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Donner takes over Pauly Chiropractic

WILLMAR -- Pauly Chiropractic Center, 412 19th Ave. S.W., Willmar, is now under the ownership of Dr. Ben Donner. Pauly is retiring after 31 years of service.

"It went so fast," says Pauly. "I have been able to work with thousands of patients and help them heal naturally. It was a great run."

Donner worked with Pauly for the last three months, sharing their knowledge and techniques.

"I am very excited for the opportunity to continue to serve patients in this new location," said Donner. He uses a "whole person approach" when treating patients. This approach means looking for the underlying cause of the problem and not merely treating the symptom, and helping patients accelerate their journey to good health.

Jeanne Ashburn opens Edward Jones office

WILLMAR -- Jeanne Ashburn announces the recent opening of her Edward Jones office at 2211 First St. S., in the Bear Path Plaza in Willmar. Ashburn has been working with financial advisor Doug Kveene to serve investors throughout the Willmar area.

"I have really enjoyed working with Doug these past several months," said Ashburn. "I've had all the advantages of working with an experienced investment professional while getting to know local investors.''

Kveene said the goal when Ashburn joined his office was to help provide the level of service investors have come to expect from Edward Jones, while extending services to additional investors.

Ashburn and her assistant, Beth Franzen, will have a grand opening for the public from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the office.

Chavez orders takeover of Venezuelan

steel maker

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Hugo Chavez ordered the expropriation of Venezuela's largest privately owned steel producer Sunday, the latest in a series of takeovers that has raised concerns among business leaders.

The president said the seizure of Siderurgica del Turbio SA, or Sidetur, is part of his strategy to transform Venezuela into a socialist state.

"I'm announcing the expropriation of Sidetur," Chavez said during his weekly television and radio program, "Hello, President."

Chavez has expropriated dozens of privately owned companies since he took office in 1999.


Affiliated Community Medical Center in Willmar has received a three-year accreditation in mammography from the American College of Radiology. Mammography services at ACMC are part of Willmar Medical Services, a joint venture between Rice Memorial Hospital and ACMC. Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, aids in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which provides the practice with a comprehensive report for continuous practice improvement.

Business Award

Family Practice Medical Center and Connie Schmoll, executive director of Safe Avenues in Willmar, were honored recently during the annual employment recognition banquet held by the Willmar chapter of the Minnesota Federation of Business Women. Family Practice was acknowledged as the Business of the Year for its support and contribution to women in the work world. Schmoll was acknowledged as Business Woman of the Year for her service to Safe Avenues and the community.

Chamber Connection AM

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.


Friday -- Bremer Bank, 500 Willmar Ave. S.E.

12 -- Green Lake Lutheran Ministries, 9916 Lake Ave. S., Spicer.

19 -- Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, 331 Third St. S.W.

26 -- No Connection - Thanksgiving.


3 -- Kandiyohi Candle Co. & Kandi Works DAC, 517 Pacific Ave., Kandiyohi.

10 -- Christianson & Associates, 302 Fifth St. S.W.

17 -- Heritage Plaza, 310 First St. S.

No Connection over Christmas and New Year's Eve.


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