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II . _  l|ilIHiJl|lgNg HNKNNDN hursday 00009 Corn ity county News- Kimb00l, MN mun :iiiiiiiiiiiiNNN!Niiiii!iiNiiigNNii " " =- .... -i "  2i.__  .L_ Chain of Lakes Association meeting The Chain of Lakes Associa- tion (COLA) will have their first meeting this year at the Concor- dia Lutheran Church at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, for coffee and rolls. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Learn what you can do to improve the health of our lakes and streams. Elementary Spring Concert Kimball Elementary will present their Spring Concert at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, Kindergarten through sixth grade will perform outside behind the school. In case of rain, the concert will be held inside. The event will be lots of fun, ending with a sing-a-long for all. Come early to enjoy piano selections by many of the students. Arlene Sands Kimball Area vocal Music Specialist Poppy Day to remember On a spring day like this, we'd like to forget about war and believe that this country will never again be engaged in an armed conflict. God willing, it will be true. There are many who would put all memory of war behind us, clos- ing that chapter of history and confining it to a few pages of a his- tory book. That would be a mistake, because we learn from history. If we forget about those wars and the millions who died while serving their country, whether they vol- unteered or were drafted, we'd be making a great mistake. The Aux- iliary's Poppy Day reminds Amer- ica of the sacrifice of millions of lives in war.., that the price of war in human life is high. As long as we remember this, we will never, ever rush headlong into a conflict. Poppy Day simply says: Remember. The nation's tribute to its war dead beganwithWorldWar I.While those of us who have never been on a battlefield have no concept of what it is really like - whether it was leaping out of a trench, or hit- ting the beach in Normandy, or sit- ting in a foxhole on Guadalcanal, or crawling through the rice pad- dies of Vietnam- war is hell, living hell. And losing a friend, a com- rade, takes a greater toll on that soldier than we can ever compre- hend. Coming home isn't easy. Putting your life back together isn't easy. That's why it is impor- tant today to remember the dead of the battlefields and to honor the living who returned. They earned that honor! Poppy Day sends a message to America's veterans of all wars - World Wars I and II, Korea, Viet- nam, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, Persian Gull Afghanistan, Iraq - that they are respected for serv- ing their country, for risking their lives in a way that we at home have never known. It's a small thing - .this poppy with its roots in the battlefields of World War I - but its purpose is great. When it bloomed in the spring of 1918, around the shell craters and among the barbed wire barriers, it became an emblem of tribute never to be forgotten. Perhaps what makes those young lives lost in World War I so important to remember today is that they still rest on foreign soil. They lie, row upon row, near the battlefields of France, islands of the South Pacific, and so many other foreign locations where they fell. It is a small thing to wear a red poppy, but the act has great meaning to this nation. As long as America remembers the sacri- fice of her sons and daughters, there is hope for the future, hope .... ..... that one day there will be no more wars. That makes Poppy Day impor- tant to you - and to every individ- ual in America. When you see your American Legion Auxiliary vol- unteer on Poppy Day, a bouquet of poppies made by a veteran in her hand, pick one, wear it, make a contribution to the day of honor- ing and supporting American vet- erans. They served for you, They died for you, Can you forget them? Poppy Day in Kimball is Fri- day evening, May 8, and Saturday morning, May 9. Anita Hoefer, Poppy Chairman IH . _ - 111' Page 7 New owners! Served every Wednesday, 5-7:30! Same 6reat Chioken! $7 50 Children 10 a under $3 HeaLth Mart. PHARMACY Fast, Friendly and Convenient. A Pharmacist You Can Trust. We've Got You Covered. We accept 1,O00s of insurance plans, so most likely we accept Kodak Picture Kiosk 29 NOW AVAILABLE t - 4"x6" Prints Camera cards CDs & floppy disks USB flash drives Prints of almost any size Camera phones IrDA or technology enabled devices Visit us at "arensonrx.net" ...... :: ::::::::::::::::::::: ..... Soon, our community will have reason to celebrate. This summer, we'll introduce you to our newly expanded Birthing Center, filled with amenities designed to make giving birth a restful, convenient experience for the whole family - from more comfortable birthing suites with hardwood floors to pull-out beds for family membersand whirlpool tubs. And that's just the beginning. Take a look for yourself: we've posted the baby pictures at www.MeekerMemorial.org. MEEKER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Care as it should be. 612 South Sibley Ave. / Litchfield, MN 55355 / (320) 693-3242 / meekermemorial.org