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PAGE 16 February 11, 2016 Letters from Feb. 9, 2016 Hey everyone, Not much happening again here in Afghanistan. I am on day shift now and I am slowly getting used to it. I like flying in the day a lot better! I fly almost every-other day. It makes the days here go by a lot faster. We have had pretty good weather lately. It gets around 70 degrees during the day, and around 30 at night. I didn't get to watch the Super Bowl. It was on super early here and I had an early mission. I hope everyone has a good week! By Jean Doran Matua, Editor One year ago, Mike Schultz was on his way to pulling offmed- al-winning performances in two X Game sports: SnoCross (snow- mobile) and BoarderCross (snow- board). These hopes were dashed when he landed badly on his sec- ond run and crushed his heel - his human heel. Nine giant screws held it together while he recuper- ated, but that ended his competi- tive season last year. This year is a different story. Just one week after winning gold in X Games SnoCross, he strapped on his snowboard pros- thetic and won another gold by defeating world champion Chris Vos from the Netherlands and Austrian Reinhold Schett; Vos and Schett placed second and third, respectively. It's prime time to come in and visit with a Harvest Bank Mortgage Lender! Prequalify for free in February or March to buy your new home in 2016, and save $300' on dosing costs when si ing the loan with us later in the year! "Excludes FIIA loans • Offer applies to homa pur~haNs only. Your "castle" (however big or small) awaits you! KIMBALL 398-3500 ST. AUGUSTA 251-6100 ATWATER 974-8861 KANDIYOHI 382-6100 www. h arves tban km n. co m After the world cup compe- tition in Aspen, Schultz's wife Sara, daughter Lauren, and moth- er-in-law Deb Becker drove back through the snowstorms to Min- nesota while Mike headed to Big White, Canada, for the next snow- board world cup, Feb. 10-13. Schultz was selected in 2014 for the U.S. Paralympic Team to com- pete in the 2018 Paralympics at Pyeong Chang, Korea. His com- petitions and wins now help train him for this ultimate contest. Schultz has also won medals in MotoCross (dirt bike), compet- ing and winning in both the sum- mer and winter X Games. In his off time, he skis and snowboards, rides horse, waterskis, and tries to keep up with his 2-year-old daugh- ter. That is, when he's not com- peting, or working in his BioDapt workshop on prosthetics for other athletes or amputee veterans. And when he's not on TV with Conan O'Brien or on ESPN. Some of his competitors use the prosthetic MotoKnee and Versa Foot that Schultz designed and made. It's all about family (both his immediate family and his family of co-competitors) and competi- tion for "Monster" Mike. He hasn't let the loss of his leg seven years ago (after a SnoCross accide, nt) or a crushing injury last year stop him. These hurdles have barely slowed him down. The Schultzes live near St. Cloud and can be seen around town in Kimball quite often. The high-school sweethearts are both alumni of KAHS. You can follow "Monster" Mike on Facebook and on his website at Photos of "Monster" Mike at the IPC World Cup were taken by his wife Sara Schultz. Sara and 2-year-old daughter Lauren were there to cheer Mike on to another gold medal. students and teachers Friday, Feb. 12, and Monday, Feb. 15. Eden Valley-Watkins and Holy Cross students and teachers have no school Monday, Feb. 15. Alumni basketball tournaments Saturday, Feb. 13, at Kimball Area High School Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 13-14, at Eden Valley-Watkins H.S. Come cheer for your favorite year(s)! Firearm Safety class Sign-up for the next Firearm Safety class is from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Kimball Rod & Gun Club. Call Carly (266-6225), Matt (266-5020), or Charlie (333- 0578) with questions. 'Cheer for a Cure' Tuesday, Feb. 16, EV-W will host Kimball for boys' basketball and a fundraiser for "Cheer for a Cure:' Let's make it a great turnout, and big fundraiser! OGPren auditions for ease the Musical' The Eden Valley-Watkins Drama Club will perform "Grease" the musical thefirst week in May. Auditions will be held Feb. 16 and 17, and are open to students of all schools as well as community members! (See notice on page 10 for specifics on auditions as well as rehearsal times.) Teacher conferences First semester is done, and it's time for teacher conferences: • Feb. 10, 3:30-7:30 p.m.. Kimball Elementary. • Feb. 18, 3:30-8 p.m., EV-W Elementary. a Feb. 22, 3:30-8 p.m., EV-W Elementary. • March 3,3 30-7"30 p.m., KAHS. • March 7, 3 30-7 K) p.m., KAHS. • March 10, at Holy Cross. Upcoming benefits • Feb. 12, Kimball Lions fish fry(at Kimball Legion Club) • Feb. 14, St. Boniface Church Valentine's Day breakfast • Feb. 16,"Cheer for a Cure" at Kimball vs. EV-W boys' basketball • Feb. 20, Watkins Lions Bocce Ball tournament • Feb. 21, Wat-Kim-Valley breakfast for Adam Schlangen • Feb. 21, St. Wendelin's Valentine Breakfast • Feb.21, Benefit for Life bake sale and luncheon, at Assumption Church (Eden Valley) • Feb. 21, St. Nicholas Church parish breakfast • Feb. 27, SKI-Lay (Relay for Life) at Powder Ridge in Kimball • Feb. 27, Elmer Garding Cancer Fund Vintage Snowmobile Run • Feb. 27, St. Augusta garage sale atSt. Mary's parish center . Feb, 27, Meeker Co. P nts Forever (Litchfield) Feb 28, Roast Beef dinner at bf the Imm, Conci (Ro ille) March 5, German Dinner at SL Mary Help of Christians (Sti kl) , March 20, Kimball Fireman's Brea (Palm Sunday) issue next