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Thursday, March 10, 2011 t Tri- Maple syrup demos at Lake Maria S.P. Lake Maria State Park will host its annual maple-syruping dem- onstrations Saturday and Sun- day, March 26 and 27 beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. on Maine Prairie Cemetery Association meets March 24 The Maine Prairie CemeteryAssociation will hold its annual meeting at Hendricks Bus Company office at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24. All interested parties are urged to attend. We need your participation. The Maine Prairie Cemetery Board Building Inspection Department open house Pag 3 Firemen's Auxiliary C {'d5 of ThttIl S COTOhekbKiOObkS CiOrmeP/setAeudl_ iary would like to thank everyone We would like to extend our who entered recipes in our cook- heartfelt gratitude to all of the book. The cookbook will have a friends, neighbors and relatives total of 675 recipes, almost 200 of Ervin Waiters for all the prayers more than our goal. Thank you, and caring words of support, gifts also, to the Tri-County News for of food, flowers and cards, and submitting photos for the cook- donations at Stein's. book. We are expecting to receive A special thank you goes to the cookbooks in the next few Hilltop Care Center. We cannot weeks, and will have them at the both days at the nature center. The Building Inspection Department for the cities of Kimball and say enough good things about the Business Expo (March 26), and the Tree-tapping techniques will South Haven will be holding an open house from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, care he received there and the car- Fire Department's Pancake Break- be described followed by a hike March 21. This will be at the KimballArea Fire Hall at 300 Elm Street North ing compassion that was extended fast (April 17). It is amazing to see into the woods to identify maple in Kimball. Bring your building code questions, building project/ideas for to his family, what this community can do, and trees, how to tap a tree and how to pry-plan review, or just come to meet the inspection staff. Thank you to Tom Ertl and his we are thankful for your support. collect the sap. The cooking pro- staff for helping us through this The cookbooks will be available cess and syrup preparation also Stroke support program difficult time. at Triple R, Tri-CountyNews office, can be examined. Sampling is Thank you to Fr. John Brunner and Denise's Defined Image. encouraged. If you, or someone in your family, are recovering from a stroke, brain and Fr. Richard Gross for guiding ~y Maple syruping began more or head injury you may feel like you are the only one trying to understand us through our final farewells, and than a century ago when Native the immense changes in your life. Be assured that others have similar feel- to Kathy Pauls for her inspirational Americans and later, European ings and that there is a safe place to share those feelings. Our stroke supi music. pioneers, used the same tapping portgroupofferssurvivorsandfamilymembersawaytounderstandthose Thank you to the Kimball and collection methods to pro- changes and enrich their lives after a stroke or head injury. The group American Legion and Auxiliary ~ SPAGHETTI//~H duce maple, sugar, maple syrup HospitalRehabCenter. Contact Buffalo Hospital at (763) 684-3855 or (763)meets monthly on the second Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Buffalo Unit 261 color guard members for m SUPPER IVl/l and candy. It s fascinating and his- their final tribute honoring Ervin torically significant for the whole 684-3888 for more information, for his service. ~ and Silent Auction AIIIIV I family,' says Park Manager Mark Health Fair at Ridgewater Athankyoutoalltheladiesand Saturday, March Crawford. men of the Church of St. Anthony ~ 5-7 p.m. /1//1[~ The event is free. However, a $5 Vendors and public invited to Community Health Fair & Healtheare for graciously donating their time vehicleparkentryfeewillapplyfor Job Fair to prepare and serve the funeral ~ Kn~GSTONCoramtrNITYEErCrER ~/V[[il those without an annual permit.The 14th Annual Ridgewater College Community Health Fair and luncheon. $5 per person Annual permits are for sale at the Healthcare Job Fair is set for Tuesday, April 5, in the Hutchinson Cam- We were so blessed to have so ~ (children under 5 free) . ~/1~ park office for $25 and apply to all pus Commons. Planners welcome even more new vendors, services, many wonderful years and happy ~ All donations accepted!//1~ state parks, agencies and community members to participate in this free event, memories of Ervin and he will be 1~ Proceeds will assist children and II/AII~ For more information, call the "Healthy Bodies Make Healthy Minds" is the theme for the three- sorely missed, t~ youth to attend Lake Beauty Bible II//ll/~ park office at (763) 878-2325, or hour event, according to Naomi Youngren, Ridgewater College health Thank you from 1~ Camp. Sponsored by the /~/J/]/~ visit its website at www.mnstate fair coordinator. The event is targeted at community members, stu- LillianWaltersandfamilies ]~ Lake Union Covenant Church. ff//~[ Lake Maria is located dents and staffwho are interested in health and healthcare careers. approximately seven miles north- Health fair exhibitors, typically totaling about 30-35, offer hands-on explorations, interactive learning, or samples. The Healthcare Job Fair west of Monticello, five miles north of Maple Lake and 10 miles northeast of Annandale on Wright County Highway 111. offers a chance for area healthcare providers to connect with current and soon-to-graduate healthcare students, as well as community mem- bers looking for employment in the healthcare field. For more information about the Ridgewater Health Fair or Health- care Job Fair, contact Naomi at (320) 234-8562 or Erika at (320) 222-5643. tartar sauce, Tater tots, -Iomerrmde cole February Tidbits made the right call. The next day, I Feb. 27 is National Polar Bear learned that the parking lot wasn't Day. That was a Sunday, so on the It seems that winter continues to plowed until in the afternoon any- 28th, andjustforfun, bears (stuffed, be the main topic in conversations. "Naturally," under God's direction, way. etc.) were brought in for center- "bear" A football party was the theme pieces and some facts were February blessed us with every day this month. In spite of the read. It seems "we" all know polar type of winter weather one should Vikings not in the Super Bowl, pur- bears are white, right? Not so. Their expect: cold, snow, wind, some ply napkins were used. Bingo was fur is not white. Each hair shaft is warmer than normal temperatures played. Coffee and party-type fin- transparent, pigment-free, and has and the "January thaw" that we ger snacks were available. Door a hollow core. The bears look white missed last month. The best part of prizes were won by Peg, Dolores because the hollow cores scatter the weather, in my opinion, was the N., Maymie and Norm. It appeared and reflect light, much like snow 20 days between the need for snow- that the diners enjoyed the Tail- and ice do. In 1979, three polar plowing, gate Chili, Kick-Off Cornbread with bears at the San Diego Zoo turned The thaw made room for the honey butter, Blitz Broccoli Salad green because of the algae colonies record-setting snowiest Febru- and Turf Dessert. growing in the bears' hollow hair ary between the 20th, and 21st. The I took a break to shovel snow shafts. Although the algae weren't northeast wind left higher drifts before going to town for an 80th harmful, they looked peculiar. The than we've had for years, and in birthday party for a diner. Now the zoo veterinarian Phillip Robinson some places where it hadn'f drifted sun is shining so maybe the snow is used a salt solution to kill the algae yet this winter. The neighbor had done for the weekend, and restore the bears' white fur. only to plow the driveway three It is amazing how just a t'able- Adult males overheat quickly when times on the 21st. Three to four cloth brightened the cafeteria on they run as they experience almost hours after shoveling, one couldn't Valentine's-Day. The red velvet mini no heat loss. It was interesting to see where they shoveled. All of this cupcakes were a treat with coffee learn that they do not show up in to say, I used common sense and before ~linner. The Kimball Kruisers infrared (heat-measuring) photo- closed the dining site that day. Din- 4-H "Club made pretty tea-lite can- graphs, again because they do not ers expressed their thoughts that I die holders for each diner,emit detectable heat. All a scien- tist got when he took a picture of a polar bear was a single spot, which was the animal's breath. With paws that can measure up to 12 inches, and are partially webbed, they have been known to swim more than 60 miles without stopping. Lent starts march 9, so remem- ber there are choices on Ash Wednesday and the following Fri- days. You must let me know if you want the Lenten entr6e or the alter- dinner mils, Baked beans, & - omen ade dessert 01PeZz 7 ' a Week hate choice. March 23 is designated as West- erA Day, and of course, the 17th is St. Patrick's Day. Join us for Irish stew. 'Till next time, Rosalea Hoeft, Satellite Site Coordinator KIMBALL LIONS (ALL YOU CAN EAT) Adults: $800 Children 10 & under: $40o Children 3 & under: FRE Serving 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. Fourth Aaaual i Outside: Oty F.d $, Marry, ( 20)