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Thursday, March 7, 2013 Tri- Coun News * www. tricountynews.mn Tama Theis officially Will serve as St. Cloud's first female Representative St. Paul - St. Cloud's newest ~ace at the Capitol, Representative Tama Theis, began her first term in the Minnesota House Tues- day, Feb. 26, after being sworn in during a ceremony in the House Chamber. Rep. Theis, a business owner and longtime area resident, is the first female state representa- tive to serve the St. Cloud area in history. Tama is the daughter of Rich and Carol Lou Fuchs of Wat- kins. She was joined by friends, family and colleagues when she took the Oath of Office at 1 p.m. Tuesday, administered by Minne- sota Supreme Court Justice Barry Anderson. House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt was also present for the swearing in. Theis replaces former Rep. Steve Gottwalt after his retirement triggered a special election for the seat. In addition to serving in this historic role for central Minne- sota, Theis promised to focus on jobs and the economy, particu- larly policies that promote small business. Theis is a 32-year resi- dent of St. Cloud, and has owned a building and remodeling business for 28 of those years. "I am honored to serve the peo- ple of District 14A and can't wait to get started," said Theis. "As a small business owner and active com- munity member, I plan on sup- porting pro-growth principles that help the middle-class and make our state more economically competitive." Theis has served in numerous organizations in her area that are relevant to her new committee sworn in as State Representative Tama Theis is the new St. Cloud-area state representative, the first female to be such. Tama is the daughter of Rich and Carol Lou Fuchs of Watkins. She has been busy over the last week attending committee meetings and meeting with constituents in St. Paul. Submitted photo. assignments, including her work on an advisory board for St. Cloud Technical & Community Col- lege and the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce. Theis will serve on the House Higher Education, Com- merce, and Government Opera- tions Committees. "Higher education institu- tions are critical partners in the St. Cloud area and I'm excited to serve as a member of their govern- ing committee," she said. While she has not served in the House during the entire 2013 leg- islative session, Theis has been closely monitoring the Gover- nor's budget proposal and says she plans to weigh in on the bud- get discussion right out of the gate. "We've got some work to do in order to balance the state's budget efficiently and effectively without driving jobs and families out of the state through more taxes and higher spending," Theis said. Rep. Theis can be reached by phone at (651) 296-6316. She can also be contacted via e-mail at rep. tama.theis@house.mn, or via U.S. Mail at 223 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155. Eden Valley Area Library Grand Opening March 10 The Eden Valley Area Library is hosting a Minnesota author during the Grand Opening of the library. Mystery writer Wi am Kent Krueger will be at the library for book signing and the debut of the 12th book in a series "Trickster's Point," on the New York Times Bestseller List. This Grand Opening is free to the public at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10 (the original February date was postponed because of bad weather). There will be a rib- bon-cutting ceremony and also refreshments served. Pa e5 IIIIIII EV Library starting 'Book Club' We are starting our first "Book Club" at Eden Valley Area Library. If you would like to participate, please plan on joining us at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 14, for an organi- zational meeting at the Eden Val- leyArea Library. You will be choos- ing dates, times and the books. Please e-mail Ellen Ellickson with questions, or just to express your interest to ellenshome@meltel.net. If you don't have access to e-mail, call the Library at (320) 453-4434, and leave a message. .... J Good only at: 2408S State Hwy t5 {juat N. of Luxemburg on Hwy t5l 320-2514533 i,,,,, nHi i generations come Eden valley- atk ns senior Dinin Menu Mar. 11-15 Suggested donation for those 60 or older is $3.85, under Please call at least one day in 60 is $6.55. Eden Valley din- advance. Meals may be picked up. ers are served at the Civic Cen- Monday-Turkey casserole, ter (attached to the city offices peas, tropical fruit, bread/mar- building), and should reserve a garine, bar, milk. meal by calling Julie Ruprecht at Tuesday-Chili, pear sauce, let- (320) 453-8375. Watkins diners tuce/dressing, crackers/marga- are served at St. Anthony Manor, fine, sherbet, milk. and should call Peggi Gohman at Wednesday-Baked chicken, (320) 764-5615 for reservation by medium baked potato, squash, 1 p.m. the day before your meal. bread/margarine, gelatin with Both sites serve at 11:30 a.m. Mon- fruit/whipped topping, milk. day through Friday. This service is Thursday-Meatballs/gravy, through Lutheran Social Service, mashed potatoes, beets, bread/ funded in part by a contract from margarine, fruit crisp, milk. the Area Agency on Aging with Friday-Crumb-topped fish, funding from the Federal Older whole potatoes, Prince William Americans Act through the Min- vegetables, bread/margarine, slice nesota Board on Aging. pie, milk. Kimball senior DininLq Menu Mar. 11-15 Suggested contribution for per- sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.50, Monday: Roasted chicken, or what you can afford. Guests whipped potatoes w/gravy,under 60 pay $7. broccoli Normandy, wheat REMINDER: When there is a bread, ice cream, choice of entree on the menu, you Tuesday: Specials ofthe Day.will receive the first one listed Wednesday-Birthday Cake: UNLESS you notify us. The cof- Turkey, bacon & ranch wrap, fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every cream of potato soup, orangeWednesday. wedges, lemonbar. For more information, call Thursday-SimplyGood Eating Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211 11:15: Swedish meatballs, parslied ext. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and potatoes, country trio vegeta- 1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are bles, wheat bread, snickerdoodle available at the Senior Dining Site cookie, and the Harvest Bank in Kimball. Friday: Breaded fish or Parme- Partially funded under contract san chicken breast, Oriental veg- with the Central Minnesota Coun- etables, Rosemary roasted pota- cil of Aging as part of the Older toes, wheat bread, applesauce. Americans Act and administered Euchre anytime there are by Catholic Charities of the Dio- enough players cese of St. Cloud. 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. Correction for last week's photo. Hilltop Health Care Center is moving forward with Stratis Health for even better quality of care to improve the lives of the people who live at Hilltop, as well as those who work there. Susan Schneider, not Lou Ann Garding, is seen working with a resident in the kitchen on a project that requires focus and concentration. Submitted photo. Every Friday night during Lent serving 5 ~ 9 p.m. A Good Bank in a Good Town THANK YOU FOR BANKING WITH US. Convenient Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (drive-up only 3-4:00 p.m.) Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (walk-up/drive-up only) (320) 764-2600 Visit us on the web: fsbwatkins.com Member 170 Meeker Ave N, Watkins, Minnesota LENDE3