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Pa00e 6 Duane &apos;Beno' Benoit, 78 Duane "Beno" Benoit of Das- sel died Friday, June 4, 2010, at his home in, Dassel. He was 78. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 11, at the St. John's Catholic Church in Darwin with Fr. John Pearson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, with parish prayers at 7 p.m., and a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. There will be a one-hour visitation prior to the service Fri- day. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Duane "Beno" John Benoit was born Jan. 12, 1932, in St. Cloud to George F. and Fran- ces B. (Toenjes) Benoit. He grew up in the rural St, Augusta area where he attended Meyer's School and graduated from Kimball High School in 1949. Duane was baptized and received the Sacraments at the St. Mary's Help of Christians Cath- olic Church in St. Augusta. He was presently an active member of the St. John's Catholic Church in Darwin, serving recently on the church maintenance committee. He helped with the Eucharistic Adoration, and was a volunteer for beautifying church properties. He was a Fourth-Degree and Grand Knight of the Knights of Colum- bus. Duane worked as a deputy sheriff in Stearns County. He con- tinued in law enforcement and retired in 1994, after serving 14 years as the Chief of Police for the City of Dassel. Oct. 19, 1961, Duane was united in marriage to Charlene Brengman at the HolyAngels Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Together they'rnade their home in rural St. Augusta until 1982, when they moved to Dassel, where they have resided since. In 1971, Duane started auc- tioneering. He had been the past president of the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association in 1979, II IIIIII II [Funeral Care - Ill Ill jill llll i w, " Burial and Cremation Services View obituaries, guestbooks and uideos on-line Kimball * (320) 398-5055 Church 40bit. Thursday, June l0, 2010 Tri-County News Kimball, MN and was inducted into the Minne- sota Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame in 2002. After retiring, he was employed by the Gold Cross Medical transport to drive people to their doctor appointments, and was awarded the Employee of the Year. He enjoyed restoring tractors, building miniature toys, loved to watch and play basketball, and listen to bluegrass music. Duane was a member of the Toastmasters International, Rotary, Kiwanis, and was the president of the Das- sel Senior Citizens. Duane was preceded in death by an infant son James Scott, par- ents, sister Lorraine Paone, and brother Harold. He is survived by his wife Char- lene Benoit of Dassel; son Timo- thy (and Sandra) Benoit of Das- sel; daughters Mary (and Ste- ven) Levinski of Darwin, Susan (and Timothy) Steuck of Dassel, and Shelly (and Carlos) Mendiola of Dassel, 12 grandchildren, one brother Louis Benoit of St. Cloud, sister-in-law Erma Benoit of St. Augusta, and many nieces and nephews. Pillow facts Mark your calendar. Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service will be in Kimball at the Legion Club 7 a.m. to noon Friday, June 18. A good goose-feather pillow (considered the Cadillac of pil- lows) given proper care, should last anywhere between 60 and 100 years and still be in good usable condition. Here's why most of them don't: EVERY time a pillow is washed or steam-cleaned, those feathers have lost between 10 and 15 years of their usefulness. WHY? A feather depends on the oil in it for its life and soft- ness. Washing or steam-cleaning removes oil from them, shorten- ing their useable life. Now if you can get the pil- low cleaned and covered in a'new tick (material) reasonably priced, doing so without removing any oil from the feathers, it is possible to have a pillow that would last you many, many years. This is where Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service comes in. We have a machine that can do just that and do it very reasonably. The machine is mounted in a mobile unit and work is completed on-site while you wait, same day service. This machine system will clean, disinfect, and deodor- ize the feathers without remov- ing any of their oil. Your feathers arenot mixed with any other cus- tomer's feathers, you receive all of your own feathers back, no feath- ers lost. How the machine works: The feathers are emptied into the machine where they are tumbled and fluffed by rotating brushes. The tumbling action has two additional purposes: To remove the chaff and dust to a grate in the bottom of the drum and to sub- ject all feathers tthe germ-killing ozone-emitting, ultra-violet light produced by powerful germicidal bulbs set into the top of the drum. After a period of four minutes, the feathers are automatically vacuumed from the drum into a deodorizing chamber, processing Sgt. Kathy Pederson ......  Minnesota State Patrol ' Summer safely tips Dear Trooper Kathy: I realize summer is coming. Do yofl have any special tips I can give to my kids OR my parents when they come to visit this summer. I worry about them traveling. Trooper Kathy says: I try not to advocate one group over another but sometimes when I find worth- while information I will pass on to you where youcan get it. Here's one example. An eye-catching new traffic" safety booklet from AAA Minne- sota/Iowa (a part of the Auto Club Group) and the Minnesota Safety Council provides engaging and practical tips for drivers of all ages. Get There! Your Guide to Traffic Safety addresses 20 top issues driv- ers face behind the wheel, rang- ing from distracted driving to bad weather, sharing the road and more. It focuses on universal best prac- tices, as opposed to specific laws. Written in a conversational tone, the free 28-page full-color booklet blends recommendations with fun facts, quiz questions and vivid pho- tographs. It's available just in time for the summer travel season. The roughly 100 days from Memorial Day to Labor Day are historically the most dangerous time of year on America's roadways. "Get There/can serve as a great refresher before the height of the summer driving season," said Randy Williams, president of AAA Minnesota/Iowa. "We encourage drivers of any age or geographic region to take these practices to heart and help reduce their risk behind the wheel." "Knowing enough to get a driv- er's license isn't the same as hav- ing the good driving habits that we need to be well-prepared, courte- ous, crash-free drivers," said Carol Bufton, president of the Minne- sota Safety Council. "Get There! is designed to help you get where you're going-without a traffic ticket and all in one piece!" Single copies are available for free (one per person) at any AAA branch office in Minnesota as well as at the Minnesota Safety Coun- cil office in St. Paul. Get There! Your Guide to Traffic Safety can be down- loaded from <www.minnesotasafety counciLorg/traffic/GetThere.pdf>. If you have any questions regard- ing traffic safety and/or traffic laws, please e- mail her at <kathy.pederson @state.mn.us>. Sgt. Pederson 11 not offer advice on specific situa- tions or real events, which involve law enforcement. Parish used and new book sale Holy Myrrh-Bearers Ortho- dox Church in St. Cloud is having a book sale Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 10-12. The hours are 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 10; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Sat- urday, June 11 and 12. The church is located at 601 Seventh Ave. S. St. Cloud. Selections will include mod- ern and classical fiction and lots of non-fiction titles for adults and childrep, as well as homeschool educational materials and more. Also can be found large quantities of religious/spiritual titles. A very special library of Folio Society books and other seri- ous history titles will be on sale, donated to us by a local collector, Here are great books for your summer reading at low prices. For more information, please call Heidi Kroll at (320) 252- 2595. through and into the new feather- Collectible ornament available and down-proof fabric ticking (material covering of your choice). The result is a cleaner than new pillow, in five minutes. Kimball Area Emergency Food Shelf,_ MiI Inc. St. Anne's Church in Kimball 10 - 10:45 a.m. Tues./Thurs. Also open 2nd Monday of the month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398-2211 www.dingmannfuneral.com For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches, The Stearns History Museum and Research Center announces the release of its second annual limited edition collectible orna- ment featuring the 1919 Pan Car. The Pan Car was produced by the Pan Motor Company in St. Cloud between 1917 and 1919. Approxi- mately 750 were produced by auto- mobile entrepreneur Samuel Pan- dolfo before the company closed in 1919 when Pandolfo was sent to prison for mail fraud. This bulb is the second of an annual lim- ited edition collectible ornament series depicting a different Stearns County landmark each year. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will directly fund the Museum's education pro- grams. Only 100 ornaments have been created and are available for purchase in the Museum Store for $15.95 plus sales tax. The glass ornaments, done in red with silver accents, will make great gifts for friends and family, as well as for yourselfl Store hours are Monday - Fri- day 9-5, Saturday 10-5, and Sun- day 12 noon-5. The Stearns History Museum Store is located at 235 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud. Minnesota Quilters, Inc. presents 32nd Annual Quilt Show & Conference June 17-19, 2010 St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud, MN Exhibits, Glasses, Lectures Special Events Vendors For information, visit our site: www.mnquilt.org www.tricou ntyn ews. M N Amenities to meet your needs: .,, (-"'r' o 3 meals per day & snacks Scheduled exercise and Church activities, Now offering including mass 3 timesimo. RESPITE CARE  Housekeeping/laundry services ...... Medication services with LPN/RN services available 24 hours per day 0000"00Heritage House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Finest For more information: Joyce Quast, or LPNIAsst Manager (320)