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Thursday, April 29, 2010 .ltetQ _ Leisure Page 13 !Z-= -  .............. ]nH]]]]]&apos;"]]] ] IIIIIII Kimball Lions collect for Food Shelf DNR reminds ATV operators to avoid wetlands The Kimball Lions had their Second Annual Food Shelf Scavenger Hunt. They collected food, money, and other needed items for the food shelf this past Saturday. It took three vehicles to get it to the food shelf. The Lions would like to thank all that donated to our Scavenger Hunt. "WE had a lot of fun doing it, and all efforts are appreciated. It is nice to live in.such a caring community. Thank you, again, from the Kimball Lions." Submitted photo. History of Poppy Day lives were sacrificed for America's freedom during the wars. Continued support of the Poppy program improves the lives of the veterans who make the poppies. Although the earnings are min- imal, the veteran poppy-maker realizes a sense of worth as a wage earner. A mental satisfaction of financial independence is devel- oped. The veteran poppy-mak- er's therapeutic and rehabilitative healing process is also improved through the physical use of the body. Thousands of veterans and their families benefit from the proceeds of poppy distribution. The financial assistance provided to them helps to defray hous- ing, clothing, education, medical, transportation, and many other daily expenses. During the trying time of war and through evil acts of terror- ism, it has become more appar- ent that we need to show our grat- itude and thank those men and women in uniform, and include those who have paid the ultimate price so that we could remain liv- ing in a free country under God. There is not a better way to say THANK YOU than to wear a poppy as a reminder that we will "always remember." We have JlJ00W Plat Books with 9-1-1 addresses and legal land descriptions from $23. 00 + tax downtown Kimball (320) 398-5000 As we look ahead to Memo- rial Day weekend with its count- down to the last day of school, the opening of swimming pools, and the running of the Indianap- olis 500-Mile Race, let us stop for just a moment and look back to the month of May in another time, May 1918. America was engaged in a world war, the first time this young coun- try had joined forces with other nations to defend the free society. The young men of the American Expeditionary Forces faced a war in France more cruel than they could have imagined, war fought from trenches that stretched from Switzerland to the North Sea. That May of 1918, they spent week after week crouched in trenches filling with spring rain, turning the earth that had been frozen to mud. On those spring breezes came waves of mustard gas, and the smell of death. That same rain and warm sun that added to the terrible condi- tions in the trenches made the wild poppies grow, field after field of bright red poppies growing where thousands had died. It was nature's memorial to the lost friends and comrades, a sym- bol of their sacrifice, a sy/nbol that is now a memorial to all men and women who have died serving their country in wars. It is a small reminder to the American public that millions have died so there could be a 500-mile race weekend, so children could go to school, so there would be an America as we know it today. Saturday, May 8, the mem- bers of the American Legion Aux- iliary, the mothers, wives, daugh- ters, sisters, granddaughters or great-granddaughters of the men and women who have honor- ably served their country during a declared war, will once again ask the citizens of this community to remember the sacrifice that has been made for America by wear- ing a poppy. This memorial poppy is not only a personal tribute to the dead, but it also honors the living veteran and helps with rehabilita- tion work. You see, the poppy we will distribute in return for a con- tribution is made by veterans, to remember veterans, and to help veterans. When you wear this little red flower, it helps to keep alive the kind of patriotism so necessary in this great country of ours. As long as such a feeling exists in our hearts, we need not fear for the future of our nation for we will never forget the price of war, and the responsibility for freedom. Wear a poppy on Poppy Day, and show that you, too, honor the millions who served America. Anita Hoofer, Poppy Chairman, Unit 261 "And now the Torch and Poppy red We wear in honor of our dead. Fear not that ye have died for naught; WeVl teach the lessons that ye wrought In Flanders Fields." We Shall Keep Faith, Moina Michael In November 1918, Moina Belle Michael, "The Poppy Lady" from Georgia, distributed poppies to businessmen and asked them to wear the poppy as a tribute to those who died in battle. During the early 1920s, at its national conven- tions, The American Legion, and its Auxiliary adopted the poppy as its memorial flower, and man- dated that contributions received from the distribution of the pop- pies be used for the sole purpose of aiding veterans and their families. Thus, the Poppy program began. Through the years, the Poppy program has grown to meet the needs of America's veterans of wars. Today, distribution of the poppy, a beautiful, petite, bright red flower, continues to assist hos- pitalized and disabled veterans in need" of rehabilitation and finan- cial assistance. It still remains as a symbol honoring those whose The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators that riding ATVs, or other off-high- way vehicles (OI-IVs) in wetlands or public waters is illegal. Wet[ands are fragile and are easily damaged. These types of ATV violations can carry stiffer fines and penalties. When riding in ditches, ATV operators are allowed to drive on a roadway shoulder or inside bank of a public road right-of-way, if neces- sary, to avoid obstructions or envi- ronmentally sensitive areas. ', good rule of thumb is that if you would create damage with your ATV by going through that wetland or sensitive area in the ditch, you can legally go around it," said Con- servation Officer Leland Owens, recreational vehicle coordinator, Division of Enforcement. "Riders should use extreme caution and must remain in the farthest right- hand lane, enter the roadway within 100 feet of the bridge, obstacle, or area, and make the crossing with- out delay. ATV riders should always use extreme caution when riding the ditches because of the numer- ous hazards they contain." ATV operators should also know: A valid driver's license is required to operate an ATV on a road rights-of-way, including ditches, inside and outside slopes, and crossing roads. A driver's license is not needed when riding on a designated trail. Unless registered and used exclusively for agricultural pur- poses, ATVs may not be driven in the ditch of a state or county road from April 1 to Aug. 1 in the agricul- tural zone. The agricultural zone is the area lying south and west of a line that goes east along State High- way 10 from the North Dakota bor- der to State Highway 23, then fol- lows Highway 23 east to State High- way 95 and the Wisconsin bor- der. The agricultural zone does not include the rights-of-way of these boundary highways. Class 2 ATVs cannot be oper- ated in road ditches except when riding on a portion of right-of-way that is part of a designated trail. Cities, towns, counties, and road authorities may further reg- ulate the operation of ATVs under their jurisdiction. Check with the appropriate unit of government for additional regulations. The U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regulate motor vehicle use on federal lands. Check with the managing agency before riding on these lands. For more information on safe and legal ATV operation, visit <dnr.>, or request a copy of the 2009-10 Off- Highway Vehicles Regulations booklet by calling the DNR Infor- mation Center, (651) 296-6157 (888- 646-6367 toil-free) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Fri- day. Photograph the great outdoors How to successfully photograph the great outdoors will be the sub- ject of a program at Lake Maria State Park on Saturday, May 8, beginning at 10 a.m. at the park's nature cen- ter. Leading the session will be vet- eran professional photographer Iohn Pennoyer of Maple Grove who has conducted workshops for many organizations and is a member of the Nature Camera Club. "This free program - for adults and youth- is designed for all levels of camera experience," says Mark Crawford, park manager. "Follow- ing the program at the center, par- ticipants can take a short hike to put their knowledge to work." For more information and direc- tions, call the park office at (763) 878-2325 or visit its website at <>. A $5 vehicle entry fee will be required for those without an annual permit. Lake Maria State Park is located approximately seven miles north- west of Monticello, five miles north of Maple Lake and 10 miles north- east ofAnnandale onWright County Highway 111. You'll find hundreds of great photos online in the "Photo Gallery" at www.tricou ntyn ews. M N SPORT SCHEDULES Kimball Cubs EV-Watkins Ea Baseball- TItUI1SDAY, APIRIL 29, 4 RM. V. EDEN VALLEY- Thursday, April 29, 4 p.m., at Kimball WATKINS (DOUBLEHEADER) Monday, May 3, 4:30 p.m., v. BBE (at Elrosa) Monday, May 3, 4:30 p.m. at HLWW THURSDAY, MAY 6, 4 P.M.V. HLWW Thursday, May 6, 4 p.m. at BBE (Doubleheader) Monday, May 10, 4:30 p.m. at Pierz Softball Thursday, Aprf129,4p.m. at EV-W (Doubleheader) THUBSDAY, APBIL29,4&6P.M.V. KIMBALL MONDAY, MAY3, 4:30 P.M.V. HLWW Saturday, May 1, 11:30 a.m. at Litehfield THURSDAY, MAY 6, 4 P.M.V. BBE MONDAY, MAY 3, 4:30 P.M., V. BBE (DOUBLEHEADER) THURSDAY, MAY 6, 4 AND 5:30 P.M., V. HLWW Tuesday, May 7, 5 p.m. at Swanville MONDAY, MAY 10, 4 P.M.V. PIERZ Boys' Kimball-EV-W Golf Friday, tpril 30, 9:30 a.rn. at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Monday, May 10, 2 p.m. at Annandale (Southbrook) TIIURSDAY, MAY 26, 4:I5 P.M.V. BBE Girls' Kimball-EV-W Golf Friday, April 30, 4:15 p.m: BBE, H L'W'W, Maple Lake, Pierz, Rockford, at Hollydale (Plymouth) Thursday, May 6, 4:15 p.m. at HLWV Monday, May 10, 4:15 p.m. at Maple Lake (Albion Ridges) Thursday, May 20, 4:15 p.m. at Pier EV-W- Kimball Track Thursday, April 29, 4 p.m. at Maple Lake Relays "Iaesday, May 4, 4:15 p.m., at BBE Friday, May 7, 4:15 p.m., at St. Iohn's Prep Tuesday, May 11, TBD at Roeori