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Thursday, February 14, 2013 l.a6Al.00 The cookies are here? The Girl Scouts of Kimball, Eden Valley and Watkins are ready to sell cookies. We had a Lock-In at the Kimball Elementary school Friday night, Feb. 1. The girls learned about our flag, and how to do a Flag Ceremony for a Girl Scout meeting. The girls learned about how to safely sell our cookies and even sampled of our new cookie: the Mango Crme. Throughout the Cookie Sale, the girls will have the opportunity to practice life- long skills such as goal-setting, decision-making, money-man- agement, people skills and busi- ness ethics. Another station was crafts and SWAPS (Special Whatchamacal- lits Affectionately Pinned Some- where). SWAPS are traded at girl scout events throughout the coun- cil. This is a great way for the girls to learn about other troops and meet other Girl Scouts. The girls had a chance to be creative and make SWAPS to take home, so they could trade at their next event. One of the Favorite stations was the song and sit-upons. The girls learned many new songs and sang many old ones. They learned what a sit-upon is. It is soemthing you sit on when you go camping, or an event where you would have to sit on the floor or the ground. Each girl made their own unique sit- upon. They also recieved a song book to take home. A special thanks to the par- ents and leaders that helped make this a successful event. Please help support Girl Scouts. The cost of cookies this year is $4. The girls get the majority of the money when you purchase cookies. The girls receive incentives and cookie- dough money (Girl Scout Money) which can be used to help lower the cost of Girl Scout events. Some of the moneyis used to support the council, council programs, and help fund our Girl Scout Camps. The cookie program helps offset the cost of camp for the girls and helps make Girl Scouting possible for more girls. Thank you ahead of time for making a difference in the girls&apos; lives. Sarah Zipoy Troop 83, Kimball Page 14 "w .................... er: ...................... South Haven firefighters get a 25-percent raise ByJeanDoranMatua, Editor In January, the Fire & Rescue permission to sell beer at the Forget the image of Cadil- Department had 3 fire calls and April 5 South Haven Sportsman's lac fire trucks or gold-trimmed 7 rescue calls. The department is Club Fish Fry. Some of the pro- turnout gear. At its Feb. 5 meet- looking to purchase a new pumper ceeds will be donated to the city ing, the South Haven city coun- truck (the current one is 22 years hall/communitycenter. cil approved a $2 per hour raise old), and to replace the foam sys- Councilor Tony Stanley has for attending fire and rescue calls, tem on pumper #1. contacted Canadian Pacific about They will now make a whopping Fire protection contracts were trains blocking the County Road 2 $10 per hour for fighting fires at all approved with the townships crossing for long periods of time. hours of the day and night, wear- of Fairhaven, French Lake, and He has not yet received a response, : :, ;:IU .... : ..; ,--:::7-:.7:; ;.::.: t: . ... +.:% + :.::.... <: .:. :,?:.:!i:i! ::: ::::: i :ii ;:: ii:i : ::: :<i:::!i 7  Ui::i:!7: It.,:Went:,:::Off.iiri.:::r:.: ...... ": :i777i:';i, :,:.: ;:if: :. :i; : :.:,Ji: : . .........  :::?.7 " : : :.:-: + : : .. . .......... ..... : ;:;:DI;; I mad es:lle go away,  - ing 40-50 pounds of gear, in any kind of weather. They get to do other fun things, too, like pulling cars out of swamps, extricating accident victims from cars, and responding to all sorts of medical calls. Volunteer firefighters are the true heroes of any community, at any price. Southside for the remainder of 2013. Contractor Leo Kill of Liam Post and Beam reported on prog- ress on the city's community cen- ter/city hall building. Interior col- ors were selected. Sheetrocking is currently in process. Fairhaven Lions were given but Clerk Carol Banken reported that the crossing has been left open lately. The city office will be closed Feb. 18 for Presidents Day, and Feb. 21, 22 and 25 for the clerk's vacation. The next meeting of the council will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4. Eden Valley to rehab homes, get new squad car By Jean Doran Matua, Editor It will take about 90 days to arrive, but police chief Ernie ]unker has ordered a 2013 Chevy Tahoe as the new Eden Valley Police squad car. The Eden Valley council adopted an amendment to their aniimal control ordinance: dog licenses are no longer needed. There were no .public com- ments at all on the siren test tim- ing issue. The siren has sounded each night at 10 p.m., but there have been complaints that that is too late, especially now that the sirens are heard in more parts of town and surrounding areas. The sirens will now sound at 5 p.m. each day. The daily test will assure that the system is working prop- erly. The Feb. 6 meeting of the Eden Valley city council was not vid- eotaped by Arvig (for lack of an essential piece of equipment), so it will not be televised this month. The council approved revised policies for housing rehabilita- tion loan funds and will accept applications on a first-come, first- served basis (details to come soon, in the Tri-CountyNews). They esti- mate that there will be sufficient funds to rehab three homes. Parl<ing issues continue near the high school. When cars park on both sides of Central Avenue between Brooks Street and Maple Street (the street just south of the high school), passage is too narrow on the street for school buses or emergency vehicles to go through safely. So no parking will be allowed on the south side of Central. The city will allow the high school to use city property just south of Central for parking: public works will put up appro- priate signage, and the school will bring in gravel for the new parking area. The next meeting of the Eden Valley city council will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. Meetings are always open to the public. They also can be viewed (usually) Thursday evenings on Arvig local- access cable TV.