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Pa00e 20 Community 'Tiny Bubbles' and Hawaiian music filled the air Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins invited Johnny Pineapple to perform for residents and family. Some of the staff and residents became part of the show. The scheduled pig roast was snowed out, but the concert couldn't have come at a better time: Friday, April 19, was a cold and dreary day, and several inches of snow were still to come. The brief tropical blast was much appreciated! Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Thursday, April 25, 2013 Tri-County News \\; First-time homebuyer education One Step Closer to Homeownership If you are looking to purchase your first home, now is the time to participate in Home Stretch! Home Stretch is a first-time home- buyer workshop that takes partic- ipants through the entire home buying process. In one day, you will learn about credit, qualify- ing for a mortgage, shopping for a home, the closing process, basic home maintenance, and afford- able mortgage products that may be available to first-time home- buyers. Some affordable mortgage products, government loans, and down payment and closing cost assistance programs may require a buyer to receive a Home Stretch certificate. Homebuyer education is also offered as an online course. Framework is a new online tool to prepare you for successful home- ownership. Framework will pro- vide you with the facts you need to become a knowledgeable buyer. Many lenders have approved Framework to meet homebuyer education requirements. The reg- istration link can be found at Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, a non-profit organi- zation providing affordable hous- ing services to the central region of Minnesota, coordinates the Home Stretch workshop, The next workshop will be offered in St. Cloud Wednesday, May22, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Liberty Bank. Registration is required, and participants will receive a completion certificate at the end of the workshop. To register for the online Framework course or the Home Stretch workshop, please contact Kelly at (320) 258-0681, and visit our website www.cmhp. net, for more information. Pre-purchase counseling is also available by appointment and is strongly recommended prior to taking Home Stretch. This is a free service to anyone who wants to speak with a certified home- ownership counselor about their financial situation prior to buying a home. Do You Have A Safe Deposit Box? eryone should have a safe place to store important papers, valuables and hard-to-replace items, A Safe Deposit Box is a smart, inexpensive place to keep and protect your belongings from fire, theft, or loss. For only pennies a day, a Safe Deposit Box can provide maximum security and peace of mind. HARVEST BANK KIMBALL/MAIN OFFICE SAINT AUGJSTA OFFICE ATWATER OFFICE 398-3500 251-6100 974-8861 1 KANDIYOHI OFFICE 382-6100 Member FDIC V3