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LeSage, Reynolds and Welter Company, Ltd. Certified Public Accountants p_   Thursday, February 26, 2009 10 Students Youth National Honor Society dinner March 5 only $3 for ages 6 and younger. The funds raised will be used for our induction ceremony and com- munity service projects. Please call Dennis Abernathy with any questions, (320) 398-7700 ext. 100. Kimball Area High School NHS is hosting a spaghetti dinner fund- raiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the KAHS cafetorium. The dinner includes all-you-can- eat spaghetti, bread, milk, water, and a dessert. Cost is $6, and Let me take the stress out of tax preparation for you! Electronic Tax Filing Business Consulting Individual Corporate, Partnership &amp; Farm WordenTax Inc. Shawn L. Worden, CPA (320) 693-7359 or 716 StBLEY AVENUE NORTH LtTCHFIELD Preparation of Individual & Business Tax Returns Call (320) 398-2500 for an appointment OR Visit our Web site at <> to prepare and file your individual tax for $44. 9 (Federal $29? s, State $14. 95) 39A Maus Drive, Kimball, MN R0 ROBCAT SERVICE * Bobcat/Backhoe * Residential & l Grading, Leveling & Backfill SNOW REMOVAL TODD ROHLOFF (320) 398-2595 cell: (320) 980-1759 Insured & FREE Estimates Mitch Braegelmann honored The University of North Dakota held its Fighting Sioux Football Awards Banquet Feb. 14. Mitch Braegelmann, son of Roger and Sheila Braegelmann of Kimball, was the 2008 team captain. He started all games at center and is the anchor of an offense which topped the league in both third- and fourth-down conversions. Braegelmann was honored at the banquet with the following hon- ors: 2008 letter winner Athletic Directors Award of Merit All-Great West Conference Team All-Great West Conference Academic Team ESPN Academic All-American Team ESPN Academic All District Team Todd Thomas Memorial Scholarship Most Valuable Offensive Line- man (team vote) In their debut Division One season, tile Fighting Sioux tied for third in the Great West Confer- ence. Braegelmann will graduate in the spring with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering. Web resources available for families in tough times The current economic crisis has taken a toll on many Minne- sota families. University of Min- nesota Extension has created the Families in Tough Times Web site <www.extension.> to help families tackle the "tough times" of today and tomorrow. Featured on this site are pub- lications, trainings; news releases and other resources that help fami- lies who are currently experiencing,. avoiding or recovering from tough times. Professionals who work with families will find resources on personal financial management, change management and custom- ized trainings to better assist the families they work with. New materials are added and featured on the Web site on a weeklybasis.Visit <www.extension.> for more infor- mation. Kimball property values to be lowered Mike Subulla of the Stearns County Auditor's office informed the Kimball city council at the Feb. 17 regular meeting that it will be lowering taxable values on Kim- ball properties. Because property sales have dropped throughout the county, the Auditor's office is making these adjustments county- wide. In Kimball, home values will be lowered about 4 percent (3 per- cent on newer homes, 5 percent on older ones). Lot values will be low- ered about 10 percent. There are approx. 30 parcels of agricultural landwithin citylimits; these values will be lowered about 18 percent - except for the few Green Acres par- cels, which will be increased about 30 percent. The county's Board of Equalization meeting will be April 1, and taxpayers should receive their notices by around March 20. The city heard a presentation from the second of two candidates for city auditor, LarsonAllen LLR The coun- cil will call references before consid- ering changing auditors. There was discussion of what stimulus money may come our way. Public Works has put in a request for a new truck. Regular Parks Committee meet- ings have been set up for 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Eric Loewen is the contact person for the Parks Committee. Interior city hall renovations were discussed with librarian Carla Asfeld. The council will coor- dinate with the Historical Soci- ety to make sure that these reno- vations disrupt operations as little as possible. Eric Loewen suggested that the council should establish a Council/To page 11 Evelyn Lenander Scholarship seeking applicants The Central Minnesota Com- munity Foundation is accept- ing applications for the Evelyn Lenander Education Scholarship Program. The application dead- line is May 15, 2009, Initiated by the late Evelyn Edna Lenander (1909-1989) of Buffalo Lake, Minn., this scholarship program sup- ports students interested in pur- suing elementary education as a career. Several scholarships of up to $2,500 are awarded. College students are encour- aged to apply if they have com- pleted two years of college and have been accepted into the ele- mentary education field. In addi- tion, the students must attend col- lege on a full-time basis and have a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Students will be chosen first from qualified students in the Buffalo Lake area, and then from other areas in Central Minnesota. Application materials are available at the Central Minne- sota Community Foundation at 101 South 7th Ave., Suite 100, St. Cloud MN 56301, or at our Web site: <>, or by calling the Foundation at (320) 253-4380. Founded in 1985, the Central Minnesota Community Founda- tion is a regional foundation serv- ing the Central Minnesota area. It currently manages more than 500 funds and administers over 76 scholarship funds. MSRP on New Units! Eat your colors for better health By DeeAnn Leines, U of M Extension Did you know that colors are good for you? Fruits and vegetables contain compounds called phy- tochemicals that give them both their color and aroma. Phytochemicals are also found in beans, grains and other plants. A couple of the more common ones are beta carotene and lycopene. There is some evidence that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains may reduce the risk of cer- tain cancers, type 2 diabetes and is also good for the heart. Phytochemicals are chemi- cals produced naturally by plants to protect themselves, but when consumed may also help humans protect themselves from disease. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains contain the largest amounts of phy- tochemicals. Refined foods such as sugar and alcohol do not con- tain phytochemicals. It is recom- mended that adults eat 2 1/2 cups of vegetables, 2 cups of fruit and 6 ounces of grains (of which 3 ounces are whole grains) each day. In addi- tion to phytochemicals, these foods are rich in minerals, fiber and vita- mins, and are low in saturated fat. It's better to eat food high in these nutrients than to consume sup- plements because foods have fiber and other trace minerals in them as well. There are five color groups of vegetables and fruits. They are red, yellow/orange, blue/purple, green and white/tan. Eat a variety of col- ors in your diet for the abundance of nutrients you need to be healthy. How can you get your family to eat more fruits and vegetables? If your children are young, try to get them to taste a variety of fruits and vegetables so that they get used to a multitude of flavors. As you are grocery shopping, make a men- tal note to check out some of the more unusual fruits and vegetables and then try serving them at home. Don't give up just because your child says they do not like some- thing after tasting it once. Some- times it takes time to develop a lik- ing for some of the more strongly- flavored fruits/vegetables. Keep a colorful variety of fruit and vegetables washed, handy and ready to consume to encourage children to grab them for snacks. Include your children in preparing those multi-colored meals and the fun will follow. www. Ke00,cba//, Irea. corn