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Thanksgiving gifts express gratitude for diversity By Nate L angworthy

At least five Rochester families felt a bit more comfortable in their homes this Thanksgiving, celebrating not only the togetherness of family, but also feeling reassured of their place in the community. On the day before Thanksgiving, a group of Rochester neighbors converged on the front lawn of Muhubo Karey and family in Northwest Rochester to present five families, who have recently been victims of incidents classified as hate crimes, with Thanksgiving baskets. The families, three Somali, one Arab, and one Laotian, told their stories of dealing with the confusion and fear of living in a new community, with some apparently hostile neighbors who have vandalized their homes during the night. Karey says that she no longer feels comfortable allowing her children to play in the front yard, and regrets that her children have not had the opportunity to play with other

neighborhood children. The families were reassured by dozens of Rochester citizens on this afternoon that the majority of their neighbors are thankful for what they bring to the community and wish them well. “We’re here in broad daylight, we want you to know who we are, and we’re here to say that we are thankful for diversity in Rochester,” said Rabbi Michelle Werner. “As you can see there are many more of us than those who targeted your home.” The group of well-wishers, representing people of several different faiths and ethnicities, was there to show that the character of the Rochester community is misrepresented by those who commit hate crimes. Members of First Unitarian Universalist Church in Rochester came holding signs and wearing t-shirts reading “Standing on the side of love” and carrying balloons carrying the message “Thankful for diversity in Rochester.” “This is encouraging,” said Abdullah Hared, director of the Somali Community Reset-

tlement Office in Rochester. “It shows that we are one and all are welcome here.” Several of the families stated that though they have been in Rochester for many years and acts of intolerance and vandalism have happened, they have been left with an uneasy feeling. Jawahil Farah has felt on edge for more than a year as her mailbox was smashed along with a series of other destructive acts to her home. “I have been here for 11 years. I work with people’s children. I am not a problem,” said Farah, who works at Child Care Resource and Referral. “I am so happy today, because I see that people still love me and care about me.” Rabbi Werner, who directs the Rochester Alliance of Interfaith Leaders, said that she believes that the best way to end hate crimes in Rochester is to voice opposition to the acts and to say out loud that we are welcoming to people of all faiths and cultures. “We’re thankful for diversity in Rochester. Our town would be much poorer if we did not

Muhubo Karey and family with Rabbi Michelle Werner. Photo by Dave Kraemer have it,” said Rabbi Werner. “We need to go out of our way to make sure that everyone in our town feels welcome.” Donations are being collected through the Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA) that will go toward repairing vandalism done to the

homes and vehicles by culturally intolerant actions. The IMAA can be contacted by office phone at 507-2895960 or on the web at www.

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Rochester City Council reaffirms support for Civic Center expansion council unanimously passed a resolution restating support for the expansion and identified a Delayed by tight budgets on preferred local funding mechathe state and local level, the nism. Rochester Civic Center expanCindy Maves, of the Rochession, once a top priority for area ter Tea Party Patriots, expressed lawmakers, had been thought frustration with the comparaby some to have moved to the tive lack of opportunities for back burner. The Rochester the public to give input regardCity Council sent a message to ing the expansion and urged change that perception. the council to oppose increasing After several citizens spoke taxes for the project. against levying an additional “It seems to me that we have tax in the community, the had more public input meetings By Nate L angworthy

on bike paths then we have had on this 75 million dollar civic center,” she said. “First ask the public if they want this.” The expansion of the Civic Center will come with an estimated $75 million price tag, for half of which Mayor Ardell Brede suggested the city look to the Minnesota Legislature by resubmitting the project in the next bonding request, as the Civic Center remains the city’s top bonding priority. In 2008, the legislature had approved

$37.5 million for the Civic Center’s expansion, but was unallotted by Governor Pawlenty. The other half would need to be generated by local revenues. Originally, the city planned to implement a one percent tax on food and beverage sales as well as a one percent lodging tax to cover the local share of the cost of expansion. After meeting with local business stakeholders, the council is now recommending a three percent lodging tax.

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“We asked ‘Why are we taxing ourselves to support the Mayo Civic Center when most of the time it’s used by people coming from outside the community?” said council president Dennis Hanson.“What’s right for us is to put a three percent tax on hotels/motels because 48 percent of those people will be using the Civic Center in some form or fashion.” Council member Michael Wojcik looked into the lodging See CIVIC CENTER Page 15 

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Obituaries Jerry Carter Jerry Dale Carter, 56 of Stewartville, MN, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, November 12, 2011, after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Jerry was surrounded by his loving family at home at the time of his Jerry Carter death. Jerry Dale Carter was born December 2, 1954, to Dale and Lorraine Carter in Charles City, Iowa. He lived in Colwell, IA, until his family moved to Red Wing, MN, where he graduated from Red Wing H.S. in 1973. In 1983, he married Pamela Clement and they recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. They were blessed with two sons, Lucas and Shane. He is survived by his wife, Pam, and two sons, Lucas and Shane, of Rochester; his parents, Dale and Lorraine Carter of McIntire, IA; his sister Connie (Tom) Mariette, of Prescott, WI; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Hugh and Helen Carter and maternal grandparents Jacob DeVries, Louise DeVries, and step-grandmother, Bess DeVries. We rejoice and take comfort in the fact that he is forever at home and with our Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he faithfully served. Jerry changed the lives of many people with his genuine smile, courage, firm beliefs, and sense of humor to the end. Funeral services were on Thursday (11-14-11) at United Methodist Church in Stewartville with Rev. Marcus Kendall officiating. Burial was on Thursday afternoon at Wayne Township Cemetery in rural McIntire, Iowa. Arrangements were with GriffinGray F.H. in Stewartville. Reuben Hanson Reuben “R.J” Hanson, 4, died Thursday (11-17-11) at his home, surrounded by family, following a two-year illness with neuroblastoma cancer. Reuben James Hanson was born Aug. 29, 2007, in Rochester, Minn. to Jim and Barbara(Herrick) Hanson. R.J. grew up in Stewartville, a happy good-natured boy who loved to play with his cousins. He was a student at the Early Childhood Learning Center in Stewartville and was a baptized member at Sumner Center United Methodist Church in rural Racine, Minn. R.J. enjoyed playing with trains, Thomas the Tank Engine and the Chuggintons, watching Nascar and the Vikings. He had been named co-captain by the SYAA 6th grade traveling football team this season. He was chosen

by Make-A-Wish Disney to travel to California with his parents in April of this year, and had recently enjoyed a trip to Minneapolis thanks to the Miracle of Mitch Foundation in Chanhassen, Minn. Survivors include his parents, Jim and Barbara Hanson of Stewartville; his maternal grandmother, Ginny Herrick of Stewartville; paternal grandmother, Judy(Walbruch) Hanson of Minneapolis, Minn.; aunts Denise Higgins(Steve Miranda) of Stewartville; Brenda(Ken) Trisko of Stewartville; Diane(CJ) Johnson of Spring Valley, Minn.; uncle Wade Hanson of Minneapolis; cousins Mike Higgins, Amanda Higgins, Christa Miranda, Jon Miranda, Kelly Trisko, Paul Trisko, Jared Trisko and Dale Johnson. R.J. was preceded in death by his his maternal grandfather Reuben Herrick and paternal grandfather Wayne Hanson.. The funeral service for Reuben “R.J.” Hanson was on Wednesday (11/23/11)at the United Methodist Church in Stewartville with Rev. Glen Holland officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester, Minn. Arrangements were with GriffinGray F.H. in Stewartville. Lester D. King Lester D. King, 68, of rural Spring Valley, Minn. passed away at his home on Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2011). Les was born on April 18, 1943, in Spring Valley to Donald and Geraldine(Anderson) King. Les graduated from Chatfield H.S. in 1961 and attended Westmar College at LeMars, Iowa. He graduated with a degree in education. While in high school and college he was a Lester D. King great athlete. In 1993, he was in inducted into the Westmar Football Hall of Fame for his college career from 19611965. For his his teaching career, Les taught and coached at Annandale H.S. and Rosemount H.S. In 1965 Les signed and played with the Denver Broncos in the National Football League and signed and played with the Omaha Mustangs in 1966-67. Les married Jesse Staiger in Hebron, N.D. on Aug. 2, 1969. In 1971, Les and Jesse returned to the King sesquicentennial family farm where they had a dairy, raised their family and continue to make their home. Les had a deep relationship with God and loved Jesus with all his heart. He had a deep desire for others to know the Lord, also. Surviors include his wife Jessie; two daughters, Tonya(Ted) Kottom of Rochester, Minn., Melissa of Spring Valley; two sons; Nolan(Kristin) of River Falls, Wis.; and Eric; three grandchildren; two sisters, Lois

Rehling of Flanders, N.J. and Janice Sorenson of Az.; two brothers, Wayne(Cheryl) King of Plymouth, Minn. and Ron(Sally) King of Edina, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents. There was a private family prayer service with the Rev. John Grams officiating and interment at Presbyterian Cemetery in rural Sumner Twsp. took Saturday afternoon, November 19. Arrangements were with GriffinGray F.H. in Stewartville. Ione E. Severson Ione E. Severson, 84, died of natural causes Monday (Nov. 14, 2011) at Sunrise Cottages in Rochester, Minn. where she had been a resident for the past two years. Ione Elizabeth Yngsdal was born June 7, 1927, in Utica, Minn. to Harry and Clara “Ocelia” (Evjen) Yngsdal. She moved with her famIone E. ily as a young Severson child to Salem Corners in rural Rochester where she attended rural schools and Rochester H.S. She was married on Sept. 13, 1945, at E. St. Olaf Lutheran church in Rock Dell to Clayton M. Severson. They moved to Rock Dell Twsp. where they raised their family and farmed for 50 years. They moved to Stewartville following retirement, where they lived for a number of years before moving to Rochester in 2007. Mrs. Severson was a longtime member of E. St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Rock Dell where she served as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher and was active in its Ladies circles. The Seversons had most recently attended Sunday services at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Stewartville. She enjoyed embroidery, reading, bird-watching, traveling, including a trip to Norway, and time spent with friends and family, especially her great and grandchildren. Survivors include her husband Clayton; three daughters; Mary Jo(Thomas) Strain of rural Millville, Minn.; Patricia Cote of Fremont, Ca.; and Susan(Dana) Haakenson of rural Pine Island, Minn.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl(Marion) Yngsdal of rural Rock Dell; and a step-sister, Helene Yngsdal of Kasson, Minn. and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Donald, and two infant grandsons. The memorial service for Ione E. Severson was 11/17/2011 at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Stewartville, Minn. with Rev. John Grams officiating. Burial was in East St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Rock Dell, Minn.Arrangements were with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville.

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Olmsted County Church Directory Ascension Lutheran Church.......Thur - 6:30pm, Sundays - 8am & 10:30am 2207 11th Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)288-2781 Assembly of God ................................... Sundays - 8am, 9:30am & 11:00am 4240 18th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)288-0868 Autumn Ridge Church.............................Sat. 5:30pm; Sun. 9am & 10:30am 3611 Salem Rd SW, Rochester, MN (507)288-8880 Bethel Baptist Church, SBC .......................Wed. - 7:00pm & Sun. - 10:45am 1937 7th St. NW, Rochester, MN (507)252-4787 Byron United Methodist Church .................... Sundays - 9:00am & 11:00am 503 1st Ave. NW, Byron, MN (507)775-6610 Calvary Episcopal Church ............................. Sundays - 8am, 9am & 11am 3rd Ave & SW 2nd St., Rochester, MN (507)282-6496 Calvary Evangelical Free Church..........Sat. - 5:30pm; Sun. 9am & 10:30am 5500 25th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN (507)282-4612 Christ Lutheran Church ................................................. Sundays - 10:00am 2904 20th St. SE, Rochester, MN (507)289-0271 Christ’s Church of the Jesus Hour ........ Wed. - 6:30pm; Sun. 10am & 11am 2311 Hwy 52 North, Rochester, MN (507)529-1220 Church of the Savior, RCA ............................................... Sundays - 9:30am 971 16th St. SE, Rochester, MN (507)289-7491 Community Presbyterian Church.................................... Sundays - 9:30am 3705 55th St. NW, Rochester, MN (507)280-9291 Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church ........................... Sundays - 10:30am 2810 40th Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)289-6532 Douglas United Methodist Church ................................ Sundays - 10:00am 6507 75th St. NW, Oronoco, MN (507)281-3526 Gethsemane Lutheran Brethren Church ....................... Sundays - 10:30am 2204 22nd St. NW, Rochester, MN (507)282-1121 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church ........................................... Wednesdays - 6:00 .........................................................Sundays - 8:00am, 9:15am & 10:45am 1212 12th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)289-1841 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church ...........Sat. 5:30pm; Sun. 8am & 10:30am 559 20th St SW, Rochester, MN (507)289-1748 Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church .............................. Sundays - 10:00am 45 1st Ave. NE, Oronoco, MN (507)367-4329 Emmanuel Baptist Church ............................................. Sundays - 10:30am 2911 18th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)289-7244 Faith United Methodist Church ..................................... Sundays - 10:30am 27 4th Street SW, Eyota, MN (507)545-2641 First Baptist Church ..................................... Wed. - 6:30pm, Sun. - 10:30am 100 5th St. SE, Stewartville, MN (507)533-8808 First Presbyterian Church.............................. Sundays - 8:30am & 11:00am 512 3rd SW, Rochester, MN (507)288-1618 First Unitarian Universalist Church ............. Sundays - 9:00am & 11:00am 1727 Walden Lane SW, Rochester, MN (507)282-5209 High Forest Community Church.................................... Sundays - 10:30am 12036 SW Oak St., Stewartville, MN (507)259-5624 Holy Redeemer Catholic Church ..................................... Sundays - 8:00am 22 E. 2nd St., Eyota, MN (507)932-3294 Homestead United Methodist Church...................... Wednesdays - 6:30pm ...................................................................... Sundays - 9:00am & 10:45am 400 13th Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)288-8911 Life Evangelical Lutheran Church ................................... Sundays - 9:30am 4500 60th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)282-8280 Marion Church of Christ...........Wednesdays - 6:30pm & Sundays 10:30am 5296 65th Ave. SE, Rochester, MN (507)288-1063 New Testament Baptist Church ................................ Wednesdays - 7:00pm 2119 3rd Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)292-0745 ...... Sundays - 10:30am & 5:00pm Oak Hills Wesleyan Church ........................ Sat. - 5:00pm & Sun. - 10:30am 410 28th St. SW, Rochester, MN (507)288-6053 Oasis Church .................................................................... Sundays - 9:30am 1815 NW 38th St, Rochester, MN (507)289-8596 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church ....................... Sundays - 8:00am & 10:30am 2124 Viola Rd. NE, Rochester, MN (507)289-3021 Pax Christi Catholic Church ...Sat. - 5:15pm; Sun. - 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:45am ..........................................Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. - 9:00am & Wed. - 7:00am 4135 18th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)281-2742 Peace United Church of Christ ...................... Sundays - 8:30am & 11:00am 1503 2nd Ave NE, Rochester, MN (507)282-6117 Presbyterian Church of Oronoco..................................... Sundays - 9:00am 20 3rd St. SW, Oronoco, MN (507)367-4711 Real Lutheran Fellowship .............................................. Sundays - 11:00am 4207 Sapphire Ln. NW, Rochester, MN (507)289-6438 Redeemer Lutheran Church ............ Sat. - 5:30pm, Sun. 8:00am & 10:40am 869 7th Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)289-5147 Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church ...................Mondays - 6:30pm 4520 19th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)282-8280 ..........Sundays - 8am &10:45am Rochester Baptist Church ..................... Wed. - 7:00pm, Sun. - 11am & 6pm 420 11th Ave NE, Rochester, MN (507)287-9771 Rochester Community Baptist Church .................... Wednesdays - 6:30pm 1048 6th Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)288-8706 ................ Sun. 9:30am & 11:00am Rochester Covenant Church ............................................ Sundays - 8:30am 4950 31st Ave. NW, Rochester, MN (507)289-2990 Rochester Pentecostal Church .................................. Wednesdays - 7:30pm 3657 Sheffield Lane SE, Rochester, MN (507)288-4342 ......Sun. - 10:00am & 7:00pm Salem Road Covenant Church ......................................... Sundays - 9:30am 3401 Salem Rd. SW, Rochester, MN (507)288-9601 Salvation Army ............................................... Sundays - 9:45am & 11:00am 20 1st Ave NE, Rochester, MN (507)288-3663 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church .............. Sat. - 5pm; Sun. - 8:00am & 10:00am 1884 22nd St. NW, Rochester, MN (507)288-2469 St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church ....Mon.-Fri. 12:10pm; Sat. 4:30pm 11 4th Ave SW, Rochester, MN (507)288-7372 .......... Sun. - 8am, 9:30pm, 11:15am St. John’s Lutheran Church ....... Thurs. - 6:30pm, Sun. - 8:00am & 10:30am 111 2nd Ave NE, Stewartville, MN (507)533-4420 Stewartville Christian Church ....................................... Sundays - 11:00am 751 Cty. Rd. 106, Stewartville, MN (507)533-4545 Stewartville United Methodist Church .............................. Sundays 9:00am 900 John Wesley Ave. NW, Stewartville, MN (507)533-4625 The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Chosen Generation Parish ............................................. Sundays - 10:30am 1300 10th Ave. NE, Rochester, MN (507)202-4726 Unity of Rochester Study Group ...................... 2nd & 4th Sundays 10:30am 103 7th St. NE, Rochester, MN (Rochester Rep Theatre) Victory Baptist Church ...........Wednesdays - 7:00pm & Sundays - 11:00am 606 36th Ave. SE, Rochester, MN (507)289-2966 Viola Bible Church ............................................................Sundays 11:00am 10606 Main St. NE, Viola, MN (507)876-2092 To list your church contact the Olmsted County Journal at (507)288-5201 or email

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Local volunteer receives prestigious National Philanthropy Day Celebration Honor ROCHESTER, MN – Donna Garratt of northeast Rochester is one of those people – she’s the type of person who gives and gives and gives and gives. We are thrilled to announce her r e c o g n it i o n as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising ProfesDonna Garratt sionals Southern Minnesota Chapter on Nov. 8 during a luncheon at the Marriott. Garratt is a volunteer through PossAbilities and with other local non-profit organizations. Garratt was honored by the local chapter of the AFP in its celebration of National Philanthropy Day. Upon receiving her award, Garratt said she entered the world of volunteerism 20 plus years ago after receiving some life-altering news – her son Ryan was diagnosed with autism. Many people reached out to her and became her support network during a difficult time, Garratt said. She decided she wanted to give back, and throughout the years has volunteered for local non-profit agencies including PossAbilities, Hiawatha Homes,

and Arc Southeastern Minnesota. Garratt’s expertise lies in planning fundraisers. She has been instrumental in helping raise tens of thousands of dollars via the spring Wine & Roses event for PossAbilities, the summer Celebrity Mulligan Golf Tournament for Arc, and the winter Festival of Trees event for Hiawatha Homes. In addition to those high profile events, Garratt also donates her time and effort to cook legendary meals that are auctioned off to the highest bidder during event auctions. “She has unselfishly

donated numerous hours … to raise funds for non-profit agencies,” wrote Val Koster in nominating Garratt for the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award. “Donna Garratt is a person who definitely sees beyond her own needs.” Garratt has co-chaired the PossAbilities Wine & Roses and the Arc Celebrity Mulligan Golf Tournament since their inception. Two other significant awards were distributed during the AFP’s Nov. 8 luncheon. Outstanding Philanthropist was awarded to Leigh and Judy Johnson; Outstanding Philanthropic Organiza-

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C ommentary Government this week •Thursday, Dec. 1, Dover City Council, 7pm, City Hall •Monday, Dec. 5, Rochester City Council, 7pm, Council/ Boardroom Chambers •Tuesday, Dec. 6, Rochester School Board, 7pm, Edison Building at 615 Seventh Street SW Schedule subject to change.

Letter about protecting family farms To the Editor, I am writing today to express my concerns regarding stalled efforts to protect family farms from unfair competition by agribusiness. As you wrote on Nov. 9, family farm and consumer advocates have been calling on members of the Senate for weeks now to support rules to make livestock markets more fair. Now, the rules have been killed and Senate leadership has disappointed many in failing to support Minnesota’s small and midsized livestock producers. Large meat packing firms enjoy near monopoly powers

in that they are often single providers for meat processing in a region. As a result, they are able to control prices, offering more favorable pricing to large volume agribusinesses as opposed to smaller family farms. Because small farms often have no alternative but to deal with these meat processors, they are often forced to accept “take it or leave it” contracts. This disparity in pricing has resulted in lower returns for family farms, causing them to operate on thinner margins than their agribusiness competitors and often forcing them out of business. The fair farm rules known as the GIPSA rule would have

Letter about Obama To the Editor, Why has Congress abdicated their responsibility and sworn oath? Obama and his henchmen have repeatedly violated the constitution and have broken the law. Yet no one in congress does anything about it. • He appointed a number of “czars” responsible only to him and not congress •He has refused or “stonewalled” all efforts to audit his champagne funds •He has produced a questionable if not fraudulent birth certificate proving his birth as a U.S. citizen •He has bribed candidates in close elections to withdraw so that his chosen candidate will win •He has bribed and “arm twisted” members of congress to vote for ObamaCare against their better judgment and against the majority of Americans •He continues to support the illegal “voter fraud” work of ACORN - now operating under a different name

•He dispelled armed forces to Lybia without congressional approval •He has refused to enforce immigration laws •He has by Executive Order cancelled the deportation of aliens who do not meet the criteria for citizenship •He has recently manipulated advertisers to withdraw their ads on certain shows on Fox TV that are critical of him and his agenda •More recently, he and his Attorney General, Eric Holder, have been accused of selling and exporting arms to drug cartels in Mexico. He has denied involvement or evaded questions concerning this. What has happened to our government with its “checks and balances” of the three branches: Executive, Judicial, and Legislative? Is our Congress asleep, afraid to act, ignorant of what’s happening, or do they just not care? Howard Winholtz WWII veteran Rochester, MN

addressed unfair pricing and contracts that have devastated small farms. However, thanks to intense industry lobbying, a Congressional budget bill gutted these rules last week. As someone who strongly supports small farms and locally sourced foods, I am troubled that the Senate did not succeed in preserving these important industry regulations that would

protect family farms from being squashed. Independent farms represent a vital part of our economy. Hopefully Senate leadership will do more to support protections so urgently needed by small farms in the next farm bill. Aaron Civil Rochester, MN


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Byron City Council approves 2011 Frontage Road project improvement assessments By Kevin Blanchard The Byron City Council approved the assessments for the 2011 West Frontage Road Reconstruction at their meeting on Tuesday night, November 22.

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During the public assessment hearing, Bill Angerman, City Engineer, reviewed the details of the 2011 West Frontage Road Reconstruction (from County Road #5 to just west of the fire hall). The city will assess the benefitted property owners at $20.43 per foot. The project was based on the Street Capital Improvement Plan and included replacing portions of curb and gutter, reconstructing the asphalt pavement, and replacing existing storm sewer. The City is paying for eighty percent of the project costs. Residents can pay the entire assessment amount within thirty days interest free. After December 15, all unpaid assessments will be placed on the property tax roll at an interest rate of 4.1 percent. Those who want to apply for a senior

citizen or hardship deferral are asked to contact City Hall. There were no residents at the public hearing who sought to appeal the assessment. All objections not received by the close of the public hearing are waived under Minnesota Statute 429.061. In other action, the city council approved the final draft of the Comprehensive Plan. Work on the Comprehensive Plan was begun in early April. Brad Scheib of the Hoisington Koegler Group will make a presentation of the completed plan to the city council on December 14. The council also approved three groups that had applied to the city’s Adopt-A-Park program: Team R.E.D. for Brooklawn Park, Byron Youth Soccer Association for the soccer field complex, and Byron Elementary

Student Council for Valleyview Park. The council approved the agreement for these groups to maintain the identified parks for a three-year period beginning January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2014. The next Byron City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 14 at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

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Penguin theme is center stage at Rep Theatre audience, tracing the singer’s life and career through shared anecdotes and all of her greatest hits including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall To Pieces,” and “Sweet Dreams”. “There’s been tremendous support for the event from local businesses

and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a musical tribute to legendary Grand Ole Opry singer Patsy Cline at 8:45 pm. Performers Laurie Helmers and Sarah Kohn will present their Patsy Cline tribute for a reserved house

The Rochester Repertory Theatre will hold its Black and White Penguin Ball on Monday, December 5, 2011, at the theatre. The evening features a penguin winter theme and will include a silent auction from 6:30-8:30 pm with a wine tasting

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas 2011- birth of a new tradition From Justine Brewer President- Southwick’s Zoo Mendon, Mass. As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is! It’s time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese-produced wrapping paper? Everyone- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about

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Unemployment rate dips to 6.4 percent ST. PAUL - The state’s unemployment rate fell 0.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted 6.4 percent in October, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. unemployment rate was 9 percent in October. The state lost 6,100 jobs during the month, although some of the declines were offset by a revision in the September figures from 7,400 jobs lost to 1,900 jobs lost.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stewartville City Council approves Fischer & Company purchase agreement By Kevin Blanchard The Stewartville City Council authorized Mayor JimmieJohn King and City Administrator Bill Schimmel to execute the letter of Terms to Purchase approximately 8.69 acres in the Schumann Business Park from Fischer & Company for a 31,400 square foot package distribution center at their meeting Tuesday night, November 22. The Stewartville Economic Development Authority and Housing Redevelopment Authority had reviewed the

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SEMAC announces February 1 grant application deadline The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for grant proposals in three categories. Postmark deadline is February 1, 2012. Projects must take place between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. SEMAC is a non-profit arts agency and is the State of Minnesota

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Eyota City Council discusses new sewer contract By Bill Lisser The Eyota City Council held off on the final approval of the new District Sewer Contract. The council will reconsider after the next district sewer meeting. “Things have been explained

in layman’s terms,” said Mayor Wes Bussel. “The District took comments from all cities and made adjustments. We made a decision on everyone’s input.” The council also approved the 2012 insurance package.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 ed States, of which Mayo was ranked third by U.S. News and Continued from Page 1 World Report. He found that taxes in the communities that the lodging tax in Rochester are home to the 17 premier was below the average for those medical institutions in the Unit- communities.


“We’ll be right there with Duluth and Minneapolis/ St.Paul,” said Wojcik. Mayo is the only Minnesota medical institution listed in the Report’s rankings. “For a bottom end hotel it would be another $1.20 a night. It’s not nothing, but it’s fairly insignificant compared to other travel costs associated.” Wojcik also noted that the Civic Center has not undergone needed maintenance. “If we don’t do the expansion, we’re looking at a $10 million dollar bill, which is likely to be coming out of property taxes,” he said. “It would be coming directly out of our pocketbook.” Council member Bruce Snyder expressed some reservations about the project. “I do have some real issues with this,” he said. “I do want to make sure that besides giving the funds for expansion that we are also giving funds to maintain it. Also, from my view-

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Chatfield School Board discusses passage of levy By Mitchell Walbridge At the monthly Chatfield school board meeting on November 21, 2011, a wide variety of topics were brought in front of the board. All board members were present at the meeting along with Superintendent Edward Harris and other school administrators. Some of the main items on the agenda were the superintendent’s presentation, high school Principal Randy Paulson’s presentation, and the 2010-2011 financial report. A topic of discussion at the meeting was the recent passage of the school’s two operating levy questions on the November 8 ballot. The first question, to renew

the school’s operating levy, passed with a reasonable margin between the “yes” and “no” votes. However, the second question, to add additional revenue to maintain current program and staff levels, was closer in “yes” and “no” votes. Ultimately, the school ended up conducting a recall on Friday, November 18. The recount proved to be identical to the first counting. Superintendent Harris thanked all of the election judges, volunteers, and the school attorney for their help with the process. Secondary principal Randy Paulson mentioned new initiatives in the high school at the Novem-

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activities that do go on that draw people from out of town and out of state. In that sense it would be a user tax.” Council member Randy Staver suggested that at least one city council member sit on the civic center’s advisory board, and suggested council member

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dizing. But it’s also helping to subsidize some of our businesses downtown,” said Snyder. “They contribute money to our restaurants, and some of our hotel stays that we have. A lot of the

Mark Bilderback, who expressed his willingness to do so. “I can tell you from working at the Civic Center for 18 years, on a part-time basis with security, that accessibility for those who are handicapped is not what it should be,” said Bilderback in stating his support

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est way for this community to move forward on the Civic Center which will have a huge benefit for a destination medical community,” said Hanson. “It could be a hardship. We hate to tax anybody. Money issues affect every single one of us. It’s not easy, it’s not fun.”

Business Service Directory Auctioneer

Krause auctioneering Always Consigning and Always Selling or (507)319-0098 s.e. Mn.’s Best on-Line auction company • Antiques • Coins • Collectibles • Fishing, Guns, Hunting • Glassware • Jewelry • Postcards • Pottery • Tools • Toys all items of Quality, old or new will be considered. Consign a small group of items to an entire estate Gold & Sterling Silver Processing, Low Fees! Fundraising? i can help! call Me! Visit:


Auto WanteD BROKE-DOWN CARS & TRUCKS! We’ll BUY your broken car! We’ll BUY your junker truck! cHaDDocK trucK Parts Licensed • Insured • Bonded Dealer Hwy. 14 East 507-288-3346


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JeFF Wetzstein Wetzstein construction, LLc. Complete Home Remodeling • Additions • Decks • Siding • Windows • Doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Roofing • Tiling • Flooring • Garages • Sheds • Landscaping • Etc. 35 Years of Experience #1 Quality Customer Satisfaction Insured & Licensed call Jeff 507-529-1833 Lic#20634563


seitz construction General Contractor • Integrity and Quality are #1 507-292-8000 Residential/Commercial Remodeling and New Construction We offer complete construction services for your next project. Interior/Exterior Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, Seamless Gutters, Decks, Basements, Trim, Drywall, Custom Tile, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Additions or New Construction Free estiMates Fully Insured/Lic.#20636791


HigH Forest BoBcat serVice, LLc Bobcat Work • Concrete Removal Black Dirt • Sand Fill • Rock Cell (507) 273-4754 • Fax (507) 533-1088 HigH Forest autoMotiVe eQuiPMent Division of High Forest Bobcat Service, LLC Authorized Distributor & Installer of Rotary Lifts Also Service All Makes & Models of Lifts call (507) 533-8065

steVe’s auto & trucK rePair 211 S. Main Street, Stewartville, MN 55976 We service all makes of cars and light trucks. QuaLity WorK at a Fair Price. From oil changes to engine replacement - we do it all. 507-533-8914


cAbinetry For complete bath, kitchen, or interior remodeling... Contact Jessica Curry, our certified designer & staff member Let Jessica and her design team turn your wish list into your dream kitchen or bath. Offering years of experience and a full line of custom cabinetry and products to fulfill the job. call 507-285-1109 the tile superstore and More 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 Tile-Granite-Cabinetry-Hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates


cArpet carpet - Vinyl - Hardwood - Laminates We offer the most competitive pricing in the area Flooring will define your home’s style more than any other element Take the time to find the right flooring... You will be rewarded for years to come We offer limitless colors & styles... Residential or Commerical We offer installation or retail sales for the do-it-yourselfers Visit our showroom & let our experienced staff guide you call 507-285-1109 the tile superstore and More 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 Tile-Granite-Cabinetry-Hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates



tc construction anD reMoDeLing 507-951-8215 Specializing in Windows & Doors • Interior/Exterior Painting Flooring, Trim Work, Drywall • Full Handyman Services No Job Too Small




K.o. DryWaLL, inc. Tape, Spray Texture, Knockdown, and install Drywall, Repairs • FREE ESTIMATES Basements • Garages • Additions call Kerry olson at 507-261-1419

eLectricAL J.W.eLectric LLc • Light Commercial/Industrial • Residential new/remodel/services • Agriculture Joel Walbridge, Owner/Master Electrician 507-273-0829 or email:




sHaWn’s FLooring Hard Surface Flooring Installation All Hard Woods, Floating Laminates Ceramic Tile & More Samples Available • Competitive Rates FREE ESTIMATES call shawn at 507-990-5602

cHiLD cAre 21st century child care & Preschool LLc Child Care & Preschool for children ages 6 weeks to 7 years. Clean, Secure Environment with outdoor playground. Hours: M-F 6am-5:30pm Full and Part Time Programs + Preschool Programs Available. 507-206-0615 • 2130 S. Broadway, Rochester, MN If you love children, teaching positions also available. Contact Jeremy, mgr. in person.


cHiroprActic Byron FaMiLy cHiroPractic Dean W. FerBer Dc Free Initial Consultation • Migraine/Headaches • Neck Pain • Back Pain • Leg/Hip Pain • Arm/Shoulder Pain • Ear Infections • Bed Wetting • Colic • TMJ “Chiropractic Care For The Whole Family” call today! 507-775-2711


cHristmAs trees WittLieF cHristMas tree FarMs 3828 110th St. NW, Oronoco, Minnesota 507-367-2519 open nights and Weekends until Dark


cLeAninG serVices tornaDo cLeaning serVices We take dirtiness out of your: Offices, Home, Apartments, Garages, Basements, RV’s, Decks, Animal Clinics, Public Rest Rooms, & MUCH MORE! We live clean in your area & around YOUR WORLD! PERMITS & INSURANCE 507-398-5114 or 507-536-2591 (Maria)


GArAGe Doors tHoMPson’s garage Door anD oPeners Exceptional Products • Superior Service Residential • Commercial • Farm Free in home estimates We sell & install new doors and openers We also do repair work Springs • Cables • Rollers • Hinges • Gears We can repair most brands – We are bonded & insured Serving SE Minnesota since 1991 check out or new high tech show room at: 6101 Hwy 52 N (Bandel Rd NW), Rochester, MN 55901 507-281-1349 When you do business with our family, you become a life long friend



Fabricating & installing granite countertops since 1997 We offer the most experienced granite fabrication facility in SE Minn. We offer the most competitive pricing in the market We offer the largest selection in the region We instaLL it...We instaLL it We offer retail or wholesale... residential or commercial We buy direct from the supplier... our pricing cannot be matched Visit our showroom and let our experienced staff guide you. call 507-285-1109 the tile superstore and More 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 Tile-Granite-Cabinetry-Hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates


Fabricate and Install granite & Quartz starting at $37.99* Unbeatable Price! Call Today! tLc surfaces, LLc 3777 40th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901 507-884-6728 • 507-424-1800 Visit our Showroom: M 9am-5pm; T-TH 9am-6pm; F 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-5pm



WizarD HanDyMan • Interior and Exterior Work • Fences • Decks • Sheds • Drywall/Taping • Painting • Ceiling • Texturing • Bathrooms • Ceramic & Vinyl Tile Small Jobs Welcome • Free Estimates Fully Insured & Licensed 507-281-4091 or 358-2971 (cell) Lic#BC20512722


JeFF Wetzstein Wetzstein construction, LLc. Complete Home Remodeling & Repair • Additions • Decks • Siding • Windows • Doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Roofing • Tiling • Flooring • Garages • Sheds • Landscaping • Fences • Etc. 35 Years of Experience #1 Quality Customer Satisfaction Insured & Licensed call Jeff 507-529-1833 Lic#20634563


toM’s HanDyMan serVices 30 Years Experience in ALL AREAS OF HOME REPAIR Interior/Exterior Plus: Flooring, Gutter Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Tree Trimming, Driveway Sealing, Landscaping, Junk Hauling, Painting & Staining, Etc. ROOF SNOW REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATES • Reasonable Rates • Insured 507-993-2249


on a BuDget??? • Gutters • Painting • Lawncare • Landscaping • Junk Removal • Dirt/Rock/Sand Hauling • Retaining Walls • Fencing • Property Cleanouts • Roofing • Siding • Interior & Exterior Remodeling YOU NAME IT...WE DO IT!!! 12 Years Experience • FREE Estimates • Fully Insured, Licensed & Bonded • References tPr services unlimited LLc 507-696-7524(Tim) LIC#20639861 13-1/11

HAuLinG serVice K&K HauLing, LLc No Hauling Too Small - We Haul It All! • Rock • Dirt • Mulch • Brush • Bobcat Work • More! Selling: Hardwood Mulch • Lanscape Rock • Pulverized Dirt 507-951-8358 (Kevin staloch)

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LAWn/LAnDscApe greg’s LaWn care & snoWPLoWing resiDentiaL & coMMerciaL FALL cLeAn-up • Mowing • Trimming • Core aeration • Dethatching • Edging • Gutter Cleaning • Bush & Tree Trimming • Fertilizing • Weed Control • Pressure Washing LanDscaPing • Retaining Walls • Block • Rock • Mulch • Seeding • Sodding • BOBCAT WORK We WiLL Do it aLL • 25 years experience • Licensed/Fully Insured • Dependable • Trustworthy • Owner Operated Free estiMates


WenDts LaWn care Snow Removal • Salt & Sanding Associations/Commercial/Residential Lawn Care Available • Mowing • Dethatching • Shrub Removal • Trimming Over 30 Years Experience & Fully Insured Guaranteed To Save You Dollars! 507-259-9696 (roger)


FrienDLy JaMie roLstaD “People with Old-Fashion Work Ethic” • Many repeat customers • We offer residential service only • Spring/Fall yard clean ups • Mowing • Snow Removal • Tree Trimming & Smaller Tree Removal • Shrub Trimming • Landscaping • Foundation Build up • Brick Edging • Mulch/Rock/Dirt Hauling & Placement • Bobcat work and more Licensed and Insured • FREE Estimates Please call Jamie 507-281-2858



HousecLeAninG HoMe Basics HousecLeaning serVices Please Call for your FREE Estimate! (507)316-5485 22 Years Experience • 8 Years in Business Professional, Trustworthy, Very Thorough, Flexible Scheduling & Adhere to Privacy of Clients services offered: • Deep Cleaning • Housekeeping • Office Cleaning • Apartment Cleaning • Garage Cleaning & Organizing • Shampooing • Pressure Washing (Decks, Cements, Siding) • Window Washing (Tilt in Type) • Deck Staining, Sealing, Resealing • Oven & Refrigerator Cleaning • Interior Cabinet Cleaning & Organizing • Laundry & Dishes • Beds Made • Organizing General Supplies Included in Labor Cost. If what you are looking for is not listed just make a call and ask for details. 507-316-5485


BLaDe oF grass LaWncare & snoWPLoWing LLc Spring & Fall Cleanups • Lawn Mowing • Tree/Shrub Pruning • Aerating & Dethatching • Driveway/Walkway Edging • Gutter Cleaning • Tilling • Landscaping • Snow Removal • Holiday Lighting Residential/Commercial • Free Estimates Fully Insured & Licensed. Credit Cards Accepted 507-273-6402 4-11/30tfn a & M LaWncare & snoW reMoVaL, LLc Residential & Commercial Fall/Spring Clean-ups • Dethatching • Aerating • Fertilizing • Mowing • Trimming • Snow Removal FREE Estimates • Reasonable Rates • 10+ yrs. Experience call ryan (owner/operator) 507-272-3854



JunK remoVAL JunK-it, LLc Your GREEN Solution Junk & Scrap Removal • Free Estimates Specializing in Removal of: Appliances • Furniture • Electronics • Scrap Metal Lawn & Garden Equip. • Demolition Debris Mulch & Tree Branches, Etc. MATCH OR BEAT PRICING!! contact Brady @ 507-254-7833 or e-mail: Visa/Mastercard/Discover

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JunK-B-gone Rochester’s Longest Running And Most Dependable Junk Hauling Service. Residential and Commercial Single Item To Multiple Truck Loads Fully Insured & Licensed Free Estimates TOO MUCH JUNK? “YOU CALL - WE HAUL” caLL Don at JunK-B-gone 507-280-0404 We Recycle!


cunningHaM LaWn & sHruB care People Who Care • Fall Clean-ups • Aeration • Snow Removal • Sidewalk Shoveling • Sanding • Ice Melts No Job Too Small or Too Big! Residential or Commercial FREE Estimates - Insured 507-696-5722 or 507-951-3440

FranK’s Painting FOR ALL YOUR PAINTING NEEDS!! “Affordable Quality” Interior • Exterior Staining • Textured Ceilings & Walls • Deck Restoration • Drywall/Taping • Quality Work • Insured • Reasonable Rates Free Estimates • References Available Frank 536-7766 We Accept Credit Cards 10 Year Advertiser in this publication


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EXHIBITOR Magazine named 2011 Magazine of the Year Earlier this month, Rochester, MNbased EXHIBITOR Magazine was honored by the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association with the 2011 Magazine of the Year Award. The award was presented during MMPA’s 15th annual Publishing Excellence Awards banquet at Nicolette Island Pavilion in Minneapolis. “The annual award is not a product of a committee decision or an indepth analysis of magazines within a publishing cycle. It’s an award that’s built up over time,” said Lynn Keillor, a freelance writer for MMPA’s

Fine Print newsletter. In addition to winning this year’s Magazine of the Year Award, EXHIBITOR received a dozen individual awards, honoring the magazine’s editorial, design, and online excellence. Among those were five Gold Awards, presented for Best Cover Design, Best Editorial, Best How-To Article, Best Feature Design, and Best Special Issue. “I know this is called the Magazine of the Year Award, but it’s less about what we’ve accomplished over the past 12 months, and more about

what we’ve accomplished during the last three decades,” said EXHIBITOR editor Travis Stanton, during his acceptance speech. “Next year marks EXHIBITOR’s 30th anniversary, so this award is really a reflection of countless writers, editors, designers, art directors, sales reps, circulation coordinators, webmasters, and everyone else who has worked hard to make this magazine what it is today.” Founded in 1982, EXHIBITOR is a recognized leader in exhibitand event-marketing education,

providing techniques, tactics, and trends a company can use to successfully market products and services through trade shows. Each month, the magazine presents in-depth articles on every aspect of exhibit and event management including selecting shows to reach the right target audience, designing exhibits that draw a crowd, exhibiting overseas, creating lead-tracking systems, measuring show results, and more. “Every day when we come to work, we get to decide if we’re going to give 50 percent, or 80 percent, or 100 percent,” said Stanton, after accepting the Magazine of the Year Award. “I’m lucky enough to work

with a team that chooses to give about 150 percent every day. And they don’t do that just because that’s what we hope for and expect at EXHIBITOR. They do that because they take a lot of pride in their work, and they know that extra effort makes the difference between good and great and has consistently elevated EXHIBITOR above what is expected of a business-to-business trade magazine.” To commemorate the honor, EXHIBITOR has affixed a 10-by32-foot banner to the exterior of its offices in downtown Rochester on the corner of Broadway and 2nd Street.

Business Service Directory PAINTING

JOHN AUSTIN PAINTING Quality Interior/Exterior SPECIAL: 3 ROOMS FOR $295 (Paint Not Included) Add 2 Additional Rooms For $100 30% OFF ALL RATES THROUGH MAy 2012 24 Years Experience • References • Insured • Free Estimates 507-269-0166 • 507-292-6361



ARTISAN INC. Interior/Exterior Painting • Staining Drywall • Plaster • Stucco Work Textures • Wallpaper Removal • All Repairs Deck • Fence Staining Garage and Basement Finishing Hardwood Floor Refinishing Licensed and Insured 507-993-1446

PAINTING & decorATING SPECHT PAINTING & DECORATING • Residential • Commercial • New Construction • Professional & Reliable • 26 Years Experience • Painting & Staining • Interior & Exterior • Drywall Finishing • Wall & Ceiling Texturing • Application of All Wallcoverings & Borders • Decorative Finishing • Power Washing • Fully Insured For a FREE ESTIMATE call 507-271-3373


DARRELL’S PAINTING 30 DAY SPECIAL!!! Home outstide painting. Power Wash Outside Interior/Exterior painting (2 coats) Will Paint Vinyl & Steel Siding • Insured • 38 Years Experience • FREE Estimates • Reasonable Rates NO JOB TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL!! 507-358-6979 (Cell) Will Travel Where This Paper Travels


PLUMBING TIM FERGUSON PLUMBING, INC • RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL • 24 HOuR EMERGENCY SERVICE • Free estimates on all your plumbing projects • Water heaters, Water softeners, boilers • Hot water heat systems, Gas piping, Sump pumps • Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling 20 years experience. Licensed, Bonded and Insured 507-951-1918 or 507-288-6327 Lic# 274485PM


recYcLING KEVIN PURRIER SCRAP Buyer of Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals Auto, Electrical, Farm, Plumbing and Much More You Call, I’ll Haul! No Job Too Big or Too Small Cell - 507-358-0847 Email - Will Pay up to $200 for whole vehicle


reModeLING & rePAIr JEFF WETzSTEIN WETzSTEIN CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Complete Home Remodeling & Repair • Additions • Decks • Siding • Windows • Doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Roofing • Tiling • Flooring • Garages • Sheds • Landscaping • Fences • Etc. 35 Years of Experience #1 Quality Customer Satisfaction Insured & Licensed Call Jeff 507-529-1833 Lic#20634563 4-11/30tfn


STEVE GENTRy CONSTRUCTION “Complete Roofing” • Repairs • Tear-offs • New Roofs • Other Home Improvement Projects Licensed, Bonded & Insured Free Estimates & Great References 507-208-4501 - office • 507-250-5263 - cell Lic.#2093908


REDEMPTIVE ROOFING, LLC. • New Roofs • Reshingle • Flat Roofs • 24 Hr. Res./Comm. Leak Repair • Steel Shingles • Chimney Flashing • Gutter Cleaning • Lawn Care • Snow Removal Certified Professional Installer LIFETIME Workmanship GUARANTEED Competitive Pricing Bonded and Insured Call now for Free Estimate 507-251-9220 Lic.# 20638833


WE DO ROOFS...PLUS A WHOLE LOT MORE! Quality • Integrity • Service Call Hartert Builders for your roofing Including Tear Offs/New Roofs or Repairs We Specialize in Insurance Claims... Over 30 Years Experience - FREE ESTIMATES! We also do additions & remodeling Call 507-280-8504 HARTERT BUILDERS, LLC Locally Owned & Operated Lic.#20630601


SHeeTrocK/drYWALL CHRISTIAN’S REMODELING, LLC Sheetrock • Taping • Wall & Ceiling Texturing Painting • Carpet • Hardwood Floors • Ceramic Tile • Roofing • Stucco • Stone • Siding 16 Years Experience FREE ESTIMATES ANY TIME For a Good Clean Quality Job Done Right Call: (507) 536-4928 or (507) 358-3247 (cell) (507) 282-2164 (fax)


CADWELL DRyWALL, LLC Sheetrock - Taping - Ceiling & Wall Texturing Interior/ Exterior Painting & Staining Installation and Removal of all Wall Coverings FREE ESTIMATES Residential and Commercial “Quality you can depend on” (507) 269-7419


SMALL eNGINe rePAIr ALL CHECK SMALL ENGINE REPAIR $54 Fall Special Tune-Up on Snowblowers We service all makes (gas & diesel) • Push Mowers • Riders • Tractors • Tillers • Trimmers • Blowers • Chainsaws Welding & Fabrication Available Pickup & Delivery Mon-Sat 7am-7pm 507-990-8054


SNoW reMovAL TPR SERVICES UNLIMITED Snow Plowing • Snow Shoveling • Snow Removal • Residential & Commercial • Roof Shoveling • (No Water) Ice Dam Removal • De-Icing • Ice Management • Salt & Sand Spreading • 24 Hour Service For FREE Estimates call Tim at 507-696-7524 Licensed, Insured & Bonded LIC#20639861 26-4/4

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ANDREW’S SNOW REMOVAL Commercial & Residential • Steps • Sidewalks • Driveways • Sanding • Salting We also do lawn care • Fall cleanups Fully Insured • FREE Estimates 507-696-3118 4-11/30


LARSON SIDING & WINDOWS In business since 1958 SE Minnesota’s Largest Siding & Window Dealer Offering great specials on all types of siding, windows, doors, seamless gutters, sunroom, decks & more WE WON’T BE UNDERSOLD! 507-288-7111 or 800-221-7111 Lic.#0001482


SIDEWALKS, STEPS, DRIVEWAyS AND DECKS Jarrett’s Home Service, LLC Call Jarrett 507-254-3458 13-2/15

TILe We offer the most competitive pricing in the market We offer the largest selection in the region WE INSTALL IT...WE INSTALL IT We offer retail or wholesale...residential or commercial We buy direct from the supplier... our pricing cannot be matched Visit our showroom and let our experienced staff guide you. Call 507-285-1109 The Tile Superstore and More 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 Tile-Granite-Cabinetry-Hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates


Tree/LAWN/STUMP ROGERS TREE SERVICE & CONSTRUCTION *** Winter Specials *** One call does it all! Licensed & Insured • Stump Grinding • Bush Removal • Tree Transplanting • Buckthorn Control • Tree Trimming • Hauling • Tree Treatment • Lot Clearing • Excavating • Demolition • Paving • Seal Coating • Snow Plowing • Ice Dam Removal • Bucket Truck & Climbers Available 507-280-0453 or 507-951-3325


GRIND UNWANTED TREE STUMPS AWAy! Start with Trust! Call ANDSTAR 507-259-6214 (ASK FOR NEIL) FREE ESTIMATES, Insured, Commercial Licensed Tree Service, A BBB Accredited Service Lic.#06-11


RyAN WINDOWS & SIDING INC • Home Improvement From A Company You Can Trust Windows, Siding, Roofing, Blown Insulation, Injection Foam, Decks, Doors, Awnings, Gutters & Trim • Bruce Ryan 33 Years In Home Improvement Licensed, Bonded, Insured 1-800-367-2606 or 507-281-6363 • Hwy 52 North, Rochester, MN 55903 Lic.#0008077


JEFF WETzSTEIN WETzSTEIN CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Complete Home Remodeling • Replacement Windows • New Construction Windows • Storm Doors • Patio Doors • Siding (Steel, Vinyl, Wood) • Etc. 35 Years of Experience #1 Quality Customer Satisfaction Insured & Licensed Call Jeff 507-529-1833 Lic#20634563


Bob’s Construction, Inc. “JUST CALL BOB’S” For over 51 years Bob’s Construction has been the Rochester Area’s Preferred Exterior Contractor. Windows: Bays, Bows, Double Hungs, Casements Siding: Steel, Vinyl, Cement Board Roofing: Asphalt, Rubber, Metal Doors: Steel, Fiberglass, Entry, Sliding, Garden Professional Installation - Friendly Service The Right Choice Starts with the Right Company! Bob’s Construction, Inc. 4006 Hwy. 14 East, Rochester, MN 55904 507-288-8379 Lic.# 004842



WINDOW WORLD OF ROCHESTER America’s Largest Vinyl Replacement Company $189 Any Size White Double Hung Window Free In Home Estimates LOW PRICE GUARANTEE 507-206-6656 WWW.WINDOWWORLD.COM

WATerProoFING LIEBENOW WATERPROOFING • Basement Waterproofing • New Construction Installation • Drain Tile • Sump Pumps • Mold-resistant Panels • Waterproofing Painting • Window Wells References Available • Residential/Commercial For a FREE Estimate Call 507-951-1028


BASEMENT WATER CONTROL SINCE 1965 •Free Estimates• Beaver Systems, sump pump systems, battery operated sump pumps, under floor drain tile, ProFlow drain systems, under ground outside drains for sump pumps & down spouts, Hold-Right wall Anchors to repair & stabilize cracked & moving basement walls. If you have a basement repair problem we can probably solve it. OWNERS: ARLEIGH & SCOTT BENIKE Rochester 507-281-2714 or Toll Free 1-877-461-9994



ALL-STAR BASEMENTS Multiple Basement Waterproofing Options • Foundation Repair • Crawl Space Solutions FREE ESTIMATES - Call Today! Mention this ad by 12-31-11 and receive $100 off your system! 507-259-7776 • 800-992-7942


JB ExTERIORS OF ROCHESTER, LLC • Siding • Windows • Seamless Gutters All Your Exterior Needs References Available Guaranteed Quality Service - Fully Insured WHy PAy MORE? Call Jason for your FREE Estimate 507-272-4524

Wood TrIM & MoULdING Your headquarters for all TRIM and MOULDINGS. Complete Supplier of TRADITIONAL, KOOLTM & NEW or OLD CuSTOM DESIGNED Millwork. Bring in your plans and we will gladly give you a free estimate & advice for your complete job. Visit our web site, you will like it: WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD! 100’s of patterns are in our showroom for your observation. We are open 6 days a week Millworks Plus, Inc. 2130 South Broadway • Rochester, MN 2 Blocks North of Walmart South 507-287-8373 or toll free at: 1-866-271-6411 email:




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THURSDAY, DEC. 1 Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Rochester Senior Center- Experience the Spirit of Christmas with Frankincense and Myrrh oils- Presenter Susan Raye Thompson, 10am Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 7pm, Autumn Ridge. *

Widows & Widowers of Rochester meeting, 9:15am, breakfast at 9:30. Clarion Inn South on Broadway. For more information, call 507289-2263.* Potluck, 12 noon. Sons of Norway Kristiania Lodge 47, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Road NE, Rochester. Bring dish to pass. Friends of the Rochester Public Libraryannual Holiday book and bake sale, library auditorium, 1:30-5pm. Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Rochester Assembly of God. * The Wonder of the Nativity: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, corner of Viola Rd. and East Circle Dr. 3-8pm. Umbrian Christmas II- Exploring the Franciscan Hermitage Tradition, 7-11pm, Assisi Heights, Rochester.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2 RCTC LIFE (Learning is ForEver)Examining the Story of Jesus’ birth with Bill Bakken, 1-2:30 pm, Heintz Bldg. Room HA 130, 1926 Collegeview Road SE, Rochester The Wonder of the Nativity: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, corner of Viola Rd. and East Circle Dr. 5-8:30pm. Free Acoustic Jam-Bluegrass and Country Listeners and players welcome, 6:30-9:30pm, Peace United Church of Christ, 14th St. NE and 2nd Ave NE, Rochester.*

SUNDAY, DEC. 4 Rochester Art Center, Gallery Shop trunk Show and Holiday Sale, 12 noon-5pm Umbrian Christmas II: Celebrating a Family Christmas, 1-4pm, Assisi Heights, Rochester. Friends of the Rochester Public Libraryannual Holiday book and bake sale, library auditorium, 1:30-4pm. Alternative Gift Fair, 12 noon-3pm, Peace United Methodist Church of Christ, 1503 2nd Ave. NE Rochester.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3 55+ Driver Improvement Program- 4 hr. refresher course, 8:30-12:30pm, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1884 22nd St. NW Rochester.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7 Seasons Hospice Grief Education, Coffee get-together in Rochester, 9am-10am, Seasons Hospice House/Office.* Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Rochester Senior Center- Christmas Memories from Broadway, 10am. Presenter Frank Mcilmail. RCTC LIFE (Learning is ForEver)- Holiday Film “A Christmas Memory”, 1-3pm, Heintz Bldg. Room HB 117, 1926 Collegeview Road SE Rochester.

North American Lutheran Church- Bible Study, 7pm at Rochester Covenant Church, 4950 31st Ave NW, Rochester.* Med City T’ai-Chi Ch’uan Club, 6-7:30pm, Fred Reed Hall. Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-289-1795 for info. *

Faith United Methodist Church Annual Christmas Bell Choir Concert, 3pm, corner of 4th Street SW and Lafayette in Eyota. Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota Holiday Concert: Glad Tidings! 4pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 3rd Ave SE Rochester. Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Hope Summit Christian Church. *

TUESDAY, DEC. 6 Silver Treads Square Dance Club, 1-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Contact Charles Bysheim at 2814455 or Pam Styder at 281-2547 for more info. * Seasons Hospice Center- Memories of the Heart: Honoring loved ones who have died. 7pm, Christ United Methodist Church.

MONDAY, DEC. 5 Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Rochester Senior Center- Christmas is Here! 10am-3pm, Club Rooms, Christmas shopping made easy. Rochester Senior Center- Introduction to the Internet, 12:30 pm. 55+ Driver Improvement Program- 4 hr. refresher course, 5:30-9pm, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1884 22nd St. NW Rochester. ABWA American Business Women’s Association Christmas Celebration, Ramada Hotel, 5:30-8pm. Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 6:00pm, Community Celebration Church in Kasson. * Seasons Hospice Center Newly Bereaved Program, 6:30-8:30 pm, Seasons Hospice Office.

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The Calendar of Events is yours to use FREE for churches, civic organizations and clubs. Mail, fax, or e-mail your event by Wednesday for the next week’s paper. Olmsted County Journal, PO Box 6697, Rochester, MN 55903. Fax: 507-288-5201 E-mail to:



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Hunt’s Will Do More For You! Coupons Good Thru December 31, 2011 • All Items While Supplies Last OPEN 7 Days A Week: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 9:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm • Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


CALL 507-288-5201 • FAX 507-288-9560 E-MAIL:






Hayfield, very affordable, 1 bedroom, new income limits! Income based! Elevator, controlled access/entry, community room, on-site laundry, heat paid, no app fee, must be 62+, disabled/handicapped EOH. Call today for showing 507-634-4188, 507-4772316 r19tfn- o

BUILD SEASON + CHRISTMAS = R & S RACING! Unique gifts with a purpose for your Hotrod & Racecar Builder & Drivers. Gifts in all it pricein! ranges or give a Call Gift Certificate. R & S RACING 1025 S. 507-288-5201 Broadway, Albert Lea, MN 507-373-5907. ap30- x


For rent: 5 room apartment downstairs in triplex. Newly remodeled. $575/month. 507-753-2258 or 507-251-1687 or 507251-5777. r30,7- x

FAX it in! 507-288-9560

Eisenhower Dollars ($2/ea). Monroe pictures, 100 plastic buckets, art books, blankets, bed frames, vacuum, poster book, 450 oil paintings, bar stool, flower pots, small dresser, toolbox, ladder, stretcher board, wooden shoes, camera, Tiffany Lamps, Arizona magazine. 507-282-3011. s27-12/28

Furniture and Mattresses “Clearance Center” 57% and more off. Just reduced 7 sofas under $400.00 and as low as $329.00, recliners under $300.00, sectionals and reclining sofas at comparable savings. Missed match mattress, sets all sizes while quantity last. Lane, Flexsteel, Ashley, Simmons and England. Over 250 items in the “Clearance Center” MORRIS FURNITURE Albert Lea, MN. 507-373-6434 [1]. f9,16,23,30,7,14- x

Main Floor Efficiency Apartment for One, 2 blocks West of Riverland in Albert lea. Heat, electric, water, sewer, garbage, deck, range, fridge, full bath, lawn care & snow removal all included. $340.00 per month. Clean, good neighborhood. No pets, no smoking. Lease, References, deposit, 1st month rent. Call 507-373-4447 for appointment. r30- x

WANTED Crafters wanted! November 27th. 9am-3pm. Rochester Eagles Club! Sign up now! (715) 642-3932. w9,16,23- x We pay $200 and UP for junk cars, trucks, and more. Free Tow away - call Oronoco Auto Salvage at 507-3674315. w20tfn- o WAnted: Used or non-running vehicles, fair prices, cash pay outs. 507-269-2092. w10/5-11/23- x

REAL ESTATE BUYERS WANT Cropland/Building Site/ Hunting Land. WI-MN Real Estate/ Lucky’s Land Auctions. rogerjohnson@ 608-385-8080. e30tfn- o

• 1998 Schult 16x80 3BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, Dishwasher, A/C, W/D, 325 55th St NE Lot #125, Hallmark Terrace - $28,000 • 1977 Marshfield 14x70 2BR, 1BA, Shingled Roof, Deck, new Thermo Windows, #147 Oronoco Estates - $12,900 • 2006 Skyline 16x80 3BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, D/W, C/A, metal skiring DLX applian Pkg, #9 Sherwood, St. Charles, Turnkey - $47,900 • 1991 Rollohome 28x56 3BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, Newer Carpet, Fresh Paint, On Sales Lot - $33,900 • 2005 Schult 28x42 3BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, Dishwasher, A/C, New Deck, 3706 Willow Ridge Dr. SW - $47,900 • 2001 New Generation 16x72 3BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, D/W, 2 Skylights, On Sales Lot - $36,900


• 2000 Fairmont 16x80 - $36,900

Call For Details 5220 Hwy 63 N. Rochester, MN (507) 282-9833

Crawford Ranch 507-923-6474 or 507-280-8282


Farm Land To Rent


e-mail it in!

2012 & Beyond • References Available

1995 Ford Ranger Super ext. cab. Great

Call Chris at 507-271-8411 or Craig at 507-202-9424

condition. 507-459-1281. a30- x

ChaddoCk TruCk & auTo SaleS 7 MILES EAST ON US 14 • Rochester, MN • 288-3346

‘01 Sport Trac ........ $7,995

‘02 Explorer...........$6,495

‘05 Accent..............$3,777

‘01 Sunfire .............$3,477

‘02 Envoy ..............$6,995 Sold

‘04 Gr. Cherokee ..$8,495

‘02 Focus...............$3,995

‘03 Neon ...............$4,295

‘01 Gr. Cherokee ...$6,995

‘99 Ranger ............$4,995

‘02 Cougar ............$3,995

‘02 Accord.............$5,700

‘03 Aztek ..............$5,995

‘96 Dakota ........... $2,200

‘00 Alero...............$3,495

‘04 Impala ............$6,495

‘02 Rendezvous .... $5,295

‘01 Blazer ............. $4,495

‘02 Saturn ............. $3,795

‘98 Malibu ..............$3,195

‘99 Bravada ......... $4,495

‘05 Sierra ..............$11,995

‘99 Cougar ............$2,495

‘00 Bonneville .......$3,495

‘99 Explorer ...........$3,995

‘00 Silverado ........$3,495

‘04 Town & Country$6,795

‘95 Accord .............$2,995

‘98 Expedition .......$4,995

‘01 Tracker ............$4,995

‘05 Grand Am .......$5,995

‘01 Grand Am........$3,995

‘00 Bravada..........$3,995

‘95 F150 ..................$1,995

‘01 Corolla .............$4,995

‘99 Grand Prix...... $4,495

Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm • Next to Chester Woods!


PAYING UP TO $175.00 for your Junk Cars, Trucks, etc. Call Bill @ 612-7564547 or 507-383-1168. 9,16,23- x Need Extra $$$ for Christmas? I’m paying top $ for gold/silver coins (US and Foreign). Old paper money, and metal “Good For” business/merchant tokens from all 50 states. Call 507-282-0147. w23,30,7- x

indoor & outdoor arena, Lounges, round Pens, Stalls, Pasture, Turnouts. Horses For Sale Training & Lessons available

Oronoco Auto Parts and Auto Sales

410 1 St. SE, Oronoco, MN 55960 507-367-4315 • 800-369-4315 • Just 5 minutes north of Rochester on Hwy 52 st

‘89 Silverado - 4x4, Blue, 105K, Rust Free, Nice Tires . $2,995

‘97 Sunfire - 2 Dr, Red, 144K ........ $1,595

‘01 Windstar - Black, 130K, Lt. hail damage ...$2,195

‘96 Beretta - White, 145K.............. $1,295

‘01 Caravan - Blue, 191K.............. $2,195

‘92 F250 - 2x4, Brown, Clean, 148K .. $1,695

‘01 Alero - Blue, 265K, Runs Great $1,095

‘00 Alero GL - Brown, 145K .......... $1,895

‘95 Aspire - Red, 103K, Man. Trans ...... $995

‘98 Explorer - Gold, 4x4, 205K ..... $1,595

‘97 Caravan - Blue, 224K ................. $1,195

‘93 Suburban - 4x4, Tan, Very Clean, 206K.. $1,895

‘96 Regal - White, 228K .................... $995

‘93 Olds 88 - Silver, 168K ................. $895

‘01 Daewoo Lanos - White, 101K $1,995

‘00 Grand Caravan - White, 177K ...$1,795

‘99 Deville - Gold, 82K ................. $3,495

‘99 Ford E250 Cargo Van - White, 132K ..$2,495

‘97 Deville - Red, 101K ................. $2,995

‘98 Yukon - 4x4, Silver, 213K ........ $1,695




The City of Stewartville is now accepting proposals to purchase an approx. 3,500 sq. ft. building “as-is” on the corner of Hwys. 63 & 30. Apartment above. To be considered, please submit the following to City Hall no later than 4 pm 12/13/2011: Proposed Use & Detailed Plans for Renovation - Sketches of Final Design/Layout - Description of Materials Used Renovation Timeline - any other Considerations


507-533-4745 The City of Stewartville reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. Any costs associated with closing are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Wonderful family holiday gift. Olehauser 7 foot slate top pool table. Complete with balls, 4 cues, and other accessories. New felt. 507-281-3358 or 507-288-2366. s16,23- x Crowsfeet Christmas - 2310 40th Ave SE off Marion Rd. Weekends 11-4:30. Unique items, 20% off $20 or more. s30- x 2007 Honda Recon ATV electronic shift, 2-wheel shaft drive, yellow. Bell helmet, extra large, used once. 8-inch Craftsman table saw withmotor and all the trimmings. 1950 Vintage. Star Diamond rock saw with motor, 10-inch. 507-282-1775. s23,30- x

SERVICES Attention: Furniture MOVED, JUNK/ BRUSH HAULED … Gutters/Windows cleaning, pruning, weed-wacking, painting, weeding, tree cutting, raking, mowing and edging. Free estimates. Dependable, Quality workmanship. Douglas. 507-282-3011. v4/27-12/28 Will do snow removal on smaller driveways and sidewalks, also roof raking. For a free etimate call 507-282-1563. Ask for Glen. v16,23,30,7- x Housecleaning, reasonable rates, 10yrs. experience, references. Call Linda, 261-7718. v23,30,7- x

NOTICES INJURED WHILE SERVING IN THE MILITARY? You may be eligible for a cash payment. If you suffered traumatic injuries while serving in any branch of the military, including the reserves or national guard between October 7, 2001 and present time. You may be entitled to a lump sum payment up to $100,000,000 EVEN IF THE INJURY WAS NOT RELATED TO ANY MILITARY ACTIVITY. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727. n30- x

EMPLOYMENT Payless Shoes now hiring. Apply at h19tfn- o NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h9,16,23- x ROUTE BUS DRIVER needed for morning and afternoon routes at $13.50 per hour. Extra trips also available at $12.50 per hour. Prefer current bus driver license holders but will train right candidate. Must fill out an application available in the Dover-Eyota Public Schools District Office at 615 South Ave SW, Eyota, MN. Must also pass license check, background check and submit to drug testing. We are seeking safe, dependable drivers. If that describes you, please call Transportation Director Dustin Pagel at 507-545-2633 for more information. EOE h30,7- o Top pay on excellent runs! Regional runs, steady miles, frequent hometime, new equipment. Automatic detention pay! CDL-A, 6 mos. Exp. req. 866-322-4039. EEOE/AAP. h30- x

PETS 2 AKC registered English bulldogs need a rehoming. If interested contact 651-484-1478. p30,7,14,21- x



place To find The besT deals

MOBILE HOMES 1991 Schult 16x80, 3br, 2 BA, den C/A, W/D, dishwasher and new ref. Vaulted ceiling, shed and decks. $16,000/OBO. 507-319-0478. m23,30- x 1976 Marshfield 14x70, 2 bD, washer/ dryer, CA, vinyl siding. $7500. Hallmark Terrace. 507-282-1534. m16,23,30- x 1972 14x70 Marshfield 2 BR, stove, refrigerator, water softener, W/D, A/C, metal siding, $6,500. Hallmark Terrace. Lot #82. 507-280-9169. m30,7- x

GARAGE SALES Flea Market: Rochester Mayo Civic Center, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, new, old. Admission $2, tables $15. Phone 641-832-2700 or 507-269-1473. g23,30,7- o

EMPLOYMENT 11 FULL – TIME AND PART – TIME POSITIONS Openings are in set-up service and delivery dept. No experience necessary, company will train applicants. Must be 18 or older and be neat in appearance, ready to start immediately.

$450 to $750 a Week To start + bonuses

For interview call



Licensed Nurses & Nursing Assistants Golden Living Center - ROCHESTER WEST Sub-Acute & Long term cAre nurSing Home

• Woud you like to be a part of a team that enjoys working together? • Would you like to work in a fun environment with great caregivers? • Would you like to be a part of a team that makes a positive difference in the lives of the people they touch every day?

If you answered YES, what are you waiting for? “Golden Living Centers” offers professional Nurses great benefits: • Competitive wages including shift differentials • Health/Dental/Life Insurance Plans • Dependant Care Assistant Program • Tuition Assistance Program • Fantastic Opportunities for Advancement • Matching 401K • Free CEU’s You can join our Team today by applying at:

Or email your resume to:


Mary Chambers, DNS • OR Tyler Donahue, Executive Director

Golden Living Center • Rochester, West 2215 Hwy 52 North • Rochester, MN 55901


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