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Pa00e 14 C ommuni Thursday, July 2, 2009 ty Tri-Coun News * Kimball, MN ]g ............... Carl I_arson, DVM 00Boom :Boom Pow master&apos;s bird. What we saw was nothing. Rouser was nowhere to be found. Whether this made my dad nervous or not I'm not sure, because even though I wanted to drop everything and assem- ble a search party to find my poor lost dog, he figured Rouser would eventually find us and we should keep hunting for awhile. As much as I objected, we continued. As it got close to dusk my dad finally decided we should head in the direction of the car, which direc- tion that was I had no idea. I was absolutely devastated because Rouser had not found us, and I could see our car about a quar- ter-mile ahead. We weren't going to leave without him were we? To make things worse, we weren't cer- tain, but there appeared to be the silhouette of someone sitting in the passenger seat of the car. Cau- tiously we approached the car to find muddy claw marks all the way up the door and half-open window with Rouser sitting there on the seat, tail wagging and smiling from ear to ear! If you weren't familiar with the term "gun-shy" before, you are now. Rouser enjoyed a life of leisure in our backyard with no hunting responsibilities from that day forth. A couple years ago, my dogs were with us at the lake cele- brating the Fourth of July; that is until someone lit off a firework at about 5 p.m. "Molly" decided she was ready to come out of hiding at about 1 a.m., a few hours after Aside from being insightful lyr- ics to a popular song on the radio, boom boom pow is the sound fire- works will be making this week- end sending some dogs off on a dead sprint in the opposite direc- tion. Noise phobias are quite com- mon in dogs this time of year with Fourth of July celebrations and thunderstorms. Another example of noise phobia would be a gun- shy hunting dog ... obviously a career-limiting quality if steps are not taken to correct the fear. Let me tell you, I've had a couple dogs with noise phobias. My dad assures me that he trained several successful hunt- ing dogs before I came around, but the following is the tale of my first and last time hunting with the assistance of a dog. "Rouser," our young English Springer Span- iel, and I were being treated to our first hunting trip with my dad, and I think I just walked along ... too young to even carry a gun. Rouser was trained and ready to go, so we piled into the Oldsmobile station wagon and headed to the woods full of anticipation and excite- ment for our first hunt together. A warm fall day, we left the win- dows of the car halfway down, and Rouser and I followed my dad deep into the woods far from view of the car. It wasn't long before a bird was kicked up and shots were fired. At this point, one expects to see their well-trained loyal canine com- panion loping through the under- brush faithfully retrieving their For the next 5 weeks, you can run a FREE each week (up to 20 words for At $6 a week times 5 weeks, that's $30- the same cost as a regular subscription for a fill in the information below, call or bring it in by 2 and we'll run your classified that week for subscription is currentl. OR start a new subscri and get 5 weeks of classified ads for FREE. NO business or commercial ads, please. We reserve ads to subscribers only (not family), and to rej My Name: FREE Classified Ad. Request [I currently subscribe to the Tri-CountyNews, subscription is paid up through July 31, 2009, or beyond. or I'd like to start a new subscription and get my free classified ads. Enclosed is the subscription coupon above. Please run my ad below for (circle one) 1 2 3 4 5 weeks the last firework was lit. Repeat- edly calling her name was about as useless for getting her to come as it was annoying to everyone else try- ing to enjoy the lake that night. Fortunately, there are a few remedies. Desensitization train- ing, where you start with record- ings of faint noises and work up to loud, sudden noises, rewarding calm behavior along the way can resolve some of these anxieties. Some people even use relaxation CDs with rain sounds so dogs learn that there is no reason to be scared. In some situations, if the anxious behavior is so severe the dog causes damage to the house or itself, we even prescribe sedatives for use during fireworks or thun- derstorms. Sedating the gun-shy hunting dog probably wouldn't work so well ... they may not care about the gun going off, but they also wouldn't care about retriev- ing the bird! E-mail your animal questions to <carllarson@watkinsvetclinic. corn>. Youth for Understanding exchange Community f Wednesday, July 1, New Min- nesota sales tax takes effect (see story on page 6). Wednesday-Sunday, July 1-5, Annandale Independence Day fes- tival. Sunday, July 5, Annandale Old West Extravaganza. Tuesday, July 7, 7:30 p.m., Kim- ball Legion Auxiliary; 8 p.m., Legion meets. Tuesday, July 7, 7:30 p.m., Wat- kins Legion. Thursday-Sunday, July 9-12, Litchfield Watercade Celebration. Thursday-Sunday, July 9-12, 101st annual convention of the Apostolic Lutheran Church, at Atwood Center (SCSU campus); see a d on page 6. Friday-Sunday, July 10-12, Rockville Rock-Fest. Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12, Pearl Lake Parish Festival (watch for ad next week). Monday, June 15, 6 p.m., Kim- ball Lions. Thursday-Saturday, July 16-18, "7 p.m., and Sunday, July 19, 2 p.m., KCP production of Camelot at KAHS Cafetorium; see ad on page 9. Thursday-Sunday, July 16-19, Richmond River Lake Days. Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, Grand opening at Millner Heritage Winery (Hwy. 15, 7 miles south of Kimball). Monday, July 20, 6 p.m., Kim- ball Lions. Thursday-Saturday, July 23-24, Cold Spring Hometown Pride Fes- tival. Saturday, July 25, South Haven Day. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 1-2, Wat- kins Kraut 'n' Wurst Festival. Tuesday, Aug. 4, Kimball cele- brates National Night Out, at Wil- low Creek Park in Kimball. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., Kim- ball Legion Auxiliary; 8 p.m., Legion meets. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., Wat- kins Legion. Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 6-9, MinnesotaBluegrassandOld-Time Festival at El Rancho Mafiana. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 7-8, Clearwater festival. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 7-9. Kim- ball Days. Saturday, Aug. 15, Maple Lake Days of Old. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 15-16, community open house at the new St. John's Lutheran Church. Monday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m.. Kim- ball Lions. Sunday, Aug. 23, Dedication ser- vice at the new St. John's Lutheran Church. Sunday, Aug. 23, Annandale Fiddlers Festival. Hosting an exchange student with Youth For Understanding is an enjoyable learning experience for the entire family. Hosting will for- ever change how your family thinks about the world. They l] create lifelong memories and relation- ships for you and your entire fam- ily. Experience the world without leaving home! We are looking for families throughout the Heartland (depend- ing on school availability). These students are of high school age from various countries. The students bring their own spending money and are covered by medical insur- ance. Families need to be able to share a loving and supportive fam- ily life as well as provide for an addi- tional family member, including a separate bed, study area and three meals each day. Families should also be prepared to share their com- munity with their student. YFU families come in all shapes and sizes: working parents, single parents or single people, couples with (any age) or without children, adoptive parents, empty nesters, and military families. . YOUR family can be aYFU Fam- ily. To learn more visit us at <www. yfu-usa.org>. Just pick out the stu- dent you would like to host, com- plete the on-line host family appli- cation or contact theYFU directly at (866) 493-8872. r i m m m mnmu m m i m i m ' i-Cou00_,.tYoNeWs , dL:,4 "- I tO read I "g ... for everyonel I | Tri-County News Subscription Form: [21NEW 1RENEWALI year for marling in Minnesota or [ $40/year for marling out-of-state ---i3 ::::year SENIOR rate in Minnesota [21,30,yea. SZNlOa,.,o ou,_sta,e I l (SENIORS are age 62 and older) | I =ame' Telephone' I I '00d'ess'ci00'state'z'p: 21 *Jethod of payment:  Check enclosed or  Please.charge $ to my:  ViSA  MC i:ard number: _- exp. date: t Offer expires, and free ads will not run beyond July 31, 2009. : P. sdnaB"*:X 220. , Kimball MN" 55353 - 0220 : Tel/Fax (320) 398-5000 L ........... j Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12, .Pearl Lake Parish Festival (see ad on page 3 for details). Saturday, July 18, Kimball Wres- tling Booster Golf Tournament. Education Wednesday, July 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sunshine Storyhour at Kim- ball Library, for ages 3-7; free. Friday, July 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m., "Create with Clay" at Kimball Library with Mike Linn; for ages 9-13 (limit of 12). Monday, July 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., "Art in Nature" program at Kim- ball Library, for ages 3-12. Wednesday, July 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sunshine Storyhour at Kim- ball Library, for ages 3-7; free. Wednesday, July 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sunshine Storyhour at Kim- ball Library, for ages 3-7; free. Friday, July 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m., "Let go of my LEGO" at Kimball Library; for ages 7-12 (limit of 12). Friday, July 24, KAHS Class of 1979 30th reunion at Great Blue Heron in Cold Spring; (320) 558- 6961 or 259-8212. Government Tuesday, July 7 (NOTE DATE CHANGE), 7 p.m., Kimball City Council meeting, Kimball City Hall. (320) 398-2725. Thursday, July 9, 7 p.m., Wat- kins City Council, at Watkins City Hall. Send students on a space adventure! We'll give students the sun, the moon ... and the stars, too! The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, located in Rapid City, is offering summer camps and classes that will cover space- and science-related topics for students of all ages. Space Adventures! Camp will cover topics such as black holes, time travel, star mythology, satel- lites and much more. Participants will also build and launch their own model rocket. Field trips will include the Air & Space Museum and the Hidden Valley Observa- tory for stargazing through a com- puter-guided telescope. This co-ed residential camp is offered to mid- dle school students, July 19-24, and high school students, July 26-31. For students not yet ready for an overnight college experience, there is also a day class being offered called ' Walk through Space." This class will'give students an intro- duction to .astronomy and the solar system. Topics covered include the International Space Station, Mars exploration, and other current events in space. A Walk through Space is offered to elementary school students on Monday, Aug. 3 from 1-2:30 p.m., and to middle school students on Monday, Aug. 10 from 1-3 p.m. Scholarships may be available to students with financial need or good academic performance. For more information and to register, please visit <htrp://sdmines.sdsmt. edu/learn/youth> or call Educa- tional Programs at (605) 394-2693. 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