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• ,an.a00 00OlO Community Tri-County News • Kimball, MN ............ Flu shots for veterans The St. Cloud VA Medical Center and its Community Based Outpatient Clinics will offer H1N1 vaccine shots and seasonal flu shots at no charge to veterans who receive their health care through the VA. Both H1N1 shots and seasonal flu shots will be offered at the following locations, dates and times: St. Cloud VA Medical Center • Tuesday, Jan. 5 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. VA Auditorium (Building 8) • Wednesday, Jan. 6- 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.- VA Auditorium (Building 8) • Tuesday, Jan. 12 - 8 a.m. - Noon-VA Auditorium (Building 8) Alexandria Community Based Outpatient Clinic • Tuesday, Jan. 12 - 10 a.m.- Noon and 1-4 p.m. Montevideo Community Based Outpatient Clinic • Wednesday, Jan. 20 - 10 a.m.- Noon and 1 -3 p.m. Brainerd Community Based Outpatient Clinic • Thursday, Jan. 21 - 8 a.m. - Noon and 1 - 4 p.m. "Immunization against both types of influenza is very important," said Meri Hauge, Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive. "Each year, about 36,000 Americans die from seasonal flu-related causes and so far, 52 Minnesotans have died from H 1 N1 influenza complications. We want to protect our veterans, so we encourage them to take advantage of these clinics." Veterans who have questions about the H 1N 1 Flu Shot Clinics may call the VA&apos;s Flu Shot Information Line at (320) 255-6444. C_.ards of Thanks The Christmas season at Hill- top Care Center was blessed in many ways for our residents. At this time, we would like to thank everyone who helped to make this time special. Our thanks to all the people and organizations who came to visit and share with us their gifts of love, music and talents performed to put laughter in our hearts and smiles on our faces. To all the won- derful people who donated toward the resident Christmas wishes, thanks to your generosity, all of the residents had gifts to open on Christmas. To those who remem- bered the residents and staff with gifts of food, candy, fruit, cards, and flowers. To all the clergy and spiritual volunteers who gave their time to share with us religious services that meant so much at Christmas. To all our volunteers, hairdressers, our Santa and staff, who helped to make our Christ- mas very special. We want to express our appre- ciation and heartfelt thanks to all of you for your kindness. Best wishes to you through the new year. Residents and staff of Hilltop Care Center The "12 Days of Christmas," with ingenuity it was conceived, with craft it was carried out. Give some lonely seniors 12 gifts with a sly little poem on each gift, open one each day for the 12 days, always wondering what the gift was and who was the giver. The 12 days seems like a long time, finally you could open gift number 12; It was the Kimball Lions Club. Thank you for the gifts and 12 days of expectation! L.E. Hinz, Kimball Our heartfelt thanks go to all who sent cards, memorials, flow- ers/plants, and those who com- forted us with any other acts of kindness. Special thanks to Pastor Nerud for his meaningful service, to Ruth Fry and Laura Thurk for their beautiful music, and to all those who helped with the funeral set- up, clean-up, and luncheon at Concordia Church. Praise and thanks to the Kim- ball Legion Honor Guard for their military presence. Your kindness is deeply appre- ciated and will always be remem- bered. The families of Rollie Schmidt Don't dump snow on public roadways Mn/DOT offers tips to clear driveway entrances The Minnesota Department of as much snow as possible from the Transportation wants to remind local residents, including commer- cial snow removal operators, that it is against state law to deposit snow onto a public roadway. Minnesota state law and many local ordinances prohibit the plow- ing, blowing, shoveling or placing of snow from sidewalks, driveways and parking lots onto public road- ways. This includes ditches, road- sides and boulevards. Violations are misdemeanors and liability can extend to both the property owner and the person or company who placed the snow improperly. Depositing snow on a road can create a slippery area, frozen rut, or bump that could contribute to vehi- cle or pedestrian accidents. Other hazards created by the improper placement of snow on or near a public roadway include drainage problems, drifting, sight obstruc- tion and safe accessibility. Special attention should be made to keep crosswalks, intersections, entrances and exits clean and unobstructed. When a snowplow comes along after driveways are cleared, place end of the driveway downstream in the direction of traffic and clear an area upstream from the driveway to create an open "pocket." Much of the snow pushed by the plow truck will empty into this pocket and less will wind up in the driveway entrance. The pocket needs to be maintained to be effec- tive throughout the winter. Adiagramofthedrivewayclearing technique is available at <wwmdot. state.ran, us/workzone/driveways. html>. Mn/DOT officials caution any- one working close to a roadway to watch for oncoming traffic and warns drivers to be alert to people clearing snow. For more information on safe winter driving, go to <www.>. Mn/ DOT keeps people, businesses and the economy moving by operating and improving the state's transpor- tation systems. To learn more about what we're doing, go to <www.>. Real time traffic infor- mation is available at <www. 511ran. org>, or by dialing 5-1-1. Page 3 iHHIII i And the winner is: Son of a Butcher Bar Et Grill When Matt "Son of a Butcher" and Deb "Triple R Grill & Bar" set out to have a fun competition to see who's bar could raise the most pounds of food for the local food shelf, they never dreamed that they would have such a great response. The weigh-in took place Tuesday, Dec. 29. Triple R had 434 pounds, S.O.B. had 1,395 pounds for a total between them of 1,829 pounds of food donated from their customers to the Kimball Area Food Shelf. The fact that they were able to give back to their commu- nity was the best part, and that S.O.B. is the winner is awesome. Deb graciously donated another $100 check to the food shelf for los- ing. Matt and Deb would like to thank all who donated. Deb Reinert and Matt Knaus are shown with some of the food supplies donated by their customers to the Kimball Area Food Shelf. Submit- ted photo. f The Kimball Area Food Shelf would like to thank all of the gen- erous people in Kimball, Watkins, South Haven, Fairhaven, and the surrounding area who donated food and money to the Kim- ball Area Food Shelf during this Thanksgiving and Christmas sea- son. Your generosity to the Kimball Area Food Shelf is overwhelming. Just in the month of December, we received more than 3,000 pounds of food and nearly $4,000. We are so blessed! Your continued support to the Kimball Area Food Shelf, Inc., will keep financially sound and will enable us to continue to help those who are in need in our communi- ties. We have served 425 families and have given more than 30,000 pounds of food during the year 2009. Again, thank you for your help and support! Kimball Area Food Shelf Inc. Mary Mathies/Director P.O. Box 99 Kimball MN 55353 Disabled veterans turkey hunt Applications will be available beginning Jan. 11 for the Sixth Annual Physically Disabled Veter- ans 1hrkey Hunt. Sponsored by the St. Cloud VA Medical Center, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota National Guard, Camp Ripley, this special hunt will take place April 20-22 at Camp Ripley in Little Falls. The Physically DisabledVeterans Turkey Hunt is available to physi- cally disabled veterans who receive outpatient treatment at a VA Medi- cal Center, or veterans who are eli- gible for VA care and cannot hunt during the regular firearms season. Limited space is available. To request an application, call the Voluntary Service office at (320) 255-6394. Applications must be received by Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. Kimball Area Emergency Food Inc. Purina Chow St. Anne's Church in Kimball Also open 2rid Monday of the month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398-2211 For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches. Tues., Jan. 12, 2010 Coming March 20 6-8pm Kimball HS Cafetorium Looking for adult females Call Cathy at 320.493.8610 or ,t'JME)ALL C.o. MMUN' pLAyI-I.O. 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