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Tri-Coun W News www.tricountynews.mn Wills for Heroes program comes to Kimball By Jean Doran Matua September 11, 2001, is a day that will live in our memories forever. That day, 343 firefighters and paramedics were killed. Twenty- three NYPD officers, and 37 Port Authority officers also were killed. Many more firefighters and emer- gency personnel have died in the weeks, months and years follow- ing the infamous attack on the World Trade Center, a lingering after-effect of that toxic day and their heroic efforts to save others at the risk- and too often, the loss - of their own lives. Shortly after 9/11, an attorney in Columbia, S.C., began the Wills for Heroes program. He and other lawyers sought a way to help, and they soon found a glaring need for estate planning services for emergency personnel. Specifically needed: wills. Since then, the program has provided well over 7,000 free wills for first-responders. All the legal staff volunteer their time, and a number of sponsors provide free services (like the legal software to create the wills, by HotDocs and LexisNexis. The main branch of Wills for Heroes is in Minneapolis. There is a central Minnesota branch, headed by Bradley W. Hanson, Esq., of Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A. This group has been volunteering for five years, one evening a month for 11 months a yem', in a differerR central Minnesota town. Volunteers from Quinlivan & Hughes in St. Cloud met with fire chief John Gohmann and his wife as part of the four-hour free consultation service for our volunteer first-responders. They were among a team of nine that helped 12 families with wills and other estate planning documents. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. They come in for four hours, and set up three stations each with a lawyer, a paralegal, and a computer. They meet with couples for about an hour each, providing wills, health directives, and other estate planning documents for about 12 couples each time. The group came to the Kimball Area Fire and Rescue Hall Monday evening, Feb. 25. The volunteers vary each month, but this group consisted of Hanson, Don Hatha- way (a paralegal who is also their technology expert), Sam Voge, Gloria Myre, Claudia Revermann, Roz Brandenburg, ]olene Schley, Helen Federline, and Lori Christ- offerson. Thanks to this group of volun- teers sharing their talents, about 12 families of local fire and res- cue personnel can rest a little eas- ier knowing that there is a plan in place for their loved ones. Visit www. willsforheroes.org for more information about this organization, and for donation opportunities. Eden valley- Watkins Mar. 4-8 Please call at least one day in advance. Meals may he picked up. Monday-Swiss steak, medium-baked potato, corn, bread/margarine, pineapple, milk. Tuesday-Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry garnish, bread/margarine, apple cake, milk. Wednesday-Meatloaf/catsup, whole parslied potatoes, country- blend vegetables, bread/marga- rine Mandarin oranges, milk. Thursday-Pork steak, rice, applesauce, carrots, dinner roll/ margarine, lemon angel-food cake, milk. Friday-Tomato soup, cheese sandwich, peaches, cottage K00mball senior Dinin00q Mar. 4-8 Monday-'500": Swiss steak, scalloped potatoes, beets, wheat bread, peaches. Tuesday: BBQ riblet, O'Brien potatoes, peas & carrots, wheat bread, gelatin. Wednesday-Pie Day: Pork roast, red-skinned potatoes w/ gravy, steamed cabbage, wheat bread, coconut pie. Thursday: Hearty stew, French bread, seven-layer salad, crunch bar. Friday-Bingo: Fish fillet sand- wich or chicken patty sandwich, seasoned potato wedges, peas, lemon chiffon. Euchre-anytime there are enough players 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. senior Dinin00 Menu cheese, crackers/margarine, cookie, milk. Suggested donation for those 60 or older is $3.85, under 60 is $6.55. Eden Valley din- ers are served at the Civic Cen- ter (attached to the city offices building), and should reserve a meal by calling Julie Ruprecht at (320) 453-8375. Watkins diners are served at St. Anthony Manor, and should call Peggi Gohman at (320) 764-5615 for reservation by 1 p.m. the day before your meal. Both sites serve at 11:30 a.m. Mon- day through Friday. This service is through Lutheran Social Service, funded in part by a contract from the Area Agency on Aging with funding from the Federal Older Americans Act through the Min- nesota Board on Aging. Menu Suggested contribution for per- sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.50, or what you can afford. Guests under 60 pay $7. REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The cof- fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211 ext. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are available at the Senior Dining Site and the Harvest Bank in Kimball. Partially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Coun- cil of Aging as part of the Older Americans Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Dio- cese of St, Cloud. Weekly activities at St. Anthony Manor Activities for February from St. Anthony Manor/Watkins Area Homes Mondays: Euchre 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Exercise 10 a.m.; Senior Citizens Cards 1-4:30 p.m. Fridays: Mass 8:15 a.m. Sundays: Pray the Rosary 7:45 a.m.; Nail Care 1:30 p.m. Senior Foot Clinic Mar. 1 Friday, March 1, the Senior Foot Clinic will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Dining Site at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball. Appointments need to be scheduled, call (320) 203-6942 for an appointment. Walk-ins only if open appointment times. Page 5 Eden Valley Area Library Grand Opening March 10 The Eden Valley Area Library is EV Ubrary starting 'Book Club' We are starting our first "Book hosting a Minnesota author during Club" at Eden Valley Area Library. the Grand Opening of the library. If you would like to participate, Mystery writer William Kent Krueger please plan on joining us at 5 p.m. will be at the library for book signing Thursday, March 14, for an organi- and the debut of the 12th book in a zational meeting at the Eden Val- series "Trickster's Point," on the New leyArea Library. You will be choos- YorkTimeBestsellerList. ing dates, times and the books. This Grand Opening is free Please e-mail Ellen Ellickson with to the public at 2 p.m. Sunday, questions; or just to express your March 10 (the original February interest to ellenshome@meltel.net. date was postponed because of If you don't have access to e-mail, bad weather). 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