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Thursday, February 11,2010 "]r_~h~l~ 4 Governmont Tri:County News Kil-nball, MN - ,~l~G,~st-~ National Salute to Veterans Feb. 8-14 The public is invited to learn more about the St. Cloud VA and give back to veterans by volunteering The St. Cloud VA Medical Cen- ter will celebrate National Salute to Veterans the week of Feb. 8-14. The St. Cloud events are part of a nation- wide celebration that honors Amer- ica's veterans who receive health care in VA medical centers and nurs- ing homes. During National Salute Week, the VA invites the public to learn more about their nearest med- ical center and encourages them to give back to Veterans through VA vol- unteerism. The following events will take place during National Salute to Vet- erans Week: The local Veterans Creative Arts exhibit - 12:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Feb. 10, and - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 atVA Auditorium (Building 8). The public is welcome to attend at no charge. More than 60 pieces of art created by veterans will be on display. Ar~twork will include fine art, applied art and craft kits. Local artists will judge the art- work. First place winners in each cate- gory will advance to a national com- petition. A variety show featuring the St. Paul Clown Club - 1:30 p.m. Sat- urday, Feb. 13, in the VA Auditorium. The show will also showcase local veterans who are competing in the performance portion of the Veterans Creative Arts program. TheVAVoluntary Service Commit- tee will sponsor many other events to celebrate National Salute. Those include visitation and valentine dis- tribution by local and state dignitar- ies, a special "sweetheart" luncheon for residents and spouses of resi- dents of the Community Living Cen- ter, a prime rib dinner for all veter- ans residing at the facility, and many other recreation activities through- out the week. The public is encour- aged to deliver valentine cards for veterans through Feb. 12 to the VXs Voluntary Service office, located in Building 8, Room 108. 2010 house session off to fast start Capital Investment bill introduced first day - ROCORI Trail, Northstar extension included By Minn. Rep. Larry Hosch The 2010 session began quickly Thursday, Feb. 4, with the Minnesota House of Representatives rolling out a Capital Investment bill that reflects the sense of urgency to focus on leg- islation that will stimulate Minneso- ta's job market and get people back to work. State Rep. Larry Hosch (DFL - St. Joseph) said it's unprecedented for the Legislature to move this quickly on a Capital Investment bill and is optimistic the legislature can work together to get the bill to the gover- nor's desk soon this session. "What I hear from my constitu- ents overwhelmingly is to focus on jobs and focus on the economy," said Hosch, an Assistant House Majority Leader. "We are moving quicker than ever before with a Capital Investment bill that matches the sense of urgency of Our current economic climate." Hosch said the Capital Invest- ment bill in the House balances investments throughout the state and includes several proposals to strengthen Central Minnesota. The House bill includes $800,000 in fund- ing for Phase 1 of the ROCORI trail which ~ll connect the Glacial Lakes State Trail. In addition, $1 million is included to leverage federal funds to begin the design and engineering to extend the Northstar Commuter Rail to St. Cloud. "I have worked with local officials on these projects for a long time and am pleased they are in the bill," said Hosch. '~,s the legislation moves forward, I will work to see these projects through into the final bill that will hopefully reach the governors desk soon." Along with jobs initiatives, the legislature must close a $1.2 billion budget shortfall brought on by a 70 percent drop in state revenue. Com- bined with the $6.4 billion deficit from last year makes this the larg- est deficit for any budget cycle in state history. Hosch said it's impor- tam for the legislature to set priori- ties and minimize cuts that will make it harder for Minnesota families to recover from the recession. "We have to set priorities and make difficult cuts, but we need to do so with an eye on the Minneso- tans who have been hit hard by this recession," said Hosch. "There are signs our economy is finally headed in the right direction and our budget should point us in that direction." Rep. Hosch encourages constitu- ents to contact throughout the legis- lative session. "Please call, e-mail, or write me anytime this session," said Hosch. '~nd if you are visiting the State Cap- itol, make sure to call and visit. Your ideas and input are the best way I can advocate for our communities in St. Paul." Rep. Hosch can be reached at 1651) 296-4373, by e-mail at , or by mail at 565 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155. Page 9 The St. Cloud VA Medical Center welcomes participation by citizens who wish to volunteer to help hos- pitalized Veterans. Adult and student volunteers are needed to assist with recreational activities, to visit lonely+ patients, and to escort patients to appointments and chapel services. Volunteer opportunities also exist in the Silver Spoons Program to pro- vide mealtime assistance and the Hospice Program to support veter- ans and family members during the last months of life. For more infor- mation about volunteering, contact the Voluntary Service office at (320) 255-6365, or e-mail . Legal Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON IMPROVEMENTS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN TIME AND PLACE: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Managers for the clearwater River Watershed District will meet at the Annandale Middle School located in the City of Annandale, Minne- sota, at 7 o'clock p.m. on March 10, 2010, to consider adoption of a res- olution ordering the amendment of the Cedar Lake Project to pro- vide for the ongoing control and reduction of curly leaf pondweed in Cedar Lake. NATURE OF PROJECT: The Proj- ect shall consist of steps necessary to remove phosphorus and con- trol the growth of curly leaf pond- weed in Cedar Lake. The Engi- neer's Technical and Cost Report for this amendment and improve- ment to the Cedar Lake Project has been filed with the managers and are subject to inspection. Legal Notice NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE Due to the caucus, the Kingston Township board is changing their February meeting to 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2010. The meeting will be held at the Kings- ton Community Center in Kings- ton. If you would like to be on the agenda call (320) 398-8400 Gaff Schiefelbein/clerk. GaiI Schiefelbeinlclerk Kingston Township Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Feb. 4 and 11, 2010. ESTIMATED COST: The total estimated increase in cost of said Project is $0.00 AREA PROPOSED TO BE ASSESSED: There will be no increase in the original cost of the Cedar Lake Project and no addi- tional assessment. AUTHORITY: The Board of Managers for the Clearwater River Watershed District proposes to proceed under the authority granted by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103D, as amended. WRITTEN OR ORAL OBJEC- TIONS: Such persons as desire to be heard with reference to the pro- posed improvement will be heard at this meeting. Written or oral objections will be considered. DATED: January 22nd, 2010. 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