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00urs00a00, _00aY&apos; 000,1 C omm tmi ty Tri-County News Kimball, MN Survivor Party for Kate May 29 Open house cancer-survivor party for Kate Stewart-James We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of you who have supported us with your prayers, friendship, and pocket-books dur- ing Kate's battle with leukemia and her bone marrow transplant. There is no way that we can ever tell you how much it has meant to us, knowing we were not alone on this journey. The happy news is that her 6-month bone marrow check shows that Kate has 0 percent leu- kemia and 100 percent donor cells in her marrow. That is FANTASTIC news and we are celebrating. Please come join us for Kate's Belated Sweet Sixteen/SURVIVOR PARTY at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Fair Haven Park shelter. There will be DI/Karaoke starting right away and a Hog Roast and Pot Luck Sup- per when the hog is done at about 4 p.m. Bring a dish to share if you can. If you can't, come anyway, because we want to see you! We have been waiting so long to be able to say CANCER-FREE] Can't wait to see you there! - Candy, Roger, Sammi, and Kate The Old Glory Run May 21 The Minn. Disabled American Veterans organization (DAV) would like to make you aware of THE OLD GLORY RUN scheduled for May 21, in Cold Spring. This year's event is the fourth annual event that was organized and coordinated by Curt and Pam Karls of Cold Spring who have given their time and talents to an event where all proceeds go to the DAV of MN Foundation. These pro- ceeds are designated for projects/ programs serving veterans at the St. Cloud VAMC and other disabled veteran programs in the surround- ing areas. This past summer a new van was delivered to the VAMC, and is being used to transport vet- erans in need of a ride to and from their medical appointments at the St. Cloud VAMC, thanks to the pro- ceeds from last year's event. In addition, funds were used to pro- vide for the disabled veterans tur- key and deer hunts at Camp Ripley organized by the St. Cloud VAMC. The website with the infor- mation on the event is at <www. theoldgloryrun.com>. The coor- dinators of the event can be con- tacted at <curtandpamkarls@ edinarealty.com>. NA meets in Kingston NarcoticsAnonymous (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. McCaughan- Nelson Bethany McCaughan and Luke Nelson are happy and proud to announce that they will be married on Friday, May 20, 2011, at Ham- line United Methodist Church in St. Patti. The couple met at Ham- line University and will make their home in Kimball. Luke serves as the pastor of Kimball UMC and Zion UMC of South Haven. Bethany is currently a Chaplain Resident for the Veterans Affairs Health Care System in St. Cloud. The couple welcome and invite you to attend an open house recep- tion in celebration of their mar- riage at Willow Creek Park in Kim- ball from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, lune 4. Adopt-a-pot in Kimball The Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce will once again spon- sor the Adopt-a-pot in the city of Kimball. If you would like to adopt one of the flower pots, plant it and give it tender loving care, please call Chris Jeppesen at (320) 398-5231. The judging  be done the begin- ning of August and the winne Hill be announced at the Little Miss Kim- ball coronation during Kimball Days. Kimball Days- crafters/vendors Kimball Days committee is look- ing 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 register. 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. "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic." -- Anonymous. Page 5 With new discounts and rates, now is the time to take another look. 8 Thomas Ehlinger Agency, Inc, 39A Maus Drive #3 Kimball, MN 55353-0010 (320) 398-3645 www.tehlinger.com , AMERICAN FAMILY American Family Mutual Insurance Company and its Subsidiaries American Family Insurance Company Home Office - Madison, W153783 BC-221385 - 5/11 Letter to the Editor We value high quality education I would like to take this oppor- tunity to thank the people of Eden Valley andWatkins for their unwav- ering commitment to education. I am a proud graduate of EV-W from the Class of 1985. The solid educa- tion I received from Eden Valley- Watkins schools was the founda- tion on which I built further stud- ies and which allowed me to create life goals. This "Thank You" comes at a time when the residents of these two communities are asked to join together in supporting a commit- ment to education with a referen- dum vote. This referendum will have an impact on the educational opportunities of this communi- ty's children for years to come. Your decision to vote "yes" Hill have a far-reaching outcome. Older voters should know their vote to support our schools will make a difference to younger genorations. I flame the discussion about this referendum in terms of an investment in the people (both children and adults) of Eden Valley and Watkins. Like those people who plant trees, under whose shade they do not expect to sit, so too is our investment in education today. Most people of voting age Hill not benefit personally from new build- ings, low class sizes and improved educational opportunities. How- ever, most people in Eden Valley and Watkins know that an educated community creates hardworking, quality individuals who share a commitment to their neighbor. For over two decades, I have been an educator, and I am cur- rently the Big Lake High School principal. I have been involved in a variety of referendum discussions, meetings, and presentations over the years. Regardless of the tim- ing of a referendum discussion, they can become emotional and passionate. It should be remem- bered that when our community expresses its opinions on this mat- ter, all voices need to be heard in order to maintain a quality discus- sion which is truly representative of our communities. The people I speak with in the EV-W communi- ties have always helped me gauge and measure the educational deci- sions I make. The Eden Valley and Watkins communities have never walked unsteady. These communi- ties don't hesitate in calls to action. Nor have they ever lost their faith in the value of providing a high quality education to their children. Bob Dockendorf EV-W Class of 1985 /IH