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Thursday, March 12, 2009 Students .4&apos; Youth Page 11 Tr!TCounty News * Kimball, MN Six-graders go to science fair at SCSU KES sixth-grade students that qualified for the science fair at SCSU Feb. 21 are: left to right, back row, Reagon Dockery, Dan- ielle Helgeson, Hanna Hendrick- son, and Savanna Gohman. Front row, Tanner Schreifels, Josh Mill- er, Brady Faber, Grace Kopetzke, and Madison Schreifels. Blue rib- bon award winners were Reagon Dockery, Savanna Gohman, Mad- ison Schreifels, Josh Miller, Dan- ielle Helgeson, and Hanna Hen- drickson. Purple ribbon/med- al winner was Tanner Schreifels. Submitted photo. & Greet two VIKING Legends! Tommy Kramer and Rickv Young March 2009 Food Drive The Kimball Area Food Shelf is starting a new March 2009 food drive. In 2008, they served an aver- age of 42.5 families or 107 persons per month, which reflects a 7 per- cent increase over the 2007 use. Many of the persons using the food shelf have no other place to go for food on their table. Some are disabled, have recently become unemployed, or have medical bills that have set them back. The food shelf receives money from the state which is deter- mined by the amount of money and pounds of food collected dur- ing the month of March, along with the number of persons served during these first three months of the year. They also are a part of the million-dollar Allen Feinstein Foundation Challenge, which means that they will get a portion of that one-million dol- lars determined by the amount of money collected and pounds of food collected during the months of March and April. Last year, they received $285 just from that chal- lenge alone. Financially, the Kimball Area Food Shelf is on a sound base right now, but if a grave emergency were to hit the Kimball area commu- nity, there could be a crisis. This is a plea to help out your neighbors and friends by giving generously to the Kimball Area Food Shelf this March. All mon- ies and food collected are kept in this community. All checks may be sent to: Kimball Area Food Shelf Inc., PO Box 99, Kimball MN 55353. Or food may be dropped off at any of the local churches, schools or the Kimball Area Food Shelf Inc. located at St. Anne's Church. Mary Mathies Kimball Area Food Shelf Coordinator 'Economic Recovery' payments coming By Steven Thayer, District Manager The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which the President signed into law in February, provides for a one-time payment of $250 to people receiv- ing Social Security and Supplemen- tal Security Income (SSI) benefits. The one-time recovery pay- ments will go out in May 2009 and all payments should be received by the end of May. In April, Social Secu- rity will send a letter with additional information to each person who is eligible for the one-time payment. The payments will be sent auto- mafically, meaning no action is required on the part of the person receiving benefits. The economic recovery payments will be made separately from a person's regular monthly payments. All adults who receive Social Security benefits; including dis- abled adult children (but not minor children) are eligible for $250 pay- ment. In addition, all persons who receive SSI payments, including minor children, are eligible for the payment. Anyone who receives benefits or who was eligible to receive benefits during any of the three months prior to enactment (November and December of 2008 and January 2009) will receive the one-time payment as long as the address of record is in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or the Nol:thern Mariana Islands. The payments ll be made in the same way that regular monthly payments are made. People with direct deposit will receive their pay- ments electronically. Those who receive paper checks will receive their payments in the mail. Peo- ple who receive regular payments through the Direct Express debit card Hill receive their one-time payments through the card. If someone receives both Social Security and SSI, only one payment of $250 will be made. The economic recovery legislation also provides for a one-time payment to recip- ients of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Railroad Retire- ment Board (RRB) benefits. How- ever, if you receive Social Security or SSI benefits and you also receive VA and/or RRB benefits, you will only receive one $250 payment. The Social Security Administration will send you this payment. To assist in processing the pay- ments as efficiently as possible. please do not contact Social Secu- rity unless you do not receive a pay- ment by June 4, 2009. Information is available at <www.socialsecurity gou> and will be updated regularly. To learn more about the Ameri- can Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, visit <www. recovery.gou>. Winter Band Concert The Kimball Area High School Bands will perform their Winter Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. Mon- day, March 16, in the North Gym of Kimball Area High School. Included in the concert will be the premier performance of this year's Jazz Band, the Jr. High Band and the Sr. High Band, perform- ing pieces that will be used in their upcoming concert tour to Chicago andat Large Group Contest. Please join us for a late-winter celebration of instrumental music. Wright County Jail open house The new Wright County Jail and Law Enforcement Center will be hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21. There will be informative guided tours of the jail with refreshments served. Shuttle service is planned from the parking lots and from off- site parking if necessary. Repre- sentatives from the County Board, Sheriff's Office, KKE Architects, and Adolfson and Peterson Con- struction will be on hand to facil- itate the tours and answer ques- tions related to this project. In the event of a weather cancel- lation, the alternate tour date is March 28. The Law Enforcement Center is located at 3800 Braddock Ave. NE, just north of the County Pub- lic Works Building. Solo 8: ensemble contest The Kimball Senior High Choir members had an outstanding showing at Solo and Ensemble Contest at Paynesville March 3. We received several State Supe- rior's which is the highest grade possible. The ensemble received a Subsection Superior and a State Section Excellent: Nick Ander- son, Rochelle Bock, Maria Don- nay, Mellissa Huhn. Crystal Lahr, Emily Mansicka, Chelsey Maus, Weston Vetsch, Amber Besonen, and Kelsey Vigoren, Samantha Stuve, Mitchell Hurrle, Brooke Merten, Kelsey Theisen, Amanda Gageby, Camen Markgraf. Subsection Excellent: Rochelle Bach, and Nick Anderson. Subsection Superior and State Section Excellent: Chelsey Maus, Brooke Merten, and Kelsey Theisen. State Section Superior: Maria Donnay, Mitchell Hurrle, Mellissa Huhn. 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