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Page 6 Food shelf receives donations Triple R Grill &amp; Bar allows their employees to wear jeans to work on Fridays, and they are asked to pay a fee. That fee is donated and stays local. This spring, Deb brought in a check for $600, and on Tuesday, Dec. 29, Deb handed over another check for $825. That brings the to- tal from the Triple R employees to $1,425. Deb and her staff are very proud of the donations that they take part in and that it stays local. In the new year of 2010, they have chosen to donate their money to the Kimball Senior Dining. Keeping it local is what makes the difference, Deb says. Continue to give back to those who give to you. Mary Mathies is seen receiving the check from Deb Reinert for the Kimball Area Food Shelf. Submitted photo. Saint John's Prep hosts Discovery Day Families interested in enroll- ing students for the 2010-2011 aca- demic year are encouraged to attend a Discovery Day to learn more about Saint John's Prep. Our next Discovery Day will be held Friday, Feb. 12. Students cur- rently in grades 5-11 are welcome to attend classes, meet the teach- ers and students, and experience what it's like to be a part of the Saint John's Prep community. Par- ents are also invited to attend a morning or afternoon information session. Guest students arrive at 8 a.m. and are matched with a "host" student for the day. The Mid- dle School (for incoming grades 6-8) Discovery Day ends after lunch at approximately 12:30. For the Upper School (for incoming grades 9-12), Discovery Day guests are invited to spend the entire day in classes. Discovery Day registration is required and may be made by call- ing Saint John's Prep at (320) 363- 3321, or at <>. Founded in 1857, Saint John's Prep is a Catholic/Benedictine private day and boarding school, providing students of all faiths in grades 6-12, with a college-pre- paratory curriculum. Busing is available from the St. Cloud and ROCORI area. For more informa- tion, visit <>, or call (320) 363-3321. Hope for recovery workshop in St. Cloud The National Alliance on Men- tal Illness of Minnesota (NAMI Minnesota) will hold a free, one- day education workshop that pro- vides families and individuals with information on mental illnesses, practical coping strategies, and hope for recovery. The workshop will be held in St. Cloud at Clara's House, 1564 Co. Rd. 134, from 9 to 3 Saturday, Feb. 20. Registra- tion is requested. For informa- tion or to register, call NAMI (888) NAMI-Helps. For a list of other uneral Care 1 Burial and Cremation Srvlees View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055 classes and support groups, go to <>. NAMI Minnesota's mis- sion is to champion justice, dig- nity, and respect for all Minne- sotans affected by mental illness (brain disorders). Through edu- cation, advocacy and support, NAMI members strive to elimi- nate the pervasive stigma of men- tal illness, effect positive changes in the mental health system, and increase public and professional understanding of mental illness. Kimball Area Emergency  Food Shelf.s -i -,. Inc. St. Anne's Church in Kimball 10 - 10:45 a.m. Tues./Thurs. Also open 2nd Monday of the month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398-2211 For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches. Bali HWY 55, KIMBALL " 320-398-3965 Church /Obit. Thursday, January 14,2010 Tri-Coun News Kimball, MN = ----::: " .......... :::: "ig,:.NiNNiii ii ii  rp Nlatterz Compiled by the Kimball Area Historical Society '-J-,, Aged Kimball couple plans no retirement Still have cows, horses, chickens Text from St. Cloud Times, around 1960. Reprinted from the Nov. 29, 2001. Tri-CountyNews. Mr. and Mrs. Christ Flint aren't planning an early retirement. Flint, who is 84, and his wife, 81, have farmed on their 200-acre farm five miles northwest of Kim- ball for the past 49 years, and they have no intention of leaving now. Although most of the land is rented out on a share basis, the Flints still have 25 head of cattle, three horses, chickens, and they maintain a garden in the summer months. Up until this fall, the two did all the chores alone. When they first moved from Albert Lea in 1901. the farm near Kimball consisted of forest, brush and an old log cabin. That didn't deter them. tough, from clearing land for crops and from erecting fence posts for stock. Live in log cabin They lived in the log cabin for five years until the day they noticed the ceiling beams crum- bling. When that day arrived, they decided to build a new home - which they completed in 1911. Flint, who resembles the late George Bernard Shaw, complete with a white beard and blue, spar- kling eyes, kept acquiring land and enlarging his farming activities for his family which numbered four girls and his wife. During the years, the two have done all their own farming, hiring extra help only during busy sea- sons. Mrs. Flint, a spry, white-haired, grandmotherly looking woman, now has help with the housework, and Flint has help with the chores by the addition of a widowed daughter. Mrs. Lottie Bartlett, and her two children, Joseph, 10 and- Erma, 15. The Bartletts moved in this past summer from their former home at Cushing to make their home with Relaxing and keeping warm - When chores are corn pleted, the Christ Flints, who live five miles northwest of Kimball believe in relaxing around the stove. Pictured above is Mrs. Flint adding wood to the fire while Mr. Flint takes off his overshoes. Flint is 84, his wife 81. [The Flints are the maternal great-grandparents of Rosalea Hoeft, who provided a copy of the story and photos. Their widowed daugh- ter, Mrs. Lottie Bartlett, is Rosalea's grandmother. The Flint farm was located on Stickney Hill.] the Flints. The Flints celebrated 56 years of married life this fall- Sept. 23, to be exact. They'll probably go right on celebrating wedding anniver- saries and farming for the rest of their lives becatise they don't like the idea of retiring. It's "Happy Anniversary" time for the Kimball Area Historical Society! How time flies, Can you believe we were founded in the year 2000 and Tri- County News has been publishing these "History Matters" columns for a decade? Much has happened these 10 years, though looking back always makes one think that it went fast. We hope to feature during 2010 some of the oldies that are favor- ites of our readers, so enjoy the year with us, reminiscing. Do you have something to share? If you have an item of inter- est to Kimball area history, please send or bring it to us and we'll Driver Improvement Program 55+ The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on the fol- lowing days: Jan. 26 (4-Hr. Refresher Course) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2555 Clearwater Rd.; St. Cloud. Feb. 9 (4-Hr. Refresher Course) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2555 Clearwater Rd.; St. Cloud. Feb. 9 & 10 (8-Hr. Full Course), 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Apollo High School - Room 614, 1000 44th Ave N Door#30; St. Cloud. Feb. 4 (4-Hr. Refresher Course) 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Gilleland Chevro- let/Geo Inc., 3019 Division St.; St. Cloud. Feb. 1 (4-Hr. Refresher Course) 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Dr.; St. Cloud. To register, call toll-free (888)- 234-1294 include it. Interesting historical photos, event stories, announce- ments or anything to do with Kim- ball area historywill be considered. See our address and phone below. The Holiday season is past, and more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible and in this spirit we say, simply but sin- cerely, thank you and be assured this is a particularly exciting time to be involved in the cause of his- toric preservation. For more infor- mation, contact the Kimball Area Historical Society at box 100, Kim- ball MN 55353. or phone (320) 398-5743, or 398-5250, or e-mail <>. Every two weeks, there's another story here for you, so watch. Many spe- cial events all year long. Welcome to History 2010. Kimball area stories will go on - as long as grass grows and rivers runZ Kimball Express annual meeting The Kimball Express Base- ball Association is planning their annual meeting at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Son of a Butcher's (SOB) Bar and Grill on Highway 15 in Kimball. The purpose of the meet- ing is for information and to vote on the Board of Directors for 2010. and discuss the role of what the KEBA does for our community. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Ammenities to meet your needs: Care Now offering RESPITE CARE 3 meals per day& snacks Scheduled exercise and activities Church activities, including mass 3 Umes/mo. Housekeeping/laundry services  Medication services with LPN/RN services available 24 hours per day He.rage House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Fies