Kollodge in Holdingford. Jenny married William Fellegy in Holdingford on February 18, 1944. She lived her entire life in the Holdingford area where she worked as a home-maker raising her ten children. Jenny was a devout member of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Holdingford where she was a member of the Christian Mothers, the Rosary Sodality, the funeral lunch committee, and a 45 year member of the church choir. Jenny especially loved spending time with all of her children and grandchildren. This was shown through the many hours she spent caring for them over the years. Church and family truly were her life. Jeannette is survived by Bill Fellegy, Open 4th Of July!

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Albany; her children Diane (Ray Schmidt) Tschida, Avon; Pat (Bill) Skay, Avon; Jim (Brenda) Fellegy, Mauston, WI.; Terry Litchy, Holdingford; Mary (Gary) Binek, Burtrum; John (Lori) Fellegy, Holdingford; Ron (Cleo) Fellegy, Upsala; Steve (Mary) Fellegy, Holdingford; Billy Fellegy, Holdingford; her 29 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; and her siblings Norb Kollodge, Holdingford; Duke Kollodge, Holdingford; Kenneth Kollodge, Minneapolis; Del Torsen, Bloomington; Lou Meier, Albany; and Arel Lysher, Duluth. She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Catherine Kollodge, and her son Tom Fellegy. Arrangements were made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Holdingford.

Mary Clark Hird

A celebration of the life of Mary Clark Hird, age 97 who passed away March 16, 2013, will be held on Saturday July 6th at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Sauk Centre, MN. Clark is survived by her daughters, Sally Hughes and Julia Zaborski, 12 grandchildren and 25 greatgrandchildren. Following the Service, and interment at Lakeview Cemetery near Big Birch Lake, a luncheon will be served at the United Methodist Church of Grey Eagle located across from the Rock Tavern.

Douglas E. “Doug” Kuehne, age 68 of Avon, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, June 28, 2013 after a short battle with cancer at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany with Rev. Bradley Pearson officiating. Private family entombment will be at a later date in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery in Albany. Military honors will be by the Albany Legion Honor Guard. Douglas Edmund Kuehne was born August 18, 1944 in Burnhamville Township, Todd County, Minnesota to Edmund and Vera (Raatz) Kuehne. He joined the Air Force after high school. He married Carolyn Brandvold in December of 1964; they later divorced. Doug tried farming and later joined the Army National Guard. While in the Guard, he tried various jobs including working in the Texas oil fields for two years and working part-time at Camp Ripley in Little Falls. He retired from the military. On June 29, 2002 Doug married Doris (Bolz) Trisko at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany. Doug was an avid world traveler. Some of the countries include: Germany,

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Virgin Islands, Panama, and England. He enjoyed traveling in his small RV to major cities across the U.S. Later, he went to Alaska and Hawaii. Doug enjoyed coin collecting, woodworking, and soaking up the sun in southern Texas during the winter months. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany where he was an usher and an exceptional dishwasher. Doug was the kind of guy everyone loved and respected. He truly made everyone laugh! Survivors include his wife, Doris Trisko-Kuehne of Avon; children, Janice (Dan) Lewandowski of Fort Dodge, IA, Carl Kuehne of Pierz, Glenn (Angie) Kuehne of Duluth; step-children, Shelly (Jim) Austin of Wasilla, AK, Brian Trisko of Champlin, Darryl (Nao) Trisko of San Jose, CA, and Jennifer (Jeff) Sellner of Eagan; eight grandchildren and six stepgrandchildren; sisters and brother, Judy (George) Smith of Aurora, CO, Richard (Christine) Kuehne of Gill, CO, and Barbara (Steve) Anderson of Shafer. Doug was preceded in death by his parents. Serving as casket bearers were Doug’s cousins, Bob Kuehne, Art Bliese, Gene Bliese, Dan Kuehne, Dale Lambrecht, and Gary Allen. Honorary bearers were Ken Ebnet, Jim Strausberg, Larry Trisko, Ben Schwinghammer, Travis Falk, Jordan Hahn, and Art Beuning. Eulogy was read by Jacqui Sene. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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Dalton E. Schulte

The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Dalton E. Schulte, will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 3 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Upsala. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. There will be a visitation after 10:00 AM Wednesday at the church in Upsala. Dalton was born June 22 in the Melrose Hospital to Andy and Coreen

(Meier) Schulte. He was transferred to the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at the St. Cloud Hospital where he lived for one week. Dalton passed peacefully surrounded by family on June 30, 2013. Dalton is survived by his parents, Andy and Coreen Schulte in Burtrum; his brother, Devin Schulte; his grandparents, Ronald & Gail Schulte, Burtrum and Ken & Connie Meier, Sauk Centre; his great-grandmother, Anna Schulte, Burtrum and uncles, aunts and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Carol Meier. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Upsala.

Leona Clara Curran

Christian funeral services celebrating the life of Leona Clara Curran, age 93 of Albany will be 11:00 AM Saturday, July 6th 2013 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farming Township. Reverend Frederick Kutter and Pastor Tom Stoebig Sr. will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Leona took hold of the Lord’s hand on Saturday morning, June 29, 2013, to walk with him through eternity where there will be no more suffering for her. There will be a gathering time prior to the service from 9:30-11:00 AM Saturday morning at the church in Farming. Leona was born October 31st 1919 in Albany to Emil and Alma (Jopp) Birr. She grew up in Albany, but later moved to the cities where she worked as a retail manager for Montgomery Ward for twenty

years and Sears Roebuck for twenty years. She married Charles Curran on September 17, 1988 in Minneapolis. Years after Charles’s passing, Leona retired back to Albany where she lived the rest of her life. Leona was a true crafter at heart. She will forever be remembered for her beautiful crafts including many crocheted blankets she had gifted over the years. She was also a devout member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farming Township. Leona is survived by her step children Jim (Dianne) Curran, Florida; Steve (Patty) Curran, Arizona; Jody (Randy) Thoreson, Idaho; Jill (Gary) Nance, Oregon; her eight step-grandchildren; and her sisters Luella (Arthur) Hinnenkamp, Minneapolis; her brother-in-law Junior Cigelski, Parkers Prairie; many nieces and nephews; and her close friend Don Schmidt. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Charles Curran and her parents Emil and Alma Birr.

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clearly written? God has gone to great lengths to save us from the trap of the devil and his lies and deceit. He has given us extremely clear warnings and commands, and given His own Son to atone for our despicable sins that separate us from His Holiness. Yet, even with all that He has done to protect and guide us, the world around us chooses to listen to the twisted and perverted, justified deception that is formed to fit their sinful lifestyles against a Holy God. They would rather live for pleasure and selfish ambition than listen to the truth that would save them from destruction. Jesus said with great passion and warning, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him, who, after killing the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear Him.” - Luke 12: 4 & 5 Each one of us will stand alone one day before a Holy and Just God to give an account of how we lived the life that He gave us. He sees through the hypocrisy straight to our soul! There is nothing hidden from our Creator. Every soul will ask the personal question, “What will I do when God confronts me?” Job 31:14 Will we as a Nation ever turn back to the Faith of our forefathers and turn back to God and away from our wicked ways? Only then, if we humble ourselves and ask for forgiveness will the One True God listen to our prayers and heal and forgive us. “The Bible is the Cornerstone of liberty.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

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Notes from the Capitol By State Rep. Paul Anderson

It’s finally summer; dairy, manufacturing update After an unusually cool and wet spring, our weather has taken a turn for the better. The past weekend was beautiful, and more comfortable summerlike conditions are forecast, which should give us a great Fourth of July holiday. Here’s hoping you can get outside to enjoy Minnesota at its best, whether it be camping or just having a family picnic. Our campgrounds and resorts have a large impact on our state’s economy. The tourism and hospitality industry provides thousands of jobs, with one study showing around 10,000 just in this three-county area of Stearns, Pope and Douglas. Have a safe holiday as our highways will probably be packed at times with folks head-

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approximately 30 area farmers in raising crops for feed inputs and spreading the liquid manure, which is a valuable fertilizer. We were told it takes about half an acre of corn silage and a quarter of an acre of chopped hay to feed a cow for one year. I also attended a meeting last week of the Central Minnesota Manufacturers’ Association. Our state has a strong manufacturing industry, and our area plays a prominent role. The sentiment of those in attendance seemed to be that business activity is picking up slowly, although there is a certain amount of uncertainty about the future. The two things mentioned were the new taxes that go into effect this week in Minnesota, in addition to concern about what’s going to happen with health insurance as the Affordable Care Act begins to take effect. The Health Exchange that the Legislature recently approved is scheduled to be operational by October 1, but with anything this new, there are technical issues to be worked out. Nine insurance companies have applied to the state to sell plans on the exchange but, according to current rules, no rates or costs will be released until the start-date in October. Residents should be able to purchase insurance coverage on the Exchange by January of next year. It remains to be seen if this huge new government program will actually lower the cost of health insurance. The cost

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Rural Telcos not to blame for dropped calls, says Arvig Arvig is working with federal regulators to address the issue of long-distance telephone calls not completing to customers in the communities it serves. These “dropped calls” are happening all over the nation, and rural telephone companies like Arvig are not at fault. When a call is placed to a rural telephone number, somewhere before the call even reaches the local network, it is dropped by a long distance carrier.

“Basically, the carriers don’t like the rates to connect to rural areas, and they do whatever they can to keep their costs down,” explains Andy Klinnert, Director of Network Operations at Arvig. “But rural routes have always been more costly because of rates that were established when the distances to the subscriber were more of a factor.” In 2012, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and 35 other senators

Declare your independence; go fishing By Tom Landwehr, DNR commissioner This Fourth of July, I encourage you to declare your independence from the taxations of life by launching a patriotic action. Go fishing! It’s as American and Minnesotan as apple pie and the state fair. An army of others have already enlisted. Join them. Do so by fighting the urge to mow the lawn, weed the garden or organize the jetsam and flotsam into garage sale piles. These things can wait. A summer fishing trip can’t. I say this because too often we surrender to some self-imposed guilt. This concession simply kicks the can of fond memories further down the road. Kick that can too often and you’ll find yourself scratching your head in September wondering where the summer went. That won’t feel good and you’ll regret missing out. So strike back. Arm yourself with rod, reel and bait and launch your fight on the water by boat or foot. You will prevail. You can’t lose. Even a bad day of fishing is darn good. Recently, my son and pals and I drove north to the Boundary Waters for a quick fishing trip. Was it work? Yes, a bit. But, we caught fish, and we canoed and we had a wonderful time. For years

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to come, this memory will blink on and off in our lives like the twinkling of the fireflies we also enjoyed. It will shine again for us all when we gather in the kitchen, dredge walleye fillets through seasoned crumbs and plop them in a frying pan. Though we traveled the north, do know that Minnesota offers good fishing in almost every corner. It’s hard to beat the gorgeous trout streams of the southeast and along the north shore. The lakes of southern and southwestern Minnesota are overlooked gems. In central Minnesota, the walleye bite has been good on Lake Mille Lacs and the other “Big Six.” Many northern lakes were locked in ice when the fishing season began. They have been fished less than normal because of the late ice-out and cold rainy spring. Fish are still there. You should be too. So get a fishing license and get out. You’ll discover there’s a magic in Minnesota’s waters. More importantly, you’ll discover the freedom that comes from staring at the water rather than your watch. And you should take a moment to enjoy the freedoms we celebrate as part of this Great American Holiday!

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Big Swan Lake • June 26 Riverside Meats 164 Waltman Appraisal 123 Little Falls Fire Dept 72 Where’s The Fish 67 Bucktails 59 OK Tire & Bait 59 Gorka’s Catering 57 Red’s Irish Pub 57 Happy Hooker’s 47 Big Bobbers 50 Half”N”Inch Short 45 Roto Mold 21 Largest Fish Fish Date Size Name No. Pike 5/15 26” Captain Mike 5/22 26” Reds’ Irish Pub LM Bass 6/12 20” Riverside Meats Sunfish 5/15 9 1/2” Jim Waltman Walleye 5/15 26 1/2” Mike Piekarski Crappie 6/5 13” Matt Harakel

Birch Lake Area

Johnson Stump Removal & Tree Trimming

• Free Estimates • Reasonable Rates • Experienced • Fully Insured Stump Grinding w/Portable Grinder Duane Johnson 320-547-2408 • Swanville, MN

MON., JULY 8: Fried steak, whipped potatoes, gravy, cinnamon carrots, applesauce. TUE., JULY 9: Liver & onions or mushroom & onion steak, whipped potatoes, gravy, peas, pudding. WED., JULY 10: Swedish meatballs, parslied potatoes, trio vegetables, frosted cake. THUR., JULY 11: Deviled pork chop, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, peaches, cowboy cookie. FRI., JULY 12: Chicken caesar wrap, vegetable soup, fruit, ice cream gelatin. ~ The Lighter Side Menu ~ MON., JULY 8: Chicken caesar salad, breadstick, applesauce. TUE., JULY 9: Beef/broccoli stirfry, rice, mandarin orange salad, pudding. WED., JULY 10: Turkey/bacon/ ranch wrap, potato soup, fruit, frosted cake. THUR., JULY 11: Chicken chili, Italian lettuce salad, vegetable sticks, dinner roll, cowboy cookie. FRI., JULY 12: Baked potato w/ broccoli/cheese, lettuce salad, breadstick, ice cream gelatin.

315 Main St. • Next to the Dam Bar Under New Ownership: George Kuhlmann & Marilyn Gaebel

Venison & Beef Processing

Summer Sausage, Breakfast Links, Smoked Bacon, Ham, Sirloin, Flat Iron, T-Bones ... All the Specialty Steaks!

320-256-3750

Any Packages Over $100 Get 10% Off! Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Sat. 8-Noon

Jay Blenker

MON., JULY 8: Chicken salad sandwich, cucumber salad, fruit, brownie. TUE., JULY 9: BBQ chicken, baked potato, steamed broccoli, ice cream. WED., JULY 10: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, glazed carrots, starburst cake. THUR., JULY 11: Spaghetti & meatballs, green beans, breadstick dessert. 5:00 p.m. evening meal in Upsala. FRI., JULY 12: Cook’s choice. * Bread and skim milk served with each meal.

Grey Eagle Dining Site: 320-285-4481 Upsala Dining Site: 320-573-4435

One day a man decided that he was going to kill President Harry S. Truman. He waited patiently for the right moment when the President would come into his line of sight. Just as he pulled the trigger and fired his gun, a Secret Service agent threw himself in front of the President, took the bullet and was killed. He gave his life for the President and the president’s life was spared. “I never knew what it meant,” said Mr. Truman, “to have someone die in my place.” There is One, however, Who has died in our place that we might have eternal life and live forever with Him. This One that gave His life did not live a secret life. He lived His life where all could see Him, hear Him, come to know Him and follow Him. The Bible says that “He loved me and gave Himself for me.” Thank God that He loves us, gave His Son for us, and that He died for us.

A Wife

At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam’s ribs. Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, so she said, “Johnny, what’s the matter?” Little Johnny responded, “I have bad pain in my side. I think I’m going to have a wife.”

320-249-4087

• Building & Remodeling of Residential & Agriculture Structures Free Estimates • All Types of Concrete Work

American Septic Pumping

Swanville

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855-547-0035 320-547-2469

The Biggest little Propane store in town now has the best new customer deal in town You receive: Super Low First Fill Pricing Variety of Guaranteed Price Programs 24/7 Professional Service

AmeriGas®

America’s Propane Company

320-356-7377 • PO Box 328 Avon


Hometown News • Thursday, July 4, 2013 • Page 11

Time to take a hunter safety course With the fall hunting seasons just around the corner, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges hunters to sign up now for a hunter education class. “Though classes are held throughout the year, their numbers peak in the summer and early fall,” said Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR Enforcement Division education program coordinator. “So now is the time to sign up and complete a course, because once the hunting season gets rolling, it might be too late.” Besides ensuring the ability to hunt this year, taking the class sooner rather than later means more time for scouting hunting locations, sighting-in rifles, practicing shotgun skills and securing permission to hunt on private lands. Minnesota hunters born after Dec. 31, 1979, must take a DNR hunter education firearms safety training course and receive a certificate of completion before buying a license for big or small game. Classes are taught by DNR certified

volunteers in their local communities. Students, depending on their age, have a few options to become certified. Regardless of which option they choose the course provides them with basic safe firearms handling skills, wildlife identification, outdoor skills and responsibility that accompanies hunting and firearms use. Classes fill-up fast. To find a class, visit http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ firearms/index.html, 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367.

Check Us Out On The Web:

www.hometownnews.biz Classified Ads

HOUSE CLEANING: Will do house/ cabin cleaning on regular basis or seasonal. References available. Call Janine at 320-285-5902. JK-tfnB

WANTED 1960-1996 All Makes & Models

WANTED TO BUY: Slaughter cows, also lumpjaw cattle, foundered steers, etc. (Pay with green.) Henry Kasper, 320-547-9913, cell 320-360-9913. 7/11P

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

WANTED TO BUY: Standing timber: White Oak, Red Oak, Maple, Basswood, Pine, & Poplar. Baum’s Logging, Burtrum, MN. Office: 320-285-3565, Cell: 320-815-1863. SBtfnB

CASH FOR OLD MOTORCYCLES 320-815-9385

Full service pickup & delivery available. Located in Upsala. Call Paul 320-630-8891

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

In Albany: 1 & 2 Bedroom Cats Ok

Call Loreen for Details!

763-238-0616

Park Place Town Homes

2 & 3 Bedroom Homes Available in a Nice Quiet Setting, Attached Garage, Washer & Dryer Hook Ups, Close to Bike Trail. Call for Details!

Laura:

Office: 320-256-3630 Cell: 320-219-3158

FRUIT TREES: Apples, honeycrisp, Zestar, Harold Red, Plum, Pear, Cherry, or Apricot. All potted and $30. Call 320632-3412. 7/4P

Scottie’s Outdoor Services

320-333-6382 Dock & Lift • Installation & Removal

OAK RIDGE MANOR APTS. Melrose

One Bedroom Apartments Available!

One Bedroom Apartment Available Immediately

-Must be 62 years or older, handicapped or disabled. -Rental assistance available for qualified individuals -Free cable TV - Heat included -Well maintained -Laundry rooms available -Mail delivery and pickup at building

Equal Housing Opportunity

For more information, contact Julie at 320-573-2151.

UPSALA SALE: July 5, 6; 8 am. 107 Main Street; Furniture, tools, décor. ESTATE/GARAGE SALE: 1st time, Latimier Lake Long Prairie, 20291 Fisher Dr. (by public access), lots of goodies, July 4-5-6, 9 am-6 pm. MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Little Birch Lake. 10811 Apple Trail, Grey Eagle. July 5-6th: 8 am-7 pm. Cub Cadet rider snowblower attachment, TV, solid Oak entertainment center, books, mens, womens & girl clothing, household linens, puzzles, games, life jackets, more!

HELP WANTED

Full Time Construction Worker Experience preferred, but not necessary. Benefits include: Health & Life Insurance, Pension Plan, Vacation Pay Apply in person at:

ARNZEN CONSTRUCTION

29033 Co Rd 17, Freeport, MN - in St. Rosa No Phone Calls, Please!

HELP WANTED

Full Time Person for Estimating & Computer Drafting For Residential & Light Commercial and eventually Sales & Project Management. Experience preferred. Benefits include: Health & Life Insurance, Pension Plan, Vacation Pay Apply in person at:

ST. ROSA LUMBER

29033 Co Rd 17, Freeport, MN - in St. Rosa No Phone Calls, Please!

FOR SALE: 1998 Trails West 3 horse slant trailer, living quarters, awning, nice looking, great condition, $10,000. Call 320-248-5885.

GREY EAGLE CITY WIDE GARAGE SALES: GEM Fest weekend, July 19-20, dates & time vary.

FOR SALE: 1986 Suntracker Bass Buggy pontoon and trailer, 35 HP Mercury motor, $4,500, boat lift $1,500. Call 320-285-3428.

WANTED TO BUY: Pint jars to cream cans filled with pennies, paying extra for older pennies. Call 320-815-6333.

FOR SALE: 2000 model Shorelandr boat trailer w/rollers, ideal for 14’-16’ alum. fishing boat. Call 320-260-2617.

WANTED TO BUY: Scrap iron, etc. Pay cash. Take appliances, no charge. Call 320-296-8239. 7/4P

FOR SALE: Beef bull. Call 320-2500052.

FOR SALE: Entry way/back porch for a mobile home, exterior walls insulated, interior completely finished & wired, would make a great storage shed, $250 or B/O. Call 612-597-4499. FOR SALE: Young Homing Pigeons. Call 320-296-8239. FOR SALE: Upright freezer, beige, 24x26x57 tall, great condition, $75. Call 320-285-3335. FOR SALE: 1990 Harley Davidson Ultra-classic, been in storage for 3 years, 89,000 miles, not running, $5,500. Call 320-732-2272.

Rent based on income. Rent Includes: Water, Sewer, Refuse, Bulk Rate-Cable Call Today & Make Oak Ridge Manor Your New Home! Office: 320-256-3630 Cell: 320-219-3158 Equal Housing Opportunity

FOR RENT VALLEY VIEW APARTMENTS

GARAGE SALE: July 3: 1 pm-? July 4-5: 7 am-? 3 miles East of Upsala, 6775 (Cty 21) Larry Erickson residence. Big Wheel lawn mower, radial arm saw, steel fence post, Amish fish house, knee boards, towable tube, bar stools, desk, table & chairs, futon, dresser, glider rocker, foozball table, baby highchair, walker, clothing: girls: baby-toddler, young teens S, M size 0-2, womens plus sizes, mens (38-32) XL-XXL all in excellent condition, cook books, toys, lawn & garden, tools, fishing, glassware, household, much misc. 7/4P

FOR SALE: 14’ boat, motor, trailer, $1,500. Bird houses, feeders, lawn ornaments. Call 320-293-5280. FOR SALE: Firewood, cut, split, dry, also boiler wood, $100 cord. Call 320845-2043, leave message. tfn FOR SALE: Big square & round bales of hay. Call Josh, 320-761-0778. tfn FOR RENT: 2 bedroom in Upsala, in quiet 4-plex, $485/month. Call 320-2410586. GS-tfnB PERSONAL: Young 60 yr. old man with children seeks woman who loves children for friendship & hopefully more. Call 320-292-4385. 7/4

Classified Advertising

Personal For Sale, Personal Wanted, or Giveaway type ads are FREE up to 20 words. 25¢ For Each Additional Word. Pre-Paid. Business Ads: For Rent, Help Wanted, Wanted (For Profit), or Service type ads are $5.00 for 20 words. 25¢ For Each Additional Word. Pre-Paid.

Equal Housing Opportunity

*We Do Not Accept Classified Ads Over the Telephone.

Townhomes For Rent

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

2 Bedrooms • No Steps Community Room All Maintenance Included Attached Double Car Garage Available

For Info. Call 320-749-2611

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City Wide Garage Sales Grey Eagle / Burtrum Area

July 19th & 20th GEM Fest Weekend

(Garage Sales may vary on dates & time.)

Contact Shelly Primus @ 320-285-2266 To be Listed on Map

Sponsored by 2013 Community Builders Members

Community Builders Grey Eagle/Burtrum Area

GOLD MEMBERS

*Arnzen Trucking, Inc.-Joe Arnzen *Art Johnson Construction, Inc. -Art Johnson *Central Minnesota Credit Union -Marcus Berscheid *Double R Bar & Grill-Bob Pallansch *Eagle Auto Repair, Inc.-Mike Westrich *Grey Eagle/Burtrum Lions Club -Mark Larson

*Grey Eagle Gas & Grocery -Dave & Lisa Rahn *Hometown News-Lori Young *Kutter Insurance-Mike Kutter *Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services -Pat or Sue Patton *Style-N-Go-Jill Kurowski *Village View-Harry Grammond

Silver Members

*Aflac-Jessie Dewey *Becky’s Salon-Becky Roering *Bob’s Woodcraft-Bob Asmus *KB’s Specialities-Kathy Berscheit *Kerman Construction & Spray Foam -Jeremy Kerzman

*Lake Country Storage-John Roe *Leisure Resort-Don & Barb Brown *Marilynn’s Vacations-Marilynn Blommel *Plumbing on the Side-Steve Neville *The Junction-Stephanie Austing

Bronze Members *Bitz Hardware-Steve Bitz *Bitz Plumbing & Heating-Loren Bitz *Grey Eagle Library-Geri Allen *Granny Nanny’s Daycare-Linda Gohman *H&M Construction-Mike Meagher

*PJ Signs-Linda Volkman *Senior Citizens Civic Center-Elaine Asmus *St. Joseph’s Catholic Church-Cindy Mensen *United Methodist Church *Village Café-Theresa Pansch

DJ John Young Photobooth • www.djjohnyoung.com IT’S OUR PROMISE TO

WORK AS HARD AS YOU DO.

Village View Apartments in Grey Eagle

Low Income Elderly or Disabled Section 8 Subsidized • Rent is 30% of income after medical deductions. • Electric heat. • Free cable. • Elevator and Accessible Entry door openers. • Well maintained by caretakers who care. • Raised Gardens. • Controlled Access entrance door locks. • GRRL Collection on site. • Community room with kitchen for large gatherings. •Mail delivery and pick-up in building. • Two laundry rooms, craft room, three lobby areas for visiting. • Many on-site services such as Todd County Health, housekeeping and meals from the senior center. • Air conditioned halls and public areas. • Friendly residents. • Church services. • Homemaker Meetings. • Monthly Birthday Parties.

On Site Hair Salon for Tenants! Equal Housing Opportunity

Garages when available

Jennifer Klaphake Vice President of Lending

Need a loan for equipment, land, livestock or peace of mind?

Celebrating Independence Day July 4th

Call Harry Grammond 1-320-285-2752 or grammond @meltel.net or 308 Cedar Street N., Grey Eagle, MN 56336

Grey Eagle Housing Association is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider

Freeport . New Munich . Melrose . Greenwald

www.freeportstatebank.com

Contact our ag lending team at 320-836-2126.

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