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]:10" Thursday, April 15, 2010 6 Church Obit. Tri-Coun News * Kimball, MN -- ---------------:- --  " ...... lgTdjSl.&apos;:..':..liliii41 i'.:! / ::     i:: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Looney Lutherans to visit Ostmark Lutheran Church The Ostmark Women of the ELCA have invited the Looney Lutherans to their Spring Lun- cheon Event slated for Saturday, May 1. This trio of wacky women is a team of professional actresses that has come together in a fun and interactive, family-friendly show. The characters they play, Gin- ger, Bella and Lois, are on tour pro- moting their new cookbook: Use Your Food. A guide to healthyliving inside and out, from our kitchen to yours Eat like a Lutheran! Using music and comedy, these gals share some age-old wisdom for living a long and healthy life, the Lutheran way. The talented women in the Looney Lutheran group have been performing for years as actresses, singers and improvisers in the Twin Cities and across the coun- try, and all have been cast mem- bers of the popular Church Base- ment Ladies productions pre- sented at the Plymouth Playhouse over recent years. As the Loo- ney Lutherans they are in high demand across +the country and appeared at the Nebraska Area ELCA Synod Convention last year. "But," they say, "you don't have to be Lutheran to love 'em!" The Ostmark event will begin with a luncheon at 12 noon fol- lowed, by the Looney Lutheran program. The afternoon will end at approximately 2 p.m. with ttie presentation of door prizes. Tickets for this event are $12 in advance and may be purchased at the Thrivent office in Litchfield, at Gohmann's Foods in Kimball, or from Ostmark WELCA members. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $15. Benefit for Sarah Gohman A spaghetti dinner benefit for Sarah Gohman, daughter of Steve and Sue Gohman is planned for Saturday, May 8. The dinner is from 4-8 p.m. at the American Legion in Kimball. Dinner is $7 for adults, children 10 and under are $4, and age 3 and under are free. A silent auction will be from 4-8:30 p.m. Drinks and Karaoke are from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Main Street Pub in Kimball with pro- ceeds benefitting Sarah. To make a donation, contact Steve Gohman at (320) 249-7000, Tom Ehlinger at (320) 250-2411, or Eric Blommer at (320) 333-5579, or mail to: Sarah Gohman Bene- fit, PO Box 12t, Kimball MN 55353 (checks payable to Sarah Gohman Benefit). Sarah was admitted to the hos- pital Jan. 7, with complete kidney failure. Later that evening, she was- diagnosed with a rare blood dis- ease called Thrombotic Throm- bocytopenic Purpura (TTP). This is a rare, life-threatening, multi- system disorder that attacks the blood. This disease is not cur- able, but can be put into remis- sion. Sarah spent the next 28 days in the hospital receiving treat- ments to stabilize her. She is now at home, but spends three days a week receiving a treatment called plasmapheresis. This procedure is used to put the TTP into remis- sion. TTP is a very unpredictable .disease and can take anywhere from a few months to a year to get into remision. Sarah's kidneys may function on their own. If not, she will need a transplant. At this time, Sarah isallowed only to work limited hours, causing her to lose her employer-provided benefits. Now that she has a pre-existing condition, she is unable to obtain insurance elsewh.ere. unerai Car,,,,, e , J Burtal and Cremation Servlces View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055 Obituaries alsocan be found on-line at www. trico u n tyn ews. MN (There were no obituaries this week.) Benefit for Kaisha Beumer Spaghetti supper benefit, silent auction and bake sale for Kaisha Marie Beumer The benefit is planned for 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Wat- kins Village Hall. Adult admission is $6, children ages 4-12 are $3, and under age 3 eat flee. Kaisha is the 6-month old daugh- ter of Jelaine and Craig Beumer of 'Vatkins. She has been in the hospi- tal for 5 of her 6 months of life. Doc- tors are still trying to determine the exact cause of Kaisha's illness. The benefit is sponsored by St. Johns Lutheran Church of Kimball. Supplemental funds are provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. ASSE student exchange program ASSE International Student Exchange Program is looking for good families to host high school foreign exchange students for the 2010-2011 school year. ASSE stu- dents are from countries all over the world, including Germany, France, Russia, Japan, China, Scandinavian Countries, and many more. The sending coun- try screens the students, most of whom are fluent in English. The host familyis able to select the stu- dent from a list of available stu- dents: The students have guide- lines, which they must follow, and they come with medical insurance and their own spending money. The host family needs to provide a bed, food, some transportation, Second Annual Volunteer Summit The Second Annual Volunteer Sflmmit will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the St. Cloud Civic Center. Last year, more than 100 community mem- bers collaborated at the first sum- mit in an effort to bring central Minnesota volunteering to the next level. Last year's event spawned a grassroots group that has taken the energy and directives from the original summit to the next level of group organization. The For The Love of Haiti food pdckaging event was completed recently as a result. Also, an online tool that supports increasing the level of volunteer- ism and enhances volunteer expe- riences in our community has been created. Greg Vandal and Brian Myres are co-chairs of this volunteer initiative. At the summit, participants will: Review a short video and high- lights of the work that has been accomplished so far Witness the unveiling of a new community-wide online resource that supports all community members wanting to improve vol- unteerism Network and brainstorm ideas with other community lead- ers both in and out of your indus- try-specialty area on how to fur- ther spread this effort into our community Find ways that you, your orga- nization, and others in the com- munity can contribute to this effort and malte an impact in the community Support the planning of a community-wide volunteer effort this fall to set a Guinness Record for the Largest Volunteer Event in history To register, go to <www.sctimes. com/VolunteerSummit>, or call (320) 252-0227 as soon as possible. Children invited to cruise with students . Students and staff of St. Cloud State University's Shoemaker Hall and the Residential Life Associa- tion will host a Carnival Cruise, a mini-carnival for children of the community, from 1-4 p.m. Satur- day, April 17, in Shoemaker Hall on the campus of St. Cloud State. Yotmgsters are invited to campus for several hours of games, activities, food and entertainment for children ages 3-9. There is no cost for the event. and an understanding of teenhg- ers. The host family receives on- going support from ASSE. The exchange student is expected to become an active participant in the host family, learning about life in the United States. Hosting is easier and more rewarding than most people realize. Become a host family today! Please contact the local ASSE coordinator, Rich Barkalow, at (320) 250-4867 or (800) 736-2773 ASSE is a non-profit, tax- exempt public benefit organiza- tion. ASSE is officially designated as an exchange visitor program by the United States Department of State. Clara Foundation hosting 'Stickin' to it' The Clara's Foundation pres- ents "Stickin' to it" - a benefit for Clara's House 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the Performing Arts Cen- ter at Sank Rapids-Rice High School. The benefit includes entertainment from keynote speaker Marya Horn- bacher, author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated "Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia" and "Mad- ness: A Bipolar Life," youth from Clara's House, and a special perfor- mance by the Sank Rapids-Sartell Drumline. A dessert recelStion and book signing are set to follow. All donations directly benefit Clara's House and will allow them to continue to provide their pro- grams to help children and ado- lescents with chemical depen- dence or mental health issues in an atmosphere filled with warmth, compassion, caring and healing. Tickets are $50 and are buy- one-get-one-free. Visit <www.>, or call the Cen- traCare Health Foundation office at (320) 240-2810 for details. The 63rd annual First Cavalry Division Association National Reunion will take place in Bloom- ington, Minn. June 2-6, at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., in Minneap- olis. Veterans of all wars and eras who served in the First Cavalry Division, and their families, are encouraged to attend. Highlights include: static dis- plays of aircraft, war era and unit lunches, tours of the local area, sweetheart dance, banquet and memorial service. In addition, the Association will hold a breakfast for First Cavalry Gold Star Families (family members who lost a loved Reunion of First Cavalry to be in Bloomington one in service to our nation) as well as veterans who want to honor and remember their fallen comrades together with their families. On odd-numbered years, the reunion takes place at Fort Hood, Texas, and on even-numbered years, at various locations across the U.S. This year's reunion will be hosted by the Walter H. Westman Northland Chapter of the First Cavalry Division Association. The Minnesota chapter was founded eight years ago by then 92-year old Westman, an origin "horse soldier" who was drafted in 1942, and because he was n experi- enced horseman, joined the Cavalry's Care Now offering RESPITE CARE mounted division. Westman served in the Seventh Cavalry when the unit was sent to invade the Admiralty Islands in the Philippines. A native of Anoka, Minnesota, Westman and his wife operated Hilltop Riding Academy near what is now Colum- bia Heights, Minn. for many years. He has recently turned 100 years old and will be welcoming his fellow Cav troopers to this year's reunion. West- man is known to be the oldest living member of the First Cavalry. For details on the reunion, or to register, visit <>, or call the Association office, (254) 547-6537. Amenities to meet your needs: 3 meals per day & snacks Scheduled exercise and activities Church activities, including mass 3 times/too. Housekeeping/laundry services Medication services with LPN/RN services available ii 24 hours per day Heritage House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Finest For more Information: Joye (luast, LPN/Manager or Kim LPNIAsst. Manager (320)