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More ways than one to heal By Tracy Ebmeyer

Certainly many people around the world have heard of the Mayo Clinic and understand the relationship between science, technology, and the service the notfor-profit organization provides. As that technology develops, so does the understanding of the benefit art has on the healing process. Studies have shown that the element of nature in a photograph can help ease the stress of an MRI or CT scan. Baylor Medical College in Houston, Texas now offers a course for Medical Humanities majors and minors. The course, Medical Humanities 3300: Visual Arts and Healing, focuses on special art techniques that fine tune situational awareness allowing students to understand complex problems pertaining to healthcare. The early doctors at the Mayo Clinic understood the benefits of calming the nerves of anxious patients and sought to incorporate harmony through the use

of unique architecture and art to alleviate the stress that visiting a doctor can bring. The campus has grown throughout the years since its inception and so has the collection of art that has been graciously donated or commissioned by the clinic. Sally Enders, Coordinator of the Art Program has been with the clinic for almost twenty years. She manages the procurement, installation, and maintenance of the art pieces throughout the Mayo Clinic campus. It has taken almost sixty years to develop the art collection, bringing it to what it is today. Pieces of art are situated throughout the buildings on campus but the biggest and most visible part to the collection is seen in the recently built Gonda Building, where careful thought went into each selection and generally relates around four themes; glass, ethnographic, nature, and photography. “If you think of why people come here for medical care,” Enders said, “they are looking for cutting edge medicine and technology. We mimic that theme

with our art glass by incorporating artists doing the latest, most innovative work in glass.” Walking into the Gonda Building one can not help but notice the giant “wave” wall of glass that rises to the top of the Gonda Building pouring tremendous amounts of light into its interior enhancing the glass collection along the wall on each patient floor. Dale Chihuly’s thirteen chandelier glass piece was one of the artist’s largest permanent glass installations when installed in 2001, second only to the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and welcomes patients and visitors as they enter the Gonda Building. Visitors are amazed at the size and beauty of this installation and many people from around the world have their photograph taken while standing next to it. To reflect Mayo’s service to patients around the world, the ethnographic collection resides within the elevator lobbies that climb to the top of the building. Stepping off the elevators, a perSee MAYO ART Page 6 

Byron considers land purchase By K evin Blanchard

The Byron City Council reviewed the purchase agreement for a potential land purchase that could be used as a sports complex in their meeting on Thursday night, August 11. “The city has been approached regarding the purchase of land in Byron Towne Village Second neighborhood that had originally been planned as a large sports complex area with ball fields,” Mary Blair-Hoeft, city

administrator, said. “Based on the feedback we have received from the comprehensive plan surveys, this could be a possible location for a water park and a place to hold our annual ‘Good Neighbor Days’ celebration,” she said. The current owner has offered the 27.5 acres to the City for $130,000 ($4,727 per acre). Council members received a copy of the purchase agreement, the attorney’s opinion and a 2005 report completed by WHKS for the sports complex. Further information will

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This Dale Chihuly installation is suspended more than twentyfive feet in the air in the Gonda Building at the Mayo Clinic campus. The installation has some of the artist’s largest pieces he has ever made, some thirty inches in diameter. Photo by Tracy Ebmeyer

Enrollment up at Stewartville Schools enrollment cap. We’re full.” All of the principals reported their enrollment numbers. Bonner Dr. David Thompson, Super- Elementary will have 627 students, intendent of Stewartville Public Central Intermediate will have 297, Schools, reported that enrollment the Middle School will have 433, this fall will be up twenty-seven and the High School will have 540. students more than were in school The total enrollment for the 2011last school year at the school board 12 school year will be 1,897 stuworking session meeting Monday, dents. Last year’s enrollment at the August 8. end of the school year was 1,870. “As of this afternoon, we have The board also discussed the focus 156 kindergarten students enrolled,” areas for the district and the superBonner Elementary Principal Dave See STEWARTVILLE Page 12  Nystuem said. “We are at our open By K evin Blanchard

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Obituaries Marceline M. Fure Marceline M. Fure of Albert Lea, MN died on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at Good Samaritan Center in Albert Lea. She was 85. Born on September 23, 1925, in rural Wells, Minnesota the daughter of Otto and Ida (Boeck) Wille, Marceline graduated from Wells High School, lived with her cousin in Portland, Oregon for a year, and then worked in Minneapolis for a short time. On April 12, 1950, she married Jenning Fure in Wells. They farmed and made their home in rural Kiester for many years. While in Kiester, she had been an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Since moving to Albert Lea 28 years ago, she was a faithful member of Salem Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed the “Sew and Tell” quilting group and participating in Bible Study. Marceline enjoyed tending her garden, which included beautiful flowers and a plentiful harvest of vegetables. Her dill pickles were undoubtedly “the best”. She had many interests,

which included all kinds of music, dancing, playing cards, traveling, and watching baseball, especially the Minnesota Twins. Marceline in survived by four children: Del (Carolyn) Fure of Decorah, IA, Madonna Brue of Rochester, MN, Bruce (Lois) Fure of Rochester, Diane (John) Bazey of Rochester, MN; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jenning, sister and brother-in-law Adeline and Mike Ewert, a son in infancy, and son-inlaw Keith Brue. The funeral service for Marceline M. Fure, was held at on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Salem Lutheran Church. The Reverend Mark Niethammer officiated. Interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Kiester. Florence Horan Florence Horan, 91, Stewartville, passed away August 6 at the Stewartville Care Center, where she had resided for eight months.

Florence (Doll) Horan was born in Chokio, Minnesota on April 1, 1920, to Agnes and John Doll. At the age of seven, she moved with her family to the Lake City area shortly after her Father passed away. She grew up in Lake City and attended the Catholic School, Mary E. McCahill Institute, where she graduated valedictorian of her class. She received her Teachers Training in Red Wing and taught school for several years. Florence and her husband Leo were dairy farmers in the Chatfield area for forty years and raised three daughters during that time. In 1978, they retired from farming and moved up North to the McGregor area, where they spent twenty-five years until Leo’s death in 2003. After Leo’s death, she moved back to the Rochester area, where she lived the majority of the time in the Stewartvilla Apartments. Florence had a very good and giving heart. One of her favorite pastimes was helping others. Over her lifetime, she was a member of and/or volunteered for numerous organizations. Some of those organizations are Lake Minnewawa Association, Minnewawa Fund–raisers, Aitkin County

County sorting out finances in wake of State budget By Nate Langworthy Due to shuffling of tax relief and State aid to the County, Olmsted County residents are on the hook for a 5.2 percent increase in property taxes in the next year to maintain the current level of services. The Legislature cut $968,000 from the County’s anticipated program aid, which was less than the County prepared to have cut. The County has levied an $81 million dollar property tax levy for 2011, and was originally going to get $4 million dollars in tax relief for homeowners. That $4 million coming from market value credits was cut by the State during the budget agreement last month. In 2012, there will be a new program for homeowners, which will reduce the taxable value of homesteaded properties valued at less than $413,000. Properties over $413,000 and non-homesteaded properties will be taxed at a higher rate to make up the difference. “Everybody’s taxes are going to go up, but it depends on the amount that it’s going to go up,” said Olmsted County Chief Financial Officer Robert Bendzick. Effects on services County Administrator Richard Devlin explained that not all the news from St. Paul was bad. There was money directed to build the new training center, and the $1 million slotted to be used to remove the dam at Lake Shady can now be used for other purposes, such as lake bed improvements. Additional funds to finish the project will be sought in coming years. If the sales tax extention is

approved by Rochester voters in the fall of 2012, 17 million dollars would go to the County for road improvements. Community Services Director Paul Fleissner delivered gloomier news about the department he oversees. $197,000 was cut from a grant for adult mental health programs. $140,000 for child and vulnerable adult protection was cut, along with $189,000 to family investment program administration and community corrections general workload was cut by $31,000. Olmsted County will need to increase local funding for chemical dependency treatment by about $171,000, and the County cannot refuse to pay for these services. “One of the things that always goes unsaid, but is a consistent pattern when they solve the budget is shifting costs to us. This is one of those examples,” said Fleissner. A couple of the more concerning cuts involved the County’s sex offenders. $138,000 for treatment of the County’s intensely supervised sex offenders was eliminated. In addition, the County must match 25 percent of the cost for civil commitment of sex offenders, up from 10 percent last year. This will cost approximately $72,000 per year. “We need to think really hard about lots of restrictive alternatives before we get to that commitment process,” said County Attorney Mark Ostrem. “These people are a significant danger to the public, but there are other things that we may be able to do locally that would be far

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cheaper.” Among the alternatives include working with programs in the Twin Cities to provide supervision and inpatient treatment to Olmsted County sex offenders, possibly starting such a program locally. At present the County needs to give a detained sex offender being held for commitment a choice between the County jail and treatment at St. Peter hospital, which is substantially more costly to the County. County officials hope that legislation can be passed to let the County make the decision. A single detainee can cost the County up to $100,000 per year. Another option is increasing use of tracking devices on sex offenders. “We could put them on GPS for the rest of their life and we’ll always know where they’re at,” said Ostrem. “We could protect the people locally a lot better than sending them off to one of these places, and it’s certainly a lot cheaper.” If they were to reoffend, they would be placed in a more restrictive treatment or correctional setting. The County will also need to pay an estimated $100,000 for additional foster care because of a new State law allowing foster care to continue between the ages of 18 and 21 if the youth so chooses. Fleissner stated that Community Services staff has been reduced by 13 percent over the last decade. Devlin noted that cuts in staffing have been made throughout the County. “Entitled program services, ones that we don’t have a choice about, See COUNTY Page 15 


Committee on Aging, Seven-County Senior Federation, Arrowhead Transit and RSVP, McGregor Senior Citizens Club, Meals on Wheels, Aitkin Foot Care Clinic, Food Shelf, various Catholic Churches, and Stewartville Care Center Activities. In 1998, both Florence and Leo were named Aitkin County Outstanding Seniors for their twenty years of volunteer service to the community. She is survived by two daughters, Donna (John) Amundson of Chatfield, Joan (John) McCallum of Sarasota, FL, seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband Leo in 2003, a daughter Mary Baker

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in 2008, her parents, one brother Lambert Doll and two sisters, Ann Wagner and Dorothy Andrews. Florence enjoyed spending time with her loving family and friends and especially enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, fishing, cooking, crocheting, playing all kinds of cards and games, crossword puzzles and game shows. She will be greatly missed. A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, August 10 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Stewartville, with Fr. Matthew Fasnacht officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Chatfield. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield handled the arrangements.

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C ommentary America’s financial troubles By Col. Stan Gudmundson America is in very serious financial trouble. Government spending is unsustainable and completely out of control. Yet politicians, especially liberal politicians, seem to think they can create an alternate reality by just continuing to spend more and more and by increasing taxes on the “rich”. The lowering of the United States credit rating ought to be Col. Stan a wake-up call Gudmundson for everyone. USAF (Ret) We are in an emergency condition and we must approach it as such. The nonsense going on in Washington must stop. Liberals, for the most part, have caused this and are making it worse. Keynesian economics is a failure. Wealth redistribution and social engineering create even more damage. Moreover, this administration isn’t even following the tenets of Keynes. Along with stimulus spending Keynes also recommended that taxes be cut during a recession. That is bad enough, but many lefties insist government should or should have spent more. Last week I heard liberal columnist Clarence Page say just that. And many others on the left believe the same.

Okay, I’ll go along with that, if liberals prove to me first that stimulus spending has worked at one time or another somewhere on this planet. Moreover, I will allow you the privilege of going as far back as the Roman Empire to find one really good example. Since most liberals are so certain of their viewpoint coming up with an answer ought to be really easy. You should be able to find a dandy example within, oh let us say, ten seconds. One-thousand-one, onethousand-two...okay times up. There aren’t any are there? Lots of bad examples though. For example, Japan has tried at least ten stimulus attempts and none of them have succeeded. Since there aren’t any marginally good examples much less examples that are roaring successes, obviously most liberals, being thoughtful, intelligent, etc., will change their minds about out-ofcontrol government spending won’t they? Nah, I would have a better chance of climbing Mt. Everest wearing nothing more than speedos and flipflops than I would have getting most liberals to actually base their economic beliefs on the reality. I am also reasonably certain that liberals cannot get a waiver to create an alternate reality either. Someone once said that politics is merely an excuse to justify hatreds. Though that might apply to some on the right, it much better describes liberals. Just mention George Bush,

Dick Cheney, or the “rich” and see what kind of reaction you get from a liberal. Ask one to provide recommendations to solve the deficit monstrosity and almost always the conversation goes back to Bush et al. And of course there is the ever eternal class warfare card. The “rich” need to pay their fair share they say. As if these self-appointed pests have the right to arbitrarily and capriciously determine what someone else should have. Last week one of the usual nags pointed out that the top 400 people had average incomes of $170 million apiece. But the government is borrowing almost $200 million an hour. If we took all of incomes of those 400, the impact on what government is currently borrowing equates to about 15 days. That is all. The rich, even if we took all of their wealth, don’t have enough to fix this. There has been some talk however, even on the left, about a balanced budget amendment. As if it’s needed. We don’t need a balanced budget amendment. Politicians have the means to make the budget balance. However, we need representatives and senators in Washington with the backbone to do just that. As the famous American philosopher, Larry the Cable Guy says, Git-er-done. Instead of the insane baseline budgeting system government currently uses, Congress and President could just decide that no budget that Congress passes shall be larger than total government revenues from the year before or from the most recent year we have good data. That is what

Letter about joint meeting... To the Editor, Concerning last week’s Olmsted County Journal article “City, county leaders emphasize cooperation,” I have some questions for the City of Rochester and Olmsted county. Why was a meeting concerning our city and county held in a different city in a different county? The meeting was sponsored by the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce. Shouldn’t these meetings be held

in Rochester and Olmsted County to support our own businesses, not in other cities in other counties? From the article, it was written a priority of Hanson’s was making Rochester a welcoming community as a way to grow business. Retelling Mayor Brede’s story of a woman who wrote with her positive experience in Rochester as a patient at the Mayo Clinic, Hanson drove home the point that if people enjoy their time in Rochester, they are more likely to come back as visi-

tors or possibly locate their business in Rochester. Do Hanson and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce enjoy their time in Rochester or did they enjoy spending their time at Treasure Island and taking a cruise on the Mississippi? Should we thank Red Wing and Goodhue County for providing the place and time to discuss the things that are important to our city and county? If the example set by our Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is any indication, visitors in our

future government budgets should be based on anyway. At both federal and state levels. If the revenues go up for a year, then the next years government budget could be increased accordingly. But the country has a baseline budgeting system that only government and politicians have been able to get away with. Towit, government budgets are automatically increased every year. If, for example, the federal budget is $3 trillion one year, it will be raised for the next year by a certain percentage based on inflation plus a bunch of Washington logic called gobbledygook. Let us assume, using “politician and government logic” that Washington decides that following years budget will be $3.25 trillion. According to the accounting principles you and I use, that would be an increase of $250 billion. But in Washington, it doesn’t work that way. The $3.25 billion is now the new government baseline. What’s even worse is that if a certain political party makes a fuss about the new baseline and insists that it be $50 billion less, the other party (think Democrat) will scream bloody murder about budget cuts. Even though the budget has increased by $200 billion. Allows politicians to use a cudgel over their opponents for nonexistent cuts. And Americans put up with this? We need to throw every single politician out of office who supports current Washington accounting “principles”. Concerned yet? It gets worse. In very round numbers, Obama’s first

stimulus package was $850 billion. That of course was a one time deal that has no effect on the size of the federal budget in the following years. Isn’t that so? Wrong, wrong, wrong. That $850 billion has now become part of the new baseline. So in essence Washington is giving us a new stimulus of $850 billion every year. Forever. Because it’s now part of the baseline. Now are you just a little annoyed? Well, shoot, don’t get too excited about this little old $850 billion in new annual spending. There was also the $600 billion quantitative easement number two (fancy economic term meaning government is printing more money) and of course many loony tune lefties are caterwauling for more. Start here first. Let’s get rid of baseline budgeting and use accounting principles businesses and you and I use. Along with that, start next year’s budget based on the 2008 federal budget that did not include all of these crazy additions to the baseline. Is there any hope for us? I’m not sure. My generation is counting on the can’t be kept promises our parents and grandparents made, and is living on the backs of our children, grandchildren, and beyond. And if, as one cynic views it, about half of America works and the other half votes for a living, we are in even worse trouble than we imagined.

area should consider Red Wing or Goodhue County to locate their business. A bad example was set by our city council, county board, and the

Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce by taking their business out of our city and to another county. Lane Hermanson Rochester, MN

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C ommentary One Moment Please... Buying decisions By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Olmsted County Journal Cell phone: 507-251-5297 As rumors recently circulated throughout Rochester that a locally-owned restaurant was closing its doors after decades of serving the community, I couldn’t help Jason Sethre but wonder how many local resi-

dents don’t stop to think about the impact of their buying decisions. When local people spend money at Best Buy or Target, yes they do employee local people, but all of the profits land in the Twin Cities. Money spent at Walmart and Sam’s Club flees Minnesota to the corporate headquarters in Arkansas. At the end of the day, most of your big box stores send profits elsewhere. Looking at the big picture, very little stays here. When you spend money at a locally-owned appliance store, pharmacy, hardware store, restaurant, furniture store – and the list goes on – all of

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far in advance. Rochester has just lost another locally-owned restaurant. There were people employed at that restaurant who have car payments, rent, house payments, utilities, and children to feed. Money that was spent outside of the community could have kept that

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Small changes in Dover-Eyota By Tracy Ebmeyer Dover-Eyota choir teacher Reida Forsman turned in her resignation due to a family move to Kansas this summer. Mrs. Forsman was choir director of Dover-Eyota for eleven years and school officials noted this is a big loss for the school district. There is good news however, as they have found a possible candidate to fill the position according to Elementary Principal Todd Rowekamp. The new candidate, Teresa Brolin is a 2008 St. Olaf graduate and has served several long term substitute positions throughout the state

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Stewartville adjusts budget in response to state aid reduction By Kevin Blanchard The Stewartville City Council voted to reduce their 2011 budget by $192,000 and a $90,000 reduction in designated reserve funds at their meeting Tuesday night, August 9. “We have been notified by the State of Minnesota that our local government aid (LGA) has been reduced by $192,130 for the 2011 budget,” Barb Neu-

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Vaulted ceilings, spacious bedrooms, hickory cabinets, and large family room. Over 1200 sq ft heated 4 car garage! Great location at the end of a cul-de-sac. Jerry Enright 507-250-6312


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People’s Cooperative Services Awards Scholarships to local high school students People’s Cooperative Services (PCS) recently awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 46 local high school students who are also members of the cooperative. Scholarship recipients, in 20 school districts within the cooperative’s service territory, are chosen by their high school to receive PCS’s scholarships. Since 1997 the cooperative has given $262,840 to area high school graduates. People’s Cooperative Services is a locally owned electric cooperative. The scholarships are funded from unclaimed Capital Credits. Capital Credits represent the return, or retirement, of margins (what would be called profit in


other forms of business) to the cooperative’s member-owners. PCS is in its 44th year of retiring Capital Credits to cooperative members. The 2010 Capital Credit disbursement was $744,000 bringing the cumulative total to over $18,392,000 million. Occasionally, there are former members of the cooperative for whom the cooperative lacks a current address. Since Capital Credits cannot be returned to these members, the funds are treated as unclaimed property in accordance with state law. As such, the unclaimed Capital Credits must either be forfeited to the state or may be directed for use in some type of charitable purpose. The PCS Board

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of Directors has determined that the money will be donated for use as local high scholarships within the communities from which it was generated. The amount of unclaimed capital credits issued to each school is determined by the number of PCS members residing in the school’s district. 2011 recipients Byron High School: Alyssa Daley, Caitlin Fujan, Elise Guenther, Brandon Novey Century High School: Andrielle Cowl, Julianne Klampe, Jilian Koski Chatfield High School: Brooke Benike, Ashley Ferguson, Madison Hadoff, Joann Nisbit Dover-Eyota High School: Gretchen Huber, Kelsey LeFebre, Haylee Schultz, Zachary Zaborowski Grand Meadow High School: Kyle Freese Hayfield High School:Ryan Connelly, Jacobi Leckness, Micah Thorson John Marshall High School: Madeline Baartman Kasson- Mantorville High School: Karlyn Leth, Nicolette Lippert, Larissa Ostfeld Lake City High School: Emily Spano Lourdes High School: Jacob Lacey, Jenelle Vondrashek Mayo High School: Alexandra Smith Pine Island High School: Josh Hel-

land, Kristyn Jaeger, Tyler Senjem Plainview Elgin Millville High School: Ciara McCarty, Robert Sexton, Brittany Timm, Colton Wolf Schaeffer Academy: Neil Postier St. Charles High School: Katie Dunlay, Alyssa Goedeker, Michelle Henry Stewartville High School: Rachel Beaver, Alex Hain Triton High School: Leah Etchason Victory Christian Academy: Peter Gallion Wabasha-Kellogg High School: Blake Meyer Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School:

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Gatzke graduated from Winona State in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications-Advertising. While at Winona State she had the opportunity to work with Best Buy Corporate on developing marketing campaigns for the company’s @15 Program using a variety of media, including social media. This is where she became interested in what social media could do to help enhance online marketing efforts.




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While at SMG, she has also become aware of the growing need for social media assistance across the region. She will be the go-to gal for the overall guidance of the different social media outlets like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, etc., setting up the accounts, providing training on how to use social media and the ongoing implementation of social media marketing plans. Michelle Haugerud, the general manager of SMG Web Design, is very thrilled to add this position to the team. “Gabby will be great at guiding clients as to which social media outlet is best for their needs.” Haugerud said. “We can’t wait to dive in to the social media world!”


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Thanks to all who have made this a successful event for the past 3 years. To date we have donated $22,837.95 to the Eagle’s Cancer Telethon for the fight against Cancer.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS THURSDAY, August 18 American Chronic Pain Association support group, Rochester Public Library 3-5 pm. For information call 288-9102. Rochester Huff and Puff Club (group for people with breathing problems), 1:303:30pm, Masonic Lodge, 2nd St. SW. For more info call Ed, 507-289-0034. Foot Care Clinic, 9-11:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. Appointments required. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. (1st, 2nd, 3rd Thurs) FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 Living well with Chronic Conditions program, 9am-11am, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Kasson. Program free for seniors age 60+. (May 20-June 24). * Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Free Acoustic Jam-Bluegrass and Country 6-10pm, Peace United Church of Christ, 14th St. Ne & 2nd Ave NE, Rochester. For more info, contact Pat Lahey, 507-282-5507.*

Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 7pm, Autumn Ridge. * SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 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. * Flower Essences: An Holistic Perspective at Crossings in Zumbrota. 10 am to 4 pm. Oasis Church Super Market Saturday with Channel One Food Shelf. Food dsitributed from 10 am to noon. 1815 38th St. NW Rochester. SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Hope Summit Christian Church. *

Old-Time Gospel and Bluegrass Sunday. 9:30 am to 12pm. Soldier’s Field behind the YMCA, 709 1st Ave SW, Rochester. MONDAY, AUGUST 22 Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Libary Apps for your SmartphoneRochester Public Library, meeting room B 6 pm. DBSA Depression Bipolar Support Alliance,7-8:30pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 3rd Ave SE, room L-5. For people who live with depression or bipolar, whether they have the condition or care about someone who does.* ACS & Elder Network Care Conversations, 7pm, Hope Lodge. 411 2nd St. NW, Rochester. For those caring for family members with cancer. 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, Rochester. Call 507-289-1795 for info. * TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 Organ Recital, 12:15 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 222 6th Avenue SW, Rochester. Performance by Rev. Matt Lehman.* Intro to digital music- Rochester Public Library, meeting room B. Register online Silver Treads Square Dance Club, 1-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Contact Charles Bysheim at 2814455 or Pam Styder at 281-2547 for more info. * Free Car Seat Inspection 4-6 pm at Rochester Fire Station #4 located at 1875 41st St. NW. To schedule appointment call Todd 255-5066 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 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.*

Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Free Acoustic Jam-Bluegrass and Country, 7pm-9pm, Meadow Lake Senior care Community Room, 45th Ave SW & 2nd St. SW, Rochester. For more info, contact Pat Lahey, 507-282-5507.*

The Calendar of Events is yours to use FREE for churches, civic organizations and clubs. Mail, fax, or e-mail your event by Wednesday for the next week’s paper. Olmsted County Journal, 515 Rocky Creek Drive NE, Rochester, MN 55906 Fax: 507-288-5201 E-mail to:

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




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

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


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: Lic#000149510


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


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


ON A BUDGET??? • Gutters • Painting • Lawncare • Landscaping • Junk Removal • Dirt/Rock/Sand Hauling • Retaining Walls • Fencing • Property Cleanouts YOU NAME IT...WE DO IT!!! 12 Years Experience • FREE Estimates • Fully Insured • References TPR Services Unlimited LLC CN# 31429776 507-696-7524(Tim) the 13wks-10/12

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


GREG’S LAWN CARE & SNOWPLOWING RESiDENTiAl & COmmERCiAl FALL CLeAn-Up • Mowing • Trimming • Core Aeration • Dethatching • Edging • Gutter Cleaning • Bush & Tree Trimming • Fertilizing • Weed Control • Pressure Washing lANDSCAPiNG • Retaining Walls • Block • Rock • Mulch • Seeding • Sodding • BOBCAT WORK WE Will DO iT All • 25 years experience • Licensed/Fully Insured • Dependable • Trustworthy • Owner Operated FREE ESTIMATES 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


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 MNLA Certified, AS Landscape Horticulture, Insured


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)


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


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


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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

THE HOUSE PAINTERS INT./EXT. • Log, Cedar & Deck Restoration • Siding of All Types • Wall & Ceiling Repairs • Pressure Washing • Taping & Texturing • Wallpaper Removal • Woodwork Refinishing • Epoxy Floor Finishes • Concrete Staining & Sealing • Basement Waterproofing Sikkens & Cabinet Wood Finishes • Insured • Free Estimates 507-271-1722


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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 Boatright


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 We Accept Credit Cards 10 Year Advertiser in this publication


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


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




FRIENDLY JIM’S PAINTING and OUTDOOR SERVICES So much word-of-mouth we almost didn’t advertise this year! Experienced Interior/Exterior Painting * Wholehouse Repaints * Deck Repair and Staining * Mowing, Raking, Yard Clean-up * Landscaping * Shrub Trimming * Small Tree Removal * Junk Hauling * Grunt work * Odd Jobs of All Kinds! Call Jim at 252-8561 Friendly Jim’s: Serving Southeastern Minnesota Since 2000 7wk-8/17-0

JOHN AUSTIN PAINTINg Quality Interior/Exterior Special 3 Rooms for $275 (Paint not Included) 24 Years Experience • References • Insured • Free Estimates 507-269-0166 • 507-292-6361


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


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



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 • Hwy 52 North, Rochester, MN 55903 Lic.#0008077


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


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



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

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



DO IT YOURSELF LANDSCAPE DESIgN Your full-service landscape contractor. Specializing in landscape plans easily implemented by you, the home-owner. Offering all landscape services; including detailed landscape designs, free plant pickup and delivery, landscape installation, and lawn and landscape maintenance. You Can Do It, With A Little Help Serving Rochester & surrounding areas. 10+ years experience. Insured. Call or email today: (507)367-2780



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

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





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


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


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


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 JOHN MIx & SON SIDINg & WINDOWS • Siding • Windows • Doors • Interior Remodeling • Decks • Fences • Much More 33 Years in Business Licensed • Insured • Free Estimates 507-286-9059 or 507-261-0163 Li#20454168


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

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


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



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Stewartville: 3BD/2BA. 2-stall garage. New appliances, flooring, shingles, updated kitchen. Corner lot with storage shed. $169,500. (507)951-5741 e17,24,31- o

Duplex House (3 units). main & 2nd floors have 3BD, 2BA, eat-in kitchen, family room. 3rd unit has 2BD, 1BA, eatin kitchen, all laundry access. $145,000. Call 507-358-8248. tfn

FSBO: 4BD, 2BA, side split entry, 3 acres, (2) 2 ½ car garages, 5 miles west of Rochester on blacktop. $279,900. 507775-2315 e8/10-8/31

Get your free list of short sales, REO and Foreclosed homes tody. Contact Zach Thaler, Coldwell Banker Burnet. (507) 252-6778. or email zach@cbburnet. com. e8/3-9/21- o

FSBO: NW 5BD, 3BA, split entry home on 2 ½ acres. Fireplace, new shingles, vinyl siding, 4 car garage, close to Rochester. Reduced to $279,900. 507288-7327.tfn

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

Kasson: Great Senior Community! Clean 1BD, elevator, community room, on-site laundry, off street parking, many units recently updated. $571. income based. Equal Opportunity Housing. (62+ , Handicapped/Disabled) 507-634-4188 507-271-7747.4/27

Nice 3 acre walkout, wooded lot. Located in a rural Lake City subdivision w/water. $65,000. Call 507-286-7458.tfn Relocating! Large 2BD condo located in Mantorville. 1 level quiet senior (50+) bldg. $59,900. 507-259-5028. 5/11-8/17

At Sales Center • 2000 Schult 16x80 3 BR, 2 BA, C/A, Vinyl Siding, Shingled Roof - $38,900 • 1997 Century 16x80 3 BR, 2 BA, Vinyl Siding, Shingled Roof - $26,900

• 2000 Fairmont 16x80 3BR, 2BA, Vinyl Siding, Shingled Roof - $36,900

Willow Ridge

• 588 Circle Court SW 1991 Artcraft 28x44, 3BR, 2BA, DW, W/D, C/A, Stove, Refrig - $43,900 • 3724 Willow Ridge Dr. SW 1996 Friendship Classic 28x52 ICE ED 3BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig., R P UC W/D, DW & Fireplace D RE MUST SELL $27,000!!! • 3630 Willow Ridge Dr. SW 1987 North American 14x70, 2BR, 1BA, A/C, Stove, Refrig., Microwave, DW, W/D, Deck & Shed - $17,000 • 571 36th St. SW 1996 Schult Royal 16x80, 3 BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, Softner, W/D, A/C, Vinyl Siding, Shingled w/ Shed - $25,000

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

St. Charles

• 2006 16x80 Skyline 3BR, 2BA, C/A, W/D, READy To MoVE IN! - $47,900

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

NOTICES Pelvic/Transvaginal Mesh? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and the present time? If the patch required removal due to complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727 n17- x

Rambler house for sale; 4BD, 2 full baths, large kitchen w/eat-in area, living & family rooms, fenced yard, large deck, newer appliances, $142,000. Call 507358-8248.tfn

Farm Land OFFered - SeaLed BidS

  Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM on August 22nd, 2011 at RE/MAX Select Properties, 25 W Center St, PO Box 425, Harmony MN 55939.   The property to be sold: is 94 acres +/-, containing 82.64 tillable, in Section 21 of Harmony Township, owner Karla Franzen, f/k/a: Karla Wangen Bids will be opened privately by seller and broker. The top three bidders will be notified and must be reachable by phone on August 22nd. The top three bidders will be required to meet Tuesday, August 23rd at 10 am at the RE/MAX office in Harmony, for a bid off. Each bidder will be able to raise their bids until a highest and best offer is reached. The successful bidder will be required to immediately enter into a purchase agreement providing earnest money in the amount of ten percent (10%) down and the balance payable upon closing, on or before November 1st, 2011. Possession will be given upon the date of closing and subject to the rights of the current operator for the 2011 crop year.   Details and property information packets: may be obtained by contacting RE/MAX Select Properties office in Harmony. All bids must be: in writing, signed by person making the offer, include a return address, best reachable telephone number, and letter of financial approval supporting your offer.   Submit bids to: RE/MAX Select Properties, Roxanne Johnson Broker 25 W Center St, PO Box 425, Harmony MN 55939 PH: 507-886-4221 Bids must be received by 4 PM on Monday, August 22, 2011 Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any and all technicalities in the bidding process. Announcements on the day of the bid opening shall take precedence over previous announcements. Buyers must make their own inspection of the property. Each office is independently owned & operated.

118.6 Acres crop LAnd offered seALed Bids   Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM on September 12, 2011, at RE/MAX Select Properties, 25 W Center St, PO Box 425, Harmony MN 55939. The property to be sold: is located on 231st Ave, Preston MN Section 7, Bristol Township. Parcel A: 75 acres - 71.57 tillable, buildings are not included Parcel B: 43.6 acres- 41.12 tillable, includes barn Parcel C: 118.6 Acres total is a combination thereof Bids will be opened privately by seller and broker. The top three bidders will be notified and must be reachable by phone on September 12th. The top three bidders will be required to meet Tuesday, September 13th at 10 am at the RE/MAX office in Harmony for a bid off. Each bidder will be able to raise their bids until a highest and best offer is reached. The successful bidder will be required to immediately enter into a purchase agreement providing earnest money in the amount of ten percent (10%) down and the balance payable upon closing, on or before December 30th, 2011. Possession will be given upon the date of closing Details and property information packets: may be obtained by contacting RE/MAX Select Properties office in Harmony. All bids must be: in writing, signed by person making the offer, include a return address, best reachable telephone number, and letter of financial approval supporting your offer. Submit bids to: RE/MAX Select Properties, Roxanne Johnson, Broker 25 W Center St, PO Box 425, Harmony MN 55939 PH: 507-886-4221 Bids must be received by 4 PM on Monday, September 12, 2011 Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any and all technicalities in the bidding process. Announcements on the day of the bid opening shall take precedence over previous announcements. Buyers must make their own inspection of the property.


Darrel & Karen Benson Flattum

will be celebrating their

50th Wedding Anniversary with an open house on

Saturday, August 27th, 2011 • 2-5pm at the Lanesboro Community Center Downstairs Community Room Hosted by their 4 children & their families


Happy 103rd Birthday Elsie Harland August 20


Send Elsie cards at: 24 NW 8th St. Rochester, MN 55901

For sale: Beautiful well-kept 1995 Liberty 3 bedroom/2 bath manufactured home at Rocky Creek EstatesLot 59 Rochester. This is a very clean home with large bedrooms and a beautiful master bedroom with bathroom. Stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, and dishwasher are included. There is also an 8x10 shed. Asking price is $25,900. Lot rent at Rocky Creek is $285/month and includes garbage, sewer and water and a seasonal swimming pool. Financing available with good credit and 20 % down. Please call Diane at 202-1381 or 288-8151 for more information and/or to view this home. This won’t last long! e17- o

One bedroom upstairs apartment. Cable, heat and water paid. Close to downtown Rochester. 507-280-8444. r10,17- x Apartment for Rent: 2 bedroom lower level tri-plex. Washer/dryer, utilities inclided. Close to college and OMC. Walk to skyway. $700. Chuck 507-2543904. r17,24,31,7- o


Trout stream, hunting woods, tillable w/building site. 278, 160, 92, 85, 6 acres. WisconsinMinnesotaRealEstate. com 507-724-8687 e17- o

Now hiring: Companies desperatley need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info 1-985-646-1700 Dept. MN-485 h3,10,17- o


Bring a smile to the Elderly! Help brighten the lives of elderly in our community. Provide non-medical companionship and home care services to help seniors remain at home for as long as possible. A variety of day, evening & weekend shifts available. Flexible schedules. Training provided. Apply online, or call M-F. 8am-4pm. 507-399-0079. TFNwk3- x

Help Wanted- Hot Dog Cart attendant. Every Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri. 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Stop at Rochester Produce for an application- 2112 2nd St. SW Rochester. h17- o Three temporary seasonal positions available. Outdoor laborer. M-F 7:30-3:30 $10/hour. August 29 through November. Call 282-5841, ask for Karen. h17,24- x Local electrical contractor seeking applications for journeymen wiremen. Must have skills needed to work alone in small-to-med sized job or service truck environment. Please send resume to Woodward Electric, Pine Island, MN. h17,24- x

AssistAnt MAnAger of sAles-rochester

Home Federal Savings Bank is looking for a career minded individual with a passion for improving clients’ financial lives. Qualified candidate will use impeccable service skills to fit financial solutions to clients’ goals. Other duties required to fully realize clients’ needs such as general transactions and account servicing. Selected individual will enjoy a competitive salary and generous incentive package with benefits in an exciting team environment. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Home Federal Savings Bank

1016 Civic Center Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901 EOE

Applications are now being accepted for a full time Conservation Planning Specialist for Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District funded for two years. Requires a minimum of an Associates Degree (AA/AS) or equivalent from an accredited school in agriculture, natural resources management, environmental studies, or related discipline ; one year of experience in the ag or conservation field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The position includes a variety of technical duties to support the activities of the SWCD, with an emphasis on development of conservation plans, conservation practice design/ survey/checkout, and outreach and education to ag producers. Salary starts at $16.72/hour, depending on experience and qualifications. Send application, resume and cover letter to the FIllmore SWCD. Applications and job descriptions are available from the Fillmore SWCD, 900 Washington St. NW, Box A, Preston, MN 55965, or by phone at 507765-3878, ext. 3, or at Applications accepted until 4 pm on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Fillmore SWCD is an equal opportunity employer. h17,24- o Drivers: $2,500 sign-on bonus . $700 a week guarantee. Home 3-4 wkends/ mo. $.36 cpm, health benefits, regioanl positions. Midwest runs. Only 5 positions available. Jamie/Eric 800-593-6433 h17- x


Tilson’s Automotive Service Center is looking for a Full-Time ASE Certified Technician.

Excellent Pay • No Weekends • No Holidays Call Travis 507-282-4924

or apply in person 843 3rd Ave SE, Rochester


SaleS RepReSentative

Byron, Oronoco & Pine Island Join a sales team serving Olmsted County

This is a permanent, part-time position working a few hours a week calling on new and existing clients in the Byron, Oronoco and Pine Island, Minnesota, area. Attractive potential commission. Must be able to work well with the public, represent the Journal to potential clients and meet deadlines. Familiarity with Byron, Oronoco and Pine Island, Minnesota, business community helpful. This position is ideal for someone who wants flexibility along with great income potential. Please mail your resume to: Olmsted County Journal, P.O. Box 6697, Rochester, MN 55903 or email your resume to For more information, call 507-288-5201.

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Pet pygmy goats, very friendly. 2000 Honda CBR 600 F4; black/ 507-268-4370 p17- o orange, new tires, chain, very well maintained, includes, helmet, jacket, gloves, $15, 700 miles. Must See! $3900/obo. 507-271-7836. 27tfn

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

1999 Casita Travel Trailer. 17’, Interior height 6’3”, AC, Furnace, large fridge,

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


ANTIQUES WANTED:Post cards (written on OK), books, magazines, anything paper, military, marbles, radios, coins, hunting and fishing items, railroad, outboard motors, toys, guns, knives crocks, signs, pedal cars and tractors, pocket watches, jewelry, musical instruments, car parts, weather vanes, cameras, photographs, old tools, clothing, salt and pepper shakers and dishes. Countryside Antiques- 1 piece or complete estates, 41 years buying. 507-402-0880 w17,24,31,7,14,21- x PAying up to $175 for your junk cars, trucks, etc. Call Bill at 612-756-4547 or 507-383-1168. w10,17,24- x We pay $200 and UP for junk cars, trucks, and more. Free Tow away - call Oronoco Auto Salvage at 507-3674315. w20tfn- o WANTED TO BUY – non running: snowblowers, garden tractors, snowmobiles, tillers, golf carts, motorcycles, 4 wheelers, ATV’s, jet skis, parts & old metal signs. 507-440-0160. w27,3,10,17,24,31- x WAnted: Used or non-running vehicles, fair prices, cash pay outs. 507-2692092. w 7/27-9/14.


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.

Your Satisfaction Guaranteed. We Promise: To give you a greener, thicker lawn.

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

Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Kitchen Aid appliances and LG TV’s. Root River Appliances, Preston. 507765-4780. a6/15tfn- o

Rare bike: 1998 Honda Pacific Coast, 37,645 miles. New back tire. Fresh oil and grease. $2,995/obo. John. 507-2262607. rv86/8tfn- x


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

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. Mismatched mattresses, sets all sizes while quantity lasts. Lane, Flexsteel, Ashley, Simmons, and England. Over 250 items in the “Clearance Center.” Morris Furniture, Albert Lea, MN. 507-373-6434 www. s10,17,24,31,2,9- x

MISC. FOR SALE Treadmill, ProForm J4, hardly used, like new works great. $250, Kasson. Suitcase- Oleg Cassini- brand new 25 in. upright $20. Rocker recliner, works great $15. 507-269-5087. s17- x Roland EP760 digital piano; standing carrying case with wheels. Paid $950. will sell for $325. 507-289-3069. s27tfn






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

1999 Olds Intrigue, 4dr, white, tranny slips. $650 507-273-7960. c7/27tfn- x 1996 MItsubishi Eclipse, 116,000 miles, manual transmission, AC, $2,900/ obo. 507-271-7836. 7/4tfn- x 1997 Ford Escort. 208,000 miles. Has a set of four snow tires on rims that come with the car. Asking $1,500/obo. Call 507-459-5040 after 5pm. a18tfn- x

AUTO PARTS 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

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

‘93 Chevy Pickup - 4x4, Reg. Cab, 5 Spd! .....$1,995 ‘93 Ranger - 4x4, Auto, 110K, w/Topper! ....... $2,995 ‘94 Chevy Pickup - 4x4, Reg. Cab, w/Topper! ...$2,495 ‘94 Grand Am - 107K, 2 Dr, 4 Cyl, Auto! .........$1,800 ‘95 Accord - 120K, 4 Dr, Auto ..........................$3,495 ‘96 Chevy Pickup - Ext. Cab, 4x4, 146K! .......... $2,995 ‘96 Grand Am GT - 4 Dr, Auto, Loaded! ..........$1,800 ‘97 Catera - 4 Dr, 110K!, Sunroof! .................... $2,995 ‘97 Explorer - 131K, 4x4, 4 Dr, Leather! ........... $2,995 ‘98 Ranger - Ext. Cab, 5 Spd, 4x4!..................$2,500

Lawn Fertilization and Weed Control

2006 Honda Reflex Blue Scooter; 249cc, plenty of speed & power for the highway, 1660 miles, like new! $3,300. Call 507-358-8148.tfn

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

2000 Chev 2500 4x4 H.D.-65 8ft. Box trailer pkg, ext. cab, 4 dr. 6.0 engine, 130,000 mi, electronic brake control, ton, cover, chrome grill guard, chrome steps, tinted windows, window visors, CB radio No Rust, no smoke, looks and runs great, consider trade, $9,500. 507-545-2463 tfn

507-765-2580 • Preston, MN

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


2006 Deck slider; Fits and 8’ft. box. Excellent condition, used less than 5000 miles. $495./New asking/$250. 507-2544911. p4/27tfn


two awnings, lots of storage space, 14” tire. $8900. Firm. Call 507-208-4178. rv27,3,10,17- x

Mobile Home- double wide Hart 2011 28x54. 3 BR 2 BA excellent condition. Skylights, vaulted ceilings, kitchen island, CA, Kasson. $52,900. 507-2695087 m17- x

1994 ¾ ton Chevy; Reg. cab, 5spd., new tires. 92K, 1.5 inch suspension lift, dual exhaust. $5,200./obo. Call Luke p


‘99 Blazer - 2 Dr, 4x4, CD, Loaded!................ $2,995 ‘99 Deville - 32K, Leather, Loaded!.................$4,495 ‘99 Cougar - Black, 2 Dr, 150K! .......................$3,495 ‘00 Bonneville - 4 Dr, Loaded!......................... $3,995 ‘00 Expedition - 3rd Row Seat, Leather! ......... $2,995 ‘00 Alero - Black, 4 Dr, 148K! .......................... $3,995 ‘01 PT Cruiser - 4 Dr, Black, w/GPS! ................ $3,995 ‘04 Trailblazer - 4x4, Fully Loaded, Only 108K!.... $8,995 ‘04 Aveo - 4 Dr, 94K, 5 Spd ............................$4,995 ‘05 E350 Cube Van - Roll Up Back Door, 102K! ...$7,495

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

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. 507-2898175. s27tfn 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 Lionel Train Collection 1950’s, O-gauge, 2 locomotives, 10 cars, KW190 transformer, switches & track. Package deal $2500. value Asking $1000. 507-529-1457. tfn Roland EP760 digital piano; Standing carrying case with wheels. $950./paid, sell for $325. 507-289-3069.tfn Tired of high heat bills? Switch to a wood or corn fired outdoor furnace and heat you home for free. Central Boiler and Maxim outdoor furnaces are clean, efficient, and renewable. Call Theobald Heating Solutions at 507-533-4523. s27,3,10,17- x Pianos, digital pianos, church organs- new, used, sales and service- Call Dewey Kruger Music, Northwood Iowa, 641-324-1300, 800-933-5830 s10,17,24- x

SPORTING GOODS Mel’s Golf Carts- NEW! Yamaha gas golf carts! (new cartswill have a price increase) Also, other new models and over 50 used carts. Will take trades. Finance available for qualified buyers. Stop and shop at 132 Garfield Ave., Albert Lea, MN Call 507-438-2705 sg3,10,17- o Ithaca side by side 12ga. Bird gun; black chrome, silver and walnut. Modified and full $700. 507-254-1463.g sg27tfn

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

GARAGE SALES Multi-family downsizing sale: 1058 Double Eagle Ave SE by Eastwood Golf Course. August 18 and 19 8am to 6pm. August 20 8am to 3 pm. Baby equipment, radial arm saw, rotisserie oven, vacuums, Oreck carpet cleaner, small appliances, brass floor lamp, furniture, books, wine rack, baby-adult clothes, kitchen items, shelving, more. g17- x Garage Sale: August 18-19 8 am to 4pm. Pots, vases, tiller, sprayer, lots of misc. More added second day. No clothing. 332 23rd St. NE via East River Rd. g17- x

SERVICES Attention: Furniture MOVED, JUNK/BRUSH HAULED … Gutters/ Windows cleaning, pruning, weed-wacking, painting, weeding, tree cutting, raking, mowing and edging. Free estimates. Dependable, Quality workmanship. Douglas. 507-282-3011. v4/27-12/28 Mark’s Painting, all siding washes. House, barn, steel roof, window, siding, foundation repairs. 30 years experience. Insured. 507-459-0590. v6/29-9/15- x

FARM TRACTORS: IH 706 Cab Gas Sharp $9,000.00. IH 574 w/Loader -Sharp $9,000.00. Massey Ferguson 30 w/loader $7,500.00. Ford 4000 Gas $7,000.00 JD 2940 w/ Loader $12,000.00. MOWERS: John Deere 285 $1,500.00. 425 $3,750.00. Woods 3pt blade 84” $450.00. Call for Appt. & Info. JEFF NIELSEN SALES Eberhardt Str., Albert Lea, MN. BuySell-Trade Home: 507-377-1137, Cell: 507-383-7012, Website: jeffnielsensales. com Email: f3,10,17- o SKIDLOADERS: New Holland L465 $10,000.00. Gehl: 5625 $10,500.00. Bobcat: 743B $9,000.00. 632 $5,000.00. 542B $7,500.00. T-200 $18000 Case: 85XT $16,500.00. 1825 $6,850.00. JD 260 3pt Finish Mower 5’ $450.00. Call for Appt. & Info. JEFF NIELSEN SALES Eberhardt Str., Albert Lea, MN. Buy-Sell-Trade Home: 507-377-1137, Cell: 507-383-7012, Website: Email: f3,10,17 o

Starting Colts, Training, Showing, Lessons, Sales, Farrier work. John Elliot PoEllingEr

608-738-8384 or 507-280-8282 AQHA, Big, Pretty Zippos Mr. Goodbar. Bay Pleasure Gelding, Has Been Shown, Super Use & Family Horse AQHA, Beautiful Bay Gelding, Trained English & Western, Great All Around Horse

507-923-6474 or 507-280-8282


indoor & outdoor arena, Lounges, round Pens, new roping arena, Stalls, Pasture, Turnouts. also Horses For Sale

Crawford Ranch

507-923-6474 or 507-280-8282

Moving sale: 1680 Eastwood Rd. SE Suite 202. Saturdays August 13 and 20 from 9am-2pm. g10,17- x


Furniture, complete housewares. Thursdays and weekends. Noon-6. Everything negotiable. 507-206-6308. 252 Forest Knoll Place SE, Rochester. g3,10,17,24- x

Lots to see at the Gold Rushes, but don’t miss a great shop- ANTIQUES ORONOCO has 2 bldgs of great furniture and unique, quality general line of antiques. Our annual Gold Rush sale is on with extended hours. Hwy 52, north end of Oronoco, take county rd. 12 EAST exit. Watch for lady in tub!! 367-2220. a17- o

Antique Show/Flea Market. Gold Rush, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester, MN. August 19, 20, 21. 11 bldgs. Open 8am-6pm. Call 269-1473 for more information. g3,10,17- x

BOATS & ACC. 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 1997 Lund boat & 30hp Evinrude Motor $1800./obo 507-288-6250.tfn 2002 Ski-doo jet ski; 3 seater, reverse trailer, very good condition, stored inside. $3700. 507-884-9401.tfn

THANK YOU Thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate out 50th anniversary, and to those who called or sent beautiful cards and gifts. Also those friends who served the lunch, so that we could relax and enjoy visiting with so many peoplemany, many thanks! Last, but not least, a heartfelt thanks to our family- it was truly a memorable weekend! We are so blessed! God bless you all! Jerome and Sharyol O’Connor t17- o

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 Chair caning, rush and reed weaving. Call evenings. 507-285-9936. a20,27,3,10,17- x

Antiques OrOnOcO

YOu reAllY need tO stOp & see the selectiOn Of fine Antiques we cArrY. furniture, tOYs, Advertising, pOstcArds, dishes, bOOks And mOre. All AreAs Of Antiques. NOW BUYING: Advertising - most types of old advertising signs. Porcelain, painted or paper. On Hwy 52, Northwest side of Oronoco 507-367-2220 •

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

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“a day at the park” by emily Carson, age 9, stewartville, Mn

Meet Mike.

He’s a toothy, third grade boy who is affectionate and inquisitive. He can build Legos for hours, likes baseball and has a collection of over four hundred baseball cards. He can brief you with an astounding number of facts and details on his favorite players. Mike seems like any normal, healthy boy his age. Things change, though, when we look inside Mike’s classroom. He looks stressed. He’s doing math and just finished his second problem, whereas almost everyone else in class has finished the five problems assigned. His mind wanders. His eyes wander. He watches first and second graders playing outside. At home, it’s much the same. His homework will drag on for hours, even with his parents’ encouragement and help. “Why can’t he stay on task like his sister?” they ask themselves. His parents know he is bright; he’s almost a walking encyclopedia on baseball after all. Why can’t he use that intelligence on his math work? Does he have ADHD? Should they try medication? Over a third of America’s school age children have learning issues similar to Mike’s … and the problem is neither a lack of motivation nor improper instruction. Over 80% of all kids who struggle in school have a deficit in one or more cognitive skills. When one or more skills are low, all learning becomes harder. The schools are doing all they can, and tutoring simply cannot resolve a cognitive skills deficit. LearningRx in Rochester has helped many kids (and adults!) like Mike. Cognitive skills can be vastly improved and ‘hard-wired’ with specialized, research proven techniques and a skilled trainer. Kelly’s daughter, Ana, who was diagnosed with ADHD, turned her grades from C’s and D’s – and even an F, into A’s and B’s. Homework went from hours each night with mom to less than an hour working independently. A new teacher can’t magically fix a skills deficit. However, brain skills can be permanently improved in a matter of weeks. You and your child deserve to learn more; an inexpensive assessment and a truly caring consultation on what will improve your child’s ability to succeed are just a phone call away. To make this school year more enjoyable for you and your child, give LearningRx a call at 507-206-6757.



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I’d like to pay YOU up to $ 1800 for your old cooling and heating system! PLus save more! add utility rebates and tax credits for total savings of up to $2540*! • All we ask is that you don’t pay us for 6 months. • And please, don’t pay for a repair for 10 years. save big on energy biLLs guaranteed! Your old system “steals” energy dollars from you in pure waste each month. When you add in costly repairs (and always at the worst time!), it only makes sense to look at replacing your old system. We can both win! Get $1800 Cash Trade In on your old Heating and Cooling System! YOU get to upgrade to a brand new high-efficiency system with warranties-meaning NO repair costs for 10 years! I get old systems to help train my techs. Everybody wins! but Hurry! tHis offer wiLL end as soon as we trade in 20 systems! Please call Rebecca at Pine One Hour today at (507) 356-8341 to schedule your free, no-obligation Energy Analysis today! Evening and Weekend appointments available. We’ll show you how much you can save, plus give you free energy-saving tips. Even if you decide not to get a new system, we hope you’ll think well enough of us to call Pine One Hour in the future. No obligation. No Hassle. *Maximum rebate amounts apply to Premier Packages. Equipment qualifies for utility rebates and federal tax credits; individual eligibility may vary.

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