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Byron High School wins Intel Foundation Award ware and teacher professional was the curriculum the school numbers and awards prove it. Byron High School was the development products valued officials wrote according to tracy@olmstedcountyjournal.com only high school in Minnesota at approximately $100,000 Warneke. The curriculum is based on to win the Blue Ribbon award Byron High School is excited contributed by award sponafter learning they were one of sors. One school will also be state standards and involves given by the National Departeighteen schools in the country crowned Intels “Star Innovator” the use of smart boards in the ment of Education last school to be recognized as a School and will receive an additional classroom and a free e-learning year which honors schools and of Distinction Finalist, a con- $25,000 and additional prizes software program that helps their achievements. Byron stutest created by the giant Intel and services from sponsors educators develop online dents also placed within the Foundation. They were one of three in the nation to be picked for their category, Innovations Byron High School Math Instructor Rob Warneke in Mathematics Education for the high school level by the courses allowing staff and top 10 percent of all scores involved with the award. foundation. It took Byron High School students to collaborate eas- in math, science, and writing Each of the eighteen schools recognized will receive five staff three days to write the ily through the internet called throughout the state in 2010. thousand dollars from the application for the award which Moodle. YouTube is also being It is the availability of staff and Intel Foundation and a trip to contained information regard- used as some of the easier con- through the use of the interWashington D.C. in Septem- ing the curriculum developed cepts can be recorded and later net that allows the students to ber. Six schools will be named by the math department. “Just viewed while the children are excel in these areas. This style of teaching is not Intel Schools of Distinction at getting through the writing not in the classroom. “We new to the classroom setting have allowed ourselves to be process was a great step to that time and will receive an additional five thousand dol- complete,” Byron High School available 24/7,” Warneke said. but it was the development and lars from the foundation and math instructor Rob Warneke Being available has helped the delivery of Byrons curriculum a bundle of hardware, soft- said. The biggest selling point students immensely and the by the high school staff that By Tracy Ebmeyer

“$100,000 can go a long way in a school system.”

was recognized by the Intel Foundation. It was the “outside of the box thinking,” that has propelled Byron into the national spotlight according to High School Principal Michael Duffy. None of this would have happened had it not been for a meeting almost two years ago. According to Duffy, he was approached by the math and science departments with the need for new textbooks but the resources were not there for that purchase. The teachers began searching for options and followed the examples of several schools across the nation and incorporated their ideas to form the basis for the curriculum they have now. Had it not been for the lack of resources this may not have See BYRON Page 6 

Rochester City Council approves purchase agreement for new fire station By Nate L angworthy nate@olmstedcountyjournal.com

The Rochester City Council went with safety over cost concerns in approving the city to enter into a purchase agreement with Think Mutual Bank for the future site of Fire Station #2 in northeastern Rochester. The 8.7 acre parcel of land on the intersection of East Circle Drive and Viola Road NE will cost the city $1.5 million over five years. The price raised discussion of the cost effectiveness of building on this intersection that has high potential commercial potential, and thus a potential tax

base for the city. The approval passed on a four-to-three vote with Council members Bruce Snyder, Ed Hruska, and Dennis Hanson in opposition. “I’d like the Fire Department and Public Works to look at a location that isn’t so visible or on such a highprofile corner,” said Council President Hanson. Council member Michael Wojcik noted that the city was originally planning to have eight fire stations when the population grew to its current size, but the department is reaching its coverage areas thanks to well placed stations throughout the city. Having

three less fire departments than planned is saving money, even if the well located sites may cost more. “As expensive as it is, when you start looking at the overall protection it gives to the City, it probably makes real good sense to be in this location,” said Council member Mark Bilderback. Also, having a willing seller in Think is important because Rochester would need to pay quite a bit more if it were to take the land somewhere else. Another point made was that See ROCHESTER Page 7 

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Stewartville streets are blooming! Scott Priebe and Eric Domino were exercising their green thumbs on Tuesday, May 17. They were planting flowers in planters and putting up hanging baskets along Main Street. The flowers were the result of the work by the Stewartville City Council and the Street Beautification Committee. Photo by Kevin Blanchard

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Obituaries Kenneth G. Conlan Kenneth G. Conlan, 90, of Preston, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Kenneth was born on July 5, 1920, in Preston, the son of Michael and Anna (Tollefson) Conlan. He graduated from Preston High School. He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., for one year. He returned to Preston to farm with his Mom and Dad. He worked for Mayo Clinic for 20 years while continuing to farm until his retirement. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. He dearly loved his grandchildren and especially enjoyed his horses. He is survived by his five children: Mike (Sheri) Conlan, Bob (Donna) Conlan, Walt Conlan, Jean (Dave) Casey and Steve (Suzanne) Conlan; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held May 22, 2011, at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston. Thauwald Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Evelyn A. Mayer Evelyn Agnes Mayer, 96, a longtime rural Racine, MN resident, died Saturday, January 1, 2011 of natural causes at Meadow Manor Health Care Center in Grand Meadow where she had been a resident for two days. Evelyn Agnes King was born May 18, 1914 in Racine Township, Mower County to Curtin and Amanda(Utzinger) King. She grew up on the family farm, attended rural schools and graduated from Spring Valley H.S.and Austin Normal School. She then taught in one room elementary schools in the Racine area. She was married November 12, 1932 in Cresco, Ia. to Henry A. Mayer. After their marriage the couple farmed west of Racine for several years and at their present farm for 74 years. Mrs. Mayer was a farmwife and homemaker and after their family was raised was employed at Johnson Chick Hatchery in Spring Valley and Racine, and Kappers Construction in Spring Valley and at Glen Miller Interior Design in Rochester. In 1970, she opened and operated Patio Place Antiques at the farm for 20 years. Mr. Mayer was a farmer and insurance agent and died in 1996. Mrs. Mayer moved to The Meadows assisted living facility in Grand Meadow in 2001. She was a past member of the former Evangelical United Brethern Church in Racine and was a current member of the Racine United Methodist Church where she was active in it’s U.M.W., played piano

for the choir and taught Sunday school. She was a charter member of the Red Wing Pottery Society and was active in 4-H, the county extension service and the Mower County Fair. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting afghans for her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviors include a daughter and two sons: Ken (Kay) of Las Vegas, NV; Marlin (Mary) of Mesa, AZ; Darlene (Ed) Dibble of Houston, TX; 13 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; 14 great-greatgrandchildren; two sisters: Marjorie Williams of Portage, WI and Della Young of Hawthorne, NV. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry, her parents and two sisters. Memorial services for were Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Racine, MN with Rev. Glen Holland officiating. Arrangements are with GriffinGray F.H. in Stewartville, Mn. Esther Schultz Esther Schultz, 100, of Rochester, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Samaritan Bethany on Eighth where she has resided for the last ten years. Esther Mina Amanda Schultz was born Nov. 23, 1910, in Sargeant, MN to Arend and Mary (Barwig) Arends. She was raised in Plainview, MN on the family farm. On June 12, 1929, she married Henry Schwartz in Plainview. The couple moved to Haverhill Township, Olmsted County, MN, where they farmed until 1945 when they moved to Rochester. The couple both worked for Libby’s and operated a boarding house. They were later divorced. On Jan. 6, 1962, she married Lowell Schultz at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. The couple both worked at Libby’s until their retirement, when they wintered in Arizona. Lowell died in 2002. Esther enjoyed many different crafts including sewing, knitting, and crocheting things for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Survivors include two daughters: Mary (Cyril) Delaney and Janet (James) Sheldon, both of Rochester; three sons: Dale (Darlene) Schwartz, and Dennis Schwartz, both of Rochester; and David (Paulette) Schwartz of Detroit Lakes, MN; thirty grandchildren, and many great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Elaine, and Donna, three sisters, and five brothers. The funeral service was Saturday, May 21, at Mahn Family Funeral Home – Rochester Chapel with Jane Day of Homestead United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery Mahn Funeral Home - Rochester Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

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Food For Life By Jade Wangen

This article is not about food, exactly…I am cheating this time, and writing about something else, just because I feel like it, and I think it’s valuable information. It’s also a lot of fun. The multiple allergies my daughter had as an infant and toddler changed my life forever. For the first time, I had to read every ingredient of everything I fed her. Not only that, but I had to be careful what I put on her skin, what shampoo I used, what sunscreen, soap, and laundry detergent I used. I became, out of necessity, fully aware of the sensitivities some people have to these things, and how they can affect the body. For the first time, I began to research these ingredients, and what I learned really opened my eyes. Most conventional lotions, shampoos, and other body care items contain a lot of ingredients, most of them unpronounceable. Most of us don’t know what half of them are. I never used to care; I was just happy that something made me clean or made my hair smell good. I had no idea that some of these things could actually harm a person. These days I avoid products with things like sodium laurel/ laureth sulfate, formaldehyde, any kind of parabens, synthetic colors, and synthetic fragrances, to name a few. I also try to avoid petroleum-based products, because really, do we need to use up more petroleum? Many of these ingredients have been linked to cancer. At the least, they can cause irritation and allergic responses. I am sure there are many sources that will tell you they are perfectly safe, but I don’t believe it. Who knows what the effects are of being exposed to these things on a daily basis for years and years? And even if the damage is minimal, there’s no harm in using products that are less processed,

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and contain more basic, natural ingredients. Also, people tend to forget that whatever goes on your skin will be absorbed into your bloodstream. One piece of advice I heard was that if you wouldn’t eat it, you shouldn’t put it on your body either. I like that. If I am not making my own beauty products, I purchase ones that have very few ingredients, ones that I can pronounce and understand what they are. I went through a phase a few years ago where I made everything on my own. I wasn’t working outside the home at the time, so I had more spare time. I tried making my own body wash, shampoo, lotions, even laundry detergent using recipes I found online. I also made my own hand sanitizer once. It was fun experimenting with the different ingredients and seeing which ones worked and which ones didn’t. I especially liked this moisturizer for several reasons. For one, it only has three ingredients. For another, I have very dry skin, and this is smooth, creamy, and made my skin soft. It’s easy to make, and it is also very interchangeable. I have tried it using different oils and butters, and this is the combination that I like the best. I buy all my items in bulk at the health food store, and I don’t like to pay a lot. Coconut oil is wonderful stuff to eat, and to put on your skin. It acts as a great moisturizer, and it also smells fantastic. I keep it in the refrigerator, where it is solid, but when heated it will become a liquid. If you are not a coconut fan, any other oil, such as avocado, jojoba, or sweet almond oil will work just as well. I buy shea butter in bulk and it doesn’t cost a lot. I have also used

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1/4 cup shea butter 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup aloe vera gel In a double boiler, melt shea butter and coconut oil together. Remove from heat, let cool for a few minutes, and whisk in aloe vera gel. Pour into a container and let sit overnight, until it firms up. You can then mix it more if you need to before use.

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cocoa butter. It leaves a great cocoa smell on your skin, but I would use it with an oil that is less fragrant than coconut. Aloe vera is used for so many things it’s ridiculous. Not only is it good at cooling a burn, it is a great moisturizer, and some people even drink it. It is great used right from the aloe vera plant, but it is really cheap to buy a bottle. This moisturizer is not for people with oily skin, as it is a bit oily itself. But for me, it works well right out of the shower. I apply it to my body and face, and wipe off any that doesn’t soak in. After a couple minutes it soaks up well and leaves my skin feeling wonderful. It is light enough to be used in the summer as well. Everything in this recipe is edible, so it isn’t totally out of line to put it in my food column. And no, I have never tried to eat it!

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Dessner ~ Harstad Jilliana Dessner and Andrew Harstad, both of Eagan, MN are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The groom’s parents are James and Polly Harstad of Harmony. The bride’s parents are Julie Ohm of Rochester, and the late Fritz Dessner. Jill graduated from Lanesboro High School and is a 2003 graduate of RCTC with an Associates Degree in Accounting. She is currently enrolled at the MN School of Business pursuing her Bachelors in Accounting. She is also employed at Madsen O’Meara & Co. as an accountant in Bloomington, MN. Andy graduated from Fillmore Central High School and is a 2005 graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He is currently employed at Alerus Financial as a Senior Technician in the operations department in Arden Hills, MN. The wedding is planned for June 4, 2011, at the Rochester International Event Center.

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C ommentary Try to forget about gasoline price wars By John Goutcher As the prices for gasoline begin to creep toward the $4 per ga llon mark, it appears that President Obama will get his wish for “gradual adjustment” to high gas John Goutcher prices. W h e n the truth is unveiled, citizens of this country are not adjusting in the way Obama expected. When the President was asked the question if “these high prices help us,” Obama told CNBC, “I think I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.” What the President meant with his comment about helpful high fuel costs, no doubt, meat that the demand for fuel would decrease as the price per gallon increased. Unfortunately, that was not the case, for it looks like the oil producers will continue to get rich at our expense. ExxonMobil, a US based company with international interests, saw an increase in profit in the first quarter of 2011. Many Americans are upset at this petroleumbased company reaping huge profits at the expense of the consumer. It is, however, interested to note that exxonMobil controls only two percent of the oil market. Oil rich OPEC nations, mostly in the Middle East, control the lions share and are the large profit-takers. As Americans, we constantly complain about the companies which operate income. We like to call this outsourcing. Yet, as a nation, we gladly throw our hard-earned dollars to foreign countries which produce oil and very few complaints are Editorial Cartoon

heard from the American public. Washington politicians, rather than close tax loopholes which benefit the big five US oil companies, (ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips and Shell) are assessing a $20 billion excessive profit tax. Granted this reflects new money and is worth saving, but it represents only 1/200th of the four trillion which is needed over the next 10 years to help pay down the national debt. In addition, this excess tax against companies which are being used as political punching bags, are also large contributors toward re-election campaigns on both sides of the aisle. Rather than pick on just five companies which produce oil, why don’t the politicians with their infinite wisdom just close the tax loopholes for all US companies? ExxonMobil in the year 2008 paid more in US Federal Taxes than the bottom 50 percent of all taxpayers combined (61.7 billion), which was an all-time record for ExxonMobil (Forbes Magazine 2009). So much for the political statements that the rich don’t pay their fair share. The US Department of Energy said, “World crude and liquid fuel consumption grew by an estimated 2.4 million barrels per day in 2010, to 86.7 million barrels per day, the second largest increase in at least 30 years.” The OPE increase would raise demand even higher. Perhaps we should ask the question, what if OPEC does not boost output to quell rising oil prices, but decides to reduce output? Somewhere along the road of life, many of us have taken a course or two in Economics 101. In that class, we were taught that a higher demand and lower supply results in a higher price. If

we apply this economic law to fuel, we find that even with an increased supply that does not equate to a lower price at the pump. The bottom line is that the US is addicted to gasoline. Perhaps the term addiction is a bit harsh; a bad habit may be a better choice. This habit has been blessed by a number of federal government policies which have been put into place over the years. If we take a reasonably wealthy country (US) which has low fuel taxes, low fuel efficiency standards and a poor transportation system you have the perfect climate for drivers to develop an obsession for gasoline. When we add in a fast road system, be it good or bad, gas stations every few miles and lower taxes on cars purchased compared to Europe, we find 244 million vehicles speeding across the endless ribbons of highways. The 244 million vehicles equates to 755 cars for every 1000 citizens.(Forbes July 31). While Europe was directing its drivers toward smaller, more efficient vehicles, designed to save money at the gas pump, Americans were being sold on lower car purchasing taxes and huge low gas mileage SUV’s. Had the US raised the fuel standards, which were ignored from 1985-2005, we could have saved two million gallons of oil each day. (Center for Economic and Policy research, June 2008). The demand for high efficiency in Europe also created a high demand for diesel vehicles. By reducing the reliance on gasoline, and lowering the tax on diesel fuel, Europe has further reduced it’s reliance on gasoline. The US government’s response to converting to more diesel vehicles was to increase the tax on diesel at a higher rate than gasoline.

As Americans, we think nothing of getting in our respective cars, usually without other passengers, driving many miles to work every day. For when gas prices were low, we moved out of the city and bought a home in the suburbs and enjoyed the commute. Our European counterparts remained in the city and used high speed rail or public transportation to and from the workplace. The US Government’s role in this process was to bow to the demands of the commuter and construct more traffic lanes and fund them with 80 percent financing. Some cities may sink out of sight from the shear weight of the concrete used. Public transit, high-speed rail, was funded at a 50 percent rate. Even with the price of gas around $4 a gallon, a gallup poll taken on April 30- May 1, 2011, found that six out of ten people indicated that they will go on a vacation this summer even knowing that gas prices are high. I find it interesting that in Dallas, Texas, Interstate 635 will be expanded from the current three lanes plus a HOV lane, a lane restricted to cars which carry one or more additional passengers in addition to the driver, to eight lanes. The project which just got underway this week eliminated the HOV lane firs, thus reducing the incentive for car-pooling and thereby increasing the number of vehicles into the remaining three lanes. Are we, as a nation, capable of kicking the gasoline habit? When we reach a point at which the constant high gas prices and a weak consumer market finally start ringing a bell in our heads, we will start changing our habits but it won’t be pleasant. Our federal government has already heard a faint bell and has started enforcing more stringent fuel efficient standards and even offering subsidies on some hybrid vehicles. It may be that the only real winner will be the environment. For less CO2 emissions, to which the US lead the world, is a plus for the climate of the earth. It appears that smog alerts and global warming facts have fallen on deaf ears. Perhaps we can look forward to the day when the workplace parking lots are too large and public and private school student parking lots contain mostly school buses which are being ridden in by a vast majority of student drivers. Think about it.

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Letter about Voter ID To the Editor, The public deserves to have confidence in the integrity of our election system. Fair, transparent elections are essential to the functioning of our representative republic. Nothing inspires that confidence like photo ID. This is PURE bipartisan legislation. I really have to question the integrity of a legislator who cannot support something as sensible as this. Voter ID guarantees each voter a legitimate voice on election day. I worked as an election judge in the November midterms and I can say first hand that a modified system is needed. It is a shame that our public libraries run with more efficiency and identification requirements than our election system. If you want your voice to be heard on election day, contact Governor Dayton’s office and let him know you SUPPORT VOTER ID. Lisa Noonan Rochester, MN

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given the once prized nuclear family less and less of a reason to communicate on a personal level. Television has become a babysitter in many households and even daycares. It’s a tragedy, in my opinion. Now we have our choice of two babysitters; the TV and the computer. I recently posted a reader poll on www.fillmorecountyjournal. com, posing this question: With one out of five marriages ending in a divorce as a result of Facebook, do you consider FB good or bad for our society? I offered two voting options: 1)

A social disease By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Olmsted County Journal Cell phone: 507-251-5297 Divorce. Suicide. Bullying. Stalking. The stark reality is that enhancements in technology always comes with u n i nt e nd e d Jason Sethre consequences. While Facebook may seem all warm and fuzzy on the surface, connecting people with long lost friends and relatives, there is also a significant amount of social discourse that rivals that of The Jerry Springer Show. What’s inappropriate? What some people say on Facebook absolutely blows my mind at times. I have witnessed accusations of adultery between a husband and wife spouting back and forth on their “walls.” One changed their status from “married” to “single,” and the other one changed their status to “it’s complicated.” Is this something

that should be shared with everyone, and in this manner? I’m sure I am insulting someone who is reading this commentary right now, because I am talking about them. And, as empathetic as I usually attempt to be with all of our readers, I won’t apologize for the lack of social graces discovered on Facebook on a regular basis. When in doubt, please don’t post it on your wall. A couple of weeks ago, I found out about a suicide that happened in our area and it was broadcast via Facebook. Is this very private situation that devastates a family something that should be broadcast at light speed to everyone in such a cold, tasteless manner? I have heard about teenagers brutally bashing each other on Facebook and Twitter, recognized throughout our nation as a social media epidemic of our younger generations. This cyber-bullying has literally led to suicides and homicides. Time that was once consumed in front of the “boob tube” has undoubtedly been replaced with time in front of a computer. Both of these pieces of technology have

Good, Facebook can’t be blamed for divorces, or 2) Bad, Facebook disconnects people on a personal level. According to the way our online users voted, 48 percent said FB was good and 52 percent said FB was bad. I was actually surprised. With the number of people using Facebook, I would have thought there would be more

people saying that it was good and social issues such as divorce could not be blamed on this piece of technology. I would have thought that the online reader poll would have revealed an opinion that couples facing divorce would have been moving in that direction without the involvement of Facebook. Instead, the results show that people are less enchanted with Facebook than I would have ever imagined. Yet, we still use Facebook. Is Facebook the ultimate channel of gossip where everyone goes to watch a train wreck? Probably not. That’s beyond cynical. However, those train wrecks do happen and they are tastelessly exacerbated by social media like a public stoning held in the middle of the town square for all to see. What I continue to realize as I get excited about the announcement of new technology is that our yearning for improving our lives cannot be solved with innovation. Improving our lives relates to our interaction with people. Technology often encourages us to spend less time with people, and I’m pretty sure none of us want to have our eulogy say, “He was a good man with a big heart who loved his computer, his phone and his TV -- and his family and friends,

too.”

The human touch Have you ever dealt with an upset customer in your work place? If they send an e-mail, the tone can be dangerously strong. If you talk to them over the phone, they sound upset but there’s no comparison to that harsh e-mail they sent to you at 1:29 a.m. And, then when you meet them in person, you are practically best friends by the end of the conversation. The various levels of deteriorating communication could probably be compared to 17th-century English poet John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. We are social creatures by nature. Even introverts need human interaction whether they want to admit it or not. The reason I am writing this particular commentary is sort of a proclamation for myself. I am that guy who gets caught up in technology, but I am also a social creature who loves to spend time with people. In other words, I feel like I am pulled in two opposite directions all the time, facing a winless internal battle not fit for any man. If we think technology is making our lives better, we are fools. People make our lives better. We just need to stop and take notice. There are many days I wish I were Amish.

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The schools chosen to receive the Intel Schools of DistincContinued from Page 1 tion award have already been happened and Duffy applaud- decided according to Warneke. ed the staff for taking on the There is much to think about between now and September difficult task. The high school staff “found but the school staff is keeping a way around the finances and level-headed about the news. When asked what the school turned something bad into would do with the grand prize something great,” Duffy said. At the beginning of the next Warneke said, “$100,000 can school year, eight members of go a long way in a school systhe Byron High School staff tem, we could change a school will be attending the awards as far as technologically.” ceremony in Washington D.C..

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oughly vetting the options. “We’re buying this big old chunk of land that’s prime area and then we’re going to try to figure out how to sell the rest,” said Council member Ed Hruska. “I don’t know how many people would do that with their homes or businesses and I guess I hope we’d do it in a little different manner.” Other Council business: • The Council approved traffic calming measures on Villa Road NW/Chateau Road NW. Tepid support was gained from three Council members who had previously voted against the project due to the potential viability of safer alternatives. This safety measure would place four speed tables and widen the curvy road for pedestrian traffic. Other measures

considered would have created a separate path for bicycles and pedestrians, but were seen as a “path of resistance” according to Councilmember Snyder who has worked with neighbors in the third ward and public works staff to develop the plan. “While this may not be the best solution, it is a solution nevertheless that does bring some safety to the neighborhood,” noted Councilmember Randy Staver who changed his stance from two weeks prior after talking to affected neighbors and observing traffic at the site. The motion was passed on a five-to-two vote with Council members Bilderback and Wojcik in dissent. “My objection to putting tricycles and trucks on the same road remains,” said Wojcik. • Approved the City to enter into exclusive negotiation with the Gerrard Corporation to redevelop the Minnesota Energy building property on the south side of downtown into a commercial building.

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Eyota piano auditions By Tracy Ebmeyer The American College of Musicians Guild held auditions from Monday through Saturday at Petit Piano in Eyota with more than one hundred entrants coming from many different areas of the state. More than eight hundred U.S. cities and seventeen foreign countries hold auditions during Piano Audition Week with judges coming from all over the country or world to listen to students and critique them on their style and performance tech-

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Foster care - The rest of the story By Kevin Blanchard On April 29, 2011, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring May 2011 as National Foster Care Month. He said, “I call upon all Americans to observe this month by taking an active role in activities across our country that recognize not only these cherished children and youth, but also the commitment of so many that touch their lives at a most challenging time.” When my editor assigned me to this story, I was thinking that I would be talking to children and their foster parents. When I arrived at Linda Holt’s foster care home south of Byron, it soon became apparent that this would be a different story. As I approached the back porch of her home, I saw three of her residents enjoying the view of the birds and other wildlife in the backyard and the surrounding lush woods. These were not children. This was an adult foster care home. Adult foster care is an extended family housing concept where individuals or families have opened their homes to provide care and companionship to adults with needs. It provides a family-focused, healthy, safe and comfortable lifestyle. Ellen Turner, the adult foster care coordinator for Olmsted County, says that there are 105

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PENDING 900

• 2 acre lot • 4 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • 2 gas fireplaces • Granite countertops • Walk-out two story • Ceramic & hardwood floors • Choice of D-E or Rochester schools • MLS# 4026425

212 South St. East, Dover

, $18

Great location! With the amenities of downtown Preston just 2 blocks away & the Root River Bike Trail across the street, this is a great place to call home. MLS# 4025241

Your Home Here Would you like to see your home advertised every week? Call for a no pressure, no obligation, meeting to see if selling is the right move for you.

Looking to buy? Work with a professional and experienced Realtor who knows Southeast Minnesota. Contact Jerry Enright today at

507-250-6312

Take advantage of low interest rates during the spring market.


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northwest • PURCHASES • FHA/VA MORTGAGES • USDA 100% FINANCING

• REFINANCES • FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS • EXCLUSIVE FLOAT DOWN OPTIONS

2480 Superior Drive NW • Rochester, MN 55901 507-289-8800 • www.rochester.primelending.com © 2011 PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company. Trade/service marks are the property of PlainsCapital Corporation, PlainsCapital Bank, or their respective affiliates and/or subsidiaries. Some products may not be available in all states. This is not a commitment to lend. All rights reserved. PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company (NMLS no: 13649) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a state-chartered bank and is an exempt lender in MN.

Jim Miner 507-254-8071 jjminblzr@aol.com www.jimminer.com

northeast listings

southeast listings

Vicki Nelson 507-254-5572 vickinelson@elcorrealty.com www.ElcorRealty.com

CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

surrounding area west listings

201 8th Ave. NW, Kasson $139,900 • MLS# 4028549 Unique Turn of the Century 2 story home featuring the original wide trim, classic open stair case & hardwood floors. Huge .61 acre lot with mature trees and 1,152 sq. ft. detached garage. This is an estate sale & priced to go at $20k under the taxable market value. Jim Miesbauer 507-951-0570 jim@moveseniorshome.com ALPHA REALTY www.moveseniorshome.com

JUST LISTED!

410 Franklin Ave. S., Eyota $209,900 • MLS# 4029349 Upgrades! Beautiful 5 bedroom home with 2 full baths. Large yard with privacy fence, deck, patio, shed, hot tub, & professional landscaping with in-ground sprinkler system! custom built-ins in the dining and family rooms! A rare find within minutes of Rochester! Joel Thiem 507-273-0036 jgthiem@cbburnet.com www.TrustJoel.com

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507-398-7179

NMLS: 305720

NMLS: 308922

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3543 Birchwood Ln. SW $199,900 • MLS# 4023393 Very nice 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with warm, neutral colors, new carpet, birch cabinets, family room with gas fireplace, beautiful 3 season porch, main floor laundry, nicely landscaped and cement pad for RV parking.

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507-951-1611

NMLS: 305207

Jeremy Morrison 507-210-0793 jeremy.morrison@clearviewcommunities.com

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ResidentiaMtCommercial

507-951-3606

1824 19th Ave. NW • $139,900

5015 23rd Ave. NW $137,900 • MLS# 4026387 Well kept and clean split entry with large detached garage. New roof and vinyl siding in summer of 2009. Lower level features a 2nd kitchen setup, ideal for daycare or mother-in-law apartment, or a renter to help pay the mortgage. All appliances included. Jim Miesbauer 507-951-0570 jim@moveseniorshome.com ALPHA REALTY www.moveseniorshome.com

carpet clean

Douglas Gillard

Beautiful corner lot, Many updates, New Appliances,...The fully Finished Basement offers Luxury bathroom. The Laundry room you have always dreamed of. Nice quiet office, and large living area. Please feel free to call anytime...

CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

GO GREEN

Barb Brown

CALL FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING TODAY!

OPEN HOUSE MOST EVERY WEEKEND!

2004 18th St. NW $124,900 • MLS# 4029136 CHECK www.semnrealtors.org for this open house. Click on “FIND A HOME”, then “Open House Search”, then click on “Edit” and put in #4029136! SEE YOU AT THE OPEN HOUSE.

Tom Thomason

Mortgage Consultant Mortgage Consultant Mortgage Consultant

CALL 271-6820 LOW MOISTURE Low Moisture - most carpets dry in 30 minutes NO soapy residue Your carpets will stay clean longer Secure, No Open Doors Owner Operator 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

surrounding area south listings

4704 22nd Ave. NE $224,900 • MLS# 4026644 Very well cared for single owner home. Four bedrooms, two baths, walkout, large kitchen on half acre. Heated, insulated and finished dream garage (1388 sf) with air compressor, 6’’ concrete floors, swinging hoist, storage shelves for snowobiles, etc. Vicki Nelson 507-254-5572 vickinelson@elcorrealty.com www.ElcorRealty.com

southwest listings

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2445 Tee Time Rd. SE $329,000 • MLS# 4019853 REDUCED $11,000! Immaculate walkout ranch with five bedrooms, four baths, beautiful hardwood floors, very large kitchen with beautiful granite countertops, gas fireplace in living room with granite and beautiful wood mantel and hearth, neutral-warm color on walls, three car heated garage, beautifully landscaped and wooded lot. Vicki Nelson 507-254-5572 vickinelson@elcorrealty.com www.ElcorRealty.com

5098 Gavin Ln. SE $339,900 • MLS# 4023947 Inviting and tasteful walkout 2 story. This home features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring through the kitchen and dining room, ceramic tile in the bathrooms as well as the entry way, 2 fireplaces and a nice deck overlooking the 2 acre lot. This home is great for entertaining with an open floor plan and also functional with 3 bedrooms on the same level. Jerry Enright 507-250-6312 jenright@pbofmn.com www.PropertyBrokersofMN.com

OPEN HOUSE MOST EVERY WEEKEND!

508 3rd Ave. NW, Byron $169,900 • MLS# 4024949 CHECK www.semnrealtors.org for this open house. Click on “FIND A HOME”, then “Open House Search”, then click on “Edit” and put in #4024949! SEE YOU AT THE OPEN HOUSE. Jim Miner 507-254-8071 jjminblzr@aol.com www.jimminer.com

surrounding area east listings

CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

513 Fillmore St. W., Preston $18,900 • MLS# 4026425 Great location! With the amenities of downtown Preston just 2 blocks away and the Root River Bike Trail across the street, this is a great place to call home. A little work will go far on this property so bring your toolbelt and build some equity! Jerry Enright 507-250-6312 jenright@pbofmn.com www.PropertyBrokersofMN.com

708 Ridge Rd. S., Preston $124,900 • MLS# 4028871 Spacious walk out ranch with great views. 3 bedrooms on main level and deck that overlooks a park. Lower level walk out has 2 bedrooms. Full kitchen, office/den, bathroom and large utility room. Jerry Enright 507-250-6312 jenright@pbofmn.com www.PropertyBrokersofMN.com

UP FRONT PRICING NO Games - NO Gimmicks!!!

$ 00

$ 00

2 rooms & hall 99 3 rooms, hall & steps 149 (Combo and L-shaped rooms and rooms over 175 square feet are considered 2 rooms. Hallway of 30 sq. ft. and under. Additional areas are $0.32 a square foot.) Not valid with any other discounts or offers. Expires June 30, 2011.

(Combo and L-shaped rooms and rooms over 175 square feet are considered 2 rooms. Hallway of 30 sq. ft. and under. Steps of 6 or less. Additional areas are $0.32 a square foot.) Not valid with any other discounts or offers. Expires June 30, 2011.

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Rochester Landscaping Services, Sod & Supplies 100 OFF

$

1086 Pendant Lane NW • Rochester

507-288-6100

www.rochesterlandscaping.com

Local Delivery

Retail Sales Mulch, Rock*, Topsoil or Sod

Discount applies to retail price. Not valid with any other offer. Coupon valid through 05/31/11. Limit one coupon per customer.

Not valid with any other offer. Coupon valid through 05/31/11. Limit one coupon per customer.

Discount applies to retail price. Not valid with any other offer. Coupon valid through 05/31/11. Limit one coupon per customer. *Decorative Rock.

Rock and Mulch Bins are Clean and Uncontaminated CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

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REDUCED $20,000

1901 Clubhouse Dr. NE, Stewartville $144,900 • MLS# 4010412 These beautiful townhomes are adjacent to the new 18 hole River View Greens Golf Course. They feature 1188 sq ft of living space, with a 10x12 covered porch and a 22x22 attached garage. You’ll love the cozy sunroom, and there’s no more mowing or snow shoveling. The townhome has all maintance free exteriors, and generous allowances for cabinets, lights, flooring and appliances.

Tom Himmer 507-269-2360 tomshot@hotmail.com

FREE LOCAL ESTIMATES

• Mulch • Deco Rock • Top Soil • Sod Laid • Finish Grading • Seeding • Paver Patios • Retaining Walls • Boulders

CALL TOM HIMMER ANYTIME AT 507-269-2360 JUST COMPLETED!

20 OFF 10% OFF

$

Installation of Retaining Wall, Patio Pavers or Materials over $1,100

Specialize in Drainage Repair Patio Pavers We Sell & Retaining Fresh Sod Walls

G-CUBED Realty

801 Countryview Ct. SE, Stewartville $179,900 • MLS# 4028931 This well maintained 4 bedroom 2 bath walkout offers a spacious and open floor with vaulted ceilings, plenty of storage throughout and is located on a low traffice cul de sac. Other features include kitchen center island, pantry, insulated garage, two storage sheds, built in kennel and large yard. Jerry Enright 507-250-6312 jenright@pbofmn.com www.PropertyBrokersofMN.com

lakeshore properties

71055 228th Ave., Lake City $399,900 • MLS# 4026397 Very sharp home with many upgrades. Gorgeous views of Lake Pepin from every room in the house. Entire home professionally painted. Extra three car garage for toys, oversized attached garage, fish cleaning house. Private Harbor! Vicki Nelson 507-254-5572 vickinelson@elcorrealty.com www.ElcorRealty.com

Summer is here!!! Don’t spend it cleaning!!! Call today for a free, in-home consultation and estimate. Molly Maid of Rochester

Molly Maid is a member of the Service Brands International family.

©2008 Molly Maid, Inc. Each franchise independently owned and operated.

507-285-3196


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strict guidelines for running an adult foster care home,” she said. “I wear a variety of hats each day – nurse, social worker or chef. You have to be dedicated to providing good care.” One of the overlooked aspects of adult foster care is hospice services. “My first lady I had for hospice I had for nine years,” Holt said. “She had been a victim of sexual assault in her home and was left to die.” “After that experience, I just knew that I could provide hos-

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pice services,” Holt said. “Sebastian, my miniature Yorkshire Terrier, would crawl into bed with her while she was dying and would not leave her until she passed. He is one of my best caregivers.” Betty Derby, a resident of Kasson, utilized this hospice service when her 55 year old daughter, Janice, was dying two years ago. Janice was dying of ovarian cancer and complications from surgery. She made the decision to not have any more chemo or surgery. “We discovered that Linda had an opening,” Derby said.

“Janice said that it felt like home. The ladies there loved her because of her sense of humor.” “The day before Janice died, we were having coffee with Linda and I went into Janice’s room,” Derby said. “Janice had not spoken much for many days.” “She was pointing into one corner of the room when Janice said, ‘I see angels,’” Derby said. Janice died the next day. “I give a lot of credit to Seasons Hospice,” Derby said. “Their care was unbelievable. They sent this lady out to sing to Janice in her last few days. The same woman also sang at her funeral.” For more information about adult foster care in Olmsted County, contact Linda Holt at 507-365-8952 or Ellen Turner at 507-328-6375.

316 Elton Hills Dr. NW Valhala Shopping Center 507-282-2426 www.woodysliquor.com

yellowtail 2000 Rebate on Case Quantity

$

Expires May 31, 2011

3

$

99 750ml

Adult soccer begins in Exterior Paint & Deck Stain Sale! Preston

5 Any Gallon

$ 00

Arborcoat Exterior & Regal Select

www.struvepaint.com Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7:30- 6:00, Fri. 7:30-5:30, Sat. 8:30-4:00

Beginning Wednesday, May 25, adult soccer will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Fillmore Central Middle School fields in Preston, Minn. Soccer will be held at the fields every Wednesday from May 25 through the end of October. There is no fee to play. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jason Sethre at 507-251-5297. Otherwise, just show up and have a good time!

Truckload Sale

Now Thru May 30

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OpeN MeMOrial Day!!

ONE DAY ONLY!

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Up To SALE 70% off!

May 28 From 9 to 5

• Sofas • Mattresses • Chairs • Dining Sets • • Occasional Tables • And More •

ALL OvErStOck FLOOriNg! cASh & cArrY

A LOCAL FAMILY BUSINESS

www.furniturebylogans.com Crossroads Center, Rochester, MN • 507-282-6806


CASH IN TODAY! Sell your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry today for cash or trade for new jewelry

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WANTED:

Good PeoPle

with

We know that sometimes life deals us a bum rap, situations can occur that we have little or no control over financially. In today’s ever-changing economic cycle, job challenges arise that may have caused financial hardships or unexpected medical emergencies may have dealt an unfair blow. As much as we try, sometimes it is very difficult to rebound from unexpected or outof-control finances without help or understanding from some outside source. We want that opportunity to help. Re-establishing credit can be as important as buying a car. We have lenders working right now to finalize loans. Let’s see how this program works: From the start, our customers are under no obligation to enter this program, they can say no at any time. This program is designed to reestablish their credit in as short a period of time as possible. Other dealerships offer “Buy Here - Pay Here” operations. Generally, you buy a vehicle they want to get rid of, and no credit is established since they do not report to the credit bureau (unless payments are not made) and there are no warranties or guarantees. If credit is established, it’s only with

Bad Credit

them so people are trapped inside their spiral of driving less than desirable vehicles and never improving their credit situation, which is the primary mission in this venture. At Zumbrota Ford, we offer all of our customers the opportunity to drive the vehicle that is right for them. We only use lenders that help re-establish your credit on 1998 and newer models, that meet the conditioning and mileage criteria of the lenders. Many of these vehicles have remaining factory warranties and are eligible for an extended service contract. After paying on this vehicle, credit will be reestablished, provided payments have been maintained current on it and all your other credit obligations. Do you have: 1. A full-time job? 2. $1,300 gross monthly income? 3. Stable residence? 4. Down payment or trade? 5. Past credit problems with a drive to re-establsh credit? If so, we would like the opportunity to help you. Call 1-800-757-3080, ask for Brent or Greg for a completely confidential interview and drive home in your next automobile or truck form Zumbrota Ford tomorrow.

TOLL FREE 1-800-757-3080

expert: a person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area.

Do you have a question that needs an answer? There are people out there who have answers! Area experts are on hand to help you out. Just submit your questions to the Olmsted County Journal or any of our Local Experts. Once a month, the Journal will publish this “Ask The Expert” feature to answer all of your burning questions.

3780 Market Place Dr. NW #107 507-206-6757 • www.LearningRx.com/Rochester Jennifer Beyst,

BST, CCST, CPC

What is the difference between brain training and tutoring? A: If someone you love struggles with learning, works harder than peers to learn the same material, has grades lower than expected, or avoids and drags out homework, you understandably want answers and help. You may have heard of brain training. But how does brain training differ from tutoring? Tutoring re-teaches information that was not learned the first time. It simply asks students to work harder. It does not address WHY the information was not grasped. Brain training strengthens the underlying brain skills that make learning possible. Since weak cognitive skills account for about 80% of all learning difficulties, you can’t imagine how life changing this can be for a struggling student! So which is right for you? First, determine the cause of learning struggles. LearningRx offers a low-cost, no obligation assessment to pinpoint weaknesses. You’ll then be armed with the information you need to select a program which truly solves the underlying issues and enables learning success now and in the years to come.

DiReCToRS: Larry Gray & Chris Gray 201 3rd Ave. NW • Stewartville 507-533-4664 www.griffin-gray.com

Why were funeral businesses located in furniture stores at the turn of the 20th century? A: Although families were most often responsible for the care and burial of their family members, they needed a source of funeral merchandise. Most often, they would go to town to the local furniture store and purchase a wood coffin. At that time, coffins were considered another piece of furniture or cabinetry. If you examine a photo of the inside of a 19th century furniture store you will often see coffins standing on end at the back of the furniture store, ready for purchase just like a piece of furniture. My grandfather –Patrick Griffin started our funeral home at the Griffin Furniture Store on the corner of Main Street and Hwy 30 East in Stewartville in 1914. A small town funeral business at that time would not have provided a living wage, but combined with the furniture store many family businesses were created. He moved Griffin Funeral Home to it’s current location in 1940.


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BuyersZone Blinds

Roller Shades

Draperies

CARPET CLEANING

IT’S

BURGER TIME AT

3 ROOMS $75

WHISKEY CREEK

AVERAGE SIZE

REG. PRICE $85 • ADDITIONAL ROOMS $20 • STEPS $1.50 PER STEP

MONDAYS & TUESDAYS

BUY ONE BURGER GET THE SECOND

FREE!

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30% OFF Blinds & Draperies 287-VALU

FREE In-Home Estimates & Installation

With the Purchase of 2 beverages.

Of equal or lesser value. Not valid with any other offers. Expires 06/07/11

1705 South Broadway • Rochester • www.whiskeycreek.com

OLD APPLIANCES

(8258)

Some exclusions apply. Offer expires 6/15/2011. Call for details.

Moving on UP and OUT

Fixed by the “Old Guy”

CLIP & SAVE!

Come in for the BouquetGary of the day and Drugg

PICK YOUR DISCOUNT! • Over 36 Years Experience

PLUS extra chances to

win on Saturdays!

CHANCES UP TO ULTIMATE TO WIN • Parts Do-It-Yourselfers 50% OFF For UPGRADES FREE GROOMS

APPLIANCE SERVICE

Vertical Blinds

NEW LOCATION

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DESIGNER CLOTHING starting

under $10!

FREE Homemade Treats with Purchase of a Service

Hours: Tues.-Wed. 2pm-6pm Thurs.-Fri. 1pm-5pm Sat. 11am-4pm Sun.-Mon. CLOSED

Enter to Win 1 Year FREE Grooming Coupon must be presented prior to services. This offer not to be combined with other offers. Restrictions may apply. Coupon Expires 5/31/11

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507-289-7361

3800 W. River Pkwy. NW • 507-721-2191

28 7th Street NE • Rochester, MN 55901

Across from the 37th St. NW Hy-Vee in the Diamond Auto Care Bldg. Entrance around side.

www.jdrgrooming.com

TRADE IT! We take motorcycles, snowmobiles, atv’s on trade. Get the car or truck you want. Turn yours into cash! Apply Online at: www.zumbrotaford.com HWYS. 52 & 58 IN ZUMBROTA

507-732-7617 1-800-761-6086

Expires 6/07/11

AIR DUCT ✓ Fast One Hour Dry Time CLEANING ✓ Pet Odor & Stain Removal

CARPET FURNITURE CLEANING CLEANING SPECIAL

House Special $ 99*

129

2 Rms + 2 Bds + Hall Additional rooms $25 each.

AMERICA’S BEST 507•280•8171

*Combo L-shaped or rooms over 200 sq. ft. count as 2 rooms. Cannot be used with other discounts. Expires 6/15/11.

24 HOUR

25

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AMERICA’S BEST 507•280•8171

Equal or lesser value. Minimum charges apply

EMERGENCY WATER REMOVAL!

25 $

$

Clean 1 piece of furniture & get the 2nd one

OFF

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Experts ✓ Committed to Being Green

89

Plus Free Deodorizer

AMERICA’S BEST 3 ROOMS FOR 606•280•8171 Individual Room Size Not To Exceed 175 sq. ft. Reference Code: BG001

*Minimum charges apply. Expires 6/15/11.

HAIRCUTS Everyday Low Prices!

Kids & Seniors

1095

$

Adults

1195

$

No appointments necessary • No coupon necessary Open 7 Days Per Week!

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• Carpet, Pad & Wall Drying • Mold Testing

CARPET, FURNITURE, AIR DUCT CLEANING, WATER, FIRE, MOLD, SMOKE CLEAN-UP Always 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

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Friday Night Fish Fry

All You Can Eat All Year Long

The Yippie Hand-Dipped Batter-Fried Cod Served Every Friday From 4pm Hippie Shop

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WE BUY GOLD! S. J. Jewelers Miracle Mile 289-4744

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Thousands of Feet Available!!! From $4.50 - $7.50 sq. ft. Installed

1836 3rd Avenue SE, Rochester, MN Phone: 507-287-0159 Open: M-F 8am-1pm Or By Appointment

$ 507-424-2007

• Reduces Edging & Trimming TIme • Gives A Clean, Finished Appearance To Your Yard • Continuous edging keeps mulch or stone in & grass out

50OFF 00

Decorative Landscape Edging Expires 06/30/11

FREE

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$10 OFF

Wednesday Evenings 5 - 8 pm $10 OFF May 25 - Sept. 28

$10 OFF ANY PURCHASE plants, baked OF $30Fresh ORproduce, MORE*

goods, canned goods, artesian $10 OFF OFF crafts, and specialty $10 products Administration Professionals Visit our Facebook Week April 24-30 page for more *Reg. priced merchandise only. information Not valid with other offers. Expires 4/29/11.

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Winter Showroom Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

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Zero-P Turf Builder® With Plus 2® Weed Control Kills dandelions and other major lawn weeds completely while building thick green turf. Covers 5,000 sq. ft. (7169279)

Ask About The New Tax Credit!!!

15,000 Sq. Ft. (7169287), You Pay... $49.99, $39.99 After $10 Mail-In Rebate. Limit 2 Rebates Total For 5,000 Sq. Ft. Or 1 Rebate Total For The 15,000 Sq. Ft.

MASSAGE THERAPY POSITION Aspasia’s Design and Wellness Team is currently looking for the addition of a talented and motivated individual to fulfill a Massage Therapy position. Enjoy working with energetic, positive and professional experts in a relaxed environment. Send Resume’s to aspasiasalon@hotmail.com or Aspasia Salon. Spa. Boutique, 11617 Highway 14, St. Charles, MN 55972.

Starting Tuesday

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Regularly priced at $55, COUPON throughout the month of May.

20th Anniversary Sale! 10” Geranium Pots $20 Reg. $29.99 Dozen Vased Roses $20 Reg. $39.99 12 4-Pks of Annuals $20 $35.88 Value

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$

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Featuring Many Local Minnesota Foods

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Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies & Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M’s

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Tee Off Specials

Area golf clubs offer a variety of special events

Voted Best of Bluff Country Golf Courses 5 years running!

• 18 Holes • All Irrigated • Driving Range

2 Golfers 18 Holes w/ Cart

$

5000

Mon.-Thurs. • no holiday

2011 Rivers’ Bend Season

Coupon FCJ

• RestauRant/BaR open 7 days/week LunCh & dinneR

• 3 Banquet Rooms

Located 3 miles NE of Preston off Co. Rd. 17

www.barnresort.com 507-467-2512

Harmony Golf Club

507-886-5622 • Harmony, MN

9-Hole Golf Course No tee times required

JoiN Here -

Play 12 Area Golf Courses for free (Cart rental required)

Tuesday Women’s Day 12:00pm - 6:00pm Thursday Men’s Day 12:00pm - Dark

Special Rates for first year members!

Open to the Public Open 7 Days a Week

507.864.7626

Located 25 miles south of Winona, MN. A mature course opened in 1931, nestled in the hardwoods & bluffs setting 2 mi east of Rushford, MN on Hwy 16.

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l IndIvIdua Ip MeMbersh $365 plus tax

• 9 holes, par 36 • bar & GrIll • practIce Green • drIvInG ranGe

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United Way begins 2012 funding application process United Way of Olmsted County announces two information and training sessions for non-profit organizations interested in applying for 2012 funding awards. •Tuesday, May 24 7:30am – 9:30 am RCTC CF 206 - 208 •Tuesday, June 7 4:00pm – 6:00pm RCTC Heinz Center HA 102 Pre-applications and short form applications will be available online Wednesday, June 1. Deadline for submitting preapplications is Wednesday, July 13. See www.uwolmsted.org for listing of eligible community outcomes and indicators. For more information, contact April Sutor, 507-287-1533 or aprils@uwolmsted.org.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

“The King & I” auditions to come Auditions for the 2011 Wits’ End Theatre production of The King & I are coming up May 30 and 31 at Potter Auditorium in Chatfield. Check-in starts at 6:30 p.m. This great Rodgers & Hammerstein musical requires a large cast and offers parts for all ages, especially younger performers. Two evenings are being offered for auditions for the first time this year to encourage wider participation from the greater Southeast Minnesota community. The auditions committee suggests those trying out for singing

roles should pick simple, familiar and comfortable songs, not current popular or C&W hits. Music in keeping with the great Rodgers & Hammerstein sound would be welcome. Bring your own sheet music if needed. An accompanist will be available. (However, many singers prefer to do short selections a capella.) Younger auditioners in particular are urged to sing a very basic number such as Happy Birthday, America the Beautiful, Yankee Doodle or a familiar song from recent elementary school con-

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or e-mail witsendtheatre@gmail. is pleased to bring this remarkcerts. Parents of younger children are com. You may also check on Wits able work to Potter Auditorium urged to bring them early in the End Theatre on Facebook. for the first time. This will be the The King & I has been an 41st year of Western Days musievening so they won’t be kept so late. Audition forms can be filled enormously popular musical for cals, and the eighth production out at the auditorium, or can decades, and Wits’ End Theatre for Wits’ End Theatre. be downloaded in advance from witsendtheatre.org. 507-319-0098 www.krauseauctioneering.com No previous acting experience Antiques COINS, GOLd S CONSIGN is required, but brief notes on AY IN W G any past performance accom- $ E L Or SILvEr A plishments or special training S TO SELL? such as dance instruction will $ SOLD! be considered in the selection $ T CALL mE process. Also, check your calenA dars for possible conflicts with $ I mOST the rehearsal schedule. Rehearsals T LIkELY CAN begin June 26 and run 6:30-9:00 $ a pm Sunday through Thursday $ E GET YOu mOrE uc g every week (except July 3 & 4). tioneerin A S Performances are August 10, 11, $ fOr IT ThAN bY G LW AY S S E L L I N 12 & 13. Collectibles SELLING IT LOCALLY! Check the Wits’ End web site noted above for more information,

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Alteration Etc. Professional Seamstress Service • Complete Alteration Services • Specialized Repair Services • Custom Curtains, Drapes & Accessories • Original Fashion Creations Over 30 Years Experience Call Stephanie (507) 398-4229

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 www.seitzconstruction.us Fully Insured/Lic.#20636791

***SPrInG ClEAn-uP SPECIAlS On A BudGEt??? • Siding • Gutters • Hardwood Flooring • Painting (Interior/Exterior) • Lawncare • Landscaping • Junk Removal • Dirt/Rock/Sand Hauling • Ceramic Tile Installation • Retaining Walls • Fencing • Property Cleanouts • Remodeling YOu nAME It...WE dO It!!! 12 Years Experience • FREE Estimates • Fully Insured • References tPr Services unlimited llC CN# 31429776 507-696-7524 (tim) thebandit3@charter.net

lAWn SAlOn COMPLETE LAWN CARE • Mowing (Most $27 or Less) • Edging • Raking • Trimming • Fertilizing • Light Tilling • Spring & Fall Cleanup • Gutter Cleaning Reasonable/Professional/Efficient/Dependable/ Trustworthy Full Insured • FREE Estimates CAll 507-398-7600

ASSISTEd LIvINg COuntrY CArE Adult FOStEr CArE Has immediate openings... 14 years in Business Country Care is a wheelchair accessible home, family style living, works closely with physicians, skilled in medications, oxygen care, diabetic trained, catheter cares and more! A Wonderful Alternative to a Skilled Facility! Call Linda today at 507-365-8952 Or visit us at: holtcountrycare.com

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

AUTO REPAIR Is your “Check Engine” light on? need your car fixed but don’t want to spend a fortune? Shocks & Struts Starting at $300.00 Tune up’s Starting at $200.00 Brake’s Starting at $250.00 Starters, Alternators, “Check Engine” Codes “Customer Purchased” Parts Installed Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles And EVErYtHInG In BEtWEEn $25.00/hr. shop rate Over 25 years in the trades Fully Insured Day, Evening, Weekend and “ON-SITE” Service Call t-n-t Auto Service Call tim (507) 696-7524 thebandit3@charter.net

CARPET CLEANINg OXI FrESH OF SE MInnESOtA Let the power of Oxygen Clean your Carpets *Fast 1 Hour Dry Time* Soft Drying with No Residue Safe for Children & Pets Pet Odor & Stain Removal Experts BuYErS GuIdE SPECIAl code BG2011 3 rOOMS FOr $89 (Individual room Size not to Exceed 175 sq. ft.) World’s Greenest Carpet Cleaner www.oxifresh.com 529-5597 live Person

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KEYStOnE CAulKInG, llC • Caulking • Doors • Windows • Driveways & Sidwalks • Patios Residential & Commercial Over 37 years combined experience Fully Insured 507-251-4574 - Tim • 507-254-0665 - Joe

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)

COMPUTER/PC SUPPORT

dFMeer Computing Home & Business Computer Support On-site, pick-up or drop-off Only $45/hour home, $50/hour business PC Tune-up • Virus/Spyware/Adware Removal Internet/Email tutoring Hardware/Software Installation • Wired & Wireless Network Installation • Personal Education Installation Write-Ups dave Meer 507-280-9590 Microsoft Certified • CompTIA Certified

CONCRETE MIdWESt ICF COnStruCtIOn, llC Insulated Concrete Homes, Foundations, Decorative Concrete, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks, Stained Concrete, Stamped Concrete, Concrete Steps 507-206-0452 (rick) 507-206-0473 (Mike) 507-206-0836(Fax)

CONSTRUCTION WEtZStEIn COnStruCtIOn, llC. New Home Construction & Old Home Restoration • Additions • 3 and 4 Seasons • Garages • Decks • Porches • Patio Doors • Windows • Siding (Wood/Vinyl/Steel) • Complete Kitchen Cabinets • Counters • Bathroom (Complete) • Etc 507-529-1833 Jeff Lic#20634563

dRYWALL K.O. drYWAll, InC. Tape, Spray Texture, Knockdown, and install Drywall, Repairs • FREE ESTIMATES Basements • Garages • Additions Call Kerry Olson at 507-261-1419 EVAn drYWAll • Taping • Mudding • Texturing • Repair Work • Painting 10+ Years of Experience FREE Estimates • Reasonably Priced (507) 380-9005

ELECTRIC SERvICE dunWrIGHt ElECtrIC COMPAnY “When You Want It Done Right” 507-273-5719 Licensed, Bonded, Insured Quality Based Company Serving Rochester and Surrounding Communities Residential, Commercial, Industrial From New Construction to Remodels Service Panel Upgrades Lic.# CA04284

FERTILIZER/WEEd CONTROL WIntErGrEEn lAWn Specializing in Fertilizer & Weed Control • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Dethatching • Rock Brooming • Much More • Package Deals • Referral Packages • Weekly Lawn Mowing Fully Insured - Free Estimates “A Better Approach To Your Perfect Lawn” 507-292-9700 www.wintergreenlawn.com

FLOORINg SHAWn’S FlOOrInG Hard Surface Flooring Installation All Hard Woods, Floating Laminates Ceramic Tile & More Samples Available • Competitive Rates FREE ESTIMATES Call Shawn At 990-5602

gARAgE dOORS Jim Thompson’s Garage Door Company Inc. Call the Fast Service Professionals Residential • Commercial • Farm • In-home free estimates • Garage door repair and replacement Electric Opener repair and replacement. We can repair most brands. We are bonded and insured. Serving SE Minnesota www.thompsongaragedoor.com 6101 Hwy 52 North • Rochester, MN 55901 507-281-1349 When you do business with our family, you become a life long friend.

HANdYMAN 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 HAndYMAn Repair, Remodel, Replace Doors Storm Door, Patio, Windows, Garage, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basements, Sheds, Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Decks, Steps, Fences, Additions, Finish Carpentry, Landscaping, Old Home Restoration/New Home Completion Licensed & Insured 507-529-1833 - Jeff Lic#20634563

HAndYMAn Window Wrapping, Door/Window Replacement, Finish Carpentry, Walk In Closets, Cabinets, DIY Consultant Services, and more. Free Estimates 30 Plus Years Experience. Insured LLC 507-358-3535 or 507-208-1108

JUNK REMOvAL

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! 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: Junk_it_removal@yahoo.com www.Junk-it-Removal.com Visa/Mastercard/Discover

LAWN/LANdSCAPE MInnESOtA OutdOOr MAIntEnAnCE Residential & Commercial Accounts Serviced • Mowing & Trimming • Fertilization • Weed Control • Core Aeration • Edging • Seeding • Total Kill • Shrub Trimming • Spring & Fall Cleanup • Brush Cutting • Mulch Installed • Gutter Cleaning • Snow Plowing • Ice Melt Applied/Delivered Seasonal Service or As Needed Licensed/Insured/Dependable/Competitive Prices Free Estimates & Personal Service Please Call 208-2778 M.O.M. A Name You Can Depend On BOOK EArlY! MOWInG & trIMMInG: Jobs starting at $20 and up. Residential 30 years in business in this area! We aim to please. Plenty of references. Fully Insured. Honest, Trustworthy & Reliable! We also do SnOW rEMOVAl of sidewalks, driveways & steps Call doug at 507-259-9069 GrEG’S lAWn CArE & SnOWPlOWInG rESIdEntIAl & COMMErCIAl SPRINg 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 507-261-7597 (Greg) J.C. Lawn Services & Snow Removal Residential & Commercial • Mowing • Trimming • Edging • Aeration • Dethatching Spring & Fall Clean up Seasonal or one time • Fully Insured Call today for the 2011 season 507-271-0037 or 507-202-0591

Jim’s Residential Handyman Service Air Conditioning, Heating & Appliance Service Plumbing & Electrical Repair Sheetrocking & Painting Lawn Mowing & Snow Removal & More! Phone - 507-206-4486 • Cell - 507-993-0306 email: jwink977@hotmail.com

AndErSOn lAndSCAPE MAnAGEMEnt Residential and Commercial • Mowing & Trimming • Snow Removal (Residential Only) • Seasonal Yard Clean-up • Landscape Design & Installation • Organic Lawn Care Methods • Competitive Pricing • Free Estimates • Senior Discount 507-990-4736 matt@andersonlandscapemanagement.com MNLA Certified, AS Landscape Horticulture, Insured

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. FREE ESTIMATES • Reasonable Rates • Insured 507-993-2249

WEndtS lAWn CArE “Spring Cleanups” • Mowing • Dethatching • Shrub Removal • Trimming Associations/Commercial/Residential Snow Removal Available Over 30 Years Experience & Fully Insured Guaranteed To Save You Dollars! 507-259-9696 (roger)

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• Mowing • Raking • Garden Tilling • Hauling • Brush & Tree Trimming Call about other services! Most Lawns $17.50-$22.50 Senior Rates • Free Estimates Call Gary 281-4842 (Home) or 251-0995 (Cell) CuStOM rEtAInInG WAllS & lAndSCAPInG, InC. Complete Design and Installation Concrete Retaining Walls Paving Stones Ponds – Water Gardens – Pond Supplies Full Garden Center Decorative Rock and Mulch - Delivered dO-It-YOurSElFErS WElCOME! 6758 Highway 63 North Rochester (3 Miles North of Shopko North) CAll 507-281-0669 FOr EStIMAtES WWW.CrWrOCH.COM A & M lawncare & Snow removal, llC Spring Clean-ups • Dethatching • Aerating • Fertilizing/Seeding • Brush Removal • Mowing • Weed Control Residential & Commercial FREE Estimates • Reasonable Rates • 10+ yrs. Experience Call ryan (Owner/Operator) 507-272-3854 MOOrE’S lAWn SErVICE, InC. • Mowing & Trimming • Power Raking • Shrub Trimming • Spring and Fall Cleanup • Gutter Cleaning • Edging • Aerating • Snow Removal Since 1978 • Free Estimates • Fully Insured 507-282-8380 mooreslawnservice@charter.net PrOFESSIOnAl SHruB CArE • Shrub & Hedge Pruning • Edging & Mulching • Creative, Affordable Designs “Shaping Landscapes since 1976” 507-289-6106 Steve Pankratz BS Landscape Horticulture U of M 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 ABE’S OutdOOr SErVICES, llC residential & Commercial Mowing • Trimming • Aeration • Dethatching • Edging • Bush & Tree Trimming • Fertilizing 20 Years Experience • Licensed/Fully Insured Owner Operator FREE Estimates 507-990-9009 (Paul) CunnInGHAM lAWn & SHruB CArE People Who Care • Spring Clean-ups • • Mowing & Trimming • Shrub Trimming • Aeration • Dethatching • Edging • Flower & Shrub Planting • Seeding • Fertilization & Weed Control • Residential or Commercial FREE Estimates - Insured 507-696-5722 or 507-951-3440 A+ lAWnCArE Please give us a call for all your lawn care needs We Do It All Very Competitive • 20+ Years Experience 507-244-1678 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 GIT JIM LAWN CARE Reasonable prices with a Professional Touch! • Residential & Commercial• Mowing & Trimming • Brush Removal • Tree & Shrub Trimming • Raking • Dethatching • Aerating • Spring & Fall Clean-up • Power Raking FREE ESTIMATES Whatever you need, GIT JIM! 507-951-8966 (Jim Pierce)

MASONRY QUALITY RESTORATION • Tuck Point Specialist • Brick • Block • Stone • Chimneys • Foundations • Retaining Walls • All Concrete Work • Complete Restoration Photo Resume & References Available 507-272-1622 doug Bootright DaBoaty@gmail.com


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Classifieds Roland EP760 digital piano; standing carrying case with wheels. Paid $950. will sell for $325. 507-289-3069. s27tfn 44”h x 3”w steel spoke iron rimmed hay rake wheels. $110/pr. 507-495-3104. s27tfn Door latch assembly for a roll up door for trailers, straight trucks. NEW, never used. New $100. asking $50/obo. 507-289-8175. s27tfn

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MISC. FOR SALE

MISC. FOR SALE

MISC. FOR SALE

GARAGE SALES

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

For Sale; 2 burial plots, Grandview Memorial Gardens. $1000./both 507-5367452.g s27tfn

Roland EP760 digital piano; Standing carrying case with wheels. $950./paid, sell for $325. 507-289-3069.tfn

Lionel Train Collection 1950’s, O-gauge, 2 locomotives, 10 cars, KW190 transformer, switches & track. Package deal $2500. value Asking $1000. 507529-1457. tfn

Great Band Equipment; 2JBL powered 650 watt speakers, 2 black widow speakers, Peavey 5 mixer, chorus, sustain vol. Pedal, 507-993-8806 Kevin.5/25

May 28th, 9am-6pm. 1728 2nd St. NW/Roch. Antiques & collectables, household goods, furniture, antique furniture, kids items. g25

MISC. FOR SALE 3 SECTION SPLIT bamboo salmon rod 11’9” $300. Scandell accordian, 5 bass $300. Consider best offers. 507-7652387 at noon. s25- x

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Santa Bears! 1985-2000. (2000 has Mr. & Mrs. Santa Bears). Like new, never been played with. $650/set. 507-2881591. s27-6/15 Waste Oil Shop Heater. No filtering required, smokeless, NEW 100,000 BTU. $700. 507-288-5822. s27-8/3

Beautiful wedding dress. Size 8-10, $300. Antique loveseat/chair set. Rose color, $400. “Easy Pivot” handicap lift, $300. 507-993-1700. Piano Accordion; 120 base, Silvestri, blue & white, youth size, $200./ obo 507-273-0460.tfn

STETH COVERS & scrub caps. Many designs, machine washable, locally made. $5-$20. Call 507-440-4048.5/25-6/8

Emerald Hills Neighborhood Garage Sale. Behind Century High School. Fri. May 27th, Sat. May 28th, 8am-4pm. g25

STEEL BUILDINGS: 6 only 20x20, 25x30, 30x48, 40x60, 45x82, 60x140 Selling for balance owed! Must move now! Still Crated/Free delivery! 1-800741-9262 x225.5/25

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WINdOWS/dOORS

D.C. Cement Work & Home Repair • Driveway • Sidewalk • Patios • Basements • Form Digging & Pouring • FREE Estimates - Fully Insured 507-358-0551 or 507-261-7285

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 - purrierscrap@hotmail.com Will Pay up to $200 for whole vehicle

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) christiansremodeling10@yahoo.com

WETZSTEIN CONSTRUCTION, LLC.

PAINTING 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 10 Year Advertiser of Buyer’s Guide www.FranksPaintingOnline.com JOHN AUSTIN PAINTING Quality Interior/Exterior Special 3 Rooms for $275 (Paint not Included) Offer Expires 05/31/2011 24 Years Experience • References • Insured • Free Estimates 507-269-0166 • 507-292-6361

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

PARALEGAL SERVIcES ACCESS TO JUSTICE DOCUMENT PREPARATION AND MEDIATION DREHER & FINSETH, LLC • Conciliations Court Documents • Child Support Modifications • Divorces With or Without Children or Assets • Delegation of Parental Authority • Notary Services • Order For Protections • Health Care Directives • Parenting Time Modification • Power of Attorney • Independent Paralegal Services Available For Attorneys - Spanish Interpreter Available 507-288-6662

PEST cONTROL Bothered By Buggie Creatures? If it bugs you, it bugs us! Let us take care of them for you! Ants, Spiders, Flies, Box Elders, Beetles, Mice, Etc. If it bugs you, call us! Absolute Pest Elimination, LLC 877-707-8200 or 507-292-1843 (Paul) www.absolutepestelimination.com

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

REMOdELING & REPAIR WETZSTEIN CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Repair • Remodel • Replace Doors Storm Door • Patio • Windows • Garage • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Sheds • Roofing • Siding • Gutters • Decks • Steps • Fences • Additions • Finish Carpentry • Old Home Restoration/New Home Completion • Landscaping • Licensed & Insured 507-529-1833 - Jeff Lic#20634563 Artisan Construction and Remodeling Inc. Quality Craftsmanship Doors - Windows - Siding - Roofing Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Basement Finishing - Decks - Porches Drywall - Structural Repairs - Garages - Concrete Work Cabinet Installation - Built-Ins - Finish Carpentry Tile/Carpet/Hardwood/Vinyl Flooring Licensed and Insured 507-993-1446 Lic.#20635270 KITCHEN & BATH Design and Install Creative design process - gives you the beautiful kitchen or bath that suits you, at a surprisingly affordable price. We design it with you - We build it for you! WELL-DESIGNED, NOT HIGH-PRICED! ENCORE DESIGN, LLC Home Craftsman Services (507) 635-5151 • Email: encore.design@live.com

ROOFING 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 www.stevegentryconstruction.comLic.#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

SHARPENING SERVIcES Gramstad/Stevenson SHARPENING SERVICES • Carbide & Steel Saw Blades • Chain Saws • Cutters • Router Bits • Hole Saws • Drill Bits • Reel Mowers • Miltrap Bits • Garden & Yard Tools • Knives, Scissors, Clippers, Planers, Chippers, Paper Knives Over 40 Years Experience! WE SHARPEN EVERYTHING THAT CUTS! 507-269-9601 (Dave) • 507-289-5202 (Selmer)

SHEETROcK/dRYWALL Adam’s Construction • Sheetrock Hanging • Taping • Texturing • Metal Framing • Fully Insured FREE ESTIMATES “Nobody Beats Our Price on Quality” For the Smoothest Finish, contact Adam at 507-289-7458

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR ALL CHECK SMALL ENGINE REPAIR $44 Spring Special Tune-up Walk Behind Mower 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

SOFTENERS/BOTTLEd WATER ECOWATER SYSTEMS Visit Us At Our New Location At Rochester Market Square For Your Water Softener & Bottled Water Needs Call For Rochester 252-1946 or 1-866-776-0491

TILE Ceramic Tile • Marble Floors • Walls New Bathtub and Shower Installations Complete Bathroom Remodeling Al’s Home Services 507-271-6181 Insured & References

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

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Start with Trust! Call ANDSTAR 507-259-6214 (ASK FOR NEIL) FREE ESTIMATES, Insured, Commercial Licensed Tree Service, A BBB Accredited Service

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Hometown Tree Services • Tree Removal & Trimming • Stump Removal & Grinding • Storm Damage & Cleanup • Large Wood Removal • Buckthorn Clearing • Emergency Service • Firewood • Snow Blowing & Shoveling • Unique Lawn-Friendly Equipment • Fully Insured & Licensed • Arborist Techniques • 60 ft. Bucket Truck 507-292-7928 or 507-281-0884

WINdOWS/dOORS

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 RYAN WINDOWS & SIDING INC

• Home Improvement From A Company You Can Trust Windows, Siding, Roofing, Decks, Doors, Awnings, Gutters & Trim • Bruce Ryan 33 Years In Home Improvement Licensed, Bonded, Insured 1-800-367-2606 or 507-281-6363

www.ryan-ws.com • ryan@ryan-ws.com Hwy 52 North, Rochester, MN 55903 Lic.#0008077

Repair • Remodel • Replace Doors Storm Door • Patio • Windows • Garage Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Sheds Roofing • Siding • Gutters • Decks • Steps Fences • Additions • Finish Carpentry Old Home Restoration/New Home Completion Landscaping • Licensed & Insured 507-529-1833 - Jeff Lic#20634563 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 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 www.bobs-construction.com Lic.# 004842 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: www.millworkplus.com 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: mpi@millworkplus.com

WANT YOUR BUSINESS LISTED IN THE BSD? CALL DEB SHAFER TODAY AT 507-288-5201


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CARS

CARS

CARS

CARS

CARS

2007 PT Cruiser; Touring edition, 52,000 miles, loaded, A/C, AT, C/D, PW, power locks, pale yellow, excellent condition. $6,500. 507-536-4114. a

1995 Dodge Spirit; 4dr., 6cyl., auto, $875. 507-273-7960. c4/27tfn

1999 Olds Intrigue; 4dr., white, some transmission problem $850. 507-2737960. ctfn

$$ Paying $$ Cash for your junk vehicles. Cars, trucks, and vans. Starting at $100 and up! Will pick up, 507-206-9179 4/27-5/25

1995 Dodge Spirit; 4dr., 6cyl, auto, $875. 507-273-7960.tfn

SPriNg ClEANiNg SAlE We’ll Trade For Anything As long As it Doesn’t Bite!

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DOWN $ PAyMENTS AT DOWN OR LESS!

1990 Buick; 4dr., 6cyl., AT, A/C, cruise, all power, cass/radio, new tires & battery, 25/30MPG, uses no oil, $800./obo 507280-9577. ctfn

1998 Chevy Malibu LS; full power, good gas mileage, must see! Only $3,500./ obo 507-951-1164. 4/27-8/3 2002 Buick LeSabre; New 6 year battery, rebuilt transmission, runs good, 193K, $3,000./firm 507-273-0460.tfn

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

‘96 Bonneville - 4 Dr, Auto, 154K, Loaded! .................................. $2,995 ‘96 Voyage - Green, Auto, CD, PW, PL ......................................... $1,000 ‘97 Explorer - 4 Dr, Auto, 4x4, 131K, Leather! ............................... $2,995 ‘99 Protege - 4 Dr, 5 Spd, 4 Cyl, CD, Loaded! ............................. $3,495 ‘99 Camry - Tan, 4 Dr, Auto, Sunroof, Loaded!................................. CALL ‘99 Blazer - Peuter, 2 Dr, 4.3, 4x4, CD, Heated Seats! ................ $2,995 ‘00 Escalade - 115K, Silver, Auto, 4x4, Heated Seats! ..................... CALL ‘00 Impala - Silver, Auto, 4 Dr, Loaded! ....................................... $4,495 ‘01 Caravan - Blue, 117K, Auto, Cloth, CD ..................................... $3,995 ‘02 Grand Prix - 2 Dr, Silver, Auto, 108K, Loaded! ...................... $5,995 ‘03 Windstar - Green, 4 Dr, 150K, TV, Quad Seating ..................$4,995 ‘04 Caravan - White, 4 Dr, Quad Seating, Loaded! ........................ CALL ‘04 Tribute - Silver, 4 Dr, 125K, 4 Cyl, 5 Spd, Loaded! ..................... CALL

‘04 Trailblazer ‘02 Avalanche ‘04 Sebring Convertible ‘77 Cutlass Supreme BUY - SELL TRADE

‘99 ChEvy CAvAliEr

‘01 SATUrN Sl1

low mileS

GReAT GAS SAVeR

$7,595 • #22908

$7,995 • #23374

PS, PB, AT, Am/Fm

PS, PB, Pl, Pw, AT, Am/Fm

1727 3rd Ave. SE (Across from Greenway Coop - 1 Block South of Fairgrounds)

507-252-9098 Se Habla Espanol Aqui

Hours: M-F 9-6; Sat 9-3; Closed Wednesdays

DLR#23389

visit our website at www.cars-n-credit.com in HouSe BAnkinG

‘98 Dodge Ram Pickup, Short Box, V6, AT, 123K ..........$2,895 ‘98 Mercury Mountaineer, 4 Dr, 4x4, AT, Air...................$1,295 ‘99 Chevy Prism, 4 Dr, 128K, AT, Air...............................$3,495 ‘99 Chevy Monte Carlo, V6, AT, Loaded, 102K...............$3,995 ‘00 Ford Explorer Sport, 2 Dr, 4x4, V6, AT, 87K .............$3,995 ‘00 Ford F250, Reg. Cab, 4x4, 5 Spd, Air, 90K ...............$6,995 ‘01 Saturn, 3 Dr, S Series, 126K, Loaded ........................$3,495 ‘04 Dodge Neon, 4 Dr, 4 Cyl, AT, Air, 113K.....................$4,995 ‘04 Chevy Malibu Maxx, 4 Dr, V6, AT, 48K ......................$7,495 ‘05 Chevy Trailblazer LS, 4x4, V6, AT .............................$6,495 ‘06 Chevy Cobalt, 4 Dr, 110K, AT, Air, Cruise ................$5,895 ‘09 Chrysler Town & Country Van, 71K, Stow & Go ....$12,900

3 MONTH/3,000 MILE WARRANTY • 14.95% FINANCING FAST, EASY APPROVAL PROCESS

2000 Chrysler Cirrus

$77 DOWN • $74/WK.

$77 DOWN • $72/WK.

1992 Buick Century; 4dr., PW, PL, AT, A/C, power seat back recliners, clean, only 86K, 507-289-8857.5/25 2000 Hyundai Elantra Wgn; 110K, AT, air, 1 owner, $3,495. Arrow Motors 507-2894747. 2000 Buick Regal LS; 3800, V6, AT, air, 97K, $3,995. Arrow Motors 507-2894747. 2000 VW Beetle LT; 5spd., air, loaded, $3,695. Arrow Motors 507-289-4747. 2001 Dodge Stratus ES; 4dr., 6cyl,. AT, $3,995. Arrow Motors 507-289-4747. 2001 Saturn S Series; 3dr., 4cyl., AT, air, 126K, $3,495. Arrow Motors 507-2894747. 2001 VW Passat GLS; 79K, excellent condition, 29mpg, 2.8LT V6, auto w/ Tiptronic transmission, PW, PL, cruise, tilt wheel, front & side air bags, leather interior, sliding sunroof, loaded, $7,100./ obo 507-398-9433.5/25

AUTO PARTS Wanted: Used Cars & Pickups. Bought Outright. Arrow Motors: 1-800-908-4747 or 507-289-4747

Arrow Motors has several fresh trade-ins $1500 or less!

www.findcars.com Click on Arrow Motors

2340 Marion Rd. SE

289-4747 • 1-800-908-4747

1998 Dodge Stratus

1930 Ford; 2dr. sedan, older restoration, original except hydraulic brakes, $8,900. 507-288-5131.5/25

1995 Chevy Blazer

$77 DOWN • $60/WK.

2000 Ford Explorer

Heavy Duty Trailer; 4’x8’x1’9” deep $500. 507-288-9167. ap27tfn Door latch assembly for a roll up door for trailers, straight trucks. NEW, never used. Reg. $100. asking $50./obo. 507-289-8175. ap4/27tfn

Reduce • Reuse Recycle

2002 Kia Sedona

$77 DOWN • $75/WK.

1996 Dodge Ram Pick up

$77 DOWN • $75/WK.

$77 DOWN • $75/WK.

2002 Mercury Sable

1998 Ford F150

$77 DOWN • $77/WK.

$77 DOWN • $76/WK.

1999 Chevy Blazer

$77 DOWN • $76/WK.

1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

2002 Dodge Stratus

$77 DOWN • $74/WK.

$77 DOWN • $75/WK.

1998 Pontiac Transport

$77 DOWN • $70/WK.


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VANS, 4WD & PICKUPS

SPORTING GOODS

BOATS & ACC.

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

1998 Jeep Cherokee; Red, 4x4, A/C, PW,PL remote starter, new tires, brakes, well maintained, only 109K, $4,500./ obo. Must See! 507-271-7836. pu20

Belgium Browning A-5 12 gauge. Very good condition. $385. 507-289-7799. tfn

28hp Marine-R outboard motor; Excellent condition $550./obo 507-3582504.tfn

Relocating! Large 2BD condo located in Mantorville. 1 level quiet senior (50+) bldg. $59,900. 507-993-4552.5/11-8/17

300 Rem Ultra Mag, Remington 700; stainless, black, synthetic stock, Leupold Veri-x III scope. New condition w/extras. $825. 507-951-7757.tfn

1997 Northwood Pro 16; 40hp, Shorelander trailer, console steering, electric troll, anchor mate, many extras. Asking $5,300. 507-282-3469.tfn

FSBO: NW 5BD, 3BA, split entry home on 2 ½ acres. Fireplace, new shingles, vinyl siding, 4 car garage, close to Rochester, horses ok. $281,900. 507-288-7327.tfn

Remington 1100; 16 gauge. New in box $640. 507-289-7799. sg27tfn

Fiberglass Lund boat; Tri hull, 35hp Evinrude w/steering wheel and controls, new tires and bearings on trailer, runs great! $1000./obo 507-250-0316.tfn

1994 ¾ ton Chevy; Reg. cab, 5spd., new tires. 92K, 1.5 inch suspension lift, dual exhaust. $5,200./obo. Call Luke 507-421-2586.sc. p 1995 GMC C6500 Van Truck; 16ft enclosed box, new lift gate, 198,851 miles, runs good. Asking $11k FIRM. Call 507-990-1268. v27-6/9 2006 Deck slider; Fits an 8’ft. box. Excellent condition, used less than 5000 miles. $495./new. Asking/$250. 507254-4911. p4/27tfn 2006 Top of the line Fiberglass Topper; 8’ft. box, excellent condition, used less than 500 miles. $2500./new Asking/$500. 507-254-4911. p27tfn 1989 ½ ton Chevy pickup 4WD, with Western Uni-mount Pro-plow, 7 ½ ft power angle. Runs good, automatic. $2,895./obo 507-259-9069. 5/4-8/10 1976 Plymouth ¾ ton ext. van, 360, PS, PB, AC, AT, no rust. 100,000 miles, excellent condition. $3500. 507-2820161.5/11-8/17 1997 Chevy S-10; Auto, air, cruise, 4cyl., sports box, 3dr., new tires, newly rebuilt engine. 507-289-6500.5/18-5/25. 1991 GMC; Ext. cab, 4x4, V8, AT, $2,495. Arrow Motors. 507-289-4747.

Ithaca side by side 12ga. Bird gun; black chrome, silver and walnut. Modified and full $700. 507-254-1463.g sg27tfn (SILVER LAKE BOAT AND BIKE RENTALS) Equipment for rent. Paddleboats, bikes, kayaks, canoes, trolling motors. Open April 1st- Oct. 1st. 507-261-9049, www.silverlakefun.com 4/27-7/6

HEALTH CARE

Sundancer Electric Scooter; New Condition, Detachable front basket, 38” Turning radius, maximum weight of 300lbs. Purchased for $2500. Asking $1200. 507-289-8409.4/27-8/17

REAL ESTATE

Diabetic TEst strips wanted: up to $18/per 100 strips. Call Mitch anytime at 715-530-3005. 5/18-6/8

1996 Chevy Tahoe; 4x4, V8, AT, air, 135K, $2,995. Arrow Motors 507-2894747.

Adjustable twin size bed; Like new, cordless remote, head & foot raise, massage, $600./cash 507-775-2418.tfn

2002 Ford Explorer; 4dr., V8, 114K, 3rd seat, $5,695. Arrow Motors 507-2894747. 1999 Subaru Forester Wgn; 4x4, 4cyl., AT, $4,495. Arrow Motors 507-2894747.

PETS For Sale: RAt terrier/fox terrier cross pups. Born middle of Dec. Asking $150. 1st shots done. Dewormed. 563-3795158. p18,25 AKC German SHorthair pups. Whelped. 3/31. 3 males, $500 each. Both parents great hunters/family dogs. Call 507-875-2803 or visit rubysgsppups. com. p18,25 Male Mini-pincher needs a family! FREE to a good home. 507-545-1215. p25

Forester 15’ tri-haul, walk thru window, 65HP Mercury, 2 tanks and trailer $1650./obo 507-273-7960 5/4-8/10 2000 Charger Fish & Ski boat, 19’ 4” w/200hp Mercury EFI, seats 5, trolling motor, live wells, dry storage, fish finder, ski pylon, SS prop and trailer 55mph+ $12,500. Serious Inquiries Only! 507-2729560. b25

Hospital bed with side rails; Invacare model 5000, electric, used very little. $675./obo 507-529-1457. s4/27tfn

2000 Dodge Grand Caravan; V6, AT, $3,995. Arrow Motors 507-289-4747.

14’ Lowe boat and trailer with 18hp Johnson. Good condition. $12,500./obo. 507-273-7960 5/4-8/10

Hardworking caregiver needs new client. Over 20 years experience, reasonable rates, references, any shift. Call Barb 507-289-7055. 5/18-5/25.

1995 Jeep Laredo; 4dr., 6cyl., AT, 4x4, $1,995. Arrow Motors 507-289-4747.

2000 GMC Sonoma pickup; Ext. cab, V6, AT, air, 120K $2,995. Arrow Motors. 507-289-4747.

1974 15 ½ ft. Fiberglass v-hull, open bow runabout, 50hp Evinrude, steering console, depth finder, swivel seats. Cheap family fun. $1500. 507-252-9678. tfn

Call it in! 800-599-0481 (507 area code)

EMPLOYMENT Help Us Help Others. There’s never been a better time to reach out to those in need. At Home Instead Senior Care, we’re seeking quality people who wish to make a difference by helping seniors in their homes. Flexible schedules. No certification required, but a heart is. Apply online www.rochesterseniorcare.com or call M-F 8am-4pm. 507-2851700.5/11-5/25 Junior high volleyball coach for the 2011 season and a part-time high school media assistant for the 2011-2012 school year are needed at Fillmore Central Schools. Interested candidates submit letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to: Principal Heath Olstad Fillmore Central High School P.O. Box 599 Harmony, MN 55939. h28,25

Dog houses; Well built, cozy blanket lined, all sizes $25-$135. 507-282-1572. 5/25-6/1

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500. weekly potential. Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485.fre5/25-6/8

EMPLOYMENT

CDL-A Route Delivery Driver MBM Foodservice, Mason City. $56K yr w/ Benefits. 1yr TT Exp. Apply Online www.mbmcareers.com. 5-25

Split level 3BD, 2BA in Elton Hills area; 1 car garage, large fenced in backyard. Hardwood & ceramic tile floors, updated kitchen & bath, finished lower level, deck, new A/C & gutters, broker incentive. $159,900. 507-288-6148. e27tfn 2,800 square ft. rambler for sale in Preston: Near Root River State Trail. 150’x120’ lot with 90 trees! 100% private backyard! Main floor has 3 bedrooms and laundry room. 2 3/4 ceramic tiled baths, all hardwood and ceramic tile floors, two woodburning fireplaces, gorgeous colors. Finished basement with unbelievable storage area. Insulated 1 1/2 car garage with built-in storage, garden studio, perennials, garden area. $155,000. $0 down. 507-9931700. e11,18,25,1- x 1-owner! 1999 4BD, 2BA, gas FP, 2-car attached garage. 5815 47th Ave. NW, Rochester. Landscaped, great neighborhood, quiet street, 2 blocks from City Park and Douglas Trail; Close to IBM and Mayo; convenient to shopping, school, parks, trails; easy access to 52 and 22. Bay window, 10’x18’ covered front porch, 12’x12’ deck w/stairs. 2 master BD each with his/her closets, with direct access to full bathrooms. Oak trim throughout, open design, foyer, vaulted ceiling, living room, dining area, ceiling fan, patio door to deck, modern kitchen with central island, pantry, outside vented fan. Beautiful double-tiered gas fireplace, huge 24’x15’ family and media room with 12 dimmable track lights. Cable and phone lines in all bedrooms, family room and living room. Big linen closet. Builder finished basement; never leak. All appliances included; water softener AC, washer/dryer, smooth top stove, dishwasher, side-by-side, refrigerator w/ice maker. Http://www.wanglab.comfor more information. $179,000./obo. Pay buyers closing cost up to $3000. Buyer agent welcome. Immediate possession. Open house Fri 4-6 Sat. 10-3 or by appointment. Contact 1-800-880-9916 or send email: house@wanglab.com.tfn

FSBO: 4BD, 2BA, side split entry, 3 acres, (2) 2 ½ car garage, 5 miles West of Rochester on blacktop. Horses ok. $289,900. 507-775-2315.5/11-8/17 2005 Schultz Mobile Home 16x72 in the Covered Wagon Park SE Rochester. 55 & older. 3BD, 2BA, many improvements $42,500. 507-292-9727.5/11-8/10 Mobile home for sale: 1997 Skyline; 2BD, 1BA. This is a beautiful, will maintained home with neutral décor. The skylights and lots of windows give the home a very open bright feel. There is a center island in the kitchen and still plenty of room for a dining room table. There is a deck and good size garden shed. The lot rent is $285./month and includes garbage, sewer/water, a seasonal pool and community room. Background and credit check are required. Financing available with good credit and 20% down. Asking price is $19,900. For more information or to view this home, contact Diane Whalen at 507-202-1381.5/4-5/25

Please apply in person 1705 South Broadway, Rochester

1977 Mobile Home; 3BD, 1BA, some remodeling, new dishwasher, new shed. $8,000. For more info. 507-208-1657 or 507-288-0355.tfn 1977 Artcraft; Nice shed, deck, C/A, lot #68 in Hallmark Terrace $5000./obo 507421-7759 or 507-272-7074.tfn 85 acre farm Trout/Horses MLS #4024854, 160 acres, 278 acres. Buyers want land. WisconsonMinnesotaRealEstate. com 507-724-8687.

NE IOWA RIVERVIEW. FARM $69,900. 20 blufftop acres; tillable, timber, pond & panoramic views of river valley! Four Rivers Realty, Inc. 866-897-4857 www.4rivers.com

St. Charles

• “New” 16x80 Skyline 3BR, 2BA, C/A, W/D, ReADy to Move IN! - $47,900

Willow Ridge

SOLD

• 3979 Willow Ridge Dr. SW 1998 Skyline 16x72 3BR, 2BA, New Carpet & vinyl, C/A, Shed $35,900 • 588 Circle Court SW 1991 Artcraft, 3BR, 2BA, DW, W/D, C/A, Stove, Refrig - $43,900 • 3724 Willow Ridge Dr. SW 1996 Friendship Classic 28x52 3BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig., W/D, DW & Fireplace - $38,600

Southern Hills MHP • 2002 Skyline 28x40 3 BR, 2 BA, Stove, Refrig., DW, W/D, A/C - $36,800

At Sales Center • 2000 Schult 16x80 3 BR, 2 BA, C/A, vinyl Siding, Shingled Roof - $38,900

• 2000 Highland 16x80 3BR, 2BA, A/C, Stove, Refrig., DW, New Carpet & New Linoleum - $37,900

Call For Details

REAL ESTATE

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

If you are searching for a home, only use an Exclusive Buyer Broker Agent. We never list properties. We help buyers know the neighborhood through public reports. We have a 15 point checklist that will help you know the property and all available history. Do you want the advantage in your real estate transaction? Contact Judy Ohly at Ohly Real Estate Office 507-261-2223 or www.ohlyrealestate.com. FSBO: 4BD, 2BA, side split entry, 3 acres, (2) 2 ½ car garages, 5 miles west of Rochester on blacktop. Horses Ok. $289,900. 507-775-2315.tfn

NOTICES COMMUNITY HOUSING PARTNERSHIP. Help yourself become a Better educated HOMEBUYER. The Community Housing Partnership announces The next class: Sat. June 11th, from 8:30am-6pm. These Classes will help individuals gain a step by step understanding of the home buying process. Special assistance programs that make home ownership more affordable will be explained. Advanced registration is required, a $25 fee is charged please call 507-282-7529. 5/18-6/8. Interested in GUN PERMIT TRAINING? Receive your permit to carry training certificate from professional law enforcement instructors. See training dates at www.trainedbycop.com or call 507-288-SAFE.5/25-6/15

REAL ESTATE

BUY NEW MANUFACTURED HOMES AT USED PRICES! Largest display of modular and manufactured homes in the area. New homes arrive weekly.

Now Hiring! • Experienced Line Cooks • Servers and Greeters Full or Part time Must be available weekends

Large 2BD condo located in Mantorville. 1 level, quiet senior 50+ bldg. Relocating out of state. $59,900. 507-993-4552. tfn 2005 Schult 16’x72’, SE Rochester Covered Wagon Park, 55 & older, 3BD, 2BA, deck, shed (10’x12’), carport, many improvements. $42,500. 507-292-9727. tfn

LAKE PEPIN. $69,900, Private acreage at end of road; dock your boat on 25,000 acre Lake Pepin Thousand Lakes Realty, Inc. 866-667-4460. www.1000lakes.com.

GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

Looking for Energetic, Motivated Individuals

Two Story 5BD, 3.5BA, 3 car heated attached garage. 6184 Shetland Dr. NW. 3.1k+sq.ft., $237,500. vdk1956@yahoo. com for additional information.tfn

At Winona Homes we offer the highest quality homes at the lowest price GUARANTEED! We Can Complete Your Home From Start to Finish!

SEE ALL OUR SPECIALS AT www.winonahomesinc.com MN Dealers license #: MD1736 MN Contractors license #: 7844 MN Manufactured Home Installer’s #: 9404 WI Manufactured and Dwelling Contractor #: 646538


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS THURSDAY, MAY 26 Foot Care Clinic, 9am,-12:30pm. Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Appointments required. Call 507-287-1404 to register. MyPC series open house, 3-5pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. This open house will introduce you to four, 3-hour workshops about computers. FRIDAY, MAY 27 Living well with Chronic Conditions program, 9am-11am, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Kasson. Program free for seniors age 60+. (May 20-June 24). * Wonderful Weight Loss that Works, 10am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Weight loss program about sublingual drops that effectively control appetite. RSVP to Business office 1 day prior. 507-287-1404. Free Vintage Country and Western Music Dance, 7pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Featuring live music by “Brother Music, Sister Rhythm.” Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 7pm, Autumn Ridge. *

AUCTION CALENDAR Sun, June 12 - Beautiful Lakefront Home Action. Held at 637 Park Ave. W, Albert Lea, MN. For more info contact Jensen Real Estate & Auction, 507-373-5660 or www. landandfarmauction.com. Wed, June 22 - David Henderson’s Collection, Spring Valley, MN Auction. For more info. contact Gehling Auction, Inc., 507-765-2131, www.gehlingauction.com.

ON-LINE AUCTIONS

SATURDAY, MAY 28 Widows & Widowers of Rochester meeting, 9:15am, breakfast at 9:30. Clarion Inn South on Broadway. For more information, call 507-289-2263.* Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Rochester Assembly of God. * Poetic Pieta Brown in Concert, 8pm, Crossings, Zumbrota. SUNDAY, MAY 29 Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Hope Summit Christian Church. * MONDAY, MAY 30 Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * DBSA Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, 7-8:30pm, St. Marys Hospital, Generose Bldg., room 2-120, Sister Helen Hayes Lecture Hall. For people who live with depression or bipolar, whether they have the condition or care about someone who does.*

Do your Antiques need a new home? Pottery Place Antiques is looking for quality consignments. Purchasing optional 507-202-5696 or potteryplaceantiques.com. a25

Antiques OrOnOcO quAlity is whAt we dO best. If you are looking for something in the antique line, stop out and browse through our inventory of fine antiques.

Looking for house cleaning? I have several openings, that are weekly, biweekly and monthly. Ten years experience and with good references. Call Becky 507289-5002.5/4-5/25

HANDYMAN: Brian Nielsen Repair and Maintenance, Inc. Fast, fair, friendly service. Insured. Free estimates. General home & business repairs. No Job Too Small. 507-271-9925 or 507-356-8725. 5/11-5/25

FURNITURE OAK CURIO CABINET, glass shelves w/ light. $300/obo. NEW, never used. Moving, must sell! 507-202-4963. s27-10/11 Large Oak entertainment stand w/ doors & drawers from Quality Woods. Asking $200. 507-440-1369. (Rochester Area). s27tfn Top quality Master Craft queen sleeper sofa bed; 6 years old, new condition. Fabric: gray/blue/tan. $1300 new. Asking $325. Stewartville. 623-512-1742. s27tfn

Wanted: Used or Non-running Vehicles, fair prices, cash pay outs. 507269-2092.4/27-7/6

1650 Oliver diesel, 1750 Oliver diesel, both have cabs. Call 507-533-9330. f25

REC. VEHICLES 2000 Honda CBR 600 F4; black/ orange, new tires, chain, very well maintained, includes, helmet, jacket, gloves, $15, 700 miles. Must See! $3900/obo. 507-271-7836. 27tfn 2000 Polaris 4-wheeler. Sportsman 335, 400 miles, plow and wench included, just like new. $3000/obo. 507-2892994. 27-8/3

PAYING UP TO $175. for your junk cars, trucks, etc. Call Bill @ 612-7564547 or 507-383-1168.fre5/18-6/1 Wanted Old Wooden Window Screens. Call Pam 507-282-6727.5/25 Wanted: Recycling, campers, dryers, stoves, furnaces, air conditioners, ATV’s, lawn tractors, tillers, snowmobiles, gas grills, metal 507-269-6402.5/25 International Harvester items, signs, literature, dealer give away items, toys, chrome tools or sets, new/old stock parts, most anything I.H. or Farmall related. 507-251-6997.5/25-6/8

APPLIANCES Kitchen Appliances: Whirlpool Stove & Fridge, very good condition. Comes with warranty & possible drop off (local only). 507-259-4868. a27tfn-

WANTED

On Hwy 52, Northwest side of Oronoco 507-367-2220 • antiquesoronoco@gmail.com

$$ Paying $$ Cash; $150. and up for your junk vehicles. Cars, trucks & vans 507-206-9179.4/27-5/25

281-2078 2227 18th Avenue NW

ALLIS CHALMERS 716H riding lawnmower 48-inch deck. Hydrostatic with snowblower. Strong runner. $800. 507421-6307. s25 DEUTZ ALLIS MODEL 1816 Hydro garden tractor. 48” deck. 507-743-8359. s,25- x M-N-M Greenhouse 3246 430th St., Riceville, IA. 1 ½ miles North of Riceville, 12 miles South of LeRoy, MN. Signs on Walnut and Addison Ave. (T62 & T68). Hanging Baskets, Patio Pots, Pansys, Violas, Succulents, Clematis, Vegetables, Wide Variety of Annuals. Very competitive pricing. More greenhouses in the area, we’ll give you directions. Bring a friend and enjoy a day in the country!l20-6/8 Will do lawn mowing, minor tree & hedge trimming, cleaning basements, garages, hauling away and other odd jobs. Call Glenn 507-282-1563 or 507421-9823.5/4-5/25 Simplicity 5216 Lawn Tractor- Older model, 3-blade, 42” deck. B&S 16hp twin. Hydro, new battery. Works well. 507-272-9560.pv5/11-5/25

tire. $8900. Firm. Call 507-208-4178. rv25

W/D 42 inch mower deck complete. Roto tiller 5 hp wards $200. 507-2895464. l18,25

2007 KZ Travel Trailer; 23CMS Coyote expandable slide out, sleeps 8, loaded, used, 10 times, stored inside. $13,000. 507-269-2744, 507-288-4634.tfn

1250 CUB CADET garden tractor, hydrostatic, good condition. Call after 3:30pm 507-346-2271 or 507-438-4798. s23- o

1996 NIAGARA POPUP by Coleman. 2 king beds, bathroom and shower, outside burners, AC, stove, refr, battery lift, front storage compartment, screen porch for under awning, no rips or tears in canvas or screens, stored inside. $4500. 507467-2941. s25

$1 per clump; Iris, Lysimachia, Phlox, Rudbeckia, Daisy, Obedience, Monarda, Day Lily, Bluebell, Dames rocket, Yarrow, Solomon’s seal, Oregano, Chives, Winter onion, Assorted Hosta, etc. 507-282-0606.5/25-6/8

2003 Honda FSC600 Silverwing; Red, 582cc, automatic, low mileage (7,800). $3,990. 507-288-9034.tfn For Sale: 2008 Outback Fiberglass 30 1/2 travel trailer. Quad bunks in the back, queen bedroom up front. Sleeps 8, 1 large slide. Exc/cond. 507-583-7096.

• Haulmark • Sunnybrook • Kountry Aire 5th Wheel • Dutchstar Diesel Pushers • Kountry Star 5th Wheels

NOW BUYING:

Affordable lawn mowing. No job too big or too small. Free estimates. Call 507-951-6082 or 507-259-6515.. l4/27

Deutz Allis Model 1816 Hydro garden tractor. 48” deck. 507-743-8359. s16- x

Newer Kenmore washer & dryer $375/pr. Exc/cond, comes with warranty & possible drop off (local only). 507259-4868.a27tfn

USED APPLIANCES

BOOK EARLY! MOWING/TRIMMING Jobs starting at $20. and up Residential 31 years experience. References, fully insured, Trustworthy and reliable. Call Doug at 507-259-9069.tfn. l4/27tfn

W/H 42 inch mower deck complete $200. Roto Tiller 5hp wards $200. 507289-5464. 5/18-5/25

WANTED TO BUY- Non running snowblowers, garden tractors, snowmobiles, tillers, golf carts, motorcycles, 4 wheelers, mopeds, go karts, mini bikes, ATV’s, boat motors, jet skis, parts & old metal signs. 507-440-0160.5/18-6/1

Bookcase; $200. 70x31 1/2x 14, 5 adjustable shelves, cherry finish, perfect condition. (Rochester Area) 952-818-1526. f27tfn Oak Dining set: round pedestal table w/4 chairs. Paid $400. Asking $150. 507440-1369. (Roch area). 6/8 Furniture and Mattresses “Clearance Center” 57% and more off. Just reduced 7 sofas under $400 and as low as $329, recliners under $300, sectionals and reclining sofas at comparable savings. Missed match mattress, sets all sizes while quantity last. Lane, Flexsteel, Ashley, Simons and England. Over 250 items, in the “Clearance Center” Morris Furniture Albert Lea, 507373-6434 www.morrisfurniture.com.

1999 Casita Travel Trailer. 17’, Interior height 6’3”, AC, Furnace, large fridge, two awnings, lots of storage space, 14”

Wanted: Coins- Gold & Silver. Local collector, NOT a dealer. Cash Paid. 507271-5088.4/27-6/22

Washers - Dryers Refrigerators - Ranges Reconditioned & Guaranteed

Post cards, older magazines, and books

For Sale: 8’, 3-point Cartner Flail mower with finishing knives. Used very little. $1500.00 Dan 507-867-3051. f23x

1987 Yamaha snowmobile, good condition, runs, hand warmers $850/obo. 507273-7960. 27-7/27

BUS. OPPORT.

EYOTA ANTIQUES; 30 South Front St. Eyota, MN. 507-261-1505. Open house 12-4pm. Fri., Sat. & Sun.5/18-6/8.

FOR SALE. 350 small square bales 3rd crop grass alfalfa. Hay no rain $2.00 a bale. Pick up at my place: Levi E. Zook 18916 Game Rd., Preston, MN 55965. s25- x

Recently in Minnesota, big ad motel buyers were trying to buy gold and silver for 30%-40% less than Kuehl’s Coins. Compare prices! 507-235-3886.au.4/276/22

CHILDCARE OPENING – Looking for 2 children (ages3yrs & up) to provide daycare for. Convenient NW Rochester location, low ratio, very reasonable rates, lots of fun activities and things to do. Hours are flexible. Available for summer only as well as permanent care. Call 507288-8736.5/25

ANTIQUES: ORONOCO Take a trip to the past. Come visit our 7800 sq. ft. of interesting and beautiful antiques. Just in: Oak secretary/china w/face, 2 oak bookcases & small curved glass display case. NOW BUYING: military items, American, German, any related items. On Hwy 52 north west side Oronoco. 507-367-2220.5/18

3 bag power flow bagger unit. Fits 54” John Deere mower deck. Good shape. $1100. 507-990-1459. l27-6/22

Attention: Furniture MOVED, JUNK/ BRUSH HAULED … Gutters/Windows cleaning, Pruning, puttying, painting Weeding, tree cutting, Mowing and edging. Free estimates. Dependable, Quality workmanship. Douglas. 507-282-3011. v4/27-12/28

Licensed Daycare has 2 openings ages 2 and up. FT & PT. See www.afunstart.com 507-398-4441.5/11-6/1.

Early 1880’s single bottom horse drawn walk behind plow; Oak handles & frame, 9ft. long, w/cast furrow wheel, excellent condition, always stored inside. $250. 507-495-3104. a4/27tfn

100 bales of grass horse hay $300. 507-273-7960.4/27-7/27

2010 Adley Scooter, 49cc, blue, like new. $1300/obo. 507-696-1044. 27-6/15

To list your Auction 507-288-5201

Chair Caning, Rush and Reed weaving. Call evenings. 507-285-9936. a4/277/6

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 Toast with Toastmasters, 7-8am, Mayo Clinic Gonda Building, 19th floor, 19-105 200 1st St. SW. A place to practice the English language skills and meet new people. For more information, e-mail jackson. angela@mayo.edu.* Foot Care Clinic, 9am,-11:30am. Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Appointments required. Call 507-287-1404 to register.* Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. *

LAWN & GARDEN

WANTED

Have Openings To Clean Your Home. 13 Years Experience. Have References! Honest & Dependable! Call Deb 507273-3314 leave message. Rochester Area Only.

ANTIQUES

TUESDAY, MAY 31 Silver Treads Square Dance Club, 1-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. Contact Charles Bysheim at 2814455 or Pam Styder at 281-2547 for more info. *

FARM

SERVICES

• Thurs, May 26 - 10:00am Online Auction end date. For more info. contact Gehling Auction, Inc., 1-800-770-0347, www.gehlingauction.com.

Full-time/Part-time hair stylist wanted to rent chair at Image hair Artistry in Rochester. Call Jennifer for more details. 507-259-9769.5/11-6/1

Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 6:00pm, Community Celebration Church in Kasson. * Med City T’ai-Chi Ch’uan Club, 6-7:30pm, Fred Reed Hall. Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. Call 507-289-1795 for info. *

W ALKER

TRAILER SALES, INC.

www.walkertrailersales.com Nora Springs, IA

641-749-2321

TREE TRANSPLANTING OF 2-4” diameter with truck mounted tree spade. Skidloader services available (trenching, auger holes, etc.) Free Estimates, Insured. 507-273-4819.5/25-6/1 Absolutely New Condition! Toro lawnmower, very rare overhead valve GTS 5 engine (5 1/2hp), self propelled super recycler, new mulcher blade + $85. tune-up, perfect + clean. Paid $450.+ $185./obo/trade/cash 1726 30th St. NW evenings.tfn.


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We need your help...

Shingles Study If you have a NEW case of shingles and live in Dodge, Winona or Olmsted County we want to talk to you!

• Annuals • Perennials • Hanging Baskets • Buy 3 Get the

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The Olmsted Medical Center is working with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study shingles (also called herpes zoster). Our study will measure the number of new cases of shingles in 2011 in Olmsted, Winona and Dodge Counties and record information about pain caused by shingles and look for things that bring shingles on.

How can you help? If you develop shingles (we are only studying NEW cases) and do NOT go to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant in your county then we would like to talk to you. Please call us at 507.292.7474 or toll free at 877.959.4999. If you do have shingles and see your doctor but do not receive a letter from us within about 1 week after your visit please call!

This is not a drug study. We will ask you questions over the telephone three times over the next three months. All questions will be about your shingles and your health. You will be given a small payment for your time on each call.

Get your garden started now! It’s not too late... Vegetables, Plants & Seeds Available Onions & Potato Starters

Selected 2 Gallon Shrubs

SHINGLES Study telephone number: (507) 292.7474 or toll free (877) 959.4999 Barbara P. Yawn, MD MSc Director of OMC Research

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Store Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-8pm Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday Noon-4pm


Olmsted County Journal 5.25.11