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! ! Thursday February 24, 2011 ews °Kimball, MaN .... .... B till PeN|er "Slices of Life" " gs are warming up all over living life through my mugs We may still be weeks away then we got hit with a major snow- I never knowthe person I'll be Likemycollegemug, it is used only from a true Spring thaw. And per- storm. The bad news is that there from one day to another. Heck, to house drinks of the non-intoxi- haps last week's warm temps were will be more snow before it's done. most times I can't predict hour to caring variety. Still its essence and a cruel taunt. The good news is that it won't last hour. My life is scattered and frag- vibe makes me feel a little "party- But here at the newspaper, long. mented, ish." I reach for my liqueur mug after abouttwo monthsofasortof Township elections andannual Depending on the moment or on days when I need to escape to freeze, things are starting to warm meetings are coming up next the need or the task at hand, I can a tropical island with white sand up. Things are happening all over, month. at the schools, in sports, around There seems to be no decline in be a mum, spouse, friend, daugh- beaches. My mug doesn't exactly ter, sister, school volunteer, home- transport me, but the liqueur ref- town. Even nationally and inter- benefits held for people of all ages work helper, shoulder to cryon, pet erence provides an essence of nationally, it seems like the heat and for a number of reasons, owner, exercising dieter, trend-fol- adventure (well, sort of). has been turned up a bit(Or does More is happening, and we lower, consUming shopper, con- Occasionally (but not often) I it just feel that way because I'm have more to squeeze into thesuming chocoholic and every so reach for the mug decorated with starting to warm up?) newspaper each week. Sometimes often, a writer, a watercolor version of an iris (my Here in Kimball, we have the there's a little mo much and we I'm sure you can relate. We favorite flower). It's a leftover from excitement of a state-bound wres- have to push things back a week or wear lots of hats, don't we? my heavy-duty gardening days. tling team, and by Friday night two (or put them online). But I'm I don't actually own a hat to Not surprisingly, they went by the we'll know how many individual taking that as a GOOD thing, represent each of my roles; I've wayside right around the time I wrestlers will go to state as well. One thing's for sure: Spring never looked good in hats. That's obtained the mum mug. Eventu- Cabin fever may be setting inwill come. And, before we know it, - especially after it looked like we'll be swatting mosquitoes and okay, because I do have something ally I hope to return to drinking • perhaps even better: a cupboard from my izis-embellished water- Spring for a couple of days and checking for ticks, full of coffee mugs. color mug on a regular basis. Some ly SC Yep. I can be any given person day. Ear Childhood reening on any given day and I've got the I handpicked my most recent Early Childhood Screening is ages of 3 and 5 who has not been javajugstopro;eeit, mug acquisition. It is bright yellow mandatory prior to enrollment in screened, please call the elemen- Most of my mugs date from and made from the highest qual- public school. The purpose of the tary school to schedule a screening years back. I've acquired them one ity ceramic. I knew I had to have screening is to identify early health appointment. If you have not been by one. A glance into my cupboard it when I spotted it - in its golden or developmental needs. Kimball contacted, or you are new to the willyieldyouasynopsisofmypast gilded gtory- sitting nonchalantly Public Schools is performing early Kimball School District, please call childhood screening on Friday, the elementary school at 398-5425, April 1. Children must be at least ext. 205, to talk to Becca Morgan, 3 years old by the date of screen- the school nurse and early child- ins. If you.have a child between the hood screening coordinator. (and present), on the shelf at the dollar store. My Let's start with the obvious,daughter left home for college this Sitting front and center on the year and her favorite color is yel- shelf is the mug labeled, "Mom." I low. When I want to be reminded wouldn't andcouldn'tbecomplete of her, which is often, I grab my without that identity. Sipping from new ray-of-sunshine mug. my mom mugis good for avariety The mugs in my cupboard of generalized situations: kissing are extensions of me. The collec- boo boos, washing a team jersey tion has expanded over the years EWS Minnesota FFA Foundation- celebrate National FFA Week POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Tri,County News, RO. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353. The Tri-County News (USPS 639- 180) is entered at the Post Office, Kimball, Minnesota 55353, as Periodi- cals. It is pubUshed Thursdays by the Tri-County News, Inc., RO. Box 220, Kimbal MN 55353, Stearns County. LOCATION: Our office is at 70 Main Street South in downtown Kimball Weekday office hours are Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m, and Tuesday through Fri- day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Our telephone and fax number is (320) 398-5000. E-mail can be addressed to . Our Web site is . We also have a drop site at Ert[ Hardware Hank in downtown Watkins. DEADLINE: 2 p.m. Monday. RATES: Subscription rates are S36/year ($26 for age 62 and older) in Minnesota; S46/year ($36 for se- niors) elsewhere in the U.S. Single copy price is 75 cents. STAFF: Joan Doran Matua, Editor and PubUsher Sue Hughes: Creative Designer Maxine Doran: Admin. Associate Marguerite Laabs: Photographer Marlene A. Young: Ad Sates Rep The staff of the Tri-County News recognizes that it has a responsibili- ty to report the news accurately and fairly, and that it is accountable to the public. Please contact our office if you feel we've fallen short of that objective. LETTERS; The Tri-County New5 welcomes letters promoting the ex- in time for the afternoon game, to meet the evolution that haschange of ideas and opinions. To be National FFA Week will be cele- First National Bank Plainview. "I contemplating the supper menu,unfolded as my life. Little parts of considered for publication, letters brated by Minnesota FFA members, know of no other youth organiza- finding lost library books and 0f me reside in each cup. Depend-should address a topic of current or alumni and supporters Feb. 19-26. tion in our area that is as influen- course, helping with homework,ing on the day, I can be anything genera[ interest. Private thanks, po- The Minnesota FFA Foundation tial long term to its members along encourages you to recognize the ~v~itl~ givingthem the Opportunity to Most days my mom mode mug fitsfrom a reminiscing ex-conege stu- [iticat self-promotion, libelous letters, I I i a week By contr,buung to programs learn ]eaderslaip and team sl~s asillmynanu lih~ 1 l~ll-W0IIl put- l nttU t at-luvin pvt0wn r/ana ~r~ ni ratin5 or that support the development of FFA. We are proud to be a 40-plus holder; it does not get a whole lot everything in between), reputation v tt not be published. AI young leaders for agriculture, year donor to the Minnesota FFA of shelf time, if you catch flay drift. Today, I was none of the above, letters must bear the writer's signa- "People care about the future Foundation. I can't say the same about the Today was unique and different - ture, address and telephone number. of agriculture and want to sup- For more information on how mug "from my college days. It's a more unusual than a watercolor We reserve the right to edit for clarity holdOver from my dorm room -iris or sunshineyellowmugkind of and readability. LEGAL PUBLICATION: The Tri- port young people," said Val Aars- you can support our youth and and no, it was never a vessel for day. Today I went to the cupboard County News is the publication of vold, executive director of the Min- agriculture through a contribu- any beverage that rhymes with and reached way in the back to nesota FFA Foundation. "We have tion to the Minnesota FFA Founda- the word, "deer." My college mug find the cup adorned with just one dependentrec°rd for theschootCity Of DistrictKimball,#739,1n- donors involved at all levels. Some lion, visit our website