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llLIIIm munmmmmnmuu Thursday, May 7, 2009 Tri-County News * Kimball, MN !i ::::::::,----.iii iiiiiiii iiiiiii ........... We would like to sincerely thank the good Lord above for all PO 100 th Lemke the blessings we've noticed since the fire, A very grateful heart to the surrounding area fire fighters from Dassel, Litchfield, Kimball, Wat- kins, and Howard Lake for staying focused to the enormous task set before them. A special thanks to the authorities for their assistance. Thanks to Andy Carlson who became a special messenger at an extraordinary time. A huge and continuing thank you to Jason and Mashell Maahs, Kenny and Lori Rohe, Jim and Kay Times, for pro- viding the much-needed milking facilities for our dairy cows. A lot of appreciation for the friends and neighbors with trailers and gates, those that drove the trailers at least two trips to the barn at a very late time of the night. Those also that stayed to help load the trail- ers. Your kindness will ever stay with us. Next-day appreciation for our regular night milkers Deanna and Derek Sunberg, and Sara and Karl Hendrickson, relief-milker Lane Foley, regular employee Jesse McWherter and for Mark Bolvin for coming to assist in the morning to help train and milk the cows. It was a big change and they all did a wonderful job. Thankful that Mark decided to stay on board to help with the daily chores. Much grateful appreciation to the Barka family for the use of a feed truck to haul our daily feed from farm to farm. Joyous appreciation to those bringing dairy, breeding, and vet- erinary supplies, those who came to help sort cows from our heifers, bringing food, coffee, boots, and clothes. Those with phone calls of support and said and continu- ing prayers. Just so much thanks to anyone we may have forgot- ten. All was so greatly appreciated. Thanks! Remembering you all, Duane and Louise Holker Albert and Erin, and Dallas Morgan and Kayle We would like to thank every- one for their support and compas- sion during Tyler's illness and pass- ing. Tyler fought hard, and stayed strong during his 17-months of fighting cancer. Thank you to all of Tyler's friends and classmates who showed up for the visitation and/ or the funeral, to show their sup- port for Tyler. He would have been very proud. A special thank you to Dr. Raw- was, and the eighth-floor staff at Minneapolis Children's Hospital. Thank you to everyone who sent cards, flowers, money and food for the family. The family of Tyler Baker An open-house birthday cele- bration will be held from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, May 17, for Frank Pope at the Holy Cross School in Marty (Pearl Lake). Frank's 100th birthday was Feb. 13. The open house will also celebrate the 65th anniversary of Frank's marriage to Marie Scheeler (May 13) whose birthday is Aug. 13. Is there any question why 13 is their lucky number? Everyone is invited to join this special celebration. For more information, call Frank's niece Audrey Pope at (320) 251-6648. Community Page 3 Jade Elizabeth Lemke was born April 3, 2009, to Rollie Lemke and Jessica Just of Albertville. She weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Brian and Nadine Lemke of South Haven and John and Lesley Just of La Cres- cent. Great-grandparents are John and Fay Lemke of South Haven; Richard and Jeanette Libbesmeier of Kimball; Stan and Shirley Just; and Joanne and Robert Welsch of La Crescent. Ag commissioner advises on HI N1 this quickly. However, what I find more troubling are the attempts by a few groups to turn this legitimate human health concern into a tool for advancing an agenda oppos- ing pork production. The message from govemment authorities at this point is clear: pork is safe to eat. I believe the best approach at a time like this is to avoid specula- tion and instead focus on the facts. To set the record straight, no inci- dents of this H1N1 novel influenza virus had been detected in swine as of April 29. Modern livestock facili- ties typically have strict bio- security measures in place to protect ani- mals from getting sick or spreading disease. The H1N1 novel influenza virus, as it is properly known, is a human respiratory disease and not a food-safety issue. The best advice for citizens at this point is to follow common- sense recommendations related to disease prevention. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, these include: Washing you hands often to protect yourself from germs; H1N1/To page 11 By Gene Hugoson Minn. Comm. of Agriculture The H1N1 novel influenza virus that recently emerged from Mex- ico is the topic of much specula- tion. How easily can it spread? How dangerous is it? How can we pro- tect ourselves and our communi- ties from it? No matter what course the out- break takes, it is already a life-alter- ing tragedy for those who have lost loved ones. I know all Minnesotans join me in expressing sympathy and support to those victims. And while human health and well-being are obviously the main concerns at a time like this, experts have long warned us that a major influenza outbreak could have harmful economic consequences as well. We saw that in the early days of the H1N1 outbreak, as the misleading "swine" label given to the virus impacted pork prices and grain markets. I remain hopeful that this impact will be short-lived, but farm families alreadyhave felt the unpleasant effects. It's natural to see some confu- sion and even misdirected concerns when a new health issue emerges the 'eason From AZ to FL to MT 100 Mile Garage Sale! NANA'S Kimball Master Gardeners & your questions Sponsored by: