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2 Onininn " Thursday, May 7, 2009 I. _ ws Kim?all, Miiiii .... .... ": i: ..... :%: "SlicesofLife" r ..... ..... y Jean Doran Mama In honor of National I k [Ji p, VV3 ,] Two most recent 00asons for change Teacher Apprectatton Week As I&apos;ve mentioned before, we're can/swine flu had been confirmed SGmething came across my one family deal with a death and in the process of re-doing our in Cold Spring. But the pages had desk this week that made me real- another with a birth - all while POSTMASTER: Send address newspaper Web site. Those of us already gone, and it would be ize what I already knew:' Teach- finding time to explain the intri- changes to the Tri-County News, who have been working on this another week before the next ers have the best job on the planet, cacies of both situations to two P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353. since January know all too well issue. Why do I think this? It's simple, dozen wide-eyed first graders. The Tri-County News (USPS 639- why we need a new Web site. With the new Web site, we'llbe Their work is filled with perks and Emotional issues scare me. I. 180) is entered at the Post Office, But in the past two weeks we've able to put the latest information extras that most of us can only don't want to confront them or Kimball, Minnesota 55353, as Periodi- seen two very good reasons that released by county or state offi- dream about, educate others about feelings, cats. It is published Thursdays by the can help everyone understand cials, as we receive it. For starters, the variety is to die Isn't that why we hire teachers in Tri-County News, Inc., P.O. Box 220, why we need a newWeb site. (The latest, by the way, as of for. Where else can you look for the first place? Kimball MN 55353, Stearns County. Two weeks ago there was afire press time, is that the threat is head lice, cleanup vomit, and pass The demands- I mean oppor- LOCATION: Our office is at 70 at the Holker farm. It happened on dissipating. Stearns County has out cupcakes all in the course of tunities - thrust upon teachers Main Street South in downtown a hot and windy night, and people closed their Emergency Opera- one morning? have an amazing effect on brain- Kimball. Weekday office hours are far and wide saw the flames. But lions Center (as of Monday after- As much as I. wish I could, I power. The mgmory skills of the Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday it happened on a Thursday night, noon), but maintains their hotline can't handle so many tasks in average teacher are without limit, through Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Our and it would be a full week before at(320) 650-5802. The state hotline suchashort period. Ihave toput Teachers, as a matter of course, telephone and fax number is (320) the next issue of the Tri-County is (800) 657-3903. So, even though my socks on one foot at a time. can remember names (first and 398-5000. E-rdail can be addressed News. I did get photos the morning the virus seems to be weakening, Besides, when it comes to identi- last) of every child, parent and sib- to<>.OurWeb after, but no one saw them until this is a good "rehearsal" for when fying lice, I'm not sure I have the ling who has crossed their class- site is <>. We that next Thursday's paper, it (or something worse) returns, aptitude. Sadly. room since 1991. They can do this also have a drop site at Ertl Hard- With the new Web site, we can Practice good hygiene (wash those What else? Teachers get to prac- in any environment - the library, ware Hank in downtown Watkins. have a photo and at least a brief hands, cover those coughs). Make tice their telepathic skills on a church, gasstationorgrocerystore DEADLINE: 2 p.m. Monday. description of what was going on contingency plans for your family, daily basis. They are expected to - any time of day or night, even if RATES: Subscription rates are within minutes of us getting the your business, your other obliga- identify which of their students is the person in question is wearing $30/year (520 for age 62 and old- information - certainly first thing tions.) using drugs, who is lagging behind a Halloween costume, er) in Minnesota; S40/year ($30 that next morning. These are just two examples of in social studies, who didn't get a I do not possess these super- for seniors) elsewhere in the U.S. Theft, just as that drama was what we'll be able to do with the healthy breakfast and how many human facial identification skills. Single copy price is 75 cents. calming down, another arose, new site. It will launch within a kids have met their reading goals. If I see the woman from the post STAFF: Jean Doran Matua, The threat of pandemic swine flu weekorso, and we trust that you'll I have a hard time keeping tabs office anywhere other than the Editor and Publisher loomed. Literally as l was send- be as excited about it as we are. on my own four kids, and two post office (at the grocery store, Sue Hughes: Creative Designer ing the pages of the paper to be (When you go to our current site, of them don't even have reading for instance) I am in a quandary. I Maxine Doran: Admin. Asst. printed, news was breaking that a you'll be automatically redirected goals. I could never keep track of don't knowwho she is or where she Jacqui .DuBois: Staff Writer case of H1N1 novel/North Ameri- to the new site, when it's ready,) 30. As for breakfast, I usually skip belongs. : it myself, so I wouldn't be much It's clear I don't have what it The staff of the Tri-County News g!ettcr to the Editor helpthere, takes to complete a job applica-recognizes that it has a responsi- A teacher's days are carefree tion (much less get an interview) bility to report the news accurate- with little or no pressure to get for the best job on the planet. I'll [y and fairly, and that it is account- things done. In addition to the have to leave all the fame, glory able to the public. Please contact Not enough thank-you's in this world! regular curriculum, ongoing edu- and incredible perks (not to men- our office if you feel we've fatten cation, training on new technol- lion the big-buck paychecks) to short of that objective. My husband and I were both asklingering'questionswehadlate ogy, correcting student home- those good folks who call them- LETTERS: The Tri-County News diag(aosed with cancer. It. was at night. That alone allowed us to work and trying to come up with selves teachers, welcomes letters promoting the ex- exactly 30 days after he was diag- sleep just a little bit better, a unique and spiffy Mother's Day And, while the teachers of the change of ideas and opinions. To be nosed that I found out the heart- Last, but not least, we were able gift for their class to make, all they world may have the best job on the considered for publication, letters sinking news. We both want to to stay at the American-Cancer have to do is prepare students for planet, the rest of us have some- should address a topic of current or extend our gratitude and grateful- Society Hope Lodge. Hope Lodge required assessments and stun- thing even better: the teachers general interest. Private thanks, po- hess to the American Cancer Soci- is a free housing arrangement in dardized tests so their school can themselves..They do more with Uticat self- promotion, libelous [et- ety, the Relay For Life Teams and Rochester, Minn. for adult can- qualify for funding needed to pre- less, create something out of noth- ters, or letters denigrating character the hundreds of volunteers who cer patients and a caregiver while pare students for required assess- ing and spend the entire day help- or reputation will not be pubUshed. helped us through this last year. receiving treatment for a length ments and standardized tests. No ing our kids grow and learn. As All letters must bear the writer's sig- We utilized the AmericarL Can- longer than three consecutive pressure there, for all their perks? I only wish we nature, address and telephone num- cer Society's services to help us days. What a fabulous place! The Ilike a little pressure in my day. could give them more. ber. We reserve the)'ight to edit for educate ourselves with the free lit- friendships we forged are lifelong, The lack of pressure at our schools Jill Pertler is a syndicated col- clarity and readability. erature about what we were about and the peace of mind you have might make me bored and in need umnist and award-winning free- LEGAL PUBLICATION: The Tri- to face and our choices for treat- while there is unexplainable, of a nap. Then again, I don't detest lance writer. She appreciates your County News is the publication merit. I was able to receive a free So, THANK-YOU from the but- naps, comments and can be reached at of record for the city of Kimball, wig and scarves, and to partake tomofourheartsforgivingofyour Opportunities for emotional <pertmn@qwesrnet>, or you can Independent School District #739, in the Look Good Feel Better pro- time and talents, and m.aking our growth abound in the field of edu- check out her Web site at <http:// Clearwater River Watershed Dis- gram. This program is led byvol- cancerjourney so much easier and cation. Inthecourseofoneweek, a marketing-by-design.horne.mchsi, trict, Stearns County, and the unteer cosmetologists to help less worrisome. A Hug from us to teacher may be called upon to help corn>. Townships of Fair Haven, Kingston me cope with my changing skin you. May we all be able to help and Maine Prairie. and looks. This class gave me the the next person who hears that RECYCLING: The Tri-County chance to talk with other cancer dreaded "C" word. D C D V Newsis printed with soyinkson patients and realize I wasn't alone. Don and Robin Anfinson recycled paper whenever possible. We also called the (800) ACS-2345 Spicer, Minn. We encourage recycling. number on numerous occasions to e COPYRIGHT: Aftcontent herein I-,F. " .... ALE is the property of the Tri-County News and is protected by U.S.   l -' '----'--"--'---" = --- r" SPEC'r t: f copyright taw; content may not be reproduced without our written ..  prior consent. We are proud to be a member of: Minnesota Newspaper Assoc. " " .... -,. Kimball Area Chamber ' l   LI'" / ' Kimball Area Historical Society 7;- Stearns County Press Assoc. 2008 MNAAward for Best Adver-  / ,-   and Personality Photography; !i-ii tisement; 2008 Award for Portrait /"i  ....... i .( I   20"07 MNA Award for Advertising , ..... 00xce0000ence0000000000000000war0. .-.:.'...'bL .... .:.:,..:L Best. Information Graphic; 2006 MN Awaid, Classified Adver- " Using; ZOO4 MNAAward, Advertis- Jim Roach is a local cartoonist who frequently shares his work with us. ing E,q([enc; 2000  MNA Award, Begt Local News Story. DEADLINE: 2 p.m. Mondays o2oo00 Tri-County News - [ "< Materials received after deadline will :::i - ,,'',a be considered for the next week's issue. @iiiiiiiii . .  o" 1867