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How to outwit your devilish fears -By Harvey Mackay

Perhaps my all-time favorite business book is Napoleon Hill’sThink and Grow Rich. I recommend reading and re-reading it, perhaps even annually, to keep your focus lasersharp. Now, I have an addition for your reading list. It’s Outwitting the Devil, written by Hill in 1938 (yes -1938!) but never before released. Sharon Lechter, co-author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad has annotated this complex and compelling work, interpreting it for our times. The history of the book itself is fascinating. Hill wrote it more than seven decades ago, but his family and advisors considered it too controversial for release. This book will no doubt make some readers squirm, but I’ll bet the farm it will make even more readers sit up and take action. The topic couldn’t be more timely -breaking through inhibitions and living a life free from fear, doubt and dependency. Staring down those devils is an ongoing struggle. Life is constantly throwing challenges and fanning the flames of fear. Hill identifies the seven principles of good that lead to success. As Lechter explains, “Hill’s other works were published (although not this book) during the Great Depression, and indeed helped millions of people find

hope and courage to live in faith that they would find their own paths to success. I believe we can find many parallels between his time and our own. “It is during periods of great stress that we find our will and our inner strength. With the current economic uncertainties, people are choosing -- or being forced -- to find new paths to provide for themselves and their families, and many will find great success,” she says. Perhaps you are familiar with the expression, “It’s always darkest before dawn.” Most of us can identify times when we were so sure we would fail, we nearly gave up trying ... doubted our ability to improve our situation ... gave in to fear and ignored opportunities. There are remarkable stories of enormous business success that arose during some of the darkest economic times. For example, of the 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 16 were started during a recession or depression. You might recognize some of them: Procter & Gamble, Disney, Alcoa, McDonald’s, General Electric and Johnson & Johnson. Other brainchildren of recessions include Intuit, Whole Foods, J.Crew, Costco, and Applebee’s. Success stories span all industries and occupations. Are you reading this with Microsoft software? Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft during the recession of 1975. One hundred years before that, General Electric was established in 1876 by

Thomas Edison. He created one of the best-known inventions of all time -- the incandescent light bulb -- in the middle of the Panic of 1873, a six-year recession. GE is now the third largest company in the world. And perhaps my favorite story of staring down your fears is the success of my dear friend and mentor, the late Curt Carlson. In 1938 with an idea and a $55 loan, Curt founded the Gold Bond Stamp Company in Minneapolis, MN. His company allowed grocery stores, drug stores, gas stations and other independent merchants to use his collectible “Gold Bond Stamps” to drive customer loyalty and to distinguish themselves from their competitors. The surviving company, Carlson, is now the global leader in travel and hospitality. Do you think all these companies opened their doors with absolute certainty that success was just around the corner? Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

Upcoming Events OCTOBER 8 • 38th Annual Meatball Supper from 4-8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Grey Eagle. See ad on page 5. OCTOBER 9 • St. Rosa Lions Breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Church basement, St. Rosa. See ad on page 5. • 4th Annual Spud Fest from 5-7:30 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Upsala. See ad on page 5. OCTOBER 15 • Public Square Rosary at 12-noon on Main Street, Albany, near Seven Dolors. OCTOBER 16 • Holdingford Area Knights of Columbus Chicken & Ham Dinner from 3:30-7 p.m. at the Pelican Lake Ballroom, St. Anna. • St. Columbkille Christian Women Annual Turkey Bingo Party starting at 1 p.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, St. Wendel. See ad on page 9. • Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church basement, Freeport. See ad on page 9.

• Catholic United Financial Potato Pancake Supper from 3-8 p.m. at St. John’s Church, Meire Grove. OCTOBER 19 • Freeport Community Center Chicken Fry from 5-8 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. OCTOBER 20 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Membership Meeting at 12:45 p.m. OCTOBER 22 • Craft & Bake Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Upsala. OCTOBER 23 • Holy Family Catholic United Financial Breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church basement, St. Rosa. 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.

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Birth Announcements Marynna Jayn Stafki

Dan and Kristin Stafki of Grey Eagle are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Marynna Jayn Stafki, born September 15, 2011 at 8:12 a.m. at St Michael’s Hospital, Sauk Centre. Marynna weighed 7 pounds, 8 1/4 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Marynna is welcomed home by her brothers and sister: Damian, 9, Katelyn, 7, Garrett, 5, and Bennett, 17 months. Grandparents are Larry and Laureen Feldt of Long Prairie, Dan and Elaine Stafki of Browerville and Mary Lucht of Shoreview.

Brooke Ann Rademacher

Karl and Amanda Rademacher of Albany are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Ann Rademacher, born October 2, 2011 at 4:29 a.m. at the CentraCare Health System-Melrose. Brooke weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 1/2 inches in length. Brooke is welcomed home by her big sister, Molly. Grandparents are Rich and Karen Rademacher of New Munich and Steve and Brenda Douvier of Albany. Greatgrandparents are Ralph and Marge Budde of Avon, MaryAnn (Douvier) Schonher and Carell Schonher of West Salem, WI.

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No, what differentiated them were the fearless leaps of faith, that they had something that no one else had, that consumers would use, and their opportunities were staring straight at them. The entrepreneurial spirit would not surrender to demons. It doesn’t matter if you are a oneperson shop or a worldwide operation. Allowing fear to rule your thinking limits your potential. Assess risks and do your homework, but don’t be your own worst enemy. Perhaps the reason I remain so inspired by the work of Napoleon Hill is that I have practiced his philosophy. My regular readers are familiar with my own story: the 26-year-old would-be entrepreneur who buys a near-bankrupt envelope company, decides to go after the biggest accounts in town -- and eventually sells to all of them. I know that my fears of failure were real, but I had no

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Obituaries James A. Rakotz

Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of James Alois Rakotz, age 58, of St. Anthony was held at 11 AM, Monday, October 3, 2011 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony. Father Michael Naughton officiated. James died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family Wednesday morning. James was born November 30, 1952 in Little Falls to Louis and Eleanore (Linn)

Rakotz. He grew up in St. Francis but after his marriage to Helen Woitalla on August 17, 1974 the couple moved to St. Anthony where he lived the rest of his life. Jim worked his entire life as a farmer. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Anthony. James is survived by his wife Helen Rakotz, St. Anthony; his children Michael (Lea Boom) Rakotz, Albany; Gary (Holly) Rakotz, Albany; Dennis Rakotz, Melrose; Rachael (Dustin) Gould, Ramsey; Ryan (Angie) Rakotz, Zimmerman; his 8 grandchildren; and his brother John (Marsha) Rakotz, St. Francis. He is preceded in death by his mother and his father Louis and Eleanore Rakotz. Arrangements were with the MillerCarlin Brenny Funeral Home of Albany.

Hildegard E. Steinhofer-Loch Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Hildegard E. SteinhoferLoch, age 83, of Albany will be 11 AM, Friday, October 7, 2011 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Father Michael Naughton will officiate, and burial will take place in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Watkins following the service. Hildegard passed away late Monday evening surrounded by her family at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. Friends may call from 4-8 PM, Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church and again from 10 AM until the time of the


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Rueben J. Zenzen, age 62 of Melrose, died peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at his home in Melrose, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Interment will follow the lunch at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Elrosa. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Rueben Joseph Zenzen was born June 24, 1949 in Melrose, Minnesota to George and Ernestine (Ritter) Zenzen. On September 14, 1973 he married Jean Schmidt at Saints

Elmer Schleper

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 1, 2011 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin for Elmer Schleper, 87, who died of cancer Sunday evening, September 25, 2011 at his home surrounded by family. Burial followed at the St. Catherine Cemetery in Farming. Elmer was born in Farming on November 10, 1923 to Herman and Mary (Dingmann) Schleper. He graduated from Albany High School in 1943 and played baseball, football, basketball, and also boxed in high school. He served as baseball player/ coach his senior year at Albany. He was an avid supporter of Albany High School athletics until his death. On September 17, 1951, Elmer married Marcelline Weidner in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Regal. Elmer was a farmer his entire life; he and Marcelline took over the family farm west of Farming. He was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church all his life until the church closed in May, 2011. He sang in the St. Catherine’s choir for over 50 years, had been a lector at St. Catherine’s, and was a member and past officer of St. Catherine Catholic Aid Society. Elmer was a charter member and past Grand Knight of the Fr. Pierz Council of the Knights of Columbus. He had been a member of the Stearns Electric Assn. Trust Board, and was a member of the St. Martin Lions and Farming Sportsmen’s Clubs. Elmer was actively involved in central Minnesota baseball and was one of the original members of the Farming amateur baseball team, which was founded in 1938. He was the manager of the team for 23 years and played amateur baseball for 45 years. In 1982 Elmer was inducted into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the Farming Baseball Hall of Fame and the Albany High School Huskies

Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. Rueben retired on July 29, 2011 after 35 years working as an electrical lineman at Stearns Electric Association. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the United Steel Workers Union #8392. Rueben enjoyed outdoor activities including, hunting, fishing, driving four-wheeler, and spending time at the new cabin. He was a people person who loved being around others, especially playing with his grandchildren. Rueben also enjoyed his morning cup of coffee. Survivors include his wife, Jean Zenzen of Melrose; children, Jamey Zenzen of Barnesville and Briana (Carl) Worms of Melrose; grandchildren, Taylor Swenson, Hunter Zenzen, Kaden Zenzen, Carsyn Worms, and Kendra Worms; brothers and sister, Donna (Paul) Jenc of Long Prairie, Harold (Carol) Zenzen of Elrosa, and Donald (Judy) Zenzen of Elrosa. Rueben was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Lindsey Marie Zenzen on August 5, 1982; and infant sisters, Dorothy Zenzen and Doreen Zenzen.

Hall of Fame. He served as a baseball and softball umpire for the Minnesota State High School League for 37 years. Survivors include Elmer’s children: Ramona (Jim) Myott, Minneapolis; Anna Marie (Ron) Jonas, Jacobs Prairie; Janice (Don) Lokken, Ramsey; Theresa Gillespie, Fort Worth, Texas; Patricia (Bruce) Bechtold, St. Joseph; Michael (Assia), Farming; Stephen (Barb), Colorado Springs, Colorado; Beverly, Champlin; Suzanne, St. Cloud; Peter (Heide), Avon; Jacquelyn (Tom) Humphrey, Elk River; sister, Hildegard Mehr, Farming, and 22 grandchildren. Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marcelline; son-in-law, Bob Gillespie; sister, Leona Schaefer, and brothers, Raymond, Albert, Urban, Paul, Edmund, and Joseph.

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A Star on the Silver Screen at Age Fifty -By Saralee Perel

The following emotional chronology took place 10 years ago, just 4 days before my 50th birthday. (You can imagine how well I took turning 60 this year. Perhaps the picture I included will give you an idea.) The chronology: I’m OK about it. Really. Really I am. My husband, Bob, is planning a surprise. I’m excited. “How does it feel to be almost 50?” Bob asked. “Great! I don’t go for the hype. It’s only a number.” Three days before my birthday. I’m crying. “It’s just a state of mind,” Bob said, patting my shoulders. “Yeah. Like a heart attack.” “Life begins at 50,” he said. I pointed to my droopy chest. “Tell that to these. They died last week.” Two days before my birthday. “I’m staying in bed.” “Come on,” he coaxed. “You look terrific for . . . ” “For what, Bob? For fifty? How about I look good for a forgetful, sleepless, loose skinned, low slung, night vision-less person who spends three quarters of the day yelling, ‘It’s HOT in here!’?” “That’s not exactly what I meant.” One day before my birthday. I can’t stop singing. “Nooooo - body knooows . . . the troubles I’ve seen.”

I haven’t showered. I’m wearing a ratty old bathrobe that used to be yellow. And the cat won’t come near me. “You have to stop this!” Bob shook my shoulders. I slowly looked up at him, saw the love in his eyes, knew the concern in his heart, felt his gentle strong arms holding me up by my shoulders and sluggishly belted out, “Fifteen tons . . . and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt.” He dropped me. So the birthday arrived. We had planned a quiet day at the movies . . . I thought. Bob lugged me out of bed. “Please shower,” he said. “The dog’s rolling around on your bathrobe.” After my shower, I felt better. That was because I opened a huge present. “Oooooh! Fortune cookies! I love them!” Bob had found a company that makes, with a minimum order of 200, individually wrapped fortune cookies with personalized messages. One message was, “Nobody doesn’t like Saralee.” I’d love to tell you the others, but even Bob, as sweet as he is, can have really bad taste. And then, I knew something else was in the works because Bob was behaving like a maniac. “Hurry up!” He grabbed another present out of my hands, tossed it on the couch and pushed me out the door. “Hey!” I said. “If we’re late, we’ll just miss the previews.” When we got to the theater, there was a ticket line with over 40 people. A red flush rose from Bob’s neck and he started shaking.

“I’d rather you not drop dead on my birthday, Bob.” “Get popcorn!” he yelled, pushing me away. “You see?” I said when we got to our seats. “It’s still previews.” Then I heard a loud and unusual murmuring in the audience. I looked around, expecting perhaps a surprise party. But nobody was looking at me. They were staring at the screen. I looked up to see what the ruckus was about. They weren’t showing previews anymore. Instead, in beautiful cinematic color and filling the whole screen was, HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY, SARALEE! LOVE, BOB. There were no ads for the theater company at the movies that day. And the previews were cut short. And that was so Bob could make my day spectacular, and along with that, my life of course. And so I learned 3 things. 1. Bob knows hi-tech folks at a film production company who, with 3 wonderfully open-minded people who work at the theater, figured out how to make this happen.

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The Long Prairie/ Grey Eagle FFA chapter received a check for $1000.00 from Sterns Vet Outlet through the Phizer program supporting Agricultural Education. Charlee Plezer Represented Stearns Vet Outlet and presented a check to President Ryan Dolence accompanied by Advisor Mr. Gjerstad.

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rental prices are as follows: $100.00 family reunions; $125.00 graduation & anniversaries; $150.00 weddings. Copies of the city appraisal was looked at and discussed. This request appraisal was conducted because of the PFA water and road project loan. Mayor Peterson gave a report on the library project. She had received a bid to remodel the Waltman Appraisal building for $31,000.00. There was discussion from the council. The Mayor stated she would check into funding and grants and report back. The Mayor and Clerk would like to attend the League of MN Cities conference in Royalton on September 21. The cost is $40.00 a person. Jim Piekarski made a motion to send the Mayor and the Clerk to the conference. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. It was reported to the council that there is a resident collecting junk in the back yard for recycling. This is not allowed in a residential district. A letter will be sent with a 15 day notice to clean this up. The following claims were presented for payment. Members of the Council were furnished with a listing. Tim Grittner made a motion to approve the claims. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The next monthly meeting will be held October 4, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. There being no further business, a motion was made by Jim Piekarski and seconded by AJ Johnson to adjourn. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned 9:15 p.m. Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/ Treasurer

MPCA Licensed • Bonded • Insured New Customer & Referral Discounts

Can keep truck off most lawns (185 ft. hose)

rice/lettuce/tomato/onions/refried beans, pineapple tidbits. FRI., OCT. 14: Broccoli cheese quiche, fruit, breadstick, mandarin oranges. * Bread and skim milk served with each meal. Albany: 320-845-4070

Grey Eagle & Upsala

MON., OCT. 10: Salisbury steak, boiled potatoes, green beans, cookie. TUE., OCT. 11: Pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, beets, cake. WED., OCT. 12: Pizza casserole, Calif. blend vegetables, garlic toast, banana. THUR., EVENING OCT. 13: Sweet/ sour chicken, rice, fruited gelatin, bread pudding. FRI., OCT. 14: Meatloaf, baked potato, squash, pudding/topping. * Bread and skim milk served with each meal. Grey Eagle Dining Site: 320-285-4481 Upsala Dining Site: 320-573-4435

Johnson Stump Removal & Tree Trimming

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



320-845-2303 Mon.-Fri. 8:00-5:00, Sat. 8:00-12:00 730 Church Ave • Albany, MN 56307

Hometown News • Thursday, October 6, 2011 • Page 11

Todd County Sheriff’s Dept 800-794-5733 • 320-732-2157

October 1, 2011: At 7:38 p.m., a car versus horse and horse rider collision was reported on 315th Street near Chokecherry Road in rural Burtrum. The Todd County Sheriff’s Department, Grey Eagle Fire and Rescue and Long Prairie Ambulance responded to the scene. A group of horse riders were northbound on 315th Ave. when a riderless horse broke free from the group and galloped ahead on the road. A few of the riders attempted to catch the stray horse and were met by Jessica Muellner who was northbound, driving a 97 Ford Escort. Jessica didn’t see the horses until it was too late and collided with one of them, totaling the car, and severely injuring the horse, owned by Stephanie Dirkes of Grey Eagle. The horse rider, a 13 year old female from Grey Eagle, was transported to the Long Prairie Hospital and was treated and released with minor injuries. Jessica was taken by private vehicle to the Sauk Centre Hospital for abrasions on her hand. Due to the extent of injury to the horse, a local veterinarian euthanized it at the scene. The contributing factors of the collision were the dusk/dark light conditions and the horse being black in color. October 3, 2011: At 2:30 p.m. the Todd County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a Todd County resident regarding a possible mail scam complaint.

Brian’s Painting Interiors, Exteriors, Staining, Varnishing

Brian Middendorf 25 Years Experience 320-285-4403


Pole Wood for Outdoor Furnaces $375 for Big Load, Plus Delivery Charge. 320-573-3939

APARTMENTS FOR RENT In Albany: 1 & 2 Bedroom Now $445 - 2 Bedroom Available $395 - 1 Bedroom Call Loreen for Details!


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

The reporting party is a self employed business owner. He received a bill from Platinum C Solutions from Montreal QC Canada. It was an invoice stating that the company had some advertising done and the payment was due. Upon receiving the payment of $650, the account was to be closed per the client’s request. The reporting party reports that he has never been in contact with any advertising agency for his self operated business. All residents are asked to be cautious before sending any money or payments to companies that you are not familiar with. October 3, 2011: At 3:08 p.m. the Todd County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Marion Nohner on County Road 2 in rural Grey Eagle. Marion was calling to report that her mailbox had been damaged between 11 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2011 and the early hours of Oct. 1, 2011. If you have information on this incident, please call the Todd County Sheriff’s Office at 800-794-5733.


Competitive Estimates

GARAGE SALE: Oct. 8: 9-4, 108 Rhoda Ave., Swanville. Kitchen supplies, bath and hand towels, crochet doilies, much misc. GARAGE SALE: Oct. 6-8: 9 am, no pre-sales, antiques, furniture, household items, & much more; 220 Forest Ave, Albany. MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Oct. 15: 10-4. St. Rosa City Park, 28835 County Rd. 17, St. Rosa. WANTED TO BUY: Good slaughter cows, big bulls, also lumpjaw, foundered, lame steers, etc. (Pay with green.) Henry Kasper, 320-547-9913. 10/20P WANTED: Small table top card rack for displaying greeting cards. Call 320-2852289. FOR SALE: GE clothes dryer, older but works great, $35. Call 320-256-2677. FOR SALE: 8x10 overhead garage door. Call 320-285-2640.

Melrose • 320-256-5400

FOR SALE: 2008 Ranger pickup, 4-cyl, 5-speed, 2wd, topper, 57,000 miles, new tires, $9,995. Call 320-732-2272, evenings.

Storage Space Available Starting at $35/Month

FOR SALE: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Ext cab, 5.9L, 160,000 miles, tool box, 4x4, PW, PL, remote start. Call 320-2410973.

You Store It, Lock It & Keep The Key



Burtrum, MN

FIREWOOD FOR SALE · Oak, $200/cord · White Birch, $250/cord · Basswood, $150/cord · Delivery Available

For more info, call Steve at Office • 320-285-3565 Cell • 320-815-1863

FOR SALE: 36” Wheelhorse snowblower, fits most tractors, $175 or BO, great shape. Call 763-688-3664 or 320285-2370. FOR SALE: Broyhill chair, light tan, microfiber, ex. cond, 3 years old, $150. Call 320-746-2259. FOR SALE: Weslo Cardio Glide low impact exerciser w/dial resistance, $70; 38” mini trampoline, $40. Call 320-2665611.

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


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. Equal Housing Opportunity

FOUND: A set of car keys found in the driveway at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Upsala. Call 573-2001 to identify key ring.

ROSE VIEW MANOR 16 E. First St. S., Melrose

320-256-4600 Mornings 320-256-4422 Evenings

FOR SALE: Used steel sheeting, 26 gauge, still on roof, approx. 22 ft. long. Call 320-836-2841. FOR SALE: Weider 1120 Home Gym, can do many exercises on it, like new, adjustable weights, $75. Call 320-2565264. FOR SALE: 2000 GMC cargo van, new battery, alt., brakes, tune-up, AC, 188K, runs good, $3,250. Call John 320-8362386. FOR SALE: Case IH #1063 6-row narrow corn head, excellent condition, field ready. Call 320-746-2613, Holdingford. FOR SALE: 5 burner gas grill, $100; black lacquer china closet, 4 shelves, glass doors, excellent condition, 48”x79”x16”, $450. Call 320-2564914. 10/13 FOR SALE: Ice fishing equipment: power auger, hand auger, propane heater, Vexilar & misc. Call for info. 320285-2444. FOR SALE: Firewood, cut, split, dry, also boiler wood, $100 cord. Call 320845-2043, leave message. tfn 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 RENT: Trailer home in south Texas. Great winter getaway, completely furnished. Call 320-492-8032 10/6P

Wanted Scrap Iron Anything • Any Amount • Any Where

Paying Cash

Specializing in Combines, Also Cars & Buses - Will Pick Up



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

Classified Advertising

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

*We Do Not Accept Classified Ads Over the Telephone.

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Dumpster Rolloffs Now Available! Competitive Pricing

Call for Price Quote

Opatz Metals, Inc. Gary & Jordy Opatz, Owners 120 Washington West

PO Box 151 Holdingford, MN 56340

Phone: 320-746-2819 Toll Free: 800-510-2819

Recycle Today for a Better Tomorrow

Great for Remodeling Jobs Excellent for Demolition Jobs & Shingles Perfect for All Types of Scrap Iron Will drop off and pick up

~ Buyers of All Scrap Metal ~ • Aluminum Cans • Copper • Brass • Stainless • Batteries • Autos

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. • Gardens - regular and raised. • Controlled Access entrance door locks. • Computer availability with internet access. • 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. • TOPS Meetings.

On Site Hair Salon for Tenants! Equal Housing Opportunity

Garages when available

Recycle Aluminum Cans at the Grey Eagle Senior Center.

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

Grey Eagle Housing Association is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider

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