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Thursday, April 28, 2011 Community Tri-County News * Kimball, MN Letter to the E&tor Just a note to tell you how great the front page of the TCN "in color" is! The young couple on the front page for April 7 was superb. Though I moved to St. Cloud a few years back to be closer to some Donations for Lake Union Cemetery Donations are needed for mow- ing of the Lake Union Cemetery. Please send donations to Jerry Hok- kala, 33750-748th Avenue, South Haven MN 55382. Thank you. of the kids, I still read the TCN page by page. Keep up the good work. Allie Mae Lang St. Cloud Maine Prairie Cemetery clean-up The Maine Prairie Cemetery clean-up day has been set for Sat- urday, April 30. Start time is 8 a.m. In case of inclement weather, May 7 is the alternate day. Any help is appreciated. Maine Prairie Cemetery Board KIMBALL CLEAN-UP DAY SAT., MAY 7, 9am-12pm Camp Friendship open house Come to an open house Sun- day, May 1, and learn more about the services Friendship Ventures provides for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Open house will be held at Camp Friendship near Annandale from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Staff members will give tours and be available to answer questions about programs, volunteer and donor opportuni- ties, and more. For more informa- tion and driving directions, visit our website at www.friendship, or call (952) 852-0101, or (800) 450-8376. Watkins Lions Event April 30 The Watldns Lions Club is plan- ning their First Annual Bean Bag Tournament, Soup and Chili Cook- off, and Silent Auction for Saturda April 30. This will be at the Watldns Skat- ing Rink. The Bean Bag Tournament begins at 2 p.m. at $20 per team. Payout is based on the number of teams. To register, call Bud's Bar at (320) 764-2837, or Shorty's Bar at (320) 764- 9442. The Soup & Chili Cook-off is from 4-7 p.m. There will be first- and second-place judges and Peo- ple's Choice Awards for best soup and chili. To enter your favorite soup or chili, at no charge, call Jerry at (320) 764-6622. To "eat all-you- can-eat" is $5. The Silent Auction is from 4-7 p.m. If you would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact Jerry at (320) 764-6622, or Jason at (320) 764-2796. All proceeds are for the benefit of the skating rink. Photo tribute to honor Stearns County veterans April is National County Gov- ernment Month. The theme.., serv- ing our veterans and their families. Join us in taking this opportunity to pay tribute to all the local men and women who have served in the armed forces by submitting a photo of the veteran in your life. These photos will go into an online trib- ute on the Stearns County website. Along with the photo, a short story or tribute may be written about the veteran. The veteran in the photo may be in uniform or civilian clothes, it doesn't matter. We are looking for photos and stories from ALL veterans, regard- less of when, where and how they served. Each has a unique story. They are Stearns County's story. If you have a photo, but don't have a way to submit it online, you can bring it down to the Stea- rns County Administration Cen- ter, Administration Office, Monday through Friday, anytime between 8-4:30, and staffwill scan it for you. Photos can be submitted through Sunday, May 22. After that time, all pictures will remain in our online photo gallery, but will also be printed and displayed in the rotunda entrance area of the County's Administration Building through Memorial Day. To submit a photo online, just go to the Stearns County website at www. co.stearns, mn. us. Page 3 Card of Thanks 00Jf00rtdnl shower Legion Auxiliary meeting May 9 The extended families of Louis O. Erpelding want to thank all those who showed such kindness and love at the time of our aunt and great aunt's passing. A special thank you to Father Brunner for a lovelyMass and won- derful story of her life; to Father Gross, Mary Streit, and the choir for meaningful music; to the pall- bearers, gift-bearers, and Eucha- ristic ministers for their help. A very special thank you to Tom Ertl for a great job of funeral arrangements and wake service; to Ron Erpelding for a superb eulogy of Louise's life; to the cir- cle for serving the delicious lun- cheon, to all who brought food to the wake service and funeral lun- cheon, and donations at the store. This has been greatly appreci- ated and will be always remem- bered. Blessing to you all. Families of Louise O. Erpelding Senior Citizens met April 18 The Kimball Senior Citizens group met Monday, April 18, for their regular monthly meeting. All repeated the Pledge of All- egience to the Flag of the United States of America. After the meeting the group played cards with Darby Cur- tis and Anita Hoefer receiving the high scores, and Toots Capes get- ting the door prize. Ann Hamilton served lunch. Sally Hilary will serve at the May Meeting. Reported by Ann Hamilton NA meets in Kingston Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in Kingston meets every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingston. If questions, please call (320) 286-2406. Kimball Days- crafters/vendors Kimball Days committee is looking for crafters and vendors to proudly display their items. If inter- ested, please contact Joyce at (320) 398-8643, or Gloria at (320) 267- 4516. June 1 is the deadline to reg- ister. Buffalo Hospital Emergency Dept. changes "Buffalo Hospital has a long tra- dition of providing excellent care to patients," said Jennifer Mys- ter, president, Buffalo Hospital "Each year, we treat close to 22,000 patients in our Emergency Depart- ment with highly trained emer- gency providers and advanced life- saving equipment and technology." As a part of the Emergency Phy- sicians Professional Association (EPPA), Buffalo Hospital's Emer- gency Department doctors are board-certified in emergency med- icine and have trained at Level I Trauma centers. The Emergency Department also offers a wide- range of specialists on call for emergency treatment, including orthopedics. Full-service imaging and laboratory services are avail- able 24-hours a day. Emergency Department changes effective June 1 Buffalo Hospital, named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, announced changes to services available in its Emergency Department. Effective June 1, Urgent Care services will no longer be available in the Emergency Department. Patients will be directed to nearby, conveniently located options for Urgent Care, including: Buffalo Clinic's Urgent Care ser- vices, available from 1 to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Allina Medical Clinic, Buffalo, which offers extended clinic hours on Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Satur- days from 9 a.m. to noon. Allina Medical Clinic, Annan- dale and Allina Medical Clinic, St. Michael also offer extended hours on certain days of the week. More information is available at MinuteClinic, located within Buffalo's Cub Foods, also offers diagnosis and treatment for com- mon illnesses from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "These changes are being made to better serve our patients with the right care, at the right time and in the most appropriate setting for their health care needs," said Laura Jenkins, COO/CFO, Buffalo Hospi- tal. Buffalo Hospital recently earned a Level III Trauma Center designa- tion from the Minnesota Depart- ment of Health's Minnesota State- wide Trauma System. Schefers An open house bridal shower is planned for Jennifer Schefers, bride-to-be of Brad Andries for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Holy Cross School in Pearl Lake. Parents of the couple are The- resa Schefers of Kimball and Doug and Kathy And_des of MarshaU. The couple is registered at Tar- get, Shopko, andWalmart. The Frederick A. Metcalf Unit 261 Legion Auxiliary meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 9. This will be a pot-luck supper in honor of Gold Star Mothers. The meeting will follow. Cindy May Public Relations Officer Schwieter An open house bridal shower for Becky Schwieter, bride-to-be of Jeff Brutger will be at 1:30 Sunday, May 1, in theVFW Hall in Watkins. Parents of the couple are Rick and Cheryl Schwieter of New Munich, and Jerry (lake) and Renee Brutger of Kimball. The couple is registered at Target and Walmart. Hazardous item, Time to clean closets, your garage, storage shed, office and more. uters   Tires I 00NN/ SEE website for details: GARBAGE DUMPSTE $20 a  bad Crafts & Vendors Sa Celebrating Home  Man Cave Pampered Chef  Tupperware O Tastefully Simple by Kimball United Methodist Womeit 15t Annual Watk, ns L,ons Sat., April 30, 4-7 pm Watkins Skating Rink n Tournamen 2 pm $201per team Payout based on number of teems To register call: Bud's Bar: 320-764-2837 or Shorty's Bar: 320-764-9442 :E SALE. Begins at 2 pm & Chili Cook-off 4-7 pm * I st & 2 nd Place Judges & People's Choice Awards for Best Soup & Chili enter your favorite Soup or Chili (No charge to enter) Call Jerry: 320-764-6622 Silent Auction 4-7 pm If you like to donate to the Silent Auction, please contact Jerry: 320-764-6622 or Jason: 320-764-2796 |ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE SKATING RINK